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If the end is near, sign me up

By administrator - Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:11

"Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye surgery. He underwent the procedure not for the sake of convenience or appearance but, rather, for a reason he doesn’t usually talk much about: he hopes that it will improve his odds of surviving a disaster, whether natural or man-made. “If the world ends—and not even if the world ends, but if we have trouble—getting contacts or glasses is going to be a huge pain in the ass,” he told me recently. “Without them, I’m fu....."

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/doomsday-prep-for-the-super-rich

Some Toronto Lawyers Making False Claims

By administrator - Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:27

"More than two dozen Ontario personal injury law firms have one amazing characteristic in common: they are all the best at helping victims of car or other accidents.

In the “wild west” world of personal injury law advertising, many lawyers will do what it takes to get business.

Even, as a Star investigation has found, apparently break rules designed to prevent false and misleading advertising. For example, the Law Society of Upper Canada cautions lawyers against stating they are “qualitatively superior” to other lawyers."

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2017/02/06/in-wild-west-world-of-legal-marketing-personal-injury-firms-make-dubious-claims.html

Brain waves select movies, not your remote

By administrator - Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:07

"Netflix engineers recently developed a mind-control gadget that could use your brain to help you browse the streaming service.

As part of Netflix’s hackathon in January, which challenged employees to come up with an innovative project in 24 hours that was aimed at improving the Netflix experience in some way, a group of the company's engineers made a device that allows viewers to choose what they want to watch by using their brain waves. The so-called "Mindflix" uses..."

Read more: http://www.livescience.com/57730-netflix-hackathon-mind-control.html

"Fascinating medical scans reveal the intricate workings of the human body"

By Bob Joe - Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 12:03

From a dead brain, to broken bones. Looking at yourself through the eyes of a doctor.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3741346/What-does-dead-brain-look-like-happens-stroke-broken-leg-fixed-Fascinating-medical-scans-reveal-intricate-workings-human-body.html

"Advances to health care"

By Bob Joe - Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:58

"|A game-changing new clot retriever for stroke victims. A way to restore movement by linking the brain to paralyzed limbs. New vaccines for our deadliest cancers. These will be the biggest medical advancements for 2016, according to three nationally known experts"

Read more: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2015/top-medical-breakthroughs.html

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