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Nearly half of Americans gained weight in Pandemic’s first year

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Did you watch your waistline expand during lockdown? You’re not alone. Nearly half of U.S. adults piled on excess pounds during the first year of the pandemic, making a national obesity crisis even worse, a new study shows. “Obesity was an epidemic before…

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This AI Software Nearly Predicted Omicron’s Tricky Structure

The way predictions raced ahead of experiments on Omicron’s spike protein reflects a recent sea change in molecular biology brought about by AI. The first software capable of accurately predicting protein structures became widely available only months before Omicron appeared, thanks to competing research teams at Alphabet’s UK-based AI lab DeepMind and at the University…

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Officials Declare Nearly 1000 Structures Damaged in Colorado Fire

SUPERIOR, Colo.—A Colorado official says nearly 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed, hundreds more were damaged, and three people are missing after a wildfire charred numerous neighborhoods in a suburban area at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle also said Saturday that investigators are still trying to find the…

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Nearly half of a million Teslas were recalled in the US due to trunk lid issues

PSA: If you have a 2021 Model S or 2014-2020 Model 3 Tesla, be aware that the company and the NHTSA have issued recalls on those vehicles. Both models have problems with their front and rear trunks that could cause visibility issues for the driver. Reuters notes that Tesla will recall more than 475,000 cars…

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Report: Nearly two-thirds of orgs lack basic API security

December 10, 2021 4:40 PM Image Credit: SasinParaksa // Getty Images Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Nearly two-thirds of organizations lack at least a basic API security strategy, according to the latest report…

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Nearly 7 in 10 Brits believe drones will positively impact their future

– Human safety was named the biggest benefit of drone technology (49%) – Under 30s view environmental benefits of equal importance to human safety – 47% of people don’t know drones operate under strict regulation – Privacy and deliberate misuse are the UK’s top concerns of drone use WEBWIRE – Tuesday, November 23, 2021 New…

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Nearly 30 killed in violence across Nigeria’s north

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nearly 30 people have been killed across Nigeria’s north in violent attacks in recent days targeting rural areas and the police, locals and authorities said Wednesday.The three attacks in the northern states of Zamfara, Katsina and Taraba occurred over the past 48 hours. While the attacks were not related, armed groups have…

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FTC Returns Nearly $60 Million to Drivers Whose Tips Were Illegally Withheld by Amazon

The Federal Trade Commission is sending nearly $60 million to more than 140,000 Amazon drivers. The funds will serve as reimbursement for tips that Amazon allegedly illegally withheld from drivers between 2016 and 2019. In 2021, the FTC brought a suit against Amazon and its subsidiary, Amazon Logistics, alleging that the company failed to fully…

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Nearly 60 Percent of Female PC(USA) Clergy Report Facing Gender-Based Discrimination in the Church

The latest release of the Presbyterian Church USA Research Services’ Minister Survey found that nearly 60 percent of female clergy in the Presbyterian Church have experienced gender-based discrimination.The survey considers the responses of 4,495 clergy members or 23 percent of all ordained mainline Protestant ministers. It was conducted between September and November of 2019.According to…

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Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

Oct. 18, 2021 — Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older. As a result, many of these people — nearly 44% — are physically limited and…