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Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle

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The power of anonymous comments—and the liability of those who make them—is at the heart of a possible legal battle embroiling PubPeer, an online forum launched in October 2012 for anonymous, postpublication peer review. A researcher who claims that comments on PubPeer caused him to lose a tenured ...

The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm v0-7 And Beyond

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Editor’s note: Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, which is focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. The “practice of medicine” developed through tradition, and the experiential evolution of best practices with small-scale medical research studies can be ...

National Voter Registration Day 2014

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It's up to you to get your friends and family involved in the democratic process. Share National Voter Registration Day via your favorite social media channel now! Inform the people in your circle by contacting them directly via your email. Click on the button below to get started!

The Heartwarming Story of Arab Support for Our Bombing Campaign

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Speaking of things to remain skeptical of, the very top of the list certainly has to include the news that our staunch allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Jordan participated in yesterday's airstrikes in Syria: A U.S. official said that all five Arab countries were ...

NYC Park to Singapore Labs Go Underground in Space Hunt

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A visitor walks down an illuminated ramp inside cavern 5 at JTC Corp.'s Jurong Rock Caverns (JRC) storage facility on Jurong Island in Singapore. The first underground oil storage in southeast Asia, unveiled this month, frees space three times the size of New York’s Grand Central Station for ...

UN Climate Summit: Ban Ki-moon Final Summary

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These new front pages and focus sections capture news of climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe. To provide feedback, email us at At the end of the Climate Summit in New ...

This Supreme Court Case Will Decide Whether Companies Can Treat Pregnant Women Like Crap

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It's a rare day when pro-choice activists, anti-abortion diehards, and evangelical Christians all file briefs on the same side of a Supreme Court case. But that's what happened recently when the National Association of Evangelicals, Americans United for Life, Democrats for Life of America, and the National Women's ...

Kris Kobach Wants Immigrants to Self-Deport. Now Voters May Send Him Packing.

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Republican Kris Kobach has managed to established an outsized persona for only being a one-term secretary of state in Kansas. Kobach became a national liberal scourge after he won office in 2010. He loaned out his services to help governors in Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia craft anti-immigration legislation,

Is This Deep-Fried Yam Chef the Future of Texas Politics?

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Milton Whitley’s gift to Texas was called twisted yam on a stick. You take a yam, cut it into a spiral, deep fry it, cover it in butter, smother it in sugar, coat it in cinnamon, eat. Is it healthy? Of course it's healthy—yam is a superfood. The ...

Turn left on Lampshade: East Jerusalem streets get innocuous names - National Israel News

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“Safety, prosperity and justice” may sound like a holiday greeting, but actually refers to three newly named streets in the predominantly Arab section of East Jerusalem. Your talkback has been submitted successfully. If selected for publication, it will appear as soon as possible on Diplomacy and Defense ...

New California Law Cuts Solar-Permitting Red Tape

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A new law that could help scrub cost from solar inspection, interconnection and permitting was just signed by Calif. Gov. Brown. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2188, making California one of the first states in the U.S. to streamline permitting and inspection for small residential solar ...

Why Is Box Taking So Long To Pull IPO Trigger?

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On March 24th, Box filed for its long-awaited IPO and went into the dreaded quiet period. It’s been over six months now since Box filed its S-1 form, signaling it would look for $250 million in its public offering. Prior to the announcement, Box was one of the ...

Transforming the Power Grid: Lessons From Germany and Japan

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According to German transmission operators, storage is still too expensive and transmission remains a lower-cost option. Is grid-scale energy storage the key to a renewable energy future? Brookings fellow John Banks, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown, says no. The Brookings Institution has stepped up efforts ...

Jaguars Remembering Your Anniversary Signal Smarter Cars

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In two years, your Jaguar will be able to recognize you, predict how warm you’d like your seat on a rainy fall day and prompt you to swing by the florist on an anniversary. Close In two years, your Jaguar will be able to recognize you, predict how ...

Bandits Steal Berlin IPhone Cash, Showing Payment Hurdle

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If bandits rob banks because that’s where the money is, then it makes sense to hold up an Apple Store in Germany on the day after a new iPhone is released -- because that’s where the cash is. Late Saturday afternoon, with would-be iPhone buyers still queuing in ...

Washington Post announces cuts to employees’ retirement benefits

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The Washington Post announced large cuts in retirement benefits on Tuesday, declaring that it would eliminate future retirement medical benefits and freeze defined-benefit pensions for nonunion employees. The company also said that in negotiations that started Tuesday, it will seek to impose the same conditions on employees covered ...

Folio: 100 Awards Luncheon

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On October 21, 2014 at the Folio: 100 Awards Luncheon during the MediaNext Conference at the Marriott Marquis, Folio: will salute the magazine and media industry's most innovative entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers. From content connoisseurs to dynamic disruptors, marketing masters, revenue generators, and visionaries—the Folio: 100 intersects consumer,

China Manufacturing Gauge Tops Estimates in Support for Growth

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An employee monitors machinery used to adhere components to smartphone circuit boards in a manufacturing facility at ZTE Corp.'s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. A pullback in manufacturing adds pressure on the government to boost stimulus. Close An employee monitors machinery used to adhere components to smartphone circuit boards ...

Attacks on abortion, voting, follow similar paths

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The laws sound innocuous, even boring. Requiring photo identification to vote, or hospital credentials to perform an abortion. Changing building requirements for clinics, or schedules for elections. But seen together, state measures that have swept the nation in recent years restricting access to voting and to abortion could ...

Emma Watson Explains Why Feminism Has Nothing to Do With "Man-Hating"

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Speaking at the United Nations headquarters this past weekend, actress Emma Watson delivered a moving speech on the importance of gender equality, explaining why feminism is a crucial issue for everyone, not just the ladies. "The more I've spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting ...

Mobile Wallet Laughingstock Clinkle Finally Launches To Let You Pay Friends And Earn “Treats”

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After 17 months of jokes about vaporware college payments startup Clinkle, its iOS and Android apps finally launched today at a few colleges. Clinkle lets you pay friends, get a pre-paid Visa, and earn gifts like Baskin-Robbins ice cream for buying stuff with your Clinkle card. Its “big ...

Expa Brings On Hooman Radfar, AddThis Founder, As San Francisco EIR

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Expa, a startup studio with $50 million in funding and led by Garrett Camp, is today welcoming a new member to the team. Hooman Radfar, founder and Chairman of AddThis, is coming on board the team to bring his expertise in big data and web services to the ...

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A one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh.

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I’m assuming the phrase “staging” came out of the theatre world, but it’s equally at home (and useful) in the movie world, since the term (roughly defined) refers to how all the various elements of a given scene or piece are aligned, arranged, and coordinated. In movies the ...

Who's Going to Pay For the Latest Iraq War?

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Andrew Sullivan wonders why fiscal conservatives aren't asking some searching questions about the cost of the ISIS campaign: The ISIS campaign is utterly amorphous and open-ended at this point — exactly the kind of potentially crippling government program Republicans usually want to slash. It could last more than ...

It's Time For Kansas to Rejoin the Real World

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The Republican governor of Kansas has pauperized his state in order to fund tax cuts for the rich, while the Republican Secretary of State is busily trying to game the midterm ballot to ensure the reelection of the current Republican senior senator. I'd think this was a parody ...

Providing Emergency Contraception to Sexual Assault Survivors

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Emergency contraception (EC) is a time-sensitive FDA-approved form of contraception that prevents pregnancy. Timely access to EC is particularly important for survivors of sexual assault. Providing EC to survivors is an integral component of a comprehensive medical response to sexual assault – failure to provide EC as an ...

Everyone Please Calm Down About the White House Jumper

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In response to the fence-jumper who got inside the White House before being apprehended, the Secret Service is considering the possibility of creating a larger "buffer zone" around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: One proposal is to keep people off the sidewalks around the White House fence and create several ...

Manhattan is less dense today than it was in 1910

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Manhattan had more tall buildings in 2010 than it did in 1910, but as this very cool map from Brandon Fuller shows it also had much less residential density: Some of this reflects the expansion of the midtown office district, which crowded out residential housing. But most of ...

How the Koch Network Exploited the Veterans Affairs Crisis

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Captain Pete Hegseth, right, and Captain Flagg Youngblood, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 1, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) As the scandal over waiting lists at Veterans Affairs hospitals exploded earlier this year,

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It’s On Us to go beyond ‘It’s On Us’

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The White House’s flashy new bystander intervention campaign, It’s On Us, makes sexual assault sound a lot like a bad thunderstorm — unfortunate, inevitable, striking seemingly out of nowhere, and devoid of human agents. The solution, then, is easy and comfortable: “Identify situations in which [a-tornado-I-mean-sexual-assault] may occur” ...

News Releases

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced they have introduced the Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014. The legislation would require any hospital receiving federal funding under Medicare or Medicaid to provide survivors of sexual assault with accurate and unbiased information about emergency contraception (EC) and promptly provide EC if the patient so requests it. In addition, hospitals must provide these services to survivors of sexual assault regardless of their ability to pay.

Fraud found by reading between the lines

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Two kinds of deception were a hot topic on social media — the linguistics of fraud and the art of self-delusion. Scientists have found a linguistic signature in fradulent papers by social psychologist Diederik Stapel. A PLoS ONE paper on language patterns in fraudulent papers has sparked social-media ...

Another Giga Plant Underway: SolarCity Strikes a Deal With New York for Solar Manufacturing Plant

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In the aftermath of a climate march that brought 400,000 people into the streets of New York City, many are asking whether yet another demonstration, even one so large, was really all that effective. The politics certainly won’t change on a national level. But New York State is ...

Let it rip! When fart jokes were comedy’s last taboo

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Topics: Books, flatulence, george carlin, jonathan swift, Mel Brooks, Blazing Saddles, excerpts, Farts, Editor's Picks, Innovation News, Life News Like movies, jokes exist at different levels of naughtiness, and till recently those levels were surprisingly distinct and well defined—something I realized in researching this guide, as I noticed ...

UN Secretary-General walks in historic People's Climate March

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21 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told what is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, that there is no “Plan B” for action as there is no “Planet B.”

Op-ed: My Bi Choice

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I was interviewing to become the editorial assistant at a magazine I had not only read fairly regularly but had written about four months earlier in my undergrad senior thesis: The Advocate. And I said nothing about being queer during the interview. I knew I wasn't straight, and ...

Jewish fraternity “fearmongering” against campus Palestine activists

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A fraternity with dozens of chapters on campuses across the United States has sent an email to its members insinuating that actions by Palestine solidarity activists planned for today may include violence against Jews. The email from Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT), which describes itself as “the world’s first ...

The UN's New York climate summit is guilty of a major sin of omission

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Despite a key role in cutting emissions, the ocean is completely absent from Ban Ki-moon’s climate meeting for world leaders On Tuesday, the UN headquarters in New York is hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change. It is an enormously important event, intended ...

This Afghan Policewoman Died Fighting the Taliban. Now Right-Wingers Are Desecrating Her Photo.

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Malalai Kakar was a police officer in Afghanistan. She was also a mother of six, a feminist, and a fearsome threat to the Taliban, who gunned her down in 2008. You would know some of Kakar's story if you'd come across Lana Šlezic's captivating photography of women in ...

Mexico Sets Latin America Standard 20 Years After Crisis

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Mexico is close to rivaling Chile as a Latin American standard for creditworthiness as more investors anticipate that President Enrique Pena Nieto will deliver on his promises for economic growth. Their conviction stems from the constitutional changes pushed through by the 48-year-old president, from opening Mexico’s oil industry ...

Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, WHO Says in Dire New Forecast

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A burial team wearing protective clothing retrieves the body of a 60-year-old Ebola victim from his home near Monrovia, Liberia, on Aug. 17, 2014. World Health Organization researchers issued a dire new forecast for the Ebola epidemic Tuesday, one that sees 20,000 cases by November. And 70 percent ...

3quarksdaily: The Winners of the 3QD Science Prize 2014

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Thousands of Hong Kong students 'grasp destiny' in demand for democracy

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation's determination to challenge the Chinese Communist Party. Dressed in white and wearing yellow ribbons, students from ...

Yemen: Provide Whereabouts of ‘Disappeared’ Activist

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(Sanaa) – Yemeni authorities should urgently provide information on the whereabouts of a forcibly disappeared southern movement activist, Human Rights Watch said today, following a letter to the interior minister on September 17, 2014, which received no response. The authorities should provide Khaled al-Junaidi, 42, immediate access to his lawyer and family members.On August 31, apparent members of Yemen’s Special Security Forces (formerly known as Central Security Forces) seized al-Junaidi in the southern port city of Aden, witnesses told Human Rights Watch. Local authorities have indicated that al-Junaidi is in ...

Saudi Arabia: End Arbitrary Detention

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(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia should immediately make public the legal basis for detaining hundreds of people, and reveal what steps it is taking to end the practice of arbitrary detention, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef Al Sa`ud.One person held arbitrarily is Fadi Musallam, 27, a Jordanian mathematics professor arrested in March 2014 but not charged. Saudi authorities should immediately release Musallam, or charge him if they have evidence he committed a recognizable crime, Human Rights Watch said.“King Abdullah has poured millions ...

Ohio’s Solar Market Stalls After Legislators Freeze the State’s Renewable Energy Law

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By the time Ohio’s energy law freeze took effect last week, the new law had already caused a significant setback for the state’s solar energy sector. Ohio’s market for solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) dropped dramatically after Senate Bill 310 passed this spring and has not rebounded since.

Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary

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For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Aviary offers a software development kit to developers who want to add photo-editing capabilities to their apps. (Aviary has also created apps of its own, which it says have been downloaded 100 million times, as well as options for ...

Google Chairman: ALEC Is 'Lying' About Climate Change And Funding Them Was A 'Mistake'

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Google’s controversial decision to fund the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a “mistake,” company chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Monday, saying the group is spreading harmful lies about global warming and “making the world a much worse place.” In an interview on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Schmidt ...

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