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WeWork: Real Estate Empire, or Shared Office Space for a New Era?

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Workers of a certain age may recall that long ago, people once divided their waking hours into two parts: work and life. At quitting time, Fred Flintstone would slide down ...

How Yoshitaka Fujii, the Biggest Fabricator in Science, Got Caught

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Resume Reading — How the Biggest Fabricator in Science Got Caught In April of 2000, the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia published a letter to its editor from Peter Kranke and ...

Potential flaws in genomics paper scrutinized on Twitter

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Reanalysis of a study that compared gene expression in mice and humans tests social media as a forum for discussing research results. A recent Twitter conversation that cast doubt on ...

Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program

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On Wednesday, when President Barack Obama spoke at the US Coast Guard Academy's commencement ceremony, he called climate change "an immediate risk to our national security." In recent months, the ...

This Story Maggie Gyllenhaal Just Told Perfectly Explains the Hollywood Sexism Complex

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Maggie Gyllenhaal recently lost a film role because she was apparently "too old" to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the 37-year-old actress revealed in a new interview ...

Republicans Hate Obamacare Even If They Like Their Own Obamacare Plans

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A new Kaiser poll gives us an in-depth look at what people think about health insurance plans purchased through an Obamacare exchange. Some of the results are unsurprising: people like ...

Joint Statement by UNHCR, OHCHR, IOM and SRSG for Migration and Development: Search and rescue at sea, disembarkation, and protection of the human rights of refugees and migrants now imperative to save lives in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

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We, the undersigned*, strongly urge the leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, to protect migrants and refugees stranded on vessels in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, to ...

The Tea Party's Most Hated Presidential Hopeful? Hint: Not Hillary Clinton

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The tea party hates South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and the feeling is mutual. It attacked the Republican lawmaker mercilessly during his Senate reelection campaign in 2014, but Graham held ...

By About 2020, We'll Probably Finally Know Whether a $15 Minimum Wage Is a Good Idea

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So my near neighbor of Los Angeles is poised to raise the minimum wage to $15. How should we think of that? Personally, I'm thrilled. Not because I think it's ...

Puerto Rico: Hedge Fund Vultures to the Rescue

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Bring ice skates on your next trip to Puerto Rico. There’s a sweet public rink in Aguadilla that claims to be the only place to skate year-round in the Caribbean.

School Lunches Just Got Way Better in These Six Cities (and It's Not the Food)

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School lunches may be healthier than when you were a kid, but the wasteful and polluting materials that cafeterias serve them on have actually gotten worse. In an effort to ...

Mozilla Will Soon Launch Sponsored Suggested Tiles Based On Your Browsing History

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It’s pretty odd hearing a not-for-profit organization like Mozilla talk about how it wants to help advertisers strengthen the conversation between brands and its users — especially given that I’ve ...

NYC Prep Schools Binge on Debt to Lure Rich With New Pool, Labs

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The college building boom is coming to New York City’s elite private schools. With interest rates poised to rise, the Ivy League stepping stones are selling tax-exempt debt at the ...

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Here’s How to Make Millions as an Art Forger

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Perhaps the biggest surprise in art historian Noah Charney’s new book, The Art of Forgery, isn’t how easy it is to fake an artwork—it’s how little people care when the ...

Machine-Learning Algorithm Mines Rap Lyrics, Then Writes Its Own

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An automated rap-generating algorithm pushes the boundaries of machine creativity, say computer scientists. The ancient skill of creating and performing spoken rhyme is thriving today because of the inexorable rise ...

Pipeline rupture leaks oil onto Santa Barbara County beaches

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An oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County prompts emergency response. An oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County prompts emergency response. Emergency officials ...

Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders

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Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America and former secretary of defense, on Thursday called to end the Scouts’ blanket ban on gay adult leaders, warning ...

Ebola Situation Report - 20 May 2015

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Figure 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases worldwideTable 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Table 2: Cumulative number of confirmed cases by ...

Your Home Doesn't Matter for Tesla's Dream of a Battery-Powered Planet

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Elon Musk has done something remarkable. He built a 220-pound battery to hang on the garage wall and convinced a huge number of people that owning one is a lifestyle ...

Lumber Liquidators CEO Steps Down Amid Toxic-Flooring Probe

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Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., under federal investigation over allegations that it sold toxic flooring, said Chief Executive Officer Robert Lynch unexpectedly resigned from his post. Company founder Thomas Sullivan will ...

No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease

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Another day, another ridiculous headline about the apparently disastrous consequences of playing video games on the brainWednesday 20 May 2015 04.17 EDTLast modified on Wednesday 20 May 2015 04.41 EDTHere ...

UNESCO Director-General calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Palmyra

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“I am deeply concerned by the situation at the site of Palmyra. The fighting is putting at risk one of the most significant sites in the Middle East, and its ...

ISIS Just Captured One of Syria's Most Magnificent Ancient Cities

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On Wednesday, militants from the so-called Islamic State captured the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. After nearly a week of fighting, government forces reportedly fled the city, according to the ...

New York Times Pulls the Trigger, Will No Longer Review E

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By Sam Adams | Criticwire Thu May 21 15:28:48 EDT 2015 This day had to come, and now it has: The New York Times is no longer reviewing every movie ...

The E-Mail That Helped Catch Barclays: ‘ISDAfix Is Manipulated’

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A Barclays logo is seen in the wing mirror of a scooter parked outside a Barclays Plc bank branch in Madrid. Those words, taken from an e-mail written by a ...

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Your right to an abortion may depend on your zip code

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The right to an abortion is a right protected by the United States constitution. The Supreme Court made that clear more than four decades ago when it ruled in Roe ...

Many Fed Officials Saw June Rate Rise as Unlikely, Minutes Show

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Federal Reserve officials last month didn’t expect to raise rates at their next meeting in June even as they concluded that a first-quarter economic slowdown was unlikely to persist, minutes ...

The Slow-Mo Scandal That Could Crush Scott Walker's Presidential Hopes

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In 2010, Scott Walker was the young, hyperambitious executive of Milwaukee County and one of three candidates angling for the Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial nomination. Part of his official duties included ...

Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year

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From Ferguson last summer to Baltimore this spring, police killings of unarmed black men under questionable circumstances have sparked outrage, civil unrest, and a heated national debate about policing ...

The Truth About How Obama Has Handled the Pacific Trade Deal

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this ...

Women are entitled to abortions: Dr. Willie Parker speaks on why he moved back to Alabama

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Making abortions illegal won't stop women from having the procedure, Alabama native Dr. Willie Parker said. Parker, a gynecologist and obstetrician, performs the procedure at Mississippi's only abortion clinic and ...

An Interview With A Drone Painter Who Made A Poop Portrait of Eric Schmidt

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If you happen to be staying in San Francisco during the long Memorial Day weekend, one of the things you can do is see the art in the F.A.T.

Big Banks Plead Guilty to Collusion, But Fines are Pocket Change

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Five of the planet's biggest banks have finally been forced to plea guilty to collusion charges in the foreign exchange market: The Justice Department forced four of the banks — ...

Author retracts study of changing minds on same-sex marriage after colleague admits data were faked

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In what can only be described as a remarkable and swift series of events, one of the authors of a much-ballyhooed Science paper claiming that short conversations could change people’s ...

Oldest broken bone reveals our ancestors' switch to life on land

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IT WAS one small fall for a tetrapod, but it signals one giant leap for tetrapod kind. A broken leg bone pushes back the emergence of our four-legged ancestors from ...

RealtyHop Helps Investors Find Underappreciated Rental Properties

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The real estate market is bouncing back from the recession, which means house flipping shows are back on HGTV and investors are having a harder time finding underpriced properties. RealtyHop,

How Suburban Are Big American Cities?

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What, exactly, is a city? Technically, cities are legal designations that, under state laws, have specific public powers and functions. But many of the largest American cities — especially in ...

Here's How Much Money You Should Save Based On Your Income

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If the threats of random car repairs, reduced work hours or an emergency hospital visit keep you up at night wondering how you'd make ends meet, you're probably not alone.

The World Is About to Lose This 10,000-Year-Old Ice Shelf

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This story originally appeared at CityLab and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the winter of 2002, a massive Antarctic ice shelf known as Larsen ...

'Krisha' Cannes Video Diary, Part 3: A First-Time Directo

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By Shipra Harbola Gupta | Indiewire Thu May 21 15:35:45 EDT 2015 READ MORE: A24 Acquires SXSW Winner 'Krisha,' Will Distribute and Produce Trey Edward Shults' Second Feature In the ...

Apple’s Mobile Hotspot Patent Application Could Connect Apple Watch Anywhere

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Apple has a new patent application for a mobile hotspot (via AppleInsider), which might surprise people since it hardly seems like the type of accessory the iPhone maker would go ...

Pictured at an Exhibition

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A picture at an exhibition has helped to change the life of Judy El Khatib, a nine-year-old Syrian girl who had been unable to move her right arm since suffering ...

Bank CEOs Blame Currency Rigging on the Work of a Few Bad Apples

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Wall Street’s biggest banks admitted Wednesday to rigging currency markets around the world. Within minutes of the Justice Department’s announcement, they were blaming it on a few rotten apples. “I ...

Obama to deliver rare synagogue address

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WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will offer remarks at the pulpit of Congregation Adas Israel in Washington on Friday morning, delivering what will be a rare speech from a ...

Mystery Chinese Solar Maker Plunges, Losing Nearly $19 Billion in 24 Minutes

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Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd., the Chinese solar equipment maker controlled by Li Hejun, suspended trading in Hong Kong after the stock plummeted 47 percent in morning trading. The ...

"White Slavery," Meth, and Ice Cream Shops: The Government Guide to Biker Gangs

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Long before a biker gang shootout in Waco, Texas, left 9 people dead and 18 wounded last weekend, law enforcement agencies have been concerned about outlaw motorcycle gangs—a.k.a. OMGs. A ...

Metabiota Pulls In $30 Million In Funding To Help Predict The Global Spread Of Disease

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Disease outbreak prediction startup Metabiota has raised $30 million in Series A funding to help build out its offerings to government organizations and insurers on a global scale. The San ...

A Nasty Tick Attack Outside Boston Sends Crucial Spring Reminder

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I didn’t freeze, the house didn’t flood, a piece of flying debris didn’t hit me on the head. I was bitten by a tick, which gave me Lyme disease and ...

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