Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the Armenian genocide that took place under Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire, during and after WWI. Out of an approximate population of two million, some 1.5 million Armenians died. If early 20th century Turkey had the apparatuses and technology to execute in mass—such as 1940s Germany’s gas chambers—the entire Armenian population may well have been decimated.
Most objective American historians who have studied the question unequivocally [...]
The United States government is buying enough of a new smallpoxmedicine to treat two million people in the event of a bioterrorism attack, and took delivery of the first shipment of it last week. But the purchase has set off a debate about the lucrative contract, with some experts saying the government is buying too much of the drug at too high a price.
AFP - IBM is putting its Watson supercomputer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial program of its kind to use “big data” to help patients with the disease.
The US computing giant last week unveiled its initiative with health insurer WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
The supercomputer, which gained fame by defeating two human champions in the “Jeopardy!” quiz show, has been sifting [...]
Appearing on CNBC on Friday, President Barack Obama’s Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said “millions of jobs” were saved when Congress extended unemployment benefits in the “fiscal cliff” deal.
“What I think about is those two million people that would have lost their unemployment insurance. Because think about it, all that money that goes out in terms of what is being spent by that unemployment check, helps to generate $2 back into [...]
The middle class has quite a gift welcoming them as the calendar flips over to 2013. Their payroll taxes are going to go up, their income taxes are going to go up, and approximately 28 million households are going to be hit with a huge, unexpected AMT tax bill on their 2012 earnings. So happy New Year middle class! You are about to be ripped to shreds. In addition to [...]
You may have noticed some economic difficulties across the country in recent years among family, friends, neighbors, colleagues. One sector is doing quite nicely, however, under Barack Hussein Obama.
In the 1,420 days since he took the oath of office, the federal government has daily hired on average 101 new employees. Every day. Seven days a week. All 202 weeks. That makes 143,000 more federal workers than when Obama talked forever [...]
Over two million people will stop receiving jobless benefits immediately if Congress doesn’t make a #fiscalcliff deal:
WASHINGTON (KGO) — Millions of unemployed Americans have another reason to worry about “fiscal cliff” budget talks that seek to avoid looming tax increases and dire spending cuts come January.
About 2.1 million people will stop receiving jobless benefits immediately if Congress doesn’t reauthorize federal unemployment insurance programs by year’s end. Another 1 million [...]
Bursting at the seams: Pictures from inside America’s overcrowded prison system show cramped lives lived by two million inmates
Astonishing pictures show American prison system at breaking point with more than two million citizens behind bars
The most overcrowded state, California, has 140,000 inmates when its 33 prisons are only designed to hold 80,000
Overcapacity is expected to soar to 45 per cent above its maximum limit by 2018
These astonishing pictures show America’s [...]
Astronomers have discovered a new supercomet that will be fifteen times brighter than the moon when it crosses the night sky next year.
Calculations show that the celestial visitor could be dazzlingly bright in November 2013 and be easily visible in broad daylight as it rounds the Sun.
Comet ISON is so named because it was first spotted on photos taken by Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok from Russia using the International [...]
Apple [AAPL 698.3501 7.0701 (+1.02%) ] sold two million iPhone 5s in the first 24 hours the new smartphone was available for pre-order,the company said on Monday.
Pre-orders for the latest iPhone are more than double the number of the iPhone 4S, which hit the one million mark in 24 hours last year.
Demand for the iPhone 5 surpassed Apple’s immediate supply of the new smartphone, which is scheduled to ship Sept. 21, causing some customers’ orders [...]
Slovenia joined the Eurozone in 2007, went on a borrowing binge that blind bond buyers eagerly made possible, dousing some of its two million people with riches, creating a real estate bubble that has since burst, and driving up its external debt by 110%. And in October, it may go bankrupt, admitted Prime Minister Janez Jansa. Because borrowing binges can last only so long if you can’t print your own [...]
Researchers studying fossils from northern Kenya have identified a new species of human that lived two million years ago.
The discoveries suggests that at least three distinct species of humans co-existed in Africa.
The research adds to a growing body of evidence that runs counter to the popular perception that there was a linear evolution from early primates to modern humans.
The research has been published in the journal Nature.
Anthropologists have discovered three [...]
Skulls from flat faced early humans found in ‘cradle of life’ near Lake Turkana in Kenya
Scientists believe the new species eventually came to an evolutionary dead end
Scientists have discovered two new species of early human which lived alongside our direct ancestor two million years ago, before coming to an evolutionary ‘dead end’.
The revelation is based on three new fossils unearthed between 2007 and 2009 from a site near Lake Turkana [...]
The nation’s consumer watchdog on Wednesday delivered its first enforcement action against the financial industry, fining Capital One for pressuring and misleading more than two million credit card customers.
Capital One, one of the nation’s biggest banks and credit card lenders, agreed to pay $210 million to resolve a pair of regulatory cases, the latest legal setback for the financial industry.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Wall Street’s newest regulator, accused Capital [...]
Korean giant predicted to sell 10 million handsets in two months
Android smartphone to sell 23 million this year
Demand fuelled by non-appearance of Apple rival
Huge demand for the Galaxy S3 phone has meant that Samsung simply hasn’t been able to keep up – and has lost two million sales this month.
The handset is forecast to hit 10 million sales in two months – with demand fuelled by lack of a credible [...]
A five-year-old Ohio girl is in a desperate race for a cure to an extremely rare disorder that is fusing her body’s muscles and joints into solid bone.
Ali McKean of Bellevue suffers from Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), or Stone Man Syndrome, a genetic disorder that claims one in two million by slowly hardening their body until they can no longer move.
‘Her muscles and connective tissues are turning into bone,’ Ali’s [...]
Black and Hispanic homebuyers pay a 3 percent premium, even when factors like access to credit and income are taken away.
Researchers led by Patrick Bayer at Duke University studied two million housing transactions in four metropolitan areas. They found that Black and Hispanic homebuyers paid a considerable premium: about $6,000 on a $200,000 house.
The results show that forms of racism still exist in society. According to the study:
Regardless of the ultimate explanation, though, our results [...]
Graduating college students face a mixed job market at best this year, and most will leave school without an offer in hand, despite an uptick in hiring by on-campus recruiters.
A survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed those that recruit on campuses plan to boost hiring of new grads by 10.2% from last year. However, on-campus recruiting is only a small slice of the pie—the [...]
‘Duplicated gene’ allowed man to talk and transmit knowledge
Humans share 96% of genome with chimpanzees
Instant leap in brain evolution let early man leave our ‘cousins’ behind
It is a question that has long puzzled scientists. What made our ancestors break away from apes and advance so dramatically?
Now researchers believe they may have explained the missing link – a duplicated gene.
Researchers believe that a copy of gene SRGAP2, which appeared in ‘ape [...]
The unit 1 reactor at the Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey tripped offline Monday morning, according to PSEG officials.
Two of the four licensed nuclear power reactors in New Jersey are located at the Salem Plant.
The pant generates enough electricity to power about two million homes each day.
More details to come..
Christie M. Farriella for New York Daily News
The Elmhurst Park comfort station, which was contracted for construction in July 2010 for nearly $2 million, has yet to be completed and the price tag has risen to about $2.3 million.
A costly restroom facility in Elmhurst contracted by the city nearly two years ago is still under construction, and it could end up costing even more than originally indicated.
The comfort station at [...]