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The future of human evolution in space will be driven by challenges both similar — and different — to those that have guided our development for countless generations. Since our species, Homo sapiens, first evolved in Africa roughly 315,000 years ago, we haven’t changed much when it comes to physical characteristics. Globally, our species seen a decrease in the overall body size and brain size, together with reductions in the proportions of our jaws and teeth. Regional populations also show differing physical characteristics, due to climate and lifestyle. “We are now generally shorter, lighter and smaller boned than our ancestors… This story continues at The Next Web
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The ESO has shared a new image taken by the Very Large Telescope of an object known as NGC 2899. ESO says that this is the first time the object has been imaged in such detail showing the faint outer edges of the planetary nebula glowing in front of a host of background stars. While NGC 2899 doesn’t seem that … Continue reading
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The recently launched ELEPHONE PX Pro is finally getting closer to its worldwide release. The budget killer can indeed be found on sale on the ... The post ELEPHONE PX Pro on Sale on the Official Website appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The new gearbox was designed in-house by Hyundai and features wet clutches like a motorcycle.
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(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) Scientists have used artificial intelligence to search for patterns of molecular abnormalities in tumour tissue sections across 28 cancer types. They analysed more than 17 000 tumour microscopy images and found that the appearance of tumour cells and tissues offers insights into the underlying genetic causes. The research could help scientists develop diagnostic tools for when molecular tests are unavailable, and refine patient risk prediction
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Today we’re taking a peek at a new set of images of the next Oculus virtual reality headset. This newest headset has not yet been unveiled officially, so we’re working with a limited set of leaked details. What we DO have is some rather vivid imagery of this headset from a couple of key angles. The device which we’re calling … Continue reading
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A film each in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, and a couple in Hindi are among the fresh releases on the various OTT platforms in India. They should sort out your weekend viewing.
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And with 75 units planned for the US it's also the most exclusive version of the X7 you're likely to find.
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(Cornell University) A new open-source computer model being developed by a Cornell University-led interdisciplinary team will simulate production and quantify the environmental effects of management decisions made on dairy farms.
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Get ready to binge the hit Avatar sequel series.
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Investing app Moneybox has raised a £30 million ($38 million) Series C funding round.  Moneybox lets investors put their cash into a variety of funds. The startup's funding round was jointly led by Eight Roads and new investors CNP, alongside VC fund Breega.  "Saving and investing for the future is always somewhere on the to-do list for most of us, but the last few months have put this more front of mind than ever," Ben Stanway, Moneybox CEO and cofounder told Business Insider. "Speaking to customers, many of them have realised the importance of having a nest egg or emergency fund set aside for when the unexpected occurs." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  London-based fintech startup Moneybox has raised a £30 million ($38 million) Series C funding round.  Moneybox, founded in 2016, allows users to invest in a variety of funds, lifetime ISAs, and pensions and has more than 450,000 customers.  The investment app's funding round was jointly led by Eight Roads and new investors CNP, alongside VC fund Breega. Moneybox's raise was completed at double the valuation of its 2018 Series B funding round and takes its total funds raised to date to £51.3 million.  "Saving and investing for the future is always somewhere on the to-do list for most of us, but the last few months have put this more front of mind than ever," Ben Stanway, Moneybox CEO and cofounder told Business Insider. "Speaking to customers, many of them have realised the importance of having a nest egg or emergency fund set aside for when the unexpected occurs." Moneybox said it now has over £1 billion in assets, and is growing at £100 million per month. The company will also take part in its first equity crowdfunding, via Crowdcube, this month with a minimum target of £1 million. Wealth management apps have seen a surge during the coronavirus, with trading and investing apps seeing an early download boom in the initial days of the UK's lockdown. Moneybox claims it grew its customers by 121% in the year since July 2019. "Securing this funding enables us to continue to build the products, tools and technology to help people achieve their goals easily - whether it's buying a house, saving for retirement or just a rainy day," Stanway added. "In addition to scaling our amazing team of 120, the funding will be used to supercharge our growth and further execute our mission to help everyone save and invest for their future." Check out Moneybox's (redacted) Series C pitch deck below:SEE ALSO: Here are the 15 hottest European AI startups in 2020, according to 8 venture capitalists backing the technology Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox
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The new version of Gmail is rolling out in an early access preview for G Suite users next week.
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Fasting, particularly intermittent fasting, has become a popular dieting protocol for those looking to lose weight. Many different fasting schedules and methods exist, but questions remain over which are ideal for burning fat. Researchers with the University of Illinois at Chicago sought an answer to this, reporting in a new study that two fasting diets in particular can be used … Continue reading
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Special filters in glasses could help the colorblind see colors better, according to new research from the UC Davis Eye Center and France’s INSERM Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute.
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Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage Over 60 women and nonbinary people have accused influential comics author Warren Ellis of manipulative and predatory behavior toward female fans and creatives. An open letter and dozens of statements were collected on a site created by some of his alleged targets, and have also been shared with The Guardian, which published a story on the allegations today. The site was launched after several weeks of less specific allegations, including some posted on Twitter. The testimonials describe a long pattern of drawing young female fans into online or offline sexual encounters, which often devolved into controlling behavior or insults. According to The Guardian, Ellis secretly maintained up to 19 relationships at a time, while running online... Continue reading…
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(Monash University) World-first research, led by Monash University, has developed radical non-invasive X-ray technology aimed at helping diagnose, treat and manage people with cystic fibrosis.
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Apple has removed the Like Patrol app from its App Store, following Instagram's delivery of a cease-and-desist letter to the app's developers for violating its policies against data collection.Like Patrol wanted to make spying on Instagram easier than ever, setting up a service that let paying subscribers get notifications anytime someone they followed commented on or liked a photo.It targeted people in relationships, saying they could use the app to keep tabs on whoever their partners were communicating with on Instagram.Instagram sent its cease-and-desist letter in late October.On Saturday, Apple removed Like Patrol from the App Store and said the app violated its guidelines.Like Patrol's founder, Sergio Luis Quintero, told CNET in an email that the company will fight to get back on the App Store.
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The advisors in charge of giving new NHS treatments the Yes or the No have decided in favour of two cannabis-based treatments for the first time, opening the doors to easy access to the formerly controversial medicines in England.The two drugs are mainly to be used for treating epilepsy and multiple sclerosis; conditions that self-prescribers and medicators have been successfully DIY treating with under-the-counter or over-the-border cannabis products for years.The new NICE guidelines say the medicines based on the delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol and marketed as Sativex or under the generic term nabilone may also be issued to patients suffering chemotherapy-induced nausea, although treatment-resistant epilepsy and some of the more extreme multiple sclerosis cases are the main anticipated use area.One of the drugs is based on cannabidiol – and branded Epidyolex – and solely targets the heartbreaking cases of debilitating epilepsy in children.Obviously the psychoactive elements of the drug are not present in these commercial products, while the cost of Epidyolex – which previously ruled it out from being made available on the NHS – has been reduced by manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals to help swing its move into potentially wider distribution.
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the Bristol seems to be the first in the Uk to ban diesel vehicles from all over the city.Volkswagen's cheating on diesel cars ' emissions, as well as a concern for the emissions of particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), put the fuel in the corner.Germany is leading the trend, and this year it has limitations, for example, have been added to the Cologne, Mainz, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Berlin, germany.also in Paris, outside of the older dieselfordonen during the summer months.this is the vehicle's age and emissions of no matter.the City's so-called " Clean Air Zone, shall apply as from 2021.
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Microsoft has had no luck in the smartphone industry.Its Windows Mobile project was wrecked in just a few years, and force it to leave this sector.Bill Gates tried to give a different reading of what happened over time, saying that today everyone would use Windows Mobile if Microsoft had not been involved in an antitrust investigation by the United States Department of Justice.Speaking to The New York Times, Gates explained what mistakes the company made in the mobile sector.“There’s no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system and so instead of using Android today you would be using Windows Mobile,” claimed Gates.“If it hadn’t been for the antitrust case… we were so close, I was just too distracted.
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Founded by two former Lazada executives, the startup tells Tech in Asia that it’s in the process of raising up to US$10 million in series A funding to tighten its grip on its sole market, where it claims to be a top player.With OnPoint, they don’t have to worry about all those things, says co-founder and CEO Tran Vu Quang.Whether brands are selling on marketplaces like Lazada and Shopee, social media or their own websites, OnPoint takes care of the requirements for bringing the goods to customers’ doors, he says.Quang and Le Xuan Long – previously the chief commercial and chief marketing officers of Lazada Vietnam, respectively – ventured out on their own in 2017 after seeing a wave of brands knock on the ecommerce firm’s doors, wanting to sell online.It had just been a year since Alibaba acquired control of Lazada, and the China giant’s founder Jack Ma had shared in a discussion with staff that the business was going to be about “building a platform, not an empire.”“It is about enabling others, not [ourselves].
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As day turns into night, and night turns into day, the vast majority of living organisms follow a fixed circadian rhythm that controls everything from sleep needs to body temperature.In the brain, clock genes are particularly active in the so-called suprachiasmatic nucleus.It sits just above the point where the optic nerves cross and sends signals to the brain about the surrounding light level.From here, the suprachiasmatic nucleus regulates the rhythm of a number of other areas of the body, including the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex.However, these three areas of the brain are not directly linked by neurons, and this made researchers at the University of Copenhagen curious.'In humans, the hormone is known as cortisol, and although the sleep rhythm in rats is the opposite of ours, we basically have the same hormonal system', says Associate Professor Martin Fredensborg Rath of the Department of Neuroscience.
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A swappable battery would be icing on the cake, thoughThe Surface Pro X is in the hands of US users and the iFixit crew has already ripped into it.The repairability results might please Microsoft's legions of loyalists but give iPad fanbois pause for thought.While the Surface Pro X components were on display for all to see at Microsoft's Ignite event, the chippery was securely hidden behind a do-not-touch sign.After successfully tearing apart Microsoft's new Surface Laptop 3 with surprisingly little difficulty, the team were keen to see if mere mortals could achieve similar levels of disassembly with the Pro X.The answer is a guarded "Yes".
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In the US, that collection of nasty, soggy, chemically laden remains of cigarettes is the top item – often numbering in the thousands per cleanup – found in the sand in many parts country, along with other bits of plastic pollution.Patrick Diamond, vice chair of Surfrider NYC, told us in an email that while he hasn’t kept specific statistics, vape paraphernalia is “now joining cigarette butts and other items as beach trash and plastic pollution which means they will make their way into the ocean as more plastic pollution.”Public health has become a primary concern with vaping this year.The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed 33 deaths in 24 states from illnesses related to vaping while another 1,500 lung injuries have been reported.Each refill contains two to four pods, so that’s easily over a billion and as many as two billion little squares of plastic going into the trash each year.At best, this foists the cost of disposal, clean up, and recycling onto the user – or the non-vaping taxpayer.
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Resolution Games is launching a level builder so fans can create custom levels in Rovio‘s Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs.The level builder is part of an update for the existing virtual reality game, where you can move around and attack the green pig fortresses from different points of view, thanks to VR.The update is coming in time for the holiday season.Stockholm-based Resolution Games will release the level builder later this year, marking the first time Angry Birds fans will be able to tap into their inner game designer to create the Angry Birds environments and levels.“We have been working on this level builder technology for some time and are very excited to have it make its debut in Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games, in a statement.“With our upcoming release, players will have the power to show their creativity in ways we could never imagine.
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Amazon hopes its singing smile boxes will tug on even more heartstrings this holiday season as they return in another upbeat spot—this time to the tune of preacher and singer Solomon Burke’s “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.”Amazon debuted the 90-second version of its 2019 holiday ad in the U.K. on Nov. 4 during a broadcast of the long-running soap opera Coronation Street.Created by TBWA-owned agency Lucky Generals, the singing boxes’ costars include a diverse cast: children at a fancy dress party; passengers on a train in what might be a meet-cute; a delivery driver making her rounds; an older couple dancing while talking to loved ones (presumably on an Echo Show); toe-tapping office workers in a meeting with the acronym BLAH on a whiteboard; bus passengers; a wistful Santa; and buskers playing a melodica—a mini keyboard that you blow into—and a ukulele.The singing boxes, of course, have cameos and solos throughout.“Amazon’s singing boxes are at the heart of people coming together on their festive journey,” the ecommerce giant said in a statement about the campaign.The 90-second ad also weaves in references to Amazon Logistics, the program Amazon launched in 2018 to help aspiring entrepreneurs start their own last-mile delivery businesses for Amazon packages, as well as Amazon’s Hub Counter pickup locations, which include thousands of stores in the U.S. such as Rite Aid and GNC.
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The $699 iPhone 11 has dual-rear cameras, Night Mode and Deep Fusion.My tests revolved around three lighting scenarios: good, medium and low light.A second rear camera with an ultrawide-angle lens, Night Mode, Deep Fusion produce overall sharper photos and videos that make this phone worth every penny of its $699 price tag.The iPhone 11 has a new sensor with 100% focus point coverage to help focus faster and more accurately.In terms of sharpness and dynamic range, the main camera is definitely superior to the ultrawide.Skin tones are decent and the cutout effect looks real.
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