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Amazon's Alexa will ask humans questions using a new 'teachable' AI

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:57
Amazon just gave Alexa a mind of its own by enabling it to ask humans questions. The virtual assistant is using AI to ask question that will help it fill in gaps of conversations to better understand users.
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Three-mile-wide Australian meteorite crater formed 100M years ago

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:10
Miners digging for gold in Australia's Outback discovered a three-mile long meteorite crater that was created some 100 million years ago by a 660 feet wide meteor smashing into the Earth.
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Coronavirus-laden particles in lifts can survive for half an hour

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:27
Experts from the University of Amsterdam mimicked a series of coughs inside a hospital lift to determine how long they lasted under different conditions.
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Most accurate coronavirus antibody testing kits revealed

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:00
Researchers from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London examined a range of antibody tests as part of the study.
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Coronavirus: Blood test scanning width of cells could determine risk

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:12
The 'red cell distribution width' (RDW) test measures the difference in size from a patient's largest to smallest red blood cell.
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HIIT exercise regime helps elderly hospital patients build strength

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:09
According to researchers from the US, HIIT exercise routines - which feature short bursts of strenuous exercise - can help older patients regain more function, faster.
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Cats are more satisfied when fed just once a day, study finds

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 09:48
In experiments, cats that ate one meal a day in the morning were more satisfied compared to those that ate the same portion at four times throughout the day.
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Fossils: Doctor Who actor Tom Baker honoured by scientists who name a trilobite after him 

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 08:51
Australian palaeontologists have named the newly-found species of trilobite - a segmented sea creature from 450 million years ago - Gravicalymene bakeri.
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Skin-to-skin contact between parents and infants reduces experience of pain during a jab

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 05:53
Researchers from UCL and York University, Canada measured the response to pain in the brains of 27 infants from newborn to 96 days old using electrodes on their head.
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BAME: Genetic variation 'unlikely to influence Covid-19 mortality'

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 05:16
Scientists found no differences in seven genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2 - the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 - across ethnic groups.
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Work-life balance: Career-focused people who prioritise making money are more likely to be lonely

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 05:04
Experts from the US explored why basing one's self-esteem around financial success - the so-called 'Financial Contingency of Self-Worth' - can have drawbacks.
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Boris Johnson to tell UN leaders 'climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus' today 

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 04:41
Johnson will call on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation at the event hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
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Lumi Stick-On Night Light from Eufy review Amazon

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 03:36
Whether you have trouble seeing at night in your own home or want to reassure little ones in the dark, the Lumi Stick-On Night Light from Eufy is a must-have.
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Two thirds of food packaging isn't recyclable, study finds

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 03:30
Popular brands including Pringles, Cadbury and Babybel use packaging that either isn't recyclable at all or mostly unrecyclable, Which? found.
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Penicillin: fungus accidentally grown by Fleming in 1928 has its genome sequenced for the first time

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 02:41
Researchers from the UK analysed frozen samples of Sir Fleming's original strain of the fungus - and compared them with their modern, industrially-used counterparts from the US.
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Beer belly raises the risk of early death from illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:53
Canadian researchers looked at data from more than 2.5million people and found that every extra 4in (10cm) of waist size was associated with an 11 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely.
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YouTube expands its fact checking feature to the UK 

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:00
UK users will start seeing the independent, fact-checked information from third-party organisations from Thursday, which will appear in panels above search results.
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Four months later than planned, the mobile phone tracing tool will be launched across the country

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:49
Britons will be urged to download the mobile tracing app that uses Bluetooth technology to alert users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus
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Google Maps will show data on coronavirus outbreaks in your region

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:01
Google Maps has added a new layer showing COVID-19 outbreaks in a region. A seven-day average new infections for the area will appear, with a label showing if cases are trending up or down.
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Avocados can be cryogenically frozen and shipped to MARS, say experts who revived frozen shoots

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:59
Scientists cryopreserved avocado shoots for the first time, which they say could be shipped to Mars. The team designed a method that stores them in liquid nitrogen, allowing them to be revived later.
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