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Stories from the past 24 hours

  1. [4.1]
    Advanced technology reveals CD4+ T cell behavior in malaria (The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity)

    Advanced technology reveals CD4+ T cell behavior in spleen during malaria infection. Haque lab at Doherty Institute uses spatial transcriptomics to map immune cell interactions. Infection-fighting cells cluster in spleen, aiding immune response. Specific gene controls helper T cell growth. Research published in Cell Reports highlights technology's potential in various fields. Human Cell Atlas project benefits from study. Tissue genomics promises to revolutionize medical research and treatment.

  2. [5.3]
    Europe's right-wing populists challenge centre-right establishment, pose threat (The Australian Financial Review + 55)

    Europe's right-wing populist parties challenge the centre-right establishment. Marine Le Pen's National Rally achieved a record victory, securing nearly one-third of the French vote in the European Parliament elections. The rise of these parties poses a significant threat to traditional political forces.

  3. [5.0]
    Antarctic ice core analysis shows severe bushfire weather history (ABC News)

    A recent study using Antarctic ice cores revealed that bushfire weather as severe as the 2019 Black Summer has occurred at least seven times in the past 2,000 years. Climate scientists warn that the threat of catastrophic bushfires in Australia has been underestimated. Human-induced climate change exacerbates the risk. The study emphasizes the need for proactive planning and emissions reduction to mitigate future devastating fire seasons.

  4. [4.0]
    Yahoo integrates Artifact AI into new News app for personalized feeds (The Verge + 2)

    Yahoo has integrated Artifact's AI technology into a new Yahoo News app, offering personalized news feeds and key takeaways of articles. Users can block stories with specific keywords, filter out publishers, and flag clickbait content for AI rewriting. The app, available on iOS and Android, includes features like Top Stories and social sharing. Yahoo acquired Artifact in April to revitalize the struggling news aggregation app.

  5. [4.0]
    Fuel prices to significantly increase next week due to market trends (GMA News Online)

    Fuel prices are expected to rise significantly next week due to international oil market trends. Gasoline may increase by P0.60 to P0.85 per liter, diesel by P1.45 to P1.70, and kerosene by P1.85 to P1.90. Recent factors include global demand forecasts, US crude inventory drops, and uncertainties over interest rate cuts. Year-to-date adjustments show a net increase in gasoline and diesel prices. Fuel firms announce changes on Mondays for implementation the next day.

  6. [4.6]
    CDC warns of ADHD medication access disruption after startup arrests (CNN + 1)

    CDC warns of potential disruptions in accessing ADHD medications after arrests of two Done Global executives. The company allegedly generated over $100 million by fraudulently distributing Adderall and other stimulants. The DOJ indicted Ruthia He and David Brody, facing up to 20 years in prison. A CDC study found a surge in stimulant prescriptions during the pandemic. Patients are urged to avoid obtaining medications from unlicensed sources due to overdose risks.

  7. [4.4]
    Low-sodium potassium-rich salt substitutes improve health in Indonesia (Griffith News)

    Low-sodium potassium-rich salt substitutes (LSSS) can significantly improve health in Indonesia by reducing blood pressure and preventing diseases. Switching to LSSS could save up to US$2 billion over 10 years, preventing 1.5 million non-fatal cardiovascular events and 640,000 new cases of chronic kidney disease. The research aims to influence global salt reformulation policies. The study is published in The Lancet Regional Health – Southeast Asia.

  8. [4.3]
    Harvard scientist recommends swaps to reduce processed foods (Business Insider)

    Harvard Food Scientist Dr. W. Taylor Kimberly suggests swapping processed foods for healthier options like grilled chicken over chicken nuggets. His study links ultra-processed foods to health risks like dementia and stroke. Cutting back just two servings a week can improve health. Choosing whole, high-fiber foods like nuts and seeds can boost brain and gut health. Kimberly advises making sustainable, small swaps for long-term benefits.

  9. [4.3]
    Update Pixel phones immediately to patch 50 vulnerabilities (Gizmodo + 1)

    Google has released patches for 50 critical and high-severity vulnerabilities in its Pixel phones. One vulnerability, CVE-2024-32896, poses a privilege elevation risk. Users are urged to update their devices immediately to the 2024-06-05 patch level. Forbes warns of potential chain attacks. To update, go to Settings > Security & Privacy > System & Updates > Security Update on supported Pixel devices.

  10. [4.6]
    Gene editing for cystic fibrosis in lung stem cells via lipid capsules (Ars Technica)

    A US research team successfully targeted cystic fibrosis gene in lung stem cells using lipid capsules similar to mRNA vaccines. The technique focuses on specific tissue affected by the disease, ensuring stable effects. Lipid nanoparticles, proven safe and effective in COVID-19 vaccines, were modified to target lung cells. This breakthrough addresses challenges in gene editing for genetic diseases. Targeting specific cells is crucial for treatment success.

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    Balanced E/I ratio crucial for brain development and cognition (Neuroscience News)

    A balanced excitation-inhibition (E/I) ratio is crucial for brain development and cognitive performance. Lower E/I ratios in children are linked to better memory and intelligence. Imbalanced ratios can lead to disorders like autism and Alzheimer’s. A new AI and MRI technique allows non-invasive measurement of E/I ratios. The study aims to personalize treatments for mental health conditions. Source: NUS.

  12. [5.9]
    New tech maps human brain in unprecedented detail (Neuroscience News + 1)

    Researchers at MIT developed a technology pipeline to image entire human brain hemispheres at high resolution, revealing insights into brain structures and diseases like Alzheimer’s. The study shows how neurons are activated during sleep and the impact of sleep deprivation on memory. This advancement paves the way for comprehensive brain mapping and understanding brain function, potentially aiding in the study of Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.

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    Microsoft prioritizes security over AI, CEO takes responsibility for flaws (Ars Technica)

    Microsoft shifts focus to prioritize security over AI, with CEO Satya Nadella taking personal responsibility for flaws. After admitting negligence in preventing cyber attacks, Microsoft vows to enhance security culture, following 16 government recommendations. Initiatives include adding 1,600 security engineers, committing to 34,000 engineers for cybersecurity, and tying executives' salaries to security goals. Nadella emphasizes prioritizing security over other tasks. Microsoft aims to rebuild trust post-security failures.

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    AI beats radiologists in detecting significant prostate cancer on MRI (Medpage Today + 2)

    An AI system outperformed radiologists in detecting clinically significant prostate cancer on MRI. The AI detected 6.8% more significant cancers and 20% fewer indolent cancers. In a study comparing the AI system with radiologists, the AI had an AUROC of 0.91 compared to 0.86 for radiologists. The AI system showed superior case-level diagnosis and potential to improve prostate cancer management. The study was published in Lancet Oncology.

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    Luma AI launches 'Dream Machine' for fast video creation ( + 1)

    Luma AI has introduced the Dream Machine, a text-to-video GenAI tool that generates high-definition video clips from text prompts in minutes. This innovation offers rapid video creation potential for creators and companies. However, challenges such as copyright, ethics, and financial scalability exist. The AI industry competition intensifies, with Luma AI aiming to revolutionize video content creation while addressing ethical and legal concerns. Balancing innovation, accessibility, and responsibility will be crucial for the future of AI-powered video creation.

  16. [4.5]
    Perseverance rover uncovers Mars' geological secrets in Neretva Vallis (The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel + 2)

    NASA's Perseverance rover explores Mars' Neretva Vallis, revealing geological secrets. It navigated challenging terrain to reach "Bright Angel," discovering diverse rocks at Mount Washburn, including the unique boulder "Atoko Point." Heading towards Tuff Cliff and Bright Angel, the mission aims to understand Mars' geological history and past environments. Perseverance's findings contribute to astrobiology and future human exploration plans. Collaboration with ESA aims to return samples to Earth.

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    Singh alarmed by foreign interference, calls for public inquiry (The Globe and Mail + 2)

    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh expresses heightened concern over foreign interference after reviewing a classified report detailing unethical and potentially criminal behavior by some parliamentarians collaborating with countries like China and India. The report, redacted before release, reveals instances of interference in Conservative leadership races. Singh calls for a broader public inquiry. The House of Commons approves Bill C-70 to counter foreign interference with unanimous support from 317 MPs.

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    AI trains exoskeletons to save energy for mobility assistance (Neuroscience News + 2)

    AI and computer simulations train exoskeletons to save up to 24.3% energy in movement tests, aiding those with mobility challenges. The breakthrough method can be applied to various assistive devices, enhancing accessibility. Researchers aim to help people with mobility impairments using assistive devices. The study was conducted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, funded by various organizations. The research was published in Nature.

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    Ukraine-US sign security deal, G7 pledges $75B to Kyiv (ABC News + 28)

    Ukraine and the US signed a 10-year security deal to deter Russian aggression, with G7 leaders pledging a $75 billion loan package for Kyiv. The agreement aims to bolster Ukraine's defenses, with provisions for immediate consultations in case of threats. The loan package will be funded by frozen Russian assets. G7 also discussed aiding Africa to counter Chinese influence. The summit addressed global issues like the war in Gaza.

  20. [5.8]
    US Supreme Court rejects bid to restrict abortion pill access (ABC News + 7)

    The US Supreme Court unanimously rejected a bid to restrict access to the abortion pill mifepristone. The decision, the first on abortion since Roe vs Wade was overturned, found plaintiffs lacked the legal right to challenge the FDA's approval and distribution of the drug. Over 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000, with more than 60% of abortions using it. President Biden supported the ruling.

  21. [4.5]
    Earth's inner core slowing since 2010, impacting rotation (WION + 1)

    Earth's inner core has been slowing down since around 2010, a phenomenon unseen since scientists could measure it. The solid iron-nickel core, the size of the moon, is over 3,000 miles beneath us. This discovery could affect Earth's rotation, potentially lengthening days by fractions of a second. Researchers from the University of Southern California published the study in Nature on June 12, 2024.

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    Pfizer's Duchenne gene therapy setback, Alzheimer's drug endorsement (STAT)

    Pfizer faces setback in Duchenne gene therapy, while a new Alzheimer's treatment is likely to be approved. STAT's Nicholas Florko covers health commercial determinants, including stories on weed, vapes, and raw milk. The podcast "The Readout LOUD" discusses these topics, along with Bob Langer's latest startup. For more information, visit the provided links. Listen to the podcast on various platforms.

  23. [4.4]
    Secret arms deal betrayal costs Putin ally Armenia (POLITICO Europe + 2)

    Leaked files reveal Belarus' involvement in aiding Azerbaijan against Armenia, leading to Armenia's withdrawal from a military alliance with Russia. The conflict included a 2020 war over Nagorno-Karabakh, causing mass displacement. Armenia accused the CSTO of not providing adequate support. Armenia's leader sought EU and U.S. assistance. Military analyst Eduard Arakelyan confirmed Azerbaijan used equipment from an ally against Armenia, breaching the CSTO alliance.

  24. [4.2]
    Tesla shareholders vote on Elon Musk's $44.9B pay package (The Associated Press + 25)

    Tesla shareholders are voting on Elon Musk's $44.9 billion pay package, previously rejected by a Delaware judge. Musk's social media posts suggest strong shareholder support. Moving Tesla's legal home to Texas is also being considered. Shareholders can vote online or in person. Approval could secure Musk's future at Tesla, focusing on AI and robotics. Institutional investors have mixed opinions. Musk faces legal scrutiny for inaccurate posts.

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    Ford eases EV requirements for dealerships, no $1.2M needed (The Verge + 1)

    Ford is simplifying its Model E dealership certification program, allowing all 2,800 US dealerships to sell Mustang Mach-Es and F-150 Lightnings without the previous $1.2 million investment for EV chargers and training. The move replaces the old program, which had 1,400 dealers enrolled. This change comes after Ford faced pushback from dealerships and a slowdown in EV sales.

  26. [4.2]
    Grey whales shrinking 13% due to climate change and human activities (The Straits Times)

    Pacific coast grey whales have shrunk by 13% in length since 2000 due to climate change and human activities. This impacts survival rates and reproductive success, affecting the entire food web. The study focused on the Pacific Coast Feeding Group, part of the Eastern North Pacific population of 14,500 whales. Female whales are now comparable in size to males. Smaller size affects behavior, physiology, and survival rates.

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    India's rapid diagnostic test may combat super bug crisis (The Hindu + 2)

    The winner of the £8 million Longitude Prize is the PA-100 AST System from Sysmex Astrego, a rapid point-of-care test for UTIs. Antibiotic-resistant infections caused 1.3 million deaths in 2019 and may cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. The test provides results in 30-45 minutes, revolutionizing UTI treatment by guiding accurate antibiotic prescriptions. This transformative technology aims to combat antimicrobial resistance and save millions of lives globally.

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    YouTube embeds ads in videos to bypass ad blockers (Search Engine Land)

    YouTube embeds ads directly into video streams to combat ad blockers, making ads indistinguishable from content. This "server-side ad injection" approach enhances ad visibility and effectiveness, bypassing ad-blockers. YouTube's strategy includes targeting browser ad-blockers and third-party apps to protect its advertising revenue. Users encountering embedded ads are advised to subscribe to YouTube Premium for an ad-free experience. The embedded ad test is ongoing and expected to expand.

  29. [4.2]
    Android 15 enhances security against "juice jacking" attacks (Tom's Guide)

    Android 15 introduces Lockdown Mode to prevent "juice jacking" attacks by disabling USB access, enhancing security for users plugging into public charging stations. The feature, first seen in Android 9, requires authentication to restore device functionality and restricts USB data access. Currently available on Pixel phones, other Android OEMs must enable it. Despite this, caution is advised when using public chargers.

  30. [4.0]
    Ancient ocean slowdown warns of future climate chaos (Astrobiology News)

    A UC Riverside study shows ancient ocean heat episodes caused a decline in water exchange, similar to future climate predictions. Oceans play a vital role in regulating Earth's climate and absorbing carbon dioxide. By analyzing foraminifera shells from the Eocene period, researchers found deep ocean circulation slowed during hyperthermals. With current CO2 emissions, conditions similar to the Eocene could occur by the century's end, emphasizing the need to reduce emissions.

  31. [5.0]
    New HiDEF-seq technique detects early genetic mutations (Inside Precision Medicine)

    Researchers at NYU developed HiDEF-seq, a technique detecting early DNA changes before mutations. Published in Nature, the method can identify single-strand DNA changes with one error per 100 trillion base pairs. Studying healthy individuals with genetic syndromes, they found higher single-strand changes linked to increased cancer risk. HiDEF-seq could revolutionize genetic research by understanding DNA damage and mutations, aiding disease prevention.

  32. [4.1]
    Enhance password security amid rising cyber threats (TechRadar)

    Passwords are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, with a third of US adults experiencing account takeovers in 2023. Social media accounts are most breached, followed by banking and email apps. Organizations must enhance security measures, such as mobile device management, single sign-on, and biometrics. Training employees in cybersecurity is crucial. Biometrics may replace passwords in the future. Businesses and individuals can protect themselves with these strategies.

  33. [4.0]
    Investing in India: Booming economy, global opportunities, risks considered (CNBC)

    India's economy is booming, with a 7.6% growth expected in 2024. The stock market is the fourth-largest globally, with Nifty 50 and BSE Sensex indexes up over 20% in the last year. Opportunities for global investors include mutual funds, ETFs, ADRs, and GDRs. Sectors like technology and finance show promise. Risks include politics, currency fluctuations, and high valuations. India's growth potential attracts investors despite risks.

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    El Niño ends, La Niña may slow global heating (The Washington Post)

    El Niño has ended, potentially breaking a streak of record heat. A La Niña pattern is expected next, which may slow global heating but intensify the Atlantic hurricane season. El Niño's historically strong influence caused extreme weather worldwide. La Niña's cooling effect could impact regions differently. Scientists are uncertain if La Niña can counter recent global warming trends. NOAA predicts an active hurricane season due to La Niña. Global temperatures may align with climate models.

  35. [5.1]
    LinkedIn introduces AI career coaches and tools for job seekers (WIRED + 1)

    LinkedIn introduces generative AI career coaches and tools to rewrite résumés and cover letters. Premium users can access AI chatbots based on real career coaches, like Anil Gupta and Gemma Leigh Roberts, for advice. AI tools help tailor job applications and provide feedback on skills alignment. LinkedIn aims to enhance job search efficiency and user experience with these new features.

  36. [4.6]
    Stem cell research combats Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) (News-Medical.Net)

    Open-ILD pioneers stem cell research for Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), a severe respiratory condition affecting both children and adults. With no effective treatments available, Open-ILD's innovative approach led to a preclinical model development, accelerating drug pipelines and reducing side effects. Collaborative efforts through ENTeR-chILD and Open-ILD have driven global research, with a focus on personalized treatments for ILD patients. Future prospects include targeted treatments within three to five years.

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    Unusual temperatures, gas levels before Turkey earthquakes suggest early warnings (Business Standard)

    Unusually high land temperatures and greenhouse gas levels were observed in Turkey before 7.6 magnitude earthquakes hit in February 2023. Mehdi Akhoondzadeh suggests monitoring these precursors for early earthquake warnings. Over 50,000 died in the deadliest modern earthquakes. Patterns in earthquake precursors are slowly emerging, aiding future early warning systems. Data from Chinese and European satellites were used in the study.

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    Argentina Senate approves Milei's reforms amid violent protests (The Associated Press + 2)

    Argentina's Senate narrowly approved President Javier Milei's proposals to cut spending and increase his powers. Protesters clashed outside, burning cars and throwing Molotov cocktails. Milei's reforms face further Senate scrutiny. His measures include a one-year state of emergency and tax breaks for investors. Milei's administration has caused a deep recession, 55% poverty rate, and 300% inflation. Milei aims to attract foreign investment but faces skepticism. Labor rights concerns persist.

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    Breastfeeding lowers breast cancer risk; longer duration more protection (News-Medical.Net)

    Breastfeeding reduces breast cancer risk; longer duration lowers chances. Biological mechanisms include hormonal changes and epigenetics. Epidemiological evidence shows a 4.3% risk reduction for every 12 months of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding influences different breast cancer types, with a significant protective effect against triple-negative breast cancer. Global policies aim to promote breastfeeding for cancer prevention. Challenges include social stigma and lack of support. Multifaceted solutions are needed.

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    Cosmic nova event to create "new star" visible soon (Hindustan Times + 5)

    A cosmic nova event, T Coronae Borealis, nicknamed Blaze Star, will create a "new star" visible to the naked eye between now and September. Located 3,000 light-years away, the event involves a white dwarf and a red giant, resulting in a spectacular light show. This rare event last occurred in 1946 and is expected to inspire a new generation of astronomers. Stargazers worldwide can witness this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

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    Apple unveils AI strategy, EU imposes EV tariffs (Financial Times)

    Apple unveiled its AI strategy at WWDC, partnering with OpenAI's ChatGPT for intelligent personal assistants. Apple's stock hit an all-time high. EU imposed tariffs up to 38% on Chinese EVs due to "unfair subsidies." Data centers' energy consumption is set to double by 2026. AI's environmental impact includes energy, water usage, and emissions. Hungary criticized the EU's decision as discriminatory.

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    Vrio partners with Amazon for satellite broadband in South America (Amazon Press Release)

    Vrio Corporation partners with Amazon's Project Kuiper to provide satellite broadband in 7 South American countries, benefiting 383 million people, including 200 million without internet access. The collaboration aims to bridge the digital divide by offering fast, affordable connectivity through DIRECTV and Sky. Project Kuiper plans to deploy its satellite constellation in 2024, with commercial service expected in 2025.

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    Include whole grains, avocados, garlic in diet for healthy arteries (Moneycontrol)

    Maintain healthy arteries by including avocados, garlic, and whole grains in your diet. Avocados lower bad cholesterol and regulate blood pressure. Garlic reduces cholesterol and blood pressure, while whole grains lower cholesterol levels. These foods, along with fatty fish, berries, nuts, olive oil, leafy greens, and green tea, support heart health by reducing inflammation and plaque buildup. Prioritize these nine artery-clearing foods for overall well-being.

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    Replacing TV time with light activity or sleep improves healthy aging odds (News-Medical.Net + 4)

    Replacing sedentary TV time with light physical activity or sleep can increase healthy aging odds. A study with 45,176 women over 20 years found that every two hours of TV watching reduced odds by 12%, while replacing it with light activity increased odds by 6%. This highlights the importance of modifying behaviors for healthy aging, with sleep and light activity showing promising benefits.


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    Highly covered stories from the past week

    1. [5.9]
      Hamas and Islamic Jihad respond to Biden's Gaza peace plan (Financial Times + 88)

      Hamas and Islamic Jihad respond to Joe Biden's Gaza peace plan with "amendments" seeking a permanent ceasefire and Israeli forces' complete withdrawal from Gaza. Talks continue via mediators. Qatar, Egypt, and the US are mediating for an agreement. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reaffirms commitment to the plan. The UN Security Council endorses the three-stage plan. The plan includes immediate ceasefire, hostage releases, withdrawal of forces, and reconstruction efforts.

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      Alzheimer's slowed by intensive lifestyle changes in trial (Medpage Today + 8)

      A trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, showed cognitive improvement in Alzheimer's patients with mild cognitive impairment or early dementia after a 20-week intensive lifestyle intervention. The intervention group had better scores on cognitive and functional measures compared to the control group. Blood levels of Aβ42/40 and microbiome biomarkers improved in the intervention group. The study suggests lifestyle changes may improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients.

    3. [4.6]
      Water-soluble histidine kinase engineered for antibiotic drug screens (News-Medical.Net + 1)

      Researchers at MIT engineered a water-soluble histidine kinase, a potential target for new antibiotics. By replacing hydrophobic amino acids with hydrophilic ones, they maintained the enzyme's functions. This innovation could lead to new antibiotic classes to combat antibiotic resistance, which causes over 1 million deaths annually. The study, published in Nature Communications, was led by Shuguang Zhang, Ping Xu, and Fei Tao, with Mengke Li as the lead author.

    4. [4.3]
      Google's June Pixel update brings Gemini AI to cheaper phones (The Verge + 3)

      Google's June Pixel update introduces Gemini AI to more affordable phones, offering expanded AI features, camera lens control, and Find My Device when the phone is off. The update enables Gemini Nano on Pixel 8 and Pixel 8A models, previously exclusive to Pixel 8 Pro. Users on lower-spec devices can activate it in developer settings. Additional features include detailed conversation summaries and improved Find My Device functionality.

    5. [4.6]
      Solar storm on Mars tricks Curiosity rover with radiation spike (India Today + 18)

      A solar storm hit Mars after Earth, causing auroras and radiation spikes. NASA's Curiosity rover measured a peak of 8,100 micrograys, equivalent to 30 chest X-rays. The storm's charged particles created "snow" in Curiosity's cameras. MAVEN orbiter observed widespread auroras. Data will aid in planning for radiation hazards on Mars. Developing shelters and warning systems for future human missions is crucial. The storm's impact on Earth and Mars may continue.

    6. [5.3]
      Apple introduces "Apple Intelligence" AI with privacy focus (Financial Times + 199)

      Apple introduces "Apple Intelligence," its own generative AI models with 3bn parameters, embedded in iOS 18, iPadOS18, and macOS Sequoia. The focus is on privacy and security benefits, with features like custom emojis and smarter Siri powered by ChatGPT. Users need latest iPhones or devices with M series chips. Elon Musk criticizes Apple's partnership with OpenAI. Analysts predict a new era for Apple and a potential device sales "supercycle."

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      Plant-based ultraprocessed foods raise heart disease, death risk (CNN + 8)

      A new study found that eating plant-based ultraprocessed foods increases the risk of heart disease and early death. These foods raise bad cholesterol and hypertension, leading to cardiovascular diseases. Replacing them with fresh, frozen, or minimally processed plants can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 7% and the risk of dying from heart disease by 13%. Ultraprocessed plant-based foods were linked to a 5% increase in cardiovascular disease risk and a 13% increase in the risk of early death.

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      Australia's Coalition wants to abandon short-term emissions reduction target (ABC News + 11)

      The Paris Agreement aims to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Australia committed to cutting emissions by 26-28% by 2030, but the Coalition wants to ditch this target. The agreement is not legally binding, but missing targets can lead to consequences like loss of credibility. Australia is focusing on decarbonizing its economy, with the electricity sector leading the way. The Coalition plans to pursue nuclear power.

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      Improved gene editing inserts entire genes for therapeutic applications (Inside Precision Medicine + 1)

      An improved gene editing system developed by scientists at the Broad Institute can insert entire genes into human cells, offering therapeutic potential for genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis. The new method can make edits ranging from 100 to 200 base pairs, allowing for precise integration of large DNA cargoes. This advancement, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, could lead to treatments for various genetic disorders.

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      Moderna's combo flu and Covid jab boosts protection (The Guardian + 8)

      A clinical trial by Moderna shows a combined flu and Covid vaccine elicits higher immune responses than separate shots. Results from a phase 3 trial of 8,000 participants indicate increased protection against both diseases. Moderna aims to make the vaccine widely available next year. CEO Stéphane Bancel highlights the potential of combination vaccines in reducing respiratory virus burdens. Boots in England offers Pfizer-BioNTech jabs for £98.95 to customers aged 12 and over.

    11. [4.6]
      Bird flu in US dairy cows spreads to 11 states (Rappler + 57)

      An outbreak of bird flu in US dairy cows has spread to 11 states, with over 80 dairy herds and three workers affected. The virus, H5N1, poses a low risk to humans but has potential for adaptation. A case in Mexico marks the first human infection with H5N2 globally. The virus can spread through various routes, including cow-to-human transmission. The US is preparing 4.8 million doses of a vaccine.

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      Narendra Modi loses majority, accused of stock market manipulation (The Independent + 81)

      India's 2024 general election results show Narendra Modi losing parliamentary majority. Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi calls for a probe into Modi and Amit Shah for alleged stock market manipulation. After exit polls misled, Indian stocks crashed. Modi negotiates forming a coalition government as BJP's minor allies demand policy changes. Cabinet role disagreements arise with alliance members. Modi's third term inauguration is planned for Sunday.