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Watch: Ozzy Osbourne shares Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Jan. 21 (UPI) — Ozzy Osbourne is going public about his diagnosis with Parkinson‘s disease. The 71-year-old singer discussed his health, including his 2019 fall and his struggle with Parkinson’s disease, in a joint interview with his wife, Sharon Osbourne, Tuesday on Good Morning America.



Korean firm’s bio-capsule collects data from inside cows

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (UPI) — A South Korean biotech startup has found a new way for cows to communicate with their owners — through a swallowed capsule that can collect biometric data. The bio-capsule developed by uLikeKorea is based on “Internet of things” technology. It

Family therapy better for youths at risk for bipolar disorder

Therapy for the entire family might help kids and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder stay healthy longer, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Colorado and Stanford University studied 127 young people from ages 9 to 17. They



How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone X, XS and 11

If you’ve finally upgraded that old iPhone 6 to a brand new iPhone X or 11, you might be wondering how to take a screenshot. Previously, all it took was a simultaneous press of the side button and home button. But with the loss of



Maps Are Biased Against Animals

Type Serengeti into Google Maps. The screen immediately zooms in on a large light-green section of northern Tanzania, displaying a few man-made roads and a red border. The birds’-eye-view graphics identify the mile markers, topography, and glamping accommodations of the iconic Serengeti National Park with

Sonos Will Soon End Software Support for Its Older Speakers

Wireless speaker company Sonos has long boasted about making products built to last, despite fast-evolving technology standards that sometimes render connected devices obsolete. Now, the Santa Barbara, California-based device maker has to abandon some of its older products. Four of Sonos’s products are losing software

Making Public Transit Fairer to Women Demands Way More Data

Transit agencies may feel uneasy about sharing such information. Indeed, media coverage has focused on the inequalities brought to light in LA’s report, rather than the culture change it represents for the agency. “I feel like we have to some degree been punished for collecting



The Tiny Brain Cells That Connect Our Mental and Physical Health

When enlarged under a high-resolution microscope, microglia resemble elegant tree branches with many slender limbs. As they pass by neurons, microglia extend and retract their tiny arm-like protrusions, tapping on each neuron as if to inquire, Are we good here? All okay? Or not okay?—as

The Macabre Science of Mass Animal Die-Offs

Unfolding right now across swaths of Australia is an ecological catastrophe, as massive, turbo-charged fires reduce whole landscapes to nothingness. Tens of thousands of koalas had no way of escaping. Livestock lie dead in fields. Innumerable animals have perished, with many species likely pushed to

Buy 3 Titles, Get One of Them For Free (Including Games) on Amazon

Best Media DealsBest Media DealsThe best movie, ebook, and music deals from around the web, updated daily. Buy 3 item(s) Get 1 item(s) free | Amazon Amazon’s offering a buy-three-get-one-free offer on video games, TV shows, books, and movies. Here’s what they’re saying, “Add 3



Today’s Cartoon: Silver Screens

Tuesday, January 21, 2020. By Pat Byrnes, with cartooncollections.com. With the entertainment startup Quibi, Hollywood bets on a future of quick clips and tiny screens. Monday, January 20, 2020. By Farley Katz, with cartooncollections.com. While we’re asking questions, what are robots? The definition, it turns

AI Can Do Great Things—If It Doesn’t Burn the Planet

Last month, researchers at OpenAI in San Francisco revealed an algorithm capable of learning, through trial and error, how to manipulate the pieces of a Rubik’s Cube using a robotic hand. It was a remarkable research feat, but it required more than 1,000 desktop computers

Automated Solar Arrays Could Help Incinerate Global Warming

Plenty of days, temperatures in California’s Mojave Desert climb above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A measly figure. These 400 silvered glass panels, tucked into the western edge of that hot, hot desert, are there to generate heat 15 times that amount. And, ideally, to help cool



These Standing Desks Rise Above the Competition

Varidesk Proplus 30 Best for: Cubicle commandos When a workspace is already crowded with furniture, the best sit-stand option is one that converts any desk into a dual-mode station. The multitiered Varidesk holds just the essentials—monitor, keyboard, mouse. Your wireless phone charger, headphone stand, and

Upgrade Your Business Trip With These In-Flight Essentials

Sony WF-1000XM3 With up to eight hours of listening time per charge (and 24 hours of reserve power in the case), these brilliant-sounding buds make great in-flight companions. The noise-canceling system adapts to the environment, adjusting automatically to block out the snore monster in the

Six-World Sci-Fi: Reboot Democracy for the Digital Age

SWIPE UP TO VOTE FOR ME! —@dmcdev via Instagram Honorable Mentions: Twitter analytics determines 2040 presidential winner. Alan Grover Daniel via Facebook Randomly selected leader is Citizen 42034. @abhshkshtty via Instagram For the people. By the droids. Steve Fabian via Facebook Mathematics draws districts; cryptography



All the Cool Kids Are Using Tiny Clackety Keyboards

ZSA Technology Labs Planck EZ Glow The oddly labeled command keys flanking the Planck’s teensy space bar are the real space savers. They provide access to up to 32 different characters or functions per letter key. Plus, the Planck is ortholinear; the keys are aligned

Angry Nerd: YouTube Can’t Help You

Some call me cheap; I say I’m DIY-enabled. Occasionally I pay for it, like the time my motorcycle nearly combusted after I “fixed” the headlight. Maybe I should have consulted YouTube. Or not. Recently, the voice chat on my Xbox crapped out, so I searched

ASMR and the Soothing Power of Experts

Last summer the candymaker Reese posted a feature-length video on YouTube called Reese the Movie. In a Reese-orange room, five popular YouTubers sit around a Reese-orange table and whisper into their headsets about the pleasures of peanut butter cups. They compare notes on the best



The Blurred Boundaries of Work-From-Home Parenting

It’s 10:50 am when my Apple Watch dings. I lurch unsteadily to my feet. I spent the early part of the morning in a whirlwind, dressing, feeding, and packing my 2- and 4-year-olds off to day care and preschool. Then I returned home, plopped down