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Phoenix not dinosaur

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7 mentions12 hours ago
Uta Frith at an Ada Lovelace Day editathon in the Royal Society. Image credit: Katie Chan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Little did I know that, having just started as chair of ...

Super-Spiky Ancient Worm Makes Its Debut

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From fantastical to frightening, the animals of the Cambrian Period—beginning about 540 million years ago—tantalize the imagination. And they just keep getting weirder. A new species of ancient armored worm ...

Bree Newsome Explains Why She Tore Down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

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2 mentions6 hours ago
On Monday afternoon, Bree Newsome, the woman who scaled the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, made her first public comments since ...

The Supreme Court Just Stopped Texas From Closing Almost All Of Its Abortion Clinics

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The Supreme Court on Monday halted key portions of Texas's anti-abortion law from going into effect that would have shutdown two thirds of the state's abortion clinics. The stay is ...

Why You Should Care About Greece's Impending Meltdown

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3 mentions11 hours ago
After months of failed negotiations with its creditors, the government of Greece now has 24 hours to pony up a $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund. With ...

Supreme Court Justice Calls Death Penalty Drug "Equiva­lent of Being Burned at the Stake"

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3 mentions14 hours ago
On Monday the Supreme Court upheld the use of the drug midazolam for lethal injections in a 5–4 decision that pitted the five conservative justices against the four liberal ones.

Antonin Scalia Compares Death Penalty Opponents to Marie Antoinette

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3 mentions13 hours ago
The Supreme Court's Monday ruling in favor of a controversial lethal injection drug gave the court's dissenting liberal justices an opportunity to argue against the constitutionality of the death penalty ...

With New Budgeting Tools, AWS Makes It Easier For Developers To Manage Costs

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Amazon today announced two new tools that make it easier for developers to control their expenses on its AWS cloud computing platform. The first tool, called ‘Budgets,’ allows AWS users ...

13 of the South's Most Racist Monuments

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4 mentions15 hours ago
In his "Most American of Monuments" project, Nathan Millis documents statues, plaques, and other monuments to the confederacy that dot parks and government grounds throughout the American South. Millis completed ...

10 Takeaways: Sunrun’s Securitized Portfolio of Residential Solar Rooftops

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4 mentions14 hours ago
First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

This Will Probably Not Be a Very Fun Week

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2 mentions14 hours ago
POSTSCRIPT: It's already happening. The Court has just upheld lethal injection procedures for executing death-row inmates and has struck down EPA rules on toxic emissions. On the brighter side, they ...

Europeans Rush to Gold Coins as Bank of Greece Stops Sales

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European investors are increasing purchases of gold as Greece’s turmoil boosts the appeal for an alternative to the euro. Demand from Greek customers for Sovereign gold coins was double the ...

Why Does Jeb Bush Have a Mysterious Shell Company?

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Last week, the Jeb Bush campaign unveiled its official logo—Jeb!—which is only a slight variation on the logo Bush has used throughout his previous campaigns. As closely associated with the ...

With 61 Seconds in a Minute, Markets Brace for Trouble

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Since 1967, when clocks went atomic, human timekeeping has been independent of the earth’s rotation. The problem is, the planet is slowing down and clocks are not. So every few ...

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20

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Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015), the latest version of the company’s integrated development environment, will launch on July 20. This latest version greatly emphasizes cross-platform development,


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This update provides further information on the current situation of displaced persons and their protection needs. It is intended to be complementary to the Situation report issued by OCHA. This ...

ISIS Is Selling Looted Art Online for Needed Cash

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The Whatsapp message appeared on his iPhone: photos of an ancient Mesopotamian vase worth $250,000, part of a highly-valued set, is waiting to be extracted. The recipient, Amr Al Azm,

U.S. Stocks Retreat Amid Concern on Fallout From Greek Crisis

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U.S. stocks retreated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropping the most since March, amid mounting concern about fallout from a potential Greece exit from the euro area. Financial ...

Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Climb to Nine-Year High

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Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in May to a nine-year high, indicating recent strength in the real-estate industry will be sustained. The pending home sales index increased ...

Puerto Rico Bonds Tumble After Governor's Warning

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Prices on Puerto Rico’s newest general obligations sank to record lows after Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said investors should be prepared to sacrifice if they want the cash-strapped island’s economy ...

Spanish Bonds Show Belief Firewalls Can Resist Greek Fallout

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To see how well equipped the euro area is to survive a Greek exit from the currency bloc, look no further than the bond market. While Spanish and Italian government ...

Greece Crisis: A Disastrous Weekend in Five Charts

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Stock markets sank in Europe following a weekend where the European Central Bank capped its lifeline to Greek banks, and the government in Athens responded by introducing capital controls. The ...

China’s Stocks Extend Rout as Shanghai Index Set for Bear Market

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China’s stocks sank in volatile trade, with the benchmark index poised to enter a bear market, as an interest-rate cut over the weekend failed to stem the nation’s biggest two-week ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bree Newsome Speaks For The First Time After Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the weekend, a young freedom fighter and community organizer mounted an awe-inspiring campaign to bring down the Confederate battle flag. Brittany “Bree” Newsome, in a courageous act ...

What Do You Think Of When You Hear The Word 'Refugee'?

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Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET. Syrian refugees wait to be registered at the port of Mytilini in Greece following ...


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NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 29, (UNHCR) – More than 6,000 refugees fleeing Burundi have crossed over into Tanzania in the last three days, taking to over 66,000 the total ...

Does Shark Week portrayal of sharks matter?

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13 mentions9 hours ago
I’ve been critical of factual inaccuracy and fearmongering on Shark Week documentaries for years. But how big of a problem is this, and how do we know? I asked some ...

Uber Acquires Part Of Bing’s Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees

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Uber will acquire assets from Microsoft Bing, including roughly 100 employees focused on the product’s image collection activities. In short, Uber is absorbing data-collection engineers from Microsoft to bolster its ...

Killer robots are coming next: The next military-industrial complex will involve real-life Terminators

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The idea to propose a presidential order limiting the development of lethal autonomous robots (killer robots) popped into my mind as if someone had placed it there. The date was ...

SpaceX rocket to space station explodes after launch

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Incident marks third failed attempt to carry supplies to orbiting laboratory. This SpaceX video shows the failed 28 June launch. Problems with the rocket become apparent around timecode 23:45. Nature ...

Review: 'Magic Mike XXL' is Steven Soderbergh's Stripteas

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3 mentions12 hours ago
By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Mon Jun 29 09:00:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' Dangles Its Male Strippers With Skill, But To What End? Answer: Several. Despite its ...

Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

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Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty were both taken into custody today in Paris. The news was first broken by the AFP. The police started ...

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Beetle Uses Its Poop as a Shield or Sword

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2 mentions24 hours ago
In one of greatest sketches from the show Upright Citizens Brigade, an enterprising redneck sells a poo stick—that’d be poo on the end of a stick—for $125. It’s the “latest ...

Video: Activists heckle Israeli ambassador at Berlin LGBTQ pride march

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About two dozen Palestine solidarity activists interrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to Germany at the Christopher Street Day LGBTQ parade in Berlin on Saturday. The protest, organized by ...

Ten Days in June

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What a series of days in American life, full of savage mayhem, uncommon forgiveness, resistance to forgiveness, furious debate, mourning, and, finally, justice and grace. As President Obama led thousands ...

What the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling means for reproductive rights

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There’s a little Easter egg in Friday’s marriage equality ruling that could have major repercussions for reproductive rights activists — if and when the Supreme Court takes up the issue ...

The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector on JSTOR

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The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal. Moving walls are generally represented in years.

When Facebook Grappled With The Ultimate Build Versus Buy Decision

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At some point, as companies mature, they face a build versus buy technology decision. A company like Facebook encounters that kind of choice constantly, but back in the 2009/2010 timeframe,

SmartUp App Virtually Mentors New Entrepreneurs And Could Lead To Funding

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Everyone knows that there are entrepreneurs all over the world now, not just in developed countries. Why? Because the internet and technology has empowered so many. Indeed, in a 2013 ...

Xeno-canto: crowdsourcing the world's birdsongs

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4 mentions14 hours ago
Xeno-canto, which hosts the largest collection of bird sound recordings in the world, recently celebrated its tenth anniversaryMonday 29 June 2015 06.04Â EDTLast modified on Monday 29 June 2015 07.18Â ...

Israel seizes Gaza-bound boat in "act of piracy"

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5 mentions6 hours ago
Palestinian children take part in a rally to show support for the latest attempt to break the siege of Gaza by sea, at the Gaza City port on 28 June ...

Greece Races to Avert Black Monday as Banks Run Low on Cash

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Greece’s plight deepened after the European Central Bank froze emergency loans to the nation’s lenders, fueling concern regulators will be forced to shut the country’s banks tomorrow. As lines formed ...

Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

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5 mentions9 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed nine Texas abortion clinics to remain open while the justices consider whether to hear an appeal from a decision effectively ordering them ...

Nearly 4 of 10 U.S. Kids Exposed to Violence

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2 mentions11 hours ago
The interviewers asked about conventional crime, child maltreatment, peer and sibling abuse, sexual assault, indirect exposure to violence and witnessing violence to others, and Internet violence (Reuters Health) - Phone-based ...

ECB Freezes Greek Emergency Bank Aid as Referendum Looms

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The European Central Bank froze the level of emergency aid available to Greek banks in a move that threatens to cripple the country’s financial system after a flood of ATM ...

Do Medications Make You Gain Weight?

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Medication Pill: Yum-yum! Eat-eat! More-more! Caption:Â Are Your Meds Making You Gain Weight? List from WebMD. But it is a short list. Â I just found it funny the ...

Long commutes are horrible for your health. Weirdly, carpooling can help.

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Updated by Joseph Strombergon May 20, 2015, 12:20 p.m. ET@josephstromberg This article is part of a series about the past, present, and future of commuting in America. Many Americans are ...

Sylvia Earle, Jane Lubchenco, Andy Revkin and the Oceans as National Parks

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Ocean conservationists want to bring the same approach to the ocean that the century-old National Park Service brought to the land. ASPEN, Colo.—Next year will mark the centennial of the ...

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