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NBC News on Chess
Fast-and-loose culture of esports is upending once staid world of chess
Grandmasters and upstarts are reinventing the game online, becoming its most visible ambassadors and arguably its first entertainers.
NBC News on China
Downed Chinese balloon was 200 feet tall, U.S. military says
The suspected spy balloon was around four times as tall as the most recent Snoopy balloon at the Macy's parade and over twice the size of last year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
China’s population declines for the first time in decades
Record low births in the world’s most populous nation challenge its consumption-driven growth model and raise questions about whether it can overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy.
NBC News on Google
Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.
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The internet is tricking our brains
Every now and then, Adrian Ward likes to test himself against the internet’s most-used search engine. “There are times when I have the impulse to Google
«People who lean on a search engine such as Google may get the right answers but they can also end up with a wrong idea of how strong their own memory is,»
NBC News on Health
What it’s like to take Ozempic and Wegovy, from severe side effects to 50-pound losses
Ten people taking the medications for weight loss, diabetes or other chronic health conditions described a wide range of experiences.
Poor hydration linked to early aging and chronic disease, 25-year study finds
Findings from the National Institutes of Health suggest that people who don't drink enough fluids could face a higher risk of disease, but some researchers aren't convinced.
NBC News on Health Care
Travel nurses took high-paying jobs during Covid. But then their pay was slashed.
Nurses attracted by talk of high wages found themselves far from home with their salaries cut at renewal time. But a series of lawsuits are pushing back.
The World Health Organization is investigating bird flu cases in Cambodia
An 11-year-old girl died this week and her father also tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu. It's unclear if either case was the result of human-to-human transmission.
NBC News on Lifestyle
Can Alzheimer's be stopped? These five lifestyle behaviors are key, new science shows
Following four out of five lifestyle behaviors can protect against mental decline, even in people with increased genetic risk.
NBC News on QAnon
How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon
Pushing the theory on to bigger platforms proved to be the key to Qanon’s spread — and the originators’ financial gain.
NBC News on Running
What running does to the knees, according to a large survey of marathon runners
Many doctors see osteoarthritis as a “wear-and-tear” condition, but a large survey among long-distance runners found no increased knee or hip risks.
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Here’s how Sri Lanka became mired in its worst economic, political and humanitarian crisis in over 70…
Here’s how the country became mired in its worst crisis in over 70 years.
White women co-opted pandemic yoga. Now, South Asian instructors are taking it back.
After a year of online yoga favoring white influencers, Desis in the industry are confronting the new landscape and reclaiming an appropriated practice.
Police sweep Google searches to find suspects. The tactic is facing its first legal challenge.
Privacy advocates are watching the case closely, concerned that police could use reverse keyword searches to investigate people who seek information about abortions.
Crypto skeptics have been debating online for years. Now they’re organizing.
A contingent of people who see cryptocurrencies as akin to fraud have begun to organize. It’s a response to what they see as a crypto movement that has dominated discussion of this still-new…
Hospital-acquired pneumonia is killing patients. There's a simple way to stop it.
Brushing a patient’s teeth is basic care that often gets skipped when hospitals are busy. Experts warn the danger of unbrushed teeth is greater than realized.
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NBC News on Social Media
Borgs are taking over college parties, and TikTok. What exactly are they?
With gallon jugs, some college students look to take control of their drinking.
Their children went viral. Now they wish they could wipe them from the internet.
Children “don’t know about the internet,” said one creator, “... they don’t know that their images are going to live on forever."