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De-cluttering may not help people with dementia

A clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia carry out daily tasks -- according to a new study. Researchers studied whether people with dementia were better able to carry out tasks, such as making a cup of tea, at home - surrounded by.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyDec 1st, 2021

Felony Charges Are 1st In a Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot

X2b5Ysb8 shares a report from ABC News: California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appea.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 20 min. ago

Cultural similarities may play key role in successful immigrations

People immigrate to new places for many reasons, but new research found that the culture of an immigrant's new home may be a key factor in whether the move is successful and they ultimately remain in their new home......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News9 hr. 47 min. ago

Best Amazon Echo deals for January 2022

Millions of people talk to their homes using Echo speakers. Here, we have all the best Amazon Echo deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 20 min. ago

Manslaughter charges follow Tesla driver’s Autopilot red light run

The crash happened in Los Angeles in 2019, killing two people in a Honda Civic. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) Prosecutors in California have charged a Tesla driver with two counts of manslaughter as a result o.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 48 min. ago

Humans are adapting to climate change, but not quickly enough, according to new research

The evidence is overwhelming: climate change is here, and with it come catastrophes, soaring costs, migration and now, in the face of reality, human adaptation. Across the globe, people are learning to live with a climate that is unlike the one they.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 20 min. ago

Talent in rural Cornwall "wasted" due to poor public transport and lack of internet access

The skills of talented people in living in rural Cornwall are being wasted because of poor public transport and lack of internet access, a new study warns......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 20 min. ago

Six-month Trial of a Four-day Working Week To Be Launched in the UK

More than 30 companies will take part in a trial of a four-day working week to "herald in a bold new way of working in 2022," researchers say. From a report: The global pandemic has impacted how long and where people work with Working From Home guida.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 20 min. ago

How diversity of test subjects is a technology blind spot, and what to do about it

People interact with machines in countless ways every day. In some cases, they actively control a device, like driving a car or using an app on a smartphone. Sometimes people passively interact with a device, like being imaged by an MRI machine. And.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 48 min. ago

A Project to Count Climate Crisis Deaths Has Surprising Results

Climate change is already killing people, but countries don’t have an easy way to count those deaths. A new project might change that......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News21 hr. 47 min. ago

Mythologised, memorialised then forgotten: A history of Australia"s bushfire reporting

Australia's Black Summer bushfires of 2019 and 2020 wreaked destruction across South-Eastern Australia. Images of flames crowned trees, engulfed fire trucks and people crowded on beaches and packed in boats were broadcast into our homes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 48 min. ago

US Cold War hostility towards Chinese due to the influence of Truman"s nationalist beliefs, new research argues

Research suggests the failure of the Truman administration to pursue rapprochement with Chinese Communists before the founding of the People's Republic of China was not based on ideological distance or domestic politics, as has previously been sugges.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Support for populist politics "collapsed" during the pandemic: global report

Support for populist parties and politicians, and agreement with populist sentiment, has diminished during the pandemic, according to a "mega-dataset" taking in attitudes of over half a million people across 109 countries since 2020......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

China Claims First Omicron Case Arrived Through Foreign Mail

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Insider: Officials in Beijing are telling people to avoid international mail and to open their packages outdoors and with gloves, saying cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant could have spread through forei.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Is It Wrong To Mock People Who"d Opposed Covid Vaccines and Then Died of Covid?

Slashdot reader DevNull127 shares a transcript from a recent segment on CNN: CNN: Here's a moral question peculiar to these days: Is it wrong to mock people who publicly crusade against the Covid vaccine, and then die of the disease? Or does it.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Pregnant people are still not getting vaccinated against COVID

Misinformation and muddled public health messaging have failed expectant parents. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Dmitry Rogulin ) Calendar year three into the pandemic, and vaccination coverage among pregnant people remains staggeri.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

1.7 Million People Live for a Week on 100% Renewable Energy

1.77 million people live in South Australia, speading across 984,321 square kilometres (or 380,048 square miles), according to Wikipedia. Today the Sydney Morning Herald announced that South Australia "sourced an average of just over 100 per cent of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Law Enforcement Agencies Recruit Rare People Who are "Super-Recognizers" of Faces

An anonymous reader shared this report on "Super-Recognizers" from a series of articles in the Guardian called "Meet the Superhumans." As a child, Yenny Seo often surprised her mother by pointing out a stranger in the grocery store, remarking it was.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Pregnant people are still not getting vaccinated against Covid

Misinformation and muddled public health messaging have failed expectant parents. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Dmitry Rogulin ) Calendar year three into the pandemic, and vaccination coverage among pregnant people remains staggeri.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Here"s another reason you should be careful about what you post online

Many people are struggling to find a job due to content posted on their social media feeds......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Volcano erupts in Pacific, West Coast under tsunami advisory

An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion Saturday near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. Tsunami advisories were issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022