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self-driving cars

Riders want autonomous cars that drive like humans, not machines

July 4th, 2019

Autonomous cars may very well be our future, but we’re not there yet. Not only is the technology lacking, but many would-be passengers just don’t feel confident in the ability of a machine to get them around safely, even if a self-driving car is better at avoiding accidents than a human driver. Figuring out how …

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Patients of rude surgeons have more problems after surgery, study says

June 20th, 2019

Having surgery — even minor surgery — can be an incredibly stressful experience for any patient. Placing trust in a surgeon is often frightening, even if that surgeon is impeccably trained and highly skilled, but a new study suggests that the level of professionalism a surgeon exhibits when interacting with colleagues can be an indicator …

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Sleeping with the TV on is linked to weight gain, study says

June 11th, 2019

There are plenty of things that we all know can affect our weight. Cramming heaps of calorie-dense processed foods is a big no-no if you’re trying to get trim, and ensuring you’re getting plenty of exercise will help you keep the pounds off. Simple, right? Well, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine draws …

Experiment proves that humans can actually sense Earth’s magnetic field

March 19th, 2019

Everyone knows that when you hold a compass in your hand the needle will point north thanks to Earth’s magnetic field, but aside from simple navigation you probably don’t spare much thought for our planet’s magnetism. However, that doesn’t mean that your body isn’t still sensing the geomagnetic forces, and a new study suggests that …

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Science might have finally figured out why zebras have stripes

February 21st, 2019

Zebras are one of nature’s most interesting creations. They’re like horses, only they have a distinct pattern and colors that are unlike just about any other species. Their stripped coats have been the subject of much scientific debate over the years, with a number of proposed theories attempting to explain its advantages. You might remember …