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Gatwick drone attack could have been inside job, say police

Perpetrator was familiar with airport’s operations, according to BBC PanoramaThe drone attack that brought Gatwick airport to a standstill last December could have been an “inside job”, according …

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Color-changing materials go from solid to see-through

Researchers have created materials that quickly change color from completely clear to a range of vibrant hues—and back again. The work could have applications in everything from skyscraper windows that control the amount of light and heat coming in and out of a building, to switchable camouflage and visors for military applications, and even color-changing cosmetics and clothing. It also helps fi

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Lyft pulls electric bikes in three U.S. cities after complaints about braking

Lyft Inc is recalling several thousand electric bikes in its bike-share program in New York, Washington and San Francisco because of a braking problem, the ride-hailing company said on Sunday. …

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Knife crime: Assault data can help forecast fatal stabbings in London, study suggests

Knife crime data from a 12-month period could be used to help forecast the London neighborhoods most likely to suffer a fatal stabbing the following year, according to latest research.

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Picking a career through a framework of future dystopia

I have sometimes gotten into a mindset where I look ahead and visualize how the future might look (say in 20-40 years). Sometimes I think it would be best to learn the skills that would best allow me to survive / thrive in that future. A future where AI and robots are highly advanced. And to mitigate the risk of falling under the control of such beings, I want to understand precisely how to build

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New program seeks to train workers for industrial automation

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A.I. Bias Isn’t the Problem. Our Society Is

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Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana

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Applying hand rub with three steps for 15 seconds as effective at reducing bacteria as WHO-recommended 6 steps for 30 seconds

A shortened 15-second application time and a simpler three-step technique for use of alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second application and six-step technique recommended by WHO, and could improve hand hygiene compliance.

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Study finds low hand hygiene compliance on ICUs

Healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during the care of patients, despite its critical importance for infection control, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16).

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National handwashing campaign reduces incidence of Staphylococcus aureus infection in Australia's hospitals

Since its implementation in 2009, the National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) has seen significant, sustained improvements in hand hygiene compliance among Australian healthcare workers, and reduced risks of potentially fatal healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus infection, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infect

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Staying in a hotel during travel to tropical regions is associated with contracting drug-resistant bacteria, with younger travelers aged 20-30 years at highest risk

Staying in a hotel or private accommodation is associated with contracting and carrying home drug-resistant bacteria in travelers to low and/or middle-income countries (LMICs), according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16).

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Alexa, play free music for me? Amazon may challenge Spotify and Pandora, report says

Amazon currently offers free music to Prime subscribers, a limited offering, as well as a full featured subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #15

Story of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Review… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… How a Few Small Fixes Could Stop Climate Change "We have to act fast, and achieve the biggest possible impact with the actions we take." Small steps could make a big impact on climate change. Source: Pexels When thinking about new ways to tackl

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High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out

A study of siblings finds those who have a stress-related disorder have a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular event, compared to their less-stressed brothers and sisters. (Image credit: stock_colors/Getty Images)

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How Amazon Demand Drives Autonomous Truck Tech

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'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter

After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept solidified for Matthew M. Szydagis, especially when he saw it again during the Disney movie 'Frozen.' During the 2019 American Physical Society April Meeting in Denver, Szydagis will describe how this inspired him to explore whether a subatomic particl

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VW's ID Roomzz previews a full-size electric SUV due in 2021

Volkswagen's growing electric car lineup will include something for those who like the reassurance of a full-size SUV. The automaker has unveiled an ID Roomzz concept that previews …

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Lack of awareness of inequality means we penalize those who have least money

People can automatically assume that someone who gives less money to charity is less generous, according to new research. The assumption was made in the study when people had no knowledge of how much someone had donated as a percentage of their overall income.

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Tiny light-up barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling

An imaging technique could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules at once — by labeling them with short strands of light-up DNA that blink on and off with their own unique rhythm. Though they're all the same color, the technique makes it possible to distinguish as many as 56 types by their twinkling, more cheaply than traditional methods and without fading o

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Seychelles chief calls from the deep for ocean protection

Seychelles President Danny Faure dived deep into the Indian Ocean Sunday to call for protection of "the beating blue heart of our planet."

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People urged to seek prompt medical advice if they suspect rabies exposure

There is only a short window of opportunity to seek medical help before rabies becomes almost invariably fatal, but people wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice following exposure to potentially rabid animals overseas, according to new research.

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Characterization of 'hidden' dioxins from informal e-waste processing

The composition of mixed brominated/chlorinated dibenzofurans (PXDFs) and diphenyl ethers in soils from an e-waste site in Ghana suggests a formation of PXDFs through condensation of the flame retardant PBDEs and subsequent bromine-to-chlorine exchange. PXDFs were substantial contributors of toxic equivalents among dioxins from e-waste burning.

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'Superbugs' found on many hospital patients' hands and what they touch most often

For decades, hospitals have worked to get staff to wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs. But a new study suggests they may want to expand those efforts to their patients, too. Fourteen percent of 399 hospital patients had 'superbug' antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils early in their hospital stay, and nearly a third of tests for such bacteria on objects that patien

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Petting zoos could potentially transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors

New research shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, which could lead to highly virulent drug-resistant pathogens being passed on to visitors.

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Ecological study identifies potential association between antimicrobial resistance and climate change

New research identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change.

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Experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

New research shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly.

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Train your brain, change your brain

Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads to a strengthening of neural connections and communication among brain areas. This is the main finding of a new study. According to the authors, the study may pave the way for the optimization and development of therapeutic approaches against stroke and Parkinson's, for example.

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ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

Researchers assessed 20 patients as they left the ICU and every single patient had detectable cognitive deficits in two or more cognitive areas of investigation, including memory, attention, decision-making and reasoning.

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Growth hormone acts to prevent weight loss

A new study shows that, like leptin, growth hormone contributes directly to energy conservation when the body loses weight.

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Unexpected properties uncovered in recently discovered superconductor

Researchers have found that crystals of a recently discovered superconducting material, a layered bismuth chalcogenide with a four-fold symmetric structure, shows only two-fold symmetry in its superconductivity. The origin of superconductivity in these structures is not yet well understood; this finding suggests a connection with an enigmatic class of materials known as nematic superconductors and

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We now know how insects and bacteria control ice

Scientists show how key proteins produced in bacteria and insects can either promote or inhibit the formation of ice, based on their length and their ability to team up to form large ice-binding surfaces. The results have wide application, particularly in understanding precipitation in clouds.

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Improved procedure for cancer-related erectile dysfunction

Surgeons have modified a minimally invasive technique to help men regain erectile function lost after prostate cancer surgery.

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Tiny light-up barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling

An imaging technique could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules at once — by labeling them with short strands of light-up DNA that blink on and off with their own unique rhythm. Though they're all the same color, the technique makes it possible to distinguish as many as 56 types by their twinkling, more cheaply than traditional methods and without fading o

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Artificial intelligence singles out neurons faster than a human can

Biomedical engineers have developed an automated process that can track and map active neurons as accurately as a human can, but in a fraction of the time. This new technique, based on a deep learning algorithm, addresses a critical roadblock in neuron analysis, allowing researchers to rapidly gather and process neuronal signals for real-time behavioral studies.

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Quantum simulation more stable than expected

A localization phenomenon boosts the accuracy of solving quantum many-body problems with quantum computers which are otherwise challenging for conventional computers. This brings such digital quantum simulation within reach on quantum devices available today.

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New method inverts the self-assembly of liquid crystals

In liquid crystals, molecules automatically arrange themselves in an ordered fashion. Researchers have discovered a method that allows an anti-ordered state, which will enable novel material properties and potentially new technical applications, such as artificial muscles for soft robotics.

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New method inverts the self-assembly of liquid crystals

In liquid crystals, molecules automatically arrange themselves in an ordered fashion. Researchers have discovered a method that allows an anti-ordered state, which will enable novel material properties and potentially new technical applications, such as artificial muscles for soft robotics.

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Unpatched Internet Explorer Zero-Day Exploit Lets Hackers Steal Files

Although Microsoft is hoping for a big browser comeback with the Chromium-based version of the Microsoft Edge browser, there’s another browser in the company’s repertoire that many people have …

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Eelectrostimulation can improve working memory in people

In a groundbreaking study, researchers demonstrate that electrostimulation can improve the working memory of people in their 70s so that their performance on memory tasks is indistinguishable from that of 20-year-olds.

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Genetic variant linked to cucumber fruit length

Fruit size is a major determinant of yield and market value. New research describes the discovery of a key regulator of fruit length variation in cucumber.

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New guidelines to athletes on protein intake

A review led by a sports scientist has set out new international guidelines for protein intake in track and field athletes.

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How dictators flourish through social media

Disney CEO Bob Iger's recent critique of social media hate is indicative of a greater problem. The psychology of the crowd could be responsible for the hate and conformity seen online. Polymath Gustave Le Bon's crowd psychology theories could be more relevant today than ever. None Disney CEO Bob Iger recently made comments during his Humanitarian Award speech that critiqued the role of social med

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Democrats Are Falling Into the Ilhan Omar Trap

Many of President Donald Trump’s tweets backfire, but not his tweet attack on U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar. That one tweet succeeded to perfection. Trump wishes to make Omar the face of the Democratic Party heading into the 2020 elections—and now he has provoked Democrats to comply. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have offered full-throated endorsements of Omar. “Ilhan Omar is a leader with

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Digital parent training for child's disruptive behavior successful in primary health care

A program developed for the early detection of children's disruptive behavior and low-threshold digital parent training intervention was successfully transferred to child health clinics in primary health care, shows a new study. In addition, the program's low discontinuation rate implies that parents experienced digitally implemented intervention as both user-friendly and easily accessible. This i

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DNA methylation levels linked to obesity

A multidisciplinary study has linked DNA methylation levels to the development of the metabolic disease associated with obesity. A multidisciplinary work that has been carried out by biologists, surgeons and endocrinologists and conducted in patients with metabolic risk factors such as high levels of glucose (hyperglycemia), triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia), blood pressure (hypertension), abdo

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'Nanobodies' from alpacas could help bring CAR T-cell therapy to solid tumors

Most CAR T-cell therapies look for antigens specific to cancer cells. A new approach instead targets the environment around the tumor, using unusually small antibodies made naturally by alpacas, camels and llamas. Using this approach in mouse models, investigators successfully curbed melanoma and colon cancer – solid tumors that currently can't be treated with CAR T-cell therapy.

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Protein complex may help prevent neurodegenerative diseases

The protein complex NAC in the cell helps to prevent the aggregration of proteins associated with several neurodegenerative diseases.

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New role for sensory signals in the brain

Learning how to tie a shoe or shoot a basketball isn't easy, but the brain somehow integrates sensory signals that are critical to coordinating movements so you can get it right. Now, scientists have discovered that sensory signals in the brain's cerebral cortex, which plays a key role in controlling movement and other functions, have a different pattern of connections between nerve cells and diff

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DeepMind: The Hanabi Card Game Is the Next Frontier for AI Research

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Why humor is an essential life skill

Studies have shown that a sense of humor can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills. There are a variety of theories and styles of humor, each of which can improve your understanding of the subject. Humor may be a critical life skill, but can it be taught? None Mark Twain said that "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after al

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This Ex-Tesla Engineer Wants to Change Aviation | CNBC

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Crucial 'electrical switch' in brain

Scientists have revealed the structure of a critical receptor in the brain associated with learning, memory, behavior and mood. The new research is the first to reveal the structure of AMPA receptors in their natural state. This discovery could lead to new insight about the mechanism behind a wide range of nervous system disorders and diseases.

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Interplay of pollinators and pests influences plant evolution

Brassica rapa plants pollinated by bumblebees evolve more attractive flowers. But this evolution is compromised if caterpillars attack the plant at the same time. With the bees pollinating them less effectively, the plants increasingly self-pollinate. In a greenhouse evolution experiment, scientists have shown just how much the effects of pollinators and pests influence each other.

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How plants defend themselves

Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against pathogens with the help of their immune system. But how do they activate their cellular defenses? Researchers have now discovered that receptors in plant cells identify bacteria through simple molecular building blocks.

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New microscopy method provides more details about nanocomposites

Scientists have developed a new microscopy approach for imaging gel nanocomposites in their natural state, which will reveal more useful information about their assembly and properties.

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New microscopy method provides more details about nanocomposites

Scientists have developed a new microscopy approach for imaging gel nanocomposites in their natural state, which will reveal more useful information about their assembly and properties.

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Ketamine reverses neural changes underlying depression-related behaviors in mice

Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice. Ketamine treatment restored lost dendritic spines and rescued coordinated neural activity in the Prefrontal Cortex of the mice — findings that may help researchers develop interventions that promote lasting remission of depression in hum

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Paul Greengard, Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist, Dies at 93

His 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided the underlying science for many antipsychotic drugs.

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New strategy to reduce cancer drug's cardiotoxic effects

Doxorubicin (Doxo) is a widely used chemotherapeutic drug for cancer, though it can have toxic effects on the heart. A recent animal study investigated whether the cardioregulatory protein chromogranin A (CgA) contributes to the regulation of the cardiotoxic and antitumor activities of Doxo.

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Baby boom for North Atlantic right whales off US coast

US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.

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Baby boom for North Atlantic right whales off US coast

US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.

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Near-atomic map of parathyroid hormone complex points toward new therapies for osteoporosis

An international team of scientists has mapped a molecular complex that could aid in the development of better medications with fewer side effects for osteoporosis and cancer. The near-atomic resolution images depict parathyroid hormone receptor-1 (PTH1R), a molecule that conveys signals to and from cells, interacting with two key messengers — a molecule that mimics parathyroid hormone, one of th

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Daimler faces probe over 'new cheating software'

Daimler confirmed Sunday it was facing a regulatory probe after a report said German authorities have uncovered a previously unknown type of pollution trickery software allegedly installed by the car giant in some of its vehicles.

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.

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Saturday Night Live Finally Digs Into the College-Admissions Scandal

In recent weeks, Saturday Night Live has been too preoccupied with the chaos surrounding the Mueller report and the controversy over Joe Biden’s touching to meaningfully tackle a story that’s ripe for satirizing: the college-admissions bribery scandal . The show’s two previous episodes mildly commented on an affair that has gripped public attention since mid-March, including Michael Che’s quip ab

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Busted Mastodon Is Ice Age Roadkill

A mastodon said to be pulverized by Ice Age humans was probably busted up by roadwork — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Bigger portions lead to preschoolers eating more over time

Researchers found that when served larger portions of typical meals or snacks, preschoolers consumed more food, both by weight and calories.

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Population health: A rapidly evolving discipline in US academic medicine

Leaders from department-level initiatives across the US weigh in on how academic medicine is embracing population health and the opportunities med schools have to make an impact, according to a new analysis.

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Sustainability of plant ingredients as fishmeal substitutes

Substituting fishmeal in aquaculture feeds with plant ingredients may not be as beneficial for the environment as many predict, according to new research.

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Near-atomic map of parathyroid hormone complex points toward new therapies for osteoporosis

An international team of scientists has mapped a molecular complex that could aid in the development of better medications with fewer side effects for osteoporosis and cancer. The near-atomic resolution images depict parathyroid hormone receptor-1 (PTH1R), a molecule that conveys signals to and from cells, interacting with two key messengers — a molecule that mimics parathyroid hormone, one of th

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Nenana Ice Classic 2019

Wow. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the exceptional (relative) warmth in Alaska last month and in February, the record for the Nenana Ice Classic was shattered this year. The previous official record was associated with the exceptional conditions in El Niño-affected winter of 1939-1940, when the ice went out on April 20th 1940. Though since 1940 was a leap year, that was actually a little later (re

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After 10,000 years of annual crops, we are watching the incredibly historic birth of PERENNIAL agriculture

2019 is an incredibly historic year for the collective future of humanity. It is the year when we start to wake up to the possibility of displacing agriculture itself with something unprecedented, new, and sustainable. How do we simultaneously remove carbon from the atmosphere and feed a growing population? Just as cities were forced to grow vertically, we are waking up to the possibility of simu

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Letters: ‘You Should See What He’s Done to Satire’

I Used to Write Novels. Then Trump Rendered Fiction Redundant. After Donald Trump became president, Richard North Patterson ditched writing novels for political commentary. Trump himself, Patterson wrote recently , is a fiction writer run amok: “The aim of the novelist is to enlist others in his fantasies, immersing them in an alternative reality so emotionally compelling that they willingly susp

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Plane with world's longest wingspan takes off and successfully lands – video

A manned giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan – surpassing Howard Hughes’s infamous Spruce Goose – took off from California on its first flight on Saturday. The twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet lifted off from Mojave air and space port and climbed into the desert sky 70 miles north of Los Angeles. It successfully landed two hours later. The aircraft is designed to carry as ma

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Pepsi Co plan to "hang" giant ad over the night sky with Cubesats

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Protests and purchasing power could be positive tipping points in climate change

Scientists see consumer action as a potential driver for planet-saving strategies. Richard A Lovett reports.

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In primates, evolution is a ball game

Study finds looking handsome comes at a very personal cost. Andrew Masterson reports.

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Vitamin D does not improve gastrointestinal cancer outcomes, clinical trial finds

Possible roles for the vitamin in cancer treatments have been debated for more than a decade, and results are mixed. Natalie Parletta reports.

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Learning difficult lesions

MRI is useful for understanding central nervous system disease.

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Time to gear up for a meteor shower

Dust from Halley’s comet will light up the sky later this month.

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Burning questions: the awkward logistics of cremation in ancient Greece

Research suggests historian Thucydides played loose with the facts when writing about the conflict between Athens and Sparta. Andrew Masterson reports.

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Science history: Joan-Eleanor, the woman who never was

Two women gave their names to a classified wartime invention. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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President's underwater plea for the oceans

Seychelles' leader delivers a speech in defence of the Indian Ocean from inside a submersible.

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The Schwarzschild Throat

Our first up-close black hole image starts to reveal the anatomy of the extreme — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NASA Twins Study Provides New Insight Into How Space Travel Affects Human Health

Thanks to 18 years of humans continuously working on the International Space Station (ISS), we already have a basic idea of what happens to our Earth-grown bodies in zero gravity. Our hearts morph in shape, lowering the amount of oxygen the blood can absorb and carry. Our bones and muscles wither without gravitational challenge. Fluids rush towards our heads, increasing pressure in the eyes. Many

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Droner godkendt til take-away: Nu får australiere leveret kaffe og piller fra luften

Efter en prøveperiode kan beboere i Canberra nu få leveret madvarer og medicin via droner. Næste skridt er Europa.

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How to keep your 'vintage' tech alive

DIY It may be old, but it's not dead yet. The march of technology turns every gadget into an antique, but some withstand the test of time—or can at least be upcycled for a while. Older game consoles, iPods, and…

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Transitioning to Cyborg

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The Problem With High-Minded Politics

Jules Julien Historians have not yet decided what to make of Donald Trump’s election, although some of us have been trying. Shortly before Trump’s inauguration, I participated in a session at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting devoted in part to assessing the president-elect in historical terms. The gathering had been planned much earlier, with Hillary Clinton’s presumed preside

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How Did Nearsighted People Manage Before Glasses Were Invented?

Before glasses were invented, how did nearsighted people manage in daily life?

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Physicists Have Found an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."

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Are we ready for the robot revolution?

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Apple, Qualcomm head into latest legal battle, with billions at stake – CNET

The two are fighting over licensing fees, but the outcome could affect how fast your next iPhone downloads data.

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.

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Uber Hails a Ride to Wall Street, and More Car News This Week

Uber revealed its filing for an initial public offering, Tesla changes its sales strategy again, and Ford's CEO joins the caution chorus on fully self-driving cars.

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Thomas Kuhn Wasn't So Bad

A former student of the influential philosopher defends him against filmmaker Errol Morris’s “character assassination” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Pilotprojekter skal bringe Grundfos op i digitaliseringens Champions League

PLUS. Grundfos har søsat en lang række pilotprojekter inden for digitalisering. Filosofien er at komme i gang så hurtigt som muligt.

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Big Think Edge: A new way to get smarter, faster

Big Think Edge is now available to individual subscribers , helping you to improve all aspects of your life. We'll help you build better relationships, communicate better, gain confidence, and more. Sign up now and get learnings that employees at select companies — Citi, the NBA, Kimberly-Clark, and more — are already receiving to stay ahead of the curve.

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Get Paid To Stay In Bed, For Space Science

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Jennifer Ngo-Anh of the European Space Agency about their planned study during which subjects will stay in bed for two months.

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Withings Move Smartwatch Review: A Few Steps From Greatness

Don’t want a computer buzzing your wrist all day? Withings has an affordable fitness tracker for you.

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Renewables will supply nearly half of UK electricity by 2025

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Why Female Surfers Are Finally Getting Paid Like Their Male Peers

When Caroline Marks and Italo Ferreira held up their prize checks for winning the first competition of the 2019 World Surf League’s Championship Tour on April 7, the amount box displaying the money earned was the same. It was a first for pro surfing’s top tour since its inception in 1976. The change came after a September decision by the World Surf League that male and female competitors would be

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How to knit a sports car.

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Running Boston? Prep for the Race Like a Master Marathoner

Mebrahtom Keflezighi, who retired from competitive racing at age 42, can convince almost anyone that they can run forever.

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Microsoft’s Disc-Less All-Digital Xbox One S Images, Pricing And Specs Leaked

The big news in the Xbox world over the last couple of months has been the pending arrival of the new disc-free Xbox One S game console. The game console is aimed at digitally downloaded games …

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A Survival Guide for the Trump White House

All the White House comings and goings raise a question: What does it take to remain in President Donald Trump’s favor and keep your job? If the show were called Survivor: White House Edition (and with the former Apprentice host as president, the conceit feels apt), what sorts of skills does one need to avoid the ax? No president in recent memory has churned through senior aides and Cabinet offic

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From the Archives: ‘Circus in Three Rings,’ a Poem by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was just 23 and two months removed from her graduation from Smith College when The Atlantic published “Circus in Three Rings,” the first of several Plath pieces featured in the magazine before she took her own life eight years later. The chaotic hurricane she imagines rending a circus in the poem mirrors the emotional upheaval of her own life—her “extravagant heart blows up again,” “

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Plan to future-proof the ecology of Thetford Forest

How we use our forests has evolved from timber and food production to recreation.

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Sheep attacks: 'These dogs have got a taste for blood'

Farmers who witnessed the aftermath of a brutal dog attack on their sheep are calling for changes to the law.

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Trilobites: How Giant Sea Spiders May Survive in Warming Oceans

The strange creatures’ adaptations to the cold of the Antarctic Ocean may also help them as their habitats heat up.

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Robot solves a Rubik’s cube in a fraction of a second

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‘When we dream, we have the perfect chemical canvas for intense visions’

US journalist Alice Robb, author of a new book about the science and life-changing potential of dreams, talks about her research Alice Robb is an American science journalist who has written for the Washington Post and the New Republic. Her new book, Why We Dream , encourages us to rethink the importance of dreams and to become dream interpreters ourselves. Writing a book about dreams turned you i

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvordan opførte man 200 meter høje tv-master for 60 år siden?

En læser undrer sig over, hvordan den mere end 200 meter høje Gladsaxe-sender blev opført tilbage i 1950'erne uden brug af helikoptere. Det svarer afdelingsleder fra Rambøll på.

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Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor

Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake’s interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist who performed the controversial experiment.

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Train your brain, change your brain

Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads to a strengthening of neural connections and communication among brain areas. This is the main finding of a new study conducted at D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), published today in Neuroimage. According to the authors, the study may pave the way for the optimization and development of therapeutic approaches against st

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How our capacity for wonder was challenged by the black hole image | Tim Adams

We marvelled at the first image of an event horizon 55m light years away, but struggled to grasp its majesty and dimensions A few years ago, during a period of insomnia, I briefly got into the habit of contributing to the online project Galaxy Zoo . I would log on to a website that presented, one after another, singular images of tens of thousands of galaxies observed by the Hubble telescope, each

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Disney throws down gauntlet in war on Netflix

The battle is on. Walt Disney Co. is bringing its biggest weapons to a new streaming service, including "Star Wars" and Marvel superheroes, in what is expected to be bruising war with Netflix and others for television dominance.

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The Hong Kong beekeeper harvesting hives barehanded

High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees—a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China's famine years.

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The Hong Kong beekeeper harvesting hives barehanded

High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees—a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China's famine years.

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The first black hole image: what can we really see?

Last week scientists produced the first image of a black hole, shining a light on one of the universe’s great mysteries This week, scientists produced the first real image of a black hole , in a galaxy called Messier 87. The image is not a photograph but an image created by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. Using a network of eight ground-based telescopes across the world, the EHT collec

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One step ahead: how walking opens new horizons

Whether it’s to the North Pole or across LA, walking is the fastest way to make more time for life As a child growing up in 1970s Norway, with parents who didn’t own a car and loved to hike, Erling Kagge believes one of his first full sentences was: “How much further is it?” By his late teens, though, he’d begun to embrace his parents’ ethos. “By then, for me, walking wasn’t just getting from A t

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Europe at risk from spread of tropical insect-borne diseases

Scientists warn of danger from dengue fever in hotter, wetter climate in northern latitudes Insect-borne diseases such as dengue fever, leishmaniasis and encephalitis are on the rise and are now threatening to spread into many areas of Europe, scientists have warned. Outbreaks of these illnesses are increasing because of climate change and the expansion of international travel and trade, the Europ

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Are humane prisons the future of imprisonment?

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DIY gravitational waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'

Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help.

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Talks on tech taxes 'productive': Mnuchin

The United States and economic partners held "productive" talks this week on the taxation of major tech giants, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday.

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Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

Once the butt of jokes, Czech-made Skoda cars have won over Brits, but the UK's exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the brand and the entire Czech economy.

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Renting flat-pack furniture? Ikea's push to go green

Ikea will start renting and recycling furniture worldwide as part of an eco-friendly drive to address concerns its affordable, flat-pack business model leads to overconsumption and waste.

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Shifting Brexit date gives map-makers a headache

In or out? The repeated delays to Brexit are a nightmare for map makers and guidebook printers who have to decide how to depict Britain's relationship with the European Union.

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China's auto show highlights electric ambitions

This year's Shanghai auto show highlights the global industry's race to make electric cars Chinese drivers want to buy as Beijing winds down subsidies that promoted sales.

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Kvantfysik – nyckeln till framtidens säkrare internet?

Idag har ett forskarlag i Kina byggt ett datornät som använder kvantmekanik, en gåtfull teori som Albert Einstein tyckte var helt orimlig. Datornätet i Shanghai är grunden för vad som kan bli ett första steg mot ett nytt och säkrare internet – som inte går att hacka.

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Forskare om kvantdatorer: ”De är inte dubbelt så bra det är en helt ny dimension”

Kvantdatorer har potential att revolutionera och därför läggs enormt mycket pengar på utvecklingen av dem. Vad de egentligen kommer att användas till går idag bara att spekulera kring, men svaret kan vara närmare än vi tror.

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WATCH LIVE: Trump set to discuss 5G, high-speed internet access

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Longevity Myth Busting – Aubrey de Grey

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'Shut the country down': British climate group Extinction Rebellion heads to US

With dozens of events next week, many hope arrival of climate punks who’ve swept the UK will be a watershed moment Bea Ruiz, a veteran progressive coordinator, has been telling scores of first-time climate change protesters they face being harassed and beaten by police next week. Most seem happy with the deal. “I told a 72-year-old volunteer that he will probably be targeted by police,” said Ruiz

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Psychedelic renaissance: could MDMA help with PTSD, depression and anxiety?

As Australia’s first trial for psychedelic therapy for terminally ill patients gets under way, a growing movement says it could also help other conditions In August 2016 I went to New York for the first time. On the second evening, as the sun slipped behind the building across the street, I was sitting on a long couch on the top floor of an old church. All around me instruments were scattered on

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Stratolaunch, World’s Largest Airplane by Wingspan, Takes Its First Flight

The crew said it was a smooth maiden voyage for the Stratolaunch, which is designed to carry rockets to blast commercial satellites into space.

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George Monbiot: Rewild the World

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Stratolaunch, the World's Biggest Airplane, Takes Flight

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's legacy moonshot, an aircraft to carry rockets to space, hit 17,000 feet.

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Does ketamine restore lost synapses? It may, but that doesn't explain its rapid clinical effects

Bravado SPRAVATO™ ( esketamine ) © Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019. Ketamine is the miracle drug that cures depression: “Recent studies report what is arguably the most important discovery in half a century: the therapeutic agent ketamine that produces rapid (within hours) antidepressant actions in treatment-resistant depressed patients ( 4 , 5 ). Notably, the rapid antidepressant actions of k

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Didn’t get to join the Megathon on #CitSciDay2019? You have until tomorrow at midnight!

Today is Citizen Science Day (#CitSciDay2019), and our featured event is the Stall Catchers #Megathon, an online game you can play from anywhere (with internet access) to help Cornell scientists better understand how stalled blood flow contributes to Alzheimer’s disease. We had our “catching hour” on Stall Catchers from 2 PM to 3 PM ET today. But because of technical difficulties, we’re extending

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The Feds, Police Are Using Google's Location History Feature to Track Down Suspects

Law enforcement queries of Google’s massive mobile device Location History database, which employees call Sensorvault, has “risen sharply in the past six months,” the New York Times reported …

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Stratolaunch, the World's Biggest Aircraft, Makes Historic 1st Flight

An odd-looking, double-bodied airplane with a wingspan as long as a football field just took to the skies today (April 13) from the Mojave Air & Space Port.

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Public health experts urge people to seek prompt medical advice if they suspect rabies exposure

There is only a short window of opportunity to seek medical help before rabies becomes almost invariably fatal, but people wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice following exposure to potentially rabid animals overseas, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Apri

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Petting zoos could potentially transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors

New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, which could lead to highly virulent drug-resistant pathogens being passed on to visitors.

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Ecological study identifies potential association between antimicrobial resistance and climate change

New research presented at this week's 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16), identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change.

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European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly.

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The Army Is Getting Driverless Vehicles Before the Public

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Are Trigger Warnings Actually Helpful?

New research suggests that trigger warnings are, at best, trivially helpful. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Are Trigger Warnings Actually Helpful?

New research suggests that trigger warnings are, at best, trivially helpful. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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DIY gravitational waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'

Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help. West Virginia University assistant professor Zachariah Etienne is leading what will soon become a global volunteer computing effort. The public will be invited to lend their own computers to help the scientific community unlock t

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World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever

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The Hidden Shipping and Handling Behind That Black Hole Picture

The picture of a black hole, captured for the first time , shows a ring as radiant as gold against the darkness of space. At its center, the charcoal shadow of a void so powerful, nothing can escape its pull. The dreamy photograph represents a tremendous technological achievement, assembled using eight radio telescopes in four continents—two each in Hawaii and Chile, and one each in Arizona, Mexi

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Your next car may be Chinese and electric | Quartz

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Airplane with world's longest wingspan takes flight, beating Spruce Goose record

Stratolaunch jet, brainchild of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, may be used to launch small satellites into space A giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan – surpassing Howard Hughes’ infamous Spruce Goose – took off from California on its first flight on Saturday. The behemoth, twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet lifted off from Mojave Air and Space Port and climbed into the

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Donald Glover’s New Film With Rihanna Just Dropped—And It’s a Breezy Romp

Donald Glover has a lot of tricks up his sleeve. Earlier this week, the Emmy-winning Atlanta creator and musician unveiled a new project at Coachella. Guava Island , the secret film he’d snuck off to Cuba to film with Rihanna and the frequent Atlanta director Hiro Murai last year, debuted Thursday evening at the music festival as a lead-in to Glover’s headlining performance (as his musical alter

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South Korea once recycled 2% of its food waste. Now it recycles 95%

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Spotting ocean plastic from space

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Russia Fines Facebook $50 for Violating Data Privacy Law

A judge in a Moscow courtroom brought the gavel down hard on Facebook this week, ruling that the social networking giant had violated a local data law. The company was also slapped with […] The …

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Mastodons to the Max

A fossil skeleton found in California leads to the discovery of a new mastodon species. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Southern Baptists Are Grappling With Artificial Intelligence

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Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.

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Påsken kan blive højtid for hackerangreb: Sådan prøver de at snyde dig

Hackernes foretrukne angreb er at efterligne mails fra kendte firmaer, for eksempel Apple og Microsoft.

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Why Apollo Had a Flammable Pure Oxygen Environment

Fire, as we know, need three things: a source of heat, fuel or something to burn, and oxygen. Apollo lunar missions had all three in spades. There was plenty of electricity running through the spacecraft, lots of material that could be fuel, and a 100 percent oxygen atmosphere under pressure. So why exactly did NASA design a spacecraft that was an explosion waiting to happen? (This is a question I

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Ariana Grande's PTSD Brain Scan

The brain became a celebrity this week when Ariana Grande shared the results of a scan of her brain seemingly showing signs of severe PTSD: Is there any science behind this? Not really. The source of the scan isn't clear but I'm 99% sure that the image was taken at one of Dr Daniel Amen's controversial clinics. Amen uses similar graphics in his brain scans. If it is an Amen scan, then the 'blobs'

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #15

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 7 through Sat, Apr 13, 2019 Editor's Pick The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study A study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany says a global transition to the

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Twitch’s First Game Is A Karaoke Title Built For Livestreaming

Twitch, the company primarily known for its game streaming service, has now launched its first game after months of testing. Twitch Sings is a karaoke game that’s built for livestreaming. …

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Hackers Were Able To Access Some Outlook.com Accounts For Months

Microsoft has revealed that hackers were able to access some Outlook.com accounts for a few months earlier this year. The company discovered that the credentials for an Outlook.com support …

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Boston Dynamics robotics improvements over 10 years

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Researchers have Identified a Virus that Attacks Human Cancer Cells

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Woman stands in German council election aged 100

Lisel Heise runs for local grassroots group after realising her age ‘gives me the chance to say something’ For most people, reaching 100 would be reason enough to put one’s feet up and take things easy, but Lisel Heise has other ideas. The German centenarian, a former sports teacher, has started a new chapter in her life by standing for election to the council in her home town of Kirchheimbolanden

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Mae Jemison, an astronaut with down to Earth wisdom on climate change | Lucy Siegle

Her time in space gives her a singular perspective on the travails besetting the planet In the manner of a droid desperately seeking a docking station, I am constantly searching for a leader who can offer me some direction and energy in the battle for the biosphere. Until now, there’s been something of a leadership void. Anyone who so much as uttered the words “climate change” might find me lookin

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Race Replay: Doc vs. Daddy Dave for the #2 Spot | Street Outlaws

Doc calls out Daddy Dave for a chance at the #2 spot on The List. 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.co

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 13)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Two Rival AI Approaches Combine to Let Machines Learn Like a Child Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “…the hybrid system addresses key limitations of both earlier approaches by combining them. It overcomes the scalability problems of symbolism, which has historically struggled to encode the complexity of human knowledge in an efficient way. But it also tackles one of the

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Doctors Use Electrical Implant to Aid Brain-Damaged Woman

A pilot study offers “a very promising start” in the effort to help people recover from traumatic brain injuries.

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That First Black Hole Seen in an Image Is Now Called Pōwehi, at Least in Hawaii

The word, which means “adorned fathomless dark creation,” is derived from the Kumulipo, a centuries-old Hawaiian creation chant, said a professor who helped with the naming.

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'Paint' shapes in the dark with long-exposure photography

DIY It's not magic, but you'll feel like a wizard. You’ve probably seen examples of “light graffiti” on social media. A creator skilled in this photographic art form can conjure circles and orbs by swinging a light…

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Fishy diagnostics for food allergy testing

Scientists have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable — potentially putting lives at risk.

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Pepsi Plans to Project a Giant Ad in the Night Sky Using Cubesats

Orbital Billboard A Russian company called StartRocket says it’s going to launch a cluster of cubesats into space that will act as an “orbital billboard,” projecting enormous advertisements into the night sky like artificial constellations. And its first client, it says, will be PepsiCo — which will use the system to promote a “campaign against stereotypes and unjustified prejudices against gamer

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Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang Plans to Campaign Via Hologram

Hologram for the People The 2020 race for the White House is already teeming with drama and intrigued, as happens when there are 20 — and possibly more — candidates. Each is looking to stake a claim and make their mark. But with many states to campaign in, and little time to do so, how can politicians be in more than one place at a time? Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has an idea:

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Weekend reads: Unhealthy reliance on metrics; a letter that drew curse words; why some U.S. researchers may be fired

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 researchers who had Science and Nature papers retracted on the … Continue reading Weekend reads: Unhealthy reliance on metri

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Can Any Animal Breathe Fire Like the Mythical Dragon?

Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal in HBO's "Game of Thrones" can breathe fire. But can any real animal pull off this fiery defense?

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Is Climate Change Really Causing Walruses to Jump Off Cliffs?

Here's what that shocking, brutal scene from the Netflix nature documentary "Our Planet" really means.

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Walt Whitman’s Guide to a Thriving Democracy

Walt Whitman, who was born 200 years ago this year, is almost certainly the greatest American poet. In many ways, he is also the most enigmatic. Before 1855, the year that Whitman published Leaves of Grass , he had achieved no distinction whatsoever. He had no formal education—no Oxford, no Cambridge, no Harvard or Yale. His life up to his 35th year had been anything but a success. He’d been a te

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Julian Assange, a Big Yahoo Fine, and More Security News This Week

Plus: Wi-Fi vulnerabilities, Silk Road 2's founder, and more of the week's top security news.

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Space Photos of the Week: Black Holes and Jellyfish Rainbows

Space Photos of the Week: Black Holes and Jellyfish Rainbows

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*Love, Death & Robots* Could Have Been So Much Better

Netflix's series of sci-fi shorts is good, but it missed out on some of its potential.

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Undersøgelse: 4 millioner børn får hvert år astma af bilernes udstødning

Forurening fra trafikken i verdens byer har store konsekvenser for børns helbred.

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3 experts explain our new tax code

As the tax filing deadline nears, Americans continue to navigate tax season with curiosity and caution as they find how the Trump administration’s 2017 tax legislation personally affects them. Democrats criticized the legislation, originally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, but officially called An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resoluti

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Garanti i psykiatrien er en grandiøs vrangforestilling

Læger bør kunne prioritere behandling efter faglighed og ikke politisk styring. Det vil skabe længere ventetider for nogle, men samtidig sikre, at patienter, der har brug for at komme til først, netop kommer forrest i køen.

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Hidden Messages Suggest That Facebook Sees User Privacy as a Joke

Ha Ha Ha Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus just shipped tens of thousands of Touch controllers bearing hidden messages — which suggest the company thinks user privacy is a laughing matter. On Friday, Oculus executive Nate Mitchell shared a series of tweets noting that “Easter egg” labels meant for prototypes of the controllers made it into consumer units. Other labels, also meant for

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Can This Breakfast Cereal Help Save The Planet?

Some environmentalists say food production needs a fundamental reboot, with crops that stay rooted in the soil for years, like Kernza, a prairie grass. Even General Mills says it likes the idea. (Image credit: Olivia Sun/NPR)

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Terry Gilliam – The impossible dream

An American barbarian in Monty Python Chaos Muppets vs. Order Muppets (and which one Terry Gilliam is) Artistic ego: avoiding the fate of Icarus, Job, etc. None Faith in anything is its own special form of madness. It's a challenge to entropy, and entropy takes no challenge lightly. If there's any better metaphor for this struggle than trying to make a big budget movie with even a shred of integr

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Ugens debat: Kan man høste energi?

PLUS. I sidste uge satte vi fokus på IoT-enheders strøm- forbrug og muligheden for at dække det med energihøst. Det fik mange læsere på banen – både med kritik af forudsigelserne og med debat om energihøst.

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How Climate-Friendly Would Flying Cars Be?

Flying electric cars would have lower emissions over long trips than standard electric vehicles — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 13, 2019)

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

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