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Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TIME: Two Norwegian politicians say Edward Snowden made the world a safer place.

 

Major stem cell discovery claimed

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BBC: Scientists in Japan discovered stem cells can quickly be made by dipping blood cells in acid.

 

State of the Union speech to address income inequality

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BBC: President Barack Obama will unveil an executive order to raise the minimum wage during his annual State of the Union address.

 

Google Glass consumer launch set for year's end

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LA Times: Google plans to release Glass to the general public near the end of 2014.

 

Florida Rep. Trey Radel to resign

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Monday, January 27, 2014

USA Today: GOP Rep. Trey Radel of Florida will resign from Congress.

 

Most don't know the health-insurance deadline

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Monday, January 27, 2014

The Atlantic: A survey reported only 45 percent of Americans identified March 31 as purchase deadline for health insurance.

 

Less than half of children's screen time is educational

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Friday, January 24, 2014

NYT: A study reports that as children age they spend more time with screens, but less time with educational activities.

 

Apple's Macintosh turns 30

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Friday, January 24, 2014

CNET: The first Macintosh computer debuted on January 24, 1984.

 

What jobs will the robots take?

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Atlantic: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in a few decades, but which half?

 

New York 'mobster' charged in 'Goodfellas' cash robbery

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

BBC: Vincent Asaro has been charged with stealing $5 million from the JFK airport in 1978.

 

Fastest ever broadband speeds pass test

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BBC: Speeds of 1.4 terabits per second were achieved during a test in London.

 

The decline of the American book lover

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Atlantic: Nearly a quarter of American adults have not read a single book in the past year.

 

College diversity is expensive

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Atlantic: President Obama has called on colleges to increase low-income student enrollment, but for elite schools, committing to financial-aid students will lead to budget cuts and decreased revenue.

 
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