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Smartphones Are Giving Us ADHD-Like Symptoms

You may not have ADHD, but your smartphone could certainly be making you feel like you do, according to a study published this month. Researchers took 221 students at the University of British Columbia and split them into two groups. For one week, half the students turned their phones to...

Security News You Might Have Missed: Criminal Risk Assessment Software Is Racially Biased

Security researcher raided by FBI after pointing out a vulnerability in a dental database, anti-choice groups use smartphone surveillance to target “abortion-minded women,” criminal prediction software is racist, Israeli startup claims...Show More Summary

Molds and plants share similar ways in alkaloid biosynthesis

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus produces a group of previously unknown natural products. With reference to plant isoquinoline alkaloids, these substances have been named fumisoquins. Researchers have discovered the novel substances together with their American colleagues while studying the fungal genome. Show More Summary

It's a bot, bot, bot world. Also, Apple is doomed!

Michael Gartenberg has covered the personal technology beat for more than two decades at places like Gartner, Jupiter Research and Altimeter Group. Most recently, he spent a few years at Apple as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing. / /-->/ /-->/ I'm sorry Dave. Show More Summary

A major study just linked cellphones to cancer in rats — here's what you need to know

Researchers have found a link between cancer and exposure to cellphones in rats. The National Toxicology Program, an interagency government group that is part of the National Institutes of Health, released a report Thursday looking at...Show More Summary

New compound switches between liquid and solid states when exposed to light or heat

A research group led by Professor Mochida Tomoyuki (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) and Dr. Funasako Yusuke (Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi) has developed a metal-containing compound which transforms into a solid when exposed to light and returns to liquid form when heated. Show More Summary

Fungi -- a promising source of chemical diversity

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus produces a group of previously unknown natural products. With reference to plant isoquinoline alkaloids, these substances have been named fumisoquins. Researchers from Jena (Germany) discovered the novel substances together with their American colleagues while studying the fungal genome. Show More Summary

Researchers Identify Genetic Subtypes Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Researchers in the Center for Immunotherapy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have evaluated the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), a group of genes that help regulate the body's immune system, for underlying differences in ovarian cancer patients' response to therapy. Show More Summary

New discovery from the molecular machinery for depression and addiction

Researchers have described how a group of the brain's transport proteins with important roles in depression and dependence overcome the step which limits their effectiveness. The discovery makes it possible to describe the full function of the transport protein and can provide better opportunities for counteracting the effect of amphetamine and ecstasy on the brain.

Religious Freedom Fiesta ‘Watchmen on the Wall’ Is Happening Now in Washington, DC

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In Washington, D.C. this week and have some time on your hands? How about hate group Family Research Council’s (FRC) annual Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, a who’s who of anti-everything religious right activists. FRC head honcho Tony Perkins… Read The post Religious Freedom Fiesta ‘Watchmen on the Wall’ Is Happening Now in Washington, DC appeared first on Towleroad.

Migration back to Africa took place during the Paleolithic

The Palaeogenomics study conducted by the Human Evolutionary Biology group of the Faculty of Science and Technology, led by Concepción de la Rua, in collaboration with researchers in Sweden, the Netherlands and Romania, has made it possible to retrieve the complete sequence of the mitogenome of the Pestera Muierii woman(PM1)using two teeth. Show More Summary

Uber and Lyft drivers are safer than the average American driver, according to new report

Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft, and HopSkipDrive are generally safer than the average American driver, according to a new study by automotive analytics firm Zendrive and research firm Aite Group. The research compared data collected anonymously from the smartphones of about 12,000...

Undetectable proof-of-concept chip poisoning uses analog circuits to escalate privilege

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In A2: Analog Malicious Hardware, a paper given at the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, a group of researchers from the University of Michigan detail a novel, frightening attack on the integrity of microprocessors that uses...Show More Summary

Scientists find link between brain infections and Alzheimer’s

A group of researchers at Harvard University may have unlocked the mystery behind what causes Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published this week, focused on the protein known as Amyloid Betas. A-Betas are the major component found in the Beta-Amyloid […]

Kids on the Run

2 days agoHealth : Well

Programs like the Million Kid Run that make running a group activity encourage fitness, new research suggests.

Go small or go home

Michael Gartenberg has covered the personal technology beat for more than two decades at places like Gartner, Jupiter Research and Altimeter Group. Most recently, he spent a few years at Apple as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing. / /-->/ /-->/ 'Why...Show More Summary

Migration back to Africa took place during the Palaeolithic

A research group has managed to retrieve the mitochondrial genome of a fossil 35,000 years old found in the Pestera Muierii cave in Romania. That woman was part of the first population of our species that inhabited Europe following the...Show More Summary

If You Want a Woman’s Real Opinion, Check Her Facebook

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Yesterday, a group of researchers published a study that analyzed over 10 million Facebook posts to figure out how men and women use language differently on social media. The findings revealed that women used “warmer, gentler words” in their status updates, while men were more likely to “swear, express anger ... More »

Clouds provide clue to better climate predictions

A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment has uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution. Their findings are key to creating accurate models to understand and predict global climate change.

Researchers Identify Immune Genes Tied to Common, Deadly Brain Cancer

Researchers have identified a group of immune system genes that may play a role in how long people can live after developing a common type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, a tumor of the glial cells in the brain. The research is published in the May 25, 2016, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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