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Known enzyme may be key to unlocking super endurance in humans

A new study from Harvard University details the discovery of a critical role the enzyme prolyl hydroxylase 3 (PHD3) plays that may help lead to super-endurance capabilities in humans. The study, which involved lab mice, involved blocking this enzyme, something that resulted in a massively increased ability to run long distances, among other things. Researchers explain that prolyl hydroxylase 3 Continue reading

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Motorola Razr 2 may impress little and fold up

Motorola failed to impress the foldable display phone takers in its first attempt. The Lenovo-owned company is now slated to redo it, better this time, by flipping the smartphone experience again at the virtual hardware event lined up for September 9, 2020. The Chicago-based phone maker is expected to release the successor to the 2019‘s most anticipated foldable phone Continue reading

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US DoD reveals official task force to investigate UFOs after releasing videos

The United States Department of Defense has announced the official formation of a task force dedicated to investigating unknown aerial phenomena (UAPs), historically referred to as UFOs. The announcement comes only weeks after the government confirmed the validity of and officially released multiple videos from fighter jets showcasing UFOs. In more recent days, interest in the topic was also spurred Continue reading

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Netflix‘s Army of the Dead to refilm some scenes with new actor

Netflix‘s previously announced original zombie movie Army of the Dead from Zack Snyder will undergo an extensive edit that involves reshooting some scenes in order to replace one actor with another. The decision was made following sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Chris D‘Elia, according to a new report, which says that actor Tig Notaro will replace the actor in these Continue reading

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Fortnite Raise the Cup tournament revealed: How to get the emote prize

A day after its app store drama and matchmaking outage, Epic Games is back with some lighthearted news: a new tournament. The Raise the Cup tournament will give players the chance to win a new emote that will later be made available for everyone else to purchase in the Item Shop. The event will be entirely digital and accessible through Continue reading

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Biggest benefits of gastric bypass linked to special diet, not surgery

It may be the special diet adopted by gastric bypass patients, not the surgery itself, that results in many of the biggest benefits associated with the weight loss procedure, according to a new study. The findings come from Lund University, where one of the study‘s lead authors Nils Wierup explained, What we previously thought was an effect of the operation Continue reading

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New Pokemon TCG card set released with VMAX Charizard

Today we‘re taking a peek at some of the most awesome cards from the newest Pokemon (TCG) card game set. This is Pokemon TCG: Sword Shield - Darkness Ablaze card set. This set includes a card that‘s already sold on eBay for well over 100 USD. That is, of course, another Charizard. The very first Pokemon card game set Continue reading

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Facebook joins Fortnite in blasting Apple ‘App Store tax‘

Facebook has joined Fortnite developer Epic Games in criticizing Apple over its App Store payments cut, calling out the iPhone-maker as it launches a new events service. Small businesses and creators will be able to use Facebook for paid online events without coughing up any fees, the social network says, that is unless their customers are doing so via an Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 teardown reveals good news for DIYers

The team at iFixit has published its teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the company‘s latest smartwatch model. As with past teardowns, the process meticulously disassembles the smartwatch, detailing each step of the process, the components found within the watch, and it is all joined by information on how difficult the watch will be for the average person to Continue reading

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EA Access and Origin Access are making a major change

For a few years now, Electronic Arts has offered a subscription service that serves up perks like early trials of upcoming games and access to a collection of the company‘s older titles. EA‘s subscription services are available across a number of platforms, whether its Xbox One, PC, or PlayStation 4 (eventually, we‘ll be able to count Steam among the supported Continue reading

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NASA details plan for first regular SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to ISS

NASA has shared details on the latest evolution in its Commercial Crew program, stating that it will work with SpaceX to conduct the first regular rotation mission launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Called the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, the launch will take place no sooner than October 23 and will include a total of four astronauts from NASA and JAXA. Continue reading

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COVID-19 symptoms timeline details the order to watch out for

New research pinning down the likely order in which COVID-19 symptoms appear could help identify potential new cases faster, scientists claim, particularly in situations where people are uncertain whether they are in fact infected. Effective triaging of new coronavirus cases has proved difficult during the growing pandemic, in part because many people infected with COVID-19 show only mild symptoms or Continue reading

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Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale discounts Xbox, PC games, accessories

There‘s never any lack of video game sales in the summertime, and today, it seems it‘s Microsoft‘s turn to host one. Microsoft has kicked off its Ultimate Game Sale, and while the focus for many might be the Xbox One game discounts, there are also some PC and gaming accessory discounts to be had as well. There even seems to Continue reading

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Motorola inflatable chair just jumped the shark

Motorola wanted to remind people that their original Motorola razr phone was released in the year 2004. To do this, Motorola teamed up with the company Minnidip to create another 2000s icon. They‘ve released a new inflatable indoor/outdoor inflatable chair. They‘ve released the MINNIDIP x RAZR CH(AIR) in Blush Gold. This new chair is inextricably linked with the new Motorola Continue reading

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The huge rocket for the ULA Vulcan just passed a fiery milestone

The new rocket motor for the huge ULA Vulcan is one step closer to launching into space, with Northrop Grumman successfully putting one of the beastly motors through its paces this week. The ground test of the extended length 63-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor, known as GEM 63XL, is a key milestone on the way to giving the rocket its next-generation Continue reading

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2021 Polestar 2 First Drive Electric Confidence

The Polestar 2 arrives to plenty of big expectations. Probably the most direct competition the Tesla Model 3 has faced so far, this handiwork of a Volvo and Geely collaboration gets to cherry-pick the best of their tech, then fast-track it to roads without the headache of an internal-combustion legacy. In theory, that means the best of establishment automaker and Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Genesect weakness, raid counters, best to battle

Today we‘re taking a peek at The Paleozoic Pokemon, aka the Ancient Pokemon Genesect! This Pokemon was just released into Pokemon GO in raid battles starting on August 14, 2020, and ending on the 21st, at 13:00 (GMT-7) (that‘s around 10:00 AM Central Time, 8AM Pacific.) This Pokemon is a MUST HAVE if you‘re all about the most strange and Continue reading

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Horizon Zero Dawn first PC patch now live: What it fixes

Former PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn came to PC last week, and it‘s safe to say that the player reception has been more or less mixed. It isn‘t because of the content of the game, as we already know that Horizon Zero Dawn offers a solid experience, but because of a number of problems with the PC port. Guerilla Continue reading

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Chinese iPhone owners give Apple a brutal reality-check

On August 6, 2020, Donald Trump signed a presidential executive order banning U.S. transactions with WeChat with an execution countdown of 45 days. Apple is the USA-based company that sells the iPhone. It is possible that a ban on WeChat dealings with America-based companies could result in an iPhone that cannot use the WeChat app worldwide. This could be a Continue reading

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Disney is reviving the Star Wars Holiday Special with a LEGO makeover

Anyone who has seen the Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978 will tell you that it‘s not very good. In fact, it‘s been the most maligned piece of Star Wars content since it aired, becoming famous among fans for how bad it is. Given that negative reception, we‘ve never seen a second Star Wars Holiday Special, but that‘s going to Continue reading

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HTC Desire 20 Pro is too familiar, save the price [UPDATE]

The HTC Desire 20 Pro looks a whole lot like a couple of other devices we‘ve discussed this week. One‘s the Samsung Galaxy A51, the other is an LG smartphone that‘s coming closer to the end of the month. The HTC Desire 20 Pro doesn‘t look particularly different in any major way from most other multi-camera, punch-hole display, back-facing fingerprint Continue reading

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2021 Lexus LX 570: See what‘s new

The 2021 Lexus LX 570 remains one of the most luxurious and off-road capable sport-utility vehicles money can buy. And since Lexus is made by Toyota, the LX 570 carries with it the famed reliability and all-conquering prowess of its Land Cruiser sibling. But for 2021, the LX 570 has more standard features, an updated LX Sport package, and an Continue reading

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Researchers say ancient woolly rhino extinction was due to climate change

Research has been published looking at the extinction of prehistoric megafauna like the woolly mammoth, cave lion, and wooly rhinoceros at the end of the last ice age. This extinction event was previously linked to the spread of early humans around the globe over hunting animals. However, new research has found the wooly rhinoceros may have gone extinct from a Continue reading

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Google My Business now offers faster ways to update profiles

We‘ve become more dependent these days on the Internet to search for information, especially about places or businesses whose hours and policies may have changed in the past months. Unfortunately, those very same businesses may be experiencing difficulties in keeping up-to-date from lack of manpower or for being unable to even go to the office. The need for quick access Continue reading

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