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Randomized Trial on Gender in Overwatch

A recurring discussion in Overwatch (as well as other online games) is whether or not women are treated differently from men. If you do a quick search, you can find hundreds of discussions about this, some of which have well over a thousand comments. These discussions tend to go the same way and involve the…
Starz free trial: how to stream shows and movies on-demand for a discount

Starz free trial: how to stream shows and movies on-demand for a discount

Home How-to (Image credit: Starz) Of all the premium streaming services out there, Starz might be the stingiest when it comes to handing out free trials of its service.Sure, you can sign up for a discounted rate on its website – which we recommend if you know you definitely will be watching for more than…
New York hospitals will trial using antibodies to treat coronavirus cases

New York hospitals will trial using antibodies to treat coronavirus cases

Test case — It's a relatively simple means of potentially helping the worst cases. John Timmer - Mar 27, 2020 9:21 pm UTC Enlarge / The machine at right can separate out blood plasma and simultaneously return red blood cells to the donor.Mikhail Tereshchenko/Getty ImagesBack in our exhaustive review of potential treatments for SARS-CoV-2 infections,…
FDA and NIH let clinical trial sponsors keep results secret and break the law

FDA and NIH let clinical trial sponsors keep results secret and break the law

DAVIDE BONAZZI/SALZMAN ART By Charles PillerJan. 13, 2020 , 11:00 AM For 20 years, the U.S. government has urged companies, universities, and other institutions that conduct clinical trials to record their results in a federal database, so doctors and patients can see whether new treatments are safe and effective. Few trial sponsors have consistently done…
Elon Musk’s ‘Pedo Guy’ Trial, Uber’s Crime Report, and More Car News This Week

Elon Musk’s ‘Pedo Guy’ Trial, Uber’s Crime Report, and More Car News This Week

Zero-Gravity Tire Swap of the WeekThe awards go to the Red Bull Formula 1 team, which changed a tire within an Ilyushin II-76 MDK cosmonaut training plane—aka a “vomit comet”—in, yes, zero gravity. The team has the world record for tire swaps on land, at 1.82 seconds, and it did not come close to beating…
Elon Musk wins defamation trial over ‘pedo’ remarks

Elon Musk wins defamation trial over ‘pedo’ remarks

A lawyer representing Vernon Unsworth called Elon Musk a "billionaire bully," and sought up to $190 million in damages but a jury decided in the CEO's favor anyway. They ruled that his series of tweets last year that referenced Unsworth as a "pedo guy" and promised a "signed dollar" if it was true were not…
Elon Musk will go to trial over “pedo guy” tweets, judge rules

Elon Musk will go to trial over “pedo guy” tweets, judge rules

Elon Musk’s request to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a caver was denied by a Los Angeles judge today, Bloomberg reported. The defamation suit centers on tweets where Musk called the caver, Vernon Unsworth, a “pedo guy.” Musk also sent emails to BuzzFeed journalist Ryan Mac, which are now part of the case. A…
Small Trial Reverses a Year of Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline in Just Two Months

Small Trial Reverses a Year of Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline in Just Two Months

(Arendash et al., 2019, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease) In the ongoing efforts to control and treat Alzheimer's, one of the more promising avenues of research is using electromagnetic waves to reverse memory loss – and a small study using this approach has reported some encouraging results. The study only involved eight patients over a period…
At trial, women say they were tricked and coerced into Internet porn

At trial, women say they were tricked and coerced into Internet porn

GirlsDoLawsuit — "My whole town back home knows," one alleged victim said. "This ruined my life." Timothy B. Lee - Aug 31, 2019 11:30 am UTC Anca Gabriela Rafan / EyeEm / GettyAlmost two dozen women say they were tricked into appearing in pornographic videos on the prominent porn site GirlsDoPorn. They sued the owner…
A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence From a Genealogy Site

A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence From a Genealogy Site

William Earl Talbott II became a suspect in a double murder after the police got a lead from a genetic genealogy service. His trial is the first to arise from that new sleuthing method.Charles Biles/Skagit Valley Herald/APSince the mid-1990s, DNA has been used to identify suspects in nearly 400,000 police investigations. Today, the national criminal…

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Original Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang may sell for a cool $4million by owner whose father bought it for just $3,500 in 1974A car owner may get as much as $4million for the green Mustang made famous in the 1968 movie Bullitt starring Steve McQueenThe dark-green Ford Mustang fastback is expected to break records when it…

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