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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
CSIRO cuts: Without climate modelling, we won't be able to adaptwe won't be able to adapt A well-resourced CSIRO is crucial if we're going to
CSIRO cuts: Without climate modelling, we won't be able to adapt
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
we won't be able to adapt A well-resourced CSIRO is crucial if we're going to adapt to climate change. But instead, the rug has been pulled out from beneath it, writes Tom Quinn. The cuts to climate science positions at the CSIRO that were... Read more
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Vancouver Business Journal
Movers & ShakersColumbia Ultimate, a Vancouver-headquartered collections company, has named Car
Movers & Shakers
Vancouver Business Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Columbia Ultimate, a Vancouver-headquartered collections company, has named Carl E. Harkleroad as its chief innovation officer. Harkleroad joins Columbia Ultimate with more than 30 years of IT experience; 24 years within the collection industry.... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
LinksOn her FB page, Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed Hellery — and is getting hammered i
Links
Naked Capitalism / Posted 4 days ago
On her FB page, Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed Hellery — and is getting hammered in the comments under the endorsement. Deservedly so IMO. Kinda sad. I thought Kirsten was one of the handful of real progressives in congress. Just another wall street... Read more
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PC Magazine
Will Robots Make Humans Unnecessary? As robotics and artificial intelligence continue to accelerate in their devel
Will Robots Make Humans Unnecessary?
PC Magazine / Posted 5 days ago
As robotics and artificial intelligence continue to accelerate in their development, there will be a dwindling number of jobs that machines won't handle better than humans. How should we prepare for an economy... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Plastic choking Hong KongHONG KONG—A little girl shrieks with excitement as she strolls along the beach:
Plastic choking Hong Kong
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
HONG KONG—A little girl shrieks with excitement as she strolls along the beach: “Oh look mummy. Hong Kong snow.” Despite the cold snap what she’s pointing to is not a meteorological anomaly—but in fact swathes of polystyrene thrown out as... Read more
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PhysOrg
Plastic paradise: Hong Kong's packaging problem"Each day the equivalent weight of two A380 Airbus planes is discarded" in dome
Plastic paradise: Hong Kong's packaging problem
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
"Each day the equivalent weight of two A380 Airbus planes is discarded" in domestic waste, says Lisa Christensen, co-founder of the Hong Kong Cleanup initiative A little girl shrieks with excitement as she strolls along the beach: "Oh look mummy.... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Plastic paradise: Hong Kong's packaging problemHONG KONG - A little girl shrieks with excitement as she strolls along the beac
Plastic paradise: Hong Kong's packaging problem
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
HONG KONG - A little girl shrieks with excitement as she strolls along the beach: "Oh look mummy. Hong Kong snow." "Each day the equivalent weight of two A380 Airbus planes is discarded" in domestic waste, says Lisa Christensen, co-founder of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Evolution, Strides and Challenges of 1976 StatesEmmanuel, Beatrice Gondyi, Emmanuel Mgbeahuruike, Francis Okoye, Gbenga Adeboye
Evolution, Strides and Challenges of 1976 States
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Emmanuel, Beatrice Gondyi, Emmanuel Mgbeahuruike, Francis Okoye, Gbenga Adeboye and Tope Fayehun February 3, 2016, will be the 40th anniversary of the creation of Benue, Bauchi, Borno, Niger, Imo, Ondo, Ogun, Plateau, Sokoto and Oyo state. FRANCIS... Read more
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The New Statesman
What I learned from writing a musical about Jeremy Corbyn's lifeSo, Barbie has curves now. Sort of. In an effort to revive their flagging brand
What I learned from writing a musical about Jeremy Corbyn's life
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
So, Barbie has curves now. Sort of. In an effort to revive their flagging brand, Mattel, makers of the iconic doll fashioned after a German sex aid in the 1950s, have released a limited run of four new body shapes: skeletal, tall and skeletal, short... Read more
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The New Statesman
Barbie has a new look. Time to celebrate?So, Barbie has curves now. Sort of. In an effort to revive their flagging brand
Barbie has a new look. Time to celebrate?
The New Statesman / Posted 8 days ago
So, Barbie has curves now. Sort of. In an effort to revive their flagging brand, Mattel, makers of the iconic doll fashioned after a German sex aid in the 1950s, have released a limited run of four new body shapes: skeletal, tall and skeletal, short... Read more
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FOX News
Dangers of formaldehyde lurk in everyday productsThe chemical and known human carcinogen formaldehyde pops up in many unexpected
Dangers of formaldehyde lurk in everyday products
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
The chemical and known human carcinogen formaldehyde pops up in many unexpected places, like pressed wood products such as cabinets and flooring, hair straightening or curling treatments, fertilizers, cigarette smoke, and some plastic and paper... Read more
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AdWeek
Barbie Suddenly Looks (More) Normal, Right in Line With the Marketing ZeitgeistAfter 50 years of sporting an oft-criticized combo of thin waist, thin limbs an
Barbie Suddenly Looks (More) Normal, Right in Line With the Marketing Zeitgeist
AdWeek / Posted 11 days ago
After 50 years of sporting an oft-criticized combo of thin waist, thin limbs and large breasts, Barbie finally has a new body. Actually, a few new bodies. The new Barbie Fashionistas line features different body types—curvy, tall, petite—as well as... Read more
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Market Watch
Would you go to these ‘extremes’ with your credit card?Or you may have heard of Walter Cavanagh, who is known as “Mr. Plastic Fantasti
Would you go to these ‘extremes’ with your credit card?
Market Watch / Posted 12 days ago
Or you may have heard of Walter Cavanagh, who is known as “Mr. Plastic Fantastic” and claims to have a nearly perfect credit score, made headlines recently for his Guinness World record of owning 1,497 valid credit cards. He started the collection as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Shocking Cancer Effects of Skin BleachingThe shocking number of women in The Gambia now is bleaching their skin. Why do
The Shocking Cancer Effects of Skin Bleaching
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
The shocking number of women in The Gambia now is bleaching their skin. Why do they want does that? Is fairer skin really more appealing than beautiful black skin? Skin whitening, skin lightening, and skin bleaching refer to the practice of using... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The law that created the billion-dolllar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle courseScaffolds are ubiquitous in the city. One day in 2004, workmen arrived at the
The law that created the billion-dolllar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle course
Crain's New York Business / Posted 14 days ago
Scaffolds are ubiquitous in the city. One day in 2004, workmen arrived at the corner of West 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem to erect a sidewalk shed, one of those unsightly steel-and-wooden structures that pop up any time a building is... Read more
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redOrbit
Plastic could outnumber fish in world's oceans by 2050January 22, 2016Plastic could outnumber fish in world’s oceans by 2050 by Bret
Plastic could outnumber fish in world's oceans by 2050
redOrbit / Posted 14 days ago
January 22, 2016Plastic could outnumber fish in world’s oceans by 2050 by Brett Smith Plastic waste in our oceans is a rapidly growing conservation problem, and a new report from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation has projected that there will be more... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The law that created the billion-dollar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle courseScaffolds are ubiquitous in the city. One day in 2004, workmen arrived at the
The law that created the billion-dollar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle course
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
Scaffolds are ubiquitous in the city. One day in 2004, workmen arrived at the corner of West 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem to erect a sidewalk shed, one of those unsightly steel-and-wooden structures that pop up any time a building is... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Mitsubishi investing P3B for CARS Program Mitsubishi Motors is investing P3 billion as it prepares for a production hub
Mitsubishi investing P3B for CARS Program
Manila Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
Mitsubishi Motors is investing P3 billion as it prepares for a production hub of its entry car model in the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program where it is expected to field Mirage,... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The law that created the billion-dolllar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle courseScaffolds are ubiquitous in the city. One day in 2004, workmen arrived at the
The law that created the billion-dolllar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle course
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
Scaffolds are ubiquitous in the city. One day in 2004, workmen arrived at the corner of West 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem to erect a sidewalk shed, one of those unsightly steel-and-wooden structures that pop up any time a building is... Read more
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The New Yorker
In Ronnie’s Courtas John le Carré, in London, 1964.Credit Photograph by Ralph Crane / LIFE Pictu
In Ronnie’s Court
The New Yorker / Posted 15 days ago
as John le Carré, in London, 1964.Credit Photograph by Ralph Crane / LIFE Picture Collection / Getty ON BEING BORN AND OTHER ADVENTURES I have seen the house often. Cheerful aunts have bellowed its name at me as we skim by: “That’s the place,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
More plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050, report warns Photo: The report warns that by current trends, plastic rubbish in the world'
More plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050, report warns
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 18 days ago
Photo: The report warns that by current trends, plastic rubbish in the world's oceans will outweigh fish by 2050. (Suppled: Seabin Project) Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
There will soon be more plastic than fish in the sea, Ellen MacArthur study warns Thousands of bright pink plastic bottles have washed up on Poldhu beach (Inst
There will soon be more plastic than fish in the sea, Ellen MacArthur study warns
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
Thousands of bright pink plastic bottles have washed up on Poldhu beach (Instagram/Poldhu Beach Caf/PA) There will be more waste plastic than fish in the sea by 2050,... Read more
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Daily Mail
There will be more plastic in the seas than fish by 2050, report warnsThere will be more plastic in the ocean than FISH by 2050 as rubbish is being d
There will be more plastic in the seas than fish by 2050, report warns
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
There will be more plastic in the ocean than FISH by 2050 as rubbish is being dumped at a rate of one truckload a minute, report warns A shocking report has revealed the scale of plastics going into our oceans Rubbish is finding its way into the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warns MB File –A man collects plastic from the trash being washed up on Manila bay’
Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warns
Manila Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
MB File –A man collects plastic from the trash being washed up on Manila bay’s shore due to strong waves brought by typhoon “Lando” (Photo by Ali Vicoy) By David Williams Davos, Switzerland -... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Oceans by 2050: 'More plastic than fish'DAVOS (SWITZERLAND) - Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050
Oceans by 2050: 'More plastic than fish'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 19 days ago
DAVOS (SWITZERLAND) - Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the snow-clad... Read more
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PhysOrg
Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warnsVolunteers clean up plastics from a beach in Hong Kong on June 7, 2009 Plastic
Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warns
PhysOrg / Posted 19 days ago
Volunteers clean up plastics from a beach in Hong Kong on June 7, 2009 Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the annual... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warnsDAVOS (SWITZERLAND) - Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050
Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warns
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 19 days ago
DAVOS (SWITZERLAND) - Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the snow-clad... Read more
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Canberra Times
Teetering on the business brinkGretha Oost has spent the past 10 years working on her business ideas, includin
Teetering on the business brink
Canberra Times / Posted 20 days ago
Gretha Oost has spent the past 10 years working on her business ideas, including Project O water fountains and this water purifier. Photo: Steve Lightfoot Renting a room in a friend's apartment in the heart of the Brisbane CBD is not what Nikkii... Read more
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The Morning Call
Meet the new owner of the Boyd Theatre in BethlehemBETHLEHEM — Behind the warped marble facade of the Boyd Theatre in Bethlehem ya
Meet the new owner of the Boyd Theatre in Bethlehem
The Morning Call / Posted 20 days ago
BETHLEHEM — Behind the warped marble facade of the Boyd Theatre in Bethlehem yawns a tangle of trash and treasure. The crystal-beaded chandelier that once hung as a showpiece collects dust on the floor behind worn, yellow curtains. Not far are boxes... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: RobotsThe computer industry moves in waves. We're at the tail end of one of those wav
The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: Robots
Connecticut Post / Posted 23 days ago
The computer industry moves in waves. We're at the tail end of one of those waves — the mobile revolution. What's next? Robots. But not the way you think. The robot revolution won't be characterized by white plastic desk lamps following you around... Read more
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Business Insider
The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: RobotsThe computer industry moves in waves. We're at the tail end of one of those wav
The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: Robots
Business Insider / Posted 23 days ago
The computer industry moves in waves. We're at the tail end of one of those waves — the mobile revolution. What's next? Robots. But not the way you think. The robot revolution won't be characterized by white plastic desk lamps following you around... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
PHL opens car program for parts and automobile makersALL SYSTEMS are go for the Philippine CARS Program, the Board of Investments (B
PHL opens car program for parts and automobile makers
The Daily Guardian / Posted 23 days ago
ALL SYSTEMS are go for the Philippine CARS Program, the Board of Investments (BOI) on Jan. 14, 2016 said, as the government opened the application to all car and car parts manufacturers. A news article on GMA News Online cited an emailed statement... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Anti- or pro-ageing, ‘Gadis Sunsilk’ to Jane Fonda – Julia Suryakusumashampoo ads in Indonesia usually feature a teenage girl with long, flowing, sil
Anti- or pro-ageing, ‘Gadis Sunsilk’ to Jane Fonda – Julia Suryakusuma
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 23 days ago
shampoo ads in Indonesia usually feature a teenage girl with long, flowing, silky hair moving in slow motion? I call it the "gadis Sunsilk" phenomenon. For as long as I can remember, this manner of advertising shampoo has not changed up to... Read more
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Billboard
David Bowie's Legacy: He 'Helped Give Voice to Several Generations of Misfits and Weirdos'"Bowie's cool never faded; his impact only kept expanding," remembers Alan Ligh
David Bowie's Legacy: He 'Helped Give Voice to Several Generations of Misfits and Weirdos'
Billboard / Posted 26 days ago
"Bowie's cool never faded; his impact only kept expanding," remembers Alan Light of the envelope-pushing musical genius who bended genders long before Miley and Caitlyn, confronted MTV about race decades ago and orchestrated his exit just as he... Read more
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The Irish Times
Lanterns on the Lake: ‘The industry seems far removed from why we picked up our instruments ’On their third album, Beings, singer Hazel Wilde believes they have further ref
Lanterns on the Lake: ‘The industry seems far removed from why we picked up our instruments ’
The Irish Times / Posted 28 days ago
On their third album, Beings, singer Hazel Wilde believes they have further refined their vision, while also attaining a new-found sense of confidence. “We never actually envisaged getting to our third album,” she says. “Your first album is like a... Read more
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Nevada Appeal
Grandson keeps Churchill legacy alivefarm and did just that. Soon after, his son, Cyril Schank, started a small dai
Grandson keeps Churchill legacy alive
Nevada Appeal / Posted 28 days ago
farm and did just that. Soon after, his son, Cyril Schank, started a small dairy on that same farm. He and his sons ran the dairy for many years. After more than 30 years and 300 cattle, the Schanks retired from the dairy industry and ventured... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Fight for Mosul“I can’t take it anymore!” a young Sunni fighter near Mosul said, tears streakin
The Fight for Mosul
The New Yorker / Posted 28 days ago
“I can’t take it anymore!” a young Sunni fighter near Mosul said, tears streaking his face. “They’re killing our families fifteen minutes away from here! We sit here and stare at the other side and hear the news, and there’s nothing we can do.”Credit... Read more
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FOX News
How to avoid listeria during pregnancyWith food recalls and listeria outbreaks occurring regularly, it’s important fo
How to avoid listeria during pregnancy
FOX News / Posted 30 days ago
With food recalls and listeria outbreaks occurring regularly, it’s important for pregnant women to protect themselves. Your physician probably told you to nix unpasteurized cheeses, deli meats and sushi while you’re pregnant to avoid listeriosis, a... Read more

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