Hands-free: Monkey plays video game – with its brain

Elon Musk’s startup devoted to meshing brains with computers was closer to its dream on Friday, having gotten a monkey to play video game Pong using only its mind. Musk has long contended that merging minds with machines is vital if people are going to avoid being outpaced by artificial intelligence. A video posted on YouTube by the entrepreneur’s Neuralink […]

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With a big if, EU hopes for ‘community immunity’ by June

Despite its flagging vaccination drive, the European Union said Tuesday it is still on target to reach what it calls “sufficient community immunity” by the end of June. The European Commission has said it wants to have vaccinated a minimum 70% of the entire adult population by the end of the summer. But it is counting on a strong second […]

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Beach Trip! Beyonce Shares Rare Photos With 3 Kids

Beyoncé’s beach trip! The Grammy winner made the most of a sunny day with her three kids on Wednesday, March 31. The singer, 39, shared an Instagram slideshow documenting their outing, from a selfie with her eldest daughter, Blue, 9, to their table at Nobu. The former Destiny’s Child member also shared photos of her and Jay-Z’s 3-year-old twins, Sir […]

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Living with a disability is very expensive – even with government assistance

Edward Mitchell is 34 years old and lives in Jackson, Tennessee, with a spinal cord injury caused by a hit-and-run accident that happened when he was 17. He has plenty of expenses that all Americans have, like groceries and utilities. But to maintain his independence, he also has to pay for home modifications to accommodate his wheelchair, personal nursing care, […]

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IUD saving fertility for women with cancer

A common intrauterine device (IUD) could help preserve fertility and reduce the need for hysterectomies for women suffering endometrial cancer, according to University of Queensland research. UQ’s Professor Andreas Obermair, from the Queensland Centre for Gynecological Cancer Research, said his team had just completed the feMMe study—a phase II randomized trial with 165 endometrial cancer patients from Australia and New […]

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COVID-19 in pregnancy associated with adverse outcomes for mother and baby

Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia, stillbirth, preterm birth and other adverse outcomes, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) . “Our findings suggest that pregnant people with COVID-19 have an increased risk of high blood pressure, stillbirth and preterm birth. Their newborns are more likely to need […]

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Surveys find strong support for COVID mitigation measures over time, with differences by age, beliefs, party affiliation

A set of surveys fielded last year found that a large majority of U.S. adults support COVID-19 mitigation measures, including indoor mask wearing, social distancing, and contact tracing, with significant differences across certain groups. The surveys, which followed the same people in April, July, and November 2020, were conducted by a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School […]

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Fewer than 1% of people are reinfected with COVID-19

Fewer than 1% of COVID-19 survivors are reinfected with the virus – but those aged 65 or older are nearly 50% more likely to get the disease twice compared to younger people, new study finds Researchers looked at people in Denmark who were tested for coronavirus during the first wave and the second wave Just 0.65% who tested positive during the […]

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston's Family Photo Album With 3 Kids: Pics

A tight-knit tribe! John Travolta and Kelly Preston have given fans glimpses into their family’s lives over the years before the actress’ death in July 2020. The couple became parents when they welcomed their son Jett and daughter Ella in 1992 and 2000, respectively. When their eldest was 16, he died during a family vacation to the Bahamas — and […]

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