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Microsoft wants to revolutionize MRIs with quantum-inspired algorithms and HoloLens

Microsoft gained some ground in the quantum computing race today by announcing it was using its technology to advance medical imaging beyond the capabilities of today’s computers.<p>The Redmond company, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will bring HoloLens technology …

Machine Learning

Judge targeted over sentence in Stanford sex assault case defiantly fights recall

Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.<p>The Northern California judge says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost two years ago, though it's the reason he is the target of a June 5 recall election and has …

Santa Clara County

Here's what happens when your dead body is left to rot (plus a few, more practical, uses for it)

We’re used to seeing bodies lie in rest on the other side of a coffin, but without six feet of soil to protect it, thing start to get very messy.<p>Left …

Gardening

14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

Sleep

This Little-Known 401(k) Trick Can Open the Floodgates to Roth IRA Savings

Go beyond well-known strategies to boost your savings -- if your employer does one simple thing.<p>There's a retirement crisis in the U.S., with …

Indian Actress Stages a Topless #MeToo Protest

NEW DELHI — There was no shortage of television cameras when Sri Reddy, an Indian film actress, took off her top.<p>Ms. Reddy, a middling star in central India, announced on Saturday that she was staging a protest against sexual harassment in the Indian film industry, one of the bolder #MeToo-type …

India

Does a Bigger Brain Mean a Higher IQ? Nope, and This Is Why

As a student of neuroscience, what impresses me the most about the way science has impacted modern culture is in the number of movies that talk about …

Neuroscience

A top Texas butcher shares how to make proper beef jerky at home

Shawn Knowles is a self-described “old-school butcher” and owner of Old Town Market in Lewisville, Texas. He began working at the shop when his …

This one-pot wonder is a great, simple way to enjoy lasagna | The Star

<b>2</b> cloves garlic, chopped<p><b>2 tbsp (30 mL)</b> olive oil<p><b>1 lb (450 g)</b> ground meat (mixture of veal, beef and pork)<p><b>2</b> spicy Italian sausages, casing</b> …

ICE paves way to detain more pregnant immigrants

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration will no longer seek to automatically release pregnant immigrants from detention -- a move in line with the overall efforts by the administration to hold far more immigrants in custody than its predecessors.<p>The change in policy could pave the way for more …

Immigration

Utility plans to close nuclear plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania

FirstEnergy Corp. said it will shut down three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania within the next three years, making it the latest U.S. utility to announce closings as the nuclear industry struggles to compete with electricity plants that burn plentiful and inexpensive natural gas.<p>The company …

NASA's Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures

Cosmology

Here's which generation you're part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist

The only generation officially designated by the US Census Bureau is the baby-boomer generation.<p>Yet that hasn't stopped demographers from classifying other cohorts into ranges of birth years. Often this is done to better understand how formative experiences such as world events or technological …

Demographics

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular …

Pollution

A Twist in Our Sexual Encounters With Other Ancient Humans

A new study suggests that early humans mated with the mysterious Denisovans in two separate waves.<p>Around 41,000 years ago, a young woman died in a cold cave, high up in Siberia’s Altai Mountains. Scientists uncovered one of her pinky bones in 2008. From it, they extracted her DNA. And from that, …

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

Native American overdose deaths surge since opioid epidemic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overdose deaths in Native American communities have skyrocketed in the time the opioid epidemic has swept the U.S. and federal officials are looking for solutions.<p>Native Americans and Alaska Natives saw a fivefold increase in overdose deaths between 1999 and 2015, Dr. …

Native Americans

Here's What You Need to Know about Trump's Trade War

President Donald Trump’s proposal to impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum have raised fears of an international trade war.<p>The plan, …

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen could face prison for tweeting ISIS images

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, could face up to three years in prison after being charged with tweeting images of gruesome atrocities committed by the Islamic State.<p>The three images Le Pen posted on Twitter in Dec. 2015 include a photo of the body of James …

War

How hedgehogs, birds and mice survive in frigid winters

How can tiny animals with fragile limbs survive the bitter cold when we are shivering despite wearing winter boots, gloves, and cozy down jackets? …

Why breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, according to this dietitian

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it should also be your largest meal, according to this registered dietitian.<p>Breakfast is a surprisingly polarizing topic: You either love it or hate it. It's the most important meal of the day or there's nothing special about it.<p>In the …

Russia's New Nukes Are Similar to a Risky Project the U.S. Abandoned

Part of Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation speech Thursday sounded like something from a 1960s <i>James Bond</i> film. Putin announced his …

The Women Who Made the Internet and Other Stories

<b>Broad Band:</b> The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet<br>by Claire L. Evans.<br>Portfolio, 2018 ($27)<p><b>In the earliest days</b> of computing, rooms of …

Physics

Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased the Number of Asteroids We Can Mine

Asteroid mining is about more than just heading up into space and bringing back a rock full of platinum—you actually need to land something on just …

Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a <i>lot</i> of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn the world's oceans into eco-friendly mines. Scientists have …

Electric Vehicles

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

Mental Health

Efforts to move top US land managers west gain a strong ally

DENVER (AP) — From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation's most prized natural …

Forests

Researchers have mapped out how plants sense our world

Mapping Senses<p>Plants may lack our facial features, but the fact that they don’t have eyes, ears, or noses has not stopped them from developing ways …

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.<p>The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected medicines that are the workhorses of …

Health Care