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Who Are Instagram’s Infertility Influencers Really Helping?

Who Are Instagram’s Infertility Influencers Really Helping?

In the minutes and hours after learning about my first miscarriage during a routine ultrasound, my senses sharpened to the physical details around me: the blossoming warmth of May in Maine, a single feathery cirrus cloud overhead in an otherwise perfectly blue sky, the MOJO RZN license plate on the maroon Mustang in front of …

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Bluetran’s Lightning Escooter Is Too Much, and It’s Great

Bluetran’s Lightning Escooter Is Too Much, and It’s Great

In the month I’ve been testing the Bluetran Lightning, I’ve had to charge it only once. Once. That was after about 40 miles’ worth of trips (at various sub–30-mph speeds). This electric kick scooter never failed going up steep hills, its hydraulic brakes are fantastic, and its suspension feels like a magic carpet ride. It’s …

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A Brain Chemical Helps Neurons Know When to Start a Movement

A Brain Chemical Helps Neurons Know When to Start a Movement

By washing through the brain, neuromodulators “allow you to govern the excitability of a large region of the brain more or less in the same way or at the same time,” said Eve Marder, a neuroscientist at Brandeis University widely recognized for her pioneering studies on neuromodulators in the late 1980s. “You’re basically creating either …

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Museum rigs up multi-screen N64 GoldenEye to prevent “screencheating”

Museum rigs up multi-screen N64 GoldenEye to prevent “screencheating”

Enlarge / One console, four displays, zero “split-screen” antics Anyone who remembers playing GoldenEye 007 on the N64 likely remembers having to account for the “screencheaters” that would glance at another quadrant of the split-screen shooter to gauge an opponent’s locations. There’s even a modern game that forces players to rely on the tactic to …

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Small drones are giving Ukraine an unprecedented edge

Small drones are giving Ukraine an unprecedented edge

Petro Zadorozhny | Getty Images In the snowy streets of the north Ukrainian town of Trostyanets, the Russian missile system fires rockets every second. Tanks and military vehicles are parked on either side of the blasting artillery system, positioned among houses and near the town’s railway system. The weapon is not working alone, though. Hovering …

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Amazon Kindle book purchases are the next Google Play billing casualty

Amazon Kindle book purchases are the next Google Play billing casualty

Stay tuned for more IAP removals — After Audible purchases were turned off in April, Kindle purchases are gone now, too. Ron Amadeo – May 6, 2022 5:12 pm UTC Enlarge / Amazon’s new purchase explainer and the “learn more” link. Following up on its earlier move to pull Audible audiobook purchases from its Play Store app, …

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