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Boy, Hipsters Sure Are Defensive About Their Almond Milk

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4 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
When I penned my little opus about almond milk last week, I really didn't intend to insult anyone's intelligence, provocative headline aside. What I really wanted to do was encourage people to think about what they're buying when they buy this hot-selling product. My editors chose the title ...

Darrell Issa Investigation Benefits Ex-Aide

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4 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has accused House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of inappropriately intervening in an ongoing Federal Trade Commission case against a company being represented by a legal group run by a former Issa staffer. Last month, Issa sent a letter to the FTC ...

Zillow Said to Be Seeking to Buy Rival Propery Site Trulia

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2 mentions19 hours ago 19 hours ago
Zillow Inc. is seeking to acquire rival Trulia Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move to combine the two most-visited U.S. real estate websites. Shares of both companies jumped.Zillow could value Trulia at as much as $2 billion in a purchase, and an agreement ...

Halliburton Fracking Spill Mystery: What Chemicals Polluted an Ohio Waterway?

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6 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water for millions ...

How a Town in Maine Is Blocking an Exxon Tar-Sands Pipeline

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2 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
This story originally appeared on Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Citizens trying to stop the piping of tar-sands oil through their community wore blue "Clear Skies" shirts at a city council meeting in South Portland, Maine, this week. But they might as ...

Burger King's CEO, Daniel Schwartz, Is 33 Years Old

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Last summer a trim guy with wavy brown hair, high cheekbones, and a broad smile could be found making Whoppers, working the drive-through window, and scrubbing bathrooms at a Burger King in Miami. His name was Daniel Schwartz. He learned to make a Whopper in less than 35 ...

Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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2 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
The genius commercial gamble of Marvel's recent superhero movies is that, even though the stories all take place in the same universe, the studio has hired writer-directors with distinctive sensibilities to work within those constraints. Jon Favreau's penchant for crafting slick male anti-heroes helped give "Iron Man" its ...

Let's Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun Of Tim Draper's Stupid Plan To Split California Into 6 States

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2 mentions18 hours ago 18 hours ago
Let's Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun Of Tim Draper's Stupid Plan To Split California Into 6 StatesIn 2016, Californians will vote on stupid Tim Draper's stupid initiative to turn America's greatest state into six stupid (and deeply unequal) little states. The initiative will fail, and even if it ...

'50 Shades of Grey's Hard Sell

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3 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
by Charles Bramesco Thu Jul 24 13:13:03 EDT 2014 0 CommentsDakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the "50 Shades of Grey" trailer. As much as we may like to believe that the pre-release movie trailer has transcended its status as advertisement into the realm of low art, the ...

Amazon Remains Great For Customers, Not For Shareholders – Stock Drops 6% As Losses Widen

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Amazon’s Q2 2014 earnings announced today made it more apparent than ever that Amazon remains a great business for its customers, but not so much for its shareholders. The stock, after the earnings were reported, was already down by 6% and falling in after-hours trading following Amazon reporting ...

In conversation with… Harold Varmus

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Alok Jha talks to Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning cancer researcher and current Director of the US National Cancer Institute.The night before Harold Varmus received a call from Sweden telling him he’d won the Nobel Prize, he had been out drinking with friends. He was a little hungover when ...

Cynk: The $6 Billion Penny-Stock Debacle Stretches From Belize to Las Vegas

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The Matalon, a six-story glass building in Belize City, Belize, towers over a lot littered with old refrigerators and washing machines. Jagged rebar sticks out of unfinished cinderblock structures nearby, and the view, across Haulover Creek, is of a cluster of corrugated metal shacks. This is the listed ...

Chrome Android Beta Gets Single Sign-In For Google Sites And New Material Design Looks

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2 mentions4 hours ago 4 hours ago
Google has a hit on its hands with Material Design in my opinion, which is why it’s great to see it already making its way into some products ahead of Android L’s general consumer launch. Today, Google updated the Chrome Beta for Android with some new features, including ...

For a Better World for All

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3 mentions4 hours ago 4 hours ago
It is now 100 long days since the abduction of 276 girls from their school in Chibok in northern Nigeria shocked and outraged the world. While a few of the girls have managed to escape their captors, the majority remain separated from their shattered families.It is the nature ...

The Child Migrant Surge Is Slowing Down, But Not Because America Freaked Out

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The Child Migrant Surge Is Slowing Down, But Not Because America Freaked OutThe federal government will tell you that it has heard the cries of the anti-immigrant protesters and created policies to slow down the surge of children picked up by the US Border Patrol. By coordinating with ...

Why Residential PACE Is Growing in Spite of Opposition From Federal Housing Lenders

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4 mentions20 hours ago 20 hours ago
Last fall, California's governor and treasury secretary came up with a plan to solve a longstanding conflict with federal housing authorities over residential property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs.After years of a near standstill, residential PACE programs are back on the upswing in California and other states. And while ...

Google to Collect Data to Define Healthy Human

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Google Inc. GOOGL -0.36% Google Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $603.01 -2.18 -0.36% July 24, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 1.28M AFTER HOURS $598.92 -4.09 -0.68% July 24, 2014 7:52 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 74,325 P/E Ratio 30.63 Market Cap $405.94 Billion Dividend Yield N/A ...

Why YieldCos Are a Really Big Deal for the Clean Energy Industry

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4 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
The biggest investors in the world are pouring their money into renewable energy projects. Want to join them? Now you can.Up until recently, it was nearly impossible for most investors to directly support solar, wind and other projects that offer stable returns. But YieldCos are changing that. In ...

Exclusive: A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Before dawn on June 1, a group of U.S. special forces and Afghan army commandos arrived by helicopter to the east of Alizai, a farming hamlet in Andar district in Taliban-controlled territory in central Afghanistan. They moved from house to house, arresting any fighting-age men ...

Don’t Tell Anybody About This Story on HFT Power Jump Trading

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2 mentions24 hours ago 24 hours ago
Far from Wall Street in a Chicago neighborhood once synonymous with urban blight, two futures industry veterans are using secrecy and speed to mint fortunes.Their firm, Jump Trading LLC, was all but invisible until it was among six companies subpoenaed in April by New York prosecutors. Jump has ...

Duolingo Launches Its Certification Program To Take On TOEFL

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2 mentions22 hours ago 22 hours ago
Duolingo, the free language learning service, today announced the launch of Test Center, its digital language certification program. The company is launching this service with an English Proficiency Exam that will rate your language skills on a scale from one to ten, but it expects to expand to ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Decrease to Eight-Year Low

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Fewer claims signal employers are reluctant to let go of staff as the talent pool shrinks and sales improve. A tightening labor market could lift wages and spur consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy. CloseFewer claims signal employers are reluctant to let go ...

Yammer’s Davis Sacks Departs Microsoft After Two-Year Tenure

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3 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Today Yammer’s founder and former CEO David Sacks announced that he will depart Microsoft, the software company that purchased his social enterprise startup for $1.2 billion.His exit, which comes two years after the June 2012 acquisition of Yammer, follows standard timing. When companies are purchased, existing employees are ...

Samsung’s VR Software Leak Shows Initial Apps, Ability To Switch Between Virtual And Real Reality

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2 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
Amazon Remains Great For Customers, Not For Shareholders – Stock Drops 6% As Losses WidenSamsung’s VR efforts are one leaky ship lately, with a report today echoing earlier rumors that the company would be partnering with Oculus VR for its own headset. Now, a leaked pre-release version of ...

Glenn Beck Tells Common Core Activists They Shouldn't Mention His Name

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4 mentions23 hours ago 23 hours ago
On Tuesday, 40 minutes into Glenn Beck's nationally broadcast "night of action" targeting the Common Core education standards being implemented in schools across the nation, a North Carolina activist named Andrea Dillon announced live that her state's governor had just signed a law directing the board of education ...

Watch Abortion Access Vanish in Texas (GIF)

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8 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Last Friday marked one year since Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law one of the nation's harshest abortion restrictions. The law, which state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) famously denounced during an 11-hour filibuster, imposes onerous restrictions on abortion clinics that are designed to shut them down.

Mike Adams Elevates his Ugly Anti-GMO Campaign - Collide-a-Scape

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6 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
I recently discussed what is perhaps the most twisted, disgusting anti-GMO tract ever written. It’s by Mike Adams, who as Jon Entine said earlier this year, is “a titan in the booming alternative lifestyle business, running dozens of websites promoting ‘natural’ products, many of them bogus or dangerous, which he relentlessly hawks online.”The main communication portal for Adams is According to Alexa, the site receives 219, 877 daily unique visitors and 407, 386 daily pageviews. Dr. Oz featured Adams on his show several months ago. Earlier this week, Adams ...

Twitter Releases Its Diversity Stats. And Boy, Are They Embarrassing.

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Twitter Releases Its Diversity Stats. And Boy, Are They Embarrassing.Twitter today followed in the footsteps of Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Facebook by releasing statistics on the race and gender of its workforce. The company certainly deserves credit for voluntarily making its diversity stats public, unlike, say, Apple. "Like ...

Jimmy Kimmel Convinces People That An Old Casio Is Apple’s iWatch

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Want to convince people that you’ve smuggled Apple’s top secret smartwatch out of the labs and onto your wrist?You could burn hundreds of man hours rigging up a semi-believable fake.. or you could stick an Apple sticker on the back of an old Casio and call it a ...

United Nations Development Programme

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5 mentions25 minutes ago 25 minutes ago
The 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience' will be launched on 24 July in Tokyo at 2 PM Tokyo (GMT + 9) / 1 AM New York (GMT - 4), The global launch ceremony will take place at the United Nations University ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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“The Hopkins settlement is thus the latest chapter in an all-too American story: black women’s bodies have rarely been seen as private, are rarely accorded the same feelings or rights to consent as white women’s bodies and were more often subjected to individual doctors’ prurient interests or medical ...

The Gig Economy

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4 mentions20 hours ago 20 hours ago
A number of the People of LWON are freelancers.They work from story to story, one publication after another, holding multiple positions all the while. One reason for freelancing is that staff jobs at newspapers or magazines, which have always been sparse, are now outright rare. So writers go ...

Russia loses contact with satellite full of geckos

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Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry source Russian mission control has lost contact with a satellite full of geckos slated to participate in a weightlessness experiment, in the latest setback for the country's space industry. The ...

Science and politics: Hello, Governor

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Anthony Barnosky first thought the e-mail was a joke. As an expert in species extinctions who had just sounded the alarm over looming environmental crises, he had grown used to bizarre messages filling his inbox. There was the creepy e-mail enjoining him to “waste himself” to reduce carbon ...

NSF to decide all future grant proposals by penalty shoot-out

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The National Science Foundation has indicated that their preferred method of deciding all grant funding in the future is by penalty shoot-out.“We feel that this will be a much less random way of giving out funding”, said Dr. France Cordóva, Director of the NSF. “We have found that ...

Creativity: The weird and wonderful art of animals

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3 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
A few animals are prodigious producers of ‘art’, says Jason G Goldman. Why do they do it? Do they enjoy the creative process? And is their work any good?At first glance, the Vogelkop Gardener bowerbird is pretty boring. Its drab olive-brown plumage makes it hard to spot against the dirt on which it lives. However, a closer look reveals that this otherwise dull bird has a secret: the males build some of the most elaborate, aesthetically-pleasing objects of any bird. Bowers are decorated structures that the males build to woo ...

President Obama Plans Action On Drone Privacy Regulation

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As the FAA watches its drone regulation deadlines loom, President Obama intends to issue an executive order that will deal with drone privacy, something that the federal agency hasn’t delved too deeply into. According to Politico, the president plans to put together an executive order asking the National ...

Uber Comes To Flint And Makes Me Very Happy

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2 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
I live in a dead city outside of a larger dead city in Michigan. We’re always last to get things. But Uber is finally in Flint, Michigan. This is the best day ever.Other TechCrunch writers were quick to point out that this move is a sign that Uber ...

Google’s $1M Challenge: A Laptop-Sized Solar Inverter

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6 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
Back in May, Google announced its Little Box challenge, a $1 million prize for technology that can radically shrink the size and weight of inverters. This week, it opened the contest to applicants, announced the IEEE as a partner, and clarified just how small it’s hoping to get ...

UNHCR: Urgent European action needed to stop rising refugee and migrant deaths at sea

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More than 800 people have died this year alone in the Mediterranean, many of them seeking safety from conflict and civil warMore than 260 people have died or been reported missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe over the past ten days, the UN Refugee Agency has warned. Survivors reported disturbing incidents of mass drownings, suffocations and a suspected multiple stabbing. The grim tally brings to some 800 the total number of deaths at sea this year, compared to a total 600 deaths in 2013, and ...

India’s Uranium Boss Says Deformed Children May Be ’Imported’

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Confronted with reports villages near Uranium Corp. of India Ltd.’s mines have unusually high numbers of physically deformed people, Chairman Diwakar Acharya said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of those guys are imported from elsewhere, ok?”A Bloomberg News report on July 9 highlighted the struggles of ...

Samsung Might Have Found A Shortcut To Mobile Virtual Reality Through Oculus VR

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If you’re interested in virtual reality, then a new report from CNET that maintains Samsung is working directly with Facebook-owned Oculus on a headset that uses mobile devices to generate VR environments and experiences should get you excited. We’ve heard before that Samsung was working on its own ...

SolarCity’s New $201M Securitized Solar Portfolio Keeps the Capital Flowing

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SolarCity shows a strength for raising funding with its third set of asset backed notes at a weighted yield of 4.32 percent on a portfolio of 118 megawattsSolarCity, the nation's largest rooftop solar financier and installer, is offering another $201.5 million in asset-backed securities. This is its third ...

Hands-On With The Revamped iOS App For We Heart It, The Feel-Good Social Photo Site

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We Heart It, the Pinterest-meets-Tumblr social image sharing platform that’s attracted a large and passionate user base among teens and the under-25 set, today rolled out a completely rebuilt and redesigned iOS app.We Heart It president Dave Williams swung by TechCrunch’s San Francisco headquarters to give us a ...

How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza—and the Clean-Up

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
On Monday, Israeli warplanes fired 182 missiles into Gaza, Israeli ships launched 146 shells into the territory, and Israeli tanks shot 721 shells, with all these attacks striking 66 structures and killing 107 Palestinians (including 35 children), while Hamas launched 101 rockets toward Israel, and 13 Israeli soldiers ...

That Antioxidant You're Taking Is Snake Oil

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Plants can't move. They're sitting targets for every insect, two- and four-legged creature, and air-borne fungus and bacteria that swirls around them. But they're not defenseless, we've learned. Under pressure from millions of years of attacks, they've evolved to produce compounds that repel these predators. Known as phyotochemicals,

Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot

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The information and views expressed in this blog post are solely those of the author and not necessarily those of or the companies that advertise on this Web site and other publications. This blog was posted directly by the author and was not reviewed for accuracy, spelling ...

The problem with Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’

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I’m late to the story of Weird Al and his word crimes, and I’m too busy to do it justice, but luckily there has been a glut of good commentary already, some of it linked below.First, the song, in case you’re catching up. ‘Word Crimes’ is a new ...

Why I Flew to Israel

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Just hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration prohibited domestic airlines from flying to Israel this week, I boarded an El Al flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv to express solidarity with the Israeli people and ...

Lessons From New York: How Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath Is Creating a Smarter Power System

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It’s ironic that a storm -- one that caused widespread blackouts that left millions of Americans in the dark -- is finally helping us see the light.Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and loss to the Eastern Seaboard. The storm exposed the severe vulnerability of our electricity infrastructure and made ...

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