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Hope for the middle-aged who suffer from hand tremors

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:53
Researchers from the University of Kansas found that when worn twice a day for a month, the device reduces tremor severity by 89.5 percent. Wearing it just once reduces tremors by 65 percent.
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Study warns smartphone overuse increases loneliness

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:37
Researchers from San Francisco State University have found in a new study that smartphone dependence may have similar effects on the brain to those seen in opioid addiction.
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Facebook job postings reveal the firm is looking for chip designers

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:02
The chips could be used to power anything from Facebook's rumored smart home speaker to an upcoming Oculus headset, according to Bloomberg, which first spotted the posting.
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Oxford dodo died after being shot in the head, scientists claim

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:01
The famous dodo head in Oxford's Ashmolean museum is the only intact dodo head in the world - all others are skulls. A CT scan has revealed it was blasted with a shotgun in the head from close range.
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Scientists discover how to bend diamond in 'surprising' breakthrough

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:23
In the study, an international team of researchers found that tiny diamond needles measuring just a few micrometers tall could bend by as much as 9 percent without snapping.
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World's first Hyperloop system could be in Abu Dhabi by 2020

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:56
The track (concept image) - which will be around  six miles (10km) long - will be close to Al Maktoum International Airport, on the border of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai emirates.
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Scientists engineer fruit flies to ejaculate when exposed to red light

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:43
To better understand how ejaculation fits into the motivations behind the mating process in animals, from insects to mammals, a team international scientists has conducted a bizarre experiment.
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Testosterone-fueled hedge fund managers deliver lower returns

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:43
Researchers measured the facial width-to-height ratio -- a feature that has been linked to high testosterone levels -- of 3,228 male hedge fund managers from 1,901 investment firms.
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Netflix launches 30-second previews for TV shows and movies in iOS app

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:46
Starting on Thursday, users can watch 30-second previews of TV shows and movies in Netflix's iOS app. The trailers play vertically, so you don't have to flip your phone to watch.
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Humans driving a 'sixth mass extinction' by killing off large mammals

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:48
The findings were made by a team of researchers, which included the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, who looked at mammal sizes from 66 million years ago to the present day.
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Lyft invests in projects to reduce greenhouse gases

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:41
Lyft is launching a program to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas.
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Remarkable evolution of the 'Indonesian fish people' (who can hold their breath for 13 minutes)

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:29
The genetic change discovered in the Bajau tribe who live in Jaya Bakti is the first known example of a human adaptation to deep diving, researchers from Cambridge University found.
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Apple may be planning to release a new version of its budget SE model and a cheaper iPhone X

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:22
Apple could be gearing up to launch a second version of its popular budget phone, the iPhone SE, as well as a cheaper, bigger version of the 10th anniversary iPhone X, according to reports.
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Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover Earth in 'Big Brother' satellites

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:22
Bill Gates is backing Washington-based, EarthNow, a startup that plans to launch 500 satellites to cover Earth's atmosphere in real-time video surveillance.
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US Open tennis to be shown in UK exclusively on Amazon

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:20
Viewers in the UK and Ireland will only be able to view the New York fortnight via Amazon's Prime Video channel. In recent decades the event has been broadcast either by Sky or Eurosport.
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Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime now has 100 million paid members

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:13
In a letter to shareholders on Wednesday, the Seattle-based retail giant's CEO wrote of the need to maintain 'high standards' to keep pace with customers who are 'divinely discontent'.
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New ant species from Borneo explodes and releases toxic chemicals

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:11
The new ant is one of 15 new species of exploding ants that has been found by researchers from the Natural History Museum Vienna and colleagues on the island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago.
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'Healthy body, healthy mind' really is true

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:09
Research led by the University of Manchester found that among more than 475,000 people those who had a firmer hand grip performed better in tests of reaction time, reasoning and memory.
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Mini-human brains implanted in mice grow successfully for months

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:25
Around 80 per cent of the mice survived the operation and within two weeks their brain implants (pictured) were spawning new neurons, according to researchers from the Salk Institute in San Diego.
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Hans Asperger, the children’s doctor famed for early work in autism, assisted in Nazi euthanasia

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:23
Herwig Czech, a historian of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, made the discovery after looking at Asperger's Nazi-era publications along with documents from Austrian archives.
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