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  • 12 hours ago
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    Spanish doctors 'eliminate' HIV from patient in stem cell transplant trial

    SPANISH scientists believe they may have managed to eliminate HIV from a patient using stem cell transplant treatment.  Scientists from the Institute for AIDS Research IrsiCaixa in Barcelona and the Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid have managed to remove the virus from the blood and tissues of six patients using the treatment.

  • 1 day ago
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    Samsung Doubles Down On Crazy Race for Insanely Large Phones

    Samsung was not kidding when its CEO announced very significant design changes to the next generation of its flagship phones. A new rumor points out at a quite significant display size increase for the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10. The rumor claims that the Galaxy S10’s display will top at 6.44 inches. Most likely this screen resize will be for Plus variant, as the current S9 Plus sports a 6.2-inch AMOLED panel. The regular Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch display. We don’t know if that will al...

  • 6 days ago
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    Pregnant Woman Killed In UP For Accidentally Touching An Upper Caste Woman's Bucket

    The caste system in India has been a bane of the society ever since its inception. And while the world may be moving on a modern path, there still are horrific episodes reported of clashes between upper and lower castes. In the Khetalpur Bhansoli village of Uttar Pradesh, with a population of as much as 3,500,about 30% of them are Dalits. There have admitted to frequent fights with upper castes in the village. In one such incident, a pregnant woman was killed in this village for 'defiling&#...

  • 8 days ago
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    White tiger kills zookeeper in Japan

    A rare white tiger has mauled a zookeeper to death in its enclosure at a zoo in Japan, officials say. Akira Furusho, 40, was found bleeding from the neck in the tiger's cage at the zoo in the southern city of Kagoshima. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. The male tiger, named Riku, was sedated with a tranquiliser before rescue workers and police arrived.

  • 9 days ago
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    'Game-changing' study finds DNA patterns that raise heart attack risk

    Scientists know genes are responsible for roughly half your chance of having a heart attack, but they didn't know which genes were important. Now, in a huge world-first study, Australian scientists say they have discovered the DNA patterns that can raise our risk. People with high-risk DNA are more than four times more likely to have a heart attack than people with low-risk DNA, their study reveals.

  • 9 days ago
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    Copper ions flow like liquid through crystalline structures

    Materials scientists have sussed out the physical phenomenon underlying the promising electrical properties of a class of materials called superionic crystals. A better understanding of such materials could lead to safer and more efficient rechargeable batteries than the current standard-bearer of lithium ion. Becoming a popular topic of study only within the past five years, superionic crystals are a cross between a liquid and a solid.

  • 12 days ago
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    AnandTech Calls A12 Bionic in iPhone XS 'Just Margins Off' Best Desktop CPUs in New Review

    AnandTech, known for in-depth reviews of new Apple products, today published a lengthy review of the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple's newest flagship iPhones. AnandTech's review takes a deep dive into the A12 chip in the two smartphones, which is the first commercially available 7nm silicon.

  • 13 days ago
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    LG’s Watch W7 looks like the dumbest smartwatch of the year

    Obscuring the display with physical watch hands sounds like a great idea, right? Android smartwatches may be about as dead of a form factor as Android tablets, but that isn't stopping OEMs from continuing to pump out these little packages of wrist-mounted sadness. The latest is LG's "hybrid" smartwatch, the Watch W7, which one-ups the usual Wear OS hardware package by slapping physical, analog watch hands on top of the display.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Financial institutions have already started accumulating bitcoins - far from the public eye

    Institutional investors are at the forefront of trading in crypto currencies, according to a report published yesterday. These investors, who in some cases represent hedge funds, have displaced individuals with greater purchasing power as the biggest bitcoin buyers, after making private transactions, some of them as large as [EDITED a mistake – not $100k but $100 M] $100 million in the over-the-counter (OTC) market.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Donald Trump's trade war with China could lead to military conflict, Alibaba founder Jack Ma warns

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma has warned that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China could lead to military conflict. “When trade stops, sometimes the war starts. So trade is the way to stop wars,” the Chinese billionaire entrepreneur warned Tuesday during the opening panel discussion at the World Trade Organization Public Forum in Geneva, South China Morning Post reported. “Trade is the way to build up trust,” he continued. “Trade is not the weapon to fight against each other.”

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Apple brings more than 70 new emoji to iPhone with iOS 12.1

    More than 70 new emoji will be coming soon to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food. The new emoji are available in today’s developer and public beta previews of iOS 12.1, and will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Yes, Healthcare's Data Breach Problem Really Is That Bad

    Over an eight-year span, healthcare organizations reported 2,149 data breaches affecting 176.4 million records to the federal government, with almost every year bringing more privacy incidents, according to new research. The findings, published today by the JAMA Network, further support the argument that healthcare is particularly vulnerable to hackers. The rise of electronic health records appears to have worsened the situation, placing patients at risk and healthcare providers...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    A new lab-grown meat startup may have overcome a key barrier to making meat without slaughter

    A new lab-grown meat startup called Meatable is taking on the industry's key hurdle by coming up with a way to make truly slaughter-free meat without relying on cow fetus blood, or "serum." The Dutch startup partnered with Cambridge and uses proprietary stem cell technology for faster production.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Render leaks of 'Pixelstand' – Wireless charging dock for Pixel 3

    While there isn’t much we don’t know about the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL, those two devices aren’t the only things Google will launch at its hardware event on October 9. Today, we get our first real look at one of those items, the so-called “Pixelstand.”

  • 1 month ago
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    How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon

    NASA’s new focus has been made clear: the space agency is sending humans back to the Moon — this time, in a sustainable way. At least, that’s the claim made by NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine, who says he’s not interested in just leaving “flags and footprints” on the lunar surface. “This time when we go, we’re going to go to stay,” he said at a meeting with NASA advisers in August.

  • 1 month ago
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    Sean Penn says spirit of much of #MeToo movement is to ‘divide men and women’

    Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has opened up about the #MeToo movement, saying it divides men and women and "it's too black and white." Penn, 58, and actress Natascha McElhone, 48, who co-star in the new Hulu show "The First" about a dangerous mission to Mars, had a frank discussion about the movement empowering women, with Natalie Morales on TODAY Monday.

  • 1 month ago
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    Days of flooding ahead in the Carolinas as Florence leaves at least 9 dead

    Tropical Storm Florence's relentless rain is flooding parts of the Carolinas and promises even more for days, officials said Saturday, a day after it landed as a hurricane and left at least 11 people dead -- including a baby. The issues prompted North Carolina to tell drivers coming down Interstate 95 from Virginia to go around -- the entire state. The state wants motorists to go west to Tennessee and take Interstate 75 into Georgia.

  • 1 month ago
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    This is a big consequence of being untrustworthy.