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Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

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DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it. In 2012, Charles Swanton was forced to confront one of cancer's dirtiest tricks. When he and his team at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute sequenced DNA ...

Are women and men forever destined to think differently?

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation in the cognitive abilities of the two sexes may be more about social development than gender stereotypes Everybody has an opinion on men, women and the difference (or not) between ...

Paul Ryan Refuses to Talk About the Cost of His Anti-Poverty Plan

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Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a detailed anti-poverty proposal in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. One of Ryan's top prescriptions seems to have been influenced by his previous career as a personal trainer. He has proposed that recipients of federal benefits get the services ...

Bud and Miller Are Trying to Hijack Craft Beer—and It’s Totally Backfiring

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InBev and MillerCoors loom over the US beer landscape like…well, like one of those monstrous inflatable Bud Light bottles that spring up at certain football tailgate parties and outdoor concerts. Together, the two global giants own nearly 80 percent of the US beer market. InBev alone, corporate owner ...

IPhone-Ready Apps Mean Teens Tracked Without Calling Home

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Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009, according to Chief Executive Officer Bryan Trussel. Close Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009,

Snapchat Said in Funding Talks With Alibaba at $10 Billion Value

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Snapchat Inc., the company that makes a mobile application for disappearing photo messages, is in talks with investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) for a round of financing that may value the company at $10 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said. The talks are ongoing and the terms of the funding may change, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Technology companies including house-sharing app Airbnb Inc. and file-sharing company DropBox Inc. have both recently raised money at ...

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal gun restrictions against abusers. Federal law bans felons, people subject to permanent domestic-violence protective orders, and certain people convicted of domestic-violence misdemeanors ...

Argentina Defaults According to S&P as Debt Meetings Continue

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A man walks by a sign that reads "Yesterday Braden or Peron, today Griesa or Cristina," in reference to an unresolved debt dispute between the Argentine administration of President Cristina Fernandez and the NML Capital hedge fund, ordered to round-the-clock negotiations by a U.S. District Court presided by ...

Arizona Public Service Enters the Rooftop Solar Business: Good for Installers or a Trojan Horse?

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After a long fight with the solar industry, APS now wants to get into the solar business itself. Industry reactions are mixed. The utility has been criticized for funding a smear campaign against solar firms operating in Arizona, harangued by installers for pushing fees on net metering customers ...

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"

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For five years, FreedomWorks has proclaimed itself a leading tea party group fueling the conservative grassroots and fighting establishment Republicans. The organization touts its small-dollar donations from everyday activists, but it also has received substantial funding from corporate donors and one-percenters, most notably Richard Stephenson, a FreedomWorks board ...

"Confused Cats Against Feminism" Is the Purrfect Response to "Women Against Feminism"

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The Tumblr Women Against Feminism has inspired scores of think pieces decrying its misuse of the term "feminist." Yet when David Futrelle saw the collection of photos of women holding handwritten signs like "I don't need feminism because I am not a victim," it reminded him of his ...

Bloomberg Editor Swims English Channel, Mostly in Darkness

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Bloomberg News Editor Sara Marley became one of fewer than 1,500 people to swim the English Channel, completing the crossing of the world’s busiest shipping lane early this morning in about 13 hours, 50 minutes. “It was really a mental battle, my body just kept going as my brain said ‘stop, stop stop,’” Marley said by phone. By the end, she had “lost track of time” and thought she had been in the water for more than 15 hours. Marley, 46, a London-based sports editor who had written an article ...

Yet Another Man With a Gun Just Murdered His Wife and Children

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In Saco, Maine on Saturday night, 33-year-old Joel Smith used a pump-action shotgun to kill his 35-year-old wife, Heather Smith, his 12-year-old stepson, and the couple's two biological children, a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, before turning the gun on himself. The horrific scene was discovered on ...

How the System Brutalizes Children Who Kill in California (VIDEO)

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Straddling the 5 freeway, the L.A. River and a maze of industrial rail yards, the Brewery Artist Lofts boasts its own creative ecosystem, which thrives on 18 acres of brick lofts, cement towers and ivy-covered warehouses where artists live, work, eat, drink, sleep and party. In August 1988,

Groupon Founder Andrew Mason Launches Audio Tour App

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Andrew Mason is walking with a reporter amid the seagulls on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, using his iPhone (AAPL) to play an audio walking tour. As he approaches the giant hoists with which local anglers move their daily catch to shore, the voice of a local fisherman named ...

Contamination hits cell work

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Mycoplasma infestations are widespread and costing laboratories millions of dollars in lost research. John Hogenesch saw the anguished look on his technician’s face and knew instantly that her experiments had gone haywire; he also had a pretty good idea of why. “Check your culture for Mycoplasma contamination,” he ...

China Snares Biggest Tiger Yet With Probe of Zhou

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Zhou Yongkang, one of the members of the nine-seat Politburo Standing Committee, attends the closing of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in this March 14, 2011 file photo in Beijing. Close Zhou Yongkang, one of the members of the nine-seat Politburo Standing ...

AgileBits Shows Off 1Password Login Extension For iOS 8 Apps

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When Apple first showed off Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, everyone knew what it would eventually lead to: using your fingerprint to access anything secure on your iPhone, in any app. At WWDC last month, Apple finally announced that it was opening up the feature to all ...

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

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Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading ...

Hilton Hotels Now Lets Your Choose Your Room With Your Phone

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Hilton Hotels is taking a page out of the airline playbook, giving users more control over the experience through their smartphone. The hotel chain has recently introduced a way for users to choose their room on their smartphone, and promises to roll out smartphone-powered door keys to the ...

How Argentina’s Default May Trigger $29 Billion in Claims

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By defaulting tomorrow, Argentina may trigger bondholder claims of as much as $29 billion -- equal to all its foreign-currency reserves.If the overdue interest on Argentina’s dollar-denominated securities due 2033 isn’t paid by July 30, provisions in bond indentures known as cross-default clauses would allow the nation’s other ...

World's Worst Ebola Outbreak: What You Need to Know

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July 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadlier than any in recorded history, infecting 1200 people and killing 672 so far. Bloomberg looks at what makes this epidemic so dangerous and what the U.S. is doing to stop it. Video by: Alexandra Dean, Josh ...

Hong Kong Popping Housing Bubbles London Can’t Handle

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A woman pushes a baby stroller past estate agents' 'Let By', 'Sold', and 'For Sale' signs outside a residential apartment block located in the Kingston area of London, U.K. Close A woman pushes a baby stroller past estate agents' 'Let By', 'Sold', and 'For Sale' signs outside a ...

Snapchat, In Talks With Alibaba, Joins The $10 Billion Valuation Club

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Snapchat’s decision to reportedly rebuff Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer doesn’t look as silly today: according to a new report from Bloomberg out this morning, the ephemeral messaging application may now be valued at $10 billion dollars, as it continues talking with investors, including Alibaba, about a new ...

Concur Is Partnering With Airbnb And Uber To Capture A New Breed Of Business Traveler

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Business expense and travel management company ConcurConcur has announced some new partnerships that should enable users to better manage expenses across a wider range of businesses. Those partnerships, with startups Airbnb and Uber, are designed to put it in a better position as the world of business travel ...

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, follows the deaths of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in neighboring Liberia, highlighting the dangers faced by staff trying to halt the disease's spread across West Africa. Ebola is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ...

Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

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Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! Robocoin, a bitcoin ATM company, has announced that they’ve placed the first bitcoin ATM on the Las Vegas strip where the high-rollers and low- can go to turn their winnings into crypto cash. The ATM,

The NRA's Murder Mystery

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SShortly before dark on the evening of April 17, 1963, Robert J. Dowlut went looking for a gun inside the city cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. Making his way through the headstones, he stopped in front of the abandoned Studebaker family mausoleum. He knelt by the front right ...

UK To Put Driverless Cars On Public Roads By January

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The UK is planning to allow driverless cars to use public roads by next year. At the moment autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. It’s expected that the first vehicles will be seen on some British streets by January next year. Previously, the Department for Transport ...

Andrew Mason’s Audio Tour App Detour Steers You Away From The Typical Tourist Traps

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I’m about 20 minutes late when I meet Andrew Mason at the famous Boudin Bakery in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf district. It’s a tourist trap, but it’s where Mason wants to meet and who am I to complain? I’m about to get a sneak peek at the thing ...

Why do we still insist women share responsibility for “provoking” their abuse?

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There’s a particular kind of irony when Whoopi Goldberg, who 19 years ago starred in a film that featured intergenerational domestic violence, makes comments in support of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith regarding the very lenient two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice for knocking his then fiancee unconscious and dragging her into an elevator. On Monday, Goldberg offered her two cents: “If you make the choice as a woman who’s 4 foot 3 and you decide to hit a guy who’s 6 feet tall and you’re the last ...

The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists

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Twitter Picked Up 16M Active Users In Q2

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In its most recent quarter, Twitter didn’t just report stronger-than-expected financials. It also showed continued user growth, which has been an ongoing concern for the company. Twitter says there were an average of 271 million monthly active users, compared to 255 million in the first quarter of this ...

Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter

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Nintendo’s quarterly results are out (via WSJ), and the company saw disappointing sales of both its hardware platforms, with the Wii U managing to triple sales but still only achieving 510,000 units shipped overall, and the Nintendo 3DS dropping below a million units moved with a 41 percent ...

Big Oil's New Pitch: Fracking Means Never Having To Fear Putin

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As Ukraine sinks deeper into crisis, the oil and gas industry is pressing the United States to deploy its abundant natural gas supply as a weapon against Russia—and lawmakers of both parties are lining up behind the proposal. "We have this natural-gas boom," Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) saidsaid ...

Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

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Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected “experts” who are sitting in public judgement on Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (rtbf) ruling — by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy thinktank at ...

Elliott Sees Most Significant Danger in Electromagnetic Pulse

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Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. warned investors of the risk of an electromagnetic pulse event massively disrupting the electronic grid in a wide-ranging investor letter that took shots at central bankers, social media and U.S. foreign policy. “While these pages are typically chock full of scary or depressing ...

America's 10 Most Hated Banks

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If you put out a complaint box for customers of US banks and financial firms, you will get hundreds of thousands of complaints. That's what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—which was set up by Elizabeth Warren before she became a US senator—has discovered. And the bank that has ...

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

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1 of 13. 1 of 13.An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014. An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014.GAZA/JERUSALEMGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. (Reuters) - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister ...

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint

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Fresh on the heels of the announcement and partial release of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a new dose of code for users of its smartphone platform: Update 1. Akin to Update 1 for Windows 8.1, Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 contains a welcome mix of quality ...

Court rules that law that would shut down Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic is unconstitutional

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In the latest salvo in the battle to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law designed to shut it down is unconstitutional. “Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion. H.B. 1390 effectively ...

International Day of Friendship

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"On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family. " The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. The resolution (A/RES/65/275) places particular emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity. The Day is ...

Why It Matters That Norman Finkelstein Just Got Arrested Outside the Israeli Consulate

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At 12:30 pm today, a few dozen people laid down in the street at the intersection of 43rd Street and Second Avenue, stopping traffic from reaching the 42nd Street block housing the Israeli Consulate. Around them, a hundred or so people chanted from the sidewalks for the end ...

Gaza "plunged into darkness" on Eid

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The children were all dressed in new clothes. They were gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Yet their faces did not look cheerful. Thirteen-year-old Muayad al-Sahqar was not venturing further than the footstep of a house in central Gaza. “We are here sitting because of our constant fear that ...

SMA Solar to Cut 600 More Jobs and Lower Full-Year Forecast Citing Weak Demand

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Stefan Nicola, BloombergJuly 30, 2014|0 CommentsSMA Solar Technology AG, Germany’s biggest solar company, said it may lose as much as 45 million euros ($60 million) this year because of “stagnating” demand in the solar industry. Shares fell the most in seven months. SMA cut its sales forecast to 850 million euros to 950 million euros, from 1 billion euros to 1.3 billion euros earlier, it said today in a statement. The company will fire 600 more workers after it said in July last year it would cut 700 full-time ...

Taptalk’s Official Response To Its Clone ‘Instagram Bolt’

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“F*ck Retakes”. That was Taptalk founder Onno Faber’s reply when I asked for his reaction to Bolt, Instagram’s new standalone app. Bolt lets you send photos and videos with one-touch by tapping a friend’s face…just like Taptalk. And those faces are lined up on the bottom half of ...

Flaws emerge in RNA method to build tree of life

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Study finds problems with alluringly simple way to tease out evolutionary relationships through microRNA.Scanning the genome of the painted turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, revealed microRNAs that were reported missing in earlier studiesTiny molecules that seemed to provide a powerful way to construct the tree of life may not ...

The Reformation Begins: New York Utility Proposes Community Solar, Microgrids-as-a-Service

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As the New York Public Service Commission debates a proposal to reform the state's distribution utilities, Central Hudson Gas & Electric is getting out in front of the coming changes. The utility filed a $46 million rate case with the PSC last week, packaged under the title "Value ...

Syria: Barrage of Barrel Bombs

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Search for survivors at a site hit by barrel bombs according to activists in the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo. July 27, 2014. Al-Ameria neighborhood in Aleppo City, after it was struck by probable air strike. Image taken May 23, 2014. (New York) – The Syrian government is raining ...

Top Ebola Doctor Dies Of Disease

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FREETOWN, July 29 (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's top doctor fighting an outbreak of Ebola has died from the virus, the country's chief medical officer, Brima Kargbo, said on Tuesday. Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, was infected with Ebola this month and ...
 

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