UK’s first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… advanced pump of its kind “Reliability of these pumps has been established for several years but blood handling is a problem. If they break up red blood cells or white blood cells or damage proteins then there is a cost of that.” The pump is commonly known as a ventricular assist device (VAD) and the one being developed in Swansea is called a MiniVAD. After being implanted directly into the heart, it is driven by an embedded electric motor and powered by a battery pack worn by the …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… minor tweaks to Facebook’s code can have make-or-break implications for media organizations, which typically rely on the 1.5 billion-user-strong platform for a vital chunk of their traffic. When Facebook rolled out its first major anti-clickbait adjustment in 2014, it managed to pretty much stomp out a whole cottage industry of exclamation-point-happy screaming headlines. The incentive to clean up advertising could prompt a similar gravitational pull away from certain types of ads that …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… anti-authority slogans such as No Police State in Barton Hill or ones promoting the far-right movement, the National Front. John Nation These guys produced a piece that was so vibrant, Nation said. It helped break down some barriers. Lots of these guys listened to hip hop, reggae and black-inspired music. Lots of the artists they looked up to were black, hispanic and Puerto Rican, but they were in a predominantly white area. Being involved in graffiti opened their eyes and helped to lower …

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Blue plaques: Who did you nominate for an award? – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… will also be commemorated at Hull’s Paragon Station – from where they took the train to meet the Thin White Duke in the 1970s. Q&A with Alfie Boe BBC Music Day is an annual celebration that aims “to unite communities and generations through their love of music”. More than 200 events will take place this Thursday, including a co-ordinated, country-wide bell-ringing performance at 19:00 BST. Schoolchildren in Bradford and Portsmouth will attempt to break …

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Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters

June 11, 2017

(CNN)A right-wing group protesting Islamic law, or Sharia, on Saturday clashed with counterdemonstrators in Seattle, Minneapolis and other cities. In Seattle, police used pepper spray to break up fights in Occidental Park, police spokesman Mark Jamieson said. Three people were arrested. …

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It’s ‘Wonder Woman’ weekend and Hollywood celebs are here for it, just like you

June 4, 2017

… William Moulton Marston was famously inspired by suffragists in the early 20th century (as well as erotic art). Diana Prince loses her strength if she’s bound up in chains so, in the early comics, “she’s chained up or she’s roped up … and she has to break free of these chains,” Harvard professor Jill Lepore told Terry Gross in 2014. “That’s [what Marston] would always say ‘in order to signify her emancipation from men.’” So it’s a …

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The definitive rules for being cool on Instagram and Snapchat, according to teens

June 3, 2017

… filter. “ESPECIALLY when you try and hide the flower crown filter at the top. WE CAN STILL TELL THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU NATURALLY LOOK LIKE,” says McArthur. OMG please, never sing According to New York-based Joey Ann, 19, this rule which applies to Instagram and Snapchat Stories is “the most important.” And, if you deign to break it, you “probably have no friends.” Ouch. “If someone has a super, super long story of them just singing in their car and …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

… later. When you miss out on going to a fun event with friends, you cant relive the stories that happened. So far, expanding your perspective and minimizing regret seem like good motivators for choosing experiences over things. 3.MaterialThings Add To Your Routine; Experiences break You From It But the problem with experiences is that theres a large degree of uncertainty. For this reason alone, we hesitate before signing up for something. What if we go on vacation somewhere only to hate it and …

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Roger Moore, Debonair 007 in Seven James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

… break the arm of the villain’s girlfriend, played by Maud Adams. “That sort of characterization didn’t sit easily with me,” Moore wrote. “I suggested my Bond would have charmed the information out of her by bedding her first. My Bond was a lover and a giggler. However, Guy was keen to make my Bond a little more ruthless, as Fleming’s original had been.” Photographer: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images “The Spy Who Loved …

May 24, 2017
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A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

… anything thats ever been in your iCloudeven if photos have been deleted. I sat down with the 28-year-old Aussie actress at a grocery market in Los Angeles for a longer profile of Palmer (Warm Bodies), whos poised to have a massive 2015 with starring roles in the Point break remake, Terrence Malicks Knight of Cups, and the thriller Triple Nine with Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. And, last but not least, shell star in The Ever After, a gritty love story she co-produced and …

May 21, 2017
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Dont Pass Go: AI Will Beat You at Pretty Much Everything

… against a robot. Sowhat games can humans win against AI and robots? Not ping pong. Or beer pong (unless youre looking to get wasted). Definitely not rock, paper, scissors. A robot will break your Rubiks cube-solving record, no problem. Our chances are pretty good at soccerfor now. Or maybe charades. Suffice it to say, we should enjoy winning the odd game of hearts against the computeror other humanswhile we can. And be warned: if you invite robots to your game nights, be prepared to lose. More …

May 21, 2017
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Facebook’s latest tweak could make using the mobile app way easier

Facebook's mobile app could be getting a streamlined new look.Image: lili sams/mashable The latest Facebook update could make it even easier for users to navigate through all of its extensive groups, pages, and feeds on the mobile app. The social network constantly tweaks its user experience to keep us sharing and liking all day it can’t afford for all of us to break away, after all. Some updates are major, like adding Stories, while other subtle tweaks aim to make the user …

May 16, 2017
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We should have listened to the broken teenagers – BBC News

… are concerned. A few years ago, an all-party group of MPs found that a significant proportion of children and young people have a profound lack of trust in the police. It should have acted as a wake-up call, but I don’t believe things are getting any better. When the human side of the police is shown, we always break down barriers and there are plenty of shining examples of brilliant police officers who do this week in week out. But we need more and we need leaders who set a culture in …

May 16, 2017
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CNN 10 – May 15, 2017

… witnessing a total solar eclipse. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: And one of those is likely to be one of the first stories we cover after our summer break. Our new season begins on August 14th, and exactly a week after that, on August 21st, a total solar eclipse is expected to cross the continental U.S. In fact, everyone in North America could notice when the sun is at least partially covered by the moon. For those in the passing shadow, the landscape will appear darker, the temperature could drop. …

May 16, 2017
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What It’s Like To Spend A Day In The Life Of The Women’s March Leaders

Paola Mendozas son did not want to put on his socks. He doesnt like to put on his socks, so every morning its like a 20-minute fight for his fucking socks, Mendoza said. The 4-year-old needed his socks for soccer camp, which was keeping him busy during spring break. Mendozas morning was already off to a rough start thesink got stopped up and a plumber couldnt come till the next day. Today I just did not have the patience for the socks at all, she said. I was so mad about the fucking socks. Her …

May 15, 2017
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