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  • NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

    A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.

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  • Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear

    An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

  • French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes

    Two men have been arrested in France suspected of stealing safes out of a dozen hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists, armed with a chisel and a stethoscope, police said Saturday. The thefts took place at a range of high-end hotels dotted across France, from Monaco and Nice to the chic…

  • Drinking water 'no hangover cure'

    Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

    BBC News
  • Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

    Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

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  • Thailand bombing won't crush tourism

    The recent shrine bombing in Thailand won't derail the nation's tourism, says this former ambassador.

  • Who's charging more for Obamacare? Surprise....

    Large insurers raised prices at a higher rate than smaller ones, and provider-owned plans tended to be more expensive, two studies found.

  • Which Cities Hate Tourists the Most?

    New York is notoriously hostile to tourists, but it’s got nothing on Arlington, Texas. That’s according to a new study conducted by private air charter company Stratos Jets, which analyzed thousands of tourist-related tweets from across the country.

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  • “Goth” teenagers are sad, says science

    Goths—for those of you in locales where the term isn’t well known—have a subculture defined mainly by a predilection for dark, gloomy music, black clothes, and all things moody and macabre, including at times Edwardian and Victorian design. In the places where goth kids tend to thrive, such as the…

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  • This Tactile Map of Burning Man Is Awesome, No Matter Your Level of Sight

    Smartphones, apps, and text readers have radically improved access and navigation for the blind, as CityLab has shown before. But what happens when GPS and WiFi signals are glitchy, like in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? Or what if you’re headed somewhere that, with or without sight, is a little…

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  • Recently found in American backyards: nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project

    The US Army Corps of Engineers announced last week (Aug. 19) that a residential area in Missouri’s St. Louis County is contaminated with radioactive waste. Significant levels of thorium 230, a radioactive isotope, were discovered in public parks and private yards that have been touched by…

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  • “Humane” and “sustainable” clothing labels basically mean nothing

    “Ethical.” “Responsible.” “Sustainable.” “Humane.” As consumers become increasingly conscious of what they buy and wear, clothing companies toss around these buzzwords ever more frequently. But buyer, beware: When it comes to companies that use animal products, “ethical” sourcing labels are…

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  • Young goths 'at risk of depression'

    Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

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  • Teenage goths at higher risk of depression: study

    Teenagers who identify as "goths", a subculture known for its members' black clothes and makeup, have a three times higher risk of depression than non-goth peers, researchers said Friday. "Our study does not show that being a goth causes depression or self-harm, but rather that some young goths…

  • Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's

    Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.

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  • Athletics - Merritt goes for gold ahead of kidney op

    - Olympic champion Aries Merritt will go for world 110m hurdles gold in Beijing on Friday just a few days before he undergoes a kidney transplant. The brave bid by the world record-holder, who will receive a kidney from his sister on Tuesday, highlights day seven at the world championships along…

  • Your ground beef contains... what?!

    As the burger craze continues, Consumer Reports is warning about the dangers of its main ingredient: ground beef.