Earth will likely warm way beyond the crucial tipping point that the Paris agreement was meant to avoid

Submitted by Tech Insider on December 15, 2017 - 1:09pm

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  • A new report estimates that global temperature will increase 3.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.
  • That's well over the 2-degree limit set by the Paris Agreement in 2015.
  • But it's not all bad news: China and India have made huge strides in curbing greenhouse gas emissions, despite the US' pledge to pull out of the agreement. 

 

We're nearing 'peak media' as Americans consume over 12 hours a day

Submitted by Tech Insider on December 15, 2017 - 1:08pm

Business Insider's Henry Blodget and Sara Silverstein discuss the argument that we're nearing "peak media" in the US. According to a recent study, the average US adult spends 12 hours a day consuming tech and media, and Blodget says that's been driven by the rise of the internet. He doesn't see the amount of time used to consume media increasing meaningfully going forward.

This device can calm symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Submitted by Tech Insider on December 15, 2017 - 1:06pm

Following is a transcript of the video. 

This device can calm symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It’s called Deep Brain Stimulation therapy.

A surgically implanted device delivers electrical stimulation to the brain. It targets specific areas of the brain to help patients regain control of their bodies.

Parkinson’s patients can suffer from tremors and slowed body movement. Although it's not a cure for Parkinson's, the therapy is designed to improve quality of life.

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