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Risk of yellow fever virus importation into the United States from Brazil, outbreak years 2016–2017 and 2017–2018

Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56521-9

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Colloidal Liquid Crystals Confined to Synthetic Tactoids

Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56729-9

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Optimizing the role of impact ionization in conventional insulators

Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56974-y

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Aluminum Matrix Composites Manufactured using Nitridation-Induced Self-Forming Process

Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56802-3

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Vortex-induced vibration wind energy harvesting by piezoelectric MEMS device in formation

Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56786-0

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Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome sequence of Dalbergia species and its phylogenetic implications

Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56727-x

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Anti-protozoal activity of extracts from chicory (Cichorium intybus) against Cryptosporidium parvum in cell culture

Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56619-0 Anti-protozoal activity of extracts from chicory ( Cichorium intybus ) against Cryptosporidium parvum in cell culture

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The seven most exciting space missions of 2020

Four countries are sending robots to Mars, private companies will send humans into orbit, and we're inching closer to seeing NASA return astronauts to the moon.

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The Amazon Lost 24,000 Square Miles of Land This Decade

The Royal Statistical Society recently announced its International Statistic of the Decade, intended to capture the decade's most pressing issues. The winning figure was the 24,000 square miles of land that has been deforested in the Amazon in the past 10 years in favor of largely commercial developments.

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Syd Mead, Artist Behind Blade Runner, Dies – IGN

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Året der gik – de vigtigste nyheder fra 2019

PLUS. En dramatisk togulykke blev den triste begyndelse på et år, hvor der var dårligt nyt om klima, drikkevand og genbrug af plast, men også et mere opløftende forbud mod fluorstoffer og indvielse af ny metro og det største broprojekt siden Øresundsbroen …

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E-cigarettes are still safer than smoking, scientists find

Scare stories abound but the evidence remains consistent The past decade in British healthcare has been disappointing: improvements in life expectancy and neonatal mortality have stalled and public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen sharply. But one positive singled out in a recent review of healthcare developments was the rise of e-cigarettes use, which the article noted had given "tobacco ces

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Elderberry Elixir for the Common Cold

There is evidence from blinded, placebo-controlled studies that elderberry can modestly shorten the duration of colds and flu. Since there is no cure for the common cold, elderberry might be worth a try; but more research is needed.

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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by fire

Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land.

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Kenya tea producers turn over a new leaf as prices stumble

In a humming factory in Kenya's highlands, tea is hand-plucked from the fields, cured and shredded into the fine leaves that have sated drinkers from London to Lahore for generations.

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Grown from necessity: vertical farming takes off in ageing Japan

The nondescript building on an industrial site near Kyoto gives little hint to the productivity inside: 30,000 heads of lettuce grow here daily, under artificial light and with barely any human intervention.

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Death toll from Philippines typhoon hits 50

The number of people killed by a powerful storm that pummeled the central Philippines over Christmas has risen to 50, authorities said Tuesday, making it the nation's deadliest storm of 2019.

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Smokey Sydney to kick off New Year parties with fireworks

Smoke-choked Sydney was gearing up Tuesday for a huge fireworks display, kicking off a wave of New Year celebrations for billions around the world and ringing in the new decade.

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Panama marks 20 years in charge of canal, faces climate threat

Panama on Tuesday marks two decades of control over the vital interoceanic Canal following its return by the United States, but worries over weak traffic and climate change loom.

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Looking down on a decade: Satellite images tell the stories

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, captured through state-of-the-art imaging satellites belonging to technology company and imagery provider Maxar Technologies. Together, The Associated Press and Maxar assembled a selection of the most

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2019 in Review: another busy year for the Skeptical Science team

As we wrap up 2019 and prepare for 2020, here is our annual review of what our team was up to during the year. As in previous recaps, this one is divided into several sections: Scholary publications, projects and books Other publications and activities Recorded talks and podcasts Our MOOC Denial101x Conferences Website activities Rebuttal statistics Downloads Translations Social media Cranky Uncl

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Vil du være klimatosse i 2020? Tag testen og find det perfekte klima-forsæt

Svar på spørgsmålene og få klimaforskernes bud på et perfekt nytårsforsæt til netop dig.

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Possible dementia vaccine closer after mice studies

A vaccine to ward off dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The US-led research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a dual vaccine to remove 'brain plaque' and tau protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's disease. It is showing success in begenic mice models, supports progression to human trials in years to come.

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There's an Unfinished 'City of The Future' Tucked Away in The Arizona Desert

The dream was to have no air conditioning, no roads or cars.

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December's Stellar Space Pictures

Enjoy ginormous candy canes, stellar glitter, and visiting (interstellar) neighbors this month. 3_crop_ngc6338.jpg Two galaxies collide in this colorful picture from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Image credits: X-ray: Chandra: NASA/CXC/SAO/E. O'Sullivan; XMM: ESA/XMM/E. O'Sullivan; Optical: SDSS Space Monday, December 30, 2019 – 11:30 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (Inside Science) – We'r

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First-Ever Video of Its Kind Catches a Puffin Using a Tool – To Scratch an Itch

Tool use has never been observed in seabirds before.

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Psychiatrist who stole grant funds also engaged in research misconduct, says ORI

Retraction Watch readers may recall the name Alexander Neumeister. In 2016, The New York Times reported on his dismissal from the New York University School of Medicine following claims of misconduct in a trial Neumeister was running. A lot has happened in the case since, including embezzlement charges for which he pleaded guilty. Now, the … Continue reading

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That 'CRISPR Babies' Scientist Was Just Sentenced to Jail in China

For acting "in the pursuit of personal fame and gain".

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5 eBook bundles that can raise your earning potential

These eBook bundles cover in-demand skill sets, including cybersecurity, web design, data science, coding and A.I. The five collections include five to 20 books each. Each bundle is discounted up to 95% off their regular price. None With all the knowledge, all the benefits, and none of the bookshelf space, eBooks are a perfect option for those who want to understand a new topic—and preferably one

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Man Sues Amazon, Claims Ring Camera Hackers Harassed His Kids

Creepy Camera An Alabama man is leading a $5 million class action lawsuit against Ring and its owner, Amazon, following a string of hacking incidents involving the home security company's internet-connected camera. According to the lawsuit , John Baker Orange bought a Ring camera in July 2019 and installed it over his garage. Afterward, it claims, someone hacked the system , using its two-way spe

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The Mandalorian Knows Why Heroes Wear Masks

This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian 's Season 1 finale and for The Rise of Skywalker . It took eight episodes, but the hero of The Mandalorian finally showed his face. In the finale of the first season of Disney+'s Star Wars spinoff, a robot named IG-11 told the titular chrome-domed bounty hunter that he would need to remove his mask to be saved from mortal wounds. The Mandalorian pro

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There's Still a Serious Chance We Lose the Notre Dame Cathedral

On April 15 2019, the historic Notre Dame cathedral caught fire and burned. Firefighters battling the blaze were able to save key parts of the structure, including the buttresses, facade, stained glass windows, towers, and walls, though the spire and roof were both destroyed. Immediately after the fire, the French authorities made it clear that there was still some risk of collapse in windy weath

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Cops make 'quilt' out of homeless signs. Is panhandling free speech?

In a photo posted to Facebook, two Alabama police officers can be seen holding a collection of signs that police had ostensibly taken from homeless people. By Monday afternoon, the photo had been shared thousands of times on social media, where some people were calling for the officers to be fired. The incident raises questions over an unclear legal question in the U.S.: Is nonviolent panhandling

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Chinese Scientist He Jiankui Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Editing Human Genes

Chinese scientist He Jiankui has been sentenced to three years in prison for conducting gene-editing experiments on human embryos.

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