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'They should fess up:' Customers demand Apple find cure for iPhone 'touch disease'

CBC - October 23, 2016 - 3:00am

What's known as iPhone "touch disease" appears to be spreading and pressure is mounting for Apple to find a cure. However, the tech giant still refuses to talk about it.

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Cubs to meet Indians in World Series

Reuters - October 23, 2016 - 2:34am
(Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs dispatched the Los Angeles Dodgers with power and pitching on Saturday to win the National League pennant and reach their first World Series in 71 years.
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Battle for Aleppo intensifies after ceasefire ends

Reuters - October 23, 2016 - 2:03am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefire, a monitor and rebel groups said.
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Foreign invaders infiltrate Britain’s ancient woodlands

The Guardian - October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Trees are coming under attack from beetles and moths that are infesting imported timber

In July 2013, a large, strangely shaped beetle emerged from the fabric of a wooden chair that had just been bought in the UK. The inch-long creature had developed inside the chair’s wooden frame before it ate its way to the surface and burst through the seat’s plastic covering – much to the alarm of its purchaser. Crucially, the furniture had been made in, and imported from, China.

Analysis by Fera Science, formerly the Food and Environment Research Agency, showed the beetle was a Japanese pine sawyer. Worse, the beetle was found to be infested with a second serious pest: the pinewood nematode worm. In combination, the beetle (Monochamus alternatus) and worm (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) have been linked to widespread damage to pine forests in China and Japan. Now it is spreading through parts of Europe.

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The new scanners that can really get inside your head

The Guardian - October 23, 2016 - 12:30am
Equipment allowing UK scientists to track the workings of the brain in much more detail is being unveiled at Cambridge University

New visions of the brain and body’s detailed operations will be unveiled by a suite of medical scanners being opened this week. The newly refurbished Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre in the University of Cambridge has been equipped with some of the world’s most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanners and will give its researchers unprecedented power to make images of cancers, study the precise makeup of the cortex and analyse how chemicals in the brain – known as neurotransmitters – underpin the development of schizophrenia and depression.

The early seeds of dementia have been hidden to earlier types of MRI – until now

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Helen Czerski: ‘Physics isn’t all quantum weirdness. It’s about daily life’

The Guardian - October 23, 2016 - 12:00am

She’s a ‘bubble scientist’ on a mission to broaden understanding of the physics of the everyday world – take the foam on your cappuccino…

Helen Czerski has the coolest job in science – she’s a bubble scientist. Or, to give her her full title, she’s a physicist and oceanographer at University College London. When she’s not doing that, you’ve probably seen her on telly as a science presenter for the BBC. She has just finished her first book, Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, and if that’s not enough she also plays badminton competitively. Sitting at her kitchen table, just returned from a morning coaching session and still wearing her racket club’s black and red polo shirt, she laughs as the Observer opens with the obvious question…

Yeah, nobody quite knows what to make of it when I tell them, but they’re always interested. Bubbles are like the dolphins of the physics world, right? They make people happy. But scientifically they’re also fascinating. They’re in champagne, they’re used in medicine, they’re in the ocean – they’re the unsung heroes of the physical world. This business of having two phases together – a liquid and a gas interacting – is such a useful thing. It gives you something that neither a gas or a liquid can do on its own.

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Can you detect neurosis from what someone writes? Quiz | Ben Ambridge

The Guardian - October 22, 2016 - 11:00pm

Assess these pieces of writing and get insights into your own personality too

How good are you at reading other people’s personality from their writing? The answer gives you clues to your own personality. Read the following pieces of writing and decide whether the author scores high or low for neuroticism (ie, is he or she a worrier?)

“I love cross country. I ran throughout school, doing cross country and track and field, but cross country is where my passion is. I love getting a runner’s high and running large distances on tracks in natural settings. Finishing a long run is amazing. I am empty but full at the same time.”

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Shadowy group claims internet disruption attack

CBS - October 22, 2016 - 10:11pm
Withering cyberattacks on server farms of key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites, online services
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No evidence climate change boosts coffee plant disease

Eureka Alert - October 22, 2016 - 10:00pm
(University of Exeter) Fears that climate change is promoting a fungal disease which can devastate coffee crops may be unfounded, research by the University of Exeter suggests.
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AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85 billion, create telecom-media giant

Reuters - October 22, 2016 - 7:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Saturday it agreed to buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion, the boldest move yet by a telecommunications company to acquire content to stream over its high-speed network to attract a growing number of online viewers.
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Hacker group claims responsibility for massive U.S. cyberattack

CBS - October 22, 2016 - 7:35pm
The FBI is investigating a massive cyberattack on major U.S. sites. Alex McGeorge is the head of threat intelligence at Immunity Inc. and joins CBSN with more details on the cyberattack.
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Trump uses policy speech to attack media, promises to sue accusers

Reuters - October 22, 2016 - 7:07pm
GETTSYBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Saturday to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if he wins the Nov. 8 election, arguing it was an example of a "power structure" rigged against both him and voters.
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Letter: Insulting people on the Port au Port Peninsula is unfair

geology topix - October 22, 2016 - 6:47pm

I am writing in response to Amy King's letter to the editor, published in The Western Star Sept. 20 In her letter, she states that she recently visited Shoal Point on her return trip to Montreal, "to see the place where, supposedly, approximately six billion barrels of oil are trapped in shale."

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Dozens of demonstrators arrested at North Dakota pipeline

Reuters - October 22, 2016 - 6:27pm
(Reuters) - More than 80 protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with police near a pipeline construction site in North Dakota, according to the local sheriff's department, which said pepper spray was used on some demonstrators.
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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs' Latam investment bank chief to leave - source

Reuters - October 22, 2016 - 4:37pm
MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Werner, co-head of Goldman Sachs' investment banking business in Latin America, will depart the Wall Street bank at the end of this year, according to a person familiar with the situation.
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Swedish Academy says up to Dylan if he wants to come to receive Nobel Prize

Reuters - October 22, 2016 - 4:24pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The committee that awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan said on Saturday it was up to the American singer-songwriter whether to attend the prize-giving ceremony later this year or not.
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Iraqi army drives Islamic State from Christian region near Mosul

Reuters - October 22, 2016 - 3:20pm
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in Iraq.
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WA winery speaks out against gas industry in southwest

geology topix - October 22, 2016 - 2:57pm

The managing director of one of Margaret River's leading wineries has spoken out against the gas industry, expressing doubt that the two sectors can co-exist in the region. Vanya Cullen has joined the Lock the Gate Alliance, which targets communities it believes are under threat from "unsafe coal and gas mining", because she is concerned about potential damage to the region's image.

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Air strikes, fighting break Russian-declared ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

Reuters - October 22, 2016 - 2:48pm
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor said.
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Distinct neurological syndromes can be the result of variations in gene ATAD3A

Science Daily - October 22, 2016 - 2:19pm
A team of scientists has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A. The study sheds light on the causes of these diseases and opens the possibility for developing better diagnostic tools and potential treatments in the future.
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