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Study Finds Vaccine Science Outreach Only Reinforced Myths

Ars Technica reports on a study suggesting that "Striking at a myth with facts may only shore it up." Applehu Akbar writes: Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied public attitudes toward vaccination in a group whose opinions on the subjec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotAug 12th, 2017

Google Maps Pulls Cupcake Calorie Counter After Backlash

You can call it the Great Cupcake Controversy of 2017. In what is probably the only example ever of tiny, frosted cakes sparking mass outrage, strong negative feedback has prompted Google to remove a cupcake calorie counter from its iOS Maps app, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News20 min. ago

Smalltown America finds ecstasy at Dollar General

I love dollar stores, and so does rural America. Dollar General, in particular, is cleaning up in the towns so out of the way even Wal-Mart can't make business there. The Decatur store is one of 1,000 Dollar Generals opening this year as part of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News32 min. ago

Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 update with better voice recognition and more, will bring it to IoT devices, and plans to open it to third-parties in "near future" (Karissa Bell/Mashable)

Karissa Bell / Mashable: Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 update with better voice recognition and more, will bring it to IoT devices, and plans to open it to third-parties in “near future”  —  It was only a matter of time: S.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News32 min. ago

Samsung"s Bixby assistant"s next stop is... your refrigerator

It was only a matter of time: Samsung's Bixby assistant isn't confined to just phones anymore. The company will soon bring its digital assistant to appliances, starting with its own refrigerators and smart TVs. Samsung is also working with third-part.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News40 min. ago

New dad straps on his baby to sing her to sleep with some multi-instrumental smooth jams

Finally, I have something in common with 2-month-old babies: we both love falling asleep to the sweet sounds of early '80s soft rock. One new dad won't let his newborn stop him from playing music, only now, he'd rather she were strapped to him wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News40 min. ago

Gymnast McKayla Maroney reveals relentless sexual abuse from Olympic doctor

If you thought the stories regarding sexual abuse and harassment were done—or only limited to Hollywood—you have grossly have misunderstood the scope of this pervasive problem. In a heart-wrenching and personal note Wednesday, Olympic gol.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News40 min. ago

Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 benefit from heart surgery, study finds

Heart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual disabilities, according to a new study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News47 min. ago

Syndaver: A $95K animatronic cadaver that"s replacing med-school corpses

The Syndaver is a super-realistic robotic human corpse simulator with replaceable viscera that med students can dissect again and again, freeing them to use the donated bodies of people who willed their remains to science for med school pranks, lik.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

Life in the city: Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier

A new study examined the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban planners among others......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News1 hr. 11 min. ago

Apple Maps gains airport maps for O‘Hare and several others

Previously, only San Jose and Philadelphia airports were mapped in the app. Enlarge As part of iOS 11, Apple announced plans to add airport and mall interiors to its Maps app. A few early examples of that rolled out earlier this year, but now.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 20 min. ago

Nissan Teases Crossover Concept for Tokyo

We already knew that Nissan will unveil a Leaf Nismo concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, but that’s not the only surprise the automaker has in store. It will also showcase what looks like an electric concept crossover. In a new video, Nissan teases th.....»»

Category: autoSource:  motortrendRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

Illana Glazer opens up about firing people because of sexual harassment

It's only been two days since the hashtag #MeToo began spreading, but since then it's inspired thousands of women (and some men) to take to their social media accounts and discuss the sexual harassment or assault they have encountered in their lifeti.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

Don"t wanna wait for water to boil? Try this clever hack, ya lazy doofus.

A lot of science fiction writers had theories about the future but sadly most of those things aren’t happening anytime soon, but at least we have FaceTime technology. We may not have flying cars, teleportation, or meals in pill form, but we sur.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

Angola"s Air Guicango loses only EMB-120 in crash

Angola"s Air Guicango loses only EMB-120 in crash.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  ch_aviationRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

Apple adds airport interiors from Chicago, Vegas, and more to Maps

Previously, only San Jose and Philadelphia airports were mapped in the app. Enlarge As part of iOS 11, Apple announced plans to add airport and mall interiors to its Maps app. A few early examples of that rolled out earlier this year, but now.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

Medgadget Joins the Verily Baseline Project Study, Part 1: The First Visit

Over the past few years, just about all the major tech giants have shown significant interest in health. It’s basically now a necessity for smartphones and smartwatches to contain sensors, apps, and other features to monitor your health and fit.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

This is how the Pixel 2’s fiendishly-clever portrait mode works

Of all the Pixel 2 surprises, top of the list has to be just how good the Google smartphone’s portrait mode photography is, despite only using a single camera. Although phones that simulate background bokeh aren’t new, the iPhone 8 Plus a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

Can it be true? A working "Dick Tracy Wrist Watch"

Oh boy! A working Dick Tracy Wrist Watch is probably second only to a working Class B9 Model M3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot on my wishlist! These guys don't tell you much, but if this lovely watch sounds similar to an.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News1 hr. 56 min. ago

Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated)

It looks like Russia wasn't the only one buying ads online to help sway the election last year. Facebook and Google worked closely with conservative non-profit Secure America Now and advertising firm Harris Media on ad campaigns targeti.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News2 hr. 47 min. ago

Northrop Taps SpaceX For Mystery ‘Zuma’ Launch

Northrop Grumman has purchased a previously undisclosed Falcon 9 launch from SpaceX to fly a payload known only as “Zuma.” read more.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated News3 hr. 3 min. ago