The Daily Populous

Friday December 8th, 2017 night edition

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Image copyright Taisei Image caption The firm, Taisei, plans to start trialling the drone in April next year.

A Japanese firm is planning to use a drone to force employees out of their offices by playing music at them if they stay to work evening overtime.

The drone will fly through offices after hours playing Auld Lang Syne, which is commonly used to announce that stores are closing.

Japan has for years been trying to curb excessive overtime and the health issues and even deaths it can cause.

According to Japanese media, office security and cleaning firm Taisei will develop the device with drone maker Blue Innovation and telecommunications company NTT East.

The camera-equipped drone will take flights through the office space playing the famous Scottish tune.

The issue of excessive overtime is deeply rooted in the work culture and should be tackled from a more fundamental basis, he argues. »

Effect of canola oil consumption on memory, synapse and neuropathology in the triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

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Increasing evidence has been accumulated showing that nutritional factors can influence diverse aspects of general health by modulating specific biological systems19.

For this reason, in recent years these countries have been looking for potential alternative to the olive oil.

Overall our findings do not provide support to some of the current ideas suggesting healthy benefits deriving from the regular consumption of canola oil. »

TIL Black Sabbath's debut album in 1970 began with the sound of rain and a distant church bell. 43 years later, in 2013, their final album ended with the sound of rain and a distant church bell.

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Producer Rick Rubin—as he’s done with many artists with varying degrees of success—took it upon himself to help resurrect Sabbath’s classic sound.

In this case he had the members of Sabbath focus on their debut album—the template for four decades of metal.

But 43 years after the release of that monumental first record, I believe Black Sabbath is very much alive. »

Chicago's Midnight Circus stars talented rescued pit bulls

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Midnight Circus was founded in the mid-1990s, a collaboration between Jenkins, a former Ringling Brothers clown and pit bull advocate, with his wife, performer Julie Jenkins.

Under this iteration, Midnight Circus brings together acrobats, aerialists, clowns and, of course, some very talented pit bulls.

Midnight Circus' performing pit bulls are beloved family dogs, "first and foremost," says Jeff Jenkins. »

Boeing: We are going to beat SpaceX to Mars

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It was about a year ago that Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg first began saying his company would beat SpaceX to Mars.

What is particularly puzzling to us is why Boeing and SpaceX are arguing about Mars.

Regardless, the company that eventually breaks NASA's Russian dependence will win a public relations boon beyond compare for an aerospace company. »