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disease

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On Safer Internet Day, adults ask teens for help

The annual event tries to quash bullying and cruelty among kids on the Internet by enlisting their peers.

By February 9, 2016

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Cure diseases and find alien life with your computer or phone

Your computer can link up with others around the world to solve life's mysteries.

By July 17, 2015

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Birth month may correlate to some diseases (bad news, October)

Columbia University scientists find correlations between certain birth months and the risk of contracting 55 diseases. Because birthdays aren't depressing enough on their own.

By June 8, 2015

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Human gene editing is about to happen, but don't freak out just yet

Commentary: A British research team has gotten the go-ahead to edit the DNA of a human embryo using breakthrough tech that could cure cancer -- or bring on a comic-book-style mutant apocalypse.

By February 5, 2016

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Amazon puts Zombie Apocalypse clause into terms and conditions

Technically Incorrect: In the fine print for a games-development engine called Lumberyard, Amazon allows itself a smile. Unless it knows something we don't, of course.

By February 10, 2016

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Oregon Trail game co-inventor talks pioneer survival and life lessons

In a new Reddit interview, Don Rawitsch reveals his thoughts about creating the educational and entertaining Oregon Trail computer game. Plus, his idea on how the game could become a movie.

By February 6, 2016

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Simple paper 'litmus' test detects disease, infection

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute have developed a simple, printed paper test that could be used for pathogen detection, including cases of ebola.

By October 28, 2014

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Google AI wants to dominate board games

A computer defeats a master of the ancient board game Go. Is Monopoly far behind?

By January 27, 2016

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Singaporean students create device to help fight Parkinson's symptoms

A group of students from the National University of Singapore has invented a device that helps prevent falls resulting from impaired walking associated with the disease.

By December 10, 2015

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Experimental Alzheimer's drug also seems to slow ageing

A drug tested on mice as a potential preventative against Alzheimer's disease had a range of unexpected anti-ageing effects.

By November 17, 2015