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Facebook will be flagging fake news, Report

Facebook will be flagging fake news, Report

Facebook is going to start fact-checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in its News Feed, the company said Thursday. Facebook is making a bid to stem the “fake news” phenomenon in which critics have suggested the social-media giant has played no small part. The company said it would partner with ABC News, Snopes.com, FactCheck.org and PolitiFact, and use ... Read More »

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism, Says New Study

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism, Says New Study

Study has found that a vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of autism traits in children. Lead researcher Professor John McGrath, from the University of Queensland, said this suggested vitamin D supplements could reduce the incidence of autism. “This study provides further evidence that low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders,” Professor McGrath said. ... Read More »

Jollibee opens first restaurant in Canada

Jollibee opens first restaurant in Canada

Jollibee, known as the “McDonald’s of the Philippines,” will open its first Canadian store in the city on Thursday. Jollibee is famous for its signature crispylicious and juicylicious fried chicken, which is delicately breaded to be crispy on the outside, and its secret marinade makes it juicy inside. Kids love the Jolly Spaghetti’s signature sweet-style sauce, loaded with slices of ... Read More »

Videos of the last supermoon of 2016

Videos of the last supermoon of 2016

Did you see the full moon Tuesday night? For those who don’t know, it wasn’t just a full moon, but a supermoon. Supermoons happens when the moon passes closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it appear much larger than usual. The supermoon certainly didn’t disappoint with many social media users sharing their photos of the ‘beautiful’ phenomenon on ... Read More »

Synaptics to debut an under-the-glass fingerprint sensor, may debut in Galaxy S8

Synaptics to debut an under-the-glass fingerprint sensor, may debut in Galaxy S8

Synaptics announced today that it has developed an optical fingerprint sensor, the FS9100, “capable of high-resolution scanning through 1mm of full cover glass and enables clean, button-free industrial designs.” The successful rollout of this technology would help bring true edge-to-edge smartphones closer to reality. According to Les Santiago, Research Director for IDC, “By bringing optical sensing technology with the right ... Read More »

Flu Shot Not Necessary for Most People, Report

Flu Shot Not Necessary for Most People

Many health professionals recommend seasonal flu vaccines as a preventive measure. But are they safe? Are they necessary? Do they actually work? Or are they a shot in the dark? Here’s what you need to know about influenza vaccines to decide for yourself. Overall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all Americans older than six months get ... Read More »

Captive whale study doesn’t increase wild conservation; Vancouver Humane Society report

Captive whale study doesn't increase wild conservation, Vancouver Humane Society report

A new report from a group seeking to end the practice of keeping whales in captivity challenges claims by the Vancouver Aquarium and others that research on captive whales helps whales in the wild. The report “A Crumbling Case for Cetacean Captivity?” looked at original, peer reviewed papers from the Vancouver Aquarium and Marineland in Niagara Falls and counted how ... Read More »

Mikhail Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets

Mikhail Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets

Mikhail Gorbachev almost certainly never saw this coming. When the Soviet Union dissolved at the end of 1991, it seemed, for all intents and purposes, that the West had won the Cold War. Speaking to the BBC on the 25th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s collapse, which followed his resignation from power in 1991, Gorbachev said his imperative was to ... Read More »

For the first time we can see how tardigrades mate (Video)

For the first time we can see how tardigrades mate (Video)

We finally have footage of tardigrade mating, and it’s even weirder than expected. Scientists have captured the creatures mating for the first time, providing insights into the weird ways tardigrades reproduce. The video shows that tardigrades perform a form of foreplay, described as ‘mutual stimulation’, before semen ejaculation and egg deposition, which can last an hour. Read More »

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a nano-starship to Alpha Centauri

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a nano-starship to Alpha Centauri

NASA is currently working with Stephen Hawking to understand his fantasies of sending a nano-starship to the nearest star system to our nearby planetary group. In April, Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner announced that they were working together on the Breakthrough Starshot initiative to develop tiny spacecraft that could travel at one fifth the speed of light (100 ... Read More »