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LinkedIn Q3 Beats The Street, Sales Of $568M, EPS $0.52

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Creator of board game Operation needs money for a real operation

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A sad bit of news that’ll have you feeling all kinds of nostalgic: The inventor of the classic board game Operation needs an operation.

John Spinello invented a bare-bones version of what would one day become Operation in 1964. He sold his prototype to a toy invention company for $500. Milton Bradley licensed the idea, and the game of Operation was born.

Fast-forward to now — some 50 years later — and 77-year-old John Spinello…

The 5-step process for making an Ebola vaccine

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Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, was born 100 years ago this week, and the contributions he made to science still save countless lives. That’s because the scientific dogma behind his vaccine still holds true: If you expose a body to deactivated, noncontagious version of a virus, when a live bug comes along, that body will be ready.

The same principle would apply to an Ebola vaccine. That is, if one was available for the human body. Ebola vaccines exist, but until now, they have…

Senior Australian Islamic State recruiter reportedly killed in Middle East

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SYDNEY — A senior Australian Islamic State recruiter has reportedly been killed in the Middle East.

ABC News reported on Wednesday, Mohammad Ali Baryalei, who recruited dozens of Australians to Syria and Iraq, is believed to have been dead for four or five days.

Baryalei is the mastermind behind the plot to behead random members of the public in Sydney in September, according to government officials. The plot resulted in massive terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane.

The 33-year-old, who…

Thousands honor fallen soldier after shooting rocks Canada

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Canada honored a soldier who was gunned down while standing guard at the country’s National War Memorial with a regimental funeral on Tuesday

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was laid to rest in his hometown of Hamilton on Tuesday, after a motorcade carried his body from Ottawa on Friday.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Muslim, shot and killed Cirillo before firing shots inside a Parliament building on Oct. 22. Canadian…

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Kim Kardashian Loves Her BlackBerrys, and 4 Other Things We Learned

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Kim Kardashian may be the last person you’d expect to see headlining a tech conference. But the reality star took the stage at Recode’s Code Mobile conference Monday in Half Moon Bay to talk mobile tech trends.

During her 30-minute conversation with Recode cofounder Kara Swisher, Kardashian spoke about her love of BlackBerry, the challenges of being a reality star and how she manages her social media presence

Here are five things we learned about her Monday:

She still uses BlackBerry

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2 NFL Players Have Torn Their ACLs Celebrating Sacks This Season

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The newest dangerous injury risk decimating NFL rosters isn’t blindside hits or chop blocks. Nope — it’s over-enthusiastic sack celebrations.

Lamarr Houston of the Chicago Bears is out for the season because he injured his knee while gloating after making a sack during his team’s 51-23 beating by the Patriots on Sunday. But get this: Houston isn’t the first player to tear his ACL celebrating a sack this season; Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions beat him to the punch more than a month…

Twitter Stock Drops 10% on Concerns About User Growth in Q3

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Twitter beat revenue estimates and matched on earnings for the September quarter, but Wall Street could care less

Twitter posted a slight profit of $0.01 per share for the third quarter, matching analysts’ estimates. It also reported revenue of $361 million, more than doubling year-over-year and well ahead of estimates for revenue of $351 million. Yet, the company’s stock, which had dipped by about 3% in trading Monday, fell by more than 10% in after hours trading following the results

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Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show Reportedly Will Be a Thing

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LOS ANGELES — Neil Patrick Harris is reportedly going to bring his wide ranging talents to NBC

The network is said to be close to closing a deal that would bring to TV a variety show from the How I Met Your Mother fave and soon-to-be-Oscar host. At least, that’s according to a report from Vulture, who also reported that the show will be modeled off the British variety series Saturday Night Takeaway. Though, it will not air on Saturdays or bear the same name.

OK Go’s Umbrella Choreography in New Music Video Won’t Let You Down

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Not since Rihanna’s “Umbrella” in 2007 has the umbrella played such a starring role in a music video

OK Go, with the help of thousands of extras, showed off some slick umbrella choreography in their video for “I Won’t Let You Down.” And let us down, OK Go did not

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The video, which debuted Monday on the Today show, continues the band’s string of inventive visual creations

In June, OK Go’s “The…