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Ant farmers boost plant nutrition
Humans began cultivating crops about 12000 years ago. Ants have been at it rather longer. Leafcutter ants, the best-known insect farmers, belong to a lineage of…
Jun 24, 2019 23:59 UTC Science Read More

A Closer Look At The Galaxy Note 10 5G
As the launch date for the Galaxy Note 10 family gets closer, the third model in the range will be picking up more attention. Samsung is expected to launch a…
Jun 24, 2019 23:56 UTC Technology Read More

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for June 25, 2019
U.S. stocks fell the most in more than three weeks as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned the downside risks to the economy have increased and…
Jun 24, 2019 22:17 UTC Markets Read More

Anker's Eufy Now Selling Its Own $160 Video Doorbell, Google...
Anker-owned brand Eufy is selling its very own video doorbell on Amazon now. Priced at $159.99, the doorbell features compatibility with Google Assistant,…
Jun 24, 2019 21:02 UTC Technology Read More

Researchers explain visible light from 2-D lead halide perovskites
Researchers drew attention three years ago when they reported that a two-dimensional perovskite—a material with a specific crystal structure—composed of…
Jun 24, 2019 20:22 UTC Science Read More

New theory for trapping light particles aims to advance development of quantum computers
Quantum computers, which use light particles (photons) instead of electrons to transmit and process data, hold the promise of a new era of research in which the…
Jun 24, 2019 20:19 UTC Science Read More

Commonly prescribed anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk
June 24 (UPI) -- A widely used group of drugs -- anticholinergics -- used for everything from depression to allergies and gastrointestinal conditions to Parkinson's disease, may increase risk for dementia, a new study says. People over age 55 who used strong anticholinergic medication each day for more than three years had a 50 percent increased risk of developing dementia, according to findings published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. "This study provides further evidence that doctors should be careful when prescribing certain drugs that have anticholinergic properties," Tom Dening, who...
Jun 24, 2019 19:54 UTC Health-Care Read More

Pain patients left in anguish by doctors 'terrified' of opioid addiction, despite CDC change
Cancer, cystic fibrosis and other chronic pain patients struggle to find doctors who will prescribe them painkillers amid the opioid addiction crisis.
Jun 24, 2019 19:53 UTC Health Read More

This terrifying AI generates fake articles from any news site
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence has an interesting new tactic in the war on fake news: make more of it. A team of researchers at the institute recently…
Jun 24, 2019 19:48 UTC Science Read More

'Mosquito Repellent' Apps Don't Work
For decades we've been able to buy devices that play noises that are supposed to repel mosquitoes, and for just as many decades they have been completely…
Jun 24, 2019 19:29 UTC Health Read More

Success! SpaceX’s ‘most difficult launch ever’ includes Cal Poly satellites, space sail
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida will carry satellites tonight worked on by Cal Poly SLO students and aerospace…
Jun 24, 2019 19:28 UTC Science Read More

The Last Abortion Clinic in Missouri Could Be Closed By the End of the Week
The last abortion clinic in Missouri will stay open through Friday, but the clinic’s fate beyond that date is far from guaranteed. The Missouri health department declined to renew Planned Parenthood of St. Louis’ license to perform abortions last Friday. On Monday, Judge Michael Seltzer instructed the clinic to appeal the ruling to the Administrative Hearing Commission, meaning Planned Parenthood effectively has until Friday to make its case. If the clinic is forced to close, Missouri would become the first state since 1973, when Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, to be without an a...
Jun 24, 2019 19:20 UTC Health-Care Read More

Culture shapes how we learn to reason?
If you made any plans for next week, congratulations! You've demonstrated a key feature of being human: being able to think beyond the here and now—or,…
Jun 24, 2019 19:00 UTC Health Read More

Even the Flies Inside Hospitals Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Image: Ferran Pestaña/Wikimedia Upwards of 90 percent of insects found in British hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria, according to new research. Alarmingly, a significant portion of this bacteria is resistant to one or more antibiotics, highlighting a previously under-appreciated health risk—though the researchers caution that chances of infection are low. New research published last week in the Journal of Medical Entomology shows that nearly nine in 10 insects caught in British hospitals carried problematic germs, including potentially harmful bacteria such as E.coli, Salmonella,...
Jun 24, 2019 18:44 UTC Health-Care Read More

What’s the Difference Between Jetson Nano, Raspberry Pi, Neural Compute Stick, and Edge TPU Dev Board?
Raspberry Pi launched revolutionary computer building blocks for DIY makers. Think of Jetson Nano as the next step, providing AI for makers. Released in 2012, Raspberry Pi has established itself as the de facto DIY computer board for makers, students and educators alike. For just $35, it offers features like video and wireless communication for home-brewed drones and robots. More than 25 million Raspberry Pi units have sold worldwide, capturing the latter day DIY spirit of the Whole Earth Catalog, the publication that a half century ago touched a generation striving to understand and build…
Jun 24, 2019 17:58 UTC Computing Read More

Women’s Libido Drug Vyleesi Won FDA Approval, but Stock Investors Aren’t Happy
Shares of the two companies behind Vyleesi, the newly approved women's libido drug, tumbled Monday. Both AMAG Pharmaceuticals and Palatin Technologies…
Jun 24, 2019 17:58 UTC Health Read More

Best Buy Is Flexing Its Merchandising Muscle With Fitness Equipment; How Far Can It Run?
Best Buy is muscling into the $13 billion fitness industry, but is it training for a marathon or a sprint? The electronics retailer plans to open dedicated fitness spaces in more than 100 stores by the end of 2019. The workout equipment, which includes tech-enabled and connected spin bikes, rowing machines, treadmills and workout recovery systems, are available online now and will arrive in stores in the coming months. It’s not Best Buy’s first foray outside of home entertainment systems and appliances, or even into healthy living. The workout commitment is in fact just one leg in a longer…
Jun 24, 2019 17:49 UTC Fitness Read More

Medicalising everyday life doesn’t help anyone’s mental health
I have a growing sense of unease about the Americanisation of British society’s attitude towards mental health. In the 1980s, British audiences smiled bemusedly at neurosis-laden Woody Allen films and the normality with which American television and cinema treated notions of therapy, meds and interventions. To a British ear, the protagonists of these human melodramas could seem self-absorbed, foolish and narcissistic; figures of fun to be pitied for their inability to maintain a stiff upper lip and their ignorance of the power of a strong cup of tea. Yet now these are all concepts that have...
Jun 24, 2019 16:43 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Medicalising everyday life doesn’t help anyone’s mental health
I have a growing sense of unease about the Americanisation of British society’s attitude towards mental health. In the 1980s, British audiences smiled bemusedly at neurosis-laden Woody Allen films and the normality with which American television and cinema treated notions of therapy, meds and interventions. To a British ear, the protagonists of these human melodramas could seem self-absorbed, foolish and narcissistic; figures of fun to be pitied for their inability to maintain a stiff upper lip and their ignorance of the power of a strong cup of tea. Yet now these are all concepts that have...
Jun 24, 2019 16:43 UTC Health-Care Read More

A report says young people are growing horns on their skulls. Critics don't buy it
Recent research suggested small, hornlike spikes could grow on our skulls, and smartphones could be the culprit behind this change. One critic of the research…
Jun 24, 2019 16:34 UTC Health Read More

Want a rocking sex life? Stop overeating
Certain bad habits can make your sex life go for a toss. Break them if you want to your bedroom performance to be outstanding. Juhi kumari | Updated: June 24,…
Jun 24, 2019 16:09 UTC Health Read More

NASA to launch deep-space atomic clock that could transform space exploration
NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy Monday (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission that could transform…
Jun 24, 2019 15:56 UTC Science Read More

Sony's Cheaper Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are an Instant Classic
Sony just released a more affordable set of noise-canceling headphones called the WH-XB900N. The new wireless headphones sell for $250 and are an…
Jun 24, 2019 15:50 UTC Technology Read More

Limited Run Games To Release Physical NES And Game Boy Star Wars Cartridges
Get your orders in this week - During E3, physical indie publisher Limited Run Games teased what appeared to be a huge Sta...
Jun 24, 2019 15:44 UTC Technology Read More

A Boy Who Had Spinal Surgery in the Womb Stands on His Own Two Feet
Operating before birth can minimize nerve damage caused by severe defects in tissue around the spinal column.
Jun 24, 2019 15:10 UTC Health Read More

Alzheimer's missing link ID'd, answering what tips brain's decline
Years before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear, two kinds of damaging proteins silently collect in the brain: amyloid beta and tau. Clumps of amyloid…
Jun 24, 2019 15:00 UTC Health Read More

Commonly prescribed drugs could increase the risk of dementia, says a new study
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The study, carried out by experts from the University of Nottingham and funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, found that there was nearly a 50% increased risk of dementia among patients aged 55 and over who had used strong anticholinergic medication daily for three years or more. Anticholinergic drugs help to contract and relax muscles. They work by blocking acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits messages in the nervous system. Doctors prescribe the drugs to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder con...
Jun 24, 2019 14:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

How to Watch SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launch a Solar Sail Tonight
One of the starring payloads is a solar sail that, when unfurled, will be the size of a boxing ring.
Jun 24, 2019 14:43 UTC Science Read More

The Anti-Aging and Acne-Fighting Ingredient That’s Missing from Your Skincare Routine
Niacinamide or vitamin B3 is an extremely effective skincare ingredient that can help treat acne, lighten dark spots, and improve skin texture. Find out how it…
Jun 24, 2019 14:42 UTC Health Read More

How inhibiting both HDAC and PD-1 could improve immuno-oncology treatments
A University of Colorado team reported that an HDAC inhibitor currently in phase 1 human trials helped overcome resistance to PD-1 inhibition in mouse models…
Jun 24, 2019 14:29 UTC Health Read More

Samurai Shodown Review (PS4)
Two masters of the sword stand face to face in a field, blades unsheathed and eyes unblinking. A blood red moon hangs in the air, and the silence is deadly.
Jun 24, 2019 13:59 UTC Technology Read More

U.S. turns to Mutombo to deliver Ebola message
Dikembe Mutombo has recorded radio and video spots designed to persuade people in Congo to take precautions to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola…
Jun 24, 2019 13:54 UTC Health Read More

Neurologist explains a new study that proves supplements for brain health offer no benefit
Americans and others around the world have turned increasingly to dietary supplements in order to maintain or preserve their brain health. A recent study found…
Jun 24, 2019 13:46 UTC Health Read More

These people left their jobs behind to retire early — then life got in the way. Here’s how they coped with FIRE plans gone wrong
By Maria LaMagna This is what happens when your plans for early retirement are derailed Alli and Matt Owen had $17,000 worth of cryptocurrency stolen. Courtesy of Alli and Matt Owen Gwen Merz, 28, is doing something she thought she’d never have to do again: hunt for a job. Earlier in her 20s, she set a goal to “retire” from full-time work at age 35, but she later decided to move that date up to 27. She wasn’t going to “retire” completely, but work flexibly after quitting her job. At that time, she planned to move to Minneapolis to be with her boyfriend. She saved more than $130,000 in a 401...
Jun 24, 2019 13:38 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

Forget retirement — focus on financial independence
BEST NEW IDEAS IN RETIREMENT By Maria LaMagna The FIRE movement is changing the retirement conversation Illustration/Sam Island One Seattle-area marketing professional told us she has mixed emotions about the word “retirement.” To her, it brings to mind a 70-year-old sitting in a rocking chair. Her retirement will be different. She plans to “retire” from full-time work in 2020 — when she’ll be 30 years old. She says she will spend her life traveling the world, starting in Australia and New Zealand. She goes by the moniker “A Purple Life” online, and doesn’t disclose her real name because it...
Jun 24, 2019 13:37 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

I worked out at premium gyms around New York City without committing to expensive memberships — a new fitness app helped me do it on a tight budget
- Fitness app POPiN gives users access to a variety of premium gyms in New York City and only charges them for minutes they spend in the gym — nothing more, and nothing less. - Simply scan the app at the front desk to start the timer, then use the gym's equipment and facilities or take a class for any amount of time you want. When you're done, you just scan the app again to check out and stop the counter. - I tried POPiN and loved how it let me incorporate fitness into my busy schedule, whether I had an unexpected gap in between commitments or wanted to mix up my workout routine. Going to...
Jun 24, 2019 13:34 UTC Fitness Read More

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