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Ebola Survivor: ‘We Can’t Afford to Wait’

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#Ebola survivor Dr. #Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.Image: AP […]

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Samsung Opens Solar-Powered Internet Schools in Africa

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Old shipping containers repurposed into solar-powered classrooms are giving students in the most remote parts of #Africa access to #education and innovation. Samsung’s Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative brings mobile classrooms filled with gadgets to rural towns like Phomolong, home to about 5,000 to 10,000 people. By outfitting a mobile shipping container with desks, a 50-inch […]

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You Should Follow Iran’s New President on Twitter

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#Iran‘s new president is quite the tweeter. On Monday morning alone, Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani tweeted around 50 times, most of which were in English. The tweeting blitz coincided with a press conference, where he said he will work to end the sanctions that have devastated the Iranian economy by attempting to negotiate with the […]

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The Shiny Mars Mystery Object: 10 Things It Could Be

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10 Things the Shiny Mars Mystery Object Could Be Curiosity’s Keys to the ISS Original key image courtesy of Flickr, Bohman Obsolete 30-Pin Cable Aluminum Foil From Curiosity’s Lunch Original burger image courtesy of Flickr, Marshall Astor – Food Fetishist Stefon’s Missing Ring Vladimir Putin’s Fishing Hook Original Putin image courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons […]

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PRISM Gives Russia Great Excuse to Step Up War on Social Media

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Governments love to use the actions of their enemies to help push their own agendas. Alarmed by reports that American spies are gathering data from popular web services, Ilya Kostunov — a lawmaker from Vladimir Putin’s United #Russia party in the lower house of #government — says he wants state officials to stop using U.S. […]

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YouTube to Live Stream Presidential Debates

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For the first time ever, YouTube will be live streaming the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates, starting with the first debate on Wednesday. In partnership with ABC News, web users can watch all four of the debates with President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney via #YouTube Elections Hub and the ABC […]

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Why Zimbabwe Walked Before Chile at the Opening Ceremony

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Todd Lodwick of the United States carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter #Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Finally, Zimbabwe gets its moment in the Olympic sun. During Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from 88 nations marched […]

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Russia Blocks Pro-Ukraine Groups on Social Media

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People gather during a rally in Kiev’s Independence Square on March 2, 2014. #Ukraine‘s new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military Sunday in the conflict between the two countries, warning that they were on the brink of disaster. Image: Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press As #Russia‘s military tightens its grip around […]

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Gmail Downgrades, Launches SMS Version for African Countries

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While we’re used to seeing upgrades from our favorite #tech products, #Gmail has made an important step in the opposite direction. Google launched Gmail SMS Wednesday, offering a #mobile-based email solution for people in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. Gmail SMS is a tech downgrade, but it’s a lifestyle upgrade for email users without consistent Internet […]

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