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  • After a User Dies, Apple Warns Against Counterfeit Chargers
    By on July 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    After a Chinese woman was earlier this month evidently electrocuted while talking on her iPhone while it was plugged in to charge, Apple is warning users to avoid counterfeit chargers. From CNet: “Last week, reports surfaced in China that suggested the woman, Ma Ailun, might have been using a third-party charger designed to look like the real thing. Although third-party chargers are not uncommon, they vary widely in terms of safety and quality. Earlier (more…)



  • Psychopathic Criminals Have “Empathy Switch”
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    dryriver writes “Psychopaths do not lack empathy, rather they can switch it on at will, according to new research. Placed in a brain scanner, psychopathic criminals watched videos of one person hurting another and were asked to empathise with the individual in pain. Only when asked to imagine how the pain receiver felt did the area of the brain related to pain light up. Scientists, reporting in Brain, say their research explains how psychopaths can (more…)

  • Scientists Discover New Clues To Regeneration: How Flatworms Regrow Heads
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    An anonymous reader writes “Regeneration is one of the most useful skills that an organism can possess. Lizards can regrow their tails and starfish can regrow and entire part of themselves if they’re cut to pieces. Yet scientists have long wondered why some creatures possess this ability while others don’t. That’s why they decided to examine the process of regeneration, looking at the masters of this particular adaptation: flatworms.”

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