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I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

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“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar ...

The Dragon Autopsy

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The problem is that the giant lizard’s hide is not just tough and leathery, but also reinforced. Many of the scales contain a small nugget of bone, called an osteoderm,

Hillary Clinton Oversaw US Arms Deals to Clinton Foundation Donors

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In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi ...

A Mentally Ill Black Woman's "Sudden Death" at the Hands of Cleveland Police

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On Tuesday, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and US Justice Department officials announced sweeping reforms for the Cleveland police department, including provisions overhauling use of force and crisis intervention practices. The ...

David Tepper Said to Back His Protege’s New Credit Fund

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David Tepper, president of Appaloosa Management LP, speaks during the 20th Annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York, on May 4, 2015. Appaloosa Management’s Eric Cole is planning to start ...

PHOTOS: My Favorite Study Space

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Curated by Margaret Bolaji, Associate Researcher at PRHI Nigeria We asked five girls at the Center for Girls' Education, a project supported by Malala Fund in Northern Nigeria, to share ...

Tech Champion De Blasio Under Fire on Plan to Regulate Uber Apps

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio presents himself as a champion of the technology industry. The industry says he’s trying to smother progress one app at a time. The mayor’s ...

Avago Said Near to Buying Broadcom in Biggest Semiconductor Deal

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Avago Technologies Ltd. is approaching a deal to acquire Broadcom Corp., people with knowledge of the matter said, in what would be the biggest transaction in the semiconductor industry. A ...

This Chart Shows the Staggering Human Cost of Staging a World Cup in Qatar

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On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice dropped the hammer on FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, indicting nine senior FIFA officials and five sports marketing execs on charges ...

Your Snobby Wine Friends Are Full of Shit

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Find yourself in the company of an intolerable, self-annointed wine connoisseur? Don't bother arguing about how great the $7 bottle of supermarket merlot is. The best way to deal with ...

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

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Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

Michael LaCour Made Up a Teaching Award, Too

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It appears the fabrication extends to another part of his CV. Yesterday, Science of Us reported that Michael LaCour, the graduate student who is alleged to have faked data for ...

Follow Our Google I/O 2015 Keynote Live Blog May 28 At 9:30 AM PT

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Google’s I/O developer conference for 2015 kicks off tomorrow, with a keynote that begins at 9:30 AM PT. Google typically uses this to make big, splashy announcements about its software ...

Dimon Chides ‘Lazy’ Shareholders Who Follow Proxy Advisers

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon chided shareholders as “lazy” for casting votes at annual meetings based on the advice of proxy advisers that have questioned his ...

Statement on the situation in Yemen

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WHO statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan27 May 2015 The conflict in Yemen is entering its 10th week and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow. As ...

Will Rick Santorum's Arch-Nemesis Detonate Another Google Bomb?

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Poor Rick Santorum. The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania is announcing his second presidential run today at a manufacturing company in Butler County, Pennsylvania. But he will be doing it ...

Nike’s Deal Seems to Track U.S. Claim of FIFA Bribery in Brazil

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Brazil's football team jersey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is unveiled on November 24, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The indictment of FIFA officials by a U.S. grand ...

Silicon Valley Discovers the Cheapest Way to Help the Homeless: Give Them Homes

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Santa Clara County is perhaps best known as the home of Silicon Valley. It also has one of the country's highest rates of homelessness and its third largest chronically homeless ...

Google Search Will Now Also Feature Content From iOS Apps

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For the last two years, Google has been showing Android users relevant content from apps they have installed on their phones and tablets. Now, it is also bringing this feature ...

How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician

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Sometime in the late 1970s, after he'd had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in ...

The World Will Never Retire

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You can almost feel the shrug in French workers' response to questions about retirement. About 60 percent say they have no retirement plan, and just 8 percent of those with ...

The Nine Slides That Matter From Mary Meeker's State of the Internet

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Everyone hates drab PowerPoint presentations—unless, of course, that drab presentation is Mary Meeker's Annual Internet Trends Report. The famed venture capitalist presented her deep dive into tech trends on Wednesday ...

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

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Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as ...

Ted Cruz's Iowa Chairman Spent $250K to Stop People From Voting

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Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions may well live or die with the Iowa Republican caucuses. In recent years, the Hawkeye State has served as the launching pad for candidates courting social ...

Scott Walker: Mandatory Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing' For Women

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Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said in an interview on Friday that mandatory ultrasounds for women hoping to get an abortion was "just a ...

Lynch Says FIFA Probe Continues as U.S. Seeks More Arrests

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said American investigators continue to pursue defendants indicted in a wide-ranging corruption probe of international soccer. In a press conference at the U.S. attorney’s office ...

Watch John Oliver's Epic Takedown of FIFA

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Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the blood of a soccer governing body! FIFA, the terrible no good band of Europeans who keep forcing us to call soccer "football," saw ...

The years since I was jailed for releasing the 'war diaries' have been a rollercoaster

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It can be difficult, sometimes, to make sense of all the things that have happened to me in the last five yearsWednesday 27 May 2015 10.43 EDTLast modified on Wednesday ...

Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

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Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdleWednesday 27 ...

Gross Calls Bet Against Bund Well-Timed, Poorly Executed

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Bill Gross acknowledges doing a poor job of implementing his recommendation to bet against German government bonds. “My famous (infamous?) ‘short of a lifetime’ trade on the German bund market ...

Greece Said Likely to Miss May Deal Deadline as Talks Go Nowhere

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Greece will likely miss a deadline for a deal with creditors by the end of the week as the two sides have made little progress during talks in recent days,

Come To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup

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On Saturday June 6 we are celebrating the ten year birthday of TechCrunch. 1,500 people will gather from 12-3 p.m. at the Presidio in San Francisco. Like the meetups ten ...

‘Cheeky Nando’s’ – Lingua Franca

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Humility is always a good thing. I got a dose of it recently, courtesy of a BuzzFeed article posted to Facebook by a friend of mine, Siobhan Wagner, a journalist ...

Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

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Editor’s note: Gené Teare heads up the venture program and content for CrunchBase. Ned Desmond is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase. This report is the first in a series ...

LaCour Made Up His Biggest Funding Source

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In the fallout of last week's unraveling of a much-touted study in Science about attitudes toward same-sex marriage, there have been some questions about the sources of funding Michael LaCour,

Whaling: Sea Shepherd Seeks U.S. Injunction

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S.-based non-profit marine conservation organization, has filed claims against Japan’s Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of ...

New Favorite Tumblr: Feminist Mad Max

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The MRAs were right. Check out the brilliant new “Feminist Mad Max” tumblr, a delicious slice of the internet at its best. Some of my favorite entries: Alexandra Brodsky is ...

Hong Kong needs to step up checks on shark fin trade after Costa Rica shipments slip under radar

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Activists say shipments are slipping under the radar and Hong Kong needs to step up enforcement On a sunny mid-December day in Costa Rica's capital city San Jose, a 411kg ...

Bernie Sanders Has the Most Glorious 404 Error Page Ever

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Think you've landed on the wrong page of Bernie Sanders' campaign site? Fear not. In order to help guide you back to the page you were trying to reach, Sanders,

Here Are The World's Most Underappreciated Sea Creatures

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May 22 is the official International Day for Biological Diversity, as noted by the United Nations. In honor of this momentous day, let’s take a moment to recognize those sea ...

Reality Checks: Why Are Docs Still Second Class at Cannes

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By Anthony Kaufman | Indiewire Wed May 27 13:01:13 EDT 2015 On Sunday night, Cannes-watchers eagerly received news of the festival’s big winners for its 68th edition. But when ...

Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business

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Evan Spiegel begins a conversation in the offices of his startup, Snapchat, by propping a sneakered foot onto an Eames chair, leaning back, and acknowledging how infrequently he speaks to ...

Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

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Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at ...

Is Marco Rubio This Eccentric Billionaire's New Pet Project?

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An eccentric billionaire with a sculpted goatee and a penchant for daredevil feats, Larry Ellison isn't quite Tony Stark, but he's close. The founder of software giant Oracle partly inspired ...

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

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Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you ...

Yarmouk casualties rise as UN warns of funding shortfall

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UNRWA photo by Rami al-Sayyed shows destruction in Yarmouk camp in April. At least one Palestinian refugee was reported killed on Tuesday as Syrian government forces bombed Yarmouk camp south ...

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

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The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests. Conservationists say the remaining population of ...

What Would Happen If Greece Doesn’t Pay the IMF: Q&A

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Cash-strapped Greece needs to repay almost 1.6 billion euros ($1.76 billion) to the International Monetary Fund next month, an obligation Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said the country can’t and won’t ...

Sustainable energy, climate change and disasters

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In 2007, a lack of rainfall resulted in low water levels in rivers and lakes in Albania, severely hampering hydropower generation and resulting in frequent power outages across the country.

Apple Confirms A Fix Is In The Works For The Bug That Crashes iPhones By Way Of Text Message

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Apple says today it has a fix in the works for an odd software bug which has been able to crash users’ iPhones when they receive a text message with ...

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