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The New Face of Transgender Youth

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3 mentions11 hours ago
By Brian Prowse-GanyWhat defines gender? Is it biology, the heart and mind, or some combination of both? As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others.Jazz Jennings was born a boy, but started to show ...

Cancer cells can ‘infect’ normal neighbours

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5 mentions3 hours ago
When a cancer cell throws out its trash, it can turn healthy neighbours into fellow tumour cells, researchers have found. Many cells, including cancerous ones, shed thousands of tiny membrane-bound vesicles called exosomes that contain proteins, DNA and RNA. The process is thought to be a waste-management system,

Kevin Vickers, Canada's Badass National Hero, Is a Portrait of Humility

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3 mentions10 hours ago
Kevin Vickers, Canada's sergeant at arms since 2006, is being heralded worldwide as a national hero after he reportedly shot and killed an armed assailant in the nation's Parliament building Wednesday morning. It was a highly emotional moment when Vickers returned to Parliament today—watch the video above—and was ...

Empire of Dirt: How GamerGate’s misogynistic policing of “gamer identity” degrades the whole gaming community

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As GamerGate’s cyber sandstorm rolls into its third month, the mainstream press has now covered it from virtually every angle conceivable, often with no small amount of frustration at its incoherence and nesting dolls of ideological self-delusion. Its cresting tidal wave of outrage has dredged up the worst ...

Elizabeth Warren's Latest Comment About Running For President Is the Most Cryptic Yet

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2 mentions11 hours ago
With 106 weeks until the next presidential election, speculating about a potential Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) candidacy is like going on a long car ride with a six-year-old. "Are you running?" No. "How about now?" No. "Now?" No. "Now?" No. "What about now?" No. "Are you running?" No.

The discovery of Homo floresiensis: Tales of the hobbit

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3 mentions21 hours ago
In 2004, researchers announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a small relative of modern humans that lived as recently as 18,000 years ago. The ‘hobbit’ is now considered the most important hominin fossil in a generation. Here, the scientists behind the find tell its story. THE CAST: Raden ...

United Nations Day, 24 October

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"This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues. We continue to show what collective action can do. We can do even more. In a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On ...

Yet More Housekeeping

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2 mentions15 hours ago
By the time you read this, I should be sedated and ready for a something-plasty, a procedure that injects bone cement into my fractured L3 lumbar vertebra. In other words, I will become a low-grade Wolverine in one teeny-tiny part of my body. According to the doctors, the ...

The Making of the Warrior Cop

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5 mentions14 hours ago
By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues, they stood in groups of eight or ten, some eating pastries, others sticking to coffee and a dip of ...

Utilities and Clean Energy Advocates Find Common Ground on Distributed Generation

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EEI’s David Owens on NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh: “I’m sometimes surprised that he and I do agree on many things.” It may come as a surprise to some, but David Owens, executive vice-president of the Edison Electric Institute, and Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s energy ...

Scott Brown’s Big-Money Sellout

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3 mentions21 hours ago
Name a major super-PAC or dark-money outfit and there's a good chance it has helped Republican Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts now trying to oust Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Karl Rove's American Crossroads? Check. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity? Check. The US Chamber ...

AWS Expands Its European Footprint With Frankfurt Data Center

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Amazon today announced that it has opened the second data center for its AWS cloud computing service in Europe. The new Frankfurt region follows in the footsteps of the company’s operations in Ireland, which launched back in 2007. The Frankfurt region sports two availability zones (compared to the ...

The man with the golden blood

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood. By Penny Bailey. His doctor drove him over the border. It was quicker that way: if the man donated in Switzerland, his blood would be delayed while ...

“Art” in the Parks

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3 mentions7 hours ago
This morning, our friend Rebecca at Calipidder alerted us to a woman named Casey Nocket who had traveled to the west coast from New York for a few weeks. Ms. Nocket had been enjoying her time in the outdoors so much that she decided to document her trip ...

Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off

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13 mentions17 hours ago
Because you’re lazy. You’re ignorant. You are a blithering collection of wannabe Wikipedia philosophers, drunk on your own buzzwords, incapable of forming an original thought. You display a lack of knowledge stunning in its scope, a fundamental disregard of history and human nature so pronounced that makes me ...

Fossils reveal 'beer-bellied' dinosaur

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With the longest forelimbs of any bipedal animal ever, the 11-metre-long Deinocheirus mirificus roamed the region that is now the Gobi Desert around 70 million years ago. A large bipedal dinosaur once known only from fossils of its long arms and a few isolated bone fragments turns out ...

If You Could Build a Solar-Friendly Grid From Scratch, How Would You Do it?

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The 20th-century electric grid is an extraordinary feat of engineering that has been a core driver of economic progress in developed countries. But it's finally starting to show its limitations in the 21st century. The grid of the past valued what was once necessary: centralization, powerful and cheap ...

Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves

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Adaptability is the key to survival — both in nature as Charles Darwin observed, and in the business sector. As the solar industry continues to flourish, utility companies across the U.S. are beginning to witness how the traditional electric grid is transforming. As tens of thousands of residents ...

Weeks after winning a Nobel Prize for his microscope, Eric Betzig just revolutionized microscopy again

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2 mentions13 hours ago
Earlier this month Eric Betzig shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on high-resolution microscopes -- specifically the one he'd designed and built on a friend's living room floor. But when Betzig, a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Jenalia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia,

Q&A With Facebook’s Josh Miller On Why His Rooms App Isn’t Anonymous, It’s The Early Web Reborn

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Is Rooms the anonymous Facebook app people were expecting? “No. Unequivocally No…because you cannot be anonymous in our app,” Josh Miller tells me. The Branch founder turned Facebook product manager’s new forums app Rooms launches today, and he says lessons from Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, and the early days ...

Mint’s Aaron Patzer Launches Beta Version Of An On-Demand Answers App With $4 Million In Funding From Shasta And First Round

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Aaron Patzer, the founder and former CEO of Mint is placing his next bet with the on-demand info space. He and co-founder Jean Sini (another former Minter) are launching the beta of Fountain, an app that gives you advice from a curated set of experts. The app is ...

Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation today gave a master class in calm, credible breaking news reporting. Anchored by the unflappable Peter Mansbridge, news of the shootings in Ottawa unfolded live on the CBC much like they do here in the United States: lots of sketchy details, conflicting reports, unreliable ...

The Author of White Noise Reviews Taylor Swift's White Noise

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11 mentions22 hours ago
This morning, in Canada, "Track 3" from Taylor Swift's new album, "1989," rose to No. 1 on Canada's iTunes. This would not be notable—yet another Swift song, catapulting to the top of the charts—except for the song itself: "Track 3," it turned out, was simply eight seconds of ...

Here's What's Happening With the Shooting at the Canadian Parliament

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3 mentions2 days ago
Downtown Ottawa is under lockdown as police investigate reports of shootings in three locations: the National War Memorial, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Center shopping mall. Police have confirmed reports that an unknown gunman shot a soldier standing guard by Canada's National War Memorial with a rifle, then ...

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #airnzhobbit

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2 mentions20 hours ago
As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson; we're thrilled to unveil The Most Epic Safety ...

Fake news sites are using Facebook to spread Ebola panic

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5 mentions1 day ago
There’s a scary story bouncing around Facebook, accruing hundreds of thousands of likes: the small town of Purdon, Texas, has been quarantined after a family of five was diagnosed with Ebola. The story is a total hoax, put out by a deeply cynical site called the National Report.

Fox News Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy with Tinder to "Get" Voting

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2 mentions1 day ago
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, a woman, shared some advice for us feeble-minded young ladies out here: Let's not burden ourselves with voting! After all, we're far too busy swiping for a man on Tinder to cast an educated vote in the midterm elections, or any election for ...

George W. Bush's Revenge: A Federal Appeals Court Goes on the Rampage

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When George W. Bush departed the White House, he left behind a giant deficit and expanded government spending for Medicare drug benefits that caused conservatives to grumble. But he did make a mark that right-wingers can cheer—by shaping the federal courts for years, perhaps decades. As Bush has ...

No shelter from winter rains for thousands in Gaza

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3 mentions9 hours ago
“People live a desperate life,” says The Electronic Intifada’s Rami Almeghari about families without shelter in Khuzaa, a village in southeastern Gaza, which was heavily destroyed during Israel’s summer assault. In a recent interview from Gaza, which can be listened to above, Almeghari said that hundreds of families ...

Fake 'Progressive' Group Pits Blacks Against Immigrants In Nasty TV Ad

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An anti-immigrant group, dubiously named Progressives For Immigration Reform (PFIR), released a 30-second ad this week seizing on anxiety over African-American joblessness and Hurricane Katrina to slam on prospects of immigration reform. The PFIR ad criticizes the President and some Louisiana lawmakers for endorsing “amnesty for millions of ...

Political Polarization & Media Habits

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4 mentions3 days ago
When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals,

Uber Partners With Vaccine Finder To Bring A Free Flu Shot To You

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2 mentions15 hours ago
The flu is more deadly than ebola and yet a simple vaccine could save your life. In that breath, Uber has partnered with Vaccine Finder to deliver a registered nurse and a vaccine kit for up to 10 people — of course on demand. Best of all the ...

Lawsuits: Alabama Jailers Allowed 3 Inmates to Die of 19th-Century Ailments

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3 mentions2 days ago
On August 6, 2013, officers at the Madison County jail in Huntsville, Alabama, moved an inmate named Duendrez Woods to a medical watch cell. Woods, 19, was suffering from an open wound on his foot and had begun hallucinating. But the jail didn't provide him with any medical ...

Stop Going Cuckoo for Coconuts

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4 mentions2 days ago
We've entered the age of the coconut. While the lactose intolerant quaff Starbucks' new coconut milk lattes, the gluten averse are busy baking with coconut flour. The number of coconut oil products—for both cooking and skin moisturizing—grew by 800 percent between 2008 and 2012. Of course, the craze ...

Jerusalem to step up security after second day of violence

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In an attempt to prevent rioting, Jerusalem police announced there will be restrictions on who can enter the Temple Mount for Friday prayers, Israel Radio reported, following threats made during a second violent day in the city.Though Muslim women of all ages will be able to enter the ...

Women of the Wall smuggle tiny Torah scroll to Western Wall for Bat Mitzva

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Women praying with Torah at Western Wall, October 24, 2014. . (photo credit:PR) The Women of the Wall prayer rights group managed to bring an extremely small Torah scroll into the women's section of the Western Wall plaza Friday morning defying official regulations prohibiting the entry of private ...

Early Stage Investor Version One Ventures Closes $35M Second Fund

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The Vancouver-based early stage investment fund Version One Ventures, led by founder and current Andreessen Horowitz board partner Boris Wertz, has closed its second fund of $35 million today. The venture firm, which also has offices in Palo Alto, secured the funding from Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, a ...

Actress Felicia Day Opens Up About GamerGate Fears, Has Her Private Details Exposed Minutes Later

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Author Felicia Day signs autograph during New York Comic Con 2011 in Javits Center on October 15, 2011 in New York. Instead of greeting two male gamers wearing Halo and Call of Duty shirts, prominent gamer and actress Felicia Day crossed the street. “Seeing another gamer on the ...

Glenn McQuaid's Bisexual Killer Hand Movie, Larry Fessend

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Since 1985, Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix has been producing vibrant, interesting independent horror films, from Fessenden's own "Wendigo" to Glenn McQuaid's "I Sell the Dead" to Ti West's excellent "The House of the Devil." Fessenden and McQuaid can't always find enough money to turn their ambitious, idiosyncratic ...

Watch: 1966 Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Od

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As the UK re-release of Stanley Kubrick's untouchable 1968 masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" looms, dive into the cosmic classic with this 1966 film chronicling the making of the film and "Kubrick's bizarre and incisive imagination." (Hat tip: Open Culture.) Titled "A Look Behind the Future," this charmingly ...


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Aging baby boomers and seniors would be better off going for a hike than sitting down in front of one of the many video games designed to aid the brain, a group of nearly 70 researchers asserted this week in a critique of some of the claims made ...

Lessons From Germany: Can the US Succeed With Its Own Energiewende?

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Germany has put itself on the world map in the past decade as an early adopter of energy generation from renewable sources. In 2013, 25% of the country’s energy came from renewable sources -- the highest percentage in the world. By 2050, as part of the country’s Energiewende ...

Global tuberculosis report 2013

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This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using ...

Secure Messaging App Telegram Adds Usernames And Snapchat-Like Hold-To-View For Media

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Telegram, the security-focused messaging app, now lets you add friends without necessarily knowing their phone number. An update to the iOS and Android apps today has introduced the option to register a username, although all users must still bind their account to a phone number. The advantage of ...

Kuwait bolsters secondary boycott of Israel

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Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki sign a memorandum of understanding as PA President Abbas stands behind them in Ramallah September 14. (photo credit:REUTERS) Kuwait’s Commerce Ministry is on the verge of ending its relations with 50 European companies because of their dealings ...

Two SWAT Raids. Two Officers Dead. One Defendant Is Black, One White. Guess What Happened.

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One Friday last May, the sun had not yet risen when a SWAT team ignited a flash-bang grenade outside Marvin Guy's apartment in Killeen, Texas. Officers were trying to climb in through a window when Guy, who had a criminal record and was suspected of possessing cocaine, opened ...

A Summary Of The Gamergate Movement That We Will ...

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Even if you’re only a casual internet user, chances are that by now you’ve probably heard something about the movement known as Gamergate. If you’re unfamiliar with what Gamergate is, we’ve taken the liberty of writing up a brief summary of the movement and its goals, which we ...

That Night Richard Nixon Called Ben Bradlee

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A friend once remarked that Ben Bradlee was "a man's man," to which my wife replied, "he's also quite a woman's man." Woman or man, it was hard to find anyone as engaging and fun to be around as Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, who died tonight at age 93.

Watch: Shailene Woodley and Gregg Araki Talk 'White Bird

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Gregg Araki and Shailene Woodley discuss their new film "White Bird in a Blizzard" in a recent interview at the Soho Apple store with Indiewire's Eric Kohn. Topics ranged from the theme of patriarchy to multidimensional characters and how Woodley felt the first time she watched "Mysterious Skin." ...

(2014/10/23) Hannibal Buress on Bill Cosby: “You’re a Rapist”, Anybody but cis men: ‘women’s colleges’ evolving policies on trans students

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Episode #1110: Katey Healy-Wurzburg (@khealywu) and Nicole Drespel (@nicolemtherese) join the show to discuss Hannibal Buress reminding the world Bill Cosby is a rapist (even if you think he’s very funny), Kathleen Hale’s creepy, obsessive behavior that isn’t charming just because she’s a white lady, weird rich people ...

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