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Dogs Consider Both Intonation and Meaning When Processing Human Speech

They then looked at the parts of the dogs' brains that lit up when they heard various words in different intonations. "Here, the only information they had was the speech signal". The language was processed in the left hemisphere, the same as in humans. The left hemisphere of the canine brain processes meaning, while tone of voice is dealt with in the right hemisphere.

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Deputies: Toddler Killed While Dad was Working with Gun

Officers say around 6 p.m. Thursday, the father was with his two girls inside a unit at the Meredith Square Town Homes off Bookfield Road. One 2-year-old child was last reported in serious condition and underwent surgery before passing away.

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Tesla Autopilot Reportedly Weeks Away From Fully Autonomous Capabilities

Improvements to Tesla's Autopilot system, including advanced processing of radar signals, were supposed to be detailed in a blog post on the company's website by late Wednesday, Musk wrote that day. An improved radar system would have no such difficulty. Shares of the Palo Alto electric vehicle maker have fallen another 2 percent today and dropped under $200 since the disaster at SpaceX , a private company founded and controlled by Musk.

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Tropical Storm Hermine moves into Georgia, continues path toward NYC area

It's expected to continue to lose strength as it travels farther inland in Georgia on Friday and into the Carolinas tonight and Saturday , forecasters say. Rain from Hermine should taper off through the day Saturday as the storm moves to the northeast. Butterworth said a few injuries had been reported, largely related to storm cleanup efforts, but none appeared serious.

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Semenya runs like a man, 800m women lament

The Olympic movement abides by three values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. Caster Semenya's race was at two in the morning, but so worth waking up for! The South African star set a new personal best of 1:55.33 over the two-lap distance and broke the national record in going one better than her silver medal performance at London 2012.

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Ben Johnson released on bail, will learn fate on Oct.24

Justice Kirk Munroe delivered the guilty verdict against the 22-year-old Johnson in a almost three-hour ruling. Johnson, a 22-year-old American citizen, stood trial in Windsor, Ontario, where he assaulted the girl in the bathroom of a bar in March 2013.

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THE ISSUE: Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

Researchers in Hungary say dogs can actually understand many things their owners say to them, and they have the brain scans to prove it. "Praise can work as a reward only if both meaning and intonation match". While this study doesn't show pups can decode every word you're saying, it does show dogs can pick up on distinct words that they hear often and process that information, regardless of the tone.

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Junior doctors to stage longest and most disruptive strike at RD&E hospital

And even fewer said they would support a time limited walkout, but this was the option taken by the chairman of the BMA's junior doctors committee, Dr Ellen McCourt. The Medical Director at the trust which runs Shropshire's two main hospitals says it's inevitable that some outpatient appointments and routine procedures will be postponed due to planned industrial action by Junior Doctors.

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Renee Zellweger finally reveals the real reason behind her dramatic transformation

Actress Renee Zellweger has said the current appetite for tabloid news and gossip is "a cause for concern and attention". "I think traveling off the beaten path is a good idea for anybody because it's essential for understanding not just the rest of the world, but yourself".

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FSU researchers believe medication may prevent Zika birth defects

He said his requests for assistance - from Zika test kits from the CDC to research money to find a vaccine - have not been met, and he worries that the government hasn't done enough to corral the fast-spreading virus. The Florida Department of Health says there is one new non-travel related case of Zika associated with the Miami Beach investigation. The emergency measure comes in the wake of a perceived growing Zika threat in the United States.

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Can Dogs Understand Humans?

The team, led by Attila Andics , said that they trained 13 dogs to lie motionless inside a Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine for the goal of scanning their brains. It means that dogs can pick up when their owners are not being consistent in their language and tone. A recording played different words, spoken by their trainer with different tones.

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Entenmann's Recalls Muffin And Brownie Snacks Sold In 37 States

The recall includes the five pack little bites fudge brownies, the five pack and ten packs of chocolate chip muffins, and the 20 pack variety box. The voluntary recall was prompted after consumers found small pieces of plastic, related to a manufacturing failure, in some of the items, according to Bimbo Bakeries, based in Pennsylvania.

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FDA Grants Biogen's Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Fast-Track Status

Researchers have now been able to show that Aducanumab, a human monoclonal antibody, selectively binds brain amyloid plaques, thus enabling microglial cells to remove the plaques. "The effect of the antibody is very impressive". British people in the early stages of the condition are being signed up for a large-scale clinical trial of the monthly injection, which appears to break up the poisonous lumps that form in the brains of sufferers.

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Probe Needed In EpiPen Price Spike

Nine years ago, the EpiPen was priced at $100. For a pair which needs to be replaced every 12-18 months, it surely is expensive. Likewise, the profit from the device has been substantial for Mylan . What does it cost now? In addition to this, Mylan will continue its EpiPen4Schools program, which was launched in August 2012; to date, it has provided over 700,000 free epinephrine auto-injectors, and given education resources to more than 65,000 schools nationwide in order to help ...

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Malaysia Reports First Case Of Zika Virus

Install or fix screen on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside and use air-conditioning. Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite during the day and night. Florida officials said more than 40,000 mosquitoes had been tested since May, and that the three samples were the first to test positive. The flyers encouraged residents to take precautions, such as using insect repellent, clearing blockages in drains and wearing long-sleeved clothing.

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Sydney Elaine Leathers Reacts To Weiner's Separation From His Wife

The latest alleged indiscretion happened at about 3am on July 31 past year, according to the "New York Post" , when Mr Weiner and an unnamed woman were reportedly talking about massage parlours near his former apartment. It was revealed that Trump has donated to past Anthony Weiner campaigns for Congress. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the age of the son of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin .

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NYC-based blood bank will screen all blood for Zika virus

Zika has also been associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome, which leads to paralysis and other neurological problems. President Obama said "Republicans in Congress should treat Zika like the threat that it is and make this their first order of business when they come back to Washington after Labor Day".

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Zika remains global emergency, virus still spreading

Most of the Zika infections from Florida mosquitoes have been in the Miami area, not the tourist mecca of Orlando and its Walt Disney World, Universal and SeaWorld theme parks. "We still need the federal government to show up", Scott told reporters recently in Miami. That is how previous Congresses handled earlier public health emergencies such as bird flu and Ebola.

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Zika virus can stay in the vagina days after being sexually transmitted

Dean. However, the American health authorities predicted that more cases could take place in Florida in general as the peak mosquito season arrives. This suggests that sexual transmission may be a significant source of Zika infection. Many people infected with Zika won't have symptoms or will have mild symptoms, which can last for several days to a week.

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Things you should know about Doctors' strikes

The Prime Minister urged the BMA to put patients first, and reiterated her confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. "The proposed action is extreme in its scale and timing and shows scant regard for patients and colleagues who will have to work under even greater pressure when this industrial action goes ahead", he said .

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Full employment "very close", says Fed's Fischer

US gold futures settled up 0.4 percent at $1,317.10. " Everyone's just waiting and seeing because of the idea of normalizing interest rates", James Cordier, the founder of Optionsellers.com in Tampa, Florida, said by telephone. Germany's DAX was 0.7 percent lower, while the blue-chip Euro Stoxx 50 was down 0.4 percent. The S&P 500 ended down 4.26 points, or 0.2 per cent, at 2,176.12.

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Cargo Prices Skyrocket for Hanjin Shipments

Sport Container freight rates have spiked to as much as 42% for major routes through Asia following the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping. Considering its large presence in global trade, many have been anxious that its bankruptcy would deal a big blow to Korean exporters by delaying deliveries of exporters' goods and payments.

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Junior doctors set to strike for FIVE consecutive days

Managers have already started planning for the five day strike announced by the British Medical Association (BMA) yesteerday. These add to dates announced yesterday - five consecutive days from 12 September. "It is too important to be rushed to meet a political deadline", Dr McCourt said. "With daily news of additional pressures facing the NHS, appointment cancellations caused as a result of industrial action, and the prospect of further industrial action later this year, compromises the ...

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Takeda joins effort to develop Zika vaccine with U.S. funding

HHS' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will provide funds to help Takeda Vaccines complete process development and preclinical tests of the company's vaccine candidate against the virus, HHS said Thursday . Takeda joins several companies and government agencies in efforts to develop a vaccine against the virus that has spread across the Americas since the current outbreak was first detected a year ago in Brazil.

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Dogs can understand human speech, scientists discover

At the time of dog's brain scanning the researchers spoke many words, including " good boy " and "well done" in a good praising intonation. That means that the dogs heard praise words said in a praising tone, praise words said in a neutral tone, neutral words said in praising way, and neutral words spoken with a neutral tone.

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Junior doctors to strike for five days

However, junior doctors and medical students voted in July to reject the deal, against the advice of their BMA representatives. "This is only going to increase if the Government and BMA don't take this opportunity to resume meaningful and honest negotiations to prevent further industrial action".

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FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps, cites no evidence

Friday's decision primarily targets two once-ubiquitous ingredients - triclosan and triclocarban - that some limited animal research suggests can interfere with hormone levels and spur drug-resistant bacteria. "Hand sanitizer on a shelf at a pharmacy in Plano, Texas.Under current regulations, manufacturers can make broad claims about their products" effectiveness in killing germs.

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EpiPen price increase draws criticism from Hillary Clinton, others

While insurance often covers some of the cost, many people have to pay out of pocket for the devices, sometimes up to the full price. "We are concerned that these drastic price increases could have a serious effect on the health and well-being of every day Americans", the senators wrote in a letter addressed to Bresch .

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Divorce Complicated, Triple Talaq Better Than Murdering Wife: AIMPLB to SC

Saying that "polygamy is a blessing, not a curse for women", the AIMPLB, in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on Friday, said that if the option of polygamy was not available to a husband, then he may divorce his existing wife or indulge in illicit affairs.

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Pakistan to celebrate Eid al Adha on Sept 13

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Islamic Foundation. Based on the sighting of the moon, the month of Zul Hijjah will begin on Saturday, September 3. Traditionally, the festival lasts for four days but public holidays vary from country to country. It is pertinent to mention here that the Zil-Hajjah crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia, therefore, Eid will be on September 12 (Monday) this year.

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'BMA should be putting patients first' - PM

But a host of health organisations have questioned the decision to extend the bitter industrial campaign which has been called "extremely worrying" and a "devastating blow to patients". But the Department of Health accused the BMA of "playing politics in a way that will be immensely damaging for vulnerable patients". Around one hundred thousand operations and outpatient appointments have been cancelled so due to the on-going strike action.

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Overbuying Stock on Analysts Radar: Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CYNA)

The corporation holds 16.69 million outstanding shares and its 16.69 million shares were floated in the market. United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company. To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. CYNA EPS growth this year and EPS growth next year is -35.80%, -27.00% respectively.

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Newspaper: Killing of wolf pack leads to death threats

WSU said in its news release that some of Wielgus' statements were "both inaccurate and inappropriate". "The statements do not in any way represent the views or position of Washington State University or the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences".

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Italian GP: Rosberg leads Hamilton in first Monza practice

Nico Rosberg picked up where he left off in Belgium by topping the opening practice session of the Italian Grand Prix , edging teammate Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time by 0.2s. Featuring long straights and sweeping curves, Monza features the fastest speeds in Formula One. Running on Pirelli's new supersoft tires, Rosberg's time was slightly better than Hamilton's pole time past year.

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United States joins growing list of countries with Singapore travel warning

The announcement comes amid growing concern in the United States about Zika, which when it infects pregnant women can cause a severe birth defect known as microcephaly , in which babies develop abnormally small skulls and brains. A major difficulty is that while Zika can cause mild fever, a rash and red eyes, an estimated 80 percent of people infected have no symptoms. Clinical trials on the drugs could still take another couple of years, but scientists said it's better than the alternative.