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Sunday's Best Deals: Kodak Pocket Projector, 2K HD Rotating Webcam, Digital Air Fryer, Maono Cardioid Condenser Microphone, Smart Home Plugs, Etude House Tint, and More

A 2K HD rotating webcam, a Kodak pocket-sized projector, a 2-pack of smart plugs, a digital air fryer, Etude House water tints, sets of Huckberry Onsen Bath Towels, and a Maono cardioid condenser microphone lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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A striking new photo of Jupiter shows the Great Red Spot is shrinking – and other storms are growing

This photo of Jupiter, captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on August 25, 2020, provides astronomers with new information about the planet's turbulent weather patterns. NASA, ESA, STScI, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) and the OPAL team The Hubble Space Telescope took a striking new photo of Jupiter that shows how the planet's weather patterns have evolved. The gas giant's most famous storm – its Great Red Spot – has b...
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Scientists uncover the brain circuitry that causes mysterious dissociative experiences

Researchers have identified the key rhythmic brain activity that triggers a bizarre experience called dissociation in which people can feel detached from their identity and environment. This phenomena is experienced by about 2 percent to 10 percent of the population. Nearly 3 out of 4 individuals who have experienced a traumatic event will slip into a dissociative state either during the event or sometime after. The findings implicate a specific protein in a certain set of cells as key to the fe...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Ptsd, Innovation, Mind, Stanford University, Stanford Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Karl Deisseroth, Deisseroth, Ken Solt, Oluwaseun Akeju


The TikTok Saga Would Be a Comedy if It Weren't So Tragic

The United States is ceding its position as a world technological power. For decades, the world’s brightest landed here to build. They chose the U.S. for a few simple reasons, among them access to world-class equipment and education, the ability to take high-paying tech jobs, and a business climate that rewarded the…Read more...
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Janina Gavankar to Write and Star in Mythological Monster Movie

If you know Janina Gavankar, chances are, it’s from her turn on True Blood or as the protagonist in the singleplayer campaign of Star Wars: Battlefront 2, where she played the (fantastic) Iden Versio. Now the actress and writer is getting to work on a rad monster movie based on Hindu mythology. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star, Invasion, Octavia Spencer, Amazon Studios, Riz Ahmed, Rakshasa, Janina Gavankar, 108 Media


Amazon's Fall Hardware Debut Is Set for Sept. 24

September has been chock-full of tech launches and announcements so far (mostly virtual, naturally, since these are still covid times, after all). But the month’s not over yet: Amazon has revealed that it’s debuting its fall product line on Thursday, Sept. 24.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Speakers, Smart Homes, Amazon Echo, Smarthome, Amazon Echo Dot, Smart Speakers, Amazon Echo Show


Celebrate a Late Batman Day With This Stunning Illustration by Bill Sienkiewicz

Yesterday was the day commonly celebrated by nerds everywhere (yes, that includes us) as Batman Day. If you didn’t spend any time brooding over the Dark Knight yesterday, today we’ve got just the thing. Read more...
Tags: Science, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Matt Reeves, The Batman, Bill Sienkiewicz, Batman Day


Engagement with anti-vaxx Facebook pages more than trebled from July to August, analysis shows

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally to reopen California as the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, on May 16, 2020 in Woodland Hills, California. David McNew/Getty Images Analysis done by The Guardian newspaper showed Facebook user engagement with anti-vaccination content more than trebled from July to August. The analysis was based on monitoring six popular pages which posted anti-vaccine messages. In response Facebook said The G...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, News, California, Trends, News UK, The Guardian, Guardian, Vaccine, Donald Trump, David Icke, Pandemic, Robert F Kennedy Jr Read, Anti-vaxx, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Archer Returns to Ruining Spy Missions in This New Episode Promo

I’m glad Archer is back. Like, real Archer, without weird fantasy coma worlds or film noir or whatever. Just spy hijinks, dysfunctional characters, and the slow, painful possibility of growth. Read more...
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New types of polar lights are upending what we know about the aurora. Amateur scientists and interns made the latest discoveries.

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in the sky in Ivalo, Lapland, Finland September 27, 2019. Alexander Kuznetsov/Reuters Scientists, amateur aurora-hunters, and a NASA intern have discovered fascinating new types of aurora in recent years. One new type of aurora revealed curls in Earth's upper atmosphere, and another pointed to a strange magnetic crunch in space. New observations of Jupiter's aurorae have also raised questions about the nature of these lights. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Canada, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Norway, Atmosphere, North America, Aurora Borealis, Jupiter, Jennifer Briggs


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Far-right conspiracy theorists say 94% of US COVID-19 deaths don't count because those Americans had underlying conditions. That's bogus.

Patient Doreen Mount is comforted by a radiologist in the X-ray department at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital in Blackburn, Britain, May 14, 2020. The CDC's weekly report on US COVID-19 deaths breaks down fatalities by age, sex, race, and comorbidities — health conditions that increase a person's risk of a severe case. Because only 6% of Americans who died of COVID-19 had no preexisting conditions, some people think those are the only people who the virus has truly killed. That's f...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Instagram, Cdc, US, Trends, Atlanta, Pennsylvania, Italy, Fox News, Columbia University, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Turns Out WeChat Won’t Be Banned Immediately, Either

What is banned is never really banned, it seems. A judge in California has prevented the Trump administration from blocking WeChat, which the Commerce Department planned to ban from U.S. app stores, on the very day it was supposed to be banned.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, China, WeChat, Donald Trump, Trump, Commerce Department, Tiktok


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Twitter's Scrambling to Figure Out Why Its Photo Preview Algorithm Seems Racist

The neural network Twitter uses to generate photo previews is a mysterious beast. When it debuted the smart cropping tool back in 2018, Twitter said the algorithm determines the most “salient” part of the picture, i.e. what your eyes are drawn to first, to use as a preview image, but what exactly that entails has been…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithm, Ai, Algorithms, Face Recognition, Algorithmic Bias


Coronavirus live news: UK at 'critical point' in pandemic as US nears 200,000 deaths

England’s chief medical officer to warn of a ‘very challenging winter’; more than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US; Lebanon sees record case rise. Follow the latest updatesTrump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 deathsUK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, top scientists to tell publicMarathon man: Victorian premier briefs media for 77 days running – videoMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changingSee all our coronavirus cov...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Lebanon, Josh Halliday, Heather Stewart, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Matt Hancock’s Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now

The UK has done well on building capacity. But only wide access to simple, effective tests will allow us to manage life under coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK battles with the overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Friday that the country needs to come together to keep the infection levels down while we await the cavalry on the horizon.The cavalry, he said, would come in the shape of the science that wil...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system

While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promisingIt remains one of the most unexpected scientific discoveries of the year. To their astonishment, British scientists last week revealed they had uncovered strong evidence that phosphine – a toxic, rancid gas produced by microbes – exists in the burning, acid-drenched atmosphere of Venus. Related: If we don't find life on planets like Venus, doesn't it...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Alien Life, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Charles Cockell


ESMO 2020: Breast cancer drug set to transform prostate cancer treatment

A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can extend the lives of some men with prostate cancer and should become a new standard treatment for the disease, concludes a major trial which is set to change clinical practice.
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Male baboons with female friends live longer

Opposite-sex friendships can have non-romantic benefits. And not just for people, but for our primate cousins, too. A 35-year study of 542 baboons finds that males that have close female friends have higher rates of survival. Previous studies have assumed that males befriend females to protect their offspring, or to boost their chances of mating later on. But the new study points to an additional benefit: female friends may help them live a longer life.
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No benefit for post-operative radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer

Post-operative radiotherapy (PORT) used in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete resection and after (neo) adjuvant chemotherapy shows no statistically significant difference in 3-year disease-free survival (DFS), according to data presented at ESMO 2020. These results give the oncology community a long-awaited answer.
Tags: Science, Port, DFS


Study links higher level of exercise to 25% to 32% lower risk of all-cause mortality in people with type 2 diabetes

New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, shows that having a greater exercise capacity is associated with a significantly decreased all-cause mortality risk of between 25-33% in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
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First new drug in years reduces recurrence in high risk HR+ early breast cancer

Lugano, Switzerland, 20 September 2020 - Adding abemaciclib to hormonal therapy reduces the risk of cancer recurrence by 25% in patients with high-risk early hormone receptor positive (HR+) human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) breast cancer, according to results from a study at ESMO 2020.
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When is HIIT the best exercise fit?

Determining whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an appropriate form of exercise for the average person has been hotly debated for years. But for one UBC Okanagan researcher, there's not much to debate--interval exercise, when used appropriately, can fit into people's menu of flexible exercise options.
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Study shows that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a 23% increased risk of developing diabetes

A new study presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 23% increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and may indicate that both diseases are linked to the body's inflammatory response.
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Your cells look young for their age, compared to a chimp's

Many humans live to see their 80s, some even reach 100. But chimpanzees rarely make it past 50, despite sharing 99% of our genetic code. While modern medicine has added years to human lifespans, a study points to a more ancient explanation why humans are the long-lived primate. Part of the secret to human longevity may lie in chemical changes to our DNA that slowed the rate of aging after human ancestors diverged from chimps.
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PARPi olaparib for the targeted treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

Results from the PROfound phase III study open up a new treatment avenue for the more precise and effective treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) whose disease has progressed with hormonal therapy.
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Couples can show linked behaviour in terms of risk factors to prevent type 2 diabetes

New research being presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, shows that when one half of a couple shows high levels of certain behaviours that prevent type 2 diabetes, such as good diet or exercise, that behaviour also tends to be high in the other half of the couple.
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Study shows the major impact of diabetes on the risk of falls

New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year (21-25 September), shows that having type 1 diabetes (T1D) is associated with a 33% increase in the risk of falls compared with the general population, while having type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a 19% increased risk of falls.
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Screening UK Biobank blood samples identifies thousands of undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes

A study of approximately 200,000 blood samples from the UK Biobank has identified more than 2,000 undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes. The study is presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
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