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A New Cancer ‘Risk Marker’ Could Detect The Disease Much Earlier

A new “risk marker” has been discovered for cancer that could help doctors detect the disease in patients far earlier than before. The researchers found that people who have a high blood platelet count are significantly more likely to go on to develop cancer over those people who do not. Anikbananik via Getty Images Detecting whether a patient has a ...

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Why We Can No Longer Ignore The New Electricity Ecosystem

Electricity is an inherent property of our Physical Universe. It seldom shows up naturally in our surrounding physical phenomena, which follow the law of neutral equilibrium, and it was totally hidden until two centuries ago, when Volta, Coulomb and other geniuses started one of the most creative adventures of human intellect. Electricity became an instrument for a variety of applications ...

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Telescope Detects Mysterious 'Fast Radio Burst' Just Days After Being Switched On

Less than four days after it had begun its search, the Australia Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder telescope detected a huge ‘fast radio burst’ from deep space. ‘Fast radio bursts’ or FRBs are short, extremely powerful radio waves that can last for only a few milliseconds. Originating from billions of light years away researchers are still unclear as to what causes ...

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The Big Cities Dealing With Noise Pollution

We don’t tend to think of noise pollution in the same way as we do air pollution. Noise pollution, which describes the excessive noise we associate with city life – traffic, construction, industry, people going about their daily lives – is seen as a cause of irritation and sometimes anger, but beyond that we don’t regard it as doing us ...

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Father's Day Gifts 2017: Gadgets, Clothes And More

Father’s Day takes place on Sunday 18 June this year – meaning you have less than a month to get your bottom into gear. Whether you’re looking for a high quality (and therefore expensive) gift that you and your siblings can chip in for, or a cheaper, novelty present that’ll bring a smile to his face, we’ve got your back. ...

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Sperm That Were Sent To Space Have Passed Vital Fertility Test

Researchers have successfully bred a litter of mice pups using sperm that was frozen and then stored at the International Space Station. The scientists behind the experiment say that the ability to successfully store, and then transport sperm from space back to Earth could become useful during the “space age” when humans are exploring the wider solar system with ease. ...

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'WannaCry' Ransomware Uses Encryption To Hold Files Hostage

More than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries were crippled by a massive ransomware attack, dubbed WannaCry, and security experts warned that it may get worse before it gets better. WannaCry is ransomware that exploits a Windows vulnerability and encrypts a victim’s files and holds them hostage, demanding the victim pay a ransom for the files to be decrypted. ...

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The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay – Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Introducing automation in the workplace is more than just a lever to increase productivity. Machines, by design and intent, are more productive than the human race. They do not exhibit human emotion, aren’t limited by exhaustion, and are engineered to relentlessly execute their purpose, repeatedly, until the moment of malfunction. Given that we measure economic growth based on Gross Domestic ...

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Large Study Uncovers Genes Linked To Intelligence

Raffaele Ferrari – Research Associate of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study of nearly 80,000 people, published in Nature Genetics, has managed to identify a number of genes that seem to be involved in intelligence. According to a ...

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Facebook Files Leak Reveals Posts On Killing Donald Trump Are Banned – But Other Threats Left Alone

Comments posted on Facebook about killing Donald Trump are banned by the social networking site – though violent threats against other people are often allowed to remain untouched, an investigation based on leaked guidelines has claimed. A dossier apparently containing dozens of training manuals and internal documents obtained by the Guardian newspaper claims to offer an insight into how content ...

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