Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:10
At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts.
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Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:32
Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.
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Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:29
Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen.
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Out There: Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:36
The Wfirst project, which would have investigated the force of dark energy in the universe and searched for more planets, has been cut from NASA’s proposed budget.
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An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:32
Nearly 100,000 people younger than age 28 came to see the centuries-old company last season, contradicting a worldwide trend of aging opera audiences.
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‘Black Panther’ Is No. 1 on the Album Charts, Too

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:13
The superhero film has broken box office records, and now its soundtrack, featuring Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd and SZA, has opened in the top spot.
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On Pro Basketball: Team Lebron vs. Team Steph Wasn’t Bad. But How About U.S. vs. the World?

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:09
The new format for the All-Star Game seemed to work, with the players actually contesting shots on some possessions. But another concept for the game is lurking.
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Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:04
Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Nashville’s Mayor Has Stumbled. Who Will Cast the First Stone?

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:58
Megan Barry’s affair with a subordinate has her opponents outraged. The rest of us aren’t sure what to think.
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Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Iran, Winter Olympics: Your Tuesday Briefing

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:39
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Watch Ping-Pong Make Its New York Philharmonic Debut

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:39
Table-tennis-playing soloists swing paddles, hand drums, small gongs and even a wine glass in Andy Akiho’s unconventional concerto, “Ricochet.”
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German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:19
The brewery Krombacher has supplied about 1,000 gallons of nonalcoholic beer to the athletes’ village. It’s commonly consumed as a sports drink in Germany.
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Cochrane Journal: With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:52
Two Americans snapped up large swaths of land in Chile, which they donated to a new conservation area that will be three times the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone combined.
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Trump Adds Cautious Support to Changes to Background Checks for Gun Buyers

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:46
The White House press secretary said that Mr. Trump had spoken to Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, about legislation he helped introduce to revamp background checks.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Coal’s Continuing Decline

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:08
New signs that, despite President Trump’s campaign promise, this fossil fuel won’t be back.
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What to Cook: Recipes for a Day Off

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:30
Maybe it’s time to rise up against the February dreariness, and make something summery, like Yucatán shrimp or barbecue chicken.
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Iran Plane Crash Leads to Search-and-Rescue Effort at 14,500 Feet

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:04
Because of bad weather conditions, the rescue teams have been unable to use helicopters to fly over the crash site, and its members have climbed Mount Dena in search of debris.
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Shiffrin Pulls Out of Downhill, Leaving Only One Chance to Face Vonn

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:13
A rare showdown between the stars of the U.S. ski team will have to wait for the Alpine combined after Mikaela Shiffrin changed her mind about entering the downhill.
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How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:13
With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.
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Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

New York Times - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:34
After revelations about prostitution, the charity released its 2011 investigative report containing more accusations against staff members.
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