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All countries failing at breastfeeding: World Health Organization

Turns out, we’re all a bunch of boobs. The World Health Organization slammed all 194 countries it evaluated for its Global Breastfeeding Scorecard released Tuesday. The WHO found that only 40% of babies younger than six months old around the ...

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How Blizzard 'sold gold' in World of Warcraft without ruining the game

“We’re just trying to offer a way for players with tons of gold and players without much gold to transact within the game using the things that are valuable to both of them as a medium.“ – World of Warcraft ...

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Bits: Stepping Up Security for an Internet-of-Things World

Photo The finals of the Cyber Grand Challenge, in which contestants had to create automated digital defense systems that could identify and fix software vulnerabilities on their own, were held in August in Las Vegas. Credit Brandon Magnus for The ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Bay Area Claims Transport Center of the World Title

Photo Otto, recently acquired by Uber, is focused on self-driving technology for trucks. Credit Ramin Rahimian for The New York Times For several years now, the San Francisco Bay Area has increasingly become the transportation hub of the world, with ...

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A New Phase for World of Warcraft’s Lead Designer: His Own Start-Up

Photo For now, Rob Pardo, Bonfire Studios’ chief, says he is focused entirely on hiring people to begin generating ideas and making game prototypes. Credit Emily Berl for The New York Times Big video games, like movies, are usually created ...

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What in the World: In the Land of the Robot, Androids Are on the March

Video This Robot Is Greeting Tourists in Japan Chihira Junco is one of four such androids that have been created so far. The company that developed the technology plans to make 1,000 more in 2017. By Neeti Upadhye and KO ...

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U.S. coach John Tortorella: Stand for anthem or sit out World Cup

U.S. coach John Tortorella: Stand for anthem or sit out World Cup Sitters are quitters on John Tortorella’s Team USA squad. (Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 3:57 PM The land of ...

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New Print Technologies Help Art Books Survive in a Digital World

Photo “Philodendron,” a lavish companion catalog to an exhibition on the social history of tropical plants last year at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University museum. Credit Lynton Gardiner, via The Wolfsonian–FIU Even in this era of all things digital, big institutions ...

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Meet the youngest billionaire in the world, at 19 years old

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:18 PM alexandraandresen via Instagram Alexandra Andresen is the world’s youngest billionaire at 19, after inheriting more than 40% of her father’s company. She’s the new face of young money. Meet Alexandra ...

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Rihanna delays ‘Anti’ world tour by two weeks

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:12 AM Christopher Polk/Getty Images Rihanna has delayed her highly anticipated world tour by two weeks. The show won’t go on, again — at least not for a few more weeks. Days ...

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