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Honey bee parasites, varroa mites, feed on fatty organs, not blood

Date: January 14, 2019; Source: University of Maryland; Summary: Among the many threats to honey bee colonies around the world, one stands alone: the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. For decades, researchers assumed that varroa mites feed on blood, ... Read more

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Survey Shows Most Extreme Opponents of GMO Foods Know the Least - Yet Think ...

A recent study finds that the most extreme opponents of GMO food have the lowest levels of relevant scientific knowledge, but also tend to believe they know much more than they actually do. The Guardian has a helpful summary of the results: The most ... Read more

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Gene expression study sheds new light on African Salmonella

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: University of Liverpool; Summary: Scientists have completed one of the largest bacterial comparative gene expression studies to date and taken another step forward in understanding the African Salmonella strain that is ... Read more

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Climate Disaster Is Upon Us

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Demystifying Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO has been around for some time, but many people still don't know that there is such a thing, and if they do, they are, at best, mystified by it. Shawn Byrne, Founder and CEO, of SEOPhoenix.net talks about what SEO is and see what it's about. It's ... Read more

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February opening planned for Richardson location of personal-training gym ...

Fitness Together will open a gym in February in the Canyon Creek Shopping Center, 208 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. Clients are paired with a personal trainer in a private setting and given a customized workout plan that includes cardio and strength ... Read more

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DNA Tool Helps Trace Ancient Ancestry

by University of Sheffield. Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual's similarity to ancient ... Read more

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Here's how Titan looks in infrared

Saturn's largest moon Titan is enveloped in a thick atmosphere, but the infrared camera on the Cassini spacecraft was able to reveal the moon's myriad of surface feature. Sharing is caring! 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Share. 0. Pin. 0. Mail. 0. Share. Read more

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Will the Netflix price hike affect UK users?

Netflix has caused a spot of controversy among its viewers after announcing it plans to increase its prices in the US. The company is increasing the price of its most popular plan from $11 per month to $13 per month. That's the one that gets you two ... Read more

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Civilization 6: Gathering Storm's Sweden lets everyone fight over Nobel Prizes

If sending soldiers to die over hexes makes you feel a wee bit guilty, Civilization 6: Gathering Storm's newest civ, Sweden, might be perfect for you. Led by Kristina, Sweden's best suited to cultural or diplomatic victories, with unique abilities and ... Read more

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A cotton seed sprouted – and died – on China's Lunar Lander

On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that one of the cotton seeds aboard the Chang'e 4 lunar lander sprouted, marking the first time that any biological matter has ever grown on the moon. Unfortunately, the sprout died after nine days upon the beginning ... Read more

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Genes reveal clues about people's potential life expectancy

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: University of Edinburgh; Summary: Scientists say they can predict whether a person can expect to live longer or die sooner than average, by looking at their DNA. Experts have analyzed the combined effect of genetic ... Read more

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The 2019 A-Class Becomes America's Cheapest New Mercedes at $32500

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is coming to the U.S. for the first time this year, albeit without the option for a hatchback or manual transmission like it'll have elsewhere. But with its arrival comes a new entry-level model, so, beginning this year, the ... Read more

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Michael Kors launches new Access Sofie 2.0 with more fitness features

Smart watches made by fashion brands are strong sellers in the Wear OS space. The latest Wear OS smart watch comes from Michael Kors. This is the 2.0 refresh of the Access Sofie and there are new features to support fitness. The design itself is ... Read more

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Verizon Bundles Apple Music With Top-Tier Unlimited Wireless Plans for No ...

Verizon has expanded its ties to Apple — offering wireless subscribers on its two most expensive unlimited plans access to the Apple Music for no extra charge. Starting Jan. 17, Apple Music will be included in Verizon's Beyond Unlimited and Above ... Read more

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Update: Canceled Star Wars Game Apparently Replaced With 'Smaller-Scale' Project

By Jonathon Dornbush Update 01/16/2019: Kotaku has updated its story, saying that new sources have now indicated that the cancelled Star Wars game was code-named Orca, and has been replaced with a "smaller-scale Star Wars project" at EA Vancouver ... Read more

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Tens of thousands in Hong Kong to have their DNA sequenced in government ...

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers will have their entire genetic code decrypted in a government-backed project aimed at building a database to boost diagnoses of rare illnesses and aid bespoke cancer treatments. Whole genome sequencing, a process ... Read more

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Steam Will Use Machine Learning for Game Recommendations

Valve this year will release a number of updates to its Steam PC games store. For a start, Valve will update the design of Steam itself in order to keep it in line with the redesign of Steam Chat, which rolled out in July, bringing features like a ... Read more

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New Trailer Presents Unique Character Classes In Bandai Namco Entertainment ...

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today released a new Class Intro Trailer teasing the combat capabilities of the five distinct and unique character classes available at launch in the upcoming action MMORPG for the Xbox One, Bless Unleashed. Read more

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New insights into what Neolithic people ate in southeastern Europe

New research, led by the University of Bristol, has shed new light on the eating habits of Neolithic people living in southeastern Europe using food residues from pottery extracts dating back more than 8,000 years. Read more

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Meteor in Metro Detroit: One Year Later

DETROIT - It was a quiet Tuesday night in Michigan ... until the sky lit up and the earth shook. On January 16, 2018, around 8:10 p.m. (give or take), a meteor flew past Southern Michigan, triggered a weak earthquake and blew up your social media feed. Read more

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This Matched Pair of 1987 Buick Grand National Coupes is up for Grabs

The Buick Grand National is a pretty rare sight these days. It's even rarer to find one with less than 1,000 miles on the clock. But you know what's even rarer than that? Finding two Grand Nationals each with less than 1,000 miles. With sequential VINs ... Read more

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Major firmware update promised for Sony Alpha A9, A7R III and A7 III

Alongside the announcement of the Alpha A6400, Sony has said it's bringing major firmware updates to the Alpha A9, A7R III and A7 III. Advertisement. First up, the Alpha A9 will get a version 5.0 of its firmware in March, which will bring a number of ... Read more

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Creepy New Shadow Of The Tomb Raider DLC Arriving This Month

Square Enix has revealed that Lara will be heading out on a new adventure in the upcoming Shadow Of The Tomb Raider: The Nightmare DLC, which will be released this month. The Shadow Of The Tomb Raider: The Nightmare DLC forms the third part of ... Read more

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Bright colors produced by laser heating

Most of the colors on today's paper and fabric are made using dyes or pigments. But colors can also be produced by modifying a material's surface at the nanoscale, causing the surface to reflect or scatter different frequencies of light and giving ... Read more

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti benchmarks: 4K/60 is within reach

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was perhaps the first graphics card that could actually handle 4K gaming without sacrificing too much in the way of frame-rate or detail settings. The card was about 25 to 30 per cent faster than its nearest rival, the GTX 1080 ... Read more

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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Will Let the Swedes Cook Up a Cultural Victory

Civilization VI recently announced its second full expansion, Gathering Storm, which focuses on the environment and diplomacy, and now they've revealed another new civilization – Sweden led by Kristina. The Swedes are a relatively recent addition for ... Read more

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A cotton seed sprouted – and died – on China's Lunar Lander

On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that one of the cotton seeds aboard the Chang'e 4 lunar lander sprouted, marking the first time that any biological matter has ever grown on the moon. Unfortunately, the sprout died after nine days upon the beginning ... Read more

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Expansion Announced

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, the MMO's next major expansion, will be released on June 4, ZeniMax Online Studios announced today. Elsweyr, which will be "similar in size and scope to last year's Summerset zone," features a thirty-hour, "year-long ... Read more

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Key West Takes First Step Toward Banning Sale Of Some Sunscreens

The city of Key West took the first step Tuesday toward becoming the first place on the mainland U.S. to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain certain chemicals. Some studies have found oxybenzone and octinoxate can harm corals. Key West's proposed ... Read more

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Sony's a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a selfie screen for budding YouTube ...

Sony just announced the a6400, a refreshed compact mirrorless camera ideal for creators, specifically vloggers. What makes it so appealing? The a6400 comes with a touchscreen that flips all the way around — 180 degrees — so you get a vivid, easily ... Read more

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Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 operations expected to resume by week's end

The Hubble has been used by NASA to make some incredible discoveries over the years. The space telescope has also been a bit of trouble as well requiring multiple astronaut visits to fix issues over its lifetime. The most recent trouble for the Hubble ... Read more

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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Armstrong's runner gives East the win over West

SIOUX CITY | West's boys basketball team came within a few seconds of ending a miserably long losing streak to East. Cliff McCray scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to give the Wolverines a Missouri River Activities ... Read more

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Mozilla closes Firefox Test Pilot

Mozilla is ending its Test Pilot program, which gave users an opportunity to try and give feedback on new features before they were integrated into the release version of the browser. Advertisement. Most web browsers offer beta releases and nightly ... Read more

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Honda CB300R: All You Need To Know

The 200 cc - 500 cc motorcycle segment is one of the fastest growing segments in India and it's been a while since Honda Motorcycle And Scooter India had a model which could generate volumes in this segment. There is the Honda CBR250R, but it hasn't ... Read more

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The 2019 A-Class Becomes America's Cheapest New Mercedes at $32500

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is coming to the U.S. for the first time this year, albeit without the option for a hatchback or manual transmission like it'll have elsewhere. But with its arrival comes a new entry-level model, so, beginning this year, the ... Read more

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Return to Croft Manor in new Tomb Raider DLC The Nightmare

Shadow of the Tomb Raider has already been given DLC in the form of The Forge and The Pillar, but now Eidos Montreal and Square Enix have something a bit more spooky up their sleeves. The Nightmare is the name of a new DLC drop for the game, ... Read more

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Firefox Test Pilot program ends, spirit of experimentation lives on

You can say what you want about Mozilla's attempts at earning money but you can't criticize it for lack of trying. In fact, the non-profit open source organization has a knack for throwing out ideas and experiments and getting users to be their guinea ... Read more

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Google to Donate 50000 Hours of Pro Bono Tech Help to Charities This Year

For six months last year, a highly skilled team of Google employees worked full time — pro bono — to help a charity called Thorn tackle a tough technology challenge that has heartbreaking consequences. Thorn's work takes place in the dark corners of ... Read more

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DARPA looking to build conscious robots modeled after insect brains

We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our day to day to lives perhaps more than we even realize, from Alexa to Siri to the wide array of “smart” technology we have in our homes, cars, phones, and businesses. The amount of computation and training ... Read more

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The Walking Dead Is Still Alive, But The Latest Episode Feels Shaky

It wasn't clear what would happen to the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead after the company's sudden and shocking closure in September. Production was picked up by Skybound Games, using some of the original Telltale team. The latest episode ... Read more

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Survey Shows Most Extreme Opponents of GMO Foods Know the Least - Yet Think ...

A recent study finds that the most extreme opponents of GMO food have the lowest levels of relevant scientific knowledge, but also tend to believe they know much more than they actually do. The Guardian has a helpful summary of the results: The most ... Read more

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'Bless Unleashed' (XOne) Introduces Its Five Classes - Trailer

Bless Unleashed is a free-to-play MMORPG experience that takes place in an untamed world with a rich backstory created with hardcore MMO gamers in mind. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, players will dive into an epic multiplayer journey across a vibrant ... Read more

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Firefox Test Pilot program ends, spirit of experimentation lives on

You can say what you want about Mozilla's attempts at earning money but you can't criticize it for lack of trying. In fact, the non-profit open source organization has a knack for throwing out ideas and experiments and getting users to be their guinea ... Read more

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Switch Review

If you've ever caught yourself wondering if PS2 games still hold up, I suggest picking up a copy of Onimusha: Warlords. For all intents and purposes, it's exactly the same as it was when it first released in 2001, but that's not necessarily a good ... Read more

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Big genome found in tiny forest defoliator

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center; Summary: Scientists have sequenced the genomes of the European gypsy moth and its even more destructive cousin, the Asian gypsy moth. Share: FULL STORY ... Read more

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Firefox Test Pilot program ends, spirit of experimentation lives on

You can say what you want about Mozilla's attempts at earning money but you can't criticize it for lack of trying. In fact, the non-profit open source organization has a knack for throwing out ideas and experiments and getting users to be their guinea ... Read more

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Sony's a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a selfie screen for budding YouTube ...

Sony just announced the a6400, a refreshed compact mirrorless camera ideal for creators, specifically vloggers. What makes it so appealing? The a6400 comes with a touchscreen that flips all the way around — 180 degrees — so you get a vivid, easily ... Read more

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The Walking Dead Is Still Alive, But The Latest Episode Feels Shaky

It wasn't clear what would happen to the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead after the company's sudden and shocking closure in September. Production was picked up by Skybound Games, using some of the original Telltale team. The latest episode ... Read more

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'Bless Unleashed' (XOne) Introduces Its Five Classes - Trailer

Bless Unleashed is a free-to-play MMORPG experience that takes place in an untamed world with a rich backstory created with hardcore MMO gamers in mind. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, players will dive into an epic multiplayer journey across a vibrant ... Read more

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Elder Scrolls Online Reveals Season Of The Dragon, New Annual Event Showcasing ...

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, The Elder Scrolls Online has steadily grown into an experience that many fans of Bethesda's RPG franchise wanted back when it debuted back in 2014. As an open world MMO, players can freely explore the many ... Read more

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How the new VR screen could end the smartphone

A smartphone screen is a wonder of the world. It's not just that it's bright and colorful and sharp. In some ways, it's as good as human biology allows. We've packed so many pixels into such a small space that any more would be lost on us. We can't ... Read more

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Google tells Android app developers to get ready with 64-bit

64-bit CPUs deliver faster, richer experiences for your users. Adding a 64-bit version of your app provides performance improvements, makes way for future innovation, and sets you up for devices with 64-bit only hardware. Google wants to help ... Read more

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Sony's a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a selfie screen for budding YouTube ...

Sony just announced the a6400, a refreshed compact mirrorless camera ideal for creators, specifically vloggers. What makes it so appealing? The a6400 comes with a touchscreen that flips all the way around — 180 degrees — so you get a vivid, easily ... Read more

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With just a month before Samsung unveils its new smartphones, the rumor ...

It's an exciting time when a new wireless standard starts to roll out that promises faster speeds and better performance overall compared to the old standard. With 5G, many of us in the US might need to wait for 5G to come to our locations, but at ... Read more

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Survey Shows Most Extreme Opponents of GMO Foods Know the Least - Yet Think ...

A recent study finds that the most extreme opponents of GMO food have the lowest levels of relevant scientific knowledge, but also tend to believe they know much more than they actually do. The Guardian has a helpful summary of the results: The most ... Read more

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Microsoft Says the US Government Can Now Use Outlook Mobile

Microsoft has announced that the Outlook Mobile app can now be used by the government and its customers, as it now meets all security and compliance requirements. Outlook for iOS and Android has recently been updated with improved architecture that ... Read more

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'Ace Combat 7': 10 Things You Should Know Before You Buy The Game

Ace Combat, the iconic combat flight simulator series makes its debut on the current generation of consoles this week. For fans of the series, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is akin to a Madden or NBA 2K release for football and basketball gamers, ... Read more

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Tales of Vesperia Costume and Title Guide: every single title available in the ...

As is typical of games of the series, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is chock-full of optional costumes and titles to earn throughout the game. Many of these are tied to completing sidequests or arena battles, while many others are given as free ... Read more

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EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game [UPDATE]

Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA's large office in ... Read more

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Zelda 2 is great, and you should try it on the Switch

This week, Nintendo is adding Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link to Nintendo Switch Online's digital NES library. But maybe you do not want to try Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. You don't even want to give it a chance. Maybe you heard it's a ... Read more

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Mozilla launches CSS Flexbox inspector

Mozilla's FirefoxDevTools group has built a tool for examining CSS Flexbox layouts, called Flexbox Inspector. The tool helps developers understand the sizing, positioning, and nesting of Flexbox elements. [ Go deeper: How to get started with WebAssembly. Read more

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Death Stranding demo leaves Guerrilla Games 'so impressed'

Death Stranding, the mysterious title from Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima has been presented to the developers at Guerrilla Games and has left them "so impressed". Three years ago we gave @KojiPro2015_EN a copy of our @DecimaEngine in this ... Read more

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AF upgrade for premium Sony full-frames

Sony has announced major firmware upgrades for the a9, a7R III and a7 III which improves stills and video tracking, enhances autofocus performance, and adds Eye AF for animals. It appears both Sony and Nikon are following in the footsteps of Fujifilm ... Read more

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The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from anger to ... Read more

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Smell Moon or undertake fitness test for Mars mission at Gujarat Science City

There is also a model of a “underwater robot” that could have the ability to cut through the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa in one of the future missions and search for “life.” The exhibition will continue for 16 weeks. Written by Avinash Nair ... Read more

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Twitter starts rolling out the reverse-chronological feed option to Android

Twitter users can switch from ranked timeline to reverse-chronological feed for as long as they like. tech2 News Staff Jan 16, 2019 14:49 PM IST. Twitter hand launched the reverse-chronological feed to its mobile app on iOS last month, and now the ... Read more

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There are local fighting game scenes outside of WNF and NLBC and Justin Wong ...

While he's not looking to travel to as many international events in 2019, professional fighting game player FOX|Justin Wong will still be making the rounds as he hops from event to event on this year's Capcom Pro Tour and beyond. He's also shining some ... Read more

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Novel smart home robot may help older adults live independently

Scientists have created a robot that could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in smart homes. Advertising. The Robot Activity Support System (RAS) uses sensors embedded in a smart home to determine where its ... Read more

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EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game [UPDATE]

Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA's large office in ... Read more

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Fortnite: Community-Destroyed Iceberg Reveals Secret Hatch

By Colin Stevens Fortnite. update v7.20 went live this morning, and with it came a huge iceberg that was slowly destroyed by players all around the world, ultimately revealing a mysterious hatch. The giant chunk of ice began with a massive health bar: ... Read more

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Hybrid vs. conventional cars: what are the real savings?

When hybrid cars first emerged on the market at the turn of the century, their higher price tag was justified by their lower tailpipe emissions. Purchase prices have been steadily lowering since then, however, meaning that the hybrid option might ... Read more

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First Look: All the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Cards You Can Buy

At CES, Nvidia unveiled the Founders Edition of its much-anticipated GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. These new cards use the same TU106 GPU core found in Nvidia's more powerful RTX 2070, and the RTX 2060, like the others in the RTX family to date, ... Read more

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Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge to open at University of Washington

Esports — the phenomenally popular world of competitive video games — soon will have a home at the University of Washington. This spring, the UW's Husky Union Building (HUB) will officially open the doors to the HUB Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge – a ... Read more

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Mozilla Fenix: New Android browser's intriguing details start to surface

This device is unable to play the requested video. Mozilla is building a new browser for Android that is thought to be a replacement for the existing Firefox for Android mobile browser. Featured stories. Windows Update failed? Here are 10 fixes you can ... Read more

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CERN wants to build the biggest, baddest particle collider ever

Today, the research center that brought us Nobel Prize-winning news of incomprehensibly tiny particles announced its plans to get a whole lot bigger. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, already has the largest, most powerful particle ... Read more

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New zoning tool provides global topographic datasets in minutes

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Arizona State University; Summary: With the increased availability of remote sensing technologies, scientists now have access to high-resolution datasets on Earth's surface properties at the global scale. As a result, an ... Read more

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Japan's robot hotel 'fires' over half its robotic workers

Japan's robot hotel, the Hen-na ("Strange") Hotel, was supposed to represent the future of lodging with automatons taking care of things that previously required 'inefficient' humans. That strategy is coming apart at the seams, however. Hen-na has ... Read more

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Onimusha: Warlords Review

By Seth G. Macy If you've ever caught yourself wondering if PS2 games still hold up, I suggest picking up a copy of Onimusha: Warlords. For all intents and purposes, it's exactly the same as it was when it first released in 2001, but that's not ... Read more

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LG V40 ThinQ to launch in India soon and exclusively available on Amazon

NEW DELHI: South Korean tech giant LG is all set to launch its flagship smartphone in India. The company will soon launch the LG V40 Thinq smartphone in India. The company has not yet revealed the launch date of the smartphone but it is confirmed that ... Read more

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Navigation Editor Highlights Android Studio 3.3 Update

Google announced Android Studio 3.3 with a focus on "refinement and quality" over new features, though a host of those have been introduced also. "Android Studio 3.3 release introduces Navigation editor, full support of Instant Apps in App bundle, as ... Read more

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Microphones and Recording Microphone Market Rising Demand and Changing Trends ...

HTF MI released a new market study on Global Microphones and Recording Microphone Market with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed analysis. At present, the market is developing ... Read more

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Mysterious radio signals from space

There have been recent reports of a mysterious repeating radio signal coming from a distant galaxy one and a half billion light years away. What are these strange messages, and should we be using the A- Word!? Astrophysicist Fran Day, from the ... Read more

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Better Gene Editing than CRISPR

George Church describes going beyond cutting DNA to precise editing. 1. Phage Integrases (Protein and DNA) 2. TAL Deaminases (custom Protein) 3. Chemical Targeting (custom polymer) 4. lambda (λ)-red recombinase (Custom DNA). Beyond editing to ... Read more

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Mystery extrasolar object Oumuamua is HIDING secret: Harvard scientist reveals ...

Avi Loeb, a close friend of the late Professor Stephen Hawking and the chairman of the university's Astronomy Department, made his sensational claims in an interview in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Oumuamua was first spotted by Robert Weryk using a ... Read more

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Star Gazing: Cosmic signatures

Thirty-some years ago, one of my radio astronomy colleagues at NRC pronounced that “One way or another, he was going to detect water on Mars.” This was years before there would be any prospect of landing a spacecraft on the red planet and look around ... Read more

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How Candida albicans exploits lack of oxygen to cause disease

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Umea University; Summary: Scientists have shown how the yeast Candida albicans can modulate and adapt to low oxygen levels in different body niches to cause infection and to harm the host. Studying adaption to hypoxic or ... Read more

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Tonight, asteroid Eros will make its closest approach to Earth until 2056

Near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros makes its closest approach to Earth since 2012 today, when it comes within 19.4 million miles (31.2 million kilometers) of our planet. Throughout the week, asteroid Eros glows at 9th magnitude, making it bright enough to ... Read more

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Poisons or medicines? Cyanobacteria toxins protect tiny lake dwellers from ...

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: University of Michigan; Summary: The cyanobacteria blooms that plague western Lake Erie each summer are both an unsightly nuisance and a potential public health hazard, producing liver toxins that can be harmful to ... Read more

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Artifact cards are dropping in value – a full collection now costs less than $100

The value of Artifact cards has dropped precipitously since launch, and it now costs less than $100 to build a complete collection. That's a good thing if you're looking to build a big variety of decks, but it paints an unseemly picture for the health ... Read more

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Snapdragon 855 Outperforms SD845 By 50% - Obviously, There's A Catch

The first in-depth breakdown of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reveals a chip that may see up to a 50-percent performance and battery life jump in some areas over its predecessor. The boost in raw power is great news, but the added efficiency ... Read more

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Astronomers Discover Bizarre Quadruple Star System

Our Solar System has got one star and a handful of planets, and that's really all we need. But other systems can have much more than that, often coming with two or—rarely—three stars orbiting each other. One group of astronomers has gone even further ... Read more

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EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game [UPDATE]

Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA's large office in ... Read more

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Onimusha: Warlords Review

By Seth G. Macy If you've ever caught yourself wondering if PS2 games still hold up, I suggest picking up a copy of Onimusha: Warlords. For all intents and purposes, it's exactly the same as it was when it first released in 2001, but that's not ... Read more

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Would you want to be composted after you die? Washington lawmakers consider ...

A bipartisan effort to make Washington the first state to legalize human composting faced its first test in front of lawmakers on Tuesday — and the idea seemed to go over relatively well. No one expressed strong opposition to the human composting bill ... Read more

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Brave Browser Wants To Pay You To View Ads (But There's a Catch)

A little-known browser has a crazy idea: It's proposing to pay you to view ads over the software. On Tuesday, the privacy-focused Brave browser began previewing the new advertising model, which promises to funnel 70 percent of the earned revenue to ... Read more

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How Hagfish Deploy Their Exploding Slime to Choke Attackers

Hagfish are deep-sea eel-like creatures that, when attacked, produce a slime that explodes out to choke their assailant. The slime forms from a small amount of mucus that is ejected from the creature's glands. As it enters the water, it expands by a ... Read more

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This Quadruple Star System Is Unlike Anything We've Ever Seen Before

Astronomers using the ALMA telescope have discovered an oddly tilted planet-forming disk within a double binary star system, a configuration that up until this point only existed in theory. Quadruple star systems featuring two binary pairs are nothing ... Read more

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Scientists Discover Three New Species Of Salamander In Central Texas

A team of biologists announced this week they'd found three new species of rare salamanders in Central Texas. The discovery of any new species is big news for science, but in Texas – where the fate of salamanders and people are often linked – it could ... Read more

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Sony's a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a selfie screen for budding YouTube ...

Sony just announced the a6400, a refreshed compact mirrorless camera ideal for creators, specifically vloggers. What makes it so appealing? The a6400 comes with a touchscreen that flips all the way around — 180 degrees — so you get a vivid, easily ... Read more

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What Consumers Need to Know About Solid State Drives

Most consumers don't really know enough about their computers to name or identify internal components. And, in today's digital age this really is a bad thing. The news suggests that consumers need to familiarize themselves with such components and how ... Read more

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AMD Surprises At CES 2019

I spent last week in Las Vegas covering all the consumer electronics news from CES 2019. The annual conference represents an opportunity for companies both big and small to dazzle press and analysts like myself. The last time that AMD took the big ... Read more

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Neurobiologists uncover key component of how the human brain marks time

With a little help from HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," University of California, Irvine neurobiologists have uncovered a key component of how the human brain marks time. Using high-powered functional MRI on college students watching the popular TV show, ... Read more

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Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians auctioning boat at Barrett-Jackson

Former Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is putting his boat up for auction at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale -- and all proceeds will go to charity. Arians' 2019 Bennington SW Series boat will be auctioned at 5:30 p.m. Arizona time on Wednesday. Per ... Read more

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How Candida albicans exploits lack of oxygen to cause disease

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Umea University; Summary: Scientists have shown how the yeast Candida albicans can modulate and adapt to low oxygen levels in different body niches to cause infection and to harm the host. Studying adaption to hypoxic or ... Read more

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Scientists have identified a bone marrow backup system

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Stowers Institute for Medical Research; Summary: New research has identified a backup for an important biological system -- the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood supply. Read more

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Researchers suggest link between personality type and attitude towards others ...

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others' bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the ... Read more

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How hagfish launch slime missiles that swell 10000 times in size

When a hagfish runs into a hungry shark, the eellike creature squirts out a dollop of goo that—in just a few tenths of a second—expands into a slimy mess 10,000 times its original size, choking the shark and chasing it away. Now, a new study suggests ... Read more

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'Fortnite' Leak: Watch Part Of The Upcoming Ice Storm Event (Spoilers)

My boy has done it again. Prominent Fortnite leaker and I believe high school student @Lucas7Yoshi has leaked not just all the cosmetics from the v7.20 patch, but an entire video stage of the upcoming Ice Storm event that will kick off in Fortnite in ... Read more

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Twilio Made a Brilliant Management Move While No One Was Looking

Legend has it that only one Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) employee ever stood up to Steve Jobs and won: Donna Dubinsky. Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) recently added Dubinsky, the mobile computing pioneer and Palm Computing co-founder , to its board of directors. Read more

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Scientists identify two new species of fungi in retreating Arctic glacier

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Research Organization of Information and Systems; Summary: Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, just west of Greenland. Share:. Read more

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New Microsoft Customer Agreement for Buying Azure Services To Start in March

Microsoft will have a new approach for organizations buying Azure services called the "Microsoft Customer Agreement," which will be available for some customers starting as early as this March. The Microsoft Customer Agreement was announced last week ... Read more

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Guide: Onimusha: Warlords - All Magic & Power Jewel Locations

While making your way through Onimusha: Warlords, you're likely to encounter items known as Magic Jewels and Power Jewels. These are pick ups that permanently upgrade both your health and magic metres, and so naturally you're going to want to find as ... Read more

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How hagfish launch slime missiles that swell 10000 times in size

When a hagfish runs into a hungry shark, the eellike creature squirts out a dollop of goo that—in just a few tenths of a second—expands into a slimy mess 10,000 times its original size, choking the shark and chasing it away. Now, a new study suggests ... Read more

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Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities

Newswise — A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function. Simin Nasseri, who teaches mechanical ... Read more

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Frontier Developments revenues boosted by launch of Jurassic World Evolution ...

The company expects to report revenue of £64mln for the six months to November 30, compared to £19mln a year ago. Jurassic. The firm launched Jurassic World Evolution for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One in June. Video game developer Frontier ... Read more

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Velcro for human cells

The ability of cells to adhere to each other and to their environment is the basis for multicellular life. Adhesion occurs via diverse receptors at the surface of cells that bind to specific ligands in their surroundings. Despite the importance of ... Read more

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Russia loses control of only space telescope as baffled scientists try to fix ...

Russia's space telescope has stopped responding to commands from its mission control following a technical failure. The telescope, called Spektr-R, has continued to return mission data however, which might suggest all is not lost. Read more

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Apple is selling a new battery case for its latest iPhones... for $129

Apple has just started selling silicone “Smart Battery Cases” for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR models, promising talk time for the phones that in some instances could exceed a day and a half. But if you think Apple's iPhones are expensive, consider ... Read more