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The $150 Build-It-Yourself Computer for Kids

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For the past three years, the British startup Kano has tried to change the relationship kids have with their computers. The company makes a colorful do-it-yourself kit that requires youngsters ...

Comey: No obstruction of justice in Clinton email case

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Speaking of Hillary Clinton's emails, we learned something interesting today. But first, here's an excerpt from the FBI report that was released last month. Apologies for the length, but it's ...

Where did Trump's VAT nonsense come from last night?

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If there were a contest for weirdest Trumpism last night—well, I'm not sure I could pick a winner. But on the nerd front, this one just confused me completely: We ...

Donald Trump just UNLOADED on the former Miss Universe winner he once called "Miss Piggy"

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The morning after Hillary Clinton confronted Donald Trump with his own words describing former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado as "Miss Piggy," the Republican presidential candidate doubled down on his ...

Donald Trump's poolside parties in Florida were creepy

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald ...

Donald Trump's reality-defying debate

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One of the sharpest moments of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came when the former secretary of state told him, "I know you live in your ...

These are the must-watch moments from the first presidential debate

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It finally happened. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met for the first highly anticipated presidential debate Monday night at Hofstra University on Long Island. The 90-minute debate, moderated by NBC's ...

How Hillary Clinton Went From Hesitant to Scorching

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It started with a mystifying missed opportunity on race. It ended with a piercing attack on gender. first presidential debate on Monday veered from uncertain and tentative to firm and,

CNN says Hillary Clinton won the debate 62-27 percent

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I'm always careful to turn off the TV as soon as a debate is over so that I can form my opinions before I hear what anyone else is saying.

Mysterious Ocean Blobs Aren’t So Mysterious

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Here’s a prediction. In the next month or so, a viral video will start circulating around the internet, depicting a mysterious underwater… thing. It will be a gelatinous specter appearing ...

Charitygate becomes even murkier today

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One of the oddities of the whole Trump Foundation scandal is the fact that at least a few of the donations to the foundation were actually fees owed to Trump ...

Color Genomics raises $45 million to provide cheaper genetic tests that detect cancer risk

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Othman Laroki and Elad Gil were sitting on Twitter’s roof deck after their previous company Mixer Labs had been acquired. Gil had brought a small hard drive with him — ...

What is Donald Trump hiding in his taxes?

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Donald Trump refuses to release his tax returns, as every presidential candidate has done for decades. The excuse varies. Lately he's claimed that he's being audited, so he can't release ...

This is why Democrats shouldn't freak out about the latest polls

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The polls are tightening and the freak-out is beginning. With hours to go before the first presidential debate, FiveThirtyEight's polls-plus forecast gives former secretary of state Hillary Clinton just a ...

Watch Elon Musk reveal his plan for colonizing Mars right here

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Elon Musk is giving a keynote speech at the International Astronautical Congress today, with an hour-long talk titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species.” The talk kicks off at 2:30 PM ...

Clinton, Trump Dive Directly Into Attack Mode in First Debate

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump immediately jumped into sharp and personal charges and counter-charges over trade, the U.S. economy, race and crime in their first face-to-face debate, a highly anticipated ...

Pullstring launches bot-authoring tools for fun & profit

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Pullstring — née ToyTalk — today launched its eponymous product out of private beta and into the hands of creators of conversational interfaces everywhere. Out of the box, creators can ...

Pre-debate spin probably doesn't matter much, but post-debate spin can be devastating

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Bob Somerby reminds us today about the power of post-debate spin from the media. The teachable moment is October 3, 2000, the first debate between Al Gore and George Bush.

A tenth of Trump supporters will be disappointed if he wins

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I'm always intrigued by polls that produce truly inexplicable results, and today we get one from Pew. They asked Trump supporters how they'd feel if Trump won. Most would be ...

Excess dietary zinc worsens C. diff infection

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Too much dietary zinc increases susceptibility to infection by Clostridium difficile – "C. diff" – the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections. The findings, reported Sept. 26 in Nature Medicine,

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The members of Refugee Congress have overcome adversity to become community leaders. Read their stories.Learn MoreSee what the Refugee Congress delegates are doing around the country to advocate for refugee ...

Here's what the moderator *should* ask Clinton and Trump at their first debate

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The time has finally come: After a grueling campaign summer, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will share a stage on Monday night for the first presidential debate. Moderator Lester Holt ...

Trump's tax plan reveals his contempt for the middle class

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A couple of days ago, NYU law professor Lily Batchelder released a paper that takes a close look at the details of Donald Trump's tax plan. She concludes that several ...

I'll be liveblogging the debate tonight

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I know what many of you are thinking. "Is Kevin going to liveblog the debate tonight? If he doesn't, will I actually have to watch this dumpster fire?" No worries.

Trump doubles down on calling former Miss Universe fat

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At the first presidential debate on Monday night, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton brought up some of the disparaging things Republican rival Donald Trump has said about women over the years,

The very shady way Fred Trump tried to save his son's casino

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump.

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The perfect formula for a quantum-inspired short film, that is. We don't expect you to do the maths, just the film-making. Enter your experiment in the quantum genre to Quantum ...

76ers get into esports with purchase of Dignitas and Apex pro gaming teams

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The Philadelphia 76ers became the first American professional sports franchise to own an esports team with the purchase of pro gaming outfits Dignitas and Apex. If this isn’t proof positive ...

Disney Is Working With an Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid

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The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. After receiving some inbound interest,

Software eats shipping as unsexy Flexport scores $65 million

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Freight forwarding is a multi-trillion industry, but most people don’t even know what those words mean. It’s the business of moving boats, trucks, and planes full of stuff across the ...

White House Bisexual Community Briefing

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Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland is President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court. See his credentials and learn more about the Senate's constitutional responsibility to act. “America is not the ...

Gov. Brown signs law allowing Californians to break into hot cars to save animals

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Just in time for the Bay Area heat wave, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AP 797, a law that allows people within the state to break into cars ...

Trump, Clinton Deadlocked in Bloomberg Poll Before Key Debate

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tied two-way race for the presidency as they head to Hofstra University in New York on Monday night for one of ...

Oil Speculators Abandon Hope OPEC Reaches Supply Agreement

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Oil investors turned bearish at the fastest pace in more than a year as they lost confidence that OPEC will reach a deal with other producers to limit supply at ...

Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President

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A straight talker who tells it like it is? Mr. Trump, who has no experience in national security, declares that he has a plan to soundly defeat the Islamic State ...

The electric cars available today, how much they cost, and how far they go

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So you want an electric car. You’re not alone — surveys show that consumer interest in EVs is steadily rising. People are slowly becoming convinced that EVs are real, not ...

The Inevitable Evolution of Bad Science

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Bacteria, animals, languages, cancers: all of these things can evolve, which we know from the work of legions of scientists. You could argue that science itself also evolves.Researchers vary in ...

Guards Join Striking Prisoners In Alabama, Organizers Say

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Striking prisoners at Alabama’s Holman prison say they have been joined by an unlikely ally: their own guards. Guards at the facility did not show up for their shifts at ...

My wish for refugee and migrant children

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At this year’s UN General Assembly in New York, world leaders gather to discuss solutions to the refugee and migrant crisis. One of UNICEF’s main goals is to remind them ...

A new poll says the presidential debates are really important. It's wrong.

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From the Wall Street Journal: One-third of voters say the presidential debates will be very important in helping them decide whom to support for president, with slightly more Republicans than ...

Howard Kurtz shows us how journalism is done at Fox News

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Alex Burns of the New York Times thinks that Howard Kurtz of Fox News was soft on Donald Trump in a recent interview. Kurtz isn't buying it: Let's go to ...

Obama takes on zoning laws in bid to build more housing, spur growth

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The Obama administration Monday is calling on cities and counties to rethink their zoning laws, saying that antiquated rules on construction, housing and land use are contributing to high rents ...

Deutsche Bank Slumps to Fresh Record Low on Capital Concerns

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Deutsche Bank AG shares dropped to a record low amid concerns that mounting legal bills, including a looming fine over its pre-crisis mortgage bond business, may force the lender to ...

Canvas Ventures has closed its second fund with $300 million

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Canvas Ventures, a Portola Valley, Ca.-based early-stage venture firm, is this morning announcing that it has closed a second fund with $300 million. That’s a meaningful step up from the ...

The fear-hate-anger click machine is destroying journalism—and democracy. Time to get off.

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We're at that point in the election cycle where everyone is in full-on hate-the-media mode—and not without reason. From Matt Lauer's bizarrely imbalanced questioning of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton,

Exclusive: Thailand considering tougher tax collection rules for internet, tech firms

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BANGKOK Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc's Google, the head of the Revenue Department told Reuters, as these companies' ...

A Theory of 'Well-Tempered' Cities

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There’s an aphorism often attributed to the jazz bassist and band leader Charles Mingus: “Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is ...

Deutsche Bank Slumps to Fresh Record Low on Capital Concerns

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Deutsche Bank AG shares dropped to a record low amid concerns that mounting legal bills, including a looming fine over its pre-crisis mortgage bond business, may force the German lender ...

James Franco Interviews Nicolas Winding Refn: His ‘Extreme’ Career, Cocaine and the ‘Ritualistic Witchcraft’ of ‘Neon Demon’

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Regular IndieWire readers know that prolific actor-director James Franco is a regular contributor. So when we had the opportunity to interview Nicolas Winding Refn for the Blu-ray and DVD release ...

EVs Will Reduce US Gasoline Demand by 300,000 Barrels per Day by 2035

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A report from Wood Mackenzie asks if the power sector can absorb the impending demand from electric vehicles. A report from Wood Mackenzie asks if the power sector can absorb ...
 

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