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By reorienting the GOP’s foreign-policy debate away from the Middle East, the flamboyant frontrunner took the pact off the front page....
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Beinart | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Ultimately, the American public must reembrace their nuclear culture. That does not mean a return to “duck-and-cover” or civil defense exercises. But it means understanding that the coming decades may see cascading nuclear proliferation in the Middle...
From: The American | By: elinczer | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew docked at the International Space Station on Friday after a safe but what is now unusual two-day flight....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Friday, September 4, 2015
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A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew has docked at the International Space Station after a two-day flight.
From: Fox News | Friday, September 4, 2015
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The bomb turns 70, and the world faces a new nuclear future.
From: City Journal | By: Michael Auslin | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The Russian design studio Zaarchitects have come up with a concept they call “smart masonry” techniques, which would involve using parametric tools and robot arms in the construction of concrete buildings. This method would require the use of less...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Ben Adler at Grist writes What can a president do to boost renewable energy? A lot: When Hillary Clinton was asked in July whether she would ban fossil fuel extraction on public lands, she said, “not until we’ve got the alternatives in place.”...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, September 4, 2015
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An ill-advised attempt to push-start a reboot of the Euro-action franchise that put Jason Statham on the map in 2002, “The Transporter Refueled” is not nearly as charming or crunchy as the originals. The lumpy, funny, custom-cut Statham is now replaced...
From: The Wrap | By: James Rocchi | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Andre Villas-Boas will miss his team's match vs. CSKA Moscow while serving a six-game suspension. MOSCOW -- Zenit St. Petersburg manager Andre Villas-Boas was suspended for six games by the Russian Football Union on Thursday for striking a match official....
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The Netizen Report is back in action after a summer hiatus. This week, we catch up on Russia's empty threat to Wikipedia and social media censorship in Cambodia and Malaysia.
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Katrina was a mess nobody wanted to take, or to assign, responsibility for....
From: The Atlantic | By: John McQuaid | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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In his new novel, Kim Stanley Robinson, author of “2312,” “Shaman” and “The Mars Trilogy,” examines the fallacy in that kind of “trash one planet, move on the next” thinking. Seven generations of its approximately 2,000 human inhabitants...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Michael Berry | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Iran will want to increase oil output, but may lack resources to meet their expectations
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Flickr/matt northam, CC BY-NC-ND We need a formal definition on what we mean by artificial intelligence. When we talk about artificial intelligence (AI) – which we have done lot recently, including my outline on The Conversation of liability and regulation...
From: Popular Science | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The life aquatic IN HAIDA legend, Ground Hog despairs when Beaver abandons him on an island off Alaska’s coast. Confused and hungry, he sings for freezing weather—an ingenious plan, as an ice-covered sea will let him escape. At last, the ice forms...
From: The Economist | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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For too long, our country has fallen short in meeting its commitments as an Arctic nation. But the Arctic region has captured more attention in recent months, in part because of its drastically changing climate. This week, President Obama held a conference...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Rep. Rick Larsen | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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THE idea of fitting a car with a video camera only struck many motorists as a good idea in February 2013. That was when a meteor streaked over Chelyabinsk in Russia before exploding, injuring more than 1,000 people and damaging thousands of buildings....
From: The Economist | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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How Queen Elizabeth II has become one of the most influential and widely admired leaders ever The post Longer may she reign: The Queen’s record-breaking rule appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Ken MacQueen | Friday, September 4, 2015
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From: CNN | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 3 correspondents While all eyes have been on the debut of Stephen Colbert at the “Late Show,” the “Daily Show” with Trevor Noah added three new...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Russian President Vladimir Putin suited up with NHL All-Stars. His team triumphed 9-5 over a group of school kids. Putin scored twice.
From: NPR | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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AFTER weeks of market mayhem, it must have made a nice change for Xi Jinping, China’s president, to be reviewing ranks of smartly-dressed people who move in perfect synchronicity and do exactly what he tells them. Vast military parades may have gone...
From: The Economist | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Without the Air Force and its GPS support, we’d still have to stop at the gas station for directions. Without the Air Force as the traffic cop of space, we’d be frantically trying to call our service provider as our dish or satellite TV stopped working—even...
From: The American | By: Rick Berger | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The WorldPost's "Through Your Lens" series brings you mesmerizing photos taken by social media users in different countries around the world every week.   Cats may be known for their quick reflexes and flexible bodies, but they're probably most universally...
From: TV Squad | By: Chris McGonigal | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Paris (AFP) - Angry French farmers blocked the streets of Paris with more than 1,500 tractors Thursday to protest against plunging food prices and soaring costs they say are killing their livelihoods.From far-flung corners of the country, some spent...
From: Business Insider | By: Fran Blandy and Anne Chaon | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes images of a mural...
From: Business Insider | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Please can you recommend books similar to Bruno Schulz's, Isaac Babel's and Bulgakov's Master & Margarita?Recently unintentionally reading Bruno Schulz, Isaac Babel and Bulgakov's 'master and margarita', i noticed a similar feel to them. All wrote...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: maiamaia | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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KHARTOUM, SUDAN--Like the dog that didn't bark in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale, little advertising promotes American goods in Khartoum. Ads ubiquitous elsewhere in the world are absent. U.S. products can be found--usually resold through third countries....
From: Ecofabulous | By: Doug Bandow | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A low oil price will dent growth and public revenues, and Russia needs rebalancing. Yet President Vladimir Putin can hold the line by drawing on reserves and even inflating regional deficits, while the rouble’s fall helps competitiveness. That could...
From: Reuters | By: Neil Unmack | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Five hungry polar bears have surrounded a team of unarmed researchers at a remote outpost in northern Russia....
From: CNN | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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With Russian tanks and rebels firmly lodged in eastern Ukraine, Eastern Europe has been on high alert for months. As Russian bombers intermittently skirt or trespass Western airspace -- and a foreign submarine was reported to be hiding out in waters...
From: CNN | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A SURVEY by Travel + Leisure, spotted by the Independent, has concluded that Moscow is the unfriendliest city in the world. The magazine asked around 200,000 of its readers to rank 266 cities on various aspects, one of which was their warmth towards...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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I traveled to every country on earth. In some cases, the adventure started before I could get there....
From: The Atlantic | By: Albert Podell | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Inspiring Innovators: Natalia Koliada has dedicated her life to bringing freedom of speech to Belarus through theatre. She has made David Lan, the director of the Young Vic, reconsider the value of the arts From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October...
From: More Intelligent Life | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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When we asked Atlantic readers to show us what a successful life looks like, we received hundreds of submissions from around the country. Then, we smashed them up....
From: The Atlantic | By: Emily Anne Epstein | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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As if we needed any reminder of how close the link is between energy and aluminum smelting a Financial Times report this week reveals details of how Beijing has engineered the transfer of assets between a cash strapped power generation group, the State...
From: MetalMiner | By: Stuart Burns | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Russia has 40 icebreakers. The US has 2. President Obama proposed a plan to beef up the US Coast Guard’s presence in the Arctic, as rapidly melting ice spurs economic development in the region. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Just one part of a process that's going to keep moving.
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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President Obama brought his crusade against climate change to Alaska this week to highlight the effects of warming. But the state also depends heavily on fossil fuels...
From: Time | By: Justin Worland | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Anyone idly wondering what might be required to join the workforce of tomorrow (as opposed to the local gang or prison population) could do with a preparatory stint with 15 Femmes en Avenir, a program that combines nine months of training at the Institut...
From: New Yorker | By: Mary Hawthorne | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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100 American women leaders, scholars, and activists have released a statement in support of the Iran deal. The statement, "We Women Support the Iran Nuclear Deal; We Say No to War and YES to Diplomacy," was organized by women-led peace group CODEPINK....
From: Mondoweiss | By: Ben Norton | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a river of white and blue flowing down through the mountains...
From: Business Insider | By: Brett LoGiurato and Associated Press | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A former CIA agent and top U.S. defence expert has warned that the world is more dangerous than it has ever been due to the rise of heavily armed and well funded terrorist groups. Although the 21st century has not yet been subjected to the mass carnage...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tim Butters | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip ... photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000km by bus, bike, car and cab in 14 countries to snap bus stops that show the Soviet empire’s taste for the...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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New information and widespread media criticism of the highly flawed New York Times story that falsely implied Hillary Clinton was the target of a criminal investigation over her email practices as secretary of state confirm the paper conflated two...
From: Media Matters | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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After yesterday's domination without even exerting all her effort, Serena Williams now says no one should worry....she doesn't need a formiddable opponent in her first round to warm up for the rest of the tournament.  Check out the HERstory maker inside......
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Danish architecture studio CEBRA has won a competition to design an education campus in Irkutsk, Russia, which the firm described as "a new kind of school" (+ slideshow). (more…)...
From: Dezeen | By: Anna Winston | Friday, September 4, 2015
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A fast rail link that China had said it would build to Beijing from Moscow is in doubt because China, which is an expert at such construction, is demanding that Russia pay for it. The nearly 500-mile first leg, between Moscow and Kazan, was scheduled...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Friday, September 4, 2015
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The Iranian regime and military appear united in a determination to use the easing of sanctions to expand the Islamic Republic’s conventional and unconventional military power, including its ballistic missile program.
From: The American | By: Heather Malacaria | Friday, September 4, 2015
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