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Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Future of Fitness — The Ringer


The Future of Fitness — The Ringer
Working out is rote and hard, but disrupting workouts  —  that’s fun. That’s the moneymaker.

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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, June 10, 2016, is 719.41.

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Genetic test predicts your success in life, but not happiness

Subtle variations across the genome can go a small way in predicting how likely a person is to have a prestigious job, high income and likeable personality

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‘People said I was mad’: Why I chose extreme treatment for my MS

Jenny Remington-Hobbs was warned that her attempt to stop MS by rebooting her immune system might result in 'coming home in a coffin'

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Friday, June 10, 2016

No, eating baby food is not a solution to the obesity epidemic

An extreme version of the faddish baby food diet is nutritionally risky and should be rejected, not glamorised, says Anthony Warner  

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National Amusements Seeks Potential Board Members for Viacom

The holding company through which media titan Sumner Redstone controls Viacom is considering at least three candidates.
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The Internet, Delivered To You


The Internet, Delivered To You
At Digg, our goal is to make it easier for you to find high quality articles and videos from all over the internet, without having to wade through the excess. So we are super excited today to announce Digg Editions on email and Facebook Messenger, our newest way to help you get the most out of the internet.

Extreme cure for MS reboots immune system – but can be fatal

A radical treatment for multiple sclerosis has stopped the disease progressing in 70 per cent of those who have tried it, but one person in the trial died

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In China, Disney Aims to Keep Security Behind the Scenes

Shanghai appears to be giving unusual leeway to Disney to police its new theme park there nearly as inconspicuously as in other Magic Kingdoms.
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Viacom CEO Blames Infighting for Paramount Stake Sale Delay

Viacom’s Philippe Dauman said a planned sale of a stake in Paramount Pictures has been delayed because of corporate infighting between the media giant and its controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone.
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Justice Department Urges Court to Overturn Apple-Samsung Award

The U.S. Justice Department filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that awarded about half a billion dollars in damages to Apple.
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Twitter: Passwords Leaked for Millions of Accounts

Twitter has notified millions of users that their accounts are at risk of being taken over after a file containing close to 33 million purported usernames and passwords for the social-blogging service was made public Wednesday.
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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, June 09, 2016, is 728.58.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

If antidepressants don’t work well, why are they so popular?

Mounting evidence suggests they may sometimes be no better than a placebo, so why is antidepressant use still booming in the UK?  

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Let’s revisit the consensus on fat, carbs and health

The row over dietary fat exposes deeper problems. If science doesn't come clean when the facts aren't clear, we may give up trying to lead a healthy life

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The Incredible Story of a Man Who Survived 20 Hours Stranded at Sea


The Incredible Story of a Man Who Survived 20 Hours Stranded at Sea
​The incredible story of Bill Durden, who survived 20 hours treading water in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, June 08, 2016, is 728.28.

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‘Three-parent baby’ success could see trials in two years

Scientists have overcome a key hurdle in a controversial 'three-parent' fertility treatment approved for use in the UK – paving the way for human trials

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Souped-up ‘gene drives’ may help eliminate pests and diseases

Gene drives might not work well enough to eradicate Zika or malaria, but an improved version of the technology may help them deliver on their promise

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Artificial genome could create a ‘blank slate’ human template

This synthetic biology megaproject could show why some people are more susceptible to certain diseases, but critics say its ambitions could get out of hand

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YouTube's Susan Wojcicki Takes on Television

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki discusses the transformation of the online video service, which boasts more than one billion users but little to no profit. Traditional television, she says, is its biggest competitor.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Survey Shows Rapid Growth in Online Shopping

For the first time, consumers say they bought more of their purchases on the web than in stores, according to an annual survey of more than 5,000 online shoppers.
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Amazon Plans $3 Billion India Investment

Amazon plans to invest an additional $3 billion into India, which is emerging as a critical area of growth for the e-commerce giant. The announcement brings Amazon’s total planned investment to $5 billion.
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Vivendi Buys Founders Out of Mobile-Gaming Company

Vivendi is set to buy out the founding family of French mobile-gaming company Gameloft, taking the French media and entertainment group a step closer to rebuilding its videogame franchise..
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Judge to Decide in Days on Expedited Process in Redstone Suit

A judge said it would take a few days to decide whether discovery can be fast-tracked in the lawsuit brought by Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams challenging their removal from the trust that will eventually govern Sumner Redstone’s media holdings.
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Yahoo Lines Up Bids for About 3,000 Patents

Yahoo has kicked off an auction for a portfolio of about 3,000 patents expected to fetch more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Ad Business Full of Nontransparent Practices, Study finds

The Association of National Advertisers said its probe of the advertising business found that rebates and other nontransparent practices are ‘pervasive’ throughout the U.S.
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Missing From Trump's New Hotels: the Family Name

Donald Trump has put his name on everything from bottled water and fragrances to airlines and vineyards—but don’t look for it on his new chain of hotels.
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Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage


Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage
A recall effort against a California judge was announced on Monday in a sexual assault case at Stanford University that ignited public outrage after the defendant was sentenced to a mere six months in jail and his father complained that his son’s life had been ruined for “20 minutes of action” fueled by alcohol and promiscuity.

Gannett, Citing Tribune Shareholder Vote, Continues Merger Pursuit

Gannett will continue its unsolicited $15-a-share cash bid for Tribune, as it believes there is enough shareholder support for a tie-up that Tribune’s board has twice rebuked.
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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, June 07, 2016, is 716.65.

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Blowing hot air: Are wind farms really bad for your health?

Why is Australia spending millions on investigating unfounded claims of "wind turbine syndrome", a probable manifestation of the so-called nocebo effect?

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Genetic test predicts your success in life, but not happiness

Subtle variations across the genome can go a small way in predicting how likely a person is to have a prestigious job, high income and likeable personality

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Carb your enthusiasm: Are bread, pasta and spuds making you fat?

The traditional balanced diet may be way out of whack. To fight obesity and diabetes, doctors and nutritionists are embracing diets that were once called fads

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BuzzFeed Calls Off Ad Deal With RNC Over Donald Trump

BuzzFeed has canceled an advertising deal with the Republican National Committee because of the tone and substance of presumptive nominee Donald Trump’s campaign.
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Playboy Mansion's Neighbor to Buy the Property

The Playboy mansion, a stately 1927 manor in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills, is in contract to be sold to a financier who owns the adjacent property.
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Broadway Looks for a Boost From Tony Awards

‘Hamilton’ could raise viewership for the CBS broadcast, which might help overall box-office sales.
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Viacom's Paramount Stake Sale Hits Wall

If Viacom follows through on plans to sell a stake in its Paramount Pictures movie studio, it will need the buy-in of controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari Redstone.
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Nike Plays Hardball to Keep Its Athletes

Nike is suing one of America’s best Olympic running prospects in an effort to stop him from joining New Balance, a sign of rising tensions between athletes and companies that bankroll Olympic sports.
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Najib Cracked Down on Free Speech to Limit 1MDB Fallout, Journalist Says

A Malaysian journalist who quit his job at a leading newspaper said the government has cracked down on freedom of speech as it tries to limit the fallout from a graft scandal surrounding a state investment fund.
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Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life


Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life
The most devastating part of poverty is that when a lot of people without money are pushed to live in the same neighborhood, it creates an environment that poisons a child's ability to reach their potential.

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Tribune Vote Totals Show 40% Withheld Their Board Votes

The company’s regulatory filing suggests many shareholders favor a merger with Gannett.
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Viacom CEO Disputes Move by Redstone Trustees

Lawyers for Philippe Dauman and George Abrams said the purported ratification of their removal from Sumner Redstone’s trust by a majority of trustees is “meaningless.”
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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, June 06, 2016, is 716.55.

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Human-pig chimeras are being grown – what will they let us do?

Creating pigs that are essentially normal except for one human organ sounds disturbing – but it could one day give us an unlimited supply of organs for transplant  

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Prince’s overdose: How painkillers unleashed a deadly epidemic

With prescription opioids, tolerance to painkilling effects can rise faster than resistance to an overdose. It's a deadly catch-22, says Samantha Murphy

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'Ninja Turtles' Sequel Disappoints

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” this weekend continued a string of recent sequels that significantly underperformed their predecessors.
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U.K. Using Mild Humor to Ramp Up Referendum Turnout

The U.K.’s election regulator wants people to register by Tuesday for this month’s vote on whether Britain should leave the European Union. That is why its TV and internet ads talk about a shiny penguin.
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How We Learned to Stop Hating Big Oil


How We Learned to Stop Hating Big Oil
After half a century, conspiracy theorists are going to have to find a new bogeyman.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Muhammad Ali: Political activist, global humanitarian


Muhammad Ali: Political activist, global humanitarian
A look back at the life of Muhammad Ali, a champion prizefighter whose boxing career took on a political hue almost unprecedented in the world of sports.

The Ultimate Wedding Playlist


The Ultimate Wedding Playlist
In early May, Walt Hickey asked FiveThirtyEight readers to send in their wedding reception set lists, and received 163 playlists with 9,281 songs among them. Here are the results.

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