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Are There 7,513 Unread Emails Cluttering Your Inbox? Expert Explains Why That’s Unwise

How do you manage your emails? Are you an “inbox zero” kind of person, or do you just leave thousands of them unread? Our new study, published in the journal Information Research, suggests that leaving all your emails in the inbox is likely to leave you dissatisfied with your personal records management. In an exploratory survey, we asked participants how ...

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Wikipedia Has A Gender Gap Problem, Study Claims

BARCELONA, Spain — For over two decades, Wikipedia has served as a go-to source of information for countless people. Serving as the internet’s free-to-use encyclopedia, it isn’t a stretch to say Wikipedia has changed how people create, gather, share, and learn new information. However, researchers from the University of Barcelona point to a number of glaring defects when it comes to ...

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Ghostbots: AI Versions Of Deceased Loved Ones Pose Dire Threat To Mental Health

Article written by Nigel Mulligan, Assistant Professor in Psychotherapy, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, Dublin City University We all experience loss and grief. Imagine, though, that you don’t need to say goodbye to your loved ones. That you can recreate them virtually so you can have conversations and find out how they’re feeling. For Kim Kardashian’s fortieth birthday, ...

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Mussels Might Help Prevent Arthritis — But Not By Eating Them

POHANG, South Korea — Studies have shown that maintaining strong muscles into old age could be the key to a longer life. Now, scientists are showing that in the sea could help keep our joints healthy enough for lifting weights well into old age. Running out to your favorite seafood restaurant and ordering the tasty shellfish won’t do the trick, ...

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PHOTOS: Thousands of creatures CT scanned for scientific discovery, and you can see them all!

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an exciting leap forward for science, a revolutionary project is transforming how we see the natural history of vertebrates — animals with backbones like fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. This ambitious initiative, called openVertebrate (oVert), united 18 institutions over six years and digitally captured more than 13,000 specimens in stunning 3D detail. Those otherworldly images are ...

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New App Can Diagnose Ear Infections In Children With 93% Accuracy

PITTSBURGH — Do you think your child has an ear infection? Parents will soon be able to turn to their smartphone to get a diagnosis. Physician-scientists from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh have unveiled a novel cellphone application designed to accurately diagnose ear infections, formally known as acute otitis media (AOM), in young children. This ...

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Lighting ‘blind spot’ discovery paves way for more efficient OLED TVs and phones

DURHAM, United Kingdom — Researchers have uncovered a new light pathway that promises to significantly enhance the efficiency of our TV and phone screens. This breakthrough involves a novel approach toward creating brighter, more efficient, and more stable blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are crucial components in most modern smartphones and televisions. These devices depend on the light emitted ...

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