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Black Widow Spiders Bring Their Venom to Canada As Planet Warms

They're showing up in major population centers in the Great White North.

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Indigenous Latino immigrants learn Spanish to help integrate, seek upward mobility

With a growing diversity in the population of Latino immigrants to the United States, learning Spanish instead of just English is becoming an important factor for some in assimilation and upward social mobility.

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Dear Therapist: My Husband Keeps Texting With a Female ‘Friend’

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com . Dear Therapist, I recently discovered that my husband and a female colleague of his have a texting streak going back as far as 2016. I found this out when I saw his phone. While there’s nothing sexual in their messages, and h

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In the animal kingdom, what does it mean to be promiscuous?

A review of hundreds of scientific studies finds that the label “promiscuous” is applied to a surprisingly wide range of mating behaviors in animals.

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A Mind-Bending Avalanche Animation That Could Save Your Life

Thanks in part to groundwork laid by the animators of Disney’s *Frozen*, this simulation may help develop better avalanche warning systems.

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You Don't Have to React to Every Post and Text You See—Promise

Feeling the need to tack a reaction on everything you see is stressful. But you don't have to do it.

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Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts Someday

A new study found that just 42,000 of those hacked home devices could be enough to leave a country of 38 million people in the dark.

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Tim Hwang’s FiscalNote is revolutionizing Washington lobbying with big data

FiscalNote takes the intuition out of politics. Does it take the democracy out, too?

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Indigenous Latino immigrants learn Spanish to help integrate, seek upward mobility

With a growing diversity in the population of Latino immigrants to the United States, learning Spanish instead of just English is becoming an important factor for some in assimilation and upward social mobility, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher.

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Lion-Hunting by Trump Donors Is Awful, but the Trade in Lion Bones Is Worse

Experts worry this booming trade could doom the big cats in the wild — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Medicinstuderende vinder EM-sølv

BMX-rytter og medicinstuderende Simone Tetsche Christensen vandt lørdag sølv ved EM.

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Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem–Scientists Are Hunting It Down

Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Efter skrottede DAB-radioer: Digital radio på tilbagegang

Lytterne gik tilbage til gammeldags FM, umiddelbart inden regeringen foreslog at slukke for netop FM-signalet, viser et svar fra kulturministeren

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Banedanmark hemmeligholder konsulentbudget: Er steget med mindst fire milliarder

Det samlede konsulentbudget for signalprogrammet er senest vokset fra 1,6 milliarder kroner til 5,8 milliarder kroner. Banedanmark mørklægger nu konsulentbudgettet, som tidligere har været offentliggjort.

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Hackergruppe forvandler Amazon Echo til overvågende spion

Kinesiske hackere har fundet ud af, hvordan man hacker den intelligente høtjtaler Amazon Echo, så den kan optage lyd, uden at brugeren opdager det.

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Convergence Is Worse Than Collusion

Two Donald Trump supporters were recently photographed at a rally wearing shirts emblazoned with the phrase I’d rather be Russian than a Democrat . To some supporters of President Trump, praising Russia and denigrating Democrats is simply a means of expressing tribal loyalties, or of goading liberals. However, as heated political rhetoric becomes part of the media landscape, such fringe views are

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Underjordisk big data hjælper forskere med at udvikle fremtidens afgrøder

Fremtidens afgrøder skal være mere robuste over for klimaforandringer. Et stort forskningsprojekt…

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Tørken har sat træerne i alarmberedskab

Sommerens ekstreme vejr har sat de danske træer i alarmberedskab og manglen på vand får…

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Techtopia #65: Ødelægger internettet din hjerne?

Vores liv speeder op. Al information bliver serveret i kortere bidder via digitale medier. Den konstante tilstand af at blive forstyrret gør det meget svært at tænke dybt, kritisk og sammenhængende, fordi man hele tiden skal behandle ny information. Interview med Nicholas Carr.

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Selv på en vindfattig sommer er det stadig vindmøller, som producerer mest

Også solcellerne har – måske ikke så overraskende – haft en god sommer.

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Jorden koger, men Mars bliver nok ikke vores redningsplanet

Med kæmpespejle, kernevåben og meteornedslag kan forskere måske skabe en levedygtig atmosfære på Mars. Men vent lige med at booke billet til rejsen.

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Another step forward on universal quantum computer

Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers.

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Genetic tools uncover cause of childhood seizure disorder missed by other methods

Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed high-tech tools to uncover the genetic cause of the most difficult to diagnose cases.

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Ambitious 'Human Cell Atlas' Aims To Catalog Every Type Of Cell In The Body

Already the project has revealed a previously unknown type of cell in the windpipe that might play a role in cystic fibrosis — and lead to a new treatment, scientists say. (Image credit: Casey Atkins/Broad Institute)

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How to find and delete where Google knows you've beenGoogle Location History

Even if you have "Location History" off, Google often stores your precise location. Here's how to delete those markers and some best-effort practices that keep your location as private as possible.

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Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer tumbled more than 10 percent as markets opened Monday, as investors reacted to a shock US ruling against freshly-acquired Monsanto.

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Mysterium: Blåmuslinger forsvinder i Nordeuropa

Norge, Skotland og Holland er ramt af en pludselig og uforklarlig tilbagegang i muslingebestandene. Danmark har over en årrække oplevet det samme, og heller ikke her har man en stensikker forklaring.

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Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That's precisely why it's used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization's network.

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Threat from on high: race on to bolster drone defences

From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have won over legions of fans—and are proving a growing challenge for security authorities.

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J.B. Handley versus vaccine science. Again. Not surprisingly, J.B. loses.

Our old friend anti antivaccine activist J. B. Handley invokes the "vaccines didn't save us" gambit. It doesn't go well for him.

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Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird

Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

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Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the water his family unknowingly drank for years that was tainted by the same contaminants, and the pancreatic cancers that kil

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Easter Island's society might not have collapsed

You probably know Easter Island as "the place with the giant stone heads." This remote island 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile has long been seen as mysterious—a place where Polynesian seafarers set up camp, built giant statues, and then destroyed their own society through in-fighting and over-exploitation of natural resources. However, a new article in the Journal of Pacific Archaeology hints a

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Black male youth more fearful when visiting whiter neighborhoods

Young black males feel less safe when they go to neighborhoods with a larger white population than occurs in areas they normally visit, a new study suggests.

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Don’t miss: Taxidermied rabbits, mucky biology and the digital future

See a taxidermied rabbit in a silver goblet at show about human-animal hybrids, read about biology's muckier side, and listen to tough talk about our digital future

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Gluten-free dogs? Pets deserve better than this evidence-free fad

Animal owners are increasingly falling for potentially risky fad pet diets or homeopathic alternatives to vaccines, warn vets Danny Chambers and Zoe Belshaw

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Fortnite is coming to Android, but players risk downloading malware

When blockbuster game Fortnite hits Android phones, gamers will be able to get it outside Google Play, which could leave them vulnerable to scams

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Preserved ocean creatures make landfall in London

Dissected and preserved sea life specimens give visitors a thrilling, slightly shallow glimpse of a hidden world

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Bots on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are ruining psychology studies

Psychologists use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform to study our behaviour, but now bots are spoiling things by pretending to be human

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This man spent months alone underground – and it warped his mind

Michel Siffre’s extraordinary self-experiments in a cave with no light would never be allowed now – but revealed strange truths about how we perceive time

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Life, Physics and Everything

When the Guardian’s science blog network closes, Life & Physics will have been here for eight years. Physics has come a long way in that time, but there is (as always) more to be done… On 31 August 2010 the “Life and Physics” blog moved here , to the Guardian Science pages from a newish blog on wordpress. Exactly eight years later¹, at the end of this month, it will move back , as the Guardian

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Can you solve it? The mystery of Cherry's lottery ball

A logic puzzle about knowledge Update: Several readers spotted a mistake in the setting of the puzzle. Apologies. (Prem, who set the puzzle, responds below the line). This is the first time in more than three years that I’ve set a puzzle with such an issue. In order to stop this happening again, if anyone would like to be a ‘puzzle-tester’ for this blog please get in touch with me on the email ad

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All about me … the best books about self-obsession

Solipsistic novels, a study of narcissism, a biography of a Michelin starred chef … here are some of the best, from Dostoevsky to Karl Ove Knausgaard A level of self-absorption is a necessity for most writers. Every novel is ultimately about its author, and I like my non-fiction self-obsessed, too. Then there are the works that combine the two. Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard specialises i

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Facebook ignorerer anmeldelser: Reklamerer for dyrt, sofistikeret scam

Udenlandske svindlere udnytter Facebooks reklamefunktion til at lokke danskere i en dyr fælde. Problemet er løst, siger Facebook – men de problematiske sider er stadig online.

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Don’t be in any doubt – ADHD is an illness and it must be treated | Ann Robinson

Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatments Imagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a

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Bilfabrik giver robotskeletter til sine arbejdere

Exoskeletter skal hjælpe arbejdere, der hver dag laver 4.600 løft med det, der svarer til en tung melon.

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‘Unite the Right’ Fizzles Amid a Boisterous Counterprotest

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Last year’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ended in the brutal murder of a 32-year-old counterprotester, Heather Heyer. This year’s event ended with a tiny turnout, two and a half hours ahead of schedule. The city had been preparing for the rally’s sequel for weeks, and the anticipation was palpable. Several downtown streets were cordoned off early Sunday

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High oxidative stress hampers males' production of powerful blood vessel dilator

Higher levels of oxidative stress in males results in lower levels of a cofactor needed to make the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide, researchers report.

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Black male youth more fearful when visiting whiter neighborhoods

Young black males feel less safe when they go to neighborhoods with a larger white population than occurs in areas they normally visit, a new study suggests.

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The danger of coronary artery compression in children is more common than we think

The incidence of coronary artery compression in children fitted with epicardial pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say noted cardiologists. After reviewing patient records at Boston Children's Hospital, they advocate for stricter monitoring to identify patients at risk and prevent complications. Their recommendations are published as a featured article in the journal

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Study finds Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism

A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics.

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Easter Island's society might not have collapsed

A new study of the tools used to create Easter Island's giant statues hints at a society in which people collaborated and shared information.

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Align funding with innovations in health care to improve patient outcomes

To encourage innovation in health care, governments need to move away from current siloed funding to funding that encourages collaboration among providers in managing patients who need care in a variety of settings, argue the authors of an analysis in CMAJ.

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Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have almost double the rate of repeat pregnancy

Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

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Overforbrug af konsulenter i signalprogrammet: Regningen er oppe på to milliarder kroner

Konsulenter tager beslutninger, der har konsekvenser mange år frem, hvor de ikke længere er ansat. Opgaver bør tages hjem, siger rapport.

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After 17 Days And 1,000 Miles, A Mother Orca's 'Tour Of Grief' Is Over

After carrying her calf's corpse for an unusually long time, a "remarkably frisky" Tahlequah, or J-35, as the orca's known, was seen Saturday chasing a school of salmon with fellow members of her pod. (Image credit: Center for Whale Research via AP)

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Diverse data upend history of language’s evolution

New research could revise the history of how we think humans acquired language. Scientists have held up a gene that may affect speech and language, FOXP2, as a “textbook” example of positive selection on a human-specific trait. In a new paper in the journal Cell , however, researchers challenge this finding. In their analysis of genetic data from a diverse sample of modern people and Neanderthals

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Older adults on dialysis face higher risk for dementia

Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require blood-filtering dialysis have a substantially higher risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. “The dementia risk in this population seems to be much higher than what we see among healthy community-dwelling older adults,” says lead author Mara McAdams-DeMarco, assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hop

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Most teens keep risk-taking impulses in check

Most teens have behavioral brakes, and use them, to keep risk-taking experiments and impulsive behavior in check, a new study reports. The study, which appears in Journal of Youth and Adolescence , finds that only a subset of teens—those with weak cognitive control—engage in excessive levels of impulsiveness, such as acting without thinking, and end up struggling with addictions or other behavior

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Improved Brain Health for All! (update on the BRAIN initiative)

adapted from Figure 3 ( Koroshetz et al., 2018 ). Magnetic resonance angiography highlighting the vasculature in the human brain in high resolution, without the use of any contrast agent, on a 7T MRI scanner. Courtesy of Plimeni & Wald (MGH). [ ed. note: here's a great summary on If, how, and when fMRI goes clinical , by Dr. Peter Bandettini. ] The Journal of Neuroscience recently published a pay

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Frequent skin cancer signals higher risk for other types

People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at significantly increased risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon, and prostate cancers, according to a new, preliminary study. “[Skin is] the best organ to detect genetic problems that could lead to cancers.” Mutations in a panel of proteins responsible for

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Fax Machines Are Still Everywhere, and Wildly Insecure

Researchers have demonstrated that sending a single malicious fax is all it takes to break into a network.

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Rude to your coworker? Think of the children

When people are rude to their coworkers or treat them badly, they probably don't realize the unintended victims in that encounter could be the coworkers' children. Women who experience incivility in the workplace are more likely to engage in stricter, more authoritarian parenting practices that can have a negative impact on their children.

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College students may face pressures from opioid epidemic's secondary effects

About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin, according to researchers.

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Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhea deaths by a third in Malawi

A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves lives.

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New type of bed net could help fight against malaria

A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research.

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Tough life in the savannah? Chimpanzee foods are mechanically more demanding than previously thought

A study has analyzed the mechanical properties and the isotopic composition of plant foods eaten by chimpanzees living in the tropical rain forest and savannah woodland. They found that the savannah chimpanzees eat foods that are more mechanically challenging and therefore may place higher selective pressures on their chewing apparatus compared to their conspecifics living in the rainforest.

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How China is transforming Africa into the next 'factory of the world'

China is investing a gargantuan amount of money in Africa, but it's leaving many in the global community concerned as to why. Read More

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What is 'crypto-anarchy'? It could soon shape your world

Like it or not, agreements made between hackers in Germany, Prague, and elsewhere could reconfigure the economy… and a frightening new world. Read More

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How fast does death travel on a cellular level?

The speed of death isn't as instantaneous as you may think. Read More

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Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.

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To Identify a Hacker, Treat Them Like a Burglar

A preliminary study shows that hackers penetrate systems in unique, documentable ways—just like criminals in the physical world.

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Starwatch: Jupiter joins the half-moon in a sunset display

The giant planet appears close to the moon on Friday in the constellation of Libra, where you might also see Libra’s alpha star Zubenelgenubi There is a pretty pairing of celestial objects to be seen this Friday at sunset. The Moon will draw close to the bright planet Jupiter . The chart shows the view on 17 August, looking south-west at 21:00 BST. Giant Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun,

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A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy Storage

The so-called man in the disk attack uses Android's permissive external storage to wreak havoc on devices.

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The definitive history of our moon

You've probably seen it hanging around. But how did it get there? And can we live there? Read More

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7 most famous mythical places

Throughout history, mankind has often been enthralled by stories of mythical places, cities, and paradises shrouded in secrets and lost to the sands of time. Here are the 7 most famous mythical places in the world. Read More

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Omarosa's Bold Claim of Breaching the Situation Room

Behind a locked door in the basement of the West Wing, the White House Situation Room is one of the most iconic, secure, technologically advanced places in all of American government. Created in 1961 by the Kennedy administration after the doomed Bay of Pigs invasion, the Situation Room is where presidents direct troops overseas, monitor international crises, and supervise domestic responses to h

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Hackers Turned an Amazon Echo Into a Spy Bug

Researchers found they could turn the smart speakers into surveillance devices—if they could get their own attack tool on the same Wi-Fi.

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Doctors should avoid saying ‘cancer’ for minor lesions – study

Researchers say patients are scared into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harm The word “cancer” should be dropped from some medical diagnoses because the term can scare people into invasive treatments they do not need, Australian and US researchers say. An analysis published by the British Medical Journal on Monday described “cancer” as particularly problematic when used to desc

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Down with the larks: on the virtues of sleeping like a sloth

People in the West are constantly encouraged to sleep less and accomplish more. But the science behind sleep deprivation shows why that's a terrible idea. Read More

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Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

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Food prices for consumers in ethnic enclaves could explain difference in assimilation rates

In ethnic enclaves, Mexican immigrants tend to spend less on food per week while East Asian immigrants spend more, which could explain the difference in assimilation rates and contrast in ethnic population density among the two groups, according to a University of Kansas study.

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Mentor relationships can help female athletes deal with discrimination, bullying

When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers.

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Lifestyle migrants bring good intentions—but major change—to Costa Rica

A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who drastically transform coastal villages, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher.

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Five Caspian Sea states sign landmark convention

The leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal on its legal status on Sunday in the Kazakh city of Aktau, easing regional tensions and potentially facilitating lucrative oil and gas projects.

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France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said Sunday.

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'Wow, here we go': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.

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Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

A former NSA hacker finds a new way malware can take control of a Mac's mouse for a powerful intrusion technique.

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U.S. Ambassador Denies Threatening Ecuador Over Breast-Feeding Resolution

Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “patently false.”

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The summer hat that tops them all | Brief letters

Panama hats | Denis Healey | Lilith | Parker Solar Probe | A cat called Mavis Sam Wolfson’s article on summer hats for men (G2, 9 August) curiously makes no mention of the obvious solution for those going thin on top: the Panama. It is dateless, comes in a range of styles and prices, copes with occasions from garden parties to weeding the allotment, keeps your head cool and shades your eyes from t

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NASA's Solar Probe Blasts Off to the Sun

NASA's spectacular Parker Solar Probe launch to the sun today (Aug. 12) has scientists over the moon. Here's why they're so thrilled.

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When Protomammals Ruled Earth

A new study changes our understanding of how ancient forest collapse changed the course of life on Earth — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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18 Ways Pregnancy May Change Your Body Forever

Pregnancy transforms the body, and some of these changes don't stop after the baby has exited the womb.

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How Does PrEP, the HIV-Prevention Medication, Work?

The drug used to prevent HIV is effective, but how exactly does it work?

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Sunday's best photos: a rocket launch and a solar eclipse

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world including a historic Nasa mission Continue reading…

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The Lessons of the Seattle Plane Crash

Modern life is full of potentially terrifying “What if?” possibilities. What if a pharmacist decided to substitute morphine pills or strychnine for the next prescription you pick up? What if a school-bus driver decided to swing the wheel, and plow a full load of children head-on into incoming traffic, or off an overpass? What if a FedEx or UPS courier decided to deliver a box full of explosives,

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Ted Cruz’s Basketball Charm Offensive

T ed Cruz drains three 15-foot jumpers in a row. Swishes them all from the top of the key—and with a hand in his face, no less. He’s feelin’ it, and looks over at me. I’m sort of stunned. We’re playing two-on-two on a secret, members-only court deep inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It’s all part of an improbable, choreographed charm offensive to humanize the much-maligned junior senator

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Washington, D.C., Is the Next Front for the Alt-Right

When the white supremacists come to town Sunday, will they take the Green Line? Will they spend time on the mass-transit route that connects the pieces of a marginalized past in Washington, D.C.? Will they ride through Anacostia in the Southeast quadrant or to the historic Shaw neighborhood? Maybe their journeys will take them near Howard University, the Mecca, where a fresh wave of promising new

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Ordeal by Innocence Is the Darkest Agatha Christie Drama Yet

If your response to the season finale of HBO’s Succession was longing for more time spent with a toxic and damaged family whose members all seem to be trying to shank each other, good news: Amazon’s Ordeal by Innocence is here. The three-part BBC adaptation of the 1958 Agatha Christie novel is replete with stars, including Bill Nighy, Alice Eve, Matthew Goode, and Anna Chancellor. But it’s also c

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How Poetry Came to Matter Again

Eleanor Shakespeare; Dex R. Jones; Jess Chen; Dimitrios Kambouris T he poetry world would hardly seem a likely place for a “race row,” the phrase The Guardian applied in 2011 to a blunt exchange of literary verdicts. The celebrated (and white) critic Helen Vendler had disparaged the celebrated (and black) poet Rita Dove’s selections for the new Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poet

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Dinesh D’Souza and the Decline of Conservatism

Few have enjoyed quite so spectacular a comeback under President Donald Trump as the conservative polemicist and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. In 2012, D’Souza resigned as president of a Christian college amid charges of adultery and deception. In 2014, D’Souza pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign-finance laws. He was sentenced to eight months of confinement followed by 52 months probation. N

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Thirty micrometres a minute: scientists discover the speed of death

By studying frogs’ eggs, researchers have measured the rate at which cells kill themselves off for an organism’s greater good Name: The speed of death. Age: Not sure that is entirely relevant. Continue reading…

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The Techies Turning Kenya Into a Silicon Savannah

The country is home to a $1 billion tech scene.

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Serotonin Revived as a Possible Target for Autism Treatments

Speeding up the chemical messenger’s action makes autism-modeling mice more social — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Six pest-removal myths that need to be exterminated

DIY And what you should do instead. For as long as humans have had homes, we've dealt with invasive pests. And we still tell a lot of myths about how to get rid of them.

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Alex Jones Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week the Infowars founder was booted from several platforms—but not Twitter.

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Elon Musk’s Tweets, Tesla Might Go Private, Uber Loses in NYC, and More Car News

Plus, we chat with Kodiak Robotics, a new autonomous trucking startup, and Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang Bullitt is back.

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Mars and the Waves of Darkening

Be careful what you wish for, the universe can look alive when it's not — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Tilbageblik: Se jagerflyet Gripen styrte midt i Stockholm

Det er i disse dage 25 år siden, et JAS 39 Gripen styrtede ned i Stockholm centrum under en demonstration af det dengang splinternye fly. De nyeste versioner af flyet sælges stadig, bl.a. til Brasilien og Sverige.

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The Parker Solar Probe has launched and is on its way to explore the sun

The Parker Solar Probe just took off to become the first spacecraft to visit the sun.

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New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.

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NASA Launches Spacecraft Toward The Sun

This morning, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe. The probe will attempt to get closer to the sun than any other human-made object.

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Police Departments Need to Stop Posting Mugshots on Twitter

Opinion: When police departments post photos of protestors on social media, it puts them at risk of harassment, or worse.

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Mentor relationships can help female athletes deal with discrimination, bullying

When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers.

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Lifestyle migrants bring good intentions — but major change — to Costa Rica

A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who drastically transform coastal villages.

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Food prices for consumers in ethnic enclaves could explain difference in assimilation rates

Food prices in ethnic enclaves address questions on consumer behavior in the ethnically dense areas concentrated with businesses owned by immigrants of the same country.

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Parker Solar Probe launches on historic journey to touch the sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible.

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The Creative Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You

The most common snooping techniques are relatively subtle, but trouble emerges when employers invest too much significance in these metrics.

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RadWagon Review: Finally, an Affordable E-Cargo Bike

Rad Power's RadWagon makes hauling groceries and kids a breeze, at a price you can actually pay.

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Droner med ny algoritme kan holde fugle væk fra lufthavne

Ingeniører fra bl.a. det amerikanske universitet Caltech har udviklet en algoritme til droner, der gør det muligt for de små fartøjer at drive fugle væk fra lufthavnsområder.

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Nasa launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun' – video

Nasa has launched a probe that will get closer to the sun than any other spacecraft before it. The Parker solar probe, a robotic spacecraft the size of a small car, launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Sunday, embarking on a seven-year mission during which it will fly into the sun's corona – the outermost part of its atmosphere – within 3.8m miles (6.1m km) of its surface. Scientists are ai

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Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought in living memory ravages the war-torn country.

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Nasa's Parker probe sets off on quest for closeup view of the sun

Probe launches after technical delay, on mission to get nearer to sun than anything sent before A Nasa spacecraft is rocketing towards the sun on a quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. The Parker solar probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, which was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually will g

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Caspian Sea nations to sign landmark deal

The leaders of the five states bordering the Caspian Sea meet in Kazakhstan on Sunday to sign a landmark deal on the inland sea which boasts a wealth of oil and gas reserves and sturgeon.

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk got into legal hot water this week after announcing on Twitter he had sufficient financing already in hand to take the electric automaker private.

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Lombok quake sends shudders through tourist industry

The powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in recent weeks killing some 400 people have sent holidaymakers fleeing, raising questions about how its lucrative tourism sector will bounce back.

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French police on Mont Blanc duty try to keep climbers in line

Standing outside their yellow hut on a ridge 3,200 metres (10,500 feet) above sea level, two French gendarmes peer through binoculars at a group of foreign climbers making their way across a scree-littered stretch on what has become one of the deadliest routes to the top of Mont Blanc.

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Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutinyElon Musk Tesla SA

Tesla CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder lawsuits.

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NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.

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Network of video cameras poised to catch meteor showers over Meteor Crater

Just in time for the upcoming Perseid meteor shower, a new meteor surveillance station has come on-line at Meteor Crater, Arizona. A box of 16 off-the-shelf video surveillance cameras is used to monitor the night sky for meteors over the famous impact crater. Powerful software combines the meteor detections with those at other stations at Lowell Observatory, Lowell's Discovery Channel Telescope, a

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Dataintegritet var kerne i validering af kemo-robot

Da Herlev Hospital skulle implementere en robot i deres produktion af kemobehandlinger, havde de brug for konsulentbistand – især hvad angår it-sikkerhed og dataintegritet.

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Affyret: Rumsonde skal snitte solen og sende unik viden hjem

NASA har sendt en rumsonde af sted mod Solen. Den skal blandt andet hjælpe os med at beskytte Jorden mod solstorme.

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Er du et myggemåltid? Derfor får du flere stik end dine venner

CO2, varme og bestemte kropslugte er blandt andet med til at tiltrække myggene.

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Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft launches successfully

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to 'touch the Sun'.

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Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.

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Rekordlavt: Aldrig før er der målt så få myg i Danmark

Tørken har sat en stopper for sommerens myg. I Danmark nærmer vi os slutningen på højsæsonen, som har været rekordlav.

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The life-affirming legacy of my near-death experience

Before I nearly died I suffered from acute anxiety – but there’s been no sign of it since A few weeks ago, the TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon was in the news for having spent seven days in an induced coma in Lewisham Hospital in south London after becoming ill with a lung infection on a flight from Los Angeles. Doctors told him afterwards that he had nearly died. My first reaction to this w

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Parker Solar Probe Launches on NASA Voyage to ‘Touch the Sun’

The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was carried from the launchpad atop three columns of flame early on Sunday morning.

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A Congressman, a Financial Deal and an Intricate Web of Conflicts

The allegations of insider trading against Representative Christopher Collins have revived calls for stricter rules about financial investments or corporate board seats held by members of Congress.

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Rude to your coworker? Think of the children

When people are rude to their coworkers or treat them badly, they probably don't realize the unintended victims in that encounter could be the coworkers' children. Women who experience incivility in the workplace are more likely to engage in stricter, more authoritarian parenting practices that can have a negative impact on their children, according to research presented at the annual convention o

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Stealing a Plane Isn't Easy. How Did It Happen in Seattle?

Investigators are asking how a man managed to steal, fly, and crash a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without authorization.

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Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage

Analysis of five body camera models marketed to police departments details vulnerabilities could let a hacker manipulate footage.

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Small Dogs Aim High When They Pee

Researchers are still trying to figure out why — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Can’t Trump Just Condemn Nazis?

When violence erupted during a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one year ago this weekend, President Trump was slow to respond. When he did, his response was shockingly diffident, condemning the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.” The president was faster to comment on the anniversary of the march. Saturday morning, he tweeted: The riots in Cha

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Guide: 5 tips til vild stjerneskudsregn i nat

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Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout

Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe," rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that the product might cause cancer.

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Depressed teens, depressed parents

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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Flash floods kill 37 in India's tourist hotspot Kerala

Flash floods in Kerala have killed 37 people and displaced around 36,000, Indian officials said Saturday, after heavy monsoons led to landslides and overflowing reservoirs across the southern state.

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Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy all across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" being carcinogenic.

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US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200.

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Environmental concerns stronger among younger religious Americans

Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher.

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Treating Teens’ Depression May Be Great for Parents’ Mental Health, Too

I spent a lot of time in therapy as a kid, for depression, among other things. On and off until I graduated high school, I’d “hang out” in the doctor’s office, playing Connect Four before begrudgingly consenting to more intense discussions. The effect of these sessions was undoubtedly helpful for me. But one thing my self-involved teen brain never considered was that the treatment could improve m

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AI for cybersecurity is a hot new thing—and a dangerous gamble

Machine learning and artificial intelligence can help guard against cyberattacks, but hackers can foil security algorithms by targeting the data they train on and the warning flags they look for.

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M. C. Escher's Exhibition in Brooklyn Opened My Eyes

A magnificent exhibition of original M. C. Escher prints available to the public at Industry City in Brooklyn, N.Y. If you live in NYC, you have no excuse but to go. If you don't, make an excuse and… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Carl Zimmer: ‘We shouldn’t look to our genes for a quick way to make life better’

The science writer and Yale professor on intelligence, the promise and dangers of gene editing, and how we get heredity wrong Carl Zimmer is a rarity among professional science writers in being influential among the scientists on whose work he writes and comments – to the extent that he has been appointed as professor adjunct in the department of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale Univ

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Derfor fik Google EU's største bøde nogensinde

Google udnyttede sit styresystem Android på tre måder til at styrke sin søgemaskines position på markedet, ifølge EU-Kommissionen.

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Computer Programmers Get New Tech Ethics Code

The guidelines come from the Association for Computing Machinery — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Buddhism, the Good and the Bad

A science writer, in the afterglow of a one-week silent retreat, still has lingering doubts about Buddhism — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Meg: Real Megalodon shark would eat Jason Statham for breakfast

Jason Statham’s new film The Meg looks gloriously silly and good luck to it, but it got us thinking about what its giant prehistoric shark was really like and why it died out

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New Scientist Live: sneak preview of this year’s mission to Mercury

It’s time to return to the planet Mercury. At New Scientist Live, Emma Bunce will be revealing all about the BepiColombo mission set to launch in October

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New Zealand becomes the latest country to ban plastic bags

People in New Zealand currently use about 150 plastic bags each a year, but the country now plans to phase them out within the next six months

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Feedback: What would happen if Earth was made of blueberries?

Thanks to science, we now have an answer. Plus: a stolen shark, mapping the Kessel Run, TripAdvisor reviews of migrating animals, and more

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We have measured the speed of death and it’s 2 millimetres an hour

Biologists have watched death spread across a living cell for the first time, and discovered that it travels in a steady wave in the same way that wildfires do

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High-speed electrons prove Einstein was right about the speed of light

Albert Einstein predicted that the speed of light does not change just because you are moving – and now two experiments have shown just how right he was

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Allergy explosion: The truth behind the most common myths

You can grow into and out of allergies your whole life; they come in groups; women are more allergy prone… Wild ideas about allergies abound, but which should you believe?

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Alien grass is making California wildfires three times as frequent

Non-native grasses such as cheatgrass are easier to ignite and can spread fires far more quickly than the native ones

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Uncrackable computer chips stop malicious bugs attacking your computer

Cyberattacks target not just our phones and laptops, but hospitals, schools and power stations. A new security solution redesigns chips from the inside out

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Another supervolcano in California is not as dormant as we thought

The Long Valley Caldera in east California unleashed a supervolcano eruption 760,000 years ago. Today it is quiet but it may have a few smaller eruptions left in it

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12 tips for organizing your work space

DIY Put your cables, notebooks, and tools in order. The following is an excerpt adapted from Tips and Tales from the Workshop: A Handy Reference for Makers by Gareth Branwyn.

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These Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Mental Health Disorders

In recent years, a number of small studies have explored the potential for psychedelic drugs to treat certain mental health conditions.

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Letter: ‘IDs Are Everything’

Trump’s Groceries Gaffe Is Even More Baseless Than It Seems Last week, Vann R. Newkirk II addressed the President’s claim that photo identifications are a day-to-day necessity. “Strict photo-ID requirements,” Newkirk wrote, “are relatively rare in American society.” Vann wrote in response to Trump’s statement you need an ID to buy groceries, so voter ID laws aren’t a big deal. That statement is,

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Amid Europe’s Heat Wave, Rare Flamingos Lay First Eggs in 15 Years

The eggs weren’t viable, but officials at a wildlife reserve in Britain gave the tropical birds chicks from a related species to raise as their own.

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Vladimir Putin Is Basically Tywin Lannister

The title of chess champion Garry Kasparov's book 'Winter Is Coming' is no accident.

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The FCC's Fake DDoS Attack, WannaCry Hits an Apple Supplier, and More Security News This Week

The PGA Tour gets hit with ransomware, Wikileaks says the US Senate wants a word, and more.

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Thousands of Exotic "Topological" Materials Discovered through Sweeping Search

Haul thrills physicists, who previously knew of just a few hundred of these peculiar materials — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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College students may face pressures from opioid epidemic's secondary effects

About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin, according to a team of undergraduate Penn State Lehigh Valley researchers.

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Bassem Youssef – Now I Have to Answer for This? – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #160

In Egypt, comedy can be a matter of life and death. But life in America's no cakewalk either. Political satirist Bassem Youssef on reinventing yourself, crossing cultural lines, and the future of space exploration. Read More

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Rocket fault delays the launch of Nasa’s solar probe

Technical hitch strikes with less than two minutes remaining on countdown at Cape Canaveral As the first rays of dawn reached Cape Canaveral on Saturday, the rocket that Nasa hopes will reveal the sun’s secrets remained very much earthbound. A last-minute technical hitch forced controllers at the Florida space centre to cancel the night-time launch of the Parker Solar Probe, announcing that they w

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Understanding Horizontal Gene Transfer In 'The Tangled Tree'

NPR's Scott Simon asks science writer David Quammen about horizontal gene transfer and how it changes how we think about humankind's place in the world. Quammen's new book is The Tangled Tree.

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The Sound Of The Golf Swing

Manufacturers work to perfect the sound drivers make when the ball is hit just right. Scott Simon talks with Tom Mase, who teaches mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University.

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Efter månelandingen: Skal vi længere ud i rummet?

Begejstringen over den vellykkede Apollo 11-mission i sommeren 1969 fik Ingeniørens rumfartsmedarbejder til at forudse en bemandet udforskning af Mars inden udgangen af årtusindet.

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This Weekend's Best Deals: LG, Apple, Dell and More

This weekend's picks include deals from LG, Apple, and Dell.

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Space Photos of the Week: Dead Stars and a Cute L’il Comet

67p is known as the rubber ducky comet because of its funky shape—the result of two smaller bodies colliding.

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Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' – Bayer

The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.

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Jimmy O. Yang Spent Years Getting Ready for Crazy Rich Asians

Hong Kong, where the comedian Jimmy O. Yang was raised, is known for being a trade capital. Yang’s father was a businessman, and growing up, Yang wanted to be just like him. He moved to the United States when he was 13 and went on to major in economics at the University of California at San Diego. But after his first internship at the now-defunct Smith Barney—the financial-services company that w

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The 5+ Effects of Oppressive Heat Waves

This year has seen record breaking temperatures across the globe. What is at risk in this increased heat? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending August 11, 2018)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.

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Droner flyver med fastfood i Reykjavik

Halvdelen af Islands hovedstad kan få burger og pizza leveret med luftpost.

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The Family Weekly: Are Women’s Medical Concerns Finally Being Taken Seriously?

This Week in Family Two stories this week illustrated the ways the medical establishment can overlook women’s best interests. From Serena Williams detailing her terrifying experience giving birth in Vogue to a New York Times report on the dangers pregnant black women face, this past year has been filled with public stories about “health-care gaslighting , ” in which women are told, explicitly or

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T-Mobile's magenta semitruck hits the road to showcase 5G technology

T-Mobile's next magenta-heavy, super-visible campaign won't be encouraging customers to switch to the company's cellphone service. Instead, the Bellevue, Wash., carrier plans to take a decked-out semitruck around the country to showcase its ideas for the next generation of wireless connectivity, 5G, and how it envisions people and businesses making use of it.

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Artificial intelligence has a racial bias problem. Google is funding summer camps to try to change that

Through connections made at summer camp, high school students Aarzu Gupta and Lili Sun used artificial intelligence to create a drone program that aims to detect wildfires before they spread too far.

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Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhea deaths by a third in Malawi

A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves

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Environmental concerns stronger among younger religious Americans

Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher.

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The book that fights sexism with science

With Inferior , Angela Saini counters long-held beliefs that biology stands in the way of parity between the sexes. Now her message is set to reach thousands of schools When young men and women come up against sexist stereotypes masquerading as science , Angela Saini wants them to be armed with the facts. “I call my book ammunition,” she says of her 288-page prize-winning work Inferior: The True P

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‘U.S. Relations With Turkey Are Not Good at this Time’

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he had ordered the doubling of tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports, exacerbating relations with a NATO ally that has proven intransigent in recent years. “I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!” Trump

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Details on Tesla Going Private Are a Little Clearer, But Not Much

Elon Musk still has to prove he has the funding in place, and investors want to know where it's coming from.

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Star-Swallowing Black Holes Reveal Secrets in Exotic Light Shows

Black holes occasionally reveal themselves when passing stars get ripped apart by their gravity. These tidal disruption events have created a new way for astronomers to map the hidden cosmos.

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Back to School: 6 Best Laptops and Tablets

No matter how you prefer to crush that term paper or immerse yourself in research, these computers will help you excel.

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Yet Another Reason the New ‘Popular Film’ Oscar Is a Terrible Idea

The votes are in, and the Oscar for Worst Idea goes to … the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for its plan to add a new trophy for “outstanding achievement in popular film.” Like the Academy’s 2009 decision to expand the roster of Best Picture nominees from five to 10—a rule that was tweaked two years later, permitting between five and 10—the move is universally seen as an effort to k

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US giant Monsanto known for controversial chemicals

From "Agent Orange" and DDT to genetically modified crops, Monsanto has long been associated with controversial chemicals, but a US court order for it to pay damages because one of its herbicides may cause cancer could open the door to thousands more claims against the company.

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NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

The first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun is poised to blast off Saturday, on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock the mysteries of the center of the solar system.

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US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient over weed killer

A California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer.

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Velkommen til scutoiden: Forskere opdager ukendt matematisk form hos celler i væv

Spanske biologer og matematikere har identificeret en hidtil overset form i cellelag, der beklæder organismers overflader. De kalder den hidtil ubeskrevne matematiske form, der er i familie med prismer og pyramider, for scutoiden.

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‘Unite the Right’ and the Politics of Silence

This weekend, an untold number of white nationalists and their sympathizers will gather in Washington, D.C., to rally against, in their words, the “civil-rights abuses” they endured in Charlottesville, Virginia, exactly one year ago. The “Unite the Right” gathering will take place in Lafayette Park, just across from the White House. It will mark the anniversary of not only the group’s march throu

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Rasende eller glad i låget? Sådan manipulerer lysshowet dig til koncerter

Lyset til koncerter påvirker dig mere, end du måske tror. Test dig selv og se, om du kan kombinere de rigtige farver med musikken.

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‘It made me question my ancestry’: does DNA home testing really understand race?

Dubious results, emotional fallout, privacy concerns: inside the £7.7bn industry that promises to tell you who you really are Last year, I did what 12 million people from all over the world have done and surrendered my spit to a home DNA-testing company. I hoped a MyHeritage test would bring me the peace I needed; my Irish mother had never been able to give me any information about my biological

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Heather Heyer’s Mother: ‘We’ve Just Got Such a Ways to Go’

A year ago this August, the country watched in horror as a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly when one of the ralliers drove a car into a group of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring several others. For Susan Bro, the horror was personal: The woman killed was her daughter, Heather Heyer, who had gone to the protest to oppose white nationalism. After Heyer w

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The Unbelievable Story of North Korea's Most Celebrated Propagandist

One day in the summer of 1967, a young South Korean army captain named Oh Hyung Jae received a summons from the army counterintelligence corps. His specialty was not espionage, but applied mathematics, which he taught at the Korea Military Academy. What could they want with me? , he wondered as an army Jeep pulled up to his office. At the counterintelligence bureau in Seoul, an agent was waiting

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One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam

Company’s own records revealed damning truth of glyphosate-based herbicides’ link to cancer It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides. Monsanto, which became a unit of

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Scientists hail malaria breakthrough as bed nets prove deadly to mosquitoes

Clinical malaria cases in Burkina Faso drop by 12% after trial of nets treated with new chemical combination A bed net designed to kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could prevent millions of cases of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have found. A two-year clinical trial in Burkina Faso showed that dousing bed nets with a combination of chemicals resulted in a 12% reduction in cli

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Tricks fra Sydeuropa bekæmper ulidelig varme i nye huse

Men lummer sommer har sat teknologien på ekstra svær opgave i forsøgshus.

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A Box Fell From the Sky. It Had a Note About Trump. The Police Were Not Amused.

The package landed on a New Jersey field with a note assuring that the device was not a bomb and wishing the president a “great round of golf.”

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In Parts Of California Blanketed With Wildfire Smoke, Breathing Is 'A Chore'

As fires continue to rage in California, smoke is causing health problems for some residents. Public health officials warn against breathing polluted air. (Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Computerized Chemical Toxicity Prediction Beats Animal Testing

Researchers programmed a computer to compare structures and toxic effects of different chemicals, making it possible to then predict the toxicity of new chemicals based on their structural similarity… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Experts highlight ebola vaccine progress and suggest next steps

Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research consortium. The experts now review the current field of Ebola vaccine candidates and clinical trials and highlight key gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed by future research.

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Breaking down the Wiedemann-Franz law

A study exploring the coupling between heat and particle currents in a gas of strongly interacting atoms highlights the fundamental role of quantum correlations in transport phenomena, breaks the revered Wiedemann-Franz law, and should open up an experimental route to testing novel ideas for thermoelectric devices.

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Men take care of their spouses just as well as women (new research suggests)

Men respond to their spouse's illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to new research.

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At DefCon, the Biggest Election Threat Is Lack of Funding

While hackers at the DefCon security conference dismantle voting machines, officials stress the need for means to act on the results.

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Men take care of their spouses just as well as women (new research suggests)

Men respond to their spouse's illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend — Just Look Up

The shower will peak late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but you can also catch a good number of meteors in the middle of the night on Saturday. Find a dark spot and let your eyes adjust. (Image credit: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images)

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

A US jury finds the company knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous, but Monsanto vows to appeal.

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Experts highlight Ebola vaccine progress and suggest next steps

Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research consortium. In a Viewpoint published in The Lancet, the experts review the current field of Ebola vaccine candidates and clinical trials and highlight key gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed by futu

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New type of bed net could help fight against malaria

A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research published in The Lancet today.

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'Intelligent' crows to pick up litter at French theme park

Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, its president said on Friday.

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Teams pack boats with fish to prepare to feed ailing orca

Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with live fish and rushed to waters near an island off Washington state Friday, preparing if needed to feed the critically endangered orca a day after injecting it with medicine.

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California crews scramble to keep flames from reaching homes

Firefighters worked Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire that is feeding on dry brush and trees from reaching foothill neighborhoods a day after flames roared to new ferocity and came within yards of homes.

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NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.

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A Tweet About Hacking During Defcon Gets a Google Engineer in Trouble

Matt Linton says he was asked to leave Caesars Palace Thursday night after a tweet about an “attack” was reported to the police.

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Even when developing countries receive global aid, teens miss out

Health Nobody is making sure the kids are alright. A new study shows adolescent health programs in low-income countries receive just 1.6 percent of the funding that comes from the international community.

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BioNyt Videnskabens Verden (www.bionyt.dk) er Danmarks ældste populærvidenskabelige tidsskrift for naturvidenskab. Det er det eneste blad af sin art i Danmark, som er helliget international forskning inden for livsvidenskaberne.

Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.

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