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On the Turkey-Syria Incident

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: World

From talkingpointsmemo.com

Someone got to Erdogan, and got to him quickly, to keep him from saying something that couldn’t be walked back. Erdogan’s an incredibly charismatic and successful politician, but he has a hot temper, which often leads him to get out ahead of the positions his ministers and allies would like him to stake.

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Physics Community Afire With Rumors of Higgs Boson Discovery

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Science

From www.wired.com

The latest Higgs rumors suggest nearly-there 4-sigma signals are turning up at both of the two separate LHC experiments that are hunting for the particle. As physicist Philip Gibbs points out on his blog, Vixra log, if each experiment is seeing a 4-sigma signal, then this is almost definitely the long-sought particle.

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Drawing the line between Google apps on iOS and Android

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Internet

From androidandme.com

Apple will be ditching Google Maps as their default mapping application, and providing their own Open Street Map powered solution. The question of “what does this mean” for Apple is certainly intriguing.

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Navy May Need to Design Ships With Laser Guns in Mind

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

After more than 20 years of research and development, the US Navy’s dreams of laser weapons are about to come true. But like the dog who chases the car and doesn’t know what to do when he catches it, the Navy’s thoroughly unprepared for its coming arsenal of focused-light weapons.

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Nailing The American Dream, With Polish

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Business

From www.npr.org

The idea of an "affordable manicure" was once an oxymoron. That′s before Vietnamese immigrants arrived in the U.S. and cornered the market for inexpensive nail-care salons. The industry has offered a path to self-sufficiency for many Vietnamese-Americans in California and around the nation.

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Could US cyberspies have moles inside Microsoft?

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.pcpro.co.uk

The Flame virus used forged Microsoft certificates to gain access to computer systems because it is one of the most trusted companies, with any code-signing certificates from the company given white-list access to computers.

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How Images of War Can Lead to the Desire for More War

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Behavior

From peerreviewedbymyneurons.wordpress.com

The cycle is something like this: Seeing destruction "> activation of death "> reaffirmation of beliefs "> increased negativity regarding opposing beliefs "> support for military action or violence against those with opposing beliefs "> destruction occurs "> seeing destruction… The authors relate this cycle to the “broken windows” theory and speculate about how run-down or destroyed areas deteriorate even further.

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How To Handle An Imbalance Of Power In A Relationship

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Love

From www.rolereboot.org

The important questions become: How does the partner in the more powerful position avoid abusing the other partner? How often is power a one-way street, anyway?

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What do you call that new skyscraper in New York?

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Society

From news.yahoo.com

When President Barack Obama came to New York City this week, his first stop was at that tall building under construction at the corner of West and Vesey streets. You know, One World Trade Center. Or perhaps you might know it as the Freedom Tower.

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Stalin & Hitler: Mass Murder by Starvation

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: History

From www.nybooks.com

By August 1941 it was clear that the initial invasion plan had not worked. Although the German advance was rapid, the Soviet Union had not collapsed. Leningrad had not fallen to Army Group North. In late September, Army Group North undertook a siege of the city by means of starvation.

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Exclusive Warren Buffett " A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Finance

From www.fourhourworkweek.com

A truly great business must have an enduring “moat” that protects excellent returns on invested capital.

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Innovation: Sharing the knowledge burden

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Society

From www.economist.com

The Albert Einstein model of discovery, however—the solitary mind producing remarkable insight—was not particularly unusual for his time. For much of the period from the beginning of the industrial revolution, scientific and technical advances—including the occasional stroke of brilliance—were within the reach of the diligent amateur and the garage tinkerer.

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"Athletic" Shawn Johnson Retires: How Gymnastics Talks About Bodies In Code

Friday, June 22, 2012
Category: Society

From deadspin.com

Shawn Johnson is probably best remembered for her smiley persona and her epic all-around showdown with the willowy Nastia Liukin, the daughter of Soviet champion Valeri. Liukin beat Johnson for the gold in Beijing, 63.

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