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Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

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DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it. In 2012, Charles Swanton was forced to confront one of cancer's dirtiest tricks. When he and his team at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute sequenced DNA ...

China Eases Internal Passport System in Latest Urbanization Push

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China will stop classifying its people as urban or rural residents as it relaxes an internal-passport system that limits migrant workers’ access to cheap social services when they move to the city. Under the changes to the household registration system, or “hukou,” China’s 1.4 billion people will be classified simply as residents, the State Council said in a statement today. The shift reflects Premier Li Keqiang’s broader push to raise China’s urban population, which stood at 54 percent in 2013, as the government seeks to spur domestic demand and wean ...

Haze Fines Win Indonesia’s Support With Caveats: Southeast Asia

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The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia’s pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore’s plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to Parliament this ...

Are women and men forever destined to think differently?

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation in the cognitive abilities of the two sexes may be more about social development than gender stereotypes Everybody has an opinion on men, women and the difference (or not) between ...

Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders

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Google made a small but important update to Google Analytics today that finally makes it easy to exclude bots and spiders from your user stats. That kind of traffic from search engines and other web spiders can easily skew your data in Google Analytics. Unfortunately, while generating fake ...

Paul Ryan Refuses to Talk About the Cost of His Anti-Poverty Plan

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Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a detailed anti-poverty proposal in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. One of Ryan's top prescriptions seems to have been influenced by his previous career as a personal trainer. He has proposed that recipients of federal benefits get the services ...

Bud and Miller Are Trying to Hijack Craft Beer—and It’s Totally Backfiring

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InBev and MillerCoors loom over the US beer landscape like…well, like one of those monstrous inflatable Bud Light bottles that spring up at certain football tailgate parties and outdoor concerts. Together, the two global giants own nearly 80 percent of the US beer market. InBev alone, corporate owner ...

IPhone-Ready Apps Mean Teens Tracked Without Calling Home

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Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009, according to Chief Executive Officer Bryan Trussel. Close Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009,

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal gun restrictions against abusers. Federal law bans felons, people subject to permanent domestic-violence protective orders, and certain people convicted of domestic-violence misdemeanors ...

Snapchat Said in Funding Talks With Alibaba at $10 Billion Value

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Snapchat Inc., the company that makes a mobile application for disappearing photo messages, is in talks with investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) for a round of financing that may value the company at $10 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said. The talks are ongoing and the terms of the funding may change, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Technology companies including house-sharing app Airbnb Inc. and file-sharing company DropBox Inc. have both recently raised money at ...

Argentina Defaults According to S&P as Debt Meetings Continue

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A man walks by a sign that reads "Yesterday Braden or Peron, today Griesa or Cristina," in reference to an unresolved debt dispute between the Argentine administration of President Cristina Fernandez and the NML Capital hedge fund, ordered to round-the-clock negotiations by a U.S. District Court presided by ...

Arizona Public Service Enters the Rooftop Solar Business: Good for Installers or a Trojan Horse?

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After a long fight with the solar industry, APS now wants to get into the solar business itself. Industry reactions are mixed. The utility has been criticized for funding a smear campaign against solar firms operating in Arizona, harangued by installers for pushing fees on net metering customers ...

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"

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For five years, FreedomWorks has proclaimed itself a leading tea party group fueling the conservative grassroots and fighting establishment Republicans. The organization touts its small-dollar donations from everyday activists, but it also has received substantial funding from corporate donors and one-percenters, most notably Richard Stephenson, a FreedomWorks board ...

"Confused Cats Against Feminism" Is the Purrfect Response to "Women Against Feminism"

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The Tumblr Women Against Feminism has inspired scores of think pieces decrying its misuse of the term "feminist." Yet when David Futrelle saw the collection of photos of women holding handwritten signs like "I don't need feminism because I am not a victim," it reminded him of his ...

Bloomberg Editor Swims English Channel, Mostly in Darkness

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Bloomberg News Editor Sara Marley became one of fewer than 1,500 people to swim the English Channel, completing the crossing of the world’s busiest shipping lane early this morning in about 13 hours, 50 minutes. “It was really a mental battle, my body just kept going as my brain said ‘stop, stop stop,’” Marley said by phone. By the end, she had “lost track of time” and thought she had been in the water for more than 15 hours. Marley, 46, a London-based sports editor who had written an article ...

At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

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1 of 14.Smoke rises after an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip July 29, 2014. GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made to achieve a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation was expected to arrive for discussions. Israeli tank shells and air strikes on houses ...

Incubated: How The 500 Startups Accelerator Helps Startups Get Noticed

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It’s only been around a short three years, but the 500 Startups Accelerator has already cemented its spot as one of the top programs for founders who are looking to improve their products and reach new users. Now graduating more than 100 new companies per year, the program ...

Yet Another Man With a Gun Just Murdered His Wife and Children

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In Saco, Maine on Saturday night, 33-year-old Joel Smith used a pump-action shotgun to kill his 35-year-old wife, Heather Smith, his 12-year-old stepson, and the couple's two biological children, a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, before turning the gun on himself. The horrific scene was discovered on ...

Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations With Coinbase

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Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase to process the donations. Also new today, Coinbase will waive processing fees for all registered non-profits. Today’s news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Back in March, Wikipedia ...

How the System Brutalizes Children Who Kill in California (VIDEO)

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Straddling the 5 freeway, the L.A. River and a maze of industrial rail yards, the Brewery Artist Lofts boasts its own creative ecosystem, which thrives on 18 acres of brick lofts, cement towers and ivy-covered warehouses where artists live, work, eat, drink, sleep and party. In August 1988,

Groupon Founder Andrew Mason Launches Audio Tour App

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Andrew Mason is walking with a reporter amid the seagulls on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, using his iPhone (AAPL) to play an audio walking tour. As he approaches the giant hoists with which local anglers move their daily catch to shore, the voice of a local fisherman named ...

World watches idly as Israel bombs Gaza school and market

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A Palestinian family flees their home in al-Jundi tower to a safer location after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, on 30 July. As each day brings new horror in Gaza, Palestinians in the besieged Strip have become largely cut off from the outside world as Israeli bombing ...

Contamination hits cell work

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Mycoplasma infestations are widespread and costing laboratories millions of dollars in lost research. John Hogenesch saw the anguished look on his technician’s face and knew instantly that her experiments had gone haywire; he also had a pretty good idea of why. “Check your culture for Mycoplasma contamination,” he ...

China Snares Biggest Tiger Yet With Probe of Zhou

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Zhou Yongkang, one of the members of the nine-seat Politburo Standing Committee, attends the closing of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in this March 14, 2011 file photo in Beijing. Close Zhou Yongkang, one of the members of the nine-seat Politburo Standing ...

Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event

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Russia's first violence-free LGBT Pride event happened last Saturday in St. Petersburg, according to a report from the Moscow Times. According to the report, which cited Radio Free Europe | Radio Liberty as its source, about 25 people showed up in what was a reportedly a properly permitted,

AgileBits Shows Off 1Password Login Extension For iOS 8 Apps

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When Apple first showed off Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, everyone knew what it would eventually lead to: using your fingerprint to access anything secure on your iPhone, in any app. At WWDC last month, Apple finally announced that it was opening up the feature to all ...

This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery

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But I dig the minimalism of this one. Instead of requiring you to carry around yet another thing, it turns your existing iPhone wall charger into a backup battery. Just announced this morning by the same folks who built the itty-bitty ChargeKey iPhone cable, the NomadPlus is a ...

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

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Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading ...

Why OKCupid’s Experiments Aren’t The Same As Facebook’s

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OKCupid on Monday wrote a viral blog post where it admitted to experimenting on human beings, comparing tests it runs to improve its dating algorithms to the study Facebook did that took over the news cycle early this month. Today Reuters reported that like Facebook’s experiment, these tests ...

Hilton Hotels Now Lets Your Choose Your Room With Your Phone

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Hilton Hotels is taking a page out of the airline playbook, giving users more control over the experience through their smartphone. The hotel chain has recently introduced a way for users to choose their room on their smartphone, and promises to roll out smartphone-powered door keys to the ...

How Argentina’s Default May Trigger $29 Billion in Claims

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By defaulting tomorrow, Argentina may trigger bondholder claims of as much as $29 billion -- equal to all its foreign-currency reserves.If the overdue interest on Argentina’s dollar-denominated securities due 2033 isn’t paid by July 30, provisions in bond indentures known as cross-default clauses would allow the nation’s other ...

World's Worst Ebola Outbreak: What You Need to Know

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July 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadlier than any in recorded history, infecting 1200 people and killing 672 so far. Bloomberg looks at what makes this epidemic so dangerous and what the U.S. is doing to stop it. Video by: Alexandra Dean, Josh ...

As atrocities mount in Gaza, US approves Israeli request for more bombs

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Hours after Israel shelled yet another UN school sheltering internally displaced families and a marketplace in Gaza, killing dozens of people, an unnamed defense department official revealed to CNN that the US had approved an Israeli request to tap into the one billion dollar weapons stockpile the US ...

Hong Kong Popping Housing Bubbles London Can’t Handle

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A woman pushes a baby stroller past estate agents' 'Let By', 'Sold', and 'For Sale' signs outside a residential apartment block located in the Kingston area of London, U.K. Close A woman pushes a baby stroller past estate agents' 'Let By', 'Sold', and 'For Sale' signs outside a ...

Snapchat, In Talks With Alibaba, Joins The $10 Billion Valuation Club

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Snapchat’s decision to reportedly rebuff Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer doesn’t look as silly today: according to a new report from Bloomberg out this morning, the ephemeral messaging application may now be valued at $10 billion dollars, as it continues talking with investors, including Alibaba, about a new ...

Concur Is Partnering With Airbnb And Uber To Capture A New Breed Of Business Traveler

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Business expense and travel management company ConcurConcur has announced some new partnerships that should enable users to better manage expenses across a wider range of businesses. Those partnerships, with startups Airbnb and Uber, are designed to put it in a better position as the world of business travel ...

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, follows the deaths of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in neighboring Liberia, highlighting the dangers faced by staff trying to halt the disease's spread across West Africa. Ebola is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ...

Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

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Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! Robocoin, a bitcoin ATM company, has announced that they’ve placed the first bitcoin ATM on the Las Vegas strip where the high-rollers and low- can go to turn their winnings into crypto cash. The ATM,

The NRA's Murder Mystery

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SShortly before dark on the evening of April 17, 1963, Robert J. Dowlut went looking for a gun inside the city cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. Making his way through the headstones, he stopped in front of the abandoned Studebaker family mausoleum. He knelt by the front right ...

UK To Put Driverless Cars On Public Roads By January

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The UK is planning to allow driverless cars to use public roads by next year. At the moment autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. It’s expected that the first vehicles will be seen on some British streets by January next year. Previously, the Department for Transport ...

Andrew Mason’s Audio Tour App Detour Steers You Away From The Typical Tourist Traps

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I’m about 20 minutes late when I meet Andrew Mason at the famous Boudin Bakery in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf district. It’s a tourist trap, but it’s where Mason wants to meet and who am I to complain? I’m about to get a sneak peek at the thing ...

Why do we still insist women share responsibility for “provoking” their abuse?

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There’s a particular kind of irony when Whoopi Goldberg, who 19 years ago starred in a film that featured intergenerational domestic violence, makes comments in support of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith regarding the very lenient two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice for knocking his then fiancee unconscious and dragging her into an elevator. On Monday, Goldberg offered her two cents: “If you make the choice as a woman who’s 4 foot 3 and you decide to hit a guy who’s 6 feet tall and you’re the last ...

The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists

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Twitter Picked Up 16M Active Users In Q2

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In its most recent quarter, Twitter didn’t just report stronger-than-expected financials. It also showed continued user growth, which has been an ongoing concern for the company. Twitter says there were an average of 271 million monthly active users, compared to 255 million in the first quarter of this ...

Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter

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Nintendo’s quarterly results are out (via WSJ), and the company saw disappointing sales of both its hardware platforms, with the Wii U managing to triple sales but still only achieving 510,000 units shipped overall, and the Nintendo 3DS dropping below a million units moved with a 41 percent ...

Big Oil's New Pitch: Fracking Means Never Having To Fear Putin

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As Ukraine sinks deeper into crisis, the oil and gas industry is pressing the United States to deploy its abundant natural gas supply as a weapon against Russia—and lawmakers of both parties are lining up behind the proposal. "We have this natural-gas boom," Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) saidsaid ...

Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

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Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected “experts” who are sitting in public judgement on Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (rtbf) ruling — by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy thinktank at ...

Elliott Sees Most Significant Danger in Electromagnetic Pulse

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Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. warned investors of the risk of an electromagnetic pulse event massively disrupting the electronic grid in a wide-ranging investor letter that took shots at central bankers, social media and U.S. foreign policy. “While these pages are typically chock full of scary or depressing ...

Court rules that law that would shut down Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic is unconstitutional

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In the latest salvo in the battle to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law designed to shut it down is unconstitutional. “Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion. H.B. 1390 effectively ...

America's 10 Most Hated Banks

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If you put out a complaint box for customers of US banks and financial firms, you will get hundreds of thousands of complaints. That's what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—which was set up by Elizabeth Warren before she became a US senator—has discovered. And the bank that has ...
 

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