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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 ...

Our Sex-Crazed Congress

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2 mentions5 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 ...

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 ...

Tell Us What You Really Think About Donald Trump

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2 mentions19 hours ago
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 ...

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 pic.twitter.com/9JmRNfwpHJ Turns out many of the city’s marquee Vision Zero ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The $600 Million Mine Sold for a Dollar Underscores Ruin of Coal

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The destructive force of a collapse in world coal prices has been underlined by the sale of a mine valued at A$860 million ($624 million) three years ago for just ...

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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17 mentions6 hours ago
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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3 mentions2 days ago
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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2 mentions2 days ago
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 ...

Preprint

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3 mentions5 hours ago
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 ...

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 ...

Worker Pay in U.S. Rises 0.2%, Smallest Gain Since 1982

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Wages and salaries in the U.S. rose in the second quarter at the slowest pace on record, dashing projections that an improving labor market would boost pay. The 0.2 percent ...

Euro Maccabi games marred by anti-Semitism in Berlin

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Two youths taunted six Jewish men with anti-Semitic insults and tossed an object at the group, police in the German capital said on Friday. The attackers fled and are being ...

Bernie Sanders Explains Why You Should Care About What’s Happening to Greece

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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the 2015 International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers Conference, July 28, 2015 (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) It’s not that Senator Bernie Sanders ...

Sushinomics Data Show New Yorkers Are Still Getting a Raw Deal

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A sushi dinner in the tri-state area doesn’t come cheap: New York and Greenwich, Connecticut, are atop Bloomberg’s Sushinomics indexes for the fourth straight year. The average price of two ...

Social media and movements: is the love affair really over?

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Social media are monitored and controlled by large corporations. Can they also facilitate the kind of self-organization that defines radical politics? When I started my PhD in 2011 there was ...

What is SoulCycle, And Why Are People Obsessed With It?

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A SoulCycle class at SXSW 2015 on March 16, 2015 in Austin, Texas. A company called SoulCycle, well-known in big cities like New York and San Francisco, has decided to ...

Australia walks away from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks

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The trade minister, Andrew Robb, says 98% of agreement is finalised but the difficulties lie with the big four economies of US Canada, Japan and MexicoFriday 31 July 2015 23.03 EDTLast ...

What We Learned About Donald Trump By Playing His Board Game

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Donald Trump's preparation for the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate is "low key, absolutely low stress," adviser Chuck Laudner told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "This isn't 50 consultants locked ...

Hillary Clinton Fires Back at the New York Times

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2 mentions3 days ago
The New York Times had a bombshell on its hands the other day: the paper of record reported that government investigators had asked the Justice Department to investigate possible criminal ...

Homeland Security Is Tracking Black Lives Matter. Is That Legal?

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Last Friday, the Intercept released documents revealing that the Department of Homeland Security had been monitoring the Black Lives Matter movement since protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, last August. Emails ...

11 thoughts about Cecil the lion

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This is not Cecil the lion. I shot this lioness in 2000 in Tanzania… with a digital camera. 1) The manner in which Cecil the lion was killed (he slowly ...

Fetal tissue research for ALS: Planned Parenthood videos leave out that donations after abortion can save lives.

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For five years, I watched my best friend die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a terrible disease that causes one’s muscles to waste away. First he struggled to walk, then to ...
 

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