Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen, academics are increasingly exploring whether their rule-based systems for rationalizing urban space could be replaced with dynamic systems based on blockchains,… Read More [...]
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Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator's current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup is developing skin patches that release drugs commonly used in seasonal allergies for children. The patches can deliver a variety of drugs. Read More [...]
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues New Congressional Map To Replace Gerrymandered One
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map to replace the state's current one, which the court said is so partisan it violates the state's Constitution. [...]
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Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin
By Angus McDowall and Tuvan Gumrukcu BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive. Turkey began its Afrin operation with allied Syrian rebels last month against the YPG, which Ankara sees as a threat along its border with links to the Kurdish PKK insurgency at home. [...]
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Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From Job
Susan Peirez started shouting after being seated near a baby. [...]
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