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VICE News Condemns Turkish Government Over Detention of Its Journalists on Terrorism Charges

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A Turkish court leveled formal charges of terrorism at two VICE News journalists and their colleague on Monday, as global rights groups have called for the reporters to be released.

Study: People are quicker to shoot a black target than a white target

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According to a new report from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, racial bias can affect the likelihood of people pulling the trigger of a gun—even if shooters don't realize ...

The pope just announced a huge change in how churches treat women and abortions.

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3 mentions9 hours ago
On Tuesday, Pope Francis announced that during the church's upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, which runs from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, he will allow priests the discretion ...

This Hillary Clinton Scandal Costs Exactly $30

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2 mentions4 hours ago
When you jaywalk, sometimes you get caught. Most of the time you don't. James O'Keefe, the conservative media activist best known for his sting on community organizing group ACORN, wants ...

On street harassment: Consent in public space

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first two posts here and here. Dude asked me the time. And let me tell you: ...

10 Keys to Making A Great City Plan

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One of the most interesting and complex challenges a city planner can be a part of, is the creation of a new city-wide plan—particularly one for an ambitious municipality that ...

UN World Food Program

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3 mentions7 hours ago
Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, affecting thousands of vulnerable people in southeastern Bangladesh. DHAKA – Southeastern Bangladesh has experienced massive rainfall in two rounds since late ...

First Tesla Model X Buyers Now Picking Colors, ‘Ludicrous Mode’

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The first customers who reserved Tesla’s Model X all-electric sport utility vehicles have been alerted that, at long last, they can choose their paint color, wheel size and whether they ...

Mozilla Relaunches Its Thimble Online Code Editor For Teaching HTML, CSS And JavaScript

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Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Over time, though, things got pretty quiet around the project as ...

Watch Donald Trump completely contradict himself on US troops in Iraq.

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Donald Trump, the celebrity tycoon and front-runner in the Republican 2016 race, doesn't hold back when he criticizes the Bush-Cheney crowd for the Iraq War. Over the years, he has ...

Google Revamps Logo to Reflect Increasing Shift to Mobile

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Google Inc. is changing its logo and identity, reflecting a digital world centered on mobile devices. The new logo uses a simpler sans serif while still retaining the four colors ...

Google Unveils New Logo

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Google announced it ...

Google Gets A New Logo

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Google is giving itself a makeover today. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of ...

OPINION: Dr. Ben Carson’s tall tales about abortion and black women

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The browser or device you are using is out of date. It has known security flaws and a limited feature set. You will not see all the features of some ...

The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

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3 mentions10 hours ago
A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.

The $1 Pocket Microscope (That, Yes, Really Works)

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The super-cheap Foldscope carries on a centuries-long tradition of simple, curiosity-enabling microscopes. It took about six months for the jungle to kill Aaron Pomerantz’s microscope. Pomerantz, an entomologist working with ...

3D Robotics Launches 3DU To Promote The Use Of Drones In Education

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3D Robotics (3DR), the largest North American consumer drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of its 3DU educational program. 3DU aims to bring drones to more schools — ranging from K-12 ...

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East

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AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the ...

Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

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In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that ...

BREAKING: KY Clerk Continues to Deny Same-Sex Couples Licenses After Supreme Court Ruling

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Kim Davis, the renegade Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses, claiming it would violate her religious freedom, refused two same-sex couples licenses again this morning, despite repeated losses ...

The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

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The city of Nouakchott, Mauritania, is no stranger to refugees. Around 1,500 people who have fled some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts now call it home. One of them, Budiaki*, is ...

Ed Yong

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A clever experiment reveals how fake traffic noise drives songbirds out of forests and harms the ones that stay behind. A new study shows that the field suffers from a ...

Babies Learning Language: The slower, harder ways to increase reproducibility

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*** I also can't think of anything more boring than reading Studies 1 – 14 in my paper titled "A crazy idea about word learning that never really should have ...

California Passes Country’s Most Robust Equal Pay Law

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California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) after her wage equality bill passed the Senate On Monday, the California Senate unanimously passed an equal pay bill with the strongest measures aimed ...

The abortion controversy that could ensnare John Kasich

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Ohio, a state often considered ground zero for anti-abortion legislation, finds itself at the center of the latest reproductive rights controversy—one that could force its governor, Republican presidential candidate John ...

South Australian fishing community calls for seal cull

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Fisherman Glen Hill says he’s been battling against an increasing number of long-nosed fur seals for almost a decade, and he’s had enough. “The seals don’t belong here. They’ve got ...

Ohio Republicans are freaking out about the Denali name change

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On Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that the highest peak in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley, would formally be changed to its Athabascan name: Denali. This makes a lot of ...

Another Fatal Brain Disease May Come from the Spread of 'Prion' Proteins

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A rare and fatal brain disorder called multiple system atrophy (MSA) may be caused by a newly discovered prion, a protein similar to the ones that cause mad cow and ...

This week's great showdown: Denali vs. McKinley

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So the big news this weekend was President Obama's decision to change the name of Mt. McKinley back to Denali. As near as I can tell, the only people who ...

Israeli night raids a routine terror for Palestinian children

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Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 1 September 2015 An Israeli soldier detains a child in the occupied West Bank village of Beit Ommar in 2012. It’s a regular and ...

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain"€™s Quirks

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Robert Kagan thinks America's problem is too little war

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Over the weekend Robert Kagan wrote an essay in the Wall Street Journal titled basically a long version of the "Munich!" argument that conservatives make every time we fail to ...

Why are there no fish in the deepest deep sea?

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Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen a fish. At 8,370 meters?

Why Kanye West Should Not Wait Another 4 Years to Run for President

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This year an eccentric, famous and wealthy American declared his presidential campaign in front of a large audience, despite a complete lack of political experience. While accepting his MTV Vanguard ...

The Global Goals

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Our ambition is to share the global goals with 7 billion people in 7 days. Every website, TV station, cinema, school, radio station, mobile phone, pinboard and milk carton will ...

TNT’s New Show About Vice Cops In 1960s Manhattan Pushes Some Very Modern Buttons

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This post discusses plot points of the first two episodes of TNT’s Public Morals. Sometimes it seems like the culture wars are winding down. Same-sex marriage is the law of ...

True Horror Is Close To Home: The Legacy Of Wes Craven

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Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven died on Sunday at the age of 76. Craven was responsible for some of the most indelible images and ideas in the slasher canon. He ...

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain"€™s Quirks, Dies at 82

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

PayPal Launches PayPal.Me, A Simpler Way To Request Money Using Your Own Personalized URL

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PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it’s calling PayPal.Me. For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up ...

Obama Will Rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley, U.S. Tallest, as Denali

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The tallest U.S. mountain, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, will be renamed Denali, President Barack Obama said Sunday. The move, on the eve of Obama’s visit to the state, swaps a traditional ...

Gaza attack pushed US electrical workers' union to back Israel boycott

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Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza that killed more than 2,200 people was the breaking point that pushed UE to support boycott. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America ...

Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Raises $11M

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Mobcrush, which live-streams mobile games like Twitch does for PC games, said today that it has raised $11 million in a new financing round led by Kleiner Perkins. TechCrunch previously ...

Oil Set for Third Monthly Drop as U.S. Rig Count Gains Amid Glut

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Oil headed for a third monthly decline as U.S. drillers showed no signs of letting up even as a supply glut persists. Futures fell as much as 2 percent in ...

Next Stop for Kanye West: FEC Paperwork?

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Though perhaps overshadowed by the Nicki Minaj-Miley Cyrus feud, Kanye West tried to become the take-home story of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards by announcing that he will seek the ...

Pandora To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Day Of Ad-Free Listening

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Our beloved Pandora is 10 years old this month. The music company has endured ups and downs but is set to celebrate that milestone anniversary on the 9th. It’s quite ...

Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

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More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Apple’s App ...

THE Look: Oh My Goth

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Walking around my high school’s hallways in my colorful polos and khaki shorts, I wore an insincere smile trying to impress people I didn’t know. Trying to fit in with ...

Federal Judge Hands Down The Wackiest Anti-Birth Control Court Decision To Date

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In a significant escalation of the birth control wars, a federal judge held on Monday that employers who object to contraception can refuse to include birth control coverage in their ...

The FAA Starts Moving To The Cloud

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to move away from its own data centers and toward cloud services. Last week, the FAA signed a deal with Computer Science Corp. (CSC) to help ...
 

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