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Will the Next Great Tech Company Come From the Developing World?

When I walked into Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali’s apartment in San Francisco, the couple looked straight at my feet. “Your shoes are 12.5?” Ali asked. I nodded. “He’s very good at that,” Qasim, his wife, said, a smile tugging at the sides of her mouth. The couple have been designing shoes for nearly a decade, but they never intended to be shoemakers. They were just looking for a way to leverage the

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Physicists finally calculated where the proton’s mass comes from

New study indicates that the proton is much more than just the sum of its parts.

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News Brief: Border Closure, Genetically Edited Babies, Climate Report

The U.S. briefly shut down its largest border crossing with Mexico Sunday. A report from The AP indicates designer babies are more within reach. A comprehensive climate report has been released.

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LIVE: Følg InSight-fartøjets landing på Mars

Se med fra kl. 20, når Nasa sender live fra kontrolrummet i Californien under landingsfartøjet InSights nedstigning på Mars. Landingen bliver påbegyndt kl. 20.40, men du kan allerede nu hoppe ind på linket og få masser af baggrundsinformation om landingen.

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LinkedIn brugte 18 mio. ikke-brugeres email-adresser til at målrette reklamer på Facebook

Det irske datatilsyn har udgivet rapport over deres aktiviteter op til GDPR's ikrafttrædelse. Her afslører tilsynet hidtil ukendte oplysninger om LinkedIns omgang med ikke-brugeres data.

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Gratis værktøj forudser om din kælder bliver oversvømmet ved næste skybrud

Med et nyt digitalt værktøj kan man gratis beregne hvilken vej, vandet løber under…

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World’s first gene-edited babies created in China, claims scientist

Unconfirmed scientific breakthrough sparks ethical and moral concerns A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. This kind of gene editing is banned in most countries as the technology is still experimental and DNA changes can

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Weight loss procedure shrinks both fat and muscle

Left gastric artery embolization, a novel interventional procedure used to treat obesity, leads to the loss of both fat and muscle, according to a new study. Researchers said the loss of muscle mass is concerning and underscores the importance of proper nutritional counseling after the procedure.

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Playing youth football could affect brain development

Young football players may experience a disruption in brain development after a single season of the sport, according to a new study.

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Artificial intelligence may help reduce gadolinium dose in MRI

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to reduce the dose of a contrast agent that may be left behind in the body after MRI exams, according to a new study.

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Klimarådet: Sådan kan vi opfylde klimaforpligtelser for 2030

På trods af 'ambitiøse' klimaudspil og energiaftaler vil tempoet for CO2-reduktioner i fremtiden gå markant langsommere end hidtil. Der er behov for flere tiltag, vurderer Klimarådet.

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The climate crisis demands more than blocking roads, Extinction Rebellion | James Butler

Activists targeting motorists need to think bigger. They need to persuade Labour to make climate a part of every campaign The Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a headline machine. In blocking roads and bridges , protesters have brought a momentary stop to the pump and snarl of city motorists – and annoyed any number of drivers in the process. In doing so, not only does the group signal a willingness t

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‘I thought – who will remember me?’: the man who fathered 200 children

Worried he’d never have a family, Louis became a prolific sperm donor, hoping that his children would one day track him down. And then they did Louis used to cycle to the sperm bank, his deposit in a bag. He needed to make it in good time to preserve the contents of each specimen jar, which he placed in a warmed cabinet when he arrived. In the evenings, when men arrived after work, there would so

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Tyskland udsteder sin første GDPR-bøde

Datingsite havde adgangskoder liggende i klartekst og i ikke-krypteret format. Det får selskabet bag nu et GDPR-bøde for.

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Første gang i det ydre rum: Cubesats skal sende data fra Mars-landing

To minisatellitter har fulgt Mars-landeren InSight hele vejen til den røde planet for at sende data live fra landingen.

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Northwest China hit by sandstorm as Beijing is smothered in smog

A northwest Chinese city was engulfed by a massive sandstorm that sparked rural fires, forced traffic to slow down and prompted residents to cover their faces, according to state media.

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Ghosn: the allegations and the rumours

One of the world's best-known tycoons, car titan Carlos Ghosn's arrest for alleged financial misconduct stunned the auto sector and the wider business world.

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Justices to hear antitrust case over sale of iPhone apps

Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market.

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Europe's eyes in the sky are helping to solve energy, land-use problems in Africa

Scientists have created a solar atlas of Egypt, revealing where the sun's rays shine most brilliantly and where dust storms obstruct its light. And in Niger, forecasters are guiding pastoralists towards grazing areas and water sources – and away from conflict with sedentary farmers.

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Klima-branchen afviser kritik: »Der er transparens«

Når du køber en sandwich, ved du heller ikke, hvad de enkelte ingredienser koster, siger forening af virksomheder, som udbyder klima-kompensation.

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Nasa forbereder sig på syv minutters rædsel: Mars-fartøj skal gennem kritisk landing

Forskere gør sig klar til intenst neglebideri, når Insight-sonden efter planen lander på Mars mandag aften.

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More Than 140 Whales Die in New Zealand After Mass Beaching

Such mass beachings can happen when whales make navigational mistakes while chasing prey, escaping predators or trying to protect sick members of the group.

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‘It’s very easy to save a species’: how Carl Jones rescued more endangered animals than anyone else

Without Jones, the world might have lost the Mauritius kestrel, the pink pigeon, the echo parakeet and more – but the biologist’s methods are controversial The last surviving bird of prey on Mauritius seemed doomed. In 1974, there were only four Mauritius kestrels left in the wild and attempts to breed them in captivity were failing. Extinction was “all but inevitable”, in the words of Norman Mye

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Mars InSight: Inside Nasa's mission control

As Nasa prepares to land on Mars, Victoria Gill has been to the centre of operations and found out about an unusual tradition.

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Afflicted and the Tragedy of Fake Illnesses

Afflicted is a documentary following the lives and treatments of people "diagnosed" with illnesses not recognized by science. Conversely, it could also be seen as a documentary illustrating the risks and harms of alternative medicine.

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145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding in a remote part of New Zealand, with authorities saying Monday they made the "heart-breaking" decision to euthanise dozens that lay stricken on the shore.

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GM to close Canadian factory, putting 3000 jobs at risk: report

General Motors is expected to announce on Monday the closure of a factory in the Canadian city of Oshawa, putting almost 3,000 jobs at risk, Canadian channel CTV reported.

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Mitsubishi Motors: Scandal-hit 'third wheel' in Ghosn's alliance

Mitsubishi Motors is sometimes the forgotten partner in the three-way alliance with Nissan and Renault that dominates the global auto industry, but the Japanese firm has a colourful—and scandal-hit—history.

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Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrivesNASA InSight Mars Earth

A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains.

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Virtual models provide real knowledge in the grass family

The structures of flowers and other plant parts represent a rich and complex source of botanical information with great potential to answer a variety of taxonomic, evolutionary, and ecological questions. As computational approaches become ever more central to biological research, there is a pressing need to translate this information into tractable digital data for analysis. In research presented

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Survey: Nearly all Americans admit to wasting food

A new national survey by the American Dairy Association Mideast finds 94 percent of Americans admit to throwing food away at home. In fact, the average family wastes nearly a third of the food they buy, with the average American tossing 250 pounds of food each year.

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Orbital Reflector: the artist firing a satellite into space

Trevor Paglen’s giant artwork was designed purely to be gazed at – from anywhere on the planet Satellites are usually designed either to look back at Earth or look out into the universe. What if, wondered the American-born, Berlin-based artist Trevor Paglen , there was a satellite whose sole purpose was to be looked at itself? At 10.32am on Wednesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blas

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Firm pays out to NHS over defective hip replacements

DePuy recalled metal-on-metal system in 2010 and has covered cost of corrective surgeries • Revealed: how faulty implants harm patients worldwide • Why we’re examining the implants industry One of the biggest medical companies in the world has admitted it is having to pay out to the NHS to cover the cost of monitoring and operating on patients who were given defective hip replacements, the Guardi

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Lander i aften: Sonde skal bore i, hvorfor Mars er livløs

For første gang kan vi mennesker få muligheden for at kigge dybt ind i kernen på en anden planet.

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Watch Live as NASA's InSight Lander Descends to MarsNASA InSight Mars Earth

These livestreams will let you follow along as the InSight spacecraft lowers itself to the surface of Mars.

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Scientists prepare for 'the most detailed whale poo expedition ever'

Team will collect samples in the Antarctic to prove role of mammal in function of the oceans Most people go out of their way to avoid even the faintest whiff of excrement, but a team of scientists is now preparing to voyage for seven weeks to the Antarctic so they can collect blue whale faeces and examine its impact on biodiversity and climate change. “The most detailed whale poo expedition ever,

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Even a ‘Diplomat’s Diplomat’ Can’t Solve Syria’s Civil War

BEIRUT—If the only thing you knew about Syria was UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura’s briefing to the Security Council this month, you might assume dramatic events were afoot. There had been an important meeting in Istanbul, he said, while equally vital summits in Astana, Kazakhstan, and of the G-20 countries in Buenos Aires, were in the offing. The work under way was “absolutely urgent,” he to

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Virtual models provide real knowledge in the grass family

The complex flowers of the grass family have enormous economic importance, as their pollination leads to the production of grains such as rice, wheat, and corn. Grass species are notoriously difficult to study, however. Researchers present a cost-effective method using computer-assisted design (CAD) software to create high-quality, 3D digital representations of intricate plant structures that can

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How to pay for national pharmacare

A new analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines the potential government cost of a national Canadian pharmacare program and sets out approaches to shifting the funding for drugs in Canada to realize billions in savings.

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Trazadone associated with similar risk of falls and major fractures as antipsychotics in seniors with dementia

As physicians attempt to decrease antipsychotic use in seniors with dementia, they need to be aware that trazadone, frequently used as an alternative, is associated with a similar risk of falls and major fractures as atypical antipsychotics, according to new research in CMAJ.

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Survey finds 94 percent of Americans waste food at home, but simple changes can help

Taking inventory of your refrigerator and buying only what you need at the grocery store can help cut down the amount of food your family throws away, but when there are leftovers, experts say many Americans are too quick to throw good food in the trash. A new national survey by the American Dairy Association Mideast finds that 94 percent of Americans say they throw away food at home. In fact, the

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Weight likely cause for one-fourth of asthma cases in kids with obesity

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the US suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese.This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with asthma — almost 1 million children in the US — might have avoided the illness by maintaining a healthy weight, according to researchers at Duke University

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Largest pediatric study shows obesity increases asthma risk in children

Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children’s Health System. The research, published today in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, reported on the analysis of medical records of more than 500,000 children. The study is among the first to use the resources of PEDSnet, a multi-spe

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Datatilsynet: Ringe video-evner ugyldigt argument for ikke for at udlevere overvågning-clips

Journalist får medhold i en klage over Fisketorvet, der nægtede at udlevere overvågningsbånd.

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Nasa's Mars mission prepares for risky landing – video

Nasa engineers are about to initiate a manoeuvre that is their least favourite activity in space: they will attempt to land a robot spaceship on Mars. The latest Mars probe, InSight, is intended to analyse seismic activity on the red planet by drilling under its surface. It is hoped InSight will help scientists understand the early evolution of Mars and other planets in the solar system. The land

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Uforstående Aalborg-forskere: Vi lukker uddannelser, som erhvervslivet skriger på

Underviserne på de engelsksprogede ingeniørstudier, som Aalborg Universitet lukker i København, mener, at de enkelt kan omlægges til dansk i stedet. Men så enkelt er det ikke for dekanen.

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Whale stranding in New Zealand leaves 145 dead

It's not clear why the two pods washed up on the Stewart Island but officials say they couldn't be saved.

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Nasa's Mars InSight mission heads for '7 minutes of terror'NASA InSight Mars Earth

The InSight mission is about to make the hair-raising descent to the surface of the Red Planet.

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Why the Nazis were obsessed with finding the lost city of Atlantis

The mythical city of Atlantis was first mentioned in Plato's writings. Top Nazis, including Heimlich Himmler, tried to find the city through expeditions. The island was key to Nazi thinking about the "Aryan race". You might think Spielberg and Lucas just made up all the run-ins Indiana Jones kept having with the Nazis. But the truth is likely stranger than fiction – the Nazis were not only obsess

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'Virtual safari': Wildlife photos from around the world

A new exhibition highlights the work of the 2018 Nature’s Best Photography award winners.

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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies

A daring effort is under way to create the first children whose DNA has been tailored using gene editing.

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Cyber Monday 2018: Best Outdoor and Fitness Deals (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Etc)

If you need running shoes, a fitness watch, or a new backpack, these Cyber Monday deals are for you. Apple Watch, Fitbit, Treadmills, and more.

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NASA Probe Lands Safely On Martian SurfaceNASA InSight Mars Earth

There's a new probe on Mars. After Monday's tricky landing, NASA's InSight spacecraft is to deploy a sensitive seismometer and temperature probe to let scientists explore the planet's interior. (Image credit: Al Seib/AFP/Getty Images)

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Mars Had a Busy Year. Get Caught Up Before NASA’s InSight Landing.NASA InSight Mars Earth

Here’s a refresher of what’s happened on the red planet in 2018 as a NASA spacecraft prepares to arrive there on Monday.

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Starwatch: fishing for Pisces

The celestial fish is composed of faint stars and the best way to find it is to approach from the square of Pegasus This week is a good time to spot one of the fainter zodiacal constellations, Pisces . The chart shows the view facing south at 20:00 GMT on 26 November. The V-shaped constellation represents a pair of fish dangling from a cord (although the fish point diagonally upwards from our nor

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News AnALYSIS: Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report

Friday's government report, detailing in stark terms the economic cost of climate change, is likely to be played down by the administration, even as opponents use it to attack Trump policies.

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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, Iran's institute of geophysics said.

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Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days: health ministry

At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by heavy rains that have battered Iraq over two days, the health ministry and United Nations said on Sunday.

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New England shrimp won't be available at all this year

A small amount of New England shrimp has been available to the public despite a fishing shutdown in recent years, but that will not be the case this winter.

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A wee dram, s'il vous plait: France enters world of whisky-making

In recent years, Japan stunned traditional whisky-makers Scotland, Ireland, and America by exploding onto the international market and winning over connoisseurs of the tipple long considered an exclusive dominion.

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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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Får danske partier og partimedlemmer nok ud af hinanden?

Under 4 procent af danske vælgere er medlem af et parti. Det kan ifølge lektor Karina Kosiara-Pedersen…

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3 types of Schadenfreude and when you feel them

A new model of schadenfreude suggests that there are three sub-types of "harm-joy." The study also suggests that depersonalization, the ability to view others as less than human, is the key element of schadenfreude. The model could lead to a deeper understanding of schadenfreude and psychopathic traits. Most people would probably deny it, but everybody has felt a bit of joy at the pain or failure

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'Green fuel': Bananas to help wean Angola off oil

Boxes of still-green bananas were shifted one-by-one from a towering stack of crates into a refrigerated shipping container.

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Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn denies allegations: media

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn has denied allegations of financial misconduct, claiming he had no intention of making false reports, Japanese media said Sunday.

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California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday.

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Video gaming fiends with an itch hit Twitch

Seven years on from the rebranding of its original incarnation Justin.tv, video game live-streaming platform Twitch boasts more than a million people tuned in at any moment and interest is rising.

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Swiss voters back insurance company spying

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a law that gives insurance companies broad leeway to spy on suspected welfare cheats despite concerns raised about right to privacy.

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Blockages gone, fish back in post-Sandy projects in 6 states

Billions of dollars have been spent on the recovery from Superstorm Sandy to help people get their lives back together, but a little-noticed portion of that effort is quietly helping another population along the shoreline: fish that need to migrate from coastal rivers out to the sea and back.

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NASA weighs in on petroleum development in Arctic Ocean

The federal agency that oversees offshore petroleum leasing has received comment on Arctic Ocean drilling from a surprise source—NASA.

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How a 'quick sterilisation' took five years of my life – video

Jan Faulkner, a mother of five, says she suffered loss of bladder control and mobility after having the Essure contraceptive device implanted. Speaking after it was removed, she explains how she got her life back with the help of other women on Facebook who have experienced a similar ordeal Contraceptive implant surgically removed from thousands of women Continue reading…

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New federal climate assessment for U.S. released

A new federal report finds that climate change is affecting the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, and human health and welfare across the U.S. and its territories.

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Young people are being prescribed dangerous antidepressants | Letters

Readers give their views on the strong medications being given to children and young people We share the concern of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) at using these drugs for children under 18 years of age in this country, which is occurring more apparently ( Fears for children under 10 on strong antidepressants , 22 November). The US Food and Drug Administration has war

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America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches

Three blocks from my Brooklyn apartment, a large brick structure stretches toward heaven. Tourists recognize it as a church—the building’s bell tower and stained-glass windows give it away—but worshippers haven’t gathered here in years. The 19th-century building was once known as St. Vincent De Paul Church and housed a vibrant congregation for more than a century. But attendance dwindled and coff

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George Washington Was a Master of Deception

As we celebrate Thanksgiving weekend, a holiday first declared by George Washington’s presidential proclamation in 1789, it is worth remembering that deception played a pivotal role in America’s birth. Our shining city on the hill owes much to the dark arts. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers are remembered today as virtuous creators of a bold new democracy. But they

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Elon Musk considers move to Mars despite 'good chance of death'

SpaceX founder says he could fly to red planet in seven years Mars probe faces daunting challenge to land safely Elon Musk is considering moving to Mars, and gives himself a 70% chance of doing so. Related: Mars is lovely at this time of year: futurists imagine life in 2050 Continue reading…

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Tossing dead salmon is good for plants

Tossing the carcasses of dead salmon on to a river bank over two decades has boosted tree growth, a study finds.

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Steno Museet stiller skarpt på nysgerrigheden

Steno Museets nye udstilling om moderne fysiks udforskning af atomets mindste dele fascinerer – og lægger op til refleksion over de dilemmaer, der fulgte med.

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Tænkeboks: Kan du dele en pizza ?

Her følger uge 47's opgave

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Seven music apps to turn your Apple Watch into an audio controller

DIY Play tunes and podcasts from your wrist. It's time to load up your new Apple Watch with audio apps. This selection will give you easy access to your tunes, identify songs, queue up podcasts, and more.

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Journey to the Center of the Red Planet: NASA's InSight Lander to Reveal the Secrets Inside Mars

Mars is the second-most studied planet — only behind our own — but we know virtually nothing about its interior. That's about to change with NASA's InSight.

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GM mosquito trial sparks ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ lab fears

Burkino Faso malaria test raises stakes at UN biodiversity conference Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are to be released in Burkina Faso as a step towards the world’s first field test of “gene-drive” technology. The trial, which has been funded by organisations linked to the Gates Foundation, Facebook, and – indirectly – the Pentagon, is part of a project to eradicate malaria, but it

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Revolution in the head: from Maniac to Homecoming, the era of introspective TV

From Cary Fukunaga’s Maniac to Julia Roberts’ new Amazon show, television is exploring its darkest subject yet – the human brain – and it all started with Tony Soprano on a horse In an early episode of the Julia Roberts show Homecoming , a soldier is brought back from Afghanistan to live in a rehabilitation centre in Florida, where he will learn to reintegrate into civilian life. At dinner in the

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Why a chemistry teacher started a science board game company

Subatomic is the latest game from John Coveyou, whose company Genius Games wants people to find the joy in science.

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Ivanka Trump's Emails Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

What had the internet talking last week? Jim Acosta's press pass, Matthew Whitaker, and Ivanka Trump's emails.

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The Milky Way's Central Black Hole Is a Hot Spot for Astrophysics

Recently observed flares near our galaxy’s supermassive heart could lead to revolutionary discoveries — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Here's How to Watch the Insight Landing on Mars on Monday

In a few days, humanity will once again reach out and touch the surface of a foreign world.

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Why Do I Get Sore Days After I’ve Worked Out?

Many of us have experienced the burning, aching, jelly-leg feeling that creeps in hours, or even days, after exercise. But where does it come from and why does it always show up a couple days after intense or new workouts?

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You Can Pry My Air Fryer Out of My Cold, Greasy Hands

Do air-fried foods taste as good as their fat-bathed analogues? No. But an air fryer can provide comfort food on demand.

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The Government's Role in the Rise of Lab-Grown Meat

The FDA ought to embrace cultured meat, not over-regulate it.

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The Bacteria Lurking in American Showerheads

In 1654, Rembrandt painted a woman, in Amsterdam, bathing in a stream. As she lifts her nightdress above her knees and treads deeper, the woman is stepping from one world into another. Among art historians, the transition she is making is metaphorical. But to a biologist, it is also ecological. This post is adapted from Dunn’s new book. We imagine water to be clean, and we imagine clean to mean l

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Lifting a Building With an Excavator | Alaska: The Last Frontier

Otto has a plan to get the shed on the trailer by using Eivin's excavator. Stream Full Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaska-the-last-frontier/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaTLF/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlaskaTLF https://twitte

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The Star of Norwegian Knitwear

When I was a teenager, a friend bought me a pair of socks from Target for Christmas. They were cream and brown, with a symmetrical octagon pattern that looked like a star or snowflake. I brought them with me when I moved to Chicago for college, because they seemed perfect for winter. It took me years to name the pattern that wrapped around the cuff: the selburose . I’d seen the star plenty of tim

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Yukiko Motoya’s Surreal World of Alienated Characters

No one in Yukiko Motoya’s new story collection, The Lonesome Bodybuilder , appears capable of seeing herself in the mirror. In the opening story, a meek saleswoman who’s taken up bodybuilding practices flexing, but drops the pose “without having been able to look my mirror self in the eye.” In another, a bored housewife notes that sometimes she “looked in the mirror and was reminded of a blank po

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How I overcame disability to become a NASA astronaut

Leland Melvin was told he'd never be an astronaut after he lost all his hearing. He got a chance to fly to space and honor the legacy of his friends after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Leland worked on building the space station in an "amazing transformation" from the lowest point in his life.

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Unexpectedly Vanishing Quasars Are Mystifying Scientists

Some quasars, powered by supermassive black holes, have been shutting down ahead of schedule. A sort of "murder-suicide pact" could explain it.

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Legendariske Hercules er fyldt med sjæl og vilde historier

Lær det historiske Hercules-fly at kende og kom med kaptajnen en tur til Grønland.

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Trump's New Kavanaugh for the U.S. Court of Appeals

Before sexual-misconduct allegations transformed Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings into a nationally televised spectacle, Democrats focused on the Supreme Court nominee’s expansive view of presidential power. His single most controversial article suggested that sitting presidents should be immune from civil lawsuits, criminal investigation, or prosecution. Before taking his seat on the high

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A Lot of People Want Bernie Sanders to Run in 2020

Bernie Sanders’s decision about running for president again isn’t about trying to bend the race toward his progressive politics—it’s about whether he can convince himself that he’s the Democratic candidate with the best chance of beating Donald Trump. He thinks the answer might be yes, but he isn’t quite sure. On Tuesday, he’ll release his new book, Where We Go From Here , a rundown of the ways h

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America Needs to Align Technology With a Public Purpose

The arc of innovative progress has reached an inflection point. Recent technological change that has brought immeasurable improvements to billions around the globe now threatens to overwhelm us. Making this disruption positive for all is the chief challenge of our time. We ourselves—not only market forces—should bend the arc of change toward human good. To do so, we must reinvigorate an ethos of

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Mandag aften lander Nasas InSight-misson i støvstormene på Mars

Læs her, hvordan landingen kommer til at foregå, når Nasas InSight-mission omkring kl. 21 i morgen aften dykker ned på overfladen af Mars.

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Engineers are plugging holes in drinking water treatment

Drinking water quality has come a long way in the past hundred years — but challenges remain.

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Leda and the Swan: A Fresco Comes to Life in Pompeii Excavation

An expensive excavation campaign to shore up an at-risk area of the city is a constant font of archaeological discoveries.

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Populism and the internet – a toxic mix shaping the age of conspiracy theories | John Naughton

When we embarked on research into conspiracism five years ago, it seemed a fringe concern. Now, with Trump in office, it’s mainstream Conspiracy theories have generally had a bad press. They conjure up images of eccentrics in tinfoil hats who believe that aliens have landed and the government is hushing up the news. And maybe it’s statistically true that most conspiracy theories belong on the har

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Mars probe faces daunting challenge to land safely

Nasa braced for attempt to slow spacecraft from 12,000mph to 5mph for soft touchdown Nasa engineers will on Monday initiate a manoeuvre that is their least favourite activity in space: they will attempt to land a robot spaceship on Mars. In this case they will attempt to set down their probe, InSight, gently on to an area known as Elysium Planitia where it is intended to analyse seismic activity

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor installerer man ikke offer-anoder i biler?

En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor bilindustrien ikke implementerer flere teknologier fra bådindustrien, når det kommer til rustbeskyttelse. Force Technology kommer med et svar.

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Five animals that can regenerate

Lost tails and broken hearts can be fixed – and one creature can even eat without a mouth Researchers in Mexico last week described how they are studying cave-dwelling tetra fish to better understand why some animals can regenerate tissue but others can’t. The scientists performed surgery to remove some of the heart of river fish and cave fish from the species Astyanax mexicanus , finding that whi

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Rule by robots is easy to imagine – we’re already victims of superintelligent firms | John Naughton

The ruthless behaviour of corporations gives us some idea of what we need to avoid in a future run by machines In 1965, the mathematician I J “Jack” Good , one of Alan Turing’s code-breaking colleagues during the second world war, started to think about the implications of what he called an “ultra-intelligent” machine – ie “a machine that can surpass all the intellectual activities of any man, ho

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Forskning: Klimaforandringer truer eksklusive trøffelsvampe

Dansk svampeekspert tvivler. Derimod tror han, at svampene rykker længere nordpå mod Danmark.

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Adskilt ved fødslen: Astronomer finder Solens "tvilling"

Stjernen er næsten identisk med Solen og kan være det bedste sted at lede efter liv i Universet.

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Woman who inherited fatal illness to sue doctors in groundbreaking case

Legal action over non-disclosure of father’s Huntington’s disease could lead to huge changes in patient confidentiality Lawyers are bringing a case against a London hospital trust that could trigger major changes to the rules governing patient confidentiality. The case involves a woman who is suing doctors because they failed to tell her about her father’s fatal hereditary disease before she had h

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7 prophetic writings by American presidents

Presidential candidates run on platforms of change and are elected by those who desire their vision of the future. We look at seven times presidents' writings that have been oddly, if accidentally, prophetic. Of course, there may be some hindsight bias in our selections. U.S. Presidents aren't just chosen to lead us through current events, but because they have a vision of the future their consti

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Secrets of parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

A team of researchers wants to protect humans and other mammals from the debilitating and even deadly effects of African sleeping sickness. Studying the cause of the disease is vital because, although the transmission of African sleeping sickness by tsetse flies has been studied for more than 100 years, the secret to the underlying parasite's success remains largely a mystery.

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InSight Diary: The silence of space

Nasa's latest probe is carrying super-sensitive UK seismometers to the Red Planet.

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Nasa Mars InSight lander mission to teach us more about Earth

Nasa's Mars InSight lander is due to arrive on the Red Planet's surface on Monday night. It will study the planet's interior so we can learn more about how it formed.

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National Report Confirms Climate Change 'Is Affecting Every Sector,' Scientist Says

The economy could take a major hit if climate change continues at its current pace, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with climate scientist Michael Mann.

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Novel machine learning technique for simulating the every day task of dressing

Computer scientists have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on clothes.

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

SEAS researchers have developed a so-called metacorrector, a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can correct chromatic aberrations across the visible spectrum and can be incorporated into commercial optical systems, from simple lenses to high-end microscopes.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is the most important tech giant of today

Neil deGrasse Tyson shares why he places Elon Musk above other tech luminaries. Musk is trying to transform the future of humanity, according to Tyson. Musk's endeavors are much more than just creating a new app, argues the astrophysicist. None We love our tech heroes, the prophets of the latest and greatest machinery that transforms our lives faster and faster with each new invention. But who am

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Trauma in childhood leads to empathy in adulthood

A new study suggests children who endure trauma grow up to be adults with more empathy than others. The effect is not universal, however. Only one kind of empathy was greatly effected. The study may lead to further investigations into how people cope with trauma and lead to new ways to help victims bounce back. A new study published in PLOS One suggests that enduring a traumatic event in childhoo

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Poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than the rich in 'deeply worrying' trend for UK

The gap between the life expectancy of the richest and poorest sectors of society in England is increasing, according to new research.

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Over half of former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of psychological disorders

Patients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and/or depression, according to a new study. Those reporting symptoms of depression after critical illness appear to be at a greater risk of death.

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Breast cancers enhance their growth by recruiting cells from bone marrow

Researchers have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow. The study reveals that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts lowers the odds of surviving breast cancer, but suggests that targeting these cells could be an effective way of treating the disease.

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VIDEO TV-vært sætter (igen) livet på spil i selvkørende bil-test

So ein Ding-vært Nikolaj Sonne tager temperaturen på selvkørende biler anno 2018, hvilket viser sig at være en hel del mere nervepirrende end forventet.

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ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health

Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station (ISS). The strains found in space were not pathogenic to humans, but researchers believe they should be studied for potential health implications for future missions, according to a new study.

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Gigantic mammal 'cousin' discovered

During the Triassic period (252-201 million years ago) mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, pterosaurs, turtles, frogs, and lizards. One group of therapsids are the dicynodonts. Researchers have discovered fossils from a new genus of gigantic dicynodont. The new species is called Lisowicia bojani.

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Costly Raising of Argentine Submarine May Not Yield Answers or Bodies, Experts Say

Families of some of the 44 crew members who sank with the San Juan want it salvaged, but experts question the operation.

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Meet Denny, the ancient mixed-heritage mystery girl

After the unearthing of a Neanderthal-Denisovan fossil, UK scientists are using groundbreaking techniques to learn more of the species’ complex bonds with humans Of all the ancient peoples that have been studied by scientists, none has set puzzles quite so profound as those left behind by the Denisovans. Only a few tiny pieces of bone and teeth have ever been found of this long extinct species –

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How dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction

Opening up to past trauma is difficult, but self-awareness is key to addressing issues that leave us vulnerable What’s your poison, people sometimes ask, but Gabor Maté doesn’t want to ask what my poison is, he wants to ask how it makes me feel. Whatever it is I’m addicted to, or ever have been addicted to, it’s not what it is but what it does – to me, to you, to anyone. He believes that anything

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The best deals available this Cyber Week

Gadgets Black Friday isn't just Friday anymore. Despite retailers overeager advertising—which now seems to stretch Black Friday all the way to Nov. 1—Thanksgiving week remains one of the best in the year for good…

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Ugens debat: Er det varm luft at lagre vindenergi i stålplader?

Tyske Lumenion vil lagre vindmøllestrøm som varme i et lager af stålplader og senere udnytte den gemte varme til elproduktion eller som fjernvarme, fortalte vi i sidste uge. Den plan trak en omfattende debat om energilagring, effektivitet og behovet for i stedet at sætte elforbruget i vejret.

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Many Kids Are Given Probiotics for Stomach Bugs. But They May Not Help At All.

Young children with intestinal infections don't appear to benefit from several commonly used probiotics.

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Get Ready for InSight Mars Landing's '6 Minutes of Terror'

When InSight lands on Mars, no one will see it in real time.

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The Changing Ways Parents React to Their Kids Coming Out of the Closet

The story of LGBTQ youth has long been considered one of tragedy—of kids coming out to parents who throw them out of the house, of conversion therapy, of being on the receiving end of hate crimes, of considering suicide. Even as queerness has become more accepted in some ways, LGBTQ youth are still more likely than others to experience homelessness and struggle with mental illness . When Mary Rob

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Parker's New Recruit Goes Off the Edge | Gold Rush

New recruit Ali, who previously worked with Tony Beets, is off to a rough start working with Parker. Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRush/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.c

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Space Photos of the Week: Thanks, Solar System Voyagers

Let’s extend gratitude and appreciation for the lonely voyagers that send images of the beyond back to Earth.

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Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: study

Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually by century's end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major US government report warned on Friday.

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Sotheby's latest auction house to end rhino horn sales

Sotheby's on Saturday became the latest international auction house to end the sale of rhino horn artefacts, withdrawing antique lots from an upcoming event in Hong Kong following an outcry from environmental groups.

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Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists.

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Egypt unveils pharaonic tomb found in Luxor

Egypt says archeologists have found a pharaonic tomb in Luxor housing the mummies of a priest and his wife from the 13th century B.C.

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New lander will add to humans' long fascination with Mars

In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight.

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12 retro games that turn your smartphone into an old-school arcade

DIY Or a classic console. Or Windows 95. Treat yourself to a dose of gaming nostalgia. We've selected the best classic video games now available as apps for your smartphone.

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The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?

Coal, the most polluting of energy sources, shows no sign of disappearing three years after the Paris agreement, when world leaders promised decisive action against global warming.

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Corals and their microbiomes evolved together, new research shows

Corals and the microbes they host evolved together, new research shows, adding fresh insight to the fight to save the Earth's embattled coral reefs.

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Could an anti-global warming atmospheric spraying program really work?

A program to reduce Earth's heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, but unreasonably costly with current technology, and would be unlikely to remain secret. Those are the key findings of new research which looked at the capabilities and costs of various methods of delivering sulphates into the lower stratosphere, known as stratospheric aeroso

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Do You Need to Take Digestive Enzymes?

Can these supplements really help you digest your food better? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Is 'Lord of the Rings' Prejudiced Against Orcs?

Fantasy author Andy Duncan thinks it’s possible, and his story "Senator Bilbo" makes that argument more relevant than ever.

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Amazon Exposes Emails, Insurance Company Surveillance, and More Security News This Week

A USPS data leak, Windows passwords go bye-bye, and more security news this week.

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David Attenborough appeals to UK public to help find lost Christmas Lectures

The Royal Institution’s scientific talk series was first broadcast by the BBC in 1936 – but 31 episodes are missing Sir David Attenborough is appealing for help to find missing episodes of the Christmas Lectures, the first science show broadcast on national television. People are being urged to help unearth past series of the lectures from the Royal Institution (RI), described by Attenborough and

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I worked in the prison system for 5 years. Here’s what it does to a person.

Most people who go to prison are not incorrigible criminals – just normal people who made mistakes. The prison system can become breeding ground for antisocial behaviors. Bishop Jahwar worked with prisoners to help them retain the core of who they were and "take masks off".

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The Charity Walkathon Is Dead

If you are a person of a certain age, you may recall being lined up in rows in your elementary-school cafeteria, the tables and chairs pushed to the side, and being instructed to jump rope as fast as your light-up Keds and the Billy Ray Cyrus tunes could carry you. It was for people’s hearts, you were told. Jump Rope for Heart, as it was known, is now called Kids Heart Challenge, put on by the Am

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Prisvindende klimaforsker: ”Jeg er ikke bange for noget – men klimakrisen skræmmer mig”

Eksofficer og klimaprofessor Sebastian H. Mernild formidler klimaproblemer stålsat og kompromisløst. Det giver ham nu DR’s Rosenkjærpris.

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A trans family in the holy land

Sometimes just being yourself is a radical act. "We have to do public relations so that people will understand that we're…people." None Everybody is always in a state of transition. All the time, your cells are dying and replacing themselves. Your mind, your emotions, your goals, your sense of self—all of these are shifting from year to year as you age. In families where there are children, the

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending November 24, 2018

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

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Twin's Difficult Birth Put A Project Designed To Reduce C-Sections To The Test

A woman had twins in a hospital south of Boston last summer. For doctors aiming to reduce cesareans, the second baby's tricky arrival tested the limits of teamwork. (Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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Best Subscription Boxes for Kids: Bitsbox, Foodstirs, and More

Stressed about holiday shopping for a young'un? Give a gift that keeps on giving.

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The Hunt for Sky's "Detergent" Begins in Antarctica

Ice records pre-industrial levels of a chemical that scrubs the atmosphere of greenhouses gases — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Family Weekly: Why Does Life Feel Like It’s Speeding Up?

This Week in Family In a culture that prizes instantaneous communication, it can feel like life is always speeding up —and not for the better, writes Joe Pinsker. He interviewed Jason Farman, a media scholar at the University of Maryland, about the frustration that accompanies delays in communication, whether it’s a late response to an email or a text returned days later. Highlights Lunchables, t

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How the World Learned About the Pentagon’s Sky-High Nuclear Testing

Sometime in the summer of 1958, Hanson Baldwin, a longtime military correspondent for The New York Times , uncovered the Pentagon’s latest, biggest secret. Dubbed Operation Argus, it was the brainchild of the eccentric Greek-American physicist Nicholas Christofilos, a response to the fears of a possible Soviet missile attack that gripped the United States in the wake of Sputnik the previous autum

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Drop the Batteries—Diamonds and Lasers Could Power Your Drone

Rather than have drones waste energy carrying their own power, LakeDiamond wants to charge them by firing lasers through diamonds at their solar cells.

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In Iraq, A Race To Protect The Crumbling Bricks Of Ancient Babylon

A U.S.-funded conservation project is shoring up the brick walls of the ancient city. The hope is that Babylon will qualify for UNESCO World Heritage status. (Image credit: Jane Arraf/NPR)

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Don’t Bet on Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the New Congress

Three words— comprehensive immigration reform —have plagued Congress for decades. Bills get introduced. Bills fail. This cycle is likely to replay itself in the 116th Congress, and will possibly expose divisions within the Democratic Party. This week more than 300 organizations signed a letter urging the Democratic-controlled House to move forward on legislation that would provide a path to citiz

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Managing American Decline

America’s decline relative to a rising China has sparked interest among academics about power shifts in the international order—whether they can happen peacefully and under what conditions; what precedents exist and what they tell us. Now comes an important book, Twilight of the Titans , by Joseph M. Parent and Paul K. McDonald, who use quantitative analysis of power transitions to analyze the pr

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CO2-kompensation: Et slaraffenland for greenwashing

Når vi køber klimakompensation for flyrejsen, er det reelt umuligt at opgøre, om det gavner klimaet. Sikkert er det, at kun de færreste medregner, at CO2 er mere skadeligt, når det lukkes ud i over 10 kilometers højde.

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Overset klima-bombe: Gletsjer udleder drivhusgas som 136.000 bøvsende køer

Ny undersøgelse overrasker klimaforskere. Smeltevand fra islandsk gletsjer udleder flere tons drivhusgas i sommermånederne.

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Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

Many hunters are ditching traditional ammunition amid mounting evidence that it harms scavengers and pollutes the food people eat.

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Kuglelejer trænger sig ind i næsten alle industrier

Fra begyndelsen kom kuglelejet i miskredit, fordi fabrikkerne undlod at kontrollere kvaliteten, inden de blev sendt ud til forbrugerne. Men det blev der rettet op på, og cand.polyt. Harald Holstein gennemgik på et møde i Ingenørforeningen, hvordan de vandt indpas i tog, sporvogne, cykler, motorak…

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Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil

The rate of deforestation has risen 13.7% in a year, amid concern about the new president's policies.

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In a Transylvania Town, Bears and Humans Collide at the Dumpster

With their habitat shrinking, brown bears in Baile Tusnad, Romania, have turned to scavenging. Residents sit and gawk, environmentalists want to protect the animals, but hunters just want to hunt.

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Major Tim Peake reveals what ground control wants in an astronaut

The British space pioneer on what it takes to pass the toughest job interview The astronaut selection process at the European Space Agency is unforgiving from the start. On day one, candidates assemble in Hamburg for six rounds of tests that run back to back, with 10-minute breaks in between. All are designed to expose weaknesses in people’s “hard skills”: their mental arithmetic, visual percepti

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Q&A: A Memory From Out of the Blue

People sometimes experience random recollections during routine tasks such as housekeeping. Scientists call them “mind-pops.”

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MRSA-bakterier udvikler farlig evne: Gemmer sig for immunforsvaret

Forskere har fundet to typer MRSA, som er næsten usynlige for visse dele af immunforsvaret. Og evnen kan kan spredes til flere typer bakterier.

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New 3D body scanner uses 40 times less radiation than PET scans

New medical imager captures unprecedented 3D images of the human body. It's 40 times faster than PET scans, and can use 40 times less radiation. EXPLORER scanner makes PET and CT scans look old-fashioned. What do you get if you combine the technologies on which the two most successful medical imaging devices — positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray computed tomography (CT) — are based? You

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What’s New in the Latest U.S. Climate Assessment

More and more of the predicted impacts of global warming are now becoming a reality.

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For ants, unity is strength — and health

When a pathogen enters their colony, ants change their behavior to avoid the outbreak of disease. In this way, they protect the queen, brood and young workers from becoming ill.

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Crowdsourced field data shows importance of smallholder farms to global food production

A new global field size data set collected as part of a crowdsourcing citizen science project has shown that the proportion of smallholder farms may be much larger than previously thought, contributing much more to global food production.

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35 kidney genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk

Scientists have discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease. The discovery is a major advance in understanding of the significantly under-diagnosed disorder which, if left undetected, can lead to failing kidneys that need dialysis or kidney transplantation.

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Engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

Engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an 'ionic wind' — a silent but mighty flow of ions that is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained, steady flight.

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Musical training improves visual timing

Drummers and brass players are better able to judge the timing of visual stimuli than members of the color guard, according to a naturalistic study of the world-class drum corps Bluecoats. This counterintuitive finding extends previous research demonstrating superior sensory learning and memory from cross-training the brain's audio and visual systems.

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How hantaviruses infect lung cells

Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. Researchers report that hantaviruses gain entry to lung cells by 'unlocking' a cell-surface receptor called protocadherin-1 (PCDH1). Deleting this receptor made lab animals highly resistant to infection. The findings show that targeting PCDH1 could be a useful strategy against d

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Never-before-seen DNA recombination in the brain linked to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have identified gene recombination in neurons that produces thousands of new gene variants within Alzheimer's disease brains. The study reveals for the first time how the Alzheimer's-linked gene, APP, is recombined by using the same type of enzyme found in HIV. The findings provide rationale for evaluating HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer's. It also provides an expl

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'Longevity protein' rejuvenates muscle healing in old mice

A protein found in healing muscles of younger mice helps older animals bounce back from injury.

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The origins of asymmetry: A protein that makes you do the twist

Asymmetry plays a major role in biology at every scale: think of DNA spirals, the fact that the human heart is positioned on the left, our preference to use our left or right hand. An international team has shown how a single protein induces a spiral motion in another molecule. Through a domino effect, this causes cells, organs, and indeed the entire body to twist, triggering lateralized behavior.

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Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years. Instead, the researchers argue that long-term environmental change drove the extinctions, mainly in the form of grassland expansion likely caused by falling atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.

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The Atlantic Daily: Will This Change Your Mind?

Editor’s note : The Atlantic Daily will return in its regular format on Monday, November 26. Here are a few evening reads, and some pointers on what to watch this weekend. What to Read Why publish a dire federal climate report the day after Thanksgiving? “The report visits each region of the country, describing the local upheavals wrought by a global transformation. If you think the Friday after

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A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President

A massive new federal report describes a country in ecological collapse and infrastructural ruin by 2100. They released it on Black Friday.

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Scientists can now swap out bad spinal discs with lab-grown alternatives—at least in goats

Health A major mehhhdical advance. The goal is to figure out how to replace damaged intervertebral discs with ones grown in the laboratory using the patient’s own stem cells.

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A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday

On Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, the federal government published a massive and dire new report on climate change. The report warns, repeatedly and directly, that climate change could soon imperil the American way of life, transforming every region of the country, imposing frustrating costs on the economy, and harming the health of virtually every citizen. Most significantly, the

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Understanding The Impacts Of Climate Change

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel about the National Climate Assessment released on Friday and whether the impacts of climate change being felt already are reversible.

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Should parents lie to kids about Santa Claus? We asked the experts.

Science Balancing holiday magic with the cold, hard truth. In the United States, 85 percent of 4-year-olds believe in Santa Claus. Is that OK?

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Retailers look to millennials for holiday shopping cheer

As the US holiday shopping season kicked off Friday, retailers were looking to an unexpected savior to keep the tills humming: millennials.

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Nissan CEO tells staff feels 'dismay' at Ghosn scandal

Nissan chief Hirohito Saikawa spoke of his "resentment and dismay" at revelations of misconduct by former company chief Carlos Ghosn in a letter to company employees.

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Israeli sues Airbnb over ouster of settler rentals

Israeli lawyers have filed a class action against Airbnb after its decision to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its rental listings.

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Climate correction: when scientists get it wrong

On November 1, AFP joined news outlets around the world in covering the release of a major academic paper warning that our oceans were warming dramatically quicker than previously thought.

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What makes a California wildfire the worst? Deaths and size

The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for devastating blazes.

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Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump.

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Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn't very kind to visitors

Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors.

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Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on US life

Climate change could cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and damage health, a major report warns.

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Photos of the Week: Thailand Skywalk, Chernobyl Deer, Laser Garden

Black Friday snowflakes, turkeys at the White House, the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro, F-35As in Utah, immigrants in transit through Mexico, protests in Chile, England, Sri Lanka, and Greece, the reopening of Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal, a volcanic eruption in Guatemala, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and much more

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U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of G.D.P. by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.

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Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says

According to the government's most comprehensive assessment to date, climate change has already damaged American infrastructure and cost both money and lives. (Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

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Here’s what you should do before setting up that new smart speaker

Gadgets Of course you bought a smart speaker—they're so cheap! Here's how to get the most out of it. It's not exactly plug-and-play.

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Smoother and safer flying

Flying through a patch of severe and unexpected turbulence is an unforgettable, unsettling and sometimes painful experience for tens of thousands of passengers each year.

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Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice

ESA's Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet's surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere.

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Trilobites: Beneath Antarctica’s Ice Is a Graveyard of Dead Continents

Data from a European satellite has revealed the tectonic underworld below the frozen southernmost continent.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann on Visual Search

Pinterest’s CEO tells WIRED why the future of search is more about pointing a camera lens at an object than it is about typing words into a search bar. Plus: Our top holiday gift picks.

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PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch: Which console should you buy?

One of the biggest staples of holiday sales aren't just the fancy new 4K TVs, it's what you can play on them.

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When to repair your computer and when to replace it

DIY Make the cost-effective choice. Repairs can stretch out your computer’s lifespan, but at a certain point, your money might be better spent on a new machine. Here’s how to know which choice to make.

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Yes, You Can Haz PDF

New tools are helping researchers legally access scientific papers, anywhere — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Første flyvetur nogensinde: Nyt fly har ingen bevægelige dele og siger ikke en lyd

I en gymnastiksal fløj det, der måske er fremtidens fly, for nyligt sin allerførste flyvetur.

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Graphene generators could let you recharge a phone with your breath

Water droplets in the air hold tiny amounts of electric charge that can be harvested by graphene – meaning your breath could power your gadgets

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Does NASA have any climate change skeptics?

How widespread within NASA is the conviction that human activity is responsible for climate change? Michelle Thaller knows. She has worked with hundreds of Earth scientists at NASA who study the climate. It's important to note that NASA is an apolitical organization devoted to science, not policy solutions.

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'Sci-fi' plane with no moving parts flies successfully

MIT scientists create the first plane to fly without moving parts.

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Keeping an eye on InSight

A European antenna in Australia will soon be tracking a US mission currently preparing to land on Mars.

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Buying a new 4K HDR TV this holiday season? Read this first

Look through early Black Friday ads at Best Buy and Target, and you'll find plenty of eye-catching TV deals.

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Don't ask Siri about Donald Trump today

Politics are bound to be a topic of conversation at Thanksgiving meals across the country today. Whether someone at your meal decides to share their thoughts on the state of America in 2018 is up to them.

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Discovery of child pornography leads to Tumblr's removal from Apple's App Store

The social networking service Tumblr announced Monday that its iOS app had been removed from Apple's App Store after child sexual abuse content had been found on the platform during a routine audit.

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New York University urged to use UAE links to help jailed UK academic

Academics ask New York University to use its Abu Dhabi campus to press the UAE government for the release of Matthew Hedges Around 200 academics from New York University have called on their institution to publicly condemn the life imprisonment of the Durham PhD student accused of spying by the United Arab Emirates. In a letter addressed to NYU president, Andrew Hamilton, the academics said the u

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Genåbning af Langeskov Station koster samfundet 336 mio. kr.

Der er så få passagerer på Langeskov Station, at beslutningen om at genåbne stationen vil give et samfundsøkonomisk underskud på 6,7 mio. kr. hvert år.

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USA beder allierede droppe Huawei-udstyr

Den amerikanske regering forsøger at overbevise tele- og internetudbydere i allierede lande om at gå uden om kinesiske Huawei.

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Universitet lukker ingeniørstudier og holder topmøde med minister om tekniske uddannelser

Forskningsministeren vil blive mødt af demonstrerende studerende, når Aalborg Universitet på mandag afholder et topmøde om vigtigheden af tekniske uddannelser på campus i København. For netop her lukker grønne ingeniørstudier som følge af regeringens politik.

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French drone maker Parrot cuts more jobs as sales nose-dive

French drone specialist Parrot said Friday that it would cut around 100 jobs after its third-quarter sales slumped by 40 percent, putting a major dent in its revival plans.

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US urging allies to shun Huawei: WSJ

The United States is trying to persuade wireless companies and internet providers in allied countries to shun equipment made by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, citing cyber security risks, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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See Spectacular Lunar Mission Images in 3D (Photos)

New book "Mission Moon: 3D" presents the history of NASA's Apollo missions, with 3D photographs.

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See the Apollo Moon Missions Like Astronauts Did — In 3D

Stereo 3D brings new depth to archival images of the Apollo missions to the moon.

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CO2-kvoter, nettonul og trylle-kreditter: Her er din klimapolitik-ordbog

Her er syv af hoved-begreberne i den klimapolitik, som netop har fået kritik af Klimarådet.

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People keep asking why I don’t have children. I don’t know what to say

Resist the urge to over-explain yourself, says Annalisa Barbieri – you have nothing to apologise for I’m a middle-aged woman, and many women I meet ask if I have children. I do not. They often ask why not, but I cannot tell them. The real reason is because I am a failure, both personally and professionally, and have been for most of my life. There are many causes – a mental health condition that

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Lovforslag: Retsmedicinere skal obducere alle pludselige og uventede dødsfald

Nyt lovforslag lægger op til at flytte flere obduktioner fra hospitalerne til de retsmedicinske institutter. Det møder stor opbakning fra retsmedicinere og patologer.

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Artists Strive to Make Climate Impacts "Visceral"

Art that provokes emotions can complement climate science — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Break in the Quest for the Quantum Speed Limit

A ubiquitous quantum phenomenon has been detected in a large class of superconducting materials, fueling a growing belief among physicists that an unknown organizing principle governs the collective behavior of particles and determines how they spread energy and information. Understanding this organizing principle could be a key into “quantum strangeness at its deepest level,” says Subir Sachdev

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How to make customer service actually respond to you

DIY Force them to pay attention. What happens when a company won’t refund your purchase—or worse, refuses to answer the phone in the first place? Here’s how to get a response from customer service.

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Time to break academic publishing’s stranglehold on research

Science journals are laughing all the way to the bank, locking the results of publicly funded research behind exorbitant paywalls. A campaign to make content free must succeed

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Black Friday 2018 Deal: littleBits Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

The STEM toy company littleBits has a Black Friday 2018 deal just might perfect for your little superhero: The Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, but you better act fast. Amazon is offering the STEM kit at a deep discount for today only.

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Breast cancers enhance their growth by recruiting cells from bone marrow

Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow. The study, which will be published Nov. 23 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts lowers the odds of surviving breast cancer, but suggests that targeting these cells could be an effective

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Can You Get a Sunburn in Winter?

Here's a case for wearing sunscreen 365 days a year.

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Mars Landing: NASA's InSight Is Built for Absurd Conditions

The latest robot to visit the red planet is built to withstand dust storms and temperatures that can melt steel during entry, descent, and landing.

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How and Where to Watch the NASA InSight Mars Landing

Here are the best livestreams and watch parties to keep tabs on the spacecraft as it completes its Mars landing Monday.

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Smart mini-backpacks for chickens can monitor their welfare on farms

Small backpacks for chickens can monitor their wellbeing by detecting different behaviours. The team behind the idea calls them “Fitbits for chickens”

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Google fejrer Valdemar Poulsens 149 års fødselsdag

Skaberen af det 20. århundredes største danskeingeniørbedrift blev født 23. november 1869.

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Fin tilfredshed blandt sygehuslæger i Syddanmark

Sygehuslægerne i Region Syddanmark er generelt tilfredse med deres arbejde, viser regionens undersøgelse af medarbejdernes trivsel.

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The Snake-Poo Doctor

In 1862, an Edinburgh-trained physician, John Hastings, published a slim volume about the treatment of tuberculosis and other diseases of the lungs. It advocates the use of substances that much of the profession would regard as unorthodox, as he acknowledges in his preface: It has been suggested that the peculiar character of these agents may possibly prove a bar to their employment for medicinal

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Astronaut on ISS captures spacecraft launch footage

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst captures the launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft.

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No, You Don't Have to Locate Your Startup in the Bay Area

Investors and entrepreneurs Alexis Ohanian and Jewel Burks on escaping the San Francisco investor bubble.

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How a Dig at Trump's Immigration Policy Ended Up in 'Mortal Engines'

Peter Jackson's new movie may be set in the future, but it's got a few very now moments.

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The Lawn Grass Probably Isn't Greener

Conventional lawns are not sustainable, and one expert says it’s time to consider alternatives — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Rick's Wash-Plant Gets Rocked Up | Gold Rush

Rick's wash-plant hits a snag when too many rocks get poured in. Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRush/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.com/Discovery We're on Instagram! htt

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The UK tech sector is deeply divided over the Brexit deal

The industry has fallen into two main camps: one which wants to reject the deal and have a second referendum, and another which says any deal is better than no deal.

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Cyber Monday 2018: Best Headphone Deals From Beats to Bose

We scoured the web to find the best audio deals for Cyber Monday.

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MS symptoms improved by treatment that attacks glandular fever virus

The suspected link between glandular fever – mono – and multiple sclerosis has grown stronger after a trial found that treating the virus improves MS symptoms

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An audacious new plan will make all science free. Can it work?

We fund scientific research through our taxes but often have to pay a hefty fee to read its findings. An uprising aims to bring the knowledge paywall crashing down

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Why Kids Like ‘Parenting’ Their Toys

Two years ago around this time, on Black Friday 2016, the hunt for the Hatchimals was escalating rapidly. Hatchimals, the $60 battery-operated, interactive toys made by Spin Master and introduced in October 2016, had quickly become a craze—the late-2010s iteration of the Cabbage Patch Kid doll or the Tickle-Me Elmo. They went on to dominate that year’s holiday gift-toy market —and this year, Spin

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The Favourite Is a Deliciously Nasty Satire of Royal-Court Intrigue

The Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has long been thrilled by the awesome, hurtful power of human interaction. His fiendish breakout film, Dogtooth , followed two parents who never let their grown children leave the house, thus warping their kids’ understanding of the world. The director’s English-language debut, The Lobster , envisioned the dating process as a Kafkaesque bureaucracy : The story

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Mueller and a Blue House Could Bring Down Trump

On May 17, 1973, Senator Sam Ervin Jr. opened Senate hearings into the Watergate affair. “It is the constitutional duty of this committee,” he said, to expeditiously investigate allegations that American democracy “has been subverted and its foundations shaken.” Ervin, a Democrat, did not mince words in characterizing the gravity of the accusations leveled against Richard Nixon’s campaign and adm

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Klimarådet: Sådan når vi klimamålene uden kvoter og trylleri

I en ny analyse kritiserer Klimarådet regeringens klimaplan og foreslår en række konkrete løsninger i stedet.

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Turn Off Siri on Your Lock Screen for Better iOS Security

Every new version of iOS seems to bring with it a fresh lock screen bypass. Head the next one off by shushing Siri on your lock screen.

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Cyber Monday 2018: Best TV and Home Theater Online Deals

We've found great deals on television sets, soundbars, Roku, Fire TV, and more for Cyber Monday.

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50 years ago, screwworm flies inspired a new approach to insect control

The United States has wiped out screwworm flies repeatedly since 1966 using the sterile male eradication technique.

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Immigration Status Should Not Silence Scientists

Visa-holders face obstacles in writing for the general public, but there is a way around them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Hjælp fra vores læsere: Har du også købt klima-kompensation?

Vi vil gerne høre om, hvilke projekter læserne har investeret i for at kompensere for deres udslip af drivhusgasser.

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Patent talk: New-car smell removal courting consumers in China

"Mmm. Love the smell of a new car!" How often have you heard from that from a starstruck passenger getting his or her first ride in your cruiser. Not so fast. One man's new-car nirvana is another's eeew. Evidently, Ford is thinking of not having to appease either side by keeping it simple stupid: bake out the smell altogether. Ford has an application for a patent that features a system to put an e

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Spanish Amazon workers in 'Black Friday' strikeAmazon Europe BF UK

Workers at Amazon's biggest logistics centre in Spain went on strike on the day of the online retailer's "Black Friday" sales bonanza, a union and the company said.

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Is a Recession Coming?

In December 2007, Larry Kudlow, then a talking head for the business network CNBC, proclaimed, “There’s no recession coming. It’s not going to happen.” That same month, the economy plunged into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. This week, Larry Kudlow, now the director of the National Economic Council, stood on the White House lawn and struck a familiar note: “I’m reading so

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The Electoral College Conundrum

Even in the pantheon of maligned features of the American republic—gerrymandering, the Senate, first-past-the-post, voter repression—the Electoral College stands out. It’s a chimera, a system that serves as a rubber stamp when it’s working well, and as a massive, semi-automatic check on the popular will when it’s not. Formed as a deliberative body, it now has only a ceremonial semblance of such a

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In the New College Football, Alabama Is Still Out Front

Back in January, in the championship game of the College Football Playoff, Tua Tagovailoa had an introduction that seemed hard to top. With the Alabama Crimson Tide trailing the Georgia Bulldogs 13-0 at the half, Tagovailoa—then a little-known freshman from Hawaii—came on in relief of the Tide starter Jalen Hurts. Alabama had won four national titles since the arrival of the head coach Nick Saban

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Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint

A diet supplemented with red algae could lessen the huge amounts of greenhouse gases emitted by cows and sheep, if we can just figure out how to grow enough.

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Umuligt at finde ud af, hvordan vores klimapenge til SAS bliver brugt

Både SAS og flyselskabets britiske projektudbyder afviser at give indsigt i, hvad der sker med de 40 kroner, som Ingeniøren betaler i klima-kompensation for en fiktiv tur til New York.

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Signal-skandalen: Så røg plan B i vasken

Den gode nyhed: Udbygningen af det nye signalsystem går næsten som ventet. Den dårlige: Immunisering af de eksisterende signaler er så dyrt og besværligt, at der ikke længere er noget alternativ for den danske jernbane.

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Hør ugens podcast: Ny type flymotor og ugennemsigtig CO2-kompensation

Ny lydløs flymotor uden bevægelige dele kan blive fremtiden i droner. Når du køber klimakompensation for flyrejser, er projekterne ugennemskuelige og uden kontrol. Nødopkaldssystemet eCall til biler er fuld af fejl.

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Staffordshire hoard: Replicas of 'king's helmet' on show

Two replicas, based on gold and silver fragments found in the Staffordshire hoard, go on show.

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Kvalitetsvurdering kræver datagrundlag

Skævvredet debat om pankreascancerkirurgien.

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Klimarådet: Danmark når ikke 6 ud af 8 klimamål med nuværende politik

Danmark forventes at overskride sine udledningsrettigheder i samtlige år frem mod 2030.

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Klimarådet: Politikernes klima-kurs er urealistisk og uambitiøs

Ny analyse kritiserer de politiske klimaplaner, som sænker tempoet på Danmarks grønne omstilling markant.

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Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi's sacred riverbanks

Boats loaded with wood arrive almost constantly at the ghats of Varanasi for around 200 cremations per day on the banks of India's holy Ganges river.

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Australia's spring brings fires, snow, wild winds and dust storms

Dust storms, raging bushfires, gale-force winds, heatwaves, thunder and snow, flash flooding and driving rain—Australia is enduring a bout of wild weather that's hit all parts of the vast continent in recent days.

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Bollywood's T-Series to take YouTube top-spot from PewDiePie

A Bollywood music giant is on course to overtake controversial Swedish vlogger PewDiePie at the top of the YouTube channel subscribers chart in the coming days in a new landmark for India's digital rise.

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Keen to see a komodo dragon? $500 please, says Indonesian governor

Tourists keen for a close-up look at komodo dragons in their natural habitat could be hit with an alarming bill, if one Indonesian politician gets his way.

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Ghosn's income under-reporting 'may reach $71 million'

Nissan's disgraced former chairman Carlos Ghosn under-reported his income by a total of $71 million—much more than initially suspected—Japanese media reported Friday.

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China confirms first swine fever cases in Beijing

China's agriculture ministry on Friday confirmed the first cases of African swine fever in Beijing, a disease that has spread across the country despite efforts to contain it.

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Cold turkey! Minus 26 atop Mount Washington for Thanksgiving

It's downright cold atop Mount Washington, home to some of the most brutal weather in the Northeast.

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Canadian scientist names beetle after Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around.

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Samsung apologizes over sicknesses, deaths of some workers

Samsung Electronics apologized Friday for illnesses and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.

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The White Coat Effect in Animals: Reducing Fear in the Vet Clinic

Fear during veterinary visits is a problem for everyone involved. While everyone wants less of it, there is limited evidence to support any interventions right now.

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Voluntary severance at my university has damaged staff morale | Anonymous academic

My university is making cuts to improve its rankings performance, but the pressure on staff is making things worse In the past few years, universities across the UK have launched so-called “voluntary” severance programmes aimed at shedding hundreds of staff. The programme at my institution, though, explicitly threatens compulsory redundancies if too few staff “volunteer”. The alleged objective of

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Meet the woman combing abandoned office buildings for unwanted treasures.

Self-styled 'Resource Goddess' Cat Fletcher is paid to comb abandoned office buildings for items that can be re-used rather than discarded.

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Universities must tackle the big ethnicity pay gap | Laurence Hopkins

Minority ethnic staff are stuck on the lowest rungs of the career ladder. They need more opportunities to rise up Would you be surprised to read that women may earn more on average than men in higher education? If you’ve followed gender pay gap reporting over recent years, it’s an improbable statement. Yet one of the findings of our research on pay differences in universities is that white women

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Bringing genetics into trans identity is a terrifying path | Fury

Talking about genes and biology in relation to gender entrenches the idea that gender is fixed and rigid A study looking at a possible genetic marker for gender dysphoria has sent off alarm bells in the trans community. A team from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research investigated a set of gene variations that appeared more frequently in the DNA of trans women than of cisgender men. This stud

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NovaSAR: UK radar satellite returns first images

Sydney Harbour and the Egyptian pyramids feature in debut images from the first all-UK radar spacecraft.

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Jysk praksis får Den Gyldne Skalpel

På få år er det lykkedes tre storbylæger fra Aarhus at løse lægemanglen i Grenaa og skabe et stærkt og innovativt almen medicinsk tilbud til 6.750 af byens borgere. Dagens Medicins initiativpris, Den Gyldne Skalpel, går i år til Lægefællesskabet i Grenå.

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Dataetiker efter ANPG-sag: Uholdbart at jurister ikke ved mere om teknologi

Et simpelt ord som ‘slette’ kan blive tvetydigt, når man blander jura og teknologi, mener persondataekspert på baggrund af sag om backup af politiets nummerpladefotos.

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Kommentar: Sundhedsplatformens nye ekspertråd har sat kritikerne uden for døren

Flere oplagte it- og sundhedsfagfolk er ikke blevet spurgt om at deltage i det nye ekspertråd til Sundhedsplatformen.

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Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers

Urgent planting of wildflowers will attract pollinators and boost farmers’ food crops, expert to tell UN The collapse in bee populations can be reversed if countries adopt a new farmer-friendly strategy, the architect of a new masterplan for pollinators will tell the UN biodiversity conference this week. Stefanie Christmann of the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas will p

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In Northern Ireland, Vigilante Violence Keeps Terrorizing Communities

“We have to go, son.” The young man trots down the stairs and climbs into a car. His mother drives in silence, tears gathering in her eyes. She stops near a parking lot. “I love you,” she says. He doesn’t respond. He pushes the car door open and walks into the lot, behind some low-slung buildings. His breath grows rapid, ragged, anxious. Men in balaclavas approach. Within seconds it’s over. A pop

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Can we trust artificial intelligence lie detectors? – Science Weekly podcast

Liar liar, pants on fire? In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether it will ever be possible to build intelligent machines to detect porky pies How good are you at lying? Could you fool a friend? How about a machine? We’ve recently learned that the EU is about to start trailing an artificially intelligent machine, or as the

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Ornate gold helmet from Staffordshire hoard recreated

Parts of the replicas rely on ‘respectable guesstimate’ of what the original looked like Experts working on the Staffordshire hoard have recreated one of its great treasures, a rare gold helmet, revealing for the first time the spectacular impression its original wearer would have made. The hoard, discovered by a metal detectorist in a field near Lichfield in 2009, is the largest collection of An

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Can we trust artificial intelligence lie detectors? – Science Weekly podcast

Liar liar, pants on fire? In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether it will ever be possible to build intelligent machines to detect porky pies

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Can we trust AI lie detectors? Chips with Everything podcast

In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether we will ever be able to build an intelligent machine to detect our lies. And if we did, could we trust it?

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Vi tør prøve nyt af – også alt det svære

Odense Universitetshospital er landets bedste til hjertebehandling. Det viser Dagens Medicins analyse af de kliniske databasetal. Mange nyskabelser på hospitalet kommer ‘nedefra’, og OUH forsøger at være den gode storebror for regionens øvrige afdelinger. Der er dog plads til forbedringer, når det gælder det stigende antal komplekse patienter med komorbiditet.

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Thoraxkirurgien er under pres

Markant fald i antal hjertebypassoperationer. Indgreb på forkalkede aortaklapper, som i stigende grad udføres af invasive kardiologer, frem for af thoraxkirurger. Det er nogle af de områder, som aktuelt er med til at ændre thoraxkirurgernes traditionelle rolle.

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Vanskeligt at vurdere kvalitet af bypasskirurgi på Rigshospitalet

Kvalitetsrapport præget af manglende indrapportering i forbindelse med Sundhedsplatformen.

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Svært at diagnosticere neurologiske problemer efter kirurgi

Forbigående blodprop i hjernen kan være svær at skelne fra forvirring og uro hos patienten.

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Aortaklapkirurgi holder standarden

Komplikationer og dødelighed efter isoleret aortaklap-operation er på niveau med de seneste år.

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Skånsom behandling af aortaaneurismer vinder frem

Endovaskulær behandling af aortaaneurismer bruges næsten lige så hyppigt som åben kirurgisk rekonstruktion.

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Lavt antal komplikationer giver mistanke om underrapportering

Uensartet registrering af komplikationer efter ballonudvidelser rejser mistanke om underrapportering.

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Sundhedsplatformen giver problemer med dataopsamling og indrapportering

Data mangler for i alt 2.614 KAG-undersøgelser fra hospitalerne i Region Hovedstaden og Region Sjælland.

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Markant fald i etårsdødelighed

Samtlige indikatorer for behandling af hjertesvigtpatienter er opfyldt på landsplan og i samtlige regioner.

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Stor undersøgelse: Vegetarisk og vegansk kost går ud over knoglerne

Du skal huske kalktabletter, hvis du skærer kød, æg og mælk fra din kost. Ellers risikerer du at få svage knogler, viser forskning.

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Ventetid til carotis-operation skal længere ned

Ventetid kirurgisk indgreb efter forbigående blodprop i hjernen er uacceptabel, mener styregruppe.

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Store regionale og lokale variationer i brugen af perifer bypass

Antallet af perifere bypassbehandlinger varierer betydeligt mellem regionerne og hospitalerne.

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Sådan kårer vi de bedste til hjerte-kar

Dagens Medicin udpeger i dag Danmarks bedste hospitaler til behandling af hjerte-kar-sygdomme.

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Her er de bedste til ni behandlinger af hjertesygdomme

Med hjælp fra hjertespecialister har vi fundet frem til de dygtigste inden for ni forskellige hjertebehandlinger.

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Tillykke til Grenaa! Tillykke til Freitag! Tillykke til ­almen praksis!

Lægefællesskab i Grenaa er et lysende symbol på, at almen praksis er ved at rejse sig.

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Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel reddede menneskeliv

Ny undersøgelse sætter store spørgsmålstegn ved visdommen i at stoppe Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel.

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Bispebjergs fredede haver skal gøres helende igen

Arkitekter kommer på en delikat opgave med at modernisere de enestående, men ikke så tidssvarende haver på Bispebjerg Hospital. Haverne vil blive målrettet patientgrupper som f.eks. barslende, hudpatienter og patienter i palliation. Fond støtter med 34 mio. kr.

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Regioner på vej med retningslinjer for glukosemålere

Regionerne har påtaget sig at betale for glukosemålere til voksne med type-1 diabetes. Retningslinjerne for tildeling af målerne kommer i begyndelsen af 2019, vurderer Poul Erik Jakobsen, direktør for Steno Diabetes Center Nordjylland.

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Seks store kommuner ønsker mere ansvar for psykiatrisk behandling

Landets seks største byer går sammen for at fastholde hele misbrugsområdet på kommunale hænder. Siden nytår har alt ellers tydet på, at misbrugsbehandlingen for psykiatriske patienter skulle flyttes over i regionen.

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Opfølgningsprogram fanger ikke hjernemetastaser hos lungekræftpatienter

Nyt studie viser, at opfølgningsprogrammet for patienter med lungekræft ikke fanger hjernemetastaser. Forsker bag studiet mener, at systematiske hjernescanninger bør indføres i programmet.

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CO2-projekter uden kontrol: Klima-aflad er et tåget marked

Hverken FN eller andre myndigheder kontrollerer, om klimaet rent faktisk får det bedre, når vi køber klimakompensation for eksempelvis flyrejser.

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Cyber Monday 2018: Best Laptop, Tablet, and Phone Deals

Our favorite deals on iPhones, Surface, and Chromebooks for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Bagsiden: Behøver energiministeren at forstå sit eget lovforslag?

Matematik for folket: Sådan regner du biogasstøtteforlængelsestiden ud

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Over half of former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of psychological disorders

Patients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and/or depression, according to a study published in open access journal Critical Care. Those reporting symptoms of depression after critical illness appear to be at a greater risk of death.

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ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health

Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station (ISS). The strains found in space were not pathogenic to humans, but researchers believe they should be studied for potential health implications for future missions, according to a study published in the open acce

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Cyber Monday 2018: The Absolute Best Tech Deals Online

Don't bother trudging to the store. We’ve gathered the best online Cyber Week tech deals for 2018, from smart speakers to fitness trackers and more.

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ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health

Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station (ISS). The strains found in space were not pathogenic to humans, but researchers believe they should be studied for potential health implications for future missions, according to a study published in the open acce

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Treating COPD patients for anxiety using CBT reduces hospital visits and is cost-effective

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Brief CBT sessions with respiratory nurses reduced feelings of anxiety for patients with COPD, and resulted in less frequent use of A&E and hospital services.

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Could an anti-global warming atmospheric spraying program really work?

A program to reduce Earth's heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, but unreasonably costly with current technology, and would be unlikely to remain secret.Those are the key findings of new research published today in Environmental Research Letters, which looked at the capabilities and costs of various methods of delivering sulphates into the

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Weighted Blankets: How They Work

Weighted blankets are touted for helping people to calm down, and sleep better. But do they really live up to these claims?

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What do psychopaths and creatives have in common?

History is full of anecdotes of unempathetic and arrogant geniuses, from Beethoven to Picasso. An emerging stream of research has uncovered that many creative people are not successful in spite of their unpleasant personalities, but because of them — at least in part. Clarifying the relationships between psychopathic personality traits and creative success can help us understand what goes into ge

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Solar geoengineering could be ‘remarkably inexpensive’ – report

Spreading particles in stratosphere to fight climate change may cost $2bn a year Cooling the Earth by injecting sun-blocking particles into the stratosphere could be “remarkably inexpensive”, according to the most detailed engineering analysis to date. The fear of a rogue nation or military force unilaterally taking control of the global climate is unfounded, the researchers added, as the many th

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Study shows 60% of Britons believe in conspiracy theories

Leavers more likely to doubt immigration figures and think there is a plot to make Muslims the majority in UK Sixty per cent of British people believe at least one conspiracy theory about how the country is run or the veracity of information they have been given, a major new study has found, part of a pattern of deep distrust of authority that has become widespread across Europe and the US. In th

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Could an anti-global warming atmospheric spraying program really work?

A program to reduce Earth's heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, but unreasonably costly with current technology, and would be unlikely to remain secret.

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China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears

A new unit at a Serbian coal-fired power station focuses concerns on China's role in global warming.

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Poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than the rich in 'deeply worrying' trend for UK

The gap between the life expectancy of the richest and poorest sectors of society in England is increasing, according to new research from Imperial College London.

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The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Hypnotherapy could help relieve irritable bowel syndrome symptoms

Peer-reviewed / Randomised Controlled Trial / PeopleGut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists appears as effective in group or individual sessions, potentially offering a new treatment option for irritable bowel syndrome in primary and secondary care

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Sick ants stay clear of their co-workers to stop disease spreading

Ants exposed to a potentially lethal fungal pathogen spend less time in the nest – a strategy that helps protect co-workers and the queen from becoming infected

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Scientists find remains of huge ancient herbivore

A giant, plant-eating creature with a beak-like mouth and reptilian features may have roamed the Earth during the late Triassic period more than 200 million years ago, scientists said Thursday.

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ALMA's highest frequency receiver produces its first scientific result on massive star formation

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has tuned in another new channel for signals from space. Using its highest frequency receivers yet, researchers obtained 695 radio signatures for various molecules, including simple sugar, in the direction of a massive star forming region. These first scientific results from the ALMA Band 10 receivers developed in Japan ensure a promising fut

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Gigantic mammal 'cousin' discovered

During the Triassic period (252-201 million years ago) mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, pterosaurs, turtles, frogs, and lizards. One group of therapsids are the dicynodonts. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden, together with colleagues in Poland, have discovered fossils from a new genus of gigantic dicynodont. The new speci

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Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years. Instead, the researchers argue that long-term environmental change drove the extinctions, mainly in the form of grassland expansion likely caused by falling atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.

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Establishing a universal forensic DNA database

In the wake of recent high-profile successes catching criminals using publicly-accessible genomic data, results that build momentum for this approach, James Hazel and colleagues argue for the establishment of a universal forensic DNA database for law enforcement purposes.

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When working ants take a sick day, the whole colony benefits

Scientists have shown that the social insect Lasius niger (or black garden ant) changes its behavior following exposure to a fungus, a strategy that protects the most vulnerable and important members of the colony from infection.

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Environmental change, not hominin hunters, drove the demise of African megaherbivores

Environmental changes, not the often-blamed ancestors of modern humans, led to the several-million-year decline of east African megaherbivores — large-bodied mammals like elephants, rhinos and hippos — a new study finds.

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Elephant-sized Triassic creature sheds new light on old theories

The recent discovery of the gargantuan four-legged creature Lisowicia bojani, from the Late Triassic period of Poland, has overturned established beliefs that the only giant herbivores to roam Triassic lands were dinosaurs, report Tomasz Sulej and Grzegorz Nied?wiedzki.

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