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Pakistan court frees eight men charged with attack on schoolgirl

A Pakistani court has freed eight out of 10 men charged with organizing the shooting of schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, police said on Friday, a move that will raise further questions about the nation’s heavily criticized justice system. Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for attacking Malala in 2012 as she traveled home from school in…

Novel Drug From Nature Shows Early Promise

A biotechnology company developing an unusual drug—derived from the venom of a sea anemone to treat autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis—reported encouraging results from a phase 1 clinical trial. Seattle-based Kineta Inc. said it expects early next year to begin recruiting patients for the next stage of the drug’s development, a phase…

Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

The Obama Administration’s hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation’s power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. A study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when…

Threats abound in ‘Walking Dead’ finale

The threats come from inside and out as AMC’s The Walking Dead, cable’s top-rated series, closes its fifth season Sunday (9 p.m. ET/PT). The survivors’ stay in the Alexandria community is imperiled, and so is their existence as a group, after leader Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) went on a bloody, gun-waving rant at the end…

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’: A Track

There are surprise releases and there are accidental releases. The appearance of Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” on iTunes and Spotify Sunday night — more than a week before its scheduled March 23rd release date — apparently falls in the latter category. The 16-song set has been pulled from iTunes…

The 7 Biggest Content Marketing Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

You know that content marketing is a cheaper, more efficient way to reach your target audience than traditional advertising is these days. You might even already be blogging, posting to social media and producing helpful buying guides for your prospective customers. But if you’re making these seven content marketing mistakes, you could be missing a…

Inside the ‘Shark Tank’ Fight That Caused Three Inves

In the latest episode of “Shark Tank,” Christopher Gray, the cofounder and CEO of scholarship database company Scholly, left the Tank with a big smile. He’d just gotten the exact deal he wanted with two Sharks, Lori Greiner and Daymond John. The investors, on the other hand, weren’t so happy. Left by themselves, a yelling…

Remembering David Carr, Media Critic and Media Lover

The New York Times columnist, who died at age 58, was journalism’s finest watchdog and its best advertisement. I didn’t know David Carr well. I’ll say that first, because if you are going to write about the operator of journalism’s most finely attuned b.s. detector, you’d best dispense with the b.s. up front. I met…

Fun Valentine’s Day Ideas to Spice Up Your Relationship

Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching, the perfect occasion to celebrate your relationship and spend some quality time with your significant other. Dinner and a movie sound too boring? Check out this article for some fun Valentine’s Day ideas that will allow you to put some variation in your everyday routine. When you’ve been with someone…