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Body mass index as a risk factor for diabetes varies throughout the world

There are substantial differences among low- and middle-income countries in the association between BMI and diabetes risk. Individual countries can optimize diabetes screening by tailoring guidelines to their specific population's risk threshold for.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyJul 20th, 2021

Powerful, local stories can inspire us to take action on climate change

The climate emergency has put the world in grave peril, but that is hard to tell when watching the news or looking at the overall global response to the climate crisis, which continues to be lax......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 29 min. ago

Himalayan hydropower "clean but risky," warn scientists

With its steep topography and abundant water resources the Himalayas offer sustainable, low-carbon hydropower for energy-hungry South Asia. But there is a catch—the mountain range falls in one of the world's most seismically active regions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 29 min. ago

New heat exposure model can protect citizens

Increasingly extreme heat threatens the health and comfort of city dwellers. That's why researchers from the University of Georgia have developed a new dynamic heat exposure index that captures varying heat exposure within urban environments......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 29 min. ago

All-female crew in water-tank spaceflight study

This week 20 women are tucking themselves in a waterbed for five days as part of a dry immersion study to recreate some of the effects of spaceflight on the body. The campaign kicked off yesterday with the first two subjects at the Medes space clinic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 29 min. ago

China Says All Cryptocurrency-related Transactions Are Illegal and Must Be Banned

China's central bank said on Friday that all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal in the country and they must be banned, citing concerns around national security and "safety of people's assets." From a report: The world's most populated n.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 30 min. ago

Samsung: Seeking better customer structure and node process breakthroughs

TSMC, Intel and Samsung continue to compete for the leadership in more advanced technologies beyond 7nm node. Samsung has already foretold that it will mass produce for 4nm technology in 2021, with the 3nm process likely to be available in 2023. In t.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Nintendo Direct highlights: N64 Online in October, Super Mario 2022 film cast

Also featured: Bayonetta 3's gameplay debut, Kirby's first open-world 3D adventure. Get ready for the Super Mario film, hitting theaters in a little over one year. [credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Kirby and the Forgotten Land takes the series back to 3D

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the first mainline Kirby game since Star Allies and brings Kirby into a 3D open world......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

"Facebook Is What"s Wrong With America"

The Salesforce CEO and owner of Time Magazine, Marc Benioff, sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook. "This digital revolution really kind of has the world in its grip. And in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Researchers develop algorithm to map words to colors across languages

No language has words for all the blues of a wind-churned sea or the greens and golds of a wildflower meadow in late summer. Globally, different languages have divvied up the world of color using their own set of labels, from just a few to dozens......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Test drives and cell phone shopping make or break car sales for U.S. Hispanics

Research shows that Hispanic car buyers prize in-person test drives and shop by phone, but brand reputation is less of a factor in selecting a car......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Why Deliveries Are So Slow

Americans are habitually unattuned to the massive and profoundly human apparatus that brings us basically everything in our lives. Much of the country's pandemic response has treated us as somehow separate from the rest of the world and the challenge.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

WHO recommends much stricter air pollution limits

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended much stricter limits for air pollutants on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

More support needed for pollination services in agriculture

The global decline of pollinators threatens the reproductive success of 90 per cent of all wild plants globally and the yield of 85 per cent of the world's most important crops. Pollinators—mainly bees and other insects—contribute to 35 per cent.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

How poxviruses multiply

The last case of smallpox worldwide occurred in Somalia in October 1977. In 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the eradication of the smallpox. According to official sources, the virus continues to exist today only in two high-securit.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Lake Maracaibo, lightning capital of the world

One firebolt after another illuminates a stilt-house settlement where the Catatumbo river flows into Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo, the lightning capital of the world......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

ABF substrate supply to remain constrained in 2022

Due to spec upgrades of new processors and growing difficulty in producing high-end ABF substrates with satisfactory yield rates, the world's actual ABF substrate supply growth could still be limited in 2022 despite commercialization of new capacitie.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Top-5 notebook vendors see combined shipments slip in August, says Digitimes Research

The impact of chip shortages that are in varying degrees had a negative impact on the overall notebooks shipped by the world's top-5 notebook brands (excluding Apple) in August, which saw a 3% sequential drop, according to Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Following expert advice, FDA authorizes boosters for people 65+, high risk

Advisors for the CDC will meet Thursday to set guidance on use of boosters. Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) The US Food and Drug Administration late Wedn.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Older and At-Risk Americans

After weeks of internal strife at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency on Wednesday authorized people over 65 who had received Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine to get a booster shot at least six months after their second injection. The N.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021