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  • 9 hours ago
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    Virtual Reality Can Increase Empathy for the Homeless

    At this early stage, virtual reality is basically a cool new high-tech toy. But researchers are discovering it can confer real-world benefits, including reducing pain and boosting creativity. A new study examines a particularly promising use for the immersive technology: increasing empathy. It finds that, compared to traditional approaches, using VR to experience the precarious life of a homeless person creates more, and longer-lasting, understanding and compassion for that often-ignored populat...

  • 10 hours ago
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    Friend helps Lexington McDonald's employee whose wife died in restaurant

    A lifelong friend of an 85-year-old McDonald's employee is helping him out after he lost his wife at the restaurant he's worked at for 40 years. Wendall Gill's smiling face has greeted customers for decades at the Richmond Road McDonald's. "Hi, How are you?" he asked one customer Wednesday. It's a greeting he has said thousands of times at the restaurant.

  • 2 days ago
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    Nature will need up to five million years to fill the gaps caused by man-made mass extinctions, study finds

    Mankind has taken the world to the brink of a mass extinction that could wipe out vast swathes life on Earth for millions of years, scientists have warned in a new study. Humans are killing off animal and plant species so rapidly that evolution is unable to keep up to fill the gaps left behind, the work suggests.

  • 2 days ago
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    New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

    When you get sick, you want the right treatment fast. But certain infectious microbes are experts at evading the very anti-bacterial drugs designed to fight them. A simple and inexpensive new test developed by UC Berkeley researchers can diagnose patients with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in a matter of minutes.

  • 2 days ago
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    Trump says "rogue killers" may have murdered Saudi journalist, despite cleaning crew shown entering consulate

    Turkish officials have said they suspect that dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate.

  • 5 days ago
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    Police: 11 infant bodies found in ceiling of Detroit funeral home

    The bodies of 11 infants were found in the ceiling of a former funeral home on Detroit's east side Friday evening, according to Detroit Police. Police say the bodies were stuffed in bags. Officers also found a small coffin containing three more bags. They are at the scene with cadaver dogs searching for more bodies. The Cantrell Funeral Home was shut down earlier this year due to several violations and "deplorable, unsanitary conditions."

  • 9 days ago
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    Study opens route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

    The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen. Silicon can be found in various forms in rocks, clay, sand, and soil. And while it is not the best semiconducting material that exists on the planet, it is by far the most readily available. As such, silicon is the dominant material used in most electronic devices, including sensors, solar cells, and the integrated circuits within our computers and smartphones.

  • 12 days ago
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    Pope adviser urges rethink on Catholic celibacy

    The head of Germany's Catholic Church has called for a debate on the celibacy requirement for priests, in response to the clergy sex abuse scandals. Cardinal Reinhard Marx said "weak excuses" were no longer acceptable.

  • 12 days ago
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    Company that launched satellites without permission gets new license to launch more probes

    Aerospace startup Swarm Technologies, which infamously launched four satellites without a federal license in January, has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to launch a new crop of satellites later this year. The approval comes while the FCC is still deciding whether to take any retaliatory action against Swarm for the unauthorized January launch.

  • 13 days ago
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    Spacewalk Planned to Investigate Mysterious "Sabotage" Hole in ISS

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk next month to learn more about a pressure leak discovered in August that has resulted in a mild international incident between the United States and Russia. On Wednesday, NASA released a carefully worded statement sharing news of the November spacewalk — no date has been announced — that adds color to previous statements made by Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Russian space agency ROSCOSMOS. Rogozin has indicated ...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Final Cut Pro X gains official eGPU support in macOS Mojave

    A couple of days ago Apple published a support document outlining Final Cut Pro X support for external graphics. The document notes a variety of ways that Final Cut Pro X users can gain benefits from an eGPU setup. There are two ways to enable external graphics enhancements with Final Cut Pro X. The most obvious way is to connect your Thunderbolt 3 eGPU to an external display, and run Final Cut Pro X on the external display.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Stranger tracks down mystery couple on Facebook after capturing man's romantic proposal on a Florida beach

    When Tae Cho proposed to his girlfriend Lindsey Crouch on a Florida beach, he thought the moment would be lost forever. But not only did a kindhearted stranger photograph the romantic proposal, she posted the pictures on Facebook in a bid to find the couple - and it worked. Now the Knoxville duo have Heather Swanner's perfect shots, along with a handful of grainy smartphone camera images taken by family members.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists

    Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. But a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Harvard University researchers Stephanie Pierce and Katrina Jones, suggests we're unique in one more way -- the makeup of our spines. The researchers describe their finding in a paper published this week in the journal Science.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Boy with dairy allergy died after being ‘chased with cheese’

    A 13-year-old boy with a severe dairy allergy died after a schoolmate allegedly chased him with cheese and threw it down his T-shirt, an inquest has heard. Karanbir Cheema, from Greenford, west London, suffered a “serious allergic reaction” and was left “gasping for air”, ITV News reports. After going into anaphylactic shock, he fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital by paramedics, where he died ten days later.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Conservatives back higher taxes to fund the NHS

    Most Conservative voters now back higher taxes to fund the NHS, the British Social Attiudes Survey has found. The polling, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research, found that 53 per cent of Conservatives Party supporters think the Government should increase taxes and spending on public services. It marks a departure from data showing that for more than 15 years most Conservatives have said taxes should either fall or stay the same.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Amazon’s streaming service Twitch just got blocked in China

    The most popular live-streaming service for video games in the world got just blocked in China. A spokesman for Twitch.tv confirmed that their service had been blocked in China, but he did not comment any further. The country’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China did not respond to a request for a comment.

  • 1 month ago
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    A Japanese Probe Is About to Drop Two Hopping Robots Onto Asteroid Ryugu

    A Japanese asteroid-sampling probe is about to get up close and personal with its target space rock. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop two tiny rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu this week, possibly as early as Thursday (Sept. 20), if all goes according to plan. The Hayabusa2 team began prepping seriously for the epic maneuver last week. The current schedule calls for the mother ship to descend toward Ryugu today (Sept. 19) and for the two little disk-shaped robots...

  • 1 month ago
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    Canada-wide warrant for woman wanted in Ottawa hotel beating death

    Ottawa police have identified the man fatally beaten in a south-end hotel room and the woman wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder in connection to his death. Police were called to the Residence Inn by Marriott on Walkley Road at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday evening, when they found 30-year-old Mohamad Mana, from Ottawa, dead inside one of the hotel rooms.

  • 1 month ago
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    Judge set to sentence Bill Cosby next week rejects call for his recusal, says no 'grudge' exists with former DA Bruce Castor

    The judge set to sentence Bill Cosby in his sex assault case next week has rejected the disgraced comedian's call for his recusal.

  • 1 month ago
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    'Wild West' Bitcoin 'should be regulated'

    Bitcoin and other digital currencies are a "Wild West industry" and need to be regulated to protect investors, a committee of MPs has urged. Problems include volatile prices, minimal consumer protection and risks of hacking and money-laundering, says the Treasury Committee. The committee said there were no well-functioning crypto-currencies and preferred to call them "crypto-assets". It urged City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority to supervise them.

  • 1 month ago
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    Loot boxes are 'psychologically akin to gambling', according to Australian study

    Loot boxes in games could lead to problem gambling, according to a study by the Australian Environment and Communications Reference Committee. Over 7,400 game enthusiasts were surveyed for the study, the results of which were presented during a public hearing in Canberra yesterday, as part of the Australian senate inquiry into micro-transactions and chance-based items.

  • 1 month ago
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    N and S Korea hail new era after talks

    Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut down one of North Korea's main missile testing and launching sites, says South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders "agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation," said Mr Moon. The agreement was described by Mr Kim as a "leap forward" towards military peace on the peninsula. Mr Kim also said he hoped to "visit Seoul in the near future" - he would be the first North Korean leader to do so....

  • 1 month ago
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    FEMA will test a ‘Presidential Alert’ text message next week that cell phone users won’t be able to opt out of

    On September 20th, FEMA will conduct a test of its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), which brings together two existing alert systems, the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alerts system. This system will also mark the first time that a “Presidential Alert” will be sent out to a majority of cell phone owners, who won’t be able to opt out.

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘Westworld’: Aaron Paul Joins HBO Sci-Fi Series For Season 3

    The producers are being tight-lipped on the character but I hear Paul will be a series regular. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie, the sci-fi thriller is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Paul is a series regular on Apple’s upcoming drama Are You Sleeping? It is an anthology series, so most of the cast, including Paul, have one-year deals for the Season 1 story arc.

  • 1 month ago
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    Beyond the cloud: Amazon Web Services hiring engineers for ‘big, audacious space project’

    According to two recently deleted job postings on the internet, where nothing can ever really be deleted, Amazon Web Services is hiring technical engineers to develop cloud services for satellites and “space-based systems.” TJI Research spotted the listings, which called for a software engineer and product manager to “to help innovate and disrupt the launch, satellite and space world with new AWS products, services and features,” according to one of the job ads, for “a new AWS service ...