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Backyard chickens risk pathogen spread

Keeping backyard chickens was already on the rise, and the hobby has become even more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a University of Georgia researcher cautions that the practice has risks not just for chickens, but for wildlife and peopl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

Gensler Confirmed as Top Wall Street Cop, Bringing New Era of Tough Scrutiny

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, putting in place a battle-tested Wall Street watchdog at a moment when Democrats are looking to rein in financial market risk. From a report: The Senate co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

Why expensive workout gear is actually cheap

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex wanted to dig into the Tonal EC-1, a huge document spread across a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 52 min. ago

EU plan for risk-based AI rules to set fines as high as 4% of global turnover, per leaked draft

European Union lawmakers who are drawing up rules for applying artificial intelligence are considering fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover (or €20M, if greater) for a set of prohibited use-cases, according to a leaked draft of the AI regula.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 24 min. ago

Vanadium ion battery startup Standard Energy raises $8.9M Series C from SoftBank Ventures Asia

Standard Energy, a vanadium ion battery developer, announced today it has raised a $8.9 million Series C from SoftBank Ventures Asia. The South Korea-based company says its batteries’ advantages over lithium ion include less risk of ignition and th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 24 min. ago

Risk startup LogicGate confirms data breach

Risk and compliance startup LogicGate has confirmed a data breach. But unless you’re a customer, you probably didn’t hear about it. An email sent by LogicGate to customers earlier this month said on February 23 an unauthorized third-party.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Childbirth versus pelvic floor stability

Human childbirth is comparatively difficult because our babies' heads are large relative to our birth canals. This tight 'fetopelvic' fit increases the risk of obstructed labor, which in turn has potentially dire outcomes for both mother and child. I.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Combining mask wearing, social distancing suppresses COVID-19 virus spread

Studies show wearing masks and social distancing can contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but their combined effectiveness is not precisely known......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

What lives inside the chicken gut?

In a recently published study, investigators from Norwich and Surrey have more than doubled the number of microbial species known to live in the chicken gut. As the health and wealth of humans is tied to the health and productivity of chickens, this.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

"Spectacle of nature": A Denali glacier is speeding downhill, potentially hampering climbers and increasing flood risk

A Denali glacier suddenly moving at a speedier clip is intriguing scientists, increasing the risk of nearby flooding and potentially closing off some climbing routes on the mountain this season......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Women "risk" gray hair to feel authentic

Many women "risk" allowing natural gray hair to show in order to feel authentic, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Butterflies hedge their bets when times get tough

Understanding how organisms deal with an uncertain future may help identify which species are most vulnerable to climate change and which are best at managing the risk. In a paper published recently in the journal Evolution, Macquarie University ARC.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Development policy decisions will affect coastal communities" risk more than climate change

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon Stat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations

Moving endangered species to new locations is often used as part of species conservation strategies, and can help to restore degraded ecosystems. But scientists say there is a high risk that these relocations are accidentally spreading diseases and p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Researchers detail systemic issues and risk to society in language models

A series of recent works by AI researchers found serious flaws in datasets and the outputs of large language models like OpenAI's GPT-3. A series of recent works by AI researchers found serious flaws in datasets and the outputs of large language.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Porsche issues a recall on some 2021 Cayman, Boxster, and 718 Spyders

Porsche has announced a recall and a stop sale order covering 190 of its mid-engined 2021 Cayman, Boxster, and 718 Spyder models. The recall and stop sale comes due to a risk of cracked connecting rods that could lead to catastrophic engine failure......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Buy AAPL, suggests Wedbush, suggesting tech stocks could climb 25-30% by year end

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives has said that now would be a good time to buy AAPL, naming it as the best investment among tech stocks that could climb 25-30% by the year end. Wedbush recommends three tech stocks that offer a “compelling risk/reward&.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Verizon issues recall on Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspot devices

Verizon's Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots are capable of overheating, and could cause burns if handled and pose a fire risk.A Model MHS900L Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspotVerizon and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have discovered.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

The tuberculosis pathogen releases its toxin by a novel protein transport system

Six years ago, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., described the first toxin ever found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This toxin, tuberculosis necrotizing toxin, or TNT, became the founding member of a novel class of previously unrecogni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Modern human brain originated in Africa around 1.7 million years ago

The human brain as we know it today is relatively young. It evolved about 1.7 million years ago when the culture of stone tools in Africa became increasingly complex. A short time later, the new Homo populations spread to Southeast Asia, researchers.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Make Responsible AI Part of Your Company"s DNA

Rather than an expensive hindrance or a risk-avoidance tactic, businesses should view responsible AI as an enabler of technology. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021