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Trump Can’t Be Both a Dealmaker and a Dealbreaker

In a rare public appearance at Stanford University on Thursday, Donald Trump’s envoy to North Korea offered the most candid and detailed roadmap yet for the administration’s nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un. It was, as he acknowledged, extremely ambitious. “I have this perfect outcome moment where the last nuclear weapon leaves North Korea, the sanctions are lifted, the flag goes up in the embassy

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Why Apple App-Slapped FacebookApple Facebook iOS

Apple temporarily booted Facebook (and Google!) from its enterprise app program this week. You weren’t really surprised, were you? Plus: Details on Tesla’s new Model Y.

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Should you do the keto diet and intermittent fasting at the same time?

The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two weight-loss methods that have gained popularity in recent years. Both can put the body in a state of ketosis, which leads to many of the same benefits. However, scientists are still researching both intermittent fasting and the keto diet, and it's best to consult a doctor before making any drastic changes to your dietary habits – especially two chang

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This Is How Much Fact-Checking Is Worth to Facebook

Snopes has pulled out of its fact-checking partnership with Facebook. The storied myth-debunking site was one of dozens of groups the social network enlisted to help combat misinformation after the 2016 election. According to Snopes, Facebook paid it $100,000 in 2017 for this work. Snopes is not the only factchecking group to pull out, either. An AP spokesperson confirmed to The Atlantic that the

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Studie: Att lämna Facebook kan göra dig lyckligare

Tror du att du skulle må bra av att ta en paus från Facebook, eller till och med logga ut för gott? Det skulle du i så fall ha goda grunder att tro, visar en ny studie från de amerikanska universiteten Stanford och NYU.

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The Atlantic Daily: Youth Football’s Racial Gap

What We’re Following While millions will tune in for the Super Bowl on Sunday, youth football in the U.S. is undergoing a crisis, as study after study shows the risks that the sport poses for developing brains and bodies. The number of high-school football players has been on the decline for a decade, leaving some schools in disproportionately rural areas with no option but to shut down their foo

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Seals Took Over a California Beach During The Government Shutdown, And Won't Leave

Some of the ballsy individuals weigh as much as a car.

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Chinese Rover Wakes Up, Does Science, Goes Back to Sleep

The Chinese Chang'e-4 lunar mission is returning data again after a scheduled two-week rest period. It's rover, Yutu-2, woke up on January 29, but the Chang'e-4 lander slept in an extra day. The rest mode was necessary due to the frigid nighttime temperatures on the lunar far side, which plunged as low as -310 degrees Fahrenheit. The Chang'e-4 mission is the first to explore the far side of the mo

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Hubble Accidentally Discovers An Ancient, Nearby Dwarf Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a small and strangely isolated dwarf galaxy just 30 million light-years away from our own Milky Way. And astronomers say the discovery was completely by accident. Luigi Bedin, of the Astronomical Observatory of Padua, and his colleagues were using Hubble to study a globular star cluster called NGC 6752. Globular clusters are tightly packed crowds of ancien

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Eating Breakfast Might Not Matter When It Comes to Weight Loss

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who eat breakfast and those who skip it. Maybe that’s exaggerating things a little, but the debate over whether or not adults should eat The Most Important Meal of the Day, especially for weight loss, can be polarizing — and not just for the average person. Researchers, too, have been arguing this point for years. Now, a new literature review says

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Groundhog Day is all about woodchuck sex

Animals Six more weeks of Tinder. Research into groundhog biology shows they have other priorities in early February than mingling with the people of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

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Space Photos of the Week: Look, Ma, No Selfie Stick!

The Curiosity rover is a social-media champ, and more.

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19-årige Mobärg bäste svensk i kvalet

Victor Öhling Norberg, 28, och Viktor Andersson, 26, är klart mer rutinerade. Men David Mobärg, 19, var snabbast av de svenska skicrossherrarna i kvalet vid freestyle-VM i Solitude Mountain, USA.

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Radio Atlantic: Kamala Harris, Progressive Prosecutor?

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic : Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play Senator Kamala Harris has drawn criticism for beginning her 2020 campaign by pitching herself as a “progressive prosecutor” despite a more mixed record. On Radio Atlantic , Alex Wagner sits down with two people who have thought deeply about the power of prosecutors in America: the Georgetown law professor Paul Butler

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Foxconn’s Wisconsin Factory Is Supposedly Back On After Call With Trump

Foxconn now claims that it will build a factory in Wisconsin after all, following a conversation with President Trump. Color us skeptical. The post Foxconn’s Wisconsin Factory Is Supposedly Back On After Call With Trump appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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U.S. Scientists Researching Gene Editing In Human Embryos

Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.

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Long exposure photography is an easy way to make your photos stand out

DIY Vancouver based photographer Sharon Tenenbaum shares her tips. This is how Sharon Tenenbaum bends reality to create art.

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Ditch the Super Bowl for a Who's Who of Superb Owls

Great gray owls! Great horned owls! There are many great—nay, superb—owl livestreams to enjoy on Sunday … or whenever you'd like to see some head turners.

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Backlash to the 10-Year Challenge and other Top Stories in January

Plus: The myth of the lone genius founder, and 25 movies we can't wait to see this year.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Cory in the House?

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, February 1. As a bipartisan group of lawmakers works to reach a deal on border security before February 15, President Donald Trump told reporters that there’s a “good chance” he’ll declare a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall. The president also celebrated the U.S. economy adding 304,000 jobs in January. Meanwhile, in foreign-affairs new

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Nyfödd bebis hittad vid parkbänk i London

En alldeles nyfödd flicka har hittats övergiven i en park i östra London. Hon hittades av en kvinna som passerade platsen under en kvällspromenad med sin hund, rapporterar BBC.

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Microsoft Promises More Useful Error Messages in Windows 10

The company is focusing on some of the most aggravating and common errors — the ones that pop up in Windows 10 setup. The post Microsoft Promises More Useful Error Messages in Windows 10 appeared …

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This DNA Testing Company Gave Its Data to the FBI

Open Access Family Tree DNA, a major consumer genetic testing company, gave the FBI access to its massive DNA database. While running genetic analysis on evidence isn’t new, Family Tree DNA is the first private company to voluntarily grant a law enforcement agency to access its data, according to BuzzFeed News . For the company’s roughly 1 million customers who wanted to learn more about their he

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Using Strong Passwords Has Never Been More Important. It’s Also Never Been Easier.

If you pay even the least bit of attention to current events, it should come as no surprise that the state of online security is abysmal. It seems that not a month goes by without yet another high-profile data breech. To make matters worse, cyber crimes and online scams targeting individuals have also reached epidemic proportions thanks in part to the rise of the so-called Internet of Things (IOT

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#flakenews: Will Tesla Ever Have a Drama-Free Analyst Call?

Musk updates analysts on Tesla's sales and revenues. Where Steve Jobs used to say, "One more thing," and whip out a new iPad, Musk's one more thing was: Our CFO's leaving. For the second time. The post #flakenews: Will Tesla Ever Have a Drama-Free Analyst Call? appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Reading Today's Children's Books as One of Yesterday's Kids

Appreciating the need to balance timeless themes and timely narratives — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Äldre man hittad svårt skadad i sitt hem

En man i 80-årsåldern har hittats svårt skadad i sitt hem på en ort i Ronneby kommun. Polisen misstänker brott, och mannen har förts till sjukhus med allvarliga skador.

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Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects

The same network of transcription factors may be responsible for both cleft palate and neural tube defects, according to a new study connecting mouse and human data.

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NSF science research funds are flowing again after the shutdown

Assessing the scope of the shutdown’s impact on NSF-funded science will be a long process.

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Lag Edin tillbaka i segerspåret

Tack vare två raka segrar har lag Niklas Edin finalplatsen i egna händer i World Cup-curlingen i Jönköping.

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Snopes and AP leave Facebook fact-checking partnership

Two of Facebook's four fact-checking partners in the U.S. have left the program as of the beginning of this year: Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook …

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After Shutdown, NSF Catching Up on Review Panels, Funding Requests

All the while, staff members are meeting daily to prepare for another possible pause in operations come mid-month.

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Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease.

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Elisabeth Warren ber om ursäkt för dna-test

Massachusets-demokraten Elizabeth Warren ber om ursäkt för att hon tog ett dna-test i syfte att bevisa att hon har ursprung hos USA:s ursprungsbefolkning. Senatorn gjorde testet efter att Donald Trump kallat henne för ”fejk-Pocahontas”.

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14-year-old's FaceTime bug discovery could rattle AppleApple Group FaceTime

At the heart of Apple's shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action.

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Ocean expedition to West Antarctic Ice Sheet seeks to reveal climate history

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say.

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Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques outlined by a Texas A&M University scientist and others.

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Efter snöfallet: Förseningar och inställda avgångar på Arlanda

Snöovädret över östra Svealand skapar problem för flygtrafiken på Arlanda. Både ankomster och avgångar fördröjs när start- och landningsbanor ständigt måste röjas.

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Mamma fälld för könsstympning

En kvinna i London har befunnits skyldig till att ha könsstympat sin dotter. Hon kan nu dömas till upp till 14 års fängelse. Det är första gången som någon har fällts för brottet i Storbritannien.

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Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques outlined by a Texas A&M University scientist and others.

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Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's ice can be saved from melting if warming is controlled, says a team of Penn State researchers.

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Expert: Self-Driving Cars Will Clog Streets to Avoid Parking Fees

Cruise Blues Some experts think self-driving cars will help alleviate city traffic . Transportation planner Adam Millard-Ball thinks they’ll make it worse. In a paper published in the March 2019 issue of Transport Policy , Millard-Ball argues that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will slowly cruise streets after they’ve dropped off passengers as a way to avoid paying high parking fees — and that cost-sa

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5 flavors of anarchy

Anarchists are often typecast in popular opinion as black-clothed bomb-throwers. However, many would be surprised by the number and identities of different anarchists. What's more, anarchist beliefs aren't simply that the state should be overthrown; there are many different variations and interpretations. None It takes an independent mind to declare oneself an anarchist , but even so, the stories

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Forgotten Parchments About King Arthur, Merlin and the Holy Grail Discovered in UK Library

The librarian hadn't fallen under a magical spell, but he still felt enchanted when he unexpectedly discovered seven handwritten parchments detailing the legendary adventures of Merlin and King Arthur.

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Read a Free Issue of 'All About Space'!

If you love Space.com, then do we have a special treat for you. Our sister publication All About Space is offering a free look at their print magazine and you can see read it online here.

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Team Rick's Quick Fix Using Eggs | Gold Rush

To temporarily fix a leaking radiator, mechanic Carl resorts to using eggs. Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRush/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.com/Discovery We're on Ins

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Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques outlined by a Texas A&M University scientist and others.

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Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

A new study shows that government sponsored nutrition education programs, like Early Head Start nutrition education, prioritize nuclear family dynamics and identify parents as primary caregivers. The researchers recommend that nutrition education programs should recognize the diversity of families and acknowledge other family arrangements including extended families, and programs should incorporat

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Sodium is the new lithium: Researchers find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance

Scientists have found the desirable component for sodium-ion batteries (SIB), which could contribute to boost SIB performance such as speed of charge. Despite lithium-ion batteries are currently popular, it is expected to find the new energy urgently, because lithium is not only expensive but limited. The findings show the possibility that SIB will be are attractive alternative for the lithium ion

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Nature: American Spring LIVE, premieres April 29 on PBS. #citizenscience

Spring is one of nature’s greatest performances – a time of rebirth, renewed energy and dramatic transformations. For three consecutive nights, Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS, Nature: American Spring LIVE presents the change from winter to spring in real time from iconic locations across America. The series will include a mix of live and pre-taped footage highlighting s

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NASA Repurposes Curiosity to Analyze Mount Sharp’s Gravity

Using the rover's navigation gear, NASA analyzed gravitational fields on Mars to study the history and origins of Mount Sharp. The post NASA Repurposes Curiosity to Analyze Mount Sharp’s Gravity appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Why measles is back, in five charts

Health Both coasts are currently battling measles outbreaks. Too many people have forgotten what it's like to live in a time where everyone got the measles.

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Advances in stretchable semiconductors, integrated electronics

Researchers have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to commercialization.

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Worsening of overdose crisis predicted: Limits of focusing on prescription opioids

A study from investigators projects that the opioid overdose epidemic in the US is likely to increase in coming years, and that measures based on restricting access to prescription opioids will have a minimal impact in reducing overdose deaths.

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Statin therapy reduces risk of major cardiovascular events irrespective of age

Statin therapy reduces major vascular events, and a new meta-analysis shows this is the case even in patients over 75 years of age. The research summarizes evidence from 28 randomized controlled trials, including 186,854 patients, 14,483 of whom were aged over 75.

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Sodium is the new lithium: Researchers find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance

Scientists have found the desirable component for sodium-ion batteries (SIB), which could contribute to boost SIB performance such as speed of charge. Despite lithium-ion batteries are currently popular, it is expected to find the new energy urgently, because lithium is not only expensive but limited. The findings show the possibility that SIB will be are attractive alternative for the lithium ion

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Intracellular longevity pathway uncovered

Researchers discovered an intracellular pathway that promotes health and longevity in the worm C. elegans.

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Nio målskyttar tog Sverige till bandyfinal

VÄNERSBORG. Sveriges semifinal i bandy-VM blev ett fredagskalas med pyspunka. Redan efter drygt fyra minuter ledde hemmalaget med 2–0 och till slut krossades Kazakstan med 20-1. Nio svenska spelare hamnade i målprotokollet. Nu väntar VM-final mot Ryssland lördag eftermiddag.

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I tried a VR app meant to replace offices, and it was glorious

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Where should someone go to suggest ideas for the future when they want to see them come to fruition?

Hello. My question is in the title. With self driving vehicles becoming more prevalent it seems more and more self evident that each and every family owning a vehicle is an inefficient and environmentally unconscious way to live. It is my belief that once self-driving vehicles are perfected there should be no reason, save auto makers wanting to sell more vehicles, that every family should own the

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Snökaos och halka i hela landet – flera allvarliga olyckor

Det är halt, kallt och snöigt i stora delar av landet. Under fredagen har många vägar drabbats av upprepade olyckor. Dussintals personer har skadats ute på vägarna och minst en har mist livet till följd av halkan.

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Alphabet's health subsidiary Verily is working on smart shoes that can detect falls

Technology has hundreds of thousands of potential uses (if not far more), and as it advances, that number grows even further. Medical tech is arguably the most important example – prolonging, …

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Talk of PS5 on the rise as Sony PlayStation 4 sales wane

Holiday sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 game console slowed, compared to the previous year, the electronics giant says. However, PS4 game sales rose.

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First carbon fibers with uniform porous structure

Chemistry researchers use block copolymers to create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure.

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Virtual lens improves X-ray microscopy

Researchers have developed a new method that makes X-ray images even better: The resolution is higher and allows more precise inferences about the properties of materials. They moved the lens of an X-ray microscope and recorded a number of individual images to generate, with the help of computer algorithms, the actual picture. They have, for the first time ever, transferred the principle of so-cal

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Laser capable of emitting light quiet enough to move demanding scientific applications

Spectrally pure lasers lie at the heart of precision high-end scientific and commercial applications, thanks to their ability to produce near-perfect single-color light. A laser's capacity to do so is measured in terms of its linewidth, or coherence, which is the ability to emit a constant frequency over a certain period of time before that frequency changes.

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Read a Free Issue of 'How It Works'

If you like Live Science and you're a curious person, you're going to love "How It Works," our sister publication. Here, you can read a full issue of the fun magazine.

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First carbon fibers with uniform porous structure

Chemistry researchers use block copolymers to create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure.

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Virtual lens improves X-ray microscopy

Researchers have developed a new method that makes X-ray images even better: The resolution is higher and allows more precise inferences about the properties of materials. They moved the lens of an X-ray microscope and recorded a number of individual images to generate, with the help of computer algorithms, the actual picture. They have, for the first time ever, transferred the principle of so-cal

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Everything in moderation

In efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy sources for transportation. However, strategies to produce high yields of biomass for fuels are not a one-size-fits-all proposition, according to a study led by UC Santa Barbara professor of ecology David Tilman.

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Walking for health benefits just got easier to track

In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, University of Massachusetts Amherst kinesiology researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute guidelines for moderate and vigorous intensity.

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Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's ice can be saved from melting if warming is controlled, says a team of Penn State researchers.

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NASA Administrator: Alien Life Is More Likely Than We Thought

Increasing Odds Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission directorate, says it’s likely that there’s life beyond Earth. “Is there life beyond Earth? I think the answer is yes — but we just don’t know,” Zurbuchen said during an interview at Boston University . “The simple reason I think so is because we underestimated nature when we doubted whether water or complex m

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The Family Weekly: Many Families May Need Months to Recover From the Shutdown

This Week in Family The government shutdown is finally over, but for hundreds of thousands of federal employees who went 35 days without pay—and for contractors who may not receive any back pay—the financial toll is ongoing. Families who struggled to pay the bills during the longest government shutdown in American history are still playing catch-up with college tuition, car payments, and other ex

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Frozen Train Tracks? Set ’Em On Fire

As if the horrors of the polar vortex were not already enough—temperatures that look like typos, Canada Goose robbers , and something called frost quakes —the nation’s railroad system took a turn for the apocalyptic this week, too. Rails broke in three different places between Baltimore and Washington on Thursday, causing severe delays . Amtrak canceled dozens of trains passing through Chicago, a

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Hammarby missade chansen att lyfta

Hammarby hade chansen att ta viktiga poäng i handbollsligans bottenstrid när de tog sig an klassiska Redbergslid på hemmaplan.

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There's an 'empty trash bag' circling our planet

Space Not drifting through the wind. There is a lot of space junk streaming around the Earth’s orbit, but few objects are quite as peculiar as one called A10bMLz.

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The Deep Roots of Fake News

A new history of the United States traces mass media’s destabilizing effects back to the nation’s birth. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Glem hørebøfferne: I fremtiden har vi hver vores lydboble i stuen

Med ny teknologi kan flere personer høre forskellige lyde i samme rum og på samme tid – uden at forstyrre hinanden.

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Protecting those on the frontline from Ebola

Online training developed at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) increased the knowledge of health care workers about effective prevention of Ebola up to 19 percent and reduced critical errors to 2.3 percent in a small MUSC cohort. These findings, published in Health Security, suggest that the program could improve protection of health care workers from Ebola and, because it will be ea

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SFU researchers find new clues to controlling HIV

An international research team led by Simon Fraser University and South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa is harnessing the immune system to reveal new clues that may help in efforts to produce an HIV vaccine. They've identified a connection between infection control and how well antiviral T cells respond to diverse HIV sequences.

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Man gripen för misstänkt mordförsök i Uppsala

Efter ett larm om misstänkt misshandel stannade polisen en bil i Uppsala, och fann en kvinna med så svåra skador att polisen rubricerar händelsen som ett mordförsök. Med kvinnan i bilen satt en man, som nu har gripits.

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Watch the Polar Vortex Cast Its Chill Over North America in This Satellite's-Eye View

Americans across the Midwest and Northeast can agree on one thing — it's really, really cold this week — and a NASA satellite monitoring air temperatures confirms the sentiment.

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Chinese Probe Uncovers New Mystery on the Dark Side of the Moon

The 'dark' side of the moon isn't really darker than the 'light side of the moon. But it does appear to get colder at night.

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When oil rigs become reefs, everyone benefits

New research digs into the history, ecology, and pragmatics of efforts to turn oil rigs into human-made reefs. Offshore oil platforms have an immense presence, physically, financially, and environmentally. Some 6,000 rigs pump petroleum and natural gas worldwide. But as they extract hydrocarbons from deep beneath the sea, these structures undergo a transformation invisible from above the waves. T

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US thaws from Arctic deep freeze as death toll climbs

An Arctic air mass blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people in the US began moving out to sea Friday, easing its grip on about a dozen states that have endured days of record-breaking cold.

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How to Stream Super Bowl 2019 (And Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl)

Our full guide to streaming Super Bowl 53 for free online (and the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl).

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Photos of the Week: Mountain God, Polar Vortex, Giant Donut

An abandoned castle compound in Turkey, a wild leopard in an Indian village, anti-government protests in France and Honduras, damage from a tornado in Cuba, a train ride through the surf in England, love locks in South Korea, hot-pot bathing in China, a muddy “Tough Guy” event in England, and much more

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New UC study may help guide treatment of pediatric anxiety

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati looked at common medications prescribed for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, to determine the most effective and best-tolerated. This study revealed that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) performed best overall. The results, available online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, include the largest amount of data to date

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Ancient fortress reveals how prehistoric civilizations of Central Asia lived

Scientists from Russia and Uzbekistan found a unified fortification system that on the northern border of ancient Bactria. This country existed in the III century BC. The fortress found blocked the border and protected the oases of Bactria from the nomads raids. During the excavations, scientists revealed the fortress citadel, drew up a detailed architectural plan and collected rich archaeological

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Nya vittnen i Huskvarnamålet

Nya vittnen har tillkommit i målet som ska avgöra hur det gick till när den hemlöse mannen från Rumänien miste livet i en park i Huskvarna i somras, rapporterar P4 Jönköping.

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Police Said You Could Skip Public Facial Recognition. They Lied.

Flags Raised In December, London’s Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) announced plans to use facial recognition technology to scan people’s faces during a public pilot program. “Anyone who declines to be scanned during the deployment will not be viewed as suspicious by police officers,” the Met wrote in its announcement of the program. “There must be additional information available to support

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Resurrecting the Genes of Extinct Plants

Scientists at Gingko Bioworks have resurrected the smell of an extinct flower by putting together the pieces of its DNA. To learn more, read the "Ghost Flowers" by Rowan Jacobsen at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fragrant-genes-of-extinct-flowers-have-been-brought-back-to-life/ From: Scientific American

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Astrophysicist Mercedes Lopez-Morales Is Grooming the Next Generation of Planet Hunters

"The Daily Show" correspondent Roy Wood, Jr. talks with the astrophysicist about adrenaline, fear, curiosity and attracting younger generations to science

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Invisible tags: Physicists write, read and erase using light

A team of physicists has developed a new method of storing information in fully transparent plastic foils.

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Parks rush to clean up toppled trees, trash after shutdown

National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California.

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Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia

Large-scale agriculture, primarily for growing oil palms, remains a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia, but its impact has diminished proportionately in recent years as other natural and human causes emerge, a new Duke University study finds.

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Top Science Stories For January

Top Science Stories For January January's coolest science stories summed up. Top Science Stories for January Video of Top Science Stories for January End of January science stories summed up. Technology Friday, February 1, 2019 – 14:45 Alistair Jennings, Contributor References: 1 – Causal deconvolution by algorithmic generative models ( https://www.nature.com/articles/s42256-018-0005-0 ) 2 – Lear

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Lampreys can regenerate severed spines more than once

After a second complete spinal cord severing, lampreys can recover and regenerate just as impressively as they do after the first, according to a new study. The study opens up a new path for identifying pro-regenerative molecules and potential therapeutic targets for human spinal cord injury. Spontaneous recovery from spinal cord injury is almost unheard of in humans and other mammals, but many v

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Margot Wallström ”djupt oroad” efter det brutna kärnvapenavtalet

USA kommer ”gå framåt” med utvecklingen av missilsystem, och Ryssland kommer ”såklart svara”. Andra ledare över världen, däribland Sveriges utrikesminister Margot Wallström, ser nu oroligt på utvecklingen kring det brutna kärnvapenavtalet.

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Innovative GEDI instrument now gathering forest data

NASA instrument scientist Bryan Blair had just finished writing the flight software for the agency's Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, or MOLA, when he was invited in 1991 to fly a lidar instrument aboard a P-3 research aircraft to test new lidar techniques over the ice sheets in Greenland. En route, he gathered measurements of forested areas in New York state. What he discovered in the data stunned h

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New tool compares costs and benefits of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies

Many fleet managers are looking at alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies to reduce their environmental footprint and save money. The AFLEET Tool, and its newly launched web-based version, AFLEET Online, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, can help fleets optimize their purchasing decisions to do exactly that.

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Team sports aren’t enough exercise for homeschoolers

Organized sports and physical activities aren’t enough to keep homeschoolers fit, research finds. Researchers studied data from 100 homeschooled children age 10-17 to back up their assumption that such activities are sufficient to keep children physically fit. The data, however, proved them wrong. Laura Kabiri, a sports medicine lecturer in Rice University’s department of kinesiology, says the pr

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Simulations of quantum transport: Universal spreading laws confirmed

A novel toolbox developed to implement ultrafast simulations of quantum transport has allowed the achievement of unprecedented limits in the understanding of wave spreading mechanisms.

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How plants cope with iron deficiency

Researchers have discovered a new switch that plants use to control their responses to iron deficiency,

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How predatory plankton created modern ecosystems after 'Snowball Earth'

Around 635 to 720 million years ago, Earth was twice almost completely covered by ice. The question of how life survived these 'Snowball Earth' glaciations has puzzled scientists for many decades. Researchers have now found the first detailed glimpse of life after the 'Snowball' in the form of newly discovered ancient molecules, buried in old rocks.

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Found: Kweneng, a pre-colonial city in South Africa

To the southeast of Johannesburg lies a forgotten city. Formerly seen as some scattered dwellings, it turns out to be the ruins of a metropolis. The past is hidden everywhere, and LiDAR keeps revealing big secrets. None As the cradle of humanity, the little bit we know about Africa's pre-colonial past is not nearly enough. In South Africa, the lack of a written record means that its past remains

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Here’s what makes satire so funny, according to science

Analysis of headlines from the satirical newspaper The Onion could help you — or a computer — write humorous news headlines.

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Kvinna död i bilolycka – väldigt halt på platsen

En 43-årig kvinna har dött i en bilolycka på riksväg 50 utanför Motala. – Det var väldigt, väldigt halt på platsen, säger Lars-Göran Nilsryd, vakthavande befäl vid polisen.

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Why People Are Adding Electric Shocks to Their Workouts

Electro Muscle Stimulation Popular Science reporter Rachel Feltman recently tested a futuristic way of getting fit : zapping your muscles with electricity during an otherwise conventional workout. Feltman’s takeaway: “The pumps, my dudes, were indeed gnarly.” Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) has been around for a while , but only recently turned into a group exercise thanks to a U.S.-based fitnes

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Cops Are Using Amazon’s Facial Recognition Software Wrong

Riddled With Holes When Amazon’s facial recognition system Rekognition came under fire by studies that found it was inaccurate and biased against women and people of color , the company responded by saying that the researchers misrepresented how Rekognition might be used by Amazon’s law enforcement clients. But now, a law enforcement client has come forward and said that no, it uses the software

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Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

A mollusk with teeth that can grind down rock may hold the key to making next generation abrasion-resistant materials and nanoscale materials for energy.

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'Quiet' light

Spectrally pure lasers lie at the heart of precision high-end scientific and commercial applications, thanks to their ability to produce near-perfect single-color light. A laser's capacity to do so is measured in terms of its linewidth, or coherence, which is the ability to emit a constant frequency over a certain period of time before that frequency changes.

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Thermal imaging offers better way to assess burns

Burns cause approximately 180,00 deaths every year. A new method may offer a better way to predict the best treatment. When a patient arrives at the emergency room with a burn, doctors do a clinical inspection to assess both the severity of the lesion in relation to the affected area of the body and the injury’s depth (first, second or third-degree burns). The surgical team then makes a decision—

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Scan slutar med svart plast

Köttkoncernen HK Scan tar under året bort all svart plast i sina förpackningar i Sverige och Finland. Detta eftersom den svarta plasten inte går återvinna. – Beslutet är frukten av vårt arbete att tillsammans med branschen utbilda och fatta kloka beslut, säger Mattias Philipsson, vd på Plastkretsen.

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'Quiet' light

Spectrally pure lasers lie at the heart of precision high-end scientific and commercial applications, thanks to their ability to produce near-perfect single-color light. A laser's capacity to do so is measured in terms of its linewidth, or coherence, which is the ability to emit a constant frequency over a certain period of time before that frequency changes.

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Researchers report advances in stretchable semiconductors, integrated electronics

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to commercialization.

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Invisible tags: Physicists at TU Dresden write, read and erase using light

A team of physicists headed by Professor Sebastian Reineke of TU Dresden developed a new method of storing information in fully transparent plastic foils. Their innovative idea was now published in the renowned online journal Science Advances.

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Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease.

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Virtual lens improves X-ray microscopy

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method that makes X-ray images even better: The resolution is higher and allows more precise inferences about the properties of materials. They moved the lens of an X-ray microscope and recorded a number of individual images to generate, with the help of computer algorithms, the actual picture. They have, for the first time ever,

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Researchers create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure

Chemistry researchers use block copolymers to create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure.

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An 'acoustic fingerprint' should keep Alexa from waking during Amazon's Super Bowl ad

Technology The same technique works for when Stephen Colbert gets mischievous. Here's how Amazon works to prevent your television from triggering Alexa.

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Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

Researchers have discovered a piece of the genetic puzzle that allows a mollusk to produce magnetite nanomaterials.

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Simulating meteorite impacts in the lab

Researchers have simulated meteorite impacts in the lab and followed the resulting structural changes in two feldspar minerals with X-rays as they happened.

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Passagerare fast i tunnelbanan i en timme – påverkar trafiken

Det är totalstopp på tunnelbanans gröna linje mellan Skärmarbrink och Medborgarplatsen. Detta efter att en växel gått sönder vid Gullmarsplan. Passagerare tvingades sitta fast i tåget i cirka en timme. – Det var säkert jättejobbigt för passagerarna, säger Henrik Palmér på SL:s presstjänst.

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Google Employees Are Fighting With Executives Over Pay

In a late 2018 survey, 74 percent of employees said they felt "positive" about the management team's ability to lead, down from 92 percent a year earlier.

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Another Scientist Is Gene-Editing Human Embryos — but More Ethically

A Better Way Not all human gene-editing research is created equal. The Chinese scientist He Jiankui is a prime example of a reckless gene-editing researcher . He forged documents and used untested technologies on humans while conducting his research, which culminated in the births of the first gene-edited babies in November. On the other end of the spectrum is Dieter Egli. On Friday, NPR publishe

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Hole pocket-driven superconductivity and its universal features in the electron-doped cuprates

After three decades of intensive research attention, the emergence of superconductivity in cuprates remains an unsolved puzzle. One major challenge has been to arrive at a satisfactory understanding of the unusual metallic "normal state" from which the superconducting state emerges upon cooling. A second challenge has been to achieve a unified understanding of hole- and electron-doped compounds.

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Transient exciton-polariton dynamics in WSe2 by ultrafast near-field imaging

Van der Waals (vdW) materials offer an exciting platform for strong light-matter interaction enabled by their polaritonic modes and the associated deep subwavelength light confinement. Semiconductor vdW materials such as WSe 2 are of particular interest for photonic and quantum integrated technologies because they sustain visible–near-infrared (VIS-NIR) exciton-polariton (EP) modes at room temper

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Imaging of local structures affecting electrical transport properties of large graphene sheets by lock-in thermography

The distribution of defects and dislocations in graphene layers has become a very important concern with regard to the electrical and electronic transport properties of device applications. Although several experiments have shown the influence of defects on the electrical properties of graphene, these studies were limited to measuring microscopic areas because of their long measurement times. Her

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Conjoined-network rendered stiff and tough hydrogels from biogenic molecules

Hydrogels from biological sources are expected as potential structural biomaterials, but most of them are either soft or fragile. Here, a new strategy was developed to construct hydrogels that were both stiff and tough via the formation of the conjoined-network, which was distinct from improving homogeneity or incorporating energy dissipation mechanisms (double-network) approaches. Conjoined-netw

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Block copolymer-based porous carbon fibers

Carbon fibers have high surface areas and rich functionalities for interacting with ions, molecules, and particles. However, the control over their porosity remains challenging. Conventional syntheses rely on blending polyacrylonitrile with sacrificial additives, which macrophase-separate and result in poorly controlled pores after pyrolysis. Here, we use block copolymer microphase separation, a

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Programmable transparent organic luminescent tags

A milestone in the field of organic luminescent labeling is reached, as fast and multiple (>40 cycles) printing of information onto any substrate in any size for very low costs is shown, resulting in rewritable high-resolution (>700 dpi) and high-contrast images. By making use of a simple device structure containing nothing but highly available materials, an ultrathin, flexible, and fully transpa

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X-ray Fourier ptychography

To a large extent, the performance of imaging systems is determined by their objectives, which affect properties as varied as collection efficiency, resolving power, and image distortions. Such limitations can be addressed by so-called aperture synthesis, a technique used, for instance, in radar, astronomy, and, increasingly, microscopy. Here, we apply such techniques to x-ray imaging and demonst

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High-speed imaging of ice nucleation in water proves the existence of active sites

Understanding how surfaces direct nucleation is a complex problem that limits our ability to predict and control crystal formation. We here address this challenge using high-speed imaging to identify and quantify the sites at which ice nucleates in water droplets on the two natural cleavage faces of macroscopic feldspar substrates. Our data show that ice nucleation only occurs at a few locations,

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Renewable lubricants with tailored molecular architecture

We present a strategy to synthesize three types of renewable lubricant base oils with up to 90% yield using 2-alkylfurans, derived from nonfood biomass, and aldehydes, produced from natural oils or biomass through three chemistries: hydroxyalkylation/alkylation (HAA), HAA followed by hydrogenation, and HAA followed by hydrodeoxygenation. These molecules consist of (i) furan rings, (ii) saturated

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Fully rubbery integrated electronics from high effective mobility intrinsically stretchable semiconductors

An intrinsically stretchable rubbery semiconductor with high mobility is critical to the realization of high-performance stretchable electronics and integrated devices for many applications where large mechanical deformation or stretching is involved. Here, we report fully rubbery integrated electronics from a rubbery semiconductor with a high effective mobility, obtained by introducing metallic

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Researchers create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure

A professor in Virginia Tech's College of Science wants to power planes and cars using energy stored in their exterior shells. He may have discovered a path toward that vision using porous carbon fibers made from what's known as block copolymers.

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Virtual lens improves X-ray microscopy

With X-ray microscopes, researchers at PSI look inside computer chips, catalysts, small pieces of bone, or brain tissue. The short wavelength of the X-rays makes details visible that are a million times smaller than a grain of sand—structures in the nanometer range (millionths of a millimeter). As in a normal microscope, a lens is used to gather the light scattered by the sample and forms an enlar

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Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk

Researchers find that it's not just high-risk genes, but how children's bodies respond to their own intestinal microbiota that relates to future diagnoses of type 1 diabetes.

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Cities Aren’t Built for Parents

Malaysia Goodson was just 22 when she died . She fell down a flight of stairs in a Midtown Manhattan subway station on Monday evening and was found unconscious and unresponsive at the scene, her 1-year-old daughter—who’d been tucked in a stroller and was still alive—beside her. As of Thursday morning, the cause of Goodson’s death was still unknown, though a spokeswoman for the city’s medical exam

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Huge cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of several disturbing discoveries reported in a new study of the disintegrating glacier.

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Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

Researchers have discovered a piece of the genetic puzzle that allows a mollusk to produce magnetite nanomaterials.

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Variations in seafloor create freak ocean waves

Researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves — waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of seafarers' imaginations.

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Should the Himalayan Wolf Be Classified as a New Species?

Years of expeditions in the world's tallest mountain range reveal that Himalayan wolves have developed genetic adaptations to living at high altitudes

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Ryssland knäckte Finland – klara för final

Finland höll emot i en halvlek. Sedan tog Ryssland kommandot och vann VM-semifinalen i Vänersborg med 6–2. – Synd, när vi gjort det så bra i första halvlek, säger Markus Kumpuoja, som gjorde ett tidigt ledningsmål för Finland.

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Viktors val: SD:s sluga plan i EU-frågan

När SD nu svänger om EU är det rimligen bara en tidsfråga innan Sverige lämnar unionen. Sveriges ledande samhällsmagasin förklarar hur allt hänger ihop.

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Nanoparticles in food can alter the behavior of gut bacteria

A study of how natural and synthetic nanoparticles in food can impact gut bacteria offers useful information for medicine and the food industry.

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Gear to make better movies on your smartphone

Gadgets Portable equipment to give your iPhone videos some professional polish. A list of super portable gear to take your smartphone movie making to the next level.

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Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia

Large-scale agriculture, primarily for growing oil palms, remains a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia but its impact has diminished in recent years as other natural and human causes emerge, a new study finds. These causes, which vary by location and over time, include the conversion of forests to grasslands by El Niño-fueled wildfires; small-scale farming; and mining. Policymakers and cons

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No sweat? That's an issue for home-schooled children

Children schooled at home may not get enough exercise even if they participate in organized sports and physical activities, according to new research.

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The coevolution of lifespan and reversible plasticity

The coevolution of lifespan and reversible plasticity The coevolution of lifespan and reversible plasticity, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08502-9 Reversible phenotypic plasticity is expected to be favoured by long lifespan, as this increases the environmental variation individuals experience. Here, the authors develop a model showing how phenotypic plasticity can dri

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Magnetization reversal driven by low dimensional chaos in a nanoscale ferromagnet

Magnetization reversal driven by low dimensional chaos in a nanoscale ferromagnet Magnetization reversal driven by low dimensional chaos in a nanoscale ferromagnet, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08444-2 Energy-efficient manipulation of spins at the nanoscale can advance magnetic storage and computing technologies. Here the authors show that low-dimensional chaos gener

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Satb1 regulates the effector program of encephalitogenic tissue Th17 cells in chronic inflammation

Satb1 regulates the effector program of encephalitogenic tissue Th17 cells in chronic inflammation Satb1 regulates the effector program of encephalitogenic tissue Th17 cells in chronic inflammation, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08404-w A chromatin remodelling factor Satb1 is essential for T cell lineage development in the thymus. Here the authors show that while Satb

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A number-based inventory of size-resolved black carbon particle emissions by global civil aviation

A number-based inventory of size-resolved black carbon particle emissions by global civil aviation A number-based inventory of size-resolved black carbon particle emissions by global civil aviation, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08491-9 Size-resolved Black Carbon (BC) particle number emission inventory is not available for global civil aviation. Here the authors conve

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Smart scanning for low-illumination and fast RESOLFT nanoscopy in vivo

Smart scanning for low-illumination and fast RESOLFT nanoscopy in vivo Smart scanning for low-illumination and fast RESOLFT nanoscopy in vivo, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08442-4 Long acquisition time and high illumination intensities needed in super-resolution imaging often generate photobleaching and phototoxicity. Here the authors develop a non-deterministic scan

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Noisy defects in the high-Tc superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x

Noisy defects in the high- T c superconductor Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8+x Noisy defects in the high- T c superconductor Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8+x , Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08518-1 The effects of dopants in high-temperature superconductors on the surrounding electronic structure give insights into their unconventional microscopic behaviour. Here the authors find a new cl

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Dehydration and insulinopenia are necessary and sufficient for euglycemic ketoacidosis in SGLT2 inhibitor-treated rats

Dehydration and insulinopenia are necessary and sufficient for euglycemic ketoacidosis in SGLT2 inhibitor-treated rats Dehydration and insulinopenia are necessary and sufficient for euglycemic ketoacidosis in SGLT2 inhibitor-treated rats, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08466-w The use of sodium-glucose transport protein 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for the treatment of diabete

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Patterns of genetic differentiation and the footprints of historical migrations in the Iberian Peninsula

Patterns of genetic differentiation and the footprints of historical migrations in the Iberian Peninsula Patterns of genetic differentiation and the footprints of historical migrations in the Iberian Peninsula, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08272-w The Iberian Peninsula has a complex history. Here, the authors analyse the genetic structure of the modern Iberian popula

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Scientists discover potential way to treat and prevent cancer in children (neuroblastoma)

The MYCN oncogene is known to be a key cause of a number of deadly solid tumour cancers, including neuroblastoma which claims more lives of children under 5 than any other cancer. In new research, a team led by Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director, and Professor Murray Norris AM, Deputy Director, Children's Cancer Institute, Australia, has uncovered a previously unknown crucial link bet

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Will AI will be the future of travel booking?

It seems the Hopper is rasing a lot of money, but still not making profit.. I think it will take at least a decade that will book through AI… submitted by /u/trvltrend [link] [comments]

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It’s So Cold, Even Teslas Are Freezing Shut

Snowed In The polar vortex that walloped the Midwest before heading East also revealed another roadblock to clean transportation. Electric cars are unable to handle the cold, owners are discovering. Tesla owners are even finding that their vehicles are frozen shut, according to Mashable — suggesting that electric vehicles aren’t fully equipped to replace gas-powered cars just yet. In case anybody

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Nio personer inblandade i bilolycka

En olycka har inträffat utanför Borås i Västra Götaland. Sammanlagt ska nio personer vara inblandade, av vilka två har förts till sjukhus med allvarliga skador.

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Is Jordan Peterson's all-beef diet really healthy?

Jordan Peterson began eating an all-beef diet after his daughter's health problems cleared up. The human microbiome requires a diversity of nutrients and bacteria, making such a diet questionable in the long-term. Neuroses caused by elimination diets could prove to be unhealthier than the ailments they purportedly cure. None Cats are uniquely positioned in the animal kingdom. While they can diges

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Microbes help make the coffee

When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. Lactic acid bacteria play an important, positive role in this process. Other species of microbes may play a role in this process as well, but more research is needed to better understand their role. The research is published Feb. 1 in Applied and Environmental Microbiolo

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Jordskalv i södra Mexiko

Ett jordskalv har inträffat i delstaten Chiapas i södra Mexiko. Magnituden var 6,6, enligt USA:s geologiska myndighet USGS.

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Where does the periodic table end?

On the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, we look to the future—where the periodic table might end and how it could be organized

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Hot way to clean polluted soil passes lettuce test

Growing lettuce shows it’s possible to bring back fertile soil after heavy oil contamination. Engineers Kyriacos Zygourakis and Pedro Alvarez of Rice University and their colleagues have fine-tuned their method to remove petroleum contaminants from soil through the age-old process of pyrolysis. The technique gently heats soil while keeping oxygen out, which avoids the damage usually done to ferti

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Trilobites: Flying Squirrels That Glow Pink in the Dark

While ultraviolet fluorescence is common in birds, butterflies and sea creatures, scientists haven’t often observed it in mammals.

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Working out regularly boosts appetite for healthier foods, new research suggests

The study examined the dietary choices of students who were asked to begin regular workouts over a 15-week period. Although students were asked not to significantly change their diets, most began choosing healthier foods. Interestingly, the types of foods they chose seemed to be associated with the intensity and lengths of their workouts. None Many people want a healthier lifestyle, but working t

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What Medical School Doesn’t Teach About Death

T o say that the practice of palliative care comes to vivid life in Sunita Puri’s pages may seem like a bad choice of words. But her memoir about tending to seriously, often incurably, sick people pulls off that feat. The driven daughter of Indian immigrants (her father is an engineer, her mother an anesthesiologist), she was in for a shock during her residency. She had been trained to equate suc

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Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

For the first time, a team led by Okayama University and the University of California, Riverside has discovered a piece of the genetic puzzle that allows the chiton to produce magnetite nanomaterials.

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No sweat? That's an issue for home-schooled children

Children schooled at home may not get enough exercise even if they participate in organized sports and physical activities, according to researchers at Rice University.

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The future of minority health and health disparities research is here

Thirty specific research strategies were identified across the three pillars that guided the science visioning: methods and measurement, etiology, and interventions.

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Microbes help make the coffee

When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. Lactic acid bacteria play an important, positive role in this process. Other species of microbes may play a role in this process as well, but more research is needed to better understand their role. The research is published February 1 in Applied and Environmental Microb

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French research chief: grants are up, bureaucracy is down

French research chief: grants are up, bureaucracy is down French research chief: grants are up, bureaucracy is down, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00157-2 Thierry Damerval speaks to Nature about his first year at the helm of the French National Research Agency, the nation’s main competitive funder.

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Microbes help make the coffee

When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. Lactic acid bacteria play an important, positive role in this process. Other species of microbes may play a role in this process as well, but more research is needed to better understand their role. The research is published February 1 in Applied and Environmental Microb

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New computational method reduces risk of drug formulation

A team of researchers has developed a new method to calculate and predict how drug molecules in molecular crystals arrange themselves under changing energetic conditions. For pharmaceutical companies, this approach could be used to avoid expensive development failures, production errors, and potential litigation.

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Discovery points to innovative new way to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Researchers have discovered a new way to treat the loss of muscle function caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy in animal models of the disease. The team restored muscle stem cell function that is impaired in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, resulting in efficient regeneration of the muscle and preventing the progressive loss of muscle strength characteristic of the disease.

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Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests

Cancer biologists have discovered a mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: The tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to proliferate.

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Years-old Mars rover gets a new trick

NASA’s Curiosity rover had been studying Mars for years before a scientist thought of using it for something new: making the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth. “Curiosity, essentially, has a new science instrument six-and-a-half years into its mission…” Details on the new measurements, which researchers based on scientific analysis of data the rover already produced

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Macaques adapt to city life, Andean condors are released back into the wild, and a lion catches a seal in this week’s gallery Continue reading…

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Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia

Large-scale agriculture, primarily for growing oil palms, remains a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia but its impact has diminished in recent years as other natural and human causes emerge, a Duke University study finds. These causes, which vary by location and over time, include the conversion of forests to grasslands by El Niño-fueled wildfires; small-scale farming; and mining. Policymak

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Method makes better atom-thin ‘nanochips’ for less

Researchers have discovered a better way to fabricate atom-thin computer processors. The discovery could have far-reaching impacts on nanoscale chip production and in labs across the globe where scientists are exploring 2D materials for ever-smaller and -faster semiconductors. The researchers demonstrate that lithography using a probe heated above 100 degrees Celsius (212 F) outperformed standard

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What Is Genetic Modification?

Genetic modification purposefully alters the genetic makeup of organisms through controlled breeding or via genetic engineering technologies such as CRISPR.

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Sirener ljöd när Iran firade 40-årig revolution

Med sirener och militärparader firade Iran på fredagen 40-årsjubileet av den islamiska revolutionen i landet. Men festligheterna skuggas av ekonomisk kris.

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Man omkom i kraftig kollision

En man i 60-årsåldern omkom i en sidokollision på riksväg 25 mellan Alvesta och Växjö på fredagen, skriver polisen på sin hemsida.

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Scientist Who Rejects Warming Is Named to EPA Advisory Board

John Christy has advocated for the repeal of regulations on greenhouse gas emissions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Site of care may affect patients' access to palliative treatment

Studies have found that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive end-of-life palliative care than their counterparts. A new study conducted by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital set out to understand why and has revealed that site of care may be a key contributing factor to this difference among patients with advanced, metastatic cancer.

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Study predicts worsening of overdose crisis, limits of focusing on prescription opioids

A study from investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment projects that the opioid overdose epidemic in the US is likely to increase in coming years, and that measures based on restricting access to prescription opioids will have a minimal impact in reducing overdose deaths.

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BP:s supertalang klar för Amiens

Brommapojkarnas talangfulle anfallare Jack Lahne är klar för franska Ligue 1-laget Amiens. 17-åringen lånas ut fram till sommaren, sedan kan Amiens köpa loss honom permanent.

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Steaming lakes and thundersnow: 4 questions answered about weird winter weather

Extreme cold weather can produce unusual phenomena, from so-called sea smoke to slushy ocean waves. As atmospheric scientist Scott Denning explains, these striking events are caused mainly by the behavior of water at very cold temperatures.

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Vice to cut 10% of staff in latest media downsizing

Vice Media unveiled plans Friday to cut 10 percent of its staff, or some 250 jobs, in the latest round of job slashing in the once-sizzling digital media sector.

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Elon Musk’s New Goal: “Reach the Moon as Fast as Possible”

To the Moon Elon Musk really wants to get to the Moon – and “as fast as possible,” he wrote in a tweet last night . The Twitter thread also included new details about SpaceX’s Raptor engine, which could boost the spacetech company’s enormous stainless steel Starship into space. Preparing to fire the Starship Raptor engine at @SpaceX Texas pic.twitter.com/8JCOi1BG6z — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) Februar

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Video: How shaving cream works

Whether you rock sideburns or baby-smooth legs, all shavers share one concern—the threat of razor-sharp metal. But luckily, shaving cream packs the right chemistry to keep us looking good while protecting our sensitive skin.

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You know that 'rain' smell? It can help scientists study how smell affects behavior

Take a whiff when it rains after a dry spell, and breathe in the earthy scent that pervades the air. That smell comes from decomposing bacteria, and scientists call the compound geosmin.

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Enzyme warps space to break the cell's speed limit

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that rhomboid enzymes, which are special proteins that cut other proteins, are able to break the "cellular speed limit" as they move through the cell membrane. Rhomboid enzymes do this by warping their surroundings, letting them glide quickly from one end of the membrane to another.

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Study of brine discharge from desalination plant finds good news and bad news

Brine discharged from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant raises offshore salinity levels more than permitted, but researchers found no direct local impacts on sea life.

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You know that 'rain' smell? It can help scientists study how smell affects behavior

Take a whiff when it rains after a dry spell, and breathe in the earthy scent that pervades the air. That smell comes from decomposing bacteria, and scientists call the compound geosmin.

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Enzyme warps space to break the cell's speed limit

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that rhomboid enzymes, which are special proteins that cut other proteins, are able to break the "cellular speed limit" as they move through the cell membrane. Rhomboid enzymes do this by warping their surroundings, letting them glide quickly from one end of the membrane to another.

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Fiber composition in rice coproducts revealed in new study

Rice coproducts in pig diets add fat and fiber, but too much fiber can decrease energy absorption and digestibility. A recent study from the University of Illinois characterizes the chemical composition of fiber in rice and rice coproducts, which could lead to diet interventions for improved digestibility.

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Variations in seafloor create freak ocean waves

Florida State University researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves—waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of seafarers' imaginations.

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Fiber composition in rice coproducts revealed in new study

Rice coproducts in pig diets add fat and fiber, but too much fiber can decrease energy absorption and digestibility. A recent study from the University of Illinois characterizes the chemical composition of fiber in rice and rice coproducts, which could lead to diet interventions for improved digestibility.

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Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics

Medicine was transformed in the 20th century by the discovery and development of antibiotics, the vast majority of which came from one source: soil bacteria.

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The New Old Age: When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate?

A handful of hospitals have instituted mandatory screening procedures for medical professionals over 70. Many have been unenthusiastic about the idea.

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Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics

Medicine was transformed in the 20th century by the discovery and development of antibiotics, the vast majority of which came from one source: soil bacteria.

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Fiber composition in rice coproducts revealed in Illinois study

Rice coproducts in pig diets add fat and fiber, but too much fiber can decrease energy absorption and digestibility. A recent study from the University of Illinois characterizes the chemical composition of fiber in rice and rice coproducts, which could lead to diet interventions for improved digestibility.

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ATS publishes new clinical guideline on home oxygen for children

The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Velvet Buzzsaw Is Pure, Absurd, Soulless Fun

The mysterious painter at the center of Velvet Buzzsaw is a parodic fantasy of a tortured creator. His works are vivid, frightening depictions of violence and tragedy; after the artist dies, his pieces are found stacked by the hundreds in his dank apartment, a treasure trove of torment for critics to puzzle over. The paint that the old man used is so thick, it seems to rise off the canvas, and hi

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Mind the Vines

Watch UC Davis researcher and February Profilee Neelima Sinha discuss her studies of parasitic vines and their interactions with plant hosts.

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Do all chemotherapies have equal long-term heart risk?

Different chemotherapy drugs were associated with varying degrees of long-term risk of cardiomyopathy in survivors of childhood cancers, according to a new study.

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Persistent low body weight in young kids increases risk for anorexia nervosa later, study finds

A new study has found that a persistent low body mass index (BMI) in children, starting as young as age 2 for boys and 4 for girls, may be a risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa in adolescence.

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Study of brine discharge from desalination plant finds good news and bad news

Brine discharged from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant raises offshore salinity levels more than permitted, but researchers found no direct local impacts on sea life.

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Looking to choose a healthy post-workout snack? Decide early, study says

A post-exercise snack can threaten to undo the gains (or losses) of a workout. But the decision itself may depend on when you make it, according to a new study. Participants asked to choose between an apple and brownie were about one-third more likely to favor the fruit when deciding before vs. after their workouts.

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Egen: Transhumanism (helt oredigerad)

De senaste åren har transhumanismrörelsen vuxit sig stark i Sverige. Deras syfte är att med hjälp av teknik förbättra människans mentala och fysiska egenskaper. Förutom att dra kroppsmodifiering till helt nya nivåer menar forskarna att utvecklingen kan medföra etiska problem. Tatueringar och piercings är typer av kroppsmodifieringar som vi är hyfsat vana vid att se. De senaste åren har det dock u

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Flera gener bidrar till narkolepsi orsakad av Pandemrix

Förekomsten av narkolepsi ökade kraftigt i Sverige efter massvaccination med Pandemrix mot svininfluensa 2009-2010. Narkolepsi är starkt associerat med immungener såsom HLA (human leukocyt antigen), men de är inte är hela förklaringen till varför vissa personer insjuknar. – Vi har upptäckt att flera gener bidrar till risk för att utveckla narkolepsi efter vaccination med Pandemrix. Punkter i hela

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SSU om EU-listan: Kandidaterna är för gamla

Socialdemokraternas ungdomsförbunds ordförande Philip Botström är mycket kritisk till partiets topplista inför EU-valet. Han och förbundet tycker att kandidaterna är för gamla. – Partiet talar ju gärna om förnyelse och föryngring men när det väl kommer till kritan så levererar man inte, säger han och tillägger att S nu har brutit mot ett kongressbeslut.

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Maria, Maria

Trek along with NASA scientists surveying the damage to Puerto Rican forests wrought by Hurricane Maria, which slammed into the island in 2017.

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Watch an Adorably Tiny Robot Go for a Teeny Run

Robot for Ants? If robots are going to surf through our bloodstreams by 2030, as futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts they will , we’re going to need to find a way to make the bots both tiny and mobile. And if a video released by IEEE Spectrum on Thursday is any indication, we’re on the right track. The clip features a microbot created by Ryan St. Pierre from the University of Maryland running surprisi

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Lindsey Vonn slutar efter VM

En av världens främsta alpina skidåkare genom tiderna gör sitt sista framträdande på svensk mark nästa vecka. Lindsey Vonn, 34, har meddelat att VM i Åre blir hennes sista tävling.

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In Anti-Vaxxer Hot Spot, Measles Continues to Spread

Some 40 cases of measles have been confirmed in an outbreak spreading in the Pacific Northwest. At least 32 of those infected had not been vaccinated against the respiratory disease, which in rare cases can be deadly. In response, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday declared a state of emergency.

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UC Berkeley bans new research funding from Huawei

UC Berkeley bans new research funding from Huawei UC Berkeley bans new research funding from Huawei, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00451-z Moratorium comes after the US justice department charged the Chinese company with stealing trade secrets.

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New research, January 21-27, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Temperature, precipitation, wind Addressing the relocation bias in a long temperature record by means of land cover assessment Interannual Variability of Summer Surface Air Temperature over Central India: Implications for Monsoon Onset (open access) Skilful seasonal prediction of Korean winter temperature (open access) Evaluatio

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A Green New Deal must not sabotage climate goals

Recently, 626 organizations—mostly environmental groups, including 350.org and Greenpeace USA—sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to consider a number of principles when crafting climate legislation like a Green New Deal “to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).” Broadly, there were six major principles in the letter: Halt all fossil fuel leasing, phase ou

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The dangers of hidden fat: Exercise is your best defense against deep abdominal fat

Researchers analyzed two types of interventions — lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) — to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly.

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A new toolkit for studying how 'PARP' activity boosts cancers

A new method developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is likely to speed the study of an important biological process called ADP-ribosylation.

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Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics

In an exhaustive search of microbes from more than 1,400 insects collected from diverse environments across North and South America, a UW-Madison research team found that insect-borne microbes often outperformed soil bacteria in stopping some of the most common and dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

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Variations in seafloor create freak ocean waves

Florida State University researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves — waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of seafarers' imaginations.

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I Tried a VR App Meant to Replace Offices, and It Was Glorious

Business Casual Holodeck On Thursday afternoon, I slipped a virtual reality headset onto my head and felt like I’d jacked into the Matrix. Or maybe “Office Space.” I was standing at a virtual desk surrounded by 18 gigantic monitors. The simulation, which is called Dataview VR, was specifically built for people working in finance, so many of the monitors were taken up by graphs and data points tha

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The Quiet Heroism of Mail Delivery

On Wednesday, a polar vortex brought bitter cold to the Midwest. Overnight, Chicago reached a low of 21 degrees Fahrenheit below zero, making it slightly colder than Antarctica, Alaska, and the North Pole . Wind chills were 64 degrees below zero in Park Rapids, Minnesota, and 45 degrees below zero in Buffalo, North Dakota, according to the National Weather Service . Schools, restaurants, and busi

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A Healthy Brain Needs a Healthy Body

The heart-brain connection is well established , and studies are finding increasing evidence that cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, and obesity contribute to the risk of cognitive decline. Stroke and dementia are more likely to occur in people with high blood pressure, for example, according to the National Institutes of Health “ Mind Your Risks ” campaign, which c

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Book Excerpt from The Environment

The authors of a new history of humanity's relationship with the environment and how climate change fits into the equation.

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Enzyme warps space to break the cell's speed limit

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that rhomboid enzymes, which are special proteins that cut other proteins, are able to break the 'cellular speed limit' as they move through the cell membrane.

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Lettuce show you how to restore oil-soaked soil

Rice University engineers have fine-tuned a method to restore oil-soaked soil to fertility while eliminating toxic hydrocarbons.

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Supercomputing helps study two-dimensional materials

Computational scientists support experimentalist's quest to observe lithium atoms' behaviour when placed between two sheets of graphene.

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Optimized binding cavity

The impressively high conversion rates of natural enzymes partly result from increasing the catalytic activity of a selected few amino acid side chains through precise positioning within the protein binding cavity. Scientists have now demonstrated that such fine-tuning is also possible for 'designer' enzymes with unnatural catalytic amino acids. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they report that l

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Gene therapy cassettes improved for muscular dystrophy

Experimental gene therapy cassettes for Duchenne muscular dystrophy have been modified to deliver better performance. The cassettes, which carry the therapy into muscle cells, contain newer versions of a miniaturized treatment gene. Earlier versions of the treatment cassettes did significantly enhance muscle function in previous lab studies, but did so incompletely. That's partly because the huge

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Watch a Super-Fast 3D Printer Scientists Call the “Replicator”

Fabrication Station 3D printers work by laboriously printing objects layer by layer. For larger objects, that process can take hours or even days. But now scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have found a shortcut: a printer that can fabricate objects in one shot using light — and which could, potentially, revolutionize rapid manufacturing technology. The Replicator The research ,

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How autism myths came to fuel anti-vaccination movements

Health A timeline leading to the 2019 measles outbreaks. Measles outbreaks across the country aren’t a fluke. Here’s how misguided fears about vaccines got us where we are.

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Tågförseningar efter stopp på södra stambanan

Ett omfattande signalfel i Hässleholm stoppade tågtrafiken på södra stambanan i några timmar under fredagen. Flera avgångar både nationellt, regionalt och lokalt ställdes in eller försenades.

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Qatar asiatiska mästare i fotboll

Överraskningslaget Qatar är nya asiatiska mästare i fotboll. I finalen slog man storfavoriterna Japan med 3–1.

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Cas stänger av tolv ryssar för dopning

Idrottens skiljedomstol Cas stänger av tolv ryska friidrottare för dopning, skriver BBC.

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Directed evolution of a designer enzyme with an unnatural catalytic amino acid

The impressively high conversion rates of natural enzymes partly result from increasing the catalytic activity of a selected few amino acid side chains through precise positioning within the protein binding cavity. Scientists have now demonstrated that such fine-tuning is also possible for "designer" enzymes with unnatural catalytic amino acids. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they report that l

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Lasers could send messages right to a listener’s ear

Communication in noisy environments or dangerous situations could one day rely on lasers.

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How we can start to heal the pain of racial division | Ruby Sales

"Where does it hurt?" It's a question that activist and educator Ruby Sales has traveled the US asking, looking deeply at the country's legacy of racism and searching for sources of healing. In this moving talk, she shares what she's learned, reflecting on her time as a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement and offering new thinking on pathways to racial justice.

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Butterflies thrive in grasslands surrounded by forest

For pollinating butterflies, it is more important to be close to forests than to agricultural fields, according to a study of 32,000 butterflies by researchers at Linköping University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. The results provide important knowledge about how to plan and manage the landscape to ensure the survival of butterflies.

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Why are you and I and everything else here?

We're here because there's more matter than antimatter in the universe. An article in Physical Review Letters explores the puzzle of the baryon asymmetry, one of the biggest unsolved problems in physics.

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Researchers determine seasonal risk threshold for patients with folate deficiency

The possible association between sun exposure and folate levels in human blood has been a major topic of discussion among experts all around the world. However, no one has demonstrated it until now.

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Faster than allowed by quantum computing?

Quantum computers are more powerful than classical computers since they work with coherent "quantum bits" instead of ordinary zeroes and ones. But could there be even more efficient "science fiction computers"? Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have now shown that this is not possible.

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Bokrecension: Hans Gunnarssons ”Nattsida” är en gåtfull bladvändare

Hans Gunnarssons nya roman ansluter till succén ”All inclusive”, och är än mer gåtfull och ödesmättad. Han är säker som få i branschen. Om han velat skriva en bladvändare så har han lyckats, skriver Jonas Thente.

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KD-ledaren ryter ifrån om gravidfrågorna

Kristdemokraternas partiledare Ebba Busch Thor har tröttnat på att få frågan ”är du gravid?”. I ett inlägg på sitt Instagramkonto ryter hon nu ifrån: ”Sluta ställ gravidfrågor till kvinnor. Punkt.”.

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Directed evolution of a designer enzyme with an unnatural catalytic amino acid

The impressively high conversion rates of natural enzymes partly result from increasing the catalytic activity of a selected few amino acid side chains through precise positioning within the protein binding cavity. Scientists have now demonstrated that such fine-tuning is also possible for "designer" enzymes with unnatural catalytic amino acids. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they report that l

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Old Mouse, Young Mouse

Meet the new AI tool that may help researchers to develop reliable biomarkers of aging by analyzing photos of mice.

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Gravida kvinnan talar ut om händelsen i tunnelbanan

Höggravida Jeanine var på väg till sjukhuset när kontrollanterna på tunnelbanan kom. När hon inte hittade sitt månadskort släpades hon ut ur vagnen av ordningsvakter och trycktes ner på en träbänk på perrongen. Nu berättar Jeanine om händelsen. – Jag var rädd att mitt barn skulle dö i magen, säger hon till DN.

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We need disagreeable people to fix our dishonest institutions

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist and managing director of Thiel Capital. In a recent interview with Rebel Wisdom, Weinstein spoke about the origins of the Intellectual Dark Web, and his theory of how our institutions are plagued by an "embedded growth obligation." Disagreeable people, Weinstein says, could help institutions correct themselves. None We are living in a fever dream from

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Lettuce show you how to restore oil-soaked soil

Rice University engineers have figured out how soil contaminated by heavy oil can not only be cleaned but made fertile again.

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Ponds can absorb more carbon than woodland – here's how they can fight climate change in your garden

Ponds are taken for granted. Perhaps it's because most of us have seen them – and on occasion, fallen into them – and think they're only good for goldfish. Ponds may be the number one habitat for children's "minibeast" hunts, but we are supposed to grow out of them in adulthood.

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How predatory plankton created modern ecosystems after 'Snowball Earth'

After global glaciation, predatory plankton apparently enabled the development of today's ecosystems.

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When mucus can be key to treating colon and airway diseases

New research reveals how healthy cells in our bodies produce mucins — the main component of mucous, which protects our intestine and airway from pathogens, toxins and allergens. Scientists have already linked defects in mucins secretion to airway and colonic diseases, such as asthma or ulcerative colitis. Now, researchers at Malhotra's laboratory in Barcelona, reveal how cells control quantities

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Suicide can't be predicted by asking about suicidal thoughts, major Australian study shows

A major Australian study from UNSW Sydney shows that most people who died of suicide dismissed expressing suicidal thoughts to health professionals, prompting calls to review the way treatment is managed and resourced.

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How much carbon emissions from farmland reclamation in China during the past 300 years?

Scientific assessment of the accounting over carbon in the terrestrial ecosystem in the process land use/land cover changes (LUCC) caused by human activities will help reduce the uncertainty in estimating carbon emissions from the terrestrial ecosystem. Science China: Earth Sciences have reported the newly assessment result of carbon emissions from farmland reclamation in China during the past 300

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Rare whale found dead in Everglades National Park waters

A rare whale was found dead in the waters of Florida's Everglades National Park.

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Cloning monkeys for research puts humans on a slippery ethical slope

Scientists have many tools at their disposal to study, manipulate and copy genes.

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Apocalypse Is Now a Chronic Condition

Last week, The Washington Post published an article with a headline that blended, as so many headlines will these days, equal amounts of accuracy and alarmism. “‘Everything Is Not Going to Be Okay’: How to Live With Constant Reminders That the Earth Is in Trouble” is a blunt summary of a subtle work of journalism—a timely and lyrical exploration of climate change not just as a physical fact, but

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Rural Communities Struggle to Adapt to Life Without Football

Last fall was supposed to be the capstone of Braden Morris’s high-school football career. The previous year, his tiny southern Illinois school, Bunker Hill High School, which has fewer than 200 students, joined forces with a neighboring school so they’d have enough players to field a varsity team. As the starting quarterback, Morris led the combined 38-player team to a playoff berth. But heading

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Rare whale found dead in Everglades National Park waters

A rare whale was found dead in the waters of Florida's Everglades National Park.

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Cloning monkeys for research puts humans on a slippery ethical slope

Scientists have many tools at their disposal to study, manipulate and copy genes.

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Bokrecension: ”Pow wow” är väl angelägen om att vara angelägen

Tommy Oranges mycket omtalade debutroman ”Pow wow” är proffsigt genomförd – så proffsig att den påminner om en Hollywoodfilm snarare än en regelrätt roman, skriver DN:s Jesper Högström.

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Researcher discusses space tourism, the first mission to Mars

In December 2018, Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, visited Boston University to discuss funding opportunities with faculty and researchers. While on campus, he also gave a talk about NASA's current and future missions. Afterward, Zurbuchen sat down with BU Research to talk about the timeline for traveling to Mars and whether he thinks humans are des

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Jonas Olsson återvänder till England

Svenske mittbacken Jonas Olsson är klar för engelska andradivisionsklubben Wigan.

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Nytt ljus över hur luftföroreningar omvandlas i atmosfären

– Genom att studera blandningar av olika luftföroreningar med modern masspektrometri har vi kunnat visa att de metoder som tidigare har använts i modellering har stora brister, säger Mattias Hallquist, professor vid Göteborgs universitet. Upptäckten är resultatet av ett samarbete mellan ett forskningscentrum i tyska Jülich, University of Manchester, Göteborgs universitet, Chalmers, IVL Svenska Mi

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Future polymer batteries wouldn’t contain any metal

New findings are a step toward the creation of a metal-free, 100-percent polymer battery. A major hurdle is finding a polymer that is electrochemically active—meaning it has to be able to store and exchange electrons. Jodie L. Lutkenhaus, associate professor in the chemical engineering department at Texas A&M University, and colleagues think that the organic radical polymers will do the trick. Ow

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Newly identified messenger molecules could help protect survival of neurones

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have identified new messenger molecules shuttled between cells which could help to protect the survival of neurones — potentially leading to new treatments for MND.

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How plants cope with iron deficiency

Research groups from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the University of Münster (WWU) have discovered a new switch that plants use to control their responses to iron deficiency. The findings from their research on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is published today in the journal Developmental Cell.

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Straightforward biosynthesis of functional bulk nanocomposites

A general and scalable biosynthesis strategy has been developed which involves simultaneous growth of cellulose nanofibrils through microbial fermentation and co-deposition of various kinds of nanoscale building blocks through aerosol feeding on solid culture substrates. The produced functional bulk nanocomposites show enhanced performances. By upgrading the state-of-the-art production line that p

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The delicate balance of treating growing but brittle bones

Turning off a bone receptor protein could potentially treat osteoporosis in children without affecting bone growth.

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Crunching the data: New liver cancer subtypes revealed immunologically

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers used substantial datasets on liver cancer patients to develop a new classification of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) into three distinct subgroups with different genetic, immunological, and clinical features. The findings of HCC subtypes related to metabolic disease, immunosuppression, or mitogenic/stem-cell-like tumors should aid the developm

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Breaching the horizons: Universal spreading laws confirmed

By extending the computational horizons from one day to the unprecedented time scales, the IBS researchers were able to confirm that a cloud of quantum particles continue to spread even when particle to particle interactions originally deemed to be the activator of the spreading, exert almost no strength. Their findings are published online in Jan. 30, 2019, in Physical Review Letters.

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39 ton giftige kemikalier forsvundet nord for Odense

39 ton giftige kemikalier er forsvundet fra fallitbo nord for Odense, og ejerne har ingen dokumentation for, hvor de er blevet af.

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Gladsaxe Kommune: Det er ikke et datalæk, de er blevet stjålet

Efter en artikel i Politiken om tyveriet og bortkomsten af to ukrypterede computere, som indeholdt personhenførbare data om borgere i Gladsaxe Kommune, skriver kommunen på Twitter, at det ikke er et datalæk, men et datatyveri

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Apple issues fix for FaceTime eavesdropping bugApple Group FaceTime

Apple said Friday it had fixed a software bug that could allow iPhone users to see people through its FaceTime calling application even before they answered the phone.

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Fewer than one in 10 people can distinguish online sponsored content from news articles

How familiar are you with native advertising? Do you think you can recognize which online content is news and which is a paid promotion? Chances are you've been fooled—more than once.

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UH marine mammal research captures rare video of newborn humpback whale

The humpback whale calf is so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy, and its mother is still excreting blood, while sometimes supporting the calf on her back. The rare video minutes after birth was captured by the University of Hawaiii at Manoa's Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) in January 2019.

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Books Briefing: What Famous Writers Had to Say About Writing

In one of the earliest issues of The Atlantic , the poet and essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. made a direct appeal to his audience on behalf of his fellow writers: “Deal gently with us, ye who read!” He wanted it to be known that writing isn’t an easy business: It can be frustrating, mystifying, isolating. And that’s just the beginning, if our full archive of writers’ musings on writing is to b

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China's looser rules may usher in a new era for EV and AV companies

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UH marine mammal research captures rare video of newborn humpback whale

The humpback whale calf is so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy, and its mother is still excreting blood, while sometimes supporting the calf on her back. The rare video minutes after birth was captured by the University of Hawaiii at Manoa's Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) in January 2019.

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Five mistakes we make when purchasing new tech

DIY Your phone, your vacuum, your printer—these are pricey items. Don't waste your money. Read up on some of the key pointers to bear in mind the next time you're shopping for a new gadget.

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Låtskrivarduellen: Joy Deb och Thomas G:son dominerar första deltävlingen

I Melodifestivalens första deltävling i Göteborg står två av Sveriges mest framgångsrika låtskrivare mot varandra. De är medförfattare till fyra låtar var. Möt ­ Linnea Deb och Thomas G:son.

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New approach gets better view of carbon deeper underground

How does carbon behave when it is more than one meter (a bit more than 3 feet) below the land surface? For scientists, this has been a frustrating question. Why? The carbon levels this far down are typically 10 to 200 times lower than in surface soils. Such low levels pose a distinct challenge for analysis. Researchers developed a new approach that extracts better results. Their approach offers in

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The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef

Much of the Great Barrier Reef is legally protected in an effort to conserve and rebuild the fragile marine environment. Marine reserves are considered the gold standard for conservation, and often shape our perception of what an "undisturbed ecosystem" should look like.

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Unusual sugar from cyanobacteria acts as natural herbicide

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a natural substance that could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: a newly discovered sugar molecule synthesized from cyanobacteria that inhibits the growth of various microorganisms and plants but is harmless to humans and animals. The joint study was led by Dr. Klaus Brilisauer, Professor Stephanie Grond (Institute of Org

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Near-term ocean warming around Antarctica affects long-term rate of sea level rise

In the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is particularly susceptible to influencing sea levels, rates of mass loss are especially sensitive near the point at which a glacier or ice shelf transitions into a regime of self-sustained retreat. In this state, the effects of ocean warming and other changes are sustained by the dynamics of a retreating ice sheet, with the rate of glacier loss depending str

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Salt doesn't melt ice – here's how it actually makes winter streets safe

Brrr … it's cold out there! Children are flocking to the television in hopes of hearing there will be a snow day; the bread and milk aisles at grocery stores are empty because of an impending snow storm; and utility trucks are out spraying salt or salt water on the roads.

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Unusual sugar from cyanobacteria acts as natural herbicide

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a natural substance that could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: a newly discovered sugar molecule synthesized from cyanobacteria that inhibits the growth of various microorganisms and plants but is harmless to humans and animals. The joint study was led by Dr. Klaus Brilisauer, Professor Stephanie Grond (Institute of Org

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Development may reduce heatwave impact

A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that global warming of 1.5 or 2°C will lead to more intense and frequent extreme heatwave events. Increased socio-economic development can, however, help reduce their impact on society in low development countries.

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Plastic in the oceans is not the fault of the global south

Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on plastic trash. Ocean plastic is clearly a problem but what is the solution?

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The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef

Much of the Great Barrier Reef is legally protected in an effort to conserve and rebuild the fragile marine environment. Marine reserves are considered the gold standard for conservation, and often shape our perception of what an "undisturbed ecosystem" should look like.

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Cutbacks at Stratolaunch, Virgin Galactic show the space industry is entering a second stage

Even space projects backed by billionaires are not immune to Earth-bound realities.

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Stroboscopic visibility measure – understanding how people experience LED-light fluctuation

Light emitted by LEDs can flicker or exhibit a stroboscopic effect, which can lead to annoyance, fatigue and even headaches. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and Signify determined the characteristics of light at which the human eye no longer perceives these unwanted effects. The model developed allows lighting manufacturers to test for these undesirable effects while designing th

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Intuition and failure are valuable ingredients in chemistry

When researchers make a new discovery, they tend to only publish the results of their successful experiments. But just as informative are all the experiments that didn't work – the failed trials and incorrect hypotheses, which can offer important information. A team of EPFL chemists has developed a methodology for collecting those lessons and, crucially, sharing them with other researchers.

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Could artificial intelligence make life harder for hackers?

As the volume of digital information in corporate networks continues to grow, so grows the number of cyberattacks, and their cost. One cybersecurity vendor, Juniper Networks, estimates that the cost of data breaches worldwide will reach $2.1 trillion in 2019, roughly four times the cost of breaches in 2015.

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Estimation of technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production

NIMS, the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries. They also estimated technology levels necessary for the systems to produce hydrogen at a globally competitive cost. The results may provide vital guidelines for advancing intermittent renewable power

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Bug bombs don’t get rid of bugs, study suggests

Bait, not bombs, is the way to best cockroaches

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What’s going on with the latest measles outbreak?

The measles outbreak in Washington state has already infected 37 people and health officials expect that number to rise. So, what’s next? Michelle Mello, a professor of law and of health research and policy at Stanford University, discusses the disease, vaccination, and the law. The post What’s going on with the latest measles outbreak? appeared first on Futurity .

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Facebook is a persuasion platform that's changing the advertising rulebook

Facebook – the social network that started in a Harvard dorm room 15 years ago – has evolved into a media and advertising giant. It's helped create a new age of precise consumer insights. With over 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook can offer granular data about each and every one of them to advertisers – not just demographics but the very narrowly defined interests, conversations and interaction

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Simulating meteorite impacts in the lab

A US-German team has simulated meteorite impacts in the lab and followed the resulting structural changes in two feldspar minerals with X-rays as they happened. The results of the experiments at DESY and at Argonne National Laboratory in the US show that structural changes can occur at very different pressures, depending on the compression rate. The findings will aid other scientist to reconstruct

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SUTD researchers developed customizable microfluidic nozzles for generating complex emulsions

Researchers from SUTD developed customizable microfluidic nozzles using the modules of 3D printed fittings and fluidic units. This modular approach allows for rapid and simple reconfiguration of the device to generate emulsions of varying sizes and complexities.

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Adaptive models capture complexity of the brain and behavior

Scientists reveal rich details of dynamical systems by breaking them down into simpler components which change over time.

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NUS study: Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found that cancer nanomedicine, which are designed to kill cancer cells, may accelerate metastasis. Using breast cancer as a model, they discovered that common nanoparticles made from gold, titanium dioxide, silver and silicon dioxide — found in processed food, consumer products, and also used in nanomedicines — widen the gap between blo

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Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein

Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create 'MeTro' elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth — with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself.

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How Genome Sequencing and Senolytics Can Help Us Live Healthier, Longer

The causes of aging are extremely complex and unclear. With the dramatic demonetization of genome reading and editing over the past decade, and Big Pharma, startups, and the FDA starting to face aging as a disease, we are starting to find practical ways to extend our healthspan . Here, in Part 2 of a series of blogs on longevity and vitality, I explore how genome sequencing and editing, along wit

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Syrien åtalas för dödlig granatattack mot krigskorrespondent

Krigskorrespondenten Marie Colvin dödades i en granatattack i staden Homs i Syrien efter att säkerhetstjänsten pejlat hennes satellittelefon. Nu har en domstol i Washington DC väckt åtal mot syriska staten för att avsiktligt ha orsakat Colvins död.

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Böcker för barn och unga: Måste alla förebilder vara hjältar?

”Sagor för rebelltjejer”, ”Sagor för pojkar som vågar vara annorlunda”, ”Starka kvinnor” – det kommer allt fler böcker med förebilder. Men måste alla förebilder vara så förbaskat heroiska?

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De bästa böckerna för barn och unga

DN:s kritiker listar de bästa böckerna för barn och unga just nu.

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Michael F. Atiyah (1929–2019)

Michael F. Atiyah (1929–2019) Michael F. Atiyah (1929–2019), Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00358-9 Mathematician who transformed the fields he brought together.

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'AI Farms' Are at the Forefront of China's Global Ambitions

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Getting close with employees can backfire on bosses

New research reveals potential problems with bosses and employees becoming too close and how to avoid them. Imagine this scenario: The boss asks her longtime employee, with whom she has enjoyed a strong, professional working relationship, to complete a task related to their everyday business. The employee, based on their longstanding rapport, doesn’t grasp the immediacy of the supervisor’s reques

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Current generation via quantum proton transfer

Scientists have discovered that proton transfer in electrochemical reactions is governed by the quantum tunneling effect (QTE) under the specific conditions. In addition, they made a first ever observation of the transition between the quantum and classical regimes in electrochemical proton transfer by controlling potential. These results may advance basic research leading to the development of hi

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Spårningen av det polska köttet i Sverige är klart

På fredagen var Livsmedelsverkets spårning av det polska okontrollerade köttet som sålts till företag i Sverige klart. Knappt 100 kilo beräknas ha nått konsumenterna.

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Man hittad blödande – misstänkt mordförsök

En man har gripits misstänkt för mordförsök på en annan man i Kortedala i Göteborg. Målsäganden påträffades skadad och blödande. – Skadorna är sådana att de kan ha bragt honom om livet, säger Ulla Brehm som är polisens presstalesperson i region Väst.

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Sommarkurs ska ge inblick i Akademiens kris

Linnéuniversitetet i Kalmar ger vanligtvis en distanskurs om föregående års Nobelpristagare i litteratur.

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Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

Migrant women with temporary visa status are particularly vulnerable when it comes to domestic and family violence. That vulnerability is intensified when you add technology to the mix.

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Miljøministeriet: Vores grundvand er uden for nitrat-fare

Det går kun nedad for koncentration af kræftfremkaldende nitrat i det dybe grundvand, og øget forekomst af nitrat højere oppe behøver ikke at være et faretegn, mener embedsmændene.

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14-year-old's FaceTime bug discovery could rattle Apple

At the heart of Apple's shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more …

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Alarming Research: Zero Gravity Makes Astronauts’ Brains Age Faster

Space Danger Plenty of studies have examined health risks associated with space travel: elevated risks of cancer , nasty radiation , and loss of bone density . To make things worse, travelling through space at zero gravity for prolonged periods might damage astronauts’ brains: a new study in the journal JAMA Neurology found that spaceflight was associated with changes in white matter — nerve fibe

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Studio DN: Du kan ha blivit avlyssnad utan att veta om det

Podd: Den katastrofala buggen i Facetime i Apples mobiler, surfplattor och datorer. Krisen i Venezuela och senaste nytt från repetitionerna i Melodifestivalen.

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China Built a Robot Submarine to Shoot Rockets Into Typhoons

Robot Submarine Chinese scientists built an autonomous submarine designed to travel into storms — including deadly typhoons — in order to fire off meteorological rockets that will collect data from the atmosphere. “The unmanned semi-submersible vehicle is an ideal platform for marine meteorological environmental monitoring, and the atmospheric profile information provided by [meteorological rocke

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Bankföreningen skeptisk till e-krona

Det är regeringens och riksdagens uppgift att utreda om Sverige ska ha en e-krona, inte Riksbanken. Det menar Bankföreningen som tycker att det är oklart ens om e-kronan behövs.

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Macedonia name change paves way for science cooperation with Greece

Macedonia name change paves way for science cooperation with Greece Macedonia name change paves way for science cooperation with Greece, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00346-z Science features in a deal that ends almost 30 years of hostilities over a shared name.

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Research finds online shoppers are unconsciously motivated toward meeting their immediate needs

Coming home from a bone-chilling winter commute and buying a new coat online could lead to buyer's remorse, according to new research by University of Salzburg (UoS) and Cass Business School academics.

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Was The Queen's Twitter Hacked, or Does She Just Really Like Mushrooms?

The Queen of England's official Twitter account started asking weird questions about fungi and alphabets, and now people are worried she got hacked.

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First Private Lunar Lander Passes Launch Tests at SpaceX Facility

Testing Complete In July, SpaceIL announced plans to send the first privately funded lander to the Moon aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. On Wednesday, the Israeli nonprofit tweeted that it “successfully completed the testing stage” of refueling and assembling the launcher. The tests took place at SpaceX’s processing facility in Florida, according to GeekWire — and now that they’re out of the way,

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Netflix bakom att svenskarnas tittande ökar

Tittartiden på rörligt innehåll fortsätter att öka, enligt MMS. Netflix och andra strömningstjänster ökar i popularitet.

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Facial recognition for coins

Countless historical coins that differ from each other only in details are in storage at German state museums. Unlike paintings, these archaeological artifacts may not be labeled, marked or barcoded. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF developed a scanner and analysis software in collaboration with the Saxony-Anhalt State Office for Heritage Management

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Cleaning up abandoned mines means we all pay the price

The fate of abandoned mines are a familiar problem for those living in communal spaces, with common rooms and shared kitchens: "Who is going to clean up this mess?" and "Who is going to pay for the damages?"

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Talks to avoid a messy legal fight over California's emissions rules appear stalled

Talks between the Trump administration and California over rules requiring automakers to steadily decrease car emissions are no closer to reaching a deal than when they began months ago, setting the stage for a protracted legal battle.

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Vecklarfjäril som kaläter barrskog rör sig norrut

De återkommande naturliga störningarna i skogslandskapet som bränder, stormar och insektsutbrott har betydande följder, såväl ekologiska som ekonomiska. Miguel Montoro Girona, vid Statens lantbruksuniversitet i Umeå och hans kanadensiska kollegor har nyligen publicerat ett pionjärarbete om följderna av ett förändrat klimat i det norra barrskogsbältet . Genom ett omfattande detektivarbete har de g

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Ep. 35: Listening to Glaciers, Overcoming Addiction, and Saving a ‘Marine Serengeti’

Join journalist and author Seth Mnookin as he chats with reporter Courtenay Harris Bond about the efficacy of medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. Also: a novel method for monitoring rapidly-melting polar ice caps, and a marine monument under threat.

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Directly cooled electric motor made from polymer materials

Making electric cars lighter also involves reducing the weight of the motor. One way to do that is by constructing it from fiber-reinforced polymer materials. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT are working together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT to develop a new cooling concept that will enable polymers to be used as motor housing materials. And tha

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Software that can automatically detect fake news

Invented stories, distorted facts: fake news is spreading like wildfire on the internet and is often shared on without thought, particularly on social media. In response, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system that automatically analyzes social media posts, deliberately filtering out fake news and disinformation. To do this, the tool analyzes both content and metadata, classifying it using

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UH marine mammal research captures rare video of newborn humpback whale

A rare video, captured by the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) in January 2019 shows a humpback whale calf so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy, and its mother is still excreting blood, while sometimes supporting the calf on her back. It was the closest the marine mammal researcher had been to a live birth in 25 years.

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Här är Socialdemokraternas lista till EU-valet

Socialdemokraterna har nu fastställt sin lista med kandidater till EU-valet i maj. Bland toppnamnen finns bland annat före detta migrationsministern samt en del riksdagsledamöter. – Vi har en stark laguppställning med kandidater från hela Sverige. Jag ser fram emot den kommande Europavalrörelsen, säger partisekreteraren Lena Rådström Baastad (S).

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Visit the Early Solar System Today

The early solar system was a strange place. Instead of all the planets with which we are so familiar, there were likely lots of small proto-planets and moons competing to get larger and larger. That's because early on, the planets were accreting — that is, they were being built as bits of rock, dust and gas stuck together due to collisions. The larger the object got, the more pieces would be attr

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Legged Microrobot Running in Real Time

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Grad student finds adding fresh carbon to permafrost triggers carbon loss

Permafrost underlies nearly 85 percent of Alaska and nearly a quarter of the landmass in the northern hemisphere. This perennially frozen soil contains twice as much carbon as is found in the Earth's atmosphere. Since the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, understanding carbon uptake and loss in permafrost regions is crucial to improving accuracy of climate models. It also

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Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis

Nanoparticles can be found in processed food (e.g. food additives), consumer products (e.g. sunscreen) and even in medicine. While these tiny particles could have large untapped potential and novel new applications, they may have unintended and harmful side effects, according to a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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Researchers identify proteins that control mucous production, suggest clues to treating colon and airway diseases

Cells produce mucins at a constant rate, and when exposed to an allergen or pathogen, they produce more mucin in a rapid burst. Both the constant and rapid mucin secretion is controlled by calcium. CRG researchers Gerard Cantero-Recasens and Vivek Malhotra wanted to understand how normal cells secrete mucins in the right quantity and quality, so they can design procedures to correct mucin secretio

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Learning in the snow: How children develop through all-weather outdoor play

Oh, to be a child again! To find joy in the newness of each day and be in awe of what lies waiting to be discovered.

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What Birds Can Teach Us about Flying Robots

Modeling the physics of bird jumping is helping engineers make more mobile machines — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Fragrant Genes of Extinct Flowers Have Been Brought Back to Life

The genes of Hawaiian plants, extinct for more than a century, have been brought back from the dead. Today we can smell their scents — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Killer Whales and Chimpanzees Have Similar Personalities

Animals of both species can be assessed using many of the “big five” factors used to describe humans — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Camera Mimics Mantis Shrimp's Astounding Vision

The device can detect polarized light and takes pictures in bright and shadowy conditions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Researchers identify proteins that control mucous production, suggest clues to treating colon and airway diseases

Cells produce mucins at a constant rate, and when exposed to an allergen or pathogen, they produce more mucin in a rapid burst. Both the constant and rapid mucin secretion is controlled by calcium. CRG researchers Gerard Cantero-Recasens and Vivek Malhotra wanted to understand how normal cells secrete mucins in the right quantity and quality, so they can design procedures to correct mucin secretio

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If you think they're warm enough, wear a thin jacket and spend 10 minutes outside with your pet

As frigid temperatures sweep parts of the country during the final days of January, experts from Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine have some advice when it comes to keeping your furry friends safe from the winter elements.

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Två personer rånade inom loppet av en halvtimme i Stockholm

Runt lunchtid på fredagen inträffade två personrån under kort tid i Stockholm. Polisen uppger att brottsoffren skadades i båda fallen.

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Guide: Allt du behöver veta inför Tre Kronors hemmaturnering

Efter en turnering i Finland och en i Ryssland är det nu dags för Tre Kronor att visa upp sig inför hemmapubliken. Hemmaturneringen är viktig för de europeiska spelarna som vill vara med och slåss om en VM-plats. Här är allt du behöver veta:

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Boklistan vecka 5: Agota Kristofs romantrilogi är bäst just nu

DN:s kritiker listar de bästa böckerna just nu.

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Better Biomarkers Could Help Us Treat Alzheimer's

We need better molecular biomarkers to create targeted drugs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How the Brain Reads Faces

Brain regions that process faces reveal deep insights into the neural mechanisms of vision — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Bitter rapeseed

Rapeseed doesn't just contain oil but high-quality protein, too. However, protein extracts from rapeseed have an intense, bitter off-taste. A team led by food chemist Thomas Hofmann has now identified the substance that is pivotal for the bitter taste. This is a first step towards developing rapeseed for the human protein supply.

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If you think they're warm enough, wear a thin jacket and spend 10 minutes outside with your pet

As frigid temperatures sweep parts of the country during the final days of January, experts from Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine have some advice when it comes to keeping your furry friends safe from the winter elements.

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New materials exhibit split personality

Julia Greer, professor of materials science, mechanics and medical engineering in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science, creates materials out of micro- and nano-scale building blocks that are arranged into sophisticated architectures that can be periodic, like a lattice, or arbitrary. Described as "architected materials," they sometimes exhibit unusual properties. For example, Gre

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Adaptive models capture complexity of the brain and behavior

For the scientists that study animal behavior, even the simplest roundworm poses huge challenges. The movement of squirming worms, flocking birds and walking humans changes from moment to moment, in ways that the naked eye can't catch. But now, researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have developed a way to parse

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9 Tons of Pangolin Scales Are Seized in Hong Kong

Officials believe the scales came from nearly 14,000 pangolins. All eight pangolin species are endangered, some critically.

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Can the eye help achieve islet transplant tolerance in type 1 diabetes?

Diabetes Research Institute scientists show in experimental and preclinical recipients that islets transplanted in the eye can survive and function long-term without continuous immunosuppression, and, moreover, that initial islet transplants within the eye may lead to long-term peripheral immune tolerance to islets in other transplant sites.

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Where Drugs Come From

There have been several hearings in Washington on the drug industry and drug prices, and there are going to be more. Drug pricing is a large and messy issue, for sure, and all I’ll say about it today is to ask everyone to read Jack Scannell on it before expressing an opinion. I’m not going into pricing in this post at all – I have another issue. One exchange in particular from the House hearing i

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Hovedstaden: Antal af uløste fejlmeldinger i Sundhedsplatformens medicinmodul er kun 65

Selv om fejlretningen i hele Sundhedsplatformen droslede ned i december, som Dagens Medicin for nylig omtalte, har den kørt for fuld blus på medicinområdet hvor antallet af fejl på blot en måned er nedbragt fra 260 til 65. Det pointerer formanden for medicingruppen.

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Bitter rapeseed

Rapeseed doesn't just contain oil but high-quality protein, too. However, protein extracts from rapeseed have an intense, bitter off-taste. A team led by food chemist Thomas Hofmann has now identified the substance that is pivotal for the bitter taste. This is a first step towards developing rapeseed for the human protein supply.

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Collecting tiny droplets for biomedical analysis and beyond

In a single sneeze or a cough, as many as 40,000 tiny droplets are forcibly propelled from the mouth and nose into the air. Researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have recently developed a method to collect micro-droplets such as these, which may contribute to applications in detecting disease-causing bacteria and preventing the spread of disease.

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'Resident Evil 2' Zombie-Hunts Its Way to Massive Success

Not sure anyone saw that one coming—er, shambling. Plus the rest of the week in gaming news!

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China’s Moon Lander Wakes Up From Its Long, Ultra-Cold Night

While slumbering, the spacecraft recorded the coldest temperature yet for our orbiting rock: a punishing -310°F.

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Oreliel’s Eyewire Art

Neuron art by Eyewirer Oreliel Eyewirer Oreliel recently shared two beautiful neuron art pieces she created. We caught up with her to learn a little more about her inspiration and process. What inspired you to make this neuron art? Process image // Oreliel My main inspiration for the fanart is the main overview in Eyewire, particularly scythe vision. All the colours are very pleasing. Daniela was

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What Birds Can Teach Us about Flying Robots

Modeling the physics of bird jumping is helping engineers make more mobile machines — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Better Biomarkers Could Help Us Treat Alzheimer's

We need better molecular biomarkers to create targeted drugs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Are Antarctica's Glaciers Collapsing?

Rapid glacier retreat could put coastlines underwater sooner than anticipated — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Man-Eating Tiger, the Science of Athletic Recovery and Other New Science Books

Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In Science, Some Ideas Are More Contagious Than Others

An infectious disease model shows that ideas from prestigious institutions are more likely to spread farthest — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Livestock Act Like Ghosts of Wildlife Past

In Kenya, wild animals and livestock can coexist and even benefit each other — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Attack of the Zombie Baby Monitors

It's a malware-eat-malware world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The U.S. Needs More Midwives for Better Maternity Care

For better birth outcomes, the U.S. should rethink maternity care — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Fragrant Genes of Extinct Flowers Have Been Brought Back to Life

The genes of Hawaiian plants, extinct for more than a century, have been brought back from the dead. Today we can smell their scents — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Killer Whales and Chimpanzees Have Similar Personalities

Animals of both species can be assessed using many of the “big five” factors used to describe humans — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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An Algorithm That Can Spot When People Lie to the Police

The tool has already helped detect fake reports leading to the detention of several suspects across Spain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In Case You Missed It

Top news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Virtual Reality Will Transform Medicine

Anxiety disorders, addiction, acute pain and stroke rehabilitation are just a few of the areas where VR therapy is already in use — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Race to Save Colombia's Uncontacted Tribes from Outsiders

As anthropologists debate how best to protect uncontacted tribes, indigenous groups in Colombia are working to shield their isolated neighbors from the march of modernity — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Researchers Show How Not to Waste Waste

A number of studies about number two — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Visiting Venus Will Help Us Find Life on Distant Planets

What Venus can teach us about planets far beyond our own solar system — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The End of the "Monkey War" in the Battle over Evolution; Dangerous Blood Transfusion in 1869

Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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You Don't Need Tech Companies to Reboot Your City's Economy

You don't need programmers or venture capitalists for a thriving local economy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Camera Mimics Mantis Shrimp's Astounding Vision

The device can detect polarized light and takes pictures in bright and shadowy conditions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Relentless Rise of Space Junk Threatens Satellites and Earth

Relentless accumulation threatens satellites and Earth — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Readers Respond to the October 2018 Issue

Letters to the editor from the October 2018 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Re-engineering the Colorado River to Save the Grand Canyon

Can dam releases that mimic natural flows restore the Grand Canyon ecosystem? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How the Brain Reads Faces

Brain regions that process faces reveal deep insights into the neural mechanisms of vision — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Gene therapy keeps nerve axons from self-destructing

Scientists have developed a gene therapy that prevents axon destruction in mice. The work suggests the possibility of a therapeutic strategy that could help prevent the loss of peripheral nerves in multiple conditions. Nerve axons serve as the wiring of the nervous system, sending electrical signals that control movement and sense of touch. When axons get damaged, whether by injury or as a side e

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Study shows lungless salamanders' skin expresses protein crucial for lung function

For decades, scientists have assumed that the hundreds of species of salamanders that lack lungs actually "breathe" through their skin and the lining of the mouth, and Harvard researchers are providing the first concrete evidence for how they do it.

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Tusen nya jobb för arbetshandikappade hos Samhall

Statliga Samhall expanderar och anställer fler. Under 2019 får ytterligare 1.000 personer med svåra och sammansatta funktionshinder jobb i bolagets verksamheter. Beslutet togs av extra årsstämma, efter grönt ljus från regeringen.

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USA överger kärnvapenavtal med Ryssland

USA drar sig ur nedrustningsavtalet INF, som slöts med dåvarande Sovjetunionen under kalla kriget 1987 för att minska kärnvapenhotet, meddelar Vita huset.

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Major DR Congo oil deal could be 'void': Watchdog

A major deal allowing a company to drill for crude reserves in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo bordering Africa's largest protected rainforest may contravene the country's own oil law, a watchdog said Friday.

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Study shows lungless salamanders' skin expresses protein crucial for lung function

For decades, scientists have assumed that the hundreds of species of salamanders that lack lungs actually "breathe" through their skin and the lining of the mouth, and Harvard researchers are providing the first concrete evidence for how they do it.

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Current generation via quantum proton transfer

NIMS and Hokkaido University jointly discovered that proton transfer in electrochemical reactions is governed by the quantum tunneling effect (QTE) under the specific conditions. In addition, they made a first ever observation of the transition between the quantum and classical regimes in electrochemical proton transfer by controlling potential. These results indicated the involvement of QTE in el

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Scientists 'hijack' open-access quantum computer to tease out quantum secrets

The rules of quantum mechanics describe how atoms and molecules act very differently from the world around us. Scientists have made progress toward teasing out these rules—essential for finding ways to make new molecules and better technology—but some are so complex that they evade experimental verification.

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New type of map connects the dots in cellular reprogramming

A new use of an old mathematical method analyzes a massive single-cell RNA sequencing experiment to explore how cells move from one state to another.

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Sodium is the new lithium: Researchers find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance

Researchers at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) in Japan have demonstrated that a specific material can act as an efficient battery component for sodium-ion batteries that will compete with lithium-ion batteries for several battery characteristics, especially speed of charge.

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How predatory plankton created modern ecosystems after 'Snowball Earth'

Around 635 to 720 million years ago, during Earth's most severe glacial period, the Earth was twice almost completely covered by ice, according to current hypotheses. The question of how life survived these "Snowball Earth' glaciations, lasting up to about 50 million years, has occupied the most eminent scientists for many decades. An international team, led by Dutch and German researchers of the

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ARS cotton advance helps launch wound dressing

A new, nonwoven cotton gauze that quickly stanches bleeding and promotes wound healing is now commercially available, thanks to the efforts of a multidisciplinary team that includes scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Image: Iraq flood

This Copernicus Sentinel-1 image combines two acquisitions over the same area of eastern Iraq, one from 14 November 2018 before heavy rains fell and one from 26 November 2018 after the storms. The image reveals the extent of flash flooding in red, near the town of Kut.

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Image: The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I

This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part the globular cluster NGC 6752.

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Magnetic graphene switches between insulator and conductor

Researchers have found that certain ultra-thin magnetic materials can switch from insulator to conductor under high pressure, a phenomenon that could be used in the development of next-generation electronics and memory storage devices.

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Kontrol af Danmarks mest nitratholdige drikkevand sløjfet

PLUS. For godt et år siden afskaffede Miljøstyrelsen kravet om at måle bl.a. nitrat i de mindste vandboringer, selv om de oftest er forurenet med nitrat. Ikke særlig smart, mener professor.

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Oväntat många fler jobb i USA

Antalet sysselsatta utanför jordbrukssektorn i USA ökade med 304.000 personer under januari jämfört med månaden före, enligt landets arbetsmarknadsdepartement.

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JVM-fiasko och en skadad längdstjärna – minns du sportens januari?

2019 inledde där 2018 slutade – med junior-VM i ishockey. En handbollsstjärna slutade, en längdstjärna skadade sig och en tidigare fotbollsstjärna kläckte ur sig grodor är annat som hänt. Testa vad du minns av sporthändelserna i januari?

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New type of map connects the dots in cellular reprogramming

A new use of an old mathematical method analyzes a massive single-cell RNA sequencing experiment to explore how cells move from one state to another.

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When the structure of tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) challenges the very concept of cell

Cells communicate with one another much like humans do. This allows organs to work synchronously, which in turn enables them to perform a remarkable range of tasks. One such means of communication is via tunneling nanotubes (TNTs). In an article published in Nature Communications, researchers from the Institut Pasteur led by Chiara Zurzolo used advanced imaging techniques to study the structure of

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Deadly Brazil dam collapse raises fears of environmental woes

A week after a dam storing mining waste collapsed in southeast Brazil, the human cost is clear, with 110 killed and 238 missing, presumed dead, but the environmental impact is still being evaluated.

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Austrian lake offers climate haven for Dutch ice skaters

For over two decades climate change has prevented a hallowed fixture in the Dutch ice skating calendar. But devotees of this national obsession have found refuge in the Austrian Alps—all thanks to James Bond.

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Fem åtalade för brutala mord i Vivalla

Två unga män dödades vid en gänguppgörelse i stadsdelen Vivalla i Örebro i juli 2018. I dag åtalades fem män mellan 16 och 31 år för morden. En av dem står också åtalad för övergrepp rättssak, ytterligare en för skyddande av brottsling.

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A water quality mystery, solved in Antarctica

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.

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Nya Nationalmuseum nominerat till arkitekturpris

Nya Nationalmuseum är med och tävlar om Kasper Salin-priset 2018. Det är första gången en omfattande restaurering nomineras.

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Grönt ljus för skyskrapor vid Telefonplan

Stadsbyggnadsnämnden i Stockholm har gett grönt ljus för det omtvistade bygget av skyskraporna Tellus Towers. Byggnaderna, som enligt planerna skulle bli norra Europas högsta bostadshus, ska inrymma 1.500 bostäder.

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Voters suffer when local newspapers close

When local newspapers shutter across the country, people rely more heavily on national media outlets that report political news primarily through the lens of the perennial two-party political conflict, researchers say. The result is that these communities become increasingly polarized politically, which has broad implications for both voters and legislators. “Residents of cities without sources o

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”Jag har alltid varit lockad av att gå nära stup”

Rymdskeppet Aniara är på väg mot Mars, men kommer ur kurs och förlorar manöverförmågan. Det börjar driva ohjälpligt i riktning mot stjärnbilden Lyran. Människorna ombord måste finna sig i att vara på väg ut i tomma intet, utan återvändo. De söker tröst i dans, nöjen, sex och olika kulter – och inte minst hos den mystiska Miman, en orakellik maskin som visar underbara bilder av fjärran platser. När

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The dangers of hidden fat: Exercise is your best defense against deep abdominal fat

Researchers analyzed two types of interventions — lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) — to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly.

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Management of Australia’s Murray–Darling basin deemed ‘negligent’

Management of Australia’s Murray–Darling basin deemed ‘negligent’ Management of Australia’s Murray–Darling basin deemed ‘negligent’, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00438-w An independent review offers a scathing assessment of water-sharing policies for the country’s largest river system.

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3D printing with light

3D printing with light 3D printing with light, Published online: 31 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00410-8 Researchers develop new type of 3D printer – 'the replicator'.

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What happens when humans spend too much time in the dark

Science Excerpt: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet Our first studies on sensory deprivation grew out of a clandestine cold war military experiment on mind control.

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Lööf försvarade januariavtalet inför 600 centerpartister

När centerpartister från hela landet möts på kommundagarna i Umeå är blicken riktad framåt. Nu vill man se januariavtalets politik genomförd. – Förhandlingarna var väl förankrade, och jag tror att de flesta har accepterat den lösning som blev, säger Annie Lööf.

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Casper Glow Light and the Pursuit of the Perfect Snooze

The internet's most famous mattress company wants to be something bigger: a lifestyle company.

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Bokrecension: Fasansfullt om bålen som tändes i Palma de Mallorca

I ”Om stenarna kunde tala i Palma de Mallorca” skriver Anita Goldman om hur trettiosju judar år 1691 brändes till döds på Mallorca. DN:s Steve Sem-Sandberg läser en fasansfull och fascinerande historia – som stundtals hänfaller åt att redovisa istället för att berätta.

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AUH styrker gynækologisk onkologi med to nye professorater

Afdeling for kvindesygdomme og fødsler på Aarhus Universitetshospital henter nye professorer fra Karolinska i Stockholm og Odense Universitetshospital.

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The White Flight From Football

Updated at 5:41 p.m. ET on February 1, 2019. S hantavia Jackson signed her three sons up for football to keep them out of trouble. As a single mother who works the night shift at a Home Depot warehouse 50 minutes away from her house, Jackson relies on the sport to shield the boys from gang activity in her rural Georgia county. They began in a local league five years ago when they were still littl

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John Roberts’s Biggest Test Is Yet to Come

Denise Nestor Two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts gave the commencement address at the Cardigan Mountain School , in New Hampshire. The ninth-grade graduates of the all-boys school included his son, Jack. Parting with custom, Roberts declined to wish the boys luck. Instead he said that, from time to time, “I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justi

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Alligators gobble rocks to stay underwater longer

New study may help solve the mystery of why crocodylians swallow stones

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Image of the Day: Self-Insemination

Videos reveal how a female squid fertilizes her eggs– one at a time and without spilling much stored sperm.

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Weighs a Mountain on Mars

Gravitational measurements may solve the long-standing mystery of how Mount Sharp formed — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Fler fjärilar där hagar omges av skog

Naturbetesmarker är bland de artrikaste miljöerna vi har, med ett myller av växter och dagfjärilar. Men naturbetesmarkerna har minskat med 90 procent de senaste 100 åren. Ofta finns naturbetesmark bara kvar som små fragment i landskapet. Förlusten av naturbetesmark har lett till att många arter av dagfjärilar har minskat kraftigt eller försvunnit från delar av Sverige. Forskarna bakom den nya stu

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Drug-Laying Chickens

One of the ways in which medicine advances is developing better, faster, cheaper ways of mass-producing needed pharmaceuticals. Chemists working for pharmaceutical companies are always looking for a better pathway to get to their desired product. Protein-based drugs are particularly difficult and expensive to manufacture – proteins are large molecules of precisely sequenced amino acids that also

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En person anhållen efter skottlossning på Ica

En person har anhållits efter att ha avlossat skott inne på Ica i Jakobsberg i tisdags, skriver polisen på sin hemsida. Vapnet ska inte ha varit skarpt utan en så kallad startpistol.

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Daimler dropper platooning: Det kan ikke svare sig økonomisk

Konvojkørsel med lastbiler, også kendt som platooning, er ikke længere besværet værd, mener tyske Daimler, som i stedet vil satse på en højere grad af automatisering.

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Bokrecension: Niels Fredrik Dahls ”Mor om natten” skildrar lågmäld familjeolycka

”Mor om natten” är något så ovanligt som en autofiktiv roman utan såriga arvstvister, familjefejder, övergrepp eller våld – som ändå växer under läsningen i DN:s Ulrika Milles ögon.

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Svenska kraftnät medger brister med säkerheten

Svenska kraftnät medger brister efter avslöjandet om att utländska it-tekniker som inte var säkerhetsprövade har haft tillgång till system som styr det svenska stamnätet för el. Det uppger myndighetens säkerhetsskyddschef för Sveriges Radio.

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Vandrejournalen bliver sendt på pension

Kommende forældre slipper for den fysiske journal, for regionerne vil indføre en ny, digital løsning, der skal skabe bedre sammenhæng og kommunikation på tværs af sundhedsvæsenet.

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Rhinoceros beetles have weird mouth gears that help them chew

Japanese rhinoceros beetles have a simple gearing mechanism that ensures their mouthparts move in synchrony and helps them chew tough bark

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Charlotte Kalla hoppar av skid-SM

Charlotte Kallas form har inte varit den bästa den sista tiden. Nu väljer stjärnan att avbryta skid-SM i Sundsvall och inte köra söndagens avslutande 15 km masstart, skriver SVT.

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Norsk kvinna misstänkt för mordförsök på sina tre barn

En kvinna i 30-årsåldern har gripits i Bergen i Norge misstänkt för mordförsök på sina tre barn, rapporterar tidningen Bergenavisen.

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No, Your Phone Is Not Eavesdropping on You

But peoples' suspicion that it might be is a symptom of tech’s biggest problem — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Cory Booker Launched His Presidential Campaign in the Most Cory Booker Way Possible

NEWARK, N.J.—At a small service here last night, people prayed for what Cory Booker was about to do. With each prayer, hands clasped and hands released. The congregation at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Cory Booker’s small home church, in the middle of the ward he started out representing on the city council, grasped hands Thursday night as the Reverend Dr. David Jefferson called up preachers and

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Forsikringsselskab vil overvåge bilister for farlig mobiladfærd via app

Input fra mobiltelefoners balance-sensorer kan anvendes til at advare bilister, hvis man går i gang med farlig håndholdt brug.

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The DIY designer baby project funded with Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency, biohacking, and the fantastic plan for transgenic humans.

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”Är det fel att vi umgås med sonens exfru?”

Sonen är mycket irriterad över deras kontakt • Psykologen ger råd.

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Nätmobbing i ett gränslöst arbetsliv

Fler chefer och män blir cybermobbade på jobbet. Den digitala kommunikationen har förändrat maktdynamiken. Varje digital plattform skapar ett särskilt rum för mobbning, något som framgår av Rebecka Cowen Forssells avhandling vid Malmö universitet.

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Näringsutskottets ordförande: ”Finns det inget slut på den här härvan?”

Näringsutskottets ordförande Lars Hjälmered (M) är djupt bekymrad över de nya uppgifter som framkommit om säkerhetsskyddsarbetet på Svenska kraftnät. – Finns det inget slut på den här härvan? Det räcker nu, säger han.

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Apple, the iPhone, and the Innovator’s Dilemma

The next great idea in tech is not going to emerge from the Cupertino spaceship—the company is too good at its current job to be disruptive.

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The Future of Super Bowl Ads Doesn’t Include TV—or Football

Why would you splurge on a game-time TV spot when you could just tweet?

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For the Love of Beer, We’ve Got to Fix Climate Change

If your Super Bowl Sunday includes cold brewskis, you'll want to get that climate change thing fixed. Just ask Budweiser.

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Death-Cap Mushrooms Are Spreading Across North America

B etween a sidewalk and a cinder-block wall grew seven mushrooms, each half the size of a doorknob. Their silver-green caps were barely coming up, only a few proud of the ground. Most lay slightly underground, bulging up like land mines. Magnolia bushes provided cover. An abandoned syringe lay on the ground nearby, along with a light assortment of suburban litter. Paul Kroeger, a wizard of a man

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Titan’s oddly thick atmosphere may come from cooked organic compounds

Saturn’s moon Titan might get some of its hazy atmosphere by baking organic molecules in a warm core.

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China’s nuclear hiatus may be coming to an end

Beijing has approved four new reactors after a two-year pause, according to Chinese media.

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No, Your Phone Is Not Eavesdropping on You

But peoples' suspicion that it might be is a symptom of tech’s biggest problem — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Politisk plast-enighed udskyder klare mål

Folketingets ni partier er i dag alle blevet enige om at styrke det politiske samarbejde i kampen for en cirkulær plastikøkonomi. Konkrete initiativer lader vente på sig.

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Efter fem års sagsbehandling: Tyske myndigheder blåstempler Femern-tunnel

I går skete det endelig: Den tyske miljøgodkendelse af Femern-tunnel blev formelt underskrevet af Slesvig-Holstens transportminister. Han føler sig godt rustet til den kommende retssag.

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Framsteg i handelssamtal mellan USA-Kina

Handelssamtalen gör stora framsteg, säger såväl Kina som USA. Men konflikten mellan de två supermakterna kan bara lösas när presidenterna inom kort möts öga mot öga, enligt Donald Trump.

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Scenrecension: Mysrysaren ”Kvinnan i svart” är extra kuslig i vår tid

Scalateaterns ”Kvinnan i svart” är en spökhistoria om konsten att berätta en spökhistoria – och det är en extra utmaning att skrämmas när publiken hela tiden är medveten om leken. Men till slut blir det ändå en klart godkänd mysrysare.

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Polar Vortex Could Knock Back Invasive Tree-Killers—for a While

Insects like the cold-hardy emerald ash borer could see mass die-offs, but survivors could have hardier offspring — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Polar Vortex Could Knock Back Invasive Tree-Killers–for a While

Insects like the cold-hardy emerald ash borer could see mass die-offs, but survivors could have hardier offspring — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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First Private Lunar Spacecraft Shoots for the Moon

The private space race is about to take another great leap as Israel sends a private lander to the moon.

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Black Hole Plasma Jets Shine Like Cosmic Lighthouses in These Gorgeous Images

Black holes aren't black; they often shine brighter than a galaxy.

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Stunning New Map of the Milky Way Shows 800 Million Stars, Galaxies and Near-Earth Asteroids

Can you spot our own sun in this map of more than 800 million stars in the area surrounding the Milky Way?

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Working Scientist podcast: How to beat research funding's boom and bust cycle

Working Scientist podcast: How to beat research funding's boom and bust cycle Working Scientist podcast: How to beat research funding's boom and bust cycle, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00403-7 How governments decide when to boost basic research funding, and when to scale back support.

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Studie: Arbetsförmedlingen effektivt för jobbskapande

Täta och personliga möten med en handläggare och arbetsmarknadspolitiska satsningar leder till sänkt arbetslöshet. Det visar ny forskning om arbetsförmedlingens funktion.

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Månens faser påverkar skalbaggar

Dyngbaggen rullar sin dyngboll under ett, på konstgjord väg, månbelyst himlavalv. Med hjälp av den anordningen har forskare vid Lunds universitet undersökt om skalbaggarna kan använda ljussignaler trots att de tidvis är mycket svaga, och trots att konstgjorda ljuskällor, främst i städer, stör det naturliga ljuset från natthimlen. – Vår undersökning avslöjar att skalbaggarna kan vara tillräckligt

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It-kriminelle installerede keyloggere på 15 biblioteker – nu fængsles de

16 brugere er ramt af bedrageri i forbindelse med datatapning på en række biblioteker.

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OECD: Sverige kan göra mer för skolintegrationen

Sverige kan göra mycket mer för att underlätta integrationen av invandrarbarn i skolan. Det hävdar OECD i en ny rapport. Bland annat vill man att barn till invandrare ges bättre möjligheter att välja skola.

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The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

The U.S. and Russia seem increasingly interested in battlefield nuclear weapons. Arms control advocates fear a return to the darkest days of the Cold War. (Image credit: Yuri Smityuk/TASS via Getty Images)

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Gigantic Cavity in Antarctica Glacier Is a Product of Rapid Melting, Study Finds

Scientists discovered an underwater cavity with an area about two-thirds of Manhattan in the Thwaites Glacier. They say it’s a direct impact of climate change.

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Who is getting rich off you? The insidious big data economy.

Your day to day actions on the Internet give businesses personal data that turns you into an ad target – or the opposite. Facebook, for example, allowed landlords to block demographic groups such as African Americans, LGBTQ, or disabled people from seeing housing ads – a violation of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Data brokers have crossed a line, but the laws that should regulate them are outdated;

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Tolv män åtalas för grovt narkotikabrott

Tolv män åtalas vid Helsingborgs tingsrätt för grovt narkotikabrott. En av dem åtalas misstänkt för synnerligen grovt narkotikabrott.

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A Hearing Friday May Decide the Future of Net Neutrality

A three-judge panel Friday will hear arguments in a case seeking to throw out the FCC's 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

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The Covington Story Was a Collective American Nightmare

As the encounter in Washington between Black Hebrew Israelites, American Indians, and Catholic Trump boys recedes from Twitter and the opinion pages, it lingers on in a deeper place in my mind. At the level where argument loses its sharp contours and will unclenches, the encounter stops being a viral video, a proxy political fight, an avalanche of commentary, and it begins to resemble a dream seq

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Let’s Have Another Brexit Vote

From the point of view of those outside Britain, Brexit must look like a mess. And how it looks is how it is. A mess. As a longtime Labour Party politician and a member of Parliament since 2010, I believe the only way out is through another referendum. Now, I can imagine that people might wonder, having had our politics turned upside down by a ballot measure, why anyone would think another one is

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The Miseducation of Howard Schultz

It’s a good bet that the press is making too much of Howard Schultz’s presidential trial balloon. The former Starbucks CEO isn’t officially in the race, doesn’t have anything resembling a coherent platform, and has no prior experience in politics. Moreover, there’s little reason to believe a third-party run would work. The problem is that Schultz’s rollout has been so clumsy that journalists find

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The Super Bowl’s Base Is Eroding Rapidly

The Super Bowl may seem like an invincible juggernaut. In a world of fragmented content, in which all digitally connected human beings awaken to their own News Feed, Netflix recommendations, or Spotify Discover Weekly playlist, it’s the one piece of media that is all but guaranteed to reach 100 million Americans at the exact same time. Of the 10 most watched broadcasts in U.S. history, nine of th

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Even Maroon 5 Can’t Avoid Controversy This Super Bowl

There’s no bigger concert stage than the Super Bowl halftime show. Year after year, more Americans watch the game than any other TV event, and even with cord-cutting and controversy eating into NFL ratings recently, the Super Bowl still draws more than 100 million viewers from red and blue America alike. No musician would ever otherwise have that kind of audience for a single performance. Which i

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Watch a levitating droplet pinball around its container

Watch a levitating droplet pinball around its container Watch a levitating droplet pinball around its container, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00334-3 A bead of alcohol stars in a playful variation on a centuries-old physics demonstration.

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Food packaging journal to retract paper by researchers in Thailand

A food packaging journal plans to retract a 2018 article by Thai researchers who tried to repackage (ahem) a virtually identical article of theirs, Retraction Watch has learned. That’s not particularly unusual; duplication, sometimes inaccurately called “self-plagiarism,” happens, as they say. What makes the case more interesting is the back-and-forth between the journal and the … Continue reading

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So far 2019 has set 35 records for heat and 2 for cold

Only two weather stations in the northern hemisphere have recorded their coldest ever temperatures this year, while 35 have set records for heat in the southern hemisphere

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Sista dagen att anmäla sig till högskoleprovet

Den som tänkt göra högskoleprovet i vår men inte anmält sig får skynda – i dag, 1 februari, stänger anmälan.

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Norwegian tackade ja till bud – affären föll igenom

Norwegians största ägare, styrelseordförande Bjørn Kise och vd Bjørn Kjos, tackade i november förra året ja till ett bud på flygbolaget.

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Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa

A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril.

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Virksomheder og fjernvarmeselskaber: Det haster med afklaring om overskudsvarme

PLUS. Alle er enige om, at vi ikke skal fyre for gråspurvene. Alligevel kan politikerne bag energiforliget ikke blive enige om vilkårene for overskudsvarme, og det bremser mange varmepumpeprojekter, mener både DI og Dansk Fjernvarme.

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Common e-cigarette chemical flavorings may impair lung function

Two chemicals widely used to flavor electronic cigarettes may be impairing the function of cilia in the human airway, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa

A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril.

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Transcriptomic response of primary human airway epithelial cells to flavoring chemicals in electronic cigarettes

Transcriptomic response of primary human airway epithelial cells to flavoring chemicals in electronic cigarettes Transcriptomic response of primary human airway epithelial cells to flavoring chemicals in electronic cigarettes, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37913-9 Transcriptomic response of primary human airway epithelial cells to flavoring chemicals in electronic cig

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A new application of Trichoderma asperellum as an anopheline larvicide for eco friendly management in medical science

A new application of Trichoderma asperellum as an anopheline larvicide for eco friendly management in medical science A new application of Trichoderma asperellum as an anopheline larvicide for eco friendly management in medical science, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37108-2 A new application of Trichoderma asperellum as an anopheline larvicide for eco friendly managem

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Aptamers as quality control tool for production, storage and biosimilarity of the anti-CD20 biopharmaceutical rituximab

Aptamers as quality control tool for production, storage and biosimilarity of the anti-CD20 biopharmaceutical rituximab Aptamers as quality control tool for production, storage and biosimilarity of the anti-CD20 biopharmaceutical rituximab, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37624-1 Aptamers as quality control tool for production, storage and biosimilarity of the anti-CD20

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NK Cells Activated through Antibody-Dependent Cell Cytotoxicity and Armed with Degranulation/IFN-γ Production Suppress Antibody-dependent Enhancement of Dengue Viral Infection

NK Cells Activated through Antibody-Dependent Cell Cytotoxicity and Armed with Degranulation/IFN-γ Production Suppress Antibody-dependent Enhancement of Dengue Viral Infection NK Cells Activated through Antibody-Dependent Cell Cytotoxicity and Armed with Degranulation/IFN-γ Production Suppress Antibody-dependent Enhancement of Dengue Viral Infection, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.103

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The catalytic activity and secretion of zebrafish RNases are essential for their in vivo function in motor neurons and vasculature

The catalytic activity and secretion of zebrafish RNases are essential for their in vivo function in motor neurons and vasculature The catalytic activity and secretion of zebrafish RNases are essential for their in vivo function in motor neurons and vasculature, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37140-2 The catalytic activity and secretion of zebrafish RNases are essentia

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Effects of roads on giant panda distribution: a mountain range scale evaluation

Effects of roads on giant panda distribution: a mountain range scale evaluation Effects of roads on giant panda distribution: a mountain range scale evaluation, Published online: 01 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37447-0 Effects of roads on giant panda distribution: a mountain range scale evaluation

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New U.S. Experiments Aim To Create Gene-Edited Human Embryos

Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos. (Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR)

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Unraveling the Mystery of ‘Deadly Dreams’ Syndrome

Thanks to a European doctor's pioneering work, a strange disease called Brugada Syndrome that afflicts patients with structurally sound hearts has been identified from Southeast Asia to Europe to the United States, where one person in 5,000 may be at risk of sudden death, often while asleep.

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Patienten: Gør noget mere for at skaffe flere donorer

Ventetiden til et sæt nye lunger har for den kritisk lungesyge ’Hans’ været smertefuld og nervepirrende. Men nu har han fået en melding, om, at et sæt raske lunger er på vej. ’Hans’ opfordrer politikere og sundhedsmyndigheder til at gøre mere for at få danskere til at melde sig som donorer.

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Shiffrin i topp – Hector bästa svensk

Favoriten Mikaela Shiffrin leder dagens storslalomtävling i Maribor efter det första åket. Medan många hade problem med fästet i en isig backe stod amerikanskan, som så ofta, för en säker och fin åkning.

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Tokyo-OS förbereder sig för extremväder

Arrangörerna av sommar-OS i Tokyo 2020 planerar att inrätta ett särskilt vädercentrum för att övervaka de potentiellt extrema förhållandena under spelen. Efter fjolårsvädret i Japan, inte minst förra sommarens värmebölja, finns det en oro för att idrottarnas hälsa ska vara i fara under spelen.

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Reumatismen stoppar inte svenska stjärnan

Erik Pettersson är yngst i den svenska VM-truppen, men en världsspelare vid 23 års ålder. Han har redan varit med i fyra VM – trots att han har missat ett på grund av reumatism. – Jag kunde knappt byta kanal på tv-dosan utan att det gjorde jätteont, minns han.

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Konsertrecension: Lil Mosey bottnar inte i sin partydekadens

Sjuttonårige Lil Mosey följer trenden i dagens kommersiella hiphop: melodiös rap, klyschiga texter, playback och uppmaningar till publiken om att röja. Men när publiken gör det blir han sur.

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Konsertrecension: Wishbone Ash gör gitarrsolon till en konst

En gång i tiden uppfattades Wishbone Ash som hårdrock, i dag låter samma låtar mer som melankolisk folkrock med stämsång – samt massor av gitarrsolon, gärna av två gitarrister samtidigt.

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Hør ugens podcast: For meget nitrat i grundvandet og drikkevand uden kalk

Nitrat-niveauet i vores grundvand stiger som følge af Landbrugspakken, hvilket kan få konsekvenser for vores drikkevand. Nogle steder i landet indeholder drikkevandet også meget kalk, hvilket Brøndby Kommune forsøger at løse ved at blødgøre vandet.

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Domstol ger Sveriges unga muslimer rätt

Förvaltningsrätten i Stockholm ger föreningen Sveriges unga muslimer rätt till statsbidrag för år 2017.

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Två vakter avstängda efter incident i t-banan

Två av de vakter som deltog i incidenten i Stockholms tunnelbana då en gravid kvinna fick föras till sjukhus stängs av, det säger trafikregionrådet Kristoffer Tamsons (M) till DN. SL har nu upprättat en internutredning av händelsen. – Jag ser väldigt allvarligt på det här, säger Kristoffer Tamsons.

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Västlänken prövas inte i Högsta domstolen

Högsta domstolen ger inte prövningstillstånd för järnvägsplanen Västlänken i Göteborg.

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Scenrecension: ”Lauras läppar” är ett njutbart svar på 70-talets primalterapi

Unga Dramatens ”Lauras läppar” utspelar sig mitt i den första kärlekens hetta. Det är lysande helt enkelt, skriver Pia Huss.

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Nya Röjar-Ralf-filmen målar upp en mörk bild av internet

Röjar-Ralf och vännen Vanilja lämnar arkadhallen och ger sig ut i den kalla cyberrymden i nya filmen. DN:s techreporter Linus Larsson träffade den Oscarsbelönade regissören och producenten bakom "Röjar-Ralf kraschar internet".

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Ja till böneutrop i Karlskrona

Efter en lång debatt har kommunfullmäktige i Karlskrona röstat ner SD-förslaget att förbjuda religiösa utrop på allmän plats. Motionen avslogs med röstsiffrorna 39–29 rapporterar lokala medier.

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Norwegian tackade ja till bud – affären föll igenom

Norwegians största ägare, styrelseordförande Bjørn Kise och vd Bjørn Kjos, tackade i november förra året ja till ett bud på flygbolaget.

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Robot learns to play Jenga

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Vad kan du om Pixar/Disney-filmerna?

Vad kan du om ”Toy story”, ”Råttatouille” och de andra Pixarfilmerna?

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USA hotas av mer snö och kyla

Dödstalet har stigit till 21 i extremkylan som plågar USA och Kanada. Ett annat vädersystem är på väg in från väst och hotar samma landsdelar med mer snö och fortsatt kyla i början på kommande vecka.

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Facing Up to a Four-Generation Society

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Massivt hål i antarktisk glaciär – växer explosionsartat

Ett gigantiskt hål har upptäckts i en glaciär i Västantarktis. Hålet som är nästan 300 meter djupt växer i en oroande hög hastighet, något som chockerar forskarna vid NASA, rapporterar CNN.

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»Har du brug for en krykke, så stem på Løkke«

Statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V) ærgrer sig over lægernes reaktion på det kække rim om det svære og det nære, der blev brugt til at lancere sundhedsreformen. Dagens Medicin tog med på statsministerens charmeoffensiv til en praksis i Slagelse og fik en snak om familielægens fremtid og krænkende one-liners.

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Tech firms, states face feds in net neutrality court battle

Tech companies and nearly half a dozen U.S. states are clashing with the Trump administration in federal court over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of rules aimed at preventing big internet providers from discriminating against certain technology and services.

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Nintendo 'prepping new Switch model' as sales slow

Nintendo is reportedly developing a smaller, cheaper version of its popular Switch games console, as sales of the device slow after initial runaway success.

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Journal of Neural Engineering

People may not be aware of The Journal of Neural Engineering . It plays strongly to /r/Futurology interests. The link is to index of the next issue, with topics such as: An EOG-based wheelchair robotic arm system for assisting patients with severe spinal cord injuries The first deaf-blind patient in Russia with Argus II retinal prosthesis system. What he sees and why Faces, locations, and tools:

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Åtal mot ”förlossningsturism” i USA

Ett 20-tal personer har åtalats när USA försöker ta krafttag mot ”förlossningsturism”. I fallen som nu går till rättegång har rika kinesiskor betalat stora summor för att kunna föda barn i Kalifornien. Den som föds i USA får enligt landets grundlag medborgarskap där.

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The Milky Way may be slowly devouring a hidden neighbouring galaxy

There is a huge stream of gas orbiting with our galactic neighbours, and it may come from a nearby unseen dwarf galaxy that is being consumed by the Milky Way

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Färdtjänstens kundtjänst går inte att nå

Sedan klockan 07.30 på fredagsmorgonen går inte kundtjänsten hos färdtjänsten på Region Stockholm att nå per telefon. Den som försöker ringa möts av en spärrton. Berörda uppmanas att mejla kundtjänsten.

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Ung man anhållen för mordförsök i Lund

En 19-årig man har anhållits misstänkt för försök till mord i Lund.

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Why I Quit My Massage Therapy Career

Years ago, I was accused by my profession's regulator of being an ‘unprofessional’ Registered Massage Therapist for criticizing pseudoscience in alternative medicine. I accepted an unusual public reprimand and made a few changes to my website, but my regulator pressed their case, effectively demanding that I quit writing altogether. I quit the profession instead.

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Kunstig intelligent kundeservice: Nu slipper du for lange telefonkøer

Forskere fra Datalogisk Institut på Københavns Universitet har udviklet et avanceret kundeservicesystem…

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Electrolux höjer utdelningen

Vitvarutillverkaren Electrolux redovisar en vinst före skatt på 1.832 miljoner kronor för fjärde kvartalet i fjol. Det kan jämföras med vinsten på 2.001 miljoner kronor motsvarande period ett år tidigare.

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Fängslad asylsökare tilldelas Australiens största litterära pris

En statslös kurdisk-iransk asylsökare som sedan sex år interneras av Australien i Papua Nya Guinea skrev en roman i WhatsApp. Nu tilldelas Behrouz Boochani Australiens högst värderade litterära pris.

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Thailand pollution crisis: The city where face masks sell out

Schools are closed and the government's deploying drones to deal with the problem.

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Minskad vinst för Postnord

Svensk-danska Postnord gjorde en vinst före skatt på 183 miljoner kronor under det fjärde kvartalet 2018. Det kan jämföras med vinsten på 288 miljoner kronor samma period 2017.

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Star count of Orion begins in attempt to uncover light pollution

Participants will observe then record their findings to tackle environmental concerns Thousands of people across England will be gazing hopefully up at the stars this weekend – not in an attempt to forecast the next twist of Brexit, but to map out areas of light pollution and genuine darkness. Clear skies are expected over much of the country for the start of the Star Count , which kicks off on S

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Hong Kong seizes record eight tonnes of pangolin scales

A record eight tonnes of pangolin scales found in a container from Nigeria was unveiled by Hong Kong officials Friday, underscoring the city's central role in the booming illegal wildlife trade.

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Hong Kong seizes record eight tonnes of pangolin scales

A record eight tonnes of pangolin scales found in a container from Nigeria was unveiled by Hong Kong officials Friday, underscoring the city's central role in the booming illegal wildlife trade.

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Facebook at 15: a titan with grown-up woes

Fifteen years after its founding, Facebook has made strides toward Mark Zuckerberg's goal of connecting the world. But it has also made some huge missteps that have turned some of its cheerleaders into vocal detractors.

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Game over for gamers? UK studios count Brexit costs

Could it possibly be game over for the bright minds behind "Grand Theft Auto" and other global gaming hits?

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Facebook: from Harvard dorm to global phenomenon

Key dates in the history of Facebook, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in February:

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Snövarning – två decimeter väntas

Två kraftiga snöoväder drar in över Sverige. Det kan komma runt två decimeter på sina håll och SMHI har utfärdat en varning för snöfall. – Det kan bli allmänt besvärligt väder ute på vägarna, säger Jon Jörpeland, meteorolog på SMHI.

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Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

Nintendo's president says the Kyoto-based video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises is counting on business outside the game sector for future growth as sales for its Switch console machines fall short of forecasts.

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January was officially Australia's hottest month on record

Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north.

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Women who wear Muslim garments in court are viewed as more credible witnesses

Sexual assault victims wearing the hijab or niqab are viewed more positively when testifying in court than uncovered women reveals a study.

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Antarctic meltwater streams shed light on longstanding hydrological mystery

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.

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The 'stuff' of the universe keeps changing

The composition of the universe—the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter—is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the lives and deaths of stars.

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Medeltida manuskript om kung Artur hittat

Fragment av ett medeltida manuskript som innehåller tidigare okända detaljer i legenden om kung Artur och trollkarlen Merlin har hittats i Bristol, skriver BBC. Historien som berättas är förmodligen grunden till senare tiders berättelser om den mytomspunne kungen.

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Storytel köper upp tidningstjänst

Storytel köper upp Ztory, en prenumerationstjänst för tidningar och magasin.

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Pysselkändisen Ernst Kirchsteiger hovar in miljoner

Tv-profilen och hemmafixaren Ernst Kirchsteiger är en vinstmaskin. Det visar en genomgång av DI.

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Læger: Problemer består efter opdatering af Sundheds­platformen

Sundhedsplatformen bliver i weekenden opgraderet til LPR3 og SP2018. Opdateringen har kostet 100 mio. kr. og lukker for adgang til Sundhedsplatformen i 16 timer. Men det udskældte medicinmodul bliver der ikke pillet meget ved.

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Kirurger flygter fra Sundhedsplatformen

Fire plastikkirurger planlægger eller er allerede forsvundet fra offentlige hospitaler på baggrund af Sundhedsplatformen. It-systemet giver os for dårlige arbejdsforhold og skaber ringere kvalitet til patienter, siger de.

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FMK’s fader: »Sundhedssektorens it-problem i en nøddeskal er, at de har for mange systemer«

Sundhedssektorens it-problemer vil bestå, så længe man ikke centraliserer systemerne. Det siger den mangeårige embedsmand Lasse Larsen, der bl.a. står bag Det Fælles Medicinkort.

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»Godnat lille lunge, nu vil vi ikke se dig mere«

Rigets thoraxkirurg Peter Skov Olsen tænker på det, hver gang han træder ind i hospitalets operationsstue for lungetransplantationer: Selv det mindste fejltrin kan slå den dødssyge patient ihjel. Dagens Medicin følger ham og hans team, hvor alle kneb gælder i forsøget på at minimere de talrige farer under operationen såvel som i tiden efter, hvor store kliniske forsøg skal pege på, hvordan man ka

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Læger vil øge overlevelse efter lungetransplantation

Lungetransplanterede lever typisk kun fem-syv år efter deres operation. Det er nedslående tal, som lægerne på Rigshospitalet nu sætter alt ind for at forbedre. Derfor deltager man i flere store internationale studier i et konstant forsøg på at få bedre styr på transplantationens helt store akilleshæl: den kroniske afstødning.

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Mean streets: Self-driving cars will "cruise" to avoid paying to park

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Säverman: Tur och retur till Kongens by

Kåseri. På hemvägen köpte vi med oss smörrebröd i en hast. Det borde vi kanske inte ha gjort.

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Nominerade till Gulddraken 2019: De kan bli bästa bar

Den 11 februari ska Stockholms bästa krogar, kaféer och barer koras när DN utser vinnarna av den åtråvärda Gulddraken för 2019. Vill du sippa på bärnstensfärgat vin, ta en drink med smak av Peru eller kanske något alkoholfritt? Oavsett vilket kan du vara säker på att ett besök hos någon av de nominerade i barkategorin bjuder på spännande dryckesupplevelser.

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It-professor om nyt EFI-system: Kommuner skal selv vurdere, om de vil være med i det cirkus

Hver kommune skal ud at aftale ændringer i alle deres systemer. Det koster millioner hver gang og kan måske slet ikke betale sig.

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Cross Section: Jo Dunkley – Science Weekly podcast

Jo Dunkley is a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. Hannah Devlin talks to her about what it’s like to work on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile, where they need to bring oxygen tanks for safety. Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley just published a book titled Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide . In it, she reveals the history of our universe, as well as some of

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Cross Section: Jo Dunkley – Science Weekly podcast

Jo Dunkley is a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. Hannah Devlin talks to her about what it’s like to work on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile, where they need to bring oxygen tanks for safety.

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Ändring i ebo-lagen kan förbättra integrationen

Rätt att slopa ebo-lagen och öka möjligheten till familjeförening.

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Findes i madkasser og drikkedunke: Kemikalie kan skade drenges ordforråd

Det hormonforstyrrende stof Bisphenol A kan mindske to-årige drenges ordforråd, viser dansk undersøgelse.

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Det hemmelige notat

Lars Løkke Rasmussen har allerede sat sit dream-team, som skal styre sundhedsvæsenet, når regionerne er blevet slået ihjel. Hjælp ham med at optimere holdet.

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Reform – ja, men med faglighed om bord

Efter års specialisering, effektivisering og centralisering er det tid til at opbygge sundhedsydelser nærmere borgerne – Men vi er tæt på reformtræthed, så vi må sikre, vi holder kurs mod målet.

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Trane og Løhde bør tage en tænkepause

Nu har vi og omkring 35 andre organisationer været til møde med sundhedsministeren og innovationsministeren, som på forhånd har lagt sig fast på en reform uden en grundig analyse. Disse møder er ikke noget værd, hvis ikke regeringen giver sig tid til refleksion inden de videre politiske forhandlinger.

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Women who wear Muslim garments in court are viewed as more credible witnesses

Sexual assault victims wearing the hijab or niqab are viewed more positively when testifying in court than uncovered women reveals a study.The study aimed to investigate the importance of being able to see the face to judge credibility among witnesses, along with the importance of religious garments.Contrary to expectations, they found that 'positive biases' are created when women testify in court

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Sodium is the new lithium: Researchers find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance

NITech scientists have found the desirable component for sodium-ion batteries (SIB), which could contribute to boost SIB performance such as speed of charge. Despite lithium-ion batteries are currently popular, it is expected to find the new energy urgently, because lithium is not only expensive but limited. The findings show the possibility that SIB will be are attractive alternative for the lith

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Current generation via quantum proton transfer

NIMS and Hokkaido University jointly discovered that proton transfer in electrochemical reactions is governed by the quantum tunneling effect (QTE) under the specific conditions. In addition, they made a first ever observation of the transition between the quantum and classical regimes in electrochemical proton transfer by controlling potential. These results may advance basic research leading to

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Antarctic meltwater streams shed light on longstanding hydrological mystery

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.

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Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders

A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.

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Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha

This University of California, Davis, botanist studies the genes that regulate plant anatomy.

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Mapping the Cellular Social Network of Proteins

Three techniques capture data on numerous protein interactions in plants, mice, and human cells.

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February 2019 Crossword Answers

See how well you did.

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Better Base Editing in Plants

Adenine editing enzymes have been adapted for use in plants.

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Infographic: Plant Genome Editors Get A New Tool

Adenine editing enzymes have been adapted for use in plants.

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Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome

Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.

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Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome

Small microRNA-containing particles found in the plant can boost populations of healthy gut bacteria, and even improve colitis symptoms in mice.

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An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice

Researchers develop an app that can estimate the biological age of a rodent from its mug shot, and could give a boost to the science of human aging in the process

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Boosting Plants' Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals

With genetic tweaks, researchers can coax corn and other cereals to take in more iron, but sometimes the plants rebel.

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Clues to How Ancient Plants Handled Fungal Pests

In plants ranging from liverworts to wheat, parasitic water molds build intracellular structures analogous to the nutrient-exchanging structures of symbiotic fungi.

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Bacteria Use Plants' Trick to Take Their Iron

Pathogens appear to steal the metal from plants using the erratic motion of microscopic particles.

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Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops

The agritech industry is editing plant genomes to feed a growing population, expand the produce aisle, and make tastier, more convenient food products.

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Caught on Camera

Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com

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