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Tim Hunt: Nobel Laureate's comments about girls and science.

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In early June, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt was asked to speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations at a science communications meeting ...

Obama Just Came Out Hard Against the Washington Football Team’s Racist Name

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3 mentions7 hours ago
In an irony that will surely be lost on team owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins are being kicked off their land. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told D.C. Mayor Muriel ...

Viacom is Missing TV Viewers, Hit Shows, and Its Leader

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A half-dozen security guards stand watch outside the Vibrato Grill Jazz, a supper club in Los Angeles, as a stream of black SUVs, Bentleys, and Teslas pull up to the ...

Hillary Clinton's Emails Show She's Basically Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep"

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This week, the State Department released a large batch of the emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received (on her personal account via a private server!) when she was secretary ...

Sorry, Obama. The Founding Fathers Loved Peas

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4 mentions14 hours ago
On Wednesday, after the New York Times proposed adding peas to guacamole (what's next, mayonnaise?), President Barack Obama announced that the proper way to make guacamole is with avocado, onions,

Jim Webb Just Announced He's Running for President. Here's What You Need to Know About Him.

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At long last, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (D) is officially a candidate for president. After weeks of supposedly imminent announcements—including ones his staff may not have known about—he declared ...

The Combined Black Workforces of Google, Facebook, and Twitter Could Fit on a Single Jumbo Jet

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We already knew that Google, Facebook, and Twitter employed relatively few African Americans, but new details show that the gap is truly striking. All three companies have in recent weeks ...

Chris Chistie Really Wants Republicans to Forget his Bromance With Obama

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After a somewhat lackluster response to his announcement that he was entering the presidential race, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to be revving up his brusk, straight-talking persona in ...

Ebola Survivors May Be the Key to Treatment—For Almost Any Disease

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Lina Moses sensed the ghost of Ebola as soon as her Land Cruiser entered the gate at Kenema Government Hospital. More than a hundred people had died in the treatment ...

BP Set To Pay Largest Environmental Fine in US History for Gulf Oil Spill

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2 mentions16 hours ago
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. BP has agreed to pay a record environmental fine of $18.7 ...

United Nations International Youth Day 2015

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The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth ...

XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications

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One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to ...

Saberkittens Were Double-Fanged for 11 Months

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The La Brea asphalt seeps have me trapped. It seems I can’t visit Los Angeles without stopping by the Ice Age treasure trove to pester the paleontologists at Project 23 ...

Jobs Report Disappoints, Participation Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1977

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The addition of 223,000 jobs followed a 254,000 increase in the prior month that was less than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The U.S. labor ...

How your brain links people and places

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Neurons that fire in response to images of Clint Eastwood may also become sensitized to landmarks and objects near him—in this case, the set of Unforgiven. What do Clint Eastwood ...

Here's the Grim Future That Awaits Greece's Babies Born in the Crisis

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A Greek, an Italian and German are born as the crisis that rattled markets from New York to Shanghai was about to unfold: Three nationalities, three very different economic fortunes.

WFP Scales Up Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine

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A mother and son receiving a WFP food voucher, distributed by NGO partner, ADRA, in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Copyright: WFP/Iuliia Korzh KIEV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today ...

The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas.

How to Make Your Dead Eagle A Legal Eagle

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2 mentions17 hours ago
In advance of Independence Day festivities, here is a strange-but-true American fact: It is a crime to be in possession of eagles and eagle parts other than for the purposes of ...

Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

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Contractor was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate at the plant in Baunatal A robot has killed a contractor at one ...


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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections ...

Here's What We Learned About the Movies From This Week's

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Jul 02 12:10:54 EDT 2015 This week's episode of Screen Talk is presented by Vimeo. Head here to check out movies you can rent ...

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John "Jed" York, chief executive officer of the National Football League San Francisco 49ers franchise, talks about the technological features of the team's new home, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara,

Yemen: highest emergency response level declared for six months

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The heads of UN agencies, international NGOs and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement met today to discuss the activation of the Level 3 emergency response for Yemen – the global ...

Sakyong message to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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The Sakyong, having just emerged from leading a deep retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center, wants to share with the Shambhala community the following letter he has written to Emanuel African ...

This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20

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Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless ...

Greece Is Just a Few Days Away From Unconditional Surrender to Germany

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In a letter sent on Tuesday to the creditors — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone countries — Mr. Tsipras said Greece was “prepared to ...

Why Global Solar Demand Will Be Off the Charts

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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 ...

Santorum Holding Onto Debate Stage By His Fingernails in Latest CNN Poll

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Fox News will be sponsoring the first Republican debate on August 6, and they have decided to limit the stage to the top ten candidates. The lucky winners will be ...

An Inside Look at How Hillary Clinton Plays the Media

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On Tuesday night, the State Department released some 3,000 pages of emails between Hillary Clinton and her aides during her tenure as Secretary of State. The correspondence offers a fascinating ...

Atlanta Fed Says Workers Finally Benefiting From Recovery

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Here's some potentially good news. There are various way of tracking wage growth (with or without benefits, employer survey vs. worker survey, nonsupervisory vs. everyone, etc.), and the Atlanta Fed ...

Watch "Twisted Seduction" Full Movie Online

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UNHCR urges Hungary not to amend its asylum system in a rush, ignoring international standards

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The UN refugee agency is deeply concerned about a set of proposals to amend Hungary’s asylum act that have been put forward this week to the Hungarian parliament for debate.

Sorry, Liberals, But the Roberts Court Is Still Conservative

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There's no denying it: Last week was a great one for liberals. On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected challenges that would have gutted two of the most important progressive laws ...

Did Jeb Bush's Campaign and Super-PAC Cross the Line on Coordination?

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Jeb Bush officially declared that he was seeking the presidency two weeks ago, yet political observers have assumed he made the decision long ago and may have remained a shadow ...

Exclusive: Impact Partners to Launch Emerging Documentary

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By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire Thu Jul 02 13:46:54 EDT 2015 Impact Partners, the leading financier and executive producer of documentary film, will launch a new annual Emerging Documentary Producers ...


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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Increased fighting in Libya since the start of the year had led to almost a doubling in the number of displaced people in the country ...

The Job Creators America Is Keeping Out

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Here's a name for you to remember: Yet-Ming Chiang. It's the name of an American hero. Yet-Ming Chiang is a professor of materials science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Materials ...

Why does UN hire G4S, accomplice to Israeli torture?

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Ryvka Barnard and Riya Hassan The Electronic Intifada 2 July 2015 Palestinian human rights groups urge Ban Ki-moon to end the UN’s contracts with G4S. While Israel increases its use ...

Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma

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3 mentions1 day ago
Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence. The fully programmable Nao robot has been used to experiment with machine ethics. In ...

Key Greek Referendum Debt Document Mistranslated

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Greek voters having to decide whether to approve or reject two documents from creditors face an additional challenge: the translation from English. One of the documents, titled “preliminary debt sustainability ...

New Diaphragm Hits U.S. Market for First Time in 50 Years

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3 mentions10 hours ago
Caya, a new single-size diaphragm, gives women who can't or don't want to use hormonal methods a new birth control option. (Fuz Jamall/ YouTube) A newly designed diaphragm is hitting ...

How Buildings Turned Into Instant Rainbows for Gay Marriage

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The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin has at times lit its distinctive ring-shaped facade to celebrate the Fourth of July or raise awareness for breast cancer. Putting ...

ADP Says Companies in U.S. Add 237,000 Workers to Payrolls

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Companies in the U.S. added 237,000 workers to payrolls in June, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed Wednesday. The median projection of 44 economists surveyed ...

Greece Compromise Bid Faces Resistance as Trust Fades

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled he’s ready to end his standoff with creditors as the country gets a taste of financial meltdown. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s dominant leader,

Jeb Bush Made Millions But Gave Little to Charity

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Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday evening. So how much did he give to charity over the years? Not that much. Between 2003 and 2013, Bush ...

Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls

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The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were overjoyed last month when they learned they'd received a $100,000 donation that could send 500 girls to camp. But the celebratory mood soon ...

The Sea Route to Europe

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A large majority of the thousands of people who made dangerous sea journeys across the Mediterranean into Europe in the first six months of 2015 were fleeing war, conflict or ...

I Just Took the Controversial Drug Used for the Death Penalty. Here's What It Was Like.

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This was a few weeks ago, and I was joking—nervously—with a nurse who had just plopped down a vial of midazolam on the table next to me, prompting a minor ...

The crisis in non-fiction publishing

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When it comes to high-calibre non-fiction, risk-averse trade publishing houses are producing too many copycat ‘smart thinking’ books that promise more than they deliver. But praise should be given to ...

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