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Three teams independently show dipolar quantum gasses support state of supersolid properties

Three teams of researchers working independently of one another have shown that certain dipolar quantum gases are able to support a state of supersolid properties. A team led by Giovanni Modugno of the University of Florence has published their findings in Physical Review Letters. The second team, led by Tilman Pfau of the University of Stuttgart, has published their findings in Physical Review X,

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A how-to guide for climate-proof cities

Roughly 400 miles separate Memphis and New Orleans. Interstate 55 connects the two cities, snaking south parallel to the Mississippi River. The drive is dull. There are few cars. The trees are endless.

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People under 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face excess risk of cardiovascular disease, death

People under age 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than people of a similar age who do not have type 2 diabetes. The excess cardiovascular risks were more pronounced in younger women with type 2 diabetes and excess risk significantly decreased in those who develop diabetes much later in life.

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Researchers 3D print metamaterials with novel optical properties

A team of engineers has developed a series of 3D printed metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties that go beyond what is possible using conventional optical or electronic materials. The fabrication methods developed by the researchers demonstrate the potential, both present and future, of 3D printing to expand the range of geometric designs and material composites that lead to dev

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The Genteel, Supernatural Smut of A Discovery of Witches

You will probably enjoy A Discovery of Witches if you enjoyed, for instance, Outlander . Or Fifty Shades of Grey . Or the Harry Potter franchise. Or Romeo and Juliet. Or old episodes of Inspector Morse on PBS. Or Underworld . Or that enchanting imported show on the network no one can ever find in which Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys travel the world being handsome and drinking wine. There is, to

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Scientists predict sun's activity will be weak during next solar cycle

Scientists charged with predicting the sun's activity for the next 11-year solar cycle say that it's likely to be weak, much like the current one. The current solar cycle, Cycle 24, is declining and predicted to reach solar minimum—the period when the sun is least active—late in 2019 or 2020.

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NZealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperate

New Zealand's privacy regulator on Monday accused Facebook of failing to cooperate on tackling livestreaming in the wake of the Christchurch mosques massacre, saying founder Mark Zuckerberg was "disingenuous" about its systems.

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New Zealand official calls Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

New Zealand's official privacy watchdog on Monday described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings.

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Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of humankind's major long-term health challenges. Now research into helping humans live on Mars could help address this looming problem.

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New study explains why drinking alcohol causes the munchies

New research in mice suggests that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat 'junk food' cravings go hand in hand. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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EU unveils ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence

The European Union presented ethics guidelines Monday as it seeks to promote its own artificial intelligence sector, which has fallen behind developments in China and the United States.

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London rolls out strict vehicle emission charges

London motorists driving older, more polluting vehicles must pay a new charge from Monday as part of one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions programmes.

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Spektakulær bestikkelsessag kan sende Novartis i retten i USA

Dyre Michelin-besøg og aflønning for ikke-eksisterende konferencer er nogle af de bestikkelsesmidler, som medicinalvirksomheden Novartis i USA ifølge anklageskriftet har brugt til at få læger til at udskrive flere Novartis-lægemidler bl.a. blodtryksmedicin.

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A robot revolution is well underway, driven by core technologies | ZDNet

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Artificial intelligence explained on Kara Swisher Recode Decode podcast

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Researchers find a way to use CRISPR Cas-9 on reptiles

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia has found a way to use the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool on reptiles. In their paper uploaded to the bioRxiv preprint server, the group describes the technique they developed and how well it worked on test lizards.

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Researchers find a way to use CRISPR Cas-9 on reptiles

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia has found a way to use the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool on reptiles. In their paper uploaded to the bioRxiv preprint server, the group describes the technique they developed and how well it worked on test lizards.

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Music streaming has a far worse carbon footprint than the heyday of records and CDs – new findings

It is easy to get nostalgic for the era when most music lovers bought LPs. They would save their pennies for a Saturday trip to the local record store, before heading home clutching their glorious new vinyl in a plastic bag to drop the needle on the turntable and listen on repeat. This anachronistic ritual will be resurrected on International Record Store Day on Saturday April 13, as consumers que

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Music for space

Music has long been known to affect people's mood. A certain tune can lift you up or bring you to tears, make you focus, relax or even run faster. Now a study is investigating how the power of music may improve human performance in one of the most stressful and alien environments we know – space.

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Geoengineering experiments to protect the Great Barrier Reef highlight the need for Australian law to catch up, research

Geoengineering experiments to protect the Great Barrier Reef highlight the need for Australian law to catch up, researchers say

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More sleep may help teens with ADHD focus and organize

Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. The findings — the first of their kind in young people with ADHD — will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change

A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic.

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All microbes and fungi on the International Space Station catalogued

A comprehensive catalogue of the bacteria and fungi found on surfaces inside the International Space Station (ISS) is being presented in a study published in the open-access journal Microbiome.

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Immune cells key to predicting cancer outcomes, research suggests

Scientists have identified key changes in immune cells within cancerous tumors that could help improve the development of treatments.

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The Hellephant engine will cram 1,000 horsepower into your car—if you can fit it

Cars Mopar’s crammed lots of power into this crate beast. This supercharged engine is ready for drag racing.

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New model explains origins of empathy

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the Santa Fe Institute have developed a new model to explain the evolutionary origins of empathy and other related phenomena, such as emotional contagion and contagious yawning. The model suggests that the origin of a broad range of empathetic responses lies in cognitive simulation. It shifts the theoretical focus from a top-down approach that begins wit

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How to convert wheat straw waste into green chemicals

The development of new bio-refining technologies based on agricultural waste is seen as key to reducing Europe's dependency on fossil-based products. According to a White Paper by the International Council on Clean Transportation, about 144 million tonnes of wheat residues accumulate each year in the EU. Supported by the EU-funded OPTISOCHEM project, researchers have made significant progress in t

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Successful test of the MONSTER spectrometer provided new nuclear structure information

In a landmark experiment at the Accelerator Laboratory of the Department of Physics (JYFL-ACCLAB) at University of Jyväskylä, a beam of the short-lived nuclide 85As was produced through nuclear fission. The research group was successful in testing the modular neutron spectrometer (MONSTER) at JYFL-ACCLAB, a new detector array built by an international collaboration with groups from CIEMAT (Spain),

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New model explains origins of empathy

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the Santa Fe Institute have developed a new model to explain the evolutionary origins of empathy and other related phenomena, such as emotional contagion and contagious yawning. The model suggests that the origin of a broad range of empathetic responses lies in cognitive simulation. It shifts the theoretical focus from a top-down approach that begins wit

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Researchers 3-D print metamaterials with novel optical properties

A team of engineers at Tufts University has developed a series of 3-D printed metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties that go beyond what is possible using conventional optical or electronic materials. The fabrication methods developed by the researchers demonstrate the potential, both present and future, of 3-D printing to expand the range of geometric designs and material compo

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A new language doesn't hamper kids learning. Other things do

South Africa is a linguistically and culturally diverse country. There are 11 official languages and several other minority languages. But English continues to be preferred as the language of learning and teaching.

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Maryland governor vetoes bill to permanently protect oyster sanctuaries from harvest

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill Thursday night that would permanently bar oyster harvesting in five waterways targeted for restoration of the distressed species.

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Squid, spacedust and sonic boom — March’s best science images

Squid, spacedust and sonic boom — March’s best science images Squid, spacedust and sonic boom — March’s best science images, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01131-8 The month’s sharpest science shots — selected by Nature’s photo team.

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Radiation and plants: From soil remediation to interplanetary flights

Currently, the study of the effects of ionizing radiation is of great relevance in the field of agriculture development, the study of zones with elevated natural and man-made background radiation, and space biology studies.

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Radiation and plants: From soil remediation to interplanetary flights

Currently, the study of the effects of ionizing radiation is of great relevance in the field of agriculture development, the study of zones with elevated natural and man-made background radiation, and space biology studies.

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Here’s What a Solar Eclipse Looks Like on Mars

NASA has released a set of photos from Curiosity, showing what solar eclipses look like on Mars. The post Here’s What a Solar Eclipse Looks Like on Mars appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Re-creating Facebook on Instagram

By the time many college freshmen arrive on campus this fall, they’ll have already met their roommate, their core friends, and many of their classmates on Instagram. They’re connecting through class accounts, Instagram pages set up by one or several incoming members of a college’s freshman class to help everyone meet before the school year officially starts. These accounts have names such as @pen

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More Research into Bullshit

Often times when I state that I do not accept a claim at face value, I am challenged with the question – “Well, do you think they are lying?” The question results from a false dichotomy – that someone is either telling the truth or consciously lying. It misses a phenomenon that is perhaps vastly more large than conscious lying – bullshit. Lying is when you say something that you know to be false.

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De første billeder af sorte huller vil både give svar og stille nye spørgsmål

PLUS. Onsdag offentliggøres de længe ventede billeder af det sorte hul i Mælkevejen og dets makker i galaksen M87. Einsteins generelle relativitetsteori får sin ultimative test.

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What the data say about discrimination and tolerance in New Zealand

Following the Christchurch mosque shootings, there has been considerable discussion of intolerance and experiences of discrimination in New Zealand.

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Why Alberta would be foolish to abandon carbon policy

Alberta's New Democratic Party government has had an aggressive carbon policy that's been central to its term in office. The carbon policy was meant to be a bookend to getting a pipeline built to tidewater so Alberta oil could reach international markets.

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Light-up probes can say when fruit is ripe

New fluorescent probes detect ethylene gas and would be useful for fruit harvesting and storage. Ethylene is a gaseous plant hormone which regulates a wide range of biological processes in plants. It is associated with the ripening processes in a number of fruits, such as apples and pears. Better understanding of the effects of ethylene concentration on the ripening process can lead to improved m

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Bang & Olufsen brings Harmony to sound and vision

It's Milan Design Week, and Bang & Olufsen is clearly aiming to give show-goers a memorable one with the unveiling of the Beovision Harmony today. When the system is playing music, a …

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Microsoft confirms you really, really don’t need to ‘safely remove’ USB flash drives anymore

You know how every tech expert in your life told you how crucially important it was to safely eject a flash drive before ripping it out of your PC? Have you been that tech expert …

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Why the future of French is African

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Mixing science with tradition among Burkina Faso's migratory herders

In the Sahel drylands of West Africa, migratory cattle herding is still a major way of life. For centuries, the region's indigenous Fulani communities have followed informal seasonal migratory routes between arid zones, river valleys and wetlands to keep herds fattened on fresh pasture. In Burkina Faso, livestock are an important part of the economy, and migratory herding is a more resilient means

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Mercury pollution from decades past may have been re-released by Tasmania's bushfires

Tasmania's bushfires may have resulted in the release of significant amounts of mercury from burnt trees into the atmosphere. Our research shows that industrial mercury pollution from decades past has been locked up in west Tasmanian trees.

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Rainforest conservation in Peru must become more effective

A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn shows that its effect is small. But the researchers also have good news: Three measures could probably significantly increase effectiveness. The study is now published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

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Tackling the Burden and Shame of Hearing Loss

According to the World Health Organization, 900 million people are expected to have disabling hearing loss by the year 2050. A growing of drugmakers and technology companies are angling to tackle the problem — with some offering advanced devices to track wearers' health and social engagement.

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Dogged researchers show that dingoes keep feral cats in check

Dingoes play a key role in the conservation of Australian outback ecosystems by suppressing feral cat populations, a UNSW Sydney study has found.

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Team uncovers the power of dynamically rewiring swarm robotic systems

Our world is filled with hopelessly complicated systems for transportation, finance, biological life, and others. These so-called complex systems, natural or man-made, are systems that are intrinsically challenging to predict due to emergent collective dynamics influenced by external environmental factors.

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Dogged researchers show that dingoes keep feral cats in check

Dingoes play a key role in the conservation of Australian outback ecosystems by suppressing feral cat populations, a UNSW Sydney study has found.

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A picture worth a thousand words—examining the research on selfie marketing

The rapid evolution of social media platforms has left their uses, and users, in a constant state of transition. In many research fields, analyzing data involving social media can be a daunting task—it is difficult to measure aspects of the internet when they change so quickly.

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Humans are not off the hook for extinctions of large herbivores – then or now

What triggered the decline and eventual extinction of many megaherbivores, the giant plant-eating mammals that roamed the Earth millions of years ago, has long been a mystery. These animals, which weighed 1,000kg or more and included the ancient relatives of modern elephants, rhinos, hippos and giraffes, reached a peak of diversity in Africa some 4.5m years ago during the Pliocene epoch (between 5

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Pinterest sets IPO to raise up to $1.5 billion

Pinterest said Monday it would raise up to $1.5 billion in its stock offering, setting a price range that trims the value of the online visual discovery startup.

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Anti aliasing, friend or foe?

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Mayfly invasion, ripples in the sky and a jumping squid: Nature’s photo competition

Mayfly invasion, ripples in the sky and a jumping squid: Nature ’s photo competition Mayfly invasion, ripples in the sky and a jumping squid: Nature ’s photo competition, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01104-x This year’s #ScientistAtWork contest attracted diverse entries from around the world.

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How to Keep Scientific Innovation Alive

Thinking outside the box is as important for science as it is for a business start-up — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Disturbing Walrus Scene in Our Planet

In the autumn of 2017, about 250 walruses in Russia, having climbed up to rocky slopes overlooking a beach, just walked over the edge. Usually, gravity is no enemy of the walrus. When these animals encounter hard surfaces, they rise up to meet them, hauling their two-ton bulks onto floating pieces of ice. When they fall, they flop off those low platforms into the accommodating water. So you might

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'That Can't Be Real!' Deep-Sea Explorers Find Trippy, Rainbow-Colored Wonderland

A hydrothermal vent site in the Gulf of California is like nothing seen before.

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In Photos: Sea Life Thrives at Otherworldly Hydrothermal Vent System

Hot hydrothermal fluids shimmer in otherworldly silver at an astounding new vent site discovered in the Gulf of California.

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Why two wheels are better than four in India’s electric vehicle push

EVs represent a tiny share of the nation’s auto market, but efforts to electrify scooters and rickshaws may begin to change that.

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A Fight Over Specialized Chips Threatens an Ethereum Split

The Ethereum community is divided over whether some chips are too powerful, pricing out small miners. The dispute also reflects heightened US-China tensions.

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How to Keep Scientific Innovation Alive

Thinking outside the box is as important for science as it is for a business start-up — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Mathematicians may have found the fastest way to multiply huge numbers

A new theoretical method for multiplying enormous figures appears to achieve a speed first predicted decades ago.

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This Single Mission Could Solve 2 of the Biggest Mysteries of the Universe

Here's how the biggest thing in the universe could reveal secrets of the smallest things.

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Gravitational Observatories Hunt for Lumpy Neutron Stars

New data reinforces the notion that these exotic stellar corpses are among the universe’s most perfect spheres — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Gravitational Observatories Hunt for Lumpy Neutron Stars

New data reinforces the notion that these exotic stellar corpses are among the universe’s most perfect spheres — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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First ever picture of a black hole may be revealed this week

The Event Horizon Telescope aims to capture an image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way – and its first results will be released on 10 April

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UK wants to curb fake news and cyberbullying with new internet laws

The UK government plans to make social media firms legally take responsibility for their users and safety, as well as the content that appears on their services

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‘Australia’s Easter bunnies’ provide shelter to wildlife in need

‘Australia’s Easter bunnies’ provide shelter to wildlife in need ‘Australia’s Easter bunnies’ provide shelter to wildlife in need, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01072-2 The burrows made by the rabbit-eared bilby serve as ‘outback oases’ for birds, reptiles and more.

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IDA-formand: »Jeg tør godt stå på mål for det, jeg har leveret de seneste tre år«

Thomas Damkjær Petersen er klar til tre år mere som frontfigur i IDA. Bred enighed om vision og strategi, medlemsvækst og øget landspolitisk indflydelse taler for at genvælge ham, mener han selv.

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British engineers complete milestone test of their new high-speed 'spaceplane'

Reaction Engines, which is based in Oxfordshire, has tested their new pre-cooler' technology – which allows aircraft to travel faster than ever with a Sabre engine designed to take planes into …

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Thirst — and the prospect of a drink — fires up the brain

Thirst — and the prospect of a drink — fires up the brain Thirst — and the prospect of a drink — fires up the brain, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01084-y Activity radiates through a multitude of brain regions in parched mice presented with cues for water availability.

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Article claiming acupuncture on parents would treat their kids through quantum entanglement has been retracted

Last year a Beijing doctor said he was “speechless” after reading a study. The study in question, published in Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion in 2017, was titled “Discussion on quantum entanglement theory and acupuncture.” Dr. Zeng, the Beijing doctor, was among a number of critics quoted in September 2018 by What’s On Weibo, which reports … Continue reading Article claiming acupuncture on pare

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Transparent trä har blivit intelligent

I sökandet efter ett mer hållbart samhälle som kan leva upp till FN:s klimatmål är genomskinligt trä intressant. Om byggindustrin har tillgång till ett material hållfast nog för att användas i huskonstruktioner och som samtidigt kan reglera husets värme kan energikonsumtionen minskas. Det är precis det som forskare vid KTH:s forskningscentrum Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) utvecklat. Ett g

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Is America Undergoing a Political Realignment?

Realignment—a decisive shift in the balance of power between political parties, creating new coalitions and leaving one party and one ideology with lasting dominance—occurs far more often in the minds of partisans than in reality. Karl Rove believed that the reelection of George W. Bush in 2004 would enshrine a permanent Republican majority. Within a couple of years the president and his party we

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Conspiracy Without the Theory

When swirling charges of rigged elections, witch hunts, and a coup plotted by the “deep state” are referred to as “conspiracy theory,” this is not just a misnomer but a misunderstanding, one with consequences. Conspiracy and theory have been decoupled; we face the distinctively malignant phenomenon of conspiracy without the theory. Like all conspiracism, it rests on the certainty that things are

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Fotos: Drone-lufthavnen i Rwanda

Dronerne skydes af sted med 100 km/t, kaster blodforsyningerne gennem en 'bombelemme' og fanges af en wire i luften, når de vender tilbage til lufthavnen. Samme princip som bruges på et hangarskib. Se billederne herunder.

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Android Q Will Be Adding Support For 3D Touch-Like Gesture

When Apple first launched 3D Touch, it was rumored that Android handset makers could be looking to follow suit with 3D Touch like features of their own. However, it seems that 3D Touch never …

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Bloddroner redder liv i Rwanda

PLUS. I denne måned for 25 år siden flød blodet i Rwandas gader. Verdenshistoriens hurtigste folkedrab var en realitet. I dag flyder blodet ikke længere – det flyver med 100 kilometer i timen i droner for at redde liv på fjerntliggende hospitaler.

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Facebook-grupper er markedsplads for stjålne kreditkortoplysninger og hackede e-mail-konti

Over 385.000 Facebookbrugere har fordelt på 74 facebook grupper kunnet finde har kunnet købe hackede e-mail-konti, falsk id, kreditkortdata og bestille spamming og phishing angreb.

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It’s time to change our approach to 'psychosomatic' illness

Doctors have started making sense of a group of mystery conditions where people experience symptoms, but medical tests suggest nothing is physically wrong

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Metoderna som gör svetsrobotar effektivare

Automatiserad produktion är en viktig del i det stora teknikskifte som industrin står inför. – När man ersätter människors svetskunnande med svetsrobotar gäller det att skapa metoder som gör att roboten automatiskt kan mäta och anpassa svetsningen till variationer som finns i materialet. Min forskning handlar om att utveckla metoder som ger full kontroll över laserstrålens arbete i olika slags me

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Air pollution causes chronic health problems – will London's new charge on drivers help?

A new ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) is being introduced in London, to reduce harmful emissions from traffic and improve air quality. Those who drive polluting vehicles into the city centre …

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Are you with me? New model explains origins of empathy

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the Santa Fe Institute have developed a new model to explain the evolutionary origins of empathy and other related phenomena, such as emotional contagion and contagious yawning. The model suggests that the origin of a broad range of empathetic responses lies in cognitive simulation.

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Researchers 3D print metamaterials with novel optical properties

A team of engineers has developed a series of 3D printed metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties that go beyond what is possible using conventional optical or electronic materials. The fabrication methods developed by the researchers demonstrate the potential, both present and future, of 3D printing to expand the range of geometric designs and material composites that lead to dev

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When the extreme becomes the norm for Arctic animals

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme winter rain events in the Arctic. These kinds of winter storms on Norway's Svalbard archipelago can cause a thick cap of ice to cover the forage that reindeer eat. You'd think that more frequent rain-on-snow events would spell the end for these arctic animals — but you'd be wrong.

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People under 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face excess risk of cardiovascular disease, death

People under age 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than people of a similar age who do not have type 2 diabetes.The excess cardiovascular risks were more pronounced in younger women with type 2 diabetes and excess risk significantly decreased in those who develop diabetes much later in life.

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Effects of chlorine dioxide on the germination, oxidative metabolism and growth of barley seedlings (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Effects of chlorine dioxide on the germination, oxidative metabolism and growth of barley seedlings ( Hordeum vulgare L.) Effects of chlorine dioxide on the germination, oxidative metabolism and growth of barley seedlings ( Hordeum vulgare L.), Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42295-7 Effects of chlorine dioxide on the germination, oxidative metabolism and growth of barley

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Improving the stability of the TetR/Pip-OFF mycobacterial repressible promoter system

Improving the stability of the TetR/Pip-OFF mycobacterial repressible promoter system Improving the stability of the TetR/Pip-OFF mycobacterial repressible promoter system, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42319-2 Improving the stability of the TetR/Pip-OFF mycobacterial repressible promoter system

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The complexity of understanding others as the evolutionary origin of empathy and emotional contagion

The complexity of understanding others as the evolutionary origin of empathy and emotional contagion The complexity of understanding others as the evolutionary origin of empathy and emotional contagion, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41835-5 The complexity of understanding others as the evolutionary origin of empathy and emotional contagion

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Significance of the Tks4 scaffold protein in bone tissue homeostasis

Significance of the Tks4 scaffold protein in bone tissue homeostasis Significance of the Tks4 scaffold protein in bone tissue homeostasis , Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42250-6 Significance of the Tks4 scaffold protein in bone tissue homeostasis

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Moderate exercise improves function and increases adiponectin in the mdx mouse model of muscular dystrophy

Moderate exercise improves function and increases adiponectin in the mdx mouse model of muscular dystrophy Moderate exercise improves function and increases adiponectin in the mdx mouse model of muscular dystrophy, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42203-z Moderate exercise improves function and increases adiponectin in the mdx mouse model of muscular dystrophy

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Comparative transcriptome profiling of low light tolerant and sensitive rice varieties induced by low light stress at active tillering stage

Comparative transcriptome profiling of low light tolerant and sensitive rice varieties induced by low light stress at active tillering stage Comparative transcriptome profiling of low light tolerant and sensitive rice varieties induced by low light stress at active tillering stage, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42170-5 Comparative transcriptome profiling of low light tol

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A marker of glutathione S-transferase-mediated resistance to insecticides is associated with higher Plasmodium infection in the African malaria vector Anopheles funestus

A marker of glutathione S-transferase-mediated resistance to insecticides is associated with higher Plasmodium infection in the African malaria vector Anopheles funestus A marker of glutathione S-transferase-mediated resistance to insecticides is associated with higher Plasmodium infection in the African malaria vector Anopheles funestus , Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-4

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Engineering preferentially-aligned nitrogen-vacancy centre ensembles in CVD grown diamond

Engineering preferentially-aligned nitrogen-vacancy centre ensembles in CVD grown diamond Engineering preferentially-aligned nitrogen-vacancy centre ensembles in CVD grown diamond, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42314-7 Engineering preferentially-aligned nitrogen-vacancy centre ensembles in CVD grown diamond

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Har GPS-fejl reddet 300 militante pakistanere fra indiske missiler?

Satellitbilleder rejser tvivl om, om indiske soldater har kodet deres GPS-styrede missiler til en forkert højde.

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The return of cancer’s magic bullet

The return of cancer’s magic bullet The return of cancer’s magic bullet, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01100-1 Tumour immunology has travelled a long and bumpy road. Gerard Evan examines an uneven treatment of it.

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Curating the cosmos: a lens on nature

Curating the cosmos: a lens on nature Curating the cosmos: a lens on nature, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00944-x Amelia Hennighausen extols a tome on how ever-evolving photography has captured the glory of scientific phenomena.

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Surface melt driven summer diurnal and winter multi-day stick-slip motion and till sedimentology

Surface melt driven summer diurnal and winter multi-day stick-slip motion and till sedimentology Surface melt driven summer diurnal and winter multi-day stick-slip motion and till sedimentology, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09547-6 Glacier meltwater can penetrate the glacier bed and act as a lubricant, accelerating retreat. Here, the authors use the unique Glacsweb wire

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Directed self-assembly of herbal small molecules into sustained release hydrogels for treating neural inflammation

Directed self-assembly of herbal small molecules into sustained release hydrogels for treating neural inflammation Directed self-assembly of herbal small molecules into sustained release hydrogels for treating neural inflammation, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09601-3 There is interest in the development of drug-based hydrogels for responsive sustained drug release. Here

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Investigating underlying mechanism in spectral narrowing phenomenon induced by microcavity in organic light emitting diodes

Investigating underlying mechanism in spectral narrowing phenomenon induced by microcavity in organic light emitting diodes Investigating underlying mechanism in spectral narrowing phenomenon induced by microcavity in organic light emitting diodes, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09585-0 Realizing electrically-pumped lasing actions in microcavity organic light-emitting dio

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Nucleobase pairing and photodimerization in a biologically derived metal-organic framework nanoreactor

Nucleobase pairing and photodimerization in a biologically derived metal-organic framework nanoreactor Nucleobase pairing and photodimerization in a biologically derived metal-organic framework nanoreactor, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09486-2 Metal-organic frameworks have shown promise as nanoreactors, facilitating the synthesis of molecules that are otherwise difficul

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Coordinated host-pathogen transcriptional dynamics revealed using sorted subpopulations and single macrophages infected with Candida albicans

Coordinated host-pathogen transcriptional dynamics revealed using sorted subpopulations and single macrophages infected with Candida albicans Coordinated host-pathogen transcriptional dynamics revealed using sorted subpopulations and single macrophages infected with Candida albicans , Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09599-8 The outcomes of the interactions between individu

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TMCO1-mediated Ca2+ leak underlies osteoblast functions via CaMKII signaling

TMCO1-mediated Ca 2+ leak underlies osteoblast functions via CaMKII signaling TMCO1-mediated Ca 2+ leak underlies osteoblast functions via CaMKII signaling, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09653-5 TMCO1 is a recently described endoplasmic reticular Ca2+ channel. Here, the authors show it is important for osteoblast function and bone formation in mice, and identify a novel

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Bad-metal relaxation dynamics in a Fermi lattice gas

Bad-metal relaxation dynamics in a Fermi lattice gas Bad-metal relaxation dynamics in a Fermi lattice gas, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09526-x The origin of bad-metal resistivity is a long-standing problem for condensed matter physics. Here the authors show anomalous resistivity, transport lifetime, and relaxation dynamics consistent with bad-metal behavior over a wide

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Boosting the efficiency of organic persistent room-temperature phosphorescence by intramolecular triplet-triplet energy transfer

Boosting the efficiency of organic persistent room-temperature phosphorescence by intramolecular triplet-triplet energy transfer Boosting the efficiency of organic persistent room-temperature phosphorescence by intramolecular triplet-triplet energy transfer, Published online: 08 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09561-8 The potential of organic materials with persistent room-temperature phosphor

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DNA copying machine a master of resource recycling

Researchers at the University of Wollongong's (UOW) Molecular Horizons initiative have shed new light on how an important but not well understood protein goes about its vital role of reducing errors and mutations in DNA replication.

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DNA copying machine a master of resource recycling

Researchers at the University of Wollongong's (UOW) Molecular Horizons initiative have shed new light on how an important but not well understood protein goes about its vital role of reducing errors and mutations in DNA replication.

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Starwatch: follow the moon to find the Beehive

The Beehive star cluster, in Cancer, can be seen with the unaided eye, but you will need a place marker to find it On 13 April, the moon sits squarely in Cancer, the Crab . The moon will be at first quarter, growing towards full and will be right next to the star cluster known as the Beehive. Cancer itself is one of the fainter zodiacal constellations. From a dark site, the Beehive cluster can be

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'I fought for a statue of my hero Mary Anning'

Evie, 11, has been campaigning to have a statue of one of her heroes – 19th-Century palaeontologist Mary Anning – erected in Lyme Regis. Find out more about her mission.

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Hos dykarskalbaggar bromsar hanarna evolutionen

Upptäckten överraskar forskarna från Lunds universitet, Arizona State University och Köpenhamns universitet, som har studerat dykarskalbaggen (Graphoderus zonatus) i Sverige. – Konflikter mellan könen är en faktor som brukar lyftas fram när evolutionen går snabbt och nya arter bildas. Vår studie visar att könskonflikter även kan leda till motsatsen, det vill säga att evolutionstakten bromsas, säg

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Immune cells key to predicting cancer outcomes, research suggests

Scientists have identified key changes in immune cells within cancerous tumors that could help improve the development of treatments.

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London opstiller intelligente ladestandere til elbiler

PLUS. Britisk opstartsvirksomhed introducerer ladestandere med indbygget wifi, IoT-funktionaliteter og sensorer.

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Team in Florida captures huge python using tracking devices

Researchers in Florida using a new approach to combating a destructive invasion by enormous pythons have captured one of the biggest ever, a 17-foot-long (5.2 meters) specimen large enough to …

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SoftBank-backed Grab seeks another $2 billion funding in expansion drive

Grab is looking to raise another $2 billion this year to ramp up expansion, its CEO Anthony Tan told Reuters, just weeks after announcing over $4.5 billion of funding in what has become Southeast …

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”Vardag i balans” – ger bättre livskvalitet vid psykisk sjukdom

Att möta likasinnade, få höra till och odla sin självmedkänsla. Det är de tre viktigaste ingredienserna i den arbetsterapeutiska metoden Vardag i balans (VIB) som syftar till att öka balans i vardagen och livskvalitet för personer med psykisk sjukdom – genom meningsfulla aktiviteter.

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Team in Florida captures huge python using tracking devices

Researchers in Florida using a new approach to combating a destructive invasion by enormous pythons have captured one of the biggest ever, a 17-foot-long (5.2 meters) specimen large enough to eat a deer, they said.

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UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

The British government said on Monday it will explore making social media executives personally liable for harmful content published on their platforms, in a raft of new online safety proposals.

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Team in Florida captures huge python using tracking devices

Researchers in Florida using a new approach to combating a destructive invasion by enormous pythons have captured one of the biggest ever, a 17-foot-long (5.2 meters) specimen large enough to eat a deer, they said.

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Against the tide: Thai 'floating temple' defies coastal erosion

As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbours fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the country's fast-eroding coastlines.

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Thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus opened on live TV

A sarcophagus containing an Egyptian high priest was opened on live TV Sunday during a special two-hour broadcast by the American channel Discovery.

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The Pivotal Management Challenge of the AI Era

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Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change

A new paper shows that air temperature is the "smoking gun" behind climate change in the Arctic, according to John Walsh, chief scientist for the UAF International Arctic Research Center.

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A Review of Under Our Skin, A Cult Classic

Under Our Skin is a propaganda film attempting to sell viewers dangerous treatments for 'chronic Lyme disease', a rejected diagnosis not recognized by any legitimate medical organization.

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Two rival AI approaches combine to let machines learn about the world like a child

Together, deep learning and symbolic reasoning create a program that learns in a remarkably humanlike way.

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NASA researchers catalogue all microbes and fungi on the International Space Station

A comprehensive catalogue of the bacteria and fungi found on surfaces inside the International Space Station (ISS) is being presented in a study published in the open access journal Microbiome. Knowledge of the composition of the microbial and fungal communities on the ISS can be used to develop safety measures for NASA for long-term space travel or living in space.

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Spying on cells eating habits could aid cancer diagnosis

Scientists have developed a new imaging technology to visualise what cells eat, which could aid the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

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Can you solve it? 24 hour puzzle people

Logic problems to keep you up all night UPDATE: Click here for the solutions The little-known sport of extreme puzzling held its premier tournament this weekend in Hungary. The annual 24 Hour Puzzle Championship is a physical and intellectual endurance event in which contestants from around the world solve puzzles non-stop from 10am on Saturday to 10am on Sunday. “I have no idea why puzzlers from

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Drab, drabsforsøg og voldtægt: Region top-sikrer database med mentalerklæringer

Mentalerklæringer udfærdiges i forbindelse med retssager og indeholder ekstremt følsomme oplysninger, der aldrig må slettes. Sådan skabte Region Midtjylland en database, der opfylder kravene til datasikkerhed.

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Narendra Modi’s Election Challenge: Create Jobs. Lots of Them.

Aashique Ahmed Iqbal had no reason to think he wouldn’t find a job. Although from a modest background, he’d studied at one of India’s top schools, attended one of its best universities, and completed a doctorate in history at Oxford University after being awarded a highly competitive scholarship. When he returned to India, in 2017, he was optimistic that he could find work as an academic. Over th

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Hacker-grupper sælger fortrolige oplysninger på Facebook

Personlige kortoplysninger sælges. Det er umuligt at styre, siger ekspert.

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Ecobee's first home security camera might include Alexa

Ecobee's smart home lineup still revolves almost exclusively around its thermostats. It might branch out in the near future, though. Zatz Not Funny has obtained an image of what …

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Novel tool gauges rural, older adults' knowledge of Alzheimer's

Nursing researchers have developed a novel tool called the "Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease," to measure and assess Alzheimer's knowledge in rural and underserved communities, in a way that matches their socioeconomic, educational and cultural needs. They put the survey to a test at senior centers in the Florida Glades and Appalachian Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and North Carolina.

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You're probably not allergic to vaccines

Five facts about allergies to vaccines, pulled together by two McMaster University physicians.

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Pediatric telemedicine visits may increase antibiotic overprescribing

Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits than during in-person primary care appointments or urgent care visits, according to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh research reported today in Pediatrics.

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Increasing numbers of adults with lower education are dying from liver cancer

A new study published in CANCER reveals that rising rates of liver cancer deaths in the United States have largely been confined to individuals who have received less education, especially among men.

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New computer-aided model may help predict sepsis

Can a computer-aided model predict life-threatening sepsis? A model developed in the UK that uses routinely collected data to identify early symptoms of sepsis, published in CMAJ, shows promise.

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Too much of a good thing? High doses of vitamin D can lead to kidney failure

A case study in CMAJ highlights the dangers of taking too much vitamin D.

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The rise of the killer robots – and the two women fighting back

Jody Williams and Mary Wareham were leading lights in the campaign to ban landmines. Now they have autonomous weapons in their sights It sounds like something from the outer reaches of science fiction: battlefield robots waging constant war, algorithms that determine who to kill, face-recognition fighting machines that can ID a target and take it out before you have time to say “Geneva convention

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UK to keep social networks in check with internet safety regulator

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Skulle trække med 70 kg: Havarirapport afslører piloters kamp mod ulykkesfly

Det var ikke muligt for Ethiopian Airlines-piloterne at undgå styrt, selv om de fulgte Boeings anvisninger til hvordan MCAS-systemet slås fra. Ifølge ekspert viser havari-rapporten, at det blandt andet krævede stor fysisk styrke at rette flyet op igen.

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It’s time for workers to worry about AI

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UK's National Grid operator gets ready for 100% renewables by 2025

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Augean Robotics grows seed funding for agricultural robots

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Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change

A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic.

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Lazareth's transforming flying motorcycle can hover | What the Future

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Rhino Poacher Reportedly Killed by Elephant, Then Eaten by Lions in South Africa

Only a pair of pants and a human skull were left after a suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and then eaten by a pack of lions in Kruger National Park, […] The post Rhino …

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ULEZ: New pollution charge begins in London

Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will have to pay a fee to enter the centre of the city.

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Japan Just Bombed an Asteroid in Our Solar System, For Science

Now they're waiting for the dust to settle.

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In Japan, virginity is on the up and up

Research shows more and more people are declining, or being excluded from, sex. Andrew Masterson reports.

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Kamala Harris Takes Her Shot

So here’s the plan : Kamala is going to walk up to Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ from the left. At 12:50 p.m., Rodney Scott will greet her. She’ll enter through the side door and order at the second register, from the woman in the red shirt. Kamala, Scott, and Maya Harris—that’s Kamala’s sister and campaign chair—will sit and eat. Kamala will then exit through the front door and walk around back t

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NASA says the International Space Station is covered in bacteria

NASA has catalogued all the bacteria and fungi on the ISS to help better prepare for future missions to Mars

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ULEZ: How does London's new emissions zone compare?

New restrictions on drivers come into force in central London today, so how do these compare with the rest of the world?

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NASA researchers catalogue all microbes and fungi on the International Space Station

A comprehensive catalogue of the bacteria and fungi found on surfaces inside the International Space Station (ISS) is being presented in a study published in the open-access journal Microbiome.

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First national estimates of virginity in Japan: 1 in 10 adults in their 30s remains a virgin

Japan has an increasing percentage of young adults with no history of heterosexual vaginal intercourse. Public health experts at the University of Tokyo completed the most detailed analysis of national fertility survey data to date to understand trends in sexual experience over the past three decades. Japanese adults are having their first heterosexual experiences later than their counterparts in

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Suspected Rhino Poacher in Africa Has Been Trampled by an Elephant And Eaten by Lions

"Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise."

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What is the future of pest control?

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Real or artificial? Tech titans declare AI ethics concerns

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The UK’s online laws could be the future of the internet—and that’s got people worried

While they’re a welcome warning to big tech, some fear that if the implementation is botched they could easily lead to censorship.

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UK's Sabre space plane engine tech in new milestone

UK engineers developing a novel propulsion system say their technology has reached a new performance level.

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Big Cities, Bright Lights And Up To 1 Billion Bird Collisions

When birds migrate, they can become attracted to and disoriented by artificial lights. The result: they end up colliding with skyscrapers and other buildings. (Image credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Money stress amps impact of fighting parents on kids

When parents can’t resolve their differences in a peaceful way, it can threaten children’s emotional security, research finds. This is especially true for low-income families dealing with stress and finances, according to the study. On the other hand, when parents listen or use humor to resolve conflicts, their children report fewer emotional and behavior problems. Not surprisingly, if fighting p

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[Serious] AI and Post-Scarcity – UBI and what will we do?

Hello there.So I'm here wondering about the Artificial Intelligence uprising and the post-scarcity economy. Well, most people point this as an utopia, but others like me can't help but feeling skeptical about it… First of all – there's the UBI – well, many people see it as the perfect and achievable solution for all of this, but is it? Before we head to UBI, let's seethe results of a study – 70

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Huawei's 'shoddy' work prompts talk of a Westminster ban

GCHQ suggests Huawei's 5G kit could be banned from Westminster and other sensitive areas.

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Spying on cells' eating habits could aid cancer diagnosis

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a new imaging technology to visualize what cells eat, which could aid the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

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Common virus linked to faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

A new study has found that cystic fibrosis patients who have a common virus may experience faster disease progression than patients who do not have the virus. Signs of faster cystic fibrosis disease progression included earlier times to lung transplant referral and reaching the final stages of the disease.

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London is cleaning up its dirty air, but will other cities follow?

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, introduced this week, is targeting drivers of diesel cars in an effort to protect people's health. If it succeeds, the rest of the UK could do the same

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Air pollution: what are the effects on humans?

Fine particles in the air have been linked to cancer, strokes, asthma, heart disease and possibly dementia.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace The Military?

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There’s a new ‘featherweight’ form of oxygen

Researchers have discovered and characterized a new form of oxygen dubbed “featherweight oxygen.” It’s the lightest-ever version of the familiar chemical element oxygen, with only three neutrons to its eight protons. Oxygen is one of the most abundant elements in the solar system, but oxygen-11 can be produced only in a laboratory. It decays immediately after its creation by emitting two protons,

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A.I. & Robotics – Who Will Help Us Navigate an Uncertain Future?

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1 gene makes C. diff especially toxic

Researchers have identified a central regulator of toxin production in the bacterium C. difficile . C. difficile is a major cause of persistent diarrhea, occurring most often after taking antibiotics, as well as the most common cause of healthcare-associated infections in the United States The laboratory of Shonna McBride, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Emory University, in

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Democracy will need socialism in an automated age

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Clarketech: Anti-Gravity

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Dinosaur skin impression goes on show at Tring museum

An exhibition in Hertfordshire displays items for the first time since the mid-19th Century.

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Tesla could outfit Model S and X with more efficient motors

Sources familiar with the matter tell Electrek that new motors destined for the vehicles, codenamed Raven, are permanent magnet reluctance motors similar to what the company developed for the …

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College Campus Tries Out Robot Delivery

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Robots, VR and 3D printers are served up at this high-tech library

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The Robots Are Here: At George Mason University, They Deliver Food To Students

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In the future, we desperately need push buttons on trash cans so we can notify people that they are full. It's no wonder people litter

we have those cool Amazon buttons, I think they are called dash buttons, where you can go into Amazon and just press a button and I will order something instantly like tide or bathroom tissue or anything like that. You can even order one of those buttons and put it on your fridge and just press it. We seriously need those kind of buttons for trash cans. Public, on private property, everywhere. I'

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Casimir Pulaski, Polish Hero of the Revolutionary War, Was Most Likely Intersex, Researchers Say

Disputed remains were the right height and age and showed injuries consistent with the general’s life. There was just one catch: “The skeleton looked very female.”

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The Galaxy S10's fingerprint reader was thwarted by a 3D printer

The fingerprint reader in the Samsung Galaxy S10 has caused a few issues already, such as incompatibility with some types of screen protectors. The in-display scanner uses ultrasound …

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Why is AI not yet recommending us awesome movies and music?

I see a future where I rate some songs and movies and based on that the AI learns what I like and starts suggesting stuff. I keep rating and the advice gets better and better. We could even do this for art or anything taste related. But especially with movies and music I expected to see this sooner. Spotify would become a trillion dollar company if it had a successful AI. submitted by /u/SingleTa

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Food additive may influence how well flu vaccines work

Scientists have linked a common food preservative to an altered immune response that possibly hinders flu vaccines.

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Blocking opioid receptors could reduce hormone-therapy-fueled increases in sugar intake

Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption. But according to new research, blocking the body's opioid receptors can reverse this effect.

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Device-guided breathing lowers heart rate, sympathetic activity in people with PTSD

Device-guided breathing may improve physiological symptoms in people with severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study.

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Exercise during pregnancy protects offspring from obesity

A new study found that offspring born to mice that exercised during pregnancy were less likely to gain weight after consuming a high-fat diet later in life. Although previous studies have shown that exercise by obese females benefits their offspring, this is the first research to demonstrate that the same is true when non-obese females exercise.

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New hope for preventing dangerous diabetes complication

People with diabetes who use insulin to control their blood sugar can experience a dangerous condition called hypoglycemia when blood sugar levels fall too low. New insights into a recently discovered protein called neuronostatin could lead to new ways to treat and prevent hypoglycemia, which is sometimes deadly for people with diabetes.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #14

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… Toon of the Week… John Cook in the News… SkS Spotlights… Coming Soon on SkS… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… How global warming is permanently reshaping the Great Barrier Reef Bleached corals turn a ghostly white color underwater. If they can't recover quickly enough, the bleached corals die and algae coats the

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Fresh guidance to fill 'information vacuum' on new cannabis products for medicinal use

A clinical review offers new advice to help patients and doctors.

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Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer's and other diseases

Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. They detected evidence of the bacteria in brain samples from people with Alzheimer's and used mice to show that the bacterium can find its way from the mouth to the brain.

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Experimental drug shows promise for opioid withdrawal symptoms

While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place, which can lead to relapse before treatment is completed. New research offers hope that a better solution may be on the horizon. Rapastinel, an experimental drug originally developed as an antide

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Sunscreen use could lead to better blood vessel health

A new study suggests that sunscreen protects the skin's blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may also provide protection to the skin's blood vessels from sun damage.

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Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense

The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. The study concludes that victims of heart attack and stroke who return to work are 25% less productive in their first year back.

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What the Finnish concept of sisu can offer the world

The first study dedicated to sisu looks at more than 1,000 responses on what the concept means — as well as whether it is inherently a good thing. One of the most prominent aspects apparent in the data: extraordinary perseverance, in other words, an individual's ability to surpass preconceived limitations, either mentally or physically, by accessing stored-up energy reserves.

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Geopuzzle: One of These Three Postulations is Right Out

Can you determine the least likely scenario? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How storytelling gives life meaning

"An experience of being alive" is what mythologist Joseph Campbell said humans strive for. Though we live in an age of distraction, short videos still tell big stories. That said, losing a connection to the environment to stare at a screen has disastrous consequences. None In the opening moments of an epic dialogue between Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell, Moyers mentions the means by which mythol

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Dutchman ends 'world's longest electric car trip' in Australia

A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometre (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.

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In the Automated Age, Democracy will need Socialism

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Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer's and other diseases

Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. They detected evidence of the bacteria in brain samples from people with Alzheimer's and used mice to show that the bacterium can find its way from the mouth to the brain.

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Tesla Enhanced Summon Upgrade Rolls Out In The U.S. Next Week

Tesla showed off its Enhanced Summon upgrade last year. The self-parking feature gets improved and becomes capable of driving around parking lots, finding empty spots, and reading parking …

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Remembering the Great Tomsoni

Johnny Thompson’s magical insights informed neuroscience — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Remembering the Great Tomsoni

Johnny Thompson’s magical insights informed neuroscience — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Google Assistant Starts Displaying Ads In Some Answers

Some of you may have already predicted that this would happen and now Google has confirmed that to be true. Google Assistant will show ads in some answers, they will be the same kind of ads …

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Rhino Poacher Killed by Elephant and Eaten by Lions, Officials Say

Officials at Kruger National Park in South Africa said only a skull and a pair of pants were recovered.

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Preeclampsia treatment for mothers also benefits offspring

An estimated six to 15 million people in the US are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. New research performed in rats reveals that treating preeclampsia with sildenafil citrate (Viagra) may help protect the cardiovascular health of the offspring.

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Letters: ‘Who Does Homework Work for?’

The Cult of Homework American teenagers now average about twice as much time spent on homework each day as their predecessors did in the 1990s. Whether the practice is beneficial for learning, Joe Pinsker wrote in March , is highly contested. “As many children, not to mention their parents and teachers, are drained by their daily workload, some schools and districts are rethinking how homework sh

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Saturday Night Live Brings Back a Folksy and Handsy Joe Biden

Joe Biden was never Saturday Night Live ’s most compelling character, but for years, he was part of the show’s satirical firmament. As performed by Jason Sudeikis, he was a garrulous, high-energy grandpa , a sharp contrast to Fred Armisen’s and Jay Pharoah’s sedate portrayals of President Barack Obama. Sudeikis traded on Biden’s public image as an animated, gaffe-prone throwback fond of folksy wo

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Why "worthless" humanities degrees may set you up for life

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Dolphin sex isn’t just about babies

World-first examination of dolphin genitalia suggests copulation is as much about bonding as babies. Andrew Masterson reports.

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PS4, Nintendo Switch, And Xbox One Being Investigated For Consumer Rights Violation

The PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One consoles and the companies that make them, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft respectively are now being investigated for consumer rights violation. …

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The Three Frontrunners in the CRISPR Therapy Race

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First flying "drone-taxi" takes off in Vienna

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Always dreamed of flying? On these moons, you can.

Both the moon and Mars have a weaker surface gravity than the Earth does. The result? You don't weigh as much on either celestial body as you do here. On a moon called Titan that orbits Saturn, the gravity isn't as strong as Earth's, but the atmosphere is much thicker. In this world, it would be possible to strap wings to your arms and fly around. On a low-gravity moon called Miranda, just off th

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Tænkeboks: Find edderkoppens korteste vej til fluen

Denne uges opgave kommer fra professor Lars Døvling Andersen fra Institut for Matematiske Fag ved Aalborg Universitet, som selv kalder den for en gammel traver.

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Flocking behaviour seen among visually equipped particles

Physicists see complex behaviour emerge from simple capacities. Andrew Masterson reports.

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Next gen anti-freeze could be made of beetle juice

Proteins from a beetle could revolutionise everything from organ storage to some cosmetics. Richard A Lovett reports.

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Gorillas mourn friends and strangers alike

Observers note similar responses towards in-group and out-group deaths. Andrew Masterson reports.

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Two millennia pile-on at burial mound

Ancient grave site found in kindergarten was in use for 2000 years, researchers find. Dyani Lewis reports.

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An eclipse on Mars

For Curiosity, two moons mean twice the fun.

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Dolphin sex isn’t just about babies

World-first examination of dolphin genitalia suggests copulation is as much about bonding as babies. Andrew Masterson reports.

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How Mummies Are Made | Expedition Unknown: Egypt LIVE

Learn how ancient Egyptians performed the meticulous and gruesome process of mummification. Expedition Unknown: Egypt LIVE premieres Sunday April 7th at 8p and stream it unlocked on the Discovery GO app. Stream Full Episodes of Expedition Unknown: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/expedition-unknown/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebo

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The Three Frontrunners in the CRISPR Therapy Race

CRISPR is the ultimate child star in the biomedical universe. Just six years old, the gene editing prodigy is now the subject of multiple clinical trials that aim to push the lab tech into the real world. I can’t stress how abnormal this is: CRISPR’s awkwardly-named predecessors—zinc-finger nucleases and TALENS—suffered through “bench-to-bedside” hell as it took more than a decade before they eve

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Why Some Evangelical Christians See This Pet Technology as the Work of the Antichrist

An almost invisible electronic device used all over the world has alarmed some evangelical Christian communities, who see in this technology the work of the Antichrist.

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How to do laundry the green way

DIY Don't let your clean clothes dirty the planet. Everybody needs clean clothes, but the chemical pollution and greenhouse gases created on laundry day can be bad for the planet.

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We’re losing control of tech’s future

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Food additive may influence how well flu vaccines work

Michigan State University scientists have linked a common food preservative to an altered immune response that possibly hinders flu vaccines.

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Exercise during pregnancy protects offspring from obesity

A new study found that offspring born to mice that exercised during pregnancy were less likely to gain weight after consuming a high-fat diet later in life. Although previous studies have shown that exercise by obese females benefits their offspring, this is the first research to demonstrate that the same is true when non-obese females exercise.

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Experimental drug shows promise for opioid withdrawal symptoms

While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place, which can lead to relapse before treatment is completed. New research offers hope that a better solution may be on the horizon. Rapastinel, an experimental drug originally developed as an antide

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Common food additive may weaken defenses against influenza

Research conducted in mice suggests the food additive tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) — found in many common products from frozen meat to crackers and fried foods — suppresses the immune response the body mounts when fighting the flu. In addition to increasing the severity of flu symptoms, the study found evidence that tBHQ exposure could reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine through its eff

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Blocking opioid receptors could reduce hormone-therapy-fueled increases in sugar intake

Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption. But according to new research, blocking the body's opioid receptors can reverse this effect. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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Device-guided breathing lowers heart rate, sympathetic activity in people with PTSD

Device-guided breathing may improve physiological symptoms in people with severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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Sunscreen use could lead to better blood vessel health

A new study suggests that sunscreen protects the skin's blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may also provide protection to the skin's blood vessels from sun damage. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in

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NHS patients have cancer scans cancelled after supplier problems

Scan delays in England leading to ‘stress and anxiety’ for those awaiting their prognosis Concerns have been raised that problems related to the supply of a substance used to screen for cancerous cells is causing delays for NHS patients in England, with many exposed to repeated cancellation of scans at short notice. Choline is a radiotracer injected into patients an hour before PET-CT scans, pred

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Tesla’s Disappointing Numbers and More Car News This Week

Tesla's deliveries fell 31 percent in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter of 2018. New York moves toward congestion pricing. And trucking futures.

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The Quest for Mueller's Report Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week the internet spent a lot of time discussing the Mueller report—because it's still not public.

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This Neural Implant Accesses Your Brain Through the Jugular Vein

Brain-Computer Interface For the first time, doctors are preparing to test a brain-computer interface that can be implanted onto a human brain, no open surgery required. The Stentrode, a neural implant that can let paralyzed people communicate, can be delivered to a patient’s brain through the jugular vein — and the company that developed it, Synchron, just got approval to begin human experimenta

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What's your opinion on Omega Point cosmology ?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_J._Tipler#The_Omega_Point_cosmology Could this be possible or could we create something like this or Maybe an infinite improbability drive ? submitted by /u/Xx_Zetman_Xx [link] [comments]

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Sleeping man robbed of US$1,800 as phone’s facial recognition caught napping

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Juno Flies By Jupiter

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks NASA scientist Steven Levin about the spacecraft Juno's latest Jupiter fly-by, occurring this weekend.

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7 Best Socks for Running (2019): Trails, Workouts, and More

Leave the cotton behind in favor of technical fabrics and constructions that help you pile on the miles.

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A Math Teacher's Life Summed Up By The Gifted Students He Mentored

A biologist at Harvard was chatting with a colleague about a mentor who pushed him to do harder math problems. It turns out the colleague had the same mentor — and so did many others. (Image credit: Sara Stathas for NPR)

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The Mormon Church Tries to Create a Little More Space for LGBTQ Families

Tom Christofferson was in the shower on Thursday morning when he missed a phone call with huge implications for the lives of LGBTQ Mormons and their families. Christofferson is gay. His brother, Todd Christofferson, is a member of the highest body of authority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Todd was calling Tom to let him know that the LDS C

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Want to Know How to Build a Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia

With its insistence on fairness, neutrality, and community consensus, the online storehouse of knowledge is a model for a more perfect union.

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The Robocall Crisis Will Never Be Totally Fixed

Believe it or not, the robocall crisis has stabilized. But like email spam, it's never going to go away entirely.

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Moving Past the ‘Singular Genius’ Version of the Bob Fosse Story

Forty years ago, the director-choreographer Bob Fosse made All That Jazz , his semiautobiographical meta-statement on the meaning of life, death, dance, love, and the ecstatic, addictive emptiness of show business. The film was a surreal blend of styles and genres—“ Meet Me in St. Louis meets Citizen Kane ,” as Fosse’s biographer, Sam Wasson, wrote—and it ended with the corpse of Fosse’s alter eg

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The UN Has Backed an Ambitious Plan For a Floating, Disaster-Proof City

A city that can withstand category 5 hurricanes.

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Singapore’s proposed ‘fake news’ law could stifle free speech

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NASA Achieves Rocket Engine Test Milestone Needed for Moon Missions

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Video I made about The Brain, Emotions and Limbic System

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Dyst for udviklere af kunstig intelligens: Skal løse opgaver, sådan som dyr gør

En ny konkurrence skal udvikle 'AI', som selv kan regne ud, hvordan den når sit mål.

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Here are 5 RNAs that are stepping out of DNA’s shadow

RNAs do a lot more than act as middlemen for protein building. Here are a few of the ways they affect your health and disease.

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Ny udstilling viser udviklingen fra Pong til e-sport

PLUS. Danmarks Tekniske Museum udstiller fra i dag computerspil gennem de seneste fem årtier. Fra arkaden og konsollen til nutidens e-sport.

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Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

More than any wife, more than any party, more than any opinion, President Donald Trump has remained fiercely loyal to golf. But I’ve played golf my entire life. Years ago, I even played with Trump once. Whatever sport he’s playing, it isn’t golf. He cheats. He lies. He kicks. And not just his ball — yours, too. He props up a 2.8 handicap that’s faker than WrestleMania 35. He wins tournaments he n

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The New Science of How to Argue—Constructively

In the early days of the internet, way back in the 1990s, tech utopians envisioned a glittering digital future in which people from very different backgrounds could come together online and, if not reach consensus, at least learn something from one another. In the actual future we inhabit, things didn’t work out this way. The internet, especially social media, looks less like a dinner party and m

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A New System to Ensure Sexual-Assault Cases Aren’t Forgotten

S usan Baisch has been conducting sexual-assault forensic exams for more than 27 years. Working as an emergency-room nurse for St. Luke’s hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho, Baisch has been specially trained to collect sexual-assault evidence in what are known as “rape kits.” The exam can be long and invasive, lasting four to six hours. After assaults are reported, survivors’ bodies are treated like c

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From the Archives: ‘Crisis,’ a Poem by W. H. Auden

This poem was published in The Atlantic ’s September 1939 issue, shortly after W. H. Auden immigrated to America, on the day that German troops marched into Poland and World War II began. First printed alongside an account of life inside an early Nazi concentration camp and a timely story on the Polish military , “Crisis” is a meditation on the creeping horror of fascism and the dread of invasion

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Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code and whose research on a roundworm sparked a new field of human disease research, has died. He was 92.

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Dutchman ends 'world's longest electric car trip' in Australia

A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometre (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.

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Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants

Tech giants have reacted with horror after Singapore proposed laws against "fake news" allowing authorities to order the removal of content and impose hefty fines, in what critics say is an assault on free speech.

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China's virtual reality arcades aim for real-world success

Chen Jiuxiao puts on virtual-reality goggles and is immediately transported to a snow-covered ski slope, down which she slaloms without ever leaving Shanghai.

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Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code and whose research on a roundworm sparked a new field of human disease research, has died. He was 92.

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deadly germs, Lost cures: In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

Overuse of the medicines is not just a problem in rich countries. Throughout the developing world antibiotics are dispensed with no prescription required.

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BethAnn McLaughlin: ‘Too many women in science have to run the gauntlet of abuse and leave’

The scientist behind a website to expose sexual ‘harassholes’ on her campaign and its impact – and who she plans to shame next Neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin is a leading campaigner in the US fight against sexual assault and harassment of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). Assistant professor of neurology and pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, sh

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Knipse-reje kan lave plasma: Nu har forskere efterlignet dens superkraft

Teknologien kan i fremtiden bruges til at slå nyresten i stykker og nedsætte friktionen fra både, mener forsker.

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The Reason Bitcoin just Spiked – Bitcoin and Friends

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Floating cities – fantasy or the future?

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Kandidat til IDAs formandspost: »Jeg har lyst til at sætte retningen for hele IDA«

I tre år har Juliane Marie Neiiendam været formand for Ansattes Råd i IDA. Nu udfordrer hun den siddende formand for at fremme sine mærkesager: Trivsel og innovation.

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Green design: Waste not. Want

The best eco designers at work today Continue reading…

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Different class

Secmol is an Indian school pioneering practical green education in one of the harshest environments.

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Smid frakken: Derfor føles 15 grader lækkert nu, men forfærdeligt om efteråret

Både vejr og psykologi spiller ind, når du skal vælge overtøj.

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What do you think civilisation will be like in 2000 years?

I just saw a cool post about a Roman citizen and it made me reflect on how far civilisation has come since then. Now I’m wondering what it will be like in another 2000 years. What do you think? submitted by /u/fujisan0388 [link] [comments]

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Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense

The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. That's the finding of research published today, World Health Day, in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology. The study concludes that victims of heart attack and stroke who return to work are 2

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Se unika bilderna från ”Storbritanniens Pompeji”

Det som först såg ut som gamla stockar visade sig vara en arkeologisk guldgruva från bronsåldern. På Must Farm i Storbritannien har arkeologer hittat märkvärdigt välbevarade fynd efter byborna som verkar ha lämnat husen hastigt. Allt finns kvar, till och med halvätna måltider.

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Serge Saxonov on the frontiers of biology

Rapid growth at start-up 10x Genomics led to a rethink of how to manage a team

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Tesla’s Enhanced Summon set for a wider release to U.S. owners next week

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Army's version of Microsoft's HoloLens AR goggles likened to Call of Duty – CNET

Specially modified version of the AR goggles has a video game feel, writes a CNBC reporter who got a demo.

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Scientists find new therapy target for drug-induced liver failure

Acetaminophen — a commonly used pain reliever and fever reducer — is the leading cause of quickly developing, or acute, liver failure in the U.S. Findings from a new mouse study suggest that treatments that increase levels of the protein thrombospondin-1 could help the liver recover from an overdose of acetaminophen.

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Patients resistant to breast cancer therapy show epigenetic differences

According to a new study, breast cancer patients who don't respond to targeted therapy have different patterns of epigenetic modifications than patients who do respond. Epigenetic modifications change gene expression without altering the DNA's genetic code.

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New insights into how fatty liver disease progresses to cancer

The buildup of fat in the liver known as fatty liver disease sometimes leads to hard-to-treat liver cancer. Scientists don't understand why the cancer risk is higher for fatty liver disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption than for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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New hope for preventing dangerous diabetes complication

People with diabetes who use insulin to control their blood sugar can experience a dangerous condition called hypoglycemia when blood sugar levels fall too low. New insights into a recently discovered protein called neuronostatin could lead to new ways to treat and prevent hypoglycemia, which is sometimes deadly for people with diabetes.

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Spicy compound from chili peppers slows lung cancer progression

Findings from a new study show that the compound responsible for chili peppers' heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most cancer-related deaths occur when cancer spreads to distant sites, a process called metastasis.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Er det rigtigt, at man ikke kan måle støjen fra Tivolis fyrværkeri?

En læser er nabo til Tivoli og vil gerne vide, hvor meget fyrværkerishowet om lørdagen larmer. Men det kan ikke måles, har hun fået at vide. Kan det passe? Det svarer Force Technology på.

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Fresh guidance to fill 'information vacuum' on new cannabis products for medicinal use

A BMJ clinical review, published Saturday 6 April in advance of expected NICE guidelines in the UK, offers new advice to help patients and doctors.

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When robots commit wrongdoing, people may incorrectly assign the blame

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The Driver is the Brain of the Car

Suppose, if you will, that alien scientists came down to Earth and began to study the local lifeforms. But let's suppose that these aliens arrive by the side of a busy expressway, and stay there. Our extraterrestrials might conclude that cars are the dominant inhabitants of Earth. Cars clearly exhibit intelligent behaviour, being able to navigate around obstacles and follow complex instructions on

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New Zealand Acts to Reduce Mass Shootings. Why Won't the U.S.?

“Freedom loving” National Rifle Association thwarts Americans’ desire for tougher gun controls — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Mummified Mice And Falcons Found In Newly Unveiled Egyptian Tomb

More than 50 animals were found in the tomb, along with mummies of a woman and a young boy. It's "one of the most exciting discoveries ever," Mostafa Waziri of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said. (Image credit: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

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New insights on the form and function of the dolphin clitoris

Despite decades of fascination with dolphins, scientists have long overlooked one aspect of the species' anatomy. For the first time, researchers offer an up-close look at the clitoris of female dolphins along with insights on the potential for the animals to experience sexual pleasure.

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New insights on the form and function of the dolphin clitoris

Despite decades of fascination with dolphins, scientists have long overlooked one aspect of the species' anatomy. For the first time, researchers offer an up-close look at the clitoris of female dolphins along with insights on the potential for the animals to experience sexual pleasure.

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Debris from anti-satellite test no danger to ISS, India says

India insisted Saturday that debris from its anti-satellite missile test was not a danger to the International Space Station, in a rebuff to criticism from the US space agency.

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Mummified mice and more in latest Egyptian tomb discovery

Dozens of mummified mice were among the animals found in an ancient Egyptian tomb, unveiled Friday by the antiquities ministry with the aim of drawing tourists to the central Sohag province.

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Heart attack victims over 65 treated differently; suffer worse outcomes but have lower hospital charges, new research finds

Heart attack victims over age 65 are less likely than younger patients to receive timely percutaneous coronary intervention to open their blocked heart arteries, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quailty of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019.

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Few people with heart failure take guideline-recommended drug, especially if not started while hospitalized

Heart failure patients who could possibly benefit from a newer class of drug to lower their heart rate were more likely to take the medication if it was prescribed before hospital discharge rather than in a follow-up doctor's visit, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quailty of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019.

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Apparent Google Goof Seems to Confirm 'Pixel 3a' Branding for New Phones

Google’s website has leaked the name of its upcoming lite version of its Pixel phone, the Verge reported on Friday, in what appears to be the second time in two weeks something like this has …

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Netflix removes support for Apple's AirPlay

Since 2013, Netflix has been compatible with Apple’s AirPlay feature, allowing users to stream content from their iOS phone or tablet to Apple TV. But this week people noticed that the functionality …

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Nyckelpigeprojekt gav spännande resultat

Undrade du förra sommaren varför skogen plötsligt kryllade av människor som fotade nyckelpigor med sina mobilkameror? Då har du nog sprungit på de tusentals skolelever och privatpersoner som hjälpte forskare. Projektet ”Nyckelpigeförsöket” har nu resulterat i viktiga upptäckter om harlekinpigan.

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In China, Overpriced Graves Force People to Bury Dead in Jars

Grave Problem Chinese cities are running out of space to bury their dead, causing the price of available plots to skyrocket — in some cities, they now cost twice as much per-square-meter as an apartment. The price spike is putting traditional burials out of reach for many Chinese citizens — leading a growing number to bury the ashes of their dead loved ones in biodegradable jars in undelineated p

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The average lifespan of a friendship? 10 years. Here’s why.

Some friendships last a lifetime, but most have a lifespan. In the U.S., best friends tend to last for 10 years on average, says Nicholas Christakis. In friendships, one person may begin to defect or "free ride", which causes the other person to choose between cooperation or defection. People tend to choose the latter so they won't be taken advantage of. A certain amount of social fluidity, takin

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Italiensk politi overvåger tusindvis af smartphones ved en fejl

Elendig kode i særlige apps, som italiensk politi bruger til at overvåge mistænkte, har nu udløst en it-skandale.

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Are Small Stars a Bit Useless?

For photon-eating life, smaller stars are unavoidably inferior providers–according to thermodynamics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Science Needs Philosophy AND Philosophy Needs Science

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Google’s Best AI Just Flunked a High School Math Test

The Singularity Is Here Unfortunately for our new AI overlords, the crusade to take over the world has been stopped in its tracks by an unlikely hurdle: a 16-year-old’s math test. Faced with the same level of exam that a 16-year-old in the U.K. would take, according to a new paper by Google’s DeepMind, its cutting-edge AI flunked. Artificial Mathlete The algorithm was trained on the sorts of alge

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #14

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 31 through Sat, Apr 6, 2019 Editor's Pick We’re gobbling up the Earth’s resources at an unsustainable rate Petroleum Field at Moreni, Romania, 1920 Photo by Wikimedia Commons George Monbiot, a correspondent for Britain’s The Guardian newspaper and known for his environmental

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New research, March 25-31, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers. Climate change Uncertainty in climate projections and time of emergence of climate signals in the western Canadian Prairies Temperature, precipitation, wind Fast warming of the surface ocean under a climatolo

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The sixth sense: can humans detect the Earth’s magnetic field?

Scientists in California believe that internal compasses might have enabled our ancestors to navigate as some animals do today Fruit flies do it. Tiny northern wheatears do it. Even salmon in the seas do it. All navigate using Earth’s magnetic field. In fact, hundreds of animals migrate this way, some over long distances. But one species has always been excluded from this electromagnetic orientee

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Slavery from Space: Citizen Science in the Antislavery Movement

Slavery from Space is a citizen science project that allows users to further the antislavery movement by mapping the locations of activities in which people are frequently found to be enslaved. How many slaves do you think there are in the world? You might be surprised. In 2016, the International Labour Organization estimated that 40.3 million people were enslaved globally, of which 28.7 million a

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Research Suggests Dolphin Clitorises Are Like Human Clitorises, But Better Placed

Research Suggests Dolphin Clitorises Are Like Human Clitorises, But Better Placed In dolphins, the clitoris is located at the entrance to the vagina where it is sure to be rubbed during penetrative sex. dolphin-cuddles_cropped.jpg Image credits: Steven Straiton via Flickr Creature Friday, April 5, 2019 – 17:00 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — Female dolphins, like human women, are bl

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New insights on the form and function of the dolphin clitoris

For the first time, researchers offer an up-close look at the clitoris of female dolphins along with insights on the potential for the animals to experience sexual pleasure.

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The invisible line that divides a therapist and client

A psychologist recalls having a client who was going through a painful relationship breakup – just as she had experienced a similar loss Many years ago, when I was a newly qualified clinical psychologist, I went through a painful break up with a boyfriend. Seemingly out of the blue, it was over. I hadn’t seen it coming. I was reeling – and in that week, it was sheer force of will that got me out

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This Eco-Friendly Adjustable Furniture Evolves to Meet Your Changing Needs

For anyone looking to lessen their environmental impact, it’s important to know not only where your furniture comes from, but how it’s made. For example, a recent study claims that America’s rapid consumption of furniture produced in China has led to major deforestation in central Africa. This is due in no small part to the fact that mass-produced furniture tends to be disposable in nature, and i

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Ny model bekræfter: Naturlige hændelser kan ikke forklare klimaforandringerne

Den mest omfattende model hidtil for de seneste tre millioner års naturlige klimaprocesser sætter en stor streg under, at vi er på vej ind i ukendt terræn.

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Space Photos of the Week: YORP Effect, Cosmic Ducks, and More

The mellifluously named Yarkovsky–O'Keefe–Radzievskii–Paddack effect is tearing an asteroid apart, and it could also save the Earth from asteroid strikes.

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Race Replay: Big Chief vs. Boddie | Street Outlaws

Rewatch the race between Big Chief and California’s Boddie! Don't miss new episodes of Street Outlaws at Mondays 9p! Stream Full Episodes of Street Outlaws: https://discovery.com/tv-shows/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Disc

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Readers Respond to the December 2018 Issue

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

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Five Reasons to Love the Pythagorean Theorem

Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen tells us why a classic right triangle fact is her favorite mathematical result — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 6)

FUTURE OF FOOD Behold the ‘Beefless Impossible Whopper’ Nathaniel Popper | The New York Times “Burger King is introducing a Whopper made with a vegetarian patty from the start-up Impossible Foods. The deal is a big step toward the mainstream for start-ups trying to mimic and replace meat.” ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The Animal-AI Olympics Is Going to Treat AI Like a Lab Rat Oscar Schwartz | MIT Tech

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NIH announces first human trial for universal flu vaccine

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10 Amazon features you should be using

DIY Spend a lot of money online? These tips could help you spend a bit less. Check out these 10 Amazon features you really should be using.

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The Construction Industry Needs a Robot Revolution

Opinion: The average big construction project is overdue and over budget. A dose of automation could help.

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Socioeconomic status associated with likelihood of receiving a heart pump

Racial/ethnic minorities, patients who are uninsured or only have Medicaid insurance and those living in low-income ZIP codes were less likely to receive a heart pumping device known as a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

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‘Change My View’ Reddit Community Launches Its Own Website

Changeaview.com, the new home for the 700,000-member discussion group, adds custom features that go beyond Reddit's capabilities.

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What If Humans Hibernated Through the Winter?

It doesn't sound like the worst idea…

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Korsør-jernbane anlagt af »Malere, Frisører, al Slags sammenløbet Pak«

Det kneb gevaldigt med at finde dansk, duelig arbejdskraft, da jernbanen København-Roskilde i 1852 skulle forlænges til Korsør. En baneinspektør lagde ikke fingrene imellem, da han i 1897 gav sin version af anlægsarbejdet i Ingeniøren.

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Digging ancient signals out of modern human genomes

Trying to find ancient DNA, let alone prove that the ancient DNA is ancestral to a population living today, is extremely challenging. A new study adds to this understanding by reconstructing artificial genomes with the analyses of the genome of 565 contemporary South Asian individuals to extract ancient signals that recapitulate the long history of human migration and admixture in the region.

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Airbnb Hosts Are Spying on Guests With Hidden Cameras

Best Policy Airbnb’s policy on recording guests is clear: hosts are allowed to have cameras on their property — but only if the devices aren’t in bathrooms or rooms where guests sleep, and only if they give guests a chance to consent before they book a listing. But the company has repeatedly bungled its response to hosts who don’t adhere to the policy in a way that makes it seem more worried abou

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Weekend reads: What $50 million won’t fix; was a prized research tarantula poached?; “statistical anarchy”

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a “clandestine retraction,” faked data at the University of Washington, … Continue reading Weekend reads: What $50 million w

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Opinion: Can Stonehenge Offer A Lesson For Brexit?

As the U.K. continues to debate the state of Brexit, NPR's Scott Simon looks at how a new discovery at Stonehenge might offer a lesson in coming together. (Image credit: Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images)

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The World's Tallest Tropical Tree Is Longer Than a Football Field

The world's tallest tropical tree on record is a giant, and it's nearly perfectly balanced.

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What Do Cult Leaders Have in Common?

What Do Cult Leaders Have in Common?

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Ross Kauffman – Tigers and the humans who love them

Making friends with The Tiger Man of Russia Looking for beauty and humor in the darkest places "I love meeting people…I love spending time with people…part of me hates picking up a camera and pointing it at somebody. I feel like a parasite." None I was thinking this morning that It's funny how "humane" is the only word we have for that idea, since so much that's inhumane has been created by us hu

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Image of the Day: Cat Trackers

Researchers in Australia are capturing movement data by fitting cats with accelerometers and sending them outdoors.

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How the Samoan Tattoo Survived Colonialism

Several factors, from geography to group identity, helped this traditional body art endure—even as similar practices were lost in other cultures — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 6, 2019)

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

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