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Submission + - The bigger your brain, the longer you yawn (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: in a new study, researchers watched YouTube videos of 29 different yawning mammals, including mice, kittens, foxes, hedgehogs, walruses, elephants, and humans. They discovered a pattern: Small-brained animals with fewer neurons in the wrinkly outer layer of the brain, called the cortex, had shorter yawns than large-brained animals with more cortical neurons. Primates tended to yawn longer than nonprimates, and humans, with about 12,000 million cortical neurons, had the longest average yawn, lasting a little more than 6 seconds. The study lends support to a long-held hypothesis that yawning has an important physiological effect, such as increasing blood flood to the brain and cooling it down.

Comment Re:It's already known (Score 1) 307

Go ahead and read a few more sentences in that link you provided. In case you're incapable of that, here you go:

In 2016, The FAA set regulations that "allow" drones to fly below 400 feet to prevent interference with planes above that height, and makes it a felony for a landowner to block drones flying through the lower altitudes regardless of ownership.

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I'd certainly say taking a shotgun to an aircraft is one way to "block drones".

Also, I don't get why the judge can rule that he "had a right to shoot at the aircraft" when the FAA clearly lays out that it's illegal to "[perform] an act of violence against or incapacitates any individual on any such aircraft, if such act of violence or incapacitation is likely to endanger the safety of such aircraft" Source.

Submission + - iOS 10 Breaks All Background Peripheral Bluetooth Advertising (cnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: CNET and MacRumors are reporting that an iOS 10 bug that has been reported to Apple for months is still present in today's official release build and impact a number of companies and smart things, including the Kwikset Kevo smart lock. The issue was first reported by developers over two months ago (as discussed in an Apple Developer forum post here https://forums.developer.apple...) but was never addressed or acknowledged by Apple. The Kwikset Kevo smart lock features touch-to-open technology that lets doors be opened without interacting with the smart phone — this bug breaks that functionality, and requires the user to unlock their device and launch the Kevo app before it works. Functionality is otherwise unimpacted, but this represents a significant bluetooth bug that will likely impact a number of internet-of-things players.

Comment Re:Irresponsible (Score 1) 338

Correct me if I'm wrong but that's kind of fucked up.

Well, you're wrong. So is the summary, so it's not your fault. This rocket was NOT one of the ones that have already been flown. See the submitter's comment. SpaceX has just announced that they've found a partner (SES) to launch a payload (SES-10) on a used booster, whereas this payload was AMOS-6.

And not only that, the payload is attached to this rocket during the first ever static test firing of a reused first stage.

Sorry, also wrong here too. See here for video of their first test-fire (full duration too). That one went significantly better.

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