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Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement
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Published in 31-8-2015
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The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. Netflix plans to improve its lineup through original films and licensing arrangements with movie studios, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos wrote in a blog post.
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A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains
Technology
Published in 31-8-2015
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CHICAGO (AP) A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found. Rates of such transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients shows that disparity had disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely has continued, said Dr. Jesse Sammon, the senior author ...>>
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Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app
Technology
Published in 31-8-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists. The move thrusts Google on to Apple's turf in an attempt to boost the lackluster sales of watches running on its Android Wear software. The program uniting the devices running on differen ...>>
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What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics
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Published in 31-8-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. An Australian team of scientists who have studied birds and marine debris for decades used computer models to update those figures, calculating that far more seabirds are affected, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the Na ...>>
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Seed bugs swarm California communities, invade homes, cars
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Published in 22-8-2015
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[...] has been the skin-crawling reality for the past two months in the high-desert communities at the foot of the Sierra Nevada's eastern slopes, where residents have seen an explosion of the black-and-red seed bug species Melacoryphus lateralis. The influx has been driven by a mild winter and monsoonal weather, which provided healthier vegetation for the nutrient-sucking bugs, said David H ...>>
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Medical marijuana advocate in Washington dies from cancer
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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(AP) A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him. Harvey said he used the drug to ease pain from gout, but the government argued that the operation did not comply with the state's medical marijuana law. Kari Boiter, a medical marijuana patient wh ...>>
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CEO of cheating website says he's faithful husband
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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SAN DIEGO (AP) Touting himself as the "The King of Infidelity," the founder of the adultery site Ashley Madison built his livelihood around the unconventional philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life yet he says he is a devoted husband, and his wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful. The couple, who have two children, say there's nothing wrong ...>>
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Anti-abortion group releases video snippet after court win
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) An anti-abortion group released a snippet of video on Friday showing a California company executive discussing fetal tissue for research after a judge ruled the group could show the footage even if it was illegally recorded. The company that provides blood, tissue and other biological material for medical research said it was considering an appeal, but the little-known Center fo ...>>
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EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals. Conditions may exist that could result in a blowout of the blockages and cause a release of large volumes of contaminated mine ...>>
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Seed bugs swarm California communities, invade homes, cars
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
    1032 Visits
[...] has been the skin-crawling reality for the past two months in the high-desert communities at the foot of the Sierra Nevada's eastern slopes, where residents have seen an explosion of the black-and-red seed bug species Melacoryphus lateralis. The influx has been driven by a mild winter and monsoonal weather, which provided healthier vegetation for the nutrient-sucking bugs, said David H ...>>
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Medical marijuana advocate in Washington dies from cancer
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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(AP) A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him. Harvey said he used the drug to ease pain from gout, but the government argued that the operation did not comply with the state's medical marijuana law. Kari Boiter, a medical marijuana patient wh ...>>
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CEO of cheating website says he's faithful husband
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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SAN DIEGO (AP) Touting himself as the "The King of Infidelity," the founder of the adultery site Ashley Madison built his livelihood around the unconventional philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life yet he says he is a devoted husband, and his wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful. The couple, who have two children, say there's nothing wrong ...>>
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Anti-abortion group releases video snippet after court win
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) An anti-abortion group released a snippet of video on Friday showing a California company executive discussing fetal tissue for research after a judge ruled the group could show the footage even if it was illegally recorded. The company that provides blood, tissue and other biological material for medical research said it was considering an appeal, but the little-known Center fo ...>>
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EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals. Conditions may exist that could result in a blowout of the blockages and cause a release of large volumes of contaminated mine ...>>
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River in Colorado reopens as toxic plume reaches Lake Powell
Technology
Published in 15-8-2015
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume passed through and reached Lake Powell a huge reservoir 300 miles downstream that feeds the Colorado River and supplies water to the Southwest. Water officials, however, said the plume that includes lead, arsenic and other heavy metals now presents little ...>>
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