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Benefits of 'de-Americanization'

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Reuters: The current bout of Washington inanity has accelerated a trend that has been gathering steam for at least the last five years: the move away from a Washington-centric world.

 

New species discovered in 'lost world'

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Monday, October 28, 2013

CNN: Scientists discover lizard, frog species in untrod Australian rainforest.

 

FDA proposes stricter pet food rules

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Friday, October 25, 2013

NBC News: The Food and Drug Administration proposed new standards for pet and other animal food.

 

Samsung profit jumps 26 percent

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Friday, October 25, 2013

BBC: Samsung Electronics has reported a 26% increase in profit in the third quarter driven by strong smartphone sales and a recovery in its memory chip business.

 

Consumers bypass insurance exchange

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Reuters: Americans hitting roadblocks on the new U.S. government-run healthcare website have been contacting insurers directly and enrolling in plans away from the federal marketplace.

 

Study finds young people suffering more strokes

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Sky News: The global rate of stroke among young and middle-aged people has risen significantly according to a new study.

 

Wikipedia's volunteer workforce shrinking

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

MIT Technology Review: Wikipedia's volunteer workforce has shrunk by more than a third since 2007.

 

Genes may predict political inclination

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

TheAtlantic: Scientific research shows political partisanship transcends economics, environment, and upbringing.

 

Women better multi-taskers than men

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

BBC: It's not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking, at least in certain cases, a study says.

 

Support for marijuana legalization reaches all-time high

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yahoo: For the first time, a solid majority of American adults supports legalizing marijuana.

 

Obamacare not costing full time jobs

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Reuters: There is little evidence that employers are sacrificing full-time jobs by hiring more part-timers or reducing existing employee hours because of the costs of providing health coverage.

 

Google Chrome adds parental controls

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BBC: Google has introduced controls to its Chrome web browser that allow parents to monitor and control the browsing behavior of their children.

 

New health plan co-ops already in trouble

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Washington Post: Congress authorized not-for-profit insurance cooperatives under the Affordable Care Act to foster health insurance competition, but has now put their existence in jeopardy with poor funding and onerous rules.

 
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