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Flies reared in the dark for 60 years give up their genetic secrets

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On 11 November 1954, Japanese ecologist Syuiti Mori placed a dark cloth over a captive colony of fruit flies and began one of evolutionary biology's longest-running lab experiments. Sixty-one years ...

American Pharoah’s Second Life as a $200k-a-Night Stud

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The world’s fastest horse could earn more in the shed than he made on the track. The verb to use in polite company is “cover.” The stud covers the mare.

The sexual misconduct case that has rocked anthropology

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On a cold evening last March, as researchers descended upon St. Louis, Missouri, for the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), a dramatic scene unfolded at ...

One Humanity, Shared Responsibility

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Photo credits Slide 1: SOMALIA, Gangale/UNICEF Slide 3, first: HAITI, Marco Dormino/UNICEF/UN Photo Slide 3, second: SYRIA, Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/IRIN Slide 4: Ban Ki-Moon, Mark Garten/UN Photo Slide 11: PAKISTAN, Warrick ...

A Skeptic Infiltrates a Cruise for Conspiracy Theorists

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Say you’re not one to believe the mainstream media. Maybe you think climate change is an elaborate hoax or the medical community is trying to hide the myriad dangers of ...

UN World Food Programme

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Use of basic health services drastically reduced at the height of the Ebola outbreak. The population was hesitant to approach the health centres due to fears of either contacting Ebola ...

Help is a phone call away for displaced Yemenis

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Text size| | | News Stories, 5 February 2016 © UNHCR/A.AlsayaghiA new call centre in Sana'a provides an essential bridge between Yemenis and the humanitarian community. SANA'A, Yemen, Feb 5 ...

Public Markets Are Sending Some Ominous Signals to Private Tech Companies

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After years of rapidly growing valuations and additions to the "Unicorn" club, a number of private companies have seen their valuations take dramatic cuts. From Foursquare Labs Inc. raising funds ...

World's Negative-Yielding Bond Pile Tops $7 Trillion: Chart

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More than $7 trillion of government bonds offered yields below zero globally as of Monday, making up about 29 percent of the Bloomberg Global Developed Sovereign Bond Index. The total ...

Guillain–Barré syndrome

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Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks their peripheral nerves. People of all ages can be affected, but it is more common in adults ...

Epilepsy

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Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages. Approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological ...

Why You Can't Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home

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Cockroaches get everywhere. There they are, somehow, against all odds, in that room that looked to be totally sealed from the outside world, in that cupboard you swore was tightly ...

UN Agencies Warn Of Escalating Food Crisis In South Sudan

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Drought In Ethiopia: 10 Million People In Need Sierra Leone: Moms And Their Babies Are Returning To The Health Centres University of Notre Dame Students Fighting Hunger

IEA Raises Estimate of Surplus Oil Supply on Higher OPEC Output

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The global oil surplus will be bigger than previously estimated in the first half, increasing the risk of further price losses, as OPEC members Iran and Iraq bolster production while ...

Natural History Museums Are Teeming With Undiscovered Species

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In the darkness of the Akeley Hall of Mammals, swarms of kids gawk at beautifully staged dioramas of Africa’s wildlife. The stuffed safari, nestled in the American Museum of Natural ...

Deutsche Bank Says Reserves Sufficient for AT1 Coupons in 2017

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Deutsche Bank AG, seeking to reassure investors about its ability to pay coupons on its riskiest debt, said it has sufficient payment capacity this year and next, backed in part ...

Hillary Clinton Says Bernie Sanders Took Wall Street Money Too

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Youth empowerment

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In response to the worldwide phenomenon of young men and women calling for meaningful civic, economic, social and political participation, UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 recognizes the involvement of young men ...

Read the Very Personal Letter That Got 'Room' Director Lenny Abrahamson His Oscar-Nominated Gig

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Published for the first time, now you can read the director's passionate pitch that landed him an Oscar nomination. 00000152-ae20-d150-aff6-ef7d0f400000 READ MORE: How Lenny Abrahamson Beat Out the Rest of ...

Here's What Executives Say About Possibility of U.S. Recession

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Executives across corporate America are being asked for their views on whether a recession is in the offing. Growth in the U.S. decelerated to a 0.7 percent annualized rate in ...

SolarCity on Building and Operating a 21st-Century Power Grid

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All it takes is massive institutional change in the way we value DERs and design the utility. All it takes is massive institutional change in the way we value DERs ...

As Governor Unveils Next Year’s Budget, This Year’s Gridlock Is Still Crushing His Schools

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In a speech Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) will lay out his vision for the 2016-17 fiscal year. It’s a normal political act with one large, abnormal feature lurking ...

Negative Rates Seen as Option for Fed as BOJ, ECB Pave the Way

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Global central banks have opened the door to negative U.S. interest rates, in Wall Street’s view. After the Bank of Japan cut some rates below zero last month to spur ...

54th Session of the Commission for Social Development

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The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) will take place in New York from 3 to 12 February 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under ...

A High-Stakes Contest to 'Reinvent' Paris Fails to Impress

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The huge “Reinventing Paris” competition was the sort of opportunity most cities are lucky to get once in a generation. Launched by Paris City Hall last year, the contest picked ...

Another Dynasty Shaken as Oil Crash Tests Azeri Leader's Rule

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For Azerbaijan, plunging foreign reserves and two currency devaluations last year provided a stern test for the energy-reliant nation. For its long-time leader, the economic and political challenges are just ...

Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers

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More than 1 in 5 people who visit Wired Magazine’s website use ad-blocking software. Starting Feb. 16, the magazine will give those readers a choice: stop blocking ads, pay to ...

Fed May Lack Legal Authority for Negative Rates: 2010 Fed Memo

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The Federal Reserve may not have the legal authority to set negative interest rates in the U.S., according to a 2010 staff memo that was posted late last month on ...

One Chart That Shows the Dramatic Repricing of Fed Expectations So Far This Year

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The year 2016 has been characterized by rising volatility, selloffs in markets all around the world, and growing concern about the state of the economy. So naturally, there's been a ...

The Phone Companies People Actually Love

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Robert Arnold, 68, worked for AT&T for 35 years, testing phone lines and cables for its TV service. While he worked there, he used his employer’s cell plan. After retiring,

Jefferies Strategist: The ECB and the BoJ Need to Go Way Bigger for Their Easing to Work

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The Bank of Japan and European Central Bank are pumping roughly $70 billion into the financial system each month, yet global markets are sputtering, inflation is low, and economic momentum ...

Traders Going for Exit Target Greece, Sending Stocks to 1990 Low

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As the global market rout deepens, Greek assets are again the ones that are suffering the most. The nation’s stocks are back to being the biggest decliners of the year ...

Greek Bank Woes Intensify in 2016 as Shares Sink by Half: Chart

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Greek banks have plunged by more than 55 percent this year, as uncertainty over yet another stalled bailout review weighs on the country’s economic recovery prospects. That’s bad news for ...

CognitiveLogic Raises $3M To Help Enterprises Pool Big Data While Keeping Privacy Intact

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DataSift made a name for itself as a company that took large unstructured datasets — such as anonymised firehoses from social media services like Facebook (and previously, Twitter) and ordered ...

Facebook Ordered To Stop Tracking Non-Users In France

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Yet more privacy problems for Facebook in Europe. Now the French data protection authority, the CNIL, has issued the company with a formal notice to get its house in order ...

Big turnout is expected at a showdown over the Coastal Commission chief's future

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For more than four decades, the California Coastal Commission has policed land use and preserved public access along more than 1,100 miles of shoreline — some of the most valuable ...

#TweetForHeat

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$200 Could help keep a refugee family warm for two months $600 Could provide a most vulnerable family with the essentials to get them through the entire winter season $1200 ...

European Stocks Fall With U.S. Futures as German Bonds Rise

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European stocks fell for a sixth day, credit markets weakened and German bonds advanced. Crude erased gains while currencies of commodity-producing countries and Gulf shares rose. Equities in Europe headed ...

Hamas operative killed in fourth Gaza tunnel collapse in recent weeks

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A Hamas operative was killed Tuesday in a tunnel collapse in southern Gaza's Khan Younis region, according to Palestinian sources.A Gaza health ministry spokesman confirmed the reports, saying Marwan Marouf,

Footage shows pilot whale drowned by hunters as pod is killed in Japan

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Thrashing around in the blood of their family members and slaughtered by 'wealthy' hunters - this is the fate of thousands of pilot whales and dolphins in Japan's infamous killing ...

ActCoastal

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Welcome to ActCoastal, the California Coast Accountability Project. ActCoastal is a campaign to protect California’s coast by bringing transparency and accountability to the actions of the California Coastal Commission. Rally ...

Despite war at home, more Syrian refugees return from Iraq

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Text size| | | News Stories, 8 February 2016 © UNHCR/R. Hussein RasheedSyrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq load their luggage on to a boat on the Tigris ...

World's Largest Energy Trader Sees a Decade of Low Oil Prices

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Oil prices will stay low for as long as 10 years as Chinese economic growth slows and the U.S. shale industry acts as a cap on any rally, according to ...

Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through power of stamps

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Listen / The beauty and power of postage stamps are an ideal vehicle for changing "hearts and minds" over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. That's the very heart-felt view ...

Texas Officials Want Controversial Family Detention Centers To Be Labeled As ‘Child Care’ Centers

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Texas state officials are moving ahead with a proposal to license controversial detention centers for detained immigrant families as child care facilities. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services ...

Pro-Israel group to show movie boycotted by Norwegian festival

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A Norwegian film festival refused to screen an Israeli film because of its adherence to a cultural boycott. Now, a pro-Israel organization is arranging for the film to be showed ...

Condemning DPR Korea's missile launch, Security Council to pursue 'significant measures' in response

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7 February 2016 – Following emergency consultations today, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it ...

'Drag Race' Queens Violet Chachki and Miss Fame Get Hot And Heavy In New Video

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RuPaul’s Drag Race season seven winner Violet Chachki is no stranger to salacious music videos. The reigning queen’s debut “Bettie” was a steamy BDSM-flavored homage to Bettie Page. Now, it’s ...

Ian McKellen Gets Choked Up Reading This Powerful Coming Out Letter

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“I have friends who think I’m foolish to write this letter. I hope they’re wrong.” That’s how Michael Tolliver begins his coming out letter to his parents in Armistead Maupin’s ...

Shark nets used at most beaches do not protect swimmers, research suggests

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The shark nets used at most beaches might make you feel safer, but they do nothing to reduce your chance of being attacked, according to a new analysis of data.
 

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