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Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

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5 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it. In 2012, Charles Swanton was forced to confront one of cancer's dirtiest tricks. When he and his team at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute sequenced DNA ...

Watch: UN Agency Spokesman Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Gaza School Bombing

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United Nations Relief Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness has been talking to media outlets around the world about the situation in Gaza, "advocating passionately," as he puts it, "for Palestine refugees to enjoy all their rights to the full, including the right to a just and durable solution." ...

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed the Stimulus Because It Leaned on Him

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As he seeks another six years in office, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has touted his reputation as a true conservative and an unwavering opponent of President Barack Obama. But a newly leaked document written by one of the most prominent figures in the tea party movement ...

This GOP Candidate Says He's Cracking Down on Coal Pollution—but Green Groups Say That's BS

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2 mentions48 minutes ago 48 minutes ago
North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis is making an unusual argument—for a Republican. In recent weeks, he's accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, of sabotaging critical environmental regulations because of her "cozy relationship" with a powerful energy company. At the same time, Tillis has trumpeted his own ...

What Happens Now That Argentina Is in 'Selective Default'

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Default is a major disaster for a government, but not much will happen right away now that Standard & Poor’s has declared Argentina to be in “selective default.” S&P (MHFI) took the action today after Argentina’s talks with holdout creditors continued past the end of the 30-day grace ...

Euro Inflation Slowed to 0.4% in July, Lowest Since 2009

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Euro-area inflation (ECCPEST) unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the European Central Bank’s concerns that the economy is too feeble to drive price growth. Inflation was 0.4 percent compared with 0.5 percent in June, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said today. That is the weakest since October 2009 and below a median forecast of 0.5 percent in a Bloomberg News survey of 42 economists. Having unleashed an unprecedented round of easing measures, the Frankfurt-based European Central Bank is seeking to rekindle price ...

China Eases Internal Passport System in Latest Urbanization Push

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2 mentions9 hours ago 9 hours ago
China will stop classifying its people as urban or rural residents as it relaxes an internal-passport system that limits migrant workers’ access to cheap social services when they move to the city. Under the changes to the household registration system, or “hukou,” China’s 1.4 billion people will be classified simply as residents, the State Council said in a statement today. The shift reflects Premier Li Keqiang’s broader push to raise China’s urban population, which stood at 54 percent in 2013, as the government seeks to spur domestic demand and wean ...

Haze Fines Win Indonesia’s Support With Caveats: Southeast Asia

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The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia’s pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore’s plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to Parliament this ...

Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent with New Solar Carport

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Daryl Zeis,REC SolarJuly 31, 2014|0 CommentsIt’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is discovering, the sun also has its advantages for reducing utility costs and increasing customer acquisition and ...

Are women and men forever destined to think differently?

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation in the cognitive abilities of the two sexes may be more about social development than gender stereotypes Everybody has an opinion on men, women and the difference (or not) between ...

Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders

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Google made a small but important update to Google Analytics today that finally makes it easy to exclude bots and spiders from your user stats. That kind of traffic from search engines and other web spiders can easily skew your data in Google Analytics. Unfortunately, while generating fake ...

Paul Ryan Refuses to Talk About the Cost of His Anti-Poverty Plan

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Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a detailed anti-poverty proposal in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. One of Ryan's top prescriptions seems to have been influenced by his previous career as a personal trainer. He has proposed that recipients of federal benefits get the services ...

Bud and Miller Are Trying to Hijack Craft Beer—and It’s Totally Backfiring

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InBev and MillerCoors loom over the US beer landscape like…well, like one of those monstrous inflatable Bud Light bottles that spring up at certain football tailgate parties and outdoor concerts. Together, the two global giants own nearly 80 percent of the US beer market. InBev alone, corporate owner ...

IPhone-Ready Apps Mean Teens Tracked Without Calling Home

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2 mentions22 hours ago 22 hours ago
Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009, according to Chief Executive Officer Bryan Trussel. Close Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009,

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal gun restrictions against abusers. Federal law bans felons, people subject to permanent domestic-violence protective orders, and certain people convicted of domestic-violence misdemeanors ...

Jokes That Don’t Work

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Genome Biology published a satirical piece by Neil Hall today, and since I’m American and he’s British I don’t find it funny. No wait, it’s that I’m female and he’s male. Or maybe that I’m junior and he’s senior. I’ve got it, it’s because he has a ton ...

World Humanitarian Day

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Every time you share #theworldneedsmore #yourword using twitter, you unlock one dollar, and we are one step closer to making it a reality! You are about to help make this word a reality using PayPal. Your donation will go directly to humanitarian aid operations that help people in ...

Snapchat Said in Funding Talks With Alibaba at $10 Billion Value

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Snapchat Inc., the company that makes a mobile application for disappearing photo messages, is in talks with investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) for a round of financing that may value the company at $10 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said. The talks are ongoing and the terms of the funding may change, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Technology companies including house-sharing app Airbnb Inc. and file-sharing company DropBox Inc. have both recently raised money at ...

Coca-Cola: Sales Decline, Health Concerns Spur Relaunch

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3 mentions38 minutes ago 38 minutes ago
Sandy Douglas drinks one Coca-Cola every day. He likes it early, before noon, sometimes accompanied by a cup of coffee. “You get an espresso, you get your caffeine and have this for lunch, and you’re ahead,” he says between sips from Coke’s old-fashioned 8-ounce glass bottle. When it’s ...

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

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Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowd-funding platform has been laser focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first ...

Argentina Defaults According to S&P as Debt Meetings Continue

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3 mentions18 hours ago 18 hours ago
A man walks by a sign that reads "Yesterday Braden or Peron, today Griesa or Cristina," in reference to an unresolved debt dispute between the Argentine administration of President Cristina Fernandez and the NML Capital hedge fund, ordered to round-the-clock negotiations by a U.S. District Court presided by ...

Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion

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Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it’s going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker with the Runtastic Orbit fitness tracker. The Orbit is similar in concept and execution to the various trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone and ...

Arizona Public Service Enters the Rooftop Solar Business: Good for Installers or a Trojan Horse?

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After a long fight with the solar industry, APS now wants to get into the solar business itself. Industry reactions are mixed. The utility has been criticized for funding a smear campaign against solar firms operating in Arizona, harangued by installers for pushing fees on net metering customers ...

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"

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For five years, FreedomWorks has proclaimed itself a leading tea party group fueling the conservative grassroots and fighting establishment Republicans. The organization touts its small-dollar donations from everyday activists, but it also has received substantial funding from corporate donors and one-percenters, most notably Richard Stephenson, a FreedomWorks board ...

Watch This Robot Learn To “Walk Off” An Injury

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What do you do if you’re a robotic hexapod and one of your legs is broken? Do you give up? Lie down and burst into flames? Cry from tear-ductless eyes? Or, through a process of trial-and-error, do you brush yourself off, hide your broken leg, and learn to ...

"Confused Cats Against Feminism" Is the Purrfect Response to "Women Against Feminism"

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The Tumblr Women Against Feminism has inspired scores of think pieces decrying its misuse of the term "feminist." Yet when David Futrelle saw the collection of photos of women holding handwritten signs like "I don't need feminism because I am not a victim," it reminded him of his ...

Bloomberg Editor Swims English Channel, Mostly in Darkness

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Bloomberg News Editor Sara Marley became one of fewer than 1,500 people to swim the English Channel, completing the crossing of the world’s busiest shipping lane early this morning in about 13 hours, 50 minutes. “It was really a mental battle, my body just kept going as my brain said ‘stop, stop stop,’” Marley said by phone. By the end, she had “lost track of time” and thought she had been in the water for more than 15 hours. Marley, 46, a London-based sports editor who had written an article ...

At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

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1 of 14.Smoke rises after an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip July 29, 2014. GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made to achieve a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation was expected to arrive for discussions. Israeli tank shells and air strikes on houses ...

Incubated: How The 500 Startups Accelerator Helps Startups Get Noticed

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It’s only been around a short three years, but the 500 Startups Accelerator has already cemented its spot as one of the top programs for founders who are looking to improve their products and reach new users. Now graduating more than 100 new companies per year, the program ...

Yet Another Man With a Gun Just Murdered His Wife and Children

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In Saco, Maine on Saturday night, 33-year-old Joel Smith used a pump-action shotgun to kill his 35-year-old wife, Heather Smith, his 12-year-old stepson, and the couple's two biological children, a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, before turning the gun on himself. The horrific scene was discovered on ...

Bonobos Invade 'Planet of the Apes'

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Brian Hare is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, and Vanessa Woods is the author of "Bonobo Handshake" (Gotham, 20011). Woods and Hare are on the board of the nonprofit Lola ya Bonobo, a sanctuary for orphan bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ...

Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations With Coinbase

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Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase to process the donations. Also new today, Coinbase will waive processing fees for all registered non-profits. Today’s news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Back in March, Wikipedia ...

How the System Brutalizes Children Who Kill in California (VIDEO)

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Straddling the 5 freeway, the L.A. River and a maze of industrial rail yards, the Brewery Artist Lofts boasts its own creative ecosystem, which thrives on 18 acres of brick lofts, cement towers and ivy-covered warehouses where artists live, work, eat, drink, sleep and party. In August 1988,

Groupon Founder Andrew Mason Launches Audio Tour App

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Andrew Mason is walking with a reporter amid the seagulls on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, using his iPhone (AAPL) to play an audio walking tour. As he approaches the giant hoists with which local anglers move their daily catch to shore, the voice of a local fisherman named ...

World watches idly as Israel bombs Gaza school and market

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A Palestinian family flees their home in al-Jundi tower to a safer location after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, on 30 July. As each day brings new horror in Gaza, Palestinians in the besieged Strip have become largely cut off from the outside world as Israeli bombing ...

Contamination hits cell work

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Mycoplasma infestations are widespread and costing laboratories millions of dollars in lost research. John Hogenesch saw the anguished look on his technician’s face and knew instantly that her experiments had gone haywire; he also had a pretty good idea of why. “Check your culture for Mycoplasma contamination,” he ...

China Snares Biggest Tiger Yet With Probe of Zhou

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Zhou Yongkang, one of the members of the nine-seat Politburo Standing Committee, attends the closing of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in this March 14, 2011 file photo in Beijing. Close Zhou Yongkang, one of the members of the nine-seat Politburo Standing ...

As atrocities mount in Gaza, US approves Israeli request for more bombs

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Hours after Israel shelled yet another UN school sheltering internally displaced families and a marketplace in Gaza, killing dozens of people, an unnamed defense department official revealed to CNN that the US had approved an Israeli request to tap into the one billion dollar weapons stockpile the US ...

Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event

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Russia's first violence-free LGBT Pride event happened last Saturday in St. Petersburg, according to a report from the Moscow Times. According to the report, which cited Radio Free Europe | Radio Liberty as its source, about 25 people showed up in what was a reportedly a properly permitted,

AgileBits Shows Off 1Password Login Extension For iOS 8 Apps

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When Apple first showed off Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, everyone knew what it would eventually lead to: using your fingerprint to access anything secure on your iPhone, in any app. At WWDC last month, Apple finally announced that it was opening up the feature to all ...

This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery

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But I dig the minimalism of this one. Instead of requiring you to carry around yet another thing, it turns your existing iPhone wall charger into a backup battery. Just announced this morning by the same folks who built the itty-bitty ChargeKey iPhone cable, the NomadPlus is a ...

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

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Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading ...

Why OKCupid’s Experiments Aren’t The Same As Facebook’s

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OKCupid on Monday wrote a viral blog post where it admitted to experimenting on human beings, comparing tests it runs to improve its dating algorithms to the study Facebook did that took over the news cycle early this month. Today Reuters reported that like Facebook’s experiment, these tests ...

Hilton Hotels Now Lets Your Choose Your Room With Your Phone

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Hilton Hotels is taking a page out of the airline playbook, giving users more control over the experience through their smartphone. The hotel chain has recently introduced a way for users to choose their room on their smartphone, and promises to roll out smartphone-powered door keys to the ...

How Argentina’s Default May Trigger $29 Billion in Claims

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By defaulting tomorrow, Argentina may trigger bondholder claims of as much as $29 billion -- equal to all its foreign-currency reserves.If the overdue interest on Argentina’s dollar-denominated securities due 2033 isn’t paid by July 30, provisions in bond indentures known as cross-default clauses would allow the nation’s other ...

World's Worst Ebola Outbreak: What You Need to Know

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July 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadlier than any in recorded history, infecting 1200 people and killing 672 so far. Bloomberg looks at what makes this epidemic so dangerous and what the U.S. is doing to stop it. Video by: Alexandra Dean, Josh ...

Hong Kong Popping Housing Bubbles London Can’t Handle

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A woman pushes a baby stroller past estate agents' 'Let By', 'Sold', and 'For Sale' signs outside a residential apartment block located in the Kingston area of London, U.K. Close A woman pushes a baby stroller past estate agents' 'Let By', 'Sold', and 'For Sale' signs outside a ...

Israeli play expelled from Edinburgh venue as Scots protest against Gaza attack

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A family evacuates its home in response to Israeli air strikes on Gaza City yesterday; campaigners in Scotland say there is widespread revulsion against the attacks on Palestinians. Campaigners in Scotland have succeeded in pressuring the organizers of an arts festival into removing the Israeli state-funded Incubator Theater ...

Snapchat, In Talks With Alibaba, Joins The $10 Billion Valuation Club

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Snapchat’s decision to reportedly rebuff Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer doesn’t look as silly today: according to a new report from Bloomberg out this morning, the ephemeral messaging application may now be valued at $10 billion dollars, as it continues talking with investors, including Alibaba, about a new ...

Concur Is Partnering With Airbnb And Uber To Capture A New Breed Of Business Traveler

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Business expense and travel management company ConcurConcur has announced some new partnerships that should enable users to better manage expenses across a wider range of businesses. Those partnerships, with startups Airbnb and Uber, are designed to put it in a better position as the world of business travel ...
 

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