Sunday , December 17 2017

Climate change is going to make air travel even more nightmarish, study says

Last month, Phoenix was hit by a sweltering heatwave, with temperatures reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It was so hot, American Airlines was forced to cancel 50 flights scheduled to depart Sky Harbor International Airport. The news of the cancellations spread far and wide, as people were interested in learning more …

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France looks to curb its growing anti-vaccination movement with a new law

France, the birthplace of vaccine pioneer Louis Pasteur, has a major problem with vaccines. Skepticism around the safety of vaccines has soared in the country, fueled by growing distrust in public health institutions and the pharmaceutical industry. French authorities hope that a new law will change that. Last week, the …

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You can play this musical instrument with just your thoughts

Good news for people who hate practicing scales: scientists have created a musical instrument you can play with just your thoughts. The instrument, called the Encephalophone — “enceph” means “head” — is described in a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. It’s not just a source of …

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What to know when your car is melted by 7,500 pounds of slime eels

On Thursday afternoon, a photograph of a car trailing a massive stream of snot and also possibly eels began appearing on Twitter. It was a horror show — and the people had questions. Like, what in the world happened? And does insurance cover slime damage? Fortunately, the Oregon State Police …

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These ocean plastic collectors might end up collecting more Silicon Valley money than trash

When Boyan Slat was 16, he went diving in Greece, and was shocked to see more plastic bags than fish. Seven years later, he’s raised more than $30 million to get rid of ocean plastic. Two-thirds of donations in the last few months came from Silicon Valley — including Peter …

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Gold, lasers, and antifreeze help reanimate deep-frozen fish

Using a combination of lasers, gold particles, and antifreeze, scientists have successfully reanimated frozen zebrafish embryos. This new technique could one day help biologists bank the embryos of species at risk for extinction or preserve the genetically modified fish that scientists use to study human diseases. But first, researchers have …

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Apple adds PayPal support for purchases through iTunes and the App Store

Apple has introduced PayPal support as a way to make purchases within its ecosystem, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and iBooks. The feature is available for users in North America, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. The addition will make it a little bit …

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Gudak is a charming analog camera app that makes you wait three days for a photo

I’ve gone through my fair share of analog camera apps, downloading and deleting them one by one as the novelty wore off quickly. My problem with most of these apps, Instagram included, was the overwhelming burden of choice. There are too many filters, and the abundance of ways to tweak …

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