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Ebola Vaccine Supplies Are Expected to Last

The World Health Organization predicts the Democratic Republic of the Congo has enough of the experimental vaccine — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Phosphoproteomics of Arabidopsis Highly ABA-Induced1 identifies AT-Hook-Like10 phosphorylation required for stress growth regulation [Plant Biology]

The clade A protein phosphatase 2C Highly ABA-Induced 1 (HAI1) plays an important role in stress signaling, yet little information is available on HAI1-regulated phosphoproteins. Quantitative phosphoproteomics identified phosphopeptides of increased abundance in hai1-2 in unstressed plants and in plants exposed to low-water potential (drought) stress. The identity and localization…

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Undervisningsministeriet fjerner mulighed for anonym trivselsmåling

Der bliver ikke mulighed for at svare på papir ved de kommende målinger.

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Star material could be building block of life

An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth.

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Can you pick an MMA winner by studying fighters' faces?

With the UFC set to appear in Prague for the first time this February 23rd, Czech researchers have been getting into the fighting spirit. Participants were unable to predict fighters' MMA score based on 360 degree headshots — but their face-based favorites tended to have higher anaerobic performance

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Unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients

Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis — a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years — have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to a new study.

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New technology uses lasers to transmit audible messages to specific people

Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver equipment. The ability to send highly targeted audio signals over the air could be used to communicate across noisy rooms or warn individuals of a dangerous situation such as an active shooter.

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New drug fights back against deadly ricin toxin

A new study shows for the first time that an experimental drug can save nonhuman primates exposed to ricin, a potential bioterrorism agent. “Clinically, there is no treatment that can be administered currently to save someone in the event of an exposure to this toxin,” says Chad Roy, director of biodefense research programs at Tulane University’s National Primate Research Center, and lead author

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Unfair Diagnosis: Socioeconomic Gap Drives Cancer Outcomes

Too often, ethnicity and income level determine whether a patient survives cancer — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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3D-printed soft mesh robots

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.

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Scientific societies worry Plan S will make them shutter journals, slash services

Stringent proposal to make scientific papers free could drastically shrink publishers' revenues

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Try it: Tiny eye movements affect how we see contrast

Contrast sensitivity depends in part on small eye movements that we’re not even aware of making, report researchers. It is often difficult for a driver to see a person walking on the side of the road at night—especially if the person is wearing dark colors. One of the factors causing this difficulty is a decrease in contrast, making it hard to segment an object, such as a person, from its backgro

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New technology uses lasers to transmit audible messages to specific people

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory report using two different laser-based methods to transmit various tones, music and recorded speech at a conversational volume

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Scientists of the Samara Polytech have developed a new method for wells designing

The methodical approach of wells design, developed at the Oil and Gas Wells Drilling Department, will allow to obtain more accurate information about the field and predict problems that may arise during the operation on the well.

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Neglected-disease research funding hits record high

Neglected-disease research funding hits record high Neglected-disease research funding hits record high, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00244-4 Advocacy and research efforts are paying off as new treatments get approved.

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Alzheimer's disease: Scientists restore memory in mice through epigenetic treatment

A new study on mice with Alzheimer's disease claims to have identified the key epigenetic factor that leads to memory loss from Alzheimer's disease. Using a drug treatment that blocked a particular set of enzymes, the scientists were able to restore memory functions in mice. Epigenetics is a relatively new field, but its treatments could someday change the way we treat disease. None In a new and

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Unfair Diagnosis: Socioeconomic Gap Drives Cancer Outcomes

Too often, ethnicity and income level determine whether a patient survives cancer — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Netflix finally accepted in Hollywood club—but not fully

By earning its first-ever Oscar nomination for best picture with "Roma," Netflix has propelled itself into Hollywood's club of elite filmmakers, but the streaming giant's hybrid business model still hasn't won over its sharpest critics.

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NASA replaces astronaut on Boeing's first crew launch

NASA has replaced an astronaut assigned to Boeing's first launch with a crew.

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An icy forecast for ringed seal populations

Arctic sea ice is now declining at a rate of 12.8 percent per decade – 2012 had the lowest amount of summer ice on record. The drastic change has numerous implications for Arctic ecosystems, from increased shipping – the first commercial container ship crossed the Arctic Ocean in fall 2018—to changing food webs.

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More Americans Believe in Global Warming Than Ever Before

Facing Reality Americans are coming to terms with the reality of global warming. That’s the conclusion of a new report from researchers from Yale University and George Mason University about Americans’ shifting attitudes toward global warming. They found that more Americans than ever before now think global warming is happening — and they’re increasingly worried about what it means for the future

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Protein engineering extends the language of immune cells

Small infections can be fatal: Millions of people die each year from sepsis, an overreaction of the immune system. A new immune signaling molecule now provides the basis for potential new approaches in sepsis therapy.

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No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime

At first glance, the hagfish—a sinuous, tubular animal with pink-grey skin and a paddle-shaped tail—looks very much like an eel. Naturalists can tell the two apart because hagfish, unlike other fish, lack backbones. (And, also, jaws.) For everyone else, there’s an even easier method. “Look at the hand holding the fish,” marine biologist Andrew Thaler once noted . “Is it completely covered in slim

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Russell Baker: ‘When Writing Is Fun, It’s Not Very Good’

When Russell Baker imagined his own death for The New York Times , in 1979, it was because he’d just experienced something delightfully unsettling while taking a walk near his apartment on 58th street. There he was, about to re-enter the building, when something huge splatted on the sidewalk at his feet. It was a raw potato. And, for a deadpanning humorist on deadline, the potato was a gift. Some

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Astronomers find star material could be building block of life

An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

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White mortgage agents may charge minority borrowers higher mortgage fees

Mortgage seekers from minority groups may pay more in fees than similarly qualified white borrowers, according to a team of researchers.In a study, the researchers found that when minorities seek mortgages they pay about 8 percent more — or $400 more — than white borrowers when they seek loans from white mortgage agents. Mortgage agents can assess fees, such as the broker origination fee, which

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Researchers find the trick to molding metal at the nanoscale

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Spänt i Venezuela när oppositionen demonstrerar

Oppositionen i Venezuela har kallat till nationella demonstrationer mot president Maduro sedan han trots anklagelser om valfusk nyligen svurits in för ännu en mandatperiod. Spänningen i landet har ökat ytterligare efter att en grupp militärer greps under måndagen, anklagade för att ha konspirerat mot regeringen.

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Alec Baldwin döms till vård för ilskeutbrott

Skådespelaren Alec Baldwin har erkänt sig skyldig till trakasserier och döms till att gå i behandling för sin ilska efter ett uppmärksammat bråk på New Yorks gator i höstas, skriver The Wrap. Han får även betala en avgift på 120 dollar och måste skicka in dokumentation till rätten att han fullföljt vårdprogrammet.

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Batterifri Bluetooth-etiket henter energi fra radiobølger

En energihøstende etiket gør bluetooth til et kraftfuldt alternativ til RFID-tags.

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Framtiden för cannabisolja kan avgöras i Högsta domstolen

Riksåklagaren vill att Högsta domstolen ska pröva om en olja som innehåller substansen THC ska klassas som narkotika eller inte. Detta sedan en tilltalad i både tingsrätt och hovrätt friats från ringa narkotikabrott efter att ha innehaft fem flaskor med olja som innehöll THC – den rusgivande substansen i cannabis.

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Göteborg kan få friidrotts-EM 2024

Göteborg är en av tre kandidatstäder som gör upp om att arrangera friidrotts-EM 2024, skriver Europeiska friidrottsförbundet i ett pressmeddelande. Den svenska staden, som senast stod värd för utomhus-EM 2006 och inomhus-EM 2013, gör upp om värdskapet med Vitrysslands huvudstad Minsk och den polska regionen Schlesien.

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The way we take the pill has more to do with religion than science

Health Having a monthly "period" while on the pill is far from necessary The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases the likelihood of taking it incorrectly, leaving…

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VM-drömmen lever för Vonn: ”Fortfarande hoppfull”

I söndags meddelade Lindsey Vonn att hon kan ha gjort sin sista tävling. På onsdagen öppnade hon för en fortsättning. VM i Åre är kanske inte uteslutet för alpinvärldens största stjärna. ”Jag är fortfarande hoppfull”, skriver Vonn på Instagram.

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Bitter pill: why aspirin is not such a wonder drug

New research analysis has found that for some patients the risk from the drug of increased bleeding events outweighs its benefits in preventing heart attacks and strokes Aspirin has long been believed to help prevent heart attacks and strokes, and some studies have shown it to have a protective effect against some cancers. As a result, some people religiously pop a low-dose aspirin after breakfas

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Apokalyps på mexikanskt vis

Det kommer ständigt nya romaner, filmer, serier och datorspel med apokalyptiskt tema. I december gjorde till exempel Susan Biers thriller Bird Box succé på streamingsajten Netflix och i år har Göteborg Film Festival valt apokalypsen som fokus. I en ny avhandling samlas och beskrivs den rika och originella traditionen av samtida mexikanska noveller som behandlar jordens undergång. Gabriela Mercado

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Shedding light on Saturn's moon Titan's mysterious atmosphere

A new study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. The study posits that one key to Titan's mysterious atmosphere is the 'cooking' of organic material in the moon's interior.

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An icy forecast for ringed seal populations

Scientists have already observed and predicted that high ringed seal pup mortality rates are linked to poor environmental conditions like early ice breakup and low snow. Researchers have now gone a step further by coupling these hypotheses with forecasts of future spring snow and ice conditions, developing a mathematical model, and following it to some stark conclusions for populations off the Amu

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Plants can smell, now researchers know how

Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules changes gene expression in plants. Manipulating plants' odor detection systems may lead to new ways of influencing plant behavior.

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3D-printed soft mesh robots

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.

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Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?

Biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, have answered that question. Their recently published study explains how hard it can be when it comes to wildlife classification — even experts have difficulty agreeing on whether a cat in a picture is a bobcat or a lynx.

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Säkerhetsskyddschefen larmade Säpo om brister på Svenska kraftnät

Svenska kraftnäts dåvarande säkerhetsskyddschef Alireza Hafezi varnade redan i maj förra året Säpo för luckor i myndighetens säkerhetsarbete. Hans bedömning: bristerna kunde få allvarliga konsekvenser för verksamheten, samhället och Sveriges säkerhet. – Jag upplevde att det var svårt att få gehör internt så jag ville att vår tillsynsmyndighet skulle få kännedom om vad som var på gång, säger han ti

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Astronomers find star material could be building block of life

An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

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Study examines racial differences in time to breast cancer surgery in military health system

Less access to care and lower insurance coverage are among the reasons for racial disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States. Eligible beneficiaries in the US Military Health System have insurance and access to care. This study examined whether racial differences existed in time to surgery and whether any differences in that time might explain racial disparities in overall survival

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Association of childhood lead exposure with adult personality traits, mental health

Millions of adults now entering middle age were exposed to high levels of lead as children, with childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ, greater rates of child behavior problems, hyperactivity and antisocial behavior. This study included nearly 600 children in New Zealand who had their blood lead levels measured at age 11 and their mental health assessed periodically through age 38.

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Dermatologists find inconsistencies in Medicare off-label prescription list

If a patient has private insurance, doctors can get prior approval to prescribe a drug 'off-label' to make sure the medication will be covered, but when it comes to Medicare part D, coverage decisions are dictated by two compendia — lists of medications and what they're indicated for. Researchers examined these lists and found they are incomplete, outdated, and frequently in conflict with each ot

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Study supports physical activity as a preventive strategy against depression

A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has used a novel research method to strongly support physical activity as a preventive measure for depression.

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Childhood lead exposure linked to poor adult mental health

Lead exposure in childhood appears to have long-lasting negative effects on mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study of people who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline. The findings, which will appear Jan. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry, reveal that the higher a person's blood lead levels at age 11, the more likely they are to show signs of mental illness and difficult personality

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New Ocean Heat Content Histories

Guest commentary from Laure Zanna (U. Oxford) and G. Jake Gebbie (WHOI) Two recent papers, Zanna et al. (2019) (hereafter ZKGIH19) and Gebbie & Huybers (2019) (hereafter GH19), independently reconstructed ocean heat content (OHC) changes prior to the instrumentally-based records (which start ~1950). The goals (and methodologies) of the two papers were quite different – ZKGIH19 investigated region

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Daily briefing: Why more people die when the economy prospers

Daily briefing: Why more people die when the economy prospers Daily briefing: Why more people die when the economy prospers, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00270-2 An economic boom can be bad for your health, the CRISPR-baby scientist has been fired and PhDs face a US$18,000 gender pay gap.

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Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time

The Amazon boss puts up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas for a series of Nasa experiments.

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Why A.I. is a big fat lie

A.I. is a big fat lie A.I. is a big fat lie. Artificial intelligence is a fraudulent hoax — or in the best cases it's a hyped-up buzzword that confuses and deceives. The much better, precise term would instead usually be machine learning – which is genuinely powerful and everyone oughta be excited about it. On the other hand, AI does provide some great material for nerdy jokes. So put on your ske

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AI can predict your future tweets by looking at your friends’ accounts

The study examined the past tweets of hundreds of Twitter users, each within a particular social circle, in order to see how accurate of predictions it's possible to make with machine-learning techniques. The results showed that machine-learning techniques can predict the future Twitter activity of a given user by looking only at about 9 of their friends, and that these predictions are about as a

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Hurricane-Force Gusts Knocked Over SpaceX’s Starship Last Night

Hard Knocks Nature just dealt SpaceX a powerful blow. Tuesday night, wind gusts described by Business Insider as “hurricane-force” blasted the southern Texas facility where the company is building its massive Starship rocket. The gusts were powerful enough to break the rocket free of its mooring blocks, knocking it on its side and causing damage that will take “a few weeks to repair,” according t

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Två personer saknas efter isolycka

Fem personer har gått genom isen i höjd med Långsand utanför Skutskär.

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Brommapojkarna behåller sitt namn – tills vidare

Den infekterade striden om en eventuell namnändring av Europas största fotbollsförening IF Brommapojkarna skjuts på framtiden. Det kommer styrelsen föreslå på årsmötet den 19 februari.

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How did Uranus end up on its side? We've been finding out

Uranus is arguably the most mysterious planet in the solar system – we know very little about it. So far, we have only visited the planet once, with the Voyager 2 spacecraft back in 1986. The most obvious odd thing about this ice giant is the fact that it is spinning on its side.

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Automated Pipetting Robot for Sensitive Samples

NEW! The Liquid Handling Station flow (LHS flow) is BRAND’s pipetting robot for applications where samples must be protected from particles and microorganisms.

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10 books to check out from Jordan Peterson's 'Great Books' list

Peterson's Great Books list features classics by Orwell, Jung, Huxley, and Dostoevsky. Categories include literature, neuroscience, religion, and systems analysis. Having recently left Patreon for "freedom of speech" reasons, Peterson is taking direct donations through Paypal (and Bitcoin). We like to know what informed thinkers we respect, to better understand what shaped their worldview. On his

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Watch Live: Doomsday Clock 2019 Announcement

Will humanity inch closer to "doomsday" in 2019?

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The Feud That Birthed the Electric Guitar

“More circuitry was necessary.” How is it that in a book as rich in description, as full of imagist sound-summonings, spot-on human characterizations, and erotic paeans to the bodies of guitars as Ian S. Port’s The Birth of Loud , this rather bald little line should be my favorite? Two reasons, I think. First, it comes at a mythic moment in the story. It’s 1966, and Jimi Hendrix, newly arrived in

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This Is How the Left Destroys Itself

Boys from a Catholic high school in Kentucky are hanging out near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., doing pep-rally cheers to drown out slurs and homophobic taunts from the Black Hebrew Israelites , when an American Indian man unexpectedly arrives on the scene, beating a drum as he interposes himself between the groups. It’s the sort of conflict that … virtually never happens. Yet after wa

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Mortgage seekers of color pay more fees to white brokers

Mortgage seekers from minority groups may pay more in fees than similarly qualified white borrowers, report researchers. In a study, the researchers found that when minorities seek mortgages they pay about 8 percent more—or $400 more—than white borrowers when they seek loans from white mortgage agents. Mortgage agents can assess fees, such as the broker origination fee, which are negotiable, or c

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Women are better than men at the free throw line

As basketball season comes into full swing, consider another competition – the one between the blue and pink teams.

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The robots being readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

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Protein engineering extends the language of immune cells

Small infections can be fatal: Millions of people die each year from sepsis, an overreaction of the immune system. A new immune signaling molecule, designed by a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), now provides the basis for potential new approaches in sepsis therapy.

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An icy forecast for ringed seal populations

Scientists have already observed and predicted that high ringed seal pup mortality rates are linked to poor environmental conditions like early ice breakup and low snow. Researchers have now gone a step further by coupling these hypotheses with forecasts of future spring snow and ice conditions, developing a mathematical model, and following it to some stark conclusions for populations off the Amu

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NC state researchers create 3D-printed soft mesh robots

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.

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What's needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century | Tiana Epps-Johnson

The American election system is complicated, to say the least — but voting is one of the most tangible ways that each of us can shape our communities. How can we make the system more modern, inclusive and secure? Civil engagement champion Tiana Epps-Johnson shares what's needed to bring voting in the US into the 21st century — and to get every person to the polls.

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Conservation efforts help some rare birds more than others, study finds

Land conservation programs that have converted tens of thousands of acres of agricultural land in Illinois back to a more natural state appear to have helped some rare birds increase their populations to historic levels, a new study finds. Other bird species with wider geographic ranges have not fared as well, however.

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During the Lunar Eclipse, Something Slammed Into the Moon

A flash spotted on livestreams was likely caused by the crash of a tiny, fast-moving meteoroid left behind by a comet.

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Utsläpp av koldioxid orsakade jordens största massutdöende

Fem stora massutdöenden har skett i jordens historia. Många menar att ett sjätte pågår just nu i och med den snabba förlusten av biologisk mångfald. Det tredje utdöendet var det största och då försvann 96 procent av alla arter i haven, och 70 procent av de landlevande djuren. Orsaken var troligen gigantiska vulkanutbrott i Sibirien som ledde till att enorma mängder koldioxid och andra växthusgase

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Conservation efforts help some rare birds more than others, study finds

Land conservation programs that have converted tens of thousands of acres of agricultural land in Illinois back to a more natural state appear to have helped some rare birds increase their populations to historic levels, a new study finds. Other bird species with wider geographic ranges have not fared as well, however.

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Technology and robots will shake labour policies in Asia and the world

In the 21st century, governments cannot ignore how changes in technology will affect employment and political stability.

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Hackers Hijacked a Family’s Smart Home, Spammed Nuclear Missile Alerts

Nuclear Strike A California family’s leisurely afternoon was interrupted this weekend when an emergency alert sounded from their living room, according to the Mercury News — and warned them that nuclear war had broken out, with missiles headed for multiple U.S. cities. “It warned that the United States had retaliated against Pyongyang and that people in the affected areas had three hours to evacu

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WHO: Årets tio största globala hälsorisker

Vaccinationsmotstånd finns för första gången med på listan över de tio största globala hälsoriskerna 2019 i Världshälsoorganisationen WHO:s rapport. De senaste fem åren har antalet mässlingsfall fyrdubblats i Europa.

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Conservation efforts help some rare birds more than others, study finds

Land conservation programs that have converted tens of thousands of acres of agricultural land in Illinois back to a more natural state appear to have helped some rare birds increase their populations to historic levels, a new study finds. Other bird species with wider geographic ranges have not fared as well, however.

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Study finds unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients

Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis — a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years — have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to a new study published by Vanderbilt researchers.

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We can't save everything from climate change – here's how to make choices

Recent reports have delivered sobering messages about climate change and its consequences. They include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C; the fourth installment of the U.S. government's National Climate Assessment; and the World Meteorological Organization's initial report on the State of the Global Climate 2018.

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Americans: “We need a carbon tax, but keep the change”

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Number of EU research students in Britain drops from pre-referendum high

Number of EU research students in Britain drops from pre-referendum high Number of EU research students in Britain drops from pre-referendum high, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00240-8 Downward trend in postgraduate enrolment stokes fears of a brain drain in the country's pipeline of promising young scientists.

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The Long Lines for Women’s Bathrooms Could Be Eliminated. Why Haven’t They Been?

In 1987, a man, a woman, and their daughter attended a Tchaikovsky concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The most notable thing about their outing, all these years later, is something that actually wasn’t the least bit unusual: The two women waited in an interminably long line for the bathroom, while the man did not. What separates their uncomfortable experience from those of innumerable others is that

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Elon Musk: A “360 Degree Dash Cam” Will Soon Keep Your Tesla Safe

360 Dash Cam When Andy Sutton found a huge dent just below the door handle of this Model 3, he took to Twitter: “Really wish there was 360 dash cam feature while parked,” he wrote on Tuesday . Lo and behold, Tesla CEO Elon Musk swooped in to answer his call: three hours after Sutton’s initial tweet, Musk replied that a “Sentry Mode” will be “coming soon.” Presumably, the new mode would act as a h

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Mathematician calculates wave velocity for post-stroke therapy

A RUDN mathematician calculated the velocity of wave propagation in the brain in the course of external stimulation. This procedure is used to treat stroke patients. To do so, the scientists generally formulated the task by creating a reaction-diffusion equation and carried out a theoretical study of it. The results of the study were published in Applied Mathematics Letters.

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People likely to temper criminal sentences when given information about the cost of incarceration

When people consider sentencing an offender for a crime, they support heavier punishments when information about the cost of incarceration is unavailable, Georgia State University researchers have found.

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Shoucheng Zhang (1963–2018)

Shoucheng Zhang (1963–2018) Shoucheng Zhang (1963–2018), Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00268-w Co-discoverer of topological insulators.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Posture and Lose that Slouch

A nicely aligned body is a nicely stacked body — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Gratis broddar delas ut till äldre

Stockholms stad har överösts med anmälningar om halka den senaste veckan. Men nu kan i alla fall personer över 65 år som bor i Liljeholmen-Hägersten promenera lite säkrare. Där delas det ut gratis broddar till äldre.

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Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression

A major study, from the University of York, provides new evidence that emergency C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems after giving birth.

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New equine research reveals laminitis is as common as colic and is a year-round threat

One in 10 horses or ponies may develop at least one laminitis episode each year, making it just as common as colic, according to a new study led by Dr. Danica Pollard, a Ph.D. student at the Royal Veterinary College. The research was conducted by the Animal Health Trust in collaboration with Rossdales Equine Hospital, and funded by World Horse Welfare. Laminitis is a debilitating disease that affe

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CRISPR Just Got More Powerful With an "On” Switch

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New equine research reveals laminitis is as common as colic and is a year-round threat

One in 10 horses or ponies may develop at least one laminitis episode each year, making it just as common as colic, according to a new study led by Dr. Danica Pollard, a Ph.D. student at the Royal Veterinary College. The research was conducted by the Animal Health Trust in collaboration with Rossdales Equine Hospital, and funded by World Horse Welfare. Laminitis is a debilitating disease that affe

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Planetary scientists continue to puzzle over the mysterious slope streaks on Mars. What's causing them?

Since they were first observed in the 1970s by the Viking missions, the slope streaks that periodically appear along slopes on Mars have continued to intrigue scientists. After years of study, scientists still aren't sure exactly what causes them. While some believe that "wet" mechanisms are the culprit, others think they are the result of "dry" mechanisms.

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Remote-control plasma physics experiment is named one of top Webcams of 2018

Want to create your own plasma? You can create and control a plasma from the comfort of your own device.

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Chemists warm up to preprint servers

Preprint servers—online sites that post scientific manuscripts for free, prior to peer review—are well-established in fields such as physics and biology. More recently, two chemistry preprint servers, ChemRxiv and ChemRN, were launched. Although some chemists were initially skeptical, more are now embracing the idea of sharing their discoveries with the world before peer review, according to an ar

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Meizu Zero wants to banish a smartphone buttons and ports completely

If you're wondering where minimalism in smartphone design will lead, Meizu has an idea. The Chinese phone maker just unveiled the Meizu Zero, a seamless slab of ceramic and glass that …

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Study finds high-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

The UK's efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according to a joint study of so-called 'gazelle' firms by Aston University and the London School of Economics.

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Fewer false alarms in intensive care

Researchers at ETH Zurich are applying machine learning in intensive care units to distinguish between false alarms and those signalling real medical issues.

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New research suggests presidential systems are worse for a country's economy than parliamentary forms of government

Economists from the universities of York and Canterbury analysed economic data from 119 countries over the 1950 – 2015 period.

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Image: Lunar building block

This 1.5 tonne block was 3D printed from simulated lunar dust, to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing a Moon base using local materials.

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Uber threatens to pull back from Barcelona

Uber on Wednesday threatened to pull back from Barcelona after the regional government unveiled new regulations which will severely restrict ride-hailing services, as taxis upped the pressure with a restive strike.

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What makes the deadly pufferfish so delectable

Some people consider pufferfish, also known as fugu, a delicacy because of its unique and exquisite flavor, which is perhaps seasoned by knowledge that consumption of the fish could be deadly. Now, researchers have identified the major compounds responsible for the taste of pufferfish, minus the thrill of living dangerously. They report their results in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemis

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DARPA prototype reflectarray antenna offers high performance in small package

DARPA's Radio Frequency Risk Reduction Deployment Demonstration (R3D2) is set for launch in late February to space-qualify a new type of membrane reflectarray antenna. The antenna, made of a tissue-thin Kapton membrane, packs tightly for stowage during launch and then will deploy to its full size of 2.25 meters in diameter once it reaches low Earth orbit.

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A new board game designed to teach the old rules of masculinity

Some years ago, my senior class on medieval masculinity was discussing an article by historian Barbara Hanawalt about men and poaching in medieval England. We were focusing on Hanawalt's analysis of a medieval poem, "The Parlement of the Thre Ages" that includes a description of poaching a deer, slaughtering it and quickly hiding the remains. At the back of the class an otherwise quiet student was

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New water splitting catalyst could make it easier to generate solar fuel

Water splitting, the process of harvesting solar energy to generate energy-dense fuels, could be simplified thanks to new research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Fidget spinner as centrifuge separates blood plasma

Some people use fidget spinners—flat, multi-lobed toys with a ball bearing at the center—to diffuse nervous energy or whirl away stress. Now, researchers have found a surprising use for the toys: separating blood plasma for diagnostic tests. The new approach, reported in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry, could be useful for medical applications in regions of the world that lack electricity and ot

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Bird beaks did not adapt to food types as previously thought

A new study has shed some new light on how the beaks of birds have adapted over time.

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Östlund vidare till EM-final i Minsk trots miss

Anita Östlund tog sig till final i konståknings-EM i Minsk. Men hon var ändå inte helt nöjd efter onsdagens korta program där hon slutade på 17:e plats.

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40-tal hästar döda vid uttorkat vattenhål – extremhetta plågar Australien

Ett 40-tal vilda hästar har hittats döda nära Santa Teresa i centrala Australien. Orsaken ska vara det extrema vädret där temperaturen legat på över 40 grader tolv dagar i sträck, rapporterar The Guardian.

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Kosovo land swap could end conflict – or restart war

The Yugoslav Wars started in 1991, but never really ended Kosovo and Serbia are still enemies, and they're getting worse A proposed land swap could create peace – or reignite the conflict The death of Old Yugoslavia Wars are harder to finish than to start. Take for instance the Yugoslav Wars, which raged through most of the 1990s. The first shot was fired at 2.30 pm on June 27th, 1991, when an of

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Scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere

A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. The study posits that one key to Titan's mysterious atmosphere is the "cooking" of organic material in the moon's interior.

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The Sensible Math of Knocking Over Absurdly Large Dominoes

Using a small domino to topple a taller one, you could in theory take down a domino the size of a skyscraper. Here's how it would work.

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Undersøgelse: Universiteterne skal se ud over deres egen næsetip, når de ansætter medarbejdere

Alt for mange fastansættelser på universiteterne sker fra egne rækker og ofte med kun én kvalificeret ansøger.

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Trump Offered NASA an Unlimited Budget if It Sent Humans to Mars

Unlimited Budget A few months after taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly asked the acting NASA administrator whether the space agency would be able to send a crew ed mission to Mars by the end of his first term — if he offered unlimited funding. “But what if I gave you all the money you could ever need to do it?” Trump reportedly asked. “What if we sent NASA’s budget through the

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How to control your TV with your smartphone

DIY How is it that you always know where your phone is and never know where the Roku remote is? Here's how you can use Chromecast, AirPlay, and others to get your movies, music, and Youtube favorites beamed up to the big screen.

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CRISPR Just Got More Powerful With an “On” Switch

For all its gene-editing prowess, mechanistically CRISPR is a bit like a power tool with a broken “off” switch. Hear me out: the entire CRISPR machinery is designed in a test tube, and once constructed it’s always on . When introduced into animals or humans, CRISPR is set to roam the entire body , seeking its target gene to edit or destroy until it loses steam and gets metabolized by the body. Se

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How much rainforest do birds need?

Researchers of the Department of Conservation Biology at the University of Göttingen have carried out research in Southwest Cameroon to assess which proportion of forest would be necessary to provide sufficient habitat for rainforest bird species. The results of the study were published in the journal Biological Conservation.

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How gender inequality is reproduced on social media

Researchers from Higher School of Economics analyzed 62 million public posts on the most popular Russian social networking site VK and found that both men and women mention sons more often than daughters. They also found that posts featuring sons receive 1.5 times more likes. The results have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere

A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. The study posits that one key to Titan's mysterious atmosphere is the 'cooking' of organic material in the moon's interior.

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Fidget spinner as centrifuge separates blood plasma (video)

Some people use fidget spinners — flat, multi-lobed toys with a ball bearing at the center — to diffuse nervous energy or whirl away stress. Now, researchers have found a surprising use for the toys: separating blood plasma for diagnostic tests. The new approach, reported in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry, could be useful for medical applications in regions of the world that lack electricity

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What makes the deadly pufferfish so delectable

Some people consider pufferfish, also known as fugu, a delicacy because of its unique and exquisite flavor, which is perhaps seasoned by knowledge that consumption of the fish could be deadly. Now, researchers have identified the major compounds responsible for the taste of pufferfish, minus the thrill of living dangerously. They report their results in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemis

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New water splitting catalyst could make it easier to generate solar fuel

Water splitting, the process of harvesting solar energy to generate energy-dense fuels, could be simplified thanks to new research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Polisen ber om hjälp med 15 olösta mord

Kalla fall-gruppen i polisens region Syd ber nu allmänheten om hjälp med ytterligare 15 olösta mordärenden. Detta sedan man fått mängder av tips efter en likadan efterlysning i december.

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New study establishes causal link between climate, conflict, and migration

IIASA-led research has established a causal link between climate, conflict and migration for the first time, something which has been widely suggested in the media, but for which scientific evidence is scarce.

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How much rainforest do birds need?

Researchers of the Department of Conservation Biology at the University of Göttingen have carried out research in Southwest Cameroon to assess which proportion of forest would be necessary to provide sufficient habitat for rainforest bird species. The results of the study were published in the journal Biological Conservation.

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Why it's wrong to label students 'at-risk'

Of all the terms used to describe students who don't perform well in traditional educational settings, few are used as frequently– or as casually – as the term "at-risk."

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Now that UK nuclear power plans are in tatters, it's vital to double down on wind and solar

Now that Japanese giants Toshiba and Hitachi have walked away from UK nuclear power projects that had previously been abandoned by others, it has forced the government to reassess the pro-nuclear bias of its energy policy. Greg Clark, the UK business secretary, has recognised that nuclear power is no longer cost competitive with renewable energy, but don't expect any extra push into the cheaper te

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The concept of a “chemical-free lifestyle” is absurd

Chemophobia is alive and well. It is difficult to get on the internet without celebrities, friends, and family members bombarding you with concerns about chemicals in your food, hygiene products, vaccines, etc. Indeed, being anti-chemical seems to be extremely fashionable at the moment, and you will often hear people talk about living a “chemical-free lifestyle” […]

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Google Gives Wikimedia Millions—Plus Machine Learning Tools

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Infectious disease researchers unveil the secret life of flesh-eating bacteria

Using a tool first used for strep throat in horses, researchers unveiled the secret life of flesh-eating bacteria, learning how it causes severe disease while living deep within muscle. The team focused on necrotizing myositis.

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Materials chemists tap body heat to power 'smart garments'

Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been 'creatively miniaturized,' says a materials chemist, but they require a lot of energy, and power sources can be bulky and heavy. Now researchers report that they have developed a fabric that can harvest body heat to power small wearable microelectronics such as activity trackers.

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Famous Japanese 'Freak Wave' Recreated in Lab

It takes a perfect storm to generate a freak wave, a wall of water so unpredictable and colossal that it can easily destroy and sink ships, a new study finds.

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Utpressningsmejl om porrsurfing ökar kraftigt i Stockholm

Polisanmälningar om utpressning har ökat med 300 procent i Stockholm. Lejonparten gäller bluffmejl där det påstås att en film där offret porrsurfar kommer att spridas. – Gemensamt är att de aldrig har någon kamerainspelning. Det är bara bluff, säger Jan Olsson, kommissarie på Nationellt it-brottscentrum.

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New study demonstrates benefits of undervalued saltmarsh

A new tool which helps land managers assess the costs and benefits of re-introducing valuable saltmarsh, has been developed by economists and environmental scientists from the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) at the University of Exeter.

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Building ethically aligned AI

The more AI agents are deployed in scenarios with possibly unexpected situations, the more they need to be flexible, adaptive, and creative in achieving their goals. Thus, a certain level of freedom to choose the best path to a specific goal is necessary in making AI robust and flexible enough to be deployed successfully in real-life scenarios.

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Sundhedsreform skaber uklarhed om magten i sundhedsvæsenet

Placering af magten i sundhedsvæsenet var et af de store fokuspunkter ved debatmøde med sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V) hos Dagens Medicin.

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Microsoft's mobile Edge browser begins issuing fake news warnings

Microsoft's Edge mobile browser has started flagging fake news sites as part of its latest update for iOS and Android. Previously only available as a desktop plug-in, the feature …

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Samsung sends 15.6-inch 4K OLED panel to mass production

Laptop manufacturers are about to be able to start putting Samsung's 4K OLED panels into 15.6-inch systems. Samsung Display has shared that mass production of its latest OLED panel will begin …

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New method to produce precursors for high-strength carbon fiber processing

Carbon fiber is an important structural material. Due to its high strength, in combination with low specific weight and high oxidative stability, it is an indispensable material for airspace and shipbuilding industries, construction, medicine, the sports industry, and other high-tech industry sectors.

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New 3D nanoprinting strategy opens door to revolution in medicine, robotics

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3D-printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair. The diode ensures fluids move in only a single direction — a critical feature for products like implantable devices that release therapies directly into the body.

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New CDC study examines effects of smoking status on ART clinical outcomes

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that smoking in the three months prior to assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment was associated with higher adjusted odds of cycle cancellation resulting in no embryo transfer and cancellations before fresh oocyte retrieval or frozen embryo transfer.

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New study establishes link between climate change, conflict, and migration

Research involving a University of East Anglia (UEA) academic has established a link between climate change, conflict, and migration for the first time.It found that in specific circumstances, climate conditions do lead to increased migration, but indirectly, through causing conflict.

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Plants can smell, now researchers know how

Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules changes gene expression in plants. Manipulating plants' odor detection systems may lead to new ways of influencing plant behavior.

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Can you pick an MMA winner by studying fighters' faces?

'When it comes to predicting the performance of Czech MMA fighters, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover,' says Dr Vit Trebicky, lead author of a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology.

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A new approach to improve the catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction

An international collaboration between researchers in Spain and Scotland has resulted in a new approach to improve the catalysts needed to carry out the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The reaction, in which water is transformed into hydrogen and oxygen, is a promising alternative to humanity's dependency on fossil fuels to satisfy energy requirements.

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Novel strategies for sustainable and profitable livestock farming

While livestock farming has been around for thousands of years, it has only been intensified in recent decades to meet the demands of a rising world population and global competition. This intensification has helped to increase yields and make farming practices more efficient, resulting in staples such as eggs, meat and milk being more widely available and cheaper to buy for billions of people wor

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New 3-D nanoprinting strategy opens door to revolution in medicine, robotics

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3-D-printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair. The diode ensures fluids move in only a single direction—a critical feature for products like implantable devices that release therapies directly into the body.

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Baudelaire – en tidig influencer

Maria Schottenius läser goda råd av Baudelaire.

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High-protein rice brings value, nutrition

More than 750 million people don't get enough nutrients from their food. More than two-thirds of those people live in places that consume a lot of rice. Can rice bred for extra protein be the answer?

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High-protein rice brings value, nutrition

More than 750 million people don't get enough nutrients from their food. More than two-thirds of those people live in places that consume a lot of rice. Can rice bred for extra protein be the answer?

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Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?

Two UBC Okanagan biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, have answered that question.

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Thankfully, the technology to combat rogue drones is getting better

Clever jamming techniques and improved radar are coming

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Gratis wifi på gågaden i Silkeborg er ulovlig

Silkeborg Kommune har i strid med loven stillet gratis wifi til rådighed i byens gågade i flere år. Den praksis vil Ankestyrelsen nu have stoppet. Samtidig rulles der kommunale wifi-hotspots ud i 15 kommuner med EU-støtte i ryggen

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Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?

Two UBC Okanagan biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, have answered that question.

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How hyper-manicured public spaces hurt urban wildlife

I walked my kids to school recently through the pretty North East English village of East Boldon and saw a red cross on a beautiful old rowan tree. I thought it might be the diesel haze of nearby commuter traffic confusing my senses, but no.

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Bokrecension: Ungerska Agota Kristof osäkrar själva verkligheten

Agota Kristof skriver om krig, exil, flykt, rotlöshet och våld – och skrivande. DN:s Maria Schottenius läser en djupt originell romantrilogi av den ungerska författaren vars böcker först nu kommer ut på svenska.

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Hån mot nationalsången kan ge fängelsestraff

Snart kan det vara ett slut på buandet när Kinas nationalsång spelas i Hongkong. Enligt ett nytt lagförslag riskerar de som hånar nationalsången få upp till tre års fängelse. Den nya lagen är ett av flera exempel på hur Kina ökar kontrollen över Hongkong.

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Gotland utan ström – igen

Hela Gotland har drabbats av ett strömavbrott, enligt energibolaget Geab.

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Stor risk att Stina Nilsson missar VM

Stina Nilsson ser ut att missa VM i Seefeld i februari. Skadan sprintstjärnan drabbades av i Otepää är allvarlig. – Sannolikheten att Stina Nilsson kommer till start på VM är väldigt liten, men vi vill i dagsläget inte utesluta deltagande i VM, säger landslagschef Rikard Grip.

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Merkel: Reformera globala organisationer

För att återfå förtroendet för det globala finansiella systemet måste organisationer som Internationella valutafonden (IMF) och Världsbanken reformeras, slår Tysklands förbundskansler Angela Merkel fast i ett tal på Världsekonomiskt forums årsmöte i Davos, Schweiz.

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Leo Paquette, 1934-2019

So Leo Paquette has died, age 84 – he had been ill for some years (Parkinson’s). Paquette will be well-known to any synthetic organic chemist; his research group at Ohio State had a long record of contributions to the literature. This PDF from the Baran group is an excellent summary of his work, which is to be found in over a thousand journal publications and is honestly too varied for any quick

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Supersizing the Second Amendment

“It appears the votes are now there to supersize the Second Amendment’s protection for guns,” Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA and the author of Gun Fight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, told me. He was referring to the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to grant review in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York . It has been 11 years

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Determining the composition of microplastic in water

Physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University have developed and applied a method of identifying microplastic collected in sea waters. The spectroscopy method determines the chemical composition of contaminants regardless of their size. The results were published in Marine Pollution Bulletin.

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How hyper-manicured public spaces hurt urban wildlife

I walked my kids to school recently through the pretty North East English village of East Boldon and saw a red cross on a beautiful old rowan tree. I thought it might be the diesel haze of nearby commuter traffic confusing my senses, but no.

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Egypt says archaeologists find ancient tombs in Nile Delta

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta.

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Targeted treatment shrinks deadly pediatric brain tumors

For children — whose tiny bodies are still growing — chemotherapy and radiation treatments can cause lifelong damage. Now, scientists have reported that a targeted therapy that blocks a protein called LSD1 was able to shrink tumors in mice with a form of pediatric brain cancer known as medulloblastoma. LSD1 inhibitors are currently under evaluation in clinical trials for other cancers.

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A single gene turns socially organized bees into social parasites

A small change in the genetic makeup of the South African Cape bee turns the socially organised animal into a fighting parasite. This change ensures that infertile worker bees begin to lay their own eggs and fight other colonies. In the current issue of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, an international research team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) outlines for th

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YouTube TV Finally Rolling Out Nationwide

The YouTube TV streaming service was launched back in February 2017. It has been over two years since it was launched and it has gradually been rolled out to markets across the United States. …

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Facebook will do more to tackle scam ads following defamation lawsuit

UK TV personality Martin Lewis has dropped his defamation lawsuit against Facebook after the company pledged to step up its fight against scam ads. Lewis — who dishes out personal …

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Ekspertråd anbefaler opgradering af Sundhedsplatformen som planlagt

Der er grønt lys fra det uafhængige ekspertråd til at opgradere Landspatientregisteret og Sundhedsplatformen 2. februar.

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High-protein rice brings value, nutrition

A new advanced line of rice, with higher yield, is ready for final field testing prior to release. On average, it has a protein content of 10.6 percent, a 53 percent increase from its original protein content. It also needs less heat, time, and usually less water to cook.

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Dual control: Plant peptide hormone generates distinct cell structures for water flow

An international collaboration including Osaka University researchers has found that a peptide hormone regulates two different cell division processes that generate centrally important structures for the flow of water through plants. By binding to different receptors, the hormone controls the formation of not only xylem (the vessels that transport water up from the roots), but also stomata (the le

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Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?

Two UBC Okanagan biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, have answered that question. Their recently published study explains how hard it can be when it comes to wildlife classification — even experts have difficulty agreeing on whether a cat in a picture is a bobcat or a lynx.

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St. Jude collaboration offers research road map to improve pediatric patient care

In the first study to comprehensively evaluate research priorities for patient safety in pediatrics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers and collaborators from other children's hospitals outlined 24 research priorities for improving pediatric patient care and safety. Topics identified as most important included how organizations use high reliability principles, create and improve the

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Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders

Researchers in the University of Helsinki have identified two novel anxiety-related genomic regions in German Shepherd dogs. The region associated with fearfulness corresponds with the locus of human chromosome 18, which is associated with various psychiatric disorders, while the region associated with noise sensitivity includes several genes related to human and canine behaviour and mental disord

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Cannabis use disorder: The policy climate matters

Adolescents and young adults living in states with more liberal policies reported higher average rates of past-year cannabis use than those in states with more conservative policies. However, the rates of cannabis use disorder — abuse or dependence on the drug — were significantly lower in states with more liberal policies compared to states with more conservative policies. The study is one of t

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A single gene turns socially organized bees into social parasites

A small change in the genetic makeup of the South African Cape bee turns the socially organised animal into a fighting parasite. This change ensures that infertile worker bees begin to lay their own eggs and fight other colonies. In the current issue of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, an international research team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) outlines for th

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Experts disagree with prior study that claimed sheep have face-recognition abilities comparable to humans

A team of facial recognition experts from the University of New South Wales, Newcastle University and the University of York has published a Comment piece in the journal Royal Society Open Science challenging claims made by another research team. In their paper, they acknowledge that the findings of a team last year regarding the facial recognition abilities of sheep was compelling, but they take

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Freshwater wildlife face an uncertain future

Pacific salmon are one of Canada's iconic creatures. Each summer, they complete their, on average, four- to five-year-long life cycle by returning from their rich ocean feeding grounds to the creeks and streams where they were born. Here, following in the "footsteps" of their parents, they will lay eggs, die and give rise to the next generation of salmon.

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Experts disagree with prior study that claimed sheep have face-recognition abilities comparable to humans

A team of facial recognition experts from the University of New South Wales, Newcastle University and the University of York has published a Comment piece in the journal Royal Society Open Science challenging claims made by another research team. In their paper, they acknowledge that the findings of a team last year regarding the facial recognition abilities of sheep was compelling, but they take

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Freshwater wildlife face an uncertain future

Pacific salmon are one of Canada's iconic creatures. Each summer, they complete their, on average, four- to five-year-long life cycle by returning from their rich ocean feeding grounds to the creeks and streams where they were born. Here, following in the "footsteps" of their parents, they will lay eggs, die and give rise to the next generation of salmon.

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Astronomers discover an unusual nuclear transient

An international group of astronomers has detected an unusual nuclear transient in the nucleus of a weakly active galaxy. The new transient was identified by the OGLE-IV Transient Detection System and received designation OGLE17aaj. The finding is reported in a paper published January 11 on the arXiv pre-print repository.

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Promising steps toward large-scale production of graphene nanoribbons for electronics

Two-dimensional sheets of graphene in the form of ribbons a few tens of nanometers across have unique properties that are highly interesting for use in future electronics. Researchers have now for the first time fully characterised nanoribbons grown in both the two possible configurations on the same wafer with a clear route towards upscaling the production.

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The feminization of men leads to a rise in homophobia

Before the feminist revolution in the late 1960s, men largely built their masculinity on traits that opposed those ascribed to women. Since then, society has been moving increasingly toward gender equality, and men can no longer rely on this anti-feminine norm. What are the effects of this shift on masculinity affirmation? Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, report that s

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The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day

Researchers are beginning to explore how we might tweak wastewater treatment to capture CO2 instead of emitting it, slowing the ravages of climate change.

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Want to Boost LA's Transit Ridership? Try Making Women Feel Safer

Way more men than women are taking LA's Expo line, and new research helps explain why.

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Ministrar spred falskt Twitterkonto som påstods tillhöra ministerkollega

Under onsdagen välkomnade socialförsäkringsminister Annika Strandhäll Hans Dahlgren, nytillträdd EU-minister, till Twitter. Men kontot tillhör inte alls Dahlgren utan en person som utgav sig för att vara kulturminister Amanda Lind (MP) bara två dagar tidigare. Ett inlägg från det falska kontot delades även av utrikesminister Margot Wallström.

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Bokrecension: H P Lovecrafts ”Cthulhu vaknar” ger febriga mardrömmar

Ingen författare har väl utkommit på så många svenska förlag som H P Lovecraft. Det finns anledningar till det. Nu finns hans oundgängliga novell ”Cthulhu vaknar" i en fantastiskt illustrerad svensk utgåva.

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Identifying factors that influence mercury levels in tuna

Most consumers' exposure to toxic methylmercury occurs when they eat fish. But research just published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology could help clarify why methylmercury concentrations in tuna vary geographically.

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Courage to aim for less cleanliness?

Do the same laws of biodiversity which apply in nature also apply to our own bodies and homes? If so, current hygiene measures to combat aggressive germs could be, to some extent, counterproductive. So writes an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. They propose that examination of the ro

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Can taking breaks improve how well you do on tests?

Might power naps enhance performance? Perhaps. Short breaks sure do. That is the finding of research by Kristina Lerman, principal scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute and research associate professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science.

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Comcast loses cable users, but internet subscribers surge

Comcast continues to lose its U.S. cable customers, but racked up more internet subscribers and got a revenue boost from Sky, its big bet on European TV.

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Mice transmit acquired adaptability to their offspring

If mice grow up in a stimulating environment, their brain remains adaptable for longer. In fact, not only these mice, but also their offspring, benefit. The offspring also have increased plasticity of the brain – even if they did not grow up in this environment. This is what a team from the Collaborative Research Centre 889 "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing" at the University of Göttingen

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A muscle protein promotes nerve healing

Damaged fibres in the brain or spinal cord usually don't heal at all. Neuroscientists from Bochum have high hopes for new methods based on gene therapy.

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Smoking linked to higher risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans

African-Americans who smoke appear to be at greater risk for peripheral artery disease, or PAD, new research has found. Additionally, the findings suggest that smoking intensity — how many cigarettes a day and for how many years — also affects the likelihood of getting the disease.

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Courage to aim for less cleanliness?

Do the same laws of biodiversity which apply in nature also apply to our own bodies and homes? If so, current hygiene measures to combat aggressive germs could be, to some extent, counterproductive. So writes an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. They propose that examination of the ro

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Fler kvinnor än män söker vård när halkan slår till

Runt 200 personer om dagen söker vård i Stockholmsområdet när det blir halkigt, enligt siffror från Region Stockholm. 59 procent av de som söker vård för halkrelaterade skador är kvinnor. – Det behöver inte betyda att fler kvinnor halkar, utan kan bero på andra faktorer, bland annat en ökad förekomst av benskörhet hos kvinnor, säger Patrik Söderberg, chefläkare vid Region Stockholm.

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Artificial skin could give superhuman perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims 'feel' and safeguards the rest of us, University of Connecticut researchers suggest in a forthcoming paper in Advanced Materials.

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Combining forces to combat E. coli PI-7 in Saudi Arabia's wastewater systems

Solar irradiation treatment, combined with naturally occurring viral components, could help destroy a highly antibiotic-resistant form of Escherichia coli (E. coli PI-7) that has been identified in Jeddah's wastewater network.

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Soil fungi secrete an antibiotic with antitumor activity

A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) together with their colleagues isolated a peptide named emericellipsin A from soil fungi. The substance was proved to possess antitumor and antibacterial properties. The report of the scientists was published in the Molecules journal.

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It may be possible to restore memory function in Alzheimer's, preclinical study finds

New research reveals a new approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages.

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Causal link between climate, conflict, and migration

IIASA-led research has established a causal link between climate, conflict, and migration for the first time, something which has been widely suggested in the media but for which scientific evidence is scarce.

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Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive

Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a new study.

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How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

New research in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences might explain color variation in other animals, from lions to birds. Further, the findings could also provide evolutionary biologists clues about whether rising global temperatures might adversely affect some species.

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Suicide risk in people with autism

Researchers have 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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Combining forces to combat E. coli PI-7 in Saudi Arabia's wastewater systems

Solar irradiation treatment, combined with naturally occurring viral components, could help destroy a highly antibiotic-resistant form of Escherichia coli (E. coli PI-7) that has been identified in Jeddah's wastewater network.

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Soil fungi secrete an antibiotic with antitumor activity

A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) together with their colleagues isolated a peptide named emericellipsin A from soil fungi. The substance was proved to possess antitumor and antibacterial properties. The report of the scientists was published in the Molecules journal.

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Målvaktskampen avgör om Sverige når semifinal

Herning. I kväll är det vinna eller försvinna som gäller för Sverige i handbolls-VM. Förra året chockslog Sverige Danmark i EM-semifinalen. Det kan hända igen. – Vi behöver få en sådan målvaktsinsats som vi hade av ”Palle” (Andreas Palicka) förra året, säger förbundskapten Kristján Andrésson.

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Live 20.30: Följ Sverige-Danmark i handbolls-VM

Svenska handbollsherrarna möter obesegrade hemmanationen Danmark i en ödesmatch i VM. Troligen krävs svensk seger med minst två mål för att nå semifinal. Vi rapporterar direkt från Herning där det är avkast klockan 20.30.

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Bokrecension: Skåpsupare och vinsnobbar samsas i ”Monopolet”

Kvartspallar, kvällsrivning och det särskilda hatet mot vinkartonger från Australien – i Måns Wadensjös nya roman hittar DN:s Anna Hallberg en särskilt suggestiv skildring av arbetet på Systembolaget.

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Study finds that drug activity boosts crime in neighborhoods regardless of stability, wealth

The influence of drug activity on crime rates is independent of a neighborhood's stability and socioeconomic status, according to a recent UCI study.

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Expanding the capacity of hydrogen engines and solar cells with mesoporous nickel

Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), together with Russian and foreign colleagues, developed samples of nickel mesoporous film structures, which have a useful surface area up to 400 time greater than their solid analogue. This new material can be used in many energy-saving applications. The research results are published in Applied Surface Science journal.

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Uncovering the future of Greenland's ice sheet

Joerg Schaefer and Gisela Winckler, geochemists and paleoclimatologists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, were awarded funding from the Center for Climate and Life to examine the vulnerability of Greenland's massive ice sheet.

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Novel technology reduces energy consumption of MRAM and AI hardware

Researchers from Osaka University, in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Grenoble Alpes University, report an efficient technique for controlling the direction of a nano-sized magnet by heating at high speed. The researchers also discovered that nano-magnets amplify microwave signals. This group's achievements will contribute to reduc

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Did FEMA shortchange Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria?

The federal response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma was faster and more generous than the help sent to Puerto Rico in preparation for and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a new study shows. For example, within nine days of the landfall of both Harvey and Irma, survivors had received nearly $100 million in FEMA dollars, while María survivors had received just slightly over $6 million. “What we

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White mortgage agents may charge minority borrowers higher mortgage fees

Mortgage seekers from minority groups may pay more in fees than similarly qualified white borrowers, according to a team of researchers.

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A protein in mosquito eggshells could be the insects’ Achilles’ heel

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Debunking the solar-cycle/North Atlantic winter weather connection

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is considered a key driver of winter weather patterns over the northern hemisphere. A positive NAO is linked with more windstorms, and mild and wet winters in Europe. A negative NAO indicates snowy and cold winters in Europe. In recent years, published research has claimed the existence of a correlation between the NAO and the 11-year solar cycle, a periodic ch

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DIWATA-2 successfully captures first images

Philippine microsatellite DIWATA-2 has successfully captured initial images. Launched last autumn, it is the second microsatellite designed and developed under a collaborative project between Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), and the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD)

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To understand climate change, we need to understand weather now

Climate scientists have known for decades that there's more to climate change than higher temperatures. Sea levels are rising, wildfires are blazing and droughts are diminishing water supplies across the globe.

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Targeted treatment shrinks deadly pediatric brain tumors

For children–whose tiny bodies are still growing–chemotherapy and radiation treatments can cause lifelong damage. Now, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have reported that a targeted therapy that blocks a protein called LSD1 was able to shrink tumors in mice with a form of pediatric brain cancer known as medulloblastoma. LSD1 inhibitors are currently under ev

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Identifying factors that influence mercury levels in tuna

Most consumers' exposure to toxic methylmercury occurs when they eat fish. But research just published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology could help clarify why methylmercury concentrations in tuna vary geographically.

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Duterte skärper lagen så nioåringar kan sättas i fängelse

Förslaget kommer från president Rodrigo Duterte: den straffrättsliga åldern i Filippinerna ska sänkas från femton till nio år. I veckan har planen fått klartecken av en kommitté i representanthuset. Det är första steget för att ändra på lagen, det sista är presidentens namnteckning.

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Risk för isras stängde Öresundsbron – igen

Strax före klockan 13 på onsdagen fick Öresundsbron stängas för biltrafik i båda riktningarna. Detta då det fanns risk för fallande is.

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First steps to understanding biochemistry of how plants detect odors

Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules changes gene expression in plants. Manipulating plants' odor detection systems may lead to new ways of influencing plant behavior.

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Blå blok vil skrotte Sundhedsplatformen

Bliver regeringens ønske om ét landsdækkende EPJ-system en realitet, kommer blå blok ikke til at pege på Sundhedsplatformen som løsningen.

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An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new and more accurate method for estimating the probability of extreme events, such as storms, floods and earthquakes. The new method will be used in updating building codes and land-use regulations, and is applicable also in developing artificial intelligence, as well as in economics and medical data analysis.

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First steps to understanding biochemistry of how plants detect odors

Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules changes gene expression in plants. Manipulating plants' odor detection systems may lead to new ways of influencing plant behavior.

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Researchers study one of the most important growth processes on Earth

So-called bifacial stem cells are responsible for one of the most critical growth processes on Earth – the formation of wood. By alternately developing into wood and bast cells, these stem cells are thus starting points for forming wood as well as generating plant bast fibres. A team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Thomas Greb, a Heisenberg Professor at Heidelberg University, were recent

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Dual control: Plant peptide hormone generates distinct cell structures for water flow

Water flow through plants is critical to our food supply: without proper water flow, plants cannot carry out photosynthesis, or grow or reliably produce flowers, fruit or seeds. Water flows within specialized structures from the roots, through the stem to the leaves, where its evaporation is regulated by microscopic pores called stomata. All the water-conducting structures are produced by tightly

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Collision of individual atoms leads to twofold change of angular momentum

Thanks to new technology, it is possible to retain individual atoms, move them in a targeted manner or change their condition. Kaiserslautern physicists also work with this system. In a recent study, they investigated the consequences of the collision of two atoms in a weak magnetic field at low temperature. For the first time they have discovered that atoms, carrying their angular momentum in ind

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Amazon Echo Wall Clock Pulled Over Connectivity Issues

Amazon launched a barrage of Alexa-enabled devices a couple of months ago and the Echo Wall Clock was one of them. It has been just over a month since the company started shipping this product …

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Researchers study one of the most important growth processes on Earth

So-called bifacial stem cells are responsible for one of the most critical growth processes on Earth – the formation of wood. By alternately developing into wood and bast cells, these stem cells are thus starting points for forming wood as well as generating plant bast fibres. A team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Thomas Greb, a Heisenberg Professor at Heidelberg University, were recent

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Dual control: Plant peptide hormone generates distinct cell structures for water flow

Water flow through plants is critical to our food supply: without proper water flow, plants cannot carry out photosynthesis, or grow or reliably produce flowers, fruit or seeds. Water flows within specialized structures from the roots, through the stem to the leaves, where its evaporation is regulated by microscopic pores called stomata. All the water-conducting structures are produced by tightly

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An evidence deficit haunts the billion-dollar brain training industry

We do not know if improvements attributed to apps transfer to the real world

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The weirdest things we learned this week: the sweetest-smelling butts, flaming birds, and 40 barrels of coke

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast.

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Watch: UV light directs groups of specks in liquid

A new, simple, and inexpensive method uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids. The method could improve drug delivery, chemical sensors, and fluid pumps. It encourages particles—from plastic microbeads, to bacterial spores, to pollutants—to gather and organize at a specific location within a liquid and, if researchers want, to move to new locations. “Many app

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WHO – Vaccine Hesitancy Top Health Threat

The World Health Organization recognizes that vaccine-hesitancy is a top threat to the public health. Now what are they going to do about it?

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In The Kid Who Would Be King, Arthurian Legend Meets Harry Potter

At the beginning of The Kid Who Would Be King , Britain is inexorably divided. What has sown such chaos in the country? It’s unclear, but the newspaper headlines scream about war, impending catastrophe, and a future even more doomed than the present. Reading this, you’d be forgiven for thinking Joe Cornish’s new film is a sober piece of nonfiction, but it’s actually a delightful modern fantasy: a

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The Trump-Era Overcorrection

It was like a scene out of left-wing protest literature: a group of white, parochial-school boys in “Make America Great Again” gear taunting an American Indian protester, jeering and laughing, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after attending the anti-abortion March for Life. The video lit up social media, leading to harsh condemnations of the school and the children in the video, and linking

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CRISPR-baby scientist, German publishing deal and hunger strike

CRISPR-baby scientist, German publishing deal and hunger strike CRISPR-baby scientist, German publishing deal and hunger strike, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00208-8 The week in science: 18–24 January 2019.

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Avoid brain contamination from surgery

Avoid brain contamination from surgery Avoid brain contamination from surgery, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00232-8 Avoid brain contamination from surgery

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Bullying investigations need a code of conduct

Bullying investigations need a code of conduct Bullying investigations need a code of conduct, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00228-4 Bullying investigations need a code of conduct

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Call of the wild: define it or lose it

Call of the wild: define it or lose it Call of the wild: define it or lose it, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00230-w Call of the wild: define it or lose it

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Patients’ online interventions can scupper clinical trials

Patients’ online interventions can scupper clinical trials Patients’ online interventions can scupper clinical trials, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00229-3 Patients’ online interventions can scupper clinical trials

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VTE

VTE VTE, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00196-9 A question of choice.

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Proprietary data formats block health research

Proprietary data formats block health research Proprietary data formats block health research, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00231-9 Proprietary data formats block health research

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Image of the Day: White Stripes

Black-and-white painted skin can help protect from insect bites.

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Cognitive ability looks to be fairly fixed throughout adulthood

Study suggests the impact of additional education remains unclear. Samantha Page reports.

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Climbing the cosmic distance ladder

Hubble reveals a fossil-like relic from the early Universe.

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Soils hit hard by fire and logging

Research shows the impact is much greater than we feared. Tanya Loos reports.

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'Designer babies' won't be common any time soon

There's a lot more to think about than just technology, writes molecular biologist Merlin Crossley

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Curt Asker synliggjorde luften

Konstnären Curt Asker, som avled 2015, tillägnas nu en retrospektiv på Konstakademien. Den tillhör det vackraste Magnus Bons sett i salarna.

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Begagnade bilar – konsumenternas största bekymmer

Landets konsumenters vanligaste klagomål under 2018 handlade om begagnade bilar. Det visar statistik från Konsumentverket. Hantverkstjänster var ett annat stående problem.

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Skånska kulturarbetare i protest mot budget

Hundratals skånska kulturscener och kulturarbetare har gått ut i en gemensam protest mot regionens beslut att minska länets kulturbudget med 20 miljoner kronor, rapporterar Kulturnyheterna.

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Sonos Beam, Playbar, and Subs Are $200 Off Right Now

Thanks to the Super Bowl, every Sonos TV speaker for your home theater is discounted right now, including the Playbar, Playbase, Beam, and Sub.

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Skarpaste bilden hittills av Vintergatans svarta hål

Genom att koppla ihop observatorier över halva jordklotet har ett stort forskningslag lyckats få fram en bild över hur det ser ut runt vårt närmaste stora svarta hål: det i Vintergatans mitt. Och det kan vara så att den strålning som sprutar ut från hålets närmaste omgivning är riktad rakt mot oss.

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Polisen dyker i vattnet utanför kidnappads bostad

Norsk polis genomförde på onsdagen dykningar i vattnet i närheten av Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagens bostad, 68-åringen som befaras vara kidnappad och varit försvunnen i tolv veckor. – Vi söker inte efter Anne-Elisabeth Hagen i Langvannet, utan efter relevanta spår som kan knytas till fallet, säger polisens talesman Christian Berg i ett pressmeddelande.

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Så uppfattar fåglar färgerna och världen

Människans färgseende bygger på tre grundfärger: rött, grönt och blått. Fåglarnas bygger på samma färger. Plus ultraviolett. Det biologer nu visar är att fåglarnas fjärde grundfärg, ultraviolett, gör att de ser världen på ett helt annat sätt än människor. Bland annat ser fåglar kontraster i täta lövverk i skogen där människor bara ser en grön vägg. I svartvitt ter sig lövverket som en röra utan s

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Hjärnan skiljer på egen och andras beröring

Vi går inte runt till vardags och funderar på hur vi avgör vad som är vi själva. Men förmågan att kunna skilja på vad som är jag och vad som är andra personer är mycket viktig. Den första tiden i livet utvecklar det nyfödda barnet sin förståelse för var den egna kroppen slutar till stor del genom beröring av personerna som tar hand om det. Problem med självuppfattningen, som att känna igen sin eg

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Most Americans Now Fear Climate Change Will Harm Their Families

A surging number of Americans understand that climate change is happening and believe that it could harm their family and the country, according to a new poll from Yale and George Mason University. But at the same time, Americans are not any more willing to pay money to fight climate change than they were three years ago, says another new poll, conducted by the Associated Press and the University

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Medlemsrusning till svenska politiska partier

Intresset för att engagera sig partipolitiskt har ökat hos svenska folket. Vissa partier har haft en medlemsrusning i tusental bara på några veckor – en effekt av regeringsuppgörelsen.

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ESA Wants to Start Mining the Moon by 2025

Mining materials on the moon could aid future manned missions, and the European Space Agency (ESA) aims to begin testing mining technologies on the moon with a 2025 robotic mission. The post ESA Wants to Start Mining the Moon by 2025 appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Forsker-kontorer kommer på museum: Kom på besøg på forskningens gerningssted

PLUS. Steno Museet udstiller som det første museum nogensinde et komplet kontor fra en nobelpristager. Samtidig åbnes døren til en ukendt forskerverden.

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Konsertrecension: Ella Mai har faktiskt mer än bara sin jättehit

Det är otaktiskt av Ella Mai att smälla av sin stora hit "Boo'd up" redan halvvägs och sen smita av scenen, men hennes 90-talstraditionalistiska R&B har fler poänger än så.

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Megawave recreated in the lab looks just like Hokusai's Great Wave

Researchers have recreated the first recorded rogue wave, a monstrous wall of water that appears without warning, and it looks like Hokusai's Great Wave

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Landvetter utrymd efter att misstänkt väska hittats

Flygplatsen Landvetter har utrymts efter larm om en misstänkt väska, skriver Expressen. Väskan kan innehålla något explosivt.

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Konsertrecension: Algiers vill få in allt i sin kaosmättade gospelrock

Hos Algiers blandas gospel med kaosbeats och postpunk med gammal soul, samt en del pamflettpolitik. Men de fyra medlemmarna får det att låta näst intill självklart.

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Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting

A team that includes the scientist who first harnessed the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 and other systems for genome editing of eukaryotic organisms, including animals and plants, has engineered another CRISPR system, called Cas12b. The new system offers improved capabilities and options when compared to CRISPR-Cas9 systems.

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Unique camera enables researchers to see the world the way birds do

Using a specially designed camera, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded for the first time in recreating how birds see colours in their surroundings. The study reveals that birds see a very different reality compared to what we see.

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Image: Lunar eclipse over Lake Maggiore

The lunar eclipse that took place in the early hours of Monday 21 January kicks off a major year for our satellite. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the first crewed landing on the Moon.

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Sverige måste vinna – här är alla förutsättningar

På onsdagskvällen möter Sverige Danmark i vad som kan bli Blågults sista match i handbolls-VM. Efter förlusten mot Norge måste Sverige vinna för att få en plats i semifinal.

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Person har ramlat från mycket hög mast

En person har ramlat från en mycket hög mast i Huddinge. Händelsen rubriceras just nu som en arbetsplatsolycka. – Polis och räddningstjänst arbetar just nu på plats, säger Kjell Lindgren vid Stockholmspolisen.

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För tidigt född – hur blir det med tänderna och bettet?

Liselotte Paulsson, som är specialisttandläkare i ortodonti, berättar här om sin forskning kring tandutvecklingen hos för tidigt födda barn.

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Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting

A team that includes the scientist who first harnessed the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 and other systems for genome editing of eukaryotic organisms, including animals and plants, has engineered another CRISPR system, called Cas12b. The new system offers improved capabilities and options when compared to CRISPR-Cas9 systems.

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Unique camera enables researchers to see the world the way birds do

Using a specially designed camera, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded for the first time in recreating how birds see colours in their surroundings. The study reveals that birds see a very different reality compared to what we see.

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Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

Here are eight reasons why — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before.

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Have Phones Become Boring? Well, They’re About to Get Weird

Pop-out cameras! Foldable displays! Hole-punched notches! This year, phone-makers are swinging for the fences.

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The Wheels of Justice Are Grinding to a Halt

FBI agents have lost irreplaceable sources. Joint Terrorism Task Force officers can’t get into the bureau’s computer systems. Federal investigations are being stymied by a lack of resources. The partial government shutdown, now in its 33rd day, has become a serious national-security threat, the FBI Agents Association said on Tuesday. Over the past several weeks, the association has been compiling

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America Still Doesn’t Know What to Do With Terrorism Suspects

Almost 20 years have passed since suicide bombers blew a hole into the USS Cole , killing 17 sailors in a brazen prelude to the September 11th attacks that came a year later. Yet the U.S. still hasn’t fully settled the question of how to bring terrorism suspects to justice—and the diverging fates of two of the Cole plotters show how the confused approach haunts U.S. national security. In the firs

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When a Harvard Professor Talks About Aliens

Astrophysicists usually don’t get chased by reporters, but that’s what happened to Avi Loeb last November. They bombarded Loeb’s phone lines. They showed up at his office with television crews. One of them even followed him home and confronted him at the front door, demanding Loeb answer a question. “Do you believe that extraterrestrial intelligence exists?” Days earlier, Loeb had published a new

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The cerebellum may do a lot more than just coordinate movement

A study in mice finds that the cerebellum helps control social behavior, a result that has implications for autism and schizophrenia.

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Prior Dengue Infection Protects Children against Zika Symptoms

A Nicaraguan study supports the idea preexisting dengue immunity may affect susceptibility to Zika — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

Here are eight reasons why — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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39-åriga kvinnan anhållen för människorov

Den 39-åriga kvinnan som på tisdagen greps för att ha tagit en bebis i Göteborg har anhållits, skäligen misstänkt för människorov.

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Benjamin Ingrosso åker på turné i vår

Benjamin Ingrosso packar ned debutalbumet "Identification" i väskan och sticker på turné i vår. Med start i Örebro i mars har han hittills bokat in fem svenska städer, men enligt ett pressmeddelande från arrangören Live Nation tillkommer fler datum senare.

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New insights into magnetic quantum effects in solids

Using a new computational method, an international collaboration has succeeded for the first time in systematically investigating magnetic quantum effects in the well-known 3-D pyrochlore Heisenberg model. The surprising finding: Physical quantum phases are formed only for small spin values.

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Human mutation rate has slowed recently

Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, and Copenhagen Zoo have discovered that the human mutation rate is significantly slower than for our closest primate relatives. This new knowledge may be important for estimates of when the common ancestor for humans and chimpanzees lived—and for conservation of large primates in the wild.

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Graphene and related materials safety: Human health and the environment

As the drive to commercialise graphene continues, it is important that all safety aspects are thoroughly researched and understood. The Graphene Flagship project studies the impact of graphene and related materials on human health, as well as its environmental impact. This enables safety by design to become a core part of innovation.

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Family says hacked Nest camera warned them of North Korean missile attack

The hack may have been the result of a compromised password.

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Skridskois på sjön kan öka metanutsläppen

Nya, oförutsedda effekter av klimatförändringarna uppdagas ständigt. I klimatdebatten sätts ofta stor tilltro till skogarnas kapacitet som kolsänkor i det norra barrskogsbältet. En viktig och ibland förbisedd faktor i detta hänseende är den roll skogarnas många insjöar spelar. En ny studie från SLU och Uppsala universitet visar att frusna sjöar utan snö har färre metanotrofiska bakterier och följ

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Human mutation rate has slowed recently

Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, and Copenhagen Zoo have discovered that the human mutation rate is significantly slower than for our closest primate relatives. This new knowledge may be important for estimates of when the common ancestor for humans and chimpanzees lived—and for conservation of large primates in the wild.

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‘Nobody Is Going to Believe You’

O ver the past two decades , Bryan Singer’s films— The Usual Suspects , Valkyrie , Superman Returns , four of the X-Men movies—have earned more than $3 billion at the box office, putting him in the top tier of Hollywood directors. He’s known for taking risks in his storytelling: It was Singer’s idea, for instance, to open the original X-Men movie with a scene at Auschwitz, where a boy uses his su

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Prior Dengue Infection Protects Children against Zika Symptoms

A Nicaraguan study supports the idea preexisting dengue immunity may affect susceptibility to Zika — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How to Destroy the Earth in 3 Easy Steps

Mad scientists through the ages have dreamed of holding the world hostage by threatening to destroy the whole thing. Here's how that could work.

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3,000-Year-Old Tomb of King Tut Finally Restored

The restoration included an investigation of mysterious brown spots on wall paintings inside King Tut's burial chamber.

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A surprisingly early replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans in southern Spain

A new study of Bajondillo Cave (Málaga) by a team of researchers based in Spain, Japan and the U.K., coordinated from the Universidad de Sevilla, reveals that modern humans replaced Neanderthals at this site approximately 44,000 years ago. The research, to be published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, shows that the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans in southern Iberia began early, rathe

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Frog eggs help researchers understand repair of DNA damages

The DNA replication process in which cells divide to create new cells also triggers repair of DNA damage, researchers from the University of Copenhagen report in a new study. The researchers studied extracts from frog eggs, which have proteins very similar to those of human cells. The researchers hope the new research results can be used to develop more effective treatments for cancer in the long

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Collision resonances between ultracold atom and molecules visualized for the first time

For the first time, a team led by Prof. Jian-Wei Pan and Prof. Bo Zhao at the University of Science and Technology of China, have successfully observed scattering resonances between atoms and molecules at ultra-low temperatures, shedding light on the quantum nature of atom-molecule interactions that have so far only been discussed in theory. These observations greatly aid in the advancement of ult

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A surprisingly early replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans in southern Spain

A new study of Bajondillo Cave (Málaga) by a team of researchers based in Spain, Japan and the U.K., coordinated from the Universidad de Sevilla, reveals that modern humans replaced Neanderthals at this site approximately 44,000 years ago. The research, to be published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, shows that the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans in southern Iberia began early, rathe

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Frog eggs help researchers understand repair of DNA damages

The DNA replication process in which cells divide to create new cells also triggers repair of DNA damage, researchers from the University of Copenhagen report in a new study. The researchers studied extracts from frog eggs, which have proteins very similar to those of human cells. The researchers hope the new research results can be used to develop more effective treatments for cancer in the long

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Strid om målerdata fortsætter: Forbrugere skal stadig aflæse fjernaflæste vandmålere

PLUS. Vandværker og spildevandsselskaber skændes fortsat lokalt om priser på udveksling af målerdata om vandforbrug. Nu afkræves ministeren en forklaring.

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Minister afviser at nedlægge Aula: Kontaktbogen skal ikke genindføres

Den nye digitale platform, Aula, der skal understøtte en ny folkeskole og målene i folkeskolereformen, bliver ikke lagt ned.

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Extreme space weather can wreak havoc on Earth—these tools help warn of the dangers ahead

On a hot day in August 1972 toward the end of the Vietnam War, dozens of naval mines off the coast of Hai Phong in North Vietnam began to explode without warning. In March 1989, a magnetic surge tripped circuits, knocking out power in the entire Canadian province of Quebec. While in 1859, an event sparked telegraph lines, igniting fires, and northern lights so bright that British stargazers could

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A meteorite hit the moon during Monday's total lunar eclipse

People watching the total lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday morning noticed a brief flash of light, which has now been confirmed as a meteorite impact

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Svamp utnyttjar syrebrist för att sprida sig i kroppen

– Det var väldigt överraskande att se att svampen inte behöver syre för att orsaka sjukdom. Den kan även använda låga syrenivåer för att undvika immunattacker och öka spridningen, säger Constantin Urban, forskare vid Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi vid Umeå universitet. Den aktuella forskningen belyser hur mikrobiella svampars anpassning sig till låga syrenivåer påverkar hur de kan undvika

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Turistnätterna ökar i Sverige

Antalet turistövernattningar i Sverige ökade med tre procent under 2018, betydligt mer än de 0,5 procent som övernattningarna ökade med året innan.

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Fire nye praktiserende læger kan slå sig ned i Odense

Selvom det endnu ikke er lykkedes at lokke to praktiserende læger til Vollsmose, har Region Syddanmark valgt at udmønte yderligere fire ydernumre i Odense Kommune. Denne gang uden geografisk restriktioner.

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Hovedstaden forventer millionbesparelse på skrottet aftale med praksislæger

Praktiserende læger i Region Hovedstaden vil fra 1. juli ikke længere kunne opkræve et særskilt honorar for at måle langtidsblodsukker i egen praksis. Ved at droppe ordningen forventer Region Hovedstaden en årlig besparelse på 5,5 mio. kr.

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Xiaomi unveils the 'world's first double folding mobile' with THREE screens

The radical design is currently a mere engineering concept but the firm, dubbed 'Chinese Apple' says it may later go into production if demand is sufficient.

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Human evolution’s ties to tectonics

Human evolution’s ties to tectonics Human evolution’s ties to tectonics, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00213-x Kevin Padian applauds a book on the planet’s role in our biological and cultural development.

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Technologies to watch in 2019

Technologies to watch in 2019 Technologies to watch in 2019, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00218-6 From higher-resolution imaging to genome-sized DNA molecules built from scratch, the year ahead looks exciting for life-science technology.

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Tåg har kolliderat med bil

Ett persontåg har kolliderat med en bil vid en obevakad järnvägsövergång mellan Falerum, utanför Åtvidaberg, och Överum. Det rapporterar Corren.se.

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I’m Doing a Reverse Marie Kondo on My Life

The government shutdown has forced me to perform a reverse Marie Kondo analysis on my life: If something brings me joy, and that’s all it does, it probably has to go. I spent the first weeks of the new year teaching a creative-writing workshop in Denver. I told my students it’s a good idea to introduce some kind of ticking clock into their stories to add tension and focus—a deadline, contest, app

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Sikkerheds-fejl rammer alle tog, der er ombygget til nye signaler

Den fejl, som fik DSB til at tage sine Desiro-tog ud af drift, findes på samtlige tog, der er ombygget til nye signaler og benytter det eksisterende sikkerhedssystem ATC. Til gengæld er fejlen langt fra alvorlig.

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Should you invest in China's stock market? Know this one thing first.

China's stock market is just 27 years old. It's economy has grown 30x over that time. Imagine if you had invested early and gotten in on the ground floor. Actually, you would have lost money. Here's how that's possible.

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Exclusive: 600-million-year old blobs are earliest animals ever found

Fossils in China suggest that that some of the first animals in existence may have been carnivorous comb jellies similar to some species that still exist today

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Retraction Watch readers, we need your help to be able to continue our work

Dear Retraction Watch readers: Maybe you’re a researcher who likes keeping up with developments in scientific integrity. Maybe you’re a reporter who has found a story idea on the blog. Maybe you’re an ethics instructor who uses the site to find case studies. Or a publisher who uses our blog to screen authors who submit … Continue reading Retraction Watch readers, we need your help to be able to co

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Report: Funding for neglected disease research hits record high

Policy Cures Research's annual G-FINDER report is the world's most comprehensive survey of R&D funding for neglected infectious diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.The 11th G-FINDER report finds that funding for neglected disease R&D in 2017 reached its highest level ever, exceeding US$3.5 billion. This is up seven percent since 2016, driven primarily by new inve

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DTU-professor: Vindmålere på Storebælt viser ikke den reelle vindhastighed

Opsat på selve broen vil de to vindmålere på Vestbroen blive udsat for stor turbulens og vil derfor sandsynligvis vise for lave vindhastigheder, vurderer professor Jakob Mann fra DTU.

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Haveriutredare ifrågasätter slutsatser från filmen om Hammarskjöld

Flera flygexperter avfärdar uppgifterna om att granatsplitter skulle vara orsak till det hål som fanns i flygplansvraket efter kraschen där Dag Hammarskjöld omkom. Skadan i flygplansdelen av tyg bedöms ha inträffat när planet kolliderade med något när det slog i marken.

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Thorgren fick klartecken till start i X-games

Snowboardstjärnan Sven Thorgren är återställd efter sin hjärnskakning och kan ställa upp i X-games i Aspen. – Läkaren har gett klartecken, säger förbundskaptenen Joakim Hammar.

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Africans may have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar 4000 years ago

Genetic analysis suggests ancient people from sub-Saharan Africa may have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain 1300 years earlier than we thought

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Cigarette smoking associated with increased risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans

African-Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don't to have peripheral artery disease (PAD).Those who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day significantly increased their likelihood of having PAD.PAD is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and can lead to stroke, erectile dysfunction and loss of limbs.

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Här är årets majblomma: ”Den känns väldigt vårig”

Under onsdagsmorgonen presenterades årets majblomma på Mariaskolan i Stockholm. Vårens blomma går i färgerna vitt och grönt och är designad av 13-åriga Saga. – Man kan tycka att det bara är en liten vårsymbol, men barnen som säljer är med och skapar ett bättre och starkare samhälle, säger Tove Lindahl Greve som är Majblommans generalsekreterare.

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Viacom Acquires Pluto TV Free Streaming Service For $340 Million

Some of you might know about Pluto TV. It’s a free, ad-supported TV streaming service that provides access to hundreds of channels through its website and mobile apps. There’s …

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SP1 and RARα regulate AGAP2 expression in cancer

SP1 and RARα regulate AGAP2 expression in cancer SP1 and RARα regulate AGAP2 expression in cancer, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36888-x SP1 and RARα regulate AGAP2 expression in cancer

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3D printing of sacrificial templates into hierarchical porous materials

3D printing of sacrificial templates into hierarchical porous materials 3D printing of sacrificial templates into hierarchical porous materials, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36789-z 3D printing of sacrificial templates into hierarchical porous materials

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Field-free Magnetization Switching by Utilizing the Spin Hall Effect and Interlayer Exchange Coupling of Iridium

Field-free Magnetization Switching by Utilizing the Spin Hall Effect and Interlayer Exchange Coupling of Iridium Field-free Magnetization Switching by Utilizing the Spin Hall Effect and Interlayer Exchange Coupling of Iridium, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37586-4 Field-free Magnetization Switching by Utilizing the Spin Hall Effect and Interlayer Exchange Coupling of I

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Pro-resolving lipid mediator ameliorates obesity induced osteoarthritis by regulating synovial macrophage polarisation

Pro-resolving lipid mediator ameliorates obesity induced osteoarthritis by regulating synovial macrophage polarisation Pro-resolving lipid mediator ameliorates obesity induced osteoarthritis by regulating synovial macrophage polarisation, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36909-9 Pro-resolving lipid mediator ameliorates obesity induced osteoarthritis by regulating synovial

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Defects and dopant properties of Li3V2(PO4)3

Defects and dopant properties of Li 3 V 2 (PO 4 ) 3 Defects and dopant properties of Li 3 V 2 (PO 4 ) 3 , Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36398-w Defects and dopant properties of Li 3 V 2 (PO 4 ) 3

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Awakening effects of blue-enriched morning light exposure on university students’ physiological and subjective responses

Awakening effects of blue-enriched morning light exposure on university students’ physiological and subjective responses Awakening effects of blue-enriched morning light exposure on university students’ physiological and subjective responses, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36791-5 Awakening effects of blue-enriched morning light exposure on university students’ physiolo

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Rapid Data Analytics to Relate Sugarcane Aphid [(Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner)] Population and Damage on Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)

Rapid Data Analytics to Relate Sugarcane Aphid [( Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner)] Population and Damage on Sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Rapid Data Analytics to Relate Sugarcane Aphid [( Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner)] Population and Damage on Sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench), Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36815-0 Rapid Data Analytics to Relate Sugarcane

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Understanding the oxidation mechanism of methanesulfinic acid by ozone in the atmosphere

Understanding the oxidation mechanism of methanesulfinic acid by ozone in the atmosphere Understanding the oxidation mechanism of methanesulfinic acid by ozone in the atmosphere, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36405-0 Understanding the oxidation mechanism of methanesulfinic acid by ozone in the atmosphere

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How the next recession could save lives

How the next recession could save lives How the next recession could save lives, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00210-0 Death rates have dropped during past economic downturns, even as many health trends have worsened. Researchers are scrambling to decipher lessons before the next big recession.

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FBI-agenter larmar om den nedstängda statsapparaten

Den amerikanska statsapparatens delvisa nedstängning är på sin 33:e dag och konsekvenserna blir allt fler och tydligare. I en rapport varnar nu FBI-agenters medlemsorganisation FBIAA för allvarliga konsekvenser om inte justitiedepartementet och den federala polisen snarast får sina pengar.

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Banedanmark ophæver ny kontrakt med Huawei

Banedanmarks kritiske infrastruktur skal alligevel ikke leveres af Huawei.

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Pete Buttigieg Thinks All the 2020 Democrats Are Too Old

Pete Buttigieg, the Millennial mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will formally launch an exploratory committee on Wednesday and make official the presidential run he’s been not-so-subtly edging toward for the past year and a half. His run will be explicitly about a generational contrast not just to the people in power, but to most of the people running in his own party. “I think a lot about intergene

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Computer science reveals why this headline is not funny

To uncover the secrets of humor, researchers crowdsourced the task of turning satirical sentences from The Onion into serious ones.

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Cardiff-spelarens sista ord till vännerna: ”Jag är rädd”

Emiliano Salas plan försvann från radarn under måndagskvällen. Planet har fortfarande inte hittats och myndigheterna befarar att det värsta hänt Cardiffs nyförvärv. ”Planet håller på att falla sönder, jag är rädd”. Orden uppges vara det sista vännerna hört från Sala.

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The Benefits, and Realities, of Using Medication to Overcome Addiction

For many, the road to recovery is long and marked by relapses. Recognizing this, some treatment facilities are beginning to offer medication while simultaneously calling for a holistic approach to address factors that may prevent an enduring recovery: poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and trauma.

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Val i Thailand hålls i mars

Thailands kung Maha Vajiralongkorn har undertecknat ett dekret som godkänner att val kan hållas, uppger kungahuset. Valet blir det första sedan militärkuppen 2014.

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Höga krav kan ge kvinnor fler kilon

Höga krav i arbetet under en längre tid kan leda till viktuppgång för kvinnor. Över hälften av kvinnorna i ett forskningsprojekt som upplevde detta ökade i vikt – i snitt 20 procent mer än andra kvinnor med lägre krav i arbetet. Sambandet gällde inte för män. Forskarna tror att detta kan ha att göra med kombinationen med krav på att sköta hemmet, vilket kan göra att dessa kvinnor har mindre tid fö

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Agree to disagree on plans for the next European supercollider

Agree to disagree on plans for the next European supercollider Agree to disagree on plans for the next European supercollider, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00234-6 Physics community faces a controversial decision over whether to build the world’s most powerful particle smasher.

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Your smartphone now knows if you smoke and may help you quit

A study from Gero longevity company shows that smoking cessation leads to rejuvenation that can be monitored by a mobile phone app.

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Sugsvag fläkt bland förra årets sämsta köp

En köksfläkt utan sug, en robotgräsklippare som både klipper fötter och gräs och en ekologisk pasta med höga halter bekämpningsmedel. Det är några av produkterna som kvalar in på listan över förra årets sämsta produkter från tidningen Råd & Rön.

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Russiskfødt nanoforsker på SDU modtager en af Danmarks største forskerpriser

Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi er tildelt Villum Kann Rasmussens Årslegat til Teknisk og Naturvidenskabelig Forskning på fem millioner kroner.

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Pouille överraskade mot Raonic

Lucas Pouille hade inför årets Australian Open aldrig vunnit en match i grand slam-turneringen i tennis i Melbourne.

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Sex bedragare som lurade hela världen

Kända bedrägerier genom historien •”Sålde” Eiffeltornet och falska fornfynd.

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Fråga Eva-Karin: Allt fler hundar på gatorna

DN:s Eva-Karin Gyllenberg svarar på läsarnas frågor om Stockholm.

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Advances in 3D and organoid cell culture

A new collection of reviews and original research articles illustrate how new technologies and advanced cell culture are accelerating basic research, drug discovery and drug development.

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Hertl snuvade Ovetjkin i målfest

Alexander Ovetjkins hattrick hjälpte inte. Stanley Cup-mästaren Washington förlorade hemma mot San Jose med 6–7 sedan en annan tremålsskytt – Tomas Hertl– avgjort på övertid.

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Fyra anhållna efter krogexplosion

Fyra personer har anhållits i samband med en explosion på en restaurang i Linnéstaden i Göteborg under natten till onsdagen.

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Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400M

U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million.

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Construction without coordination: how ants build megaprojects

Leaf-cutter ants build super highways to transfer food and building materials hundreds of metres without communicating with each other, scientists claimed Wednesday, in findings that could prompt a rethink about how some insect communities organise themselves.

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Construction without coordination: how ants build megaprojects

Leaf-cutter ants build super highways to transfer food and building materials hundreds of metres without communicating with each other, scientists claimed Wednesday, in findings that could prompt a rethink about how some insect communities organise themselves.

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US video game industry scored $43.4 bn record sales in 2018

From "Fortnite" to "Pokemon Go," play in the US drove video-game industry revenue to a record-setting $43.4 billion last year, according to data released Tuesday.

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Tonga: Whole country cut off from Facebook, YouTube

Tonga has been plunged into virtual cyber darkness after an undersea cable broke, cutting off the Pacific island kingdom from almost all cell phone and Internet services.

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Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin rocket makes 10th flight test (Update)

With an eye to launching the first tourists to space by year's end, Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, blasted off the 10th test flight of its New Shepard rocket on Wednesday.

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Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current UK company will remain unchanged, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

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Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales

Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.

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Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive

Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a study published January 23, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Edda E. Magnúsdóttir and Rangyn Lim from the University of Iceland.

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New study establishes causal link between climate, conflict, and migration

IIASA-led research has established a causal link between climate, conflict, and migration for the first time, something which has been widely suggested in the media but for which scientific evidence is scarce.

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Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales

Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.

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Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive

Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a study published January 23, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Edda E. Magnúsdóttir and Rangyn Lim from the University of Iceland.

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How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

New research from Case Western Reserve University in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences might explain color variation in other animals, from lions to birds.

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How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

New research from Case Western Reserve University in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences might explain color variation in other animals, from lions to birds.

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Not only do Gulf of Aqaba corals survive climate change but their offspring may too

While coral reefs worldwide are suffering severe damage due to global warming and ocean acidification, there is one place in the world where they are surviving these harsh conditions—the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.

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Team uses synthetic biology to elucidate the complexities of cell function

Arizona State University's Giovanna Ghirlanda and Matthias Heyden, professors in the School of Molecular Sciences and Sara Vaiana, professor in the Department of Physics are viewing our cells through a new lens enabling them to gain novel insight into the mechanisms of several cellular activities.

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A close look at the specific feeding habits of territorial damselfish reveals strategies for coexistence

In the animal kingdom, food access is among the biggest drivers of habitat preference. It influences, among other things, how animals interact, where they roam and the amount of energy they expend to maintain their access to food. But how do different members of ecologically similar species manage to live close to each other?

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Hög andel bostadsrätter tas bort osålda

Ovanligt många bostadsrättsaffärer misslyckades i december. Närmare hälften av alla bostadsrätter som togs bort från bostadssajten Hemnet i december hade inte sålts, vilket är långt över hur det sett ut historiskt.

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Team uses synthetic biology to elucidate the complexities of cell function

Arizona State University's Giovanna Ghirlanda and Matthias Heyden, professors in the School of Molecular Sciences and Sara Vaiana, professor in the Department of Physics are viewing our cells through a new lens enabling them to gain novel insight into the mechanisms of several cellular activities.

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A close look at the specific feeding habits of territorial damselfish reveals strategies for coexistence

In the animal kingdom, food access is among the biggest drivers of habitat preference. It influences, among other things, how animals interact, where they roam and the amount of energy they expend to maintain their access to food. But how do different members of ecologically similar species manage to live close to each other?

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Han spelar Tony Soparno i nya ”Sopranos”-filmen

Filmen ”The many saints of Newark” skildrar den unge Tony Sopranos liv, innan han blev maffiaboss. Rollen, som ursprungligen gjordes av James Gandolfini, spelas av Michael Gandolfini – hans son.

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Fick inte betalt för ministerns glasveranda

En arkitekt fick i uppdrag att rita en ny glasveranda till Annika Strandhälls villa. 18 månader senare har han fortfarande inte fått någon ersättning, enligt en stämningsansökan som lämnats in till Nacka tingsrätt. Efter att DN sökt ministern och hennes sambo med frågor om stämningen ska arkitekten nu få betalt.

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Olsson till semi mot omöjlige Kunieda

Stefan Olsson är klar för semifinal i Australian Opens rullstolsklass. I kvartsfinalen, som också är första omgången, blev det 6–4, 6–3 mot Joachim Gerard, Belgien.

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De kan få Sveriges Radios lyrikpris

Linnea Axelssons samiska släktepos "Ædnan" vann Augustpriset i den skönlitterära kategorin i höstas, något som överraskade många då det rör sig om lyrik i stället för prosa. Nu nomineras Axelsson även till Sveriges Radios lyrikpris med motiveringen att "Ædnan" bryter ny mark med sin blandning av naturlyrik och politiskt laddad vardagsskildring.

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Chinese army AI can track people across different CCTV cameras

The Chinese army has made an AI system that can track people across different sources of CCTV with around 90 per cent accuracy

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Serena Williams utslagen ur Australian Open

Serena Williams stod med ena benet i semifinal i Australian Open. Då vaknade Karolina Pliskova och vände 1–5 till 7–5 i avgörande set.

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Stockholmstestet vecka 4

Eva-Karin Gyllenberg ställer fem frågor om Stockholm.

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Oklarheter kring explosion i Kista

Polisen vet inte vad som orsakade explosionen som inträffade vid en restaurang i ett flerfamiljshus på tisdagen.

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Margarin med palmolja utses till Årets matbluff

Bordsmargarinet Lätta har utsetts till Årets matbluff av konsumentföreningen Äkta vara. Motiveringen är att produkten skyltar med rapsolja på förpackningen – men margarinet består till större del av den omdebatterade palmoljan.

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Trænger du til en krammer? Derfor er andres berøring uundværlig

Følelsen af lykke er større, når andre rører ved dig, end hvis du selv gør det, viser ny undersøgelse. Og det har du brug for.

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Lotta O: När man sätter kunskapens äpple i halsen

Kåseri. Jag gör ett test för kolla min tro.

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De hetaste demokraterna som vill efterträda Trump

Allt tyder på att det blir ett historiskt brett startfält av demokrater som utmanar varandra för att bli presidentkandidat 2020. Entusiasmen är hög i partiet och bland gräsrotsorganisationer inför nästa val, men risken är också stor att splittringen som präglade primärvalet 2016 kan upprepas.

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Bowel cancer trial aims to reset gut bacteria

It is thought some strains of bacteria may cause cancer or allow it to develop unchecked Bowel cancer patients will be given a groundbreaking form of treatment aimed at altering the makeup of their gut bacteria, in a trial due to launch this year. The phase one trial, backed by a £20m grant from Cancer Research UK, is led by an international team who are investigating whether gut bacteria play a

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The Bio-Talent of nanofabrication in Poland

A scientifically subterranean topic at Frontiers leads to a discovery of cheater talents in Poland: a duo of EU-funded nanofabricators from Pakistan. Does any of their papers contain any actual research data, or is it all just made up?

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Turkey's ‘Climate of Fear’ for Journalists

ISTANBUL—Pelin Ünker thought she had the scoop of a lifetime when Cumhuriyet , one of Turkey’s oldest newspapers, published her bombshell report that the family of Binali Yıldırım, then the country’s prime minister, owned vast offshore holdings. Yıldırım promptly admitted that the revelations were true—though he denied wrongdoing—and even invited an investigation into his two sons, who were named

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Strejk hotar bryta ut i flera svenska hamnar

Drygt tusen hamnarbetare väntas gå ut i strejk på onsdagsmorgonen efter att fackförbundet tackade nej till medlarnas bud i går. Arbetsgivaren kommer svara med lockout. Ett tiotal hamnar i Sverige berörs.

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Kamala Harris kandidatur väcker entusiasm i Indien

DEHLI. Demokraten Kamala Harris besked att ställa upp i presidentvalet 2020 väcker entusiasm i Indien. Hon hyllas i indiska nyhetsmedier som den första amerikanska politiker med indisk bakgrund som har en verklig chans att bli president.

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How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

New research from Case Western Reserve University in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences might explain color variation in other animals, from lions to birds.Further, the findings could also provide evolutionary biologists clues about whether rising global temperatures might adversely affect some species.

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Greater access to information reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions

A new study in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy suggests that providing more information about how doctors prescribe drugs could reduce problems associated with overprescription.

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Suicide deaths among incarcerated youth

According to a US Department of Justice survey, from 2000 to 2014, suicide rates were two to three times higher for youth in custody than those in the general population. In a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital looked at circumstances preceding suicide to understand better why this di

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Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive

Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a study published Jan. 23, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Edda E. Magnúsdóttir and Rangyn Lim from the University of Iceland.

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Peter Jacksons krigsdokumentär till Sverige

Peter Jacksons dokumentär där moderna verktyg använts för att väcka liv i filmklipp från första världskriget går upp på vita duken i Sverige.

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Do-Gooders Should Survey Communities First

Detroit residents declined an offer of free street trees—but were more willing to accept them if they had a say in the type of tree. Jason G. Goldman reports.

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Scientists achieve the first stable simulations of DNA crystals

A new breakthrough enables the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of DNA crystals.

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Mikkel Hansen: ”Större än så här blir det inte”

Danmark kommer inte att ge Sverige något extra i onsdagskvällens match. Med 15 000 åskådare som stöd är man ute efter revansch för förlusten i EM-semifinalen i fjol. – Vi vill visa att vi är bättre än vad vi var i Kroatien, säger Danmarks stora stjärna Mikkel Hansen.

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Andreas Palicka: ”Jag gillar att inte vara så omtyckt”

Han har gjort det förr – och han tänker göra det igen. Sveriges målvakt i den direkt avgörande matchen mot Danmark heter Andreas Palicka. Och 32-åringen gillar att ha 15 000 danskar emot sig. – Jag kanske är lite sjuk där, men jag gillar att inte vara så omtyckt, säger han och skrattar.

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Akademien tar plats i folkets konstsalong

Knytblusar i marmor, Anders Zorn-parodier, containerfartyg i motljus och torrnålsgravy­rer. På fredag öppnar Vårsalongen i Lilje­valchs konsthall. 3 538 konstnärer har skickat in verk i år, rekord. Av dessa har 136 valts ut.

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What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? | CNBC Explains

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The Globotics Upheaval by Richard Baldwin — white-collar disruption

When globalisation meshes with robotics, the losers will be the middle classes

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NHS’s digital ambitions spur start-ups into action

Small players can finally break into health service under revolutionary plan

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Antarctic krill population contracts southward as polar oceans warm

The population of Antarctic krill, the favorite food of many whales, penguins, fish and seals, shifted southward during a recent period of warming in their key habitat, researchers report.

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Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds

A fresh look at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or obesity has some reassuring findings.

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Paris SG får böter för etnisk profilering

Franska storklubben Paris Saint-Germain har dömts till 100.000 euro, motsvarande cirka 1,2 miljoner svenska kronor, i böter av den franska ligans disciplinnämnd för att ha använt etnisk profilering i sin rekrytering av talanger.

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Brilliance in the genes: inside Britain's 'Nobel prize factory'

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology enjoys a tally of 16 laureates

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88-åring misstänks ha kidnappats

En 88-årig kvinna misstänks ha förts bort av kidnappare i österrikiska Eisenstadt, uppger polis.

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Scientists achieve the first stable simulations of DNA crystals

A new breakthrough enables the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of DNA crystals.

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New tool enables imaging of neural activity with near-infrared light

A new, groundbreaking tool for visualizing neural activity has implications for understanding brain functions and disorders.

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New explanation for Alexander the Great's death

Did Alexander the Great meet his demise more than 2,300 years ago because of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?

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Forsvarsminister i Huawei-samråd: Lovindgreb mod bestemte teleaktører skal overvejes

Det er ikke muligt at forbyde danske teleselskaber at anvende udstyr fra Huawei, men regeringen åbner op for at se på lovgivningen, fremgik det af et samråd i Forsvarsudvalget i dag.

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High-tech hospital R&D focuses on controlling costs

‘Simulated sunrises’ among projects at Philips research facility

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Delivery innovation spreads vaccines’ benefits

Advances in refrigeration and alternatives to needle-based injections boost uptake

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Erasing memories associated with cocaine use reduces drug seeking behavior

Researchers identified the brain circuits that form memories associating environmental cues with cocaine use. Targeting these memories may improve the success of exposure therapy to prevent relapse.

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Chemists develop new synthesis method for producing fluorinated piperidines

Chemists have developed a new, simple synthetic method for producing fluorinated piperidines — which had previously been very difficult. These compounds play a major role in the development of new active ingredients.

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Våg av våldsamma mord på dagtid oroar i Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico. Liz G. Rodriguez Quinonez lärde sig under sin uppväxt hur hon skulle kasta sig på golvet om en förlupen kula från en skjutning i närheten kraschade in genom hennes fönster mitt i natten. Men det var först i höstas som Rodriguez, som driver en foodtruck i en stad strax öster om Puerto Ricos huvudstad, blev vittne till sitt första mord.

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Beskyttelse mod radon dumper i ny test

Det er nemt at sælge tvivlsomme produkter til radonsikring. Det er nemlig bygherrens ansvar at tjekke, om membranen virker.

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Supplement makes (mouse) moms' milk better; pups benefit for life

Giving nursing mouse mothers a supplement called nicotinamide riboside (NR) promotes maternal weight loss, boosts milk production and quality, and leads to long-lasting physical, neurological, and behavioral benefits in the pups.

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Possible link between rotavirus vaccine and decline in type 1 diabetes

A drop in the number of young children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be associated with the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination of Australian infants, according to a new study.

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Frequent use of aspirin can lead to increased bleeding, study finds

A new study has found that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes, can lead to an increase risk of almost 50 percent in major bleeding episodes.

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Scientists boost stability of low-cost, large-area solar modules

Modifications made to perovskite solar cells, or PSCs, render them more stable and scalable than ever before.

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Chemists develop new synthesis method for producing fluorinated piperidines

Chemists have developed a new, simple synthetic method for producing fluorinated piperidines — which had previously been very difficult. These compounds play a major role in the development of new active ingredients.

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A tradeoff in the neural code

New research suggests that our brains are like modern washing machines — evolved to have the latest sophisticated programming, but more vulnerable to breakdown and prone to develop costly disorders. Scientists conducted experiments comparing the efficiency of the neural code in non-human and human primates and found that as the neural code gets more efficient, the robustness that prevents errors

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Plants blink: Proceeding with caution in sunlight

Plants have control mechanisms that resemble those in human senses. According to a new study, plants adjust photosynthesis to rapid light changes using a sophisticated sensing system, much in the way that the human eye responds to variations in light intensity. This sensory-like regulation operates at low light intensities, when the photosynthesis machinery is most efficient but also most vulnerab

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Test for esophageal cancer could save millions of lives

New research could result in a simple and inexpensive screening for cancer of the esophagus — a disease that claims more than 400,000 lives around the world each year.

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Do-Gooders Should Survey Communities First

Detroit residents declined an offer of free street trees—but were more willing to accept them if they had a say in the type of tree. Jason G. Goldman reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Do-Gooders Should Survey Communities First

Detroit residents declined an offer of free street trees—but were more willing to accept them if they had a say in the type of tree. Jason G. Goldman reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Stem Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth In 2 Months!

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What are your predictions for the 2020s, and what are the highlights in the 2010s that will be built upon in the 2020s? [January 2019]

It's less than just one year until a new decade begins, and boy, I've to say that the 2010s were an interesting year not only in JUST technology but society as a whole. To be frank, if I were to time travel to like the 1980s and give my cell phone to them, they would be REALLY confused with all the social media, instant-access databases, and whatnot. This is definitely proved to be a pattern hist

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A Refined Conjecture for the Variance of Gaussian Primes Across Sectors

We derive a refined conjecture for the variance of Gaussian primes across sectors, with a power saving error term, by applying the L-functions Ratios Conjecture. We observe a bifurcation point in the main term, consistent with the Random Matrix Theory (RMT) heuristic previously proposed by Rudnick and Waxman. Our model also identifies a second bifurcation point, undetected by the RMT model, that e

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Google Hangouts to be officially retired in October

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was rolling out its Slack competitor, Hangouts Chat, to G-Suite customers. This was part of a larger ploy to ditch Hangouts itself. The company has …

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Will future airlines offer ticket prices based off weight?

With Spirit Airlines and others offering pay as you use services I'm surprised I haven't seen any offering prices based on passengers based on total weight (luggage and self) since that plays the biggest factor in gas prices for flights. I think it's reasonable but I could see potential conflict with those who may feel discriminated against. What are your thoughts? submitted by /u/peptidehunter [

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Some MacBook Pro Users Are Experiencing Display Backlight Issues

Apple’s MacBook Pros represent the best that Apple has to offer in terms of laptops where they are not only compact, but powerful enough to make video edits even on the go. As such they are …

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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.

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Possible link found between cases of high blood pressure and 'unhealthy' shopping centers

A new study using Pop-Up health check stations found a possible link between 'unhealthy' shopping centers and the number of cases of suspected or diagnosed high blood pressure recorded for people who volunteered for checks.Researchers from City, University of London set up the one-day pop-up health check stations in seven shopping centers across England.

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Shift work for mothers associated with reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy.

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Cargobikes Not Drones Are The Future For Urban Deliveries

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The Atlantic Daily: When America’s Teachers Get Mad

What We’re Following City and teachers’ union officials in Los Angeles appear to have reached a tentative agreement to end a week-long strike, but the L.A. strike is just the latest flashpoint in an unprecedented wave of recent teacher activism. Over the past year, at least 409,000 educators have staged walkouts, nearly four times the number who did so in the major spate of strikes a half-century

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In a Series of Experiments, Scientists Are Learning How to Farm on Mars

(Inside Science) — Scientists in Norway and the Netherlands may have brought us closer to workable space farms, which experts agree are necessary if astronauts are ever going to reach Mars. "Astronauts stay on the International Space Station for six months and they can bring everything they need in either freeze-dried or vacuum packs, but the next goal for all space agencies is to reach Mars wher

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Graphene and related materials safety: Human health and the environment

Researchers reviewed the current research into the safety of graphene and related materials looking at both human health and environmental impact.

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Long-read DNA analysis can give rise to errors

Advanced technologies that read long strings of DNA can produce flawed data that could affect genetic studies, research suggests.

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New insights into magnetic quantum effects in solids

Using a new computational method, an international collaboration has succeeded for the first time in systematically investigating magnetic quantum effects in the well-known 3D pyrochlore Heisenberg model. The surprising finding: physical quantum phases are formed only for small spin values.

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New records of very high nitrous oxide fluxes from rice cannot be generalized for water management and climate impacts [Letters (Online Only)]

As scientists working at the International Rice Research Institute and other institutions that have investigated greenhouse gas emissions from rice fields, we read the recent article in PNAS by Kritee et al. (1) with great interest. The observed N2O emissions from rice fields in South India including previously unknown high…

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Reply to Wassmann et al.: More data at high sampling intensity from medium- and intense-intermittently flooded rice farms is crucial [Letters (Online Only)]

Here, we briefly respond to critique of our study (1) by Wassmann et al. (2). A detailed response to their letter is available online (edf.org/riceN2O). Field Design It is not necessary to compare intermittently flooded farms with continuously flooded farms serving as controls to understand the impacts of multiple aeration…

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Microbe-focused glycan array screening platform [Chemistry]

Interactions between glycans and glycan binding proteins are essential for numerous processes in all kingdoms of life. Glycan microarrays are an excellent tool to examine protein–glycan interactions. Here, we present a microbe-focused glycan microarray platform based on oligosaccharides obtained by chemical synthesis. Glycans were generated by combining different carbohydrate synthesis…

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Stromal-derived interleukin 6 drives epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and therapy resistance in esophageal adenocarcinoma [Medical Sciences]

Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has a dismal prognosis, and survival benefits of recent multimodality treatments remain small. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are known to contribute to poor outcome by conferring therapy resistance to various cancer types, but this has not been explored in EAC. Importantly, a targeted strategy to circumvent CAF-induced resistance…

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Viscoelastic shear stress relaxation in two-dimensional glass-forming liquids [Physics]

Translational dynamics of 2D glass-forming fluids is strongly influenced by soft, long-wavelength fluctuations first recognized by D. Mermin and H. Wagner. As a result of these fluctuations, characteristic features of glassy dynamics, such as plateaus in the mean-squared displacement and the self-intermediate scattering function, are absent in two dimensions. In…

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Revealing the atomic ordering of binary intermetallics using in situ heating techniques at multilength scales [Chemistry]

Ordered intermetallic nanoparticles are promising electrocatalysts with enhanced activity and durability for the oxygen-reduction reaction (ORR) in proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The ordered phase is generally identified based on the existence of superlattice ordering peaks in powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD). However, after employing a widely used postsynthesis annealing treatment,.

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A ligand motif enables differential vascular targeting of endothelial junctions between brain and retina [Neuroscience]

Endothelial heterogeneity has important implications in health and disease. Molecular markers selectively expressed in the vasculature of different organs and tissues are currently being explored in targeted therapies with promising results in preclinical and clinical studies. Noteworthy is the role that combinatorial approaches such as phage display have had in…

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Enhancing human learning via spaced repetition optimization [Applied Mathematics]

Spaced repetition is a technique for efficient memorization which uses repeated review of content following a schedule determined by a spaced repetition algorithm to improve long-term retention. However, current spaced repetition algorithms are simple rule-based heuristics with a few hard-coded parameters. Here, we introduce a flexible representation of spaced repetition…

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Triparental inheritance in Dictyostelium [Genetics]

Sex promotes the recombination and reassortment of genetic material and is prevalent across eukaryotes, although our knowledge of the molecular details of sexual inheritance is scant in several major lineages. In social amoebae, sex involves a promiscuous mixing of cytoplasm before zygotes consume the majority of cells, but for technical…

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From water’s ephemeral dance, a new order emerges [Commentaries]

The freezing of a liquid into a crystalline solid is a ubiquitous and familiar phase transition that affects many aspects of our daily life. The crystallization of water, for example, has broad implications for our planet’s climate and geography, and for diverse applications ranging from food and energy production to…

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Thermomagnetic recording fidelity of nanometer-sized iron and implications for planetary magnetism [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

Paleomagnetic observations provide valuable evidence of the strength of magnetic fields present during evolution of the Solar System. Such information provides important constraints on physical processes responsible for rapid accretion of the protoplanetesimal disk. For this purpose, magnetic recordings must be stable and resist magnetic overprints from thermal events and…

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Spectral dynamics of shift current in ferroelectric semiconductor SbSI [Applied Physical Sciences]

Photoexcitation in solids brings about transitions of electrons/holes between different electronic bands. If the solid lacks an inversion symmetry, these electronic transitions support spontaneous photocurrent due to the geometric phase of the constituting electronic bands: the Berry connection. This photocurrent, termed shift current, is expected to emerge on the timescale…

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Parents mention sons more often than daughters on social media [Social Sciences]

Gender inequality starts early in life. Parents tend to prefer boys over girls, which is manifested in reproductive behavior, marital life, and parents’ pastimes and investments in their children. While social media and sharing information about children (so-called “sharenting”) have become an integral part of parenthood, whether and how gender…

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Reconnection scaling in quantum fluids [Applied Physical Sciences]

Fundamental to classical and quantum vortices, superconductors, magnetic flux tubes, liquid crystals, cosmic strings, and DNA is the phenomenon of reconnection of line-like singularities. We visualize reconnection of quantum vortices in superfluid 4He, using submicrometer frozen air tracers. Compared with previous work, the fluid was almost at rest, leading to…

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Apobec3A maintains HIV-1 latency through recruitment of epigenetic silencing machinery to the long terminal repeat [Microbiology]

HIV-1 integrates into the genome of target cells and establishes latency indefinitely. Understanding the molecular mechanism of HIV-1 latency maintenance is needed for therapeutic strategies to combat existing infection. In this study, we found an unexpected role for Apobec3A (apolipoprotein B MRNA editing enzyme catalytic subunit 3A, abbreviated “A3A”) in…

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Hagfish from the Cretaceous Tethys Sea and a reconciliation of the morphological-molecular conflict in early vertebrate phylogeny [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

Hagfish depart so much from other fishes anatomically that they were sometimes considered not fully vertebrate. They may represent: (i) an anatomically primitive outgroup of vertebrates (the morphology-based craniate hypothesis); or (ii) an anatomically degenerate vertebrate lineage sister to lampreys (the molecular-based cyclostome hypothesis). This systematic conundrum has become a…

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Distinction of self-produced touch and social touch at cortical and spinal cord levels [Neuroscience]

Differentiation between self-produced tactile stimuli and touch by others is necessary for social interactions and for a coherent concept of “self.” The mechanisms underlying this distinction are unknown. Here, we investigated the distinction between self- and other-produced light touch in healthy volunteers using three different approaches: fMRI, behavioral testing, and…

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Green fluorescence from cnidarian hosts attracts symbiotic algae [Ecology]

Reef-building corals thrive in nutrient-poor marine environments because of an obligate symbiosis with photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium. Symbiosis is established in most corals through the uptake of Symbiodinium from the environment. Corals are sessile for most of their life history, whereas free-living Symbiodinium are motile; hence, a mechanism…

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Influence of young adult cognitive ability and additional education on later-life cognition [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

How and when education improves cognitive capacity is an issue of profound societal importance. Education and later-life education-related factors, such as occupational complexity and engagement in cognitive-intellectual activities, are frequently considered indices of cognitive reserve, but whether their effects are truly causal remains unclear. In this study, after accounting for…

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Rhomboidal Pt(II) metallacycle-based NIR-II theranostic nanoprobe for tumor diagnosis and image-guided therapy [Chemistry]

Fluorescent theranostics probes at the second near-IR region (NIR-II; 1.0–1.7 µm) are in high demand for precise theranostics that minimize autofluorescence, reduce photon scattering, and improve the penetration depth. Herein, we designed and synthesized an NIR-II theranostic nanoprobe 1 that incorporates a Pt(II) metallacycle 2 and an organic molecular dye…

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Symbiotic skin bacteria as a source for sex-specific scents in frogs [Ecology]

Amphibians are known to possess a wide variety of compounds stored in their skin glands. While significant progress has been made in understanding the chemical diversity and biological relevance of alkaloids, amines, steroids, and peptides, most aspects of the odorous secretions are completely unknown. In this study, we examined sexual…

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Accelerating changes in ice mass within Greenland, and the ice sheet’s sensitivity to atmospheric forcing [Applied Physical Sciences]

From early 2003 to mid-2013, the total mass of ice in Greenland declined at a progressively increasing rate. In mid-2013, an abrupt reversal occurred, and very little net ice loss occurred in the next 12–18 months. Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and global positioning system (GPS) observations reveal that…

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Ice is born in low-mobility regions of supercooled liquid water [Physics]

When an ice crystal is born from liquid water, two key changes occur: (i) The molecules order and (ii) the mobility of the molecules drops as they adopt their lattice positions. Most research on ice nucleation (and crystallization in general) has focused on understanding the former with less attention paid…

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A network’s gender composition and communication pattern predict women’s leadership success [Social Sciences]

Many leaders today do not rise through the ranks but are recruited directly out of graduate programs into leadership positions. We use a quasi-experiment and instrumental-variable regression to understand the link between students’ graduate school social networks and placement into leadership positions of varying levels of authority. Our data measure…

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Dopamine modulates the reward experiences elicited by music [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Understanding how the brain translates a structured sequence of sounds, such as music, into a pleasant and rewarding experience is a fascinating question which may be crucial to better understand the processing of abstract rewards in humans. Previous neuroimaging findings point to a challenging role of the dopaminergic system in…

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Voluntary sustainability standards could significantly reduce detrimental impacts of global agriculture [Environmental Sciences]

Voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) are stakeholder-derived principles with measurable and enforceable criteria to promote sustainable production outcomes. While institutional commitments to use VSS to meet sustainable procurement policies have grown rapidly over the past decade, we still have relatively little understanding of the (i) direct environmental benefits of large-scale VSS…

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Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

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Teenager with brain tumour to undergo proton beam therapy

The boy will be treated at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, the UK’s first dedicated centre A 15-year-old with a rare brain tumour is to undergo pioneering proton beam therapy at the UK’s first dedicated treatment centre. Mason Kettley, from Angmering in West Sussex, will receive the highly targeted therapy, which helps shrink tumours and cuts the risk of side-effects. Continue reading…

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Ants build superhighways without bosses or blueprints

Ants build superhighways without bosses or blueprints Ants build superhighways without bosses or blueprints, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00227-5 Hard-working insects achieve engineering marvels despite lack of cooperation.

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3 Newborn Endangered Right Whales Seen After Year With No Births

The sighting this winter of newborn whales off the coasts of Florida and Georgia is being greeted with mild optimism, as the North Atlantic population has dwindled.

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EU Privacy Law Snares Its First Tech Giant: Google

The French data regulator fines Google $57 million for not properly gaining user permission to personalize ads.

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Europe to mine Moon for Oxygen and Water by 2025

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Here's why NASA wants to 3D print human hearts in space

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Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

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Netflix, Instagram team up for easier sharing of binge-watching recommendations

The latest update of the Netflix app for Apple devices lets you share what you are watching via Instagram Stories.

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Netflix becomes first streaming company to join the MPAA

Netflix has become the first streaming service to join the ranks of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Tuesday, Hollywood’s most powerful lobbying group, according …

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Twitter Testing Out Simpler, Redesigned Website

If you think that the current design of Twitter is a bit too confusing and messy, then you might be interested to learn that Twitter has announced that they have begun rolling out a redesigned …

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Amazon Go, One Year Old, Has Attracted a Host of Cashierless Imitators

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Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers

Today's svelte laptops, smartphones, and tablets may look nothing like the clunky machines of yesterday, but they owe them everything.

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