Popular Belief That Saturated Fat Clogs Up Arteries Is a Myth, Experts Say

schwit1 quotes a report from Irish Independent: The authors, led by Dr Aseem Malhotra, from Lister Hospital, Stevenage, wrote: “Despite popular belief among doctors and the public, the conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong.” Dr Malhotra and colleagues Professor Rita Redberg, from the University of California at San Francisco, and Pascal Meier from University Hospital Geneva in Switzerland and University College London, cited…

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Edtech startup EverFi announces it has raised $190M from The Rise Fund, TPG Growth, and existing investors including Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Ev Williams (Andy Medici/Washington …)

Andy Medici / Washington, D.C. Business Journal: Edtech startup EverFi announces it has raised $190M from The Rise Fund, TPG Growth, and existing investors including Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Ev Williams  —  District-based EverFi Inc. has raised a whopping $190 million in a new funding round, the education technology company announced Wednesday. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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New Study Suggests Humans Lived In North America 130,000 Years Ago

An anonymous reader writes: In 1992, archaeologists working a highway construction site in San Diego County found the partial skeleton of a mastodon, an elephant-like animal now extinct. Mastodon skeletons aren’t so unusual, but there was other strange stuff with it. “The remains were in association with a number of sharply broken rocks and broken bones,” says Tom Demere, a paleontologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum. He says…

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Hacking Group Is Charging German Companies $275 For ‘DDoS Tests’

An anonymous reader writes: “A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay $275 for ‘testing their DDoS protection systems,’ reports Bleeping Computer. Attacks were reported against DHL, Hermes, AldiTalk, Freenet, Snipes.com, the State Bureau of Investigation Lower Saxony, and the website of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The…

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Samsung Electronics says it will not adopt holding company structure, announces share buyback worth $2.03B; Q1 profit up 48% YoY to $8.75B (Reuters)

Reuters: Samsung Electronics says it will not adopt holding company structure, announces share buyback worth $2.03B; Q1 profit up 48% YoY to $8.75B  —  Strong memory chip earnings propelled tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) to its best quarterly profit in more than 3 years … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Will the High-Tech Cities of the Future Be Utterly Lonely?

adeelarshad82 writes from a report via The Week: The prospect of cities becoming sentient is “fast becoming the new reality,” according to one paper. Take Tel Aviv for example, where everyone over the age of 13 can receive personalized data, such as traffic information, and can access free municipal Wi-Fi in 80 public zones. But in a future where robots sound and objects look increasingly sentient, we might be less…

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