Search Posts

nyheder2019januar12



Phys.org
3 *** 150
Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics
A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:26:31 GMT


The Guardian
2 *** 3000
Easter Island statues: mystery behind their location revealed
Location of statues was based on nearby fresh water and other resources, says US study The huge stone figures of Easter Island have beguiled explorers, researchers and the wider world for centuries, but now experts say they have cracked one of the biggest mysteries: why the statues are where they are. Researchers say they have analysed the locations of the megalithic platforms, or ahu , on which
Published: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:17:05 GMT


Wired
2 *** 550
MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder
Even juicy divorce speculation represents a chance to acknowledge how myriad factors—and people—contribute to the success of a company like Amazon.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:53:47 GMT


New York Times
*** 3000
Lab Severs Ties With James Watson, Citing ‘Unsubstantiated and Reckless’ Remarks
In a recent documentary, the geneticist doubled down on comments he made a decade ago, then apologized for, regarding race, genetics and intelligence.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:51:42 GMT


The Atlantic
*** 1000
Why Hasn’t Trump Folded?
Saturday marks the 22nd day of the government shutdown, the longest closure in American history. And with neither Democrats nor the White House budging from their positions, and the president threatening to keep the government closed for months or years, there’s no end in sight. Which is all the more remarkable in light of how the shutdown began—or rather how it almost didn’t. As the nation appro
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:00:13 GMT


New York Times
*** 450
Memorial Sloan Kettering Curbs Executives’ Ties to Industry After Conflict-of-Interest Scandals
The cancer center will now bar top officials from sitting on outside boards of for-profit companies, and is conducting a wide-scale review of other policies.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:28:14 GMT


The Atlantic
*** 350
Jamal Khashoggi and the Decline of ‘America’s Moral Voice’
T he touching memorial at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday for the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was marred only by the undercurrent of inaction it implied. With each speech, more than a dozen members of Congress heaped deservedly kind words upon Khashoggi, praised the enduring tenets of press freedom, condemned efforts to stymie voices like Khashoggi’s, and demanded that Congress act. In
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:31:46 GMT


BBC News
*** 250
Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89
The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject – a Fields Medal.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:38:02 GMT


BBC News
*** 250
Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'
Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:17:12 GMT


The Atlantic
*** 250
Jeremy Kappell Made a Mistake
Last week, the Rochester TV weatherman Jeremy Kappell accidentally referred to the legendary civil-rights leader as “Martin Luther Coon.” At first, neither he nor those present on the set thought of it as anything but a passing flub, especially given that Kappell immediately corrected himself and said “King.” However, in the wake of a gradual Twitter uproar and other complaints, Kappell was dismi
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:00:14 GMT


The Atlantic
*** 250
Here’s How Jair Bolsonaro Wants to Transform Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO —If you’re shocked by the transformations that Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new president, is planning for his country, you haven’t been paying attention. Riding in on a wave of frustration with more than a decade of left-wing leadership, Bolsonaro has promised to bring dramatic change to Brazil, change intended to make leftists squirm. And if his first two weeks in office tell us anyt
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:00:15 GMT


Science
*** 150
Here’s how the record-breaking government shutdown is disrupting science
The partial government shutdown is taking many U.S. scientists out of commission and putting up hurdles to their research.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:05 GMT


New Scientist
*** 150
Ovarian cancer AI can tell how aggressive a woman’s tumour is
Artificial intelligence can determine how dangerous an ovarian cancer is by analysing the shape of the tumour cells
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:01:04 GMT


Popular Science
*** 150
The best new gadgets and tech from CES 2019
Gadgets All the best gadgets with none of the walking. The best new gadgets that may or may not show up this year.
Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:38:11 GMT


The Guardian
*** 150
Colliding galaxies and 'Goldilocks' planets: the revolution in astronomy
Cosmologist Jo Dunkley on the most mind-bending recent discoveries, as astronomers use powerful new telescopes to explore nature’s weirdest stars, ‘dark energy’ and the origins of gold Astronomy is in the middle of a data revolution, a time of enormous discovery. Humans have been looking up at the stars for thousands of years, but modern telescopes and computers are rapidly accelerating our under
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:01:05 GMT


Wired
*** 98
'Doctor Who' Is Reaching a Whole New Audience
The BBC series recently completed its first season with Jodie Whittaker as the titular Doctor—a welcome addition to the franchise.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:00:00 GMT


Wired
*** 80
The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why
The agency has charged wireless chip maker Qualcomm with imposing a "tax" on the makers of smartphones like Apple and Samsung.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT


NPR
*** 74
SpaceX To Lay Off 10 Percent Of Its Workforce
A spokesman said the reduction would not be necessary except for "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead." (Image credit: Matt Hartman/AP)
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 01:06:04 GMT


New Scientist
*** 64
Bacteria live in China’s thick smogs and may be making it even worse
When air pollution is thick, bacteria proliferate and form microscopic particles in the air that may be exacerbating city smogs in China
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:00:16 GMT


The Atlantic
*** 61
The Fellowship of the Ring Finders
A man takes off his baseball glove in Central Park. His wedding ring slips off undetected and disappears into the grass. Hours pass before he notices that it’s missing. A woman reacts in a fit of anger, tossing her engagement ring into the ocean. As it hits the water, pangs of regret settle in. A tourist visiting Canada removes five sentimental rings to sanitize her hands while in a rental car. L
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:17 GMT


The Guardian
*** 55
Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX cuts one tenth of workforce
Company cites ‘extraordinarily difficult times ahead’ behind decision to slash about 600 employees Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10% of the company’s more than 6,000 employees. The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead”. Continue reading…
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:49:59 GMT


Wired
*** 40
A Flying Tesla? Sure! We Calculate the Power Demands
Elon says he'd use SpaceX propulsion tech to make a Roadster take flight, and we have thoughts.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT


Wired
*** 38
9 Best CES 2019 Devices You Can Buy Right Now: Suunto, Lenovo, Razer, and More
Has CES whet your appetite for gadgets? From Withings watches to Xbox keyboards, here are our favorite weekend picks.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT


The Atlantic
*** 37
True Detective Tries to Reclaim Its Original Glory
When True Detective arrived on television in 2014, it somehow felt both seismic and familiar. The HBO series was the oldest kind of small-screen story—a cop show following one mysterious case—given a crisp, cinematic form. Yes, there were otherworldly embellishments woven into the tale of the detectives Rust Cohle (played by Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) on the trail of a
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:35:47 GMT


Viden
*** 36
Populær medicin øger risikoen for at få børn med ADHD
Valproat, der bruges til at forebygge migræne og behandle epilepsi, øger risikoen for at få et barn med autisme eller ADHD.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 06:01:00 GMT


New York Times
*** 34
California Adds Its Clout to States Battling High Drug Prices
Under a new governor, it’s hoping to use its status as the most populous state as leverage when it negotiates with drug makers.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:54:54 GMT


Wired
*** 34
Gadget Lab Podcast: Robots, Smart Health, and Security Fails at CES
WIRED’s Gadget Lab team kicks off the new year with a wrap-up of the year’s biggest electronics show. Plus, an interview with Reddit’s Jen Wong.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 07:41:00 GMT


The Guardian
*** 24
Everyone is biased, including you: the play designed by neuroscientists
We all cling to beliefs despite the evidence. Immersive theatre experience The Justice Syndicate aims to show why “It’s her word against his,” says a middle-aged male juror in thick-rimmed glasses. “Someone of his experience wouldn’t do something so risky.” A woman to my right says the defendant is probably guilty, but maybe not beyond reasonable doubt. “But why would she lie?” asks another femal
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:00:05 GMT


New York Times
*** 23
Q&A: Clean, Abundant Energy: Fusion Dreams Never End
In theory, hydrogen fusion may power the future. But there are substantial scientific hurdles yet to overcome.
Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:50:44 GMT


Wired
*** 23
Space Photos of the Week: The Life and Death of Stars
It’s gases to gases, dust to dust in cold, dark space. Also, Jupiter has rings.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT


Wired
*** 23
Why Seattle Built—Then Buried—a Key Part of Its New Tunnel
As the city gets ready to open the long-awaited SR 99 tunnel, it exhumes a crucial ramp it intentionally buried in 2013.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT


The Atlantic
*** 21
The Atlantic Daily: A Presidential Contender Makes Her Case
What We’re Following Kamala Harris makes the case for a 2020 run. Since arriving in the Senate two years ago, Harris has become a political superstar, earning a reputation for her tense grilling of Trump-administration officials. Her new book looks to be a setup for a looming presidential campaign , but “instead of weaving a political vision into the biography of its author, it assembles itself r
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:04:24 GMT


Live Science
Why Physicists Are Hunting the Strangest of the Ghost Particles
These tiny subatomic particles, showering down from the depths of space, continue to surprise (and annoy) physicists chasing them.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:33:00 GMT


Big Think
Why ‘mom guilt’ is an unreasonable term
America's poor family leave policies for new parents are the reason why 'mom guilt' is universal – but that guilt is unreasonable, says Smith Brody. 'Dad guilt' is not a term, but men should also be part of this conversation. For every month of parental leave that a father takes, the mom's lifetime earnings increase by 7%. Studies prove fathers who take parental leave ultimately have better relat
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:00:10 GMT


ScienceDaily
VISTA checkpoint implicated in pancreatic cancer immunotherapy resistance
Researchers have identified a new potential immunotherapy target in pancreatic cancer, which so far has been notoriously resistant to treatment with immune checkpoint blockade drugs effective against a variety of other cancers.
Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:28:39 GMT


Viden
Vild med salsa? Forskere vil udvikle tomater med chilismag
Chili-tomaterne skal bruges til produktion af blandt andet peberspray og bedøvelsesmiddel. Biologisk interessant slægtsskab, siger forsker.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:33:00 GMT


Ingeniøren
Ugens debat: Kollektivt over Kattegat-bro uden tog?
Rådgiverfirmaet Rambøll har for Transportministeriet udfærdiget et katalog over ideer til, hvordan en kommende Kattegat-bro kan levere kollektiv transport, også uden togskinner. Kataloget fik ing.dk’s læsere på banen, og ikke mange var begejstrede for ideerne.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:00:05 GMT


Big Think
The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future
Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire. More than half of the world's population now lives in cities . Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot , and a world population heading for more than 11 billion , this way of living is neither fair nor sustainable. To live within ou
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:25:49 GMT


MIT Technology
The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending January 12, 2019)
This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT


Viden
Sygt forhold til slankekure: 'Jeg vekslede mellem en størrelse 36 og 44'
Suzy Wengel har droppet slankekurene og lyttet til videnskaben. For kure er meningsløse, siger fedmeforsker.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:11:00 GMT


The Atlantic
Shutdown Notebook: Decline and Fall
A current member of the U.S. Foreign Service, originally from a non-coastal ag-economy town like those that my wife, Deb, and I have been writing about , describes how the abstraction of “the shutdown” feels to him and his colleagues. I could set it up further or highlight its implications, but instead I’ll just say, Please read and think about his account: For the first time in my 20+ years as a
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:49:56 GMT


Live Science
See Far Side of the Moon in Amazing Panorama from China's Chang'e 4 Lander
China made history earlier this month with the first successful soft landing on the far side of the moon — and now, the mission has sent back an incredible panorama view of its work site.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:49:00 GMT


Wired
Ring Security Cam Snooping, Location Tracking, and More Security News This Week
A German hack confession, unencrypted government sites, and more security news this week.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:40:24 GMT


Discovery
Rick's Quick Fix Pays Off | Gold Rush
With his trommel punch plate holes way too big, Rick comes up with a fix that even impresses washplant expert Freddy Dodge. 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
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:15:01 GMT


ScienceDaily
'Realistic' new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking
A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics. It also accurately accounts for the known amounts of gas released during the process.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:25:58 GMT


Ingeniøren
Overblik: Togulykken, der fik alle til at tale om kongetapper
PLUS. Var der et lille hørbart klik, som når du låser din cykelhjelm om morgenen? Det spørgsmål stiller alle sig efter den tragiske togulykke på Storebæltsbroen.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:00:06 GMT


Ingeniøren
Nyt industrikvarter anlægges på havbunden i Avedøre
For at imødekomme den voldsomme efterspørgsel på velbeliggende industrigrunde i hovedstaden skal et 350 hektar stort areal på de lavtliggende Avedøre Holme inddæmmes og tørlægges.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:00:05 GMT


Scientific American
Monogamy May Be Written in our Genes
In animal studies, a set of 24 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition, seem to be associated with monogamy. Karen Hopkin reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:00:00 GMT


Phys.org
Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson
James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views, was stripped of several honorary titles Friday by the New York lab he once headed.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:27:24 GMT


Big Think
Joseph Goldstein – Lighten Up: mindfulness, enlightenment, and everyday life
Neuroscience's romance with meditation Puppy videos as a deep spiritual practice How the "retreat" was born None Love, money, health, great sex, peace of mind—however you define it, happiness in this world is impermanent and unreliable. But we're all invested in the illusion that we're just one career move or one Amazon purchase away from permanent bliss. To quote Darth Vader: Search your feeling
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:13 GMT


Popular Science
How to find where your favorite movies and shows are streaming
DIY Don't waste time hunting down content. Where is your favorite film available online? Don't waste time hunting it down on each individual streaming platform—here's how to find movies and shows in a snap.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:30:02 GMT


ScienceDaily
Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics
Scientists have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:25:55 GMT


Phys.org
California sea lions killed to protect migrating fish
Authorities in the western US state of Oregon have euthanized four sea lions in the last month as part of a program to protect salmon runs and steelhead trout that are at risk of going extinct.
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:31:21 GMT


Scientific American
As the Shutdown Persists, Here Are 5 Ways It Will Impact Science
A second wave of closures looms as the government funding fight barrels towards a record-breaking fourth week — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:00:00 GMT


Scientific American
A Former Java Junkie Ponders Coffee's Upside
After a science writer kicks caffeine to reduce his anxiety, a wellness expert assures him that coffee is good for you — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Published: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:00:00 GMT

 

 

 

Vil du være med til at finde de mest interessante nyheder? Send email herom til BioNyt

Se nyheder fra en tidligere dato

Tegn abonnement på

BioNyt Videnskabens Verden (www.bionyt.dk) er Danmarks ældste populærvidenskabelige tidsskrift for naturvidenskab. Det er det eneste blad af sin art i Danmark, som er helliget international forskning inden for livsvidenskaberne.

Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.


Wired
1KMacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius FounderEven juicy divorce speculation represents a chance to acknowledge how myriad factors—and people—contribute to the success of a company like Amazon.19hPhys.org200+Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibioticsA University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.10hIngeniøren23Nyt industrikvarter anlægges på havbunden i AvedøreFor at imødekomme den voldsomme efterspørgsel på velbeliggende industrigrunde i hovedstaden skal et 350 hektar stort areal på de lavtliggende Avedøre Holme inddæmmes og tørlægges.11h

LATEST

NYT > ScienceSpaceX, Elon Musk’s Rocket Company, Cuts 10 Percent of Its Work ForceThe private company, which aims to send humans to Mars, will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the companywide layoffs.nowPhys.orgControl of Russian radio telescope satellite lostRussia's space agency says its specialists are attempting to fix problems that have blocked control of an orbiting radio telescope.48minScientific American ContentThe Unknowability of the Number LineSkip Garibaldi tells us about the numbers we can never describe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com48minVidenKæmpe sø er tømt: Mennesker har forvandlet den til livsfarlig ørkenAralsøen i det centrale Asien var engang verdens fjerde største sø. I dag er den skræmmeeksemplet på, hvad der sker, når mennesker overudnytter naturen.1hBig ThinkResearchers have identified an area of the dog brain dedicated to processing human facesIf you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up after her furry companion, day after day after day. But is this unique cross-species relationship also reflected at a deeper level, in the workings of the canine brain? A recent study in Learning and Behavior suggests so, finding that highly trained dogs2hThe Atlantic500+Letters: ‘He Has Been Going to Work Every Day, Not Knowing When He Is Going to Get Paid.’We Asked Readers: Have you or others you know been impacted by the shutdown? Here’s how readers responded. We have two family members who are government employees—they are a family of four with one on the way. Not only have they been working with no pay but they also need daycare for two children. This is an abuse of power on the part of the president! The man has no empathy and no conscience. He2hWired60Ring Security Cam Snooping, Location Tracking, and More Security News This WeekA German hack confession, unencrypted government sites, and more security news this week.3h

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


CAPTCHA Image
Reload Image