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Magnetic stimulation show promise in treatment of bipolar disorder and depression

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Both groups experienced immediate and significant improvement in mood:
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Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash kills one

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Halloween is turning into a nightmare for the spaceflight industry.
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Low oxygen 'delayed animal life on Earth'

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
There's been much debate about why animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth.
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Former Android boss Andy Rubin leaves Google

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Andy Rubin co-founded the world's most popular mobile operating system, Android.
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Parasite-schizophrenia connection:

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii.
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Zuckerberg Reckons 100 Million of You Will One Day Have Oculus Rift

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Zuckerberg has revealed that he expects it will take only "a few cycles of hardware" before 100 million Oculus Rift headsets have been sold.
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+19

Scientists grow miniature human stomachs from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Miniature stomachs, gastric organoids, will help in study of ulcers and could be used in future to repair patients' stomachs.
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Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.
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Dementia is leading cause of death for women

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2014 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.
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+35

Antares rocket explosion destroyed 26 satellites built by San Francisco’s Planet Labs

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2014 08:43 PM
by AlexMuller
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.
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+12

The world is losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2014 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt.
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+28

Your Retirement May Include a Robot Helper

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2014 08:33 PM
by AlexMuller
As industrial robots become more capable, they could start helping out around the home.
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+43

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.
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SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9 booster December 9th on a floating platform and then reuse it

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to reuse all the hardware for multiple flights could potentially slash the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 10 or much more.
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Astronomers discover first "ice giant" exoplanet

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the first time anyone has spotted a twin for our so-called “ice giant” planets, Uranus and Neptune.
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+18

A Virus May Be the Cure for a Deadly Honeybee Disease

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Help may soon be on the way in the form of a virus that attacks bacteria and self-replicates until the job is done.
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+24