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Scientists May Be Using the Wrong Cells to Study Covid-19

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 05:00
How did an African green monkey that died in 1962 get involved in the biggest research debacle of this pandemic?
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Earbud-like device claims to boost linguistic skills by zapping your ear

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:06
The simple gadget dramatically improves the wearer's ability to learn new words, say the University of Pittsburgh team behind the research new development.
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The Subtle Tricks Shopping Sites Use to Make You Spend More

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:00
Through deceptive designs known as “dark patterns,” online retailers try to nudge you toward purchases you wouldn’t otherwise make.
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Could a Janky, Jury-Rigged Air Purifier Help Fight Covid-19?

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:00
Indoor air experts think: Sure, maybe. Why the hell not? We convinced the CEO of an air filter company to give it a try.
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Israeli Hackers Develop Tech to Combat Domestic Violence

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:00
A three-day hackathon produced a promising set of mobile apps for helping women in crisis, and for stopping violence against women before it occurs.
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Researchers develop an artificial intelligence that can spot 'hidden connections' between paintings

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 03:58
In tests, the AI returned successfully revealed hidden connections between works held by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.
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Google and YouTube to BLOCK junk food adverts for under-18s

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 03:40
Restrictions will come into force in the EU and the UK in October and comes just days after Boris Johnson announced Britain's new anti-obesity drive.
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New Guinea has the greatest variety of plants of any island in the world

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 02:33
Experts from the University of Zurich examined 700,000 plant specimens from the southwestern Pacific island as part of a study into its ecosystem diversity.
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LEGO Super Mario collection is already a number one bestseller on Amazon

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 01:11
The colourful LEGO Super Mario Adventures collection has fast become an Amazon bestseller and will probably be at the top of many Super Mario fans' Christmas lists this year too.
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Some children find spending time in nature 'distressing' over climate change triggers

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:00
'Troubling emotions' and their link to climate change have been studied by University of Colombia researchers for the British Ecological Society in a first of its kind study.
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Adults suffer from loneliness in different ways 'depending on age'

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:45
Researchers found that these various factors caused loneliness in different measures across three age groups - young adults, the middle aged and the old aged.
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AI named after V For Vendetta masks protects photos from being gathered by facial recognition apps

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:52
A new AI-powered program 'cloaks' images to ward off facial recognition apps. The tool makes subtle pixel-level changes that distort pictures enough so they cannot be used by online scrapers.
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Dutch Hackers Found a Simple Way to Mess With Traffic Lights

Wired - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:41
By reverse engineering apps intended for cyclists, security researchers found they could cause delays in at least 10 cities from anywhere in the world.
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Voting Machine Makers Are Finally Playing Nice With Hackers

Wired - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:22
After years of secrecy, one major election tech company is giving more hackers a look under the hood.
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Stellar explosions created calcium found in our teeth and bones

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:04
Rare stellar explosions, called 'calcium-rich supernovae,' produced half of the universe's calcium and what is found in our teeth and bones, as it can create massive amounts in just seconds.
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People who take Vitamin D and calcium twice a day are less likely to suffer from vertigo

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:00
'Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo' (BPPV) is a disorder of the inner ear in which changes in the position of one's head result in a sensation of spinning or motion.
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Trump's TikTok Drama Is a Distraction

Wired - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:05
As the White House zeroes in on a single app, some experts say more pressing issues are going by the wayside.
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Sicilian Mafia could be dismantled via social network analysis

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:16
Experts from the UK and Italy used data gathered by law enforcement on a real-life Mafia syndicate to test different ways of identifying the most crucial members.
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Microbes beneath the seafloor found living on fifty-billion-billion times less energy than a human'

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:00
An international team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London used data from the sub-seafloor to create a new global picture of the ocean biosphere.
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Cheap, Easy Deepfakes Are Getting Closer to the Real Thing

Wired - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:00
Using open-source software and less than $100, a researcher was able to create plausible images and audio of actor Tom Hanks.
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