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#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

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On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial ...

The Feds Are Demanding That Twitter Turn Over More User Info Than Ever

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US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting Twitter with more information requests about its users than ever before, and in most cases the social network is handing over some data, according to a new report released by the company on Thursday. Twitter notes that many of the ...

T-Mobile CEO Legere Breaks Down 2Q Results

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July 31 (Bloomberg) -- John Legere, president and Chief Executive Officer at T-Mobile, talks with Emily Chang about second-quarter results as the wireless carrier added more subscribers than expected. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed the Stimulus Because It Leaned on Him

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As he seeks another six years in office, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has touted his reputation as a true conservative and an unwavering opponent of President Barack Obama. But a newly leaked document written by one of the most prominent figures in the tea party movement ...

Negative Reviews of 'The Kill Team' Miss What Makes the Documentary Special. So Do the Positive Ones.

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Dan Krauss' "The Kill Team," which opened last Friday in New York and is spreading out over the coming weeks, is a documentary with a very long logline: It's about a U.S. Army platoon that made headlines in 2010 after it was discovered that the group, stationed in ...

World Humanitarian Day

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Every time you share #theworldneedsmore #yourword using twitter, you unlock one dollar, and we are one step closer to making it a reality! You are about to help make this word a reality using PayPal. Your donation will go directly to humanitarian aid operations that help people in ...

Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

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DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it. In 2012, Charles Swanton was forced to confront one of cancer's dirtiest tricks. When he and his team at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute sequenced DNA ...

Watch: UN Agency Spokesman Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Gaza School Bombing

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United Nations Relief Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness has been talking to media outlets around the world about the situation in Gaza, "advocating passionately," as he puts it, "for Palestine refugees to enjoy all their rights to the full, including the right to a just and durable solution." ...

This is the Lamest Defense of GMO Foods Ever

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Over on our environment blog, Chris Mooney posts an excerpt from an interview in which Neil deGrasse Tyson defends GMO foods: "Practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food," asserts Tyson. "There are no wild, seedless watermelons. There's no wild cows...You list all the fruit, and all the vegetables, and ask yourself, is there a wild counterpart to this? If there is, it's not as large, it's not as sweet, it's not as juicy, and it has way more seeds in it.

This GOP Candidate Says He's Cracking Down on Coal Pollution—but Green Groups Say That's BS

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North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis is making an unusual argument—for a Republican. In recent weeks, he's accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, of sabotaging critical environmental regulations because of her "cozy relationship" with a powerful energy company. At the same time, Tillis has trumpeted his own ...

Forty Bullets to Head Shows Why Hondurans Flee to U.S.

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Heidy Cabrera said she was finishing her shift at a supermarket checkout counter in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, when her mother called to deliver the news. Her boyfriend, Diego, had been killed on the way home from his construction job -- shot in the head 40 times. Seven months later,

Scientists Uncover a Surprising World of Microbes in Cheese Rind

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > Explore what’s new and innovative in the ...

What Happens Now That Argentina Is in 'Selective Default'

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Default is a major disaster for a government, but not much will happen right away now that Standard & Poor’s has declared Argentina to be in “selective default.” S&P (MHFI) took the action today after Argentina’s talks with holdout creditors continued past the end of the 30-day grace ...

Euro Inflation Slowed to 0.4% in July, Lowest Since 2009

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Euro-area inflation (ECCPEST) unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the European Central Bank’s concerns that the economy is too feeble to drive price growth. Inflation was 0.4 percent compared with 0.5 percent in June, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said today. That is the weakest since October 2009 and below a median forecast of 0.5 percent in a Bloomberg News survey of 42 economists. Having unleashed an unprecedented round of easing measures, the Frankfurt-based European Central Bank is seeking to rekindle price ...

China Eases Internal Passport System in Latest Urbanization Push

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China will stop classifying its people as urban or rural residents as it relaxes an internal-passport system that limits migrant workers’ access to cheap social services when they move to the city. Under the changes to the household registration system, or “hukou,” China’s 1.4 billion people will be classified simply as residents, the State Council said in a statement today. The shift reflects Premier Li Keqiang’s broader push to raise China’s urban population, which stood at 54 percent in 2013, as the government seeks to spur domestic demand and wean ...

LinkedIn Beats The Street In Q2 On Sales Of $511M, EPS Of $0.51

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With social networks Facebook and Twitter handily beating analyst estimates for Q2 earnings, LinkedIn today reported its Q2 results and showed that rising tides are lifting its boat, too. Revenue for the second quarter was $534 million and its EPS (non-GAAP diluted) was $0.51 as the company also ...

Jokes That Don’t Work

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Genome Biology published a satirical piece by Neil Hall today, and since I’m American and he’s British I don’t find it funny. No wait, it’s that I’m female and he’s male. Or maybe that I’m junior and he’s senior. I’ve got it, it’s because he has a ton ...

Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent with New Solar Carport

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Daryl Zeis,REC SolarJuly 31, 2014|0 CommentsIt’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is discovering, the sun also has its advantages for reducing utility costs and increasing customer acquisition and ...

Haze Fines Win Indonesia’s Support With Caveats: Southeast Asia

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The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia’s pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore’s plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to Parliament this ...

50 million years of incredible shrinking theropod dinosaurs

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Theropod dinosaurs encompass a huge range of body sizes. This illustration shows a Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) in front of a tooth of the giant allosauroid Carcharodontosaurus. Images courtesy of Terry Sohl and Christophe Hendrickx. Some time round about 165 million years ago, the group of small, feathered ...

Are women and men forever destined to think differently?

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation in the cognitive abilities of the two sexes may be more about social development than gender stereotypes Everybody has an opinion on men, women and the difference (or not) between ...

Entrepreneurs Tackle Earthquake Safety, Urban Planning Tech In SF’s EIR Program

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While heavily-funded companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber capture the spotlight as companies that controversially shape city life around transportation and space, cities and their governments have a whole bunch of behind-the-scenes needs too. That’s the premise behind San Francisco’s entrepreneur-in-residence program, which pairs tech founders with ...

Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders

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Google made a small but important update to Google Analytics today that finally makes it easy to exclude bots and spiders from your user stats. That kind of traffic from search engines and other web spiders can easily skew your data in Google Analytics. Unfortunately, while generating fake ...

Paul Ryan Refuses to Talk About the Cost of His Anti-Poverty Plan

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Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a detailed anti-poverty proposal in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. One of Ryan's top prescriptions seems to have been influenced by his previous career as a personal trainer. He has proposed that recipients of federal benefits get the services ...

Bud and Miller Are Trying to Hijack Craft Beer—and It’s Totally Backfiring

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InBev and MillerCoors loom over the US beer landscape like…well, like one of those monstrous inflatable Bud Light bottles that spring up at certain football tailgate parties and outdoor concerts. Together, the two global giants own nearly 80 percent of the US beer market. InBev alone, corporate owner ...

Pronto.ly’s Contactless Ultrasound Transfer Tech Aims To Best NFC

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Israeli startup Pronto.ly is working on a universal alternative to NFC that relies on high pitched soundwaves to perform a contactless handshake. Now NFC has its fans (and fanboys) — but it also has major detractors. Apple for one has so far continued to eschew adding the contactless ...

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal gun restrictions against abusers. Federal law bans felons, people subject to permanent domestic-violence protective orders, and certain people convicted of domestic-violence misdemeanors ...

Geek Wars Loom As Geekatoo Raises $1.7 Million To Once Again Battle The Geek Squad

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Ever since 1994, when Robert Stephens launched his Geek Squad service in Minneapolis with $200 and a bicycle, his on demand IT department for consumers bestrode the consumer tech services landscape like a colossus with a pocket protector and Scotch-Taped glasses. But like all wonders of the ancient ...

IPhone-Ready Apps Mean Teens Tracked Without Calling Home

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Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009, according to Chief Executive Officer Bryan Trussel. Close Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009,

All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction

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A few days ago customs officials in Vietnam raided a cargo ship from Sierra Leone and seized an astonishing A few days ago customs officials in Vietnam raided a cargo ship from Sierra Leone and seized an astonishing 1.4 tons of dried pangolin scales1.4 tons of dried pangolin ...

Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

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Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office. Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account. The most obvious use case would have been in the enterprise where team members need to share ...

Chartboost, Chukong Link Up To Bring Mobile Game Cross-Promotion To Chinese Developers

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Now the world’s biggest smartphone market, China represents a wealth of still-growing opportunities for mobile game developers. While app developers in the West are fretting that the so-called “Gold Rush” is over, China’s market is still growing rapidly with north of 800 million active smart devices. But the ...

Snapchat Said in Funding Talks With Alibaba at $10 Billion Value

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Snapchat Inc., the company that makes a mobile application for disappearing photo messages, is in talks with investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) for a round of financing that may value the company at $10 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said. The talks are ongoing and the terms of the funding may change, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Technology companies including house-sharing app Airbnb Inc. and file-sharing company DropBox Inc. have both recently raised money at ...

Coca-Cola: Sales Decline, Health Concerns Spur Relaunch

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Sandy Douglas drinks one Coca-Cola every day. He likes it early, before noon, sometimes accompanied by a cup of coffee. “You get an espresso, you get your caffeine and have this for lunch, and you’re ahead,” he says between sips from Coke’s old-fashioned 8-ounce glass bottle. When it’s ...

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

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Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowd-funding platform has been laser focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first ...

Gambler's fallacy trips up goalies

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You see it happen in all the major soccer tournaments: As a penalty shot is being taken, the goalkeeper leaps in one direction and the striker deftly kicks the ball into the opposite corner. Such fruitless dives are inevitable because the goalie has no time to see which ...

Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion

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Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it’s going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker with the Runtastic Orbit fitness tracker. The Orbit is similar in concept and execution to the various trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone and ...

Arizona Public Service Enters the Rooftop Solar Business: Good for Installers or a Trojan Horse?

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After a long fight with the solar industry, APS now wants to get into the solar business itself. Industry reactions are mixed. The utility has been criticized for funding a smear campaign against solar firms operating in Arizona, harangued by installers for pushing fees on net metering customers ...

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker

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In light of Tuesday's court ruling against a Mississippi law that would close the last abortion clinic in the state, we are releasing a profile a doctor who works there from our next issue, which has yet to appear on newsstands. For more stories like this one, subscribe ...

PagerDuty Lands $27.2M In Series B To Simplify IT Incident Management

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PagerDuty, a 5-year old IT incidents management startup, announced $27.2M in Series B funding today lead by Bessemer Venture Partners with help from early round investors Andreessen Horowitz and Baseline Metal. The Series B money brings the total money raised to date to $39.8M. As part of the ...

Argentina Defaults According to S&P as Debt Meetings Continue

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A man walks by a sign that reads "Yesterday Braden or Peron, today Griesa or Cristina," in reference to an unresolved debt dispute between the Argentine administration of President Cristina Fernandez and the NML Capital hedge fund, ordered to round-the-clock negotiations by a U.S. District Court presided by ...

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"

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For five years, FreedomWorks has proclaimed itself a leading tea party group fueling the conservative grassroots and fighting establishment Republicans. The organization touts its small-dollar donations from everyday activists, but it also has received substantial funding from corporate donors and one-percenters, most notably Richard Stephenson, a FreedomWorks board ...

Watch This Robot Learn To “Walk Off” An Injury

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What do you do if you’re a robotic hexapod and one of your legs is broken? Do you give up? Lie down and burst into flames? Cry from tear-ductless eyes? Or, through a process of trial-and-error, do you brush yourself off, hide your broken leg, and learn to ...

When Mom and Dad Have Different Migratory Routes, Kids Fly Right Down the Middle - Inkfish

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It sounds like the setup to a bad joke told by zoologists: What do you get when you cross a bird that always flies to the west with one that always flies east? But the punch line is weirder than you’d guess. Birds’ migratory routes are partly coded ...

"Confused Cats Against Feminism" Is the Purrfect Response to "Women Against Feminism"

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The Tumblr Women Against Feminism has inspired scores of think pieces decrying its misuse of the term "feminist." Yet when David Futrelle saw the collection of photos of women holding handwritten signs like "I don't need feminism because I am not a victim," it reminded him of his ...

Bloom Adds Energy Giant Exelon as Capital Source to Finance More Fuel Cells

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Bloom Energy just announced a new source of capital and a new customer for its natural-gas-powered fuel cells. The ten-year-old, billion-dollar-funded startup claims to have installed more than 130 megawatts of its Bloom boxes in the U.S. Solid-oxide fuel cell maker Bloom doesn't really provide information to the ...

Bloomberg Editor Swims English Channel, Mostly in Darkness

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Bloomberg News Editor Sara Marley became one of fewer than 1,500 people to swim the English Channel, completing the crossing of the world’s busiest shipping lane early this morning in about 13 hours, 50 minutes. “It was really a mental battle, my body just kept going as my brain said ‘stop, stop stop,’” Marley said by phone. By the end, she had “lost track of time” and thought she had been in the water for more than 15 hours. Marley, 46, a London-based sports editor who had written an article ...

At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

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1 of 14.Smoke rises after an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip July 29, 2014. GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made to achieve a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation was expected to arrive for discussions. Israeli tank shells and air strikes on houses ...

Incubated: How The 500 Startups Accelerator Helps Startups Get Noticed

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It’s only been around a short three years, but the 500 Startups Accelerator has already cemented its spot as one of the top programs for founders who are looking to improve their products and reach new users. Now graduating more than 100 new companies per year, the program ...

Yet Another Man With a Gun Just Murdered His Wife and Children

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In Saco, Maine on Saturday night, 33-year-old Joel Smith used a pump-action shotgun to kill his 35-year-old wife, Heather Smith, his 12-year-old stepson, and the couple's two biological children, a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, before turning the gun on himself. The horrific scene was discovered on ...
 

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