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Da Vinci code cracked: Master painter easel-y created masterpieces due to eye problem – study

Historic polymath Leonardo da Vinci appeared to be able to turn his hand to everything from sculpture to invention. But a new study suggests the Italian may have gained an unlikely advantage in painting due to an eye disorder. The Renaissance man, creator of such works as The Last Supper, Mona Lisa and The Adoration of the Magi, may have ...

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Net Neutrality repeal tainted by fraud & bots, Stanford study confirms amid NY AG probe

An investigation into widespread fake comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission during the debate over repealing net neutrality has subpoenaed 14 groups, as more evidence emerges that as many as half were fake. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sent subpoenas to telecom industry groups, conservative groups, and pro-net-neutrality groups alike in an effort to get to the bottom ...

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Scientists can alter how your food tastes using virtual reality – study

When we eat, the ambiance and environment play a much larger role than previously thought. A team of scientists at Cornell University have shown that we can alter how our food tastes using virtual reality. “When we eat, we perceive not only just the taste and aroma of foods, we get sensory input from our surroundings – our eyes, ears, ...

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Zimmer Biomet and Apple launch clinical study using Apple Watch and iPhone for 10K knee and hip replacement patients

Apple has made health — and helping people keep tabs on theirs — a cornerstone of how it is presenting the benefits of its newest Apple Watch, and today comes news of another way that this is taking shape. Zimmer Biomet, a world leader in developing the components and systems for joint replacements, says that it is working with Apple ...

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Acidified oceans are dissolving the protective shields of large shellfish – study

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in seawater could be a major threat to the planet’s shellfish population, with a new study showing how the pollutant stunts growth and strips away the protective shields of marine life. In a joint project by the UK’s University of Plymouth and the University of Tsukuba in Japan, researchers analysed the effect of the pollutant ...

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Weight loss & sex supplements are hiding dangerous substances inside – study

Dietary supplements promising enhanced sexual pleasure, weight loss, and muscle gain secretly contain dangerous pharmaceuticals, researchers warn. The FDA has failed to crack down on offenders, they say, placing Americans at risk. Researchers from the California Department of Public Health found 776 tainted supplements listed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2007 and 2016. READ MORE: Medical cannabis to ...

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Recycle kids? AFP faces backlash for report on green study advising people to have fewer children

French news agency AFP has faced harsh criticism after publishing Swedish environmental research which says that having “one fewer child” could reduce emissions. Now netizens wonder what to do with their “extra one.” AFP tweeted an infographic, based on the one-year old study on the ways people can reduce their carbon footprint, on Monday. One of the recommendations, which the ...

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GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests

An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU visitors. But it also implies that Google may have slightly increased its marketshare in the region — indicating the adtech giant could be winning at the compliance game at ...

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GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests

An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU visitors. But it also implies that Google may have slightly increased its marketshare in the region — indicating the adtech giant could be winning at the compliance game at ...

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Hugs could buffer against life sapping conflict stress – study

A simple hug may be all one needs to protect against physically draining stress levels often present after a blazing argument or individual conflict, a new study into interpersonal touch has found. Hugs are typically associated with affection and a general fuzzy feeling of friendliness. READ MORE: Scientists unveil plan to stave off global pandemics with a Noah’s Ark… of bacteria ...

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