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Researchers discover genetic mechanism associated with autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions
Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have unraveled a mechanism shared by mutations in the genes ADNP and SHANK3, which cause autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions. The researchers also found that an experimental drug previously developed in their lab is effective in lab models for these...
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Google Chrome only blocking a quarter of phishing websites, researchers claim
A new study by...
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Biden: ‘When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?’
President Biden on Tuesday implored Congress to “stand up to the gun lobby” and pass firearm restrictions after a gunman shot and killed at least 18 young children at a Texas elementary school. Biden grieved for the victims in an address from the White House and expressed outrage at the...
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Server hack yields harrowing images of life inside Chinese detention camps
A hack on police servers in China’s Xinjiang region has yielded thousands of graphic images and videos of Uighur detainees suffering in detention camps in one of the starkest accounts yet of the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the...
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Samsung to invest $355 bn in chip, bio industries for next 5 years
Seoul: Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday it will invest 450 trillion won ($355 billion) in semiconductor and biopharmaceuticals for the next five years, as South Korea’s largest company seeks to further expand its business in future growth areas. The company said it will spend 360 trillion...
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Planets of binary stars: Targets in the search for alien life
Planetary systems around stars the size of our sun are obvious targets for astronomers trying to locate extraterrestrial life forms, and nearly every second star in that category is a binary star. New research from Denmark and the University of Michigan indicates that planetary systems are formed in...
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Dementia diagnosis often comes as part of costly crisis
Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another kind of dementia is never pleasant – but a new study shows that when and how someone’s cognitive issues come to light can also make a big difference in their health care costs. The study, from a University of Michigan team, uses long-term data...
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DC sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of millions of Facebook users’ personal data that became a major corporate and political scandal. D.C. Attorney General...
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Boeing docks crew capsule to space station for first time
With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule has pulled up and parked at the International Space Station for the first time, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. With Starliner’s arrival, Nasa has finally realised its long-time effort to have crew capsules...
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China Is 3D Printing a Massive 590-Foot-Tall Dam, And Constructing It With Without Humans
Chinese engineers will take the ideas of a research paper and turn it into the world's largest 3D-printed project. Popular Mechanics: Within two years, officials behind this project want to fully automate the unmanned construction of a 590-foot-tall dam on the Tibetan Plateau to build the Yangqu...
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