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No. 225: Merger mumbles, cyberbucks for SBU and Rob Spence, eyeborg

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TG it’s F: Wham-O cofounder Arthur “Spud” Melin was awarded a patent for the Hula-Hoop on this day in 1963, long after the craze had peaked, leaving Wham-O with millions of unsold plastic hoops and a $10,000 loss. The firm did better with the Frisbee, Super Ball and Silly String. Melin and partner Richard Knerr sold out for $12 million in 1982. Attention Al Gore: Vinton Cerf, who actually did invent the Internet, is 74 today. It’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day. (Unless you work at a pound.) But first, this: Shares of CA enjoyed a brief 16 percent jump this week following news that the software giant is considering a deal to go private and merge with Houston’s BMC Sof... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Milestone Reached By NY Green Bank With $2.7 Million In Profits

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Clean Energy Initiatives Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Equivalent of Removing 50,000-70,000 Cars from New York Roads for 20 Years. Albany, NY - June 23, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that during fiscal year 2016-2017, NY Green Bank generated $2.7 million in positive net income as a result of $291.6 million in investments in clean energy transactions across New York. Achieved one year ahead of schedule, this positive net income surpassed expectations and NY Green Bank’s overall portfolio is expected to reduce between 4.3 and 6.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of taking between 50,000 and 7... Read More
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Lawmaker wants to restrict which college students vote

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Published on Jun 23, 2017Arizona State Rep. Bob Thorpe thinks some college students shouldn't get to vote in his district. The Republican has drafted legislation to amend how the state defines registered voters. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Algorithmia raises $10.5 million from Google’s new AI fund and others

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Algorithmia, a startup that provides a platform for simplifying the use of machine learning in production, has raised a $10.5 million series A round led by Google to further support its work. The raise confirms the existence of Google’s rumored artificial intelligence fund. Anna Patterson, the tech giant’s vice president of engineering for AI, will join Algorithmia’s board as part of the deal. Work-Bench, Madrona Venture Group, Rakuten Ventures and Osage University Partners took part in the round as well. “I think that at the core of it, [this investment] is a validation of what we’ve been doing, and the ... Read More
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As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls On

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For all its heat, the fire that is Uber in 2017 hasn't scorched everything. While the nigh-apocalyptic past six months have felled founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, and sparked questions about its ability to keep its employees safe, let alone happy, Uber's self-driving car program seems to be doing just fi... Read More
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No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint

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You have no real way of knowing if your town, your family, or your children face the kind of water contamination that exposed everyone in Flint, Michigan, to lead poisoning. Not because Flint is an outlier–it may, in fact, be the norm—but because no one has enough data to say for sure. Five state and local officials in Flint face involuntary manslaughter charges for failing to alert the public to the looming health crisis there. Yet a recent Reuters report found 3,000 geographic areas in the US with lead poisoning rates twice that of Flint. But you would be hard-pressed to determine whether you l... Read More
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Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

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Enlarge this image The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters is aging and obsolete, and officials want to replace it with a more modern structure in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption toggle caption Cliff Owen/AP... Read More
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Debate Rages Over Headgear For Girls’ Lacrosse

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With Florida set to become the first state to mandate the use of headgear for high school girls’ lacrosse, coaches, players and administrators across the U.S. are debating the issue. (June 23)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to al... Read More
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Girl Mauled By Dogs In Yonkers

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Published on Jun 22, 2017A little girl on her way to school was mauled by dogs. Now, she's recovering and is thankful for a Good Samaritan who rushed to her rescue. CBS2's Jessica Layton reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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What’s trending on Weibo 06.22.17

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Their entire school careers all come down to these two days. That's what many web users are saying, as students in China brace for their Gaokao college entrance -- results. Some have theirs, while others are still waiting. CGTN's Audrey Siek has more from the Digital Hub.... Read More
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Who will train the next generation of data scientists?

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While artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days, the industry is facing a key problem: not enough scholars are staying in academia to teach the massive influx of students. It’s a problem that Jennifer Chayes, a managing director and distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research, has seen firsthand while recruiting top researchers away from universities and into her organization. In her view, professors, like one who she hired away from a post at Stanford University last year, aren’t leaving entirely for the money, since they could work at startups or do consulting on the side while keeping their academic posts. Large companies like Microsoft offer increased pay, but also access to massive amounts of data that gets upda... Read More
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Missing Chinese student in US

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26-year-old Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, went missing on June 9, 2017. She was last seen getting into a black car near the campus. The FBI said Zhang was wearing a charcoal-colored baseball hat, a pink-and-white top, jeans, white tennis shoes and was carrying a black backpack. Zhang's family arrived in the U.S. last week and said they remain hopeful.... Read More
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The Heat: Germany and Transatlantic alliance Pt 2

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Tonight’s panel takes a look at what’s happening with the transatlantic alliance which includes guests Martin Ganslmeier, Washington Bureau Chief for the German radio network, ARD; Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and a leading expert on U.S. foreign policy and Vladimir Golstein, an analyst on Russian foreign policy and he’s a professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University.... Read More
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The Heat: Germany and Transatlantic alliance Pt 1

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Tonight’s panel takes a look at what’s happening with the transatlantic alliance which includes guests Martin Ganslmeier, Washington Bureau Chief for the German radio network, ARD; Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and a leading expert on U.S. foreign policy and Vladimir Golstein, an analyst on Russian foreign policy and he’s a professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University.... Read More
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Renyi Zhang explains China’s pollution issue

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For more information about China’s pollution and how the government deals with it, CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke to Renyi Zhang, University Distinguished Professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University on this issue.... Read More
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Why do so few deadly police shootings end in police convictions?

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Why do so few trials of police officers charged in on-duty shootings end in convictions? Most recently, the officers who shot and killed Philando Castile and Sylville Smith were acquitted by juries who saw video of the fatal encounters. John Yang discusses issues of race and deadly force with David Klinger of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Brittany Packnett, co-founder of Campaign Zero.... Read More
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Yale and Oxford researchers find 50% chance AI will outperform humans by 2062

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Experts from Yale and Oxford University recently released their research on how AI will transform modern life by reshaping transportation, finance, health, science, and the military. Key findings pointed toward a 50 percent chance that AI will outperform humans in every job in 45 years’ time. How can we anticipate and manage trends in AI, and will creative and analytical skills really be the key to job success in an AI world? Recounting a personal scenario, my boys had a “future day” at school. One dressed up as a chief... Read More
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Senate health care bill has ‘less teeth’ than House bill: Dr. Klasko

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Published on Jun 22, 2017Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health President and CEO, Dr. Stephen Klasko weighs in on the pros and cons of the Senate health care bill. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Destination Long Island: June 29 – July 2

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NEW MUSIC FOR STRINGS FESTIVAL AT STALLER RECITAL HALL One of six concerts in and around Stony Brook and New York City. Works for this concert include pieces by Morton Feldman, Jennifer Higdon, Sidney Boquiren, Marta Sniady, and György Kurtag, and new works. (Staller Recital Hall, Stony Brook University. 631-632-2787. June 29.) SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES AT NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY The band’s most recent album “Soultime!” has a 1970s vibe. Although the Jersey band never made it as big as Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, the Jukes’ fans are nothing but dedicated. (NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Westbury. 516.334-0800. June 30.) KOOL & THE GANG AT WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER... Read More
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Help wanted: Americans don’t need more degrees, they need training

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America has more than 6 million vacant jobs, yet the country is “facing a serious skills gap,” Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta recently said. And last week his boss, President Donald Trump, said he wants to close this gap by directing $100 million of federal money into apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeships in the U.S. are generally known for training workers for blue collar jobs like plumbers or electricians, but with a little tweak, they could be the path to lucrative, ... Read More
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A neuroscientist explains how being bilingual makes your brain more robust

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Marian Sigman, a neuroscientist and author of "The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides," explains how babies that grow up bilingual will have brain functions that might be superior to those children that only speak one language. Following is a transcript of the video.Is it good or bad for my baby to grow listening and speaking more than one language?I’m Mariano Sigman. I’m a neuroscientist, and I just wrote a book called "The Secret Life of the Mind."It's very hard to find places where people speak just one language It’s not only beautiful, in a way, and it's not only a way that opens the possibility to talk to many more people and to learn more thin... Read More
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The Best Colored Pencils

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Although Prismacolor’s Premier Colored Pencils are considered artist grade, we think they’re a great choice for most people—from older elementary-school-age kids to adults—because they’re so satisfying to work with and affordable. They’re also widely available at art-supply stores and online, in case you ever want to replace or add colors. The pencils are well-made and easy to sharpen, and they come in a durable metal box. The Premier pencils are available in larger sets, but the 24-count offers enough colors for most beginners. If the Prismacolor Premier set sells out, we recommend getting the 24-count ... Read More
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5 chatbots that will help you find a job

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Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help you find a new job or move up in your career? Well, now you can have one, thanks to the chatbot. Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Bots that follow rules are more limited and can only answer things they’ve been programmed to understand. They won’t recognize anything that someone didn’t specifically explain to them. AI bots, on the other hand, comprehend language in a way ... Read More
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Inside Story – What can be done to stop cultural genocide? – Inside Story

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For nearly a thousand years Al Nuri Mosque has been the centerpiece of the Old City in Mosul - until Wednesday when it was blown up destroyed during fighting. The mosque's been added to a long list of ancient pieces of history destroyed during wars in Iraq and Syria. How can the destruction be stopped?Presenter: Sohail RahmanGuests: Ahmed Zaidan, Journalist and documentary filmmakerMichael Danti, Academic Director, American Schools of Oriental ResearchAmr Al Azm, Shawnee State University in Ohio and former head of the Centre for Archaeological Research, University of Damascus Subscribe to our channel ... Read More
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Student Graduates in Dying Mom’s Hospital Room

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Samantha Parrotte always wanted her mom Patricia to see her graduate high school. But Patricia was dying of cancer, so Samantha held a private ceremony, with school officials, at her mother's hospital bedside. (June 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Facebook gives up on making the world more open and connected, now wants to bring the world closer together

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Facebook announced a massive change today. CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared the company with nearly 2 billion monthly active users has a new mission statement: Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. The old mission was “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” Facebook may have a tweaked, slightly different mission, but it still has a lot of work to do to address some of its failings. Last week, Facebook began publishing a series of posts to explore hard questions about the platform’s shortcomings wh... Read More
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Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

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DETROIT :Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.That's a lot for potential candidates to consider. Uber needs a new leader after former CEO and company founder Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday night under pressure from Uber's board and investors. 8 India-first features in Uber ... Read More
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Stony Brook Receives $4.5 Million Grant to Recruit Leaders in AI and Cybersecurity

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Stony Brook Receives $4.5 Million Grant to Recruit Leaders in AI and Cybersecurity STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 22, 2017 – Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded two grants totaling $4.5 million from SUNY’s ... Read More
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Man Wanted In Child Abduction Attempt On LI

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Published on Jun 22, 2017Nassau police released a sketch of a man who they say tried to grab a 10-year-old girl as she walked to school in Westbury Thursday morning. Magdalena Doris reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Facebook, Twitter ‘addicts’ are happier, claims study

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WASHINGTON: Facebook, Twitter and other social media users regard themselves as less unhappy than their friends, a study has found.The research also found that people with the most number of connections on social media are happier that those with fewer friends.For the purpose of the study, which used data from Twitter, reciprocal followers were defined as "friends" and users with the most connections were defined as "popular.""This analysis contributes to a growing body of evidence that social media may be harmful to users who 'overindulge' in these services since it'... Read More
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PhD student wins Social Policy Research Grant

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Jamie Sommer, a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, has received a research grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for her work, “Is Bilateral Environmental Aid Effective? A Cross-National Analysis of Forest Loss.” Sommer is one of 20 award winners chosen by the board of trustees from 535 applications. “I am honored to receive the Horowitz Foundation research grant to continue my work on analyzing the effectiveness of bilateral aid at reducing environmental harms cross-nationally,” said Sommer. “This project is part of my larger research narrative, which aims to understand the role of the state in reducing forest loss. In particular, this grant will help me theoretically ... Read More
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Ohio Community Gathers to Honor Otto Warmbier

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Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of Otto Warmbier Thursday, the American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. (June 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from ever... Read More
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Otto Warmbier mourned at funeral in Ohio

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Hundreds of people gathered to remember Otto Warmbier, the college student who died Monday following more than a year held prisoner in North Korea. CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller joins CBSN from outside the funeral at his Ohio high schoolSubscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ht... Read More
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Inside France’s Zenly, the social mapping app that was just bought by Snap

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By the time the cofounders of Paris-based Zenly got together, the world was not exactly begging for another check-in or location-sharing app. No matter. The French entrepreneurs decided to give it one anyway. That unlikely bet seems to have paid off with reports that Snap has acquired the company for more than $250 million, according to TechCrunch. The deal came to light after Snap earlier this week launched Snap Map, which seemed like a clone of Zenly, at best. Instead, it appears Snap has simply bought the company. Representatives of Snap and... Read More
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Ultra Luxury Oceanfront Penthouse in Long Beach Going for $3.5M

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It’s hard to tell what’s prettier: the panoramic views of the Atlantic from this oceanfront penthouse or the luxurious condominium itself at 403 East Boardwalk in Long Beach that is for sale. The condo is situated in the heart of The City by The Sea on the top floor of a new high-end, eight-story residential high rise called Aqua on The Ocean, which debuted in 2011. Amenities in this two floor, 2,000-square-foot unit include a fireplace and rooftop deck with 360-degree views and nearly as much square footage as the living space. The penthouse has 10-foot ceilings, three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen and living room/dining room combo. The building offers... Read More
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Facebook refuses to share political ad data with researchers

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(Reuters) — Facebook said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despite arguments from political scientists who want the data for research. Details such as the frequency of ads, how much money was spent on them, where they were seen, what the messages were and how many people were reached would remain confidential under the company’s corporate policy, which is the same for political advertising as for commercial customers. “Advertisers consider their ad creatives and their ad targeting strategy to be competitively sensitive and confidential,” Rob Sherman, Faceb... Read More
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Pixeldash Studios diversifies to succeed

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Presented by Intel The state of Louisiana—the Pelican State, apparently—was not really considered a hotbed of game development when Jason Tate and Evan Smith were working for the only studio in Baton Rouge. When that company folded, it became a crossroads moment: move to the Bay Area or any other gaming hotbed, or stay where they were and make the best of the situation in their home state. “We opted to start our own company so we could make games, and stay in Louisiana,” says Tate, the co-founder and lead programmer, of the decision he made with Smith, who would act as Creative Director on the two-man team. This decision in 2011 was assisted by the state government’s efforts to build the games... Read More
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Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

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Enlarge this image Dead Canary Islands date palms, killed by red palm weevils, line a road in La Mersa, Tunis, Tunisia. Courtesy of Mark Hoddle/Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside hide caption ... Read More
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Data centre for cosmological simulations launched

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A team of astrophysicists at the Technical University of Munich have announced a new data center, specifically designed for cosmological studies. The Cosmowebportal was created to address the enormous amounts of data involved in creating, viewing and manipulating cosmological simulations. The Cosmowebportal provides scientists with access to the cosmological hydrodynamic simulations from the Magneticum Pathfinder, which was developed by the same team. Simulations are saved in their entirety at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) on a specific data store created for extremely large datasets. This data s... Read More
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Times Square Car Crash Victims Graduate From High School In New Jersey

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Published on Jun 21, 2017Two New Jersey high school students who were mowed down by a driver in Times Square and were seriously injured have graduated even though one of them is still hospitalized. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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The Heat: Venezuela’s crisis Pt 2

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Tonight’s panel takes a look at how the Latin American country could rebound from the current crisis with Jennifer McCoy, founding director of Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute and the former director of the Americas program at the Carter Center, Gloria La Riva, coordinator for the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Luis Angosto-Ferrandez, author of “Venezuela Reframed” and Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas.... Read More
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The Heat: Venezuela’s crisis Pt 1

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Tonight’s panel takes a look at how the Latin American country could rebound from the current crisis withJennifer McCoy, founding director of Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute and the former director of the Americas program at the Carter Center, Gloria La Riva, coordinator for the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Luis Angosto-Ferrandez, author of “Venezuela Reframed”and Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas.... Read More
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After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

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Enlarge this image Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, pictured here at a Vanity Fair summit in October 2016, resigned abruptly this week as the company's CEO after weeks of scandals about workplace culture. Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair hide caption toggle capti... Read More
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Analyst: Ossoff Unable To Beat GOP Advantage

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Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University, says Democrat Jon Ossoff wasn’t able to overcome Republican Karen Handel’s advantage in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. (June 21)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Otto Warmbier’s Hometown Readies for Funeral

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Some 50 volunteers spent Wednesday morning tying blue and white ribbons along the road from the high school to a cemetery in the Ohio hometown of the college student who died this week after being detained in North Korea. (June 21)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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This adorable driverless bus will soon be making stops at the University of Michigan

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WFHS Intro to Computer Science Sets Foundation for Future Programmers

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Introduction to Computer Science, a course for grades 10-12, helps students develop a framework for understanding the application, role, and impact computers have on society. Mastic Beach, NY - June 21, 2017 - William Floyd High School students enrolled in “Introduction to Computer Science,” a new course intended to serve as an introduction to computer science and computer programming, had the opportunity to write code and learn the foundation for computational problem solving, a solid base for students wishing to explore computer science as a college major or future career possibility. “This c... Read More
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How Beyond Verbal hopes to make Siri and Alexa emotionally intelligent

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An Israeli startup specializing in analyzing human emotion and traits based on voice is opening up its technology to help artificial intelligence (AI) assistants — such as Siri and Alexa — understand people’s moods by listening to how they sound when they speak. Founded out of Tel Aviv in 2012, Beyond Verbal has been building on decades of emotion analytics research with its own studies, which have been carried out in conjunction with notable organizations including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Chicago, Scripps, and Hadassah Medical Center. Its data gathering has led to the collation of more than 2.5 million “emotion-tagged voices” across 40 languages. The com... Read More
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No. 224: Immune system secrets, Empire steel and save us, Scott Rechler

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How’s it going so far? The sun was directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 00:24 Wednesday morning, signaling summer’s start. Environment New York would like to take this opportunity to warn you that local temperatures are 1.6 degrees warmer than in the 1970s and could be nine degrees higher than now by the century’s end if we don’t stop with the coal already and get back with the Paris thing. So please tan responsibly. Also, welcome new readers Paul, Tom, Andrea, Carla, Chandra and Arthur. Happy to have you aboard. But first, this: Elon Musk’s latest startup is trying to significantly ramp up the speed of tunnel boring machines so that they might affordably dig a netw... Read More
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Sandra Atlas Bass donates $40M to Northwell

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Northwell Health today announced $40 million in donations from trustee Sandra Atlas Bass, bringing her lifetime giving to Northwell to more than $93 million, and dedicated a new heart hospital named for her. The New Hyde Park-based system said she had donated $25 million to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset to support its Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital. The system today also formally dedicated the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, which unites cardiac experts from Northwell Health in one site. “Ms. Bass has long been a pioneer of cardiac innovation in the health system and has continuously demonstrated her commitment to enhancing the patient experience,”Dr. Barry Kaplan, MD, co-director of the Sandra... Read More
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New Measures of Aging May Show 70 is the New 60

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New Measures of Aging May Show 70 is the New 60Stony Brook-led study predicts an end to population aging in USA, Germany and China before end of the 21st Century Warren Sanderson, PhD, Professor of Economics STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 21, 2017 – Is 70 the new 60? A new Stony Brook University-led study  published in PLOS ONE... Read More
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Will the war of words hamper efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis? – Inside Story

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More than two weeks have passed since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar - and imposed a travel blockade. Butt their grievances are still largely unknown - there's been little more than rumours and whispers so far. A US spokeswoman says the prolonged situation is becoming increasingly confusing.There's been a steady flow of harsh words between the countries involved.The Qatari Ambassador to the US wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal this week, responding to the UAE's assertion that Qatar supports terrorism. He said the UAE was singled out in the 9/11 Commission’s report for its role in laundering money to... Read More
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The importance of having a sponsor at your workplace

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Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and cofounder of Ellevest, is out to make women rich with her digital investment platform. But she also has some savvy career advice for those who want to succeed in the workplace. I found her advice about finding a sponsor at work to be particularly illuminating. She spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the Catalyst Conference in San Francisco. The event is staged by Girls in Tech, which has more than 60,000 members in 60 chapters around the world. Krawcheck has more than 1.7 million followers on LinkedIn and ano... Read More
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Stony Brook Receives $1 Million to Support Diversity, Inclusion in STEM Education

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Stony Brook Receives $1 Million to Support Diversity, Inclusion in STEM EducationHoward Hughes Medical Institute grant designed to help students with varied backgrounds succeed Ross Nehm, center, leads Stony Brook’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. He is developing the program with University faculty colleagues, from left: Gregory Rushton, Bonita London, Nora Galambos and Scott Sutherland. STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 21, 2017 – Stony Brook University re... Read More
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Indonesian Fireball: Tradition of literally playing with fire

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Students of the Riyadhlus Solihin Islamic boarding school in Mojolaban, Indonesia, spent their leisure time playing a football match, Tuesday, except that they substituted the typically-inflated ball with a coconut set on fire. In two teams, the students kicked the fireball at each other on an asphalt football pitch, occasionally scoring goals in each team's net. After the scorching match, the students took a break, with legs and feet covered in ash. Asked what he had been doing, Abdul Rahman said he had been playing "fireball after Taraweeh prayers during this month of fasting to avoid boredom." The fireball practice is a tradition related to 'Pencak Silat,' a traditional Indonesian martial art. ... Read More
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On This Summer Solstice, Be Glad You Live on Earth

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Today is the longest day of the year—in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway. Fifteen hours and forty minutes of daylight in New York. Seventeen and a half in Copenhagen and Moscow. Twenty-one and change in Reykjavík. Twelve hours, eight minutes, and twenty-four seconds in Kampala, just north of the equator. (The day will be one second shorter there starting next week.) The solstice is the one day when every point north of the Arctic Circle sees at least twenty-four hours of continuous sunlight, but farther north, in Deadhorse, Alaska, on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, the sun rose on May 15th ... Read More
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Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

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Travis Kalanick, the combative and embattled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, has resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. Uber’s board confirmed the move early Wednesday, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his mother in a boating accident “while giving the company room to fully embrace this new chapter in Uber’s history.” He will remain on the Uber Technologies Inc. board. The move comes as Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing company, was having trouble morphing from a free-wheeling startup into a mature company that can stanch losses and post consistent profits. After eight years of phenomenal growth by upending the taxi business, Uber ... Read More
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19th Century Orient Farmhouse With New England Vibe Selling for $1.2M

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The look and feel of living in New England without actually leaving Long Island imbues this alluring 19th century updated farmhouse at 675 Orchard St. in Orient that was listed for sale. Built around 1860—making this a pre-Civil War era home—this beautifully preserved historic house is situated in the heart of the waterfront community that’s at the easternmost tip of the North Fork of Long Island. The four-bedroom home has 1,786-square-feet of living space, including two full bathrooms, a formal dining room and updated kitchen. The property also features a two-car garage, front porch, rear screened-in porch and a patio overlooking a large pastoral backyard on a half-acre plo... Read More
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Inside Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence Comeback

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Yoshua Bengio has never been one to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial intelligence, he has been catapulted to stardom. It’s a field so new the people who can advance it fit into one room together, and everyone—from tech startups to multinational conglomerates and the department of defense—wants a share of their minds. But while his peer scientists Yann LeCun and Geoffrey Hinton have signed on to Facebook and Google, respectively, Bengio, 53, has chosen to continue working from his small third-floor office on the hilltop campus of the University of Montreal. “I want to remain a neutral agent,” he says as he sips rust-colored licor... Read More
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How Letterpress Printing Came Back from the Dead

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For designers used to wielding a mouse, a steamroller might seem excessive. Yet every summer in Seattle, teams from Starbucks, Facebook, Amazon, Oracle, and other local firms and artists vie to steamroll a winning poster. They spend dozens of hours carving large sheets of linoleum to be placed on asphalt, covered with ink, and pressed by a steamroller onto giant pieces of paper. It’s hot and sticky and exhilarating. These steamrollers are a gambit by Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts (SVC) to attract students to its classes on letterpress printing—a revitalized craft that for hundreds of years was just known as “printing.” Johannes Gutenberg’s converted wine press, which turned inked letters into boo... Read More
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Sverica Capital Management Announces Acquisition of iWave Information Systems Inc.

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 21, 2017– Sverica Capital Management LLC (“Sverica”), a private equity investment firm, along with Ross Beattie and Gerry Lawless, announced today that they have acquired iWave Information Systems Inc. (“i... Read More
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Google opens new cloud region in Sydney

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Google has launched its new cloud region in Sydney, nine months after announcing plans to host infrastructure in Australia. The tech giant noted in a blog post that three local high-availability zones are now live, offering compute, storage, networking and big data capabilities. According to Google, PwC Australia, Monash University, and Woodside Energy are among the first enterprise customers of the new platform. Hilda Clune, Chief Information Officer at PwC Australia, noted: ‘The regional expansion of Google Cloud Platform to Australia will help enable PwC’s rapidly growing need to experi... Read More
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Friend Remembers North Korean Detainee Who Died

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North Korean detainee Otto Warmbier died less than a week after coming back to his hometown in Ohio. Jay Klein, Warmbier's soccer teammate when Otto was a senior at Wyoming High School, says he cherishes the time they spent together. (June 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, u... Read More
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Friends of Warmbier Family Reflect on His Life

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Parents of children who went to school with Otto and his siblings recount their memories of Otto Warmbier, the former University of Virginia student who died following his release from imprisonment in North Korea. (June 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Schools are watching students’ social media, raising questions about free speech

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As universities have started paying close attention to the internet presence of prospective students, high schools have also begun cracking down, sometimes hiring outside companies to police social media posts for bullying or abusive language. But monitoring raises other problems, and civil rights groups are paying attention. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.... Read More
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Deadlock Over Mayoral Control Of NYC Schools

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Published on Jun 20, 2017There's just one day left to settle a crisis that could throw the New York City school system into chaos. CBS2's Political Reporter Marcia Kramer has more on the deadlock over mayoral control in Albany. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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5 Long Island Sites Considered for Historic Status

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Students and their teacher stand outside of the Swan River Schoolhouse in East Patchogue (Photo courtesy of Greater Patchogue Historical Society) Five historic sites on Long Island, some dating back nearly 200 years, are being considered for inclusion on the list of New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, officials said. The sites being considered include two 17th-century homes, one century-old house, a historic district in Riverhead and a one-room schoolhouse in East Patchogue that taught children from before the Civil War through The Great Depression. They’re among 22 places statewide that officials recommended receive historic designation to ensure the sites’ pres... Read More
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New Research Suggests Jupiter is Oldest Planet

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According to a new study published June 12 in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," Jupiter may have formed about a million years after our sun, earlier than the other planets in our solar system... Read More
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11 chatbots created at Y Combinator’s online startup school

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Recently Sam Altman from Y Combinator announced a new online Startup School. It’s a 10-week massively open online course (MOOC). The idea is to teach everyone how to start a startup and help them along the way with guidance from people who’ve started companies. Startup School will have guest speakers covering a wide variety of topics, including Alan Kay, Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Patrick Collison (Stripe), Steve Huffman (... Read More
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How a 15-year-old coder balances her work and life

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Keila Banks is only 15 years old, but she has a good message on work-life balance, and she’s running with it. Banks gave a motivational talk on balancing work and life, or more like school and life, before hundreds of women at the Catalyst Conference in San Francisco. The event is expected to draw 1,000 people over three days on topics aimed at encouraging women in technology. Banks was an interesting choice for a speaker, but she is clearly living an accelerated life. And she had some accumulated wisdom to share with the group. Banks is a coder from Los Angeles, and she has been giving talks since she was 11. She has spoken at an Open Source event before 4,0... Read More
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Plugging yesterday’s cinema in the land of tomorrow

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Generations collide, in more ways than one, at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre, a retro movie theater using a decidedly 21st century method to promote its yesteryear content. The theater, founded in 1973 by Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky to promote an eclectic mix of classic, international and arthouse films, has been stoking its passion for the silver screen’s golden era in a manner befitting the Digital Age: a twice-monthly (or so) podcast featuring a spec... Read More
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Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?

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Enlarge this image A worker tips a bucket of harvested Shiraz grapes into a collection tub at the Helen & Joey Estate vineyard in the Yarra Valley region of Greater Melbourne, Australia. China is now the biggest importer of Australian wine. Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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A Pioneer In ‘Flat-Fee Primary Care’ Had To Close Its Clinics. What Went Wrong?

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Enlarge this image In theory, the result should be better health for patients and lower health care costs overall. But some analysts say the "direct primary care" approach just encourages the worried well to get more care than they need. BraunS /Getty Images hide caption toggle... Read More
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Upworthy Was One Of The Hottest Sites Ever. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

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Enlarge this image Eli Pariser, CEO of Upworthy, speaks onstage at during the 2014 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. At its peak, the site, which is founded on a mission of promoting viral and uplifting content, was reaching close to 90 million people a month. Jon Shapley/Getty Images for... Read More
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College Point Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Killing Uber Driver in April 2016 Crash on LIE

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Bonifacio Enriquez was intoxicated when he hit and killed driver standing outside his vehicle  MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a College Point man pleaded guilty today for his role in an April 2016 fatal crash in which the defendant struck and killed an Uber driver who was stopped on the Long Island Expressway. Bonifacio Enriquez, 36, pleaded guilty before Acting Supreme Court Justice Terence Murphy to the top count charge of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree (a C felony) and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (an unclassified misdemeanor). The NCDA recommended a sentence of 3-9 years in consultation with the family of the v... Read More
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The Race to Solar-Power Africa

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The cacao-farming community of Daban, in Ghana, is seven degrees north of the equator, and it’s always hot. In May, I met with several elders there to talk about the electricity that had come to the town a few months earlier, when an American startup installed a solar microgrid nearby. Daban could now safely store the vaccine for yellow fever; residents could charge their cell phones at home rather than walking to a bigger town to do it. As we talked, one of the old men handed me a small plastic bag of water, the kind street venders sell across West Africa—you just bite off a corner and drink. The water was ice-cold and refreshing, but it took me an embarrassingly long moment to unders... Read More
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China’s Mistress-Dispellers

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Yu Ruojian was pleased to learn that his target ran a sex shop. Someone who worked in retail would be used to talking to strangers, and it would be easy, posing as a customer in such an intimate store, to bring the conversation around to personal matters. In March last year, he visited the store, in Wuxi, a city about seventy miles from Shanghai, where he lives. He told the proprietor, a gregarious woman in her forties whom I’ll call Wang, that he was looking for herbal remedies to help a friend whose marital relations were hampered by shyness. They chatted for half an hour before exchanging contact details. “I’ll be back to pester you soon enough,” Yu said as he left. “You’d b... Read More
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Trump Steaks, but for Hotels

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A couple of weeks ago, at Trump Tower, on the same spot where Donald Trump announced his Presidential bid, Eric Danziger, the C.E.O. of Trump Hotels, formally launched a new line of three-star hotels, called American Idea, which will cater to lower-income, rural areas of the country. It was the most blatant instance yet of the Trump family’s profiting from its political power—in this case, by shifting from its long-standing focus on luxury markets in order to make money from the very demographic that put Trump in the White House. Within the hotel industry, the event raised eyebrows for another reason: it was unbelievably haphazard. Danziger, though a veteran of the industry, had almost nothing to show his audience.... Read More
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A Falconer Enters the World of Video Games

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The story of how Nricco Iseppi, a master falconer, came to Riot Games has, among the company’s staff, acquired the malleability of myth. According to one scriptwriter, it began when Riot had an orange grove planted on its multimillion-dollar campus, in Los Angeles, a place already bristling with perks and mod cons: free canteens, a lecture hall, a loaded bar, an outdoor chess board replete with Oompa Loompa-size pieces. The grove attracted pigeons, which dropped guano willy-nilly, and so the company’s facilities manager sought the services of a bird of prey. Or maybe, another employee told me, Iseppi was brought on to ... Read More
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OnePlus 5 review—The best sub-$500 phone you can buy

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Governor Cuomo Directs Cyber Security Advisory Board To Review Voting Infrastructure Amidst Reports Of Foreign Interference In 2016 Election

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Governor Cuomo Directs State Cyber Security Advisory Board to Review Cyber Security Defenses in Conjunction with State and County Boards of Election. Albany, NY - June 20, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new actions to further protect the integrity of New York’s electoral process amidst reports of Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election. Governor Cuomo has directed the New York State Cyber Security Advisory Board to work with State agencies and the State and County Boards of Election to assess the threats to the cyber security of New York’s elections infrastructure, identify security priorities, and recommend an... Read More
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Video: Warmbier’s Last Moments Before Imprisoned

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A coroner's office in Ohio is investigating the death of 22-year-old college student Otto Warmbier who died less than a week after his return to the U.S. after nearly a year and a half in North Korean detention. (June 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from ever... Read More
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Palatial Islip Mansion With Stunning Views Asks $5.9M

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Sweeping views of the Great South Bay are unparalleled at this palatial post-modern waterfront mansion on the market at 162 West Bayberry Rd. in Islip in the tony neighborhood of Bayberry Point. Built about 20 years ago with nearly 11,000 square feet of living space, a classic design and fine European craftsmanship tailored for a lifestyle of casual elegance, this jewel of a home is truly one of a kind. Besides its stunning panoramic vistas, its great many amenities include an in-ground infinity pool, a hot tub, five fireplaces and 800-square-feet of water frontage. The majestic property—easily the most eye-catching house that Fire Island Ferries passengers glimpse when they cro... Read More
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With help, Adelphi researchers target common STD

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Two Adelphi University professors exploring a common sexually transmitted disease have earned a healthy federal grant. The National Institutes of Health has awarded associate professors Brian Stockman and Melissa VanAlstine-Parris, both PhDs and members of the university’s Chemistry Department, a $310,934 grant to further their research into trichomoniasis, the most prevalent non-viral STD. The grant is designed to involve undergraduate students in the professors’ cutting-edge research, including hands-on use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, medic... Read More
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Reality bites as tech giants bend the knee to their biggest customer: Donald Trump

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This was always going to happen, from the moment Donald Trump won his shocking victory last November. Even if leaders of U.S. tech giants generally believe that Trump is a loathsome individual who offends their professional and personal ethos on many levels, there is no getting around the fact that the U.S. federal government represents a giant piggy bank. And as the chiefs of publicly traded companies, they simply can not ignore the reality that modernizing federal systems would be a windfall. And so there they were yesterday, gathered around a table listening to Trump talk about how great he is and brag about all his accomplishments so early in his term. They did this knowing full well that if Apple, for example, built an... Read More