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Monster slugs are devouring defenceless baby birds in nests

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Some baby birds are meeting a slimy end. Voracious supersized slugs have been seen chomping on chicks in nests on or near the ground. “The actual moment of slugs predating ...

5 challenges to accessing education for Syrian refugee children

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Lessons learned from the Refugee Education Workshop at Stanford University. More than half of the 4.8 million refugees who have poured out of Syria are children. The world sees their ...

Norway man rescued after climbing into public toilet

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Firefighters in Norway have pulled a man from the inside of a toilet after he dived in to rescue a friend's phone and became stuck in the tank below. Cato ...

Your day in Trump: Friday, 26 August 2016, 74 days until the election

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Well, OK, I guess I'd better do a quick Trump update. No, he still hasn't made up his mind about his immigration policy, but he did respond to the shooting ...

Displaced athletes to make historic debut at Paralympic Games in Rio

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GENEVA – Athletes with disabilities have vied for glory at the Paralympic Games since 1960. This summer, for the first time, para-athletes who have faced the additional challenge of fleeing ...

Trump doctor wrote health letter in just 5 minutes as limo waited

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Donald Trump's personal physician said he wrote a letter declaring Trump would be the healthiest president in history in just five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited ...

Empirical assessment of published effect sizes and power in the recent cognitive neuroscience and psychology literature

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We have empirically assessed the distribution of published effect sizes and estimated power by extracting more than 100,000 statistical records from about 10,000 cognitive neuroscience and psychology papers published during ...


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Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit will ...

Education under fire: Schools in Aleppo damaged in renewed fighting

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Share Tweet ShareBy Basma Ourfali and Yasmine Saker Renewed fighting in Aleppo has put children at risk, with schools coming under attack in recent weeks. The 1070 intermediary school for ...

Trump's campaign CEO once ran a climate change research center. Really.

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Long before Stephen Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he held a much different job—as the acting director of Biosphere 2, a $200 million scientific research facility in ...

The gender wage gap, explained in one chart

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Want to understand why the workplace remains an especially unequal place for women? This chart is a great place to start. It comes from a paper by Harvard economist Claudia ...

A question for the AP

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Just curious: are you ever planning to release the names of Hillary Clinton's non-governmental visitors? You're a news organization, after all, and this is news. I'd sure like to see ...

Is the Clinton Foundation corrupt? There's a way to find out for anyone who's seriously interested.

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Did corporations and foreign governments make donations to the Clinton Foundation as a way of cozying up to Hillary Clinton? Cherry picking the few occasions when they did so within ...

From where I stand: Abby Wambach

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Date: 26 July 2016 If you think you're treated unfairly, don't wait for the fear of rocking the boat; rock the boat. Sometimes when you're inside, you can't see that ...

Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas

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Capping a week of 100th anniversary celebrations for the National Park Service, President Barack Obama on Friday turned to the ocean to create the largest protected area anywhere on Earth—a ...

How the party of John McCain became the party of Donald Trump

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One Saturday afternoon in June, a few thousand Donald Trump supporters wearing T-shirts with slogans such as "Italian Lives Matter" and "I'm the infidel Allah warned about" streamed into the ...

It's the end of August and Hillary Clinton's lead remains clear and steady

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Is the presidential race tightening up? Let's take a look. Here's Pollster: No tightening evident here. Here's Sam Wang: No tightening here either. If anything, Clinton has improved her position.

Hillary Clinton hits Trump with a new ad on race

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In recent days, Donald Trump, who has faced charges (even from Republicans) that he has made racist remarks during this presidential race, has mounted what his campaign considers an outreach ...

Maine Governor Paul LePage threatens state lawmaker with profanity-filled voicemail.

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Just one day after claiming 90 percent of the drug-traffickers arrested in Maine are either black or Latino, the state's combative governor Paul LePage left a threatening voicemail in which ...

Trump couldn't name a single one of his "handpicked" Trump University professors

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. "We're going ...

What the NFL Players’ Union Chief Has to Say About Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

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On Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made the decision that he would not stand for the national anthem before his team’s preseason game against the Green Bay ...

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong review

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On one view, the rise of natural philosophy over the last several millennia has slowly stripped man of his God-given dominion over creation and squeezed the human species into a ...

Devoodooifying Psychology

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[Epistemic status: very low. Total conjecture based on insufficient evidence.] “Voodoo death” refers to supposed cases where people died after being cursed by witch doctors. The theory goes that even ...

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary

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While best documentary conversations start to take shape in January at the Sundance Film Festival, making the transition from rapturous festival play to awards-season contender is a harrowing road. A ...

The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!)

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Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: “This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual ...

WATCH: Dolphins escort Israeli maritime police patrol

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Israeli maritime security authorities seem to have found new partners to escort them on their patrols.A Maritime Border Police unit on patrol in waters off the coast of southern Israel ...

Stop Shark Finning by Participating in "Give Em The Fin" Campaign

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It’s time to “GIVE EM THE FIN”! Sea Save Foundation, will complete online ocean conservation photo mosaic by September 3rd. There is still time to upload your image! Malibu, California ...

Obama expands protected waters off Hawaii, creating world's largest reserve

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WASHINGTON — President Obama will use his powers to designate national monuments on Friday to create the world's largest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii, the White House ...

China Tightening Risk Seen Looming as Bonds, Property Surge

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Frothiness in parts of China’s financial markets is pushing the central bank closer to tightening monetary policy. That’s according to Lirong Xu, chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton’s joint venture ...

Apple, Facebook, Target sign WH pledge on gender gap

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Twenty-six other US companies signed onto the White House's Equal Pay Pledge The pledge includes promising to review pay, and hiring and promotion processes Washington (CNN)Apple, Facebook and Target, along ...

Breaking a myth: Data shows you don’t actually need a co-founder

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We are often told that starting a startup on your own is madness. There are thousands of articles out there that tell you that, as well as why you need ...

Harmony Korine Set to Adapt Controversial Teacher-Student Sex Novel ‘Tampa’

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Harmony Korine has never hidden himself or his work from controversy, and now he looks to be out and out courting it with a new project he’s reportedly lining up.

Trump attacks Hillary's "criminal" foundation, forgets he donated $110,000 to it

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In another harsh attack on his opponent, Donald Trump at a New Hampshire rally on Thursday accused Hillary Clinton of running a "vast criminal enterprise" that was worse than Watergate,

Here's Why Hillary Clinton Talked About Racism and the Alt-Right Today

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Hillary Clinton gave a speech today. Patrick Caldwell summarizes: Democrats haven't been shy about pointing out the racial undertones in Donald Trump's campaign, but Hillary Clinton took that message to ...

Women Running For Our Lives

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Category: Sports, Violence against Women Female runners know the value of freedom. We crave it as we pound the pavement or weave through a wooded trail. For the precious duration ...

How Donald Trump won over Europe's right-wing xenophobes

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Last night, Donald Trump took his "America First" message global. Appearing at a rally in Mississippi alongside British parliamentarian Nigel Farage, the architect of the UK's exit from the European ...

How To Save Mankind From The New Breed Of Killer Robots

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More ▾Next On News› Next On News›Promoted In The News Today France's highest court has reversed the burkini ban imposed on a town near Nice, a human rights group lawyer ...

Federal Judge Orders UNC Not To Enforce "Bathroom Bill" Provision Of Anti-LGBT Law

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In a limited ruling on Friday afternoon, a federal judge barred the University of North Carolina from enforcing the “bathroom bill” provision of the state’s anti-LGBT HB 2 law against ...

Surprise! Fake babies actually make kids think teenage motherhood is awesome

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It's a common scare tactic in school systems that have the money to pull it off: Give teenage girls dolls that cry incessantly, need to be changed often, and basically ...

AB InBev Said to Plan 5,500 Job Cuts After SABMiller Deal

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV expects to cut about 3 percent of its enlarged workforce in the three years after its takeover of SABMiller Plc as it seeks to maximize savings from ...

AP demonstrates the perils of being "balanced" in the era of Trump

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Earlier this week the AP wrote a story delivering the astonishing news that Hillary Clinton once met with a Nobel-Prize-winning microcredit guru that she had been friends with for 30 ...

Welcome to the First Presidential Election Since Voting Rights Act Gutted

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As a young civil rights activist, Congressman John Lewis was brutally beaten marching for the right to vote in Selma, Alabama. Lewis's heroism spurred the passage of the Voting Rights ...

Donald Trump took revenge on his family by cutting off a sick infant's health care

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Donald Trump ...

When will peace come to South Sudan?

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It has been a year since the warring sides in South Sudan signed a peace agreement. At the time, many had hoped the agreement would bring peace to the world's ...

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

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In this week’s most shared tweets: The absurd and dangerous ‘Burkini Ban’ in France generated massive controversy this week, going from a laughing-stock to a source of deep shame, and ...

Politics and Personality: Most of What You Read Is Malarkey

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You’ve seen the headlines. You’ve maybe even quoted them, especially now that it’s election season. “Conservatives More Susceptible to Bullshit Than Liberals.” “Study: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives?” “Studies: Conservatives ...

Ghanaian health workers use mobile phones to collect real-time maternal health data

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Mavis Tabi-Boateng, a midwife at a health centre in Watreso, Ghana, often sees patients who travel long distances for antenatal care visits. During these visits she checks to see if ...

Stingray documents offer rare insight into police and FBI surveillance

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Court documents unsealed by a judge in Oakland, California, have revealed rare insights into how local police and the FBI use a sophisticated surveillance device known as Stingray. Stingray, manufactured ...

Plastic found in third of fish caught in Britain because of microbeads

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Plastic particles are found in a third of fish caught off Britain, a major study reveals today. It found widespread contamination of cod, haddock, mackerel and shellfish by microbeads used ...

Beyond burkini bans, 4 more ways France is cracking down on Muslims

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On Tuesday, an image of French authorities forcing a Muslim woman to disrobe on the beach sparked outrage on social media. It was the second such incident in France that ...

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