Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

April 15, 2021

Even toy car maker Matchbox is jumping on the EV trend

Media -- The Next Web - For a lot of car nerds, the passion began before they could even drive, with toy cars like the diecast scale models made by Matchbox. Matchbox might be single-handedly responsible for getting more kids into cars than anyone, or anything,...

April 15, 2021 08:12 PM

April 13, 2021

How to check if hackers are sharing your Facebook data

Tech -- Mashable - At this point, there's a good chance your Facebook data has been hacked, sold, leaked, or generally misused by third parties. Now, at least in the case of the latest troubling Facebook-related incident which made the news over the weekend,...

April 13, 2021 05:37 PM

GM to build an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with more than 400 miles of range

Tech -- TechCrunch - GM is adding an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to its lineup, as the automaker pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025.

GM President Mark Reuss said Tuesday that the Chevrolet Silverado electric...

April 13, 2021 04:57 PM

April 12, 2021

Ducati won't make electric motorcycles anytime soon

Media -- The Next Web - Despite teasing the idea a couple of years ago, it seems that Ducati is not going to make an all-electric motorcycle, any time soon at least. In Motorcycle News (MCN), Ducati's VP of Sales Francesco Milicia seemed to provide a bit more...

April 12, 2021 04:38 PM

How to Retire Well During Difficult Times

Life -- Kiplinger - When the financial environment is challenging (like now) it's important to plan ahead and avoid some all-too-common retirement mistakes.

April 12, 2021 04:21 AM

Retirement Villages May Make Aging More Enjoyable

Life -- Psychology Today - Retirement villages have been around for years, but their popularity may be growing. This is an alternative lifestyle that many elderly find attractive.

April 12, 2021 04:11 AM

Personalized cancer vaccine is safe, shows potential benefit against cancer

Life -- EurekAlert - A personalized cancer vaccine developed with the help of a Mount Sinai computational platform raised no safety concerns and showed potential benefit in patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, that have a high risk of...

April 12, 2021 04:11 AM

What Is Dementia-Related Psychosis?

Life -- WebMD - Psychotic episodes -- like hallucinations or delusions -- related to dementia can be scary for all involved. But there are ways to diagnose and treat the condition.

April 12, 2021 04:10 AM

Recognizing the Symptoms, From Hallucinations to Delusions

Life -- WebMD - Seeing signs of psychosis in a person with dementia may be harder than it seems. The first step: Asking questions of everyone involved.

April 12, 2021 04:10 AM

American, Russians dock at International Space Station

Life -- Phys.org - A trio of Russian and American space travelers launched successfully and reached the International Space Station on Friday.

April 12, 2021 04:03 AM

Celebrating Mary W. Jackson's 100th Birthday

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Mary W. Jackson (second from left) seen in 1984 Student Symposium at Langley Research Center.

April 12, 2021 04:03 AM

Fighting dementia with play

Life -- EurekAlert - Cognitive motor training helps in the fight against Alzheimer's and dementia, as demonstrated for the first time in a study by an international team of researchers with ETH Zurich involvement. The training platform used was developed by an...

April 12, 2021 04:02 AM

Living With Relapsing-Remitting MS

Life -- WebMD - Here is one man's journey from diagnosis and treatment to living life to the fullest with multiple sclerosis.

April 12, 2021 04:01 AM

4 Steps to a Happy Single Retirement

Life -- Kiplinger - The number of seniors who are single and childless is growing. This group needs to be purposeful as they think about their health and finances and fostering companionship as they retire.

April 12, 2021 04:01 AM

Blue Dunes on the Red Planet

Life -- NASA Image of the day - A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds Mars' northern polar cap and covers an area as big as Texas.

April 12, 2021 03:54 AM

This Often-Overlooked Way to Fund Your Roth IRA Has Many Advantages

Life -- Kiplinger - A Roth annuity can create tax-free lifetime income during retirement or reduce your risk while saving for retirement.

April 12, 2021 03:53 AM

Americans' Emphasis on Environmental Protection Shrinks

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Slightly more Americans still prioritize the environment over economic growth, but the 50% doing so is the lowest in six years. Americans' preferences on this measure, historically, have been sensitive to the level of U.S. unemployment.

April 12, 2021 03:53 AM

Why Do New Cancer Diagnoses Rise at Age 65?

Life -- WebMD - A sudden jump in cancer cases among Americans at age 65 may be due to the fact that many older adults delay care until they have Medicare coverage.

April 12, 2021 03:51 AM

Some Cancer Survivors Face Lingering Side Effects

Life -- WebMD - Some cancers survivors find they have lingering side effects long after treatment is over.

April 12, 2021 03:43 AM

Cancer drugs could be delivered in molecular cages unlocked by light

Life -- Phys.org - Molecular cages created by Imperial researchers could lead to more targeted cancer drug delivery, causing greater efficiency and fewer side effects.

April 12, 2021 03:42 AM

What a glacial river reveals about the Greenland Ice Sheet

Life -- Phys.org - With data from a 2016 expedition, scientists supported by NASA are shedding more light into the complex processes under the Greenland Ice Sheet that control how fast its glaciers slide toward the ocean and contribute to sea level rise.

April 12, 2021 03:41 AM

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity snaps 1st color photo on Red Planet

Life -- Live Science - The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper captured its first color photograph on Saturday (April 3), shortly after being lowered to the Martian dirt by the Perseverance rover.

April 12, 2021 03:35 AM

An amyloid link between Parkinson's disease and melanoma

Life -- EurekAlert - On the surface, Parkinson's disease and melanoma do not appear to have much in common. However, for nearly 50 years, doctors have recognized that Parkinson's disease patients are more likely to develop melanoma than the general population....

April 12, 2021 03:33 AM

Nearly Half of U.S. Parents Want More Noncollege Paths

Life -- Gallup Headlines - A new study from Carnegie Corporation and Gallup finds 46% of parents of U.S. children aged 11 to 25 say they would prefer that their child pursue something other than four years of college immediately after high school.

April 12, 2021 03:32 AM

New findings on how diabetes impacts bone health

Life -- EurekAlert - A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has examined the effects of type 1 diabetes and diabetic neuropathy on the skeleton.

April 12, 2021 03:31 AM

9 E-Commerce ETFs for the Future of Digital Spending

Life -- Kiplinger - 'Return to normal' or not, digital commerce should continue to be a rewarding investment trend for many years to come. These e-commerce ETFs help you leverage that growth.

April 12, 2021 03:31 AM

New Multiple Sclerosis Subtypes Identified Using Artificial Intelligence

Life -- Neuroscience News - Combining artificial intelligence technology with brain scan data, researchers have identified three novel subtypes of multiple sclerosis.

April 12, 2021 03:30 AM

Hubble spots double quasars in merging galaxies

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is "seeing double." Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, Hubble astronomers found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos,...

April 12, 2021 03:27 AM

STAT+: Boston's hospital chiefs moonlight on corporate boards at rates far beyond the national level

Life -- Stat - As chief of Boston Children's Hospital, one of the most esteemed pediatric hospitals in the world, Sandra Fenwick had outsized influence. After the pandemic struck last spring, she used that clout to lobby Massachusetts legislators for more money...

April 12, 2021 03:24 AM

Cancer discovery could revive failed treatments for solid tumors

Life -- EurekAlert - New research could rescue once-promising immunotherapies for treating solid cancer tumors, such as ovarian, colon and triple-negative breast cancer, that ultimately failed in human clinical trials.

April 12, 2021 03:23 AM

Expedition 65 Soyuz Rollout

Life -- NASA Image of the day - The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad at Site 31, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

April 12, 2021 03:19 AM

Online Schooling: 7 Time Management Strategies for Students

Life -- Asian Efficiency - The most valuable currency of all is time, and students need to be able to manage their time well, not only to juggle all their responsibilities but also to maintain some school-life balance, and eventually prepare them for work in...

April 12, 2021 03:18 AM

Insomnia associated with more suicidal thoughts, worse disease symptoms in schizophrenia

Life -- EurekAlert - Insomnia is a common problem in patients with schizophrenia, and a new study reinforces a close association between insomnia, more suicidal thoughts and actions and increased problems like anxiety and depression in these patients.

April 12, 2021 03:18 AM

Distinct Parkinson's Disease Symptoms Tied to Different Brain Pathways

Life -- Neuroscience News - Specific and identifiable neural pathways are altered with particular functions during the different progressive stages of Parkinson's disease.

April 12, 2021 03:17 AM

Even 6-Figure Earners are Living Paycheck to Paycheck. How to Break the Cycle.

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April 12, 2021 03:16 AM

Managing Out-of-Control Chronic Gout: Going Beyond Oral Treatments

Life -- Reader's Digest - You might have gout, a type of arthritis that afflicts more than nine million Americans.1 There are oral treatments available, but a much smaller group of people still experience continued symptoms while receiving these treatments.2...

April 12, 2021 03:01 AM

April 11, 2021

553,000,000 Reasons Not to Let Facebook Make Decisions About Your Privacy

Infosec -- EFF Deeplinks - Another day, another horrific Facebook privacy scandal. We know what comes next: Facebook will argue that losing a lot of our data means bad third-party actors are the real problem that we should trust Facebook to make more decisions about...

April 11, 2021 08:07 PM

$44 Million NIH Grant to See if Dementia Can Be Prevented

Globe Newswire -- Researchers at the University South Florida in Tampa have received a $44.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT) Study. This new grant furthers prior research, published...

April 11, 2021 03:41 AM

This is why China and Russia want to build a base on the Moon

Media -- The Next Web - The Russian space agency Roscosmos and China's National Space Administration (CNSA) recently agreed to establish lunar outposts on, and in orbit around, the Moon. This announcement comes as Russia prepares to mark the 60th anniversary of...

April 11, 2021 12:28 AM

April 10, 2021

T‑Mobile Bets Big on Brick and Mortar

Justmeans -- As T‑Mobile focuses on opening new retail stores every month of 2021, hundreds of which will be in smaller markets and rural areas, more of America's underserved communities are touting the benefits of fast and reliable 5G coverage, increased competition...

April 10, 2021 11:14 PM

April 09, 2021

An Artificial Intelligence(AI) Tool that can Help Detect Melanoma

Media -- ELE Times - Melanoma is a type of malignant tumor responsible for more than 70 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths worldwide. For years, physicians have relied on visual inspection to identify suspicious pigmented lesions (SPLs), which can be an...

April 09, 2021 02:44 AM

April 07, 2021

What actually happened with Facebook's massive 533M record leak

Media -- The Next Web - Over the long weekend reports emerged of an alleged data breach, impacting half a billion Facebook users from 106 countries. And while this figure is staggering, there's more to the story than 533 million sets of data. This breach once...

April 07, 2021 05:54 PM

April 05, 2021

Minor 4.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in Los Angeles Area

U.S. News -- A minor 4.0-magnitude earthquake has given the Los Angeles area a pre-dawn shaking.

April 05, 2021 06:14 PM

Does It Make Sense to Buy a Second Home?

U.S. News -- Buying a second home is a dream for many, but understand the pros and cons before taking on two mortgages.

April 05, 2021 06:13 PM

How to Help People Get Started in Meditation

Life -- Psychology Today - The "sales pitch" might start with a respectful invitation.

April 05, 2021 06:09 PM

Hand signals improve video meeting success

Life -- Phys.org - Using a simple set of hand signals can improve the experience of online meetings, make groups feel closer to each other and that they are learning and communicating better, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

April 05, 2021 06:09 PM

The safest phones for kids

Tech -- Digital Trends - Your kids may want their own cell phone, but as a parent, you have safety concerns. We give you the lowdown on the safest way to buy and use their first phone.

April 05, 2021 06:08 PM

Debris from SpaceX rocket launch falls on farm in central Washington

Life -- Live Science - A piece of debris from a SpaceX launch has turned up on someone's farm in central Washington, local authorities reported Friday (April 2).

April 05, 2021 05:42 PM

The Beauty of Rural Vermont | Featured Photographer Caleb Kenna

Life -- New England Today - Canoeing on Fern Lake in Leicester, Vermont Caleb Kenna


I grew up in Brandon, Vermont, in a historic house on a hill; it was full of windows with views of the Green Mountains, Taconics, and Adirondacks....

April 05, 2021 05:42 PM

Don't Let Retirement Planning Faze You: What to Focus on in Each Phase

Life -- Kiplinger - When you think about all the moving parts to planning for retirement, it can feel overwhelming. But breaking it down into four phases could help bring the details into focus.

April 05, 2021 05:41 PM