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No evidence of added benefit for most new drugs entering German healthcare system

More than half of new drugs entering the German healthcare system have not been shown to add benefit, argue researchers.

Songbirds sing species-specific songs

The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a new study. According to the authors, the findings could be a promising step toward a bett

Widespread misinterpretation of gene expression data

Reproducibility is a major challenge in experimental biology. New research identifies a frequent technical bias in data generated by RNA-seq technology, which allows in a single test the simultaneous measurement of the expression level of all the genes in a g

A milestone in ultrashort-pulse laser oscillators

With the demonstration of a sub-picosecond thin-disk laser oscillator delivering a record-high 350-W average output power, physicists set a new benchmark and pave the path towards even more powerful lasers.

Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient

An international study shows that 30% of the energy in a certain type of light-absorbing iron molecule disappears in a previously unknown manner. By closing this loophole, the researchers hope to contribute to the development of more efficient solar cells usi

Cells control their dance of death

Researchers have revealed for the first time how white blood cells control the final moments of their death, helping their own removal from the human body.

China & Russia’s ‘worst nightmare’? National Interest piece fantasizing sale of US nuke subs to allies is an ‘exaggeration’

The National Interest magazine claimed that a potential sale of US nuclear subs to allies may become a “nightmare” for Russia and China. Military analysts told RT there could be a fallout but a grim prospect is an exaggeration. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump immigration adviser Stephen Miller's leaked emails out him as a full-blown white nationalist

White House adviser Stephen Miller has been an obvious white supremacist obsessed with pushing anti-immigrant policy for as long as he’s been in the public eye. But emails he sent in 2015 and early 2016 go deeper, showing how committed to white nationalist

Review: Samsung’s Space Monitor is handsome and minimal — if you have the desk for it

When Samsung announced the Space Monitor, I knew in an instant that it was going to be something I had to try out in person. Now that I've had time to do so, I'm happy to say it's much as advertised, a streamlined and solid monitor with a smart new design

Uncovered! Lost footage from the 1966 Le Mans Ford v Ferrari duel

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Media Invited to Artemis Day, Unveiling of Moon Mission Rocket Stage

Media and social media influencers are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Monday, Dec. 9, for Artemis Day: Michoud/Stennis.

Disney Plus puts The Simpsons in widescreen and fans are not happy - CNET

D'oh!

Netflix's The Witcher: New trailer, Dec. 20 release date and everything else we know - CNET

Henry Cavill loses the cape and gets a horse in the new series.

Star Trek: Discovery exclusive clip shows Vulcan-ear options - CNET

Go behind the scenes with the mold shop that makes aliens come to life on Star Trek.

The best Black Friday 2019 TV deals you can buy right now (and later) - CNET

There's no need to wait. Score these excellent early Black Friday deals on some great TVs.

Michigan State coach Dantonio not thinking about his future

Mark Dantonio says he's not thinking about his future as Michigan State's coach as the Spartans prepare to face rival Michigan this weekend

Judge denies bond for suspect in teen's disappearance

An Alabama judge has denied bond to a suspect in the disappearance of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter

Mad Ant for a day: Pacers assign Oladipo to Fort Wayne affiliate

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are in Indianapolis, giving Victor Oladipo an opportunity to practice on an Indiana Pacers game day.

Bucs waive CB Vernon Hargreaves from struggling secondary

Buccaneers release CB Vernon Hargreaves, 11th overall pick in the 2016 draft

Florida, Arizona State schedule football series for '28, '31

Florida and Arizona State have agreed to play a home-and-home series beginning in 2028

Watch: Extremely Bright Meteor Takes Over Night Sky in St. Louis

Many residents spotted a bright meteor streaking across the night sky over St. Louis, Missouri, on Nov. 11. (Photo Credit: Alyce Galletto Bava / Facebook) A glowing meteor streaked across the sky over St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday night, accordi

GOP's opening salvo on impeachment hearings requires America's absolute ignorance of the facts

In advance of the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats worked to draw the battle lines for the American people. “We intend to conduct these hearings with the seriousness and professionalism the public deserv

‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Has Hilarious New Han/Greedo Edit on Disney+

At this point the rich history and mythology of Star Wars as a brand is bigger, stronger, and more important than any of the individual movies. These are stories about sacred texts that […] The post ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Has Hilarious New Han/Gree

The AI stack that’s changing retail personalization

While brands and retailers are sitting on enormous amounts of data, only a handful are actually leveraging it to its full potential.

UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab

Electrification in the automotive industry isn’t just about consumer cars: There are plenty of commercial and specialist vehicles that are prime candidates for EVs, including in the healthcare industry. Take the new UCLA mobile surgical lab developed b

Private equity firm Sanaka Capital to inject Rs 525 cr in Edelweiss Global

Sanaka will initially invest Rs 308 crore, and a further Rs 217 crore on a later date if talks are successful

DACA recipient and plaintiff in lawsuit against Trump admin says, 'We’re standing up as a community'

Martín Batalla Vidal said he’ll never forget the day that the Trump administration rescinded the program that allows him and 700,000 young immigrants to legally work and live free from the fear of deportation. “My phone wouldn’t stop buzzing from tex

Greedo says 'Maclunkey' in Star Wars 'Han shot first' scene on Disney Plus - CNET

May the Maclunkey be with you.

Fiat Chrysler patent application shows off a turbocharged inline-six - Roadshow

Rumors have persisted that a new inline-six engine is coming from FCA, and this patent application is pretty good evidence.

Review: ‘Felix the Reaper’ Is a Charming But Imperfect Puzzle Game

I’m always up for playing quirky puzzles games. As such, I jumped at the chance to review developer Kong Orange’s Felix the Reaper. The premise — playing as a dancing grim reaper — […] The post Review: ‘Felix the Reaper’

Get Into The Virtual World With $30 Off Oculus Go

If you’ve been looking to a VR headset for yourself or as a gift for someone for Christmas then you are in luck! For a limited time you can get Oculus’s innovative new […] The post Get Into The Virtual World With $30 Off Oculus Go appeared first on

Is virtual reality the next big thing in art therapy?

Researchers have conducted a study to see if virtual reality can be used as an expressive tool in art therapy.

Carbon nanotubes show a love/hate relationship with water

New research reveals that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a coating can both repel and hold water in place, a useful property for applications like printing, spectroscopy, water transport, or harvesting surfaces. When water is dropped on a CNT forest, the CNTs rep

Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales thanks Mexico for saving HIS LIFE, pledges to carry on fight despite coup

Bolivia’s ousted socialist president, Evo Morales, has credited Mexico with saving his life, after the country offered him political asylum following his resignation from government. Read Full Article at RT.com

Blue Origin's rocket will be ready for riders next year. Tickets are seriously expensive - CNET

Jeff Bezos' rocket will take tourists to the boundary of space.

Verizon gives some customers a year of Disney Plus - CNET

The mouse isn't playing around.

Best action cams for 2019 - CNET

These tiny rugged cameras are made for shooting and sharing your adventures -- even if they only happen in your backyard.

Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and dashcams are this year's top car gifts - Roadshow

Give one of these best gifts (aside from a car) to the drivers in your life.

SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites put on controversial light show - CNET

Those bright, orderly lights in the sky weren't really slow shooting stars.

Banks Board Bureau recommends BoB's Sanjiv Chadha for the post of MD & CEO

The bureau has also suggested the names of L V Prabhakar and Atanu Kumar Das for Canara Bank Bank of India chiefs, respectively
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