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YouTube's head engineer reveals his 'wildest dreams' for the site

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Every minute, people around the world upload more than 300 hours of video to YouTube. Every minute.  The site has billions of videos — a wide range of content that includes surprised ...

Greece’s Divided Voters Decide on Future Path as Euro Exit Looms

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Greeks were voting Sunday on their economic future amid concern the country's banks are almost out of funds and that rejection of further austerity could push it out of the ...

UNHCR's new biometrics system helps verify 110,000 Myanmar refugees in Thailand.

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THAM HIN CAMP, Thailand, June 30 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed its roll-out of a cutting-edge system to identify Myanmar refugees in Thailand's nine border camps. Between ...

The Death Boats: A Survivor’s Tale

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Every day, I listen to stories of people fleeing for their lives, across dangerous borders and unfriendly seas to reach safety. The story of a young woman, Doaa, is so ...

About the Exhibit

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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library is presenting an exploration of the seventy key documents that have shaped the United Nations and our ...

CRISPR: Move beyond differences

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Researchers and ethicists need to see past what can seem to be gendered debates when it comes to the governance of biotechnology, says Charis Thompson. This autumn, researchers and other ...

CAR: WFP Reaches Out To Food-Insecure Families, Farmers

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The acute emergency has caused widespread disruption in C.A.R. with food production 50 percent lower in 2014 than before the crisis. Nearly a quarter of the population is in need ...

UNICEF STATISTICS

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Looking back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene monitoring, the reportprovides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990.The MDG target for drinking water was achieved in 2010 but ...

GRAPHIC: Underwater footage of tiger shark eating a turtle

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A turtle is attacked and eaten by a tiger shark in this footage shot by underwater videographer Charles Maxwell.

Pluto at Last

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Small, cold, and absurdly far away, Pluto has always been selfish with its secrets. Since its discovery in 1930, the dwarf planet has revolved beyond reach, its frosty surface a ...

Greece

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Greece is a remarkable country full of wonderful people, but along dimensions of development and governance, the place is plainly pretty fucked up. It has been fucked up that way ...

The President of Russia has signed ban on driftnet fishing

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The bill, supported by WWF, prohibits both domestic and Japanese driftnet fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Russia. The initiative for amending the law «On fishing and preservation ...

Top Ten July 4th Songs

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Not nearly enough Americans are aware that much of what the country considers our most patriotic music was created by artists and writers of decidedly left-wing sympathies. Four years ago, I ...

Started by Abolitionists in 1865, The Nation Magazine Marks 150 Years of Publishing Rebel Voices

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Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and Publisher of The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine. The Nation is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a quintuple-length, blockbuster edition of the magazine. She blogs ...

Police shootings: Distraught people, deadly results

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It was not yet 9 a.m., and Gary Page was drunk. The disabled handyman had a long history of schizophrenia and depression and, since his wife died in February, he ...

"What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ Historic Speech

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James Earl Jones, reading the words of Frederick Douglass. In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass ...

Avigdor Liberman: Haredi parties control government, Israeli society captive to extremist elements

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Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman strongly denounced on Sunday the government’s expected reversal of the conversion reforms adopted by the last government in today’s cabinet meeting. The reforms, spearheaded by ...

The Trouble With Nobel Prizes

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Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro When Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt made his infamous "trouble with girls" remark, we learned two things: As the the ...

Hillary Clinton Offers Support To Young Gay Boy in Viral Facebook Photo

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A young gay boy scared about his future shown in a Facebook photo that went viral over the weekend is receiving some love and support from Hillary Clinton. Popular Facebook ...

Report: Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held Syrian border city

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BEIRUT- The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus ...

Bobby Jindal Really, Really, Really Hates Gay Marriage

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After three courts told him he had to, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal will finally allow his administration to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. ....Jindal's administration argued it's possible ...

Despite crisis at home, Greek FM to begin 3-day visit to Israel

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Less than 24-hours after voting in Greece on a fateful referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout, Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will arrive for talks ...

Greece Referendum: Alexis Tsipras Calls for 30% Debt Haircut

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the nation’s debt will need to be cut by 30 percent, with a 20-year grace period for payment, in order to be sustainable, citing ...

Earth's most colourful creatures?

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Cephalopods are like living kaleidoscopes, able to dazzle and amaze by producing shows of colour. Biologist Richard Ross of the California Academy of Sciences’s Steinhart Aquarium believes they are the ...

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 ...

Benjamin Netanyahu: What's happening in Iran talks is a breakdown, not a breakthrough

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday expressed alarm at the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran currently taking place in Vienna.Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet ...

Breakthroughs appear in Vienna on Iran nuclear talks

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VIENNA -- Three major sticking points obstructing world powers and Iran from making an historic nuclear deal appear to have been resolved by their technical experts over the last 48 ...

Uruguay: Israeli embassy worker suspected in planting fake bomb

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Police in Uruguay named an Israeli embassy security worker as the main suspect in planting a fake bomb outside the Montevideo World Trade Center building which houses the Israeli Embassy ...

Top Israel police investigator Bracha commits suicide

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Police announced on Sunday the suicide of police National Fraud Squad head Asst.-Ch. Ephraim Bracha, 55, who had served in the police force for more than 30 years. Bracha was ...

21 Great Americans Who Aren't The Founding Fathers

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Every Fourth of July, Americans gather to celebrate, among many things, Independence Day and the Founding Fathers. America is basically obsessed with old white dudes. Just look at the money ...

We pledge allegiance to the United States of Inc.: Corporations become nation-states in Silicon Valley’s latest utopian management scheme

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During my desultory post-graduation years in San Francisco, I lived in a big duplex with three roommates. We had bands, fledging writing gigs and other financially unpromising passions, until one ...

The Combined Black Workforces of Google, Facebook, and Twitter Could Fit on a Single Jumbo Jet

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We already knew that Google, Facebook, and Twitter employed relatively few African Americans, but new details show that the gap is truly striking. All three companies have in recent weeks ...

Male Kangaroos' Arms Evolved to Pound the Crap out of Each Other

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When you look at a kangaroo or a wallaby, it’s obvious the animal is well built for bouncing around the outback. What may be less obvious is that its arms ...

Airborne spiders can sail on seas

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Spiders that travel on the wind are also adept sailors when they land on water, researchers have discovered. Morito Hayashi, a spider researcher at the Natural History Museum in London,

Jennifer Farmer

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors I love Marianne Williamson's statement, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is ...

Your brain is like a wad of paper

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A simple theory may explain the various degrees of folding seen in mammalian brains, ranging from the smooth marmoset's brain (right column, top) to the craggy human's (right column, bottom).

Obama Just Came Out Hard Against the Washington Football Team’s Racist Name

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In an irony that will surely be lost on team owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins are being kicked off their land. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told D.C. Mayor Muriel ...

Fast Food CEO Blames Low-Wage Workers for Poverty

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To be “poor” in America isn’t an identifying characteristic or a defining trait, like being forgetful or creative or tall.Ad PolicyThis article originally appeared at TalkPoverty.org.Being a low-income American comes ...

Greece Referendum: What happens if it's a “No”?

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Greek voters have received a clear message from the euro area: vote “Yes” in the July 5 bailout referendum. But Greece’s Syriza-led government is pushing the other way. What happens ...

Greeks Split Down Middle Before Bailout Referendum, Poll Shows

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Greece is divided right down the middle heading into Sunday’s referendum on European bailout proposals, portending even more upheaval for the stricken nation. A poll commissioned by Bloomberg News showed ...

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 ...

The 'jellyfish invasion' story one newspaper didn't want you to read

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TV presenter and naturalist Steve Brackshall was asked by a British newspaper to write about the ‘invasion’ of jellyfish this summer. But they didn’t like what he had to say,

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 ...

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,

WATCH: Top LGBT Legal Experts Break Down SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Look Ahead

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Three leading experts broke down the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges this week on Free Speech TV’s “Gay USA.” Co-hosts Andy Humm and Ann Northrop were joined ...

Does Bipolar Disorder Give YOU a SHORT Fuse?

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Ever wonder how many people living with bipolar disorder, live with anger and rage issues? I know for myself, I had the proverbial “Short Fuse” in my past. Yet, having ...

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 ...

Chris Chistie Really Wants Republicans to Forget his Bromance With Obama

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After a somewhat lackluster response to his announcement that he was entering the presidential race, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to be revving up his brusk, straight-talking persona in ...

Google's New Bike Plan Wants Silicon Valley to Be More Like Copenhagen

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Commuting in Silicon Valley is a drag. The big tech companies that make their homes there know that, and devote significant resources to sweetening the trip to work for their ...
 

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