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I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

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“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar ...

How a Grad Student Uncovered a Huge Fraud

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“What’s the book? There’s no book for this. What do we do?’” The exposure of one of the biggest scientific frauds in recent memory didn’t start with concerns about normally ...

Rescue on Lake Tanganyika

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Kagunga is a small Tanzanian village close to the border with Burundi. Wedged between a steep mountain range and the waters of Lake Tanganyika, it has little access to other ...

5 Chilling Pages From the Aurora Mass Shooter's Diary Debunk a Favorite NRA Talking Point

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It's an argument we hear frequently from gun rights activists and conservative lawmakers: Mass shooters select places to attack where citizens are banned from carrying firearms—so-called "gun-free zones." All the ...

Hastert on Hastert: "What You See Is What You Get"

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In 2003, The New Yorker dispatched acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen to write a mega-profile of Denny Hastert, who four years earlier had improbably become House speaker following Newt Gingrich's implosion ...

World Hunger Falls To Under 800 Million, Eradication Is Next Goal

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The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million - around one person out of every nine - according to the latest annual UN hunger report.

Together for Peace

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Name: Ryan JoseNationality: Philippines Serving in: Liberia Job title: Medical lab specialist, Ebola surge team “One of my best memories working with UN Peacekeeping was this year (2015), when my ...

Read 21-Year-Old Bernie Sanders' Manifesto on Sexual Freedom

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When Bernie Sanders was a student activist at University of Chicago in the 1960s, he was a leader of the local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality and helped ...

A New Poll Has Good News for Pro-Choicers

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2 mentions21 hours ago
After seven years on the outs, choice is back. For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans identify as pro-choice (50 percent) than pro-life (44 percent), according to a ...

Death and Neglect at the Rikers Island Women’s Jail

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AFTER JUDY JEAN Caquias died in Rikers Island custody last year, her youngest sister received a box from her old apartment with all of her personal belongings. Her whole life ...

High-Level Event of the President of the General Assembly marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth to highlight Youth Priorities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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A view of the GA Hall, as more than 600 young people from all over the world gathered on 9 July 1970 for the opening of the World Youth Assembly,

Ben Carson Isn't Waiting Until the Election's Over to Cash In

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GOP grassroots star Dr. Ben Carson is not letting his presidential campaign interfere with another important endeavor: delivering speeches and getting paid handsomely for them. National Review reported last month ...

Watch Sepp Blatter Lash Out Against FIFA's Critics in 2013

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In October 2013, at the Oxford Union, FIFA president Sepp Blatter took aim at critics who viewed soccer's international governing body as "a faceless machine printing money at the expense ...

Google’s ATAP Debuts Its First Live-Action Spotlight Story In Partnership With Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin

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Google’s ATAP unit now has a history of producing short movies and interactive experiences to showcase how storytellers can use mobile technology to create new experiences for their audiences. Today,

Study: Most Glaciers Near Mount Everest Will Disappear With Climate Change

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This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Most of the glaciers in the Mount Everest region will disappear or ...

Google’s ATAP Wants To Eliminate Passwords For Good

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ATAP, Google’s advanced research unit, showed a new project at the company’s I/O developer conference today that aims to replace mobile passwords with a new system that looks at your ...

Attempt to shame journalists with chocolate study is shameful

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One in 10 people with tattoos experience rashes, scarring or other problems Double blow to skull is earliest evidence of murder, a 430,000-year-old whodunit Tranquil ecosystems may explain wild swings ...

Why Carly Fiorina Keeps Talking About Porn-Watching Federal Employees

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is a favorite with conservative audiences, and one of the lines in her stump speech that’s most reliably crowd-pleasing is a remark about how, as ...

Google’s Solar-Fueled Cyber Drone Crashes During New Mexico Test

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A prototype of the massive solar-powered drone Google Inc. plans to build as a platform for delivering Internet service from the sky was destroyed in a crash at a New ...

Another Year, Another Technology Deluge From Google

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Google Inc. can't seem to resist the temptation to show programmers all its latest and greatest — and to keep adding to the pile every year. Google introduced technologies ranging ...

Economy in U.S. Shrank 0.7% in First Quarter as Trade Gap Jumped

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An assembly line worker loads cast iron cookware into machinery in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, on May 21, 2015. The world’s largest economy hit a bigger ditch in the first quarter ...

Butterflies Have an Extra Stomach Attached to Their Vaginas

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One thing you won’t find in the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar is the part where after transforming into a butterfly, he mates with a female who has a ...

In Focus: Women and Armed Conflict

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TopicFast factsIn the words of...Editor's picksResources Women usually don’t start wars, but they do suffer heavily from the consequences. Conflict spurs much higher rates of sexual violence. It renders women ...

Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking: Julian Jaynes’ Famous 1970s Theory

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Resume Reading — Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking Julian Jaynes was living out of a couple of suitcases in a Princeton dorm in the early 1970s. He must ...

Microsoft Launches New Project To Help Enterprises Improve Their DevOps Practices

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Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help developers and IT pros in the enterprise — and even smaller development shops — improve their DevOps practices. The company ...

Forget Greece, Macau Is World’s Worst Performing Economy

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The Galaxy Macau Phase 2 casino and hotel, developed by Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., in Macau, China. If you think Greece or Ukraine’s economies are in bad shape, the Chinese ...

Everyone Is Fleeing Oil's Biggest Fund

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The biggest U.S. exchange-traded fund that tracks oil is heading for the largest two-month outflow in six years, raising concern that crude’s 30 percent rally may stall. Holders of the ...

Treating Depression Early May Protect the Heart

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Heart disease and depression often go hand in hand. Long-term studies have found that people with depression have a significantly higher risk of subsequent heart disease, and vice versa. Recent ...

George Pataki Leads 2016 GOP Crowd...

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3 mentions2 days ago
The good news: The GOP 2016 field has a contender who believes human-induced climate change is real and extensive action must be taken to reduce emissions. The bad news: It's ...

What Google Just Announced Is a Bombshell

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Aparna Chennapragada, director at Google Now, speaks during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco on May 28, 2015. What Google just announced at its IO conference is ...

This Guy From Baltimore Is Raising a Christian Army to Fight ISIS…What Could Go Wrong?

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In late February, a Baltimore-born, self-proclaimed freedom fighter named Matthew VanDyke beamed into Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show from Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. A few days ...

Why UN Peacekeeping Needs Global Support More Than Ever

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Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children going to school.UNMISS, the ...

Inside the Unlikely Coalition That Just Got the Death Penalty Banned in Nebraska

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When the final aye of the roll call vote was recorded on the electronic panel above the West Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln yesterday, the crowd in ...

US military accidentally ships live anthrax to labs

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At least nine facilities in the United States and one in South Korea received spores. The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 27 May that it had accidentally shipped ...

Dear media, it’s your fault if you think young feminists only care about campus rape

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First, a confession: There are many terrible things happening in the world, of which campus rape isn’t the worst. We should think critically about whose experiences and needs our politicians,

The Dragon Autopsy

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The problem is that the giant lizard’s hide is not just tough and leathery, but also reinforced. Many of the scales contain a small nugget of bone, called an osteoderm,

A Mentally Ill Black Woman's "Sudden Death" at the Hands of Cleveland Police

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On Tuesday, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and US Justice Department officials announced sweeping reforms for the Cleveland police department, including provisions overhauling use of force and crisis intervention practices. The ...

Obscura Day 2015

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Join one of our regional event announcement lists for first crack at upcoming explorations near you. 100% spam free, we promise. Explore where architecture and ecology unite in Paolo Soleri's ...

Join us in Addis Ababa for #FFD3

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With less than two months to go, the countdown is intensifying for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa on 13-16 July 2015, aimed at securing ...

Hillary Clinton Oversaw US Arms Deals to Clinton Foundation Donors

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In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi ...

Your Toothpaste May Be Loaded With Tiny Plastic Beads That Never Go Away

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California is the latest state to consider banning products with microbeads, the tiny pieces of plastic, often less than a millimeter wide, that have become a popular addition to cosmetics ...

xkcd: The BDLPSWDKS Effect

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Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts ...

IsraAID sending team to join Texas flood relief effort

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The Israeli organization IsraAID will be sending a team to help relief efforts in Texas which has been hit with massive flooding that has killed at least 21 people and ...

Saudi cleric's fatwa: Women only watch soccer to look at men's thighs

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A Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (religious edict) stating the women only watched soccer to stare at men’s thighs, Al Arabiya reported on Saturday. The imam said it should ...

The U.S. Suddenly Sounds an Alarm on Greece

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In the world’s most pressing financial crisis, Greece’s potential default on its debt, the U.S. has adopted a quiet, behind-the-scenes role. That’s changing. Until recently, President Barack Obama and his ...

The Best View of New York City Is Back

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(Bloomberg) -- The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center opens to the public tomorrow. A ticket to take in the view, from 1,250 feet up, will cost ...

A "Movement Moment" Is Happening On Campus As Student Activism Surges Nationwide

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Maybe the campus protests seemed rather isolated at first. Dissatisfaction with the administration. Outrage over bad decisions. A student altercation gone bad. For example: The protest at Florida State University ...

Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between

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Got a hot idea for a new product? You’re not alone. However, hard data on exactly how many products are introduced each year is surprisingly sparse. So far, the best ...

Urban Transportation Will Go All-Electric Sooner Than You Think

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Editor’s note: Michael Linse and Zach Barasz are investors with the Green Growth Fund at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Think of the vehicle that will change urban transportation. If ...

To Clean Up Your Startup’s B.S., Bring Sales into the Leadership Team

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Lars Dalgaard is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he sits on the boards of Imgur, Teespring, and Zenefits. Prior to a16z, Lars founded and was CEO of SuccessFactors.

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