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Airplanes Flying Over Your House Might Be Taking a Toll on Your Health

"That's just life in Kew Gardens."<p>Residents of Queens, New York live in the shadow of LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest in America. The incessant …

Public Health

Safer Skies – Intel Showcases Open Drone ID

Intel has been surging in the field of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and their disparate use cases; the most recent endeavour being the new Open …

Drones

Adversaries Could Have Fiddled With US Satellites: DoDIG

WASHINGTON: If China and Russia’s spies have been doing their jobs well they might well have been able to compromise some of America’s most important …

Defense Industry

Monthly HIV injection could replace daily cocktail of pills

HIV patients taking a cocktail of pills each day to manage the disease may soon be able to switch to a monthly injection following successful trials.<p>Currently most people infected with HIV take a combination of three or more tablets per day to prevent the virus replicating and triggering Aids.<p>But …

Immune System

Do children have a right to literacy? Attorneys are testing that question.

By Moriah Balingit<p>, Reporter<p>When Jamarria Hall strode into Osborn High in Detroit his freshman year, the signs of decay were everywhere: buckets in the hallways to catch leaking water, rotting ceiling tiles, vermin that crisscrossed classrooms.<p>In the neglected school, students never got textbooks …

Education

Combining common drugs with a high price tag

Common medications like ibuprofen or naproxen don't cost a lot on their own. But in several instances, drug manufacturers blend those kinds of …

Pharma

Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression

Scientists have discovered the human herpesvirus HHV-6 in the neurons of people who lived with bipolar or severe depression.<p>According to the National …

The Brain

Adult Depression Linked to Gene Alteration from Childhood Emotional Trauma

Findings from a new study may have implications in relation to early childhood interventions and later targeted pharmacotherapies for MDD.

The Brain

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

Psychology

Privacy concerns raised after US air marshals revealed to be secretly shadowing passengers

Thousands of airline passengers have been subjected to discreet observation by armed US air marshals under a programme called “Quiet Skies”.<p>The existence of the programme was disclosed by the Boston Globe, triggering complaints that passengers’ civil liberties were being compromised.<p>This was …

Surveillance

In Amsterdam, Even The Tourists Say There Are Too Many Tourists

Bert Nap has had enough. On a recent night, the longtime Amsterdam resident opened his door to confront a gaggle of young, drunken British men, all dressed as Elvis for a bachelor party, making a tremendous ruckus.<p>Nap asked them: "Why don't you do that in your own hometown?"<p>This was hardly the …

European Travel

How To Become a Commercial Drone Pilot

Credit: FakeStocker/Shutterstock<p>Drone pilots are in demand. In fact, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, projected more than …

Drones

Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason

In June 2016, Antonio Perkins unintentionally broadcast his own death to the world. It was a sunny day in Chicago, and he was sharing it on Facebook Live, a platform for distributing video in real-time, released just a few months earlier.<p>The video is long. It features Perkins doing mundane summer …

Facebook Live

TSA is tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Agency documents show there are about 40 to 50 Quiet Skies passengers on domestic flights each day. On average, air marshals follow and surveil about …

Surveillance

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

Researchers discover novel brain mechanism connecting depression with bad sleep

Major depression and sleep problems are fundamentally interlinked. A new study from a team of international researchers has now found a unique …

Neuroscience

Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Through the Air We Breathe, Warn Scientists

Some cities are much worse off than others.<p>The thick fog rolling over San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge is synonymous with the Bay Area. But more …

San Francisco

How Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing

<b>When Sergeant Lee DeBrabander</b> marked a case confidential in the Long Beach drug squad’s Palantir data analysis system in November 2014, he expected …

Surveillance

‘Mirror’ analyzes your personality to show dangers of A.I.

<i>A new artificial intelligence system detects and displays people’s personality traits from only a photo of their face.</i><p><i>The system, called Biometric</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Off-grid desert retreat lets star gazers sleep under the night sky

Cohesion Studio recently completed the Folly, an attractive rusted retreat that takes its place very well in the rugged desert landscape of Joshua …

Off-grid

In a Surprise Move, MGM Resorts Sues 1,000 Victims of Las Vegas Shooting, Damaging Its Own Brand

If this strategy works, future terrorism victims should expect lawsuits as well.<p>What would you do if you owned a large hotel and a mentally unstable person brought a huge supply of firearms and ammunition into one of your hotel rooms and then used those guns and ammo to shoot into the crowd at an …

U.S. Federal Courts

Archeologische vondsten Noord/Zuidlijn Amsterdam

The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew.<p>1. Homecoming<p>On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, …

North Korea

Testosterone and Depression: What You Don’t Know

Doctors Are Prescribing the Wrong Drugs<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Doctors prescribe any one of a number of drugs to treat mental illnesses. The …

Depression

All aboard for a tour of Hong Kong’s container port – not your usual junk trip | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

There’s no questionthe shipping industry has played a vital role in shaping Hong Kong. But despite having one of the busiest ports in the world, most …

Hong Kong

An image of Putin and Trump kissing isn’t funny. It’s homophobic | Lee Hurley

With both eyes closed and one hand gently caressing the face of Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump leans in for a passionate kiss with the object of his obsessive affections. It’s a hilarious image, right? Two men who imperil the lives of queer people on a daily basis would hate to be seen as gay. It’s …

LGBTQI

Exploring the hidden backstreets of Sukhumvit Soi 39

Topics: city livingAuthor: Pathitta KongkakateImages: Jul 20 2018 - 8:00am to Sep 18 2018 - 8:00am Area: Phrom PhongStandfirst: Otherwise known as …

Thailand

When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence

Though unrecognised by the international community, this self-declared state in the Horn of Africa has its own flag, parliament, currency and national identity. What has to happen before its status changes? By Joshua Keating<p>When you are in Somaliland, there is never any question that you are in a …

Africa

These 13 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

Mental Health

Creating genetically modified babies is “morally permissible,” says ethics committee

<b>ETHICALLY ACCEPTABLE.</b> We may have just moved one step closer to designer babies. On Tuesday, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB), an independent …

Genetics