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Words On The Brain: A Semantic Map of the Cortex

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In a new Nature paper, Berkely neuroscientists Alexander G. Huth and colleagues present a ‘semantic atlas’ of the human brain. Huth et al. have mapped which brain areas respond to ...

The residents of Flint need to know the truth about lead poisoning

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This article about Flint is heartbreaking, but not quite for the obvious reason: Health care workers are scrambling to help the people here cope with what many fear will be ...

Wary of China's Indian Ocean activities, U.S., India discuss anti-submarine warfare

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NEW DELHI/HONG KONG India and the United States are in talks to help each other track submarines in the Indian Ocean, military officials say, a move that could further tighten ...

Art and Architecture at the UN

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Back to albums list Art and Architecture at the UN The United Nations has four major headquarters, located in New York, Geneva,Vienna and Nairobi. Its oldest and best-known office, in ...

The Forgotten Father of the Information Age

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Twelve years ago, Robert McEliece, a mathematician and engineer at Caltech, won the Claude E. Shannon Award, the highest honor in the field of information theory. During his acceptance lecture,

China Factory Stabilization Shows Little Need for Added Stimulus

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With new data suggesting that China’s economy stabilized in April amid a property recovery and credit surge, analysts say there is little need for stepped-up monetary easing in the immediate ...

How former Google and Apple exec Kim Scott is curing the world of horrible bosses

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Kim Scott is on a mission to rid the world of terrible bosses, particularly the "nice" ones.Scott, a former Google and Apple exec, has cofounded a new startup with beta ...

Puerto Rico's Governor Says Island Will Default on Bond Payment

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Puerto Rico won’t make a bond payment for its Government Development Bank, sending its clearest signal yet to investors and U.S. officials that it doesn’t have enough money to keep ...

Buffett Says Hedge Funds Get ‘Unbelievable’ Fees for Bad Results

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Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said large investors should be frustrated with fees they’re paying hedge fund managers who fail to match the returns of index ...

Here are Obama’s best jokes from tonight’s sizzling White House Correspondents' Dinner

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At President Barack Obama's final White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night he walked on stage to Anna Kendrick's song "You're Going to Miss Me When I'm Gone," and smirked as ...

Cruz Again Bests Trump at Most Weekend Delegate Contests

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Even as his campaign struggles for survival, Senator Ted Cruz dominated weekend delegate selection contests that he and other Republicans hope could block Donald Trump from winning the party's nomination ...

In which I respond to my critics about the Bernie revolution

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A couple of days ago I wrote a post criticizing Bernie Sanders for basing his campaign on a promised revolution that never had the slightest chance of happening. A lot ...

China April official factory activity expands but at slower pace

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BEIJING - Activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded for the second month in a row in April but only marginally, an official survey showed on Sunday, raising doubts about the ...

Fighting Malaria With Your Cell Phone?

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The first rule of pricing is: you do not talk about pricing

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I’ve been slightly obsessed about pricing since 2010, when I was part of the team that changed the price of The Times digital edition from this: To this: Introducing what ...

Kansas City Chiefs Draft A Man Who Allegedly Beat Up His Pregnant Girlfriend

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The Kansas City Chiefs, who pride themselves on filling their football team with players of character, are under fire after electing to draft Tyreek Hill, an ex-Oklahoma State University wide ...

Ted Cruz Urged To Fire Anti-Choice Adviser Who Thinks Abortion Providers Should Be Executed

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Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other abortion rights groups are calling on Ted Cruz to fire the co-chair of his national “Pro-Lifers for Cruz” coalition who has said that abortion providers ...

Ted Cruz Refuses To Say Whether He’d Support Trump As Republican Nominee

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday avoided saying whether or not he’d support Donald Trump if Trump wins the primary election. Cruz repeatedly dodged questions over his support for ...

Trump Refuses To Walk Back Sexist Comments About Clinton

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Donald Trump refused to walk back sexist remarks made about Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Sunday, instead reiterating that she would not be in the race unless she was ...

The future of apps should be better apps

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A few weeks ago The Wall Street Journal ran an excellent article entitled What Comes After Apps. While the premise that apps today have some major problems is sound, the ...

Here’s why we only did three deals last year

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There has been a huge disconnect between private and public company valuations over the last few years. This isn’t the first time I’ve said it. It probably won’t be the ...

To really fix Times Square, make Broadway a piazza

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Two decades ago, when most of the pavement in Times Square was reserved for cars, I proposed converting the self-proclaimed Crossroads of the World into a pedestrian paradise named Piazza ...

Father Daniel Berrigan, Anti-War Activist & Poet, Dies at 94

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Daniel Berrigan This is viewer supported newsDonateThe legendary anti-war priest Father Daniel Berrigan died today at 94. He was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to ...

Dispatchable Solar Runs 24/7 For 14 Days In South Africa

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April 30th, 2016 by Susan KraemerACWA Power has now demonstrated fully dispatchable solar for when the sun doesn’t shine, at Bokpoort in South Africa. Image Credit: ACWA Power Running around ...

The Future of Women in Business: A Discussion on Gender Parity with Leading Women in Business Today

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By: Johanna Pulgarin Ellevate Network recently had the opportunity to host a special panel discussion with global PR firm Weber Shandwick in New York City. The topic of the discussion ...

Egypt: Unshackle Workers’ Right to Organize

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(Beirut) – The Egyptian government should legalize independent trade unions, Human Rights Watch said today, on International Workers’ Day. Egypt should also end the decades-old single official union system and ...

Protesters storm Iraqi parliament in Baghdad

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Live footage on Iraqi television showed swarms of protesters, who have been demanding government reform, inside the parliament building, waving flags and chanting. Lawmakers were berated and beaten with flags ...

Here's Your Degree. Now Go Defeat Demagogues.

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Now comes the hard part. Photographer: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print EducationMichael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg ...

Stranded narwhal found in Belgium

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29 April 2016 - 8:35am On the evening of 27 April 2016, a narwhal was found on the banks of the River Scheldt, Belgium (more than 50 km from the ...

Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94

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After a trial that served as a platform for their antiwar message, the Berrigans were convicted of destroying government property and sentenced to three years each in the federal prison ...

As Coral Bleaching Devastates Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Scientists Look for Solutions

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Listen Download audio (MP3) More than 90 percent of Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering from coral bleaching, according to a survey published by an Australian task force last month.

Cousteau to SeaWorld: Captive Orcas 'Need to Be Released'

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At a press conference held Wednesday in San Diego, Jean-Michel Cousteau, oceanographic explorer and president of the Ocean Futures Society, urged SeaWorld to free its current population of captive orcas.

President Obama wants to sell these guns to Americans

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On Friday, President Barack Obama released a plan for the federal government to promote the further development of smart gun technology. The guns, also known as "personalized firearms," employ biometric ...

Hadash party gives flowers to Palestinians at checkpoint for May Day

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Hadash party MKs began May Day on Sunday by giving out flowers to Palestinian workers waiting to enter Israel during a visit to the Eyal checkpoint north of Kalkilya."’We appreciate ...

Detroit Has Valley Envy

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A traffic jam of Silicon Valley companies has a mission: to destroy Detroit’s business model and take over transportation with driverless cars and shared mobility services. Yet last summer, General ...

Watch LIVE: LGBT March on Governor Bryant's Mansion in Jackson, Mississippi

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HRC: “Advocates are marching from the Capitol to the Governor’s Mansion for the rally, calling on Mississippi state lawmakers to listen to the broad chorus of fair-minded voters, national and ...

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

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"Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes. In fact, we ...

Australian School Official Banned This Film About Kids of Gay Parents

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In August 2015, the Australian documentary “Gayby Baby,” which follows the stories of four children raised in same-sex families, made the front page of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph with the headline ...

World Press Freedom Day 2016

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25 April 2016 - 2016 World Press Freedom Day celebrations highlight link between freedom of information and sustainable development 25 April 2016 - Spotlighting artistic freedom with UNESCO’s 2005 Convention ...

Why image recognition is about to transform business

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At Facebook’s recent annual developer conference, Marc Zuckerberg outlined the social network’s artificial intelligence (AI) plans to “build systems that are better than people in perception.” He then demonstrated an ...

An unlikely trio: Israel, Hamas and Egypt reportedly form alliance to fight ISIS in Sinai

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Israel, Hamas, and Egypt have formed an unlikely alliance against the Islamic State in Sinai, who are planning increasingly sophisticated and daring attacks in the region, The Washington Post reported ...

Islamic Jihad delegation visits Iran to 'discuss ways to strengthen intifada'

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An official delegation of the Islamic Jihad has been visiting Iran to discuss the ways to strengthen the intifada in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Palestinian media reported on Sunday.According ...

Who Will Debunk The Debunkers?

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In 2012, network scientist and data theorist Samuel Arbesman published a disturbing thesis: What we think of as established knowledge decays over time. According to his book “The Half-Life of ...

98 Members Of Congress Call For The ‘Witch Hunt’ Against Planned Parenthood To End

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On Thursday, 98 members of Congress wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TEN),

ISIS leader's ex-wife: Baghdadi used to be 'a normal family man'

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The second wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has recently claimed that her former husband was "a normal family man" before he became the infamous leader of the extremist Islamic State ...

Texas Man Harasses A Woman Using The Women’s Restroom Because She Dresses ‘Like A Man’

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With all of the hysteria surrounding bathroom bills, it was only a matter of time until citizens started taking the matter into their own hands. On Thursday, Jessica Rush was ...

Syria: Disregard for Civilian Life in Hospital Attacks

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(New York) – Deadly airstrikes on a hospital and a clinic in Aleppo show a disregard for civilian life and may amount to war crimes. An airstrike on April 27,

The Supreme Court Just Offered The Thinnest Ray Of Hope To Victims Of Voter Suppression

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The Supreme Court just imposed what could prove to be a very significant deadline on one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country. Last month, the United ...

Former Auschwitz guard apologizes to victims in court

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A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard currently on trial in Germany apologized to his victims in court.Reinhold Hanning, a former Nazi SS officer on trial for being an accessory to the ...
 

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