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Cabela’s Sale Sends Ripples of Anxiety Through Rural Nebraska Town

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Enlarge this image Sidney, Neb., has been home to Cabela's corporate headquarters since 1964, when Dick and Mary Cabela's catalog company outgrew its original offices in nearby Chappell. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption ... Read More
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Nadezhda Kutepova: Life in Russia’s secret nuclear city – Talk to Al Jazeera

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Human rights activist Nadezhda Kutepova first realised there was something different about the town where she lived when she was on a school trip outside of Ozersk. Her and the other children were prevented from telling people where they were from."I began to think that [there's] something special [about] our place, but I didn't know what exactly," she says. Codenamed 'City 40', Ozersk in Russia's southern Urals houses the Mayak plant, which is the birthplace of the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons programme.Ozersk was built in secrecy for Mayak's workers and scientists after the second world war. For decades, the city did not appear on maps and its inhabitants' identities were erased from... Read More
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Trump addresses FBI National Academy

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The US president has been critical of the FBI and the agency's role in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election.US President Donald Trump has given a speech at the FBI National Academy in Virginia.Earlier on Friday, the White House revealed what it described as "extreme bias" against Trump among the senior leadership of the FBI.Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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The Listening Post – Jerusalem: Media flashpoints and erased narratives

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On The Listening Post this week: The tropes, omissions and narrative flaws in the coverage of US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Also, why WhatsApp rumours can be fatal in India.Covering Trump's Jerusalem move When President Donald Trump announced last week that the US was recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the international media were quick to fall back on cliche narratives - focusing on the potential for violence while doing little to explain the root causes of Palestinians' anger."US media and international media in general has constantly and incessantly taken international voices over that of Palestinians. It strips agency of Palestinians and it helps ... Read More
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Health Scare Continues At NJ School

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Published on Dec 15, 2017An ongoing health scare at a Bergen County elementary school left kids home Friday for the second day this week. Students and staff became ill on two separate days. CBS2's Jessica Layton says some were confirmed to have carbon monoxide poisoning. Category License Standar... Read More
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News Wrap: Sessions defends FBI after Trump criticism

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In our news wrap Friday, President Trump launched fresh criticism at the FBI, saying, "we're going to rebuild" the agency, before speaking to its training academy graduates and striking a different tone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he didn’t hold the president’s view. Also, a federal judge will release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets conditions.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

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Then came 2017. The concerns over social-media-born misinformation and propaganda during last year’s presidential race were one flavor of this worry. Another is what Facebook might be doing to our psychology and social relationships — whether it has addicted us to “short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops” that “are destroying how society works,” to quote Chamath Palihapitiya, one of several former Facebook executives who have expressed some version of this concern over the last few months.Mr. Palihapitiya, who is now a venture c... Read More
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These Are The Early Signs That You’re Dating a Narcissist

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Dr. Craig Malkin, a clinical psychologist and the author of "Rethinking Narcissism" reveals the common traits of narcissists when dating. Following is a transcript of the video.Craig Malkin: Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Malkin. I'm a clinical psychologist, author, and lecturer for Harvard Medical School.Some early warning signs that you're with a narcissist when you're dating someone that you really want to pay attention to all come down to one thing: All narcissists hate depending on others in mutually caring and emotional ways.When they're feeling sad, scared, lonely — any of those vulnerable feelings, they go out of their way to avoid acknowledging it, recognizing it, being open about it. An... Read More
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Nutley Shoots Down School Spending Plan

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Published on Dec 15, 2017It looks like students in Nutley, New Jersey will have to keep attending classes in trailers now that residents voted against a school spending plan. CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports. Category License Standard YouTube License D... Read More
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In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

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Enlarge this image Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell starred in the 1940 farce His Girl Friday, where a newspaper editor tries to win back his ex-wife, an ace reporter. Columbia Picture/Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Riot takes its League of Legends knowledge to after-school coding program

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Riot Games is bringing its game design experience to something beyond its smash hit multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends. It has partnered with 9 Dots, an organization that focuses on getting kids in Los Angeles interested in computer science. In addition to after-school sessions, 9 Dots also runs summer programs and hosts showcases. Its curriculum loops in activities like robotics, creating stop-animation films, and coding. It’s not only trying to get students excited about programming, but also ... Read More
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Stephan Haggard on tensions with DPRK

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The UN Security Council has held a rare meeting over rising tensions - and deepening security risks - with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. For more on the significance of the meeting and what, if any, progress has been made, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with Stephan Haggard, a professor of Korea-Pacific Studies and Director of the Korea Pacific Program at the University of California San Diego.Detected Closed Captioning: stephane Hager Joins Us On Skype From La Jolla California He's A Professor Of Korea Pacific Studies And Director Of the Korea Pacific Program At The University Of California San Diego Welcome Back To The Show So Stephanie I Want To Get Your Reaction To What Rex Ti... Read More
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Bullied boy thanks the people who lifted him up

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Elliot has been having a tough time at school for being bullied for his style. Listen to him thank his new friends who lifted him up with a pair of very special earrings.Check out more Humankind stories:Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUNLike us on Facebook: ... Read More
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CFB Director Elected Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

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Back to News & EventsDecember 15, 2017 Clinton Rubin, PhD, Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). According to the NAI, election as an NAI Fellow is a high honor bestowed upon academic innovators and inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions and innovations that have made a t... Read More
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New Drug Could Slow Progress of Huntington’s Disease

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On Dec. 11, scientists at University College London announced the promising results of the first human trial of a drug designed to treat Huntington's disease; they say the drug was not only well-tolerated, but it successfully reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes HD.Detected Closed Captioning: Milestone. Ground-breaking. Historic Moment. These Are Just A Few Of The Words Being Used To Describe The Promising Results Of The First Human Trial Of A New Drug Designed To Treat Huntington's Disease. The Trial Involved 46 Patients In The United Kingdom, Germany And Canada. And On Dec. 11, Scientists At University College London Announced The Drug Was Not Only Well-tolerated, But It Succ... Read More
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Phil Fish made a ‘pretty f***ing cool’ interface for Analogue’s Super Nintendo hardware

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Fez and Super Hypercube designer Phil Fish specializes in a retro-futuristic visual design that is apparent in his interfaces, but now Fish has taken that a step further by working with classic-gaming-hardware company Analogue on its upcoming Super Nt revision of the Super Nintendo. F... Read More
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How CA Technologies is brewing startups within a big enterprise

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I first met Otto Berkes when he was one of the founders of Microsoft’s Xbox team, alongside three other crazy Microsoft colleagues. They hatched a crazy scheme to get Microsoft in the console business, and now it’s a multibillion-dollar enterprise. I wrote a book about them and the work they did as intrapreneurs, or a team creating a startup within a big company. And many years later, Berkes is still focused on innovation and intrapreneurship. Berkes left Microsoft in 2011. The... Read More
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Trump Talks Immigration, Possible Pardon For Flynn

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Published on Dec 15, 2017President Donald Trump called for Congress to tighten immigration policy while speaking to FBI academy graduates. He also said it was too soon to discuss a possible pardon for Michael Flynn. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Elmwood Park School Closed

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Published on Dec 15, 2017A school in Bergen County closed for the second time after a health scare. Students and staff both got sick after smelling a strange odor. Lisa Rozner reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed C... Read More
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Facebook says “passively consuming” the News Feed will make you feel worse about yourself

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Using Facebook without contributing, in the form of messages and comments on your friends’ posts, makes you feel bad, the company said today. In a remarkable blog post, citing both internal and academic research, the company said “in general, when people spend a lot of timepassively consuming information — reading but not interacting with people — they report feeling worse afterward.” At the same time, actively communicating with friends “is linked to improvements in well-being,” the company said. The post was authored by the Facebook’s director of research, David Gin... Read More
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Trump tells FBI grads he has their back “100 percent”

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President Trump delivered a speech at the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony, and told law enforcement officers he has their back "100 pecent." He also said criminals who kill police should receive the death penalty. Watch his remarks.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Workplace romance under spotlight after sex scandals

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The minefield that co-workers and companies navigate when it comes to love at work has gotten even more complex following the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, politics and the media. Office relationships that might have flown under the radar — particularly those between boss and subordinate — are getting a new look. And even those who might be looking to ask a co-worker on a date are thinking twice. “People need to think hard before they enter into a workplace romance,” said Pennell Locey, a human resources expert at consulting firm Keystone Associates, who knows how complicated love can get in the workplace: She married a co-worker. “One positive thing coming out of this is ... Read More
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Inside Story – Does the US have a ‘smoking gun’ on Iran?

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The US Ambassador to the UN displays 'undeniable' evidence of an Iranian missile fired at Saudi Arabia by fighters in Yemen.Nikki Haley says the missile parts point to Iran's violation of an international arms agreement.Iran says the allegations are 'unfounded, irresponsible and provocative'.Iran's foreign minister has compared Haley's presentation with another by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell.His infamous speech at the UN Security Council in 2003 about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction turned out to be false.Haley says the White House plans to rally international support to crack down on Iran.So who’s right?Presenter: Laura KyleGuests: ... Read More
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Trump calls for death penalty in cases of attacks on law enforcement

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Published on Dec 15, 2017In a speech to FBI Academy graduates, President Trump calls for the death penalty in cases where law enforcement officials are harmed. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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These eel-like creatures use their flaccid, squishy skin to survive shark attacks

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Hagfish are jawless, eel-like creatures that are known to spray huge quantities of goo when attacked. Now, scientists have found another defense mechanism that protects these slimy monsters: their flaccid, squishy skin. Researchers attached mako shark teeth to a guillotine to replicate how a real shark would bite down on a hagfish. The hagfish’s loose skin allowed the shark tooth to cut through skin but never through the underlying muscle. That allows hagfish to squish away, escaping shark attacks relatively unharmed, according to a study published ... Read More
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Australian engineers design silicon-based quantum chip

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Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have unveiled a new design for a silicon-based quantum computer processor. The design is built on existing semiconductor technology, with innovative architecture that allows for quantum calculations. The new chip design could represent a giant step forward in the quantum computing arena; not in the least because it can be manufactured in an existing semiconductor facility, as the design is based on complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology – the basis for all modern semiconductor chips. The silicon-based quantum chip incorporates a transistor-based control ... Read More
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The DeanBeat: How Canada’s game industry is thriving, one Cuphead at a time

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I spent a few days at the Montreal International Game Summit this week, where 2,600 game developers gathered to talk shop. It was, once again, a good place to visit to hear about what is going right with gaming. It was a change of pace to hear about how valuable gaming has become to a nation’s economy, and how it is also good, as one game developer put it, to be a “disciplined warrior of light and courage.” Amid a ten-degree Farenheit snowstorm and a lot of chatter about Donald Trump, the show went on. It opened with a ... Read More
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Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

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Enlarge this image Bronwen (left) and Francis Percival in the pasture with cows. Their new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals. They also look at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy. Jon Wyand... Read More
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Silicon Valley’s Immortalists Will Help Us All Stay Healthy

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In early 1954, Pope Pius XII summoned a venerable Swiss quack named Paul Niehans to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo. The pontiff was nauseated with gastritis, fatigued by his 77 years, and loath to meet his maker. So he had Niehans administer an anti­aging treatment called cell therapy, which would become sought after by midcentury celebrities, artists, and politicians. Fetal cells were taken from a pregnant sheep and injected into the scrawny pope. Over time, Pius received a series of shots. The Holy Patient felt rejuvenated; Niehans was appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in thanks. But if the treatments worked at all, it wasn’t for long... Read More
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Fraternity faces criminal indictment after alleged hazing

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Published on Dec 15, 2017The University of Houston's Pi Kappa Alpha chapter is accused of forcing a freshman pledge to go without food, drink and sleep during a three-day ritual in 2016 Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Dete... Read More
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Trump pushes to finish tax reform before Christmas

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Published on Dec 15, 2017ABC News' Matthew Dowd and Jon Karl analyze the political implications of the GOP's push for tax reform and the details of President Trump's planned visit to the FBI National Academy. Category License Standard YouTube License No... Read More
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White House: FBI records show ‘extreme bias’ against Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI. The accusation came hours before Trump was scheduled to speak at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia. Trump, who has described the agency as “in tatters,” is to speak at a ceremony at the FBI campus for law enforcement leaders graduating from a program aimed at raising law enforcement standards. ... Read More
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White House: FBI records show ‘extreme bias’ against Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI. The accusation came hours before Trump was scheduled to speak at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia. Trump, who has described the agency as “in tatters,” is to speak at a ceremony at the FBI campus for law enforcement leaders graduating from a program aimed at raising law enforcement standards. ... Read More
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Italian pilot school achievements may benefit American T-X trainer program

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ROME — A pilot school in Italy built around the M-346 jet trainer and advanced simulators — both on the ground and in the aircraft — will reach its full potential early next year, according to officials, who hope the achievement will boost the M-346’s chances in the U.S. T-X trainer contest. With three more aircraft arriving in January, the Italian Air Force base at Lecce, southern Italy, will reach its full complement of 18 M-346s, allowing about 40 students to graduate annually from Phase IV courses before they shift to ... Read More
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The Whirl Is Not Enough: Hundred-Dollar Fidget Spinners

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By the time Trevor Hirschi decided to make a fidget spinner, the market was already saturated with $2 plastic devices that covered the shelves of toy stores and bodegas. So Hirschi, a machine tool technology instructor at Bridgerland Technical College and men's jewelry designer, got to work on something a little more exciting. After shuffling through a couple different concepts, he settled on an airplane propellor. He'd kept a World War II airplane model in his room as a child that would later inspire his first fidget spinner, the TiSpin Prop. To make it, he assembled a 3-D model and used a computer numeric control machine to carve grade 5 titanium into the shape of a propellor. That machine runs at up t... Read More
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So long, AIM, we’ll miss you

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AOL shut down AOL Instant Messenger, aka AIM, today after 20 years of existence. AOL announced the news in October, saying the service was no longer needed because people have new ways to communicate, and AIM isn't part of our messaging diet. “AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed,” wrote Michael Albers, communications products VP at Oath (the Verizon behemoth that consumed AOL). The shutdown was coming for awhile, especially after ... Read More
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Computer Scientist and Biomedical Engineer Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

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Computer Scientist and Biomedical Engineer Named Fellows of the National Academy of InventorsStony Brook, NY, December 15, 2017 --  Arie Kaufman, PhD,  Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, and ... Read More
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Long Island Concerts & Events December 15-17

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Suzanne Vega The MovielifeThe hometown punk/emo heroes who formed 20 years ago and broke up for a decade have been going strong since reuniting three years ago, issuing their first album, Cities in Search of a Heart, since 2003. Opening the show is The Backup Plan and Koji. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $24. 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Suzanne VegaThis eclectic folk goddess unleashes her ’90s storytelling bombshells “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner” with her captivating delivery transposed atop mesmerizing guitar strumming that is enough ... Read More
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Concerns over net neutrality repeal overblown?

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Published on Dec 15, 2017Scalia Law School Senior Research Fellow Gerard Stegmaier discusses the fallout over the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: WE ARE GOING DIVE DEEPER A... Read More
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Arrow Electronics Names Steven H. Gunby as a New Director to Its Board

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-- John N. Hanson Retires from the Board -- CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2017-- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that Steven H. Gunby, president and CEO of FTI Consulting, Inc., has been appointed to the company's board of directors. Separately, after 20 years of service, John N. Hanson has retired from the board of directors. The addition of Mr. Gunby and departure of Mr. Hanson will leave the total number of directors on the board at nine. “I am delighted to have Steven join our board. He brings a tremendous knowledge of global business models and has a proven ability to guide innovation and grow... Read More
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The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem

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Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $16,000. But to get one, you either have to buy them from online exchanges or use specialized computing hardware to “mine” it. That last bit is where the freak-out comes in. In a report last week, the cryptocurrency website Digiconomics ... Read More
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Odor Forces NJ School To Close

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Published on Dec 15, 2017A New Jersey elementary school is forced to shut down for a second time this week after an odor makes students and staff sick. CBS2's Janelle Burrell reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Ca... Read More
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Riding a Time Capsule to Apartment 8G

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Below the indicator box, where a modern elevator just has blank space, is the black-handled mechanism that drives the elevator. It’s called a control switch. In Mr. Rivera’s elevator, the switchworks are hidden within a weathered-bronze Frisbee-shaped cover bearing the logo of Haughton Elevators. (Haughton’s competitors included Gurney, Watson, Otis and A.B. See. Only Otis still exists.)As Mr. Rivera throws the handle to the left, a swiveling contact bar inside the cover opens one circuit and closes another. This sends two electrical messages to a control panel in the basement: to power up the motor, and make it spin forward. T... Read More
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No. 266: Luminati back at the dance, LIREDC on top and the LIRR on track three

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Glad tidings: Happy Friday, readers old and new, and a special hello to Innovate Long Island’s newest sponsor, Uniondale law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek. Welcome to the show! Yellow peg: One of the great board games in history was “first conceived” on this date, according to ThoughtCo.’s unofficial History of Trivial Pursuit, which pegs Dec. 15 as the day Canadian newspapermen Chris Haney and Scott Abbott – over a game of Scrabble, natch – invented the future cultural phenomenon. (See what we did there, with the yellow peg?) We love a good trivia challenge, along with story tips, calendar... Read More
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How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

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Enlarge this image President Trump speaks about tax overhaul in the Grand Foyer of the White House on Wednesday. Republican lawmakers say they've reached a deal on their tax bill, but they haven't released details yet. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption... Read More
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Newtown works to educate public, change gun policy

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Five years after 20 schoolchildren were gunned down in their classroom, very little has changed about the policies and culture surrounding guns. The town of Newtown, which has endured that grief in the time since, has been working to make those changes. Lois Beckett, senior reporter for the Guardian, who has been covering this issue extnesively, joins CBSN.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Sandy Hook Families Look Forward

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It was five years ago today that 26 innocent lives were taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty of the victims were children. Since then, the victims' families and first responders have been dealing with the pain by making it their mission to help save lives across the country. Erin Logan reports.Detected Closed Captioning: In December 2012 Six-year-old Daniel Barden Had One Request From Santa To Meet Him His Mother And Father Never Got To Answer This Letter There Are Many Times When I'm Still Jackie And I Are Both Still Trying To Figure Out Is What Happened To Our Little Daniel The Horror of This Scene Around Sandy Hook Elementary School Still Fresh In Their Minds 20 Year-old Adam ... Read More
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AI Weekly: Inaugural AI Index report tracks industry progress and shortcomings

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One of my favorite sayings in the tech/business/startup world is “Innovation happens at the edges.” In AI, on one end of the spectrum, billions in investments and acquisitions are pouring in from  giants like Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft. On the other side, small, imaginative teams are trekking out to new frontiers untouched by AI. A great look at the performance of companies big and small is the inaugural AI Index 2017 report, which came out a few weeks ago. If you haven’t gotten to it yet, I suggest you check it out. It’s put together by some of the best known and most reputable people in AI, like Jack Clark at OpenAI and Yoav Shoham, an AI professor at Stan... Read More
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Ireland adds Chinese language to school curriculum

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The Republic of Ireland is widening its economic outlook. One way of achieving this is to add Chinese to the school curriculum and college entrance exams. As CGTN's Richard Bestic reports, the Irish see this as a window of opportunity for more trade with China.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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5 years after Sandy Hook shooting, police still haven’t released after-action report

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In the five years since 20 students and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Connecticut State Police have been unable to complete a report that law enforcement across the country can look for when preparing for future incidents of extreme violence.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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To this Sandy Hook mom, ‘every day we waste, more people are dying’

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For many parents of children at Sandy Hook Elementary, gun violence and how to prevent it was barely on their radar. Now, five years after 20 children lost their lives, parents are finding ways to cope through education. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week sits down with Nicole Hockley, who founded Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit that combats gun violence in schools.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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AI might just live up to all the hype one day

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If AI isn’t the most hyped technology of the 21st century, it’s certainly right up there with earlier manias for mobile, virtual reality, the internet of things, and big data. Companies large and small feel pressure to claim they use AI in some key way to drive their business. But does AI deserve this level of hype? On one end of the spectrum are the doomsayers (including heavyweights like Stephen Hawking and ... Read More
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Schools warned over hackable heating systems

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Dozens of British schools' heating systems have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, according to a probe by a security research firm.Pen Test Partners says the problem was caused by the equipment's controllers being connected to the wider internet, against the manufacturer's guidelines.It says it would be relatively easy for mischief-makers to switch off the heaters from afar.But an easy fix, pulling out the network cables, can address the threat.Even so, the company suggests the discovery highlights that building management systems are often installed by electricians and engineer... Read More
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The Heat: China – Republic of Korea Relations Pt 3

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As China and the Republic of Korea mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the president of the ROK is visiting China. On Thursday, President Moon Jae-in met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Both leaders agreed to work on improving relations between their two countries. And with on-going nuclear concerns on the Korean Peninsula as well as important issues like trade, there was much to discuss, Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies. Sun Yun, Senior Associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Myung-Koo Kang, Professor of Political Science, Baruch College. Song Zhang, Chief correspondent, Washin... Read More
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This Japanese dad totally owned his daughter’s boyfriend at video games

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It’s a typical moment from a cartoon or sitcom — the dad meets his daughter’s boyfriend for the first time and promptly threatens bodily harm if his little princess isn’t taken care of. In this Japanese tweetstorm though, things take an unexpected and hilarious turn. Twitter user @buppa_stone live tweeted meeting his daughter’s boyfriend in tweets that were then translated by SoraNews24 into English. The first tweet reads: “My daughter just introduce... Read More
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Professor Anton Fedyashin reacts to Putin’s annual address

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CGTN's Sean Callebs speaks with Professor Anton Fedyashin from American University about Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual address. Among the topics Putin spoke about were U.S. President Trump's first year in office and the need for cooperation in dealing with the DPRK.Detected Closed Captioning: Joining Us Moscow Now On Set With This Anton That Yasha He Is A Professor Of Russian History At American University Right Here In Washington DC Anton Thanks For Joining Us A Lot To Talk About Today First Let's Talk About The Fact That He Did Talk About The Ongoing Investigation Here In The United States And The Fact That He Said That There's basically Hysteria Going Up Over The US Allegat... Read More
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Army dad surprises son at school ahead of Christmas

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Master Sgt. Thomas Pardue has been serving overseas in South Korea for the past year. He surprised his son, Eben, at school on Wednesday. CBS Baltimore's Jessica Kartalija reports.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Remembering Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

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It was five years ago today that 26 innocent lives were taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty of the victims were children. Since then, the victims' families and first responders have been dealing with the pain by making it their mission to help save lives across the country. CBS2's Erin Logan reports.Detected Closed Captioning: December 2012 Six-year-old Daniel Barden Had One Request From Santa To Meet Him his Mother And Father Never Got To answer This Letter There Are Many Times when I'm Still Jackie And I Are Both Still Trying To Figure Out Is What Happened To Our Little Daniel The Horror of This Scene Around Sandy Hook Elementary School Still Fresh In Their Minds Twenty-year-o... Read More
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What Hanson Is Up To Today

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Isaac, Taylor and Zac first started performing together as a band back in 1992. Five years later they were household names with their hit single "MMMBop." The three brothers have been recording songs and touring the world ever since, and they've also started their own record label and beer company. We chatted with Hanson about their current tour, how they got into the beer business, and what's next for the trio. Following is a transcript of the video.Zac: Hi. I'm Zac. That's Taylor. This is Isaac. We all have the same last name. It's Hanson.We are a band called Hanson.Taylor: We've been playing music for 25 years, and somehow we have not killed each other yet.Zac: Yes.Which is re... Read More
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NASA’s Latest Kepler Exoplanet Discovery Fueled by AI

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Saturn's rings sure are pretty, and Matt Damon’s been to Mars, but our eight-planet solar system may not be that special after all. Today, scientists using data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft announced they’d discovered an eighth planet orbiting a star 2,500 light years away. They’ve named the planet Kepler-90i after the star it orbits, Kepler-90, which is slightly hotter and more massive than our sun. “This discovery of an eighth planet ties Kepler-90 with our own solar system for having the most known planets,” said NASA astrophysicist Paul Hertz during a press conference about the... Read More
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Y Combinator announces growth program for later stage startups

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Silicon Valley-based accelerator Y Combinator (YC) announced today that it is launching a growth program for later stage startups. The program, which will be a 10-week dinner series, is designed for founders of post-Series A startups who have between 50 and 100 employees. Over the past decade, YC has become a pivotal player in the startup scene, funding seed-stage startups through its biannual batch program, which offers founders three months of mentoring, as well as $120,000 for a seven percent equity stake. Notable graduates include Airbnb, Dropbox, Instacart, Reddit, and Stripe. A little over two years ago, the accelerator launched the ... Read More
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Intellect vs. intelligence: The difference matters in AI

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Intellect is the faculty of reasoning and objective understanding. Intelligence is the ability to acquire knowledge and skills. Both of these definitions were yielded to me by my laptop, a general purpose machine, which is itself an ancestor of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). The ENIAC was the first programmable machine, built at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. Up to that point, all tools were single-purpose — that is, designed to do one thing. Hammers, c... Read More
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Window Falls From US Marines Helicopter Onto School Grounds in Okinawa, Injuring Boy

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Published on Dec 14, 2017Japanese officials said a boy was injured in Okinawa when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter onto the grounds of an elementary school. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Cap... Read More
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The 15 best movies of 2017

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The year-end list-making urge is powerful. It’s like a nesting instinct — a drive to put things in order, to organize the world into something comfortable and manageable and orderly by assembling the best of everything in one place. For critics, it’s also a rare chance to remind themselves and their readers why they most likely got into this industry — to see amazing movies, to think about them in depth, and to try to call more attention to the industry’s most exceptional, affecting, and sometimes overlooked work. Every year-end best-of list is subjective, and this one is too. Personally, I’m a big fan of ambition, innovation, daring, and beauty in movies, and a film that tries something radical and mostly succeed... Read More
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Newly Built North Merrick Dutch Colonial Asks $1.2M

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This newly built Hamptons Dutch Gambrel style Colonial looks dazzling on the outside, is energy efficient on the inside and is listed for sale at 26 Alice Ave. in North Merrick. Built this year, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom, three-story home has 3,800-square-feet of living space with gorgeous details and an impressive open floor plan all built on an over-sized 8,000-square-foot lot. It features an eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, including an Energy Star stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. It also has a formal dining room, great room, office, gas-fueled fireplace and central air conditioning. Outside it has an attached garage, front porch and room for a pool in ... Read More
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The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What?

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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle its net neutrality regulations. But that won’t end the fight over rules that prohibit internet service providers from creating fast lanes for some content, while blocking or throttling others. Most immediately, the activity will move to the courts, where the advocacy group Free Press, and probably others, will challenge the FCC’s decision. The most likely argument: that the commission’s decision violates federal laws barring agencies from crafting “arbitrary and capricious” regulations. After all, the FCC’s net neutrality rules were just passed in 2015.... Read More
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Patients Want Poop Transplants. Here’s How to Make Them Safe

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Neill Stollman has been called the Tupac of poop transplants. The Oakland-based, board-certified gastroenterologist didn’t invent the treatment. But he did bring it to the west coast. His first patient was a woman in her 80s with a horrible case of Clostridium difficile, a gut infection that can strike patients after a course of antibiotics clears out their existing bacterial community. It’s also one of the deadliest antibiotic-resistant threats in the US, costing the healthcare system an estimated $5 billion each year. Drugs had stopped working for the woman, and without some kind of treatment, she was going to die. ... Read More
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Seoul and Beijing: Repairing relations or widening gulf?

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President Moon Jae-In was welcomed in the Great Hall of the People by leader Xi Jinping. Moons says he wishes to strengthen ties - and is calling for a 'new era' in the relationship based on trust and friendship.It is their first meeting since the US Secretary of State opened the door to unconditional talks with North Korea. It was also a chance to defuse Chinese tension surrounding the deployment of a US missile defence system in the south.Warmer relations between the neighbours could play a crucial role in organising talks with the north. Can South Korea and China help bring Pyongyang to the negotiating table?Presenter: Laura Kyle. Guests: Victor Gao - Ch... Read More
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What’s changed 5 years after Sandy Hook?

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Schools themselves might have taken a more active role than Congress in preventing future massacres.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74413/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Gun control debate: Why it’s so difficult to find common ground

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On the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joins CBSN to discuss the need for nationwide gun reform and why it's so difficult to bridge the divide on this issue.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Student Taken Into Custody At School In Coney Island

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Published on Dec 14, 2017A school in Brooklyn was briefly in lockdown as police investigated a report of a student with a firearm which appears to have been a BB gun. CBS2's Jim Smith reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected ... Read More
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American exodus? 17,000 US defense suppliers may have left the defense sector

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WASHINGTON — A large number of American companies supplying the U.S. military may have left the defense market, according to a study announced Thursday, raising alarm over the health and future of the defense industrial base. The Center for Strategic and International Studies study said the number of first-tier prime vendors declined by roughly 17,000 companies, or roughly 20 percent, between 2011 and 2015. The full study, due to b... Read More
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Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years

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They are business survivors — owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money. Ten years after the official start of the downturn, some entrepreneurs profiled by The Associated Press as the recession began say now that they are grateful but not gleeful; they have many painful memories and lessons learned. “I have to say I’m ultraconservative now,” says Jen Miller, who told the AP in early 2008 she was feeling the... Read More
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With ‘Fellows’ effort, SBU podcasts a wider net

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s a big week for podcast innovations on Long Island. Just days after the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell launched a serialized podcast following the real-life adventures of first-year medical students, Stony Brook Southampton – in partnership with Connecticut-based WSHU Public Radio – has announced a first-of-its-kind Audio Podcast Fell... Read More
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The IndieBeat: TSA Frisky comes out of a student incubator and into our VR headsets

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Air travel can be particularly nightmarish during the holidays. But indie studio Out There Entertainment has found humor in one of the many indignities you’ve been forced to endure: Going through airport security. In its debut virtual reality game TSA Frisky, you play as a frantic Transport Security Administration employee, tasked with scanning harried passengers and their luggage as quickly as possible. A demo should hit the HTC Vive headset in January, with a port to the Oculus Rift to come in the future. Founders Remy Bustani, Preston O’Bryan, and Christian Willet met while they were students at the ... Read More
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Trilobites: How Layers in a Latte Form

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Photo A layered latte made at home by Bob Fankauser, a retired engineer in Oregon, who wanted to know how espresso poured into heated milk created those layers. Credit Bob Fankhauser Any good barista will tell you that if you want to make a nice latte you pour milk into the espresso — not the other way ... Read More
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Trump’s E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws

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AdvertisementPresident Trump’s nominee to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety division on Wednesday withdrew his name from consideration for the post in the face of mounting opposition.The nominee, Michael L. Dours... Read More
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The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

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Gargantuan Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn employs more than 1 million people and tens of thousands of robots making iPhones and other electronics. It has a reputation for cost cutting, including at the expense of its workers. Now, it’s teaming up with an artificial-intelligence researcher who helped trigger Google’s reorientation around machine learning in order to make its own factories more efficient. Andrew Ng was a Stanford professor when he joined Google in 2011 to work on a project that created ... Read More
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Bay Labs Completes $5.5 Million Series A Financing

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AI-Driven Cardiac Ultrasound Company to Accelerate Clinical Validation, Technological Development and U.S. Market Commercialization SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 14, 2017– Bay Labs, a medical technology company at the forefront of applying artificial intelligence (AI) to cardiovascular imaging, today announced it completed $5.5 million in financing. The Series A round was led by existing investor ... Read More
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Port Jefferson: From Shipbuilding Hub to Tourist Haven

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Dickensian characters such as Father Christmas roam the streets of Port Jefferson during the village’s annual Charles Dickens Festival. (Photo by Ron Ondrovic) The Port Jefferson we know today is a thriving hub for tourism on Long Island’s North Shore, drawing countless ferry-goers, shoppers, diners and bar patrons to the village’s brimming enclave. For many Long Islanders it is the go-to spot for a romantic date, and few simple pleasures can match spending a sunny day enjoying an ice cream cone and a walk down its colorful streets. Port Jefferson has changed dramatically over the last two centuries, transforming from a rural community in the 1700s to a vibrant ship... Read More
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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

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Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. The deal gives Disney film businesses including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool. On the television side, Disney will get Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, with shows including “The Simpsons” and “Modern Family.” 21st Century Fox shareholders will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each share they own. The transaction ... Read More
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Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord

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Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have billed the package as a huge benefit for the middle class. The agreement reached Wednesday by House and Senate GOP leaders also calls for scrapping a major tax requirement of the “Obamacare” health law, a step toward the ultimate GOP goal of unraveling the law. The agreement combines key elements of separate tax bills recently passed by the House and Senate, striking compromises on some of them. The Republicans are pushing... Read More
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Why Net Neutrality Is Important?

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Thursday, the FCC will vote on the fate of net neutrality. If successful in rolling back the 2015 rules that banned internet service providers from prioritizing certain internet traffic over others, it will be the difference between a free and open online experience, and one where corporations dictate what you can see, and how fast you can see it. To understand the importance of net neutrality—and the public fight to preserve it—we’re gathering here a collection that illustrates what it is, why it matters, and how lost the internet would be without it. ... Read More
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Alibaba Cloud may open second Dubai data centre

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Alibaba Cloud has announced that a second Dubai data centre is under consideration, to be built in 2018. At a press event today for the celebration of the one-year anniversary of its first data centre in Dubai, Simon Hu, SVP of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud, said that digital transformation in the region is growing enormously, and that additional capacity will be required to meet those needs. “We see great potential here, and hope we can continue to bring our successful experiences that we have learnt in China to the UAE to make it a benchmark for digital transformation in the future... Read More
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Wealth Inequality Increased in Ancient Times with Animal Domestication

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Wealth Inequality Increased in Ancient Times with Animal Domestication Elizabeth Stone at an archeological site. STONY BROOK, NY, December 14, 2017 – An analysis of 63 archeological sites across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa by a team of international scientists, including ... Read More
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What public libraries will lose without net neutrality

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The FCC will vote on a measure today that would repeal net neutrality and pave the way for the end of the free, open internet as we’ve always known it. Librarians aren't happy about it. Yesterday, The Verge published an op-ed written by the heads of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Library, and the Queens Library systems, which called the measure “appalling,” and argued that the end of an open internet would contribute to inequality of educa... Read More
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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Was 5 Years Ago Today

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Published on Dec 14, 2017Observances will be held today to mark five years since 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed in a mass shooting. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captio... Read More
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The Alabama Senate Election Was Decided 100 Million Years Ago

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They say victory has a hundred fathers, and Doug Jones' upset win in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night is no exception. Maybe it was the mounting accusations of child molestation facing Republican opponent Roy Moore that sealed Jones' victory. Maybe this was just the latest swell in the blue wave that washed over Virginia last month. Maybe it was the work of a small, but mighty, group of Jones volunteers who ran an expansive ground game. Or maybe, it wa... Read More
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US gun debate five years after Sandy Hook massacre

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It has been five years since 26 people, including 20 school children, were massacred in the US state of Connecticut.Since that attack at Sandy Hook elementary school, several mass shootings have taken place in the US.But despite these incidents, there has been no congressional action on restricting guns. Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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New York Today: New York Today: The Plan for the L Train Shutdown

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Photo Enjoy it while it lasts. Credit Nicole Craine for The New York Times Good morning on this snowy Thursday.Well, Brooklyn, we have a plan.... Read More
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After FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Fight Moves to Courts, Congress

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The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a plan to dismantle its net neutrality regulations. But that won’t end the fight over rules that prohibit internet service providers from creating fast lanes for some content, while blocking or throttling others. Most immediately, the activity will move to the courts, where the advocacy group Free Press, and probably others, will challenge the FCC’s decision. The most likely argument: that the commission’s decision violates federal laws barring agencies from crafting “arbitrary and capricious” regulations. After all, the FCC’s net neutrality rules were just passed in 2015. But as capricious as the current FCC's about-face... Read More
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In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society

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In 2015, when Lazarus Liu moved home to China after studying logistics in the United Kingdom for three years, he quickly noticed that something had changed: Everyone paid for everything with their phones. At McDonald’s, the convenience store, even at mom-and-pop restaurants, his friends in Shanghai used mobile payments. Cash, Liu could see, had been largely replaced by two smartphone apps: Alipay and WeChat Pay. One day, at a vegetable market, he watched a woman his mother’s age pull out her phone to pay for her groceries. He decided to sign up. To get an Alipay ID, Liu had to enter his cell phone number and scan his national ID card. He did so reflexivel... Read More
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Bitcoin fever exposes cryptocurrency market weaknesses

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(Reuters) — As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10 million customers unable to access their funds. At the same time, Bitfinex, the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange by trading volume, said it was under a heavy denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, meaning its servers had been intentionally flooded with junk online requests, taking down its website and crippling its services. The latest outages show how the market infrastructure for an immature and volatile instrument that millions of investors have piled into may be ill-equipped to cope with sudden shifts in demand, ... Read More
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After Police Raid Kills Man, 69, Family Asks Why Trigger Was Pulled

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Stephen P. Davis, the Police Department’s chief spokesman, said that because the incident remained under investigation he could not provide additional details. Continue reading the main story Mr. Sanabria grew up in Honduras, the son of a nurse and an author who was also a captain in the army. Like his father, Mr. Sanabria went into the military aft... Read More
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Steve Jobs Never Let His Kids Use An iPad

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New York University professor Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," explains why Steve Jobs never let his kids use an iPad. Following is a transcript of the video. Steve Jobs in 2010 was on the stage at the Apple event releasing the iPad and he described it as a wonderful device that brought you educational tools. It allowed you to surf the web, it allowed you to watch videos, it allowed you to interact with other people. And he basically said it’s the best way to do all those things.Two years later when he was asked “Your kids must love the iPad?” He said “Actually we don’t allow the iPad in the home. We think ... Read More
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Unpopular grad tax might be cut from GOP tax plan

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The GOP’s tax bill may not end up raising taxes for graduate students as much as they had feared, Bloomberg reports. The final version of the tax plan that blends individual bills from the House and Senate won’t tax the thousands of dollars many graduate students receive in tuition reductions as income, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told Bloomberg. At least, that’s what Daines and an unidentified source told... Read More
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Mother claims child has nightmares of school’s “relaxation room”

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School officials in Lawrence, Massachusetts, are looking into parents' complaints about so-called "relaxation rooms." It all began when Ashley Martinez took a picture of one of the rooms and posted it to social media, saying her 7-year-old daughter has nightmares about it. CBS Boston's Lisa Gresci reports.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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In Ed Lee’s San Francisco, Utopia and Dystopia Are Neighbors

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From the tall windows of WIRED’s offices in San Francisco’s South-of-Market neighborhood I’ve watched almost a decade of radical change made physical in concrete and glass. The city’s forest of new skyscrapers is at least in part the legacy of Mayor Ed Lee, who died early Tuesday morning after almost seven years in office. San Francisco is rolling into the second quarter of the 21st century with the purposeful but cautious stutter-step speed of a first-generation self-driving car—the wealthiest, youngest, smartest people on earth live alongside some of the poorest; utopia and dystopia are barely a few blocks apart. That’s the city Ed Lee built. It’s a cliché to say upon a politician... Read More