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How Trump Invented Trump

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Past Trump Tower’s bow-tied doorman, through a shiny revolving door, toward the 60-foot waterfall, up a dim elevator, after glass doors and smiling assistants, Donald J. Trump, chairman of the ...

An Unspeakable Act. A Heroic Survivor.

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When a childhood is robbed by sexual violence, how does one Congolese family recover? She lives in Bitobolo, a village of nearly 20,000 people in the South Kivu region of ...

Anchor babies exist, but probably not very many of them

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Do "anchor babies" exist? Or are they just a pernicious myth invented by the anti-immigration right? The LA Times sent reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske to Rio Grande City in Texas to ...

How the migrant crisis is wreaking havoc on the European Union.

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In July, the European Union was supposedly on the verge of disaster. Greece seemed ready to reject the demands of its creditors and dump the euro, paving the way for ...

The GOP's problem is not Donald Trump.

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Only a few weeks ago, pundits and political observers roundly proclaimed that Donald Trump, the reality-show tycoon who's mounted a takeover of the GOP, would flame out, fade, implode, or ...

A Vaccinated Man Has Been Emitting Virulent Polio for 28 Years

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At the end of the decades-long global battle to eradicate polio from the planet, there is what looks like a simple goal: Render every person immune, by vaccination, for long enough ...

Fighting the Second Skeleton

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is an incredibly rare disease, striking just one out of every two million people. It’s also an incredibly astonishing disease. A single mutation to a single gene ...


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Do the series of small steps in meteorology add up to a giant leap? How well does Kerri Smith remember the past 399 episodes of the Nature Podcast? Einstein and ...

How many trees are there in the world?

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It’s a simple question: how many trees are there on Earth? The answer required 421,529 measurements from fifty countries on six continents. Now this new data has been combined to ...

UN World Food Program

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Representatives of the United Nations System in Colombia visited shelters in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, to see first-hand the humanitarian situation as a ...

Dean Jones, Star of Disney"€™s "€˜The Love Bug,"€™ Dies at 84

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Dean Jones, an actor and singer who made his name in a string of popular Disney films in the 1960s and ’70s, notably as a racecar driver in the “Love ...

Chart of the day: The future of health care costs looks surprisingly rosy

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You've seen various versions of this chart from me before, but perhaps you'd like to see it from a pair of highly-qualified researchers rather than some shorts-clad blogger? Not a ...

Why Elephants Don't Explode: How Nature Solves Bigness

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It’s obviously cold, and yet this teeny little fur ball is dashing frantically across the ice, probing, sniffing, darting, never pausing, never resting, it just barrels on, ferociously hunting, hunting,

Rand Paul will protect your data from the government—but not from his campaign

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Rand Paul's campaign established itself as the cool internet campaign early when it hired Austin-based GOP digital hipster Vincent Harris to run a small social media empire heavy on memes.


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In 1945, representatives met in San Francisco, USA, at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. That same year, on 24 October, the ...

Ocean spin cycle traps hapless pufferfish.

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Oh little pufferfish. Your tiny little fins are no match for a mini-ocean maelstrom. You and your buddy are trapped in a small ocean vortex that keeps spinning you around ...

Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings are right in their normal groove

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Greg Sargent says that Hillary Clinton's tanking favorability ratings should take no one by surprise. It's what happens every time an election starts up and she's once again viewed as ...

Iran will always be three months away from having nukes

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Paul Waldman writes about the asymmetric political risks that Democrats and Republicans face over the Iran nuclear deal: If the agreement proves to be a failure — let’s say that ...

Here's the price tag for CAP's new child care program: About $100 billion

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The Center for American Progress—aka "Hillary's Think Tank"—has released "A New Vision for Child Care in the United States." But it's not really very new. It's just a tax credit ...

Telluride Announces 2015 Lineup, Including 'Steve Jobs,' 'Black Mass' and Rooney Mara Tribute

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Sep 03 11:00:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Telluride Film Festival Taps Rachel Kushner as Guest Director The Telluride Film Festival has announced the program ...

Phone Review: Moto X Style Gives Users Exactly What They Want

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The Moto X Style is the first flagship phone produced by Chicago's Motorola since Lenovo purchased the company from Google in October 2014. Its little brother, the 2015 Moto G,

Global Sigh of Relief for 113 Hours Without Manic China Markets

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Like investors around the world, the Franklin Templeton SinoAm money manager has struggled to keep up with escalating volatility in Chinese markets -- swings that increasingly set the tone for ...

Jeb Bush says he helped save thousands of Ethiopian Jews. Here's what really happened.

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Did Jeb Bush help launch a covert mission to airlift thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the 1980s, saving them from starvation? He says he did. Twice in the ...

VICE News Condemns Turkish Government Over Detention of Its Journalists on Terrorism Charges

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A Turkish court leveled formal charges of terrorism at two VICE News journalists and their colleague on Monday, as global rights groups have called for the reporters to be released.

Santorum Mocks Liberals For Believing That Diversity Benefits America

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Lagging in the polls and hoping to get a boost before the next Republican presidential debate, Rick Santorum chided the idea that multiculturalism is a benefit for America during a ...

India Announces New Partnership to Accelerate Financial Inclusion for Everyone

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Government of India joins the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance to share success stories from the world’s largest financial inclusion programme NEW DELHI / NEW YORK, September 1, 2015 ...

Joe Biden's White House ambitions may die in Iowa—again

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Joe Biden's 2008 campaign died on the evening of the Iowa caucuses. "So many of you have sacrificed for me and I am so indebted to you," Biden told supporters ...

Carbon Pollution Is Expanding Global Dry Zones, As Predicted

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A landmark study in the journal Nature documents an expansion of the world’s dry and semi-arid climate regions since 1950 — and attributes it to human-caused global warming. This expansion ...

Meet the controversial doctor behind the new "Viagra for women"

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The path to market for the first-ever women's libido drug began in 2010 when Dr. Irwin Goldstein chased a pharmaceutical executive around a Miami medical conference. "Irwin is famous for ...

Microsoft Azure Cuts Some VM Prices, Brings Premium Storage Options To G-Series VMs

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Microsoft is announcing a couple of updates to its Azure cloud computing service today that, among other things, include the launch of a new variant of its performance-optimizes G-type virtual ...

Aol Confirms It Has Acquired Millennial Media In $238M Deal To Expand In Mobile Ads

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This just in: Aol, itself acquired by Verizon earlier this year, has announced that it is acquiring Millennial Media as it continues to build out its presence in digital advertising ...

Welcome to Quantitative Tightening as $12 Trillion Reserves Fall

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The great global monetary tightening of 2015 is under way, but it’s not being led by the Federal Reserve. Even as U.S. policy makers ponder whether to raise interest rates ...

Celebrated drug rehab center spun out of control, Reuters finds

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REHAB GONE WRONG: Inez Szczupak holds the urn containing the ashes of her son, Martin. He died of a drug overdose a day after leaving a Phoenix House New York ...

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Signal Rebound After S&P 500's 3% Drop

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U.S. stock-index futures maintained gains after data showed a lower-than-estimated rise in private payrolls last month. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index E-mini futures expiring this month rose 0.6 percent to ...

Tiny ant takes on pesticide industry

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Few people like ants—they bite and overrun kitchen counters. But in Vietnam, thousands of farmers have turned to weaver ants to help them grow their cashews. That's because in 2008 ...

10 Keys to Making A Great City Plan

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One of the most interesting and complex challenges a city planner can be a part of, is the creation of a new city-wide plan—particularly one for an ambitious municipality that ...

Putin's Got a New Problem With China

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As Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin to Beijing this week to celebrate the anniversary of the end of World War II, the news on the economic ...

Watch: 'The Lobster' Trailer Guarantees You've Never Seen a More Bizarre Romance Movie

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By Zack Sharf | Indiewire Thu Sep 03 09:49:28 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Cannes Review: Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' Explores a Crazy World More Familiar Than It Looks "True Detective" may ...

Shark sanctuaries announced around Dutch Caribbean islands

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THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch government announced Sept. 2 that the waters surrounding Bonaire and Saba in the Caribbean Sea will become shark sanctuaries. Dutch State Secretary for Economic ...

I have no headline worthy of Donald Trump's latest

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I hesitate to drop the P-bomb, but this bit of word salad from Donald Trump is eerily Palinesque. How is it possible that Spy magazine is no longer around to ...

Cruise lines may alter path to protect whale sharks

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Despite its title of the world's largest fish, the whale shark isn't an easy species to search for. Most of the time, these peaceful giants reside in deep tropical waters ...

Lawyers For Anti-Gay Clerk Argue It Is ‘Impossible’ For Her To Issue A Same-Sex Marriage License

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Things are not looking good for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licences. On Thursday, she will appear to at a court hearing to determine ...

GM embryos: time for ethics debate, say scientists

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Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and others call for debate on potential of altering DNA to prevent diseases – and risk of ‘designer babies’Tuesday 1 September 2015 19.01 EDTLast modified on ...

The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

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The city of Nouakchott, Mauritania, is no stranger to refugees. Around 1,500 people who have fled some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts now call it home. One of them, Budiaki*, is ...

Urge by Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks, who died on August 30, was a longstanding contributor of thirty essays to The New York Review of Books. His last published article, below, appears in the Review’s ...

Google Launches New Native Ad Format In Gmail

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Google is rolling out a new ad format in Gmail. A few years ago, Google launched a new kind of native ad in Gmail that sat at the top of ...

We Trust Black Women to Stand Up, Speak Out, and Lead

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SisterSong and our partners and allies are committed to trusting Black women, telling the truth about our lives, and demanding that decision makers either stand with us or get out ...

Palestinians worse off than ever as settler numbers soar, says UN

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Palestinians wave a flag during a protest against Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, on 28 August. Palestinians are economically worse off than ...

U.S. Olympic Committee Endorses Los Angeles Bid for 2024 Games

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The U.S. Olympic Committee will endorse Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games after the City Council agreed to allow a contract that would require the city to cover ...

To understand the replication crisis, imagine a world in which everything was published.

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John Snow points me to this post by psychology researcher Lisa Feldman Barrett who reacted to the recent news on the non-replication of many psychology studies with a contrarian, upbeat ...

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