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The Gatwick Drone Story Just Got Even Weirder, Sending Conspiracy Theorists Into Overdrive

The Gatwick drone story is already one of the strangest stories of 2018. In case you somehow missed it, here’s a quick recap.  Around 1,000 flights were canceled to and from London’s Gatwick airport between December 19-21, just in time for Christmas, after multiple reports of drones hovering near the airport. Sixty-seven reports, in fact.  The reports were taken very seriously as we have a pretty good idea of what would happen if a drone ever hit a plane mid-air. The airport has even offered a £50,000 ($63,000) reward for information that…

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There Are Five Different Types Of Insomnia, According To New Research

Restless nights and blurrier days are extremely common. Around one in 10 people suffer from chronic insomnia, but many more will experience it from time to time over the course of their life. It’s perhaps, therefore, not surprising to hear that insomnia can take on many forms. A new piece of research from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience argues that insomnia can be broken up into as many as five different categories. “While we have always considered insomnia to be one disorder, it actually represents five different disorders,” Dr Tessa…

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Mysterious Texas Canines Share DNA With The Critically Endangered Red Wolf

Although red wolves are critically endangered, their DNA may survive in other species. Researchers have discovered that a population of canines living on Galveston Island, off the coast of Texas, have unique red wolf genes that may have disappeared in the only known population of these animals. The discovery is reported in the journal Genes. The history of this species is not a happy story. Wild red wolves went extinct in the wild by 1980 and the only group that remains are the descendants of a captive breeding program. While they increased in numbers…

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The 10 largest US venture rounds of 2018

Three U.S. companies raised more than $1 billion in just one funding round in 2018, a year in which total deal value for U.S. startups is expected to surpass $100 billion for the first time. For the most part, it was the usual suspects, and yes, SoftBank was an accessory in many of these rounds. Here’s a look at the 10 largest venture rounds of 2018. Epic Games: $1.25 billion Travis Kalanick, co-founder and former chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., speaks during the TiE Global Entrepreneurs Summit in New…

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Smoking And Drinking Associated With Opposite Brain Features

Smoking and heavy drinking are often treated as being both similar and related. They’re both associated with addiction, have negative health effects, commonly occur in the same people, and those who partake often find doing one stimulates the desire for the other. However, it seems they are neurologically very different. Not only do their strongest associations occur in different parts of the brain, but smoking is linked to lower brain connectivity, while drinking is associated with higher connectivity. So, drink more and smoke less for a highly connected brain? Not…

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5 Phrases That Will INSTANTLY Make Your Kids Stop Begging

ShareTweet Take back control! Become A Contributor I was in the grocery store last week, listening to a multitude of beeps from scanners when a new sound caught my ears. It was a kid, a preschooler, whining and begging for one of those baby bottle suckers with the sugar inside. She wanted the cherry flavor. “Mommy, can I have this?” the little girl asked. “No, honey,” the mother smiled. “But mom, I don’t have one.” “We have plenty of sweets at home,” the mom reminded. “But I don’t have this one.” “I said…

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Stuff Christians Should Stop Doing

ShareTweet Here is some stuff Christians should stop doing. Become A Contributor 1. Telling people “I’ll pray for you” without actually praying for them. Guilty as charged. I can’t think of anybody who hasn’t done this at one time or another. And while most of us don’t actually mean to forget, it’s probably best that we just set aside time on the spot to pray for people. Are we really so busy that we can’t stop and pray for someone’s needs? We need to make sure we are fulfilling our…

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Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart

The Amazon boogie-man has every retailer scrambling for ways to fight back. But the cost and effort to install cameras all over the ceiling or into every shelf could block stores from entering the autonomous shopping era. Caper wants to make eliminating checkout lines as easy as replacing their shopping carts while offering a more familiar experience for customers. The startup makes a shopping cart with a built-in barcode scanner and credit card swiper, but it’s finalizing the technology to automatically scan items you drop in thanks to three image recognition…

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