A mysterious polio-like disease has sickened as many as 127 people in the U.S.

A mysterious polio-like disease has sickened as many as 127 people in the U.S.

U.S. health officials are investigating an outbreak of a mysterious, polio-like disease that causes weakness in one or more limbs.
The rare disease — acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM — has sickened 62 people, mostly children, in 22 states so far this year and is suspected in 65 more cases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced October 16.
Starting with an outbreak of 120 cases that brought the disease to national attention in 2014, close to 400 cases have been confirmed in the United States.
Even so, the CDC recommends that patients who develop sudden weakness in their arms or legs seek immediate medical care.
Children with AFM often start with a fever and respiratory illness before suddenly losing the ability to move one or more of their limbs.
The paralysis can worsen quickly, which is why doctors recommend getting medical care at the first sign of unusual limb weakness.
However, testing has shown that the U.S. cases since 2014 have not been caused by poliovirus.
Doctors will try to relieve symptoms and may recommend physical or occupational therapy for muscle weakness.
That still isn’t known.
Some patients who develop AFM recover; but many others have continued weakness and need ongoing medical care.

800 hiring managers reveal their job search tips

800 hiring managers reveal their job search tips

You got the interview.
NetQuote decided to ask 800 hiring managers what, to them, makes for a successful interview.
About your resume If you’ve got an interview already, you may be past the resume phase, at least for this job.
Getting your resume’s image right According to NetQuotes’ respondents, when racing through a bunch of resumes, your story’s visual presentation can prove to be an instant turn-on, or -off.
Is a long resume impressive or a problem?
Different strengths matter to different industries, and this shows the three most important strengths in each type of operation.
Who’d guess that the industry that most values creativity is the legal industry?
The importance, or not, of follow-up Hiring managers also have feeling about your actions after the interview.
Forewarned is forearmed Whether you’re heading into the hot seat in the near future, or just hoping to be asked to interviews, you now have some insight as to what the interview process looks like to hiring managers.
Now go and get that job!

A cartography of consciousness – researchers map where subjective feelings are located in the body

A cartography of consciousness – researchers map where subjective feelings are located in the body

“How do you feel?”
In 2014, Nummenmaa and his colleagues published bodily maps of emotions showing the distinct bodily sensations associated with six basic emotions, such as anger, fear, happiness and sadness, and seven complex emotional states, such as anxiety, love, pride, and shame.
Building on this earlier work, for their new research they recruited 1,026 participants and asked them to complete an online survey designed to assess how they perceive 100 “core” subjective feelings, compiled from the American Psychological Association’s Dictionary of Psychology, ranging from homeostatic states such as hunger and thirst, to emotional states such as anger and pleasure, and cognitive functions such as imagining and remembering.
In another online experiment, Nummenmaa and his colleagues asked the participants to indicate exactly where in the body they felt each state, by colouring in a blank body shape, allowing them to map the bodily sensations associated with the each of the 100 core feelings.
The maps showed that, despite the similarities, each core feeling was associated with a unique set of bodily sensations.
That both anger and fear were associated with intense bodily sensations in the head and chest adds to past work showing that both these emotions involve remarkably similar physiological changes to the body, and further explains why we usually have to depend on context to help us interpret the emotional meaning of our sensations.
The new results provide yet more evidence for the emerging idea that the body plays a crucial role in cognitive and emotional processes – something which has, until very recently, been overlooked. “In other words,” says study co-author Riita Hari, “the human mind is strongly embodied.”
Mo trained as a developmental neurobiologist and now works as a freelance writer specialising in neuroscience.
This article was originally published on BPS Research Digest.

Stephen Hawking: “There is no God. No one directs the universe.”

Stephen Hawking: “There is no God. No one directs the universe.”

Hawking’s final book is geared toward a popular audience.
Each of the book’s 10 chapters is posed as a question, such as “How did it all begin?”
Hawking claims there is no God, time travel could be possible and intelligent aliens exist.
The final book from Stephen Hawking, the late theoretical physicist and cosmologist, was released Tuesday under the title Brief Answers to the Big Questions.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions is divided into 10 chapters, each of which is posed as a question: “What is inside a black hole?
and “Is there a God?”
Hawking’s answer to the God question is a resounding “no.” “There is no God.
Hawking touched upon the existence of alien life.
In essence, this book – especially the final chapter “How do we shape the future?”

How to Install Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Chrome

How to Install Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Chrome

Chrome 70, available now, lets you install “Progressive Web Apps,” or PWAs, on Windows.
When you visit a website with a PWA, like Twitter or Spotify, you can now “install” it to make it behave more like a normal desktop application.
Progressive Web Apps are web apps that behave more like native apps.
You can “install” them to give them a dedicated window and shortcut on your PC.
To install a PWA, you’ll first need to visit a website that offers one.
Currently, very few websites offer PWAs.
When you’re on a website that offers a PWA, you can click menu > Install [App Name] to install it.
If you don’t see this option, the website you’re visiting doesn’t offer a PWA.
To uninstall the PWA, click the menu button at the top of the app’s window and click “Uninstall [App Name].” By the way, this Twitter app is the same PWA that’s offered when you install Twitter through the Store on Windows 10.
If you’re a Mac or Linux user, you can test this feature today by enabling the #enable-desktop-pwas flag.

Ultra-Light Gloves Let Users ‘Touch’ Objects in Virtual Reality – and We May Soon Have Entire Suit

Ultra-Light Gloves Let Users ‘Touch’ Objects in Virtual Reality – and We May Soon Have Entire Suit

Engineers and software developers around the world are seeking to create technology that lets users touch, grasp and manipulate virtual objects, while feeling like they are actually touching something in the real world.
Researchers have just made a major step toward this goal with a new glove, which is not only lightweight – under 8 grams (0.3 ounces) per finger – but also provides feedback that is extremely realistic.
It also has the potential to run on a very small battery.
That, together with the glove’s low form factor (only 2 mm thick), translates into an unprecedented level of precision and freedom of movement.
The strips are separated by a thin insulator.
When the user’s fingers come into contact with a virtual object, the controller applies a voltage difference between the metal strips causing them to stick together via electrostatic attraction – this produces a braking force that blocks the finger’s or thumb’s movement.
For now, the glove is powered by a very thin electrical cable, but thanks to the low voltage and power required, a very small battery could eventually be used instead.
LOOK: Depressed by Cable News Playing in Public Everywhere, He Designed Glasses That Black Out Screens “The system’s low power requirement is due to the fact that it doesn’t create a movement, but blocks one,” explains Shea.
The next step will be to scale up the device and apply it to other parts of the body using conductive fabric so that the researchers could eventually design an entire suit as well.
The technology could also be applied in augmented reality,” says Shea.

10 Quotes from R.L. Stine to Celebrate His 75th Birthday

10 Quotes from R.L. Stine to Celebrate His 75th Birthday

I’d have to park my bike in the garage after dark, and I always thought something would be lurking in the garage.
It helped me out later, because now, when I write these scary books for kids, I can think back to that feeling of panic.
Most authors get an idea for a story and they start to write it, and then later they think of a title.
So before I start to write, I know everything that’s going to happen in the book.
Meeting a hero “A few years ago I got to meet Ray Bradbury for the first time, and it’s so hard to meet your heroes!
We shook hands and he said, ‘Well, you’re a hero to a lot of other people!’ It was such a nice thing to say.
You can tell I don’t like cats—because I’ve written so many books with evil cats.
When I write for kids it has to be kind of believable, but they also have to know it’s a fantasy.
I actually had to do research on things like vegetation on the Outer Banks.” Keep up the great work, Mr. Stine!
You keep writing them, we’ll keep reading them!

6 Fan Theories About ‘Friends’ That Will Make You Stop and Think

6 Fan Theories About ‘Friends’ That Will Make You Stop and Think

Whether in first run or re-runs on TBS, generations of television viewers have watched and loved (or hated) Friends.
We discuss it, we reference it in pop culture, and whether you enjoyed it or not – or thought you did until you realized Ross is the worst kind of man – there’s no way to escape the long-reaching arm of Friends in one way or another.
In fact, plenty of people have spent their spare time thinking a little too hard about everyone’s favorite New Yorkers, and have come up with these 6 theories that just might change the way you think about everything.
Mr. Heckles was murdered.
Well, according to one Redditor, Mr. Heckles was killed by his “dinner party” guest and his mysterious claim about his birds being disturbed by their noise was a last-second plea for help.
There’s a photo on the front of the Season 4 DVD box where the entire cast is asleep – except for Rachel who is wide awake right in the middle.
It ignited discussion, much of which centered on the idea that Rachel might have dreamed the entire show.
Here’s the reason they always got “their” table at Central Perk.
Any new theories come to mind for you after reading through these?
I’m all ears!

Long Pepper

Long Pepper

Today, a shaker of black pepper is found on table settings all across the world.
But for thousands of years, there was another contender for adding spice to food.
As opposed to the small spheres of black pepper, the long pepper is, aptly, long and conical, with tightly-clustered peppercorns.
These peppercorns are sun-dried and then either used whole, crushed with a mortar and pestle, or broken up and used in a spice grinder.
Their flavor is similar to black pepper but with more complexity.
The long pepper hails from India.
In fact, its Sanskrit name, pippali, is the predecessor to the word pepper.
Long pepper was a popular spice in ancient Greece and Rome, and later spread to greater Europe, where it was used in cooking and to make the mulled medicinal wine hippocras until the 1500s.
Due to the challenge of growing the plant outside its native home, and the subsequent higher price, long pepper gradually became less popular than black pepper.
The more affordable and easier-to-grow Indonesian variety of long pepper (Piper retrofractum) is often sold as Indian long pepper.

Makers Designing, Fabricating Their Own Tool Bags

Makers Designing, Fabricating Their Own Tool Bags

I love the idea of making your own everyday carry (EDC) bag.
Years ago, Adam Savage designed and made his own bag, the EDC One.
This year, he improved upon that design, did a One Day Build to construct his EDC Two, and even released plans for sale for others to make their own versions of these bags.
Other YouTubers accepted the challenge.
Here are two versions of the bags, from YT makers Ellen, of Crafts with Ellen, and Miles, from Making with Miles.
You can get the plans for Adam’s bags here.
You can also buy bags from him if you don’t feel like making one yourself.
He’s documenting his design and testing process and looking for input from other cooks and makers.
If you’ve made your own EDC/tool bag, we’d love to see it.
Please post an image in the comments below.

How to Stop Chrome From Automatically Signing You Into the Browser

How to Stop Chrome From Automatically Signing You Into the Browser

With Chrome 69, Google began automatically signing you into the Chrome browser whenever you signed into a Google website like Gmail.
We don’t think most Chrome users will care about this.
But, if you do care, Google now gives you a choice.
And that’s good news.
To find this new option, click menu > Settings in Chrome.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings page and click “Advanced.” Toggle the “Allow Chrome Sign-in” option here off.
If you don’t see the option here, you’re probably not using Chrome 70 yet.
You can now sign in to your Google account on the web.
Chrome won’t automatically sign you into the Chrome browser—just the Google website.
If you’ve previously been signed into Chrome and you want to sign out, head to menu > Settings and click the “Sign Out” button at the top of the Settings screen to sign out.

How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes or Less, According to the U.S. Navy

How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes or Less, According to the U.S. Navy

Sleep deprivation is a common complaint in our current culture because of things like excessive stress, poor diets, emotional or mental health issues, and a whole host of other complicated factors.
In fact, statistics show that up to 70 million people in the United States suffer from sleeping disorders.
But there exists a technique that’s said to help you fall asleep fast, one that was originally developed by army chiefs concerned about their soldiers’ performances; exhaustion and sleep deprivation can lead to mistakes, and those can be deadly when dealing with soldiers on a battlefield.
You can read about it in a book called Relax and Win: Championship Performance, that was published back in 1981.
The method, detailed below, has been proven to be successful 96% of the time after 6 weeks of implementing it.
You should ideally spend 1.5 minutes on each step, and then it should take you only 120 more seconds to fall asleep!
Supposedly.
With a little practice, this method is supposed to drastically reduce problems falling asleep.
And since not getting enough sleep is linked with issues like a weakened immune system, memory trouble, high blood pressure, weight gain, and others, giving it a try is worth a shot!

Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet

Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet

It was the 1960s and the German collector Siegfried Wendel had amassed a collection of well over 100 grandfather and wall clocks.
Then one fateful day, a young couple in a beat-up Volkswagen appeared on Wendel’s doorstep to see if he might just be interested in what they had in their backseat.
Wendel was smitten, and a love affair (or obsession, some might say) with mechanical musical instruments was born.
Eventually, it became clear a museum was needed to share this magical collection with the public.
Wendel was invited to bring his musical instruments to Chancellor Helmut Schmidt’s Garden Party the same year, and to participate in the International Tourism Fair in Berlin.
He and the Salon were quickly becoming known around the country and it wasn’t long before another town came courting and invited him to move his museum there.
Rüdesheim got wind of this and was not about to let Wendel decamp with his wonderful instruments, so it offered him the stunning medieval Brömserhof building, where his collection—again rechristened, this time as Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet—resides to this day.
And wow, what a collection it is.
Wendel collected an astounding array of contraptions, from orchestrions the size of a Mercedes Sprinter van to a snuff box with a singing bird that can fit in the palm of your hand.
There are hand-cranked harmonipans; a musical chair that’s activated when sat upon; a player grand piano; a pistol with a singing automaton bird; gramophones; orchestrions that play xylophones, mandolins, bells, bass, and snare drums; and the absolutely astounding 1909 Hupfeld Violina Phonoliszt, which features not only a player piano but player violins.

How to Hide an Object Before Animation in PowerPoint

How to Hide an Object Before Animation in PowerPoint

Part of PowerPoint’s charm is its ability to show tables, charts, SmartArt, and shapes in motion.
When you’re putting together a PowerPoint with a lot of animation, you might want to keep your screen clean by hiding an object before it starts to follow its defined animation track.
Hiding the hospital pins before revealing the hotel pins can make the screen less confusing for your viewers.
Venn diagrams are another excellent example of an object that often needs to appear piece-by-piece in a logical order with no sneak-peeks.
Hiding Objects Before Animation Fortunately, hiding an object before animation in PowerPoint is pretty simple.
Make sure you’ve selected the objects you want to use and know the animation track you plan to follow before you start creating the presentation.
From the menu of slides on the left of the PowerPoint window, select the slide in which you plan to work.
Click on the object you want to hide before its animation.
In this example, we’ll make each location pin appear when we left-click with our mouse, but you can also choose “With Previous” or “After Previous” depending on how you’d like to arrange the animations to match the timing of your speech.
Just choose an entrance animation as the first animation on an object’s animation track to make sure an object isn’t displayed during the presentation until its animation calls for it.

Six Methods to Reduce File Size of Big Videos (Chance to Win a GoPro Action Camera) [Sponsored]

Six Methods to Reduce File Size of Big Videos (Chance to Win a GoPro Action Camera) [Sponsored]

A Quick Word on Resizing Large Videos 1.
Or any videos that go over the size limit of video sharing websites can be taken as large videos.
But all 6 methods conducted by VideoProc we mentioned here won’t degrade your video viewing quality.
Then, About the GoPro Sweepstakes 1.
Go to GoPro Sweepstakes page, submit your Name and a valid Email Address, then you’re in as 1 entry.
Share the Sweepstake page to Facebook or Twitter will earn you 3 more entries.
Six Methods to Resize Videos with VideoProc Large file size is a headache for UHD masterpieces sharing online.
1-minute GoPro 4K video is up to 186MB, while the file re-encoded is only 20-30MB, with no loss of viewing quality.
Re-encode video: Simply re-encoding video into the exactly same format as before with VideoProc will lead to a sharp fall in file size.
Click to get step-by-step guide on how to resize large videos > Test Results of Re-encoded Gopro Video with VideoProc Original Re-encode 1 Re-encode 1 (GPU accelerated) Re-encode 2 Re-encode 2 (GPU accelerated) Video length 5s 5s 5s 5s 5s Codec

Google Maps Will Soon Show Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Google Maps Will Soon Show Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

If you’re out on the road in the future and find your electric vehicle is in dire need of a charge, you’ll soon be able to look to Google Maps for help finding a charging station.
Starting today, if you need to search for an EV charging station to get all juiced up, Google Maps app will include support for keywords that’ll point you in the right direction.
Simply search for keywords like “ev charging” or “EV charging stations” from the Google Maps app and the nearest supported stations will pop up.
Google Maps will also include a rundown of helpful information about the charging stations, including where it is, what types of ports are available, their charging speeds, and how many of them there are.
When applicable, photos, reviews, ratings, and questions will be displayed as well, just like when you search for restaurants or businesses.
Speaking of businesses, any that also have charging stations will include a link to more information about each charger when you search.
The new feature will support various charging stations around the world, including Tesla and Chargepoint globally.
The US’s SemaConnect, EVgo, and Blink are supported, while the UK’s Chargemaster and Pod Point will be available for overseas users.
Meanwhile, AU and NZ’s Chargefox will also be featured in the app.
The feature is rolling out both iOS and Android apps starting today, with desktop support launching “in the coming weeks.”

Stephen Hawking’s final book tackles the big questions

Stephen Hawking’s final book tackles the big questions

Still a drop in the bucket for him, but it’s a commitment, anyway.
At what point is pouring money into redundant technology irresponsible?
Blue Origin video Booster landing “I will not spend one minute of my life on anything that I don’t think is contributing to civilization and society,” Bezos responded to journalist Steven Levy, when asked about his $150 billion fortune.
You want people to have visions that most people won’t agree with.
If you have a vision that everybody agrees with, you probably shouldn’t do it because someone else will do it first.
All of the real needle-movers are driven by being right when most of the world is wrong.”
In fact, he’s of the opinion that all of humanity will need to live somewhere in space once we’ve exhausted all of the resources here.
Amazon finally caved on wage increases recently, after being pounded in the news cycles for poverty wages that caused 1/3 of its workforce to depend on Medicaid and welfare to get by.
Of course, it famously then removed production-related pay bonuses and seniority-related stock benefits immediately after.
Blue Origin’s test of its emergency ejection and landing protocol Meanwhile, if you haven’t seen the Blue Origin test of an interestingly-shaped rocket that 1) ejected — at high speed — the capsule that would contain people, in the event of an emergency and then 2) successfully landed the rocket booster afterward, go ahead.

After Enduring Family Loss, Woman Found Healing By Giving Away Pay-It-Forward Ice Cream

After Enduring Family Loss, Woman Found Healing By Giving Away Pay-It-Forward Ice Cream

For most of the year, Stacey Achterhoff is a teacher for homeless children – but in the summertime, she hops on her tricycle-cart and becomes her sweet alter ego: Mrs.
Mrs.
Delicious specializes in giving away ice cream that was paid for by someone else.
For the last three summers, Mrs.
Delicious has made a name for herself in Duluth, Minnesota by giving away hundreds of ice cream cones and popsicles that were bought by community members who want to pay it forward to their neighbors – many of whom want to pay it forward in honor of someone else, much like Achterhoff.
“I’m a person of faith, and what do you do when terrible things happen?
You have to figure out where the light is,” she said.
LOOK: When Widow Carries On Husband’s Kind Tradition of Filling a Cooler, People Pay It Forward Then, three years ago, she was approached by a man who bought some of her ice cream cones and then immediately told her to give them away to other people.
She wrote about the encounter on her Facebook page, and upon seeing how many people were inspired by the compassionate gesture, she began the pay-it-forward model – and it has continued to make her city a little bit brighter one sweet treat at a time.
(WATCH the video below) – Photo by KARE 11 Pay This Sweet Story Forward To Your Friends By Sharing To Social Media

Saudade: the untranslatable word for the presence of absence

Saudade: the untranslatable word for the presence of absence

‘I pray for friends I’ve lost, family, like my uncle who passed away,’ Bruno told me. ‘When I’m here, I feel well,’ he said.
Bruno told me there was something special about the place, that it left him with a ‘sensation’.
That is because ‘it is good to have saudades’ (é bom ter saudades), as the common saying goes.
There is a certain pleasure in the feeling.
The language of saudade is evocative.
Most scholars suggest that this form derives from the Latin solitate (solitude), and was possibly later influenced by the Portuguese word saudar (‘to greet’) before arriving at the present form.
In ‘The Making of Saudade’ (2000), the Portuguese anthropologist João Leal writes that Saudosistas sought to restore the ‘lost splendour’ of Portuguese cultural life, ‘replacing foreign influences – held to be responsible for the decline of the country since the Age of Discoveries – with a cult of “Portuguese things”, reflecting the true “Portuguese soul”.’
This would also mean that emotion words such as nostalgia or saudade take on different affective shadings in different places and historical periods.
In 1940, the Brazilian writer Osvaldo Orico described Brazilian saudade as ‘more happy than sad, more imagination than pain … a saudade that does not cry, but sings’.

E-Waste Tips: What To Do With Old Tech Gadgets

E-Waste Tips: What To Do With Old Tech Gadgets

Recycle Your Electronics Almost every city or town has one or two days a year where they accept all types of electronic devices for recycling.
If you don’t want to wait, look for a rechargeable battery and recycling program in your area.
Call2Recycle is a great option because it accepts batteries and old cell phones.
This is why they offer large recycling programs where they’ll take back your outdated or broken electronic device and recycle it for you.
List them on Electronic-Based Apps There are several quality apps available that allow you to list your electronic devices free of charge and sell them to people who will use them.
Certain apps are for face-to-face meetings and restrict you more to your local area while others will generate shipping labels for you, so you don’t have to worry about trying to send your items to the buyers.
eBay lets you list to sell or auction, and you send the item to the buyer once they purchase it.
Take Part in an Electronics Drive If you have a lot of older electronics laying around, chances are your family, coworkers, and friends do as well.
If they are, have them repair and call your local schools to see if they have students who could use your old electronics.
Done right, these nine e-waste tips will help you get rid of your old electronics in a safe and effective manner.

Denmark May Begin Labeling Food According to Its Effect on Climate Change

Denmark May Begin Labeling Food According to Its Effect on Climate Change

The government of Denmark may soon require grocery stores and packaging manufacturers to grade foods based on their environmental impact.
The ambitious initiative would calculate the grade based on the amount of transportation the product required to reach the shelves, as well as how much water was used to make the product, which pesticides were used on its exterior, the environmental impact of the packaging, and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that were created as a byproduct of the food.
Legislators admit that the task will be difficult based on the challenge of grading the products in contrast with their nutritious content as well.
Ideally, the labels would encourage consumers to shop more responsibly and urge food companies to use more sustainable practices for their products.
RELATED: When Blueberries and Grapes Are Combined, a Dramatic Decline in Memory Loss and Aging – Study The Danish Agriculture and Food Council has reportedly been working with the European Union for the last ten years to develop an efficient labeling system, although lawmakers finally offered a formal proposal for the labeling system last week.
“Our goal is to develop an accurate label.
We must include every piece of information so products like plant-based substitutes for ground meat has information on the climate impact of the soy in the product which is produced in South America,” Morten Høyer, director of the council, told CNN.
LOOK: No More Cages – New Animal Cracker Packaging Sets Mascots Free to Represent the Changing Times “Things like these are difficult to calculate, so we have a worthy challenge ahead of us before we can say with certainty that we have the right solution for a climate label.” “Everyone knows that food production influences the climate, but if the rest of the world produced food the way we do in Denmark, the world would be a better place,” adds Høyer.
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3M Birthplace Museum

3M Birthplace Museum

In 1902, a business venture was born based on a serious blunder, which then started a tradition of profitable mistakes, including the Post-it note.
It all began in Minnesota, in the former law office of John Dwan, where the five original 3M partners signed incorporation papers for a small mining interest that would grow to become an enormous multinational corporation.
Top Places in Minnesota See more things to do in Minnesota » The operation started out with corundum, which the enterprising prospectors were extracting from the western shores of Lake Superior to be sold to the sandpaper industry.
A fairly obvious problem manifested when the lawyer, doctor, two railroad executives, and meat market owner realized that their partnership did not include a geologist.
What they thought was corundum, the extremely hard substance that is the basis of rubies and sapphires, was actually the much softer anorthosite.
Scientists have long debated the mystery of how anorthosite is made, and businesses have long debated the mystery of how to make it profitable.
Undeterred, the 3Mers continued to raise capital and look for a use for their quarry.
One of the early visionaries behind 3M’s success was the legendary William L. McKnight, who was hired as an assistant bookkeeper in 1907 after a series of missteps.
After years of sticking with the problem, which was not part of his regular research duties, he finally developed a tape that would not damage auto-body paint.
Ten years after its introduction, Scotch masking tape was generating over $1.5 million in sales.

2,000ft net deployed to clear 90% of Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2040

2,000ft net deployed to clear 90% of Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2040

The U-shaped System 001 is designed to collect massive amounts of garbage.
In September, System 001 departed from San Francisco for the garbage patch, located about 1,000 miles off the coast of California.
Timelapse drone shot of System 001 during one of the re-orientation tests.
pic.twitter.com/u630jEX2KZ — The Ocean Cleanup (@TheOceanCleanup) September 20, 2018 System 001 System 001, nicknamed Wilson, is a giant U-shaped barricade that corrals trash and plastic with a 3-meter-deep net.
The system is remotely controlled and outfitted with two cameras.
The foundation published a video detailing how it works. “That plastic is still going to be there in one year.
Although some have criticized the foundation’s first-of-its-kind technology, Slat said the only way to know whether it’s effective is to test this first system at full scale.
Our first system should be regarded as a beta system, allowing us to eliminate the last remaining uncertainties before scaling up.”
The coming months will hopefully reveal just how effective System 001 really is, and whether it could help make a dent in the estimated 8 million metric tons of garbage that flow into the world’s ocean every year.

An ancient child’s ‘vampire burial’ included steps to prevent resurrection

An ancient child’s ‘vampire burial’ included steps to prevent resurrection

In one grave lay a roughly 10-year-old child, possibly the victim of malaria, with a stone inserted in his or her mouth.
That practice was part of a funeral ritual intended to prevent the youngster from rising zombielike and spreading disease to the living, researchers say.
The discovery of this “vampire burial” occurred at the Cemetery of the Babies, a mid-fifth century site in central Italy.
Classical archaeologist David Pickel of Stanford University led the excavation.
The results, announced in an Oct. 11 statement, will be presented in January at the Archaeological Institute of America’s annual meeting in San Diego.
Of more than 50 previously excavated graves at the cemetery, the oldest remains were those of a 3-year-old child.
Bones of several kids buried there have yielded DNA of malaria parasites.
Many infants and toddlers interred at the Italian site were accompanied by objects associated with beliefs in witchcraft and magic, such as raven talons and toad bones.
Stones had been placed on the hands and feet of the 3-year-old child, another practice used by various cultures to keep the dead in their graves.
Such rituals attempted to keep whatever evil people thought had fatally contaminated bodies from getting out, says classical archaeologist David Soren of the University of Arizona in Tucson, who participated in the new dig.

How to Catch a Bat in Your House

How to Catch a Bat in Your House

If you don’t know where the bat is, start your search during the daytime, when the bat is asleep and easier to find and catch.
[2] 3 Put on heavy, protective clothing.
Your hands will be the most exposed to the bat, so put on thick leather gloves, or work gloves of a similarly strong material.
[4] If you don’t have gloves, use a thick, rolled-up shirt of a heavy material.
Don’t try to catch the bat in mid-air.
2 Place a tub or bucket over the bat.
Once the bat has landed, carefully and quietly place a plastic tub, bucket, or similar container over it.
3 4 5 Take the bat outside and release it onto a tree.
Quickly and carefully take the bucket outside to a nearby tree.
This is especially important for a bat that’s stressed and fatigued from flying around your house.

There’s a Rumor Nintendo Might Launch the N64 Classic Mini Soon

There’s a Rumor Nintendo Might Launch the N64 Classic Mini Soon

Nintendo launched the NES Classic in 2016, and then the SNES Classic last year, so it only makes sense that 2018 would bring us the N64 Classic Mini, right?
Whether it’s true or not, we’re already excited.
We have no idea if these images are real or fake, but over on Twitter the Nacho & Pistacho account claims that they have real leaked images showing a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini: @VideojuegosGAME me han llegado estas imagenes de una posible filtracion de #N64Mini, ¿podriais decirnos si sabeis algo al respecto?
¿¿¿Y se puede reservar ya???
pic.twitter.com/ArCOXfvnzY — Nacho & Pistacho (@nachoypistacho) October 13, 2018 So far nobody has been able to confirm anything, and a lot of commenters are saying that the NINTENDO font should be grey instead of white as shown in the leaked images.
For instance, here’s a stock picture of the normal Nintendo 64: There is also some debate about how the controllers connect, with people saying that it’s too fragile… but it doesn’t look much more fragile than my SNES Classic, which has a tiny piece of very breakable plastic holding the front cover on.
And the controller ports look exactly the same.
There’s also the fact that last year, Nintendo filed a trademark for what appears to be a new n64 controller, which means it’s very likely that even if these renders aren’t the real thing, the N64 Classic Mini is going to show up at some point soon one way or the other.
Now the main question is whether 8BitDo is going to release a wireless N64 style controller, because I’m going to need one of those.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X Feature Huge Screens and Monster Specs

Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X Feature Huge Screens and Monster Specs

Despite a massive presence in China and Europe, Huawei is still seen as an also-ran by some.
The company is hoping to change that with its latest flagship, the Mate 20 Pro.
Around back are no less than three camera sensors: an 8-megapixel zoom lens, a 20-megapixel super wide-angle, and a standard lens with 40 megapixels.
(That’s not a typo: forty megapixels.)
Of course, there’s tons of stuff in Huawei’s software for better photos and access to apps, including such wild features as a 3D food scanner that recognizes food types and estimates calories based on volume.
It’s running on top of Android 9.0 Pie right at launch, a first for a non-Google device.
The monster specs include a monster price: the Mate 20 Pro will sell for 1050 Euro in its standard 6GB RAM/128 ROM starting today.
Then check out the even more massive Mate 20 X.
It uses most of the same specs as the Mate 20 Pro, but pairs them with a 7.2-inch screen, a smaller “teardrop” screen notch, a 5000mAh battery, and a vapor cooling chamber attached to the processor.
Huawei wants you to compare this with the Nintendo Switch and its smaller, lower-res screen, but it’s notably missing a secondary side with A/B/X/Y face buttons, which you get on alternatives like the ROG Phone’s third-party controller.

The Dalai Lama on Science and Spirituality

The Dalai Lama on Science and Spirituality

“The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both,” Carl Sagan wrote in his final book nearly four centuries after Galileo made the same point in his famous letter defending his life.
A recent Pioneer Works conversation about science and spirituality with physicist Alan Lightman, based on his immensely insightful and poetic book on the subject, reminded me of a different, older conversation contemplating the relationship between these two hallmarks of the human experience.
The wide-ranging conversation, the synthesis of which was later published as Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama (public library), aimed to bridge ancient spiritual practices and modern findings in biology, cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience in an effort to reveal the human mind’s capacity to transcend its own fundamental flaws.
With an eye to the complementarity between Buddhism, which has been exploring the human mind for millennia, and Western science, whose neuroscience and psychology are barely a century and a half old, the Dalai Lama writes in the preface to the book: Buddhism and science are not conflicting perspectives on the world, but rather differing approaches to the same end: seeking the truth.
While the purposes of science may differ from those of Buddhism, both ways of searching for truth expand our knowledge and understanding.
We should always adopt a view that accords with the facts.
If upon investigation we find that there is reason and proof for a point, then we should accept it.
However, a clear distinction should be made between what is not found by science and what is found to be nonexistentby science.
An example is consciousness itself.
The purpose of spirituality in a secular world, he argues, is that of a moral compass that tempers the destructive emotions that so often accompany our modern materialism.

7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

is a California-based roadmap software provider and offers excellent goal tracking app that lets you define goals and objectives for projects.
Asana Asana is one of the more popular project management apps available for businesses.
It lets you organize all your team’s work, such as setting up and tracking goals, creating tasks, sharing files and notes, etc.
It is available on the web, Android, and iOS platforms and offers excellent multi-channel access.
Forecast An efficient tool for successful task management, Forecast is also a popular goal tracking app.
Wrike Wrike is a cloud-based collaboration and project management app that successfully manages projects from start to finish.
The app also gives real-time work updates and helps team members to understand their work priorities.
Flock Looking for a tool to simplify task management?
Even though you can use the tool for free, the paid version of Flock is available from $4.50 per month per user.
Enhanced goal tracking apps make it easy for your team to improve productivity by keeping its tasks organized.

People who have a good sense of smell are also good navigators

People who have a good sense of smell are also good navigators

We may truly be led by our noses.
A sense of smell and a sense of navigation are linked in our brains, scientists propose.
Neuroscientist Louisa Dahmani and colleagues asked 57 young people to navigate through a virtual town on a computer screen before being tested on how well they could get from one spot to another.
The same young people’s smelling abilities were also scrutinized.
After a sniff of one of 40 odor-infused felt-tip pens, participants were shown four words on a screen and asked to choose the one that matched the smell.
On these two seemingly different tasks, the superior smellers and the superior navigators turned out to be one and the same, the team found.
Scientists linked both skills to certain spots in the brain: The left orbitofrontal cortex and the right hippocampus were both bigger in the better smellers and better navigators.
While the orbitofrontal cortex has been tied to smelling, the hippocampus is known to be involved in both smelling and navigation.
A separate group of 9 people who had damaged orbitofrontal cortices had more trouble with navigation and smell identification, the researchers report October 16 in Nature Communications.
Dahmani, who’s now at Harvard University, did the work while she was at McGill University in Montreal.

Watch Runner’s Emotional Reaction to Becoming First Ever Pro Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signed by Nike

Watch Runner’s Emotional Reaction to Becoming First Ever Pro Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signed by Nike

Despite having cerebral palsy, Justin Gallegos has spent the last seven years pursuing his passion for running – and his hard work has finally paid off.
Gallegos has just become the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a professional contract with Nike.
In a heart-wrenching new video that was filmed by Elevation Om productions, Gallegos is surprised with the contract after finishing a running practice with his University of Oregon team.
Overcome with emotion, the 21-year-old athlete breaks down in tears and sinks to his knees.
RELATED: Watch the Joyous Reaction of 4-Year-old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Taking Her First Steps The video was symbolically published on October 6th: World Cerebral Palsy Day.
“This was perhaps the most emotional moment in my seven years of running!” Gallegos wrote on Instagram.
“Growing up with a disability, the thought of becoming a professional athlete is as I have said before like the thought of climbing Mt.
Everest!
It is definitely possible, but the odds are most definitely not in your favor!
Hard work pays off!” (WATCH the video below) – Photo by Elevation Om Run This Amazing Story Over To Your Friends By Sharing To Social Media

Cutting out the money men

Cutting out the money men

Although people can use cash – or even transfer money via mobile phone – financial services such as PayPal and online shops such as eBay and Etsy are not accessible.
For craftsmen and traders, this is a significant limitation to their enterprises.
Maxx Ginnane, a documentary producer who is based in London, designed the artisan online marketplace for anyone, – whatever their situation – to trade their wares.
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“They were living in very precarious conditions.
I wanted to buy a bag and tried to set up an Etsy shop for them but I discovered a problem: if you don’t have a bank account you can’t access online payment services.
The online shop’s payment system allows payments to be made as easily as if you are shopping on eBay, but the money goes directly to the seller’s mobile money account.
The ultimate aim?
“One is financial inclusion, allowing people to bring their products to market.
“People in Kenya are really into this idea,” she says.

Major supermarket scraps ‘best before’ dates from fruit and vegetable lines

Major supermarket scraps ‘best before’ dates from fruit and vegetable lines

Labels will be scrapped from 116 Tesco produce lines in a bid to reduce food waste UK supermarket chain Tesco is set to remove more than 100 further best before dates from its fruit and vegetables, in response to customers saying it helps them reduce food waste.
Best before dates will be scrapped on 116 products including apples, oranges, cabbages and asparagus.
This follows the supermarket removing the guidance dates from around 70 fruit and veg lines earlier in 2018.
Support Positive News Research commissioned by the supermarket reveals that 69 per cent of customers believe scrapping best before dates is a good idea.
More than half (53 per cent) of shoppers said they thought scrapping best before dates made a difference, helping them keep perfectly good food for longer.
Compulsory ‘use by’ labels have to be applied to foods such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products that carry a safety risk if eaten after that date.
Tesco’s head of food waste reduction Mark Little said: “Removing best before dates is our way of making it easier for customers to reduce food waste at home and save money in the process.
It’s simply not right that food goes to waste and we’re going to do everything we can to help.” Removing best before dates is our way of making it easier for customers to reduce food waste at home Earlier this month, CEO Dave Lewis called for global transparency on food waste as 27 of Tesco’s biggest suppliers published their food waste data for the first time.
The retailer says it is now more than 70 per cent of the way towards its goal that no food that’s safe for human consumption goes to waste from its UK stores and distribution centres.
£13bn of edible food is thrown away from homes every year, according to the government’s waste advisory body, Wrap.

Piers Morgan Has An Issue With Men Who Wear A Papoose To Hold Their Children And Chris Evans Just Shut That Down

Piers Morgan Has An Issue With Men Who Wear A Papoose To Hold Their Children And Chris Evans Just Shut That Down

He’s a presenter on Good Morning Britain and is known for having pretty strong opinions.
Piers Morgan @piersmorgan Oh 007.. not you as well?!!!
Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside.
https://t.co/9jsHZ3WKRn 01:40 AM – 16 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Advertisement The Marvel hero also let Morgan know that “any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside.”
Giphy / Via Giphy.com To which Morgan responded: Piers Morgan @piersmorgan Captain America wouldn’t wear a papoose.
@elfbatross @piersmorgan 06:23 AM – 15 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite But mostly it’s been heartwarming responses from fathers sharing images of themselves proudly rocking a papoose.
James McDonald @JimmyRMcD @piersmorgan Being a present and involved dad is one of the most masculine roles a man can have!
😂 @ufc https://t.co/AmQaSSqF73 09:14 AM – 16 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Matt Boone @Mugsy @piersmorgan I’m with 007 on this one 04:22 AM – 16 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Doug Mellon @dpmellon @piersmorgan Couldn’t have more respect for an individual who is a caring father.
Good on Daniel Craig!
Consider me like 007 on this one https://t.co/uBTFY2Azig 06:20 AM – 16 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite So, apparently, not all heroes wear capes.

Ariana Grande’s Pete Davidson romance: ‘Too much too soon’ after Mac Miller breakup, death

Ariana Grande’s Pete Davidson romance: ‘Too much too soon’ after Mac Miller breakup, death

Grande, 25, took up with the 24-year-old “Saturday Night Live” comedian as she was still dealing with several major life aftershocks.
But three months later, Miller was dead of a suspected drug overdose.
A couple days after her “Tonight Show” appearance, on Aug. 20, Grande and Davidson walked the red carpet at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
Various outlets report that Grande took the news of Miller’s death extremely hard.
Miller’s death also turned out to be the event that made her rethink her romance with Davidson, TMZ reported.
Sources close to Grande and Davidson told TMZ that Grande fell into an incredibly dark place following Miller’s apparent fatal overdose.
A source close to Grande told People: “It’s true that Ariana has been struggling a bit with life in general” after Miller’s death.
She doesn’t want to make any rushed decisions and has decided to take a step back instead.” Added a source close to Davidson, “They’re dealing with things that people wouldn’t have to deal with in a lifetime — an ex-boyfriend reportedly overdosing and having all of this fame and attention.” Signs of an impending breakup were there last week, various outlets have reported.
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