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The hard truth about living with an invisible illness: 'You don't look sick'

'I’m doing a lot of stuff, so people forget,' says Ann Marie Johnson, who has multiple sclerosis.
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Repairing Broken Trust in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Rinori discusses how broken trust between doctors and patients is causing harm.
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A planet that shouldn’t exist was just found orbiting a distant star

When astronomers search for exoplanets they rarely know what they're going to find, but that doesn't mean there aren't rules that would-be planets are expected to follow. Depending on their distance from their host star, any given planet will fall into one of several categories... or at least that's what scientists have come to expect.NGTS-4b, a newly-discovered world orbiting a distant star, doesn't follow many of the rules that researchers thought they knew, and it's ea...
Tags: Science, Earth, University of Warwick, Neptune, European Southern Observatory, Richard West, NGTS, Neptunian Desert, Neptune Desert


Hydrogen-powered flying vehicle touted as Southern California traffic tonic

Developers of a multi-rotor hover craft billed as the first flying vehicle to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells unveiled a full-scale model on Wednesday in Southern California, in a show-and-tell that raised some eyebrows but never left the ground. A mockup of the futuristic aircraft, dubbed "Skai" by its inventors, was put on exhibit for investors, the news media and other invited guests outside the BMW Group's Designworks studio in Newbury Park, a suburb north of Los Angeles. Engineering and...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Southern California, BMW Group, Newbury Park, Designworks, Alaka, Los Angeles Engineering


SoftBank Fund to Use Tech Stakes for $4 Billion Loan, FT Says

The fund is discussing the loan with banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and would use as collateral its holdings in Guardant Health Inc. and Slack Technologies Inc., as well as the ride-hailing giant, the paper said. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has been on a constant hunt for capital as he seeks opportunities for investment in technology startups.
Tags: Science, Softbank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Masayoshi Son, Slack Technologies Inc, Guardant Health Inc, SoftBank Fund


iRobot's Latest Bots Tag-Team Your Cleaning Duties

The home robotics leader's ecosystem of cleaning bots just got even smarter.
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Whale-ferry collision in Seattle’s Elliott Bay a byproduct of humpback revival, and could become more common

The young humpback whale was struck as it was surfacing for air about 10 feet in front of the ferry Wenatchee as it left Seattle for Bainbridge Island on Tuesday evening.
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Elliott Bay, Bainbridge Island, Wenatchee, Traffic Lab


Russian cosmonauts send out a birthday tribute to the world’s first spacewalker

Two Russian cosmonauts took care of a host of scientific and maintenance chores on the exterior of the International Space Station, including cleaning windows from the outside, during a spacewalk that lasted just a minute over six hours. They also wished the world’s first spacewalker, Alexei Leonov, a happy birthday. Leonov, a pioneer of the Soviet space program who made history with his 1965 orbital outing and took part in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project a decade later, turns 85 on Thursday. In h...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Alexei Leonov, Oleg Kononenko, Leonov, Alexey Ovchinin


This Week's Star Wars Comic Is Like Opening an '80s Time Capsule

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm and rebooted the expanded universe continuity that had sustained Star Wars for decades, we got a whole new universe of Star Wars comics at Marvel. It’s one that, for nearly four years, has delivered some excellent stories. But this week, for one week only, we got to take a step back to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Nostalgia


Louisiana lawmakers pass bill to ban abortions as early as six weeks

The Louisiana House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to prohibit abortion after detection of an embryonic heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks from conception, often before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. The 79-23 vote by the Republican-controlled House sends the bill to the state's Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards, who has indicated that he would sign it. Louisiana is the latest of several states where Republican-majority legislatures have enacted strict abortion ...
Tags: Science, House, Louisiana, Republican, U S Supreme Court, John Bel Edwards, Roe, Louisiana House of Representatives


Do Institutions Own Matrix Composites & Engineering Ltd (ASX:MCE) Shares?

A look at the shareholders of Matrix Composites & Engineering Ltd (ASX:MCE) can tell us which group is most powerful...
Tags: Science, MCE, Engineering Ltd, Matrix Composites Engineering Ltd


'It just snowballed really fast:' One woman’s back pain turned out to be something more serious

Amanda Thompson developed severe lower back pain, but didn't think much of it. When she mentioned to her doctor she also felt fatigued, she got a diagnosis she didn't expect.
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'It just snowballed really fast:' One mom's back pain turned out to be something more serious

Amanda Thompson developed severe lower back pain, but didn't think much of it. When she mentioned to her doctor she also felt fatigued, she got a diagnosis she didn't expect.
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Girl believed to be tiniest newborn weighed as much as apple

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple.
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'You don't look sick': Why having MS can feel like living with an invisible illness

'I’m doing a lot of stuff, so people forget,' says Ann Marie Johnson, who has multiple sclerosis.
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42 Million Dating App Records Exposed Online, Leaking User IP Addresses and Location Data

A database containing records of tens of millions of users of various dating apps has been found publicly accessible, according to a researcher who says it remains unclear who amassed the data.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Leaks, Dating Apps, Data Privacy, Location Data


Attempt to weaken Brazil law protecting forests fails

An attempt by Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers backed by big agriculture to weaken environmental laws protecting the Amazon forest and other biomes has failed, as Congress will not vote into law a decree that weakened existing legislation. Government whip Senator Fernando Bezerra said that temporary presidential decree 876, which required congressional approval by Monday, would not be put to the vote before then. The decree was sent to Congress by former President Mich...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Congress, Brazil, Michel Temer, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Fernando Bezerra


Notre Dame Will Probably Look Exactly Like It Used To

The chances for a new design have gone from slim to forget-about-it.
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Apple is looking into building foldable iPhones out of glass

Samsung wasted the opportunity to become the first major smartphone vendor to launch a foldable handset, as the Galaxy Fold turned out to have a few design flaws that compromised the screens during regular use. It's not that Samsung had the best foldable phone design out there, but the Korean giant has been at the forefront of foldable smartphone hype for years.We've been waiting for two years for the Galaxy Fold to arrive, but Samsung kept pushing the launch event as it was still perfec...
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What Is Peripartum Cardiomyopathy? Here’s What You Need to Know

The warning signs can mimic regular pregnancy symptoms.
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Top U.S. security adviser: Iranian mines likely caused UAE tanker blasts

Bolton said the "prudent and responsible" approach taken by the United States, which has beefed up its military presence in the region, had made it clear to Iran and its proxies that such actions risked a "very strong" U.S. response. Tehran has denied involvement in either attack and Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed Bolton's latest remarks as a "ludicrous claim", Fars news agency said. The UAE has not yet blamed anyone for the sabotage of four vessels, including two S...
Tags: Science, Iran, United States, Bolton, Tehran, Uae, Foreign Ministry, FARS, Fujairah, Abbas Mousavi


Ukraine Ex-President Accused of Ripping Out Sensitive Servers From Situation Room Before Leaving Office

The staff of Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky made a curious discovery several days after the administration began its term—a situation room where the president meets to discuss national security affairs was void of any equipment. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Volodymyr Zelensky


Sausages and other ‘ultra-processed foods’ could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent

Eating sausages and other “ultra processed foods” could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent, research suggests. Two studies, published in the BMJ, link ready meals and other foods containing high levels of added fat and sugar to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The research found that those eating four portions a day of such foods had a 62 per cent increased mortality risk, compared with those consuming less than two servings daily. Each serving increased the risk of ea...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Spain, Bmj, Mediterranean, Deakin University, University of Navarra, Mark Lawrence, Paris Sorbonne University


Floods, tornadoes, snow in May: Extreme weather driven by climate change across US

Climate scientists say this is only the beginning of what will be decades of increasingly dangerous and damaging extreme weather.
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Heavily processed food like ready meals and ice-cream linked to early death

Two major studies add to body of evidence against foods made with industrial ingredientsPeople who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies.The findings, from separate teams in France and Spain, add to a growing body of evidence that foods made in factories with industrial ingredients may have a hand in an array of medical disorders suc...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Obesity, France, Spain, Life and style, Heart Disease, Diets and dieting


Declining fertility may be behind Neanderthal extinction: study

A small reduction in the fertility rate of young Neanderthal women over a period of thousands of years could account for the extinction of the ancient human species, according to a study published in PLOS ONE on Wednesday. Researchers at France's CNRS developed a mathematical model that would simulate scenarios under which Neanderthals went extinct in 10,000 years or less -- the timeline that conforms to the current best estimates arrived at by scientists.
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Google Maps Is Going to Piss Off Cops Around the Globe With Its Latest Update

Folks, I’ve got some great news if you’re a driver and some bad news if you’re a cop: Google has confirmed it’s rolling out the ability to see speed and mobile cameras, as well as speed limits, in more than 40 countries in Maps.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Waze, Google Maps, Navigation, Speed Traps


Scientists suggest a nearby supernova may have prompted human ancestors to walk upright

For scientists studying the history of human evolution, determining when certain changes happened and what may have prompted those changes are very important questions to answer. It's only natural that we wonder where we came from, but there's only so much that fossils can teach us, and sometimes we have to make big assumptions about what happened in our distant past.One of the most puzzling mysteries has long revolved around the period of time in which human ancestors first began to wal...
Tags: Science, Africa, Earth, Adrian Melott


Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts: study

Men whose mothers suffered stressful events such as divorce or job loss in early pregnancy are more likely to have fewer and less active sperm, researchers said Thursday. Among Australian 20-year-olds born of women who experienced at least three such events during the first 18 weeks of foetal growth, sperm count was a third lower and mobility down by 12 percent compared to other men their age, they reported in the journal Human Reproduction. "Maternal exposure to stressful life events during e...
Tags: Science, Human Reproduction Maternal, Roger Hart


Happy Belated Birthday, Bing!

Microsoft’s Bing—a search engine that literally bribes people to use it and still (still!) can’t seem to grow its witheringly small —has been around for an entire decade. As of yesterday. We forgot its birthday and seemingly so did virtually everyone else. Read more...
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