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Vipers, mambas and taipans: the escalating health crisis over snakebites

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Abdulsalam Nasidi's phone rang shortly after midnight: Nigeria's health minister was on the line. Nasidi, who worked at the country's Federal Ministry of Health, learnt that he was needed urgently ...

Donald Trump's incredibly petty revenge on Connie Chung

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Donald Trump ...

Here's the Guy Who Can Stop Trump From Becoming President

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It's one of those rules of politics that pundits love to cite: no Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. And it does seem that this year, Donald ...

Former models for Donald Trump's agency say they violated immigration rules and worked illegally

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Republican nominee Donald Trump has placed immigration at the core of his presidential campaign. He has claimed that undocumented immigrants are "taking our jobs" and "taking our money," pledged to ...

UN Women Statement on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances Date: 30 August 2016 While no exact figures exist, the overwhelming majority of reported cases of disappearances are men. This means women ...

Is Donald Trump Walking Into a Mexican Trap?

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Josh Marshall offers up a common reaction toward Donald Trump's meeting with Mexico's president later today: President Nieto definitely does not want Donald Trump to become President. He probably assumes ...

Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections

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New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by WHO in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis ...

Yet more Hillary email news: "Breathtaking... reprehensible outrageous" blah blah blah

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Once again, Andrew McCarthy is about ready to implode: It has now come to light that Hillary Clinton attempted to destroy about 30 emails related to the 2012 Benghazi massacre....clearly ...

Worldwide initiatives to advance brain research

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In April 2016, the science academies of the G7 nations as well as seven additional academies issued a statement calling on world leaders to cultivate global brain resources and address ...

EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump models describe working illegally in the billionaire’s fashion "sweatshop"

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Republican nominee Donald Trump has placed immigration at the core of his presidential campaign. He has claimed that undocumented immigrants are "taking our jobs" and "taking our money," pledged to ...

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The bosses are at it again—our latest experiment in how we can pay for MoJo's journalism went live a few weeks ago. You can (and should!) read more in their ...

Is contraception really key?

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Sarah Kliff reports today that the teen birthrate has plummeted over the past decade. That's not news. The interesting question is why the teen birthrate has plummeted, and a new ...

Quote of the day: Jay Mathews' biggest mistake was trusting Michelle Rhee

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Jay Mathews has been covering local education for the Washington Post since 1996. Alexander Russo asked him what his biggest mistake has been in those past 20 years: I think ...

When it comes to helping the poor, block grants are an epic failure

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I remain agnostic about the 1996 welfare reform act, simply because I haven't studied it enough. But Ron Haskins, a former Republican congressional staff director, points out one very conspicuous ...

How to See the National Parks in the Lap of Luxury

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The National Park Service turns 100 years old this summer, sending Americans to the Grand Canyon and Zion in droves. In a statement earlier this month, President Barack Obama estimated ...

Creating panic is bad for the country but good for politicians

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There was another stampede at an airport Sunday night, when passengers at LAX wrongly thought they heard guns being fired: A loud noise mistaken for gunfire led to rumors that ...

Yellow fever vaccination campaign in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Logistics pathway

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Download the imagejpg, 1.38Mb The biggest emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign ever held in Africa is underway in Democratic Republic of the Congo. With high risk of transmission of the ...

Another Classic Psychology Finding—That You Can Smile Your Way to Happiness—Just Blew Up

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In the spring of 2013, a 63-year-old social psychologist in Wurzburg, Germany, made a bold suggestion in a private email chain. For months, several dozen of his colleagues had been ...

Danger, every step of the way

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Les communautés du bassin du Lac Tchad font partie des plus pauvres du monde. Pourtant, 8 personnes sur 10 déplacées par le conflit avec Boko Haram vivent parmi les communautés ...

Donald Trump perfectly explains why he doesn't have a presidential temperament

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. "I think ...

Will Florida voters go big for solar?

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Most influential ballot initiatives won't be decided until November, but Florida has an important vote on solar power just this week. On Tuesday, Sunshine State voters will head to the ...

Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

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Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much ...

Google said to undercut Uber with expanded ride-share service in San Francisco

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Google is running its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco, the Wall Street Journal reports. The move would put Google in direct, immediate competition with Uber, which helps explain even ...

What Is It Like to Be an Abortion Provider in an Anti-Choice State?

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Leah Torres wakes up early in a modest townhome between the two looming mountain ranges that border Salt Lake City. She makes coffee with the precision you’d expect of a ...

Why Do Some Ocean Animals Have Super Vision?

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In the open ocean, there are no hiding places — no reefs or seaweed beds to take cover in, no sandy floors or mosses to blend in with. The only ...

Meet Australia's Renegade Internet Playboy

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When Ruslan Kogan was six, his family moved from Belarus to Melbourne, Australia. He grew up in the housing projects, bringing ox tongue sandwiches to school instead of the standard ...

Startup accused of scamming employees scrubs its online presence

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A little-known startup is in meltdown mode after a former employee took to Medium to accuse the company of scamming her out of her wages and firing her in retaliation ...

Captivity Makes Monkey Microbiomes More Human-Like

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Monkeys don’t get much more attractive than the red-shanked douc. It looks like it applied a dusting of rouge to its face—a face that is topped by a black cap,

Japanese vision team brings Azeri lives into focus

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But when she lost her glasses four years ago, the displaced Azeri grandmother’s world was reduced to a blur in which she could neither read nor even see faces close-up.

More cuts are coming to the private prison where our reporter worked as a guard

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The Justice Department plans to stop contracting with private companies to run federal prisons, but states are still free to privatize their penal systems. Louisiana has just renewed its contracts ...

Menstrual syncing is baloney

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Simon Oxenham busts a myth today: Another popular theory is that when women live together, their menstrual cycles align. The idea has become a popular example of how pheromones can ...

Donald Trump is a consistent, brazen, serial liar

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Today Ron Fournier bids farewell to Washington with a column declaring Donald Trump unfit for the Oval Office: There's Simply No Equivalence Hillary Clinton has her problems, but Donald Trump ...

Hillary Clinton Reveals What She Will Do for the Ocean

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In response to a letter sent by 115 ocean leaders to the leading presidential candidates, Secretary Clinton has released a two-page response on what she will do to protect our ...

Hackers stole voter registration data in at least two states

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The FBI believes hackers tried to get data from the State Board of Elections in at least two states in July and August, according to a notice sent to elections ...

Palestinian officials accused of torturing, jailing journalists

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Journalists critical of Palestinian policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been imprisoned and tortured according to Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York-based NGO devoted to human ...

U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide

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WASHINGTON Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Monday that he directed his advisory council to evaluate whether the agency should continue to contract with private prisons, news ...

Yep, Anthony Weiner is at it again.

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Anthony Weiner appears to have deleted his Twitter account amid new allegations that the former New York congressman has been sending lewd messages to an unknown woman over the past ...

Women grapple with harsh weather

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…but they can also help mitigate effects of climate change in AfricaFrom Africa Renewal: August - November 2016The visible impacts of climate change in Africa — deforestation, flooding, drought, soil ...


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Nordlingen is a town nearly 15 million years in the making. Although it has only been populated in a modern sense for the last 1200 years, the town is neatly ...

Governor declares state of emergency for Yellowstone River fish kill

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LIVINGSTON —Montana’s governor on Monday signed an executive order declaring the fish kill on the Yellowstone River earlier this month an emergency, a move that makes available millions of dollars ...

The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Is Set To Arrive In The U.S. This Week

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The 10,000th Syrian refugee is set to arrive in the U.S. on Monday, fulfilling a goal set by the Obama administration one year ago. The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice ...

Anthology Film Archives Announces ‘Woman With a Movie Camera: Female Film Directors Before 1950’ Program

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New York’s “The Girl Spy Before Vicksburg” (Sidney Olcott & Gene Gauntier) “Further Adventures of the Girl Spy” (Sidney Olcott) “The Colleen Bawn” (Sidney Olcott & Gene Gauntier) “Broadway Love” ...

Watch the awful TV show Trump wanted to make about himself

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Before his ...

Endemic infectious diseases: the next 15 years

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I have recently returned from the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. It was, as many have noted, a landmark event: a chance to celebrate the remarkable success of ...

High seas fisheries management could recoup losses due to climate change

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Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 per cent, helping people, especially the most vulnerable, cope with the expected losses of fish ...

There's a big problem with one of the Hillary Clinton campaign's favorite stories

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As president, Bill Clinton didn't have many political enemies more dogged than Tom DeLay. The Texas Republican, who served as the House majority whip and was known as "the Hammer," ...

Elsevier Awarded U.S. Patent For “Online Peer Review System and Method”

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A few hours ago, 50 months after Elsevier submitted a patent application for an “Online peer review system and method” the patent was awarded to the company. HOW or IF ...

Central Bankers Get Tired of Gold as Falling Exports Reduce Cash

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The biggest owners of gold are tiring of the metal. Central banks -- holders of about 32,900 metric tons of bullion -- cut their purchases by 40 percent during the ...

Stop describing a planet as 'Earth-like' unless it really is

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The discovery of a new, possibly habitable alien planet is always met by media coverage marked by sweeping pronouncements about our place in the universe, and even *gasp* alien life.

The Power of Presence: Turn Up In London For The Killing Cove Dolphins

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