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Tadashi Tokieda Finds Startling Objects in Plain Sight

This collector discovers new physical phenomena by looking at the everyday world through the eyes of a child.


How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

"It's still straightening," said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy. "And many years will have to pass before it stops."


Han vil løse humlens mysterier: »Målet er at få den hjem til Danmark«

I Carlsberg Laboratorium forsøger den unge smagsforsker Olayide Oladokun at forstå humlen.




Revisiting the Dyson Sphere

Freeman Dyson's original 1960 paper makes for fun reading — Read more on


Singer Jewel Teachers Her Son Alaskan Values | Alaska: The Last Frontier

Jewel is at the Homestead with her son, Kase, who is turning 7-years-old. Stream Full Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier: Subscribe to Discovery: Join us on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: https://twitter


What the Tributes to George H. W. Bush Are Missing

Since George H. W. Bush's death, many observers have noted that he embodied a less rancorous, less polarized political era. But underlying that civility was something deeper: Bush was the last person to occupy the Oval Office whose opponents saw him as a fully legitimate president. That's because in the contemporary United States, presidential legitimacy stems from three sources. The first source


Unconscious bias: what is it and can it be eliminated?

Brought to prominence twenty years ago by a controversial test, the concept is now essential to our understanding of racism In the ranking of taboos, racism and sexism come close to the top of the list. So it is perhaps unsurprising that the concept of unconscious or implicit bias has gripped the popular imagination to a greater degree than any other idea in psychology in recent decades. Spearhea


More than half of patients alive two years after receiving CAR-T therapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in ZUMA-1 trial

A follow-up analysis of patients enrolled in a Phase I/II multi-center trial for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) reported 51 percent of patients receiving an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) called axi-cel were still alive two years post-treatment.


Malke-edderkop laver mælk til sine unger

Hoppende edderkop producerer en væske, som er fire gange så næringsrig som komælk.


Hello Mars, Farewell Mars

As NASA's InSight mission lands on Mars, its companions sail onward — Read more on


The Last WASP President

The world overflows with affection for the man long known as Poppy—that clubbable, slightly daffy avatar of decency. But the encomiums for George H. W. Bush are coated in thick, water-beading layers of nostalgia. On the surface, obituaries for 41 carry the longing for a time when American politics was ruled by men of "high character" and a sense of "public duty," the very antithesis of the presen


Cleveland Clinic's Aziz Nazha, M.D., develops personalized prediction model for patients with MDS

At the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, Cleveland Clinic medical hematologist and oncologist Aziz Nazha, M.D., will present results of a personalized prediction model that surpassed current prediction models for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS).


The Soft Lighting of a President's Legacy

The Miller Center at the University of Virginia, a nonpartisan organization focused on American presidential history, offers on its website an extensive list of the key moments of George H. W. Bush's presidency. Included among the many items are the U.S.'s condemnation of China after the Tiananmen Square massacre, the signing of the START -1 treaty, ushering in the end of the Cold War, and the st


The coolest cars—and trucks—from the 2018 LA auto show

Cars A new Jeep pickup, a redesigned Porsche, and more showed up in LA. See the rides before you get to ride in them.


Hasan Minhaj Invites You to Take Off Your Shoes

M inutes before the start of a recent New York City taping of the Netflix show Patriot Act , my dad walked out of a backstage bathroom. I'd been given a last-minute plus-one, and he was in town for Thanksgiving break. When I disclosed my guest's identity to Hasan Minhaj, the 33-year-old comic who co-created, co-writes, and hosts Patriot Act , Minhaj's large eyes widened. He held out a hand before


Simplify your life by creating routines for Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

DIY How to build shortcuts for your digital assistant. Digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant can easily do individual tasks. But routines let them perform multiple actions in response to a single…


NASA's Stunning Photo of the Moon Will Make You Swoon

The moon is pretty enough here from Earth, but it's even more stunning up close, as this new image from NASA reminds us.


Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Misconduct AccusationsNeil deGrasse Tyson

In a lengthy Facebook post responding to three women's accounts, the well-known astrophysicist described two as benign and suggested the third did not occur.


Jeep Unveils the Gladiator Pickup and More This Week in Cars

Americans love their trucks, and the auto industry answered this week with the Jeep Gladiator, Range Rover Evoque, Rivian's electric pickup, and more.


Paul Manafort Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

President Trump's former campaign chair returned to the news last week. So did Michael Cohen. And climate change.


Graph Theory and Cocktail Parties

Science writer Yen Duong tells us why she loves the "friends and strangers" theorem — Read more on


Climate change: 'World at crossroads' warning as key talks begin

Crucial talks on limiting climate change start a day early in Poland amid dire warnings.


First CRISPR Babies: 6 Questions That Remain

Startling human-genome editing claim leaves many open questions, from He Jiankui's next move to the future of the field — Read more on


Edderkoppespind er stærkt som stål: Nu ved vi hvorfor

Forskere har dissekeret edderkoppens silketråde og fundet ud af, at protein-strenge gør det fleksible spind stærkt som stål.


The Best TVs to Buy for 2018: 4K, OLED, Samsung, and More

The best, boldest, and most budget friendly 4K TVs we've seen this year, including LG, Samsung, Vizio, TCL, and Sony.


Lulu's Log: Bennu Asteroid

In Lulu's Log, we learn about Mike Puzio. When he was nine years old, he won a contest to name an asteroid. He chose Bennu. On Monday, a NASA spacecraft lands on Bennu for the first time.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson Rejects Claims Of Sexual MisconductNeil deGrasse Tyson

Three women have accused the astrophysicist of inappropriate behavior. One says she quit her job on his TV show Cosmos because of it. (Image credit: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)


Restaurants Aren't What They Used to Be

Ever since the first ones opened in 18th-century Paris, restaurants have been paradoxical spaces. Unlike private clubs, restaurants do not require membership; they thrive when they attract a growing and varied set of customers; published reviews are crucial to their success. In these and other respects, restaurants are public institutions. Yet few consider restaurants part of the " public sphere


The Bootleg Video Vans of the Soviet Union

In the U.S.S.R. of the 1980s, as Brezhnev's stagnation mutated into Gorbechev's perestroika , the Soviet people started peering out from behind the Iron Curtain at the tantalizing opulence of Western popular culture. It wasn't unusual for a few government-approved (and heavily sanitized) Hollywood movies to show up in local theaters in Mother Russia and her 14 children-states. An occasional 1960s


What the Stock Selloff Tells Us About the Future of Tech

Shares of most big tech companies have fallen sharply in recent months, reflecting their maturation and new challenges.


I Embraced the PopSocket and It Changed My Damn Life

A PopSocket can become a lean-to for optimal Netflix viewing, an anxiety valve for fidgeting, or a reassurance that your phone is safe in your hand.


iTunes Doesn't Encrypt Downloads—on Purpose

While HTTPS has made the web at large a much safe place, Apple has chosen to forgo it for iTunes and App Store downloads.


Dear elites: Did you learn your lesson?

A globalized, interconnected world doesn't necessarily work for everyone… especially on the rural (and hyper-local) levels. While many got massively rich from technology and globalized trade it left many feeling locked out. Anand focuses on the rise of Trump and the huge popularity of Bernie Sanders to highlight the fact that the majority aren't satisfied with the current state of capitalism. W


Mars new home 'a large sandbox'

With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is busy learning more about the spacecraft's landing site. They knew when InSight landed on Nov. 26 that the spacecraft had touched down on target, a lava plain named Elysium Planitia. Now they've determined that the vehicle sits slightly tilted (about 4 degrees) in a shallow d


Nations pressed to tackle 'urgent threats' at UN climate talks

With the direst environmental warnings yet still ringing in their ears, nations gathered in Poland Sunday for a UN summit aimed at heading off the "urgent threat" of runaway climate change.


From Biblical to revival: Jordan's desert winemakers

Two Jordanian families aim to put wine from their desert land on the world viticultural map, reviving an age-old tradition that some suggest has Biblical heritage.


Olympic broadcasters gear up for the biggest show on earth

Clock-watching is an integral part of any Olympic Games but even the most eagle-eyed sporting anoraks might be forgiven for missing the fact that Sunday marks 600 days until the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his phone's touch screen.


The best fiction and sci-fi of 2018 to wrap or read this Xmas

The best fantastic novels and comic series of the year mourn a wild past and look with trepidation towards a weird future


Atomure er geodæternes nye hjælpere

Ultrapræcise atomure kan nu bestemme højdeforskelle mellem forskellige steder på Jorden helt ned til en centimeter. Det er ikke muligt med andre teknikker.



How George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton Went From Political Rivals to Best Friends

In early March 2005, in George W. Bush's second term as president, former President Bill Clinton underwent chest surgery right around the time that Bush was hosting the Gridiron Club Dinner in Washington, D.C. At the dinner, Bush gave a lighthearted update on Clinton's progress; he told the audience that as Clinton had recovered from his procedure, "he woke up surrounded by his loved ones: Hillar


Tyskland opsender drivhus-satellit: Vil dyrke tomater i rummet

Tyskerne vil teste, om grøntsager kan gro i rummet, så astronauter ombord på fx en månebase kan få friske fødevarer.


Opløftende tal for overlevelse efter lymfekræft

Patienter med de to former for lymfekræft Hodgkin- og Burkitt vil, efter vellykket behandling og kort tid i remission have samme overlevelse som en person fra gaden med samme alder og køn. Det viser to nye danske studier som forskere fra Aalborg Universitetshospital skal præsentere på ASH.


Usædvanligt lange remissioner giver håb om mulig helbredelse

En lille gruppe af patienter har opnået meget lange remissioner på over fire år på antistofbehandling med Darazalex. Det viser en ny dansk opgørelse af data fra patienter indlemmet i de allerførste kliniske studier af antistoffet.


Lymfom-patienter kan nøjes med mindre kemoterapi

Fire gange kemoterapi virker lige så godt som seks gange kemoterapi til behandling af diffus storcellet B-celle lymfom


Nyt middel kan reducere behov for blodtransfusioner

To studier antyder, at luspatercept kan reducere behovet for blodtransfusioner blandt patienter med blodsygdomme


Syv ideer til en god julefrokost

Foruden regnskabsafslutninger og budgetplanlægning er julen som bekendt hjerternes fest. Ingeniørens karriereredaktion giver dig en guide til en lystig og hjertelig julefrokost


Teori: Sky af vesikler gør myelomatoseceller usårlige

Overlæge og professor Torben Plesner har en idé om, hvordan myelomatosepatienter udvikler resistens over for Darzalex. Han forestiller sig, at myelomatosecellerne gemmer sig bag en sky af vesikler, som binder Darzalex til sig.


Målrettet terapi gavner ældre med leukæmi

Ibrutinib forbedrer den progressionsfrie overlevelse hos ældre patienter med kronisk lymfatisk leukæmi sammenlignet med gængs kemo-immunterapi.


Studier viser fremgang i kampen mod seglcelleanæmi

Flere studier peger på nye muligheder for både at behandle og kurere seglcelleanæmi globalt.


Five planned missions to Mars

Space agencies around the world are set to explore the red planet, while Elon Musk has even grander plans Last week, Nasa successfully landed its InSight probe on Mars, as part of a two-year mission to study the planet's deep interior. Nasa is also planning a rover mission for 2020 , to investigate signs of life and collect data for future expeditions. Continue reading…


Don't dismiss gene editing on account of one rogue case

He Jiankui's work on Crispr babies has been condemned. But the beneficial possibilities in his work are endless Last week, the Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of the first Crispr baby (actually, twins). His claim is unverified, but if true, it would signal a landmark moment in human genome editing. It has also been widely condemned by scientists and ethicists worldwide. Crispr-Cas


Fakta-knæk: Er det farligt at knække fingre?

Forældre har ofte fortalt, at det er skadeligt, og at du kan få gigt af at knække fingre. Men hvad siger videnskaben?


Vind med Ingeniørens julekalender: 2. december

Vær med i Ingeniørens julekalender 2018. I dag med spændende adventspræmie!


Why some see Chile's plastic bag ban as a rubbish proposal

Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.


Studies suggest immunotherapy adds punch to earlier attempts

New drugs that harness the body's immune system to destroy cancer cells appear to increase the effectiveness of later drug therapies for non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma patients, new research suggests. This happens, scientists say, even for repeat drug therapies whose initial attempts failed to stop or reverse the disease.


Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.


news analysis: Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us

And, so far, they're just fine. America needs a sober debate about the pros and cons of Crispr instead of a paranoid ban on the technology.


The Most Wonderful Smelling Time of the Year

The season's scents of fir and pine evoke primal experiences, and remind us what we may lose.



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