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Jerry Turk 2021-07-22
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DeepMind, the UK-based, Google sister-company, has released a groundbreaking map of human protein structures developed with its breakthrough AI systems. That’s right, the company that taught AI to defeat humanity’s greatest chess and Go masters has turned its attentions to the greater good. And scientifically speaking, this is really good. What is protein-mapping and what do board games have to do with any of this? It’s really complex, but here’s the gist: proteins are the worker bees inside living cells. They do all sorts of stuff from maintaining your fluid balance to repairing damaged tissue and fighting disease. In short, proteins are…

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Jerry Turk 2021-05-17
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At an Ohio event, Gaetz denied accusations that he exchanged money for "naughty favors" - and instead called out "earmarks" for being corrupt acts.
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Jerry Turk 2021-04-10
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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
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Jerry Turk 2021-03-02
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Cuomo has built a reputation as a fighter but could go down through resignation or impeachment as he faces multiple scandals.
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Jerry Turk 2021-07-15
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Frugal PC gamers looking for phenomenal games with staying power under $20 should look no further.
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Jerry Turk 2021-05-13
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Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
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Jerry Turk 2021-04-08
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) A full assembly of human chromosome 8 has now been completed. Its DNA content and arrangement are of interest in primate and human evolution, in several immune and developmental disorders, and in chromosome sequence structure and function generally. This chromosome has a fast-evolving region with a highly accelerated mutation rate in humans and human-like species. Also, comparative studies with ape and macaque sequences are helping to chart the evolutionary history of the chromosome 8 centromere.
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Jerry Turk 2021-02-06
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Virginia is on the cusp of becoming the 23rd state to abolish the death penalty, the result of shifting political sentiments regarding the practice.
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Jerry Turk 2021-06-19
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Researchers try different approaches to solve problem of amplifying negative stereotypes.
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Jerry Turk 2021-04-28
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Mobile gaming is big business, and games like Battlefield Mobile and Diablo Immortal will highlight how the world was wrong to ignore its rise in the East.
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Jerry Turk 2021-03-08
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Here at Tech in Asia, we’re kicking off a full week of stories, showcasing some of Southeast Asia’s boldest, brightest, and most fearless women leaders.
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Jerry Turk 2021-01-15
Congress Holds Joint Session To Ratify 2020 Presidential Election
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GitHub employees are protesting the firing of a Jewish colleague who was let go two days after he warned co-workers in Washington, DC to stay safe from Nazis.

The employee was chastised for using divisive language, according to news first reported by Business Insider. Now, GitHub workers are saying “Nazi” repeatedly in Slack, in regards to the US Capitol rioters, to protest what is being perceived as unfair treatment.

“Others have already said so, but I just want to say it explicitly myself - I think that nazis were present at some protests on Jan 6, and that it’s very scary to see those ideas on display,” wrote one senior engineer in a 390-person Slack channel called #inclusion-belonging. “100% Nazis were there, and 1000000000% Nazis...

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Jerry Turk 2021-06-04
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The donation of 80 million doses will take place during June, with specific plans laid out Thursday regarding the first group of 25 million doses.
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Jerry Turk 2021-04-27
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In advance of her new book "The Menopause Manifesto," Dr. Jen Gunter spoke to Insider on the most overlooked aspect of women's health.
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Jerry Turk 2021-03-05
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Several orangutans and bonobos at the San Diego Zoo are being celebrated as the world’s first great apes to receive a Covid-19 vaccine that was made specifically for animals.

The four orangutans and five bonobos at the zoo received two doses of an experimental vaccine last month that was specially made by a veterinary pharmaceutical company, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, a nonprofit conservation organisation, announced Wednesday.

One of the orangutans who received the vaccine, Karen, was already a pioneer in animal health, as she was the first ape to undergo open-heart surgery in 1994, the organisation said.

The inoculations came after eight gorillas at the zoo tested positive for the coronavirus in early January. At the time, they were believed to be the first known Covid-19 cases among such primates in the US and possibly the world.

A spokesperson for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance called the vaccinations “a perfect case study” for potentially helping the global gorilla population as well as improving scientists’ understanding of the virus and its effects on apes around the world.

“Fewer than 5,000 gorillas remain in the wild, and, because they live in close family groups, researchers worry that if one caught the virus, the infection might spread quickly and imperil already precarious populations,” the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said in a release.

Zoetis, which developed the experimental SARS-CoV-2 vaccines for animals, said the vaccine was initially being studied on dogs and cats, but then researchers shifted to mink as infections spread among that species in Denmark and other countries. The company said it turned its attention to great apes following a request from the San Diego Zoo.

There was no way to know whether the apes would have an adverse immune reaction to the vaccine doses, but Nadine Lamberski, chief conservation and wildlife health officer at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, said enough was known about the risks beforehand.

“It’s not like we randomly grab a vaccine and give it to a novel species. A lot of thought and research goes into it — what’s the risk of doing it and what’s the risk of not doing it. Our motto is, above all, to do no harm,” she told National Geographic.

It’s also not unusual to give a vaccine that was tested and developed for one species to another since the vaccines are made for a specific pathogen and not species, Lamberski said.

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Jerry Turk 2021-01-09
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The social network says it took the rare action "due to the risk of further incitement of violence" after a deadly riot on Capitol Hill.
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Jerry Turk 2021-07-22
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DeepMind, the UK-based, Google sister-company, has released a groundbreaking map of human protein structures developed with its breakthrough AI systems. That’s right, the company that taught AI to defeat humanity’s greatest chess and Go masters has turned its attentions to the greater good. And scientifically speaking, this is really good. What is protein-mapping and what do board games have to do with any of this? It’s really complex, but here’s the gist: proteins are the worker bees inside living cells. They do all sorts of stuff from maintaining your fluid balance to repairing damaged tissue and fighting disease. In short, proteins are…

This story continues at The Next Web
Jerry Turk 2021-06-19
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Researchers try different approaches to solve problem of amplifying negative stereotypes.
Jerry Turk 2021-05-17
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At an Ohio event, Gaetz denied accusations that he exchanged money for "naughty favors" - and instead called out "earmarks" for being corrupt acts.
Jerry Turk 2021-04-28
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Mobile gaming is big business, and games like Battlefield Mobile and Diablo Immortal will highlight how the world was wrong to ignore its rise in the East.
Jerry Turk 2021-04-10
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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
Jerry Turk 2021-03-08
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Here at Tech in Asia, we’re kicking off a full week of stories, showcasing some of Southeast Asia’s boldest, brightest, and most fearless women leaders.
Jerry Turk 2021-03-02
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Cuomo has built a reputation as a fighter but could go down through resignation or impeachment as he faces multiple scandals.
Jerry Turk 2021-01-15
Congress Holds Joint Session To Ratify 2020 Presidential Election
Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images

GitHub employees are protesting the firing of a Jewish colleague who was let go two days after he warned co-workers in Washington, DC to stay safe from Nazis.

The employee was chastised for using divisive language, according to news first reported by Business Insider. Now, GitHub workers are saying “Nazi” repeatedly in Slack, in regards to the US Capitol rioters, to protest what is being perceived as unfair treatment.

“Others have already said so, but I just want to say it explicitly myself - I think that nazis were present at some protests on Jan 6, and that it’s very scary to see those ideas on display,” wrote one senior engineer in a 390-person Slack channel called #inclusion-belonging. “100% Nazis were there, and 1000000000% Nazis...

Continue reading…

Jerry Turk 2021-07-15
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Frugal PC gamers looking for phenomenal games with staying power under $20 should look no further.
Jerry Turk 2021-06-04
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The donation of 80 million doses will take place during June, with specific plans laid out Thursday regarding the first group of 25 million doses.
Jerry Turk 2021-05-13
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Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Jerry Turk 2021-04-27
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In advance of her new book "The Menopause Manifesto," Dr. Jen Gunter spoke to Insider on the most overlooked aspect of women's health.
Jerry Turk 2021-04-08
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) A full assembly of human chromosome 8 has now been completed. Its DNA content and arrangement are of interest in primate and human evolution, in several immune and developmental disorders, and in chromosome sequence structure and function generally. This chromosome has a fast-evolving region with a highly accelerated mutation rate in humans and human-like species. Also, comparative studies with ape and macaque sequences are helping to chart the evolutionary history of the chromosome 8 centromere.
Jerry Turk 2021-03-05
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Several orangutans and bonobos at the San Diego Zoo are being celebrated as the world’s first great apes to receive a Covid-19 vaccine that was made specifically for animals.

The four orangutans and five bonobos at the zoo received two doses of an experimental vaccine last month that was specially made by a veterinary pharmaceutical company, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, a nonprofit conservation organisation, announced Wednesday.

One of the orangutans who received the vaccine, Karen, was already a pioneer in animal health, as she was the first ape to undergo open-heart surgery in 1994, the organisation said.

The inoculations came after eight gorillas at the zoo tested positive for the coronavirus in early January. At the time, they were believed to be the first known Covid-19 cases among such primates in the US and possibly the world.

A spokesperson for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance called the vaccinations “a perfect case study” for potentially helping the global gorilla population as well as improving scientists’ understanding of the virus and its effects on apes around the world.

“Fewer than 5,000 gorillas remain in the wild, and, because they live in close family groups, researchers worry that if one caught the virus, the infection might spread quickly and imperil already precarious populations,” the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said in a release.

Zoetis, which developed the experimental SARS-CoV-2 vaccines for animals, said the vaccine was initially being studied on dogs and cats, but then researchers shifted to mink as infections spread among that species in Denmark and other countries. The company said it turned its attention to great apes following a request from the San Diego Zoo.

There was no way to know whether the apes would have an adverse immune reaction to the vaccine doses, but Nadine Lamberski, chief conservation and wildlife health officer at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, said enough was known about the risks beforehand.

“It’s not like we randomly grab a vaccine and give it to a novel species. A lot of thought and research goes into it — what’s the risk of doing it and what’s the risk of not doing it. Our motto is, above all, to do no harm,” she told National Geographic.

It’s also not unusual to give a vaccine that was tested and developed for one species to another since the vaccines are made for a specific pathogen and not species, Lamberski said.

Jerry Turk 2021-02-06
img
Virginia is on the cusp of becoming the 23rd state to abolish the death penalty, the result of shifting political sentiments regarding the practice.
Jerry Turk 2021-01-09
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The social network says it took the rare action "due to the risk of further incitement of violence" after a deadly riot on Capitol Hill.