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This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The big climate news of last week, indeed maybe of the past several years, was the surprise announcement of a bilateral US-China agreement setting...
From: Mother Jones | By: Raymond T. Pierrehumbert | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Don't panic—get creative.
From: Read Write Web | By: Sean Ammirati | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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A summit at the UN pays dividends READ MORE The post Governments Make Big Commitments on Malnutrition appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The first unveil of our unapologetically subjective annual rankings includes a newsman, an energy emissary, and a rapperThe post The Maclean’s 2014 Power List, Part 1 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Bridge to the future?(click to view full) In its 2009 White Paper, Australia’s Department of Defence and Labor Party government looked at the progress being made in ship killing surveillance-strike complexes, and at their need to defend large sea lanes,...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Joe Katzman | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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In the early seventies I had the honor of dating Mike Nichols. In no way is my remembrance meant to take away from the love he had for the fascinating and the cherished Diane Sawyer who also has been kind to me, but I feel sharing a historic moment about...
From: The Wrap | By: Debbie Emery | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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On a recent episode of NBC's prime-time drama Parenthood, Drew, the lovable grandson in need of a haircut, struggled with an age-old decision: declaring a major. Coming from a low-income, single-parent household, he felt obligated to choose a practical...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Digital norms are making the culture wars worse....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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We raise our thumbs and shake our heads at some of the week's news The post Good news, bad news: From comets to chocolate shortages appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Yves here. This article is an important sanity check on the impact of the current oil price war on Russia. We've seen similarly skewed conventional wisdom on the Saudis: "No, they can't make it on a fiscal budget basis at below $90 a barrel," completely...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A mysterious Russian space object has prompted concern that Moscow may have launched a ‘satellite killer’ to challenge its rivals’ space hardware. Experts, however, say that the satellite’s mission is probably much more mundane....
From: Fox News | By: James Rogers | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Apple's stock market value is now a staggering $676 billion, making it not only the world's biggest company but an economic force that dwarfs many countries' GDP and stock markets. The growth has been phenominal. Just over a...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Gamm | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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President Obama has learned a lot about the extent of relationships with other leaders, particularly his Chinese and Russian peers....
From: New York Times | By: MARK LANDLER | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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1. Hacking out of prison: San Quentin inmates are learning to code. By Charley Locke in EdSurge 2. Your breath could reveal a fake: How a beetle’s camouflage trick might make money harder to counterfeit. By James Urquhart in Chemistry World 3. Russia...
From: Time | By: tarekrizk | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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On Friday evening, a yellow flash filled the skies over Russia's sparsely populated Urals region. Was it a meteor? A rocket launch? No one seems to know....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Russia's increased military presence in the Baltic Sea area, including its air force, has prompted some officials to compare it to the Cold War.
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow....
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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In June, the developers of a Russian chatbot posing as a 13-year-old boy from Ukraine claimed it has passed the Turing test. While a lot of people doubt the result's validity because the testers used a sketchy methodology and the event was organized......
From: Engadget | By: Mariella Moon | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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President Vladimir Putin is warning that extremist groups being manipulated from abroad could try to destabilize Russia, a statement that comes amid tensions with the West over Ukraine....
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The leaders of Ukraine, Poland and Moldova have met over concerns about Russian influence in separatist eastern Ukraine and fears that Russia may seek to meddle in Moldova's general election....
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov has compared President Vladimir Putin's "one-man dictatorship" to the rule of Adolf Hitler, warning that if the West fails to stop him now the price to do so could get much higher....
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Mr Artamonov looks out for opportunity ANATOLY ARTAMONOV, the energetic and resolute 62-year-old governor of Kaluga, knows what he wants: foreign investment, competition, an open relationship with Europe and America. And some of it he’s getting. While...
From: The Economist | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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A new website based in Russia is streaming video live from thousands of private webcams around the world, including images of babies and hospital patients....
From: CNN | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Bordeaux (AFP) - American Ashley Wagner will bid for a third straight women's title at the Trophee Eric Bompard and Japan's Tatsuki Machida his first men's as the race for the final spots in next month's ISU Grand Prix final heats up on the ice in Bordeaux...
From: Business Insider | By: Emmeline Moore | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family from a website live-streaming thousands of in-home webcams.
From: ABC News | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family from a website live-streaming thousands of in-home webcams.
From: ABC News | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Undefeated junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri will have a tall task this weekend at the Cotai Arena in Macau when he challenges pound-for-pound superstar Manny Pacquiao for the WBO Welterweight Championship. Algieri was relatively unknown before...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Kevin McRae | Friday, November 21, 2014
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On this day in 1910, Francisco Madero launched a failed revolt that nonetheless sparked the Mexican Revolution by inspiring hope in such leaders as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, who then mobilized their ragged armies.More Events on this day:1975:...
From: Britannica | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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An immense hole opened up in the ground on Tuesday in a large Russian city near the Ural Mountains. The 100 to 130-foot wide sinkhole looks to have swallowed several homes. Russian geologists are searching the site for clues as to what caused the accident....
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Brodwin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Government officials in the U.S. and the UK are warning people to secure their webcams after websites that broadcast the contents of those cameras have sprung up online.One of the better-known sites, Insecam, appeared to have gone offline after the warnings...
From: PC World | By: Jeremy Kirk | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Vienna (AFP) - A final round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme before a looming deadline hung in the balance Thursday as Britain expressed pessimism a deal could be done in time and foreign ministers stayed away.British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond...
From: Business Insider | By: Simon Sturdee and Siavosh Ghazi | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Keystone XL pipeline bill failed on a vote count of 59-41 and failed to achieve a filibuster-proof U.S. Senate passage. With 40% of the pipeline already built and North American energy costs some of the lowest in the world, President Obama will...
From: Big Government | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Mickey Rourke will step back into the squared circle to breathe life back into his boxing career at the age of 62. Rourke will head to Moscow, Russia, to take on a United States professional boxer later this month, reports Yahoo News. “Boxing is a...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tammy Rose | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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As Russian military supplies continue to pour into Ukraine, it becomes harder by the day for Putin to deny that Moscow is providing arms to the separatists.  Since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began last spring, the separatists have become increasingly...
From: Business Insider | By: Jeremy Bender | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The head of the Luhansk People's Republic has called for an old-fashioned solution to resolve his differences with Kiev....
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Schiavenza | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's visit to Pakistan comes at a very critical juncture as US-led NATO forces are drawing down from Afghanistan by the end of this year.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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As a young girl, Alana Levinson struggled with the shame of her father's substance abuse. But when she looked more deeply into the research on children of drug-addicted parents, she realized society's "conspiracy of silence" was keeping her—and possibly...
From: Miller McCune | By: Alana Levinson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget is just one of the ways President Obama has poisoned the well. The media keeps dutifully quoting Republicans saying that if President Obama takes executive action on immigration reform, it will "poison the well." With...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Satellite buffs have watched a Russian spacecraft perform a series of maneuvers, prompting concerns that Russia has deployed a 'satellite killer.'
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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UFC featherweight Conor McGregor recently joined WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman to preview his upcoming fight against Dennis Siver, which will take place on January 18 at the TD Garden....
From: WBZ-TV | By: Matthew Geagan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Jordan Weissmann admits that, contrary to the predictions of liberals, drilling has played a role: There had never been much of a statistical relationship between U.S. oil production and what Americans paid at the pump. But with crude prices crashing,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Vienna (AFP) - Britain expressed doubts Wednesday that a nuclear deal could be reached with Iran by a looming deadline, as Tehran and six world powers haggled in a final round of talks in Vienna.British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, speaking in Latvia,...
From: Business Insider | By: Simon Sturdee and Siavosh Ghazi | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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First thing's first: Change your password
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The second part of our unapologetically subjective annual rankings includes a hockey lifer, a film-star fixer, and a fair share of politiciansThe post The Maclean’s 2014 Power List, Part 2 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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This week, the UK and France set tough measures to censor extremist websites, India steps up porn blocking efforts, and WhatsApp gets hip to encryption.
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Deep in the untouched areas of Ukraine and Russia live men who have decided to leave human establishments and live isolated in nature....
From: CNN | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Space, by it’s very nature, is a big place. Which is just as well because there’s an awful lot of cultural flotsam and jetsam and unwanted bric-a-brac floating around in the cosmos. A list recently published in the Telegraph details 100 things that...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tim Butters | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Object 2014-28E, a Russian satellite, has been scooting across the skies in an odd fashion – and stirring speculation that Russia has reignited its space-weapons program....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Moscow needs the West
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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