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Humanoid robot can recognize and interact with people

A humanoid robot which can mimic human expressions greeted visitors on Saturday (April 18) at a Hong Kong electronics fair. The robot head, known as ‘Han’, can also hold simple interactive conversations with the crowd. At the touch of a … Continue reading

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Mindfulness therapy as good as medication for chronic depression

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be just as effective as anti-depressants in helping prevent people with chronic depression from relapsing, scientists said on Tuesday. Depression is one of the most common forms of mental … Continue reading

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New U.S. mammogram guidelines stick with screening from age 50

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – New mammogram screening guidelines from an influential panel of U.S. experts reaffirm earlier guidance that breast cancer screening should begin at age 50 for most women, but they acknowledge that women in their 40s also … Continue reading

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Type, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting smoking

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Two new studies looking at whether electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit their deadly habit have found that while some of them can, it depends on the type and how often it is used. … Continue reading

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NASA Probe Circles Mars for 1,000th Time

NASA’s Mars-studying MAVEN spacecraft notched a spaceflight milestone this week — its 1,000th orbit of the Red Planet. MAVEN (short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) arrived at the Red Planet in September 2014 and began its yearlong study of … Continue reading

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NASA Probe Circles Mars for 1,000th Time

NASA’s Mars-studying MAVEN spacecraft notched a spaceflight milestone this week — its 1,000th orbit of the Red Planet. MAVEN (short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) arrived at the Red Planet in September 2014 and began its yearlong study of … Continue reading

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China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming

By Alister, Doyle,, Environment and Correspondent OSLO, April 13 (Reuters) – China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that … Continue reading

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China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming

By Alister, Doyle,, Environment and Correspondent OSLO, April 13 (Reuters) – China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that … Continue reading

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Giant Atom Smasher Revs up: Physicists Reveal What They’re Looking For

The world’s largest atom smasher is about to enter uncharted territory. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) underground ring in Geneva, Switzerland, revved up again last week at double its previous power. The humongous particle collider will … Continue reading

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Giant Atom Smasher Revs up: Physicists Reveal What They’re Looking For

The world’s largest atom smasher is about to enter uncharted territory. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) underground ring in Geneva, Switzerland, revved up again last week at double its previous power. The humongous particle collider will … Continue reading

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