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Ridiculous microwave myths you can stop believing – CNET

Wait! Don’t throw out that microwave! Colin West McDonald/CNET Delete those spam emails and hide those social media posts. Most of what you read about microwave ovens just isn’t true.  Here are just a few common myths and the truth behind them. Myth: Microwaves give you cancer Reality: This one comes from a popular email that’s been circulating for years. Microwaves operate using radiofrequency (RF) radiation, which is at the low-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. This type of radiation is around you day and night, whether you use a…

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Gaming 

I fell down some stairs and now I’m playing Final Fantasy XV on my phone – CNET

Square Enix My name is Sean, and last week, I fell down some stairs and messed up my leg. Then this happened: (Spoiler alert — A whole lot of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition) Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition’s intro cutscene was over before I got called in for X-rays, leaving me with nothing to do but tweet about it. I wasn’t completely sold, but the PlayStation 4 version of the game had dug its hooks in me so deep that it actually tricked me into buying Cup Noodles. Damn…

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Technology 

How quantum dots supercharge farming, medicine and solar, too – CNET

What if you could grow vegetables in half the time? What if a surgeon could see cancerous cells throughout an entire operation? What if solar panels could become significantly cheaper and easier to make? All of these improvements and more could come in the near future, thanks to the same tech that helps your TV create lavish and realistic colors. Quantum dots in TVs increase efficiency, create wider color gamuts and improve light output, and soon they’ll improve image quality even more. But that’s just the beginning. From medicine to agriculture…

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Science 

LIFE AFTER DEATH: Have NASA scientists discovered HEAVEN 6 QUADRILLION miles away?

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array –  or NuSTAR – was aimed at a pulsar (or neutron star) called PSR B1509-58 a staggering distance from earth. What they were sent back – from 17,000 light years  away – was a spectral vision of an outstretched hand – which has become known as the Hand of God. And the eerie image is so powerful that many online have speculated NASA had found Heaven itself. The ‘hand’ is believed to be the remnants of the star which went supernova and ejected an enormous…

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Top Stories World 

10 top science minds tell what new body part they’d like to have

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Evolution has given the human body some remarkable features and abilities — a powerful brain, a pair of eyes for binocular vision, the ability to heal wounds, and so on. But wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra set of arms? Or body parts that could regenerate? Maybe a blowhole so we could swim with our faces down — or gills so we could breathe underwater? Or maybe you’d like a USB port on your neck so you could connect your brain to digital…

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10 top science minds tell what strange new body part they’d like to have

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Evolution has given the human body some remarkable features and abilities — a powerful brain, a pair of eyes for binocular vision, the ability to heal wounds, and so on. But wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra set of arms? Or body parts that could regenerate? Maybe a blowhole so we could swim with our faces down — or gills so we could breathe underwater? Or maybe you’d like a USB port on your neck so you could connect your brain to digital…

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Science 

After his year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly talks tech, rashes, and science deniers

A couple of years ago, I got one of the juiciest TV assignments ever: To interview NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who was just about to lift off into space for a year aboard the International Space Station. That’s by far the longest any American has ever spent continuously in space. The idea was to study the effects of long-term zero-gravity living in space, in the name of preparing for a manned mission to Mars. (You can watch that CBS story here.) In 2105, I interviewed Scott Kelly (right) a few…

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Australian wallaby in ‘POLICE CUSTODY’ after causing TRAVEL CHAOS on Sydney Harbour Bridge

The wallaby was pursued by police cars and officers on foot across the famous landmark before being caught in a nearby park. New South Wales Police said: “Police have responded to an unexpected call for assistance this morning after a wallaby was spotted crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. “Officers from Harbourside and North Shore local area commands were called to the bridge just before 5am on Tuesday (6pm GMT on Monday) after the marsupial was spotted in lane eight on the northern side of the bridge. “Traffic controllers from the…

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Austrian minister promises crackdown on immigration with ‘very, very tough asylum policies

Herbert Kickl, a member of right-wing Freedom Party, was sworn in as Interior Minister last month and intends to beef up the country’s asylum policies. At a Council of Ministers meeting, Mr Kickl said the new government would quickly get to work on deporting migrants who had been denied asylum, local media reported. The new minister referred to figures from a 2016 security report claiming an supposed 13 per cent rise in criminal acts carried out by foreigners that year. Mr Kickl added the new government, a coalition between his…

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The NFL’s longest postseason drought is over

Getty Images They are going to party like it is 1999 in Buffalo on Sunday night. That was the last time that the Bills made it to the playoffs, but the drought has come to an end thanks to some help from the Cincinnati Bengals. Shortly after the Bills held on for a 22-16 victory over the Dolphins in Miami, Andy Dalton found Tyler Boyd for a 49-yard touchdown that put the Bengals up 31-27 over the Ravens. Baltimore’s final drive didn’t change that…

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