• Google co-founder Larry Page shows off his autonomous flying taxi
Google co-founder Larry Page shows off his autonomous flying taxi

Negotiations between Kitty Hawk and the New Zealand government have been going on for about 18 months, with multiple government agencies pledging to "streamline" the process of approval for a flying-taxi trial, according to Stuff . Cora has a range of 100 kilometers and a top speed of 177 kilometers per hour and it can fly at heights of ...

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  • Malfunction At Freezing Facility Could Have Damaged Thousands Of Frozen Eggs, Embryos
Malfunction At Freezing Facility Could Have Damaged Thousands Of Frozen Eggs, Embryos

According to Patti DePompei, president, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, these eggs may no longer be viable for use. What is egg freezing process and how does it work? The eggs and embryos have been moved to a different cryotank in the meantime, but their viability remains questionable.

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"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli Gets Seven Years for Securities Fraud

According to the Daily News , Shkreli was crying before his sentence was given out. Shkreli was found guilty in August of lying to investors in two failed hedge funds and cheating them out of millions. Turing obtained the manufacturing licence for the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, raising its price from $13.50 (£10) to $750 (£540) per pill. Shkre...

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  • 23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test
23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test

And FDA warned that the tests, which work by analyzing saliva samples, carry significant risks for individuals if they are used without consulting a doctor or genetic counselor. For this reason, a negative test result could still mean that a person has an increased risk of cancer due to gene mutations. The agency also noted that most cancers do n...

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  • Kevin Love: panic attack forced me to leave Cleveland Cavaliers game
Kevin Love: panic attack forced me to leave Cleveland Cavaliers game

Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova has been among the National Basketball Association fraternity applauding All-Star Kevin Love for opening up about his struggles with mental health . Kevin Love has a successful National Basketball Association career, a collaborative deal with Banana Republic and a swimsuit model girlfriend. Love is now sidel...

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  • Vaping Delivers Cancerous Chemicals, New Study of Teens Shows
Vaping Delivers Cancerous Chemicals, New Study of Teens Shows

Both forms of cigarette use caused the presence of much higher levels of unsafe chemicals in the users' bodies, including acrylonitrile, acrolein , propylene oxide, acrylamide and crotonaldehyde, the team reported. "Messaging to teenagers should include warnings about the potential risk from toxic exposure to carcinogenic compounds generated by th...

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  • Opioid overdoses jump 30% across US — CDC
Opioid overdoses jump 30% across US — CDC

All five monitored regions revealed a spike in people with possible opioid overdoses between July 2016 and September 2017, according to data from the CDC's Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance Program. The report claims that opioid overdoses and deaths can be prevented by providing medication-assisted treatment, naloxone (an overdose-rever...

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  • Contaminated sausages cause panic in South Africa
Contaminated sausages cause panic in South Africa

Major supermarket in South Africa have started removing meat products from their shelves believed to be processed at factories contaminated with Listeria , which has killed 180 people since 2017. "This is because Listeria on the exterior casing (packaging) of polony can be transferred to other products it comes into contact with, including vienn...

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  • Scientists have come up with a new classification of diabetes
Scientists have come up with a new classification of diabetes

Diabetes - a group of metabolic imbalances which can be characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time - is usually split into Types 1 and 2. "Meanwhile, there are many drugs available for controlling blood sugar levels". The researchers also report that numerous people in the studies were not receiving appropriate trea...

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  • Instant Pot multicookers being voluntarily recalled due to fire hazard
Instant Pot multicookers being voluntarily recalled due to fire hazard

Over the past few months, 107 reports were filed to Consumer Reports about the particular model (which doesn't actually include a pressure-cooking function), involving instances of it getting too hot and warping after use. The unit at risk is the Gem 65 8-in-1 multicooker. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to q...

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  • Syria 'given chemical weapons supplies' by North Korea
Syria 'given chemical weapons supplies' by North Korea

North Korea and Syria have a history of cooperation going back decades. The U.S. recently said it saw evidence that Syria used chlorine gas , banned for use as a chemical weapon , in recent weeks. He listed his rank as a major general in a letter with an official proposal to Syrian Major General Ali Salim of the Army Supply Bureau for "an ai...

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  • Transgender Texas wrestler wins second high school title amid controversy
Transgender Texas wrestler wins second high school title amid controversy

You may remember Beggs's story, a year ago he was the focus of a huge controversy regarding him wrestling in the girls' division. Mack Beggs , an 18-year-old senior from Euless Trinity High School near Dallas, entered the tournament in Cypress outside of Houston with an undefeated record.

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  • Transgender male high school wrestler wins Texas girls title amid controversy
Transgender male high school wrestler wins Texas girls title amid controversy

First off, well done! "His steroid therapy treatments last season sparked a fiery debate about fairness and transgender rights", TheBlaze reported . In the past, Beggs has publicly said he would love to wrestle boys-and would do so, if not for the state athletic policy. "But what can I tell people?" He won two of his matches Friday by pinfal...

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  • Packers receive four compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft
Packers receive four compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft

The move gives the Vikings seven picks in the seven-round draft April 26-28, including the 30th overall pick in the first round. Both picks are in the sixth round. All but six of the picks awarded in 2017 came in Round 5 or higher, compared to just 14 this year. This year the Steelers will be without one of the 32 picks.

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  • 'Go watch Black Panther': Dortmund's Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racist abuse
'Go watch Black Panther': Dortmund's Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racist abuse

But while playing his part in Dortmund's impressive result in Bergamo , Batshuayi says he was subjected to racist chanting at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. Batshuayi, who has had his opportunities limited due to the stiff competition at Chelsea, has hit the ground running at Dortmund since his loan move in January.

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  • CDC committee votes to recommend nasal spray flu vaccine again
CDC committee votes to recommend nasal spray flu vaccine again

They say the flu shot has properties that act as if they were blood pressure medication. The highest hospitalization rate is among people 65 years and older, followed by adults aged 50-64 years, and younger children aged 0-4 years. "The options are to either not recommend it again for next season, to recommend it for next season or to table the vot...

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  • Louisville To Vacate 2013 Title After NCAA Nixes Appeal
Louisville To Vacate 2013 Title After NCAA Nixes Appeal

The school's interim president said the NCAA is "simply wrong" for denying Louisville's appeal. Louisville was forced to vacate all wins in which ineligible players participated from December 2010 to July 2014, and must return all money received from NCAA tournament appearances in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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  • Facebook backlash compounded by exec's tweetstorm about Russian election meddling
Facebook backlash compounded by exec's tweetstorm about Russian election meddling

Former Donald Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo says Russian Federation did interfere in the elections - although he tried to cast the actions as part of meddling that goes both ways. The issue now is Russian meddling in last year's election by way of social media and hacking, which the heads of all the major security agencies agree happe...

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  • Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report
Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report

Rimsevics, who represents Latvia on the European Central Bank's Governing Council, is suspected of demanding a bribe of no less than 100,000 euros, the head of Latvia's anti-corruption authority told reporters at a news conference on February 19.

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  • Anti-vaxxers might be responsible for explosion of measles in Europe
Anti-vaxxers might be responsible for explosion of measles in Europe

The WHO revealed that 15 countries in the European region experienced large outbreaks previous year - that is 100 or more cases. Those three countries have experienced a range of challenges, the World Health Organization said, including declines in routine immunizations, low coverage among some marginalized groups, and interruptions in vaccine su...

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  • Karnataka Youth Congress leader Mohammad Harris Nalapad surrenders after 36 hours
Karnataka Youth Congress leader Mohammad Harris Nalapad surrenders after 36 hours

The party bosses began the damage-control exercise by expelling Mohammed Nalpad from the party for six years. Similarly condemning the incident, a JD (S) spokesperson said: "An FIR has been registered by police and law should take its own course without favouring the accused because of his political connections".

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  • Flu Blamed for 84 Child Deaths This Season — CDC
Flu Blamed for 84 Child Deaths This Season — CDC

This winter's flu season is shaping up to be a nasty one, with flu-related hospitalization rates outpacing anything seen in recent years, according to the CDC. These vaccines are specifically targeted at the strains, in particular the mutation, that took so many lives previous year. This information, together with surveillance information provide...

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  • Get inspired by Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon's Olympic comeback
Get inspired by Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon's Olympic comeback

Twitter and social media went wild following Nagasu's completion of a triple axel , a technique never finished by an American during the free skate portion of the Olympics . It's a lesson in focus and betting on the longevity of your career, even when the current situation looks hopeless. "For many it is the first Olympic Games and it is a v...

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  • Search for SC girl after officials say mom beaten in home
Search for SC girl after officials say mom beaten in home

Evans reportedly told the chief that he had been released from jail in sc on February 1. Riverside Police Chief Rick Oliver said Wednesday night that a tip from a railroad crew led officers to a little girl reported missing in SC. Police later revealed that Heidi's mother was taken to the hospital. The suspect then left the house. She is hosp...

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  • Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga
Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga

There are so far no confirmed reports of deaths, but officials said at least three people were injured and up to 40 per cent of homes damaged. Seoul: A Seoul court sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of former President Park Geun-hye, to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for a string of corruption charges linked to a massive influence-peddling sc...

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  • As severe flu season continues, flu shots getting harder to find
As severe flu season continues, flu shots getting harder to find

Malas says an effective preventative measure to stop the flu is isolation. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, all states except Hawaii and OR are now experiencing high flu activity, making it seem unavoidable.

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  • NZ vs England 4th Tri Series T20 match in numbers
NZ vs England 4th Tri Series T20 match in numbers

Not for the first time this winter, England's bowlers were made to toil in their fourth match of T20 tri-series on Tuesday. Guptill and Williamson made up for the loss of Munro with an 82-run partnership, during which Guptill brought up his half-century.

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  • Obamacare Sign-Ups in Texas Dipped More Than the National Average Last Year
Obamacare Sign-Ups in Texas Dipped More Than the National Average Last Year

The latest open enrollment period was indeed unlike any other saw far in the ACA's history, as it was not only half as long for many states but also taking place after a year in which Congress tried repeatedly to repeal the law that created the individual marketplaces.

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  • Love drinking piping, hot tea? It may increase risk of oesophageal cancer
Love drinking piping, hot tea? It may increase risk of oesophageal cancer

Adding, "Existing evidence remains inconclusive regarding whether hot tea drinking is associated with oesophageal cancer risk". Researchers at the China National Science Foundation and Beijing University Health Center who published the report in the American Medical Journal " Annals of Internal Medicine ", according to Reuters, surveyed more...

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  • Fake Doctor Infects Over 20 People With HIV Using Contaminated Syringes
Fake Doctor Infects Over 20 People With HIV Using Contaminated Syringes

Sushil Choudhury, the official, said police were looking for Rajendra Yadav, who fled Bangarmau, a small town in Uttar Pradesh state, after the HIV infections were detected in December previous year. According to villagers, his "treatment" was cheaper than the medicine prescribed by government doctors. "An examination demonstrated that every on...

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