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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 ...

UNHCR delivers relief to 25,000 displaced people in South Sudan

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MARIDI, SOUTH SUDAN, Aug 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed distribution of emergency relief items to an estimated 25,000 internally displaced people (IDP), many of whom lost ...

Hair update: Short wins by a landslide

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So what does the commentariat think on the hair front? Here's a smattering of comments from folks who like my new, shorter hair: JS: The short look, with the T-shirt,

Public Transit Should Be Uber’s New Best Friend

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If Uber is worth its $50 billion valuation, it will have to do more than win over the market historically occupied by the taxi and limo industry — it will ...

#endFGM: The scope of the problem in graphics and numbers

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It's considered a violation of human rights, nonetheless two million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) each year - adding up to 140 million cases. This graphic series shows the ...

Selecting Boys Over Girls Is A Trend In More And More Countries

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In animal husbandry, the word "cull" means to remove undesirable animals from the herd — the scrawny and the sickly. To hear the word applied to human beings is harsh,

Oliver Sacks has left the building

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82. It’s hard to fully comprehend the enormous impact of Oliver Sacks on the public’s understanding of the brain,

Ben Carson Edging Close to Front-Runner Trump in Latest Iowa Poll

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 ...

Scott Walker Calls A U.S.-Canada Fence A ‘Legitimate Issue For Us To Look At’

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Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker said Sunday that he thought building a wall along the U.S.-Canada border was a “legitimate” issue for the United States to consider. Walker was asked ...

Here Is A Video Of Sarah Palin Interviewing Donald Trump. It Is Bonkers.

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Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. Follow him on RSS | Twitter Read Mother Jones on any Kindle—including Paperwhite and Fire—for ...

Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack

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The Justice Department took down what it called the largest “internet brothel” last week, arresting the CEO and six employees behind the online male escort service Rentboy.com. But there’s more ...

IN PHOTOS: A movement of color at Bat Yam street fair

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A group of people wearing solid colored body suits took to the streets of Bat Yam over the weekend as part of a street art performance during the Bat Yam ...

ISIS partly destroys another ancient Roman temple in Palmyra, monitor says

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The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.The militants targeted the Temple of Bel,

It Could Have Been Me

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An accountant, a chief, a nurse, a student, a counsellor—each of them came close to being on Canada's list of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Thirteen remarkable women tell their ...

Rabbits, snails and lobster

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked outrage among Israel'sharedi communities Sunday after it was revealed by a leading haredi news site that, during an official state visit to Italy, he dined ...

How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?

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A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down. No one is entirely clear on ...

The Moment at the VMAs When Kanye West Announced He's Running For President in 2020: WATCH

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Kanye West’s acceptance speech for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards was one of the most bizarre and memorable televised moments in recent memory.

Serotonin-Deprived Cleaner Fish Are Socially Withdrawn

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You might have heard of serotonin as one of the ‘happy’ hormones in humans. Indeed, mood disorders like anxiety and depression are associated with low levels of serotonin. However, this ...

British Airways Just Can’t Kick its 747 Habit

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If it’s the end of the line for Boeing Co.’s 747 jetliner, nobody told British Airways. The largest operator of the hump-backed icon -- dubbed the Queen of the Skies ...

Whale meat cargo ship arrives in Japan via new Arctic route to avoid protesters

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A cargo ship carrying 1,816 tons of whale meat from Iceland arrived in Japan’s Osaka port via the Arctic Ocean for the first time Sunday, after changing its conventional sea ...

UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant'

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GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With almost 60 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean in the headlines almost daily, it is becoming increasingly common to ...

Leading national-religious rabbi: rabbis who harass the chief rabbinate have 'din rodef'

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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, an influential figures in the conservative wing of the national-religious community, wrote in response to a question submitted to him that anyone who quarrels or harasses the ...

What The Republican Elite Doesn’t Understand About Donald Trump, In One Ridiculous Tweet

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Elite Republicans have long assumed that Donald Trump’s support would fizzle quickly. But Trump has dominated the polls for more than a month and appears to be gaining momentum. If ...

National-religious rabbis issue letter of support for administrative detainees

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Seventeen rabbis, including two of the most prominent and radical rabbinical leaders of the hardline sector of the national religious community Rabbis Yitzhak Ginsburg and Dov Lior, published on Sunday ...

Italy's Eni makes mega gas discovery off Egyptian coast

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Italian energy group Eni said on Sunday it had discovered the largest known gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, predicting the find could help meet Egypt's gas ...

MKs to grill Herzog on reports of political tricks

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The Zionist Union faction will convene at the Beit Berl Teachers College in Kfar Saba Monday for a meeting that was supposed to focus on ideological issues.But MKs said they ...

Have plans tonight? Cancel them. Sarah Palin is interviewing Donald Trump

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Fed up with media bullies attacking Donald Trump's purported Bible fanaticism, Sarah Palin announced she will be interviewing the GOP frontrunner and non-active church member for what's sure to be ...

A beautiful dance

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In the dance community, Raimund Hoghe is an outlier for many reasons. For one, his introduction to and experience with dance has granted him a unique vantage point. For another,

Oliver Sacks’ Last Tweet Shows Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Movingly Flashmobbed in Spain

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“A beautiful way to perform one of the world’s great musical treasures.” The video above, and the accompanying 58-character sentence, make up the last tweet from Oliver Sacks, the influential ...

Philippine Christian group ends protest blocking Manila highway

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MANILA - An influential Christian group in the Philippines ended a protest on Monday over the prosecution of its leaders, calling off a blockade by 20,000 members of a main ...

Don't call it a comeback

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The Reproducibility Project, the giant study to re-run experiments reported in three top psychology journals, has just published its results and its either a disaster, a triumph or both for ...

It's about time young women get credit for their feminism

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Celebrities like Amandla Stenberg and Rowan Blanchard disprove the old misconception that young women aren’t involved in the movementWednesday 26 August 2015 07.15 EDTLast modified on Wednesday 26 August 2015 07.18 EDTWhen ...

Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain

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A Mediterranean-style diet may slow memory loss, even if adopted late in life Whenever the fictional character Popeye the Sailor Man managed to down a can of spinach, the results ...

How The Controversy Over Planned Parenthood Made Its Way Into An Art Gallery

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The ongoing political controversy over Planned Parenthood, which has intensified in the wake of several highly edited videos that accuse the group of profiting off the sale of fetal tissue,

Kentucky Clerk Who Refuses To Issue Marriage Licenses Asks Supreme Court To Protect Her From Firing

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Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis accepts an accolade from a Baptist pastor supportive of her fight A Kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex ...

America’s growing love affair with the most wasteful thing to drink there is

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Once an occasional indulgence, bottled water is quickly becoming America's drink of choice. The average person in the United States now consumes more than 35 gallons of bottled water per ...

Rapper Kosha Dillz fighting anti-Semitism one rhyme at a time

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Following the controversy with Matisyahu at the Rototom reggae festival in Spain, other Jewish artists are speaking up about the new type of anti-Semitism they face, influenced by the Boycott,

Why Gogo's Infuriatingly Expensive, Slow Internet Still Owns the Skies

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In the fall of 2008, Louis C.K. was a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and delivered a soon-to-be-viral rant called “Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy.” It was about how ...

Enjoy This Hot Workout Video from Two of Instagram's Most Muscular Stars

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Instagram personality, dog lover, and hair stylist Kyle Krieger hit the beach this week with Australian fitness and fashion expert Nathan McCallum to demonstrate ways to workout without a gym ...

The Struggles of New York City's Taxi King

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Gene Freidman’s got a new hairdo. For as long as the New York tabloids have been taking photos of him, which is to say a while, Freidman has worn his ...

Man is the irrational animal

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Mark Kleiman points out that most of us need to hold more-or-less rational beliefs about our professional lives. "Even people whose stock-in-trade is deception — con artists, stockbrokers, lobbyists — ...

How Women Are Rebuilding The Gulf 10 Years After Katrina

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When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Tabitha Mustafa was an eighth grader looking forward to running the yearbook, diving into some advanced academic classes, and playing sports. Within a few ...

The man who wants us to embrace autism

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Fifteen years ago, Steve Silberman was working as a journalist for Wired magazine in San Francisco, as the digital revolution was really taking off. He was sitting in a cafe,

A Toxic Chemical Ruined The Lives Of These People

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“Hold on to something,” Jim Tennant warned as he fired up his tractor. We lurched down a rutted dirt road past the old clapboard farmhouse where he grew up. Jim ...

New Research from the Population Council Shows Child Marriage Can Be Delayed

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Researchers Share Findings and Recommendations for Ending Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa WASHINGTON, DC (12 August 2015) — Today the Population Council released new evidence on what works to delay ...

Ukraine Rating Headed for Default Before Boost, S&P Says on Deal

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Ukraine’s debt-restructuring agreement with creditors will probably result in a downgrade of the nation’s sovereign-credit rating to default status before leading to an improvement later, Standard & Poor’s said. S&P; ...

The Wonders of Whale Shark Research: Q&A with a Leading Marine Biologist

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Dr. Alistair Dove, a leading marine biologist and Georgia Aquarium’s director of research and conservation, spoke with MNN and explained the aquarium’s current whale shark research efforts, showing the connection ...

While Many Panicked, Japanese Day Trader Made $34 Million

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While a lot of investors were hitting the panic button Monday, a Japanese day trader who’d made a big bet against the market timed the bottom almost perfectly and narrated ...

5 Exciting Places to Spend Labor Day Weekend!

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Labor Day is synonymous with the end of the summer but for me, it’s a great opportunity to get my group of friends together for a destination weekend! I make ...

How The Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive

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Thicker ink, fewer smudges, and more strained hands: an Object Lesson Recently, Bic launched a campaign to “save handwriting.” Named “Fight for Your Write,” it includes a pledge to “encourage ...
 

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