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Not so safe: Security software can put computers at risk

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 2:16pm
Is the antivirus program running on your computer really making your computers safer to use, say, for online banking? Is the parental control software you bought to keep your child off inappropriate sites transparent for the overall safety of your computer? New research shows security software might actually make online computing less safe.
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Approval of Venezuelan leader drops as crisis bites: poll

Reuters - May 4, 2016 - 2:11pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Just over one in four Venezuelans approves of President Nicolas Maduro's governance as a crippling economic crisis weighs on the leftist leader, according to a leading pollster.
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Modern Humans Used Ivory and Bone to Create Tools 30,000 Years Ago [Slide Show]

Scientific American - May 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
An analysis of tools found in the Russian archaeological site of Sungir shows how Homo sapiens developed techniques to mold hard materials

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Modern Humans Used Ivory and Bone to Create Tools 30,000 Years Ago [Slide Show]

Scientific American - May 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
An analysis of tools found in the Russian archaeological site of Sungir shows how Homo sapiens developed techniques to mold hard materials

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Chimp attack victim who received face transplant sees rejection five years later

The Guardian - May 4, 2016 - 1:46pm

Charla Nash, who was mauled in 2009, returns to hospital where doctors hope ending experiment to wean her off anti-rejection drugs will reverse process

A Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting the transplant.

Related: Firefighter receives full face transplant in surgery called 'historic'

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Robo-Surgeon Successfully Sews Pig Intestine

Scientific American - May 4, 2016 - 1:45pm
Automated surgical systems still need hand-holding, but one system holds its own against humans

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Meet the next sport of the modern age: Drone racing

CBS - May 4, 2016 - 1:41pm
With their rise in popularity, some expect to see drone racing emerge as the next big thing
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Fort McMurray's horrifying experience shows humans can't stand in nature's way: Don Pittis

CBC - May 4, 2016 - 1:39pm

As Canadian hearts go out to the people who lost everything in a night of terror, a former firefighter explains why giant forest fires are so terrifying and unstoppable. Don Pittis spent nearly a decade fighting fires in Ontario and the N.W.T., and says the only option was getting out of the way.

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Drug-Sniffing Car Smells Chemicals a Quarter Mile Away

Discovery - May 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
A portable air-testing system identifies different types of airborne chemicals in real-time. Continue reading →
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The Hunt for Da Vinci's Descendants

Discovery - May 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
Da Vinci's newly identified family tree might help in finding Leonardo's DNA.
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EU proposes scheme to share out asylum seekers

Reuters - May 4, 2016 - 1:21pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed a system to distribute asylum seekers across the EU on Wednesday that aims to ease the load on states like Greece and Italy but drew immediate condemnation from governments in Eastern Europe.
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Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated by investigators

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
The global cost of dengue is an estimated US$8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, rotavirus gastroenteritis, canine rabies and Chagas, say investigators.
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New evidence connects dung beetle evolution to dinosaurs

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
Researchers have found an evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and dung beetles. Scientists uncovered the first molecular evidence indicating that dung beetles evolved in association with dinosaurs. The findings place the origin of dung beetles in the Lower Cretaceous period, with the first major diversification occurring in the middle of the Cretaceous. This timeline places their origins approximately 30 million years earlier than previously thought.
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Engineers create a better way to boil water, with industrial, electronics applications

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
Engineers have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last longer.
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'Kidney on a chip' could lead to safer drug dosing

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Researchers have used a 'kidney on a chip' device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells. The new technique could lead to more precise dosing of drugs, including some potentially toxic medicines often delivered in intensive care units, they say.
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Comparative analysis reveals use patterns of deeper Caribbean coral reefs by shark species

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Three species of shark, tiger, lemon and Caribbean reef, all use deeper coral reefs in the Virgin Islands, but only lemon shark presence was associated with seasonal grouper spawning aggregations, according to a new study.
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Children in developing world infected with parasite -- even without appearing ill -- may be more prone to stunted growth

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not -- regardless of whether their infection made them feel sick, new research suggests.
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New mobile phone app for grassroots mapping

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Academics have created an app that could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes.
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Newborn screening test developed for rare, deadly neurological disorder

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Soon after birth, a baby's blood is sampled and tested for a number of rare inherited conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. A new study describes a novel newborn screening test for a progressive neurodegenerative disease, called Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), that typically is not diagnosed until at least age 2, after neurological symptoms have begun to develop.
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The contented shall inherit the Earth: The glum? Not so much

Science Daily - May 4, 2016 - 1:18pm
The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Researchers say having a positive attitude is advantageous in a computational model that simulates evolution.
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