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Phoenix not dinosaur

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7 mentions24 hours ago
Uta Frith at an Ada Lovelace Day editathon in the Royal Society. Image credit: Katie Chan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Little did I know that, having just started as chair of ...

US Solar Electricity Production 50% Higher Than Previously Thought

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

Chris Christie Is Officially Running for President. Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Him.

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3 mentions36 minutes ago
New Jersey's brash and outspoken Gov. Chris Christie is expected to officially launch his presidential campaign today, making him the 13th contender in the crowded GOP field. Christie will launch ...

Greece Can Stay in Euro Even With ‘No’ Vote, Schaeuble Tells Lawmakers

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told lawmakers in Berlin that Greece would stay in the euro for the time being if Greek voters reject austerity in a referendum scheduled this ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bree Newsome Speaks For The First Time After Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the weekend, a young freedom fighter and community organizer mounted an awe-inspiring campaign to bring down the Confederate battle flag. Brittany “Bree” Newsome, in a courageous act ...

WFP Airdrops, Airlifts Food To Reach Displaced In South Sudan

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2 mentions5 hours ago
Since the start of the conflict in December 2013, more than 2 million South Sudanese have been internally displaced or sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Recent peace talks have been ...

Super-Spiky Ancient Worm Makes Its Debut

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2 mentions17 hours ago
From fantastical to frightening, the animals of the Cambrian Period—beginning about 540 million years ago—tantalize the imagination. And they just keep getting weirder. A new species of ancient armored worm ...

Tsipras Dares EU to Eject Greece as ECB Signals Route to Safety

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The battle lines over Greece’s future hardened as the country prepares to leave the protection of Europe’s bailout regime and its citizens grapple with a new reality of capital controls.

San Francisco Hotels Are World’s Priciest as Rates Surge

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San Francisco already is one of the priciest U.S. cities for apartment renters and companies seeking office space. Now the area has a new distinction: it’s the world’s most expensive ...

The Supreme Court Just Stopped Texas From Closing Almost All Of Its Abortion Clinics

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The Supreme Court on Monday halted key portions of Texas's anti-abortion law from going into effect that would have shutdown two thirds of the state's abortion clinics. The stay is ...

Review: ‘The Quartet,’ by Joseph Ellis, Details the Constitution’s Gang of Four

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ByMICHIKO KAKUTANI More than two centuries after the ratification of the Constitution, the historian Joseph J. Ellis writes in his absorbing new book, “The Quartet,” “a mystic haze has formed” ...

Bree Newsome Explains Why She Tore Down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

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2 mentions18 hours ago
On Monday afternoon, Bree Newsome, the woman who scaled the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, made her first public comments since ...

Why You Should Care About Greece's Impending Meltdown

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3 mentions22 hours ago
After months of failed negotiations with its creditors, the government of Greece now has 24 hours to pony up a $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund. With ...

Supreme Court Justice Calls Death Penalty Drug "Equiva­lent of Being Burned at the Stake"

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On Monday the Supreme Court upheld the use of the drug midazolam for lethal injections in a 5–4 decision that pitted the five conservative justices against the four liberal ones.

Antonin Scalia Compares Death Penalty Opponents to Marie Antoinette

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The Supreme Court's Monday ruling in favor of a controversial lethal injection drug gave the court's dissenting liberal justices an opportunity to argue against the constitutionality of the death penalty ...

Justice Ginsburg Deals a Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering

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3 mentions18 hours ago
In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority ...

With New Budgeting Tools, AWS Makes It Easier For Developers To Manage Costs

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Amazon today announced two new tools that make it easier for developers to control their expenses on its AWS cloud computing platform. The first tool, called ‘Budgets,’ allows AWS users ...

Best of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 in Photos

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Opening festivities for Goodwood's annual hill climb celebration included fireworks, champagne, and dapper guests dressed in their Sunday best. The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held on an estate an hour ...

13 of the South's Most Racist Monuments

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In his "Most American of Monuments" project, Nathan Millis documents statues, plaques, and other monuments to the confederacy that dot parks and government grounds throughout the American South. Millis completed ...

10 Takeaways: Sunrun’s Securitized Portfolio of Residential Solar Rooftops

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

This Will Probably Not Be a Very Fun Week

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2 mentions1 day ago
POSTSCRIPT: It's already happening. The Court has just upheld lethal injection procedures for executing death-row inmates and has struck down EPA rules on toxic emissions. On the brighter side, they ...

Europeans Rush to Gold Coins as Bank of Greece Stops Sales

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2 mentions20 hours ago
European investors are increasing purchases of gold as Greece’s turmoil boosts the appeal for an alternative to the euro. Demand from Greek customers for Sovereign gold coins was double the ...

Texas' Attorney General Is Confused About How Religious Liberty Works

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by Carolyn Davis - Guest Contributor Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:34 am Want to get married in Texas? Better make sure the clerk issuing your marriage license ...

Should You Put a Baby Bird Back in the Nest? Depends If It's Cute

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The first days of summer are here: long lazy days, the smell of cut grass‌ and baby birds falling out of trees. Every year, I see a new flock of ...

Why Does Jeb Bush Have a Mysterious Shell Company?

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Last week, the Jeb Bush campaign unveiled its official logo—Jeb!—which is only a slight variation on the logo Bush has used throughout his previous campaigns. As closely associated with the ...

With 61 Seconds in a Minute, Markets Brace for Trouble

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4 mentions19 hours ago
Since 1967, when clocks went atomic, human timekeeping has been independent of the earth’s rotation. The problem is, the planet is slowing down and clocks are not. So every few ...

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20

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Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015), the latest version of the company’s integrated development environment, will launch on July 20. This latest version greatly emphasizes cross-platform development,

UNHCR EXTERNAL UPDATE

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This update provides further information on the current situation of displaced persons and their protection needs. It is intended to be complementary to the Situation report issued by OCHA. This ...

ISIS Is Selling Looted Art Online for Needed Cash

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5 mentions24 hours ago
The Whatsapp message appeared on his iPhone: photos of an ancient Mesopotamian vase worth $250,000, part of a highly-valued set, is waiting to be extracted. The recipient, Amr Al Azm,

U.S. Stocks Retreat Amid Concern on Fallout From Greek Crisis

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U.S. stocks retreated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropping the most since March, amid mounting concern about fallout from a potential Greece exit from the euro area. Financial ...

Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Climb to Nine-Year High

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Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in May to a nine-year high, indicating recent strength in the real-estate industry will be sustained. The pending home sales index increased ...

Puerto Rico Bonds Tumble After Governor's Warning

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Prices on Puerto Rico’s newest general obligations sank to record lows after Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said investors should be prepared to sacrifice if they want the cash-strapped island’s economy ...

Dark Region of Ocean May Shed Light on Climate Change and Other Issues

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The tiny fish known as the bristlemouth is part of a detective story that bears on everything from feeding the planet and monitoring ocean health to learning how to better ...

Spanish Bonds Show Belief Firewalls Can Resist Greek Fallout

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To see how well equipped the euro area is to survive a Greek exit from the currency bloc, look no further than the bond market. While Spanish and Italian government ...

Greece Crisis: A Disastrous Weekend in Five Charts

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Stock markets sank in Europe following a weekend where the European Central Bank capped its lifeline to Greek banks, and the government in Athens responded by introducing capital controls. The ...

China’s Stocks Extend Rout as Shanghai Index Set for Bear Market

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China’s stocks sank in volatile trade, with the benchmark index poised to enter a bear market, as an interest-rate cut over the weekend failed to stem the nation’s biggest two-week ...

What Do You Think Of When You Hear The Word 'Refugee'?

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Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET. Syrian refugees wait to be registered at the port of Mytilini in Greece following ...

Vestas To Supply 150 MW To Texas Wind Farm

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2 mentions2 hours ago
Published on June 30th, 2015 |by Joshua S Hill Vestas has confirmed that it will be supplying 150 MW worth of wind turbines to the Salt Fork wind power plant ...

UNHCR

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2 mentions18 hours ago
NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 29, (UNHCR) – More than 6,000 refugees fleeing Burundi have crossed over into Tanzania in the last three days, taking to over 66,000 the total ...

Uber Acquires Part Of Bing’s Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees

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Uber will acquire assets from Microsoft Bing, including roughly 100 employees focused on the product’s image collection activities. In short, Uber is absorbing data-collection engineers from Microsoft to bolster its ...

Killer robots are coming next: The next military-industrial complex will involve real-life Terminators

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The idea to propose a presidential order limiting the development of lethal autonomous robots (killer robots) popped into my mind as if someone had placed it there. The date was ...

North-East Atlantic threatened species left in the lurch

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6 mentions6 hours ago
North-East Atlantic countries have adopted recommendations for the management of four threatened species and habitats: blue mussel beds, allis shad, sea lamprey and Azorean limpet. The decisions were taken at ...

City University London

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5 mentions11 hours ago
"We have spoken to Connie and are satisfied that her academic qualifications are correct. We will be working with her to update her profile page to include more recent publications ...

New WikiLeaks Documents Reveal NSA Spied On Top French Companies

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Following last week’s eavesdropping reports, WikiLeaks shared new documents with Libération and Mediapart. This time, the new documents reveal that the NSA was spying on France’s best performing companies for ...

SpaceX rocket to space station explodes after launch

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2 mentions2 days ago
Incident marks third failed attempt to carry supplies to orbiting laboratory. This SpaceX video shows the failed 28 June launch. Problems with the rocket become apparent around timecode 23:45. Nature ...

Review: 'Magic Mike XXL' is Steven Soderbergh's Stripteas

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Mon Jun 29 09:00:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' Dangles Its Male Strippers With Skill, But To What End? Answer: Several. Despite its ...

Statement from ABSW Board regarding Board Member Connie St Louis

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As an organisation of science writers which fosters excellence in journalism, we are deeply disturbed by this behaviour. Yesterday's blog by Professor Uta Frith, Chair of the Royal Society Diversity ...

Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

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Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty were both taken into custody today in Paris. The news was first broken by the AFP. The police started ...

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Beetle Uses Its Poop as a Shield or Sword

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In one of greatest sketches from the show Upright Citizens Brigade, an enterprising redneck sells a poo stick—that’d be poo on the end of a stick—for $125. It’s the “latest ...
 

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