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Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs

Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.

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»Den her sag lugter langt væk af, at man ikke vil have den ud til offentligheden«

Banedanmark mørklægger al dokumentation om sagen, hvor to tog var 177 meter fra at kollidere under en test af det nye signalsystem. De involverede medarbejdere må ikke tale med pressen, og Banedanmarks svar om signalsystemets præstation har vist sig at være ukorrekte.

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Hollændere vil rydde Stillehavet for plastik – med hjælp fra Mærsk

Om få dage søsætter en hollandsk organisation et flydende system, som på fem år skal fjerne 50 procent af affaldet i Stillehavets store "plastiksuppe".

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Facebook adds Alaska's Inupiaq as language option

Britt'Nee Brower grew up in a largely Inupiat Eskimo town in Alaska's far north, but English was the only language spoken at home.

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There's currently a massive prison strike to end "legalized slavery"

Although the scope of the strike isn’t clear yet, the strike organizers claimed that they anticipated inmate demonstrations in as many as 17 states. Read More

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Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean

Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.

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Microwave weapons suspected in US embassy ailments – report

Diplomats and family members stricken in Cuba and China New York Times says scientists agree ‘there’s something there’ Doctors and scientists increasingly suspect attacks with microwave weapons are the cause of the mysterious ailments that have stricken more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China, the New York Times reported . Related: Cuban 'acoustic attack' rep

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Global Health: Ebola Attacked Congo Again. But Now Congo Seems to Be Winning

New cases are dropping sharply, vaccination is going well and schools are about to open. But it is too soon to declare victory, experts said.

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China's 'Silk Road' project runs into debt jam

China's massive and expanding "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt.

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China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads

More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said Sunday, as the world's largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever.

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With rising sea levels, Bangkok struggles to stay afloat

As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade.

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Can crunch talks bring the Paris climate treaty to life?

As the pace of global warming races ahead of efforts to tame it, diplomats from more than 190 nations begin crunch UN climate talks in Bangkok Tuesday to breathe life into the Paris Agreement.

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Britain loses medicines contracts as EU body anticipates Brexit

European Medicines Agency ends pharma evaluations work and moves contracts to bloc Britain’s leading role in evaluating new medicines for sale to patients across the EU has collapsed with no more work coming from Europe because of Brexit, it has emerged. The decision by the European Medicines Agency to cut Britain out of its contracts seven months ahead of Brexit is a devastating blow to British

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'Lehman Weekend': the biggest bankruptcy in American history

It was "Lehman Weekend." The moment in September 2008 when the 150-year-old investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, precipitating the worst global economic crisis since the 1930s.

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Gun owners are more politically active, study finds

American gun owners in recent years have exhibited higher levels of political participation, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, according to a study by University of Kansas political scientists.

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It’s the Biggest Oyster Found in New York in 100 Years. And It Has Stories to Tell.

Like the city itself, oysters contain multitudes. They are survivors. They build anew on what was left behind.

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How to clean up your computer's embarrassingly messy desktop

DIY Give your machine a digital declutter. A messy desktop slows down your computer and acts as a constant distraction. Here's how to clean up your Windows or macOS interface.

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Bird Goes Hunting | Alaskan Bush People

In order to hunt, Snowbird must learn to adapt to a new environment in Washington. Catch an all-new ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE Sunday 9p on Discovery. Stream Full Episodes of Alaskan Bush People: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaskan-bush-people/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskanBushPPL https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Fo

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Derfor vil Facebook være YouTube – og YouTube have dig til at betale

ANALYSE Techgiganterne har i denne uge introduceret nye streaming-tilbud til danskerne.

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What Did Atlantic Readers Think of Watergate?

Letters from the Archives is a series in which we highlight past Atlantic stories and reactions from readers at the time. “Watergate is potentially the best thing to have happened to the presidency in a long time,” wrote Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in his November 1973 Atlantic article, “The Runaway Presidency.” On June 17, 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at th

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5 Home-Studio Must-Haves: Technics, DJTechTools, Genelec, Apogee, Roli

Engineer your tracks for total dance floor domination with everything from a workhorse turntable to a MIDI controller that doubles as a light show.

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John McCain’s Parting Gift to His Nation

In one way, the fallen of the great republic are all equal in death. The casket draped with a new flag is the same for a soldier headed on the last journey home in a military transport from Iraq or Afghanistan, the veteran of Korea or Vietnam coming to his final rest, or the great figure in public life mourned by millions. That is as it should be. But it is also right that each should be unique,

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Why Is Synthetic Marijuana So Risky?

Synthetic cannabinoids like K2 and Spice are 30 times more likely to harm you than regular marijuana. Here's why.

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Tropical sunfish spotted in Highland waters

The sunfish, normally found in the tropics, was recorded off Skye and Ardnamurchan last week.

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Think Politics Today Is Ugly? Politicians in Ancient Rome Were Insulting, Too

Trash-talking in politics has a long and muck-stained history.

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Manchester science festival partners withdraw over Shell sponsorship

Science and industry museum accused of hypocrisy for taking money from oil company Three partners of a major UK science festival have pulled out in protest at Shell sponsoring its headline exhibition. The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, which organises the Manchester science festival, confirmed the partners had withdrawn their events because of the oil company’s sponsorship of its f

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The 'Bloody Business' of Wildlife Conservation

In the winter of 2011, Joel Berger and his colleague Marci Johnson happened upon a ghostly Arctic death scene. Body parts and tufts of brown fur poked out of a frozen lagoon. This was all the biologists could find of a herd of 55 musk oxen they had been following. The cause of mass mortality, they later determined, was an ice tsunami , the result of an unusual storm that slammed seawater and ice

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Beauty or Beast | Don't Blink

Normally considered unattractive and a nuisance, Don't Blink reveals the wonderous side of the mosquito and the role it plays in the web of life. Featuring biologist Fiona Hunter, entomologist Curtis Russell and photography by cinematographer Mark Ellam. Stream Don't Blink on Discovery GO: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/dont-blink/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join

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Video: Mekaniker forvandler Audi til 'Tesla'

Selvlærte fiksere og mekanikere ombygger benzin-drevne biler til morgendagens eldrevne modeller med hjælp af indmaden fra Teslaer.

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Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

Someone needs to stop oiling that revolving door in the White House—and the rest of the news you missed this week.

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CERN's Pioneering Mini-accelerator Passes First Test

Physicists achieve powerful acceleration by ‘surfing’ electrons on proton waves over short distances — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Gun owners are more politically active, study finds

American gun owners in recent years have exhibited higher levels of political participation, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, according to a study by University of Kansas political scientists.

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When Slavery Is Erased From Plantations

The story of Sally Hemings—the enslaved woman who bore six of Thomas Jefferson’s children—is told from the basement of Jefferson’s mansion at his Monticello plantation in Charlottesville, Virginia. The third American president’s legacy barely touches the brick floors and plastered walls of Hemings’s windowless room, their two lives more unconnected at Monticello today than they were in 1791. At G

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Uber, Tesla, Electric Scooters, and More Folks Who Made Car News This Week

Plus, a startup hoping to hasten the arrival of self-driving, flying cars.

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To Heal Wounds, Cells Time-Travel Back to a Fetal State

Cells can reprogram themselves after an injury much more radically than people thought, reverting to a stem cell-like state.

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Edge of Memory: Distrusting oral tradition may make us more ignorant

Aboriginal stories about startlingly rapid rises in sea level describe real events at the end of the ice age, says a new book. Are we stupid to distrust oral traditions?

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Say 'I Do' Without The Sweat: Wedding Pros Share How They Beat The Heat

As the planet loses mild weather days because of climate change, wedding professionals are devising creative ways to keep cakes fresh and guests cool. (Image credit: JGI/Daniel Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images)

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This Race in Houston Is the Future of Texas Politics

H OUSTON—On a Saturday morning in Houston, the high was 94 degrees with a chance of rain. It was hardly friendly weather for canvassing—the door-knocking, yard sign-delivering, get-out-the-vote efforts that define a politician’s grassroots network. Yet dozens of Seventh District residents, sporting Lizzie Fletcher for Congress t-shirts, had happily crammed into a small office room on Richmond Ave

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Centuries-Old Plant Collection Now Online — A Treasure Trove For Researchers

Close to 800,000 records from about a dozen plant collections or "herbaria" are being digitized, allowing researchers broad access to data on plant species collected and preserved in past centuries. (Image credit: Emma Lee/WHYY)

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Har naturlighed og skønhed ført fysikken ud i en krise?

Elegante matematiske teorier er formuleret for at bringe orden i fysikkens kaos. Men de har ført fysikerne på vildspor, mener kritikere.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Kan man 3D-printe med wolfram?

SERIE: En læser vil gerne vide, om man kan 3D-printe ekstra stærke materialer med wolfram. Det svarer medicoselskabet Dunlee på.

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A trip into the past: Swiss watches, Korean ginseng and UK tea breaks

Old Scientist digs into the September archives and uncovers fears over digital wristwatches, a potent Korean stimulant and a British ban on New Scientist

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Død fjernbetjening: Derfor hjælper det at dreje på batterierne

Tricket med at dreje batterierne virker. Men det er ikke dine magiske hænder, som giver batteriet nyt liv, siger batteriekspert.

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Mind power in Auschwitz – and healing decades later

Her mother’s wisdom helped Edith Eger create a happy inner life in Auschwitz – but true healing meant going back there Edith Eger was 16 years old, crammed into a cattle truck, human cargo from Hungary headed for Auschwitz, when her mother gave her the advice that shaped her life. For most of the journey, her mother hadn’t said much, hadn’t cried or complained, but had instead gone inside herself

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The all female anti-poaching unit protecting elephants

This team of women are protecting elephants in the South African bush from ivory poachers.

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The buildings of the future will keep rearranging themselves

The buildings of the future will be fluid, impermanent, and in constant transformation. But will human nature catch up? Read More

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Inside the Pomp and Circumstance at John McCain’s Funeral

The invited guests started to line up about 7:15 a.m. By the time doors of the Washington National Cathedral opened at 8, two hours before the start of Senator John McCain’s funeral, hundreds were waiting. The queue snaked out to the sidewalk along Wisconsin Avenue, between satellite TV trucks on the side of the road and the media tent city that stood on the lawn. The designated media minders tol

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Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools

Defence groups sponsor lessons that promote building and sale of military hardware Arms manufacturers are spending millions of pounds a year promoting their brands in Britain’s schools, the Observer has learned. The companies, which between them have sold tens of billions of pounds of weapons to overseas governments, including those with poor human rights records, sponsor a series of school event

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‘We Gather Here to Mourn the Passing of American Greatness’

Anyone searching for the message and meaning of John McCain’s soaring funeral in the National Cathedral need look no further than the third verse of the Navy Hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” the moving prayer that has sent generations of sailors to their rest. The bi-partisan cream of the nation’s political and national security establishment sang it in lusty unison to open the service: Mo

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How Math Helped Me Learn Early Music

Abstract algebra class gave me the kick in the rear I needed to focus on the relationships between notes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The average commuter is stuck in traffic 41 hours a year

Infographics present data about how much we commute, how much time and money we spend in traffic, and what we think should be done about it. Read More

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Up to the Neck in Plesiosaurs

An exceptional skeleton offers new clues about how plesiosaurs moved their necks. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Champagne trying to defeat heat amid another early harvest

Jean-Pierre Vazart has more than a dozen weather apps on his phone. But the winemaker, who grows Chardonnay grapes in France's Champagne region, is still stressed out.

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Barack Obama's Eulogy for John McCain

Former President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy Saturday morning honoring the life of John McCain, who died last week after a decades-long career in the Senate. In a pair of surprise requests last spring, the Arizona lawmaker had asked Obama and former President George W. Bush, both of whom had defeated him in national campaigns, to give the eulogies at his memorial service at the National Cathe

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Don’t Miss: Comic promise, robot TV and a festival of errors

The first season of comedy Young Sheldon, AI choosing TV from the BBC archive and a rather unusual festival

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Vidunderpille mod overvægt virker – og slår dig heller ikke ihjel

En slankepille der ikke øger risikoen for bl.a. slagtilfælde kan blive en realitet på danske hylder.

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The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York's Whales

Arthur Kopelman conducts whale-watching cruises to collect data—while also educating the curious public.

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George W. Bush’s Eulogy for John McCain

On Saturday morning, former President George W. Bush delivered a tribute to his erstwhile campaign rival John McCain. The two men ran against each other in the Republican presidential primary in 2000, though McCain ultimately lost to Bush. Earlier this year, McCain asked Bush and former President Barack Obama, who ended McCain's second bid for the presidency, to deliver eulogies at his memorial s

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Breakthrough in understanding Warsaw breakage syndrome

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown function of the DDX11 helicase enzyme. Mutations in the gene which codes for DDX11 are known to be implicated in Warsaw Breakage Syndrome. They showed that DDX11 plays an important role in DNA repair, and functions as a backup to the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway, whose malfunction is associated with another life-debilitating condition.

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Mutations, drugs drive cancer by blurring growth signals

Genetic mutations in a form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumor formation by blurring cells' perception of key growth signals, according to a new laboratory study. The research could have important implications for understanding and ultimately targeting the defective mechanisms underlying many human cancers.

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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? Researchers examined data from more than 800 surgical patients with advanced bladder cancer.

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Ugens debat: Var de foreløbige Kattegat-beregninger vildledning?

Transportminister Ole Birk Olesen (LA) var i sidste uge i samråd i Folketingets transport-, bygnings- og boligudvalg. Her skulle han forklare, hvorfor han tidligere på året præsenterede beregninger for en motorvejsbro over Kattegat, som har vist sig at bygge på et løst grundlag. Læserne på ing.d…

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Take a Video Tour of My Lab to Learn How Eye Movements Frame Perception

We feel we see the world around us with high fidelity, all the time. But it's an illusion made possible by our eye movements — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Brief History of How We Figured Out How Lava Happens: Melting the Earth

A very entertaining read on how we figured out how volcanoes actually work — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In-flight Wi-Fi is terrible—here's how to make it better

DIY Don’t waste airplane time on load times. On long flights, nothing makes time pass like burying your nose in work. Unfortunately, in-flight Wi-Fi leaves a lot to be desired. Here's how to improve it.

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Hackers Hit Comic Site The Oatmeal, and It Wasn't Funny

This week, a comics site goes offline, more security clearance intrigue, lucrative email spying, and more.

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20+ Awesome Labor Day Sales (2018) on TVs, Laptops, Switch, Roomba, and More

Labor Day sales on our favorite TVs, laptops, Nintendo Switch, Google Home, Echo, and more

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'Disenchantment' May Not Enchant Hardcore Fantasy Fans

While 'Futurama' demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of sci-fi, Matt Groening's new project doesn't evince much familiarity with fantasy tropes.

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"Death Masks" Reveal How Earliest Complex Organisms Became Fossils

A new experiment suggests our picture of the so-called Ediacarans may be incomplete — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In Case You Missed It

Top news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Readers Respond to the May 2018 Issue

Letters to the editor from the May 2018 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Is Homo sapiens the Sole Surviving Member of the Human Family?

Recent fossil, archaeological and genetic discoveries are revising the rise of our species — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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War Is Not Part of Human Nature

War may not be in our nature after all — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dikes for Keeping Out the Zuyder Zee; the Victorian Fear of Being Buried Alive

Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The So-Called Right to Try Law Gives Patients False Hope

A new law to let dying patients access unapproved drugs raises false hope — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Hearing Aids Are Finally Entering the 21st Century

This outdated, expensive tech is getting a big makeover — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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"Bone-Crushing" Dogs Left Evidence in Their Poop

Like hyenas, the ancient canines apparently ate their food bones and all — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Cultural Origins of Language

What makes language distinctly human — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Rescuing Ancient Art from Microbes

An effort to develop new products to conserve a collection of lithographs has revealed two new species of fungi — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Essential Seaweed, the History of Cardiology, Neil deGrasse Tyson on Astrophysics and War and Other New Science Books

Book Recommendations from the Editors of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Alzheimer's Hits Men and Women Differently, and We Need to Understand Why

To fight the disease, we need to look at sex-specific risks — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Defunding Of Grand Canyon Science

The federal government is defunding scientific research programs in the Grand Canyon/Colorado River region, leaving longstanding projects and lots of jobs in limbo.

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Insulin's High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

Alec Raeshawn Smith was 23 when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and 26 when he died. He couldn't afford $1,300 per month for his insulin and other diabetes supplies, so he tried to stretch the doses. (Image credit: Bram Sable-Smith for NPR)

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Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?

Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Formand for regeringens stresspanel: Kend hjernens spilleregler og undgå stress

Hvis flere vidste, at de selv kan påvirke hjernens opfattelse af stress, kunne mange styre uden om – inklusive de mange ingeniørstuderende, der føler sig stressede, mener Anette Prehn, sociolog og formand for regeringens Nationale Stresspanel.

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Why Hasn’t Science Solved Acne Yet?

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of theories on preventing and treating acne. Some people swear by supplements . Others sing the gospel of giving up dairy or even drinking dog pee in order to eliminate the pesky (and sometimes painful) bumps. But even the best, most scientifically backed treatments can cause problems, like dry skin, sensitivity to sunlight , and birth defects . These imperfect

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Space Photos of the Week: Inside the Nebulae Where Stars Are Born

Far-off clouds of gas and dust are the eye-popping birthplaces of new stars.

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With Mars Dust Storm Clearing, Opportunity Rover Could Finally Wake Up

The mission now faces a 45-day deadline to phone home before active recovery measures cease — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 1, 2018)

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

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Chemicals in Consumer Products May Promote Weight Gain. But There's an Easy Fix.

Chemicals in the environment may play a role in weight gain, a new study suggests. But the good news is there may be an easy way to counteract these effects.

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Photos: Large Numbers That Define the Universe

A journey from zero to numbers so large, they don’t have a name.

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The Family Weekly: The Benefits of Teaching Sex Ed to Preschoolers

This Week in Family It’s often tough for American parents to figure out the right time to start talking to their children about their changing bodies, especially when it comes to sex. Twenty years ago, American Girl published the best-selling book The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls in an attempt to help preteen girls understand the changes that accompany puberty. As Allison Pohl

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Coyote Doggirl Gives the Western a Whimsical, Watercolor Spin

“Shit. We are being pursued by guys. If you get tired or break a leg I will be fuckin’ screwed.” So begins Coyote Doggirl , the new Western-adventure graphic novel from the artist and illustrator Lisa Hanawalt. Speaking is the story’s titular magenta-colored canine-person; she’s addressing her beloved horse, Red, as the two pause on a grassy hill and look to the horizon. There, they spy the peopl

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The Diplomatic Couriers Who Deliver America's Secret Mail

The little-known Diplomatic Courier Service works like your interoffice mail system, but on a planetary scale, with complex protocols to ensure the safe transport of sensitive material by land, air, and sea.

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Quick Cash for Your House? Yes, There Are Apps for That

Sell a home within three days, no open houses, no staging, no haggling with prospective buyers.

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The Best Women's Health Apps: Fitbit, Apple Health, and More

Track your menstrual cycle, predict ovulation, and sync your reproductive health with other fitness trackers.

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Belgien har knækket roadpricing-koden

Siden 2016 har lastbiler betalt for at bruge vejene i tre belgiske regioner. Både snyd- og fejlrate er i bund.

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De snylter, gylper og danser – Tre ting, du ikke vidste om bier

Flittig som en bi? Ikke nødvendigvis. Nogle bier nasser på de andre. Og så er der dem, som kender klokken.

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A Fitting Shrine for John McCain’s Funeral

When George Washington commissioned Pierre L’Enfant to design a new capital city on the Potomac River, the French architect’s 1791 plan called for a nonsectarian church “intended for national purposes … equally open to all.” American revolutionaries had rejected a state religion when they won freedom from the British monarch, who also led the Church of England. John Dickinson warned that mixing r

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Trump’s Divisive and Relentless Politicization of the NFL

The day after Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign-finance laws allegedly at the behest of Donald Trump, and Paul Manafort was convicted of tax fraud by a jury, the president emailed his supporters with a fund-raising appeal. It had nothing to do with his former aides. The email invoked ESPN’s recent announcement that the network does not plan to show the national anthem before Mond

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Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers

Doctors and scientists say microwave strikes may have caused sonic delusions and very real brain damage among embassy staff and family members.

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Struggling to multitask? Your brain might have hit full capacity

When people are trying to do several things at once their brain cells freeze up when yet another task is added to the pile

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NASA anxious to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet's red skies clear.

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California net neutrality bill clears key hurdle

The California Assembly voted Wednesday to enshrine net neutrality in state law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the internet.

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Første gang i Danmark: Sallingsundbroen bygges i forspændt beton

Vanskelige funderingsforhold med et 15 meter dybt dyndlag har nødvendiggjort en meget stabil fundering med rotationssymetrisk anbragte pæle. Betonelementerne monteres med en specialbygget lanceringsdrager.

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First ever trials on the effects of microdosing LSD set to begin

In Silicon Valley they say taking tiny amounts of the hallucinogenic drug increases creativity and productivity, but is it all in the mind? • ‘It lifted me out of depression’: is microdosing good for your mind? Silicon Valley geeks say it sharpens their thinking and enhances creativity. Other people say it lifts the fog of depression. A novel experiment launching 3 September 2018 will investigate

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'It lifted me out of depression': is microdosing good for your mind?

Little research exists on the effects of tiny doses of hallucinogens, but devotees of the practice report remarkable benefits • First ever trials on the effects of microdosing LSD set to begin Erica Avey, 27, microdosed on LSD for eight months, using an analogue that was legal in Germany, where she was living. “I started microdosing essentially because I was in a really depressed stage of my life

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The Swedish 15-year-old who's cutting class to fight the climate crisis

Following Sweden’s hottest summer ever, Greta Thunberg decided to go on school strike at the parliament to get politicians to act Why bother to learn anything in school if politicians won’t pay attention to the facts? This simple realisation prompted Greta Thunberg, 15, to protest in the most effective way she knew. She is on strike, refusing to go to school until Sweden’s general election on 9 S

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Bier bliver afhængige af nikotin ligesom mennesker

Biers afhængighed af nikotinlignende stoffer kan for eksempel give dårlig orienteringsevne og være direkte dødelig.

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Breakthrough in understanding Warsaw breakage syndrome

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) in Italy have uncovered a previously unknown function of the DDX11 helicase enzyme. Mutations in the gene which codes for DDX11 are known to be implicated in Warsaw Breakage Syndrome. They showed that DDX11 plays an important role in DNA repair, and functions as a backup to the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pa

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No Enemy

Science journalists are essential to advancing the quality of the research enterprise.

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Infographic: Tiggering Titin

This third filament involved in muscle function is often ignored in medical textbooks. Here's how it works.

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Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs

The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.

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Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia

Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.

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How Red Blood Cells Get Their Dimples

Myosin proteins tug on the cell membrane, giving an erythrocyte its distinct shape.

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Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles

Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles

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Putting Exosomes to Work

Researchers identify a handy tool for tinkering with the versatile vesicles.

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Infographic: How Muscles Age

Numerous cellular changes underlie the decline of muscle mass and strength in the elderly.

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September 2018 Crossword

Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.

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Caught on Camera

Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com

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Infographic: Exploring New Therapeutic Targets in ALS

Biological insights from the last decade of research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are revealing novel opportunities for treatment.

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Infographic: Red Blood Cell Shape

What happens when myosin inside red blood cells can't do its job?

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Muscle Master: Angela Dulhunty

Having pioneered the study of muscle physiology in mammals, she uncovered how ion channels enable muscle movement.

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Muscles Hold a Key to Sleep Recovery

A protein in skeletal muscles helps mice recover from sleep deprivation.

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Infographic: The Role of Circadian Clocks in Muscle

Timekeepers in muscle help mediate metabolism, and may influence neurological processes such as sleep.

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Avnika Ruparelia's Fish Reveal Secrets of Muscle Diseases and Aging

The muscle biologist developed a zebrafish model for myofibrillar myopathies and is working with killifish to study muscle regeneration.

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Vibrations Restore Sense of Movement in Prosthetics

Scientists recreate proprioception for people with artificial arms using a perceptual illusion.

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Directing Exosome Traffic

Researchers harness a protein to send cargo-carrying exosomes to mouse muscles.

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Homo sapiens Exposed, 1556

Juan Valverde de Amusco's anatomical drawings corrected some earlier errors while making anatomy more accessible.

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Speeding Up Stem Cell Growth

Scientists fiddle with formulas to boost the growth of their stem cell cultures.

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New ALS Therapies Move Closer to the Clinic

After two decades of failure, novel scientific insights and technical progress are spurring meaningful innovation in the field.

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Sandeep Jauhar's New Book, Heart, is a Personal History

In this adapted excerpt from the book, the author relays the past, present, and future of artificial hearts.

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Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the September 2018 issue of The Scientist.

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In the Spotlight: Focus in on High-Content Analysis

Find out how combining high sample throughput with multiparametric image and multivariate data analysis enables the detection of even subtle phenotypic changes with this poster from The Scientist and PerkinElmer!

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Muscle Clocks Play a Role in Regulating Metabolism

Researchers untangle the multifarious nature of muscle aging. So far, the only reliable treatment is exercise.

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How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It

Researchers untangle the multifarious nature of muscle aging. So far, the only reliable treatment is exercise.

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The Atlantic Daily: Almost Too Strange to Be True

What We’re Following Policy Plans: Donald Trump’s current talks to renegotiate NAFTA are a rhetorical victory for the president, but they may leave America less prepared for economic struggles in the long run, Matt Peterson argues. A reported plan to change the way the U.S. counts Palestinian refugees could affect millions of Palestinians. And Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed new rule

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Industry Looks For Hurricane Lessons As Climate Changes

Hurricane Harvey was a wake-up call for petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast to rethink plans for major floods. Some companies are starting to prepare for storms that are larger and more severe. (Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Saving the 'king of the birds' with DNA

Scientists believe a genetic code could help protect golden eagles in the wild.

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Appliances, smartphones and 8K TVs: More of the best gadgets from IFA 2018

Gadgets Whip up a bratwurst and cruise the new gadgets. Here are some new gadgets!

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John McCain's Anachronistic Memorial

It becomes easier with each day to slip into a sort of numbness toward the new American reality. A Twitter rant from the commander in chief about a “Rigged Russian Witch Hunt” is just another Thursday. Breaking news about Stormy Daniels—you know, the porn star paid to keep silent about her alleged affair with Donald Trump—is worth, at most, a brief pause during one’s morning Twitter scroll. Conti

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Hundreds of King Bio Homeopathic Products Recalled Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination

The FDA is warning consumers not to use drug products made by King Bio Inc., a company that makes homeopathic drugs for both people and pets.

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Weatherwatch: 'dead water' makes ships seem dead in the water

Polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen was the first to make a scientific analysis of conditions in which ships make little or no progress Mariners encounter all sorts of unusual winds and currents, but polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen was baffled in August 1893 when an invisible force seemed to hold back his ship Fram. Four hours steaming though the “ dead water ” produced less progress than Nansen would

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Science News You Might Have Missed

A few very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Seattle Had The Worst Air Quality In The World At Some Points This Summer

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, about the cause of this summer's extremely smoky air in the Pacific Northwest.

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German Farmers Struck By Drought Fear Further Damage From Climate Change

High temperatures and a severe drought have hit food production in Germany and left many farmers there wondering what they can do to survive climate change. (Image credit: Christian Ender/Getty Images)

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Trump Wins a Round on NAFTA, and America Loses the Trade War

Donald Trump came to office with a vision of a raging global trade war. In some tellings , the war is his glorious conquest. In others , Hillary Clinton launched the invidious assault, which is being waged against American workers through the North American Free Trade Agreement (a deal negotiated before her husband ever took office, let alone her time as secretary of state) and the Trans-Pacific

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How can older people prolong life? Switch to a Mediterranean diet, study suggests

A new study suggests that switching to a Mediterranean diet in the later years can prolong your lifespan. Read More

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Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL is cleared to head to a hearing

It now moves to a full hearing in front of the arbitrator. Read More

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Chicago 50 years later: a city looks back and disagrees on what happened

50 years ago the city of Chicago erupted in a legendary police riot. Read More

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What does it mean that John McCain is ‘lying in state’ in the U.S. Capitol?

Senator John Sidney McCain III, who died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at the age of 81, is lying in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. Read More

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The U.S. Is Sidelining Itself in the Middle East

The Trump administration is reportedly ending all funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and calling for a dramatic change in how Palestinian refugees are counted, effectively reducing the number of Palestinians the United States considers refugees from around 5 million to fewer than 500,000, The Washington Post reported. What this ef

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Q&A: Poisonous Plants

Chemicals in some nightshade plants are potentially lethal and should be avoided for herbal uses — unless they’re involved in a fictional murder plot.

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Arizona canyon famed for waterfalls to reopen after flooding

Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready to welcome visitors to its reservation known for towering waterfalls that cascade into blue-green pools.

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LinkedIn says it's working to combat Chinese spy accounts

LinkedIn says it's working to combat Chinese espionage activity targeting users of the online career network.

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Dead dolphins, diseased seals wash up on US shores

Over the past two months, dozens of dead dolphins have washed ashore in Florida and hundreds of diseased seals have died in the northeastern United States, officials said Friday.

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Eminem Makes a Vicious Strike in the War of Generations

It’s just so easy to make fun of today’s rappers. The face tattoos, the Styrofoam cups, the nonsense ad libs, the dream-murmured flows— Saturday Night Live sent up the look , Jay-Z filleted the sound , and now Eminem devotes much of his surprise new album, Kamikaze, to taking down the culture. The likes of Migos and Lil Pump are to the 45-year-old rapper what boy bands and Britney Spears were to

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August's Stunning Space Pictures

August's Stunning Space Pictures As summer winds down, savor images from some of the hottest, most magnetic, and awe-inspiring places in the universe. 2_crop_NewBrownDawf5.jpg An illustration of an exoplanet 20 light-years away, with a mass 12.7 times the mass of Jupiter. Image credits: Chuck Carter, Caltech, NRAO/AUI/NSF Space Friday, August 31, 2018 – 15:30 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (In

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Probiotics are drugs, so we should test them like drugs

Health Only a few probiotic pills have actually been proven to work, despite all the health claims supplement companies make about them. In a study out today in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, researchers report that a probiotic intended to treat a parasitic infection in mice actually…

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Watch a printer that uses sound waves and inks made from honey

Regular inkjet printers only work with watery liquids, but one that uses sound waves can print with almost anything as ink, from honey to metals to human cells

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Honoring Giants

Written by Elaine Godfrey ( @elainejgodfrey ) Today in 5 Lines Lawmakers and other officials paid tribute to the late Arizona Senator John McCain, who was brought to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to lie in state . A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral. A senior Justice Department lawyer reportedly told lawmakers that Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy who co

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A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals

Researchers have found a way to prevent icing of powerlines, airplanes, wind turbines, and other surfaces with a special coating and the power of sunlight — no heating or harsh chemicals needed.

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Sound can be used to print droplets that couldn't be printed before

Researchers have developed a new printing technology that uses sound waves to control the size of liquid droplets independent of fluid viscosity. This approach could greatly broaden the types of liquids, including biopharmaceuticals, that can be printed drop-on-demand. The researchers used sound waves to generate a highly confined force at the tip of the printer nozzle, which pulls the droplet. Th

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Mutations, drugs drive cancer by blurring growth signals

Genetic mutations in a form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumor formation by blurring cells' perception of key growth signals, according to a new laboratory study published Aug. 31, 2018, in Science. The research, led by UC San Francisco researchers, could have important implications for understanding and ultimately targeting the defective mechanisms underlying many human cancers

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Battling Online Bots, Trolls and People

Technology With civility and democracy on the line, bots, trolls, and their hunters are waging a cat-and-mouse game on the internet. 08/31/2018 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer To read more…

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NASA Sets a Grim Deadline for Saving a Beloved Mars Rover

For weeks, Michael Staab has slept with his cell phone on his nightstand, its ringer set to the highest volume, waiting for a call from Mars. Staab, an engineer at NASA ’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in California, is leading the recovery effort for one of the agency’s Mars rovers, Opportunity. The nearly 15-year-old rover went silent in mid-June as a record-breaking dust storm swept across

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Cryptosporidiosis worsened in mice on probiotics

In an unexpected research finding infections with the intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, worsened in mice that had been given a probiotic.

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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.

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A Law Alone Won't Get California to 100 Percent Green Power

The state's already ambitious efforts to fight climate change may get more juice—but tech and policy will have to play catch-up.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Can Tech Help Me Sleep Better?

The same tech and gadgets that keep us up at night might also help us get better sleep. Well…maybe.

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How Could a Diabetes Drug Cause Severe Genital Infections?

A particular class of type 2 diabetes medications are linked to a potentially horrible side effect in the genitals.

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Cheese played a surprisingly important role in human evolution

Science Ancient Egyptian cheese helps us understand when and how dairy came into our lives. While the techniques from bioarchaeology have provided this fantastic detail on Neolithic diets, where the science stops, experimental archaeology can explore what was…

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Sharp rise in essay cheating globally, with millions of students involved

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

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‘Man-Killing Jobs’ and Environmental Racism

"Six people out of 12 of us have gotten cancer,” says Tony Buba, a long-time resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania, in a new short documentary from Topic . When Buba’s father made the connection between the high incidence of cancer and the family’s history of employment at the local steel mill, he put a notice in the mill employment office instructing the hiring managers not to hire Buba. “He didn’t

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Why the diabolical earworm “Baby Shark” is so popular

Videos for “Baby Shark,” a diabolical earworm, have been watched 3.3 billion times in a viral children-song craze that spans the globe. But why? Read More

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

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

Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research 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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Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age

The CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of cannabis. However, it appears to act also as a kind of 'sensor' with which neurons measure and control the activity of certain immune cells in the brain. A recent study at least points in this direction. If the sensor fails, chronic inflammation may result — probably the beginning of a dangerous vicious circle.

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Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution.

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A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals

MIT researchers led by Kripa Varanasi found a way to prevent icing of powerlines, airplanes, wind turbines, and other surfaces with a special coating and the power of sunlight — no heating or harsh chemicals needed.

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Printing with sound

Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing technology that uses sound waves to control the size of liquid droplets independent of fluid viscosity. This approach could greatly broaden the types of liquids, including biopharmaceuticals, that can be printed drop-on-demand. The researchers used sound waves to generate a highly confined force at the tip of the printer nozzle, which pu

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Noxious Mix of Smoke And Pollution Stresses Health In California's Heartland

Low-income residents living near highways and agricultural and industrial zones are getting hit with a "double whammy" as wildfire smoke drifts to areas where the air is often polluted already. (Image credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

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Harvard Printer Blasts Droplets with 100 Times Earth's Gravitational Force (Video)

Harvard University's engineering school has produced a machine that uses sound to print anything from honey to liquid metal. And there's mesmerizing video.

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A new material harnesses light to deice surfaces

A new sun-powered material could someday melt the ice off airplane wings, wind turbines and rooftops.

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A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals

From airplane wings to overhead powerlines to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance all the way to catastrophic failure. But preventing that buildup usually requires energy-intensive heating systems or chemical sprays that are environmentally harmful. Now, MIT researchers have developed a completely passive, solar-powered way of co

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Remembering the Woman Who Changed Marvel Comics

After Marie Severin started at Marvel Comics in 1959, one of her first assignments was a spread that Esquire magazine commissioned on college drug culture. “They wanted Kirby,” she recalled in an interview , referring to the company’s biggest star, the penciler Jack Kirby. “[The production manager Sol Brodsky] said, ‘I don’t want to use Kirby, we’ll miss a deadline. Marie, see what they want.’” S

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When the Happy Couple Registers for Cash

When David McGuiggan told his mother that he and his fiancée would be requesting cash gifts for their wedding last October, she was less than enthusiastic, he remembers. He got the impression that she found the practice uncouth and a little desperate. “For her generation, it was greedy, like you’re begging for money,” McGuiggan says. “Back then, you were gracious to receive three different irons,

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First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern

Without knowing the cells' mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.

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Google News Searches Aren't Politically Biased, but They Do Like 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.

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The New Old Age: A Debate Over ‘Rational Suicide’

Americans are increasingly determined to exercise control over their deaths, and some believe suicide ought to be considered a reasonable option.

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There Is No Pickup-Truck Emoji

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for the past 35 years. But you wouldn’t know it from looking at your smartphone. There are 54 emoji to represent different modes of transportation, at least on modern iPhones. A mind-boggling 12 of them depict trains: You can text a friend everything from a light-rail car to a steam locomotive to the shinkansen . There’s a red

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Cryptosporidiosis worsened in mice on probiotics

In an unexpected research finding infections with the intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, worsened in mice that had been given a probiotic. The research was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak

Russia's space agency says air pressure on the International Space Station has been restored to proper levels after a leak was repaired.

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NOAA declares seal die-off as 'unusual mortality event'

The federal government is declaring the deaths of hundreds of seals off the New England coast this summer to be an "unusual mortality event."

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The backyard griddle is ready to challenge charcoal and gas grills

Gadgets Make smashburgers like a short order cook. Griddles are popping up in more backyards and burgers are better for it.

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Hurricane Norman's southeast quadrant appears strongest on NASA imagery

NASA's Aqua satellite provided valuable infrared temperature data on Category 4 Hurricane Norman that showed its strongest storms were southeast of center.

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NASA finds Super Typhoon Jebi undergoing eyewall replacement

The tropical cyclone known as Jebi has intensified into a super typhoon and NASA's Terra satellite found it was undergoing eyewall replacement. Terra found powerful storms around the 15 nautical-mile wide eye in this Category 5 storm.

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NASA finds a less elongated potential Tropical Cyclone Six

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an infrared image of Potential Tropical Cyclone Six that shows the storm is not as "stretched out" as it was the previous day. Despite its lack of organization, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cabo Verde Islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava.

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NASA tracking Hurricane Miriam in Central Pacific

Hurricane Miriam continues to track north through the Central Pacific Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the storm infrared imagery.

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Managing multiple health conditions

Noting that we need more understanding of caregiver and care recipient relationships, a research team designed a study using interviews with caregivers and the older adults receiving care. These interviews were designed to explore experiences, attitudes, and preferences about caregiving relationships. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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There Be Dragons: 6-Foot-Long Lizard Terrifies Florida Family

In Florida, a giant lizard has one family too scared to use their pool.

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The massive Mars dust storm is waning. Now, will Opportunity wake?

With a global dust storm on Mars finally passing, NASA hopes that its Opportunity rover will soon phone home.

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Diseased heart muscle cells have oddly short telomeres

People with cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in the muscles that contract the heart. Researchers say the discovery could lead to new pathways for drug discovery. A telomere is a DNA sequence that serves as a protective cap on the ends of chromosomes. The finding, which appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , dovetails with a previous study showing that peopl

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Hurricane Norman's southeast quadrant appears strongest on NASA imagery

NASA's Aqua satellite provided valuable infrared temperature data on Category 4 Hurricane Norman that showed its strongest storms were southeast of center.

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NASA tracking Hurricane Miriam in Central Pacific

Hurricane Miriam continues to track north through the Central Pacific Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the storm infrared imagery.

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NASA finds Super Typhoon Jebi undergoing eyewall replacement

The tropical cyclone known as Jebi has intensified into a super typhoon and NASA's Terra satellite found it was undergoing eyewall replacement. Terra found powerful storms around the 15 nautical-mile wide eye in this Category 5 storm.

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NASA Finds a less elongated potential Tropical Cyclone Six

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an infrared image of Potential Tropical Cyclone Six that shows the storm is not as 'stretched out' as it was the previous day. Despite its lack of organization, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cabo Verde Islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava.

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Synthetic microbiome? Genetic engineering allows different species of bacteria to communicate

What if the bacteria that live in your gut could monitor your health, report disease, and produce beneficial molecules? Researchers 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 interlopers in the human gut, such coordination is crucia

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The 'mere liking effect': Why you trust people who are like you

Think you make moral judgments objectively? Think again. Read More

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As temperatures rise, so do insects’ appetites for corn, rice and wheat

Hotter, hungrier pests likely to do 10 percent to 25 percent more damage to grains for each warmer degree.

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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 new study. 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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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.

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Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports.

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Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age

The CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of cannabis. However, it appears to act also as a kind of 'sensor' with which neurons measure and control the activity of certain immune cells in the brain. A recent study by the University of Bonn at least points in this direction. If the sensor fails, chronic inflammation may result — probably the beginning of a dangerous vicious circl

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What Are the Most-Googled Wildlife Photos in Your State?

What kinds of wildlife and bugs are people curious about? That depends on where they live.

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Is Seaweed America's Next Cash Crop?

Is Seaweed America's Next Cash Crop? The global demand for seaweed has never been higher, and American farmers are taking notice. Is Seaweed America's Next Cash Crop? Video of Is Seaweed America's Next Cash Crop? Earth Friday, August 31, 2018 – 12:00 Annie Roth, Contributor Seaweed is an ingredient in everything from fertilizers to food products and the demand for it has never been higher. S

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NASA has just 45 days to save Opportunity rover after huge Mars storm

The planet-wide dust storm on Mars that’s stranded the Opportunity rover since June is subsiding, and NASA has given engineers just 45 more days to wake it up

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Biodiversity in crisis: Earth’s giant construction projects mapped out

The planet’s largest areas of undisturbed wilderness in Siberia and tropical rainforests are under threat from huge waves of development. Here’s what it looks like

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Cancer-tracking AI could save lives by predicting how tumours evolve

Knowing what a cancer will do next could help doctors treat patients or prolong their lives with pre-emptive treatments

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Fem abort-myter, du godt kan glemme

Kaffe, stress og sex. Der er mange myter om, hvad der kan udløse ufrivillig abort, men de fleste er pure opspind.

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A Madden Tournament Mass Shooting and a Riot Games Exposé Cap a Difficult Week in Video Games

It's been a difficult week for videogames, with tragedies and major struggles dominating the news—let's try to make sense of them.

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Top Stories in August: Elon Musk's Summertime Madness

The Tesla CEO's month was quite eventful. Plus: The untold story of how a single line of code crashed the world.

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Golden eagle genome study 'a conservation game changer'

UK researchers decode the golden eagle genome – the blueprint for the 'king of birds'.

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Better communication can enhance US chemical exposure incident response, new evaluation says

First responders to major chemical exposure incidents in the United States can improve treatment protocols for at-risk casualties with better communication strategies, according to new analysis in Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Paul Spudis, Moon-Exploration Expert, Dies at 66

The planetary scientist was an outspoken advocate of lunar missions as the preferred next steps for human spaceflight — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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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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How nearby cells shield tumor cells from targeted therapy

Thyroid cancer researchers have investigated the role of pericytes as part of the tumor microenvironment in the subset of papillary thyroid cancers modulated by a mutation of the BRAF cancer-promoting gene.

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The swing doctors: Physicist cracks code on material that works as both conductor, insulator

Quantum materials are a type of odd substance that could be many times more efficient at conducting electricity through our iPhones than the commonly used conductor silicon—if only physicists can crack how the stuff works.

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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.

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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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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.

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Why two? Structure of protein FAT10 analyzed

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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