2.19.2014

Photos: This Is Kiev Right Now

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Twenty-five people are dead in Kiev, Ukraine after a new wave clashes between protesters and police gripped the city starting on Tuesday. As the bloodshed continues, the European Union called an extraordinary meeting to discuss possible sanctions, including travel bans and asset freeze, against Ukrainian leaders.


The unrest started nearly three months ago after President Viktor Yanukovych rejected an agreement with European Union in favor of a deal with Russia. Protesters are calling for Yanukovych's resignation. Kiev had been relatively quiet for the past few weeks until yesterday, when the uprisings bubbled up once again and turned deadly Read more...


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An A Plus eye for detail

“It feels like it took 10 years,” said Jun Ma, one of the four owners of A Plus VIP Lounge, a new night club located in downtown Urbana.


It all began when four friends, University of Illinois classmates, decided that upon graduation they wanted to start a business together. Jun Ma, Helen Zhang, Di Yu and Yibin Zhang began having daily meetings to make their plans a reality for their near future.



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2.05.2014

Elsevier Opens Its Papers To Text-Mining

ananyo writes "Publishing giant Elsevier says that it has now made it easy for scientists to extract facts and data computationally from its more than 11 million online research papers. Other publishers are likely to follow suit this year, lowering barriers to the computer-based research technique. But some scientists object that even as publishers roll out improved technical infrastructure and allow greater access, they are exerting tight legal controls over the way text-mining is done. Under the arrangements, announced on 26 January at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, researchers at academic institutions can use Elsevier's online interface (API) to batch-download documents in computer-readable XML format. Elsevier has chosen to provisionally limit researchers to 10,000 articles per week. These can be freely mined — so long as the researchers, or their institutions, sign a legal agreement. The deal includes conditions: for instance, that researchers may publish the products of their text-mining work only under a license that restricts use to non-commercial purposes, can include only snippets (of up to 200 characters) of the original text, and must include links to original content."

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Why Your Ears Keep Ringing (And What You Can Do About It)





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Why Your Ears Keep Ringing (And What You Can Do About It)





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