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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Our Sex-Crazed Congress

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3 mentions10 hours ago
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,

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,

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 ...

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,

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 ...

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 ...

Startups founded by women are doing way better than ones founded by men, says top firm First Round Capital

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Female founders are overshadowing their male peers, according to a report on Wednesday by First Round Capital, a venture capital firm that provides seed funding to startups. The firm has ...

It's Time for Shell to Abandon Its Irresponsible Arctic Drilling Plans

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors At this moment, the damaged Fennica icebreaker is entering the water in my home of Portland, OR, in ...

Why Has Maine Turned Into Crackpot Central?

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Yesterday, Steve Benen got me up to date on the latest lunacy from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. A few weeks ago, LePage decided to ignore a bunch of bills he ...

California's Drought Is So Bad That Thousands Are Living Without Running Water

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Most of us are feeling the effects of the California drought from a distance, if at all: Our produce is a little more expensive, our news feeds are filled with ...

You Just Bought a Private Island. Now What?

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You see it listed online: a seven-acre island off the coast of Belize, surrounded by clear blue water and striking distance from an untouched barrier reef. Price: 492,000 pounds, or ...

Iran expects oil output to rise by 1 million barrels per day

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DUBAI - Iran expects to raise oil output by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) as soon as sanctions are lifted and by a million bpd within months, Oil Minister Bijan ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says Wife Priscilla Pregnant With a Girl

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Mark Zuckerberg, the 31-year-old billionaire co-founder of Facebook Inc., said he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, 30, are expecting a baby girl. The couple had been trying for years and ...


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In academic publishing, a preprint is a draft of a scientific paper that has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Publication of manuscripts in a peer-reviewed journal ...

World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

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Geneva ¦ 31 July 2015 - Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against ...

Breakthrough in the search for an Ebola Vaccine

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The publication of positive results from the Ebola VSV-ZEBOV vaccine trial is being met with understandable excitement, but there is still important work that needs to be done. Charlie Weller ...

The U.S. Economy Is on Track to Finish a Decade Without Significant Growth

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A worker tightens a bolt on a completed lawnmower at a manufacturing facility in Coatesville, Indiana. The U.S. economy keeps chugging ahead, more like a tortoise than a hare. At ...

Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens

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Israeli leaders lit the match that burned baby Ali Dawabsha

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Relatives carry the body of 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Dawabsha at the toddler’s funeral in the occupied West Bank village of Duma. The boy died and his parents and 4-year-old brother ...

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