22 March 2017

A Smartphone Can Accurately Test Sperm Count

Measuring the quality of those little swimmers usually requires a trip to the doctor. Researchers have come up with a smartphone accessory that would let men do that at home in less than five seconds.

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Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.

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21 March 2017

New Device Restrictions On Some Flights: Few Facts, Many Questions

Homeland Security says most personal electronics won't be allowed in carry-ons on flights from some majority-Muslim countries. The U.K. has acted similarly. Why the abrupt change? It's far from clear.

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Google Vows To Remove Ads From Offensive YouTube Content

Google says it is giving advertisers more control over where and how their ads appear. Some major advertisers in the U.K. were outraged and some pared back their spending after their ads appeared on YouTube videos created by backers of ISIS and a violent pro-fascist group. Google also says it's removing more ads from extremist content and hiring more people to deal with the problem.

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Trump's Electronics Restrictions Could Cause Headaches For Touring Musicians

Cities like Dubai, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi and Casablanca have become popular touring destinations for prominent artists. What effect might the new baggage restrictions have on their work?

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