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Study finds antibiotics may interfere with vital vaccines in infants

Study finds antibiotics may interfere with vital vaccines in infants

A newly published study warns that antibiotic use in infants could interfere with the efficacy of five vital routine vaccines. According to Associated Professor David Lynn of Flinders University, administering antibiotics to infants before the age of 1 could change how their body develops immunity and responds to these routine vaccines.

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Skim Reaper is NYPD’s possible solution to ATM card skimming

Skim Reaper is NYPD’s possible solution to ATM card skimming

The New York Police Department is testing a new tool called the Skim Reaper that may help prevent ATM-based credit card fraud. Card skimmers are a growing problem impacting people around the world; the scam works by placing a physical skimmer on an ATM, then retrieving it later after numerous cards have passed through it. The same devices can be placed on gas pumps and other terminals.

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Utah tourists keep throwing dinosaur footprints into a lake

Utah tourists keep throwing dinosaur footprints into a lake

Utah's Red Fleet State Park near Salt Lake City has a big problem: visitors keep accidentally destroying precious dinosaur tracks. The tracks are imprinted in sandstone, which visitors keep prying up to chuck into a nearby reservoir. At least ten notable prints have disappeared in only six months due to visitors' actions, many of which may be gone forever.

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Google News gets an AI-driven makeover

Google News gets an AI-driven makeover

Google News is a handy little tool, and lately, it's been given a lot of attention over at Google HQ. It's about to get even more, as a new makeover for Google News was announced a Google I/O 2018 today. After a brief introduction by CEO Sundar Pichai today, Trystan Upstill took the stage to discuss the new Google News, which leverages Google's work in AI to offer a deeper perspective on the stories of the moment.

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Instagram music stickers feature appears in APK teardown

Instagram music stickers feature appears in APK teardown

Instagram may offer a music feature in the future, at least according to an APK teardown report that found hints of the change. According to the report, the Instagram Android app contains mentions of "music stickers," a way to search for songs to include with posts. The feature would apparently be offered under licensing agreements parent company Facebook has established with record labels.

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Google News overhaul will include video and improved load speeds

Google News overhaul will include video and improved load speeds

It appears that Google's News hub will soon be getting a big refresh aimed at improving load speeds and bringing in more features from YouTube and the Newsstand app. Google is said to have already been working with news publishers on the redesign, as it's expected to consolidate several Google services. It's not clear when the changes will go live, but the new design is expected to be unveiled next week at the Google I/O developer conference.

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GoPro Q1 2018 results show a glimmer of hope

GoPro Q1 2018 results show a glimmer of hope

It's no secret that GoPro has been struggling, but the company saw a glimmer of hope during its first quarter of the year. The company announced a very modest unit growth of 3-percent, an increase that unfortunately wasn't joined by revenue growth. The company saw a fairly substantial drop in revenue compared to its first quarter in 2017.

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GoDaddy takes down Richard Spencer’s alt-right website

GoDaddy takes down Richard Spencer’s alt-right website

GoDaddy has taken down the website AltRight.com over what it says were terms of service violations. The site, which was founded by white nationalist Richard Spencer, is still unavailable at this time. GoDaddy gave the site's administrator 48 hours to transfer the domain to a different host, otherwise it will be lost.

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Waymo driverless car crash reported in Arizona

Waymo driverless car crash reported in Arizona

A Waymo self-driving minivan was involved in a crash in Arizona this afternoon, though initial reports suggest the autonomous prototype was not to blame for the collision. Waymo is one of a number of companies running driverless car trials in the state, after efforts by Arizona's governor to encourage high-tech investment with easier regulations.

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Autodesk SketchBook Pro goes free: more tools at no cost

Autodesk SketchBook Pro goes free: more tools at no cost

Autodesk offers one of the best mobile applications for artists: SketchBook. The app is free to download and use, offering digital tools that cover all the basics: pen, pencil, market, brushes, and similar. However, serious artists had to pay for either a monthly or annual subscription to unlock better tools, adding a minor paywall. That is no longer the case.

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USDA: 35,000lbs of beef recalled over hard plastic contamination

USDA: 35,000lbs of beef recalled over hard plastic contamination

As if recalling 200 million eggs and a bunch of chopped romaine lettuce weren't enough, the USDA has revealed a voluntary of more than 35,000 pounds of raw ground beef. The recall was initiated by JBS USA Inc due to the risk of contamination with pieces of hard plastic. The potentially contaminated beef was sold in a variety of packaging, most of it under the Kroger grocery store label.

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Embryo-like structures made in lab using only stem cells

Embryo-like structures made in lab using only stem cells

Researchers have successfully created "embryo-like" structures in a lab using stem cells. The team was composed of researchers with the Hubrecht Institute and MERLIN Institute; they used mouse stem cells for the model embryos. According to researchers, the success will help science understand the earliest processes of life, as well as issues like diseases originating from the embryonic stage and infertility.

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