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‘Game of Thrones’ star Alfie Allen on why Theon’s torment gets easier to watch

Are you feeling sorry for him yet? Theon Greyjoy — that callous, ambitious and ultimately murderous former Stark ward —

Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

The recent Yokahama IPCC meeting painted a stark warning on the possible effects of gases such as methane – which has a greenhouse effect 32 times that of carbon dioxide. Now a team of Swiss-German researchers have shown that humic substances...Show More Summary

What If Game Of Throne Houses Were Businesses?

What if the houses from Game of Thrones – you know, the Starks, the Lannisters – lived in the present day and owned businesses? Which sectors do you reckon they’d be involved in? We’ve taken a look at other imagined pop culture characters’...Show More Summary

Aid & development links: HIV in West Papua, Solomons floods, UK aid target and more

Bad news on global warming last week, with the latest IPCC report concluding that global warming is depleting fresh water and crops, destroying coral reefs and melting the Arctic. See here eight stark graphs from the report. US Secretary...Show More Summary

District of Compensation, Just and Otherwise

Pete Stark’s name didn’t come up Tuesday night at the Castro Valley Library candidates forum for the congressional district Stark represented from 1972 to 2012. The fact that nobody seemed to miss the California Democrat should serve as a warning to politicians who think they own their seats. Show More Summary

St. Jude Medical's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call April 16, 2014 8:00 AM ET Executives Daniel J. Starks – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Donald J. Zurbay – Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer Eric S. Show More Summary

Declining catch rates in Caribbean green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua's legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida. read more

Credit Suisse Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call April 16, 2014 03:00 ET Executives Christian Stark – IR Brady Dougan – CEO David Mathers – CFO Analysts Huw Van Steenis – Morgan Stanley Fiona Swaffield – RBC Matt Spick –Show More Summary

‘Formula One Pit Stops 1950 & Today’, A Look At How Much Auto Racing Has Changed In 60 Years

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“Formula One Pit Stops 1950 & Today” is a short comparison of two Formula One racing pit stops, the first from the 1950 Indianapolis 500 and the second from a 2013 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. It’s a pretty stark contrast between the minute-plus first stop involving four mechanics in white coveralls and the team [...]

1 -1 Interview: Rebecca Hall on 'Transcendence'

Of all the up and coming actresses going today, Rebecca Hall easily has one of the best careers. After battling with Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, Hall signed up for Wally Pfister‘s directing debut in Transcendence, where she plays against Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, and Morgan Freeman and holds her own and then some. [...]

Obscenely high CEO salaries are stark marker of U.S. wealth gap

A beginning elementary school teacher in a small district in California makes around $40,000 per year. That’s 2 or 3 thousand dollars more than poor Larry Ellison brings in -- but Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp., earns it in an hou...

The Price Is Wrong

By Antonio Fatas: The euro area inflation came lower than expected in March and this has raised concerns about deflation (or "lowflation" as labelled by the IMF). In today's Financial Times , Jurgen Stark, a former ECB board member argues that deflation or low inflation is not a problem. Show More Summary

Happy birthday, Maisie Williams! 17 reasons to love 'Game of Thrones' deadliest lady

Big birthday wishes go out to "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams. The woman better known as Arya Stark -- aka the easiest Stark to cheer for -- turns 17 today (April 15).In honor of Maisie's big day, here's a list of 17 reasons why the world has fallen in love with her. Show More Summary

In Baltimore McDonald's, a Stark Lesson on US Prisons

In the course of writing about how a gang called the Black Guerrilla Family began calling the shots inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker sought to track down people who had done time at the facility. He struck gold in an unusual spot: A...

When Women Take to the Sea to Provide Safe Abortions

The Women on Waves ship heads to international waters to dispense the abortion pill to women in need. The documentary Vessel begins starkly, with the reveal of a typed plea from a woman in Morocco in 2012. Her words are full of desperation: she needs to get an abortion but the procedure is illegal in her country. Show More Summary

Maps Reveal A Starkly Segregated NYC

Using census data, a Chicago grad student and blogger has created an interesting series of maps to examine the racial breakdown of New York City. Intrigued by a University of Michigan study suggesting that New York is the second-most-segregated metropolitan area in the U.S. Show More Summary

OH: SARTA Launches MedLine Transportation Services for People with Medicaid Waivers

To continue to meet the needs of the people of Stark County, SARTA has recently launched its new MedLine Transportation Services.

Obama And Putin Speak

The two leaders spoke by phone Monday. A Russian foreign ministry statement about the leaders’ phone call described a situation in Ukraine starkly different from the picture painted by U.S. officials and Western news outlets. U.S. officials have accused Russian-backed paramilitaries and militia forces of taking over government buildings in eastern Ukraine, less than two […]

Sunny Southern Slip Time

Here in the south west of England Spring has well and truly sprung. It was quite surprising traveling south last weekend and seeing how stark the difference is over those 400 miles. Up in Galloway the leaves on the Hawthorne … Continue reading ?

Super Mom! Leah Messer Stays Strong After Hearing Daughter Ali’s Devastating Diagnosis on ‘Teen Mom 2’

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare. But as Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer confronted the stark reality of her four-year-old daughter Ali’s genetic test results on last night’s season finale,… READ ON

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