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In 1952 London, 12,000 people died from smog — here’s why that matters now

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In February 2015, journalist Kate Dawson was browsing the Getty Images website when she stumbled upon an enigmatic black and white photo of a woman with four strings of pearls around her neck and a chiffon scarf around her nose and mouth. The woman was surrounded by an ominous gray haze. “I was just struck by the photo,” Dawson tells The Verge. That image was taken in December 1952, when London was trapped in a deadly cloud of fog and pollution for five days. At the time, the city ran on cheap coal for everything from generating power to... Read More
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Vision for the blind: Disabled life enhancements – TechKnow

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US paralympic athletic champion Lex Gillette holds the long jump world record. But while his athletic abilities put him at the top of his sport, he often struggles with common tasks most people take for granted.Gillette has been blind since age 8, and navigating a grocery store would be "one of those things where a lot of times the stores will have a customer service area, so I would go to that desk that would require me to have a specific list of items," he says."There are those times when you want to learn more about the product, learn what kinds of ingredients are in them and maybe want to make a better selection. I'm an athlete so a lot of times I am very particular what goes into my body."... Read More
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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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Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband

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The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers.They claim that competition will protect consumers, that the commission shouldn't interfere in the "dynamic internet ecosystem," and that they are "protecting internet freedom." Now that the vote is done, the agency has little to do but mess around with spectrum allocations. The mega-utility of the 21st century officially has no regulator. In the meantime, fed up with federal apathy and sick of being held back by lousy internet access cont... Read More
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Keiser Report: American Empire Entering Decline (E1163)

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Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the proposal to send Erik Prince’s private army to secure the trillions of dollars worth of national resources of ... Afghanistan. And while the elite like Prince rig the system at the top to dole out free money for oligarchs, so too must the bottom 99% game the complex Obamacare system in order to get free healthcare. In the second hal... Read More
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DISTURBING: Wheelchair-bound man killed by IDF in Gaza during Jerusalem protests

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A disabled Palestinian man missing both legs is among those killed by Israeli security forces that opened fire on demonstrators in the West Bank and along the border with Gaza, Gaza’s health ministry said.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... 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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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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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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Long Island Duo Charged With Killing NYC Rapper

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Two Long Island men have been indicted for the murder of a 31-year-old rapper during a drive-by shooting in the victim’s hometown of Queens two years ago, New York City authorities said. Jamar Hill, 26, of Valley Stream, and 32-year-old Quincy Homere of Baldwin were charged Thursday with one count each of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. “In another example of the mindless gun violence plaguing our country, a young, up-and coming musician had his life and career dramatically cut short by a burst of senseless shooting that also wounded an acquaintance,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said. “Such viole... Read More
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Decentraland shows the potential of blockchain and VR combined

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Blockchain-based virtual reality universe Decentraland is holding its first property auction today. The virtual world is a social space linked to crypto coin-based transactions. You can buy a patch of virtual land, build something on it, share that experience with friends and family, or even turn it into a profitable business. Decentraland’s launch is emblematic of a kind of showdown happening in the VR world at the moment. As virtual reality headsets and mobile VR become more readily available and affordable, big tech companies such as ... 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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McCain Hospitalized Due to Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

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Published on Dec 15, 2017Sen. John McCain’s office announced that the Arizona senator was admitted on Dec. 13 to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. for what it called "normal side effects" of his cancer treatments. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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California issues safety guidelines for cellphones

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Published on Dec 15, 2017The California Department of Public Health has issued new guidelines on exposure to cellphone radiation and how to reduce the possible risks. CBS San Francisco's Susie Steimle reports. Category License Standard YouTube License N... Read More
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GOP leaders finalize biggest tax overhaul in 3 decades

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Republicans finalized their sweeping tax package Friday, expanding the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress next week and give President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory. GOP lawmakers have been working to win the support of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential holdout, and they say they don’t see an obstacle for passage. “I’m confident we’ll have the votes,” said Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, one of the Republican negotiators on the bill. Portman cast the bill as providing “the kind of middle-class tax relief that’s desperately needed right now. People are looking at flat wages and higher expenses, and this will help.”... 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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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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Trump’s 2019 budget could freeze federal employee pay

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President Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget proposal will likely include a pay freeze for all civilian federal employees, according to a non-public document communicating Office of Management and Budget guidance from the president to the Department of Homeland Security, which was obtained by Democratic staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and summarized for ... 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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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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Survey: New York manufacturers grows at slightly slower pace

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Factories in New York State grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December from 19.4 last month. The index is down from a three-year high of 30.2 last month. Still, any reading over zero signals growth. The index is watched closely by economists because it provides a first look at the health of U.S. manufacturing each month. A measure of shipments increased at a faster pace in December, while a gauge of new orders rose at a slightly slower pace. Hiring slipped but remained positive. U.S. factories are benefiting from solid global growth and a cheaper dollar, which makes U.S. goo... Read More
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Trump’s iffy numbers on regulation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they’ve been able to roll back over most of this year. Here’s a look at some of Trump’s statements about regulations and the economy Thursday and how they compare with the facts: TRUMP: “Instead of adding costs, as so many others have done, and other co... Read More
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Rogue One is actually about internet freedom

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Now that the new Star Wars is upon us — which, as we all know, is the real Reason for the Season — it’s time for what is now my yearly overthinking of the entire franchise. Last year, I came to the realization that if the galaxy had adequate women’s health care, Anakin would have never turned to the dark side. This year, I want to point out that Rogue One, a tremendously underrated installment of the series, is really about internet freedom. Really. Think about it. (Spoilers ahead for Rogue One.) ... 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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Airbus CEO to step down after contract ends; COO on the way out

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PARIS — The head of Airbus will leave the European aircraft manufacturer in February, while the chief executive of the parent company will not seek a renewal when his contract ends in 2019, Airbus said Friday. “The board of directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has decided on a series of executive changes that ensure an orderly succession in the executive leadership of Airbus,” the company said in a statement. Chi... Read More
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Retailers Hope For Strong Holiday Season As November Sales Beat Expectations

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Enlarge this image Shoppers fill a Walmart on Thanksgiving day in Bentonville, Ark. Sales in November were up from last year. Gunnar Rathbun/AP hide caption toggle caption ... 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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The Obamacare deadline to sign up for insurance is Friday. Here’s what you need to know

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There's just one day left to enroll in health insurance under the federal marketplace for 2018. While demand has been higher this year, the length of the signup period is just half of what it was in previous years, so enrollment overall seems certain to be far lower. Judy Woodruff learns more from Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News about what consumers should know.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Fighting the public health threat of counterfeit drugs

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Fake pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar problem around the world. Made and packaged to look like the real deal, these phonies may contain a fraction of the active ingredients or none at all. these fake drugs can have serious consequences in countries with tenuous health care, as well as in the developed world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Republicans rush to finalize tax overhaul as roadblocks loom

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Republicans are racing to keep their promise of sending a final tax overhaul bill to the White House by Christmas. On Wednesday GOP lawmakers announced they reached a compromise in principle to bridge the House and Senate bills. But with only two votes to spare, Senate Republicans are facing health issues and holdouts. William Brangham reports on how the bill is shaping up.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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McCain returns to the hospital to fight brain cancer

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Published on Dec 14, 2017Dr. David Samadi on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) battle with brain cancer and the different kinds of treatments that can help him fight it. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: BIOTECH... Read More
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The Biggest Whoppers From the FCC’s Net Neutrality Meeting

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It took less than two hours of debate for the Federal Communications Commission to repeal net neutrality protections, a decision that could send ripple effects across the internet for years. Over the objections of the commission's two Democrats, the three Republican members, including Chair Ajit Pai, voted to overturn protections put in place in 2015—but not before fudging a few facts. In their remarks, Chairman Pai, Commissioner Brendan Carr, and Commissioner Mike O’Rielly framed their votes as an attempt to restore the internet to a time not so long ago when it was free of heavy-handed government regulation. But that characterization of Thursday’s decision rests on a selective and misleading... Read More
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Mom Accused of Faking Son’s Illnesses That Led to 13 Surgeries

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Published on Dec 14, 2017A Dallas mother was recently arrested and jailed for allegedly faking her son's illnesses, which reportedly led to 323 hospital visits and 13 major surgeries. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed C... Read More
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Game-changing attack on critical infrastructure site causes outage

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Power grid in Gowkthrapple, UK.geograph.org.uk Hackers who may have been working on behalf of a nation recently caused an operational outage at a critical-infrastructure site, researchers said Thursday. The attackers did so by using a novel piece of malware to target the system that prevents health- and life-threatening accidents. The malware was most likely designed to cause physical damage inside the unnamed site, researchers from the Mandiant division of security firm FireEye ... Read More
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The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now They’re Suing

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Enlarge this image James Dinklage, a cattle rancher from Nebraska, is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit accuses the USDA of "arbitrary and capricious" behavior in rolling back two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply. Courtesy Dinklage Family/Organization for C... Read More
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Rubio’s defection threatens Senate GOP’s margin on tax bill

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP’S sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans’ razor-thin margin as they try to muscle the $1.5 trillion bill through Congress next week. Rubio wants to increase the portion of the basic $2,000-per-child tax credit that would go to low-income families. In the current bill, families that pay little or no income tax would get only $1,100 per child. Rubio wants that amount increased, but he didn’t specify an amount. Under current law, the tax credit is $1,000. “Given all the other changes they made in the tax code leading into it, I can’t in good conscience support it unless we are a... Read More
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Never Stop Sneakin’s one-touch Metal Gear Solid action is ideal for Switch

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Maybe the big-budget publishers are done with major new releases for 2017, but indie studios like Humble Hearts are happy to fill in the gap. That studio is launching its Never Stop Sneakin’ today, and you can get it for $15 on Nintendo’s Switch. This is a stealth-action adventure with simple controls and a lot of jokes that come at the expense of Metal Gear Solid. This is Humble Hearts second game. That developer, which is really just Dean Dodrill, previously released the furry-filled Metroid-style game Dust: An Elysian Tail. Never ... Read More
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Tony Manero Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but Disco Does, for One Night Only

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Back for the evening was Karen Lynn Gorney who played Stephanie, the girlfriend of Mr. Travolta’s character in the movie. The Trammps performed their hit song “Disco Inferno” and Carol Douglas, whose name appeared on the marquee of the club in the movie, also sang. Lenny’s Pizza, still on 86th Street in Bensonhurst, was served free all night.... 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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Full FY18 defense budget at center of latest government shutdown threat

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans are pushing ahead with plans for a defense-heavy funding bill that Senate Democrats have vowed to oppose, again raising prospects for a government shutdown, this time over the Christmas holiday. Lawmakers have until Dec. 22 to pass a new budget deal or trigger a shutdown, which would result in shuttering of some federal offices, furloughs for some civilian employees and halted paychecks for most troops around the globe. ... 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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Ajit Pai just handed Republicans a bag of shit

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Well, it happened. Republican Ajit Pai’s FCC voted 3-2 along party lines today to repeal virtually every open internet and net neutrality rule on the books, reclassify broadband service in a way that prevents further rules from being implemented, and hands consumer protection to another government agency that’s never dealt with these issues before. Pai did this regardless of the millions of Americans who flooded the government asking for these protections to remain; regardless of the tens of thousands of fake comments that overwhelmed the FCC’s systems and prompte... Read More
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The music videos from 2017 that we most need you to watch

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Welcome to a very special installment of the beloved Verge column One Video, with Kaitlyn and Lizzie. Every week of 2017 — or, technically, since February 3rd, when we had the idea — we’ve been sifting through the slew of music videos that hits the web and selecting the one (or occasionally two, or occasionally zero) that we absolutely need you to watch. Now the year is over, so we’re looking back at dozens of weeks of our own picks, ... Read More
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Reid Hoffman talks transportation safety with CEO of AI startup Nauto (podcast)

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Partnering with large companies “It’s not easy working with large companies, but I think it’s a huge advantage if you can pull it off.” It is a great opportunity when startups partner with large companies, especially when the company is chosen strategically. Look for partners that are at the forefront of innovation in your industry, both technologically and in willingness to experiment and pioneer. Build the relationship on a foundation of collaboration, optimization, and a humble understanding that aspects... Read More
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NYC bomb suspect makes court appearance from hospital

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CBS News' DeMarco Morgan reports on the investigation into the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal bombing. The suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, made a brief court appearance Wednesday via video hookup from the hospital.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... 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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Voting Ends December 15 in Best of Long Island Contest

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Cast your votes now before the window of opportunity closes until next fall! Voting ends Friday, Dec. 15 in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest, meaning this is the last chance for the public to cast their votes for their favorite local store, restaurant, business or person they feel should hold a title in the 13th annual competition sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union—which is a great way to support the places you patronize. Here’s how it works: Log on to bestoflongisland.com, click through the categories such as Arts and Entertainment, Food & Drink, Nightlife & Spirits, Health and Wellness, Restaurants... 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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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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EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination Wednesday after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely. Officials at the White House and the Senate told The Associated Press that Michael Dourson had sent a letter asking his name to be removed from consideration to serve as head of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. The two officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and sp... Read More
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How many surgical caps can you make for these kids?

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You can volunteer to help children in Golisano Children's Hospital by sewing fun surgical hats.Preparing for the operating room comes with a lot of decisions, but one decision can be missed without community support.Child life specialists at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital are in need of caps for some of its young surgical patients. Check out more Humankind stories:Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUNLike u... 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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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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Cloud computing in 2018: what the future holds

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Cloud computing is now so ubiquitous that it could deservedly just be called ‘computing.’ As it continues to dominate the entire landscape of technology and computing, it is difficult to assess where it is headed. Those in the know, the industry insiders, give that their best shot here.  Chip Childers, CTO of Cloud Foundry Foundation We are shifting to a “cloud-first” world more and more. Even with private data centres, the use of cloud technologies is changing how we think about infrastructure, application platforms and software development. While it was useful to have the term “cloud computing” as a way to distinguish self-service, API addressable technologie... 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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Biden comforts Meghan McCain over her father’s cancer diagnosis

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Former Vice President Joe Biden consoled "The View's" Meghan McCain, whose father was diagnosed with the same form of cancer as Biden's late son Beau.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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How does the GOP tax plan affect you? You asked, we answer

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Republicans are poised to work out their differences on the tax overhaul bill, a major piece of legislation that could affect work, health care, education, charity and other facets of American life. How does it affect you? We received an avalanche of questions from viewers, and Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to answer some of them.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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How healthy is your state?

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A new report from United Health Foundation ranks the healthiest and least healthy states in the U.S., based on 35 factors including obesity, smoking rates, drug use, environmental conditions, and the availability of medical care. Reena Ninan takes a look.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Dead people among millions impersonated in fake net neutrality comments

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Enlarge / An analysis from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.New York Attorney General's office An analysis of public comments on the FCC's plan to repeal net neutrality rules found that 2 million of them were filed using stolen identities. That's according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "Millions of fake comments have corrupted the FCC public process—including two million that stole the identities of real people, a crime under New York law,"... Read More
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China Allegedly Collecting Civilian DNA on Mass Scale

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Human Rights Watch has accused China of collecting the DNA of civilians in its Xinjiang region on a massive scale through a public health program. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: [... Read More
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Micro-Revolutions: Spidersilk, Edible Drones, Artificial Wombs, and More.

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Food Flier Photograph by Steve Harries for The New Yorker A few years ago, a Royal Air Force wing commander visited the British aeronautics engineer Nigel Gifford, to discuss the idea of dropping aid from the sky to besieged civilians in Syria. Airdrops are extremely rare in urban environments; beyond the political obstacles, there are the logistical difficulties of landing giant pallets in small areas of a city. Even successful drops can endanger civilians. “While unpacking one and... Read More
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How AI will continue its journey into the mainstream in 2018

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Artificial intelligence had something of a coming out party in 2017. While some intense sensationalization of AI persisted throughout the year, progress was made to help people understand the realities of AI-driven technologies and applications that guide several aspects of their personal digital lives. The inner workings of AI technologies and how they make decisions, however, remained a ... Read More
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Congress again facing a looming VA care funding crisis

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WASHINGTON — For the second time in less than a year, a controversial Veterans Affairs health program is just weeks away from running out of money and disrupting care for thousands of patients. And, for the second time over that span, lawmakers hoping for sweeping changes to VA health operations are scrambling to balance their long-term solutions with a short-term funding headache. At issue is the Veterans Choice Program, which all... Read More
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Maragos: NYS Pension Fund’s Lagging Investment Gains Cost Nassau County Over $672M in Last 10 Years

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Mineola, NY. An analysis of the New York State Pension Fund (NYSPF) found that it underperformed compared to the Dow Jones and S&P 500 general market indices costing municipalities an estimated $19.7 billion, or approximately 46.2%, in higher pension premiums over the past 10 years. The cost to Nassau County is estimated to have been over $672 million over the last 10 years (2008-2017), or about $67 million annually, on average, in higher than necessary pension premiums for its employees. This analysis has been sent to the New York State Comptroller in a letter dated December 5, 2017 with copies to local officials and Governor Cuomo.“The underperformance of the NYSPF’s investments have placed a big burden on local municipaliti... Read More
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Bloods Member Charged in 2007 North Bellport Murder

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A reputed member of the Bloods street gang has been indicted for allegedly shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy in the victim’s hometown of North Bellport a decade ago, federal authorities said. Trendell Walker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder as well as gun and drug charges in a 12-count indictment at Central Islip federal court. The 29-year-old alleged gang member from Patchogue is accused of killing Alvin Brothers in 2007. “Alvin had barely begun to start his young life when he was taken from us,” Suffolk County Legis. Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) said upon dedicating a bench in the victim’s honor on the first anniversary of the slaying. The victim was standing on the corner of Post Avenue and Patchogu... Read More
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Cancer scammers face new arrest after skipping sentencing

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A couple who fraudulently pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer could be looking at three years in prison after missing a court sentencing Wednesday where they were expected to merely get probation. Brittney Schmidt, 31, and Vincent Fina, 30, pleaded guilty in September in a Long Island court to a felony charge of scheme to defraud. Authorities say the pair solicited donations from businesses by claiming the money would pay for the child’s funeral. Prosecutors say there is an actual boy from Staten Island who has brain cancer, but that the couple has no relation to him and “misappropriated” his story to run their scam. They also say the couple used their own 11-year-old son as par... Read More
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Stony Brook Southampton Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Audio Podcast Fellow Program

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Stony Brook Southampton Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Audio Podcast Fellow ProgramStony Brook, NY—December 13, 2017--Beginning in August 2018, a new one-year Audio Podcast Fellows program will launched at Stony Brook Southampton/Manhattan in association with WSHU Public Radio. The first of its kind in the U.S., the Audio Podcast Fellow program offers students advanced training in all aspects of podcasting while they develop their own podcasts, from proposal to pilot to pitch. Stony Brook Southampton’s Kathleen Russo, a producer of Alec Baldwin’s ... Read More
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Health experts warn concussions present major challenges to military health

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WASHINGTON — Concussions may be among the most common and least understood military injuries, with identification of so-called “mild” traumatic brain damage a major challenge to combating the problem, health experts warned lawmakers on Wednesday. But they also said the reasons for those shortfalls don’t fall solely on Defense Department and veterans researchers. Understanding and diagnosing the problem remains frustratingly elusive in the medical community, even as an ever-increasing amount of is compiled from sports injur... Read More
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When mothers live near fracking sites, babies are more likely to be born underweight

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Children born near fracking sites are 25 percent more likely to weigh less than what is healthy at birth, according to a new study. Why this is happening isn’t clear, but the researchers believe that it might have to do with environmental pollution, which may have negative health effects on mothers — and their babies. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1 million births in Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2013, before and after fracking began. Babies born to mothers living up to 1.8 miles from a fracking site were found to have poorer health, and babies born within 0.6 miles saw the largest impacts, ... Read More
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Homeland Security wants its employees to learn mindfulness, but is that the best way to build resilience?

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The US Department of Homeland Security is the latest organization turning to mindfulness training to help its employees. According to public documents from earlier this year, the department is seeking a contractor to teach a variety of courses, from two-hour introductions to eight-week classes, to help “enhance psychological health and resilience,” as well as develop compassion and leadership skills. Mindfulness training has swept the work... Read More
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Syria: Post-war reconstruction booming in Jarablus

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Six years of war in Syria means it will take massive reconstruction efforts to rebuild cities that have been reduced to rubble. Syrians in one town where ISIL fighters were defeated are using help from neighbouring Turkey.Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Jarablus in northern Syria, where building construction is booming and a local council runs education, health and sanitation services.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe... Read More
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Indie publisher Raw Fury raises $600,000 from former Unity CEO David Helgason and others

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Indie publisher Raw Fury has raised a seed round of $600,000. It’s led by former EA executive Karl Magnus Troedsson, who joined as a partner and investor in 2016. Other notable investors include former Unity CEO David Helgason and Rikard Lindström, who has previously invested in game studios such as King. “Sometimes I just invest in a team after meeting them one time or twice,” said Helgason in a phone call with GamesBeat. “In the case of Raw Fury, I’ve known Jonas Antonsson, the Icelandic founding CEO — I’ve known him for a really long time. Ten year... Read More
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Can tech save the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation?

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Presented by Providence Ventures For anyone who has experienced a mental or behavioral health issue, either themselves or via a friend or family member, there is likely nothing more frustrating than trying to find help in our fragmented mental health system. My own experience with a neighbor who needs help (but doesn’t believe so himself) is that critical information ping pongs between his family, multiple neighbors, the police, a local hospital, and the public judicial system, with stigma laced throughout. No single source gathers, manages, or analyzes all of the data from the multitude of reported events, and no one person is accountable for finding and helping this sick individual. We all stand by on pin... Read More
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Surgical Device Maker Xenco Medical Unveils TraumaGPS, the First Trauma Surgery Delivery App for Spinal Implant Systems

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Pioneering Surgical Implants Company Releases On-Demand Mobile App with Real-Time GPS Driver Tracking to 65 Hospitals in the U.S. SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2017– Xenco Medical, a medical device company transforming surgical procedures and healthcare logistics through its use of materials science in single-use implant systems, announces the release of TraumaGPSTM, the first on-demand tr... Read More
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The Science of When: Hack Your Timing to Optimize Your Life

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Schedule surgeries, earnings calls, and therapy appointments before noon. Score the biggest bucks by switching jobs every three to five years. The ideal age to get hitched (and avoid divorce): 32. In his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Daniel Pink scours psychological, biological, and economic studies to explore what he calls the overlooked dimension. “Timing exerts an incredible effect on what we do and how we do it,” he says. Now that the science of “when” is finally getting its due, Pink shares some temporal hacks to optimize your life. Snag the first shift. Mood and energy... Read More
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Kasisto Announces $17 Million in Series B Funding led by Oak HC/FT

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New funding to drive expansion and launch of new AI-powered conversational products for financial services organizations NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2017– Kasisto, creators of KAI, the leading conversational AI platform for finance, today announced a $17 million Series B funding round led by ... Read More
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Blockchains are the new fraud fighters

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Presented by Aston Fraud is rampant. For example, health care fraud in the U.S. is in the tens of billions of dollars, according to various estimates, and that number is growing. While cutting elsewhere, the Trump administration requested $70 million to combat health care fraud in its latest budget, based on the drag on the economy. “A ... Read More
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No. 265: Santa snickers, the Manufacturing Task Force Awakens and the Golden Globes go to…

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Gut Yontiff: “Good holiday,” for our non-Yiddish speaking readers, and a Happy Hanukkah to all. Adam Sandler’s “eight crazy nights” – the Jewish Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the circa-160 B.C. Maccabean Revolt – commenced Tuesday evening. A big date for breakthroughs: The dry dock (1816), the ice cream cone (1903), the first fully automated photographic film developer (1928) and the fathometer (also 1928), which measures underwater depth, were all patented on Dec. 13. See, that’s the kind of stuff we love to hear about at ... Read More
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Mental Health Problems Persist after Sandy Hook

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Five years after the Sandy Hook massacre, efforts to improve mental health care for young people have had mixed results. Many reforms included in key piece of federal legislation remain unfunded. (Dec. 13)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Nvidia partners with Japan’s Komatsu to make construction safer with AI

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Japanese construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu will work with Nvidia to use artificial intelligence to make construction sites safer. Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia announced the deal at its GTC Japan event, where CEO Jensen Huang said that Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs, which can be used for AI processing) will power visualization and analysis of construction sites for safety issues. Nvidia’s Jetson AI platform, a credit card-sized device designed to drive robots and drones, will serve as the brains of heavy machinery. “Artificial intelligence is sweeping across industries, and its next frontier is autonomous i... Read More
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A New Leader for Central Park

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Mr. Blonsky said she had “incredible passion for the park,” and the current parks commissioner, Mitchell J. Silver, said that “she knows the park system and she knows Central Park quite well.” He added, “She is a genius at public-private partnerships” like the conservancy.Mark Levine, the chairman of the City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation, said he was a “big fan” of Ms. Smith.... Read More
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NJ High Schooler With Cancer Presented With Award By His NFL Hero

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Published on Dec 12, 2017He refused to let cancer get in the way of playing football, and now the teen has been presented an award he calls a dream come true. CBS2's Erin Logan reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed ... Read More
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Jim Simons, the Numbers King

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A visit to a scientific-research center usually begins at a star professor’s laboratory that is abuzz with a dozen postdocs collaborating on various experiments. But when I recently toured the Flatiron Institute, which formally opened in September, in lower Manhattan, I was taken straight to a computer room. The only sound came from a susurrating climate-control system. I was surrounded by rows of black metal cages outfitted, from floor to ceiling, with black metal shelves filled with black server nodes: boxes with small, twinkling lights and protruding multicolored wires. Tags dangled from some of the wires, notes that the tech staff had written to themselves. I realized that I’d seen... Read More
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Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service

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In many ways, life in Great Missenden was idyllic, bucolic, sweet. The author Roald Dahl and the movie star Patricia Neal called their cottage there, in the rolling English countryside of Buckinghamshire, Gipsy House, because they’d parked a bright-blue caravan in the garden for their four children to play in, and because there was a freewheeling spirit to the place. A dozen people might show up for dinner on any given night; Neal would frequently be on her way to the United States to shoot a film; Dahl wrote his famous children’s books in a little hut—his “nest”—at the edge of the garden, surrounded by the roses and rhododendrons he liked to tend. “It was a very unmanufactur... Read More
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Estonia, the Digital Republic

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Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, then breaks inland, leaving cars to follow a thin road toward the houses at the water’s edge. There is a gated community here, but it is not the usual kind. The gate is low—a picket fence—as if to prevent the dunes from riding up into the street. The entrance is blocked by a railroad-crossing arm, not so much to keep out strangers as to make sure they come with intent. Beyond the gate, there is a schoolhouse, and a few homes line a narrow drive. From Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, you arrive dazed: trees trace the highway, and the cars go fast, as if to get in front of something that no one can see. With... Read More
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‘I Did It for the Islamic State,’ Bombing Suspect Told Investigators

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The Facebook post, published by his account on Monday morning, read: “Trump you failed to protect your nation.”Mr. Ullah, while at the hospital, waived his Miranda rights verbally and in writing, the complaint said.Mr. Ullah began to be radicalized by at least 2014, the complaint said, and he viewed ISIS propaganda online, including a video directing followers to carry out attacks where they were living if they could not join the group’s efforts overseas. Using the internet, Mr. Ullah began researching how to build explosives about a year ago, the complaint said. Within the past two ... Read More
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How witches took over Tumblr in 2017

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In February, Lana Del Rey decided to put a hex on the president. This was a month before she debuted the trailer for her album Lust for Life — a two-and-a-half-minute short film about how she recedes into her home (in the middle of the H in the Hollywood sign) to practice witchcraft and figure out what her “contribution to the world should be in these dark times.” Fans on Tumblr had long considered Lana a witch, mostly just based on her general aesthetic and some garden-variety pop-culture conspirac... Read More
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a breakthrough control scheme

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Microsoft and The PUBG Corporation released PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the Xbox One today, and the unfinished last-player-standing shooter, which is available for $30 in the Game Preview program, needs a lot of performance optimization. But one area that the designers have already figured out is how to control this complex game with a joypad. The button layout enables... Read More
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Love 3.0: How technology changes our definition of love, sex, and relationships

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Last month, I traveled to Singapore to moderate a panel on Love 3.0 at the IMI Festival. The goal of the discussion was to assess whether technology has changed our definition of love, sex, and relationships. Seeing as many of us have become overzealous, right-swiping Tinder addicts, I would be inclined to say that it has. But the topic does not start and end with dating apps. The panel was made up of four speakers: Dema Tio, cofounder and CEO of Vibease, a smart vibrator that can be used remotely in long-distance relationships and synced with erotic audio playbooks; Erin Chen, a sex and ... Read More
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Dems say Trump’s tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

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Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them. Democrats accused the president of making crude insinuations. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who had called for Trump’s resignation a day earlier because of allegations of sexual misconduct, called Trump’s attack a “sexist smear attempting to silence my voice.” “I will not be silenced on this issue,” Gillibrand insisted. “Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday,” referring to women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct. ... Read More
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Real-life drama paces new Hofstra/Northwell podcast

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s “Real World” meets “Grey’s Anatomy” in a new Zucker School of Medicine podcast, which dives deep into the lives of first-year medical students. Providing a “rare and intimate look into the daunting first year of medical school,” the 10-episode podcast “Making an MD: Year One” follows four students during their earliest days at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The free-subscription series is produced and narrate... Read More
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Study Reveals Skin Pigmentation Heredity is Not Straight Forward

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Study Reveals Skin Pigmentation Heredity is Not Straight Forward South African Individuals in a household that exemplify the substantial skin pigmentation variability in the Khomani and Nama populations STONY BROOK, NY, December 12, 2017 – Many studies suggest that the genetics of skin pigmentation are simple, as a small number of known genes account for nearly 50... Read More
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Republican senator calls on Congress to pass law protecting net neutrality

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With the net neutrality debate raging at the FCC, it’s easy to forgot that net neutrality remains an issue inside of Congress, too — albeit a much, much quieter one. But at least one senator is still hoping to see some movement: on the Senate floor today, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) asked net neutrality supporters on “both sides of the aisle” to come work with him on a legislative solution. “Congressional action is the only way to solve the endless back and forth on net neutrality rules that we’ve seen over the past several years,” Thune said. “If my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and those who claim to support net neutrality rules want to enshrine protections for consumers with the ba... Read More