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Phone store in China helps enlarge pockets for iPhone 6 Plus

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From www.techinasia.com

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices hit shelves today in mainland China, and buyers are lining up outside of telcos and Apple stores across the country. But one local carrier outlet is aiming to make its customers’ deep pockets even deeper.

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When Dogs and Robots Collide, Somebody Needs a Talking To - WSJ

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Science

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Seeking help, Mr. Hearn found an online forum dedicated to the hundred-dollar Roomba buzzing with similar stories of pet assailants. Owners were offering advice. Among the most popular: Chastise the vacuum in front of the dog.

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Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali - The Daily Beast

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Crime

From www.thedailybeast.com

MEXICO CITY, Mexico--Through all the battles waged in Mexico in recent years over the shipment routes and markets for narcotics, San Miguel de Allende has remained as neutral as Switzerland in the Second World War.

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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Soviet Sniper

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: History

From www.smithsonianmag.com

Lyudmila Pavlichenko arrived in Washington, D.C., in late 1942 as little more than a curiosity to the press, standing awkwardly beside her translator in her Soviet Army uniform. She spoke no English, but her mission was obvious.

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U. of Michigan Gets Accreditor Approval for Competency-Based Degree @insidehighered

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Education

From www.insidehighered.com

The University of Michigan's regional accreditor has signed off on a new competency-based degree that does not rely on the credit-hour standard, the university said last week. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools gave a green light to the proposed master's of health professions education, which the university's medical school will offer.

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The Bizarre Effects of Hypothermia

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Health

From www.livescience.com

As winter weather rages across much of the United States, this may be a good time to review the risks of hypothermia, a condition that occurs when the temperature in the core of the body (as opposed to the limbs) drops to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) or lower.

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Philosophy Journal Information: ESF Rankings, Citation Impact, & Rejection Rates

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Education

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One word of explanation: journal type is my own classification into three groups–journals of primarily disciplinary interest (type 1), journals of extra-disciplinary interest (type 2), and history journals (type 3).

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Child of poetry, bride of science

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: History

From www.theguardian.com

The marriage of the poet Lord Byron to the heiress and bluestocking Annabella Milbanke was the sensation of a new century. It took place in 1814, lasted just a year, and resulted in Byron being forced to leave the country and Annabella embarking on a programme of such vengeful self-vindication that it all but destroyed her entire family.

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Farm Confessional: What Butchering Your Animals Really Feels Like - Modern Farmer

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Behavior

From modernfarmer.com

This year we harvested three ewe lambs on butcher day. Angry readers who don’t eat meat want me to use the word “butcher.” So this is for them: We butchered the lambs. It was a good, quick death. I know this because I watched it.

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Larry Summers explains why the world is too optimistic about China’s economic future – Quartz

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From qz.com

Imagine you’re a doctor and someone hands you the chart of a 60-year-old man, asking you to predict the patient’s health for the next decade. The guy is a probiotic-eating marathon runner and his cholesterol numbers look great.

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WWII-Era Bombs Hidden in Plain Sight : Discovery News

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: World

From news.discovery.com

Nearly 70 years have passed since the last shot was fired marking the end of World War II. But to look at headlines that emerged out of Germany this week, it may comes as a surprise that there are still bombs left behind from the conflict still waiting to go off.

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The Wikileaks cables that anticipated the Russian invasion of Crimea.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: World

From www.slate.com

Given the degree to which this weekend’s events in Crimea seem to have caught the world off guard, I was curious to see if the Wikileaks cables contained any discussions by U.S. diplomats of a scenario like this one.

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Obama Is a Republican

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: America

From www.theamericanconservative.com

Back in 2008, Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich wrote an article for this magazine making a conservative case for Barack Obama. While much of it was based on disgust with the warmongering and budgetary profligacy of the Republican Party under George W.

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The Innovators by Walter Isaacson review -- a lucid, thrilling and amusing history of the digital age

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Innovation

From www.theguardian.com

Revolutions usually leave ancient institutions tottering, societies shaken, the streets awash with blood. But what Walter Isaacson calls the "digital revolution" has kept its promise to liberate mankind.

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Why Do We Raise Our Right Hands When Testifying Before the Court?

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: History

From nwsidebar.wsba.org

"Please raise your right hand to take the oath" is a phrase that has become commonplace in the modern courtroom and is required of all witnesses before they take the stand to offer testimony at trial. However, many attorneys may not be aware of the purpose or history of the practice of "raising your right hand" when swearing to tell the truth before the court.

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On Secular Stagnation and Money

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From everydayecon.wordpress.com

Gauti Eggertsson and Neil Mehrotra have a new paper that seeks to provide a formal model of secular stagnation. The paper is a welcome addition to a debate that, prior to their paper, was mostly muddled thoughts sprinkled throughout speeches and blog posts.

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Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Safest Bet -- NYMag

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From nymag.com

It’s not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen. The tall, bald, spring-loaded venture capitalist, who invented the first mainstream internet browser, co-founded Netscape, then made a fortune as an early investor in Twitter and Facebook, has since become Silicon Valley’s resident philosopher-king.

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