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Support for Scottish independence growing, poll shows

Support for Scottish independence is increasing three weeks ahead of a referendum, a poll published Friday showed, amid attempts by British Prime Minister David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union. Cameron on Thursday...Show More Summary

Mark Hunt to retire from MMA after fulfilling new six-fight deal with UFC

34 minutes agoMartial Arts / MMA & UFC : MMAmania

So much for those unemployment rumors. Mark Hunt recently sent fight fans into a bit of a frenzy after he published a cryptic tweet implying that he was no longer employed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After Dana White put...Show More Summary

Lisa Tuttle on the Starshipsofa podcast

44 minutes agoOdd : Boing Boing

Tony C Smith writes, You can listen to the 1974 John W. Campbell Award winning Lisa Tuttle on this week's StarShipSofa (MP3) -- Tuttle is an American-born science fiction, fantasy, and horror author who's published more than a dozen novels, seven short story collections, and several non-fiction titles." Read the rest

Teacher Tweeting Threats To Students Still Teaching

Krista Hodges is still employed at California’s Newark Memorial High School in spite of having Tweeted that she wants to stab kids. Doug Oakley at the Oakland Tribune published some of her more threatening tweets, which were collected by Hodges’s colleague over a period of six months. Hodges shared plenty of ideas about how she [...]

Economics Daily Digest: Read this before your Internet goes out

57 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Time Warner Cable Internet Outage Affects Millions (Vanity Fair) Kia Makarechi speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford,...Show More Summary

Keith Webb explains Go! Go! Kokopolo removal, gives progress update on Kokopolo 3D: Space Recipe For Disaster

Even though my company, Tanukii Studios Ltd (basically just me at the mo ;) ) owns all the rights to Kokopolo, the company that helped publish the game was/is called Room 4 Games ltd. They are based in Hungary, but in order for us to work together on the game, they had to set up a company over here in the UK. Show More Summary

Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Author Karen Traviss has published a slew of successful books, from her own Wess'har Wars series to a number of Star Wars, Halo and Gears of War novels. But for her new techno-thriller Going Grey, she decided to walk away from a mainstream publishing contract and self-publish. She explains why. Read more...

Anonymous Site Spurs Talks Between Nikki Finke and Ex-Boss

Ms. Finke has also nearly completed a nonfiction book on Hollywood that will be published by Simon & Schuster.

They’re still trying to silence Anita Sarkeesian

Why the latest escalation from the constant rumbling fulmination that has become Sarkeesian's normal circumstances? Because she published another video in her series of Tropes vs Women critiques: Women as Background Decoration: Part...

Pro-Scottish independence side gaining ground: poll

3 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Support for Scottish independence appears to be gaining ground three weeks ahead of the historic referendum, according to a poll published on Friday. The Survation survey found 47 percent of respondents would vote "Yes" to independence, compared to 53 percent who would vote "No", excluding people who were undecided. Show More Summary

Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year

Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday. In an overview published in The Lancet, they...Show More Summary

Some women still don't underststand 'overdiagnosis' risk in breast screening

A third of women who are given information about the chance of 'overdiagnosis' through the NHS breast screening programme may not fully understand the risks involved, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer (BJC), today (Friday). read more

How To Swim, an instructional manual from 1587

4 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Public Domain Review has scans from "Illustrations from Everard Digby’s De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English treatise on the practice." Here's the complete set.

It’s not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too

4 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Google is two years into developing "Project Wing," which relies on a cross between a plane and a helicopter to deliver goods. It’s not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Shockingly, Chris Christie just lied in a press conference about Pando’s pension coverage

4 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Earlier this year, we published a series of investigative reports by David Sirota, revealing violations of New Jersey’s rules around pension investments. One of the firms with which the Chris Christie administration agreed an investment deal, Chatham Asset management, subsequently threatened to sue Pando unless we retract our reporting. Show More Summary

On the Books: Bruce Springsteen’s publishing a book about a bank-robbing baby

The Boss is jumping on the bandwagon of musicians writing children’s books with the November 4 release of Outlaw Pete,

Teaser video suggests Dyson’s new robot vacuum cleaner may spy on you at all times

Dyson has published a short 25-second video teaser on YouTube that shows the company’s next product – or at least what that product is able to observe around it. Called the “Dyson project N223,” the device should be unveiled on September...Show More Summary

Republicans Court Female Voters By Carefully Explaining That Women Are Wrong

Yesterday, Politico published a leaked report commissioned by two Republican lobbying groups on how the party can better attract female voters. The report, based on a recent poll of 800 female registered voters as well as a series of...Show More Summary

New model predicts patients with type 1 diabetes who will go on to develop major complications

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) presents a new model for predicting which patients with type 1 diabetes will go on to develop major complications, through easily and routinely measured risk factors. Show More Summary

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