Trump defies every restraint – CNN
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Trump defies every restraint – CNN

Washington (CNN)It’s a high bar given the wild swings of his two years in power, but Donald Trump seems more untethered to any traditional notion of the presidency than ever.A profound question when Trump entered the Oval Office was whether his unruly, improvisational nature would be tamed by the magnitude of his new responsibilities and…

Sepsis: New rapid test ‘could save thousands of lives’ – BBC News
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Sepsis: New rapid test ‘could save thousands of lives’ – BBC News

Image copyright University of Strathclyde Image caption A close-up of the test device A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers, which they say could save thousands of lives. A microelectrode device analyses the patient’s blood, with results coming through in two-and-a-half minutes. Current diagnosis tests…

Scientists Developed an AI So Advanced They Say It’s Too Dangerous to Release – ScienceAlert
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Scientists Developed an AI So Advanced They Say It’s Too Dangerous to Release – ScienceAlert

PETER DOCKRILL 19 FEB 2019 A group of computer scientists once backed by Elon Musk has caused some alarm by developing an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) they say is too dangerous to release to the public. OpenAI, a research non-profit based in San Francisco, says its “chameleon-like” language prediction system, called GPT–2, will only ever…

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple’s Disappointing Innovations – Forbes
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New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple’s Disappointing Innovations – Forbes

More details have come out for Apple’s planned upgrades to the iPhone in 2019, and the unfortunate but expected news is that Apple does not appear to have anything new to offer. The feature upgrades are already widely available on Android and expected to become prolific long before Tim Cook reveals the presumptively named iPhone…

Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave – WIRED
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Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave – WIRED

Akram Elsaiegh/EyeEm/Getty ImagesThe internet is full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Here’s a perennial favorite: Cleave a grape in half, leaving a little skin connecting the two hemispheres. Blitz it in the microwave for five seconds. For one glorious moment, the grape halves will produce a fireball unfit for domestic life.Physicist…

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit ‘betrayal’, anti-Semitism – Reuters UK
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Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit ‘betrayal’, anti-Semitism – Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain’s main opposition party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left”. In a direct challenge to Corbyn, the seven centrist MPs said they were courting others from across parliament…

Unvaccinated teenagers ask how they can get vaccinated without parental consent – KSL.com
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Unvaccinated teenagers ask how they can get vaccinated without parental consent – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — As a measles outbreak makes its way through Washington state, the children of anti-vaccination parents are taking to the internet to ask how they can get vaccinations without their parents’ permission.The website Reddit, in particular, has seen at least half a dozen posts in the past two months from unvaccinated teenagers…

Walgreens and CVS are redesigning their drugstores to focus more on health. Here’s how they compare – CNBC
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Walgreens and CVS are redesigning their drugstores to focus more on health. Here’s how they compare – CNBC

Health and Science M. Spencer Green | AP A Walgreens and CVS drugstore are seen on adjacent corners at an intersection in Calumet City, Ill. CVS Health and Walgreens are remodeling some of their drugstores to look more like doctor’s offices. The two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. have both opened redesigned stores that…

Save $50 on Xbox One S and Xbox One X Bundles from the Microsoft Store – TrueAchievements
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Save $50 on Xbox One S and Xbox One X Bundles from the Microsoft Store – TrueAchievements

If you missed out on the recently discounted Xbox One X on Newegg, Microsoft’s latest promotion is offering $50 off the price of Xbox One X and Xbox One S bundles in the US. Each of the prices below also includes a digital copy of Gears of War 4. You can see the full list…

Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert – KSL.com
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Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert – KSL.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.Scientists don’t know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising new…