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Cynthia Kelly

Dare I say, unique and geeky...
January 23, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"Yemen's president, prime minister and Cabinet resigned Thursday amid a standoff between powerful Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control the capital and the embattled U.S.-backed president, who had been held captive in his house for two days.

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi submitted his resignation to parliament rather than make further concessions to Shiite rebels."

-USA Today

#worldnews   #yemen   #politics  

U.S.-backed Yemeni president resigns

In a worsening political crisis that threatens the U.S. counterterrorism mission in Yemen, the country's president, prime minister and Cabinet resigned.

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January 23, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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In today's Brief: Yemen's coup; crisis in DR Congo; US gives Uzbekistan military vehicles; Burundi journalist arrested; CAR court call; Indonesia arrests anti-graft official; arrest of key activists in China; same-sex unions in Chile; rights in an age of extremism; and any hope for rights with a new Saudi king?

#worldnews   #humanrights   #yemen   #CAR   #saudiarabia  

Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 23 January 2015 | Human Rights Watch

In today's Brief: Yemen's coup; crisis in DR Congo; US gives Uzbekistan military vehicles; Burundi journalist arrested; CAR court call; Indonesia arrests anti-graft official; arrest of key activists in China; same-sex unions in Chile; rights in an age of extremism; and any hope for rights with a new Saudi king?

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January 22, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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#news   #supremecourt   #civilrights  #law 

JURIST -
Supreme Court hears arguments on housing discrimination, traffic stops

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases on Wednesday. In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project [transcript, PDF], the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether discrimination claims under the ...

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January 21, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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#SOTU  Tweets

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January 21, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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"I won both of them.." - Pres. Obama

#IWonBothofThem   #Politics   #stateoftheunion   #funny   #SOTU  

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January 21, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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In Case You Missed It: President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

#SOTU   #StateoftheUnion   #IWonBothofThem   #PresidentObama   #Politics   #Economy  

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January 21, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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"With the worsening security situation in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, the U.S. military has moved two Navy amphibious ships into the Red Sea to assist with any potential evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel should the State Department order its personnel to leave the country, Pentagon officials said today."

#worldnews   #Yemen   #military   #US  

Navy Ships Moved to Red Sea If Needed for Yemen Evac

Precautionary measure with worsening security situation in Yemen.

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January 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 13 plus ones
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"Against the backdrop of ongoing protests around the country over police treatment of black men, Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown and cities across the USA will celebrate what would have been his 86th birthday today with marches, rallies and service projects."

#MLK   #holidays   #civilrights   #humanrights   #activism  

King holiday comes amid a new generation of protests

ATLANTA – Against the backdrop of ongoing protests around the country over police treatment of black men, Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown and cities around the USA will celebrate what would have been his

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January 16, 2015 3 comments 3 shares 9 plus ones
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#climate   #earth   #weather  

It's Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

Deny this. NOAA's monthly temperature data show the Earth's climate warming over 135 years, animated here in less than 30 seconds.

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January 16, 2015 21 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"President Obama said Friday that he and British Prime Minister David Cameron are "indispensable" partners in facing the challenges of terrorism, the Iranian nuclear program, Ebola, the global economy, and Russian aggression in Ukraine."

#obama   #cameron   #UK   #US   #terrorism   #economy  

Obama, Cameron vow to fight terrorism

Terrorist threats and the global economy are on the agenda as President Obama sits down with British Prime Minister David Cameron. The meeting comes a week after terrorist attacks in Paris.

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January 16, 2015 3 comments 2 shares 7 plus ones
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Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police

"Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred."

"News of Holder’s decision stunned advocates who have for a long time unsuccessfully sought to reverse civil asset forfeiture laws, arguing that they undermine core American values, such as property rights and due process."

#usnews   #politics   #crime   #law   #ericholder   #whitehouse  

Attorney General Holder limits civil seizure process that split billions of dollars with local and state police

Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago.

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January 16, 2015 2 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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The process of healing.

#military   #ptsd   #militaryfamilies   #life   #people  

Healing Soldiers

Using Art to Reveal the Trauma of War

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January 16, 2015 0 comments 2 shares 7 plus ones
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Here's What the Swiss Central Bank Just Did and Why It's Such a Shocker

"Yesterday, the Swiss National Bank shocked the world when it announced it would remove the cap it had in place to prevent the Swiss franc from rising too high against the euro."

#worldnews   #euro   #swissfranc   #news   #business   #law  

Here's What the Swiss Central Bank Just Did and Why It's Such a Shocker - Businessweek

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January 16, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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UK Space Agency confirms the Beagle 2 space probe has been found after 11 years.

#Mars   #UK   #Space   #Science   #Beagle2  

Watch: Beagle 2 found on surface of Mars - Telegraph

UK Space Agency confirms the Beagle 2 space probe has been found after 11 years

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January 16, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"The new method, described in an advance online publication in the journal Science, allows for super-resolution imaging with conventional light microscopes."

#science   #microscope   #nanoscale   #nanotech  

Blowing up the brain to reveal its finer details

A new method allows researchers to visualise brain tissue at the nanoscale using ordinary light microscopes

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January 16, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"A see-through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood. Reporting online in the journal Cell today, researchers in Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Research Program describe a surprisingly dynamic system that offers several clues for improving bone marrow transplants in patients with cancer, severe immune deficiencies and blood disorders, and for helping those transplants "take."

#science   #biology   #fish   #stemcells  

Live imaging captures how blood stem cells take root in the body

A see-through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood. Reporting online in the journal Cell today, researchers in Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Research Program describe a surprisingly dynamic system that ...

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January 14, 2015 3 comments 3 shares 19 plus ones
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"Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or even reasoning machines (yet), but statistical machines that automate and increasingly can outperform humans at certain pattern-recognition tasks."

via +Gigaom 

#AI   #machines   #robots   #StructureData   #technology   #math  

Artificial intelligence is real now and it’s just getting started

Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or even reasoning machines (yet), but statistical machines that automate and increasingly can outperform humans at certain pattern-recognition tasks. Computer vision, language understanding, anomaly detection and other fields have made immense advances in the past few years. All this work will be the stepping stones for…

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January 14, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"...Banned were five websites related to the cryptocurrency. In addition to two Russian-language pages, the blacklist includes the "main" Bitcoin foundation website, the Bitcoin wiki and London-based Bitcoin exchange Indacoin."

#bitcoin   #russia   #cryptocurrency   #london   #business  

Russia starts banning Bitcoin websites

You'd think that a collapsing rouble, plunging oil prices and with trade sanctions at every turn, Russia would have more important things to deal with th

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January 14, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"The target of their ire: Dave Agema, the national committeeman from Michigan, who has endorsed racist and homophobic material on social media and who has refused multiple calls to resign from his party leadership post."

#usnews    #politics   #daveagema   #uspolitics   #GOP  

Republican Party Looks to Expel Committeeman for 'Abhorrent Views'

A thorn in the side of party leadership faces a test at California meeting

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January 14, 2015 12 comments 2 shares 31 plus ones
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Fewer People Are Going to the Movies Because Ticket Prices Are Just Too High

#news   #movies   #theater   #ticketcost  

U.S. Movie Tickets Are Too Expensive

Box office revenues nosedived last summer by 21 percent

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