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Mashable
Why Russia hasn't successfully screwed with Germany's election — yetheads to the polls on Sunday and, as the country's election quickly approaches,
Mashable / Posted 8 hours ago
heads to the polls on Sunday and, as the country's election quickly approaches, signs of a giant Russian effort to sway voters are vanishingly small. Russia-linked hackers actually launched their most obvious cyber assault on... Read more
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The Hill
Republicans are still using the 'trial and error' approach for health reformThis week has seen a revival of what most thought was a lost battle to “repeal
The Hill / Posted 16 hours ago
This week has seen a revival of what most thought was a lost battle to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrineSenate Dems hold floor... Read more
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Slate
The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autisticworking the circulation desk in a Boston library, and an IQ of 145. He is relia
Slate / Posted 21 hours ago
working the circulation desk in a Boston library, and an IQ of 145. He is reliable and considerate, and he works hard. Yet for the past eight years, since he lost his salaried Boston library job due to austerity measures, the only permanent job... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
$7.4M Awarded to ACH for Child Nutrition Studyprogram. This longstanding partnership between USDA-ARS and Arkansas Children’s
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted yesterday
program. This longstanding partnership between USDA-ARS and Arkansas Children’s benefits from ACNC’s role as a catalyst for developmental nutrition research for both ACRI and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Sean Adams, PhD,... Read more
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Mashable
Amazon's 'Hunger Games' for a new HQ puts cities in a race to the bottomJohn Tory has already called it "the Olympics of bidding," a fun comparison sin
Mashable / Posted yesterday
John Tory has already called it "the Olympics of bidding," a fun comparison since cities also tend to bid aggressively for the Olympics—only to end up regretting it years later. Like an Olympics bidding, cities will be putting together... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Should we be putting down our smartphones more?banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertim
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted yesterday
banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertime. They're often the last thing we look at before we go to bed, and the first thing we see when we wake up. They are impacting how we parent: A survey conducted by Common... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Should we be putting down our smartphones more?banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertim
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertime. They're often the last thing we look at before we go to bed, and the first thing we see when we wake up. They are impacting how we parent: A survey conducted by Common... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Should we be putting down our smartphones more?banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertim
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted yesterday
banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertime. They're often the last thing we look at before we go to bed, and the first thing we see when we wake up. They are impacting how we parent: A survey conducted by Common... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Should we be putting down our smartphones more?banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertim
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertime. They're often the last thing we look at before we go to bed, and the first thing we see when we wake up. They are impacting how we parent: A survey conducted by Common... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Should we be putting down our smartphones more?banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertim
KTHV Little Rock / Posted yesterday
banned texting while behind the wheel. Smartphones are disruptive at dinnertime. They're often the last thing we look at before we go to bed, and the first thing we see when we wake up. They are impacting how we parent: A survey conducted by Common... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction will begin by 2100by 2100 thanks to global warming, predicts mathematician The carbon cycle will
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
by 2100 thanks to global warming, predicts mathematician The carbon cycle will be close to or well beyond the threshold for catastrophe At least 310 gigatons of carbon will have been added to the oceans by 2100 This will threaten marine life... Read more
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CBS News
Cities and states scramble to bid for Amazon's HQ2And what that is, in case anyone was wondering, is incentives. "[T]his is a com
CBS News / Posted 2 days ago
And what that is, in case anyone was wondering, is incentives. "[T]his is a competitive project," the company said in its formal request for proposals, and "Amazon welcomes the opportunity to engage with you in the creation of an incentive... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Drug overdose deaths in Tennessee jump to record high in 2016absorbed through the skin. Fentanyl is sometimes placed in tablets of counterfe
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
absorbed through the skin. Fentanyl is sometimes placed in tablets of counterfeit prescription drugs, but also comes in the form of patches, powder and even sprays. (Tommy Farmer/Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP) Source: Tennessee... Read more
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Gulf News
Start-up Pi out to slice the charging cordwith John MacDonald.The trick was bending magnetic waves to find smartphones, t
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
with John MacDonald.The trick was bending magnetic waves to find smartphones, the co-founders said during a presentation for an AFP journalist at the TechCrunch Disrupt start-up scrum in San Francisco.“The hard part was figuring out how to make... Read more
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Daily Mail
Wireless charging 'vase' can top up your phone from a foot awaywith John MacDonald. The trick was bending magnetic waves to find smartphones,
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
with John MacDonald. The trick was bending magnetic waves to find smartphones, the co-founders said during a presentation for an AFP journalist at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup scrum in San Francisco. RELATED ARTICLES Burying the problem?... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Start-up Pi out to slice the charging cordwith John MacDonald. The trick was bending magnetic waves to find smartphones,
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
with John MacDonald. The trick was bending magnetic waves to find smartphones, the co-founders said during a presentation for an AFP journalist at the TechCrunch Disrupt start-up scrum in San Francisco. "The hard part was figuring out how to make... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What is Magic Johnson doing with these Chicago investors?employment opportunity," says Walter, whose insurance and investment company is
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
employment opportunity," says Walter, whose insurance and investment company is headquartered in Chicago and New York. Former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson and Guggenheim Managing Partner Andrew Rosenfield are among the 10 or so people backing... Read more
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Garden City News
After preservationists backlash, St. Paul’s future topic at CPOA meetingup as rumors swirled once again, but now the two CPOA trustees stand united wit
Garden City News / Posted 8 days ago
up as rumors swirled once again, but now the two CPOA trustees stand united with Mayor Brian Daughney’s initiative to move forward and hire architects to work on a recreation concept over the next few months. Village Trustee Louis Minuto led the... Read more
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Fortune
Here's How China Is Influencing the U.S. Tech Industryglobalization and improved wireless technology have linked businesses from the
Fortune / Posted 9 days ago
globalization and improved wireless technology have linked businesses from the two countries in ways that haven't existed before. The U.S. may lead the world in tech research, but China has managed to build better wireless infrastructure that gives... Read more
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CNET
Next year, scientists will send messages to search for aliensFor the last half-century or so, astronomers around the world have been scannin
CNET / Posted 9 days ago
For the last half-century or so, astronomers around the world have been scanning the cosmos with massive radio telescopes in hopes of finding some sign of intelligent life. This network of alien-hunters comprises the Search for Extraterrestrial... Read more
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Business Standard India
Cryptocurrency chaos as China cracks down on initial coin offeringswho didn't want to be named because of the issue's sensitivity. "There are a lo
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
who didn't want to be named because of the issue's sensitivity. "There are a lot of companies raising a lot of money for not very good ideas, and these will eventually be weeded out. But even from the big dotcom bust, you still have... Read more
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Reuters
Cryptocurrency chaos as China cracks down on ICOsof token-based digital currencies, targeting ICOs in a market that has balloone
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
of token-based digital currencies, targeting ICOs in a market that has ballooned this year in what has been a bonanza for digital currency entrepreneurs. The boom has fueled a jump in the value of cryptocurrencies, but raised fears of a... Read more
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Fortune
China's Crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings Creates Chaos for Startupswho didn't want to be named because of the issue's sensitivity. "There are a lo
Fortune / Posted 10 days ago
who didn't want to be named because of the issue's sensitivity. "There are a lot of companies raising a lot of money for not very good ideas, and these will eventually be weeded out. But even from the big dotcom bust, you still have... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
J Extra calendar: Topeka’s upcoming meetings and events, Sept. 13-19, 2017Topeka West Rotary Club, 7 a.m., second-floor conference room, Hy-Vee, S.W. 29t
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
Topeka West Rotary Club, 7 a.m., second-floor conference room, Hy-Vee, S.W. 29th and Wanamaker. Information: Rick Ryan, 249-9000 or president@topekawestrotary.com. Capitol Midweek Farmers Market, 7:30 a.m. to noon (rain or shine), south lawn, Kansas... Read more
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Yale Daily News
Researchers elucidate immune response to flu vaccineschool and co-author on the study. In 2010, the Division of Allergy, Immunolog
Yale Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
school and co-author on the study. In 2010, the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases established the Human Immunology Project Consortium program. One of the major... Read more
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Roll Call
Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Remains Lightning Rodinclude a host of measures, such as a children’s health care program, a flood i
Roll Call / Posted 11 days ago
include a host of measures, such as a children’s health care program, a flood insurance reauthorization program and a bill for the Federal Aviation Administration. Schumer didn’t say exactly how far he’d go to achieve that goal. A senior aide said... Read more
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Campus Times - University of Rochester
Grad student highlights potential for start-ups in schoolWith the start of the new school year comes a new opportunity for students to e
Campus Times - University of Rochester / Posted 11 days ago
With the start of the new school year comes a new opportunity for students to earn a little money, fundraise for student groups and non-profits, and even impact what happens in the local Rochester area. Meet Max Sims, a 25-year old recent UR... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Gladwin's Ocient startup aims to process Big Data in real timeChris Gladwin made his mark, and his fortune, by figuring out how to store real
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
Chris Gladwin made his mark, and his fortune, by figuring out how to store really big data. Now he's tackling how to analyze it. Gladwin, who sold his data storage company Cleversafe to IBM for $1.3 billion two years ago, is offering the first... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Will your next new co-worker be a robot? Automation is hitting office jobs in Chicagohours of work. The bot, programed into an unassuming Lenovo Thinkpad, helps em
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
hours of work. The bot, programed into an unassuming Lenovo Thinkpad, helps employees at the Chicago-based business and information technology consulting firm bring on new workers, entering data into a laundry list of systems. It's a job that... Read more
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The Mercury News
Stuck in the weeds: Some former NFL pros say cannabis can be vital pain management tool - The Cannifornianarrived at a celebrity golf tournament in Palm Springs on a warm May day this y
The Mercury News / Posted 15 days ago
arrived at a celebrity golf tournament in Palm Springs on a warm May day this year expecting the usual banter with fellow former NFL stars. He got paired with ex-San Diego running back Hank Bauer, who had come to the PGA West Stadium golf course... Read more
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Newswise
How Monkey Fights Growthe dynamics of conflict in a monkey society, researchers Edward Lee (Cornell U
Newswise / Posted 15 days ago
the dynamics of conflict in a monkey society, researchers Edward Lee (Cornell University), Bryan Daniels (ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems), David Krakauer (Santa Fe Institute), and Jessica Flack (Santa Fe Institute), found evidence... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Earn it, don’t expect it: Govt junks funding project to IITs, instead says compete for grantA scheme aimed at allocating around Rs 8,700 crore to seven top Indian Institut
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 16 days ago
A scheme aimed at allocating around Rs 8,700 crore to seven top Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as part of ongoing efforts to enhance their global standing has been turned down by the finance ministry. The rejection of the Vishwajeet project... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Households allowed to sell solar powerA solar panel installed on a commercial building in Nakhon Ratchasima province.
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 16 days ago
A solar panel installed on a commercial building in Nakhon Ratchasima province. New rules will open the door for detached houses, warehouses, factories and offices to sell their leftover solar power. The government will end the decade-long... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Households to sell solar powerA solar panel installed on a commercial building in Nakhon Ratchasima province.
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 16 days ago
A solar panel installed on a commercial building in Nakhon Ratchasima province. New rules will open the door for detached houses, warehouses, factories and offices to sell their leftover solar power. The government will end the decade-long... Read more
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Business Wire
Investigating the Mechanisms of Metastasis at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles– remains a major challenge in treating cancer and a main cause of morbidity an
Business Wire / Posted 17 days ago
– remains a major challenge in treating cancer and a main cause of morbidity and mortality. A widely accepted explanation for this process – called “the seed and soil” hypothesis – recognizes the need for the cancer cell or “seed” to travel to a... Read more
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The Chronicle
Former Deputy Treasury Secretary talks Rubenstein Fellows appointment, government experienceSarah Bloom Raskin, who served as deputy secretary of the Department of the Tre
The Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
Sarah Bloom Raskin, who served as deputy secretary of the Department of the Treasury in the Obama administration for three years, became a Rubenstein Fellow in August. At Duke, Raskin will spend the next three years working with students and faculty... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
He traveled more than 4,500 miles for a shot at loveand currently live in a quaint apartment in the Atlanta neighborhood of Virgini
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 21 days ago
and currently live in a quaint apartment in the Atlanta neighborhood of Virginia-Highland. While Alex is doing research for his PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology, Siana is in studios with paint-covered fingers. He’s a scientist and she’s an... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
ICA LA: A sneak peek inside downtown's new art museumThe electric-yellow facade of the soon-to-debut Institute of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles Times / Posted 21 days ago
The electric-yellow facade of the soon-to-debut Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has brought a bolt of color — not to mention some action — to an industrial pocket of the downtown Arts District. This afternoon, a crew is digging in the... Read more
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Gulf News
Millennials aren’t killing stable employmentAt the start of their careers, people are still figuring out what they like and
Gulf News / Posted 21 days ago
At the start of their careers, people are still figuring out what they like and what they’re good at By Danielle Paquette, Washington Post If millennials hop jobs, baby boomers are supposed to hang on to them, steadily climbing the ladder at the... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Little lake sees big developments with Honeoye researchfar-reaching impact. By Julie Sherwood jsherwood@messengerpostmedia.com New r
MPNnow.com / Posted 22 days ago
far-reaching impact. By Julie Sherwood jsherwood@messengerpostmedia.com New research on Honeoye Lake could crack the code for what ails that lake and waterways everywhere: Harmful blue-green algae. The project involving citizens, students and... Read more
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asianage
New robot can follow pedestrian traffic rulescollisions while keeping up with the average flow of pedestrians. "Socially aw
asianage / Posted 22 days ago
collisions while keeping up with the average flow of pedestrians. "Socially aware navigation is a central capability for mobile robots operating in environments that require frequent interactions with pedestrians," said Yu Fan Chen, a former... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Innovation Center construction will start this fall in MorrisonMORRISON – Innovation and collaboration are two words often heard in economic d
SaukValley.com / Posted 23 days ago
MORRISON – Innovation and collaboration are two words often heard in economic development circles, but for Morrison Institute of Technology, the concepts will be the foundation of a new building. The nonprofit engineering technology school will soon... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
FACT CHECK: 4 Claims From Trump's Tax Speechpoints. In his Wednesday remarks, he didn't add much more detail beyond the bro
KPBS San Diego / Posted 23 days ago
points. In his Wednesday remarks, he didn't add much more detail beyond the broad strokes, saying he wants lower rates for the middle class, a simpler tax code, lower corporate rates, and for companies to "bring back [their] money" from... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kim Jong-Un's 'madman strategy': How North Korea could win war with USwisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 days ago
wisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the "theory of victory". To many who have studied how nuclear strategies actually work,... Read more
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Officer.com
Illinois AG Sues to Enforce Chicago Police ReformCHICAGO -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday sued the city of C
Officer.com / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday sued the city of Chicago, contending Mayor Rahm Emanuel's reforms are not sufficient to prevent the Chicago Police Department from continuing a pattern of deadly and excessive force that... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Is North Korea Winning Deterrence War With US?: Analysiswisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 23 days ago
wisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the "theory of victory." To many who have studied how nuclear strategies actually work,... Read more
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NBC New York
Is North Korea Winning Deterrence War With US?: Analysiswisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an
NBC New York / Posted 23 days ago
wisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the "theory of victory." To many who have studied how nuclear strategies actually work,... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Is North Korea Winning Deterrence War With US?: Analysiswisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 23 days ago
wisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the "theory of victory." To many who have studied how nuclear strategies actually work,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Is North Korea Winning Deterrence War With US?: Analysiswisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an
NBC Chicago / Posted 23 days ago
wisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the "theory of victory." To many who have studied how nuclear strategies actually work,... Read more
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NBC Washington
Is North Korea Winning Deterrence War With US?: Analysiswisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an
NBC Washington / Posted 23 days ago
wisdom says if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the "theory of victory." To many who have studied how nuclear strategies actually work,... Read more
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