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Breakthrough Discovery In Plants’ DNA May Lead To Slowing Aging Process In Humans

(CNN) — Science has identified in the plant kingdom the “missing link” of cellular immortality between human and single-celled animals, according to a new study led by scientists from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University. “This is the first time that we have identified the detailed structure of the telomerase component from plants,” said co-author Dr. Julian Chen, a professor of biochemistry at Arizona State University. The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the Nation...
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A Whole Bunch of T-Mobile Prepaid Customers Got Hacked

As the saying goes, I am, therefore I am hacked. Or something like that.Read more...
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Apple and Nvidia Are Over

The last vestiges of Nvidia and Apple’s long-term relationship are ending shortly. On Monday Nvidia published the release notes for the next update of its CUDA platform and noted that “CUDA 10.2 (Toolkit and NVIDIA driver) is the last release to support macOS for developing and running CUDA applications.” That means…Read more...
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One of the Coolest New Mandalorian Characters (No, Not That One) Is Getting an Amazing New Toy

As we patiently refresh every single website in the world waiting for that sweet Baby Yoda merch from The Mandalorian , we’re excited to exclusively reveal another toy based on a new character introduced in the series: the Heavy Infantry Mandalorian, as part of Hasbro’s popular Black Series line.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Hasbro, Jon Favreau, Exclusive, Black Series, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Baby Yoda


The First Trailer for Infinity Train Book 2 Is Hiding Behind a Devious Puzzle

If you want to ride this ride, you’re going to have to play along. Read more...
Tags: Science, Puzzle, Trailer, Cartoon Network, Infinity Train, Infinity Train Book 2, Owen Dennis


Lion cub mummies feature in huge ancient Egypt find

Egypt on Saturday unveiled a cache of 75 wooden and bronze statues and five lion cub mummies decorated with hieroglyphics at the Saqqara necropolis near the Giza pyramids in Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry announced the find at the foot of the Bastet Temple, dedicated to the worship of cats among ancient Egyptians, in the vast necropolis.
Tags: Science, Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Antiquities Ministry, Bastet Temple


The Best Music Streaming Services If You Don't Want to Pay a Dime

Chances are you’re already signed up for at least one music streaming service, but if you’re not willing nor able to pay a subscription fee for your listening, what are the options open to you? Several streaming platforms let you listen for free, with a few ads and restrictions, so we’ve rounded up what each of the…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Spotify, Music, Science, Audio, Music Streaming, Desktop, Deezer, Amazon Music, Youtube Music


We Did It, You Guys

The launch of the Tesla Cybertruck didn’t go completely as planned, unless you think Tesla CEO Elon Musk wanted two windows on the truck to smash in order to, I dunno, make himself seem endearingly fallible or something. At any rate, Musk posted a video late last night showing the front window not breaking after a…Read more...
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Social media helps you connect.

If you're into shooting, social media can help you connect with other people who are into shooting. If you're into Japanese funny books, social media can help you connect with other people who are into Japanese funny books. If you're a furry, social media can help you find other furries.And if you're a credulous moron, social media can hook you up with other credulous morons:"And Davidson quickly found a large online community believing the same thing. "I thought doing a conference would just ta...
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Saturday's Best Deals: Cuisinart Cast Iron, AmazonBasics Kettlebells, Sunscreen, Kindles, and More

Discounted AmazonBasics kettlebells , a Cuisinart Cookware Gold Box , and sale on Kindles lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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Have scientists discovered a fifth force of nature?

A fifth force of nature could have been discovered after scientists carried out a "Nobel-prize worthy" experiment which could revolutionise our understanding of the world.
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Your First Thrilling Look at Doctor Who Season 12 Is Here

It’s here! The trailer for Doctor Who season 12 has finally arrived, providing our first real glimpse of Jodie Whittaker’s second season playing the titular Time Lord.Read more...
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Sumatran rhino extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer on Saturday. The Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island said the rhino, named Iman, died of natural causes due to shock in her system. She had uterine […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Iman, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Sumatran, Nation & World


Get Yourself a New Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite On Sale, Plus a $5 eBook Credit

Kindle with Built-In Front Light | $60 | AmazonRead more...
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NASA is testing an alien-hunting, upside-down underwater rover in Antarctica. It's one of several plans to explore 2 ocean worlds for signs of life.

NASA is testing the rover in Antarctica, an environment similar to the salty oceans hidden beneath the thick ice crusts of Europa and Enceladus.
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Architecture from Manhattan to Svalbard, protest art, artificial intelligence, cannabis laws and more from around the web Yaara Nusboim’s “Alma” Therapy Toys Israeli designer Yaara Nusboim created these wooden therapy toys in collaboration with child psychologists for kids to work through various struggles (including trauma) during play therapy. This kind of treatment was developed by psychoanalyst Melanie Klein some 80 years ago, and encourages children …
Tags: Psychology, Toys, Politics, Science, Design, London, Kids, Laws, Climate Change, Marijuana, Environment, Future, Artificial Intelligence, Therapy, Cannabis, Furniture


Spacewalkers continue repair of cosmic ray detector

Astronauts carry out second of four spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, the costliest science instrument aboard the International Space Station
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Heating techniques could improve treatment of macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the primary cause of central vision loss and results in the center of the visual field being blurred or fully blacked out. Though treatable, some methods can be ineffective or cause unwanted side effects.
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Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working

Currently, only about 20% of all cancer patients will actually benefit from costly immunotherapy. New research can now determine which ones are in that category, simply by analyzing previously unseen changes in patterns in CT scans taken when the lung cancer is first diagnosed compared to scans taken after the first 2-3 cycles of immunotherapy treatment.
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Optimal archery feather design depends on environmental conditions

When it comes to archery, choosing the right feathers for an arrow is the key to winning. This necessity for precision makes it crucial to understand how environment and design effect arrows in flight.
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Shaking head to get rid of water in ears could cause brain damage

Trapped water in the ear canal can cause infection and even damage, but it turns out that one of the most common methods people use to get rid of water in their ears can also cause complications. Researchers at Cornell University and Virginia Tech show shaking the head to free trapped water can cause brain damage in small children.
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