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Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle

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The power of anonymous comments—and the liability of those who make them—is at the heart of a possible legal battle embroiling PubPeer, an online forum launched in October 2012 for anonymous, postpublication peer review. A researcher who claims that comments on PubPeer caused him to lose a tenured ...

The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm v0-7 And Beyond

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Editor’s note: Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, which is focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. The “practice of medicine” developed through tradition, and the experiential evolution of best practices with small-scale medical research studies can be ...

National Voter Registration Day 2014

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The Heartwarming Story of Arab Support for Our Bombing Campaign

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Speaking of things to remain skeptical of, the very top of the list certainly has to include the news that our staunch allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Jordan participated in yesterday's airstrikes in Syria: A U.S. official said that all five Arab countries were ...

This Supreme Court Case Will Decide Whether Companies Can Treat Pregnant Women Like Crap

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It's a rare day when pro-choice activists, anti-abortion diehards, and evangelical Christians all file briefs on the same side of a Supreme Court case. But that's what happened recently when the National Association of Evangelicals, Americans United for Life, Democrats for Life of America, and the National Women's ...

Kris Kobach Wants Immigrants to Self-Deport. Now Voters May Send Him Packing.

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Republican Kris Kobach has managed to established an outsized persona for only being a one-term secretary of state in Kansas. Kobach became a national liberal scourge after he won office in 2010. He loaned out his services to help governors in Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia craft anti-immigration legislation,

Is This Deep-Fried Yam Chef the Future of Texas Politics?

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Milton Whitley’s gift to Texas was called twisted yam on a stick. You take a yam, cut it into a spiral, deep fry it, cover it in butter, smother it in sugar, coat it in cinnamon, eat. Is it healthy? Of course it's healthy—yam is a superfood. The ...

Turn left on Lampshade: East Jerusalem streets get innocuous names - National Israel News

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“Safety, prosperity and justice” may sound like a holiday greeting, but actually refers to three newly named streets in the predominantly Arab section of East Jerusalem. Your talkback has been submitted successfully. If selected for publication, it will appear as soon as possible on Diplomacy and Defense ...

Bandits Steal Berlin IPhone Cash, Showing Payment Hurdle

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If bandits rob banks because that’s where the money is, then it makes sense to hold up an Apple Store in Germany on the day after a new iPhone is released -- because that’s where the cash is. Late Saturday afternoon, with would-be iPhone buyers still queuing in ...

Folio: 100 Awards Luncheon

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On October 21, 2014 at the Folio: 100 Awards Luncheon during the MediaNext Conference at the Marriott Marquis, Folio: will salute the magazine and media industry's most innovative entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers. From content connoisseurs to dynamic disruptors, marketing masters, revenue generators, and visionaries—the Folio: 100 intersects consumer,

China Manufacturing Gauge Tops Estimates in Support for Growth

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An employee monitors machinery used to adhere components to smartphone circuit boards in a manufacturing facility at ZTE Corp.'s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. A pullback in manufacturing adds pressure on the government to boost stimulus. Close An employee monitors machinery used to adhere components to smartphone circuit boards ...

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A one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh.

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I’m assuming the phrase “staging” came out of the theatre world, but it’s equally at home (and useful) in the movie world, since the term (roughly defined) refers to how all the various elements of a given scene or piece are aligned, arranged, and coordinated. In movies the ...

Who's Going to Pay For the Latest Iraq War?

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Andrew Sullivan wonders why fiscal conservatives aren't asking some searching questions about the cost of the ISIS campaign: The ISIS campaign is utterly amorphous and open-ended at this point — exactly the kind of potentially crippling government program Republicans usually want to slash. It could last more than ...

It's Time For Kansas to Rejoin the Real World

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The Republican governor of Kansas has pauperized his state in order to fund tax cuts for the rich, while the Republican Secretary of State is busily trying to game the midterm ballot to ensure the reelection of the current Republican senior senator. I'd think this was a parody ...

Everyone Please Calm Down About the White House Jumper

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In response to the fence-jumper who got inside the White House before being apprehended, the Secret Service is considering the possibility of creating a larger "buffer zone" around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: One proposal is to keep people off the sidewalks around the White House fence and create several ...

How the Koch Network Exploited the Veterans Affairs Crisis

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Captain Pete Hegseth, right, and Captain Flagg Youngblood, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 1, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) As the scandal over waiting lists at Veterans Affairs hospitals exploded earlier this year,

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It’s On Us to go beyond ‘It’s On Us’

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The White House’s flashy new bystander intervention campaign, It’s On Us, makes sexual assault sound a lot like a bad thunderstorm — unfortunate, inevitable, striking seemingly out of nowhere, and devoid of human agents. The solution, then, is easy and comfortable: “Identify situations in which [a-tornado-I-mean-sexual-assault] may occur” ...

Fraud found by reading between the lines

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Two kinds of deception were a hot topic on social media — the linguistics of fraud and the art of self-delusion. Scientists have found a linguistic signature in fradulent papers by social psychologist Diederik Stapel. A PLoS ONE paper on language patterns in fraudulent papers has sparked social-media ...

Let it rip! When fart jokes were comedy’s last taboo

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Topics: Books, flatulence, george carlin, jonathan swift, Mel Brooks, Blazing Saddles, excerpts, Farts, Editor's Picks, Innovation News, Life News Like movies, jokes exist at different levels of naughtiness, and till recently those levels were surprisingly distinct and well defined—something I realized in researching this guide, as I noticed ...

UN Secretary-General walks in historic People's Climate March

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21 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told what is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, that there is no “Plan B” for action as there is no “Planet B.”

Op-ed: My Bi Choice

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I was interviewing to become the editorial assistant at a magazine I had not only read fairly regularly but had written about four months earlier in my undergrad senior thesis: The Advocate. And I said nothing about being queer during the interview. I knew I wasn't straight, and ...

This Afghan Policewoman Died Fighting the Taliban. Now Right-Wingers Are Desecrating Her Photo.

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Malalai Kakar was a police officer in Afghanistan. She was also a mother of six, a feminist, and a fearsome threat to the Taliban, who gunned her down in 2008. You would know some of Kakar's story if you'd come across Lana Šlezic's captivating photography of women in ...

Mexico Sets Latin America Standard 20 Years After Crisis

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Mexico is close to rivaling Chile as a Latin American standard for creditworthiness as more investors anticipate that President Enrique Pena Nieto will deliver on his promises for economic growth. Their conviction stems from the constitutional changes pushed through by the 48-year-old president, from opening Mexico’s oil industry ...

3quarksdaily: The Winners of the 3QD Science Prize 2014

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Thousands of Hong Kong students 'grasp destiny' in demand for democracy

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation's determination to challenge the Chinese Communist Party. Dressed in white and wearing yellow ribbons, students from ...

Yemen: Provide Whereabouts of ‘Disappeared’ Activist

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(Sanaa) – Yemeni authorities should urgently provide information on the whereabouts of a forcibly disappeared southern movement activist, Human Rights Watch said today, following a letter to the interior minister on September 17, 2014, which received no response. The authorities should provide Khaled al-Junaidi, 42, immediate access to his lawyer and family members.On August 31, apparent members of Yemen’s Special Security Forces (formerly known as Central Security Forces) seized al-Junaidi in the southern port city of Aden, witnesses told Human Rights Watch. Local authorities have indicated that al-Junaidi is in ...

The UN's New York climate summit is guilty of a major sin of omission

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Despite a key role in cutting emissions, the ocean is completely absent from Ban Ki-moon’s climate meeting for world leaders On Tuesday, the UN headquarters in New York is hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change. It is an enormously important event, intended ...

Ohio’s Solar Market Stalls After Legislators Freeze the State’s Renewable Energy Law

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By the time Ohio’s energy law freeze took effect last week, the new law had already caused a significant setback for the state’s solar energy sector. Ohio’s market for solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) dropped dramatically after Senate Bill 310 passed this spring and has not rebounded since.

New California Law Cuts Solar-Permitting Red Tape

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A new law that could help scrub cost from solar inspection, interconnection and permitting was just signed by Calif. Gov. Brown. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2188, making California one of the first states in the U.S. to streamline permitting and inspection for small residential solar ...

Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary

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For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Aviary offers a software development kit to developers who want to add photo-editing capabilities to their apps. (Aviary has also created apps of its own, which it says have been downloaded 100 million times, as well as options for ...

Google Chairman: ALEC Is 'Lying' About Climate Change And Funding Them Was A 'Mistake'

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Google’s controversial decision to fund the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a “mistake,” company chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Monday, saying the group is spreading harmful lies about global warming and “making the world a much worse place.” In an interview on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Schmidt ...

China Beats U.S. in Per-Capita Pollution for First Time

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Smoke is discharged from chimneys at a petrochemical plant of PetroChina in Dalian city, northeast China's Liaoning province. Smoke is discharged from chimneys at a petrochemical plant of PetroChina in Dalian city, northeast China's Liaoning province. Close Smoke is discharged from chimneys at a petrochemical plant of PetroChina ...

The Timescale of Life

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*Note: If you would like to suggest your publication for inclusion, and it is not yet in TimeTree (see list of studies), email us at with a coded treefile containing divergence times at nodes (extensions of .tre, .nwk, .txt, etc.) and a citation or web link of ...

FloodWallStreet by James FromTheInternet

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Your browser doesn't have support for real-time updates. Please install flash or upgrade your browser. ~ STOP CAPITALISM. END THE CLIMATE CRISIS. ~ Flood, blockade, SIT-IN, and shut down the institutions that are profiting from the climate crisis.

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce

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The Roman Catholic Church may frown on divorce for heterosexual couples, but Catholic officials in Montana have told a gay couple they must divorce if they are to have their church privileges restored. In August, the Rev. Samuel Spiering, the new pastor of St. Leo the Great Catholic ...

Will it Take a Keg Stand for Mary Landrieu to Get Reelected?

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It's game day in Baton Rouge, and the bro in the purple shirt wants Mary Landrieu's help doing a keg stand. Landrieu, elected three times by the narrowest of margins, is once again locked in a tight re-election campaign, this time against GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. With six ...

Tesla’s Deal Architect on the Giga Battery Factory and the EV Market

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“You have to go up to the site to really appreciate how big a building this will be. It’s a mile long and 70 feet high.” Greentech Media has published interviews with Tesla co-founders Elon Musk and Marc Tarpenning and Tesla CTO JB Straubel. We've spoken with Tesla ...

US-China Rifts Put Aside for Clean Energy Research

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David J. Lynch, BloombergSeptember 22, 2014|0 CommentsThe threat of climate change is driving China and the U.S. — frequent rivals and the world’s two largest greenhouse-gas emitters — to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs. In research laboratories on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, more ...

Tiggly, An iPad Learning Toy For Babies And Toddlers, Raises Series A

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Tiggly, an educational app designed for iPad’s youngest users – babies! (oh, and toddlers, too) – has raised a Series A round of funding led by Habermaass GmbH, a Germany-based early play and learning company, and owners of the toy brand HABA, which is now entering the U.S.

Blood Test Targets Psychosis Risk

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Researchers have developed a blood test that predicts if a person with risk factors for psychosis will go on to develop psychosis. Investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believe the discovery is an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are ...

Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea

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Nearly anyone who follows the field of microbiology has encountered one of the most memorable figures about the ecosystem within our bodies: Microbial cells outnumber human cells 10 to 1. During a lecture at the National Institutes of Health in 2005 in the leadup to the landmark Human ...

Corrections and Retractions in the Press

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With a public profile comes an incredible ability to advocate issues for wildlife and the environment, but with it also comes a vulnerability for misquotation, exaggeration and untrue press. Often these instances are beyond the control of a public figure but corrections and retractions can be offered in ...

Biden to Hispanics: Obama Will Act on Immigration

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Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward" on comprehensive immigration reforms "and he's going to do an awful lot." Biden said Obama was determined to move ahead "with or without" Congress and "if they don't get something ...

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Nikkei Crash a Risk Seen by Posen If Abe Blinks on Tax

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A pedestrian walks past an electronic stock board displaying graphs of the day including the movement of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, top center, and the 12-month movement of the Topix Index, bottom center, outside a securities firm in Tokyo. Close A pedestrian walks past an electronic stock ...

Conservationists Spar With Fishermen Over World’s Largest Marine Monument

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President Obama’s proposal in June to expand a marine sanctuary around seven U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific Ocean drew immediate praise from scientists and conservationists, but has since sparked opposition from representatives of the tuna industry, including fishermen in Hawaii who say it would threaten ...

New Cost Analysis Shows Unsubsidized Renewables Increasingly Rival Fossil Fuels

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Levelized costs don’t tell the whole story about competitiveness. But they provide a helpful guide for where clean energy is headed. Renewables in the electricity sector are undoubtedly getting cheaper. But exactly how cheap compared to conventional fuels? If using the common levelized cost of energy (LCOE) metric,

Big Oil’s heirs join call for action as climate summit opens

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For 140 years, the Rockefellers were the oil industry’s first family, scions of a business empire that spawned companies called Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. So it was no trivial matter when a group of Rockefeller heirs decided recently to begin severing financial ties to fossil fuels. “There ...

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