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What are the chances that Greece will jump the gun on the referendum and announce it's leaving the euro on Monday while the banks are closed?  
Greek banks are to close and capital controls imposed, the prime minister says, amid fears of a default and possible exit from the eurozone.
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This is really interesting, and promising:
"‘‘We found that the guys here in the gut make neurochemicals. We didn’t know that. Now, if they make this stuff here, does it have an influence there?..."
"Anxiety, depression and several pediatric disorders, including autism and hyperactivity, have been linked with gastrointestinal abnormalities. Microbial transplants were not invasive brain surgery, and that was the point: Changing a patient’s bacteria might be difficult but it still seemed more straightforward than altering his genes."
The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.
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The sad thing is that it took the state MONTHS to admit it had no legal case for taking the kids from their parents.
 
Parents Weren't Sure How Their Little Girl Fractured Her Leg, So CPS Took the Kids. 

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Over here in the Pacific NW, we usually (this year is an exception) get so little sunlight that vitamin D is often a concern for lots of people.  Of course, they were in Chicago....
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At last!  New Mexico is first to ban civil forfeiture.  Which state will be next?
New Mexicans score a big win for property rights and the rule of law.
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It's useful to see not only what languages are spoken by how many people, but what the geographic breakdowns are, and which languages are being studied as a second language by how many people.
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According to the CBO: "...spending growth will far outpace revenue growth" even if tax and spending policies don't change.
By 2040, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that U.S. revenue and spending will both rise as a percent of the economy, but spending will far outpace revenue, pushing debt to 100% of gross domestic product.
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"Across the country, police departments from Seattle to New York and Dallas to Salt Lake City are rethinking notions of policing that have held sway for 40 years, making major changes to how officers are trained in even the most quotidian parts of their work."
But: "The training regimens at nearly all of the nation’s police academies continue to emphasize military-style exercises, including significant hours spent practicing drill, formation and saluting, ..."
And: "Officials say that given the combination of lower crime and elevated public mistrust of the police, defusing heated situations is simply better policing."
I'm glad to see there is starting to be a focus on de-escalation, community policing, and respecting individuals at many police departments across the country.
Seattle is one of many cities where police departments are changing their training tactics after a series of fatal shootings around the country increased scrutiny on police operations.
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"Bad boss!"  :-)
well that is certainly easier than forcing that boss to listen to on Weird Al some in a loop, but still a good song to sneak in as his startup sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4. Comment ¬ Cancel reply. NAME — Get a Gravatar. EMAIL. Website URL. Your browser does not support the ...
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If crewed spaceflight is to survive, Americans need to worry less about where to go and instead just get off the ground.
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Government is never going to get us there.
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"The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it."
The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.
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This research is really interesting. I wonder if the scale at which quantum effects "go away" would be significantly different if performed deep deep in space where space time is flatter?
 
No Schrodinger's cats on earth thanks to Einstein.
Einstein's theory of time and space will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Even today it captures the imagination of scientists. Scientists have now discovered that this world-famous theory can explain yet another puzzling phenomenon: the transition from quantum behavior to our classical, everyday world.
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Wow.  This hack has so many implications not only for America's human intelligence programs, but for ways of attacking nearly all US agencies by subverting people, by doing simple social hacking and even spear phishing.
Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees’ security background checks, the Obama administration said Friday — news that experts say could deal a devastating blow to U.S. intelligence gathering.The revelations came just a week after officials disclosed a previous massive cyber intrusion...
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Physics, 1989 - 1993
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Materials Science & Engineering, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Japanese, 1994 - 1994
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