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  • 5 days ago
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    E-Cigarette Use Linked to Increased Stroke, Coronary Artery Disease

    One of the largest studies of its kind has found that using electronic cigarettes can lead to a dramatic increase in the user’s odds of having a heart attack, coronary artery disease, and depression. The new research, presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 Annual Scientific Session, found that the trend may not be as healthy of an alternative to smoking as many have argued.

  • 10 days ago
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    How Japan is helping pensioners stay happy and have fun

    Japan is rethinking society for its growing old-age population, with specially-designed housing and jobs that can be shared.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Tesla hides an epic Easter egg inside of its Model Y event invitation

    Elon Musk and Tesla have proven once again why they are the ultimate trolls. Tesla fans hoping to get a sneak preview of the upcoming Model Y electric SUV, which will be revealed on March 14, were treated to a spectacular Easter egg when they tried to run a teaser image of the vehicle through an image editor.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Anesthetic drug propofol shows promise in the treatment of medication-resistant depression

    A commonly used anesthetic drug could help people with severe depression. Preliminary research published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology suggests that propofol may trigger rapid, durable antidepressant effects. “Severe depression strikes millions of people each year, and up to one-third of these individuals do not respond to currently available treatments (medications, psychotherapy, brain stimulation),” said Brian James Mickey of the University of Utah, the correspon...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Warner Bros. Developing New Constantine TV Show Starring Matt Ryan

    As the devil himself knows, you just can’t keep John Constantine down. Back in 2015, NBC announced that they weren’t going to renew Constantine for a second season. Fans were dismayed, immediately launching a campaign to save the show. Warner Bros seemed similarly eager to keep it going, attempting to get another network to pick it up. Both the fan and studio efforts failed, however, leading producer Daniel Cerone to comment:

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light

    Without night vision goggles, mammals have no hope of seeing infrared light, which has wavelengths longer than light on the visible spectrum. But in a study published today (February 28) in Cell, researchers injected nanoparticles into mouse retinas, giving the rodents the ability to see near-infrared (near-IR) light at about half the resolution of visible light.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    ‘Gene-edited babies’ is one of the most censored topics on Chinese social media

    The controversial topic of the first babies born from gene-edited embryos was one of the most censored on Chinese social media last year, according to researchers at the University of Hong Kong. On 11 February, media researchers Marcus Wang and Stella Fan posted an article to the news website Global Voices in which they describe a censorship project they are part of called WeChatscope.

  • 1 month ago
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    Grocer Kroger launches QR code-based payment service, snubs Apple Pay

    Grocery chain Kroger Co. rolled out a first-party mobile payments solution on Wednesday as it continues to rebuff third-party solutions like Apple's Apple Pay. Dubbed Kroger Pay, the app-based solution generates single use QR codes on a customer's device, which are subsequently scanned by a Kroger cashier upon checkout. The service allows users to associate any major credit or debit card with the digital wallet.

  • 1 month ago
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    Discovering a Source of Laughter in the Brain

    If laughter really is the best medicine, wouldn’t it be great if we could learn more about what goes on in the brain when we laugh? Neuroscientists recently made some major progress on this front by pinpointing a part of the brain that, when stimulated, never fails to induce smiles and laughter.

  • 1 month ago
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    Steam Achievements Unknowingly Reveals More Mortal Kombat 11 Characters

    We only have a month plus to the official release of the Mortal Kombat 11, the game is said to launch on the 23rd of April, 2019 and it will be available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While we take a sit back and wait for the MK11 to arrive, a batch of of hidden trophies for the game has recently appeared on Steam Database, apparently teasing the comeback of MKX's E-tron Black.

  • 1 month ago
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    Michonne Reportedly Leaving 'The Walking Dead' After A 'Handful' Of Season 10 Episodes

    Well, it seems the hits just keep coming for The Walking Dead. In the span of just over a year, AMC’s zombie series has already killed off Chandler Riggs’ Carl, and saw both Andrew Lincoln’s Rick and Lauren Cohan’s Maggie leave of their own volition. And now almost exactly the same thing may be happening with Danai Gurira’s Michonne.

  • 1 month ago
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    YouTube will experiment with ways to prevent dislike button 'mobs'

    YouTube is all too aware of the potential for abuse of the dislike button, and it could soon take steps to make people think carefully about hitting that thumbs-down icon. Project management director Tom Leung posted an update this week revealing that YouTube is discussing experiments that could prevent "dislike mobs" from running rampant. It could turn off rating counts by default, require an explanation for a dislike, remove just the dislike count or even remove dislikes altogether.

  • 1 month ago
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    How Huawei planned international robot espionage via email

    Huawei began building its own phone-testing system, xDeviceRobot, in early 2012. The Chinese company hoped to improve the quality of its mobile hardware, which tended to fail far more often than competitors' devices in third-party trials. In May 2012, Huawei China asked T-Mobile if it could license or flat-out buy the company's phone-testing robot, Tappy, which served as a standard for much of the industry. T-Mobile said no.

  • 2 months ago
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    How U.S. surveillance technology is propping up authoritarian regimes

    NSO Group, an Israeli cyberintelligence firm, makes spyware that it sells to a variety of government clients around the world. It has denied that those surveillance products were involved in the torture and murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although it has neither confirmed nor denied selling its products to the Saudi government — elements of which, the CIA has concluded, ordered the killing.

  • 2 months ago
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    Video Game Company, Epic Games, has “F” Rating with BBB

    The gaming company behind such popular titles as Fortnite and Infinity Blade has an “F” rating with Better Business Bureau due to unanswered customer complaints. BBB serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) is warning consumers about Epic Games of Cary, NC, which has 279 BBB complaints on file in the past three years with 271 of those complaints filed in the last year alone. Of the 279 total complaints, 247 of those have gone unanswered.

  • 2 months ago
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    Netflix has people (serenely) bulldozing their closets, and thrift stores are riding the wave

    Do you have too much stuff? Is your house a loosely-joined collection of garbage piles among which you tread, as dazed and rudderless as a possum in a landfill? Are you tied to your material possessions because you have chosen to fill the empty parts in your life with consumerism and thus your soul is scattered among promotional t-shirts and expired tubes of body lotion?

  • 2 months ago
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    Nearly 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

    Nearly 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty. If current pollution rates continue, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which organized the meeting.