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INTERVIEW: UN information technology chief believes all girls should aspire to be ‘geeks’

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10 February 2016 – Atefah “Atti” Riazi, the Chief Information Technology Officer of the United Nations, carries the following items in her handbag at all times – a screwdriver set,

The Adult Diaper Market Is About to Take Off

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Thanks to the endless determination of parents to keep baby bottoms dry, Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies diapers brand has become a global powerhouse, with billions of dollars in annual sales. But the ...

Bear Market Descends on Global Stocks

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The yearlong decline in global equities that started with a selloff in energy became a full-blown bear market Thursday as a rout in bank shares extended losses in the broadest ...

Oil Is the Cheap Date From Hell

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It’s scary out there. The rout in the stock market that began around Jan. 1 took a turn for the worse early this month. By Feb. 10 the Standard & ...

The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism

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In one of his sketches, comedian Eddie Izzard talks about how English speakers see bilingualism: “Two languages in one head? No one can live at that speed! Good lord, man.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016

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The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underlines the power of science as a driver for human rights and dignity, poverty eradication and the protection of the planet. On this ...

Naturejobs Career Expo San Francisco

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The Naturejobs Career Expo 2016, hosted for the first time in San Francisco, offers talented researchers an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse selection of national and international employers from ...

The Link Between Neanderthal DNA and Depression Risk

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Modern humans originated in Africa, and started spreading around the world about 60,000 years ago. As they entered Asia and Europe, they encountered other groups of ancient humans that had ...

The human cost of the hottest year on record

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11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new ...

The Mining Industry Makes Oil Giants Look Great

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When you find yourself in a hole, the saying goes, stop digging. A simple lesson that arguably has bypassed a mining industry that’s wiped out more than $1.4 trillion of ...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February

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Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global ...

Yellen Says Fed Evaluating Possibility of Negative Rates in U.S.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed was taking another look at negative interest rates as a potential policy tool if the U.S. economy faltered, after central banks in ...

New Peer-Support Service Accessible to Spanish-Speaking Survivors

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Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. (February 10, 2016) – A brand-new peer-support service is available today as part of RAINN’s commitment to supporting Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault.

Meet the Robin Hood of Science

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1 2 3 4 9-PART PLAYLIST The world is a funny place. The careful observation and wit of a comedian can bring touching lessons from life's most absurd moments. Here ...

How Did I Get Here? Brad Smith

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How Did I Get Here? Chief executive officer and chairman, Intuit Education Ceredo-Kenova High School, Kenova, W.Va., class of 1982 U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1982–83 Marshall University, Huntington,

Forget the Great Recession—Welcome to the ‘Great Repricing’

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Six and a half years removed from the Great Recession, we’re now in the midst of the “Great Repricing.” That’s what David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist for Gluskin Sheff ...

Women in the context of microcephaly and Zika virus disease

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Should pregnant women be concerned about Zika virus disease? Although symptoms associated with Zika are generally mild, a possible association has been observed between the unusual rise of Zika cases ...

The Science Byline Counting Project: Where Are the Women—and Where Are They Not?

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At a presentation of the National Association of Science Writers in 2013, Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author (and now director of Knight Science Journalism at MIT), showed a ...

These Scientists Saw Zika Coming. Now They’re Fighting Back

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“Do you want to see Zika?” Robert Tesh asked the question not ten minutes after I stepped into his office. He whisked me next door to his lab and pulled ...

How Tech Startup Founders Are Hacking Immigration

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Standing under fluorescent lights at a San Francisco hospital, employees of Medisas Inc. were celebrating the debut of their medical records software. It was the product of two years of ...

Short Interest in the Energy Sector Hasn't Been This High in More Than a Decade

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Just a couple of weeks ago, we pointed out that short interest in the S&P 1500 was at its highest level since June of 2012. Numbers are in for the ...

Some Hedge Funds Want to Make Subprime Auto Loans Next Big Short

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A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing ...

How Do You Stop the Biggest Gas Leak Ever?

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Steve Conley got the call early on Nov. 5. A natural gas storage well was leaking methane into the air at Aliso Canyon, near a Los Angeles suburb, and no ...

Oil Extends Loss to Trade Near 12-Year Low on Cushing Supplies

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Oil extended losses to trade near a 12-year low as crude stockpiles at the delivery point for New York futures expanded to a record even as nationwide supplies slipped. West ...

How a Debate Misstep Sent Marco Rubio Tumbling in New Hampshire

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That was the idea behind what became the most painful moment of his campaign. In debate preparation sessions, Mr. Rubio had practiced quickly pivoting from skirmishes with Republicans, like Mr.

WHO Director-General addresses ministerial conference on antimicrobial resistance

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Distinguished Commissioner, honourable ministers of health and agriculture, ladies and gentlemen, I thank the government of the Netherlands, during its EU presidency and in cooperation with the European Commission, for ...

Video: Israeli bulldozers raze Jordan Valley homes

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World Food Programme Provides Food To Syrians Fleeing Aleppo Fighting

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In Mogadishu, WFP Is Supporting The Most Vulnerable People With Cash-Based Transfers “We Bend Like Reeds But Do Not Break” Coping With Drought In Haiti Drought In Ethiopia: 10 Million ...

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 ...

UN Panel Calls On U.K. and Sweden to End Julian Assange's "Deprivation of Liberty"

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UN Panel Calls On U.K. and Sweden to End Julian Assange's "Deprivation of Liberty" This article originally appeared on The Guardian The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained ...

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 ...

Presidential Race Poised to Intensify in South Carolina

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One of the most unconventional and unpredictable presidential campaigns in modern U.S. history descended Wednesday on South Carolina, gearing up to test the state's near-perfect record for picking eventual Republican ...

Twitter User Growth Stalls; First-Quarter Sales to Fall Short

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Twitter Inc. said it failed to add new users in the fourth quarter and forecast first-quarter revenue that will fall short of analysts’ estimates, evidence that the company’s struggle to ...

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 ...

Clinton Reassesses Campaign With Thursday Debate as First Test

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The day after suffering a stinging defeat at the hands of New Hampshire primary voters, Hillary Clinton retreated to New York to assess her campaign organization, her message and to ...

Stop Playing Word Games: Debate Moderators Must Ask Honest Questions About Abortion

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The media loves to obsess about—and stoke controversy around—abortion and contraception. After all, journalists and talk show hosts can endlessly plumb these long-simmering issues for ratings and sound bites. On ...

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 ...

BP CEO `Very Bearish' on Oil as Storage Tanks Are Filling Up

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BP is planning for oil prices to stay low for the first six months of the year and expects surplus production to only start diminishing when storage tanks fill up ...

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 ...

Tunisia Is Becoming The Middle East’s Next Startup Hub

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Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity for its young, growing population. Unemployment is currently at ...

Yellen Suggests Fed May Delay Rate Increases, Not Abandon Them

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that the central bank might delay, but not abandon, planned interest rate increases in response to recent turmoil in financial markets. In presenting the ...


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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 ...

Gorgias Uses Machine Learning To Suggest Customer Support Answers

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Meet Gorgias, an artifial intelligence-powered help desk to make you much more efficient when it comes to answering customer support requests. The company just raised $1.5 million from Charles River ...

Tears, cries of dying whale stun fisherman

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Mohd Johari Hamdan, 32, said he and several colleagues were heading home with their catch when they encountered mammoth marine mammal at the Sungai Sarang Buaya fishermen’s jetty about 4pm ...

Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve Black People’s Votes

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Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the ...


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By James Dacey Tomorrow is the inaugural International Day of Women and Girls in Science as declared by the United Nations (UN). It’s a chance to celebrate women’s achievements in ...

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.

IMJ Launches $52M Fund Dedicated To Japanese Startups

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IMJ, a venture capital firm based in Japan, is looking homeward with a new fund especially for Japanese startups. Called the IMJ Investment Partners Japan Fund, it has already raised ...

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 ...

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