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Can a Pill Really Help You Live Longer?

A new supplement claims to use complex systems science to help increase the human life span — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Can a Pill Really Help You Live Longer?

A new supplement claims to use complex systems science to help increase the human life span — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Svenskere 3D-printer elguitar der ikke kan smadres

Værktøjsmaskinproducenten Sandvik har bygget en elektrisk guitar i titanium og rustfrit stål der er delvist 3D-printet og umulig for rockstjerner som Yngwie Malmsteen at smadre

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The CIA says that China’s security agencies provided funds for Huawei: report

Earlier this year, the Central Intelligence Agency informed its counterparts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK that Chinese technology company Huawei has received funding …

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Klimaforskere vil bremse voksende befolkning med etbarnspolitik

Etbarnspolitik i Indien og flere lande i Afrika ville kunne hjælpe på verdens klimaproblemer, mener forskere.

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Robot Dogs Pull Truck

https://youtu.be/OnWolLQSZic Apparently these robot dogs will be available for sale in the next year. Boston dynamics are showing this off to the world, but what I am concerned about is… what kind of technology they working on behind the scenes for DARPA. ​ Thoughts? submitted by /u/L_Harris [link] [comments]

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Cornell scientists create 'living' machines that eat, grow, and evolve

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Apple dismissed Qualcomm's tech in public, while praising it in private – CNET

The iPhone maker called Qualcomm's engineering "the best" in a memo, according to a Washington Post report.

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Why I've Never Mixed Weed With Virtual Reality

VR and cannabis might seem like natural complements, but to combine them strips both of their transformative power.

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Essential financial life skills for 21st-century Americans

Americans are swimming in increasingly higher amounts of debt, even the upper middle class. For many, this burden can be alleviated by becoming familiar with some straightforward financial concepts. Here's some essential financial life skills needed to ensure your economic wellbeing. None When it comes to Americans' finances, the statistics paint a pretty grim picture. According to Northwestern M

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The Conversation

The Case for Impeachment Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals, Yoni Appelbaum argued in March. Yoni Appelbaum acknowledges that the impeachment of Donald Trump would almost certainly not result in his removal from office, but argues that it would severely damage his political prospects. This argument ignores the significant negative effects of an impeac

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New fossils suggest human ancestors evolved in Europe, not Africa

The jaw bones of an 8-million-year-old ape were discovered at Nikiti, Greece, in the '90s. Researchers speculate it could be a previously unknown species and one of humanity's earliest evolutionary ancestors. These fossils may change how we view the evolution of our species. None Homo sapiens have been on earth for 200,000 years — give or take a few ten-thousand-year stretches. Much of that time

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4/20 Traffic Accidents Claim Curbed

A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date.

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Klimaforsker svarer på politikeres krasse kritik: 'De skulle sætte sig ind i, hvor slemt det står til'

Politikerne forstår ikke omfanget af problemerne, siger klimaforsker bag forslag om etbarnspolitik.

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4/20 Traffic Accidents Claim Curbed

A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #16

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 14 through Sat, Apr 20, 2019 Editor's Pick How We Roll: Study Shows We're More Lone Wolves Than Team Players Results may explain why collective action on climate change and health policy is so difficult Credit: Steve Smith Getty Images What credo would you choose: “Share and

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Editing Our DNA with CRISPR: The Promise and Peril of Rewriting Life

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From Coffee to Popcorn, Celebrate 420 With These Futuristic CBD Edibles

By now, you’re probably familiar with CBD , a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that has exploded in popularity. The compound is thought to provide many of the benefits of marijuana, but because it lacks THC, it does not cause a mind-altering high. As such, the pot-alternative (or perhaps “pot companion” is a better description) can now be found in a variety of products, and is being used to t

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Notre Dame fire: UK ready to share conservation expertise

Stonemasons, archaeologists and craftspeople standing by to go to Paris to aid restoration France will need an army of specialists to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral and the UK is on standby to send over architects and archaeologists, conservators and craftspeople. Stonemasons and carpenters, as well as authorities on stained glass and drying out saturated buildings, are ready to cross the Channel t

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Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics

Philosopher David Albert thinks there might be a “clear and straightforward” way of thinking about quantum phenomena — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Trendspotting and Futureproofing Businesses

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Exclusive: Fuel cells and H2 'game changing' technologies

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What Atlantic Readers Thought About Marijuana in the ’90s

I n 1994, Eric Schlosser was eating breakfast at home when he received a phone call from the editor in chief of The Atlantic , Bill Whitworth. “Eric,” Schlosser recalls Whitworth asking, “is there anyone in prison right now for marijuana?” The call came as a surprise. It had been only a few months since the publication of Schlosser’s first Atlantic article—picked up from the slush pile—on the New

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The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off

Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rockets President Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature policy promises, but now he has set his sights higher: a return to the moon, five decades after humans last set foot there. The White House has spoken of landing the first woman on the moon within five years and

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Jeopardy Wasn’t Designed for a Contestant Like James Holzhauer

Ken Jennings rose to fame after an unprecedented run on Jeopardy 15 years ago: Over the course of 74 episodes, he won a total of roughly $2.5 million . Recently, a contestant named James Holzhauer has been working toward Jennings’s record at an astonishing pace. After the Friday-evening broadcast of the quiz program, Holzhauer had won about $850,000 over just 12 episodes . If he keeps up that rat

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Weekend reads: Ousted at MD Anderson; an “under-recognized variety of plagiarism;” a data thug rolls again

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 revelations about a Harvard lab being investigated by federal officials; … Continue reading Weekend reads: Ousted at MD Ande

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I tried to save my brother whose early death made me the person I am

There was no relief from grieving my brother – until I realised an important lesson When my older brother Jerry became ill with Aids in the 1980s, he was working as a psychologist in New York and I was living in a small cottage in Berkeley, California, with the man who is now my husband. I would phone Jerry every evening and fly in once a month to help him clean his apartment and stock up on food

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Space Photos of the Week: Mooooooon Shadow, Moon Shadow

Plus a Martian crater, a nebula in transition, and a glorious cluster.

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 20)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Open AI’s Dota 2 AI Steamrolls World Champion e-Sports Team With Back-to-Back Victories Nick Statt | The Verge “…[OpenAI cofounder and CEO, Sam Altman] tells me there probably does not exist a video game out there right now that a system like OpenAI Five can’t eventually master at a level beyond human capability. For the broader AI industry, mastering video games may soon

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Truck Reveal: The Custom Sparks Motors Semi | Diesel Brothers

Heavy D and the crew transform a rundown Canadian logging truck into a maxed out, custom semi to transport their builds cross country. Stream Full Episodes of Diesel Brothers: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DieselBrothersTV https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitte

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How social learning made us hugely successful as a species

What distinguishes humans is social learning — and teaching. Crucial to learning and teaching is the value of free expression. And we need political leaders who support environments of social peace and cooperation. Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society List Price: $30.00 New From: $14.00 in Stock Used From: $12.19 in Stock

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Three superb noise-cancelling headphones for traveling

Gadgets Good headphones make the best adventure buddies. Active noise-cancelling headphones make for the best travel buddy. Here's how to choose the right pair for your journey.

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When will we discover the faster-than-light travel technology?

Assuming that FTL travel is possible, and that humans will reach that speed, when do you think that will happen? And which do you think is the most likely method for this to happen? submitted by /u/Spleehae [link] [comments]

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Kangaroo Rats Channel Jackie Chan to Evade Rattlesnakes [Video]

First ever high-speed video of interaction contains big surprises — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Gilded Cage

Janny Scott, a former New York Times reporter, has staked her claim to an unusual beat: exploring secret family legacies. She roamed widely in pursuit of “the untold story of Barack Obama’s mother,” the subtitle of A Singular Woman , about Stanley Ann Dunham. This time, Scott’s terrain is her own family’s 800-acre estate, Ardrossan—a multigenerational compound outside Philadelphia that “had survi

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Gaming hele påsken? Det sker der med din krop

Ømme skuldre, dårlig søvn og livsstilsygdomme kan være konsekvenserne for din krop, hvis du gamer dagen lang.

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The Wilsons From 'Us' Are Our New Favorite Horror Family

More horror films should have families like theirs in the future.

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Facebook Fails, Russian Hacks, and More Security News This Week

The Mueller report, Facebook goofs, and more of the week's top security news.

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Battle to save frogs from global killer disease

Amphibians are under attack from multiple pathogens, say experts Frogs, salamanders, and toads across the world are now under attack from a widening range of interacting pathogens that threaten to devastate global amphibian populations. That is the stark warning of leading zoological experts who will gather this week in London in a bid to establish an emergency plan to save these endangered creatu

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Kangaroo Rats Channel Jackie Chan to Evade Rattlesnakes [Video]

First ever high-speed video of interaction contains big surprises — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Leading Cause for Wrongful Convictions: Experts Overstating Forensic Results

These three men spent decades in prison as a result of statistical exaggerations. They were among 150 men and women released from prison after their wrongful convictions were overturned in 2018.

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Why Do Our Fingernails Keep Growing Until the Day We Die?

You may give them little thought beyond when to trim them or which nail color to apply. But the humble nail laid the groundwork for our evolution into the humans we are today.

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Netflix’s Someone Great Is a Forgettably Fun Breakup Comedy

Netflix’s ongoing (and laudable) efforts to revive romantic-comedy films have moved so quickly that the company is now plowing through every subgenre available. There was Set It Up , an endlessly rewatchable workplace meet-cute flick; there was To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before , a pitch-perfect high-school throwback. Now, with Someone Great , the moviemaking debut of Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (wh

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 20, 2019)

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

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The philosophy of tragedy & the tragedy of philosophy – with Simon Critchley

Why democracy has been unpopular with philosophers Tragedy's reminder that the past isn't finished with us …and why we need art in the first place None Well into her 90's, my grandma Selma and I had this running conversation about the state of the world. She'd escaped Polish pogroms as a 5 year old, lived through the loss of half her relatives in World War II, and saw the founding of the UN in 19

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18 Best Easter Sales for 2019: Apple, Amazon, and More Tech

To escape from under that cumulus cloud of candy-colored chocolate, browse the best Easter tech deals on the Echo Dot, iPad, Garmin Fenix, and more.

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Heavy Periods? Here's How to Tell if You Have an Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder

Thousands of women are suffering a treatable problem.

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Amazon demands selfies from delivery drivers

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British Beach-Goers Could Get a Bigger Road Through Stonehenge

Well, a tunnel that passes underneath it, to be more specific. But conservationists have reservations.

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Be Grateful for the Mueller Report

Passover and Easter are religious holidays of gratitude—gratitude for the release of the Jewish people from Egypt, gratitude by Christians for the sacrifice of Jesus in redemption for humanity’s sins. The Trump administration may have cynically calculated that releasing the Mueller report on the eve of a double holiday might dampen interest, but the timing seems oddly fitting, because the special

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What If Everything Mueller Told Us Had Been New?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report gave a damning overall portrait of the president, and yet that portrait surprised no one. Because the public has been treated to so much evidence of Donald Trump’s dishonesty and hectic leadership, the shock has worn off. Finding out suddenly that one’s president is crooked is jarring; finding out slowly is numbing. Even Maggie Haberman of The New York Time

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Two Universes, One Report

It was one of the most consequential days of his presidency, and Donald Trump knew exactly where he wanted Americans getting their news. “Attorney General William Barr’s Press Conference today at 9:30 AM ET,” he wrote Thursday morning in a characteristically overcapitalized tweet. “Watch on @FoxNews @OANN.” In some other, quainter era, the president directing his fans to a pair of unabashedly par

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From the Archives: William Carlos Williams’s Poem for His Grandson

William Carlos Williams is best remembered for his spare and evocative poems: “So much depends / upon // a red wheel / barrow,” and “I have eaten / the plums / that were in / the icebox.” But in between nights spent writing poetry, he devoted most of his time to working with children as the chief of pediatrics at a New Jersey hospital. With this poem, dedicated to his grandson, he blended the two

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Trilobites: Watch a Flower That Seems to Remember When Pollinators Will Come Calling

A colorful Peruvian plant dispenses its pollen according to a savvy, memory-based system, new research suggests.

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Musk: Selvkørende Tesla klar i år

PLUS. Teslas administrerende direktør Elon Musk har meldt ud, at han er helt sikker på, at bilproducenten har udviklet en fuldt selvkørende bil inden udgangen af året. Nu går der rygter om, at den nødvendige hardware netop er sat i produktion i Model S og Model X.

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Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof.

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Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

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Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges

A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.

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Baby boom for the kakapo, New Zealand’s critically endangered parrot

There are fewer than 150 adult kakapo in New Zealand, but this year’s bumper crop of almost 90 chicks renews hope that the bird can be saved from extinction

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A realistic article on the future of electrical vehicles.

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Amazon Cozies Up to Oil & Gas, While Lagging Peers on Renewables

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Gravity Industries' $440,000 jet suit.

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Predict The Future: Ηas already been achieved using computers (2019)

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Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

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Ready for 6G? How AI will shape the network of the future

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Radio Atlantic: The Trauma at the Border

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic : Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play On Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr ordered immigration judges to stop releasing asylum seekers on bail. The move signals an even fiercer immigration policy that could include the return of family separations. A few weeks ago, the president threatened to close the southern border . Days later, he fired his Depar

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A Motto for a World-Weary Paris

PARIS—The weather suddenly turned warm here this week. In the sidewalk cafés, they’re now sipping rosé, and on the Île Saint Louis, facing the back of Notre-Dame, the café-sitters burst into applause whenever firefighters pass by in their bulky red uniform. It’s touching, even a bit sentimental, but this is now the mood in Paris, a city that has, once again, been struck by tragedy and, once again

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Madforsker: Derfor elsker du at spise æg

Få også videnskabens bud på det perfekte blødkogte æg.

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From 2D to 1D: Atomically quasi '1D' wires using a carbon nanotube template

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used carbon nanotube templates to produce nanowires of transition metal monochalcogenide (TMM), which are only 3 atoms wide in diameter. These are 50 times longer than previous attempts and can be studied in isolation, preserving the properties of atomically quasi '1D' objects. The team saw that single wires twist when perturbed, suggesting that

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NTU scientists discover sustainable way to increase seed oil yield in crops

NTU Singapore scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15% in laboratory conditions.

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Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

The Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands, a court found.

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Most Tech Today Would be Frivolous to Ancient Scientists – Facts So Romantic

The tech that most people depend on must appeal to our fears and vanities and must require continuous and rapid overturn. If it were truly necessary, the market would demand durability. Wikicommons Surrounded by advanced achievements in medicine, space exploration, and robotics, people can be forgiven for thinking our time boasts the best technology. So I was startled last year to hear Sarah Stro

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Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

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Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.

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What if nuclear just needs a rebranding?

There has been a lot of discussion on Gen III & IV nuclear plants being an answer for green energy, but the main problem seems to be public perception & unfounded safety concerns. What if these new generation plants relabeled themselves to drop the words “nuclear” & “reactor”? It sounds basic and silly, but it is used in the food industry all the time. Nobody wanted to eat Patagonian Toothfish, b

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Portugal is betting on artificial intelligence to boost exports

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{alpha}-Sheet secondary structure in amyloid {beta}-peptide drives aggregation and toxicity in Alzheimer’s disease [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by the deposition of β-sheet–rich, insoluble amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) plaques; however, plaque burden is not correlated with cognitive impairment in AD patients; instead, it is correlated with the presence of toxic soluble oligomers. Here, we show, by a variety of different techniques, that these Aβ…

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Delta-secretase-cleaved Tau antagonizes TrkB neurotrophic signalings, mediating Alzheimer’s disease pathologies [Neuroscience]

BDNF, an essential trophic factor implicated in synaptic plasticity and neuronal survival, is reduced in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). BDNF deficiency’s association with Tau pathology in AD is well documented. However, the molecular mechanisms accounting for these events remain incompletely understood. Here we show that BDNF deprivation triggers Tau proteolytic cleavage…

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Visual attention is not limited to the oculomotor range [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Both patients with eye movement disorders and healthy participants whose oculomotor range had been experimentally reduced have been reported to show attentional deficits at locations unreachable by their eyes. Whereas previous studies were mainly based on the evaluation of reaction times, we measured visual sensitivity before saccadic eye movements and…

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Three-dimensional architecture of epithelial primary cilia [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

We report a complete 3D structural model of typical epithelial primary cilia based on structural maps of full-length primary cilia obtained by serial section electron tomography. Our data demonstrate the architecture of primary cilia differs extensively from the commonly acknowledged 9+0 paradigm. The axoneme structure is relatively stable but gradually…

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Sideways and stable crack propagation in a silicone elastomer [Engineering]

We have discovered a peculiar form of fracture that occurs in a highly stretchable silicone elastomer (Smooth-On Ecoflex 00–30). Under certain conditions, cracks propagate in a direction perpendicular to the initial precut and in the direction of the applied load. In other words, the crack deviates from the standard trajectory…

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Unifying photocycle model for light adaptation and temporal evolution of cation conductance in channelrhodopsin-2 [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Although channelrhodopsin (ChR) is a widely applied light-activated ion channel, important properties such as light adaptation, photocurrent inactivation, and alteration of the ion selectivity during continuous illumination are not well understood from a molecular perspective. Herein, we address these open questions using single-turnover electrophysiology, time-resolved step-scan FTIR, and Raman s

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Component of splicing factor SF3b plays a key role in translational control of polyribosomes on the endoplasmic reticulum [Biochemistry]

One of the morphological hallmarks of terminally differentiated secretory cells is highly proliferated membrane of the rough endoplasmic reticulum (ER), but the molecular basis for the high rate of protein biosynthesis in these cells remains poorly documented. An important aspect of ER translational control is the molecular mechanism that supports…

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Data gaps and opportunities for comparative and conservation biology [Population Biology]

Biodiversity loss is a major challenge. Over the past century, the average rate of vertebrate extinction has been about 100-fold higher than the estimated background rate and population declines continue to increase globally. Birth and death rates determine the pace of population increase or decline, thus driving the expansion or…

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Cortical patterning of abnormal morphometric similarity in psychosis is associated with brain expression of schizophrenia-related genes [Neuroscience]

Schizophrenia has been conceived as a disorder of brain connectivity, but it is unclear how this network phenotype is related to the underlying genetics. We used morphometric similarity analysis of MRI data as a marker of interareal cortical connectivity in three prior case–control studies of psychosis: in total, n =…

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Hydrogen bonding steers the product selectivity of electrocatalytic CO reduction [Chemistry]

The product selectivity of many heterogeneous electrocatalytic processes is profoundly affected by the liquid side of the electrocatalytic interface. The electrocatalytic reduction of CO to hydrocarbons on Cu electrodes is a prototypical example of such a process. However, probing the interactions of surface-bound intermediates with their liquid reaction environment poses…

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New age for progressive multiple sclerosis [Commentaries]

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating, and neurodegenerative disease with high prevalence between 20 to 50 y of age and a predominant 3:1 female:male ratio. Heterogeneous in its pathological and clinical manifestations (1), MS has been classified into relapsing–remitting and progressive forms. Primary progressive MS (PPMS) is defined as…

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Alarmone Ap4A is elevated by aminoglycoside antibiotics and enhances their bactericidal activity [Microbiology]

Second messenger molecules play important roles in the responses to various stimuli that can determine a cell's fate under stress conditions. Here, we report that lethal concentrations of aminoglycoside antibiotics result in the production of a dinucleotide alarmone metabolite–diadenosine tetraphosphate (Ap4A), which promotes bacterial cell killing by this class of…

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Large bandgap of pressurized trilayer graphene [Applied Physical Sciences]

Graphene-based nanodevices have been developed rapidly and are now considered a strong contender for postsilicon electronics. However, one challenge facing graphene-based transistors is opening a sizable bandgap in graphene. The largest bandgap achieved so far is several hundred meV in bilayer graphene, but this value is still far below the…

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Expeditious, scalable solution growth of metal oxide films by combustion blade coating for flexible electronics [Chemistry]

Metal oxide (MO) semiconductor thin films prepared from solution typically require multiple hours of thermal annealing to achieve optimal lattice densification, efficient charge transport, and stable device operation, presenting a major barrier to roll-to-roll manufacturing. Here, we report a highly efficient, cofuel-assisted scalable combustion blade-coating (CBC) process for MO film…

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Signatures of slip in dewetting polymer films [Physics]

Thin polymer films on hydrophobic substrates are susceptible to rupture and hole formation. This, in turn, initiates a complex dewetting process, which ultimately leads to characteristic droplet patterns. Experimental and theoretical studies suggest that the type of droplet pattern depends on the specific interfacial condition between the polymer and the…

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MAPK pathway and B cells overactivation in multiple sclerosis revealed by phosphoproteomics and genomic analysis [Systems Biology]

Dysregulation of signaling pathways in multiple sclerosis (MS) can be analyzed by phosphoproteomics in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). We performed in vitro kinetic assays on PBMCs in 195 MS patients and 60 matched controls and quantified the phosphorylation of 17 kinases using xMAP assays. Phosphoprotein levels were tested for…

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Could hydrogen help save nuclear?

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Hyena Society Stability Has Last Laugh

Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports.

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AI as a job saver? Why Japan's auto industry is embracing Industry 4.0 | ZDNet

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Hyena Society Stability Has Last Laugh

Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Atlantic Daily: A City Dominated by a Single Industry of Rich People

What We’re Following San Francisco’s out-of-control housing crisis is about to get a lot worse. The hub of Silicon Valley’s tech giants is swimming with rich people pushing up housing costs. But this year, a slew of major companies headquartered in the city—from Uber to Lyft to Pinterest—are expected to go public, injecting the city with a yet another crop of millionaires. One software engineer f

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Hyena Society Stability Has Last Laugh

Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Ancestry.com’s Racist Ad Tumbles Into a Cultural Minefield

A slavery-themed ad for Ancestry.com exposes the awkward relationship between America's darkest history and the current boom in family-tree building.

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The Demography of the World Population from 1950 to 2100

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High performance solid-state sodium-ion battery

Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers have now reported developing an organic cathode that dramatically improves both stability and energy density.

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Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption

Physicists have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental laws of physics.

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Jesus Wasn't the Only Man to Be Crucified. Here's the History Behind This Brutal Practice.

The most famous crucifixion in the world took place when, according to the New Testament, Jesus was put to death by the Romans. But he was far from the only person who perished on the cross.

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NASA Announces Upcoming ISS Crews, Which Won't Fly Commercial

Ever since the space shuttle retired in 2011, NASA has been paying Russia for rides to the International Space Station. They'd hoped that dependency would finally end in 2019. But with its new lineup of flights and launch dates released this week, the space agency acknowledged they're not quite done needing Russia's Soyuz rockets yet. NASA will remain dependent on Russia for the next round of spac

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Ready, Set, Joe

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, April 19. (Michael Dwyer / AP) Done Biden His Time: Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for president, reports Edward-Isaac Dovere. He’ll make it official with a video next week. But the campaign is still making key decisions, such as whether to make the announcement on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art or in Charlottesville, Virginia. + Th

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An Insane 'Jeopardy!' Run, How to Prep for 4/20, and More

Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.

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H.M.S. Challenger: Humanity's First Real Glimpse of the Deep Oceans

We know more about the surface of the moon than about the ocean floor. Scientists estimate that 91 percent of life under the sea hasn’t been discovered yet and more than 80 percent of the ocean has never been explored. What we do know about the ocean makes it almost more mysterious. It’s an alien landscape, complete with undersea mountain ranges and trenches deeper than Mount Everest is tall, home

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Last week in tech: Fancy cars, folded smartphones, and robot dogs pulling a truck

Technology Listen to our podcast. Please. Just do it. Don't think about it. Just do it. Catch up on tech news the old fashioned way. (I don't know what the new way is).

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BioNyt Videnskabens Verden (www.bionyt.dk) er Danmarks ældste populærvidenskabelige tidsskrift for naturvidenskab. Det er det eneste blad af sin art i Danmark, som er helliget international forskning inden for livsvidenskaberne.

Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.

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