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Google, Tencent, and Sequoia invest in pharmaceutical startup XtalPi

< 1 minute agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — Alphabet’s Google, Tencent Holdings, and Sequoia Capital China have joined a $15 million B series funding round for Boston- and Shenzhen-based artificial intelligence (AI) pharmaceutical firm XtalPi. Sequoia led the round, which brings the startup’s total funding amount to $20 million, XtalPi and Google said in statements on Wednesday. XtalPi uses AI, cloud […]

Scotland’s Sistema orchestra faces 50 percent cut

1 minute agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Big Noise orchestra in Raploch, Stirling, which has been conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, seems likely to lose half of its local authority funding. Supporters are raising the alarm.  

1 dead in attack on Save the Children office

Afghan officials say gunmen stormed charity's office in Nangahar province, where both ISIS and Taliban militants operate

Facebook Just Created Its Own Unit of Time

1 minute agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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The Battle of the Georgetown Mill

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  E d Green worked in Georgetown, South Carolina’s steel mill for almost four decades, overlapping with his father, who helped build the mill. Show More Summary

Olympic Contender Adam Rippon: 'Being Gay Is Part of Who I Am'

We've never seen an athlete like this — bold, outspoken, and not afraid to piss off the vice president. Before heading to South Korea, Rippon talks to The Advocate about this incredible moment.

The Real Reason No One’s Buying Your Traditional Contract Lifecycle Management System … Part I

… has not changed in eight years. We’re still in the situation that, to be blunt, many of these solutions can still be built by a high school student with Microsoft Access and mad visual basic scripting skills. Think about the following selling points: Centralize all of your contracts Guess what – so does a […]

Bigger, Faster Avalanches, Triggered by Climate Change

3 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

A deadly 2016 glacier collapse in Tibet surpassed scientists’ expectations — until it happened again. They worry it’s only the beginning.

How to Save on National Park Visits in 2018

From the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone Park, and the Everglades to Acadia, national parks across the U.S. attract more than 300 million visitors every year. The national park system contains 417 diverse and spectacular sites, including parks in Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin...

Four takeaways from the short-lived shutdown

On Monday, Congress ended a short-lived government shutdown, voting to fund both a popular children’s health-care program and government operations for another few weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) got 33 Democratic...Show More Summary

Oscar Nominations 2018: The Complete List

The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards have been announced. Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" leads with 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Original... For more, visit our blog !


IF YOU’RE OBSESSING ABOUT YOUR EARLOBES, YOU MIGHT NEED SOMETHING BETTER TO DO:  This hot beauty trend can give you younger-looking ears.

Trilobites: Ancient Crocodiles Once Feasted on Giant Tortoises on This Island

4 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

Bite marks on fossils found on an atoll near eastern Africa suggest that this paradise for the world’s most common giant tortoise may have once been a much scarier place.

How to Claim Social Security Benefits While Living Abroad

The benefits of being an American do not stop at the border, which is excellent news for retirees looking to live abroad. In particular, expatriates are free to collect their Social Security benefits while living abroad in an adopted country. (See also: 13 Financial Steps to Take Before Retiring...

Don't Make These 7 Common Mistakes When Choosing a Career Path

Choosing a career is no easy task. Deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life is tough to say the least. What if you make the wrong choice? What if you choose something that makes you miserable, or leads to stress and money worries? What if something terrible happens to that...

Turkey in deadly Kurdish militia clashes as US sounds alarm

The Turkish army on Tuesday clashed with Kurdish militia in Syria in an operation that has already left three of its soldiers dead, as the United States voiced alarm that the offensive could endanger attempts to end the Syrian civil war. Show More Summary

The Unfathomable Joy of My Car’s Rearview Monitor

Kogonada writes about a family obsession with the rearview camera monitor in a car.

Indian Removal: A New Play Tells the Story of Trump’s Favorite President

4 minutes agoNews : The Daily Beast

Courtesy Colin Hovde/Arena Stage Playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Cherokee grandmother married an Irishman. “He was Nagle, that’s where my name comes from,” she explains. “My Irish side came to America in the 1840s potato famine. His side objected to him marrying an Indian. Show More Summary

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