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A Grassroots Call to Ban Gerrymandering

L ANSING, Michigan—Katie Fahey walks into the Grand Traverse Pie Company, blocks from the state Capitol, wearing a black T-shirt that announces her cause. "Voters should choose their politicians," it reads, "not the other way around." As Fahey steps to the counter to order lunch, the cashier, a twentysomething like her, recognizes the message. Last year, he tells her, he signed the initiative pet



Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart.



Concito-direktør: »Undskyld, men jeg tror, Kina er bedst til at løse klimakrisen«

Vi har brug for nye stærke ledere, og flere der slukker Facebook og engagerer sig direkte i klimakampen, lød det fra eksperter under debatarrangementet 'Jorden kalder'.






Starwatch: moon cruises through the Hyades cluster

The bright red star Aldebaran helps locate the grouping within the Taurus constellation On the night of 29 September running into the morning of the 30th, the moon will cruise through the Hyades star cluster. As night falls on the 29th, neither the moon nor the Hyades will be visible from London. They will rise in the east around 21:30 BST, when the moon will be poised on the very tip of the star



The neuroscience behind 'gut feelings'

There is such a thing in neuroscience as a 'gut feeling.' We don't quite know what it's saying yet, but we have an idea. "Gut signals are transmitted at epithelial-neural synapses through the release of … serotonin." None Have you ever had a 'gut feeling?' That moment when you just knew? Did you ever wonder why that was? Research is starting to make inroads towards an answer. None A recent study



Prosthetic valve mismatches common in transcatheter valve replacement, ups risk of death

In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch. The team also found that the risk of death and of heart failure readmissions were higher.



Christine Blasey Ford and the Search for a Standard of Proof

In a likely redux of the 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, Washington appears headed for dramatic public testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who's accused him of sexual assault when they were teens, research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford. Negotiations between Ford's lawyers and Judiciary Committee Republicans seemed to be moving forward after a head-spinn



Tiny Device Is a 'Huge Advance' for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure

A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis.



Heart failure patients with mitral regurgitation benefit from minimally invasive procedure

A multicenter clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter mitral valve repair significantly reduced hospitalizations and mortality for heart failure patients with moderate-to-severe or severe functional mitral regurgitation.



Latin America Gets Its Own Migrant Crisis

Four months ago, 22-year-old Lusiana Garcia, a mother of two pregnant with her third child, escaped an abusive relationship and an incompetent dictatorship. She boarded a bus in Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city, to travel 18 hours to Cucuta, a town about 480 miles away and across the border in Colombia. "I only had money for one ticket," she told me on the phone through an interpreter. "S



France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary—an environmental flop

What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a sanctuary for sealife off the French coast is being cleaned up after it was found to be polluting.



'Lucky' Raccoon Survives 9-Story Leap from Building

The daredevil raccoon miraculously survived a horrifying fall.



Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, Facebook: reports

President Donald Trump is weighing an executive order that would open federal antitrust and criminal probes into Google, Facebook and other social media firms, US media said Saturday, though the White House promptly distanced itself from the reports.



Matt Gets Injured | Alaskan Bush People

While building the barn, Matt Brown twists his knee coming off the ladder. Catch an all-new ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE Sunday 9p on Discovery. Stream Full Episodes of Alaskan Bush People: Subscribe to Discovery: Join us on Facebook: Follow us



Ivory Coast looks to solar vehicles to replace bush taxis

Hi-tech, cheap—and quiet. The Ivorian resort of Jacqueville just outside Abidjan is betting on solar-powered three-wheelers as it looks to replace traditional but noisy and dirty bush taxis.



Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.



Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

James and Candace Butcher were ready to finalize the purchase of their dream retirement home, and at closing time wired $272,000 from their bank following instructions they received by email.



Ether cryptocurrency, a victim of blockchain success

For all the attention afforded bitcoin, it is its rival ether that is hitting the headlines, with the popularity of its blockchain technology Ethereum driving concerns that have sent investors fleeing.



National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape.



Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.



Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans.



The Crisis of the American Elites

Judith Butler and Ed Whelan have probably never met. And if they did, we may be quite certain that they would have very little use for one another. After all, what does the professor of comparative literature, author of (among other works) Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly , who teaches in the Critical Theory Program at Berkeley, have to do with the president of the Ethics and Public





Personality tests are all the rage – but what do they really tell you?

A new test claims to be most scientific yet – and that out of four types, most of us are Average. The thing is, we don't really do them to find out the truth I was once forced to take a personality test by a boss who had read that they were a valuable source of managerial insight, or some such nonsense. Weirdly, it didn't go well. After wasting my time answering multiple-choice questions such as,



Professor: Dårlig sprogteknologi kan få os til at droppe dansk

Teknologien omkring os er så dårlig til dansk, at vi risikerer at folk holder op med at bruge dansk i digitale sammenhæng. Den kommercielle interesse for dansk er for lille.



Light pollution makes fish more courageous

Artificial light at night also makes guppies more courageous during the day, according to a new behavioral study.



The link between cognitive function and sexuality in older adults

Researchers learn more about the relationship between sexual behavior, function, and cognition (people's ability to think and make decisions).



Researchers teach computers to see optical illusions

By making a neural-network computer model that can be fooled by optical illusions like humans, the researchers advanced knowledge of the human visual system and may help improve artificial vision.



Combining multiple CCTV images could help catch suspects

Combining multiple poor quality CCTV images into a single, computer-enhanced composite could improve the accuracy of facial recognition systems used to identify criminal suspects, new research suggests.



Proof-of-concept HIV immunotherapy study passes Phase 1 safety trial

Preliminary results from a phase I clinical trial have demonstrated the safety and tolerability of a cell therapy involving the ex vivo expansion of T cells and their subsequent infusion into HIV-infected individuals previously treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART).



Insulin shows great potential against chronic colitis

Diabetes is not the only disease on which insulin has an effect, it appears. In a new study that involved tests on mice researchers have discovered a new method for treating chronic colitis with regular insulin. The researchers have set up a company with a view to testing the treatment and hopefully making it available to patients.



The first predators and their self-repairing teeth

The earliest predators appeared on Earth 480 million years ago — and they even had teeth which were capable of repairing themselves. A team of palaeontologists have been able to discover more about how these organisms were able to grow and regenerate their teeth.



New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide

New technology could use carbon dioxide captured from power plants to make a new kind of lithium battery.



Possible molecular pathway for neurodegeneration in prion diseases

A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment.



Stop putting off your device updates—here's why

DIY How to update every gadget you own. The devices you rely on, from smartphones to routers, need regular updates to function well. Here's how to update every gadget so it stays secure and bug-free.



Letters: Is Marijuana Addictive?

America's Invisible Pot Addicts In August, Annie Lowrey described how more and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead. It's really quite simple: Not everyone who drinks is a drunk, not everyone who smokes cigarettes is addicted to them, and the many who benefit from using marijuana should not be penalized because of centuries-old hysteria. It's about



Trumps Comments About Hurricane Florence Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, the downpour of news on the internet never let up.



This Week in the Future of Cars: Electric Start

The new Audi E-tron, Tesla's crash test, the Ferrari Monzas, and more car news from this week.



1,500-Year-Old Maya Altar Reveals Amazing Secrets of the 'Snake Kings'

The carved stone alter was found deep in the jungles of northern Guatemala.



When Televisions Were Radioactive

On a recent morning, I indulged one of my worst habits—checking Twitter on my phone immediately upon waking up. When I turned the screen off, I was alarmed to discover that I could no longer see out of my right eye. I picked up my phone again, this time in a panic, to Google my symptoms, and quickly learned that I had experienced what medical researchers have called " transient smartphone 'blindn



10 mysteries of the universe: What is dark matter?

It's invisible, and yet the motions of galaxies suggest it must be there. But a recent discovery has just deepened the mystery of the universe we cannot see



Podcast: Meet Kathrina Mannion

BP's Advancing Low Carbon programme director, Kathrina Mannion, talks about her STEM background, her career and her work at BP



10 mysteries of the universe: What makes monster stars?

Mega-stars hundreds of times the mass of our sun lurk in a galaxy nearby. We don't know how they formed – but they could make the cosmos a richer brew for life



Lunar renaissance: start celebrating Earth's first moon landing

A biopic about Neil Armstrong, a moon festival in London, real Chinese missions – there's a lot to enjoy as we near the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's landing



How math helps explain the delicate patterns of dragonfly wings

Scientists have found a mathematical explanation for the complex patterns on the wings of dragonflies and other insects.



Why You May Love an Amazon Alexa Microwave

An Alexa-powered microwave may sound silly. Here's why it's a brilliant idea.



How Lego Came to Be the World's Most Famous Brick

A Danish woodworker's bet on a new ­manufacturing process gave us a toy that never gets old.



Hayabusa2: Japanese robots land on moving asteroid in world first

Survey on Ryugu asteroid aims to provide answers about the origins of life and solar system Two robots from Japan's space agency have landed on a moving asteroid and begun a survey as part of a mission aimed at shedding light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid's surface, according to the Japan Aerospace Explorat



BoJack Horseman Charts Complicated Paths to Forgiveness

This story contains spoilers for Season 5 of BoJack Horseman. On this season of BoJack Horseman , the eponymous protagonist finds himself wrestling with a single weighty question: "How do you make something right when you've made it so wrong you can never go back?" The animated Netflix series, which recently returned for its fifth season, has long magnified the moral inconsistencies of its anthro



JBL Link View Review: A Great-Sounding Smart Display

The JBL Link View is a Google-powered display-speaker hybrid with some serious audio prowess.



Artificial Intelligence Has a Strange New Muse: Our Sense of Smell

The brain's way of processing smells is inspiring scientists to rethink how we design machine learning algorithms.



Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help

Though teenagers need about nine hours of rest a night, most get only seven and are suffering. A new survey suggests their parents are struggling, too. Here's how to improve the quality of teen sleep.



Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.



Radius-formand: Forbrugerne skal være medbyggere på fremtidens energisystem

Eldistributionsselskabet Radius forbereder sig på at skifte rolle og blive en aktiv medspiller for de kunder, der gerne vil tage del i den grønne omstilling med solceller, batterier og elbiler.



Sådan påvirker billioner af bakterier din sundhed

Vores kroppe er et hotel, for inden i os lever der billioner af bakterier, der passer på alt fra vores humør til immunforsvar.



Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor har togsporene forskellige typer sveller?

En læser undrer sig over, at der nogle gange benyttes betonsveller og andre gange træsveller. Det svarer Banedanmark på.



How genome study can save otters, eagles and lonely featherworts

The Sanger Centre's landmark genetic sequencing of 25 species raises hopes not just for the conservation of Britain's wildlife but for humans too Carrington's featherwort is an unusual plant by any standards. Tiny, between 2cm and 5cm in height, it clusters on high ground in north-west Scotland. Crucially, every single plant found in this secluded Caledonian enclave is male. By contrast, the only



The lawyer who became a scientist to find a cure for her fatal disease

When Sonia Vallabh found out she was likely to develop a terminal brain condition, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, changed careers to find a cure In 2011, 27-year-old Harvard graduate Sonia Vallabh got the worst news possible: she was carrying a genetic mutation that would almost certainly lead to a rare and fatal brain disease called fatal familial insomnia. The same genetic error – a single



The Geography of Thought and Cognition

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Climate study 'pulls punches' to keep polluters on board

'True risks' of warming played down to placate fossil-fuel nations Warnings about the dangers of global warming are being watered down in the final version of a key climate report for a major international meeting next month, according to reviewers who have studied earlier versions of the report and its summary. They say scientists working on the final draft of the summary are censoring their own



Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.



Sådan får du super-signal på dit wifi

Har du "zoner" hjemme hos dig, hvor det trådløse netværk bare ikke virker? Så læs med her og få tips til, hvordan du kan få bedre dækning i hele huset.



Kedelig tur på lokum: Derfor virker dit wi-fi ikke i alle rum

Et stort hus, betonvægge eller mange naboer med trådløst netværk, kan skabe "døde zoner" hjemme hos dig. Få den videnskabelige på hvorfor det sker.



Christine Blasey Ford Agrees to Testify As Frustrated Republicans Ask 'When?'

Attorneys representing Christine Blasey Ford, the 51-year-old research psychologist who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, said on Saturday afternoon that she would testify this coming week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Dr. Ford accepts the committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sex



How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother's Living Room Lab

"The language of type can be immensely clarifying," says author Merve Emre. In The Personality Brokers she describes how a mother-daughter duo started a multi-million dollar "people sorting" industry. (Image credit: Cameron Pollack/NPR)



Genomic study brings us closer to precision medicine for type 2 diabetes

Most patients with type 2 diabetes are treated with a 'one-size-fits-all' protocol, but this approach can leave many cases inadequately managed. New work indicates that inherited genetic changes may underlie the variability seen among diabetes patients, with different physiological processes potentially leading to high blood sugar. This work represents a first step toward using genetics to identif



Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology

Engineering researchers report a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.



Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries

Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model, however, predicts that those fisheries may potentially be in danger.



Latest research hints at predicting autism risk for pregnant mothers

Researchers are continuing to make remarkable progress with research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).



New findings on chronic pain syndrome in the mouth

The picture is becoming clearer regarding the chronic oral pain condition known as Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, which mainly affects women who are middle-aged and older.



A Trojan Horse delivery for treating a rare, potentially deadly, blood-clotting disorder

In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers have highlighted a potential therapy for a rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting disorder, TTP. The researchers deliver this therapeutic enzyme via the cellular equivalent of a Trojan Horse, using tiny blood cell platelets as their protective delivery vehicle, with a key enzyme hidden inside.



Skraldesatellit får sin første fangst i nettet

Der flyver mange millioner stykker farligt affald rundt i rummet. Men en skarpt bevæbnet skraldesatellit viser vejen mod et renere univers.



Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky.



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