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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Science Search Engine Meta

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Science Search Engine Meta

Toronto-based Meta, which uses machine learning to organize information in scientific papers, has been acquired by Mark Zucerkberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization. The pair announced in September 2016 it would invest $3 billion of their personal fortune into the initiative, to be spent on organisations and companies conducting medical research over the next ten years, ultimately passing ... Read More »

Researchers activate ‘kill switch’ in mice (Video)

Researchers activate 'kill switch' in mice

The origin of hunting behavior may come from two sets of neurons tucked deep in the forebrain of most vertebrates, a new Yale University research suggests. Activating these neurons in living mice prompt them to pursue never-seen-before prey and to bite everything in their path, even sticks and bottle caps, the researchers report in the Jan. 12 issue of the ... Read More »

Johann Ofner: Actor killed while filming an Australian music video

Johann Ofner: Actor killed while filming an Australian music video

An actor has been shot and killed while filming a scene for an Australian band’s music video which involved “several firearms.” Johann Ofner, 28, of the Gold Coast, died after he was shot in the chest while filming a scene for Australian hip-hop group Bliss N Eso’s music video. According to the Courier Mail, Ofner was shot with a double-barreled ... Read More »

New weather GOES-16 satellite sends back first images

New weather GOES-16 satellite sends back first images

The spectacular first images from NOAA’s powerful new GOES-16 satellite were released Monday, providing the most vivid look yet at our hemisphere from a geostationary weather satellite. The pictures from its Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument, built by Harris Corporation, show a full-disc view of the Western Hemisphere in high detail — at four times the image resolution of existing ... Read More »

Bell Let’s Talk Day is on January 25, 2017.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is on January 25, 2017.

Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017 is Wednesday, January 25 and Canada’s groundbreaking mental health initiative will offer new ways for Canadians everywhere to get engaged and drive Bell’s funding of mental health care, research, anti-stigma and workplace initiatives across Canada. “Not only did we celebrate another record Bell Let’s Talk Day in January 2016, together we kept the conversation about ... Read More »

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 fires caused by battery design; Report

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 fires caused by battery design, Report

After months of speculation over what happened to the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s official probe has concluded that not one, but two distinct battery flaws caused some devices to explode. Batteries made by Samsung’s SDI group were too small at one corner, causing negative electrodes to be bent and increase the likelihood of short circuiting. Separately, batteries from third party ... Read More »

Eating burnt toast ‘may increase cancer risk’, says new study

Eating burnt toast 'may increase cancer risk', says new study

Burnt toast and crispy roast potatoes ‘linked to cancer’: FSA warns against overcooking starchy foods. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) today launched its Go for Gold campaign, encouraging us not to burn our roast or fried vegetables and keep our oven chips at a nice golden colour. The idea is to reduce people’s intake of acrylamide, a chemical that is “created when many ... Read More »

Verona Bus Crash leaves more than a dozen dead

Verona Bus Crash leaves more than a dozen dead

At least 16 people have been killed in a bus crash in Italy’s Verona on Friday (20 January) night. Thirty-nine others survived the crash near Verona just before midnight on Friday. The bus, which was carrying Hungarian students returning home from France, veered off the road and crashed into barriers before being engulfed in flames. Read More »

Increased Risk of Obesity for Children With Asthma, Says New Study

Increased Risk of Obesity for Children With Asthma, Says New Study

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, scientists say. “Early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help prevent the childhood obesity epidemic,” said Frank Gilliland, senior author of the study and a professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “Part of the problem may be a ... Read More »