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Nov 20
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Will You Ring Shame Me?

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Will You Ring Shame Me?

And if you do, who are you really shaming?

A woman recently took to Facebook after discovering an engagement ring that her boyfriend had purchased and placed in a nightstand ahead of a planned proposal.

According to MSN, the woman's Facebook post read as follows: "Found this in the BF's nightstand. Not a fan. Please roast and then tell me how to tactfully say no you need to go get something different."

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Nov 19
2018

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Screen Time May Not Be Bad for Children’s Sleep Quality

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Screen Time May Not Be Bad for Children Sleep Quality

If you decided to cut off your kids’ screen time after news that it interrupts sleep, you may have lost your best argument. A new study finds that screen time doesn’t interfere with sleep in children, after all.

The study used surveys of caregivers who oversee more than 50,000 children, asking questions about how many hours the kids in their care slept. There were also questions about screen time, which researchers then used to draw a correlation between screen time and sleep habits. The results showed very little sleep loss among children who spent more time on their screens during the day. For every hour a child spent playing video games, using a mobile device, or sitting in front of a TV set, that child lost only three to eight minutes of sleep compared to children who didn’t have that extra hour of screen time.

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Nov 18
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Women Less Likely than Men to Receive Bystander CPR

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Women Less Likely than Men to Receive Bystander CPR

A pair of studies presented at the a recent American Heart Association conference looked into why as well as potential avenues for correcting that problem.

Sarah Perman of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and her study co-authors decided to use Mechanical Turk, a crowdsourcing service from Amazon, to ask people to provide feedback (for $1 each) to the following question:  “Do you have any ideas on why women may be less likely to receive CPR than men when they collapse in public?”

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Nov 17
2018

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Which Coffee Roast Is Best for Brain Health?

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Which Coffee Roast Is Best for Brain Health?

That warm cup of coffee that kickstarts your brain every morning may have even more long-term brain benefits. A new study links coffee consumption to cognitive health. Specifically, scientists believe it may help protect you against developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

Although previous studies have made the connection between coffee and reduced Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s risks, a new team of scientists wanted to see if the type of roast made a difference. They tested light, dark, and decaffeinated dark roasts to see if one was more effective than the others. They were looking for the prevalence of phenylindanes, which are both found in coffee and known as being good for brain health. The theory was that the level of the compounds, not the roasting process itself, is the key. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, points out that phenylindanes prevent the protein fragments common in both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Nov 16
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Diseases Detectable by Canine

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Diseases Detectable by Canine

Long known for their keen sense of smell, dogs are now being investigated and trained as sleuths capable of sniffing out diseases more accurately than can traditional testing methods.

A few advances in this area, courtesy of the Guardian newspaper of London:

  • Prostate cancer: Three years ago, researchers from Italy declared that they had succeeded in training a pair of German shepherds to pick up on chemicals connected to prostate cancer that could be found in urine samples. The mutts turned out to have an accuracy rate of 90 per cent -- when even the usual PSA blood test is lacking in screening reliability.
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Nov 15
2018

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Team Questions Ethics of Genetic Editing

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Team Questions Ethics of Genetic Editing

As scientists across the globe continue to experiment with gene editing, a new article in Science calls for regulation to make sure the risks are clear. With so much uncertainty surrounding the technology, one Yale researcher-led team feels that it’s important that a governing committee evaluate the risks to local communities as a result.

Currently in Burkino Faso, for example, the government is looking at potentially editing the genes of mosquitos and using them to fight the spread of malaria. Although it can help eradicate a serious problem temporarily, researchers believe that altering mosquito genes could change the species permanently, which could have serious long-term repercussions.

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Nov 14
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

A Watch for Every Millionaire

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A Watch for Every Millionaire

Or, more specifically, every Bitcoin millionaire.

Hublot, a luxury makers of watches based in Switzerland, has decided to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto by creating a new chronometer that's about as high tech-looking as they come.

The Big Bang Meca-10 P2P includes a polished and micro blasted ceramic case and a dial that permits the innards of the watch to be viewed at a glance. The automatic movement, says Mashable, has been borrowed from the Hublot HUB 1201, and boasts a power reserve of 10 days.

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