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Anonymous no more: combining genetics with genealogy to identify the dead in unmarked graves

A method developed by a team of geneticists, archaeologists and demographers may make it possible to identify thousands of individuals whose remains lie in unmarked graves.
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The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue

Plant-based cellulose nanocrystals have remarkable inherent properties, and when combined with water, a powerful adhesive is formed that competes in strength with Superglue, without the need for toxic solvents.
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Could this plaque identifying toothpaste prevent a heart attack or stroke?

For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body -- in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial of Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, showed that it produced a statistically significant reduction in C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future risks of heart attacks and strokes, among those with elevations at baseline.
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There's a better way to think about being kept waiting at work

Generally, abstract thinking leads to better outcomes, such as more creativity, wider vision and feeling more powerful. However, in the paper published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior (2020), Efrat-Triester, and UBC researchers Michael Daniels and Sandra Robinson demonstrate that abstract thinking can also lead to undesired outcomes in stressful situations, such as waiting.
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Study links physical activity to quality of life in African American cancer survivors

New research published in CANCER suggests that regular exercise may improve the well-being of African American cancer survivors, but most survivors do not meet current recommendations for physical activity.
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Valley physicians pioneer groundbreaking technology to help dialysis patients

Phoenix-area kidney specialist Randy Cooper, MD, will present his initial four-year data on a new type of dialysis access called Ellipsys at the upcoming American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), February 21-23, in Las Vegas.
Tags: Science, Phoenix, Ellipsys, Randy Cooper, American Society for Diagnostic, Interventional Nephrology ASDIN


South Korean President Authorizes the Government to Adopt Chinese Style Measures to Control Coronavirus Spread

South Korean President Moon Jae-in placed his country on the highest possible level of alert on Sunday following the drastic rise of coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, cases in the region. The designation allows the government to lock down cities, restrict domestic travel and block public activities, among…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Science, China, Moon Jae, Coronavirus


Influencer Arrests, Sea Eagles Torturing Bats and HIV Drugs to Treat Coronavirus: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

I don’t know about you all, but I never win anything when I enter Instagram giveaways or contests. I’ve often wondered if anyone really does or whether they’re all scams. Although I don’t know the answer to that question, I do know that there’s now at least one less scammer on Instagram. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science Fiction, Science, Instagram, Hiv, Exercise, Adsense, Pluto, Oracle, Dark Matter, Morbius, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, experts say

78,000 cases confirmed, as Italy and Iran scramble to contain major outbreaks The world is fast approaching a “tipping point” in the spread of the coronavirus, according to experts who warn that the disease is outpacing efforts to contain it, after major outbreaks forced Italy and Iran to introduce stringent internal travel restrictions and South Korea’s president placed the country on red alert.Some of the countries most affect by the virus are scrambling to halt its progress two days after Ted...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus outbreak


All of the Coolest Stuff at Toy Fair 2020

If there’s one thing this year’s Toy Fair made obviously clear, it’s that kids these days have it good when it comes to toys. Advances in tech, plus a neverending stream of slick superhero films, and resurgent ‘80s and ‘90s nostalgia means all the toys you grew up with are now cooler than ever. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Lego, Hasbro, Retro games, Hot Wheels, Collectibles, Mattel, Toy Fair, Etch A Sketch, Gi Joe, Baby Yoda, Cybertruck


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What symptoms are caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: four cruise ship passengers test positive in UK – live news

Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran after eight deaths, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 4.20pm GMT Four of the 32 British and Irish Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers taken to Arrowe Park, Merseyside, on Saturday have tested positive for coronavirus strain Covid-19, the Chief Medical Officer for England has said.Professor Chris Whitty said: “Four further patients in England have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, England, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran – live news

Moves comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 3.25pm GMT Venice Cestival will close early this year due to concerns about the new coronavirus, which has spread in northern Italy. Below shows a photograph of a police officer wearing a protective face mask and standing next to a masked carnival reveller at the event. 3.11pm GMT Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, has said that if the virus outbreak persists it may have a big ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Haruhiko Kuroda, Coronavirus outbreak, Venice Cestival


Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran over coronavirus deaths

Ankara also suspends incoming flights as Iranian authorities try to contain outbreak in countryCoronavirus – latest updatesTurkey and Pakistan have both closed their borders with Iran, with Turkey also halting incoming flights, in an effort to stop the potential spread of coronavirus after Iran reported 43 cases of the disease.All highways and railways were closed at the border between Turkey and Iran as of 5pm local time and flights from Iran had been suspended, the Turkish health minister, Fah...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Turkey, Iran, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Microbiology, Ankara, Coronavirus outbreak, Fahrettin Koca


Famed DIY Rocketeer “Mad” Mike Hughes Dies While Trying to Launch Another Homemade Rocket

The famed DIY rocketeer “Mad” Mike Hughes, who in 2018 successfully launched himself more than 1,800 feet into the sky in a homemade rocket, died on Saturday in a tragic accident. To the end though, it can be said that he passed doing what he loved to do: launching rockets.Read more...
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After 60 Years, You Can Now Draw Perfect Circles on Etch a Sketch

All of my childhood memories involving Etch a Sketch end the same way. I’d fiddle with the knobs and then after a few minutes, shake it in frustration, erasing all evidence of my hideous “art.” The ionic toy is marking its 60th anniversary this year with a few limited edition launches, but of all of them the Etch a…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Stan Lee, Toy Fair, Spin Master, Etch A Sketch, Toy Fair 2020


Charge All The Things With A RAVPower USB Charger

RAVPower USB Charger | $16 | Amazon | Promo Code KINJA132 and Clip Coupon Read more...
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Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey closes border with Iran to stop infection spreading – live news

Turkey’s move comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 2.21pm GMT Health authorities said that 18 of the 39 South Koreans from the south-eastern region who had made a group pilgrimage to sites in Israel later tested positive for the virus. Israel’s foreign ministry issued added warnings about travel to South Korea and Japan due to the coronavirus, and the health ministry is ordering Israelis returning from those countries to remain i...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, Russia, Singapore, Israel, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Benjamin Netanyahu


Italy brings in draconian measures in effort to halt coronavirus spread

Measures include fines for anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areasCoronavirus – latest updatesItalian authorities have implemented draconian measures to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak in the north of the country, including imposing fines on anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areas, as cases of the virus in the country rose to more than 100.Police are patrolling 11 towns – mostly in the Lombardy region, where the first locally transmitted case emerged – that have been in lo...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Lombardy, Coronavirus outbreak


Italy imposes draconian rules to stop spread of coronavirus

Measures include fines for anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areasCoronavirus – latest updatesItalian authorities have implemented draconian measures to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak in the north of the country, including imposing fines on anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areas, as cases of the virus in the country rose to more than 130.Police are patrolling 11 towns – mostly in the Lombardy region, where the first locally transmitted case emerged – that have been in lo...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Lombardy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: special powers enacted in Italy after deaths – live news

Number of cases in north of the country jumps causing disruption to Milan fashion week and Serie A matches 10.41am GMT More than 100 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, as numbers continued to rise on Sunday following government measures to limit the spread of the outbreak.The governor of Italy’s northern Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, said cases of the illness in his area had risen in a day from 54 to 89, with total cases in the country now at more than 100.In an emergenc...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Milan, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Lombardy, Giorgio Armani, Attilio Fontana, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: woman tests positive after disembarking Diamond Princess – live news

Infection raises questions over quarantine attempts while other countries report new cases and deaths 9.00am GMT President Moon Jae-in said South Korea is raising its alert level on the new coronavirus to the “highest” in the face of a sudden spike in the number of infections.“The COVID-19 incident faces a grave turning point. The next few days will be crucial,” Moon said following a government meeting. 8.51am GMT A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moon, Lombardy, Milan Italy, Veneto, Moon Jae


Millions of Chinese workers ordered back to work but infection risk remains high

Transport restrictions hamper nationwide pull to get back to business as economy reelsThe Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy.Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease prevention efforts. over the last four weeks. As the death toll cl...
Tags: Business, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


UK special school pupils 'treated differently', following removal of standardized assessments

Following the recent withdrawal of standardized assessments, children with intellectual disabilities at special schools in the UK are again being treated differently to children at mainstream schools, says a new study from researchers at The Open University.
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Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study

Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows.
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Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke

Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal. The study of more than 418,000 people in nine European countries investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately.
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Google’s Message to Huawei Device Users: Do Not Use the Side Door to Install Google Apps

Google wants to clear things up for Huawei device users: Google’s apps and services cannot be preloaded on new Huawei devices and are not available due to U.S. government restrictions. If users try to download Google apps and services through a side door, or essentially download them from somewhere other than the Play…Read more...
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Intrepid Fans Found A Set of Hidden Trailers for Westworld Season 3

Remember Incite, Inc.? The undoubtedly evil corporation, likely featuring in Westworld’s third season and that sponsored a real panel and got a real website a few months back? Turns out, that website was good for something after all!Read more...
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Facebook Quietly Cuts Off Sensitive Ad Data Before It Can Get Cambridge Analytica'd Again

A good rule of thumb is to be skeptical of the privacy-forward changes Facebook touts to the public, and to deeply interrogate any of the quieter changes it rolls out behind the scenes since those—surprisingly—often mark the real efforts that the company’s taking to be a little bit less of an invasive shitshow. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Advertising, Oopsie, Cambridge Analytica


Still Waiting On Your Winnings From HQ Trivia? Apparently, You're Not Alone

When HQ Trivia abruptly announced it was penniless and shuttering last week, players of the once-viral live game show app wondered what the news meant for any winnings they’d yet to cash in. For many, that question continues to remain unanswered, according to a recent Digital Trends report.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, App Store, Trivia, Digital Trends, HQ Trivia