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Thursday April 5th, 2018 evening edition

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White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.

Earning the MOH will entitle White to privileges and benefits for the rest of his life.

Medal of Honor recipients receive the following privileges and special benefits:.

A Special Medal of Honor pension of $1,329.58 per month above and beyond any military pensions or other benefits for which they may be eligible.

Admission to the United States military academies for qualified children of recipients – without nomination and quota requirements.

Allowed to wear the uniform at anytime as long as the standard restrictions are observed.

Learn more about the Medal of Honor. »

Decline in plastic bags on seabed suggests measures to tackle waste are working

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The number of plastic bags found on the seabed has plummeted, suggesting efforts to combat plastic pollution are working.

Pledging to tackle this “scourge”, the government has implemented various measures to deal with plastic waste – most recently bottle deposit schemes.

This sentiment was echoed by environmentalists, who welcomed the apparent decline in plastic bags but urged the need for further action. »

The Ecology Of Disadvantage: Obesity Is Not Randomly Distributed Across The U.S., According To New Study

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Lead author Kevin Fitzpatrick is a University Professor of sociology at the University of Arkansas.

The objective of the study was to confirm what previous research had shown: the correlation between place and health, as it pertains to obesity.

“Extant research clearly points to a correlation between place and health, specifically as it pertains to chronic diseases like obesity. »

Computer system transcribes words users “speak silently”

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MIT researchers have developed a computer interface that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud.

The researchers describe their device in a paper they presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s ACM Intelligent User Interface conference.

Could he do this sort of silent speech and then have a synthesizer that would speak the words? »