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Nanoglue can make composites several times tougher during dynamic loading

In a discovery that could pave the way for new materials and applications, materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer of "nanoglue."

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Luftforurening gør os syge: Data fra danske bloddonorer skal opklare hvorfor

Nyt forskningscenter skal undersøge, hvordan luftforurening påvirker raske mennesker ved hjælp af data fra bloddonorer.

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Researchers suggest 'Little Foot' is an entirely new species of early human

Several teams of researchers have announced that the skeletal remains of a hominin believed to have lived approximately 3.67 million years ago represent a new species of early human. The researchers report that the specimen, known as "Little Foot," has characteristics that make it unlike any other known species.

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New optical device brings quantum computing a step closer

An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods.

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Nanoglue can make composites several times tougher during dynamic loading

Materials scientists have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer of 'nanoglue.'

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How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question. They looked at a gene called EGFRvIII, which is present in patients with glioblastoma — a highly aggressive form of brain cancer that spreads quickly and that is difficult to treat.

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Obesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction? Consider high-intensity interval exercise

Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an exercise-induced protein in the brain that promotes neuron survival and used high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) in obese and normal-weight subjects. Obesity reduces the expression of this protein and lower lev

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Promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias.

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Climate change was behind Earth’s largest extinction

Global warming that left animals unable to breathe caused the Permian mass extinction in the oceans, according to a new study. As temperatures rose and the metabolism of marine animals sped up, the warmer waters could not hold enough oxygen for them to survive, the researchers report. The largest extinction in Earth’s history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago. Long

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Research brings traditional sustainable building material into 21st century

An international research project aiming to update an ancient, sustainable building material has succeeded in bringing it into line with modern thermal standards.

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Using machine learning to design peptides

Northwestern, teaming up with Cornell University and the University of California, San Diego, developed a way of finding optimal peptide sequences: using a machine-learning algorithm as a collaborator. The algorithm analyzes experimental data and offers suggestions on the next best sequence to try, creating a back-and-forth selection process that reduces time needed to find the optimal peptide.The

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Nanoglue can make composites several times tougher during dynamic loading

Materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer of 'nanoglue.'

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Johns Hopkins team identifies promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias.

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Obesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction? Consider high-intensity interval exercise

Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an exercise-induced protein in the brain that promotes neuron survival and used high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) in obese and normal-weight subjects. Obesity reduces the expression of this protein and lower lev

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Undiplomatic immunity: Mutation causing arterial autoimmune disease revealed

Takayasu arteritis is an autoimmune disease resulting in chronic aortic inflammation leading to aneurysm or aortic regurgitation. Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) showed that it is caused by MLX gene mutation. This mutation increased oxidative stress and inflammasome formation and activity, specifically in the aortic valves, explaining the inflammatory state and associated

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Cataclysmic variable ES Ceti has an accretion disk, study suggests

Astronomers have conducted spectroscopic observations of the cataclysmic variable ES Ceti, which resulted in uncovering important insights about gas emission from this object. The new findings, presented in a paper published November 29 on the arXiv pre-print server, suggest the presence of an accretion disk in this system.

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How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential, enhance political accountability and disrupt old media practices that tend to exclude less powerful voices from important social and political discussions.

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Biomimetic strategy leads to strong, recyclable rubber

Inspired by nature, Chinese scientists have produced a synthetic analogue to vulcanized natural rubber. Their material is just as tough and durable as the original. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they reveal the secret to their success: short protein chains attached to the side-chains of the polymer backbone ensure stable physical cross-linkage and give the material a "self-reinforcing" effect

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Hydrokinetic energy from running water cleanly charges electrical vehicles

Lif-E-Buoy takes advantage of the natural hydrokinetic energy of running water—abundantly available in most river-based urban centres—to generate clean energy for electric vehicles and infrastructure.

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Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays

Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species, scientists have gained new insights into how this colour diversity evolved.

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Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats

Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research. Australia was rich in unique biodiversity, but has had a poor track record since European settlement.

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Fejl i print fra Det Fælles Medicinkort

579 patienter har fået print fra Det Fælles Medicinkort, der fejlagtigt viste, at medicineringen var i pause. Fejlen er rettet og alle berørte kontaktes.

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Kandidatuddannelse i medicin åbner i Esbjerg

Det er netop blevet muligt for 30 af de studerende, der kommer ind på lægeuddannelsen på Syddansk Universitet til sommer, at tage kandidatdelen i Esbjerg.

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Where did the Sun come from?

Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star.

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Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

In 2018, two anniversaries and a crucial decision loom large in the UK. We saw in the 70th anniversary of the NHS in July, while December 10 marks the 70th birthday of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. On December 11, the UK parliament will also vote on the prime minister's EU withdrawal deal. The coming together of health, human rights and Brexit, ra

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How we used drones to monitor coastal erosion in Ghana

Delta environments are low-lying and highly vulnerable to flooding and erosion by ocean waves. And these hazards are likely to increase as the world's climate changes and sea levels rise. Monitoring these hazards, and their impacts, is very important to develop strategies and protect communities living close to deltas.

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Proteins imaged in graphene liquid cell have higher radiation tolerance

Electron microscopy is one of the main methods used to examine protein structure. Studying these structures is of key importance to elucidate their function feeding fundamental information into a number of fields such as structural biology, cell biology, cancer research, and other biomedical fields. It also enhances the understanding of biomineralization.

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The Science of Growing a Perfect Christmas Tree

Is your tree robust to cold? Do its needles cling to their branches? Christmas tree scientists ask these questions so we don't have to.

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Best Wireless Gaming Headsets (2018): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

No matter your gaming system, these are the best wireless gaming headsets out there.

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Drinking a Jar Full of Christmas | Christmas With the Moonshiners

Revisit Christmases past with the Moonshiners crew and check out their creative holiday spins on their favorite drinks. Stream Full Episodes of Moonshiners: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/moonshiners/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/MoonshinersTV Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dis

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How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question. They looked at a gene called EGFRvIII, which is present in patients with glioblastoma — a highly aggressive form of brain cancer that spreads quickly and that is difficul

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Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats

Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in partnership with The University of Queensland.Lead researcher Stephen Kearney from UQ's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said Australia was rich in unique biodiversity, but has had a poor track record since European settlement.

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South African skeleton shows humans learned to walk upright in the trees

The analysis of the world's most complete skeleton of an early human ancestor, conducted by a research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, offers conclusive evidence that human ancestors became efficient upright walkers while they were still substantially tree dwelling animals.

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Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System'NASA Voyager 2 Space

Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars.

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When scientists push people to their tipping point

You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. A new study tilted people backwards in a device and asked them at what point they thought they would fall if they weren't supported. Most people would have fallen long before they thought they would.

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Banned toxins passed from mother to young in European dolphins

Dolphins in the northern Adriatic contain high levels of PCBs – highly toxic chemicals banned in the 1970s and 1980s – and are passing the pollutant to their young, according to new research led by a marine scientist at the University of St Andrews.

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Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic

It has long been debated whether the seal predation of fish plays a major role in the fish decline in the Baltic Sea compared to human fishing. The debate has escalated worldwide since conservation efforts to protect seals and fish-eating birds resulted in increased populations.

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Parent and grandparent relationships play an important role in encouraging altruistic acts – new research

There are conflicting ideas about the role of the family in wider society. Some, particularly in the US, argue that family units are essential for a strong civil society, and make a big contribution to public life. Others – mostly in Europe – say that families act in self-interested ways.

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A model system for perennial grasses

Researchers have developed a genomic model to study drought tolerance in perennial grasses using Panicum hallii (Hall's panicgrass), by generating two complete genomes from varieties that diverged over a million years ago. The hallii variety thrives in desert environments, while the filipes variety is less drought tolerant and is found in river and coastal environments.

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Statins have low risk of side effects

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a low risk of side effects. The benefits of statin therapy for most people outweigh the risks.

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Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic

Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most — climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study.

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Helpful microbes inhale carbon dioxide through a porous cylindrical electrode and exude useful chemicals

Microbes could become key allies in global efforts to curb carbon emissions and avoid dangerous climate change. A group of microbes called chemolithoautotrophs consume CO2 through their natural metabolism, spitting out small organic molecules as a byproduct. These microbes could be enlisted to convert industrial CO2 emissions into valuable chemicals, thanks to a new concept developed by Pascal Sai

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ESRF puts its shining light in standby mode, to return brighter in 2020

"No beam for a while. Restart in about 20 months." Early this morning, operators of the ESRF Control room turned off the beam, ending 26 years of successful operation of the European Synchrotron, the world's most powerful synchrotron light source. 2018 is a key year in the history of the ESRF. Thirty years after the signature of the ESRF Convention, the ESRF's shining light has been put in standby

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News about a plant hormone

Jasmonic acid gives the plant Jasminum grandiflorum its characteristic odor and is used in the cosmetics and perfume industries. Plants wounded by things like chewing herbivores produce jasmonic acid as a defense signal, as a phytohormone to mount their defense responses—this includes the formation of toxic substances. They even employ volatile derivatives of jasmonic acid to warn their neighbors

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Iron-rich lamellae in a semiconductor

There is often a pronounced symmetry when you look at the lattice of crystals: It doesn't matter where you look—the atoms are uniformly arranged in every direction. This behavior would also be expected of a crystal, which physicists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the University of Warsaw and the Polish Academy of Sciences produced with a compound from an indium arsenide semico

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Why we may be able to save the Greenland ice sheet

Studies of ice melt in the Arctic suggest that world may have a fighting chance of preventing huge sea level changes that would result from the dramatic collapse of the vast ice sheets that cover Greenland, but that more work is needed to understand the wider effects.

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Big shareholder at Yelp wants a board reshuffle

A large shareholder at Yelp says it's lost patience with the review site and wants to see the company board reshuffled.

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When scientists push people to their tipping point

You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. A new study tilted people backwards in a device and asked them at what point they thought they would fall if they weren't supported. Most people would have fallen long before they thought they would.

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Media Advisory: Young age associated with worse prognosis in specific breast cancer subtype

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are rapidly advancing the understanding of biological factors, including hormones, as predictors of longer disease-free survival for certain subtypes of breast cancer. The implications for treatment — especially among younger women — can be profound, but uncertainties remain and decision-making by patients and their physicians can be complicated.

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1,3 millioner asbesttage i Danmark: Sådan kan du sikre dig, hvis der er asbest i dit tag

Drop højtryksspulingen, undgå nedbrydende behandlinger og husk beskyttelsen i forbindelse med asbestarbejde, lyder det fra eksperter.

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Climate change and the UK: The good and bad

The UK claims to be a leader in climate change – but is it?

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Rigshospitalet får ny centerdirektør

HR-direktør i Region Hovedstaden Martin Magelund Rasmussen bliver ny centerdirektør i HovedOrtoCentret.

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The medical community is finally realizing the uterus is more than a 'baby house'

Health Rodent studies show a connection to cognitive function. Scientists are starting to explore the connection between the uterus, the ovaries, and the brain to better understand how removing these organs can impact a person’s…

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TuSimple's Robotruck Cameras See Twice as Far as Any Lidar

The self-driving startup's computer-vision-wielding truck drives like a champion—until a system freeze cuts a test-drive short.

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An Energy Evolution: From Delicious to Dirty to Almost Free

A warp-speed history of our quest for cheap energy, from prehistoric hunters to climate change.

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Image of the Day: Gut Bomb

Microbial species living in a fruit fly gut interact with one another and influence the insect's health and longevity in the process.

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Serving Trump Revealed Who John Kelly Always Was

John Kelly’s departure from the White House is a reminder of an important but under-publicized distinction among those who have chosen to support or work for Donald Trump.The distinction is between those whom Trump has made bad, and those who have been revealed as bad through their association with this man. (There’s also a small “not yet bad” category, which we will get to later on.) In the firs

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Diabetes remission predictors in bariatric surgery

Researchers have improved a standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system (DiaRem) to extend the prediction time for diabetic remission following bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.

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Genetic changes associated with physical activity reported

Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving appears to be determined, in part, by our genes, researchers have shown.

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Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives

Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover, regular annual flu shots were associated with a 19 percent reduction in both all-cause and cardiovascular death when compared with no vaccination.

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Case studies skew women leaders' roles

Despite the strong presence of women students in university business programs, women leaders are portrayed stereotypically – or not at all – in many business case studies that are a key educational tool in management education.

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Adoptive parents seek longer leave

Western researchers are leading a national push for 15 more weeks of work leave for adoptive parents as an important way to strengthen the bond between parents and their adopted children.

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Custom-made artificial mother-of-pearl

Natural mother-of-pearl, such as mussels, is one of the hardest, most stable and stiff natural materials. Researchers have always been fascinated by it. The structure of mother-of-pearl is exquisite under the electron microscope; it looks like a miniature brick wall, the joints of which are filled with mortar. The bricks are composed of tiny Calcium carbonate plates stacked on top of each other an

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How big can snowflakes be?

How large can snowflakes get? The answer is: pretty darn big.

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Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet

Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that's less than half the size of today's smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom.

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Reserve your driving time to reduce traffic congestion

For his thesis, EPFL Ph.D. student Raphaël Lamotte studied rush-hour traffic congestion. He suggests implementing a system whereby commuters reserve time on a special traffic lane – like booking a seat on a flight – to help cities accommodate a growing number of car-sharing programs and, eventually, self-driving cars.

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DNA find: Tiny wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos

A QUT-led collaboration with University of Adelaide reveals that Australia's pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which roamed the continent for millions of years, but died out about 40,000 years ago.

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Populære apps har udnyttet Android-brugere og snydt Google

Kinesiske app-udbydere beskyldes for at have snydt sig til annonce-penge. Google har nu fjernet to af deres apps, der er downloadet mere end 250 millioner gange.

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16 of the Most Interesting Ancient Board and Dice Games

From the forerunner to backgammon to a Norse strategy game called Viking chess, here's a look at the fascinating games played in our very distant past.

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The Dangerous ‘New Phase’ for Donald Trump

The talk on the Sunday-morning shows took an ominous turn for President Donald Trump after a week when court filings put him in the middle of preelection hush-money payments by his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and in interactions by Cohen with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Suddenly, the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which had been focused on possible campaign col

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Dear Therapist: I Don’t Know How to Set Boundaries With My Parents

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 am 21, a college student, and the oldest of three boys. My parents have been going through a bitter divorce process for the past two years. They are at each other’s throats in court about financial matters t

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Sortlistningen af Huawei fortsætter: Nu vil Japan også droppe teknologi fra kinesiske selskaber

Japan har været i tæt dialog med USA om cybersikkerhed og planlægger angiveligt at forbyde indkøb. Det japanske udenrigsministerium er dog bekymret for om kinesiske virksomheder får en retfærdig behandling.

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Drug prevention advice for parents

The majority of kids are going to experiment with drugs at some point in their lives, mostly in their teens and early 20s. While many parents might balk at allowing their children to experiment, it's important to remember that not all drugs are the same. There are some warning signs, however. Neuroscience journalist Maia Szalavitz walks us through some of the signs to look out for. Unbroken Brain

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Vanishing Nutrients

It’s a hazard of climate change you probably haven’t heard of — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The record for high-temperature superconductivity has been smashed again

Chemists found a material that can display superconducting behavior at a temperature warmer than it currently is at the North Pole. The work brings room-temperature superconductivity tantalizingly close.

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Infectious Outbreaks Threaten the Last Asiatic Lions

Parasites and dog disease in India sweep through the cats’ only home, triggering fears for the species’ survival — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation

Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could be less positive than expected. Specifically, increased consumption of bioplastics is likely to generate increased greenhouse gas emissions from cropland expansion on

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Supercomputers without waste heat

Generally speaking, magnetism and the lossless flow of electrical current ("superconductivity") are competing phenomena that cannot coexist in the same sample. However, for building supercomputers, synergetically combining both states comes with major advantages as compared to today's semiconductor technology, characterized by high power consumption and heat production. Researchers from the Depart

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Milestone for bERLinPro: Photocathodes with high quantum efficiency

Teams from the accelerator physics and the SRF groups at HZB are developing a superconducting linear accelerator featuring energy recovery (Energy Recovery Linac) as part of the bERLinPro project. It accelerates an intense electron beam that can be used for applications like generating brilliant synchrotron radiation. After use, the electron bunches are directed back to the superconducting linear

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Branson vil flyve mennesker ud i rummet inden nytår

Virgin Galactics rumfly USS Unity skal nu flyve ud i rummet med mennesker for første gang. »Vi taler uger, ikke måneder,« lyder det fra grundlægger Richard Branson.

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Trods lovstramninger og nye energimærker: Fejlramte huse vil stadig bruge for meget energi

Trods helt nye regler er der ikke krav om, at man måler på energiforbruget i nye bygninger. Derfor vil fejlramte huse glide igennem kontrollerne, advarer professor.

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Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic

Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most — climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study from Stockholm University.

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Trump Doesn’t Want a Chief of Staff

Before a president begins thinking about who should be his White House chief of staff, he has to define both the job and the moment. There’s nothing magical about the chief of staff’s corner office in the West Wing. How any individuals perform in the job depends, first, on the power the president gives them to execute their responsibilities, and second, on their expertise facing whatever’s in fro

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Don’t Shut Down the Internet’s Biggest Jihadist Archive

This story was updated at 11 a.m. ET on December 10, 2018. If you discover that your neighbor—a decent guy and a known history buff—maintains a small collection of Nazi memorabilia, you might not think less of him, especially if his record of tolerance and anti-fascism is beyond reproach. Now imagine that he maintains not a small collection but the largest in the world, in private or public hands

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A Book That Honors an Underrated Sport

Full disclosure: I have a tennis bias. I played as a young boy, keep close tabs on the professional circuit, and have had the good fortune of covering the sport for The Atlantic and other outlets. Right above the home-office desk from where I’m writing now hangs a picture of a grimacing Jimmy Connors lunging for a ball at the net, keeping me honest. It hadn’t really occurred to me that I could sn

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John Delaney Is Playing the Long Game

On Tuesday, John Delaney wrapped up his 20th visit to the state of Iowa. The Maryland Democrat announced his presidential intentions way back in July 2017—more than three years before the 2020 election. He’s already visited each of Iowa’s 99 counties, spent $1.5 million on television ads in the state, and hired dozens of staffers—all before big-name Democratic contenders such as Joe Biden and Ber

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The Real Roots of American Rage

I. An Angry Little Town Soon after the snows of 1977 began to thaw, the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, received a strange questionnaire in the mail. “Try to recall the number of times you became annoyed and/or angry during the past week,” the survey instructed. “Describe the most angry of these experiences.” One woman knew her answer: Recently, her husband had bought a new car. Then he h

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Techtopia #82: Techbranchen er de hvide mænds verden

Situationsrapport fra Slush Festival i Helsinki: Den europæiske techbranche klarer sig godt, men branchen har ondt i ligestillingen.

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Yousee lækker 4.800 kunders skjulte navne og adresser

En menneskelig fejl er skyld i, at 4.800 Yousee-kunders navne og adresser blev offentliggjort på søgemaskiner såsom den TDC-ejede 118.dk i fire dage i starten af december.

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A satellite screw-up reaffirms Einstein’s theory of gravity

Two spacecraft confirm that time passes more slowly closer to Earth’s surface.

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The Race to Understand Antarctica’s Most Terrifying Glacier

The Thwaites Glacier is crumbling into the sea. Now scientists must answer two questions: When will it take the plunge? And can our coastal cities be saved?

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Trump’s Limits on Legal Immigration Could Hit Businesses Hard

Today is the last day members of the public can comment on a Trump administration proposal to radically restrict legal immigration.

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Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

Even before cameras, our globetrotting has always been marked by the urge to capture what we see—and what others saw before us.

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MIND: Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

Headlines suggest that the epigenetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best.

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How to transform Earth’s cities

When innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists and policy makers meet next week to discuss the UN's goal of making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, the quality of life for billions of people will be at stake.

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Genetic changes associated with physical activity reported

Machine learning used to improve understanding of sleep, physical (in)activity and their health consequences

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Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives

Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover, regular annual flu shots were associated with a 19 percent reduction in both all-cause and cardiovascular death when compared with no vaccination.

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Statins have low risk of side effects

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a low risk of side effects. The benefits of statin therapy for most people outweigh the risks.

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'We're Fighting For Our Lives': Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices

The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change. (Image credit: Maddie McGarvey for NPR)

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US, Saudi Arabia back-of-the-pack on curbing climate change

The United States and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Monday.

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SoftBank aims to raise $23bn on Japan mobile unit IPO

Telecoms giant and technology investor SoftBank Group aims to raise over $23 billion by listing its Japanese mobile unit next week in one of the biggest tech IPOs in years.

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IPCC-forfattere: Næste rapport skal være mere relevant for ingeniørerne

Hvad er nytten af nye ­store klimarapporter, når ­deres hovedkonklusioner er kendte på forhånd? Vi spørger formanden for klima­panelets arbejdsgruppe og et dansk medlem.

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How One Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe

A U.N. climate report says the only way to avoid the worst climate impacts will be to suck carbon emissions out of the air. Researchers are trying to find a feasible way to do that. (Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR)

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Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant

Japanese prosecutors Monday formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served him a fresh warrant on separate allegations, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell.

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Nye radiodøde laboratorier skal teste satellit-antenner og 5G

DTU investerer i nyt elektromagnetisk testcenter med flere nye radiodøde laboratorier. Her kan man simulere betingelserne i rummet og teste mikrobølgeteknologier til brug i 5G-telefoner.

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Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

New York officials say their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters is a big win for the city—but the math is a little more complicated than government projections indicate.

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Most people overestimate total number of US gun owners

Most people vastly overestimate the population of gun owners in the United States, and it potentially influences how groups approach gun policies, according to a study by two University of Kansas political scientists.

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Brexit is leading to higher energy prices: study

Consumers paid on average £75 more in the year after the EU referendum for gas and electricity, according to research by UCL.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk taunts US financial regulatory agencyElon Musk Tesla SEC

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, openly derided the US Securities and Exchange Commission in an interview aired Sunday, having settled fraud charges with the regulatory agency over an errant tweet.

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The stem cell hard sell: The Medical Board of California is forming a task force to determine how to regulate physicians offering stem cell therapies.

For-profit stem cell clinics selling unproven and downright quacky stem cell therapies have proliferated over the last several years, with federal and state law seemingly powerless to stop them. Recently, the FDA and FTC have shown signs of acting to crack down on them. Now, the Medical Board of California is forming a task force to determine how to regulate physicians offering these unproven ther

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Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.

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Sikkerhedsforsker advarer mod cybertyveri af betalingsinfo fra webshops – også danske

Der er gang i den it-kriminelle forretning med at skyde skimmer-scripts ind på ellers legitime webshops. Teknikken rammer også i Danmark, fortæller hollandsk sikkerhedsforsker.

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Tisbatterier og trådløs opladning: 6 skøre bud på, hvordan vi får superbatterier i fremtiden

Hele tech-branchen leder i disse år efter den næste generation af batterier, der oplades hurtigere, holder længere og vejer mindre. Her er seks af de mest opfindsomme ideer.

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Ben-Gurion University researchers improve diabetes remission predictors in bariatric surgery

'We know weight-loss surgery has the potential to put diabetes in remission,' says Dr. Rachel Golan, a lecturer in the BGU School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. 'The previous DiaRem model was limited to projecting outcomes for only one year after only one type of procedure. Our 'Advanced-DiaRem' was able to predict the longer-term probability of achieving remission from diabetes out

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Most people overestimate total number of US gun owners

Most people vastly overestimate the population of gun owners in the United States, and it potentially influences how groups approach gun policies, according to a study by two University of Kansas political scientists.

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Why feeling empathy could lead former drug users to relapse

Empathy, the awareness of another's feelings and emotions, is a key feature in normal social interactions. But new research from the University of Minnesota suggests that empathy can have detrimental effects on an individual — and can push former drug users to relapse.

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Activating parts of the brain could help alleviate opioid-related social isolation

One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and friends, making it difficult for loved ones to help people on a path towards recovery.

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Breast cancer screening: New emphasis on shared decision-making between women and their doctors

An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when the balance between benefits and harms is uncertain. The guideline, released by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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First Nations children and youth experiencing more pain than non-First Nations children

First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non-First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the same rate as their non-First Nations peers, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Increased cervical cancer risk in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities

Researchers have uncovered an increased risk of cervical cancer in women whose cervical cells test positive for certain high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types but do not show any signs of cellular abnormalities. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help refine guidelines for cervical cancer screening.

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Dansk Byggeri: Nye energimærker er fint – men ikke nok

Regeringens planer for at mindske antallet af fejlagtige energimærker og gøre dem mere brugbare får ros fra entreprenørerne. Men det er bare ikke nok til at få renoveringstakten op på det nødvendige niveau.

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Vind med Ingeniørens julekalender: 10. december

Vær med i Ingeniørens julekalender 2018. Hver dag med nye præmier!

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Using CDD Vault to Manage Redbrid Molecular Ltd. Catalogues – A Case Study

Check out this case study to find out why Redbrick Molecular Ltd. chose CDD Vault as their database and informatics platform, and how they made use of the CDD Vault to implement a complex catalogue in a simple way.

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Brexit is leading to higher energy prices

Consumers paid on average £75 more in the year after the EU referendum for gas and electricity, according to research by UCL.A hard Brexit could lead to a further average rise of £61 per year in the event of further devaluation of sterling to pound-euro parity.

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How to survive on 'Game of Thrones': Switch allegiances

Characters in the 'Game of Thrones' TV series are more likely to die if they do not switch allegiance, and are male, according to an article published in the open-access journal Injury Epidemiology.

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10 common traits of self-actualized people

Maslow's famous "Hierarchy of Needs" describes different levels of human motivation. A new study updates the hierarchy through modern methods. The research shows that self-actualized people share 10 specific traits. None Are you a self-actualized person? The American psychologist Abraham Maslow famously proposed in 1954 the "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" which theorized that psychological health c

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How sexual fantasies affect your relationship

There are two main types of sexual fantasies. One of them is more harmful to the a relationship or marriage than the other (by a lot). Sexually fantasizing about somebody else, though, neither hurts a relationship nor helps it; instead, it has the same mental impact as random daydreaming. None The beginning of a relationship is exciting. You get to learn more about a beautiful person who wants to

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Why Cancer Treatment Can Differ For Those Who Aren't Married

New research shows that cancer patients who are single receive less aggressive treatment than those who are married. NPR's Michel Martin talks with researcher Joan DelFattore about her findings.

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Starwatch: a reliable show of shooting stars

The Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak this week, with up to 75 streaks an hour – which can be multicoloured The Geminids are one of the most reliable meteor showers of the year, with some 75 bright streaks an hour predicted to be visible from a dark site. They will radiate in all directions from the constellation Gemini, from which the shower takes its name. They are distinguished from other

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Harnessing the power of 'spin orbit' coupling in silicon: Scaling up quantum computation

Research teams are investigating multiple pathways to scale up atom-based computing architectures using spin-orbit coupling — advancing towards their goal of building a silicon-based quantum computer.

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As Good an Attorney General as We’re Likely to Get

It is better to have an attorney general nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate in an undoubtedly legal fashion than to have an acting attorney general serving in circumstances of dubious legality. It is better to have an attorney general who is steeped in the traditions and culture of the Justice Department than to have an acting attorney general who is understood at the departme

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Counterexamples in Music Theory

Personal closure on an attempted theorem about 12-tone music — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Forskere i oprør ved klimatopmøde: Saudi-Arabien, USA og Rusland blokerer vigtig klimarapport

– Vi er virkelig vrede og finder det grusomt, lyder det fra en forsker.

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The scientific reason you want to squeeze cute things

Researchers appear to have found a neural basis for "cute aggression." Cute aggression is what happens when you say something like, 'It's so cute I want to crush it!' But it's also a complex response that likely serves to regulate strong emotions and allow caretaking of the young to occur. None If you've ever seen someone approach a puppy or small child, lean in and say, "Oh, I just want to squee

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Daniel Wescott bestyrer 'ligfarm' under den bagende texanske sol

I Texas er Daniel Wescott leder af en såkaldt body farm, der forsker i, hvordan lig rådner.

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Mission to put millions of hidden fossils online

Museums including Washington’s Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection.

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'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

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How to Sing

Melinda Josie from a hymnal Moderately Moderately slow Moderately fast With vigor In flowing style Boldly Well marked Fervently With dignity With great dignity Joyously Joyously, but not too fast Resolutely With stately vigor Rather slowly Not too slowly Majestically With joyous dignity With movement With flow

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What to get your friend who can burn almost anything

Gift Guides Gifts for the ambitious, yet terrible kitchen warriors. If you’ve got someone in your life who still loves to cook despite their continual failed efforts, these gifts might help them find the hidden top chef within…

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Prions, Nearly Indestructible and Universally Lethal, Seed the Eyes of Victims

Discovery suggests worrying transmission possibilities — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year's U.N. climate summit.

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People are like the guinea-pigs on some vast experimental farm – archive, 7 December 1950

7 December 1950: Humans scuttle about misusing energy, trying to get into forbidden enclosures, playing and fighting and hugely propagating themselves Everybody is so busy looking out for flying saucers – with, it is now suspected, tiny nuclear physicists sitting astride them – that portents much nearer home tend to get neglected. There were the Bridlington starlings, an extraordinary manifestati

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Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener

If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray—not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution.

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Kiltcher Khaos | Alaska: The Last Frontier

When you get a bunch of Kiltchers together it can be chaos. Kitlcher khaos! Stream Full Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaska-the-last-frontier/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaTLF/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlaskaTLF https://twitt

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GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers.

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50 Years Later, We Still Don't Grasp the Mother of All Demos

Doug Engelbart didn't just want to show off new technology. He wanted to demonstrate a system for improving humanity.

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Tænkeboks: En frø med mange muligheder

Her får du årets sidste problem før julepausen – ugens opgave uge 49

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Overblik: Efter 40 år har vi stadig ikke styr på asbest

Manglende opmærksomhed om asbest betyder ifølge flere eksperter, at stoffet også kan være et sundhedsproblem i fremtiden.

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Begravede menneskekroppe skal hjælpe med at opklare mordsager

Hollandske forskere har skabt Europas første videnskabelige kirkegård.

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The best digital presents to e-give this holiday season

Gift Guides Instant delivery, and no wrapping required. From Netflix subscriptions to Nintendo Switch games, you can find digital gifts to fit every loved one's taste. Here are our top picks.

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Is this the real size of our brain?

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Middle aged men in lyrca on the rise but 'Mamils' confined to weekends, affluent suburb

The number of middle-aged Australian men who cycle on weekends has doubled in recent years, but the rise of the so-called 'Mamils' (middle aged men in lyrca) is confined to men in more affluent suburbs, says research in today's Medical Journal of Australia.

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Letters: ‘Dingell Has Hit on a Solution to Cut the Gordian Knot’

I Served in Congress Longer Than Anyone. Here’s How to Fix It. A December 2017 study by the Pew Research Center found that just 18 percent of Americans trusted the federal government “to do the right thing almost always or most of the time.” After his six decades of public service, John D. Dingell has some ideas for restoring this lost confidence. In a recent piece on TheAtlantic.com, he provided

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The Haunting Last Letters of Sylvia Plath

Ian Wright; photo by David Harrison; courtesy of Academy of American Poets On October 13, 1959, a Tuesday, Sylvia Plath wrote to her mother and brother from Saratoga Springs, New York, where she and her husband, Ted Hughes, were passing a couple of months at the Yaddo artist’s colony. “Greetings! As usual our main news is that we are wellfed. Every dinner seems bound to outdo the last. Last night

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Facebook’s and Tumblr’s New Policies Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Last week, the blogging platform had a rough go of it. And that was just the beginning.

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Waymo’s Self-Driving Launch, and More This Week in Cars

But the announcement came with serious caveats. Plus: Tesla's Autopilot, May Mobility, and scooters.

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These are our favorite science books of 2018

Science News writers and editors pick which science books were this year’s must-reads.

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This Fluffy Alien World Farts Helium

As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted this tail from the ground.

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3 Cheers for Metacognition

Embracing the ways each of us does—and does not—process information — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Will Dark Matter Mess with These Ultraprecise Atomic Clocks?

Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think makes up about five-sixths of all matter in the universe.

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Scientists create 10-minute test that can detect cancer anywhere in the body

Australian researchers find 3D nanostructures that are unique to cancer cells. These markers can be identified using technology that may be available on cell phones. Human clinical trials are next for the team. None Australian researchers claim in a new study that they developed a 10-minute test that's capable of finding cancer cells at any location in the body. If further testing achieves the sa

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The Benefits of a Foreign-Language Tattoo

My yoga instructor’s eyes lit up as he bared his forearm. “Look!” In the dim candlelight of the yoga studio, I squinted at the place he’d indicated. There was a tattoo, but not of anything recognizable, at least not to me. “What is it?” I asked uncomfortably. “ Salaam !” he said. “It means ‘peace’ in Arabic!” As a professor of Arabic, I get regular requests to verify tattoos, or to admire the one

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Best Noise-Canceling Headphones (2018): Bose, Sony, Plantronics, and More

These over-ears and earbuds will add some silence and serenity to your day.

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Best Base Layers 2018: Patagonia, Ridge Merino, REI, Columbia

From merino wool to space gel, we put eight different long johns to the outdoor test.

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How 2 New York Women Erased $1.5 Million In Medical Debt For Hundreds Of Strangers

Judith Jones and Carolyn Kenyon discuss their fundraising efforts that resulted in $1.5 million medical bill debt forgiveness for New York strangers.

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Wildfires, Hurricanes: How Climate Change Is Affecting Natural Disasters

The effects of climate change are already being felt as natural disasters get more severe and frequent. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Harvard faculty member Jesse Keenan about climate migration.

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Arab Countries Are a Minefield for Scholars

A British graduate student who was detained in the United Arab Emirates for alleged espionage spoke publicly about his ordeal for the first time this week. Matthew Hedges was arrested in May, detained, and sentenced to life in prison for “spying for a foreign country” and for “jeopardizing the military, economic and political security of the UAE.” He was released on November 26 after he was grant

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Why you should tolerate intolerable ideas

Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen argues that without freedom of expression we don't have freedom of speech. With some major college campuses disavowing "dangerous ideas" from certain speakers on campus, this can lead to a slippery slope wherein ideas—and even ways of life—can be marginalized entirely. The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the b

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How Doug Engelbart Pulled off the Mother of All Demos

In this excerpt from Valley of Genius, author Adam Fisher sketches how Doug Engelbart came up with many of the ideas of modern computing.

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A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality

A weird thought experiment has shaken up the world of quantum physics by calling into question our assumptions about how the world works.

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A Close Reading of the 235-Page Comey Transcript

The band got back together on Friday. For five hours, members of the House of Representatives peppered former FBI Director James Comey with questions. All the greatest hits were there: Hillary Clinton’s private email server; the tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then–Attorney General Loretta Lynch; the affair between the FBI agent Peter Strzok and the FBI attorney Lisa Page, and the anti-Tr

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The Mysterious Return of Manafort’s ‘Russian Brain’

In the Collected Works of Robert Mueller, there are Russian names that come and go. But there’s only one of these figures who provides a recurring presence in this oeuvre. He is a diminutive man, whom Mueller has called an “asset” of Russian intelligence. His presence is either the sort of distracting irrelevance that Alfred Hitchcock described as a MacGuffin , or he is the shadowy character who

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Mitch McConnell Appears to Be Killing Bipartisan Sentencing Reform

A series of tough sentencing laws in the 1970s and 1980s sent incarceration rates soaring. Congress imposed mandatory minimum sentences for federal crimes including drug offenses, leaving aging offenders serving life terms as the federal prison population swelled from 25,000 in 1980 to 210,000 three decades later. Though federal incarceration rates grew more quickly than state rates, states hold

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The Death of Democracy in Hong Kong

“You remember me!” I couldn’t help laughing when Joshua Wong said those words to me, as I walked up to shake his hand after a small protest gathering he had helped organize broke up. It seemed a supremely strange comment to come from the mouth of the 21-year-old activist, whose face had been featured in television newscasts worldwide and had graced the cover of Time during Hong Kong’s 2014 protes

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The 22 Best TV Shows of 2018

Trying to pick the best television series of 2018 is a bit like trying to judge a cuteness contest in a zoo: There’s way too much to choose from, and very little of it looks alike. How to compare, say, a peerless drama about repressed Edwardian England with a satirical animated comedy about an anthropomorphized, alcoholic horse actor? Or a thoughtful, in-depth documentary series about inequality

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Ny lov sætter udløbsdato på tilskud til biomasse-strøm

Trods stor modstand fra dele af branchen blev en ny lov stemt igennem i Folketinget torsdag. Loven udfaser langsomt et særligt tilskud på 15 øre til el-produktion fra biomasse på eksisterende værker.

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Panik! Derfor er det ubehageligt, når telefonen løber tør for strøm

De fleste har stået med en telefon, der er gået ud. Og der er en god forklaring på, hvorfor det kan være ubehageligt, når batteriet sætter ud.

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Jernbanebro fra Frederikssund genbruges i Aalborg

Flere fag i overbygningen til den nye jernbanebro over Limfjorden sejles fra Roskilde Fjord, hvor jernbanen over Hornsherred er nedlagt. Den nye klapbro får 30 meters fri åbning til gennemsejling mod 19 meter ved den gamle svingbro.

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In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy

Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane, for electricity.

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Slow recycler Turkey seeks better uses for its trash

Turkish woman Tulay Gercek stands in front of a vending machine at a busy Istanbul metro station but instead of putting coins into a slot, she crams plastic bottles into a hole.

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SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

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GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound

General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit.

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Syn for sagen: Ødelægger du øjnene ved at læse i mørke?

Det går ud over dit syn, hvis du læser i dæmpet lys, lyder et gammelt udsagn. Men passer det? Vi ser videnskaben i øjnene.

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Vind med Ingeniørens julekalender: 9. december

Vær med i Ingeniørens julekalender 2018. Hver dag med nye præmier!

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Utah's Deserts Are Bee Hotspots

The Trump administration is shrinking Utah's desert monuments, stripping some federal protections for wild pollinators. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?

Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?

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China Launches Probe Bound For A Historic Exploration Of The Far Side Of The Moon

Others have explored the far side of the moon from afar, but Chinese researchers are hoping a soft landing on the dark side of the lunar surface will allow for more detailed study. (Image credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trump’s ‘Da Nang Dick’ Tweets and the Definition of Hypocrisy

During the plane ride to Philadelphia for the annual Army–Navy football game, a fierce but friendly rivalry whose fans are united in a sense of patriotic duty, President Donald Trump took a break from watching television to lash out once again at a Democrat over his military record, inviting accusations of hypocrisy. He tweeted from Air Force One: Watched Da Nang Dick Blumenthal on television spe

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Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.

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Why Do People Mistake Narcissism for High Self-Esteem?

Why people form such positive first impressions of narcissists — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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John Kelly Couldn't Fix the Trump Presidency

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who served as Donald Trump’s top adviser for more than a year but repeatedly clashed with the president, will leave the administration “toward the end of the year,” Trump said on Saturday at the White House. Kelly’s departure comes amid reports that the two men were no longer speaking to each other , and that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has interviewed Ke

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Gifts that are smelly, but in a good way

Gift Guides Inhale, exhale, and inhale again. For your scent-loving friends and family, gift them something good for the nose.

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VIDEO Falsk Lars Løkke lover kæmpe bonus til alle danskere

Kunstig intelligens har sat gang i et våbenkapløb indenfor fake news – nu spiller statsministeren en ufrivillig hovedrolle.

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Facing the End of Science

Physicists and others confront science’s limits — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Sound and vision: how gongs are bringing inner peace to city dwellers

Harmonies in the boom of a gong are transporting busy brains into a meditative state Leo Cosendai used to be an acutely anxious young man. “I couldn’t cope with taking the train,” he says. “I never felt safe.” So when he moved to London from Switzerland in 2008 to study music, he tried yoga to calm him down. But it was when he discovered gong meditation sessions, otherwise known as sound baths, t

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The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded.

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Potential seen for tailoring treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

Rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Research on the differing drug response patterns of leukemia stem cells and blasts may show why some attempts to treat are not successful and why some patients relapse.

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A code for reprogramming immune sentinels

For the first time, a research team has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, representing a pioneering contribution for applying direct reprogramming for inducing immunity. Importantly, the finding opens up the possibility of developing novel dendritic cell-based immunotherapies against cancer.

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Ugens debat: Er fjernvarme nu også fremtiden?

Ingeniøren fortalte i sidste uge, at dansk fjern­varme går en kold tid i møde. I debatten på ing.dk var ikke alle kede af den prog­no­se.

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Peter Hotez: ‘What happens when the anti-vaccine movement moves into India?’

The American scientist, whose new book explains why vaccines didn’t cause his daughter’s autism, on why conspiracy theorists need to be challenged Peter Hotez is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has worked on developing vaccines for hookworm and schistosomiasis , and is a vocal opponent of the anti-vaccine movement. His daughter

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What These Medical Journals Don’t Reveal: Top Doctors’ Ties to Industry

Academic research publications rely on doctors to voluntarily disclose their payments from drug and health companies in a lax reporting system some say is broken.

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Space Photos of the Week: Do You Want to Land on an Asteroid?

A NASA spacecraft has traveled a long way to get a piece of a rock.

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Listen to the very first sounds recorded on Mars

Space InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind. Two sensors on the Martian lander InSight have picked up signs of wind—and you can hear them.

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How to find or make the perfect emoji in any app

DIY Enhance your conversations. Emojis are a crucial part of messaging apps, but we waste too much time hunting down that perfect smiley face or animal. Here's how to easily find the right reaction.

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What Are the Benefits of Drinking Aloe Juice?

Applying aloe vera gel to a burn can help the skin heal more quickly. But many people also advocate drinking the aloe vera juice — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Tiny 'Blueberries' on Mars Continue to Baffle Scientists

Snack-loving scientists working with the Opportunity mission on Mars dubbed tiny, iron-rich spheres scattered near the robot's landing site "blueberries," but these features were easier to name than to understand.

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China Launches 1st Mission to Land on Far Side of the Moon

China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center Dec. 7, kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side.

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Writer Dale Bailey on Why We Love the Apocalypse So Much

Bailey thinks we're drawn to apocalyptic stories because personal tragedies can feel like the end of the world.

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Quora Hacked, Moscow Ransomware, and More Security News This Week

China accusations, Eastern European bank heists, and more of the week's top security news.

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Mars '76

Images from the first successful landers on Mars are still worth looking at — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Parker Takes the Lead Over Tony | Gold Rush

Landlords Tony and Minnie check up on Parker to collect their midseason royalty payment. To their surprise, Parker edges ahead of them for the first time all season! Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRush/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Foll

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Ruth Whippman—a mindful, productive, super-positive nation of nervous wrecks

"It's almost like the only way we can understand leisure is as a productivity hack." "If we think of happiness as an individual responsibility, that stands in the way of building a society in which the conditions are there for everybody to thrive." None In the years before the election of the impossible president rent forever the very fabric of being, the band Radiohead was busy channeling someth

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The Strongest Evidence Yet for a Highly Controversial Addiction Treatment

As overdose deaths have broken records year after year in the U.S., a group of researchers has looked around the world for new treatment options to try and has landed on a counterintuitive method. A new comprehensive report concludes that it’s time for Americans to earnestly pilot and study “heroin-assisted treatment,” a controversial approach that involves patients who are severely addicted to t

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending December 8, 2018)

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

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Fra e-cigaretter til rumdragter: Batteriet der ændrede verden

Fra du vågner til du går i seng er batteriet sjældent mere end én meter fra dig. Mød super-batteriet, der gjorde fremtiden mulig.

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Brazil denies Total license to drill near Amazon mouth

Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river.

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German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action.

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Uber filed paperwork for IPO: report

Ride-share company Uber quietly filed paperwork this week for its initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.

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SpaceX Christmas delivery delayed by communication problem

A communication drop-out has delayed a Christmas delivery at the International Space Station.

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Africa's solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat

No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it.

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What Do Students Do When a For-Profit College Closes?

Jasmine Lee had finally found something she was happy with and wanted to pursue. She had been working as a medical assistant at an orthopedic center, and she was enjoying it. But she wanted more. So she figured she should check out the certificate program at Virginia College in Birmingham, where she works. “I'm just trying to better myself, and provide a better life for my kids,” Lee, the 23-year

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How Barry Jenkins Turned His James Baldwin Obsession Into His Next Movie

This interview contains some mild spoilers for the film If Beale Street Could Talk . Two years after his paradigm-shifting Oscar success with Moonlight , the director Barry Jenkins is making a triumphant return with If Beale Street Could Talk , a delicate but devastating adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same title. Set in 1970s Harlem, the film stars KiKi Layne and Stephan James as

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Rapper 2 Milly Sues Fortnite Over a Cribbed Dance Move. But Can He Win?

Opinion: Will he prevail in court? We wade into the legal issues behind choreography, copyright, and the Electric Slide precedent.

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17 Best Weekend Deals: Wireless Chargers, Pixel 3, and More

Have you included anything for yourself in your holiday shopping? What about a pair of Bluetooth headphones or PS4 games?

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Analyse: Københavns letbane handler om vækst, ikke tog

En letbane langs Københavns Ring 3 gør store dele af forstadskommunerne til stationsnære. Dermed får de mulighed for at bebygge nye områder og tiltrække flere virksomheder og skatteborgere.

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Jordan Peterson’s guide to leadership

The psychology of leadership is a mess, says Jordan Peterson, because it's clouded by "management idiot speak." One example? A leader's job isn't to motivate people; it's to tap into people's sense of purpose. Motivation is the byproduct. Lead your team like a free society, not a dictatorship. Based on developmental psychologist Jean Piaget's observations, Peterson emphasizes the importance of an

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The U.S. Is Paying More Than It Bargained for in the Yemen War

President Donald Trump, who repeatedly complains that the United States is paying too much for the defense of its allies, has praised Saudi Arabia for ostensibly taking on Iran in the Yemen war. It turns out, however, that U.S. taxpayers have been footing the bill for a major part of the Saudi-led campaign, possibly to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. The revelation—detailed in a Defense

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Lauren Daigle and the Lost Art of Discernment

In a culture dominated by sharp opinions, admitting uncertainty comes at a cost. The Christian musician Lauren Daigle just learned that lesson the hard way. The Grammy-nominated singer’s woes began in late October when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform her newest single, “Still Rolling Stones.” Many of her conservative religious fans lashed out following the performance, since t

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John Leguizamo’s Required Reading for America

John Leguizamo is on a mission to teach, as he might put it, “Latin history for morons.” So far, it’s going well: His one-man show with that same title was nominated for a 2018 Tony Award and released in November as a Netflix special. But the impetus for this educational pursuit didn’t come until a few years ago, when Leguizamo found that his teenage son was being bullied and ostracized because o

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Alan Moore interview: Magic and science feed Middle England Watchman

The creator of cult comics Watchmen and Halo Jones is an occultist, but his love of science shows in the way he plays with quantum characters and consciousness

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A ‘Honking Big’ Cave in Canada Lures Geologists to Its Mouth

How did a hole large enough to fit the Statue of Liberty go undetected for so long?

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Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.

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