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I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

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“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar ...

Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking: Julian Jaynes’ Famous 1970s Theory

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Resume Reading — Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking Julian Jaynes was living out of a couple of suitcases in a Princeton dorm in the early 1970s. He must ...

George Pataki Leads 2016 GOP Crowd...

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The good news: The GOP 2016 field has a contender who believes human-induced climate change is real and extensive action must be taken to reduce emissions. The bad news: It's ...

This Guy From Baltimore Is Raising a Christian Army to Fight ISIS…What Could Go Wrong?

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In late February, a Baltimore-born, self-proclaimed freedom fighter named Matthew VanDyke beamed into Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show from Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. A few days ...

Inside the Unlikely Coalition That Just Got the Death Penalty Banned in Nebraska

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When the final aye of the roll call vote was recorded on the electronic panel above the West Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln yesterday, the crowd in ...

Dear media, it’s your fault if you think young feminists only care about campus rape

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First, a confession: There are many terrible things happening in the world, of which campus rape isn’t the worst. We should think critically about whose experiences and needs our politicians,

The Dragon Autopsy

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The problem is that the giant lizard’s hide is not just tough and leathery, but also reinforced. Many of the scales contain a small nugget of bone, called an osteoderm,

A Mentally Ill Black Woman's "Sudden Death" at the Hands of Cleveland Police

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On Tuesday, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and US Justice Department officials announced sweeping reforms for the Cleveland police department, including provisions overhauling use of force and crisis intervention practices. The ...

Obscura Day 2015

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Join one of our regional event announcement lists for first crack at upcoming explorations near you. 100% spam free, we promise. Explore where architecture and ecology unite in Paolo Soleri's ...

Hillary Clinton Oversaw US Arms Deals to Clinton Foundation Donors

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In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi ...

Your Toothpaste May Be Loaded With Tiny Plastic Beads That Never Go Away

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California is the latest state to consider banning products with microbeads, the tiny pieces of plastic, often less than a millimeter wide, that have become a popular addition to cosmetics ...

The U.S. Suddenly Sounds an Alarm on Greece

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In the world’s most pressing financial crisis, Greece’s potential default on its debt, the U.S. has adopted a quiet, behind-the-scenes role. That’s changing. Until recently, President Barack Obama and his ...

That Cessna Flying Over Your House May Be Sending Photos to the Tax Assessor

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Would-be gawkers in New York’s wealthy Hamptons neighborhoods are easily foiled by tall, thick hedgerows and long, gated driveways. For a long time, so were tax assessors wanting to check ...

#OrangeDay tweetathon on using technology to end violence against women (with images) · SayNO_UNiTE · Storify

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Government Austerity Exacts Toll on U.S. Jobs, Wages and Growth

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The U.S. is paying a big price in growth, jobs and wages by practicing the kind of fiscal austerity that it criticizes European nations for pursuing. If federal, state and ...

Billion-Dollar Betting Law NFL Opposes Is Set to Die in Canada

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If you were hoping to bet big in a Canadian casino on the Super Bowl or World Series, you’re probably out of luck. A proposed law already passed by the ...

David Tepper Said to Back His Protege’s New Credit Fund

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David Tepper, president of Appaloosa Management LP, speaks during the 20th Annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York, on May 4, 2015. Appaloosa Management’s Eric Cole is planning to start ...

PHOTOS: My Favorite Study Space

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Curated by Margaret Bolaji, Associate Researcher at PRHI Nigeria We asked five girls at the Center for Girls' Education, a project supported by Malala Fund in Northern Nigeria, to share ...

Tech Champion De Blasio Under Fire on Plan to Regulate Uber Apps

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio presents himself as a champion of the technology industry. The industry says he’s trying to smother progress one app at a time. The mayor’s ...

Avago Said Near to Buying Broadcom in Biggest Semiconductor Deal

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Avago Technologies Ltd. is approaching a deal to acquire Broadcom Corp., people with knowledge of the matter said, in what would be the biggest transaction in the semiconductor industry. A ...

This Chart Shows the Staggering Human Cost of Staging a World Cup in Qatar

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On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice dropped the hammer on FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, indicting nine senior FIFA officials and five sports marketing execs on charges ...

One month after Nepal's quake, needs of women, girls still enormous

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UNITED NATIONS, New York – More than a month has passed since homes and lives were shattered by Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The disaster triggered landslides and violent aftershocks that ...

Instacart Adds To Its Exec Ranks With New General Counsel And VP of Marketing

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On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart has been rounding out its management team, as the company seeks to expand into new markets and find new customers. To support that mission, it’s ...

Your Snobby Wine Friends Are Full of Shit

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Find yourself in the company of an intolerable, self-annointed wine connoisseur? Don't bother arguing about how great the $7 bottle of supermarket merlot is. The best way to deal with ...

Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery To New Markets, Drops Price To Free For Orders Over $35

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Amazon says today it will expand its same-day delivery service covering around 1 million items to two new markets, San Diego and Tampa Bay, while also reducing the price to ...

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

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Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

Michael LaCour Made Up a Teaching Award, Too

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It appears the fabrication extends to another part of his CV. Yesterday, Science of Us reported that Michael LaCour, the graduate student who is alleged to have faked data for ...

Follow Our Google I/O 2015 Keynote Live Blog May 28 At 9:30 AM PT

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Google’s I/O developer conference for 2015 kicks off tomorrow, with a keynote that begins at 9:30 AM PT. Google typically uses this to make big, splashy announcements about its software ...

Dimon Chides ‘Lazy’ Shareholders Who Follow Proxy Advisers

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon chided shareholders as “lazy” for casting votes at annual meetings based on the advice of proxy advisers that have questioned his ...

Statement on the situation in Yemen

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WHO statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan27 May 2015 The conflict in Yemen is entering its 10th week and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow. As ...

Will Rick Santorum's Arch-Nemesis Detonate Another Google Bomb?

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Poor Rick Santorum. The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania is announcing his second presidential run today at a manufacturing company in Butler County, Pennsylvania. But he will be doing it ...

Nike’s Deal Seems to Track U.S. Claim of FIFA Bribery in Brazil

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Brazil's football team jersey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is unveiled on November 24, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The indictment of FIFA officials by a U.S. grand ...

Silicon Valley Discovers the Cheapest Way to Help the Homeless: Give Them Homes

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Santa Clara County is perhaps best known as the home of Silicon Valley. It also has one of the country's highest rates of homelessness and its third largest chronically homeless ...

Google Search Will Now Also Feature Content From iOS Apps

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For the last two years, Google has been showing Android users relevant content from apps they have installed on their phones and tablets. Now, it is also bringing this feature ...

How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician

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Sometime in the late 1970s, after he'd had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in ...

The World Will Never Retire

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You can almost feel the shrug in French workers' response to questions about retirement. About 60 percent say they have no retirement plan, and just 8 percent of those with ...

The Nine Slides That Matter From Mary Meeker's State of the Internet

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Everyone hates drab PowerPoint presentations—unless, of course, that drab presentation is Mary Meeker's Annual Internet Trends Report. The famed venture capitalist presented her deep dive into tech trends on Wednesday ...

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

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Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as ...

Under boycott pressure, Orange tries to distance itself from Israeli operation

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Activists protest outside the annual general meeting of Orange at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, 27 May. The multinational telecom company Orange is trying to distance itself from its ...

Ted Cruz's Iowa Chairman Spent $250K to Stop People From Voting

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Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions may well live or die with the Iowa Republican caucuses. In recent years, the Hawkeye State has served as the launching pad for candidates courting social ...

Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

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Salesforce Wave, the data analysis platform that Salesforce.com released last Fall, was originally conceived to visualize Salesforce data, but the company is always tinkering with its products. Today it announced ...

Scott Walker: Mandatory Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing' For Women

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Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said in an interview on Friday that mandatory ultrasounds for women hoping to get an abortion was "just a ...

Exclusive: 8 Bay Area Indie Filmmaking Teams Win SF Film

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By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! Thu May 28 13:00:00 EDT 2015 Eight filmmaking teams receive the grants to push their projects into the next stage of their creative process, from ...

Lynch Says FIFA Probe Continues as U.S. Seeks More Arrests

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said American investigators continue to pursue defendants indicted in a wide-ranging corruption probe of international soccer. In a press conference at the U.S. attorney’s office ...

Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

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Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdleWednesday 27 ...

Watch John Oliver's Epic Takedown of FIFA

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Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the blood of a soccer governing body! FIFA, the terrible no good band of Europeans who keep forcing us to call soccer "football," saw ...

The years since I was jailed for releasing the 'war diaries' have been a rollercoaster

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It can be difficult, sometimes, to make sense of all the things that have happened to me in the last five yearsWednesday 27 May 2015 10.43 EDTLast modified on Wednesday ...

Insane Solar Jobs Boom About To Get $32 Million Insaner

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The slumping US oil and gas industry has been reduced to a rolling employment disaster, and evidently the Obama Administration hopes to pick up some of the slack by accelerating ...

Gross Calls Bet Against Bund Well-Timed, Poorly Executed

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Bill Gross acknowledges doing a poor job of implementing his recommendation to bet against German government bonds. “My famous (infamous?) ‘short of a lifetime’ trade on the German bund market ...

Greece Said Likely to Miss May Deal Deadline as Talks Go Nowhere

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Greece will likely miss a deadline for a deal with creditors by the end of the week as the two sides have made little progress during talks in recent days,
 

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