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Famous freak wave recreated in laboratory mirrors Hokusai's 'Great Wave'

A team of researchers based at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have recreated for the first time the famous Draupner freak wave measured in the North Sea in 1995.

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The diversity of rural African populations extends to their microbiomes

Our microbiome, the complex community of bacteria, fungi, parasites, and other microorganisms in and on our bodies, reflects the way we live. If we own a pet, we likely share microbes with them. If we eat meat, the microbiome in our intestines may look different from that of a vegan.

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Juridisk tøven bremser hurtigere udrykning til 112-opkald

De danske alarmcentraler har siden september været klar til at implementere en ny teknologi, der viser præcis, hvor mobilopkald kommer fra. Teknologien kan spare livsvigtig tid, men Justitsministeriet har bremset den herhjemme.

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Why Did So Many Americans Trust Russian Hackers' Election Propaganda?

Investigations of Russian influence on the 2016 election have tended to focus on the role of social media. Researchers are also exploring the psychological vulnerability that hackers exploited.

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Davos elite looks to 'Globalisation 4.0' to stem climate change

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Where are the Ebola diagnostics from last time?

Where are the Ebola diagnostics from last time? Where are the Ebola diagnostics from last time?, Published online: 22 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00212-y Analysis reveals commercial tests for Ebola are too hard to come by in the current outbreak — sustain investment, urge Lieselotte Cnops, Kevin K. Ariën and colleagues.

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Medlarna har lämnat bud i hamnkonflikten

Medlarna har lämnat ett bud till Hamnarbetarförbundet och Sveriges Hamnar i den rådande hamnarbetarkonflikten. Parterna måste ta ställning till budet senast klockan 14 på tisdagen, skriver Göteborgs-Posten.

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Premier League-spelare spårlöst försvunnen efter flygresa

Cardiff-spelaren Emiliano Sala saknas efter en flygresa. Enligt AFP bekräftar fransk polis att spelaren fanns ombord på planet som försvann över Engelska kanalen natten till tisdag.

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Nybyggda lägenheter i Stockholm billigare än gamla

För första gången på många år är nybyggda lägenheter i Stockholm i genomsnitt billigare än gamla. Det visar en undersökning som bostadsannonssajten Booli gjort.

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Rød blok indkalder miljøministeren til endnu et samråd om vandmiljø

Efter at nye målinger har vist mere kvælstof i vandmiljøet, vil oppositionen have svar på, om forudsætningerne for regeringens Landbrugspakke stadig holder.

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Sista etappen inledd för att nå pojken i brunnen

Efter nio dagar hoppas räddningsteamet nå fram till pojken som ramlat ner i en brunn. Borrningen ner i berget har varit mycket svårare än väntat.

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Ulf Lundell gör comeback – åker på turné

Rocklegendaren Ulf Lundell ger sig ut på ny turné i sommar. Det meddelar han på sin hemsida.

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He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist

Investigators say He Jiankui sought "fame and fortune" with his claim to have edited baby genes.

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Skrällen Collins klar för semifinal

Danielle Collins hade redan svarat för en skräll i Australian Open när den 35-rankade amerikanskan slog ut den tyska världstvåan Angelique Kerber i fjärde omgången.

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Labour öppnar upp för ny Brexit-omröstning

Oppositionspartiet Labour öppnar nu upp för tanken på en ny folkomröstning om det brittiska medlemskapet i EU.

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Stockholmsbörsen mot strömmen

Trots en dyster stämning på världens börser är det svagt uppåt som gäller på Stockholmsbörsen. OMXS-index har efter drygt 1,5 timmes handel gått upp 0,2 procent, med Swedish Match som draglok.

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Här är favoriterna inför dagens Oscarsnomineringar

Hollywood laddar inför årets Oscarsrace. I dag klockan 14.20 svensk tid offentliggörs årets nomineringar i Los Angeles. Bland årets lågoddsare finns filmer som ”Roma”, ”A star is born”, ”Vice", ”BlackKklansman” och Golden Globe-vinnarna ”Bohemian rhapsody” och ”Green book”.

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Government and the Predictive Power of Language

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Klartecken för rysk världsmästare att tävla

Ryska höjdhoppsvärldsmästaren Marija Lasitskene finns bland 42 ryska friidrottare som fått klartecken att tävla internationellt under neutral flagg under 2019. Därmed kan hon sikta på att försvara sina två VM-guld, från 2015 och 2017, vid VM i Doha i september-oktober.

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Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. say they are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns …

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Tenure denial, and how early-career researchers can survive it

Tenure denial, and how early-career researchers can survive it Tenure denial, and how early-career researchers can survive it, Published online: 22 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00219-5 Scientists with first-hand experience of rejection offer their advice.

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Transportstyrelsen stoppar Stockholms trafikbeslut

Trafikkontorets felaktiga beslut gäller inte bara p-avgifter. Tio av tolv överklagade trafikföreskrifter från Stockholms stad förra året upphävdes av Transportstyrelsen. – De har inte motiverat och utrett trafikreglerna tillräckligt, säger Lars Hammar, utredare på Transportstyrelsen.

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Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. say they are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming.

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Vad vet du om handbolls-VM?

Handbolls-VM pågår just nu i Danmark och Tyskland. Testa dina kunskaper om mästerskapet i DN:s quiz.

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Easyjet vinstvarnar efter sjunkande biljettpriser

Ryanair och Norwegians brittiska konkurrent Easyjet vinstvarnar. Sjunkande biljettpriser gör att vinsten per passagerarsäte faller med 5-10 procent under sexmånadersperioden som slutar i mars i år, skriver lågprisflygbolaget i ett pressmeddelande.

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Frankrike och Tyskland knyter närmare band

Frankrikes och Tysklands samarbete ska stärkas ytterligare. I ett symboliskt laddat möte i tyska Aachen ska Emmanuel Macron och Angela Merkel underteckna ett 16-sidigt avtal om allt från säkerhetsfrågor till skattepolitik.

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Easyjet vinstvarnar efter sjunkande biljettpriser

Ryanair och Norwegians brittiska konkurrent Easyjet vinstvarnar. Sjunkande biljettpriser gör att vinsten per passagerarsäte faller med 5-10 procent under sexmånadersperioden som slutar i mars i år, skriver lågprisflygbolaget i ett pressmeddelande.

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Kina: Ännu en kvinna gravid med genmanipulerat barn

Ytterligare en kvinna har blivit gravid i den kinesiska forskaren He Jiankuis experiment att skapa världens första genmodifierade spädbarn, bekräftar kinesiska myndigheter.

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Pressat jobb kopplat till viktuppgång hos kvinnor

Höga krav på jobbet tycks öka kvinnors risk att gå upp i vikt, enligt en studie från Sahlgrenska akademin vid Göteborgs universitet och Umeå universitet. Sambandet syns oavsett om kvinnorna är högutbildade eller inte, medan det inte gäller för män.

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Stiesdal præsenterer dansk bud på kulstofnegativt flybrændstof

PLUS. Efter vindmøller og energi­lagring har opfinder og vindkraftveteran Henrik Sties­dal udtænkt et klimavenligt flybrændstof.

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EasyJet takes £15m hit from London airport drone chaos

British no-frills airline EasyJet on Tuesday said closure of London's Gatwick Airport before Christmas caused by reported sightings of drones had cost the group £15 million ($19.2 million, 17 million euros).

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Erik Karlsson skadad: ”Vi behöver honom”

För andra matchen i rad saknades stjärnbacken Erik Karlsson. Då åkte San Jose på sin tredje raka förlust i NHL-ishockeyn då Florida vann med 6–2.

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Digital Biosensing by Foundry-Fabricated Graphene Sensors

Digital Biosensing by Foundry-Fabricated Graphene Sensors Digital Biosensing by Foundry-Fabricated Graphene Sensors, Published online: 22 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-38700-w Digital Biosensing by Foundry-Fabricated Graphene Sensors

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Man häktad för bankrån i Åtvidaberg

En 28-årig man har häktats misstänkt för att ha deltagit i ett bankrån i Åtvidaberg i oktober förra året, rapporterar Corren. Linköpings tingsrätt häktade honom som på sannolika skäl misstänkt för grovt rån.

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Tillväxtproblem sänker oljepriset

Världsmarknadspriset på råolja sjunker med omkring 1 procent. Tecken på en global ekonomisk inbromsning får många att räkna med minskad efterfrågan på bränsle framöver.

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Just How Addictive Are Opioids?

There is an opioid epidemic, with increasing overdose deaths from both prescription drugs and illegal drugs. Just how addictive are opioids? It appears they are safe when used appropriately, but there is a high risk of abuse, and they are deadly when misused, especially OxyContin.

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Tsitsipas klar för semi: Känns som en saga

Greken Stefanos Tsitsipas fortsätter att briljera i Australian Open-tennisen. I kvartsfinalen slog han ut spanjoren Roberto Bautista Agut efter 7–5, 4–6, 6–4 och 7–6. – Det känns nästan som en saga, säger 20-åringen.

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Protester i Caracas efter soldatrevolt

Oppositionsanhängare i Venezuela har blockerat vägar och satt upp barrikader på flera platser i östra och centrala Caracas, några timmar efter det att en grupp militärer försökt revoltera mot president Nicolás Maduros regering.

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Säsongens kallaste natt: Minus 35 grader

Vinterkylan har tagit norra Sverige i besittning och den gångna natten uppmättes säsongens hittills lägsta temperatur, minus 35,6 grader i Geilas i södra Lapplandsfjällen.

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Vill bygga vid stranden trots regeringens nej

Två gånger har regeringen sagt nej till dispens från strandskyddet vid Väsjön i Sollentuna. Nu tar kommunen upp frågan igen. – Den nya strandkanten med kajer runt halva sjön blir förfärlig, säger Herbert Henkel från Naturskyddsföreningen.

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Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life

Increasing ship traffic, sonar and seismic air gun blasts now planned for offshore drilling may be disrupting migration, reproduction and even the chatter of the seas’ creatures.

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ScienceTake: How Ants Sniff Out the Right Path

They may seem like automatons, but ants are surprisingly sophisticated in their navigational strategies.

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How Ants Get a Taste for the Trail

Ants use their antennas to sniff out food, and other ants. It’s how they make sense of the world. But how exactly do they use them?

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Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs

Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down.

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Vad vet du om vinvärlden 2019?

På tisdagen, den 22 januari, är det vinets dag. Vad vet du om det som är på gång i vinvärlden 2019? Testa dina kunskaper i DN:s kluriga vinquiz, signerat Alf Tumble.

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Azealia Banks och Grimes kallade inför rätta i Elon Musk-stämning

De båda artisterna har delgivits och instruerats att spara bevis i samband med Tesla-chefens tweet om privatisering.

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'

Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.

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World to miss 2020 climate 'turning point': analysis

The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday.

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Possible Oahu populations offer new hope for Hawaiian seabirds

The two seabird species unique to Hawaii, Newell's Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels, are the focus of major conservation efforts—at risk from habitat degradation, invasive predators, and other threats, their populations plummeted 94% and 78% respectively between 1993 and 2013. However, a new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications offers hope of previously undetected colonies of these bir

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Lind bemöter kritiken om Kaplan-uttalandet

Kulturminister Amanda Lind (MP) blev omedelbart på måndagen kritiserad för sin hyllning av partikamraten och tidigare bostadsminister Mehmet Kaplan. ”Han är en del av vår historia”, förklarar hon för TV4 Nyhetsmorgon på tisdagen.

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Sociologist sees environmental support slip under democratic presidents

Erik Johnson has what looks like a surefire way to hurt support for spending to protect the environment: Elect a Democratic president.

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Possible Oahu populations offer new hope for Hawaiian seabirds

The two seabird species unique to Hawaii, Newell's Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels, are the focus of major conservation efforts—at risk from habitat degradation, invasive predators, and other threats, their populations plummeted 94% and 78% respectively between 1993 and 2013. However, a new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications offers hope of previously undetected colonies of these bir

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Flera falsklarm i spänt Nordirland

De tre säkerhetslarmen i Londonderry (Derry) i Nordirland under måndagen var falsklarm, meddelar polisen i Nordirland.

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Rising temperatures may safeguard crop nutrition as climate changes

Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. A new study in Plant Journal from the University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center suggests that this is an incomplete picture of the complex environmental interactions that will affect crops

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Trump dubbelt nominerad som sämsta skådespelare

Inför årets utdelning av utmärkelsen Razzie för sämsta filmer och skådespelare är amerikanska presidenten nominerad två gånger om: för filmerna ”Fahrenheit 11/9” och ”Death of a nation”.

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Stora skador efter explosion vid hus

Vid fyratiden natten mot tisdagen fick polisen larm om en explosion vid ett hus i Värnamo. De som bor i huset slog larm och ingen person ska ha kommit till skada. Enligt Sveriges radio P4 Jönköping har ytterdörren till huset sprängts bort.

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AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong

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Frankrigs datatilsyn giver Google GDPR-bøde på 50 millioner euro

Det franske datatilsyn vurderer i en ny afgørelse, at Google ikke har juridisk basis for at udnytte sine brugeres data til målrettede reklamer.

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Nisse: Ju fler desto trassligare

Kåseri. Två olika par glasögon på soffbordet är minst ett par för mycket.

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Only empathy can break the cycle of violence in Israel-Palestine | Simon Baron-Cohen

I’ve spent my career studying empathy. It’s a vital first step in conflicts where both sides have dehumanised each other Empathy is all about imagining other minds, appreciating that different people have different perspectives, and responding to their thoughts and feelings with an appropriate emotion. After a career studying autism and the nature of empathy, I see empathy as one of our most valu

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Is the Cure for Superbugs Hiding Deep Under the Earth?

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Ivo utreder kritiserade nätläkare

Att söka vård hos nätläkare blev alltmer populärt bland svenskarna under 2018. Men utvecklingen kan innebära risker, ett faktum som har fått Inspektionen för vård och omsorg (Ivo) att inleda en nationell tillsyn av både nätläkare och andra digitala vårdtjänster, rapporterar Sveriges Radio Ekot.

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Seger efterlyser bättre offensiv: ”Måste bli mer kliniska”

Försvaret sitter. Nu handlar månaderna fram till fotbolls-VM om offensiven. På tisdagen inleder Sverige mästerskapsåret 2019 borta mot Sydafrika. – Vi måste bli mer kliniska i våra avslut, säger landslagskaptenen Caroline Seger.

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Beslut i mars – VAR även i damernas VM?

Det var sommarens stora snackis i herrarnas fotbolls-VM. Nu kan videodomarsystemet VAR bli aktuellt också i damernas VM. Rätt, tycker Sveriges lagkapten Caroline Seger: – I ett VM tycker jag att vi definitivt ska ha med det.

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Indisk fiskebåt med migranter försvunnen

En fiskebåt som misstänks ha mellan 100 och 200 migranter ombord från Delhi och delstaten Tamil Nadu i Indien har försvunnit. Enligt indisk polis kan den vara på väg till Nya Zeeland.

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WSU sociologist sees environmental support slip under democratic presidents

Erik Johnson has what looks like a surefire way to hurt support for spending to protect the environment: Elect a Democratic president.

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Rising temperatures may safeguard crop nutrition as climate changes

Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. A new study in Plant Journal suggests that this is an incomplete picture of the complex environmental interactions that will affect crops in the future — and rising temperatures may actually benefit nutrition but at the expense of lower yields.

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Payments to physicians may increase opioid prescribing

US doctors who receive direct payments from opioid manufacturers tend to prescribe more opioids than doctors who receive no such payments, according to new research published by Addiction.

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Widely available food in US workplaces: Perk or hazard?

Nearly a quarter of employed adults obtain foods and beverages at work at least once a week, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Foods obtained at work are often high in calories, refined grains, added sugars, and sodium.

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Possible Oahu populations offer new hope for Hawaiian seabirds

The two seabird species unique to Hawaii, Newell's shearwaters and Hawaiian petrels, are the focus of major conservation efforts — at risk from habitat degradation, invasive predators, and other threats, their populations plummeted 94 percent and 78 percent respectively between 1993 and 2013. However, a new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications offers hope of previously undetected colo

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”Vilket engelskt parti exploderar först?”

Andrew Brown ser de traditionella partier digna under tyngden av Europapolitiken.

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”Det är dags att vi slutar prata om skärmtid”

Psykologens råd: Så får du en sund relation till din mobil.

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Dansk stjärna inför VM-matchen: ”Vi gör ett avtal – Norge bort”

Danmark kan förlora mot Sverige med tre mål och ändå gå till en VM-semifinal. – Vi kan göra ett avtal här. Norge hem, Sverige vidare, säger Danmarks stora mittsexa Henrik Möllgaard och skrattar.

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Viktor Arvidsson fortsätter målfesten i Nashville

Viktor Arvidsson gjorde sitt 19:e mål för säsongen när hans Nashville mötte Colorado på bortaplan. Nashville vann NHL-matchen med 4–1.

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Internationellt efterlyst gripen utanför Växjö

En internationellt efterlyst kvinna har gripits utanför Växjö. Polisen vill inte uppge vad hon är efterlyst för, men uppger att ärendet hör till polisen i Norge, skriver Smålandsposten.

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Kirgizistans president kan tvingas bära hatt

Den har redan sin egen årliga högtidsdag, Kirgizistans traditionella toppiga filthatt Ak-kalpak. Nu är dessutom landet på väg att införa lagstiftning som tvingar presidenten att bära hatten under resor utomlands.

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What Can Brain Imaging Tell Us About Violent Extremism?

Before answering that question, I'll tell you about an incredibly impressive ethnographic study and field survey. For a one year period, the investigators ( Pretus, Hamid et al., 2018 ) conducted field work within the community of young Moroccan men in Barcelona, Spain. As the authors explain, the Moroccan diaspora is an immigrant community susceptible to jihadist forms of radicalization: Spain h

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Explosion i Mexiko kan kräva 100 dödsoffer

Antalet döda i explosionen vid en läckande pipeline i Mexiko har stigit till 91, och Hidalgos guvernör Omar Fayad befarar att det slutgiltiga dödstalet sannolikt blir högre än 100.

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Body size may influence women's lifespan more than it does men's

Body size-height and weight- may influence women's lifespan far more than it does men's.

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Kidnapparna kräver lösensumma i kryptovaluta

Polisen har fått in över 800 tips, men norska miljardärshustrun Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen är fortfarande försvunnen sedan tolv veckor. Hon misstänks vara bortförd av kidnappare som kräver nio miljoner euro i kryptovaluta för att släppa henne. Fallet engagerar hela Norge och har väckt en debatt om medietystnad.

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Neurons in the human visual cortex that respond to faces

A new study identifies the neurons in the human visual cortex that selectively respond to faces. The researchers showed that the neurons in the visual cortex (in the vicinity of the Fusiform Face Area) responded much more strongly to faces than to city landscapes or objects. In an additional experiment, the neurons exhibited face-selectivity to human and animal faces that appeared within a movie.

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‘Doing All, With Nothing’: The Coast Guard During the Shutdown

The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five branches of the U.S. military—with the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps—but since 2003 it has been organizationally part of the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS budget is one of several being frozen or sequestered by the current government shutdown, which is now in its fifth week and the longest in history. Members of the Coast Guard are amon

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Inside Amazon's Seattle HQ – BBC Click

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Mosquito Birth Control May Prove More Environmentally Friendly Than Insecticides

(Inside Science) — Scientists searching for environmentally friendly ways to fight the menace of mosquitoes may want to consider a new type of pesticide, according to a new study. Mosquitoes are more than an annoyance at summer picnics — the World Health Organization has estimated the insects kill several million people each year by transmitting diseases such as malaria and yellow fever. A commo

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Why is it a good thing for robots to replace my job in the future?

I keep hearing about how more and more computers and robots are replacing jobs. How is that a good thing? I enjoy working, it gives me something to do. How will I get money? I'll more likely be fired. Robots will make humans obsolete and worthless so why do so many people want it? submitted by /u/Nighthawk1776 [link] [comments]

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New study raises hopes of eradication of malaria

After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015 — apart from in Zanzibar in East Africa, where only a fraction of the disease remains. In a new study published in BMC Medicine, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explain why this was and show that new strategies are needed to eradicate the disease. One of the problems is a change in mo

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The diversity of rural African populations extends to their microbiomes

In the largest study of its kind, a team led by University of Pennsylvania researchers investigated the gut microbiomes of people from seven ethnically diverse populations from remote areas of Botswana and Tanzania. Their findings illuminate the relative impact of lifestyle, geography, and genetics in shaping the microbiome.

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How AI will affect the future of energy and climate change

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Second woman carrying gene-edited baby, Chinese authorities confirm

Police to investigate He Jiankui after last year’s claim to have altered the DNA of twin girls A second woman became pregnant during the experiment to create the world’s first genetically edited babies, Chinese authorities have confirmed, as the researcher behind the claim faces a police investigation. He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully alte

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The diversity of rural African populations extends to their microbiomes

Our microbiome, the complex community of bacteria, fungi, parasites, and other microorganisms in and on our bodies, reflects the way we live. If we own a pet, we likely share microbes with them. If we eat meat, the microbiome in our intestines may look different from that of a vegan.

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The Atlantic Daily: Do Not Hold Video Truths to Be Self-Evident

What We’re Following Video doesn’t mean irrefutable truth , though time and again it’s offered as proof, as explanation. This weekend, controversy boiled over around a viral video of Kentucky Catholic high school students in Washington for the March for Life, appearing to mock Native Americans who’d participated in the Indigenous Peoples March. Then a second video emerged, muddling the clarity of

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Insomnia Isn't Just One Disorder, Says New Study

Find your type, improve your treatment.

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Youthful cognitive ability strongly predicts mental capacity later in life

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities.

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The Confrontation on the Mall

I am familiar with the ambiguities of video evidence—for example, through this piece I wrote from Israel more than 15 years ago, “ Who Shot Mohammed al-Dura ,” about the battle over the meaning of an inflammatory video there; or these two separate Twitter threads, first here then here , in the past few days from James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor for America magazine, about the meanings of

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SNAPSHOT: Musicians Don Motion Capture Devices to Reveal How Bands Synchronize

Musicians from a Canadian chamber music ensemble called the Gryphon Trio have been helping scientists at McMaster University in Ontario learn how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another. When a band plays, musicians often rely on nonverbal cues to synchronize their movements and play as one. So, to catch this in action, the research team fitted each musician with motion capture devices.

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'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanets May Be Born Uncomfortably Close to Their Stars

Today, astronomers have numerous extrasolar systems to study, but most look very different from our own. Determining how these solar systems — and ours — formed is challenging. New research presented at the 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Washington, on January 8 lends credence to an idea that goes against previous thoughts about planet formation, but has been gainin

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Radio Jets from the Milky Way’s Black Hole Could be Pointing Right at Earth

We’ve spent decades trying to decode our supermassive black hole, but crucial clues could’ve been in front of us all along. Using an array of 13 radio telescopes, astronomers from the Max Planck Institute were able to home in on Sagittarius A* (pronounced A-star), the region that houses the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. And once they'd cleared out the noise of scattered light that surrounds

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Polisinsatser mot fordon i Londonderry efter bilbomb

Polisen i Nordirland har under måndagen bland annat utfört en kontrollerad explosion på en lastbil som kapats av maskerade män tidigare under dagen. Åtgärden kommer efter den misstänkta bilbomb som exploderade nära en domstolsbyggnad på lördagen.

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Leaving 2-hour gap between dinner and bedtime may not affect blood glucose

Leaving a two-hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn't seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults over the long term, suggests Japanese research published in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

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Body size may influence women's lifespan more than it does men's

Body size-height and weight- may influence women's lifespan far more than it does men's, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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Specialist-led bereavement service may help curb legal action after hospital deaths

Hospital bereavement services that are led by senior doctors and nurses and the person responsible for quality and safety may help to curb patient complaints and legal action in the wake of a difficult death, suggest the results of a pilot study, carried out at one NHS hospital trust and published online in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

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Here's why you can't tickle yourself

Science Your brain knows the difference. A new study from researchers at Sweden’s Linköping University reveals that there’s more going on than suspense.

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Flygning fick avbrytas efter slagsmål

En flygning med lågprisbolaget Scoot från Gold Coast i östra Australien till Singapore fick avbrytas och flygplanet tvingades i stället att landa i Sydney.

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Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south

A warming climate shifts the distribution of the krill species eaten by whales and other predators.

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China Says Claim Of Gene-Edited Babies 'Seriously Violated' Regulations

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Associated Press reporter Marilynn Marchione about the Chinese government's investigation into He Jiankui, who claims he created the world's first gene-edited babies.

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Stop Trusting Viral Videos

I n a short , viral video shared widely since Friday, Catholic high-school students visiting Washington, D.C., from Kentucky for the March for Life appeared to confront, and mock, American Indians who had participated in the Indigenous Peoples March, taking place the same day. By Saturday, the video had been condensed into a single image: One of the students, wearing a “Make American Great Again”

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Timely referral to kidney transplant may improve survival for patients with lupus nephritis

Patients with lupus nephritis and end stage renal disease may benefit from timely kidney transplant, as transplantation was associated with a significant increase in survival in a nationwide cohort study. The main reason for the overall survival benefit was fewer deaths due to cardiovascular disease and infections. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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North Sea rocks could act as large-scale renewable energy stores

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.

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Mechanical engineers develop process to 3-D print piezoelectric materials

New printing technique and materials could be used to develop intelligent materials and self-adaptive infrastructures and transducers.

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Unexpected link found between feeding and memory brain areas

Researchers reveal an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the respective feeding and the memory centers of the brain.

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Armand Duplantis vann dubbla priser

Armand Duplantis vann inte Jerringpriset – men fick ändå med sig två riktigt fina priser från Idrottsgalan: årets manliga idrottare och årets prestation.

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Technological progress and the global sex recession – Joel Kotkin

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Misstänkt rymde i strumplästen – fortsatt på fri fot

Mannen var iförd handfängsel och badtofflor när han rymde från sin häktning på söndagseftermiddagen. Över ett dygn senare är han fortfarande på fri fot. – Han är efterlyst i hela Sverige, säger Pelle Nellberg, vakthavande befäl vid polisen.

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How our brains distinguish between self-touch and touch by others

Our brains seem to reduce sensory perception from an area of our skin when we touch it ourselves, according to a new study. The finding increases our understanding of how the brain distinguishes between being touched by another person and self-touch.

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Fossilized slime of 100-million-year-old hagfish shakes up vertebrate family tree

Paleontologists have discovered the first detailed fossil of a hagfish, the slimy, eel-like carrion feeders of the ocean. The 100-million-year-old fossil helps answer questions about when these ancient, jawless fish branched off the evolutionary tree from the lineage that gave rise to modern-day jawed vertebrates, including bony fish and humans.

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Researchers for the first time identify neurons in the human visual cortex that respond to faces

A new study identifies the neurons in the human visual cortex that selectively respond to faces. The researchers showed that the neurons in the visual cortex (in the vicinity of the Fusiform Face Area) responded much more strongly to faces than to city landscapes or objects. In an additional experiment, the neurons exhibited face-selectivity to human and animal faces that appeared within a movie.

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Protective “Cocoons” Could Block Deadly Stellar Gamma-Ray Bursts

Extinction Event Sometimes, when a gigantic star reaches the end of its life, its inner core begins to collapse and it bursts out a cataclysmically powerful beam of energy called a gamma-ray burst (GRB). Along with the accompanying supernova, they can burn more brightly than an entire galaxy — some scientists have suggested that if one hit Earth, it could cause an extinction event . But that’s no

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Fossilized slime of 100-million-year-old hagfish shakes up vertebrate family tree

Paleontologists at the University of Chicago have discovered the first detailed fossil of a hagfish, the slimy, eel-like carrion feeders of the ocean. The 100-million-year-old fossil helps answer …

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4 reasons Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for universal basic income

Despite being widely known for his leadership role in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. also played a central role in organizing the Poor People's Campaign of 1968. The campaign was one of the first to demand a guaranteed income for all poor families in America. Today, the idea of a universal basic income is increasingly popular, and King's arguments in support of the po

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Öberg och Alexandersson gör upp om Jerringpriset

Det blir inget Jerringpris till Sarah Sjöström, Björn Goop eller Johan Kristoffersson. Kampen kommer i stället att stå mellan skidskytten Hanna Öberg och orienteraren Tove Alexandersson.

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Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought — and will likely lead to faster sea level rise — thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study has found.

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Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say

With the Arctic warming rapidly, ice loss in Greenland is accelerating and may soon be a major factor in rising sea levels, according to a new study.

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Is cursive writing important to child development?

Ohio has joined many other states in reestablishing cursive in their schools' curricula. Research shows the value handwriting has for developing children's fine motor skills and a connection between words and memory. But experts seem split on whether it's a question of print vs. cursive, or cognitive fluency vs. disconnect. Cursive is set for a comeback. Last month, the Ohio State Legislature add

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Similar ideas between Buddhism and Western psychology

Modern psychologists attribute less power to the conscious self. Buddhism has significant insight on how to counter listless states of desire. Doubting the ego just might be good for the ego itself. Many Western philosophers and scientists have for some time neglected Buddhist thought. As they saw it as either pure mysticism or couldn't wrap their heads around the seemingly contradictory nature o

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Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste

Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.

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Efter Alfrida: Strömmen nu tillbaka för alla bofasta

Det har tagit nära tre veckor men nu har alla bofasta hushåll fått tillbaka strömmen efter stormen Alfridas framfart. Av de 65.000 av Vattenfalls kunder som förlorade strömmen återstår nu bara ett 50-tal sommarstugor, rapporterar SVT Nyheter.

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Janne Andersson – Sveriges bäste ledare

Fotbollslandslagets Janne Andersson tog hem kampen med skidskyttelandslagets Wolfgang Pichler. När priset till Årets ledare delades ut på idrottsgalan var det Janne Andersson som fick ta emot priset som delades ut av den 15-åriga klimataktivisten Greta Thunberg.

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New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers today announced a major breakthrough in penetrating the cells inside tumors and flipping on a switch that tells them to start fighting.

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How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star?

A new method to measure the temperature of atoms during the explosive death of a star will help scientists understand the shock wave that occurs as a result of this supernova explosion. An international team of researchers, including a Penn State scientist, combined observations of a nearby supernova remnant—the structure remaining after a star's explosion—with simulations in order to measure the

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The Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting at Astonishing Rate

Southwest Greenland might be a future threat to ocean-level rise

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Så går Sverige vidare – trots förlusten

Herning. Sverige har fortfarande chansen att ta sig till en VM-semifinal. Men då måste man slå storfavoriten Danmark med tre mål inför 15 000 hängivna supportrar. – Det är jättestor utmaning och det är inte så mycket att snacka om, säger veteranen Kim Andersson.

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China Plans “Punishment” for Officials Who Miss Pollution Goals

Crime and Punishment A government official in China said on Monday that the country i s planning new punishments for local officials who don’t meet goals to decrease air pollution, according to Reuters — the latest sign that the country is serious about improving its environmental track record. “For those who failed to meet the targets, we will hold them accountable publicly and local governments

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Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress

Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to Penn State researchers. The results suggest that family history should be considered to predict or understand the health implications of stress.

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Sjöström årets kvinnliga idrottare – efter ombokat flyg

Sarah Sjöström bokade om sitt flyg för att vara med på Idrottsgalan. Hon blev belönad. Simmaren utsågs till årets kvinnliga idrottare. – Det här var inte mitt bästa år, men likväl ett väldigt bra år. Det säger något om den lägsta nivån jag nått upp i, säger hon.

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Energizing the immune system to eat cancer

Researchers say they've identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.

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100-Million-Year-Old Hagfish Complete with Slime Kit Discovered

Lingering traces of preserved hagfish goo hint at the lineage of this slimy creature.

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Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress

Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to Penn State researchers. The results suggest that family history should be considered to predict or understand the health implications of stress.

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China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work.

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China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work.

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Kommunen hotade med svält – nu är örebrofåglarna räddade

Alla fåglar i Örebro kommun riskerade att stå utan mat i vinter – efter ett beslut från kommunen. Detta fick invånarna att slåss med näbbar och klor, allt för att rädda stans alla änder och småfåglar, något som har gett resultat.

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EU countries split over copyright overhaul

Divisions between EU countries could delay or derail plans to overhaul copyright law, an ambition that has set up a battle pitting media firms against internet giants like Facebook and Google.

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Mice pass on brain benefits of enriched upbringing to offspring

Mice growing up in a basic cage maintain lifelong visual cortex plasticity if their parents were raised in an environment that promoted social interaction and physical and mental stimulation, according to a multigenerational study. The research suggests life experience may be transmitted from one generation to the next through a combination of changes in gene expression and parental caretaking beh

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New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers today announced a major breakthrough in penetrating the cells inside tumors and flipping on a switch that tells them to start fighting.

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Secret to sepsis may lie in rare cell

Scientists reveal how a rare group of white blood cells called basophils play an important role in the immune response to a bacterial infection, preventing the development of sepsis. Researchers say their findings could lead to better ways to prevent the dangerous immune response that strikes more than 30 million people worldwide every year.

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Broadband achromatic metalens focuses light regardless of polarization

Researchers have developed a polarization-insensitive metalens that can achromatically focus light across the visible spectrum without aberrations. This flat lens could be used for everything from virtual or augmented reality headsets to microscopy, lithography, sensors, and displays.

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Delaying newborn baths increases rates of breastfeeding

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new study has found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay.

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Physician-targeted marketing is associated with increase in opioid overdose deaths, study shows

New research shows that increased marketing of opioid products to physicians — from consulting fees to free meals — is associated with higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the United States.

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Targeting 'hidden pocket' for treatment of stroke and seizure

By closely examining a special neuron receptor that is involved in memory, learning, and much more, researchers have identified a hidden molecular 'pocket.' By creating chemical compounds that affect this pocket only in very specific circumstances, they are one step closer to creating ideal treatments for stroke and seizures.

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Astronomers Are Watching as a Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Disintegrates

Disintegrating Planet About 800 light years away, a massive exoplanet is having a hard time keeping itself together. And we mean that literally — K2-22b has been crumbling into pieces since before astronomers first discovered the Neptune-sized rocky planet back in 2015. Scientists have since periodically tracked K2-22b’s decay to learn more about how and why some planets disintegrate as they orbi

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Youthful cognitive ability strongly predicts mental capacity later in life

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities.

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How our brains distinguish between self-touch and touch by others

Our brains seem to reduce sensory perception from an area of our skin when we touch it ourselves, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS. The finding increases our understanding of how the brain distinguishes between being touched by another person and self-touch.

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Leaf age determines the division of labor in plant stress responses

A new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research published in the journal PNAS shows that the crosstalk between plant responses to physical and biological stresses varies between young and old leaves to enable optimal plant performance when the two kinds of stress are encountered simultaneously.

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Fossilized slime of 100-million-year-old hagfish shakes up vertebrate family tree

Paleontologists at the University of Chicago have discovered the first detailed fossil of a hagfish, the slimy, eel-like carrion feeders of the ocean. The 100-million-year-old fossil helps answer questions about when these ancient, jawless fish branched off the evolutionary tree from the lineage that gave rise to modern-day jawed vertebrates, including bony fish and humans.

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Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003, study finds

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought — and will likely lead to faster sea level rise — thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study has found.

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Tårögd Wiberg: Med passion ska man vara sårbar

Pernilla Wiberg överraskades på Idrottsgalan när hon fick Idrottsakademins hederspris. – Med passion är man väldigt sårbar, men det ska man vara. Det är viktigt både i idrotten och i kärleken, sade hon.

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Nationellt system för kollektivtrafik införs

Ett nationellt biljettsystem för all kollektivtrafik införs i Sverige om tre år, enligt den nya regeringen. – Det här är något som vi i branschen jobbat på i 20 år, säger Helena Leufstadius, vd för branschorganisationen Svensk kollektivtrafik.

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Ny analyse bekræfter: Grønlands is forsvinder med stigende hast

Afsmeltningen af indlandsisen er firedoblet fra 2003 til 2013.

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10 reasons to be optimistic in 2019

Even the optimists among us would have to admit 2018 was a challenging year. The fractured world that became the focus of our 2018 Annual Meeting a year ago came under further pressure from populist rhetoric and rising nationalist agendas. At the same time, the urgent need for coordinated global action in areas such as climate change, inequality and the impact of automation on jobs became more in

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What keeps a valuable sports team competitive?

There is a correlation between winning and revenue in Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL — but not in the NFL. A wealthy team doesn't automatically make for a successful team. Your favorite sports team might not be experiencing a 'real' championship drought. None Do sports teams with evergreen sales have longer championship slumps than teams who depend on winning to sell the brand? From

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Bringing Individual Potential to a Team Opportunity

The Broadcom MASTERS competition gives middle schoolers a chance to step out from behind their science fair posters and up to a series of hands-on challenges as part of a team — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Scientist behind CRISPR twins sharply criticized in government probe, loses job

He Jiankui hid his work and used false blood tests, preliminary report says

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Early prediction of Alzheimer's progression: Blood protein

Scientists have shown that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression of Alzheimer's long before first clinical signs appear. This blood marker offers new possibilities for testing therapies.

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Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, causing sea levels to rise Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has found. Enormous glaciers in Greenland are depositing ever larger chunks o

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'Like finding a sneeze': fossil identified as 100m-year-old hagfish

Discovery of slimy sea creature could help settle row over early evolution of vertebrates The fossilised remains of a foot-long slimy sea creature dating from 100m years ago suggest that the last common ancestor of all vertebrates looked less like a squishy eel and more typically “fish-like”, researchers claim. They say the fossil, unearthed around eight years ago in Lebanon, is an early hagfish,

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Tesla Can Finally Begin Model 3 Deliveries in Europe

Left-Hand Drive The Model 3 is headed to Europe. On Monday, Reuters confirmed that the Netherlands Vehicles Authority (RDW), a governing body responsible for clearing vehicles for use on European roads, had approved Tesla’s request to begin delivering its Model 3 vehicles to European buyers — putting Tesla one step closer to its goal of getting its vehicles into all available markets. Shipping Ou

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For Women Job Seekers, Networking Like a Man Isn't Enough

A new study finds that male and female job seekers need different kinds of peer networks to get ahead.

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Leaf age determines the division of labor in plant stress responses

A new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research published in the journal PNAS shows that the crosstalk between plant responses to physical and biological stresses varies between young and old leaves to enable optimal plant performance when the two kinds of stress are encountered simultaneously.

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Myndighet vill se nytt sätt att skicka paket efter Icahandlarnas e-handelslarm

Postnord måste hitta nya lösningar för paketleverans i storstäderna, menar Post- och telestyrelsen (PTS). Fler ombud och utlämningsställen kommer inte räcka. – Det finns en hel del frågetecken kvar att reda ut, säger Olof Bjurö, myndighetens postchef.

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Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003, study finds

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study has found.

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Fossilized slime of 100-million-year-old hagfish shakes up vertebrate family tree

Paleontologists at the University of Chicago have discovered the first detailed fossil of a hagfish, the slimy, eel-like carrion feeders of the ocean. The 100-million-year-old fossil helps answer questions about when these ancient, jawless fish branched off the evolutionary tree from the lineage that gave rise to modern-day jawed vertebrates, including bony fish and humans.

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Leaf age determines the division of labor in plant stress responses

A new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research published in the journal PNAS shows that the crosstalk between plant responses to physical and biological stresses varies between young and old leaves to enable optimal plant performance when the two kinds of stress are encountered simultaneously.

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New 'architecture' discovered in corn

New research on the United States' most economically important agricultural plant — corn — has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol.

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15 surprising life lessons from a highly successful 80-year-old

Blackstone's Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Private Wealth Solutions Group, gave a speech laying out the wisdom he learned during his 80 years. Here are 15 of Wien's best life lessons, which teach us about improving our productivity, sleep , burnout avoidance, and everything in between. 1. "Concentrate on finding a big idea that will make an impact on the people you want to influence. The Ten Surpr

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On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk — even if you don't have an account, study finds

New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. Scientists demonstrated that a person's identity and actions can be predicted from their friend's posts and writings online.

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Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis

In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists analyzed the genomes of over 77,000 people with osteoarthritis. Their findings revealed new genes and biological pathways linked to osteoarthritis, which could help identify st

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Shedding light on spinal cord injuries

A natural immune system response may be responsible for inflicting additional harm in the weeks and months after a spinal injury.

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Some pregnant women don't believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus

Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review.

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Ecological benefits of part-night lighting revealed

Study shows there is no difference in pollination success between part-night lighting and full darkness, highlighting the ecological benefit of switching off our street lights even for short periods in the night.

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New 'architecture' discovered in corn

New research on the United States' most economically important agricultural plant — corn — has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol.

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How staying in shape is vital for reproductive success

Cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division, scientists have found. The research reveals a fundamental biological basis for scaling, where cells maintain their proportions as they grow or shrink. This principle is seen throughout life, from single cells through to complex organisms, but its biological origins have remained a mystery.

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'Ancient' Stone Circle Actually Built in 1990s by Scottish Farmer

A stone circle in northeast Scotland that archaeologists thought was built thousands of years ago has turned out to be just a few decades old.

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Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies

A recent study has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and to a much lower extent in men. In the study, the researchers measured how fat was distributed in nearly 360,000 voluntary participants.

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How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?

For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint.

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Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors.

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A Guy Trained on Video Games Just Beat a Formula 1 Driver on a Real Track

Shocking Victory Video games and simulators are getting pretty realistic — a video game pro beat a former Formula 1 driver in a race this weekend, without decades of real-world racing experience. In a shocking victory that left commentators speechless , 23-year-old Enzo Bonito beat Lucas di Grassi, a Formula E and ex-Formula 1 driver on a winding race track in Mexico on Jan. 19. Why does it matte

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Alla vinnare på Idrottsgalan 2019

Här är alla nominerade på Idrottsgalan 2019. Vinnarna i varje kategori presenteras löpande under kvällen. Första pristagare blev herrstafettlaget, skidskytte som utsågs till Årets lag för OS-guldet i Pyeongchang.

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Why avoiding logical fallacies is an everyday superpower

Many an otherwise-worthwhile argument has been derailed by logical fallacies. Sometimes these fallacies are deliberate tricks, and sometimes just bad reasoning. Avoiding these traps makes disgreeing so much better. Logical-fallacy traps are all around us, and we get caught in them all the time. They trap us during discussions — okay, arguments — and make our heads want to burst. Sometimes we get

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Photos: Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Stuns Viewers

Check out these amazing shots of the best total lunar eclipse for years.

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David Attenborough tells Davos: ‘The Garden of Eden is no more’

Human activity has created a new era yet climate change can be stopped, says naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned that “the Garden of Eden is no more”, as he urged political and business leaders from around the world to make a renewed push to tackle climate change before the damage is irreparable. Speaking at the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, the 92-year-o

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Cloudless, Methane Rain Falls on Titan's North Pole

NASA’s Cassini orbiter captured the north pole on Saturn’s largest moon looking like a wet sidewalk after a bit of rain. This rainfall, which scientists take to signify a change in season on the moon, brought summer to Titan’s northern hemisphere earlier than scientists had predicted. This is the first time summer rainfall has ever been seen on the moon. But strangely, the rain came without any cl

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Astronomers May Have Finally Connected Supernovae and Gamma Ray Bursts

The link between gamma ray bursts (GRBs) and supernovae has been a confusing one. GRBs are highly energetic jets that blast from massive star explosions, but not all powerful supernovae produce them. Their sporadic nature has puzzled scientists for decades, but now, they might finally have some answers. During a recent study of a distant GRB, researchers saw a “cocoon” of energy surrounding it. Th

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Inget Jerringpris för Tre Kronor

Lag har ofta svårt att vinna Jerringpriset. Det fick vi ett nytt bevis för när tv-sändningen från måndagskvällens Idrottsgala inleddes. Då kom beskedet att Tre Kronor och Henrik Harlut inte är kvar bland de sex sista som gör upp om priset.

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Kvinna död i olycka utanför Katrineholm

En kvinna i 70-årsåldern har omkommit i en olycka mellan en lastbil och en personbil på riksväg 55 utanför Katrineholm. En jämnårig man skadades allvarligt i olyckan. Båda färdades i personbilen.

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North Sea rocks could act as large-scale renewable energy stores

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.

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How Does Wildlife Survive Winter's Freezing Temperatures?

Anyone who’s walked their dog when temperatures are frigid knows that canines will shiver and favor a cold paw – which partly explains the boom in the pet clothing industry. But chipmunks and cardinals don’t get fashionable coats or booties. In fact, wildlife can succumb to frostbite and hypothermia, just like people and pets. In the northern United States, the unfurred tails of opossums are a com

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Crowdfunding hjälper drabbade av nedstängd statsapparat

Fler än 1.500 insamlingskampanjer har startats med syfte att stötta de över 800.000 offentligt anställda som drabbas av den historiskt långa nedstängningen av USA:s statsapparat, rapporterar Huffington Post.

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Here’s the Best-Ever Image of the Black Hole Devouring Our Galaxy

Black Hole Researchers have captured the best-ever image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, by using a new computer model to see through the haze of plasma surrounding the cosmic monster. “The galactic centre is full of matter around the black hole, which acts like frosted glass that we have to look through to see the black hole,” Max Planck Inst

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Automation could hollow out the American workforce

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Bokrecension: Rebecka Åhlund skriver nyktert om alkohol i en spritmarinerad kultur

Rebecka Åhlund drar sig inte för att förstöra festen – och tur är väl det. DN:s Lotta Olsson läser en klarsynt och skrämmande bok om ett år som nykter alkoholist.

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Kina: Försöket med de genmanipulerade tvillingarna var olagligt

Den kinesiska forskaren He Jiankui säger sig ha genomfört en genetisk manipulation av två tvillingbebisar. Experimentet slog ned som en bomb i forskarvärlden. Nu slår kinesiska myndigheter fast att det var olagligt.

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Why I wear my life on my skin

In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin. This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and objects that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans. Echols believes that all places

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Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. On DNA Testing And Finding His Own Roots

As host of the PBS series Finding Your Roots, Gates tells celebrities about their family history. He reflects on his own history and some of the more controversial aspects of DNA testing.

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Ten Stunning Photos of the Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse was visible across much of the world last night, bathing the moon in a reddish glow

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Koreasamtalen i Sverige över: ”Varit konstruktivt”

Samtalen mellan Nordkorea, Sydkorea och USA som hållits i Sverige de senaste dagarna är nu avslutade. Utrikesdepartementet beskriver dem som ”konstruktiva” men vill i övrigt inte gå in på några konkreta resultat.

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Norge krossade Sverige – nu krävs ett VM-mirakel

Herning. Tekniska fel, offensiva fouls och missade skott. Norge utnyttjade Sveriges misstag och krossade den svenska VM-drömmen när man vann den viktiga VM-matchen med 30–27 (17–14). För att ta sig till en VM-semifinal måste nu Sverige slå storfavoriterna Danmark.

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Netflix is in a battle royale with Fortnite in the fight for your screen time

Even though every other media company seems to be starting a streaming service, Netflix is facing an on-screen challenge from another corner: "Fortnite," that ultra-popular, multiplatform videogame, appears to be a formidable foe.

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”Silver-Sebbe” om Pichlers tid i Ryssland: Inget jag hade velat ha på cv:t

Skidskytteförbundskaptenen Wolfgang Pichler hyllas med en nominering som årets ledare på idrottsgalan. Samtidigt var han ledare för Ryssland under tiden då systematisk dopning avslöjats. – Jag litar till 110 procent på Wolfgang, säger Sebastian Samuelsson.

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Nya EU-ministern sågar Polens utspel om Irlandsgräns

Sveriges nya EU-minister Hans Dahlgren sågar det polska utspelet om gränsen på Irland. Polen vill undvika en hård Brexit genom att tidsbegränsa nödlösningen som garanterar en öppen gräns. – Det är inte aktuellt för EU27 att ändra uppfattning, säger han.

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Mice pass on brain benefits of enriched upbringing to offspring

Mice growing up in a basic cage maintain lifelong visual cortex plasticity if their parents were raised in an environment that promoted social interaction and physical and mental stimulation, according to a multigenerational study published in eNeuro. The research suggests life experience may be transmitted from one generation to the next through a combination of changes in gene expression and par

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Implantable device curbs seizures and improves cognition in epileptic rats

A protein-secreting device implanted into the hippocampus of epileptic rats reduces seizures by 93 percent in three months, finds preclinical research published in JNeurosci. These results support ongoing development of this technology and its potential translation into a new treatment for epilepsy.

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How concussions may lead to epilepsy

Researchers have identified a cellular response to repeated concussions that may contribute to seizures in mice like those observed following traumatic brain injury in humans. The study, published in JNeurosci, establishes a new animal model that could help improve our understanding of post-traumatic epilepsy.

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Grönt ljus för Åre-VM efter snökontroll

Jul- och nyårsvädret skapade viss oro. Men nu räcker snön i Åre för alpina VM i februari. Det bekräftade Fis, det internationella skidförbundet, efter en snökontroll på måndagen.

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Ygeman: Det är klart att det är roligt

Energiminister Anders Ygeman har redan visat att han är förnybar. Hans återkomst var den stora nyheten i Stefan Löfvens regering.

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Hans Dahlgren – diplomaten som kommer ut ur skuggan

Hans Dahlgren har varit utrikespolitisk rådgivare till fyra socialdemokratiska statsministrar – Olof Palme, Ingvar Carlsson, Göran Persson och Stefan Löfven. Nu väntar en mer utåtriktad roll. Som ny EU-minister blir han socialdemokratisk frontfigur i nästa valrörelse – EU-valet i maj.

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The Consequences of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Canonization

Every year, on the third Monday in January, people play their hand at the same game. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. think?” becomes an unwritten essay prompt for op-eds, a topic of speeches and sermons, a call to action, and a societal rebuke. In this annual pageant, there are few who would ever mark themselves as living in opposition to the legacy of King, even as they work to dismantle it.

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In China, a link between happiness and air quality

New research reveals that higher levels of pollution are associated with a decrease in people's happiness levels.

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Genetic study provides novel insights into the evolution of skin color

Skin color is one of the most visible and variable traits among humans and scientists have always been curious about how this variation evolved. Now, a study of diverse Latin American populations has identified new genetic variations associated with skin color.

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”Inga priser slår när Linus var prisutdelare”

Alla galor innehåller alltid några oväntade inslag. För Sarah Sjöström finns det inget ögonblick som slår när hennes 14 år yngre lillebror Linus klev upp på scenen. – Det är överlägset topp ett på min lista, säger Sarah Sjöström.

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Guangdong initially identified "gene editing baby events"

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Six Reasons To Be Optimistic About Earth's 2019

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Potentiellt skadliga kosttillskott kan inte längre stoppas från försäljning

Det går inte längre att stoppa försäljningen av kosttillskott med halter av vitaminer och mineraler som anses vara skadliga, efter en dom i Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen. Livsmedelsverket arbetar på att ta fram nya riktlinjer som återigen kan reglera halterna, men innan dess är det upp till konsumenterna att vara vaksamma.

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MP-minister ska skydda hederskulturens offer

Integrationen var en av valets hetaste frågor och en del av ansvaret för den läggs nu på nya statsrådet Åsa Lindhagen (MP). Hon ska både motarbeta hedersbrotten och se till att segregationen minskar. – Vi måste göra mycket mer för att stötta de ungdomar som lämnar en hedersmiljö, säger jämställdhetsminister Åsa Lindhagen.

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France and others plan to tackle air pollution in Mediterranean sea

Creating a low emissions zone for shipping in the Mediterranean sea would cost €3 billion but should save €8 to 14 billion per year in health costs

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Alzheimer's: What leads to brain cell damage?

The toxic beta-amyloid protein inactivates a protein that is key to the functioning of the parts of brain cells that receive signals from other cells.

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Biological facts are just the beginning | Letter

The biologist’s task is more than just learning facts they must attempt to understand the messy, complex web of life, writes Andy Lloyd I disagree with your correspondent ( Letters , 19 January) who thinks biology is preoccupied with memorising facts. I have heard this tired assertion many times in staff rooms during a career as a biologist who also taught physics and chemistry. Biology does indee

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Chinese Gov: Doctor Who Gene-Edited Babies Forged Ethical Review

Underhanded He In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies . The move was met by a wave of criticism from the scientific community, and the media soon branded him the “Chinese Frankenstein.” Within days, Chinese authorities announced that they were banning He from conducting any further research and launching an investigation into h

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Despite controversies, Facebook apps were the most used and downloaded in 2018

Despite all the controversies Facebook saw in 2018, with hackings, data breaches and a round of apologies, consumers never gave up on the social network.

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Fecal transplants: The 'super-donor' phenomenon

Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease — and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer's and cancer — if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating 'super donor,' say researchers.

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Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine'

The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesized by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, say researchers.

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Genetic variants implicated in development of schizophrenia

Genetic variants which prevent a neurotransmitter receptor from working properly have been implicated in the development of schizophrenia.

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Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth

Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new international study suggests.

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Alternations in gut microbiota in pregnancy and lactation

Recent studies have shown that maternal gut microbiota in humans primes the offspring's immune and metabolic development during pregnancy and lactation. Due to environmental factors that are impractical to control in human studies, however, much remains unknown around changes in maternal gut microbiota during these stages. A new study utilized a pig model to enable exploration of maternal gut micr

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Why I wear my life on my skin

In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin. This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and objects that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans. Echols believes that all places

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Protein Changes Detected in Blood Years Before Alzheimer's Onset

The observation could pave the way for a blood test to predict disease progression in people with a genetic predisposition to developing the neurodegenerative disorder.

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Scientist Forged Ethical Reviews for CRISPRed Babies

He Jiankui could face charges after an investigation finds he used techniques prohibited in China to edit the genes of twin girls.

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14 things you should never flush down the toilet

Environment Remember the four Ps. Fatbergs have forced raw sewage to bubble up in New Jersey basements and contaminated waterways in Baltimore. Want to help avoid the problem? Here are 14 things you…

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Ebba Busch Thor om André Myhrers stöd för ensamkommande: Ett föredöme

Ebba Busch Thor lyfter fram André Myhrer som sin favorit på måndagens idrottsgala. Den olympiske slalommästaren har bland annat engagerat sig för ensamkommande från Afghanistan. – Jag tycker att han är ett praktexempel på hur många idrottsmän- och kvinnor är mer än bara sin sport, säger KD-ledaren.

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Brain training app improves users' concentration

A new 'brain training' game improves users' concentration, according to new research published today. The scientists behind the venture say this could provide a welcome antidote to the daily distractions that we face in a busy world.

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New species of snake found in stomach of predator snake

Herpetologists have described a previously unknown species of snake that was discovered inside the stomach of another snake more than four decades ago.

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Local drivers of amplified Arctic warming

An international team of researchers has unveiled local drivers of amplified arctic warming.

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The Evolutionary Advantages of an Addictive Personality

It’s often correlated with risk-embracing behavior, which could have benefited our distant ancestors — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Military Wants to Use F-35s to Shoot Down Nuclear Missiles

Pew Pew Pew! The Pentagon recently announced that the F-35, the stealth fighter plane that President Trump seems to think is literally invisible , may soon be equipped with new weapons specifically intended to take down nuclear missiles. As described in the Pentagon’s official Missile Defense Review from last Thursday, The anti-nuke F-35s would join other measures designed to disable and protect

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Peder Fredricson röstar på Sarah Sjöström

Två år i rad har han fått Jerringpriset. I år är inte Peder Fredricson nominerad för något pris, men självklart är han på plats på kvällens Idrottsgala. – Jag har röstat på Sarah Sjöström. Det som imponerar mest på mig är att hon gör det om och om igen, säger Peder.

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Ancient carpet shark discovered with 'spaceship-shaped' teeth

The world of the dinosaurs just got a bit more bizarre with a newly discovered species of freshwater shark whose tiny teeth resemble the alien ships from the popular 1980s video game Galaga.

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Därför gör konsten kroppen glad

Vi reagerar fysiskt och psykiskt på musik, men de individuella variationerna är stora. Effekterna beror på våra musikerfarenheter, sammanhanget och aktuell sinnesstämning. – Ofta vill man förenkla budskapet och påstå att ”musik gör dig frisk!”. Men fullt så enkelt är det inte. I en studie av hur pulsen förändras vid musiklyssning såg vi att någon reagerade väldigt mycket, en annan inte alls, säge

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3D-printade tandimplantat kan rädda aptiten

Bengt-Göran Rosén, professor i maskinteknik vid Högskolan i Halmstad, samarbetar med Hallands sjukhus Halmstad för att utveckla och tillgängliggöra tekniken kring styrd bentillväxt. – Ibland kan en patient som har behov av ett tandimplantat sakna ben att fästa implantatet i. Det kan bero på en sjukdom eller någon form av trauma. Då behöver tandläkaren bygga upp benet på nytt, och det är det som k

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Daily briefing: “Suspicion, anxiety and paranoia” in the world of ancient DNA

Daily briefing: “Suspicion, anxiety and paranoia” in the world of ancient DNA Daily briefing: “Suspicion, anxiety and paranoia” in the world of ancient DNA, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00239-1 Grab the popcorn. Plus: signs of why humans and primates think differently and a call for robots to move and gesture more like us.

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Europeans contemplating moon mission by 2025

The ArianeGroup wants to send a scientific mission to the moon before 2025.

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Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago.

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Following accidents, Dutch Uber lifts minimum driver age

Ride hailing firm Uber said Monday it is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers.

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Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years

A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists.

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The Evolutionary Advantages of an Addictive Personality

It’s often correlated with risk-embracing behavior, which could have benefited our distant ancestors — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Evolutionary Advantages of an Addictive Personality

It’s often correlated with risk-embracing behavior, which could have benefited our distant ancestors — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Uber Said to Be Developing Self-Steering Bikes and Scooters

Scooter Clutter Bike and scooter sharing companies have been cluttering the streets of major cities around the world for some years now. And not everybody’s happy — when they’re not returned to a charging station, they can quickly become a nuisance to pedestrians. But if the latest reports are to be believed, those scooters and bikes could soon return themselves to a charging station, with no hum

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Horizon Discovery extends CRISPR Screening Service to primary human T cells

Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE: HZD) (“Horizon” or “the Company”), a global leader in gene editing and gene modulation technologies, today announced the extension of its CRISPR Screening Service to includeex vivoT lymphocytes. The service extension meets the requirements of immunology-based research in drug discovery,enabling new gene targets to be identified in biologically and potentially ther

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Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole may be spewing matter right at us

The best image yet of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way shows that if it has a powerful jet like others do, it may be pointing at Earth

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Elon Musk: Boring Co. Could Help Dig New CERN Particle Collider

Tunnel Talk On Tuesday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) unveiled a plan to build the Future Circular Collider (FCC) , a massive particle accelerator designed to help scientists solve some of the greatest mysteries in physics. And like seemingly everything that could have a huge impact on the future, Elon Musk may have a role to play in the project. “Director of CERN asked me

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Scientists warn of climate 'time bomb' for world's groundwater

Future generations face an environmental "time bomb" as the world's groundwater systems take decades to respond to the present day impact of climate change, scientists warned on Monday.

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France hits Google with 50 million euro data consent fine

France's data watchdog on Monday announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time.

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Facebook to expand Ireland operations with 1,000 staff

Facebook will expand its presence in Ireland with an additional 1,000 staff over 2019, the firm announced Monday, bolstering the tech giant's largest base outside of its California headquarters.

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Genomics can help to monitor cholera

Genomics can help to monitor cholera Genomics can help to monitor cholera, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00206-w Sequence data from whole genomes let researchers track the spread of strains worldwide.

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Unexpected link found between feeding and memory brain areas

Researchers reveal an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the respective feeding and the memory centers of the brain.

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Mechanical engineers develop process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

New printing technique and materials could be used to develop intelligent materials and self-adaptive infrastructures and transducers.

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Mouse studies show 'inhibition' theory of autism wrong

Today's main hypothesis about the cause of autism symptoms is that neurons receive too little inhibition or too much excitation, causing hyperexcitability. This excessive spiking interferes with normal brain function. UC Berkeley neuroscientists demonstrated that while inhibition does decrease in the brains of mice models, the changed balance between excitation and inhibition doesn't affect spikin

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Molecular profiling could catch lung cancer early and lead to new treatments

The world's first genetic sequencing of precancerous lung lesions could pave the way for very early detection and new treatments, reports a new study led by UCL researchers published in Nature Medicine.

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Study: On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk — even if you don't have an account

New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. Scientists at the University of Vermont demonstrated that a person's identity and actions can be predicted from their friend's posts and writings online.

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North Sea rocks could act as large-scale renewable energy stores

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.

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Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis

In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists analyzed the genomes of over 77,000 people with osteoarthritis. Their findings revealed new genes and biological pathways linked to osteoarthritis, which could help identify st

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Blood test detects Alzheimer's damage before symptoms

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer's disease — even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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Energizing the immune system to eat cancer

Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they've identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.

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Early prediction of Alzheimer's progression in blood

Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the University Hospital Tuebingen show that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression of Alzheimer's long before first clinical signs appear. This blood marker offers new possibilities for testing therapies. The study was carried out in cooper

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FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

A natural immune system response may be responsible for inflicting additional harm in the weeks and months after a spinal injury.

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Secret to sepsis may lie in rare cell

In a paper published in Nature Immunology, scientists from Seattle Children's Research Institute reveal how a rare group of white blood cells called basophils play an important role in the immune response to a bacterial infection, preventing the development of sepsis. Researchers say their findings could lead to better ways to prevent the dangerous immune response that strikes more than 30 million

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In China, a link between happiness and air quality

In a paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a research team led by Siqi Zheng, the Samuel Tak Lee Associate Professor in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Center for Real Estate, and the Faculty Director of MIT China Future City Lab, reveals that higher levels of pollution are associated with a decrease in people's happiness levels.

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New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers today announced a major breakthrough in penetrating the cells inside tumors and flipping on a switch that tells them to start fighting.

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Author Correction: An experiment to search for dark-matter interactions using sodium iodide detectors

Author Correction: An experiment to search for dark-matter interactions using sodium iodide detectors Author Correction: An experiment to search for dark-matter interactions using sodium iodide detectors, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0890-3 Author Correction: An experiment to search for dark-matter interactions using sodium iodide detectors

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Gigantic stellar cluster may have dwarfish roots

Gigantic stellar cluster may have dwarfish roots Gigantic stellar cluster may have dwarfish roots, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00226-6 The shape of one of the Milky Way’s largest star clusters hints at independent past.

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Is anything private in the digital age?

Even your contact list and your musical choices reveal personal information. Natalie Parletta reports.

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France hits Google with 50 million euro data consent fine

France's data watchdog on Monday announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first …

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DTU: Fjern uforståelige spring i karakterskalaen

Regeringen vil ændre på 7-trinsskalaen. Dekan opfordrer til at ændre på enkelte problemer, men advarer mod et større indgreb. Det vil kræve enorme ressourcer, lyder det.

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If a virus killed half the world, would this prevent climate change?

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Is body paint a good insect repellent? The answer lies in this field of sticky mannequins.

Health Don't put the DEET down quite yet. Many indigenous communities in Africa, Australia, and Papua New Guinea paint their bodies for culturally-significant reasons. Those locales also have notorious…

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Commonality despite exceptional diversity in the baseline human antibody repertoire

Commonality despite exceptional diversity in the baseline human antibody repertoire Commonality despite exceptional diversity in the baseline human antibody repertoire, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0879-y A genetic study of the baseline human antibody repertoire, based on the circulating B cell populations of ten subjects, reveals universally shared antibody clonotype

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Real-time vibrations of a carbon nanotube

Real-time vibrations of a carbon nanotube Real-time vibrations of a carbon nanotube, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0861-0 The thermal vibrations of a carbon nanotube are directly measured in real time with high displacement sensitivity and fine time resolution, revealing dynamics undetected by previous time-averaged measurements.

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Blood test could detect Alzheimer's more than 10 years earlier – study

Changes in levels of a protein might reveal onset of disease long before symptoms appear Changes in levels of a protein in the blood could help shed light on damage in the brain more than a decade before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease develop, researchers have revealed. While there is no drug to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s, or cure it, the researchers said the study findings could be use

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We’ve discovered a new type of blood vessel in our bones

There's a newly discovered network of blood vessels in our bones that are important for the immune system and could shed light on bone disease

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The last Neanderthals may have died out much earlier than we thought

Spain was seen as the only part of Europe humans struggled to colonise, allowing Neanderthals to cling on for longer – now that's being challenged

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TAKE a Number: A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis

The S.T.D. has gained ground among all women in the U.S., including those who are expecting.

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People can predict your tweets—even if you aren’t on Twitter

Deleting your account doesn’t prevent ‘shadow profiles’

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Fossil shark named after 80s video game

The shark's teeth resemble alien spaceships from the game, Galaga, according to US scientists.

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I Failed the Covington Catholic Test

Like many people who spend too much time on Twitter, I watched with indignation Saturday morning as stories began appearing about a confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial between students from Covington Catholic High School and American Indians from the Indigenous Peoples March. The story felt personal to me; I live a few miles from the high school, and my son attends a nearby all-boys Catholic

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Is anything private in the digital age?

Even your contact list and your musical choices reveal personal information. Natalie Parletta reports.

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New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

Immunotherapy's promise in the fight against cancer drew international attention after two scientists won a Nobel Prize this year for unleashing the ability of the immune system to eliminate tumor cells.

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Mechanical engineers develop process to 3-D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade thanks to work discussed in the journal Nature Materials released online Jan 21.

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In China, a link between happiness and air quality

For many years, China has been struggling to tackle high pollution levels that are crippling its major cities. Indeed, a recent study by researchers at Chinese Hong Kong University has found that air pollution in the country causes an average of 1.1 million premature deaths each year and costs its economy $38 billion.

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Toward ultrafast spintronics

Electronics have advanced through continuous improvements in microprocessor technology since the 1960s. However, this process of refinement is projected to stall in the near future due to constraints imposed by the laws of physics. Some of these bottlenecks have already taken effect. For instance, the clock speeds of processors are have not exceeded a few gigahertz, or several operations per nanos

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Decluttering

Given some unexpected down time this month (and maybe next month too!), I’ve been trying to go through key old posts on this site. The basic idea is to update links to other sites, references and figures that over the years have died (site domains that were abandoned, site redesigns, deliberate deletions etc.). Most notably, the IPCC website recently broke all the existing links to elements of th

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Bombmanual i terrormisstänkts telefon

Den terrormisstänkte 46-åringen hade kännedom om hur man tillverkar hemmagjorda bomber, enligt åklagaren. Bara veckor innan han köpte kemikalierna blev han medlem i en kanal på appen Telegram som innehöll detaljerade bombmanualer. Men enligt försvaret har han inte tagit del av innehållet.

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EU-sanktioner mot GRU-toppar efter mordförsöket på Skripal

Mordförsöket på landsflyktige ryske ex-agenten Sergej Skripal i brittiska Salisbury i fjol resulterar nu i EU-sanktioner mot två chefer för den ryska militära underrättelsetjänsten GRU, samt de två agenter som pekats ut som ansvariga.

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New Prehistoric Shark Species Discovered Alongside Sue the T. Rex

The teeth of Galagadon nordquistae were discovered in the rock that once surrounded the famous T. rex skeleton.

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Firsthand accounts indicate fentanyl test strips are effective in reducing overdose risk

Young adults who use drugs find fentanyl test strips useful, residue testing more convenient and testing at home more private, a Brown study found.

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Live 20.00: Följ Idrottsgalan 2019 från Globen

Det är åter dags att hylla svenska idrottsprestationer under året som gått. Ska bragdguldsvinnaren Hanna Öberg knipa även Jerringpriset? Och vilka ska hyllas som bästa manliga och kvinnliga idrottare? Följ galan i Globen i vår direktrapportering.

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Mays väg framåt efter historiska Brexit-förlusten

Klockan 16.30 ska Storbritanniens premiärminister Theresa May presentera sin plan B för Brexit, efter att hennes Brexitförslag mötte en historisk förlust i förra veckans omröstning. Hon väntas försöka övertyga om att avtalet kan förbättras, men motståndet är stort.

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2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.

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Competing species can both survive, study finds

When species compete for limited resources, structures in their environment can be the difference between coexistence or one eliminating another. Relationships between species also are important, according to new research by University of Oregon scientists.

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Competing species can both survive, study finds

When species compete for limited resources, structures in their environment can be the difference between coexistence or one eliminating another. Relationships between species also are important, according to new research by University of Oregon scientists.

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Minister tillader forundersøgelse af S-tog på Kystbanen

Transportministeren fremlægger muligheden for at køre S-tog på Kystbanen – men også for S-tog på kystbanen som ikke er i S-togsdrift.

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The Victorians caused the meat eating crisis the world faces today—but they might help us solve it

Increasing consumption of meat rich diets throughout the world in the 21st century raises pressing concerns about human health, animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Too much mass-produced meat is bad for us, bad for the livestock we eat, and bad for the planet on which we live.

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How two metal detectorists discovered a complete Roman treasure

In 2017, in an ordinary field, two brothers from Brabant discovered more than 100 ancient coins. The Leiden historian who examined the coins concluded that they constituted a genuine Roman treasure. Here follows a reconstruction in three acts.

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Scientists achieve the first stable simulations of DNA crystals

Since the birth of structural biology, X-ray crystallography has been the most widely used technique to determine the three-dimensional structure of biomolecules, the chemical compounds found in living organisms. In this regard, knowledge of the interactions between the biomolecules with their crystal environment and the molecular forces that stabilize the crystals would serve to optimise this tec

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World's First Self-curving Cornea Derived from Stem Cells

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Scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells

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New drug resistance process found in bacteria

A team of researchers has discovered a new process capable of generating resistance to synthetic antibacterial drugs within bacterial populations long before they are put to clinical use.

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New drug resistance process found in bacteria

A team of researchers has discovered a new process capable of generating resistance to synthetic antibacterial drugs within bacterial populations long before they are put to clinical use.

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The living wage could lead to social and environmental sustainability

Paying a living wage could be a step toward global economic and environmental sustainability, finds a first-of-its-kind study by the University of Surrey.

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Two- to three- fold increase in heatwave occurrence and severity seen directly in UK temperature records

A two to three-fold increase in heatwave activity in the United Kingdom since the late 19th century has been identified in a new analysis of historical daily temperature data led by University of Warwick scientists.

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Properties of graphene change in humid conditions

Graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

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2-D magnetism reaches a new milestone

Researchers at the Center for Correlated Electron Systems, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea, in collaboration with Sogang University and Seoul National University, reported the first experimental observation of a XY-type antiferromagnetic material, whose magnetic order becomes unstable when it is reduced to one-atom thickness. Published in Nature Communications, these fi

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Här är filmerna som går på svenska biografer våren 2019

Apokalyptiska rymdresor, parningslekar på internet, psykterror i skogen och ett eldigt Romeo och Julia-drama i 40-talskostym. Detta är några inslag i den svenska filmvåren som rivstartar på fredag med Tuva Novotnys ”Britt-Marie var här”.

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Åkesson om regeringsförklaringen: ”Massa fula ord”

Partiledaren Jimmie Åkesson (SD) känner sig utpekad i den nya regeringsförklaringen. – Det står inte rakt ut, det är en massa fula ord, men det handlar om oss, säger han.

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12 ansøgere vil være regionsdirektør i Nordjylland

Regionsrådsformand Ulla Astman (S) er optimistisk om at kunne finde den rigtige kandidat til posten som regionsdirektør. Regionsrådet forventer at kunne vælge kandidaten 26. februar.

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Biased algorithms: here's a more radical approach to creating fairness

Our lives are increasingly affected by algorithms. People may be denied loans, jobs, insurance policies, or even parole on the basis of risk scores that they produce.

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Ancient carpet shark discovered with 'spaceship-shaped' teeth

The world of the dinosaurs just got a bit more bizarre with a newly discovered species of freshwater shark whose tiny teeth resemble the alien ships from the popular 1980s video game Galaga.

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Study to look at a dog's emotional attachment to toys

Does your dog have an attachment to toys? If so, researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science want to hear from dog owners for a new study on pets' attachment to toys.

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A closed cage-like molecule that can be opened

Researchers at Kanazawa University and the University of Tsukuba report in Chemistry – A European Journal the synthesis of a closed molecular cage with areas that can be opened. The opening is achieved through chemical reactions that break the molecular units acting as closures.

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Are We Ready for a Sky Full of Drones? Recent Airport Attacks Say No

With just a week to go before Christmas, he might have been hoping for a quick getaway at the end of a long shift. That was when the airport security officer first noticed the drones: two cross-shaped objects with flashing lights, buzzing around in the sky. In most places, this might be a mild curiosity; but on the airfield at London Gatwick, the second-busiest airport in the UK, it was the cause

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Study to look at a dog's emotional attachment to toys

Does your dog have an attachment to toys? If so, researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science want to hear from dog owners for a new study on pets' attachment to toys.

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Research on environmental DNA in salmon monitoring could have economic benefits

Each year wild salmon return to the streams in which they were born to spawn and die. Salmon fishery managers must ensure that adequate numbers of fish return each year to spawn and produce offspring for future harvest. It is expensive and labor intensive to count returning salmon, especially in remote streams.

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Haze smoke affects butterfly caterpillars

NUS biologists have discovered that haze affects the survival and development of butterflies, which could have an adverse impact on our environment.

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Kamala Harris siktar på Vita huset

Efter en tid av spekulationer tar Kaliforniensenatorn och demokraten Kamala Harris bladet från munnen och lanserar sin satsning på Vita huset.

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Författarförbundet fördömer Kinas angrepp mot Kurdo Baksi

Vid två tillfällen har Kinas ambassad i Sverige offentligt kritiserat journalisten och författaren Kurdo Baksi, senast i går för att ”hitta på rykten och lögner” och för att "underminera relationerna" mellan Sverige och Kina. Sveriges författarförbund fördömer påhoppen.

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Google allt mer pressat om felaktig datalagring

Frankrike stämmer Google på 50 miljoner euro för att ha samlat in personuppgifter utan samtycke, rapporterar AFP. Även i Sverige ska webbjätten granskas av Datainspektionen efter klagomål.

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Atlantic Readers Respond to Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’

Letters From the Archives is a series in which we highlight past Atlantic stories and reactions from readers at the time. On April 12, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy led a march of some 50 black protestors through Birmingham, Alabama. It was Good Friday. “We want to march for freedom on the day Jesus hung on the cross for freedom,” King said prior to the event. But their march w

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Ex-envoy to the Anti-ISIS Coalition Says Trump Has ‘No Plan’ for What’s Next in Syria

When President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, his abrupt decision kicked up one of the most thoroughly bipartisan maelstroms of condemnation in his first two years as president. Trump had telegraphed his intention for months, if not years, but the sudden declaration on December 19 went against the advice, and public pronouncements, of his own nat

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Research on environmental DNA in salmon monitoring could have economic benefits

Each year wild salmon return to the streams in which they were born to spawn and die. Salmon fishery managers must ensure that adequate numbers of fish return each year to spawn and produce offspring for future harvest. It is expensive and labor intensive to count returning salmon, especially in remote streams.

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Haze smoke affects butterfly caterpillars

NUS biologists have discovered that haze affects the survival and development of butterflies, which could have an adverse impact on our environment.

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The disintegrating exoplanet K2-22b

Exoplanet surveys have yielded many surprises over the years, and the discovery of "disintegrating" exoplanets was one of them. These are planets that produce asymmetric shapes in the dips of the light curves seen as they transit across the faces of their stars. The asymmetry is hypothesized to be due to tails of dusty material from the planets' disintegration. At present, only three such planets

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Migrants need better access to health care in Europe: WHO

Europe must guarantee migrants better access to health care, the World Health Organization urged Monday in its first report on the health of new arrivals to the old continent, where accessibility varies broadly.

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Photo Gallery: Think the Rust Belt Is Struggling? Welcome to Romania

Bucharest-born photographer Ioana Cîrlig documents the decline of former factory towns across the country.

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Bil med döda vid Flatenbadet har undersökts

En kvinna och ett barn hittades på fredagen döda i en hyrbil vid Flatenbadet i södra Stockholm. Nu har polisen undersökt fordonet.

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Halfvarsson hoppas på start – Stina Nilsson saknas

Calle Halfvarsson är uttagen till världscuptävlingarna i Ulricehamn i helgen. Förhoppningen är att skidstjärnan ska hinna bli helt frisk från sin förkylning. Däremot saknas Stina Nilsson som undersöker sin skada

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Ny motorvej i sigte: Regeringens Ring 5 har lange udsigter

En to år lang forundersøgelse af Ring 5 skal afgøre, om man kan anlægge en motorvej fra Køge til Frederikssundmotorvejen.

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Securitas vd om vaktingripandet: Inget brott har begåtts

Efter att 12-årige Muad brottats ner av vakter i Kista galleria kommenterar nu vaktbolaget Securitas vd händelsen. Enligt bolagets bedömning har vakterna inte gjort sig skyldiga till brott. Varken bolagets eller polisens utredningar av händelsen är dock klara.

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Svenskt VM-guld efter drama

Det blev svenskt guld, genom Moa Lundgren, när sprinten avgjordes på U23-VM i finska Lahtis.

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Prehistoric shark had video-game teeth

Currently on display at Chicago's Field Museum, "Sue" is the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found. Although the fossilized bones were unearthed 20 years ago, scientists …

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Staff fraud may cost China's DJI drone maker $150 million

Chinese drone maker DJI has placed 45 employees under investigation for alleged fraud that could cost the company more than one billion yuan ($150 million) in losses, the firm said Monday.

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#VanLife isn't as hard as you think. You don't even need a van.

DIY Hit the road with these smart vagabond tips. You don’t need a fully-outfitted recreational vehicle to take part in #VanLife. Here's how to travel, sleep, and eat in your car—without going crazy.

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Kritik mot nya kulturministern för stöd till Kaplan

Den nya kulturministern Amanda Lind (MP) hyllar partiets tidigare ministrar på Facebook. Bland dem Mehmet Kaplan som avgick efter hård kritik 2016. ”Anmärkningsvärt”, skriver Svenska kommittén mot antisemitism.

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Ygeman om Svenska kraftnät: ”Allvarliga anklagelser”

Anders Ygeman tvingades lämna sin ministerpost efter säkerhetsbristerna på Transportstyrelsen. Nu tar han över som energiminister – med ansvar för beredskapsmyndigheten Svenska kraftnät – där DN nyligen avslöjat flera allvarliga säkerhetsbrister. – Som statsråd måste man hantera en rad sådana händelser och jag ska naturligtvis sätta mig in i det som har hänt, säger Anders Ygeman.

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Ekstra uddannelsesstillinger i almen medicin risikerer at stå tomme

Sekretariater for lægelig uddannelse frygter, at de ekstra uddannelsesstillinger, regeringen vil oprette, ikke vil blive besat. Allerede nu er en stor del af stillingerne i yderområderne ubesatte.

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How AI Is Transforming The Next Generation Of Vehicles

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Biased algorithms: here's a more radical approach to creating fairness

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How AI and Quantum Computing May Alter Humanity’s Future

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Radical theory says our universe sits on an inflating bubble in an extra dimension

A new paper uses string theory to propose a new model of the universe. The researchers think our universe may be riding a bubble expanded by dark energy. All matter in the universe may exist in strings that reach into another dimension. None Our universe may be having itself quite a great time it seems. Cosmologists from Uppsala University came up with a new model that proposes the universe may b

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Fossil Shark Teeth Found With Sue The T. Rex Are Clues To Ecosystem

Tiny fossil shark teeth trapped in the matrix — that's the matrix of rock and other material that once encased the world's most famous T. rex — represent a new species. The find is helping researchers recreate a Cretaceous environment that might not be what you'd expect. Sue the T. rex has called The Field Museum in Chicago home for nearly 20 years, and the iconic fossil is a huge draw for tourist

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Så ska Sverige slå Norge: ”Stoppa deras kontringar”

Herning. I kväll smäller det i Boxen i Herning. Vinner Sverige över Norge är man klar för VM-semifinal. Men för att klara det måste Sverige få stopp på Norges snabba kontringar. – Det är Norges absolut starkaste vapen, tillsammans med Sandor Sagosen, säger förbundskapten Kristján Andrésson.

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Handbollsveteranen gillar sin nya roll

Han var en av de stora överraskningarna i VM-truppen. Nu har 36-årige Kim Andersson visat varför han är med. I segermatchen mot Tunisien glänste han. – Det är klart att man är rätt nöjd med sin egen insats, säger han själv.

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Över hundra döda på afghansk militärbas

En bra bit över hundra personer på en bas för afghanska säkerhetsstyrkor har dött i en attack från talibaner på måndagen. Uppgifter talar för att en grupp gärningsmän med sprängämnen och skjutvapen utfört dådet mot basen i provinsen Wardak.

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Some pregnant women don't believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus

Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review by UBC researchers.

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Trump and Cohen May Have Discussed the Moscow Project. ‘So What?’

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who’s representing President Donald Trump for free, is keeping up his public-relations war on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. In a pair of appearances on Sunday-morning talk shows, he stuck to the playbook: Attack Mueller’s credibility, and insist that all of Trump’s statements and actions were legal. Giuliani admits a fair amount but

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The non-stop waste of water

The non-stop waste of water The non-stop waste of water, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00214-w Margaret Catley-Carlson reflects on millennia of resource mismanagement.

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Grafik: Sådan skal olieudslip bekæmpes af autonom båd

Norskudviklet båd splitter olien op ved hjælp af havvand under højt tryk, så naturens egne bakterier let kan klare nedbrydningen.

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New eclipsing cataclysmic variable discovered

Using the Mobile Astronomical System of Telescope-Robots (MASTER), an international team of astronomers has detected a new eclipsing cataclysmic variable. The newfound object, designated MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5, is most likely of the polar subclass. The finding is detailed in a paper published January 9 on arXiv.org.

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ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test

Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA's 'Mars Yard'.

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Uttagen i landslaget efter konflikten med Djurgården

Damkronornas stjärna Hanna Olsson bröt i förra veckan överraskande sitt kontrakt med Djurgården. När Damkronornas trupp till turneringen i Ryssland presenterades under måndagen fanns dock Hanna Olsson med. – Hanna är en spelare som sticker ut. Det är tråkigt att vi inte får se henne i vår liga under resten av säsongen, säger Damkronornas förbundskapten Ylva Martinsen.

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Kanada i älgkonflikt med Norge

Den norska Storelgen har hamnat i blåsväder. För några år sedan petade den nämligen ner Mac the Moose från förstaplatsen som världens högsta älgstaty. Nu mobiliserar den kanadensiska skulpturens hemort i hopp om att ta tillbaka tronen.

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A new low-latency congestion control for cellular networks

Heavy traffic on narrow roads could be one of the leading causes of traffic congestion, which also applies to communication networks. If more data is collected than the allowed data capacity can accommodate, communication latency results. This has a devastating effect on 5G-based internet services such as self-driving cars, autonomous robots and remote surgery.

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KU-eksperter afkoder legendarisk plantenørds have

I en 100 år gammel have har plante-eksperter fra Københavns Universitet siden 2017 registreret…

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AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong

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Soviets Hid Nuclear Bunkers in Poland's Forests (Photos)

Experts are piecing together the role that these sites played during the Cold War

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Secret Soviet Bunkers in Poland Hid Nuclear Weapons

Long-hidden bunkers disappeared from official records after they were built. Now, thanks to declassified CIA imagery, they are being rediscovered.

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Chinese gene-editing scientist likely to face criminal charges

Investigation finds He Jiankui forged ethical review papers to recruit volunteers

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Cancer in your 20s is terrifying – too many of us are left to cope alone | Hannah Partos

Survival rates for 13- to 24-year-olds are rising. Yet poorer patients fare less well, and vital post-cancer care is still lacking When I was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2013, aged 22, I was shocked to find out how little survival rates had improved among young people with cancer in recent decades. Research had left us “forgotten in the middle” between children and older adults, as one study put i

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Kritik mot Ygemans comeback: ”Anmärkningsvärt”

Anders Ygeman lämnade regeringen under it-skandalen på Transportstyrelsen 2017. Nu är han tillbaka som energi- och digitaliseringsminister. – Det är anmärkningsvärt att en person som har fått lämna regeringen för att han inte kunde hantera en massiv och allvarlig informationsläcka får komma tillbaka som minister, säger KD-ledaren Ebba Busch Thor.

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Taste of Science: Big Human Data

Big tech companies have been in the spotlight with news coverage of how our personal data has been used or abused–and for many people, the lack of privacy is an unavoidable reality. But tech companies aren’t the only ones interested in obtaining our personal information. Health researchers and data scientists are looking to the widespread sharing of personal data as an opportunity to learn more a

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Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands

The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands is crucial for species recovery. The turtles are threatened by the effects of human overexploitation, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Ecology led by experts Marta Pascual and Carlos Carreras from the Evolutionary Genetics laboratory of the University of Barcelona.

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Researcher using computer vision, machine learning to ensure the integrity of integrated circuits

David Crandall is an associate professor in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. He, Sara Skrabalak and Martin Swany are the first IU researchers whose work is being advanced through the Indiana Innovation Institute, or IN3.

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Scientists turn carbon emissions into usable energy

A recent study affiliated with UNIST has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen (H2) while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor of global warming. This breakthrough has been led by Professor Guntae Kim in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST in collaboration with Professor Jaephil Cho in the Department of Energy Engineering and Professor Meili

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A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean

Plastic pollution in the world's oceans has become a global environmental crisis. Many people have seen images that seem to capture it, such as beaches carpeted with plastic trash or a seahorse gripping a cotton swab with its tail.

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Frog choruses inspire wireless sensor networks

If you've ever camped by a pond, you know frogs make a racket at night; but what you might not know is how functional and regulated their choruses really are. Frogs communicate with sound, and amid their ruckus is an internally orchestrated system that lets information get through more clearly while also permitting collective choruses and time to rest. Researchers from Osaka University and Univers

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Don't Expect New 'Star Wars' Movies on Disney+

Those films are made for theaters—and they'll stay that way.

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Thank the Old-Timey Telegraph for Your Garage Door Opener

The electric relay makes all kinds of household devices possible, but they don't get much love. Until now!

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Nya ministern ska sluta klyftan mellan stad och land

Jennie Nilsson får uppdraget leverera den landsbygdspolitik som framför allt Centern drev hårt i regeringsförhandlingarna. Själv lyfter hon fram sin bakgrund som kommunalråd i en landsortskommun och erfarenheten av samarbete i riksdagen. – De här frågorna har haft alltför låg prioritet, säger Jennie Nilsson.

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”Vakna Sverige, världen omkring oss skälver”

Peter Wolodarski: De gamla strukturerna och relationerna är satta under press.

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As Fires Choke Utility, the Question of Who Pays for Warming Emerges

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is headed to bankruptcy after downed power lines are blamed for several large wildfires — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands

The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands is crucial for species recovery. The turtles are threatened by the effects of human overexploitation, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Ecology led by experts Marta Pascual and Carlos Carreras from the Evolutionary Genetics laboratory of the University of Barcelona.

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Global mercury pollution threatens to impact the energy metabolism of birds

Mercury is a highly toxic and pervasive pollutant that has dramatically increased in the environment as a result of coal combustion, gold mining, cement production, hospital waste incineration, and various other human activities around the globe. Its impacts on birds and other wildlife are not yet fully understood, but a new study published in the journal Environmental Pollution suggests that curr

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Global mercury pollution threatens to impact the energy metabolism of birds

Mercury is a highly toxic and pervasive pollutant that has dramatically increased in the environment as a result of coal combustion, gold mining, cement production, hospital waste incineration, and various other human activities around the globe. Its impacts on birds and other wildlife are not yet fully understood, but a new study published in the journal Environmental Pollution suggests that curr

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Spotify Is Testing a New Feature That Will Let You Block Music Artists

Spotify is taking personalized playlists to the next level with a new feature: You’ll soon be able to block music artists that you don’t like on the streaming service. This “block …

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pIC50: The Advantages of Thinking Logarithmically

Watch this webinar from Collaborative Drug Discovery to learn about how using pIC50 helps you get a better sense of the relative potencies, calculate the correct mean of multiple values, and select better sampling doses.

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Tennistalangen förlorade efter racketmassaker

Utbrottet och massakern av racketen fick inte önskad effekt för tennistalangen Alexander Zverev. I stället förlorade den fjärdeseedade tysken i fjärde omgången i Australian Open.

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Iran säger sig vara redo för ”avgörande strid” med Israel

Konflikten mellan Iran och Israel har trappats upp avsevärt. Iran har för första gången avfyrat en markrobot mot civila mål i Israel och israeliska missiler har förstört ett ryskbyggt syriskt luftvärn. – Vi är redo inför den avgörande striden mot Israel, har den iranske flygvapenchefen Aziz Nasirzade sagt till den libanesiska tv-kanalen al-Mayadin.

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Knivhuggen i Solna avled av skador

Den 30-årige man som knivhöggs i Solna i tisdags i förra veckan avled strax därefter på sjukhuset. Mannen är nu identifierad och händelsen utreds som mord alternativt dråp.

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Per Bolund ny bostadsminister – öppnar för sänkta ränteavdrag

Den nya bostadsminister Per Bolund (MP) öppnar för att trappa ned ränteavdragen för hushållens bolån. – Mitt parti tycker att vi kan trappa ned ränteavdragen successivt och använda intäkterna för att sänka andra skatter, säger Per Bolund.

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A regional push to clean up cars, trucks and mass transit

As power plant emissions decline in the Northeast, a group of East Coast states is targeting another source of greenhouse gases: cars, trucks and mass transit.

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Researchers capture an image of negative capacitance in action

For the first time ever, an international team of researchers imaged the microscopic state of negative capacitance. This novel result provides researchers with fundamental, atomistic insight into the physics of negative capacitance, which could have far-reaching consequences for energy-efficient electronics.

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Seeding the Milky Way with life using 'Genesis missions'

When exploring other planets and celestial bodies, NASA missions are required to abide by the practice known as "planetary protection." This practice states that measures must be taken during the designing of a mission to ensure that biological contamination of both the planet/body being explored and Earth (in the case of sample-return missions) are prevented.

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Creation of gene-edited babies in China may have been illegal

A report from the Chinese state news agency says that researcher He Jiankui's work was conducted "illegally", though the consequences of this are as yet unclear

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This robot dog can recover from a vicious kick using AI

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Researchers Find A Web Of Factors Behind Multiple Sclerosis

It's looking like MS strikes when a variety of triggers gang up to impair neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers are using their new knowledge to search for treatments. (Image credit: Dr. John Zajicek/Science Source)

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New class of solar cells, using lead-free perovskite materials

Lead-based perovskites are promising materials for low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells. However, the intrinsic instability and the toxicity of lead (Pb) have raised serious concerns of the viability of Pb-based perovskites, hindering large-scale commercialization of solar cells and similar devices based on these materials. As an alternative solution, Pb-free perovskites were recently proposed

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Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018 as global warming accelerates

Earth's oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.

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Ny professor i klinisk biokemi har fokus på translationel medicin

Marianne Benn er tiltrådt som professor i klinisk biokemi, hvor hun skal fremme translationel medicin gennem forskning, uddannelse og undervisning.

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Generna påverkar var fettet lagras på kroppen

Vi vet att kvinnor och män tenderar att lagra fett i olika delar av kroppen. Kvinnor har lättare för att lagra fett på höfter och ben, medan män i högre utsträckning lagrar fett i buken. Man har antagit att detta beror på könshormoner, så som östrogen. – Men de molekylära mekanismerna som styr fettinlagring hos män och kvinnor är inte så väl utredda, säger Mathias Rask-Andersen, postdoktor vid in

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Succérookien på samma nivå som ”Foppa”

Ett mål och en assist i sin comeback. Elias Petterssons magiska debutsäsong i NHL fortsätter. Med två poäng i Vancouvers 3–2-seger över Detroit är han uppe på samma nivå som Peter Forsberg.

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IMF sänker prognos för världens tillväxt igen

Den globala ekonomin fortsätter att expandera men tillväxttakten har dämpats ytterligare och riskerna mot utsikterna väger över mot nedsidan. Det skriver Internationella valutafonden, IMF, i en prognosuppdatering på måndagen.

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De lämnar när Löfven bildar ny regering

Flera tunga ministerposter går till nya namn. Bland annat försvinner migrationsministern Heléne Fritzon (S) och miljöministern Karolina Skog (MP) till nya tjänster för sina respektive partier.

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Planet Nine might not actually be a planet

Space It could be something even cooler. How can something so gargantuan just remain hidden from our eyes for so long?

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New material to push the boundaries of silicon-based electronics

The electronics market is growing constantly and so is the demand for increasingly compact and efficient power electronic systems. The predominant electronic components based on silicon will in the foreseeable future no longer be able to meet the increasing industrial requirements. This is why scientists from the university of Freiburg, the Sustainability Center Freiburg and the Fraunhofer-Gesells

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Rekordfå kineser föddes i fjol

Antalet nyfödda barn i Kina under 2018 var det lägsta på 60 år, rapporterar amerikanska CNBC.

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Per Bolund ny bostadsminister – öppnar för sänkta ränteavdrag

Den nya bostadsminister Per Bolund (MP) öppnar för att trappa ned ränteavdragen för hushållens bolån. – Mitt parti tycker att vi kan trappa ned ränteavdragen successivt och använda intäkterna för att sänka andra skatter, säger Per Bolund.

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'Ancient' Scottish stone circle was built in 1990s

Archaeologists were studying site until former farm owner came forward A stone circle thought to be thousands of years old has turned out to be a lot more modern after a former farm owner admitted building it in the 1990s. The “recumbent stone circle” in the parish of Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, was reported by the site’s current farm and was considered unusual for its small diameter and rela

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Fjellström lämnar Malmö FF

Efter drygt två år lämnar Jens Fjellström Malmö FF och jobbet som assisterande tränare med ansvar för analys och data.

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Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings were published on December 20, 2018 in the online edition of Developmental Cell.

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Ancient carpet shark discovered with 'spaceship-shaped' teeth

The world of the dinosaurs just got a bit more bizarre with a newly discovered species of freshwater shark whose tiny teeth resemble the alien ships from the popular 1980s video game Galaga.

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Fossil shark teeth discovered in leftover rock that contained SUE the T. rex

Scientists have discovered a new species of fossil shark in the leftover rock excavated with SUE, the world's largest and most complete T. rex. This new shark, named Galagadon for its Galaga spaceship-shaped teeth, lived in fresh water, in a river that SUE likely drank from.

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Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings were published on December 20, 2018 in the online edition of Developmental Cell.

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Researchers develop smart micro-robots that can adapt to their surroundings

One day, hospital patients might be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at EPFL and ETH Zurich.

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Tio värmande tips för vinterresan till London

Afternoon tea, museibesök och gastropubar sätter guldkant.

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Researchers find new ways to harness wasted methane

The primary component of natural gas, methane, is itself a potent greenhouse gas. A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a high performance catalyst for methane conversion to formaldehyde.

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It’s busy in the skies above the Atacama Desert

And very soon there will be many new antennas on the horizon.

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Is it Planet Nine or a massive disc?

There’s another suggestion for what’s causing some unusual orbital architecture. Nick Carne reports.

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Why do people discriminate against speakers with foreign accents?

Listening to someone speaking with a foreign accent makes human brains work harder which can lead to unintentional discrimination against people communicating in languages other than their own, new research suggests. But exposure to foreign accents can also change the way people speak, and over time, the ensuing accents can become new languages.

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Quantum sensors providing magnetic resonance with unprecedented sensitivity

A study by the Quantum Technologies for Information Science (QUTIS) group of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry, has produced a series of protocols for quantum sensors that could allow images to be obtained by means of the nuclear magnetic resonance of single biomolecules using a minimal amount of radiation. The results have been published in Physical Review Letters.

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Is Only-Child Syndrome Real?

Children without siblings have long been thought of as spoiled and selfish. Are the claims true? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Host protein mimics viral protein to hinder infection by Ebola virus

Host protein mimics viral protein to hinder infection by Ebola virus Host protein mimics viral protein to hinder infection by Ebola virus, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00182-1 Infection by Ebola virus can be fatal. The discovery of a human protein that mimics one type of Ebola protein and binds to another to suppress viral RNA production might aid the development of c

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AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong

Using historical data to train risk assessment tools could mean that machines are copying the mistakes of the past.

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Frailty could make people more susceptible to dementia

There are many factors and play and potentially more treatment options, research suggests. Nick Carne reports.

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‘Blindsight’ explained: there’s a neural shortcut

Research confirms existence of an alternative brain pathway. Nick Carne reports.

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Dim the lights for some natural pollination

Even a bit of darkness has ecological as well as environmental benefits, research suggests. Nick Carne reports.

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Image of the Day: Cellular Tracks

To study the fate of stem cells in developing chick embryos, researchers trace their steps over time.

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On Happiness Road Is a Playful Yet Profound Coming-of-Age Story

Time and again, traditional hand-drawn films have upended the family-friendly, CGI-filled, box-office-hit formula heralded by Pixar and Disney . Persepolis (2007), for instance, brings to life Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir about growing up during Iran’s bloody Islamic Revolution. Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies (1988) also draws from a true story, intricately illustrating the toll of ma

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Pollution in India Could Reshape Monsoons

Over the next decade, more than 400 large dams will be built on the Himalayan rivers—by India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan—to feed the region’s hunger for electricity and its need for irrigation. New ports and thermal power plants line the coastal arc that runs from India, through Southeast Asia, to China. India and China have embarked on schemes to divert rivers to bring water to their dr

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Do You Need a Digital License Plate? One Startup Thinks So

It can pay your tolls and display Amber Alerts and track your location. But at several hundred bucks a pop, maybe your EZ-Pass will do for now.

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Always Too Hot or Cold? The Embr Wave Is Your Personal Thermostat

Press a button on this wrist-worn wearable to raise or lower your body temperature.

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A snapshot of our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus

If you bumped into a Homo erectus in the street you might not recognise them as being very different from you. You'd see a certain "human-ness" in the stance, and his or her size and shape might be similar to yours.

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Is Only-Child Syndrome Real?

Children without siblings have long been thought of as spoiled and selfish. Are the claims true? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New study reveals local drivers of amplified Arctic warming

The Artic experienced an extreme heat wave during February 2018. The temperature at the North Pole soared to the melting point of ice, which is about 30 to 35 degrees (17-19 Celsius) above normal. Recent studies indicate the mass of Arctic glaciers has declined significantly since the 1980's by more than 70%. These sudden climatic changes affected not just the Arctic regions, but also the water, f

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Johanna Larsson utslagen ur dubbeln

Johanna Larsson och belgiskan Kirsten Flipkens är utslagna ur dubbeltävlingen i Australian Open.

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Kulturministern tar över ansvaret för idrotten

Annika Strandhäll lämnar ansvaret för idrott i den nybildade regeringen. I stället blir det kulturdepartementet och kulturminister Amanda Lind (MP), som även blir idrottsminister.

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Jonas Sjöstedt: ”Då lägger vi en misstroendeförklaring”

Regeringsförklaringen rimmar illa med den påstådda överenskommelse som partiledaren Jonas Sjöstedt (V) säger sig ha med statsminister Stefan Löfven (S). V-ledaren säger att hans parti nu kommer att ”mobilisera” och försöka fälla regeringen om bland annat förslaget om marknadshyror läggs på riksdagens bord.

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Study reveals three quarters of people are dissatisfied with political parties

Research by the University of Sheffield has revealed more than three quarters of people are dissatisfied with political parties and has identified the seven main qualities people want to see in parties today.

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Green walls could buffer flash flooding in cities

Simulations reveal that green walls filled with coconut peat could absorb storm water running off buildings, mitigating flash floods.

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Human activities increase the risk of summer starting early in South Korea

Computer climate models suggest that human activities increased the risk of high May temperatures and early onset of summer by two to three times.

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Cane toads: What they do in the shadows

Cane toads are picking up some shady habits, according to a new study co-authored by a Macquarie University researcher.

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State-of-the-art climate model shows how we can solve crisis

We are already seeing the devastating consequences of global warming, with ever-rising sea levels, extreme storms, prolonged droughts and intensified bushfires. Now, after two years of research and modelling, scientists have come up with a groundbreaking new framework for achieving – and even beating – the target of limiting warming to 1.5°C.

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What advances will be game-changing for AI capabilities?

People talk about machine learning, meta-learning, exascale computing etc. as being possible game-changers in terms of what AI is capable of achieving… but I'm no expert on this. Can anyone help me get to grips with the key advances being purused, and what it would mean if they're achieved? submitted by /u/shiny_boson [link] [comments]

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Björn Wiman: Utnämningen av Amanda Lind riskerar att bli en provokation

Utnämningen av Amanda Lind fick delar av Kultursverige att se ut som fågelholkar i ansiktet. Det finns dessvärre goda skäl till det, skriver DN:s kulturchef Björn Wiman.

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Cane toads: What they do in the shadows

Cane toads are picking up some shady habits, according to a new study co-authored by a Macquarie University researcher.

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Probability helps zebrafish stay in schools when faced with predators

Fish track the movement of their neighbours to swim in dense schools as they flee predators – and they pay more attention to the motion of some fish than others

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Scientist Who Edited Babies’ Genes Is Likely to Face Charges in China

A Chinese government investigation found that He Jiankui had “seriously violated” state regulations by altering human embryos.

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Ica ska spara och 200 tjänster försvinner

Icagruppen strukturerar om för 110 miljoner kronor, och cirka 200 tjänster avvecklas.

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Närmast omöjligt uppdrag väntar för Theresa May

Storbritanniens premiärminister Theresa May ska på måndag lansera en ny Brexitplan för brittiska parlamentet. Hennes uppdrag är närmast omöjligt, enligt experter DN talat med.

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Hospitalsansat har smittet 18 patienter med tuberkulose

En medarbejder på Aalborg Universitetshospital har smittet 18 patienter med tuberkulose. Det høje antal får hospitalet til at udvide undersøgelsen af patienter i smitterisiko.

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New method assesses lead hazard in soil

As Milwaukee, Flint, Michigan and other cities grapple with the toxic impact of lead water pipes, another lead-contamination hazard lurks in soil.

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Snowflakes are not as unique as you think

The delicate snow flurries that you watch fall from your window, shovel off your sidewalk, and curse when they turn into slush puddles, have quite a long adventure before they make it to the ground. A snowflake begins its descent to the tip of your nose or the top of your car from thousands of feet above the Earth. Its journey starts when ice forms around a speck of dust and gets blown by winds th

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Researchers report mechanism for cellular signal amplification by scaffold proteins

Cellular signaling pathways involved in everything from the proliferation of fatty tissue to the death of neurons in the brain are tightly regulated by "cascades" of sequentially activated enzymes, MAP kinases. These enzymes are held in the proper position for activation by "scaffold" proteins.

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DNA's on/off switch

The enzyme DNA primase synthesizes the RNA primers essential to initiate the replication of our genomes.

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Researchers report mechanism for cellular signal amplification by scaffold proteins

Cellular signaling pathways involved in everything from the proliferation of fatty tissue to the death of neurons in the brain are tightly regulated by "cascades" of sequentially activated enzymes, MAP kinases. These enzymes are held in the proper position for activation by "scaffold" proteins.

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DNA's on/off switch

The enzyme DNA primase synthesizes the RNA primers essential to initiate the replication of our genomes.

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Homophobia in the hallways: LGBTQ people at risk in Catholic schools

Recently, a Calgary woman filed two human rights complaints with the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The employee, Barb Hamilton, says she was pushed out the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) because of her sexuality and was refused employment on the grounds of marital status, religious belief and sexual orientation.

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Chinese university hospital denounces “malicious attack” by Western vaccine industry

Manipulated data in 17 papers from one cancer research lab in China gets flagged on PubPeer. It ends with the university hospital in Wuhan issuing a secret statement accusing the US pharma giant a Merck of a conspiracy to slander a Chinese Academy member, Dr Ding Ma.

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Ryssland varnar Facebook och Twitter

Rysslands tillsynsmyndighet för kommunikation, Roskomnadzor, meddelar att man öppnar ett ärende gällande Facebook och Twitter, rapporterar den ryska nyhetsbyrån Interfax.

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Delaying newborn baths increases rates of breastfeeding

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay. The paper was published Jan. 21 in the Journal for Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nu

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How staying in shape is vital for reproductive success

Cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division, finds new research from the Francis Crick Institute and King's College London.

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Astronauts could use fish and human waste to grow food on long trips

On long space missions, fish could help create a closed loop system where space travelers grow all the food they need and recycle all their waste

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The Myth of Genetic Superbabies

Gene-editing technologies are advancing rapidly, but human enhancement is harder than many seem to think — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Misstänks ha försökt bygga bomb för att döda

En man i 30-årsåldern i Uppsala är misstänkt för att ha försökt bygga en bomb för att mörda en person, rapporterar lokala medier.

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Scientists discover new 'architecture' in corn

New research on the U.S.'s most economically important agricultural plant—corn—has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol.

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Protecting monarch butterflies' winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees

Protecting monarch butterflies' winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees Protecting monarch butterflies' winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00190-1 Researchers are trying to shift Mexico's oyamel firs to higher elevations to help them weather warming temperatures.

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The VA Wants to Use DeepMind's AI to Prevent Kidney Disease

Alphabet's DeepMind artificial intelligence unit is mining data from Veterans Administration patient records, looking for clues to acute kidney injury.

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The Myth of Genetic Superbabies

Gene-editing technologies are advancing rapidly, but human enhancement is harder than many seem to think — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Bokrecension: Dåsig händelselöshet i Deborah Levys kvinnoskildring

Den passiviserade kvinnliga huvudpersonen återkommer i samtidsroman efter samtidsroman, men även hon kan skildras med mer eller mindre finess, skriver Greta Thurfjell om Deborah Levys ”Varm mjölk”.

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Dear Therapist: Why Won’t My Boyfriend Propose to Me?

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com . Dear Therapist, For Christmas this year, my boyfriend surprised me with a ring. It’s sapphire and silver—beautiful. But it’s not an engagement ring. Without saying so outright, he made clear that it was just a ring. After dat

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The Myth of Genetic Superbabies

Gene-editing technologies are advancing rapidly, but human enhancement is harder than many seem to think — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Whatsapp begränsas för att stoppa rykten

I ett försök att stoppa spridningen av ”falska nyheter och rykten” inför Facebook begränsningar för den populära chattappen Whatsapp.

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Scientists discover new 'architecture' in corn

New research on the U.S.'s most economically important agricultural plant—corn—has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn …

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How staying in shape is vital for reproductive success

Cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division, finds new research from the Francis Crick Institute and King's College London.

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Alle 49 havvindmøller på plads på Horns Rev 3

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind har nu installeret den sidste af de i alt 49 vindmøller på hver 8.3 MW i Danmarks næste havmøllepark, Horns Rev 3, der opføres af Vattenfall ud for den jyske vestkyst.

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It-professor tvivler på succes med afløseren til skandalesystemet EFI: »Det er for indviklet«

Det nye inddrivelsesssystem PSRM er ikke radikalt forbedret siden forgængeren EFI, mener Søren Lauesen fra IT-Universitetet.

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How staying in shape is vital for reproductive success

Cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division, finds new research from the Francis Crick Institute and King's College London.

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”Ett kulturpolitiskt oprövat kort”

Socialdemokraterna har släppt kulturfrågorna och den kulturpolitiska polariseringen i värdefrågor kan komma att öka. Så lyder de första reaktionerna på valet av Amanda Lind (MP) som ny kulturminister.

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Broadband achromatic metalens focuses light regardless of polarization

We live in a polarized world. No, we aren't talking about politics—we're talking about light. Much of the light we see and use is partially polarized, meaning its electric field vibrates in specific directions. Lenses designed to work across a range of applications, from phone cameras to microscopes and sensors, need to be able to focus light regardless of its polarization.

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Scientists discover new 'architecture' in corn

New research on the U.S.'s most economically important agricultural plant—corn—has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol.

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Second woman carrying gene-edited baby in China: state media

A researcher who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment.

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Second woman carrying gene-edited baby in China: state media

A researcher who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment.

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Staff fraud may cost China's DJI drone maker $150 million

Chinese drone maker DJI has placed 45 employees under investigation for alleged fraud that could cost the company more than one billion yuan ($150 million) in losses, the firm said Monday.

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Russian watchdog launches 'administrative proceedings' against Facebook, Twitter

Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched "administrative proceedings" Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of not complying with Russian law, news agencies reported.

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EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny

Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies.

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Nya regeringen håller presskonferens

På måndagen presenterade Stefan Löfven (S) sin nya regering. Hans Dahlgren (S) blir ny EU-minister, Amanda Lind (MP) ny kulturminister och Anders Ygeman gör comeback på det nya infrastrukturdepartementet. Följ händelserna direkt med DN.

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Make robot motions natural

Make robot motions natural Make robot motions natural, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00211-z Humanoid machines should move and gesture more like us, argues Amy LaViers.

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The incredibly rare super blood wolf moon eclipse

The first and last blood moon of the year has peaked.

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Techtopia #88: Hackerjægerens kuffert

Køber du billige uoriginale iPhone-kabler og billige smart-ure købt på nettet? Så laver du måske bagdøre for hackere i din computer.

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Overraskede forskere finder smådyr i mudder dybt under Sydpolens is

Ved at smelte et kilometer dybt hul i isen på Sydpolen har amerikanske forskere fået adgang til en skjult sø, hvor dyr og skaller dukker frem af bundens mudder.

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Chevy made a full-size Silverado truck out of Lego bricks

Hey, Bugatti, you're not the only one who can fashion a full-size car out of toy bricks as a publicity stunt. Chevy has enlisted the help of students from Oxford Community School …

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Sveriges försvarssamarbeten ska värnas och utvecklas

Sveriges militära alliansfrihet står fast, men säkerhetssamarbetena med Finland och USA framhölls särskilt i regeringsförklaringen. Försvarsanslagen höjs successivt, och försvarsberedningens förslag ska följas.

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Fokus på klimat i Löfvens regeringsförklaring

Det blir stor fokus på miljö och klimat. Men statsminister Stefan Löfven inledde sin regeringsförklaring med att slå fast att Sverige lyckats hålla antidemokratiska agendor borta från regeringsmakten. – I Sverige har vi valt en annan väg, sa landets nyvalda statsminister.

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Ändrade renlighetsideal i klimatkrisens spår

Många vill minska sin klimatbelastning men känner frustration över att de inte vet vad som är smartast att satsa på. För att snabba på beteendeförändringar förespråkar Tullia Jack i sin avhandling att energiförbrukningen på exempelvis tvätt- och diskmaskiner ska synliggöras. – Hade vi haft koll på hur mycket vatten och energi det faktiskt går åt till att köra en tvätt tror jag vi skulle tänka eft

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“We were very uncomfortable with this situation:” French group loses aging paper for “overlap”

The authors of a 2017 paper on how chronic inflammation might hasten aging have retracted the work because it turned out to be a collage of previously published articles. The paper, “Chronic Inflammation: Accelerator of Biological Aging,” appeared in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, an Oxford University Press title. It has been cited 41 … Continue reading “We were very uncomfortable with thi

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Creative iPad Pro Apps: Procreate, SketchBook, Assembly, Comic Draw

Whether you’re a casual scribbler or seasoned illustrator, the iPad Pro, paired with its Pencil, can be a serious artistic tool.

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DIY Robotics Gear: CNC Router, Arduino, Dremel Tool, Solder Station

Whether you’re hacking a Roomba into a home-­security droid or assembling your own robocreation, outfit your workbench with these essentials.

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Shouldn’t We All Have Seamless Micropayments By Now?

The web’s founders fully expected some form of digital payment to be integral to its functioning. But nearly three decades later, we're still waiting.

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Angry Nerd: Google's Smart Reply Makes Us All Dumber

AI has its uses, of course. But Google’s multiple-choice attempt at linguistic outsourcing in our inboxes? That's a real horror.

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More College Esports Players Are Cashing In Big Scholarships

Nearly 200 US colleges are offering around $15 million per year in scholarships, and university teams can earn millions more in tournament prizes.

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Airbnb-Hotel Hybrids Offer More Homey Comfort With Less Risk

Startups like Domio let you book an apartment hotel: lodging that promises the roominess of a homestay with the consistency and amenities of a hotel.

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One Scientist Hopes to Engineer the Climate With Antacid

In the first solar geoengineering experiment in the lower atmosphere, scientists will test a recipe that could provide some temperature control back on Earth.

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Watching Our Weight Could Be Killing Us

Body size and food consumption might not be the be-all, end-all of health and well-being. So why are we so obsessed with how we look and what we eat?

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With Interactive TV, Netflix Makes Every Viewer a Showrunner

Netflix’s choose-your-own-adventure content will find its audience—first through novelty, then because creators will tease ever more fireworks out of the form.

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Weedmaps’ Grip on the High-Flying California Pot Market

Weedmaps doesn’t sell pot itself. It's just a tech platform that provides visibility for those who do—apparently, whether or not they follow state rules.

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Mayku FormBox: Mold Your Next Work of Art With a Vacuum and a little Heat

Smaller than a microwave, the Mayku FormBox uses heat and suction to create precise molds out of plastic.

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Jargon Watch: Stochastic Terrorism Lets Bullies Operate in Plain Sight

It takes a master demagogue to weaponize unstable individuals and aim them at political enemies.

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How to Shoot the Best Aerial Footage With Your Drone: DJI, Yuneec

From swooping landscapes to the most dramatic selfie vids ever, a drone can capture it all. These tips will help make your footage extra fly.

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3 Smart Things: The Hidden Lives of Liquids

Did you know human salivary glands pump out about a quart—a Big Gulp!—a day?

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How AI Will Turn Us All Into Filmmakers

As artificial intelligence sneaks its way into all corners of life—driving, finance, chatbots—everyday video will become ripe for an upgrade.

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The History of the X-Acto Knife, From Battlefields to Craft Tables

From military medical tents to the drafting table, the versatile X-acto knife always makes the cut.

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Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3: A Tactile Controller The Boosts Your Beats

When you debut your jam, the audience will get to see you play an actual instrument, not just your laptop.

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How One Photographer Traces the Moon and Stars Across the Country

In his series "Of Heaven and Earth," photographer David Shannon-Lier records the movements of the moon and stars, then adds his own earthly markings.

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Reefer Madness 2.0: What Marijuana Science Says, and Doesn’t Say

A new book by Alex Berenson and an article by Malcolm Gladwell on marijuana science offer a master class in statistical malfeasance, a smorgasbord of logical fallacies, and data-free fear mongering that serve only to muddle an issue that, as the experts point out, needs plenty of good-faith work as it is.

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Why I wear my life on my skin

In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin. This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and things that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans. Echols believes that all places a

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What the Camp Fire Revealed

Natural disasters are equalizing forces. Fires torch the homes of the rich and the poor alike. Hurricanes destroy cruise ships as well as decade-old cars. Earthquakes level cities, affecting everyone within. But natural disasters are also polarizing forces. Income and wealth shape who gets hit; how much individuals, insurers, nonprofits, and governments are willing and able to help; and who recov

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What to Expect at This Year’s Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival always marks the beginning of an exciting new year in cinema just as the previous awards season lumbers to a conclusion (the 2019 Oscar nominations will be announced just days before Sundance starts on January 24). Two years ago, Jordan Peele’s Get Out premiered at the festival and quickly became one of the most talked-about movies of 2016. Last year, a slew of hits inc

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Stockholms förra socialborgarråd Åsa Lindhagen (MP) blir statsråd

Stockholms före detta socialborgarråd Åsa Lindhagen (MP) tar plats som statsråd i Stefan Löfvens nya regering.

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Här är alla ministrar i Sveriges nya regering

Sverige har fått en ny regering – efter en rekordlång regeringsbildning. Här är alla ministrar i Stefan Löfvens regering 2019.

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Amanda Lind (MP) blir ny kulturminister

Amanda Lind (MP) blir ny kulturminister. Hon är tidigare partisekreterare för Miljöpartiet.

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Over 56.55% Faradaic efficiency of ambient ammonia synthesis enabled by positively shifting the reaction potential

Over 56.55% Faradaic efficiency of ambient ammonia synthesis enabled by positively shifting the reaction potential Over 56.55% Faradaic efficiency of ambient ammonia synthesis enabled by positively shifting the reaction potential, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08120-x While direct N2 reduction using electrochemistry offers an appealing method to obtain usable nitrogen,

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Author Correction: Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci for B-cell childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Author Correction: Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci for B-cell childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia Author Correction: Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci for B-cell childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08106-9 Author Correction: Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibili

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Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism limits experimental choroidal neovascularization and structural changes associated with neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism limits experimental choroidal neovascularization and structural changes associated with neovascular age-related macular degeneration Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism limits experimental choroidal neovascularization and structural changes associated with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-01

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Diverse manifestations of the mid-Pleistocene climate transition

Diverse manifestations of the mid-Pleistocene climate transition Diverse manifestations of the mid-Pleistocene climate transition, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08257-9 The mid-Pleistocene transition is recognized as a shift in paleoclimatic periodicity from 41- to 100-kyr cycles. Here the authors present a unique mid-Pleistocene transition of coupled monsoon-vegetatio

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Anti-LRP5/6 VHHs promote differentiation of Wnt-hypersensitive intestinal stem cells

Anti-LRP5/6 VHHs promote differentiation of Wnt-hypersensitive intestinal stem cells Anti-LRP5/6 VHHs promote differentiation of Wnt-hypersensitive intestinal stem cells, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08172-z Enhanced Wnt receptor activity is a major cause of cancer development. Here the authors identify camelid single-domain antibody fragments (VHHs) that bind to the

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Genome-wide association study of body fat distribution identifies adiposity loci and sex-specific genetic effects

Genome-wide association study of body fat distribution identifies adiposity loci and sex-specific genetic effects Genome-wide association study of body fat distribution identifies adiposity loci and sex-specific genetic effects, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08000-4 Obesity and the distribution of fat within the body are risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases. Here,

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Strong-correlation induced high-mobility electrons in Dirac semimetal of perovskite oxide

Strong-correlation induced high-mobility electrons in Dirac semimetal of perovskite oxide Strong-correlation induced high-mobility electrons in Dirac semimetal of perovskite oxide, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08149-y Electron correlation normally makes electrons less mobile, but it is still not clear when correlation becomes very strong in Dirac semimetals. Here, Fuj

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Low-frequency variation in TP53 has large effects on head circumference and intracranial volume

Low-frequency variation in TP53 has large effects on head circumference and intracranial volume Low-frequency variation in TP53 has large effects on head circumference and intracranial volume, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07863-x Size and shape of the brain are, among others, influenced by the dimensions of the skull. Here, the authors report genome-wide association s

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Ny misstänkt anhållen för Skövdebrand

Ytterligare en person anhölls under lördagen misstänkt för mordbrand i Södra Ryd i Skövde i förra veckan.

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How staying in shape is vital for reproductive success

Cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division, finds new research from the Francis Crick Institute and King's College London.The research, published in Nature Communications, reveals a fundamental biological basis for scaling, where cells maintain their proportions as they grow or shrink. This principle is seen throughout life, from single cells throug

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Broadband achromatic metalens focuses light regardless of polarization

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a polarization-insensitive metalens that can achromatically focus light across the visible spectrum without aberrations. This flat lens could be used for everything from virtual or augmented reality headsets to microscopy, lithography, sensors, and displays.

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Scientists discover new 'architecture' in corn

New research on the US's most economically important agricultural plant — corn — has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol.

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Genetic study provides novel insights into the evolution of skin color

Skin color is one of the most visible and variable traits among humans and scientists have always been curious about how this variation evolved. Now, a study of diverse Latin American populations led by UCL geneticists has identified new genetic variations associated with skin color.

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How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?

For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint.

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Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies

A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and to a much lower extent in men. In the study, which is published in Nature Communications, the researchers measured how fat was distributed in nearly 360,000 voluntary parti

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Scientists find genes with large effects on head and brain size

The size of children's heads is not only related to the growth of their skull, but also their brain. A genome-wide analysis, published in Nature Communications, now reports the largest known genetic effects on head circumference and the related measure of intracranial volume.

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Are you a super pooper?

You may have heard that your gut bacteria or 'microbiome' outnumbers your own cells — but did you know that your microbiome … has its own microbiome? Or that turning veggie can transform your microbiome in just 24 hours? How about scientists trialing poop transplants for diabetes?A new review in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology reveals some surprising facts in its quest to disco

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Russian watchdog launches 'administrative proceedings' against Facebook, Twitter

Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched "administrative proceedings" Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of not complying with Russian law, news agencies …

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Dolby Reportedly Working Music Recording App For Mobile Devices

Image credit – TechCrunchIdeally musicians would prefer recording inside of a recording studio with more professional grade equipment and software, where one of the benefits of a studio …

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Trods mangelfuldt projektmateriale: Region må slippe 200 mio. ekstra for psykiatri-byggeri

PLUS. Selv om Region Sjælland har fået ret i flere af sine klagesager mod rådgivere og entreprenører, har erstatningerne ikke kunne dække regionens ekstraudgifter. Ekstraregningen lander på ca. 200 mio. kr.

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Rescue of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells formation in plcg1 zebrafish mutant

Rescue of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells formation in plcg1 zebrafish mutant Rescue of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells formation in plcg1 zebrafish mutant, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36338-8 Rescue of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells formation in plcg1 zebrafish mutant

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Cytostatic and Anti-tumor Potential of Ajwa Date Pulp against Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma HepG2 Cells

Cytostatic and Anti-tumor Potential of Ajwa Date Pulp against Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma HepG2 Cells Cytostatic and Anti-tumor Potential of Ajwa Date Pulp against Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma HepG2 Cells, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36475-0 Cytostatic and Anti-tumor Potential of Ajwa Date Pulp against Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma HepG2 Cells

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In pictures: 'Super blood wolf moon'

Some stargazers struggled to see the rare lunar eclipse which makes the moon appear to glow red.

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The surprising reason why some Latin Americans have light skin

New gene variant undercuts simplistic assumptions about skin color and ancestry

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You Don't Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb

Ditching carbs can led to quick weight loss, but can you really stick with it? Here's the science on eating carbs smarter to keep you sated and healthy. (Image credit: fcafotodigital/Getty Images)

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Färre dödsfall i prostatacancer vid PSA-screening

– Den här forskningen är viktig eftersom den visar på långtidseffekterna av ett organiserat screeningprogram i Sverige, konstaterar Maria Frånlund, disputerad inom urologi vid Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs universitet, och överläkare på universitetssjukhuset. Hennes avhandling om screening för prostatacancer kommer efter Socialstyrelsens senaste rekommendation, utfärdad 2018, om att hälso- och

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Faecal transplant researchers identify 'super-pooper' donors

Study finds stool transplants from some donors are far more effective than others Researchers looking into the success of faecal transplants believe they have identified why the poo of certain donors produces better results than others – so called “super-donors”. A team at the University of Auckland examined results from previous studies on faecal transplants – when faeces, and the microbes it co

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Varierat och lyckat när nystartad kammarmusikfestival i Göteborg blickar västerut

Karin Dornbusch har efter Båstad kammarmusikfestival startat den internationella kammarmusikfestivalen "Frontside" i Göteborg. DN:s recensent Martin Nyström har tillbringat fyra musikaliskt lyckade dagar i klanger av mer eller mindre känd amerikansk kammarmusik framförd av strålande musiker.

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What the super blood wolf moon looked like around the world – video report

Stargazers across the globe have braved sub-zero temperatures to catch a glimpse of the lunar phenomenon known as a super blood wolf moon Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to view lunar eclipse Continue reading…

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Dim the lights for some natural pollination

Even a bit of darkness has ecological as well as environmental benefits, research suggests. Nick Carne reports.

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'Sticky' water holds the key to antifouling surfaces

Researchers have unlocked the mystery of what makes water bind to certain surfaces, with implications for creating cheap and effective antifouling solutions.

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Hong Kong failing to tackle wildlife smuggling epidemic: study

Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences, conservation groups said Monday, as they detailed the city's role in the lucrative trade.

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China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday.

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Facebook står til stor bøde for datalæk i Cambridge Analytica-sag

Ifølge The Washington Post, vil USA's Federal Trade Commission snart idømme Facebook en bøde på over 140 millioner kroner.

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Hong Kong failing to tackle wildlife smuggling epidemic: study

Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences, conservation groups said Monday, as they detailed the city's role in the lucrative trade.

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China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday.

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Ecological benefits of part-night lighting revealed

Switching off street lights to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on our nocturnal pollinators, according to new research.

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Ecological benefits of part-night lighting revealed

Switching off street lights to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on our nocturnal pollinators, according to new research.

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Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine'

The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesised by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune, say researchers.

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Klättrande robot kan inspektera flygplan

Uppdraget för Luleå tekniska universitets forskargrupp i reglerteknik har varit att konstruera och utveckla mekanik, elektronik och programvarukomponenter till en vortexrobot, en robot som med hjälp av kontrollerat undertryck kan klättra på ytor, även sådana som är böjda eller lutande. Forskarna har testat vortexroboten i fältförsök på en fullskalig Boeing 737 på en anläggning i anslutning till b

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Läkare åtalas för våldtäktsförsök

En läkare vid ett sjukhus i Stockholmsområdet åtalas misstänkt för försök till våldtäkt. Brottet ska inte ha inte ha skett när denne var i tjänst. Läkaren ska enligt åtalet ha slagit kvinnan och förgripit sig på henne i hennes lägenhet.

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Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow.

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Kabul chokes on dirty air as temperatures plunge

Kabul residents have long run the gauntlet of suicide attacks and bombs. This winter, however, they face another deadly threat: air pollution.

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World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

The world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality.

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SBAB tror på långsamt stigande boräntor

Statliga SBAB förutspår långsamt stigande boräntor. Mellan 2019 och 2022 förväntas den genomsnittliga marknadsräntan med tre månaders bindningstid stiga från 1,6 till 2,4 procent. Det är något långsammare än vad banken tidigare förutspått.

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Researchers conduct first population-based study of suicide risk in people with autism

Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality in individuals with ASD in the United States. The 20-year retrospective study found that for individuals with autism, particularly females, the risk of suicide has increased through time compared to their non-autistic peers.

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Airbus sells 65 jets to SMBC Aviation Capital

Aircraft leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital has finalised an order for 65 Airbus planes from the A320neo family with a catalogue price of $7.47 billion (6.6 billion euros), Airbus said Monday.

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Demonstrationsprojekt bekræfter: Elbiler kan nu støtte det danske elnet

Allerede nu er elbiler i stand til at støtte elnettet, når de alligevel holder stille og samler støv. Sådan lyder en af konklusionerne fra demonstrationsprojektet Parker.

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Kedjad man ännu på fri fot – söks av polisen

Mannen som rymde från arrestvakterna i Hudiksvall på söndagen är fortfarande på fri fot. Polisen har goda förhoppningar att gripa mannen som nu är häktad i sin frånvaro.

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Blodmånens ruggiga myter genom historien

Vad sträcker du dig efter när du får syn på ”blodmånen” högt däruppe på himlen? För många blir svaret en kamera, men hade du varit, säg, en inka så hade det snarare varit ett spjut – för att jaga bort jaguaren som slukar månen, förstås. Här är några av de historiska myter som har omgärdat det rödaktiga fenomenet.

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HD sänker straffet för fildelning på nätet

Högsta domstolen sänker den ersättning som fyra män ska betala för att olovligen gjort filmer tillgängliga på nätet. Hovrätten dömde männen att betala 4 miljoner kronor i ersättning, men Högsta domstolen sänker straffet till 400.000 kronor.

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Man gick igenom isen på Riddarfjärden – förd till sjukhus

En man gick genom isen på Riddarfjärden tidigt på måndagsmorgonen. Räddningstjänstens ytbärgare drog upp mannen som fördes till Karolinska sjukhuset.

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Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters

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Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia

The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the outback for more than 48 years.

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Språkkrönika: Språktest ger inte integration

SPRÅKKRÖNIKA. Allt fler partier kräver obligatoriska språktest. Men forskarna menar att det saknas vetenskapligt stöd för att språktest främjar integrationen.

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Misstänkt mässlingfall i Umeå

Ett barn som besökt primärvårdsjouren och Norrlands universitetssjukhus under veckan misstänks vara drabbat av den mycket smittsamma och potentiellt farliga sjukdomen mässling, rapporterar lokala medier.

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Clínica 0-19: False hope in Monterrey for brain cancer patients (part 4)

Last week, Annabelle Potts, a girl with the deadly brain cancer DIPG, passed away. She had made the news in Australia and worldwide because she had been treated at Clínica 0-19 in Monterrey, Mexico, where Drs. Alberto Garcia and Alberto Siller treat DIPG patients with a secret unproven mix of intra-arterial chemotherapy injected directly into the arteries feeding the brainstem, all while charging

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Engelska skolans vd hoppar av – oenighet om ledarskapet

Internationella Engelska Skolans (IES) vd Annette Brodin Rampe lämnar koncernen. I ett pressmeddelande skriver hon: Det råder ”olika syn på vilket ledarskap som krävs för att implementera IES strategi”.

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Strömavbrott på Östermalm

Drygt 1.500 kunder på Östermalm har drabbats av strömavbrott. Orsaken är en avgrävd kabel.

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Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon: Photos From Around the World

Photographers captured scenes in the skies as the Earth’s shadow covered the moon.

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Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’

With Rapid DNA machines, genetic fingerprinting could become as routine as the old-fashioned kind. But forensic experts see a potential for misuse.

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Miljondom mot bolag bakom omstridd villa

Det anrika huset Villa Söderås är sedan flera år under ombyggnad och centrum för en infekterad konflikt på Lidingö. Trots protester från Lidingöborna har höga vallar byggts runt fastigheten, men företaget som skötte grävningarna fick inte betalt och gick i konkurs. Nu har ägarbolaget dömts i tingsrätten att betala över 2,5 miljoner kronor.

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Darj ska stoppa norrmännen: Jag gillar att vara grisig

Han gör inte de spektakulära målen eller passningarna. Sveriges försvarsgeneral Max Darj är landslagets mest okända spelare. Men för laget är han ovärderlig. – Han är bäst i laget på att inte vara dålig, beskriver förbundskapten Kristján Andrésson den 27-årige försvarsjätten.

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