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WiFi Radio Signals Let MIT Researchers Track Movements of People |: Patients that wander away from their beds are a constant

blog post image WiFi Radio Signals Let MIT Researchers Track Movements of People |: Patients that wander away from their beds are a constant headache for nurses, while those that stay bedridden for too long can create problems of their own. New technology from MIT may soon allow hospital staff to see in real time the...

The scariest chart in Mary Meeker’s slide deck for newspapers has gotten even a teeny bit scarier: Since 2011, the share

blog post image The scariest chart in Mary Meeker’s slide deck for newspapers has gotten even a teeny bit scarier: Since 2011, the share of Americans' media consumption that happens in print has dropped about 40 percent. But the share of American ad dollars that go to print has dropped more than 60 percent. Print...

20 important takeaways for learning world from Mary Meeker's brilliant tech trends: Mary Meeker’s slide deck  has

blog post image 20 important takeaways for learning world from Mary Meeker's brilliant tech trends: Mary Meeker’s slide deck  has a reputation of being the Delphic Oracle of tech. But, at 294 slides it’s a lot to take in. Don’t worry, I...

Remember that Norwegian site that made readers take a quiz before commenting? Here’s an update on it: For one thing, people

blog post image Remember that Norwegian site that made readers take a quiz before commenting? Here’s an update on it: For one thing, people did really, really badly on the quizzes (although that could be due to a language barrier). Innovative approach to limiting ill-informed public comments. This is a 6 month review...

High-fat oil and low-paid farmers: the cost of our coconut craze: The health implications of coconut oil have been much

blog post image High-fat oil and low-paid farmers: the cost of our coconut craze: The health implications of coconut oil have been much discussed – but supermarket shelves still groan with coconut products. Meanwhile, many growers earn less than $1 a day. Should we turn our back on this runaway trend?

Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs: Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3 percent efficient silicon cell, steps

blog post image Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs: Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3 percent efficient silicon cell, steps away from the 29 percent theoretical maximum

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal: Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team

blog post image Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal: Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team just two years away from creating hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo

Hans Rosling has passed away: Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early Tuesday

blog post image Hans Rosling has passed away: Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early Tuesday morning, 7 February 2017, his family announces at the Gapminder foundation web site. Hans Rosling suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one year ago.

The future of advertising is ‘fewer, better ads’: "By giving away stuff for free for so long, we’ve created an ad

blog post image The future of advertising is ‘fewer, better ads’: "By giving away stuff for free for so long, we’ve created an ad economy that is bigger than it should be," Deep Focus CEO Ian Schafer says.

Labour has shifted focus away from the NHS crisis. For what? | Owen Jones: The NHS should be the party’s main focus right

blog post image Labour has shifted focus away from the NHS crisis. For what? | Owen Jones: The NHS should be the party’s main focus right now. Jeremy Corbyn’s pronouncements about immigration and high pay are just distractions

Trampolines 'dangerous', says top bone surgeon - BBC News: Trampolines should be used only under professional supervision,

blog post image Trampolines 'dangerous', says top bone surgeon - BBC News: Trampolines should be used only under professional supervision, according to a senior bone surgeon. Broken bones and dislocations are common with this popular toy. They are unlikely to go away as they are such fun. Simple rules can reduce risk...

Good read. The most good you can do by Peter Singer. This is about effective altruism. If you are going to give away your

blog post image Good read. The most good you can do by Peter Singer. This is about effective altruism. If you are going to give away your money how can ensure you give it to the most effective resources? More than that if you've decided to give away money what is the best job that you can do? There are some extreme...

Seeing takeaway food makes you eat more, say researchers in Fenland study. "Government strategies to promote healthier

blog post image Seeing takeaway food makes you eat more, say researchers in Fenland study. "Government strategies to promote healthier diets through planning restrictions for takeaway food could be most effective if focused around the workplace." Associations between exposure to takeaway food outlets, takeaway food...

Chief Coca-Cola scientist leaves amid criticism over obesity research: Research shifted focus away from harms of sugary

blog post image Chief Coca-Cola scientist leaves amid criticism over obesity research: Research shifted focus away from harms of sugary drinks to exercise benefits.

Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away: With two WHO-confirmed cases of polio in

blog post image Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away: With two WHO-confirmed cases of polio in Ukraine in September, vaccinating the country’s 1.8 million children needs to start as soon as possible

SOS via SMS: Help for suicidal teens is a text message away: With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation

blog post image SOS via SMS: Help for suicidal teens is a text message away: With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way.

Dear Ms Morgan, your thinking is from the stone age : Why does an anonymous authoritarian prescribe what our children learn?

blog post image Dear Ms Morgan, your thinking is from the stone age : Why does an anonymous authoritarian prescribe what our children learn? Instructing teachers on what they ‘should’ do takes away the excitement of discovery

National awards success for Plymouth dental researchers: Dental researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of

blog post image National awards success for Plymouth dental researchers: Dental researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have come away with a raft of awards following this year's general meeting of the British Society of Oral and Dental Research.