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It took a decade, but mobile video is finally exploding

The app of the month is Meerkat, a live video-streaming service that took off just as the annual South by Southwest interactive conference gathered in Texas. 554 more words

ISIL and Boko Haram just allied—what's next for Nigeria?

After months of emulating the videos and tactics of the Islamic State, on Mar. 7th, Boko Haram pledged bayat to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIL) through the release of an audiotape. 867 more words

Uber and Lyft drivers want to be paid like employees, not contractors. But what if they are neither?

What’s the best way for a business to avoid labor rules that protect employees? Not have any employees at all.

This simple insight has led a wide range of businesses, from… 390 more words

Earth System Tipping Points

A tipping point is a critical threshold at which the future state of a system can be qualitatively altered by a small change in forcing. A… 139 more words

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Early warning of Climate Tipping Points

A climate ‘tipping point’ occurs when a small change in forcing triggers a strongly nonlinear response in the internal dynamics of part of the… 99 more words

Climate Change

McDonald's is promising to get human antibiotics out of its US chicken supply

McDonald’s is asking chicken suppliers to its US locations to phase out the use of antibiotics important to human medicine, addressing concerns that current practices… 455 more words

Early-warning signals for Critical Transitions

Complex dynamical systems, ranging from ecosystems to financial markets and the climate, can have tipping points at which a sudden shift to a contrasting dynamical regime may occur. 119 more words

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