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Pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, WHO reports

Pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, WHO reports

Exposure to environmental pollutants kills 1.7 million children under the age of five each year, according to two reports released on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO). Worldwide, more than one in four deaths among children under the age of five are attributable to environmental hazards such as indoor and outdoor air pollution,...

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Lululemon mystery director makes $1.7 million since 2006

Lululemon mystery director makes $1.7 million since 2006

Filed under: Finance The Canadian company lululemon athletica, which sells high-end yoga and workout clothing, is no stranger to controversy. And a recent one involves a long-serving company director, responsible for helping oversee a company with struggling performance, whose background outside of lululemon is a bit mysterious. Company founder, former CEO, and largest shareholder...

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Termites were farming 25 million years ago — long before humans

Termites were farming 25 million years ago — long before humans

When it comes to farming, termites are OG. By searching through cliffs in southwestern Tanzania, researchers have discovered fossilized “fungus gardens” created by termites 25 million years ago, reports The Washington Post. And the scientists are not kidding about this — the gardens revealed that these ancient termites cultivated fungus by arranging them along...

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These lovable nerds need a measly $20 million to fix Game of Thrones’ Dorne plot

These lovable nerds need a measly $20 million to fix Game of Thrones’ Dorne plot

Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones have a bit of a nasty reputation. I say that as a member of the club. We are known as petulant whiners, who scream into the Reddit abyss every time the showrunners deviate too liberally from the source material, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire....

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Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guilty

Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guilty

When the FBI shut down a trio of illegal Android app marketplaces in 2012, they were the first website seizures of their kind. Now, the individuals behind these sites have admitted to their misdeeds. Aaron Blake Buckley, 22, plead guilty to criminal copyright infringement (and conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement) for his role running Applanet,...

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Logitech buys audio device maker Jaybird for $50 million in cash

Logitech buys audio device maker Jaybird for $50 million in cash

Logitech, maker of popular computer accessories and Bluetooth speakers, has acquired Salt Lake City-based Jaybird for $ 50 million in cash, with a potential earn-out of $ 95 million total if growth targets are met. The two companies announced the acquisition earlier today. According to a statement from Logitech, the acquisition is centered largely around...

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CACI International wins $180 million geospatial intel contract

CACI International wins $180 million geospatial intel contract

Richard TomkinsARLINGTON, Va., March 29 (UPI) — CACI International to provide geospatial analytic intelligence support to U.S. Special Operations Command under $ 180 million contract. Top News – UPI.com

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Tidal now has 3 million subscribers

Tidal now has 3 million subscribers

In a press release celebrating its one year anniversary, Tidal says it has amassed 3 million subscribers, up from 900,000 last June. Of those 3 million subscribers, 1.35 million are paying for Tidal’s $ 19.99 Hi-Fi offering, according to Billboard. The growth of the streaming service has far surpassed all expectations, as the streaming service...

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Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo was streamed 250 million times in 10 days

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo was streamed 250 million times in 10 days

Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo racked up 250 million streams in its first 10 days of availability on Tidal, according to a press release the service made available today. The album-specific reveal was tucked within the larger announcement that Tidal has cracked three million paid global subscribers, and it’s a surprise given that...

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Kawhi Leonard has a $94 million contract but can’t live without his Wingstop coupons

Kawhi Leonard has a $94 million contract but can’t live without his Wingstop coupons

If I became a multi-millionaire athlete — never mind that I would have to grow like two feet and put on a hundred pounds — I probably wouldn’t look at the menu prices at restaurants. But Kawhi Leonard is not me. This guy is a San Antonio Spur. And in the most Spurs manner possible,...

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