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Tim Hunt: Nobel Laureate's comments about girls and science.

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In early June, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt was asked to speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations at a science communications meeting ...

Viacom is Missing TV Viewers, Hit Shows, and Its Leader

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A half-dozen security guards stand watch outside the Vibrato Grill Jazz, a supper club in Los Angeles, as a stream of black SUVs, Bentleys, and Teslas pull up to the ...

Hillary Clinton's Emails Show She's Basically Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep"

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This week, the State Department released a large batch of the emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received (on her personal account via a private server!) when she was secretary ...

Sorry, Obama. The Founding Fathers Loved Peas

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On Wednesday, after the New York Times proposed adding peas to guacamole (what's next, mayonnaise?), President Barack Obama announced that the proper way to make guacamole is with avocado, onions,

Jim Webb Just Announced He's Running for President. Here's What You Need to Know About Him.

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At long last, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (D) is officially a candidate for president. After weeks of supposedly imminent announcements—including ones his staff may not have known about—he declared ...

BP Set To Pay Largest Environmental Fine in US History for Gulf Oil Spill

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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. BP has agreed to pay a record environmental fine of $18.7 ...

United Nations International Youth Day 2015

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The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth ...

Jobs Report Disappoints, Participation Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1977

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The addition of 223,000 jobs followed a 254,000 increase in the prior month that was less than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The U.S. labor ...

Here's the Grim Future That Awaits Greece's Babies Born in the Crisis

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A Greek, an Italian and German are born as the crisis that rattled markets from New York to Shanghai was about to unfold: Three nationalities, three very different economic fortunes.

WFP Scales Up Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine

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A mother and son receiving a WFP food voucher, distributed by NGO partner, ADRA, in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Copyright: WFP/Iuliia Korzh KIEV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today ...

The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas.

How to Make Your Dead Eagle A Legal Eagle

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In advance of Independence Day festivities, here is a strange-but-true American fact: It is a crime to be in possession of eagles and eagle parts other than for the purposes ...

Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

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Contractor was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate at the plant in Baunatal A robot has killed a contractor at one ...

UNHCR

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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections ...

Live TV

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John "Jed" York, chief executive officer of the National Football League San Francisco 49ers franchise, talks about the technological features of the team's new home, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara,

Yemen: highest emergency response level declared for six months

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The heads of UN agencies, international NGOs and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement met today to discuss the activation of the Level 3 emergency response for Yemen – the global ...

Sakyong message to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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The Sakyong, having just emerged from leading a deep retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center, wants to share with the Shambhala community the following letter he has written to Emanuel African ...

This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20

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Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless ...

Greece Is Just a Few Days Away From Unconditional Surrender to Germany

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In a letter sent on Tuesday to the creditors — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone countries — Mr. Tsipras said Greece was “prepared to ...

Why Global Solar Demand Will Be Off the Charts

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

Santorum Holding Onto Debate Stage By His Fingernails in Latest CNN Poll

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Fox News will be sponsoring the first Republican debate on August 6, and they have decided to limit the stage to the top ten candidates. The lucky winners will be ...

An Inside Look at How Hillary Clinton Plays the Media

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On Tuesday night, the State Department released some 3,000 pages of emails between Hillary Clinton and her aides during her tenure as Secretary of State. The correspondence offers a fascinating ...

Atlanta Fed Says Workers Finally Benefiting From Recovery

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Here's some potentially good news. There are various way of tracking wage growth (with or without benefits, employer survey vs. worker survey, nonsupervisory vs. everyone, etc.), and the Atlanta Fed ...

UNHCR urges Hungary not to amend its asylum system in a rush, ignoring international standards

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The UN refugee agency is deeply concerned about a set of proposals to amend Hungary’s asylum act that have been put forward this week to the Hungarian parliament for debate.

Sorry, Liberals, But the Roberts Court Is Still Conservative

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There's no denying it: Last week was a great one for liberals. On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected challenges that would have gutted two of the most important progressive laws ...

Did Jeb Bush's Campaign and Super-PAC Cross the Line on Coordination?

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Jeb Bush officially declared that he was seeking the presidency two weeks ago, yet political observers have assumed he made the decision long ago and may have remained a shadow ...

Exclusive: Impact Partners to Launch Emerging Documentary

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By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire Thu Jul 02 13:46:54 EDT 2015 Impact Partners, the leading financier and executive producer of documentary film, will launch a new annual Emerging Documentary Producers ...

The Job Creators America Is Keeping Out

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Here's a name for you to remember: Yet-Ming Chiang. It's the name of an American hero. Yet-Ming Chiang is a professor of materials science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Materials ...

UNHCR

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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Increased fighting in Libya since the start of the year had led to almost a doubling in the number of displaced people in the country ...

Why does UN hire G4S, accomplice to Israeli torture?

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Ryvka Barnard and Riya Hassan The Electronic Intifada 2 July 2015 Palestinian human rights groups urge Ban Ki-moon to end the UN’s contracts with G4S. While Israel increases its use ...

Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma

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Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence. The fully programmable Nao robot has been used to experiment with machine ethics. In ...

Key Greek Referendum Debt Document Mistranslated

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Greek voters having to decide whether to approve or reject two documents from creditors face an additional challenge: the translation from English. One of the documents, titled “preliminary debt sustainability ...

How Buildings Turned Into Instant Rainbows for Gay Marriage

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The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin has at times lit its distinctive ring-shaped facade to celebrate the Fourth of July or raise awareness for breast cancer. Putting ...

ADP Says Companies in U.S. Add 237,000 Workers to Payrolls

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Companies in the U.S. added 237,000 workers to payrolls in June, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed Wednesday. The median projection of 44 economists surveyed ...

Greece Compromise Bid Faces Resistance as Trust Fades

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled he’s ready to end his standoff with creditors as the country gets a taste of financial meltdown. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s dominant leader,

Jeb Bush Made Millions But Gave Little to Charity

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Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday evening. So how much did he give to charity over the years? Not that much. Between 2003 and 2013, Bush ...

Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls

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The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were overjoyed last month when they learned they'd received a $100,000 donation that could send 500 girls to camp. But the celebratory mood soon ...

The Sea Route to Europe

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A large majority of the thousands of people who made dangerous sea journeys across the Mediterranean into Europe in the first six months of 2015 were fleeing war, conflict or ...

I Just Took the Controversial Drug Used for the Death Penalty. Here's What It Was Like.

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This was a few weeks ago, and I was joking—nervously—with a nurse who had just plopped down a vial of midazolam on the table next to me, prompting a minor ...

The crisis in non-fiction publishing

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When it comes to high-calibre non-fiction, risk-averse trade publishing houses are producing too many copycat ‘smart thinking’ books that promise more than they deliver. But praise should be given to ...

A shruggie-shaped heat wave is roasting England, France and Spain

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A weather pattern that resembles an atmospheric version of the shruggie — ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — is directing furnace-like heat toward Spain, France and England on Wednesday, with high temperatures near 40 ...

The Nobel Prize Is Bad And We Should Feel Bad

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The Nobel Prizes are not the final say in good science, and Nobel laureates are not necessarily the best scientists — much less the wisest human beings. It’s easy to ...

GOP 2016 Candidate Courting Black Voters Meets With Guy Who Says Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves

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Rand Paul is notable among the nearly 20 GOP presidential candidates for his stated desire to reach out to African American voters, but Paul might have stumbled on that front ...

“The erotics of books are alive and well”: Jonathan Galassi on his new novel

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You don’t have to work in publishing to enjoy Jonathan Galassi’s debut novel, Muse, a story that draws a lot from the writer’s own experience. Galassi is the publisher of ...

US Solar Electricity Production 50% Higher Than Previously Thought

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

Phoenix not dinosaur

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Uta Frith at an Ada Lovelace Day editathon in the Royal Society. Image credit: Katie Chan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Little did I know that, having just started as chair of ...

A walk in the park increases poor research practices and decreases reviewer critical thinking

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Or so i’m going to claim because science is basically about making up whatever qualitative opinion you like and hard-selling it to a high impact journal right? Last night a ...

Israel arrests Palestinian archbishop during peaceful protest

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Greek Orthodox Archbishop Theodosios (Atallah) Hanna during a visit with released Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Khalaf in occupied East Jerusalem, 1 January 2014. Israel arrested a prominent Palestinian Christian leader on ...

Hardest Speech: Lawmakers Now Speaking Out About Own Abortions

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some political careers, there comes a moment when you must stand up and say something you never wanted to say. For Ohio state representative Teresa Fedor, that moment came this ...

YouTube Brings 60fps Video Streams To Its Android And iOS Apps

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Over the last few months, Google’s YouTube launched both 60fps video on the desktop and — later — for live video streams. Starting today, you can also watch the service’s ...
 

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