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One Pollster Has Stopped Polling the Republican Primary. Will Others Follow?

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I've been wondering for a while who the first pollster would be to stop polling the Republican primary. Today I got my answer: As candidates jostle to make the cut ...

Banks Lead Greek Stock Slump in 1st Day of Trading After Closure

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Lenders led a record plunge in Greek equities as the Athens Stock Exchange reopened after a five-week shutdown, with restrictions in place due to capital controls. Piraeus Bank SA and ...

As Federal Aid Goes Up, College Costs Rise Enough to Gobble It All Up

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Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal writes today about the spiraling cost of college: The federal government has boosted aid to families in recent decades to make college more ...

Sydney House Prices Soar to Biggest Gain in 13 Years

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Sydney house prices soared in July by the most since December 2002, underscoring why regulators are cracking down on property investors. House prices jumped 18.4 percent from 12 months earlier ...

The tree of life gets a makeover

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STRANGE RELATIONS  People, pandas, and even mushrooms perch as closer cousins to single-celled choanoflagellates than to other multicellular organisms.  The tree of life might seem like a stable design, appropriate ...

Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp turns three, challenges for the future of thousands living there

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GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – As Jordan's Za'atari camp – the largest refugee camp in the Middle East – prepared to mark its third anniversary, the UN refugee agency revealed ...

Inside the sad, expensive failure of Google+

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That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top ...

A Close Look at the Connectivity of a Single Brain

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In a new paper just out in Neuron, researchers Timothy Laumann and colleagues present an in-depth analysis of the functional connectivity of a single human brain. The brain in question ...

Snapdeal, One Of India’s Largest E-commerce Players, Reportedly Gets $500M From Alibaba, Foxconn And SoftBank

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Snapdeal, one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies, has scooped up $500 million in funding from Alibaba, Foxconn, and SoftBank, according to Re/code. The Wall Street Journal first reported in June ...

28 quotes, facts and graphs from the new UN global use of shark products report

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture organization just released fisheries and agriculture technical paper number 590, “the state of the global market for shark products.” Coauthored by legendary shark conservation ...

Our Sex-Crazed Congress

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TO appreciate the dumbing down of American politics, consider this: Conservative Republicans, indignant about abortion, are trying to destroy a government program that helps prevent 345,000 abortions a year. Inevitably ...

Bangladesh: Empowering Women Against Natural Disasters

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During the rainy monsoon months, up to 70% of Bangladesh gets inundated, making it tough for coastal communities to rebuild their lives. ROYGANJ UPAZILA, SIRAJGANJ – Holding a makeshift soil ...

After months adrift at sea, migrants receive critical care in Indonesia

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KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia – Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants. The passengers had set out to find ...

Tell Us What You Really Think About Donald Trump

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I've sort of promised myself not to write about Donald Trump, but (a) it's a weekend, and (b) David Fahrenthold has a pretty entertaining piece about Trump in the Washington ...

Nepal earthquakes: responding to the psychosocial needs of children

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Pabitrya (13) holds a book that she found among the rubble of a destroyed school in one of the severely earthquake-affected districts in Nepal. © UNICEF/PFPG2015-3197/Panday A peaceful, sunny Saturday ...

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

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From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens. A gene variant from archaic humans helps modern-day Tibetans to cope with high altitudes. Our ancestors ...

‘If you hate the migrants in Calais, you hate yourself’

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Over the centuries, we offered succour and shelter to the persecuted. Now it’s Fortress BritainSaturday 1 August 2015 19.04 EDTLast modified on Saturday 1 August 2015 19.21 EDTI looked at Salah Mohammed ...

Kerry holds talks on Iran deal with top Gulf leaders

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03 Aug 2015 08:44 GMT | Middle East, Politics, Qatar, Iran, John Kerry John Kerry, the US secretary of state, is meeting senior officials of Arab Gulf states to reassure ...

The Neurocritic: The Idiosyncratic Side of Diagnosis by Brain Scan and Machine Learning

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posted by The Neurocritic @ 4:53 PM  0 comments links to this postThe Idiosyncratic Side of Diagnosis by Brain Scan and Machine Learning but they did not test their fMRI ...

Eyes on the Street: The Case of the Missing Bike Lanes, Part II

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Why does 9th St. still (as of last week) look like a runway for jumbo jets after resurfacing? @NYC_DOT @bradlander Turns out many of the city’s marquee Vision Zero ...

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

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Without question, attempting to pass off a counterfeit Rembrandt was an incredibly brazen move on Ely Sakhai’s part. But brazen he was, and he did have a certain advantage in ...

Our Anti-ISIS Program in Syria Is a Bad Joke

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So how are we doing in our efforts to train moderate Syrian allies to help us in the fight against ISIS? Here's the New York Times two days ago: A ...

Jeremy Corbyn backs boycott of Israeli universities involved in arms research

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Jeremy Corbyn, the surprise frontrunner in the leadership election for the UK Labour Party, says he would impose a two-way arms embargo on Israel if he were to become prime ...

Obama to unveil major climate change proposal Monday

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Washington (CNN)The Obama administration will unveil a major climate change plan Monday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants, a senior administration ...

How to Get to the Fourth Dimension

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A new book offers mathematical puzzles, such as fitting a coin through a hole that seems too small to accommodate it Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: ...

Oligarchy Of Super PAC Megadonors Have Conquered American Politics

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WASHINGTON -- A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionaires bankrolling the 2016 presidential race to an ...

Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later

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WASHINGTON — The shooting looked bad. But that is when the professor is at his best. A black motorist, pulled to the side of the road for a turn-signal violation,

Girls and Women's Rights Advocates Will Continue to Hold World Leaders Accountable

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors At the 2015 Finance for Development, leaders and finance ministers from the world's governments gathered in Addis Ababa,

Polar Bear Awes with Record-Breaking Dive

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Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers. Scientists recently observed a polar bear dive that lasted 3 minutes, 10 ...

Inside the Life of China’s Most Famous Actress

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It was 2008 when Californian photographer Rian Dundon, while working as a freelance editorial photographer in Beijing, learned about an unexpected job opportunity: tutor Chinese actress and pop singer, Fan ...

CBC doc sees Vancouver through family of four cyclists

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Chris and Melissa Bruntlett / Vancouver CourierJuly 27, 2015 08:35 AM The Bruntletts ditched their car for a life on two wheels.Photograph By Dan Toulgoet What happens when a family ...

IMF Gets Smart About Greece

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By hesitating to play a full financing role in the latest bailout program for Greece, the International Monetary Fund risks alienating both the Greek government and its European partners. Yet the institution’s ...

Syrian fighter jet crashes in rebel-held territory; 12 confirmed dead, many injured

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A Syrian fighter jet crashed in the commercial heart of the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha, near the Turkish border.Twelve people have been confirmed dead, and dozens of injuries were ...

Afghan shelter provides security for abused women

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Marielle van Uitert | 27 Jul 2015 10:20 GMT | Human Rights, Asia, Afghanistan, Women Kabul, Afghanistan - At the The Afghan Women Skills Development Centre (AWSDC) shelter in Kabul, Maryam, Shokufa,

Iran Heat Wave Creates Temperatures Up to 164 Degrees Fahrenheit

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A heat wave passing over the Middle East sent temperatures skyrocketing to extreme levels in Iran over the weekend — so high that one city almost broke a world record.

How A Group Of Female Artists Are Reclaiming India's Scariest Streets

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At night, no lights ignite it. In the day, idle buses line its sides, slated to eventually shuttle workers home from a nearby factory. The road, stretching only a quarter ...

Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Sparks Solar Energy Breakthrough

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Published on August 1st, 2015 | by Tina Casey From the wonderful world of biomimicry comes a solar energy breakthrough based on the posture at rest of a small butterfly ...

Why Indie Horror Films Are Doing Better Than Ever

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Sat Aug 01 12:58:48 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Is 'It Follows' Paving the Way to a New Era for Indie Genre Films? A pair of ...

Texas Gay Man, 32, Dies in Custody After Being Denied Medication

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The parents of Jesse Jacobs want answers after their 32-year-old son died in police custody in March following his Xanax prescription being withheld from him, About magazine reports. There is ...

Italian authorities confirm the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees

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MESSINA, Italy, July 29 (UNHCR)- Italian authorities have confirmed the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants across the Mediterranean on Tuesday, July ...

16-year-old girl stabbed in Jerusalem gay pride parade attack dies of injuries

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Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem announced that Shira Banki , 16, who was critically injured in a stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on Thursday, succumb to her ...

Ted Cruz Super-PAC Has Just One Donor

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A super-PAC backing Ted Cruz called Keep the Promise II just filed its campaign disclosure, and it stands rather in contrast with the filing this morning from Jeb Bush's super-PAC. Right ...

'Netanyahu shuns peace because he wants another intifada,' Abbas tells Meretz MKs

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shunning Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in peace talks "because he wants another intifada," the Palestinian leader charged on Sunday.Abbas said that despite the horrific ...

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

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In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions. Keep scrolling. Using a data set ...

Ayatollah publishes book calling to wipe out Israel, give Iran full reign in the Middle East

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The supreme leader of Iran is apparently now an aspiring author but one thing is for sure: this is no love story. According to a report on Saturday in the ...

Clean Power Plan = Lower Electricity Bills

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Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Steve Hanley A report from the University of Georgia says that states can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by using a combination of ...

Watch: Fire blazes in Jerusalem area

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A fire was threatening the Even Sapir neighborhood, in the hills surrounding Jerusalem on Sunday.Residents evacuated their homes and workers in the area also fled the scene, fearing for their ...

The $600 Million Mine Sold for a Dollar Underscores Ruin of Coal

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The destructive force of a collapse in world coal prices has been underlined by the sale of a mine valued at A$860 million ($624 million) three years ago for just ...

Myanmar: Flood Affected Areas (30 July 2015) - Myanmar

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Update on recent flood affected areas According to figures from the Government’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) and figures from local authorities in areas visited by recent inter-agency assessment missions,

Meet the Megadonors Bankrolling Jeb Bush's Campaign

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Jeb Bush knows it doesn't look good if a candidate appears to get most of his financial support from a small group of wealthy donors. Earlier this spring, he asked ...

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