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Intelligence panel chair reviewed sensitive file on White House grounds

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:45am

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mystery rooted in President Donald Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by then President Barack Obama during the 2016 election campaign deepened on Monday with the disclosure that a top congressional Republican reviewed classified information about the charge on the White House grounds. In a separate development, Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser, has volunteered to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into whether Russia attempted to interfere in the Nov. 8 U.S. election, a White House spokesman said.

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Dinosaur Tracks Are Hiding Under The Tides In Australia

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:39am

Scientists say they studied thousands of dinosaur tracks during low tide, and this is what they learned about the history of dinos in Australia.

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Police: 'No apparent reason' for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:38am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said.

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Canada to legalize recreational marijuana by mid-2018: report

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:36am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals will introduce legislation in the coming weeks which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada by the middle of next year, reports said on Monday. Trudeau's Liberal caucus was briefed on the timeline for the proposed measure during a weekend meeting, public broadcaster CBC reported, citing unnamed sources.

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2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Legend Reborn (Again)

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:32am

Ford's answer to the SRT Hellcat and Camaro ZL1.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Release Date Confirmed After Recall

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:21am

The Galaxy Note 7 will soon be back on the market after Samsung was urged to deal with the recalled handset in an environmental fashion.

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2018 Buick Regal: A Buick We're Genuinely Excited For

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:07am

It could pack up to 300 horses and offer torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.

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The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a Year

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:04am

Spring cleaning season is here!

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Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Be Quicker Than Model S P100D

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:02am

The Tesla CEO also tweeted out new details on the upcoming, affordable Model 3 sedan.

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Apple is getting serious about selling AR smart glasses, report claims

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 11:02am

The notion of Apple releasing augmented reality glasses may have seemed ludicrous even a few months ago, but a new report from the Financial Times suggests that Apple is dead serious about making such a product a reality.

According to the report, Apple began investigating the feasibility and utility of developing smart glasses a little bit more than a year ago. Presumably, Apple's initial research in the area has been promising because the company is now eyeing the possibility of "taking it from a science project towards a consumer product."

As its engineers have become more adept at miniaturisation technology with products such as its AirPods wireless headphones and the iPad’s Pencil, AR seems to have overtaken Apple’s secretive car project as the company’s top priority for its next big launch, beyond the iPhone.

Previous reports have said that Apple's AR research team now boasts hundreds of researchers and engineers with broad experience in fields like Augmented Reality, head-mounted displays, optics and more. As a prime example of the talent Apple is attracting and bringing in-house, Apple last year hired Zeyu Li, a vision algorithm engineer from Magic Leap.

It's also worth noting that Apple CEO Tim Cook has been uncharacteristically effusive when discussing the potential for augmented reality. Given how notoriously tight-lipped Apple tends to be when it comes to discussing new technologies, Cook's willingness to heap unrestrained praise on the technology is definitely worth paying attention to.

Not too long ago, Cook said that Apple is "high on augmented reality for the long run" and that the technology may ultimately prove to be as impactful as the smartphone itself. In a similar vein, Cook said the following about AR during an interview on Good Morning America about six months ago.

“Maybe it’s something we’re talking about,” Cook said, “maybe it’s someone else here that is not here, present, but could be made to appear to be present with us. So there’s a lot of really cool things there.”

As intriguing as all of this is, Apple isn't likely to launch a pair of smart glasses for at least another year. A previous report from Bloomberg claimed that Apple a few months ago placed an order for “small quantities of near-eye displays from one supplier for testing" and that a finished product might appear on store shelves as early as 2018. That projection, however, might be a tad too optimistic.

Incidentally, Robert Scoble earlier this year claimed that Apple will eventually release a pair of Augmented Reality glasses via a not-so-secretive partnership with Carl Zeiss AG, a reputed German company with decades of expertise and experience in developing a myriad of advanced optical systems.

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Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 10:57am

A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations, including the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and on the Washington Monument grounds.

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Shrine Over Jesus' Tomb in Danger of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 10:40am

A shrine built over a cave that is revered as the tomb of Jesus is in danger of "catastrophic" collapse, according to a report by National Geographic. The shrine (or the "Edicule," as it is often called) is located within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. According to legend, Helena, the mother of emperor Constantine the Great (A.D. 272-337) visited Jerusalem in the fourth century and discovered the cave where Jesus was buried after being crucified.

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Singapore jails couple for starving Filipino domestic helper

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 10:38am

A Singapore court jailed a couple on Monday for starving their Filipino domestic helper, a case that highlighted what rights groups say is a common complaint in the wealthy city-state. Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, weighed just 29.4 kg (65 lb) in April 2014 after being given too little to eat for about 15 months, prosecutors said. Lim Choon Hong was jailed for three weeks and fined S$10,000 ($7,200), while his wife, Chong Sui Foon, got three months with no fine.

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Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 10:36am

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died.

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Lesbian and bisexual girls more likely than other teens to smoke

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 10:36am
(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents report higher rates of tobacco use than heterosexual teens, according to a U.S. study that also highlights gender differences in smoking habits.
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Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Some in the group ‘would vote no against the Ten Commandments’

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 10:34am

One of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus has resigned in protest of the hard-line conservative group’s opposition to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said that both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan reached out to the caucus and made changes to the GOP health care proposal several times. “No matter what changes were made, the goalposts kept getting moved,” Poe said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

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Sweden to offer compensation for transgender sterilizations

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 10:34am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's center-left government proposed legislation on Monday that would grant compensation to transgender men and women who had to undergo mandatory sterilization in order to have their sex legally reassigned.
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Foamix's acne drug misses main goal in key study, shares slump

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 10:06am
(Reuters) - Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said on Monday its experimental acne treatment failed to meet one of two main goals in a late-stage study, pushing its shares down about 42 percent.
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Now I Get It: What we know about Kim Jong Un and why North Korea is isolated

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 9:57am

Between North Korea’s recent missile tests and joint U.S.-South Korea military drills, tensions have been mounting since President Trump took office. Trump said, “I had meetings on North Korea, who's acting very, very badly. I will tell you he is acting very badly.” The “he” that Trump is referring to is North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at how he came to power and why North Korea remains isolated.

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New budget test puts UK on front line in global drug price fight

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 9:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Can society afford modern medicines? It's a question facing governments worldwide and nowhere more so than in Britain, where a new budget test due to take effect on April 1 threatens to throw up another hurdle to patients getting the drugs.
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