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To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:14

Most telescope cameras can only capture a small patch of sky at a time. But a new camera has a much larger field of view, and its backers are hoping for help in deciphering its reams of data.

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'I'm Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner's Mother And Widow Speak

Wed, 2014-12-03 17:37

When asked if she would accept an apology from Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold during the arrest that killed him, Esaw Garner answered, "Hell no."

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Protests Spread In New York And Beyond Over Eric Garner Case

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:40

As word spread of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a Staten Island man, so did plans for protests. A key target: the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

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#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And Race

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:19

A grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case sparked anger, protests, and a Twitter conversation about the idea that the police treat people differently based on their race.

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Attorney General Holder Announces U.S. Inquiry Into Garner Case

Wed, 2014-12-03 15:46

"The Justice Department will proceed with a federal civil rights investigation of Mr. Garner's death," Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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The Ant's Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New Terms

Wed, 2014-12-03 15:02

The new additions range from pop culture (xlnt; permadeath) to business-speak (algorithmic trading). We present a list selected by the editors.

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Protesters Use #DieIn To Rally In Aftermath Of Grand Jury Decision

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:55

The protests — at Grand Central Terminal and other places — follow the announcement that a New York police officer won't be indicted in the death of Eric Garner over the summer.

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Cooking With Wilbur: Recipes From A South Indian Village

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:53

If you'd like to try pepper water (it's hot hot hot) or day-old rice (it tastes better than it sounds), we've got the scoop.

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Keyboardist Ian McLagan Dies At 69

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:19

He was in the English rock bands Small Faces and Faces, and also played keyboard for the Rolling Stones. McLagan died today in Austin, Texas. He was 69.

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A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:02

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

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17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:37

Texas, which is leading the states, filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. State Attorney General Greg Abbott said the president's action "tramples" the Constitution.

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In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:22

In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.

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In New York, Video Chat Trumps Quarantine To Combat TB

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:22

Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.

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A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:22

A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rates.

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Hey, College Kids: You Really Can Minor In Craft Beer Studies

Wed, 2014-12-03 11:51

Paul Smith's College, in upstate New York, is among a handful of higher ed institutions offering coursework in craft beer. Be forewarned: The classes are heavier on the science than the partying.

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One Jong Un To Rule Them All: N. Koreans Banned From Using Leader's Name

Wed, 2014-12-03 11:33

Those who already share Kim Jong Un's name must change it. That's according to South Korean media, which cited an official North Korean directive.

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From German Teen To ISIS Jihadist: A Father's Struggle To Understand

Wed, 2014-12-03 11:13

Manfred Karg's 19-year-old son, a convert to Islam, is one of at least 60 Germans killed fighting alongside ISIS militants. Karg says efforts to stop the flow to Syria and Iraq are taking too long.

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American Couple Detained In Qatar Allowed To Return Home

Wed, 2014-12-03 10:56

Qatari officials had accused Matthew and Grace Huang of murdering their 8-year-old adopted daughter last year. The Huangs, who were acquitted on appeal, argued that their case had racial overtones.

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N.Y.C. Grand Jury Does Not Indict Officer In Chokehold Case

Wed, 2014-12-03 10:54

The encounter between Eric Garner and officer Daniel Pantaleo caused an uproar after video footage was released. It showed Garner gasping, "I can't breathe."

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Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Declaration Of War Against ISIS

Wed, 2014-12-03 10:43

Paul introduced the measure because he said President Obama does not have the authority to wage a war against the so-called Islamic State.

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