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A New York City-Sized Oil Spill Is Contaminating the Mediterranean Sea

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A Syrian power plant began leaking oil last week , and now the spill is heading for Cyprus. The effects on marine ecosystems and communities could be devastating as it spreads across the Mediterranean. Read more.

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Stride Returns To Quest Store As Developer Resolves Russian Dispute

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In emails to UploadVR a representative said that, whilst the studio was established by a mix of European and Russian developers, the company is “majorly controlled by Cypriots” and was registered as a Cyprus company in September 2021 with its main development office now located there. This was made for certain reasons.

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How to Help People in Beirut After the Deadly Explosion

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The blast happened near the Lebanese capital’s port, though it could be felt from more than 150 miles away in Cyprus, the New York Times reports. As the search for survivors of yesterday’s explosion in Beirut continues, at this point we know that it left more than 100 people dead and thousands of others injured. Read more.

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Bigscreen Beyond Ultra-Compact SteamVR Headset Now Shipping

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Bigscreen is also now accepting orders from 13 new countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Just over six weeks later, the first units are now shipping to those US customers. The company is aiming to eventually get this gap down to 3-6 weeks.

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Research: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, a Viable Solution for Treating Eating Disorders

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In this context, a team of researchers from the University of Kent (UK), RISE Ltd , and the University of Cyprus conducted a study on the use of virtual reality exposure therapy for patients with eating disorders. See Also: Can Virtual Reality Help With Depression?

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Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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image courtesy Microsoft. If you’re in one of those countries, you can either wait for local availability, or alternatively contact Microsoft here via e-mail to begin the ordering process now.

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Ancient Elephants Quickly Shrank Into Dwarfs on the Island of Sicily, DNA Suggests

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Tens of thousands of years ago, so-called dwarf elephants inhabited the island of Sicily off the coast of Italy. Apparently, it didn’t take long for these elephants to shrink after their arrival on the island. New research suggests that the 10-ton behemoths that originally came to Sicily slimmed down quickly, losing… Read more.

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