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From: New York Times | By: MOLLY WOOD | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Big Data can be useful for predicting all kinds of stuff, like natural disasters, upcoming trends, the spread of diseases and more. Now, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Laboratory for Information...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A San Francisco company is crowdfunding a project to make sign-to-word communication the most seamless it's ever been...
From: Time | By: Katy Steinmetz | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Google is assembling a team comprising some of the world's most renowned artificial intelligence researchers to create... something? Back in January, Google bought A.I. company DeepMind for a reported $400 million, and no one really knew why. Now,......
From: Engadget | By: Aaron Souppouris | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A heartening homage to the wives, mothers, brothers, benefactors, and other champions behind some of history's most celebrated icons.Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If...
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Moov uses artificial intelligence to act as personal coach giving real-time exercise updatesI've recently been trying to lose weight, mostly through changing my diet. And it has worked, to some degree; if my scale is right I lost eight pounds in around...
From: VatorNews | By: Steven Loeb | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Dan Bussey has tracked down 17,000 varieties dating from Colonial times, the better to guarantee a world way beyond Red Delicious....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL TORTORELLO | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The newest addition to the skyline, 432 Park Avenue, is seen as both a work of art and a status symbol....
From: New York Times | By: MATT A.V. CHABAN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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After winning Olympic gold in the slalom in February, Shiffrin is training to take on other Alpine disciplines with the same fervor....
From: New York Times | By: BILL PENNINGTON | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Wearables, cars, homes, cities, and the industrial internet.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Simona Jankowski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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They care about problem-solving.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Doug Sundheim | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Why cord-cutters aren’t a major threat.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Scott Berinato | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Ikea Group may be putting a price on carbon emissions, Reuters reports.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Gina-Marie Cheeseman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kimi Narita, Outreach Manager, City Energy Project , Santa Monica, CA: On Wednesday at the Greenbuild Conference, the City of New Orleans announced that it has finished collecting data on the energy use of all 92 municipal buildings in the City, which...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Kimi Narita | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The leaking of diplomatic cables between representatives of Ecuador and the EU reveals pressure from European negotiators and division among Ecuadorians regarding the FTA.
From: Global Voices | By: Victoria Robertson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Satyamev Jayate" aired an episode on October 19, 2014 called "Accepting Alternative Sexualities" that attempted to challenge misconceptions about India's LGBT community. Soon after, #FreedomForLGBT was trending on Twitter.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Since the beginning of the Umbrella Revolution, more than a dozen netizens in Hong Kong have been arrested and charged with "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
From: Global Voices | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Answer: Not very. Joe Lozito, a Philadelphia resident and stabbing victim, shared his unforgettable story with Cracked.com. Lozito encountered Maksim Gelman—a deranged spree killer—on a New York City subway train on February 12, 2011. Gelman stabbed...
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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On November 4, Palgrave Macmillan will be publishing Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, the new book from Reason Senior Editor Damon Root. Here's what the book is all about: Should the Supreme Court defer to the will of the...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Low Down Payments Are Coming Back," screams a headline from The Wall Street Journal today. The story details two steps federal regulators apparently have in the works: On Monday, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt announced that mortgage-finance...
From: Reason | By: Stephanie Slade | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Not all Apple Pay winners are created equal
From: Time | By: Sam Frizell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Flint Mobile has raised $9.4 million in Series C funding. Verizon Ventures, the investing arm of mobile and broadband provider Verizon Communications, led the round with participation from Digicel, Storm Ventures, True Ventures and Peninsula Ventures....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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What , if any, voice recognition software would be suitable for a child who has issues writing? How do you make it work for in-class assignments? How well does IOS Dragon work?My 8 year old son has "visual motor" problems, which means that he has difficulty...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Here are a few clues that the employment “opportunity” you received in that email is a scam: 1) you’re required to pay your new employer hundreds of dollars for a starter kit or computer program; 2) once that program was purchased you’re encouraged...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Where do you get puppies? The answer isn’t just about the mechanics of canine pregnancy. In the United States today, when your household wants to acquire a dog, where do you get it from? Most people would probably start at a pet store, but due to changes...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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There are few things worse than getting incessant robocalls. Unless you’re getting robocalls, spam text messages and being charged for mobile cramming. The Federal Trade Commission says all of those horrible, terrible, no-good, very-bad elements were...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The following post was written by my mom, WWW. Thanks, Mom!Before I start on this week’s post, I have a couple of addendums from my last post. A reader, Denise Montenegro, rightly pointed out that I didn’t say that going sugar free doesn’t mean...
From: Girl's Gone Child | By: GIRL'S GONE CHILD | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In March 2012, 15-year-old “S” was sold in the metro D.C. area as a 19-year-old “Judy.” In June 2012, a 16-year-old from Maryland was trafficked by a pimp who posted her on Backpage.com for a series of days with the subject line “My hour glass...
From: Firedoglake | By: Crane-Station | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Three girls sold as prostitutes have filed a lawsuit against Backpage.com, saying that the website helps promote the exploitation of children like them....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Please help a 28 year old woman overcome her sundry skin terrors: I'm a runner who is tired of having ugly feet (callused skin, short and warped toenails). I also suffer from prescription medication-induced dry mouth that Biotene toothpaste/mouth spray...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nightrecordings | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I am in my mid-thirties, but people often think I'm about 22. I could probably pass for 17 in the right outfit. Young face. On top of that, I am slightly built and female. Not short, but delicate. People call me honey and baby and ask me where I go to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Pablito | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Brushed off weird bugbites once over the summer, just woke up with them again, worried about bedbugs and trying to figure out what to do about it, if anything.Back in late July/early August I noticed what looked like bug bites on my leg that started...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jameaterblues | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Dana Loesch's new book "Hands Off My Gun" went on sale yesterday, and naturally the liberal media immediately want it quashed and destroyed. Loesch is a favorite target for theseThe post Fact Check On Fact Check Of Dana Loesch’s New Book ‘Hands Off...
From: Red State | By: ( | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Bradlee was the executive editor for the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He published the Pentagon Papers and covered Watergate. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at 93, talked with Terry Gross in 1995.
From: NPR | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Legendary WaPo editor Ben Bradlee died yesterday at the age of 93. David Remnick reflects: [T]he most overstated notion about Bradlee was the idea that he was an ideological man. This was a cartoon. Because of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, he and...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The authors of a paper touting the benefits of a drug later endorsed by "America's doctor" issue a retraction...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The media is determined to foist a perfect pregnancy narrative onto Middleton, despite all evidence to the contrary...
From: Salon.com | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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New research reveals the superrich have grabbed half the world's resources -- and their wealth is only growing...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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There are good reason Stevie Wonder isn't proudly announcing the expected arrival of triplets with Tameeka Robyn Bracy....sources say he's STILL married to estranged wife Kai Milla! But do WE believe it?   A few days ago, we shared with you the unconfirmed...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Celebs were out in full force for the 2014 Angel Ball.  Check out Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, LaLa Anthony, Tina Knowles and her boo and more inside... Monday night, celebs flocked to the annual Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Fashion designer Michael Costello has issued a statement regarding the controversy following an Instagram post. He allegedly called a commenter the N-word and the screenshot has been making its rounds. Now, he claims someone simply has it out for him. ...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Juliette finally tells Avery about her pregnancy and it's a bit of a letdown. 
From: Fox News | By: Brian Henry | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When it comes to staying prostate-cancer free, there's nothing like a routine checkup at the doctor's office ... or, easier yet, some tomatoes.
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A Canadian woman was charged Wednesday after the remains of six babies were found earlier this week in a Winnipeg storage facility.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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