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1 hr ago | Scientific American

A Bold Critic of the Big Bang's "Smoking Gun"

David Spergel explains why a widely publicized gravitational-wave discovery could be wrong, and how it could affect the public's perception of science WMAP three year picture of the infant universe.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Stanford University, Princeton, NJ

3 hrs ago | The Nation

Western-style democracy can run counter to good governance: Mahbubani

MERITOCRACY, pragmatism and honesty are the three core elements of success for governments of the future, and they are not necessarily hallmarks of Western-style democracy, said Professor Kishore Mahbubani, dean of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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7 hrs ago | Anders Jacobsen's blog

Canvas Fingerprinting User Tracking Is A Better Alternative to Cookies, and Very Difficult To Block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites,... Canvas Fingerprinting User Tracking Is Very Difficult To Block [ mashable.com ] The type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor's web browser to draw a hidden image, and was first documented in a upcoming ... (more)

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Related Topix: Belgium, World News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Suria

India's lax antibiotic controls raise...

An Indian pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without asking for a doctor's prescription.

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Related Topix: World News, India,

Log Cabin Democrat

Yesterdays July 24

Work of razing the old frame cottage, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Dunaway on the corner of College and Oliver streets was begun today, and a modern six-room and two-bath frame residence will be erected on the same site.

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Related Topix: Conway, AR, Family, Teenagers

Science Daily

The birth of topological spintronics: New material combo could lead to more efficient computers

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic is the first promising indication that it may be possible to build a practical technology with a novel material known as a 'topological insulator.'

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Related Topix: Computers, Penn State University Park, State University, AR, Cornell University

Switched

The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo

Ah, the dog days of summer, sticky and stagnant, similar to the way people are feeling about Facebook these days.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Politico

Federal sites tracking users via plugin - Legislation: Not dead yet ...

FEDERAL SITES TRACKING USERS VIA PLUGIN The free website plugin AddThis, deployed on 16 federal websites including whitehouse.gov and dhs.gov, tracks users of those sites in a way that is essentially impossible to stop, according to new research.

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Related Topix: AddThis, World News, Belgium, Politico

Town Topics

Arrested Princeton Professor to Fight Theft Allegations in Superior Court

Princeton resident and Princeton University Professor John Mulvey, 67, was arrested last week at Princeton Police Department headquarters after an investigation by Detective Sergeant Christopher Quaste and Detective Adam Basatemur into the theft of business signs belonging to Princeton Computer Tutor and Repairs.

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Related Topix: Princeton, NJ

The Times of India

Is the share button sharing your browsing history?

Using hidden codes, the mechanism gets important information about the user's browser type, graphics card, system fonts and even display properties.

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Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Privacy

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Free Republic

Russian Influence Operations in Washington

But people also came from Pat Buchanan's American Conservative magazine and the Ron Paul Institute.

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Related Topix: New York University, Journalism

The Washington Post

Martin R. Hoffmann dies; Army secretary helped guide academy through scandal

Martin R. Hoffmann, a lawyer and onetime enlisted soldier who became secretary of the Army and helped guide the service through a high-profile cheating scandal at the West Point military academy in the mid-1970s, died July 14 at a hospital in Warrenton, Va.

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Related Topix: West Point, NY, United States Military Academy, The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, James Garner

The Fresno Bee

7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

They argued that some players won't be fairly compensated under the plan, especially those whose awards would be reduced or negated because of prior strokes or other factors.

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Chemical & Engineering News

Paul Chirik To Lead Organometallics

The American Chemical Society has appointed Paul J. Chirik , the Edward S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University , as the new editor-in-chief of the ACS journal Organometallics .

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology, Texas A&M University

Publishers' Weekly

All men are Created Equal: Danielle Allen

"For me one of the Declaration's great lessons and spiritual qualities is this amazing conviction it has in the intellectual capacity of ordinary human beings," says Danielle Allen, professor of social science at Princeton University, in reference to a course on the Declaration of Independence that she taught for many years at the University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, Illinois

Time

Ramadan, Day 25: Restraining the Tongue

The holy month of Ramadan is a time of deep reflection for Muslims worldwide. Over the 30 days of Ramadan, Imam Sohaib Sultan of Princeton University will offer contemplative pieces on contemporary issues drawing from the wisdoms of the Qur'an - the sacred scripture that Muslims revere as the words of God and God's final revelation to humanity.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Art Daily

Rutgers-Camden researcher builds archive of translated Anglo-Saxon narrative poetry

For centuries, the epic poem 'Beowulf' has been held as the gold standard of Anglo-Saxon poetry.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Rutgers University

Examiner.com

The Setting in your story

So you write a short story or novel and it falls flat; it's lifeless, and you wonder why the images and the story plot are not bouncing off the pages and standing as three-dimensional icons.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Biography Movies, A Beautiful Mind, Mystery Movies

The Jersey Journal

PETA: Princeton University researchers, students tormented monkey in plastic exercise ball

PRINCETON - An animal rights group filed complaints today with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, alleging lab employees at Princeton University tormented at least one young monkey by placing it in a plastic exercise ball and rolling it down the halls "for their own amusement."

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Related Topix: Activism, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science

The Times of Trenton

Sweeney: Investment in Princeton University, research institutions spurs N.J. economy

Senate President Steve Sweeney toured Princeton University's Kang Lab today as Molecular Biology Professor Yibin Kang lead him past students researching cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Biology, Science, New Jersey

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