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Google Will Shut Down the Google Shopping App for iOS and Android in a Few Weeks

If you liked shopping with the Google Shopping app on iOS or Android, you better switch over to the web version. Google is reportedly shutting down its Shopping app in a few weeks. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Software, Google Voice, Computing, Google Shopping, Google Hangouts, Alphabet Inc, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Google Used a Secret Program Called ‘Project Bernanke’ to Benefit Clients Using Its Ad-Buying System

Google used a secret program called “Project Bernanke” for years to increase its clients’ chances of winning bids for competitive ad space, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing court documents filed in the Texas-led antitrust suit against Google. The state argues that the program gave Google an unfair…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Science, Advertising, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Wall Street Journal, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Bernanke, Ben Bernanke, Ken Paxton, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance, Peter Schottenfels


Microsoft Is Reportedly in Talks to Scoop Up AI Firm Nuance Communications for $16 Billion

Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire Nuance Communications, an artificial intelligence firm whose speech recognition tech helped develop Apple’s Siri virtual assistant, for as much as $16 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Siri, Linkedin, Software, Computing, Stephen elop, Nuance, Virtual Assistant, ZeniMax Media, Nuance Communications, Mark Benjamin, Business Finance, Reuters Read


Flappy Bird Has Been Revived as an Interactive MacOS Notification

Flappy Bird hasn’t graced the Apple App Store in years, not since its meteoric rise in popularity back in 2014 before its creator just as swiftly took it offline. Now the furiously addictive mobile game has been reincarnated in a form no one expected: an interactive macOS notification. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Imessage, Macintosh, Software, Computing, Bird, Flappy Bird, App Store, macOS, PlayCanvas, macOS Big Sur, Technology Internet, Neil Sardesai, Video Game Clones, Dino Runner


Watch NASA Mission Control as They Attempt First Helicopter Flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter will attempt to take flight on the Red Planet early Monday morning, and you’ll be able to watch live as the NASA team tracks this historic test from mission control.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Spacecraft, Red Planet, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Aung, NASA Mission Control, Mimi Aung, Elsa Jensen, Exploration Of Mars


Covid-status certificates could lead to deliberate infections, scientists warn

Immunity certification could foster ‘an erroneous sense of no risk’ in people’s behaviour, according to analystsCovid-status certificates – to allow those who have been vaccinated, recovered from the virus or have tested negative to attend an event or holiday abroad – could do harm as well as good, UK government science advisers have warned.While they could encourage some people to get vaccinated, the scientists say others may deliberately go out to get infected, in order to test positive for an...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


The Rock’s Black Adam Production Begins on DC Comics Film

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson dropped a boulder on his fans this week by posting a Black Adam photo on Instagram to kick off production finally beginning for the long-awaited film.Read more...
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Early findings show new drug could be ‘gamechanging’ for brain cancer treatment

Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agentTwo people with advanced brain cancer of the sort that led to the death of the MP Tessa Jowell have responded well in a small trial to an experimental combination of chemo and immunotherapy drugs. In one case, the life-threatening tumour seems to have disappeared.Doctors at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden hospital in London cautioned that this was very early res...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, Society, Medical Research, Tessa Jowell, Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden hospital


Early findings show new drug could be ‘game-changing’ for brain cancer treatment

Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agentTwo people with advanced brain cancer of the sort that led to the death of the MP Tessa Jowell have responded well in a small trial to an experimental combination of chemo and immunotherapy drugs. In one case, the life-threatening tumour seems to have disappeared.Doctors at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden hospital in London cautioned that this was very early res...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, Society, Medical Research, Tessa Jowell, Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden hospital




UK’s Covid vaccine programme on track despite AstraZeneca problems

Seventy-five per cent of population can be fully immunised by first week in August, according to forecastsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccination programme is expected to be effectively completed shortly after the United States’ this summer, and several weeks ahead of the EU, despite falling up to six weeks behind because of problems affecting its workhorse AstraZeneca jab.Airfinity, which tracks vaccination programmes worldwide, forecasts that 75% of the...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Eu, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


The imminent discovery of new forces of nature could change physics as we know it

Seven years ago, a huge magnet was transported over 3,200 miles (5,150km) across land and sea, in the hope of studying a subatomic particle called a muon. Muons are closely related to electrons, which orbit every atom and form the building blocks of matter. The electron and muon both have properties precisely predicted by our current best scientific theory describing the subatomic, quantum world, the standard model of particle physics. A whole generation of scientists have dedicated themselves t...
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Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from Chile and Israel

Contrasting lessons from the two countries, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lec...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel Chile


How big are the blood-clot risks of the AstraZeneca jab? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Young people have as much chance of winning the lottery as of getting serious blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccineLast Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency stated there was a plausible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine and rare types of blood clotting, which the MHRA estimates may happen in one in 100,000 young adults who get the vaccine.It is challenging to think of such low risks: when we have to count the zeros, all intuition goes. So what else has roughly a one ...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, European Medicines Agency, David Spiegelhalter, MHRA, Anthony Masters, Coronavirus


Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from other countries

Contrasting lessons from Chile and Israel, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lect...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel Chile


How big are the blood-clot risks of the AZ jab? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Young people have as much chance of winning the lottery as of getting serious blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccineLast Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency stated there was a plausible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine and rare types of blood clotting, which the MHRA estimates may happen in one in 100,000 young adults who get the vaccine.It is challenging to think of such low risks: when we have to count the zeros, all intuition goes. So what else has roughly a one ...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, European Medicines Agency, David Spiegelhalter, MHRA, Anthony Masters, Coronavirus


Yale Cancer Center study shows novel immunotherapy approach to fight melanoma

In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers have advanced a tumor-targeting and cell penetrating antibody that can deliver payloads to stimulate an immune response to help treat melanoma.
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Policy decisions will affect coastal communities' risk more than climate change

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change.
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Study shows young early-onset colorectal cancer patients have increased survival

New research by Yale Cancer Center shows patients with early-onset colorectal cancer, age 50 and younger, have a better survival rate than patients diagnosed with the disease later in life.
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Study provides new insights into resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors

New research by Yale Cancer Center shows insights into modeling resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a form of cancer immunotherapy.
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Centrifugal multispun nanofibers put a new spin on COVID-19 masks

KAIST researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called 'centrifugal multispinning' that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production of high-performance polymer nanofibers. This new technique, which has shown up to a 300 times higher nanofiber production rate per hour than that of the conventional electrospinning method, has many potential applications including the development of face mask filters for coronavirus protection.
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The infrastructure of social control

After controlling for levels of school social disorder and student misbehavior, students attending high-surveillance high schools are more likely to be subjected to in-school suspension than those at low-surveillance schools, have lower math achievement, and are less likely to attend college. Black students are four times more likely to attend a high versus low-surveillance school.
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Differences of cloud top height between satellites and ground-based radar revealed

A new study presents an initial quantitative comparison of cloud top height between satellite and ground-based radar over the Tibet Plateau and provides a scientific guidance for application of cloud top height data.
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MD Anderson researchers highlight advances in clinical studies at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center conducted early phase clinical trials that showed promising results for patients with RET fusion-positive cancers, high-grade and low-grade glioma and ovarian cancer. The results for these studies will be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.
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Human-induced drying trend in Central Asia since the 1950s

A new study shows that human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols in other regions of the world can also impact Central Asian precipitation and water resources by modulating the key atmospheric circulation.
Tags: Science, Central Asia


Life on Venus? First we need to know more about molecules in the atmosphere

To confirm life on other planets, we need to detect far more molecules in their atmospheres than we currently do to rule out non-biological chemical processes.
Tags: Science, Venus


Scientists put the stopwatch on cannabis intoxication

How long are you impaired after cannabis use? New analysis defines durations of impairment after inhaled or oral THC doses. The findings raise questions about drug-driving laws that penalise drivers for any THC presence and not impairment.
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Activating the brain's immune system against cancer prevents it from spreading

The researchers identified a failure in the brain's immune system, leading to the amplification of cell division and spread of Glioblastoma cancer cells.
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