Frontier

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Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen died two months ago, but before he passed away, he passed along a $125 million commitment to a new research frontier: the Allen Institute for Immunology. The Allen Institute’s newest division, to be unveiled today at the institute’s Seattle headquarters, will focus on the human immune system and how it can be tweaked to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. “Paul Allen always challenged us to go after the really hard problems, to do work that would have a significant impact in our scientific fields,” Allan Jones, president and CEO of the Allen… Read More
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From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead.
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From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead.
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Virgin Galactic says it’s beginning a series of SpaceShipTwo test flights that could cross the edge of the space frontier as early as Thursday — amid a debate over where exactly that edge kicks in. The company has been flight-testing its VSS Unity rocket plane for more than two years, with its most recent rocket-powered flight rising to a height of 32 miles (52 kilometers) in July. The plan for the next stage of testing at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port was laid out in a statement issued today. “During this phase of the flight program we will be… Read More
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Once the Orioles get up to speed on baseball's data and technological frontier, new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias expects Baltimore will be an attractive place for potential free agents to come play. Given the team's priorities of building out their field and front office
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Once the Orioles get up to speed on baseball's data and technological frontier, new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias expects Baltimore will be an attractive place for potential free agents to come play. Given the team's priorities of building out their field and front office
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Once the Orioles get up to speed on baseball's data and technological frontier, new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias expects Baltimore will be an attractive place for potential free agents to come play. Given the team's priorities of building out their field and front office
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Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders rowed at the White House on Tuesday over the president's threat to stop funding the US government if he doesn't get money for a Mexico border wall. "If we don't get what we want, I'll shut down the government," Trump said during a heated exchange. Trump wants Congress to agree to $5 billion he says is needed to fund a large barrier along hundreds of miles of the US-Mexican frontier, but Democrats are willing to agree to far less, with emphasis on border security rather than an actual wall.
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Darwesh Khan's trouble began with just a little itching in his hands and what he believed was a pimple on his cheek. The labourer thought little of either until painful ulcers began to grow over his fingers making it difficult to move them. At the same time, another disfiguring lesion started to blossom and spread under his right eye. Fearing he would be unable to work if they got worse, he sought medical advice. But in his home of Charsadda district in Pakistan's northern east, that treatment was of little use, even if it cost a large chunk of his meagre wages. After shelling out $100 for medicine from private doctors, the sores kept getting bigger. “Four months ago it became very serious,” he explained. “I spent a lot of money with no improvement.” The 41-year-old had caught cutaneous leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread by blood-sucking sandflies that causes skin lesions in up to a million people around the world each year. Darwesh Khan's Leishmaniasis in...
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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously.
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Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously.
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Lebanon’s president says Israel’s operation to destroy what it called Hezbollah attack tunnels across the border won’t endanger the calm along the frontier
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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president says Israel’s operation to destroy what it called Hezbollah attack tunnels across the border won’t endanger the calm along the frontier. Michel Aoun, a Hezbollah ally, said Tuesday that Lebanon takes the tunnels issue “seriously” and is prepared to “take measures to remove causes of disagreement” after a full report […]
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For the last three years, a society of explorers, oceanographers, engineers and scientists has been secretly working on a project without precedent; now the adventurer Victor Vescovo will push the results of their labour to the limit. A collaboration between undersea-technology company Caladan Oceanic, specialist tour operator Eyos Expeditions and Triton Submarines, the Five Deeps Expedition is the first global ocean journey to send a manned submersible to the five deepest points below the surface of the Earth’s oceans. Having already climbed the world’s seven highest mountain peaks and trekked to the North and South Poles, Caladan Oceanic founder Vescovo knows all about extreme environments, but he’ll face his most formidable challenge yet when he pilots The Limiting Factor, the name given to the first commercially certified full ocean depth submersible developed for this task. Nobody has ever been to the bottom of four of the world’s oceans; Vescovo will be the first to see t...
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Netflix has unveiled a trailer and release date for Triple Frontier, a new cartel thriller with an impressive cast. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Son's of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal, the film follows a team of ex-US Special Forces...
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An elite group of Special Forces operatives decide to use their skills for their own benefit
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Netflix has released the first trailer for "Triple Frontier," an action movie starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund.
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NEW ORLEANS - Marijuana proponents are turning to state legislatures as the next step to expand legalization.After a run of success at the ballot box, proponents of recreational marijuana are turning their attentio...
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This gadget can monitor your heart and warn you of trouble. why apple and the rest of silicon valley see your health as their next frontier--and what you should know about the risks and benefits
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Israel provided no evidence of cross-border attack tunnels in a meeting with U.N. peacekeepers on Wednesday, Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said. The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels into its territory which it said came from Lebanon. Israel accused Lebanon's Hezbollah movement of digging across the frontier.
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Jason Momoa is riding a major career wave. The actor currently stars in "Aquaman," has a leading role on Netflix's "Frontier," and he's about to direct his second film.
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Documentarian and photographer Lauren Greenfield has been documenting this profound shift in culture. It is ironic that, as the gulf between rich and poor reaches record levels, the language of the underclass has become infected with the culture and mores of the rich. Twenty years ago, English began to absorb and normalize verbal markers of wealth, consumption and status, evidenced by the mainstreaming of luxury brands like Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton and their appearance in pop culture and media. Reality TV went from nonexistent in the 1970s to one of the most popular television genres in the 2000s, much of it homed in on the lifestyles and lives of the rich — culminating in a billionaire, reality-TV star president. Social media in the late 2000s and 2010s seems to have exacerbated a cultural normalization of narcissism, an obsession with self-image, and a propensity for conspicuous consumption. Few of us are rich, but we all aspire to appear that way on In...
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Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer’s book “Playing President,” featuring an essay about and interview with George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94. THERE WAS NEVER ANY LOVE LOST BETWEEN GEORGE Herbert Walker Bush and me. How’s that for presumption? As if the Skull-and-Crossbones, blueblooded captain of the Yale baseball team, who went on to become the Director of the CIA, would give much thought to the individual reporters who covered him. Trust me, I didn’t welcome the attention, certainly not after he called his good friend and my boss, Otis Chandler, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, to demand that I be fired.Before I get too far ahead of my story here, let me explain that once again, as with Jimmy Carter four years earlier, I had managed to get myself embroiled with a leading candidate for President. This time, the controversy arose over a Republican who, like Carter, was threatening to leave the pack of...
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Amid a swirl of confusing rumors, Central American migrants in Tijuana patrol the frontier fence as they ponder where they have the best chance of applying for U.S. asylum.
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A North Korean soldier fled to South Korea early on Saturday, the military in Seoul said, the first such defection since a number of guard posts were blown up at the border this week. South Korean soldiers escorted the defector to safety after finding him moving south of the eastern side of the military demarcation line that bisects the Koreas, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. "A North Korean soldier was detected crossing the military demarcation line" by South Korean troops using surveillance equipment, the military Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement. "The soldier is safely in our custody," it said. "Related agencies plan to investigate him regarding the details of how he came to the South." The Joint Chiefs of Staff said it had not observed any unusual activity from North Korean troops in the area where the defection happened. It comes as the North and South Korea have pushed to implement a wide-ranging military...
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Dozens of passengers of a Frontier Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Florida have suffered probably the most chilling 15 minutes of their lives, after an engine on their jet was partially torn apart, forcing an emergency landing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Passengers aboard a Frontier flight Friday freaked out when the engine cover ripped off their plane while in the air, according to a new report. Shocking footage of the view from a window on the Las Vegas to Tampa flight shows a piece of metal called a cowling peeled off the Airbus A320, with the...
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a commercial passenger jet bound for Tampa, Florida returned safely to Las Vegas with engine cover damage just minutes after takeoff. No injuries were reported after Frontier Airlines flight 260 landed at 7:26 a.m. Friday with 166 passengers and crew members aboard. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says […]
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Indigo Partners, the private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines and other discount carriers, says it will buy a stake in WOW Air, an ailing Icelandic budget airline. The announcement came hours after Icelandair Air called off its takeover of WOW.
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It's not quite December yet, but, tonight marks the biggest night of the season thus far for the Montana State University-Northern men's and women's basketball teams. And while both the Lights (6-1) and Skylights (3-3) will each only play two conference games before 2019, those two games
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Roscosmos said that "the goal of Moon exploration programs is to protect national interests on the new space frontier"
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Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier. Driskel was hoping to lead the Florida Gators after Tim Tebow's departure, but he broke his leg
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Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier. Driskel was hoping to lead the Florida Gators after Tim Tebow's departure, but he broke his leg
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Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier. Driskel was hoping to lead the Florida Gators after Tim Tebow's departure, but he broke his leg
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier. Until last Sunday, he'd never gotten into a game because of an injury. He'
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a joint motion in U.S. District Court in Fresno, California, the ACLU said. The Justice Department's bid was part of a joint federal and state probe of the activities of the MS-13 gang in Fresno, revolving around the end-to-end encryption Facebook uses to protect calls on its Messenger service from interception.
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It's the Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Power Up! week, when donations to the charity are matched by a group of challenge donors, making every tax-deductible dollar you give count twice! I'm a contractor for EFF (my fees come out of a grant from the MIT Media Lab, where I'm a Research Associate), and I've been involved with the org for more than 15 years now, and I've never seen a nonprofit spend its money smarter to make more of a difference in the world. Read the rest
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is a blockbuster. With international sales of $725 million, the video game had the biggest opening weekend in history. It has received stellar reviews, with the New York Times calling it “true art.” The game, which takes place on the US frontier at the end of the 19th century, may resurrect…
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Time: 7 p.m. ET TV: CBS Sports Network Watch Online: You can watch CBSSN online if you have: DirecTV NOW, COX, Buckeye Broadband, Hulu, Playstation Vue, FUBO TV, Frontier Communications, Suddenlink, Optimum, Mediacom, YouTube TV, WOW!, and Verizon The 5-1 Georgetown Hoyas are back in action on Wednesday
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Time: 7 p.m. ET TV: CBS Sports Network Watch Online: You can watch CBSSN online if you have: DirecTV NOW, COX, Buckeye Broadband, Hulu, Playstation Vue, FUBO TV, Frontier Communications, Suddenlink, Optimum, Mediacom, YouTube TV, WOW!, and Verizon The 5-1 Georgetown Hoyas are back in action on Wednesday
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Smartwatches are something most people can agree on — they make life easier and make you look pretty cool. That part is fine and dandy. One little point of controversy? I know this is hard for Apple people to fathom, but some people are just not into the iPhone. And every time someone on Team Android searches for smartwatch deals, they get constant Apple Watch deals shoved in their face. Not today, folks. Not today. In the midst of Best Buy's Apple Sales Event, they're throwing a bone to Android users by having a pretty big sale on smartwatches from Samsung. Right now they're offering two of Samsung's best sellers, the Gear Sport and the Gear S3 Frontier, for $100 off.  Read more...More about Samsung, Smartwatch, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Bestbuy, and Tech
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by Stephen Lendman Ukraine is a virtual US colony - the way it's been since the Obama regime's February 2014 coup, replacing democratic governance with fascist tyranny in Europe's heartland. Ukraine shares a near-1,500 mile land and sea border with the Russian Federation, the longest Western frontier with the country.
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The new Last Frontier Adventure caters to active travelers looking for adventure in Alaska's Inside Passage.
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Until now the most uplifting thing in Red Dead Redemption 2 has been killing Klansmen. If current video gaming culture is any indication, multi-player online play won't be much different. Says The Verge: Those who purchased the “ultimate edition” of the game will have access to the Red Dead Online beta starting on Tuesday, November 27th, and on Wednesday, it will open up to anyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 when it launched on October 26th. On Thursday, anyone who played the game between October 26th and 29th can access the beta, and it will finally open up to everyone on Friday, November 30th. The online spinoff is free for anyone who owns the base game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As for what you’ll actually be doing in Red Dead Online, there’s still a lot we don’t know. Here’s how Rockstar explains it: "With the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 as its foundation, Red Dead Online transforms the vast and deeply detailed landscapes, cities, towns, and habitat...
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US border agents fired tear gas at migrant families after a peaceful march descended into chaos at the Mexico border. Activists and Democrat politicians condemned “shameful” scenes after toddlers were pictured fleeing from fumes near frontier fences in Tijuana. In a separate incident, a 26-year-old Guatemalan woman was injured after falling onto sharp fencing as she tried to enter the US with her two young children east of the San Ysidro port of entry on Friday.
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Police in northwestern Greece say that unknown individuals have removed more than 100 border markers over a section of the frontier between Greece and its northern neighbor of Macedonia
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THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northwestern Greece say that unknown individuals have removed more than 100 border markers over a section of the frontier between Greece and its northern neighbor of Macedonia. Police in the city of Florina said Sunday that 105 concrete markers, some of them pyramids about a meter (more than three […]
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Hundreds of Central American migrants in Mexico have massed around a tense US border crossing, where security measures held up long lines of Mexicans travelling to Thanksgiving gatherings on the other side of the frontier.
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Hundreds of Central American migrants in Mexico massed on Thursday around a tense U.S. border crossing, where security measures held up long lines of Mexicans headed to Thanksgiving gatherings on the other side of the frontier.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Health officials say Israeli army fire has wounded 14 Palestinians in one of the calmer weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence. Most of the few thousand Palestinian protesters kept a safe distance from the fence Friday, without burning tires or attempting to infiltrate the frontier. But some hurled […]
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Who’d have guessed more than 50 years ago when actor William Shatner brought Capt. James T. Kirk so vividly to life and helped establish “Star Trek” into a cultural touchstone, that the show’s famous “final frontier” might turn out to be….Christmas music? We kid you not: The veteran actor, 87,...
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