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Evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem found in Mount Zion excavation

Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced a second significant discovery from the 2019 season—clear evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city from 587/586 BCE.

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Gadgets can be hacked to produce 'dangerous' sounds, says researcher

Smart speakers and other devices can be turned into cyber-weapons suggests research.

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Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons

A security researcher has demonstrated how to force everyday commercial speakers to emit harmful sounds.

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Starwatch: the Perseids – our most reliable meteor shower

The annual display peaks in the early hours of Tuesday 13 August. Peak rates can reach one meteor every minute One astronomical event dominates all others this week. It is the annual Perseids meteor shower. This is a reliable meteor shower that can reach peak rates of one meteor every minute. The meteors are dust grains that were ejected as part of the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle , which orbits th

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Why Bitcoin will Fail

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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency: A threat to national economies?

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Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific

Biological oceanographer Sonia Batten experienced her lightbulb moment on the perils of too many salmon three years ago as she prepared a talk on the most important North Pacific seafood you'll never see on a plate—zooplankton.

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Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific

Biological oceanographer Sonia Batten experienced her lightbulb moment on the perils of too many salmon three years ago as she prepared a talk on the most important North Pacific seafood you'll never see on a plate—zooplankton.

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Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time

Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own.

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Typhoon Lekima death toll in eastern China rises to 32

The death toll from Typhoon Lekima rose to 32 in eastern China, local authorities said Sunday, as rescue teams worked to find more than a dozen people still missing after the storm triggered a landslide and forced the evacuation of more than a million residents.

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India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off

Indian authorities on Sunday mounted major rescue and relief efforts as the death toll from monsoon floods which cut off roads in the country's south and west rose to at least 144.

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'Toxic' Italian steel plant clean-up is a towering task

Rock climbers scale a giant canopy in Taranto to build the world's biggest iron-ore park cover as steel giant ArcelorMittal strives to clean up and turn around Italy's most polluting plant.

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J.D. Salinger’s Catcher and the Rye will be published as an ebook for the first time

Image: Little, Brown & Company J.D. Salinger’s classic novel Catcher in the Rye will be published as an ebook for the first time this week, according to The New York Times. …

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DARPA's $10 million voting machine couldn't be hacked at Defcon (for the wrong reasons) – CNET

The voting machine was supposed to be available for hackers to find security flaws. An unexpected bug stopped the experiment from starting until Defcon's day.

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The Illusion of Safety

Eye surgery could cause you to misjudge distances while driving — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Illusion of Safety

Eye surgery could cause you to misjudge distances while driving — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Navy ditches touchscreens for knobs and dials after fatal crash

A collision at sea that claimed the lives of 10 sailors has led to the Navy deciding to replace an unpopular touchscreen interface in some ships with more traditional mechanical controls. "Just …

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Russia demands Google stop advertising 'illegal' protests on YouTube

Russia is intensifying its pressure on Google to censor political dissent in the country. Media overseer Roskomnadzor has sent a letter to Google insisting that it stop promoting "illegal …

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Hungry Pennsylvania snake rescued after swallowing ‘almost half’ of own body, video shows

A snake in Pennsylvania was caught performing the circle of life — on itself.

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Watch a Drone Take Over a Nearby Smart TV

Smart TVs continue to look dumber by the day.

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The Guardian view on climate crisis: what can we do? | Editorial

Curbing meat and dairy consumption is critical to tackling global heating. But the issue must not be reduced to solely a question of personal choices It’s easy to despair. The scale of the problems we face looms as large as the shadows cast by unpalatable leaders. What stirs some into action for the first time leaves others feeling simply overwhelmed. What can any one person do? When the UN’s Inte

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War on words: cancer is a disease, not a battle | Letters

Emeritus professor Alan Bleakley and cancer patient Jacinta Elliott on the use of military metaphors, and Adrienne Betteley of Macmillan Cancer Support on end-of-life care It is heartening to see a front-page article on the burden that the use of cancer war metaphors may place on patients ( Cancer war metaphors may harm recovery , 10 August), but we should also note that such metaphors continue to

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Ten years of icy data show the flow of heat from the Arctic seafloor

In addition to 10 years of data on the flow of heat in the Arctic ocean seafloor, researchers have published an analysis of that data using modern seismic data.

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Persondata-regler bremser forskning, der kan redde liv

Forskere er frustrerede over, at de ikke må lave computeranalyser af video fra vejkryds.

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What Is the Greatest Movie Quote of All Time?

A. O. Scott, New York Times film critic and author, Better Living Through Criticism I grew up watching The Wizard of Oz on a black-and-white television set, so it wasn’t until my 20th viewing or so that I discovered that it was in color—the Oz portions, anyway. Which is why the line that Dorothy utters when she steps out into that enchanted world defines, for me, the inexhaustible magic of movies

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Spreadsheet of BCI related academic labs around the world

I'm taking inspiration from the spreadsheet on aging laboratories (see this post) that was started on /r/longevity and now has over 200 labs from all over the world (seriously, it's amazing. Look at this . Note all the tabs at the bottom). It'd be awesome if we could get something like this going for BCI labs as I'm sure lots of us are looking for places to get involved! I've got a meager start h

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Opinion | Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Let’s Not Find Out

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Socialize Lab Meat

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Space settlements could end up being company towns.

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Paleontologists Unveil Shovel-Billed Dinosaur

A new hadrosaur from Texas has a striking, shovel-shaped mouth. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Clever Warthog Eludes Lions | Serengeti

In search of food for her cubs, lioness Kali learns to never underestimate a warthog. Stream Serengeti on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/serengeti/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Serengeti https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery Follow us on Instagram: https://www

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Bees Swarm Berlin, Where Beekeeping Is Booming

Berlin has more honeybee hives than it can manage, and experts say many of the beekeepers do not have enough time or training for the hobby.

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Giant Lowestoft street art paintings to celebrate wildlife

Street artist ATM painted a kingfisher on the wall of a hairdressers in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

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Study finds the secret ingredient to academic success

A growth mindset could help students do better in school, finds a new study. 12,000 students were encouraged to grow intellectual abilities and take more challenging courses. Graduating high school is linked to better health and financial success. None What one factor is responsible for getting good grades? Of course, there's hard work, and having an engaging and qualified teacher. A well-designe

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Marianne Williamson Goes for the Gut

Updated at 10:51 a.m. ET on August 11, 2019. DES MOINES, Iowa—Marianne Williamson smells like rosewater, or some kind of flowery Yankee candle. I know this because when I asked her a question at the Iowa State Fair on Friday afternoon, she leaned in close—very close. “Actually reaching people requires a more expanded conversation than just a conversation about externalities,” Williamson told me i

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You don’t need to be concussed to be in trouble

Study finds even minor hits can cause long-term problems. Paul Biegler reports.

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New record for an obscured quasar?

If yes, it’s by quite a long way.

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Not burning would be a win-win for Indian farmers

Study highlights economic benefits of alternative approach.

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Old meets new to measure sea ice volume

Researchers add to their records using historic ships' logs.

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Science history: Humanity’s relationship with opioids

It all started thousands of years ago. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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The Moral Case for Lightning: A Global Private Payment Network

The other day, I went to buy dog food at my local pet shop. I bought a large bag of dog food and some treats for my dog that claimed to be able to make her breath smell better. Toothbrush-shaped treats. I paid with my Chase Visa card and walked out of the store. A few minutes later, I happened to check Twitter and saw an advertisement pop up—for toothbrush-shaped dog treats . I thought: this was

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That looks a bit like Velcro

Tiny scales help this midge jump without legs.

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The incredible history of the 2nd Amendment and America’s gun violence problem

In 1765, the Britain Parliament passed a Stamp Act, but people in New England rebelled against it. In response to this, the king sent two regimens of the British army to Boston to occupy the city. They were much despised by Bostonians, and this occuptation led to the Boston Massacre in 1770. Since then, many have interpreted the Second Amendment to mean the right of the people to bear arms to aid

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Tesla explodes after crash on Russian highway

A Tesla vehicle involved in a collision burst into flames and exploded on a highway near Moscow last night, local media reported. The occupants were slightly injured, but the car is toast.

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Edna O’Brien’s Lonely Girls

The novel is short and spare, and its title, Girl , sounds abstract, even generic. The setting of the story is unspecified, though it’s clear enough. It’s Nigeria, and more or less now, during the reign of terror of the Islamist insurgency group Boko Haram, here referred to simply as the Jihadis. The girl of the title, however, does have a name, Maryam, and so do many of the other suffering girls

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Why Do We Bend Our Arms When We Run?

The relationship between arm movements and gaits could help explain how arm proportions evolved in the human family tree.

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Uber’s Big Loss, Boeing’s 787 Trouble, and More Car News This Week

Uber reports its biggest loss and slowest growth in its first public quarter. An auto supplier pivots hard to electrics, and EVs appear on used car lots.

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Trump's Response to America's Mass Shootings Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Also: Beto O'Rourke called out the president for his response to America's pair of deadly shootings.

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Tardigrades Were Already on the Moon

It may not be smart to add more, but nature probably beat us to it anyway — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Beton-oversvømmet boremaskine forsinker tysk tunnel i tre år

I 2017 tvang pludselig indtrængen af vand og mudder tyske tunnelarbejdere til at oversvømme en tunnel inklusiv tunnelboremaskine med tonsvis af beton. Nu har Deutsche Bahn fundet ud af, hvordan de kommer videre med tunnelbyggeriet

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Succession Is Better Than Ever

In the fifth episode of the new season of Succession , the scabrous Roy family find themselves at the country retreat of a liberal-media doyenne, Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones), and in the entirely unfamiliar situation of having to play nice. It’s like watching cats trying to play snooker, or Donald Trump trying to read a speech off a TelePrompter without breaking into an extemporaneous brag—it can’t

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7 Best Coolers WIRED Tested For Every Budget, Any Situation

We drank chilled beverage after chilled beverage to bring you the best coolers and ice chests for every situation.

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Fractal Patterns Offer Clues to the Universe's Origin

A new look at a ubiquitous phenomenon has uncovered unexpected fractal behavior that could help explain the birth of the universe and the arrow of time.

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To Help Migrants at the Border, Aid Groups Deploy Tech

An immigrant support group builds a secure digital locker to store documents, as aid organizations rig solutions to provide cell signals.

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Controlling the shape-shifting skeletons of cells

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There’s More Than One Way to Fight Monopoly

Finally, the need for tougher antitrust enforcement is dawning on politicians across the American political spectrum. One company dominates online retail. Two ride-hailing companies dictate wages for hundreds of thousands of drivers. In agriculture, two chemical companies control the market for the most important seeds and have the leverage to gouge farmers. This is why a number of Democratic pre

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Epstein’s Death Has a Simpler Explanation

Until the end, their lives were different in countless ways. Jeffrey Epstein, 66, a wealthy white financier with many powerful friends and clients, was a previously convicted sex offender who was facing a new indictment on sex-trafficking charges when he died by suicide early yesterday in the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City. Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African Amer

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Ditch your air-conditioning. You'll be fine | Franklin Schneider

A hot room won’t usually kill you, but a hot planet will. If you feel sweaty, just imagine how your grandchildren are going to feel We think of air conditioning as a “first world” luxury, but it’s really more of an American one. In Europe, fewer than 5% of households have air conditioning, according to the International Energy Agency, and even in hot regions like Africa, Latin America and the Mid

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Højfrekvente lyde skræmmer amerikanske teenagere væk fra legepladser

Voldsomt udskældt metode til at skræmme teenagere væk fra parker og legepladser, vinder frem i USA, men ikke uden heftig debat.

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‘Perhaps the most important isotope’: how carbon-14 revolutionised science

The discovery that carbon atoms act as a marker of time of death transformed everything from biochemistry to oceanography – but the breakthrough nearly didn’t happen Martin Kamen had worked for three days and three nights without sleep. The US chemist was finishing off a project in which he and a colleague, Sam Ruben, had bombarded a piece of graphite with subatomic particles. The aim of their wor

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Democrats of All Ages Agree on Nothing

If time travelers from a distant era—say, the 1992 presidential campaign—had dropped in on this summer’s Democratic debates, they’d be entitled to wonder just whose political party they’d stumbled upon. The same could be said for a visitor from 2008 or 2012. Medicare for All? Decriminalization of illegal border crossings? Free health care for undocumented immigrants? Free college and forgiveness

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Allans job er at finde Danmarks første computerspil: 'Det er nu, hvis vi skal nå at redde det hele'

På Det Kongelige Bibliotek er Allan Christophersen begravet i gamle disketter for at redde dansk kulturarv.

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Dig in! Archaeologists serve up ancient menus for modern tables

Porridge, loaves and sauces Egyptians and Romans consumed have become today’s cookbook craze During a 1954 BBC documentary about Tollund Man, the mysterious body of a hanged man discovered in a peat bog in Denmark, the noted archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler ate a reconstruction of the 2,000-year-old’s last meal. After tasting the porridge of barley, linseed and mustard seeds, he dabbed at his mo

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Hackers could use Wi-Fi to install ranomware on DSLR cameras

Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But a vulnerability in the process could leave people’s cameras exposed

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Spørg Fagfolket: Er mælk ikke lige så klimabelastende som kød?

En læser undrer sig over, at oksekød konstant er under luppen, når vi taler klimabelastende fødevarer. Men mælk kommer jo også fra køer?

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We asked, you answered: you're holding onto your phone forever

We asked consumers and they couldn't have been clearer. They will never, ever pay $1,000 for a smartphone. They'll hold onto their phones until the dial tone truly goes dead.

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Working Solar Powered Portable EV Charging Station Commute Test Successful!

Commuting in our Nissan Leaf became possible with the solar panel powered portable EV charging station integration. Clean Technica wrote an article about our build, but now you can see it functioning too! Working Solar Panel Charging Station Nissan Leaf Commute Innovative Sustainable Solutions We will help you build one yourself, you can ask us any questions! submitted by /u/_Suneater_ [link] [co

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Why Bitcoin will Fail

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Ibuprofen and other common drugs may help antibiotic resistance spread

We’ve long known that bacteria can evolve resistance to antibiotics but now it looks like other drugs, including ibuprofen, may help this resistance spread

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Evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem found in Mount Zion excavation

Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced a second significant discovery from the 2019 …

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The five: chimeras created by science

A chimera is an organism with genetic material from two or more sources. Experiments in the field may save lives but are ethically controversial Last week, researchers led by Spanish scientist Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte announced they had created the first human-monkey chimera embryos in China . The purpose of the experiment is to investigate ways of using animals to grow human organs for trans

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Climate change conversations can be difficult for both skeptics, environmentalists

Having productive conversations about climate change isn't only challenging when dealing with skeptics, it can also be difficult for environmentalists, according to two studies presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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Otte amerikanske teenagere indlagt med lunge-skader: Kan skyldes e-cigaretter

E-cigaretter kan øge risikoen for infektioner, astma og hjerte-kar-sygdomme.

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For women like me, postponing the menopause would be a blessing | Sonia Sodha

Scientific advances that prolong fertility can only be a benefit to many would-be mothers Let us imagine for a moment that we lived in a world where male fertility dropped off a cliff by the time men hit their mid 40s, leaving a group of men who wanted to have children but couldn’t. When would science have produced a fix? I am going to hazard a guess that it would have been quite some time ago. B

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The good old days? Look deeper and the myth of ideal communities fades | Jon Lawrence

As studies of kinship show, many people were glad to escape the strains of close-knit living In the countdown to a possible no-deal exit from the EU, there are some who cling to an optimistic narrative that our community spirit will get us through. Indeed, recent experiences in Whaley Bridge lend some support to the idea that in a crisis community is revealed. The irony is that, in part, the whol

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Ethiopia’s Economy Is Booming, but at What Cost?

KANGATEN, Ethiopia—In Nyangatom, on the plains of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia, they call 2015 the “Year of China.” Around then, a bridge was built from there to Kangaten, the district capital, and CCCC (for China Communications Construction Company) appeared in giant blue lettering on the riverbank. A few years earlier, a telephone tower had been erected at the edge of town. Then a two-lan

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Luktsinnet och hörselsinnet kopplade till varandra

I en frisk hjärna kommunicerar lukt- och hörselsinnet. Men vid demenssjukdom slutar hjärndelarna att prata med varandra. Forskning visar nu att hjärnan hos råttor och människor hanterar ljud och doft på samma sätt. Det öppnar för upp nya möjligheter för forskning kring demens och utveckling av nya Alzheimersmediciner. – Doftdelen och hörseldelen svänger i takt, säger Jonas Olofsson, forskare vid S

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Evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem found in Mount Zion excavation

Archaeologists conducting an ongoing excavation on Jerusalem's Mount Zion have found evidence that appears to be a record of a major biblical event — the Babylonian conquest and sack of the city in 587/586 BCE that led to the Babylonian Exile. Amid still-partially-unexcavated Iron Age structures, the researchers found deposits of ash that also included Scythian arrowheads, broken period clay arti

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Will Smith, Robert De Niro and the Rise of the All-Digital Actor

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The real big-data problem and why only machine learning can fix it

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The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger

August 10, 1969: San Clemente, California—President Richard Nixon accused his predecessor Lyndon Baines Johnson of complicity in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Speaking with reporters on the first day of a 10-day stay at his Pacific Ocean vacation home … Of course, that never happened. Obviously. How could it; how dare it? But had it happened, such an accusation—by a president, a

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Not All Viruses Are Bad For You. Here Are Some That Can Have a Protective Effect

Latent herpes can help our body identify cancer cells.

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Only two of San Francisco's 87 public sculptures depict women — its newest will honor Maya Angelou

San Francisco board has issued a new ordinance that'll ensure 30 percent of all public art portrays female historical figures. Maya Angelou has been chosen as the first historical figure to be recognized. The sculpture concept has come down to three finalists — its completion date is slated for winter of 2020. Maya Angelou will be commemorated in a new permanent art installation in San Francisco.

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