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New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Weed Law A new bill in the Senate Friday would mark a tectonic state in the United States’ drug law by legalizing marijuana nationwide. “The federal prohibition of marijuana is wrong, plain and simple,” said Ron Wyden, an Oregon Senator who introduced the bill, in a statement . “Too many lives have been wasted, and too many economic opportunities have been missed.” Blaze It The new bill, called S

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Analyse: Italiensk mareridt truer metroen

PLUS. Med et halvt år til åbningen er det igen lykkedes de italienske entreprenører at hente flere penge ved helt enkelt at holde medarbejderne væk fra metroens byggepladser. Det må ikke gentage sig, hvis Cityringen skal åbne til tiden.

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We need robot driving schools for our autonomous cars

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The Case for Transmissible Alzheimer's Grows

What separates a lethal prion from dementia-inducing amyloid plaque? Maybe not much — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Case for Transmissible Alzheimer's Grows

What separates a lethal prion from dementia-inducing amyloid plaque? Maybe not much — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Someone Is Terrorizing People By Peering In Windows With a Drone

Terror Drone Australian homeowners say someone is using a drone to leer in their windows, according to the Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun — and it could be a sign of things to come as inexpensive drone technology becomes even more ubiquitous. “The drone is looking into our windows — it is such an invasion of privacy and it’s a bit creepy,” resident Ashley Torcasio told the paper. Invasion of

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Trilobites: A Rare Bird Indeed: Half Male, Half Female

In a backyard in Erie, Pa., an unusual cardinal has appeared, displaying both male and female traits. Scientists say it may be a so-called gynandromorph.

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Transhumanist science will free women from their biological clocks

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They Asked if People Would Rather Kill a Human or a Sentient Robot

Robot Rights It’s an old philosophical question: if a speeding train is careening down the track, and it’s about to crush a group of injured people, would you pull a lever that would redirect it to kill just one innocent person? Now, provocative new research puts a new twist on the thought experiment by asking people whether they’d pull the lever to kill an intelligent robot and save a person. Tr

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Amazon Live Is An Online Shopping Game-Changer Allowing Merchants To Video Stream About Products

Shopping outlets and channels like HSN and QVC may soon face some serious competition. Amazon Live, a new live streaming service, is now available to Amazon Professional Sellers. Amazon Professional …

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AI will allow people to contribute crowd sourcing computing power

When AI gets here, it'll do amazing things, but it'll need a lot of computing power to do so. That's where we the masses come in. As blockchain has proven, combining people's computing power from all over the world can do amazing things. In crowd sourcing we are seeing a similar thing, where people contribute money. But AI can take these two concepts to a new level, where you can contribute compu

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #5

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 3 through Sat, Feb 10, 2019 Editor's Pick Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Ma

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See the Bizarre Storm Blanketing Uranus Right Now

Annual Check-Up Once a year, the Hubble telescope snaps photos of our solar system’s gas giants for the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program, an initiative to help us better understand the four planets. On Thursday, NASA released the latest OPAL image of Uranus — and it offers a stunning view of a mind-bogglingly massive storm currently raging on the icy planet. Image Credits: NASA, ESA

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Pakistan is planning to reclaim land from mafia and make it into forests

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Astronomer Warns Against SETI: “Maybe They Will Come and Eat Us.”

To Serve Man For decades, scientists have used radio telescopes to listen for cosmic signals that could originate with an extraterrestrial civilization. Increasingly, they’re also broadcasting messages to the stars in hopes that someone is listening. But in a new interview with The Times , University of St. Andrews astronomer Martin Dominik cautioned against sending messages into the unknown of d

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New Spiky Dinosaur Discovered in Patagonia

Bajadasaurus had a neck covered in long spikes. The question is "Why?" — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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3D printing open source class, helping create future innovators

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Facebook snaps up visual search technology startup

Facebook has purchased an artificial intelligence startup that could change the way you browse Marketplace, according to Bloomberg. The social network has acquired a company called …

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‘Object’: British Lawmaker Blocks Bill Against Female Genital Cutting

For the second time, Christopher Chope, a Conservative member of Parliament, opposed a measure that would offer girls at risk greater protections.

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Forget being positive and take note of what makes you angry

Ranting about what’s wrong in the world can be cathartic – and an antidote to pressure to be upbeat Lotta Sonninen was working on her third book in quick succession on positivity, when she suddenly realised her own positivity had drained clean away. “All those invitations to perk up, smile, find the happiness in everything were getting on my nerves,” she says. “I thought, hang on a minute. I’m si

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This 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle Looks Like Something From “TRON”

Print “Motorcycle” A new BBC video shows an electric motorcycle called the Nera that looks like something from a stylized video game — a “TRON”-like design made possible by the fact that it’s almost 100 percent 3D printed, down to the airless tires. “The idea was to demonstrate to designers and engineers and architects and the general consumer what 3D printing was all about,” said Stephan Beyer,

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The Simulation Argument — Jailbreak!

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New Chemistry Technique Turns Waste Plastic Into Clean Fuel

Fuel Rules Waste plastic is choking the Earth’s oceans and poisoning its wildlife . That’s why researchers at Purdue University are excited about a new chemical technique technique that turns waste plastic back into useful polymers — or even clean fuel . Immortal Technique The new technique works on polypropelene, according to a new paper published in the journal Sustainable Chemistry and Enginee

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Space Photos of the Week: The Galaxy Next Door

Before stars are stars and solar systems emerge, there is nothing but gas and dust.

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Vein Viewer machine

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 9)

AUTOMATION The Rise of the Robot Reporter Jaclyn Paiser | The New York Times “In addition to covering company earnings for Bloomberg, robot reporters have been prolific producers of articles on minor league baseball for The Associated Press, high school football for The Washington Post and earthquakes for The Los Angeles Times.” ROBOTICS Penny-Sized Ionocraft Flies With No Moving Parts Evan Acker

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Guess the Rain's down on Titan

Archival Cassini images reveal a glinting surface and a seasonal property — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Geek Deals: Learn to Code with Humble Bundle

Want to learn how to make cool apps and games? This Humble Bundle from the folks at Zenva Academy has a ton of excellent online courses available using the tiered pay-what-you-want system. • …

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10 great pieces of motorcycle gear for less than $40

Gadgets From the editors at Cycle World. Let’s face it, we all would prefer to spend our hard-earned cash on gas money and great food, so we’ve come up with a list of items that can make your riding experience…

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NASA Head: “This Time, When We Go to the Moon, We Will Stay.”

Moon Man NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine published a bold essay yesterday in Ozy outlining the space agency’s plan to return astronauts to the Moon — and laying out a bold vision for humanity’s future beyond Earth. “We are going to the moon with innovative new technologies and systems to explore more locations across the surface than we ever thought possible,” Bridenstine wrote. “This time, wh

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Weekend reads: A call for 400 retractions of papers on organ donors; “citation mania;” AAAS reassessing award for work on herbicide

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured the tale of the reviewer who told authors to cite … Continue reading Weekend reads: A call for 400 retractions of papers on

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Fejlagtigt klarsignal førte til togulykke i Vigerslev

Det var en aften, hvor alt gik galt. Kalundborgtoget var forsinket, et barn faldt af toget, et brandslukningstog skulle afsted til Køge, og eksprestoget fra Korsør var hastigt på vej. Da begik en overportør på Vigerslev station en fatal fejl. Ingeniøren bragte i 1920 et uddrag af dommen, hvori hæ…

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its a vein finder

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Are Cyborg Warriors a Good Idea?

The Pentagon is funding brain-implant research aimed at creating neurally “enhanced” soldiers. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Young Island on Earth May Reveal Clues to How Water Shaped Mars

NASA has closely studied the island, created four years ago by a volcanic eruption in the Pacific. Recently, one of its scientists was able to travel there to take on-the-ground measurements.

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A First Date for Two Rare Tigers Ends in Death

London Zoo’s female Sumatran tiger, Melati, was fatally mauled by Asim, a male brought from Denmark as a potential mate.

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Scientists Want to Build a Space Station Inside an Asteroid

We Have a Problem Many space visionaries want to mine asteroids. But drilling in microgravity is hard, because exerting force on an asteroid will push you away from it. That’s what an inspired a far-out idea from scientists from University of Vienna: turning an asteroid into a space station and mining it from the inside out , according to New Scientist . Setting up Shop The best type of asteroid

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Will We Ever Get Another Season of 'Dimension 404'?

The sci-fi anthology show deserves a second run. Come on, Hulu.

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An Apple-Hacking Teen, SIM-Swap Indictments, and More Security News This Week

Location data scandals, a Zcash bug, and more of the week's top security news.

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What It Takes for Black Artists to Win Big at the Grammys

After a year of introspection— panels and listening forums on music industry inequity, diversity-increasing membership drives spearheaded by the Recording Academy’s Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion—there is widespread hope that the winners’ circle at this year’s Grammy Awards will be more reflective of the rich tapestry of voices that make up contemporary popular music. The 2019 show’s shortli

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Your Dog Can Get Sick from Marijuana. Here's How to Prevent Pot Poisoning.

Pets can get sick — or, in rare cases, die — from eating cannabis. Second-hand smoke can affect animals as well. Follow the "ABCs" of cannabis safety to protect your pets.

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Do You Really Need to Buy Aluminum-Free Deodorant?

How I learned to stop worrying and rub aluminum into my armpits.

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Physicists Found a Brand-New Kind of Magnet Hiding in a Uranium Compound

This strange type of magnetism can form rapidly — and disappear just as quickly.

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New Adaptive Fabric Cools Down as You Heat Up

The dynamic textile becomes more breathable in hotter, sweatier conditions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Don’t get too comfortable: Marlon James on his “African 'Game of Thrones'”

"Black Leopard, Red Wolf" has been compared to "Lord of the Rings" and "Game of Thrones", but it's something entirely different. Growing up gay in a deeply religious Jamaica and writing his way out of there. Trickster narrators, truths you have to sort out for yourself. None At this point, it's very rare to read something and find myself thinking: This is something new. This is unlike anything I'

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The Glorious Vulgarity of the Big Mouth Valentine’s Day Special

For many TV shows, the perfunctory Valentine’s Day episode presents a unique tonal challenge. Lean too eagerly into the holiday’s conceit and you risk a frivolous deviation from the broader ethos of the series, if not also its plotline. Skewer dear Cupid too gleefully , and you might alienate viewers with a soft spot for romance (or for chocolate). Even the best examples of the genre can set up a

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A Space Nerd’s Reading of Ariana Grande’s ‘NASA’ Song

On Ariana Grande’s new album, among the kinds of titles you’d expect from an ultra-successful pop star singing about the highs and lows of love—“needy.” or “ghostin.”— there’s the single, all-caps track: “NASA.” Yes, one of Grande’s new songs is named for the U.S. government agency that runs the space program. For Grande, the song is another catchy tune about self-empowerment in romantic relation

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New Adaptive Fabric Cools Down as You Heat Up

The dynamic textile becomes more breathable in hotter, sweatier conditions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending February 9, 2019)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.

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Hope & Despair

How to remain hopeful when this sub: https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/ Seems to be getting more accurate by the day? submitted by /u/Pondy001 [link] [comments]

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18 of Our Favorite Valentine's Deals for Your Sweetheart (or You): Apple, Eufy, Thule, and More

If you’re planning on giving someone a thoughtful present this Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up a score of great gift scores.

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How WIRED Covered Facebook These Past 15 Years

As the company morphed from an exclusive platform for co-eds to one of the biggest, most powerful platforms in the world, our writers chronicled it all.

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*High Flying Bird* Is the Ultimate Late-Capitalist Sports Drama

Steven Soderbergh's new Netflix movie is concerned with the business of sports, and more specifically the politics of human capital.

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We Just Got New Sketches of Russia's 'Secret' Uncrewed Spacecraft

It'll reportedly be hypersonic and reusable.

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Yearbooks Aren’t the Only Place to Find Blackface on Campus

Purdue University. The University of North Dakota. Auburn University. The University of Oregon. Brigham Young University. Xavier University. Oklahoma State University. These are just a handful of the schools in America that have had blackface scandals—not, as one might presume, in the long-distant past, but in the past two decades. This blackface resurgence dates to late 2001, when Alabama’s Aubu

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Sundhedsreformen svigter i alarmerende grad psykiatrien

Skyklapper og døve ører kendetegner regeringens sundhedsretning.

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Researchers Have Found a Section of The Brain That Seems to Be 'Immune' to Alzheimer's

We might be able to tap into this self-defence mechanism.

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Ugens debat: Hård kritik af blødt vand

En ny rapport fra DTU evaluerer forsyningsselskabet Hofors forsøg med at reducere kalkindholdet i det vand, der sendes ud til forbrugerne. Evalueringen finder mange positive effekter – men ikke nogen strøm­besparelser i elkedler. Flere læsere på ing.dk blev dog mildest talt ikke overraskede over …

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15 år med fjæsbogen: Derfor sidder Zuckerberg stadig på tronen

Brugervenlighed og lykke-skud. Eksperter giver deres bud på, hvorfor Facebook er blevet det mest benyttede sociale medie.

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“It’s all going down.” Why journalism is up in flames.

Apart from media giants like The New York Times and The Washington Post , nearly every news outlet is laying off journalists or collapsing completely. The reason? No advertiser wants to put their ad next to serious, hard-edged news. Sensational content is favored by algorithms, and that isn't just annoying. It has terrifying consequences. Journalists are the watchdogs of democracy. The more local

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Matthew Whitaker Plays to an Audience of One

It took about five minutes of questioning for the acting attorney general to provoke gasps and jeers in the congressional hearing room. “Your five minutes is up,” Matthew Whitaker, an ex–U.S. attorney turned toilet salesman , told the House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic chairman, Jerry Nadler. Nadler cracked a smile, but from that point on, the rules of engagement seemed clear: Whitaker, with

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Unions Need to Think Small to Get Big

Private-sector unions may be best known for large, high-stakes labor fights—the 2014 UAW–Volkswagen battle in Tennessee, for example, or the more recent effort by thousands of workers at a Nissan factory in Canton, Mississippi. Indeed, unions themselves have focused their organizing efforts at these large workplaces for decades, assuming it’s the easiest way to gain new dues-paying members. But t

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The Costs and Benefits of Worlds Colliding

I recently suggested that the rise of social media has undermined something that a great many Americans value: the ability to slip into a given domain and to adopt whatever values and norms are appropriate there, without that affecting one’s reception in other domains. The article elicited many responses. Below is an edited selection of reader letters, beginning with one from a man who personifie

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Google's Eric Schmidt just tells it like it is (late 2018)

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Canada picks Britain's Type 26 design for future frigate program

A consortium led by BAE Systems has been tapped to provide the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) next generation of frigates. On Friday, Irving Shipbuilding, the Canadian Surface Combatant …

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Rats! Los Angeles City Hall battles rodent infestation

Los Angeles officials are ripping out carpets, setting traps and fumigating as they battle a rat infestation at City Hall that one attorney says left her battling a bout of typhus.

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Rats! Los Angeles City Hall battles rodent infestation

Los Angeles officials are ripping out carpets, setting traps and fumigating as they battle a rat infestation at City Hall that one attorney says left her battling a bout of typhus.

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NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company's rethinkingAmazon HQ2 New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Friday about what he called "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters amid a report that the company is reconsidering its planned New York City headquarters.

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Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.

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New Horizons' evocative farewell glance at Ultima Thule

An evocative new image sequence from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offers a departing view of the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) nicknamed Ultima Thule—the target of its New Year's 2019 flyby and the most distant world ever explored.

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Is hot fusion obsolete given the sucess of Brillouin Energy with its LENR tests? They have 2.5x output to input now.

I just don't see the point of ITER and all these other projects if LENR is already proving to be successful in testing. submitted by /u/CrustySteak [link] [comments]

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For Amazon, it's business as usual despite CEO drama

First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he'd been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mistress.

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Anther rubbing, a new movement discovered in plants, promotes prior selfing

Most plants have developed mechanisms to prevent self-fertilization and its detrimental effects of inbreeding depression. Traits promoting selfing in plants have been approached mainly from the perspective of a loss of function, or even only considered as a by-product of non-adaptive evolutionary processes. However, the shift from cross-fertilization to selfing has been identified as one of the mo

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Rating riverside corridors—the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change

Under climate change, plants and animals will shift their habitats to track the conditions they are adapted for. As they do, the lands surrounding rivers and streams offer natural migration routes that will take on a new importance as temperatures rise.

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Anther rubbing, a new movement discovered in plants, promotes prior selfing

Most plants have developed mechanisms to prevent self-fertilization and its detrimental effects of inbreeding depression. Traits promoting selfing in plants have been approached mainly from the perspective of a loss of function, or even only considered as a by-product of non-adaptive evolutionary processes. However, the shift from cross-fertilization to selfing has been identified as one of the mo

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Rating riverside corridors—the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change

Under climate change, plants and animals will shift their habitats to track the conditions they are adapted for. As they do, the lands surrounding rivers and streams offer natural migration routes that will take on a new importance as temperatures rise.

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Chang'e 4 Rover comes into view

On Jan. 30 2019, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) acquired a spectacular limb shot centered on the Chang'e 4 landing site, looking across the floor of Von Kármán crater. At the time, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was more than 200 kilometers from the landing site so Chang'e 4 was only a few pixels across and the rover was not discernable. The following day LRO was closer to the

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A better way to make acrylics

Acrylics are an incredibly diverse and useful family of chemicals used in all kinds of products, from diapers to nail polish. Now, a team of researchers from UConn and ExxonMobil describe a new process for making them. The new method would increase energy efficiency and reduce toxic byproducts, they report in the Feb. 8 issue of Nature Communications.

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New method improves infrared imaging performance

A new method developed by Northwestern Engineering's Manijeh Razeghi has greatly reduced a type of image distortion caused by the presence of spectral cross-talk between dual-band long-wavelength photodetectors.

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Can't wait for next generation of lawmakers

After these old farts are out of office, we'll have people from a younger generation who don't need to declare war on drugs and poor people… Politicians who are still politicians but at least will be somewhat in tune with the real world instead of their antiquated beliefs. I'm looking forward to that day. submitted by /u/sammyaxelrod [link] [comments]

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Mysterie om usb-stik i sæl-lort er løst: Ejeren er fundet

Forsker og ejer har to helt forskellige bud på, hvordan usb-stikket fyldt med billeder af sæler er endt i en sæl-lort.

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When will we be able to change our appearance – freedom of body morphology

I hate making this same post and I hate how everyone seems to care about self driving cars more than one's morphological freedom of their body. Day in day out society complains about racism, sexism, transphobia and other -isms related to how people look. I honestly can't believe how they receive so much attention yet the most pervasive, insidious debilitating -ism is swept aside and relegated to

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Will private companies no longer be a thing in the future?

Say in the next 100 years, could all private enterprises and companies be abolished so as to not have production in the hands of corporations or will this not happen? submitted by /u/Century195 [link] [comments]

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Rare Series of Snowstorms Bears Down on Seattle Area

Areas of Seattle received four to six inches of snow during a winter storm that started on Friday. Heavy snow was also hitting parts of California.

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Så kommer världens städer se ut om havsnivåerna höjs

Ett varmare klimat med förändrade havsnivåer kunde orsaka förödande översvämningar där mängder av städer skulle hamna under vatten. Spela klippet ovan för att se hur världens städer skulle se ut om havsnivåerna höjdes.

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Forskare kan ha hittat hjärnans “lyckopunkt”

Skratt och glädje verkar vara förknippat med en viss punkt i hjärnan. När amerikanska forskare stimulerade en centimeterstor stor punkt i hjärnan hos några epilepsipatienter började de skratta. Även när de ansträngde sig för att låta bli.

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New Evidence for the Geometry of Thought – Facts So Romantic

The brain may represent concepts in the same way that it represents space and your location, by using the same neural circuitry for the brain’s “inner GPS.” Sharon Mollerus / M.C. Escher / Flickr In 2014, the Swedish philosopher and cognitive scientist Peter Gärdenfors went to Krakow, Poland, for a conference on the mind. He was to lecture at Jagiellonian University, courtesy of the Copernicus Ce

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The world’s first 3D-printed electric motorbike

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Could These Five Inventions Help Us To Save Our Planet?

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There Are Two Futures – Elon Musk | After Skool

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Futuristic fabric adjusts with the temperature to keep you comfy

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FDA wants new meetings with Juul, Altria on teen vaping

The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help stop underage vaping.

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Linkage between retinal ganglion cell density and the nonuniform spatial integration across the visual field [Neuroscience]

The ability to integrate visual information over space is a fundamental component of human pattern vision. Regardless of whether it is for detecting luminance contrast or for recognizing objects in a cluttered scene, the position of the target in the visual field governs the size of a window within which…

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Metabolic plasticity meets gene regulation [Commentaries]

Tumor metabolism has been investigated as an exploitable avenue for treatment in the last several years. The link between tumor and metabolism traces its origin to a seminal observation by Otto Warburg, almost a century ago, that cancer cells, regardless of oxygen availability, convert most intracellular glucose to lactate—that is,…

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Homogeneous catalysis for the nitrogen fuel cycle [Commentaries]

The nitrogen cycle is an important biogeochemical cycle in which nitrogen, a building block of proteins and nucleic acids, is chemically activated. In the cycle, atmospheric dinitrogen is converted into ammonia as our primary source of bioavailable nitrogen. Ammonia is a carbon-free energy carrier and widely used as a chemical…

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The future of influenza forecasts [Commentaries]

Recent years have seen a growing interest in generating real-time epidemic forecasts to help control infectious diseases, prompted by a succession of global and regional outbreaks. Increased availability of epidemiological data and novel digital data streams such as search engine queries and social media (1, 2), together with the rise…

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Cryo-EM structure and in vitro DNA packaging of a thermophilic virus with supersized T=7 capsids [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Double-stranded DNA viruses, including bacteriophages and herpesviruses, package their genomes into preformed capsids, using ATP-driven motors. Seeking to advance structural and mechanistic understanding, we established in vitro packaging for a thermostable bacteriophage, P23-45 of Thermus thermophilus. Both the unexpanded procapsid and the expanded mature capsid can package DNA in the…

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Transition from stochastic events to deterministic ensemble average in electron transfer reactions revealed by single-molecule conductance measurement [Chemistry]

Electron transfer reactions can now be followed at the single-molecule level, but the connection between the microscopic and macroscopic data remains to be understood. By monitoring the conductance of a single molecule, we show that the individual electron transfer reaction events are stochastic and manifested as large conductance fluctuations. The…

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Tumor-suppressive signaling in the uterus [Commentaries]

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer, with 63,230 new cases and 11,350 deaths in the United States in 2018 (1). The resulting fertility loss and the life-threatening potential of uterine cancer are devastating. Unfortunately, the etiology of endometrial cancer remains poorly defined, hampering the design of effective diagnostic…

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Biologists Track Tweets to Monitor Birds

Conservation biologists can track the whereabouts of endangered species by the sounds they make, avoiding cumbersome trackers and tags. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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EXCLUSIVE: Controversial experiments that could make bird flu more risky poised to resume

Two ‘gain of function’ projects halted more than 4 years ago have passed new U.S. review process

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Herbal history: Five garden plants with a hidden past

Many of our best loved garden plants are there because they were once recommended to heal the sick.

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Famous 'sandpile model' shown to move like a traveling sand dune

The so-called Abelian sandpile model has been studied by scientists for more than 30 years. Even though the sandpile model serves as the archetypical model to study self-organized criticality, questions about its characteristics are still open and remain an active field of research. Researchers have now discovered a new property of this mathematical model: they managed to induce dynamics in the se

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How poppy flowers get those vibrant colors that entice insects

With bright reds and yellows — and even the occasional white — poppies are very bright and colorful. Their petals, however, are also very thin; they are made up of just three layers of cells. Scientists used microscopy and mathematical models describing how light interacts with petals to find out how the vibrant colors are created.

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The Green New Deal's Trains and EVs Won't Work for Everyone

Access to cars is the best short-term solution for connecting lower-income people to jobs, but the autos they can afford are the worst for the planet.

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Bridging the 'liking-gap,' researchers discuss awkwardness of conversations

Social and personality psychologists will present their latest findings on how people engage in casual conversations, and what this means for our own performance anxiety.

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When sequencing fails to pinpoint a rare disease

Genomics fails to diagnose up to half of patients who are tested. Using a new neutrophil proteome database, researchers made genetic diagnoses for children with severe congenital neutropenia whom typical sequencing had failed.

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Famous 'sandpile model' shown to move like a traveling sand dune

The so-called Abelian sandpile model has been studied by scientists for more than 30 years. Even though the sandpile model serves as the archetypical model to study self-organized criticality, questions about its characteristics are still open and remain an active field of research. Researchers have now discovered a new property of this mathematical model: they managed to induce dynamics in the se

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Seasons change: Researchers provide new definition for major Indian monsoon season

Researchers have used detailed surface temperature analyses to develop the first-ever objective definition of the Northeast Indian Monsoon.

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Researchers help define Southern Ocean's geological features

Scientists present data from the region that show the Australian-Antarctic Ridge has isotopic compositions distinct from both the Pacific and Indian mantle domains.

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Psychology: Robot saved, people take the hit

To what extent are people prepared to show consideration for robots? A new study suggests that, under certain circumstances, some people are willing to endanger human lives — out of concern for robots.

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New study linking blight and homicide may help predict where murder may occur

A new study shows a statistical connection between homicide, blighted buildings and convenient stores.

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Planning ahead: A new robust approach for minimizing costs in power-distribution networks

Scientists have developed a new method for scheduling the turning on and off of power generators that minimizes costs and ensures reliability while addressing the issues prevalent in multiple previous methods.

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Biologists Track Tweets to Monitor Birds

Conservation biologists can track the whereabouts of endangered species by the sounds they make, avoiding cumbersome trackers and tags. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A team analyzing bacteria on the ISS discovered different genes in space bacteria than similar bacteria on Earth.

Credit: Getty Images: Science Photo Library – SCIEPRO While harsh radiation and a "weightless" environment make International Space Station microbes mutate, there's no danger of them turning into superbugs resistant to antibiotics, a new study shows. A team analyzing bacteria on the space station discovered different genes in the space bacteria than similar bacteria on Earth. The space genes, how

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Tiger killed by new mate at London Zoo

Ten-year-old female Sumatran tiger Melati had been one of London Zoo's long-term residents.

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Biologists Track Tweets to Monitor Birds

Conservation biologists can track the whereabouts of endangered species by the sounds they make, avoiding cumbersome trackers and tags. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Higher sodium intake associated with increased lightheadedness in the context of the DASH-sodium trial

Researchers found that higher sodium intake, when studied in the context of the DASH-Sodium trial (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), increases lightheadedness. These findings challenge traditional recommendations to increase sodium intake to prevent lightheadedness.

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Mexican scientist cures the Human Papilloma Virus

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Jeff Bezos Aside, Sextortion Is Way Underreported

The Amazon CEO alleges he was the victim of sextortion. He’s not the only one.

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Does Jeff Bezos Have a Legal Case Against The National Enquirer?

The Amazon CEO accused the tabloid of “extortion” on Thursday, but legal experts say it’s a close call.

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AI Researchers Pave the Way For Translating Brain Waves Into Speech

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Sprint Sues AT&T, Proving ‘5G’ Is Still Meaningless

A Sprint lawsuit against AT&T reveals confusion over the newest wireless standards.

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The Atlantic Daily: Consider the Yearbook

What We’re Following A few politicians who have yet to announce are looming over the 2020 Democratic field. Bernie Sanders, the democratic-socialist senator who caught fire in 2016, has long demurred on whether he’ll run for president again. Yet behind the scenes he is setting the stage for another run, under the premise that a crowded Democratic primary could give him a path to squeak through an

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Trilobites: Andromeda Is Coming for Our Milky Way Galaxy, Eventually

Traveling at 68 miles per second, a nearby galaxy is still coming to consume us, just 600 million years later than expected.

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Dr. John Gunderson, 76, Dies; Defined Borderline Personality Disorder

“He was the first person to look systematically at the data and figure out what the heck this diagnosis really meant,” a colleague said.

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3 of the most speculative benefits of the keto diet

The keto diet is generally an effective method for weight loss. Still, many of the diet's other supposed health benefits aren't as well supported by the research. Claims that the keto diet can help with acne, cancer and mental clarity are speculative, but there's reason to suggest they're worth investigating. None It's no secret the keto diet can help people lose weight by switching the body's pr

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Moore's Law, 1970-2100

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Nitrogen gets in the fast lane for chemical synthesis

A new one-step method discovered by synthetic organic chemists allows nitrogen atoms to be added to precursor compounds used in the design and manufacture of drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products.

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Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

Scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted therapy and to help diagnose and prevent disease.

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[Commentary] Rewilding is an exciting, new narrative of recovery and hope

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How bees stay cool on hot summer days

Researchers have developed a framework that explains how bees use environmental signals to collectively cluster and continuously ventilate the hive.

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With Ancient Human DNA, Africa's Deep History Is Coming to Light

In 2010, extraordinary circumstances allowed geneticists to reconstruct the first full genome of an ancient human: the DNA came from a hairball, frozen 4,000 years in Greenland soil. Since then, methods have improved so much in cost and efficiency that individual papers now report genomic data from hundreds of dead people (here, here, here). Ancient DNA (aDNA) has now been published from well over

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Nitrogen gets in the fast lane for chemical synthesis

A new one-step method discovered by synthetic organic chemists allows nitrogen atoms to be added to precursor compounds used in the design and manufacture of drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products.

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New target to prevent, treat alcoholism identified

Researchers have identified a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism.

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Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy

Prior Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy, a new study shows. The research points to a possible mechanism for the enhancement of Zika virus progression during pregnancy in an animal model.

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'X-ray gun' helps researchers pinpoint the origins of pottery found on ancient shipwreck

About 800 years ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea. There are no written records saying where the ship was going or where it came from — the only clues are the mostly-disintegrated structure of the vessel and its cargo. But archaeologists have found a new way to tell where the ceramic cargo of the ship originally came from: by zapping it with an X-ray gun.

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Study: universal basic income won't make people work less

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