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German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple dropped
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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BERLIN (AP) Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and distribution.
Reference: www.chron.com
Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson's
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson's Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. The former president wrote to President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 10, saying that he would be unable to attend Friday' ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Czechs a step away from smoking ban in bars, restaurants
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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The Senate, the upper house of Parliament, voted 45-12 on Thursday to approve a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and cafes. Movie theaters, concert venues, exhibition halls and indoor sports settings would be banned from having separate rooms for smokers.
Reference: www.chron.com
It's getting harder for a plane to vanish and not be found
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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[...] Atholl Buchan, director of flight operations at the International Air Transport Association, which represents most international carriers, said a repeat of MH370 is "highly unlikely" since many airlines have already increased their efforts to keep tabs on planes over open ocean where they are beyond the reach of land-based radar. [...] the requirement doesn't apply to existing planes. ...>>
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Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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The collection, assembled over decades by London collector Jack Lunzer, was entrusted to Sotheby's auction house in New York in 2009. In recent weeks, the rest was acquired by Israel's national library and an Israeli private collector for an undisclosed sum.
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German lawmakers back plan for cannabis prescriptions
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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Patients in Germany previously have had to seek special authorization to use the drug and around 1,000 people did so. [...] a cannabis-growing program is started in Germany, prescriptions will be filled with imported marijuana.
Reference: www.chron.com
NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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HONOLULU (AP) A group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The team will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications, the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from M ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea. What it does show is how difficult it can be to sort the hype from reliable dietary advice when studies are funded by the makers of Froot Loops, nutrition science is often inconclusive, and gray areas can ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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Lawyers for the families of terror victims, including a brother and sister killed in last year's bomb attacks in Brussels and an American college student slaughtered in Paris, say that isn't enough. In a string of lawsuits filed in New York, they say they want Twitter and Facebook to pay damages for failing to stop violent extremists from using their platforms to recruit followers.
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Funeral services set for last man to walk on the moon
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
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HOUSTON (AP) Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon. A statement issued Tuesday on behalf of Cernan's family says the funeral will be Jan. 24 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.
Reference: www.chron.com
Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
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[...] Tuba Ozkan-Haller of Oregon State University has just finished the first year of a three-year research project to devise a sneaker-wave early warning system, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. "People make up their minds about how safe an area is pretty quickly, after watching the beach for five minutes," Ozkan-Haller said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Corvallis. ...>>
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For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking people worldwide how they think a robot car should handle such life-or-death decisions. "There is a real risk that if we don't understand those psychological barriers and address them through regulation and public outreach, we may undermine the entire enterprise," said Iyad Rahwan, an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab ...>>
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Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
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SYDNEY (AP) Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt. Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester also said that while the search had been called off on Tuesday, work behind the scenes wou ...>>
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Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. Mild weather was defined as between 68 and 86 degrees (18 and 30 degrees Celsius) with low humidity and no more than a trace of rain. Climate scientists usually focus on extreme weather record heat, tropical cyclones, drou ...>>
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