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Se den första kometen från ett annat solsystem

Borisov är den första kometen från ett annat solsystem som hälsar på oss. Den passerade solen den 8 december och i dagarna är den som närmast jorden. Starta klippet för att se mer.

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Skal du game i ferien? Se de opfindelser, der har revolutioneret videospillene

Onlinegaming, analoge controllere og virtual reality er nogle af spilhistoriens vigtigste revolutioner.

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Why are so few people born on Christmas Day, New Year's and other holidays?

Christmas and New Year's are days of celebration in many parts of the world when people gather with family and friends. One thing many typically don't celebrate on those days is a birthday. That's because Dec. 25 is the least popular day in the U.S. , Australia and New Zealand to give birth. In England, Wales and Ireland , it's the second-least popular, behind Dec. 26, when Brits celebrate Boxing

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Be wary of Elon Musk despoiling the 'vault of heaven' | Martin Rees

It's feasible to flood space with flotillas of small satellites – but do we really want to? Changing economics and advancing miniaturisation now enable flotillas of small satellites to be launched into space – up to a hundred on a single rocket. These microsatellites are already being deployed, by companies such as Planet Lab in California, to survey every point on the Earth every day, with sharp

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Teknologisk viden og diplomatisk tæft: Danskerne der befolkede verden med cementfabrikker

PLUS. For 130 år siden rejste danske ingeniører kloden rundt for at bygge og lede cementfabrikker. Historiker vil pille ved opfattelsen af, at bønderne alene skabte vores velfærdssamfund.

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Ctrl-Labs Ctrl-Kit

I currently suffer from RSI in my hand and was very excited to hear about this: https://www.ctrl-labs.com/ctrl-kit/ However it got bought by Facebook and I haven't heard anything in 3 months. Checked their site, google, facebook page etc and didn't find anything. Does anybody have any news on this? Eager to get back to long coding sessions & fps gaming (strategy games are great but variety is fun

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Corporate research: business of dreams

These days, heavy outlays are necessary to fuel innovation

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Ten charts that tell the story of 2019

The FT's pick of the year's best visual journalism, from extreme weather patterns to signs of a growing surveillance society

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The best science long reads of 2019

A selection of the best science and environment features published this year.

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'Gardening gives me a lot of peace'

Joanna is an urban gardener trying to reconnect with nature in Singapore.

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What the 3rd Star Wars trilogy was supposed to be about

A recent interview reveals the visionary inspiration behind Star Wars . The story was originally an excerpt from the Journal of the Whills. The Whills were the force behind the Force. None As the final trilogy of Star Wars —or the ninth segment of the Star Wars ennead —takes flight, the curtain is coming down on the Skywalker saga. As the story was originally envisioned by George Lucas, however,

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Do presidents removed from office still retain honorific titles?

The President of the United States is entitled "Mr/Ms. President," "the honorable," and "their Excellency" depending on the context. The first two of these follow a person all of their life, including long after they leave the office that gave it to them. The question of whether an impeached president could still be called "the honorable" is still open, since no precedent exists for it. None Unle

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Scientists Use Mind-Control to Move Rats Around a Maze

#15 in our top science stories of 2019.

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Science Under Attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work

In three years, the administration has diminished the role of science in policymaking while disrupting research projects nationwide. Experts say the effects could be felt for years.

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What gives you hope about the future?

Does anything give you hope? Amidst the trends of negative news and a dying planet, do you find hope in the future of your life or humanity? submitted by /u/DukesDuke [link] [comments]

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Researchers Teleport Data Between Two Chips Via Quantum Entanglement

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Nu ska det bli lättare att se när din medicin är slut

Nu lanseras en ny tjänst som ska göra det enklare att hantera läkemedelsbrist. De som skriver ut medicin ska kunna se vilka läkemedel som är tillfälligt slut och också hitta alternativ.

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Make a New Year's Resolution to Protect Your Online Privacy With Nord VPN

When it comes to something as important as your online privacy and security , you don't want to settle for inferior protection just because it's cheaper. After all, what good is saving a few dollars a month if it puts your credit score, privacy, and even your financial future at greater risk? That said, there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of an amazing deal on an excellent service. And ri

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Fifth Straight Year of Central American Drought Helping Drive Migration

Recent rains have helped, but long-term climate change is likely to significantly increase migration — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Science teachers, students get Times Square New Year's stage

This year's New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will spotlight efforts to combat climate change when high school science teachers and students press the button that begins the famous 60-second ball drop and countdown to next year.

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US astronaut sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman

A U.S. astronaut set a record Saturday for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission.

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Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions

The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they unveiled the vehicle.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #52

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Dec 22 through Sat, Dec 28, 2019 Editor's Pick Record hit for most ice to melt in Antarctica in one day, data suggests: "We are in a Climate Emergency" Newly released Antarctica topography map, BedMachine , and related findings published in the journal Nature Geoscience on De

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The never-ending RCP8.5 debate

This is a re-post from ATTP I think my New Year's resolution is going to be to not talk about RCP8.5. However, I think I will briefly summarise the state of the never-ending debate. I thought we'd reached a bit of a breakthough when Zeke Hausfather and Justin Ritchie posted an article suggesting that [a] 3C world is now "Business as Usual" , but it seems to have degenerated once more. David Walla

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Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Diet and Weight Loss?

Recent research says it's possible for some.

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Experience local cultures on a deeper level with these five travel apps

Don't end up lost and confused in an unfamiliar city. These apps will set you up for success. (4kclips via Depositphotos/) Travelers today are passionate about immersing themselves in local cultures. They're looking for authentic experiences in every place they visit, and many seek to deepen their knowledge while broadening their worldview. There are a number of travel-related apps out there, but

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Meet the Rowers: Cameron Bellamy | The Impossible Row | Episode 10

Competitive endurance swimmer Cameron Bellamy is one of the few to have completed the "Oceans 7 Challenge", having swam across seven channels. Along with swimming, Cameron has also crossed the Indian Ocean and represented South America in Rowing. Stream More Episodes of The Impossible Row: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/the-impossible-row/ About The Impossible Row: The Drake Passage is the mos

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Climate Change Worst-Case Scenario Now Looks Unrealistic

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Ten GIFs that really got us through 2019

GIFs are everywhere these day. They encompass entire cultural moments, and can be beckoned on command on mobile devices, work chats, and social media apps. And it makes sense—why use words when you can send a split-second video that captures your feelings and loops them into oblivion? Imagine how much peace could be had if all communications were so straightforward and animated. Of course, the be

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Can Mysticism Help Us Solve the Mind-Body Problem?

A freewheeling symposium explores experiences, theories and philosophies that challenge conventional materialist science — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Can Mysticism Help Us Solve the Mind-Body Problem?

A freewheeling symposium explores experiences, theories and philosophies that challenge conventional materialist science — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Gangster in the White House

Amid a two-day binge of post-Christmas rage-tweeting, President Donald Trump retweeted the name of the CIA employee widely presumed to be the whistle-blower in the Ukraine scandal. On Thursday night, December 26, Trump retweeted his campaign account, which had tweeted a link to a Washington Examiner article that printed the name in the headline. Then, in the early hours of Friday morning, Decembe

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Quantum Computers Finally Beat Supercomputers in 2019

#16 in our top science stories of 2019.

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Space Photos of the Decade: Bright Objects and a Blurry Black Hole

New technology yielded a historic first as well as increasingly detailed imagery of our universe.

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New Scientist ranks the top 10 discoveries of the decade

The 2010s saw huge advancements across science and technology. Relive the best moments with our definitive ranking of the decade

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Online Couples Counseling Lets You Meet With a Therapist From the Comfort of Home

Couples counseling is viewed by many as a last resort for a relationship that is already on the rocks. But the truth is it's actually a great way for couples to help strengthen their relationship before larger issues bubble to the surface. Instead of waiting until things seem almost hopeless, a therapist can help check-in and make sure both partners are growing together and achieving their shared

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Michael Rosen: 'Stories hung in the air about great-aunts and uncles who'd gone'

Searching for the missing pieces in his family brought poet and author Michael Rosen closer to the horror of war Every time the poet Michael Rosen found out something new about what happened to his Jewish relatives during the Holocaust, he would send a round-robin email to his extended family. "My research brought me face to face with the destiny of Jews in Europe, seen through the prism of my ow

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These Were Singularity Hub's Top 10 Articles in 2019

Most Saturdays we post a curated collection of notable news and awesome articles from the week. But with the year nearing its end, this Saturday and next we'll curate 2019 as a whole. First, in this post, we'll take a look at the year's top articles from Singularity Hub, and next week we'll post some of our favorite writing from around the web. The year was a bit of a rollercoaster. We got the Im

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Scientists race to use zero gravity to kill the worst cancers

An Australian research mission, launched in 2020 by Elon Musk's SpaceX, will study effects of zero gravity on four cancers. Other missions with similar objectives are set to launch in 2022 aboard the new China Space Station. In earlier experiments, scientists found that microgravity can kill cancer cells. None Can being in zero gravity help beat cancer? A growing field of research, including an u

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BigRep 3D prints Loci autonomous electric pod car

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Quantum Computing: No Longer Just a Pipe Dream

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Tesla: There's None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See…

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Virtuel designfabrik er gået online

PLUS. Online-platformen Wiki­factory skal gøre det lettere at gå fra designidé til færdigt design. Få måneder efter lanceringen har den virtuelle designfabrik allerede over 6.000 brugere.

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Doing the Crocodile Trot

A new study finds that many crocodile species can bound and gallop. But alligators can't — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Architects of Our Digital Hellscape Are Very Sorry

Tech leaders need to innovate on their apologies. But given the state of the internet, is a meaningful mea culpa even possible?

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'Watchmen' Embraces the True Power of Superhero Stories

The HBO show demonstrates the ability of fiction to deal with serious themes like race and trauma.

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Why We Feel So Terrible When We Get Sick

The feeling of being sick, what some researchers call "lassitude," is part of our bodies attempts to help us recover.

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The Decade's 10 Most Influential Videogames

'Fortnite' was a big deal—a very big deal—but it wasn't the only one.

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4 Robot Vacuum Tips That Will Help You Keep a Tidy Home

With a few simple tips, an automated robot vacuum can be your new best friend.

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Weekend reads: How to be a statistical detective; a $5.5 million settlement over hidden grants; 15 studies that challenged medical dogma

Before we present this week's Weekend Reads — the last of 2019! — a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: The story of what happened … Continue reading

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Clemency Explores the Toll of Making a Living From Death

In the agonizing early minutes of Clemency , a new film from the writer-director Chinonye Chukwu, the prison warden Bernadine Williams is confronted with an unexpected question while she supervises a death-row execution: When a mundane atrocity goes awry, does the horror lie only in its divergence from standard procedure? Bernadine (played by Alfre Woodard) is overseeing her 12th execution, a har

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#5: Is the universe a hologram? The strange physics of black holes | Top 10 2019

Big Think's fifth most popular video of 2019 explains that, because energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed, some argue that information — arguably a form of energy — cannot be destroyed either. So then, what happens to information when it is absorbed into a black hole? Scientists don't know for certain, but some posit that it may be possible for it to leak away from the black hole over time

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What's in the Forecast: Private Weather Predictions

A growing industry might take over the job of predicting sunny days and snowstorms. Are you ready for Big Weather?

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The 2010s Killed the Cult of the Tech Founder. Great\!

Ten years ago, the entrepreneur-savants running Silicon Valley were treated like royalty. Now we know just how badly their bright ideas can backfire.

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General Motors wants self-driving cars to lose the steering wheel

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Volkswagen unveils robot that autonomously charges electric cars

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You're Being Watched Right Now | NYT Opinion

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Meet the Intellectual Founder of Brazil's Far Right

Editor's Note: This article is part of our "Democracy Undone" series about the erosion of liberal democracy around the world. PETERSBURG, Virginia—Talking with Olavo de Carvalho can be an exercise in self-restraint. As I walked into his house for an interview recently, he was sitting behind his desk, his gray hair neatly combed back. More than 100 smoking pipes were lined up on a rack, and thousa

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How Trump Is Warping the Military's Place in the Constitutional Order

In his efforts to mask the seriousness of his actions around Russia and Ukraine, President Donald Trump has taken aim at one essential democratic institution after another—questioning the legitimacy of the press, the intelligence community, the courts, and, most recently, the House of Representatives itself. But he has so far mostly held his fire against both "his generals" and "our boys" in Amer

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Colleges Should All Stand Up to China

About five times a year, the U.S. military conducts freedom-of-navigation operations , or FONOPs, in the South China Sea to challenge China's territorial claims in the area. American Navy vessels traverse through waters claimed by the Chinese government. This is how the U.S. government registers its view that those waters are international territory, and that China's assertion of sovereignty over

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Podcast-special: Hvordan forsvarer vi os mod dronerne?

Forsvarssystemer mod droner er blevet en milliardindustri, i takt med at brugen af dem eksploderer. For hverken pullerter eller PET-agenter kan forhindre, at en drone med sprængstof anvendes til terror.

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In 2019 it became cool to be "real" online

Awkward angles, bad poses, and raw emotions: it was the year of posts about our true selves—or so we thought.

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What 'Women's Work' Looks Like Now

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Dronerne kommer – nu er spørgsmålet bare, hvordan vi stopper dem

PLUS. Dronebekæmpelse er blevet en milliardindustri, der opstod i krigszoner, men som for længst har nået civilt luftrum – også herhjemme. Vi har nemlig meget få midler til at forsvare os mod lavtflyvende elektronik.

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Submarine to explore why Antarctic glacier is melting so quickly

Scientists reach remote Thwaites glacier, vanishing at increasing rate, for mission An international team of scientists has reached the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica and is preparing to drill through more than half a kilometre of ice into the dark waters beneath. The 600-metre deep borehole will allow researchers to lower down a torpedo-shaped robotic submarine that will explore the underside of

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Bye bye Blockbuster: Her er tre tech-trends, der forandrede dit liv i 2010'erne

Hurtigere internet og kæmpe datacentre er nogle af de vigtigste elementer bag 2010'ernes tech-tendenser.

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Is hydrogen the future of flight?

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Här är 10-talets stora vetenskapliga upptäckter

Från enorma svarta hål till de allra minsta Higgspartiklarna och revolutionerande DNA-teknik. Spela klippet för att se fem stora upptäckter från decenniet som gått.

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Ohio to become electric car manufacturing hub

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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved?

With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?

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The man who spent 30 years caring for crocodiles in Ethiopia

Tomas Tama has spent 30 years protecting the reptiles in Ethiopia, despite once being bitten.

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No, The Impossible Whopper Won't Make Men Grow Boobs

Plant-based meat substitutes are becoming increasingly popular as the quality increases and costs fall. You can even buy an Impossible burger from Burger King now. This situation has clearly caused some alarm among meat producers, and they've dug up some old pseudoscience to try and convince people that meat substitutes are bad for them. A livestock trade publication called Tri-State Livestock Ne

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