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Meditation Changes The Brain In Different Ways In Veterans And Beginners

Researchers found that mindfulness meditation alters neural networks in long-time practitioners and new meditators differently. As one meditates more, the part of the brain that regulates emotions becomes more automatic.

Health July 25, 2018

Martian Dust Can Cover Planet Up To 39 Feet Deep, And Scientists Now Know Where It’s Coming From

Researchers pinpointed a specific geologic formation on Mars responsible for stirring up all that dust on the planet. The Red Planet can get buried up to nearly 40 feet if all that dust settled down.

Science July 25, 2018

Apple Admits That The 2018 MacBook Pro Is Being Throttled But Says A Fix Is Coming

Apple has released an update that addresses thermal throttling issues on the new MacBook Pro. It claims a software bug is responsible for reported underperformance and heat issues but that older models remain unaffected.

Tech July 25, 2018

Turmeric Eye Drops Could Cure Glaucoma In Its Early Stage

Eye doctors developed turmeric eye drops that can deliver high amounts of curcumin straight to the eyes. Curcumin has long been known minimize the loss of nerve cells and prevent glaucoma patients from going blind.

Health July 25, 2018

Woman's Pedicure Infection Nearly Led To Leg Amputation

A woman who had a pedicure at a salon contracted cellulitis, a bacterial infection that can rapidly become life-threatening. Doctors said she may have been infected after a minor cut by a callus cutter.

Health July 25, 2018

Genetic Study Involving 1.1 Million Participants Finds Genes Play Role In Educational Attainment

A large genetic study has identified 1,271 gene variants linked to a person's educational attainment. Researchers also developed a scoring system that can give a rough prediction of how educated a person is based on his or her DNA.

Feature July 24, 2018

Eating Too Many Spicy Snacks Blamed For Teen's Gallbladder Removal

A 17-year-old girl had to undergo gallbladder removal surgery due to abdominal pain. The doctor said that her consumption of hot chips such as Hot Cheetos, Takis, and Hot Fries caused her stomach problems.

Health July 24, 2018

The Milky Way Totally Had A Sibling Galaxy, But Andromeda Ate It Like It’s No Big Deal

Andromeda is one terrifying galaxy, according to a new research. Apparently, the Milky Way had a sibling galaxy, but Andromeda just ate it all up, no biggie.

Science July 24, 2018

The Next Xbox Console Will Come In 2 Versions: The Traditional Hardware And The Streaming Box

Microsoft is reportedly working on two versions of the next-generation Xbox console, codenamed Xbox Scarlett. The first version is the traditional hardware, while the second version is a cloud-only model focused on the upcoming Xbox video game streaming service.

Culture July 24, 2018

Liberian Woman Spreads Ebola To Family A Year After Infection

The woman may have spread the disease to her family when the virus reemerged during her pregnancy. Experts do not think she infected her husband through sexual contact.

Health July 24, 2018

The Rumored Samsung Galaxy Watch Leaks In Full: Check It Out

The Galaxy Watch is Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch, rumored to feature Bixby and run on Tizen, not Android Wear. Samsung just accidentally leaked photos of the device, by the way.

Tech July 24, 2018

Climate Change And Mental Health: Rising Temperatures Increase Suicide Rates

Hotter temperature is correlated to increased incidents of suicide in the United States and Mexico. Researchers also found that hot weather is linked to increased use of depressive language on social media.

Health July 24, 2018

Qualcomm Unveils New Smartphone Antenna That Could Finally Make Everyone’s 5G Dreams Come True

Qualcomm just cleared a big hurdle blocking our path to true 5G innovation. The chipmaker just unveiled its new QTM052 mmWave component that’ll be able to accurately pinpoint the nearest 5G tower.

Tech July 24, 2018

The Moon May Have Supported Life 4 Billion Years Ago, Scientists Say

Scientists identified two periods in the distant past when the moon may have supported life. A study based on the analysis of rock and soil samples showed that the moon is not as dry as previously thought.

Science July 24, 2018

Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

Two vaccines produced by Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology, one of China's largest vaccine manufacturers, have been found defective. Some of the vaccines are already on the market and have been administered to Chinese children.

Health July 24, 2018

No Google Employee Has Fallen Prey To Phishing Since They Started Using These $20 Devices

Physical security keys, such as Yubico's YubiKey Security Key, have protected all Google employees from phishing attacks since early 2017. Here is how the $20 devices work as an alternative approach to two-factor authentication.

Tech July 24, 2018

Where Does Human Speech Come From? Monkey Studies Provide A Clue

Could a friendly lip-smacking gesture give rise to something as intricate as human speech? MRI scans of monkey brains revealed this simple facial expression could be the precursor of speech.

Science July 24, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price Will Likely Start At $1,000, Says New Leak

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be more expensive than the Galaxy Note 8, according to a new leak from Europe. The smartphone's starting price may reach four figures, like Apple's iPhone X.

Tech July 24, 2018

Sony Unveils The Highest-Resolution Camera On A Smartphone Ever

Sony has pushed the smartphone camera envelope once again. The company just unveiled its new 48-megapixel IMX586 sensor and explained how such a tiny component will be able to capture excellent photos.

Tech July 24, 2018

Samsung To Unveil Wireless Charger Than Can Juice Up Two Devices At A Time

Samsung’s new wireless charger has just leaked ahead of the Unpacked event on Aug. 9. It’s called the Wireless Charger Duo, and it can power two devices at the same time.

Tech July 24, 2018

World’s Oceans To Reach Acid Levels Highest In 14 Million Years

Researchers found that if carbon emissions continued at the rate they are going, the world’s oceans will reach peak acid levels in 14 million years. It poses a severe threat to coral reefs, shellfish, and other marine life.

Science July 24, 2018

Ancient Farmers Thrived In The Amazon Rainforest 4,500 Years Ago

The Amazon rainforest is not so untouched after all. Researchers found that ancient farming communities planted corn, sweet potatoes, and other crops in the rainforest 4,500 years ago.

Science July 24, 2018

Norovirus Sickens Nearly 100 People At Woods Pond Beach In Maine

If you have norovirus, perhaps it’s a good idea not to go to the beach. Otherwise, you might sicken everyone you come into contact with, just like what happened at this beach in Maine.

Health July 23, 2018

HomePod Reportedly Getting Major Siri Features In Next Update: Phone Call Support, Find My iPhone, And Multiple Timers

Soon, the Apple HomePod won’t be merely a glorified Bluetooth speaker. According to the latest beta that’s been seeded to a number of employees, Apple’s premium speaker is about to get important Siri features.

Tech July 23, 2018

Samsung Reportedly Plans To Merge Galaxy S And Note Series After Note 9

The Galaxy Note 9 could be the last Note handset. Samsung is reportedly going to merge the Note series with the S line if Note 9 sales disappoint.

Tech July 23, 2018

Footage Of Last Surviving Member Of Isolated Amazon Tribe Released

The Brazilian government released a video showing the last living survivor of an isolated tribe. The man was the only one who survived an attack by cattle ranchers intending to encroach on tribal lands in 1995.

Science July 23, 2018

Experts Say DNA Study Of Atacama 'Alien' Mummy Is Flawed And Unethical

Experts raised concern that the DNA study of the Atacama mummy known as Ata is flawed and unethical. They said that the genetic study of the bizarre specimen should not have been conducted in the first place.

Feature July 23, 2018

SpaceX Launches Telstar 19 Vantage Communications Satellite Into Space

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 22. The rocket was carrying the Telstar 19 Vantage rocket into geostationary orbit for Canadian satellite communications company Telesat.

Science July 23, 2018

Snap Inc. Will Shut Down Snapcash On Aug. 30

Snapcash will officially be punted into the sunset at the end of August, Snap Inc. has confirmed. The feature lets users split bills between friends, and also pay for explicit content.

Tech July 23, 2018

Sunken 113-Year-Old Warship Said To Have $132 Billion Worth Of Gold Discovered Off Korean Coast

A company said that it has found a Russian shipwreck containing $132 billion of gold bullion and coins. The company hopes to begin salvage works to recover the ship and its rumored gold in October.

Science July 23, 2018

Doctors Interrupt, Stop Listening To Their Patients 11 Seconds Into A Conversation

Doctors on average interrupt their patients 11 seconds after the latter start to speak. Specialists are less likely to give ample time to their patients. What are the factors that contribute to this kind of encounters?

Health July 23, 2018

Nintendo Escalates Fight Against Piracy, Files Lawsuit Against 2 Major ROM Websites

Nintendo filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against LoveROMs and LoveRETRO, which are major online sources for ROMs of games for classic Nintendo consoles such as the NES and SNES. The legal action follows Nintendo's attempt to curb Nintendo Switch piracy.

Culture July 23, 2018

iPhone Banned In India? It May Happen, If Apple Doesn't Give In To The Government

Apple is struggling with iPhone sales in India, but it may face an even bigger issue soon. The government may ban iPhones if Apple continues to refuse approval for an anti-spam app developed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

Tech July 23, 2018

A Different Kind Of 'Overwatch' Nerf: Reaper's Hellfire Shotgun Turned Into Nerf Blaster

Blizzard revealed the Nerf Rival Overwatch Reaper Wight Edition blaster at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Hellfire Shotgun-inspired blaster is the first in a series of new Nerf guns that will be based on weapons of various 'Overwatch' heroes.

Culture July 23, 2018

Spectacular Image Of Dust Storm Over Martian North Pole Released By ESA

ESA unveiled a stunning new photo of a Martian dust storm brewing over the northern region in May 2018. The photo shows towering clouds of dust covering the Utopia Planitia region near the north pole.

Science July 23, 2018

Dozens Of 'Zombie' Raccoons Found Dead In New York's Central Park: What's Happening?

Officials have found dozens of dead raccoons in New York's Central Park, killed by a viral outbreak that is causing the animals to exhibit zombie-like behavior. What is happening to the animals, and should people stay away from them?

Health July 23, 2018

Ritz Cracker Products Recalled For Potential Salmonella Contamination

Mondelēz Global LLC, which produces Ritz Cracker products, issued a recall over fears an ingredient used in the snacks is contaminated with salmonella. Here are the products affected by the recall.

Health July 22, 2018

The European Space Agency Will Launch A New Mars Rover, And You Can Help Name It

The European Space Agency announced a contest to help name the ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to land on the Red Planet in March 2021. Will it be named Marsy McMarsface?

Science July 22, 2018

Pokémon GO Cheaters Will Be Perma-Banned After 3 Violations

Niantic Labs finally placed its campaign against 'Pokémon GO' cheaters into writing with its Three-Strike Discipline Policy. In most cases, cheaters will get their 'Pokémon GO' accounts banned after three infractions.

Culture July 22, 2018

Russia To Send FEDOR Humanoid Robots To Space Station

Russia's Roscosmos space agency reportedly approved plans to send two humanoid robots to the ISS. The FEDOR robots were trained to fire pistols using both arms, operate a drill and drive a car.

Science July 22, 2018

Flag And Medallions Neil Armstrong Brought To The Moon During Apollo 11 Mission To Be Auctioned

Items owned by Neil Armstrong will be sold at a series of three auctions. The Armstrong Family Collection includes flags and medallions brought by the astronaut to the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.

Science July 22, 2018

Neanderthals Could Make Fire Using Prehistoric Stone Tools

The Neanderthals were able to produce their own fire. Researchers found microscopic wear on prehistoric stone tools that are produced by a type of rock-striking to produce sparks.

Science July 21, 2018

Man Dies Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria From Eating Raw Oysters: Safety Reminders To Avoid Vibrio Infections From Oysters

What are some food safety tips to avoid getting infections from oysters? Contrary to some people's belief, even experienced oyster lovers cannot determine the presence of harmful bacteria just by seeing, smelling, or tasting an oyster.

Health July 21, 2018

Japan Is Trying To Develop Artificial Meteor Showers

Artificial meteor showers are coming. A Japanese startup wants to make on-demand shooting stars a thing by virtue of microsatellites that can act like meteors and burn up when they hit the atmosphere.

Science July 21, 2018

Radioactive Isotope From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Detected In California Wine

Wines produced after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster have raised levels of cesium-137. Does increased level of the radioactive isotope in California rosé and cabernet sauvignon pose a health threat?

Science July 21, 2018

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