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Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved

Scientific American - 3 hours 7 min ago
High-level brain areas accumulated far more changes in lipids than the brains of chimpanzees

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Greek stocks bashed on return, China woes go on for commodities

Reuters - 3 hours 56 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The Greek stock market slumped when it reopened on Monday after being shut down for five weeks, while weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months and Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows.

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Picky eaters may grow into depressed and anxious kids, research suggests

The Guardian - 4 hours 7 min ago

New study claims tendencies, which pediatricians have long advised children will ‘grow out of’, are associated with more serious conditions

For many in the toddler-rearing parent population,dinner-time can be a battle: their children are picky eaters, and have divined what seems like a both arbitrary and immovable set of guidelines for their foods.

The foods they can’t touch, the crusts that have to be cut off or the ketchup that has to be a certain brand.

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10 Websites to Protect Your Privacy

Discovery - 4 hours 7 min ago
These sites help ensure better security by encrypting your online chats, erasing browsing history and keeping your physical geo-location top secret.
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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

Reuters - 4 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
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Obama Aims To Tighten Restrictions On Plants' Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NPR - 5 hours 56 min ago

On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation's power grid would face big changes.

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When A Child's Picky Eating Becomes More Than A Nuisance

NPR - 5 hours 56 min ago

Twenty percent of children are picky eaters but most grow out it. Research suggests that picky eating can also be a sign for hypersensitities that can occasionally cause social anxiety and depression.

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Republicans begin pivotal debate week with New Hampshire forum

Reuters - 5 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates will test their messages in New Hampshire on Monday, with the exception of Donald Trump, in a pivotal week on the 2016 campaign trail that will be dominated by their first head-to-head debate on Thursday.

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Native Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of Pollution

NY Times - 6 hours 6 min ago
On St. Lawrence Island, a former military listening post in the Bering Sea, native residents and scientists believe pollution has contributed to their poor health.

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How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

NPR - 6 hours 10 min ago

Sometimes one person's insight transforms medicine. Dr. John Clements is one of those guys. In the 1950s he discovered a slippery lung substance key to breathing, and to the survival of tiny babies.

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Planned Parenthood fight hits Congress, wider impact unclear

Reuters - 6 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON, August 3 (Reuters) - Women's health group Planned Parenthood, under attack by anti-abortionists posting hidden-camera videos online, will be the focus of a partisan showdown on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with any wider influence on voters from the charge still unclear.

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Acoustic tool tested before polar research

geology topix - 6 hours 42 min ago

Evaluating geological research equipment in snow before it is taken to the Antarctic are University of Otago student Laurine van Haastrecht, university engineer Jim Woods, Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground operator Russell Scott, university geologist Christian Ohneiser and university surveyor Greg Leonard. Photo supplied.

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Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts

Reuters - 6 hours 42 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board.
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Israel approves jailing Jewish militants without trial to resolve lethal arson

Reuters - 7 hours 3 min ago
(This August 2 story was corrected to change number of Palestinians held in detention without trial in paragraph 10 to 391 as of May not 5,442 as of June)
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Watch Everything Everything's video for Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread

The Guardian - 7 hours 7 min ago

Look out for alien skin, astronauts and UV-related anguish in the alt-pop band’s latest music video

Picture this: you’re in a band. You’ve got a single coming out and you need to create a music video. You can make whatever your wild imagination and a moderate budget can stretch to! Will you choose girls? Debauchery? Farm animals?

Turns out, if you’re alt-pop four-piece Everything Everything, burnt skin and quarries are top of the shopping list. For the group’s latest single, Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread, frontman Jonathan Higgs imagined astronauts and some UV-related anguish:

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Greek blue chip stock index futures open down 15.2 percent

Reuters - 7 hours 40 min ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek blue-chip stock index futures opened sharply down on Monday ahead of the stock market's open, with the nearest contract expiring on August 21 down 18 percent at 202 points, after falling 15.2 percent on the first trade.
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Obama to unveil clean energy plan

BBC - 8 hours 12 min ago
US President Barack Obama is set to unveil what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
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Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

The Guardian - 8 hours 49 min ago

Area Maze is the a-mazing new game from prolific puzzle inventor Naoki Inaba

Hello Guzzlers.

It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.

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Can you solve it? The area maze puzzle – video

The Guardian - 8 hours 52 min ago
Alex Bellos sets a mind-bending puzzle – the area maze. Originally invented for schoolchildren, it's become a big hit with adults in Japan. Can you find the missing values in the four puzzles Alex has set? He goes through an example to help you along! For a written version, click here. Continue reading...
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The Ebola vaccine we dared to dream of is here | Jeremy Farrar

The Guardian - 9 hours 7 min ago
A success rate of 100% in trials is spectacular. There is no excuse for inertia on other diseases now

For more than a year and a half, three of the world’s poorest countries have struggled against the most devastating Ebola epidemic in human history. Containing this unprecedented outbreak would have been a huge challenge for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone under any conditions. But the scale of the task was far greater because of the absence of the most effective possible defence: a vaccine.

Related: Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

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