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New information emerges on Zika virus

As the Zika virus spreads to the United States, scientists are discovering more information about the virus, with subway advertisements and increased media coverage informing the public about possible harms of the virus. The Zika virus passes to human beings through the bite and contact of an infected mosquito. The most commonly attributed side effects…

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Butter not as detrimental to health as first thought

Replacing butter with vegetable oils does not decrease risk for heart disease, a new study reports. For years, vegetable oils have been recommended as a heart-healthy alternative to butter and other saturated fats. Lowering the overall cholesterol was thought to be an important element in the fight against heart attacks and heart-related diseases. In 2010,…

Conference on visual impairment showcases new technology
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Conference on visual impairment showcases new technology

The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People at Baruch College held their ninth annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on April 9, covering the topic of “Policy and Practice: ‘Designing for the Future.’” Sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and several organizations, including The New York State Commission for the Blind, the conference was…

Outdoor light slows childhood myopia
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Outdoor light slows childhood myopia

Myopia, also called nearsightedness, describes the condition in which the observer cannot clearly see objects that are far away. Instead, the person is only able to distinctly see things that are located in close proximity. Though the explanations behind myopia are just as varied as they are inconclusive, blurry vision is usually caused by light…

Stardew Valley brings farm fresh gameplay
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Stardew Valley brings farm fresh gameplay

Farming and community simulators are niche genres long dominated by Nintendo’s ever-popular Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing series. Requiring no objectives, violence or intensive play, these relaxing games are hits that have resonated with fans since the late 1990s and early 2000s. The market for these games is unsaturated, so it comes with no surprise…

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CUNY computer science classes serve as gateway for women

CUNY, Cornell Tech and Verizon have partnered to launch a technology education initiative designed to increase the number of women working in the technology fields. The Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative will work to supply both undergraduate and graduate women with the support needed to enter the male-dominated computer science field….

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