Opioid overdose deaths are rising. Can we make less addictive painkillers?

Opioids are the most powerful painkillers we have, but they’re incredibly addictive. Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose every year. Will we ever have drugs that are just as good at getting rid of pain but without the risk of addiction and overdose? Reactions is a video series […] The post Opioid overdose deaths are rising. Can we make less addictive painkillers? appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Mammograms and the COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know

Some women who have gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 have noticed a startling development ― lumps that in the past might have meant cancer. As health care providers stress the need to get back on track with regularly scheduled exams, they also want women to know how the COVID-19 vaccine might affect both the timing and […] The post Mammograms and the COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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What you need to know about blood clots

Your blood is an amazing, multi-purpose substance. It flows continuously through the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to your cells. But if you get a scrape or cut, some of this flowing liquid quickly turns to a protective clot. Clots are tangles of molecules and blood cells that clump together. They help prevent blood loss […] The post What you need to know about blood clots appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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This widely used mental health drug may harm the brain

In a recent study from several North American centers, researchers found that a commonly used anti-psychotic medication was linked to adverse changes in brain structure. This study is the first in humans to evaluate the effects of this type of medication on the brain using a gold-standard design and advanced brain imaging techniques. The study […] The post This widely used mental health drug may harm the brain appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10X, its Chrome OS competitor

Windows 10X, Microsoft‘s Chrome OS competitor that was announced in 2019 alongside the Surface Neo, has apparently been shelved, according to a report from Petri. While it’s not clear if Microsoft has completely abandoned the project, it’s not arriving this year and the “company has shifted resources to Windows 10 and 10X is on the back burner,” according to Petri’s sources. Microsoft has a long and messy history of trying to make ‘light’ versions of Windows that are optimized for mobile devices. First was the awful Windows RT, the Windows 8-era OS optimized for ARM processors, and then Windows 10 S… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Simple bank shutdown goes awry leaving customers without account access

The online bank Simple shut down on Saturday and was supposed to seamlessly transition customers’ accounts over to its parent company, BBVA. But instead, many users found themselves unable to access their bank account at all, as BBVA’s website returned an assortment of error messages, from “system error” to warnings that their account information was mismatched. The transition has gone so poorly that BBVA’s US website now opens on a large red banner warning users of extended customer service wait times. Anyone who visits the Simple transition page will see a different red banner, apologizing for the issues. “To Simple customers converting to BBVA: This has not been a good… Read More

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Clubhouse has officially launched its Android app (starting with the US)

It was just a few days ago that Clubhouse, the audio-first social network, announced it was testing an Android version of its rapidly-growing app with a small number of users in a closed beta. It turns out we didn’t have to wait long for a wider rollout: a beta version of the app is now rolling out widely right in the Google Play Store, although it’s currently limited to users in the US. To be clear, you’ll still need an invite to participate in conversations, but you weren’t able to use it at all without an iOS device previously. If you… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Melinda Gates reportedly consulted with divorce lawyers since 2019

The news: Melinda Gates has been working with divorce lawyers since 2019, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Bill and Melinda Gates last week announced a decision to end their marriage after 27 years. The details: It’s still unclear what caused the split, but WSJ and The Daily Beast reported on how Melinda Gates was concerned with her husband’s connection to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Daily Beast reported last week that Melinda Gates, a prominent supporter of women and girls’ rights, was “furious” after she and Bill met with Epstein in 2013. When details emerged of the reported connections between Bill Gates and Epstein, a… Read More

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Melinda Gates was reportedly seeking to divorce Bill Gates since at least 2019

Summary List Placement Melinda Gates has been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before deciding to split up from Bill Gates, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The two have been married for 27 years and announced on May 3 that their union would come to an end. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” a joint statement posted to Twitter said. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.” The decision rocked… Read More

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is literally launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to the Moon

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket in February 2021. | Photo: SpaceX SpaceX is now accepting Dogecoin, and it’ll be paid exclusively in the cryptocurrency to launch an upcoming satellite named DOGE-1 to — yes — the Moon. The DOGE-1 is a cubesat meant to acquire “lunar-spatial intelligence” using onboard cameras and sensors. It’s being sent and paid for by a company named Geometric Energy Corporation, and it’ll be flown up on a Falcon 9 rocket in the first quarter of 2022. Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that started out as a goofy meme and is now a somewhat more valuable goofy meme, has been on the rise lately, with enough trading… Read More

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Why software’s subscription model is ‘dying’ and usage-based pricing is the ‘next wave’ for cloud services

Summary List Placement The shift away from buying boxed software to subscriptions was one of the biggest innovations of the cloud era to-date, but there’s a new model that’s winning converts and disrupting the status quo.  Usage-based pricing, where companies charge customers based on their precise usage — like their per-second compute power consumption or their exact amount of storage — has been gaining steam.  It’s a vastly different approach from the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, popularized in Silicon Valley over the past decade and used by software heavyweights like Adobe, Salesforce, Slack, and Zoom, where companies charge customers per user every month or every year.  Snowflake, Twilio, and Stripe —… Read More

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