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Facebook accidentally launches "hate speech" button

CBS - May 1, 2018 - 1:31pm
A spokesperson says a bug caused the button to launch publicly but it has been disabled
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Can you skip your regular workout and just shiver instead?

LA Times - May 1, 2018 - 1:15pm

What do shivering and exercise have in common?

More than you might think.

Both shivering and exercise cause you to contract your muscles and expend energy — that’s pretty obvious.

But less obvious is a new discovery, published Tuesday in Cell Metabolism, that they both release a molecule into the...

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U.S. cases of disease spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in 13-year span

LA Times - May 1, 2018 - 1:15pm

The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and the West Nile and Zika viruses.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that illnesses...

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Tackle football before age 12 could result in earlier CTE symptoms, new study finds

LA Times - May 1, 2018 - 12:40pm

A new study suggests a strong correlation between the age at which some athletes begin playing tackle football and the onset of behavioral and cognitive problems later in life, findings that become significantly more pronounced for those who take up the sport before age 12.

Researchers concluded...

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Facebook unveils plans for new dating service

CBC - May 1, 2018 - 12:31pm

Facebook Inc. plans to add a dating service, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, marking the first time the world's largest social media network has actively tried to help people form romantic relationships.

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What Time Is It?

Scientific American - May 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
The chronic complaint

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Swarm of small earthquakes hit near San Clemente Island

geology topix - May 1, 2018 - 11:20am

Four small quakes centered south of San Clemente Island struck between 3:22 and 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the USGS reported. A swarm of four small earthquakes struck early this morning just south of San Clemente Island, the southernmost of the Channel Islands, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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A surprising new superconductor

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:09am
A powerful new plated metal combination that superconducts at easily attained temperatures could pave the road for the next critical steps in the development of cutting-edge supercomputers.
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Food for thought: Ketogenic diets reduce athletes' anaerobic performance, study finds

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Researchers found that after following a ketogenic diet, study participants did not perform as well at anaerobic exercise tasks.
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Wearable fitness monitors useful in cancer treatment, study finds

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Wearable fitness trackers, such as Fitbits, that measure steps taken per day may be a useful tool to evaluate and help treat cancer patients, researchers have shown.
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Virus inhibits immune response of caterpillars and plants

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
It is well known that certain wasps suppress the immune systems of their caterpillar hosts so they can successfully raise their young within those hosts. Now researchers show that, in addition to suppressing caterpillar immune systems, wasps also suppress the defense mechanisms of the plants on which the caterpillars feed, which ensures that the caterpillars will continue to provide a suitable environment for the wasps' offspring.
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Climate change study finds New Hampshire's warmer weather will bring warmer streams

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Air temperature increases from climate change will make New Hampshire's streams warmer. A new study examined the extent to which stream waters are warming, which has implications for freshwater ecosystems across the nation given that many species depend on cold water to survive.
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'Smart' dresser prototype guides people with dementia in getting dressed

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
A new study describes how a 'smart home' prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance, enabling them to maintain independence and dignity and providing their caregivers with a much-needed respite.
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Measuring sweat in wearable biosensing devices

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
When people sweat, they unknowingly release a wide range of chemicals that can noninvasively inform clinicians on anything from stress hormone levels to glucose. An international team of researchers recently developed a new membrane that mitigates both issues that arise from direct dermal contact and sweat dilution for sweat biosensors. The membrane performs hundreds of times better than other methods and holds up to repeated use.
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A search for cleft palate's cause reveals a map of the facial genome

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Once upon a time in Europe, pregnant women avoided rabbits to prevent their babies from being born with a 'harelip.' But, that isn't the only misconception about the condition now known as cleft lip. Researchers report the popular modern belief that the condition is caused by a gene is wrong. Their research could transform how we understand the formation of the face.
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Study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Scientists have found that a lethal fungus destroys the immune cell that would ordinarily kill it, by stealing its source of nutrients. Candida albicans is a microscopic fungus commonly found in the body but which can become a dangerous infection in vulnerable hospital patients. The study demonstrated that the fungus competes with disease-fighting macrophages by rapidly consuming glucose and causing the macrophages to die.
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Lymphatic endothelial cells promote melanoma to spread

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
The lymph vessel endothelial cells play an active role in the spread of melanoma, according to the new study. The researchers found that growing human melanoma cells in co-cultures with human primary lymphatic endothelial cells revealed crosstalk of cancer cells with the tumor microenvironment leading to the increased invasive growth of melanoma cells and distant organ metastasis in a mouse tumour model.
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Posting, commenting and customizing on Facebook help involve, empower older adults

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, offer tools and activities that may help older adults feel more empowered and less isolated, according to researchers. In a study of Facebook use, older adults who posted a lot of personal stories on the social networking site felt a higher sense of community, and the more they customized their profiles, the more in control they felt.
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Soccer coaches are an untapped resource in assessing and developing player psychology

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Soccer coaches should be empowered to make reliable assessments of player psychological characteristics, propose sports researchers. Citing the extensive experience of coaches in working with many talented players as an untapped resource in sports psychology research, they suggest that coaches could provide unique insights into the psychological characteristics required for player success. Using coach assessments could help teams to foster talented players and enhance their performance and well-being.
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Vegan and traditional kimchi have same microbes

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Researchers have found that kimchi made without seafood products has the same 'probiotic' bacteria as more traditional kimchi.
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