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Flies reared in the dark for 60 years give up their genetic secrets

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On 11 November 1954, Japanese ecologist Syuiti Mori placed a dark cloth over a captive colony of fruit flies and began one of evolutionary biology's longest-running lab experiments. Sixty-one years ...

The sexual misconduct case that has rocked anthropology

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On a cold evening last March, as researchers descended upon St. Louis, Missouri, for the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), a dramatic scene unfolded at ...

A Camouflage Clothing Line Wants to Be Lululemon for Hunters

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Killing a Canadian mountain sheep is a little like climbing Everest. It’s expensive and arduous and typically involves terrible weather. Clothing is critical, but hunters can’t wear the garish, down-stuffed ...

American Pharoah’s Second Life as a $200k-a-Night Stud

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The world’s fastest horse could earn more in the shed than he made on the track. The verb to use in polite company is “cover.” The stud covers the mare.

IT IS TIME: My personal journey from harassee to guardian

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Today’s guest post is by Dr. Rebecca Rogers Ackermann, a biological anthropologist at the University of Cape Town. Dr. Ackermann’s story accompanies this article, out today in Science. When I ...

One Humanity, Shared Responsibility

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Photo credits Slide 1: SOMALIA, Gangale/UNICEF Slide 3, first: HAITI, Marco Dormino/UNICEF/UN Photo Slide 3, second: SYRIA, Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/IRIN Slide 4: Ban Ki-Moon, Mark Garten/UN Photo Slide 11: PAKISTAN, Warrick ...

Party, Gender, Whiskey: How Campaigns Place Ads to Reach New Hampshire Voters

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A who prefers , has in the house, goes to church , consumes media mostly on and graduated from . A political firm thinks this New Hampshire voter might watch ...

After 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka still in 'early stages of renewal' – UN rights chief

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9 February 2016 – After nearly 30 years of conflict and acrimony that not only cost tens of thousands of lives but also eroded vital components of the State, Sri ...

A Skeptic Infiltrates a Cruise for Conspiracy Theorists

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Say you’re not one to believe the mainstream media. Maybe you think climate change is an elaborate hoax or the medical community is trying to hide the myriad dangers of ...

UN World Food Programme

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Use of basic health services drastically reduced at the height of the Ebola outbreak. The population was hesitant to approach the health centres due to fears of either contacting Ebola ...

Help is a phone call away for displaced Yemenis

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Text size| | | News Stories, 5 February 2016 © UNHCR/A.AlsayaghiA new call centre in Sana'a provides an essential bridge between Yemenis and the humanitarian community. SANA'A, Yemen, Feb 5 ...

Public Markets Are Sending Some Ominous Signals to Private Tech Companies

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After years of rapidly growing valuations and additions to the "Unicorn" club, a number of private companies have seen their valuations take dramatic cuts. From Foursquare Labs Inc. raising funds ...

World's Negative-Yielding Bond Pile Tops $7 Trillion: Chart

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More than $7 trillion of government bonds offered yields below zero globally as of Monday, making up about 29 percent of the Bloomberg Global Developed Sovereign Bond Index. The total ...

Guillain–Barré syndrome

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Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks their peripheral nerves. People of all ages can be affected, but it is more common in adults ...

Silicon Valley Techies Give More to Republicans Than You Think

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Engineers and other staffers at some of Silicon Valley’s biggest technology companies are leaning more Republican than you might think. As the presidential race got rolling last year, employees from ...


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Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages. Approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological ...

UNHCR Statement on the Situation in Turkey

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Text size| | | Press Releases, 9 February 2016 Geneva/ Ankara, 9 February 2015 – UNHCR expresses its gratitude for the generosity shown by the Turkish authorities and people towards ...

Why You Can't Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home

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Cockroaches get everywhere. There they are, somehow, against all odds, in that room that looked to be totally sealed from the outside world, in that cupboard you swore was tightly ...

UN Agencies Warn Of Escalating Food Crisis In South Sudan

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Drought In Ethiopia: 10 Million People In Need Sierra Leone: Moms And Their Babies Are Returning To The Health Centres University of Notre Dame Students Fighting Hunger

IEA Raises Estimate of Surplus Oil Supply on Higher OPEC Output

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The global oil surplus will be bigger than previously estimated in the first half, increasing the risk of further price losses, as OPEC members Iran and Iraq bolster production while ...

Natural History Museums Are Teeming With Undiscovered Species

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In the darkness of the Akeley Hall of Mammals, swarms of kids gawk at beautifully staged dioramas of Africa’s wildlife. The stuffed safari, nestled in the American Museum of Natural ...

Deutsche Bank Says Reserves Sufficient for AT1 Coupons in 2017

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Deutsche Bank AG, seeking to reassure investors about its ability to pay coupons on its riskiest debt, said it has sufficient payment capacity this year and next, backed in part ...

Hillary Clinton Says Bernie Sanders Took Wall Street Money Too

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Youth empowerment

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In response to the worldwide phenomenon of young men and women calling for meaningful civic, economic, social and political participation, UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 recognizes the involvement of young men ...

Read the Very Personal Letter That Got 'Room' Director Lenny Abrahamson His Oscar-Nominated Gig

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Published for the first time, now you can read the director's passionate pitch that landed him an Oscar nomination. 00000152-ae20-d150-aff6-ef7d0f400000 READ MORE: How Lenny Abrahamson Beat Out the Rest of ...

Here's What Executives Say About Possibility of U.S. Recession

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Executives across corporate America are being asked for their views on whether a recession is in the offing. Growth in the U.S. decelerated to a 0.7 percent annualized rate in ...

SolarCity on Building and Operating a 21st-Century Power Grid

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All it takes is massive institutional change in the way we value DERs and design the utility. All it takes is massive institutional change in the way we value DERs ...

Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline

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Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over alleged imminent plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline. And while its CEO has confirmed ...

Inside the Oscar Nominees Lunch

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150 nominees were at the Beverly Hilton for the annual class photo. 00000152-c354-d79d-a173-f3deebac0000 The Academy Nominees lunch is always a convivial way for Oscar nominees to relax (while they work ...

As Governor Unveils Next Year’s Budget, This Year’s Gridlock Is Still Crushing His Schools

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In a speech Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) will lay out his vision for the 2016-17 fiscal year. It’s a normal political act with one large, abnormal feature lurking ...

Negative Rates Seen as Option for Fed as BOJ, ECB Pave the Way

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Global central banks have opened the door to negative U.S. interest rates, in Wall Street’s view. After the Bank of Japan cut some rates below zero last month to spur ...

54th Session of the Commission for Social Development

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The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) will take place in New York from 3 to 12 February 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under ...

A High-Stakes Contest to 'Reinvent' Paris Fails to Impress

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The huge “Reinventing Paris” competition was the sort of opportunity most cities are lucky to get once in a generation. Launched by Paris City Hall last year, the contest picked ...

Another Dynasty Shaken as Oil Crash Tests Azeri Leader's Rule

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For Azerbaijan, plunging foreign reserves and two currency devaluations last year provided a stern test for the energy-reliant nation. For its long-time leader, the economic and political challenges are just ...

The Road From Paris: How to Finance a Trillion-Dollar Climate Change Transition

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The Road From Paris: How to Finance a Trillion-Dollar Climate Change Transition This article originally appeared on Greentech Media Pulling the world back from the brink of catastrophic climate change ...

Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store

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Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers from the Google Play store – a move which had seen the company pulling apps like Adblock Fast ...

Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers

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More than 1 in 5 people who visit Wired Magazine’s website use ad-blocking software. Starting Feb. 16, the magazine will give those readers a choice: stop blocking ads, pay to ...

Teaching Urban Planning to Pre-Schoolers

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:00am PST by James Brasuell Pete Sullivan An experiment involving colorful Legos, big pictures, and "Where Things Are From Near to Far."My excitement started to ...

Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

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Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it’s ...

Fed May Lack Legal Authority for Negative Rates: 2010 Fed Memo

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The Federal Reserve may not have the legal authority to set negative interest rates in the U.S., according to a 2010 staff memo that was posted late last month on ...

One Chart That Shows the Dramatic Repricing of Fed Expectations So Far This Year

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The year 2016 has been characterized by rising volatility, selloffs in markets all around the world, and growing concern about the state of the economy. So naturally, there's been a ...

The Phone Companies People Actually Love

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Robert Arnold, 68, worked for AT&T for 35 years, testing phone lines and cables for its TV service. While he worked there, he used his employer’s cell plan. After retiring,

Jefferies Strategist: The ECB and the BoJ Need to Go Way Bigger for Their Easing to Work

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The Bank of Japan and European Central Bank are pumping roughly $70 billion into the financial system each month, yet global markets are sputtering, inflation is low, and economic momentum ...

Republicans Suddenly Realize Anti-Choice Politics Can Be Toxic

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CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE—After a year of trashing on Planned Parenthood and the defenders of reproductive rights, suddenly contenders for the Republican presidential nomination are trying to advance their candidacies by ...

Traders Going for Exit Target Greece, Sending Stocks to 1990 Low

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As the global market rout deepens, Greek assets are again the ones that are suffering the most. The nation’s stocks are back to being the biggest decliners of the year ...

Greek Bank Woes Intensify in 2016 as Shares Sink by Half: Chart

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Greek banks have plunged by more than 55 percent this year, as uncertainty over yet another stalled bailout review weighs on the country’s economic recovery prospects. That’s bad news for ...

CognitiveLogic Raises $3M To Help Enterprises Pool Big Data While Keeping Privacy Intact

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DataSift made a name for itself as a company that took large unstructured datasets — such as anonymised firehoses from social media services like Facebook (and previously, Twitter) and ordered ...

Facebook Ordered To Stop Tracking Non-Users In France

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Yet more privacy problems for Facebook in Europe. Now the French data protection authority, the CNIL, has issued the company with a formal notice to get its house in order ...

Big turnout is expected at a showdown over the Coastal Commission chief's future

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For more than four decades, the California Coastal Commission has policed land use and preserved public access along more than 1,100 miles of shoreline — some of the most valuable ...

Shark nets used at most beaches do not protect swimmers, research suggests

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The shark nets used at most beaches might make you feel safer, but they do nothing to reduce your chance of being attacked, according to a new analysis of data.

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