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China online quiz craze lures prize seekers, tech giants

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - It seems like a game everyone wins: some of China's biggest tech companies, looking to hook in new consumers, are using cash prizes to draw millions of contenders to mobile-based online quiz shows.

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UPDATE 1-Iraq, Orion sign deal to process gas from giant oilfield

BAGHDAD, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Iraq agreed a deal with U.S. energy company Orion on Monday to process natural gas extracted at its giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield.

Television nytimes.com

After a Wild Week for Trump, ‘S.N.L.’ Asks, ‘What Even Matters Anymore?’

“Saturday Night Live” featured a particularly topical game show hosted by Jessica Chastain and plenty of coverage of the saga of Stormy Daniels.

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Disillusioned host finds 'nothing matters'

"Saturday Night Live" opened its episode by spoofing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and White House Dr. Ronny Jackson delivering the results of Trump's latest physical exam.

Psychology and Psychologists nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Is Trump Warping Our Sense of Time?

The past year has been an emotional roller coaster. Did it feel long, or did the time fly by? It depends.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: 100 Million Dead Trees Prompt Fears of Giant Wildfires

Friday: A new wildfire threat, the L.A. Times’s chief executive is accused of inappropriate behavior, the millionaire-exodus scenario and surfing as the official state sport.

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France says no for now to Johnson's idea of giant Channel bridge

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson's idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first.

Musk Oxen nytimes.com

Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.

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Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said.

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Tennis: Giant killers Bencic and Zhang tumble back to earth

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Memo: Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. But Does the Exact Word Matter?

If the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.

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Simone Biles is champion -- that's what matters

As the #MeToo movement continues to grow, American gymnast Simone Biles is the latest woman to come forward with a horrific story alleging sexual exploitation. Biles joins a long list (more than 140 to date) of other athletes who have accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Biles and other gymnasts also say that USA Gymnasts pressured them into silence and allowed the abuse to continue -- allegations that USA Gymnastics denies.

Government Contracts and Procurement nytimes.com

Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies.

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

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BRIEF-Shell Announces Redevelopment Of Penguins Field In UK North Sea

* ANNOUNCES A FINAL INVESTMENT DECISION ON REDEVELOPMENT OF PENGUINS OIL AND GAS FIELD IN UK NORTH SEA

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UPDATE 1-Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

BEIJING/COPENHAGEN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at Chinese children.

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Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at Chinese children.

Crime and Criminals nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline

Disadvantaged people benefited the most from it. And nonprofits deserve more credit for it.

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Why Walmart's bait and switch matters

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Tillerson tells State Dept. staff 'values matter'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave an impassioned speech to State Department staff about the value of diversity and the importance of treating people with respect on Friday, just a day after his boss, President Donald Trump, drew ire for allegedly describing certain nations as "shithole countries."

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United...

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Ancient village uncovered in Spanish water reservoir

Take a look at 32 photos of the week from January 5 through January 11.

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Western taste for bamboo art is transforming an ancient tradition

When Japan opened up to the world in the middle of the 19th century, Western merchant ships were quick to return home with exotic art from the once reclusive nation. The private galleries and curiosity shops of London and Paris were flooded with Japanese woodblock prints, calligraphy and ceramics.

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BRIEF-Allegiant Reports December 2017 Traffic

* DEC 2017 SCHEDULED SERVICE ‍LOAD FACTOR 82.0%, UP 1.4 PTS ​

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Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass Strait in southeastern Australia, scientists have unearthed fossils of a two-legged, turkey-sized, plant-eating dinosaur apparently swept away in a large, powerful ancient river.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Matter: Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

Like the ocean, fresh water absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But the effects are likely to vary widely from place to place.

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Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group's assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters.

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Chinese bitcoin mining giant sets up Swiss subsidiary

ZURICH (Reuters) - Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain Technologies is expanding to Switzerland in a move that will be key to widening its reach, the group told a Swiss newspaper.

Penguins nytimes.com

Trilobites: Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

"March of the Penguins” showed penguins going up to 115 days without food, but new research suggests that many hunted for food during breeding season.

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Ancient village moved across China

According to Confucius: "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

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Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society - archaeologist

LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru's desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations...

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Israel's anti-trust regulator to look at internet giants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's anti-trust regulator said it will look at the business practices of internet giants such as Facebook and Google to make sure they are not stifling competition.

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Alpine skiing: Hirscher survives scare in giant slalom to win again

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Austrian Marcel Hirscher continued his seemingly inevitable march towards a seventh overall World Cup title by winning the giant slalom at Adelboden on Saturday, despite nearly crashing near the end of his second run.

Names, Organizational nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

For some entrepreneurs, their name is the only logical choice for a company. But problems arise with the success and failure of a namesake business.

Haley, Nikki R nytimes.com

The U.S. Wanted to Discuss Iran. Russia Brought Up Black Lives Matter.

The United Nations Security Council discussed the recent protests in Iran over economic conditions there.

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BRIEF-Allegiant Travel Says Co Borrowed $35 Mln Under Loan Agreement Secured By 3 Airbus A320 Series Aircraft‍​ - SEC Filing

* ALLEGIANT TRAVEL SAYS ON DEC 29, CO THROUGH UNIT, BORROWED $35 MILLION UNDER LOAN AGREEMENT SECURED BY 3 AIRBUS A320 SERIES AIRCRAFT‍​ - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CXY7gk) Further company coverage:

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11,500-year-old infant remains reveal ancient population

The skeletons of two ancient infants, who lived and died in Alaska 11,500 years ago, are helping tell the story of a previously unknown population called the Ancient Beringians, according to a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. This is the first genomic evidence that all Native Americans can be traced back to the same population that migrated using a land bridge.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good

Kids who know how to deceive are smarter and better adjusted.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump and Republicans to Meet at Camp David With Urgent Matters Looming

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are to meet Friday at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, to discuss a range of urgent domestic matters.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Competing With the Giants in Race to Build Self-Driving Cars

Aurora, a start-up founded by the former head of Google’s self-driving project, will feed its technology into car giants Volkswagen and Hyundai.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Didi Chuxing, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, Agrees to Buy Uber Rival in Brazil

Didi will acquire the rest of 99, a Brazilian ride-hailing start-up that it had invested in, in an all-cash deal worth around $600 million.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

Matter: In the Bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the Americas

Genetic analysis of an 11,500-year-old skeleton discovered in Alaska suggests that North America was settled by a previously unknown people who originated in Siberia.

cnn.com

Extreme cold forces penguins indoors

Put away your thermometer ... we measure the quirky consequences of extreme cold, from frozen sharks to frozen bubbles.

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Race may matter in hospital care for preemies

(Reuters Health) - Among the tiniest preemies, black and Hispanic infants are more likely than white babies to be born at hospitals with worse death and complication rates, a study in New York City suggests.

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BRIEF-Allegiant Travel CEO Maurice Gallagher Reports Open Market Sale Of Co's Common Stock

* ALLEGIANT TRAVEL SAYS CEO MAURICE GALLAGHER REPORTS OPEN MARKET SALE OF 16,018 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK AT AVERAGE PRICE OF $155.82PER SHARE ON DEC 28-SEC FILING

Fiber (Dietary) nytimes.com

Matter: Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fiber fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation.

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Opinion: No matter your take on Trump, the fight is real

After almost a full year of Donald Trump's presidency, and with a new year freshly started, I think it's safe to say that we're all exhausted.

Food nytimes.com

Personal Health: They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

For decades, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has worked to influence public policy on nutrition.

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Why NYT report on a Trump aide meeting matters, a lot

George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat that Russia had "political dirt" on Hillary Clinton in May of last year, a conversation that might have played a role in the FBI's decision to open an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to the New York Times.

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UPDATE 1-UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

* Google's YouTube says doing more every day on issue (Adds comments from Facebook, YouTube)

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UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

LONDON, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalising people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country's security minister said.

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Why the NYT report on a Trump aide meeting matters, a lot

George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat that Russia had "political dirt" on Hillary Clinton in May of last year, a conversation that might have played a role in the FBI's decision to open an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to the New York Times.

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Brignone upsets favorites to win giant slalom in Lienz

LIENZ, Austria (Reuters) - Italian Federica Brignone upset favorites Mikaela Shiffrin and Viktoria Rebensburg to win the women's giant slalom World Cup race at Lienz on Friday.

Emotions nytimes.com

Gray Matter: The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

Willpower is for chumps. Here’s what actually works.

Initial Public Offerings nytimes.com

Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion

The deal is a notable drop from the $70 billion valuation Uber once commanded, and is a humbling coda on a rough year for the company, which has been rocked by a series of scandals.

Elephants nytimes.com

How Do You Keep an Elephant Warm? Knit a Giant Blanket

When an unexpected cold spell hit Myanmar, caretakers of orphaned animals pulled out giant blankets that had been knitted for them.

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Tech giant Elon Musk causes alien scare

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket in southern California Friday night leaving a trail behind.

Obesity nytimes.com

In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

When the food industry funds nutritionists, critics say it subverts science to preserve its market.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Remaking Ancient Greece, With Paints or Pixels

Elizabeth Price, a Turner Prize winner, pairs art and archaeology in her digital videos.

worldNews reuters.com

Britain's 'Madame Brexit' tells Poland: Your constitution is your own matter

WARSAW (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May gave Poland a rare dose of big power support on Thursday by saying that its constitution was its own affair, a sharply different tone to that of the European Union which has scolded Warsaw over judicial reforms.

Appointments and Executive Changes nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Judges Matter

As the government’s war on abortion and even birth control mounts, Trump is trying to remake the courts with the least diverse nominees in decades.

Santa Claus nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Holiday Stories Matter

A recent study of hunter-gatherers reminds us that our fictions are more than entertainments.

cnn.com

26 voices on why the free press matters

2017 was a year when discussions of press freedom and the media's choices reached a new level of intensity.

Alexandria (Egypt) nytimes.com

Frugal Traveler: An Ancient Egyptian City Stays Vibrant

Alexandria, which has reinvented itself frequently over the centuries, still delights — and provides great deals for travelers, too.

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Alpine skiing: In-form Shiffrin triumphs in giant slalom in Courchevel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin confirmed her fine form this season, racing to victory in the women's giant slalom at France's Courchevel on Tuesday to tighten her grip at the top of the standings.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

The flurry of mergers among big hospital groups is aimed at retaining patients while new competitors, including insurance giants and technology outfits, try to steal them away.

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Exchange giant CME's bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder.

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UPDATE 4-Exchange giant CME's bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder.

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Internet giants told: Accept cyber curbs to be welcome in China

GENEVA (Reuters) - Google and Facebook will have to accept China's censorship and tough online laws if they want access to its 751 million internet users, Chinese regulators told a conference in Geneva on Monday.

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UPDATE 3-Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK/SYDNEY, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryptocurrency has further to go.

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Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, began trading bitcoin futures on Sunday, with the contract opening at what is currently its session high and dropping over 6 percent within the first half hour.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, began trading bitcoin futures on Sunday, with the contract opening at what is currently its session high and dropping over 6 percent within the first half hour.

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Aerospace giant Thales agrees Gemalto takeover, trumps Atos offer

PARIS (Reuters) - Aerospace and defense technology group Thales has agreed to buy chipmaker Gemalto in an all-cash offer, promising to create a "world leader in digital security" and trumping an earlier takeover bid by tech firm Atos.

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French aerospace giant Thales agrees acquisition of Gemalto: statement

PARIS (Reuters) - French aerospace and defense technology group Thales has agreed to buy chipmaker Gemalto at a price of 51 euros per share, with the aim of creating a "world leader in digital security", the companies said in a joint statement on Sunday.

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UPDATE 3-Luxottica CEO exits eyewear giant ahead of Essilor merger

* Milleri would replace Del Vecchio at merged group if he died (Adds comment from Luxottica's spokesman)

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UPDATE 2-Luxottica CEO exits eyewear giant ahead of Essilor merger

* Milleri would replace Del Vecchio at merged group if he died (Adds Del Vecchio's comments)

Birds nytimes.com

Trilobites: An Ancient Step Toward Modern Birds

Anchiornis was a feathered dinosaur, about the size of a pigeon and incapable of flight. Its wings say a lot about how birds came to be.

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UPDATE 1-Luxottica CEO exits eyewear giant ahead of Essilor merger

* Move comes as proposed merger approaches (Adds details, comment)

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UPDATE 1-Fed's Quarles to recuse himself from Wells Fargo matters

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Randal Quarles, the top Federal Reserve official tasked with policing Wall Street, said on Friday that he would recuse himself from any matters concerning Wells Fargo & Co, the nation's third largest bank.

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Fed's Quarles to recuse himself from Wells Fargo matters

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles on Friday said he would recuse himself from any Fed matters concerning Wells Fargo & Co.

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Online shopping won't grow forever, says Unibail boss creating malls giant

SYDNEY/PARIS (Reuters) - Online shopping has its limits and physical stores will never go out of fashion, says the CEO of Unibail-Rodamco which is betting $16 billion on buying Westfield to create a global mall giant.

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Why Trump's 'giant' middle class tax cut is less than advertised

Jones, Doug (1954- ) nytimes.com

Why Black Voters Backed Doug Jones: ‘It’s a Matter of Character for Us’

Turned off by Roy S. Moore, Stephen K. Bannon and President Trump, African-Americans turned out at levels that ensured victory for the Democratic Senate candidate.

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UK PM May says RBS branch closures are a commercial matter for the bank

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said that branch closures announced by the Royal Bank of Scotland were a commercial matter for the bank, after she was asked to intervene to halt the closures.

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Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 6 feet tall (1.77 meters) that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants

For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.

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Opinion: Alabama's message to women: You matter

Three words resounded out of the election of Doug Jones to the US Senate: women's stories matter.

Christmas nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: My Favorite Holiday Movie Involves a Giant Rabbit

If the season means anything at all, it’s about believing in things we cannot actually see.

Penguins nytimes.com

Matter: Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators

Scientists have discovered an fossilized penguin as big as a human, and with a long, spear-like beak.

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Irish start-up helps local shops compete with online giants

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Pointy, a Dublin-based firm with Silicon Valley backers, is solving the problem of how to make it easier for people to find products they want close to home, as shopping online gets easier but locating what you want locally remains elusive.

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European property giant makes $16 billion bet on U.S. shopping malls

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to counter online shopping.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the Truth Still Matters

Donald Trump has turned “fake news” into a battle cry to attack reporting critical of him, spawning a difficult debate in newsrooms.

Mars (Planet) nytimes.com

Trilobites: New Pacific Island Could Resemble Ancient Martian Volcanoes

An explosive volcanic eruption in 2014 resulted in a new addition to the Tonga Islands. Its shifting landscape could help scientists studying Mars.

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Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee in 2018

ROME (Reuters) - Visitors to Rome's Pantheon, one of the ancient world's best preserved monuments, will have to pay an entry fee from next May unless they are going there to pray, Italy's culture and tourism ministry said on Monday.

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Egypt reveals artifacts, mummy from tombs in ancient city of Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt's authorities on Saturday revealed artifacts and a linen-wrapped mummified body, possibly that of a top official, from two tombs that were discovered two decades ago in the Nile city of Luxor but had not been fully unexplored.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: Tax Changes Are Coming Next Year, but You Can Plan for Them Now

High-earning taxpayers cannot afford to wait and see what happens with the tax overhaul; they need to act this month before certain opportunities go away.

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UPDATE 1-UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

GENEVA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to control their platforms that it said are being used by smugglers to lure West African migrants to Libya where they face detention, torture and slavery.

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U.N. calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to control their platforms that it said are being used by smugglers to lure West African migrants to Libya where they face detention, torture and slavery.

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BRIEF-Allegiant Reports November 2017 Traffic

* NOVEMBER SCHEDULED SERVICE REVENUE PASSENGER MILES 862.1 MILLION

Animal Cognition nytimes.com

Matter: Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains

In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.

businessNews reuters.com

German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) took aim at U.S. technology firms Apple, Facebook and Google on Thursday, saying a strong Europe was needed to make sure they stick to the rules.

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Justice Department seeks warrant to seize ancient ring trafficked by ISIS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it is seeking a warrant so it can seize an ancient ring believed to be trafficked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militant organization also known as "ISIS."

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Analysis: If Trump is in legal peril, it's the obstruction of justice charge that matters

How much legal peril is President Donald Trump actually in? That's the $1 million question as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion between the foreign power and Trump's presidential team. Trump lawyer John Dowd threw a grenade into that thicket of legal issues earlier this week when he asserted that the President simply cannot obstruct justice.

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Ancient human ancestor 'Little Foot' makes public debut

South Africa's Cradle of Humankind, an expanse of farmland and rolling hills outside Johannesburg, has already unlocked some of the great mysteries of evolution. The unveiling of a near-complete fossil hominid skeleton dating back 3.67 million years will only solidify the importance of the region.

Women & Power: A Manifesto (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.

sportsNews reuters.com

Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

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U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism on Monday over whether ancient Persian artifacts housed in a Chicago museum can be seized to pay for a $71 million court judgment against Iran over its alleged role in a 1997 bombing attack in Jerusalem.

Football nytimes.com

Giants Fire Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese

The Giants are a dismal 2-10 after Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Raiders. Only the hapless Browns, at 0-12, have a worse record.

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NFL: Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

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Alpine skiing: Hirscher wins World Cup giant slalom at Beaver Creek

(Reuters) - Austrian Marcel Hirscher dominated the World Cup giant slalom event at Beaver Creek on Sunday, winning his 23rd career race in the discipline on a windy and warm day at the Birds of Prey course in Colorado.

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CORRECTED-Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia's grid

HORNSDALE, Australia, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc switched on the world's biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia's shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free.

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Opinion: No matter what Flynn says, Trump family won't go to jail

When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?

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Musk will send Tesla Roadster to Mars on a giant rocket

Vocational Training nytimes.com

Acting Studios Are Struggling. Does It Matter?

Schools that trained actors like Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange are facing rising costs, competition from colleges, and shifting cultural attitudes.

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Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia's grid

HORNSDALE, Australia, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc switched on the world's biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia's shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free.

Eyes and Eyesight nytimes.com

Matter: The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes — Hundreds of Them

Each scallop eye is built something like the gigantic telescopes that peer into deep space, researchers reported on Thursday.

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Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs including evidence that their babies were born flightless and needed parental care.

Turtles and Tortoises nytimes.com

Trilobites: How a Giant Tortoise Gets Off Its Back

The shells of tumble-prone saddlebacks on the Galápagos Islands may not do them any favors, according to a new study.

cnn.com

What these ancient statues really looked like

Artists in classical cultures such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome were known to paint with a variety of hues -- a practice known as polychromy (from Greek, meaning "many colors.") So why do we always think of antiquities as colorless?

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Muslim holds ancient key to Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - As dark falls, Adeeb Joudeh, a Muslim, makes his way through the stone alleyways of Jerusalem's walled Old City cradling the ancient key to one of Christianity's holiest sites.

cnn.com

White House says it doesn't matter if anti-Muslim videos Trump retweeted are real

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump's decision to retweet a series of anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right account on Wednesday morning, telling reporters he circulated them to start a conversation about border security and immigration.

Football nytimes.com

Eli Manning Is Benched by Giants in Favor of Geno Smith

The team’s star quarterback, who has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, has struggled to ignite the offense in a disappointing 2-9 season.

environmentNews reuters.com

Activists say Poland breaches EU laws on logging in ancient forest

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has repeatedly breached a European Union court ruling banning logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, environmentalists said on Tuesday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Alpine skiing: Rebensburg wins World Cup giant slalom title

(Reuters) - Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg won her second World Cup race of the season on Saturday when she beat American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin in the giant slalom in Killington, Vermont.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Does Race Matter in America’s Most Diverse ZIP Codes?

Vallejo, Calif., is the rare city where no one ethnic group predominates. But stubborn disparities endure.

technologyNews reuters.com

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces.

Worms nytimes.com

Matter: Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time

With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells.

companyNews reuters.com

UK targets tech giants over tax avoidance and VAT fraud

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Britain announced measures on Wednesday to tackle tax avoidance by tech giants and to hold online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon.com accountable for tax evasion via their platforms.

technologyNews reuters.com

EU states resist move on digital tax for tech giants: drafts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some European Union members are resisting EU plans to raise the tax bill of tech multinationals, EU draft documents seen by Reuters show, in moves that are likely to cause a public outcry after several disclosures of corporate tax avoidance schemes.

companyNews reuters.com

REFILE-UPDATE 4-China widens foreign access to its giant financial sector

BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - China will raise foreign ownership limits in financial firms in a step granting access to a tantalizing multi-trillion dollar financial services market, as the world's second-biggest economy seeks to position itself as a major global finance hub.

Dogs nytimes.com

Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.

Television nytimes.com

Why People in Mississippi Have to Watch the Giants

The process of determining which N.F.L. games will be shown in which TV markets can be simple — unless there’s flexing, cross flexing, prime flexing, mandatory pullouts...

Small Business nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: Tax Cuts for Small-Business Owners? It’s Complicated

The House bill may seem like a tax cut for small businesses, but it is not likely to bring much relief to many business owners.

Penguins nytimes.com

Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.

Latin Grammy Awards nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.

As anti-immigrant sentiments spread and natural disasters have torn through Latin America, the awards became a showcase for Latin pride and solidarity.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Bones of contention: Australia returns ancient Aboriginal remains for outback burial

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 40,000-year-old remains of an Aboriginal man that prompted a drastic rewrite of Australian history were returned to his ancestral homeland on Friday after four decades of...

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

New research casts doubt on a gene-editing strategy that scientists had hoped to use against invasive species and epidemic diseases.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Stop the Predators Who Aren’t Famous

The past few weeks have shown that publicly shaming some men can work. Now we need to deal with the rest of them.

healthNews reuters.com

Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries

(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. financial giants create consortium to vet third party suppliers

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp , JPMorgan Chase & Co , Wells Fargo & Co and American Express Co , have created a company called TruSight to standardize the work of vetting third party suppliers and partners, according to an announcement Tuesday by the newly-formed consortium.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Abu Dhabi to boost capacity of giant Upper Zakum, Bab oil fields

DUBAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi said on Tuesday that it would increase the capacity of its giant Upper Zakum offshore oil field, one of the world's largest, to 1 million barrels per day by 2024.

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Fire destroys ancient Peruvian mural

A fire destroyed much of an archaeological site in northern Peru including a mural believed to be the oldest discovered in the Americas, site officials said.

Company Reports nytimes.com

G.E. Cuts Dividend as New C.E.O. Moves to Streamline an Industrial Giant

The dividend cut is only the second since the Great Depression for General Electric. It comes as John Flannery, the new chief executive, moves to make it a smaller, more focused company.

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Ancient Egyptian tomb 'resurrected'

It's one of the great wonders of the ancient world: the magnificent tomb of Pharaoh Seti I, the most elaborate and beautifully decorated in Egypt's Valley of the Kings near Luxor. And in an extraordinary feat of modern technology, a specialist art company, Factum Foundation, has begun a five-year project to 3D-print a perfect copy of it. The eventual aim is to install it in Egypt on a site not far from the original.

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-New kids on the block: tech giants turning Sydney's CBD into 'Silicon Place'

SYDNEY, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Global technology titans including Amazon.com Inc, LinkedIn and Expedia are moving into Sydney's central business district, providing a commercial property fillip just as Australia's record housing boom starts to tire.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Get Lost in a Giant Bamboo Labyrinth

The Labirinto della Masone, in Parma, Italy, is a dream come true of the Italian publisher Franco Maria Ricci, who set out to build the largest labyrinth in the world.

companyNews reuters.com

New kids on the block: tech giants turning Sydney's CBD into 'Silicon Place'

SYDNEY, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Global technology titans including Amazon.com Inc, LinkedIn and Expedia are moving into Sydney's central business district, providing a commercial property fillip just as Australia's record housing boom starts to tire.

worldNews reuters.com

German war reparations 'matter of honor' for Poland

KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Demanding reparations from Germany for its actions in Poland during World War Two is a matter of honor for Warsaw, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Polish ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Saturday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 4-China widens foreign access to its giant financial sector

* China raises ownership limit on securities JVs from 49 pct to 51 pct

Art nytimes.com

Ancient Egypt Gives a New Twist to Turin’s Contemporary Art Week

The art world’s weekly journey from fair to fair can become ho-hum. But the industrial city in the north of Italy has found some novel ways to keep it fresh.

businessNews reuters.com

China widens foreign access to its giant financial sector

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will raise foreign ownership limits in financial firms in a step granting access to a tantalizing multi-trillion dollar financial services market, as the world's second-biggest economy seeks to position itself as a major global finance hub.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 3-China widens foreign access to its giant financial sector

* China raises ownership limit on securities JVs from 49 pct to 51 pct

cnn.com

Xi's up, Trump is down, but it may not matter

On the face of it, summit meetings this week between China's domineering leader Xi Jinping and the scandal-plagued, unpopular US President Donald Trump are shaping up as a massive mismatch of political fortunes.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Ancient Hebrew manuscripts to go online in Israel-Russia deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - One of the most treasured collections of ancient Hebrew manuscripts and books will be digitized and available for public view online under an agreement by the state libraries of...

Fish Farming nytimes.com

As Wild Salmon Decline, Norway Pressures Its Giant Fish Farms

New rules to combat sea lice have angered Norway’s important aquaculture industry. But environmental groups want to go much further.

cnn.com

Ancient city of gods, kings and ruins

It's a view that renders speech impossible.

cnn.com

Trump: I'm the only one that matters

President Trump discusses the empty positions in the State Department in a Fox News interview.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Lovers, Prospectors and Predators

Men don’t just wake up one day and become sexual harassers or attackers.

Social Media nytimes.com

Russia Investigation Has Tech Giants Shying From ‘Social’ Label

Not long ago, social media features were a must-have for any tech company. But the Russian disinformation campaign has put them in an unflattering light.

cnn.com

Trump: We're giving Americans a 'giant tax cut' for Christmas

President Trump promises Christmas presents in the form of tax cuts for the American people.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants

What if it’s not that bad that so much economic, social and political power is held by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft?

Paleontology nytimes.com

Trilobites: Ancient Fossil Offers a New European Ancestor to Giraffes

Found near Madrid, the fossil provides evidence that members of the giraffe family roamed Europe much earlier.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive - Orange is the new bank? Telecoms giant ventures into lending

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Telecoms giant Orange launches its own bank on Thursday, aiming to win 25 percent of France's online banking market by capitalizing on the rising use of smartphones to steal share from established lenders with inferior technology.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-Ad giant WPP lowers full-year expectations again

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - WPP, the world's biggest advertising company battling a slowdown in client spending, lowered expectations for full-year organic net sales and profit margin on Tuesday, two months after an earlier downgrade sent shockwaves through the industry.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Daiichi Sankyo announces enliven Phase 3 study of Pexidartinib met primary endpoint in Tenosynovial giant cell tumor​

* ‍Daiichi Sankyo announces enliven Phase 3 study of Pexidartinib met primary endpoint in Tenosynovial giant cell tumor​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Allegiant Travel Co announces Scott Sheldon as COO and CFO

* Allegiant Travel Company announces Scott Sheldon as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline nytimes.com

Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool

The Kremlin has used the company to help Venezuela’s government avoid collapse as Moscow looks to project more economic and political sway.

cnn.com

Controversial Trump dossier: What really matters

Well, now we know what we already knew -- that Democrats paid for opposition research into Donald Trump which eventually yielded the notorious "dossier" on his alleged ties to Moscow. On Wednesday, CNN reported that Perkins Coie, the law firm representing both the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, entered "into an engagement for research services that began in April 2016 and concluded before the election in early November" with Fusion GPS, the Washington-based private intelligence firm that produced the dossier.

sportsNews reuters.com

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games torch lit in ancient Olympia

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - The torch for the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics was lit in ancient Olympia on Tuesday using the backup flame from the dress rehearsal due to rainy weather, kicking off the countdown for the first winter Games in Asia outside Japan.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-No end in sight for tech giant share gains

Oct 27 (Reuters) - The world's biggest technology companies are only getting bigger and, for now, Wall Street analysts think there's no stopping them.

businessNews reuters.com

No end in sight for tech giant share gains

(Reuters) - How much bigger can the world's biggest tech companies get?

sportsNews reuters.com

Alpine skiing: Vonn to start season on Saturday with giant slalom

(Reuters) - American skier Lindsey Vonn will compete in this weekend's season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Austria as she starts her competitive build-up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, she said on Thursday.

worldNews reuters.com

Remains of late Thai king collected after night of tears and ancient funeral rites

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The cremated remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were collected on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day funeral ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: Tattoos, Bieber, Black Lives Matter and Jesus

Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, sidles up to the idea of Christian self-help with his book, “Own the Moment,” then aims for something different.

Deaths (Fatalities) nytimes.com

Trilobites: Ancient Skull May Be History’s Earliest Known Tsunami Victim

The 6,000-year-old Aitape skull, found in Papua New Guinea in 1929, was excavated from sediments that contain telltale signs of ocean water left behind by a tsunami.

scienceNews reuters.com

Ancient Papua New Guinea skull called oldest-known tsunami victim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mysterious partial skull unearthed in Papua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species now turns out to have another unique distinction. Scientists believe it belongs to the oldest-known human tsunami victim.

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018 Games torch lit in ancient Olympia

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - The torch for the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics was lit in ancient Olympia on Tuesday using the backup flame from the dress rehearsal due to rainy weather, kicking off the countdown for the first winter Games in Asia outside Japan.

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018 torch lit in ancient Olympia

OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - The torch for the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics was lit in ancient Olympia on Tuesday using the backup flame from the dress rehearsal due to rainy weather, kicking off the countdown for the first winter Games in Asia outside Japan.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

RT was early to embrace the video site. Now that relationship is drawing scrutiny as investigators look into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Meridian Bioscience says FDA issued warning letter related to matters at Magellan Diagnostics subsidiary​

* Meridian Bioscience Inc - ‍announced that FDA has issued a warning letter related to matters at its Magellan Diagnostics subsidiary​

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

Nearly all big tech companies have an artificial intelligence project, and they are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get it done.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Gray Matter: How Protest Works

To have lasting impact, a social movement requires action on multiple fronts.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Democracy in Action

A decentralized movement can be effective, even without a Martin Luther King Jr.

topNews reuters.com

Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

companyNews reuters.com

EU leaders want proposals on taxing online giants early next year

BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018 but in a nod to concerns from countries like Ireland said EU efforts had to be in line with work under way at a global level.

Egyptian Civilization nytimes.com

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt

During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report.

China nytimes.com

China’s Reform Hopefuls Watch for Names. Only One May Matter.

A leadership shuffle in the Communist Party could hint at its commitment to an economic overhaul, but Xi Jinping’s growing power may hinder that effort.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What’s the Matter With Republicans?

How the party of Trump became a liberal caricature.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Why the Trade Deficit Matters, and What Trump Can Do About It

Economists may argue that trade deficits are ultimately irrelevant. But they have wounded American workers.

worldNews reuters.com

Detention of Catalan activists a judicial, not political, matter: Spain justice minister

MADRID (Reuters) - The detention of Catalan activists on Monday, the first imprisonment of senior secessionist figures since the region's Oct. 1 banned referendum on independence, was a judicial, not a political, matter, Spain's justice minister said on Tuesday.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter

The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.

cnn.com

Ancient Roman theater unearthed next to Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israeli archeologists say they have made a dramatic discovery adjacent to the Western Wall in Jerusalem after unearthing what they believe could have been a theater dating from ancient Roman times.

cnn.com

GE and Procter & Gamble: US corporate giants rocked by drama

1. GE, Procter & Gamble in the hot seat: The boardrooms of General Electric and Procter & Gamble, two titans of corporate America, have been consumed by drama lately. Stay tuned for more this week.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom?

Fear and anxiety have pushed young people into a defensive posture.

Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline nytimes.com

Oil and Money: Oil Firms Learn to Move an Ancient Product With New-Age Tech

The industry often resisted introducing new technology in producing oil, but it is learning that it’s a path to saving big money.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Iowa’s Swing to Republicans Is a Matter of (Lacking a) Degree

Iowa’s status as a swing state in presidential elections may be in doubt. One key reason: its economy cannot support enough college graduates. That’s bad news for Democrats.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Allegiant Travel borrows additional $34 mln

* Allegiant Travel says ‍on Oct 10, co, through unit, borrowed additional $34 million under loan agreement secured by two Airbus A320 aircraft - SEC filing​

Condoms nytimes.com

A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in bespoke sizes, including 10 lengths and nine circumferences.