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A new book by Dick and Liz Cheney slams President Obama's military and foriegn policies.
From: Politico | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Tom Frieden should listen to what English public health officials say about e-cigarettes.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The illusion of consumer choices offers the fantasy of control even in our romantic lives. We compulsively search the Internet for a better product on Tinder or Match.com.
From: Reuters | By: Lynn Stuart Parramore | Monday, August 31, 2015
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My attempt to channel Tom Clancy, with a bit of Mark Steyn thrown in for good measure, (The Second ISIS War (2015-2024): A Historical Perspective) certainly generated a lot of commentary. It ranged from "who is this idiot" to "fascinating." Actually...
From: TV Squad | By: Joseph V. Micallef | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Ajit Jaokar discusses data science and IoT: sensor data, real-time processing, cognitive computing, integration of IoT analytics with hardware, IoT’s impact on healthcare, automotive, wearables, etc. By Ajit Jaokar...
From: InfoQ | By: Ajit Jaokar | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Owner of the JustRentals and JustProperty sites to become 'cornerstone' of a property listings business that is set to receive $25 million worth of investment.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Exploring some overgrown woods in London, we discovered several of these thingummies. They were found near what looks like the remains of bomb shelters from WW2. Any ideas what they might be?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: emilyw | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Tech startups around the world are awash with cash right now, thanks to hedge funds, traditional investment firms, and billionaires piling in alongside VCs to back businesses. Europe is no different, with €3.47 billion (£2.5 billion, $3.92 billion)...
From: Business Insider | By: Oscar Williams-Grut | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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By Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according...
From: VentureBeat | By: Reuters | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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As the British embassy in Tehran reopens and travel restrictions are lifted, tour operators are gearing up to show visitors Iran’s natural and man-made gloriesWith the reciprocal reopenings of the Iranian Embassy in London and the British embassy in...
From: The Guardian | By: Zehrah Hasan | Monday, August 31, 2015
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NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.Those...
From: Business Insider | By: Malcolm Ritter | Monday, August 31, 2015
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VIRGINIA BEACH Verity Campbell and her British teammates embarked on a 10-day trip to the United States hoping to immerse themselves in American culture. So there they were Friday night - band thumping, fans in full throat - in the bleachers near the...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Michael Swanwick's terrific new novel features a con artist and a genetically modified dog-man seeking riches and power in a post-post-apocalyptic China
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Steve Donoghue | Monday, August 31, 2015
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We on the West Coast of the United States have been privileged this year by having available to us the largest showing of Britain's arguably greatest artist, J.M.W. Turner, ever seen on Pacific shores. More than 60 paintings in oil and wager color by...
From: TV Squad | By: William Bradley | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The celebrated author of "The Yacoubian Building" returns with another panoramic look at life in modern Egypt during a pivotal era
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Steve Donoghue | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Monday marks the 18th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely death, which rocked the world when she was killed at age 37 in a tragic car crash on Aug. 31, 1997. Her lover Dodi Fayed also perished in the crash, which happened in a Paris tunnel while...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kirsten Silven | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 9 p.m. EST, and before the Miley Cyrus-hosted event kicks off, Gossip Cop has a reminder of all the VMA nominations. See the full list below of...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Michael Lewittes | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Good thing there’s no traffic in LA otherwise this might be a questionable decision
From: The Big Lead | By: Rob Perez | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Can’t get enough clean electricity reading? Here’s more! Solar Solar + Electric Transport = Huge Social Implications Net Metering Review: Value of Solar Energy Higher Than Retail Electric Rates Obama Just Picked The Customer’s Side Against The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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The website, aptly titled BeautifulPeople.com, touts itself as providing “online dating exclusively for Beautiful People.” As reported by the Daily Mail, Beautiful People is a site that aims to keep the ugly people out, even though the Beautiful...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Paula Mooney | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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This post was originally published on The Toolbox, a tech for good marketplace and initiative of Humise, Inc. At its finest, urban development is human-centered -- of the people and for the people. In London, a vast playground of nearly nine million...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Melissa Jun Rowley | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China's economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years.But the world's second-largest economy isn't collapsing — certainly not yet, anyway....
From: Business Insider | By: Paul Wiseman | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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I am a Worrier who likes to think things through in advance - so what can I expect in my 30s?I will be 30 in the next couple of months and one characteristic I have recently learnt about myself is that I deal better with life events if I have thought...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Albondiga | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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It hangs like a low cloud, clusters of porcelain-white spheres forming shadows as if burdened with expectant rain. Gentle white light pulsates through its layers, breathing rhythmically over the ambling shoppers below....
From: CNN | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82. It’s hard to overestimate the impact of Oliver Sacks on the public’s understanding of the brain, its disorders and our diversity as humans. Sacks’s wrote what he called ‘romantic...
From: Mind Hacks | By: vaughanbell | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Alicia Vikander‘s hair blows in the wind while stepping out in a dark red leather jacket on Thursday (August 27) in London, England. The 26-year-old Man from U.N.C.L.E. actress is currently dating Michael Fassbender and while there were reports that...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Stephen and Timothy Quay are identical twins who finish each other’s sentences and make eerie stop-motion films out of dolls and ephemera they find at flea markets. While their work remains both literally and figuratively obscure to many, their uncanny...
From: FilmDrunk | By: Jenni Miller | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Divorced and "spreading her wings," the People's Princess was eager to escape London before her untimely death 18 years ago
From: People | By: Nina Biddle | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Nick Jonas proves he’s definitely meant to be on Billboard’s “Men Of Style” list as he arrives for the mag & Jimmy Choo Music’s Men of Style event held at a Private Residence on Friday (August 28) in Los Angeles. The 22-year-old “Chains”...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Drake and Serena Williams may have raised more than a few eyebrows after the duo were spotted making out following the tennis star’s WTA victory last weekend, but will Drake and Serena’s newly rekindled relationship last? According to sources close...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Noel Zelindo | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Afternoon naps may have disappeared after preschool, but a new study suggests they may be healthier than we think. New research presented at the European Society of Cardiology in London suggests adults should indulge in hourlong afternoon naps for the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Coburn Palmer | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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On this date in 1783, British engraver William Wynne Ryland hanged at Tyburn* before a throng of gallows-voyeurs such as “had not been seen on a like occasion since the execution of Dr. Dodd.” (Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, Aug. 30, 1783)...
From: Executed Today | By: Headsman | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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In an effort criticized by local businesses as well as global visitors, Hong Kong has deemed neon signage illegal and is ramping up its systematic removal of ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Urbanist | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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London Design Festival 2015: Japanese ceramics designer Reiko Kaneko will show the results of three years of experimentation with porcelain glazing at this year's London Design Festival. (more…)...
From: Dezeen | By: Katie Treggiden | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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North London Coroner's Office confirms 43-year-old killed when armed police storm block of flats after reports gunman threatens to open fire...
From: Telegraph | By: Agency | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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LONDON: World stocks and commodity prices tumbled on Tuesday, as poor Chinese data saw fears about its economic health intensify.
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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 Vacation month is coming to a close in Europe and not a moment too soon. Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London. If you’re new to the whole “Battlefield” thing, let’s clear a few things up. The Battlefield is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sam O'Keefe | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Forecasting GDP in the presence of breaks: when is the past a good guide to the future? George Kapetanios, Simon Price and Sophie Stone. Bank of England, 20 August 2015       Structural breaks are a major source of forecast errors, and few come larger...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Guest Author | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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U.K. stocks drop, with investors returning from a holiday break to gloomy manufacturing data from China, as concerns persist about slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy....
From: MarketWatch | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The news that Jeremy Corbyn thought the death of Osama bin Laden ‘a tragedy’ is not very surprising. Nor is it as far-out-there as most of his comments.I did a… Continue reading The post Jeremy Corbyn isn’t alone in thinking that Osama bin Laden’s...
From: Spectator | By: Douglas Murray | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Dr. Fatih Birol, who has worked for the International Energy Agency (IEA) for 20 years, has taken office as the IEA’s new Executive Director. Dr. Birol’s selection as IEA Executive Director marks one of the few occasions that the head...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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We spent the rest of the afternoon picnicking at Alki Beach, where we strolled the beach and took in the incredible views of the Seattle skyline.
From: The Whinery 2.0 | By: Elsa Brobbey | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Europe's stock markets sank in opening deals today as investors fretted once again over the state of China’s economy. In initial trade, London's benc...
From: The Standard Hong Kong | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Architecture office Penoyre & Prasad has added an angular studio building clad entirely in zinc panels to the campus of Wimbledon College of Arts in south-west London (+ slideshow). (more…)...
From: Dezeen | By: Alyn Griffiths | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been turned down in his attempts to make a last-gasp lunge for the services of Paris Saint-Germain trio Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot. The Telegraph's Jeremy Wilson reported Wenger "received little...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Tom Sunderland | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The U.K.'s Robin Deakin notches up his second win in 53 professional fights
From: Time | By: iyengarrishi | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games collapsed, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the replacement U.S. candidate.The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to authorize Mayor Eric...
From: Business Insider | By: Michael Blood | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Radiocarbon dating of a Koran manuscript found last month at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library suggests that it could predate the Prophet Muhammad. Scholars say the discovery could shake the historical foundations of Islam and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: JohnThomas Didymus | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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There’s this wonderful guy out there. And he has the best job in the world; being David Bowie. No, he’s not the actual David Bowie. His name is Will Brooker and he’s a professor of film and cultural studies at Kingston University in London. He’s...
From: EcoSalon | By: Sarah Olive Bergeson | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Meeting comes ahead of talks in Dublin and London focused on NI politcal uncertainty
From: Irish Times | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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