The New Pirates of the Caribbean Teaser Totally Lacks Depp

Wired News - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 2:18pm
"Who's Johnny?" it says, and smiles in that special way, before giving us our first glimpse of a new baddie, played by Javier Bardem. The post The New Pirates of the Caribbean Teaser Totally Lacks Depp appeared first on WIRED.
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Brain diseases manifest in the retina of the eye

Science Daily - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 2:13pm
Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. Research now shows that retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes. Findings from mouse models suggest that eye examination could be used as a noninvasive screening tool for human brain diseases.
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Psychology plays vital role in tackling diabetes

Science Daily - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 2:07pm
Individuals and families affected by diabetes must navigate a complex mix of medical, behavioral and social changes in which psychology plays an integral role, say researchers.
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How Was Mercury Formed?

Space.com - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 2:03pm
The smallest planet collected material from the solar nebula.
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Facebook Releases Messenger Lite For People On Slower Networks and With Old and Basic Android Phones

Slashdot - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Facebook has launched a slimmed-down version of its popular Messenger app in an effort to appeal to its users in countries with slower internet access. The app is called Messenger Lite, and it is also aimed at users who have basic Android smartphones. From a CNET article: Facebook Messenger Lite takes up a much smaller amount of a phone's storage --just 10 megabytes -- than the full-fat app that most users have installed on their phones, and it has been pared back so that it runs nippily over slower than average network speeds. It is the companion app to Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of the social network, also for old Android phones, launched in 2015. The app's launch is one cog in the wheel of Facebook's strategy to make the social network and the internet as a whole more accessible to users in the developing world. One of Facebook's stated aims is to bring the next 3 billion people online and it has a number of initiatives to that end, including internet.org, Free Basics and its Lite apps.

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Let’s Physics the Bejesus Out of Rubber Bands

Wired News - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 1:00pm
There is a classic experiment that looks at the end of a falling slinky. Could you repeat this with a rubber band and a mass? No, it doesn't work—here's why. The post Let’s Physics the Bejesus Out of Rubber Bands appeared first on WIRED.
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WIRED Pilot Program: Timeless

Wired News - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 1:00pm
If you're looking for yet another time-travel drama, take a few episodes for a spin. Otherwise, feel free to skip. The post WIRED Pilot Program: Timeless appeared first on WIRED.
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