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Margaret W. 'Hap' Brennecke: Trailblazer

Life - NASA Image of the day - Margaret W. 'Hap' Brennecke was the first female welding engineer to work in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:13:14 - #nasa #newstidbits

Kingspan sets sail on plan to recycle 1bn plastic bottles per year by 2025

Enterprise - Silicon Republic - Irish building materials company Kingspan has committed to a target of recycling 1bn plastic bottles - many of them retrieved...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:13:09 - #supplychain #newstidbits

Gig workers need health & benefits. Catch is their safety net

Tech - TechCrunch - One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates, and the gig...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:13:10 - #android #retirement #newstidbits

Crashed Boeing planes were missing safety features that would have cost airlines extra

Tech - The Verge - The two crashed Boeing airplanes may have lacked safety features that were only available as expensive add-ons, according to The...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:13:08 - #boeing #newstidbits

Veteran tech journalist Dan Frommer launches his own subscription publication, The New Consumer

Tech - TechCrunch - Dan Frommer has worked at some of the best-known publications in tech and business journalism - he was editor in chief of Recode,...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:41:17 - #newstidbits

Facebook admits it stored 'hundreds of millions' of account passwords in plaintext

Tech - TechCrunch - Flip the "days since last Facebook security incident" back to zero.
Facebook confirmed Thursday in a blog post, prompted by a report...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:41:15 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Here's Why You Can't Trust What Cops and Companies Claim About Automated License Plate Readers

Infosec - EFF Deeplinks - Shopping Centers Shut Down ALPR Program After Denying Data Was Shared with ICE. New Emails Show ICE Did Access Data Through a...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:40 - #newstidbits

Mount Sinai and IBM researchers uncover key to greater efficacy in cancer treatment

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers from Mount Sinai and IBM reveal that the number of mitochondria in a cell is, in great part, associated with how the...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:34 - #ibm #cancer #newstidbits

World-Low 9% of Ukrainians Confident in Government

Life - Gallup Headlines - Ukrainians hold some of the most dismal views of their national institutions, including the lowest confidence in national...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:33 - #newstidbits

23 Subtle Ways Your House Might Be Making You Sick

Life - Reader's Digest - How your home can harm you
You probably know lead and asbestos are dangerous substances that can turn up in homes, but you...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:32 - #cancer #newstidbits

You Could Be Paying Less in Taxes With These 7 Strategies

Life - The Penny Hoarder - They say it because it's true: The only certain things in life are death and taxes.
While we're still working on the whole...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:31 - #retirement #newstidbits

Balance of two enzymes linked to pancreatic cancer survival

Life - EurekAlert - UC San Diego School of Medicine research sets the stage for clinicians to potentially one day use levels of a pancreatic cancer...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:30 - #cancer #newstidbits

Waxing Gibbous Moon Above Earth's Limb

Life - NASA Image of the day - The waxing gibbous moon is pictured above Earth's limb as the International Space Station was orbiting 266 miles above...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:29 - #nasa #newstidbits

Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer

Life - EurekAlert - An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. This is shown...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:28 - #cancer #newstidbits

The Baby Boomer Hierarchy

Life - Psychology Today - Many baby boomers are going through an evolutionary process, developing as human beings as they get older.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:27 - #boomer #newstidbits

Study: Protein linked to cancer growth drives deadly lung disease

Life - EurekAlert - A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:26 - #cancer #newstidbits

Inflation: The Silent Killer Of Retirement

Life - The Retirement Manifesto - How much have you thought about inflation as you prepare for retirement? If you're like most folks, probably not...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:25 - #retirement #newstidbits

Sniffing out Parkinson's disease

Life - EurekAlert - Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function....
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:24 - #parkinsons #brain #newstidbits

Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer

Life - EurekAlert - Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:23 - #cancer #newstidbits

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox

Life - Psychology Today - Exercise and Fasting Found to Clean Out Toxic Proteins Associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:43:19 - #parkinsons #alzheimer #newstidbits

11 of the Best Index Funds to Buy Today

Life - Kiplinger - The recent passing of Vanguard founder John Bogle was a great loss for the investment world. Bogle was responsible for introducing...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:43:18 - #retirement #newstidbits

Americans' Views of Israel Remain Tied to Religious Beliefs

Life - Gallup Headlines - Highly religious Americans, Jews and evangelical Protestants remain much more sympathetic to Israel than others in the U.S.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:43:17 - #newstidbits

Job Approval of Congress Reaches Two-Year High

Life - Gallup Headlines - The 26% of U.S. adults approving of the job Congress is doing is the highest for the institution since February 2017.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:43:16 - #newstidbits

Ingredients of a Happy Retirement

Life - Retirement - Only the Beginning - The retirement we ultimately decide to live is personal. Within the parameters of our individual financial situation...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:43:15 - #retirement #newstidbits

New class of drugs could treat ovarian cancer

Life - EurekAlert - A team of researchers across the University of Manchester have shown that a new class of drugs are able to stop ovarian cancer cells...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:43:13 - #cancer #newstidbits

Thinking of Paying for Long-Term Care from Your IRA? Think Again.

Life - Kiplinger - Chances are a big portion of your retirement savings are in pretax accounts like a 401(k) or IRA. If you need to tap those accounts...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:43:12 - #retirement #newstidbits

Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M

Tech - TechCrunch - The growth of Airbnb - and likewise other platforms like, VRBO and Homeaway for listing and renting short-term accommodation...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:41:38 - #ai #machinelearning #newstidbits

Disney now owns 21st Century Fox, X-Men, and most of Hulu

Tech - The Verge - After more than a year of working to get final approval, Disney's lengthy process of acquiring 21st Century Fox is finally done....
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:13:20 - #acquisition #newstidbits

Healthy food prescriptions could save billions in healthcare costs

Tech - Popular Science - A new study shows subsidized fruits and vegetables could also prevent millions of cases of cardiovascular...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:13:18 - #retirement #newstidbits

Firefox now automatically blocks autoplaying audio and video

Tech - TechCrunch - Mozilla today released version 66 of its Firefox browser. It features all of the usual tech updates and bug fixes, but there's...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:41:35 - #newstidbits

The Apollo 11 Press Kits are now online #NASA #Apollo #Science @NASA

EE - Adafruit Industries - David Meerman Scott has created a website,, with a wonderful online collection of press...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:41:29 - #nasa #newstidbits

What to do if you're forced to retire early because of health, job loss or family issues

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Poor health, a job loss, or familial changes could all force you into unplanned retirement. Here's how to handle...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:13:50 - #retirement #newstidbits

Bill Gates talked with Google employees about using A.I. to analyze ultrasound images

Media - CNBC - Tech - Bill Gates said that he spoke with Googlers on Monday in reference to a project related to ultrasound analysis.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:13:49 - #billgates #newstidbits

Harvard researchers say soda increases risk of dying from heart disease, breast and colon cancer

Media - CNBC - Business - The study adds to a growing body of research suggesting that sugary drinks can cause people to gain weight and possibly lead...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:13:47 - #diabetes #newstidbits

These are the 12 most common phishing email subject lines cyber criminals use to fool you

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Analysis of over 360,000 phishing emails reveals some common themes in phoney emails sent to businesses. Don't get caught out by...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:13:41 - #phishing #newstidbits

One-Third in U.S Blame Unusual Winter Temps on Climate Change

Life - Gallup Headlines - At the end of a winter when many Americans reported experiencing colder than usual temperatures, one-third blame unusual winter...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:49 - #newstidbits

Study finds promise in smell training to harness neuroplasticity and improve brain health in older adults

Life - SharpBrains - An impaired sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but 'smell training' could help (The Conversation):
"As we age, we...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:48 - #alzheimer #brain #newstidbits

The story of GARP: a potential target for cancer immunotherapy

Life - EurekAlert - In an article published in the March issue of Cancer Research, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina reveal how...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:47 - #cancer #newstidbits

UW team finds key to common cancer pathway

Life - EurekAlert - A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer researchers Richard A. Anderson and Vincent Cryns reports the discovery of...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:46 - #cancer #newstidbits

Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation

Life - EurekAlert - Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:45 - #afib #newstidbits

This Is Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Life - Reader's Digest - When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer, his fans were stunned. The cancer is incredibly...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:42 - #diabetes #cancer #newstidbits

'Back to basics' atrial fibrillation procedure could slash waiting lists

Life - EurekAlert - A day case catheter ablation procedure which includes only the bare essentials and delivers the same outcomes could slash waiting...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:41 - #afib #newstidbits

101 Short Quotes and Sayings about Life

Life - The Positivity Blog - Sometimes you don't have to use many words to get your point across.
In fact, keeping it short and simple can make what...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:40 - #acquisition #newstidbits

Even older Apple Watches could be effective at spotting heart conditions

Tech - Digital Trends - The Apple Watch Series 4 is known for detecting heart conditions like atrial fibrillation thanks to having an electrocardiograph...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:13:29 - #afib #newstidbits

A huge fireball exploded in the Earth's atmosphere and almost no one noticed

Tech - BGR - When a space rock comes speeding down towards Earth it usually makes headlines for obvious reasons. Even smaller objects that appear in...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:43:29 - #nasa #newstidbits

Greyp G6 hands on: The smart e-bike, redefined

Tech - Mashable - How smart can a bike get?
The Greyp G6, a battery-powered bicycle launched Friday, March 15, provides a new answer to that question....
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:43:27 - #newstidbits

Monopoly was designed 100 years ago to teach the dangers of capitalism - Have you played Monopoly lately? Or maybe snakes and ladders? These board games are examples of 100-year-old games that many still play today.
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:04:58 - #newstidbits

Easily Fold Useful Shapes With This Incredible Paper Template Library

MAKE - Sometimes a resource pops up that is just over-the-top in terms of it's usefulness. Template Maker by Maarten van der Velde is one an outstanding...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:04:56 - #maker #newstidbits

Weight Loss and Slow Metabolism Syndrome

Life - Psychology Today - Many factors can influence a slow metabolism problem. There are several simple things you can do to see if you have one,...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:04:45 - #newstidbits

Drowning in Parenting Stress? Here's What to Do About It.

Life - Psychology Today - Parents have always been stressed, but now we are drowning in it. A simple method can help us find a little peace and connect...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:04:44 - #newstidbits