movies 2014

And the movie industry is also hemorrhaging after an exceptionally bad summer

Movies Have Worst Summer Since 1997. LOS ANGELES — American moviegoers sent a clear message to Hollywood over the summer: We are tired of more of the same. But don’t entirely blame the sequels and... Read More
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The music industry continues to implode, just had its worst month ever

Album Sales In America Just Hit An All-Time Low. U.S. album sales hit 3.97-million last week, the smallest weekly total for album sales since Nielsen SoundScan first began tracking data in 1991, Billboard’s Ed Christman and Glenn... Read More
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544 Young Women Want To Tell The UN About The Urgency Of Climate Change

Members of civil society movements walk out of the U.N. talks on global warming held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The United Nations is looking for a young... Read More
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Why Taxpayers Will Get Stuck With The Bill For The Ferguson Lawsuit

The city of Ferguson, Missouri was hit with a lawsuit Thursday by people who say officers violated their civil rights during the demonstrations against the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. The $40 million federal lawsuit... Read More
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Scientific A-Team saving the world from killer viruses, rogue AI and the paperclip apocalypse

They don’t look like Guardians Of The Galaxy-style superheroes. But the founders of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk may be all that stands between us and global catastrophe. Cambridge, some time after... Read More
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Marco Rubio’s tap dance on immigration: learning why President Obama delicately walks race tightrope

Rubio’s new tune on immigration. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is singing a new tune on immigration as he eyes a possible 2016 presidential run, but it may not be enough to win over disaffected conservatives... Read More
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Punishing Africa for Buying Our Exports

by Tina Dupuy In the 1600s, self-exiled English established the first two European settlements in the New World: Jamestown and Plymouth. One thrived on growing tobacco from ill-gotten Spanish seeds. The other thrived on the... Read More
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First Texas, now Louisiana: Federal Judge overturns another abortion trap law

Federal judge blocks Louisiana law that would have closed state’s abortion clinics. NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) – A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed of... Read More
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Number of dead health workers climbs as Ebola epidemic continues to spread

Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a fresh case of Ebola in a doctor whose husband died from the virus, adding to a growing list of healthcare workers in West Africa hit by the epidemic. The woman’s... Read More
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Strangers will verbally deliver your messages with this app

Artist/writer Miranda July adds app development to her resume with the Somebody app. No matter how many emoticons you use, messaging apps (for the most part) remain a rather impersonal form of communication that fall... Read More
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Iceland raises volcano warning level after latest eruption

Authorities lift warning level over risk from ash to aviation to red after latest eruption in Bardarbunga volcano system. Icelandic authorities have raised their warning level over the risk from ash to aviation to the... Read More
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What a coincidence: Ferguson police now wearing body cameras

Police officers in Ferguson now wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest. (Reuters) – Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed... Read More
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The Evolution of ATM Skimmers

In a little over a decade, ATM skimmers have gone from urban myth to a wildly complex, ever-evolving suite of technologies that has the potential to be the worst nightmare of anyone with a bank... Read More
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Well that didn’t take long: Detroit back to shutting off poor people’s water

After 30-day moratorium, Detroit resumes water shutoffs for delinquent customers. DETROIT (Reuters) – Controversial water shutoffs in Detroit resumed on Tuesday after a month-long moratorium to allow delinquent customers to catch up with past-due bills,... Read More