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Final Housekeeping Update

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According to my surgeon, yesterday's kyphoplasty went swimmingly well. I needed to be prepared for normal post-op recovery pain, but once I was through that my back should be in good shape. Unfortunately, "normal post-op recovery pain" turned out to be hours of excruciating, mind-numbing agony. At one ...

Cancer cells can ‘infect’ normal neighbours

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6 mentions2 hours ago
When a cancer cell throws out its trash, it can turn healthy neighbours into fellow tumour cells, researchers have found. Many cells, including cancerous ones, shed thousands of tiny membrane-bound vesicles called exosomes that contain proteins, DNA and RNA. The process is thought to be a waste-management system,

Things I am too hot to care about

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It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a ...

William Gibson: The Future Will View Us "As a Joke"

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For evidence that the sci-fi future is encroaching on the present, look no further than William Gibson's latest book, The Peripheral, which opens a mere decade or so from now and includes a cameo for cronuts, those croissant-doughnut hybrids invented last year by a New York City chef.

The New Face of Transgender Youth

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By Brian Prowse-GanyWhat defines gender? Is it biology, the heart and mind, or some combination of both? As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others.Jazz Jennings was born a boy, but started to show ...

Behind the scenes as Lang Lang rehearses with his Youth Orchestra

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In celebration of the UN's 69th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang will give a concert at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday 24th October.On Wednesday, we went behind the scenes as Lang Lang and conductor Manuel Lopez-Gomez ...

Former GOP Staffer: Senate Candidate Joni Ernst "Did and Said Nothing" to Stop Sexual Harassment

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A lawsuit filed last week by a former GOP staffer in the Iowa state Senate claims that US Senate candidate Joni Ernst, a Republican, saw male colleagues sexually harass a female employee when Ernst served in the state Senate and "did and said" nothing to stop the abuse.

These Rules Can Protect Doctors and Nurses From Ebola—If They're Followed

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More than 200 nurses rallied outside the National Nurses Union headquarters in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, demanding more stringent protections from Ebola for healthcare workers. They carried signs reading "Stop Blaming Nurses. Stop Ebola." and wore red stickers declaring "I am Nina Pham" and "I am Amber Vinson"—the ...

Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro-Choice

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Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, just joined a growing club of GOP politicians—including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate hopeful Scott Brown of New Hampshire—who have grossly misrepresented their stance on women's reproductive rights. In an interview aired Wednesday on Colorado Public Radio, Beauprez,

How American Indians Could Save the Democrats' Senate Majority

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Earlier this year, Kevin Killer collected 1,193 signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to change the name of Shannon County, South Dakota. The county, which includes much of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is named for former Dakota Territory Supreme Court Chief Justice Peter Shannon, who ...

How Groundbreaking Is DOE’s New $53M Solar Investment?

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With 40 new recipients, it depends on the company. The Department of Energy contends its SunShot investments are targeting the right places. Ernest Moniz is an all-of-the above kind of energy secretary. He's a supporter of advanced nuclear, natural gas, carbon sequestration and all kinds of renewables -- ...

What if video games could actually make you healthier?

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On October 6th, I find myself in the gleaming office of a Boston biotech. I've been seated in a clear plastic chair, where I am about to try an experimental medicine for a brain disorder I don't have. The space is home to PureTech Ventures, the parent company ...

United Nations Day, 24 October

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"This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues. We continue to show what collective action can do. We can do even more. In a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On ...

The Further Adventures of Germ Girl

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A father worried about Ebola arriving in the UK has taken his teenage daughter out of school because it will not let her wear a facemask. Jon O’Brien, from Turvey, Bedfordshire, said staff at Sharnbrook Upper School told him that wearing a mask “wouldn’t be appropriate”. The father said it was his “right as a concerned parent”. Bedford Borough Council said parents who remove children from school without “legitimate reason” may be prosecuted. “Under the Education Act, we are required to ensure that an individual’s access to education is not ...

Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing

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Douglas Elbinger,GreenLancer.comOctober 24, 2014|0 CommentsAccording to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S. and about a third of this energy, especially in older buildings, is wasted due to inefficiency. But how do we know which third,

No Type: Trap Feminism Pt. 2

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I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that I had been bouncing back and forth with friends — I identified some of ...

Kevin Vickers, Canada's Badass National Hero, Is a Portrait of Humility

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Kevin Vickers, Canada's sergeant at arms since 2006, is being heralded worldwide as a national hero after he reportedly shot and killed an armed assailant in the nation's Parliament building Wednesday morning. It was a highly emotional moment when Vickers returned to Parliament today—watch the video above—and was ...

Empire of Dirt: How GamerGate’s misogynistic policing of “gamer identity” degrades the whole gaming community

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As GamerGate’s cyber sandstorm rolls into its third month, the mainstream press has now covered it from virtually every angle conceivable, often with no small amount of frustration at its incoherence and nesting dolls of ideological self-delusion. Its cresting tidal wave of outrage has dredged up the worst ...

Ebola crisis: Mali confirms first infection case

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It said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. Reports say she recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea. More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola - mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - since March. Meanwhile, an international team of scientists has been ...

The UN Refugee Agency

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Life Story, First Steps, Barnacle goose freefall

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Within the first few hours after hatching a barnacle goose gosling must make a giant leap from it's clifftop nest falling over 400ft in order to reach the ground below. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will ...

Elizabeth Warren's Latest Comment About Running For President Is the Most Cryptic Yet

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With 106 weeks until the next presidential election, speculating about a potential Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) candidacy is like going on a long car ride with a six-year-old. "Are you running?" No. "How about now?" No. "Now?" No. "Now?" No. "What about now?" No. "Are you running?" No.

The discovery of Homo floresiensis: Tales of the hobbit

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In 2004, researchers announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a small relative of modern humans that lived as recently as 18,000 years ago. The ‘hobbit’ is now considered the most important hominin fossil in a generation. Here, the scientists behind the find tell its story. THE CAST: Raden ...

The Queen sends first tweet to launch Science Museum gallery

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"It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R." That was the Queen's first ever tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science ...

#YouthEngage tweetathon: join the worldwide Twitter chat on 24 October

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Young people and youth advocates: find your region, tweet your interest, and on the day, join the conversation! When David Cameron delivered a speech in 2006 calling for people to “hug a hoodie”, the British Prime Minister was trying to say that he got young people; that he ...

Yet More Housekeeping

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2 mentions1 day ago
By the time you read this, I should be sedated and ready for a something-plasty, a procedure that injects bone cement into my fractured L3 lumbar vertebra. In other words, I will become a low-grade Wolverine in one teeny-tiny part of my body. According to the doctors, the ...

The Making of the Warrior Cop

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By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues, they stood in groups of eight or ten, some eating pastries, others sticking to coffee and a dip of ...

Human Transit: basics: the math of park-and-ride

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In the Los Angeles Times, Laura J. Nelson worries about inadequate free Park-and-Ride on the Los Angeles rapid transit network.As usual, the headline is far more misleading than the article: "Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit" When a transit agency provides free or underpriced parking ...

Utilities and Clean Energy Advocates Find Common Ground on Distributed Generation

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EEI’s David Owens on NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh: “I’m sometimes surprised that he and I do agree on many things.” It may come as a surprise to some, but David Owens, executive vice-president of the Edison Electric Institute, and Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s energy ...

Scott Brown’s Big-Money Sellout

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Name a major super-PAC or dark-money outfit and there's a good chance it has helped Republican Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts now trying to oust Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Karl Rove's American Crossroads? Check. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity? Check. The US Chamber ...

AWS Expands Its European Footprint With Frankfurt Data Center

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Amazon today announced that it has opened the second data center for its AWS cloud computing service in Europe. The new Frankfurt region follows in the footsteps of the company’s operations in Ireland, which launched back in 2007. The Frankfurt region sports two availability zones (compared to the ...

Shark vs. CTD. Shark 1, CTD 0.

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8 mentions4 hours ago
There is a common saying amongst oceanographers, “if you put something in the water, there is no guarantee you will get it back.” I’ve been in that situation before and it sucks. Unlike these guys, I’ve never had to actively fight the ocean to get an instrument back.

The man with the golden blood

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood. By Penny Bailey. His doctor drove him over the border. It was quicker that way: if the man donated in Switzerland, his blood would be delayed while ...

“Art” in the Parks

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3 mentions18 hours ago
This morning, our friend Rebecca at Calipidder alerted us to a woman named Casey Nocket who had traveled to the west coast from New York for a few weeks. Ms. Nocket had been enjoying her time in the outdoors so much that she decided to document her trip ...

Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off

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Because you’re lazy. You’re ignorant. You are a blithering collection of wannabe Wikipedia philosophers, drunk on your own buzzwords, incapable of forming an original thought. You display a lack of knowledge stunning in its scope, a fundamental disregard of history and human nature so pronounced that makes me ...

Fossils reveal 'beer-bellied' dinosaur

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5 mentions2 days ago
With the longest forelimbs of any bipedal animal ever, the 11-metre-long Deinocheirus mirificus roamed the region that is now the Gobi Desert around 70 million years ago. A large bipedal dinosaur once known only from fossils of its long arms and a few isolated bone fragments turns out ...

If You Could Build a Solar-Friendly Grid From Scratch, How Would You Do it?

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The 20th-century electric grid is an extraordinary feat of engineering that has been a core driver of economic progress in developed countries. But it's finally starting to show its limitations in the 21st century. The grid of the past valued what was once necessary: centralization, powerful and cheap ...

Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves

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Adaptability is the key to survival — both in nature as Charles Darwin observed, and in the business sector. As the solar industry continues to flourish, utility companies across the U.S. are beginning to witness how the traditional electric grid is transforming. As tens of thousands of residents ...

Egypt: At least 10 soldiers killed, dozens more wounded by car bomb at Sinai checkpoint

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At least 10 soldiers were killed Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb that targeted two armored vehicles stopped at a checkpoint, security sources said.At least 27 soldiers were injured in the attack in the al-Kharouba area northwest of al-Arish, near the border with the Gaza ...

Weeks after winning a Nobel Prize for his microscope, Eric Betzig just revolutionized microscopy again

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Earlier this month Eric Betzig shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on high-resolution microscopes -- specifically the one he'd designed and built on a friend's living room floor. But when Betzig, a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Jenalia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia,

Q&A With Facebook’s Josh Miller On Why His Rooms App Isn’t Anonymous, It’s The Early Web Reborn

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Is Rooms the anonymous Facebook app people were expecting? “No. Unequivocally No…because you cannot be anonymous in our app,” Josh Miller tells me. The Branch founder turned Facebook product manager’s new forums app Rooms launches today, and he says lessons from Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, and the early days ...

Mint’s Aaron Patzer Launches Beta Version Of An On-Demand Answers App With $4 Million In Funding From Shasta And First Round

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Aaron Patzer, the founder and former CEO of Mint is placing his next bet with the on-demand info space. He and co-founder Jean Sini (another former Minter) are launching the beta of Fountain, an app that gives you advice from a curated set of experts. The app is ...

Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation today gave a master class in calm, credible breaking news reporting. Anchored by the unflappable Peter Mansbridge, news of the shootings in Ottawa unfolded live on the CBC much like they do here in the United States: lots of sketchy details, conflicting reports, unreliable ...

NPR Reduces Its Environment Team to One Reporter

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Earlier this year, the news outlet had three full-time reporters and one editor dedicated to covering the issue within NPR's science desk. One remains—and he is covering it only part-time. A few reporters on other desks occasionally cover the topic as well. The move to shift reporters off ...

(2014/10/24) U.S. media freaks out on behalf of Canadians, Shep Smith has a moment of clarity, and Mike Brown’s autopsy

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Episode #1111: Allison is joined by Molly Knefel (@mollyknefel) and Katharine Heller (@spkheller)! U.S. media freaks out on behalf of Canadians following shooting, Shep Smith has a moment of clarity, jury returns guilty verdict for four former Blackwater guards, Chris Kluwe schools #Gamergate fan boys, Mike Brown’s autopsy ...

The Author of White Noise Reviews Taylor Swift's White Noise

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This morning, in Canada, "Track 3" from Taylor Swift's new album, "1989," rose to No. 1 on Canada's iTunes. This would not be notable—yet another Swift song, catapulting to the top of the charts—except for the song itself: "Track 3," it turned out, was simply eight seconds of ...

Ya'alon snub 'should come as no surprise,' US official says

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WASHINGTON - Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon was categorically snubbed by the Obama administration during his visit to Washington this week, denied meetings at the State Department and the White House after calling the US-led peace push this year "messianic.""We were shocked by some of the comments that he ...

WTF Evolution book and blog: Why weird, awkward, hacked-together species are the best.

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I don’t remember now how I first came across the lizard video. Maybe it popped up somewhere in the endless stream of journal articles that, as a freelance science writer, I scroll through on a weekly basis. Maybe someone tweeted it. It doesn’t matter. I remember how I ...

DPS won’t allow Mayor Annise Parker’s daughter to take driver’s test because she has two moms

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A few weeks back I wrote about a woman who was refused a Texas driver’s license because she had changed her name through a same-sex marriage in California. Turns out the Texas Department of Public Safety won’t honor name changes obtained through same-sex marriages in other states, based ...

Fishing or fish farming: Which is more responsible?

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Disease-resistant tilapia has long been a staple species for fish farming. New techniques and technologies, however, could mean a much wider range of farmed species and a much lower environmental impact. (Photo: Ammit Jack/Shutterstock)

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