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Mashable
Facial recognition app used to shame sex workers in RussiaSex workers and pornography actresses in Russia are being identified through a
Facial recognition app used to shame sex workers in Russia
Mashable / Posted 14 hours ago
Sex workers and pornography actresses in Russia are being identified through a facial recognition app and then harassed online. It's a sad and sadly inevitable use of such technology, which has already become relatively ubiquitous through photo... Read more
14h
Ghanaweb.com
Is imitation limitation? The case of China and NigeriaFeature Article of Wednesday, 4 May 2016 We have as many motivational books as
Is imitation limitation? The case of China and Nigeria
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 14 hours ago
Feature Article of Wednesday, 4 May 2016 We have as many motivational books as the speakers feeding us with maxims and principles daily. As Stonebwoy puts it in his Bhim Nation, "dem say this dem say that ooo" as principles. One of the "dem say this... Read more
16h
Canberra Times
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-pickingPicking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-picking
Canberra Times / Posted 16 hours ago
Picking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might not be rocket science - but it can come pretty close. Just ask Mikhail Zverev, Standard Life Investment's head of global equities. He studied physics and electronics... Read more
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Brisbane Times
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-pickingPicking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-picking
Brisbane Times / Posted 16 hours ago
Picking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might not be rocket science - but it can come pretty close. Just ask Mikhail Zverev, Standard Life Investment's head of global equities. He studied physics and electronics... Read more
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The Age
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-pickingVolkswagen and Toyota's emissions-test cheating scandals got Zverev thinking ab
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-picking
The Age / Posted 16 hours ago
Volkswagen and Toyota's emissions-test cheating scandals got Zverev thinking about cars' electrical circuitry. Photo: Getty Images Picking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might not be rocket science - but it can... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-pickingVolkswagen and Toyota's emissions-test cheating scandals got Zverev thinking ab
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-picking
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
Volkswagen and Toyota's emissions-test cheating scandals got Zverev thinking about cars' electrical circuitry. Photo: Getty Images Picking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might not be rocket science - but it can... Read more
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WA Today
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-pickingPicking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might
A rocket scientist's guide to stock-picking
WA Today / Posted 17 hours ago
Picking growth stocks across sectors shaken out by fast-moving technology might not be rocket science - but it can come pretty close. Just ask Mikhail Zverev, Standard Life Investment's head of global equities. He studied physics and electronics... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
The human toll of drone warfarePresident George W. Bush let innumerable attacks on his decisions, intelligence
The human toll of drone warfare
National Catholic Reporter / Posted yesterday
President George W. Bush let innumerable attacks on his decisions, intelligence and character roll off his back while he was in office. But facing the families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan took a heavy emotional toll on his... Read more
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DW
When citizens spy: Russia's FindFace sparks privacy controversy |As if torn from the pages of dystopian fiction, an unwitting Russian company in
When citizens spy: Russia's FindFace sparks privacy controversy |
DW / Posted yesterday
As if torn from the pages of dystopian fiction, an unwitting Russian company in February launched a facial recognition app that linked to the country's largest social network VK, formally known as VKontakte, effectively planting the seed for a gross... Read more
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Slate
How Trump’s “Unpredictability” Dodge Became the Dumbest Doctrine in PoliticsWho's winning, who's losing, and why. He couldn’t answer a question. He wound
How Trump’s “Unpredictability” Dodge Became the Dumbest Doctrine in Politics
Slate / Posted yesterday
Who's winning, who's losing, and why. He couldn’t answer a question. He wound up with a political philosophy. Donald Trump has a creative excuse for not answering questions... Read more
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The Space Review
Time for fresh thinking about collaboration in spaceRussia celebrates April 12, the day Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in 1961, as
Time for fresh thinking about collaboration in space
The Space Review / Posted 2 days ago
Russia celebrates April 12, the day Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in 1961, as Cosmonautics Day. This year, on the 55th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight, Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke via video link with astronauts from the US and Russia... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MEC Reginah Mhaule - Mpumalanga Education 2016/17 Prov Budget VoteMembers of the Community in the gallery and all our citizens who are following
MEC Reginah Mhaule - Mpumalanga Education 2016/17 Prov Budget Vote
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Members of the Community in the gallery and all our citizens who are following us from various media platforms, I hereby extend special greetings to you all First and foremost, let me take this opportunity to extend my greatest appreciation and... Read more
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Herald-Journal.com
Mark Ollig Column - Genevea hosts 'Exhibition of Inventions' May 2, 2016by Mark Ollig A golden sci
Mark Ollig Column -
Herald-Journal.com / Posted 4 days ago
Genevea hosts 'Exhibition of Inventions' May 2, 2016by Mark Ollig A golden scissors cutting through a multicolored ribbon officially opened the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions recently. This event took place in Geneva,... Read more
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DW
US defense system for South Korea irks China and Russia |The foreign ministers of China and Russia are lashing out at US plans to deploy
US defense system for South Korea irks China and Russia |
DW / Posted 4 days ago
The foreign ministers of China and Russia are lashing out at US plans to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea. With North Korea continuing a series of missile tests and claiming to have detonated a more powerful nuclear bomb (a claim... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ZITF 2016 Records a Decline in Number of ExhibitorsTHE 2016 edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has recorded l
ZITF 2016 Records a Decline in Number of Exhibitors
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
THE 2016 edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has recorded less exhibitors, with participants from Zimbabwe's largest investor, China, dwindling. The 2015 edition of the annual event had about 412 direct exhibitors but this year... Read more
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Slate
Science Magazine’s Defense of Expensive Journals Is Hilariously Flawed“Everyone” Downloads Research Papers IllegallyScience magazine just published a
Science Magazine’s Defense of Expensive Journals Is Hilariously Flawed
Slate / Posted 5 days ago
“Everyone” Downloads Research Papers IllegallyScience magazine just published a great piece on the utility of Sci-Hub. Unfortunately, their defense of their own business model is flawed. Should academic research be free? This question has been... Read more
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Breitbart
Shining Nation: The America that Could Be: The Rise of Donald Trump Will Force American Patriots to Think Harder —and a Book from 1912 Could HelpBy way of introduction, we should note that for nearly two centuries, The Econo
Shining Nation: The America that Could Be: The Rise of Donald Trump Will Force American Patriots to Think Harder —and a Book from 1912 Could Help
Breitbart / Posted 5 days ago
By way of introduction, we should note that for nearly two centuries, The Economist has been a stalwart champion of free markets and free trade. And yet, as the article makes clear, today the political viability of both is under siege, threatened by... Read more
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Reuters
COMMENTARY: Why warring factors target hospitalsA man removes medicine inside the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)-backed al-Quds
COMMENTARY: Why warring factors target hospitals
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
A man removes medicine inside the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)-backed al-Quds hospital after it was hit by airstrikes, in a rebel-held area of Syria's Aleppo, April 28, 2016. On Thursday the Syrian government and its allies conducted air strikes... Read more
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New Kerala
Life will be easier after satellite launch: newkerala.com #55577New Delhi, April 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said life in Ind
Life will be easier after satellite launch: newkerala.com #55577
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
New Delhi, April 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said life in India will be "easier" now after the launch of the country's seventh navigation satellite that is expected to provide navigation with much better accuracy and targeted... Read more
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Raw Story
Putin orders shake-up for Russian space program after rocket launch is delayedRussian President Vladimir Putin told his space officials to raise their game o
Putin orders shake-up for Russian space program after rocket launch is delayed
Raw Story / Posted 6 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin told his space officials to raise their game on Wednesday after he flew thousands of kilometers (miles) to watch the inaugural launch of a rocket from a new spaceport, only for it to be called off. With moments to go... Read more
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PhysOrg
Five human spaceflight missions to look forward to in the next decadeOrion spacecraft will be able to take humans further away from Earth than ever
Five human spaceflight missions to look forward to in the next decade
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
Orion spacecraft will be able to take humans further away from Earth than ever before. Credit: NASA From astronauts breaking records for the longest amount of time spent in space to experiments growing food and keeping bacteria in orbit, the past... Read more
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New Kerala
Researchers using Big Data to study crowd dynamics at Simhastha Kumbh - newkerala.com #54970Kolkata, April 27 : A group of Indian researchers is leading a global team of e
Researchers using Big Data to study crowd dynamics at Simhastha Kumbh - newkerala.com #54970
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
Kolkata, April 27 : A group of Indian researchers is leading a global team of experts to unravel crowd dynamics during the Simhastha Kumbh in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh using Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) for efficient crowd management... Read more
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Raw Story
It’s not just Mars — here are five missions that will take humanity back to the stars in the next decadeFrom astronauts breaking records for the longest amount of time spent in space
It’s not just Mars — here are five missions that will take humanity back to the stars in the next decade
Raw Story / Posted 7 days ago
From astronauts breaking records for the longest amount of time spent in space to experiments growing food and keeping bacteria in orbit, the past decade of human spaceflight has been fascinating. There has also been an explosion of privately-funded... Read more
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The Atlantic
How Writers Have Tried to Make Sense of ChernobylThirty years ago, the sky glowed at the edge of Ukraine. An ill-conceived and b
How Writers Have Tried to Make Sense of Chernobyl
The Atlantic / Posted 8 days ago
Thirty years ago, the sky glowed at the edge of Ukraine. An ill-conceived and bungled safety test had gone critical at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Steam explosions blew the roof off Reactor Number Four, spewing uranium and graphite into the... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Robots, Drones, Bionic Men Descend on Jerusalem During International Tech FairGeek Picnic is the largest Eastern European open air festival dedicated to popu
Robots, Drones, Bionic Men Descend on Jerusalem During International Tech Fair
The Jewish Press / Posted 8 days ago
Geek Picnic is the largest Eastern European open air festival dedicated to popular science, modern technology, science and art, coming to Jerusalem for the first time.Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS By Michael Zeff/TPS Jerusalem (TPS) – Geek Picnic,... Read more
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Mashable
Google's unusually close relationship with the White House raises lots of questionsHe’s hardly the first to suggest that the Obama administration has become too c
Google's unusually close relationship with the White House raises lots of questions
Mashable / Posted 9 days ago
He’s hardly the first to suggest that the Obama administration has become too close to the Silicon Valley juggernaut. Google representatives attended White House meetings more than once a week, on average Over the past seven years, Google has... Read more
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Island Packet
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 yearsBefore the fire, the vomiting, the deaths and the vanishing home, it was the pr
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years
Island Packet / Posted 9 days ago
Before the fire, the vomiting, the deaths and the vanishing home, it was the promise of bumper cars that captured the imagination of the boys. It will be 30 years ago Tuesday that Pripyat and the nearby Chernobyl nuclear plant became synonymous with... Read more
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The News & Observer
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years | News & Observer April 24, 2016 2:00 AM 30 years since Chernobyl may seem
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years
The News & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
| News & Observer April 24, 2016 2:00 AM 30 years since Chernobyl may seem like a long time, but it’s really... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 yearsBefore the fire, the vomiting, the deaths and the vanishing home, it was the pr
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
Before the fire, the vomiting, the deaths and the vanishing home, it was the promise of bumper cars that captured the imagination of the boys. It will be 30 years ago Tuesday that Pripyat and the nearby Chernobyl nuclear plant became synonymous with... Read more
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dna
Will be in politics till we can drive Mamata out, says Chandra BoseWhat are your expectations from this election? This is basically a fight to es
Will be in politics till we can drive Mamata out, says Chandra Bose
dna / Posted 12 days ago
What are your expectations from this election? This is basically a fight to establish some kind of order into governance. In 2011, people of Bengal voted for a change. The Left front was there for 34 long years. In the initial years, the first 10... Read more
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Inquirier.net
55M at risk in ‘Comeleak’UNREPENTANT IT graduate Paul Biteng appears unfazed by his arrest for defacing
55M at risk in ‘Comeleak’
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
UNREPENTANT IT graduate Paul Biteng appears unfazed by his arrest for defacing the Comelec website and causing a massive leak of sensitive voters’ information. AIE BALAGTAS SEE Voters’ personal information disclosed in a massive leak from a database... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Bangladesh in final stages of preparations to build first nuclear power plant in RooppurProject Director Shawkat Akbar says 80 percent work to start the main construct
Bangladesh in final stages of preparations to build first nuclear power plant in Rooppur
Bdnews24.com / Posted 12 days ago
Project Director Shawkat Akbar says 80 percent work to start the main construction on a 1,062-acre land in the first phase has been completed. Science and Technology Secretary Serajul Huq Khan is hopeful the construction of the 2,400-megawatt power... Read more
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The Hindu
China targets 2020 Mars mission launchChina tried to launch its Mars probe Yinghuo—1 in 2011 along with Russian Fobos
China targets 2020 Mars mission launch
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
China tried to launch its Mars probe Yinghuo—1 in 2011 along with Russian Fobos—Grunt from Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan but it was declared lost. China on Friday unveiled plans to send a rover to Mars around 2020 to explore the Red Planet and launch 150... Read more
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iol.co.za
Module launch for Chinese space stationBeijing - China will launch a “core module” for its first space station some ti
Module launch for Chinese space station
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
Beijing - China will launch a “core module” for its first space station some time around 2018, a senior official told the state-run Xinhua news agency on Thursday, part of a plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around... Read more
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SiliconIndia
U.S. Pvt Space Industry Opposes Use Of ISRO Launch Vehicles.WASHINGTON: Such a move, corporate leaders and officials of the fast- emerging
U.S. Pvt Space Industry Opposes Use Of ISRO Launch Vehicles.
SiliconIndia / Posted 12 days ago
WASHINGTON: Such a move, corporate leaders and officials of the fast- emerging American private space industry told lawmakers this week would be detrimental to the future health of the private sector US space companies as it would be tough for them... Read more
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The Lovell Chronicle
Seeking long distances | Riverton graduate cycling around the world to promote James Webb Space TelescopeAstronomer. Physicist. Optics specialist. STEM education enthusiast. Scientist.
Seeking long distances | Riverton graduate cycling around the world to promote James Webb Space Telescope
The Lovell Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
Astronomer. Physicist. Optics specialist. STEM education enthusiast. Scientist. Husband. Father. A man with proud Wyoming ties. All of the above titles fit Riverton High School graduate Dr. Scott Acton, who spoke in Greybull last Monday night, then... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
China to launch “core module” for space station around 2018China will launch a “core module” for its first space station some time around
China to launch “core module” for space station around 2018
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 days ago
China will launch a “core module” for its first space station some time around 2018, a senior official told the state-run Xinhua news agency on Thursday, part of a plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022. Advancing... Read more
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Reuters
China to launch 'core module' for space station around 2018China's Long March-6 rocket, carrying 20 micro-satellites, blasts off from the
China to launch 'core module' for space station around 2018
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
China's Long March-6 rocket, carrying 20 micro-satellites, blasts off from the launch pad in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, September 20, 2015. Long March-6 is a new Chinese carrier rocket model, and will be used for the launch of micro-satellites,... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
E-stonia: country using technology to rebrand itself as the anti-RussiaIt’s not often that a European head of state uses the “radical postmodernist ph
E-stonia: country using technology to rebrand itself as the anti-Russia
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
It’s not often that a European head of state uses the “radical postmodernist philosophy” of Jacques Derrida and Jean Baudrillard to bash a hostile superpower. But then Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s defiantly erudite president of nearly 10 years, is... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
China to launch "core module" for space station around 2018BEIJING: China will launch a "core module" for its first space station some tim
China to launch "core module" for space station around 2018
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
BEIJING: China will launch a "core module" for its first space station some time around 2018, a senior official told the state-run Xinhua news agency on Thursday, part of a plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Story of cities #27: Singapore – the most meticulously planned city in the worldYee had been hauled up six weeks earlier on charges related to materials he had
Story of cities #27: Singapore – the most meticulously planned city in the world
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
Yee had been hauled up six weeks earlier on charges related to materials he had posted online: one for violating Section 298 of the country’s penal code by making “remarks against Christianity, with the deliberate intention of wounding the religious... Read more
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express
US fears as China prepares to officially launch its own space station CHINA is to cement its status as a superpower by launching a space station, t
US fears as China prepares to officially launch its own space station
express / Posted 13 days ago
CHINA is to cement its status as a superpower by launching a space station, top officials have said. China is set to follow in the footsteps of Russia and the US The communist... Read more
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The Financial Express
US space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles; says tough to competePrivate sector US space companies are alleging that ISRO’s launch vehicles are
US space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles; says tough to compete
The Financial Express / Posted 13 days ago
Private sector US space companies are alleging that ISRO’s launch vehicles are subsidised by the Indian government. (Representative image – ISRO) Amid the US’ push to expand cooperation with India in the space sector, the country’s nascent private... Read more
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Business Standard India
US pvt space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehiclesAmid the US' push to expand cooperation with India in the space sector, the cou
US pvt space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles
Business Standard India / Posted 13 days ago
Amid the US' push to expand cooperation with India in the space sector, the country's private space industry has expressed its opposition to the large scale use of low cost Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launch vehicles for putting... Read more
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iol.co.za
Africa's mad dash to spaceLondon - African nations that have received billions of pounds in British aid t
Africa's mad dash to space
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
London - African nations that have received billions of pounds in British aid to combat poverty and starvation are spending vast sums on launching rockets into space and astronomy research. Nigeria – given more than a £1 billion by Britain between... Read more
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New Kerala
Sushma Swaraj holds bilateral meeting with Russian counterpart - newkerala.com #50957Moscow, Apr. 18: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday held bilater
Sushma Swaraj holds bilateral meeting with Russian counterpart - newkerala.com #50957
New Kerala / Posted 16 days ago
Moscow, Apr. 18: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday held bilateral talks with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in a bid to strengthen ties between the two allies. "A bilateral with the gracious host of the RIC Conference. EAM... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Comments of the Week #106: From Jupiter’s bombardment to the StarShot“Not going to the Moon and banging on it with my own hammer has been the bigges
Comments of the Week #106: From Jupiter’s bombardment to the StarShot
ScienceBlogs / Posted 17 days ago
“Not going to the Moon and banging on it with my own hammer has been the biggest disappointment in life.” -Gene Shoemaker, co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Don’t fret about your taxes here at Starts With A Bang; I’ll continue to bring you the... Read more
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Search Engine Land
10 big changes with search engines over my 20 years of covering themToday is my 20th anniversary of covering search and search engines. To mark the
10 big changes with search engines over my 20 years of covering them
Search Engine Land / Posted 17 days ago
Today is my 20th anniversary of covering search and search engines. To mark the occasion, I wanted to reflect on some of the big changes that I’ve seen over the past two decades of covering the space. 1. The search revolution Chances are, the first... Read more
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Daily Record
Rear admiral returns to Morris rootsFormer Mine Hill native Tom Kearney rarely gets the chance to visit his old sto
Rear admiral returns to Morris roots
Daily Record / Posted 17 days ago
Former Mine Hill native Tom Kearney rarely gets the chance to visit his old stomping grounds in Morris County. So when the Navy real admiral and deputy commander of the Naval Sea Command was dispatched to a meeting at Picatinny Arsenal on his way to... Read more
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Island Packet
Editorials from around New EnglandExcerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New Engla
Editorials from around New England
Island Packet / Posted 18 days ago
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal (R.I.), April 15, 2016 Treasury Secretary Jack Lew went out of his way to assure skeptical senators last year that the Obama... Read more
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