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80% of new Covid-19 cases in part of Greater Manchester are among white people

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:24
Eleanor Roaf, the director of public health in Trafford, said there are fears of a 'complacent middle class'. She worries white people will think the coronavirus only affects people from BAME communities.
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Blood test can diagnose brain damage in hours-old babies

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 07:19
The prototype test is based on a study of the blood samples of 45 babies in Indian hospitals that experienced oxygen deprivation at birth, known as birth asphyxia.
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6 Best Sound Machines for 2020 (Best White Noise Machines)

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 06:00
Our favorite white noise and sleep sound machines for babies, kids, and adults. Tested by WIRED's Gear team.
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'Calling Bullshit' Skewers the World's BS-Merchants

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 06:00
Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West’s new book teaches us how to live in a world that's full of it, and how to spot BS in ourselves.
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Lost Viking waterway running across mainland Orkney revealed 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:49
A team of researchers from the Universities of the Highlands and Islands, St Andrews and Wales worked to uncover the lost passage that formed an 'ancient highway'.
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Should Governments Slap a Tax on Plastic?

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00
More than a billion tons of it could enter the environment in the next 20 years. It's time, advocates say, to put a sin tax on single-use plastic.
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Dell XPS 15 Review: A Luxury Windows Laptop

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00
With more real estate and power, the company's roomy new laptop retains everything we like about the 13-inch—almost.
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There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00
Members of Congress clearly don’t understand the tech companies they’re supposed to regulate. But neither does anyone else.
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Hackers Are Building an Army of Cheap Satellite Trackers

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00
NyanSat is an open source ground station that lets you listen in on low-orbit transmissions for about $100 worth of gear.
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Younger Covid-19 patients 'more likely to lose sense of smell and taste' than older patients 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 04:21
Irish researchers examined 46 infected patients who were asked to assess changes to their smell, known as anosmia, and taste, known as ageusia.
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The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 04:00
You don't need a lot of gear to keep your pup's tail wagging, but the right stuff can vastly improve their lives and your relationship with them.
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The American Scientists Who Saved London From Nazi Drones

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 04:00
For months, German V-1s terrorized the city. To take them down, US physicists had to develop a “smart fuse”—a task they were told was practically impossible.
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It’s Not Just TikTok. Chinese Firms Face More US Roadblocks

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 04:00
Chinese companies have been free to expand in the US while American firms were stymied by Beijing. Now, the climate is not as welcoming.
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Social distancing may be GOOD for the economy as it makes people more comfortable to go out

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 03:31
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen compared drops in economic activity due to Covid-19 reduction measures in Sweden and Denmark.
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TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 03:00
On the app, users drape themselves in the trappings of Black culture—and steal the viral spotlight. It’s exploitation at its most refined and disturbing.
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Cows lick each other to show affection and help forge strong friendships 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 02:10
Chilean and US scientists spent 30 days observing a small herd of dairy cows that had recently given birth to observe social grooming, also known as allogrooming.
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Llama figurine and a gold bracelet found in lake were 'offerings' for Incan gods

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:09
The offerings were found in a stone box at the bottom of Lake Titicaca in the Andes mountains between Bolivia and Peru by a team from Penn State University.
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Statins are not effective at cutting risk of dying from heart disease

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:39
The research, published in the British Medical Journal, found that three quarters of all trials reported no reduction in mortality among those who took drugs to lower their cholesterol.
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First evidence of a dinosaur living with malignant CANCER found in a 77 million-year-old fossil

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:30
Experts found the bone cancer - an osteosarcoma - in a horned plant-eating dinosaur, Centrosaurus apertus, that lived in Canada during the Cretaceous Period.
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Snapchat takes on TikTok with feature that lets users add music

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:23
Snapchat is taking on TikTok with a new music feature that lets users add music to snaps. There is also an option that opens the song in a a streaming platform, allowing users to listen to the complete title.
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