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Some people can’t get FCC subsidy because “Street” isn’t the same as “St.”

ISPs' data must exactly match FCC's or application is rejected. A fix is on the way. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | acilo) Some broadband users who qualify for the government's new $50-per-month subsidies haven't been able to obtain the disco.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 10th, 2021

The Capcom Pro Tour tournament series returns in 2021 with $5,000 prizes

Capcom officially announced the return of its Street Fighter 5 tournament series, Capcom Pro Tour......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 5 min. ago

Research reveals why people pick certain campsites

Those in love with the outdoors can spend their entire lives chasing that perfect campsite. New University of Montana research suggests what they are trying to find......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 4 min. ago

How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 4 min. ago

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 4 min. ago

A simple nudge isn"t enough to tackle fake news, but these tactics could help

One high-profile theory of why people share fake news says that they aren't paying sufficient attention. The proposed solution is therefore to nudge people in the right direction. For example, "accuracy primes"—short reminders intended to shift peo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 4 min. ago

New Study: Only 33% Would Opt For Immortality

Captain Kirk once said "The trouble with immortality is it's boring." But how many people agree with him? Long-time Slashdot reader tinkers shares one answer. University of Texas scientists surveyed more than 900 adults living in the U.S. — a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

US Launches Task Force To Open Government Data For AI Research

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: The Biden administration launched an initiative Thursday aiming to make more government data available to artificial intelligence researchers, part of a broader push to keep the U.S. o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

How to protect species and save the planet—at the same time

A major new report suggests tackling biodiversity, climate crises simultaneously. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Humanity is struggling to contain two compounding crises: skyrocketing global temperatures and plummeting biodiversity. But people.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Researchers warn that modern slavery has been exacerbated by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made more people vulnerable to modern slavery and caused an increase in worker exploitation and child labor around the world, Keele researchers have found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Why do people support fish species conservation in European rivers?

An important element for the protection of biodiversity is the willingness of the public to support restoration efforts. Using a longitudinal survey design with 1,000 respondents each in France, Germany, Norway and Sweden, scientists led by the Leibn.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Albinism in Tanzania: What can be done to break the stigma

The light physical appearance of people with albinism is caused by an inherited condition which results in a lack of melanin. This means people with albinism will have very pale skin, hair, and eyes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

97% of Indigenous people report seeing negative social media content weekly

Social media offers many benefits to Indigenous peoples, such as ways to establish and navigate identity, build and maintain strong connections to family and community, and seek and offer mutual support. While there are these positive experiences, ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from Gizmodo: A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Predisposition to addiction may be genetic, study finds

People who have a high sensation-seeking trait in the brain could be more susceptible to drug addition, according to a new study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Study confirms safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in people with cancer

In a review of 200 patients with a wide spectrum of cancer diagnoses, researchers found that after full vaccination, 94 percent of patients overall demonstrated seroconversion, which was determined by the presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spik.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Some people can’t get FCC subsidy because “Street” isn’t the same as “St.”

ISPs' data must exactly match FCC's or application is rejected. A fix is on the way. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | acilo) Some broadband users who qualify for the government's new $50-per-month subsidies haven't been able to obtain the disco.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Laughing gas relieves symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression

Researchers have found that a single, one-hour treatment that involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and the anesthetic drug nitrous oxide -- otherwise known as laughing gas -- can significantly improve symptoms in people with treatment-resistant.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

People who have trouble sleeping are at a higher risk of dying early - especially diabetics

People with sleep problems are at an increased risk of dying young, finds a new study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Apple’s latest accessibility features are for those with limb and vocal differences

Apple announced a batch of accessibility features at WWDC 2021 that cover a wide variety of needs, among them a few for people who can’t touch or speak to their devices in the ordinary way. With Assistive Touch, Sound Control, and other improve.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Global weight of all active SARS-CoV-2 viruses is between 0.1 and 10 kilograms

A combined team of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the California Institute of Technology in the U.S. has calculated the weight of all the SARS-CoV-2 viruses infecting people around the world at any given time. In the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021