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Iraq: Massive UNHCR Aid Operation

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The UN refugee agency is conducting a massive aid operation to assist some 500,000 Iraqis displaced by conflict in northern Iraq. It includes airlifts, and transport of aid by road and sea.Meet some of the families who have fled their homes, including Yasir, who carried his disabled father ...

For Labor Day, a look at the state of underemployment

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Labor Day is intended to honor working Americans. But six years after the financial panic that nearly sank the U.S. economy, it’s the millions of Americans who aren’t working, or working less than they want to, who pose a challenge to policymakers and a are major contributor to ...

U.K. Factory Index Drops to 14-Month Low on Global Risks

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While the report signals continued growth in manufacturing, it also highlights that Britain’s economy may lose momentum as a stagnant euro area and the conflict in Ukraine damp sentiment and demand. Close While the report signals continued growth in manufacturing, it also highlights that Britain’s economy may lose ...

Quick test for malaria shows promise

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A health worker performs a blood test on children at a malaria clinic in Thailand's Kanchanaburi province. A device that fits on a table can diagnose malaria infection by detecting a by-product of the parasite’s growth in the blood. If the technique can be demonstrated to work in ...

EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future

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Vic Shao, Green Charge NetworksSeptember 01, 2014|0 Comments“The times they are a' changin'.” So goes Bob Dylan's classic song from the '60s, and that's certainly the case when it comes to how we generate, distribute, use and store electricity. Having made great strides in enhancing performance and reliability and reducing costs, growing government support and incentives for intelligent energy storage solutions adds significant impetus to the growing wave of change sweeping across the U.S. power sector. With far more distributed renewable power generation online than any other U.S. state,

Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack

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As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts and published online, first on 4Chan and now all over the place. As a reminder, iCloud automatically ...

These Designers Are Betting Men and Women Will Buy the Exact Same Outfits

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The difference between women's wear and menswear is almost meaningless, so long as you're a woman: boyfriend jeans, slouchy button downs, and loafers are all fair game. The reverse isn’t quite so easy. Try to put a man -- even a famous pop star -- into harem pants ...

Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

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I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that — design. It’s ...

Palestinian lawmaker resists banishment, tells occupiers they must go

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Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar is resisting an Israeli occupation order to banish her from her home in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank to the district of Jericho for six months. Jarrar has set up a protest camp at the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) — the ...

Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review

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Natalie Obiko Pearson, BloombergSeptember 01, 2014|0 CommentsNEW DELHI -- A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program. Accepting either would imperil A$20 billion ($19 billion) of existing projects and shut ...

Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

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In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine ...

Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

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Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to list as working with him. Curda has ...

This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

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2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views about the meritocracy of Silicon ...

Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams

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Narcissists Self-Involved Enough To Recognize Their Narcissism

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The simple question “To what extent do you agree with this statement: I am a narcissist” is about as good at identifying narcissists as a forty-question clinical assessment. Erika Beras reports. Here’s an easy way to find out if someone is a narcissist. Just ask them. That’s according ...

What's Your First Memory?

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You might expect that your earliest recollection would be dramatic—yet for most of us, it is fairly mundane. Only about a quarter of people report a first memory that involves a trauma, according to a 2005 study. Scientific American Mind's online survey of readers' first memories uncovered the ...

Toronto's chief planner prepared daughter to walk alone at 9

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Toronto's chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, says her daughter Alexandra, now 14, started walking to school on her own at age 9. The experience increased Alexandra's confidence, freedom, awareness of her neighbourhood and sense of responsibility. When I was a kid, no one really thought twice about walking to ...

A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

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Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located. This map was made on August 2 by John Matherly, the founder of Shodan, a ...

Mount Holyoke Students Advocate For The Rights Of Transgender Students At Women’s Colleges

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This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Make it your default.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave you seen BuzzFeed English? Come check it out! Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. sits about 10 miles away from Smith College, another women’s college in the state of Massachusetts. Both schools are single-sex institutions of higher learning, and both schools are also facing difficulties in accommodating transgender students. Earlier this year, students at Smith protested their college’s refusal to ...

Review: Ethan Hawke's "Seymour: An Introduction"

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Ethan Hawke's career is distinguished by contemplative roles, notably the ones associated with Richard Linklater, though in his limited output as a director — the two narrative dramas "Chelsea Walls" and "The Hottest State" — he hasn't found the same degree of perceptive material. But that has changed ...

SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference

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The UN and Samoan flags are raised in the capital, Apia, for the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States. UN Photo/D. Dickinson 30 August 2014 – Ahead of the official opening of the United Nations conference on small island developing countries, the UN and Samoan flags were ...

Palestinians are sentenced to sadness

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I always wanted to meet my mother’s West Bank family who I had not seen for more than a dozen years. Israel’s policies of separation imposed on the Palestinians in Gaza, where my father was born and where I grew up, and the West Bank, where my mother ...

Virus deadly to dolphin hits Indian River Lagoon

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A virus killing bottlenose dolphins by the hundreds along the Atlantic seaboard has spread to the Indian River Lagoon, with foreboding consequences for dolphins that spend their lives here. "We're basically on high alert, expecting a dolphin every day," Megan Stolen, a research scientist at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute,

Video: Palestinians cheer as Israeli “skunk” truck crashes into ravine

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It has been described as smelling like “a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer” placed in a blender. It is the foul-smelling liquid the “skunk” truck, one of Israel’s weapons of occupation and oppression, routinely sprays at Palestinians. One of these skunk trucks can be seen ...

Human Rights Commission Condemns Attack On Gay Bar In New Zealand

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The Human Rights Commission has condemned an alleged violent attack on staff and patrons at a gay bar in Wellington, New Zealand on August 22nd, reports TVNZ One News. Steven Mawhinney, a bar manager at the Ivy Bar, said a group of men came into the venue without ...

Extreme Moneyball: Houston Astros' Jeff Luhnow Lets Data Reign

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Professional baseball is an insular business, so when Jeff Luhnow showed up for his first day of work as the St. Louis Cardinals’ vice president for baseball development, he already had two strikes against him: He was a former management consultant at McKinsey, brought in to shake up ...

Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News

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The appropriation of just under 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of West Bank land between the Etzion settlement bloc and Jerusalem was announced on Sunday by the Israel Defense Forces' Civil Administration.The appropriation was decided on by the cabinet last week as a response to the kidnapping and killing ...

Australian anti-whaling activist arrested in Faro with Denmark accused of assisting slaughter

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An Australian woman is one of 14 anti-whaling protesters who have been arrested on the Faroese Island of Sandoy on Sunday, after unsuccessfully trying to stop the mass slaughter of 33 pilot whales. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteers entered the water to prevent the massacre, when they ...

Review: Nick Broomfield's 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper'

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British documentarian Nick Broomfield is a frequent presence in his projects, which is often distracting when he has nothing to do with them. In "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," however, the ebullient investigative filmmaker recedes to the background and lets his furious subjects lead the way. Though Broomfield ...

Apple Said to Team With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa Inc. (V), MasterCard Inc. (MA) and American Express Co. (AXP) and will be unveiled on Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said the person who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The new iPhone will make mobile payment easier by including a near-field communication chip for the first time, the person ...

New Research Shows Sleep Critical to Effective PTSD Treatment

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Sleep quality is critical to the effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, according to a new study. “I think these findings help us understand why sleep disturbances and nightmares are such important symptoms in PTSD,” said Sean P.A. Drummond, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of ...

Say Hello To ‘Michael Scotti Jr’ Creator of the #doubtfireface

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In my last few posts, you got to see My #doubtfireface Suicide Prevention Challenge.Also, my research on American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the #doubtfireface challenge this led me to Michael Scotti, Jr. creator of the viral video: Say “Helloooo” to #suicideprevention! I reached out to him via ...

I Love Transit 2014: Jason Vanderhill, TransLinked and Illustrated Vancouver curator, guests posts

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There are new consequences for not paying your fare. Visit our Fare Infractions page for more information. Going to Main-Street Science World Station? The two-car Train2Main will get you there during construction. It’s I Love Transit Week and we’re lucky to have Jason Vanderhill, Translinked and Illustrated Vancouver,

AnandTech Founder Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Writing

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We don’t always note when fellow tech writers hang up their hats, as those posts can start to seem a bit inside baseball-y. There are times when we just can’t help it, though. This is gonna be one of those times. Anand Lal Shimpi, namesake founder of the ...

How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries

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Editor’s note: Daniel Marovitz is CEO of Faculty of 1000. Prior to that, he was the CEO and co-founder of buzzumi, a cloud, enterprise software company. Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing is big business. It generates $19 billion in revenue per year, the majority of which is ...


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Out gay football player Michael Sam did not make the final cut to play on the St. Louis Rams this fall, the team announced today. All NFL teams were mandated to cut down their roster to 53 players today by 4 p.m. EST, but the other 31 NFL ...

Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison

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ERBIL, Iraq — Thousands of Iraq’s Yazidis, driven from their homes by ISIS and trapped in the desperate siege of Mt. Sinjar, have captured the world’s attention and received some relief from U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid. But hundreds of Yazidi women taken by ISIS and held in ...

Childhood Burn Survivors Suffer Higher Rates of Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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Adults who were hospitalized for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a new Australian study. A 30-year follow-up study of childhood burn victims by researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies found that ...

Why I let my children walk to the corner store — and why other parents should, too

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Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer — swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle’s commercial salmon fishing boat, endless Popsicles — the biggest one, they told me, was just 495 feet away in their own D.C. neighborhood. They got to walk ...

Thursday Night Dear Colleague Letter

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Good evening! We’ve worked together for a few years now. Today you sent an email to the Chair that described my work as “pathetic” and asked, “Do she otherwise contribute to the Dept? [sic])” Only you didn’t send it to the Chair of our department. You sent it ...

The most compassionate field of medicine: palliative care

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Jack was the very first palliative care patient I met. Visiting him in his home, I feared the worst: emaciation, pain, a fluxing state of consciousness, and the otherwise bed-bound shadow of a former life. Instead, the first sight I was greeted with was a beaming smile beneath ...

5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report

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How many synonyms for "grim" can I pack into one article? I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, shocking, grisly, gruesome. This week, a big report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked before publication, and it confirmed, yet again, the grim—dire, frightful—reality ...

Remember the mothers of sick children

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I’m not sure who first coined that phrase, but its truth becomes clearer to me everyday. And nowhere is that truth more evident than in mothers of children with a serious illness. Throughout my years of working at this hospital, I’ve had the privilege of knowing dozens of ...

Egypt: Dissolution Ultimatum for Independent Groups

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(London) – Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown, 45 international and national human rights groups from across the globe said today in a joint statement.The Egyptian Social Solidarity Ministry placed an advertisement in leading state newspaper Al-Ahram on July 18, 2014, giving all Egyptian and international nongovernmental organizationsuntil September 2 to register under Law 84/2002, a restrictive measure passed during the Mubarak rule. This law empowers the government to shut down any group virtually at will, freeze its assets, confiscate its property, reject nominees to its governing board,

Ukraine crisis: Russia urges Ukraine ceasefire talks

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An "immediate ceasefire" in Ukraine must be the priority for key negotiations taking place on Monday, Russia's foreign minister has said. Ukrainian troops "must leave positions from which they can harm the civilian population", Sergei Lavrov said. Ukrainian and Russian officials are due to hold talks with separatist ...

The True Meaning of Labor Day

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To many Americans, Labor Day has become an important way to send off the slower pace of summer and usher in the hustle and bustle of fall. To our nation’s working families, this Labor Day means so much more. It is an important moment to reflect on the ...

Beijing official heckled amid Hong Kong election anger

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Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech given by a Beijing official explaining voting changes for the territory. They chanted slogans and held placards accusing Beijing of breaking its promise to allow Hong Kong to choose its leader directly. On Sunday the Chinese government ruled out ...

China media: Beijing's Hong Kong ruling

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Papers in China urge Hong Kong to accept Beijing's guidelines over electoral reforms in the territory. China's legislature on Sunday ruled that candidates standing for Hong Kong's election must be approved by more than half of a special nominating body. The election, due in 2017, will be the ...

This Elderly Gentleman Was Born With His Brain Hemispheres Disconnected. How Did It Affect Him? Barely At All

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

Manhunt after New Zealand shooting

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Police in New Zealand are hunting for a man who shot two people dead and injured a third at an unemployment office. Two people were killed and a third person was in a "serious but stable condition", local police said. "This is an ongoing situation and a full ...

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