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Animal life thriving around Fukushima | Science Daily

Areas in Fukushima, Japan that are void of human life have begun to see a resurgence of wildlife almost a decade after a nuclear accident. More than 20 species including pheasants and Japanese hare have been photographed and documented returning to the area. Animal species that had more run-ins with humans seem to especially be thriving without the conflict with ... Read More »

Austrian skier buried under avalanche for 5 hours survives | DW

A 26-year-old skier was found alive after five hours of being buried by an avalanche. The lucky man had been trapped with an air pocket that allowed him to breathe until he was located by his avalanche transceiver. When he was found, he was in a severe hypothermic condition, but after being transported to a hospital, his body temperature warmed ... Read More »

What will happen in the 2020s | Fred Wilson, AVC

“People overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade,” says Fred Wilson, attributing the quote to Bill Gates, as he looks forward to the decade that is upon us. Offering 10 predictions of what we could expect from the 20’s, he says, “It is impossible to be right about all of this. But ... Read More »

A highly subjective list of some of this year’s notable young startups | Tech Crunch

Connie Loizos has compiled a list of some of the most prominent startups from this past year, and how they impacted society. Number one on the list is based out of Durham, NC and is known as Xilis. Placing them at the number one spot comes from the medical technology being developed that enables cancer cure methods to be tested ... Read More »

Cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy available on NHS from January | BBC

CBD oil on a counter with other medicines. The focus is on the CBD oil, while others are slightly blurred. Picture for decorative purposes.

Starting January 6th, 2020, doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe Epidyolex for those with epilepsy. The new medication has a cannabis base and was shown to reduce seizures in children by up to 40%. Epidyolex will be used to help children with Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, causing them to have multiple episodes a day. Epilepsy ... Read More »

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020 to highlight U.S. Air Force Special Operations | Aviation Pros

Airmen in Special Operations careers often have specialized training in different fields such as scuba diving, parachuting, and motorcycling. These airmen and versatile aircrafts, such as the C-130, will be recognized in 2020 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The nation’s largest airshow will take place at the airport in Oshkosh and feature talented pilots and other members working to put on ... Read More »

Congress wants the Pentagon to make a plan to close all remaining burn pits | Military.com

Congress has challenged the Pentagon to come up with a plan to phase out burn pits within the next year. A list of sites where troops would have been exposed to the burn pits was requested. Continuing health examinations will be allowed for troops that were exposed to the burning waste, allowing exposed veterans to enroll in the VA’s Airborne ... Read More »

Review: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ is the worst ‘Star Wars’ movie ever | Forbes

A mad movie. A miserable finale. According to Forbes Senior Contributor, Scott Mendelson, The Rise of Skywalker served no other purpose than to “reassure fans that they are the chosen ones of the pop culture galaxy.” As you continue to read this article, reader discretion is advised due to a few details from the movie that might spoil actually seeing ... Read More »

Why digital health has been such as disappointment, and how to change that | CNBC

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Over $30 billion has been used for digital health since 2011 but has yielded minimal results. Despite supposedly being a driving force in health care, digital health care companies are often just as expensive (if not more so) than others and aren’t being utilized. Most of this is caused by an effective strategy yet to be utilized and no true ... Read More »

Master Gunny Claus ordered back to active duty by Marines | Connecting Vets

Master Gunny Sgt. S. Claus has been ordered to report to active duty no later than December 24th. Having several aliases, such as Kris Kringle and Saint Nicholas, Master Gunny Claus has served as a Marine Reservist for 1,743 years, which predates the Corps’ establishment by about 1.500 years. Master Sgts. Dasher and Dancer, Gunny Sgts. Prancer and Vixen, Staff ... Read More »