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Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code

The fabric of space-time may get its robustness from a network of quantum particles, according to a principle called quantum error correction.

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The Dinosaur Who Went out to Sea

The skeleton of a new carnivorous dinosaur bears damage caused by seagoing invertebrates — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Mænd med kræft skal kunne bevare potensen

Tusinder af mænd opereres for prostatakræft – mange kunne nøjes med kontrol.

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Flights scrapped as Berlin airports brace for Monday strike

Hundreds of German passengers were facing travel upheaval on Monday with security staff at Berlin's two airports set to walk out in a pay dispute.

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US Congress to see push to regulate Big Tech in 2019

The newly installed US Congress is expected to see a fresh effort to develop new regulations for big technology firms, with a focus on tougher enforcement of privacy and data protection.

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Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu 'stem cell' claim

The organisers of a major Indian science conference distanced themselves Sunday from speakers who used the prestigious event to dismiss Einstein's discoveries and claim ancient Hindus invented stem cell research.

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In space, the US sees a rival in China

During the Cold War, US eyes were riveted on the Soviet Union's rockets and satellites. But in recent years, it has been China's space programs that have most worried US strategists.

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CES 2019: Chinese tech firms lay lower amid trade tensions

The CES 2019 gadget show, which kicks off Sunday, will showcase the expanding influence and sway of China's rapidly growing technology sector. But some of its firms are stepping back from the spotlight amid rising U.S. national-security concerns over Chinese tech and a trans-Pacific trade war launched by President Donald Trump.

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Tesla’s Price Cut, and More Car News From This Week

Plus, New York cancels a much-hyped subway shutdown, self-driving cars have an interesting 2018, and we ride an odd, three-wheeled electric vehicle.

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Charles Darwin's ailments are 'typical of Lyme disease' in UK

Naturalist’s symptoms of diarrhoea, rashes, palpitations and flatulence could have been tick infection, say researchers He travelled the world studying exotic creatures in dangerous lands, but the disease that marred Charles Darwin ’s life may have been caught closer to home as he trudged around Britain collecting insects, shooting birds, and picking up stones, researchers say. The Victorian natu

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ContraPoints Is Political Philosophy Made for YouTube

Marie, a slender woman wearing white lingerie and glitter-encrusted nails, gets into her bath with a bottle of Moët and calls for her servant Antoine. When the door opens, it’s not Antoine, but another woman in a lab coat and a purple wig. “The Doctor,” as the visitor is known, has come to force Marie to watch an educational video about climate change. The pair argue, insult one another, and even

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Katharine Hayhoe: 'A thermometer is not liberal or conservative'

The award-winning atmospheric scientist on the urgency of the climate crisis and why people are her biggest hope Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has contributed to more than 125 scientific papers and won numerous prizes for her science communication work. In 2018 she was a contributor to the US National Climate

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How to take better selfies in any situation

DIY For photos you'll actually want to post on social media. Your smartphone and its accessories offer a number of ways to improve your photos—particularly the ones of you. Here are eight tricks for taking better selfies.

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Rainbow-Hued Rivers Transect Globe Like Veins in Gorgeous Maps

A cartographer turns geography into art.

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Rainbow Rivers: See Gorgeous Maps of the World's Waterways

The world's rivers flow like so many rainbows in a map by Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs.

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The Great Illusion of The Apprentice

I’m a Cabernet-sipping coastal elitist, so of course I never watched The Apprentice at the time it aired. But after Donald Trump emerged as the Republican front-runner in the summer of 2015, I decided I’d better look at him through the eyes of his many fans. I thought back to those bouts of reality TV after reading Patrick Radden Keefe’s profile of the television producer Mark Burnett in The New

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Romney, Pelosi, Warren, and More Pave the Runway for 2020

Surely things on the internet will be better than they were in 2018, right? Oh, wait…

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Regnvandsventiler kan være alternativ til dyr udvidelse af kloaknet

Glostrup Forsynings første erfaringer med regnvandsventiler er positive. Det kan være et billigt alternativ til nye større kloakkrør. Der er behov for at se nærmere på, hvilke barrierer der er for sådanne løsninger.

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Extinction and the Rise of the Dinosaurs

Paleontologists are still puzzling over why dinosaurs succeeded while crocodile cousins faded away — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Tucker Carlson’s Monologue Insults His Viewers

Conservatives are abuzz about a long monologue delivered on Fox News by the host Tucker Carlson, who intimated solidarity with “normal Americans” while accusing U.S. elites of callously betraying their countrymen. “If an obscure senator gave this speech,” Kyle Smith wrote at National Review , “he’d be famous overnight.” “A man or woman who can talk like that with conviction could become president

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‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What Is Real?’ try to make sense of quantum weirdness

The books ‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What is Real?’ have different perspectives on what quantum physics says about reality.

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Don’t believe the keto hype

Keto diets have attracted a lot of media attention lately, and are becoming quite the rage in wellness circles. But while it might make you lose weight in the short term, it's doing one heck of a number on your body. Fitness expert and all-around great person Jillian Michaels walks us through whey keto might be a no-no. The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and B

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A Simple Proposal to Revive the American Dream

During the industrial age, when high school was the gateway to the American dream, public-school systems covered the costs of earning a diploma. Today, however, as associate’s degrees have replaced high-school diplomas as the indispensable ticket into the middle class, families are forced to cover the costs of tuition and more. If the information-age economy demands a workforce with additional tr

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? and the True Nature of Being a Writer

Lee Israel is a phenomenal writer. This point is emphasized again and again throughout Can You Ever Forgive Me? , the 2018 film based on the memoir of the same title, which chronicles the late author’s ingenious forays into literary forgery. Commendation for Israel’s counterfeit letters—produced under the names of deceased celebrities such as Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward—pours from the lips of

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Google får godkendt radarsensor til virtuelle knapper

Amerikanske myndigheder har godkendt Googles lille radarsensor i chipformat, som kan genkende og reagere på fingrenes bevægelser i luften og dermed bruges til 'berøringsfrie knapper' – eksempelvis til at styre lyden fra en højtaler eller til augmented reality.

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Exhibition previews: Visions of a better tomorrow brighten 2019

Plug-and-play human organs, non-human intelligences and missions to Mars add speculative spice to a year of cultural events focused on the future

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Donors of Rare Blood Type Sought to Save a Miami Toddler

Zainab Mughal, 2, has cancer. Her treatments depend on frequent blood transfusions, but her blood type is extremely rare.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvad bliver næste epoke i universets udvikling?

En læser vil gerne vide, om der kommer flere epoker, inden universet trækker sig sammen. Det svarer lektor fra NBI på.

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Astronomical events in 2019

Things to look out for in the night sky over the coming months, from meteor showers to supermoons 21 January Continue reading…

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Power politics always drives space conquest. China’s coup is no different | Kenan Malik

Landing a spacecraft on the far side of the moon is a fine achievement – and propaganda win Nasa rejected it as too difficult and costly an undertaking. Last week, China declared “mission accomplished” after landing a spacecraft , Chang’e-4, on the far side of the moon. It was a remarkable endeavour. As the far side of the moon never faces the Earth, mission control cannot communicate directly wi

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Kom tilbage i seng! Må du vække en søvngænger?

Du må aldrig vække en person, der går i søvne. Det kan få store konsekvenser, fordi de kan blive meget chokeret. Men kan det nu også passe?

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Runaway leopard returns to Indian park after escape

A runaway leopard which escaped from an safari park in eastern India on New Year's Day has been recaptured after a massive search operation, an official said Saturday.

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For Ghana e-waste recyclers, a safer option amid toxic fumes

On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana's capital, Accra.

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Netflix and chill no more—streaming is getting complicated

Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now.

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Our top 10 economic forecasts for 2019

The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum faded and growth trends diverged. The US economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus enacted early in the year, while the economies of the Eurozone, the UK, Japan and China began to weaken. These divergent trends will persist in 2019. IHS Markit predicts global growth will edge down from 3.2%

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How to Make a Bucking Bull: Good Breeding and, Just Maybe, a Cow’s Love

It takes a high-tech village to raise a champion animal for bull riding. The cowboys, bred the old-fashioned way, can barely keep up.

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2018 Rosetta Stones Roundup: A Very Hot Year for Geology

We take a look back at some of the hottest geology of 2018, and get a glimpse of what 2019 has to offer — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Book clinic: which books show how group scenarios corrupt the individual?

Intrigued by peer pressure or power plays? Our expert suggests novels and psychoanalysis that get a grip on group politics Q: I am interested in the way people can become morally corrupted in group scenarios. Which books best show how and why this happens? Calum Michael, 22, engineering student, Glasgow A: Lisa Appignanesi , author, visiting professor in literature at King’s College London and ch

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Rick's Costly Ball Bearing Setback | Gold Rush

Rick's wash-plant has faces a setback after his team discovers destroyed ball bearings that support the trommel. 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

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Stopping cancer from recruiting immune system double agents

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). Researchers have now discovered a potential therapy that can disrupt this recruitment and abnormal function of myeloid cells in laboratory mice.

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The Neuroscience of Creativity: A Q & A with Anna Abraham

The latest state of the field of the neuroscience of creativity. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The meteor shower that brought Tunguska is due in June

Analysis of the Tunguska tree-fall patters suggests a familiar source for the asteroid that caused it Its timing also fits perfectly with a late June annual meteor shower Nonetheless, it's more interesting than dangerous. Put down that helmet. It's just after seven in the morning on June 30, 1908 as a man sits on the front porch of a trading post in Vanavara, Siberia. That is, until a sudden blas

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Japan finds a huge cache of scarce rare-earth minerals

Enough rare earth minerals have been found off Japan to last centuries Rare earths are important materials for green technology, as well as medicine and manufacturing Where would we be without all of our rare-earth magnets? Rare earth elements are a set of 17 metals that are integral to our modern lifestyle and efforts to produce ever-greener technologies . The "rare" designation is a bit of a mi

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Winter birds thrill Norfolk wildlife photographers

"We haven't seen many this winter so it's no wonder these have caught people's attention."

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11-Year-Old Boy’s Death in Brooklyn May Have Been Caused by Airborne Fish Proteins

The boy, Cameron Jean-Pierre, 11, had asthma and was allergic to fish and peanuts. Experts said a combination of the two conditions could have caused a fatal reaction.

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The real life people behind Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carrell’s film Beautiful Boy

The story of one family’s struggle with drugs has become a Hollywood film – and is showing others they aren’t alone Nic was a lovely child, though of course I’m prejudiced. I’m his father. According to the external barometers we often use to measure how our kids are doing, as Nic grew up – in California where we live – he was doing great. He was a good student, had good friends and his teachers d

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The Trumpification of Political Discourse

Thursday was a day of historic firsts. The first indigenous woman elected to Congress took the oath of office. So did the first Muslim congresswoman, and some of the first openly gay and bisexual members of the House and Senate. It was also quite possibly the first time a president has been publicly called a “motherfucker” by a sitting member of the House. During a reception hours after her swear

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Default ringtones are boring. Here’s how to make your own notifications.

DIY Create your own audio. Your phone chirps all the time. Why not customize those noises? Here's how to create your own smartphone ringtones and notifications.

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SAS er blandt verdens sikreste flyselskaber

En top-20-liste med få overraskelser kårer årets sikreste flyselskaber i et år præget af få, men voldsomme ulykker i luftfarten.

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The Hunt Is On for Moons Around Ultima Thule

The most distant celestial object ever explored may well have moons, and astronomers are trying hard to find them.

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Should You Take Off Your Shoes Indoors?

Your home contains thousands of uninvited bacteria. Should you be worried?

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Dino Graveyard: Photos of Dinosaur National Monument

The world's richest quarry of dinosaur fossils is located in the American West, at Dinosaur National Monument.

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Eclipse Season 2019 Kicks Off with a Partial Solar Eclipse This Weekend!

Eclipse season kicks off with a partial solar eclipse this weekend.

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The 'Twinning' Fad, the Weather Channel, and More Security News

A rogue PewDiePie fan, Marriott hack details, and more of the week's top security news.

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Golden Globe Awards 2019: How to Watch

It's like an Oscars-Emmys mashup, but with better taste and more alcohol. Here's how to tune in, TV or not.

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Sci-Fi Writers Are Grappling with a Post-Trump Reality

The latest edition of 'The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy' proves it.

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The Fight over Abortion Heats Up, 1969; The Price of Helium, 1919

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

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Prehistoric Shark May Have Caught a Dinner on the Wing

A fossil tooth hints at a startling interaction between an ancient shark and a flying reptile.\ — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Milky Way Could Crash Into Another Galaxy Billions of Years Earlier Than Predicted

Ah, the Milky Way, our glittering home in the cosmos. Seen in an unencumbered night sky, far from the glare of city lights, it seems magnificent and eternal in its enormity. Nothing could shift this ancient web of stars, nothing could disturb its transcendent stoicism. Except, that is, another galaxy. Galaxies orbit millions of light-years apart, but gravity, the immutable magnet of the cosmos, c

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Knock Knock. Who’s There? Kids. Kids Who? Kids Tell Terrible Jokes.

When I was 4, my favorite joke to tell my family members went like this: “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Guitar.” “Guitar who?” “Guitar if you don’t have a house!” Every time I delivered the punch line, I would look expectantly at my audience, who would, after a moment, either politely chuckle or just squint in bewilderment. Guitar if you don’t have a house? Literally nothing is funny or clever a

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Space Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

We start with a view of Earth, then speed out past the Kuiper Belt into deep space.

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending January 5, 2019)

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

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Biological Cartographers Seek To Map The Trillions Of Cells In The Human Body

There's an effort underway to make a new atlas of all the cells in the human body, and to describe each cell type using all the powerful tools of today's genetic technology.

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Fem ting du skal vide, før du lægger dit eget søkabel

Internettet i hele verden er forbundet med søkabler. Der er over en million kilometer af dem.

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Surviving R. Kelly Is an Uncomfortable, Visual Testimony

“Robert is a master manipulator,” the R&B singer Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards says in the second episode of Lifetime’s new docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly . “Everybody knows it now. They didn’t know it back then.” Her voice is resigned in this sequence, a precursor to forthcoming scenes in which Edwards tearily expresses remorse for introducing the singer to her then 12-year-old niece , the alleged

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Moscow’s Little-Noticed Islamic-Outreach Effort

Russia’s growing presence in the Middle East is generally discussed in military and economic terms. Moscow’s 2015 intervention in Syria to prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad increased its influence with Iran and enabled it to draw a wedge between Turkey and the United States. In the last few years, Moscow has also drawn closer to Washington’s traditional allies in the Persian Gulf, in the form

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Marie Kondo Is All of Us in This Year of Self-Optimization

In 2018, all we wanted was tea and sympathy. But by the look of Twitter, 2019’s vibe is slanting towards dogged, intentional improvement.

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What Is XR, and How Do I Get It?

A new shiny thing called XR—an umbrella term encompassing augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies—is the industry's new favorite buzz word.

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14 Tech and Outdoors Deals: Mario Kart, Apple HomePod , Lift Tickets, Garmin

From smart speakers to PopSockets, we have your weekend shopping covered.

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Elizabeth Warren and the Down-to-Earth Trap

“Hold on a sec, I’m gonna get me a beer.” With those simple words, Elizabeth Warren unleashed a wave of social-media mockery for what her critics see as a ham-handed attempt to convey down-home authenticity. Warren’s comment was made during an Instagram livestream broadcast from her family kitchen on New Year’s Eve, soon after announcing her candidacy to run for president in the 2020 Democratic p

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Short-term thinking is politics’ most epic failure

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 in Wisconsin as the "party of reform". It was the first U.S. political party to be founded by women as well as by men, the first party to support suffrage, and the first party to support equal rights. It was the party of Abe Lincoln! So what changed? In the 1970s, Ronald Regan made the mistake that ultimately dooms all political parties: He made a short-te

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Books of 2019: Our pick of the best forthcoming reads

From what to do about Einstein to tricks for survival to doing away with sexist neurotrash, it is looking like a good year for books

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Fugleflugtslinjen vil aflaste Storebæltsoverfarten

Et halvt århundrede før Femern-tunnellen blev projekteret, var det den nye tog- og færgeforbindelse mellem Danmark og Tyskland, der trak overskrifter i Ingeniøren. Blandt andet i dette temanummer om Fugleflugtslinjen.

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Dit internet går gennem mudder, saltvand og et hus på vestkysten

Du tror måske, det er trådløst, men internettet bor faktisk i kilometerlange kabler, der ligger på havbunden.

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Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists stranded on islands further north were spared the worst and began to plot routes home.

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Trump to Apple: 'Make your product in the United States'

President Donald Trump called on Apple Friday to make its iPhones in the United States, saying that China is "the biggest beneficiary" of the California tech giant.

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Embraer shares dive after Bolsonaro voices wariness at Boeing venture

Shares in Brazilian planemaker Embraer plunged nearly five percent Friday after new President Jair Bolsonaro voiced wariness about a $5.2-billion tie-up it is planning with US giant Boeing.

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Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction.

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Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

All systems are go as a Chinese spacecraft and rover power up their observation equipment after making a first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, the Chinese National Space Administration said.

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Kig op! 2019 byder på 8 blændende begivenheder i solsystemet

Januar starter med en blodrød måneformørkelse, og resten af det astronomiske år 2019 skuffer bestemt heller ikke.

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Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon

Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state governments can let private landowners protect only 50 percent of their property, down from 80 percent previously, if over 65 percent of the state is protected by conservation units or indigenous reservations.

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Invisible Killers Hitchhike on Native Plant Seedlings

More than a quarter of the seedlings sampled at native plant nurseries were infected with pathogens—which could hamper restoration work. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Simple Engineering That Will Keep NYC's L Train Rolling

Governor Andrew Cuomo says there’s an easy way to fix the Canarsie Tunnel without shutting down the line for several years. And it’s already been used in other cities.

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Burden of Genius review: The story of the first liver transplants

On the last of our 12 Days of Culture, a film about pioneering liver transplant surgeon Thomas Starzl is one of sacrificing family life for medical advance

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The Atlantic Daily: Here's Some Slightly Less Apocalyptic Climate News

What We’re Following Keeping It 2100: Climate-change updates can sometimes feel like one dire prognostication after another, but today came a morsel of not-as-awful news : An ominous prediction from two years ago that quickly melting glaciers in Antarctica will destroy the homes of 150 million people by 2100 looks to be less likely than the researchers initially thought. Still, the revised figure

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F.D.A. Accuses Juul and Altria of Backing Off Plan to Stop Youth Vaping

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the terms of the new partnership between the two companies appear to undermine pledges they made to keep flavored nicotine pods off store shelves.

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Why some coastal regions flood more easily than others

Nexus Media News Sea levels are rising, but it's happening unevenly. Some coastal regions are more at risk of flooding than others. That's because sea waters are rising unevenly.

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New York’s L Train Shutdown Is Canceled. Now What?

Organizers and transit companies wonder how the averted shutdown will affect its silver lining: the city's plans to rethink its transportation system.

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Matter: The Sounds That Haunted U.S. Diplomats in Cuba? Lovelorn Crickets, Scientists Say

Diplomatic officials may have been targeted with an unknown weapon in Havana. But a recording of one “sonic attack” actually is the singing of a very loud cricket, a new analysis concludes.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: My Shutdown Will Go On

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, January 4, the two-week mark of the government shutdown. The longest previous shutdown spanned 21 days under President Bill Clinton, from 1995 to 1996. Here’s what we’ve been keeping an eye on today: On and On and On: During a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, President Donald Trump said that the government shutdown could go on for “mon

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Maybe we should all be using Facebook Messenger Kids

Technology Limited apps are often better apps. Less is more when it comes to apps.

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What Is the Dark Side of the Moon?

Yes, China recently landed there, but you're kind of asking the wrong question.

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Doctors Thought a Woman Was Having a Panic Attack. She Actually Had Rabies.

The U.S. woman acquired the infection while on a yoga retreat in India.

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The Family Weekly: Let’s Create a New Holiday

This Week in Family In response to the Family section’s piece about unusual holiday traditions, The Atlantic ’s Culture desk has come up with a challenge for readers: If you were going to create a new holiday altogether, what would it be? To get the creative juices flowing, some potential ideas include a National Stress-Bake Day, Resolution Revision Day, and Turn Off the Internet Day. If you have

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The Happiest Animal

On Rottnest Island, off the coast of western Australia, a peculiar marsupial has captivated the hearts of Instagram users worldwide—and supported a booming tourism economy. The quokka, a close cousin of the kangaroo, rocketed to internet fame when tourists began taking selfies with the animal, which is unafraid of humans and appears to smile for pictures. “They are like living teddy bears,” filmm

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Will the Government Ever Reopen?

The longest-ever shutdown of the federal government lasted 21 days. To hear President Donald Trump talk on Friday afternoon, that record—set at around this time 23 years ago, during the Clinton administration—could soon be demolished. During a two-hour meeting that both parties acknowledged was contentious, the president told Democratic leaders that the current partial shutdown of federal departm

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The brain rhythms of focused attention and… is that my phone?

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and one tablespoon of sugar into lukewarm water. Whisk in the oil, and then add four eggs one at a time. Now gradually add eight cups of flour: One…two…three…was that three? Four… five… a sudden BUZZ-BUZZ from my apron pocket interrupts my counting. I’ve been expecting a phone call sometime today from my boss. Could this be her calling now with important news, or i

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Stopping cancer from recruiting immune system double agents

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). A research team co-led by scientists at Rush University Medical Center have discovered a potential therapy that can disrupt this recruitment and abnormal function of myeloid cells

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Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon

Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state governments can let private landowners protect only 50 percent of their property, down from 80 percent previously, if over 65 percent of the state is protected by conservation units or indigenous reservations.

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4 ways to tackle ocean trash besides Ocean Cleanup’s broken system

Here are three approaches to reducing ocean pollution that might be more effective than a controversial plan to fish trash out of the Pacific.

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The Quest to Topple Science-Stymying Academic Paywalls

Scientific publishers charge so much that even Harvard can’t afford it anymore. A new publishing infrastructure could help.

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A Dredge Landing Disaster for the Dakotas | Gold Rush: White Water

Disaster strikes after the Dakotas try landing their dredge on a remote river via a helicopter. Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: White Water: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush-white-water/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery We're on Instagram! https://www.

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Zero is just 1,500 years old. Before it, there was nothing.

Science How humans invented zero—and why some tried desperately to do without it. Life without zero is unimaginable. But the concept is only 1,500 years old.

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A Major Hacking Spree Gets Personal for German Politicians

Hundreds of German politicians who have had their private digital lives exposed online are victims of a hacking campaign with unclear motives.

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AI Can Now Decode Words Directly from Brain Waves

The technology could help people with diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) speak via a brain-computer interface.

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The New Old Age: Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

In “cognitive rehabilitation,” therapists train patients in simple tasks that can make daily life much easier.

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Kevin Hart Is Not a Martyr

There is a vast conspiracy against Kevin Hart, Kevin Hart thinks. “That’s an attack,” the comedian told Ellen DeGeneres, during a bewildering appearance on the host’s talk show Friday. Hart was speaking about giving up the Academy Awards hosting gig after renewed backlash from his past gay jokes. “This was to destroy me. This was to end all partnerships, all brand relationships, all investment op

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You might be predisposed to T.B. and not even know it

Scientists have discovered a genetic variant that predisposes people who have it to tuberculosis. It’s surprisingly common—but if you carry it, you likely will never know. The research also revealed genetic mutations that rob the immune system of its ability to combat more ubiquitous germs of the same bacterial family, mycobacteria. A new study in Science Immunology clarifies molecular abnormalit

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Over half of urban renters face a kind of housing insecurity

The majority of renters in 25 US metropolitan areas experience some form of housing insecurity, research shows. The study, published in Housing Policy Debate , uses a new housing insecurity index with measures in four key dimensions: overcrowding, unaffordability, poor physical conditions, and recent experience of eviction or a forced move. “This index provides a way to expand our understanding o

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Does manual labor boost happiness?

Working with your hands affects brain chemistry in a positive way. Automation technologies can strip away a sense of agency and meaning in our lives. Using your hands connects you with your environment in a way that most technologies cannot. None Violence has become such a part of the fabric of American society that many stories pass without much commentary. Mass shootings need to be bigger and g

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Evaluating surgeon gowning steps for optimal sterile operating room techniques

For surgeons getting ready to enter the operating room (OR), the chances of contamination may be lower if they put their gowns on by themselves — without the assistance of a surgical technician, according to an experimental study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Do you really want to know what's in your baby's genome?

Health It's unclear how much information is helpful, and how much is hurtful. In the age of readily available genetic testing, there are a lot of questions about how—or if—an in-depth test might help or hurt the health of a baby…

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Photos of the Week: Space Snowman, Chilean Puma, Frozen Beak

A wild encounter in Scotland, a lunar landing made by China, the 116th Congress begins in the U.S., Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is sworn in, New Year celebrations in Australia, surfing in Hawaii, snow on the Grand Canyon, ice castles in Utah, and much more

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Mammoth DNA found in Cambodia market items

Scientists tackling the illegal trade in elephant ivory got more than they bargained for when they found woolly mammoth DNA in trinkets on sale in Cambodia, they revealed Friday.

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Tiny satellites could be 'guide stars' for huge next-generation telescopes

Researchers design CubeSats with lasers to provide steady reference light for telescopes investigating distant planets.

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Computers can be a real pain in the neck

Many people slouch or strain their necks while working at the computer. A new study shows how jutting the head forward to read more closely compresses the neck and leads to neck and shoulder problems.

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Where will the world's next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from?

Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created a global flavivirus hotspot map from their findings.

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Genetic testing does not cause undue worry for breast cancer patients

As genetic testing for breast cancer has become more complex, evaluating a panel of multiple genes, it introduces more uncertainty about the results. But a new study finds that newer, more extensive tests are not causing patients to worry more about their cancer risk.

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