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Science & Nature
RNA scientists identify many genes involved in neuron development

Neurons result from a highly complex and unique series of cell divisions. For example, in fruit flies, the process starts with stem cells that divide into mother cells (progenitor cells), that then divide into precursor cells that eventually become neurons. A team of the University of Michigan (U-M), spearheaded by Nigel Michki, a graduate student,…

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Health & Medical
Watch: What Happens When Car and Health Insurance Collide

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Up to 30% of surgeries delayed in Calgary, Edmonton, northern Alberta as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise

Alberta is cutting back scheduled surgeries in its two major cities and the northern part of the province to make room for a possible influx of COVID-19 hospitalizations.Health-care workers tend to an COVID-19 patient in the ICU of the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary on Nov. 14, 2020. A field hospital has been set up…

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Iran Authorizes Banks and Currency Exchangers to Use Cryptocurrencies for Import Payments

Iran is set for a landmark moment as it has authorized banks and currency exchangers to use cryptocurrencies mined by licensed crypto miners to pay for imports. This development follows recent consultations within the government.  Cryptocurrency Payments for Imports According to a report by the Financial Tribune, this information was announced by the Central Bank…

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Razer Announces Orochi V2 Gaming Mouse With Over 900 Hours of Battery Life

Outlast and Outplay With the Leading Global Lifestyle Brand For Gamers Razer has done it again–and by ‘it’, we mean they introduced another cool new piece of gaming tech that threatens to sweep us off our feet. The Orochi V2, a compact, ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse, was announced today. Its selling point is that it can…

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Technology
Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin

For a decade, Bitcoin Fog has offered to obscure the source and destination of its customers’ cryptocurrency, making it one of the most venerable institutions in the dark web economy. Now the IRS says it has finally identified the Russian-Swedish administrator behind that long-running anonymizing system and charged him with laundering hundreds of millions of…

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Richards makes fast work of Mets in victory

23 minutes agoGarrett Richards had a lot to prove coming into Tuesday’s series opener vs. the Mets. After laboring through his last start vs. Toronto, the right-hander showed up to Citi Field a new pitcher.In a 2-1 victory against the Mets, Richards appeared to be in total control of his fastball, with a noticeable change in…

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Science & Nature
How To Address The Challenges Of A Remote Workforce

Everyone is familiar with the scenario of trying to accomplish some task online and being frustrated by a poor internet connection, or with the issue of a security breach due to an unsecure network. These issues were already a common frustration, but since 2020, they’ve become a greater and more detrimental nuisance as the majority…

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Health & Medical
New wireless tech brings stability, performance and security to Faith Regional

Faith Regional Health Services, based in Norfolk, Nebraska, needed to replace its legacy wireless network. THE PROBLEM The network was old, and a replacement was due. The healthcare organization did not really use that particular vendor anywhere else any longer. Basically, it was a wireless network that had reached end of life. The access points were…

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‘I Pray for My Nani.’ The Survivor’s Guilt of Watching India’s COVID-19 Catastrophe Unfold From Afar

The Sunday before last, I awoke to find that my aunt in India had added me to a WhatsApp family chat, titled “Mama”—her mother-in-law, my 91-year-old-grandmother. I scrolled through dozens of messages from my extended family, trying to figure out what had happened. At last I came to the dreadful news: “…Mama is positive.” My…