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Positional sleep therapy during pregnancy may promote maternal and fetal health

A new study suggests that an intervention to reduce supine sleep in late pregnancy may promote maternal and fetal health.

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Cannibalistic materials feed on themselves to grow new nanostructures

Scientists have induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic 'building blocks' from which stable structures formed. The findings provide insights that may improve design of 2-D materials for fast-charging energy-storage and electronic devices.

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take a number: From 0 to 10 Million: Vaping Takes Off in the U.S.

Since 2004, millions of American have started using e-cigarettes. More than half also smoke traditional cigarettes.

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Photos of the Week: Bog Snorkeling, Air Guitar, Canadian Calf

Competition in the 2018 Asian Games, a mass wedding in South Korea, tomatoes in flight at “La Tomatina,” a gathering of World War I reenactors in Verdun, the new tallest statue in the world under construction in India, a swarm of bees in New York’s Times Square, hatchling crocodiles in France, memorials for both Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain, and much more

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Better silicone adhesion Inspired by beetle feet

A research team has succeeded in boosting the adhesive effect of a silicone material significantly inspired by the structure of beetle feet. In addition, they found out that the adhesiveness of the structured material changes drastically, if it is bent to varying degrees. Their results could be interesting for the development of tiny robots and gripping devices.

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The low impact of the high-speed train on international tourism

There is undeniably a complementary relationship between air travel and the high-speed train. However, and although both means of transport favor tourism, European experience indicates that their influence is very different.

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Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

A research group has mapped the organization of human conscious feelings and found them to cluster into five major categories: positive emotions, negative emotions, cognitive functions, somatic states, and illnesses.

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Too much sitting — nurses' role in educating patients to reduce health risks of prolonged sedentary time

Sitting for too many hours per day, or sitting for long periods without a break, is now known to increase a wide range of health risks, even if one engages in recommended amounts of physical activity. The health risks of prolonged sedentary time — and nurses' role in reducing those risks — are discussed in an integrative literature review and update in the September issue of the American Journal

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Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward

Bile acids — gut compounds that aid in the digestion of dietary fats — reduce the desire for cocaine, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Patient satisfaction with plastic surgery — it's the surgeon, not the practice

Patient satisfaction after plastic surgery is most affected by surgeon-related factors, such as taking the time to answer questions and including patients in the decision-making process, reports a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Even the fittest middle-aged athletes can't outrun cardiovascular risk factors

Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research from the University of British Columbia suggests that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease — and they often don't have any symptoms.

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Patent mining indicates promising routes for research

Methodology developed by Brazilian scientists uses big data tools, has been validated in an analysis of studies on hemophilia, and can also be used to search for partnerships and technology transfer opportunities.

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Higher depression risk in young adulthood associated with autism spectrum disorders

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), especially without an accompanying intellectual disability, were associated with greater risk for depression in young adulthood compared with the general population and siblings without ASD.

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Trends over 20 years in ADHD diagnoses among US children, adolescents

Diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children and adolescents appears to have become more common over 20 years, with an increase in estimated prevalence from 6.1 percent to 10.2 percent between 1997 and 2016, although the cause of this apparent uptick still needs to be better understood.

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Eating in 10-hour window can override disease-causing genetic defects, nurture health

Scientists at the Salk Institute found that mice lacking the biological clocks thought to be necessary for a healthy metabolism could still be protected against obesity and metabolic diseases by having their daily access to food restricted to a 10-hour window.

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How a kickball helped surgeons heal a fetus

Science Before operating within a living womb, they had to practice. Operating on a fetus that's still in the womb is tricky, and the margin for error is minuscule. So surgeons practice beforehand—with an assist from a kickball.

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California legislators advance bill to set strongest net neutrality protections in U.S.

California lawmakers advanced an ambitious proposal Thursday to prevent broadband providers from hindering or manipulating access to the internet, bringing the state closer to enacting the strongest net neutrality protections in the country.

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Overcoming resistance

In a recent paper published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research (CCR), Carmelo Nucera, M.D., Ph.D., primary investigator in the thyroid cancer research program in the Division of Experimental Pathology in BIDMC's Department of Pathology, and colleagues investigated the role of pericytes as part of the tumor microenvironment in the subset of papillary thyroid cancers modulated by a mutation of

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Let's get honest about our money problems | Tammy Lally

Struggling to budget and manage finances is common — but talking honestly and openly about it isn't. Why do we hide our problems around money? In this thoughtful, personal talk, author Tammy Lally encourages us to break free of "money shame" and shows us how to stop equating our bank accounts with our self-worth.

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Minister lover genberegning af business case for Baltic Pipe

På torsdagens åbne samråd lovede ministeren, at milliard-projektet skal være en god forretning for de danske gaskunder, og at de nyeste tal og vilkår vil blive inddraget, inden projektet godkendes.

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Minister advarer: Godkendte pesticider risikerer at give børn leukæmi

Foreløbige resultater fra danske og amerikanske forskere viser, at risikoen for blodkræft hos børn stiger, hvis deres mor under graviditeten har boet mindre end 500 meter fra marker, som blev sprøjtet med tre pesticider, der stadig benyttes herhjemme.

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A Simple Reason So Many Older Americans Are Overdosing on Opioids

As the body ages, it often aches. In the United States, 81 percent of adults over 65 endure multiple chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. There also can be emotional pain from the loss of relatives and close friends, and concerns about the continued ability to live independently. For those whose physical ailments prove almost paralyzing and chronic, hea

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Dutch Golden Age wasn’t all that Dutch

By the late 18th century, up to 70% of the soldiers manning the ships of the Dutch East India Company came from outside the Netherlands Read More

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Battling Online Bots, Trolls and People

Battling Online Bots, Trolls and People With civility and democracy on the line, bots, trolls, and their hunters are waging a cat-and-mouse game on the internet. russianbots_twitter_v4.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright: American Institute of Physics Technology Friday, August 31, 2018 – 10:30 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — Half a century

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Emergencies at the big game? New technology may help police find those situations quicker

Medical emergencies for fans during athletic events can quickly turn into life-or-death situations. That's why as another Boilermaker football season gets underway, Purdue University researchers are using technology to help police monitor emergency and public safety information on game day.

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Energetic gene switch

Histones are proteins that regulate the unwinding of DNA in the cell nucleus and the expression of genes based on chemical modifications or "marks" that are placed on their tails. Understanding how the histone "code" regulates gene expression is important for understanding disease.

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Leading the way in 3-D concrete printing

The transformative technology of 3-D printing is shaking up many sectors of industry, but it's nothing compared to the disruption coming to construction.

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Allergists warn that chigger bites may cause allergic reaction to red meat

Chiggers, redbugs, harvest mites — whatever you call them, they are pesky little bugs whose bites cause really itchy rashes, usually around the ankles and waistline.

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Cannibalistic materials feed on themselves to grow new nanostructures

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic 'building blocks' from which stable structures formed. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, provide insights that may improve design of 2-D materials for fast-charging energy-storage and electronic devices.

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Working toward green growth in urban China

China, like many developing nations, is working to stem the tide of environmental degradation that flows from unchecked urban growth. Although the central government has made steady progress toward strengthening national environmental laws and developing strategies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), local environmental quality and the success of urban-level action plans remain

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Are vulnerable lions eating endangered zebras?

Are Laikipia's recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy's zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal?

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Autocannibalistic materials feed on themselves to grow new nanostructures

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic "building blocks" from which stable structures formed.

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Orthodox Jewish women 'erased' by popular culture, research finds

Research led by a senior academic from the University of Birmingham has found that the media and popular culture frequently depict Orthodox Jewish women as powerless, silent individuals who are at best naive to live a religious lifestyle, and at worst coerced into it.

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Earth's oxygen increased in gradual steps rather than big bursts

A carbon cycle anomaly discovered in carbonate rocks of the Neoproterozoic Hüttenberg Formation of north-eastern Namibia follows a pattern similar to that found right after the Great Oxygenation Event, hinting at new evidence for how Earth's atmosphere became fully oxygenated.

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Hunting for dark quarks

Quarks are the smallest particles that we know of. In fact, according to the Standard Model of particle physics, which describes all known particles and their interactions, quarks should be infinitely small. If that's not mind-boggling enough, enter dark quarks – hypothetical particles that have been proposed to explain dark matter, an invisible form of matter that fills the universe and holds the

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BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together

The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.

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Winter wheat breeding increases yield potential

It's been a good year for winter wheat in South Dakota.

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International Astronomical Union agrees on a new reference frame for directions in space

In the future, when spacecrafts are sent to other planets or when the rotation of planet Earth is studied, a new reference frame will be used. On 30 August, at the General Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Vienna, the new international celestial reference frame ICRF3 was adopted, allowing for more precise directional specifications in space. It is based on the accurate measu

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Martian skies clearing over Opportunity rover

A planet-encircling dust storm on Mars, which was first detected May 30 and halted operations for the Opportunity rover, continues to abate.

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Stop working on your commute – it doesn't benefit anyone

Our journey to and from the office has been taken over by work. Rather than reading a book, catching up with the news, or just relaxing, our commute time is now increasingly spent reading and replying to work-related emails. The transport we use to get to and from our jobs has become another venue for work.

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Google News serves conservatives and liberals similar results, but favors mainstream media

Google News does not deliver different news to users based on their position on the political spectrum, despite accusations from conservative commentators and even President Donald Trump. Rather than contributing to the sort of "echo chamber" problem that critics fear have plagued Facebook and other social media networks, our research has found that Google News algorithms recommended virtually ide

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Positional sleep therapy during pregnancy may promote maternal and fetal health

A new study suggests that an intervention to reduce supine sleep in late pregnancy may promote maternal and fetal health.

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Moffitt researchers compare chemotherapy regimens for best outcomes in invasive bladder cancer

Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer have been shown to benefit from chemotherapy prior to surgical removal of the bladder. But which type of chemotherapy leads to the best outcomes in terms of complete response rates or cancer control? Moffitt Cancer Center researchers examined data from more than 800 surgical patients with advanced bladder cancer. The results, published online by JAMA On

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Russian scientists have increased the Internet speed up to one and a half times

A joint article of the scientists of the Samara University and the University of Missouri (Columbia, USA) was published in the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management journal. The publication presents an algorithm that provides a fast and reliable access to powerful data processing centers (Big Data) for solving high-tech tasks.

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Why two?

FAT10 is a small protein with a huge effect. Its attachment to a target protein is a signal for its degradation. FAT10 is a marking system for degradation that seems to be inefficient. In contrast to its biological competitor, ubiquitin, which is recycled, FAT10 is degraded along with its target protein which appears wasteful at first glance.

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Similar changes in the brains of patients with ADHD and emotional instability

In both ADHD and emotional instability disorders (e.g. borderline and antisocial personality disorder as well as conduct disorder in children), the brain exhibits similar changes in overlapping areas, meaning that the two types of conditions should be seen as related and attention should be paid to both during diagnosis. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet behind a new study pub

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Are vulnerable lions eating endangered zebras?

Are Laikipia's recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy's zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal?

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'Molecular hopper' small enough to move single DNA strands

Researchers from the University of Oxford have constructed a "molecular hopper," capable of moving single strands of DNA through a protein nanotube.

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Great Minds Think Alike, But All Minds Look Alike

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The intersection of climate science and hope: A personal story

As a native of the Timbuktu region in Mali, West Africa, one of the most unstable areas of the country, I have been an eyewitness to the devastating effects of climate variability and change on people's lives. It has been affecting livelihoods, causing migration and hardship, contributing to conflict, and even impeding access to education, among the many impacts. Because of my desire to help my co

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Dramatic vegetation changes in the past hint at dire future

A study on dramatic changes to Earth's vegetation as it emerged from the last ice age and temperatures rose has offered clues on the kinds of transformations that will occur to landscapes with similar increases in temperature anticipated over just the next 150 years.

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Radio Atlantic: The Endless Devastation of Hurricane Season

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play This week, the most rigorous estimate yet of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria was published, marking a grim milestone: the hurricane season of 2017 was one of the deadliest in North America in a century. A year after Puerto Rico, Houston, and other communities were devastated by storms, they’re still counting the victi

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Suicide Club Takes On the Tyranny of Wellness

Wellness, we are told, is an epidemic these days , described variously as a multimillion-dollar business, a “near-religious” commitment, a status symbol, a scam. It has taken on the sheen of moral judgment that’s always been synonymous with beauty , incorporated a healthy dose of aspirational striving, and, propelled by ideals of self-empowerment, spread its stifling yet refreshingly scented mias

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Farmers and climate scientists have more in common than you may think

As the world's population increases, it will put more pressure on food resources. That makes it more important than ever to have accurate weather predictions that can help increase productivity. As a result of such demand, the market is reacting by increasing the funding universities and research institutes receive, in hopes of addressing this issue. In doing so, it has increased our awareness of

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Eight aero concept innovations point the way to 75% CO2 emissions reduction by 2050

The EU's 2050 vision for aviation is to make Europe a world leader in sustainable aviation products and services while meeting the needs of its citizens and society. To this end, it has set an extremely challenging goal: to reduce aircraft energy consumption and CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre by 75 % by the year 2050.

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Principles of using of vibro-acoustic markers and communicational signals in the process of bees' lives

How do the bees use this system of vibro-acoustical signals? Understanding now, how marker and communicational vibro-acoustic signals are arranged, and what, in principle, they serve, let's consider their application in the daily life of beehives.

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Don’t dwell on what you might have done in 1930s Germany | Oliver Burkeman

Ask instead what you might do today One of the smaller aggravations of these politically vertiginous times is a kind of scolding that you tend to see on Twitter, especially from Americans keen to advertise their activist credentials. “If you’ve ever wondered what you’d have done in 1930s Germany, or during the civil rights movement,” they tweet, “congratulations: you’re doing it right now.” My ob

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How Can We Better Support Physicians in Addressing the Opioid Crisis?

They need the proper tools, more resources and more time to treat patients — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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We owe some fertile landscapes to lots of ancient poop

Some of the African savanna’s most fertile and biologically diverse wildlife hotspots owe their vitality to heaps of dung deposited there over thousands of years. “Many of the iconic wild African landscapes, like the Mara Serengeti, have been shaped by the activities of prehistoric herders over the last 3,000 years,” says anthropologist Fiona Marshall, professor at Washington University in St. Lo

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Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

Some two years after stepping into the spotlight, voice assistants are learning new languages and connecting to ever-more devices around the home—but mass adoption and widespread ease with the new technology remain some way off.

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Latest study reveals sharp rise in essay cheating globally, with millions of students involved

A breakthrough study by Swansea University has revealed that the use of contract cheating, where students pay someone else to write their assignments, is rising rapidly around the world.

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Novel concepts for the diagnosis of fatty liver and personalized treatment

Almost one in three adults suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. For the affected people this increases the risk of complications such as liver cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. In a review article in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nobert Stefan and Hans-Ulrich Häring from the DZD and Kenneth Cusi from the University of Florida summarize current research findings and show ho

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Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

A Finnish research group from the University of Turku, University of Tampere and Aalto University has mapped the organization of human conscious feelings and found them to cluster into five major categories: positive emotions, negative emotions, cognitive functions, somatic states, and illnesses.

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A fight for both land and culture in the face of climate change

Gooraman Swamp is dry. The leaves of the stately River Red Gums that dot the area are parched and limp.

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Robot reef protector sees a new way to check Great Barrier Reef health

An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

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Measuring pesticide quantity alone does not determine the risk

Reducing the risks to humans and the environment from pesticide use is crucial to agricultural and environmental policy worldwide. In Switzerland, two popular initiatives are currently seeking drastic restrictions on the use of pesticides, and in 2017 the Federal Council adopted a national action plan to reduce risks. However, policy measures are only effective if based on measurable and meaningfu

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When AI meets your shopping experience it knows what you buy – and what you ought to buy

Whether you do your shopping online or in store, your retail experience is the latest battleground for the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning revolution.

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Size, not diet, gives top 5 chompers their jaws

The jaw joint bone, the center around which chewing activity literally revolves, appears to have evolved based more on an animal’s size than what it eats. Biologists don’t know a lot about how chewing behavior leaves telltale signs on the underlying bones. Work to solve that mystery produced the unexpected results, which appear in PLOS ONE . “Even though it is clear that the carnivoran jaw joint

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Don't like what Google says about you? You might be able to change it

DIY Control what people see. When was the last time you googled yourself? Potential employers, dates, and friends may search for your name—and what they see can affect their first impression of…

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Latest study reveals sharp rise in essay cheating globally, with millions of students involved

A breakthrough study by Swansea University has revealed that one in seven students are using essay-mills — representing around 31 million globally.

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The low impact of the high-speed train on international tourism

There is undeniably a complementary relationship between air travel and the high-speed train. However, and although both means of transport favor tourism, European experience indicates that their influence is very different.

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Mammography screening also confers benefits on participants with interval cancer

Participants in the German mammography screening program (MSP) who have invasive breast cancer — including interval cancers — can on the whole undergo more sparing surgical treatment compared with non-participants. This is demonstrated by a study in the current issue of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.

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Inspired by feet

A research team from Kiel University has succeeded in boosting the adhesive effect of a silicone material significantly inspired by the structure of beetle feet. In addition, they found out that the adhesiveness of the structured material changes drastically, if it is bent to varying degrees. Their results could be interesting for the development of tiny robots and gripping devices. They have been

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A computational analysis identifies a new clinical phenotype of severe malaria

There are more clinical phenotypes of severe malaria than those defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. The results indicate that heart failure can be a pathogenic mechanism of disease, which has implications in the clinical management of these patients.

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Severe human infection with a novel avian-origin influenza A(H7N4) virus

Avian influenza virus (AIV) is always the threat to human due to its pandemic potential. Herein, a novel reassortant AIV, influenza A(H7N4) virus, has been identified. The virus originated from wild bird AIVs, infected backyard chickens and ducks, and cause a severe human infection. Researchers firstly conducted a comprehensive investigation on this case, confirming the viral infection and the tra

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Growth in first 3 years of life affects respiratory health in children

Children's growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal, Spain) and Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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NUS researchers use AI to successfully treat metastatic cancer patient

A translational research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has harnessed CURATE.AI, a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform, to successfully treat a patient with advanced cancer, completely halting disease progression. This new development represents a big step forward in personalised medicine.

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Game-changing resolution—whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics.

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Psykiatere: Psykiatrien mangler mindst en mia. kr.

Det er godt, at psykiatrien er kommet på finansloven, men de tildelte midler er ikke i nærheden af nok til at rette op på området, siger to psykiatere.

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Programming the Genome: Control at your Fingertips

For Mirus Bio, “Programming the Genome” represents providing researchers with a set of molecular tools to study biological functions for biotechnological applications. Learn how with this poster!

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Water worlds could support life, study says

The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable, according to a new article.

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Otago-led research set to make smartphones even smarter

The accuracy of the global positioning system (GPS) in smartphones has been significantly improved thanks to research conducted at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in collaboration with Curtin University, Australia.

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Mars dust storm clears, raising hope for stalled NASA rover

One of the biggest Martian dust storms on record is clearing up after nearly three months, raising hope that NASA's stranded, solar-powered robotic vehicle, Opportunity, will soon come back to life.

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Device harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers from Penn State's Materials Research Institute and the University of Utah. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.

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Parkinson's disease: An endogenous protein might become a candidate for drug development

Researchers have modified the protein Nurr1 so that it can enter cells from the outside. Even though Nurr1 has been discussed as a potential target for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, it is unusable in its normal form, as it cannot penetrate cells. The team deployed a bacterial import signal in order to deliver Nurr1 into cells. The researchers also demonstrated that the modified protein may

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Prostate problems also associated with sleep disorders and depression

Men who suffer from urological problems such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract and bladder problems or infertility issues often also suffer from depression and sleep disorders. Physicians should therefore be aware of these risks so that they can refer their patients to relevant specialists and provide comprehensive and timely care of male patients. This is according to Arman Walia of the Univ

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A telephone for your microbiome

What if the bacteria that live in your gut could monitor your health, report disease, and produce beneficial molecules? Researchers from the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical School have gotten one step closer to creating such a 'synthetic microbiome' by engineering different species of bacteria so they can talk to each other. Given that there are over 1,000 different strains of intestinal interl

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Research finds gender-diverse boards are greener

Companies with a more balanced mix of men and women on their boards are better at protecting the environment and less likely to be sued for environmental law violations, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

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Otago-led research set to make smartphones even smarter

The accuracy of global positioning sytem (GPS) in smartphones has been significantly improved thanks to research conducted at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in collaboration with Curtin University, Australia.

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Hey America, you can finally choose to elect people who rely on facts

As the battle for power in the US Congress hots up it offers the best chance yet to address the lack of politicians with science backgrounds, says Shaughnessy Naughton

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DeepMind is testing AIs to see how well they understand our thoughts

DeepMind has created a new set of demanding tests for artificial intelligence to probe its theory of mind. No AI has passed it yet, but one was extremely close

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Biodiversity in crisis: When roads, dams and power lines kill

The world is undergoing an unprecedented building boom, with untold consequences for wildlife. Can the needs of nature and development ever be reconciled?

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New Scientist Live: can you live forever and would you want to?

Humankind has long dreamed of immortality and at New Scientist Live, Richard Faragher will explain how this could finally become a reality. But would you do it?

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Warming seas kill coral – but some are beginning to resist the heat

An experiment in 1970 found that coral bleach and die in warming waters. Now a repeat of the experiment suggests some corals are adapting to rising temperatures

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Breakthrough research finds hyperspectral imaging can characterize building material strengths

Professor Debra Laefer from NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), in collaboration with Professor Aoife Gowen and Zohreh Zahiri from the University College Dublin, recently demonstrated for the first time the ability to use hyperspectral imaging to characterize differing strengths within a single type of construction material. With proper post-processing of the data, hyperspectral im

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Cracking the problem of mass produced molecular junctions

Nanogap electrodes, basically pairs of electrodes with a nanometer-sized gap between them, are attracting attention as scaffolds to study, sense, or harness molecules, the smallest stable structures found in nature. So far, this has been realised using the common methods of mechanically controlled break junctions, scanning tunneling microscopy-based break junctions,or electromigrated break junctio

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Research finds gender-diverse boards are greener

Companies with a more balanced mix of men and women on their boards are better at protecting the environment and less likely to be sued for environmental law violations, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

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Melting ice poses fleeting ecological advantage but sustained global threat

From collecting field samples inside the ocean's frozen ice pack to analyzing satellite images in the comfort of his Stanford office, Kevin Arrigo has been trying to figure out how the world's rapidly thinning ice impacts polar food chains. Arrigo, a professor of Earth system science at Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, found that while melting ice threatens to amplify env

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Natural gas engine can reduce smog from heavy-duty trucks

The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California's lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emissions during

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Rising temperatures harm worker productivity, causing global losses

From Montreal to Mount Washington, heat records are being broken this summer in places not accustomed to sweltering temperatures. Studies have found that unusually hot weather is linked to lower economic output in countries around the world. Although several factors—from poor crop yields to heat-related illnesses—probably share part of the blame, there is also a more fundamental variable at play:

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A telephone for your microbiome

More than 1,000 species of bacteria have been identified in the human gut, and understanding this incredibly diverse "microbiome" that can greatly impact health and disease is a hot topic in scientific research. Because bacteria are routinely genetically engineered in science labs, there is great excitement about the possibility of tweaking the genes of our intestinal interlopers so that they can

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Labor Day Streaming Binge Guide: 13 Workplace Comedies to Buckle Down With This Long Weekend

No, you won't get through them all. But pick one and you'll be surprised what you can accomplish in your down time.

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Far Out! Worms May Dose Mice With Cannabinoids to Kill the Pain

One parasitic worm's devilish strategy may reduce inflammation and discomfort in its mouse host. Trippy, man…

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Fire ud af fem kræftpatienter i pakkeforløb kommer i behandling til tiden

81 pct. af kræftpatienter i et pakkeforløb for kræft kommer i behandling inden for standardforløbstiden. Det viser resultaterne for 2. kvartal 2018.

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Device harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers from Penn State's Materials Research Institute and the University of Utah. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.

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"Wild Women" | Sunni Patterson

With lightning on her tongue, Sunni Patterson performs her powerful poem, "Wild Women," accompanied by the entrancing moves of dancer Chanice Holmes.

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Tidligere DSB-sikkerhedschef: »Enhver sikkerhedschefs mareridt«

Under en test af det nye ERTMS-signalsystem sendte Banedanmark ved en fejl to tog i retning mod hinanden. Lokomotivførerne nåede at bremse, og hvis ikke, ville ERTMS have bremset togene inden en kollision. Men hændelsen efterlod de to lokomotivførere rystede.

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ISIS Never Went Away in Iraq

On August 31, 2010, President Barack Obama declared an end to the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, turning the page on American military involvement in the country that began with the invasion in 2003 that toppled Saddam Hussein from power. Eight years later, attacks this week in Anbar province and Kirkuk, attributed to ISIS , show just how difficult it is to stabilize a country that has seen little

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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

The study analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia.

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Heteractis magnifica sea anemones can help fight Alzheimer's disease

Heteractis magnifica sea anemones contain neuroprotective peptides that slow down the inflammation process and the deterioration of neurons in the development of Alzheimer's. There is currently no treatment against this disease.

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The potential harbingers of new physics persist in LHC data

For some time now, researchers have noted several anomalies in the decays of beauty mesons in the data coming in from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Are they more than just statistical fluctuations? The latest analysis, taking into account so-called long-distance effects in the decays of particles, increases the probability that the anomalies are not an error in the measuring te

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Heritability explains fast-learning chicks

Both genetic and environmental factors explain cognitive traits, shows a new study carried out on red junglefowl. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have shown that the ability of fowl to cope with difficult learning tasks is heritable, while their optimism can be explained by environmental factors.

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Introducing high-performance non-fullerene organic solar cells

Organic solar cells (OSCs) has driven their efficiencies to above 10 percent to reach a viable level for commercialization. However, the increase in the photoactive layer thickness has resulted in lower efficiency levels, which therefore brings much complex manufacturing process.

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Kids turn to screens to cope with a chaotic world

Kids may use media devices to create comfortable spaces in a chaotic world they’re not yet ready to manage, according to new research. A new survey suggests that the more often kids use media devices to modulate their environments, the more likely their parents view that use as problematic—especially if parents’ and children’s media use differs. Regardless of how much time they spent using media

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Test dig selv: Hvor meget ved du om ulovlig streaming af live sport

Risikerer du at blive straffet, hvis du streamer ulovligt? Hvordan tjener bagmændene penge? Og hvor streamer danskere mest ulovlig sport?

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Back to School Materials for Teachers and Students

Image: Shutterstock With summer coming to a close, now it’s time for fall and a new school year to begin. To help ease the transition, why not stop by the Dana Foundation’s website and look over some fun, yet educational, activities and materials? The site has two separate sections designed specifically for educators and students , depending on what you’re looking for. The Kids page is grouped in

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Chemists show that the 18-electron principle is not limited to transition metals

A team of researchers from Fudan University and Nanjing Tech University, both in China, has demonstrated that the 18-electron principle is not limited to transition metals. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their work with calcium, strontium and barium atoms and what they found. P. B. Armentrout with the University of Utah offers a Perspective piece on the work d

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Could you qualify to be a full-fledged astronaut?

Space It's not all glamour and spacewalks, but it is rewarding. Becoming an astronaut isn’t for everyone. Robb Kulin recently became the first astronaut candidate in 50 years to drop out of the program, and though it’s tempting to…

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Mærsk står til søs med første rotorsejl

I Rotterdam ligger første skib klar, der skal udnytte vindenergi og spare på brændstoffet i shipping.

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CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs

Researchers boosted levels of the dystrophin protein to nearly normal levels in a canine model of the disease.

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Competing parasites boost and reduce malaria drug resistance

A new mathematical model for malaria shows how competition between parasite strains within a human host reduces the odds of drug resistance developing in a high-transmission setting. But if a drug-resistant strain does become established, that same competition drives the spread of resistance faster, under strong selection from antimalarial drug use, researchers say. “It’s basically a numbers game

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Farewell to the Guardian's science blog network

After eight brilliant years, the Guardian’s science blog network comes to a close today Eight years ago , something special happened at the Guardian’s science desk. A group of carefully chosen scientists and science writers were given the keys to the website, and told that they could write about whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. The idea was to expand and enrich the newspaper’s science

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A new painkiller promises relief without addiction, but there's still lots to do

Health AT-121 looks good on paper, but don’t expect it to solve the opioid crisis any time soon. The federal government estimates that 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder in 2016. Some scientists hope new painkillers can help.

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Pas på med ulovlig streaming: Du risikerer at havne i kløerne på kriminelle

Din computer kan blive inficeret med software, som stjæler oplysninger fra dig, advarer techkorrespondent.

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The Online Gig Economy’s ‘Race to the Bottom’

You can buy almost any thing you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat . On digital work platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com, you can also buy nearly any service— often from someone halfway around the world, sometimes for just a few bucks. On Fiverr, one of the most popular of these platforms, you’ll find offers for someone who will write an

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Troye Sivan’s Oh-So-Gentle Rebellion

The jailbait song is one of pop music’s longest-running, if grossest, traditions. “She was just 17, if you know what I mean,” sang Paul McCartney; “So clean, Christine, 16,” wailed KISS; “It’s no hanging matter / It’s no capital crime / I can see that you’re 15 years old,” hissed Mick Jagger. The jailbait herself rarely gets heard from, though early in rock history, Brian Wilson did build altars

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Letters: Jordan Peterson and ‘The Hyper-Partisan Morass’

Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson Recently, Caitlin Flanagan argued that the Canadian professor offers “an alternative means of understanding the world to a very large group of people who have been starved for one”—and his stardom is evidence that leftism is on the decline. My deepest thanks to Caitlin Flanagan for articulating—succinctly, fairly, and finally—the truth about what Jorda

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The Power Play Driving the Latest Vatican Crisis

“In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church … Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up [Cardinal Theodore] McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with the rest of them.” That was the stunning message of a letter, sent by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, that has been roiling the Catholic world since it was published in several tradit

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How 'Searching' Became More Than an "Internet Movie"

The film's "scriptment" allowed writers to break the story without cluttering a screenplay with text-message bubbles.

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Image of the Day: Baby Boom

Researchers describe the remains of a clutch of extinct mammal-like animals.

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Artificial Intelligence Nails Predictions of Earthquake Aftershocks

A neural-network analysis outperforms the method scientists typically use to work out where these tremors will strike — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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London's new train line delayed for nearly a year

London's new train line, which was set to open through the city centre in December, has been put back for nearly a year, the mammoth Crossrail project announced Friday.

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Shipbuilders replace stealthy US destroyer's 15-ton turbine

Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works has replaced one of the massive turbines on the future USS Michael Monsoor, and the stealthy destroyer is scheduled to depart for San Diego in November.

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Bad Documentary Review: Cancer Can Be Killed

Cancer Can Be Killed is a conspiracy thriller masquerading as a documentary. Don't watch it.

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Alexa misforstår systematisk bestemte ord: Kan bruges til phishing

Internet of Things har gjort livet lettere for mange mennesker, men det har også gjort arbejdet nemmere for phishere: Alexa har svært ved at skelne mellem ord, der lyder ens, og det hjælper phishere med at få brugere til at hente ondsindede skills til Alexa.

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Hør ugens podcast: Roadpricing er en ultrapræcis teknologi

Tvivl om nøjagtigheden af satellitbaseret roadpricing har hidtil forhindret en indførelse af systemet i Danmark. Men nu viser en test i København, at nøjagtigheden er på næsten 100 pct. Transportministeren afviser dog, at Danmark skal være first mover på dette felt.

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Nu kan din bil trackes med 99 procents præcision

Hvis bilister skal acceptere kørselsafgifter, må køretøjernes færden kunne dokumenteres præcist. Derfor testede Sund & Bælt to systemer i detaljer.

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Is Big Pharma really more evil than academia?

The pharmaceutical industry gets a bad press. Some of the criticism is surely deserved, but the widespread notion that academia is morally superior is ridiculous. It was summer. I had just finished my undergraduate degree, and was waiting to take up a doctoral studentship. My Part II research project supervisor had offered me the opportunity to work in her lab for 3 months – she’d get some fundin

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The Puberty Book Embraced By Preteens, Parents, and Sex Educators Alike

I first learned about periods from a cartoon. Just before I started middle school, my mom handed me a large white book with three cartoon girls on the cover, each wrapped in a towel, dripping wet, as though fresh out of the shower. The book, which was published by American Girl, was called The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls . On the opening spread was a letter to readers: “The m

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Will Others Follow Microsoft's Lead on Paid Parental Leave?

Tech giant will require contracting firms, such as janitorial services, to offer paid leave to new parents.

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Here's How Fast That Jumping Tesla Was Traveling

A Tesla was caught on video going airborne after blasting over railroad tracks. Here's how to estimate its speed.

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August's Best Gear: From Tiny Laptops to Big Phones

Our reviews of the Microsoft Surface Go, Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, DJI's Mavic Air drone, and more.

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New Ejection Seat Makes Rocketing Out of a B-2 Somehow Safe

UTC's ACES 5 system also accommodates both lighter and heavier passengers, so the Air Force can expand its pool of potential pilots.

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Starbucks' 'Healthier' Frappuccinos Still Have Nearly 50 Grams of Sugar

Starbucks has heard the cry of health experts, kind of.

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How Animal Venoms Are Helping to Treat a Wide Range of Medical Conditions

Snakebites and bee stings may have a beneficial side.

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Feedback: Can plants have fun? This experiment aims to find out

A giant slide in Florence is giving beans a taste of excitement. Plus: sniffer dogs sacked, fake gnus, black hole swallows man, and more

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Sjælland og Hovedstaden indgår aftale om bedre behandling, planlægning og forskning

Med en ny aftale mellem Region Sjælland og Hovedstaden rykker de to regioner tættere sammen for at sikre bedre patientbehandling og patienttilfredshed i hele Østdanmark.

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Newfound skull tunnels may speed immune cells’ trek to brain injuries

Minuscule channels connect the skull to the brain’s outer membrane, studies in mice and people show.

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Why I Confronted the American Association for the Advancement of Science

It’s because honoring scientific harassers sends the wrong message—and you can speak up, too — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Blind Except for Movement: Woman's Injury Offers Insight into How the Brain Works

Milena Canning can only see objects if they are moving, hinting at the inner workings of our visual system — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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PLO-formand: Hovedstaden mangler lokaler, ikke læger

Region Hovedstadens beslutning om at oprette midlertidige regionsklinikker for at komme lægemanglen til livs, møder kritik fra PLO. Formand Christian Freitag frygter, at beslutningen vil puste liv i vikarmarkedet.

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Dansk olieproduktion er verdens mest grønne

Den danske indvinding af olie har verdens laveste CO2-aftryk. Der er enorme forskelle fra land til land.

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Mike Pence and His Talent for Being Absent

If the children’s book Where’s Waldo? were to be retooled as an adult tome about contemporary Washington, Mike Pence could play the starring role. Nobody else in town can match his talent for conspicuous absence. If John McCain’s family had not announced that Pence would be surfacing to speak at the late senator’s Washington memorial service, Americans may well have assumed that he was dwelling,

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Jack Ryan, Reaganite Hero

The hallmark of every Jack Ryan dramatization is a scene in which the hero complains that he’s out of his depth. “I’m not field personnel, I’m only an analyst,” Alec Baldwin’s Ryan tells his boss in the first movie outing for the character, the 1990 adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October. “I’m an analyst … I’m not trained for that,” Ben Affleck’s Ryan notes in 2002’s The Sum of All F

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The ‘Whitening’ of Asian Americans

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department threw its support behind a group of Asian students suing Harvard for racially discriminating against them in admissions, writing in a legal filing that Harvard’s admissions process “significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups.” The statement of interest, filed by the department’s civil-rights division

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Fears over protected wildlife disturbed by drones

Police and wildlife experts say some drones are being flown dangerously close to breeding birds and animals.

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Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

The technique was used to restore a protein that people with the condition are unable to make.

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Conservation: there will (not) be blood – Science Weekly podcast

Invasive species have been blamed for wiping out native populations. Conservationists face a hard choice: should they kill one species to save another? The answer is often yes. Nicola Davis explores this dilemma and asks whether there’s a more compassionate approach Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter . For centuries, humans have introduced new species to new territories. Sometimes this i

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Bliv danmarksmester i papirfly

Papirflyekspert leverer et par tip inden weekendens DM i papirfly.

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Vodafone seals merger to become India's biggest telecoms group

The Indian offshoot of Britain's Vodafone on Friday completed a merger with Idea Cellular to become the country's biggest mobile phone company with more than 400 million customers.

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Industrial Safety After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey was a wake-up call for petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast to rethink their plans for major floods. Companies are starting to plan for larger, more severe storms.

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Trilobites: It’s Cute, but This Cat Probably Wasn’t Feeding Its Toy Kittens

Feline behaviorists offered explanations for a viral tweet that captured a cat’s tendency to bring stuffed toys to its food bowl.

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Beijing's massive new airport 'on time' for 2019 launch

Amid farmlands on the outskirts of Beijing, a massive construction site rising above the horizon bustles with activity as 8,000 workers build a new mega airport.

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Robotel: Japan hotel staffed by robot dinosaurs

The reception at the Henn na Hotel east of Tokyo is eerily quiet until customers approach the robot dinosaurs manning the front desk. Their sensors detect the motion and they bellow "Welcome."

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His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story

"I don't feel any consumer should have to go through this," says Drew Calver, of the huge surprise bill he got from an Austin hospital after his 2017 heart attack. He's worried about other patients. (Image credit: Callie Richmond/KHN)

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Babies are at risk from air pollution but some pram designs can help

Air pollution is worse for infants than adults. Here are the design features to look for in a pram to protect against it

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Professor udnævnt til ny leder af ph.d.-skole på SDU

Professor Christian Godballe er udnævnt til leder af ph.d.-skolen på det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet på SDU fra 1. oktober.

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Physicists hack the human visual system to create “ghost images”

A pioneering experiment will extend human vision to invisible wavelengths, say researchers.

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Fejl hos Nationalbanken lukker kundeadgang til netbanker

Forsinkede lønudbetalinger grundet manglende clearing ved Nationalbanken har tvunget netadgangen til flere banker i knæ.

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Astronauter lapper hul i rumskib med tape og fugemasse

Et mikroskopisk hul på to millimeter betød, at der pludselig lækkede ilt fra Den Internationale Rumstation.

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Apple klar med nye iPhones – kinesere har smugkigget

Afløserne for iPhone X og iPhone 8 præsenteres på et pressemøde den 12. september.

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Forskere bruger 3D-printede svampe til at levere livsvigtig medicin

SERIE: 3D-print i sundhedssektoren: Forskere på Aarhus Universitet har 3D-printet en svamp i hydrogel, som kan frigive kemo lokalt i rygraden.

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Game over? China to rein in online games in latest industry setback

China will restrict the number of video games and take steps to curb playing time by minors to address growing rates of childhood visual impairment as the government steps up its crackdown on the world's biggest online gaming market.

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US judge blocks grizzly bear hunt near Yellowstone Park

A US judge on Thursday blocked the opening of grizzly bear hunts that were set to take place this weekend around Yellowstone National Park for the first time in 40 years.

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Stigning i aborter kan skyldes fejl i mors immunforsvar

Lige nu er der mange spørgsmål og kun få svar, når det gælder ufrivillige aborter, lyder det fra læger og forskere.

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Alberta pulls out of carbon tax initiative after pipeline ruling

The Canadian province of Alberta announced Thursday it would pull out of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's flagship climate change initiative in protest against a court ruling against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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Chilean environmentalists fight to protect glaciers from mining dust

Chile is home to four-fifths of South America's glaciers and has some of the largest ice fields in the world outside the polar regions, but they are coming under threat from mining industry dust.

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Water pollution lays waste to Iraq's oil-rich south

Younes Selim clutches his stomach in pain at a hospital in southern Iraq, one of thousands to fall ill in a region flush with oil but desperately short of drinking water.

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Researchers feed seaweed to dairy cows to reduce emissions

University of California researchers are feeding seaweed to dairy cows in an attempt to make cattle more climate-friendly.

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Trump eases US methane rules as Colorado says state's work

The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working—and they have industry support.

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Water worlds could support life: Analysis challenges idea that life requires 'Earth clone'

The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable, according to a new paper from the University of Chicago and Pennsylvania State University.

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Statens Naturhistoriske Museum modtager 166 mio. kr. til nye udstillinger

A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal støtter…

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Otte eksperter: Sådan bør vi reformere sundhedsvæsenet

Dagens Medicin har talt med otte personer, der var centralt placeret i strukturdebatten i 2004, om behovet for en ny 2018-reform.

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Ethics dumping: the exploitative side of academic research | Doris Schroeder

A new EU code makes equitable partnerships in resource-poor settings a condition for funding Though many consider it to be a thing of the past, unethical and exploitative research persists in the 21st century. It is particularly worrying when this exploitation aligns with the old fault lines of colonialism. Researchers from high-income countries travel to resource-poor settings to undertake resea

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Eksperter frygter forhastet reform

Sundhedsøkonom Kjeld Møller Pedersen leverede store dele af forarbejdet til den seneste strukturreform af sundhedsvæsenet. Han er dybt bekymret over, at statsministeren lægger op til en reform uden at analysere problemerne i det nære sundhedsvæsen. Dagens Medicin har talt med otte personer, der var tæt på strukturdebatten i 2004, om behovet for en ny 2018-reform.

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700 mio. kr. skal løfte forskning i diabetes og overvægt

Metabolismecenter på Københavns Universitet får 700 mio. kr. fra Novo Nordisk Fonden for at kunne tiltrække flere ledende forskere og investere i nye teknologiplatforme

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Facebook er svindlernes nye legeplads

Svindelkampagner trives på Facebook, selvom det sociale medie hævder, at algoritmer fanger næsten alle snydere automatisk.

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Mesteren, lærlingen og langdistanceforholdet

Møder på cafeer og i europæiske lufthavne har kendetegnet samarbejdet mellem professor Søren Jacobsen og ph.d.-studerende Karen Schreiber. Trods afstande har de haft glæde af at sparre med hinanden, og visionen om at blive klogere på den sjældne gigtsygdom antifosfolipid syndrom hos gravide har ikke lidt synderligt under langdistanceforholdet.

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Defining Cognitive Adulthood: When Neuroscience Influences Law

In 2006, a grand jury convicted Evan Miller in a homicide case, sentencing him to mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility for parole. At the time of his crime, Evan was 14-years-old. Years later, after a series of appeals, Evan’s case–Miller vs. Alabama–made it to the Supreme Court, which ruled that a sentence of life […]

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Conservation: there will (not) be blood – Science Weekly podcast

Invasive species have been blamed for wiping out native populations. Conservationists face a hard choice: should they kill one species to save another? The answer is often yes. Nicola Davis explores this dilemma and asks whether there’s a more compassionate approach

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Kraftig stigning i ufrivillige aborter: Majbritt er gravid efter otte tab

Gentagne spontane aborter er et mysterium for forskerne. En del af årsagen skyldes den moderne livsstil.

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Stram ballerne på Borgen

Ansvaret for patientens samlede rejse i sundhedsvæsenet bør placeres i tre nye storregioner. Det er en svær opgave. Netop derfor skal sundheden ikke udsættes for et natligt bagholdsangreb.

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Water worlds could support life, study says

The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable, according to a new paper from the University of Chicago and Pennsylvania State University.

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New guideline aids in diagnosing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

A new international guideline has been developed to help physicians diagnosis idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and often fatal lung disease whose cause is unknown.

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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

The study analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia.

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Suffering stroke can double risk of dementia, study finds

Scientists call for more investment in promoting healthy lifestyle after discovering strong link between diseases Having a stroke can double the risk of developing dementia, say scientists, who are calling for more effort to be invested in promoting the healthy lifestyles that reduce the chances of stroke. A team from Exeter University has analysed data on stroke and dementia risk from 48 separat

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Mønsterbryder, læge og forfatter

Anette Ellegaard Dalum arbejder som forfatter og læge og har gjort det siden medicinstudiet. Som læge får hun intellektuelle stimuli og samvær med kollegaer, mens forfattergerningen giver kreativitet og frihed. Hun kan ikke leve uden nogen af dem.

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Læger og ledelse – kom nu ind i kampen!

Det ville være rigtig godt, hvis læger bevægede sig ind i ledelsesrummet med større styrke end i dag.

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Canadian Court Puts A Stop To Expansion Of Major Oil Pipeline (For Now)

An appeals court sided unanimously with environmental and indigenous groups in the decision; for construction to resume, the government must comply with court orders that could take years to satisfy. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare neurological disorder in which a person's own immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.

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The International Date Line, Explained

Sure, your clock is keeping time — but to what?

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Test fra Sund & Bælt dokumenterer: Teknikken til roadpricing er klar

Politikerne har i årevis afvist satellitbaseret road­pricing af teknologiske årsager. Men nu viser en test i København, at præcisionen er næsten 100 procent.

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