News may influence racial bias

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 8:31pm
A recent study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social groups.
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Unmanned aerial vehicle used to study gray whales from above

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 8:31pm
Scientists are using an unmanned aerial vehicle to take very precise overhead images of migrating gray whale mothers and calves. This research will help scientists understand how environmental conditions control the reproductive success of individual whales and ultimately of the population.
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As people non-consciously categorize others by political affiliation, they ignore race, but not age or gender

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 8:31pm
Beatles versus Rolling Stones. Ironman versus the Incredible Hulk. Deep dish versus thin crust. Such differences of opinion among family and friends rarely end in serious squabbles. Let the conversation turn to political parties, however, and lively disagreements can become downright ugly. Why is it that even among the people we care about most, differences in political affiliation often result in awkwardness and discomfort, and pushed far enough, can feel like a threat to the entire relationship?
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Even when we're resting, our brains are preparing us to be social

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 8:31pm
Our brains are wired to prepare us, during quiet moments, to be socially connected to other people, neuroscientists report. Facebook is aligned with the state of our brains at rest -- which can explain why it's such a popular activity when we want to take a break.
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Melanoma rates dramatically increasing in children and young adults

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 8:30pm
The incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973, according to new research.
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Android M Arrives In Q3: Native Fingerprint Support, Android Pay, 'Doze' Mode

Slashdot - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:54pm
MojoKid writes with yet more news from the ongoing Google IO conference: Google I/O kicked off this afternoon and the first topic of discussion was of course Google's next generation mobile operating system. For those that were hoping for a huge UI overhaul or a ton of whiz-bang features, this is not the Android release for you. Instead, Android M is more of a maintenance released focused mainly on squashing bugs and improving stability/performance across the board. Even though Android M is about making Android a more stable platform, there are a few features that have been improved upon or introduced for this release: App Permissions, Chrome Custom Tabs for apps, App Links (instead of asking you which app to choose when clicking a link, Android M's new Intent System can allow apps to verify that they are rightfully in possession of a link), NFC-based Android Pay, standardized fingerprint scanning support, and a new "doze" mode that supposedly offers 2X longer battery life when idle.

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Brain training induces lasting brain, mental health gains for veterans, civilians with brain injury

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:36pm
In the first study of its kind, veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury showed improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health following strategy-based cognitive training. The study was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of cognitive neuroscientists, rehabilitation specialists, and neuroimaging experts.
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Understanding how cells follow electric fields

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:36pm
Weak electric fields may be important in guiding cells into wounds to heal them. Researchers have developed a screen to search for genes linked to electrotaxis, the ability to move in response to electric fields.
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Magnetism can control heat, sound

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:36pm
Elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound -- known as acoustic phonons -- also have magnetic properties and can, therefore, be controlled by magnets, even for materials thought to be 'nonmagnetic,' such as semiconductors. This discovery 'adds a new dimension to our understanding of acoustic waves,' according to a landmark study.
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Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

Wired News - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:35pm

The FBI indicted 30-year-old Beau Wattigney on charges of wire fraud and trademark counterfeiting.

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How comets were assembled

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:35pm
Rosetta's target 'Chury' and other comets observed by space missions show common evidence of layered structures and bi-lobed shapes. With 3D computer simulations an astrophysicist was able to reconstruct the formation of these features as a result of gentle collisions and mergers.
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Portable finger-probe device can successfully measure liver function in potential organ donors

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:35pm
A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a study has found.
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Nivolumab treatment in melanoma patients has manageable safety profile

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:35pm
The monoclonal antibody nivolumab has shown promise as a therapeutic agent, particularly by improving the survival rates of melanoma patients. Medical researchers have presented data from a retrospective analysis of the safety of nivolumab in 4 ongoing phase I-III studies in melanoma patients.
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Android M To Embrace USB Type-C and MIDI

Slashdot - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 7:09pm
jones_supa writes: USB Type-C connection is showing up in more and more devices, and Google is rolling support for the interface in its Android M operating system. The most significant additions relate to the USB Power Delivery spec. Charging will now work in both directions. That effectively means that Type-C devices can be used as external batteries for other devices. Android M is also finally introducing a feature that musicmakers have been long asking for: MIDI support. This builds on some of the audio features Google introduced in Android 5, including reduction in latency, multichannel audio stream mixing, and support for USB microphones, amplifiers, speakers, and other accessories. As others have written, music and media creation apps are much more prevalent in iOS than they are in Android, and Google hopes turning that around.

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Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia: JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib has promising efficacy

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 6:52pm
Scientists are reporting on the first phase 1 study of the JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib in CMML patients.
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Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 6:52pm
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results of a randomized trial that assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent prostate cancer development in men who have premalignant lesions.
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The New Assassin’s Creed Won’t Have a Tie-In App, Thank God

Wired News - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 6:49pm

Assassin's Creed Syndicate won't have a gimmicky cash-in companion app. Hum a bar or two of "Born Free" with me.

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Google Mimics Apple With Android Pay

Wired News - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 6:32pm

We're another step closer to a world where we can pay for a pastry in our local coffee shop in much the same way we pay for a video online.

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Disneyland’s Bigger, Scarier Abominable Snowman on the Matterhorn

Cryptomundo - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 6:31pm
The scare factor of the Abominable Snowman on Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds has clicked up a couple of notches. Watch a video preview here on Cryptomundo!
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MEDI4736 combined with tremelimumab results in acceptable toxicity in NSCLC patients

Science Daily - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 6:29pm
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients have few effective treatment options and low 5-year survival rates. The checkpoint inhibitors MEDI4736 and tremelimumab have both demonstrated acceptable safety and potential efficacy when used as single-agents in several different types of cancer.
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