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Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain"€™s Quirks

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Hair update: Short wins by a landslide

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So what does the commentariat think on the hair front? Here's a smattering of comments from folks who like my new, shorter hair: JS: The short look, with the T-shirt,

Oliver Sacks has left the building

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82. It’s hard to fully comprehend the enormous impact of Oliver Sacks on the public’s understanding of the brain,

Ben Carson Edging Close to Front-Runner Trump in Latest Iowa Poll

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 ...

Scott Walker Calls A U.S.-Canada Fence A ‘Legitimate Issue For Us To Look At’

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Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker said Sunday that he thought building a wall along the U.S.-Canada border was a “legitimate” issue for the United States to consider. Walker was asked ...

Here Is A Video Of Sarah Palin Interviewing Donald Trump. It Is Bonkers.

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Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack

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The Justice Department took down what it called the largest “internet brothel” last week, arresting the CEO and six employees behind the online male escort service But there’s more ...

How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?

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A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down. No one is entirely clear on ...

Whale meat cargo ship arrives in Japan via new Arctic route to avoid protesters

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A cargo ship carrying 1,816 tons of whale meat from Iceland arrived in Japan’s Osaka port via the Arctic Ocean for the first time Sunday, after changing its conventional sea ...

UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant'

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GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With almost 60 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean in the headlines almost daily, it is becoming increasingly common to ...

Leading national-religious rabbi: rabbis who harass the chief rabbinate have 'din rodef'

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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, an influential figures in the conservative wing of the national-religious community, wrote in response to a question submitted to him that anyone who quarrels or harasses the ...

What The Republican Elite Doesn’t Understand About Donald Trump, In One Ridiculous Tweet

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Elite Republicans have long assumed that Donald Trump’s support would fizzle quickly. But Trump has dominated the polls for more than a month and appears to be gaining momentum. If ...

National-religious rabbis issue letter of support for administrative detainees

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Seventeen rabbis, including two of the most prominent and radical rabbinical leaders of the hardline sector of the national religious community Rabbis Yitzhak Ginsburg and Dov Lior, published on Sunday ...

Italy's Eni makes mega gas discovery off Egyptian coast

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Italian energy group Eni said on Sunday it had discovered the largest known gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, predicting the find could help meet Egypt's gas ...

MKs to grill Herzog on reports of political tricks

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The Zionist Union faction will convene at the Beit Berl Teachers College in Kfar Saba Monday for a meeting that was supposed to focus on ideological issues.But MKs said they ...

Have plans tonight? Cancel them. Sarah Palin is interviewing Donald Trump

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Fed up with media bullies attacking Donald Trump's purported Bible fanaticism, Sarah Palin announced she will be interviewing the GOP frontrunner and non-active church member for what's sure to be ...

A beautiful dance

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In the dance community, Raimund Hoghe is an outlier for many reasons. For one, his introduction to and experience with dance has granted him a unique vantage point. For another,

Don't call it a comeback

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The Reproducibility Project, the giant study to re-run experiments reported in three top psychology journals, has just published its results and its either a disaster, a triumph or both for ...

It's about time young women get credit for their feminism

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Celebrities like Amandla Stenberg and Rowan Blanchard disprove the old misconception that young women aren’t involved in the movementWednesday 26 August 2015 07.15 EDTLast modified on Wednesday 26 August 2015 07.18 EDTWhen ...

Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain

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A Mediterranean-style diet may slow memory loss, even if adopted late in life Whenever the fictional character Popeye the Sailor Man managed to down a can of spinach, the results ...

Kentucky Clerk Who Refuses To Issue Marriage Licenses Asks Supreme Court To Protect Her From Firing

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Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis accepts an accolade from a Baptist pastor supportive of her fight A Kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex ...

Rapper Kosha Dillz fighting anti-Semitism one rhyme at a time

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Following the controversy with Matisyahu at the Rototom reggae festival in Spain, other Jewish artists are speaking up about the new type of anti-Semitism they face, influenced by the Boycott,

The Struggles of New York City's Taxi King

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Gene Freidman’s got a new hairdo. For as long as the New York tabloids have been taking photos of him, which is to say a while, Freidman has worn his ...

Man is the irrational animal

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Mark Kleiman points out that most of us need to hold more-or-less rational beliefs about our professional lives. "Even people whose stock-in-trade is deception — con artists, stockbrokers, lobbyists — ...

The man who wants us to embrace autism

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Fifteen years ago, Steve Silberman was working as a journalist for Wired magazine in San Francisco, as the digital revolution was really taking off. He was sitting in a cafe,

A Toxic Chemical Ruined The Lives Of These People

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“Hold on to something,” Jim Tennant warned as he fired up his tractor. We lurched down a rutted dirt road past the old clapboard farmhouse where he grew up. Jim ...

New Research from the Population Council Shows Child Marriage Can Be Delayed

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Researchers Share Findings and Recommendations for Ending Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa WASHINGTON, DC (12 August 2015) — Today the Population Council released new evidence on what works to delay ...

The Wonders of Whale Shark Research: Q&A with a Leading Marine Biologist

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Dr. Alistair Dove, a leading marine biologist and Georgia Aquarium’s director of research and conservation, spoke with MNN and explained the aquarium’s current whale shark research efforts, showing the connection ...

While Many Panicked, Japanese Day Trader Made $34 Million

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While a lot of investors were hitting the panic button Monday, a Japanese day trader who’d made a big bet against the market timed the bottom almost perfectly and narrated ...

5 Exciting Places to Spend Labor Day Weekend!

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Labor Day is synonymous with the end of the summer but for me, it’s a great opportunity to get my group of friends together for a destination weekend! I make ...

Meet the lawyers providing legal cover for Donald Trump's extreme immigration ideas

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For the past several years, the issue of birthright citizenship has slowly worked its way into the Republican agenda. Bills to end birthright citizenship for undocumented immigrants have routinely cropped ...

How top GOP donors got Jeb Bush to facilitate a Hurricane Katrina cruise-ship boondoggle

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Trailing Donald Trump in the polls by a widening margin, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is trying to use the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday to highlight his ...

Worth their weight in gold: ISIS reveals new coins to replace 'satanic conception of banks'

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ISIS has revealed its plan for minting its own gold and silver coins in it's latest hour-long video entitled "The Rise of the Khilafah and the Return of the Gold ...

Black Lives Matter began when New Orleans' levees failed

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This story was first published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of theClimate Desk collaboration. On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in 2010, New Orleans Mayor Mitch ...

10 Easy Ways to Revive Your Workday Wardrobe This Fall

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We live in a world without dress codes. Unless you’re a peer-pressured banker in a navy suit or a germaphobic doctor in scrubs, you can probably wear whatever you like ...

Which Cities Hate Tourists the Most?

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New York is notoriously hostile to tourists, but it’s got nothing on Arlington, Texas. That’s according to a new study conducted by private air charter company Stratos Jets, which analyzed ...

FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly

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Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would soon start beta testing an app that would help drone flyers understand where they can and — more importantly — ...

Ferguson's Most Visible Oath Keeper Just Quit and Started a Splinter Group

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The Oath Keepers in Ferguson just lost their highest-profile member. Sam Andrews, who led armed members of the militia-style group into protests following Michael Brown’s death and its one-year anniversary,

Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

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Waves pound a sea wall in Pacifica, Calif., in 2010. Sea levels off the West Coast have been depressed in recent years because of a weather pattern that has lowered ...

Congressional Fight on Iran Deal Is Over

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Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal in Congress admit they can no longer kill the accord. Their focus now is making sure there will be a vote on the agreement ...

The Lincoln MKC Is Persuading America That Lincoln Can Be Cool Again

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If you’re a car, it’s difficult to stand out during the weekend of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s the world’s most glamorous car event, held annually on the 18th ...

Can a magazine live forever? Scientific American, at 170, is giving it a shot

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by Rick EdmondsPublished Aug. 27, 2015 11:16 amThe oldest continuously published magazine in the United States, Scientific American, is marking its 170th birthday this week — cause for a promotional ...

Clinton Camp Claims It's Already Secured One-Fifth the Delegates Needed for Nomination

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As Hillary Clinton's campaign seeks to project dominance in a field that could soon include Vice President Joe Biden, her top advisers are touting a decisive edge on a little-discussed ...

Video: Palestinian women rescue child from attack by Israeli soldier

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This video shows several women preventing an Israeli soldier from abducting a Palestinian child in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank on Friday. The footage, shot ...

This Is What Oil at $40 Means for the U.S. Economy

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The price of oil has tumbled 58 percent this year to reach a six-year low earlier this week. Even if prices stay at these levels, chances are they won't impact ...

The busboy who cradled a dying RFK has finally stepped out of the past

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Juan Romero, the Ambassador Hotel busboy who cradled a dying Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot on June 5, 1968, carried the weight of that moment through the decades.

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