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Toyota gives stair-climbing iBot wheelchair an extra boost

Christian Science Monitor - 45 min 17 sec ago

The automaker partnered with serial inventor Dean Kamen, creator of the Segway and the iBot, the first iteration of which fell off the market in 2009.

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Solar-powered plane lands in the hometown of the Wright Brothers (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 45 min 17 sec ago

The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by two Swiss men, landed in Dayton, Ohio, the hometown of the Wright brothers, on Saturday night. 

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Digital denim: Google and Levi Strauss partner for wearable tech

Christian Science Monitor - 45 min 17 sec ago

Google and Levi Strauss announced their first wearable tech product: a denim commuter jacket for urban cyclists. 

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How Uber knows your phone battery is dying and more

Christian Science Monitor - 45 min 17 sec ago

Uber can tell when your phone battery is dying and how that correlates to acceptance of surge pricing. But the company's data collection policy worries privacy rights groups. 

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Solar Impulse 2 lifts off for Ohio

Christian Science Monitor - 45 min 17 sec ago

The Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Tulsa International Airport before 5 a.m. Saturday with a destination of Dayton International Airport in Ohio.

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At least four people rush stage during Sanders' rally in California

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 10:27pm
(Reuters) - At least four people on Monday rushed the stage as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland, where Secret Service agents swarmed around him and detain the protesters, CNN reported.
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Food For Thought: The Subtle Forces That Affect Your Appetite

NPR - May 30, 2016 - 10:10pm

What do large tables, large breakfasts, and large servers have in common? They all affect how much you eat. This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the hidden forces that drive our diets.

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One in three children aged six to nine in Europe overweight or obese – study

The Guardian - May 30, 2016 - 10:00pm

Report predicts number of overweight under-fives worldwide will reach 70 million by 2025

One in three children in Europe between the ages of six and nine are either overweight or obese, according to a report that also warns that by 2025 the number of under-fives worldwide who are overweight will have risen from an estimated 41 million now to 70 million.

Among the researchers’ other main findings is that between 20% and 30% of all inflammatory bowel disease now begins in childhood. They also report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become the single most common cause of chronic liver disease among children and adolescents in western nations. Children as young as three have been diagnosed with the illness.

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Children's digestive health across Europe in crisis

Eureka Alert - May 30, 2016 - 10:00pm
(Spink Health) 'Paediatric Digestive Health Across Europe', commissioned by United European Gastroenterology, highlights how the current health burden and economic pressure of pediatric digestive health issues, in particular the increasing levels of childhood obesity, have become a pandemic issue throughout the continent.
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Asia shares firm but set for monthly loss

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 9:23pm
TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares recovered from a wobbly start on Tuesday, but remained on track for a monthly loss, while the dollar edged away from recent peaks scaled on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as soon as next month.
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Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 8:53pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials said, in what would be the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country.
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Chicago pension payments eased after bill veto overridden

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 6:55pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago will be able to spread out state-mandated higher payments to its police and fire pensions after the Illinois Legislature on Monday overrode the governor's veto of a bill that became entangled in a political impasse.
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Verizon, unions agree to pay raises, new jobs to end strike

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 6:16pm
(Reuters) - A tentative deal between Verizon Communications Inc and leaders of striking unions includes 1,400 new jobs and pay raises topping 10 percent, the company and unions representing about 40,000 workers said on Monday, hoping to end a walkout that has lasted nearly seven weeks.
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Ohio zoo defends safety where boy climbed barrier and gorilla died

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 5:58pm
CINCINNATI (Reuters) - The director of the Cincinnati Zoo insisted on Monday that a three-foot (one-meter) barrier around the gorilla enclosure was adequate, even though a 4-year-old boy was able to climb over it and fall in, forcing zookeepers to shoot the ape dead after it grabbed him and dragged him around.
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Viacom's independent directors vow to fight ouster attempt

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 5:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc's six independent directors vowed on Monday to fight any attempt to oust them from the board, saying they found "inexplicable" the assertion that controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone was mentally competent and acted of his own free will.
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Brazil's anti-corruption minister quits over leaked recordings

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 5:54pm
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to derail a sprawling corruption probe, the latest cabinet casualty impacting interim President Michel Temer's administration.
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Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Donald Trump's rise

AP News - May 30, 2016 - 5:24pm
LONDON (AP) -- Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can't understand Donald Trump's popularity....
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Sept. 11 suspects' treatment a focus in Guantanamo hearing

Reuters - May 30, 2016 - 5:12pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A pre-trial hearing for five Sept. 11 suspects began on Monday at Guantanamo Bay, with prisoners' treatment expected to be a focus of the U.S. military court sessions.
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Running may be better than cycling for long-term bone health

Science Daily - May 30, 2016 - 5:01pm
Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may improve long-term bone health more effectively than non weight-bearing activities like cycling, conclude the authors of a new study measuring the hormones of mountain ultra-marathon runners.
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Exposure to chemicals in plastic and fungicides may irreversibly weaken children’s teeth

Science Daily - May 30, 2016 - 5:01pm
Chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel, according to a new study.
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