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App shakes up earthquake science by turning users into sensors

a shared story    3 hours 53 minutes ago
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Smartphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future, thanks to a new app launched Friday designed to track tremors and potentially save the lives of its users. Its inventors say the app, released by the...(more) 



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Is climate change giving the Great Barrier Reef herpes?

a shared story    3 hours 53 minutes ago
Herpes: Nobody wants ’em, everyone’s got ’em — even, it turns out, the Great Barrier Reef. Or, rather, a herpes-like virus is invading the Great Barrier Reef. And according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, this and other viral infections...(more) 




Shaquille O'Neal named finalist for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

a shared story    3 hours 53 minutes ago
Former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal was announced as a finalist for the 2016 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. O'Neal, who played 19 years in the NBA, won three titles with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers (2000-02) and one in Miami...(more) 



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Depression linked to genes inherited from Neanderthals: study

a shared story    4 hours 52 minutes ago
After a massive study linking tens of thousands of modern people's medical records to their genetic histories, certain genes inherited from Neanderthals have been linked to psychiatric disorders, blood clotting and addictive behaviors, researchers said Friday. The legacy of human ancestors from Africa interbreeding with Neanderthals...(more) 



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Fashion Diary: Kanye West’s Yeezy Came, but Did It Conquer?

a shared story    4 hours 52 minutes ago
The hip-hop star took over Madison Square Garden to show off his latest fashion collection and hold a listening party for his new album, “The Life of Pablo.” 



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Milly: Fall 2016 RTW

a shared story    4 hours 52 minutes ago
Michelle Smith presents her fall show. 

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Jesse Owens, a Film Hero Once Again

a shared story    4 hours 52 minutes ago
A new biopic about the sprinter, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, casts him as a symbol of black excellence. 



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Chicago teen shot in leg no stranger to gunfire

a shared story    4 hours 53 minutes ago
Alex, 16, knows what to do when she hears gunfire outside her West Humboldt Park home: Turn out the lights, lock the door and wait. That's what she did in November when shots rang out. A 27-year-old upstairs neighbor had been shot. Her mother pounded on...(more) 



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The Latest: Cruz ad puts Clinton in 'Office Space'

a shared story    4 hours 53 minutes ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): 



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Mariachis and 'Cielito Lindo' welcome Pope Francis to Mexico City

a shared story    4 hours 53 minutes ago
Pope Francis arrived Friday night on his first trip as pontiff to the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country of Mexico, following a historic meeting in Cuba with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and looking ahead to a pointed and problematic mission. Mexican President Enrique Peña...(more) 



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Could Matt Forte's next stop in NFL be with Packers?

a shared story    4 hours 53 minutes ago
The decision to bid Matt Forte farewell does not come as a surprise. Nor did it come down to money for the Bears. Forte will find a job in free agency and could be productive for another few seasons, but it won't be in Chicago after...(more) 



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Visa's investment in Square represents about 1 percent stake

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Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, said on Friday it currently has about a 1 percent stake in mobile payments company Square Inc based on a 2011 investment. Visa told Reuters its current holdings are just more than 4.19 million shares...(more) 



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