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Smart tattoo with biosensor ink can monitor glucose levels and more

Smart tattoo with biosensor ink can monitor glucose levels and more

Diabetics may have a better -- that is, painless -- way to monitor their blood glucose levels in the future: a smart tattoo that changes colors based on glucose levels. Such a technology is made possible via biosensor inks, which react to certain things related to the body and present that information visually using color. The inks don't have to be limited to glucose-based applications, though, also being presented with sodium-based and pH-based sensitivities.

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British Airways suffers major system failure, cancels numerous flights

British Airways suffers major system failure, cancels numerous flights

British Airways is having a bad start to this holiday weekend. The airline has announced that its computer systems are having problems around the globe due to a "major IT system failure," and as a result it's had to cancel a number of flights departing from the UK, as well as hundreds more being delayed.

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Postmates offers delivery drivers electric scooter rentals

Postmates offers delivery drivers electric scooter rentals

Postmates may be experimenting with robots to replace human delivery drivers, but a new electric scooter rental program shows it's not giving up on flesh & blood quite yet. The Postmates Zero-Emission Scooter Initiative offers drivers for the service to get access to a plug-in EV two-wheeler specially tailored for delivery purposes. Initially it's kicking off in Manhattan, NY, though the expectation is that, if a hit, it'll expand to other urban areas.

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Why LeEco has failed in the US

Why LeEco has failed in the US

Chinese company LeEco is set to layoff almost all of its US-based staff tomorrow, according to sources, as it restructures both its business and its focus to stave off total failure of its US brand. The revelation follows a leaked LeEco email calling workers at all three of the company's US offices to join a 'Town Hall Meeting' at 10AM PST tomorrow. Sources say that out of the 500 or so US employees LeEco currently employs, only 60 will be left.

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Science figured out the most nutritious way to cook mushrooms

Science figured out the most nutritious way to cook mushrooms

Mushrooms have long been a staple food item in the human diet, offering a wide array of nutrients alongside a bunch of filling fiber but a relatively small number of calories. As with most food, eating mushrooms raw is the best way to experience their full nutritional profile, but that's also the least tasty way to consume them. Researchers recently set out to find the best compromise between raw and cooked-to-ruin and the end result is the best (two) ways to prepare mushrooms.

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Faux caterpillars glued on plants shed light on predator activities

Faux caterpillars glued on plants shed light on predator activities

Caterpillars don't have many defenses against predators, and that reality results in the small insects more often than not becoming dinner for some larger creature. In order to shed light on the likelihood of these small critters being consumed, researchers recently glued a bunch of fake ones to plants in various regions around the globe. The faux caterpillars were made of a soft clay that would reveal bit marks and similar things if disturbed; those marks were analyzed once the faux caterpillars were recovered, helping illuminate the final moments such creatures face.

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3D-printed ovaries just enabled this mouse to give birth

3D-printed ovaries just enabled this mouse to give birth

A lab mouse has given birth to a new litter of pups, which in and of itself wouldn't be notable. The big deal here is how the mouse gave birth, or more specifically put, the physical alteration that made the seemingly impossible, well, possible: 3D-printed ovaries. This isn't the first time we've seen 3D-printing technology used for biological applications -- there are those 3D-printed eye cells, for example. This is, however, a milestone as far as reproduction-centric printing goes.

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Massive ‘sea monster’ carcass washes ashore in Indonesia

Massive ‘sea monster’ carcass washes ashore in Indonesia

The giant carcass of some creature being called a sea monster has washed ashore in Indonesia, stumping locals and renewing fear about the kind of beasts that may lie hidden in the depths of the ocean. The creature, which has been shown off on video, features pale white flesh that appears burnt on the surface, likely from sun exposure. Current estimates place the creature's length at a massive 50ft; no one knows the species at this time.

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Researchers find ‘warm Neptune’ with water in its atmosphere

Researchers find ‘warm Neptune’ with water in its atmosphere

Researchers have discovered a planet with an atmosphere that contains clouds foreign to the type we know as well as a 'strong water signature' and high levels of both helium and hydrogen. The planet is called HAT-P-26b, and it circles around a star that is about double the age of our own sun. Researchers with the University of Maryland and NASA describe this exoplanet as a 'warm Neptune' due to its similar size and the nature of its orbit relative to its star.

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Expanded US laptop ban could affect flights from Europe

Expanded US laptop ban could affect flights from Europe

Just when you thought the controversy has died down, the US manages to kick up the dust again. Nearly two months after it first enacted the contentious laptop ban aboard flights from the Middle East, the US Department of Homeland Security or DHS is now expected to expand the restriction to other countries. This time, however, the ban is European countries and could even affect flights coming from the UK, a staunch ally of the US.

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HandBrake server hacked: Mac users warned of trojan

HandBrake server hacked: Mac users warned of trojan

Popular video software HandBrake has been compromised and some users are paying the price. The company has revealed that one of its mirror servers was hacked and that the video software was replaced with a trojan. This apparently only affects the Mac version of HandBrake, and only those who downloaded the software from the download.handbrake.fr mirror server. The trojan was live from May 2 to May 6 before being discovered and removed.

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Deer caught on camera gnawing human bones is a first for science

Deer caught on camera gnawing human bones is a first for science

When most people think of deer, they imagine either something adorable like Bambi or something that exists mostly to destroy cars and backyard gardens. Few, though, think of a creature that would be interested in eating meat, let alone human remains. One such deer has bucked the trend, though, and was captured on camera by researchers rummaging through and otherwise gnawing on human remains in the wild, marking the first time ever such an observation has been made.

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