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Gravity Is Your Posture's Friend

I’ve always found it remarkable how common it is for people to behave as if gravity is the enemy, and yet we’re entirely evolved to interact with it as part of the way we function, no less so than with the air we breathe. Russian scientist and academic P. Anokhin phrased it thus: “The most essential characteristics of all biological ...

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A New 'Liquid Biopsy' Could Become A Way To Detect Early-Stage Cancers

Being able to diagnose early-stage cancer may no longer require an invasive biopsy, as scientists have developed a blood test that can give them an answer instead. In trials scientists were able to detect 62% of cancers in a group of cancer patients using the new technique, as well as identify which stage it had reached. Not only that, but ...

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All You Need To Know About The New LinkedIn

Everyone knows that when it comes to furthering your career or getting a new job, LinkedIn is the most important social media tool at your finger tips. Perhaps you created a LinkedIn account as a result – though maybe begrudgingly because of the amount of email you heard the site generates – because nowadays, virtually all recruiters expect professionals to ...

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GDPR: A Business Challenge, Not Just A Data One

Brexit or not, the UK will be adopting the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“EU GDPR”) and plans to update our own Data Protection Act. What does it mean for UK citizens and UK-based businesses? What is going to change? And why is it happening? Firstly, it’s important to recognise that the original incarnation was created in 1998; a simpler ...

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Smart Lock Company Accidentally Bricked Its Own Locks With A Software Update

Earlier this week hundreds of owners of a smart lock found themselves in the unusual position of being either locked in (or out) of their homes. The LockState customers had not been hacked by criminals, or suffered a major hardware failure. Cyrus McCrimmon via Getty Images Instead the locks had been bricked by the company that sold them, LockState and ...

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Scientists Have Taught A Plant How To Be A Polio Vaccine

Household plants could hold the answer to eradicating a disease that has been paralysing people worldwide since the 1800’s. Scientists in Norfolk have developed a polio vaccine in a breakthrough trial that not only has the potential to transform how pharmaceutical companies make vaccines, but is “paving the way” in wiping it off the face of the earth. Although there ...

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How Science Is Unlocking The Cancer Medicines Of The Future

Cancer might still be a word that strikes fear into our hearts, and that’s not surprising. According to the latest statistics from Cancer Research UK, there were 356,860 new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2014, and 163,444 deaths from cancer. But the outlook for patients has never looked better, largely thanks to the prospect of truly game-changing medicines – and ...

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Australia Just Became Home To The World's Largest Solar Thermal Power Planet

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s largest solar thermal plant. Capable of generating a staggering 150 megawatts, the vast renewable energy plant will be capable of producing electricity on demand for the entire South Australian government with plenty left over to spare. Ethan Miller via Getty Images It’s a significant step ...

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This locator tracks men who send unwanted pictures of their penis

(Picture: Shutterstock) If you send unsolicited and unwelcome pictures of your penis then you may be about to get your comeuppance, so to speak. There is now a website that is tracking the location of men who send unsolicited dick pics. The rather aptly titled DickPicLocator, scans data on the unsolicited image to find out the GPS coordinates of where ...

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How Tech You Use Everyday Can Help To Save The Planet

Consider your average day for a minute. There is probably a bit of shopping, some time spent browsing the web or playing around with your smartphone, exercise in one form or another. What if such innocuous activities could actually be enhanced by technology to do the planet some good? Here are six ways they can. Click here to Read from ...

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