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Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him from office as leader of the country's government. Friday's landmark ruling comes after months of hearings in a case instigated by...

Negativity Be Gone: New Online Tool Can Retrain Brain

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Anxiety and depression can have devastating effects on people’s lives. In some cases, the mental disorders lead to isolation, poverty and poor physical health, things that often cascade to future generations. A new program at...

Lab-Created Mini-Brains Reveal How Growing Organ Maintains Neuronal Balance

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Scientists can now explore in a laboratory dish how the human brain develops by creating organoids — distinct, three-dimensional regions of the brain. In research published in Cell Stem Cell, Yale scientists coaxed early stage...

Biological mystery of DNA organization now solved

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Stretched out, the DNA from all the cells in our body would reach Pluto. So how does each tiny cell pack a two-meter length of DNA into its nucleus, which is just one-thousandth of a...

How Hackers Cash Out Thousands of Bitcoins Received in Ransomware Attacks

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Digital currencies have emerged as a favourite tool for hackers and cyber criminals, as digital currency transactions are nearly anonymous, allowing cyber criminals to use it in underground markets for illegal trading, and to...

3 New CIA-developed Hacking Tools For MacOS & Linux Exposed

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WikiLeaks has just published a new set of classified documents linked to another CIA project, dubbed 'Imperial,' which reveals details of at least three CIA-developed hacking tools and implants designed to target computers running...

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Arrested For $4 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

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Greece police have arrested a Russian man who is believed to have been the operator of the popular BTC-e Bitcoin exchange on charges of laundering more than $4 billion in bitcoin for culprits involved...

Brain cells found to control aging

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Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for...

Seeing galaxies that appeared soon after the Big Bang

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Arizona State University astronomers Sangeeta Malhotra and James Rhoads, working with international teams in Chile and China, have discovered 23 young galaxies, seen as they were 800 million years after the Big Bang. The results...

Living computers: RNA circuits transform cells into nanodevices

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The interdisciplinary nexus of biology and engineering, known as synthetic biology, is growing at a rapid pace, opening new vistas that could scarcely be imagined a short time ago. In new research, Alex Green, a...

Israeli researchers look into eyes for early signs of Alzheimer’s

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t is often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But now, researchers at a hospital in Israel say the eyes could be a window to the brain. They are using advanced imaging...

Wet or dry in an instant: Smart surface enables advanced manipulation of droplets

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For many years, engineers have sought to create a special kind of surface: one that can both repel and absorb liquids, and whose ability to do so -- its "wetting behaviour" -- can be quickly and precisely...

US fires warning shots to stop Iran navy vessel in Gulf

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A US Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel in the Gulf came within 150 yards (137 meters) of it on Tuesday, in the first such incident since President Donald Trump took...

Lutein May Counter Cognitive Aging

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Spinach and kale are favorites of those looking to stay physically fit, but they also could keep consumers cognitively fit, according to a new study from University of Illinois researchers. The study, which included 60...

A Computer That Reads Body Language

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including, for the first time, the pose...