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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 ...

The Research Pirates of the Dark Web

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There’s a battle raging over whether academic research should be free, and it’s overflowing into the dark web. Most modern scholarly work remains locked behind paywalls, and unless your computer ...

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 ...

United Nations in Sri Lanka

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, concluding his four day visit to Sri Lanka, delivered a media statement at an end of mission press conference held ...

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 ...


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The updated guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection provide advice on how the ICT industry can help promote safety for children using the Internet or any technologies or devices ...

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 ...

Clinton's Loss to Sanders Exposes Weakness of Message—and Messenger

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Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire drubbing by Bernie Sanders probably won't cost her the nomination, but serves as an embarrassing reminder of Clinton’s weaknesses as a candidate, her oft-muddled message and ...

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 ...

Deutsche Bank Will Have Government Backing If Needed, Mack Says

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Deutsche Bank AG’s status as Germany’s biggest lender should give investors confidence in its ability to pay interest on debt, said John Mack, the former chief executive officer of Morgan ...

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 ...

How Low Can Central Banks Go? JPMorgan Reckons Way, Way Lower

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There are “no limits” to how far central banks can ease monetary policy. That’s a recent declaration of both European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Bank of Japan Governor ...

Ben Stiller

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Actor Ben Stiller took time out of his schedule to visit refugee families during a recent visit to Berlin. The families, who had left their homes with just the bags ...

Refugee crisis: 35 die off Turkish coast

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At least 35 people have died after two boats carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast, according to reports. The Turkish coastguard said 24 drowned when a boat capsized in ...

Deutsche Bank Said in Early Stages of Mulling Bond Buyback

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Deutsche Bank AG is considering buying back some of its bonds, potentially countering this month’s selloff over concern that Germany’s biggest bank will struggle to make payments on its riskiest ...

Syria's lost generation failing to get an education

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The rise of Donald Trump is a terrifying moment in American politics

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On Monday, Donald Trump held a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he merrily repeated a woman in the crowd who called Ted Cruz a pussy. Twenty-four hours later Donald ...

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 ...

Laura Poitras Has a New Way to Explore American Surveillance

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The Oscar-winning filmmaker has a new way of exploring the dark themes throughout her work: a new exhibit at the Whitney Museum. We paid her a visit. 00000152-c715-d79d-a173-f79f2b670000 READ MORE: ...

Bernie Sanders and the question of Palestine

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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 ...

Footage shows pilot whale drowned by hunters as pod is killed in Japan

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Thrashing around in the blood of their family members and slaughtered by 'wealthy' hunters - this is the fate of thousands of pilot whales and dolphins in Japan's infamous killing ...

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 ...

What’s Love Got to Do With Green Sea Turtles and Fish?

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Yellow tangs and lined bristletooth fish—the small yellow and black fish shown cleaning the green sea turtle in this photo, taken off the coast of Hawaii—are two types of surgeonfish.

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 ...

Southern Israel mob figure sentenced in prison smuggling case

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A reputed mob boss from Southern Israel was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to bribing a prison guard to smuggle him contraband on repeated ...

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 ...

Arctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Low After Unusually Warm January

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January Arctic sea ice extent was the lowest in the satellite record, attended by unusually high air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean and a strong negative phase of the Arctic ...

GOP Candidates Compete Over Who Will Commit Most War Crimes Once Elected

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At a rally in New Hampshire on Monday night, Donald Trump was criticizing Ted Cruz for having insufficiently endorsed torture – Cruz had said two nights earlier that he would ...

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 ...

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 ...

Erekat: Netanyahu's plan to surround Israel with fences like South African 'Bantustan' system

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Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat strongly condemned statements sounded on Tuesday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the need to erect a fence that will surround Israel, Palestinian media reported ...

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 ...

Syrian opposition to Obama: Stop Putin from killing our children

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The Saudi-backed opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday called on the United States to act more forcefully to stop Russia's bombing of their positions.Asked if the opposition would ...

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 ...

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