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New Peer-Support Service Accessible to Spanish-Speaking Survivors

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Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. (February 10, 2016) – A brand-new peer-support service is available today as part of RAINN’s commitment to supporting Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault.

How Did I Get Here? Brad Smith

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How Did I Get Here? Chief executive officer and chairman, Intuit Education Ceredo-Kenova High School, Kenova, W.Va., class of 1982 U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1982–83 Marshall University, Huntington,

These Scientists Saw Zika Coming. Now They’re Fighting Back

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“Do you want to see Zika?” Robert Tesh asked the question not ten minutes after I stepped into his office. He whisked me next door to his lab and pulled ...

The Science Byline Counting Project: Where Are the Women—and Where Are They Not?

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At a presentation of the National Association of Science Writers in 2013, Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author (and now director of Knight Science Journalism at MIT), showed a ...

How Tech Startup Founders Are Hacking Immigration

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Standing under fluorescent lights at a San Francisco hospital, employees of Medisas Inc. were celebrating the debut of their medical records software. It was the product of two years of ...

The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism

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In one of his sketches, comedian Eddie Izzard talks about how English speakers see bilingualism: “Two languages in one head? No one can live at that speed! Good lord, man.

How Do You Stop the Biggest Gas Leak Ever?

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Steve Conley got the call early on Nov. 5. A natural gas storage well was leaking methane into the air at Aliso Canyon, near a Los Angeles suburb, and no ...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February

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Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global ...

How a Debate Misstep Sent Marco Rubio Tumbling in New Hampshire

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That was the idea behind what became the most painful moment of his campaign. In debate preparation sessions, Mr. Rubio had practiced quickly pivoting from skirmishes with Republicans, like Mr.

WHO Director-General addresses ministerial conference on antimicrobial resistance

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Distinguished Commissioner, honourable ministers of health and agriculture, ladies and gentlemen, I thank the government of the Netherlands, during its EU presidency and in cooperation with the European Commission, for ...

Women in the context of microcephaly and Zika virus disease

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Should pregnant women be concerned about Zika virus disease? Although symptoms associated with Zika are generally mild, a possible association has been observed between the unusual rise of Zika cases ...

World Food Programme Provides Food To Syrians Fleeing Aleppo Fighting

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In Mogadishu, WFP Is Supporting The Most Vulnerable People With Cash-Based Transfers “We Bend Like Reeds But Do Not Break” Coping With Drought In Haiti Drought In Ethiopia: 10 Million ...

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 ...

The Research Pirates of the Dark Web

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There’s a battle raging over whether academic research should be free, and it’s overflowing into the dark web. Most modern scholarly work remains locked behind paywalls, and unless your computer ...

Presidential Race Poised to Intensify in South Carolina

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One of the most unconventional and unpredictable presidential campaigns in modern U.S. history descended Wednesday on South Carolina, gearing up to test the state's near-perfect record for picking eventual Republican ...

Twitter User Growth Stalls; First-Quarter Sales to Fall Short

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Twitter Inc. said it failed to add new users in the fourth quarter and forecast first-quarter revenue that will fall short of analysts’ estimates, evidence that the company’s struggle to ...

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 ...

Clinton Reassesses Campaign With Thursday Debate as First Test

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The day after suffering a stinging defeat at the hands of New Hampshire primary voters, Hillary Clinton retreated to New York to assess her campaign organization, her message and to ...

United Nations in Sri Lanka

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, concluding his four day visit to Sri Lanka, delivered a media statement at an end of mission press conference held ...

BP CEO `Very Bearish' on Oil as Storage Tanks Are Filling Up

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BP is planning for oil prices to stay low for the first six months of the year and expects surplus production to only start diminishing when storage tanks fill up ...

A Camouflage Clothing Line Wants to Be Lululemon for Hunters

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Killing a Canadian mountain sheep is a little like climbing Everest. It’s expensive and arduous and typically involves terrible weather. Clothing is critical, but hunters can’t wear the garish, down-stuffed ...

Yellen Suggests Fed May Delay Rate Increases, Not Abandon Them

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that the central bank might delay, but not abandon, planned interest rate increases in response to recent turmoil in financial markets. In presenting the ...


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The updated guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection provide advice on how the ICT industry can help promote safety for children using the Internet or any technologies or devices ...

Meet the Robin Hood of Science

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1 2 3 4 9-PART PLAYLIST The world is a funny place. The careful observation and wit of a comedian can bring touching lessons from life's most absurd moments. Here ...

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.

IT IS TIME: My personal journey from harassee to guardian

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Today’s guest post is by Dr. Rebecca Rogers Ackermann, a biological anthropologist at the University of Cape Town. Dr. Ackermann’s story accompanies this article, out today in Science. When I ...

Clinton's Loss to Sanders Exposes Weakness of Message—and Messenger

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Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire drubbing by Bernie Sanders probably won't cost her the nomination, but serves as an embarrassing reminder of Clinton’s weaknesses as a candidate, her oft-muddled message and ...

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 ...

Deutsche Bank Will Have Government Backing If Needed, Mack Says

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Deutsche Bank AG’s status as Germany’s biggest lender should give investors confidence in its ability to pay interest on debt, said John Mack, the former chief executive officer of Morgan ...

Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve Black People’s Votes

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Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the ...

Party, Gender, Whiskey: How Campaigns Place Ads to Reach New Hampshire Voters

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A who prefers , has in the house, goes to church , consumes media mostly on and graduated from . A political firm thinks this New Hampshire voter might watch ...

After 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka still in 'early stages of renewal' – UN rights chief

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9 February 2016 – After nearly 30 years of conflict and acrimony that not only cost tens of thousands of lives but also eroded vital components of the State, Sri ...

The rise of Donald Trump is a terrifying moment in American politics

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On Monday, Donald Trump held a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he merrily repeated a woman in the crowd who called Ted Cruz a pussy. Twenty-four hours later Donald ...

Who Is A VC?

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Last year, I dug into why there are so few black people in venture capital (you can see my previous post here). More recently, the folks over at Social Capital ...

How Low Can Central Banks Go? JPMorgan Reckons Way, Way Lower

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There are “no limits” to how far central banks can ease monetary policy. That’s a recent declaration of both European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Bank of Japan Governor ...

Ben Stiller

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Actor Ben Stiller took time out of his schedule to visit refugee families during a recent visit to Berlin. The families, who had left their homes with just the bags ...

Refugee crisis: 35 die off Turkish coast

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At least 35 people have died after two boats carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast, according to reports. The Turkish coastguard said 24 drowned when a boat capsized in ...

Deutsche Bank Said in Early Stages of Mulling Bond Buyback

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Deutsche Bank AG is considering buying back some of its bonds, potentially countering this month’s selloff over concern that Germany’s biggest bank will struggle to make payments on its riskiest ...

Syria's lost generation failing to get an education

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Bullish: A New Era

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After a short hiatus, Bullish has returned. The talk show is exactly how you remember it, except with a new host (that’s me, MRD!) and way better music. Sorry I’m ...

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 ...

Laura Poitras Has a New Way to Explore American Surveillance

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The Oscar-winning filmmaker has a new way of exploring the dark themes throughout her work: a new exhibit at the Whitney Museum. We paid her a visit. 00000152-c715-d79d-a173-f79f2b670000 READ MORE: ...

Mental Health Startup Lantern Raises $17 Million Series A Round

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Lantern, a mental health startup that offers tools to deal with stress, anxiety and body image has raised a $17 million Series A round led by the University of Pittsburgh ...

Bernie Sanders and the question of Palestine

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BuildDirect Wants To Become The Amazon Of The Home Improvement Industry, Launches Marketplace

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BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company is opening its platform to third-party sellers with the launch of its Home Marketplace. Unsurprisingly, selling heavyweight ...

Ted Cruz Doubles Down on False Claim That 'Nobody Is Suggesting Banning Birth Control'

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), facing criticism from conservatives, claimed that his comments about the availability of contraception and its role in his family had been taken out of context, but ...

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 ...

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