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Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

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Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies with lambs, the researchers were able to mimic the womb environment and the functions of the placenta,… Read

Lifestyle

Cashless society getting closer, survey finds

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More than a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to go without cash and rely on electronic forms of payment if they could, and at least 20% already pretty much do so, a study shows. The study, which was conducted in 13 European countries, the United States and… Read

Food

Stuck for a side dish? Grab a few oranges and add toppings

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My mom was a wannabe urban farmer long before it was cool. Living in the city limits didn't stop us from growing our own veggies in a backyard garden that flanked a huge handmade chicken coop, where we raised hens for eggs. (I'll take this opportunity to apologize to our… Read

Opinions

Chaos and confusion, but some foreign policy wins for Trump

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When U.S. President Donald Trump ordered cruise-missile strikes on a Syrian air base shortly after this month’s chemical weapons attack, some Obama administration veterans were openly impressed. “ never would have gotten this done in 48 hours,” one of them told Politico. The strikes were the starkest demonstration so far… Read

New Products

Sony to launch high-speed, silent mirrorless camera

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Sony Corp will launch a mirrorless single-lens digital camera capable of photographing silently at high speed, targeting professionals and bird watchers who want to shoot without distracting their subjects. The new model, Alpha 9, can continuously shoot up to 20 frames per second with the help of a CMOS image… Read

Food

Turn an ordinary pudding cup into gourmet crème brûlée with this awesome trick

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While they’re both delicious, ordinary pudding and crème brûlée occupy opposite ends on the scale of dessert elegance. Pudding is a cheap, accessible snack that you can buy ready-made in cans or cups at any grocery store, and is commonly eaten while sitting on your living room sofa. Crème brûlée, meanwhile, is the sort… Read

Travel

Golden times in Golden Week Tokyo

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If you're planning to be in Tokyo over Golden Week, you will be spoiled for choice of what to do with special events in every corner of the city. Apparently many Tokyo-ites choose this week to go to the movies, but there's much more out there to see and do. Crying… Read

Lifestyle

Remnants of the British empire

South Kensington in West London, with its array of museums, is a veritable treasure trove of culture and learning, but even among such rarefied company the Natural History Museum stands out. Home to innumerable priceless objects and specimens, it is a must-visit for many heading to the UK capital. But… Read

Health

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots

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Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn. That’s because bacteria in the intestines interact with choline to produce a compound that encourages platelets to clump together and form clots. Choline is found in a variety of foods… Read

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What U.S. State Department can learn from musical ‘Hamilton’

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It hasn't been a good 100 days for the U.S. Department of State. Like the musical Hamilton’s orphaned title character, called out in song for being a “Founding Father without a father,” State is now something of an agency without agency. Not much of substance seems to be happening at… Read