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Q and A: John Ioannidis Talks Transparency in Biomedical Literature

The Stanford University researcher discusses a new study on measures such as data sharing and funding disclosures.

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Preparing Cell Or Tissue Lysates For ELISA Kits

RayBiotech manufactures over 2,000 high fully validated, GMP-compliant ELISA kits. In this blog post we explain how to prepare cell or tissue lysates for ELISA Kits.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor lugter betongulvet?

En læser har oplevet, at et betongulv stank, efter at gulvtæppet blev fjernet. Kan man komme af med den lugt, og skal der tæppe på igen? Det svarer Bolius på.

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Why Bitcoin Is Plunging (This Time)

Fractures in the bitcoin community and a possible government investigation have sent the value of the virtual currency spiraling down.

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Found, Inside Dead Sperm Whale: 100 Plastic Cups, 4 Plastic Bottles, 25 Plastic Bags, 2 Flip-Flops

A dead sperm whale had more than 100 plastic cups, plastic bags, flip flops and other pieces of plastic in its stomach when it was found rotting on a beach in Indonesia.

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NASA sees tropical depression 33W enter the Sulu Sea

Tropical Depression 33W moved through the central Philippines and entered the Sulu Sea when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm.

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NASA sees Tropical Storm Man-yi approaching typhoon strength Tropical Storm Man-Yi con

Tropical Storm Man-Yi continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. Warnings are in effect through the Federated States of Micronesia at the storm continues to affect the region.

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Designing a safer building block for drug discovery by harnessing visible light

When you reach for a bottle of acetaminophen, you may be looking for relief from a headache. But if you take more than what is recommended, the drug can damage your liver.

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Neurons process information differently depending on their location

Researchers at the University of Queensland have discovered that the thickness of the brain's outer layer influences how individual neurons process information.

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Family dinners improve teens' eating habits no matter how well family functions, study finds

More frequent family dinners were associated with more healthful eating by adolescents and young adults, regardless of the level of family functioning in managing daily routines, communicating and connecting emotionally. This study used data from 2,728 teens and young adult living at home with their parents. Frequent family meals were associated with eating more fruits and vegetables and less fast

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Psychotic experiences could be caused by trauma in childhood

Researchers at the University of Bristol have made stronger links between psychotic experiences and different types of trauma in childhood.

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Exposure to police violence reported often, associated with mental health issues

Exposure to police violence is increasingly recognized as a public health issue in the United States. In this survey study of 1,000 adults in Baltimore, Md., and New York, N.Y., exposure to police violence was reported by many residents, especially those who were racial/ethnic and sexual minorities.

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Frequent family dinners associated with healthier youth diets no matter how well family functions

More frequent family dinners were associated with more healthful eating by adolescents and young adults, regardless of the level of family functioning in managing daily routines, communicating and connecting emotionally. This study used data from 2,728 teenagers and young adults (14 to 24) living at home with their parents and included details on the frequency of family meals, foods eaten and leve

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New research suggests your imagination really can set you free from fear

Mount Sinai study discovers that imagining threats can weaken reactions to them by suppressing perceptual and learning neural mechanisms.

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Imagining sounds is just as good as hearing them for removing negative associations

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of Colorado, Boulder, have found that imagining a sound can be just as effective in breaking an association between that sound and a negative experience as hearing the sound in real life. The findings, publishing Nov. 21 in the journal Neuron, help to explain why imagination, already widely used as a therapy tool, can he

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The Center for the Study of Itch reviews what causes chronic itching and scratching

Relentless itch is a feature of many skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis, but the cause of this itch — and what drives us to scratch — is somewhat mysterious. A review appearing Nov. 21 in the journal Trends in Immunology from the Washington University School of Medicine Center for the Study of Itch presents what we know about the biology of the itch-scratch cycle.

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New way to ID cognitively aware yet unresponsive people with severe brain injury

Some brain-injured people left with disorders of consciousness — unable to communicate or respond, such as people in a coma — nevertheless show normal brain responses to spoken language as measured through the scalp by electroencephalography (EEG). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies also show that such patients retain the ability to carry out repeated mental imagery tasks, as d

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Making decisions over prolonged periods doesn't diminish accuracy, new study finds

Making good decisions typically involves gathering information over at least several seconds, much longer than the time that individual brain cells take to process their inputs. However, this disparity does not reduce our ability to make accurate choices, finds a new study.

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Morphing brain DNA hints at a whole new way to treat Alzheimer’s

We've seen brain cells changing their DNA for the first time. The finding could help explain why many drugs for Alzheimer’s disease are ineffective

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Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts

Researchers fly the first atmospheric aircraft to use space-proven ionic thrust technology — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Ravishing Way Park Chan-wook Uses Color in The Little Drummer Girl

The realm of espionage isn’t typically associated with color. Clandestine operatives work in the shadows, fading into the background by necessity. But in The Little Drummer Girl , a new miniseries based on the 1983 novel by John le Carré, the elaborate subterfuges of the spies—and their plot to infiltrate a Palestinian terror cell by passing off a young British actor as a sympathizer of their cau

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Here's How Smoke from California Wildfires Affects the Human Body

Experts say that the biggest health danger from the smoke comes from the particulate matter that it contains.

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Amazon's move will gentrify neighborhoods – at what social cost?

When large companies move into an area, politicians often proclaim how the new business will create jobs, increase tax revenues, and thus lead to economic growth. This is one reason local governments offer tax incentives to businesses willing to move in.

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Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness

The EEG-based method could help clinicians identify patients with severe brain injuries who are actually capable of some cognitive function, despite appearing unresponsive.

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Capturing the frugal beauty of complex natural tessellations

Surface tessellations are an arrangement of shapes which are tightly fitted, and form repeat patterns on a surface without overlapping. Imagine the pattern of a giraffe's fur, the shell of a tortoise and the honeycomb of bees — all form natural tessellations. A global team of computer scientists has developed a new, alternate model for replicating these intricate surface designs, veering away fro

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22 months of Syria's civil war condensed into a 1-minute video

The War in Syria has dropped off the radar, but it's not over (yet). This 1-minute video shows how the fronts have moved – and stabilized – over the past 22 months. The clip runs, specifically, from 1 January 2017 to 4 November 2018 at the rate of 10 days per second. The Syrian civil war no longer dominates the headlines. It has, in fact, almost completely dropped off the radar. Why? It's too com

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No, statistics don’t show that Brexit made England more depressed

It has been widely reported that antidepressants prescriptions rose more than usual after the UK referendum, but in fact their rate of increase slowed

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Where do your online returns go? | Aparna Mehta

Do you ever order clothes online in different sizes and colors, just to try them on and then send back what doesn't work? Aparna Mehta used to do this all time, until she one day asked herself: Where do all these returned clothes go? In an eye-opening talk, she reveals the unseen world of "free" online returns — which, instead of ending up back on the shelf, are sent to landfills by the billions

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Forskere vil gøre kvinder med astma mere fertile

Et nyt studie skal undersøge, om et biologisk lægemiddel til behandling af nældefeber og svær astma også kan hjælpe kvinder med astma til at blive hurtigere gravide.

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The battle for the future of farming: What you need to know

It is widely agreed that today's global agriculture system is a social and environmental failure. Business as usual is no longer an option: biodiversity loss and nitrogen pollution are exceeding planetary limits, and catastrophic risks of climate change demand immediate action.

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New insight into molecular processes

Freiburg researchers are applying 2D-spectroscopy to isolated molecular systems for the first time.

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Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected

An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable purposes are at risk. These include wild populations of firs used for Christmas trees, the original types of kitchen-cupboard staples like vanilla, chamomile, cacao and cinnamon, wild relatives of crops like coffee, and non-cultivated plants used

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DNA Origami full of potent anticancer agents

One of the most successful techniques to combat multidrug resistance in cancer cells is the downregulation of those genes responsible for drug resistance. Chinese scientists have now developed a nanoplatform that selectively delivers small hairpin RNA transcription templates and chemotherapeutics into multidrug-resistant tumors. A deadly cocktail of gene-silencing elements and chemotherapeutic dru

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Tracking Down a Catastrophic Fire’s First Spark

Just west of Whiskeytown, California, at the foot of Merry Mountain and less than a hundred paces from Clear Creek, Jim Engel and I stood on the side of Highway 299 looking out over a crescent-shaped basin with no name. The basin was circumscribed by two arcs: on one side, the highway; on the other, a narrow access road. A little more than a week earlier, it had been mostly green. By the time we

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Climate change predicted to end truffle production

The lucrative truffle industry is set to disappear within a generation due to climate change, according to new research by a University of Stirling academic.

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Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected

Headlines about threatened plant species often focus on hardwood plundered from the Amazon or obscure plants known only to specialized botanists. A new way of measuring plant conservation shows that a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable purposes are at risk. These include wild populations of firs used for Christmas trees, the origin

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Engelsk træ-byggeri rejst i rekordfart

Massivtræ giver overraskende muligheder i byggeri. I London er en 8-etagers boligblok rejst på bare 27 dage.

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Renault-Nissan alliance shaken, but divorce would be costly

When Carlos Ghosn began laying the groundwork nearly two decades ago for a partnership between Renault and Nissan, he was careful not to call it a merger, hoping to avoid any resentment over rescuing one of Japan's storied carmakers.

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Utilities encourage energy savings with smart thermostats

As temperatures drop and winter looms, homeowners and property managers are sweeping chimneys, insulating pipes and swapping screens for storm windows.

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DNA origami full of potent anticancer agents

One of the most successful techniques to combat multidrug resistance in cancer cells is the downregulation of those genes responsible for drug resistance. Chinese scientists have now developed a nanoplatform that selectively delivers small hairpin RNA transcription templates and chemotherapeutics into multidrug-resistant tumors. A deadly cocktail of gene-silencing elements and chemotherapeutic dru

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Researchers defy 19th Century law of Physics in 21st century boost for energy efficiency

Research led by a University of Sussex scientist has turned a 156-year-old law of physics on its head in a development which could lead to more efficient recharging of batteries in cars and mobile phones.

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Dramatic change in seabirds' winter food source over past 30 years

The availability of a key prey for seabirds has changed dramatically over the past three decades, particularly in winter, with possible consequences for their population numbers, a new study has found.

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New technique improves efficiency and accuracy of single cell RNA sequencing

In the era of personalized medicine, scientists are using new genetic and genomic insights to help them determine the best treatment for a given patient. In the case of cancer, the first step toward these treatments is an investigation into how tumor cells behave in an effort to figure out the best drugs to use to attack them.

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Researchers create new 'smart' material with potential biomedical, environmental uses

Brown University researchers have shown a way to use graphene oxide (GO) to add some backbone to hydrogel materials made from alginate, a natural material derived from seaweed that's currently used in a variety of biomedical applications. In a paper published in the journal Carbon, the researchers describe a 3-D printing method for making intricate and durable alginate-GO structures that are far s

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Scientists revolutionize cybersecurity through quantum research

Scientists at the RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory (ARL) have found a novel way to safeguard quantum information during transmission, opening the door for more secure and reliable communication for warfighters on the battlefield.

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Flash flooding in Jordan: Sirens and evacuation plans are no substitute for education and communication

The ancient city of Petra is famous for its spectacular ravines which have been the backdrop to Hollywood movies and countless tourist brochures. However, nearly 4,000 visitors to the Jordanian ruins narrowly avoided being swept away recently when intense rainstorms turned the dry channels into raging torrents.

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Professors use whale earwax to reconstruct whale stress levels spanning 150 years

In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales' lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.

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The influence of romantic crushes on buying behavior

Have you ever felt the urge to increase the variety in your purchases at the grocery store or the mall rather than sticking to your usual favorite foods or brands?

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Researchers develop quick and precise method for detecting chemical warfare agents

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a stamp-sized sensor that can detect trace amounts of certain chemical warfare agents, such as sarin, within minutes. The research is published in ACS Omega.

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Discovery of a new gene could shed light on chemical exposure effects in humans

The discovery of a new gene in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how exposure to chemicals leads to disease in humans, according to a new Oregon State University study.

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Putting a face on a cell surface

On the cell surface, anchored in the cell membrane, a wide array of proteins perform functions, which are vital for the cell. These proteins, collectively known as the surfaceome, are a cell's antennae to the outside world, sending and receiving signals that enable it to communicate with other cells. They also serve as gate keepers for molecules, transporting materials into and out of the cell, an

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'Warm' ice in world's highest glacier

Ice temperatures inside the world's highest glacier on the slopes of Mount Everest are warmer than expected and especially vulnerable to future climate change, warn glaciologists.

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Study suggests precise social categorizations improve social work research

Social workers who use broad categorizations to define populations may impede their own ability to adequately assess complex oppressive social relationships, specifically among transgender women, according to faculty in Georgia State's School of Social Work.

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Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labeled "Australian beef," there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat – or a mixture of them all. It's gross and dangerous, but also costly.

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Porous materials measure temperature at molecular level

Researchers of Ghent University investigated how so-called metal-organic frameworks breathe as it gets hotter or colder. Using advanced computer simulations, they found that the temperature at which these materials suddenly expand or shrink is tuneable. Their results allow the design of thermostats that work at the molecular level.

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Sex in a world of fear: Scared rodents produce more offspring

Rodent mothers produce more offspring after smelling odors produced by frightened males. This is reported by a team of biologists from Finland and the Netherlands and bring new information the proximate and ultimate explanations of small mammal behavioral responses.

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Image: Future moon base

A vision of a future moon base that could be produced and maintained using 3-D printing.

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Researchers defy 19th-century law of physics in 21st century boost for energy efficiency

Research led by a University of Sussex scientist has turned a 156-year-old law of physics on its head.

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Researchers create new 'smart' material with potential biomedical, environmental uses

By combining seaweed-derived alginate with the nanomaterial graphene oxide, Brown University researchers have developed a new material that's durable and can respond dynamically to its environment.

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Screening tools can miss sepsis in pregnancy; study urges action

A woman lies in her hospital bed. Her heart rate is elevated, she has a slight fever and an elevated white blood cell count.Could this be the beginnings of sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to an infection? Or could these simply be signs of a normal pregnancy?

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How do flying bees make perfect turns?

If you've ever lost your balance standing on a bus that takes a sharp turn at speed or felt your car skid when you drive around a corner too fast, you've experienced the effects of centrifugal force. Turning while simultaneously moving forwards creates a force that pulls the turning object away from the direction of the turn. The faster you're going and the sharper the turn, the more centrifugal f

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Politicians need to be braver about the biggest issues – like our consumption of meat

Scientists, environmentalists and animal rights activists have said it for many years. Now conclusive analysis has confirmed their argument.

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Children with albinism find it hard to navigate school. Teachers can help.

Globally, 1 in 18,000 people have albinism. In sub-Saharan Africa it's more common, with data from Tanzania showing that 1 person in 2,652 has albinism. According to Standing Voice, an international non-governmental organisation based in Tanzania, only half the children with albinism complete primary school and only 10% access secondary school. The Conversation Africa's Nontobeko Mtshali spoke to

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How frogs adapt to life near noisy highways

Researchers have discovered that frogs living in ponds near noisy highways have altered stress and immune profiles compared to frogs from quieter ponds—changes that reduce the negative effects of traffic noise on the amphibians. When researchers experimentally exposed frogs from quiet ponds to traffic noise, however, they found the noise stressed the frogs and impaired their production of antimic

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Green method converts carbon dioxide into plastics

Researchers have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide—the main cause of global warming—into plastics, fabrics, resins, and other products. The electrocatalysts are the first materials, aside from enzymes, that can turn carbon dioxide and water into carbon building blocks containing one, two, three, or four carbon atoms with more than 99 percent efficiency. Two of the products—methy

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UN environment chief Erik Solheim quits amid expenses row

The official was criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive travel.

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Photo Gallery: Jell-O, the Quivery Dessert, Gets a Fresh Eye

Jarren Vink has photographed a lot of foods, but the childhood classic posed some unique challenges.

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Nancy Pelosi Just Showed Us Why She’s the Democratic Leader

A few years ago, the Brookings Institution scholar Thomas Mann said that during her time running the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi had proved to be the “strongest and most effective speaker of modern times.” To understand why, just look at the way Pelosi has engineered her likely return to the job over the past week. In August, NBC asked Democrats running for the House whether they suppo

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Galactic Beacons Get Snuffed Out in a Cosmic Eyeblink

Stephanie LaMassa did a double take. She was staring at two images on her computer screen, both of the same object — except they looked nothing alike. The first image, captured in 2000 with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, resembled a classic quasar: an extremely bright and distant object powered by a ravenous supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy. It was blue, with broad peaks of light.

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Making composite electrical aircraft a reality

Researchers with the EU-funded EPICEA project are developing computer tools that will help aircraft manufacturers better understand electromagnetic coupling mechanisms on composite electrical aircraft.

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Pacific Ocean typhoons could be intensifying more than previously projected

Changes to the uppermost layer of Earth's oceans due to rising temperatures are likely causing an increase in intense Pacific Ocean typhoons, suggesting strong typhoons may occur more frequently than scientists project in the coming decades, according to new research.

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New technique improves efficiency and accuracy of single cell RNA sequencing

In the era of personalized medicine, scientists are using new genetic and genomic insights to help them determine the best treatment for a given patient. Genomics researchers are increasingly turning to single-cell RNA sequencing to identify tumor subtypes. Lana Garmire, Ph.D. and her team have developed a bioinformatics method to cut through the noise of gene expression techniques by using single

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Army scientists revolutionize cybersecurity through quantum research

Army scientists have found a novel way to safeguard quantum information during transmission. This finding has the potential to lead to more secure and reliable communication for warfighters on the battlefield.

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Sex in a world of fear: Scared rodents produce more offspring

Rodent mothers produce more offspring after smelling odors produced by frightened males. This is reported by a team of biologists from Finland and the Netherlands and bring new information the proximate and ultimate explanations of small mammal behavioral responses.

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Climate change predicted to end truffle production

The lucrative truffle industry is set to disappear within a generation due to climate change, according to new research by a University of Stirling academic.

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Screening for colorectal cancer spares male patients from intense treatments

While screening for colorectal cancer did not, so far, reduce mortality, it did reduce the need for chemotherapy and emergency surgeries among male patients, shows a recent Finnish study.

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Dramatic change in seabirds' winter food source over past 30 years

The availability of a key prey for seabirds has changed dramatically over the past three decades, particularly in winter, with possible consequences for their population numbers. The long-term study, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, looked at the year-round diet of a North Sea seabird, the European shag.

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First new butterfly species identified since 2016

The "Stanley Cup of entomology" has been won by a U of M biologist.

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The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight

They say there's more than one way to skin an interstellar cat, and in astronomy there's more than one way to find alien exoplanets orbiting a distant star. With the recent shut-down of NASA's prolific Kepler mission and its windfall of discoveries, it's time to look towards the future, and towards alternatives.

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We found grizzly, black and polar bears together for the first time

North America's three bear species —black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears —don't typically live in the same place. But in Wapusk National Park, on the west coast of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba, we caught all three bears on camera —for the first time.

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Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

Concerns about "fake news" have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years. The extraordinary amount of attention paid in scholarship and in public debates to questions around truth, veracity and deception can be connected to the role of "fake news" in the 2016 US presidential election, and US President Donald Trump's use of t

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Three ancient skeletons, ancestors of giant dinosaurs, unearthed in Brazil

A trio of researchers, two with Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, the other Universidade de São Paulo, have unearthed the remains of three early ancestors of the giant dinosaurs that would later roam the Earth. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Rodrigo Temp Müller, Max Cardoso Langer and Sérgio Dias-da-Silva describe the three complete and very well-preserved dinosaur ske

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Study reveals one of universe's secret ingredients for life

A new study led by ANU has investigated the nature of a cosmic phenomenon that slows down star formation, which helps to ensure the universe is a place where life can emerge.

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Hovedstadens nye direktør: Lægerne har ikke altid ret, men jeg vil lytte meget til dem

50-årige Svend Særkjær vil bringe læger og politikere i Region Hovedstaden tættere på hinanden, og så vil han bruge sin første tid som regionsdirektør på at blive klogere på Sundhedsplatformen.

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Geosciences researchers will use data from new NASA lander to learn about Mars interior, core

When NASA's new InSight lander touches down on Mars on Nov. 26 to begin new explorations of the Red Planet's interior structure, Virginia Tech's Scott King will be anxiously awaiting the first feedback of data.

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Sexual conflict: A key to sustaining biodiversity

What factors sustain the diversity of life on our planet? This is the main question surrounding the study of biodiversity, but in spite of significant gains in our understanding of the field, many of the key factors defining it remain obscure.

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Humpback whales found to compose new communal song every few years

A team of researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of St. Andrews has found that humpback whales abandon community songs every few years and pick up new ones. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their multiyear study of humpback whale songs and what they found.

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Earth's cobalt deposits formed much later than previously believed

Cobalt deposits in one of Earth's largest cobalt-mining regions are 150 million years younger than previously thought, according to a new study by University of Alberta geologists.

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Early gut bacteria shape intestinal ecosystem

Beating their brethren to the gut can help bacteria make a lasting impression, says new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Getting clean drinking water into remote Indigenous communities means overcoming city thinking

Many people in Australia do not have access to safe drinking water. It's particularly difficult in Indigenous communities because they are small, remote and challenged by additional issues to secure essential power and water services. To make sure everyone has access to safe drinking water, we'll have to get smarter about the way we treat it.

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Glem hurtigladning: Her bytter de hele batteriet

Mens Tesla og andre har satset på et netværk af hurtigladere, har kinesiske Nio genbrugt en gammel løsning: bytte af batterier.

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Environmental exposures early in life modify immune responses

The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased significantly over the last decades, creating substantial financial and societal burdens. Due to this, researchers are trying to discover new approaches to the prevention and treatment of these diseases. A new PhD thesis from the University of Eastern Finland shows that there is a link between immune responses and diverse early life exposures, such

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Millimeter waves for the last mile

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a modulator with which data transmitted via millimeter waves can be directly converted into light pulses for optical fibers. This could make covering the 'last mile' up to the internet socket at home considerably faster and cheaper.

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Chinese scientists unlock structural secrets of whale baleen

Chinese scientists working with other researchers have for the first time uncovered the underlying mechanisms of the hierarchical structure of baleen, with an eye toward developing advanced engineered materials.

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Researchers develop quick and precise method for detecting chemical warfare agents

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a stamp-sized sensor that can detect trace amounts of certain chemical warfare agents, such as sarin, within minutes. The research is published in ACS Omega.

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Scientists shed new light on infection process of gastrointestinal pathogen C. difficile

Scientists from the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research identified the mechanisms by which the bacterial pathogen Clostridium difficile kills intestinal epithelial cells (IECs), thus destroying the protective mucosal barrier of the intestinal tract. The researchers demonstrate the physiological relevance of this process during infection and have published their findings in Nature Communicat

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How do flying bees make perfect turns?

Bees adjust their speed to keep turning forces constant, new research from the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland shows. The findings can be applied to robots and autonomous vehicles.

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Putting a face on a cell surface

With the help of machine learning, ETH researchers have been able to thoroughly describe the repertoire proteins on the cell surface for the first time. The latest findings are opening up new approaches in pharmaceutical research.

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Discovery of a new gene could shed light on chemical exposure effects in humans

The discovery of a new gene in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how exposure to chemicals leads to disease in humans, according to a new Oregon State University study.

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Carving up the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line's most common questions

Science No one seems to know how to thaw a turkey in America. Every year, around 100,000 people call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line to ask their most burning question: how the heck do I thaw this thing?

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Seeing the forest for more than the trees: Adding conservation into holistic development

International development donors and practitioners increasingly recognize that good governance, economic growth, health, and human well-being are inextricably linked—multisectoral programming is the order of the day. But conservation efforts too often get short shrift in the multisectoral paradigm, and too often get left out of the picture. Today, as the world reckons with staggering biodiversity

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Cryogenic-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) structures of a human ABCG2 mutant transporter protein

The transporter protein ABCG2 belongs to the ATP-binding-cassette (ABC) family. The protein is expressed in the plasma membranes of cells within a variety of tissues and tissue barriers, including the blood-brain, blood-testes and maternal-fetal barrier. The protein can be powered by ATP to translocate endogenous substrates, affect the pharmacokinetics of many drugs and protect against a variety o

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One Criminal-Defense Attorney’s Lament

For more than a decade, the criminal-defense attorney Scott H. Greenfield has been writing about American law and culture at Simple Justice . Among the site’s readers are lawyers, law professors, judges, civil libertarians, and advocates of criminal-justice reform. What keeps me coming back is his zealous advocacy for a consistent set of principles no matter how unpopular their application might

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Gillian B. White Promoted to Deputy Editor at TheAtlantic.com

As The Atlantic continues rapid expansion in the newsroom and across the organization, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and editor of TheAtlantic.com Adrienne LaFrance announced a second deputy editor for the site: and promoted senior editor Gillian B. White to this new role. White, who has been with The Atlantic since 2014 on the business desk and most recently as a senior editor, will work to s

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115 plast-kopper og to par klip-klappere: Død kaskelothval har maven fuld af plastik

Plastik i havet udgør en stigende trussel mod dyr, der risikerer at blive kvalt, forstoppede eller sulte ihjel på grund af vores affald, siger havbiolog.

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3 Types of Procrastinators: Which One Are You?

Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen profiles 3 classic types of procrastinators and offers 5 ways to change today! — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Airline food study 2018

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center at the City University of New York and DietDetective.com has released the 2018-19 Airline Food Study rating foods for eleven airlines.

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How low can we go? Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that may cause a serious outbreak at any time. Here, an Osaka University-led research team developed a new nanosensor to detect single flu virus particles in a variety of samples. The method is quick, simple, and does not require specific training or expertise. This could help clinicians and public health agencies to control nascent flu outbreak

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NTU Singapore and Tan Tock Seng Hospital team up to enhance doctor-patient communication

A joint study by researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has yielded insights into how doctors can better communicate the value of clinical investigations to patients. The research team is one of the first groups in Singapore to use Conversation Analysis, a method for studying social interaction, in a hospital set

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Pangaea-X Moon base

The technology-focused extension of the Pangaea geology field course, Pangaea-X, is in full swing this week on Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands. The test campaign combines geology and space exploration with high-tech equipment to prepare humans for extra-terrestrial terrains.

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The carbon tax that would leave households better off

Today, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, we release a study entitled A Climate Dividend for Australians that offers a practical solution to the twin problems of climate change and energy affordability.

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Living with air pollution

People wearing smoke masks, children going stir-crazy indoors, families driving hours to find fresh air. Alarming as it is to some, unhealthy air enveloping the San Francisco Bay Area in recent days is all too familiar to millions of people around the world (see global ranking and air pollution map).

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Three recent studies may hold the key to preserving free expression

As a result of this increased tribalization of views, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to engage in polite conversation with people possessing opposing viewpoints. 71% of Americans believe that political correctness had silenced important discussions necessary to our society. We need to start teaching people how to approach subjects from less of an emotional or baseless educational bias

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New device for symmetry-breaking-induced optical nonlinearity

Second-order nonlinear optical processes play a pivotal role in both classical and quantum applications, ranging from extension of the accessible frequencies to generation of quantum entangled photon pairs and squeezed states. This nonlinearity is ruled out, unfortunately, by inversion symmetry in materials lying at the heart of integrated photonics, for example, silica, silicon and silicon nitrid

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Inkjet printers can produce cheap micro-waveguides for optical computers

Scientists from ITMO University have proposed a new technology for creating optical micro-waveguides using inkjet printing. Using this method, it is possible to quickly create waveguides with the necessary parameters without expensive equipment and complex procedures. The new technology is optimized for the production of optical elements on an industrial scale. The results are published in Advance

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Revisiting the hub of protein synthesis

Proteins are not only necessary for making strong muscles, they are also required for establish new connections between neurons during the learning process. A defect in protein synthesis leads to defects in learning, memory and also brain development.

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Materials that harvest heat and turn it into electricity could lead to more cost-effective devices

Scientists are getting closer to designing thermoelectric materials that efficiently harvest heat from the surrounding environment and convert it into electricity to power various devices and appliances, according to a review of the latest research in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. Devices made with these materials could avoid the need to recharge, change and dispose of

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Millipede so rare 'it doesn't even have a name' discovered

The millipede is "new to science" and has only ever been found in three places – all in south Wales.

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A Must-Have Debate About Thanksgiving Meal Essentials

Turkey or Sidesgiving? Dressing or stuffing? Sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie? There are much better things to argue about this weekend than politics.

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Airport Wi-Fi Is Safe, Plus Travel Scoops You May Have Missed

On this greatest of travel days, we're reviewing our favorite here-to-there stories, from airport face scans to holiday traffic jams.

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When Did Fish Learn to Walk? Antarctica May Hold the Answer

Fossil hunters are launching an Antarctic expedition to learn how fish developed into land animals.

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Living with lions and tigers and bears, oh my

Large carnivores are a source of inspiration and fear for humans. We admire their power and respect their role atop the food chain, but we fear their impacts on our livelihoods. For lions, tigers, bears and a suite of other predator species, coexisting with humans is increasingly difficult. Competition for limited land and resources is pushing people and predators into a state of nearly continual

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NASA mobilizes to aid California fires response

For the past two weeks NASA scientists and satellite data analysts have been working every day producing maps and damage assessments that can be used by disaster managers battling the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California. The agency-wide effort also deployed a research aircraft over the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 15 to identify burned areas at risk of mudslides in advan

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Keep slapping on that sunscreen and ignore toxic claims

It's safe to slap on the sunscreen this summer — in repeated doses — despite what you have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens.

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Magic trick makes shadows vanish: Projection mapping technique developed to reduce shadow

By projecting images onto a surface from a wide range of directions, a group of researchers led by Kosuke Sato at Osaka University developed a projection system in which few shadows are cast on the projection surface even when the surface is occluded by an object.

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Mobile health has power to transform HIV/AIDS nursing

The abundance of personal smartphones in southern African countries got University of Washington professor Sarah Gimbel thinking: What if these phones were used by front-line health workers — namely nurses — to collect and analyze data on patients living with HIV or AIDS to improve their care?

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A protein that makes skin cancer cells more invasive

Loss of a protein called TRIM29 promotes cancer cell invasion in a common type of skin cancer, suggesting a novel diagnostic marker and a possible therapeutic target.

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Plant root hairs form outward due to shank hardening

Plant root hairs increase the roots surface area enabling it to absorb more water and nutrients. Now, researchers have discovered how the hairs grow straight and long. To develop an elongated structure, cell expansion on the sides of the root hair must be suppressed as the tip elongates. If it wasn't for the suppression mechanism, the root would bulge out like a balloon and be unable to form the e

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The influence of romantic crushes on buying behavior

Findings from a new study suggest that people who are experiencing a romantic crush may be more drawn to seeking variety in their purchases as a way to restore a sense of control.

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The Foreigners at Your Thanksgiving Table

Many of the "American" foods we love came from parts of the world President Trump has vilified — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production

Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.

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The Trojan horse of Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus causes different types of infections in humans, some of which are lethal. One of its most powerful weapons is α-toxin, which destroys host cells by forming pores in their membranes. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have identified the mechanism that allows these pores to be particularly harmful, by anchoring them to contact sites between cells. Th

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HSPC 'seeds' reveal VCAM-1+ macrophage role in homing process

Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) give rise to all blood lineages that support life. HSPCs, like seeds, need a suitable microenvironment to maintain their function. A process called "homing" allows HSPCs to anchor in their niches in order to expand and differentiate. Unique niche microenvironments composed of blood vessels and other niche components, including stromal cells, regulate

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Chemists develop new method for selective binding of proteins

A new method of selectively binding proteins to nanoparticles has been described by a team of German and Chinese researchers headed by Prof. Bart Jan Ravoo, a chemist at the University of Münster (Germany). The nanoparticles automatically recognize specific peptides, i.e. small proteins, and enter into highly selective binding with them. Among the model peptides the researchers examined were amylo

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Formænd kalder ny vejledning en ’ommer’

Et nyt vejledningsudkast om fravalg af livsforlængende behandling vækker hovedrysten hos formændene i PLO og DSAM. Vejledningen er for lang, uklar og et udtryk for detailstyring, lyder kritikken.

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How my mom inspired my approach to the cello | Paul Rucker

Multidisciplinary artist and TED Fellow Paul Rucker has developed his own style of cello; he puts chopsticks between his strings, uses the instrument as a drum and experiments with electronics like loop pedals. Moving between reflective storytelling and performance, Rucker shares his inspiration — and definitely doesn't play the same old Bach.

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New bendable smartphone technology could use monitoring to save patients' lives

Is a new phone on your holiday shopping list? A "radical" technology being developed at Purdue University that's making smartphones and other electronic devices more bendable could help save lives one day soon through better health monitoring.

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Physicists develop concept of new fast non-volatile memory

Using micromagnetic simulation, scientists have found the magnetic parameters and operating modes for the experimental implementation of a fast racetrack memory module that runs on spin current, carrying information via skyrmionium, which can store more data and read it out faster. The results are published in Scientific Reports.

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Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Water contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water through an electrochemical process. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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Study brings new climate models of small star TRAPPIST 1's seven intriguing worlds

Not all stars are like the sun, so not all planetary systems can be studied with the same expectations. New research from a University of Washington-led team of astronomers gives updated climate models for the seven planets around the star TRAPPIST-1.

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Video: Longest continual time lapse from space

Since the very first module Zarya launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 20 November 1998, the International Space Station has delivered a whole new perspective on this planet we call home. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of international collaboration and research for the benefit of Earth with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's longest time lapse yet.

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Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco

Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.

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What a sinking island can tell us about sea-level change and earthquakes

One of the most striking features of Santa Catalina Island, southwest of Los Angeles, is an absence. Unlike much of the California coast and its closest islands, Catalina lacks cliffs stepping up and back from the sea – remnants of shorelines carved when the Pacific sloshed higher than it does today and fault movements had yet to push this part of the continent beyond the water's reach.

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Professors use whale earwax to reconstruct whale stress levels spanning 150 years

In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor University researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales' lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.

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Researcher discusses the the science replication crisis

If there's a central tenet that unites all of the sciences, it's probably that scientists should approach discovery without bias and with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea is that the best way to reach the truth is to allow the facts to lead where they will, even if it's not where you intended to go.

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Tropical tree mortality—new study reveals why trees die

A study by scientists at UNSW Sydney, Macquarie University, data61 and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute has shown why some tropical tree species die and others survive, revealing new insights into the processes governing tree death in tropical forests.

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What two planetary siblings can teach us about life

Mars and Earth are like two siblings who have grown apart.

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Cryptocurrencies: High volatility and returns

It's been an extremely volatile year for Bitcoin prices. About a year ago, Bitcoin was trading in a range of $4,000 to $5,000. After climbing to a high of just over $20,000 in December 2017, it now seems to be back where it was a year ago, with several ups and downs along the way.

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No More 'BFR': Elon Musk Changes Name of Mars Rocket

Elon Musk is rebranding SpaceX's Mars-colonizing spaceflight system yet again.

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The Strange History of the Turkey Tail

The fate of turkey tails shows how Americans have shifted from eating whole animals to focusing on choice cuts – and the surprising places where unwanted parts end up.

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What Do Shrink-Wrapped Thanksgiving Turkeys and the Higgs Boson Have in Common?

Both can be made using the power of particle accelerators.

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Counting orangutan nests to estimate orangutan population

A general misconception about estimating wildlife population is that it is a simple calculation of individual animals. Much like how we do a headcount at school, orangutans too, can be counted in a similar way in the wild.

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Millimetre waves for the last mile

Reseachers at ETH Zurich have developed a modulator with which data transmitted via millimetre waves can be directly converted into light pulses for optical fibres. This could make covering the "last mile" up to the internet socket at home considerably faster and cheaper.

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A/B testing: how offline businesses are learning from Google to improve profits

The market testing that helped give us the Google search we know today is being emulated by industries from hospitality to manufacturing to help better focus their products and services and meet customer needs. So what did Google do?

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Could ice spikes on europa jeopardize a spacecraft landing? A study suggests so

Sometime in the early 2020s, NASA intends to launch a spacecraft that will orbit and possibly even place a lander on Europa, a moon of Jupiter – an object of much interest because it could harbor conditions that are suitable for the development of life.

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Researchers find evidence of independent evolution of female penis in cave insects

A team of researchers from Japan, Brazil and Switzerland has found evidence that suggests female penis-like appendages in two types of cave insects evolved independently. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study of Sensitibillini insects and what they discovered.

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Projection mapping technique developed to reduce shadow

Projection mapping systems that project images onto various-sized curved surfaces ranging from buildings to flowers have been used for scenographic and modern arts since around the turn of the century. The systems are widely utilized not only for entertainment events, but also in clinical practice and technological development.

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How Our Brains Respond to Gratitude

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means that along with spending time with our families and overeating turkey and side dishes, many of us will think at least a little bit about what we are thankful for in our lives. Whether that be our aforementioned families, our careers, our educations, or something more tangible such as the discounted items we can buy on Black Friday, the holiday unofficially re

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Inflammation messes with cells that make insulin

Inflammation causes insulin-producing cells in the body to degrade their messenger RNA, which then inhibits insulin production, new research shows. Under normal circumstances, messenger RNA tells the cells to produce insulin. It “copies” the layout of our DNA, which tells the cells which proteins to produce. But when the messenger RNA is degraded due to inflammation it is no longer capable of pas

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How a crystal is solvated in water

Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have observed how a molecule from a solid crystal structure is solvated in a liquid solvent at a molecular level for the first time. The process is too fast to decipher at room temperature. The team from the Ruhr Explores Solvation (Resolv) Cluster of Excellence used microscopic methods that work at particularly low temperatures. The group led by Dr. Karsten

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A new generation of organic light-emitting diodes

Another major success for the University of Bayreuth: over the next four years, the university will be coordinating an intercontinental research network that has 3.9 million euros in funding. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this network will enable international doctoral students to study and carry out interdisciplinary research in the field of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). It seeks

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How low can we go? Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease of global importance, which causes millions of infections annually with the ever-present risk of a serious outbreak. Passive vaccination is the only method available for partial control of the virus. Rapid diagnosis of influenza has been explored to prevent outbreaks by enabling medication at very early stages of infection; however, diagnostic s

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Obesity strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in never-smokers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much more common among never smoking older women who are morbidly obese (having a body mass index of 40 or higher) than among their female peers in the normal weight range (13.4 percent vs 3.5 percent, respectively). Morbidly obese older men who have never smoked also had a much higher prevalence of COPD than never-smoking men who were normal weight

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Checking water quality at the tap

When consumers turn on a faucet, they expect the drinking water that gushes out to be safe. A new report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology found that US public-supply tap water generally meets all enforceable standards. However, routine testing for most prospective contaminants is carried out before water is distributed, not where it's used, and the report indicates some consumers

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Infectious 'Prions' Found in the Eyes of Patients with Fatal Brain Disease

People with the rare and fatal brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) show signs of the disease in their eyes, according to a new study.

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NASA's 2020 rover will search Mars for signs of life

Space And now we know exactly where it's going to poke around. Was the red planet home to life? Thanks to the Mars 2020 rover's new target, we might find out soon.

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Tysk beregning: Ét ton CO2 volder skade for 1350 kroner

En opdateret beregning af eksterne miljø og sundhedsomkostninger fra energiproduktion i Tyskland viser, at strøm fra brunkulskraftværker koster forbundsstaten i alt 234 mia. DKK.

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Sports Stadiums Are a Bad Deal for Cities

When I want to go to an Oakland A’s baseball game, I walk 10 minutes to the MacArthur BART station. The station was part of an infrastructure plan that cost Bay Area taxpayers in the 1960s and ’70s $1.6 billion, and currently costs billions in maintenance and expansion . I pay a few bucks to ride—about 75 percent of BART ’s operating costs are maintained by fares. If the train car I step into is

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The Misremembering of Robert Graves

It is bracing to be reminded by Jean Moorcroft Wilson’s new biography of Robert Graves that the rugged poet/all-rounder wrote Good-bye to All That , his lucid and mordantly sane autobiographical account of soldiering in the First World War, while recovering from a double suicide attempt. On April 27, 1929, Laura Riding, Graves’s fellow poet and dragon-muse, had defenestrated herself from the four

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Helping My Fair-Skinned Son Embrace His Blackness

Editor’s Note: This article is part of Parenting in an Uncertain Age , a series about the experience of raising children in a time of great change. I recently confessed to my son that I would have to miss back-to-school night for a work trip. Most parents can expect one of two reactions from their children to this news: relief or a guilt trip. My son’s response was of the second variety, but with

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13 Easy Tips for Politicizing Your Thanksgiving Dinner

How do you eat a meal with loved ones? Each Thanksgiving, the U.S. media answers that question, distinguishing us from countries without a free press, where people don’t dare celebrate the holiday. 1 Everything you need to know is explained in this numbered list of easily sharable tips! Many families say a pre-dinner prayer. But what if heathens are present? To include them, recite the Pledge of

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The Revenge of Chicken Pox

Another outbreak, this time chickenpox, can be blamed on antivaxxers.

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Checking water quality at the tap

When consumers turn on a faucet, they expect the drinking water that gushes out to be safe. A new report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology found that U.S. public-supply tap water generally meets all enforceable standards. However, routine testing for most prospective contaminants is carried out before water is distributed, not where it's used, and the report indicates some consume

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The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes

Hoping to help the environment—and improve public relations—clothing companies like Everlane, Patagonia, and H&M are making garments out of recycled plastics.

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'Fallout 76' Review: Bethesda's New Apocalypse Welcomes You

I'm not sure if I should be feeling so comfortable in the nuclear wasteland.

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Nearsighted Neoliberalism Helped Mobilize Today's Far Right

In Germany and the US, centrist parties cut social services, lowered taxes, and privatized connectivity, which fueled inequality and far-right fervor.

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Image of the Day: Surprise!

A 37-year-old simiang gibbon on birth control unexpectedly gave birth at the San Diego Zoo.

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Researchers develop sustainable 'nano-raspberry' to neutralize poisonous carbon monoxide

Scientists from the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) in Japan have developed a sustainable method to neutralize carbon monoxide, the odorless poison produced by cars and home boilers. Their results were featured on the cover of the September issue of the journal Nanomaterials.

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A hydrogel that adheres firmly to cartilage and meniscus

EPFL researchers have developed a hydrogel – made up of nearly 90% water – that naturally adheres to soft tissue like cartilage and the meniscus. If the hydrogel carries repair cells, it could help damaged tissue to heal.

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Women benefit from mammography screening beyond age 75

Women age 75 years and older should continue to get screening mammograms because of the comparatively high incidence of breast cancer found in this age group, according to a new study.

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Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical process.

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Traffic noise stresses out frogs, but some have adapted

A new study reveals the negative effects of traffic noise on frogs and how some frogs have adapted. Traffic noise is stressful to frogs and impairs the production of skin peptides that defend against pathogens like chytrid fungus. Frogs from ponds near noisy highways show a dampened stress response and altered immune profile when exposed to noise compared to frogs from quiet ponds, suggesting they

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When it comes to love: Personality matters

Throughout history, competitive advantages have helped men and women achieve increased success in their occupation, sport, artistic endeavors, their ability to acquire and secure resources, and ultimately, their survival. Now a study shows the same can be said for sex and procreation.

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950-Mile-Long Cloud Spotted Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying Power.

Unlike other Martian cloud structures that seem to poof in and out of existence, this one has staying power.

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37 trillion pieces of you: The plan to map the entire human body

The workings of the myriad cells that make us are a huge mystery. A vast new project is changing that – and bringing sweeping insights into how we live and die

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Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record

Not only is the beast the oldest sauropodomorph, but it had the longest neck ever.

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How to bring more confidence to your conversations

To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it. Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself. There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.

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Vi har brug for flere hoveduddannelsesstillinger i en række specialer

Med en ordentlig og grundig efterspørgselsprognose fra Sundhedsstyrelsen vil der kunne laves en langsigtet planlægning, så Danmark får de rigtige speciallæger og i det rigtige antal.

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Endnu en medicinfejl er fundet i Sundhedsplatformen

446 patienter kan være berørt af en nyopdaget fejl i Sundhedsplatformen, der er beslægtet med fejlen om paracetamol.

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Google offentliggør plan for Fredericia-datacenter: Overskudsvarmen er ikke med

Google annoncerede mandag, at de vil opføre et nyt datacenter ved Fredericia. Det kommer til at koste omkring 4,5 milliarder kroner og første fase forventes færdig i 2021.

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How Unofficial Concert Recordings Flowered in the 21st Century

Live-music tapers, data archivists, and media technologists are creating an authentic musical underground in a freemium world, a hideout where listening habits go unmonitored and unmonetized.

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Creepy or Not, Face Scans Are Speeding up Airport Security

Who cares if you hate it? This time- and effort-saving tech is spreading, and fast.

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This Thanksgiving, Ditch the Food Psychology

Cornell scientist Brian Wansink rocketed to fame by crafting easy, appealing rules on how to avoid overeating. Turns out, though, they're probably not all true.

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The History of the Oceans Is Locked in Whale Earwax

Whales are big, whales are long-lived, and whales have paddle-shaped flippers instead of dexterous hands. These three traits inexorably lead to a fourth: Over time, whales accumulate a lot of earwax. Whale earwax forms like yours does: A gland secretes oily gunk into the ear canal, which hardens and accumulates into a solid, tapering plug. In the largest whales, like blues, a plug can grow up to

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Trump Isn’t Crazy to Question Mike Pence’s Loyalty

Is Mike Pence loyal to Donald Trump? It’s a question that’s apparently been on the president’s mind of late. Last week, The New York Times reported that Trump has been privately asking aides whether they think the vice president’s loyalty can be counted on—repeating the question so many times that “he has alarmed some of his advisers.” What’s behind this line of inquiry? Speculation abounds, both

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The Tyranny of ‘Sorry for My Delay’

In the late 1700s, after the Revolutionary War, it typically took about 40 days for letters sent within the U.S. to arrive at their destination. A hundred years later, it regularly took less than half that time, and by about 1920, with the advent of air mail, many letters arrived within a few days. Phones, email, and texting have reduced these wait times to almost zero, but delays are still instr

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A US attempt to keep AI out of China’s hands could actually help China

Proposed restrictions on the export of AI technologies risk making American businesses lose their competitive edge.

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Building a New Generation of Science Policy Advocates

It’s more important than ever that scientists be engaged in public and political discourse — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Amnesty søger detektiver: Undersøg krigsforbrydelser med din smartphone

Op mod 5000 frivillige skal gennemse flere tusinde billeder fra den syriske by Raqqa for at undersøge om den internationale koalition begik krigsforbrydelser.

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Midtjyske praksis har plads til flere patienter

Lægedækningshøring i Region Midtjylland viser, at praktiserende læger kan tage imod 76.000 ekstra patienter. Men den kapacitet er geografisk skævt fordelt.

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The Great Barrier Reef Is "In for a Rough Ride"

Eminent coral researcher Terry Hughes says the key to protecting the iconic corals off Australia’s coast is to stop global warming — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Forsker: Meget skole-it virker ganske enkelt ikke – men er bare en tidsrøver

De seneste seks år er der ifølge Kommunernes Landsforening brugt 2,5 milliarder kroner på at digitalisere den danske folkeskole.

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Trump’s Yearning to Prosecute His Political Enemies

The president of the United States reportedly tried to use the full force of the country’s law-enforcement apparatus to prosecute his political enemies—and Justice Department veterans are calling it everything from “incredibly” alarming to “flat-out un-American.” The disclosure by The New York Times on Tuesday that President Donald Trump had told the White House counsel he wanted the Justice Depa

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The Military Has Become Trump’s Favorite Prop

Nearly four years ago, my colleague James Fallows wrote a cover story in The Atlantic labeling the United States a “chickenhawk nation.” Americans today “love the troops, but we’d rather not think about them,” he wrote. “The American military is exotic territory to most of the American public. As a comparison: A handful of Americans live on farms, but there are many more of them than serve in all

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House Democrats Don't Know What to Make of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

She came into Washington like a wrecking ball. Just on Saturday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that she will be working with progressive activists to bring primary challenges against some of the more conservative Democrats in Congress, her own soon-to-be colleagues. This was after she joined a protest in the office of Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and after she’d spent a week dogg

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LeBron Returns to Cleveland, This Time as a Laker

On October 2, just before making his preseason home debut as a Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James sat at his Staples Center locker stall with his arms and legs folded, staring pensively at a big screen at the opposite end of the room. On TV was an NBA preseason tilt between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. You often see players lounging around like this in the restive moments before t

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Offers a Chillingly Accurate Vision of Modern Life

In the past, the magic of a good animated Disney movie lay in how it could spin a simple fable into a rich, textured piece of art. A morality play like Pinocchio or a fairy tale like The Little Mermaid would become a colorful, song-filled hero’s journey, one in which lessons are learned, fun is had, and tears are shed. These days, it seems Disney (and its partner Pixar) prefers instead to plumb t

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Praktiserende læger skal kunne henvise til hurtig hjælp hos psykiatere

Syddanmark vil bruge overenskomst til at sikre, at privatpraktiserende psykiatere kan tage op mod tre patienter med stress, angst eller depression mere ind om ugen.

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Letbanedirektør: Vi havde foretrukket et batteritog

Efter planen får Odense sin egen letbane om to år. Men det bliver ikke den batteridrevne version, direktøren havde håbet på. Alligevel er den at foretrække frem for en BRT-løsning, mener han.

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Monsanto appeals Roundup cancer verdict

Monsanto on Tuesday said it was asking a US appeals court to toss out a damning verdict in a landmark Roundup weed-killer cancer trial and grant it another hearing.

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European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

In the battle for online privacy, U.S. search giant Google is a Goliath facing a handful of European Davids.

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De-moo-cracy: Swiss farmer's quest to save cow horns goes to vote

Concern over the cruelty of removing a cow's horns had not been one of Switzerland's most pressing political issues.

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Smoke-free policies associated with lower blood pressure

Non-smokers who had access to smoke-free restaurants, bars and workplaces had lower systolic blood pressure readings than those who lived in areas without smoke-free laws. It's the first study to examine smoke-free policies' impact on blood pressure.

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Efterforskning af fatalt brokollaps: Ingeniører lavede fejl i projekteringen

En gangbro i Miami kollapsede i marts, mens den var ved at blive opført. Seks personer mistede livet. Nu har efterforskerne fundet flere fejl i broens design

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The City of the Future Is a Data-Collection Machine

In Silicon Valley, to make a device “smart” means to add internet connectivity, allowing it to collect, send, and receive data, often while learning and adapting to user preferences. The technology industry has invested wholesale in the idea that “smart” means better, and so we have smart speakers , smart thermometers , smart baby monitors , smart window shades , and smart sex toys , all perpetua

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2018 Gift Guide: Ideas for cord-cutters and wannabes

If there's one topic that people can't get enough of, it's cord-cutting.

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Why merchants still require signatures for credit card buys when it's not needed

Are you still signing for credit card purchases? In most cases, you don't have to be.

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Online climate meet offers talkfest without the gas

World leaders will participate in an innovative climate change summit on Thursday that will take place entirely online so it is carbon neutral.

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In Quebec, Canada's newest hydroelectric dams nearly ready

On a frigid night, the roar of heavy machinery chipping away at rock echoes through Canada's boreal forest: in the far north of Quebec province, four massive hydroelectric dams that will produce "clean energy" for the northeastern United States are nearing completion.

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Nissan crisis deepens as 'charges loom' over Ghosn case

The crisis at Nissan deepened Wednesday as it emerged the Japanese car giant could itself face charges over the alleged financial misconduct that led to the stunning arrest of its chairman Carlos Ghosn.

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Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups, bottles and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world's largest plastic-polluting countries.

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Ghosn scandal: What we know

Carlos Ghosn, one of the world's most influential executives, is under arrest in Tokyo, in a stunning fall from grace that raises questions about the future of his sprawling Franco-Japanese auto group.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg says he is not considering resigning

Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform.

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Efter dioxin-undersøgelse: Nye kost-anbefalinger på vej

EU’s fødevaremyndighed mener, at grænsen for indtag af dioxin skal være syv gange lavere. Det kan betyde nye anbefalinger til de danske kostråd.

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Calls for businesses to better use employee benefits to support low earners

New research by the Work Foundation finds that while businesses increasingly recognise employee benefits as vital in the global race for talent, many are failing to maximise their value for low earners amongst their workforce.

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Study predicts decreasing brown bear habitat due to climate change

A recent analysis of data related to the brown bear (Ursus arctos) estimates that suitable habitat will be reduced by 11 percent across Central Asia and the Asian Highlands by 2050 due to climate change, predominantly due to the changes in temperature and precipitation.

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How Chile accomplished its renewable energy boom

Chile is currently undergoing a renewable energy boom. Today, it's the second largest market for renewable energies in Latin America, and in 2016 Chile was the top-scoring renewable energy producer in the Americas and second in the world, beaten only by China. Two decades ago, when this process started, this transformation was unthinkable.

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How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and Online

Enjoy the Thanksgiving tradition from the comfort of your own home.

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Kommuner frygter ekstraregninger fra sundhedsfællesskaber

Hvis kommunerne som forventet får et større sundhedsfagligt ansvar efter den varslede reform, kræver det, at kommunerne beskyttes, så der ikke drænes økonomiske midler fra andre velfærdsopgaver, siger KL.

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Kryptovalutaerne styrtdykker: Bitcoin-værdien har ikke været lavere i over et år

Stort set samtlige af de 100 største digitale valutaer har oplevet meget kraftige fald den seneste tid.

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Glemmer du? Så hjælper det måske på hukommelsen, hvis du går baglæns

Hvis du enten går baglæns eller tænker på at gå baglæns, kan det få dig til at huske bedre, viser en række eksperimenter.

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The International Space Station turns 20 – in pictures

Two decades ago, the Zarya module lifted off from Kazakhstan, ushering in a new era of high-tech cooperation in space Continue reading…

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New China and US studies back use of pulse oximeters for assessing blood pressure

Fast and easy blood pressure monitoring could soon be at your fingertips — literally — thanks to new University of British Columbia research that showed BP can be assessed by a fingertip oximeter, a tool not generally used for that purpose.

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Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical process. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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The shifting role of cities in addressing global climate change

In recent years, cities have asserted themselves as relevant actors in efforts to address global climate change. The announcement by the United States of their intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has generated more attention than ever for what cities and other subnational authorities can do in this field.

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How Chile accomplished its renewable energy boom

Chile is currently undergoing a renewable energy boom. Today, it's the second largest market for renewable energies in Latin America, and in 2016 Chile was the top-scoring renewable energy producer in the Americas and second in the world, beaten only by China. Two decades ago, when this process started, this transformation was unthinkable.

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Do local employment conditions affect women's pregnancy intentions?

Economic conditions can shape the decisions that adults make about their families, such as whether and when to have children. A recent Journal of Marriage & Family analysis of US women aged 20 to 44 years found that higher unemployment rates were associated with a lower likelihood of unintended pregnancy.

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Study predicts decreasing brown bear habitat due to climate change

A recent analysis of data related to the brown bear (Ursus arctos) estimates that suitable habitat will be reduced by 11 percent across Central Asia and the Asian Highlands by 2050 due to climate change, predominantly due to the changes in temperature and precipitation. The findings are published in Ecology and Evolution.

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Negative social cues on tobacco packaging may help smokers quit

New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal 'others' disapprove of the activity can trigger feelings of self-consciousness, which in turn reduces smoking intentions.

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Trial examines how mindfulness meditation may improve mood

In a randomized controlled trial of 134 mildly stressed, middle-aged to older adults, participants who were assigned to a six-week mindfulness-meditation training program experienced significantly reduced negative affect variability — which refers to subjective distress and includes a range of mood states such as worry, anxiety, anger, self-criticism, and life dissatisfaction — compared with par

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Anabolic steroids linked to higher rates of premature death in men

Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids — such as testosterone — may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according to a new Journal of Internal Medicine study.

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Study uncovers link between air pollution and intellectual disabilities in children

British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study funded by Public Health England.

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Cardiovascular disease may increase risk of rapid functional decline in older adult

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of adults aged 65 and older who were functionally independent, individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD) were more likely to experience rapid functional decline than those without.

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Sleep length may affect risk of falls and fractures

Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for five hours or 10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls (falling at least twice in a year).

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Music may improve mood in adults with dementia

In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 51 individuals living with dementia who attended community-based adult day health centers, behavioral observations of a music intervention showed a positive change in mood and a decrease in agitation.

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Grønne ingeniør-studier må lukke, fordi de foregår på engelsk

Aalborg Universitet drejer nøglen på en håndfuld tekniske uddannelser med et bæredygtigt twist i København, fordi forskningsministeren kræver færre uddannelser på engelsk for at sikre sig mod at betale SU til østeuropæere. Det er dobbelt dumt, mener ingeniør-formand.

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Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes

Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study. The study findings suggest that stimulating antioxidant defenses in mice reduces cognitive impairments caused by low blood sugar, which could help to improve the quality of life for diabetic patients.

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Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia

Diet tested on mice proves more beneficial in some cases than restricting calories A new study that found a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet led to improved brain health in mice has sparked hopes carbohydrates could help ward off dementia. Researchers at Sydney University’s Charles Perkins Centre fed the mice complex carbohydrates derived from starch, and casein protein, which is found in chee

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Misconceptions about opioids affect pain control among cancer patients: a Malaysian survey

Misconceptions about the use of strong opioids showed to undermine optimal pain control among Asian cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy according to a cross-sectional survey conducted at the Sarawak General Hospital in Malaysia.

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Tech’s New Harassment Policies Are Too Late for Some Women

Companies say they will let employees sue over claims of harassment, rather than go through arbitration; but many policies don't cover older cases, or other claims.

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Watch 2 Helicopter Pilots Pull Off A Daring Wildfire Rescue

Two chopper pilots pulled off a daring rescue from the Woolsey Fire, plucking three people and two dogs off a ridge in hideous flying conditions.

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How UPS uses AI to deliver holiday gifts in the worst storms

The delivery giant’s new machine-learning app aims to reroute packages away from snow and other trouble spots in its global network.

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The tech that could make water use sustainable

Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises groundwater levels in real time.

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Complete Pathology Solutions: Make Every Minute Count

From sample collection and handling, to fixation and processing, tissue staining, and covering all your IHC and water purification needs—you can have confidence in the quality of your results with MilliporeSigma's one-stop pathology solution.

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Instagram’s Crackdown on Fake Followers Just Might Work

Instagram's promise to root out "inauthentic activity" sends some social media marketers into crisis.

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Calls for businesses to better use employee benefits to support low earners

New research by the Work Foundation finds that while businesses increasingly recognize employee benefits as vital in the global race for talent, many are failing to maximize their value for low earners amongst their workforce.

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Traffic noise stresses out frogs, but some have adapted

A new study reveals the negative effects of traffic noise on frogs and how some frogs have adapted. Traffic noise is stressful to frogs and impairs the production of skin peptides that defend against pathogens like chytrid fungus. Frogs from ponds near noisy highways show a dampened stress response and altered immune profile when exposed to noise compared to frogs from quiet ponds, suggesting they

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Risking the unknown in hope of a cure: The ethics of patient access to experimental treatments

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has today published a new briefing note highlighting the ethical issues that can arise when patients and doctors wish to use experimental treatments.

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Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes

Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings suggest that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice reduces cognitive impairments caused by low blood sugar, which could help to improve the qualit

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Scientists find a horrible new way cocaine can damage your brain

Cocaine cut with anti-worming adulterant levamisole may cause brain damage. Levamisole can thin out the prefrontal cortex and affect cognitive skills. Government health programs should encourage testing of cocaine for purity. None A dangerous new substance that may cause brain damage has been found mixed with cocaine by Swiss researchers. After marijuana, cocaine is the second-most consumed illeg

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Traffic noise stresses out frogs, but some have adapted

Frogs from noisy ponds near highways have altered stress and immune profiles compared to frogs from more quiet ponds—changes that reduce the negative effects of traffic noise on the amphibians. According to a new study, when frogs from quiet ponds are experimentally exposed to traffic noise, the noise is stressful and impairs the production of antimicrobial peptides—an important defense mechanism

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Citizen science can play role in addressing agricultural challenges

An international team of more than three dozen researchers has published a paper highlighting the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems. One key to capitalizing on such efforts, the researchers find, may be to build stronger ties between citizen science and agricultural extension efforts.

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Scientists study puncture performance of cactus spines

Beware the jumping cholla, Cylindropuntia fulgida. This shrubby, branching cactus will—if provoked by touching—anchor its splayed spines in the flesh of the offender. The barbed spines grip so tightly that a segment of cactus often breaks off with them, leaving the victim with a prickly problem.

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U.N. Environment Envoy Quits After Audit of Expenses

Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Program, was found to have spent nearly $500,000 on travel in 22 months.

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The Atlantic Daily: A Disaster by Any Other Name

What We’re Following Disaster: With a death toll creeping toward 100 and tens of thousands of homes incinerated , California’s Camp Fire is an unqualified natural disaster. (For those reading this from a county or continent far away, you can visualize the scale of the devastation here and here .) But our modern understanding of the nature of a “disaster” is skewed toward the visibly calamitous, w

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Researchers Find 115 Plastic Cups In Dead Whale's Stomach

The following items were among those found in the animal's stomach: 19 pieces of hard plastic, two sandals, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, and about seven pounds of rope. (Image credit: Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka/AKKP Wakatobi via AP)

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The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Global study predicts more than 20 percent rise in insulin use by 2030

The amount of insulin needed to effectively treat type 2 diabetes will rise by more than 20 percent worldwide over the next 12 years, but without major improvements in access, insulin will be beyond the reach of around half of the 79 million adults with type 2 diabetes who will need it in 2030, according to a new modelling study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.

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Pace of US smoking rate decline mirrors rapid rise in popularity of vaping

The pace of the fall in smoking prevalence among teens and young adults in the US has mirrored the rapid rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, suggesting that the two may be linked, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

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Aftermath of EU referendum linked to rise in antidepressant prescribing in England

Antidepressant prescribing in England rose relative to other types of drug in the immediate aftermath of the results of the European Union referendum in June 2016, when Britons voted in favor of Brexit, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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Teen personality traits linked to risk of death from any cause 50 years later

Personality traits evident as early as the teenage years may be linked to a heightened or lessened risk of death around 50 years later, suggests observational research of 'baby boomers,' published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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As vaping increased in popularity, use of cigarettes declined

Cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017 just as e-cigarette use became more popular, according to a comprehensive analysis examining the relationship between vaping and smoking among youth and young adults led by a Georgetown University investigator.

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Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

Millions worldwide may be unable to access the drug by 2030, scientists predict About 40 million people who will need insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes in 12 years’ time will not get it unless access to the drug is significantly improved, according to new research. Diagnoses of type 2 diabetes are soaring worldwide, linked to the obesity epidemic. Not all of those diagnosed will need insuli

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Three recent studies may hold the key to preserving free expression

Political division is nothing new. Throughout American history there have been numerous flare ups in which the political arena was more than just tense but incideniary. In a letter addressed to William Hamilton in 1800 , Thomas Jefferson once lamented about how an emotional fervor had swept over the populace in regards to a certain political issue at the time. It disturbed him greatly to see how

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The kilogram has a new definition

Science A physicist explains why and how we redefined a basic unit of measure. Scientists around the world have spent nearly two decades discussing how the kilogram could instead be defined in relation to constant measurements of nature. And now…

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Being fair: The benefits of early childhood education

Getting a jump on a low-income child's education can have a positive effect on social behavior even 40 years later, researchers find.

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Australian mammals at greatest risk from cats and foxes

New research has revealed which Australian mammals are most vulnerable to cats and foxes, and many much-loved potoroos, bandicoots and bettongs, as well as native rodents, are at the top of the list.

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Hungry ticks work harder to find you

Biologists say the hungrier ticks are, the harder they try to find you or other hosts. The findings could have implications for the spread of tick-borne disease such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

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Responses of waterbirds to climate change is linked to their preferred wintering habitats

A new scientific article shows that 25 European waterbird species can change their wintering areas depending on winter weather. Warm winters allow them to shift their wintering areas northeastwards, whereas cold spells push birds southwestwards.

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Tropical fish adapt to cold temperatures in coordination with their microbiome

Scientists have discovered that tropical fish can control their gut microbes to better survive extremes of temperature.

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Obama Says Trump ‘Obviously’ Doesn’t Share His Vision of America

CHICAGO—Barack Obama refused to answer directly when asked whether he could beat Donald Trump in a head-to-head race, but he said on Tuesday that he believes his vision of America is already more in touch with most Americans, and will win out in the end. However, the man who burst onto the national political scene with his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech declaring that there’s no red o

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Dennis Wrong, 94, One of the Last of the ‘New York Intellectuals,’ DiesCanada Dennis Hume Wrong

Part of a mid-20th-century cadre of sophists, he wrote prodigiously, and iconoclastically, in left-leaning journals while earning distinction as a sociologist.

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Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce, Health Officials WarnCDC Romaine Lettuce E

The C.D.C. issued the sweeping pre-Thanksgiving alert after 32 people in 11 states were sickened with a virulent form of E. coli. Investigators have not been able to pinpoint the source.

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E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in US and Canada

At least 50 people in the US and Canada have been infected, health officials say.

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On the Ground at the U.S.-Mexico Border | Border Live Starts December 5th

See what life is really like for those who live and work on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Six-Part Multiplatform Series Premieres on Wednesday, December 5, From 9-11 PM ET/PT on Discovery. Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery We're on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/D

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Dark mode is easier on your eyes—and battery

Technology Why user experience designers are going gray. Dark mode is an increasingly popular accessibility option, from Twitter to Reddit to MacOS. But achieving the perfect grayscale site isn’t easy.

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The Brutal Truth Behind Trump’s Love Affair With Saudi Arabia

Today the president of the United States released a statement reaffirming his support for Saudi Arabia and its regent, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS. The process of separating the substance of the document from its mortifying semiliteracy took me approximately 15 minutes, but I think I managed it without permanent damage to the Broca region of my brain. There lies the seat of the

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Among birds-of-paradise, good looks are not enough to win a mate

Male birds-of-paradise are justly world famous for their wildly extravagant feather ornaments, complex calls, and shape-shifting dance moves — all evolved to attract a mate. New research suggests for the first time that female preferences drive the evolution of physical and behavioral trait combinations that may also be tied to where the male does his courting: on the ground or up in the trees.

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Watch: The first AI-scripted commercial is here, and it’s surprisingly good

The commercial was written by IBM's Watson. It was acted and directed by humans. Lexus says humans played a minimal part in influencing Watson, in terms of the writing. Advertising, with its clearly defined goals and troves of data, seems like one creative field in which AI would prove particularly useful. IBM's Watson supercomputer is the author of a script recently used in a Lexus commercial, m

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Seeking criticism on a new religion/movement we are creating

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Who believes fake news? Study identifies 3 groups of people

Recent research challenged study participants to pick real news headlines from fake ones. The results showed that people prone to delusional thinking, religious fundamentalists, and dogmatists tended to believe all news, regardless of plausibility. What can you do to protect yourself and others from fake news? None Did you know that in the fall of 2016, Hillary Clinton's leaked emails contained c

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4 reasons why Apple, Facebook and other tech stocks are plunging

The shares of major tech companies were performing exceptionally well earlier this year, but those gains got nearly erased on Monday. Overvaluation, the U.S.-China trade war and recent privacy concerns surrounding tech companies are among the reasons for the drops. Apple and Facebook have been hit the hardest in recent weeks, thanks in part to a few major reports from news outlets. Major tech sto

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Ochre: The World's First Red Paint

Artists have used ochre — a naturally occurring pigment that has hues ranging from yellow to red to purple-brown — to paint for hundreds of thousands of years.

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Ugh, When Our Sun Blows Up It's Probably Gonna Get Sand Everywhere

A new study reveals the origin of silica, and how a bunch of old supernovas got it all over everything.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Peas and Thank You

Written by Elaine Godfrey ( @elainejgodfrey ), Olivia Paschal ( @oliviacpaschal ) and Madeleine Carlisle ( @maddiecarlisle2 ) Today in 5 Lines President Donald Trump indicated in a statement that he will not take action against Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: “It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tr

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The Curtain Falls on an Ancient Vocation

The summit of Mount Chimborazo, in Ecuador, is the highest point on Earth . For more than half a century, Baltazar Ushca has hiked up the mountain’s slopes at least twice a week to harvest glacial ice. “It’s the tastiest ice on Earth, and full of vitamins,” Ushca says in Sandy Patch’s short documentary, The Last Ice Merchant . “But nobody wants natural ice from Chimborazo anymore.” When Ushca was

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How to See How Much Time You Spend on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook has released its "Your Time on Facebook" tool, which lets you see how much of your life is spent buried in the News Feed.

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Earth gulps down way more water than we thought

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously believed, according to a seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench. The observations from the deepest ocean trench in the world have important implications for the global water cycle, researchers say. “People knew that subduction zones could bring down water, but

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Inventions: 7 ways to come up with money-making ideas

Inventors come up with brilliant ideas through bucking trends and fostering creative mental spaces. Applied observation and deep thought is a necessity if you're going to invent something. Having an open mind to many ideas is a key starting point towards coming up with new ideas. Our world and modern civilization has been shaped by breakthrough inventions and innovators who pushed the bounds of t

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The Fallout at Michigan State Continues

On Tuesday, Lou Anna K. Simon, the former president of Michigan State University, was charged with lying to investigators during inquiries into sexual-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar, who was found guilty of abusing more than 150 young women as a doctor for the university and USA Gymnastics. Simon, who resigned as the institution’s president in January, has been charged with two felony cou

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NASA probes 'drug-free' policies, safety at SpaceX, Boeing

The US space agency has ordered a sweeping safety review of operations and workplace culture, including drug-free policies, at Boeing and SpaceX, two companies working to send astronauts to space, US media said Tuesday.

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Fish and veggies: Water flow for more efficient aquaponic systems

In aquaponics, the hydroponic crops use the nutrients from fish waste as fertilizer while the fish benefit from the plants' nutrient uptake capability to improve water quality. The treated water is then recirculated to the plant grow beds and fish culture tanks via a pipe system.

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To predict the future, the brain uses two clocks

One type of anticipatory timing relies on memories from past experiences. The other on rhythm. Both are critical to our ability to navigate and enjoy the world, and scientists have found they are handled in two different parts of the brain.

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Machine learning can help healthcare workers predict whether patients may require emergency hospital admission, new study finds

Machine learning can be used to analyze electronic health records and predict the risk of emergency hospital admissions, a new study has found.

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NASA sees Tropical Depression 33W affecting Philippines

Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite revealed the extent of Tropical Depression 33W showed the tropical low pressure system moving into the central part of the Philippines on Nov. 20.

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NASA sees Tropical Depression Man-yi, warnings triggered

Tropical depression Man-yi for med in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA captured an image of the storm. Yap state is already under watches and warnings.

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Online censorship in Saudi Arabia soared after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

The main targets were foreign media websites, says a new service that automates censorship-tracking in countries governed by repressive regimes.

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NASA tracks Tropical Depression Toraji in the Gulf of Thailand

Visible from NASA's Terra satellite revealed the extent of Tropical Depression Toraji as it continued moving through the Gulf of Thailand and affecting southern Thailand and Malaysia.

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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Bouchra being blown apart

Tropical Cyclone Bouchra may have been re-born over the weekend of Nov. 17 and 18 but by Nov. 20 it was blown apart by wind shear and NASA's Aqua satellite confirmed that.

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Why eating turkey really makes you sleepy

Americans kill around 45 million turkeys every year in preparation for the Thanksgiving meal, only to blame our favorite centerpiece for the following food comas. Rumor has it our after-dinner sleepiness results from the tryptophan found in turkey. However, it is the meal's overall nutritional imbalance, not just the tryptophan, that make us want to leave the dishes for tomorrow. Or maybe the nex

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Experts weigh in on lost embryos lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit following the March failure of a liquid nitrogen storage tank at a Cleveland fertility center, which led to the loss of more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos, could have “a chain of profound implications for other families,” experts say. The lawsuit seeks to establish that embryos should be treated as “persons” under the law. If the Ohio court hearing the case rules in

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Boeing insists will share info with clients after Indonesia crash

Boeing on Tuesday insisted it would share any information to emerge from an investigation into the crash of one of its newest planes in Indonesia last month, amid reports a telephone conference with its customers had been canceled.

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Bots actually target and pursue individual influencers

New research co-authored by assistant research professor and associate director of Informatics at the University of Southern California Department of Computer Science, Emilio Ferrara, looks at "social hacking" over social networks that can increase violent commentary and can affect voting behavior.

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NASA sees Tropical Depression Man-yi, warnings triggered

ropical depression Man-yi for med in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA captured an image of the storm. Yap state is already under watches and warnings.

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NASA sees Tropical Depression 33W affecting Philippines

Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite revealed the extent of Tropical Depression 33W showed the tropical low pressure system moving into the central part of the Philippines on Nov. 20.

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NASA tracks Tropical Depression Toraji in the Gulf of Thailand

Visible from NASA's Terra satellite revealed the extent of Tropical Depression Toraji as it continued moving through the Gulf of Thailand and affecting southern Thailand and Malaysia.

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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Bouchra being blown apart

Tropical Cyclone Bouchra may have been re-born over the weekend of Nov. 17 and 18 but by Nov. 20 it was blown apart by wind shear and NASA's Aqua satellite confirmed that.

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Hovedstaden har ansat ny topdirektør

Svend Særkjær afløser Hjalte Aaberg som regionsdirektør i Region Hovedstaden

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Exoplanet stepping stones

Astronomers have gleaned some of the best data yet on the composition of a planet known as HR 8799c—a young giant gas planet about 7 times the mass of Jupiter that orbits its star every 200 years.

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Meta-surface corrects for chromatic aberrations across all kinds of lenses

Today's optical systems—from smartphone cameras to cutting-edge microscopes—use technology that hasn't changed much since the mid-1700s. Compound lenses, invented around 1730, correct the chromatic aberrations that cause lenses to focus different wavelengths of light in different spots. While effective, these multi-material lenses are bulky, expensive, and require precision polishing or molding an

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Parental 'feeding styles' reflect children's genes

New research challenges the idea that a child's weight largely reflects the way their parents feed them. Instead, parents appear to adopt feeding styles in response to their children's natural body weight, which is largely genetically influenced.

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Exoplanet stepping stones

New observations of a young gas giant demonstrate the power of a ground-based method for searching for signatures of life.

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Fish can detox too — but not so well, when it comes to mercury

By examining the tissues at a subcellular level, researchers discovered yelloweye rockfish were able to immobilize several potentially toxic elements within their liver tissues (cadmium, lead, and arsenic) thus preventing them from interacting with sensitive parts of the cell. But mercury was found in concentrations known to be toxic – and most of it was in sensitive sites, such as mitochondria an

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A Trojan horse delivery method for miRNA-enriched extracellular vesicles

A method for large-scale production of extracellular vesicles enriched with specific microRNAs (miRNAs) has been developed, offering a manufacturing standardization process which may have therapeutic applications and clinical impact.

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Language influences how consumers trust a brand

Consumers make assumptions based on the language used by a brand or advertiser, and politeness does matter, say researchers.

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Fish can detox too—but not so well, when it comes to mercury

It takes six months to get really good at accurately gauging the age of yelloweye rockfish. Because they can live for up to 120 years, this species is of particular interest to Benjamin Barst and scientists like him who study the effects of toxic chemicals on living organisms. Over the course of their lifetime, the fish can accumulate high levels of mercury and other trace elements in their tissue

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Australian mammals at greatest risk from cats and foxes, new study

New research led by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has revealed which Australian mammals are most vulnerable to cats and foxes, and many much-loved potoroos, bandicoots and bettongs, as well as native rodents, are at the top of the list.

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How reliable are search terms for SEO and SEM results?

With billions of dollars spent each year on search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), the power of search terms holds more value than ever. But more than a few digital marketing professionals have become frustrated over the years over the limits just how much can be assumed and predicted based on the search terms themselves.

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Hungry ticks work harder to find you

Ticks are hardy little brutes that can go as long as a year without a meal.

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Chickenpox Outbreak Hits N.C. Private School With Low Vaccination Rates

Three dozen students have been infected at Asheville Waldorf School — which has among the very highest rates of parents claiming religious exemption from state vaccine requirements. (Image credit: Milos Bataveljic/Getty Images)

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Duke to Settle Case of Alleged Fake Data Used to Win Grants

A whistleblower claims his former supervisor committed fraud when applying for government funds.

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Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce… Again

It's happening again: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning Americans to avoid romaine lettuce.

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Researchers reveal secrets of parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

A team of Clemson University researchers wants to protect humans and other mammals from the debilitating and even deadly effects of African sleeping sickness.

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

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

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