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Images expose thunder in exquisite detail

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4 mentions7 hours ago
Acoustic measurements reveal the energy that radiates from a lightning bolt. On a US military base outside Gainesville, Florida, atmospheric scientists make lightning by shooting rockets into thunderstorms. Now they ...

Pint-sized DNA sequencer impresses first users

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5 mentions16 minutes ago
Portable device offers on-the-spot data to fight disease, catalogue species and more. The MinION device can sequence small genomes, such as those of bacteria and viruses, displaying the results as ...

This Is the First Person to Be Tried in the Libor-Rigging Case

2 mentions28 minutes ago
When Thomas Hayes walks into a London courtroom next week, he will be the first person to face trial for allegedly rigging the benchmark interest rates used to value $350 ...

6-8 May: Social Inclusion of Women - From Beijing to Post-2015

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2 mentions2 hours ago
UNDP, together with UN Women and the Government of Argentina, will convene a Global Conference entitled “Women and Social Inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015,” as part of a year-long series ...

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Very Fast NoSQL Database For The Enterprise

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2 mentions3 hours ago
With Cloud Bigtable, Google is launching a new NoSQL database service today that, as the name implies, is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system. The added twist here ...

Armed groups in Central African Republic agree to release thousands of children

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3 mentions50 minutes ago
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 5 May 2015 - Leaders of armed groups in the Central African Republic agreed today to release all children associated with their forces and to immediately ...

Today Is the 151st Birthday of All-Around Feminist Badass Nellie Bly

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4 mentions20 hours ago
Today would be the 151st birthday of Elizabeth Cochran—the groundbreaking journalist better known as Nellie Bly. In 1885, Bly wrote a furious letter to a Pittsburgh newspaper denouncing a column ...

Will the Benghazi Committee Block Clinton From Testifying About…Benghazi?

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4 mentions23 hours ago
Could the main obstacle to Hillary Clinton testifying about Benghazi be Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chair of the special House committee set up to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack ...

Zendesk Reports $42.2M Revenue, $0.10 Loss Per Share For Q1 2015

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Online customer service company Zendesk today reported earnings for its first financial quarter of 2015. The company reported revenue of $42.2 million, up 68 percent from the year-ago-quarter. In the ...

The Thin White Line: Most Cops Don't Look Like the Residents They Serve

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5 mentions14 hours ago
In Baltimore, white people make up 28 percent of the population but 50 percent of the city's police officers. In Philadelphia, where police and protesters clashed last Thursday during a ...

Why Elizabeth Warren Makes Wall Street Tremble

6 mentions17 hours ago
Let’s assume that when he woke up on the morning of Dec. 12, Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, was feeling pretty good. The day before, the House of Representatives had ...

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

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3 mentions3 hours ago
Midwives save lives. Well-trained midwives could help avert roughly two thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths, according to the most recent State of the World’s Midwifery report. They could ...

Just When You Thought Fox News' Baltimore Coverage Couldn't Get Worse, It Made This Mistake

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2 mentions1 day ago
On Monday afternoon, Fox News alarmed social media with a dramatic news report of a man being shot by police in Baltimore. It might have been news to some that ...

CodersClan Wants To Make Code Outsourcing Better, Raises $820K Seed Round

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2 mentions19 hours ago
CodersClan started out as a marketplace for easily outsourcing small coding tasks. Now, the company is setting its sights on allowing its customers to request full development projects and it’s ...

Almost 21,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda this month to escape electoral violence

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7 mentions21 hours ago
GENEVA, April 28 (UNHCR) – Almost 21,000 Burundian civilians have fled to neighbouring Rwanda this month to escape electoral violence, including a surge of more than 5,000 who crossed the ...

The Real NYC Condo Boom Isn't in Manhattan

2 mentions19 hours ago
For AvalonBay Communities Inc., the next promising area for New York development is in southeast Brooklyn, at the second-to-last stop on the B train and off a bustling strip of ...

Leaked Email From Marvel CEO Is A Listicle About Why Women Can't Be Superheroes

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2 mentions17 hours ago
"Leaked Email From Marvel CEO Is A Listicle About Why Women Can’t Be Superheroes" Just a few weeks ago, Wikileaks published more than 30,000 documents from the Sony hack, the ...

The Carly Fiorina Leadership File

2 mentions15 hours ago
Carly Fiorina officially launched her presidential campaign with an appearance Monday on Good Morning America and a video called “Meet Carly” that she published on her website. Fiorina doesn’t have ...

Building streets for humans rather than cars could help solve the affordable housing crisis

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9 mentions15 hours ago
Updated by Matthew Yglesiason May 5, 2015, 9:00 a.m. ET@mattyglesias Steve Dombek is an activist with an unusual cause. He wants US cities in general — and San Francisco in ...

The Worm with the Fractal Nose Glove

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2 mentions17 hours ago
A video of a bizarrely behaving worm-like creature is currently nope-ing the whole Internet. I’m not one to hate on weird organisms, but even I was taken aback by whatever ...

Trade Deficit in U.S. Swells to Six-Year High as Imports Surge

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The U.S. trade deficit widened in March to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by a record surge in imports as commercial activity resumed at West Coast ...

Giant Whales Have Super-Stretchy Nerves

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3 mentions22 hours ago
“Hey, look at this,” said Bob Shadwick. He and his team were working on the dissected remains of a fin whale, the second largest animal on the planet, when they ...

Our Tomorrow Landing

6 mentions21 hours ago
Thanks for your interest in partnering with Our Tomorrow, a campaign to engage LGBTQ people across the country in a conversation to shape the future of a bigger, bolder movement ...

Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain.

45 mentions19 hours ago
So I'm using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard. That's 30,000 people she laid off. People with families. And what does she say she ...

Midwives could help avert millions of maternal and newborn deaths

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2 mentions1 day ago
COTONOU, Benin – “I have seen more and more women with child-delivery problems suffer needlessly,” said midwife Florence Djihoun, 48, at her UNFPA-supported clinic in Cotonou, Benin. Globally, complications of ...

Neil Gaiman stands up for Charlie Hebdo: “For f**k’s sake, they drew somebody and they shot them, and you don’t get to do that”

3 mentions10 hours ago
When six writers withdrew in protest from PEN American Center’s annual fundraising gala last week, they set off a long and lively discussion of free expression and its limits. At ...

A Risky Route from Syria to Europe

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4 mentions14 hours ago
The sun is still rising over the Italian port of Augusta, on the eastern coast of Sicily, when 446 people finally step onto dry land after eight days at sea.

Pacifica: Fifth Dead Whale In 3 Weeks Washes Ashore NorCal Beach

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PACIFICA (CBS SF) — A whale carcass was found on a beach in Pacifica Tueday morning, making it the fifth dead whale to wash ashore a Northern California beach in ...

Salesforce Expands Its “Pledge 1%” Philanthropic Model To New York Tech Companies

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2 mentions2 days ago
Fifth-generation San Franciscan and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a big proponent of civic engagement and philanthropy among the tech industry. To that end, when he started Salesforce, he ...

Well Book Club

2 mentions2 days ago
Rocco DiSpirito will join us Wednesday, May 6, to answer your kitchen questions. What are low calorie substitutes for your favorite recipe ingredients? Is there a trick to making delicious ...

These Photos of the Vegas Fight and the Baltimore Protests Perfectly Sum Up Inequality in America

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4 mentions2 days ago
On Saturday night, the biggest news story in America was the welterweight championship fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, in Las Vegas (Mayweather won). The second biggest was ...

Carly Fiorina Just Played The Gender Card All Wrong

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2 mentions16 hours ago
Wrapping up her interview onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt with presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TechCrunch’s Sarah Lane asked a pretty common question for a candidate running for president — if you ...

Snapchat Tries To Jumpstart Discover By Letting You Send Clips To Friends

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3 mentions17 hours ago
Snapchat’s Discover feature feels like the awkward guy in a nice suit at a casual party. Discover’s professionally made content from CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, and others is too ...

Automated Savings Startup Digit Raises $11.3M From General Catalyst

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3 mentions13 hours ago
It’s only been a few short months since automated savings startup Digit opened to the public, but it’s already garnered serious interest from consumers who want more money in their ...

87 Reasons To Rethink the Death Penalty

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2 mentions2 days ago
Stanley Griffin was deemed intellectually disabled when he was 16. He scored an abysmal 65 on an IQ test, which put him among the lowest 1 percent of Americans in ...

Hillary Clinton: I'll Settle For Nothing Less Than A 'Full And Equal' Path To Citizenship

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3 mentions19 hours ago
"Hillary Clinton: I’ll Settle For Nothing Less Than A ‘Full And Equal’ Path To Citizenship" Presidential candidates shouldn’t run in 2016 unless they support a path to citizenship, presidential candidate ...

In the shadows of booming cities, a tension between sunlight and prosperity

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8 mentions2 hours ago
NEW YORK—“Billionaires' Row” is rising over midtown, a collection of glassy new pinnacles that promise the kind of condo views you can only get in Manhattan by building taller than ...

Jeb Bush Is Very Proud Of Ending Affirmative Action in Florida. He Shouldn't Be.

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2 mentions2 days ago
As he courts conservatives skeptical of his right-wing bona fides, Jeb Bush, an all-but-announced GOP presidential candidate, has cited one of his most controversial moves as Florida's governor to illustrate ...

Italy: Rescued Syrian Family's New Hope

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5 mentions2 days ago
An Italian official vessel rescued some 450 people from the Mediterranean sea on Wednesday. They were on-board a boat that had set sail from Egypt on its way to Europe.

Elance-oDesk Rebrands As Upwork, Debuts Slack-Like Chat Platform

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2 mentions23 hours ago
A new chapter starts today for Elance-oDesk, a platform where 4 million businesses connect with 10 million knowledge worker freelancers to fill contract jobs. More than a year after the ...

RebelMouse CEO Paul Berry Talks Publishing Platforms And Content Startups

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2 mentions17 hours ago
RebelMouse founder and CEO Paul Berry joined us at Disrupt NY to talk about how the company has evolved from its early days as a social media aggregator. “The product ...

The Shale Boom Has Already Gone Bust

3 mentions2 days ago
The meteoric rise in U.S. oil production has ended, easing a global glut and driving a rebound in crude prices from below $50 a barrel, according to crude trader and ...

Ben Carson Is Running for President. Read These 6 Stories About Him Now.

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3 mentions2 days ago
The doctor is in: Conservative darling Dr. Ben Carson officially announced that he's running for president on Sunday in interviews with TV stations in Ohio and Florida. On Monday, he's ...

Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley VCs Invest $100 Million in a Startup Elementary School

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Add an elementary school to the list of ventures attracting nine-figure sums from Silicon Valley investors. AltSchool, a chain of technology-centric private schools in San Francisco, has raised $100 million ...

This Map Shows the Freddie Gray Protests Across the Country

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6 mentions57 minutes ago
Thousands took to the streets in Baltimore earlier this week following funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, a black man who died after his spine was nearly severed while riding in ...

Why Congress Keeps Wasting Taxpayer Dollars On Abstinence-Only Education

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6 mentions18 hours ago
"Why Congress Keeps Wasting Taxpayer Dollars On Abstinence-Only Education" Protesters demonstrate against abstinence-only funding outside Philadelphia’s City Hall It didn’t take more than a series of tweets to ignite a ...

China's Crazy Stock Market, Charted

2 mentions2 days ago
Beijing Baofeng Technology - a Chinese tech company that specializes in making virtual reality headsets - has surged into the headlines thanks to a one-month share price chart that looks ...

One Disease Hits Mostly People of Color. One Mostly Whites. Which One Gets Billions In Funding?

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4 mentions2 days ago
February 12, 2009, was supposed to be a big day for Carlton Haywood Jr.: The newly minted Johns Hopkins professor was set to travel from Baltimore to New York City ...

Foursquare Targets Is B2B Pitch With Places And New Location Cloud

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2 mentions22 hours ago
Foursquare — the startup likely best known for popularising the “check-in” for users to share their locations with their social networks — has more recently been trying to make a ...

Frederick Wiseman on How to Stay in the Business of Makin

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2 mentions16 hours ago
By Eric Hynes | Indiewire Tue May 05 16:27:52 EDT 2015 At this year's Hot Docs Film Festival, North America's biggest annual documentary survey and industry powwow, something remarkable ...

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