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Facebook: From Dorm Room To Wall Street

In just eight years, Facebook has become the second-most-visited site in the world, behind only Google. The company announced Wednesday that it is going public and hopes to raise $5 billion in its initial public stock offering. The path to success has been quick, but not without conflict. This timeline highlights the events that took the company from an idea to billions of dollars.
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What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.
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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.
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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

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