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Qatar seeks to transform diabetes care with 'whole nation' project

In an unremarkable office in a Doha hospital, a study is taking place which could transform the way Qatar deals with one of its most persistent health issues -- diabetes. A small team led by professor Khalid Hussain has since last year been entering youngsters aged up to 18 with diabetes into a nationwide database, something he claims is unique in the region and possibly the world. "What we want to do is recruit every child with diabetes in Qatar into our research project," says Hussain, who r...
Tags: Science, Qatar, Doha, Sidra, Hussain, Khalid Hussain


Source of Mystery E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened Over 100 May Be Ground Beef

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it was investigating a mysterious multistate E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 70 people. The outbreak has since been linked to more than 100 cases, but the CDC said information it has collected so far appears to point to a source: ground…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Outbreak, E Coli, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Male Scientist Claps Back at Trolls Who Tried to Discredit Female Colleague's Role in Black Hole Photo

Scientist Slams Trolls Who Tried to Discredit Woman's Role in Black Hole Pic
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Juul's Latest Idea to Placate the FDA Is a Massive Vape-Tracking Program

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to blast e-cigarette manufacturers—and Juul in particular—for a steep spike in youth vaping, the company has in recent months launched a number of initiatives to keep its products out of the hands of minors.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Fda, Tracking, Vaping, Juul, U S Food and Drug Administration, Massive Vape Tracking Program


Chinese scientists put human brain genes in a monkey

Everything we know about evolution tells us that humans have primate ancestors, and that the development of our complex brains is what allowed ancient humans to forge the path that we're on today. Determining what changes in primate brains prompted our fork of the evolution tree to take shape is something scientists in China are tackling in a revolutionary -- and scary -- way.A new study led by researchers at the Kunming Institute of Zoology combined human brain genes with modern macaque mon...
Tags: Science, China, MIT Technology Review, Kunming Institute of Zoology


The Biggest Lies We Heard About Net Neutrality This Week

“Consumer protection” isn’t a phrase you’ll find on the resume of a person who devises dishonest, meaningless soundbites like, “Net neutrality is about government takeover of the internet.” But most Washington lawmakers don’t really care what a soundbite means or whether it’s they’re true. It just needs to be catchy,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Washington, Greg Walden, Ajit Pai


Caesarean babies have lower level of 'good' gut bacteria, study shows

Research suggests surgical delivery may make babies more prone to respiratory infectionsBabies delivered by caesarean section are slower to acquire certain types of “good bacteria” in their gut and have higher levels of potentially problematic bacteria than those born vaginally, researchers say.A study of more than 100 babies showed that those born vaginally had a very different make-up of their gut microbiome (clusters of gut microbes), potentially making caesarean babies more prone to respirat...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Pregnancy, Health & wellbeing, Microbiology


Natural History Museum May Still Host Gala For Brazil Leader Who Stripped Amazon Protections

The May 14 event will be a private gala organized by the Brazilian-AmericanChamber of Commerce, a business group that plans to honor Bolsonaro as theBrazilian of the Yea
Tags: Science, Commerce, Brazil, Bolsonaro, Amazon Protections


Breaking Down the Secrets and Speculation of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's Spectacular First Trailer

It’s here: we finally have our first look at Star Wars: Episode IX, or rather, The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a teaser that is, unsurprisingly, full of mystery, one with more questions than it has answers. But that didn’t stop us combing over the footage for what few clues we could find.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid, Star Wars Celebration, Trailer Breakdown, Star Wars Episode Ix, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Johnson & Johnson wins U.S. FDA approval for bladder cancer drug

Johnson & Johnson's drug Balversa won U.S. approval as the first targeted therapy for advanced bladder cancer, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday. The list price of the drug, known chemically as erdafitinib, will range between $10,080 to $22,680 for a 28-day supply, depending of the dose, J&J said. Balversa is the first approved drug in a class known as FGFR inhibitors that targets growth factor receptors involved in cell growth and division.
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, J J, Balversa


When My Autism Was Misdiagnosed as Social Anxiety

Kate Smith discusses finally getting the correct diagnosis after years of her struggles being mistaken as social anxiety.
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'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' sees return of emperor Palpatine

Disney showed fans attending the "Star Wars Celebration" convention in Chicago the first footage from the movie, which will be released in theaters in December and will conclude the story that began in 1977. A villainous cackle was heard at the end of the trailer, and the actor who played Palpatine in previous films, Ian McDiarmid, walked onstage to loud applause from an audience of roughly 10,000 fans, many waving colorful lightsabers. Director J.J. Abrams, speaking alongside a handful of cas...
Tags: Science, Disney, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, Leia, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid


There's an Entirely New TIE Fighter and Droid in the New Star Wars Trailer

That low, rumbling, squelching sound you’re sensing at the edge of your hearing is nothing to be alarmed by; it’s just the collective peoples of the internet simultaneously excitement-soiling their pants because a new trailer for the next Star Wars movie has been released. As is required by the Jalopnik by-laws, I…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Droids, Torchlopnik


This is When You'll Be Able to See April's Full Pink Moon

It's the perfect excuse to call in late to work next week.
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NASA 'Twins Study' Concludes With Encouraging Signs For Human Space Travel

What happens to your body after nearly a year in space? Plenty
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Facebook Adds PayPal Exec to Board as Netflix’s Hastings Leaves

Alford has been senior vice president, core markets, at PayPal since March after previously spending about 18 months as chief financial officer and head of operations for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the nonprofit foundation of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. Hastings and Bowles have been directors since 2011.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Paypal, Netflix, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Alford, Bowles, Facebook Adds PayPal Exec to Board, Hastings Leaves, Priscilla Chan Hastings


Jumia Surges on U.S. Debut as Africa's Amazon Goes Public

The listing caps seven years of growth for Jumia, which was founded by 38-year-old French entrepreneurs Sacha Poignonnec and Jeremy Hodara in 2012 and now has more than 4 million customers in 14 African countries. Read more about how Jumia grew into a $1.9 billion listed company in seven years.
Tags: Science, Africa, Jumia, Sacha Poignonnec, Jeremy Hodara, Amazon Goes Public


This Is the Trick to Getting Back to Work After a Heart Attack, According to Science

If you've suffered a heart attack, you've probably had friends and family members tell you that you should "take it easy" from now on, or even retire and slow down. But if all you want to do is get back to your normal routine, we've got some good news for you. According to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, going back to work following a cardiac event is not only feasible, it's also beneficial."Patients who believe they can still do their job...
Tags: Science, Don, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, University of Potsdam Germany, Rona Reibis, Reibis


SpaceX successfully recovered Falcon Heavy’s nosecone, and it’s going to space again

After many delays, SpaceX was finally able to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket this week, for just the second time ever. The company also made history by successfully recovering both of its side boosters and the central core booster, which it had never done before.Believe it or not, the trio of boosters aren't the only things that SpaceX managed to recover. SpaceX boss Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that both halves of the spacecraft's nosecone were also picked up, and they're going to ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Falcon Heavy, StarLink, Falcon Heavy SpaceX


Picture was clear, but black hole's name a little fuzzy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly pictured supermassive black hole is a beast with no name, at least not an official one. And what happens next could be cosmically confusing.
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Gravitational Wave Detectors Spot Two Potential Black Hole Collisions in a Week

Less than two weeks after the gravitational wave detectors turned back on, they’ve already seen evidence of two pairs of colliding black holes.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Virgo, Astrophysics, Ligo


Woman faked cancer to save her marriage: 'It was an impulsive thing and it snowballed'

"I am sorry, I have to live with this. What I have done has hurt a lot of people, a lot," Amy Ellissa Hammer, 30, reportedly said.
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Public Wi-Fi Kiosks in the UK Are Turning Into Public Censorship Machines

A telecommunications company, free Wi-Fi service, police departments, and local councils in the UK have developed and deployed a new system that aims to identify suspicious behavior on free Wi-Fi kiosks in the nation and then automatically block related calls.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Public Wi Fi, Public Wi Fi Kiosks, Public Censorship Machines


Meet the Wild Creatures That Roamed Ancient Texas

A comprehensive analysis of thousands of fossils collected during the Great Depression in Texas has revealed a remarkable diversity of ancient wildlife. With elephant-like gomphotheres, rhinos, antelopes, and camels, the Lone Star State was once a very Serengeti-like place.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Biology, Evolution, Paleontology, Lone Star State


So Long, Quiz Daddy—HQ Trivia Replaces Scott Rogowsky

If you’re one of the folks who for some reason still plays HQ Trivia, you may have been wondering where “quiz daddy” Scott Rogowsky’s been these past few weeks. Well, the short answer is simply this: He’s been replaced.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, Scott Rogowsky, HQ Trivia


California governor proposes fund to pay for wildfire liabilities; PG&E shares rise

The creation of a fund that would allow utilities to pay for wildfire damage claims sent PG&E Corp shares soaring nearly 12 percent before closing 3.95 percent higher on Friday. "PG&E is a textbook example of what happens when a utility does not invest in safety after numerous deadly reminders to do so over many years," a report released by Newsom said.
Tags: Science, California, Newsom, PG E Corp


There's an Entirely New TIE Fighter and Droid in the New Star Wars Trailer UPDATED

That low, rumbling, squelching sound you’re sensing at the edge of your hearing is nothing to be alarmed by; it’s just the collective peoples of the internet simultaneously excitement-soiling their pants because a new trailer for the next Star Wars movie has been released. As is required by the Jalopnik by-laws, I…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Droids, Torchlopnik


Whole Earth peanut butter recalled from supermarkets for not displaying 'contains nuts' warning

Shoppers buying peanut butter are almost certainly aware it contains nuts. But a brand of the spread was withdrawn because it did not display a “contains nuts” warning on the jar, sparking disbelief and hilarity from social media users. Whole Earth 3 Nut Butter, which is available in most supermarkets priced about £2.50, is being recalled because its makers have breached rules which state there has to be a nut allergy warning in English on the jar. The jar makes it plain on the label that it con...
Tags: UK, Science, Wiltshire, Food Standards Agency, Natasha Ednan Laperouse, Celia Marsh, Robin Simmonds, Kim Ellis


5 Things to Know About Portable Power Stations

Since generators emit carbon monoxide, they require that you take critical safety measures, including running the device outside, at least 20 feet away from any structure. But in an age when we c...
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Rapper With Chronic Illness A Star Encourages People to Donate Blood in 'Hidden Pain' Music Video

Musician A Star, who has sickle cell disease, encourages people of color to donate blood in his new song "Hidden Pain."
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