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›  High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder
For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries.
›  Amazonian hunters deplete wildlife but don't empty forests
Conservationists can be 'cautiously optimistic' about the prospect of sustainable subsistence hunting by Amazonian communities, according to new research. The research team spent over a year working with 60 Amazonian communities and hiked for miles through trackless forests to deploy nearly 400 motion-activated camera traps -- in a bid to understand which species are depleted by hunting and where.
›  New examination of occupational licensing contradicts decades of research
From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation.Broad consensus among researchers holds that licensure creates wage premiums by establishing economic monopolies, but according to research, licensure does not limit competition nor does it increase wages.
›  How we determine who's to blame
Using eye-tracking technology, cognitive scientists have obtained the first direct evidence that people use a process called counterfactual simulation to imagine how a situation could have played out differently to assign responsibility for an outcome.
›  You would not ask a firefighter to perform open-heart surgery: Understanding 'collective intelligence'
The concept of 'collective intelligence' is simple -- it asserts that if a team performs well on one task, it will repeat that success on other projects, regardless of the scope or focus of the work. While it sounds good in theory, it doesn't work that way in reality, according to a researcher.
›  To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united
For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring -- the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA's Cassini mission data, astronomers now conclude that the teamwork of seven moons keeps this ring corralled.
›  Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force
Engineers have developed a flexible sensor 'skin' that can be stretched over any part of a robot's body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, which are critical to tasks ranging from cooking an egg to dismantling a bomb.
›  Cancer: New compound targets energy generation, thereby killing metastatic cells
Researchers have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets the enzyme and kills the metastatic cells in mice with cancer.
›  Preservation for the (digital) ages
Researchers working with classicists and computer scientists have developed a method to preserve digital humanities databases. The preservation strategy allows scholars to re-launch a database application in a variety of environments -- from individual computers, to virtual machines, to future web servers -- without compromising its interactive features.
›  Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
A new study linking paleoclimatology -- the reconstruction of past global climates -- with historical analysis shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt.
›  Assessment shows metagenomics software has much room for improvement
A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the 'Wild West' nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics.
›  Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption
More than 11 years after the Lusi mud volcano first erupted on the Indonesian island of Java, researchers may have figured out why the mudflows haven't stopped: deep underground, Lusi is connected to a nearby volcanic system.
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U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shor...
 
›  Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies
›  Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims
›  Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues
›  CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' Senate torture report then did not
›  White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland
›  Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight
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China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congres...
 
›  Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city
›  Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa
›  Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally
›  Underdog center-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll
›  Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided
›  Explosion damages Swedish police station, none injured
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Judge delivers again as Yankees get the verdict
(Reuters) - New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge delivered once again with a home run that...
 
›  Hayward fractures ankle in first appearance for Celtics
›  Bulls' Mirotic suffers fractured jaw in fight with team mate
›  Elliott eligible to play for Cowboys this weekend, judge rules
›  NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke
›  Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem
›  Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup
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Asia shares camp near peaks, markets ponder Xi's speech
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ran...
 
›  IBM beats revenue estimates; hints at sales growth
›  George Soros foundations now control $18 billion: reports
›  Boeing says Bombardier CSeries jets may face hefty duties despite Airbus deal
›  New cancer drugs help Johnson & Johnson top profit estimates
›  Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment allegations
›  Silent Partners: The bankrollers behind the rush of Australia shareholder lawsuits
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George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize
LONDON (Reuters) - American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Boo...
 
›  Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board
›  Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment allegations
›  Han Solo's standalone film titled 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
›  Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat
›  YouTube debuts comedy video series in virtual reality push
›  Netflix flirting near record on subscriber growth
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IBM beats revenue estimates; hints at sales growth
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's shift to newer businesses such as clou...
 
›  Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat
›  EU-U.S. data transfer pact to pass first annual review
›  Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013
›  JPMorgan to buy online payment provider WePay
›  U.S. senator probes Pentagon on Russian source code reviews
›  Amazon to ship electronics in Brazil from third-party sellers
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›  UK's Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April
›  Two more Washington restaurants shine with Michelin stars
›  'Vanishing village' looks to Japan's LDP for survival
›  London art auction raises $2.5 million for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
›  Japan's "Blade Library" offers joy of blade running to amputees
›  Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite
       
 
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The Roads Can Be Like A Parking Lot Especially In The U.S.
  Traffic can add more time to your commute going to and from work, which causes you to allow more time for your commute. Despite advances in public transportation and ride sharing, expansion of ...


Mazda Blows Winter Driving Out Of The Way
Driving can be dangerous sometimes in the best conditions and winter can make it worse, unless your prepared. Take for example, Mazda?s MX-5 roadster, widely praised for its excellent, well balanced h...


Upgrading Safety Even In The Taillights
DETROIT ? Everyday car companies explore new ways to keep your family safe, and now they created upgrades to fix the lighting as well. Not only does today’s exterior lighting improve safety, des...


Do You Know Everything You Can About Your Car
Do you know what to do every time you step in the drivers seat, and what features are available to help make your driving experience better and easier? While automakers are spending billions of dollar...


Cyber Security, The First Thing To Be Fixed
Recently there have been multiple issues with connectivity when it comes to hackers and safety, so before it is available to the masses it must be protected as well. Connectedvehicleshold tremendous...




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Is The Start- Stop Technology Better for Us As It Is The Economy
With the concern of global warming looming over us everyday, car companies are pulling together ideas to help, but are they better? Dr. Keith Tao, a radiologist in Danville, Calif., owns three late-mo...


Studies Say Pedestrians Are Now At More Of A Risk
Just because you are walking to your destination does not mean you can be less aware of danger. The death toll of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes is projected to spike about 10% in 2015 compared...


Car Companies Take One More Step Forward On The Road Electric Vehicles
LAS VEGAS? With the decline in the availability of oil, electric and hybrid cars will become more important. Although sales of electric and hybrid vehicles have struggled, automakers are charging ahea...


Where?s The Fun When Your Car Drives For You?
Most people have some fun memories of a road trip, or a stretch of rad they enjoyed driving on, but what happens when you don?t have that opportunity anymore because the car drives for you, will it st...


What You Need To Know To Leave The Action With A Car At the End Of The Day
When you need to buy a car do you search online through search engines, visit car companies or talk to friends? Another possible way for you to purchase a car is through an auction. You wouldn?t know ...




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