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10,000 Years After First Fermented Beverages Were Brewed, A Cure For Alcohol Dependence On The Horizon

“It’s like they forgot they were dependent,” Olivier George, leader of a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, says of the alcohol-addicted subjects in a new animal model study. Scientists believe that fermented beverages were first brewed as early as the seventh millennium B.C.E. Other scientists now say that they have finally discovered a way to completely remove ...

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First Click: The agony and ecstasy of Apple earbuds

I can always tell when my earbuds are about to die. It usually begins with a whimper — some static here, weird fadeouts there — and I can usually fix it with a few delicate twists of the jack. But deep down, I know that worse things are coming, sort of like that hollow, achy feeling you get the day ...

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The world’s first phone with a built-in thermal camera is kinda hot

The name Cat is usually associated with machinery, so it’s rather fitting that it has the world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera. Announced earlier in the week, it’s on show at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, and it offers the first glimpse at this type of technology directly within a phone. Continue reading… The Verge – All ...

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Samsung’s Gear S2 has the first certified eSIM that lets you choose carriers

The day the physical SIM card disappears is slowly getting closer. Last year, we heard that Samsung, Apple, and various mobile carriers were working to create a new standard for embedded or eSIMs (programmable SIMs that allow you to switch carriers without swapping the physical card in your device). Now, the GSMA has announced a new eSIM specification for smartwatches, fitness ...

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First Click: How much is an hour of entertainment worth?

How much is an hour of entertainment worth? If could break the value of entertainment down by media type, then is an hour with a good book inherently less valuable than two episodes of a great TV show because the latter has moving pictures? Are movies seen at the theater worth more than video games because you watch the former ...

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The world's first supersonic passenger jet

Concorde was the first supersonic jet to enter commercial service with its inaugural flights in January 1976 Revolutionary jet travelled from London to New York in just over three hours at Mach 2.04, twice the speed of sound It was retired by British Airways and Air France in 2003 in a decline accelerated by a fatal crash and rising costs  By ...

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South Dakota Just Become the First State to Pass an Anti-Transgender Student Bathroom Bill

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On Tuesday, the South Dakota state senate passed HB 1008 in a 15-2o vote, a bill that makes it illegal for a transgender person to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The bill is now waiting for the signature of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who has some weird(bigoted) ideas about what he needs ...

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First cast photo of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 unites world with tiny Groot fandom

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has begun principal photography, according to an announcement today by Marvel Studios. Marvel also confirmed the long-rumored casting of Kurt Russell, an actor who may play a key role in the film’s plot, which hinges on Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) search for his true father. The update came with the first production photo, featuring ...

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John Hopkins To Become First U.S. Hospital To Perform Organ Transplants Between HIV Positive Donors And Recipients

The Johns Hopkins University Hospital is about to become the very first hospital in the United States to be approved to perform organ transplants between donors and recipients who test positive for HIV. The historic decision will be the beginning of a new era that could increase the transplant rate of the entire nation, and significantly cut down on the ...

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Lamar Odom makes first public appearance after near fatal overdose

The former NBA star collapsed at a Nevada brothel on October 13 and suffered multiple strokes Odom spent three months in hospital before being moved to a rehabilitation facility in January The 38-year-old’s cognitive functions have significantly improved and he is now able to process and articulate his thoughts, and have conversations Odom allegedly still has some issues with his ...

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