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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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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,

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

One Humanity, Shared Responsibility

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Photo credits Slide 1: SOMALIA, Gangale/UNICEF Slide 3, first: HAITI, Marco Dormino/UNICEF/UN Photo Slide 3, second: SYRIA, Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/IRIN Slide 4: Ban Ki-Moon, Mark Garten/UN Photo Slide 11: PAKISTAN, Warrick ...

Deutsche Bank Will Have Government Backing If Needed, Mack Says

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Deutsche Bank AG’s status as Germany’s biggest lender should give investors confidence in its ability to pay interest on debt, said John Mack, the former chief executive officer of Morgan ...

Party, Gender, Whiskey: How Campaigns Place Ads to Reach New Hampshire Voters

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A who prefers , has in the house, goes to church , consumes media mostly on and graduated from . A political firm thinks this New Hampshire voter might watch ...

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 ...

After 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka still in 'early stages of renewal' – UN rights chief

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9 February 2016 – After nearly 30 years of conflict and acrimony that not only cost tens of thousands of lives but also eroded vital components of the State, Sri ...

The rise of Donald Trump is a terrifying moment in American politics

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On Monday, Donald Trump held a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he merrily repeated a woman in the crowd who called Ted Cruz a pussy. Twenty-four hours later Donald ...

Bringing color to Gaza's caravans

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Who Is A VC?

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Last year, I dug into why there are so few black people in venture capital (you can see my previous post here). More recently, the folks over at Social Capital ...

How Low Can Central Banks Go? JPMorgan Reckons Way, Way Lower

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There are “no limits” to how far central banks can ease monetary policy. That’s a recent declaration of both European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Bank of Japan Governor ...

Ben Stiller

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Actor Ben Stiller took time out of his schedule to visit refugee families during a recent visit to Berlin. The families, who had left their homes with just the bags ...

This Bus-Size Whale Is Even More Unusual Than We Thought

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Well after its discovery a decade ago, the sleek swimmer called the Omura's whale remained an enigma. Reports of live animals were vague and unconvincing, leaving the whale's habits and ...

Refugee crisis: 35 die off Turkish coast

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At least 35 people have died after two boats carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast, according to reports. The Turkish coastguard said 24 drowned when a boat capsized in ...

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