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Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk brings original celebrity podcasts to Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk brings original celebrity podcasts to Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+ has added a new feature for those who want more spice in their stroll, with Time to Walk promising a new "audio walking experience" from celebrities like Dolly Parton and Shawn Mendes. Promising more engagement as you hit the sidewalk or the trails, the new system is much like a podcast, with Apple creating original content each week.

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Twelve bottles of wine went to space – now it’s almost time to taste them

Twelve bottles of wine went to space – now it’s almost time to taste them

Twelve bottles of wine that boldly went where no Bordeaux has gone before have returned from the International Space Station, with a tasting planned to see just how near-zero-gravity might have impacted them. The unusual cargo - along with 320 vine canes from the French region - was aboard SpaceX's Dragon when it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean this week, having returned from the orbiting research platform.

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Peloton stacked classes let you build a custom workout

Peloton stacked classes let you build a custom workout

Peloton is adding stacked classes to its exercise platform, finally allowing users to build custom workout routines that combine multiple sessions into one. The new system treats Peloton's on-demand classes much in the way that a physical gym would operate, with the ability to combine workouts focused on different parts of the body into one smooth-running session.

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Researchers turn DNA functions on and off using light

Researchers turn DNA functions on and off using light

DNA is the most fundamental building block of life on earth. All genetic information organisms need to function, grow, and reproduce are stored inside of their DNA. Biochemists from the University of Münster have developed a new strategy to control the biological functions of DNA using light. The breakthrough allows researchers to improve their understanding and control of different processes that occur within a cell.

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Cyberpunk 2077 epilepsy warning – CD Projekt Red promises fix

Cyberpunk 2077 epilepsy warning – CD Projekt Red promises fix

Earlier today, Game Informer published an alarming PSA regarding Cyberpunk 2077 and epileptic triggers within the game. As it turns out, there are number of epilepsy triggers present in the game, along with one that sounds rather major. Following that PSA's publication, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has announced that it will address these issues with a new warning in the game as the development team looks at a more permanent solution.

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Apple Fitness+ takes on Peloton and Mirror on December 14

Apple Fitness+ takes on Peloton and Mirror on December 14

Apple Fitness+ will launch on December 14, Apple has announced today, promising studio-style workouts you can do while still socially-distancing. Revealed earlier in the year, Apple Fitness+ is the latest in the company's subscription services, aiming to gnaw away at some of the home workout market currently dominated by Peloton, Mirror, and others.

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Amazon Pharmacy brings Prime power to medication pricing

Amazon Pharmacy brings Prime power to medication pricing

Amazon's attack on the high street continues, and now it's your medication in Jeff Bezos' sights with the launch of Amazon Pharmacy. The new service promises to do for your prescriptions what Prime has already done for, well, just about everything else in your home, with deliveries and a new "prescription savings benefit" for those paying for their drugs without insurance.

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Harvard study finds big benefits to 12-minute bursts of exercise

Harvard study finds big benefits to 12-minute bursts of exercise

A new study from the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has been published, and it found short bursts of physical exercise can have a significant impact on health. The research team describes in their paper that about 12 minutes of acute cardiopulmonary exercise affected more than 80 percent of circulating metabolites. Short bursts of exercise also impacted pathways linked to a wide range of favorable health outcomes identifying potential mechanisms that might contribute to a better understanding of cardiometabolic benefits of exercise.

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Virus behind Ebola-like outbreak in Bolivia found to have human transmission

Virus behind Ebola-like outbreak in Bolivia found to have human transmission

A virus behind a small outbreak in Bolivia has been found to include human-to-human transmission in healthcare settings, according to newly presented findings from the CDC and other disease experts. The Chapare virus has been linked to rodents, though the source of the infection ultimately remains a mystery at this time. A spat of surprise cases in healthcare workers first raised the alarm bells about human transmission.

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Poor memory linked to attention lapses and device multitasking

Poor memory linked to attention lapses and device multitasking

Stanford scientists can predict if an individual will remember or forget based on neural activity and pupil size. Researcher Anthony Wagner from Stanford University says that everyone has been frustrated at some point due to not recalling information and expressing it when needed. He says that science has tools to explain why individuals might fail to remember something stored in memory from moment to moment.

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Duracell’s batteries now taste terrible – and that’s great news

Duracell’s batteries now taste terrible – and that’s great news

You probably don't have the uncontrollable urge to put a battery in your mouth every time you see it, but then you're probably not a tiny child. Still, if you're the parent or caregiver of one offspring, the news that Duracell has made its smallest coin cell batteries less likely to be swallowed is worth paying attention to.

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New Peloton treadmill and bike expand range with new prices

New Peloton treadmill and bike expand range with new prices

Peloton has launched two new exercise models, with the new Peloton Bike+ and new Tread offering a more full-featured cycling experience and a new entry-level treadmill. Rumored last week, the two new models join rather than replace the existing bike and treadmill, with the current Peloton Bike now getting a price cut too.

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