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Gabriele Grunewald, Runner Who Chronicled Journey With Cancer, Dies at 32

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:57
Grunewald competed in middle distances, reaching the Olympic trials multiple times, despite facing a rare metastatic cancer.

Trump Asserts Executive Privilege on Census Documents Ahead of House Committee Contempt Vote

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:56
The House Oversight Committee is expected to recommend that the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. in contempt over the census.

The Daily 202: ‘A product of the 9/11 generation’: Pete Buttigieg leans into his youth as he outlines a foreign policy

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:46
The 37-year-old mayor talks constantly about 2054 because that’s when he’ll be Trump’s age.

He Tried to Plug a Wasp Nest. He Ended Up Sparking California’s Biggest Wildfire.

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:43
A newly disclosed investigation suggests that the biggest wildfire in California history was likely started by a single man and a single spark.

Sex, drugs and soccer: Diego Maradona film shines light on Napoli years

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:41
An unacknowledged son, photo ops with the mafia and humongous cocaine binges: it's incredible that Diego Maradona found time to become the greatest footballer of his generation.

Google Stadia in 4K might push you past your home-Internet data cap

Ars - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:31

Enlarge / A Google Stadia controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra. (credit: Google)

Google Stadia will bring 4K game streaming to customers in November, but the new service could be costly for users who face home-Internet data caps and want to play games at the highest possible settings.

Google says you'll need 35Mbps to play at maximum settings—that's 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and 60 frames per second (fps) with 5.1 surround sound. As PC Gamer noted last week, that adds up to 15.75GB per hour, which would use up an entire 1TB monthly data allotment in 65 hours of game time.

Stadia will work at lower resolutions, with Google recommending 20Mbps for 1080p/60fps with 5.1 surround sound, and 10Mbps for 720p/60fps with stereo sound. That's 9GB and 4.5GB per hour, respectively, potentially using up a 1TB data cap in 114 or 228 hours.

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A serious warning for Joe Biden

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:25
A week ago, Joe Biden seemed to be sailing to the Democratic nomination. His nearly flawless launch had allayed doubts about the durability of his support, his ability to raise enough money and even his desire to enter the fray.

Katy Perry and Swift officially bury the hatchet

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:22
'Cause baby now we got no more bad blood and it again looks to be mad love.

Analysis: 31 absurd lines from Trump's impromptu presser

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:20
Before heading to Iowa on Tuesday, President Donald Trump stopped to take questions -- LOTS of them -- from the press corps outside the White House. In his now-characteristic fashion, Trump prowled up and down the line of reporters -- picking people at random to ask him something. And ask they did.

Stacey Abrams meets with film industry and argues against boycott of Georgia over abortion

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:01
Stacey Abrams, a growing voice in the Democratic Party who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Georgia last year, said she met with members of the film industry on Tuesday to argue against a boycott of the state over its controversial abortion law.

A Police Chief’s Suicide, Then Painful Questions in ‘Hushed Tones’

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:01
Friends said Deputy Chief Steven J. Silks took his life not out of despair from his job, but the prospect of losing it.

Ford recalling 1.2 million Explorers

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 08:59
Ford is recalling 1.2 million Explorers over a problem with their suspensions.

Inducing seizures can pinpoint their origin

Futurity.org - Wed, 2019-06-12 08:59

For some people with epilepsy, inducing seizures is just as effective for determining their origin in the brain as those that happen spontaneously, a new study reports.

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 percent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. People awaiting surgery often stay in hospital for one to two weeks to record medical observations of seizures.

Recording the source of the seizure lets doctors know what part of the brain to operate on. But these long stays can be extremely inconvenient for patients and expensive for health care systems.

In approximately 20 percent of patients, doctors have to insert electrodes directly into the brain. Patients with inserted electrodes often undergo cortical stimulation, a procedure that applies electrical current to the brain to map brain function but also to induce seizures for better understanding of the epileptic network.

No study until now has systematically addressed whether relying on induced seizures for surgery planning works as well as relying on spontaneous seizures.

For the new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at data from 103 epilepsy patients in Montreal, Canada and Grenoble, France. The researchers used statistical methods to reveal correlations between the presence of stimulated seizures and their onset zone and patient outcome.

Patients who had induced seizures had better outcomes than patients who had no induced seizures. The researchers also found a strong similarity between the seizure onset zones which induced and spontaneous seizures identified.

This finding suggests that inducing seizures is as effective for determining the origin of seizures in the brain as spontaneous seizures, the researchers say. Using induced seizures in this way could mean much shorter hospital stays for patients awaiting surgery, and cost savings for hospitals that perform these operations.

“I think it would be a huge advantage if this procedure was done in the first days of a patient’s stay,” says lead researcher Birgit Frauscher of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

“It’s not a new procedure, but the approach is new in the sense that now we know it’s very similar to a spontaneous seizure, so we can reduce hospital time. Instead of being in hospital for two weeks, patients can may be there for 48 or 72 hours and we only need to record maybe one additional spontaneous seizures and not several, and that is a huge difference.”

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Savoy Epilepsy Foundation, and Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec supported the work.

Additional coauthors are from McGill and the Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital in France.

Source: McGill University

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Behind the scenes at a private jet factory

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 08:53
Just like in the artisan neighborhoods of old European towns, each section of the factory floor is dominated by a particular craft.
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