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HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Gardasil 9, a vaccine against nine strains of the human papillomavirus for older age groups.


Hip hop, country eller jazz? Test hvilken musik, der passer til din personlighed

Forskning viser, at din personlighed og musiksmag hænger nøje sammen. Tag en test her og se, om det også gælder for dig.


Ugens debat: Er hybridbiler rene nok?

Statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V) løftede i sin tale ved Folketingets åbning lidt af sløret for regeringens ‘luft- og klima­udspil’, da han annoncerede en ambition om 1 million el- og hybridbiler i 2030. Blandt læserne på førte det til en længere debat, bl.a. om definitionen på en grø…




Why the Mind–Body Problem Can't Have a Single, Objective Solution

We cannot escape our subjectivity when we try to solve the riddle of ourselves — Read more on


Two Women and the Protest Against Brett Kavanaugh

On the lawn between the Capitol and the Supreme Court, two women listened to the speeches coming from a makeshift stage outfitted with a “Stop Kavanaugh” poster. On any other Thursday night, they would have been back home in Baltimore by now having dinner. But the Senate was scheduled to vote the next morning on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination , and hundreds of demonstrators had been a


The Cars of the Paris Auto Show Reveal a Quirky, Urban, Electric Future

From Toyota's "self-charging hybrids" to Citroën's new runabout, Paris offers a glimpse of the automotive future in that parallel universe we call "Europe."


Rory Kennedy: ‘In our family there was no tolerance for being a victim’

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy was born six months after the assassination of her father Robert Kennedy. Here, she talks about living with her family’s tragic legacy and her new film about the space race Children in the Kennedy household had to follow the rules. The horses, seals and coatimundis in the grounds of Hickory Hill – the imposing family home John F Kennedy sold to his brother Robert – might ha


Want to live forever? Flush out your zombie cells

As time passes, the number of damaged, ‘senescent’ cells in our bodies increases. These in turn are responsible for many effects of ageing. Now scientists are working to eliminate them In a lab just south of San Francisco I am looking at two blown-up images of microscope slides on a computer screen, side by side. The slides are the same cross-sections of mouse knees from a six-month-old and an 18


SpaceX to Attempt 1st West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing on Sunday

Smoke billowed around a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday, Oct. 2, as it briefly fired its engines during a preflight test from SLC-4E at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.


Space Photos of the Week: Opportunity! We See You, Little Guy!

A rover surfaces, a moon appears, and a storm swirls.


Why tiny fossils can tell us more than big ones

Science Sorting through microfossils at the LaBrea Tar Pits. At the LaBrea Tar Pits and Museum, big remains of sabertooth tigers and mammoths get all the glory. But we can actually learn more from wee microfossils.


It's Raining Tiny Particles from Saturn's Innermost Ring

To Earthling eyes, the gap between Saturn and its rings looks calm, but scientists destroy that illusion in new research, laying out a set of unexpectedly complicated phenomena dancing through that emptiness.


Scientists Across the Globe Are Hunting for Pure Randomness

Quantum weirdness and Twitter feeds add to the entropy in these public randomness beacons.


Whisper it… ASMR videos are the quiet revolution going global

Viewing sensory films of people tapping, crinkling paper and scratching beards can trigger brain tingles that are relaxing – and advertisers hope will entice you to buy It all started when people discovered that softly-spoken instructional videos on YouTube – often including tapping, brushing and stroking sounds – gave them a curious head-tingling sensation and an almost euphoric feeling of calm.


How Writing My Struggle Transformed Knausgaard

I know more about the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard than I do about my parents, my children, my friends, and possibly my husband. I know how he lost his virginity, what he buys at the supermarket, how he makes his coffee, what kind of cigarettes he smokes and how many, the quality of his bowel movements. I know how he shapes the narrative of his life: his initial difficulty writing novels,


Rumdetektiv: Andreas Mogensen skal efterforske mystisk hul på rumstation

For nylig gik der hul på den internationale rumstation ISS. Hullet var menneskeskabt indefra, og nu skal den danske astronaut hjælpe med at finde årsagen.


Saving 'The Expanse' Is One of Fandom's Great Triumphs

It's true. Just ask writer Hallie Lambert.


A Good Password Law, Hardware Hacks, and More Security News This Week

Hardware hacks, the government gets two-factor, and more security news this week.


Will Pluto Be the Last Habitable World?

The Sun’s future is going to change the status quo — Read more on


Readers Respond to the June 2018 Issue

Letters to the editor from the June 2018 issue of Scientific American — Read more on


Do Hair Loss Treatments Actually Work?

Hair loss treatment products are a $3.6 billion industry, but do they actually work? — Read more on


Monsoon Gets Stormed | BattleBots: Resurrection

Team Monsoon won the match, but lost their weapon. As they race to repair it before the next fight, Mecha Rampage catches fire and Bail Spear has a last minute emergency in the BattleBox. Stream Full Episodes of BattleBots: Resurrection: Subscribe to Discovery: Join us on Facebook:


15 Columbus Day Sales on Tech We Love: Instant Pot, Apple, Vizio, Amazon Echo

Instant Pots, Fire TVs, and even an Infinity Gauntlet are fresh this weekend.


Sans Forgetica: A Font To Remember

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with typography lecturer Stephen Banham of RMIT University about a new font he helped develop to assist people in remembering what they've read.


As fact and fiction blur, America’s finally ready for Polish author Olga Tokarczuk

Our fragmented times demand a new kind of novel Bodies in motion, bodies fixed in place None Does it ever strike you as odd that we manage to inhabit two completely different realities at once? On one level, we have common sense and reason that orient us in the world. We make narrative sense of our own life and self and we go about our day with a provisional yet perfectly satisfactory sense of wh


Ukraine builds solar plant near Chernobyl

Ukraine launches its first solar plant in the abandoned area around the former nuclear power station.


World's Simplest Animal Reveals Hidden Diversity

The first animal genus defined purely by genetic characters represents a new era for the sorting and naming of animals — Read more on


The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending October 6, 2018)

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


The Family Weekly: The Political Power of Angry Moms

This Week in Family The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States in early 2017, more than half a million Americans congregated in Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March—one of the largest single-day protests in U.S. history. In her new book Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger , the writer Rebecca Traister explores the history of female fury in t


1,600 scientists rebuke Cern physicist over gender bias

Alessandro Strumia hits back at petition sparked by claim physics was built by men More than 1,600 scientists have backed a campaign condemning the Italian researcher who claimed physics was “invented and built by men”. They have signed a petition in response to comments made by Prof Alessandro Strumia , of Pisa University, who said male scientists were being discriminated against because of ideo


Why the Right Loves to Hate George Soros

Perhaps the easiest way to understand the right’s 15-year preoccupation with George Soros is that our ever-heightening polarization requires a billionaire cartoon villain to hover malevolently over Team Bad. Did the U.S. president really just accuse Soros of paying for anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters? You bet. Just like a U.S. president’s key adviser in 2010 accused the Tea Party of being the cre


Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid Are Torching the NFL

A month into the NFL season, Patrick Mahomes II, the Kansas City Chiefs’ second-year quarterback and first-year starter, is the lead story. He’s compiled 1,200 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and zero interceptions, digging in as the early MVP frontrunner . A fitting enough summary of Mahomes’s year, to this point, came in the second quarter of Kansas City’s Week 3 matchup against the San Francisco


David Attenborough’s Life on Earth review – a revamped classic

A fresh version of David Attenborough's classic book may be light on climate change, but it should inspire a new generation to cherish life on earth


domains: Who Is Neri Oxman?

A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt.


Some Amazon Workers Fear They’ll Earn Less Even With a $15 Minimum Wage

Amazon recently announced significant hourly pay increases—but it’s also cutting some benefits that employees say matter to their overall compensation.


What Are Shorts and Why Does Elon Musk Hate Them?

Because their actions drive down the value of Tesla’s stock.


Don't Buy the Trump Administration's China Misdirection

The White House keeps accusing China of election interference—but it's nothing like Russia in 2016.


Want to Drive Like a Pro Racer? Hope You Like Numbers

We hit the track to find out how much information goes into today’s race cars—and whether it could improve our skills through the turns.


Uber Writes an Equation to Help Cities Measure—and Manage—the Curb

In the age of ride-hailing and scooters, this strip of urban space is a hot commodity. Now cities have a way to measure just how hot.


Twenty Five of Our All-Time Favorite Books

From Neal Stephenson's *Crytponomicon*, to N.K. Jemison’s *Broken Earth Trilogy*, WIRED staffers share their personal reading lists.


Analyse: Klimaplanen er en hård nød at knække

Statsministeren har lovet, at regeringens klimaplan er klar i næste uge. Vi har set på den betragtelige opgave, regeringen står over for.


Corporate responsibility? Don’t make me laugh.

Most companies are trying to fight on both sides of a war, says Anand Giridharadas. They want to make a merciless profit and also get good PR. The result? Irresponsible company practices covered up by disingenuous 'corporate social responsibility' initiatives. "'Conscious capitalism.' That's a good one," he says. "The problem with our brand of market capitalism in American in 2018 is that it's a


Christine Blasey Ford Didn’t Come Forward in Vain

On Friday afternoon, Senator Susan Collins of Maine delivered a floor speech to the Senate and to the cable-news cameras situated within its chambers. In it, she made clear what had been, up until that point, likely but not inevitable: She would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, all but assuring that the Senate overall would elevate him to the bench. As Collins spoke, she also


My Grandfather Was a Republican Nominee Who Put Country First

I didn’t know my grandfather. He died in 1944, before I was born, felled by a heart attack at 52. This was but four years after his dramatic, unanticipated nomination for president, on the sixth ballot at the bitterly contested Republican convention in Philadelphia in June 1940. His ensuing campaign was the most serious election challenge that Franklin Roosevelt ever faced. Wendell Willkie is lit


Underestimating combined threats of deforestation and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds

The combined impact of deforestation and wildlife exploitation on bird numbers is severely underestimated and could lead to some species becoming extinct, a joint study by the University of Sheffield and National University of Singapore has found.


ASU research graces cover of ACS journal

Publishing a high-impact scientific article is a significant achievement for researchers. Being featured on the journal cover is even better.


Irish man pleads guilty in NY over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

A 30-year-old Irish man pled guilty in New York on Friday to narcotics conspiracy over the now-defunct "dark web" marketplace Silk Road, just months after being extradited to the United States.


Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear

Sporting a trendy brown bob, a humanoid robot named Erica chats to a man in front of stunned audience members in Madrid.


Going, going, gone! Tokyo's Tsukiji holds last tuna auction before move

Tokyo fishmongers gathered before dawn Saturday for one final tuna auction at the world-famous Tsukiji market before it closed its doors to move to a new site.


Why Count All the Squirrels in Central Park? Why the Heck Not

The team behind the park’s census of Eastern grays say an accurate tally is possible despite the critters’, well, squirrelish ways.


Trilobites: An Ancient Ant-Bacteria Partnership to Protect Fungus

Amber specimens indicate that fungus-farming ants have been cooperating with antimicrobial bacteria for tens of millions of years.


Brazil’s Fiery Far-Right Presidential Favorite Channels Trump

Tomorrow, Brazilians head to the polls for the first round of presidential elections. Running on the Social Liberal Party slate is Jair Messias Bolsonaro, an ultra-conservative military officer-turned-politician and likely top finisher. If he’s one of the top two vote-getters, he’ll be the favorite in the run-off election, slated for October 28. His likely opponent: former São Paulo mayor Fernand


B&W-ingeniører byggede Danmarks første militærfly

Louis Storm fortæller i denne artikel fra 1910 om det Berg-Stormske Monoplan, som han og kollegaen Olaf Berg havde konstrueret. Det tredje monoplan fra B&S blev Hærens første skolefly.


8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword From Lake in Sweden

Saga Vanacek recovered a sword lost for more than a thousand years, and kept the find secret for months while archaeologists surveyed the site.


Avoiding climate chaos means 'unprecedented' change: UN report

The UN's 195-nation climate science body plunged deep into overtime Saturday to finalise a report outlining stark options—all requiring a global makeover of unprecedented scale—for avoiding climate chaos.


S. Arabia backs down from blocking UN climate report: sources (Update)

Oil giant Saudi Arabia backed down at the last minute Saturday from obstructing the adoption of a major report by the UN's climate science panel, sources told AFP.


Ford to cut global workforce

US automaker Ford—which announced a major restructuring in July—unveiled plans Friday to reduce its workforce worldwide, without specifying the extent of the plan.


Mobning og to voldtæger gav Henriette PTSD: Efterfølgende kom smerterne

Stress, depression og PTSD. Med psykiske lidelser følger ofte fysiske smerter. Det ved 35-årige Henriette Hansen, der lever med kraftige smerter i hele kroppen.


The dangerous hallucinogen opioid addicts use to get clean

The opioid crisis in the U.S. isn't showing any signs of slowing down, and tens of thousands of addicts die every year from opioid abuse. Some centers outside of the U.S. are treating opioid addiction with ibogaine, a powerful hallucinatory drug. The drug is understudied and known to be toxic to humans, but some addicts are willing to take the risk. None Across the U.S., opioid addicts are boardi


Nintendo Switch Update Rumors, and the Rest of the Week in Games

A lot of rumors and magic this week—here's hoping some of it comes true.


Something Went Wrong in Chicago

On Friday afternoon, Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second degree murder and sixteen counts of aggravated assault—one for each bullet he fired into 17-year old Laquan McDonald’s body in 2014. The verdict was a rare example of a white police officer being convicted of murder for killing a black person. This outcome might tempt some to say that the system finally worked. But


What Six Senators Said About Their Kavanaugh Votes

After a tight procedural vote to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, senators made lengthy floor speeches throughout the day Friday explaining whether they planned to vote for or against his confirmation on Saturday. Some of their comments focused on the public debate over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both


The Senate’s Ill Winds Blow Across the Kavanaugh Confirmation

It was Alexander Hamilton’s hope and belief that the judiciary would be untainted by partisan politics, that its “firmness and independence” would be protected from “the pestilent breath of faction.” And for much of the nation’s subsequent history, the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court justices has been mostly bipartisan. When Republican nominee Anthony Kennedy won his seat in 1988, not a single


Underestimating combined threats of deforestation and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds

The combined impact of deforestation and wildlife exploitation on bird numbers is severely underestimated and could lead to some species becoming extinct, a joint study by the University of Sheffield and National University of Singapore has found.


The Atlantic Daily: Scrutinized, Demonized, and Shrouded in Mystery

What We’re Following Decides, Deciding, Decided: Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, following this speech on the Senate floor, said she would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court (she also said she believed the judge wouldn’t overturn Roe v. Wade ). Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, breaking with his party, said he would also vote “yes.” The final vote



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