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California Regulator Mary Nichols May Transform the Auto Industry

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Sergio Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the $32,500 battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as “eco-chic.” “I hope you don’t buy it,” he told ...

Totally Not Desperate Ted Cruz Now Filming Himself Eating Bacon Off a Gun Barrel

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Lindsey Graham put his cell phone in a blender. Rand Paul stuffed the tax code into a wood chipper. And on Monday, Ted Cruz became the latest Republican presidential contender ...

Chilly at Work? A Decades-Old Formula May Be to Blame

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Summers are hot in Omaha, where heat indexes can top 100 degrees. But Molly Mahannah is prepared. At the office, she bundles up in cardigans or an oversized sweatshirt from ...

Jeb Bush Takes on Lazy Bum Members of Congress

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Steve Benen points us to Jeb Bush's latest YouTube video: a cheap 15-second spot calling out members of Congress for being lazy bums and suggesting that the laziest ones deserve ...

Black Lives Matter Organizers Labeled as "Threat Actors" by Cybersecurity Firm

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Documents from a "crisis management" report produced by the cybersecurity firm ZeroFox indicate that the firm monitored Black Lives Matter protesters during the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore earlier this ...

President Obama Just Finalized His Plan to Fight Climate Change

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President Barack Obama has been more vocal than any previous president about the need to combat climate change, and on Monday his administration is releasing a package of rules that ...

Here's How Much Water Golf Courses, Ski Resorts, and Pools Are Using in California

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California residents have gotten used to gentle coaxing to save water: ads urging residents to "Make It a Quickie" when showering and restaurants withholding water unless it's ordered, for example.

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

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From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens. A gene variant from archaic humans helps modern-day Tibetans to cope with high altitudes. Our ancestors ...

Former Libor `Ringmaster' Hayes Guilty of Manipulating Rates

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Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup Inc. trader Tom Hayes, the first person to stand trial for manipulating Libor, was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to rig the ...

Greece PMI, HSBC, Iran oil, what people in markets are talking about.

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Athens stock market reopens, Greek manufacturing PMI devastated, HSBC profits jump. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about this morning. Following a shutdown that lasted ...

One Pollster Has Stopped Polling the Republican Primary. Will Others Follow?

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I've been wondering for a while who the first pollster would be to stop polling the Republican primary. Today I got my answer: As candidates jostle to make the cut ...

Banks Lead Greek Stock Slump in 1st Day of Trading After Closure

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Lenders led a record plunge in Greek equities as the Athens Stock Exchange reopened after a five-week shutdown, with restrictions in place due to capital controls. Piraeus Bank SA and ...

As Federal Aid Goes Up, College Costs Rise Enough to Gobble It All Up

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Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal writes today about the spiraling cost of college: The federal government has boosted aid to families in recent decades to make college more ...

What drives the urge to explore?

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First, there is nothing. From all appearances, the fast ferry, whipping through the water in the early morning sun, is headed out into the cold wastes of the Atlantic. But ...

Bangladesh: Empowering Women Against Natural Disasters

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During the rainy monsoon months, up to 70% of Bangladesh gets inundated, making it tough for coastal communities to rebuild their lives. ROYGANJ UPAZILA, SIRAJGANJ – Holding a makeshift soil ...

Sydney House Prices Soar to Biggest Gain in 13 Years

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Sydney house prices soared in July by the most since December 2002, underscoring why regulators are cracking down on property investors. House prices jumped 18.4 percent from 12 months earlier ...

The tree of life gets a makeover

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STRANGE RELATIONS  People, pandas, and even mushrooms perch as closer cousins to single-celled choanoflagellates than to other multicellular organisms.  The tree of life might seem like a stable design, appropriate ...

Stand with Planned Parenthood

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After baby's murder, Israeli sniper kills another Palestinian child

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Israel responded to the widespread revulsion over the murder of 18-month-old baby Ali Dawabsha by fatally shooting a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank. A photo of Laith al-Khalidi ...

A Close Look at the Connectivity of a Single Brain

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In a new paper just out in Neuron, researchers Timothy Laumann and colleagues present an in-depth analysis of the functional connectivity of a single human brain. The brain in question ...

World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.It commemorates ...

Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp turns three, challenges for the future of thousands living there

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GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – As Jordan's Za'atari camp – the largest refugee camp in the Middle East – prepared to mark its third anniversary, the UN refugee agency revealed ...

Inside the sad, expensive failure of Google+

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That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top ...

SoftBank Leads $100M Investment In India-Based Budget Hotel Network OYO Rooms

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SoftBank is back investing in India after it lead a $100 million round for OYO Rooms, a two-year-old startup that runs an online marketplace for affordable hotels in the country.

What A Race Around the World Has Taught Us About Ocean Pollution

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It can be easy to remain ignorant to the state of our oceans. If anything, most people come into contact with the ocean at the beach and gain no real ...

Snapdeal, One Of India’s Largest E-commerce Players, Reportedly Gets $500M From Alibaba, Foxconn And SoftBank

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Snapdeal, one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies, has scooped up $500 million in funding from Alibaba, Foxconn, and SoftBank, according to Re/code. The Wall Street Journal first reported in June ...

28 quotes, facts and graphs from the new UN global use of shark products report

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture organization just released fisheries and agriculture technical paper number 590, “the state of the global market for shark products.” Coauthored by legendary shark conservation ...

Our Sex-Crazed Congress

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TO appreciate the dumbing down of American politics, consider this: Conservative Republicans, indignant about abortion, are trying to destroy a government program that helps prevent 345,000 abortions a year. Inevitably ...

The Man Who Shot Michael Brown

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Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript dead-end street on ...

After months adrift at sea, migrants receive critical care in Indonesia

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KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia – Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants. The passengers had set out to find ...

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

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Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims (New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human ...

This aquarium is 82 feet high and has an elevator inside it

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It's 82 feet high and holds more than 1,500 fish. It has a glass elevator that runs up and down the center of the tank. It is so big that ...

Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved

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High-level brain areas accumulated far more changes in lipids than the brains of chimpanzees Forget the insult “fathead.” We may actually owe our extraordinary smarts to the fat in our ...

From coast to coast, Canada has crossed a protected bike lane tipping point

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Vancouver, B.C., has arguably made the most significant investment in a connected protected bike lane network of any North American city in the last four years. Last month, city ...

Tell Us What You Really Think About Donald Trump

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I've sort of promised myself not to write about Donald Trump, but (a) it's a weekend, and (b) David Fahrenthold has a pretty entertaining piece about Trump in the Washington ...

Nepal earthquakes: responding to the psychosocial needs of children

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Pabitrya (13) holds a book that she found among the rubble of a destroyed school in one of the severely earthquake-affected districts in Nepal. © UNICEF/PFPG2015-3197/Panday A peaceful, sunny Saturday ...

‘If you hate the migrants in Calais, you hate yourself’

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Over the centuries, we offered succour and shelter to the persecuted. Now it’s Fortress BritainSaturday 1 August 2015 19.04 EDTLast modified on Saturday 1 August 2015 19.21 EDTI looked at Salah Mohammed ...

Kerry holds talks on Iran deal with top Gulf leaders

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03 Aug 2015 08:44 GMT | Middle East, Politics, Qatar, Iran, John Kerry John Kerry, the US secretary of state, is meeting senior officials of Arab Gulf states to reassure ...

The Neurocritic: The Idiosyncratic Side of Diagnosis by Brain Scan and Machine Learning

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posted by The Neurocritic @ 4:53 PM  0 comments links to this postThe Idiosyncratic Side of Diagnosis by Brain Scan and Machine Learning but they did not test their fMRI ...

Eyes on the Street: The Case of the Missing Bike Lanes, Part II

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Why does 9th St. still (as of last week) look like a runway for jumbo jets after resurfacing? @NYC_DOT @bradlander Turns out many of the city’s marquee Vision Zero ...

Jeremy Corbyn backs boycott of Israeli universities involved in arms research

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Jeremy Corbyn, the surprise frontrunner in the leadership election for the UK Labour Party, says he would impose a two-way arms embargo on Israel if he were to become prime ...

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

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Without question, attempting to pass off a counterfeit Rembrandt was an incredibly brazen move on Ely Sakhai’s part. But brazen he was, and he did have a certain advantage in ...

The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That"€™s Everyone"€™s Problem

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Black women were paid 64 percent of what non-Hispanic white men were paid in 2013. Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same ...

Our Anti-ISIS Program in Syria Is a Bad Joke

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So how are we doing in our efforts to train moderate Syrian allies to help us in the fight against ISIS? Here's the New York Times two days ago: A ...

Obama to unveil major climate change proposal Monday

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Washington (CNN)The Obama administration will unveil a major climate change plan Monday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants, a senior administration ...

How to Get to the Fourth Dimension

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A new book offers mathematical puzzles, such as fitting a coin through a hole that seems too small to accommodate it Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: ...

The Company Getting Rich Off the ISIS War

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The war against ISIS isn’t going so great, with the terror group standing up to a year of U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. But that hasn’t kept defense contractors ...

Charles Koch’s Messianic delusions: Industrialist says only conservative billionaires can save us

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Billionaire Charles Koch argued that conservatives are part of a “a life-or-death struggle for our country,” and that if the political network spearheaded by himself and his brother David fails ...

New $300,000 grant marks the fifth anniversary of Retraction Watch

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Five years ago today, we wrote our first post, “Why write a blog about retractions?” And although every year since has been terrific, this year we have the most to celebrate ...

Oligarchy Of Super PAC Megadonors Have Conquered American Politics

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WASHINGTON -- A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionaires bankrolling the 2016 presidential race to an ...

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