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Radar Detectors Are Now Technologically Advanced Enough to Match Your Supercar

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So you spent six figures and now you’ve finally got your dream car. Six hundred horsepower. Zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds. Curves that make you bite your thumb ...

Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, am...

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The goal of this article is to promote clear thinking and clear writing among students and teachers of psychological science by curbing terminological misinformation and confusion. To this end, we ...

Why the World’s Largest Record Label Wants to Be a Movie Studio

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Amy Winehouse’s 9-year-old album “Back to Black” is outselling newer records from Beyonce, Adele and Pitbull, buoyed by critical praise for the documentary about the singer’s sudden rise and fall.

California Regulator Mary Nichols May Transform the Auto Industry

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Sergio Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the $32,500 battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as “eco-chic.” “I hope you don’t buy it,” he told ...

This Video Shows a Police Officer Handcuffing an 8-Year-Old Boy With a Mental Disorder

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A Kentucky police officer has been named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday alleging that he illegally handcuffed and restrained two elementary school students with disabilities. According to the lawsuit,

Shire Makes Unsolicited Bid to Buy Baxalta for $30 Billion

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Shire Plc made an unsolicited offer to buy Baxalta Inc., a business that Baxter International Inc. spun off last month, for about $30 billion in stock to create a biotech ...

In Cash-Starved Greece, Plastic Casts Light Into Shadow Economy

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Greece’s banking crisis is having at least one positive outcome, and it’s made of plastic. In a country where cash is king and undeclared transactions still make up about a ...

Totally Not Desperate Ted Cruz Now Filming Himself Eating Bacon Off a Gun Barrel

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Lindsey Graham put his cell phone in a blender. Rand Paul stuffed the tax code into a wood chipper. And on Monday, Ted Cruz became the latest Republican presidential contender ...

Seven Amazing Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat Right Now

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Antonio Biagi was inspired by sweet panettone-like treats that get warmed to order in Italy when he introduced these ice cream sandwiches to his Soho gelato shop. The barely sweet,

Chilly at Work? A Decades-Old Formula May Be to Blame

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Summers are hot in Omaha, where heat indexes can top 100 degrees. But Molly Mahannah is prepared. At the office, she bundles up in cardigans or an oversized sweatshirt from ...

Abortion Is Not Murder

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Ramesh Ponnuru comments on Planned Parenthood's sale of fetal tissue from the abortions it performs: A recent Sarah Silverman tweet distilled one argument many liberals are making about the Planned ...

Trap Door Spider!

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Finally got footage of our trap door spider grabbing a quick snack. Literally. These spiders make tunnel webs underground, and cover the "lid" of the web with soil. Filmed at ...

Black Lives Matter Organizers Labeled as "Threat Actors" by Cybersecurity Firm

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Documents from a "crisis management" report produced by the cybersecurity firm ZeroFox indicate that the firm monitored Black Lives Matter protesters during the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore earlier this ...

Jeb Bush Takes on Lazy Bum Members of Congress

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Steve Benen points us to Jeb Bush's latest YouTube video: a cheap 15-second spot calling out members of Congress for being lazy bums and suggesting that the laziest ones deserve ...

Cloud Security Platform Zscaler Raises A $100M Series B Round Led By TPG, Now Valued At Over $1B

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Security platform Zscaler today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series B funding round led by late stage investor TPG. The company, which offers a wide range of ...

President Obama Just Finalized His Plan to Fight Climate Change

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President Barack Obama has been more vocal than any previous president about the need to combat climate change, and on Monday his administration is releasing a package of rules that ...

Here's How Much Water Golf Courses, Ski Resorts, and Pools Are Using in California

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California residents have gotten used to gentle coaxing to save water: ads urging residents to "Make It a Quickie" when showering and restaurants withholding water unless it's ordered, for example.

Where Joe Biden Is Coming From

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Three years ago, in mid-August 2012, I spent several days in close quarters with Joe Biden for a magazine profile I was writing. In an interview in his cabin aboard Air Force ...

Instacart Makes Its First Acquisition With “Acqui-hire"€ Of App Maker Wedding Party

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On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart has made its first acquisition since raising hundreds of millions in venture funding for its growing business. The company is “acqui-hiring” the team from NEA-backed Wedding ...

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

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From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens. A gene variant from archaic humans helps modern-day Tibetans to cope with high altitudes. Our ancestors ...

Former Libor `Ringmaster' Hayes Guilty of Manipulating Rates

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Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup Inc. trader Tom Hayes, the first person to stand trial for manipulating Libor, was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to rig the ...

Tracing the Urban Transportation Revolution

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CicLAvia participants cross the Fourth Street Bridge, with a view of downtown Los Angeles in the background. (Photo by Downtowngal) Over the last 30 to 40 years, a tectonic shift ...

Greece PMI, HSBC, Iran oil, what people in markets are talking about.

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Athens stock market reopens, Greek manufacturing PMI devastated, HSBC profits jump. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about this morning. Following a shutdown that lasted ...

One Pollster Has Stopped Polling the Republican Primary. Will Others Follow?

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I've been wondering for a while who the first pollster would be to stop polling the Republican primary. Today I got my answer: As candidates jostle to make the cut ...

Banks Lead Greek Stock Slump in 1st Day of Trading After Closure

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Lenders led a record plunge in Greek equities as the Athens Stock Exchange reopened after a five-week shutdown, with restrictions in place due to capital controls. Piraeus Bank SA and ...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Aims To Spread Awareness About Gender Diversity In Tech

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When OneLogin Platform Engineer Isis Wenger agreed to participate in the company’s recruiting campaign, she didn’t anticipate the backlash that has come from it. “I was not personally ready for ...

As Federal Aid Goes Up, College Costs Rise Enough to Gobble It All Up

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Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal writes today about the spiraling cost of college: The federal government has boosted aid to families in recent decades to make college more ...

What drives the urge to explore?

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First, there is nothing. From all appearances, the fast ferry, whipping through the water in the early morning sun, is headed out into the cold wastes of the Atlantic. But ...

Bangladesh: Empowering Women Against Natural Disasters

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During the rainy monsoon months, up to 70% of Bangladesh gets inundated, making it tough for coastal communities to rebuild their lives. ROYGANJ UPAZILA, SIRAJGANJ – Holding a makeshift soil ...

Bonobo Peeps May Be Necessary Language Precursors

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Animal communication studies have shown only fixed vocalizations, such as alarm cries. But Bonobo chimps appear to have a call that has different meanings in different contexts. Babies sometimes laugh ...

Whaler Considers Anti-Whaling Petition "A Joke"

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Iceland’s primary whaler accused reporters of “lapping up” what he calls misinformation about his hunting of fin whales, and dismissed a widespread anti-whaling petition as “a joke”. Kristján Loftsson, – ...

US official: Israel's Dermer not only ambassador in DC pushing policy against administration

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WASHINGTON - US ambassador to Israel Ron Dermer has been “unusually vigorous” in outreach to the Hill, a senior US official said Monday, adding -- however -- that he is ...

Does Your Commute Make You Sick? Surprising Research Results

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Most of us at some point in our careers have worked farther from home than we’d like and endured a commute to work that involves a car, bus or train ...

Sydney House Prices Soar to Biggest Gain in 13 Years

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Sydney house prices soared in July by the most since December 2002, underscoring why regulators are cracking down on property investors. House prices jumped 18.4 percent from 12 months earlier ...

UNHCR helps to establish a network of aid centers for displaced in Kharkiv region

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KHARKIV, Ukraine, 31 July 2015 (UNHCR) – Anna, 36, is a single mother with three children. She fled to Izium in Kharkiv region last year with a 7-year-old daughter and ...

The tree of life gets a makeover

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STRANGE RELATIONS  People, pandas, and even mushrooms perch as closer cousins to single-celled choanoflagellates than to other multicellular organisms.  The tree of life might seem like a stable design, appropriate ...

Stand with Planned Parenthood

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Fear and self-loathing in Gaza

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Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance Of Mustafa Ouda by Ahmed Masoud (Rimal Press) There is an act of violence in Ahmed Masoud’s Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance Of Mustafa Ouda that reverberates ...

US Senate Debate Planned Parenthood Funding

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The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood. *The transcript for this program ...

Oil’s Drop Below $50 May Be Just the Start as Demand Swoons

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Oil has fallen to a six-month low, and hopes of a quick rebound are fading as demand heads into an autumn swoon. Brent crude tumbled below $50 on Monday for ...

After baby's murder, Israeli sniper kills another Palestinian child

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Israel responded to the widespread revulsion over the murder of 18-month-old baby Ali Dawabsha by fatally shooting a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank. A photo of Laith al-Khalidi ...

IFC To Support First Utility-scale Solar Power Plants In Zambia

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Published on August 3rd, 2015 | by Smiti Mittal The International Finance Corporation will assist Zambia to set up two of its first utility-scale solar power projects in an attempt ...

Delta And American Airlines Ban Exotic Animal Trophy Shipments After Cecil The Lion (UPDATED)

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Delta is taking a stand against the slaughter of rare animals in Africa. The airline announced on Monday that it would ban the shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and ...

The Man Who Shot Michael Brown

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Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript dead-end street on ...

A Close Look at the Connectivity of a Single Brain

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In a new paper just out in Neuron, researchers Timothy Laumann and colleagues present an in-depth analysis of the functional connectivity of a single human brain. The brain in question ...

World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.It commemorates ...

Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp turns three, challenges for the future of thousands living there

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GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – As Jordan's Za'atari camp – the largest refugee camp in the Middle East – prepared to mark its third anniversary, the UN refugee agency revealed ...

Inside the sad, expensive failure of Google+

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That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top ...

Why Beijing Was Picked to Host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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Athens will never be the permanent home of the Olympic Games. It’s a nice idea, rooted in nostalgia and respect for Greece as the ancient birthplace of the games. It’s ...

Review: Carl Safina"€™s "€˜Beyond Words"€™ Doesn"€™t Mince Any on Animal Abilities

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ByGREGORY COWLESGiven the subtitle of Carl Safina’s fascinating and expansive new book, “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel,” it’s no surprise that Dr. Safina frequently discusses animal cognition. The ...

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