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Thanksgiving Cat Blogging - 27 November 2014

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This year we have new catblogging stars, and thus new cats dreaming about the traditional turkey clipart. In case you're curious, no, I didn't pose Hilbert. This is his natural way of sleeping. Have a nice day, everyone, and please avoid doing any shopping. Tomorrow is early enough.

I'm Pretty Thankful This Year. Here's Why.

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You might not expect someone who was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago to be feeling especially thankful right now. And it's true that I'm not excited about either the cancer itself or the fairly miserable effects of the weekly chemotherapy that's treating it. Nevertheless, this episode ...

Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents

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Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared. NAIROBI, Kenya — The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13, when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi ...

It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did

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Demonstrators march through the streets on Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri, protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the August killing of teenager Michael Brown. The decision wasn’t ...

Immune system offers clues to cancer treatment

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Some bladder cancers appear susceptible to a treatment that interferes with a tumour's ability to suppress a patient's immune response. In the quest to develop personalized cancer therapies, researchers are increasingly examining an individual's immune response to cancer to find ways to tailor treatments. The shift comes with ...

We Fact Checked Aaron Sorkin's Climate Science on "The Newsroom"

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I watch too much TV drama, so I can say this with a degree of certainty: It's rare that climate change comes up. (Television news programs also contain "tepid" coverage, in general, according to watchdog group Media Matters). That's why it was so weird/exciting for this climate reporter ...

This God-Loving Public Safety Officer Wants Obama Shot

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Last week, President Barack Obama took executive action to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from immediate deportation, leading to a predictable tide of right-wing outrage. Critics denounced Obama as an emperor, an autocrat, a felon, and a potential instigator of ethnic cleansing. But a public safety officer—yes, a ...

Europe Wants To Make Its Memory Hole Global

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Europe’s privacy regulators want the right to be forgotten to go global. In a new set of guidelines agreed Wednesday in Brussels, the body representing the EU’s 28 national privacy regulators said that search engines should apply the bloc’s new right to be forgotten to all of their ...

Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay Explain Black Friday Boycot

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On Wednesday, as the Ferguson fallout generated heated conversations and riots around the country, "Fruitvale Station" director Ryan Coogler announced plans for a different approach. This Friday, Coogler, joined by "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and a number of celebrities, will take part in a movement dubbed Blackout — ...

A DISEASE SPREAD THROUGH LOVE AND SYMPATHY by United Nations Development Programme

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We arrange photo sets using an algorithm that is based on how much space is available on the screen. To change the order of your photos, drag photos up and down using the strip on the left. Changes will be saved instantly. Want to show this story on ...

The 5 Biggest Clean Energy Turkeys of 2014

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Since BuzzFeed has already captured the market for the dumbest things ever said on Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the internet, we'll stick to what we know: energy. We're a little bit more highbrow here, so we're certainly not calling the people on our 2014 turkey list ...

Physicists just discovered two new subatomic particles. Here's why that matters.

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Last week, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider — the particle accelerator used to discover the Higgs Boson in 2012 — announced that they discovered two subatomic particles, the baryons Xi_b'- and Xi_b*-. Physics might be the most complex of all scientific fields, and at times, it can be hard to explain its fundamental concepts in basic English. But with the help of Patrick Koppenburg — one of the scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) involved in this new discovery — here's a comprehensible guide to these new particles,

Obama Has Really Gotten Inside the GOP's Head

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Jeremy Peters writes in the New York Times today that the tea party has morphed from an enraged bunch of economic populists to an enraged bunch of anti-immigration zealots. And by cracky, they want Republicans to crush the tyrant Obama for his immigration insolence and they want them ...

What If Your Boss Suddenly Told You to Come to Work on Thanksgiving?

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Michelle Flores thought she had everything worked out for Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old San Francisco State junior was planning to join friends this Thursday to make pineapple-crusted ham, a family favorite. But last Friday, the Safeway where Flores works as a part-time cashier informed her that she'd be expected ...

Secretary-General Appoints Abdou Dieng of Senegal Ebola Crisis Manager for Guinea

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Abdou Dieng of Senegal as the Ebola Crisis Manager for Guinea, as part of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), succeeding Marcel Rudasingwa.In this role, Mr. Dieng will continue the Mission’s work with the Government ...

The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

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451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you. It certainly surprised me. That’s because the most popular sync and share tool in the enterprise today is not Box or even Microsoft OneDrive. It’s ...

Firefox Redesigns Its Search Interface Ahead Of Yahoo Switch

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Last week we learned that Mozilla had made a pact with Yahoo to switch Firefox’s the default search engine in to a yet-to-be launched new version of Yahoo’s Bing-powered search experience. At that time, we already noted how easy it is to switch between search engines in Firefox ...

Former FDIC Chief Sheila Bair Joins DLA Piper Law Firm

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Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., has joined DLA Piper as a senior policy adviser in the firm’s Washington office. Bair will provide strategic advice about developments in the financial markets. She will focus on DLA Piper’s international practice, the firm said today in a statement. Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Can Ron Paul and Conservative Evangelicals Save a Texas Death-Row Inmate?

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When Scott Panetti represented himself in a Texas capital murder case in 1995, wearing a purple cowboy suit and calling himself "Sarge," he called as a witness a veterinarian who once lived across the street from him. Panetti questioned the vet about the time he euthanized Little Blue,

Exactly 2 New Yorkers Voted for Taylor Swift for Governor

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One New York City voter wanted Pope Francis to be governor instead of Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Two wanted Taylor Swift. Some wanted Anthony Weiner or were wistful for Andrew's dad, Mario, who was New York's governor for 12 years. These are among the celebrities who received write-in ...

What a Thoughtful Idea! Renewable Energy Gift-giving for the Holidays

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In case you need some extra help, we here at (REW) wanted to give you some ideas for holiday gifts that you might not have thought of yourself. Below please find some ideas to inspire you to give the gift of renewables. You see, I’ve just purchased ...

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally.

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Wilson had been publicly silent since the events of August 9, when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And, even as the grand jury announced its decision not to indict him, he remained silent. He had his attorneys release a statement on his behalf. But on Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the evidence given to the grand jury, including the interview police did with Wilson in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. And so we got to read, for the first time,

Shin Bet: Hamas ring plotted attack at Jerusalem stadium

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Members of a Hamas terror ring in the West Bank, run from the organization’s headquarters in Turkey, sought to carry out an array of attacks, including in Jerusalem’s main soccer stadium and on its light rail line, the Shin Bet security service said Thursday. The Shin Bet announcement ...

16 Interesting Photos From the Ferguson Grand Jury Files

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After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, the county released a collection of documents from the grand jury proceedings. Among them were hundreds of photos from the investigation, depicting everything from the ...

Keep Kemistry Alive! by Kemistry Gallery

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London’s iconic Kemistry Gallery is facing closure. Support our pop-up 10th anniversary show and secure our future in a new home. For ten years Shoreditch’s Kemistry Gallery has been the UK’s leading exhibition space for cutting-edge graphic design, supporting and showcasing the brightest emerging talents (including Parra, UVA ...

What Cleantech Should Be Thankful For

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Greentech Media offers up the places and policies that the clean energy industry should be grateful for in 2014. According to Rick Thompson, Greentech Media's co-founder and president, it's the power that distributed generation is starting to wield: “Cleantech should be thankful that it finally has a disruptive ...

Dispatches: Hungarian Police Blame Victims in Anti-Rape Campaign

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“You are responsible. You can do something about it.” This is the message of a Hungarian police anti-rape crime prevention campaign aimed at students. In a public safety video produced by police in Baranya County and premiered on November 21, teenage girls are shown drinking, wearing revealing clothing and making out with boys, with one girl being beaten and abused at the end of each clip. The video has drawn criticism from women’s groups in Hungary and international media attention. On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of ...

(2014/11/27) Citizen Radio’s survival guide to the holidays!

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Episode #1131: Allison and Jamie continue the annual tradition of answering Maniac Mail about surviving the holidays with your families. Topics: veganism, zombies, being child-free, and the murder of Mike Brown by Darren Wilson. Upcoming live gigs: Kilstein: A People’s Guide to Comedy Dec 1 and Dec 15 ...

Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli

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A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today. Here’s what it looked like: In case you missed it, the URL slug says “Microsoft Acquires Acompli.” Microsoft declined to comment. The chance that Microsoft wrote a blog ...

How the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants built a ROV and won a national competition

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This is how it transpired. Two energetic high school computer science teachers, on a whim, decided to enter their high school, a Title I school where most of the students live in poverty, into a sophisticated underwater robotics competition sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and NASA,

Rhino horn kills

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Sorry, we don't look so hot in this browser. If you want to see us at our very best then how about upgrading? We're worth it… Buying rhino horn, means killing a rhino. It’s not just as simple as taking their horn, but instead slaying the magnificent beast ...

Investing in Innovative Ideas for a Clean Energy Future

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Bill Scanlon, NRELNovember 26, 2014|0 CommentsThe clean energy revolution is now, and the U.S. Energy Department is stepping up its commitment to help innovators commercialize their best ideas. At the recent Industry Growth Forum (IGF) in Denver, Colorado, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David ...

A 2014 Solar Industry Thanksgiving

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Tor 'Solar Fred' Valenza,UnThink SolarNovember 26, 2014|0 CommentsThere’s plenty to complain about in our solar world, but I’d like right now to take a few paragraphs to say what I’m personally thankful for in our solar industry. First, I’m thankful for every individual, business, and organization that’s ...

A Nuclear Deal With Iran Probably Won't Happen

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Over at Foreign Affairs, Aaron David Miller and Jason Brodsky run through four reasons that we failed to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by this weekend's deadline. This is the key one: An internal IAEA document that was prepared in 2009 detailed an April 1984 high-level meeting ...

6 Revelations from the Michael Brown Grand Jury Documents

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After Monday's announcement that a grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the hundreds of pages of evidence that the grand jury considered. Following are six excerpts from the documents: The St. Louis County ...

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A night of heavy hearts: Reflections on the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict

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Feministing is a labor of love and all our staff has other full-time jobs to support their work on the site. Your donation is much appreciated, and much needed. Miracle on 34th Street: Demonstrators march up New York’s Seventh Avenue in response to Monday night’s grand jury decision.

End Violence against Women - UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights ...


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The following statement was issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, in Geneva on 25 November 2014 “The Grand Jury’s decision not to charge a police officer who fatally shoot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has led to violent protests, including looting and arson. I urge all protestors to avoid violence and destruction in the wake of this decision, in accordance with the expressed wishes of Mr. Brown’s parents and with the law. People have the right to express their dismay and their disagreement ...

How To Opt Out Of Twitter’s New Thing That Tracks Which Apps You Install

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Twitter is now keeping track of which apps you have on your phone, and sending that data back to the mothership (birds nest?) Is it the worst offense in the world? Nah — they’re not exactly perusing your browsing history and sending it to your grandmother, here. But ...

EPA's Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions

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David Doniger, NRDCNovember 27, 2014|0 CommentsThe news about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) can save the power industry and its customers — us — as much as $2 to ...

Shots fired from Gaza at IDF patrol, tanks return fire

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Army patrol windshield damaged near Gaza border. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE) Shots were fired from the Gaza Strip on Thursday at an IDF vehicle patrolling the volatile border near Be'eri, the military said.IDF tanks responded by firing a shell in the direction of the source of fire.No injuries ...

So Much For The Tablet Market

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We already knew the iPad was in trouble — in Apple's last three earnings reports, iPad sales have been down from the previous year. Now, research firm IDC predicts that 2014 will be the first full year that iPad sales will decline. They're expecting total sales to be ...

Mississippi Marriage Ban Struck Down

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A federal judge today struck down Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage but put his decision on hold for 14 days, meaning gay and lesbian couples can’t marry yet and giving the state time to appeal. “Mississippi continues to change in ways its people could not anticipate even 10 ...

Reality Check: 10 Practical Applications of Illusions

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Although illusions are by definition not real, scientists are increasingly finding ways to use them to make an impact on the real world. Here are 10 practical applications that use or control illusions, from warships to virtual reality to Michelangelo's David and the Statue of Liberty. All MP3s ...

Ferguson's Grand Jury Problem

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When was the last time you heard of a grand jury decision causing a riot? Well … never. That's because grand juries are obscure relics of past practice, not designed to bear the full weight of a politically and symbolically important decision like the nonprosecution of police officer ...

Get your gobble on: Thanksgiving in Tel Aviv

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If the prospect of going on a wild-turkey-chase to gather the traditional necessities for Thanksgiving gets your feathers in a ruffle, you're in luck because a handful of venues in Tel Aviv are hosting festive dinners for American expats, lone soldiers and general revelers celebrating the holiday that ...

How oil ate the heart of North Dakota

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Nothing completes a quiet morning drinking coffee and reading the paper like a multi-part investigative saga of pollution and the fracking boom in North Dakota, and boy howdy, did The New York Times deliver this weekend. In the two-part series, investigative reporter Deborah Sontag brings up one example ...

Is Obama Trolling Republicans Over Immigration?

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Jonah Goldberg is unhappy with President Obama's immigration order, but he's not steaming mad about it. And I think this allows him to see some things a little more clearly than his fellow conservatives: ....As Robert Litan of the Brookings Institution notes, Obama "could've done all this quietly,

Mental Health Crises Online: Is Social Media a Friend or Foe?

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Peter's Facebook friends knew something was wrong months before he had a manic episode. He had been posting about expensive shopping trips and name-dropping celebrities he claimed to have partied with—seemingly out of character for the 26-year-old former dental student from Atlanta. When Peter (not his real name) ...

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