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Researchers Look At Ancient Poo To Discover The History Of Infectious Diseases

As the TV show Scrubs once said, “everything comes down to poo”. This is true in sitcom land, but also in science.


Helpful Tips For Not Dying While Playing Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO can get you killed, and the Japanese government wants players to protect themselves from the worst-case scenario. When the game launched in Japan on Friday, the government’s National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) issued public safety tips to keep people from dying or getting into other trouble while playing the popular smartphone game.


This High-Tech Breathalyser Will Make It Impossible For You To Cheat On Your Rehab

The Soberlink Breathalyzer has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for medical use. The webcam- and GPS-enabled device allows rehab centres to remotely measure alcohol in a client’s breath, ensuring compliance with treatment.


Scientists Are Trying To Figure Out If There's A New Way You Can Get Zika

Zika is scary, but as long as we don’t travel to certain countries and don’t have sex with people who are infected, all is well, right? Nope, maybe not. Scientist are trying to figure out how a man in Utah got Zika when the state has no infected mosquitoes and he didn’t have sex with the infected person he was helping.


All That Data: What Health Researchers Can Do With Pokemon GO

Nearly one in five Australians use an activity tracking device daily or nearly daily. Of the people who use activity trackers, three-quarters are prepared to share that data, on the proviso that it is anonymously used for health and medical research.

This is where Pokemon GO — the wildly popular app that gets users out and about instead of behind their tablet or TV — has got the attention of the Australian health and medical researchers.


Marijuana Shown To Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer's

A new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, but claims that pot can prevent this age-related brain disorder are premature.


Google's Neural Network Is Now Being Used To Fight Blindness

DeepMind made a name for itself by building a computer that beat the world champion at Go (and freaked everyone out), but now it’s moving on to a project more likely to help the common man: Diagnosing blindness.


7 Fitbit Features You Need To Unlock

Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here’s how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.


The App Changing The Game For Soccer Referees

Soccer player and entrepreneur Simon Murphy is transforming the way soccer games are recorded with his newly launched app, RefLIVE, designed to digitalise the match day administration process for soccer referees.


Does A Weekend Of Binge-Drinking Make Your Cold Worse?

People who binge drink on the weekend take more days off work, but the cost may be more than just economic.


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