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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change

In 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes. Now, an international team has found that rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a much shorter […]

Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds

A gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don’t have the gene variant, […]

The Side Effect Of That New Malaria Drug? American Jobs

The Trump administration wants to cut the U.S. global health budget. A new study puts a different spin on the spending. (Image credit: Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images) Source: New feed

Why Zika Is Especially Hard On The Women Of Brazil

They’ve been largely responsible for warding off mosquitoes at home — and caring for the children born with microcephaly. A new study says that the government has not given them the support they need. (Image credit: Amanda Klasing) Source: New feed

Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. Host Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF about the crisis. (Image credit: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images) Source: New feed

Scientists Keeping A Close Watch On Massive Iceberg’s Movement

The massive iceberg that broke off the floating Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctic last week continues to drift towards the sea. Measuring some 6,000 square kilometers – roughly the size of Delaware – the iceberg is being monitored via satellite images, where it appears to be moving away from the its parent ice shelf, […]

Introducing Engadget's 2017 back-to-school guide!

Introducing Engadget's 2017 back-to-school guide!

We're now about midway through summer — ergo, it's time to rain on your beach party and talk about the upcoming school year. Don't worry, though: With most US colleges opening their doors in late August, and public grade schools waiting until after… Source: New feed

Play 'Runescape' seamlessly between your PC and phone

Play 'Runescape' seamlessly between your PC and phone

If you're an avid player of MMORPG RuneScape, then you should be paying attention to publisher Jagex's announcement today. The UK-based game developer revealed that RuneScape and Old School RuneScape will be coming to both mobile and tablet devices. Source: New feed

‘Final Fight’ boss Abigail to join ‘Street Fighter V’ roster

‘Final Fight’ boss Abigail to join ‘Street Fighter V’ roster

The EVO 2017 championship — which is the premier, annual tournament for fighting games — took place this weekend. The event culminated in the Street Fighter V finals, which saw Japanese god Tokido battle through the loser's bracket with his signatu… Source: New feed

Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people

Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people

Motorola is adding machine learning to its surveillance equipment used by law enforcement personnel. Cops in Chicago's Waukegan police department are already suiting up with the company's Si500 body cams. But those same cameras could soon pack AI tha… Source: New feed