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No more pause: Global warming will be non-stop from now on

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Once temperatures start rising again, it looks like they will keep going up without a break for the rest of the century, unless we cut our greenhouse gas emissions.
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+17

Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds.
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+15

How mobile marketplaces are creating a million new U.S. jobs

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Online marketplaces such as Uber and Instacart are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want, whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter, when they want it.
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+8

A concrete printer kit for about $30,000 to $50,000 that can print two story houses

Posted in Hardware on 1st Sep, 2014 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Andrey Rudenko is currently working on a project that seems to be stretching and exploring the limits of 3D printing technology.
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+9

Health leaders call for emergency taskforce on obesity

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
"An entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks".
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+30

Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X.
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+11

Rumours Show Apple May (Finally) Turn Your Phone Into a Digital Wallet

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Re/code reports that Apple has "reached an agreement" with American Express to integrate its services into the e-payment system.
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+19

For SpaceX, the biggest challenges lie ahead

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has enjoyed an enviable 2014, but the real tests for the private space industry darling are still on the horizon.
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+37

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A study reports one of the biggest advances against heart failure in more than a decade. A drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.
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+26

This Is What Weight Loss Does To Your Brain

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the negative effects body fat may have on the brain.
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+38

Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain relief

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:40 PM
by AlexMuller
For the past 50 years, it’s been observed that antidepressants for other chronic pain conditions relieve pain independently of their effect on depression.
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+27

Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014
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+20

A man whose skull was crushed by a fall will be fitted with a 3D-printed skull

Posted in Hardware on 30th Aug, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A farmer whose skull was crushed in a fall was due to undergo surgery to receive a titanium replacement, made using a 3D printer.
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+31

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Whenever things get big, sooner or later lawyers are going to step in and things are going to get messy.
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+12

Junk Food Diet Keeps Rats from Seeking Out New Foods

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try new foods and more likely to respond to cues for junk food in the future.
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+27

Serotonin not found to be a major player in depression

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain, plays a central role in depression.
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