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10 Most Shared 2012 Democratic Campaign Ads on YouTube

Top 10 Most-Shared 2012 Democratic Campaign Ads 10. President Obama and the Fight for LGBT Rights Glee star Jane Lynch narrates this documentary style ad (it’s more than 5 minutes long) on a popular topic for the Democratic party — LGBT rights. The ad builds up to the fact that Obama is the first sitting […]

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Nicole Kidman’s Dad Antony Dies in Singapore

Janelle, Nicole and Antony Kidman in 2003.Image: Getty Images UPDATE, Sept. 13, 11:50 a.m. AEST: New reports are emerging Antony Kidman died after suffering an apparent heart attack at The Tanglin Club, where he was staying in Singapore. It is believed he had just finished his morning exercise when he collapsed in the restaurant. He […]

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The Melbourne Cup: Why Australia shuts down to watch a horse race

The race that stops a nation.Image: Getty Images MELBOURNE — No sporting event grips Australia quite like the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation. On the first Tuesday of November, the country quite literally shuts down to watch the finest thoroughbreds from Australia and abroad battle it out to be first past the […]

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Venus may have been covered by CO2 oceans

In a Magellan image dubbed the "Crater Farm" the curious layering of volcanic activity and impact craters can be seen. Image: NASA/JPL Venus may have once possessed strange oceans of carbon dioxide fluid that helped shape the planet’s surface, researchers say. Venus is often described as Earth’s twin planet because it is the world closest […]

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Portable Faucet Aims to Clean the World’s Water

For Kim Chow, a trip to Lima, Peru, proved to be a concerning one. Chow found that the people of the 30,000 Cerro Verde slum were storing water in 55-gallon drums on the street, making the town more susceptible to water-borne illnesses. She also discovered that water was 14 times more expensive than what households […]

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FCC Approves Wireless Signal Boosters, With Caveats

Rejoice, oh sufferers of terrible wireless connections: The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the regulated use of signal boosters to extend the range of wireless networks. The Commission’s decision, however, comes with several conditions: First, carriers can individually determine whether they will allow their customers to use signal boosters. All four major […]

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Internet Defense League Lighting ‘Catsignal’ for Web Freedom

The Internet Defense League (IDL), a collection of organizations and individuals promoting Internet freedom across the world, wants to make its mid-July launch something special. The plan? Collect $19,000 to fund at least five giant “catsignals” that will light up the night sky in cities around the world in a geeky nod toward Internet culture’s […]

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3 Tech Issues We’re Hoping Come Up at Tonight’s Debate

Wednesday’s presidential debate, the first of three, will focus primarily on domestic policy. Questions on economic growth, job creation and social policies are sure to be discussed — but what, if any, technology issues will arise? Technology policy hasn’t by any means been at the heart of this election. However, as the Internet plays an […]

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Inside Nigeria’s Information Vacuum

CNN’s Isha Sesay reports from Abuja, Nigeria.Image: CNN CNN anchor Isha Sesay tweeted on May 2 that she had arrived in Nigeria as part of growing CNN team gathered there for the network’s coverage of missing Nigerian schoolgirls. The group of hundreds of girls had been gone for two weeks — they were kidnapped from […]

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