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Newly Discovered Tiny Shark Species Glows In The Dark

Researchers revealed that the mysterious swimmer captured in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is a species of pocket shark that has never been observed before. The creature can produce glow-in-the-dark liquid to capture prey.

Science

Oregon's New Law Allows Students To Take 'Mental Health Days'

Under the new law, students can cite mental or behavioral health issues as a reason to miss class. The measure, backed by student leaders and youth activists, was signed by Governor Kate Brown last month.

Health

3 New Astronauts Arrive At The International Space Station

NASA's Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, and Roscosmos' Alexander Skvortsov joined the Expedition 60 crew of the International Space Station. The three astronauts were launched atop a Soyuz rocket on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Science

Legionnaires' Cases In Several States: What You Need To Know About This Water-Borne Disease

Legionnaires' disease cases are on the rise with recent incidents recorded in Georgia, Maine, New York, and Michigan. Most people contract this illness from inhaling microscopic water droplets containing legionella bacteria.

Health

Samsung's Next-Gen DRAM Will Give Super-Fast Performance To Its Future 5G Flagship Smartphones

Samsung announced on Thursday that its new LPDDR5 module is about 1.3 times faster than the 12Gb LPDDR4X memory that is used in today's high-end smartphones. Samsung Galaxy 11 could be first to use this new technology when it comes out next year.

Tech July 21, 2019

Study Finds That Taking A Warm Bath Before Bed Can Significantly Improve Sleep

Want a peaceful night of sleep? Researchers found that by simply taking a warm bath an hour or two before bedtime can help a person fall asleep faster and improve the overall quality of sleep.

Health July 21, 2019

Google Honors Apollo 11 Software Developer Margaret Hamilton With Moonlight Portrait Bigger Than Central Park

At the Mojave Desert in California on Thursday, over 107,000 solar mirrors reflected the moonlight to create a portrait of Margaret Hamilton. She led the team that developed the onboard flight software of Apollo 11.

Science July 21, 2019

Google And Facebook Are Tracking Your Porn Site Activities, Says Microsoft Report

Web traffic data were used to analyze user profiles for marketing and advertising purposes. In a study on pornographic sites, a team of researchers said more than 22,000 porn sites were riddled with web trackers by Google, Facebook, and Oracle.

Tech July 21, 2019

Healthy Lifestyle May Help Lower Dementia Risk: Study

A new study from the University of Exeter suggests that following a healthy lifestyle can help lower people's risk for dementia. This is true even for people who have been identified with a genetic risk for the disorder.

Health July 21, 2019

Space Research May Help Patients Suffering From Low Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the daily activities of astronauts from space to help develop a treatment for orthostatic intolerance. The condition often causes people to faint due to low blood pressure.

Health July 21, 2019

Twitter Will Soon Explain Why ‘This Tweet Is Unavailable’

Twitter will soon offer more context for unavailable tweets. Also, it plans to roll out new profile picture icons that indicate the original author and tagged users to avoid spam replies.

Tech July 21, 2019

Huawei Denies Its HongMeng OS Is An Android Replacement: What Is It For?

HongMeng isn’t an Android replacement unlike what earlier reports have suggested, Huawei has now made clear. Actually, it wasn’t even designed for smartphones at all.

Tech July 21, 2019

Rise In Preterm Births Possibly Linked To Trump's Election In 2016: Study

Premature births among Latina women were higher than expected nine months starting the U.S. 2016 presidential election that voted Donald Trump into office. Researchers identified the potential stressor that affected pregnant women.

Health July 20, 2019

Just 10 Minutes With Pets Can Significantly Relieve Stress, Study Finds

Do pets really contribute to people's mental health and well-being? Researchers of a new study find that just 10 minutes with pets can significantly reduce stress.

Health July 20, 2019

Detroit Health Officials Confirm New Measles Case In Resident Who Returned From Overseas

A Detroit resident was recently admitted to the Children's Hospital of Michigan ER after coming down with measles. The man had reportedly traveled abroad recently.

Health July 20, 2019

Rwanda Denies WHO Ebola Border Breach Report

A Rwanda public health official dispelled reports that the Ebola outbreak in Congo has now spilled over to the country. This is in reaction to a supposed WHO statement that an Ebola patient crossed the border through Gisenyi.

Health July 20, 2019

Battle Over Hawaii's Mauna Kea Heats Up As Indigenous Locals Protest Giant Telescope On Sacred Mountain

The Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is expected to give astronomers an unparalleled view of the cosmos. Native Hawaiians argue that it comes at the cost of their sacred site and culture.

Science July 20, 2019

Salmonella Outbreak In 27 States Linked To Pig Ear Dog Treats

Twenty seven states are now affected by a salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats. No deaths have been reported but 20 people have been hospitalized.

Health July 20, 2019

Instagram To Warn Accounts Before Disabling Them Entirely

A word of caution will now be given to Instagram users whose accounts are close to being banned. In a new policy, Instagram outlines a new appeals process and a notification warning for content violators.

Tech July 20, 2019

Epic Games Rolls Out Fortnite Patch 9.40: Here's What's New

Patch 9.40 for 'Fortnite' has brought new versions of long-range weapons, the continued creation of the giant pink robot, and other gameplay changes. It is now downloadable on all gaming platforms including mobile devices.

Culture July 20, 2019

Google To Make Chrome’s Incognito Mode More Private

Google is updating Chrome’s incognito browsing for a more private experience. Upon Chrome 76’s release, websites can no longer check the FileSystem API to detect if a user is Incognito Mode or not.

Tech July 20, 2019

Heat Wave Health Risk: How To Avoid, Spot, And Treat Heatstroke And Heat Exhaustion

Record-breaking temperatures this weekend could put many at risk of heatstroke and heat exhaustion. How can one avoid them, and what should be done if someone is spotted with signs of these heat-related conditions?

Health July 20, 2019

Moon Memories: Earth Celebrates 50th Year Of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

NASA's Apollo 11 mission 50th anniversary is happening this weekend. July 20, 1969, will be marked forever as the first day that humans stepped on the moon.

Science July 20, 2019

Plants vs. Zombies 3 Announced: Here’s How You Can Play It Now

EA and PopCap launched the pre-alpha playable for the next main 'Plants vs. Zombies' game on Google Play. Few details on the final game is available, but for now, the game developers ask players to lend them their brains.

Culture July 20, 2019

Autism Is Largely Genetics Than Environmental, New Study Finds

Environmental factors like vaccines and the mother's pregnancy weight or mode of delivery have minimal to nonexistent impact in developing autism. A new study has found that genetics is the major driver of this disease.

Health July 20, 2019

Nintendo Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Switch Joy-Con Drift Issues

A law firm in the United States has filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo for 'claims relating to alleged defects in the Joy-Con controllers.' This comes hot on the heels of users complaining about Switch Joy-Con drift issues.

Culture July 20, 2019

Chrome And Firefox Extensions Found Stealing User Data: Uninstall These Add-Ons Right Away

Browser extensions on Chrome and Firefox have been discovered to be stealing data from users. Dubbed 'DataSpii,' the leak is affecting millions, including big companies such as Tesla and Apple.

Tech July 19, 2019

Deputies At A Sheriff’s Office In Colorado Will Wear Galaxy S9s As Body Cameras

Officers at the Kit Carson County’s Sheriff Office will be using Samsung Galaxy S9s as body cameras. The FirstNet Ready smartphone will also serve as a secondary radio and will have Visual Labs software.

Tech July 19, 2019

Google Pixel 3a Gets 100 Points From DxOMark

Google's Pixel 3a has scored 100 points on the tests of camera-testing outfit DxOMark. That makes the midrange smartphone only one point behind its flagship sibling the Pixel 3.

Tech July 19, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Gets A Big Design Change, New Leak Suggests

A new leak suggests that Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 will have a rear-mounted magnetic stylus, a dual-camera setup on the back, and other new features. It will likely launch with the Galaxy Note 10 on Aug. 7.

Tech July 19, 2019

Elon Musk Announces New Price Increase For Tesla's Full 'Self-Driving' Feature

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted early this week that the price forTesla's full 'self-driving' package will increase by $1,000. According to Musk, Tesla cars would be operating as autonomous cars by the end of 2020.

Tech July 19, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs. Pixel 3a: Which Is The Better Midrange Smartphone?

The Samsung Galaxy A50 and Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are among the best midrange smartphones around. However, it's hard to say which is the better series in the middle tier.

Tech July 19, 2019

Google Will Now Give You Up To $30,000 For Finding Chrome Bugs

Google is increasing the payout for its Chrome bug bounty program. In addition to giving $30,000 high-quality report submissions, Google is also reserving the top $150,000 prize for someone who can find a very particular exploit.

Tech July 19, 2019

Google Stadia Update: Reddit AMA Reveals New Details On Controller, ‘Free’ Games, Release Date, And More

A new Reddit AMA sheds light on some unknowns about the next big thing in gaming — Google Stadia. Unfortunately, it might not be the ‘Netflix for Games’ almost everyone is making it out to be.

Tech July 19, 2019

Study: Don't Ignore 'Bottom' Blood Pressure Numbers In Determining Cardiovascular Risks

Both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels need to be controlled to prevent heart attack and stroke. A large study probed some 36 million blood pressure readings to come up with this conclusion.

Health July 19, 2019

Red Wine Antioxidant Resveratrol Could Prevent Muscle Loss In Mars Mission Astronauts

Resveratrol, which is found in grapes and blueberries, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The same ingredient could benefit astronauts with an extended stay in space.

Science July 19, 2019

US Lawmaker Calls For Investigation Into FaceApp Privacy And Security Concerns

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer has urged the FBI and the FTC to investigate FaceApp for possible privacy and security concerns. He claims that the app exposes millions of Americans to cybersecurity risks.

Tech July 19, 2019

China Reveals Ambitious Plans Of Lunar Exploration, Including Building A Robotic Outpost

Many countries are eyeing the moon for their space missions in the next few decades. Among these countries is China, who is planning a robotic research station at the moon's south pole.

Science July 19, 2019

Scientists Plant Hallucinations In Mouse Brains With Laser Holograms

Stanford scientists make mice see things that aren't there in new research involving optogenetics. The study findings and implications could someday lead to potential treatments for therapy.

Science July 19, 2019

Kentucky Man Chris Prater Shocked To Find Tiny Tick Embedded In His Eye

Kentucky-native Chris Prater was horrified when he discovered that the speck that went into his eye turned out to be a deer tick. The doctor had to numb the serviceman's eye before he could safely take out the troublesome bug.

Health July 19, 2019

Gold Nugget Found In Australia Turns Out To Be A 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

Dave Hole could not pry open the heavy and reddish rock he found in Maryborough Regional Park. Gemologist eventually realized the object is a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite.

Science July 19, 2019

EPA Not Banning Pesticide Linked To Health Problems In Children

The EPA has refused to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that has been linked to health problems in children. According to the agency, there is no sufficient evidence of its dangers to warrant the ban.

Health July 19, 2019

FDA Warns Of Undeclared Ingredient In 'Big Penis' Supplement

The U.S. FDA is warning of a male sexual stimulant that was discovered to contain undeclared Viagra. It could pose health risks for those who are taking other prescription drugs.

Health July 18, 2019

YouTube Music App Now Lets You Listen To Songs Without The Video

YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers can now toggle between 'song' and 'video' modes. This gives them the option to listen to only the audio track or watch the music video of a song.

Tech July 18, 2019

Scientists Use Radiation And Bacteria To Wipe Out Invasive Asian Tiger Mosquitoes In China

Sterile female mosquitoes and infertile male mosquitoes will not produce any offspring. This new sterile insect technique was successfully used to drastically reduce the female population of disease-carrying mosquitoes in Guangzhou, China.

Health July 18, 2019

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