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From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Friday, September 30, 2016
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The rarely-discussed energy cost externality is the deathprint, or the number of people killed per kWh produced. Like the carbon footprint, coal has the largest deathprint while nuclear has the smallest. These vague eventually-someone-has-to-pay kind...
From: Forbes | By: James Conca | Friday, September 30, 2016
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The concentration of Carbon Dioxide, or CO2, in the air has crossed the 400 PPM red line. By exceeding the threshold, man may have caused irreversible damage to planet Earth and threatened all its inhabitants, claim researchers. Earth is the warmest...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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The solar boom has been prompted recent drops in installation costs.
From: New York Times | By: KAYA LATERMAN | Friday, September 30, 2016
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The facts about using solar power.
From: New York Times | Friday, September 30, 2016
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It looked likelier than ever at this week’s “Super Bowl of climate law.”
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Tech giants Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google’s DeepMind, Facebook have joined forces to create a non-profit alliance called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society that will work to advance public understanding of artificial...
From: Read Write Web | By: Cate Lawrence | Friday, September 30, 2016
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With public interest in artificial intelligence technologies on the rise, five of the world’s largest corporations—vying against each other in so many spheres—are banding together to support research on the ethical and societal issues raised by...
From: Xconomy | By: Benjamin Romano | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights. Rodrigo Duterte, the Trumpian president of the Philippines has just compared himself to Hitler, proclaiming in a press conference that “if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would...
From: Selectism | By: Aleks Eror | Friday, September 30, 2016
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New documents tell the full, strange story of a technophobic VIP, a sloppy State Department, and the jerry-rigged computer that held it all together.
From: Politico | By: Garrett M. Graff | Friday, September 30, 2016
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#1. A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology The A-Audio Legacy Headphones are the Boing Boing Store's best seller this month, and it’s easy to see why. With 40mm drivers, powerful circuitry, and memory foam padded circumaural...
From: Boing Boing | By: Boing Boing's Store | Friday, September 30, 2016
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I'm looking for best practices for using our iPhones and iPads on public Wi-Fi networks. That is, what can we do to best protect/secure/encrypt the data that is transmitted over such networks to/from the devices (aside from not using the public networks...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jroybal | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Johnson's supporters are leading enemies of the environment and public education
From: Salon.com | By: Adele M. Stan, AlterNet | Friday, September 30, 2016
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Salon talks to Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass about merkins, waxing and the politics of on-camera nudity
From: Salon.com | By: Marcie Bianco | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Gulf states worry that the U.S. will face retaliation because of the bill override
From: Salon.com | By: Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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I was contacted by a recruiter for a position with a company I interviewed with over a year ago. I'm currently ~6 months pregnant and not interested in looking for anything new before I go on maternity leave, but I don't want to lose any future opportunities....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: DuckGirl | Friday, September 30, 2016
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How long do you have to do something before it stops feeling like a chore?Over the past month or so, my husband and I have been working on making better habits a part of our lives. We're eating well--meat only a day or two in the week, lots of veggies,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: galaxypeachtea | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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I continue to work with my soon-to-be-ex husband and I'm having trouble coping with several aspects of this situation. One of the major issues (for me) comes from the fact that I was attempting reconciliation for the longest (while he's always felt otherwise)....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: satipatthana | Friday, September 30, 2016
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1. After burping in your face, she says, “You’re not allowed to do that, but I am, because I’m old! Teehee.” 2. She talks to you about the texture of her cat’s BMs. 3. She believes Obama is a Muslim. 4. Her favorite meal is rye bread spread...
From: McSweeney's | Friday, September 30, 2016
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Earlier this year, it seemed like Donald Trump was going to try to use Bill Clinton’s infidelities against Hillary Clinton. “She’s married to a man who was the worst abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump said at a rally in Spokane,...
From: Double X | By: Michelle Goldberg | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Introduction The world can no longer afford a taking economy, where “make a killing” is the motto. Together we need to create a giving and sharing economy that helps us all “make a living.” This essay will unveil the present unjust and unworkable...
From: Citizen Zeus | By: Citizen Zeus | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. In 1995, five years after his business empire nearly collapsed under massive...
From: Mother Jones | By: Max J. Rosenthal | Friday, September 30, 2016
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* This one earns House Speaker Paul Ryan a lovely serenade on the world’s tiniest violin. “I’m tired of divided government. It doesn’t work very well,” Ryan said. “We’re just at loggerheads. We’ve gotten some good things done. But the...
From: Washington Monthly | By: nancyl | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Wang Jianlin made billions speculating on Chinese real-estate; now that he's diversified into buying Hollywood movie studios and chains of movie theaters, the richest man in China is prepared to say what many have known: the Chinese property market is...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Teresa Giudice says incarcerated husband Joe has already lost over 35 lbs. since entering prison, and details his workout
From: People | By: Julie Mazziotta and Emily Strohm | Friday, September 30, 2016
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Wiederhorn welcomed a baby boy into the world on Wednesday evening, according to E! News
From: People | By: Karen Mizoguchi | Friday, September 30, 2016
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Even Britney Spears has to deal with confusing texts
From: People | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Asa Butterfield plays a Martian in The Space Between Us, but not the kind with slimy green skin and giant jet-black eyes. He’s a human, just one that happens to have been born on Mars. His mother was an astronaut, you see, and didn’t realize she...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Open Road Films is set to release Max Steel on October 14th, 2016, based on the popular Mattel kids action figure line of toys. While the film was developed for the family friendly PG rating release, the MPAA ended up giving the movie a more restrictive...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Duncan Jones‘ Mute was one of those projects I have been writing and thinking about for years, which I cynically never expected to come to fruition. Kind of like Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds or Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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As the drama unfolds between Kylie Jenner, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, let’s take a step back and really analyze the situation. You have a reportedly broke almost 27-year-old rapper dating a 19-year-old millionaire. Of course, I’m talking about...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Carrie Parker | Friday, September 30, 2016
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Is Kylie Jenner pregnant? That’s the question on fans’ minds lately with the reality star’s recent sightings with her boyfriend, Tyga. According to a new report via In Touch Weekly, Kylie Jenner has told her friends that she’s ready to have a...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chanel Adams | Friday, September 30, 2016
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An anxious, skeptical debate has broken out over an official’s announcement that the rate surged by nearly one-third in the first half of 2016.
From: New York Times | By: DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW | Friday, September 30, 2016
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The bacteria in yogurts have largely failed to live up to their hyped health benefits, but there are other microbes that might.
From: The Atlantic | By: Ed Yong | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Eloy Oakley sees expanding access to traditionally underserved communities as an economic imperative for the state and nation.
From: The Atlantic | By: Emily DeRuy | Friday, September 30, 2016
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The Republican says he desperately wants to win his home state—but there’s scant evidence he’s actually trying.
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Friday, September 30, 2016
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This the stuff of real heartbreak, or is this dude just fishing for some likes?
From: FAIL Blog | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Every adult human is allowed an indulgence or two. But not four to six per day.
From: New York Times | By: JOHN HODGMAN | Friday, September 30, 2016
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Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, helped by a 2014 Supreme Court decision, are extending their advantage over Republicans in campaign donations.
From: New York Times | By: NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and RACHEL SHOREY | Friday, September 30, 2016
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It’s sad to see how the promise of the decades when Clinton and Trump established themselves has aged.
From: New York Times | By: DAVID BROOKS | Friday, September 30, 2016
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There may now be an easier way to implement advanced machine learning models in your projects. Google has opened up its Cloud Machine Learning to all businesses in a public beta, after a few months of testing it in private alpha. The tool makes it ea......
From: Engadget | By: Cherlynn Low | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Success in the hyper-competitive mobile app industry takes endurance. App makers jockey for a coveted spot on our devices’ tiny screens, but few manage to keep our attention over the long haul. One of those rare app companies with staying power is...
From: Xconomy | By: Jeff Engel | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QZ2F-qrGM Tech anthropologist Genevieve Bell (previously) delivered one of the keynotes at last week's O'Reilly AI conference in New York City, describing how you could do anthropology fieldwork on an AI -- specifically,...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, September 29, 2016
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