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Minister No More!

favicon Yanis Varoufakis
9 mentions11 hours ago
The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage. Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too ...

Apple wants to make the packaging for third-party accessories look more like its own products, report says

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3 mentions2 hours ago
Business InsiderApple is reportedly planning to make a big change to the way it sells accessories for Apple products in its retail stores. The company wants to co-design the packaging ...

"You Might Very Well Be the Cause of Cancer": Read Bernie Sanders' 1970s-Era Essays

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Last month Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent socialist seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, repudiated a 1972 essay he wrote for the Vermont Freeman, an alternative newspaper, which included depictions ...

Ellen Pao apologizes to Reddit users: 'We screwed up'

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2 mentions6 hours ago
Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologized to the Reddit community Monday after an online petition asking the company to oust Pao racked up more than 175,000 signatures over the weekend. "We screwed up. Not ...

It's the austerity, stupid: The cherry-picked data behind the biggest lie since WMDs

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2 mentions9 hours ago
In January 2010, as the global economy was slowly beginning to claw its way out of the depths of the Great Recession, the Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff ...

Greece's Problems Explained in Six Charts

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2 mentions4 hours ago
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads into meetings with creditors with a fresh democratic mandate from the people of Greece. The stakes are high and the nation's problems vast. Here's ...

From fitness trackers to drones, how the Internet of Things is transforming the insurance industry

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2 mentions7 hours ago
BI IntelligenceThe ability to bring internet connection to nearly every type of consumer device will have huge implications for the insurance industry over the next five years. Insurers looking to ...

How Motor City Came Back From the Brink…And Left Most Detroiters Behind

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2 mentions11 hours ago
On August 30, 2013, a billionaire businessman named Dan Gilbert arrived at the White House to discuss the future of Detroit. Gilbert, founder andchairman of Quicken Loans and owner of ...

Apple has been testing a giant iPad for at least three years now

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2 mentions9 hours ago
For months, reports have said that Apple is preparing to release a larger iPad this year, perhaps called the iPad Pro. While Apple has yet to confirm any plans regarding ...

These are the 10 companies that spend the most on advertising

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Collectively, the top 200 advertisers in the United States spent a record $137.8 billion on advertising in 2014, up 2% year on year, according to Ad Age's annual "200 Leading ...

This is what 'Shark Tank' investor Mark Cuban looks for in the perfect pitch

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Billionaire entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" co-host Mark Cuban stopped by the office to talk about a number of topics. He's heard hundreds of pitches over the years and says these are the things ...

FIFA Will Pay U.S Women's Championship Team 4 Times Less Than Men's Teams That Lost In First Round

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5 mentions52 minutes ago
The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup. For their dominant performance, the team will collect $2 million from FIFA, the international body that ...

U of T stands by health-studies course with anti-vaccine material

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3 mentions3 hours ago
The University of Toronto says it stands by a health-studies course in which students were required to read and watch material stating vaccines are toxic and linked to serious health ...

Greek Showdown Looms With Europe Raising Heat on Tsipras

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4 mentions8 hours ago
Greece’s creditors turned up the heat on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to come up with a plan to stay in the euro as banknotes become more scarce and the nation ...

No alien life on Philae comet

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2 mentions4 hours ago
A sensational claim that ESA’s Philae spacecraft has landed on a comet teeming with life doesn’t hold waterMonday 6 July 2015 13.29 EDTLast modified on Monday 6 July 2015 13.38 EDTThe Guardian’s ...

Has physics cried wolf too often?

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2 mentions5 hours ago
Mistakes are embarrassing, and getting over-excited about a statisitical anomaly is silly. But these things happen, and the answer to building public confidence in science is not to pretend that ...

Need a #SharkWeek Alternative? Watch classic Cousteau documentaries with us for #JacquesWeek

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5 mentions9 hours ago
Last night, I was in the mood for some Cousteau. The classics from the Undersea World, Odyssey, River Expeditions, andhost of other long running series, still hold up as some ...

Beyoncé-inspired skyscraper to be built in Melbourne

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2 mentions2 hours ago
Australian firm Elenberg Fraser has won planning approval for a 226-metre-high Melbourne skyscraper that will feature a curvaceous form taken from a music video by Beyoncé (+ slideshow). The new Premiere ...

Bernie Sanders Speaks

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2 mentions11 hours ago
When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told The Nation last year that he was “prepared to run for president,” he said he would do so only if it was clear that ...

Former Disney CEO Thinks Beautiful, Funny Actresses Are '

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2 mentions5 hours ago
By Kate Erbland | Indiewire Mon Jul 06 11:35:59 EDT 2015 READ MORE: How Can We Still be Talking About Whether Women Are Funny? The Aspen Ideas Festival is touted ...

Tsipras Turns Tables on Europe in Austerity Referendum Triumph

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3 mentions1 day ago
Greece voted against yielding to further austerity demanded by creditors, leaving Europe’s leaders to determine if the renegade nation can remain in the euro. With 85 percent of votes counted,

Merkel, Hollande Call for Summit of Euro Area Leaders on Greece

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2 mentions1 day ago
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. German Chancellor Angela ...

The tragedy giving hope to Syria's women

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Syria's civil war has created nearly four million refugees - most have lost family members in the conflict and are living in camps in neighbouring countries. Women in one of ...

YouTube's head engineer reveals his 'wildest dreams' for the site

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2 mentions1 day ago
Every minute, people around the world upload more than 300 hours of video to YouTube. Every minute.  The site has billions of videos — a wide range of content that includes surprised ...

Euro Drops as Greece Votes ‘No’ in Referendum; Aussie at ’09 Low

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2 mentions1 day ago
The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union. Australia’s dollar slipped to a six-year low and ...

The Martial Arts Of Customer Relationship Management

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Ryan Nichols is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Foundation Capital. After spending six years with startups in the Salesforce.com ecosystem, I’ve spent the last six months as an EIR at ...

Paul Krugman: Europe should be ashamed of its “campaign of bullying”

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2 mentions10 hours ago
On Monday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman discussed the “shameful” attempt by the European Union to impose further austerity measures on Greece, and praised the Greek people for defying ...

Greece Heads for ‘No’ Vote, Raising Risk of Departure From Euro

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2 mentions1 day ago
Greeks voted against accepting further austerity in exchange for a new European bailout, increasing the chances of the country having to abandon the euro and plunging its economy deeper into ...

After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

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5 mentions2 hours ago
This photo from Discovery Channel shows a Great Hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of Shark Week.Discovery Channel/ APhide caption This photo from Discovery ...

Greece’s Divided Voters Decide on Future Path as Euro Exit Looms

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Greeks were voting Sunday on their economic future amid concern the country's banks are almost out of funds and that rejection of further austerity could push it out of the ...

These are the 17 publicly out participants at this year's Women's World Cup

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By Cyd Zeiglerď˜‘ @CydZeigleron May 31, 2015, 11:14p +With four out players and a head coach, the Swedish and American women's soccer teams are the most publicly out of any ...

Hacking Team, Which Sells Surveillance Tech To Governments, Exposed By Major Hack

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One of the technology world’s most notorious providers of surveillance and intrusion software has found itself on the wrong end of an embarrassing hack. A range of sensitive documents belonging ...

Arthouse Audit: 'Amy' Opens Strong on Congested Holiday W

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By Tom Brueggemann | Thompson on Hollywood Sun Jul 05 13:41:38 EDT 2015 As expected, "Amy" (A24) dominated the new openings, with the best limited per theater average of ...

Protests close four factories owned by Israeli arms firm Elbit

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4 mentions10 hours ago
UK activists today shut down three of four Elbit-owned factories, including a drone engines plant. Protesters today shut down four different factories owned by Israel’s biggest arms company Elbit Systems.

Greece, deep in crisis, is keen on axis of ‘security’ with Israel and Cyprus

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With Greece’s future shrouded in great uncertainty, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke in Jerusalem on Monday of developing an axis of security and stability among Israel, Greece, and Cyprus ...

Meet the ordinary people who rescue distressed whales, dolphins and sea turtles from crowded beaches

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OCEAN CITY, Md. — Chuck Erbe knew dinner was over as soon as he saw the number on his ringing cellphone. There was a baby whale in distress. He told ...

Marriage Equality Could Be Health-Care Access Boon for LGBTQ Couples

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Gay couples are less likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance than married heterosexual couples, but that may be about to change.(Shutterstock) Gay couples are likely to gain health insurance coverage ...

School teachers working in Israeli schools supported ISIS, Shin Bet says

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3 mentions10 hours ago
Security forces have arrested six Israeli Beduin men from the Negev town of Houra, four of whom work as school teachers, for allegedly supporting the Islamic State terrorist organization.The Shin ...

Memory System May Overcome Diverse Disorders

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2 mentions11 hours ago
Declarative memory, rooted in the hippocampus, could help the brain pick up slack for diverse impairments across many developmental disorders such as autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder The human brain possesses ...

Fallen Firefighter's Family Still Trying To Deprive Transgender Widow of Death Benefits

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3 mentions4 hours ago
A transgender widow in Texas is still fighting to have her marriage (above) to her late husband recognized, even after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down same-sex marriage bans in ...

What Comes After Oxi?

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7 mentions4 hours ago
"OXI," or "NO," stenciled on the Bank of Greece ahead of today's referendum. George S / Flickr There has been a sober sense of determination on the streets of Athens ...

Raging Bull Markets: How Young Men’s Hormones Unsettle Finance

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2 mentions1 day ago
Want to calm financial markets? Add more women and older people to the young men on trading desks. That’s one recommendation from research into the role of hormones in provoking ...

UNHCR's new biometrics system helps verify 110,000 Myanmar refugees in Thailand.

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THAM HIN CAMP, Thailand, June 30 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed its roll-out of a cutting-edge system to identify Myanmar refugees in Thailand's nine border camps. Between ...

The Death Boats: A Survivor’s Tale

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5 mentions2 days ago
Every day, I listen to stories of people fleeing for their lives, across dangerous borders and unfriendly seas to reach safety. The story of a young woman, Doaa, is so ...

Annual Summer Shark Programming Sets Stage to Celebrate Conservation Successes

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When it comes to sharks, it’s not a bigger boat that you’ll need this summer, but a second TV! Discovery Channel starts its annual tribute to sharks earlier than usual.

Thomas Piketty: “Germany has never repaid.”

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15 mentions3 hours ago
Since his successful book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the Frenchman Thomas Piketty has been considered one of the most influential economists in the world. His argument for the redistribution ...

Analysis: Egypt, Hamas, ISIS and Israel after the latest rocket attack

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4 mentions12 hours ago
For a few hours last week, after the rockets landed in Israel, there was uncertainty from where they were fired. At first it was thought the projectiles came from the ...

About the Exhibit

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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library is presenting an exploration of the seventy key documents that have shaped the United Nations and our ...

This Summer, A Woman Will Be The Head Coach For The NBA's Smartest Team

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2 mentions1 day ago
Today, the San Antonio Spurs announced that Becky Hammon will serve as their head coach during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. It is the first time a woman ...

Mass Shootings May Be Contagious

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2 mentions9 hours ago
Emerging research suggests mass killings and school shootings in the U.S. appear to be contagious. In the study, a team of scientists from Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University ...
 

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