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Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungleResearchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala's Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.
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Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungleAerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived t
Forskere: Vi skal have ti gange så mange solceller som i dagMellem 10 og 15 pct. af den grønne strøm skal komme fra solceller i det optimale scenarie frem mod 2050, påpegede forskere ved stor konference.
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A Point about Horned DinosaursNew finds have complicated the traditional way of distinguishing horned dinosaurs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside CairoArchaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country's famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country's staggering tourism sector.
Football helmets don’t prevent concussions. What can?Health It's not exactly a secret that they make head injuries worse. Football helmets, despite their padding, aren't actually the greatest at preventing concussions—and that's not news.
The War in Yemen and the Making of a Chaos StateA strange and worrisome silence settled over over Yemen’s capital city of Sanaa after Houthi rebels seized power in broad daylight one September day in 2014. For weeks, rumors had been floating that something of this sort would occur. But most everyone thought a genuine coup d'état would be much more dramatic. “I was actually wandering around the city and there was this eerie quiet,” said Iona Cr
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Trilobites: Unlocking Secrets of Sour Flavors With Something Found in Your EarsWhen scientists recently discovered a protein that may help with the detection of sour tastes, they realized it had previously been identified in the inner ear.
Scientists have discovered where anxiety comes fromAnxiety disorders are common. Yet, many find current treatments methods only partially effective. Read More
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How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.Gauging the mountain’s precise height is not so simple, and for Nepal, the measurement can involve notions of national pride, in addition to questions of science.
We calculated how much sweat will come out of the Super Bowl and oh boy oh goshScience Enough for a good Gatorade-style dunking, at least. It’s actually relatively simple to calculate someone’s sweat rate, if you're so inclined.
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Geology Grab Bag: Earthy Disasters and Earthquakes from Space, Oh My!Three incidents of earth on the move show us why geology matters to human settlements. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Space Photos of the Week: The Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie on MarsThe Mars rover is driving along the Vera Rubin ridge, a slope rich in clay minerals that require water to form.
It’s a movement: Amateur scientists are making huge discoveriesCitizen scientists are advancing scientific knowledge. Read More
Beskidte vaskevaner: Halvdelen af din t-shirts CO2-aftryk kommer fra tøjvaskBrug bukserne en ekstra gang og skru ned for temperaturen, hvis du vil spare klimaet for de store mængder CO2, vi danskere udleder fra tøjvask.
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Electric Cars Could Destroy the Electric Grid—or Fix It ForeverA major uptick in driving on batteries will stress today's aging grid, but also offer an opportunity to make it way better.
Ugens debat: Hvorfor kan staten ikke finde ud af at sælge?Salget af Statens Serum Instituts vaccineproduktion endte med en regning til statskassen på 1,5 milliarder kroner. Det førte til hård kritik fra Rigsrevisionen – og livlig debat på Ing.dk.
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Readers Respond to the October 2017 IssueLetters to the editor from the October 2017 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The search engines you'll need for every type of questionDIY Specific answers for specific needs. There's more than one way to search the web. If you're trying to answer a specific type of question, you may need a specialized search engine.
The Origins of Diversity Data in TechTracy Chou’s parents are both software engineers. She grew up in Silicon Valley. She studied engineering at Stanford University. Nearly everything about Chou made it “inevitable” that she would work in software, she told Jeffrey Goldberg in a recent episode of The Atlantic Interview. “Minus my gender.” As soon as Chou started working full-time as an engineer in Silicon Valley, she said, “I could
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Wind Is Expected to Blow Past Water to Become the Renewable Resource LeaderHydroelectric power plants (aka water and dams) have long been the leading source of renewable electricity in the U.S. Wind power, however, is expected to surpass hydroelectricity by 2019, according… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Tale Is a Powerful, Messy Story About Abuse“We are wondering: What’s the post-Harvey era going to look like?” said the Washington Post journalist Sarah Ellison on a panel at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which ended earlier this week. The festival itself, for one, looked different. In the 2017 edition, amid throngs of feminists clad in pink pussy hats, Harvey Weinstein proudly participated in the inaugural Women’s March in Park City
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Autosploit, Strava Heat Maps, and More Top Security News This WeekThe memo release, Olympics hacking, and more of the week's top security news.
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How Activist Bill McKibben Thinks Sci-Fi Can Help Fight Climate ChangeThe writer believes artists should be using their work to address environmental issues.
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In Case You Missed ItTop news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
4,300-Year-Old Tomb of Royal Female Official Found in EgyptThe tomb and several tomb paintings were discovered in a cemetery on the Giza Plateau.
In Photos: Tomb of Royal Woman Found in Ancient EgyptArchaeologists have discovered the ancient Egyptian tomb of a royal woman named Hetpet on the Giza Plateau.
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Making Space Food With Space PoopOne of the difficult aspects of getting humans to Mars is the need to bring food. Researchers are experimenting with a way to make edible "microbial goo" with help from human waste. (Image credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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The Chrome Extensions the WIRED Staff Can't Live WithoutIf you're not loaded up on these extensions for Google Chrome, you're not living your best online life.
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To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the BrainOpinion: An MIT brain science professor argues that progress in deep learning research will come from the convergence of engineering and neuroscience.
Through the Looking Glass – Jeremy Bailenson (VR expert) – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #133The virtual reality that's coming is like nothing we've ever experienced. Now's the time to decide what it's good for. Read More
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Gone With A Shot? Hopeful New Signs Of Relief For Migraine SufferersNovel migraine therapies could change how physicians treat these debilitating headaches. But they are likely to be expensive and the long-term side effects will not be known for some time. (Image credit: Photographer is my life/Getty Images)
Airbus flyver elektrisk fly uden pilot i 53 sekunderDet elektriske Vahana-fly fra Airbus har fløjet uden pilot i fem meters højde i 53 sekunder.
Whooo Knew? 10 Superb Facts About OwlsOwls have enjoyed the spotlight around game day ever since wordsmiths, including late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, began using the phrase "Superb Owl" as a way to get around saying the trademarked term "Super Bowl."
Letter: Bilingual Education Should Be Available to All ChildrenThe Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools In December, Conor Williams asked whether the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs might push out the students these programs were designed to serve. Conor Williams’s insightful piece on dual-language learning, “The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools,” acknowledges the impact of rapidly changing demographic
Your Dog Feels No ShameIn 2011, a Maryland dog owner named Mali Vujanic uploaded a video to YouTube confidently titled “Guilty!” He’d come home to find his two retrievers near an empty bag of cat treats. The first dog, a golden retriever, lounged calmly, her conscience seemingly clean. But the second dog, a yellow Labrador named Denver, sat quaking in a corner, her eyes downcast, making what Vujanic called “her signatu
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Are Autonomous Cars Really Safer than Human Drivers?Most comparisons between human drivers and automated vehicles have been at best uneven, and at worst, unfair — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Replacements for Facebook News Feed: Nuzzel, Flipboard, DiggNow that the social network is changing what shows up in your feed, you’ll have to go elsewhere for current news.
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How To Be a Bitcoin Thought LeaderYes, even you, with the 53 Twitter followers, could probably convince someone of your crypto clairvoyance.
Exploring Rihanna's Weird Disco Sculpture GardenNearly a week later, the Grammys is still generating conversation—though most of the music on stage at the ceremony has been forgotten. The latest news is that the Recording Academy has formed a committee to study the state of women in the music business after the organization’s president, Neil Portnow, made an unconsidered defense of the ceremony’s skewed gender dynamics. Meanwhile, I’m still ro
Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Is Already HappeningThe much-anticipated but much-delayed release of the House intelligence committee memo produced by Representative Devin Nunes produced any number of Beckettian diversions over the last week, and for a good portion of the day on Thursday, attention focused on FBI Director Chris Wray and whether he might resign. In the wake of the FBI’s highly unusual public statement opposing the release of the me
Is the CDC Losing Control?The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was created, quite literally, to drain the swamp. In the not-so-far-off past, much of the southeastern United States was a malarial mess, with disease-carrying mosquitoes multiplying in the heat and moisture of the agricultural lowlands and wetlands that dominate the region. Before America became a superpower, the major threats to life and liberty we
Tillerson to Latin America: Beware of ChinaRex Tillerson has made 18 foreign trips since he was confirmed as secretary of state on February 1, 2017: Only one them, a two-day visit to Mexico City early in his tenure, was south of the U.S. border. Tillerson was back in Mexico City on Friday, the first stop in his first multi-country tour of Latin America and the Caribbean. But while U.S. officials were planning his trip, Chinese Foreign Min
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending January 27, 2018)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Record-setting spacewalk ends with antenna in wrong spotA record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station.
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YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tightenYouTube TV RokuYouTube on Friday began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service.
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Measuring the temperature of two-dimensional materials at the atomic levelResearchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe a new technique for precisely measuring the temperature and behavior of new two-dimensional materials that will allow engineers to design smaller and faster microprocessors. Their findings are reported in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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UA researchers on winning team in lunar exploration competitionPink Floyd aside, there isn't actually a dark side of the moon—just a side you can't see from Earth. That is, unless you're a researcher like those at the University of Arizona and partnering institutions, who are setting out to investigate meteoritic impact on the far side of the moon.
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NASA tracks major Tropical Cyclone Cebile in Southern Indian OceanTropical Cyclone Cebile held onto its status as a major hurricane in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.
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New research on why GPs quit patient careThe research aimed to identify factors influencing GPs' decisions about whether or not to remain in direct patient care, and what might help to retain them in the role.Three reasons emerged: a sense that general practice based primary care was under-valued within the healthcare system; concerns regarding professional risk encountered in delivering care in an increasingly complex health environment
Mød Scott Kelly: Jagerpiloten der tilbragte et år på rumstationenIngeniøren har mødt NASA-astronaut Scott Kelly, som har prøvet mere end de fleste. Han har siddet på den buldrende affyringsrampe som pilot på rumfærgen, tilbragt et år i træk på rumstationen og hængt i en line på rumvandring. Hør ham fortælle om jagten på udfordringer og om nogle af de vildeste øjeblikke.
Eks-astronauten Scott Kelly: »Jeg savner rummet hver dag«Scott Kelly var testpilot i jægerkorpset og drømte om at flyve rumfærgen. Men før han så sig om, hang han i stedet uden på rumstationen. Han fortæller om nogle af sine mest intense øjeblikke til Ingeniøren.
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Weekend reading: Over the moon, and a web refreshA super blue blood moon wowed the world, while we reported on rebels planning a new internet 10.51am GMT Rebels working to replace the tech giants Around the world a handful of visionaries are plotting an alternative online future. Is it really possible to remake the internet in a way that’s egalitarian, decentralised and free of snooping? 10.48am GMT Ai Weiwei on the refugee crisis The west has
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Killer Whale Culture Revealed By Mimicking UsOrcas can imitate calls from other whales and even human speech—suggesting they can transmit cultural practices, such as unique dialects. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Exxon Studies Climate Policies and Sees ‘Little Risk’ to Bottom LineThe oil giant issued a climate report, demanded by shareholders, examining the threats to its business of a move away from fossil fuels.
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Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies ShowExtensive research on rats and mice suggest that there is a minimal chance of getting cancer. But the case isn’t closed yet.
Virtual reality sheds light on memory recallDifferent areas of the hippocampus are activated when recalling different types of memories, a new study that used virtual reality shows. The findings could give neuroscientists new insight into how different brain areas assemble memories in context. It’s well known that one memory can trigger related memories. We remember specific events with context—when and where it happened, who was there. Di
Should marijuana really be banned from the Olympics?The list of substances banned from Olympic competition is staggering. Marijuana is on the list, but derivative cannabinoids aren't. Whats going on, and should marijuana even be banned? Read More
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Extending dosing intervals reduces deadly side effect risk from multiple sclerosis drugA commonly-prescribed multiple sclerosis (MS) infusion medication, natalizumab, linked to a rare but serious side effect is safer to use when dosing intervals are extended, according to a new study led by MS specialists at NYU Langone Health.
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CEO Of The Humane Society Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual HarassmentThe resignation of Wayne Pacelle comes just hours after the nonprofit had issued a statement endorsing his leadership and dismissing allegations made by three women. (Image credit: Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)
Romney Is Already Being Considered for a Republican Leadership PositionMitt Romney hasn’t even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars. According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having Romney succeed Colorado Senator Cory Gardner as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The role involves leading the Senate GOP’s fundra
So, China has put a railgun on a warship. Should America be worried?Pictures of the secretive and extremely high-powered weapon have appeared on Chinese social media. Read More
The Atlantic Daily: When the House Released the Nunes MemoWhat We’re Following The Nunes Memo: President Trump authorized the House Intelligence Committee to release an unredacted, highly controversial memo by Devin Nunes, the committee’s chair. FBI and Justice Department leaders had argued that releasing the memo, which describes alleged surveillance abuses by the DOJ, would pose security risks, while Democrats on the committee called the memo misleadi
A spacecraft is using the Martian atmosphere to get closer to the planetSpace The ExoMars orbiter is going strong, and slowing down. Whether screeching to a halt or gently lowering your speed, slowing down can be hard on Earth. But when braking in a vacuum you need to get creative.
Why a well-crafted melody has the power to colonise your mindHow does music influence behavior? Read More
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