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World's Worst Ebola Outbreak: What You Need to Know

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July 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadlier than any in recorded history, infecting 1200 people and killing 672 so far. Bloomberg looks at what makes this epidemic so dangerous and what the U.S. is doing to stop it. Video by: Alexandra Dean, Josh ...

The NRA's Murder Mystery

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SShortly before dark on the evening of April 17, 1963, Robert J. Dowlut went looking for a gun inside the city cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. Making his way through the headstones, he stopped in front of the abandoned Studebaker family mausoleum. He knelt by the front right ...

Big Oil's New Pitch: Fracking Means Never Having To Fear Putin

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As Ukraine sinks deeper into crisis, the oil and gas industry is pressing the United States to deploy its abundant natural gas supply as a weapon against Russia—and lawmakers of both parties are lining up behind the proposal. "We have this natural-gas boom," Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) saidsaid ...

Elliott Sees Most Significant Danger in Electromagnetic Pulse

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Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. warned investors of the risk of an electromagnetic pulse event massively disrupting the electronic grid in a wide-ranging investor letter that took shots at central bankers, social media and U.S. foreign policy. “While these pages are typically chock full of scary or depressing ...

America's 10 Most Hated Banks

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If you put out a complaint box for customers of US banks and financial firms, you will get hundreds of thousands of complaints. That's what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—which was set up by Elizabeth Warren before she became a US senator—has discovered. And the bank that has ...

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

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1 of 13. 1 of 13.An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014. An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014.GAZA/JERUSALEMGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. (Reuters) - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister ...

Flaws emerge in RNA method to build tree of life

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Study finds problems with alluringly simple way to tease out evolutionary relationships through microRNA.Scanning the genome of the painted turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, revealed microRNAs that were reported missing in earlier studiesTiny molecules that seemed to provide a powerful way to construct the tree of life may not ...

Why are Dope-addicted, Disgraced Doctors Running Our Drug Trials?

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At around 7 p.m.At around 7 p.m. on February 28, 2003, a 66-year-old woman showed up at the Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley, a small Californian town not far from the Mexican border. She was seen by one of the doctors on duty in the emergency room that ...

BlackBerry’s Chen Has No Buyout Offers During Turnaround

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BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) has no acquisition offers on the table as Chief Executive Officer John Chen seeks to remake the company. has no acquisition offers on the table as Chief Executive Officer John Chen seeks to remake the company.The handset and mobile software-and-services provider is instead ...

Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

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Most octopuses are loners, but larger Pacific striped octopuses, like the one shown here, display surprising social behaviors. If recent octopusoctopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color in an instant, and commission their arms to ...

Was Six-Million-Year-Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo?

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This item, which an auction house said was a coprolite, or fossilized dung, sold for $10,370. Scientists are skeptical. This past Saturday, a private collector paid $10,370 at auction for what was touted as a six-million-year-old turd. Billed in the auction house catalog as fossil feces measuring "an ...

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, SolarCitySolarCity, , SunrunSunrun and Vivint do not offer loans for the residential photovoltaic (PV) systems that they help finance and install. and Vivint do not offer loans for the residential photovoltaic ...

With Apple’s Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book

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Apple’s acquisition of BookLampApple’s acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound friends. When we combine this information with , a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” ...

Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Francisco

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Newcomers to Silicon Valley are often shocked at how appallingly bad the transit options between San Francisco and the rest of the region can be.It’s a legacy of fragmented regional governance where nine different counties created at least 10 different semi-overlapping public rail and bus systems. BART was ...

Argentine Bonds Fall as Default Deadline Looms With No Progress

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Argentine bonds dropped to a one-month low as the nation rejects direct talks with creditors in a conflict over defaulted bonds that’s threatening to force it to renege on payments for a second time since 2001.Government bondsGovernment bonds maturing in 2033 fell 2.23 cents to 81.99 cents on the dollar at 4:45 p.m. in Buenos Aires, the lowest level since June 20, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Yields jumped 0.36 percentage point to 10.77 percent. maturing in 2033 fell 2.23 cents to 81.99 cents on the dollar at 4:45 ...

House Republicans Pass Bill to Lower Taxes on the Rich and Raise Taxes on the Poor

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So what are Republicans in the House of Representatives up to these days? According to Danny Vinik,According to Danny Vinik, they just passed a bill that would reduce taxes on the rich and raise them on the poor. they just passed a bill that would reduce taxes on ...

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 claimgovernment investigators claim, increasing the ...

Gold Bugs Meet Bitcoin Believers to Supplant the Dollar

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Bitcoin, cooked up by programmers six years ago, has been embraced by hipster anarchists and others eager to trade online while avoiding the constraints of conventional money. Close CloseBitcoin, cooked up by programmers six years ago, has been embraced by hipster anarchists and others eager to trade online ...

Ontario to Become Energy Lab with 34MW of ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Storage

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California may have the world’s biggest grid-scale energy storage mandate -- but Canada’s Ontario province may have the world’s most varied one.Last week, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced(IESO) announced it had awarded five companies a total of 34 megawatts of energy storage projects. Winning projects include ...

Fly Or Die: Tinder Moments

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Last month, Tinder launched MomentsMoments. It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.” . It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.”In terms of benefits, Tinder Moments are an easy way to get a conversation started between two people on Tinder. Plus, the feature functions well and looks ...

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Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers the iCloud

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This This story was originally published by the GuardianGuardian and is reproduced here as part of the and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was reported by the Guardian'sGuardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, and the video was produced by Climate Desk's James West. Suzanne ...

Babies Are Getting Brain Bleeds—Are Vaccine Fears to Blame?

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In May, the Tennessean Tennessean reported onreported on a truly shocking medical problem. Seven infants, aged between seven and 20 weeks old, had arrived at Vanderbilt University's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital over the past eight months with a condition called " a truly shocking medical problem. Seven ...

Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

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Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro lineRetina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts, and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB., with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts, and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB.The Retina MacBook Pro update is similar to ...

U.S.-Israeli tensions rise as hostilities in Gaza subside

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1 of 12. 1 of 12.Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014.GAZA/JERUSALEMGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war. (Reuters) - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as ...

Buying on Dips Pays Most in Five Years as Stocks Rebound

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Not since the bull marketbull market began has buying dips in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index been a surer way of making money. began has buying dips in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index been a surer way of making money.Declines (SPX) Declines (SPX) in the benchmark gauge for American equity are lasting an average of 1.5 days in 2014, the shortest since at least 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Starting last year, returns on days after the index fell have averaged 0.13 percent, the highest since ...

Beats Music Mobile App Gets Recommendation Tweaking, Verified Profiles And More

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Beats MusicBeats Music has updated its has updated its iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications with a few new features, including a way to tune the Beats recommendation engine manually for better suggestions, a new history view for The Sentence, the Songza-like ...

A/B Testing Service Leanplum Raises $4.8M Series A Round, Adds Marketing Automation Tools

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LeanplumLeanplum, an A/B testing service for iOS and Android apps, today announced that it has raised a $4.8 million Series A round from , an A/B testing service for iOS and Android apps, today announced that it has raised a $4.8 million Series A round from Shasta VenturesShasta ...

Will Seinfeld Episodes Be Streaming on Netflix This Fall?

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The Internet was all in a tizzyin a tizzy Friday over a Friday over a pressing issuepressing issue of home entertainment. Will you soon be able to binge-watch of home entertainment. Will you soon be able to binge-watch SeinfeldSeinfeld episodes on episodes onNetflix (NFLX)? To paraphrase an infamous ...

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.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave ...

New Favorite Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism

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Depressed, disturbed, almost-but-not-quite-amused by the “Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr“Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.Like many of the women featured on the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, these cats don’t ...

Debunking Genetic Astrology

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From DNA evidence in crime cases to population-wide studies of genetic disease, immensely-powerful DNA technology is transforming our world. Understandably, members of the public tend to respect and trust scientific professionals who can wield these powerful new tools.It is also inevitable that some will seek to abuse this ...

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GENEVA (28 July 2014) - A total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror have been inflicted by armed groups on the population of eastern Ukraine, according to a new report issued today by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.The report documents how these armed groups continue to abduct, detain, torture and execute people kept as hostages in order to intimidate and “to exercise their power over the population in raw and brutal ways.” Well organized and well equipped militarily, these ...

Pogoseat Raises $2.3 Million To Offer Discounted Seat Upgrades At Sporting Events

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Los Angeles-based PogoseatPogoseat has built a mobile app that enables fans who attend sporting events to instantly upgrade their seats or purchase a number of different in-game experiences. Now the company is looking to expand, thanks to $2.3 million in seed funding from a wide range of investors.

Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

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In 2012, RhapsodyRhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UKUK and and GermanyGermany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up globally to ...

Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration

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On-demand ride-hailing service UberUber has spent four years building a perfect transportation alternative to taxis and black car services in cities around the world. But until today it’s just been focused on consumer travel. Now the company is going after a huge new opportunity by changing the way ...

Going The Distance With A Smart Shoe Made In India

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Forget Google Glass or Jawbone Up, the next wave in wearable tech might just be a smart shoe from India. The LechalLechal, meaning “take me along” in Hindi, has a Bluetooth enabled shoe insert that hooks up with Google Maps and buzzes to let you know which way to turn on your chosen route., meaning “take me along” in Hindi, has a Bluetooth enabled shoe insert that hooks up with Google Maps and buzzes to let you know which way to turn on your chosen route.Created by Ducere Technologies PvtDucere ...

The TouchPico Projector Turns Any Surface Into A Giant Android Touchscreen

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The TouchPico projector is launching today on IndieGogo.launching today on IndieGogo. Announced at this year’s CES, it’s about as powerful as a mid-range Android phone, and has a camera that sees when you draw on the surface it’s projecting on — it basically turns any surface into a ...

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 ...

Apple’s Beats Acquisition Gets Approval From The European Commission

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Apple has the green light to proceed with its acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music from the European CommissionEuropean Commission. Both companies do indeed sell headphones in the EU, which is part of the motivation behind the scrutiny, but Apple and Beats don’t hold a sizeable combined ...

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. Close CloseUkrainian government army soldiers patrol in the city of Lisichansk, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine Saturday, July 26, 2014.In eastern Ukraine, one text message can turn you into an enemy.

The Great Electric Company Growth Opportunity

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Elias Hinckley, ContributorElias Hinckley, ContributorJuly 29, 2014|July 29, 2014|0 CommentsEnergy use in the U.S. can be split into two large (very, very large) pies. One is electricity for use in homes, buildings, and industry, and the other is transportation, which is powered primarily by liquid fuels (gasoline and ...

InsideClimate News Responds to Steve Everley of Energy in Depth

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Last week an oil and gas industry public relations front group called Energy in Depth published a lengthy criticism of InsideClimate News and our partner for the past year, the Center for Public Integrity, of stories we've been publishing together about toxic air emissions from unconventional gas and ...

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 them ...

Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

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Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger appdownload its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first . Facebook first started forcing users in Europestarted forcing ...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Health Problems

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New research from the UK identifies a link between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty.In a new investigation, endocrinologists studied a protein called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG).SHBG binds to the sex hormones androgen and estrogen with SHGB levels initially high in childhood then ...

Senate Expected To Unveil Broad NSA Reform Bill Tomorrow

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U.S. Senator Patrick LeahyPatrick Leahy is expected to introduce a version of the USA FREEDOM Act (UFA) tomorrow that is far stronger than what the enfeebled House of Representatives managed to pass earlier this year. is expected to introduce a version of the USA FREEDOM Act (UFA) tomorrow ...

Aerobic Exercise May Boost Memory

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Older women with mild cognitive impairment may benefit significantly from regular aerobic exercise, new findings show. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an established risk factor for dementia and “represents a vital opportunity for intervening,” say Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose of the University of British Columbia, Canada, and colleagues in ...

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, or ...

Fates Forever Is League Of Legends Lite For Your iPad

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Thanks to the unprecedented successunprecedented success of of Riot GamesRiot Games‘ ‘ League of LegendsLeague of Legends, the multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA) genre is the hottest space in gaming. Besides , the multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA) genre is the hottest space in gaming. Besides ...
 

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