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The Taliban's Resurgent, and There's "Real Potential" US Arms Can Fall Into Their Hands

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Over the last decade, the United States has provided hundreds of thousands of small arms—including machine guns, grenade launchers, and rifles—to the Afghan security forces. But the US and its Afghan counterparts are doing an inadequate job of tracking these weapons, government investigators claim government investigators claim key ...

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers the iCloud

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ThisThisstoryGuardian and is reproduced here as part of theClimate DeskSuzanne Goldenberg, and the video was produced by Climate Desk's James West. for working conditions in China heavy reliance on fossil fuels converting all of its data centers to clean energy sapphire screens for the iPhone 6 Guardian

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA.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!“[I]nertia and apprehension are not legitimate ...

Buying on Dips Pays Most in Five Years as Stocks Rebound

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Kerry's latest cease-fire plan: What was he thinking? - Diplomania Israel News

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teens. Netanyahu knew that they had been murdered from the overheard cellphone comments made by the murderers, but spend the next two weeks arresting Hammas members and blaming the PA and Hammas. At the funeral of the teens, he called for vengeance. - Well vengeance is what he ...

Dinosaur-killing asteroid hit at just the wrong time

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Just before a large asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, the diversity of plant-eating dinosaur species declined slightly, a new study suggests. That minor shift may have been enough to doom all dinosaurs when the space rock hit. The scarcity of plant-eaters would have left ...

My Captivity in Ukraine Shows Amateurs Succumb to Hatred

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Ukrainian government army soldiers patrol in the city of Lisichansk, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine Saturday, July 26, 2014. CloseClose Russia

Fates Forever Is League Of Legends Lite For Your iPad

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Thanks to the unprecedented success unprecedented success Riot Games League of Legends Valve’s Dota 2 international success in its own rightnumber of developers strike gold earlier this month TechCrunch Disrupt alum Hammer & Chisel’s Fates Forever

SolarCity Quietly Moving to Loans and Customer-Owned Solar

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Sources provide details on a stealthy SolarCity loan program; plus loan activity at Sunrun, Vivint and SunEdison. Officially, SolarCity SolarCity Sunrun SolarCity's recent securitization Third-party ownership PACE

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Two

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Editor’s note:Editor’s note:Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blogWhat Games Are . You can follow him on Twitterhere . Last week Tetris Mega-Super-Soccer Mega-Super-Soccer

Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action

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Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5 percent of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, but it’s Marin Clean Energy Marin Clean Energy Learn more about the struggle for local control of the energy system and its numerous advantages in this interview with Marin Clean Energy Executive Director Dawn Wiesz, recorded via Skype on Feb. 13, 2014. Podcast (Local Energy Rules):Play in ...

The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App

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Those apps are all an integral part of my personal productivity suite, the tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Without a desktop version, those mobile clients are useful but not transformative. But with multi-device access, they have become difficult to replace. I’m not the only user who is seeing the tools he uses for personal productivity shift from some weird mix of web and mobile to increasingly connected apps which live on my smartphone, tablet, and now also my desktop. And that’s reshaping the way developers think about ...

Sunstone Capital Backs Beacon Platform Kontakt.io To The Tune Of $2 Million

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“Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacon are the building blocks of the next wave of computing,” says Max Niederhofer of the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a Beacon transmitter. “It’s a cliché, but the possibilities are endless.” If he ...

Now Sidestage Joins Gigit In The Race To Empower Bands To Get Gigs

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Right wing’s worst nightmare: The master stroke that turns red states blue

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Topics: Media Criticism Media Criticism Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton John Edwards Editor's Picks Politics Newsrock star reception at Netroots NationFirst Party Systemeven conservative Republicans think we’re spending too little on

Five of the World's Most Unusual Starbucks Stores

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July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Starbucks has well over 20,000 stores worldwide, and most of those stores follow the same cookie-cutter design, but in a handful of cases, the company has taken pains to make a location stand out. Here’s a look at five Starbucks stores that are truly ...

This Car-Parking Robot Puts Valets on the Street

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July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Finding a parking space can be very stressful. Now a German company is making this a problem of the past. A robotic system named Ray can now park and retrieve your car. Serva Transport Systems Chief Technology Officer Leopold Meirer explains how it works.

Watch: Video mocks the old boys’ club of the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court’s recent decisions have been depressing and disturbing, to say the least, especially especially comes rights instead of “Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed Martha Plimpton Feministing Five

The story of my brother, martyr Mohammed Alareer

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My brother Mohammed Alareer, 31, a father of two, was killed by an Israeli airstrike while he was at home. While he was at home. No one knows yet if he bled for three days or if he died of the shockwaves from the explosion, or the sound,

China Solar Projects Poised to Fuel Rebound in Panel Prices

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The VP of Devil’s Advocacy

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Enterprise Investments Surge To Over $5.4 Billion

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After years of backing headline-grabbing consumer internet deals, it seems that venture capitalists are paying more attention (and more money) to the seemingly staid and stodgy enterprise technology companies (the businesses that sell technology to make businesses work better). Their mission: to explore new ways of organizing data,

Philip Seymour Hoffman's 12 Best Performances

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This Friday should have been a cause for celebration: the release of " " A Most Wanted Man John Le Carre Anton Corbijn Control The American Philip Seymour Hoffman God's Pocket, The Hunger Games

“Gaza is a graveyard,” sing joyful Israeli youths

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#Love: In The Time Of Spotify

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Attacks on hospitals expose Israel's "self-defense" claims as lies

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A baby was delivered at al-Aqsa hospital in Gaza Gaza reported completely leveled al-Wafa rehabilitation and geriatric hospital continued shelling were reportedly injured Mark Regev alleging Hamas Deir al-Balah

Slow Leak

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On The Importance Of Forgetting

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The ongoing debate about Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten right to be forgotten really

How Can We Make Recruiting Better?

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Recruiting is broken. In fact, it is so broken that almost no one I have ever talked to about the subject has offered up a point of disagreement. Not one person has said, “I love recruiting” or “We find that recruiting works just great for us.” Among the ...

Loggerhead Sea Turtles Gain Protection with Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restriction

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Yesterday, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced an area closure for the California swordfish drift gillnet fishery after facing mounting pressure from Oceana and our partner conservation groups. This closure, known as the Pacific Loggerhead Conservation Area, will occur from July 25 to August 31, 2014 in ...

Your fish and chips could actually be SHARK

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For many of us, a trip to the seaside this summer will hold one very particular highlight — good old-fashioned fish and chips.For many of us, a trip to the seaside this summer will hold one very particular highlight — good old-fashioned fish and chips.Sat on the seafront,

The Near-Death And Resurrection Of Teen Social Network Let

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When I met Pascal Lorne earlier this week, I expected to get an extended pitch for his social networking startup Let Let sold his last company, Miyowa, for $59 million

Supportive Women Turn Men On

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New research suggests that the emotional connections and desires established on a first date, determine the fate of a potential relationship. Responsiveness, or the support for another’s needs and goals, may be one of those initial “sparks” necessary to fuel sexual desire and land a second date. A ...

JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches

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If there’s one thing we know about at TechCrunch, it’s that doing PR is hard for startups. We get our fair share of bad pitches to our general tips line every day, and we get lots of pitches sent to us individually that just aren’t a good fit.

Hacking In The 80′s, Your Summer Movie Guide

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We learn the best way to win the system in WarGames is to never let Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy start hacking in the first place, Ferris Bueller’s parents should have just bought him a car, not a computer (he hacks into the schools’ mainframe and erases the ...

Best Practice for Weight Control Targets Preschoolers and Parents

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New research finds a key element in the treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers is parental involvement. Investigators discovered traditional approaches to overweight prevention and treatment focusing only on the child are outdated, with interventions targeting both parent and child more effective. The research, conducted at the University ...

Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential

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Editor’s note: Sangeet Paul Choudary is the director of Platform Thinking Labs and analyzes platforms and network effect strategies at his blog Platform Thinking.Yo! Is tech turning too stupid for its own good? Attempts at building better healthcare systems do not get the kind of investor interest that ...

How Informed Consent Has Failed

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– Chief Justice Roberts in Riley v. California, dismissing the comparison of smartphones to physical itemsThe quote above from Chief Justice Roberts in Riley v. California has implications far beyond the holding of that case. In rejecting the government’s strained analogies to wallets and address books, the Chief ...

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and enabling platforms and services.New companies are going around the ...

BMW Vs. Tesla: A Real Live Innovator’s Dilemma

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Jill Lepore genereated quite a fracas in Silicon Valley with her New Yorker article that questions disruptive innovation and posits that large incumbent companies often survive and subsume disruptive technology with small incremental gains. Fortunately, we have a live Petri dish: BMW’s new electric i3 is an ongoing ...

Buy Low, Sell High: How Big Coal And The BLM Treat Taxpayers Like Chumps

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An Interior Department agency that oversees sales of coal owned by all Americans is allowing big coal companies to purchase the fuel for just pennies on the dollar and then sell it abroad at a huge markup, a new report report Bureau of Land Management report

Gaza, from the diaspora

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(@Bibi54 stop saying the rockets are in the damn hospitals, in the school rooms, under the beds of four year olds) In the hospital, they put the pregnant women alone, because they’re carrying hope, because they don’t want them to see what can happen to children. By now,

The Science Behind the World's Greatest Athletes

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At the 1964 Winter Olympics, Eero Mäntyranta won the 15 kilometer cross-country skiing competition by a whopping 40 seconds—a margin of victory that has never been equaled. That same year, he won the 30 kilometer race by a full minute. So what made this legendary Finnish skier such ...

Japanese Researchers Demonstrate “Force Illusions”

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Researchers have made haptic interfaces that create the sensation of being pushed or pulled by an invisible force.New modes of interaction could make wearable devices more useful, especially for people with disabilities. What if the compass app in your phone didn’t just visually point north but actually seemed ...

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

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July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Bitcoin mining is the complicated process through which new bitcoins are made. So how does it work? Bloomberg and Switch-Video explain. (Source: Bloomberg)

Graphic Language: The Curse of the CEO

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Chief executive officers' use of profanity in public changes with the economy. A review of thousands of conference calls recorded in the past 10 years shows CEO cursing spiked after the recession in 2009 and waned as the recovery strengthened. The three CEOs who were quoted the most often swearing on calls have all been taking steps to tone it down in recent years. Here's a review of the four most common words of choice: the infamous F-bomb, the scatalogical S-word, the blasphemous G.D., and the derogatory A.H.

Kerry's cease-fire draft revealed: U.S. ignored most of Israel's security demands - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News

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Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys

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The Facebook Inc. chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune today after the world’s largest social network closed at a record. The surge elevated the 30-year-old’s net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41, as well as Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.Zuckerberg is No. 16 on the ranking. The Google founders are 17th and 18th. Bezos occupies the 20th spot. “He’s just getting started,” David Kirkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect,” said in a telephone interview. “He’s ...

Arizona: Marriage Ban Wasn't Meant to Harm Gay Couples

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Attorneys defending Arizona's marriage ban for same-sex couples claim the law was not instituted out of malice, but as a means to protect the marriages of heterosexual couples and their children. The state hired lawyers from the antigay organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, to defend the marriage ban ...

The Most Important M's In M-Commerce Are Moms, Millennials And Multinationals

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Editor’s note: Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly in mobile-enabled marketplaces and services.A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions. For entrepreneurs looking to build the next billion ...
 

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