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VIDEO: The dongle within a dongle

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 10:23
Richard Taylor takes a quick spin through some of the products putting a lateral take on mobile storage and battery life at the Consumer Electronics Show.
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Medical News Today: Certain genetic variants may influence progression of kidney disease

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 09:00
Patients with a kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis who have variants in the APOL1 gene may be at a more advanced disease stage at diagnosis, a study finds.
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VIDEO: The game controller for your feet

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 08:45
Spencer Kelly looks at some of the best of the week's technology
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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of folate?

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 08:00
Find out about the health benefits of folate including decreasing risk of birth defects, lowering risk of depression, maintaining a healthy heart and preventing cancer.
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Medical News Today: Some emotional responses to music are universal, study finds

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 08:00
By comparing reactions to musical extracts among Canadians and Mbenzélé Pygmies from the Congo, researchers found some emotional responses to music are universal.
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Medical News Today: Selfie-posting men present 'antisocial traits,' study finds

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 08:00
A new study by Ohio State University shows that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others, scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy.
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VIDEO: 50 Cent shows off headphones at CES

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 06:43
Rapper 50 Cent was at the Consumer Electronics Show with his new range of headphones, which double up as health monitors.
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Computer program 'perfect at poker'

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 21:39
Scientists in Canada create a computer program that they say is the perfect poker player - never making a mistake.
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The 'Uber' for India's tourist guides

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 20:00
Can India's 'Uber for tour guides' survive controversy?
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Universal sues over prison mixtapes

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 16:02
Universal has taken aim at companies that create mixtapes for prisoners in its latest piracy fight.
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Medical News Today: High TV usage linked to increased junk food consumption

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 16:00
Those of us who watch a lot of TV may be more likely to reach for the junk food, finds a new study, which claims this is due to poor knowledge and fatalistic views about nutrition.
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Medical News Today: Teens influenced by misconceptions of their peers

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 16:00
Adolescents tend to judge their peers according to misguided stereotypes, and these misconceptions can in turn lead to risky behavior, according to a new study.
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VIDEO: Bill Gates drinks 'faeces water'

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 15:32
Bill Gates has drunk a glass of water made from human faeces, to showcase technology he said could provide clean water in the developing world.
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Wearable tech vanishes at CES

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 15:01
Wearables try to shed their geeky look
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Medical News Today: Yeast-devouring gut bacterium may provide new Crohn's treatments

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 15:00
A bacterium that has evolved in the human gut to feed on yeast - consumed by the host in bread, wine and beer - may suggest clues to new autoimmune disease treatments.
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Netflix: VPN crackdown claim 'false'

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 14:10
The company denies it has hardened its policy towards VPNs but says it remains opposed to them.
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Ukraine blames Russia for German hack

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 12:56
Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims?
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VIDEO: Light rays: The future of wi-fi?

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 11:20
Scientists develop a way of transmitting data using light rays and work on a single pixel camera which sees things the human eye cannot.
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Medical News Today: Durable biomaterial potentially reduces tooth sensitivity

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 11:00
Scientists are working on a new, long-lasting biomaterial that incorporates nano-sized particles to rebuild worn enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. They have tested it in dogs.
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Medical News Today: Antibiotic breakthrough may signal the end of drug-resistant superbugs

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 11:00
Scientists have found a new class of antibiotic that attacks the cell wall of pathogenic bacteria - including superbugs - making it very hard for them to develop drug resistance.
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