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Boxer-Clad Coders Adorn Silicon Valley’s Billboard Boom

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“Find the hottest tech talent,” reads the billboard for a technology jobs website that went up last month to tout new services for recruiting technology workers. Close “Find the hottest tech talent,” reads the billboard for a technology jobs website that went up last month to ...

Stocks Are Now So Fantastically Expensive That They Will Likely Have Negative Returns For Years

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So far, this concern has seemed unwarranted. And I hope it will remain so. (I own stocks, and I'm not selling them.) I've discussed the logic behind my concern in detail here. Today, I'll just focus on the primary element of it: Stocks are now more expensive than ...

Halting Problem Proves That A Lethal Robot Cannot Correctly Decide Whether To Kill A Human

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The idea of robotic soldiers that can shoot-to-kill has a long history in science fiction, perhaps most famously realised in The Terminator movies. The history of real robots designed to perform a similar function is significantly shorter. Back in 2006, the South Korean firm Samsung, unveiled a robotic ...

The Problem With International Development—and a Plan to Fix It

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It seemed like such a good idea at the time: A merry-go-round hooked up to a water pump. In rural sub-Saharan Africa, where children are plentiful but clean water is scarce, the PlayPump harnessed one to provide the other. Every time the kids spun around on the big ...

Underlining a need for more park space

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Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. If you have been to New York recently, you may have visited High Line Park,

Republicans Finally Admit There Is No Benghazi Scandal

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For two years, ever since Mitt Romney screwed up his response to the Benghazi attacks in order to score campaign points, Republicans have been on an endless search for a grand conspiracy theory that explains how it all happened. Intelligence was ignored because it would have been inconvenient ...

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of ...

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

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A recent study suggests most people would rather harm themselves than a stranger for profit. Lead author Molly Crockett takes us behind the scenes of the research How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay ...

Cabinet approves 'Jewish State bill'

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The cabinet vote in favor of the controversial "Jewish State bill," with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers on Sunday.“People ask who needs this bill; we have managed 66 years without it,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said ahead of the meeting. “And I ask,

You Might Not Know Where Chad Is, But the US Military Has Big Plans For It

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Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know it's in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map of the continent and by some process of elimination you could come close. But you'd probably pick Sudan or maybe the Central African Republic. Here's a ...

Obama's Immigration Plan is Both Good Policy and Remarkably Shrewd Politics

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There are questions about whether President Obama's immigration plan is legal. There are questions about whether it's good policy. And then there are questions about whether it's smart politics. On the latter point, I'd say that Obama has been unusually shrewd, almost single-handedly demolishing the plans of Republican ...

Erdan revokes resident status from man who aided terrorist in 2001 Dolphinarium attack

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Anna Kachkova, mourns her 16-year-old daughter Anya at one of 10 funerals held for the victims of a Palestinian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv on June 1.. (photo credit:REUTERS) Interior Minister Gilad Erdan revoked the permanent resident status on Sunday morning of Mahmoud Nadi, the man who drove ...

Republicans Finally Sue Over Obamacare -- And There's Even a Surprise Included

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House Republicans finally filed their long-awaited lawsuit against President Obama today, and it actually contained a surprise: The suit also challenges what it says is President Obama’s unlawful giveaway of roughly $175 billion to insurance companies under the law. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the administration will ...

IDF shoots Palestinian in Gaza in first fatality since war, Palestinians say

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The Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such fatality since a 50-day Gaza war ended in August.The ministry identified the man as Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32, and said he was shot by soldiers east of ...

Lunch Lady Told First Grader He Couldn't Have Lunch Because Of A Negative Account Balance

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First grader Xavier says that when the lunch lady at his Snohomish County School District school was recently handing out bagged lunches to all the students, she told him, “Guess what, you can’t have a lunch.” His father says Xavier is on the school lunch program, but he ...

Scientists Want to Make a Malaria-Resistant Mosquito

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Malaria has long bedeviled those who have sought to eradicate it, particularly in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012, the disease caused an estimated 627,000 deaths—the majority of those were African children. But now scientists are focusing on a promising new line of research: genetically ...

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of America

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Over the past four to five years, the United States has been resegregated—politically. In states where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans and presidential races can be nail-biters, skillful Republican operatives have mounted racially-minded gerrymandering efforts—the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts—that have led to congressional delegations stacked with ...

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4 Stupid Conservative Arguments Against Net Neutrality, Debunked

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Last week, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas set off a firestorm of ridicule when he took to Twitter in an attempt to mock the concept of net neutrality: "Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. — Senator ...

Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

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Israel Air Force planes fly over Tel Aviv. . (photo credit:IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast,

Japan Says It Just Wants to Count Whales—Not Kill Them— in 2015

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The good news is that Japan says it will only count, not kill, whales in the Southern Ocean over the next year. The bad news: The country plans to resume hunting whales in late 2015 and plans to kill 333 minke whales annually over the next 12. And ...

Tunisian beauty queen calls for 'free Palestine' at pageant

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Fatma Ben Guefreche from Tunisia speaks after being named the winner of the fourth annual World Muslimah award in Indonesia.. (photo credit:REUTERS) A Tunisian woman crowned the winner of a Muslim beauty pageant in Indonesia pulled for the Palestinian issue in her victory speech on Friday, AFP reported.

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Trans-Inclusive

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Eli Erlick — the 19-year-old dynamo behind Trans Student Education Resources — knows firsthand the need for more trans-inclusive policies and awareness in schools. After co-founding TSER at age 16, the trans activist now says her inspiration for establishing a nonprofit that helps educate both schools and trans ...

Man’s headaches due to parasitic worm living in his brain for four years

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A man who went to see his doctor after suffering headaches and experiencing strange smells was found to have been living for more than four years with a rare parasitic worm in his brain. In the first case of its kind in Britain, the ribbon-shaped tapeworm was found ...

Video analysis pinpoints Israeli killer of Palestinian teen

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A sophisticated and compelling analysis of video and other evidence has pinpointed the Israeli occupation soldier who shot and killed seventeen-year-old Nadim Siam Nuwara six months ago. Meanwhile, an occupation soldier arrested in Nuwara’s killing is being treated as a hero by thousands of Israelis. Nuwara was shot ...

Ferguson by Ferguson Mo

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The toilet taboo

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The “Asher Yatzar” blessing that religious Jews make every time they leave the bathroom might seem comical to some, but in fact it’s quite a gift when one’s gastroenterological and urological systems function as intended. A growing number of people – and not only the elderly – can’t ...

WATCH: Yes, Trans Women Are Harassed Daily

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In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, media advocacy group GLAAD spoke with three trans women of color to shed light on the kind of harassment they experience on a daily basis. The powerful video features Miasha Forbes, a Brooklyn-based activist with the Center for HIV Educational Studies ...

Galápagos research center may shut down

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A 50-year-old conservation organization dedicated to preserving the biodiversity hotspot that inspired Charles Darwin is about to fall off a financial cliff and could close before the end of the year. The Charles Darwin Foundation, based in Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands, has helped control goats, blackberries, and other invasive ...

Africa Express Presents... Terry Riley's In C Mali (5 Minute Edit) by Transgressive Records

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Marking the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley's pioneering masterpiece ‘In C’, Africa Express will release the first African version of the minimalist classic, 'Africa Express presents… Terry Riley's In C Mali'. This new version was recorded at the Maison des Jeunes youth club in Bamako, Mali in 2013,

New York magazine creates ‘pop-up blogs’

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by Benjamin MullinPublished Nov. 21, 2014 10:40 amSince May, New York magazine has launched an irregular series of “pop-up blogs” to expand its coverage on a variety of topics including relationships, the arts and travel. The blogs focus on a specific theme — exploring Paris, untangling love lives or navigating New York’s art scene, said Ben Williams, digital editor of New York Media (which owns New York and its associated properties). They run for a month, and they have bolstered the magazine’s traffic and its bottom line, he said. Each ...

BREAKING VIDEO: Police Lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV

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For 104 days, the police have lied and said Mike Brown was killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. It was actually 148 feet. This distance is essential to the defense and how Darren Wilson must demonstrate that he "reasonably feared for his safety." At the point ...

Has Obama Gone Too Far? Five Key Questions Answered About the Legality of His Immigration Plan.

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I've been paying only moderate attention to the whole issue of President Obama's executive order on immigration, and it's only over the past few days that I've started trying to learn more about the legal issues involved. And I confess that I've been a little surprised by what ...

Downtown and out? The truth about Tony Hsieh’s $350m Las Vegas project

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The multi-millionaire internet entrepreneur’s outlandish experiment in urban revival is fast becoming an object of ridicule. So what’s really going on in downtown Vegas? Colin Marshall investigates “You have to promise not to drink the Kool-Aid there.” That’s what a colleague familiar with Las Vegas’s infamous “Downtown Project” ...

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things

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I called up the legendary media critic Jack Shafer after word got out he'd been laid off at Reuters. There was some idea of putting it all together into an article but he speaks too well for himself for us to publish it any other way than as a Q and A. So here you go. Shafer: I thought I was lucky at Slate, where they treated my like a prince. But at Reuters, they treated me like a king, and I had a great run. I don’t fit their ...

Welby hails new beginning for Church as women bishops becomes law

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The Church of England has entered what the Archbishop of Canterbury hailed as a “completely new phase” of its existence as legislation enabling women to become bishops came into force. Forty years of debate and campaigning over the role of women in leadership in the Established Church was ...

Barclays boycotted over Israel arms trade shares

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A Palestinian youth holds part of a missle launched by an Israeli drone which killed a family in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City, 14 July. The British bank Barclays has come under fire for its holdings in Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest military company and the main supplier ...

18 Moments That Led To Bill Cosby's Stunning Downfall

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This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Make it your default.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave you seen BuzzFeed English? Come check it out! The allegations the beloved comedian thought would fade away resurfaced earlier ...

These Laws Let Accused Rapists Off the Hook

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On January 23, 2014, Bart Bareither walked into the Marion County Sheriff's Department in Indianapolis. The 39-year-old computer engineer confessed to having raped a nursing student nine years earlier, while he was a teaching assistant at Indiana University. "He had a sincere demeanor. His head was bowed. It ...

The Ideas That Led Calgary to Choose a 'Wonkish, Dorky' Mayor

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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s 2010 rookie foray into politics branded him as a unique non-partisan voice in Canada. His so-called “Purple Revolution”—a campaign strategy named for its official color but also the broad demographic to which he hoped to appeal—caught the attention of not only Calgary but all ...

Israelis demand Palestinian workers be fired

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The Israeli mayor of Ashkelon announced yesterday that Palestinian citizens of Israel are banned from working on construction projects in bomb shelters at local kindergartens during school hours. This comes amid a new wave of Israeli popular racism calling for Arabs to be fired. In a video posted ...

LEAKED: Internal Uber Deck Reveals Staggering Revenue And Growth Metrics

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Uber is a four-year-old mobile ride service company that could soon generate $10 billion of revenue per year. How much revenue is Uber currently generating? How many active users does it have, and how many people are driving for it in cities around the world? Business Insider obtained ...

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue : Shots

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Surprise! Not one of these things contains a single speck of blue pigment.Evan Leeson/Bob Peterson/lowjumpingfrog/Look Into My Eyes/Flickrhide caption Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes. "Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what ...

It's OK to tell your abortion story. Some women just don't want to be pregnant

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You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your abortion. But with so many women being shamed, shouldn’t we speak out? I know a woman in her 30s: she’s married, she has a toddler, and she desperately wants a second child – but a dangerous medical condition means that ...

Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

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Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ...

The FBI Is Very Excited About This Machine That Can Scan Your DNA in 90 Minutes

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Robert Schueren shook my hand firmly, handed me his business card, and flipped it over, revealing a short list of letters and numbers. "Here is my DNA profile." He smiled. "I have nothing to hide." I had come to meet Schueren, the CEO of IntegenX, at his company's ...

AAS Issues Statement on "Shirtgate"/"Shirtstorm"

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The following statement was issued on 19 November 2014 by the Executive Committee of the American Astronomical Society on behalf of the AAS Council: The past few days have seen extensive international discussion of an incident (known online as #shirtstorm or #shirtgate) in which a participant in a ...

No, the Culture Wars Haven't Heated Up. It Just Seems Like They Have.

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Andrew Sullivan cogitates today on the seemingly endless outpouring of outrage over relatively small lapses in decent behavior: I wonder also if our digital life hasn’t made all this far worse. When you sit in a room with a laptop and write about other people and their flaws,

These Are Few of My Favorite Species: Humphead Parrotfish

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As the as the largest species of parrotfish, a single individual of Bolbometopon muricatum can ingest over 5 tons of reef per year. That freaky looking bump is also for head butting rival males.What’s not love. And now with the help of the Digital Underground. All right!Stop whatcha ...

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