The Best To Do List Apps

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Time management is a tricky beast. Given we can only remember three or four things at a given time, it’s no wonder that when we need to juggle work projects, social dates, family time, and picking up the groceries, some to-dos are constantly being postponed. There’s no shortage of apps that promise to help you streamline and organize all the ...

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Shape, size of DNA lesions caused by toxic agents affects repair of DNA

Every day our bodies come under a barrage of toxic agents — cigarette smoke, the sun, free radicals and other carcinogenic substances — that create damaging lesions in our DNA that can initiate cancer and other human diseases. Fortunately, nature has provided living organisms with repair processes to seek out and remove such dangerous lesions; repair allows the DNA to ...

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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds

Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found. Losing muscle fat improves glucose and lipid metabolism so this finding is particularly important for people with metabolic syndrome and ...

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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Syrian Arab Republic

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A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir Al Zour Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. There is evidence of genetic linkage among three isolates of type-2 vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV2) isolated in the stool specimens of two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases with dates of onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May ...

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9 Fantastic Father's Day Gift Ideas

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We know the story: You care a lot about your dad, but when it comes to Father’s Day, you’re stumped as to what to give as a gift. Don’t be—we here at Techlicious have combed through the options to find the best tech gifts for dads available this year. Whether your dad is an athlete, adventurer, couch potato or softie, ...

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Winning climate strategy demands details

When understanding a country’s climate — especially vast countries like the United States or China — to protect food security, biodiversity and human health, the devil is in the details. Scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) show that examining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country gives ...

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The road not taken: Do stress-specific mutations lead down different evolutionary paths?

Starvation for essential elements determines the pattern of genetic variation. Evolution is rather simple in outline; plentiful biological variation allows natural selection to pick the fittest variant that reproduces and out-competes the other variants in a population. Since Darwin, we have learned a lot about how selection and fitness determine evolutionary outcomes but a lot less about the variation part ...

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Apple TV to Get Amazon Prime Video

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Apple TVand its tvOS didn’t take the spotlight in Apple’s recent WWDC keynote presentation — and, perhaps, that’s for the best, because it would be hard to compete with the rest of the day’s news.  WWDC brought us new MacBooks, iMacs and iPad Pros, plus the all new macOS High Sierra and iOS 11. With all of that on the ...

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How to Select the Best Window Air Conditioner

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There is no need to suffer through summer heat when inexpensive, energy-efficient air conditioners are widely available. Since October 26, 2015, all ENERGY STAR rated room air conditioners have been required to meet a new standard, ENERGY STAR 4.0, that sets maximum power use at 10% less than older models following the 2014 guidelines. And, when used to provide cooling ...

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