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Discussion paper series launch

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What does it take to achieve gender equality and make women’s rights real? What kinds of policies are needed to make the economy work for women? How can we ensure ...

What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

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Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 when a call came from the principal at her school. Will, a third-grader with ...

Minister No More!

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The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage. Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too ...

What Really Happened With Jesse Jackson's Reddit Appearance

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You may have read about the situation at Reddit, the online community that devolved into mutinous turmoil after the firing of a popular employee last week. Well, I was pretty ...

Greek ‘No’ May Have Its Roots in Heroic Myths and Real Resistance

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ATHENS — In the early 1800s, Greek fighters rebelled against their Ottoman overlord by blowing themselves up instead of submitting to captivity. In the mountains of Zalongo, by legend, women ...

Hoax Phone Call Costs Hedge Fund $1.2 Million and CFO’s Job

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The finance chief at Fortelus Capital Management LLP got an alarming phone call just as he was getting ready to leave work on a Friday. The caller said he was ...

Chinese Trading Suspensions Freeze $1.4 Trillion of Shares Amid Rout

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Chinese companies have found a guaranteed way to prevent investors from selling their shares: suspend trading. Almost 200 stocks halted trading after the close on Monday, bringing the total number ...

This Chart Shows What Might Be Next For Greece

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The 'no' vote in the weekend's Greek referendum means that Greece is now as likely to leave the euro as to stay, says Bloomberg Intelligence economist Maxime Sbaihi. In his ...

One of the Most Famous U.S. Presidents Was Obsessed With Making The Dollar Look Like the Greek Drachma

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After Sunday's decisive vote to reject a financial bailout offer, Greece may now be inching closer to leaving the Eurozone—the collection of 19 countries that maintains the Euro. If it ...


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Important note: Some of the MDG data presented in this website have been adjusted by the responsible specialized agencies to ensure international comparability, in compliance with their shared mandate to ...

Scientists Predict A Talking Elephant, Szilamandee

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A talking white elephant called Slizamandee could save the world with his wisdom and “teach us with the deepest voice of history”, according to an academic paper published today. The ...

Plant denizens get the big-science treatment

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The bright-line brown eye (Lacanobia oleracea) is just one of many potential tomato residents. A plant may be rooted in place, but it is never lonely. There are bacteria in,

Everyone Who Cheered On the US Women's Soccer Team Should See These Stats

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When the US women's national team routed Japan in the World Cup finals Sunday, more than 20 million viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched soccer match ever in the ...

Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?

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This is the first piece in a three-part series on sleep. Check back tomorrow for part two, on sleeping and dreaming.  Here’s what’s supposed to happen when you fall asleep.

Merkel Warns Greece Time Is Running Out to Save Place in Euro

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was given hours to come up with a plan to keep his country in the euro as citizens endure a second week of capital controls.

10 Consequences of Greece's 'No'

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By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message. Much like the fictional Americans portrayed in the movie “Network” who ...

Greece Will Live or Die by This Formula

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Paul De Grauwe, a giant of fiscal European economics, says that Greece is solvent. His essay and his optimism are founded on The Formula. De Grauwe's essay is a controversial and ...

Astronomers propose giant space telescope to replace Hubble

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Segmented mirror four or five times wider than Hubble's would peer directly at exoplanets. The proposed High-Definition Space Telescope would have a tiled primary mirror at least 10 metres across.

"You Might Very Well Be the Cause of Cancer": Read Bernie Sanders' 1970s-Era Essays

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Last month Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent socialist seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, repudiated a 1972 essay he wrote for the Vermont Freeman, an alternative newspaper, which included depictions ...

Apple wants to make the packaging for third-party accessories look more like its own products, report says

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Business InsiderApple is reportedly planning to make a big change to the way it sells accessories for Apple products in its retail stores. The company wants to co-design the packaging ...

The GOP Field Is Super Confused About Education

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When a team convened by the National Governors Association began developing the Common Core curriculum standards in 2009, politicians of both parties rallied behind them, with every governor but Rick ...

Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Clipping App

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Whipclip, the makers of a mobile application that lets you quickly – and legally – share clips from favorite TV shows and music videos, has closed on $40 million-plus in ...

Ellen Pao apologizes to Reddit users: 'We screwed up'

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Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologized to the Reddit community Monday after an online petition asking the company to oust Pao racked up more than 175,000 signatures over the weekend. "We screwed up. Not ...

It's the austerity, stupid: The cherry-picked data behind the biggest lie since WMDs

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In January 2010, as the global economy was slowly beginning to claw its way out of the depths of the Great Recession, the Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff ...

Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

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Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today ...

Greece's Problems Explained in Six Charts

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads into meetings with creditors with a fresh democratic mandate from the people of Greece. The stakes are high and the nation's problems vast. Here's ...

From fitness trackers to drones, how the Internet of Things is transforming the insurance industry

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BI IntelligenceThe ability to bring internet connection to nearly every type of consumer device will have huge implications for the insurance industry over the next five years. Insurers looking to ...

How Motor City Came Back From the Brink…And Left Most Detroiters Behind

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On August 30, 2013, a billionaire businessman named Dan Gilbert arrived at the White House to discuss the future of Detroit. Gilbert, founder andchairman of Quicken Loans and owner of ...

AP corrects story falsely claiming homosexuality is illegal for Palestinians

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Last week, in an article on the controversial rainbow flag mural a Palestinian artist painted on Israel’s apartheid wall, the Associated Press made this claim: “A 1951 Jordanian law banning ...

Apple has been testing a giant iPad for at least three years now

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For months, reports have said that Apple is preparing to release a larger iPad this year, perhaps called the iPad Pro. While Apple has yet to confirm any plans regarding ...

FIFA Will Pay U.S Women's Championship Team 4 Times Less Than Men's Teams That Lost In First Round

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The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup. For their dominant performance, the team will collect $2 million from FIFA, the international body that ...

These are the 10 companies that spend the most on advertising

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Collectively, the top 200 advertisers in the United States spent a record $137.8 billion on advertising in 2014, up 2% year on year, according to Ad Age's annual "200 Leading ...

This is what 'Shark Tank' investor Mark Cuban looks for in the perfect pitch

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Billionaire entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" co-host Mark Cuban stopped by the office to talk about a number of topics. He's heard hundreds of pitches over the years and says these are the things ...

Protests close four factories owned by Israeli arms firm Elbit

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UK activists today shut down three of four Elbit-owned factories, including a drone engines plant. Protesters today shut down four different factories owned by Israel’s biggest arms company Elbit Systems.

U of T stands by health-studies course with anti-vaccine material

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The University of Toronto says it stands by a health-studies course in which students were required to read and watch material stating vaccines are toxic and linked to serious health ...

Greek Showdown Looms With Europe Raising Heat on Tsipras

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Greece’s creditors turned up the heat on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to come up with a plan to stay in the euro as banknotes become more scarce and the nation ...

No alien life on Philae comet

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A sensational claim that ESA’s Philae spacecraft has landed on a comet teeming with life doesn’t hold waterMonday 6 July 2015 13.29 EDTLast modified on Monday 6 July 2015 13.38 EDTThe Guardian’s ...

A Good Samaritan in Greece

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Father Efstratios Dimou – “Papa Stratis” to all and sundry –sits in the front yard of his house, surrounded by flowers in earthenware pots, a small apricot tree and his ...

Injured woman forced to strip recalls horror of Israel's Gaza war

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Charlotte Silver The Electronic Intifada Gaza Strip 7 July 2015 Majda Sulaiman Khuday was badly injured and denied medical help for days during Israel’s July 2014 siege and invasion of ...

Has physics cried wolf too often?

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Mistakes are embarrassing, and getting over-excited about a statisitical anomaly is silly. But these things happen, and the answer to building public confidence in science is not to pretend that ...

The Problem of Artificial Willpower

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The ethical threat posed by Adderall and other drugs that improve motivation What do we risk by using substances that enhance our enjoyment and interest in certain pursuits – say,

Renewables = 17% of US Electricity Production In April (Exclusive)

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Published on July 7th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan Following my latest US electricity capacity report, let’s look at actual electricity generation. As the headline indicates, renewables accounted for 17% ...

Planners Across America: Raleigh Makes Room to Grow Under the Leadership of Ken Bowers

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North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh is but the largest apex in the three-city Triangle region, encompassing the college town of Chapel Hill, the historic city of Durham, and the ...

Need a #SharkWeek Alternative? Watch classic Cousteau documentaries with us for #JacquesWeek

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Last night, I was in the mood for some Cousteau. The classics from the Undersea World, Odyssey, River Expeditions, andhost of other long running series, still hold up as some ...

Beyoncé-inspired skyscraper to be built in Melbourne

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Australian firm Elenberg Fraser has won planning approval for a 226-metre-high Melbourne skyscraper that will feature a curvaceous form taken from a music video by Beyoncé (+ slideshow). The new Premiere ...

Bernie Sanders Speaks

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When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told The Nation last year that he was “prepared to run for president,” he said he would do so only if it was clear that ...

IDF releases footage from GoPro camera mounted on helmet of soldier later killed in Gaza operation

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A year after the IDF's launch of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the military on Tuesday released footage filmed on the battlefield by one of Israel's fallen soldiers. The video ...

Former Disney CEO Thinks Beautiful, Funny Actresses Are '

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By Kate Erbland | Indiewire Mon Jul 06 11:35:59 EDT 2015 READ MORE: How Can We Still be Talking About Whether Women Are Funny? The Aspen Ideas Festival is touted ...

Matt Dallas Marries FiancĂŠ Blue Hamilton: VIDEO

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Matt Dallas tied the knot with his fiancÊ, singer Blue Hamilton, the actor confirmed Sunday via a photo posted to Instagram. The former Kyle XY star, who made belly buttons ...

Tsipras Turns Tables on Europe in Austerity Referendum Triumph

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Greece voted against yielding to further austerity demanded by creditors, leaving Europe’s leaders to determine if the renegade nation can remain in the euro. With 85 percent of votes counted,

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