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The U.S.-Mexico Relationship Is About to Get Weirder

The president of the United States is threatening to close the border with Mexico to prevent the entry of Central Americans seeking asylum. He is also threatening to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t finance his border wall. All this in the same week that he intends to sign a new, revised North American Free Trade Agreement, rebranded as the USMCA. It’s a confusing juxtaposition for Me

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When it comes to using birth control, both intention and attitude matter

A new VA study adds to the evidence that women's intentions around becoming pregnant don't fully explain whether and how they use contraception. Rather, their attitudes toward becoming pregnant also play a role.

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Climate change risks 'extinction domino effect'

New research reveals the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change increases the risk of an 'extinction domino effect' that could annihilate all life on Earth.This would be the worst-case scenario of what scientists call 'co-extinctions', where an organism dies out because it depends on another doomed species, with the findings published today in the journal Scientifi

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Age alone doesn't increase complications of free-flap breast reconstruction in older women

Breast reconstruction using a 'free flap' from the patient's abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Functional nasal surgery relieves chronic headache for some patients

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Hubble uncovers thousands of globular star clusters scattered among galaxies

Astronomers using Hubble found a whopping 22,426 globular star clusters in a nearby neighborhood of galaxies.

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Study finds sexual trauma survivors have clear preferences in obstetric care

Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) surveyed women with a history of sexual trauma and found that they have clear preferences regarding how they communicate their history with providers as well as certain aspects of their treatment plan. Published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, these results can help inform providers on best practices when caring for these women.

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Adoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habits

Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their wallets, said Yuqian Xu, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois.

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Gas clouds whirling around black hole form heart of distant astronomical object

Astronomers have concluded that gas clouds rapidly moving around a central black hole form the very heart of the 3C 327 quasar, confirming earlier measurements.

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Hidden biodiversity: 22 new moth species from across Europe

Following a long-year study of the family of twirler moths, scientists have discovered a startling total of 44 new species, including as many as 22 species inhabiting various regions throughout Europe. Given that the Old Continent is the most extensively researched one, their findings pose fundamental questions about our knowledge of biodiversity.

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An important step towards completely secure quantum communication networks

The quest for a secure information network is on. Researchers have recently succeeded in boosting the storage time of quantum information, using a small glass container filled with room temperature atoms, taking an important step towards a secure quantum encoded distribution network.

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Male body types can help hone what diet and exercise you need

In the 1940s, William Herbert Sheldon, Jr. invented somatotypes to differentiate male bodies. Understanding your physical composition can help you choose a workout plan and diet. There is variation between heights and muscle composition, so fine-tuning is necessary. None Yesterday morning I was discussing body types with my workout partner. I mentioned what it would take for me to put on mass—qui

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Prehistoric whales used to simply suck their food out of the ocean

A 33-million-year-old-fossil suggests some whales evolved baleens for filter feeding only after losing their teeth, so they must have sucked food from the water

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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity Just Survived a Massive Crash in Outer Space

Once again, a decades-old theory of gravity has survived a modern scientific onslaught. Einstein wins again.

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Gene variation may explain most severe CTE

A genetic variation in a gene called TMEM106B could explain why similar levels of head trauma can cause some people to suffer more drastic symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) than others, according to a new study. After 10 years of studying brains that families of deceased military service people, football players, and other contact-sport athletes donated, researchers have amassed

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Vindkraft og elektrificering præger udspil til ny klimastrategi for EU

Med otte konkrete scenarier anviser EU-Kommissionen forskellige veje til klimaneutralitet for hele EU i 2050. Et af scenarierne har brint som central energibærer.

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The Infinite Lifespan of Memes

Brandon Moore, creator of the "What are those?" meme, died this week. But his cultural legacy endures.

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Where America’s College Kids Stay Up All Night

Neuroscientists describe the adolescent brain—that is, the human brain from ages 10 to 24—as a sort of lawless, hedonistic place: Throughout those particular years of development, “the brain’s region-specific neurocircuitry remains … vulnerable to impulsive sex, food, and sleep habits,” according to researchers . It’s hard to imagine a better place to observe all three of those phenomena simultan

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It’s No Wonder Netflix’s Mowgli Took Forever to Be Released

Andy Serkis is, by acclimation, the greatest motion-capture actor ever. That might sound like a backhanded compliment, but in this CGI-dappled, fantasy-dominated century of cinema, it’s an estimable title. As Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, Serkis found new and innovative ways to emote through layers of technology and make otherworldly characters feel tangible. So it makes some sor

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Wetland experts explain role of vital carbon sinks carbon cycle in new report

Wetlands and soils experts Rod Chimner and Evan Kane of Michigan Tech contributed to the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2).

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Making it easier to transform freeform 2D sketching into 3D Models

A new computational approach, built on data-driven techniques, is making it possible to turn simple 2D sketch into a realistic 3D shape, with little or no user input necessary.

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Even if doing a good job, women CEOs more likely to be fired

Women CEOs are much more likely than male CEOs to be dismissed, even when the women are performing well, according to research from The University of Alabama.

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Venetoclax combination approved for elderly AML

Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) often aren't healthy enough to receive intensive chemotherapy, and gentler treatments aren't very effective in treating this aggressive blood cancer.But a new option — a combination of a standard drug and the novel agent venetoclax — has been granted accelerated approval by the Food and Drug Administration for such patients after a large, multicen

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Lizards adapt to invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits

Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants–which can bite, sting, and kill lizards–reversing geographical trends in behavioral and physical traits used to avoid predators.

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Latest Cochrane review looks at pyrethroid-PBO nets for preventing malaria in Africa

Researchers from LSTM have confirmed that using pyrethroid-PBO treated nets to prevent malaria is more effective at killing mosquitoes in areas where there is a high level of resistance to pyrethroids.

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How a rat and bat helped heal a 90-year cultural rift

Mammalogists from the Field Museum in Chicago, James Cook University, and the Australian Museum went to the Solomon Islands in search of a giant rat and monkey-faced bat — and ended up playing a role in fostering peace between the Kwaio people of Malaita and the Western world. A reconciliation ceremony between the Kwaio and Australian scientists began the healing process for acts of violence comm

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Gas clouds whirling around black hole form heart of distant astronomical object

The GRAVITY international team of astronomers, including Prof. Hagai Netzer of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy, have concluded that gas clouds rapidly moving around a central black hole form the very heart of the 3C 327 quasar, confirming measurements conducted at TAU's Florence and George Wise Observatory in 2000.

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Inconspicuous protein key to deadly blood cancer

Mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) is a very aggressive blood cancer, capable of causing the growth of cancerous cells in numerous ways. Now, researchers at CSHL have revealed that a remarkably common protein is behind the cancer's drivers. By taking it away, the disease collapses.

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Decoding sleeping sickness signals could aid quest for treatments

Scientists have discovered how the parasite that causes sleeping sickness initiates a physical change in order to spread the disease.

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Central mechanisms of salt-induced hypertension

The research group of Professor Masaharu Noda of the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB) has now revealed that sympathetic activation leading to blood pressure increases was not induced by mandatory high salt intakes or the intraperitoneal/intracerebroventricular infusions of hypertonic NaCl solutions in Nax-knockout mice, in contrast to wild-type mice.

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Results of mass screening of children, teens for thyroid cancer following Fukushima nuclear accident

The accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in 2011 raised grave concerns about radioactive material released into the environment, including concerns over radiation-induced thyroid cancer. Ultrasound screenings for thyroid cancer were subsequently conducted in the Fukushima Health Management Survey. This observational study group includes about 324,000 people 18 or younger at

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Shape-shifting protein protects bacteria from invaders

Researchers have discovered how bacteria manage to destroy enemy DNA, while keeping their own genetic material safe.

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Stop — hey, what's that sound?

In a new study, researchers were able to see where in the brain, and how quickly — in milliseconds — the brain's neurons transition from processing the sound of speech to processing the language-based words of the speech.

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Brain stimulation relieves depression symptoms

Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), according to a UC San Francisco research study published Nov. 29, 2018 in Current Biology. The results are an important step toward developing a therapy for people with treatment-resistant depression, which affects as many

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With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

MIT researchers have now developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used distinguish between bacterial and viral forms of pneumonia. The technology could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the infection.

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Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found

Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. As reported in the journal Current Biology on Nov. 29, stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression at the start of the study.

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33-million-year-old whale from Oregon had neither teeth nor baleen

A study reported in Current Biology on Nov. 29 describes a 33-million-year-old fossil whale named Maiabalaena, which means 'mother whale.' The ancient whale from Oregon is especially remarkable in that it had neither teeth nor baleen.

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Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths

Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen — rows of flexible hair-like plates that blue whales, humpbacks and other marine mammals use to filter relatively tiny prey from gulps of ocean water. Now, Smithsonian scientists have discovered an important intermediary link in the evolution of this in

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Austrian-Danish research team discover as many as 22 new moth species from across Europe

Following a long-year study of the family of twirler moths, an Austrian-Danish research team discovered a startling total of 44 new species, including as many as 22 species inhabiting various regions throughout Europe.

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What's the difference between relative humidity and dew point?

Meteorologists often report the amount of moisture in the air as relative humidity or dew point.

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This Strange Hum Circled the Whole World. But Nobody Heard It.

There was a seismic hum that nobody could hear, and scientists still aren't sure what caused it.

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The Saudi Crown Prince Gets a Pass on Khashoggi at the G20

When leaders of the Group of 20 nations meet Friday in Argentina, they will discuss the global economy, climate and energy, and efforts to fight corruption. One item that will almost certainly not be on their agenda—despite the presence in their midst of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—is the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi hit squad. And Saudi Arabia is not alone in t

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Zaps to a certain spot in the brain may ease depression

When implanted electrodes stimulated a brain region just behind the eyes, people’s spirits were raised immediately.

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Decoding sleeping sickness signals could aid quest for treatments

Key insights into how the parasites behind sleeping sickness boost their ability to spread could aid efforts to beat the disease.

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Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths

Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen—rows of flexible hair-like plates that blue whales, humpbacks and other marine mammals use to filter relatively tiny prey from gulps of ocean water. The unusual structure enables the world's largest creatures to consume several tons of food each day, wit

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Shape-shifting protein protects bacteria from invaders

When foreign bodies attack, the molecular militia that comprises our immune system goes to war. In the chaos of battle, this cavalry must be careful to not to fire on its own soldiers; and organisms ranging from humans to bacteria have evolved special mechanisms to avoid this type of mix-up.

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With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

Pneumonia, a respiratory disease that kills about 50,000 people in the United States every year, can be caused by many different microbes, including bacteria and viruses. Rapid detection of pneumonia is critical for effective treatment, especially in hospital-acquired cases which are often more severe. However, current diagnostic approaches often take several days to return definitive results, mak

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What's the Risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy for NFL Players?

What's the Risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy for NFL Players? New study suggests at least one in 10 NFL players could eventually develop the brain disease. BrainHelmet.jpg Image credits: skizer/ Shutterstock Sports Thursday, November 29, 2018 – 10:45 Chris Gorski, Editor (Inside Science) — The authors of research published yesterday in the journal Neurology estimate that a minimum of 10 p

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HIV in liver cells found to be inactive, narrowing potential treatment targets

In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Johns Hopkins revealed that certain immune system cells found in the human liver, called liver macrophages, contain only inert HIV and aren't likely to reproduce infection on their own in HIV-infected people on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART is a regimen containing combinations of HIV-targeting drugs that prevents the growth of the virus b

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What's the difference between relative humidity and dew point? (video)

Meteorologists often report the amount of moisture in the air as relative humidity or dew point. These measures can be confusing to people who are just trying to determine if the weather outside will feel comfortable. Both relate to the chemistry of water dissolving in air, but in different ways. In this video, Reactions decodes these weather terms to help you make sense of the forecast: https://y

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An important step towards completely secure quantum communication networks

Quantum network: The quest for a secure information network is on. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have recently succeeded in boosting the storage time of quantum information, using a small glass container filled with room temperature atoms, taking an important step towards a secure quantum encoded distribution network.

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Expert warns over 'little room for complacency' over fall in twin stillbirth rates

Expert warns over 'little room for complacency' over fall in twin stillbirth rates.

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Austrian-Danish research team discover as many as 22 new moth species from across Europe

Following a long-year study of the family of twirler moths, scientists from the Tyrolean State Museum, Austria and the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen have discovered a startling total of 44 new species, including as many as 22 species inhabiting various regions throughout Europe. Given that the Old Continent is the most extensively researched one, their findings, published in th

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Safer and cheaper 3D medical imaging

A new study has discovered a promising way to significantly lower doses of X-rays that has the potential to revolutionize 3D medical imaging and make screening for early signs of disease much cheaper and safer.

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A new way to create Saturn's radiation belts

Scientists have discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn.

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High-contrast imaging for cancer therapy with protons

Medical physicists have combined magnetic resonance imaging with a proton beam, thus demonstrating that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can indeed work with particle beam cancer treatments. This opens up new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy.

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How skin cancer cells sidestep the immune system

Researchers have discovered a new signal pathway employed by skin cancer cells to avoid attack by the immune system. In an animal model and through analysis of human tissue samples, researchers were able to demonstrate the significant role played by a specific protein called ICER. Tumors grow less rapidly when ICER is not present.

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Sweet lysine degradation

Researchers have gained fundamental new insights into the degradation of the amino acid lysine — carcinogenic oncometabolites as intermediate products.

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The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero | Gabby Rivera

With Marvel's "America Chavez," Gabby Rivera wrote a new kind of superhero — one who can punch portals into other dimensions while also embracing her gentle, goofy, soft side. In a funny, personal talk, Rivera shares how her own childhood as a queer Puerto Rican in the Bronx informed this new narrative — and shows images from the comic book that reveal what happens when a superhero embraces her

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The polar regions communicate via 'postcards' and 'text messages'

The University of Bern was involved in a new study that has found two types of climatic connection between the North Atlantic and Antarctica. One is a rapid atmospheric channel and the other a much slower connection through the ocean. During the last glacial period, these links resulted in abrupt climatic changes — and could so again in future.

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The German Bundesliga: Are the players worth the money?

Does the talent of footballers dictate their market value? Economists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) investigated this question in a new study. They calculated the relationship between the performance and market value of 493 players in the 1st and 2nd divisions of the German Bundesliga for the 2015/16 season. The study revealed that star players tend to be overvalued, while o

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New study reveals common table salt may have been crucial for the origins of life

It remains unknown how life began on Earth. It is believed that simple molecules in the early environment became complexified by the input of ambient energy. Researchers found that compounds useful for the synthesis of RNA are produced with the help of sodium chloride – table salt. This work may provide insight on how RNA arose abiotically on early Earth.

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Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date

Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone handaxes in a style known as the Acheulean – the longest lasting tool-making tradition in prehistory. New research has documented an Acheulean presence in the Arabian Peninsula dating to less than 190,000 years ago, revealing that the Arabian Acheulean ended just before or at the same time as the earliest Homo sapiens dispersals in

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Big results from small solutions: New method for analyzing metalloproteins

A new method only needs a tiny liquid sample to analyze metalloproteins.

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Tool for speedy diagnosis of bacterial infections

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

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Soil tilling, mulching key to China's potato crop

In the Loess Plateau region of northwestern China, potato is the main food crop. However, the area has a dry climate with uneven precipitation. Researchers are finding the best combination of tillage and mulching practices to increase yield.

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He Suspended Me From ESPN, but We’re Still Friends

About a year ago I sent a tweet calling President Trump a white supremacist. The president’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, promptly called for me to be fired from ESPN, where I was a columnist. John Skipper, then ESPN’s president, was furious. We had an emotional meeting. I cried. It wasn’t Skipper’s anger that got to me. It was reconciling the fact that even though I believed what I s

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As GM cuts in US, Fiat Chrysler invests in Italian plants

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that its plants in Italy would return to full employment with a 5 billion-euro ($5.7 billion) investment in new cars and engine technology, including a fully electric version of the 500 city car and a plug-in hybrid Alfa Romeo compact utility vehicle.

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World's first single-panel antenna to simultaneously support multiple 5G communications

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of the world's first equipment technology to enable simultaneous communications to four users with a single antenna panel in the 28-GHz band, in the world's most compact structure. The equipment delivers high-speed communications in excess of 10 Gbps, as required by 5G mobile communication formats. The use of 5G is premised on deployment of

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New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen fuel

Chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts.

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Modified malaria drug proven effective at inhibiting Ebola

Researchers have discovered that certain derivatives of amodiaquine, a medication typically used to treat malaria, could provide a new therapeutic approach to treating patients infected with Ebola virus disease by blocking the viruses from entering cells.

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Interfacial electronic state improving hydrogen storage capacity in Pd-MOF materials

Researchers have identified a mechanism by which a hybrid material composed of palladium (Pd) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is capable of storing approximately twice as much hydrogen as a material composed solely of Pd.

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Newly diagnosed AML in older adults: Results for venetoclax

Clinical trial results show a 91 percent response rate to the combination of venetoclax with azacitidine in older adults newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Of 33 patients given combination venetoclax and azacitidine, 20 experienced a complete response (aka complete remission) and eight experienced a complete response but with continued low blood counts.

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Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide

Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but also for weed control in urban areas and home gardens.

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Austin solar power startup's vision: Put product 'on every rooftop'

A few years ago, Omeed Badkoobeh was living in China and often traveling to remote locations when he noticed a trend that intrigued him—how often towns were relying on fuel-based generators for power

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China urged to lead way in efforts to save life on Earth

Delegates at UN biodiversity conference turn to Beijing to avoid point of no return China must play a leading role if the world is to draw up a new and more effective strategy to halt the collapse of life on Earth, according to senior delegates at the close of this week’s UN biodiversity conference. With the US absent, Europe distracted and Brazil tilting away from global cooperation, the onus ha

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Sweet lysine degradation

The researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at the University of Konstanz have gained fundamental new insights into the degradation of the amino acid lysine — carcinogenic oncometabolites as intermediate products

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How skin cancer cells sidestep the immune system

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center discovered a new signal pathway employed by skin cancer cells to avoid attack by the immune system. In an animal model and through analysis of human tissue samples, Dr. Toszka Bohn, Dr. Steffen Rapp and Professor Tobias Bopp were able to demonstrate the significant role played by a specific protein called ICER. Tumors grow less rapidly when ICER i

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Tetrahydrocannabinol levels are too high in many hemp-containing foods

Various foods containing hemp are available in the marketplace. These include products similar to tea consisting entirely or partially of hemp leaves. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has assessed the risk of psychogenic and pharmacological effects through the consumption of hemp-containing foods with the customary levels of tetrahydrocannabinol determined by the monitoring a

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A new way to create Saturn's radiation belts

A team of international scientists from BAS, University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn.

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How to detect signs of neurodegeneration earlier and more accurately

Signs of neurodegenerative diseases, visible years before the emergence of clinical manifestations, can be detected during the examination of medical samples by means of fluorescence microscopy. This is, however, on condition that suitably sensitive and selective dyes are used that bind to specific amyloid structures. The new dye, proposed by the Polish-American group of scientists, is a step towa

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High-contrast imaging for cancer therapy with protons

Medical physicist Dr. Aswin Hoffmann and his team from the Institute of Radiooncology — OncoRay at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are the first researchers worldwide to combine magnetic resonance imaging with a proton beam, thus demonstrating that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can indeed work with particle beam cancer treatments. This opens up new opportunities

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Moviemaking mimics nature for creative control and a more realistic look

The physics of atmospheric science and neutron scattering combine to help animators create more lifelike movies.

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Study could lead to safer and cheaper 3D medical imaging

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a promising way to significantly lower doses of X-rays that has the potential to revolutionise 3D medical imaging and make screening for early signs of disease much cheaper and safer.

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New methods could improve, expand 3D imaging using X-rays

Researchers report two new approaches to producing three-dimensional (3D) images using X-rays that could improve disease-screening, study of very fast processes and enable analysis of the properties of materials and structural information of opaque objects with unprecedented detail.

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Is WikiLeaks a Russian Front?

“You know, they like to say every time WikiLeaks comes out, they say this is a conspiracy between Donald Trump and Russia,” the then–presidential candidate Donald Trump told a crowd in Kinston, North Carolina, in October 2016. The idea was self-evidently ridiculous, the Republican said: “Give me a break.” Barely two years later, the idea of WikiLeaks serving as a medium for Russia to boost the Tr

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Hubble uncovers thousands of globular star clusters scattered among galaxies

Gazing across 300 million light-years into a monstrous city of galaxies, astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to do a comprehensive census of some of its most diminutive members: a whopping 22,426 globular star clusters found to date.

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Gas clouds whirling around black hole form heart of extremely distant luminous astronomical object

In 1963, astronomer Maarten Schmidt identified the first quasi-stellar object or "quasar," an extremely bright but distant object. He found the single quasar, the active nucleus of a far-away galaxy known to astronomers as 3C 273, to be 100 times more luminous than all the stars in our Milky Way combined.

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How a scientist says he made a gene-edited baby – and what health worries may ensue

On Nov. 28, He Jiankui claimed to a packed conference room at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong to have edited the genomes of two twin girls, Lulu and Nana, who were born in China.

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The surprising way plastics could actually help fight climate change

What do your car, phone, soda bottle and shoes have in common? They're all largely made from petroleum. This nonrenewable resource gets processed into a versatile set of chemicals called polymers – or more commonly, plastics. Over 5 billion gallons of oil each year are converted into plastics alone.

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Tools bust stereotypes about ancient Chinese innovation

Artifacts from a South China archaeological site show that sophisticated tool technology emerged in East Asia earlier than previously thought, say researchers. The new analysis determines that people used carved stone tools, also known as Levallois cores, in Asia 80,000 to 170,000 years ago. Developed in Africa and Western Europe as far back as 300,000 years ago, the cores are a sign of more-adva

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Eksternt ekspertråd må ikke fraråde Sundhedsplatformen

Region Hovedstadens ekspertråd, der skal komme med input til Sundhedsplatformen, må ikke foreslå at nedlægge it-systemet.

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Nyt tiltag skal sikre flere læger til Region Sjælland

Et femårigt forsøg med 58 særlige uddannelsesforløb og mulighed for dispensation fra seksårsfristen skal lokke flere unge læger til Region Sjælland.

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Tværsektorielle team skal mindske brugen af bæltefiksering

Tre regioner og otte kommuner etablerer tværsektorielle team, der skal hjælpe med at opnå målsætningen om en halvering i bæltefikseringer i psykiatrien.

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Syddanske sygehuse får status af universitetshospital

Den regionale forskning styrkes i Region Syddanmark, hvor alle sygehusene nu får status af universitetshospital. Det er en god nyhed for forskere og studerende.

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New methods could improve, expand 3-D imaging using X-rays

Researchers report two new approaches to producing three-dimensional (3-D) images using X-rays that could improve disease-screening, study of very fast processes and enable analysis of the properties of materials and structural information of opaque objects with unprecedented detail.

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Replacing crude oil with alternative fuels: Biofuel from a container

Previously unexploited organic waste can be converted into biofuel, with technology developed by researchers from the EU BIOGO project.

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Reliably simulating polyurethane foams

Car seats, mattresses and insulation materials are often made of polyurethane foams. The foaming process of the liquid polymer emulsions is complex. Fraunhofer researchers are now able to simulate the foaming behavior and reliably characterize the material. This also works with composite materials in which the plastic foams are combined with textile structures.

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Even Republicans at odds with Trump's climate posture, poll finds

But many people still don’t agree with the consensus science that shows humans are the dominant cause of climate change Americans, including Republicans, are becoming more convinced that climate change is causing extreme weather and sea-level rise, according to a new poll from Monmouth University. Nearly two-thirds of Republicans, 64%, now think climate change is happening, compared to 49% three

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Radio Atlantic: What’s Happening With Mueller and Manafort?

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play Paul Manafort’s cooperation with the Mueller probe has collapsed. In a Monday filing, the special counsel’s office said he repeatedly lied to federal investigators, nullifying the plea agreement and exposing him to new charges. Not soon after, news stories broke reporting that Manafort had met with Julian Assange in 20

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Association of area deprivation and regional disparities in the treatment of T1 diabetes

How the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes is treated also depends on where the patients live in Germany. In socio-economically weaker regions, insulin pumps and long-acting insulin analogs are used less frequently. Here the patients have higher blood glucose levels (HbA1c) and a higher prevalence of overweight. However, the rate of severe hypoglycemia events is lower. This is the result of a stud

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German pharmaceutical company Bayer cutting 12,000 jobs

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says it's cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs.

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What seabirds can tell us about the tide

When the UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) set out to tag razorbills, their aim was to track their behaviour and movements along the coast of North Wales. The tag data revealed that, at night, these seabirds spent a lot of their time idle on the sea surface. "We saw this as an opportunity to re-use the data and test if the birds might be drifting with the tidal current," says M

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Researchers develop tool for speedy diagnosis of bacterial infections

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

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Will Toyota's journey toward becoming a 'mobility company' be paved with e-Palettes?

Early this year in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show, Toyota unveiled a hard-to-define self-driving concept vehicle, alongside a slate of high-profile companies that included Amazon, Pizza Hut, Uber and Chinese ride-hailing app DiDi as partners.

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25-year study shows that incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing by more than 3 percent per year in Europe

New research shows that new cases of type 1 diabetes are rising by 3.4 percent per year across Europe.

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Why do some plants live fast and die young?

Researchers have discovered why some plants 'live fast and die young' whilst others have long and healthy lives.

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Increasing staffing levels could reduce cesarean delivery use

High staffing levels for obstetricians and midwives at hospital maternal units are associated with lower cesarean rates, according to a new study.

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Nine health and fitness apps to turn your Apple Watch into a personal trainer

DIY Your wearable should enhance your wellbeing. With the right Apple Watch programs, you can track your physical activities, monitor your health, and improve your fitness. Here are our favorite health and fitness…

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Could 'Iron Man' style suit be the answer to the world's biggest nuclear challenge?

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.

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Photo mining

Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints…that well-worn traveller's mantra might be modernised to say "take nothing but photos." Indeed, modern travellers take and share billions of photos every year thanks to the advent of smartphones, digital cameras, and social media. The digital footprints they leave offer a hidden treasure of geotagged information about popular and not-so-popul

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First study of terahertz radiation in liquids

A research team from ITMO University and the University of Rochester (U.S.) conducted a study on the formation of terahertz radiation in liquids. Previously, the generation of such radiation in a liquid medium was considered impossible due to high absorption. However, in their new research, the scientists described this phenomenon's physical nature and demonstrated that liquid radiation sources ca

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Ecologist finds optimism in Alaskan forests

Ice caps are melting, the ocean is acidifying and extreme weather is plaguing those who live in vulnerable areas. But in the face of climate change, there are also stories of hope: communities coming together, species adapting to new conditions and people finding ways to help those less fortunate than themselves.

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Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Scientists from The University of Manchester have combined graphene with the natural fibre jute, to create a world's first for graphene-strengthened natural jute fibre composites.

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Life in Yemen Is Sophie's Choice

People rummaging through trash for food. Families subsisting on leaves. Children receiving medical attention far too late for them to be saved. Such stories have become the norm in Yemen, where a nearly four-year civil war has left tens of thousands of people dead. The prolonged violence and the array of resulting crises have created what the United Nations says is the world’s worst humanitarian

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Can more ‘tummy time’ help babies sleep better?

Babies who are less active get less sleep, a small study shows. Napping doesn’t help either. In fact, babies who slept less at night, but napped more during the day, still weren’t able to get as much sleep overall as those who slept more at night. Plus, the tired tots weighed significantly more based on their length, indicating a potential risk for early onset obesity. The researchers believe the

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First study of terahertz radiation in liquids

A research team from ITMO University and the University of Rochester (the USA) conducted a study on the formation of terahertz radiation in liquids. Previously, the generation of such radiation in a liquid medium was considered impossible due to high absorption. However, in their new research, the scientists described this phenomenon's physical nature and demonstrated that liquid radiation sources

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Ancient populations from different Caucasus regions had strong social connections

Research group from Russia and the United States analyzed samples of obsidian volcanic glass in Kabardino-Balkaria. It turned out that more than 70 thousand years ago, Neanderthals transferred this mineral to distances up to 250 kilometers and used it to manufacture tools. These findings help to understand how populations from different regions communicated in antiquity. The study was supported by

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Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards

In a study with implications for biodiversity and the spread of infectious diseases, ecologists have demonstrated that deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, the pale-flecked garden sunskink.

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Reproducing paintings that make an impression

A new system can faithfully remake your favorite paintings via 3D printing and deep learning.

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Youth football changes nerve fibers in brain

MRI scans show that repetitive blows to the head result in brain changes among youth football players, according to a new study.

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Snoring poses greater cardiac risk to women

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men, according to a new study. Moreover, the findings suggested that OSA may be vastly underdiagnosed among snorers.

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What seabirds can tell us about the tide

Razorbill tag data revealed that, at night, these seabirds spent a lot of their time idle on the sea surface. 'We saw this as an opportunity to (…) test if the birds might be drifting with the tidal current,' says one of the researchers. It turns out they were, according to a new Ocean Science study that shows the potential of using seabirds to measure ocean currents.

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Stuck in a loop of wrongness: Brain study shows roots of OCD

No one knows what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder to do what they do, even when they're aware that they shouldn't do it, and when it interferes with normal life. That lack of understanding means about half can't find effective treatment. But a new analysis of brain scans from hundreds of people with OCD, and people without it, may help. Larger than previous studies, it pinpoints b

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If you have this condition, you’re more likely to believe “pseudo-profound bullsh*t"

Scientists discover that people who have high apophenia are more likely to believe "pseudo-profound bullshit". Apophenia is a tendency to see patterns and connections that aren't really there. The condition could be a precursor to more serious mental illness. None If you've been feeling snarky about the motivational posts some of your friends keep posting on social media, there's a new study for

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High hopes and low expectations for UN climate summit

The warnings from science and Earth itself have never been so dire, but nearly 200 nations gathering in Poland next week face stiff headwinds in trying to ratchet up their response to the threat of catastrophic climate change.

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Infertile snails have recovered along the Norwegian coast

The environmental pollutant TBT can mimic hormones to the extent that it sterilizes female snails and make them grow non-functional penises and vas deferens. But for the first time since monitoring started up in 1991 and the total ban of TBT entered force in 2008, only fertile dogwhelk have been found along the Norwegian coastline.

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Iranian hacking spree hit hospitals, other entities in 43 US states

Two Iranian hackers charged Wednesday in a federal indictment were accused of attacking the computer networks of hospitals and other targets in 43 states, a broad criminal extortion campaign that walloped a heart hospital in Kansas and disrupted one of the nation's largest diagnostic blood testing companies in North Carolina.

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Lizards quickly adapt to threat from invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits

Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants—which can bite, sting, and kill lizards—reversing geographical trends in behavioral and physical traits used to avoid predators. A new study describing this reversal appears online on November 29, 2018, in the journal Global Change Biology and reveals that new environmental challenges can override the historical influences that or

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Majority of Canadians view physical inactivity as a serious public health issue

Physical inactivity is nearly on par with unhealthy diets and tobacco use as a public health concern among Canadians, a new UBC study has found. Approximately 55 per cent of respondents in a national survey of 2,519 people rated physical inactivity as a serious public health concern, compared with 58 per cent for unhealthy diets and 57 per cent for tobacco use.

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Big results from small solutions: new method for analyzing metalloproteins

A new method only needs a tiny liquid sample to analyze metalloproteins. This breakthrough was achieved by a research team led by Associate Professor Eiji Ohmichi and Tsubasa Okamoto at the Kobe University Graduate School of Science. The findings were published on November 28 in Applied Physics Letters, and selected for Editor's Pick as a particularly high-impact study.

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Insight into the catalytic activity of MXenes for hydrogen evolution reaction

MXenes have exhibited great potential as cost-effective electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). However, insight into the origin of activity is still missing. Herein, on the basis of a systematical investigation of the HER performance of 20 MXenes, a Fermi-abundance model is proposed to understand variation of the activity in different MXenes. It is found that the occupied p electr

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Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date

Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone handaxes in a style known as the Acheulean – the longest lasting tool-making tradition in prehistory. New research has documented an Acheulean presence in the Arabian Peninsula dating to less than 190,000 years ago, revealing that the Arabian Acheulean ended just before or at the same time as the earliest Homo sapiens dispersals in

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Researchers develop tool for speedy diagnosis of bacterial infections

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor skrumper de nye sodavandsflasker så meget i kulden?

En læser undrer sig over, at tyndvæggede sodavandsflasker skrumper meget, når man stiller dem ud i kulden. Postdoc i polymerkemi forklarer matematikken.

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Editorial: The (somewhat obvious) ethical problems with creating gene-edited babies

It has long been a scientific dream: to inoculate people against terrible diseases before they're born. Now a team of doctors based in China has dangled that possibility in front of us by claiming it has edited the DNA of two human embryos during in vitro fertilization. The goal of the project was to protect the two (who are now twin baby girls) from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Freshwater may hold key to managing Lake O's toxic algae, study finds

U.S. Geological Survey scientists tinkering around with freshwater blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee have made a simple, yet potentially significant discovery: the amount of salty water needed to transform the tiny organisms from benign to toxic as they travel toward busy coasts.

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Study unlocks full potential of 'supermaterial' graphene

New research reveals why the 'supermaterial' graphene has not transformed electronics as promised, and shows how to double its performance and finally harness its extraordinary potential.

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A prosthetic arm that decodes phantom limb movements

About 75 percent of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. Using this information, researchers have developed a prototype capable of detecting these movements and activating a prosthetic arm. The prosthesis does not require any surgery and patients do not need training.

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Climate change affects flood risks

UPM researchers have identified the changes that are expected to occur in maximum precipitations in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearics due to climate change. A statistical analysis of simulations of a possible future climate has resulted in a database that quantifies the expected percentage changes in the maximum precipitations in the future according, to diverse emissions scenarios.

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Sweet lysine degradation

Researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at the University of Konstanz have gained fundamental new insights into the degradation of the amino acid lysine—carcinogenic oncometabolites as intermediate products

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Augmented reality promises to rescue dying museums – so why don't visitors want to use it?

Museums are often perceived as dusty cabinets full off dead and ancient things, especially those institutions you've never heard off. You know the ones, the neglected pride of county towns that could play a vital cultural and social role but struggle for funding.

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A new way to create Saturn's radiation belts

A team of international scientists from BAS, University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn.

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High-speed camera shows incoming particles cause damage by briefly melting surfaces as they strike

When tiny particles strike a metal surface at high speed—for example, as coatings being sprayed or as micrometeorites pummeling a space station—the moment of impact happens so fast that the details of process haven't been clearly understood, until now.

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Ny aftale: FDA blåstempler dansk lægemiddelkontrol

Danmark er blevet omfattet af den gensidige anerkendelsesaftale mellem lægemiddelmyndighederne i EU og USA. Den er til gavn for hele det danske life science miljø, siger sundhedsministeren.

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The US Leans on Private Firms to Expose Foreign Hackers

Opinion: The government needs to step up in calling out cyber-attackers. Otherwise, we risk playing into their hands.

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Aquaman Trailer: The Physics of His Leap from the Water

In the new 'Aquaman' trailer, the superhero bounds from the water and lands on a submarine. It's a fantastical leap grounded in serious physics.

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Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date

Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone hand axes in a style known as the Acheulean—the longest lasting tool-making tradition in prehistory. New research led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage has documented an Acheulean presence in the Arabian Peninsula dating to less than 190,000 years

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GonaCon vaccine could offer lasting results for managing wild horse population

Colorado State University recently released a study touting the use of the GonaCon-Equine immunocontraceptive vaccine as a longer-lasting solution to decreasing fertility in wild horses.

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New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen

QUT chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts.

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New study reveals common table salt may have been crucial for the origins of life

It remains unknown how life began on Earth. It is believed that simple molecules in the early environment became complexified by the input of ambient energy. Yi Ruiqin and Albert Fahrenbach of the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at Tokyo Institute of Technology, found that compounds useful for the synthesis of RNA are produced with the help of sodium chloride – table salt. This work may provid

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Interfacial electronic state improving hydrogen storage capacity in Pd-MOF materials

NIMS, Kyushu University and Kyoto University jointly identified a mechanism by which a hybrid material composed of palladium (Pd) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is capable of storing approximately twice as much hydrogen as a material composed solely of Pd.

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BU study: Modified malaria drug proven effective at inhibiting Ebola

Robert Davey, professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and researcher at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), discovered that certain derivatives of amodiaquine, a medication typically used to treat malaria, could provide a new therapeutic approach to treating patients infected with Ebola virus disease by blocking the viruses from

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Norsk havarikommission finder svaghed – kan findes i alle norske fregatter

En hul aksel har spredt vand på fregatten og mandskabet har taget fejl af en terminal og et skib. Sådan lyder de foreløbige resultater fra den norske havarikommission.

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Researchers under-predicted a slightly above-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2018 hurricane season ended up slightly above average – more active than was predicted by the CSU Tropical Meteorology Project forecast team's later updates issued in June, July and August. Of most note during the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season were Hurricanes Florence and Michael, which brought death and destruction to the Carolinas and Florida Panhandle and other parts of the southeastern Un

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Can DNA testing predict your response to drugs?

Can your genes really predict how you will metabolize certain medications? The FDA has approved the first direct-to-consumer test that claims to do this. How meaningful are the findings?

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We may soon be able to see the first supergiant stars in the universe

We need to talk about the dark ages. No, not those dark ages after the fall of the western Roman Empire. The cosmological dark ages. The time in our universe, billions of years ago, before the formation of the first stars. And we need to talk about the cosmic dawn: the birth of those first stars, a tumultuous epoch that completely reshaped the face the cosmos into its modern form.

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Heatwaves threaten Australians' health, and our politicians aren't doing enough about it

Extreme heat affects the mental health of Australians to the same degree as unemployment, yet Australia's policy action on climate change lags behind other high-income countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.

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China Halts Work by Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes

Officials said it appeared that He Jiankui’s work had broken Chinese law. Scores of scientists have called his conduct unethical.

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New shark species discovery may help conservation efforts

A new deep-water dogfish shark has been discovered by a team led by Florida Tech marine biologist Toby Daly-Engel.

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Why it is (almost) impossible to teach creativity

Industry and educators are agreed: The world needs creativity. There is interest in the field, lots of urging but remarkably little action. Everyone is a bit scared of what to do next. On the question of creativity and imagination, they are mostly uncreative and unimaginative.

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What seabirds can tell us about the tide

Razorbill tag data revealed that, at night, these seabirds spent a lot of their time idle on the sea surface. 'We saw this as an opportunity to (…) test if the birds might be drifting with the tidal current,' says Matt Cooper from Bangor University in Wales. It turns out they were, according to a new Ocean Science study that shows the potential of using seabirds to measure ocean currents.

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Stuck in a loop of wrongness: Brain study shows roots of OCD

No one knows what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder to do what they do, even when they're aware that they shouldn't do it, and when it interferes with normal life. That lack of understanding means about half can't find effective treatment. But a new analysis of brain scans from hundreds of people with OCD, and people without it, may help. Larger than previous studies, it pinpoints b

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Dads Prefer Sons, Moms Prefer Daughters

Most parents have no say in whether they have a boy or a girl, and yet many of them root for one or the other anyway at an ultrasound appointment or when the baby is born. All parents-to-be have their own imagined ideal for their child, but there are discernible patterns in what American parents hope for, as well as what happens when they get—or don’t get—what they want. For a long time, American

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Wendy Atkin obituary

Epidemiologist whose research led to a breakthrough in bowel cancer screening programmes worldwide “Breakthrough” is an overused word when applied to medical advances. But in the case of the 2010 trial of a new screening test for bowel cancer led by Wendy Atkin, professor of gastrointestinal epidemiology at Imperial College London , who has died of acute myeloid leukaemia aged 71, it is fully dese

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Work on gene-edited babies blatant violation of the law, says China

Vice-minister condemns work of He Jiankui, but Chinese regulations are vague Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, a scientist who claims to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies , a violation of Chinese law and called for the suspension of all related activity. “The genetically edited infant incident reported by media blatantly violated China’s relevant laws and r

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Can scientists use gene editing for disease prevention but not human enhancement?

On the same day a Chinese scientist announced he had used CRISPR gene editing technology to give twin babies resistance to HIV infection, a team of UNC School of Medicine bioethics professors published a paper entitled "Is Enhancement the Price of Prevention in Gene Editing?" in The CRISPR Journal November 26.

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Battery system for wind turbines to stabilize electricity prices

The problem with wind turbines is that they produce electricity "as the wind blows." When there are high winds, production increases and the price of electricity falls; when the wind tapers off, production decreases and the price of electricity rises. This is problematic for the power grid and a bad deal for wind turbine owners.

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New climate report is 'an immediate call to action'

On Friday, 13 federal agencies and the U.S. Global Change Research Program issued an exhaustive report that warns of the consequences of climate change in the United States. The culmination of years of research and analysis by the country's top climate scientists, the 1,656-page National Climate Assessment report details the dangers of unchecked global warming on the economy, human health, and the

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Republicans Didn’t Learn Anything From the Midterms

Just as he has before, President Donald Trump may eventually retreat from his latest threat to shut down the federal government unless Congress provides him $5 billion for his border wall. But Trump’s decision to rattle sabers this week over the wall—a proposal that about three-fifths of Americans have consistently opposed in polls —points toward a larger dynamic that appears guaranteed to shape

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Elizabeth Warren Illuminates the Left’s Foreign-Policy Divide

For decades, every American president and major presidential candidate tried to reconcile the language of universal morality with the language of national interest. From Ronald Reagan to Hillary Clinton, each argued, in his or her own way, that as America grew more powerful than its adversaries, the world became a better place. Donald Trump does not. “You think our country is so innocent?” he ask

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The Long, Bitter Fight Over Thomas Farr

Updated at 7:00 p.m. ET on November 29 Thomas Farr’s long wait for a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of North Carolina is approaching a Senate confirmation vote, a reward for Farr’s many years of loyal service to the Republican Party. But his prospects dimmed considerably on Thursday when Senator Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate’s only African American Republican, announc

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New automated volcano warning system forecasts imminent eruptions

Scientists have developed an automated early warning system for volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. The new system helped government officials warn the public of impending eruptions in Italy and could potentially do the same around the globe, according to the study's authors.

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Gift Ideas for Campers: Patagaonia, BioLite, Otterbox, and More

From camping gear to picnic essentials, here's what to give the person who's always itching to get outside.

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How Supercomputers Can Help Fix Our Wildfire Problem

Fires spread with a complexity that scientists can pick apart little by little, thanks to lasers, sensors, and some of the most powerful computers.

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Image of the Day: Corn Fed

Bumblebee colonies grow poorly in landscapes dominated by maize, researchers find.

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4 Days of Intensive Therapy Can Reverse OCD for Years

Two Norwegian psychologists developed a method of treating the condition that is gaining international attention for its efficiency and effectiveness — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Digital assistants like Alexa and Siri might not be offering you the best deals

Your home digital assistant is always listening. But is it always offering you the best content, the cheapest deals, and the right search results?

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Changing color of light using a spatiotemporal boundary

A KAIST team developed an optical technique to change the color (frequency) of light using a spatiotemporal boundary. The research focuses on realizing a spatiotemporal boundary with a much higher degree of freedom than the results of previous studies by fabricating a thin metal structure on a semiconductor surface. Such a spatiotemporal boundary is expected to be applicable to an ultra-thin film

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New method for analyzing metalloproteins

Researchers have developed a new method to analyze metalloproteins with only a tiny liquid sample. This breakthrough was achieved by a research team led by Associate Professor Eiji Ohmichi and Tsubasa Okamoto at the Kobe University Graduate School of Science. The findings were published on November 28 in Applied Physics Letters.

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Study shows mitochondrial DNA can be passed through fathers – what does this mean for genetics?

Some things you learn in school turn out not to be true, for example that there are just five senses or three states of matter. Now cutting-edge research has added to the list by proving the mitochondria (the power sources in our cells) comes from both our parents and not – as biology students are taught – just from our mothers.

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Food technology goes from the moon to grocery aisle, improving food production and quality, taste

Technology originally developed in work with NASA to help lunar colonies may soon be heating the food found on many holiday dinner tables.

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Racial bias taints neighborhoods—and residents, research reveals

Growing up in Michigan, Courtney Bonam moved from the predominantly black community of Oak Park to the predominantly white town of Ann Arbor. Her new middle school, which had the largest racial minority enrollment in the city, was dubbed the "ghetto school."

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Mars 2020 landing site offers unique opportunities

In 2020, NASA's next rover will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and head to the Jezero Crater on Mars. Jezero was once home to an ancient lake-delta system that scientists believe may have captured and preserved information on the Red Planet's evolution—and, if it ever existed there, evidence of ancient life.

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New catalyst material produces abundant cheap hydrogen

QUT chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts.

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Stephen Hillenburg obituary

Animator and producer who created the children’s TV series SpongeBob SquarePants The animator and producer Stephen Hillenburg, who has died of motor neurone disease aged 57, combined his love of drawing and marine biology to create the undersea world of Bikini Bottom inhabited by the eponymous hero of the children’s animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants. Bikini Bottom, under a coral reef in the

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High-precision navigation for driverless cars

Fixposition is an ETH spin-off specialising in real-time navigation systems for use in self-driving vehicles, robots or industrial drones. Using a combination of satellite-based positioning systems such as GPS with computer vision technologies, the young entrepreneurs have managed to achieve an unparalleled degree of precision.

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We made deceptive robots to see why fake news spreads, and found a weakness

Only a small amount of fake news is needed to disrupt any debate or discussion on an issue, according to research published today in PLOS ONE.

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‘Scientists are now very sure that the babies really were gene-edited’

He Jiankui has now presented his controversial work at a gene editing summit in Hong Kong. CRISPR expert Helen O’Neill of University College London was there

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Particles crossing to our world could open portal to dark-matter realm

We've identified particles that could secretly cross from the regular world to the shadowy realm of dark matter. Now we just need to catch them in the act

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How Tear Gas Works: A Rundown of the Chemicals Used on Crowds

There are two broad types of tear gas—and they’re both engineered to cause pain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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'Big picture' platforms boost fight against online terror activity

The fight against terrorism-related content and illegal financing online is speeding up thanks to new platforms that join up different internet-scouring technologies to create a comprehensive picture of terrorist activity.

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Magnetic materials for motors of the future

According to a statistic from the University of Chicago, 50 percent of U.S. power goes through a motor. Vehicles like cars and planes rely on motors to transform power, as do household appliances like vacuums and refrigerators. Because this space is so large, more efficient motors could make a significant difference in energy usage.

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Wetlands hold the key to cutting emissions

A team of scientists has identified more ways to mitigate climate change.

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Study calls for curbing congestion by building fewer roads

Cities clamor for new development, with its promise of new housing or economic opportunities. Then comes the unwelcome side effect: congestion.

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The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the pole star

The funerary complex of the first Chinese emperor of the Qin dynasty (3 BC) is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is, of course, due to the discovery of the terracotta statue army, intended to accompany the emperor in the afterlife. Less well known is the fact that the tomb proper (still not excavated) lies beneath a gigantic, artificial hill of rammed earth. This hill

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Mercury Pollution Is Way Up. One Huge Culprit? Gold Mines

The first big international effort to combat mercury pollution is zeroing in on small gold mines, which account for almost half of annual emissions.

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Byeeeee, Logan Paul: Brands Prefer 'Micro Influencers' Now

Instead of leveraging the star power (and the potential fallout) of online celebrities, companies are seeking those with small, dedicated followings.

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Researchers develop process to measure nanorods quickly and accurately

Process engineers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a method to determine the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions considerably faster than ever before. Based on gold nanorods, they demonstrated that length and diameter distributions can be measured accurately in a single step instead of the complicated series of electron microscopic images that ha

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Researchers reveal link between job titles and gender equality

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) have revealed a link between role nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. The study, which examined whether the masculine form in the plural in German is understood as gender-neutral or as specific to males, confirms earlier findings in behavioural research: People tend to interpret the grammatically mas

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Mechanism safeguarding unique epigenome of oocytes and maternal fertility

In mammals, females have a limited supply of oocytes. Oocytes have a unique epigenome with approximately half the DNA methylation of sperm, and the most terminally differentiated somatic cells. Until recently, regulators of this unique DNA methylation pattern and its functional significance were unknown.

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New alloy to solve lead problem in drinking water

Material scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with a lead-free brass alloy to replace traditional plumbing brass materials that have been shown to leach lead into drinking water.

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US Life Expectancy Dropped in 2017. Drug Overdose Deaths Are a Big Reason Why

Life expectancy for the average person in the U.S. dropped slightly in 2017, and drug overdose deaths likely played a role.

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While You Weren't Looking, Engineers Combined a Plane and a Blimp to Make a Plimp Airship

What happens when you cross a blimp with a plane, and give it a few helicopter abilities? A lighter-than-air plimp-hybrid airship is born, according to a Seattle-based company looking for investors.

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Neanderthals and Humans Were Hooking Up Way More Than Anyone Thought

Way more sex happened between Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans across Europe and Asia than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.

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Researchers warn of uncertain future for the platypus

Scientists are worried about the platypus, with a national risk assessment led by UNSW Professor Richard Kingsford suggesting declines of up to 30 percent.

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Heatwave death threat soars for elderly, city dwellers

More than 150 million vulnerable people worldwide were exposed to potentially life-threatening heatwaves last year, scientists said Thursday, warning that climate change posed an unprecedented global health risk.

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Giftdepot i Grindsted: Kræftfremkaldende dampe fundet i kloakkerne

I seks ud af ti prøver fra forureningssagen i Grindsted overskrider koncentrationen af oliestoffer og klorerede opløsningsmidler grænseværdierne. Kommunen vil undersøge, om stofferne også siver ind i huse i byen.

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GDPR-afgørelse: Borger får slettet nedladende kommentar i jobcenter-it

En virksomhedspraktik førte til en ubehagelig tekst i et jobcentersystem om at en borger var doven og arbejdssky. Men efter et tovtrækkeri – og med persondataforordningen i hånden – lykkedes det borgeren og 3F at få det slettet.

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German antitrust agency opens Amazon investigation

Germany's antitrust agency says it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon to over complaints it's abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its "marketplace" platform.

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Genforskere klar med bevis: Det perfekte forældrepar findes

Ny forskning på mus, gær og planter viser, at generne hverken skal være for ens eller for forskellige for at få det sundeste afkom.

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Do Brain Waves Conduct Neural Activity Like a Symphony?

A dispute at a big neuroscience meeting erupts over whether the field needs new thinking about the way clusters of neurons process information — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Past four years hottest on record, data shows

World running out of time to combat climate change, warns meteorological organisation Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record. Average temperatures around the world so far this year were nearly 1C (1.8F) above pre-industrial levels. Extreme weather has affected all continents, while the melting of sea ice and gla

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Why spiritualizing the cosmos is a disservice to science and religion

Ancient humans believed lightning, seasons, and other unexplainable natural phenomenon were the acts of gods, but what happens when scientific discovery unravels those mysteries? NASA astronomer and science communicator Michelle Thaller explains how scientific discovery has changed the search for God, and that religion may be something that happens between people, if they choose, rather than out

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What happens to your life after you accidentally kill someone?

I’m an accidental killer – and thousands of Americans share this secret shame. How can you recover from the trauma of accidentally killing someone? “There’s never a time, even when I’m laughing at a party, when I’m not thinking about it,” Pam Uhr says. It was a hot summer day a few weeks before the end of her junior year of high school. Uhr and her friends had spent the afternoon at a swimming ho

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What's Trump hiding in the climate report? That global warming’s effects are here | Ken Kimmell and Brenda Ekwurzel

The administration tried to bury the assessment, but as residents flee wildfires and wade through flooded streets, let’s hope decision-makers get the message Talk about cognitive dissonance. Just two days before 13 federal agencies released a report laying out the devastating human and economic toll that climate change already is taking in the United States, Donald Trump tweeted: “Whatever happen

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Is Manafort Angling for a Pardon?

On September 14, prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, the convicted felon Paul Manafort, had decided to sign a plea agreement in exchange for a lighter sentence. To those who have been watching the Mueller investigation unfold, the implications of the deal seemed clear: Manafort was going to flip on Trump, and help Mueller

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The Lesser Lights Come Out in Iowa

The real action of the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign has gotten off to a slightly slower start than most insiders expected—the political world was full of speculation that someone might announce by Thanksgiving, or at least by the week after. Neither happened. That’s left room for some of the lesser-known hopefuls to try to grab some of the spotlight before the bigger stars show up. Their

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What Obama Talks About When He Talks About Trump

How do you say you’re against everything—or even just most of what—Donald Trump stands for and not get sucked in to a constant nyah-nyah race to the bottom of being just anti-Trump? People across politics have been trying to figure that out, looking for how to resist a president chipping away at America’s core without having their words reduced to a zinger tweet or monster-truck-rally headline. T

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Americans Are Dying Even Younger

Three reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday paint a bleak picture of a country in which people are growing sick, using drugs, and dying young—many of them by their own hand. American life expectancy is continuing its recent decline , according to the CDC’s latest statistical release. Americans are dying at an average age of 78.6. Though that is roughly the

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2018 temperatures set to be among hottest on record: UN

Global temperatures in 2018 are set to be the fourth highest on record, the UN said Thursday, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway warming of the planet.

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Myrer tager en 'sygedag' for at beskytte kolonien

2266 havemyrer med stregkoder er med til at afsløre, at myrerne ændrer adfærd for at beskytte hinanden, når en sygdomsfremkaldende bakterie rammer myretuen.

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Ice sheet melt will slow warming but speed sea level rise

The melting Antarctic ice sheet will delay atmospheric warming by about a decade but speed up sea level rise, according to new research. The study, which appears in Nature , is the first to project how the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will affect future climate, says first author Ben Bronselaer, adding that current climate models don’t include the effects of melting ice on the global climat

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You Don’t Want Fries With That

Fries are unhealthy but undeniably tasty, so if you do indulge, here is some expert advice.

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Study unlocks full potential of 'supermaterial' graphene

New research reveals why the 'supermaterial' graphene has not transformed electronics as promised, and shows how to double its performance and finally harness its extraordinary potential.

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A prosthetic arm that decodes phantom limb movements

About 75 percent of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. Using this information, in collaboration with physicians, researchers from CNRS and Aix-Marseille University have developed a prototype capable of detecting these movements and activating a prosthetic arm. The prosthesis does not require any surgery and patients do not need training. The results are published on Nov. 29, 2018 in

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Youth football changes nerve fibers in brain

MRI scans show that repetitive blows to the head result in brain changes among youth football players, according to a new study.

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Snoring poses greater cardiac risk to women

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men, according to a new study. Moreover, the findings suggested that OSA may be vastly underdiagnosed among snorers.

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Indian police break up international computer virus scam

Indian police said Thursday they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to fix the problem at a price.

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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi reaffirm commitment to alliance

Automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi reaffirmed their committment to their alliance on Thursday as company leaders held their first meeting since the shock arrest of boss Carlos Ghosn.

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Legeplads afspærret efter asbestfund i børnehave

Asbestholdige eternitstykker var havnet i legepladsens jord. Efter flere undersøgelser blev det konkluderet, at der ikke var blevet frigivet sundhedsskadelige fibre til jorden eller luften.

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Ghosn 'signed documents to defer compensation': source

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn signed secret documents instructing aides to defer part of his salary without disclosing this to shareholders, a source close to the issue claimed Thursday.

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Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'

Twenty of the warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, say the World Meteorological Organization.

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Why the “y’all” line divides the US north from south, not east from west

Variations in spoken English seem to spread more easily across the US than up or down. Data mining points to an explanation.

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Study unlocks full potential of 'supermaterial' graphene

New research reveals why the "supermaterial" graphene has not transformed electronics as promised, and shows how to double its performance and finally harness its extraordinary potential.

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Selvkørende biler både godt og skidt for trængslen

Trængselsproblemer kan ikke løses af teknologi alene. Teknologien skal bruges fornuftigt, og bilisterne må ændre vaner, siger analysechef i Cowi.

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Peru 'catastrophe' feared after 8,000-barrel Amazon oil spill

A Peruvian oil executive warned Wednesday of "catastrophe" after indigenous residents cut a major pipeline in a region of the Amazon, triggering the spill of 8,000 barrels of oil.

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Ghosn arrest lays bare frustration at Nissan

With Carlos Ghosn's arrest, frustrations over the tycoon's management style have burst into the open within Nissan, with some staff also weary of playing second fiddle to Renault and its French-state backers.

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Future uncertain for Australia's unique platypus: researchers

Australia's unique platypus population is shrinking under pressure from agriculture and pollution, putting the egg-laying mammals' future in doubt, researchers said in a report published Thursday.

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Facebook mulled charging for access to user dataFacebook Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook on Wednesday said it considered charging application makers to access data at the social network.

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Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption

Digital giants led by Google, Facebook and Amazon have warned Australia against passing a "fundamentally flawed" law allowing security services to spy on encrypted communications among suspected criminals and terrorists.

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New Zealand says Huawei ban not because it's Chinese

New Zealand denied Thursday that telecommunications giant Huawei was banned from a 5G network rollout because it is Chinese, saying the problem it faced was a technological one.

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With US sales boom over, carmakers enter belt-tightening mode

Auto executives have spoken glowingly of a future with emissions-free vehicles, smart transportation systems and cars that drive themselves.

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Indonesia's Go-Jek enters Singapore market, challenges Grab

Indonesia's Go-Jek launched a trial version of its ride-hailing taxi app in Singapore Thursday, ahead of a full entry planned early next year as it aims to take on market leader Grab.

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Science conference slams 'deeply disturbing' baby gene-editing claim

A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers Thursday, who labelled him as irresponsible.

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UK's reliance on unpaid carers is unsustainable, research warns

The UK Government needs to urgently implement new carers' employment rights and work with employers to better support carers in the workplace, a new report from the Work Foundation states today.

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Researchers rise to challenge of predicting hail, tornadoes three weeks in advance

People living in Kansas, Nebraska and other states in the Plains are no strangers to tornadoes and hail storms—among the most costly and dangerous severe weather threats in the United States.

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Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards

In a study with implications for biodiversity and the spread of infectious diseases, CU Boulder ecologists have demonstrated that deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, the pale-flecked garden sunskink.

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Whale songs' changing pitch may be response to population, climate changes

Blue whales around the world are singing a little flat, and scientists may now have more clues as to the reason why.

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Science Summit Denounces Gene-Edited Babies Claim, But Rejects Moratorium

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing issues a consensus on how scientists might responsibly move forward to create gene-edited babies in the wake of a rogue scientist's claims. (Image credit: China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)

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Datatilsynet tav om datalæk fra terapiportal: »Det ville spolere efterforskningen«

Datatilsynet frygtede, at terapiportalen GoMentor ville lukke en alvorlig sikkerhedsfejl på deres hjemmeside, hvis de fik nys om fejlens eksistens. Det ville ødelægge Datatilsynets efterforskning, og derfor undlod tilsynet at fortælle GoMentor om fejlen.

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UK meets UN target in drive to end HIV epidemic

More than 90% of cases are diagnosed, on treatment and virally suppressed, Public Health England says The UK has hit a significant UN target on the way to ending the HIV epidemic by succeeding in diagnosing and effectively treating more than 90% of people with the virus. Public Health England said there were an estimated 102,000 people with HIV in the UK last year, of whom 8% – 8,200 – were belie

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Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? – in pictures

Tim Peake beat more than 8,000 applicants to the job. Here, he shares some images of the training he underwent, as seen in his new hardback, The Astronaut Selection Test Book Continue reading…

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Naturbevarelse sker på papiret: Der er kun styr på 20 procent af beskyttede områder

Vi er ifølge FN tæt på at opfylde målene for at bevare vores natur. Men kigger man nærmere på rapporten, er der lang vej endnu, før naturen er i trygge hænder.

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Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards

In a study with implications for biodiversity and the spread of infectious diseases, CU Boulder ecologists have demonstrated that deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, the pale-flecked garden sunskink.

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Getting older adults to be more active

What needs to happen to entice more seniors up and out of their easy chairs? A five-year-long Norwegian study of elders called Generation 100 has found some answers by combing through 70 000 exercise logs.

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Reproducing paintings that make an impression

MIT CSAIL's new system can faithfully remake your favorite paintings via 3D printing and deep learning.

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Climate change: 'It is a global issue we are all failing'

UN chief Antonio Guterres warns the rise of nationalism is hurting efforts to tackle global warming.

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Livsfarlige fibre bliver spredt fordi flere kommuner dropper asbesttjek

Flere kommuner undlader at kræve forundersøgelser for asbest og andre skadelige stoffer, når byggerier skal renoveres eller rives ned. Det kan medføre sundhedsfare og spredninger af farligt affald, som vi ikke har overblik over, mener ekspert.

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Making AI algorithms crazy fast using chips powered by light

Optical chips have been tried before—but the rise of deep learning may offer an opportunity to succeed where others have failed.

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High costs of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common condition with a high economic impact in both children and adults, concludes an updated review.

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Virtual library of 1 million new macrolide scaffolds could help speed drug discovery

Researchers have created the largest publicly available virtual library of macrolide scaffolds. The library — called V1M — contains chemical structures and computed properties for 1 million macrolide scaffolds with potential for use as antibiotics or cancer drugs.

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How much do you trust Dr. Google?

Women experiencing signs of breast cancer vary in how they value, use, and trust 'Dr. Google' when making sense of their symptoms, a new study reports.

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Vaccine signatures in humanized mice point to better understanding of infectious diseases

Researchers have developed a systematic way to compare the immune responses of humanized mice versus humans. They used this new testing platform to show that a newly developed humanized mouse shares significant immune-system responses with humans.

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Skin cancer rates in England far higher than previously thought, according to new database

Data from a newly established UK skin cancer database, the largest of its kind in the world, has revealed that there are over 45,000 cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas every year in England, 350 percent more than previous estimates suggested.

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Computer hackers could be thwarted by new 'deception consistency' method

Can you deceive a deceiver? That's the question that computer scientists have recently been exploring. The researchers are looking at how to make cyber deception a more effective tool against malicious hackers.

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Healthy blood stem cells have as many DNA mutations as leukemic cells

Researchers have shown that the number of mutations in healthy and leukemic blood stem cells does not differ. Rather the location of the mutations in the DNA is relevant. Using the mutation patterns in the hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) the team was able to trace the developmental lineage tree of the cells.

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One in four suicide attempts are associated with perceptual difficulties

Researchers have revealed that one quarter of suicide attempts are associated with dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and think. The research shows that this dysfunction can predict suicidal behavior, and offers new prospects for treatment and suicide prevention.

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Innate 'fingerprint' could detect tampered steel parts

Researchers using magnetic signals have found unique 'fingerprints' on steel, which could help to verify weapons treaties and reduce the use of counterfeit bolts in the construction industry.

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Flounder now tumor-free in Boston Harbor

In the late 1980s, more than three-quarters of the winter flounder caught in Boston Harbor — one of the most polluted harbors in America — showed signs of liver disease, many of them with cancerous tumors. But now, scientists have documented a dramatic rebound in flounder health spurred by decades of remediation efforts.

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Link between job titles and gender equality

Researchers have revealed a link between role-nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. The study, which examined whether the masculine form in the plural in German is understood as gender-neutral or as specific to males, confirms earlier findings in behavioral research: people tend to interpret the grammatically masculine form as male-specific, despite it being used regul

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Jumpin' droplets! Researchers seek to improve efficiency of condensers

Researchers have figured out how to keep condensed droplets from coalescing into a film, and to make the droplets jump high enough to move away from the condenser surface.

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The virus detectives

Every summer in Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland, tons of brown trout perish. An interdisciplinary team has now discovered the culprit of the mysterious dying afflicting brown trout. It is triggered by a previously unknown virus, which is related to a virus that infects salmon in the North Atlantic and the Pacific.

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The Romanian forest that's disappearing

Why one of Europe's last great beech forests is facing the chop.

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Healthy? Stay fit to avoid a heart attack

Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a new study.

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Swapping bacteria may help 'Nemo' fish cohabitate with fish-killing anemones

The fish killer and the fish live in harmony: But how the clownfish thrive in the poisonous tentacles of the anemone remains a mystery. A new study tackles the iconic conundrum from the microbial side.

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Children who start school a year early more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Children who enter elementary school younger than their peers are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Children born in August in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff birth date for school enrollment have a 30 percent higher risk for ADHD diagnosis than peers born in September, which may reflect over-diagnosis.

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Indian peafowls' crests are tuned to frequencies also used in social displays

Indian peafowl crests resonate efficiently and specifically to the same vibration frequencies used in peacock social displays, according to a new article.

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The protein that spurs dormant bacteria into reproduction

Whether dormant bacteria begin to reproduce is no accident. Rather, they are simply waiting for a clear signal from a single protein in the cell interior. Researchers have now deciphered the molecular mechanisms behind this.

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Transfusions with older blood linked to adverse events, death, new study finds

Major trauma victims who receive transfusions of packed blood 22 days old or older may face increased risk of death within 24 hours, according to a new study.

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The Atlantic Daily: The Beginning of the End

What We’re Following Two Koreas: At last, it appears that the Korean War is beginning to end. North and South Korea have been moving to “dismantle guard posts, designate no-fly zones, and disarm what was once the most volatile place on the peninsula,” reports Uri Friedman. But the process of reconciliation seems to be outpacing denuclearization. Who gets credit? And who might still be dissatisfie

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Researchers rise to challenge of predicting hail, tornadoes three weeks in advance

A prediction lead time of about 2 to 5 weeks is sorely lacking in current forecasting capabilities for severe weather. Atmospheric scientists now demonstrate the ability to make skillful predictions of severe weather across the Plains and southeastern United States, including hail and tornadoes, in that coveted "subseasonal" time scale. To do it, they use a reliable tropical weather pattern call

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Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights.

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Whale songs' changing pitch may be response to population, climate changes

Blue whales have been dropping pitch incrementally over several decades, but the cause has remained a mystery. A new study finds a seasonal variation in the whales' pitch correlated with breaking sea ice in the southern Indian Ocean. The new research also extends the mysterious long-term falling pitch to related baleen whales and rules out noise pollution as the cause of the global long-term trend

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To replicate physical objects for virtual reality, just turn on your smartphone

A global team of computer scientists have developed a novel method that replicates physical objects for the virtual and augmented reality space just using a point-and-shoot camera with a flash, without the need for additional, and oftentimes expensive, supporting hardware.

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UK's reliance on unpaid carers is unsustainable, research warns

New Work Foundation research highlights the profound impact caring responsibilities have on a person's employment with those providing 50 hours or more care per week being 36 percent less likely to be employed compared to non-carers. Findings suggest women are disproportionately affected, with 61 percent of female carers being employed in comparison to 68 percent of men. Those aged 45-54 are twice

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Altering cancer metabolism helps treatments attack tumors

Restricting the ability of cancer cells to metabolize sugar could make oncolytic viruses more effective at attacking them, suggests a study published today in the journal Cancer Research.

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Understanding Down syndrome opens door to Alzheimer's prevention trials

Clinical trials for preventing Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome may soon be possible thanks to new research from King's College London. The researchers found changes in memory and attention are the earliest signs of Alzheimer's in Down syndrome, and these changes start in the early 40s.

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Vapers can avoid relapsing to smoking, even after the odd cigarette

New research finds vapers can avoid relapsing back into smoking, even after the odd cigarette.While vapers may occasionally have the odd smoking lapse, they don't see it as 'game over' for their quit attempt and it doesn't have to lead to a full relapse.The findings suggest that vaping encourages not just smoking cessation, but long-term relapse prevention.

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Scientists solve longtime mystery in innate immunity

Scientists have long wondered how one protein, NLRP3, can promote inflammation in response to a wide range of seemingly unrelated stimuli.

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Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect

The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to a new study.

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Intelligent framework aims to optimize data transfer in 5G networks

New technology is designed to allow cellular communication nodes in 5G systems to partition bandwidth more efficiently in order to improve end-to-end data transmission rates. In simulations, the tech is capable of meeting the international goal of 10 gigabits per second in peak performance areas.

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New report calls for health monitoring and research program on Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans

To help determine if the descendants of Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans are at risk for health effects resulting from the service members' exposure to toxicants during deployment, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends the creation of a health monitoring and research program (HMRP).

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Nancy Cappello, Breast Cancer Activist, Is Dead at 66

A survivor of the disease, she fought for fuller disclosure of mammogram results — something she did not get. She died from complications of her treatment.

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What Makes Knickers the Steer (Not Cow) So Big? Cattle’s Mysterious Genes

It also helps to be castrated and live a long time.

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Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate

Global warming is posing immediate health hazards around the world and in the United States, from kidney disease to dengue fever, two new studies say.

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Promising new imaging method aids fracture prediction

A study published today in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology reports that high-resolution peripheral computed tomography (HR-pQCT) represents an effective tool in predicting an individual's fracture risk.

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Beyond bone mineral density: Additional bone traits predict risk for fracture

In the largest prospective study of its kind, researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife used high-resolution tomography imaging to assess whether bone characteristics besides bone mineral density can predict risk of fracture. They found that assessing the microstructure of the two different types of bone tissues — compa

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The secret to better berries? Wild bees

New research shows wild bees are essential for producing larger and better blueberry yields – with plumper, faster-ripening berries. The study is the first to show that wild bees improve not only blueberry quantities, but also size and other quality factors. It finds they produce greater berry size (12 percent), quantity (12 percent), size consistency (11 percent), and earlier harvests — by two a

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Want Someone to Care About Climate Change? Make It Personal

Goodbye, Arctic. Hello, heat stroke and asthma attacks. New climate reports connect the dots between predictions and your life—today.

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Elon Musk Drops a Plan to Tunnel Under LA After Locals Sue

Musk's Boring Company won't dig under Los Angeles' Sepulveda Blvd after neighborhood groups sued to stop the project.

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The surprising link between balmy winters and violent crime

Nexus Media News As temperatures rise, so does criminal activity. Warm winter weather pulls more people outside when they're normally not. This, researchers say, increases crime rates in certain regions.

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Papadopoulos’s Russia Ties Continue to Intrigue the FBI

George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his interactions with a Russia-linked professor in 2016, went to jail on Monday after fighting, and failing, to delay the start of his two-week prison sentence. But a letter now being investigated by the House Intelligence Committee and the FBI indicates that Papadopoulos is still in the crosshairs o

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Nancy Pelosi Wouldn't Cut a Deal That Would Have Ensured Her Speakership

Around lunchtime on Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi gathered in her Capitol office with three of her harshest critics. Representatives Seth Moulton, Kathleen Rice, and Tim Ryan are the de facto leaders of a coterie of House Democrats trying to prevent Pelosi from becoming speaker in the next Congress. For two months, the group has broadcast its desire for new leadership, with many of its members adamant

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The Lawsuit That’s Claiming a Constitutional Right to Education

Nearly all of the world’s 180-plus countries include the term education in their constitution. Most guarantee every child the right to free education, and many make participation in some form of schooling mandatory; some even provide universal access to affordable college. For the remaining handful, the UN’s decades-old treaty on children’s rights, which stipulates various educational protections

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DOJ Indicts 2 Iranian Hackers for Harmful SamSam Ransomware

A string of attacks hobbled the city of Atlanta, multiple hospitals, and more. The feds now think they know who did it.

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