Posts Tagged ‘been’

Proof that you’ve been mispronouncing Porsche all along

Proof that you’ve been mispronouncing Porsche all along

Porsche is a two syllable word that is often made into one. I speak rudimentary German and had a German-Jewish Opa who sharpened my ear to the flow of the guttural language as an infant. The Oxford Dictionary pronunciation is ˈpôrSH(ə). But I have heard many a “Porsh” argument by people who know much...

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Serial’s Adnan Syed has been granted a new trial

Serial’s Adnan Syed has been granted a new trial

Adnan Syed, the subject of This American Life‘s 2014 Serial podcast, has been granted a new trial, The Baltimore Sun reports. Syed was convicted in 2000 of first-degree murder when he was just 19 years old. In 1999, Syed’s ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was found dead in a Baltimore park. In order to reach a...

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Have frogs ever been to space? Let me Google that for you

Have frogs ever been to space? Let me Google that for you

This week, we noticed an interesting trend emerge here at Verge Science: we wrote a lot about frogs and a lot about space. Well, we wrote two stories about frogs, but that’s way above the frog story average for a typical week, which usually hovers around zero. Because of this week’s affinity for Kermit and microgravity, it...

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DeAndre Jordan should have been wearing a Superman cape on this high-flying alley-oop

DeAndre Jordan should have been wearing a Superman cape on this high-flying alley-oop

OMG DeAndre Jordan has some of, if not the best, in-game dunks you’ll ever see. So much power. DeAndre Jordan has more dunks than eight different NBA teams this season according to NBA on ESPN. That sounds like a lot. SBNation.com – All Posts

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Ex-Flint water manager says he’s been ‘vilified’ unjustly

Ex-Flint water manager says he’s been ‘vilified’ unjustly

Andrew V. Pestano and Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) — State officials in charge during the Flint, Mich., water crisis told members of Congress that most of the blame should fall on emergency managers. Top News – UPI.com

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UN: Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained and deserves compensation

UN: Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained and deserves compensation

A United Nations panel has determined that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living since 2012. In a report published today, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) said that Sweden and the UK should compensate Assange for the detention, though the...

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Investigation finds $4 billion may have been misappropriated from Malaysia

Investigation finds $4 billion may have been misappropriated from Malaysia

Ann Marie AwadZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A Swiss investigation into a Malaysian government investment fund revealed the possible misappropriation of nearly $ 4 billion. Top News – UPI.com

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CloudMagic is the Mac email app I’ve been waiting for

CloudMagic is the Mac email app I’ve been waiting for

Over the years, the Mac has played host to two weirdly contradictory trends: it has had the nicest, best designed text editors in the world but also some of the worst email apps. Until now, no one had really designed a Mac mail client with the minimalist purity of its dedicated word processors. But...

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Facebook’s free internet service has been shut down in Egypt

Facebook’s free internet service has been shut down in Egypt

Egypt ​has now become​ the second country to shut down Facebook’s controversial free internet service after India did the same last week, according to a report from the Associated Press today. The service, called Free Basics, is part of Facebook’s Internet.org initiative that aims to bring internet access to developing nations. Because Free Basics provides access...

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World’s first dengue vaccine has been approved in three countries

World’s first dengue vaccine has been approved in three countries

Every year, mosquito bites cause up to 400 million dengue infections, which in turn lead to about 22,000 deaths. Until recently, health officials had no way to prevent or even treat the disease, but that’s about to change. In the last month, three countries — Brazil, the Philippines, and Mexico — have approved the...

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