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Quantia snags $10M for social networking site for doctors

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: rangizzz/Shutterstock<p>Quantia, an online community for doctors and the healthcare companies that want to market to …

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Private equity has money coming out of its ears, but can’t find enough ways to spend it

The world’s largest private equity firms are facing a problem often confronted by rich individuals: so much money, so little to buy. The situation has put pressure on those companies to find ways to deploy their capital before their time window for spending it expires, which could hurt future …

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Bitcoin is real money, says US district court

Bitcoin's status as a form of unregulated virtual money doesn't mean it's not subject to US currency laws, a federal district court has found. In a published decision from August 6th, Judge Amos Mazzant ruled that the SEC's case against an alleged Bitcoin Ponzi scheme master could go forward. …

Our obesity crisis won't be solved by 'fitspiration'

Of course it's better to be fit than too thin, but any fixating on an unattainable body image doesn't help self-loathing women<p>First, a confession: as far as physical fitness goes, my interest has at best been lacklustre. I was suspicious of the perceived sadistic intentions of PE teachers, and …

How Biological Patents Promote Research And Save Lives

Patenting viruses doesn't restrict research--it gives an incentive to do more research.<p>In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people can't patent isolated human genes, which it considers a product of nature, but they can patent something exceptionally similar: cDNA, a synthesized copy from …

Antiabortion legislation endangers lives

TRAP laws lead to more unplanned pregnancies and a greater number of unsafe abortions<p>Over the past two years, conservatives have successfully maneuvered around <i>Roe v. Wade</i> to enact sweeping abortion restrictions across the country. In the first half of 2013, lawmakers enacted 43 pieces of …

3 Ways To Be Less Stupid Today

Step one: After you finish this article, write down what you think of it. (A tweet counts!)<p>Sally Adee went on a <i>foolhardy</i> mission–to understand stupidity. She returned with some clarifying insights that could help make us all a little smarter.<p>Adee, who’s a features editor at the <i>New Scientist</i>, spent …

Critical Thinking

An Ode to Tofu

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella shows you how to make tofu the main attraction of your dinner.</i><p>I remember …

Coconut Crusted Chicken with Cashew Curry Sauce

Sun's Magnetic Field to Reverse: What It Means

The flip could come in the next three to four months, scientists say.<p><b>The sun's magnetic field, which spans the solar system, is just months away from flipping, observatory measurements show.</b><p>"This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system," solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford …

13 Of The Most Inspirational Things Ke$ha Has Ever Said

She might be the music industry's go-to party girl, but she's also totally a feminist hero. Her animals knew this all along!

Best Craigslist Missed Connection Ever? The Heartbreaking Story Of Lost Subway Love

A man recently penned what may very well be the ultimate missed connection ever published on Craigslist.<p>With a bit of imagination, the tremendous post reveals the story of two straphangers who rode the Q train for 60 years together, surviving on candy handouts. The man notices the woman, with …

The Snowden Effect, Continued

<b>Edward Snowden</b>, now enjoying the benefits bestowed by that champion of democracy and civil liberties Vladimir Putin, continues to employ his mystical Ninja whistleblower powers to drive the administration crazy. So crazy, in fact, that it's listening to John McCain on serious foreign policy …

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Nairobi: Second worst city in the world?

Aerial view of Nairobi city. Image via Demosh on Flickr (Creative Commons)<p>A report ranking quality of life in cities around the world has declared Nairobi one of the worst. Though the report was published in July, netizens only drew attention to the report this weekend.<p>Kenya's capital was listed …

Citizen Journalism

NWA: 'Our raps are documentary. We don't take sides'

In south central Los Angeles, Ice Cube, chief rapper with NWA, is handing out a few tips on how to get the best out of the neighbourhood. It is a hot weekday morning but the porches of the wooden bungalows that line the street are empty and the air is strangely quiet.<p>"If you sat on this porch at …

Roger Goodell's secret relocation plans

We cannot tell you how we got a hold of this, and even if we did you wouldn't believe us.<p>You probably suspect that the NFL has private files describing several possible relocation scenarios -- teams in London, Los Angeles, Toronto and so on. That's just the tip of a very dark, detailed iceberg, as …

Fantasy Football 2013: Late-Round Sleepers Who Will Win You a Championship

The 2013 NFL preseason has officially begun, and that is the universal signal to fantasy football owners that it’s draft season once again.<p>While it is incredibly important to pick a team full of strong players that will undoubtedly succeed in the early rounds, taking educated risks in the waning …

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