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Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed. The researcher investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influenced the snacks chosen by the study participants. They found that nearly 80% of the study participants carried at least ... Read More »

Developers ‘Have the Choice’ to Allow Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Support: Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft leave it up to developers to allow keyboard and mouse support It cites user accessibility and developer empowerment for this stance Some users feel that keyboard and mouse use in Xbox One games is cheating While native Xbox One keyboard and mouse support is yet to be revealed, that hasn’t stopped some from using third-party adapters to allow for keyboard and mouse ... Read More »

Facebook Says Not Its Job to Recruit Publishers for Content

In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebookexecutive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the “Code Media 2018” conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode, Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown said “her job is to make sure ... Read More »

Twitter to Soon Live Stream News in an Effort to Curb Misinformation

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter live-streamed footage from Miami’s WSVN 7 channel The media outlet was covering the shooting at a Florida school Twitter to partner regional news stations to select the footage In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users’ timelines, whenever a major incident takes place. In a ... Read More »

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Under nutrition in the preschool years is associated with hearing impairment later in life, a study suggests. Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 80 % of affected individuals live in low- and middle-income countries. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analysed the relationship between the ... Read More »

Why B2B Startups Fail – And How to Prevent It

Why do startups fail in the B2B world?  Any number of reasons.  Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, what you can do about it. The numbers are daunting.  Startup failure rates indicate 50% of small businesses are out of business within five years. However, rather than focus on the negatives, you ... Read More »

Finding the Batman: This bat genetic trait holds secret to longevity

Bats are the longest-living mammals relative to body size, and a species called the greater mouse-eared bat lives especially long. Researchers now have unlocked some of this bat’s longevity secrets, with hints for fighting the effects of aging in people. Scientists said on Wednesday that unlike in people and most other animals, in this bat species the structures called telomeres ... Read More »

Neurotherapy coming to ROK Health & Fitness aims to ‘train your brain, change your life’

Mike Hawksby, right, who owns ROK Health & Fitness with Robert D’Urso, discovered neurotherapy after he sustained a head injury in a car crash. He is hoping to bring the practice into his gym in the near future. MIKE SMOLLINS/HERALD While driving to work in August 2017, ROK Health & Fitness owner Mike Hawksby was losing consciousness behind the wheel. ... Read More »

Smokers, beware: One cigarette a day can do great damage to your heart

For people who think that smoking only one or two cigarettes a day carries little cardiovascular risk, a new study maintains the only way to reduce risk is to quit. Smoking just one cigarette daily is associated with a “much greater than expected” increase in risk for coronary heart disease, researchers conclude in the latest study by British medical journal. ... Read More »

Telegram, Telegram X Return to Apple App Store Hours After Removal

HIGHLIGHTS Telegram, Telegram X were removed citing “inappropriate content” CEO said that Telegram was working to put “protections in place” The apps were back within a few hours of removal After a brief disappearing act, popular messaging apps Telegram and Telegram X are now back on the Apple App Store. Both apps had been removed from the App Store on Thursday following the presence of inappropriate content, ... Read More »