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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:37am

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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Giants Win World Series, Ending Royals' Storybook Season

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:35am

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 last night in Kansas City.

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In 'Goodbye To Language,' Jean-Luc Godard Seeks New Ways To Make Pictures

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:17am

At 83, the Franco-Swiss auteur has made another complex visual poem, this time using 3D technology. The film bubbles with invention, thanks to jittery editing and a jumble of photographic styles.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:15am

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:04am

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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'The Great Invisible' Views An Environmental Catastrophe From Many Sides

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:55am

Margaret Brown's soft-spoken documentary examines the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The film recognizes an instinct toward simplistic polarization, but pushes gently against it.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:15am

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a right-wing Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site.

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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:58am

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

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Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:31am

The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.

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Wade Bowen, 'Long Enough To Be A Memory'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:30am

The Texas singer-songwriter revives the country archetype of the drifter in this reflective, gentle song about being in between homes.

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Nurse In Maine Breaches Quarantine With Bike Ride

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:24am

Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.

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Banks: Tiny Desk Concert

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:36am

On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.

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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:28am

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:04am

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:36am

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

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VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O-Lanterns

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:25am

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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Top Stories: Secularists Win Tunisian Election; Burkina Faso Unrest

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:13am

Also: The San Francisco Giants win the World Series; lava continues to creep toward a Hawaiian village; and researchers discover a new frog species on Staten Island.

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Angry Mob Sets Fire To Parliament In Burkina Faso

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:41am

Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling party's headquarters in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:09am

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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