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Measure Your Heart Rate Using Headphones

It works with pretty much any cheap pair of earbuds.<p>At a medical device exhibition in Yokohama, Japan last week, researchers from the Kaiteki Institute Inc. and Bifrostec Inc. demonstrated a prototype technology that can turn $8 earbuds into a heart rate monitor.<p>The microphones in a pair of earbuds …

Consumer Tech

New dolphin species spotted swimming off Australian coast | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly discovered species of humpback dolphin has been seen swimming off the northern Australia coast, an international team of scientists reported this week.<p>All humpback dolphins have a characteristic hump just below the dorsal fin, but there are several distinct species in …

Dolphins

The Startling Surge of the Siberian HIV Strain

In public health, epidemiologists could be best regarded as microbial detectives. They are tasked with the unenviable position of having to examine an outbreak to determine not only the cause but also the potential consequences if the culprit is not controlled. At one time, the tools were limited …

Public Health

Babies remember melodies heard in womb, study suggests

Brains of babies who heard melody before birth react more strongly to tune after birth and at four months, scientists say<p>Newborn babies can remember melodies played to them while they were in the womb, according to a study.<p>Scientists found that the brains of babies who heard a specific melody just …