China’s quest to rule Taiwan has already begun with a campaign of “gray-zone” warfare. Here is how military strategists believe the struggle might play out.
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Why do dogs tilt their heads? New study offers clues
Of all the cute things dogs do, cocking their head to one side while they look at you may be the most endearing. Yet surprisingly little research has looked into why they do it. Now, a new study of “gifted” canines—those capable of quickly memorizing multiple toy names—shows they often tilt their heads before correctly retrieving a specific toy. That suggests the behavior might be a sign of concentration and recall in our canine pals, the team suggests.
COVID-19: Can glasses protect you? How long can microbes survive on surfaces?
There are some very good reasons for being fastidious with your cleaning and disinfecting efforts these days (yes, these are two very different steps). We are, after all, still in a pandemic.
9 free online games to spice up your stay-home days during Phase 2
In just a blink of an eye, we are back to phase 2 heightened alert. As much as we love staying home for our community, the social creatures inside us are screaming “let us out and have fun!” If you’re feeling this way, we hear you — how would you fancy a free online game? Here’s a list of fun games you can play while staying safe with your friends through Zoom and Discord.
Why is static only black and white instead of multicolored on a color television?
I’ve stared at this question for about 5 minutes now, just wondering how did I not notice this before?
If light can travel for a long distance, why is it that if you light a flashlight at night, the light will only go on for about 30 meters?
You’ve accidentally stumbled on an obscure topic here, and it’s something you do on a Wednesday afternoon in HND EME and then immediately forget as soon as you leave the classroom only to get a shock when it pops up on that term’s electrical paper.
Fermented Foods Decrease Inflammation and Improve Gut Diversity, Study Finds
Eating a diet full of fermented foods, like yogurt, kimchi, and fermented vegetables, and consuming kombucha tea may be a way to reduce the inflammation that’s associated with chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic stress.
The health benefits of coffee
NEW YORK — Americans sure love their coffee. Even last spring when the pandemic shut down New York, nearly every neighbourhood shop that sold takeout coffee managed to stay open, and I was amazed at how many people ventured forth to start their stay-at-home days with a favourite store-made brew.
Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/well/eat/coffee-health-benefits.html
Cybersecurity experts face a new challenge: AI capable of tricking them
If you use such social media websites as Facebook and Twitter, you may have come across posts flagged with warnings about misinformation. So far, most misinformation – flagged and unflagged – has been aimed at the general public. Imagine the possibility of misinformation – information that is false or misleading – in scientific and technical fields like cybersecurity, public safety and medicine.
Understanding why your Integrated Shield claims get queried or rejected
You purchased an Integrated Shield Plan (IP) to cover hospitalisation charges many years ago. You have never fallen sick so you have no experience in making a claim on the insurance policy.