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Prolonged exposure to blue light may speed up ageing, study warns

Scientists have studied the effects of blue light on fruit flies (Getty Images/Cultura RF) Continued exposure to the blue light emitted from smartphones and computer screens could speed up the ageing process. Experiments on common fruit flies has shown prolonged exposure to this light spectrum impaired their mobility and caused their brain cells to deteriorate. …

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Juul, Under Heavy Fire, Pulls Fruit-Flavored Pods From US

In its latest effort to appease regulators, electronic-cigarette maker Juul said Thursday it would stop selling its creme-, fruit-, berry-, and mango-flavored pods in the US until the products have been reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration. The company will, however, continue to sell its popular menthol-based flavors, including mint. Juul has faced …

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Epic animal stand-off wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

This dramatic picture was won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 prize (Picture: Yongqing Bao/PA) An intense ‘battle for survival’ moment between a Tibetan fox and a marmot has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The winning action shot, titled The Moment, which captures a dramatic stand-off between predator and prey in …

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Everything you need to know about blood clots- Technology News, Firstpost

Tarun GroverOct 13, 2019 16:16:55 IST Recently, a 19-year-old boy in the city of Hyderabad suffered a brain stroke after playing a trending online game for hours at a stretch. The stroke occurred due to the stressful nature of the game, leading to the development of blood clots in the brain, a condition known as thrombosis. …

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California’s Power Outages Are About Wildfires—But Also Money

The red wind started to blow again this week—hot, dry gusts up to 75 miles per hour in some parts of Northern California. Usually, their arrival means wildfires are on the way, a recurring threat to life and property thanks to climate change and urban sprawl. This time was a little different, though. As The …

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These Astounding Performances Made Track’s Top Event a Hit

This is the third conversation between WIRED editor Nicholas Thompson and Knox Robinson, an elite runner and former editor of The Fader, about the IAAF World Championships of track and field. In their previous post, they discussed the medals and controversies rocking the running world. NT: Damn, damn, damn. That was a riveting track meet. …

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