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A Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing Problem

Urmila Mahadev became obsessed with a basic question in quantum computing: how do you know when the computer is cheating?

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Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He's Getting The Shot

When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days hospitalized. Serious, even fatal, complications can hit patients of any age. (Image credit: Neeta Satam for NPR)

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvornår bliver min sodavand hurtigst flad?

Flere læsere spørger til bobler i sodavand. Forsvinder bruset hurtigere ved specifikke temperaturer og ved forskellige håndteringer? Lektor på DTU Kemiteknik svarer.

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Learning on the Back of an Envelope

Simple calculations can help demystify anything from geologic time to family budgets — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Postpartum depression linked to mother's pain after childbirth

While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, suggests new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

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Nej, atomkraft løser ikke vores klimaproblemer

Den udskældte energiform er sikker nok – men sikkerheden gør den også for dyr og for langsom at bygge til at være den hurtige løsning, vi har brug for.

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Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate

Songbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures. (Image credit: Greg Davis/OPB)

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How Statistics Doomed Washington State’s Death Penalty

Last week, the American death penalty lurched on step closer to its eventual demise, as the Washington Supreme Court decided to fan away some of the smoke from Lewis Powell’s cigarette. In State v. Gregory , the state court held that the death penalty, as imposed in the state of Washington, was unconstitutional because it was racially biased. How does that relate to Powell and tobacco? Fastidious

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How irritating that smug couples have stumbled on the secret of a perfect relationship | Arwa Mahdawi

‘We-talk’ – constantly referring to yourself and your partner in the plural – is annoying. But it is also a sign that your relationship is solid. What else has science got to teach us about staying together? It’s always we, we, we … have you noticed? We all know people who seem to have lost the capacity to talk about themselves as autonomous individuals the moment they couple up. “We’re doing wel

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Switching Roles | Alaska: The Last Frontier

With Eve handling Eivin's chores while he's recovering from his rib injury, Eivin is keeping the kids occupied! Catch an All New ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER Sundays 9p on Discovery. From: Discovery

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Norske kommuner er glade for elbiler – men efterlyser firehjulstræk

Erfaringerne med elbiler i 14 norske kommuner er gode. Elbilerne er komfortable, økonomisk fordelagtige og lette at køre, men vintervejr kan være en barriere, viser undersøgelse.

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Child 'Vampire' Was Buried 1,550 Years Ago in Italy

A 1,550-year-old "vampire burial" of a child with a rock stuffed into his or her mouth has been discovered in an ancient cemetery in Lugnano, Italy.

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You're About to Drown in Streaming Subscriptions

The streaming space is about to get a lot more crowded. But at what cost?

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Paul McCartney Can’t Stop Making People Happy

Cathal Duane Does everyone already know the story of Paul McCartney and the milkman? I think I only just heard it, although at the same time it feels like a story I was told long ago, magical-indelible, back in the wavy chambers of my childhood. It goes like this: Paul McCartney, vital young Beatle, is lying in bed one morning in 1963 when he hears the milkman making his rounds. The milk bottles

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Marine Predator Problem? Try a Gastropod Hostage Backpack

It's hard out there for a shrimp — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Essays reveal Stephen Hawking predicted race of 'superhumans'

Physicist said genetic editing may create species that could destroy rest of humanity The late physicist and author Prof Stephen Hawking has caused controversy by suggesting a new race of superhumans could develop from wealthy people choosing to edit their and their children’s DNA. Hawking, the author of A Brief History of Time, who died in March , made the predictions in a collection of articles

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'Sperm Donor' Families: 45 Children And Counting

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Kianni Arroyo, whose biological father is donor #2757 and a popular choice in the sperm bank world. Arroyo is looking to connect with all of her half siblings.

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'The Ravenmaster' Is Definitely (There) For The Birds

Legend says that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England will fall. Luckily, ravenmaster Chris Skaife is there to care for them, and he's got a new book about these extraordinary birds. (Image credit: Christopher Skaife)

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When In Drought: States Take On Urgent Negotiations To Avoid Colorado River Crisis

After years of sustained drought, water managers along the Colorado River system are renegotiating water cutbacks to seven Western states, hoping to avoid more drastic shortages in the future. (Image credit: Luke Runyon/KUNC)

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We’re probably undervaluing healthy lakes and rivers

Clean water legislation often doesn’t seem like a good deal on paper. Here’s why that may be misleading.

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The High Stakes of Surfing’s Wave-Pool Arms Race

In 2015, a rancher named David Howe lifted off from a California airfield on a covert mission. For weeks, a neglected water-ski park in his Central Valley farming community had been mysteriously ensconced in privacy fencing and manned by a security detail. The clandestine development raised eyebrows in town, but according to Howe, locals contracted to do work at the facility weren’t talking. To q

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When Pop-Up Books Taught Popular Science

Today, books with pop-up illustrations—flaps to be lifted, tabs to be pulled, and wheels to be turned—form a small niche of the book market. Mostly, pop-up books are meant to get young children interested in books and reading. Once that interest is kindled, they are discarded for more sophisticated reading material. The charm and whimsy of pop-ups might seem far removed from the dry seriousness o

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Happy Birthday to Us

We look at the latest happenings in the auto-world, and look back at WIRED's greatest hits from a quarter century of chronicling the ever-molting world of transportation.

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A Space Mystery Tied Up in a Bow

CK Vupleculae was discovered by a French monk in 1670, and it's been puzzling scientists ever since.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) Review: Affordable but Underwhelming

Amazon's Fire HD 8 is still incredibly cheap, but it's not the bargain it once was.

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Elite-College Admissions Are Broken

S amantha remembers her high-school days more as a trial version of college. She seems part amused, part ashamed as she recalls the hours she dedicated to reworking her resume—or the hours on top of that spent plowing through SAT exercises in the home of her one-on-one college-application coach, even though she had already achieved near-perfect scores on practice tests. On any given weeknight in

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Schwarzenegger Is Back in a Wonky Campaign Fight Against Gerrymandering

When he said he’d be back, no one expected that Arnold Schwarzenegger meant at a tailgate rally at Michigan State ahead of the University of Michigan football game — but that’s where he will make his return to the campaign trail next Saturday in East Lansing. Schwarzenegger will land in the middle of the night, on a break from shooting the new Terminator movie in Budapest, to rally in support of

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Camping Is Awful, but Not Awful Enough

In 2015, my colleague Christopher Orr pondered why the British are better at satire. The crux of it, he concluded, was that British comedy is both lighter and darker, more cynical but less serious, rooted in awfulness and unfettered by the obligation to make characters likable in any way. Which about sums up what’s wrong with Camping , Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s new comedy miniseries for HBO.

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The Politics of a Long-Dead Dictator Still Haunt Spain

MADRID—At General Francisco Franco’s graveside, discussion is lively. Around the tombstone of the Spanish dictator, laden with floral offerings and gazing up into the granite arches of the Valley of the Fallen’s vast basilica, visitors hold forth over the fate of the man who has been buried there for more than 40 years. “They should not remove him,” one middle-aged woman protested to me recently,

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Donald Trump’s Absentee Presidency

It is a poignant paradox of Donald Trump’s ubiquitous presidency—all tweets, all the time—that a leader who prides himself as omnipresent in digital public discourse is so often absent from national life in the hundred human ways in which the country has come to expect its presidents to perform. Latest case in point: After Hurricane Michael devastated parts of Florida’s Panhandle, Trump played ho

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Samin Nosrat Wants Everybody to Cook

The first day we met, Samin Nosrat improved my cooking for maybe the hundredth time. I’d been employing Nosrat’s approach to cooking in my own kitchen for over a year, each small tweak and lesson learned its own miracle. But last month, Nosrat intervened directly (and perhaps unknowingly). At the market she chose as our meeting place, Downtown Brooklyn’s Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable, the Berkeley-b

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Energiprofessor om regeringens klimaudspil: Klimaplanen lægger en god bund

Regeringen fortjener ros for at sætte mål og ville handle på transportsektoren i stedet for en ‘markedet klarer alt’-tilgang. Men planen halter på to vigtige områder, vurderer professor i energiplanlægning.

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Taylor Swift's Foray Into Politics Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week Taylor Swift encouraged people to vote and Kanye West visited the White House.

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LISTE: 8 madvarer du enten elsker eller hader

Koriander, blåskimmelost og kaffe. Læs den videnskabelige forklaring på, hvorfor de deler vandene.

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Reproduction revolution: how our skin cells might be turned into sperm and eggs

Scientists may soon be able to create human sperm and eggs using ordinary cells – a boon for those with fertility problems that raises troubling ethical questions Forty years ago, couples suffering from infertility were given hope by the birth of Louise Brown, the first “test-tube baby”. But although millions of babies have now been born by IVF, the technique can offer no help to couples eager to

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How profit-driven inbreeding could bring the world dairy herd to its knees

The drive for genetic selection means cattle are increasingly vulnerable to deadly new epidemics that could emerge as the climate warms Known for their distinctive long horns, the Ankole cattle of western Uganda have evolved over millennia to withstand their harsh environment, with its lengthy dry spells and abundance of local maladies such as trypanosomiasis, a disease spread by the tsetse fly.

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Guatemala volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire spewed ash and lava Saturday just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people.

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Tunisia fishermen turn tide to cash in on blue crab menace

Tunisian fishermen saw the blue crab wreak such havoc on their catches when it first appeared that they nicknamed it after the terrifying jihadists of the Islamic State group.

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Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone

Since Hurricane Michael roared through on Wednesday, a wide swath of Florida's northwest coast has been without telephone or Internet service, adding to the daunting challenges facing residents, loved ones trying to reach them, and the work crews struggling to bring them relief.

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Egypt seeks to weave cotton renaissance

Treading carefully among his sprawling green plants in the Nile Delta, Egyptian farmer Fatuh Khalifa fills his arms with fluffy white cotton picked by his workers.

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Karaoke office: Japan inc. shifts to unusual workspaces

From tiny one-person cubicles in underground stations to camping tents under towering skyscrapers and even karaoke clubs: in workaholic Japan, salarymen are never short of a place to work.

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Story of unsung gardener revealed after appeal on BBC

Who was Miss Harrisson? We now know the story of the gardening pioneer denied a scholarship in 1898.

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The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause button It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so dominated and “switched on” via smartphones and the other devices that make us accessible and, crucially, so easily distractible and interrup

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First Man review – an inner space odyssey

Damien Chazelle’s drama about Neil Armstrong and the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing is a moving tale of loss and peril In William Peter Blatty’s underrated 1980 mystery-thriller The Ninth Configuration , a grounded lunar astronaut played by Scott Wilson (who sadly died last week) delivers a heartbreaking soliloquy that perfectly encapsulates the existential crisis at the centre of much space-travel c

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How to learn: boost your brain with a trip down memory lane

Anyone can be taught anything if they are inspired enough to pay attention – the key to remembering it is firing up the imagination I first encountered memory techniques just after leaving secondary school. I’d been struck down by an illness, and had to spend a few months in hospital. Needing a project to escape the boredom of the ward, I was unable to resist diving into memory techniques when a

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Eco-pioneers in the 1970s: how aerospace workers tried to save their jobs – and the planet

A new documentary recalls the extraordinary but largely forgotten Lucas Plan, which saw British workers attempt to make wind turbines instead of weapons It was 1974. A new Labour government had come to power on the promise of defence cuts. Swingeing job losses were soon to follow. Desperate workers at one Birmingham factory – Lucas Aerospace – fought to save their livelihoods, not by downing tools

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2-årig Ada udfordrer videnskaben: Hvor kommer bølger fra?

Bølger kan rejse flere hundreder kilometer, siger forsker. På DR Viden tager vi børns nysgerrighed alvorligt og finder svar hos videnskaben.

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Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes

Chief scientist says Australia must use all available technologies Australia’s chief scientist says the question facing the nation’s energy future is not about renewables versus coal but how best to create “a whole-of-economy emissions reduction strategy”. In a prerecorded interview with Sky released on Sunday, Dr Alan Finkel responded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report , w

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Robert Mueller Has Already Told You Everything You Need To Know

With the exception of President Trump’s legal team, no one has been watching the Mueller investigation more closely than Garrett Graff.

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Nike's New Jordans—a Sneak Peek

Designer Tinker Hatfield shows an audience at Wired25 athletic shoes designed for people who don’t like to run.

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Puffin patrol: The children saving Iceland's pufflings

Puffin populations are struggling, but some young volunteers are coming to their rescue.

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Brave New World predicted 2018 better than any other novel

This 1931 novel predicted modern life almost to a (model) T. While other dystopias get more press, Brave New World offers us a nightmare world that we've moved steadily towards over the last century. Author Aldous Huxley's ideas on a light handed totalitarian dictatorship stand in marked contrast to the popular image of a dictatorship that relies on force. When most people think of what dystopia

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What Would Happen If Everyone Truly Believed Everything Is One?

New research suggests a belief in oneness has broad implications for psychological functioning and compassion for those are outside of our immediate circle. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New Angry Birds television series being hatched

Producers are laying plans for a new "Angry Birds" television series based on the cult video game, its distributors said Saturday.

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As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice.

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Harvard’s race-based college admissions trial begins Monday

The lawsuit claims Harvard University discriminates against Asian American students, who currently constitute 22.9 percent of the freshman class. Harvard denies the allegations, arguing that its admissions practices don't discriminate against anyone. The plaintiffs are backed by the Trump administration. Harvard is backed by multiple student organizations, including the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian-Am

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Ambitious Praying Mantis Discovers Sashimi

Is there nothing the raptorial insect won't try to eat? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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More Photos of the Incredible Devastation Left by Hurricane Michael

Authorities are now saying at least 18 deaths have been caused by Hurricane Michael across four states. Michael crashed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10 as a powerful Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 155 mph. One of the hardest-hit towns was Florida’s Mexico Beach, southeast of Panama City, where entire neighborhoods appear to have been erased by the ferocious winds—the debris of

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Josh Witnesses an Exorcism | Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife

Josh visit a man who claims he feels demons inside him. Catch an All New EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: SEARCH FOR THE AFTERLIFE Sunday 10p on Discovery. Stream Full Episodes of Expedition Unknown: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/expedition-unknown/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Disco

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Chasing the Quantum Tantra

Hippy physicist Nick Herbert pursues a lifelong love affair with nature — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Despite crisis patients perceive opioids as superior and expect them for postsurgical pain

Even with concerns about addiction, side effects and the other risks of opioids dominating headlines, a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting found people expect to be prescribed opioids and perceive them to be the most effective form of pain relief after surgery. Interestingly, other research presented at the meeting found opioids led to complications such as increased pain,

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Ny robot udfører parkour: En stor præstation og et spring ind i fremtiden

Boston Dynamics har netop lagt en video ud af deres menneskelignende robot, der laver parkour.

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A strong libido and bored by monogamy: the truth about women and sex

When a heterosexual couple marries, who’s likely to get bored of sex first? The answer might surprise you… What do you know about female sexuality? Whatever it is, chances are, says Wednesday Martin , it’s all wrong. “Most of what we’ve been taught by science about female sexuality is untrue,” she says. “Starting with two basic assertions: that men have a stronger libido than women, and that men

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Halloween Neuron Monster Coloring Contest!

It’s the time of year for cobwebs, Grim Reapers, and your classic neuron monsters. Color outside the cube with the first ever Eyewire coloring contest! Zach Herman, Eyewire Illustration Intern ’18, created these fantastic creatures that rule the Halloween night. They might even pop up during Grim’s Haunted Carnival . Rules: Color one or color them all! Submit as many colored neuromonsters as you

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Why Diving Tectonic Plates Get Stuck 400 Miles beneath Earth's Surface

The hitch, likely only a temporary one, could be linked to certain volcanic features — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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On Air preview – Tomás Saraceno is saving the world with balloon art

Forget doomy "Anthropocene" ideas, if we're serious about saving Earth we need hope, says Tomás Saraceno, the artist whose tetrahedral balloons inspire researchers

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Scientists achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in plasma waves

An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated a new technique for accelerating electrons to very high energies over short distances.

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Exascale-supercomputere kræver nye CPU'er med mindre elforbrug

Hvis supercomputere med 1 x 10^18 kommatalsberegninger pr. sekund skal realiseres, kræver det ændringer af hardware og software. Men så burde det også kunne lade sig gøre, mener professor.

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Good News For 'Green' Brews: Consumers Say They'll Pay More For Sustainable Beer

More than 1,000 U.S. beer drinkers surveyed say they would pay about $1.30 more for a six-pack of beer if it was produced at a brewery that invests in water conservation or solar power. (Image credit: Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

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Er du født kræsen eller bare umoden?

De senere år er forskerne blevet meget klogere på, hvorfor nogle af os bliver kræsne som voksne. Det ligger både i generne og opdragelsen, viser resultaterne.

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Kanye's Password, a WhatsApp Bug, and More Security News This Week

A grey hat hacking hero, bad boat news, and more security news this week.

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More and More Movies Are Reflecting Our Fear of the Internet

Life online may not be a literal horror show—but sometimes it can feel like one.

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The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell was on the fence in 1978. The court had before it the case of a 35-year-old white man, Allan Bakke, who had twice been denied admission to the medical school at the University of California, Davis. Bakke claimed that he was unfairly rejected because of the school’s quota system, which reserved 16 seats in the 100-person class for minority students. Powell didn’t

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Letters: When The Production of Knowledge Gets Messy

What an Audacious Hoax Reveals About Academia Last week, Yascha Mounk described what happened when “three scholars—James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian—wrote 20 fake papers using fashionable jargon to argue for ridiculous conclusions, and tried to get them placed in high-profile journals in fields including gender studies, queer studies, and fat studies.” Not all the papers were p

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Barbara Kingsolver’s Superficial View of the American Family in the Trump Era

U nsheltered , by Barbara Kingsolver, is about a middle-class family struggling to make ends meet as the 2016 presidential primaries unfold. “One underemployed breadwinner, five dependents,” Kingsolver writes of the Knox-Tavoularis family, whose members are designed to represent variously aggrieved members of the white American electorate. At the center of the novel is Willa, a magazine editor tu

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Dinosaur Highlights a Jurassic Mystery

A new study of Sarahsaurus revises what paleontologists thought about how long-necked herbivores showed up in North America — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Another NASA Space Telescope Sidelined by Glitch

The Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has been observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, entered a protective "safe mode" on Wednesday (Oct. 10).

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Photos: The Power and Beauty of North America's Bighorn Sheep

The powerful bighorn sheep are icons of the American West. They are known for their epic rutting battles and being able to climb steep cliffs with the smallest of ledges. Here's a look at why they are so revered.

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Why Do Gnats Swarm?

Why do gnats insist on flying together in the same tiny air space?

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Can a Low-Carb Diet Cure Reflux?

A low FODMAP diet can bring relief from IBS and other intestinal miseries. But could it also be the answer for chronic heartburn? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Manoush Zomorodi on how blockchain might save journalism. Maybe.

Fake news, real risk, and the messy rise of blockchain media. Why people police other people's voices And much, much more. None Why would two intelligent women running a hugely successful podcast at one of the most respected studios in the audio world, quit to start a small journalism company built on blockchain, a technology very few people have ever heard of? To quote someone on Twitter yesterd

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending October 13, 2018)

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

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'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' Promises Romance—Then Locks It Away

Not all game stories need sexuality, but it constitutes an organic, interesting part of a character's life.

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The Family Weekly: What Marketers Think Moms Want

This Week in Family In an attempt to understand how marketers try to sell things to moms, the Atlantic staff writer Joe Pinsker attended the 14th annual “Marketing to Moms” conference, where marketers discussed the emotions that best characterize moms today: stress, doubt, and guilt. It’s a “bleak depiction of modern motherhood,” Pinsker writes, but marketers believe it makes for effective advert

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Hubble’s Hardware Woes and the Painful Era of Aging Spacecraft

Perhaps no space mission has revealed as many wonders of the universe as the Hubble Space Telescope has. From its perch about 350 miles above Earth, the space observatory has produced sharp, mesmerizing views of planets, stars, and galaxies. The Hubble Deep Field , one of the most iconic images in astronomy, captured thousands of glittering galaxies in a tiny piece of the sky. Beyond the pretty p

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Witch Doctor Gets Cursed | BattleBots: Resurrection

Team Witch Doctor smokes its motors and faces a major overhaul of the design in order to fix it. As they race to repair it before the next fight, Petunia is hit with a devastating setback minutes before their match. Stream Full Episodes of BattleBots: Resurrection: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/battlebots-resurrection/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Faceb

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REI End of Season Sale (Fall 2018): Patagonia, CycleOps, Rumpl, Suunto, Dakine

From Patagonia board shorts to CycleOps bike trainers, we're bringing you the best of the end of season deals.

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Hestan Smart Induction Cooktop Review: Dial in Temps Down to the Degree

Replacing your standard range with an app-controlled induction cooktop can yield more precise control—and better results—in the kitchen.

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The Backlash to New Rules on Protests in D.C.

From the March on Washington to the March For Our Lives , from the women protesting for suffrage to the women protesting against President Trump, the grounds of the National Mall and the White House have been an important theater for Americans exercising their First Amendment rights in full view of their government. But a new set of rule changes proposed by the National Parks Service has some Ame

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What Manatees Do During Hurricane Season

On Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Michael slammed into the western coast of Florida. It was, as my colleague Robinson Meyer described , “one of the most damaging and powerful storms ever to wallop the continental United States.” Several neighborhoods were devastated, more than a dozen people were killed, and hundreds of thousands were left without power. And in the midst of all the destruction, a

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Joe Biden’s Endless Rumination About Running for President

Joe Biden has entered another long season of indecision. In London this week, he teased that he’s not a presidential candidate “at this point.” In March, he told a university audience, “I have to be able to … look in the mirror and know that if I don’t run, it’s not because I’m afraid of losing, it’s not because I don’t want to take on the responsibility.” In February, he mused to Andrea Mitchell

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Kanye West’s Quixotic Quest

It would not be a story if a famous black pop star today—or anyone else for that matter, really—said on camera that Donald Trump doesn’t care about black people. There’d be no controversy. Not only is it evident that the president doesn’t really care about a great number of people, it is eminently fair to ascertain from his policies and comments that the president does not spare thoughts for the

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The Romanoffs Is a Self-Indulgent, Intriguing Muddle

In a scene from the second “episode” of The Romanoffs , set on a ultra-luxurious cruise ship in undetermined waters, a lecturer (played by an actor whose identity I’m not allowed to disclose) addresses a group of holidaymakers. The men in the room wear chinos and brightly colored shirts; the women sport patterned blouses, scarves, and eccentric jewelry. They all believe that they’re directly desc

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Does Anyone Still Take Both Sexual Assault and Due Process Seriously?

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed written shortly before his confirmation vote, Judge Brett Kavanaugh assured the public that Justice Brett Kavanaugh would not resemble the enraged nominee who showed up at his second Senate hearing to defend himself against charges that he had committed sexual assault as a teenager. He wrote, “I will remain optimistic, on the sunrise side of the mountain.” In the af

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Derfor kan en halv grad gøre en verden til forskel

En halv grad fra eller til i global opvarmning har drastiske konsekvenser, viste den nye rapport fra FN's klimapanel i denne uge. Men der er ingen let vej til at holde opvarmningen under halvanden grad.

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Mind games: a mental workout to help keep your brain sharp

Lifestyle habits matter when it comes to brain health, and the rewards of increased mental stimulation can be seen in a very short space of time Sharon, a 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers, came to see me about her increasing forgetfulness. Working full-time and managing her household was becoming overwhelming for her, and she was misplacing lunchboxes, missing appointments and having

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Pussy Riot: Feminism is for everyone

Feminism that doesn't benefit men isn't really feminism. Gender is a palette you can draw with; the self is a piece of art. Women should have rights equal to those of men, end of story.

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Scotch tipped to break booze record at $1mn plus

A bottle of Scotch dating back to 1926 is tipped to set a new record in New York on Saturday for most expensive bottle of alcohol sold at auction, valued at up to $1.2 million by Sotheby's.

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Piracy threatens future of sports broadcasting

Piracy poses an existential problem for broadcast rights holders but there are no signs that live sport is losing its glittering allure, according to Eleven Sports chief executive Marc Watson.

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Air Canada's near miss last year was almost 'worst accident in history'

A near miss involving an Air Canada plane which almost landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport last year could have been the "worst aviation accident in history," according to an official report.

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In hurricane-hit Mexico Beach, a marathon clean-up begins

In devastated Mexico Beach, where Hurricane Michael unleashed its most violent rains and winds, residents are taking stock of the damage, reuniting with their loved ones—and bracing for what will be a long, difficult clean-up operation.

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Pope Francis Is Still Equivocating on the Sex-Abuse Crisis

VATICAN CITY—When the sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church flared up in 2002, in the waning days of Pope John Paul II, with allegations of a pattern of abuse by priests and cover-ups in the archdiocese of Boston, it was often dismissed at the Vatican as “a Boston problem.” When it flared up again in 2010 under Pope Benedict XVI, the atmosphere at the Vatican was a mix of stonewalling and open

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Back to books: the joy of slow reading

Taking time over a book cuts stress, improves comprehension and promotes empathy Ten years ago, I typed the phrase “slow reading” into a web search engine. I found reports about dyslexia and eye disorders. In these cases, slow reading is understandably a problem and interventions can be helpful. Often, though, slowness in the pace of reading and thinking is desirable. Try the same web search toda

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Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution.

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GE pushes back Q3 earnings release to October 30

General Electric, the once-mighty conglomerate which weeks ago announced a new chief executive in a move meant to stem a two-year decline, has said it will move the date of its third-quarter earnings release to October 30.

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Why we can’t quit the QWERTY keyboard

We’ve been using it to type for 144 years. Here’s why it works, and what it would take for us to give it up.

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Caribbean to test greenhouse-gas linked ocean acidity

Tourism and fishery-dependent Caribbean nations plan to test the acidity of the Caribbean Sea as a result of increased absorption of greenhouse gases, a senior regional official said Friday.

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The Case of an American Pastor Caught in a Geopolitical Fight

After two years in Turkish custody, American Pastor Andrew Brunson was released following a hearing on Friday. A judge lifted the travel ban against Brunson, freeing him from two months of house arrest. Prior to that, he had served more than 22 months in jail on terrorism and espionage-related charges in connection with failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. He has denied all

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Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.

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How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes."

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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Luban nearing Oman

Tropical Cyclone Luban continued to track toward Oman as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean.

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Food for thought: the smart way to better brain health

The human brain is made of food, so what we eat and drink affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mind We all intuitively appreciate that the foods we eat shape our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. When you are feeling low, you reach for chocolate; when you are tired, you crave coffee. We all use food to soothe our moods and clear our heads without seeming to think much

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London får en ny undergrundsbane

Den elektriske Central London Railway vil få stor betydning for byen, og den er bygget af fortrinlige materialer, der vil kunne holdes i ren og smuk tilstand til trods for de på offentlige steder ingenlunde renlige Londoneres angreb.

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How to focus – tips from a Cambridge don, London cabbie and others

Even the smartest people sometimes struggle to stay in the zone. What tricks do they use to get back on track? Most of the essentials of my job come down to concentration and focus. It is not a matter of memory, but of how best to use and deploy what one has remembered. That is true if, for example, you are marking a student’s essay. It is not a question of seeing what they get wrong or right (my

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First woman: Smithsonian Air and Space director looks from the moon to Mars

Ellen Stofan made history this summer when she became the first female director of the third-most-visited museum in the world On the red carpet beneath an Apollo lunar module and Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St Louis, actors Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy mingled with astronauts, Nasa engineers and members of the US Congress. Washington was staging the national premiere of a Neil Armstrong biopic .

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Eksperter uenige: Er computerspil digital narko?

Computerspilbranchen beskyldes for at sælge produkter, der kan være lige så afhængighedsskabende som hårde stoffer. Men er de det?

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Fast, accurate estimation of the Earth's magnetic field for natural disaster detection

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have applied machine-learning techniques to achieve fast, accurate estimates of local geomagnetic fields using data taken at multiple observation points, potentially allowing detection of changes caused by earthquakes and tsunamis. A deep neural network (DNN) model was developed and trained using existing data; the result is a fast, efficient method f

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Novel catalyst for high-energy aluminum-air flow batteries

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel electric vehicle (EV) battery technology that is more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered engines.

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Solar Eclipse Was Buzzkill for Bees

Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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'We will fly again': Nasa to keep using Russia's Soyuz despite failure

After Russian-American crew made emergency landing, chief of US space agency predicts return to flight by December Nasa’s chief has praised the Russian space programme and said that he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December, despite a rocket failure. Jim Bridenstine spoke to reporters at the US embassy in Moscow a day after a Soyuz rocket failure forced Russian c

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Diabetic patients are more at risk of death from alcohol, accidents and suicide

Diabetic patients are more likely to die from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The study findings suggest that the increased risk of death from these causes may be related to the mental health of patients, which may be adversely affected by the psychological burden of living with and self-treating this debilitat

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