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More than 50 Yellowstone bison escape quarantine facility

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - More than 50 Yellowstone National Park bison have escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where they were being prepared for transfer to the Fort Peck Tribes. The Billings Gazette reports 54 of the animals escaped from two pen

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David Bowie, up close and personal: How the “David Bowie Is” exhibit was made

After a five-year tour, “David Bowie Is” is at its final stop, the Brooklyn Museum, through July 15
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David Bowie, up close and personal: How the “David Bowie Is” exhibit was made

After a five-year tour, “David Bowie Is” is at its final stop, the Brooklyn Museum, through July 15

It took food poisoning, $7500, and an intervention to make me realize I had a kombucha problem

Food poisoning. Thousands of dollars spent. Going on dates just to get the guy’s SCOBY. Did I have a problem?
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It took food poisoning, $7500, and an intervention to make me realize I had a kombucha problem

Food poisoning. Thousands of dollars spent. Going on dates just to get the guy’s SCOBY. Did I have a problem?

Moscow seeks deeper strategic partnership with BRICS – Russia’s ambassador to US

Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow’s top foreign policy priorities, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said at a business conference ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Sochi. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow seeks deeper strategic partnership with BRICS – Russia’s ambassador to US

Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow’s top foreign policy priorities, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said at a business conference ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Sochi. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Flipkart to ramp up product range, partners for Perfect Homes

Flipkart, which is being taken over by Walmart in a USD 16 billion deal, had introduced the furniture brand on its platform last year.
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Flipkart to ramp up product range, partners for Perfect Homes

Flipkart, which is being taken over by Walmart in a USD 16 billion deal, had introduced the furniture brand on its platform last year.

D-Mart falls 11% in two days on promoter R K Damani upto 1% stake sale plan

The stock has dipped 6% to Rs 1,338, extending its Friday's 5% decline on the BSE after the company announced promoter R K Damani would pare his stake to comply with the shareholding norms.
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D-Mart falls 11% in two days on promoter R K Damani upto 1% stake sale plan

The stock has dipped 6% to Rs 1,338, extending its Friday's 5% decline on the BSE after the company announced promoter R K Damani would pare his stake to comply with the shareholding norms.

Centre allows import of pulses, despite farmers sitting on a massive stock

1.5 million quintals of tur to be imported under MoU between India and Mozambique, even as farmers hold 4 times more
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Centre allows import of pulses, despite farmers sitting on a massive stock

1.5 million quintals of tur to be imported under MoU between India and Mozambique, even as farmers hold 4 times more

NCLAT declines to stay Bhushan Steel sale to Tata Steel, issues notices

An NCLAT bench headed by Chairman Justice S J Mulhopadhaya also issued notices to Tata Steel, the resolution professional and Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Bhushan Steel on a petition filed by its promotor Neeraj Singal challenging the sale.
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NCLAT declines to stay Bhushan Steel sale to Tata Steel, issues notices

An NCLAT bench headed by Chairman Justice S J Mulhopadhaya also issued notices to Tata Steel, the resolution professional and Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Bhushan Steel on a petition filed by its promotor Neeraj Singal challenging the sale.

Huawei to launch semi-budget smartphones Honor 7A, 7C on May 22; to be available exclusively on Flipkart

The dual-camera phones are expected to be priced below Rs 10,000

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Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversational AI: making chatbots sound more human and less like, well, bots. In a blog post, Microsoft AI & R
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Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversational AI: making chatbots sound more human and less like, well, bots. In a blog post, Microsoft AI & Research chief technology officer David Ku wrote that “with the acquisition of Semantic Machines, […]

Progressive advocacy groups call on the FTC to “make Facebook safe for democracy”

A team of progressive advocacy groups, including MoveOn and Demand Progress, are asking the Federal Trade Commission to “make Facebook safe for democracy.” According to Axios, the campaign, called Freedom From Facebook, will launch a six-figure a
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Progressive advocacy groups call on the FTC to “make Facebook safe for democracy”

A team of progressive advocacy groups, including MoveOn and Demand Progress, are asking the Federal Trade Commission to “make Facebook safe for democracy.” According to Axios, the campaign, called Freedom From Facebook, will launch a six-figure ad campaign on Monday that will run on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, among other platforms. The other advocacy groups […]

Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

Adriana Stan Contributor Share on Twitter Adriana Stan is the public relations director of W magazine and a writer on media, culture and technology. She is also the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More post
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Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

Adriana Stan Contributor Share on Twitter Adriana Stan is the public relations director of W magazine and a writer on media, culture and technology. She is also the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More posts by this contributor Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction Patterns, Predictability, […]

Orbital ATK is launching a cargo rocket for the ISS early tomorrow morning

Wake up in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, and you might get a chance to watch a rocket launch more than three tons of cargo for the International Space Station. Set for a 4:39 ET liftoff from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, Virginia
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Orbital ATK is launching a cargo rocket for the ISS early tomorrow morning

Wake up in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, and you might get a chance to watch a rocket launch more than three tons of cargo for the International Space Station. Set for a 4:39 ET liftoff from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, if the weather holds, this will be […]

Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human

Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them. More and more, however, researchers are now thinking ab
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Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human

Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them. More and more, however, researchers are now thinking about how robots and humans can work in close proximity to humans and even learn from them. […]

Bail reform has a complex relationship with tech

On any given day in the United States, more than 450,000 people are behind bars awaiting their constitutionally mandated fair trial. None of them have been convicted of a crime — they’ve been accused of committing a crime, but no formal ruling of
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Bail reform has a complex relationship with tech

On any given day in the United States, more than 450,000 people are behind bars awaiting their constitutionally mandated fair trial. None of them have been convicted of a crime — they’ve been accused of committing a crime, but no formal ruling of guilt or innocence has been made. That means these hundreds of thousands […]

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United Visual Artists’ Site-Specific Installation ‘Spirit of the City’ at A/D/O

London-based United Visual Artists (UVA) has collaborated with MINI for a site-specific installation “Spirit of the City” at A/D/O, the creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The installation will be on view through September 2, 2018.“Spirit of the Cit
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United Visual Artists’ Site-Specific Installation ‘Spirit of the City’ at A/D/O

London-based United Visual Artists (UVA) has collaborated with MINI for a site-specific installation “Spirit of the City” at A/D/O, the creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The installation will be on view through September 2, 2018.“Spirit of the City” probes the physical and emotional response individuals experience when navigating urban environments. The modular system has a set of gold-mirrored columns in a courtyard in Brooklyn, which spin around to reflect light patterns, visitors, and the surrounding brick walls. “Spirit of the City” was created exclusively for the outdoor courtyard at A/D/O.“Our goal was to create a simple, yet transformative experience that metaphorically and physically reflects the surroundings of A/D/O and New York City at large,” says Matt Clark, Founder of UVA.“Visitors can walk between a series of nine-foot-high (2.74-metre) mirrored columns that rotate to offer changing reflections and refractions. Moving through the installation is intended to be both mesmerizing and disorientating — an experience that UVA likens to exploring Manhattan's built environment of super-tall glass skyscrapers,” reports Dezeen.Since each column has a polished reflective surface, it magnifies the movement of neighboring columns and recruits the surrounding environment — the sun, sky, and Greenpoint’s industrial setting — into the experience of the piece. As day turns to dusk, the piece takes on another personality, illuminated by sodium vapor lamps which reference the unique vibrancy of cities at night.“We built A/D/O to help explore the future of design — because at MINI we believe that design can tip the scales towards a more humane world,” says Esther Bahne, Head of Brand Strategy and Business Innovation at MINI. “‘Spirit of the City’ presents an optimistic vision of a city that reflects and adapts to people’s feelings and desires. A city that energizes you. This is a vision we aim to contribute to with our products and initiatives such as A/D/O,” adds Bahne.Built for designers yet open to all, A/D/O provides a unique environment for creative work while also inviting the public into its 23,000 square-foot space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to explore the future of design through a range of installations, exhibitions, and events. “Spirit of the City” is on view through September 2, 2018 at A/D/O, 29 Norman Avenue, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY- USA.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder Louise Blouin                                        

MANIERA launches MANIERA 14 & 17 by PRODUCTORA and Piovenefabi

MANIERA at its Brussels venue has launched the newest furniture set “MANIERA 14 & 17 by PRODUCTORA and Piovenefabi” that will be on view through June 30, 2018.The architectural and design practices Piovenefabi and PRODUCTORA talk about the relation be
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MANIERA launches MANIERA 14 & 17 by PRODUCTORA and Piovenefabi

MANIERA at its Brussels venue has launched the newest furniture set “MANIERA 14 & 17 by PRODUCTORA and Piovenefabi” that will be on view through June 30, 2018.The architectural and design practices Piovenefabi and PRODUCTORA talk about the relation between a city and furniture. In two recent exhibitions in North America, these two practices — one based in Milan and the other in Mexico City — disclosed critical notions regarding the various relations between the two scales.“In the Piovenefabi installation titled ‘Metro,’ which was created for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, the architects reinterpret the Milan Metro subway system elements as a series of furniture pieces. Designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg with the graphic designer Bob Noorda, Italy’s first subway line was inaugurated in 1964 at a time of optimism in post-war Italy. During this project, the first section of which took seven years to complete, collaborations with manufacturers yielded new materials and customized products such as the Pirelli black rubber floor: now ubiquitous, not many know its origin,” says the gallery.“Piovenefabi revisits both the materials and individual elements of the subway network. Collaborating with some of the original manufacturers, the architects produced a screen, a locker, a table made out of Silipol, a colorful stained concrete that was used as wall panels, and a bright red lamp made from the Metro’s curving handrail, which was both a utilitarian device and a graphic way-finding system. The ‘Metro’ series relates what is public and metropolitan in scale to what is private and domestic, creating what the architects refer to as a ‘new domestic landscape’: a reference to the exhibition that introduced radical Italian design to the world at the Museum of Modern Art,” adds the gallery.The gallery says, “In PRODUCTORA’s Columbus Circles’ installation for the inaugural Exhibit Columbus, a series of cylindrical urban furniture was inserted into the city; each piece was site-specific and interacted with its surrounding context. Built out of various local materials, the furniture foregrounded different histories and narratives of the installation environment. For example, a customized terrazzo blended disparate colors of the adjacent materials on the street.”“Whether through a direct intervention in the public spaces of the city with domestically scaled artifacts or by importing and reinterpreting the history and memory of public spaces into the domestic space, both PRODUCTORA and Piovenefabi are able to reveal their larger position towards architecture and the city. They remind us, as did those before them, that architecture falls somewhere between a piece of furniture and a city,” writes the gallery.The exhibition is on view through June 30, 2018 at MANIERA, 27 – 28, Place De La Justice, Brussels- Belgium.For details, visit: http://www.maniera.be/                         Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder Louise Blouin 

Montana interstate reopens after flooding closed roadway

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have reopened an interstate highway that was temporarily closed in both directions after high water washed out a culvert running underneath it and caused the roadway to crumble. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sa
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Montana interstate reopens after flooding closed roadway

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have reopened an interstate highway that was temporarily closed in both directions after high water washed out a culvert running underneath it and caused the roadway to crumble. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says Interstate 15 between Jefferson City and Boulder was shut down ...

Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorit
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Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public ...

Maryland Democratic candidates for governor to debate

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor are holding their first debate. The Maryland Public Television debate is scheduled for Monday in Baltimore at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. MPT is
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Maryland Democratic candidates for governor to debate

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor are holding their first debate. The Maryland Public Television debate is scheduled for Monday in Baltimore at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. MPT is producing the debate in association with WBAL-TV. Eight of the nine ...

Maine advocates look to protect dark skies, promote tourism

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Advocates in Maine are looking to make it known that the state contains the largest area free of light pollution in the eastern half of the United States in order to draw more tourism. Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monum
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Maine advocates look to protect dark skies, promote tourism

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Advocates in Maine are looking to make it known that the state contains the largest area free of light pollution in the eastern half of the United States in order to draw more tourism. Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Executive Director Andrew Bossie ...

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Flares, riots force early end to season finale in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) Fans of a Polish soccer team that was losing in the last game of the season threw flares onto the pitch, prompting the referee to call it off early.
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Flares, riots force early end to season finale in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) Fans of a Polish soccer team that was losing in the last game of the season threw flares onto the pitch, prompting the referee to call it off early.

Nepal official says 2 foreign climbers died on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.
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Nepal official says 2 foreign climbers died on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.

Cleveland's bullpen blues keeping AL Central in play

Two years ago, the Cleveland bullpen led the way when the Indians overcame significant injuries in their starting rotation and won the American League pennant.
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Cleveland's bullpen blues keeping AL Central in play

Two years ago, the Cleveland bullpen led the way when the Indians overcame significant injuries in their starting rotation and won the American League pennant.

Native American lacrosse teams leagueless in South Dakota

Travis Brave Heart was planning to spend his senior season this spring and summer tuning up to play college lacrosse in the fall. Instead, the 17-year-old standout from Aberdeen, South Dakota, is faced with the prospect of not playing at all.
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Native American lacrosse teams leagueless in South Dakota

Travis Brave Heart was planning to spend his senior season this spring and summer tuning up to play college lacrosse in the fall. Instead, the 17-year-old standout from Aberdeen, South Dakota, is faced with the prospect of not playing at all.

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