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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

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Most octopuses are loners, but larger Pacific striped octopuses, like the one shown here, display surprising social behaviors. If recent octopusoctopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color in an instant, and commission their arms to ...

Why are Dope-addicted, Disgraced Doctors Running Our Drug Trials?

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At around 7 p.m.At around 7 p.m. on February 28, 2003, a 66-year-old woman showed up at the Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley, a small Californian town not far from the Mexican border. She was seen by one of the doctors on duty in the emergency room that ...

BlackBerry’s Chen Has No Buyout Offers During Turnaround

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BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) has no acquisition offers on the table as Chief Executive Officer John Chen seeks to remake the company. has no acquisition offers on the table as Chief Executive Officer John Chen seeks to remake the company.The handset and mobile software-and-services provider is instead ...

EA Launches A $30 Per Year Netflix For Games On Xbox One

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I’d play a lot more games if they weren’t $70 a pop, and it looks like EA suspects that might be true of a lot of gamers. The game publisher just announced a new subscription service called ‘EA Access‘ for Xbox One users that will give subscribers all ...

Was Six-Million-Year-Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo?

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This item, which an auction house said was a coprolite, or fossilized dung, sold for $10,370. Scientists are skeptical. This past Saturday, a private collector paid $10,370 at auction for what was touted as a six-million-year-old turd. Billed in the auction house catalog as fossil feces measuring "an ...

SolarCity Quietly Moving to Loans and Customer-Owned Solar

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Sources provide details on a stealthy SolarCity loan program; plus loan activity at Sunrun, Vivint and SunEdison.Officially, SolarCitySolarCity, , SunrunSunrun and Vivint do not offer loans for the residential photovoltaic (PV) systems that they help finance and install. and Vivint do not offer loans for the residential photovoltaic ...

Get That Life: How I Became a Museum's Chief Curiosity Correspondent

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Emily Graslie didn't mean to become a scientist. An artist by training, she stumbled across a natural history museum in Montana and got hooked on the bounty of artifacts and animal specimens. Now the star of her own YouTube show Emily Graslie didn't mean to become a scientist.

With Apple’s Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book

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Apple’s acquisition of BookLampApple’s acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound friends. When we combine this information with , a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” ...

Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Francisco

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Newcomers to Silicon Valley are often shocked at how appallingly bad the transit options between San Francisco and the rest of the region can be.It’s a legacy of fragmented regional governance where nine different counties created at least 10 different semi-overlapping public rail and bus systems. BART was ...

Argentine Bonds Fall as Default Deadline Looms With No Progress

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Argentine bonds dropped to a one-month low as the nation rejects direct talks with creditors in a conflict over defaulted bonds that’s threatening to force it to renege on payments for a second time since 2001.Government bondsGovernment bonds maturing in 2033 fell 2.23 cents to 81.99 cents on the dollar at 4:45 p.m. in Buenos Aires, the lowest level since June 20, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Yields jumped 0.36 percentage point to 10.77 percent. maturing in 2033 fell 2.23 cents to 81.99 cents on the dollar at 4:45 ...

House Republicans Pass Bill to Lower Taxes on the Rich and Raise Taxes on the Poor

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So what are Republicans in the House of Representatives up to these days? According to Danny Vinik,According to Danny Vinik, they just passed a bill that would reduce taxes on the rich and raise them on the poor. they just passed a bill that would reduce taxes on ...

The Taliban's Resurgent, and There's "Real Potential" US Arms Can Fall Into Their Hands

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Over the last decade, the United States has provided hundreds of thousands of small arms—including machine guns, grenade launchers, and rifles—to the Afghan security forces. But the US and its Afghan counterparts are doing an inadequate job of tracking these weapons, government investigators claimgovernment investigators claim, increasing the ...

Gold Bugs Meet Bitcoin Believers to Supplant the Dollar

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Bitcoin, cooked up by programmers six years ago, has been embraced by hipster anarchists and others eager to trade online while avoiding the constraints of conventional money. Close CloseBitcoin, cooked up by programmers six years ago, has been embraced by hipster anarchists and others eager to trade online ...

Ontario to Become Energy Lab with 34MW of ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Storage

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California may have the world’s biggest grid-scale energy storage mandate -- but Canada’s Ontario province may have the world’s most varied one.Last week, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced(IESO) announced it had awarded five companies a total of 34 megawatts of energy storage projects. Winning projects include ...

Fly Or Die: Tinder Moments

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Last month, Tinder launched MomentsMoments. It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.” . It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.”In terms of benefits, Tinder Moments are an easy way to get a conversation started between two people on Tinder. Plus, the feature functions well and looks ...

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Indian E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Massive $1B Round

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FlipkartFlipkart, the largest e-commerce company in India, announced on Twitter that it has raised a massive $1 billion round. The tweet confirms , the largest e-commerce company in India, announced on Twitter that it has raised a massive $1 billion round. The tweet confirms reports several days earlier ...

These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > See the event >Explore what’s new and ...

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers the iCloud

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This This story was originally published by the GuardianGuardian and is reproduced here as part of the and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was reported by the Guardian'sGuardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, and the video was produced by Climate Desk's James West. Suzanne ...

Babies Are Getting Brain Bleeds—Are Vaccine Fears to Blame?

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In May, the Tennessean Tennessean reported onreported on a truly shocking medical problem. Seven infants, aged between seven and 20 weeks old, had arrived at Vanderbilt University's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital over the past eight months with a condition called " a truly shocking medical problem. Seven ...

Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

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Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro lineRetina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts, and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB., with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts, and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB.The Retina MacBook Pro update is similar to ...

Buying on Dips Pays Most in Five Years as Stocks Rebound

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Not since the bull marketbull market began has buying dips in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index been a surer way of making money. began has buying dips in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index been a surer way of making money.Declines (SPX) Declines (SPX) in the benchmark gauge for American equity are lasting an average of 1.5 days in 2014, the shortest since at least 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Starting last year, returns on days after the index fell have averaged 0.13 percent, the highest since ...

U.S.-Israeli tensions rise as hostilities in Gaza subside

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1 of 12. 1 of 12.Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014.GAZA/JERUSALEMGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war. (Reuters) - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as ...

Beats Music Mobile App Gets Recommendation Tweaking, Verified Profiles And More

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Beats MusicBeats Music has updated its has updated its iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications with a few new features, including a way to tune the Beats recommendation engine manually for better suggestions, a new history view for The Sentence, the Songza-like ...

A/B Testing Service Leanplum Raises $4.8M Series A Round, Adds Marketing Automation Tools

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LeanplumLeanplum, an A/B testing service for iOS and Android apps, today announced that it has raised a $4.8 million Series A round from , an A/B testing service for iOS and Android apps, today announced that it has raised a $4.8 million Series A round from Shasta VenturesShasta ...

Will Seinfeld Episodes Be Streaming on Netflix This Fall?

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The Internet was all in a tizzyin a tizzy Friday over a Friday over a pressing issuepressing issue of home entertainment. Will you soon be able to binge-watch of home entertainment. Will you soon be able to binge-watch SeinfeldSeinfeld episodes on episodes onNetflix (NFLX)? To paraphrase an infamous ...

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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New Favorite Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism

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Depressed, disturbed, almost-but-not-quite-amused by the “Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr“Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.Like many of the women featured on the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, these cats don’t ...
 

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