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Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure
 
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A new treatment resulting from the partnership between Britain's National Institute for Health Research and other leading medical research organizations has scientists hopeful that they may have found a way to eradicate the HIV virus completely. The Collaborative entity known as HIV Eradication of Viral Reservoirs is comprised of clinicians, virologists, and immunologists, who have treated the first patient in an upcoming study that will involve 50 participants. Whereas previous HIV treatments use Antiretroviral Therapy - or ART - to stop the virus from copying itself and spreading - which often results with the virus' return when treatment ends, this new approach hopes to activate "sleeping" HIV cells and encourage a patient's own immune system to fight HIV. According to professor Sarah Fidler "This first participant has now completed the intervention and we have found it to be safe and well tolerated." But Fidler adds that "Only when all 50 study participants have completed the whole study, by 2018, will we be able to tell if there has been an effect on curing HIV." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/03/Scientists-hope-for-HIV-cure-with-new-treatment/9551475522018/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
 
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Four years after the tsunami ravaged much of its northeastern coast and killed over eighteen-thousand people, Japan is constructing a nearly 250-mile chain of cement seawalls to fend off future towering waves. Opponents of the 6.8 billion dollar wall, which in some places will reach nearly five stories high, say that the massive concrete barrier will damage marine ecology and scenery and hinder vital fisheries. Moreover, it will do only little to protect residents, and even worse - it'll foster complacency. Instead, they call for people to either move to higher ground, or to create a "green wall" of trees that perhaps won't stop the floods, but will weaken the impact of the waves. However those in favor of the "great wall", say it's a necessary evil, and one that will provide some jobs, at least for a time. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/35d608bb1ebe4766b33146e39b6044ba/japan-opts-massive-costly-sea-wall-fend-tsunamis http://www.wochit.com
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Israel Says Security Ties With India Out of the Closet
 
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The Israeli defense minister said on Thursday that Israel's security relationship with India is out in the open after years of being under wraps. He vows to play a bigger role in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to build an industrial base. Modi's nationalist party has long seen Israel has a natural ally against Islamist militancy, and has openly cultivated warmer ties, beginning with a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York last year. Since then, various government ministers and top officials have been exchanging visits and on Wednesday, Moshe Ya'alon arrived in India. It was the first visit by an Israeli defense minister since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1992. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/yqa-0tW2ZmI/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Instant Karma For Manhattan Attorney's Viral Racist Rant
 
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Attorney Aaron Schlossberg is getting a heavy dose of payback for recent actions. Schlossberg was videotaped this week at a Fresh Kitchen near his Madison Avenue law office Where he was berating restaurant employees.and diners for speaking Spanish Schlossberg even threatened to call immigration authorities. The next day, his face landed on the front page of the New York Daily News. It was positioned above a Spanish headline which translated to: "Screw you, idiot." And there's more video emerging, showing Schlossberg accosting another pedestrian. And to top it all off, 2 NYC lawmakers have filed a formal complaint against him. "What we witnessed in the vile video from Mr. Schlossberg, which has since gone viral, is a humiliating and insulting attack on the more than 50 years of progress that this nation has made since the civil rights movement. We watched Aaron's video and we were disgusted." Rubén Díaz Jr. and Rep. Adriano Espaillat. The 42 year old Schlossberg is now laying low, (hopefully) learning a lesson about verbally attacking innocent bystanders. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-politicians-file-formal-complaint-against-lawyer-whose-racist-n875006?cid=public-rss_20180517 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Goldman Sachs Limits Interns to 17 Hour Workdays
 
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Memo to Wall Street interns: go home and get some sleep. Goldman Sachs told its summer interns — all 2,900 of them — when they started their gigs this summer that they can’t be in the office between midnight and 7 a.m.. The 17-hour work day restriction is an attempt by the banking giants to curb some of their junior staffers’ long and grueling hours. One young banker told Atlantic writer Kevin Roose last year that the “banker 9 to 5” is 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next day. And 22-year-old Sarvshreshth Gupta complained to his father about regular 100 hour work weeks before he died earlier this year. Earlier this year, Bank of America told its staffers that they’ll be required to take a minimum of four weekends off per month. Goldman Sachs has also encouraged its staffers not to work on weekends, and began offering analysts full-time contracts instead of two-year contracts to relieve some of the pressure. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/tGnTl615qMg/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Barack Obama Joins Malia and Sasha in New York for Some Father-daughter Time
 
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It’s inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren’t that into their parents any more. President Barack Obama, parent to two teenage daughters, set out to combat that trend by hanging out with his girls in New York for the weekend. The trio, plus some of the girls’ friends, seemed intent on packing a lot into their 24 hours together in the city. But no one was out of the hotel door too early on a rainy Saturday morning after zigzagging around Manhattan in dad’s motorcade into the wee hours on Friday night. A Saturday afternoon Broadway matinee was in the offing, believed to be Hamilton, the hit hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/18/barack-obama-malia-sasha-new-york-father-daughter-time http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Lying Comment Earns Kellyanne Conway Unintented Laughter
 
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After a series of bizarre television appearances in which her messaging conflicted with the White House, it seemed that Kellyanne Conway was in the Trump Dog house. But now, Conway is back in the public eye. While speaking at D.C.'s Newseum during an examination of journalism in the Trump era, Conway said - without a hint of irony - "You can turn on the TV... and people literally say things that just aren't true." The crowd immediately erupted in laughter, and Kellyanne had to wait several moments before resuming, nodding and smiling as if to note that she, too, was in on the joke. And in another memorable moment from Conway's interview, moderator Michael Wolff referenced the Washington Post's tagline, saying "I'm going to tell you, when they say 'democracy dies in darkness,' you're the darkness," after which Conway paused again for the audience's laughter, before responding "I'm not the darkness." A fitting answer for the woman who coined the term "alternative facts." http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/a44507/kellyanne-conways-newseum-panel/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Russian Planes Fly Near US Warship
 
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According to the Pentagon, Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer sailing in the Black Sea. Russian state media reported that the USS Ross was acting "aggressively". The US Department of Defense, however, said the ship was "well within international waters at all times, performing routine operations". The US Navy released video on Monday of a Russian plane passing as close as 500 meters to the USS Ross. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Monday that the Russian planes were not armed with weapons and the USS Ross maintained its course. The Pentagon added that the ship's deployment to the Black Sea had been publicly announced. The Black Sea encounters are the latest sign of military tension between Russian and the West, amid hostilities in eastern Ukraine. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32969336#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Two Tanzanian U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Congo Ambush
 
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The country's U.N. mission said Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels. Felix Basse, spokesman for the mission known as MONUSCO, told Reuters the peacekeepers were attacked in the village of Kikiki, around 30 miles north of the town of Beni in North Kivu province. He said, "The ambush took place today, this afternoon ... The death toll is two and we have a couple of injured." The Congolese army said earlier on Tuesday that it had killed 16 Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces rebels during fierce fighting in the same zone over the weekend. Tuesday's ambush was the second attack on U.N. forces in the area in 48 hours after a MONUSCO helicopter was fired upon by unidentified gunmen on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/iXpXnbE9dlw/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Why the U.S. Military Pushed Helicopters Overboard in the Vietnam War
 
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In the final year of the Vietnam War, a series of offensives by the North Vietnamese led to the fall of the South Vietnamese capital Saigon on April 30, 1975. As the North Vietnamese Viet Cong approached Saigon, South Vietnamese citizens and American personnel fled before them, and the U.S. government began a program of mass evacuations. People were helicoptered away, sometimes under fire, to waiting American warships. The final phase of the evacuation was code-named Operation Frequent Wind. This included a map of Saigon showing areas where they would be picked up when the signal was given. Frequent Wind was carried out on April 29 and 30. Such was the speed of the evacuation and the number of people involved that the ships became overwhelmed with people and the helicopters that had brought them. Orders were given to push surplus helicopters over the sides of the ships to make room for more. Some pilots were told to drop off their passengers, then ditch their machines in the sea, bailing out at the last moment to be picked up by waiting rescue boats. Over 7,000 people were evacuated in Operation Frequent Wind. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/dPc28CAsJQE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Charming Prince Harry Helps Adorable Little Girl With Errant Shoe
 
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While meeting with locals in New Zealand on Friday, the 30-year-old Prince Harry was snapped enjoying a very special moment with one little girl. Kensginton Palace's official Instagram posted the precious pic on Instagram today. The accompanying sweet snapshot shows Harry offering the little girl one of her shoes, which appears to have fallen off her foot. Prince Harry is finally concluding his long trip Down Under. After training with Australian troops, he's been touring New Zealand. He recently visited the Turn Your Life Around youth development center in Mangere, South Auckland, New Zealand where he played pool and meet with local youths. The prince also participated in traditional Maori customs and learned about the Maori people of New Zealand. http://www.eonline.com/news/657125/prince-harry-plays-prince-charming-while-meeting-adorable-little-girl-in-new-zealand-see-the-cinderella-pic?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Sweden celebrates king's 70th with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen', the Beatles
 
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Sweden celebrated King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday with ABBA's hit 70s pop song 'Dancing Queen'. At Stockholm City Hall, the king was greeted by a choir singing the Beatles hit "All You Need Is Love" — with the audience joining in. Guests included the former Dutch queen, now Princess Beatrix, of the Netherlands, Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos, Denmark's Queen Margrethe and Japan's Princess Takamado. Born on April 30, 1946, Carl XVI Gustaf ascended the throne in 1973 and married German commoner Silvia Sommerlath three years later. They have three children and five grandchildren, with Crown Princess Victoria next in line to the throne. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2016-04-30-EU--Sweden-Royal%20Birthday/id-7379a318e8bd432d9270f8328c2ada48 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Why Did Jamie Lee Curtis Return To Halloween
 
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The reason Jamie Lee Curtis had to return to the Halloween franchise is very simple, according to director David Gordon Green. http://screenrant.com/halloween-2018-jamie-lee-curtis-director/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Rare Herd of Bison Found in Utah
 
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Researchers have confirmed that the Henry Mountains of southern Utah are home to a rare, genetically pure bison herd. The team included Utah State University scientists who analyzed tissue samples from the bison. Dr. Johan du Toit, professor of ecology and large mammal conservation at USU, said that the herd is even more unique than other populations of bison that have not interbred with cattle. He added, "We’ve got a very, very special case in that the Henry Mountains bison is actually in fact the only population of bison in existence which is now both genetically pure and is free of the disease brucellosis and is free-ranging on public land co-mingling with cattle and is legally hunted. So, we have this very unique population which is one of a kind." http://upr.org/post/genetically-pure-bison-found-utah http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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What Are Sanctions?
 
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'Phantom Limb' Pain Can Be Relieved Through Brain Training
 
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People who undergo an amputation often experience pain and sensation from the limb that's no longer there. It's a phenomenon doctors call "phantom limb pain." But now, researchers say they've figured out a way to rewire the brain and reduce pain coming from a phantom limb. According to a new study, the technique essentially involves distracting the brain from mixed signals it may receive as a result of losing the limb. According to UPI, the research team used a brain-machine interface to decode the neural activity of the mental action needed for a patient to move their "phantom" hand, then linked those signals to a robot prosthetic limb. Patients experienced an increase in phantom pain if they tried to control the prosthetic arm by willing the movement of their missing arm. But patients' phantom pain decreased if they were trained to move the robot arm using the "wrong" side of the brain. For example, researchers said patients missing the left arm experienced reduced pain if they moved the prosthetic arm through neural signals associated with their right arm. Study co-author Ben Seymour says he hopes this research will provide an alternative to painkillers for people experiencing phantom limb pain. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/27/Brain-training-may-curb-phantom-limb-pain/4131477600155/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Philadelphia Apologizes to Baseball Great Jackie Robinson
 
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The city of Philadelphia officially offered an apology this week to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love during his famous baseball career. The City Council passed a resolution on Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in the 1940s. As baseball fans and historians know, April 15 is the day Robinson broke baseball's color barrier by becoming the first black player in the sport. In Philadelphia, Robinson was famously taunted by manager Ben Chapman, who, along with Phillies players, hurled racial slurs at Robinson each time he came to bat during the 1947 season. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/31/philadelphia-apology-jackie-robinson-racism-dodgers http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Something to 'talk' About: Vocal Chord Grown in Lab
 
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Scientists at the University of Wisconsin successfully grew a vocal cord using cadaver tissue. Scientists have made promising breakthroughs in the world of bioengineering, successfully growing human kidneys, a mini-brain, and a limb. On Wednesday, a new body part worthy of talk was unveiled: vocal chords. The paper, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows how University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers bioengineered vocal chord tissue from a cadaver. The tissue, which closely resembles real vocal chord tissue, is even capable of transmitting sound. Dr. Nathan Welham, an associate professor of surgery at UW and a speech pathologist, touched on the significance of the discovery. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedailybeast/articles/~3/OuGg07BtxPo/scientists-grew-a-vocal-cord.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
 
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Beau Biden's viewing service was emotional to say the least. Vice President Joe Biden, whose son tragically passed away from brain cancer five days ago at the young age of 46, was surrounded by friends and family Thursday at Beau's public service and viewing at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Beau's wife and kids and the rest of their family were understandably emotional while watching honor guards carry Beau's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The famous family shed tears as they said goodbye to the former Attorney General, who had been battling brain cancer for several years. In addition to the service and viewing, Beau was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware's highest honor, for his "heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement." http://www.eonline.com/news/663433/vice-president-joe-biden-attends-son-beau-biden-s-emotional-funeral-surrounded-by-family?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Identify Treatment of Glioblastoma Brain Tumor
 
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Researchers say they have identified a protein -- tyrosine phosphatase receptor type Z, or PTPRZ, -- as a drug target for patients with glioblastoma. Glioblastoma has been classified by the World Health Organization as the highest grade glioma, a type of brain tumor that is difficult to treat with the median survival rate of patients with glioblastoma is 14 months. There has been a lack of effective treatment options has spurred researchers to look for other treatment options. The study also showed that the allosteric inhibitor of PTPRZ known as NAZ2329 suppressed stem cell-like properties in glioblastoma cells in cultures and tumor growth. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/07/18/Scientists-identify-drug-target-for-treatment-of-glioblastoma/6421500394895/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Underground Lake Found On Mars Raises Possibility Of Life
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life. FILE PHOTO: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this snapshot of Mars 11 hours before the planet made its closest approach to Earth on August 26, 2003. REUTERS/J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI)/NASA/File Photo The reservoir they detected — roughly 12 miles (20 km) in diameter, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about a mile (1.5 km) beneath the ice surface — represents the first stable body of liquid water ever found on Mars. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/G2w8Gcj_2A4/underground-lake-found-on-mars-raising-possibility-of-life-idUSKBN1KF1Z8 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sweden's Princess Madeleine Gives Birth to a Son!
 
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There's a new baby in town! Sweden's Princess Madeleine has given birth to a boy! She went into labor Monday, only two days after attending the wedding of her brother, Prince Carl Philip. The marshal of the realm said in a statement, "Both mother and child are in good health." The palace didn't reveal the name of Madeleine's new baby. This is the second child for Madeleine and husband Christopher O'Neill, who already have one-year-old daughter Princess Leonore. The royal family celebrated Carl Philip's nuptials Saturday in Stockholm, where he married Sofia Hellqvist in the chapel of the Royal Palace in front of friends and members of the royal family. http://www.eonline.com/news/666624/sweden-s-princess-madeleine-gives-birth-to-a-son?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Here Are Five Facts About the Little-Known Pangolin
 
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Here are five facts about the little-known Pangolin: 1. Pangolin’s scales are made of keratin, which is the same material found in a rhino's horn. A pangolin's tongue can be longer than its body. Pangolins don't have very good eyesight. Pangolins can live in trees or in the ground. Some species climb trees by using their claws to grip on to overhanging branches, while others use their claws to dig holes in the ground. Four of the species are found in Asia and the four others are found in Africa. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37470783' http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Less Obvious, Early Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
 
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When you think of Parkinson’s disease, you probably picture tremors and Michael J. Fox, but a more telling early indicator is handwriting that suddenly gets much smaller. According to Reader's Digest, a 2013 Israeli study found handwriting analysis was able to identify patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s more than 97 per cent of the time. Other early indications of the condition can include a loss of smell. If you stop noticing pungent cologne and aren’t drawn to the aroma of mouth-watering food, pay attention. Intense dreams that cause you to thrash and kick in your bed can also be an indicator. When any of these symptoms last more than a couple of weeks, see a neurologist. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, and the sooner you get control of the symptoms, the better your quality of life will be. http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/10-red-flag-symptoms/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ancient DNA Reveals First Polynesians Origins
 
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After just 3000 years of human life on the island of Fiji, ancient DNA reveals the origins of the first Polynesians. Distinctive stamped red pottery, obsidian tools, and shell ornaments reveal that explorers could have been farmers from East Asia or hunter-gatherers from Melanesia including Papa New Guinea. Scientists sequenced the DNA of four skeletons from Vanuatuan and Tongan women dating back 2300 to 3100 years ago. Although many Polynesians today carry Melanesian DNA, the long, unbroken chunks reveal that it was incorporated recently, about 500 to 2500 years ago, after the Lapita period. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/game-changing-study-suggests-first-polynesians-voyaged-all-way-east-asia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Bill Paxton, Beloved Actor, Has Died
 
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As reported by the Associated Press, Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61. A family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death but provided no further details. Paxton, a Fort Worth, Texas, native, appeared in dozens of movies and television shows and seemed to be around when history was made both on and off screen. As a boy, he was in the crowd that welcomed President John F. Kennedy in Texas on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, hours before Kennedy was killed in Dallas. As a young man, he worked in the art department for "B'' movie king Roger Corman, who helped launch the careers of numerous actors and filmmakers. Television fans knew him for his role as a polygamist, with three wives who expected the best from him, in the HBO series "Big Love," for which he received three Golden Globe nominations. Paxton is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury, and their two children. His first marriage, to Kelly Rowan, ended in divorce. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2017-02-26-US--Obit-Bill%20Paxton/id-04b36bb0ca1a47e59c5f3f0c000855fa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
 
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In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Associated Press, Davis held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others. Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-11-US--Woman's%20Final%20Party/id-21d9da4fc7f440b2ab9c01f3eb8c68a4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Mexico’s Census Bureau Has Recognized the Country’s Black Population
 
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For the first time in its history, Mexico’s census bureau has recognized the country’s black population . there are approximately 1.4 million citizens (1.2% of the population) who self-identify as “Afro-Mexican” or “Afro-descendant.” The survey found that more women identify as black than men, by about 705,000 to 677,000. Many of them living in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz. Many claiming that the population has existed as long as the Spanish Conquistadors history in the country. Many of them came from slavery and were mixed claiming the term mulatto. Recognizing the differences in population is the first step towards fighting against discrimination. http://fusion.net/story/245192/mexico-discovers-1-4-million-black-mexicans-they-just-had-to-ask/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Pope Makes Surprise Visit to Nuns in Obamacare Lawsuit
 
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Pope Francis made a surprise stop to see to nuns who are suing the Obama administration for requiring employers to cover the cost of birth control — a visit the convent called a "spiritual shot in the arm" for its lawsuit. The pope made the unscheduled trip to Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, during a busy first day of his historic trip to the United States. The nuns, who run homes for senior citizens across the country, have been embroiled in a legal battle over the contraception provision of President Obama's 2010 Affordable Health Care Act, or Obamacare. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters that the pope's visit was a "sign of support for" the nuns. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4a22b289/sc/7/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cstoryline0Cpope0Efrancis0Evisits0Eamerica0Cspiritual0Eshot0Earm0Epope0Evisits0Enuns0Eobamacare0Esuit0En432931/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Homeless NYC Girl Earns Junior Olympics Win
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest surprise Monday for 10-year-old Rainn Sheppard, competing at the Junior Olympics in Houston and far from the New York City homeless shelter she shares with her two sisters and mother, wasn't the gold medal she won in the 3,000 meters. It was the arrival of her mother. Rainn and her sisters, 11-year-old Tai and 8-year-old Brooke, had hoped merely to make their mother proud, since she couldn't afford to make the trip from the Brooklyn shelter herself. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-02-US--Homeless%20Track%20Stars/id-5bae5d9b43b04a0ea7d6e88c5606758a http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Nicaragua Volcano Erupts For the First Time Since 1905
 
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Last night a Nicaragua volcano named Momotombo started its first eruption since 1905. The vigorous Strombolian eruption produced an impressive lava fountain along with a dark ash plume over the area near Lake Managua. Local reports suggest that people started feeling tremors and noticing steam plumes from Momotombo over the past few weeks. Then, late on Monday night, a new eruption began, sending incandescent volcanic debris cascading down the slopes of the volcano. Momotombo has rumbled occasionally since its last confirmed eruption in 1905. As recently as 2003-2011, the volcano experienced a series of small seismic swarms that suggested magma moving in the system beneath the volcano. http://www.wired.com/2015/12/nicaraguas-momotombo-volcano-erupted-for-the-first-time-in-100-years/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Giuliana Rancic Shares Adorable Pics Of Her "Lil Fireman" Duke Rancic For Halloween
 
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Now this is just too cute! Giuliana Rancic took to Instagram Thursday to share some preview pics of son Duke's adorable Halloween costume. In one photo, the E! News host holds little Duke's hand as the mommy-son duo walk down the hall. The 2-year-old looks beyond precious in firefighter boots and pants with suspenders and a white tee. Duke's fireman costume is complete with a black fireman's helmet. Rancic later shared a second solo snapshot of Duke smiling while modeling his Halloween ensemble. "My lil' Fireman," she wrote on Instagram. http://www.eonline.com/news/593858/giuliana-rancic-shares-adorable-pics-of-her-lil-fireman-duke-rancic-for-halloween?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com
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A Boy With Cancer was so Determined to Meet The Rock, it Made the Actor Cry
 
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Meeting your heroes can be an emotional experience, but sometimes it's the idol who ends up getting misty eyed. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had a unique encounter with with a dedicated fan, Nick Miller, in a chance meeting after hitting the gym, on April 5th. He shared a photo of himself with Miller on Instagram . Johnson wrote in his post, "this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it's been his life's dream to meet me and tell me how much I've inspired him to fight cancer and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments." After hugs and photo ops were done, Johnson claims he was so touched by Miller's story that he even started to cry on his way home. The Rock doesn't just have big muscles, he has a big heart. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/k2fjSg9zxes/ http://www.wochit.com
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Here's How To Cheer Up A Depressed Cat
 
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Is your cat depressed? According to Nicholas Dodman, director of Tufts University animal behavior clinic, about 40% of felines can become depressed due to sheer boredom. What can you do to help them? Give your cat a bunch of attention and play with him or her every day. Purchase toys that will ease your cat’s boredom. Keep your cat active by providing scratching posts and towers. Provide your kitty with another pet to hang out with or play a video while you’re away. Pet AVision offers multiple cat videos to choose from. http://www.readersdigest.ca/home-garden/pets/4-ways-cheer-depressed-cat/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Obama Gets Help in Spanish From His Daughter Malia on His Cuba Trip
 
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As President Obama continues his historic tour of Cuba this week, he’s getting a little help from 17-year-old daughter Malia in the language department. White House photographer Pete Souza posted a photo on Instagram of the president and Malia at a restaurant in Cuba talking to a man and laughing. “The President and Malia share a laugh as Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant in Old Havana,” Souza wrote in his post. “My vocabulary is the equivalent of a 2-year-old’s,” he said. http://fusion.net/story/283546/malia-obama-is-using-her-spanish-skills-to-help-her-dad-out-in-cuba/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sorry, Princess! Thai Prince Strips Wife of Royal Name
 
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Thailand's crown prince has revoked the royally-assigned family name of his wife, following the arrest of several of her relatives in a high-profile corruption case. News about the monarchy is heavily filtered by the palace, and under the lse-majest laws, the world's harshest, anything deemed an insult or a threat to the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The office of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn issued a statement on Friday ordering the Interior Ministry to strip the family of Princess Srirasmi of the royal-appointed surname Akharaphongpreecha. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is the first in line for the Thai throne. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/40f9239a/sc/11/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cworld0Cthailands0Ecrown0Eprince0Estrips0Ewife0Eroyally0Eappointed0Efamily0Ename0En258351/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Study: New Way to Activate Stem Cells to Grow Hair
 
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Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles say in a study they have identified a new way to activate stem cells in hair follicles to regrow hair. The study, published today in Nature Cell Biology, findings could lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia. The cells then either sent pyruvate to their mitochondria or convert it to lactate. Researchers blocked the production of lactate genetically in mice and found that this prevented hair follicle stem cell activation and then increased lactate production genetically in the mice, which accelerated hair follicle stem cell activation. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/08/14/Scientists-find-new-way-to-activate-stem-cells-to-grow-hair/1301502733503/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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India Builds First 'smart' City as Urban Population Swells
 
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India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western state Gujarat. So far, it boasts modern underground infrastructure, two office blocks and not much else. The plan, however, is for a meticulously planned metropolis complete with gleaming towers, drinking water on tap, automated waste collection and a dedicated power supply - luxuries to many Indians. With an urban population set to double at 814 million people by 2050, India faces the kind of mass urbanization only seen before in China. Ahead of his election last May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised 100 so-called smart cities by 2022 to help meet the rush. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/K4E_tbpmqk8/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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If Your DNA Is Right, You Can Lease Land in Hawaii for $1 a Year
 
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Hawaiians will for the first time be allowed to submit DNA evidence to prove their native ancestry in an effort to become eligible for low-cost state land leases. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands reached the agreement after the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation filed a lawsuit in 2012 on behalf of Leighton Pang Kee. According to BuzzFeed, Kee had applied through the organization for housing and submitted DNA evidence to establish his relationship with the unnamed biological father on his birth certificate. To be eligible for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands housing, Hawaiians must prove they have 50% or more blood quantum. They can then apply for a 99-year lease of state land for $1 a year. Pang Kee was adopted, but he knew who his late father was and found his father’s brother, who took a DNA test to prove that they were related. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/hawaii-to-allow-dna-testing-as-proof-of-native-ancestry?utm_term=4ldqpia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Private Funeral Held for George Michael in London
 
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Best-selling British superstar singer George Michael was buried in London on Wednesday in a private funeral some three months after his death on Christmas Day, his publicist said. Several luxury cars with blacked-out windows arrived and later left Highgate Cemetery in north London, Reuters reporters said. "Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend," a family statement from the singer's publicist said, without confirming the venue. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/08g10dECVLo/us-people-michael-funeral-idUSKBN1702JW http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Use Stem Cell Therapy To Treat Leading Cause Of Blindness
 
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2 (UPI) -- Researchers made advances toward creating stem cell-derived retinal cells used to treat a leading cause of blindness, scientists at the National Eye Institute said. NEI scientists found that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on a layer of cells in the back of the eye, known as the retinal pigment epithelium, are essential for the survival of the retina's light-sensing photoreceptors, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. The discovery has advanced scientists' ability to use induced-pluripotent stem cells to create adult RPE for transplants to treat patients with geographic atrophy -- or dry age-related macular degeneration -- a leading cause of blindness in the United States. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/01/02/Scientists-advance-stem-cell-therapy-for-a-leading-cause-of-blindness/8571514929118/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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India to Sign Iran Port Deal, Ignores U.S. Warning
 
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India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a port at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman, near Iran's border with Pakistan, but the venture has made little progress because of Western sanctions on Iran. Now, spurred on by Chinese President Xi Jinping's signing of energy and infrastructure agreements with Pakistan worth $46 billion, Modi wants to swiftly sign trade deals with Iran and other Gulf countries. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OyDjpFbC4kQ/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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How To Properly Prepare Broccoli To Be A Cancer-Fighting Vegetable
 
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Broccoli can help you prevent cancer. Here's how you should prepare it. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/how-to-prepare-broccoli-to-prevent-cancer/ar-BBIUdGm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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WWE Superstar Natalya Comments On Jim Neidhart’s Death
 
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According to SFGate.com WWE Superstar Natalya Neidhart has commented on the death of her father, former WWE wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. She Says, “I can’t put into words how hard it is going to be for myself and our family to have to say goodbye to my dad. He meant the world to us, and nothing will ever replace the special times we shared together as a family.” Jim Neidhart, who was also a former player NFL player with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, died at the age of 63. https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/WWE-Superstar-Natalya-on-Dad-Jim-Neidhart-s-13153449.php http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Can Scientists Save Puerto Rico's "Monkey Island"?
 
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More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, scientists are still scrambling to save the more than 1,000 rhesus monkeys living of the island's southeast coast. Since tge 1930s, Cayo Santiago, known as “Monkey Island,” has been a crucial resource for researchers studying primates. Miraculously, the monkeys largely survived the initial impact of Hurricane Maria. But the storm devastated the small island, destroying its lush vegetation and wrecking the infrastructure that provided its inhabitants with fresh water. Researchers are now transporting shipments of food and water to the island and distributing supplies in the local community in nearby Punta Santiago. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/monkey-island-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria_us_59d7abd0e4b0f6eed3500645?section=us_science http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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John Legend And Esther Mahlangu Unite To Help Raise AIDS Awareness
 
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Esther Mahlangu hands me a chicken feather. She teaches me how to strip it and save a little tuft at the tip. She shows me how I'm supposed to hold it, dipping it into jet black paint. I follow her example and trace a pattern onto a swatch of canvas. When she stops to examine my work, she clasps her hands together. "This is Ndebele," she whispers, referring to the centuries-old culture and traditions of the Ndebele people. Mahlangu, 82, is an artist and a teacher. http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a38877/john-legend-project-red-esther-mahlangu/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Gus Kenworthy Opens Up About His Relationship
 
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Roger Erickson/OUT Gus Kenworthy and Matt Wilkas aren't in a rush to settle down. The 25-year-old Olympic free-skier and the 38-year-old actor grace one of two covers for OUT magazine's annual "Love Issue," on newsstands Jan. 17. Kenworthy was "on the rocks" with his first boyfriend, sports photographer Robin Macdonald, when came out publicly on the cover of ESPN Magazine in October 2015. Before the couple officially called it quits, the silver medalist had reached out to Wilkas to set up a date—but their love story didn't start until much later on. http://www.eonline.com/news/818623/gus-kenworthy-and-matt-wilkas-we-re-in-love-but-we-re-not-getting-married?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Love Snakes? This Illinois Destination is for You
 
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You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregate beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. For two months each spring, from March 15 to May 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes a 2.5-mile road segment to car traffic to allow migrating snakes, lizards, frogs and salamanders to move freely from their winter habitat along and beneath the bluffs to their summer feeding grounds in the low-lying swamp to the west. The road is again closed from Sept. 1 to Oct. 30 as the migration reverses. Snake Road now attracts visitors from across the country, said Chad Deaton, a Forest Service wildlife biologist. The surrounding research area is home to more than 1,200 species of plants and animals, including bobcats and bald eagles, and 35 kinds of snakes. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/XPNmQRxRFFo/ http://www.wochit.com
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How Teens Are Affected By Technology
 
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‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,’ is a documentary that discusses and directs both modern-day internet and phone addiction. According to new studies, a modern-American teenager spend six and a half hours looking at digital devices every day. 60 percent of teenagers in a newly conducted study said that they text and use social media while doing homework, and 76 percent of them listen to music. Sherry Turkle, a noted sociologist say this is hurting more than helping. She states, “What’s extraordinary about the studies on multitasking is, even though you’re doing worse and worse on everything you’re doing, you feel as though you’re doing better and better.” Teenagers will soon need to lower their tech usage. https://www.cnet.com/news/teen-tech-smartphone-addiction-screenagers-snapchat-google/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Chicago Battled Windy Conditions Today
 
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The Windy City certainly lived up to its nick name today. Chicagoans faced wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and The National Weather Service announced a high wind advisory until 6pm. Due to the wind, the Willis Tower Skydeck closed, flights were cancelled, and the city faced some power outages. The Chicago Fire Department evacuated occupants of three highrise apartment complexes due to blowing construction debris such as broken class. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/PBdufCJFBRg/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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