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Cartography of the cosmosThere are hundreds of billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. Estimates indicate a similar number of galaxies in the observable universe, each with its own large assemblage of stars, many with their own planetary systems. Beyond and between these stars and galaxies are all manner of matter in various phases, such as gas and dust. Another form of matter, dark matter, exists in a very differe
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Stereophonic device enables objects to 'talk' to usersNEC Corporation today announced the development of acoustic augmented reality (AR) technology that gives a "voice" to objects that can only be heard by users of specialized wireless earphones. These advanced devices also enable users to easily identify the direction and location that the voices originate from, making this technology ideal for marketing purposes and guide services.
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Engineers to pioneer unprecedented high speed wireless data coverageA major new international research programme is responding to the overwhelming demand of internet traffic to develop ubiquitous wireless data coverage with unprecedented speed at millimetre waves.
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Heat-tolerant broccoli for the futureBroccoli is becoming more popular with the American consumer, providing plenty of nutrients in the diet. But it isn't easy getting this cool-weather vegetable to your table. Broccoli producers face many factors that impede getting their crop to market—including unexpected temperature fluctuations and excessive heat. Heat stress while broccoli's florets are developing can reduce crop yield and qual
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Poachers target Africa's lions, vultures with poisonPoisoning Africa's wildlife is an old practice, but conservationists fear such incidents are escalating, saying relatively easy access to agricultural chemicals and the surging illegal market for animal parts are increasing pressure on a number of beleaguered species. The threat is compounded by the indiscriminate nature of poisoning, in which a single contaminated carcass can take down a range of
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Electric car-sharing service to roll into SingaporeAn electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said Wednesday was a first for Southeast Asia.
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The strange structures of the Saturn nebulaThe spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). The map—which reveals a wealth of intricate structures in the dust, including shells, a halo and a curious wave-like feature—will help astro
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On top of the top quark—new ATLAS experiment resultsPhysicists from the ATLAS Experiment at CERN have presented exciting new results at the 10th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics (TOP2017), held in Braga (Portugal). The conference brought together experimental and theoretical physicists specialising in the heaviest known elementary particle: the top quark.
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Wasted bird feathers turned into foodEvery year, millions of tons of bird feathers from slaughterhouses are wasted. In the future, we can instead perhaps make use of the protein in the feathers and eat them. Researchers in biotechnology at Lund University in Sweden have identified and refined a microorganism capable of converting various forms of organic waste into products for food, animal feed and cosmetics, among others.
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Integrating nanocavities into optical fibers with femtosecond laser ablationControlling and manipulating the interaction of light with nanostructures offers the promise of new and innovative technological applications ranging from nanolasers and sensors to quantum computing. However, in spite of tremendous advances in nanotechnology that has enabled the fabrication of one and two dimensional structures (such as photonic crystal cavities), efficiently integrating nanocryst
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Advanced molybdenum selenide near infrared phototransistorsOptical sensors operating in the near infrared (NIR) are important for applications in imaging, photodetectors, and biological sensors. Notably, recent reports on the synthesis of high quality, large areas of graphene has motivated researchers to search for other 2-D materials with properties suitable for NIR devices.
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The strange structures of the Saturn nebulaThe spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). The map — which reveals a wealth of intricate structures in the dust, including shells, a halo and a curious wave-like feature — will help
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Yes, NFL Viewership Is Down. No, It’s Not All Trump. Puerto Rico is in ruins, North Korea is threatening to drop hydrogen bombs, Obamacare’s repeal is slipping back into the grave from which it rose, and tax reform is languishing in Congress. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has tweeted 25 times since Saturday about NFL ratings and the right of athletes to kneel during the national anthem. The president, whose fixation with attendance has been obv
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Democrats Dance With Donald Trump on Debt-Ceiling Repeal The debt ceiling is one of those classic Washington issues: Not many people understand it. (The concept isn’t complicated, just boring.) And most of the time, no one gives a flying frog about it—including Congress. (Pondering long-term debt tends to mess with members’ spending and/or tax-cutting plans.) But every so often, the U.S. Treasury hits its congressionally set borrowing limit, compelling
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Her er tallene: Ny aftale mere end halverer udbygningen af sol og vind på landEn ny aftale mellem Dansk Folkeparti og regeringen sikrer kun, hvad der svarer til 95 MW vindkraft fra landmøller årligt, hvor udbygningen de foregående fem år gennemsnitligt har været 267 MW.
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Google retter ind efter EU-bøder EU-bøder får Google til at ændre deres shopping reklamer i Europa. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/google-retter-ind-efter-eu-boeder-1081101 Version2
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Journalist fik udleveret 800 sider om sig selv af Tinder – »vi kan ikke garantere den fortsatte sikkerhed« 800 sider lyder ikke nødvendigvis af specielt meget, men det er, hvad en journalist fra The Guardian fik udleveret, da hun bad Tinder om de oplysninger, firmaet lå inde med om hende. Ifølge Tinder selv, kan firmaet ikke garantere for den fortsatte beskyttelse af de oplysninger, som der frivilligt gives af brugerne. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/journalist-fik-udleveret-800-sider-sig-selv-tinder
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Researchers report innovative solid state fluoride ceramic lasersPolycrystalline ceramic materials offer advantages including robustness over conventional glass as gain media for solid state lasers: devices that find many applications such as laser processing and medical surgery.
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Direct and accurate measurements of electron densities of plasmasIsaac Newton's discovery in the mid-1600s that white light consists of a spectrum of rainbow colors, and then in the early 1800s Joseph von Fraunhofer's observation of lines in the solar spectrum laid the foundations for modern day spectroscopy—the workhorse of astronomers analyzing the chemical compositions of plasmas that form the basis of stars and galaxies.
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New algorithms for high speed and low cost 3-D imagingUltrawideband millimeter-wave radar devices are promising as high precision sensors to monitor environments where vision is hindered due to clouds and fog for applications including automobile collision avoidance systems. Importantly, during the identification of objects under such circumstances, raw data from the sensors must be rapidly and accurately processed into three dimensional images by so
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Improving weather forecasting with a new IASI channel selection methodWith the advent of satellite observation techniques and improvements in data assimilation schemes, the initial state in a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model is increasingly realistic. This is fast becoming the most vital part of the process. Furthermore, among the many available satellite observations, infrared hyperspectral measurements are known to have the greatest impact on weather forec
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Giant Australian marsupials were like no otherA giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration.
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At New Scientist Live, arms and oil companies are buying credibility from science The sponsorship by Shell and BAE Systems of this weekend’s New Scientist Live festival crosses an ethical red line, writes Chris Garrard , a campaigner and member of the Art Not Oil coalition In the past month we have witnessed record-breaking storms, provoking pressing questions about our changing climate, while the Cassini probe concluded an almost 20-year journey in space which has shaped our
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A quantum pioneer unlocks matter’s hidden secrets Physicist Gil Lonzarich has sparked a revolution in the study of phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations. Nature 549 448 doi: 10.1038/549448a
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Sidste chance: Deadline for disse jobopslag udløber snart Dagens liste tilbyder jobstillinger, hvor deadline for ansøgning nærmer sig. Blandt virksomhederne finder du for eksempel firmaer som Sigma Designs Technology, DNV, Chr. Hansen, MT Højgaard og Siemens. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/sidste-chance-deadline-disse-jobopslag-udloeber-snart-10264 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Herning Kommune vil have brintbusser: »Strøm kan jo ikke lagres i ledningerne«I Herning har byrådet afsat 15 millioner kroner til at få bybusser på brint. Men kommunen har hverken kigget på biogas eller batteribusser.
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Nødvendigt at alle KBU-forløb omfatter almen praksisVist skal vil sikre det nødvendige antal speciallæger i psykiatri, men det bør ikke ske ved at gå på kompromis med, at alle KBU-forløb skal indeholde ophold i almen medicin.
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Lyft and Ford will team up for self-driving car network Enlarge (credit: Ford) On Wednesday morning, Ford revealed that it is the latest OEM to partner with Lyft as it prepares to put self-driving cars on the roads in a few short years. In a post on Medium , Ford VP of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification Sherif Marakby explained that the Blue Oval chose the Pink Mustache to help build out the infrastructure that will connect customers with its aut
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Cellular 'message in a bottle' may provide path to new way of treating diseaseA newly discovered cellular messaging mechanism could lead to a new way to deliver therapeutics to tissues affected by disease, according to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study. Researchers found a type of extracellular vesicle — a sac secreted by cells that contains proteins and RNA molecules — carries receptors that allow signaling without direct contact between cells.
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A Reckoning for the GOP's Go-It-Alone Legislative Strategy With the collapse of their latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have once again acknowledged what has been obvious for several months: They do not have a Senate majority large enough to reshape the nation’s health-insurance system. They are betting, however, that it’s big enough to rewrite the tax code. Unwilling to make concessions to Democrats, GOP leaders have pursued a l
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If we don't focus on why people overeat, we will never solve obesity Emotional, physical or sexual abuse can lie at root of weight problems in later life and, unless targeted, taxes on food types will be cruel to those who self-medicate • Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our new column about class. Read all articles here Trinity Wallace-Ellis first recalls associating food with consolation when she was about eight. Her heroin-addicted father could expl
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September Is the Strongest Hurricane Month Ever Recorded—Probably Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, and Maria. Over the past 30 days, some of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean have prompted a diluvial flood, a mass migration, and an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. It can feel like there’s little precedent for so many hurricanes in so short a time. In fact, there isn’t—at least within living memory. According to early estimates, S
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Danmarks sikreste fængsel låser døren grundigtEt moderne topsikret fængsel indeholder særlige bygningskrav. Et af dem er smalle fuger.
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SK Hynix to put 395 billion yen in Toshiba's chip unit saleSK Hynix Inc. says it will invest 395 billion yen ($3.5 billion) partly through convertible bonds to purchase Toshiba's memory chip unit.
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Antenner som et pindsvin sætter turbo på mini-satellitServicebesøg i rummet er dyrt. En løsning kan være at give mange små antenner styrke som paraboler.
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Climate change: Ministers should be 'sued' over targetsThe ex-chief scientist says the government should be made to enshrine a zero-emissions target in law.
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A glimpse of when Canada's badlands were a lush dinosaur forest by the sea | Elsa Panciroli The fossils of Alberta capture a remarkable snapshot of a warmer, wetter North America Cradling the shattered limb bone of a dinosaur in her hand, the technician was lit from underneath by a desk lamp. Around her, members of the public crowded close to watch as she carefully glued the fragments of bone together. The glow of the lamp picked out her features, like a kid telling a ghost story over a
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Ian the Climate Denialist Potato asks: Is there coal in space? | First Dog on the Moon We’ll also find out what life form Barnaby Joyce really is, and we’ll appoint Malcolm Roberts as ambassador to Alpha Centauri Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading…
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Giant Solomon Islands rat believed to eat coconuts discovered Study of skull, as well as DNA analysis, confirms new species in genus of mosaic tailed rats or Uromys A mysterious and elusive species of giant rat that lives in the dense rainforest canopy of the Solomon Islands, and is reputed to open coconuts with its teeth, has been discovered by scientists and is likely to be quickly listed as critically endangered. For decades, the rat’s existence had been
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Ghanaian villagers profit from monkey businessThe villagers of Tafi Atome, in Ghana's Volta Region, grew up listening to tales of their spiritual links to the 1,000 or so mona monkeys that inhabit the surrounding lush forest.
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Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 72 in FloridaHurricane Irma killed 72 people in Florida when it battered the southern state on September 10, according to an updated death toll that includes figures from individual counties.
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Twitter aims to boost appeal with new 280-character tweet limitTwitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters—double the existing limit—in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.
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Energy drinks, game faces at Shanghai eSports 'boot camp'Urgent cries ring out in a room crammed with computers and caffeine—"Kill that one!" "They're murdering us!"—as training for the Flash Wolves eSports team gets into full swing.
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Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record lowSea ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, scientists said on Wednesday, as they warned the frozen continent's unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping including tourist cruises.
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NFL's Amazon deal could be test for more streaming gamesAmazon begins its foray into live streaming of NFL games Thursday night when it will air a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on its Prime Video service.
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Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codesOn paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. And now authorities are looking into whether an apartment reportedly built on top of the two-story school was to blame.
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Belching Vanuatu volcano may blow, forces 7,000 to fleeA rumbling, belching volcano that's threatening to blow had forced more than 7,000 people to flee their homes by Wednesday on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
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Noise pollution found to be disruptive for schooling fishHuman activities, like spreading cities, transport and construction, generate a lot of noise that travels faster in water than in air.
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Lost continent of Zealandia: Scientists return from expedition to sunken landAfter a nine-week voyage to study the lost, submerged continent of Zealandia in the South Pacific, a team of 32 scientists from 12 countries has arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution.
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A first look at geographic variation in Gentoo penguin callsVocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories. Penguins are no exception, but we know little about how or why penguin vocalizations vary geographically between isolated populations. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances takes a broad look at vocalizations across the range of Gentoo Penguins and concludes that while th
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Caribbean praying mantises have ancient African originThree seemingly unrelated praying mantis groups inhabiting Cuba and the rest of the Greater Antilles actually share an ancient African ancestor and possibly form the oldest endemic animal lineage on the Caribbean islands, Cleveland Museum of Natural History researchers have determined.
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Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective – Science Weekly podcast What does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter A diagnosis of cancer is always a life-changing event, but when the patient is a child the blow must feel e
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Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective – Science Weekly podcastWhat does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases?
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Songbird populations may indicate trouble in northwestern forestsPopulations of many North American songbirds are declining, and in many cases we don't understand why—for example, whether the problem lies with reproductive success or in the survival rates of adults. Conservation efforts need this information to be effective, and bird banding stations can help fill in the gaps, providing insights into how demographics vary across space and time. A new study from
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Tree-dwelling, coconut-cracking giant rat discovered in Solomon IslandsRemember the movie The Princess Bride, when the characters debate the existence of R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), only to be beset by enormous rats? That's kind of what happened here.
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A beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathersMany species of owl are able to hunt without being heard by their prey by suppressing the noise of their wings at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz)—including the range at which human hearing is most sensitive.
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Hospitalsbygger sparer penge: »Jeg tog røven på it-afdelingen« Hvis der skal spares penge på hovedstadens hospitalsbyggerier må man snyde it-afdelingen. Det sparer penge på telefonstik og giver big data i retur. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hospitalsbygger-vi-tog-roeven-paa-it-afdelingen-1080819 Version2
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Overlæge: Uetisk ikke at anvende sundhedsdata bedre Vi har en moralsk forpligtigelse til at innovere, mener overlæge. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/overlaege-uetisk-ikke-at-anvende-sundhedsdata-bedre-1081059 Version2
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U.S. Climate Change Policy: Made in CaliforniaA peculiar confluence of history, legal precedent and defiance has set the stage for a regulatory mutiny in California that would reverberate throughout the country.
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Giant, tree-dwelling rat discovered in Solomon Islands But elusive coconut-cracking rodent may already be close to extinction. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22684
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Deadly Mexico quakes not linked Despite close timing, researchers doubt that the first big tremor set off the second. Nature 549 442 doi: 10.1038/549442a
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Biochemist chosen as Canada's chief science adviser Mona Nemer is a former administrator at the University of Ottawa whose research has focused on cardiovascular problems. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22687
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Tree-dwelling, coconut-cracking giant rat discovered in Solomon IslandsScientists have discovered a new species of giant rat. It's more than four times the size of the black rats that live in the US, it lives in trees, and it's rumored to crack open coconuts with its teeth. It's actually pretty cute.
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Brain disconnections may contribute to Parkinson's hallucinationsResearchers have found that disconnections of brain areas involved in attention and visual processing may contribute to visual hallucinations in individuals with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. The disconnected brain areas seen on functional MRI may be valuable in predicting the development of visual hallucinations in patients with Parkinson's disease.
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Songbird populations may indicate trouble in northwestern forestsPopulations of many North American songbirds are declining, and in many cases we don't understand why. Conservation efforts need this information to be effective, and bird banding stations can help fill in the gaps, providing insights into how demographics vary across space and time. A new study presents ten years of data from banding stations across northern California and southern Oregon and off
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A first look at geographic variation in Gentoo penguin callsVocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories. Penguins are no exception, but we know little about how or why penguin vocalizations vary between isolated populations. A new study takes a broad look at vocalizations across the range of Gentoo penguins and concludes that while their calls do vary from place to place, we still have
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US-Russia-China cooperation could hinder the proliferation of hypersonic missilesA new RAND report proposes that despite their differences, Russia, China and the United States should act jointly to head off a little-recognized security threat — the proliferation of hypersonic missiles beyond the three nations.
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Slack CEO: How We’ll Use AI to Reduce Information OverloadStewart Butterfield talks about how machine learning can help your work productivity.
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A Freakishly Large New Species of Rat Has Been Discovered in the Solomon Islands This is an illustration of the new species, Uromys vika . Image: Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum The Solomon Islands—a nation comprised of nearly one thousand islands located northeast of Australia, between Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea—is an impressive corner of the globe. Dense, lush rainforest blankets the majority of the islands, and the country’s coral reef biodiversity is among the ric
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Trumpism Wins in Alabama, Even If Trump Doesn't MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Judge Roy Moore’s victory in the Alabama Senate primary came in the face of opposition from millions of dollars in Republican establishment money and the president himself. And that means there will be more insurgent candidates like him in the 2018 midterm cycle. Though Moore didn’t have $10 million from a super PAC connected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a rally
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Distanceledelse: Udstationerede konsulenter kan true produktiviteten Dårligt arbejdsmiljø blokerer for at yde en god indsats. Det skaber frustration – i særdeleshed, når man ikke deler adresse med chefen, og han tilmed ignorerer problemet. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/distanceledelse-udstationerede-konsulenter-kan-true-produktiviteten-10174 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Facts About DeerThere are 47 species of deer, including caribou, elk, moose and wapiti.
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Byggestyrelse: For dyrt hvis beboerne skal kunne beskytte sig mod giftig røg og gasOPDATERET: I moderne lejlighedsejendomme er det ikke muligt at slukke ventilationen under brand. Myndighedernes løsning: Drop opfordringen til at slukke ventilationen.
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Nasa's mission to 'touch the Sun'The Parker Solar Probe is going to be the first spacecraft to journey deep into the Sun's atmosphere.
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FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall ObjectsThe primatologist had written to the agency that the trial, which involved observing the effects of nicotine addiction in squirrel monkeys, was 'cruel and unnecessary.'
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7 Questions About Twitter's Doubled Character Limit On Tuesday evening, Twitter announced that it is experimenting with doubling the length of tweets, allowing users to post up to 280 characters per message. To start, the feature will only be available to a random set of users on the service. But if adopted by the platform as a whole, the change will constitute one of the most fundamental changes to Twitter’s core product in years. “This is a smal
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Newton's Laws of MotionNewton's laws of motion formalize the description of the motion of massive bodies and how they interact.
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Inertia & Newton's First Law of MotionNewton's First Law of Motion states, "A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force."
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Force, Mass & Acceleration: Newton's Second Law of MotionNewton’s Second Law of Motion states, “The force acting on an object is equal to the mass of that object times its acceleration.”
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Lost continent of Zealandia: Scientists return from expedition to sunken landAfter a nine-week voyage to study the lost, submerged continent of in the South Pacific, a team of 32 scientists from 12 countries has arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution.
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Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent South Pacific landmass may have been closer to land level than once thought, providing pathways for animals and plants The mostly submerged continent of Zealandia may have been much closer to land level than previously thought, providing pathways for animals and plants to cross continents from 80m years ago, an expedition has revealed. Zealandia, a for the most part underwater landmass in the Sou
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The Internet Doesn't Need—or Want—Longer TweetsIt's like Twitter is trying to screw up the one thing it's done right.
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Packs of killer penguins herd fish into balls then pick them offCameras strapped to African penguins reveal that the birds team up to hunt shoals of fish, suggesting they are both smart and highly cooperative
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Opening up a new chapter for early diagnosis of Alzheimer'sKorean researchers have identified the cause of olfactory dysfunction in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease. It is expected to be used in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and therapeutic researches.
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Restoring breathing capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy by activating the brainNew research published in the Journal of Physiology today suggests that enhancing breathing via the brain may limit deficiencies in respiratory capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients.
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Save 25% On Any Of Eight Sleep's Mattresses, Including Optional Dual-Zone Temperature Control There are seemingly dozens of internet mattress companies these days, but Eight Sleep sets itself apart by piling on smart features, and you can try out any of their mattresses for 25% off with promo code KINJA25 . The mattresses themselves are basically what you’ve come to expect from internet mattresses these days: They’re blocks built from multiple layers of different types of foam. With Eight
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Many preschool teachers aren’t confident in science Preschool instructors may not have the knowledge, skills, or confidence to effectively teach their students science, new research shows. The problem could be contributing to America’s poor global performance in this crucially important subject. “…it seems the preschool teachers in our study were more confident of their ability in literacy than in science…” In their work, researchers found that ea
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A beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathersLehigh University researchers have formulated a mathematical solution that could help minimize noise, maximize aerodynamics in design of porous airfoils (2-D wings) to improve wind turbines and air vehicles. The work has been described in a paper to be published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences called "The steady aerodynamics of aerofoils with
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Caribbean praying mantises have ancient African originThree seemingly unrelated praying mantis groups inhabiting Cuba and the rest of the Greater Antilles actually share an ancient African ancestor and possibly form the oldest endemic animal lineage on the Caribbean islands, Cleveland Museum of Natural History researchers have determined.
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Clinical trial reveals genetic fault that reduces the effectiveness of leukemia treatmentA genetic fault has been identified in people with an aggressive type of leukemia that can significantly affect how they respond to treatment.
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Noise pollution found to be disruptive for schooling fishNew research from scientists at the University of Bristol has found that noise from human construction projects can disrupt the schools that are so impressive in marine fish.
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This giant marsupial was a seasonal migrantThe giant, extinct marsupial Diprotodon optatum migrated seasonally, the first marsupial shown to do so.
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Mysterious ‘comet’ is actually two asteroids Astronomers have observed that an unusual, comet-like type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is actually two asteroids that orbit each other. With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers found that the object has comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet. Asteroid 288P
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Meet the Moth That Produces Both Bird and Ant Repellants Meet the Moth That Produces Both Bird and Ant Repellants The wood tiger moth employs an arsenal of different weapons to defend itself. image1_cropped.jpg Wood tiger moths release bird-repelling fluid from behind their heads (left) and ant-repelling fluid from their anuses (right). Image credits: Courtesy of Janne Valkonen (Home page image credit: NationalMothWeek_Japan via Flickr, License: CC BY
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Time Is Running Out For The Super Smash Bros. Scene's Favorite Game Controller In the 16 years since Super Smash Brothers: Melee came out, it has gotten harder and harder for Smash tournaments and pro players to keep using the controller for which it was originally made. GameCube controllers are getting old. The best ones are are hard to find and expensive to maintain. And some players complain that they cause hand pain. Yet the GameCube controller is the only controller th
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The Atlantic Daily: Emergency Response What We’re Following Crisis in Puerto Rico: Most of the U.S. territory is without power and running water after Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked out large portions of its infrastructure, leaving hospitals struggling to care for patients and families on the mainland waiting for news about their loved ones. The island’s wildlife are also in trouble, with researchers working to save a unique colony
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HIV rates climbing among over-50s in UK and Europe, researchers warn Older people more likely to be infected through heterosexual sex and to have more advanced disease when it is finally diagnosed, new study reveals HIV rates are climbing in the over-50s in the UK and across Europe, while the rate of new infections among younger people is dropping, according to new research which warns that the epidemic may be taking a new direction. The study, from the European C
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Senators Seeking to Police Facebook Political Ads Move Forward With Draft Bill Photo: Getty In a letter last week, Sens. Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar urged their colleagues to support a bill that would crack down on shadowy campaign ads running on social networks like Facebook. A draft of that bill may be circulated among lawmakers as early as Tuesday, Gizmodo has learned, but with at least one significant change. The bill as originally proposed was intended to track “elec
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Adequate Man Unity Is For Suckers | The Slot One of Trump’s Shitty Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Ta Adequate Man Unity Is For Suckers | The Slot One of Trump’s Shitty Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Taxpayers Millions of Dollars | The Root Sponsors Are Dropping NFL Players for Protesting. This Is What We Mean When We Say ‘White Supremacy’ | Splinter You Are Jonathan Chait’s Enemy |
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E.P.A. to Spend Nearly $25,000 on a Soundproof Booth for PruittThe Environmental Protection Agency has signed a contract for a secure communications booth for the office its administrator, Scott Pruitt.
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Signal Is Using a Surprising Tool to Make Your Privacy More Bulletproof Image Source: Signal If you want total privacy, Signal is the generally understood to be the best messaging app around. But that doesn’t mean it offers total privacy. Its developers are still working on improvements. And the latest tweak uses a controversial new feature in Intel processors to prove to that Signal isn’t storing your contact info. The fact is, unless you’re an expert in information
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How to fix the most common smartphone problems DIY Totally debugging. Most smartphone problems fall into just a few categories, like dwindling battery life or random crashes. Here's how to solve the worst phone issues.
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Toddler Swallows 28 Buckyballs: Why These Magnets Are So DangerousA Colorado toddler narrowly avoided surgery after she swallowed 28 Buckyball magnets, according to news reports.
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Iceberg 4.5 Times the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Antarctic GlacierA colossal iceberg four and a half times the size of Manhattan has broken off the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, marking the second time the glacier has calved a giant iceberg in just two years, according to news reports.
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American University Unveils New Degree: Marijuana Chemistry A Midwestern university has created a first-of-its-kind program in medicinal plant chemistry that focuses on marijuana. Read More
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Graham-Cassidy and the Derailed Bid Today in 5 Lines Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the chamber will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Voters in Alabama hea d to the polls to cast their ballots in the state’s Senate Republican primary. President Trump said he will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday to assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria. During an address at Georgetown University Law C
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Why Is The Original Paint Color So Important On This 1948 Chevrolet Convertible? #MisfitGarage | Wednesdays at 9p Tom and Thomas meet a Slash look-alike at a fast food joint who is interested in selling a car he got as payment for his legal services. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/misfit-garage/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitgarage https://www.facebook.com/Discover
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Twitter testing shift from 140 to 280 characters Enlarge / Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg ) The 140-character limit is Twitter's defining feature and also its most controversial. Critics say that it makes the service confining and unfriendly to new users. Defenders say that enforced brevity is what makes the service so useful. Twitter is considering doubling the limit. In a Tuesd
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Oh Why Please No Photo: Getty Twitter thinks we aren’t expressing ourselves enough, which begs the question: Has it used its own service? The company announced in a blog post on Tuesday that it’s testing out an increased character limit—280 characters to be exact—in tweets so that “every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter.” Twitter says it’s testing out the update on a small group of
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Cool Theory Finally Explains Pluto’s Skyscraper-Sized Ice Shards Pluto’s bladed terrain as seen from New Horizons during its July 2015 flyby. (Image: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) When NASA’s New Horizons space probe zipped past Pluto in 2015, it revealed portions of the dwarf planet’s surface were strewn with what could only be described as gigantic blades of ice, many of which extended into the Plutonian sky for hundreds of feet. Finally, after nearly two years of resea
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Roy Moore Wins Alabama's Senate Republican Primary Former judge Roy Moore won the Republican nomination on Tuesday evening in the Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, defeating the Trump-endorsed former state attorney general Luther Strange. Moore is an insurgent candidate who was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 after refusing to move a monument to the Ten Commandments from the
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There's a serious shortage of military-style meals because the last month has been just awful Technology Blame Irma. Or Maria. Or… Mother Nature’s one-two punch catalyzed a run on MREs, which is military speak for “Meals, Ready to Eat." Read on.
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Man Learns Suspected Lung Tumor Is Playmobil Traffic Cone He Inhaled 40 Years Earlier Image: Playmobil In many ways, the human body is a storage locker. For hopes and petty frustrations, for meat and way too many bones, and—as one 47-year-old British man recently discovered—sometimes even childhood toys you forgot you inhaled several decades ago. Earlier this month, the BMJ published a case study describing the man’s medical odyssey titled “ An airway traffic jam: a plastic traffi
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Saudi Women May Get Driver's Licenses—With Some Major Caveats King Salman’s royal decree Tuesday granting driver’s licenses to Saudi women ends the kingdom’s dubious distinction of being the only country that forbids women from driving. This doesn’t mean that Saudi women, who have for years campaigned to be allowed to drive, can immediately get behind the wheel of their friend’s father’s mint-condition 1961 Ferrari 250 GT and drive it around Riyadh while sk
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As Twitter Doubles Its Character Count, a Brief History of Their Many ChangesWhat happens when you double Twitter's iconic 140 character limit? A small group of users will find out.
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To test sleep, researchers don’t let sleeping jellyfish lieUpside-down jellyfish are the first known animals without a brain to enter a sleeplike state.
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Saudi Arabia Agrees To Let Women Drive For The First Time Ever Aziza Yousef drives a car on a highway in Riyadh in 2014, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving. Image: AP By next June, women in Saudi Arabia will legally be able to drive —a long-sought change that the country announced Tuesday on state television. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world to ban women from driving, even though Saudi women’s desire to get behind
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How Many Refugees Will Trump Let In? A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. senators sent a letter to President Trump on Tuesday urging him to set a “robust” refugee admissions goal for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1. The letter, which was signed by, among others, Senators Jeanne Shaheen, the New Hampshire Democrat; John McCain, the Arizona Republican; and Lisa Murkowski, the Alaska Republican, is an attempt to urge the Trump admin
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Trump Suddenly Wants Us to Believe He Cares About Computer Science Photo: Getty On Monday, Trump signed a memorandum to ramp up education initiatives in STEM education and computer science, and on Tuesday, Ivanka joined a panel discussing the over $300 million that tech companies have just pledged to K-12 computer science programs in the US. “Computer science and coding are a priority for the administration as we think about pathways for jobs,” Ivanka said durin
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Guggenheim Pulls Animal Art From Upcoming Chinese Exhibition The Guggenheim Museum in New York City announced late Monday night that it would be withdrawing three works from an upcoming exhibition of contemporary Chinese art over protests from animal rights groups.
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U.K. Researchers Look To Revive Forgotten English Words Researchers at University of York in the United Kingdom have uncovered 30 words they think need to be used more regularly in the English language, including nickum — a cheating, dishonest person. Lead linguist Dominic Watt runs through the list.
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One Tinder user’s data request turned into 800 pages of probing info Enlarge / This image is from Tinder's "Anywhere" service, which doesn't require a smartphone to use. Meaning, even more people will be able to cough up their data to the popular dating service. (credit: Tinder ) In March of this year, German reporter Judith Duportail acted on her rights, thanks to the European Union's data protection directive (DPD), to request a copy of all personal data capture
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The ‘Dark Underbelly’ of College Basketball Federal prosecutors filed charges in Manhattan on Tuesday against 10 people, including four basketball coaches at top-tier universities and an Adidas executive, for allegedly exchanging bribes and kickbacks. They’re accused of funneling star players, including high-school prospects they sought to recruit, toward managers and financial advisers who paid them off. “The picture painted by the charge
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The Economic Case Against an Independent Kurdistan On a highway outside Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Alwa wholesale vegetable and fruit market was plastered with banners urging Kurds to vote “yes” in yesterday’s independence referendum. Just below them, the origin of trucks pulling in with sacks of tomatoes, apples, and peppers, hinted at how big a gamble the vote may prove to be: Many were stamped with addresses in Turkey, which ha
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Is the Federal Government Doing Enough for Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico is in dire straits. That happens when an island is struck by two major hurricanes in short succession. Most of the island is without electricity. Water, fuel, food, and medicine are scarce across the U.S. territory, and officials there are warning that people are dying for lack of resources. Hospitals are struggling to provide lifesaving care, and one doctor recommended that sick pati
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Billion-Tweet Study Proves We Write Happier Messages When the Weather Is GoodEveryone’s mood improves when the weather is good, right? Actually, the large-scale evidence to prove this has never been gathered—until now.
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In plain sightUCSB researchers compare the performance of human subjects versus deep neural networks in visual searches.
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Portland State study links cancerous toxins to cannabis extractResearchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis extract.
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Umbilical cord stem cells show promise as heart failure treatmentIntravenous stem cell infusion derived from umbilical cords appears to boost heart muscle function in patients with heart failure, according to a small study. In this first-of-its-kind study, patients had 'significant' improvement in their hearts' ability to pump blood and experienced no adverse side effects related to the therapy. The results suggest IV-infused umbilical cord-derived stem cells a
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The NFL Takes on Trump—But Is It What Colin Kaepernick Wanted?The league has long avoided politics—and in rebuking the president, it managed to turn protest into a photo op.
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US, Mexico expand pact on managing overused Colorado RiverThe United States and Mexico have agreed to renew and expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people and farms in both nations.
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Ruiner review: Cyberpunk bloodbaths have never been prettier Enlarge (credit: Reikon Games ) I wish I could go back in time and experience the opening levels of Ruiner for the first time with a controller. The top-down cyberpunk shooter from Reikon Games pretty much demands the fluidity of twin-stick control, even at the cost of mouse-and-keyboard precision. And by "demands," I mean the game kicked my head in six ways 'til Sunday before I realized the opti
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The Shape of Your Face May Predict Your Sex Drive The findings have implications for both men and women. Read More
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This Leave-a-Kidney Take-a-Kidney Plan Is So Weird It Might Just Work Howard Broadman and his grandson. Image: UCLA Health For many people, life on the organ transplant list is a death sentence. The numbers just don’t add up. Right now, there are 75,421 active candidates on the wait list. So far this year, there have been 10,869 organ donations. Many of the people on that wait list will die. In hopes of making that math a little less grim, in 2014 a former Californ
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Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow | Nabila AlibhaiDivisions along religious lines are deepening, and we're doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her colleagues created "Colour in Faith," a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other's hou
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Even Olympic daredevils don't see video games in lineupVideo games are exploding in popularity as a spectator sport, even joining the X Games lineup, but the daredevils of US freestyle skiing don't see them coming to the Olympics.
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Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminalA company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Tuesday because of environmental concerns.
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Twitter explains why Trump North Korea tweet wasn't removedTwitter cited President Donald Trump's "newsworthiness" and the public interest as reasons why it declined to remove a tweet that added to the fiery rhetoric between the United States and North Korea.
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Toyota investing $374 million at five existing US factoriesToyota Motor Corp. announced a $374 million investment Tuesday at five U.S. plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain.
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Businesses give $300M toward K-12 computer science educationA coalition of businesses including Amazon, Google and General Motors has agreed to give $300 million to boost K-12 computer science programs across the U.S.
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Researchers want to know why beluga whales haven't recoveredNew research aims to find out why highly endangered beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet have failed to recover despite protective measures.
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Enormous University Gift Raises Questions Over Donor InfluenceThe donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.
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Curl Up On an Outdoor Blanket for all Seasons for Under $100 GIF Seasons Blanket The Seasons Blanket is business in the sheets and also party in the sheets, with a durable, waterproof underside and a pillowy top. Snag it for under $100 with a preorder . Ready for your next picnic, beach trip, outdoor adventure, living room floor, or even home improvement project, you can get a lot of use out of the seasons blanket. It’s durable enough to be a furniture pad
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New study points to unexpected benefits of rabies vaccination in dogsThe rabies vaccine is extremely effective at preventing this fatal disease in dogs, but new research shows the vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health as well, and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes.
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Team develops gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biologyOver the last 17 years, scientists and engineers have developed synthetic gene circuits that can program the functionality, performance, and behavior of living cells. Analogous to integrated circuits that underlie myriad electronic products, engineered gene circuits can be used to generate defined dynamics, rewire endogenous networks, sense environmental stimuli, and produce valuable biomolecules.
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Could CTE Brain Disorder Be Diagnosed While Football Players Are Alive?Scientists have found a new marker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that could help doctors diagnose the condition while a person is still alive, rather than after the person's death, as was the case for NFL player Aaron Hernandez.
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Illinois researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biologyScientists and engineers have developed synthetic gene circuits that program the functionality, performance, and behavior of living cells. These gene circuits hold great promise in medical and biotechnological applications, but to date, most circuits are constructed through a manner, which relies on a designer's intuition and is often inefficient. University Illinois researcher Ting Lu and his tea
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Law & Order True Crime Is a Staid, Tedious Affair Affluenza is an opportune subject in 2017. So is the impact of fiercely controlling fathers on unexceptional and needy sons, who seek to fill their gaping emotional voids with shiny objects. Law &Order True Crime , the latest spinoff of the steadfast NBC procedural franchise, could be the perfect union of subject and subtext: a reexamination of a case that shocked America in 1989, when the Menend
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Facebook Can Absolutely Control Its AlgorithmThe social network has repeatedly shown the ability to tackle tough problems—when they threaten their bottom line.
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In a first, Android apps abuse serious “Dirty Cow” bug to backdoor phones Enlarge / Cow. (credit: Ian Barbour ) A serious vulnerability that remains unfixed in many Android devices is under active exploit, marking the first known time real-world attackers have used it to bypass key security protections built in to the mobile operating system. Dirty Cow, as the vulnerability has been dubbed, came to light last October after lurking in the kernel of the Linux operating s
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$2 million competition aims to make jetpacks a reality by 2019 Aviation GoFly dreams of a personal flying machine with range of 20 miles A new competition funded by Boeing wants to create quite, small, safe, fast flying machines for individuals.
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Ivanka Trump: Computer science education a new “priority” Enlarge / President Donald Trump motions to his daughter Ivanka Trump as she delivers remarks alongside students and members of Congress and her father's administration, before President Trump signed a memorandum to expand access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in the Oval Office at the White House on September 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool
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Scientists Learn from a Fish SchoolResearchers train high-speed video on schooling fish to track the motion of each individual, revealing how information and decisions travel through the group. "Lens of Time: Secrets of… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Cleanup at Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant Has Been Delayed Yet Again Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building during a media tour to the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Image: AP) With the backing of Japan’s government, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has decided to revise its plan to remove highly radioactive spent fuel from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. It’s the fourth re-think made b
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New study funded points to unexpected benefits of rabies vaccination in dogsThe rabies vaccine is extremely effective at preventing this fatal disease in dogs, but new research, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, shows the vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health as well, and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes.
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Researchers identify possible biomarker for diagnosing CTE during lifeA new biomarker (CCL11) for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been discovered that may allow the disease to be diagnosed during life for the first time.The findings, which appear in the journal PLOS ONE, might also help distinguish CTE from Alzheimer's disease, which often presents with symptoms similar to CTE and also can only be diagnosed post-mortem. The ability to diagnose CTE in livi
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Postpartum depression risk, duration and recurrencePostpartum affective disorder (AD), including postpartum depression (PPD), affects more than one in two hundred women with no history of prior psychiatric episodes, and raises the risk of later affective disorder for those women, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Marie-Louise Rasmussen from Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, and colleagues.
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Trilobites: How Dinosaurs Swapped Terrifying Teeth for Bird BeaksA look at the dinosaur species that began the transition from teeth to the beaks we see in birds today.
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NYC cops did a work stop, yet crime dropped Enlarge (credit: flickr user: Alexandre Dulaunoy ) In late 2014 and early 2015, escalating tensions in New York City led to the NYPD staging a slowdown in which the department performed only its most essential duties. That might be expected to lead to an increase in crime, but a new analysis of official statistics shows the opposite: a significant drop in major crime for the period of the slowdow
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Apple’s iOS 11.0.1 update addresses Exchange e-mail server issue Apple has released a small software update for iPhones and iPads today. iOS 11.0.1 "includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone and iPad," but the short note provided to iOS users when they update doesn't specify which fixes or improvements they can expect. However, Apple has claimed in its support documentation that one of the most jarring problems with last week's iOS 11 release is addr
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Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade caseSwiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said Tuesday it has agreed to settle tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits by farmers over the company's rollout of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports.
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Why refusing to give up passwords is illegal under UK terror lawMuhammad Rabbani, director of controversial advocacy group Cage, has been convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 for not giving police access to his devices
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Warming climate could increase bacterial impacts on Chesapeake Bay shellfish, recreationResearchers have found that three common species of Vibrio bacteria in Chesapeake Bay could increase with changing climate conditions by the end of this century, resulting in significant economic and healthcare costs from illnesses caused by exposure to contaminated water and consumption of contaminated shellfish.
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Apple’s new file system will eventually support Fusion Drive machines Enlarge / High Sierra is less about the visible changes and more about under-the-hood features (like external GPU support). (credit: Andrew Cunningham) MacOS High Sierra just came out of beta and is available to the public, but some users may feel left out by the current limitations of Apple's new file system (APFS). The new system currently supports machines with all-flash built-in storage , so
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Warming climate could increase bacterial impacts on Chesapeake Bay shellfish, recreationResearchers have found that three common species of Vibrio bacteria in Chesapeake Bay could increase with changing climate conditions by the end of this century, resulting in significant economic and healthcare costs from illnesses caused by exposure to contaminated water and consumption of contaminated shellfish. The study, the first to apply a new way of downscaling global climate models to the
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DNA-level biomarker can predict overall survival for rare brain tumorsMGMT promoter methylation status — information gathered at a DNA-level — can help predict overall survival for patients with a rare form of brain cancer known as anaplastic astrocytoma, according to a new analysis from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
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Progenitor for Tycho's supernova was not hot and luminousAn international team of scientists from the Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), the Towson and Pittsburgh Universities (USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, has shed new light on the origins of the famous Tycho's supernova. The research, published in Nature Astronomy, debunks the common view that Tycho's supernova originated from a white dwarf, which had been slowly accreting
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Liposuction nearly killed this woman—but this dangerous side effect isn’t just from plastic surgery Health Fat embolisms aren’t even that uncommon. Chunks of fat are something you want in your steak, not your bloodstream. But that’s what happened to a 45-year-old woman after she got liposuction.
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$58 off a Dewalt tool kit and other good deals happening today Gadgets A quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts.
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So. Many. Outlets. Get This Power Tower For $33. Aukey Power Strip , $33 with code AUKEYPS4 What idiot created this thing and didn’t name it the Power Tower? This Aukey charger includes 12 AC outlets and six USB ports, so you can plug in all of the things. Just use code AUKEYPS4 at checkout to save $7.
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Europol warns banks ATM cyber attacks on the riseCyber criminals are increasingly accessing ATM machines through the banks' networks, with squads of money mules standing by ready to pick up the stolen cash, Europe's policing agency warned Tuesday.
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Australia Says It Is Launching Its Own Space Agency Scientists and opposition politicians say Australia is lagging behind in the space industry. The country has been involved in the field for decades and was one of the first to launch a satellite. (Image credit: Japan Meteorological Agency/Getty Images)
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Can an LSD Overdose Kill You? The psychedelic drug LSD is still popular. But how dangerous is it? Read More
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Gulp. These Volunteers Are Swallowing E. Coli Pills to Help MedicineBiologists are genetically modifying the DNA of stomach bacteria so they act like living drugs.
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Ny cowboyjakke har et trick i ærmet: Kan styre din telefonEn denim-jakke med indbygget Google-styring af mobilen bliver nu sat til salg i USA – et år efter den oprindelige plan.
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Notre Dame cancer researchers publish new papers on ovarian cancer tumor growthTwo papers involving ovarian cancer research at the University of Notre Dame's Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), one featuring new research and the other a review article, were published as cover stories in their respective journals.
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Genetic testing can help determine safest dose of blood thinnerA new study finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients having joint replacement surgery.
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Distinct roles for motor neuron autophagy early and late in the SOD1G93A mouse model of ALS [Neuroscience]Mutations in autophagy genes can cause familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, the role of autophagy in ALS pathogenesis is poorly understood, in part due to the lack of cell type-specific manipulations of this pathway in animal models. Using a mouse model of ALS expressing mutant superoxide dismutase…
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Acidophilic green algal genome provides insights into adaptation to an acidic environment [Plant Biology]Some microalgae are adapted to extremely acidic environments in which toxic metals are present at high levels. However, little is known about how acidophilic algae evolved from their respective neutrophilic ancestors by adapting to particular acidic environments. To gain insights into this issue, we determined the draft genome sequence of…
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Correction for Ji et al., Reassessing the atmospheric oxidation mechanism of toluene [Correction]EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, AND PLANETARY SCIENCES Correction for “Reassessing the atmospheric oxidation mechanism of toluene,” by Yuemeng Ji, Jun Zhao, Hajime Terazono, Kentaro Misawa, Nicholas P. Levitt, Yixin Li, Yun Lin, Jianfei Peng, Yuan Wang, Lian Duan, Bowen Pan, Fang Zhang, Xidan Feng, Taicheng An, Wilmarie Marrero-Ortiz, Jeremiah Secrest, Annie L….
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Correction for Joh et al., Inkjet-printed point-of-care immunoassay on a nanoscale polymer brush enables subpicomolar detection of analytes in blood [Correction]ENGINEERING Correction for “Inkjet-printed point-of-care immunoassay on a nanoscale polymer brush enables subpicomolar detection of analytes in blood,” by Daniel Y. Joh, Angus M. Hucknall, Qingshan Wei, Kelly A. Mason, Margaret L. Lund, Cassio M. Fontes, Ryan T. Hill, Rebecca Blair, Zackary Zimmers, Rohan K. Achar, Derek Tseng, Raluca Gordan,…
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Correction for Nicoletti et al., Anomalous relaxation kinetics and charge-density-wave correlations in underdoped BaPb1-xBixO3 [Correction]PHYSICS Correction for “Anomalous relaxation kinetics and charge-density-wave correlations in underdoped BaPb1−xBixO3,” by D. Nicoletti, E. Casandruc, D. Fu, P. Giraldo-Gallo, I. R. Fisher, and A. Cavalleri, which was first published August 8, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1707079114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:9020–9025). The authors note that multiple different expressions of a…
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Correction for Jadhao and Robbins, Probing large viscosities in glass-formers with nonequilibrium simulations [Correction]PHYSICS Correction for “Probing large viscosities in glass-formers with nonequilibrium simulations,” by Vikram Jadhao and Mark O. Robbins, which was first published July 10, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1705978114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:7952–7957). The authors note, “It has been brought to our attention that representing the experimentally measured Newtonian viscosity value…
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Loss of color terms not demonstrated [Social Sciences]Haynie and Bowern (H&B) (1) use promising computational phylogenetic methods to test the standard view of color terminology structure, epitomized in the World Color Survey (WCS) (2). H&B matched Bayesian phylogenies for 189 Pama–Nyungan languages with the color terms in each vocabulary. Their inferred ancestral state reconstructions found the expected…
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Reply to Nash: Color terms are lost, despite missing data [Social Sciences]David Nash (1) calls into question our findings (2) that color terms are likely lost as well as gained, citing questions about the semantics of certain lexical items, treatment of unattested items, and, crucially, problems with missing (vs. absent) data in Bayesian phylogenetic models. For ancestral state reconstructions to be…
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Role of PINOID-mediated COP1 phosphorylation in Arabidopsis photomorphogenesis is overemphasized [Biological Sciences]Etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings have long hypocotyls and closed yellow cotyledons (skotomorphogenesis); however, light-grown plants exhibit short hypocotyls and opened green cotyledons (photomorphogenesis) (1). It has been revealed that E3 ubiquitin ligase CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 (COP1) is a central negative regulator for plant photomorphogenesis. COP1 directly targets a plethora of tran
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Reply to Jin and Zhu: PINOID-mediated COP1 phosphorylation matters in photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis [Biological Sciences]We thank Jin and Zhu for their comments (1). Our study in PNAS focuses on the molecular role for PINOID (PID) and PID-mediated CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 (COP1) phosphorylation in the regulation of seedling development in Arabidopsis (2). Not only hypocotyl elongation but also apical hook maintenance and cotyledon aperture are…
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Optimal deployment of resources for maximizing impact in spreading processes [Computer Sciences]The effective use of limited resources for controlling spreading processes on networks is of prime significance in diverse contexts, ranging from the identification of “influential spreaders” for maximizing information dissemination and targeted interventions in regulatory networks, to the development of mitigation policies for infectious diseases and financial contagion in economic…
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Robust mechanobiological behavior emerges in heterogeneous myosin systems [Engineering]Biological complexity presents challenges for understanding natural phenomenon and engineering new technologies, particularly in systems with molecular heterogeneity. Such complexity is present in myosin motor protein systems, and computational modeling is essential for determining how collective myosin interactions produce emergent system behavior. We develop a computational approach for altering
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N-glycolyl groups of nonhuman chondroitin sulfates survive in ancient fossils [Biochemistry]Biosynthesis of the common mammalian sialic acid N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) was lost during human evolution due to inactivation of the CMAH gene, possibly expediting divergence of the Homo lineage, due to a partial fertility barrier. Neu5Gc catabolism generates N-glycolylhexosamines, which are potential precursors for glycoconjugate biosynthesis. We carried out metabolic…
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Disassembly of the Staphylococcus aureus hibernating 100S ribosome by an evolutionarily conserved GTPase [Biochemistry]The bacterial hibernating 100S ribosome is a poorly understood form of the dimeric 70S particle that has been linked to pathogenesis, translational repression, starvation responses, and ribosome turnover. In the opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus aureus and most other bacteria, hibernation-promoting factor (HPF) homodimerizes the 70S ribosomes to form a translationally silent…
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Engineering a light-activated caspase-3 for precise ablation of neurons in vivo [Biochemistry]The circuitry of the brain is characterized by cell heterogeneity, sprawling cellular anatomy, and astonishingly complex patterns of connectivity. Determining how complex neural circuits control behavior is a major challenge that is often approached using surgical, chemical, or transgenic approaches to ablate neurons. However, all these approaches suffer from a…
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Cryo-EM structure of the bacteriophage T4 isometric head at 3.3-A resolution and its relevance to the assembly of icosahedral viruses [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The 3.3-Å cryo-EM structure of the 860-Å-diameter isometric mutant bacteriophage T4 capsid has been determined. WT T4 has a prolate capsid characterized by triangulation numbers (T numbers) Tend = 13 for end caps and Tmid = 20 for midsection. A mutation in the major capsid protein, gp23, produced T=13 icosahedral…
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Structural and hydrodynamic properties of an intrinsically disordered region of a germ cell-specific protein on phase separation [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Membrane encapsulation is frequently used by the cell to sequester biomolecules and compartmentalize their function. Cells also concentrate molecules into phase-separated protein or protein/nucleic acid “membraneless organelles” that regulate a host of biochemical processes. Here, we use solution NMR spectroscopy to study phase-separated droplets formed from the intrinsically disordered N-terminal
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Mechanosensing drives acuity of {alpha}{beta} T-cell recognition [Biophysics and Computational Biology]T lymphocytes use surface αβ T-cell receptors (TCRs) to recognize peptides bound to MHC molecules (pMHCs) on antigen-presenting cells (APCs). How the exquisite specificity of high-avidity T cells is achieved is unknown but essential, given the paucity of foreign pMHC ligands relative to the ubiquitous self-pMHC array on an APC….
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Drusen in patient-derived hiPSC-RPE models of macular dystrophies [Cell Biology]Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and related macular dystrophies (MDs) are a major cause of vision loss. However, the mechanisms underlying their progression remain ill-defined. This is partly due to the lack of disease models recapitulating the human pathology. Furthermore, in vivo studies have yielded limited understanding of the role of…
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RABIF/MSS4 is a Rab-stabilizing holdase chaperone required for GLUT4 exocytosis [Cell Biology]Rab GTPases are switched from their GDP-bound inactive conformation to a GTP-bound active state by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs). The first putative GEFs isolated for Rabs are RABIF (Rab-interacting factor)/MSS4 (mammalian suppressor of Sec4) and its yeast homolog DSS4 (dominant suppressor of Sec4). However, the biological function and molecular…
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Single-cell functional and chemosensitive profiling of combinatorial colorectal therapy in zebrafish xenografts [Medical Sciences]Cancer is as unique as the person fighting it. With the exception of a few biomarker-driven therapies, patients go through rounds of trial-and-error approaches to find the best treatment. Using patient-derived cell lines, we show that zebrafish larvae xenotransplants constitute a fast and highly sensitive in vivo model for differential…
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Cellular responses to human cytomegalovirus infection: Induction of a mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) phenotype [Microbiology]Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the prototypical human β-herpes virus. Here we perform a systems analysis of the HCMV host-cell transcriptome, using gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) as an engine to globally map the host–pathogen interaction across two cell types. Our analysis identified several previously unknown signatures of infection, such as…
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Varicose and cheerio collaborate with pebble to mediate semaphorin-1a reverse signaling in Drosophila [Neuroscience]The transmembrane semaphorin Sema-1a acts as both a ligand and a receptor to regulate axon–axon repulsion during neural development. Pebble (Pbl), a Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor, mediates Sema-1a reverse signaling through association with the N-terminal region of the Sema-1a intracellular domain (ICD), resulting in cytoskeletal reorganization. Here, we uncover…
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Samd7 is a cell type-specific PRC1 component essential for establishing retinal rod photoreceptor identity [Neuroscience]Precise transcriptional regulation controlled by a transcription factor network is known to be crucial for establishing correct neuronal cell identities and functions in the CNS. In the retina, the expression of various cone and rod photoreceptor cell genes is regulated by multiple transcription factors; however, the role of epigenetic regulation…
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E46K {alpha}-synuclein pathological mutation causes cell-autonomous toxicity without altering protein turnover or aggregation [Neuroscience]α-Synuclein (aSyn) is the main driver of neurodegenerative diseases known as “synucleinopathies,” but the mechanisms underlying this toxicity remain poorly understood. To investigate aSyn toxic mechanisms, we have developed a primary neuronal model in which a longitudinal survival analysis can be performed by following the overexpression of fluorescently tagged WT…
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Modeling Parkinson’s disease pathology by combination of fibril seeds and {alpha}-synuclein overexpression in the rat brain [Neuroscience]Although a causative role of α-synuclein (α-syn) is well established in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis, available animal models of synucleinopathy do not replicate the full range of cellular and behavioral changes characteristic of the human disease. This study was designed to generate a more faithful model of Parkinson’s disease by injecting…
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Trichromacy increases fruit intake rates of wild capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator) [Anthropology]Intraspecific color vision variation is prevalent among nearly all diurnal monkeys in the neotropics and is seemingly a textbook case of balancing selection acting to maintain genetic polymorphism. Clear foraging advantages to monkeys with trichromatic vision over those with dichromatic “red-green colorblind” vision have been observed in captive studies; however,…
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Universal nanodroplet branches from confining the Ouzo effect [Applied Physical Sciences]We report the self-organization of universal branching patterns of oil nanodroplets under the Ouzo effect [Vitale S, Katz J (2003) Langmuir 19:4105–4110]—a phenomenon in which spontaneous droplet formation occurs upon dilution of an organic solution of oil with water. The mixing of the organic and aqueous phases is confined under…
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On the origin of shape fluctuations of the cell nucleus [Applied Physical Sciences]The nuclear envelope (NE) presents a physical boundary between the cytoplasm and the nucleoplasm, sandwiched in between two highly active systems inside the cell: cytoskeleton and chromatin. NE defines the shape and size of the cell nucleus, which increases during the cell cycle, accommodating for chromosome decondensation followed by genome…
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Favored local structures in amorphous colloidal packings measured by microbeam X-ray diffraction [Applied Physical Sciences]Local structure and symmetry are keys to understanding how a material is formed and the properties it subsequently exhibits. This applies to both crystals and amorphous and glassy materials. In the case of amorphous materials, strong links between processing and history, structure and properties have yet to be made because…
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Mechanisms for restraining cAMP-dependent protein kinase revealed by subunit quantitation and cross-linking approaches [Biochemistry]Protein phosphorylation by cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) underlies key cellular processes, including sympathetic stimulation of heart cells, and potentiation of synaptic strength in neurons. Unrestrained PKA activity is pathological, and an enduring challenge is to understand how the activity of PKA catalytic subunits is directed in cells. We developed…
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Structures of the peptide-modifying radical SAM enzyme SuiB elucidate the basis of substrate recognition [Biochemistry]Posttranslational modification of ribosomally synthesized peptides provides an elegant means for the production of biologically active molecules known as RiPPs (ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides). Although the leader sequence of the precursor peptide is often required for turnover, the exact mode of recognition by the modifying enzymes remains unclear…
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Nanoswitch-linked immunosorbent assay (NLISA) for fast, sensitive, and specific protein detection [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Protein detection and quantification play critical roles in both basic research and clinical practice. Current detection platforms range from the widely used ELISA to more sophisticated, and more expensive, approaches such as digital ELISA. Despite advances, there remains a need for a method that combines the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of…
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Reexamining the origin of the directionality of myosin V [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The nature of the conversion of chemical energy to directional motion in myosin V is examined by careful simulations that include two complementary methods: direct Langevin Dynamics (LD) simulations with a scaled-down potential that provided a detailed time-resolved mechanism, and kinetic equations solution for the ensemble long-time propagation (based on…
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Investigation of the mechanism of the SpnF-catalyzed [4+2]-cycloaddition reaction in the biosynthesis of spinosyn A [Chemistry]The Diels–Alder reaction is one of the most common methods to chemically synthesize a six-membered carbocycle. While it has long been speculated that the cyclohexene moiety found in many secondary metabolites is also introduced via similar chemistry, the enzyme SpnF involved in the biosynthesis of the insecticide spinosyn A in…
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Stability of equidimensional pseudo-single-domain magnetite over billion-year timescales [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Interpretations of paleomagnetic observations assume that naturally occurring magnetic particles can retain their primary magnetic recording over billions of years. The ability to retain a magnetic recording is inferred from laboratory measurements, where heating causes demagnetization on the order of seconds. The theoretical basis for this inference comes from previous…
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Atmospheric evidence for a global secular increase in carbon isotopic discrimination of land photosynthesis [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]A decrease in the 13C/12C ratio of atmospheric CO2 has been documented by direct observations since 1978 and from ice core measurements since the industrial revolution. This decrease, known as the 13C-Suess effect, is driven primarily by the input of fossil fuel-derived CO2 but is also sensitive to land and…
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U-Th dating reveals regional-scale decline of branching Acropora corals on the Great Barrier Reef over the past century [Ecology]Hard coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is on a trajectory of decline. However, little is known about past coral mortality before the advent of long-term monitoring (circa 1980s). Using paleoecological analysis and high-precision uranium-thorium (U-Th) dating, we reveal an extensive loss of branching Acropora corals and changes…
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Phenological synchronization disrupts trophic interactions between Kodiak brown bears and salmon [Ecology]Climate change is altering the seasonal timing of life cycle events in organisms across the planet, but the magnitude of change often varies among taxa [Thackeray SJ, et al. (2016) Nature 535:241–245]. This can cause the temporal relationships among species to change, altering the strength of interaction. A large body…
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Arresting dissolution by interfacial rheology design [Engineering]A strategy to halt dissolution of particle-coated air bubbles in water based on interfacial rheology design is presented. Whereas previously a dense monolayer was believed to be required for such an “armored bubble” to resist dissolution, in fact engineering a 2D yield stress interface suffices to achieve such performance at…
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Coupling of pollination services and coffee suitability under climate change [Environmental Sciences]Climate change will cause geographic range shifts for pollinators and major crops, with global implications for food security and rural livelihoods. However, little is known about the potential for coupled impacts of climate change on pollinators and crops. Coffee production exemplifies this issue, because large losses in areas suitable for…
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Intestinal type 1 regulatory T cells migrate to periphery to suppress diabetogenic T cells and prevent diabetes development [Immunology and Inflammation]Growing insight into the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and numerous studies in preclinical models highlights the potential of regulatory T cells to restore tolerance. By using non-obese diabetic (NOD) BDC2.5 TCR-transgenic (Tg), and IL-10 and Foxp3 double-reporter mice, we demonstrate that alteration of gut microbiota during cohousing experiments or treatment…
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CD1d-Restricted pathways in hepatocytes control local natural killer T cell homeostasis and hepatic inflammation [Immunology and Inflammation]Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells recognize lipid antigens presented by CD1d and play a central role in regulating immunity and inflammation in peripheral tissues. However, the mechanisms which govern iNKT cell homeostasis after thymic emigration are incompletely understood. Here we demonstrate that microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP), a protein…
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Targeting CXCR4-dependent immunosuppressive Ly6Clow monocytes improves antiangiogenic therapy in colorectal cancer [Medical Sciences]Antiangiogenic therapy with antibodies against VEGF (bevacizumab) or VEGFR2 (ramucirumab) has been proven efficacious in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. However, the improvement in overall survival is modest and only in combination with chemotherapy. Thus, there is an urgent need to identify potential underlying mechanisms of resistance specific to antiangiogenic therapy…
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Dysregulation of spliceosome gene expression in advanced prostate cancer by RNA-binding protein PSF [Medical Sciences]Developing therapeutic approaches are necessary for treating hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Activation of androgen receptor (AR) and its variants’ expression along with the downstream signals are mostly important for disease progression. However, the mechanism for marked increases of AR signals and its expression is still unclear. Here, we revealed that various…
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Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms [Medical Sciences]The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) across global healthcare networks poses a serious threat to hospitalized individuals. Strategies to limit the emergence and spread of MDROs include oversight to decrease selective pressure for MDROs by promoting appropriate antibiotic use via antibiotic stewardship programs. However, restricting the use of…
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Genetic disruption of ankyrin-G in adult mouse forebrain causes cortical synapse alteration and behavior reminiscent of bipolar disorder [Neuroscience]Genome-wide association studies have implicated the ANK3 locus in bipolar disorder, a major human psychotic illness. ANK3 encodes ankyrin-G, which organizes the neuronal axon initial segment (AIS). We generated a mouse model with conditional disruption of ANK3 in pyramidal neurons of the adult forebrain (Ank-G cKO). This resulted in the…
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Cortically coordinated NREM thalamocortical oscillations play an essential, instructive role in visual system plasticity [Neuroscience]Two long-standing questions in neuroscience are how sleep promotes brain plasticity and why some forms of plasticity occur preferentially during sleep vs. wake. Establishing causal relationships between specific features of sleep (e.g., network oscillations) and sleep-dependent plasticity has been difficult. Here we demonstrate that presentation of a novel visual stimulus…
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Single rat muscle Na+ channel mutation confers batrachotoxin autoresistance found in poison-dart frog Phyllobates terribilis [Pharmacology]Poison-dart Phyllobates terribilis frogs sequester lethal amounts of steroidal alkaloid batrachotoxin (BTX) in their skin as a defense mechanism against predators. BTX targets voltage-gated Na+ channels and enables them to open persistently. How BTX autoresistance arises in such frogs remains a mystery. The BTX receptor has been delineated along the…
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Local optical control of ferromagnetism and chemical potential in a topological insulator [Physics]Many proposed experiments involving topological insulators (TIs) require spatial control over time-reversal symmetry and chemical potential. We demonstrate reconfigurable micron-scale optical control of both magnetization (which breaks time-reversal symmetry) and chemical potential in ferromagnetic thin films of Cr-(Bi,Sb)2Te3 grown on SrTiO3. By optically modulating the coercivity of the films, w
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Americans misperceive racial economic equality [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]The present research documents the widespread misperception of race-based economic equality in the United States. Across four studies (n = 1,377) sampling White and Black Americans from the top and bottom of the national income distribution, participants overestimated progress toward Black–White economic equality, largely driven by estimates of greater current…
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Exposure to unpredictable maternal sensory signals influences cognitive development across species [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Maternal care is a critical determinant of child development. However, our understanding of processes and mechanisms by which maternal behavior influences the developing human brain remains limited. Animal research has illustrated that patterns of sensory information is important in shaping neural circuits during development. Here we examined the relation between…
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Evolution of flexibility and rigidity in retaliatory punishment [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Natural selection designs some social behaviors to depend on flexible learning processes, whereas others are relatively rigid or reflexive. What determines the balance between these two approaches? We offer a detailed case study in the context of a two-player game with antisocial behavior and retaliatory punishment. We show that each…
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Prior expectations induce prestimulus sensory templates [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Perception can be described as a process of inference, integrating bottom-up sensory inputs and top-down expectations. However, it is unclear how this process is neurally implemented. It has been proposed that expectations lead to prestimulus baseline increases in sensory neurons tuned to the expected stimulus, which in turn, affect the…
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Waiting can be an optimal conservation strategy, even in a crisis discipline [Sustainability Science]Biodiversity conservation projects confront immediate and escalating threats with limited funding. Conservation theory suggests that the best response to the species extinction crisis is to spend money as soon as it becomes available, and this is often an explicit constraint placed on funding. We use a general dynamic model of…
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New evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River Policy [Sustainability Science]This paper finds that a 10-μg/m3 increase in airborne particulate matter [particulate matter smaller than 10 μm (PM10)] reduces life expectancy by 0.64 years (95% confidence interval = 0.21–1.07). This estimate is derived from quasiexperimental variation in PM10 generated by China’s Huai River Policy, which provides free or heavily subsidized…
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]How poison-dart frogs avoid self-intoxication P. terribilis. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons/Micha L. Rieser. The indigenous people of Central America devise blowpipe weapons by daubing darts with toxins derived from the skin glands of poison-dart frogs (Phyllobates terribilis). One such toxin, batrachotoxin (BTX), pries open sodium channels and alters their…
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Profile of Daniel H. Janzen [Profiles]When Daniel Janzen gave his acceptance speech for the 1997 Kyoto Prize, he disappointed many people who had come to hear a preeminent biologist discuss iconic studies, from ant–acacia mutualism to seed predation (1, 2). “They expected a talk about science, but I’d switched to conservation,” explains Janzen, DiMaura Professor…
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Using the force to find the peptides you’re looking for [Biophysics and Computational Biology]T cells are an essential cell type of our adaptive immune system, helping to both detect and eliminate pathogens that may have infected our bodies. This essential function is mediated by the T cell antigen receptor complex (TCR) expressed at the plasma membrane, which can interrogate the intracellular state of…
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Fishing for answers in precision cancer medicine [Medical Sciences]Zebrafish Xenotransplants Enter Precision Oncology “Which drug should I prescribe to the cancer patient in front of me?” This question is an inevitable riddle for many oncologists. While the list of US Food and Drug Administration-approved biomarker-driven targeted therapies in oncology grows every year, and clinical trials for new immunotherapy…
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Synchronous timing of food resources triggers bears to switch from salmon to berries [Ecology]We are in an era of phenological (seasonal timing) change (1). One of the most consistent fingerprints of climate change is the spring advancement of life history events of diverse taxa in the northern hemisphere, from flowers to butterflies to birds. As phenologies change, so too do potential interactions among…
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Well below 2 {degrees}C: Mitigation strategies for avoiding dangerous to catastrophic climate changes [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]The historic Paris Agreement calls for limiting global temperature rise to “well below 2 °C.” Because of uncertainties in emission scenarios, climate, and carbon cycle feedback, we interpret the Paris Agreement in terms of three climate risk categories and bring in considerations of low-probability (5%) high-impact (LPHI) warming in addition…
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News Feature: Virtual reality therapy set for a real renaissance [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]As the technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, and as research on its effectiveness matures, virtual reality is treating an array of vexing mental ailments. A war veteran fits a virtual-reality headset over his eyes then lowers a pair of noise-cancelling headphones over his ears. After a moment of near-silent…
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Facebook to show NFL game recaps worldwideFacebook and the National Football League announced plans Tuesday to offer video highlights of NFL games to worldwide users of the leading social network.
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Harvey, Irma weigh on September US consumer confidenceUS consumer confidence slipped in September, partly weighed down by hurricanes Harvey and Irma which slammed into Texas and Florida, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday.
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After 15 Years in Vegetative State, Man Responds to Nerve StimulationA patient in a persistent vegetative state without chance of improvement has regained some signs of consciousness after researchers used an experimental form of nerve stimulation, according to a new study.
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2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest for 2017, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 (USD), publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. The folks at National Geographic were, once more, kind enough to let me choose among the contest entries so far
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How Did German Politics Become So Fragmented? For Angela Merkel, the outcome of the German election was nothing short of a “ nightmare victory .” Or at least that’s how German newspaper Bild and other local media outlets described the performance of the longtime chancellor, whose fourth-term reelection was overshadowed by the better-than-expected showing of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). The outcome certainly isn’t id
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Amount of water in stem cells can determine its fate as fat or boneAdding or removing water from a stem cell can change the destiny of the cell, researchers have discovered in a new study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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A quantum computer to tackle fundamental science problemsFor more than 50 years, Moore's Law has reigned supreme. The observation that the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles roughly every two years has set the pace for our modern digital revolution—making smartphones, personal computers and current supercomputers possible. But Moore's Law is slowing. And even if it wasn't, some of the big problems that scientists need to tackle might be be
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Research provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITERA major issue facing ITER, the international tokamak under construction in France that will be the first magnetic fusion device to produce net energy, is whether the crucial divertor plates that will exhaust waste heat from the device can withstand the high heat flux, or load, that will strike them. Alarming projections extrapolated from existing tokamaks suggest that the heat flux could be so nar
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EU study finds piracy doesn’t hurt game sales, may actually help (credit: Getty Images) For as long as video game piracy has existed, gamers and the industry have argued about whether the practice really hurts sales of legitimate games. In 2010, the Business Software Alliance estimated that generalized software piracy costs the world $51 billion annually and half a million jobs. Even most people who doubt every pirated download is equivalent to a lost sale wil
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Uber threatens to leave Quebec, says ride-sharing rules onerousUber threatened on Tuesday stop services in Canada's Quebec province in mid-October, saying proposed new ride-sharing regulations aimed at leveling the field with taxis are too onerous.
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Dyson to make electric cars by 2020James Dyson announced Tuesday he was investing £2.0 billion ($2.7 billion, 2.3 billion euro) into developing an electric car by 2020, a new venture for the British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner.
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Report: Iran says it files charges against Telegram app CEOIranian prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the CEO of the popular encrypted messaging app Telegram, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday.
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NASA satellite data shows Hurricane Maria's strongest sideNASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Hurricane Maria's cloud top temperatures and found the coldest cloud tops and strongest storms were facing east of the center and away from the U.S. However, Maria is a large hurricane. On Sept. 26, the National Hurricane Center reported that hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force win
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Fisheries sustainability linked to gender roles among tradersA new WCS study, published in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, of fish traders in coastal Kenya shows that women largely occupied fisheries with the lowest profits and are not saving money while working in these fisheries. Management actions that intend to increase profits and sustainability, such as restrictions on use of gear that catch the smallest fish, have the potential to ex
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Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than othersCertain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new UBC study has found.
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New payment models for radiation therapy should consider impact of behavioral health costsEfforts to develop new payment models in radiation oncology also should consider measures to address behavioral health to reduce the total cost of care during and after radiotherapy, according to the results of study performed by researchers at Mayo Clinic and presented today at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Diego.
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Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after two women with overlooked botanical worksKnown for their biodiversity richness, the Caribbean Islands are now adding two new species of bird-catcher trees to their list of botanical treasures. Commonly referred to as bird-catcher trees, the species whose ripe fruits are sticky and can be glued to birds, are from the four-o'clock family (Nyctaginaceae) and only found in Puerto Rico.
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The 3-D selfie is hereComputer scientists at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image – the 3D selfie.
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Dyson says it will spend $2.7 billion developing an electric car Enlarge / James Dyson at the "James Dyson Award 2007" ceremony in Berlin. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images) (credit: Franziska Krug | Getty Images) To most people, the name Dyson conjures up images of vacuum cleaners and those powerful air dryers in public restrooms. Soon, you might be able to add "electric cars" to that list. In an e-mail to his staff, James Dyson revealed that the company
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Warm Northwest waters draw spawning fish northUnusually warm ocean conditions off the Pacific Northwest in the last few years led anchovies, sardines and hake to begin spawning in Northwest waters much earlier in the year and, for anchovy, longer than biologists have ever recorded before, new research has found.
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Signal Has a Fix for Apps' Contact-Leaking ProblemThe private messenger is testing an Intel-chip feature that could let apps check your phone's contact list—and then provably forget it.
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FCC declares that USA’s wireless competition problem has been solved Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yagi Studio) The Federal Communications Commission today declared that there is "effective competition" in the United States' mobile wireless market, a finding that could influence how the FCC regulates wireless carriers and whether it approves mergers such as a possible combination of T-Mobile USA and Sprint. The FCC is required to report annually on the state of
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Up for Auction: Einstein Letters Detailing General Relativity and Grand Unified TheoryTwo letters written by Albert Einstein detailing his thoughts on some of the most famous theories in physics are going up for auction this week, according to Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
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With mock space capsule, researchers partner with NASA to study astronaut fitnessA mock space capsule has landed in Kansas State University's Ice Hall. In this built-to-scale model of the Orion spacecraft, "astronauts" practice emergency escape maneuvers while a university kinesiology team studies their health and fitness levels.
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A record number of Americans viewed the 2017 solar eclipseEighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically. This audience of 215 million adults is nearly twice the size of the viewership of recent Super Bowl football games.
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Why This Job-Starved Town Thinks Car Startup Elio Motors Took It For A Ride SHREVEPORT, La.— When Mark Jones took over the Chevron gas station he owns here more than three decades ago, it was in a sleepy and undeveloped part of town. Quickly, though, things changed. A nearby General Motors truck assembly plant opened in 1982 and gave way to a crush of development. Neighborhoods sprouted to house the factory’s 3,000 employees, and a stable of businesses popped up to suppo
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UK's first subsidy-free solar opened in BedfordshireThe solar farm will generate enough electricity for about 2,500 homes, its backers said.
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Fast Radio Bursts Flash throughout the CosmosThe mysterious and powerful cosmic outbursts could occur as often as once per second in the observable universe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ataribox aims high with $250-300 price point, Linux core, custom AMD chip Enlarge / Say hello to an actual, honest to goodness Ataribox. Or, at least, a prototype. But, hey, at least it's not just a 3D render. (credit: Atari) The trademark and license borg that currently calls itself Atari continues to push ahead with an "Ataribox" project, and, after being teased in July , the device has begun to take shape. Fans and press alike may have expected a low-priced, retro-g
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Energy from evaporating water could rival wind and solarWater evaporating from lakes and reservoirs could provide a huge amount of electricity, but scaling up the technology will be tricky
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Genetically modified wheat used to make coeliac-friendly breadSome glutens are harmful to coeliacs, but others have no effect. A genetically modified wheat lacks only the harmful ones, and can be used to make safer bread
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The 15 Weirdest Missions Star Trek: The Next Generation Boldly Went On All images: CBS The premiere of Discovery isn’t the only major Star Trek event this week. It’s also the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation , the series that marked a brave new future for the franchise on TV. Like the original Trek , TNG saw its Enterprise crew go on daring, thought-provoking adventures… but it also went on some ridiculous ones, too. With love for its 30th birthd
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The Crisis at Puerto Rico's Hospitals Puerto Rico is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and as often occurs with natural disasters, people in need of immediate medical care are among the most vulnerable. Maria knocked out much of the island’s power, affecting hospitals that rely on electricity to keep patients alive. According to a FEMA update from Tuesday morning, 58 of the island’s 69 hospitals la
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Research led by PPPL provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITERA new article describes a simulated prediction of divertor heat flux that ITER will be able to tolerate.
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Scientists unlock mysteries of how Ebola uses people's immune defenses to cause infectionScientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insight into how the Ebola virus uses the body's natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and unleash its lethal disease, according to a new report in mBio. The study was conducted in collaboration with the University of Washington and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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New system proposed for logging physician experience in robotic surgeriesLoyola Medicine physicians have proposed a simple new system to improve the reporting of robotic surgeries performed by surgeons in training. The system, called RoboLog, was successfully piloted on 310 urologic robotic surgeries, according to a study published in the Journal of Surgical Education.
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Amount of water in stem cells can determine its fate as fat or boneAdding or removing water from a stem cell can change the destiny of the cell to either pre-fat cells or pre-bone cells, researchers have discovered in a new study published in PNAS.
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Coming 2020, a Dyson Electric Car
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Dyson, the Vacuum Cleaner Company, Wants to Make a Freaking Electric Car GIF GIF Source: Dyson Dyson has made a name for itself by inventing all sorts of new approaches to vacuuming your house, and it seems that the company is now looking to innovate in a whole new “clean” industry. On Tuesday, founder James Dyson announced that his company is making a major play in the electric car business. Dyson tweeted a statement from its founder that makes it clear that he’s ser
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How to Build a Solar Farm without Government Subsidies
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Just some cool new pictures of the time Greenland was on fire Environment Ice and fire. Images of the recent Greenland wildfires as captured by a European Space Agency satellite.
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Antibiotics warranted for kids with minor staph infectionsThe overuse of antibiotics has left some doctors questioning whether to give such drugs to children diagnosed with uncomplicated Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections. Now, research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that prescribing antibiotics — in addition to lancing and draining staph-infected areas — reduces the risk of recurrent infections.
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Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than othersCertain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new UBC study has found.
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Gender, racial, and ethnic disparities persist in academic emergency medicineGender, racial, and ethnic disparities, with regard to academic rank and compensation, continue to exist among academic emergency medicine physicians in spite of a move by leading organizations of emergency medicine to prioritize increasing diversity.
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Arthritis advocates urge Congress to take action to address drug costs, access issuesPhysician and healthcare professional advocates from the American College of Rheumatology are joined by rheumatology patients on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to address the significant drug cost and access issues affecting millions of Americans living with arthritis and other rheumatologic diseases.
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Milk-alternative drinks do not replace the iodine in cows' milkConsumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition.
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UA Cancer Center team identifies a switch that may help target dormant cancer cellsCells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, Ph.D., has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and 'wake' these cells from their 'slumber' to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.
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Post-heart attack: How can scar tissue be turned back into healthy heart muscle?Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide, partly due to limited therapeutic options and the heart's inability to regenerate healthy cells called cardiomyocytes after heart attacks. Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and elsewhere are exploring ways to reprogram scar tissue cells into healthy heart muscle cells, and now UNC researchers have published the first scient
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How the Hidden Higgs Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark Sector The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, has failed to find any of the hoped-for particles that would lead physicists beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. But it’s possible that the LHC has been producing such pivotal new particles all along, and that we’re just not seeing them. “The core of the story,” said Davi
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Mark Felt Tells a Familiar Tale of the Watergate Scandal Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House is a film about the Watergate scandal. You’ve heard about this affair before—it was a fairly major political to-do in the ’70s, a wide-reaching conspiracy of dirty tricks and abuse of power that eventually brought about the resignation of President Richard Nixon. But the scandal is news to the real-life characters that make up the ensemble of Ma
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Man In a Vegetative State for 15 Years Stirs After Brain Stimulation—But He's Not Awake Yet Information sharing between brain cells before (top) and after (bottom) Image: Corazzol et al (2017) Reviving unresponsive patients has long been a dream of humanity, and an oft-talked about part of the human condition. Maybe you’ve cried along with the movie Awakenings , or had long conversations with relatives about what happens should you or they end up in the same position . But these convers
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Turning up the heat on electrons reveals an elusive physics phenomenonHeating a strip of platinum creates a “spin current” in the material’s electrons due to the spin Nernst effect.
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The 3-D selfie has arrivedComputer scientists at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image — the 3-D selfie. People are queuing up to try it and so far, more than 400,000 users have had a go.
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Potential Zika vaccine protects against pregnancy transmission and testicular damageFor the first time, a collaborative team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has shown that a potential Zika vaccine quickly can protect fetuses against infection as well as protect males against testicular infection and injury. It also prevents a lowered sperm count after one vaccination. The findings are currently available in Nature Communications.
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NASA satellite data shows Hurricane Maria's strongest sideNASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Hurricane Maria's cloud top temperatures and found the coldest cloud tops and strongest storms were facing east of the center and away from the U.S.
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Firefox takes a Quantum leap forward with new developer edition Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Getty) Earlier this year we wrote about Project Quantum , Mozilla's work to modernize Firefox and rebuild it to handle the needs of the modern Web. Today, that work takes a big step toward the mainstream with the release of the new Firefox 57 developer edition. The old Firefox developer edition was based on the alpha-quality Aurora channel, which was two versions ahead o
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Tuesday's Top Deals: Oscillating Tool Kit, Portable Battery Pack, Samsung 65" TV, and More Check out today’s top deals: DEWALT oscillating tool kit , p ortable battery pack , Samsung 65" TV , Bushnell binoculars , and more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Samsung Q7F 65" TV , $1800 Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can s
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Equifax's CEO Steps Down After Huge Breach On Tuesday, Richard Smith, the CEO of Equifax—the credit reporting agency at the center of one of the largest financial data breaches in recent memory—stepped down. According to a statement , Smith is to retire on Tuesday, but will stay on with the company as an “unpaid adviser” as the company searches for its next chief executive. Smith is the third, and highest-ranking, employee to leave the co
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Putting a TV in your kid’s bedroom carries risks Children who have a television or video games in their bedroom spend less time reading and sleeping, research suggests. Consequences include poor performance at school, greater risk of obesity, and even video game addiction. Further, children with bedroom media watched programs and played video games that were more violent, which increased levels of physical aggression. It stands to reason that m
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1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis Doctors know that concussions can cause serious health impacts. Research now shows that rates among adolescents, especially those involved in contact sports, may be pretty high. (Image credit: Krista Long/Getty Images)
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Scientists Discover The “Master Controller” Neuron of Good and Bad Habits The discovery of a neuron in the brain that acts as the “master controller” of habits could someday change the way we treat addiction and compulsive behaviors. Read More
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Here's What Puerto Rico Looks Like After Hurricane Maria The US island territory of Puerto Rico, recently devastated by category 4 hurricane Maria, remains without electricity. Read More
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Evaporating lakes could help power the country From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Scientists develop new ways to harness energy from evaporation. Researchers discover how to generate power from the natural evaporation of lakes and reservoirs.
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Maraton: Sundt eller usundt for kroppen?Det er hårdt for både hjertet og musklerne at løbe et maraton. Men med den rette træning vil kroppen normalt blive sundere efter det lange løb.
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Drug combo gangs up to take on triple-negative breast cancerIn the hunt for novel treatments against an aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers combined a new protein inhibitor with a chemotherapy drug to create a powerful combination that resulted in cancer cell death.
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Warm Northwest waters draw spawning fish northUnusually warm ocean conditions off the Pacific Northwest in the last few years led anchovies, sardines and hake to begin spawning in Northwest waters much earlier in the year and, for anchovy, longer than biologists have ever recorded before, new research has found.
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A fresh set of eyes: Rotating plant inspectors reduces risk of medical device recallsMore frequent rotation of plant inspectors at medical device manufacturing facilities could benefit consumers and lead to fewer product recalls. That's the finding of a seven-year review of Food and Drug Administration inspections of and subsequent recalls at such facilities.
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Fisheries sustainability linked to gender roles among tradersA new WCS study, published in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, of fish traders in coastal Kenya shows that women largely occupied fisheries with the lowest profits and are not saving money while working in these fisheries.
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Injection alternativeMIT researchers have created a computer model that can predict how glucose-responsive insulin will affect patients' blood sugar based on chemical traits such as how quickly it becomes activated in the presence of glucose. This could help scientists design insulin that lingers in a patient's bloodstream and becomes active only when needed, such as right after a meal.
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Twitter explains why Trump can use site as venue for violence, hate Enlarge Apparently, it's totally OK to take to Twitter and declare that you're going to attack an entire country or assassinate its leader. According to Twitter, that's true if you're US President Donald Trump, even if the tweets are a violation of the micro-blogging platform's terms of service. Ever since Trump took office in January, the Internet has been wondering how San Francisco-based Twitt
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Why plastic straws could disappear from a pub near youAs pub chain Wetherspoons phases out plastic straws for waste reasons, is it time we scrapped them?
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When Police Officers Don't Know About the ADA One week ago, Magdiel Sanchez, a deaf man, was shot and killed in front of his Oklahoma City home by police. Sanchez, who often used a short metal pipe to communicate, waved it in the air after an officer arrived at his home to investigate a hit-and-run incident. According to a witness’s account, the situation escalated after the officer ordered Sanchez to drop the pipe and he did not comply. Exa
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The Importance of Women Mentoring Other Women In April 1994 , Boeing unveiled the new 777 aircraft, a twin-engine jet used for long-haul flights such as London to Chicago. It was the first airplane to be designed entirely on computers. Since then, there have been almost 5 million 777 flights, and the aircraft has become one of the most familiar planes in the world. Elizabeth Lund has been obsessed with the 777 since it first debuted. Today,
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Chance the Rapper's Radical Humility on Colbert If ever there were a time when the world could use more songs about the stresses of being rich and famous, the era of Drake and Taylor Swift 2.0 would not seem to be it. And yet even the most played-out topic can be made interesting again through talent and craftsmanship, as Chance the Rapper reminded America Monday night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert . The 24-year-old Chicagoan told Colb
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The Dangerous Misunderstanding at the Core of the North Korea Debate Donald Trump lies so frequently and so brazenly that it’s easy to forget that there are political untruths he did not invent. Sometimes, he builds on falsehoods that predated his election, and that enjoy currency among the very institutions that generally restrain his power. That’s the case in the debate over North Korea. On Monday, The New York Times declared that “the United States has repeated
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The Coming Software Apocalypse T here were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 times while a stranger was trying to break into her house. When he finally crawled into her living room through a window, she picked up a kitchen knife. The man fled. The 911 outage, at t
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Prizewinning Videos Show It's a Small World After AllFrom a growing root to a sweating fingertip — here are the videos that took top honors in the Nikon Small World in Motion competition.
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If It Has No Side Effects, It Probably Doesn’t Work The “pharmacy” at Goop , which sold zero things that the FDA considers to be medicine. If a drug or supplement or treatment actually works, it will carry risks as well as benefits. That’s why FDA-approved drugs carry inserts listing their side effects, for example. But sketchy wellness treatments rarely have any such thing. As a rule of thumb, something that claims benefits without any downsides
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Maybe more adults should get the high-dose flu shot Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and could save lives. The findings of a new study call for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determin
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Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after 2 women with overlooked botanical worksKnown for their biodiversity richness, the Caribbean Islands are now adding two new species of bird-catcher trees to their list of botanical treasures. The new species were named after two women who self-engaged for decades on educational projects in botany, but whose remarkable work was never properly made known and accredited. The study was published in the open-access journal Phytokeys.
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Biochemists discover mechanism that helps flu viruses evolveA new study from MIT reveals that flu viruses' rapid evolution relies in part on hijacking some of the cellular machinery of the infected host cell — a group of proteins called chaperones, which help other proteins fold into the correct shape. When viruses are unable to get help from these proteins, they do not evolve as rapidly.
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Need for enhanced nursing and post-acute transitional care models for rising obesity levelsElderly, chronically ill people experience frequent changes in health status that require transitions among health care providers and settings. Significant attention has been focused on coordinated transitional care models that assure continuity of care, prevention of hospital readmission, avoidance of complications, and close clinical treatment and management. But specific transitional needs of o
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Does your back feel stiff? Well, it may not actually be stiff, UAlberta study findsFeeling of stiffness may mean something else is going on in the back.
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A record number of Americans viewed the 2017 solar eclipseEighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically. This audience of 215 million adults is nearly twice the size of the viewership of recent Super Bowl football games.
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Applying research advances to improve cardiovascular health in womenCardiovascular disease remains the main cause of death among women, but evidence-based advances are enhancing clinical care in seven key areas, improving the lives of women living with and at risk for heart disease.
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One in 5 teens report having had a concussion in their lifetimeA new University of Michigan study confirms what many hospital emergency rooms nationwide are seeing: teens playing contact sports suffer from concussions.
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Quantum communications bend to our needsThe potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One issue impeding immediate application is that many photon entanglement platforms don't operate within the range used by most forms of telecommunication. Researchers have started to unravel the mysteries of entangled photons, demonstrating a technique that uses semiconductor quantum dots to
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Percent of teens who report having had a concussion in their lifetimeIn a survey that included more than 13,000 adolescents, about 20 percent reported at least one diagnosed concussion during their lifetime, and 5.5 percent reported being diagnosed with more than one concussion, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Using genetics to guide warfarin dosing after hip, knee replacementAmong patients undergoing hip or knee replacement and treated with the blood thinner warfarin, customizing dosing to a patient's genetic and clinical profile resulted in the prevention of more adverse outcomes than clinically-guided dosing, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Genetic factors may explain most of risk for autism spectrum disorderReanalysis of data from a previous study on the familial risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) estimates the heritability to be 83 percent, suggesting that genetic factors may explain most of the risk for ASD, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Large increase in rate of death from chronic respiratory diseasesBetween 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD, increased by nearly 30 percent overall in the US, although this trend varied by county, sex, and chronic respiratory disease type, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Genetic testing helps set safe dose of common blood thinnerA new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that dosing warfarin (Coumadin and others) is safer — producing fewer adverse events such as hemorrhage — when key elements of a patient's genetic makeup are considered.
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Energy harvested from evaporation could power much of US, says studyIn the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers at Columbia University find that US lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.
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How to Build an Unsubsidized Solar Farm
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'Hypermutators' drive pathogenic fungi to evolve more rapidlyMutations tend to get a bad rap, and deservedly so. A single defect in our DNA can strip us of our sight, thicken our lungs with mucus, prompt us to bleed to death, weaken our muscles or fill our organs with tumors.
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Chronic wasting disease: Addressing the issues with cervid prionic diseaseOne of the most contagious of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, is chronic wasting disease (CWD) which affects deer and represents a risk to human health and the health of farm animals. There are many problems facing livestock managers in North America in the face of CWD, a research paper published in the International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, summarizes the efforts in
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Sådan virker ibuprofen i vores nervesystemDet populære smertestillende lægemiddel ibuprofen spiller en rolle i vores nervesystem. Nu…
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Vanishing Antarctic Snowflakes May Alter Sea Level RiseLess snow may be accumulating on the continent's surface than scientists thought — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stabbed or shot? Skipping the ambulance may be better for survival Enlarge / Taxi! (credit: Getty | NurPhoto ) Amid air raids, it’s wise to "keep calm and carry on." When ablaze, certainly "stop, drop, and roll." And in the case of a stabbing or shooting, it may be best to "scoop and run." At least, that’s the takeaway from a new study in JAMA Surgery . A mad dash to the hospital in a private ride—the scoop and run—may be better for survival than waiting for eme
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New Ataribox Details Don’t Make It Sound Any More Promising Image Source: Atari Atari, my dude, please get it together. The classic console maker has slowly trickled-out details about its upcoming retro gaming machine over the last few months and each time it sounds more and more like this project is misguided. Today brought the biggest dump of news from Atari yet, and it’s too expensive, hasn’t been funded, and Atari doesn’t even seem to know who it’s fo
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About 1 in 5 teens has had a concussionAlmost 20 percent of U.S. teens have had at least one diagnosed concussion in the past, an analysis of a 2016 national survey finds.
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A Nation of Snowflakes The American left is waging war on free speech. That’s the consensus from center-left to far right; even Nazis and white supremacists seek to wave the First Amendment like a bloody shirt. But the greatest contemporary threat to free speech comes not from antifa radicals or campus leftists, but from a president prepared to use the power and authority of government to chill or suppress controversia
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Rescuing Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, barely a kilometer from the mainland, lies the tiny island of Cayo Santiago. Its 38 acres, shaped like a lowercase r , are home to some unexpected residents—a troop of around 1,000 rhesus macaque monkeys. Rhesus macaques typically live half a world away in Southeast Asia. But after 406 of them were shipped over in 1938, they quickly took to Caribbean life, an
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Researchers change wavelengths of entangled photons to those used in telecommunicationsThe potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One of the issues impeding its immediate application is the fact that many photon entanglement platforms do not operate within the range used by most forms of telecommunication.
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Could Evaporating Water Be the Next Big Thing in Renewable Energy? Energy harvested from evaporation can reduce half the amount of water lost to natural evaporation, according to new research. Water-strapped cities with growing populations and energy needs could benefit most, including greater Phoenix which is served by the above reservoir and irrigation system fed by the Colorado River. (Image: Central Arizona Project) Each day, our Sun pours its energy down on
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Evaporation Engines Could Produce More Power Than Coal, with a Huge CaveatA new study suggests we could tap into natural evaporation for a huge part of our energy needs, but it would come at a high cost to our freshwater resources.
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Massive Iceberg's Split Exposes Hidden EcosystemBiologists rush to study creatures living beneath Larsen C ice shelf before they disappear — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Star Trek: Discovery is getting pirated a lot Enlarge / Sonequa Martin-Green plays protagonist Michael Burnham, first officer of the USS Shenzhou, on new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery . (credit: CBS ) Almost 10 million people tuned in to CBS on Sunday to watch the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery . And the premiere also drove record signups for CBS' proprietary streaming service, which will be the exclusive source for later epis
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Supersized cells lead ‘wave’ of heart regeneration By taking videos of a tiny beating zebrafish heart as it reconstructs its covering in a petri dish, scientists have captured unexpected dynamics of cells involved in tissue regeneration. They found that the depleted heart tissue regenerates itself in a wave, led by a front of fast-moving, supersized cells and trailed by smaller cells that multiply to produce others. The nature of this wavefront—a
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Chronic wasting diseaseResearch published in the International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, summarizes the efforts in disease surveillance and risk management of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and shows that past management strategies such as selective culling, herd reduction, and hunter surveillance have had only limited effectiveness. The summary points towards new advice for optimal, cost-effective
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'Hypermutators' drive pathogenic fungi to evolve more rapidlyFor nearly two decades, a rare but potentially deadly fungus called Cryptococcus deuterogattii has gained a foothold in the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island. Duke researchers recently showed that lineages of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus deuterogattii house a specific mutation in their DNA that increases their mutation rate. These hypermutators, as they are called, rapidly develop resista
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ACA Medicaid expansion cut disparities in cancer care for minorities, poorStates that fully expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act cut their rates of uninsured cancer patients by more than half between 2011 and 2014. Black patients and those living in the highest poverty areas saw the greatest benefit from Medicaid expansion, according to a Duke Cancer Institute analysis.
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Uninsured cancer patients saw increased coverage for care following Medicaid expansionA new study finds that Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act improved coverage for care for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and potentially decreased health care disparities.
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The fascinating secret lives of giant clams | Mei Lin NeoWhen you think about the deep blue sea, you might instantly think of whales or coral reefs. But spare a thought for giant clams, the world's largest living shellfish. These incredible creatures can live to 100, grow up to four and a half feet long and weigh as much as three baby elephants. In this charming talk, marine biologist Mei Lin Neo shares why she's obsessively trying to turn these legenda
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Netflix's Plan to Improve In-Flight Streaming Might Get You Free Wi-Fi Image: Virgin America Unless you’re shelling out big bucks for business or first-class tickets, your in-flight entertainment system probably looks like something from the last decade. The monitors airlines put in the back of headrests are typically cheap, low-resolution, and have a pretty pathetic selection of content. That means you’re usually better off pulling out your phone or tablet, and if
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Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization of sports bettingAlthough gambling on professional sports is illegal in most states, one in five fans have placed a bet and 73 percent of those who did so said it made watching the games more interesting, according to the results of a national UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today.
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Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True In his new book, Robert Wright explores Buddhism's take on our suffering, our anxiety and our general dis-ease — where he sees it lining up with scientific fields, says blogger Adam Frank. (Image credit: Gargolas/Getty Images)
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Google Home’s biggest flaw fixed: Support for reminders finally arrives Google is finally fixing Google Home's biggest flaw by adding support for reminders to the voice appliance. An official post on the Google Home help forum says that the feature is rolling out today. Android Police first spotted the news, and some users in the comments section say the feature is already working on their Google Homes. A Google support page details how reminders on Google Home will
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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma send scientists scrambling for data Even before getting their own lives settled, teams collect information on storm behaviour and their effects on the ecosystem. Nature 549 439 doi: 10.1038/549439a
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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works hard and eventually secures himself a respectable, middle-class life. This “rags to riches” tale embodies one of America’s most sacred narratives: that no matter who you are, what your parents do, or where you
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How the AfD Won Angela Merkel may have secured a historic fourth term as chancellor of Germany on Sunday , but her victory was blunted by an unprecedented showing from the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), the country’s far-right populist party, which now becomes the third-strongest party in the Bundestag, with 12.6 percent of the vote. It dominated the narrative on election night as the first far-right party t
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Skatteministeriet afviser, at sænket registreringsafgift giver flere biler på vejeneSelv om registreringsafgiften for nye biler falder betragteligt, vil der hverken blive solgt flere biler eller udledt mere CO2 fra vejene, vurderer Skatteministeriet. Det undrer trafikprofessor.
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NASA satellite temperatures reveal a stronger Hurricane LeeNASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Lee with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting colder, indicating stronger storms.
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The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversityA recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, and the species in most trouble is the Finnish ruff, as the population has fallen to approximately 3% of what it was at the beginning of the study period.
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Preschool teachers need better training in sciencePreschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely contributing to America's poor global performance in this crucially important subject.
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Household chores: Women still do moreCanadian women of all ages still tend to do more household chores than their male partners, no matter how much they work or earn in a job outside the home. Findings from a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles demonstrate the persistent gendered nature of how housework is divided, says lead author Rebecca Horne of the University of Alberta in Canada.
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Teachers report weaker relationships with students of color, children of immigrantsThe relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color.
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How child abuse can alter the adult brain Child abuse and other traumatic childhood experiences may alter the brain, making the effects of trauma last into adulthood. The long-lasting effects may be due to an impaired structure and functioning of cells in the anterior cingulate cortex. This is a part of the brain which plays an important role in the regulation of emotions and mood. The researchers believe that these changes may contribut
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Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization of sports bettingA majority of Americans polled say they support the legalization of gambling on professional sports and although illegal in most states, one in five fans has placed a bet on pro sports.
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Improving weather forecasting with a new IASI channel selection methodWith the advent of satellite observation techniques and improvements in data assimilation schemes, the initial state in an NWP (numerical weather prediction) model has become more realistic, which is fast becoming the most vital part in the process. Furthermore, among the many available satellite observations, infrared hyperspectral measurements are known to have the greatest impact on weather for
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Caribbean spiders named for Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders David Bowie, and othersA new paper published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society has identified and named 15 new species of spider in the Caribbean. Given the vernacular names 'smiley faced' spiders due to the distinctive markings on their backs, the new species have been given names including S. davidattenboroughi, S. barackobamai, and S.leonardodicaprioi.
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New approaches in targeted cancer therapyIn a large-scale testing procedure, scientists from Cologne University Hospital have explored the effects of more than 1,500 substances on different kinds of cancer cells. The results from this study are a fundamental prerequisite for the development of new therapies for NMC, an aggressive cancer which is often lethal.
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NASA satellite temperatures reveal a stronger Hurricane LeeNASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Lee with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting colder, indicating stronger storms.
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Doctors gain a greater understanding of skin cancer using tattoosCancer is on the rise and the need to be empathetic when giving a patient their diagnosis and throughout treatment is imperative. Now, a collaborative study, with a Huddersfield professor, has enabled future doctors to experience some of the challenges patients living with skin cancer can face to develop a greater empathy for their patients.
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No evidence of hidden hearing loss from common recreational noiseThe first study to look for a causal relationship between recreational noise exposure and auditory function in humans finds that while hearing is temporarily affected in young adults after attending a loud recreational event, there is no evidence of auditory nerve injury or permanent hearing difficulties.
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Why the Rochester Science Department Sexual Harassment Case Matters Photo: Steve Wiliams/Flickr Earlier this month, a Mother Jones investigation revealed that faculty and former students at the University of Rochester filed a 111-page complaint with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the University and brain and cognitive sciences professor T. Florian Jaeger, among others. The complaint listed several accusations of Jaeger’s sexual
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Satellite shows Pilar reduced to remnantsTropical Depression Pilar weakened to a remnant low pressure area as it continued to crawl north along the west coast of Mexico. Satellite data revealed no circulation center.
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Silicon Valley Tech Giant Will Give out Cash in Basic Income Trial A major Silicon Valley company is funding a trial of Universal Basic Income in the U.S. Read More
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Freitag efter repræsentantskabsmøde: Den største bekymring er aftalens omfang Ifølge PLO-formand Christian Freitag var nogle af repræsentantskabets største bekymringer over overenskomstaftalen, at den rummer så mange forskellige elementer.
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Ellen Trane Nørby skal i samråd pege på løsninger på landets mangel på neurologer Sundhedsministeren skal forklare, hvordan hun vil løse problemet med en underbemanding på 100 speciallæger i neurologi. Det sker i dag tirsdag i et åbent samråd.
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Deadspin This Is All Bullshit | The Slot Howard Stern Audio Reveals—Again—That Trump Never Wanted to Deadspin This Is All Bullshit | The Slot Howard Stern Audio Reveals—Again—That Trump Never Wanted to Be President | The Root How to Protest Without Offending White People | Splinter Trump Grotesquely Blames Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis on ‘Broken Infrastructure’ and ‘Massive Debt’ |
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Worry for iconic French trains under German mergerThe maker of France's iconic TGV trains is set to announce a merger with German industrial leader Siemens as early as Tuesday in a giant and politically tricky deal that would create a new European rail champion.
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How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Was Chad Included in the New Travel Ban? Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET Is Chad “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States” or is it a nation that “does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information”? Both, according to the White House proclamation that listed the central African country among seven nations whose citizens are barred indefinitely from the United States. Not many Chadians will
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A cheap pollution sensor will keep you off the dirtiest roadsThis wearable device reveals exposure to the three worst pollutants, linking it with online maps to help you avoid poor air, a bit like a Fitbit for pollution
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Teachers report weaker relationships with students of color, children of immigrantsThe relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color.
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Preschool teachers need better training in sciencePreschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science — a problem that is likely contributing to America's poor global performance in this crucially important subject.
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The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversityA recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, and the species in most trouble is the Finnish ruff, as the population has fallen to approximately 3 percent of what it was at the beginning of the study period.
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Satellite shows Pilar reduced to remnantsTropical Depression Pilar weakened to a remnant low pressure area as it continued to crawl north along the west coast of Mexico. Satellite data revealed no circulation center.
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School, health and behavior suffer when children have TV, video games in bedroomA new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom. Researchers found children spent less time reading, sleeping or participating in other activities when they could go in their room and watch TV or play video games. As a result, they did not do as well in school and were at greater risk for
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Household chores: Women still do moreCanadian women of all ages still tend to do more household chores than their male partners, no matter how much they work or earn in a job outside the home. Findings from a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles demonstrate the persistent gendered nature of how housework is divided, says lead author Rebecca Horne of the University of Alberta in Canada.
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Nerves control the body's bacterial communityUsing the freshwater polyp Hydra as a model organism, Kiel University researchers and their international colleagues investigated how the simple nervous system of these animals interacts with the microbiome. They were able to demonstrate, for the first time, that small molecules secreted by nerve cells help to regulate the composition and colonisation of specific types of beneficial bacteria along
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Russian scientist finds a new way to predict cancer developmentAleksey V. Belikov, a scientist from the MIPT Laboratory of Innovative Medicine and Agrobiotechnology, used the publicly available data on 20 million cancer cases and examined 16 probability distributions, finding that the incidence of 20 most prevalent cancer types in relation to patients' age closely follows the Erlang probability distribution, which is widely used in telecommunications for inco
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Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapesResearchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was provided when the researchers fabricated a pyramid with a height of 60 nm, which is about 200 times larger than the thickness of a graphene sheet.
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Older drivers adapt their thinking to improve road hazard detectionA recent study finds older drivers adapt their responses in heavy traffic to better identify road hazards.
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Predatory bacteria found in study of cystic fibrosis patients' lung microbiomeCystic fibrosis patients have a wide variety of bacteria in their lungs, including two 'predators' not detected before, according to a new study of lung microorganisms published this week in mBio®, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Researchers identify novel way to target EbolaResearchers have identified a potential new way to attack Ebola. Scientists have discovered that a protein called Tim-1 (T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 1) plays a key role in the development of the cytokine storm seen in the last stages of Ebola infection. The research was published this week in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Multiple challenges remain to Fukushima nuclear cleanupJapan's government approved a revised road map Tuesday to clean up the radioactive mess left at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after it was damaged beyond repair by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Decommissioning the damaged reactors is an uncertain process that is expected to take 30 to 40 years.
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Treating citrus greening with copper: Effects on trees, soilsCitrus greening is a major challenge for Florida growers. The disease destroys the production, appearance, and economic value of citrus trees and their fruit. Trees decline and die within three years. Researchers at the University of Florida and other institutions are searching for cures and treatments to reduce citrus greening effects.
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BBC launches new Korean language serviceThe BBC launched a new Korean language radio and online service on Tuesday that will be available to listeners in North Korea if the signal is not blocked.
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Dutch court to hear new case on I.Coast chemical spillLawyers for 100,000 victims of a 2006 toxic spill in the Ivory Coast will seek Wednesday to persuade a Dutch court to take up their class-action suit for compensation.
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Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storageIn its latest attempt to wrest control of the Internet, Russia's communications agency on Tuesday threatened to block access to Facebook if the company refuses to store its data locally.
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The Agency That Launches America's Nuclear Missiles Just Messed Up a Tweet H-bomb test; radioactive clouds at the Bikini Atoll on May 21, 1956. (AP Photo) As North Korea and the US keep escalating their war of words, the world sits on the brink of nuclear destruction. So you’d hope that the people in charge of America’s nukes are keeping a cool head under pressure. But the latest tweet from US Strategic Command doesn’t give much confidence in that. US Stratcom, which ma
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Thousands of Puerto Ricans evacuated as dam threatens to breachHurricane Maria has damaged the Guajataca dam in Puerto Rico so much that it has developed a large fissure and could cause lethal flash floods if it breaches
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How a Boy Who Was Obsessed with Dinosaurs Discovered DreadnoughtusYou can read about Kenneth Lacovara's adventures, as well as a compelling history of dinosaur research, in his new book, "Why Dinosaurs Matter."
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Surprise Find: Dolphin Bones Unearthed in Medieval Island 'Grave'Archaeologists excavating a medieval site on a tiny islet in the English Channel were baffled by the discovery of a dolphin skeleton in what appears to be a carefully prepared grave.
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Opposition i oprør: Ny aftale giver færre vindmøller og solceller i DanmarkRegeringen har lagt sig fast på en aftale med Dansk Folkeparti om en ny støtteordning til landmøller og solceller, som både rød blok og vindmølleindustrien kritiserer for at give for lidt vedvarende energi for pengene.
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Equifax CEO steps down in the wake of damaging data breachEquifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information for about 143 million Americans.
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Japan's Fukushima cleanup plan delays removal of fuel rodsJapan's government on Tuesday approved a revision of its 30-to-40-year plan to decommission the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by three more years the removal of radioactive fuel rods stored at two of the three reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster.
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New study analyzes causes of 2010 landslide in Saint-Jude, QuebecIn May 2010, a landslide devastated the municipality of Saint-Jude, Quebec, and was responsible for four fatalities when a house was destroyed by sediment movement. Building on investigations that took place immediately after the landslide, a new study published today in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal discusses triggers of the Saint-Jude landslide that occurred in nearly 10,000-year-old sensiti
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New study the first to map escape routes for wildland firefighters from the airEvery year, tens of thousands of wildland firefighters risk their lives to save timber, forests and property from destruction. Before battling the flames, they identify areas to where they can retreat, and designate the best escape routes to get from the fire line to these safety zones. Currently, firefighters make these decisions on the ground, using expert knowledge of fire behavior and assessin
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The connection between nitrogen utilization and groundwater quality is clearNitrogen surplus from agriculture has a clear effect on the nitrogen status of the groundwater, according to 70 years of Danish measurement data.
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Preparing to fly Sentinel-5PThe teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency.
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'Leave UK immediately': scientist is latest victim of Home Office blunder Dr Mohsen Danaie, who works at the UK’s synchrotron, has valid visa but was sent letter warning of forcible removal The Home Office is still sending out letters telling lawfully resident immigrants in Britain they must leave the country, a month after the home secretary had to apologise for “an unfortunate error” in mistakenly informing 100 EU nationals that they faced possible deportation. The H
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Giant iceberg’s split exposes hidden ecosystem Biologists rush to study creatures living beneath Larsen C ice shelf before they disappear. Nature 549 443 doi: 10.1038/549443a
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The 10 Best Comedies You Can Stream Right Now, From 'Spinal Tap' to 'Superbad'Fire up the Roku.
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I Can't Stop Playing With Gravity BallsSometimes the best way to understand physical properties is by modeling something totally beyond the realm of real life—like gravity balls.
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Puerto Rico Remains Mostly in the Dark and Badly in Need of Aid Image: NOAA via @NOAASattelitePA Sometimes, space offers a striking vantage for visualizing the scale of a crisis. Satellite photos of Puerto Rico at night before and after Hurricane Maria roared through show an island stripped of its electricity—and they remind us just how long it’s going to take the battered US territory to recover. Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico last Wednesday as a powerfu
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Discovery: Bernie Sanders spiderA scientist at the University of Vermont and four of his undergraduate students have discovered 15 new species of "smiley-faced" spiders—and named them after, among others, David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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Two-thirds of Americans don’t bother seeking out science news Enlarge (credit: Victor Carreon ) For a host of issues, like vaccine safety, climate change, and GMO foods, public opinion is a poor match for our scientific standing. That dissonance has led a lot of people to ask how we could do better at getting scientific information out to the public. But the Pew Research Center decided to ask a related question that's just as important: where's the public g
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Bekendtgørelse om import og fremstilling af cannabis sendt til høringSundheds- og Ældreministeriet har sendt en bekendtgørelse om import og fremstilling af cannabis til høring.
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Tracking Space Trash Tracking Space Trash There’s a bunch of space trash floating around Earth, it’s moving superfast, and now we have lasers to help keep an eye on it. Tracking Space Trash Video of Tracking Space Trash Space Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 09:30 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) — When you look up at the sky on a clear night, you might be able to see stars, and a planet if you’re lu
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A new role for insulin as a vital factor in maintaining stem cellsNew research conducted at the stem cell centre, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen shows that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency in mammals. When large amounts of Insulin are around, stem cells retain their ability to make all the cell types in the body. However, too little insulin leads to embryonic stem cells being transformed into a new type of stem cell, one that
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Predatory bacteria found in study of cystic fibrosis patients' lung microbiomeCystic fibrosis patients have a wide variety of bacteria in their lungs, including two 'predators' not detected before, according to a new study of lung microorganisms published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Readers on Trump, Kaepernick, and the NFL Over the weekend I wrote about Donald Trump’s attacks on protesting NFL players, at a raucous rally in Alabama, and his tweeted threats that if North Korean officials didn’t change their tune, “they won’t be around much longer!” A sample of the response—pro, con, amplifying, and correcting: ‘To Make America Great, Remind Us of What Makes America Exceptional …’ A veteran of America’s current lon
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As N. Korea threatens nuclear missile test, are US ballistic defenses ready? Sitrep #2: Facing down North Korea's ballistic missile threat. (video link) After suffering yet another round of sanctions, as well as a provocative UN speech and further sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korea's leaders have hinted that more ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests are to come—including a possible atmospheric nuclear test launched on a ballistic missile. Given the
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Bacterial outer membrane vesicles: An emerging tool in vaccine developmentOuter membrane vesicles, biological nanoparticles shed during normal growth by bacteria, have seen significant recent advances in engineering and are thus finding new utility as therapeutic and drug delivery agents. One specific research focus explored recently in the literature is the use of bacterial vesicles as adjuvants in vaccine formulations.
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Novel route to polyamide 6: Catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane with ferrocene in ionic liquid mediumPolyamide (PA) 6 is widely used in several industries and therefore economically very important. In its current industrial production process, first KA oil (a mixture of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone) is obtained from cyclohexane ineffective oxidation (ca. 4% cyclohexane conversion to assure a reasonable selectivity, ca. 85%), and then converted, at high pressure and 150 ºC and in the presence of
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Understanding football violence could help the fight against terrorFootball has long been tarnished by outbreaks of fan violence. Although media headlines often link the behavior to 'hooliganism,' the activity could stem from potentially more positive motivations, such as passionate commitment to the group and the desire to belong. Understanding the root cause of the behavior may therefore help in tackling the violence and channeling it into something more positi
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Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprintsResearchers at the universities of Vienna and Göttingen have succeeded in developing a method for predicting molecular infrared spectra based on artificial intelligence. These chemical 'fingerprints' could only be simulated by common prediction techniques for small molecules in high quality. The team was able to carry out simulations that were previously not possible. The potential of this new str
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Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies in Vietnam, study suggestsExposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study in Science of the Total Environment.
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Interventions for reducing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugsThe first global review to quantify the impact of needle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST) in reducing the risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus is published in Cochrane Library Drug and Alcohol Review Group and the journal Addiction. The study, has implications for millions of people who are 'at risk' from infection.
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Hip osteoarthritis: Severe occupational strain increases the riskPeople who in the course of their work put long-term physical strain on their bodies have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip. This is especially the case for lifting and carrying heavy loads over long periods of time. This is the result of a systematic review reported by Annekatrin Bergmann and coauthors in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.
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General practitioners' home visit habits determine where patients dieThe more a general practitioner prioritizes home visits to patients in general, the greater the likelihood that the doctor's most ill patients will die at home. This is shown by a new study of the role played by the general practitioner for terminally ill cancer patients, which the Danish researcher Anna K. Winthereik hopes will start a debate.
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Researchers develop wearable solar thermoelectric generatorA recent study, led by Professor Kyoung Jin Choi in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has introduced a new advanced energy harvesting system, capable of generating electricity by simply being attached to clothes, windows, and outer walls of a building.
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Photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy using BR nanoparticlesSangyong Jon, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, and his team developed combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer by using Bilirubin (BR) nanoparticles.
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Drought—a cause of riotsThe scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. The University of Geneva (UNIGE), operating in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Lucerne (Switzerland), has formally verified this hypothesis by studying almost 1,800 riots that occurred over a 20-year period in sub-Saharan Africa. The
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Apple TV 4K Is a Damn Good Set-Top Box All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo In the years since its release, Apple TV has often lagged behind competitors, seemingly forgotten by Apple in favor of phones, computers, and even watches. And the Apple TV’s status as the “other” on Apple’s list of sales feels evident when you notice how late to the 4K party it is. Roku launched a 4K box last year and Nvidia launched an Android-based one two years
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Alexa can control playback in Amazon Music’s iOS and Android apps Enlarge Amazon announced Tuesday that its virtual assistant Alexa has a new home in the Amazon Music app. Now, users of the Android and iOS Amazon Music apps in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria can ask Alexa to play songs using voice commands. There's no word yet on when the feature will roll out to users in other locations. Previously, you could only search for songs by using the search field in
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Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radarA long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.
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Bringing signals into phaseHow we use and generate electricity has changed dramatically over the past century yet the basic components that control its flow remain remarkably similar. Researchers at KAUST have now developed a novel type of component that could improve the performance of electrical circuits.
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Biochemists discover mechanism that helps flu viruses evolveInfluenza viruses mutate rapidly, which is why flu vaccines have to be redesigned every year. A new study from MIT sheds light on just how these viruses evolve so quickly, and offers a potential way to slow them down.
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Understanding football violence could help the fight against terrorFootball has long been tarnished by outbreaks of fan violence. Although media headlines often link the behaviour to "hooliganism," the activity could stem from potentially more positive motivations, such as passionate commitment to the group and the desire to belong.
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The drug-maker's guide to the galaxy How machine learning and big data are helping chemists search the vast chemical universe for better medicines. Nature 549 445 doi: 10.1038/549445a
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Første aarhusianske nanosatellit ser dagens lysStuderende samler både en ’CubeSat’ og en kontrolstation som led i universitets nye rumprogram. Den første satellit bliver færdig i morgen.
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World's first dynamic grid control centerThe transition to a new energy mix is making the power grid more dynamic. Siemens is coordinating a major research project designed to determine the extent to which existing control center technology can accommodate additional functions, and at which point entirely new structures and architectures will be needed.
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Robots, Now Wielding Nunchucks
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After huge Equifax breach, CEO “retires” Enlarge / Equifax CEO Richard F. Smith speaks with Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, March 15, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the wake of a stunning security breach that has sent shock waves throughout the financial world, Equifax’s CEO, Richard Smith, has stepped down from his post. According to a Tuesday press release , Smith’s “retire
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The connection between nitrogen utilization and groundwater quality is clearA new study based on 70 years of monitoring data highlights the importance of a consistent national groundwater monitoring program and the need for development of future effective nitrogen mitigation measures in intensive agriculture worldwide in order to protect groundwater resources.
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Higher risk of heart failure in cold weather, study suggestsAn increase in hospitalization and death in elderly patients with heart failure could be associated with changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, according to a new study in Environment International. The authors of the study say elderly with heart failure should avoid fog and low cloud in the winter as a preventive measure.
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A majority of medical professionals improperly share log-in credentials to EMRsNearly three-quarters (73 percent) of the 299 participants claimed to have used another medical staff member's password to access an EMR at work. More than 57 percent of participants (171 out of 299) estimated they have used someone else's password an average of 4.75 times.
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How has society adapted to hurricanes? A look at New Orleans over 300 yearsIn the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly three centuries, from its foundation in 1718 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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Even open-label placebos work — if they are explainedFor some medical complaints, open-label placebos work just as well as deceptive ones. As psychologists from the University of Basel and Harvard Medical School report in the journal Pain, the accompanying rationale plays an important role when administering a placebo.
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KAIST-NTU researchers overturn the theory of Parkinson's diseaseA KAIST research team has identified a new mechanism that causes the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease, namely tremors, rigidity, and loss of voluntary movement.The discovery, made in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, presents a new perspective to three decades of conventional wisdom in Parkinson's disease research. It also opens up new avenues that can help
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Lactation hormone also helps a mother's brainThe same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in a particular part of the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have revealed for the first time.
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Photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy using BR nanoparticlesSangyong Jon, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, and his team developed combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer by using Bilirubin (BR) nanoparticles.The team expects this research, which shows high biocompatibility as well as outstanding photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy, to be an appropriate system in the field of treatment for
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Can texts replace your therapist? There are benefits and drawbacks of using smartphone and internet technology to administer mental health care, report researchers. Interacting with a machine may seem like a strange and impersonal way to seek mental health care, but advances in technology and artificial intelligence are making that type of engagement more and more a reality. “Talking to a machine may feel like a safer way to shar
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Hjerteoperationer aflyses for ofte på Riget2017 tyder på at slå ny rekord i antallet af aflyste hjerteoperationer på Rigshospitalet. 221 hjertepatienter har fået aflyst og udsat deres operation i år, viser ny opgørelse.
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Equifax CEO ‘Retires’ at 57 After Catastrophic Data Breach Screws 143 Million Screenshot: YouTube/ Equifax Richard Smith has retired as CEO and chairman of Equifax in the wake of his company’s gross mishandling of one of the worst data breaches in history, which compromised the data of an estimated 143 million Americans . One of the first plans he has during his retirement is an appearance at Senate Banking Committee hearing on October 4. That hearing relates to one of man
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Pop-up robots enable extreme terrain scienceA NASA-led team is designing an extremely compact origami rover for new extreme terrain applications in both the planetary and Earth science domains. PUFFERs (Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robots) utilize a folding printed circuit board (PCB) as the rover chassis, which enables the platform to fold into a minuscule, palm-sized volume. With this feature, many PUFFERs can be integrated into future sp
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How TV weather presenters can improve public understanding of climate changeA recent Monash University study of TV weather presenters has found a strong interest from free-to-air presenters in including climate change information in their bulletins.
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How has society adapted to hurricanes? A look at New Orleans over 300 yearsIn the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly three centuries, from its foundation in 1718 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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One ‘dominator’ can damage a group project The social dynamics of groups of students working on a project—such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend—affect academic performance, a new study suggests. Put simply, the more comfortable students are, the better they do, which yields benefits beyond the classroom. “If we can get our groups to be more comfortable, students should learn better an
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Scientists recalibrate the traditional Chinese Solar Terms with big meteorological dataThe 24 Solar Terms (24-STs) is one of the most popular elements in Chinese culture invented by their ancestors some 3,000 years ago. Researchers have recalibrated the two medically related critical timings of Great Heat and Great Cold in the classic 24-STs by using big modern meteorological data. As a result, a novel calendric system, called the 24 Medical Terms, has been developed as an upgraded
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Drought — a cause of riotsUNIGE, in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg and Lucerne, has verified the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting. The researchers observed a systematic link between the sudden depletion of water resources and the outbreak of unrest. They also succeeded in quantifying the impact of geographic and social factors on the same link. The findings underline the
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A little tension yields enormous solar crystalsNew evidence of surface-initiated crystallization may improve the efficiency of printable photovoltaic materials.
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Pigeons better at multitasking than humansPigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans — and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioral experiments to test birds and humans. The authors hypothesize that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal density.
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A new role for insulin as a vital factor in maintaining stem cellsWhen large amounts of insulin are around, stem cells retain their ability to make all the cell types in the body. However, too little insulin leads to embryonic stem cells being transformed into a new type of stem cell, one that can make tissues that support fetal development and helps make the different internal organs.
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Discovery: Bernie Sanders spiderStudents and a scientist at the University of Vermont have discovered 15 new species of 'smiley-faced' spiders — and named them after, among others, David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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UNIST researchers develop wearable solar thermoelectric generatorSouth Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has introduced a new advanced energy harvesting system, capable of generating electricity by simply being attached to clothes, windows, and outer walls of a building.
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Escaping wildfiresThe U-led study is the first attempt to map escape routes for wildland fire fighters from an aerial perspective. The researchers used LiDAR technology to analyze the terrain slope, ground surface roughness and vegetation density of a fire-prone region in central Utah, and assessed how each landscape condition impeded a person's ability to travel.
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The motor protein dancing in all our cellsMotor proteins drive many of the essential processes in our cells. They move with a dancing motion, as Professor Erik Schäffer and his team have shown in a new study. In order to observe the tiny proteins, which are measured in nanometers, Schäffer uses optical tweezers he developed himself. The results of the study have been published in the latest edition of PNAS.
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Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapesResearchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was provided when the researchers fabricated a pyramid with a height of 60 nm, which is about 200 times larger than the thickness of a graphene sheet. The pyramid was so small that it would easily fit on a s
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Astronomers study the extended stellar structure around the globular cluster NGC 288(Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Andrés E. Piatti of the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba in Argentina has recently observed an extra-tidal clumpy structure around the globular cluster NGC 288. The results of these observations, available in a paper published Sept. 21 on arXiv.org, could redefine our understanding of external regions of globular clusters in our Milky Way galaxy.
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Declaring a water crisis over isn't the end of the ordealWater crisis is over and lead levels back to normal in Flint, read the headlines. The Michigan city has been besieged with water quality challenges for the past three years. Incidents of Legionella infections leading to 12 deaths in 2014 and 2015 further complicated matters.
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Københavns Universitet ruster lægestuderende til fremtidens sundhedsvæsenMedicinuddannelsen på Københavns Universitet tilpasser nu flere grene af lægeuddannelsen…
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U.S. stands to save billions through renewable energy usageRolling out and extending existing US renewable energy standards nationwide could save hundreds of billions of dollars in health and environmental costs by 2050, a new study has found.
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Nerves control the body's bacterial communityA central aspect of life sciences is to explore the symbiotic cohabitation of animals, plants and humans with their specific bacterial communities. Scientists refer to the full set of microorganisms living on and inside a host organism as the microbiome. Over the past years, evidence has accumulated that the composition and balance of this microbiome contributes to the organism's health. For insta
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Can This Tesla Alum Build the World’s Greenest Battery?A planned electric vehicle battery factory in Sweden wants to incorporate green energy and mineral sourcing practices to make a super-green car.
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Københavns Universitet udnævner ny professor i endokrinologi Overlæge Jørgen Rungby bliver ny professor ved Københavns Universitet. Han vil fokusere på sammenhængen mellem sukkersyge og komplikationen i hjernen.
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What Germany’s Election Results Mean for ScienceNew coalition could face battles over gene editing and climate regulations — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Teen Titans Movie Is On the Way—But Not the One You Were Expecting Mark Hamill discusses the opulence of The Last Jedi ’s casino planet. Underworld is heading to TV. Star Trek: Discovery ’s Alex Kurtzman plots a course for the show’s future. Plus tons of new pictures from Blade Runner: 2049, new footage from The Gifted , Rick & Morty , and the return of Supergirl . Spoilers now! Teen Titans Go! Warner Bros has officially announced that the zany cartoon serie
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Researchers develop a way to better predict corrosion from crude oilUsing X-ray techniques, scientists are developing an analysis tool that can more accurately predict how sulfur compounds in a batch of crude oil might corrode equipment– an important safety issue for the oil industry.
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Solar power alone won't solve energy or climate needsRecent reports that solar capacity will soon exceed nuclear capacity reveal an important fact. It also hides a crucial distinction needed to understand the context of energy production, and use and consequences of choices among supply options for the future.
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New study may help identify areas with and without accessible water ice on MarsNew findings reveal deposits on Mars that could be interpreted to be ice-rich may contain little or no ice at all, based on an analysis of radar sounder data for Meridiani Planum—an area on the planet's equator being explored by the Opportunity rover.
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Intel’s New Brain-Like Chip Can Adapt to New Jobs
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Brain cells made from blood cells clarify Tourette’s Scientists for the first time have used a genetic engineering technique to create brain cells from the blood cells of individuals in a three-generation family with Tourette syndrome. The findings could help determine what causes the disease. “This is so important to the future research of Tourette’s and other neuropsychiatric disorders because before this technique was discovered we were unable t
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Image of the Day: Neurons at RiskScientists identified a schizophrenia-risk gene, ZNF804A, that influences the birth and movement of new neurons within the developing brain.
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Letbaneselskab om afslag: »I lyset af konsekvenserne er det ikke proportionalt med manglernes størrelse«Selskabet Aarhus Letbane lægger ikke skjul på sin utilfredshed med Trafikstyrelsens afslag på sikkerhedsgodkendelsen af letbanen.
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Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprintsResearchers at the Universities of Vienna and Göttingen have succeeded in developing a method for predicting molecular infrared spectra based on artificial intelligence. These chemical "fingerprints" could only be simulated by common prediction techniques for small molecules in high quality. With the help of the new technology, which is based on neuronal networks similar to the human brain and is
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Green has always been the colour of envy—and in nanotechnology, it's no differentGreen has always been the colour of envy—and in nanotechnology, it's no different.
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How to address environmental and social challenges in water managementA study carried out by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) suggests alternatives of adaptation to climate change of rice production in the wetlands of Doñana (Spain).
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Secret weapon for space travelers—a steady diet of TV?No one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. Nobody in the history of our species has ever had to deal with the "Earth-out-of-view" phenomenon, for instance. How will it feel to live in close quarters with a small group, with no escape hatch? How will space travelers deal with the prospect of not seeing family or friends for years, or even ever again?
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Study suggests proactive policing may do more harm than good(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers, one with Louisiana State University, the other the University of Michigan has conducted a study on the benefits of proactive policing and have found an example where removing it appeared to lower crime rates. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, Christopher Sullivan and Zachary O'Keeffe outline their crime data analysis for a time period
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As communities rebuild after hurricanes, study shows wetlands can significantly reduce property damageA 12-year "hurricane drought" during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria across the United States and the Caribbean provide tragic reminders of the catastrophic risks we face on our coasts.
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Ny strategi i regionerne skal standardisere logistik Danske Regioner vil med otte målsætninger i en ny strategi standardisere og effektivisere forsyningslogistikken i regionerne. Det har store økonomiske potentialer.
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Swarms of Satellites That Surf the Solar Wind Could Be the Future of Asteroid Mining Artist’s rendition of a e-sail’s two main components with a 20km long positively charged tether. (Credit: FMI) Asteroid mining—which may be necessary to get the human species off its only rock —has inched closer to reality over the last few years. Last week, asteroid mining groups joined with scientists at the European Planetary Science Congress 2017 (EPSC2017) hosted in Riga, Latvia, to present
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A little tension yields enormous solar crystalsIn the race to replace silicon in low-cost solar cells, semiconductors known as metal halide perovskites are favored because they can be solution-processed into thin films with excellent photovoltaic efficiency. A collaboration between KAUST and Oxford University researchers has now uncovered a strategy that grows perovskites into centimeter-scale, highly pure crystals thanks to the effect of surf
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Fingertips found to respond differently to different surfaces(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the University of Birmingham, Sorbonne Universités and Unilever Research & Development Port Sunlight, has found that human fingertips behave differently when touching something depending on the type of surface they touch. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they conducted with volunteers
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Bone marrow concentrate speeds joint transplant recovery Treating donor bone grafts with bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) before knee transplant surgery can improve bone integration and speed recovery, research suggests. “…pretreatment with BMC reduces the risk of bone graft failure and improves the patients’ chances for long term success.” Biologic joint restoration using donor tissue instead of traditional metal and plastic may be an option for
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Pigeons better at multitasking than humans: studyPigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans – and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioural experiments to test birds and humans. The authors hypothesize that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal density.
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Physicists achieve rapid magnetic switching with lasersMaking a magnet from a piece of iron and a coil or wire, or another magnet, is a simple experiment. An external electric or magnetic field can align groups of atoms in the iron over time so that they take on their own permanent magnetic field. A similar accelerated process stores information on computer hard disks. A special case of magnetism, known as ferrimagnetism, could enable even faster swit
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Super-Earths draw asteroids to other worlds, which may seed lifeAsteroid collisions can be destructive – just ask the dinosaurs – but they also bring key ingredients for life. Super-Earths can draw them to nearby worlds
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Influence of C-section, formula feeding and antibiotics on infant gut microbiomeResearchers characterize the combined influence of cesarean delivery, antibiotic treatment, and formula feeding on the development of gut microbiota in infants.
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The Breitbart Universe Unites for Roy Moore FAIRHOPE, Ala.—There were the Avengers. There were the X-Men. There was the Suicide Squad. And then there was Steve Bannon, Nigel Farage, Phil Robertson, Chris McDaniel, Paul Nehlen, and Roy Moore. Monday night in the Mobile Bay town of Fairhope, the stars of the Breitbart universe assembled for Moore’s closing rally ahead of Tuesday’s Senate special primary to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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We're building a 1,300km-long underground science experiment to study the world's most elusive particlesIn an abandoned gold mine close to Deadwood, South Dakota, construction has started on what is arguably the world's largest science experiment. I'm part of an international team of around 1,000 scientists assembled to design and run this project – the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) – in order to study the most abundant yet elusive matter particle in the universe.
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Battle of the funniest wordsDo you think porridge or oatmeal is funnier?
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A Brain System That Builds Confidence in What We See, Hear and Touch submitted by /u/OestlundMartin [link] [comments]
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Collecting satellite data Australia wants—a new direction for Earth observationAustralia – for the first time – will soon have the power to task an Earth imaging satellite in orbit. We'll be able to collect imagery where we need it, and downlink the data directly into Australian ground stations.
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Iron ‘pulses’ in the Pacific may have slowed climate change Researchers have found at least eight occurrences of iron penetrating the Pacific Ocean, with each occurrence likely associated with global climate change over thousands of years. …some researchers think that by seeding the ocean with iron, we can capture large amounts of carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere. To reach their findings, the team examined ocean sediment cores and found that over th
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Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray Dalio Explains His _Principles_ of SuccessHow Ray Dalio used data to transcend his ego and get rich doing it.
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Get the Most Out of iOS 11 With These Cool Camera TricksTake your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.
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Mind-reading technology should not be used to solve crimeThere is growing interest in the potential for a technology known as brain fingerprinting to be used in the fight against crime and terrorism, but it's far from reliable.
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Why People Faint at the Theater Consciousness is the foundation of the human experience. Lose it even temporarily, however, and it becomes clear how delicate the whole structure is. This has become clear to certain audience members at the current Broadway production of 1984 , which is running until October 8. There have been reports of viewers fainting, vomiting, fighting, and experiencing seizures due to the play’s vivid tortu
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Ny tjeneste afslører, hvordan vi ændrer planetens skoveMed Forest Watcher bliver overfladedata om Jorden tilgængelige for alle via en app. Det skal afsløre afskovning
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Self-driving cars could dramatically reduce the road tollRemoving humans from the "driving equation" would save lives and dramatically reduce the costs associated with car accidents, Swinburne's self-driving car expert Dr Hussein Dia says.
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New citrus planting method stops bugs, yields additional benefitsA planting design that outwitted a weevil in Texas citrus groves has yielded numerous other benefits for growers and brought better quality oranges and grapefruits to consumers, experts say.
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You Should Have an Oscillating Tool, and This One-Day Deal Is Truly Fantastic DEWALT Oscillating Tool Kit + Triangle Scraping Blade , $99 A good oscillating tool isn’t something you’ll pull out every day, but whenever you find that you need to cut or sand something, you’ll be really glad to have it. Today only, you can get a DEWALT oscillating tool kit with a bunch of accessories for $99, plus a bonus triangular scraping blade for free (normally $15). The tool kit alone is
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Something in the water—life after mercury poisoningFrom 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the clear waters of Minamata Bay, Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today. As the first global treaty on mercury finally comes into force, what have we really learned from this disaster? Joshua Sokol reports from Minamata.
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US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the kinds of information that it collects on immigrants to include social media information and search results. The new policy, which covers immigrants who have obtained a green card and even naturalized citizens, will take effect on October 18th. First spotted by Buzzfeed News , the announcement from t
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A solid pathway toward hydrogen storageAn inexpensive and useful layered superconductor compound also may be an efficient solid-state material for storing hydrogen. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium approach to accelerate material discovery and development is starting to pay off.
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The quest for the perfect T-shirtA start-up co-founded by an Imperial student is using data analysis to transform menswear design.
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Scientists discover one of nature's tiniest switchesIf the advent of computers launched the Information Age, the ability to engineer tiny machines from molecules could define the coming decades.
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Engineered insulin that can be activated by high blood sugar could improve diabetics' quality of lifePeople with Type 1 diabetes must check their blood glucose several times a day and inject themselves with insulin to keep their blood sugar levels within a healthy range. A better alternative, long sought by diabetes researchers, would be insulin that is engineered to linger in the bloodstream, becoming active only when needed, such as right after a meal.
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Maintaining high status can spur briberyUnderstanding what causes and predicates the bribery of government officials by high-level corporate executives has always been tricky. Self-reporting, even on anonymous surveys, is unreliable and data hard to come by.
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New study analyzes causes of 2010 landslide in Saint-Jude, QuebecNew study discusses triggers of the Saint-Jude landslide in Quebec that occurred in nearly 10,000-year-old sensitive clay sediment that 'liquefies' when disturbed.
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Kidney donors swap organs for transplant vouchers for loved onesThe world’s first voucher system for people who donate kidneys has boosted donations by giving US donors transplant coupons they can give to loved ones in need
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To Keep AI from 'Eating a Table,' Scientists Make It Read WikipediaTo help AI learn what actions are appropriate for an object, a team of computer scientists had it read all of Wikipedia.
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World's First Official Godzilla Store Opening In Tokyo Next Month [Image: Moviche ] On October 30, the world’s first official Godzilla retail shop will open in Japan. It’s called Godzilla Store Tokyo and will be located in Shinjuku. According to Moviche , the store will feature around 500 items for sale, some of them unique to the store. [Image: Moviche ] The store will be located on the first floor of the Shinjuku Toho Building. You know, the Tokyo building wi
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Verizon Reveals the Secrets of Yahoo SearchYahoo's new owner is converting a data-crunching tool to open source, allowing others to use or modify it.
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How to Backup Your iPhoneBefore you grab that new version of iOS, this might be a perfect time to save your memories.
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What We Know—and Don't Know—About Facebook, Trump, and RussiaA comprehensive guide to the speculation about how Russians used Facebook, and other tech platforms, to help elect a president.
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Beasts in Battle: 15 Amazing Animal Recruits in WarHumans have enlisted animals to help fight their wars since prehistoric times. Here we count down some of the unwitting animals that have been recruited to fight in both ancient and modern warfare.
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4,000-Year-Old Jar of Headless Toads Discovered in Jerusalem BurialThe jar might have been a funeral offering to feed the dead in the afterlife.
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Photos: A Bronze Age Burial with Headless ToadsArchaeologists found more than 60 ancient graves in a Bronze Age cemetery in Jerusalem. In one they found a jar full of the remains of decapitated toads.
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Large meteorite impacts drove plate-tectonic processes on the early EarthAn international study led by researchers at Macquarie University has uncovered the ways in which giant meteorite impacts may have helped to kick-start our planet's global tectonic processes and magnetic field. The study, being published in the premier journal Nature Geoscience, explores the effect of meteorite bombardment, in geodynamic simulations of the early Earth.
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A practical optimisation algorithm for big data applicationsNumerous science and engineering applications require finding the lowest or highest value of a mathematical model. This is usually obtained computationally by running an optimisation algorithm. When working with big data which is more complex, it becomes computationally much more time-consuming and expensive to arrive at an optimal or close-to-optimal solution. Increasingly, the computational effi
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'Bigger is different'—the unusual physics of mechanical metamaterials exposedMechanical metamaterials, which exhibit unusual properties such as shape morphing and programmability, have been found to display further surprising features. When the materials are a step in size larger, new rules seem to apply. This was discovered by researchers at AMOLF, Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. Their findings will be published in Nature Physics on 25 September.
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Engineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precisionControl is a constant challenge for materials scientists, who are always seeking the perfect material—and the perfect way of treating it—to induce exactly the right electronic or optical activity required for a given application.
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More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence ShowsMore firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Could Someone with Autism Be a Superstar Surgeon?That's the premise of the new ABC series The Good Doctor, and given the 130-year history of "savant syndrome," yes, its definitely plausible — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Everything you need to know about the Super NES Classic Edition Enlarge / It's amazing what a few decades of miniaturization (and yellowing) can do. Doing a full review of a piece of hardware like the Super NES Classic Edition is kind of an odd concept. The $80/£80 system itself is really just a vessel to transmit a handful of well-remembered classic games from Nintendo's glorious 16-bit console past. To do that job adequately, all the system has to do is pro
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3-D analysis offers new info on Martian climate change, age of polar capsThree-dimensional (3-D) subsurface radar volumes generated from thousands of 2-D radar profiles are revealing new information about the polar regions of Mars, including more accurate mapping of CO2 and water ices, the discovery of buried impact craters, and new elevation data. PSI Senior Scientist Nathaniel E. Putzig is the lead author of the new Icarus paper "Three-dimensional radar imaging of st
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Tagged snails to help researchers track snail population growthWork to restore the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail, found only in one location inside a Central New York state park, continued this month with the release of tagged adult snails raised in a laboratory at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).
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New Monte Carlo method is computationally more effective for quantifying uncertaintyUncertainty quantification (UQ) is a statistical technique to predict many complex phenomena such as weather conditions and tsunami risks. It involves the combination of real-life data (e.g. weather measurements) together with mathematical equations to model physical systems that are well-understood. These complex models are usually associated with either high-dimensional objects, large datasets o
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The material that obscures supermassive black holesCristina Ramos Almeida, researcher at the IAC, and Claudio Ricci, from the Institute of Astronomy of the Universidad Católica de Chile, have published a review in Nature Astronomy on the material that obscures active galactic nuclei obtained from infrared and X-ray observations.
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A Pyramid Map of the World’s Biomes How location, temperature and moisture create the world's biomes Read More
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The Last Woman to Win a Physics NobelIt’s been more than 50 years since there was a female winner. We look back at the life and legacy of Maria Goeppert Mayer, the winner in 1963 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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President Trump Tweeted About an Iran Missile Launch That Never Actually Happened (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) Over the weekend, Iranian state TV released a video showing a new missile launch in the country. President Trump then fired off an angry tweet, implying that the so-called Iran Deal wasn’t working. The only problem? The US intelligence community now says that there’s no evidence Iran conducted a new missile test. And that video? It’s from January. “Iran
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Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drillIn order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a nanosized speargun. Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have gained new insights into the construction, mode of action and recycling of this weapon. As they report in the journal Nature Microbiology, the speargun drills a hole into the neighboring cells in only a few thousandths of a second and injects a cocktail of
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Metabolism directly impacts the odds of developing malariaThe progression and development of an infectious disease is directly dependent not only on the characteristics of the infectious agent but also on the genetic characteristics of the host, which also dictate the efficiency of the infection. Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have found that a host's susceptibility to malaria depends on his or her metabolic state, which ca
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Clarifying perspectives to promote action on loss and damage from climate changeThe hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria highlight the potential for the climate system to cause loss and damage. A new study clarifies the definitions of "loss and damage" from different perspectives, which is a key issue now that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, is encouraging the creation and implementation of actions to address loss and damage from climate change
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Tvangsarbejde fik nordmænd til at stille nye krav til polske værfterBåde private og statslige norske selskaber skærpede kravene til polske værfter i forbindelse med sagen om nordkoreansk tvangsarbejde. Den har fået politikere og den norske ambassade til at blande sig.
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Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the s
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What You Call a Color Depends on How You Use ItCategories for colors are remarkably stable across languages and cultures. New research may finally explain why.
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The Inside Story of the Great Silicon HeistThe tech economy runs on highly purified polysilicon. It’s pricey and difficult to trace. Two Alabama factory workers found it surprisingly easy to steal.
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Dansk opdagelse kan være første skridt mod mere effektiv kolesterolmedicinNyt forskningsresultat fra Aarhus Universitet kan føre til ny kolesterolsænkende behandling, som både er mere effektiv og billigere.
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Geologists study the drying up of the Mediterranean Sea 5.96 million years agoWe already know that climate change influences such Earth processes as erosion and fluctuations in sea levels. But do surface processes in turn have an influence on volcanic activity? This was the question raised by geologists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE, Switzerland) and international collaborators. The researchers analysed volcanic data from the Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterr
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How Puerto Ricans on the Mainland Are Getting News From Relatives Perhaps the grimmest aspect of the ongoing emergency in Puerto Rico is that the knowledge of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria—including 10 deaths, the devastation of entire swathes of the island, and dire shortages of food, water, and fuel—come from the teaspoonfuls of information that have dribbled out of the island. Most places don’t have power, and won’t for weeks, if not months. Less than 300
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A Primetime Clash Over Health Care Ordinarily, you debate to stave off defeat. But for Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy on Monday night, the defeat came first . By the time the two GOP senators stepped on CNN’s stage Monday night for a prime-time debate over their health-care proposal, they knew they had already lost. A few hours earlier, Senator Susan Collins became the third Republican to formally reject the pair’s legis
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Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John SauvenFar-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances are he is keeping your lights on. The largely unknown story of his company is worth telling because i
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The fastest light-driven current sourceControlling electronic current is essential to modern electronics, as data and signals are transferred by streams of electrons controlled at high speed. Demands on transmission speeds are also increasing as technology develops. Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in switching on a current with a desired direction in graphene using a single laser pul
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Geophysical investigation aims revealing how vegetation responds to climate changeIn early August 2017, a team of scientists from the University of São Paulo (USP), the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil and France's Development Research Institute (IRD) began drilling boreholes and analyzing sediment removed from the Colônia Crater, a depression located in southern skirts of São Paulo City, with a diameter of 3.6 km, depths of up to 450 m and an area of 10.2 km2. Their
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A 'social control' system guarantees embryonic stem cell purityA sophisticated system of "social control" operating between neighboring cells allows embryos to protect the purity of their pluripotent cell population, which is able to generate all body tissues. This system works through the elimination of cells that begin to differentiate prematurely, in a process mediated through "cell competition" based on the expression levels of the gene Myc. This control
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Ramt af sikkerhedshuller: Fiber-udbyder overvejer whistleblower-tjeneste Eniig overvejer en whistleblower-tjeneste, der skal gøre det nemmere at rapportere sikkerhedsproblemer. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ramt-sikkerhedshuller-fiber-udbyder-overvejer-whistleblower-tjeneste-1081022 Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Version2-læser finder alvorlige sikkerhedshuller i fiberboks: Siden har udbyderen haft travlt
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Hvorfor henviser lægerne ikke til sundhedstilbud?Det undrer og ærgrer mig, at hver fjerde praksislæge aldrig henviser til kommunale sundhedstilbud.
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Study finds consumers persistently escalate purchases of organic productsOnce you've bought your first organic milk in the supermarket, you are highly likely to continue buying organic milk. With time, you are also likely to increase the number of organic food types on your shopping list. This is the result of new research from Aarhus BSS in which researchers monitored the daily shopping habits of almost 10,000 households over a period of 20 months, producing and analy
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Semi-transparent and flexible solar cells made from atomically thin sheetResearchers at Tohoku University have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2-D materials. The new technology improves power conversion efficiency of up to 0.7 percent, the highest value for solar cells made from transparent 2-D sheet materials.
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New mathematical model to explain the correlation between migration and living standardsScientists from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (France) and the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) have shown how the wealth of a country relates to its migration rates. A new mathematical model forms the basis for future research in this field. The study was published in Nonlinear Analysis. The results were presented at the VI
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Auxin drives leaf flatteningThe vast majority of higher plants use leaves to harvest solar energy. A common feature of leaves is their flat blades. Scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology in Beijing have discovered that the classical phytohormone auxin enables leaf blade expansion and leaf flattening.
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Letbaneoperatør trodsede advarsler mod nyt it-systemAarhus Letbane kritiserer i sin nye redegørelse letbaneoperatøren Keolis for at indføre et nyt it-system, der har skabt problemer med sikkerhedsgodkendelsen. Operatøren blev undervejs opfordret til at droppe it-systemet til fordel for et papirsystem.
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68-generation er klar til sexrevolution blandt ældreÆldres sexliv er ikke længere et tabu, og det giver nye friheder for seniorene, mener dansk sex-forsker.
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Team presents new synthesis method for click chemistryA recent study by researchers affiliated with UNIST has presented a new way to advance the click chemistry. This has applications in the synthetic chemistry of new drugs and the development of functional high molecules and bio-imaging.
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Rapport: 5.000 MW solceller på danske tage i 2050Flere solceller på tagene kræver nye og enklere regler og betingelser, påpeger ny rapport fra Aalborg Universitet. Solceller på tagene bør i fremtiden levere 10-15 pct. af den fluktuerende el, mener forskerne bag rapporten.
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Japan kills 177 whales in Pacific campaign: governmentJapan said Tuesday it killed 177 whales off its northeast coast in an annual hunt that sparks anger among animal rights activists and others.
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3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary awardThe "Alternative Nobel" was given to four people Tuesday for their "courageous work" in human rights, public health and good governance.
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Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why Unpredictable nature of Antarctic sea ice levels the focus at conference of meteorology experts in Australia this week Sea ice levels in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, but experts say there is not a clear link to climate change. More than 60 meteorologists and scientists from around the world are holding a week-long meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, to better understand sea ice changes
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Serum Institute's vaccine demonstrates significant efficacy against severe rotavirusResults from a Phase 3 efficacy study in India of the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.'s rotavirus vaccine BRV-PV (known as ROTASIIL®) were published in the journal Vaccine. The study showed the vaccine to be safe, well tolerated, and to provide significant efficacy against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis. In 2013, an estimated 47,100 rotavirus deaths occurred in India, 22 percent of all rotavi
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Boligprisernes op- og nedture forklaret med ny matematisk modelKvaliteten af en bolig har langt større betydning for boligens værdi, end man hidtil har antaget – ikke mindst under de store prisjusteringer ned og op, der fulgte efter finanskrisen, viser ny forskningsbaseret undersøgelse.
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Danmark skifter til ny HPV-vaccineStatens Serum Institut Gardasil 9 som ny hpv-vaccine i børnevaccinationsprogrammet.
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‘I don’t want to imagine a world without giant snakes in it’ Neglected by most conservation groups, the Burmese python has a champion in Shariar Caesar Rahman. Here’s a fact that illuminates many of the realities of global conservation: we know more about Burmese pythons in Florida – where they are a destructive invader – than about their lives in their natural range in Southeast Asia, where their numbers are plummeting and their very long-term survival ma
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Sex får ældre til at huske bedreDer kan være mange gode grunde til at holde fast i sexlivet, også når du bliver ældre. Blandt andet holder din hjerne sig bedre.
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TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine): New DevelopmentsEvidence for the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine is scanty, unconvincing, and often fraudulent. China is seeing a resurgence of TCM, even teaching it to children. But in Australia, restrictions are being placed on misleading advertising.
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Hjerneløse gopler giver søvn en ny dimensionGoplerne sover ligesom mennesker. Det viser, at vi ikke kun er nødt til at sove for vores hjernes skyld, fortæller dansk søvnforsker.
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China fines tech firms over online contentChina has fined several of the country's biggest technology firms for failing to remove illegal online content as the authorities intensify their policing of the internet.
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Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserveThe Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism.
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WhatsApp service disrupted in China as censorship tightensThe encrypted messaging service WhatsApp suffered intermittent disruptions in China on Tuesday as communist authorities tightened censorship ahead of a major ruling party meeting.
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Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to more than 57,000More than 57,000 people have fled the surrounds of Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption, officials said Tuesday.
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Insulin har afgørende rolle i stamcellers udviklingEt nyt studie fra stamcellecentret DanStem på Københavns Universitet har vist, at insulin…
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Erupting volcano forces 6,000 evacuations on Vanuatu islandAn erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
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SEC chairman faces questions from Congress after data breachThe chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to face an especially tough hearing in front of Congress on Tuesday, after the agency acknowledged that it also was a victim to a hack.
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Multinationals operating in tax havens avoid reporting specifics, study findsIn the era of a renewed spotlight on offshore tax havens, a new study suggests U.S. tax reporting rules still make it easy for corporations to quietly shift and shelter profits in low-tax jurisdictions, avoiding public scrutiny.
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How forest fires spoil wine: Formation of unwanted aromas in wine explainedIf wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it wasn't known why this is so and what happens at the molecular level. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now describing the reason why the smoke aromas are stored in the gr
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Botanic gardens 'best hope' for saving endangered plantsThe world's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered ones.
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Playlist of the Lambs: psychopaths may have distinct musical preferences Those with highest psychopath scores were among the greatest fans of Blackstreet hit No Diggity, with Eminem’s Lose Yourself also rated highly Contrary to the movie trope epitomised by Alex in A Clockwork Orange and Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs, psychopaths are no fonder of classical music than anyone else, though they do appear to have other musical preferences, psychologists say.
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Immunotherapy has changed cancer medicine. But it's no miracle cure | Ranjana Srivastava Immunotherapy provides good reason for optimism and even awe. Unfortunately, it does not work in the majority of patients She is grunting from the work of breathing. Perched at the edge of a chair, she hunches over her walking frame in order to find a comfortable position to speak the few sentences she can manage. Having watched her decline, I estimate she has weeks to live. Slowly and painstakin
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Version2-læser finder alvorlige sikkerhedshuller i fiberboks: Siden har udbyderen haft travlt Hos Eniig har man været i fuld gang med at lukke flere sikkerhedshuller, som har vist sig i dele af virksomhedens bredbåndssetup. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hittepaasom-v2-laeser-graver-md5-kodeord-ud-fiberboks-saa-fik-udbyder-travlt-med-at-lukke Version2
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World Rugby rejects 'alarmist' call for tackling and scrum ban in school sport Experts call for ban on ‘harmful contact’ to reduce injury risk World Rugby questions data and claims made in new study World Rugby has rejected “extreme and alarmist” claims made in a study that calls on scrums and tackling to be banned at school level, with a number of former international players also speaking out against the proposal. Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of
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Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies Plant and animal species that are the foundation of our food supplies are as endangered as wildlife but get almost no attention, a new report reveals Comment: Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too The sixth mass extinction of global wildlife already under way is seriously threatening the world’s food supplies, according to experts. “Huge proportions of the plant an
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Archaeologists home in on Homeric clues as Turkey declares year of Troy Work is accelerating at site on Hisarlık Hill, formerly a ‘ruin of a ruin’, and a museum will open next year Rüstem Aslan, Troy’s chief archaeologist, grows more animated as he enters the fenced-off area just beyond the southern gate of the ancient city’s ruins. To him it offers tantalising clues that may add to the evidence that this was the scene of the war detailed in Homer’s epics, the Iliad
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B.o.B. Has Technically Already Raised Enough Money to Prove the Earth Isn't Flat Photo: AP Hip-hop star B.o.B., who last year started a minor feud with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson over the extremely resolved question of whether the Earth is flat ( it is not ), apparently does not consider the matter settled. Last week, B.o.B. created a GoFundMe page to prove to him that the world is, in fact, curved. His plan? Advertisement “I would like to send one, if not multiple sa
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Australia joins UK space radar missionAustralia is to be a launch partner on the UK's innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR.
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How forest fires spoil wineIf wine is cultivated where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it wasn't known why this is so and what happens at the molecular level. A team at Technical University Munich is describing why the smoke aromas are stored in grapes and is thus showing the way for growers to elim
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Discovering potential therapeutic protein inhibitors for Chagas diseaseScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Nagasaki University have identified four potential protein inhibitors and unlocked drug discovery strategies for the treatment of Chagas disease by using advanced three-dimensional computer simulation by supercomputer TSUBAME in combination with in vitro experiments and X-ray crystallography. Through this "smart drug discovery" in which IT
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Weight loss for adults at any age leads to cost savings, study suggestsHelping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings at any age, with those savings peaking at age 50, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
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Patients who get opioids in the ER are less likely to use them long-termCompared to other medical settings, emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department are less likely to become long-term users and more likely to be prescribed these powerful painkillers in accordance with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. A paper analyzing 5.2 million prescriptions for opioids is being published online tod
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Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study showsOpioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use.
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Jared Kushner Wasn't the Only Trump Staffer Using Private Email Accounts Photo: AP Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s golden boy son-in-law and nepotism hire as a senior White House adviser, is not the only administration official using private email accounts to conduct official government business. Just one day after Kushner was reported to have been using a personal email associated with a family domain, the New York Times reports at least five other senior adm
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Tysk ingeniør valgte danske robotter frem for BMW’er Tyske Dennis Boehme har haft flere praktikophold hos BMW, men han ville hellere til Danmark og arbejde i robot-iværksætter­miljøet i Odense. Han roser den danske mentalitet og frihed ­under ansvar. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/tysk-ingenior-valgte-danske-robotter-frem-bmwer-10169 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Her er letbanens sikkerhedsproblemerTrafikstyrelsen forklarer, hvorfor Danmarks første letbane ikke har fået sin sikkerhedsgodkendelse. Stærkt bekymrende oplysninger, siger DSB’s tidligere sikkerhedschef.
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Equal & Opposite Reactions: Newton's Third Law of MotionNewton's Third Law of Motion states, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
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Coyote FactsThe coyote is a clever animal that has adapted well to growing human populations and habitat loss.
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It's exciting that Australia is getting a space agency. But what will it do? | Andrew P Street It’s unlikely the new Australian Space Agency will be sending astronauts to the Moon any time soon – but there’s a lot of space work to be done besides that On Monday Australia woke to learn that it would be getting its own national space agency. Delivering the keynote speech at the International Astronomical Congress in Adelaide, Michaelia Cash said the agency is already at work on a charter, th
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Before We Vanish Gives a Quirky Philosophical Twist to the Alien Invasion Genre Image: Neon/Nikkatsu Though the space creatures visiting Earth in Before We Vanish can inhabit the bodies of homo sapiens, they don’t know what it means to be human. But the more they learn about it, the closer we get to possibly becoming extinct. [ Click here to see io9's statement on this year’s Fantastic Fest. ] Before We Vanish doesn’t try to replicate the special effects extravaganzas se
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Maybe Check if Your Jogging Stroller Is Among These 28,000 Recalled Ones Image: Screengrab via CPSC Frankly, the existence of strollers designed specifically to allow people to dash around with babies and toddlers at grown adult speeds is slightly concerning—though somehow safe for children at least eight months old . Not so with at least one brand of strollers, though, which announced a major recall over concerns its supposedly rugged products could break and spill t
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No, Elon Musk Didn't Convince Daimler To Invest $10 Billion In Electric Cars Over Night Bye. (Photo via Getty Images ) Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on Twitter again, this time calling out Daimler following the company’s announcement that it would invest $1 billion in its Alabama plant to manufacture its upcoming electric vehicles. Musk tweeted that Daimler should invest much more, and today it responded directly to him by saying it would. The thing is, Elon Musk didn’t actually do anythi
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Thousands Flee Bali's Mount Agung After Volcano Threat Level Is Raised Authorities say the mountain, which last erupted 54 years ago, is poised to go at any time. (Image credit: Firdia Lisnawati/AP)
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Password-theft 0-day imperils users of High Sierra and earlier macOS versions (credit: Koichi Taniguchi ) There's a vulnerability in High Sierra and earlier versions of macOS that allows rogue applications to steal plaintext passwords stored in the Mac keychain, a security researcher said Monday. That's the same day the widely anticipated update was released. The Mac keychain is a digital vault of sorts that stores passwords and cryptographic keys. Apple engineers have des
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Five Years of Kinja Deals: The 100 Most Popular Products Ever Five years ago, Gizmodo Media Group created a new team, independent of the Editorial and Advertising wings of our company, and dedicated to helping our readers discover the best products and the best deals on them. Twenty million products later, these are the most popular items ever, as purchased by you. This list is based on products purchased by readers through links on Gizmodo Media Group blog
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Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Suffers Hurricane Damage Early reports that a secondary dish at the observatory was destroyed by Maria turn out not to be correct, according to a group that helps run the facility. (Image credit: Seth Shostak/AP)
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Tackle and scrum should be banned in school rugby, argue expertsTackle and scrum should be banned in school rugby, argue experts in The BMJ today.
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Video game voice-actor strike might finally be over Enlarge (credit: SAG-AFTRA ) Eleven months of haggling between striking voice actors and video game producers appear to finally be over, according to an announcement from acting union SAG-AFTRA issued on Monday. The strike's biggest sticking point, regarding "secondary compensation" (aka royalties or residuals), appears to favor game publishers, not actors. SAG-AFTRA's statement confirmed that th
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Trump Is Never Getting Banned From Twitter Photo: Getty President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Sometimes he tweets about how upset he is that NFL players are protesting police violence during the national anthem. Sometimes he tweets about Hurricane Maria, but not nearly as often as people expect the president to tweet about a devastating natural disaster. Sometimes he tweets about bombing North Korea . On August 11, Trump tweeted,“Militar
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Deadspin Gregg Popovich Goes Off On Trump: “Our Country Is An Embarrassment In The World” | Jezebel Deadspin Gregg Popovich Goes Off On Trump: “Our Country Is An Embarrassment In The World” | Jezebel Fuller House Execs Have Freed the Olsen Twins From Having to Ignore Their Invites | The Root Shannon Sharpe on NFL Protest: ‘I’m Disappointed, and I’m Unimpressed’ | Splinter The White House Is Not Done Saying Horrible Things About NFL Protesters |
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Satellites the size of a shoeboxUS firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.
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How to start listening to podcasts DIY Tune in to a brave new world. Podcasting is changing the landscape of radio. Interested in listening in on this brave new world? Luckily, you already have everything you need to join in.
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The Brazenness of Trump's White House Staff Using Private Email Updated on September 25 at 8:20 p.m. Late Sunday night, Josh Dawsey of Politico dropped a story that, in any other administration, would have been cause for concern but hardly surprise. “Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December,”
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The Atlantic Daily: Friday Night Fights What We’re Following Trump’s Sports Saga: Players across the NFL knelt in protest and solidarity Sunday night after President Trump called for the firing of athletes who kneel during the national anthem—such as the former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who began doing so last year to protest the killings of black men by police. The president’s comments, first made in a Friday night speech,
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Taking Antidepressants Long-Term May Increase Your Risk of Death Significantly There was a silver lining for patients who have heart disease or diabetes. Read More
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Showtime's Websites May Have Used Your CPU to Mine Cryptocoin While You Binged on Twin Peaks Image Source: Twin Peaks/Showtime Over the weekend, a user on Twitter pointed out that two of Showtime’s websites had a script running in the background that’s used to hijack visitors’ CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Other users and outlets later confirmed that the code was present. Now it’s gone, and Showtime refuses to answer questions. Cryptocurrency miners have been in the news recently because
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US Veterans Weigh in on NFL Players Taking a Knee In the US Army, taking a knee has a special connotation. Read More
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Mayo study shows drug slows stomach emptying, may individualize obesity treatmentLiraglutide injection, a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with marked slowing of stomach emptying and is an effective weight loss therapy. These are the findings of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study by Mayo Clinic researchers published today in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
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Certain vaginal bacteria may be linked with increased risk of chlamydiaThe presence of specific types of vaginal bacteria may be associated with an increased risk for chlamydia infection, finds a small, but well powered study published online in Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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What should doctors do when parents request 'second best' treatments for their children?What should doctors do when parents request treatments for their children that are less effective than those recommended? In the Journal of Medical Ethics today, leading experts explore the boundaries of parental choice and identify thresholds of acceptable levels of harm and cost.
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Woman develops rare life-threatening condition after liposuctionA 45-year-old woman developed a serious life-threatening condition after having liposuction, reveal doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
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The Obamacare Repeal Effort Might Finally Be Dead Updated on September 25 at 6:32 p.m. ET There remains a slim possibility that in the next few days, Senate Republicans will pass the health-care proposal known as Graham-Cassidy , the legislation that party leaders have described as their “last, best chance” to substantially repeal the Affordable Care Act. But for that to happen, the bill’s champions would have to win back the vote of at least on
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Liposuction Nearly Turns Deadly for One WomanA liposuction procedure turned nearly deadly for a 45-year-old woman in England, according to a new report of her case.
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Some Vaginal Bacteria May Raise Risk of STDsCertain types of vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's risk of contracting chlamydia.
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'Star Trek: Discovery' Is Worth the Price of CBS All Access—MaybeThe show just got the streaming service a lot of new users. But will they want to stick around for more?
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America's Uneven Crime Spike The FBI’s latest crime report isn’t heartening. Murders in the United States rose by almost 9 percent last year, the FBI reported Monday, mirroring similar increases in other forms of violent crime. The homicide spike is one of the sharpest one-year upticks since the Great American Crime Decline in the 1990s, and, when combined with 2015’s numbers, marks only the second two-year increase since th
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The Deisel Brothers T-Shirt Cannon Is Almost Ready For Blast Off! #DieselBrothers | Mondays at 9p Pace and Ryan are just about finished fabricating the rotating turret seat so they let Muscle hop on for a spin to verify its safety and strength. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DieselBrothersTV https://www.facebo
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When Stevie Wonder Took a Knee Midway through Stevie Wonder’s 1973 hit “Living for the City,” the music stops for a skit in which a black man arrives in New York City and is promptly arrested while crossing the street and sentenced to 10 years in prison. That passage, recorded more than four decades ago, speaks to some of the deeply entrenched problems that Colin Kaepernick—and, as of this past weekend, hundreds of other athle
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Randstanding Today in 5 Lines Protesters disrupted the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Despite new revisions to the legislation, Republican Senator Rand Paul said he remains opposed to the measure. Former New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a minor, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. The Supreme Court
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Sci-fi’s biggest costumes and props land in a single, mind-boggling auction 20th Century Fox If you've ever thought that your mantelpiece or office bookshelf is incomplete without an M41A Pulse Rifle—or perhaps Monty Python 's taunting French knight helmet —then you and your massive wallet are in luck. On Tuesday, September 26, Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia will host an online auction , and, if I'm any judge of character, there's a good chance a look through the c
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Man Who Got the Same Neuter Tattoo as His Dog Doesn't Care About the Haters Image: Chris Mendiola Chris Mendiola loves his dog Bear so much, he decided to get the same tattoo the dog bore when Chris adopted him six years ago. When he shared his mark of devotion with the internet, he knew he’d get some heat, but he had no idea just how far the images would go. “[T]hose of you who know bear know that he has a tattoo given to him from some previous owners,” wrote Mendiola o
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Opinion: Toxic Time BombsDecades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals.
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Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative StateLow-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient's awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
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This Is the Most Important Joke John Cleese Has Ever Heard John Cleese was in super sarcastic form during his recent Reddit AMA. Read More
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Megyn Kelly's Perniciously 'Politics-Free' Morning-Show Debut “The truth is, I am kind of done with politics for now.” That was Megyn Kelly, on Monday morning, talking to her studio audience during the live debut of her new NBC morning show, Megyn Kelly Today . In response to the declaration, the people gathered within the airy, brightly lit set roared with approval. “Right? I know !” the host continued, her tone breezy and conspiratorial. “ You know why! W
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Star Trek: Discovery shows us a side of the Federation we’ve never seen Enlarge / Welcome to Star Trek: Discovery . (credit: CBS) The debut of Star Trek: Discovery last night was unlike any other TV series premiere. It was a cultural event that people have been analyzing and anticipating for years. There are now three generations of people who grew up with Star Trek in its various incarnations, and the franchise has come to represent what many of us consider a better
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80 percent of activity tracker users stick with the devices for at least 6 monthsUse of activity trackers, such as wearable devices and smartphone apps, is on the rise, and a new study shows that 80 percent of users stuck with the device for at least six months. In the first national study of a large, diverse population, researchers found that 1.2 percent of the study population engaged with devices, and that most of the individuals who started using an activity tracker were y
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Facebook, Google and Amazon too big? Why that question keeps coming upFor more than a decade now, our love affair with three high-profile tech companies has been torrid.
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Ford Turns to Students for the Future of Truck DesignThe company wants to challenge existing notions of what makes a good pickup.
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The Long History of North Korea's Declarations of War When Ri Yong Ho, the foreign minister of North Korea, called U.S. President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at the United Nations a “declaration of war” on Monday morning, the phrase ricocheted across Twitter. Within roughly an hour, Politico , The Independent , The New York Times , Business Insider , and even Gizmodo featured Ri’s words in their headline. Bloomberg Markets tweeted the quote, followe
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New Twist on Venture Capital Taps a Well-Connected VillageLong list of luminaries backs new VC fund, pledges 'time and energy' to the portfolio.
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Aaron Hernandez's CTE: 5 Facts About This Brain DiseaseHere are five things to know about the condition.
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It takes 30 seconds for your fingerprint to grip your smartphoneFingerprints have to soften a bit before they can fully make contact with glass surfaces, which could foil plans for next-generation touchscreens
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Masculinity Done Well and Poorly First, the good. In a shirtless locker-room interview yesterday, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was asked about Trump’s “son-of-a-bitch” condemnation of players protesting state violence. Thomas first shot back a smile as if trying to brush it off. Addressing Trump: “It just amazes me that with everything else going on in this world, especially involving the United States, that’s what you’r
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Is It Tough Love Time For Science? Is "science broken" or self-correcting? And who is going to do the grown-up thing and fix the game (instead of scoring points within it)? Read More
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Multinationals operating in tax havens avoid reporting specifics, finds studyIn the era of a renewed spotlight on offshore tax havens, a new study suggests US tax reporting rules still make it easy for corporations to quietly shift and shelter profits in low-tax jurisdictions, avoiding public scrutiny.
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Internists reaffirm 'strongest possible opposition' to Graham-Cassidy proposalIn a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) reaffirmed its strongest possible opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal, especially considering changes released last night to the bill that would be even more harmful to patients.
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'Janus Cat' Born in China: How Can an Animal Have 2 Faces?A kitten born with two faces had a rare condition called diprosopus.
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Astronomers Search For Giant Planet On Outer Edges Of Solar System Astronomers are continuing their search for a giant planet they believe is lurking at the outer reaches of the solar system. (Image credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC))
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Poll: More than two-thirds of Republicans want Congress to enact an ACA alternativeAccording to a new POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, more than two-thirds (71 percent) of Republicans want Congress to try again to enact an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In contrast, a majority of Democrats (57 percent) believe Congress should move on to other issues.
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Researchers aim to improve gut health of livestock animalsResearchers at the University of Delaware are looking at ways to improve gut health of livestock animals. Many of the projects are funded by industry and look at mechanisms for antibiotic alternatives such as yeast cell wall extracts, feed enzymes and feed modifiers.
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Satya Nadella aims to make Microsoft mighty – and mindfulSatya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO who kept the company relevant as its primary PC software business faded, could write a book about the challenges he faced.
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Researchers aim to improve gut health of livestock animalsResearchers at the University of Delaware are looking into what causes that gut feeling in livestock animals such as cows and chickens.
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Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacketLevi Strauss this week begins selling a denim jacket with touch controls woven into the fabric in the first fashion offering stitched from a collaboration with Google.
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Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kindFootage from penguin-mounted mini video recorders shows four species of penguin eating jellyfish and other gelatinous animals of the open ocean, a food source penguins were not previously believed to partake of, scientists report this month in the Ecological Society of America's peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The article, part of the October issue of the journal, i
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Google Home Finally Lets You Set Reminders Using Your Voice You know that thing you do where you ask your partner/friend/family member to remind you to do something later? Yeah, well now Google Home can actually do that, and unlike that person you always ask, it won’t forget. This week, Google Home is rolling out an update that will finally enable voice-activated reminders for the digital assistant. The anticipated feature is powered through the Google As
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Trump DOJ Nominee Jon Adler Pushed Scientology-Based Detox ProgramSitting on the Heroes Health Fund advisory board, Jon Adler helped promote Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's controversial "detoxification" program.
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Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kindFootage from penguin-mounted mini video recorders shows four species of penguin eating jellyfish and other gelatinous animals of the open ocean, a food source penguins were not previously believed to partake of, scientists report this month in the Ecological Society of America's peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
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Study finds being in a good mood for your flu jab boosts its effectivenessNew research by a team of health experts at the University of Nottingham has found evidence that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect.
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Do you really need that MRI?Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern's Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found. Their study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a physician's prior image-ordering habits, as well as ownership of the equipment, were strong indicators of unnecessary imaging orders.
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Psychological impacts of natural disasters on youthProfessor of Psychology/Pediatrics, University of Miami, Annette M. La Greca, is fully aware of children's reaction to trauma. Her research focuses on the impact of disasters on youth since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. La Greca has been evaluating how best to define post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. This line of research will help to quickly identify the children who need support ser
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Researchers identify gene variants linked to a high-risk children's cancerPediatric researchers investigating the childhood cancer neuroblastoma have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of an aggressive form of that disease. The discovery may assist doctors in better diagnosing subtypes of neuroblastoma.
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Uber wields new weapon in fight with London: diplomacyIn past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber's playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight.
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Ivanka Trump Used a Personal Email Account for White House Business, Too Photo: Getty Less than a day after it was revealed that presidential son-in-law and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner used a personal email account to conduct government business, Ivanka Trump, daughter of and special advisor to President Donald Trump, is facing the same scrutiny. On Monday, legal watchdog group American Oversight published a batch of emails between Ivanka Trump and the Sm
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A man regained consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state. But what does that really mean? Health We’re terrible at defining the difference between life and death. Someone who passes out and then “regains consciousness” wakes up able to walk and talk again. But that’s not what happened to this man. So what did he regain?
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Kaepernick's Triumph Friday morning, things didn’t look great for Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49er had made headlines around the world last season for kneeling during the National Anthem. The offseason had seen a raging debate about the fact that he hadn’t been signed from free agency, which boiled down to whether teams were justified in deciding that his controversial protest outweighed his talent. De
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Here's How the Sixth Terminator Movie Can and Should Save the Franchise Image: Distrib Films US The news broke last week that Linda Hamilton would reunite with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new Terminator film , to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) with James Cameron producing. The stars are aligned for the first great Terminator film in decades—but what will it take to get it right? Here’s what we already know about the movie everyone will inevitably call Terminat
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Ken Block’s latest insane drifting video takes place on Pikes Peak Enlarge (credit: Hoonigan Racing/Ron Zaras ) That man Ken Block has another Gymkhana video out today. This time, instead of drifting his way through a city or abandoned factory, he's upped the stakes. You see, Mr. Block took his Ford Mustang up to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Yes, that Pikes Peak, the one that runs up the side of a mountain, much of it above the tree line, with few guardrai
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Save $1,000 (Seriously) On Samsung's 65" Quantum Dot-Powered 4K TV Samsung Q7F 65" TV , $1800 Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can save $1000 on the 65" Q7F today , courtesy of MassDrop. You can read all about quantum dots here , but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality imag
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Kids Who See Hollywood Gunplay More Likely to Pull the TriggerA randomized experiment suggests movie exposure to firearms boosts chances of holding gun longer, using it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can stevia help treat metabolic syndrome?Increasingly popular as a calorie-free sweetener, steviol, as well as other extracts of the Stevia rebaudiana (SR) plant have pharmacological and therapeutic activity, including effects that make them natural alternatives for treating obesity, hypertension, and elevated levels of blood sugar and lipids, all disorders associated with metabolic syndrome.
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Three or more cups of coffee daily halves mortality risk in patients with both HIV and HCVPatients infected by both HIV and hepatitis C virus are at specific risk of end-stage liver disease and greater risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. In addition, HIV infection accelerates the progression of chronic hepatitis C to fibrosis and development of cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease. In these HIV-HCV co-infected patients, drinking at least three cups of coffee each day halved th
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Siri and Spotlight will now use Google, not Bing, for Web searches Enlarge As of today, searching the Web with Siri or Spotlight on iOS and macOS devices will show you results from Google, not Microsoft’s Bing search engine. This ends a Bing integration that was introduced in iOS 7 back in 2013 . Google was already the default search engine in Safari in both iOS and macOS, and Apple is positioning this as a move for consistency, though there may be other reasons
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Air France's Ridiculous 'Airline for Millennials' Promises VR and a 'Rooftop Bar' GIF GIF Source: Joon Back in July, Air France announced plans to launch an airline that specifically targets millennials, raising the question of what, exactly, that actually means. Well today, Air France shared some new details: “Joon” will offer young folks various lifestyle innovations, like surprise destinations, “Airbnb experiences,” and VR headsets for in-flight entertainment. There’s a who
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University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane MariaThe pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane's devastation.
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Puerto Rico's Hilly Terrain Worsened Hurricane Maria's DamageHilly terrain boosted rainfall totals and sent floods cascading.
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Halving radiation therapy for HPV-related throat cancer offers fewer side effects, similar outcomesMayo Clinic researchers have found that a 50 percent reduction in the intensity and dose of radiation therapy for patients with HPV-related throat cancer reduced side effects with no loss in survival and no decrease in cure rates.
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UC San Diego researchers explain the mechanism of asexual reproduction in flatwormsScientists have nailed the biomechanics of a centuries-long puzzle on how freshwater flatworms known as planarians reproduce. The asexual freshwater worms, notoriously difficult to study, tear themselves into two pieces that go on to form two new worms. Researchers are now able to predict where planarian fission occurs based on its anatomy as well as explain how the process happens using a relativ
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Antarctica: The wind sublimates snowflakesA team of researchers has collected new data that shows a significant decrease in snow precipitation close to the ground in Antarctica, which has an impact on the ice sheet surface mass balance.
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Tumor microenvironment of TNBC varies between African-American and European-American womenThe presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) varied significantly in the tumors of African-American and European-American women with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), suggesting that TILs may be a useful prognostic biomarker, according to the results of a study presented at the Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medica
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Religiously tailored educational intervention lead more Muslim women to get mammogramsA religiously sensitive educational effort designed to address barriers to mammography for Muslim women increased the women's perceived likelihood of getting the breast screening and their eventual receipt of mammograms, according to results of a study presented at the 10th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held h
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People of Mexican decent in US have more liver cancer risk factors than those living in MexicoMexican-Americans living in the United States demonstrated more risk factors for liver cancer than their counterparts in Mexico, according to results of a study presented at the 10th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept. 25-28.
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Ethnic minorities and the elderly are underrepresented in cancer clinical trialsMany ethnic minority groups and elderly Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials, according to results of a study presented at the 10th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept. 25-28.
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High Sierra Reportedly Has a Password Problem [Updated] Photo: Getty Apple’s latest macOS, High Sierra, rolls out today with plenty of nice security upgrades, including invasive ad tracker blocking in Safari and weekly firmware validation . But the new OS apparently comes with a security problem, too—a security researcher at Synack has already discovered a way to snatch passwords from High Sierra. Patrick Wardle, the head of research at Synack, reveal
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Waymo to judge: We want Uber to pay “only” $1.86 billion Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) As the Waymo v. Uber trial draws nearer, the two companies are jockeying for position, each hoping to emerge victorious after a possible October courtroom brawl. A key part of that is damages. Waymo's massive damage request is only starting to become clear. Last week, an Uber attorney said during a court hearing that Waymo was seeking $2.6 billion—for a single trad
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What, Exactly, Were Russians Trying to Do With Those Facebook Ads? Many questions remain about the ads purchased by Russian-linked accounts during the 2016 presidential election. Earlier this month, the company announced that Russian-linked accounts had purchased $100,000 worth of advertising . The scale of this advertising buy is mysterious. In an election where billions of dollars were spent, why even bother to spend $100,000? It seems like a drop in the bucke
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Exxon, under pressure from investors, prosecutors, commits to methane reduction Enlarge / FORT WORTH, Texas: The Barnett Shale Gas field at dusk, February 27, 2006. XTO Energy Inc. is extracting natural gas at this facility. (credit: J.G. Domke/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) On Monday, oil and gas giant ExxonMobil announced that it would voluntarily take extra steps to reduce methane emissions during a three-year program aimed at some of its US-based facilities. The company de
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Trump directs Ed secretary to prioritize computer sciencePresident Donald Trump has directed the education secretary to prioritize science and technology education and to spend at least $200 million annually on competitive grants so schools can broaden access to computer science education in particular.
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Prostaglandin EI inhibits leukemia stem cellsTwo drugs, already approved for safe use in people, may be able to improve therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a blood cancer that affects myeloid cells, according to results from a University of Iowa study in mice.
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The wind sublimates snowflakes in AntarcticaResearchers have observed and characterized a weather process that was not previously known to occur in Antarctica's coastal regions. It turns out that the katabatic winds that blow from the interior to the margins of the continent reduce the amount of precipitation (mainly snowfall)—which is a key factor in the formation of the ice cap. By forming a very dry layer of air in the first kilometer or
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Researchers explain the mechanism of asexual reproduction in flatwormsFreshwater planarians, found around the world and commonly known as "flatworms," are famous for their regenerative prowess. Through a process called "fission," planarians can reproduce asexually by simply tearing themselves into two pieces—a head and a tail—which then go on to form two new worms within about a week.
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Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvementIn conventional electronics, a great deal of effort is devoted to eliminating stochastic resonance (SR)—the annoying hiss that generally hinders the detection of weak signals and degrades overall device performance. But, what if there were a way to exploit this effect to enhance signal transmission for a new generation of devices, such as bio-inspired sensors and computing processors whose design
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CCleaner backdoor infecting millions delivered mystery payload to 40 PCs Enlarge (credit: Wiggy! ) At least 40 PCs infected by a backdoored version of the CCleaner disk-maintenance utility received an advanced second-stage payload that researchers are still scrambling to understand, officials from CCleaner's parent company said. The 40 PCs, belonging to 12 technology companies, including Samsung, Asus, Fujitsu, Sony and Intel, is double the number previously known to
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UNLV study reveals breakthrough in decoding brain functionAfter four years of lab testing and complex neuro-decoding, a research team led by UNLV psychology professor James Hyman has struck a major breakthrough that could open the floodgates for research into the anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC, and how human brains learn.
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Prenatal weight talks are easier with propsWeight is such a hot topic, some providers are uncomfortable talking about it with patients, even during pregnancy. An Allina Health study showed education and a weight tracking chart helped.
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Moths, Alive and in Color, in All Their DiversityA new collection from the photographer Emmet Gowin delivers an appreciation for the hidden ties between humans and moths as well as art and science.
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30 percent off an ergonomic Anker mouse and other good deals happening today Gadgets A quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts.
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Trial confirms pelvic radiation as standard of care for high-risk endometrial cancerIn a new phase III trial report from the National Clinical Trial Network group, NRG Oncology, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer were not superior following vaginal cuff brachytherapy plus chemotherapy when compared with pelvic radiation therapy.
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Gene therapy improved left ventricular and atrial function in heart failure by up to 25 percentHeart function improved by up to 25 percent in a trial using gene therapy to reverse cardiac damage from congestive heart failure in a large animal model, Mount Sinai researchers report. This is the first study using a novel vector for gene therapy to improve heart function in non-ischemic heart failure.
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Hurricane-Damaged Dam Threatens Thousands in Puerto RicoPuerto Rico’s Guajataca Dam was damaged by Maria's heavy rains and flooding, and is in danger of failing.
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How Trump Turns Unpopular Outbursts Into Political Winners After spending the weekend picking fights with the two best basketball players in the world, President Trump woke up Monday morning in a more contemplative, jingoistic mood—shifting both his emphasis and his tone. The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2
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Star Trek: Discovery Boldly Goes Into the Age of Streaming TV This story contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery . For more than 50 years, Star Trek has obeyed a particular formula when introducing its new shows. The first episode is double-sized, a mini-movie designed to introduce a new vessel (be it Enterprise, Deep Space Nine, or Voyager) and its crew. Our hero is the commanding officer, a steady hand atop a pyramid of Starfl
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With the D3000, China enters the robotic warship arms race From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal It's triple-hulled, autonomous, and armed. China's unmanned warship industry gets gatecrashed by aerospace giant CASC, who offer the triple-hulled, autonomous and armed D3000.
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Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds a bigger battery and few surprises Enlarge (credit: iFixit) After breaking apart Apple’s new iPhone 8 last week, popular gadget repair site iFixit released a teardown of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 on Monday. Given that the just-released wearable looks a great deal like its predecessor—big red dot aside—it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it doesn’t have many major changes on the inside. There’s a new suite of RF chip
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Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvementResearchers at Osaka University in Japan are working to exploit stochastic resonance to enhance signal transmission for a new generation of devices, using single-walled carbon nanotubes. They created a summing network SR device that detects subthreshold signals, fabricated to include a self-noise component. The researchers report their findings this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters.
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Marvel Legacy Resurrects Its First Dead Hero This Week, and It's… Image: Marvel Comics. Art by Joe Quesada. Welcome back to the world of comic book news, where death is not the end, but more like a stay at the world’s most popular motel. This time, a famous fallen hero from the pages of Marvel’s comics is going to be making their grand return in this week’s roster-shuffling prelude special Legacy , and please, try to be a little bit shocked. Speaking to Comicbo
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Solar-Powered Cars to Compete in Harrowing Race Across the Australian OutbackA four-passenger solar-powered car named "Violet" is on its way to compete in a desert race open only to vehicles powered by the sun.
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A Crystal That Can Remember Its Past A Crystal That Can Remember Its Past Researchers figure out how to cheaply grow large shape memory alloy crystals. crystal1.JPG Large natural gypsum crystals in Naica cave in Mexico. Note person for scale. Image credits: Alexander Van Driessche via Wikipedia Rights information: CC BY 3.0 Physics Monday, September 25, 2017 – 13:45 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — Scientists from Japan ha
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After 15 yrs in vegetative state, patient becomes minimally conscious Enlarge / Information sharing across all electrodes before and after vagus nerve stimulation. On the right, the warmer colors (yellow/orange) indicated an increase of connectivity among posterior parietal regions. (credit: Current Biology) After lying in a vegetative state for 15 years, a 35-year-old male patient in France appears to have regained minimal consciousness following months of vagus n
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Brain Stimulation Partly Awakens Patient after 15 Years in Vegetative StateThe procedure may not work for others in a similar condition — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Prepare To Battle Fall Allergies With This Powerful Air Purifier GermGuardian Elite Air Purifier , $119 Fall allergies are just around the corner, but you can fight back with this powerful air purifier , on sale today only. The GermGuardian Elite features a True HEPA filter (a big deal at this price), charcoal filters to reduce pet odors, and even a UV light system to kill bacteria. This model normally bounces between $140 and $180, and today’s $119 deal is an
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Cosmic Kittens: Saturn Features Get Feline NamesIf you know anything about Saturn, you probably know that it's a planet surrounded by rings. But did you know that it's also surrounded by cats?
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Four elements make 2-D optical platformRice scientists have discovered a two-dimensional, four-component alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow it via chemical vapor deposition.
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Yet Another Giant Iceberg Has Broken Free From Antarctica Satellite image taken of the new iceberg on September 24, 2017. (Image: Sentinel1) Satellite images taken this past weekend show a new 100-square-mile iceberg emerging from Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The calving event did not come as a complete surprise, but it’s a troubling sign with regards to future sea level rise. Pine Island Glacier (PIG) is the fastest melting glacier in Antarctica—o
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Video: Better pancakes through chemistryEveryone seems to swear by a different pancake recipe. How can you griddle up the perfect pancakes for your Saturday morning breakfast? With chemistry, of course.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite gets two looks at Hurricane MariaHurricane Maria was analyzed in visible and infrared light as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP passed overhead over two days. NASA's GPM satellite also provided a look at Maria's rainfall rates.
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Driverless hover-taxi makes first 'concept' flight in DubaiDubai has edged closer to its goal of launching a pioneering hover-taxi service, with the authorities announcing a successful "concept" flight was made on Monday without passengers.
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The Mars 2020 Rover features new spectral abilities with its new SuperCamAs the NASA Curiosity rover roams the surface of Mars, its ChemCam captures the chemical makeup of its surroundings with a specially designed laser system. It is the most powerful laser to operate on the surface of another planet. The burst of infrared light it fires lasts only a few billionths of seconds, but it is powerful enough to vaporize the spot it hits at more than 8,000°C. Even from a dis
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T-Mobile plus Sprint: If you're a customer, here's why a merger would matterT-Mobile and Sprint are at it again—talks of a merger, that is. The nation's No. 3 and No. 4 wireless providers have actively sparred in recent years as they battled to capture a larger market share in the competitive industry.
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Better pancakes through chemistry (video)Everyone seems to swear by a different pancake recipe. How can you griddle up the perfect pancakes for your Saturday morning breakfast? With chemistry, of course. Just in time for National Pancake Day, this video from Reactions will show you how to use chemistry to improve your flapjacks.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite gets two looks at Hurricane MariaHurricane Maria was analyzed in visible and infrared light as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP passed overhead over two days. NASA's GPM satellite also provided a look at Maria's rainfall rates.
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The Mars 2020 Rover features new spectral abilities with its new SuperCamSscientists are building the next generation's ChemCam with impressive upgrades and brand new spectral capabilities for the NASA Mars 2020 rover.
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How vision shapes touchA neuroimaging study published in JNeurosci reveals the neural network responsible for attributing the sense of touch to a location in space develops and operates differently in individuals blind from birth compared to sighted individuals.
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Early odor exposure enhances response of smell cellsMice exposed to scents of mint or fresh cut grass before and shortly after birth show increased responses in a specific population of odor-processing neurons to a variety of odors, according to new research published in eNeuro. The study demonstrates how early experience shapes the brain's processing of the sense of smell.
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Information processing breakdown in sleep-deprived ratsSleep deprivation may disrupt the brain's ability to integrate information over time, potentially contributing to the decline in cognitive performance observed during extended time awake, suggests a study in rats published in JNeurosci.
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Cloudflare's Unlimited DDoS Protection Won't Kill Off Botnets For GoodCloudflare's unlimited DDoS protection should help the internet, but its broader ambitions of killing off DDoS for good remain out of reach.
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Meet the team who ‘woke’ a man from 15 years in vegetative stateAngela Sirigu and her team stimulated the brain of a man who fell into a vegetative state after a car crash 2001. Now he can move his eyes and listen to music
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Electric zap ‘wakes’ man after 15 years in a vegetative stateA man in a vegetative state for 15 years has been able to open his eyes, move his head, and even try to smile, after electrical stimulation of his vagus nerve
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What a surprise – the end of the world has been delayed, againThe planet Nibiru was meant to wipe us out on Saturday. Undeterred by a no-show, doomsday theorists are already peddling more nonsense, warns Geraint Lewis
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Stella McGuire obituary My sister, Stella McGuire, who has died aged 70 of lymphoma, was an archaeologist who worked on civil defence at the height of the cold war. She was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the daughter of Eric Strong, an accountant, and his wife, Irene (nee Smith), a secretary, who brought up their children to love walking, reading, nature, history and socialism. She lived in Warwick and Leamington
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How science found a way to help coma patients communicate – podcast After suffering serious brain injuries, Scott Routley spent 12 years in a vegetative state. But his family were convinced that he was still aware – could a pioneering ‘mind-reading’ technique prove them right? • Read the text version here Continue reading…
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Move over, Mario: Researchers use Wii games to help Parkinson's patientsA pair of Purdue University professors are using the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system to help people with Parkinson's disease. Jessica Huber and Jeff Haddad from the College of Health and Human Sciences are studying how playing specially created games can improve a patient's movement, speech and overall quality of life.
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Streamlined process opens drug development to a new class of steroidsResearchers at Dartmouth College have developed a technique to produce synthetic steroids that could pave the way for a cascade of new drug discoveries. The process, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, facilitates access to rare, mirror-image isomers of naturally occurring steroid structures.
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Disconnected by Disaster—Photos From a Battered Puerto Rico Five days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, its devastating impact is becoming clearer. Most of the U.S. territory currently has no electricity or running water, fewer than 250 of the island’s 1,600 cellphone towers are operational, and damaged ports, roads, and airports are slowing the arrival and transport of aid. Communication has been severely limited and some remote towns a
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Lee reborn as a tiny zombie hurricane in central AtlanticFormer Tropical Storm Lee was almost forgotten when Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria struck the U.S. because it weakened to a remnant low pressure area and lingered quietly in the Central Atlantic. On Friday, Sept. 22, however, it consolidated, organized and was reborn as a tropical storm. As Lee strengthened into a small "zombie" hurricane, NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites analyzed the newest Atla
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Glasset på topklasse-mobiler smadrer stadig letGalaxy Note8 og iPhone 8 kan klare en del bank, før de holder op med at virke. Men glasset er sårbart, og særligt bagsiden er besværlig at skifte.
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macOS 10.13 High Sierra: The Ars Technica review Enlarge / High Sierra wallpaper. The low-hanging clouds in the background may or may not be related to the name. (credit: Apple ) If you've felt like the last few macOS releases have been a little light, High Sierra won't change your mind. That's not because there's nothing here but because most of Apple's development work this time around went into under-the-hood additions and updates to foundat
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Lee reborn as a tiny zombie hurricane in central AtlanticFormer Tropical Storm Lee was almost forgotten when hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria struck the US because it weakened to a remnant low pressure area and lingered quietly in the central Atlantic.
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Streamlined process opens drug development to a new class of steroidsResearchers at Dartmouth College have developed a technique to produce synthetic steroids that could pave the way for a cascade of new drug discoveries, significantly reducing the expense and time needed to develop therapeutics from an underexplored collection of molecules.
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Oxygen-deficient dwarf galaxy hints at makings of early universeAstronomers have long searched for understanding of how the universe assembled from simplicity to complexity. A newly studied tiny galaxy is providing clues.
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NASA catches Tropical Depression Pilar hugging and soaking Mexico's coastTropical Storm Pilar formed near the southwestern coast of Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 23, and continued hugging the coast when NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed overhead. Pilar weakened to a tropical depression during the late morning on Sept. 25.
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How does that sofa look in my house? Lowe's app can show youLowe's will launch an app early next month that will use augmented reality to make it easier to envision what a piece of furniture will look like in your home or office.
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Log into your computer with your heart A new computer security system uses the size and shape of your heart to let you log in instead of a password, fingerprint, or retinal scan. “Logging-in and logging-out are tedious…” The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The inventors will present the work in October at t
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'We will listen': New Uber CEO apologizes for past mistakesThe new CEO of Uber apologized for past mistakes on Monday in a public attempt to show London authorities that the company, known for aggressive tactics, is willing to change to retain its right to operate in the city.
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NASA catches Tropical Depression Pilar hugging and soaking Mexico's coastTropical Storm Pilar formed near the southwestern coast of Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 23 and continued hugging the coast when NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed overhead. Pilar weakened to a tropical depression during the late morning on Sept. 25.
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New model confirms endangered right whales are decliningResearchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn't good.
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Field research aims to slow the spread of tick-borne illness across the MidwestTicks are nasty little survivors, outlasting even dinosaurs as they resist drought, tolerate cold and go months without a meal.
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Florida's climate might—maybe—save a handful of America's ash trees Environment But populations are splintering. The Carolina ash tree, which lives in the southern states, is the one species not listed as critically endangered.
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Study Finds If Republicans or Democrats Are More Likely to Believe in Conspiracy Theories A new study discovers how political party affiliation affects people's beliefs in conspiracy theories. Read More
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Filter may be a match for fracking waterA new superhydrophilic filter has proven able to remove greater than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, as well as all bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells, according to researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University in collaboration with researchers at Rice University.
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Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve gradesIt has become an almost essential element of academic life, from college lecture halls to elementary classrooms: the group assignment.
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NASA sees short-lived Tropical Depression 22W make landfallNASA's Terra satellite captured the landfall of Tropical Depression 22W in northern Vietnam. The Depression only existed for two days before it made landfall and began dissipating.
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Study examines legacies of rainforest burning in British ColumbiaAnalyses of temperate rain forests located on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada suggest that for centuries, humans have intentionally used fire to manage plant-life. The findings are published in the Journal of Biogeography.
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Violent crime increases during warmer weather, no matter the season, study findsAmong police officers, there's a maxim: Being a cop gets a whole lot busier when it's hot out. Now, a study by a pair of Drexel University researchers appears to back them up.
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Climate insurance is rarely well thought out in agricultureInternationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change. However, it can also lead to undesirable ecological and social side effects, as UFZ researchers and their US colleagues at the University of Oregon have explained in a review article in the latest issue of Global Environmental Change. The article also contain
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IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep spaceFor a decade, astronomers have puzzled over ephemeral but incredibly powerful radio bursts from space.
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Discovering what makes organelles connect could help understand neurodegenerative diseasesInside every cell is a complex infrastructure of organelles carrying out different functions. Organelles must exchange signals and materials to make the cell operate correctly. New technologies are allowing researchers to see and understand the networks that connect these organelles, allowing them to build maps of the trade routes that exist within a cell. A study to be published in the September
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Pandas Are Probably Still Screwed, Sorry This could be us but you playin’ Image: AP Last year brought some rare good conservation news: the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the folks who determine which species are endangered and which aren’t, bumped pandas from endangered to vulnerable. That’s a sign that conservation efforts have begun to reverse the effects of the human activity that wiped out the original bambo
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Uber CEO apologizes for “mistakes” in London Enlarge / Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. (credit: George Grinsted ) The new CEO of Uber says he's sorry for "mistakes" the company has made—mistakes that could lead to the company losing its license to operate in London. London's taxi regulator, Transport for London, announced Friday that Uber's license would not be renewed. "While Uber has revolutionized the way people move in cities around the wor
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Scientists discover genes are controlled by 'nano footballs'Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by 'nano footballs' – structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball.
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Microsoft Is Making AI Boring, and That’s Either Great or Scary
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Never mind the Elon—the forecast isn’t that spooky for AI in business Enlarge / Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite detected this jack-o-lantern corn maze in Bell County, Kentucky. Satellite images are being paired with other data to find a totally different sort of pattern—predicting crop yields and failures. (credit: Space Imaging/Getty Images) Despite Elon Musk's warnings this summer, there's not a whole lot of reason to lose any sleep worrying about Skynet and the
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Holograms for moleculesMuch can be detected in blood or urine: viral illnesses, metabolic disorders or autoimmune diseases can be diagnosed with laboratory tests, for instance. But such examinations often take a few hours and are quite complex, which is why doctors hand the samples over to specialist laboratories.
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Georgia State makes massive NASA solar dataset available to researchersGeorgia State University researchers have compiled a large solar dataset from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), making several hundred thousand solar events found on high-resolution solar images available to the public.
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Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robotsRobots perform many tasks that humans can't or don't want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, however, they are rendered almost useless. A team of University of Illinois mechanical engineers and entomologists are looking to click beetles, who can right themselves without the use of their legs, to solve this robotics challenge.
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Angela Merkel Reorients Germany Why was Angela Merkel just elected to a fourth term as German chancellor? Ahead of Sunday’s election, the German journalist Robin Alexander offered one explanation. Since the economy is thriving and the nation’s politics are relatively placid despite the disruptive rise of a far-right populist-nationalist party, many Germans think they’re living on a “ship of stability and around us it’s very sto
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Experience Final Episode of “The Vietnam War” with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick at Washington Ideas, September 28 Evening at Sidney Harman Hall Washington, D.C. (September 25, 2017)– To mark the culmination of the epic ten-part PBS documentary series “The Vietnam War,” The Atlantic and Aspen Institute will host a special live simulcast of the final episode on Thursday evening (9/28) at Sidney Harman Hall, followed by an exclusive conversation with the filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick as they look back on the making of the documentar
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The Sadness of the Kardashians On Friday, as Puerto Rico contended with the aftermath of a hurricane that had left much of the island without power, and North Korea threatened to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, the internet-gossip complex grappled instead with the momentous news that an unmarried 20-year-old reality star was pregnant. Kylie Jenner, TMZ reported , the youngest scion of the Kardashian family, had
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Huge space rocks could have helped start Earth’s plate tectonicsNobody knows how or why plate tectonics got started on Earth. But new evidence suggest collisions with space rocks millions of years ago may have something to do with it
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Intel’s New Chip Design Takes Pointers From Your BrainSilicon neurons might make machines like cars and robots smarter and more independent.
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How poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves Scientists are a step closer to resolving a long-lasting head-scratcher: How do poisonous frogs keep from poisoning themselves? To keep predators from eating them, some poison frogs, thimble-sized and dappled in cheerful colors, use the toxin epibatidine which binds to receptors in an animal’s nervous system and can cause hypertension, seizures, and even death. The phantasmal poison frog ( Epiped
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Filter cleans 90% of pollution from fracking water Scientists have created new kind of filter that can remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria, and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. The work turns a ceramic membrane with microscale pores into a superhydrophilic filter that “essentially eliminates” the common problem of fouling. The researchers determined one pass through the
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Violent crime increases during warmer weather, no matter the season, study findsA study analyzing crime data in Philadelphia for 10 years found that rates of violent crime and disorderly conduct are higher when the weather is warmer and more pleasant, even rising sharply during warmer-than-typical winter days.
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Discovering what makes organelles connect could help understand neurodegenerative diseasesOrganelles must exchange signals and materials to make the cell operate correctly. New technologies are allowing researchers to see and understand the networks that connect these organelles, allowing them to build maps of the trade routes that exist within a cell.
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The material that obscures supermassive black holesCristina Ramos Almeida, researcher at the IAC, and Claudio Ricci, from the Institute of Astronomy of the Universidad Católica de Chile, publish a review in Nature Astronomy of the most recent results on the material that obscures active galactic nuclei obtained from infrared and X-ray observations, their respective fields of research.
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IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep spaceA University of Wisconsin-Madison physicist and his colleagues are turning IceCube, the world's most sensitive neutrino telescope, to the task of helping demystify powerful pulses of radio energy generated up to billions of light-years from Earth.
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Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scanForget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier.The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The technology will be presented next mont
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Tension makes the heart grow strongerBy taking videos of a tiny beating zebrafish heart as it reconstructs its covering in a petri dish, scientists have captured unexpected dynamics of cells involved in tissue regeneration. They found that the depleted heart tissue regenerates in a wave, led by a front of fast-moving, supersized cells and trailed by smaller cells that multiply to produce others. The nature of this wavefront is determ
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After 15 years in a vegetative state, nerve stimulation restores consciousnessA 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years after a car accident has shown signs of consciousness after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator into his chest. The findings reported in Current Biology on Sept. 25 show that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) — a treatment already in use for epilepsy and depression–can help to restore consciousness even after many years i
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Radiation+immunotherapy can slow tumor growth for some patients with metastatic NSCLCA new study involving patients with stage IV cancer finds that treatment with radiation therapy and immunotherapy can halt the growth of tumors by stimulating the body's immune system to attack the cancer.
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Trump Administration May Soon Ax Obama's Big Climate RuleMany expect EPA will reassess the Clean Power Plan to show a higher price tag and smaller benefits — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Anthony Weiner Is Going to Prison Photo: Getty Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and will have to register as a sex offender. In May, Weiner pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor. More details of his relationship with the girl, which reportedly went on for m
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Did you solve it? Are you a ninja at numbers? The results of today’s number competition On my puzzle blog earlier today I invited you play the Nikoli Derby, in which you were asked to submit a number to win a prize . I stated that: The winner is the person who submits the lowest number that no one else also submits. Continue reading…
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Ajit Pai should be fired, petition says before Senate re-confirmation vote Enlarge / Free Press petition to block FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's re-confirmation. (credit: Free Press ) Net neutrality advocacy group Free Press is gathering signatures on a petition to "fire" Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who needs a re-confirmation vote from the Senate in order to continue serving on the FCC. The Senate's Republican majority will almost certainly ensure tha
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An Ominous Future for Kurdistan's Minorities ERBIL—When the Islamic State was ousted from Mosul in July, it was thanks to the joint efforts of Iraqi and Kurdish forces. Many expected that their cooperation would spur a nationwide healing process, in which sectarian and ethnic divides between Sunni and Shia, Arab and Kurd, might be bridged. But such hopes were soon dashed by Massoud Barzani, the Iraqi Kurdish leader. After the liberation of
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Much of Puerto Rico Can't Even Call for Help Photo: Getty Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico absolutely devastated . We’re talking flattened houses, lost lives, shattered power grids, flooded towns, forests destroyed—devastated. On top of all that, cellphone service, one of the island’s most important lines of communication, has been almost entirely cut. So many are now struggling just to tell their families they’re okay. The scene sounds des
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Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation. The treatment challenges a widely-accepted view th
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People are reluctant to use public defibrillators to treat cardiac arrestsA study led the University of Warwick suggests that people are reluctant to use public-access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests.
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NASA sees short-lived Tropical Depression 22W make landfallNASA's Terra satellite captured the landfall of Tropical Depression 22W in northern Vietnam. The Depression only existed for two days before it made landfall and began dissipating.
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Bone marrow concentrate improves joint transplantsBiologic joint restoration using donor tissue instead of traditional metal and plastic may be an option for active patients with joint defects. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine found in a group of patients that treating donor grafts with bone marrow aspirate concentrate before surgery improves bone integration and speeds recovery.
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Shorter course of radiation treatment safe for breast cancer patients under 50A higher-dose, shorter form of radiation is safe, effective, and no more damaging to the breast tissue or skin of breast cancer patients under age 50 than it is in older patients.
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Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robotsRobots perform many tasks that humans can't or don't want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, however, they are rendered almost useless. A team of University of Illinois mechanical engineers and entomologists are looking to click beetles, who can right themselves without the use of their legs, to solve this robotics challenge.
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Holograms for moleculesScientists at ETH Zurich and Roche have developed a completely new method for the analysis of molecules in liquids on a chip. The possible applications of this technology are immense. It has the potential, inter alia, to revolutionize medical diagnostics.
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Predictions for the 2017 Chemistry Nobel PrizeCarbon nanotubes, solar cell material, and gene-editing are in crystal balls for next week's announcement — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jared Kushner conducted White House business with personal e-mail Enlarge / U.S. President Donald Trump, at right, with son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner at a recent White House meeting. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Don't expect President Donald Trump to be tweeting "Crooked Jared" anytime soon. Trump called his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, "Crooked Hillary" during the presidential campaign and afterward because she used private e-m
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Last week in tech: It’s Stardate 2017 Technology Plenty more happened besides 'Star Trek.' Here's what you missed in tech news. All the tech news you missed last week while waiting for the new Star Trek show. Read on.
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Monday's Top Deals: Yamaha Sound Bar, Air Purifier, Anker SoundCore and More We start off this week with deals on Yamaha Sound Bar , Air Purifier , Anker SoundCore speaker and more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar , $240 The advent of sound bars has made it easier than ever to get premium audio out of your home theater, and this Yamaha deal means it’s awfully affordable too. Advertisement $240 get
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Book Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of 'Why Dinosaurs Matter'Win a free copy of the new book "Why Dinosaurs Matter" by answering a trivia question about the paleo-beasts on Facebook this Tuesday (Sept. 26).
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The Misunderstood Roots of Burma's Rohingya Crisis Over the past month, a crackdown by Burma’s military has forced more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine state to flee to neighboring Bangladesh in what the UN human-rights chief has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The military crackdown was prompted by an attack August 25th by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a Muslim militant group with reported links to Pakist
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Scientists discover genes are controlled by 'nano footballs'Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by 'nano footballs' — structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball.
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Study examines legacies of rainforest burning in British ColumbiaAnalyses of temperate rain forests located on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada, suggest that for centuries, humans have intentionally used fire to manage plant life. The findings are published in the Journal of Biogeography.
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Creating brain cells to detect Tourette'sScientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are the first to use a genetic engineering which led to a Nobel Prize in 2012 for the Japanese and British scientists who discovered it to create brain cells from the blood cells of individuals in a three-generation family with Tourette's syndrome to help determine what causes the disease.
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UC research shows ticks are even tougher and nastier than you thoughtStudies by the University of Cincinnati are showing how ticks can survive drought and cold northern winters. UC is working with county parks on a surveillance program.
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Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve gradesA University of Washington-led study of college students has found that the social dynamics of a group, such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend, affect academic performance. Put simply, the more comfortable students are, the better they do, which yields benefits beyond the classroom.
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Climate insurance is rarely well thought out in agricultureInternationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change. However, it can also lead to undesirable ecological and social side effects, as UFZ researchers and their colleagues at the University of Oregon have explained in Global Environmental Change. The article also contains recommendations for improved insurance sc
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Study raises expectations for improved language skills in the deaf and hard-of-hearingUniversal screening of newborns for hearing loss before they leave the hospital is not enough to improve language skills of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. At least 40 percent of children with a hearing loss have the capacity for higher language levels — beyond what test scores indicate.
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Adding radiation to chemotherapy may dramatically improve survival for advanced NSCLCCombining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may curb disease progression dramatically when compared to NSCLC patients who only receive chemotherapy, according to a new randomized phase II clinical trial reported today at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
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Deloitte says 'very few' clients hit by hackDeloitte said Monday that "very few" of the accounting and consultancy firm's clients were affected by a hack after a news report said systems of blue-chip clients had been breached.
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Microsoft AI in use at Macy's, handling service requestsMicrosoft has created a virtual assistant that can be used by companies to respond to customer service requests.
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Trilobites: Pandas Are No Longer Endangered. But Their Habitat Is in Trouble.Logging, human encroachment and activities have fragmented the natural range of pandas in China, which could make recent population gains short-lived.
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High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they can now visualize individual macromolecular components within DNA, protein, or other complexes. However, this resolution typically requires sophisticated equipment applied to specially-processed samples, and it is difficult to simultaneously watch man
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Brug den glemte paragrafRegionerne kan betale for, at patienter bliver henvist til et kommunalt tilbud som alternativ til hospitalsindlæggelse. Men det gør de ikke.
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The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya KunduHow can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren't enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.
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Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluidA new two-dimensional film, made of polymers and nanoparticles and developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures. This finding could lead to soft robotics, liquid circuitry, shape-shifting fluids, and a host of new materials that use soft, rather than so
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How to Find the Specs for Any Device You Own Image: Gizmodo You probably know a bit about the laptops, smartphones, and other devices set in front of you, especially if you bought them after agonizing over the choices for weeks. Even for those devices you did carefully pick and buy yourself, as the years roll by it can be easy to forget exactly how much RAM is installed or what the make and model of the processor actually is. For devices yo
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After Brexit, EU English will be free to morph into a distinct variety The newfound neutrality of English in Europe may help it survive Brexit as the EU’s lingua franca … with the addition of a few distinctly un-British quirks If your planification isn’t up to snuff, you might need to precise your actorness. English in the EU, spoken primarily by non-native speakers, has taken on a life of its own. While “planification” might be jargon unlikely to pop up outside o
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Minority public managers prefer integrating social equity, traditional public valuesMinority public managers place more emphasis on both traditional values, like efficiency and effectiveness, and social equity when compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher and two fellow KU alumni.
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High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering led by core faculty member Peng Yin, Ph.D., has now developed a DNA nanotechnology-based method that allows for repeated, non-destructive recording of uniquely barcoded molecular pairings, rendering a detailed view of their components and geometries. In the future, the approach could help researchers understand how changes in
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Diet, in addition to alcohol consumption, may play important role in liver problemsA new study published in Alcohol and Alcoholism finds that mice bred to consume high amounts of alcohol, but controlled by diet, did not necessarily develop the most severe liver injuries, suggesting that diet may pay an important role in liver injury development.
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Clarifying perspectives to promote action on loss and damage from climate changeThe hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria highlight the potential for the climate system to cause loss and damage. 'Loss and damage' is a phrase used in different ways by people who work on climate policy, negotiation and adaptation/resilience. A new study clarifies these different perspectives which is a key issue now that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, is encourag
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Metabolism directly impacts the odds of developing malariaResearchers have found that the host's susceptibility to develop malaria depends on his or her metabolic state, which can be easily manipulated through external stimuli such as dietary patterns.
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Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drillIn order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a sophisticated weapon — a nanosized speargun. Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have now gained new insights into the construction, mode of action and recycling of this weapon. As they report in the journal Nature Microbiology, the speargun drills a hole into the neighboring cells in only a few thousandths of a se
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Novel protein interactions explain memory deficits in Parkinson's diseaseA study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, from Nature publishing group, describes the identification of a novel molecular pathway that can constitute a therapeutic target for cognitive defects in Parkinson's disease.
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The fastest light-driven current sourceControlling electronic current is essential to modern electronics, as data and signals are transferred by streams of electrons which are controlled at high speed. Demands on transmission speeds are also increasing as technology develops. Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have succeeded in switching on a current with a desired direction in graphene using a single laser
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Climate change can goad volcanoes into lifeGeologists from UNIGE, working with the University of Orléans, University Pierre and Marie Curie and the ICTJA-CSIC Institute analyzed volcanic data from the Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, when the Strait of Gibraltar was blocked and the Mediterranean temporarily isolated from the Atlantic. After testing various scenarios, the geologists concluded that the increase in magmatic
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Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluidA new type of 'bijel' created by Berkeley Lab scientists could one day lead to applications in soft robotics, liquid circuitry, and a host of other applications that could benefit from shape-shifting fluids.
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Autism's gender patternsHaving one child with autism is a well-known risk factor for having another one with the same disorder, but whether and how a sibling's gender influences this risk has remained largely unknown. Now new research led by scientists at Harvard Medical School has for the first time successfully quantified the likelihood that a family who has one child with autism would have another one with the same di
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Antibody protects against Zika and dengue, mouse study showsThe same countries hard hit by Zika virus — which can cause brain damage in babies infected before birth — are also home to dengue virus. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers report that they have found an antibody that protects against both viruses. These findings, in mice, could be a step towards an antibody-based preventative drug to protect fetuses from brain dam
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New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matterA team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers.
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Human antibodies from dengue patients can effectively treat Zika infection in miceScientists have discovered that antibodies taken from patients infectedwith dengue virus are effective in treating Zika infection in rodents.
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Visual attention drawn to meaning, not what stands outOur visual attention is drawn to parts of a scene that have meaning, rather than to those that are salient or 'stick out,' according to new research from the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis. The findings, published Sept. 25 in the journal Nature Human Behavior, overturn the widely held model of visual attention.
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Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop diseaseNew research reveals the most likely months and routes for the spread of new strains of airborne 'wheat stem rust' that could endanger global food security by ravaging wheat production across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the wider world.
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World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatenedThe most in-depth species survey to date finds an 'astonishing array' of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41 percent of all endangered species. However, researchers find a significant imbalance between tropical and temperate plants, and say even more capacity should be given to conservation, as there is 'no technical reason for plant species to become extinct.'
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Big brains in birds provides survival advantage: Washington University study in Nature journalIn a study whose embargo lifts Sept. 25, Washington University in St. Louis scientists along with a Canadian biologist learn that brainier birds are better able to colonize inhospitable places, among other findings.
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Researchers developing new technique that uses light to separate mirrored moleculesLeft- and right-handed versions of molecules can be hard to tell apart but can have devastatingly different effects. The Dionne lab is developing an optical filter to sort these molecules, which could lead to purer and safer drugs and agrichemicals.
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Are children who see movie characters use guns more likely to use them?Children who watched a PG-rated movie clip containing guns played with a disabled real gun longer and pulled the trigger more often than children who saw the same movie not containing guns, according to the results of a randomized experiment published in a new article by JAMA Pediatrics.
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SNAP enrollment associated with reduced health care spending among poorEnrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation's largest program aimed at alleviating food insecurity, was associated with reduced health care spending by low-income adults in the United States over a two-year period, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program participation may reduce health care costsA study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator suggests that participation in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program — formerly known as the Food Stamp Program — may reduce health care costs for recipients.
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Panda habitat shrinking, becoming more fragmentedUsing remote sensing data, Chinese and US scientists have re-assessed the conservation status of the giant panda. Their analysis shows that while panda numbers are increasing, their habitat still covers less area and is more fragmented than it was in 1988, when the species was listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.
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Study finds 75 percent of depressed cancer center patients were previously undiagnosedA new study of patients at an urban cancer center points to a potentially serious problem that may limit the impact of clinical cancer care — undiagnosed depression.
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What Germany’s election results mean for science A new coalition could face battles over gene editing and climate regulations. Nature 549 441 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22667
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North Korea Says That Trump's UN Speech Was a Declaration of War North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho just had a rare press conference outside the United Nations in New York. And it’s not great. The diplomat declared that the US has declared war on North Korea. And he stressed that he hopes the world remembers in the future that it was the US who declared war first. “As you already know, for the last few days, the United Nations sincerely wished that the
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Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, satellite data shows.
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Star Trek: Discovery Goes Out Boldly, But We Still Don't Know Where to Yet All images: CBS The prevailing question about Star Trek: Discovery is “Is it good enough?” Is it good enough to justify all the delays? Is it good enough to get over the fact that CBS embargoed all reviews until now? Is it good enough to justify paying $5.99 ($9.99 without commercials) a month? And, based on the first two episodes, the answer appears to be “Maybe?” Last night’s two-episode premie
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Kids Who See Hollywood Gunplay More Likely to Use GunsChildren who watch movies that include gun violence may be more likely to use guns themselves, a new study finds.
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A warming Arctic can actually make our winters colder Environment Can you say polar vortex? As the Arctic melts, it can shift weather patterns—leading to colder winters in North America and Eurasia.
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Scientists monitor Silicon Valley's underground water reserves—from spaceScientists have used satellite data to monitor underground water reserves in California's Silicon Valley, discovering that water levels rebounded quickly after a severe drought that lasted from 2012-15.
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Researchers find way to chart changes in the speed of deep-ocean currents using the most modest of materials—mudResearchers have found a way to chart changes in the speed of deep-ocean currents using the most modest of materials – mud. The approach, reported in the journal Deep-Sea Research Part I, could provide scientists with a better basis for understanding the behaviour of ancient ocean currents and, in an age of mounting apprehension over climate change, could help them to judge what level of fluctuati
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Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop diseaseStem rust, named for the blackening pustules that infect plant stems, caused devastating crop epidemics and famine for centuries before being tamed by fungicides and resistance genes.
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New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matterA team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers.
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World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatenedThe world's botanic gardens contain at least 30% of all known plant species, including 41% of all those classed as 'threatened', according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of diversity in 'ex-situ' collections: those plants conserved outside natural habitats.
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Panda habitat shrinking, becoming more fragmentedA study by Chinese and U.S. scientists finds that while populations of the iconic giant panda have increased recently, the species' habitat still covers less area and is more fragmented than when it was first listed as an endangered species in 1988.
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Researchers developing new technique that uses light to separate mirrored moleculesMolecules made in labs often have a downside that nature mysteriously avoids. The problem is that many molecules are chiral, which means they have an asymmetrical structure. A consequence of chirality is that when we synthesize a chiral molecule we also often make its doppelganger, a mirror image of the intended molecule. The two may look similar but, like the right and left hand, they aren't inte
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Big brains in birds provides survival advantage: studyGiven how proud we are of our big brains, it's ironic that we haven't yet figured out why we have them. One idea, called the cognitive buffer hypothesis, is that the evolution of large brains is driven by the adaptive benefits of being able to mount quick, flexible behavioral responses to frequent or unexpected environmental change.
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China May Make Life a Little Easier for American Electric Automakers
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It’s tougher than ever to build an awesome marriage Although the average marriage today is struggling, the best marriages are flourishing like never before, a new book argues. In The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work (Dutton, 2017), relationship expert and Northwestern University professor Eli Finkel reverse-engineers today’s best marriages, distilling strategies that couples can use to strengthen their own marriages. Building a
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Patients undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest do not benefit from ACLS during transportThere is no association between prehospital advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and survival to hospital discharge in patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. ACLS is, however, associated with an improvement in prehospital return of spontaneous circulation, but with longer delays to hospital arrival.
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Child abuse affects brain wiringFor the first time, researchers have been able to see changes in the neural structures in specific areas of the brains of people who suffered severe abuse as children. The researchers believe that these changes may contribute to the emergence of depressive disorders and suicidal behavior.
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The rat race is over: New livestock model for stroke could speed discoveryResearchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed the first US pig model for stroke treatments.
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New delayed-release stimulant improves morning ADHD symptoms and all-day functioningA phase 3 study of children ages 6-12 years with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shown that a delayed-release, long-acting formulation of the stimulant methylphenidate, when taken in the evening, led to significant improvement in ADHD symptoms and functional impairment first thing the next morning, compared to a placebo.
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Minority public managers prefer integrating social equity, traditional public valuesMinority public managers place more emphasis on both traditional values, like efficiency and effectiveness, and social equity when compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher and two fellow KU alumni.
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Breast cancer patients largely find radiation therapy experience better than expectedA new survey finds breast cancer patients' actual radiation therapy experiences largely exceeded their expectations.
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Brain damage in fish affected by plastic nanoparticlesCalculations have shown that 10 per cent of all plastic produced around the world ultimately ends up in the oceans. As a result, a large majority of global marine debris is in fact plastic waste. Human production of plastics is a well-known environmental concern, but few studies have studied the effects of tiny plastic particles, known as nanoplastic particles.
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There is almost no research on what distinguishes potential terrorists, study findsA recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual's risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors and the need for additional research in this area.
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Verdens bredeste fly består motortestFlyvemaskinen Stratolaunch gennemfører indledende motortest. Flyet er nu et skridt tættere på afgang.
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One of the World's Biggest Accounting Firms Hacked After Basic Security Goof Photo: Wikimedia Commons For months, the systems of Deloitte , a consulting and accounting firm that ranks among the world’s “ big four ,” were compromised and hardly anyone knew it. According to the Guardian , the breach has been kept under wraps since it was noticed by administrators in March. The attackers were able to access information from Deloitte’s major corporate and government clients i
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Deadspin The Lions Got Screwed By A Correct Call | Jezebel Puerto Rico Is in an Absolute Crisis | Th Deadspin The Lions Got Screwed By A Correct Call | Jezebel Puerto Rico Is in an Absolute Crisis | The Root Jay-Z Speaks On Trump ‘ With All Disrespect’ | Splinter Trump Found His Perfect Pet Cause in Going to War on NFL Players |
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Scientists monitor Silicon Valley's underground water reserves — from spaceScientists monitoring Silicon Valley's underground water reserves from space have found that water levels rebounded quickly after a severe drought that lasted from 2012-15. The research points to the success of aggressive conservation measures. It also helps to lay the groundwork for low-cost monitoring of subterranean water reserves in California and elsewhere in the world.
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With extra sugar, leaves get fat tooEat too much without exercising and you'll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. A new study shows that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too. In plants, this extra fat accumulation could be a good thing. It could help turn plants into factories for making biofuels and other useful chemicals.
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Analyse: Her er proportionerne, som debatten om mikroplast manglerDanske miljøpolitikere sprang i sidste uge op af stolene, da et forskerhold fandt 18 mikroplastpartikler per liter dansk vandværksvand. Men hvad ved vi om, hvor stort et problem det er for vores sundhed i forhold til anden forurening? Ingeniøren har samlet et par svar.
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Steve Lacy's Newest Song, '4Real,' Is Anti-Pop GeniusWith no center, no formal structure, or even a skillful conclusion, the polymath's newest song confirms his unconventional undertaking.
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Indonesian Island Prepares for Devastating Volcanic Eruption Image: AP This month has been marked with a staggering number of geological and meteorological catastrophes. Powerful hurricanes have pummeled the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, and a spate of earthquake events rocked Mexico. Now, geologists worry that seismic activity in Indonesia will lead to a powerful volcanic eruption. A 10,000-foot peak on the Indonesian island of Bali has begun rumbling
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Why people shy away from using public defibrillators People are reluctant to use public access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests, research suggests. Published in the European Heart Journal , the new analysis of existing international studies indicates that a number of factors prevent members of the public from using them and potentially saving lives. “Public access defibrillation is very effective in certain cases of cardiac arrest outside of
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PLO’s repræsentantskab godkender overenskomst Godt halvanden uge efter, at PLO og regionerne blev enige om en overenskomstaftale for almen praksis, har de praktiserende lægers repræsentantskab godkendt aftalen med overbevisende flertal.
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Global aktion lukker over 3.500 hjemmesider med ulovlig medicinDanske myndigheder har deltaget i en global aktion mod ulovlig medicin, som har resulteret i lukning af over 3.500 hjemmesider med ulovlig medicin, 354 anholdelser og tilbageholdelse af medicin for over 320 mio. kr.
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Microsoft's Nadella Wants to Help Coders Take a Quantum LeapQuantum computers don’t exist but Microsoft released a programming language for them.
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Trump's Red Light Letter to the NFL It’s hard to imagine Major League Baseball inviting President Trump to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before any World Series games next month. And he definitely won’t be tossing the coin before the Super Bowl next February. Over the weekend, Trump ignited a firestorm in the sports world by harshly criticizing the NFL for failing to punish players who take a knee during “The Star-Spangled Ban
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Australia Is Finally Getting Its Very Own Space Agency The Australia Telescope Compact Array. (Image: CSIRO) In an effort to stimulate job growth and innovation, the federal government of Australia has announced that it will establish the country’s very first space agency. Australia is one of the only developed countries in the world without a national space agency, but that’s now set to change with an announcement made on Monday local time. Details
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Forsvaret om nordkoreanske tvangsarbejdere: Vi kan umuligt sikre os ud i alle ledEn kontrakt viser, hvordan nordkoreanske tvangsarbejdere blev hyret til byggeriet af dansk inspektionsskib via underleverandøren i andet led. Både Forsvaret og værfternes brancheorganisation ser håndhævelse af arbejdsforhold på værfter som en udfordring.
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Discovered: Gene associated with schizophrenia risk regulates early brain developmentA gene associated with the risk of schizophrenia regulates critical components of early brain development, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State University. The gene is involved in the translation of proteins from RNA and in the proliferation and migration of neurons in the brain. Understanding the function of this gene — described this month in journal Molecular Psychiatry
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Study: There is almost no research on what distinguishes potential terroristsA recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual's risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors and the need for additional research in this area.
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Filter may be a match for fracking waterA superhydrophilic filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of contaminants from water used in hydraulic fracturing operations at shale oil and gas wells.
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Drug targeting technique could aid therapies for immune diseasesA new technique that targets drugs to specific cells could lead to improved therapies for diseases caused by an overactive immune response. The research from the University of Edinburgh could help people affected by conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases, where the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues.
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Brain damage in fish affected by plastic nanoparticlesA new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that plastic particles in water may end up inside fish brains. The plastic can cause brain damage, which is the likely cause of behavioral disorders observed in the fish.
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Getting the measure of mudFor the first time, researchers have been able to use mud deposited on the depths of the ocean floor to measure changes in the speed of deep-sea currents. Using mud as a current meter could help scientists to identify fluctuating patterns in ocean current speeds stretching back into prehistory, enabling climate change researchers to get a better sense of how currents behave over time.
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Electronic triage tool improves patient care in emergency departmentsWhen a patient arrives in any emergency department, one of the first steps in their care process is triage, an opportunity for a care team member to identify critically ill patients and assign priority treatment levels.
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Maternal diet could affect kids' brain reward circuitryResearchers in France found that rats who ate junk food during pregnancy had heavier pups that strongly preferred fat straight after weaning. However, a balanced diet in childhood seemed to reduce the pups' desire for fat. The pups also showed altered brain reward circuitry into adulthood. The findings could have implications for childhood nutrition and obesity in Western countries.
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Scientists call for more research on how human activities affect the seabedA group of UK scientists, coordinated by the University of Southampton, has published extensive research into how industry and environmental change are affecting our seafloors, but say more work is needed to help safeguard these complex ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people for the future.
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Cancer vaccines need to target T cells that can persist in the long fight against cancerCancer vaccines may need to better target T cells that can hold up to the long fight against cancer, scientists report.Studies of two T cell types that are equally activated by alpha-fetoprotein, a well-established antigen made by liver cancer, show that while one starts off with a bang, the other endures as the more powerful tumor fighter.
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Parts of UK identified as high risk areas for Lyme disease South England and Scottish Highlands have higher prevalence of infected ticks which cause the disease, says health body The south of England and the Scottish Highlands have been earmarked as high risk areas for Lyme disease. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said some areas appear to have higher prevalence of infected ticks which cause the disease. But the health body s
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Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology?North Korea is more than willing to breach sanctions to earn cash — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Semi-autonomous Cadillacs en route to dealershipsGeneral Motors' Cadillac luxury brand is embarking on a cross-country drive to show off its version of a car that almost drives itself on the freeway.
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This Cable Will Boggle Your Mind With the Highest Data Capacity Ever to Cross the Atlantic
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Health body warns many UK areas have high Lyme disease riskThe South of England and Scottish Highlands have been named as high risk areas for Lyme disease, but infection can occur in many parts of the UK
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Satellite view of Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose fadingThe National Hurricane Center issued their final advisory on Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. EDT. NOAA's GOES East satellite saw the circulation of Jose on Sept. 23 off the New England coast as it continued to weaken. All Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued.
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Is Curiosity A Positive Or Negative Feeling? Not all feelings of curiosity are the same. A study finds that one factor affecting the balance of negative and positive when it comes to curiosity is time, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo. (Image credit: Alex vandeHoef/Getty Images)
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NASA Designed This Low-Tech Rover to Survive VenusThe last time a bot visited Venus, it lasted less than an hour. NASA thinks it can change that.
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Why Is Weed Getting More Potent? GIF Photo illustration: Elena Scotti/GMG, photos via Shutterstock The feds began monitoring the potency of the nation’s pot supply in the ‘70s by drawing samples from stashes seized by law enforcement, and boy was it schwag. The percentage of THC—the main psychoactive component in cannabis—averaged from less than 1% in 1975 to just under 3% a decade later, according to the data . These notoriousl
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Pump Up the Bass With the First Deal On Anker's SoundCore Boost Anker SoundCore Boost , $63 with code KMFGKG5G Anker’s original SoundCore is our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker , and today you can save on the new, more powerful SoundCore Boost . While the original sounds great with dual 6W drivers, the Boost upgrades you to dual 10W drivers, so it should be loud enough to fill a large room, even during a party. The biggest difference though wil
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A 'social control' system guarantees embryonic stem cell purityA sophisticated system of 'social control' operating between neighboring cells allows embryos to protect the purity of their pluripotent cell population, which is able to generate all body tissues.
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Open-ended laboratory tests for cyclists could help athletes train betterScientists at the University of Kent's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences have discovered that cyclists can perform better when they do not have to pace their efforts.Using 17 experienced male cyclists in a series of tests, they compared open-ended Time-To-Exhaustion (TTE) trials that are often used in laboratories with race-like Time-Trials to measure endurance performance. All of the cyclists
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Auxin drives leaf flatteningScientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology in Beijing discovered that the classical phytohormone auxin enables leaf blade expansion and leaf flattening.
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NASA infrared data targets Maria's strongest sideInfrared light provides valuable temperature data to forecasters and cloud top temperatures give clues about highest, coldest, strongest storms within a hurricane. NASA's Aqua satellite provided that data and showed strongest storms were in Hurricane Maria's southwestern quadrant.
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NASA finds wind shear affecting Hurricane Maria as its eye clearsSatellite imagery from NASA shows that Hurricane Maria continues to move in a northerly direction while its eye remained east of the Bahamas. NASA's Aqua satellite showed high clouds over the eye on Sept. 22 and one side of the hurricane over the Bahamas. On Sept. 23, NOAA's GOES East satellite revealed a more clear eye but a less symmetric storm as Maria moved away from the Bahamas.
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Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting moleculesA synthetic DNA-targeting molecule could pave the way for tissue regeneration.
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Professor om Aarhus Letbane: Man spørger sig selv, hvad i alverden der foregårEnten er ledelsen i Aarhus Letbane inkompetent, eller også har selskabet tilbageholdt vigtige oplysninger for Aarhus Kommune, siger ekspert i offentlige anlægsprojekter.
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Organic consumers mean businessGroundbreaking research from Aarhus BSS shows that organic consumers are standing fast and are buying more and more organic products following an increasingly predictable pattern. Coop Denmark sees great potential in the research results.
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A brain-system that builds confidence in what we see, hear and touchA series of experiments at EPFL provide conclusive evidence that the brain uses a single mechanism (supramodality) to estimate confidence in different senses such as audition, touch, or vision. The study is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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UNIST presents new synthesis method for click chemistrySouth Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented a new way to advance click chemistry.
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Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting moleculesResearchers in Japan constructed a synthetic molecule that can recognize and bind with a specific DNA sequence and promotes differentiation of hiPSCs into heart muscle cells.
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Semitransparent and flexible — Solar cells made from atomically thin sheetA new method for fabricating semitransperant, flexible solar cells has greatly improved power conversion efficiency.
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NTU scientists develop patch which could improve healing and reduce scarringScientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new gel patch prototype that could speed up the healing of a skin wound while minimising the formation of scars.
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Long-term survival rates double previous estimates for locally advanced lung cancerLong-term results of a phase III clinical trial indicate that survival rates for patients receiving chemoradiation for unresectable, locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may be more than twice as high as previous estimates.
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New mathematical model will explain the correlation between migration and living standardsThe scientist from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Centre National de la Recherche Scientific and the University of Leicester has shown how the wealth of a country relates to its migration rates. A new mathematical model has laid the basis for future research in this field. The study was published in the Nonlinear Analysis journal.
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NASA infrared data targets Maria's strongest sideInfrared light provides valuable temperature data to forecasters and cloud top temperatures give clues about highest, coldest, strongest storms within a hurricane. NASA's Aqua satellite provided that data and showed strongest storms were in Hurricane Maria's southwestern quadrant.
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Satellite view of Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose fadingThe National Hurricane Center issued their final advisory on Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. EDT. NOAA's GOES East satellite saw the circulation of Jose on Sept. 23 off the New England coast as it continued to weaken. All Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued.
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Intel Core i9-7960X review: It beats Threadripper, but for a price Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) Whether the Core i9-7960X was always part of Intel's plans for the high end desktop (HEDT), or whether it was haphazardly rushed to market to combat AMD's bullish Threadripper platform, one thing is clear: Intel once again has the fastest slice of silicon on the market. With 16 cores and 32 threads, matching AMD's flagship Threadripper 1950X , the i9-7960X is an unas
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Meteor that killed dinos may have sped up bird evolution A new study suggests the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago could have increased the pace of evolution in birds, their only remaining descendants. The meteor-induced mass extinction (a.k.a. the K-Pg event) led to an acceleration in the rate of genetic evolution among its avian survivors, find researchers. These survivors may have been much smaller than their pre-extin
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Seniorforsker fra Statens Serums Institut får hæderspris Hæderspris inden for forskning uddeles i år til seniorforsker fra Statens Serums Institut, Anders Peter Hviid.
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Tesla Model 3 owners are sharing more info on model as deliveries increase Enlarge (credit: Tesla) If the past is anything to go by, we expect it might be some time before Tesla has any Model 3 electric cars for us to review. The company's order books are overflowing, and in the past we've seen that any production capacity is prioritized for paying customers rather than the press. But as Model 3s start finding their way into the hands of customers who aren't Tesla emplo
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The Atlantic’s Highest Capacity Data Cable Will Boggle Your Mind
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It-kæmper trækker transatlantisk 160 terabit-kabel i landRekord-hurtigt transatlantisk kabel fra Microsoft og Facebook giver plads til 71 millioner videostrømme.
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Thinking 'out-of-the-box' may build a better brain and prevent dementiaWith disease-modifying treatment trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD) currently unsuccessful and only medications to treat symptoms available, what now? A leading neuroscientist has developed the "Dementia Prevention Initiative," which abandons generalized ways to research and treat AD. His secret weapon: a novel "N-of-1 design" that tailors medicine down to a single patient. Instead of conducting
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Fresh blood for damaged tissues via alginate hydrogelsA team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering led by David Mooney Ph.D., a Founding Core Faculty of the Wyss and the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), engineered an alginate hydrogel infused with VEGF and IGF in order to promote vascularization in the ischemic hind limbs of aged mic
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NASA finds wind shear affecting Hurricane Maria as its eye clearsSatellite imagery from NASA shows that Hurricane Maria continues to move in a northerly direction while its eye remained east of the Bahamas. NASA's Aqua satellite showed high clouds over the eye on Sept. 22 and one side of the hurricane over the Bahamas.
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Researchers analyze chemical composition of the newly discovered star cluster Gaia 1(Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Andreas Koch of the Lancaster University, U.K., has recently conducted a detailed chemical abundance study of the recently discovered star cluster Gaia 1. The research, published Sept. 12 on arXiv.org, offers new insights into the nature of this newly found cluster.
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Here’s Our First Good Look At How The Tesla Model 3's Touchscreen Works Easily one of the most controversial and surprising things about the Tesla Model 3 was its single rectangular 17-inch touchscreen on the dashboard and seeming lack of any physical controls. Surely, we thought, the production car wouldn’t be that simplistic; what about buttons? What about physical controls? But the screen is the real deal, and now we have a good idea how it operates. This video fr
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Don't Get Too Excited About the Latest Rumored Character Appearing in Avengers 4 The Fantastic Beasts sequel casts another villain. Karin Koroval is returning to The X-Files , but not in the way you’re probably expecting. The Flash promises a cerebral component to its new big bad. Plus, what’s to come on Star Trek: Discovery , and new looks at Blade Runner 2049 . To me, my spoilers! Avengers 4 Hayley Atwell has sparked much speculation after posting a photo to her instagram o
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See How Human Activity Is Changing Animal Migration PatternsA new book maps how animals navigate a world heavily altered by urban development and climate change.
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Cantina Talk: There Might Be a 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer Soon!The latest round of Star Wars rumors has some details on when fans could get a new look at Rian Johnson's movie.
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Google and Levi's Made a Jacket that Connects to the InternetWelcome to the future of internet-connected fashion.
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Microsoft Ignite: Skype for Business merging into Teams Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft's Ignite business and IT conference started today in Orlando, and, as we've come to expect, the big emphasis was on the continued evolution of Microsoft's cloud, machine learning, and software-as-a-service offerings. The company is shaking up its communications offerings for Office 365 users, as it continues to try to figure out how to make the best use of it
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Microsoft Ignite: SQL Server 2017 for Linux goes live; or Windows, if you want Apparently. (credit: Microsoft) SQL Server 2017 went into general availability today. Today's release is a remarkable step in SQL Server's history, because it's not just a release for Windows. Today marks the general availability of SQL Server 2017 for Linux. There's also a containerized version for deployment using Docker. SQL Server for Linux was announced in March of last year to widespread su
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When Bad DNA Tests Lead to False Convictions Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo If you’ve ever watched a prime-time crime drama like CSI, you know that DNA evidence is often the linchpin that makes a case. Match a suspect’s DNA to DNA found at the scene of a crime and it’s certain they’re the culprit. The thing is, it’s not always that simple. Most people think of DNA testing as a monolithic, infallible technique. But there are many different
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Neandertal kids were a lot like kids today — at least in how they grewAncient youngster’s spine and brain grew at relatively slow pace.
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Microsoft makes play for next wave of computing with quantum computing toolkit Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced its moves to embrace the next big thing in computing: quantum computing. Later this year, Microsoft will release a new quantum computing programming language, with full Visual Studio integration, along with a quantum computing simulator. With these, developers will be able to both develop and debug quantum programs im
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A 14th-century plague helped reveal just how long humans have polluted the planet Environment Before the Black Death, there was lead in the air. Most people think about air pollution as something that became a problem when the Industrial Revolution happened, but ice cores and historical records indicate that…
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Dansk firma hiver augmented reality ind på byggepladsenVR-SERIE: Det danske firma Dalux har tilføjet augmented reality til deres 3D-modelssystem. Præcisionen har været en udfordring.
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Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K brings six cores to the mainstream on October 5 Enlarge Coffee Lake desktop processors, the follow up to 2016's Kaby Lake processors, launch on October 5, Intel announced today. Like the recent U-series Kaby Lake Refresh laptop processors, which also launched under the "8th generation" moniker, Coffee Lake is largely based on the same core 14nm architecture as Kaby Lake, which in turn was essentially just Skylake , but with more cores across t
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‘Labyrinth’ chip splits cancer cells from blood for testing A new chip, inspired by the labyrinth of Greek mythology, can separate rare cancer cells from blood for analysis. Tumor cells isolated from blood samples have the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment by enabling doctors to plan customized treatments, monitor genetic changes, and flag the presence of aggressive cells that are likely to spread the cancer. The trouble is that circulating canc
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Efter nye sparekrav råber sjællandske overlæge op I et åbent brev til ledelsen på Sjællands Universitetshospital, Køge og regionsrådsformand Jens Stenbæk (V) råber overlægerne på sygehuset nu vagt i gevær.
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Image of the Day: Fossil GutsScientists unearthed an intact, fossilized digestive organ of a 500-million-year-old trilobite-a prehistoric relative of the horseshoe crab.
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Trilobite Tummies Revealed in New FossilsEver wonder what a trilobite's gut looked like?
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Newly revealed autism-related genes include genes involved in cancerResearchers in Italy have applied a computational technique that accounts for how genes interact, to find new networks of related genes that may be involved in autism spectrum disorder. Some of the genes have not been previously linked to the disorder, and could help scientists to better understand it and develop new treatments.
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Is Bali volcano about to erupt?Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.
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Australia to create national space agencyThe country is one of the few major developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.
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How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasuresIllicit trade in cultural artefacts destroys historical knowledge and finances terrorism. "Professionals have to say no to authenticating cultural artefacts of questionable or dubious ownership history," says researcher Josephine Munch Rasmussen.
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Filter may be a match for fracking waterA new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells.
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Just what is our problem with numbers?Most people are aware of arachnophobia, but have you heard of arithmophobia? Even if you haven't, you've likely come across it.
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What happens when a bird strikes a plane?In bowling, a strike is the best shot you can make. In aviation jargon, however, a strike happens when a bird suddenly crosses the trajectory of an aeroplane. Usually, with an adverse outcome for the bird.
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Negative Experiences in Childhood May Permanently Alter Your DNA We used to think of genes themselves as set in stone. But the story is far more complex. Read More
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Here are the options for dealing with North Korea In his Tuesday address at the United Nations General Assembly, US President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” if the US is forced to defend itself or its allies. Over the past month, North Korea conducted its largest nuclear test and fired its longest-traveling missile. Michael R. Auslin is a research fellow in contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution at Stanford Univers
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Introverts think they won't like being leaders but they are capableIntroverts often don't think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.
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The September Scythe Marathon is near! It’s tiiiiiiime. Starting at 8 AM EDT on 9/27 , you’ll have 24 hours to grow and complete one single cell. This is a Scythe Marathon, so instead of admins babysitting the cell as it progresses, the Scythes will take charge. Get pumped up! Bonuses for Normal Play Trace 20 cubes – 2,000 point bonus Trace 50 cubes – 5,000 point bonus Trace 150 cubes – 20,000 point bonus Trace 300 cubes – 40,000 poin
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Kneeling for Life and Liberty Is Patriotic Donald Trump, who has a disturbing history of praising brutal dictators , possesses no better than a Twitter troll’s understanding of what it means to be an American patriot. He spent the weekend trolling the NFL over the players protesting police violence during the national anthem, though any other president would have been attending to the millions of fellow citizens suffering in Puerto Rico;
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Scientists: Advertise Your Failures!They’re a part of every career, and being upfront about them can help put things in perspective — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environmentHurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And just as we began to piece together the devastating and potentially long–term impacts of Irma, Hurricane Maria has now left another path of destruction. Puerto Rico, the British dependency of the Turks and Caicos, and many other Caribbean islands have suff
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With extra sugar, leaves get fat tooEat too much without exercising and you'll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too.
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Last Chance to Get a Custom-Tailored Suit For $339 From Indochino [Exclusive] Indochino Premium Suits , $339 + free shipping, use promo code KINJA17 You voted Indochino your favorite custom clothing company by a wide margin, and this week you can dress yourself in one of 30 brand new premium suits for just $339 . Use promo code KINJA17 . Note : Today is the last day to take advantage of this deal. These suits are all new arrivals, and you won’t even find them anywhere else
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Fully renewable India in 2050 can take a shortcut to emission-free futureIndia can function on a fully renewable electricity system in 2050. This is the result of a new research by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). The study shows that developing countries that have an abundance of renewable resources do not need to take the path of the western countries where increasing living standards have been coupled with heavy emissions from electricity generation and
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Selvransagelse i robotindustrien: Der skal tales mere om værdiRobotindustrien stirrer sig for blind på teknologien, medgiver den danske robotforhandler Bila Robotics, der ser et stort fremtidigt marked for udlejning og leasing af robotter, som det er blevet almindeligt i Silicon Valley.
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What If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef? In America, beef accounts for 37 percent of all human-induced methane released into the air. Methane is 23 times as warming to the climate as carbon dioxide. In a recent article , Atlantic senior editor James Hamblin highlighted research that found one dietary change—replacing beef with beans—could get the U.S. as much as 74 percent of the way to meeting 2020 greenhouse-gas emission goals. As Ham
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Scientists call for more research on how human activities affect the seabedA group of UK scientists, co-ordinated by the University of Southampton, has published extensive research into how industry and environmental change are affecting our seafloors, but say more work is needed to help safeguard these complex ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people for the future.
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High hopes for Australian bid to breed panda cubsA giant panda couple struggling to produce cubs in an Australian zoo have been given a helping hand by vets who hope to overcome the bears' notorious breeding difficulties with three artificial inseminations.
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Why it's important to examine how we teach and test physics to reduce gender biasWe made something of a splash with our recent article suggesting that gender gaps in student performance in physics could result from gender differences in urination practice (standing versus sitting).
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Afdødes Facebook-profiler sender reklamer til pårørende Har afdøde personer indvilliget i lidt for mange ting på Facebook, kan pårørende komme ud for den tvivlsomme oplevelse, at profilerne post mortem reklamerer for alskens spil og tjenester på Facebook. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/afdoedes-facebook-profiler-sender-reklamer-paaroerende-1080980 Version2
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The science and technology committee shouldn't be filled with scientists, female or not The row about the science and technology select committee’s lack of diversity reveals that we are still confused about what such groups are for On Saturday, hundreds of Labour women – politicians, stakeholders and activists – from across the country met in Brighton, in advance of Labour party conference, for the annual Labour party women’s conference. This year was special, because for the first
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Image: Soaring over JupiterThis striking image of Jupiter was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet.
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To boldly go for it: why the split infinitive is no longer a mistake It was the Victorians who decided that splitting an infinitive was a grammatical error. Now, researchers says, there is good reason to consign the rule to history Name: The split infinitive. Age: 800 years. Ish. Continue reading…
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Watch the US Military Launch a Super Secret Spy Satellite Into Space GIF The NROL-42 spy satellite was launched atop an Atlas V rocket from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early on Sunday morning, Eastern time. And while we don’t know anything about the tech specs or what it will be spying on, it’s a safe bet to say that it’s part of the most advanced spying apparatus the world has ever known. “This launch is the culmination of many months of work by United
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Siemens and Alstom on brink of rail merger: reportFrance's Alstom and Germany's Siemens have a deal ready to sign that would merge their rail businesses in the face of Chinese competition, German business daily Handelsblatt reported Monday.
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Uber boss says sorry over London 'mistakes' (Update)The chief executive of Uber apologised Monday for "mistakes" made by the US ride-sharing app after London authorities refused to renew its licence, but still vowed to appeal the decision.
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Oxygen-deficient dwarf galaxy hints at makings of early universeA recently discovered dwarf galaxy in the constellation Lynx may serve well as a proxy for better understanding the developing chemistry of the early universe, according to a research team that includes University of Virginia astronomers.
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NASA tech aids search following Mexico quakeDisaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City were responding to this week's 7.1-magnitude earthquake by using a suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats under rubble.
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Towards pesticidovigilanceA fascinating insight paper, "Towards pesticidovigilance" published in Science today by Dr Alice Milner, Lecturer in Physical Geography at Royal Holloway and Professor Ian Boyd (School of Biology, University of St Andrews), looks at global pesticide regulation and the lessons to be learned from the regulation and monitoring of pharmaceuticals which could improve environmental sustainability and le
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Research shows lower injury rates in New Zealand racehorsesNew research has shown that racehorses in New Zealand have a lower risk of injury than in other countries, with further work needed to explain why.
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The Post-Antibiotic Era Is Here. Now What?The war of resistance might be lost, but computational modeling is helping doctors and scientists predict and contain new bacterial threats.
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The World’s Most Stunning Moths Will Set Your Heart AflutterMost people want moths to go away. Emmet Gowin wants to photograph them.
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What Happens to Tattoo Ink After It's Injected into Your Skin?Once tattoo ink is injected into the skin, it doesn't all stay put, research is finding.
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Image: Rosetta's ever-changing view of a cometThese 210 images reflect Rosetta's ever-changing view of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko between July 2014 and September 2016.
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Engineers explore origami to create folding spacecraftAn ancient art form has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, Study FindsOne of the most well-known purported uses for medical marijuana is to alleviate symptoms related to cancer treatment, and a new study finds that use of the drug among cancer patients is not uncommon.
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Teens and Parents Agree – Mobile Devices Are Pervasive DistractionNew research shows that families in Japan and the U.S. struggle in very similar ways with how technology is affecting their lives, their relationships and each other.
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Voodoo rituals—from spectacle to trauma alleviationVoodoo rituals are more than mere show. As Yvonne Schaffler was able to demonstrate with the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, such rituals fulfill important social and therapeutic functions. As a cultural and social anthropologist, she studied practices relating to possession by spirits in the Caribbean.
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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone el
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The nuclear stalemate is crumbling – what are our options?The two-party game theory of the cold war doesn't work any more – time for a new approach
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Alligators versus sharks: Who wins this ultimate showdown?A review of historical accounts shows there have been several alligator-on-shark grudge matches, hinting at an unlikely food source
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Gigantisk dige skaber splid i synkende JakartaIndonesien er i gang med første fase af et op til 250 milliarder dyrt digeprojekt i Jakarta-bugten. Planen skal mindske oversvømmelsesrisikoen i den synkende storby, men møder modstand fra fiskere, Jakartas kommende guvernør og hollandske ngo’er.
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NASA tests first 3-D printed rocket engine part made with two different alloysEngineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA's first 3-D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3-D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, with more than one metal is
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A New Push for the Male "Pill"An international clinical trial will give a contraceptive gel a test drive — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A preparative-scale reaction using platinum clusters with a single-digit atomicity realizedSubnanometer noble-metal clusters have been studied for catalytic applications. For example, platinum is used as a catalyst for fuel cells. Platinum is indispensable as a material for the next-generation energy grid, but it is a rare metal with limited reserves. In order to make effective use of resources, it is essential to improve the atomic-level accuracy of subnanometer metal clusters and incr
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Crash scene investigation reveals resting place of SMART-1 impactObservations of the moon have revealed the final resting place of the European Space Agency's first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent into a controlled impact with the lunar surface 11 years ago. Although an impact flash was imaged at the time by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on the dark side of the boundary between night and day on the lunar surface, the exact location had not
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Age and content of textile fragment is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of AssisiFor more than 700 years the Friary of Folloni near Montella in Italy has protected and guarded some small fragments of textile.
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Polsk værft: Ingen nordkoreanere arbejdede på Forsvarets skibDet polske værft Crist erkender, at underleverandører har benyttet nordkoreanske arbejdere, men står fast på, at arbejderne ikke har været på det danske inspektionsskib ‘Lauge Koch’. Det til trods for, at kontrakter og mundtlige kilder peger på det.
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Techtopia #19: Cyklen er den sande disruption – ikke TeslaPodcast: Måske går du rundt og tror, at Teslas elbiler skal frelse verdens storbyer fra et forurenende trafikkaos? Men du tager fejl. Det rigtige svar er din gamle cykel.
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Skatteministeriet mørklægger EFI-sagen over for pressen I flere måneder har Version2 forsøgt at få et relativt lille sæt af dokumenter udleveret fra Skatteministeriet. Nu er der vedtaget en undersøgelseskommission, hvilket trækker dokumenterne endnu længere fra offentligheden. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/skatteministeriet-moerklaegger-efi-sagen-pressen-1080860 Emner Politik Version2
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Alabama's Strange Senate Rivalry MOBILE, Ala.—Outside the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday night, a man stood holding a sign. Under the word “MOORE,” it read “Make America Great Again” and “Yes,” in big, bold red white and blue letters. Under “STRANGE,” it said “Mitch,” and “No,” in a faint gray scrawl. This was outside a rally where President Trump was scheduled to campaign for one of the candidates in Alabama
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America's Red and Blue Judges “There’s no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge,” Neil Gorsuch told the nation during his confirmation hearings. “We just have judges in this country.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in July that he doesn’t quite agree. Asked to explain to his party’s base the Senate’s lack of legislative accomplishment, McConnell said, “Well, we have a new Supreme Court
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The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing Amazon comes to conquer brick-and-mortar retail, not to bury it. In the last two years, the company has opened 11 physical bookstores . This summer, it bought Whole Foods and its 400 grocery locations. And last week, the company announced a partnership with Kohl’s to allow returns at the physical retailer’s stores. Why is Amazon looking more and more like an old-fashioned retailer? The company’s
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Yngre Læger og OUH går i dialog efter debat om arbejdsforholdDebatten om arbejdsforholdene på Svendborg Sygehus tegner ifølge Yngre Læger og direktionen hos OUH et upræcist billede af forholdene på sygehuset. Parterne er derfor gået i dialog.
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For Disposable Voice Recognition, Take Cheap Chips and Add Simple AIOkay, Google: throw yourself in the trash.
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A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: ChocolateIn Costa Rica, researchers are cloning cacao hybrids resistant to frosty pod rot, a blight that has spread throughout Latin America.
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Q&A: Clues to Prehistoric Cave Painters Remain ScantLittle is known about the cave paintings in France and Spain made tens of thousands of years ago.
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Ugens job: Flere firmaer som Sweco, Novozymes og MT Højgaard søger ingeniører På dagens liste finder du opslag efter både ledere, konsulenter og fagspecialister. Find det rette job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-flere-firmaer-sweco-novozymes-mt-hoejgaard-soeger-ingenioerer-10210 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Unravelling the mechanisms of SST warming in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is still a challengeThe world's oceans are warming, and the marginal seas exhibit more notable warming than the open ocean due to their proximity to land and other unique regional factors. The Yellow Sea and East China Sea (YECS, Fig. 1) are marginal seas east of China, and have warmed steadily in the last century. In fact, the warming trend of the sea surface temperature (SST) in the YECS is more pronounced than the
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Byg dit eget fly – det er ikke så svært enddaUgebladets flyvemedarbejder forsøger at besvare de mange spørgsmål, som er aktuelle for enhver, der vil bygge sit eget fly.
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Overlæge Sam Riahi tiltræder som ny professor ved Aalborg Universitetshospital Aalborg Universitetshospital får ny professor i kardiologisk elektrofysiologi.
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MRI contrast agent locates and distinguishes aggressive from slow-growing breast cancerA new magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent being tested by researchers at Case Western Reserve University not only pinpoints breast cancers at early stages but differentiates between aggressive and slow-growing types.
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A preparative-scale reaction using platinum clusters with a single-digit atomicity realizedScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have recently developed a fully scalable method for the synthesis of atom-precise platinum clusters for potential use in catalytic applications. This method could provide a new pathway for large-scale production of atom-precise clusters. To demonstrate this, the hydrogenation of styrene was performed.
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Brain guides body much sooner than previously believedThe brain plays an active role much earlier than previously thought. Long before movement or other behaviors occur, the nascent brain of an embryonic frog instructs normal muscle and nerve patterning and protects the embryo from agents that cause developmental defects. In addition to identifying these essential functions for the first time, Tufts researchers successfully rescued defects caused by
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Ultrafast 5G mobile broadband thanks to millimeter-wave band technologyThe ideal of seamless mobile communications poses fundamental challenges to legacy networks that the new 5G communication networks currently under development need to solve. One such challenge is supporting the significant growth of traffic demands. Next-generation services such as mobile cloud services, gaming, social-networking applications and 3-D immersive applications require massive capacity
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From day one, a frog’s developing brain is calling the shotsFrog brains help organize muscle and nerve patterns early in development.
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Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise Researchers and physicians say a study suggesting a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage in a limited population is cause for more research, not a reason to change vaccination recommendations. (Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR )
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French government declares war on pesticidesFrance is planning to cut back on use of all pesticides, the government said Monday, though it rowed back on an announcement of an outright ban on controversial chemical glyphosate.
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Stanford-rapport sætter hele verden på grøn energi i 2050Amerikanske forskere står bag en – i USA – stærkt kontroversiel rapport om, hvordan man kan omstille 139 lande til 100 pct. grøn energi.
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Whale carcass dug up from Australian beach over shark fearsA massive humpback whale buried on a popular Australian beach after it washed up dead was being exhumed Monday because locals feared its rotting carcass was attracting sharks.
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The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eyePutting an end to the unnecessary burning of biodegradable waste, one restaurant at a time, has become the forceful mission of a team of French cyclists.
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Robotic fashion: Wear your heartbeat on your sleeveDutch designer Anouk Wipprecht has a vision for a world in which people stop telling themselves little lies about their emotions—and she believes high-tech fashion is the key.
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Obama personally warned Zuckberberg over fake news: reportFormer US President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social network during a meeting held shortly after last year's election, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
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Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto RicoLiving conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food Sunday amid a blackout and little to no telephone service.
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Australia to create national space agencyAustralia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector.
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Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea miningA completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator species in measuring future mining impact in a region targeted for deep-sea mining of polymetallic (metal-rich) nodules. They are likely to be the most abundant nodule-dwelling animal in the area.
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Fish have complex personalities, research showsTiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual "personalities", new research shows.
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Ty Bollinger’s “The Truth About Cancer” and the unethical marketing of the unproven cancer virotherapy RigvirLast week, I wrote about Rigvir, a "virotherapy" promoted by the International Virotherapy Center (IVC) in Latvia, which did not like what I had to say. When a representative called me to task for referring to the marketing of Rigvir using patient testimonials as irresponsbile, it prompted me to look at how Ty Bollinger's The Truth About Cancer series promoted Rigvir through patient testimonials a
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Robotvirksomheder tvinges til udlandet i jagten på ingeniører Otte ud af ti virksomheder i Odenses robotklynge har problemer med at tiltrække de rigtige medarbejdere. Det skal et kommende gigaevent inden for e-sport og særlige specialistspor rette op på. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/robotvirksomheder-tvinges-udlandet-jagten-pa-talenter-10170 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Can you solve it? Are you a ninja at numbers? Outfox the other readers of this column and win a prize UPDATE: The competition is now over and you can see the results here Hi guzzlers Today we’re going to play a game I learned about in Japan when I was researching my latest book, Puzzle Ninja . Continue reading…
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Fortrolige firma-oplysninger lækkes gennem gratis oversættelsestjenester Personlige og fortrolig oplysninger er havnet på det åbne internet, fordi de er blevet oversat af en gratis sky-tjeneste. Medarbejdere skal ikke bruge den slags tjenester, lyder rådet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ansatte-laekker-fortrolige-virksomhedsoplysninger-gennem-oversaettelsestjenester-1080887 Version2
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For a better 'I,' there needs to be a supportive 'we'If you're one of those lucky individuals with high motivation and who actively pursues personal growth goals, thank your family and friends who support you.
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Study finds up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuanaA new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms.
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Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 after new Canadian donation policyOrgan donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 when the province introduced a Canadian policy that allows donation of organs after circulatory functions cease, called circulatory determination of death, according to a new study published in CMAJ.
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Governments Are Testing Their Own CryptocurrenciesBitcoin-like money may emerge in countries where cash is in decline or financial networks need updating.
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Nordkoreanske tvangsarbejdere havde kontrakt på at bygge dansk inspektionsskibDet statsfinansierede inspektionsskib ‘Lauge Koch’ står snart klar. Med i lasten gemmer det forbindelsen til et polsk værft, hvor nordkoreanere arbejdede under tvang, mens deres løn endte hos Nordkoreas regime.
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Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacityScottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.
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Studies support reduced risk potential of the Vype ePen e-cigaretteTests on Vype ePen, a commercially available e-cigarette, reveal the relatively simple nature of Vype ePen vapor compared to cigarette smoke, that it has little or no impact on human cells in certain lab-based tests and that it effectively delivers nicotine to the userThe results of one test are important, but the combined results of all these tests build a picture of a product with the potential
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Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depressionEmployees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 7,603 employees from across 1,041 organizations in Denmark. The research is published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health.
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Trump's Newest Travel Ban Updated at 10:00 p.m. ET The Trump administration rolled out a new version of its controversial travel ban on Sunday, permanently restricting entry into the United States from eight countries just hours before part of the previous ban would have expired. Five of the affected countries—Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen—fell under the previous ban. The new order adds new barriers to entry for
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Fish have complex personalities, research showsTiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual 'personalities', new research shows.
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Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea miningA completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator species in measuring future mining impact in a region targeted for deep-sea mining of polymetallic (metal-rich) nodules. They are likely to be the most abundant nodule-dwelling animal in the area.
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Can overfeeding permanently set baby’s metabolism? Babies may start on the road to obesity before or shortly after they’re born, according to a new book that suggests overfeeding early in life can permanently reprogram metabolism. This suggests early interventions may be needed to significantly reduce obesity. The book, Fetal and Early Postnatal Programming and its Influence on Adult Health (CRC Press, 2017), which Mulchand Patel, professor of bi
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Red admiral butterfly sightings at their highest UK level since 2010 Numbers soar to 73,000 during three-week survey after mild winter and warm spring The number of red admirals in Britain soared over the summer despite the soggy conditions, according to conservationists who said public sightings of the butterflies had risen to their highest since 2010. Results from the Big Butterfly Count show that sightings of red admirals reached 73,000 over the three-week surv
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Cosmic particles travel to Earth from beyond our galaxy Researchers have discovered that super-energetic space particles crash toward Earth from far outside the Milky Way, and this challenges a previous suggestion that they came from much closer. “Now we know that the highest-energy particles in the universe came from other galaxies in our cosmological neighborhood…” The discovery was made using the largest cosmic-ray instrument ever built, the Pierre
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Look Who's Private Email Server-ing Now Photo: AP Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law who was inexplicably put in charge of everything from the nationwide opioid crisis to negotiating a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, has allegedly been using his private email account to conduct official government business. Because of course he is. Per Politico , four sources confirm Kushner has been using a
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Equations start to describe ‘undular bore’ ripples Mathematicians have designed a set of newly formulated equations to characterize what happens when an undular bore occurs and spreads along two axes. Visually, this phenomenon resembles the concentric ripples that proliferate outward when you toss a stone into a pond. When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, such as a change in pressure or elevation, it often gives rise to this phe
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Will These Guys Earn Their Steak Dinner For Getting This '32 Ford Up And Running? #MisfitGarage | Wednesdays at 9p This quintessential hot rod gets a modern makeover with a blown 383 small block Chevy motor. Hear her purr. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/misfit-garage/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitgarage https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https
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Tracing titanium revises Earth’s ancient history Researchers are revising their understanding of early Earth—including how the planet came to support multi-cellular life—by tracing the metallic element titanium through the planet’s crust through time. The new research, which appears in the journal Science , suggests significant tectonic action was already taking place 3.5 billion years ago—about half a billion years earlier than currently thoug
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Protein worsens brain damage from Alzheimer’s ‘toxic tangles’ A protein called ApoE4 worsens the brain damage caused by tangles of another protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, research shows. In the absence of ApoE, tau tangles did very little harm to brain cells. Nearly a quarter century ago, the ApoE4 genetic variant was identified as a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease—one that increases a person’s chances of developing the neurodegenerat
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They Took a Knee Terrell Suggs took a knee . Leonard Fournette took a knee . At a game played in London on Sunday afternoon, many of their fellow Ravens and Jaguars took a knee . Before the Lions met the Falcons in Detroit on Sunday, Rico LaVelle sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” And then he took a knee . They were replicating the gesture of Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who, starting in 2016 , ha
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Starwatch: the October night sky What to look out for during the coming weeks, including the Orionids meteor shower during the second half of October With Jupiter now lost in the Sun’s glare, our one remaining naked-eye evening planet sets around one hour before our map times. Saturn, shining at mag 0.5 and now incorporating the ashes of Cassini, is the brightest object low in the SW at nightfall. Continue reading…
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Hurricane Maria Left Puerto Rico Absolutely Devastated Storm damage in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Photo: AP Hurricane Irma pounded Puerto Rico earlier this month, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, but narrowly avoiding a worse-case scenario. Unfortunately, Hurricane Maria slammed directly into Puerto Rico at Category 4 strength on Wednesday, lashing the island with 155 mile per hour (250 kilometer per hour) winds and double-digit storm surge. T
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Disaster Geology: A Tale of 2 Mexican EarthquakesA deep-dive into Mexico's remarkable string of natural disasters — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Is the alt-right’s use of Pepe the Frog “fair use?” Enlarge / A supporter holds a campaign sign for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with 'Pepe the Frog' drawn on it during a rally in Minneapolis in November 2016. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ) What can you do when your favorite frog gets away from you? When Matt Furie drew Pepe the Frog for a short-lived magazine in 2005, he had no way of knowing the character would become a
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In shift toward electric vehicles, Volkswagen looking for cobalt contracts Enlarge / This photo, taken on May 31, 2015 near a mine between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi, shows a man carrying a bag of minerals as people separate cobalt from sand and rock in a lake. AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO SCOPPA (credit: Getty Images) Volkswagen is looking for serious, long-term contracts with cobalt producers, according to a Reuters report on Friday . Cobalt is a common component in lithium-ion r
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Trump's Shocking Recklessness During last year’s presidential campaign, I conducted a running feature called the “ Trump Time Capsule .” Its purpose was to chronicle the things Donald Trump said or did that were entirely outside the range of previous presidents or major-party nominees. This, in turn, was meant to lay down a record of what was known about this man, as the electorate decided whether to elevate him to presidenti
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Fighting the flu can be a matter of life and death – so what more can we do? Australia is coming out of its most deadly influenza season for more than 10 years and experts say increased vaccination alone will not help enough As Australia endures one of its worst flu seasons in more than a decade, questions are being raised about how the public can be better prepared and what can be done to protect the most vulnerable. At least 170,000 influenza cases have been confirmed t
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Junk Head Is a Stop-Motion Animated SciFi Action Film You Have to See Image: Festival The world is ending. Humans no longer have the capacity to reproduce. For the answers, they’ll send people below the surface of the Earth, where the clones humans used and discarded thousands of years ago have taken up residence. [ Click here to see io9's statement on this year’s Fantastic Fest.] It’s a premise that screams big budget Hollywood blockbuster. But Junk Head is no
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Unpalatable truths about laboratory-grown food | LettersSynthetic meat and fish can’t, on their own, provide an answer to climate change, argues Iain Climie , while David Ridge envisages technical problems in taking the technology out of the lab, and onto people’s plates Synthetic meat and fish ( Is ‘Frankenfish’ the start of a food revolution ?, G2, 21 September) could have huge benefits – although there are cheaper and simpler ways to improve food su
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Rescue Dogs At Work After Mexico's Earthquakes After being struck by three major earthquakes in the past month, rescue workers and volunteers across Mexico have been working around the clock, with the help of local and international teams of sniffer dogs and their handlers. These search and rescue dogs have spent weeks now clambering over collapsed buildings, helping their human counterparts locate survivors trapped inside. In turn, local vol
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Putin Weighs in on Artificial Intelligence and Elon Musk Is Alarmed Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent remarks about the future with artificial intelligence prompted alarm from Elon Musk. Read More
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After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honorIt took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.
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Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists sayAs lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators.
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There Is No One Way to Live a Good LifeHumanistic psychology is an uplifting, compassionate view of humanity — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Enduring Appeal of Angela Merkel Angela Merkel secured her fourth term as chancellor Sunday after German voters handed her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU)—and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU)—the largest share of votes, a largely anticipated result marking the end of a race that several observers had written off as “ boring .” They weren’t wrong. In the weeks leading up to the race, most
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Mattress Startup Casper Sued a Mattress Review Site, Then Paid for Its Acquisition Photo: Getty Images Think about competition in the economy and big names come to mind, like Apple vs. Microsoft, Uber vs. Lyft, Walmart vs. Target. But in pretty much every industry, a secret war is raging, and not even your humble mattress is free of the grit and machinations of the capitalist struggle. Just kidding, but only kind of: Casper, the startup which sells high-tech memory foam and lat
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Why Cede the Flag to Trump? President Trump apparently slept on it overnight and woke up early on Sunday morning thinking: “Yes, I will fight a cultural war against black athletes.” In two Sunday morning tweets, Trump urged a boycott of the National Football League until owners punished players who refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest of police brutality and racial injustice—capping a weekend of taunting and
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How Hope and Optimism Affects Romantic Relationships Optimism may be quantifiably keeping marriages together, especially after the so-called honeymoon period ends. Read More
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This Frog Can't Hear Its Own CallsThe frogs' calls are too high-pitched for the frog to detect, which may be an artifact of evolution. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The winners of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer awardJudges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.
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Flash's World Might Be a Little Smaller Than Expected in Justice League Kiersey Clemons, left, in The Only Living Boy in New York . Image: Amazon Studios Based on what we know so far, it sounds like the Flash, played by Ezra Miller, will be an essential component of the upcoming Justice League movie. But if recent news is any indication, the world around the Flash won’t be getting nearly as fleshed out as we thought it would. According to Batman News , we might be mi
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Sunday's Best Deals: Tailgating Gear, Standing Desk, Smart Scale, and More Tailgating essentials , TP-Link smart plugs , and Anker’s Bluetooth-connected bathroom scale lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals iClever BoostCube , $8 with code ICCLEVER iClever’s BoostCube has just about everything you could want in a travel USB charger: Folding prongs, two ports at 2.4A each, 110-240V support for trav
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Mayday! 17 Mysterious Shipwrecks You Can See on Google EarthGoogle Earth has captured images of rotting and rusting hulls, wasting away in shallow waters the world over.
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'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.
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Med elefanten og musen på matematiske eventyrI en ny børnebog om matematik hører vi om elefanten Snabelson med en god fornemmelse for matematik og en dyster mus, der vil finde et rekordstort primtal.
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A Little GiantA fossil skull might indicate the location of a prehistoric whale breeding ground — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2017: Et godt år for dårligt bevarede tech-hemmelighederDetaljer om kommende gadgets lækkes jævnligt. Men hvordan og hvorfor sker det? Vi har set nærmere på fire typer af lækager.
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'It’s Never a Good Time for the Iraqi Kurds to Become Independent' ANKARA—Since Monday, Turkish tanks have lined the nation’s main border crossing with Iraq’s Kurdish region. Their presence not only sends a clear signal of Turkey’s opposition to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) independence referendum , which is scheduled for tomorrow; they also serve as a first line of defense against possible instability caused by the vote, Turkish officials have said
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Live From The Berlin Marathon: You Can't Outrun Bad WeatherHeat, humidity, and slippery roads dashed the world record dreams at the Berlin Marathon
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The Intimate World of the Performance Artist For Okwui Okpokwasili, performing is a very personal act. In the dancer’s most well-known piece, Bronx Gothic , she’s the only person featured, and as the choreographer, she has complete creative control over what she decides to present to the public. Alone onstage, Okpokwasili, 45, spends 90 minutes embodying the lives of two young black girls growing up in a world that “privileges whiteness” an
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Sean Spicer's Emmys Appearance Tops This Week's News RoundupStop trying to make Sean Spicer happen.
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August Smart Lock Review: A High-Tech Alternative to the Key Under the MatThe redesigned August Smart Lock lets you use your phone as your key.
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Vejlederes råd til studerende: Skru ned for ambitionerne og undgå stressIngeniørstuderende døjer med stress. Ydre faktorer som fremdriftsreformen presser dem, men også egne ambitioner og manglende åbenhed, mener vejledere.
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Even If Your Team Is Trash, Amazon's One-Day Tailgating Sale Is Good Amazon Tailgating Sale Even if you aren’t a football fan, you can probably find something you’d use in Amazon’s one-day tailgating sale . The selection is dominated by coolers, many of which carry NFL or NCAA team branding (just click through to the product page to select your team). But you’ll also find folding chairs (some with built-in coolers!), drinking vessels, and even a propane stove on s
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Chasing the Flame: Does Media Coverage of Wildfires Probe Deeply Enough?News stories often focus on the immediate cause of the blaze — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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UK invests £65m in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in US There were a lot of happy neutrino physicists around the UK and the US on Wednesday, as the long-standing partnership between the two countries in particle physics was bolstered by a new agreement DUNE is one of the better particle physics acronyms . The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment involves a large, sensitive detector which will indeed be deep underground – in the Sanford Lab at the Home
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Show your social savvy with these advanced Snapchat tricks DIY Become an expert Snapchatter. Even if you consider yourself a photo expert, Snapchat has plenty of hidden features you might not have uncovered—yet. Here's how to find and use them.
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All the Ways Equifax Epically Bungled Its Breach ResponseThe Equifax breach that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people was bad. The company's response has almost been worse, if that's even possible.
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Mother!'s Theater of Cruelty This story contains spoilers through the entirety of mother! The second act of mother! , Darren Aronofosky’s divisive new film, escalates quickly. In one scene, the character played by Jennifer Lawrence—identified only as “Mother”—is embodying domestic goddesshood, preparing a nursery for her unborn child and serving Pinterest-worthy small plates to her narcissist poet of a husband, simply called
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5 AR-apps du kan prøve lige nuAugmented reality er med den seneste iPhone-opdatering landet i hånden på millioner af mennesker. Vi guider til fem forskellige oplevelser.
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Debate swirls as power of US tech giants growsWith a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy or not.
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New quake shakes traumatized Mexico CityA new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital.
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Helping Ponso, sole survivor of 'Chimpanzee Island' in I. Coast"Oooah! Oooah!" Screeching to see visitors on the forested "Chimpanzee Island" in Ivory Coast, Ponso is the last, lonely survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriously died or vanished.
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Classified US spy satellite launched from CaliforniaA spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in ArizonaIt may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.
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How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeologyA Dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology. Today's thermal cameras, commercial drones and photogrammetric software has introduced a new realm of possibilities for collecting site data. The findings, published in Advances in Archaeological Practice, serve as a manual on how to use aerial thermography, a
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Will Trump Change the Way Presidents Approach National Monuments? In April, President Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review more than two dozen national monuments, arguing that the designation of sites under previous administrations had gotten out of hand. Months later, Zinke’s recommendations, detailed in a leaked memo delivered to the White House, have sparked concern among local officials and environmental groups, prompting some to describe t
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Du lever i virkeligheden i en simulationBaseret på teknologiens eksponentielle udvikling taler sandsynligheden for, at vi henslæber vores dage i en hyperrealistisk simuleret tilværelse udtænkt af vores forfædre. Det mener Elon Musk og stadigt flere andre Silicon Valley-teknologer.
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Spelunking in Search of AntibioticsIt can take decades of research and more than a billion dollars to create a new antibiotic drug. Sometimes, the first step of the process starts underground, deep inside a mountain.
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Transgender Hockey Player Postpones Hormone Treatment To Keep Playing Sports leagues have struggled with how to define gender when it comes to deciding who can play. Pro hockey player Harrison Browne has decided to postpone hormone therapy for one more year on the ice. (Image credit: Courtesy of the National Women's Hockey League)
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Ingeniør forklædt som djøf’erHistoriefortæller, komiker og civilingeniør Per Helge Sørensen udstiller arbejds­livets absurditeter i sine shows ‘Djøf med løgn’. Denne gang foregår det på Borgen – og i en børnehave.
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The Naked Ape at 50: ‘Its central claim has surely stood the test of time ‘ In October 1967, Desmond Morris published his landmark study of human behaviour and evolution. Here four experts assess what he got right – and wrong Professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of Oxford Continue reading…
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How killer flies have the fastest vision of any animalSome flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.
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How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeologyA Dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology. Today's thermal cameras, commercial drones and photogrammetric software has introduced a new realm of possibilities for collecting site data– field survey data across a much larger area can now be obtained in much less time. The findings in Advances in Archae
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Adobe's Product Security Team Accidentally Posted Its Private PGP Encryption Key to Its Blog Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen at the Adobe Summit 2017 in Las Vegas, 2017. Photo: AP The past few weeks have been a nightmare for data breaches, so good news: Here’s another easily preventable security problem. Adobe’s Product Security Incident Response Team accidentally posted the private PGP encryption key—necessary to decrypt encoded messages transmitted to them using their public PGP key—associa
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The GLOBE Program: Making the Case for K–12 Citizen ScientistsYoung participants in the GLOBE Program have collected more than 140 million data points in the last 20 years — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in cityLondon's mayor said Saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to strip Uber of its license to operate in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself.
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The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolutionRupert Murdoch has power, wealth—and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news.
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Microscopic and in motion Nikon, one of the leading manufacturers of microscopes, also hosts an annual microscopy competition (and you can use any company's microscopes to enter). We've shared some of our favorite images with you in years past, since they've been every bit as artistic as good photography and, in many cases, reveal important details about the natural world—details that we'd otherwise never be able to appre
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The Blockbuster Showdown At This Year's Berlin MarathonCan three elite runners, with a little help from Nike and Adidas, smash the marathon world record?
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This Horror Short Shows Why You Should Never Pick Up a Call on a Disconnected Phone Still via YouTube Horror short Rotary , from filmmakers Patrick Young and Powell Robinson, offers a couple of jumps—and one very important reminder. Woe unto the vintage-store employee who just can’t stop herself from answering a phone that should not be ringing. Girl, no! You know that old thing is just for show ! [ Crypt TV ]
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AI could put a stop to electricity theft and meter misreadingsAn algorithm developed to detect electricity theft for companies in Latin America could also uncover billing errors
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Dinosaurs Make an Operatic Debut at Museum with 'Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt'A young girl embarks on a quest for fossils, in a new opera performed in a dinosaur hall at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Saturday's Best Deals: OLED TVs, Water Bottles, Wireless Charger, and More OLED TVs , premium underwear , and vacuum insulated steel tumblers lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals LG 55" OLED 4K TV , $1600 | 65" , $2600 If you love inky blacks and vibrant colors —and who doesn’t?—this 2017 OLED LG TV is down to $1600 today on MassDrop, or $2600 for 65" , both
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Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious (And Play Super Mario Bros.)Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.
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How Two Cities Encapsulate the Battle for Germany's Identity Last time Germany held federal elections, back in 2013, refugee policy was barely an issue. Now, with the country gearing up for elections on Sunday, the refugee debate has become a defining feature of German society. In 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany’s doors to refugees. One eastern state in particular soon registered its unease with the policy, earning a reputation for resistance
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When Should You Have Your Prostate Checked?Prostate cancer screening has become a controversial topic. You may have wondered why your doctor stopped screening you for it. Learn the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and the risk… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Spettacolo: Tension between tradition and the future take center stage in Italy Enlarge / In Spettacolo , literally this town's whole world is a stage. (credit: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen) The early moments of Spettacolo , the latest documentary from the team behind the acclaimed 2010 work Marwencol , may cause travel lust. As the film gets underway, old brick buildings serve as a backdrop for European architecture and vistas, practically begging viewers to hop on Airbnb,
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What's So Great About Kids Fighting Monsters?Stories like the one in 'It' are pretty common in horror, but audiences never tire of them.
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Trump's War of Words with Black Athletes Speaking to a crowd in Huntsville, Alabama Friday night, President Trump said he hoped NFL players who knelt during the national anthem—which they've done to protest unjustified police killings of black Americans—would lose their jobs. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said , “to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out
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Virtual reality er stadig mere virtuel end virkelighed – men gennembruddet er på vejSelv om 2016 ikke indfriede alles drømme om virtual reality, breder teknologien sig i flere sektorer.
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Iceland authorities weighing options after neo-Nazi site registers there Enlarge / Clouds hover above the surrounding geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik, Iceland in 2008. (credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images ) For the last six weeks, the neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer has struggled to find a permanent domain name. The site lost its original .com address last month after site editor Andrew Anglin wrote a post mocking Heather Heyer, victim of the deadly
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Joan Didion and Rolling Stone: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Joan Didion Is Ready for Her Close-Up Dana Spiotta | Vogue “What struck me, as a young person, was how unapologetic [Didion] always appeared, how self-possessed. She, like Susan Sontag—another writer who didn’t seem to mind getting her photo taken—remade for me what was possible for women. They were intellectuals who also seemed to understand what their physical selves signified for the culture.
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Mentoring With a Time Horizon of Seven Generations Suzan Shown Harjo, a Cheyenne-Creek elder, has been one of the most public faces in the campaign urging Washington’s NFL team to change its name, and for other high school, college, and pro teams across the country to do the same. Harjo’s activism has much deeper roots: She has been fighting to advance the rights of Native Americans for five decades, having worked with both President Carter and P
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Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy's Secretly a Giant GasbagCassini takes one last look at Saturn's moon, Jupiter's swirling clouds, and a star in a great big bubble this week in space.
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London Wants to Kick Uber Out of the CityThe ride-hailing company's offensive? Waging a popularity contest.
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PUBG vs. Fortnite: A game-genre copycat face-off heats up Enlarge / Fortnite's new Battle Royale mode includes this explosive splash screen. (credit: Epic Games) It's inevitable: every time a wildly successful video game comes along, imitators quickly follow in its footsteps. The tradition began with Pong and Pac-Man clones, and that practice has continued on PCs, consoles, and smartphones ever since. "Homages" at best and "blatant ripoffs" at worst hav
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Fossilized Poo Reveals Vegetarian Dinosaurs Had a Taste for CrabsAncient crustaceans in dino dung from Utah illuminate herbivores’ broad diet — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Et af turbulensens mysterier er opklaretIfølge en anekdote mente Werner Heisenberg, at selv ikke gud kunne forklare turbulens – men nu er det præcist vist, hvordan energien spredes fra store strømhvirvler til mindre og mindre strømhvirvler.
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Democratic Megadonor Tom Steyer Still Isn't Ruling Out a 2020 Run Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer might not be a household name, but he’s not ruling out a 2020 presidential run or a 2018 run for California governor. In a recent interview, Steyer expressed skepticism at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s deal-making with President Trump. And he talked about how fes his background as a former hedge-fund manager with a De
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The People Who Pledge Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution At the end of the naturalization process, all immigrants are required to take a public oath of allegiance—not to the president, or even to the United States per se, but to the Constitution. It’s an act few native-born Americans ever consciously perform: publicly and patriotically affirming the nation’s founding charter. This act represents a kind of “constitutional patriotism.” In the absence of
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 23, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor er sikkerheden på betalingskort så ringe?En læser har fået misbrugt sit betalingskort og undrer sig over, hvorfor det er så nemt at gøre. Det svarer Nets på.
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Google looking to help news outlets win subscribersGoogle is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.
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Federal government notifies 21 states of election hackingThe federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.
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Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco regionArchaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a better understanding of the ancient civilization that once inhabited the region.
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'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers in JapanIn her online world, she is "Lady Beast", deftly operating her green monster Blanka in dizzying hand-to-hand streetfighting combat on the global professional gaming circuit.
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Your Gut Bacteria May Determine How Much Weight You Can Lose Different gut bacteria may affect differently the way energy is metabolized from foods. Read More
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The Key Difference Between Men and Women's LinkedIn Profiles In an analysis of more than 140 million of its U.S. members, LinkedIn identified a key difference between how men and women present themselves in their profiles. Read More
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History of Ancient SpartaThe Spartans of ancient Greece are famed for their martial traditions. But there is much more to Spartan history than the '300.'
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Uber Loses London License, Finds Its Business Model Threatened The list of issues reported by Transport for London is shocking. Read More
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The Unusual Moral Reason McCain Is Voting "No" on the GOP Health Care Bill Sen. John McCain announced he'll be voting against GOP legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. Read More
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The Atlantic Daily: Fiery Replies What We’re Following Escalating Threats: Kim Jong Un issued a personal reply to President Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea,” promising to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” North Korea’s foreign minister hinted his country’s next move could be testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean —an act that could have devastating environmental consequ
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Why Facebook Will Struggle to Regulate Political AdsDisclosure rules for funding political ads are murky. Now Facebook wants to regulate itself
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Scientists Discover Octlantis, An Octopus City off the Coast of Australia There’s a special reason these generally solo cephalopods have decided to cohabitate. Read More
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How a Decrepit Grain Silo Became South Africa's Mind-Blowing Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art AfricaArchitect Mat Cash transformed a facility meant to store 30,000 tons of wheat, maize, and sorghum into a celebration of art instead of agriculture.
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There's Meth-Laced 7Up in MexicoReports of methamphetamine-laced 7Up in Mexico have prompted Arizona health officials to warn travelers about the potential contamination, according to news reports.
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For the Love of All That Is Holy, Stop Using Pattern Unlock Photo: Getty A while back, I woke up to find my Android phone lingering at a pattern unlock; not just to unlock my screen, but to decrypt all of my phone’s data. I was puzzled. Every other morning, I decrypted my device using a 10-digit, alphanumeric passphrase—something I perceived, accurately, as being infinitely more secure than tracing a dumb 6-point pattern with my finger. As it turned out,
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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon. (Image credit: Stocktrek Images/Getty Images)
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Shareholders force Zuckerberg to give up plan for non-voting shares Enlarge / CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's 2016 "F8" conference. (credit: Facebook ) Mark Zuckerberg is giving up on an audacious plan to sell most of his Facebook shares without diminishing his total control over the company. The plan, which Facebook announced last year, would have given shareholders two new non-voting shares for each voting share they owned. Zuckerberg hoped to sell the
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Verizon Backs Off Dickish Plan to Boot Rural Customers (Sort Of) Photo: Getty Last week, it came to light that Verizon was notifying around 8,500 customers in rural areas—many of them on unlimited plans—that their service would be canceled because the telecom giant wasn’t making enough money from them. Today, Verizon backed off that plan… sort of. Back in 2010, Verizon partnered with 21 regional wireless carriers to bring its 4G LTE services to over 2.6 mill
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McCain’t Gonna Happen Today in 5 Lines In a move that could sink the latest Obamacare-repeal effort, Arizona Senator John McCain announced that he could not “in good conscience” support the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Two other Republicans, Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins, have also signaled their opposition to the bill. The Department of Education rescinded the Obama administration’s guidelines on college s
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What Caused Mexico's 2 Major Earthquakes in 2 Weeks?It's possible the quakes happened independently of each other.
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Amazon signs deal to boost its restaurant delivery serviceAmazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep.
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Facebook backs off plan for non-voting sharesFacebook on Friday reversed course on a plan to issue a new non-voting class of shares, avoiding a public trial in a suit filed by investors in the huge social network.
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Study finds no-tillage not sufficient alone to prevent water pollution from nitrateA new IUPUI study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no.
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Twitter bots for good: Study reveals how information spreads on social mediaAfter an election year marked by heated exchanges and the distribution of fake news, Twitter bots earned a bad reputation—but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science.
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Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods The study of a 49,000-year-old skeleton of a Neanderthal boy discovered in Spain indicates that he may have matured at about the same rate as children of modern homo sapiens . (Image credit: Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC)
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The anatomy of a hurricane Science Here's how these huge storms form. Every tropical cyclone that forms on Earth has the same basic structure that sets these storms apart from the rest.
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London's Uber Beef Has Deep Cultural Roots On Friday, more than 3 million London commuters learned that they would soon have fewer options for the commute home, after the city’s transport authority announced Uber will no longer be allowed to operate within the sprawling capital’s city limits. “TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license,” Transport for London said in a statement
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A Battle Over the Safety of Iowa's Corn Is Unfolding on Facebook If you’re in Iowa, it may be time to arm up. It’s beginning to look like an all-out war is brewing online over the security of your corn. Jokey Facebook events like “ huffing freon while listening to slipknot ” have quickly become a staple of the internet , but a plan threatening Iowa’s iconic crop has set off a digital arms race. Advertisement Next Wednesday , September 27th, over 6,000 people p
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You Can Really Screw Up Your Eyes With a Nerf Gun, Doctors Warn Image: YouTube Nerf wars are all in good fun…until all of the sudden they aren’t. In a new study out in the journal BMJ Case Reports , a pair of doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London are raising the alert about the danger of Nerf guns, which can seriously screw up your eyes if your friends are being stupid. Their case report looks at three separate incidents over a three month period in
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In spectacular fail, Adobe security team posts private PGP key on blog Enlarge / Um, yes, that was Adobe PSIRT's private PGP key on their website. Best get their new public key. Having some transparency about security problems with software is great, but Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) took that transparency a little too far today when a member of the team posted the PGP keys for PSIRT's e-mail account—both the public and the private keys. Th
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Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to researchA study conducted by researchers in Brazil shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers recommend in chronic migraine clinical practice the assessement of the disorder's symptoms.
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Aaron Hernandez Found To Have Had CTE Winslow Townson/ AP An attorney for Aaron Hernandez and his estate announced today that researchers at Boston University found signs of CTE in the brain of the deceased former NFL player. Hernandez’s brain was sent to Boston University’s CTE center, considered the most comprehensive research lab for the degenerative brain disease. The center released a statement saying Hernandez had Stage 3 CTE;
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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss How This Year’s Oscars Contenders Are Tackling Trump — David Sims notes that some of the biggest hits, and one notable flop, at the Toronto International Film Festival played as blunt allegories for the current political moment. Katie Posner The Business of Creativity How My First Novel Became a Movie — Caren Lissner explains how it took 14 years of false starts, navigating Hollywood,
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Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Makers Installing solar panels on your home could become more expensive, depending on how President Trump responds to a decision Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)
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Nasa facility honors African American woman who plotted key space missions Research center named after Katherine Johnson, 99, whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures: ‘I liked work. I liked the stars and the stories we were telling’ Katherine Johnson, the mathematician whose calculations influenced some of the most important missions of the space age, on Friday helped Nasa open a new research and development facility that bears her name. Related: Hidden figures:
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7Up gets a new ingredient in Mexico—meth Enlarge (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) 7Up—the lemon-lime soda sometimes thought to be named for its original seven main ingredients—now has a troubling eighth ingredient in Mexico: methamphetamine. Health professionals in Arizona are warning travelers to the Mexicali area to be aware of possibly contaminated sodas there. The warning comes days after medical toxicologists and emergency doctors rece
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The Caterpillar that Cries WolfIn a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.
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Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.
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Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. TeenagersSixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.
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11 Superhero Costumes That Deserve to Be Seen in Live-Action Image: Marvel/Disney. We’re inundated with comic book movies and TV shows these days. But for a decade now, we’ve been in the age of the “practical” hero look. And that was fine in the beginning, when everyone was worried about getting regular people to take this genre seriously. But we are far past that point now, and there are some things we demand to see. Image: DC 1) Discowing This is where I
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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System Recently, my colleagues at Deadspin posted a ranking of the planets. But it was mostly incorrect. After extensively researching and writing about our solar neighborhood, I feel I’m fairly qualified to take a stab at ranking these bad boys once and for all. Here is the one true ranking of planets in our solar system, which has perhaps only been previously uttered under the influence of rosé. 8. Me
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I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix ItFacebook finally laid out some changes to its ad platform. But a former employee who helped build it shares his own ideas on how to fix the Russia problem.
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Details About Lenovo's Mysterious 25th Anniversary ThinkPad Leak For fans of Lenovo’s (and before that IBM’s) no-nonsense business systems, 2017 marks a momentous occasion as it’s the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad line. And for quite a while, rumors were floating around that Lenovo was going to make a special throwback ThinkPad to celebrate the date, to the point that Lenovo later came out and confirmed it was happening. However, despite that admission, Len
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This $82 Gadget Is a Backup Camera and a Dual Lens Dash Cam Auto-Vox Dash Cam and Rear View Camera , $82 with code JIIXM7RT Update : Back in stock with promo code JIIXM7RT, if you missed it last week. You don’t need to buy a new car to get a backup camera (which is life-changing, by the way), you just need $82 , and a few minutes to run the wires. This model attaches to your license plate, and runs to a special rear view mirror that attaches in front of y
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James Comey's Rough Reception at Howard University This story was updated on September 23, 2017 at 9:54 p.m. The start of the school year can be tough for anyone, even if you’re the 56-year-old former director of the FBI. While James Comey has found himself at the center of the country’s major political controversy this year, on Friday he was the object of protest for reasons that had nothing to do with Russia, Michael Flynn, or Donald Trump. On
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Next Up, Tesla Will Take on 7-Eleven Photo: Getty Back in 2013, the sky was the limit for Tesla, and Elon Musk was promising a low-cost 90-second battery swap at charging stations in the future. Since then, reality has set in, and those plans seem to be on hold . What’s the next best solution for those long charging times? Maybe put your feet up and microwave a burrito. Earlier this week at FSTEC , the restaurant industry’s annual f
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World's Largest Aircraft Starts Engine TestsFor the first time, the private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested all six of the engines on a colossal airplane with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in the world.
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Yes, You Really Can Use a Nokia Phone as a Vibrator All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo There are three things in life that I love: Sex toys, technology, and repurposing stuff in my home so that I can someday achieve my goal of breaking Etsy and/or Pinterest with my doubtlessly charming Brooklyn-based craft projects. That, my friends, is exactly why I decided to throw caution to the wind and stick my old Nokia 3310 into my vagina. In the interest of fu
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3% of High-School Seniors Have Used K2 or Spice in the Past MonthIt may look like weed, and it may be smoked like weed. But synthetic cannabinoids — a category of drugs, some of which are legal — can be far more dangerous than natural marijuana.
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Transparent Tackles Israel-Palestine, and Other Boundary Issues Transparent is the rare TV show held up as a symbol of the Obama era to return in 2017 without piling on references to Donald Trump. But the fourth season of the soulful Amazon dramedy about a Los Angeles family whose onetime patriarch transitions genders at age 68 could, if you wanted, be read as one long subtweet of wall builders. It’s a 10-episode riff on the concept of borders, with a riskier
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How Milo Yiannopoulos's Berkeley 'Free Speech Week' Fell Apart At first, conservative agitator Milo Yiannopoulos’s Free Speech Week in Berkeley, California, seemed like it might be a major event. Four straight days of provocative events on campus featuring right-wing luminaries, culminating with appearances by conservative writer Ann Coulter and former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and all in the heart of one of the most symbolically reson
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NASA'S OSIRIS-REx spacecraft slingshots past EarthNASA's asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth's gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.
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Study finds no-tillage not sufficient alone to prevent water pollution from nitrateA new IUPUI study funded by the US Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no.
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Researchers describe mechanism that underlies age-associated bone lossA major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis — the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this mechanism malfunctions, progenitor cells stop creating bone-producing cells, and instead create fat cells. Knowledge of this mechanism can provid
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UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainableRadhaKanta Mahapatra, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, conducted the study, A Collaborative Approach to Creating ICT-based Sustainable Development, which was published as part of the Americas Conference on Information Systems' proceedings earlier this year. ICT is Information and Communication Technology. Former Odisha C
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Wasp Bite Gives Man a Heart AttackA wasp bite turned into a major medical problem for a 45-year-old British man.
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Five rad and random kitchen items I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 24. Five rad and random kitchen things I found this week. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 24.
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Theresa May's Case for a Two-Year Transition Period After Brexit Theresa May reaffirmed her belief that “no deal is better than a bad deal” when it comes to Brexit, but added that she would like to try for one anyway—even if it means going beyond the March 2019 deadline. In a highly anticipated speech in Florence Friday, the British prime minister called for establishing a two-year “implementation period” after the U.K. formally leaves the EU, during which tim
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What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean? The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President Trump said his government would “totally destroy North Korea” if necessary to defend the United States or its allies. On Friday, Kim Jong Un responded, saying North Korea “will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding,
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Baltimore Built an App to Map Opioid Overdoses in Real TimeOpioid overdoses proliferate, like a disease. A new app lets health and law-enforcement officials anticipate their spread.
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Facebook Settles Shareholder Lawsuit Out of Court Just Days Before Trial This Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg was expected to testify in court for the second time this year. His testimony might have helped determine if he and his company had breached their fiduciary duty to minority shareholders. But according to the Delaware Court of Chancery, the case has been canceled and settled out of court. The court was informed at approximately 2:30pm today. The nature of the case pe
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Telling children they’re smart could tempt them to cheatKids who were praised for being smart were more likely to cheat, two studies suggest.
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iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown finds a smaller battery and lots of glue Enlarge (credit: iFixit ) There’s a new iPhone out in the wild, which means there’s a new teardown from iFixit showing everything that’s going on inside Apple’s latest handset. The popular repair site wrapped up its breakdown of the iPhone 8 on Friday, finding that the 8’s internals, unsurprisingly, look a good deal like those of last year’s iPhone 7 . There are some small changes—more adhesive s
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Nyko Is Mercifully Making the Wireless SNES Controller That Nintendo Refuses to Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it’s probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn’t a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers with an affordable wireless alternative . The $20 Super Miniboss for the SNES C
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Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to 'flesh-eating' bacterial infectionsGroup A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft tissue. Researchers have found two group A Streptococcus genes involved in
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Twitter bots for good: USC ISI study reveals how information spreads on social mediaTwitter bots have earned a bad reputation — but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science with a team from the Technical University of Denmark.
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So, Whose Netflix Are You Stealing and How? Image: Netflix.com It’s time to cleanse ourselves and confess all the subscriptions services we’re not paying for. First off: There’s nothing wrong with using someone else’s login—morally, anyway—although it probably breaks some Terms of Service agreements. But in this economy of stagnant wages and longer hours, it’s the modern equivalent of clipping coupons. Friends agree to join a cell phone ca
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John McCain Saves Obamacare Once Again Updated on September 22 at 3:28 p.m. ET For the second time this year, Senator John McCain appears to have preserved the signature domestic achievement of the man who once kept him from the presidency. The Arizona Republican on Friday announced that he could not “in good conscience” support the latest GOP proposal to substantially repeal the Affordable Care Act , all but certainly dooming the eff
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Photos of the Week: 9/16–9/22 Unbelievable wreckage left across the Caribbean by massive hurricanes, an epic refugee crisis in Bangladesh, huge protests in St. Louis, Manila, and Barcelona, and the aftermath of a terrible earthquake in Mexico City that is being met with an enormous volunteer effort.
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This AI reads the news to keep tabs on US police shootingsThere’s no central government database on police-related shootings in the US, but now a machine-learning system is helping record details by scanning the news
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New technique spots warning signs of extreme eventsEngineers at MIT have devised a framework for identifying key patterns that precede an extreme event. The framework can be applied to a wide range of complicated, multidimensional systems to pick out the warning signs that are most likely to occur in the real world.
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Most Accurate CRISPR Gene Editing YetA tweaked Cas9 nuclease reduces off-target effects to levels below that of previous versions of the enzyme.
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Possible good news about climate change leads to confused coverage Enlarge (credit: Takver / Flickr ) In The Guardian , the headline was “Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows.” But over at Breitbart, readers were told that “Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming.’” Other headlines spanned pretty much the entire range between these two. The grist for the mill was a new study published in Nature Geo
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Taser Wants to Turn Smartphone Users Into a Citizen Snitch Network [Updated] Photo: Getty On Thursday, The Intercept published a leaked survey in which body camera manufacturer Axon (the company formerly known as Taser) discussed a new software platform permitting citizens to submit their own photo and video evidence to its private cloud storage property, Evidence.com. While the purpose of the survey was reportedly to gather naming ideas from law enforcement officials, th
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Fall Offers a Slew of Brain-Themed Events in NYC Summer is officially over and we’re gearing up for a busy–and brainy–fall in New York City. There are a lot of public events coming up that we wanted to highlight. First up, our neuroscientist friends at braiNY are headed to CAVEAT on September 29 for a neuroscience-themed happy hour . With promises to teach you “science-based party tricks from experts that will make you the coolest kid at the pa
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Is It Unethical To Pose as an Alt-Righter? The hidden-camera videos released this week by Patrik Hermansson show creepy people at their creepiest. White supremacists spoke to Hermansson, a 25-year-old Swede who first approached them a year ago, as if he were one of their own. To them, he presented an irresistible recruitment target: a real Aryan, with impeccable pigmentary credentials, studying white supremacists for a master’s project. T
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The Genomic Revolution Reaches the City Crime Lab Lisa Ziegert disappeared from the gift shop where she worked on April 15, 1992, and her body was found four days later. From then until this past Monday, her murder remained unsolved. Then on Monday, the local district attorney’s office in Massachusetts announced the arrest of a 48-year-old man for Ziegert’s death. Among the clues that led police to him was a computer-generated “mug shot” based o
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New technique spots warning signs of extreme eventsMany extreme events—from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife species—seem to occur without warning. It's often impossible to predict when such bursts of instability will strike, particularly in systems with a complex and ever-changing mix of players and pieces.
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From galaxies far far away!In a paper to be published in Science on 22 September, the Pierre Auger Collaboration reports observational evidence demonstrating that cosmic rays with energies a million times greater than that of the protons accelerated in the Large Hadron Collider come from much further away than from our own Galaxy.
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After Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s Murder, His Widow Battles DeportationHow one tech worker's story illuminates the plight of H-1B holders.
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Make Your Walls Pop With $10 Prints from Pop Chart Lab Select Pop Chart Lab Prints , $10 with code 5PRINTS410 Update: They’re back ! Grab The Genealogy of Wine , The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature , Splendid Structures of New York City , The Chart of Famous Eyewear , and A Plotting of Fiction Genres for just $10 each with the code 5PRINTS410. If your spring cleaning doesn’t involve revamping your home goods, what are you even doing? Add some
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Stronger Is a Profound, Oscar-Worthy Gem Jeff Bauman’s life story is a devastating and inspiring tale of loss and triumph over adversity: His legs were amputated above the knee after he was wounded in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but with the aid of prosthetics, he learned to walk again. The fear I had going into Stronger , the film about Bauman’s recovery starring Jake Gyllenhaal, was that it would cram this genuinely wrenching ma
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How Campus Sexual Assault Became So Politicized On Friday, the Department of Education officially revoked the Obama administration’s guidance on college sexual assault, offering interim guidelines on how universities should handle the issue. Democratic Senator Patty Murray said in a statement the decision could send sexual assault survivors “back into the shadows.” When DeVos gestured at these upcoming plans in a speech earlier this month, man
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Some Vegetarian Dinosaurs Cheated By Snacking on Seafood Digging for fossilized dino poop: CU Boulder associate professor Karen Chin at work. (Image: University of Colorado) Large plant-eating dinosaurs are typically thought of as strict vegetarians, but an analysis of fossilized dino poop from the Cretaceous Period suggests some of these creatures also feasted on crustaceans. The study, published this week in Scientific Reports , suggests these occasi
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Solar panel maker wins trade commission finding, tariff decision to go to Trump Enlarge / An employee inspects photovoltaic cells following electrical contact soldering during manufacture at Solarworld AG in Freiberg, Germany, in July 2016. (credit: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) On Friday, the International Trade Commission (ITC) sided with bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Suniva , voting 4-0 that cheap imported solar panels and modules have harmed domestic pan
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Aaron Hernandez Had 'Severe' Form of Brain Disease: What Is CTE?Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez had a severe form of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died earlier this year, a new analysis of his brain shows.
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Antibiotics and biocidal cleaners may spread multidrug resistance in MRSAAntibiotic use on people or pets, and use of biocidal cleaning products such as bleach, are associated with multidrug resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the home. This contamination of the home environment may contribute to reinfection of both humans and animals with MRSA, and to subsequent failure of treatment. The research is published Sept. 22 in Applied and Env
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I Love Nearly Every Single Thing About This Gigantic Gaming Laptop All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo When companies continually try to shoehorn features like curved displays or modular add-ons into devices where they don’t necessarily belong, I often find myself wondering why they’re working so hard to include features of such dubious value. But perhaps the best example of this are all the manufacturers trying to install mechanical keyboards on gaming laptops.
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Two-colour pixels let you draw pair of images in the same spacePixels created with pinholes in aluminium can change colour under different light, which may be useful for fighting forgeries and for storing data
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Guest Blog: Addressing Mystic Seg Grenades from @Nseraf Here are player @Nseraf’s suggestions for dealing with seg grenades in Mystic cells. Please note that our developers are currently working on a fix for this problem, and we may soon have new instructions for you wrt seg grenades. However, for the moment, please read up on these tips for helping you to most efficiently deal with the headache of seg grenades. Types of seg(mentation) Gren(ade): Visi
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What Is a ‘Dotard’? Kim Jong-Un Gives Trump a Language LessonIf there's one good thing that came out of President Trump and Kim Jong-Un's back-and-forth, it's this.
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Scientists Resolve Mysterious Violation to Einstein's Relativity Image: Robert Couse-Baker /Flickr Even if you don’t know much physics, you probably know one of its core tenets: an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion. In fact, in a vacuum where there’s literally nothing to slow things down, things don’t prefer being at rest or in motion. This plays out in real life all the time—when you’re sitting in the bathroom on a plane, f
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Verizon backtracks—but only slightly—in plan to kick customers off network Enlarge (credit: Verizon ) Verizon Wireless is giving a reprieve to some rural customers who are scheduled to be booted off their service plans, but only in cases when customers have no other options for cellular service. Verizon recently notified 8,500 customers in 13 states that they will be disconnected on October 17 because they used roaming data on another network. But these customers weren'
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High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come from Outside Our GalaxyGiant observatory announces long-awaited result — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Hijacking' Cells: Scientists Aim to Create More Powerful Cell Building BlocksComponents of cells known as organelles helped kick-start complex life on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago. And now, researchers are trying to invent "designer organelles" that can give cells new capabilities.
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Coyotes vs Roadrunners: Roadrunners win! In a classic cartoonish fashion, the Coyotes just couldn’t quite catch up to those pesky Roadrunners! Beep Beep, Roadrunners are still on top… at least for now! Thanks to all who participated! Leaderboard
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Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warningHealth officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak.
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Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridgeWould you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience?
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London ouster of Uber not justified: US commerce chiefThe decision by London transport authorities to oust US ride-hailing firm Uber is "not really justified," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.
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Russia firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' smartphoneFor Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.
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NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rockNASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft swung by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock.
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Before You Watch Inhumans, Here's All the Crazy Shit Happening to Them in the Comics Image: Marvel Comics. Next week, the Inhumans take their first big step into the world of TV when Inhumans arrives on ABC. We’ve told you about the origins of Marvel’s weird mutants in the past, but what are they up to in the comics right now? If you’re looking to dive in before Inhumans arrives, this is what you need to know. A Huge Cloud of Terrigen Mists Came and Awoke Tons of New Inhumans Oka
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FTC serves health-app maker massive slice of humble pie—and $1.5M bill (credit: JLS Photography – Alaska ) The Pact app was supposed to help users meet weekly goals for exercising and eating veggies. Users that succeeded were promised cash rewards, while those who broke their health “pact” paid penalties. But according to the Federal Trade Commission, it was the app maker that saw diet and exercise results—it feasted on users’ bank accounts and made a run for it whe
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Enormous dinosaur poops show that even herbivores ate shellfish Science Plus a heaping portion of decayed wood for fiber. Everyone cheats on their diets—dinosaurs were no exception. And there's one delicacy that paleontologists didn't know until now: crustaceans.
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Dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearlsPearls are among nature's most beautiful creations, and have been treasured for countless centuries. Beneath one's iridescent surface lies a tough and resilient structure made of intricately arranged tiles of calcium carbonate organized by a crew of proteins that guide its formation and repair.
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Fires in Australia pop up in places already burnedFires that span across the Northern Territory and Western Australia appear to have broken out in areas that have already been burned in previous fires. Areas that sport "burn scars", those areas that are a darker, almost red-brown color, are surrounded by fires that are anywhere from a few hours old to 7 days old. The areas that are seven days old can be attributed to fires that spread but areas t
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Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum propertiesPure diamond consists of carbon atoms in a perfect crystal lattice. But remove a few carbons and swap some others for nitrogen, and you get a diamond with special quantum-sensing properties. These properties are useful for quantum information applications and sensing magnetic fields, and as a platform for probing the mysteries of quantum physics.
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NASA tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas approachNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at Maria's temperatures to find the strongest sides of the storm, while NOAA's GOES satellite revealed the extent of the storm in a visible image as it moved toward the Bahamas.
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NASA's Terra satellite sees a very stubborn post-Tropical Cyclone JoseJose continues to bring tropical storm conditions to southern New England although the storm has become post-tropical. NASA's Terra satellite caught a view of the storm sitting almost stationary about 100 miles from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.
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First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testingScientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.
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Fires in Australia pop up in places already burnedFires that span across the Northern Territory and Western Australia appear to have broken out in areas that have already been burned in previous fires.
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Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, says CU Anschutz studyEfforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception (EC) scored victories in 2013, when the US Food and Drug Administration removed age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the levonogestrel drug Plan B.
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NYU dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearlsWhile it is known that pearls are made of calcium carbonate with an organic matrix core, the role of the proteins modulating the organization of these crystals has, until recently, been unclear. Researchers at NYU Dentistry reported the role of two such proteins that regulate the processes leading up to the formation of pearl.
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UCI scientists identify important aspect of the brain's navigational systemThe ability to successfully navigate in the environment is essential both for animals searching for food or escaping predators, as well as for human urban dwellers. It is something we take for granted, but under the hood, it is supported by still incompletely understood brain networks that continuously calculate our position in the environment. Moreover, the location where certain experience occur
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Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancerA new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations — those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father — in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumors and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary to what scientists believed, the gene does not cause Fanconi anaemia. Researchers recommend modifying the clinical monitoring of patients with these mut
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Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum propertiesWhen a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple method that can be done in many labs. They describe their results this week in Applied Physics Letters.
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A NASA Spacecraft Will Slingshot Past Earth Today Image: NASA Right now, NASA’s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security – Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is hurtling through the void in order to link up with an asteroid named Bennu in 2018. While the intrepid spacecraft still has a way to go until its big rendezvous, today it’ll casually fly by Earth. Unfortunately, it poses no immediate danger to our planet, b
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Infant mummy and Triceratops go through CT scanner Scientists recently put a 2,000-year-old patient into a CT scanner: the mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy. Then they did the same with pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops . By scanning the child mummy, researchers hope to gain insight into the diet, lifestyle, habits, and physiology of people living in Egypt around 2,000 years ago, when the baby was mummified. They also are loo
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The Meaning of Kim Jong Un's Rebuttal to Trump In the last two weeks, tensions with North Korea are approaching an important limit. Pyongyang’s threat to conduct an atmospheric thermonuclear test is perhaps the most provocative action the regime could take, short of mobilizing for an attack. It is too grave to be ignored. To prevent the launch, the Trump administration must evolve beyond the failed policy of its first nine months, issue a cre
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Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departmentsThe nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care.
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Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic originA 50-year-old debate has at last been settled: the highest-energy cosmic rays do not originate in our own Galaxy but in galaxies located tens or even hundreds of millions of light years away. The evidence comes from the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, which has been gathering data since 2004 about these particles that constantly bombard the Earth. The CNRS is the observatory's principal Fre
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First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testingScientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.
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Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer's better than APOE E4 aloneA new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, most associated by themselves with only a small risk of Alzheimer's disease, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer's dementia than testing only for the well-known genetic variant APOE E4.
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Mysterious Deep Space Radio Bursts May Be Surprisingly Common Artist’s depiction of a rupturing magnetar—a rotating neutron star with an extremely strong magnetic field. These exotic objects could be the source of the mysterious cosmic bursts observed by scientists. (Image: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger) Since their discovery in 2002, scientists have struggled to understand Fast Radio bursts—high-energy pulses that originate from galaxies
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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft zooms by Earth on its way to an asteroidOn its way to collect dust samples from the asteroid Bennu, NASA’S OSIRIS-REx spaceship will slingshot around Earth, passing 17,000 kilometres above Antarctica
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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money. (Image credit: Chelsea Beck)
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Plan to save Great Barrier Reef from encroaching farm pollutionA major project is underway to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from being smothered and poisoned by agricultural runoff
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New Zealand’s iconic kiwi birds may be losing their sightThree Okarito brown kiwis living wild in New Zealand are completely blind but in good physical condition, suggesting the species is evolving to lose its sight
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Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to seaThe near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.
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The way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicatedGaining resistance to one of their own toxins forced some poison dart frogs to make other genetic tweaks, too.
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Friday's Top Deals: Sheet Gold Box, Bluetooth Headphones, iPhone Cases, and More We kick off the weekend with sateen sheet Gold Box , B luetooth headphones , iPhone cases and more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Whether you ordered a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, or you’re still rocking a phone from the iPhone 7 generation, these discounted Anker cases will keep your handset safe. Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse , $14 with code DEAL
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VW’s California XXL, an amazing camper van that needs to come to the US Volkswagen I was alerted to this rather awesome-looking Volkswagen California XXL camper van by our policy editor and chief Ars van aficionado David Kravets. Based on the VW Crafter, this is a 21st-century descendent of the iconic VW bus ( aka the Bulli/Camper/Kombi/Transporter/Type 2). It's also perhaps the ultimate expression of car camping, short of one of those Russian things that are a spino
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NASA tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas approachNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at Maria's temperatures to find the strongest sides of the storm, while NOAA's GOES satellite revealed the extent of the storm in a visible image as it moved toward the Bahamas.
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Families of survivors of ECMO for heart conditions report favorable quality of lifeOne of the few large studies to report long-term outcomes in cardiac patients treated in childhood with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has found overall favorable outcomes among survivors, as reported by families. ECMO provides short-term breathing and heart support for critically ill children while doctors treat the underlying illness.
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NASA's Terra satellite sees a very stubborn post-Tropical Cyclone JoseJose continues to bring tropical storm conditions to southern New England although the storm has become post-tropical. NASA's Terra satellite caught a view of the storm sitting almost stationary about 100 miles from Nantucket Island, Mass.
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Gatorade to Pay $300,000 for Using Usain Bolt Game to Teach Kids Not to Drink Water GIF GIF Source: CSPITV In 2012, Gatorade released Bolt! , a game for the iPhone that used the fastest man alive to inspire kids to try their best, remain dedicated, and always avoid water. Some people found this problematic —including California’s attorney general. On Thursday, The Gatorade Company agreed to pay a $300,000 settlement for promoted misleading and disparaging statements about water.
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Saving One of Western Art’s Most Iconic Paintings For nearly 100 years, he’s been the star attraction in the palatial portrait gallery of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, a turn-of-the-century estate in tony San Marino, California. Today, he lies on a table in a small, chilled room above some administrative offices, surrounded by surgical tools, looking more than ever like a vulnerable boy on the cusp of adolescenc
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Lab notes: DNA editing, dearth of new antibiotics and knowing your mind This week’s top story brings hope for millions of those who are unable to conceive. British scientists have revealed the role of ‘master gene’ in human embryo development . The study marks a first for the UK and could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and improve fertility treatments. Scientists used Crispr/Cas9 gene-editing tool to make precise cuts in DNA and deactivate a gene ca
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Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt GIF Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built camera drone has a range of almost two miles, allowing him to pilot it to the top of a mountain and capture exhilarating footage along the way. Yesterday’s drone’s eye view of a cargo train might have left you feeling a bit queasy, but this short fi
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Cities and States Are Picking Up Trump's Slack on ClimateA group of states are on track to meet or exceed their share of the Paris accord target — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mysterious Apocalyptic Message Interrupts TV Broadcasts in California: 'Violent Times Will Come' The mushroom cloud from “Ivy Mike” rises above in the Marshall Islands in 1952. (Photo: AP) Many Californians’ regularly scheduled broadcasts were interrupted Thursday morning with strange emergency messages warning of extraterrestrial invasions and the beginning of Armageddon. The bizarre warnings aired on TVs in the Orange County area, affecting Cox and Spectrum cable users, according to the Or
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How a video game might help us build better cities | Karoliina KorppooWith more than half of the world population living in cities, one thing is undeniable: we are an urban species. Part game, part urban planning sketching tool, "Cities: Skylines" encourages people to use their creativity and self-expression to rethink the cities of tomorrow. Designer Karoliina Korppoo takes us on a tour through some extraordinary places users have created, from futuristic fantasy c
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How Graham-Cassidy Would Affect Women The latest health-care bill by Senate Republicans, Graham-Cassidy, is being called the most radical Obamacare-repeal proposal yet. Women are one group that would be most affected by the overhaul . Graham-Cassidy has been deemed “ far-reaching ” because it would end both the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and its system of tax credits to help people buy personal insurance plans. Instead,
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Giving the Deep State More Leeway to Kill With Drones The Trump administration believes that the targeted-killing policy of its predecessor is too restrictive, and officials intend to give what some call “the administrative state” and others call “the deep state” the ability to use lethal force with less oversight. Expect more secretive killings by the CIA. Former President Barack Obama presided over roughly 10 times as many lethal air strikes as Ge
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Arecibo Observatory Closed by Hurricane MariaThe condition of the world’s second-largest radio telescope remains unclear after being battered by the storm — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA's asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today Space It has to pick up an extra boost. OSIRIS-REx is stopping by to pick up an extra boost from Earth’s gravity.
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To Advance Medicine's Future, NIH Tries to Win the Trust of Mistreated CommunitiesThe agency hopes to enroll 1 million people in its precision medicine effort — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Will Break First, Your iPhone or Your Wireless Charging Ikea Furniture Image: Ikea Known for innovating by employing technology and features other companies have had in use for years and treating them as Brand Fucking New, Apple is now rolling out wireless charging on its new line of iPhones. Despite hideous initial sales, there’s likely to be a rush to buy up charging stations and Ikea—Sweden’s most famous non-idiot export —is pulling a comfortable, flat-packed cha
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Deadspin Wait, Do The Rams Actually Have An Offense Now? Deadspin Wait, Do The Rams Actually Have An Offense Now? | Jezebel Oh My God, Wendy Williams Was So Freaking Rude to The Bachelorette ’s Rachel and Bryan! | The Root Former White Woman Discusses Her ‘Black Woman’ Transition on Maury | Splinter If This Punk-Rock Democrat Can Win in Texas, Maybe We’re Not Totally Screwed |
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Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balanceScientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, the CNRS, Collège de France, University Pierre et Marie Curie, and University Clermont Auvergne, have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction apparatus of the inner ear's
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Virtual reality er kunstens nye medieSERIE: En lang række førende kunstnere har taget VR til sig. I dag åbner udstillingen ‘CC:LAB . Virtual Reality’ på Copenhagen Contemporary på Papirøen i København. Ingeniøren var en af de første til at prøve det danskproducerede VR-kunstværk Anthropia.
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In China, Robot Dentists Are Implanting 3-D Printed Teeth
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Liveblog: Satya Nadella lays out Microsoft’s vision at Ignite this morning Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (credit: Microsoft) View Liveblog Microsoft's IT-focused Ignite conference—the one that to many of us is still more familiar as "TechEd"—starts on Monday. In a shake-up from the normal routine for these things, the opening keynote will be a short, one-hour affair, in which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will present the company's vision for the future. This will be follo
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Fitbit Ionic review: Meet the $300 fitness-focused smartwatch Video shot by Justin Wolfson (video link) Fitbit has a lot riding on its new $300 Ionic smartwatch. Analyst reports suggest the smartwatch category will continue to grow over the next few years, and Apple and Google already have well-established devices and operating systems. Being one of the top players in the wearables game, Fitbit is unlikely to build a device that runs Android Wear (much less
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First Evidence That Offshore Wind Farms Are Changing the OceansWind turbines can support vast colonies of marine species in areas where they were previously rare.
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Celebrate the Autumn Equinox 2017 with Jupiter, Moon ConjunctionWhile residents of the northern half of the Earth prepare for shorter days and colder weather — the first day of fall is Friday (Sept. 22) — there is a sky spectacle to enjoy.
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Residents: Frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance?Residents often decide which antibiotics to start a patient on so they could become the first line of defense against antibiotic resistance, says Geovanny F. Perez, M.D., a pulmonologist at Children's National Health System.
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Study: Strategy might prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuriesA new study at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center investigates how to reduce the number of infections in patients with spinal cord injuries without using antibiotics.
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Novel assay shows promise for non-invasive detection of PD-L1 on circulating tumor cellsResearchers have presented the first report of a new microfluidics-based approach for detecting circulating cancer biomarkers in blood samples.
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When Will the Economy Start Caring About Home-Care Work? For six weeks, LaTanya Thomas, a personal-care assistant in Minneapolis, worked without pay, helping to clean, dress, and feed her client. She and her colleagues asked their boss where their paychecks were. They spoke with the bank. They accepted five- or 10-dollar bills as a little something to tide them over, she said, rolling their eyes when their boss promised that their checks would be clear
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Report: T-Mobile, Sprint finally figuring out this merger thing Enlarge T-Mobile USA and Sprint are getting further along in merger talks and are "close to agreeing [to] tentative terms on a deal," Reuters reported today, citing anonymous sources . A merger would join the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the US, leaving the country with three major nationwide carriers including Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint owner SoftBank of Japan would "own
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Uber loses its licence to operate in LondonTransport for London says Uber is 'not fit and proper' to operate in London, meaning its licence will expire after 30 September, unless the firm appeals
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Carmakers face billions in European CO2 fines from 2021: studyBig-name carmakers including Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler face fines running into the billions for failure to meet tough new European carbon dioxide emissions limits slated for 2021, a study has found.
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23 millioner landmænd protesterer over patenter på planterNye retningslinjer fra den europæiske patentmyndighed EPO strider stadig imod reglen om, at man ikke kan patentere naturen, siger de store europæiske landbrugsorganisationer og Noah.
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Ukrainian Freedom Fighting and Cambodian Democracy: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing Learning to Fight Joao Bolan and Sandra Alek | Roads & Kingdoms “In August 2014, the small city of Ilovaisk became a battlefield, with Ukrainian government forces battling pro-Russian insurgents. Caught in the crossfire, civilians fled the city. Those with nowhere to go hid in damp basements for months. Since then, the frontline has moved; however, residents cannot forget the bloodshed during tha
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Photos of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria crashed across the entire U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, making landfall with winds approaching 150 mph (240 kph). Widespread destruction from the worst storm to hit in nearly a century has left almost the entire island without power, and many without running water or cell phone service. Maria also brought heavy rains and flooding, and has been blamed for at least 15
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Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreakerRussia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets.
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Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest levelIndonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level, and some 10,000 villagers have left their homes around the mountain, officials said Friday.
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There’s an okay way to argue in front of your kids It’s okay if your kids hear their parents arguing, as long as they’re handling disagreements in a constructive way, a new study suggests. University of Arizona researcher Olena Kopystynska looks at how the way parents handle conflict with each other affects their parenting styles and how emotionally secure their children feel after being exposed to conflict between their parents. “Not all conflic
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Robotic ships from Rolls-Royce (not that one) could carry out naval missions without a crew Military New autonomous vessels possible within a decade. Rolls-Royce, the marine company, wants to design long-range autonomous ships for the world's navies.
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Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BCTextiles represent one of the earliest human craft technologies and applied arts, and their production would have been one of the most important time, resource and labour consuming activities in the ancient past.
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Rainbow colors reveal cell historyTracing the history of individual cells in the developing organism can reveal functional differences among seemingly uniform cells. This knowledge is important for defining the characteristics of highly regenerative cells in order to target them for cellular therapies, as well as to prevent the formation of unfit cells, which compromise the overall health of the organism. The study introduced here
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Review: Leica SofortThe cheapest-ever Leica camera is cute as a button.
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Blocking protein may turn bad fat brown Researchers working with mice may have found a way to convert “bad” white fat—which hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity—into “good” brown fat—which actually helps burn calories. The findings raise the prospect of developing more effective treatments, in people, for obesity and diabetes related to weight gain. White fat stores calories and pads our bellies, hips, and thighs. I
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Is Facebook Too Big to Fight Its Ad Problem?
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Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genomeAn international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people.
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Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakeningWhen the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have become more persistent over the past four decades and can be linked to cold winters in Russia and Europe. It is the first to show that changes in winds high up in the stratosphere substantially contributed
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These Well-Reviewed Bluetooth Headphones Run For 40 Hours on a Charge, On Sale Today Only Avantree 40 Hour Bluetooth Headphones , $41 Inexpensive Bluetooth earbuds are a dime-a-dozen, but if you prefer over ears , today’s your lucky day. You might not have heard of these Avantree headphones , but they have a stellar 4.4 star average from over 2,600 customers, and run for a whopping 40 hours on a charge. If the battery does somehow die on you, just plug in the included 3.5mm cable, and
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Party discipline for jumping genesJumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood so far. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated for the first time in all transposons of the host organism, which properties and host environments facilitat
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Development of an artificial orchid cultivation kitOrchids are loved by gardeners around the world but are notoriously difficult to cultivate. Japanese researchers have developed a new orchid cultivation kit that allows seed germination, flowering, and fruiting, and have succeeded in the complete artificial cultivation of an autonomous orchid. Since this kit can be made from materials costing only a few dollars, it can broaden the range of opportu
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Our weight tells how we assess foodA new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which they are eaten. But that's not all. The research also highlighted the ways in which underweight people pay greater attention to natural foods an
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Observatory detects extragalactic cosmic rays hitting the EarthFifty years ago, scientists discovered that the Earth is occasionally hit by cosmic rays of enormous energies. Since then, they have argued about the source of those ultra-high energy cosmic rays — whether they came from our galaxy or outside the Milky Way.The answer is a galaxy or galaxies far, far away, according to a report published Sept. 22 in Science by the Pierre Auger Collaboration.
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New gene delivery approach could allow long-term persistence in proliferating cellsResearchers added a scaffold/matrix attachment region (S/MAR) to a conventional adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector used for gene transfer, and the modified vectors were able to establish colonies and maintain long-term transgene expression in HeLa cells.
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700-year-old saint myth has been proven (almost) trueScientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi.
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HSE scholars measure prestige of fashion modelsBeginning models should choose independent magazines in order to be successful in the fashion industry, but they should also keep in mind that the fashion business is becoming increasingly closed off every year. This is one of the conclusions drawn by Margarita Kuleva, Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Studies, HSE St. Petersburg, and her student, Daria Maglevanaya.
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Unravelling the mechanisms of SST warming in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is still a challengeStudies of low-frequency variations of oceanic environment are critical important for the regional climate. The warming trend of sea surface temperature in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is no-doubt significant, but the underlying physical mechanics are not sufficiently documented. Now researchers in Hangzhou have identified the low-frequency trend of vertical structure of oceanic interior, and
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Air pollution is bad for our kidneys Air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, new research suggests. “…once we analyzed the data, the link between air pollution and the development of kidney disease was clear.” Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to other major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The
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4K titles on iTunes can only be streamed, not downloaded Enlarge / The fourth-generation Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham ) Apple announced the arrival of more 4K content to iTunes when it introduced the new Apple TV 4K last week. However, those who purchase the new set-top box will be limited in how they can enjoy 4K titles. According to an Apple support document , 4K content from iTunes can only be streamed, not downloaded directly to a device. "
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Do Letters Show You How They Sound? It is a principle of most modern thought about language that the relation between signs and meanings is arbitrary. But a new study finds a connection between sounds and ink on "paper," says Alva Noë. (Image credit: Anthia Cumming/Getty Images)
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Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakeningWhen the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have become more persistent over the past four decades and can be linked to cold winters in Russia and Europe.
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Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genomeAn international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people.
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Stimuli fading away en route to consciousnessWhether or not we consciously perceive the stimuli projected onto our retina is decided in our brain. A recent study by the University of Bonn shows how some signals dissipate along the processing path to conscious perception. This process begins at rather late stages of signal processing. By contrast, in earlier stages there is hardly any difference in the reaction of neurons to conscious and unc
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Rainbow colors reveal cell historyDr. Nikolay Ninov, group leader at the DFG research center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, and Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden, and his group developed a system called 'Beta-bow,' which allows the history of β-cells to be traced by genetic bar-coding and multicolor imaging. The results of this study are now published in the scientific journal Nature C
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Russian scientists have studied the genes that allow cancer cells to resist drugsResearchers from the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) have studied the mechanism of drug resistance for ovarian and breast cancer cells. They discovered that these cancer cells have redox-dependent mechanism which is tasked with sustaining their drug resistance. The results have been published in two articles in the journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
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Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BCAnalysis of Iron Age textiles indicates that during c. 1000-400 BC Italy shared the textile culture of Central Europe, while Greece was largely influenced by the traditions of ancient Near East.
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Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipperaccording to scientists from Aalto University Finland, viruses and nanoparticles can be assembled into processable superlattice wires. The demonstration shows that electrostatic self-assembly of nanoparticles can potentially be used to form processable materials for future applications.
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The hectic around-the-clock effort to save an endangered, orphaned batEarly one Wednesday morning in January, in an exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a fruit bat named Patty went into labor.
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Jellyfish Caught Snoozing Give Clues to Origin of SleepThe brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Developmental Language Disorder: The most common childhood condition you've never heard of Professor Courtenay Norbury debunks some myths about children with this common but poorly understood condition Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is diagnosed when children fail to acquire their own language for no obvious reason. This results in children who have difficulty understanding what people say to them, and struggle to articulate their ideas and feelings. Recent research has shown th
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Basics: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your BrainScientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites.
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Amazon plans to double staff in New York CityIt's not a second headquarters, but Amazon.com says it will add about 2,000 employees in New York City during the next three years, more than doubling an outpost focused on the online retailer's advertising business.
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Facebook vil snage i dine shoppingvanerNu vil Facebook også følge dig, når du er offline. Med nye værktøjer kan butikker, du kun har besøgt i den virkelige verden, sende annoncer til dig og dine venner online.
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Ophavsmænd forsvarer kritiseret mikroplastmålingFlere eksperter har sået tvivl om de opsigtsvækkende resultater, der tidligere på ugen fandt mikroplast i dansk drikkevand. Nu svarer CPHbusiness Laboratorie og Miljø, som stod bag prøverne på kritikken.
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Uber Has Lost Its License to Operate in London
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Moonshine Link Discovered for Pariah Symmetries In 1892, the mathematician Otto Hölder posed a question that would occupy the field for more than a century: Is it possible to make a periodic table of all finite symmetry? The answer, to which hundreds of mathematicians have contributed, is yes. But the taxonomy that emerged from this monumental effort has prompted both enlightenment and head scratching. For in addition to the well-understood el
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Watch This Tree-Climbing Chainsaw Monster Shave This Timber Clean GIF If you thought lumberjack would be one of the last jobs to be replaced by robots and automated machinery, you’ll want to replan your future after watching this tree-climbing, chainsaw-wielding contraption shimmy up a trunk while slicing off every single branch in its path. Trimming off all of the branches ahead of time makes it easier to fell a tree because there’s less risk of it getting tan
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Singapore ranks first as launchpad for global cyber attacksSingapore has overtaken nations including the U.S., Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
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Leopoldina Annual Assembly focuses on genome editing issuesThe German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina today opened its 2017 Annual Assembly in Halle (Saale), with this year's theme being "Genome Editing – Challenges for the Future". The two-day event sees distinguished international scientists come together to address new molecular biological methods that enable targeted genetic interventions.
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A sustainable future powered by seaOIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.
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Party discipline for jumping genesJumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood so far. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated for the first time in all transposons of the host organism, which properties and host environments facilitat
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Smartphone apps reduce depressionNew Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.
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Development of an artificial orchid cultivation kitOrchids are loved by gardeners around the world but are notoriously difficult to cultivate. Researchers have developed a new orchid cultivation kit and have succeeded in complete artificial cultivation of an autonomous orchid. Since this kit can be made cheaply, it can broaden the opportunities for orchid cultivation in general households. It is also expected to be useful in preserving the genetic
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Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate TectonicsThe massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is More Farce Than Satire When Kingsman: The Secret Service landed in theaters two years ago, it was a surprising, if modestly guilty, pleasure. For more than 30 years—going back at least as far as Never Say Never Again —James Bond had been derided within his own franchise as a “dinosaur,” for his tailored suits, sexist attitudes, and proclivity for violence. Kingsman thus served as a kind of Jurassic Park for the Bondian
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Love in the Time of Individualism C.S. Lewis’s wife, Joy Davidman, died of bone cancer on July 13, 1960. The next day, the famous author wrote a letter to Peter Bide, the priest who had married them, to tell him the news. “I’d like to meet,” Lewis writes, suggesting the two grab lunch sometime soon. “For I am—oh God that I were not—very free now. One doesn’t realize in early life that the price of freedom is loneliness. To be hap
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Complete structure of mitochondrial respiratory supercomplex decoded(Phys.org)—Piece by piece, the circuit diagram for electron transport in the mitochondria has come closer to completion. Each new structure obtained for any of the five respiratory complexes further constrains the assembled puzzle. Eventually, big blocks are arranged into their final placements. The exact composition of the biggest block, the so-called megacomplex, has long eluded researchers. Now
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Coordinated automated road transportA new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people's lives.
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Don't Rely On an Unlock Pattern To Secure Your Android PhoneA new study found test subjects could mostly spot the patterns from five or six feet away on the first try.
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Waymo Partners With Intel, Tesla Kills a Model S, a Lawyer Debates the Trolley Problem and More This Week in the Future of CarsPlus: We play a game meant for traffic engineers, Apple engineers take on self-driving, and Sebastian Thrun wears a puppy.
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Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipperIt has always been the Holy Grail of materials science to describe and control the material's structure-function relationship. Nanoparticles are an attractive class of components to be used in functional materials because they exhibit size-dependent properties, such as superparamagnetism and plasmonic absorption of light. Furthermore, controlling the arrangement of nanoparticles can result in unfo
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Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiationCharged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.
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New Ant-Man 2 Pictures Reveal a Villain and Wasp's Full Suit Andy Serkis discusses Carrie Fisher and his work on The Last Jedi . Michelle Yeoh reveals her Star Trek: Discovery character’s link to Spock’s dad. Trollhunters recruits some Game of Thrones and Star Wars stars for new villains. Plus, tons of new pictures from the return of Supernatural , Arrow , and more. Huzzah for spoilers! Ant-Man & The Wasp Just Jared has set pics of Wasp in full costume
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Gene variant linked to Alzheimer’s disease is a triple threatA genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease works on multiple aspects of the disease, researchers report.
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Solidarity between good and justice keeps a society togetherSoka University researcher Isamu Okada and his collaborators Tatsuya Sasaki (University of Vienna) and Yutaka Nakai (Shibaura Institute of Technology) have found that the solidarity of philanthropism and reciprocity is necessary to maintain cooperative societies. Their paper was published in Scientific Reports on Aug. 29, 2017.
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London regulator announces Uber ban (credit: Automobile Italia ) London's taxi regulator is revoking Uber's license to operate in the city, the agency announced on its Twitter feed on Friday morning. "Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility," Transport for London wrote. The agency cited Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offenses" as one problem with the company's conduct. It also poin
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A way to measure and control phonons(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Vienna in Austria and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a technique using photons for controlling and measuring phonons. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique and suggest that their work might have laid the groundwork toward a method to store information in a quantum
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In defence of great crested newts—why these elusive amphibians are worth the worryYou have probably never seen a great crested newt. If you're in the UK, you'll usually only hear about them when construction work is halted because they are found at a building site. In the past month alone, relocating these protected animals has caused delays to new roads, a huge rail freight hub, a 1,400-home development and a football club's state-of-the-art £14m training complex. Even an ille
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Drug and gene therapy combo may reverse M.S. A new gene therapy could inhibit or reverse multiple sclerosis, new research using mouse models suggests. By combining a brain-protein gene and an existing medication, the researchers were able to prevent the mouse version of multiple sclerosis. Likewise, the treatments produced near-complete remission in the animal models. The findings could lead to treatments multiple sclerosis and other autoim
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Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiationCharged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.
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Ultra-light aluminum: USU chemist reports breakthrough in material designChemists from Utah State University and Russia's Southern Federal University report a new, metastable, ultra-light crystalline form of aluminum has been computationally designed using density functional calculations with imposing periodic boundary conditions.
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What You Need to Know When Switching from Windows to macOS (or Vice Versa) Image: Apple/Microsoft So you’ve decided its time to abandon your lifelong love of Apple machines and make the jump to the Surface Laptop instead; or maybe you’ve realized you just can’t live without a Touchbar-enabled MacBook Pro and are ready to wave goodbye to Windows because of it. We now do more of our computing inside a browser—if you’re a heavy Chrome and web app user then you’ll have a ve
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Project uses drones to monitor the health of the AmazonThe Amazon basin, home to the largest rainforest in the world, plays a crucial role in maintaining the planet's carbon budget, absorbing and storing billions of tons of carbon dioxide annually. But a tipping point looms on the horizon—one that may turn one this vital carbon sink into one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide on the planet.
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Next-generation models revealing climate change effect on hurricanesAs residents in the Caribbean try to piece together their lives after being battered by two powerful hurricanes in a fortnight, scientists are working to find out if storms Irma and Maria are signs of what may come as the climate changes.
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Marine snails know how to budget their housing costsFor nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold water relatives. New research, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University in Australia with researchers at British Antarctic Survey, suggests that it all comes down to 'housing cost.'
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How this worm survived 18 million years without sex Scientists have sequenced the genome of a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species. This group originated approximately 18 million years ago—making it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known. The work reveals how it has escaped the evolutionary dead end usually met by organisms that don’t engage in sex. “Scientists have been trying to understand how some
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Six climate change solutions we can all agree onIn the U.S., few issues seem to be as divisive as climate change. Although the science is unequivocal, political polarization has taken climate change hostage. Fortunately, there are solutions that people on both sides of the climate divide might be able to agree on. We have shared values to build upon: All Americans want to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities; Republicans, Democra
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Pattern analyses suggests it's possible to predict minimum quake size at its outset(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the California Institute of Technology has found evidence that suggests it might be possible to calculate a minimum peak quake size during the onset of an earthquake. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of subduction earthquakes and the application of pattern analysis to eventual quake size.
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15 Secretive Places You Can Now See on Google Earth (And 3 You Can't)Here are the government buildings, military installments and industrial centers you can now peruse on Google Earth — and three places still shielded from prying eyes.
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Maximized Living: “5 Essentials” of Chiropractic Marketing PropagandaWhat do vitalism, old school chiropractic subluxations, germ theory denial, detox supplements, marketing gimmicks, and practicing way beyond a reasonable scope have in common?
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What's next for offshore wind in the U.S.?Wind farms installed off the coasts of the U.S. could potentially generate more than 2,000 gigawatts of clean, carbon-free energy. That's about twice as much electricity as Americans currently consume. But so far, only the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off Rhode Island is operating, and America is falling dramatically behind on offshore wind. What's holding us back, and why is there reason to
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Hurricane topples 'Moon Tree' that was on Apollo missionWinds from Hurricane Irma have toppled a tiny tree that orbited the moon and later grew at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
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Why Would North Korea Want to Drop a Hydrogen Bomb in the Ocean? The schoolyard-level taunting at the UN General Assembly sparked by President Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies was taken up a notch Friday as Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, responded in what is perhaps his first personal reply. The crux of Kim’s response : “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotar
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A new way to enhance the capacity of memory devicesA Tomsk Polytechnic University study reveals how topological vortices found in low-dimensional materials can be both displaced and erased and restored again by the electrical field within nanoparticles. This may open exciting opportunities for memory devices or quantum computers in which information will be encrypted in the characteristics of topological vortices.
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Chiral crabsSander Wezenberg, and PhD students Thomas van Leeuwen and Kaja Sitkowska, from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, spoke to us about their work in chirality and molecular motors, and the seaside scene on the cover of ChemComm that it inspired.
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New pollinator guidelines aim to get Ireland's farmland buzzing againResearchers behind the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP) this week unveiled new Farmland Guidelines to add another strand to a coordinated drive to help Ireland's pollinators survive and thrive. The guidelines were launched at the National Ploughing Championships by Minister of State at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD.
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Why Google Play Store Malware Is So Hard To StopA rash of malware hit the Google Play store this summer. And while Google has taken big steps to improve Android security, there's no clear end in sight.
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HP Omen 15 Review: Decent Performance, But Man Is It UglyThe HP Omen 2015 is an unpretty beast, but it performs well enough.
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Image of the Day: Mouth PartsA high-resolution microscope reveals the intricate inner structure of the blood-sucking tsetse fly's saliva tube.
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Machine-learning cloud platforms get to work Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) The machine-learning smarts that help Google know what’s in a photo and let Amazon’s Alexa carry on a conversation are getting a real job. “ML” platforms from vendors like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and others can automate business processes on a previously impossible scale and free up employees for more creative, thought-intensive work. They also require a lo
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Forbudt ukrudtsmiddel vendte hurtigt tilbageEt nedbrydningsprodukt efter ukrudtsmidlet rimsulfuron blev op gennem nullerne fundet under danske forsøgsmarker og forbudt. Men siden 2013 har det igen været tilladt på dispensation – og forbruget er lige så højt som før forbuddet.
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Why the ’80s are like, totally back on screen The author of a new book about science fiction film from the 1950s through the beginning of the 1980s says that the ’80s are such a popular setting and inspiration for modern movies and TV shows because of the power of nostalgia. If you grew up in the 1980s, you might be reveling in the recent onslaught of movies and TV shows that are set in and celebrate that era, with offerings such as the big-
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Concrete applications for accelerator scienceParticle accelerators are the engines of particle physics research at Fermilab. They generate nearly light-speed, subatomic particles that scientists study to get to the bottom of what makes our universe tick. Fermilab experiments rely on a number of different accelerators, including a powerful, 500-foot-long linear accelerator that kick-starts the process of sending particle beams to various dest
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Something in our brain is making these spirals look like they are moving Head Trip Snakes on a plane. These playful circles stay still when you stare them down one at a time, but spin frustratingly when spied all together.
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Carsten Hædersdal ny formand for Lægeforeningens Lægeetiske Nævn Overlæge på Frederiksberg Hospital bliver ny formand for det Lægeetiske Nævn i Lægeforeningen.
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DF vil helst ikke bruge alternativt flertal mod produktivitetskrav Dansk Folkeparti vil forsøge at få forhandlet en hurtig afskaffelse af produktivitetskravet igennem ved finanslovforhandlingerne. Kun hvis det mislykkedes, vil partiet overveje at samarbejde med oppositionen om afskaffe det forhadte krav.
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Zappos Is Running a Rare End of Season Sandal Sale Zappos End of Season Sandal Sale Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, marking down thousands of sandals for the end of the season . Heels, flats, thong, slides, all kinds of styles from brands like Tevas, Nike, Birkenstock, Sam Edelman, Keen, and more. Stock up for next season while you can. More Deals
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Supernovae death reveals link to stars' birthIt was previously thought that molecules and dust would be completely obliterated by the tremendous explosions of supernovae. Yet, for the first time, scientists have discovered that this is not actually the case.
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Why rejecting the modern world is a privileged fantasy Mark Boyle argues that a primitive life away from the modern world is healthier , but the evidence strongly suggests that this is a privileged fantasy Romanticising the past is a common human compulsion , and may well have psychological benefits . But some people take it rather far, embracing millennia-old practices and lifestyles, like “paleo diets” , or alternative medicines based on “ancient w
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The superconducting magnets of the futureThe superconducting magnets of the future are under development and CERN is on the front line. To increase the energy of circular colliders, physicists are counting on ever more powerful magnets, capable of generating magnetic fields way beyond the 8 Tesla produced by the magnets in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
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Didn't Scientists Already Know Where Cosmic Rays Come from?Some kinds, yes, but astronomers now have good evidence that the most powerful and mysterious ones come from far beyond the Milky Way — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ny forskning: Højt sukkerindtag gør mænd deprimeredeEn engelsk undersøgelse konkluderer, at et overforbrug af sukker kan føre til psykiske problemer.
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Frida Is A Good Dog, But She Hasn't Rescued 52 People From The Earthquake in Mexico GIF Frida the disaster rescue dog is a social media star. Not only is she just generally a good dog (perhaps one of the goodest), she is going above and beyond by trying to find survivors after the devastating 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City this week. But tales of her heroics so far have been a bit exaggerated. It’s easy to see why people are confused. News outlets like Buzzfeed News have publishe
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Dams and other barriers to salmon spawning grounds create challenges for fisheries managersWild salmon, historically, are born in rivers, swim to sea to live out their adulthoods, and find their way back to their freshwater spawning grounds to reproduce before dying.
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Upgrade to Sateen Sheets From the Amazon Gold Box, Today Only Lynne & Company Sateen Sheet Sets , $37-$43 You spend a third of your life touching bed sheets, so you really ought to invest in ones you like. Today only on Amazon, you can upgrade to soft 400 thread-count sateen from the Gold Box . Prices range from $37 for a full set to $43 for a king, and you can choose from four different colors. Those prices are only available today though, so don’t sle
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Hacking a pressure sensor to track gradual motion along marine faultsDeep below the ocean's surface, shielded from satellite signals, the gradual movement of the seafloor—including along faults that can unleash deadly earthquakes and tsunamis—goes largely undetected. As a result, we know distressingly little about motion along the fault that lies just off the Pacific Northwest coast.
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The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City Back in 2004, The New York Times described Eva Moskowitz as having “sharp elbows.” At the time, Moskowitz represented Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side on New York’s City Council and had, according to the Times profile, emerged as one of the council’s most influential members. Those sharp elbows helped her get things done, whether that meant replacing plastic newspaper racks with stylish fiber
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Long-lost Congo notebooks may shed light on how trees react to climate change Decaying notebooks discovered in an abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating from 1930s A cache of decaying notebooks found in a crumbling Congo research station has provided unexpected evidence with which to help solve a crucial puzzle – predicting how vegetation will respond to climate change. Continue reading…
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Engineers aim to harness energy from the Kuroshio ocean currentOIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.
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NASA-produced damage maps may aid Mexico quake responseA NASA-produced map of areas likely damaged by the Sept. 19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake near Mexico City has been provided to Mexican authorities to help responders and groups supporting the response efforts. The quake, which struck 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City, caused significant loss of life and property damage.
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Developing robots that can walk more naturallyWalking on two legs isn't as easy as it seems. For robots and their designers, it is an even bigger challenge! Researchers at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory are testing novel algorithms to improve humanoids' ability to walk and interact with humans.
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Confusion lingers over health-related pros and cons of marijuana50 years ago, the effects of chronic marijuana smoking on mental health were hazy. They still are.
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Neanderthal boy's skull reveals they grew like modern boys Rare discovery of child’s partial skeleton at 49,000-year-old site in Spain suggests extinct ancestors had similar pattern of growth to modern humans The first analysis of a Neanderthal boy’s skull uncovered in Spain suggests that he grew much like a modern boy would, in another sign that our extinct ancestors were similar to us, researchers have said. The rare discovery of a child’s partial skel
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Archaeologists Don't Always Need to Dig—They've Got DronesOn the morning of the solar eclipse, archaeologists took a drone into the desert to create fantastic 3-D renderings of a Hohokam village.
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With 'Star Trek: Discovery,' CBS Discovers That TV Ain't Easy AnymoreBy putting prequel series 'Star Trek: Discovery' on its streaming network, CBS is trying to solve a problem no one has figured out yet.
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Why Facebook And Google Are Clashing With Internet Freedom AdvocatesHow longtime allies of Google, Facebook and co. became sometime adversaries
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Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that ends up in the atmosphere. (Image credit: Charlie Litchfield/AP)
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Trump's Breathtaking Hypocrisy on Coal MiningHe has said he supports miners and their communities, but his actions put their health and their lives at risk — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Re-introduction of native mammals helps restore arid landscapesSmall native mammals eat more plant seeds than had been realised, and their loss to predators such as foxes and feral cats has likely caused significant changes to vegetation in outback Australia.
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Stressed-out meerkats less likely to help groupDominant female meerkats use aggression to keep subordinates from breeding, but a new study finds this negative behavior also can result in the latter becoming less willing to help within the group.
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Video: How will climate change impact ocean health?The oceans provide one quarter of the world's dietary protein, yet we have little understanding of how changes in ocean temperatures and chemistry will impact ocean life, from microbes to coral reefs to commercial fish stocks, and threaten marine food security.
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Biomass-produced electricity in the US possible, though expensiveIf the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found.
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Friend Request film review: Another Facebook horror film? Yes—and it’s solid Marina doesn't like what she sees on a social networking site. And thus, the evil of Friend Request begins. (credit: Warner Bros.) Friend Request is the second "Facebook horror film" to receive wide release in the past two years. That number may either seem too high or too low to you, but it's certainly fertile pop-culture territory: young, hip kids live their lives online and die for it, mwahaha
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Uber Banned in London For 'Lack of Corporate Responsibility' (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Uber, the troubled amateur cab company, has experienced yet another setback in its plan to take over the world. The city of London just revoked Uber’s license to operate in the city. Transport For London (TfL) released a statement saying that Uber’s license would formally expire on September 30th. Uber says that it will appeal the decision and will operate as us
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DSAM’s regionale bestyrelser er blevet valgtStemmerne er talt op for de fem regionale valg til bestyrelserne i almen praksis' faglige selskab, DSAM. Se hvem, der er blevet valgt i din region.
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Ledelsen afviser dårlige arbejdsforhold på fynske sygehuse – Yngre Læger er forundret
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Image: X-plane preliminary design model tests quiet supersonic technologySamantha O'Flaherty, Test Engineer for Jacobs Technology Inc., finalizes the set-up of the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) Preliminary Design Model inside the 14- by- 22 Foot Subsonic Tunnel at NASA Langley Research Center. Over the next several weeks, engineers will conduct aerodynamic tests on the 15% scale model and the data collected from the wind tunnel test will be used to predict how t
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Scientists show how to control catalyst that turns a greenhouse gas into a fuel or feedstockWhat if we could turn carbon dioxide, CO2, into a valuable resource? Using CO2 as a feedstock to create fuels or other chemicals would offer economic and environmental benefits. The challenge is designing effective processes that yield only the desired chemical: methane or carbon monoxide. Why? Scientists didn't have a clear understanding of the pivotal steps in the reaction mechanism. Scientists
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Research reveals the hidden history of sociable reading in 18th century homesBooks had a social function in 18th century homes, according to new research from Oxford University.
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Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genesResearchers from Oxford have been using virtual reality software to compile genetic data to create models which explain how genes are controlled within their natural chromosomal environments.
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Analyse: Chancen for miljørigtige bilafgifter blev (næsten) forpassetEndnu en gang mislykkedes det trods et stort politisk flertal at omlægge de danske bilskatter, så de udelukkende prioriterer sikkerhed og miljø.
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Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universeThe University of Oxford's Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global science facility that could change our understanding of the universe.
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The dentition of the wedgefish appears designed to crush shellfish, but it also eats stingraysThe diet of some animals is not what the shape of their teeth would have you think. That's the conclusion from a recent study on the jaw of a wedgefish by a team headed by Mason Dean, scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm. Although these batoid fish, i.e. relatives of sharks and rays, have wide teeth and normally eat shellfish and shrimp, fragments of tai
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Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bedThis week will see the second ESA bedrest study investigating a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that could help astronauts to combat the side effects of living in space.
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Should Apple iPhone X Trust Facial Recognition for Security?New FaceID biometrics will unlock the smartphone and provide access to Apple Pay and other apps — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar worldA revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.
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Quantum data takes a ride on sound wavesYale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip.
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Analysis of titanium in ancient rocks creates upheaval in history of early EarthThe Earth's history is written in its elements, but as the tectonic plates slip and slide over and under each other over time, they muddy that evidence—and with it the secrets of why Earth can sustain life.
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Diamonds show Earth still capable of 'superhot' surprisesDiamonds may be 'forever,' but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions in the Earth's mantle, found two populations, one of which has geologically 'young' ages. The results show that certain volcanic events on Earth may still be able to create super-heated conditions previously thought to have only existed early in
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Clues to ancient past—baby mummy, dinosaur skulls scannedThe mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy and pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops underwent computed tomography (CT) scans Saturday, Sept. 16, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in hopes researchers could learn more about the ancient past. The project is a collaboration between the Saint Louis Science Center and the School of Medicine.
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Uber loses licence to operate in London (Update)London transport authorities said Friday they would not renew Uber's licence to operate in the city when it expires due to public safety concerns, although the US-based ride-hailing app has said it will appeal.
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Lægefaglige direktører advarer mod at droppe psykiatrien i KBU Psykiatrien får endnu sværere ved at rekruttere læger, hvis KBU-forløb i almen praksis bliver obligatorisk at have et. Det krav vil tvinge psykiatrien helt ud af KBU, advarer lægefaglige direktører.
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There and Back Again “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So began the legendarium that dominated a genre, changed Western literature and the field of linguistics, created a tapestry of characters and mythology that endured four generations, built an anti-war ethos that endured a World War and a Cold War, and spawned a multibillion-dollar media franchise. J.R.R. Tolkien’s work is probably best remembered t
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Building Mentorship Out of Trauma Robert Lang, a 68-year-old lawyer at the American Bar Association, has over the course of his career served clients facing immigration crises and domestic violence, among other issues. It’s stressful work, and in order to avoid burnout, Lang has set aside time for what he calls his “adventure” periods: He’s worked as a hospitality manager in the Virgin Islands and a teacher in Los Angeles. But La
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How Dogs Recognize Their Scents — And SelvesDogs appear to know their own scent in a test involving samples of urine. Is that the same as recognizing oneself in a mirror?
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ScienceTake: Dogs Recognize Themselves in Test Based on Smell, Not SightCanines don’t seem to perceive their reflections in mirrors. But they do better with a ‘‘smell mirror.’’
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Jordvarme-anlæg skal levere fjernvarme til nybyggere ved KoldingNybyggere i Vester Nebel kan blive nogle af de første i landet til at få fjernvarme fra et jordvarmeanlæg, når Trefor Varme i Kolding vil etablere et helt nyt fjernvarmenet til 40-45 huse i en ny udstykning.
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Ugens it-job: Beskyt Danmarks største samling af følsom data eller optimer sikkerheden hos landets største energiselskab? På dagens liste jagter Skat, Dong, Netcompany, Forsvaret og BEC it-professionelle. Find det rette job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-beskyt-danmarks-stoerste-samling-foelsom-data-eller-optimere-sikkerheden-hos Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strainsIt will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
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DSB atter ramt af omfattende nedbrud: Vi har et netværksproblem DSB's billetsystemer er nede som følge af et 'netværksproblem'. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dsb-atter-ramt-omfattende-nedbrud-vi-har-netvaerksproblem-1080905 Version2
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Bagsiden: Ølbog fra ‘Poltiken’Ugens korrekturlæsning – vi er ikke de eneste, der har tabt et i!
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Fremstilling af afgørende diabetesceller kan forbedresI fremtiden kan diabetikere måske have godt af at få transplanteret insulinregulerende betaceller…
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Fremtidens delebil er en se-lige-mig-bilDen selvkørende konceptbil Smart Vision EQ ForTwo er udelukkende udviklet som delebil og har hverken rat eller pedaler. Til gengæld har den flere udvendige skærme, der gør det muligt at kommunikere med omverdenen og personliggøre dens look.
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The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curvesMathematicians have opened a new chapter in the theory of moonshine, one which begins to harness the power of the pariahs — sporadic simple groups that previously had no known application.
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NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistanceResearchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their method can quickly sense mechanical fluctuations of bacterial cells and any changes induced by an antibioti
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Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material designIf you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than water says Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev.
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Honey: a cost-effective, non-toxic substitute for graphene manipulationDr. Richard Ordonez, a nanomaterials scientist at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), was having stomach pains last year. So begins the story of the accidental discovery that honey—yes, the bee byproduct—is an effective, non-toxic substitute for the manipulation of the current and voltage characteristics of graphene.
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Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronicsA research group consisting of scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Germany and Venezuela proved the existence of chemical bonds between gallium and oxygen. This discovery will allow manufacturing superconducting nanoelectronics based on gallium selenide, which has never been achieved by any research team in the world. The study was published in Semiconductor Science and Technology.
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Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodileA manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area.
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Honoring the Best in a Workforce 'Under Siege' One Treasury Department sleuth led a team that traced an IRS impersonation scam all the way to India, leading to dozens of federal indictments. A 28-year-old Marine Corps engineer designed the next generation of body armor, literally taking weight off the shoulders of U.S. combat troops. And a researcher who found himself wheelchair-bound as a young man has spent his career inventing new technolo
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NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistanceResearchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their method can quickly sense mechanical fluctuations of bacterial cells and any changes induced by an antibioti
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The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curvesMathematicians have opened a new chapter in the theory of moonshine, one which begins to harness the power of the pariahs – sporadic simple groups that previously had no known application.
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Another court tells police: Want to use a stingray? Get a warrant Enlarge (credit: Elvert Barnes ) The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that the warrantless use of a cell-site simulator violated the Constitution when a man suspected of sexual assault and robbery was located by local police. In a 2-1 opinion issued Thursday, the DC Court of Appeals—effectively the equivalent of a state supreme court—agreed with the lower court's ruling that the use of
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Judge overturns local law that effectively banned drones over small town Enlarge (credit: Andrew Turner ) A federal judge in Massachusetts has struck down four key portions of a 2016 municipal ordinance in Newton, a Boston suburb that effectively banned drones. The lawsuit, which was filed in January 2017 by a local doctor , involves a question that has yet to be fully resolved in the age of increasingly pervasive and inexpensive drones: how much can localities restri
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Graham-Cassidy and the Fog of War To paraphrase a former secretary of defense : There are known knowns, there are known unknowns, and there are unknown unknowns. In policy, as in military strategy, the first two epistemological categories are acceptable: People either know exactly how a policy will work, or they can make educated guesses based on data parameters they can’t quite know for certain. The unknown unknowns—what we don’
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Germany's Far-Right Populists Have an Infighting Problem Through much of last year, Germany’s centrist parties feared that the wave of right-wing nationalism that has swept across Europe in recent years would finally crash upon their shores. That moment seems to have arrived. Barring any last-minute developments or major shifts in the polls, Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party is on track to clear the five percent threshold need
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Sprøjtegift får dispensation, hvis manuelt arbejde er for sværtHvis landmænd vil have dispensation, er det tilstrækkeligt, at der ikke er noget kemisk alternativ til sprøjtemidler, der ikke er godkendt. Miljøstyrelsen understreger dog, at der ikke er risiko for mennesker eller miljø.
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Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying outThe call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.
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'Not one insult': Briton tells of eight months in simulated Mars base Lack of internet was bigger problem than personality clashes among six ‘astronauts’ confined in remote hideaway on Hawaiian volcano Losing internet access was a bigger problem than personality clashes for six “astronauts” confined for eight months on a remote simulated Mars base, a British member of the team has said. Not a single personal insult was uttered by any member of the crew during the w
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Kræftforsker bliver ny professor på Aarhus Universitet Jesper Grau Eriksen vil som ny professor på Aarhus Universitet forske i personlig medicin til kræftpatienter.
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Politiet opgiver sigtelse i sagen om nytårets YouSee-nedbrud Københavns Politi har i dag opgivet sigtelsen mod den person, der blev anholdt i januar og sigtet for at stå bag enormt YouSee-nedbrud nytårsaften. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/politiet-opgiver-sigtelse-sagen-nytaarets-yousee-nedbrud-1080910 Version2 Forside relaterede artikler YouSee: Nytårsnedbrud gik ud over både hardware og software YouSee: 'Bevidst skadelig handling' bag nytårsnedbrud TDC
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Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in Philippines: reportWestern consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed—naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders.
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Her er listen over pesticid-dispensationerneMiljøstyrelsen har i år givet dispensation til anvendelse af 14 pesticider, som ikke er godkendt. Se dem her.
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Stel på københavnsk bycykel brækkede midt overEn københavnsk bycykelbruger endte på skadestuen, efter at stellet på cyklen pludseligt og uden nogen ydre årsag knækkede. By- og Pendlercykel Fonden har efterfølgende tjekket alle cykler af samme årgang uden at finde tegn på lignende fejl.
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DTU vil have mere kapacitet på national supercomputer til biovidenskab Bio-supercomputeren Computerome 2.0 er hovedpersonen i forhåndsmeddelelse om udbud. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dtu-forbereder-shoppingtur-efter-supercomputer-1080889 Version2
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Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attackSecurity researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies.
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Why do people in new democracies stop voting?Are voters in new democracies so disenchanted with the political process that more and more are staying away from the polls?
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Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hopeA tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot—but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.
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Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shapeBy 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports.
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Are you happy you voted—or didn't?After people vote, do they think they made the right choice? When they abstain, do they regret not voting?
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Amerikansk panik over udbredt russisk AV-software – dansk cybermyndighed tavs I USA er produkter fra Kaspersky Lab under kritik for at udgøre en sikkerhedsrisiko i den offentlige sektor, herhjemme forholder Center for Cybersikkerhed sig tavst. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/russisk-av-firma-sikkert-at-bruge-offentlige-sektor-cfcs-spoerg-nogle-andre-end-os-1080854 Version2
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Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich Sceptics prefer to reject regulations to combat global warming and remain indifferent to the havoc it will wreak on future generations From my vantage point outside the glass doors, the sea of grey hair and balding pates had the appearance of a golf society event or an active retirement group. Instead, it was the inaugural meeting of Ireland’s first climate denial group, the self-styled Irish Cli
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Leder: Atomskrot – gør nu affaldet til en folkelig vindersag
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Are you happy you voted — or didn't?An analysis of 22 election-period surveys in five countries shows that people who cast a ballot are much more glad they did than people who abstain.
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Why do people in new democracies stop voting?An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended on what country they lived in and how democratization had happened there.
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Forgoing chemo linked to worse survival in older patients with advanced colon cancer who had dementiaA pre-existing diagnosis of dementia was associated with increased risk of death for older patients with advanced colon cancer; however, some of the effects of dementia on survival could be mediated by receipt of chemotherapy.
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Jaguar Facts: Biggest Cat in AmericasJaguars are large cats that can be found in North, Central and South America. They are identified by their yellow or orange coats, dark spots and short legs.
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The Easiest Place to Use CRISPR Might Be in Your EarScientists are hopeful they can inject the gene-editing technology directly into the ear to stop hereditary deafness.
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Five Ways to Get CRISPR into the BodyScientists are investigating a range of different delivery mechanisms for the gene-editing tool, from topical gels to skin grafts.
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Radio Atlantic: What Are Public Schools For? The idea that public schools are failing is one of the most commonly heard complaints in American society. But what are they failing to do? Surveys of American parents—and the history of the nation's public education system—tell a more complicated story. In this episode, The Atlantic 's education editor Alia Wong joins Jeff, Matt, and Alex for a conversation about how we define and measure succes
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Regionerne er desperate: Mangler 80-90 psykiatere Vi mangler psykiatere, lyder meldingen fra alle regioner, som må ty til charmeoffensiv og nødløsninger. Lægestuderende og psykologer på vej ind i psykiaterjob.
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Sjælland vil fiske psykiatere Manglen på psykiatere i Region Sjælland er så stor, at regionen nu tager utraditionelle metoder i brug for at få fat i flere speciallæger i psykiatri. En af strategierne er at hente psykiatere med bus i Region Hovedstaden.
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Overlæger: Psykiatere drives ud af KøbenhavnI et forsøg på at aflaste sin faste stab af psykiatere hyrer Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri lægevikarer ind til speciallægeopgaver via private bureauer og flytter speciallægeopgaver til bl.a. specialpsykologer. Det udvander psykiaterrollen, advarer Overlægerådets formand, der frygter, at Sundhedsplatformen også skræmmer speciallægerne væk.
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Ung elektronikingeniør udvikler cykler til rumstationer Der kan være mange veje at gå, når man som studerende vil have praktisk erfaring i en virksomhed. For Jesper Birch Carlsen blev det til flere års parløb med Danish Aerospace Company, da han udviklede en ny motionscykel til ISS. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ung-elektronikingenior-udvikler-cykler-rumstationer-10172 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Landmænd får dispensationer på stribe til forbudte pesticiderDanske landmænd har alene i år fået dispensation til at benytte 14 pesticider, som enten er blevet forbudt eller aldrig er godkendt. Vandværker og professorer er forundrede, og oppositionen indkalder nu til samråd.
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»Hvis jeg troede, at en anden kunne gøre det lige så godt som mig, så ville jeg ikke stille op« Der er et stort uudnyttet potentiale i Overlægeforeningen, når det kommer til informationsstrømme, både internt og i mediebilledet. Det vil Lisbeth Lintz ændre på, og derfor stiller hun op som formand for Overlægeforeningen.
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Kardiolog sprang over til industrien For tre år siden forlod Mattis Flyvholm Ranthe kardiologien for at arbejde med lægemiddeludvikling hos Novo Nordisk. Hans karriereskift var drevet af lyst, og fordommene om ’den onde industri’ har han aldrig ladet sig mærke med.
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Lægearbejde under ekstreme betingelser Nyudkommet bog om det danske forsvars redningshelikoptere giver et godt indblik i en verden, hvor det livreddende arbejde udført af læger, reddere, teknikere og piloter ofte foregår under ekstreme betingelser.
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Freitags ufuldendte Aftalen om de praktiserende lægers overenskomst er et kludetæppe, hvor stort set alt er nævnt, men hvor ingen ved, hvad konsekvenserne reelt bliver. Hverken de gode eller de kedelige.
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Skal vi ryge en fed?At der politisk indføres en medicinsk behandling, er en mindre skandale.
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Hvad mener Hartling egentlig? Psykiaterne i Region Hovedstaden har siden maj kæmpet for at få Sundhedsplatformen til at makke ret, men vi oplever fortsat, at systemet spænder ben for vores anstrengelser, og derfor har vi tidligere forsøgt at råbe ledelsen op. Men ikke med stor succes.
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Vegetarian dinosaurs sometimes strayed for a shellfish snack – study Analysis of fossilised dinosaur dung suggests some herbivorous dinosaurs may have also eaten crustaceans Some dinosaurs may not have been the strict vegetarians that palaeontologists thought they were. New analysis of fossilised dinosaur dung suggests some herbivorous dinosaurs may have also eaten crustaceans, according to a new study published Thursday in the Nature journal Scientific Reports. C
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Maslows behovspyramide for sundhedsvæsnetSådan kan politikerne hjælpes til at stille kritiske spørgsmål til administrationens forslag om besparelser og nye projekter og i den politiske prioritering af de økonomiske midler.
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Hearing offers peek at what Uber stands to lose in Waymo trialWith three weeks to go until the explosive Waymo v. Uber trial begins, court-watchers got a peek Wednesday at the hefty price tag Uber could face if it loses.
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Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.
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The Nixplay Iris Is a Digital Photo Frame You'll Buy For Yourself, Not Just Your Grandparents Nixplay Iris Remember digital photo frames? You probably got one for your grandparents back in 2006, and haven’t given them a second thought since. Turns out, they’ve gotten a lot better since then. The first thing you’ll notice about the Nixplay Iris is that it actually looks like a picture frame. They sent me the Silver model to check out, and it looks and feels fantastic, but there are two oth
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Verizon kicking people off network for using just a few gigabytes a month Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt ) When Verizon Wireless started disconnecting rural customers for using too much data, the nation's largest wireless carrier described them as extremely heavy data users who were costing the company money. When the disconnections began in June, Verizon told Ars the customers "are using vast amounts of data—some as much as a terabyte or more a month—ou
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Walking to work or doing the vacuuming can extend your lifeJust 30 minutes of easy exercise five days a week reduces your risk of premature death by 28 per cent, suggests the world’s largest study of physical activity
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Appeals court: East Texas can’t keep patent case because of one local salesman The federal courthouse in Marshall, Texas. (credit: Nicolas Henderson / flickr ) Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court sharply limited where patent cases can be filed . For many tech companies that are regularly sued by the type of patent-licensing shops known as "patent trolls," the TC Heartland decision was welcome news. By limiting venue to places where defendants are incorporated or do busi
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How business is driving the new space raceWhy firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit
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1 in 12 Deaths Worldwide Could Be Prevented with Regular Physical ActivityAbout 1 in 12 deaths worldwide could be prevented if people got 30 minutes of physical activity a day on most days of the week, a new study finds.
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Do You Remember?
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What Is Chemistry?Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy.
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A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing ReviewsCotton experts were not impressed with a recent study published by scientists who claimed they created naturally glowing and magnetic cotton.
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The Atlantic Daily: Reveal and Replace What We’re Following Administration Updates: President Trump announced new sanctions on North Korea, which are intended to cut off Pyongyang’s funding sources for nuclear-weapon development by targeting people and companies that do business with the country. Experts praised the strong measures, though they’re likely to ratchet up tensions in the region. Meanwhile, it’s been a week of complicated
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Being active saves lives whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floorThe Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, shows any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate.
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Get up, stand up: including exercise in everyday life healthier than gym, says study Taking the stairs and getting off the bus a stop early are more likely to protect against heart disease and early death than working out, research shows Incorporating physical activity into our everyday lives, from taking the stairs to holding “walkaround” meetings in the office, is more likely to protect us from heart disease and an early death than buying a gym membership, according to the auth
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Facebook Used an 'I Will Rape You' Image to Invite Users to Instagram This is getting absolutely nuts. Just a week after Facebook got busted for allowing advertisers to target topics like “Jew haters” and “How to burn Jews,” a reporter found that the company used an image that said “I will rape you” to invite her friends to Instagram. There was a death threat in there, too. The reporter in question is Olivia Solon, who covers tech for The Guardian . Here’s a screen
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After murder conviction and suicide, Aaron Hernandez found to have severe CTE Enlarge / New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in January 2013. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe ) Former New England Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) , a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated head trauma. The finding was announced today in a press conference held by his lawyer, according to the New York Times . CTE
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: 'It's in Very, Very, Very Perilous Shape' Today in 5 Lines President Trump announced new sanctions against North Korea, and enhanced the Treasury Department’s authority to target companies and individuals doing business with the country. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Hurricane Maria has killed at least 15 people on the Caribbean island. Trump said that he would visit Puerto Rico, which he described as being in “very, ver
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Life In The Last Frontier Isn't Always Hard… Sometimes It's Cute! #AlaskaTLF | Sundays at 9p Eivin and Eve talk about raising the kids on television. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaska-the-last-frontier/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Check out The Last Frontier live cams: http://bit.ly/alaskalivecams Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaTLF https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow o
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Oil companies sued to pay for cost of rising sea levels, climate change San Francisco Embarcadero. (credit: David Yu ) At least five California municipalities are suing five major oil companies, claiming in public nuisance lawsuits that the firms should pay for the infrastructure costs associated with rising sea levels due to climate change. The latest suits announced Wednesday by Oakland and San Francisco name BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch
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Scholars May Have Reconstructed the Face of a Controversial Biblical Figure The same technique is used by crime scene investigators in the FBI. Read More
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Deadspin The NFL Should Legalize Holding | Splinter Undocumented Parents Arrested at Children’s Hosp Deadspin The NFL Should Legalize Holding | Splinter Undocumented Parents Arrested at Children’s Hospital While Awaiting Their Infant Son’s Surgery | Jezebel My Relationship Is Perfect—Except for the Sex | Very Smart Brothas Types of Black Privilege, Ranked |
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Bright sparksThe fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself – and the decision may be left to Trump.
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CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared The recent CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it initially appeared, according to newly unearthed evidence. That evidence shows that the CCleaner malware infected at least 20 computers from a carefully selected list of high-profile technology companies with a mysterious payload. (credit: Talos ) Previously, researchers found no evidence that any of the computers infected by the booby-tr
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Turkey's Contempt for Peaceful Protest—Even in the U.S. A new video shows what appears to be the Turkish president’s security detail roughing up protesters during a speech Recep Tayyip Erdogan made Thursday in New York to a Turkish-American group. #Erdoğan ’ı New York’ta Protesto Edenlere Yaka Paça Müdahale https://t.co/xqKyXuGIN1 pic.twitter.com/PrhSxsXCZv — Amerika'nın Sesi (@VOATurkish) September 21, 2017 The Turkish government is known for a tende
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Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?Over the past two weeks, Mexico has experienced a lot of shaking.
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A new recruiting platform combines talent-seeking tech with psychologyCelectiv, a recruiting platform that combines talent-seeking tools with analytical tech like organizational psychology assessments, is coming out of stealth mode to launch.
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These hermit crabs shack up inside living coral instead of mere shells Animals When your roommate is also your room. A new hermit crab species makes its home inside another animal. It's an arrangement that works for them.
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Watch How Balls of Steel Are Made GIF If there’s something more satisfying than watching hyper-specific machinery churn out random parts, I haven’t found it yet. In this behind the scenes video, one of Shandong Iraeta’s factories tirelessly turns giant rods of metal into perfectly spherical balls of steel. At one point in the process, the steel balls, which are used in rotating drums as a grinding and polishing material, look lik
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Kühnau for presidentAftalen om en ny PLO-overenskomst viser, at Anders Kühnau har lært et par tricks af Bent Hansen.
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Understanding the dance to save the dancePlant-pollinator relationships are vital to our natural and agricultural ecosystems, with an incredible amount of food crops worldwide dependent on plant-pollinator interaction success. But the advancement of climate change is disrupting plant-pollinator relationships. A special issue of Applications in Plant Sciences — Studying Plant-Pollinator Interactions Facing Climate Change and Changing Env
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Breathing dirty air may harm kidneysOutdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. Scientists used VA data to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people and compared it to air-quality levels col
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Air pollution may have damaging effects on the kidneysIn a study of US veterans, researchers found a linear relationship between air pollution levels and risk of experiencing kidney function decline and of developing kidney disease or kidney failure.
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Study reveals high rates of opioid prescriptions and excessive dosing in dialysis patientsFrom 2006 to 2010, almost two thirds of US dialysis patients received at least one opioid prescription every year and >20 percent received chronic prescriptions. More than 25 percent of dialysis patients using opioids received doses exceeding recommendationsUse of opioid medications was linked with higher risks of early death, discontinuation of dialysis, and the need for hospitalization in dialys
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Facebook's Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First StepsIn the face of brewing backlash, Facebook is redesigning its election integrity processes and sharing (some) information with Congress.
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App That Paid Users to Exercise Owes Nearly $1 Million for Not Paying Users to Exercise Image Source: Pact In the capitalistic nightmare we live in, everything has to be a transaction. So, when Pact launched its fitness app that let you make money for working out—or else pay a fee for failing to do so—it seemed to be the perfect motivational tool. There was just one problem: The company apparently wasn’t that great at paying up, and was it too good at collecting fees. On Thursday, t
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Parasite From Contact Lens Causes Woman to Lose Vision in One EyeA woman in Australia lost vision in her left eye due to a decade-long parasite infection, the Daily Mail reported yesterday (Sept. 20).
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In US, spread of Zika linked to time outdoorsNew research by a Northeastern infectious disease modeling expert has linked a person's risk of contracting Zika in the U.S. to time spent outdoors. The findings could impact how communities address the spread of the virus.
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Caricatures become an obsessionFor Anokhy Desai, a new haircut or outfit requires more than a trip to the shopping center. These days, she also finds herself also diving into the Bitmoji app to chop hair and replace clothes.
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Maria's Path of Destruction Across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Is Heartbreaking Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP) Hurricane Maria is currently churning off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving behind historic levels of destruction in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and several Caribbean nations. Recovery and cleanup efforts have already begu
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If at First You Don't Succeed, Show Your Baby AgainInfants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes? Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system.
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Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination SuitA former employee alleges that J. Craig Venter and others at his company treated women unfairly.
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Sphinx, Baboon and Cat Statues Found in Ancient Egyptian BurialAfter years of being washed, perfumed and fed in ancient Egypt, the statue of a revered Egyptian deity was given a proper burial with other "dead" statues more than 2,000 years ago, a new study finds.
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Photos: Ancient Egyptian Statues of Deities Found in PitMore than 2,000 years ago, ancient Egyptian priests buried a sacred statue of Ptah, the god of craftsmen and sculptors.
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California's Hepatitis A Outbreaks: Why Is the Virus Spreading?Nearly 450 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, making it the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades.
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Personality changes don't precede clinical onset of Alzheimer's, FSU study showsFindings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.
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Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancerScientists discover several alterations in this cellular process with implications in cancer by analyzing samples from more than 4,000 patients.
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SEC Chairman reveals financial reporting system was hacked Enlarge (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images ) In a statement published on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website yesterday , SEC Chairman Jay Clayton revealed that the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was compromised last year. Data from EDGAR, which is used to receive and publish corporate filings to the agency, "may have provided the basis for ill
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Facebook revamps political-ad rules after discovering Russian ad buys Faebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: Facebook ) Two weeks ago, Facebook admitted that a "shadowy Russian company" spent $100,000 on political ads targeting US Facebook users during the 2016 election campaign. At the time, Facebook turned in information about these ad buys to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the election. Today, Facebook announced that
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Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know. Technology If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs. The HEIF file format is already storing photos in iOS 11. It has some advantages as well as some compatibility hurdles to overcome.
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Project Cars 2 reviewed: It’s good, but don’t expect it to be easy It's a great time to be alive for fans of serious racing simulations. Codemasters has been in fine form, giving us two very good games this year. New installments of Forza and Gran Turismo are just around the corner. But today, I'm here to talk to you about Project CARS 2 . The work of Slightly Mad Studios and a followup to the original Project CARS of 2015, it's an expansive title that features
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Strong alcohol policies help reduce alcohol-involved homicidesStronger alcohol policies, including taxes and sales restrictions, have been shown to reduce the likelihood of alcohol involvement among homicide victims, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University.
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A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. WilsonIn an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with. He encourages us to let go of fear, embrace curiosity and have courageous conversations with people who think differently from us. "Conversations stop
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Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo DragonSir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.
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Scratch that itch[En español] One of the greatest pleasures in life is to scratch an itch – in both the real and figurative sense. Although scratching an itch provides immediate (albeit temporary) relief, it may actually trigger the mechanism that makes us itch. So the more we scratch, the itchier we get, turning the short-lived pleasure into a […]
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The Paradox of an Explosive Week in the Mueller Investigation Robert Mueller has stayed busy with his special-counsel investigation all summer, but the rest of Washington took a vacation. And since most information about Mueller’s actions seems to come from leaks outside the Mueller team, that meant there was a stretch of relative silence. But the lull is over now. The month of September, and particularly the last week, have seen a torrent of new revelation
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Facebook to give Russian ads to Congress, boost transparency (Update)Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday Russia-linked ads on the huge social network aimed at inflaming tensions around last year's US presidential election will be given to Congress.
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NASA measures Hurricane Maria's torrential rainfall, sees eye re-openHurricane Maria has caused catastrophic flooding in Puerto Rico and left a wake of heavy rainfall that NASA measured using a fleet of satellites in space. NASA satellite imagery also saw Maria's eye close up as it tracked across Puerto Rico and re-open after its exit.
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I Don't Care How Cool VR Is, Please Just Propose IRL Image: YouTube You know what’s cool about finding someone you’re actually into? Holding hands. Making out. Gazing into each other’s (actual) eyes. You know where you can’t do these things? In the void. So why the hell are people proposing in virtual reality? For some inexplicable reason, people keep taking a tender moment and strapping some hardware on it. The latest VR proposal to go viral invol
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Facebook Pledges to Share Russian Political Ads With Congress [Updated] Photo: Facebook Facebook will share political ads linked to a Russian troll farm with Congress, in a reversal of its earlier claim that it could not share the ads because of its obligation to protect user privacy. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the change today on Facebook Live , as well as several other changes the company is making to the way it sells political ads. “I don’t want anyone to use o
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Waiting for a Signal From Arecibo Updated on September 22 at 9:45 a.m. EDT Hurricane Maria knocked out power to all of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million residents this week, including the researchers who kept watch over the the world’s second-largest radio telescope as the storm hit. The Arecibo Observatory, located about 60 miles west of San Juan, on Monday suspended planned observations and started “hurricane-readiness procedures
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At 50 tons and 700 kilowatt-hours, this truck is the biggest EV in the world Enlarge (credit: Andreas Sutter, Lithium Storage GmbH ) When it comes to bench-racing electric vehicles, the kilowatt-hour is king. And over in Switzerland, there's an EV that will make Tesla's P100Ds look positively puny. But this is no carbon-fiber hypercar, and it's never going set any records for 0-60 times or the standing quarter. No, this is an altogether more practical creation that's mean
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Boost Your TV's Audio With This $120 Sony Sound Bar Sony HT-CT390 Sound Bar, $120 If you’re still listening to your TV through its built-in speakers, listen up: This highly-rated Sony sound bar and wireless subwoofer for just $120 right now, or about $80 less than usual. In addition to delivering rich audio from your TV, the sound bar includes Bluetooth so you can stream music from your phone on the fly, and even NFC for easy device pairing. Today
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Lovestruck Toadlets Can't Even Hear Their Own Flirting These tiny frogs can’t hear their lovers’ calls (but don’t worry—they find them anyhow). Image: Renato Augusto Martins via Wikimedia Commons Stand in awe of the small but mighty pumpkin toadlet. He might only be an inch long, but his skin is packed with some of the most potent toxins on Earth. Strutting proudly through the mulch, he lets out a series of high-pitched buzzes to let nearby females k
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Giant ancient frogs might have snacked on baby dinosaurs Animals The frog from hell had a powerful bite. Beelzebufo ampinga had some mighty powerful jaws.
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Preterm children have more medical sleep problems but fall asleep more independentlyA new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently.
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BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infectionsThe startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article.
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Trusted messages key to counter community concerns during disease outbreakUtilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a new study.
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NASA measures Hurricane Maria's torrential rainfall, sees eye re-openHurricane Maria has caused catastrophic flooding in Puerto Rico and left a wake of heavy rainfall that NASA measured using a fleet of satellites in space. NASA satellite imagery also saw Maria's eye close up as it tracked across Puerto Rico and re-open after its exit.
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Everything You Need to Know About Star Trek: Discovery Before It Premieres All images: CBS Hey, did you hear there’s a new Star Trek show starting September 24? Anticipation is mighty high here at io9—but for everyone who hasn’t been cataloguing every bit of info that CBS has revealed about Star Trek: Discovery on the long road to its debut, we’ve assembled this handy guide to get you up to speed. Timeline and setting Discovery , the sixth live-action Star Trek series,
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Neanderthal boy's skull grew like a human child's: studyThe first analysis of a Neanderthal boy's skull uncovered in Spain suggests that he grew much like a modern boy would, in another sign that our extinct ancestors were similar to us, researchers said Thursday.
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In space capsules, little room but big improvementIn 1961, an American astronaut reached space for the first time and soared through the heavens in a gumdrop-shaped capsule.
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Gen-saks kan løse mysterium om barnløshedMed CRISPR har forskere fået ny viden om menneskefosterets tidlige udvikling.
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Ozark grasslands experience major increase in trees and shrubsWoody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in Ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study published this week in the journal Landscape Ecology.
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A new paper in PPS explores the concept of a "true self." submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Astronaut's Dramatic Photos Show Hurricane Maria Raging Over Puerto RicoWhile Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico with pounding rainfall and dangerously strong winds yesterday (Sept. 20), astronauts at the International Space Station experienced the storm from a far more serene location roughly 250 miles above Earth.
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There cannot be two kinds of medicine: EU scientists shred homeopathy, alt med Enlarge / Tubes of homeopathic granules at Boiron Laboratory in Brest, France. (credit: Getty | FRED TANNEAU ) An organization representing scientific academies throughout Europe released a statement Wednesday that squarely bashed homeopathy as nonsense and warned that the “promotion and use of homeopathic products risks significant harms.” The statement by the European Academies Science Advisory
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Far-off galaxies are firing rare high-energy cosmic rays at usThe highest energy particles in the universe hit Earth very rarely, so it took 10 years of data to pinpoint their origin. They’re coming from galaxies far, far away
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There is no way to spot big earthquakes ahead of timeLarge earthquakes look just like small ones when they start out, so early warning systems have no clues to help figure out if a quake is going to be huge
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Star nicknamed Kronos after eating its own planetary childrenA pair of binary stars are less alike than any pair we’ve seen, possibly because one gobbled its own orbiting planets, winning it the nickname Kronos
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From self-folding robots to computer visionFrom self-folding robots, to robotic endoscopes, to better methods for computer vision and object detection, researchers at the University of California San Diego have a wide range of papers and workshop presentations at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (or IROS) which takes place from Sept. 24 to 28 in Vancouver, Canada. UC San Diego researchers also are organizing w
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Plate tectonics started at least 3.5 billion years agoAnalyses of titanium in rock suggest plate tectonics began 500 million years earlier than thought.
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New technique accurately digitizes transparent objectsA new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3D rendering methods. The ability to create detailed, 3D digital versions of real-world objects and scenes can be useful for movie production, creating virtual reality experiences, improving design or quality assurance in the production of cl
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Trilobites: For Neanderthals, Growing Big Brains Took More TimeNew research suggests that the brain of a juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don’t yet know why.
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The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales Image: Getty The European Commission paid €360,000 (about $428,000) for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games, and movies. But the EU never shared the report—possibly because it determined that there is no evidence that piracy is a major problem. The Dutch firm Ecory was commissioned to research the impact of piracy for several months, eventually submitt
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Babies Learn Perseverance by Watching You SweatHave you ever struggled to open a stubborn package? If so, that may be a good thing…if your baby is watching.
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Brainless Jellyfish Are Making Us Rethink Our Understanding of Sleep Image: Peter Holderness/Caltech If you’ve ever seen a jellyfish in the wild, at an aquarium, or in one of those 11-minute-long relaxation videos on YouTube, you’ve probably wondered: What are jellyfish trying to do ? What is their goal ? The answer is not entirely obvious, as these barely sentient blobs seem to senselessly ferry themselves from one place to another just because they can. Now, new
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U.S. Safety Board Says Train-Crash Engineers Had Undiagnosed Sleep DisordersThe drivers had no memory of the NYC-area incidents — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Razer plans to release a mobile gaming and entertainment device soon Razer's Fiona prototype eventually become the Razer Edge gaming tablet. (credit: Kyle Orland ) Gaming hardware and lifestyle company Razer is poised to release a new mobile device later this year, according to an interview on CNBC's Managing Asia with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. "I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared towards gamers and entertainment," he said. "We
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Smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancerA new study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancer. Quitting smoking after diagnosis may reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
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After Harvey, What Will Happen to Houston’s Oil Industry?Hurricane Harvey pummeled the country’s energy infrastructure, and there are few incentives in place to promote renewables.
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High-energy cosmic rays come from outside our Galaxy Giant observatory announces long-awaited result. Nature 549 440 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22655
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People buy healthier food when veggie stands take EBT When mobile fruit and vegetable stands in New York City are equipped with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps, more people with low incomes buy healthy foods than when they must pay cash. “Our study results underscore the importance of using modern technology to provide easy access to healthy food options…” This is the finding of a survey of 779 shoppers in the Bronx—a New Y
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Sexual Touch Promotes Early PubertyThe brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.
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How Poison Frogs Avoid Poisoning ThemselvesAmphibians resist their own chemical defenses with amino acid modifications in the sequence for a target receptor.
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The Cellular Hallmarks of ConsciousnessRecording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object.
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When good immune cells turn badInvestigators at CHLA have identified the molecular pathway used to foster neuroblastoma and demonstrated use of a clinically available agent, ruxolitinib, to block the pathway.
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Into more thin airMany research groups have explored human adaptation to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians and Peruvians. But few have simultaneously explored the other extreme—maladaptation—-in the form of chronic mountain sickness (CMS).Now, in the largest whole genome study of its kind, an international research team led by University of California San
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Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal modelMultiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have found.
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Mayo Clinic offers first aid assistance via Amazon's Alexa digital assistantAlexa, forget my grocery list and morning traffic reports. Tell me about CPR.
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Fetal death rate in Flint rose 58% after lead crisis Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis resulted in fewer babies born there—the result of reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates—compared to other Michigan cities during that time, research shows. Since 2014, Flint—which was once an automobile manufacturing powerhouse outside of Detroit—has faced a major public health emergency due to lead poisoning in the local water supply when the
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Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster PredictionsTuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Feeling bad about your failures may lead to success Responding to failure emotionally, rather than cognitively, may make you more effective at improving your results next time you tackle the related task, new research suggests. “A natural tendency after failure is sometimes to suppress emotions and cognitively rationalize the failure…” “Understanding how performance differs when focusing on feelings versus thoughts could really impact the way peop
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Aspiring Tony Starks Made a Jet Suit to Fly Like Iron Man (Underwater) GIF I am, admittedly, a very weak swimmer, and at this point in my life I don’t see myself signing up for Summer swim lessons. So I completely endorse this alternative approach to getting comfortable in the water: building a jet-powered wet suit that lets you cruise faster than Michael Phelps. On land, the suit is heavy and bulky, with an electric motor-driven propeller attached to all four limbs
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Earthquakes are even harder to predict than we thought Science Like it was ever easy. Large earthquakes seem to follow a pattern.
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Southeast Asia's Rohingya Refugee Crisis Reaches a Terrible Peak The United Nations Refugee Agency now reports that more than 420,000 people have fled Burma (also known as Myanmar) since August 24. The refugees, mostly Rohingya Muslims, crossed into Bangladesh to escape the violence in Burma's western Rakhine state—a situation the U.N. now describes as ethnic cleansing. Bangladeshi authorities are being overwhelmed by the new arrivals, and those crammed into t
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Ancient Marsupial Relative Was Tree-Climbing OddballMore than 40 million years ago, on a small island that has since coalesced with other islands to become modern-day Turkey, an odd beast the size of a domestic cat lived in the trees: a bone-crushing marsupial relative.
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New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgiaA novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology at Wayne State University, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN.
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New technique accurately digitizes transparent objectsA new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3-D rendering methods.
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'Labyrinth' chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cellsInspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out rare circulating cancer cells into a relatively clean stream for analysis. It is already in use in a breast cancer clinical trial.
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Ozark grasslands experience major increase in trees and shrubsWoody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in Ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study published this week in the journal Landscape Ecology. If these ecosystems continue to favor woody vegetation, will it be possible to maintain open grasslands for the foreseeable future?
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Babies can learn that hard work pays offA study from MIT reveals babies as young as 15 months can learn the value of hard work. Researchers found babies who watched an adult struggle to reach two different goals before succeeding tried harder at their own difficult task than babies who saw an adult succeed effortlessly.
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Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study findsExceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. The new study shows that at least two trilobite species evolved a stomach structure 20 million years earlier than previously thought.
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CSIC reconstructs how Neanderthals grew, based on an El Sidrón childHow did Neanderthals grow? Does modern man develop in the same way as Homo neanderthalensis did? How does the size of the brain affect the development of the body? A study led by the Spanish National Research Council researcher, Antonio Rosas, has studied the fossil remains of a Neanderthal child's skeleton in order to establish whether there are differences between the growth of Neanderthals and
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We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts sayWe must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees C this century, experts have warned.
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Why poison frogs don't poison themselvesPoison frogs harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know, yet scientists have long wondered — how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves? With a new paper published in the journal Science, scientists are a step closer to resolving that head-scratcher. And the answer has potential consequences for the fight against pain and addiction.
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If at first adults don't succeed, babies are more likely to try, try againBabies who observe adults push through failure and repeatedly attempt to achieve a goal are more likely to persist when faced with their own difficult tests, scientists report.
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Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays come from galaxies far, far awayA new study reveals that cosmic rays with the highest energies that make their way to Earth originated from outside our Milky Way galaxy.
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Neandertal skeleton reveals the growth pattern of our extinct cousinsA new analysis of a well-preserved Neandertal child's skeleton reveals that Neandertals may have had extended period of brain growth compared to modern humans.
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The 'paradox' of poisonous frog resistance against their own toxins explainedResearchers are now equipped with additional insight into how poisonous frogs may have evolved resistance against their own toxins, thanks to the results of a new study.
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Study confirms cosmic rays have extragalactic originsInternational collaboration by scientists with the Pierre Auger Observatory confirms that most of the highest energy cosmic rays that reach the Earth come from outside the Milky Way galaxy.
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Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far awayWhere do cosmic rays come from? Solving a 50-year-old mystery, a collaboration of researchers has discovered it's much farther than the Milky Way.
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Dancing electrons lose the raceIn a report now published in the journal Science ultrashort pulses of light were employed to start a race between electrons emitted from different initial states in a solid material. Timing this race reveals an unexpected result: the fastest electrons arrive in last place.
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Japanese encephalitis vaccine cuts disease rate in NepalFrom 2006 through 2011, Nepal conducted a mass immunization campaign against Japanese encephalitis — a mosquito-borne viral disease. Now, investigators have reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that the vaccination effort prevented thousands of cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and cut JE rates in Nepal by at least 78 percent.
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