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Death toll rises as Iran protests continue, and the uncanny valley of food.

Published Tue, Jan 2, 2018, 8:00 AM
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The Pessimist's Guide To 2028
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The world is on edge. North Korea is threatening war. No one knows what Donald Trump will do next. And deeper forces of disruption are at work, from fake news to cryptocurrencies.
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Navigating The Uncanny Valley Of Food
wired.com
Fervent foodie tribes who demand low-sugar, grain-free, and especially animal-free alternatives to our favorite foods are pushing food industry innovation deeper into the realm of imitation. And as this pressure mounts, food companies should be wary of stumbling into the unsettling pit of another uncanny valley.
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The Scammers Gaming India's Overcrowded Job Market
theguardian.com
As competition for jobs among India's youth intensifies, the offer of a lucrative career in a call centre can be difficult to turn down — even if the work turns out to be operating a scam
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Death Toll Rises To 20 As Iran Protests Continue
washingtonpost.com
Anti-government protests in Iran flared on more fronts Tuesday amid clashes that left at least nine people dead, state media reported, as leaders in Tehran struggled to respond to the most serious internal crisis in nearly a decade.
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YouTube Star Logan Paul Posts Video With Footage Of Apparent Suicide Victim
nymag.com
Over the weekend, the YouTube star visited Aokigahara, a forest on the slopes of Mt. Fuji in Japan also known as the suicide forest" for its status as a site of hundreds of suicides. While there, Paul seems to have filmed the body of a person who had hanged himself from a tree — and then posted it for his followers.
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Trump Suggests Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Be Jailed Over Emails
politico.com
President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin, should be jailed after the State Department’s release last week of classified emails found on the laptop of Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner.
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Hoda Kotb Officially Replaces Matt Lauer As 'Today' Co-Host
nbcnews.com
Kotb, 53, had been behind the anchor desk of NBC's morning news show in a temporary role since Matt Lauer was fired in November. Lauer's dismissal came after a female colleague made a detailed complaint accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior.
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