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(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Subtropical weather phenomenon likely to bring greater rainfall - and drought - by 2100. A Q&A with scientist Bin Wang on how Berkeley Lab is helping cities prepare for a major shift in our transportation and grid sectors. Berkeley Lab founder, cyclotron inventor, and Nobel laureate Ernest Lawrence, honored with a memorial highway in his home state.
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Canon ransomware attack takes down website, email and various other services - here's all you need to know.
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Image: Motorola Motorola announced today that it’s bringing the previously international-only One Fusion Plus to the US, where the pop-up camera smartphone will cost $399 starting on August 5th. The US version of the One Fusion Plus is identical to the international model. It features a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a pop-up 16-megapixel camera, along with four additional sensors on the back of the device: a main 64-megapixel sensor, a wide-angle 8-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. Internally, it’ll feature a Snapdragon 730 processor, 128GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, and a 5,000mAh battery that Motorola promises will provide over two days of battery life. It’ll also run Android 10 and offer a 3.5mm headphone jack,... Continue reading…
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(University of Exeter) Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won't solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study shows.
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If the not so subtle clues that Google threw at the public a few days ago are what we think they are, we are just counting down the hours before its much-belated phone finally debuts. Whether the Pixel 4a is still even relevant at this point is going to be the biggest question mark for Google’s next budget phone but … Continue reading
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Lots of sedans, a crossover and the funky Kia Soul make the list.
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Photo by MANDEL NGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images During Wednesday’s antitrust hearing, Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos came under fire by lawmakers over the company’s alleged use of third-party seller data in developing its own products. Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon employees have accessed sales data from independent sellers on its marketplace to help the company develop competing products for its private-label. Amazon has a policy barring the practice, but lawmakers like Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) focused in on the company’s enforcement of that policy. “Let me ask you, Mr. Bezos, does Amazon ever access and use seller data when making business decisions?” Jayapal asked. “I can’t guarantee you that that policy has never been violated.” Bezos... Continue reading…
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It’s not quite like running the classic Macintosh OS straight in your browser, but one inventive developer has built an app that lets you experience MacOS 8.1 as if you were running it on a 1991 Macintosh Quadra. The so-called macintosh.js, which is practically an Electron app pretending to be a Quadra, comes with a bunch of iconic games and software like Duke Nukem 3D, Dungeons and Dragons, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere (it’s crazy to think how long Adobe has been around). It’s also got Internet Explorer (yes, on a Mac) and Netscape, but you can’t quite use the internet… This story continues at The Next Web
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With its latest flagships, Xiaomi has done everything to get rid of the image of the “the smartphone in the market for the price” manufacturer ... The post Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus will have a 48MP main sensor instead of 108MP appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Watch the trailer, learn about where and when the game is set, and brush up on your Miles Morales knowledge.
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Content warning: this article contains description of disordered eatingI’m a grown woman and I’ve never eaten sushi. I’ve never tasted avocado or grapefruit or chicken wings or pickles or yogurt and, not to rock your world, but I’ve never had a cup of coffee. In fact, the list of foods I’ve never eaten is far, far longer than the list of those I have.For most of my life, I had no idea why the thought of eating many foods would make me gag. I knew I wasn’t a garden-variety picky eater, but until very recently, I wasn’t aware that there was a name for it.Now I know better. I have ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder), an eating disorder that used to be called SED (selective eating disorder). In simple terms, it’s a food phobia in which swallowing certain foods, or even thinking of swallowing them, leads to undesirable outcomes like the throat involuntarily closing, retching and vomiting.My eating disorder began when I was a child. My family would go out for Chinese food and I would only eat white rice. Slightly older, I graduated to egg rolls, but only the outside. I have vivid memories of my father scraping out the cabbage filling and handing me the empty shell.I have a particularly traumatic memory of facing off with my father over some pan-fried liver. I was young, probably no more than six or seven. I was anaemic and my mother prepared the liver to help with my anaemia. But I refused to eat it.As I sat across the table from my father, he told me, “We’re going to sit here until you eat this. And if you don’t eat it tonight, I’ll serve it to you for breakfast. And it will be cold.”He eventually gave in, but my victory was not sweet. I had no way to explain what I was feeling at the time. I wasn’t a wilful child, but I knew I’d never be able to swallow the liver.As I grew, more foods were added to my repertoire, but the list of foods I refused to eat was always longer.Significantly longer.Picky eating is common enough among children, but when I became a mother myself and I didn’t know anyone else like me, I started looking for answers. I contacted a university professor who conducted research on picky eating in children. He referred me to one of his graduate students who had done research on picky eating in adults.As I grew, more foods were added to my repertoire, but the list of foods I refused to eat was always longer. Significantly longer.In her dissertation, I read about adults whose entire diet consisted of fewer than 10 foods. I knew I wasn’t a normal eater, but I wasn’t quite that restrictive. She also found statistically significant associations between her subjects and a range of neurological and psychological issues, such as autism and OCD, from which I did not suffer. Her dissertation was interesting, but it didn’t represent me or give me any insight into my own behaviour.Then, a few years ago, I stumbled on a Facebook support group for picky eaters. I was astonished by what I discovered there. Not only were there other adults like me, there was a whole community of us. There was an actual name for the behaviour I thought was so idiosyncratic. Naming it was a great relief.ARFID is a relatively recent addition to the DSM-V, the fifth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which health care providers use to assist with diagnosis. However, since the vast majority of health care providers are not yet familiar with ARFID, patients are often unable to get a clinical diagnosis.Once I found the Facebook support group, I knew for certain that my physical inability to swallow certain foods, and the anxious feeling I have around them, are proof positive that what I’ve long thought of as a quirky relationship with food has an actual diagnosis. I don’t need a clinician, who likely knows less about ARFID than I do, to confirm that. Decades of being faced with foods I can’t physically eat even if I want to are all the confirmation I need.People with ARFID refer to foods they can eat comfortably as “safe foods.” My list of safe foods is more extensive than many others who suffer with this eating disorder, but that doesn’t mean I don’t experience an anxious dread when faced with the prospect of having to swallow many conventional foods.Every person with ARFID has their own individualised list of safe foods. As is common, but not universal, many of my safe foods are carbs, like pizza, pasta and white potatoes or calorie dense foods like nuts. That complicates efforts to maintain a healthy weight.Other safe foods for me are idiosyncratic. For example, chicken breast is a safe food for me, but wings, legs or thighs are not. Yellow and orange peppers are safe, but not red. Dishes made with ground beef have a high chance of being safe, but steak or lamb chops are never safe foods for me. Most kinds of ice cream are not safe foods for me; only plain vanilla is always safe and only if it’s rock hard. Broccoli and onions are safe but mushrooms, asparagus, beets, tomatoes, olives and turnips all invoke the tightening of the throat.If there’s a pattern to which foods are consistently safe for me, I’ve never been able to identify it. I can look at a food and know instantly, by the way my body reacts, whether or not it’s something I will be able to eat without gagging.Over the past few decades, I’ve adapted to my quirky palate. I learned to cook and have introduced dozens of new foods into my repertoire of safe foods. But I’m still not a normal eater. And ARFID still interferes with my social life.I’ve had significant relationships in which my limited palate has created tension, either because I’ve refused to try certain cuisines or specific foods or because I won’t eat at particular restaurants where there are no safe foods on the menu. When I do identify a safe food at a restaurant, I’ll usually order the same thing every time.My husband, whose palate is as wide as mine is narrow, is remarkably accepting and accommodating. On our honeymoon 23 years ago, we stepped into a takeout restaurant with a U-shaped buffet. Dozens of dishes were displayed. I quickly scanned the entire buffet. Finding no safe foods there, I turned to my new husband and said, simply, “Nah.”Today, we laughingly refer to foods that are unsafe for me as “nah foods.” I consider it a big blessing that my children do not suffer from ARFID, since living with it can be something of a buzzkill.On our honeymoon 23 years ago, we stepped into a takeout restaurant with a U-shaped buffet. Dozens of dishes were displayed. I quickly scanned the entire buffet. Finding no safe foods there, I turned to my new husband and said, simply, 'Nah.'Close friends all know that I “eat weird.” Some friends make it a point to always have yellow peppers available whenever we’re invited over. Some will make dishes I’ve been known to eat in the past. If I feel close enough to someone, I will tell them specifically what they could make that I would be able to eat. It’s still awkward with new friends and I’m not comfortable dwelling on it. I don’t mention ARFID. I usually just acknowledge that I eat weird or call myself a picky eater. Then I cross my fingers and hope they aren’t interested enough to ask any follow-up questions. Being invited to a meal at someone’s home for the first time remains a challenge. I’ve been to dinner parties where people comment uncomfortably on what I’m eating (or not eating) and I’ve been to meals where the only safe foods for me were, quite literally, bread and water. Even though it’s a lot more work, I generally prefer to host than to be a guest because it avoids the predictable, albeit uncomfortable dance that ensues if I tell the host in advance that I’m a picky eater.Host: Just tell me what you don’t eat and I’ll work around that.Me: The list of foods I don’t eat is quite long. I’ll just bring my own food. I don’t want you to go to any trouble.Host: I want to make something you’ll enjoy. I don’t want you to have to bring your own food.Me: (feeling squeamish and embarrassed) OK, here are the foods I do eat, but I really don’t want to cause you extra work. (I then proceed to share a limited and very specific list of safe foods, hoping that the host is not rolling their eyes and wishing they had never invited me in the first place).Although I don’t know how or why this food phobia started for me, there are a few things I do know. ARFID goes way beyond ordinary picky eating. And the majority of people with ARFID don’t just outgrow it. The support group has been genuinely helpful. I am now aware there are clinical hypnotherapy treatments reported to be highly successful with adults like me. The treatment is an investment. I haven’t tried it yet, but neither have I ruled it out. Turns out, there might yet be sushi in my future.Rivkah Lambert Adler is a freelance journalist, book reviewer and adult educator. This article first appeared on HuffPost Personal.Have a compelling personal story you want to tell? Find out what we’re looking for here, and pitch us on [email protected] websites and helplines:Beat, Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677 and Youthline: 0808 801 0711 or email [email protected] (adults) [email protected] (youth support) Samaritans, open 24 hours a day, on 116 123Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393 More from HuffPost UK Personal This Is What It’s Like To Be A Paramedic On The Coronavirus Frontline I’m Gender Non-Conforming, And Dreading Using Public Toilets Again I’m A Millionaire, And I Want To Be Taxed More To Help The Economy Recover From Covid-19
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Chelsea Klukas/ Lumen Couture At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, fashion designer Chelsea Klukas of Lumen Couture was planning to make some standard cloth face masks for friends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing homemade face coverings to prevent the spread of the virus. Lumen Couture has an entire line of tech-enabled fashion, including dresses, hoodies, and costumes, and Klukas shifted to masks when in-person events were being canceled and sales for other products were slumping. She decided to add the tech to make the face masks a little more fun. “I had the components around, so I put together a quick DIY YouTube tutorial for how to make them,” Klukas said in an interview with The Verge. “That really blew up, to the point... Continue reading…
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There are no half-measures when it comes to successfully bringing an icon back from the dead, and that’s something the Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 project seems to have taken to heart. Setting itself the challenge of rebooting the beloved V12 Vanquish into a bespoke, limited run series of massaged and modified cars, what seemed like a far-fetch challenge back … Continue reading
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The company did, however, gain users during the second quarter.
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Microsoft is allowing third-party app developers to integrate into the Microsoft Teams meeting experience for the first time. The new developer-focused features will let apps integrate into Teams meetings during video calls, and even before and after meetings. Third-party apps will be able to display content during Microsoft Teams calls, and even display notifications during calls. It’s a big expansion of what third-party apps are able to do in Microsoft Teams right now. “Applications can span across chat and collaboration and easily have a workflow that expands into meetings now,” explains Michal Lesiczka, a group product manager of Microsoft Teams, in an interview with The Verge. Applications will be able to add a tab to meeting... Continue reading…
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Perps tried to sell high-profile usernames after possibly perusing private data Twitter has revealed more about the July 15 attack that saw several prominent accounts hijacked to promote a Bitcoin scam.…
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Almost 100,000 mink are to be culled at a farm in Spain after an outbreak of COVID-19 among the animals, according to reports.
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The US government has escalated its campaign against China by seeking to punish anyone seen to be helping it in any way.
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Any data stored on Surfshark servers will now be wiped automatically when the servers are turned off.
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.“If we have a wonderful romantic two-week break with our partner, and go back to work on a Monday morning, we’re going to miss that person and the overall experience,” explains Nick Jones, dog behaviourist. “I think it feels a little like that for our dogs as well.”Lockdown has been nothing short of epic for dogs. Deeply social creatures that require and desire intense periods of bonding for their happiness and wellbeing, they’ve been spoiled by housebound owners marooned for weeks on the sofa. Their loyal company has kept many of us humans sane too, as we morphed into new versions of ourselves, reliant on making the most of our lives at home.But now lockdown is easing, and some of us are heading back into the office, that new (and blissful normal) is being disrupted, as dogs are inevitably being left for longer periods of time alone again. And according to Jones, who offers behavioural training for dogs across the UK, this whole period, particularly the transitioning from lockdown into post-lockdown life, is difficult for dogs.Enhanced separation anxiety may be the biggest challenge to face dogs and their owners right now, says Jones, but not every dog will experience stress or mental health challenges.“There are two groups,” he explains,“young dogs which were acquired during lockdown and have never really been left, and then more mature dogs that may have been used to being left prior to lockdown. “And now they’re having to re-familiarise themselves with that old routine, just as I did when I started going back to work. I love my job but it took me a week or two to get into the swing of it properly.”While some dogs may be badly affected, particularly younger dogs that have never experienced pre-lockdown life, others will be unfazed by the transition.“In very mild cases, dogs may just do a bit of whining initially when left, and probably those lower end case dogs could be placated if we offered them something interesting to chew on in their owners’ absence, to create a distinction between the owner being home and not being home,” says Jones. “In essence we’re distracting the dog from the owner not being present.”Conversely, warning-sign behaviour may include constant barking, soiling at home, and even trying to escape. “That’s when people tend to get more concerned about their dog and how they’re going to manage them,” he says.Jones has some tips for helping dogs exhibiting symptoms of stress or upset – good to keep in mind if you’re a dog owner who fears their pooch may experience separation anxiety at some point over the coming months.“The difficulty with canines is we can’t verbally reason with them and explain that they don’t need to worry, [that] the owner will be back shortly,” says Jones. “But the good news is we can train dogs to be left alone for sensible periods of time ... gradual increments back towards the duration of how long we’re looking to leave the dog for.”If your initial aim is to be able to leave your dog for two hours (most dogs shouldn’t be left for more than four hours), Jones suggests “starting off leaving the dog alone for five minutes, then 10 minutes, then 20, 30, 45 and so on, so they’re building up the body of the time they know they can leave them for.” Gentle steps like this will prepare them for when their owners properly leave the house to return to work for one full morning, afternoon or evening at a time.This may sound distressing for owners and Jones says that he has experienced a spike in requests for dog training on separation anxiety.But he quick to add that “it’s not the end of the world for most dogs”. It’s all about reintroducing the dog to the new routine. And the best way to do that, he says, is gradually.READ MORE Demand for 'Pandemic Puppies' Prompts Fears Over Animal Welfare Can Dogs Sense When You're Pregnant? 16 Creative Ways Parents Are Getting Some Alone Time In Lockdown
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The Disney parks will still be there when the pandemic is over. We promise.
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I’m inundated with emails, so I use mail rules to maintain some semblance of order, coupled with a zero-inbox strategy. For example, automated reports are sent to a specific folder so I can read them later at my own leisure — and, most important, keep them out of my inbox.How to set up mail rules in Outlook for macOSTo read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Just like other high-profile events this year, the 2020 Evolution Championship Series slated to mark its first-ever online-only tournament.
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Today at XO19, Microsoft and Mojang brought some new information about the dungeon crawler adventure by the name of Minecraft Dungeons.This game is like Diablo 4 in an alternate universe.Inside the Minecraft Universe, players will explore many different environments with a real boxy sort of base.The game will be interesting.One might assume, from the look of the game so far, that this is merely a copy of a game like Diablo, with a Minecraft skin on top.Minecraft Dungeons is not nearly so simple as that.
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Med en kostnad på 6,99 dollar per månad eller 69,99 dollar per år är Disney+ betydligt billigare jämfört med sina konkurrenter som exempelvis Netflix.Disneys prognos är att ha mellan 60 till 90 miljoner användare till slutet av 2024.Efter uppgången i onsdags noterades Disney för ett nytt all-time-high när kursen stängde på 148,72 dollar per aktie, noterar Marketwatch.Läs mer: Apple TV Plus-chef lämnar två veckor efter lanseringLäs mer: Netflix poddsatsar – ihop med SpotifyAnalys: TV - en ödesfråga för Spotify
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MTN has announced it will be partnering with Parallel Wireless to deploy 5,000 OpenRAN sites across its network.The Parallel Wireless OpenRAN solution will allow MTN to deliver 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity simultaneously, targeting areas which are currently unconnected.“OpenRAN is certainly not new to MTN.Our Group Technology teams concluded field trials in Zambia in 2018, deploying commercial sites from the start of 2019,” said Dirk Karl, Chief Procurement Officer at MTN.“Our team has steadily been focused on creating viable RAN solutions alongside the traditional deployments of network technology suppliers in order to accelerate the rural expansion in our markets.”Although OpenRAN has certainly attracted some attention, it is yet to make a significant splash in the telco pond.
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the Size (eur 660 million), the new techfonden is one of the largest and EQT in writing, to demand from both new and existing investors, was significant.”the Team is looking forward to cooperating with more and more of the bravest, the co-founders of the Europe and the united states, says the creation of the Winbladh, a partner at EQT and a special advisor to venture funding, in a press release.Read more: Billions being poured into the Swedish startups, smashes records.the EQT Ventures, has invested in a transport company Einride, AI, company, Peltarion, and matleveranstjänsten Wolt.the Di Digital it reported in september, EQT, in its prospectus ahead of the ipo, has announced that the fund would amount to € 600 million, and earlier on Wednesday, stated to Bloomberg News that the fund was close to being shut down.this is The first fund that was raised in 2016, received a total of 500 million euros, which was described as the largest of the Swedish foundation for digital growth.
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There are a few things that can ruin an otherwise ideal web browsing experience.Malicious and misbehaving ads are the ones blamed most of the time but pages that load too slowly also waste your time and patience.Often, people will immediately presume it’s either the connection or their device that’s causing the slow experience but websites might also be unoptimized for today’s browsers and use cases.That’s why Google is planning on labeling sites that regularly load slowly so that you know that it’s them and not you that’s the problem.Google wants to “identify sites that typically load fast or slow” to help users better understand when a site does load slowly and to reward those that load fast.Its current plan is to use some form of labeling, like a badge that appears while the page is loading in Chrome, to mark those slow websites.
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