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Tom's Hardware
Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonicalbrisk business. Silber has been running Canonical (maker of Ubuntu, among a gr
Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonical
Tom's Hardware / Posted yesterday
brisk business. Silber has been running Canonical (maker of Ubuntu, among a great many other software products) in one form or another for well over a decade at this point, first as COO and now CEO. She answers questions thoughtfully, with... Read more
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International Business Times
Brexit: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon warns UK faces a 'hard exit' from EU rather than soft" exit from the EU, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon
Brexit: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon warns UK faces a 'hard exit' from EU
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
rather than soft" exit from the EU, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has warned. The SNP leader, speaking at an Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) event, said her government would "keep all of our options open" ahead of Theresa... Read more
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USA Today
Party turmoil, week twoapparently WikiLeaks doesn't care about you or your family dynamic. And the lea
Party turmoil, week two
USA Today / Posted yesterday
apparently WikiLeaks doesn't care about you or your family dynamic. And the leak couldn't have happened at a worse time for the Dems as they get started with their 2016 convention in Philadelphia, especially following a week of disunity on... Read more
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AdWeek
50 Creatives Whose Brilliant Ideas and Beautiful Craft Will Make You Jealousof exceptional talent from literally entry-level people to global network chief
50 Creatives Whose Brilliant Ideas and Beautiful Craft Will Make You Jealous
AdWeek / Posted 2 days ago
of exceptional talent from literally entry-level people to global network chiefs. What unites all of them is a passion for the work, an incessant curiosity about the world and marketing's evolving role in it, and some serious creative... Read more
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Officer.com
Amid Violence, Chicago Police Focus on Listthe violence," the superintendent said in an interview about the raids. Johnso
Amid Violence, Chicago Police Focus on List
Officer.com / Posted 2 days ago
the violence," the superintendent said in an interview about the raids. Johnson said the list isn't used to target people for arrest but said the fact that many of those who were brought in during the recent raids were on the list is proof that... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Don’t take more than you needcoloring and said they’d become friends on her frequent visits to check the dit
Don’t take more than you need
Aspen Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
coloring and said they’d become friends on her frequent visits to check the ditch. But the warm equine reception the two enforcers of Colorado water law received differed from the response they sometimes get from ranchers in Division 6, which... Read more
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The Hindu
Potholes claimed 38 lives in 2015by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways placed Karnataka (44,011 acciden
Potholes claimed 38 lives in 2015
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways placed Karnataka (44,011 accidents) among the top 13 States which accounted for 86.7 per cent of all road accidents, also figuring in the upper bracket of fatalities in road accidents (10,856) and for... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Duff Goldman takes a break from making cakes, and bakes breadI’d probably be a mechanic,” says Duff Goldman. The owner of Charm City Cakes a
Duff Goldman takes a break from making cakes, and bakes bread
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
I’d probably be a mechanic,” says Duff Goldman. The owner of Charm City Cakes and longtime Food Network star is known for his imaginative and at times gravity-defying cake creations. “I love messing with things and figuring them out.” Goldman... Read more
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Wired News
Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axionwith it? Can you do things beyond the standard model with it?” said Savas Dimop
Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axion
Wired News / Posted 3 days ago
with it? Can you do things beyond the standard model with it?” said Savas Dimopoulos, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University. “And most people think the answer to that is no.” Asimina Arvanitaki is not one of those people. A... Read more
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11 News Houston
Centenarian lobster saved from pot at last minuteEven more astounding: Although figuring out a lobster's age is an inexact scien
Centenarian lobster saved from pot at last minute
11 News Houston / Posted 4 days ago
Even more astounding: Although figuring out a lobster's age is an inexact science, the owner of the restaurant that acquired Larry estimates, based on the lobster's growth indicators, that the crustacean is about 110 years old. Tin Fish owner Joe... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its foodFor many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. H
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its food
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
For many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. However, chef Jessica Foust wants to change all that. Foust is a corporate chef and registered dietitian at McDonald's. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
With violence up, Chicago police focus on a list of likeliest to kill, be killedAt weekly meetings, top Chicago police brass would hold commanders accountable
With violence up, Chicago police focus on a list of likeliest to kill, be killed
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
At weekly meetings, top Chicago police brass would hold commanders accountable for crime in their districts. Under Phil Cline, who led the department from 2003 to 2007, hundreds of officers moved from beat patrols to roving specialized units that... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its foodFor many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. H
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its food
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
For many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. However, chef Jessica Foust wants to change all that. Foust is a corporate chef and registered dietitian at McDonald's. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its foodFor many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. H
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its food
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
For many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. However, chef Jessica Foust wants to change all that. Foust is a corporate chef and registered dietitian at McDonald's. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its foodFor many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. H
McDonald's chef reveals 5 changes the company is making to its food
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
For many Americans, McDonald's is synonymous with fattening, unhealthy foods. However, chef Jessica Foust wants to change all that. Foust is a corporate chef and registered dietitian at McDonald's. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America,... Read more
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USA Today
Centenarian lobster saved from pot at last minutethe 15-pound crustacean from ending up on Florida diners' plates, the Miami Her
Centenarian lobster saved from pot at last minute
USA Today / Posted 4 days ago
the 15-pound crustacean from ending up on Florida diners' plates, the Miami Herald reports. Even more astounding: Although figuring out a lobster's age is an inexact science, the owner of the restaurant that acquired Larry estimates, based on the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Newsmaker: Mary Mayberrymaster's degree in education from Edinboro University; currently pursuing a cer
Newsmaker: Mary Mayberry
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
master's degree in education from Edinboro University; currently pursuing a certification in behavior analysis from California University of Pennsylvania, where she also received her certification in autism education. Background: Mayberry has... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Transatlantic trade deal could suffer Brexit falloutthe U.K. and Europe," Secretary of State John Kerry said this week. The U.S. a
Transatlantic trade deal could suffer Brexit fallout
Bankrate.com / Posted 4 days ago
the U.K. and Europe," Secretary of State John Kerry said this week. The U.S. and EU have been negotiating the trade pact for 3 years and had hoped to complete it this year. A priority for Obama "This remains a high priority for President Obama... Read more
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NJ Biz
Affordability, changes to industry remain hot topics at health care eventIt may have come up in casual conversation, but surveys are supporting the idea
Affordability, changes to industry remain hot topics at health care event
NJ Biz / Posted 5 days ago
It may have come up in casual conversation, but surveys are supporting the idea: Despite its name, there are ongoing affordability issues with the Affordable Care Act. The struggle to keep up with the changes in health care have spurred many a... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Transatlantic trade deal could suffer Brexit falloutthe U.K. and Europe," Secretary of State John Kerry said this week. The U.S. a
Transatlantic trade deal could suffer Brexit fallout
Bankrate.com / Posted 6 days ago
the U.K. and Europe," Secretary of State John Kerry said this week. The U.S. and EU have been negotiating the trade pact for 3 years and had hoped to complete it this year. A priority for Obama "This remains a high priority for President Obama... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Ants learnt farming 60 million years ago, man 1000 yearsgenes when they committed to farming fungi," said Jacobus Boomsma, research ass
Ants learnt farming 60 million years ago, man 1000 years
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
genes when they committed to farming fungi," said Jacobus Boomsma, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and biology professor at the University of Copenhagen. This tied the fate of the ants to their food with the... Read more
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New Kerala
Ants learnt farming 60 mn years ago; man 10,000 years back - newkerala.com #93068in the journal Nature Communications. This evolutionary give-and-take led to s
Ants learnt farming 60 mn years ago; man 10,000 years back - newkerala.com #93068
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
in the journal Nature Communications. This evolutionary give-and-take led to some species -- the leafcutter ants, for example -- developing industrial-scale farming that surpasses human agriculture in its efficiency, the researchers... Read more
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PhysOrg
After the age of dinosaurs came the age of ant farmersthe insects and their crop fungi. A team including Jacobus Boomsma, research as
After the age of dinosaurs came the age of ant farmers
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
the insects and their crop fungi. A team including Jacobus Boomsma, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and biology professor at the University of Copenhagen with his colleagues there, Sanne Nygaard and Guojie Zhang,... Read more
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The New Yorker
White Plight?On the morning of September 4, 1957, a fifteen-year-old girl named Elizabeth Ec
White Plight?
The New Yorker / Posted 6 days ago
On the morning of September 4, 1957, a fifteen-year-old girl named Elizabeth Eckford walked toward the entrance of Little Rock Central High School. It was among the first high schools in a major Southern city to admit a class of black students, in... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Food 53: Celebrating the most influential people in Canadian fooda goatee and curly hair, steps out of the truck, shoes crunching on the gravel
The Food 53: Celebrating the most influential people in Canadian food
The Globe and Mail / Posted 7 days ago
a goatee and curly hair, steps out of the truck, shoes crunching on the gravel road. The 42-year-old founder of Justice for Migrant Workers spends his weeks working 9 to 5 as a legal clerk and his weekends in farm country, trying to make a... Read more
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New York Post
How Flores shows Terry Collins is betraying his lineup credoCHICAGO — The strange thing is this: Every day, before he fills out his lineup
How Flores shows Terry Collins is betraying his lineup credo
New York Post / Posted 7 days ago
CHICAGO — The strange thing is this: Every day, before he fills out his lineup card, Terry Collins has to spread out names in his mind like Scrabble letters. The narrative is this: He has too many players he wants to use, and too few places in the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
The kids are all right — but what about your spouse?First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the f
The kids are all right — but what about your spouse?
Detroit Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the fairy tale. Relationships suffer for about two out of three couples within the first three years of having a child, according to research by the Seattle-based Gottman... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Students face drug temptations dailyCampus access only part of youth substance abuse picture Under a barrage of in
Students face drug temptations daily
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 9 days ago
Campus access only part of youth substance abuse picture Under a barrage of information from a young age about the dangers of drugs, students face an almost daily challenge of whether to use them. As the daily gathering point for young people,... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral pr
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.
Stamford Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral problem. It's an issue of missed opportunity for the tech economy. It's time we get beyond acknowledging the problem and get started on figuring out why it exists so we... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral pr
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.
Connecticut Post / Posted 11 days ago
disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral problem. It's an issue of missed opportunity for the tech economy. It's time we get beyond acknowledging the problem and get started on figuring out why it exists so we... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral pr
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.
Greenwich Time / Posted 11 days ago
disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral problem. It's an issue of missed opportunity for the tech economy. It's time we get beyond acknowledging the problem and get started on figuring out why it exists so we... Read more
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The News-Times
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral pr
Tech's Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don't Believe It Is.
The News-Times / Posted 11 days ago
disparities occur among coders (more on that later). This isn't just a moral problem. It's an issue of missed opportunity for the tech economy. It's time we get beyond acknowledging the problem and get started on figuring out why it exists so we... Read more
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Officer.com
'Warrior' Training Debated After Minnesota ShootingTwin Cities man who took one of the classes said he was greatly disturbed by wh
'Warrior' Training Debated After Minnesota Shooting
Officer.com / Posted 11 days ago
Twin Cities man who took one of the classes said he was greatly disturbed by what he saw — an instructor goading law enforcement students to not hesitate to shoot, and assuring them they’d be legally covered if they did. A promotional video for... Read more
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The Hindu
Most Telugus land in IIT Madras though preferred choice is BombayIIT Bombay, Madras and Kharagpur preferred by rankers from Telugu States figuri
Most Telugus land in IIT Madras though preferred choice is Bombay
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
IIT Bombay, Madras and Kharagpur preferred by rankers from Telugu States figuring in top 1,000 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is the first preference of Telugus, but IIT Madras is where majority of them land up followed by IIT... Read more
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Market Watch
How much will your health expenses be in retirement?Question: My wife and I are trying to set up a budget for retirement, and we’re
How much will your health expenses be in retirement?
Market Watch / Posted 11 days ago
Question: My wife and I are trying to set up a budget for retirement, and we’re wrestling, in particular, with health-care expenses. How can we estimate what our medical bills will look like in the future? An important — and vexing — question. For... Read more
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Philly.com
What diabetes may be doing to your brainPeople with type 2 diabetes, the kind you are more likely to get as an adult, a
What diabetes may be doing to your brain
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
People with type 2 diabetes, the kind you are more likely to get as an adult, are at risk for a host of additional medical problems. Stroke and heart attack. Kidney disease. Blindness. Skin infections. Numbness in the feet. Add one more you and... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
It's time to pony up to protect Dallas police HQ and substationsOn Monday evening, about an hour before the candlelight vigil in front of City
It's time to pony up to protect Dallas police HQ and substations
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
On Monday evening, about an hour before the candlelight vigil in front of City Hall, I was visiting with a Dallas police officer about the hell that had been the last few days. At some point, our conversation turned to what the chief had said earlier... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
How Twitter gives researchers an insight into humanitySince its public launch 10 years ago, Twitter has been used as a social network
How Twitter gives researchers an insight into humanity
Otago Daily Times / Posted 12 days ago
Since its public launch 10 years ago, Twitter has been used as a social networking platform among friends, an instant messaging service for smartphone users and a promotional tool for corporations and politicians. But it's also been an invaluable... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Lab-on-a-chip unlocks world of possibilitiesthe study of molecular interactions critical to biological function.On a chip t
Lab-on-a-chip unlocks world of possibilities
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 days ago
the study of molecular interactions critical to biological function.On a chip the length of a thumb, he has developed a platform for studying the mechanics of microorganisms. His most recent research has come about thanks to collaboration with UC... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
College of Western Idaho plans Nampa campus expansionValley. The overall goal of the new expansion though is to create a comprehensi
College of Western Idaho plans Nampa campus expansion
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 13 days ago
Valley. The overall goal of the new expansion though is to create a comprehensive campus with a true campus environment for a growing student body. CWI president Bert Glandon says the college is excited to keep growing and is focused on... Read more
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KTVB Boise
College of Western Idaho plans Nampa campus expansionValley. The overall goal of the new expansion though is to create a comprehensi
College of Western Idaho plans Nampa campus expansion
KTVB Boise / Posted 13 days ago
Valley. The overall goal of the new expansion though is to create a comprehensive campus with a true campus environment for a growing student body. CWI president Bert Glandon says the college is excited to keep growing and is focused on... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Major facilities changes on tableChairwoman Pattsi Petrie. The referendum question could be written to include
Major facilities changes on table
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Chairwoman Pattsi Petrie. The referendum question could be written to include a sunset clause so that it would not go on for perpetuity, she said. The plan, including architectural plans and cost estimates, is still being developed, County... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
NIOSH’s metal/nonmetal miner health effort seeks new data sources, collaboratorshealth risks miners face on the job, but some pretty big gaps remain. Kristin
NIOSH’s metal/nonmetal miner health effort seeks new data sources, collaborators
ScienceBlogs / Posted 14 days ago
health risks miners face on the job, but some pretty big gaps remain. Kristin Yeoman and her colleagues at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) hope to begin closing that knowledge gap with a new focus on the health... Read more
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PhysOrg
The outer edge of a star's habitable zone a hard place for lifeinto Earth’s atmosphere. Credit: NASA Earth is situated right in the middle of
The outer edge of a star's habitable zone a hard place for life
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
into Earth’s atmosphere. Credit: NASA Earth is situated right in the middle of our Sun's habitable zone and it's a comfortable place for life. We enjoy a relatively stable climate and the right amount of warmth to allow liquid water. But new... Read more
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The Age
Labour shortage may see Japanese work until they're 80 years oldhad a fulfilling career in which he travelled the world as an engineer. Then, a
Labour shortage may see Japanese work until they're 80 years old
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
had a fulfilling career in which he travelled the world as an engineer. Then, at age 65, he retired. That didn't last long. For the past seven years Suzuki, 72, has been a nursing aide in the Tokyo area, and says he's years away from true... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Labour shortage may see Japanese work until they're 80 years oldJapan's society is ageing, shrinking its workforce, but economists say one solu
Labour shortage may see Japanese work until they're 80 years old
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Japan's society is ageing, shrinking its workforce, but economists say one solution may be to extend the working age. Photo: AP Hiroshi Suzuki had a fulfilling career in which he travelled the world as an engineer. Then, at age 65, he retired. That... Read more
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Super Sport
Diary of a US Openwas a memorable week I’m back in Seattle, reflecting on what was an incredibly
Diary of a US Open
Super Sport / Posted 15 days ago
was a memorable week I’m back in Seattle, reflecting on what was an incredibly exciting US Open final round. It’s just unfortunate I’m not here reflecting on a South African victory. Both Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace went close, but it... Read more
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CBC.ca
Indigenous and Calgarian: How to create and preserve a sense of identitySandra Sutter and a friend were meeting for breakfast at Laurier Lounge in sout
Indigenous and Calgarian: How to create and preserve a sense of identity
CBC.ca / Posted 16 days ago
Sandra Sutter and a friend were meeting for breakfast at Laurier Lounge in southwest Calgary in October when they noticed an Indigenous woman wandering around in a nearby parking lot. A day or two prior, a man had been robbed and murdered in the... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Weizman Institute Revealing Secrets of Protective Coating of Wheat and Barleycoating (left) adds sturdiness to wheat (bottom, leaf sheaths). When scientists
Weizman Institute Revealing Secrets of Protective Coating of Wheat and Barley
The Jewish Press / Posted 16 days ago
coating (left) adds sturdiness to wheat (bottom, leaf sheaths). When scientists silenced one of the genes responsible for the production of this coating, the wheat grew to be glossy-green (right). / Courtesy Young cultivated wheat has a very... Read more
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Market Watch
My mother lives below the poverty line — but I stopped paying her debtsdecent jobs and are what I would consider middle-class suburbanites. Our relat
My mother lives below the poverty line — but I stopped paying her debts
Market Watch / Posted 17 days ago
decent jobs and are what I would consider middle-class suburbanites. Our relationship with my mother has been strained for many years. There is not a lot of contact between my brother and our mother, or expectation of assistance emotionally or... Read more
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