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Scientists Made a Robotic Hand So Soft It Can Handle a Jelly Fish

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Robots are working retail jobs at Walmart now

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Draft UN report warns of rising seas, storm surges, melting permafrost

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1.3 billion tons of food being wasted each year. Can we stop it?

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Microbes may play a role in heart attack onset

Microorganisms in the body may contribute to destabilisation of coronary plaques and subsequent heart attack, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.(1)

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UK Biobank Requires Earth's Geneticists To Cooperate, Not Compete

A project that shares medical information from 500,000 volunteers is driving innovative research around the world. The richness of the database means scientists are motivated to make it even better. (Image credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Ny motorteknologi kommer måske for sent

PLUS. ANALYSE: Mens vi venter på elbilernes store gennembrud, har forbrændingsmotoren til personbiler måske fået en livline, som gør den mere effektiv – og mere alsidig.

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6 Best Camping Stoves for 2019 (Portable Propane Gas Stoves)

We sautéed, boiled, and burned our food to find the best portable propane gas stoves for your next outdoor adventure.

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Cops Take Over a Botnet to Clear Malware Off Nearly a Million PCs

Attacking Iran, a web host data breach, and more of the week's top security news.

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a Think Again mixtape for 2019

None When I was a teenager and music was still on cassettes, a mixtape was an act of love. The selection and sequence of songs were a kind of message to the listener that left plenty of space for their own thoughts and feelings. Back in June Think Again hit its fourth year and its 200th show and it feels like the right time to take a step back and revisit some of the places the conversation has g

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Diabetes medication shows potential to reduce heart disease

A new study from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada shed lights on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect against heart disease.

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How Big Is the Universe?

Ever wanted to time travel? Just look out at the night sky.

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Airbnb Starts to Play Nice With Cities

The short-term rental startup has settled lawsuits with Boston and Miami, agreeing to turn over data officials say they need to police the industry.

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29 Best Labor Day Sales (2019): Tech, Laptops, TV, Gaming, Etc

From iPads to water filters, we’ve scoured the last of the summer’s deals to find our absolute favorites.

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How Twin XL Beds Took Over College Campuses

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, several outbreaks of infectious disease in the U.S. , including the flu, tuberculosis, and pneumonia, prompted public-health officials and homemaking experts to suggest a tweak to American bedrooms as a safety measure: Couples (and children) sleep in separate beds. As a result, twin beds quickly entrenched themselves as a staple in American homes and rem

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Tiny wearable cameras may improve quality of life in heart failure patients

The ever-present devices that seem to track all our moves can be annoying, intrusive or worse, but for heart failure patients, tiny wearable cameras could prove life-enhancing, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

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Ugens debat: Forkerte tal eller ej – hvorfor dog genanvende plast?

Ingeniørens forside i sidste uge fortalte, at Danmarks største affaldsselskab, Vestforbrænding, i årevis har hævdet at genanvende 75 pct. af borgernes plast­affald, på trods af at det reelle tal er omkring 30 pct. Historien trak overskrifter i mange andre medier og fik også læserne på ing.dk på b…

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If reality is a data structure, can the simulation theory hold up?

Professor of cognitive science Donald Hoffman presents his theory that the world we perceive is a virtual reality. Hoffman has tested this theory by running successful computer simulations that suggest there is no objective reality. When it comes to Nick Bostrom's simulation theory, Hoffman agrees with parts and disagrees with others. Hoffman argues that, while space time and physical objects do

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Forskere: Gener har stor betydning for, hvem der bliver tykke – så drop fordommene

Overvægt handler ikke kun om at spise for meget, fastslår forskning.

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What Dorian Could Do

The Louisiana writer Walker Percy got a lift from approaching hurricanes. The need to jump into action is so exhilarating that people forget their malaise and despair. Will Barrett, the passive, autobiographical southerner in Percy’s 1966 novel, The Last Gentleman , had the impression that “not just he but other people felt better in hurricanes.” Even amid the eye, “everything was yellow and stil

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The Rom-Com With a ‘Work Less’ Message

Gabriela Diaz, the protagonist of Netflix’s newest rom-com, Falling Inn Love , thinks the world is planted firmly beneath her feet. The San Francisco designer, played by Christina Milian, begins the film with a clear routine in place: virtual-reality-assisted stationary cycling, strict yoga sessions, grueling hours at a firm run by unappreciative blockheads, and carb-free dinner dates with her si

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Hurricane Dorian Is Now a Major Category 4 Storm

The monster storm has been getting stronger, but its predicted track moves it a hair away from South Florida.

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Physicists Have Published Instructions For a DIY Wormhole

Some entirely theoretical components required.

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Ny fremskrivning dokumenterer, at Danmark er milevidt fra regeringens klimamål

Danmark mangler at skære 24 procent af sin CO2-udledning, 17 mio. tons om året, hvis den nye regering skal opfylde målsætningen for 2030, og når det gælder transport og landbrug svigter vi foreløbig vores EU-forpligtelser.

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Aspirin should not be recommended for healthy people over 70

Low-dose aspirin does not prolong disability-free survival of healthy people over 70, even in those at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease. The late breaking results of the ASPREE trial are presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

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Internal bleeding after heart attack may trigger suspicion of cancer

Bleeding during the first six months after discharge from hospital for a heart attack is linked with a subsequent cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

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Motivational text messages help patients with diabetes

A low-cost text-messaging program improves blood sugar control in patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease. That's the finding of the CHAT-DM randomized trial reported today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Sedentary lifestyle for 20 years linked to doubled mortality risk compared to being active

Two decades of a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a two times risk of premature death compared to being physically active, according to results from the HUNT study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

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Inaktiv livsstil i 20 år fordobler risikoen for at dø tidligt

Norsk studie peger på, at fysisk aktivitet hele livet giver den maksimale helbredsfordel.

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Iowa’s Most Famous Pollster Faces Her Toughest Test Yet

She’s been called the “best pollster in politics” and the “ queen of the Iowa caucuses .” But in the 2020 election, she’s confronting significant uncertainty in how the caucuses will unfold. J. Ann Selzer, the head of the Des Moines Register ’s Iowa Poll, first became the subject of national attention in 2008, when her survey correctly showed that Barack Obama would win the Iowa contest, thanks t

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A New Lake Grows in Kilauea Caldera

A very different kind of lake is growing inside Halema‘uma‘u crater — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Aldrig for sent med statiner mod blokerede arterier

Schweizisk studie viser, at det er essentielt at være vedholdende med statiner for patienter med perifer arteriel sygdom.

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Influenzavaccine sænker risikoen for dødsfald

Patienter med forhøjet blodtryk kan reducerer deres risiko for dødsfald med 18 pct., hvis de bliver vaccineret mod influenza, viser dansk undersøgelse præsenteret på ESC-kongressen.

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Bahamas, Florida in path of 'dangerous' Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" storm on Friday as it bore down on the Bahamas and the east coast of the US state of Florida.

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Här får SVT:s team se de konkreta spåren av uppvärmningen i fjällen

Växter och djur är på väg att försvinna för alltid när klimatförändringarna slår extra hårt mot norra Sveriges fjälltrakter. Klimatforskaren Keith Larsen visar SVT:s team de konkreta och tydliga spåren av uppvärmningen – förändringar som lokalbefolkningen redan börjat känna av.

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17.000 år gammel puma-pølle gemmer på verdens ældste parasit

Det er et utroligt fund, siger dansk ekspert.

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Accuracy of lab procedures

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AIs that deblur faces could make people on CCTV easier to identify

Artificial intelligence that deblurs photos of people’s faces could be used to improve facial recognition of surveillance images

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Københavns første elværk fik folk til at græde i Gothersgade

Det var en overvældende oplevelse for københavnerne at opleve de elektriske gadelygter blive tændt i 1892. Borgerrepræsentationen så dog ikke store perspektiver i benyttelsen af elektrisk kraft til motorer.

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Fires not the only threat facing Amazon

Raging wildfires have drawn the world's attention to the Amazon but immolation is just one of the dangers facing the world's largest rain forest, environmental experts across the region say.

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Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida

Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a direct hit on the state's east coast or inflict a glancing blow.

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Eating nuts linked with lower risk of fatal heart attack and stroke

Eating nuts at least twice a week is associated with a 17% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

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People who are naturally slim have smaller and more active fat cells

Some people can eat as much as they like without putting on weight because their fat cells burn extra energy by continuously making and breaking fat molecules

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Pollution and noise reduction advised in ESC guidelines on chronic coronary syndromes

The detrimental impact of pollution and noise on patients with chronic coronary syndromes is highlighted for the first time in European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.

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New guidance on potentially fatal blood clots published today

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on acute pulmonary embolism are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. They were developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS).

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European guidelines on lipid control advocate 'lower is better' for cholesterol levels

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular disease, especially in high and very high risk patients. That's one of the main messages of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Guidelines on dyslipidaemias published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.

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Guidelines on management of fast heartbeat published today

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on supraventricular tachycardia are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. The document highlights how catheter ablation is revolutionizing care for this group of common arrhythmias.

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Guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases published today

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. They were developed in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

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'Hvis du har lyst, så spis den': Eksperter stempler ikke frysepizza som ’usund’

I jagten på sundhed kan færdigmad let blive syndebukke. Men så enkelt er det nok slet ikke.

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India Is Testing the Bounds of Citizenship

NELLIE, India—On a nippy morning decades ago, a mob approached this town of small water bodies and paddy fields in the hills of the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The Assam Movement, a years-long campaign forged by a student organization, was at its apex, railing against “illegal immigrants” on the electoral rolls. In Nellie and towns nearby, that meant Bengali Muslims. Tensions had simmered

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Elon Musk says AI will soon make us look like monkeys

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'Siri, release my shoes': Nike unveils Back To The Future-style trainers

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Assuming that some day there are large communities of superintelligent AI, do you think they would ever declare war on each other?

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Country diary: King Alfred's to blame for supper getting burnt

Joan’s Hole, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire: An extended campfire yarn unfurls around some unusual-looking fungi Fruit has just started falling in the damson orchard. We can’t help squashing those that lie on the narrow paths to the rusting shepherd’s hut that’s home for a few days. There’s no phone signal, no wifi, and we’ve eschewed the camp stove in favour of the outdoor fireplace. Smoke

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Space wars: Trump's ready for his next big fight – in orbit

New space command reveals fears over vulnerability of superpowers’ satellites Donald Trump’s declaration that space represents “the next warfighting domain” comes at a time when nervous superpowers are taking an idea that once belonged to the realms of fiction increasingly seriously. US military briefings leading to Trump’s formal announcement of a new, separate space command argued that “an emer

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The International Space Station Is More Valuable than Many People Realize

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Researchers reverse obesity in mice using CRISPR-Cas9

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Google contract workers vote to form a union amid employee discord over treatment

The workers, about 90 in all, analyze data and perform other technical roles for Google at its office in Pittsburgh.

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Generic language in scientific communication [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Scientific communication poses a challenge: To clearly highlight key conclusions and implications while fully acknowledging the limitations of the evidence. Although these goals are in principle compatible, the goal of conveying complex and variable data may compete with reporting results in a digestible form that fits (increasingly) limited publication formats….

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Comprehensive genomic profiling of glioblastoma tumors, BTICs, and xenografts reveals stability and adaptation to growth environments [Medical Sciences]

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most deadly brain tumor, and currently lacks effective treatment options. Brain tumor-initiating cells (BTICs) and orthotopic xenografts are widely used in investigating GBM biology and new therapies for this aggressive disease. However, the genomic characteristics and molecular resemblance of these models to GBM tumors remain…

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Distortion-free inside-out imaging for rapid diagnostics of rechargeable Li-ion cells [Applied Physical Sciences]

Safety risks associated with modern high energy-dense rechargeable cells highlight the need for advanced battery screening technologies. A common rechargeable cell exposed to a uniform magnetic field creates a characteristic field perturbation due to the inherent magnetism of electrochemical materials. The perturbation pattern depends on the design, state of charge,…

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Crispr now capable of editing entire chromosomes

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Sweden bans facial recognition technology in schools

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Science Summary for last month (July 2019)

https://i.imgur.com/iPueTfB.jpg Made this summary of arguably the most important science of last month. Selection of items is via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_in_science . If you like these summaries I could post them every first Saturday of the month. This one is late due to various delays. SOURCES : Heart tissue Study Reforestation Study Solar sail Notes: some other attempts and partial d

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Energy's Future – Battery and Storage Technologies

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How Hurricanes Influence Spider Aggressiveness

As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, consider that feeding style means that aggressive tangle-web spider colonies produce more offspring after severe weather, while docile colonies do better in calm conditions.

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EPA forces VW to correct gas mileage on 98,000 vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making Volkswagen Group correct fuel economy labels for about 98,000 gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Exposing our hidden biases curbs their influence, new research suggests

A study finds that even becoming aware of your own implicit bias can help you overcome it. We all have biases. Some of them are helpful — others not so much. None When we talk about a bias, what we're talking about, as Harvard University social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji puts it , is a shortcut our brain has created so that we don't have spend time and energy thinking about how we feel each tim

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How Hurricanes Influence Spider Aggressiveness

As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, consider that feeding style means that aggressive tangle-web spider colonies produce more offspring after severe weather, while docile colonies do better in… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Hurricanes Influence Spider Aggressiveness

As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, consider that feeding style means that aggressive tangle-web spider colonies produce more offspring after severe weather, while docile colonies do better in… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Sacklers vs. States: Settlement Talks Stumble Over Foreign Business

The Sackler family is willing to give up Purdue Pharma to settle all claims related to the opioid crisis, but is resisting a quick sale of its overseas drug company.

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Hand- versus machine-harvested juice and cider apples: A comparison of phenolic profiles

Study conducted to determine if there is a measurable impact of harvest method on the phenolic profile of 'Brown Snout' juice and cider to better inform equipment adoption. Over-the-row machine harvesting resulted in a final product of similar quality at reduced labor costs, and thus shows potential for increasing the commercial sustainability of cider apple operations.

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Emotion recognition deficits impede community integration after traumatic brain injury

Researchers have found a correlation between deficits in facial emotion recognition and poor community integration in individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Their findings have implications for the development of rehabilitative interventions to reduce social isolation in this population, improve outcomes, and increase quality of life.

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Synthesis of UV absorbers from cashew nut shell liquid

Researchers succeeded in using cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) as a substitute for petroleum in organic synthesis. Their aim was the development of a sustainable synthesis of soluble organic UV filters.

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Marathoners, take your marks…and fluid and salt!

Legend states that after the Greek army defeated the invading Persian forces near the city of Marathon in 490 B.C.E., the courier Pheidippides ran to Athens to report the victory and then immediately dropped dead. The story — and the distance Pheidippides covered — inspired the modern marathon, a grueling 26.2-mile contest that attracts some 1.3 million runners annually to compete in the more th

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Rejected

Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. We have many other free email newsletters on a variety of other topics. Browse the full list. What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, August 30. ‣ A Guantanamo Bay military court judge has set January 2021 as the trial date for the men accused of plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks. ‣ Citing security concerns, the Democratic National Committee

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How Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Was Hacked

Like so many Twitter attacks lately, it was a SIM swap.

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Humans started transforming Earth a lot earlier than we thought

Humans started farming and keeping livestock hundreds of years earlier than thought before. (Andrea Kay/) Today, humans are changing the planet at an unprecedented rate. Despite the threat of climate change, we're increasing our fossil fuel emissions. We've also imperiled up to one million species and altered over 70 percent of the land's ice-free surface. While the magnitude of global change tod

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Biochar: A better start to rain forest restoration

An indigenous farming technique that's been around for thousands of years provides the basis for restoring rain forests stripped clear of trees by gold mining and other threats.

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Defrosting surfaces in seconds

Researchers have developed a way to remove ice and frost from surfaces extremely efficiently, using less than 1% of the energy and less than 0.01% of the time needed for traditional defrosting methods. Instead of conventional defrosting, which melts all the ice or frost from the top layer down, the researchers established a technique that melts the ice where the surface and the ice meet, so the ic

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HOT SHOT findings could save defense tech developers time and money

An early milestone for developing missile technologies is to show they can work in computer-simulations or large-scale field tests that shake and spin components without falling to pieces.

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A lecture program about climate change for people with learning disabilities

Earlier this year I was asked if I could support a lecture program about climate change for people with learning disabilities. The program was organised by Christa Rommel who works at the Remstal Werkstätten which are part of the Diakonie Stetten in southern Germany. They regularly offer such lecture programs for the people working there in order to have them learn about and get involved with gen

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The Australopiths: Our Ancient, Ape-like Forefathers

A reconstruction of the skull of Australopithecus afarensis. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) 1.2 to 4.4 million years ago was a happening time in human evolution. It’s when our evolutionary branch — the hominins — diversified into about a dozen species, collectively known as Australopiths. The most famous of these creatures is Lucy, the partial skeleton of a roughly 3-foot-6-inch female discovered in

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Hand- versus machine-harvested juice and cider apples: A comparison of phenolic profiles

A study out of Washington State University sought to determine if there is a measurable impact of harvest method on the phenolic profile of 'Brown Snout' juice and cider to better inform equipment adoption.

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Hand- versus machine-harvested juice and cider apples: A comparison of phenolic profiles

A study out of Washington State University sought to determine if there is a measurable impact of harvest method on the phenolic profile of 'Brown Snout' juice and cider to better inform equipment adoption.

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Last week in tech: A massive iPhone hack, Nike’s voice-controlled sneakers, and KFC’s vegan fried chicken

Is Apple hiding hints about the new phone in this event invite graphic? Maybe. (Apple/) Hacking an iPhone is hard and, generally, pretty expensive. In fact, history suggests that agencies have paid between $1 million and $2 million dollars for the privilege. This week, however, security researchers from Google's Project Zero discovered a collection of hacked websites designed to install monitorin

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Hurricane puts 10 million in the crosshairs in Florida

An increasingly alarming Hurricane Dorian menaced a corridor of some 10 million people—and put Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in the crosshairs—as it steamed toward Florida on Friday with the potential to become the most powerful storm to hit the state's east coast in nearly 30 years.

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NASA satellites on-hand as Dorian becomes a category 3 hurricane

As Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, NASA's fleet of satellites were gathering data during the day to assist weather forecasters and scientists. At 2:00 pm EDT the National Hurricane Center (NHC) posted a supplemental advisory. NHC reports that "extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian poses a significant threat to Florida and the north

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The H.M.S. Terror Sank in the 1840s. See What It Looks Like Now.

An underwater exploration this month revealed the wreckage, much of it well preserved by cold water, lack of light and layers of silt, that likely contains documents with information about an ill-fated expedition that set sail in 1845.

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Eliminating visual stimulation may help counter symptoms of spatial neglect after stroke

A recent report has described the effects of binocular occlusion in a patient with spatial neglect and severe posture impairment.

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Biochar: A better start to rain forest restoration

An indigenous farming technique that's been around for thousands of years provides the basis for restoring rain forests stripped clear of trees by gold mining and other threats.

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Evidence for past high-level sea rise

Scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago — a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era — sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day.

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Amazon deforestation has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil

The loss of forest cover in the Amazon has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil, according to a new study.

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Defrosting surfaces in seconds

Researchers have developed a way to remove ice and frost from surfaces extremely efficiently, using less than 1% of the energy and less than 0.01% of the time needed for traditional defrosting methods. Instead of conventional defrosting, which melts all the ice or frost from the top layer down, the researchers established a technique that melts the ice where the surface and the ice meet, so the ic

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This protein is how creatures sense cold

Researchers have identified a receptor protein that can detect when winter is coming.

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An Unprecedented iPhone Hack, a Wi-Fi Leg Implant, and More News

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

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Senators on Protecting Kids' Privacy: 'It's Complicated'

Even conservative lawmakers say they're open to more regulation when it comes to tech companies and children online. So where is it?

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August's Stellar Space Pictures

Take a tour through the lenses of space telescopes. 2_hanging.jpg Engineers at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Redondo Beach, California assemble NASA'S James Webb Space Telescope for the first time. Image credits: NASA/Chris Gunn Space Friday, August 30, 2019 – 17:00 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (Inside Science) — Telescopes are the key to understanding the cosmos. From the humble citize

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Twitter CEO account hacked, offensive tweets posted

Twitter said Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been "compromised" after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.

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The next clean energy source? Snow.

UCLA scientists have invented a cheap, flexible, and simple device called snow-TENG that generates electricity when it comes into contact with snow. Scientists have known that snow carries an electrical charge for several decades, but this device is one of the first to capitalize on that effect. The researchers believe that snow-TENG could be used in movement-tracking applications or as a simple

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Australia Says Great Barrier Reef Has 'Very Poor' Outlook, Climate Change To Blame

"Despite concerted efforts and investments, the condition of the Great Barrier Reef has declined since 2014, and this is largely due to the impacts from climate change," the main scientist said. (Image credit: William West /AFP/Getty Images)

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New CRISPR tools can cut, splice whole chromosomes

Until recently, the gene-editing tool CRISPR has only been able to make changes within single genes. The new tools allow scientists to cut and splice larger chunks of genetic material. The findings will likely have major implications for a variety of research fields, and also allow researchers to create synthetic species that can produce molecules not made by natural organisms. None Since 2012, t

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New radiomics model uses immunohistochemistry to predict thyroid nodules

Researchers have validated a first-of-its-kind machine learning-based model to evaluate immunohistochemical characteristics in patients with suspected thyroid nodules, achieving 'excellent performance' for individualized noninvasive prediction of the presence of cytokeratin 19, galectin 3, and thyroperoxidase based upon CT images.

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Study suggests transplanting Hep C-infected kidneys to uninfected donors safe, study suggests

Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study.

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Understanding probiotic yeast

Researchers have discovered that Saccharomyces boulardii, a yeast with probiotic properties, produces uniquely excessive amounts of acetic acid, the main component of vinegar. They were also able to find the genetic basis for this trait, which allowed them to modify the acetic acid production of the yeast.

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The EPA Says Methane Rules Are Bad for Industry—It's Wrong

Drones and satellites make it easy to detect and plug methane leaks, benefitting oil and gas companies and the environment alike.

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What I Didn’t Do This Summer

Our reporter missed the solar eclipse. But he did handle a cosmic affair in Hudson Valley.

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How to simulate softness

What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow, a piece of clay or a rubber ball? By exploring this question in detail, researchers discovered clever tricks to design materials that replicate different levels of perceived softness. The findings provide fundamental insights into designing tactile materials and haptic interfaces

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Storage and release of mechanical waves without energy loss

A new discovery could allow light and sound waves to be stored intact for an indefinite period of time and then direct it toward a desired location on demand. Such a development would greatly facilitate the ability to manipulate waves for a variety of desired uses, including energy harvesting, quantum computing, structural-integrity monitoring, information storage, and more.

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NASA satellites on-hand as Dorian becomes a category 3 hurricane

As Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, NASA's fleet of satellites were gathering data during the day to assist weather forecasters and scientists. At 2:00 pm EDT the National Hurricane Center (NHC) posted a supplemental advisory. NHC reports that 'extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian poses a significant threat to Florida and the north

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Biochar: A better start to rain forest restoration

An indigenous farming technique that's been around for thousands of years provides the basis for restoring rain forests stripped clear of trees by gold mining and other threats.

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NASA's Tiny New Atomic Clock Could Let Spacecraft Drive Themselves in Deep Space

NASA has switched on a new, super-precise, space-based atomic clock that the agency hopes will one day form the backbone of a new generation of space exploration technologies.

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Early start of 20th century Arctic sea ice decline

Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. Both have happened much faster than predicted by climate models, and observed Arctic warming is much stronger than the global average. Projections suggest that Arctic summer sea-ice may virtually disappear within the course of the next fifty or even thirty years.

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You can now get married by Duke Nukem

Themed weddings are a staple of Las Vegas but you won’t have to travel to Sin City to get hitched by Duke Nukem.

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‘Cyberpunk’ developer will keep making ‘Witcher’ games

In what amounts to the most concrete confirmation yet that it plans to develop a new mainline Witcher game, CD Projekt Red says it's moving to a "dual-franchise model." …

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Emotion recognition deficits impede community integration after traumatic brain injury

Dr. Helen Genova: 'Our findings suggest that deficits in facial emotion recognition may contribution to the social isolation experienced by so many people with traumatic brain injury. By incorporating appropriate interventions to improve facial emotion recognition into rehabilitative care, we may see improvement in community integration, and increases in quality of life for both individuals and th

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Hand- versus machine-harvested juice and cider apples: A comparison of phenolic profiles

Study conducted to determine if there is a measurable impact of harvest method on the phenolic profile of 'Brown Snout' juice and cider to better inform equipment adoption. Over-the-row machine harvesting resulted in a final product of similar quality at reduced labor costs, and thus shows potential for increasing the commercial sustainability of cider apple operations.

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USF-led team deciphers sea level rise from the last time Earth's CO2 set record highs

Mallorcan cave yields 3-million-year-old geologic evidence giving scientists new insight into past climate change.

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Early start of 20th century arctic sea ice decline

Boulder, Colo., USA: Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. Both have happened much faster than predicted by climate models, and observed Arctic warming is much stronger than the global average. Projections suggest that Arctic summer sea-ice may virtually disappear within the course of the next fifty or even thirty years.

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Moving faster in a crowd

Cell particles move more quickly through a crowded cellular environment when the crowding molecules are non-uniformly distributed. New research also shows that particle transport in crowded cells can actually be faster than movement in a non-crowded environment as long as the particles are moving from densely crowded areas to less crowded areas. Understanding the rate at which particles move in th

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Oxygen depletion in ancient oceans caused major mass extinction

Late in the prehistoric Silurian Period, around 420 million years ago, a devastating mass extinction event wiped 23 percent of all marine animals from the face of the planet.

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The 'universal break-up criterion' of hot, flowing lava?

Thomas Jones' "universal break-up criterion" won't help with meltdowns of the heart, but it will help volcanologists study changing lava conditions in common volcanic eruptions.

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Telltale Games Seems to Be Rising From the Dead

Also, 'Destiny 2' is getting something that looks like a Battle Pass and there might be new 'Witcher' games on the way.

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The 'universal break-up criterion' of hot, flowing lava?

The new 'universal break-up criterion' won't help with meltdowns of the heart, but it will help volcanologists study changing lava conditions in common volcanic eruptions.

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Cell biology: Moving faster in a crowd

Cell particles move more quickly through a crowded cellular environment when the crowding molecules are non-uniformly distributed.

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Discovery paves the way for earlier detection of type 1 disease

Scientists have discovered what may be the earliest possible biological marker of type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile type 1 diabetes. If their mouse study can be replicated in humans, which they are now attempting to do, the timing of therapeutic intervention may be drastically improved for patients who are on course to develop the disease.

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Oxygen depletion in ancient oceans caused major mass extinction

For years, scientists struggled to connect a mechanism to this mass extinction, one of the 10 most dramatic ever recorded in Earth's history. Now, researchers have confirmed that this event, referred to by scientists as the Lau/Kozlowskii extinction, was triggered by an all-too-familiar culprit: rapid and widespread depletion of oxygen in the global oceans.

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Researchers determine pollen abundance and diversity in pollinator-dependent crops

A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California.

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Reconstructing Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused Dec. 2018 Indonesian tsunami

A new study presents the detailed observation of a tsunami-generating volcano collapse by remote sensing. The study analyzes the 2018 collapse of Anak Krakatau, which triggered a tsunami that claimed over 430 lives and devastated coastal communities along the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

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Common stomach bacteria is attracted to bleach

The widespread stomach pathogen Helicobacter pylori is attracted to bleach, according to new research by Arden Perkins of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and colleagues.

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Eliminating visual stimulation may help counter symptoms of spatial neglect after stroke

'We documented that while the patient was blindfolded, she sat up straighter, and her posture was more centered,' said Dr. Chen. Further research is needed to investigate the usefulness of this type of intervention in rehabilitative care. 'It is important to look at ways to support upright and centered posture in our patients recovering from stroke,' Chen noted, 'because posture and positioning ar

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Dating When Dinosaurs Lived is Difficult. This Paleontologist Has Made it Her Mission

Stegosaur expert Susie Maidment of London’s Natural History Museum is studying rock strata in order to pin down the precise dates of dinosaur fossils from the Late Jurassic — the better to understand the biology and evolution of these ancient beasts. (Credit: Emily Osterloff/Natural History Museum) At the base of a pale hill in the badlands of northeastern Wyoming, Susie Maidment hits her hammer a

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Populær app var fyldt med ondsindet kode: 100 millioner Android-brugere kan være påvirket

Den populære app, CamScanner, er nu fjernet fra Googles app-butik.

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Jack Ma: A.I. could give us 12-hour work weeks

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A Nuclear Winter Could Last Years After an All-Out War Between Russia and the US

Nuclear war would have apocalyptic consequences, with years of freezing summers and global famine.

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'Extremely Dangerous' Dorian Is Now a Category 3 Storm

It's time to start preparing, if you haven't already.

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New ways of developing treatment of chronic inflammation

Researchers have found a new way to treat the inflammation involved in chronic diseases such as psoriasis, asthma and HIV. A group of transmitter substances (cytokines) in the immune system, the so-called IL-1 family, has been shown to play an important role in many of these diseases by regulating the body's immune responses.

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Oxygen depletion in ancient oceans caused major mass extinction

For years, scientists struggled to connect a mechanism to this mass extinction, one of the 10 most dramatic ever recorded in Earth's history. Now, researchers from Florida State University have confirmed that this event, referred to by scientists as the Lau/Kozlowskii extinction, was triggered by an all-too-familiar culprit: rapid and widespread depletion of oxygen in the global oceans.

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Discovery paves the way for earlier detection of type 1 diabetes

In new research published in Science Immunology, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered what may be the earliest possible biological marker of type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile type 1 diabetes. If their mouse study can be replicated in humans, which they are now attempting to do, the timing of therapeutic intervention may be drastically improved for patients who are on course to

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SpaceX hops toward the next generation of rockets with latest flight test

SpaceX’s new engine, the Raptor, pushes a prototype vehicle above Boca Chica, Texas. (SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES CORP./) It was one giant leap for a silo-shaped prototype, one small hop for SpaceX's Martian ambitions . The 60-foot-tall "Starhopper," a partial mockup of the vehicle Elon Musk hopes will one day land on other worlds, soared nearly 500 feet into the Texas sky on Tuesday afternoon

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Humans Dominated Earth Earlier Than Previously Thought

Archaeologists worldwide pooled their knowledge of past land use — and pushed back the date when human farming and other practices began altering the planet.

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Report: YouTube settles FTC complaint for at least $150M

Google will pay $150 million to $200 million to settle a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over how it treats information from children on its YouTube video site, according to a published …

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Facebook Stories gets Instagram Stories’ Spotify music-sharing feature

Spotify Spotify will now let all the people who insist on using Facebook Stories share their musical tastes. Similar to the feature that lets you share music to an Instagram Story …

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Memphis study suggests transplanting Hep C-infected kidneys to uninfected donors safe

Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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The 'universal break-up criterion' of hot, flowing lava?

Thomas Jones' 'universal break-up criterion' won't help with meltdowns of the heart, but it will help volcanologists study changing lava conditions in common volcanic eruptions.

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Lana Del Rey’s Obituary for America

How to describe that sinking feeling that comes with comfy life in a scary time? No contemporary musician has done it better than Lana Del Rey does in the closing moments of her new song “The Greatest.” “Hawaii just missed that fireball,” Del Rey murmurs, her lips barely seeming to open wide enough to enunciate the words. “L.A. is in flames‚ it’s getting hot … Kanye West is blond and gone … ‘Life

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How Engineers of New Energy Technology Are Taking Cues From Nature

From sunflower spirals to schooling fish, renewable energy innovators are uncovering ideas for improving efficiency and output in natural phenomena

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You Probably Shouldn't Be Vaping Anything Right Now, Health Officials Warn

It's probably not a good idea to use e-cigarettes right now, according to public health officials.

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Moving faster in a crowd

Cell particles move more quickly through a crowded cellular environment when the crowding molecules are non-uniformly distributed.

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Archaeological assessment reveals Earth's early transformation through land use

Humans have been transforming Earth's ecology for thousands of years; far longer than previously known by Earth scientists. In work published on August 30, 2019 in Science, a global collaboration among more than 250 archaeologists, the ArchaeoGLOBE project, reveals the deep roots of Earth's reshaping into the human planet of the Anthropocene.

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AI uncovers new details about Old Master paintings

Artificial intelligence can be used to analyse high-resolution digital X-ray images of paintings, providing more insight for conservators and those restoring classic works of art. A new algorithm was developed and used on the world famous Ghent Altarpiece, as part of an investigative project led by UCL. The finding is expected to improve our understanding of art masterpieces and provide new opport

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Breakthrough enables storage and release of mechanical waves without energy loss

A new discovery by researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY could allow light and sound waves to be stored intact for an indefinite period of time and then direct it toward a desired location on demand. Such a development would greatly facilitate the ability to manipulate waves for a variety of desired uses, including energy harvesting, quantum computing, st

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How to simulate softness

What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow, a piece of clay or a rubber ball? By exploring this question in detail, researchers at the University of California San Diego discovered clever tricks to design materials that replicate different levels of perceived softness. The findings provide fundamental insights into designi

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This big drone takes off like a helicopter, flies like a biplane, and can carry 70 pounds

Bell's APT 70 rotates between vertical flight and horizontal cruising. (Bell/) A typical quadcopter drone is a small gadget that uses four propellers to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter . And at first glance, a cargo-carrying drone from Bell called the APT 70 looks a little bit like one of those flying machines—until you learn that it stands 6 feet tall, spans 9 feet wide, and can

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Nintendo is making the perfect Switch Lite case, but it’s only in Japan for now

Nintendo’s Switch Lite seems like a great portable console. But due to the portable-focused nature, you’ll probably want to get a case for it. Fortunately, Nintendo is making an …

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YouTube Is About to Round Down Creators' Follower Counts

In May, YouTube let creators know that in the near future, all of them with more than 1,000 subscribers would see their follower counts rounded down. The time has come, and the video-sharing …

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Coherent virtual absorption of elastodynamic waves

Absorbers suppress reflection and scattering of an incident wave by dissipating its energy into heat. As material absorption goes to zero, the energy impinging on an object is necessarily transmitted or scattered away. Specific forms of temporal modulation of the impinging signal can suppress wave scattering and transmission in the transient regime, mimicking the response of a perfect absorber wi

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Magnetization switching using topological surface states

Topological surface states (TSSs) in a topological insulator are expected to be able to produce a spin-orbit torque that can switch a neighboring ferromagnet. This effect may be absent if the ferromagnet is conductive because it can completely suppress the TSSs, but it should be present if the ferromagnet is insulating. This study reports TSS-induced switching in a bilayer consisting of a topolog

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Carbon speciation in organic fossils using 2D to 3D x-ray Raman multispectral imaging

The in situ two-dimensional (2D) and 3D imaging of the chemical speciation of organic fossils is an unsolved problem in paleontology and cultural heritage. Here, we use x-ray Raman scattering (XRS)–based imaging at the carbon K-edge to form 2D and 3D images of the carbon chemistry in two exceptionally preserved specimens, a fossil plant dating back from the Carboniferous and an ancient insect ent

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Binding energy of solvated electrons and retrieval of true UV photoelectron spectra of liquids

The electronic energy and dynamics of solvated electrons, the simplest yet elusive chemical species, is of interest in chemistry, physics, and biology. Here, we present the electron binding energy distributions of solvated electrons in liquid water, methanol, and ethanol accurately measured using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photoelectron spectroscopy of liquids with a single-order high harmonic. Th

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Artificial intelligence for art investigation: Meeting the challenge of separating x-ray images of the Ghent Altarpiece

X-ray images of polyptych wings, or other artworks painted on both sides of their support, contain in one image content from both paintings, making them difficult for experts to "read." To improve the utility of these x-ray images in studying these artworks, it is desirable to separate the content into two images, each pertaining to only one side. This is a difficult task for which previous appro

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Role of indentation depth and contact area on human perception of softness for haptic interfaces

In engineering, the "softness" of an object, as measured by an indenter, manifests as two measurable parameters: (i) indentation depth and (ii) contact area. For humans, softness is not well defined, although it is believed that perception depends on the same two parameters. Decoupling their relative contributions, however, has not been straightforward because most bulk—"off-the-shelf"—materials

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Repair of tooth enamel by a biomimetic mineralization frontier ensuring epitaxial growth

The regeneration of tooth enamel, the hardest biological tissue, remains a considerable challenge because its complicated and well-aligned apatite structure has not been duplicated artificially. We herein reveal that a rationally designed material composed of calcium phosphate ion clusters can be used to produce a precursor layer to induce the epitaxial crystal growth of enamel apatite, which mim

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Macroscopic x-ray powder diffraction imaging reveals Vermeers discriminating use of lead white pigments in Girl with a Pearl Earring

Until the 19th century, lead white was the most important white pigment used in oil paintings. Lead white is typically composed of two crystalline lead carbonates: hydrocerussite [2PbCO 3 ·Pb(OH) 2 ] and cerussite (PbCO 3 ). Depending on the ratio between hydrocerussite and cerussite, lead white can be classified into different subtypes, each with different optical properties. Current methods to

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Want to Improve Your Gut Health? Try the World’s Most Advanced Gut Microbiome Test.

Over the last ten years, scientists have made some significant discoveries about the human gut microbiome . Unfortunately, making use of these discoveries to improve your health isn’t as simple as drinking a bunch of kombucha, or whatever other products natural health bloggers are raving about these days. That’s because no two guts are completely alike, and what’s good for your gut health isn’t n

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Bizarre Ransomware Attack Targets True Villainy of World: American Dentists

Under Attack Hundreds of dentists got an unwelcome surprise when they went to work Monday morning. Over the weekend, a group of cavities hackers attacked PerCSoft and the Digital Dental Record, a pair of Wisconsin companies that provide an online B2B service to dentists across the nation. This allowed the hackers to deploy ransomware on the computers at an estimated 400 dentists’ offices, essenti

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Scientists discover way to ‘grow’ tooth enamel

Experts produce clusters of enamel-like calcium phosphate to crack age-old problem Scientists say they have finally cracked the problem of repairing tooth enamel. Though enamel is the hardest tissue in the body, it cannot self-repair. Now scientists have discovered a method by which its complex structure can be reproduced and the enamel essentially “grown” back. Continue reading…

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Unlicensed Signal Boosters Get a Boost From Amazon

Cell phone signal boosters can disrupt entire networks, which is why they're tightly regulated by the FCC. But it's all too easy to find unauthorized devices online.

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Gel that makes teeth repair themselves could spell the end of fillings

Applying a gel to damaged teeth stimulates the enamel to re-grow – a finding that could stop people from developing cavities that must be drilled and filled

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The world’s most advanced nanotube computer may keep Moore’s Law alive

MIT researchers have found new ways to cure headaches in manufacturing carbon nanotube processors, which are faster and less power hungry than silicon chips.

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Early start of 20th century arctic sea ice decline

Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. Both have happened much faster than predicted by climate models, and observed Arctic warming is much stronger than the global average. Projections suggest that Arctic summer sea-ice may virtually disappear within the course of the next fifty or even thirty years.

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Breakthrough enables storage and release of mechanical waves without energy loss

Light and sound waves are at the basis of energy and signal transport and fundamental to some of our most basic technologies—from cell phones to engines. Scientists, however, have yet to devise a method that allows them to store a wave intact for an indefinite period of time and then direct it toward a desired location on demand. Such a development would greatly facilitate the ability to manipulat

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This DIY Implant Lets You Stream Movies From Inside Your Leg

Biohackers inserted a device—a hard drive plus router—into their legs. They say it could improve data security, but it also raises knotty legal issues.

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Europe Had 90,000 Measles Cases in First Half of 2019

The number of measles cases this year is already more than all of the cases reported in 2018.

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Reconstructing the Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused the December 2018 Indonesian tsunami

A new study published in Geology presents the detailed observation of a tsunami-generating volcano collapse by remote sensing. The paper by Rebecca Williams of the University of Hull and colleagues analyzes the 2018 collapse of Anak Krakatau, which triggered a tsunami that claimed over 430 lives and devastated coastal communities along the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

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Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise

An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago—a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era—sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day. Their findings represent significant implications for understanding and predicting the pace o

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New radiomics model uses immunohistochemistry to predict thyroid nodules

American Journal of Roentgenology researchers have validated a first-of-its-kind machine learning-based model to evaluate immunohistochemical characteristics in patients with suspected thyroid nodules, achieving 'excellent performance' for individualized noninvasive prediction of the presence of cytokeratin 19, galectin 3, and thyroperoxidase based upon CT images.

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Rethinking our resilience to wildfire

Wildfires are getting worse — simply rebuilding after a disaster is no longer going to work in many communities. The reality of a warming West means we are better off rethinking our relationship with fire at a fundamental level.Transformative resilience — realigning our goals to accommodate future fire — is often the most rational option given the inevitability of fire in landscapes. Transforma

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Peer into Dorian's Monstrously Large Eye

My, Dorian, what a large eye you have!

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The Guardian view on genetics: diversity is destiny | Editorial

Same sex attraction isn’t genetic. It’s human The argument that some behaviour is “in our genes” is distrusted by the left. Too often it is used to whitewash terrible injustices. Yet it cannot be entirely dismissed. Certain patterns of behaviour and thought, such as the faculty of language acquisition, are very clearly a part of our genetic inheritance as a species. The instinct for justice itself

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‘A little bit of everything is burning.’: A NASA scientist dissects Amazon fires

Science chats with remote sensing specialist Douglas Morton

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A Porn Company Bought, Promptly Incinerated a Website That Doxxed Performers

Bricked Servers On Thursday, porn production company Bang Bros purchased a website called PornWikiLeaks—and promptly shut it down permanently, scrubbing the website clean and literally incinerating the hard drives that stored its data. Why? As Motherboard reports , PornWikiLeaks was responsible for doxing over 15,000 adult film entertainers, and people frequently used the personal information pub

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An astronaut may have committed identity theft on the ISS, NASA is investigating

NASA astronaut Anne McClain was accused by her ex-wife for identity theft. The alleged crime was committed on the International Space Station from a NASA computer. Current legal channels exist to solve this dispute, but more heinous or international space crimes are going to be harder to reconcile. It looks like the long arm of the law stretches as far as space. Astronaut Anne McClain, 40, has be

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Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General

The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.

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YouTube’s Plan to Protect Your Kids from Watching ISIS Snuff Films: Math Problems

3 x 8 = 24 Video-sharing platform YouTube just launched YouTube Kids, a website dedicated to offering a safe haven for children to watch YouTube videos. And in order to ensure those kids aren’t watching videos meant for grown-ups, they’ve decided to employ the deadliest weapon in elementary level education: basic match. Screenshots uploaded by an editor for Independent Journal Review, Josh Billin

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How nuclear scientists are decoding Russia’s mystery explosion

Nature, Published online: 30 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02574-9 Isotopes that caused a radiation spike earlier this month probably came from an exploding nuclear-reactor core — but device’s application is still unknown.

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Didi Chuxing is looking to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by 2021

China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is rolling out its fleet of robo-taxis in Shanghai later this year. The company made the announcement at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, …

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Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise

An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago — a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era — sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day.

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Reconstructing Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused Dec. 2018 Indonesian tsunami

A new study published in Geology presents the detailed observation of a tsunami-generating volcano collapse by remote sensing. The paper by Rebecca Williams of the University of Hull and colleagues analyzes the 2018 collapse of Anak Krakatau, which triggered a tsunami that claimed over 430 lives and devastated coastal communities along the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

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Think Your Aging Parents Are Stubborn? Blame ‘Mismatched Goals’

Researchers are learning more about the causes of what may seem intransigent behavior. There’s no easy fix.

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Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep?

Several members of the same family get by on less than six hours of sleep a night. Their genetics could illuminate how sleep works for the rest of us.

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Project MartinRoost: A Scavenger Hunt in Your Backyard

This post is part of a collaboration between SciStarter and Career in STEM, in which writers spotlight different citizen science projects, interview project leaders about their careers, and create educational content for teachers and students. This series is available on the Science Connected, Career in STEM, SciStarter, and Discover Magazine blog platforms. CLICK TO JUMP TO: Project ProfileQ&A wi

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Biohackers are pirating a cheap version of a million-dollar gene therapy

A group of independent biologists say they plan to copy a costly gene therapy. Are they medicine’s Robin Hood or a threat to safety?

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Don't Believe the Hype: The Pumice Raft Won't Save the Great Barrier Reef

The floating shelf of volcanic stone more than twice the size of Manhattan will nonetheless bring a fascinating array of life to the reef — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Daily briefing: How to choose a mentor

Nature, Published online: 30 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02607-3 Assembling the right team of mentors can be a daunting task. Plus: half a million genomes confirm there’s no single ‘gay gene’, and advice for compiling Registered Reports.

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A storied wine region feels the heat of a warming world

Nature, Published online: 29 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02569-6 More than 600 years’ worth of records from Burgundy reveal the nudge of climate change.

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Researchers determine pollen abundance and diversity in pollinator-dependent crops

A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California.

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Don't Believe the Hype: The Pumice Raft Won't Save the Great Barrier Reef

The floating shelf of volcanic stone more than twice the size of Manhattan will nonetheless bring a fascinating array of life to the reef — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Self-driving carmakers urge regulators to whiff the steering wheel out the window

Image: GM The federal government should rewrite the safety rules for automobile manufacturing so self-driving carmakers can deploy vehicles without traditional controls like steering …

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Stop saving your umbrella for a rainy day

In Hong Kong, umbrellas are commonly used for sun protection (and a symbol of protest). (AP Photo/Kin Cheung/) Many of us apply sunscreen when we go to the beach. But walking outside under the fierce summer sun—even if it’s to run a quick errand—can be taxing: We sweat, we get exhausted, we burn and we expose ourselves to dangerous UV rays. In Asian countries, many people have a convenient tool a

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Miami Requests E-Scooters to be Removed to Avoid “Scooternado”

Scooternado The city of Miami officially called for shared electric scooters to be removed from the streets on Thursday. And pronto — all scooters need to disappear by noon, Friday. That’s because Category 3 hurricane Dorian, referred to as “a monster storm” by CNN, is destined to make landfall any time now. For the uninitiated, Category 3 hurricanes are, in a word, massive. All of Florida was pu

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The Nostalgic End of Fleabag

“I am obsessed with audiences,” writes Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the introduction to the playtext of Fleabag . “How do you make an audience laugh in one moment, then feel something completely and profoundly different in the next?” The actor and writer has had six years to find out. Fleabag began as her one-woman play at the 2013 Edinburgh festival , before spawning two seasons of a BBC television s

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See a Man Dangle From Drone to Literally “Fly” Fish

Drone Fishing An Australian man uploaded video of himself fishing, from a chair, suspended over a lake, by a drone — and the whole stunt (somehow) appears to have gone surprisingly well. According to a story from RT , Kyneton, Victoria, fisherman Sam Foreman and his friends spent AUS$20,000 (US$13,460) building the drone, which features 12 motors, 25 batteries, and six 27-inch propellers. They th

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A Warming Climate Threatens Archaeological Sites in Greenland

As temperatures rise and ice melts, Norse and Inuit artifacts and human remains decompose more rapidly

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Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Researchers discuss how broad its effects can be, from premature aging to cancer, and how this can be influenced by different skin tones and the use of sunscreen.

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Rash of ransomware continues with 13 new victims—most of them schools

Elsewhere, dentists get in on the fun and Baltimore raids parks money to pay for repairs.

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Florida waits: Hurricane Dorian is looking increasingly dire

Unsure of where Hurricane Dorian might strike, Florida residents watched the increasingly dire forecast with a sense of helplessness Friday and braced for what could be the most powerful storm to hit the state's east coast in nearly 30 years.

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Asteroids in disguise: violent impacts might explain space-rock mystery

Nature, Published online: 28 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02580-x Metal-rich bodies could be hiding beneath the glassy remnants of celestial smash-ups.

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Great white sharks have suddenly disappeared from one of their favorite hangouts

Scientists are trying to understand why sightings have crashed in False Bay near Cape Town, South Africa

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Making waves in water desalination

Researchers are developing new methods of deionizing saltwater.

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Scientists uncover key new molecules that could help to tackle tooth loss and regeneration

New research published in the Journal of Dental Research has shed light on the science behind the formation of the periodontal ligament, which helps keep the tooth stable in the jawbone. This improved understanding will help scientists work towards regenerating the tissues that support teeth. This is a peer-reviewed, observational study conducted in rodent teeth and human cells.

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Deep snow cover in the Arctic region intensifies heat waves in Eurasia

Variations in the depth of snow cover in the Arctic region from late winter to spring determines the summer temperature pattern in Eurasia, according to new research. In particular, deeper-than-usual snow cover in Western Russia enhanced the likelihood of summer heat waves in Europe and Northeast Asia in recent years.

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Daisies that close at night have camouflaged petals to protect them from herbivores

Species of daisy that close their flowers at night, produce color in their exposed lower petals that makes them harder to spot for herbivores, reducing herbivory rates of flowers.

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What if we paid countries to protect biodiversity?

Researchers have developed a financial mechanism to support the protection of the world's natural heritage. In a recent study, they developed three different design options for an intergovernmental biodiversity financing mechanism. Asking what would happen if money was given to countries for providing protected areas, they simulated where the money would flow, what type of incentives this would cr

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Babies change where groups of giraffes hang out

The risk of predators affects the behavior of giraffe groups with calves more strongly than that of all-adult groups, a new study shows. Researchers studied giraffe behavior in a 2,000 square kilometer (about 772 square mile) region of Africa and pinpointed some of the special requirements mother giraffes need to keep their babies safe. The findings, which appear in Oecologia , may help land mana

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Pentagon’s AI Director Calls for Stronger Deepfake Protections

Looming Threat The head of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center recently declared that deepfakes pose a very real threat to national security. Speaking at an AI conference on Thursday, Lt. General Jack Shanahan told the crowd that disinformation tactics, including deepfake videos, could have a serious impact on the upcoming election unless the government seriously invests in ways t

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New ATS Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosing fungal infections

The American Thoracic Society has published an official clinical guideline on laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Society's Aug. 30 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Hurricane Dorian marching slowly across Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami reports that an Air Force plane is finding Dorian a "little stronger" as of the 8:00am EDT advisory put out today, Aug. 30, 2019. Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. That is in keeping with what weather forecasters are predicting for the

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Convection-permitting models better depict the heavy rainfall events in 2016 eastern China flooding

A study by Chinese and British scientists that investigates a heavy rainfall event in the Yangtze River Basin at both global and regional scale by using the Met Office Unified Model proves the added value of the convection-permitting model in simulating heavy rainfall event.

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Creation of new brain cells plays an underappreciated role in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers show how in genetic forms of Alzheimer's, a process called neurogenesis, or the creation of new brain cells, can be disrupted by the brain's own immune cells.

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Google Uncovers Massive, Multi-Year iPhone Hacking Effort

Massive Attack Through a massive, multi-year effort, hackers obtained access to iPhone users’ passwords, chat histories, and even their locations — and all they had to do was compromise a handful of websites and wait for users to visit them. The iPhone hacking effort ran for two and a half years, researchers from Google’s Project Zero wrote in a blog post published on Thursday. And while the hack

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Samsung could announce the Galaxy Fold's launch at IFA next week

To recap, the $2,000 foldable device’s original April 26 launch date was postponed after tech reviewers found the gap between the screen and body at the hinge was allowing debris to enter, causing …

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Creation of new brain cells plays an underappreciated role in Alzheimer's disease

In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Sangram Sisodia and his colleagues show how in genetic forms of Alzheimer's, a process called neurogenesis, or the creation of new brain cells, can be disrupted by the brain's own immune cells.

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FEFU scientists developed brand-new rapid strength eco-concrete

Engineers of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) with colleagues from Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE) have developed a brand-new rapid strength concrete, applying which there is possible to accelerate the tempo of engineering structures manufacturing by three to four times. New concrete is crack-safe, water-resistant, frost-resistance and suitable for construction

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Wired: It’s Time for War Between Humanity and Machines

Round One! If you want to test your luck against those extremely-punchable security robots roaming the streets and parking lots of San Francisco, you should feel empowered to step up and give it a try. Even if security bots don’t take the form of gun-toting Terminators , they’re still a hostile presence in that they monitor and surveil the communities they patrol, reports Wired . And as such, peo

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Space Derelicts & Trash Worlds

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Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

With more than 200 cases of respiratory illnesses possibly related to vaping, and no single culprit, public health experts are advising young people not to buy cannabis and other e-cigarette products off the street.

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Flying Taxi Takes Off from International Airport for the First Time

Ready for Take Off A flying taxi just broke the record for being the first of its kind to ever vertically take off at an international airport, while sharing the airspace with numerous commercial aircraft nearby. The Volocopter 2X , a multirotor aircraft built by German startup Volocopter, took off from the Helsinkin International Airport on Thursday. What set this particular flight apart was the

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Hormone Therapy during Menopause Raises Breast Cancer Risk for Years

An analysis of dozens of studies found that women taking the therapy remain at a higher risk for more than a decade after stopping use — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Lack of oxygen doesn't kill infant brain cells

Research raises new concerns about the vulnerability of the preterm brain to hypoxia. Results confirm that brain cells do not die as previously believed. Rather, hippocampal cells fail to mature normally, causing a reduction in long-term potentiation, or the cellular basis of how the brain learns.

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Phone and paper detect norovirus with tiny beads

Researchers have created a simple, portable, and inexpensive method for detecting extremely low levels of norovirus. Just 10 particles of the highly infectious virus can make a person sick , and it causes about 20 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year. “Advances in rapid monitoring of human viruses in water are essential for protecting public health,” says Kelly A. Reynol

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Air pollution under clear skies reduces sunlight reaching the Earth's surface

Scientists have found that air pollution absorbs and disperses sunlight and thereby reduces the amount that reaches the Earth's surface. The latest study, published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences on Aug 20, 2019 also reports that the smaller the particles, the more harmful the impacts are.

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Scientist identifies cone snail's strike as one of the quickest in the animal kingdom

With the use of ultra-high-speed videography, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor Emanuel Azizi and colleagues from Occidental College Los Angeles have shed light on the hunting mechanism of the cone snail Conus catus. Published online in Current Biology – Cell Press, the researchers identified the snail's hydraulically propelled feeding structure as the quickest movement among mo

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Research team aims to reduce cost of drug development using 3-D-printed living tissues

Thomas E. Angelini, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida and his research group, the Soft Matter Engineering lab have successfully fabricated living micro-beams from glioblastoma cells and extra-cellular material (ECM) embedded in a packed microgel support medium. They subsequently characterized the physical properties of t

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The world’s first animal was probably a carnivore

Today’s meat eaters may be carrying on an 800-million-year tradition

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Tesla’s New Insurance Business Had 24 Hours of Hell

Adding Insult to Insurance Tesla launched its new insurance scheme on Thursday afternoon, allowing customers in California to get their car insurance directly through the electric car manufacturer. But the company had a hell of a time getting the new endeavor off the ground. As The Verge reports , the car maker was battered with customers requesting rate quotes. Mere hours after it launched, the

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Scientist identifies cone snail's strike as one of the quickest in the animal kingdom

With the use of ultra-high-speed videography, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor Emanuel Azizi and colleagues from Occidental College Los Angeles have shed light on the hunting mechanism of the cone snail Conus catus. Published online in Current Biology – Cell Press, the researchers identified the snail's hydraulically propelled feeding structure as the quickest movement among mo

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The Books Briefing: You’re Always Working, One Way or Another

In theory, Labor Day marks a weekend of rest for many American workers. Yet at a time when professionals tend to see their job as integral to their identity , true breaks can be hard to come by. Even making time for activities away from work can be stressful and guilt-inducing—to the point where some researchers have argued that giving up on the concept of balance is the best way to relax. As Dan

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Hurricane Dorian marching slowly across Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami reports that an Air Force plane is finding Dorian a 'little stronger' as of the 8:00 a.m. EDT advisory put out today, Aug. 30, 2019. Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. That is in keeping with what weather forecasters are predicting for

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Providing more testing choices does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

A study showed that choice between screening methods alone does not impact colorectal cancer screening rates, but how options are presented can alter patient decision-making.

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Does appointment time influence primary care opioid prescribing?

Physicians at primary care appointments were more likely to prescribe opioids for pain later in the day and as appointments ran more behind schedule, although the absolute difference in the prescribing rate across the day was modest in this analysis of electronic health records. The observational study included 678,319 primary care appointments for patients with a new painful condition who hadn't

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Outcomes after donor kidneys declined by transplant centers on patients' behalf

This observational study used United Network for Organ Sharing data to examine how wait-listed kidney transplant candidates fared after deceased donor kidneys were offered but declined by transplant centers on patients' behalf. The study included 280,041 wait-listed patients who received at least one donor kidney offer between 2008 and 2015.

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Many who die waiting for a kidney had multiple offers, new study finds

Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.

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Cone snail's strike is one of the quickest in the animal kingdom

With the use of ultra-high-speed videography, biologists have shed light on the hunting mechanism of the cone snail Conus catus. The researchers identified the snail's hydraulically propelled feeding structure as the quickest movement among mollusks by an order of magnitude.

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Changing treatment practices for alcohol use disorder could save lives

Treatment practices need to change in order to help more people with alcohol use disorder, according to a recent article. More than 1 million Canadians have alcohol use disorders in any given year, but the vast majority never receives professional help. Despite interventions for alcohol use disorders being effective and — if performed according to current guidelines — cost-saving, they are rarel

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Constraints on global mean sea level during Pliocene warmth

Nature, Published online: 30 August 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1543-2

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What I learned about freedom after escaping North Korea | Yeonmi Park

"North Korea is unimaginable," says human rights activist Yeonmi Park, who escaped the country at the age of 13. Sharing the harrowing story of her childhood, she reflects on the fragility of freedom — and shows how change can be achieved even in the world's darkest places.

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Ancient farmers irreversibly altered Earth’s face by 3000 years ago

Survey of 255 archaeologists suggests an earlier start to the Anthropocene

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The International Space Station Is More Valuable Than Many People Realize

It’s crucial to our exploration of the solar system, but this marvel of innovation has not always had the support it deserves — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dykfynd på skeppet Gribshunden: Mynt och danskt öl från medeltiden

Eftersom Gribshunden (1495) anses vara världens bäst bevarade fartyg av den typ som bland annat Columbus använde, är själva skeppskonstruktionen ett viktigt fokus för forskarna. Men efter 524 år på bottnen kommer även andra föremål upp i solljuset i Ronneby skärgård. Tunnlock på botten. Foto: Brett Seymour Medeltida mynt och en liten ring med symboler eller bokstäver – möjligen ett namnschiffer –

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AI thinks this flood photo is a toilet. Fixing that could improve disaster response.

A new data set aims to teach computer vision systems to recognize images from disasters.

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Why Hong Kongers Are Toppling Lampposts

The most successful surveillance devices are unobtrusive by nature, which means spotting them is difficult and engaging with them directly can be surreal. Cameras that look like cellphone chargers are cheap and difficult to spot . Law-enforcement agencies mount gunshot-detecting microphones in streetlights and perch license-plate readers on traffic lights. The DEA hides cameras in traffic cones .

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An 11-Year-Old Takes on a Nuclear Power Plant

Every day, when 11-year-old Sam goes to school, he dreams of becoming a marine biologist. Next to his home, in Somerset, England, the most expensive power station in the world is slowly rising. Sam is deeply concerned about the effects of Hinkley Point on the environment. He tries to sound the alarm to his elementary-school friends. “If that power station that they built starts to leak a bit, all

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Why Soviets Sent Dogs to Space While Americans Used Primates

The cosmonaut ran away a day before his flight. The training had been grueling and confusing. The food was bad. The cosmonaut hadn’t signed up for this at all. It couldn’t have: It was a dog. The researchers at the Institute of Aviation Medicine in Moscow rushed to find a replacement. They plucked a stray dog off the street and named it ZIB, a Russian acronym that means “substitute for missing Bo

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The International Space Station Is More Valuable Than Many People Realize

It’s crucial to our exploration of the solar system, but this marvel of innovation has not always had the support it deserves — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society's Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next week, W. Larry Kenney, Penn State University, will discuss how broad its effects can be, from premature aging to cancer, and how this can be influenced by different skin tones and the use of sunscreen.

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Illinois engineer continues to make waves in water desalination

For the past several years, University of Illinois researcher Kyle Smith has proven his growing expertise in the field of water desalination, with a range of research results that could address the immediate need to combat diminishing clean water sources around the world.

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Air pollution under clear skies reduces sunlight reaching the Earth's surface

Scientists have found that the air pollution absorbs and disperses sunlight and thereby reduces the amount that reaches the Earth's surface. A latest study also reports that the smaller the particles, the more harmful the impacts are.

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Giving people a 'digital identity' could leave them vulnerable to discrimination, experts warn

Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as a birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution or discrimination, a new study warns.

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How children who dread PE lessons at school can be given a sporting chance

For some school children, PE is the best lesson of the week—a chance to leave the desk behind, get outside, and enjoy a run around with friends. For others, it is a frequently miserable experience—a time when they feel degraded, embarrassed, and may even experience physical pain.

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Ocean drilling revolutionized Earth science — now geologists want to plumb new depths

Nature, Published online: 30 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02551-2 International panel lays out an ambitious vision of exploring the planet through to 2050.

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Reliable surge protectors—and why you may want one

Defend your appliances against a power surge. (Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum via Unsplash/) You don't need to live in a world wherein every corner of every room is home to a tangle of wires connected to who knows what. Put some thought into the way you distribute power throughout your home or workspace, and start with picking the right surge protectors. Some of the power strips currently on the ma

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Using bacteria from hot springs, biochemist studies RNA splicing in humans

About 70 percent of the human genome doesn't code for anything. When it's transcribed to RNA—the instructions our cells follow when they make proteins—most of the message doesn't contain any useful information. As West Virginia University researcher Aaron Robart put it, it's "junk DNA."

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Defrosting surfaces in seconds

In the future, a delayed flight due to ice will be no cause for a meltdown.

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Glauconite can become an eco-friendly alternative to potassium fertilizers

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are studying the mineral glauconite as an eco-friendly and effective alternative to traditional potassium fertilizers exploited in agriculture. Their recent study showed that glauconite-bearing rocks can be as efficient as traditional fertilizers to increase the wheat yield even with minimum soil cultivation. Glauconite also does not leave any harmful e

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