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  1. The best US cities to live in to escape the worst effects of climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    Somewhere warm, but not too warm; free from roof-toppling hurricanes and ground-rumbling earthquakes; close to a river or ocean, but far enough to avoid the threats of flooding and sea level rise. "The bottom line is it's going to be bad everywhere," Bruce Riordan , the director of the Climate Readiness Institute at the University of California Berkeley, told Business Insider.

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  2. Incidents of blocking college speakers have recently come from conservativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Last week, the University of California, Berkeley, spent $600,000 on security to assure that Ben Shapiro , a conservative writer, could speak on the campus without being disrupted. Also this month, Charles Murray, whose research is blasted by many as racist, appeared at Harvard University.

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  3. Colleges and universities are protecting students enrolled in DACA programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. Amid the uncertainty, colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs, telling them to be hopeful but plan for the worst.

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  4. Why you probably can't shrink the government and you probably need to pay more in taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 7 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Reducing the size of government has long been a goal for conservatives, but it's been a tough promise to keep even when Republicans are in full control of Congress and the White House. And a new analysis by the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities makes the case that federal spending and revenues will have to grow in the coming decades.

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  5. A new crop of venture capitalists is aiming specifically for international foundersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 30 | Silicon Alley Insider

    These are tense times for foreigners who want to live and work in the U.S., due to President Trump's aggressive remarks and stringent policies about immigration. But skilled immigrants who want to start companies in the U.S. are finding support in a group of venture capitalist investors who aim to ease their challenges.

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  6. Hundreds of black-clad 'antifa' activists confronted Trump supporters at a violent Berkeley rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 28 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Thousands of counter protesters clashed with supporters of President Donald Trump in California on Sunday, leading to more than a dozen arrests, police and witnesses said. A peaceful protest in Berkeley, outside San Francisco, began turning violent around noon as fights broke out with the opposing sides facing off in Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park, which was closed to the public.

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  7. Cyborg bacteria could be the key to a new source of energyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Although most life on Earth relies upon photosynthesis as its source of energy, the process has a weak link: chlorophyll. To that end, scientists have been searching for ways to upgrade natural photosynthesis so humans would be able to capture and use energy from the Sun more efficiently.

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  8. Trump and the right's post-Charlottesville bogeyman is...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    After violence and chaos descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month during a rally for white supremacists and neo-Nazis, another lesser-known group in attendance suddenly shot into the mainstream political vernacular: "antifa." "They show up in the helmets and the black masks and they've got clubs, they've got everything," he said.

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  9. Social-media users are trying to identify people who attended the violent Charlottesville rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Peter Cvjetanovic along with Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 11, 2017. Following the violent protests that killed three people and injured scores in Charlottesville, Virginia, users on various social media channels are trying to identify people who allegedly participated in the white nationalist rally.

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  10. A man was fired from his job after a photo of him at the deadly...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    White nationalists who participated in the deadly rally in Charlottesville last weekend are being identified on social media, and one man has lost his job as a result. Top Dog, a hot dog restaurant in Berkeley, California, said it fired employee Cole White on Saturday after the man was named by a Twitter account devoted to outing rally participants.

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  11. A former Google data scientist studied thousands of people on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Google data scientist who combed through Wikipedia to find what successful people had in common. The question on Seth Stephens-Davidowitz's mind is: What does it take to actually attain that level of prominence? The short answer, according to his analysis of thousands of Wikipedia pages: Grow up near a big college town that is diverse and somewhat urban.

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  12. How to tell if you're going to break up, according to a psychologist...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    How to tell if you're going to break up, according to a psychologist who's studied couples for decades Have you ever been in the middle of a heated argument when the other person suddenly pulls out their phone and starts texting? This behavior, known as stonewalling, fits into a category that marriage therapist John Gottman has identified as one of four signs a couple is headed for a breakup. Gottman and University of California Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson spent 14 years studying 79 married American couples to find out what - if anything - those who divorced had in common.

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  13. How much borrowers pay to attend the top public universities in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A college education is a huge investment of both time and money - so it's helpful to know which schools and programs are worth it. Nitro, an online resource that helps incoming college students plan their education financing, examined median student-loan debt and median earnings 10 years after graduation at the top 20 public colleges and universities in the US, as ranked by US News and World Report.

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  14. What 25 highly successful people were doing at age 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Before becoming the leader of the free world, Donald Trump, for example, was born into a real estate development family and inherited his father's business at 25 . Focus Brands group president Kat Cole, on the other hand, saw her 20s as more transformative years, working her way up the ladder from a Hooters waitress to the company's vice president by the time she was 26. To illustrate how no two paths to success are alike, we've highlighted what 25 highly successful people were doing at age 25. At 25, the young real-estate developer was given control of his father's company, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which he later renamed the Trump Organization, according to Bio .

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  15. Here's where rising temperatures will have the biggest impact on the economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    It's no surprise that climate change will hit some places harder than others. Hot places will get even hotter while parts of the frigid north will become more temperate.

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  16. Here's where the US will take the biggest economic hit from a warming ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    It's no surprise that climate change will hit some places harder than others. Hot places will get even hotter while parts of the frigid north will become more temperate.

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  17. A new map reveals where changing temperatures could drive up mortality rates in the USRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Climate change is projected to cause higher mortality in many parts of the United States, according to a new report published in the journal Science. The report 's authors calculated the expected change in mortality by county across the US, and found the risks are distributed very unevenly.

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  18. Why the latest wave of terrorism will get worse before it gets betterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The latest attacks in London and Manchester - like last year's attacks in Orlando, Florida and St. Cloud, Minnesota - epitomize what I call the newest form of terrorism. The newest terrorists aim to kill as many people as possible, as frequently as possible, as horrifically as possible, intimately, suicidally, with the most accessible weapons, in the most accessible public spaces.

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  19. Our sun may have an evil twin called 'Nemesis' that killed off the dinosaursRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A new model on how stars are formed has added weight to the hypothesis that most - if not all - stars are born in a litter with at least one sibling. Our own star at the center of the solar system is probably no exception, and some astronomers suspect that the sun's estranged twin might be the evil one, blaming it for the death of the dinosaurs .

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  20. For the first time in my life, I'm afraid of the First AmendmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    As a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, I have been forced of late to spend too much time thinking about Nazis . In mid-May, a handful of white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, xenophobes, and recreational racists-among them Richard Spencer-marched through one of our parks with flaming torches in support of a Robert E. Lee statue that has been slated to be sold by the City Council.

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