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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Next antibiotic may come from dirt bacteria

New insight about a broad spectrum antibiotic agent, obafluorin, made from a fluorescent strain of soil bacteria might offer a powerful antidote to antibiotic resistance, researchers say. Understanding how antibiotic...

Huawei’s crisis plunges sales and benefits competitors

The trade war between China and the United States has put the Asian company Huawei in check. The measures taken by Donald Trump to stop the Chinese giant's rapid...

New DNA calculator software can answer questions such as how many different species exist...

A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of a software tool that can provide conclusive answers to some of the world's most fascinating questions. The tool, which combines...

Additional costs (not thought) of the opioid epidemic: $37B in tax revenue

The opioid epidemic may have cost state and federal governments in the United States up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to...

Chinese stock market collapses after Trump’s tariff threats

Chinese stock markets have suffered heavy losses this Monday, following the announcement by US President Donald Trump of a new increase in tariffs on Chinese products, which has placed...

Credit counseling really can ease your debt

People who take advantage of nonprofit credit counseling services have statistically significant reductions in consumer debt, according to a new study. “We followed the credit records of counseled consumers and...

A short guide to shipping sensors

In the not so distant past, shipping products meant putting them on a truck at the warehouse and hoping for the best that they wouldn’t be damage during transit....
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In China deepfakes become illegal and distributing them will be a criminal offence from...

China takes seriously the proliferation of deepfakes, the famous videos that put the faces and even the voices of people in situations that are not real. As we know,...
Hacker by Clint Patterson

Why cyber-security is essential for every business

Cyber security is not something you can afford to overlook, and whether you run a one man show or a multi-national corporation, your confidential data is always at risk....

Police found cigarette butts on scaffolds where Notre Dame fire broke out

The French police found seven cigarette butts in the scaffolding of restoration where the fire that devastated part of the roof of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris,...
Nintendo switch

A lot of indie games will reach Switch in the first half of 2020

It's the console of the moment and indies also want to take their games to the controllers of the Nintendo Switch. At the Indie...
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice wins Best Game of the Year award

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision, won Best Video Game of the Year at the "The Game Awards" gala...

How to make deep learning into huge datasets

A new approach could make it easier to train computer for “extreme classification problems” like speech translation and answering general questions, researchers say. The divide-and-conquer...
Online shopping dark patterns

What are the “dark patterns” used by online shops?

“Dark patterns” meant to push people shopping online into spending more are startlingly common, according to a new study. The researchers found that dark patterns...
Iraq protests

What’s going on in Iraq these days?

The short-term spark that set the protests off was the demotion of a prominent commander in the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service, or Golden Division, Abdel-Wahab...

We, the whole Earth, is really made of red giants’ stardust

The Earth is partly made from stardust from red giant stars, researchers report. They can also explain why the Earth contains more of this stardust...
Financial infidelity

Hiding purchases, debt, and savings constitute “financial infidelity” with your partner?

New research digs into when hiding purchases, debt, and savings constitute “financial infidelity,” and provides a means for predicting its occurrence within relationships. The study...

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