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This giant cognitive bias codex will transform your understanding of yourself

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making. The codex groups the biases based on 4 major "problems". The sheer amount of biases teaches us "humility," says one of the Codex's creators. None Perhaps aside from mythical spiritual figures, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that

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Reviderede retningslinjer mod chikane klar til sommer

Københavns Universitet vil i foråret drøfte, hvordan retningslinjer til håndtering…

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Instadrugs: new research reveals hidden dangers when young people use apps to buy illicit substances

Markets for illicit drugs are constantly evolving to increase profits and reduce risks to suppliers in response to law enforcement tactics. New technologies have been taken up with enthusiasm: from the use of pagers and mobile phones in the 1990s, to the more recent growth of online pharmacies and drug cryptomarkets, which host large numbers of illicit drug vendors operating in the hidden portion

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Boeing’s electric autonomous passenger air vehicle just had its first flight

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How bacteria build hyper-efficient photosynthesis machines

Researchers facing a future with a larger population and more uncertain climate are looking for ways to improve crop yields, and they're looking to photosynthetic bacteria for engineering solutions. In the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a Canadian research team reports on how cyanobacteria finesse one of the most wasteful steps in photosynthesis. The study investigated the assembly of carboxysom

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Why liver transplant waitlists might misclassify high-risk patients

A new study in the journal Gastroenterology reveals that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list.

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Svensk antidoping: Bekymmer för trovärdighet

Svensk antidoping och ytterligare tolv nationella antidopningsorganisationer vänder sig emot att Wada inte straffade Ryssland som inte följde överenskommelsen.

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Filmrecension: Högsta betyg till nyskapande ”The favourite”

Tiofaldigt Oscarsnominerade ”The favourite” iscensätter ett passionerat triangeldrama vid det brittiska 1700-talshovet samtidigt som den väcker nytt liv i den klassiska kostymfilmen. Strålande, roligt och dansant, tycker Jane Magnusson.

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Filmrecension: Ukrainska ”Den ödmjuka” en roadtrip genom ett korrupt helvete

Den högproduktiva ukrainska regissören Sergej Loznitsa tar Dostojevskij i handen och reser genom moralisk korrupt och godtyckligt samhälle.

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Repugnant markets spur thinking about how to engineer complex systems

Alvin E. Roth, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics in 2012, has been a pioneer in applying game theory to all manner of markets.

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Scientists Drill Deepest Hole Ever in Antarctica

They hope it will help them understand how the ice sheet will respond to climate change.

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Jens Lekmans Göteborg har blivit vetenskap

Den Angeredsbördige popmusikern Lekman har blivit föremål för en akademisk avhandling. ”Hearing histories of Hammer Hill. Pop music as auditory geography” tar upp de geografiska aspekterna av låtskrivande.

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Top 5 Dana Stories of 2018? From the Archives

At www.dana.org , we have a deep archive of great stories about the brain and the people who study it, and thanks to the internet, none of it is further than a quick search away. When I checked the list of top stories from last year, I was pleased to see that you-all seem to like to read long stories—nearly all the top-read stories are in the longest format we post. But I was surprised that many

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We're finally figuring out how Uranus ended up on its side

Space New research provides some clues about our solar system's most mysterious planet. Unlike all the other planets, which spin roughly “upright” with their spin axes at close to right angles to their orbits around the sun, Uranus is tilted by almost a…

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One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf

A team of ocean robots deployed in January 2018 have, over the past year, been the first self-guided ocean robots to successfully travel under an ice sheet and return to report long-term observations.

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Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer's – here's how to avoid it

News that the Porphyromonas gingivalis bacterium responsible for causing gum disease could also be the root cause of Alzheimer’s has people reaching for their toothbrush

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Det Etiske Råd har fået ny formand

Professor og klinikchef på Rigshospitalet Anne-Marie Axø Gerdes bliver ny formand for Det Etiske Råd. Hun vil fokusere på en stor deltagelse i samfundsdebatten samt flere nye projekter.

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Holbæk Sygehus er sluppet af med overbelægningen

Holbæk Sygehus har fået rettet op på overbelægning og enorm travlhed, hvilket har ført til et fjernet påbud. Vicedirektør på sygehuset peger på tre initiativer, der har vendt udviklingen og arbejdsgangene.

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Pharmacies continue to sell sugar pills as flu remedy

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy that is made by taking the heart and liver of a duck and diluting it to nothing. It's a placebo, but sold widely by pharmacies as a "treatment" for colds and influenza.

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Orsaker till att domedagsklockan ställts om

Här är nio gånger som domedagsklockan vridits fram och tillbaka på grund av stora världspolitiska händelser.

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SD-politiker frias för hets mot folkgrupp

Sverigedemokraternas gruppledare i Karlskrona, Christoper Larsson, frias av Blekinge tingsrätt för hets mot folkgrupp.

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Web application helps urban planners design cities

Urban planners must take a myriad of different objectives into account when designing development programs. These can include optimizing a neighborhood's built density, preserving old monuments and buildings, using renewable energy, cutting CO2 emissions and minimizing costs – to name a few. These objectives are often contradictory and hard to quantify, and sometimes not fully understood.

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The double-edged sword of palm oil

Widespread cultivation of oil palm trees has been both an economic boon and an environmental disaster for tropical developing-world countries. New research points to a more sustainable path forward through engagement with small-scale producers.

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The Butterfly Effect and Jamaican Cuisine

Nira Chamberlain, the World's Most Interesting Mathematician, describes the delicate mathematics of weather models — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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I dag kan domedagen komma närmare

Klockan 16 i dag svensk tid blir det klart om världen är närmare undergången än tidigare. Då vet vi om den symboliska ”Domedagsklockan” ställs om eller inte. Förra året ställdes den fram till två minuter före midnatt. Om den ställs fram ytterligare har den aldrig tidigare varit så nära domedagen – slutet.

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Research reveals new species are evolving fastest in Antarctica

New research published in Nature overturns previous theories about how the stunning biodiversity of the oceans evolved, with important implications for conservation.

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As climate heats up, rising rainfall averages hide crop-killing droughts

Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established.

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Here's how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs and even save the gas industry

The world can limit global warming to 1.5 ℃ and move to 100% renewable energy while still preserving a role for the gas industry, and without relying on technological fixes such as carbon capture and storage, according to our new analysis.

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Urban heat makes people sedentary, passive and lonely

Researchers from Western Sydney University have investigated the effect of rising temperatures on the liveability of cities. They found that an over-reliance on air-conditioning and lack of cooling elements in public outdoor areas are leading to sedentary lifestyles and social isolation.

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I Spent $925 on a Fake Canada Goose Coat

My old winter coat was a joke. I bought it on sale at a discount department store five years ago for around $70, and it has never really done what a winter coat is supposed to do. The wind whipped through it. The shell soaked up snow. The thin feather insulation constantly poked out. Up until a few months ago, I’d never had the extra padding in my writer’s budget to dream of extra padding in my c

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Democrats Are Blowing a Golden Opportunity

Not long ago, the Democrats’ strategy during the government shutdown seemed clear. It consisted of two principles: No negotiations over border funding until the government reopens. And no wall, ever. In his rebuttal to Donald Trump’s nationally televised speech on January 8, Chuck Schumer demanded that Trump “separate the shutdown from the arguments over border security.” Then he declared that, “

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Med ubådseksperten i biografen: Ny film genåbner russisk mysterium

PLUS. Torsdag havde Thomas Vinterbergs nye film ‘Kursk’ premiere. Ingeniøren havde ubådsekspert fra Søværnet med på et smugkig.

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Research reveals new species are evolving fastest in Antarctica

New research published in Nature overturns previous theories about how the stunning biodiversity of the oceans evolved, with important implications for conservation.

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Stor polisinsats i centrala Stockholm

En stor polisinsats pågår i centrala Stockholm sedan en person uttalat någon form av hot, enligt Aftonbladet.

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Körde ihjäl Elsa, 14 – döms till fängelse

Fängelse i 2,5 år blev domen för den 50-årige återfallsförbrytare som den 23 november förra året trafikdödade den 14-åriga flickan. Kammaråklagare Ludmila Pronko hade yrkat på tre års fängelse.

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Eufy SpaceView Baby Monitor Review: No Wi-Fi Needed

If you don't need a lot of bells and whistles (or Wi-Fi), this reliable, gorgeous baby monitor is a great option.

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Netflix and Hulu's Fyre Festival Docs Dissect Attendees'—and Your—FOMO

The docs show a festival that lived and died by social media.

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In a First, Earthlings Spot a Meteor Strike the Eclipse-Darkened Moon

A flash of light during last weekend’s total lunar eclipse sparks a search for a new lunar crater — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Expert witness David Egilman wins billions—and makes enemies—as he fights companies over public health

Physician has given depositions and testimony in more than 600 cases of occupational or environmental disease

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A boost for photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a fundamental biological process by which plants use light energy for growth. Most life forms on Earth are directly or indirectly dependent on photosynthesis. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany have collaborated with colleagues from the Australian National University to study the formation of carboxysomes, a structure that increases the efficiency

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Exercise does help prevent depression, research shows

And not exercising can make things worse. Natalie Parletta reports.

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Taking magnetism for a spin

Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions.

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Coral species struggle when they’re alone

Restocking efforts should focus on diversity, a new study suggests. Nick Carne reports.

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Giving Saturn the time of day

A day on Saturn is surprisingly hard to measure, but astronomers have realised the answer was hidden in the rings. Alan Duffy reports.

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In a First, Earthlings Spot a Meteor Strike the Eclipse-Darkened Moon

A flash of light during last weekend’s total lunar eclipse sparks a search for a new lunar crater — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Yawning in Virtual Reality

Psychologists are increasingly using virtual reality (VR) in their psychological experiments. It’s very convenient – they can create whatever environment they want with total control over all visual and auditory variables. It’s also safe, so they can study how people respond in traffic without the risk of subjects getting run over. The meta-question for this research, however, is whether people w

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A boost for photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a fundamental biological process by which plants use light energy for growth. Most life forms on Earth are directly or indirectly dependent on photosynthesis. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany have collaborated with colleagues from the Australian National University to study the formation of carboxysomes, a structure that increases the efficiency

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How gender inequality is reproduced on social media

Researchers from the 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.

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Decreasing snow cover causes increasing methane production in frozen lakes

New, unexpected consequences of climate change keep presenting themselves. A new study from Uppsala University and SLU shows that a decreased snow cover on frozen lakes in boreal forests may inhibit the activity of methane degrading bacteria beneath the ice, thereby causing an increased net production of methane, a powerful greenhouse greenhouse gas.

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Children's race, not disability status, may predict more frequent suspension

Suspension is one way schools discipline students, but the high number of and disparities in suspensions in the U.S. has sparked controversy and policy debate.

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Stars shrouded in iron dust

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has participated in the discovery of a group of metal-poor stars shrouded in a large amount of iron dust situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This study involved a combination of theoretical models of the formation of dust in circumstellar envelopes with infrared observations taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope. The work includes predictions for

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Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming

Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers at Uppsala University and in the U.K. now show that a major explosive eruption from the Red Hills on the Isle of Skye may have been a contributing factor to the massive climate disturbance. Their findings have been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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New detector fails to confirm would-be evidence of dark matter

Almost 20 years ago, the DAMA/LIBRA experiment at Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory—LNGS began publishing data showing that it had detected a signal modulation produced by an interaction with the Milky Way's dark matter halo.

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Image of the Day: Mouse Tails

Genetic mutations create lab mice with unusually long and short tails.

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Forskere afslører hidtil ukendt proteins rolle i dannelsen af insulin

Et hidtil ukendt protein hjælper insulin til at blive dannet korrekt i kroppen, viser et nyt studie. Forskere bag håber, at opdagelsen kan bruges til at udvikle behandling for insulinsygdomme.

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Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods

A city's ability to safeguard the public in the event of a flood could be greatly improved by using scientific practices for emergency plans and involving decision-makers in the process.

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An alternative to carbon taxes

Climate policy is most effective when it helps people use alternative energy sources, rather than when it makes fossil energy more expensive, argue Anthony Patt and Johan Lilliestam.

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It's a bird–eat–bird world

Baby birds and eggs are on the menu for at least 94 species of animals in Australia's forests and woodlands, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

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Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

What secrets lie in the hearts of our ancestors? Signs of cardiovascular disease, for one, as a team of cardiovascular-imaging experts from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) recently helped discover.

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Live: Pressträff om misstänkta kidnappningen av Anne-Elisabeth Hagen

Advokat Svein Holden håller pressträff angående den misstänkta kidnappningen av Anne-Elisabeth Hagen i Norge. DN sänder direkt från klockan 14.00.

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It's a bird–eat–bird world

Baby birds and eggs are on the menu for at least 94 species of animals in Australia's forests and woodlands, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

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New synthetic method for water-stable perovskites

Researchers in South Korea have presented an easy and cost-effective synthetic method, capable of stabilizing perovskites without addition of foreign coating materials in aqueous media.

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Filmrecension: Stum Britt-Marie städar bort sin själ

Nya Fredrik Backman-filmatiseringen ”Britt-Marie var här” har alldeles för låg närvarokänsla. En märkligt stum och distanserad skildring där man aldrig kommer någon nära, allra minst titelpersonen själv, spelad av Pernilla August.

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Animal, plant biology aids in improving electronic and energy conversion devices, Purdue discovers

Inspired by the unique structural elements of animal and plant biological cell membranes, Purdue University researchers have scaled up the production of nanoscale electronics by replicating the living molecular precision and "growing" a circuit of solar cells for use on electronic surfaces.

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Scientists observe a new form of strange matter

In a discovery that could provide new insights into the origin of mass in the universe following the Big Bang, scientists from the international J-PARC E15 Collaboration, led by researchers from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR) have used experiments with kaons and helium-3 to experimentally demonstrate, for the first time, the existence of an exotic nucleus containing two protons an

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Climate drives link between forest biodiversity and productivity

Some ecologists believe that species richness is positively related to ecosystem productivity, while others conclude that the relationship is bell-shaped or they are unrelated. Using big data, Purdue University scientists now know which theory is correct—all of them.

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Aluminum complexes identified via vibrational fingerprints

Dissolved aluminum formed during industrial processing has perplexed chemists by occurring in much greater concentrations than predicted. Efforts to explain the phenomenon have been hampered by an inability to accurately identify the concentrations of each aluminum species present. New research from scientists at the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM) Energy Fr

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Static electricity could charge our electronics

Unhappy with the life of your smartphone battery?

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Nanocrystal study provides insights on growth, assembly and aggregation

Particles in solution can grow, transport, collide, interact, and aggregate into complex shapes and structures. Predicting the outcome of these events is very challenging, especially for irregularly shaped particles in extreme solution conditions. New research from scientists at the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM) Energy Frontier Research Center has found th

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Temperaturen stiger under Arktis: Tøvejr i jorden kan forværre klimaforandringerne

Permafrosten er blevet 0,3 grader varmere på globalt plan på ti år, viser ny analyse. Nogle steder er temperaturen i den frosne jord steget med 0,9 grader.

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Climate drives link between forest biodiversity and productivity

Some ecologists believe that species richness is positively related to ecosystem productivity, while others conclude that the relationship is bell-shaped or they are unrelated. Using big data, Purdue University scientists now know which theory is correct—all of them.

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Han vill ta över efter Fridolin

För tre år sedan sa han nej. Men nu har MP-ministern Per Bolund bestämt sig för att kandidera till språkrörsposten. – Jag lyssnar till Greta Thunberg när hon säger till alla vuxna att det är dags att ta ansvar, säger han till DN.

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Are We Innately Immune to Cancer?

At some level, yes, and new therapies could boost the body’s natural anti-cancer responses — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Kreml inskärper stöd till Maduro – varnar USA

Medan oppositionens press mot Nicolás Maduro ökar med västvärldens sympatier får Venezuelas president stöd av Ryssland och andra allierade. De ryska investeringarna i den venezuelanska oljeindustrin och försvarsmaken är stora.

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Sjuk Samuelsson missar tävlingar: ”Energilös”

Svenska skidskytten Sebastian Samuelsson är magsjuk.

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Who Wants to Be a College President?

Carol Folt had to make a decision, and none of the options were great. The UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor was caught between a conservative board of governors that seemed to favor returning a monument to a confederate soldier, known as Silent Sam, back to the pedestal from which it had been yanked last fall, and a student body which heavily favored its permanent removal. The stakes—her job, but also

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Some snails wear jackets made of algae to protect them from the sun

Turban snails have a special trick for coping with dramatic changes of temperature caused by the tides – they wear heatproof jackets made from algae

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Google's Proposed Changes to Chrome Could Weaken Ad Blockers

Google’s proposal would render some ad blockers and other tools ineffective, forcing developers to make changes.

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How Did Uranus End Up On Its Side?

A body at least twice as massive as the Earth smashing into Uranus could have made it lopsided, shows research.

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50 years ago, scientists tried to control earthquakes with earthquakes

In the 1960s, researchers proposed preventing a big earthquake by creating smaller ones. That hasn’t quite worked out.

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To Groom Better Scientists, Harness the Power of Narrative

The "nature of science" movement teaches science as story, treating scientists as main characters and discovery as the central plotline. Not only do these narratives better prepare students for the rigors of scientific inquiry; they encourage children to see roles for themselves in the story of discovery.

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Are We Innately Immune to Cancer?

At some level, yes, and new therapies could boost the body’s natural anti-cancer responses — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Vulkanutbrott utanför Skottland orsakade episk klimatförändring

Stora explosiva vulkanutbrott kan ge kvardröjande effekter på klimatet och har ansetts ligga bakom stora klimatförändringar under jordens historia. En sådan förändring ägde rum för omkring 56 miljoner år sedan när globala temperaturer höjdes med 5–8 °C. Denna förändring har kallats Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). Denna varma period förknippas med vulkanisk aktivitet i den nordatlantiska

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Striden om namnet Makedonien

Efter åratal av bråk mellan två folk föds nu ett nytt europeiskt land – Nordmakedonien. DN förklarar varför namnet Makedonien väckt så starka känslor de senaste 28 åren.

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Skift til biosimilær insulin kan give offentlige besparelser på 22 mio. kr.

Der kan opnås store besparelser ved at udskifte Lantus med det biosimilære middel Semglee, mener IRF, Indsatser for Rationel Farmakoterapi.

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An Open Letter to U.S. Scientist Legislators

You can restore credibility to Congress and lead on issues from opioid addiction to clean water — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Meanwhile: Dark-Sky Tourism: Under the Idaho Sky, a Sense of Belonging

For a transcendant trip, head away from light pollution and crane your neck towards the stars.

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An Open Letter to U.S. Scientist Legislators

You can restore credibility to Congress and lead on issues from opioid addiction to clean water — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Google overvejer at lukke nyhedsservice i Europa

EU's copyright-direktiv sender Google i tænkeboks: Er det værd at levere en nyhedsservice til Europa?

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Større afhængighed af biler: Regeringen lemper kravet om at bygge ved stationer

Regeringen siger, at den med ny plan for hovedstadsområdet har lyttet til kommunerne, men netop lempelsen af stations-nærhedsprincippet går direkte imod nogle af deres ønsker.

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Kognitiv träning stärker återhämtningen efter utmattning

I en ny doktorsavhandling i psykologi har Hanna Malmberg Gavelin, forskare i psykologi vid Umeå universitet, undersökt effekterna av två olika behandlingar: datorbaserad kognitiv träning respektive fysisk konditionsträning, som erbjudits som tillägg till ett stressrehabiliteringsprogram för personer med utmattningssyndrom. Det visade sig att kognitiv träning ledde till en förbättring i kognitiv f

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Tredje bommen kostar medaljen i skidskytte

För första gången någonsin har en forskare studerat vilken effektivitet en skidskytt måste uppnå för att kunna vinna en världscup (VC) eller ett världsmästerskap (VM) i skidskytte. Med drygt 40 dagar kvar till skidskytte-VM i Östersund presenteras en studie från Mittuniversitetet som också visar vilken miss som är den mest förödande. – Bakgrunden till studien är att jag helt enkelt ville veta vad

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Hammarby värvar italiensk målvakt

Hammarby värvar den italienske fotbollsmålvakten Gianluca Curci.

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Study: Lower-carbon diets aren't just good for the planet, they're also healthier

Researchers from Tulane University and University of Michigan examined the carbon footprint of daily diets from a survey of more than 16,000 Americans. They found that the most climate-friendly diets were also the healthiest.

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Lower-carbon diets aren't just good for the planet, they're also healthier

A new study examining the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day has good news for environmentally conscious consumers: diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier.

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Apple lays off 200 people from its autonomous vehicle team

Thousands of people are involved in Apple's self-driving car project.

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Facebook is removing more Pages and Groups to crackdown on 'false headline' news

Facebook announced improvements to its Page content quality features.

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Nadal spelade ut Melbourneskrällen

Skrällen i Australian Open, greken Stefanos Tsitsipas, har spelat färdigt. Världstvåan Rafael Nadal vann semifinalen med 6–2, 6–4, 6–0.

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Konsertrecension: Bokantés kreolblandning når djupt in i meningen med musik

Sångerskan Malika Tirolien kommer från karibiska Guadeloupe, vilket blir startpunkten för Bokanté. Men gruppen är så internationell att halva världen ryms där.

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Mamma och son drunknade i isolycka

Det var en mamma och hennes tonårige son som omkom utanför Skutskär på onsdagseftermiddagen. De gick genom isen och drunknade.

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3 ways to see misleading emotions more clearly

Our emotions can lead us astray. Just because you have an intense feeling doesn't mean you need to urgently act on it. Shane Parrish has some tips for being more mindful of your feelings and more accountable for them.

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Misstänkt gärningsman bland de döda i Sala

Tre personer hittades döda på en adress i Sala kommun på onsdagskvällen. Polisen uppger att den misstänkta gärningsmannen finns bland de avlidna.

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Ny transportplan: Regeringen vil udvide københavner-motorveje

Amager- og Øresundsmotorvejen står for tur i regeringens motorvejs-udvidelser. Regeringen vil iværksætte en række nye undersøgelser, der skal belyse muligeder til at øge kapaciteten på motorvejsnettet i hovedstadsområdet.

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“Evidence of fabricated data” leads to retraction of paper on software engineering

A group of software engineers from academia and industry has lost a 2017 paper on web-based applications over concerns that the data were fabricated. The article, “Facilitating debugging of web applications through recording reduction,” appeared online in May 2017 in Empirical Software Engineering, a Springer publication. According to the retraction notice, which was released in … Continue reading

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The Pain of the Second Missed Paycheck

On Friday, the 35th day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, 800,000 federal employees will miss a second paycheck, ratcheting up the individual impact of the partial government shutdown. Food banks from the capital to Kansas that have served a growing trickle of federal workers anticipate a jump in those needing help. An air-traffic controller in Chattanooga, Tennessee, says his f

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Trump’s Dumping of Maduro Could Be Just the Start

President Donald Trump’s provocative move to recognize Juan Guaidó as the legitimate leader of Venezuela is rich in symbolism but raises the question: What next? Washington’s move was the latest in a series of escalating punitive measures taken against Nicolás Maduro’s regime. On Wednesday, the United States did not act alone; Canada and several Latin American countries also recognized Guaidó’s a

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The Favourite and the Chaotic Ways That Women Move

This story contains spoilers for the film The Favourite . Yorgos Lanthimos’s 18th-century comedy-drama The Favourite , which collected a whopping 10 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, opens with a familiar tableau. Queen Anne, the reigning monarch of England (played by Olivia Colman), stands stock-still as her handmaidens unlatch a fur cloak. Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz)—the queen’s trusted friend,

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The New American Empire

The United States is a superpower that never entirely sought empire’s glory. It has sometimes looked like an empire—but a clumsy, awkward one; sometimes too heavy-handed, at other times too quick on the draw. Imperialistic, yes, but often of necessity, as when no one else was left to confront the Nazis. Since its emergence as a world power, it has not engaged in wars of conquest for the sake of t

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Dålig koppling orsaken till sommarens rulltrappskaos

En klent konstruerad koppling. Enligt en färsk haveriutredning var det orsaken till sommarens rulltrappskaos i Citybanan. Nu ska 19 rulltrappor på Citybanans stationer åtgärdas. Arbetet beräknas vara färdigt i slutet av mars.

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So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?

They’d be difficult to engineer, and expensive to boot. But they’re part of the company’s master plan.

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Self-driving cars: why we can't expect them to be 'moral'

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Nudging – möjligheter och fallgropar när vi knuffas till rätt beslut

Nudging är enkelt uttryckt en mental knuff i en riktning som gör att en person väljer ett alternativ framför ett annat. En av teorierna bakom begreppet är att vi människor oftast vet vad som är rätt eller bäst att göra. Men vi fattar inte alltid rationella och genomtänkta beslut utan låter många av våra beslut gå på rutin och av gammal vana. Människor har ofta problem med självkontroll, faller fö

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Jakten på den rätta myelinproducerande cellen mot MS

Oligodendrocyter verkar ha har en mer komplex roll både vid de sjukliga förändringar som uppstår vid MS, och vid bildandet av nya celler, visar en studien som letts av forskare vid Karolinska Institutet i Sverige och Edinburghs universitet i Storbritannien. 2,5 miljoner människor i världen lever med MS. Sjukdomen uppstår när immunförsvarets vita blodkroppar angriper det isolerande fettämnet myeli

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Konsertrecension: Ghostemane skapar primal oreda och återuppväcker nu metal

Som för att bevisa hur hiphoppen kan återanvända precis allt lyckas Floridarapparen Ghostemane i sin larmande oreda påminna om både Marilyn Manson och Limp Bizkit.

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Barfotarymlingen i Hudiksvall har hittats

I söndags rymde en man i bara fotlästen iförd handfängsel och midjebälte från Hudiksvalls tingsrätt. Nu har han hittats av polisen, skriver SVT Nyheter.

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Blir nästa partikelfabrik rak eller rund?

Europeiska partikelfysiker har nu lagt fram sitt designförslag till en ny gigantisk partikelacceleratorring, med en omkrets på 100 kilometer. Nyligen har Kina också presenterat en designrapport för en lika stor accelerator. En annan internationell grupp arbetar med förstudier för en rak accelerator, som skulle byggas i Japan.

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Fornyelse af beredskabsradioer udskudt

Langsommelige forberedelser udskyder udbud for anden gang. En forklaring kan være ønsket om datakommunikation.

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Diverse motif ensembles specify non-redundant DNA binding activities of AP-1 family members in macrophages

Diverse motif ensembles specify non-redundant DNA binding activities of AP-1 family members in macrophages Diverse motif ensembles specify non-redundant DNA binding activities of AP-1 family members in macrophages, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08236-0 Transcription factors of the AP-1 family can play diverse roles despite recognizing the same DNA sequence. Here the au

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Structural basis for species-selective targeting of Hsp90 in a pathogenic fungus

Structural basis for species-selective targeting of Hsp90 in a pathogenic fungus Structural basis for species-selective targeting of Hsp90 in a pathogenic fungus, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08248-w The chaperone Hsp90 is a potential target for the development of drugs against fungal pathogens. Here the authors determine the structure of the Hsp90 nucleotide-binding

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Neuropathological correlates and genetic architecture of microglial activation in elderly human brain

Neuropathological correlates and genetic architecture of microglial activation in elderly human brain Neuropathological correlates and genetic architecture of microglial activation in elderly human brain, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08279-3 The consequences of microglial activation in the aging human brain remain unknown. This study quantified microglial morphology a

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Contribution of rare and common variants to intellectual disability in a sub-isolate of Northern Finland

Contribution of rare and common variants to intellectual disability in a sub-isolate of Northern Finland Contribution of rare and common variants to intellectual disability in a sub-isolate of Northern Finland, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08262-y Various types of genetic variation contribute to the etiology of intellectual disability (ID). Here, the authors study a c

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Medial geniculate body and primary auditory cortex differentially contribute to striatal sound representations

Medial geniculate body and primary auditory cortex differentially contribute to striatal sound representations Medial geniculate body and primary auditory cortex differentially contribute to striatal sound representations, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08350-7 The precise role of auditory cortical and thalamic projections in the representation of sound in the auditory

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TAZ couples Hippo/Wnt signalling and insulin sensitivity through Irs1 expression

TAZ couples Hippo/Wnt signalling and insulin sensitivity through Irs1 expression TAZ couples Hippo/Wnt signalling and insulin sensitivity through Irs1 expression, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08287-x Insulin resistance is associated with development of type 2 diabetes. Here the authors show that TAZ interacts with c-Jun and Tead4, inducing expression of the insulin re

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Decrease in radiative forcing by organic aerosol nucleation, climate, and land use change

Decrease in radiative forcing by organic aerosol nucleation, climate, and land use change Decrease in radiative forcing by organic aerosol nucleation, climate, and land use change, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08407-7 Organic nucleation is an important source of atmospheric aerosol number concentration, especially in pristine continental regions and during the preindu

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IRE1α-XBP1s pathway promotes prostate cancer by activating c-MYC signaling

IRE1α-XBP1s pathway promotes prostate cancer by activating c-MYC signaling IRE1α-XBP1s pathway promotes prostate cancer by activating c-MYC signaling, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08152-3 ER stress and UPR are implicated in various cancers. Here, the authors show that one of the canonical UPR pathways, IRE1α-XBP1 regulates c-MYC signaling to promote prostate tumorigen

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Crowd-sourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely

Swedish startup Mapillary is compiling a huge database of roadside objects such as signs and markings to help driverless vehicles get around.

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Filmrecension: Galet dödsförakt i Oscarsnominerade ”Free solo”

Den oscarsnominerade klättringsdokumentären ˝Free solo” är en utmaning för alla höjdrädda, men också en svindlande spektakulär upplevelse.

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Japan’s approval of stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injury concerns scientists

Japan’s approval of stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injury concerns scientists Japan’s approval of stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injury concerns scientists , Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00178-x Chief among their worries is insufficient evidence that the therapy works.

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Making the Hubble's deepest images even deeper

It has taken researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias almost three years to produce the deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of 'lost' light around the largest galaxies in the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field.

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New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a 'master regulator' of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals.

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Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming

Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers at Uppsala University and in the UK now show that a major explosive eruption from the Red Hills on the Isle of Skye may have been a contributing factor to the massive climate disturbance. Their findings have been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Skottlands tidigare minister har anhållits misstänkt för sexbrott

Alex Salmond, tidigare försteminister i Skottland, har anhållits misstänkt för sexaulbrott, rapporterar brittiska medier.

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Fortsätter leta efter det försvunna flygplanet

Trots de dåliga oddsen att finna fotbollsspelaren Emiliano Sala och piloten vid liv fortsätter sökandet i Engelska kanalen efter det försvunna flygplanet.

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Paenibacillus polymyxa biofilm polysaccharides antagonise Fusarium graminearum

Paenibacillus polymyxa biofilm polysaccharides antagonise Fusarium graminearum Paenibacillus polymyxa biofilm polysaccharides antagonise Fusarium graminearum , Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37718-w Paenibacillus polymyxa biofilm polysaccharides antagonise Fusarium graminearum

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Mercury methylating microbial communities of boreal forest soils

Mercury methylating microbial communities of boreal forest soils Mercury methylating microbial communities of boreal forest soils, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37383-z Mercury methylating microbial communities of boreal forest soils

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Social isolation impairs the persistence of social recognition memory by disturbing the glutamatergic tonus and the olfactory bulb-dorsal hippocampus coupling

Social isolation impairs the persistence of social recognition memory by disturbing the glutamatergic tonus and the olfactory bulb-dorsal hippocampus coupling Social isolation impairs the persistence of social recognition memory by disturbing the glutamatergic tonus and the olfactory bulb-dorsal hippocampus coupling, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36871-6 Social isolati

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Mitochondrial haplogroups are not associated with diabetic retinopathy in a large Australian and British Caucasian sample

Mitochondrial haplogroups are not associated with diabetic retinopathy in a large Australian and British Caucasian sample Mitochondrial haplogroups are not associated with diabetic retinopathy in a large Australian and British Caucasian sample, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37388-8 Mitochondrial haplogroups are not associated with diabetic retinopathy in a large Austra

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Author Correction: The relationship between plasma ferritin levels and body mass index among adolescents

Author Correction: The relationship between plasma ferritin levels and body mass index among adolescents Author Correction: The relationship between plasma ferritin levels and body mass index among adolescents, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37077-6 Author Correction: The relationship between plasma ferritin levels and body mass index among adolescents

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Enhanced Bell state measurement for efficient measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution using 3-dimensional quantum states

Enhanced Bell state measurement for efficient measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution using 3-dimensional quantum states Enhanced Bell state measurement for efficient measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution using 3-dimensional quantum states, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36513-x Enhanced Bell state measurement for efficient measurement-

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Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms

Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37129-x Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms

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Spectral photoacoustic imaging to estimate in vivo placental oxygenation during preeclampsia

Spectral photoacoustic imaging to estimate in vivo placental oxygenation during preeclampsia Spectral photoacoustic imaging to estimate in vivo placental oxygenation during preeclampsia, Published online: 24 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37310-2 Spectral photoacoustic imaging to estimate in vivo placental oxygenation during preeclampsia

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Smithsonian blöder miljoner på grund av nedstängningen

En miljon dollar, motsvarande ungefär nio miljoner svenska kronor – så mycket har museijätten Smithsonian förlorat på nedstängningen av delar av den amerikanska statsapparaten.

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'Fourth Trimester' Problems Can Have Long-Term Effects On A Mom's Health

A woman's health issues related to pregnancy don't always end at the baby's birth. Scientists say complications from childbirth, such as hypertension or diabetes, increase her risk of heart disease. (Image credit: Mirko Pradelli/EyeEm/Getty Images)

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There’s a Slim Chance the Senate Will Vote to End the Shutdown

Federal employees on the verge of missing their second consecutive paycheck should not get their hopes up about the pair of dueling votes to reopen the government that will take place in the Senate on Thursday. Both proposals—one representing President Donald Trump’s proposed trade of $5.7 billion in border-wall funding for temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants, and another that

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Renault sparkar Ghosn från styrelsen

Carlos Ghosn, anklagad för ekobrott i Japan, har avgått som ordförande och koncernchef för den franska fordonskoncernen Renault, enligt Frankrikes finansminister Bruno Le Maire.

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Hurricane-force gusts knocked over SpaceX’s Starship last night

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Gamla celler reparerar bäst vid MS

Nervceller i hjärnan kommunicerar med varandra genom nervfibrer som bildar ett komplext nätverk. Många nervfibrer är isolerade av ett hölje som kallas myelin, som bidrar till att nervimpulser kan ledas väldigt snabbt. Myelin bildas inte av nervcellerna själva utan av en annan celltyp som kallas oligodendrocyt. MS är en sjukdom som orsakas av att kroppens immunförsvar attackerar myelin och oligode

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Tre ryska militärplan kränkte Sverige

Tre ryska militära plan kränkte i lördags svenskt luftrum söder om Blekinge. Det var ett signalspaningsplan som eskorterades av två stridsflygplan som kom in på svenskt område söder om Karlshamn.

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China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

Chinese scientists announced Thursday they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could aid research into human psychological problems.

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Airbus CEO urges UK decision makers to avoid no-deal Brexit

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China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

Chinese scientists announced Thursday they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could aid research into human psychological problems.

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Neymar skadad i opererade foten

Neymar är skadad och nu finns det farhågor att Paris Saint-Germain-stjärnan inte ska kunna spela Champions League-åttondelsfinalen mot Manchester United om knappt tre veckor.

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Half of new parents shown anti-vaccine misinformation on social media – report

Charity calls for tech firms to address spread of misleading information pushed by anti-vaxxers Half of all parents with small children have been exposed to misinformation about vaccines on social media, according to a new report that finds the most common reason not to vaccinate is the fear of side-effects. Related: Is the anti-vaccine movement putting lives at risk? Podcast Continue reading…

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How warmer waters threaten Arctic Ocean life

The Barents Sea is shifting from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate, and is now said to be at tipping point as its waters heat up.

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Graveskader, muffer og klimaudfordringer: Her er årsagerne til strømafbrydelser i dag

PLUS. I elnet-selskabet Cerius er udetiderne på ti år barberet ned til en tredjedel. Jordlægningen af kabler giver færre væltede master. Men klimaforandringerne giver nye udfordringer, og så mangler alt for mange omtanke for egen sikkerhed, når de graver.

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Utvisningsstopp till afghansk provins

Ingen bör längre utvisas till provinsen Nangarhar i östra Afghanistan. Våldsnivån är för hög, anser Migrationsverket.

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Nytt JVM-guld till Frida Karlsson

Längdtalangen Frida Karlsson tog ännu ett guld på junior-VM i Lahtis när hon vann masstarten över 15 kilometer, klassisk stil, på torsdagen.

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Lagförslag: Snattare ska kunna portas från butiker

Personer som begår brott i en butik eller trakasserar anställda ska kunna portförbjudas. Det föreslår utredningen om det så kallade tillträdesförbudet som har överlämnats till regeringen.

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”Närakuterna har avlastat sjukhusen med 60.000 patienter”

Skyddsombudet på Handens närakut har larmat om en ”ohållbar arbetssituation” på grund av för hög arbetsbelastning för personalen. Men verksamhetschefen Anna Färg-Hagansbo menar att bemanningen i normalfallet är tillräcklig och hyllar samtidigt närakutreformen som har ”avlastat akutsjukhusen med 60.000 patienter förra året”.

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Digitalisering ska göra nationella prov mer likvärdiga

År 2022 ska de nationella proven i grund- och gymnasieskolan vara digitaliserade. Syftet är att proven och bedömningarna ska bli mer likvärdiga, rättssäkra och effektiva. – Sverige har en lång tradition av att lärare rättar sina egna elevers prov. Nu hoppas vi att bedömningarna ska ske på ett mer likvärdigt sätt, säger projektledare Karin Hector-Stahre.

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Kyla får Niagarafallen att frysa till is

En köldknäpp i Nordamerika har fått delar av Niagarafallen att frysa till is. Turister på plats liknar landskapet med en scen ur filmen Frost.

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Rånare gripna efter några minuter

En man utsattes på onsdagskvällen för ett rån på Värtavägen på Gärdet i Stockholm. Runt en kvart senare kunde polisen gripa två misstänkta gärningsmännen.

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Därför kan två folk bråka om namnet på ett land i 28 år

Hur kan två folk bråka om namnet på ett land i 28 år? Grekerna: ”Vad skulle du säga om Danmark plötsligt sa att det hette Skåne?” Makedonierna: ”Skulle ni vara beredda att byta namn till Västsverige för att Finland krävde det?” Men nu ska frågan lösas. Ett nytt europeiskt land föds: Makedonien blir Nordmakedonien.

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BuzzFeed to cut 15% of its workers: reports

BuzzFeed, one of the highest profile entertainment and news sites on the internet, plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce, US media reports said Wednesday.

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Tired of False Hope and Promises

Reddit… always giving people false hope about the future. “Scientists are one step closer to using stem cells for giving people bigger dicks,” “The perpetual motion machine that will give humanity free unlimited energy and fix all of our problems is right around the corner,” “Elephant shit contains a special ingredient which can be used as a natural way of treating cancer.” All of these cures a

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VM-betyg – spelare för spelare

På lördag spelar Sverige en plats om femte- eller sjätteplats i VM. Men DN har redan nu satt betyg på alla VM-spelarna. Här är betygen.

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SK Hynix sees first quarterly profit fall in two years

The world's second-largest memory chip maker, South Korea's SK Hynix, saw operating profits drop for the first time in two years in the fourth quarter as prices fell, it said Thursday.

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'The new oil': Dublin strikes it rich as Europe's data hub

A new industrial revolution is under way on the outskirts of Dublin.

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Renault to chart course for post-Ghosn era with new bosses

Renault is expected Thursday to appoint a new leadership duo to drive the French carmaker into an era without lynchpin Carlos Ghosn, who remains in a Japanese jail on financial misconduct charges.

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Vestas: Modulopbyggede vindmøller skal sikre billigere vindstrøm

Vestas lancerer ny modulopbygget platform kaldet EnVentus og to tilhørende 5,6 MW vindmølle-modeller til placering på land med forskellig rotordiameter – lige lidt større end konkurrenternes.

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Trump viker sig för Pelosi – skjuter upp årligt tal

Donald Trump skjuter upp presidentens årliga tal i kongressen om nationens tillstånd. Talmannen Nancy Pelosis krav har varit att ingen inbjudan är aktuell så länge den delvisa nedstängningen av USA:s statsapparat pågår.

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South Australia heatwave smashes record temperatures

Temperatures in southern Australia topped 49 degrees Celsius on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer and heat-stressed bats fell from trees.

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Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete with Western industry leaders in the face of Washington's warnings the company might be a security risk.

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Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.

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Prolonged spaceflight could weaken astronauts' immune systems

NASA hopes to send humans to Mars by 2030 on a round-trip mission that could take up to three years—far longer than any human has ever traveled in space. Such long-term spaceflights could adversely affect certain cells in the immune systems of astronauts, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researchers.

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Scientists drill to record depths in West Antarctica

A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over two kilometres through the ice sheet in West Antarctica using hot water. This research will help understand how the region will respond to a warming climate.

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Stowaway fungi hitch a ride with birds to be with their plant partners

For the first time, scientists have shown that fungal hitchhikers use birds to colonize new territories with their plant partners. In a New Phytologist study, the researchers provide the first evidence that birds don't just carry plants to new places, but their fungal partners too.

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Kim och Kim vill fortsätta i landslaget

Nästa år spelas EM i handboll i bland annat Sverige. Och OS avgörs i Tokyo. Både Kim Andersson och Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz säger nu att de vill fortsätta i landslaget. – Det är en fantastisk grupp, det finns en stor potential, säger 36-årige Kim Andersson.

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Olssons rullstolssemifinal avbröts i värmen

Stefan Olssons semifinal i rullstolstennis i Australian Open avbröts på grund av värmen.

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Stowaway fungi hitch a ride with birds to be with their plant partners

For the first time, scientists have shown that fungal hitchhikers use birds to colonize new territories with their plant partners. In a New Phytologist study, the researchers provide the first evidence that birds don't just carry plants to new places, but their fungal partners too.

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Heteromän med pengar har bäst psykisk hälsa

Svenskfödda heteromän med god ekonomi löper minst risk för att drabbas av psykisk ohälsa, enligt Folkhälsomyndigheten. Sämre förutsättningar har personer med dålig ekonomi, kvinnor, utlandsfödda, funktionsnedsatta och hbtq-personer.

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Hamnarbetarstrejken utvidgas till fler orter

Konflikten mellan Sveriges hamnar och fackförbundet går i på sin andra dag och än är ingen lösning i sikte. Under torsdagsmorgonen gick hamnarbetare i Stockholm ut i strejk.

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Maria Vargas Llosa säger upp sig som PEN-ordförande

Nobelpristagaren lämnar sin plats som hedersordförande för PEN International i protest mot kravet på frigivning av katalanska fångar.

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Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction, say experts

A new study of Tasmanian devils has revealed that a transmissible cancer which has devastated devil populations in recent years in unlikely to cause extinction of the iconic species.

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Gamla Kalle-tidningar kan läsas digitalt

Appen Readly kommer att göra första årgången av svenska serietidningen Kalle Anka & Co från 1948 tillgänglig för digital läsning. Årgången består av fyra nummer och nummer ett har blivit ett eftertraktat samlarobjekt som säljs för höga summor. Den har även publicerats som faksimil vid flera tillfällen då det firats jubileum för seriefiguren Kalle Anka.

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Guillermo del Toro räddar bokbutik

”Hellboy”- och ”Pans labyrint”-regissören har startat insamling för att rädda bokbutiken Dark Delicacies.

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Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction, say experts

A new study of Tasmanian devils has revealed that a transmissible cancer which has devastated devil populations in recent years in unlikely to cause extinction of the iconic species.

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Svenska olympier får nya kläder

Inför nästa OS och Paralympics i Tokyo byter Sveriges olympiska kommitté (SOK) och Paralympiska kommitté klädesleverantör, passande nog till japanska Uniqlo. Företaget blir också huvudsponsor till SOK.

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Sandra Bullock tillbaka med ytterligare en Netflix-sci fi

Efter succén med ”Bird box”, som enligt Netflix setts av 80 miljoner hushåll, har strömningssajten startat arbetet med en ny sci fi-film med Sandra Bullock.

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USA-ekonom: Trump har gjort galnare saker än jag väntade mig

DAVOS. USA:s ekonomi fortsätter att surfa på en framgångsvåg, men Trumps attacker mot viktiga institutioner som Federal Reserve hotar på längre sikt den ekonomiska tillväxten, säger den ledande amerikanske ekonomen Kenneth Rogoff.

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Då kommer Lil Pumps debutalbum

Anteckna 22 februari i almanackan om du som så många andra väntat på Lil Pumps debutalbum ett tag. Den 18-årige Floridarapparen skriver nämligen på Instagram, efter många turer, att det är då hans första skiva "Harverd dropout" släpps.

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William Nylander dubblerade assistskörden

I sista matchen före All star-uppehållet slog William Nylander till med personbästa i en NHL-match – tre assist. – Jag hade gärna sluppit uppehållet, säger Nylander till Toronto Sun.

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Ny sprängning i Värnamo: Kraftig detonation

Ett flerfamiljshus i centrala Värnamo utsattes natten mot torsdagen för ett sprängattentat. – Det var en kraftig detonation, säger Bo Gunnarsson, vakthavande befäl vid polisen i region Öst till Värnamo Nyheter.

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Elsa, 14, kördes ihjäl – i dag faller domen

Den 23 november förra året miste Elsa, 14, sitt liv. I dag faller domen mot en 50-årig återfallsförbrytare med missbruksproblem som misstänks ha kört ihjäl henne med sin bil.

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Kvitova till final i Australien efter hett möte

Tjeckiskan Petra Kvitova är i final i Australian Open efter att hon besegrat Danielle Collins i två raka set, 7–6, 6–0.

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Henrik Brandão Jönsson: Är det nu Maduros regim faller?

Rurópolis. De senaste åren har jag trott att regimen i Venezuela ska falla flera gånger, men den har alltid klarat sig. Frågan är om gårdagens dramatiska utveckling gör att den faller nu?

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Danskere tager magten tilbage fra Googles og Amazons AI-assistenter

Danske open source makere sikrer dig fuld kontrol over de smarte assistenter og lægger al kildekode og byggeinstruktioner op til fri afbenyttelse.

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Per M: För och emot motsättningarnas rike

Kåseri. Jag älskar Frankrike. Men samtidigt kan jag känna ett känslomässigt avstånd.

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Scientists drill to record depths in West Antarctica

A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over two kilometres through the ice sheet in West Antarctica using hot water. This research will help understand how the region will respond to a warming climate.

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The endless hunt for the perfect flu vaccine

We’ve seen off smallpox, polio and measles – so why does a truly reliable flu jab still elude us? By Jeremy Brown Vaccines are one of the great success stories of modern medicine. Because of them we are no longer vulnerable to smallpox or polio or measles. The flu vaccine, however, is a different story. Its effectiveness varies from patient to patient, from population to population, and from year

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NATO Fears That This Town Will Be the Epicenter of Conflict With Russia

NARVA, Estonia—If you haven’t heard of Narva, you might very soon. This small, mostly Russian-speaking city lies along Estonia’s boundary with Russia, separated geographically from its larger neighbor only by a partially frozen river. A 13th-century castle towers over passersby, while an intimidating medieval stronghold stares back across the river from the Russian side. A short walk away stands

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UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

The British Antarctic Survey puts instruments 2km under the surface of the Rutford Ice Stream.

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In Davos, U.S. executives warn that China is winning the AI race

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Pressat Huawei visar upp 5G-modem

Kinesiska teknikjätten Huawei har visat upp ett nytt 5G-modem.

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Pressat Huawei visar upp 5G-modem

Kinesiska teknikjätten Huawei har visat upp ett nytt 5G-modem.

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New global task force report questions effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures, provides recommendations

There is little to no evidence that two surgical procedures used to fuse crumbled vertebrae following a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis reduce pain for patients any better than non-surgical or placebo procedures, according to a new report from a global task force of bone health experts published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR).

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People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life

By studying the phenomenon of contagious yawning, the researchers learned that people's reactions in virtual reality can be quite different from what they are in actual reality. They found that contagious yawning happens in VR, but people's tendency to suppress yawns when they have company or feel they're being watched don't apply in the VR environment. Further, when people immersed in VR are awar

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Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology.

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Positive self belief key to recovery from shoulder pain

Positive self belief is the key to recovery from pain, say University of East Anglia researchers. The research team studied over 1,000 people undergoing physiotherapy for shoulder pain. They found that people are more likely to recover if they have the confidence to carry on doing most things, despite their pain.Those who expected physiotherapy would help them were likely to recover more than thos

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Worms can process rice straw, scientists discover

A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) discovered that earthworms efficiently process rice straw and enrich the soil with organic matter increasing its fertility and preventing the burning of the straw that takes quite long to naturally decompose. The results of the study were published in the European Journal of Soil Biology. The work was supported wi

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Free lung cancer screening program builds valuable relationships with patients

A free, simple screening for lung cancer can save a patient money, while building a healthy relationship for any medical needs they may have in the future. The research, published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, shows the partnership can be beneficial for patients looking for cardiology specialists, family medical care and other health-related issues, as well as for medical facilities that offe

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Study reveals bias in children even before they reach kindergarten

In a Developmental Science study of preschool-aged children, implicit and explicit evaluations of black boys were less positive than evaluations of black girls, white boys, or white girls.

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Do economic conditions affect pregnancy outcomes?

Economic downturn during early pregnancy was linked with modest increases in preterm birth in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analysis.

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Overprescribing of antidepressant medications may be common in elderly patients

In a Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study of individuals living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005-2012, potential overprescribing of antidepressant medications occurred in nearly one-quarter of elderly residents.

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3D printing may help treat osteoarthritis

In a Journal of Orthopaedic Research study, scientists used 3D printing to repair bone in the joints of mini-pigs, an advance that may help to treat osteoarthritis in humans.

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Analysis examines migraine's link to higher stroke risk

Migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, but a recent post-hoc analysis published in Headache reveals unexpected results suggesting that onset of such migraines before age 50 years is not associated with such risk. Later onset of migraine with aura was linked with a higher risk, however.

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Study uncovers ethnic differences in cognition and age in people diagnosed with dementia

In an International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study of individuals diagnosed with dementia in the United Kingdom, people from minority ethnic backgrounds (Asian and black patients) had lower cognitive scores and were younger when they were diagnosed with dementia than white patients.

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Follow-up phone calls by pharmacists help patients after hospital discharge

A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study illustrates the benefits of having clinical pharmacists follow up, by telephone, with patients at risk of having medication-related issues after hospital discharge. The aim is to help patients manage their medications effectively.

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Positive well-being may protect against depression in people with autism

In an Autism Research study of 36 newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder who were participating in a supported employment program, positive well-being — or a sense of happiness and life satisfaction — was associated with a lower risk of developing depression over 12 months of follow-up.

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Stowaway fungi hitch a ride with birds to be with their plant partners

For the first time, scientists have shown that fungal hitchhikers use birds to colonize new territories with their plant partners. In a New Phytologist study, the researchers provide the first evidence that birds don't just carry plants to new places, but their fungal partners too.

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Are tattoos linked with individuals' health and risky behaviors?

In a survey-based study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, having tattoos was not significantly related to overall health status, but individuals with tattoos were more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and to report sleep problems.

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Does classification system help with clinical decisions about hip surgery?

Determining which patients can benefit from hip preservation surgery (rather than hip replacement surgery) is challenging, but the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published a hip preservation surgery appropriateness classification system. A new Arthritis Care & Research analysis looked at what impact the system might have on clinical decisions.

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US children show clear evidence of bias at the intersection of race and gender

A new Northwestern University study provides strong and consistent evidence of bias at the intersection of race and gender in 4-year-old children. The researchers examined 4-year-old children's responses to images of other children who varied both in race — black and white — and gender — female and male.

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Study: Natural disaster affects children's schooling years later

A new study looked at changes in children's academic performance after major bushfires in Australia. The study concluded that children in regions affected significantly by bushfires demonstrated poorer academic outcomes in some subjects than children in regions that were less severely affected by the fires.

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Teens' same-gender friendships key to later satisfaction in romantic relationships

A new longitudinal study sought to identify the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. The study found that the skills teens learn in friendships with peers of the same gender were the strongest predictors of later romantic satisfaction.

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Lillasyster Öberg på ny guldjakt: ”Är på samma väg som Hanna”

Hanna Öberg tog två guld i junior-VM. Sedan vann hon OS-guld, Bragdguldet och Jerringpriset. Lillasyster Elvira Öberg har redan tre JVM-segrar – och nu jagar hon fler. – Jag är ju på samma väg som Hanna, det är sjukt inspirerande, säger 19-åringen.

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Historiska museet visar utställning om Förintelsen

Inför Förintelsens minnesdag öppnar Historiska museet en utställning om överlevande som flydde till Sverige. På ”Speaking memories – Förintelsens sista vittnen” finns föremål och vittnesmål som aldrig tidigare visats eller hörts i Sverige.

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Jerringprisvinnaren tillbaka i vardagen – sista tävlingarna före VM

Jerringpristagaren Hanna Öberg är tillbaka i vardagen. På torsdagen inleder skidskyttestjärnan den sista världscupveckan före hemma-VM i Östersund.

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Robots Will Take Jobs From Men, the Young, and Minorities

Automation may create as many jobs as it destroys, a new study finds, but men, younger folks, and minorities hold positions that are particularly vulnerable.

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Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping.

Injections of bone cement into fractured vertebrae fail to relieve pain any more than a placebo does, researchers found.

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Sökmotorn Bing stoppas i Kina

Amerikanska Microsofts sökmotor Bing har stoppats i Kina, uppger företaget. Det är den senaste i raden av utländska tekniktjänster som stoppas bakom landets famösa brandvägg.

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Efter tre år ligger Miljøstyrelsens nye miljøskibe stadig uvirksomme og gumpetunge hen

PLUS. Det er endnu en gang mislykkedes Miljøstyrelsen at få et tilfredsstillende bud på, hvordan afløseren for de hedengangne amters miljøskibe skal komme ud at sejle. Prisen er hen over årene steget fra 24 til 44 mio. kr.

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Sarah Sjöström tog fajten – och vann

Stjärnsimmarna tog kampen – och vann. Internationella simförbundet fick backa, och den nya touren ISL blir verklighet. – Det känns häftigt att vara en del av det här. Jag är stolt över att vi simmare tog fajten, säger Sarah Sjöström som på torsdag flyger till Luxemburg för årets första tävling.

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Sjöström tveksam till förbundets nya mästarserie

Nu är detaljerna för pengastinna ”Mästarserien” klara. I tre olika världsdelar under fyra intensiva vårveckor kommer den nya serien, som är internationella simförbundets svar på utmaningen från den nya ligan ISL, att avgöras. – Jag har inte bestämt än om jag ska ställa upp, säger Sarah Sjöström.

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Saturn's Blingy Rings Are a Recent Upgrade

Though Saturn formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its rings were added relatively recently—only 100 to 10 million years ago. Karen Hopkin reports.

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Den gömda skatten bakom väggen

Någonting i den nya Oscar de la Renta-butiken i Paris var inte vad det såg ut att vara.

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What Makes a Good Image Generator AI?

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Night-sky thinking sends signal to the world

Project to examine far-distant galaxies also brings benefits closer to home

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Samsung Galaxy S10 leak hints at cryptocurrency wallet

Samsung' Galaxy S10 appears to have leaked again, but this time the big deal is what's on screen. Gregory Blake and Ben Geskin claim to have leaked images of a Samsung Blockchain …

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Microsoft's Bing search engine goes offline in China

The Microsoft-run search engine Bing was unavailable in mainland China late Wednesday, raising concerns among some social media users that it could be the latest foreign website to be blocked …

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Saturn's Blingy Rings Are a Recent Upgrade

Though Saturn formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its rings were added relatively recently—only 100 to 10 million years ago. Karen Hopkin reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot

Climate change re-draws map of the Arctic Ocean

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Hackers hijacked a family's smart home, spammed nuclear missile alerts

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Macrosynteny analysis shows the absence of ancient whole-genome duplication in lepidopteran insects [Letters (Online Only)]

Whole-genome duplication (WGD) is considered a key evolutionary event for genetic innovation and has occurred in diverse eukaryotic lineages (1). In PNAS, Li et al. (2) report multiple WGD events in hexapods, which is surprising because WGD is thought to be disruptive in animals with chromosomal sex determination and therefore…

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Reply to Nakatani and McLysaght: Analyzing deep duplication events [Letters (Online Only)]

As we wrote in our original report of these events (1), readers should not rush to interpret the six ancient large-scale duplications in hexapods as whole-genome duplications (WGDs). Analyses of syntenic relationships are needed to understand the evolutionary processes underlying these large-scale duplications that we inferred with phylogenomic methods (1)….

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Ontogenetic deepening of Northeast Atlantic fish stocks is not driven by fishing exploitation [Letters (Online Only)]

For many marine fish species, the average size of individuals increases with depth. This phenomenon, first described a century ago, is known as ontogenetic deepening (1, 2). Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain it: optimal foraging; predation avoidance; and different optimal growth temperature for larger individuals, causing them to…

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Reply to Baudron et al.: Fishing matters: Age-specific deepening is driven by exploitation [Letters (Online Only)]

In their response to our paper “Exploitation drives an ontogenetic-like deepening in marine fish” (1), Baudron et al. (2) unfairly characterize our result as an alternative explanation. Throughout our paper, and in the closing remark, we explicitly state that additional factors must be considered: “Ontogenetic factors, fisheries exploitation, and climate…

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No further evidence for paternal leakage of mitochondrial DNA in humans yet [Letters (Online Only)]

Recently in PNAS, Luo et al. (1) report the observation of heteroplasmic mixtures of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the blood of three unrelated patients suffering from different mitochondrial disorders. The affected mixed positions coincide with signature mutations of established haplogroups (2), suggesting that each mixture consists of a different pair…

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Reply to Lutz-Bonengel et al.: Biparental mtDNA transmission is unlikely to be the result of nuclear mitochondrial DNA segments [Letters (Online Only)]

In Luo et al. (1), we report the transmission of paternal mtDNA in 17 individuals across three unrelated families. In their letter responding to this paper, Lutz-Bonengel et al. (2) argue that these results do not provide sufficient evidence for paternal inheritance of mtDNA. Instead, they propose that these biparental…

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Network-based microsynteny analysis identifies major differences and genomic outliers in mammalian and angiosperm genomes [Evolution]

A comprehensive analysis of relative gene order, or microsynteny, can provide valuable information for understanding the evolutionary history of genes and genomes, and ultimately traits and species, across broad phylogenetic groups and divergence times. We have used our network-based phylogenomic synteny analysis pipeline to first analyze the overall patterns and…

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Optofluidic real-time cell sorter for longitudinal CTC studies in mouse models of cancer [Medical Sciences]

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) play a fundamental role in cancer progression. However, in mice, limited blood volume and the rarity of CTCs in the bloodstream preclude longitudinal, in-depth studies of these cells using existing liquid biopsy techniques. Here, we present an optofluidic system that continuously collects fluorescently labeled CTCs from…

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Cytotoxic CD8+ T lymphocytes expressing ALS-causing SOD1 mutant selectively trigger death of spinal motoneurons [Neuroscience]

Adaptive immune response is part of the dynamic changes that accompany motoneuron loss in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CD4+ T cells that regulate a protective immunity during the neurodegenerative process have received the most attention. CD8+ T cells are also observed in the spinal cord of patients and ALS mice…

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Structure of the heterophilic interaction between the nectin-like 4 and nectin-like 1 molecules [Biochemistry]

Nectin-like (Necl) molecules are Ca2+-independent Ig-like transmembrane cell adhesion molecules that participate in junctions between different cell types. The specific cell–cell adhesions mediated by Necl proteins are important in neural development and have been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we present the crystal structure of the mouse Necl-4 full ectodomain…

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One-megadalton metalloenzyme complex in Geobacter metallireducens involved in benzene ring reduction beyond the biological redox window [Microbiology]

Reversible biological electron transfer usually occurs between redox couples at standard redox potentials ranging from +0.8 to −0.5 V. Dearomatizing benzoyl-CoA reductases (BCRs), key enzymes of the globally relevant microbial degradation of aromatic compounds at anoxic sites, catalyze a biological Birch reduction beyond the negative limit of this redox window….

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Specific sequences of infectious challenge lead to secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis-like disease in mice [Immunology and Inflammation]

Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH) is a highly mortal complication associated with sepsis. In adults, it is often seen in the setting of infections, especially viral infections, but the mechanisms that underlie pathogenesis are unknown. sHLH is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and the presence hemophagocytosis. We found that sequential challenging…

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Interrelationships between structure and function during the hemostatic response to injury [Medical Sciences]

Extensive studies have detailed the molecular regulation of individual components of the hemostatic system, including platelets, coagulation factors, and regulatory proteins. Questions remain, however, about how these elements are integrated at the systems level within a rapidly changing physical environment. To answer some of these questions, we developed a puncture…

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Molecular mechanism for NLRP6 inflammasome assembly and activation [Biochemistry]

Inflammasomes are large protein complexes that trigger host defense in cells by activating inflammatory caspases for cytokine maturation and pyroptosis. NLRP6 is a sensor protein in the nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) and leucine-rich repeat (LRR)-containing (NLR) inflammasome family that has been shown to play multiple roles in regulating inflammation and host…

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Dicer functions transcriptionally and posttranscriptionally in a multilayer antiviral defense [Microbiology]

In antiviral RNA interference (RNAi), Dicer plays a primary role in processing double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules into small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) that guide Argonaute effectors to posttranscriptional suppression of target viral genes. Here, we show a distinct role for Dicer in the siRNA-independent transcriptional induction of certain host genes upon viral…

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A bipartite boundary element restricts UBE3A imprinting to mature neurons [Genetics]

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder caused by the loss of function from the maternal allele of UBE3A, a gene encoding an E3 ubiquitin ligase. UBE3A is only expressed from the maternally inherited allele in mature human neurons due to tissue-specific genomic imprinting. Imprinted expression of UBE3A is…

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Small molecule ISRIB suppresses the integrated stress response within a defined window of activation [Cell Biology]

Activation of the integrated stress response (ISR) by a variety of stresses triggers phosphorylation of the α-subunit of translation initiation factor eIF2. P-eIF2α inhibits eIF2B, the guanine nucleotide exchange factor that recycles inactive eIF2•GDP to active eIF2•GTP. eIF2 phosphorylation thereby represses translation. Persistent activation of the ISR has been linked…

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TRPV4-mediated calcium signaling in mesenchymal stem cells regulates aligned collagen matrix formation and vinculin tension [Engineering]

Microarchitectural cues drive aligned fibrillar collagen deposition in vivo and in biomaterial scaffolds, but the cell-signaling events that underlie this process are not well understood. Utilizing a multicellular patterning model system that allows for observation of intracellular signaling events during collagen matrix assembly, we investigated the role of calcium (Ca2+)…

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Thermodynamic phase diagram of amyloid-{beta} (16-22) peptide [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

The aggregation of monomeric amyloid β protein (Aβ) peptide into oligomers and amyloid fibrils in the mammalian brain is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Insight into the thermodynamic stability of the Aβ peptide in different polymeric states is fundamental to defining and predicting the aggregation process. Experimental determination of Aβ thermodynamic…

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Squid genomes in a bacterial world [Commentaries]

Animals are living in a microbial world. Bacteria, Archaea, and often eukaryotic microorganisms are ubiquitous and intimate associates of all multicellular organisms (1). Many of these microbes improve the fitness of their hosts by affecting multiple traits, including growth rates, immune function, nutrient allocation, and behavior (2). Squids are no…

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Prp8 impacts cryptic but not alternative splicing frequency [Genetics]

Pre-mRNA splicing must occur with extremely high fidelity. Spliceosomes assemble onto pre-mRNA guided by specific sequences (5′ splice site, 3′ splice site, and branchpoint). When splice sites are mutated, as in many hereditary diseases, the spliceosome can aberrantly select nearby pseudo- or “cryptic” splice sites, often resulting in nonfunctional protein….

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Litters of self-replicating origami cross-tiles [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Self-replication and exponential growth are ubiquitous in nature but until recently there were few examples of artificial self-replication. Often replication is a templated process where a parent produces a single offspring, doubling the population in each generation. Many species however produce more than one offspring at a time, enabling faster…

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Submillimeter fMRI reveals a layout of dorsal visual cortex in macaques, remarkably similar to New World monkeys [Neuroscience]

The macaque dorsal occipital cortex is generally thought to contain an elongated third visual area, V3d, extending along most of the rostral border of area V2. In contrast, our submillimeter retinotopic fMRI maps (0.6-mm isotropic voxels, achieved by implanted phased-array receive coils) consistently show three sectors anterior to V2d. The…

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Robust predictions of specialized metabolism genes through machine learning [Plant Biology]

Plant specialized metabolism (SM) enzymes produce lineage-specific metabolites with important ecological, evolutionary, and biotechnological implications. Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model, we identified distinguishing characteristics of SM and GM (general metabolism, traditionally referred to as primary metabolism) genes through a detailed study of features including duplication pattern, sequ

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Modulation of tissue growth heterogeneity by responses to mechanical stress [Developmental Biology]

Morphogenesis often yields organs with robust size and shapes, whereas cell growth and deformation feature significant spatiotemporal variability. Here, we investigate whether tissue responses to mechanical signals contribute to resolve this apparent paradox. We built a model of growing tissue made of fiber-like material, which may account for the cytoskeleton,…

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Cellular interactions constrain tumor growth [Applied Mathematics]

A tumor is made up of a heterogeneous collection of cell types, all competing on a fitness landscape mediated by microenvironmental conditions that dictate their interactions. Despite the fact that much is known about cell signaling, cellular cooperation, and the functional constraints that affect cellular behavior, the specifics of how…

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Escape band in Escherichia coli chemotaxis in opposing attractant and nutrient gradients [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

It is commonly believed that bacterial chemotaxis helps cells find food. However, not all attractants are nutrients, and not all nutrients are strong attractants. Here, by using microfluidic experiments, we studied Escherichia coli chemotaxis behavior in the presence of a strong chemoattractant (e.g., aspartate or methylaspartate) gradient and an opposing…

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Balancing trade-offs between biotic and abiotic stress responses through leaf age-dependent variation in stress hormone cross-talk [Plant Biology]

In nature, plants must respond to multiple stresses simultaneously, which likely demands cross-talk between stress-response pathways to minimize fitness costs. Here we provide genetic evidence that biotic and abiotic stress responses are differentially prioritized in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves of different ages to maintain growth and reproduction under combined biotic and…

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A Common Gum Infection Bacteria May Also be Causing Alzheimer’s

In a new study out Wednesday, scientists reveal yet another reason to keep up on dental hygiene. Bacteria that cause a common yet largely preventable gum infection may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery also offers hope for a treatment that could slow neurodegeneration. “There were many clues in the [features of Alzheimer’s disease] that an infection is at work,” said Casey Lyn

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Pharma firms to be incentivised to develop new superbug drugs

Health secretary Matt Hancock to announce plans at World Economic Forum in Davos The UK government is promising to incentivise pharmaceutical companies to develop “urgently needed” drugs to fight antimicrobial resistant (AMR) superbugs, with the health secretary warning “we are on the cusp of a world where a simple graze could be deadly”. Under the plans, the inappropriate use of antibiotics woul

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The Atlantic Daily: Accusers Speak Out

What We’re Following ‘Nobody is going to believe you’ : The director Bryan Singer has been dogged by sexual-misconduct accusations for decades. The Atlantic spent 12 months investigating various lawsuits and allegations against Singer, whose Bohemian Rhapsody just this week received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Here, Singer’s alleged victims now tell their stories. When a Harvard profess

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Sir David Attenborough Warns We've Entered a New Geological Age During His Lifetime

"We need to move beyond guilt or blame and get on with the practical tasks at hand."

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Mary Boyd Higgins, Wilhelm Reich’s Devoted Trustee, Is Dead at 93

She volunteered for the job with a father of the sexual revolution, even though she had never met him. She protected his legacy and republished his books.

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Those with inadequate access to food likely to suffer from obesity

Researchers have assessed the link between food-related hardships and obesity. Using a national sample of adults across the United States, the researchers learned that individuals who are food insecure are at an increased risk of obesity. Study results also showed that the individuals who live in food deserts are at an elevated risk for obesity.

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Photo Gallery: Our Favorite Cosplay From NYC's Black Comic Book Festival

At the seventh annual iteration of the convention, fans paid homage to favorites from Sailor Moon to 'Coming to America'’s Prince Akeem.

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Breakthrough in understanding male infertility

Newcastle University experts have identified the importance of gene, RBMXL2, which is similar to an infertility gene found on the Y chromosome, in regulating the production of fully-functioning sperm.

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Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction, say experts

Transmissible cancer which has devastated Tasmanian devil populations is unlikely to cause extinction, according to latest research.

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Needle and syringe programs cost-effectively prevent hepatitis C transmission

Providing clean injecting equipment through needle and syringe programs is a highly cost-effective way of preventing hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs and could save millions of pounds in infection treatment costs in the UK, according to research led by the University of Bristol and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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This may be the friendly robot face you see before you die

Technology Health companion robots are gaining ground for consumer households. Samsung's Bot Care is just one of the health assistant robots from CES 2019.

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Hancock sets out plan to counter antibiotic resistance

Government plans to give pharma groups incentives to develop new drugs

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Stor polisinsats i Umeå

Sent på onsdagskvällen ryckte flera polisbilar ut på ett larm i Ersboda, en stadsdel i Umeå.

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Framgångsrik regissör anklagas för övergrepp

Bryan Singer, regissören bakom bland annat ”Bohemian rhapsody” och X-men-filmerna anklagas i ett långt reportage i The Atlantic för att under så gott som hela sin karriär ha begått sexuella övergrepp mot tonårspojkar. Singer nekar till anklagelserna och kallar dem homofobiska.

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USA trappar upp jakten på Assange – brottsanklagelser fortsatt okända

USA uppges ha intensifierat sitt arbete med att få till stånd en utlämning av Julian Assange. Wikileaksgrundaren svarar nu med att lämna in en officiell begäran om att alla brottsanklagelser mot honom ska redovisas, vilket Trumps administration har vägrat.

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Tre personer har anträffats döda i Sala

Tre personer har anträffats döda i Sala under onsdagskvällen. Polisen har inlett en förundersökning om mord och skriver på sin hemsida att det finns uppgifter om att en misstänkt gärningsman finns bland de avlidna.

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Fried food linked to heightened risk of death among older US women

Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today.

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Should we rename low-risk cancers?

Should we rename low-risk ('indolent') cancers in a bid to reduce anxiety and harm from unnecessary investigation and treatment? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.

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Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures

Wearing a cast or ankle support for three weeks may be no worse than the usual six weeks for healing ankle fractures, suggest the findings of a randomized controlled trial published in The BMJ today.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Fate of the Union

What We’re Following Today It’s Wednesday, January 23. On the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown, we’re looking ahead to tomorrow, when the Senate is expected to vote on two competing bills to end the stalemate—but neither is expected to pass. Meanwhile, in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump said that he’ll deliver the State of the Union at the Capitol on January 29

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One way to fight off bird flu: extra-CRISPRed chicken

Science Here's what you should know about genetically engineered meat. Avian flu has the chops to cause the next pandemic, but geneticists say there's a potential loop-hole: creating chickens that can’t get the flu at all.

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As the climate warms, there may be a slight increase in male newborns

Scientists have long theorized that temperature has some effect on the sex ratios of populations. Recent research shows links between rising temperatures and increases in the ratio of male newborns. Nobody can say exactly whether temperature causes changes in sex ratio, however it's likely that climate change will force humans to adapt in ways we can't yet anticipate. None The United Nations' top

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How to Stop Rogue Gene-Editing of Human Embryos?

Some U.S. researchers knew of a Chinese scientist’s intentions to implant edited embryos but were unable to stop him. Now scientific institutions are trying to devise global safeguards.

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Netflix Now Aligns Itself With Hollywood, not Silicon Valley

The streaming firm leaves the Internet Association, a tech industry group, and joins the MPAA, underscoring its growth as a content creator.

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Prolonged spaceflight could weaken astronauts' immune systems

Researchers report impaired NK-cell function during long-duration space travel.

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Cannabis may boost perceptual reasoning in teenage brains, researchers say

Occasional use, defined as once or twice, can actually increase grey matter volume. Unfortunately, anxiety is also increased. 35 percent of 10th graders have experimented with cannabis. It's all about the Gray Matter Volume (GMV) Occasional cannabis use by teenagers can actually expand the structure of certain regions of the brain, a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on January 14 il

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The government’s secret UFO reading list is revealed. Wow.

A just-unclassified Department of Defense reading list on UFOs is stunning. The DOD is wondering if the truth lies in some of the most far-out theories. Science fiction has nothing on science fact. None The public finally had a chance in 2017 to see some of the government's tightly guarded UFO footage — never mind the sudden admission that it existed in the first place. The handful of clips that

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Höglander visade vägen med ”zorromålet”

Nils Höglanders ”zorromål” var en av höjdpunkterna. Men det som betydde allra mest var Rögles vändning borta mot Färjestad. 6–4-matchen var SHL-klubbens första seger efter tre raka förluster.

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Örebro vann utan poängkungen

Krisen bara växte i Örebro som radat upp fyra förluster – och fått poängkungen Aaron Palushaj skadad. Men mot Växjö klev landsmannen Nick Ebert fram och såg till att nästjumbon bröt trenden efter 4–2-segern hemma i Behrn arena.

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Flu vaccination keeps COPD patients out of the hospital

A new study establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they develop the flu and demonstrates the beneficial effects of influenza vaccination. The report also reveals gaps in care that need to be addressed, including less-than-universal influenza vaccination in patients with COPD and failure to

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Conservation efforts help some rare birds more than others

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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Human Mutation Is Slowing Down

Mutation Station The rate of mutation in the human genome has slowed significantly over the past million years or so, according to new research — firming up the timeline of primate evolution. “The times of speciation we can now calculate on the basis of the new rate fit in much better with the speciation times we would expect from the dated fossils of human ancestors that we know of,” Aarhus Univ

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High-tech tools, teamwork were key to separating infant girls joined at the head

Over a year and a half after the successful separation of two infant twins joined at the top of their heads, surgical team leaders report on this dramatic case in the Jan. 24 New England Journal of Medicine. The surgeons describe the innovative devices, elaborate planning and precisely orchestrated teamwork needed to perform the complex separation surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Final verdict on finasteride: Safe, effective prevention for prostate cancer

Finasteride, a generic hormone-blocking drug, was found to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 25 percent in the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). Long- term data, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that reduction in prostate cancer risk has continued and fewer than 100 men on the trial died from the disease.

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Konstfilmaren Jonas Mekas är död

Filmskaparen Jonas Mekas har avlidit, skriver The Guardian. Han blev känd när han umgicks i kretsen kring Andy Warhol på 1960-talet.

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Michael Cohen skjuter upp sitt vittnesmål

Donald Trumps förre advokat Michael Cohen skjuter upp det vittnesmål han skulle ha lämnat inför den amerikanska kongressen den 7 februari. Anledningen är att han känner sig hotad av presidenten.

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Young emperor penguins brave icy, winter waters in their first year

Young emperor penguins learn survival skills on their own, including how to navigate Antarctica’s icy winter ocean.

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New science details discovery of bacterial pathogen in brains of Alzheimer's patients

New science uncovers how an unlikely culprit, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) — the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease — appears to drive Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology.

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Here's How 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria Feast on Your Flesh

A new study reveals just how the bacteria thrive deep in muscle tissue and cause such severe disease.

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Next gene-edited baby due in six months, scientist says

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

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Earth Swallowed Another Planet and (Maybe) That's Why Life Exists

A collision with a Mars-like planet could have given Earth the ingredients it needed for life to form.

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The Prime Challenges for Scout, Amazon’s New Delivery Robot

The company's new six-wheeled delivery bot is built to ferry Prime packages.

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Google and Facebook Backed an Event Denying Climate Change

Three tech giants, including Microsoft, sponsored a libertarian conference that included attacks on the science of climate change.

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Detonation i Malmö – skador på port

En detonation har inträffat i stadsdelen Heleneholm i Malmö. Enligt polisen har porten till ett flerfamiljshus skadats.

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Normal variations in thyroid function may be linked to atrial fibrillation risk

A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications.

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Patients who identify as transgender have lower odds of being screened for cancer: Study

Patients who identify as transgender have lower odds of being screened for cancer, suggests a new study from St. Michael's Hospital, which also explores how doctors can address the disparity.The study assessed screening rates for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer among 120 transgender patients eligible for screening and compared these with screening rates among the cisgender (i.e. non-transg

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Boeing’s Flying Taxi Prototype Takes to the Air (Briefly)

The company is one of the partners in Uber's bid to fly the skies.

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As Climate Warms, Plants Will Absorb Less CO₂, Study Finds

Plants and soil absorb carbon dioxide, which helps mitigate climate change. But global warming will degrade that ability, scientists say.

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Welcome to the Dystopia: Amazon Unveils Scout Delivery Robots

We've all heard about Prime Air, the drone delivery program currently hamstrung by US restrictions on commercial drones. However, the company just rolled out a new ground-based robotic delivery service in one community north of Seattle. It's called Amazon Scout. The post Welcome to the Dystopia: Amazon Unveils Scout Delivery Robots appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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The Complicated Calculus of Counting Emperor Penguins

Scientists journey to the icy bottom of the Earth to see if satellite imagery can determine how many Emperor penguins are left in the world

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Inside Earth, Microbes Approach Immortality

Mostly dead is slightly alive. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Chelsea lånar Higuain

Chelsea lånar argentinske anfallaren Gonzalo Higuain säsongen ut. Higuain tillhör Juventus men har hittills den här säsongen spelat för Milan.

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Here’s Why That Dead Moon Plant is So Important

Cotton sprouts grew on the Moon! It may be the first Moon plant, but this isn’t the first time we’ve had plants in space. Here’s why this time is different. The post Here’s Why That Dead Moon Plant is So Important appeared first on Futurism .

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Stars shrouded in iron dust

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has participated in a study which has discovered a group of stars very poor in metals and shrouded in a high fraction of iron dust, situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This work has used a combination of theoretical models of the formation of dust in circumstellar envelopes with infrared observations taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope. The wor

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New science details discovery of bacterial pathogen in brains of Alzheimer's patients

New science uncovers how an unlikely culprit, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) — the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease — appears to drive Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology.

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Even in young adults, blood pressure above normal may be linked to brain shrinkage

For people in their 20s and 30s, having blood pressure above normal but below the level considered to be high blood pressure, may be linked to loss of brain volume, according to a study published in the January 23, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Andes Grew to Towering Heights in Two Explosive 'Growth Spurts'

As the now-iconic Andes Mountains rose skyward along the western coast of South America dozens of millions of years ago, violent volcanic activity rocked the continent, a new study finds.

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Production of Monoclonal Antibodies from Hybridomas in a Hollow Fiber Bioreactor

The hollow fiber bioreactor (HFBR) was developed to more closely approximate in vivo cell growth conditions, and is ideal for the production of monoclonal antibodies from hybridoma cell lines. Find out more with this white paper from FiberCell Systems.

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Saturn’s rings aren’t as old as some thought

Saturn’s beautiful, extensive rings are relatively young, perhaps created when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, according to new study. Scientists drew the conclusion after finding that the ring’s mass is less than previously thought and its frozen components are surprisingly bright and free from dusty cosmic impurities. “Based on previous research, we suspected the rings were young, but not everyone

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Amazon is Unleashing Its Own Army of Delivery Robots

Amazon Scout To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Amazon announced today that it will roll out its own network of delivery robots. Amazon’s diminutive new six-wheeled friend is called Scout. It’ll deliver your packages, according to the company, without a need for a pesky and demanding human. Scout is about the size of a small cooler, and rolls along at walking speeds. Amazon says it’ll be able to na

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SSK straffade AIK i derbyt

Oskarshamn trummar på mot en matchserie där vinnaren öppnar nålsögat till SHL. Hockeyallsvenskans ledare firade säsongens 25:e trepoängare efter 7–2 mot Almtuna. Dessutom ökades försprånget nedåt.

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The Media Botched the Covington Catholic Story

On Friday, January 18, a group of white teenage boys wearing MAGA hats mobbed an elderly Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, chanting “Make America great again,” menacing him, and taunting him in racially motivated ways. It is the kind of thing that happens every day—possibly every hour—in Donald Trump’s America. But this time there was proof: a video. Was it problematic tha

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Cancer has a biological clock and this drug may keep it from ticking

Scientists find and test a promising drug that stops cancer by interfering with the cancer cells' metabolism and other circadian-related functions.

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A muscle protein promotes nerve healing

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

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Identifying factors that influence mercury levels in tuna

Most consumers' exposure to toxic methylmercury occurs when they eat fish. New research could help clarify why methylmercury concentrations in tuna vary geographically.

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Aquifers could store enough energy to power a nation for months

Aquifers could store enough energy to power a nation for months Aquifers could store enough energy to power a nation for months , Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00225-7 Compressed air made with renewable energy could be stashed in underground deposits for lean times.

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Danmark släckte svenska VM-drömmen

Drömmen om en svensk VM-final i handboll levde en bra bit i den andra halvleken. Men inför en rödvit vägg vände Danmark ödesmatchen och vann till slut med 30–26 (13–13). Det blir alltså Norge som får spela VM-semifinal tillsammans med Danmark.

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More people in recovery from substance use problems are quitting smoking than ever before

A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute finds that people who entered recovery from drug or alcohol use problems in the past 10 years have quit smoking in greater numbers than their cohorts in the 1980s and 90s.

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Heart Disease Risk Begins Before Birth. Vitamin C Could Help

High blood pressure in adulthood may extend all the way back to before birth, according to new research in sheep. Scientists found not getting enough oxygen to tissues during pregnancy led to offspring with high blood pressure as adults. However, giving a high-dose of vitamin C to pregnant ewes seemed to counteract that. The researchers say the results point to the need for proactive prevention st

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Scientists Create New CRISPR Protein. It Could Make Gene Editing More Flexible

CRISPR-Cas9 is here to stay. And for good reason. The gene editing system — which is cheap, fast and more precise than previous techniques — blew the gates open for all sorts of research when it hit the scene back in 2012. Traditionally, it’s hinged on the use of a protein that’s right there in the name, Cas9, a member of the Cas protein family. Now, researchers at the Broad Institute and the Nati

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Astrophotographer Caught a Meteor Striking the Moon During the Eclipse

Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse treated Americans to a special show, as Earth’s shadow crossed the Full Moon’s face. And during the event, something unusual happened. Astroimager Jamie Cooper, from Dustin, England, caught an meteor impact on the moon. Such events were theory only two generations ago, but now are fact and somewhat commonplace to the discerning observer. Today a simple video came

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Nikolaj Sonne til gigantisk gadget-mekka: Selvkørende teknologi er både gak og cool

Selvkørende kufferter og en robot, der kan transportere dagligvarer op på 5. sal, er gak. Men en ultrapræcis radar vinder Nikolaj Sonnes hjerte.

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Ung flicka allvarligt skadad i olycka

En flicka yngre än tio år har skadats allvarligt i en trafikolycka där en personbil körde in i en timmerbil norr om Tranemo.

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Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Compared to gene-edited babies in China and ambitious projects to rescue woolly mammoths from extinction, biotech trees might sound pretty tame. But releasing genetically engineered trees into forests to counter threats to forest health represents a new frontier in biotechnology. Even as the techniques of molecular biology have advanced, humans have not yet released a genetically engineered plant

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When coral species vanish, their absence can imperil surviving corals

As coral species die off, they may be leaving a death spiral in their wake: Their absence could be sapping life from the corals that survive. In a new study, when isolated from other species, corals got weak, died off or grew in fragile structures. The study has shown it is possible to quantify positive effects of coral biodiversity and negative effects of its absence.

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Taking magnetism for a spin: Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions

Scientists have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices.

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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.

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

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

Researchers have 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 leaf pores through which water evaporates).

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See the Centaur-Like Robot Designed to Handle Nuclear Disasters

Robot Work Responding to a nuclear disaster is no job for humans. Even while wearing protective suits, our bodies can’t handle the radiation . It could be a job for robots, though. Researchers in the U.K. are developing a centaur-like robot designed to work in settings too dangerous for humans to navigate — and it could one day play a major role in disaster response efforts including nuclear cata

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Exercise really does seem to help with depression

Health A clever new study demonstrates a causal relationship. It’s long been suspected that exercise can reduce depression, but the problem with proving it is the same as with many long-held general associations: it’s just an…

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Prolonged spaceflight could weaken astronauts' immune systems

University of Arizona researchers led the first study to report impaired NK-cell function during long-duration space travel.

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Verizon cuts jobs at media unit that includes Yahoo, AOL

Verizon is cutting hundreds of jobs from its media division which includes the former internet stars Yahoo and AOL, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

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Nest Cams Hijacked in the Name of PewDiePie and North Korea Pranks

In separate incidents, hackers exploit poor password hygiene to terrify camera owners.

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Man körde på parkeringsvakter

Tre parkeringsvakter arbetade med att få bort en felparkerad bil i Södertälje när en man satte sig i bilen och försökte köra iväg. När han blev hindrad körde han på parkeringsvakterna.

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Michigan schools face nation's worst decline in state education funding

Funding for Michigan's public schools has fallen more sharply than any other state over the past quarter century, a new report from Michigan State University finds.

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Hungary Audi workers in rare strike over wages

Workers at the German car giant Audi's plant in Hungary called a one-week strike Wednesday over a wage dispute, a rare case of industrial unrest in an economy that relies on the automotive sector.

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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 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 traits by age 38.

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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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Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders

Researchers 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 behavior and mental disorders.

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Seeing double could help resolve dispute about how fast the universe is expanding

How fast the universe is expanding has been puzzling astronomers for almost a century. Different studies keep coming up with different answers — which has some researchers wondering if they've overlooked a key mechanism in the machinery that drives the cosmos. Now, by pioneering a new way to measure how quickly the cosmos is expanding, astronomers have taken a step toward resolving the debate.

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Milky Way's neighbors pick up the pace

After slowly forming stars for the first few billion years of their lives, the Magellanic Clouds, near neighbors of our own Milky Way galaxy, have upped their game and are now forming new stars at a fast clip. This new insight into the history of the Clouds comes from the first detailed chemical maps made of galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

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Where is Earth's submoon?

"Can moons have moons?"

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Taking magnetism for a spin: Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices.

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New detector fails to confirm would-be evidence of dark matter

Brazilian researchers are participating in the COSINE-100 experiment, installed 700 meters underground in South Korea.

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Taking magnetism for a spin: Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices.

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Where is Earth's submoon?

Juna Kollmeier and Sean Raymond kicked off an internet firestorm late last year when they posted a draft of their article about submoons on a preprint server. The online conversation obsessed over the best term to describe such phenomena. But nomenclature was not the point of Kollmeier and Raymond's investigation, who set out to define the physical parameters for moons that would be capable of bei

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When coral species vanish, their absence can imperil surviving corals

As coral species die off, they may be leaving a death spiral in their wake: Their absence could be sapping life from the corals that survive. In a new study, when isolated from other species, corals got weak, died off or grew in fragile structures. The study has shown it is possible to quantify positive effects of coral biodiversity and negative effects of its absence.

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Amazon rolls out 'Scout' delivery robots

Amazon on Wednesday began putting cooler-sized robots to work delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood outside Seattle.

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Google to appeal 50-million-euro French data consent fine

Google said Wednesday it would appeal a record 50-million-euro fine imposed by France's data regulator for failing to meet the EU's strict new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper.

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David Attenborough Warns That Earth Has Entered 'Age of Humans'

The world has already changed, said the famed British naturalist.

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When coral species vanish, their absence can imperil surviving corals

Waves of annihilation have beaten coral reefs down to a fraction of what they were 40 years ago, and what's left may be facing creeping death: The effective extinction of many coral species may be weakening reef systems thus siphoning life out of the corals that remain.

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Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth

Most of Earth's life-essential elements probably arrived with the planetary collision that produced the moon. Petrologists now conclude Earth most likely received the bulk of its carbon, nitrogen and other life-essential volatile elements from a collision with a Mars-sized planet more than 4.4 billion years ago.

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Small metabolites have big effects on the intestinal immune response

Normal gut bacteria are instrumental in inducing an immune response in the presence of invading pathogens. However, exactly how commensal bacteria cause CX3CR1+ macrophages in the intestine to protrude their tentacle-like dendrites to capture antigens, triggering the immune response, was unclear. Now, a research team has shown that common bacterial metabolites pyruvate and lactate interact with th

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Parental PTSD affects health behavior and aging among offspring of Holocaust survivors

A new study on intergenerational transmission of trauma has found evidence that Holocaust survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their adult offspring exhibit more unhealthy behavior patterns and age less successfully in comparison to survivors with no signs of PTSD or parents who did not experience the Holocaust and their offspring.

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Flera skjutna efter gisslansituation på bank i USA

Flera personer har skottskadats efter en gisslansituation på en bank i Florida i USA. Händelsen är pågående.

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The EU Wants to Clamp Down on the Super Rich’s Visa of Choice

More than a million people have sought refuge in Europe over the past few years; some will eventually become citizens. Still more have moved for work and the promise of ultimately securing a permanent place. But a select group does something else entirely: They pay. A lot. Over the past decade, some European Union member states have earned tens of billions of dollars overall by selling residency

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Michael Winiarski: Maduro lär ingripa mot försöken till maktövertagande

I Venezuela har oppositionspolitikern Juan Guaidó utropat sig själv till ”interimpresident” och USA:s Donald Trump erkänner honom som landets ledare. DN:s utrikeskommentator Michael Winiarski svarar på fem frågor om vad det kan innebära.

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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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Study sheds light on brain cell changes in people with MS

Fresh insights into the types of cells found in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis could help develop improved therapies, research has found. The study focused on cells in the brain that help to repair damage to nerve cells caused by the disease.

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Millard fortfarande kvar i riksdagen – får lön

Sverigedemokraten Jonas Millard sitter fortfarande kvar i riksdagen. Trots att det var över en månad sedan hans parti meddelade att han ska avgå. På fredag kommer han att få sin vanliga riksdagslön på kontot.

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Manlig sköterska gripen efter att kvinna i koma födde barn

En manlig sköterska vid den vårdanläggning i Phoenix där en kvinna som legat i koma i tio år nyligen födde ett barn, har gripits misstänkt för våldtäkt, skriver CNN. 36-årigen greps efter att personalen på företaget dna-testats mot det nyfödda barnet.

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Even carbon-hungry plants can't save us from climate change

Environment If these soils could talk, they'd spell doom. Many models relied on the carbon-storing capacity of plants to mitigate some of the effects of climate change. A new study suggests that's hardly the case.

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Winners of the 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

Judging for the seventh annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest , organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has wrapped up, and the winning images and photographers have been announced. Duncan Murrell took Best in Show with a photo of the courtship behavior of spinetail devil rays. The contest organizers have shared with us some of the winners and honorable mentions below, from the 16 cate

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Free-Market Marijuana

By and large, marijuana legalization represents progress, argues writer Annie Lowrey . It’s well documented that prohibition has a tremendous fiscal cost, not to mention a far worse human cost. Researchers have also convincingly argued that cannabis is far less dangerous than legal substances such as alcohol. As a result, a solid majority of Americans support legalization . But are there signific

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Facebook Cracks Down on Networks of Fake Pages and Groups

The social network announced a policy change to allow for removing entire groups of fraudulent pages at once—even when they all haven't broken the rules.

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Thoughts of love buffer blood pressure against stress

When facing a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep your blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having them in the room with you. For a new study, researchers asked 102 participants to complete a stressful task—submerging one foot into 3 inches of cold water ranging from 38 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers measured participants’ blood p

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A Simple Camera and an Algorithm Let You See around Corners

A preliminary study shows how it might be possible one day to use a smartphone app to look around a bend without the help of a mirror — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Simple Camera and an Algorithm Let You See around Corners

A preliminary study shows how it might be possible one day to use a smartphone app to look around a bend without the help of a mirror — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Drop in Infant Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Rotavirus Vaccination

Results from an observational study find that the introduction of a routine vaccine in Australia coincided with a fall in the incidence of the autoimmune condition.

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‘Mystery Dinner Snake’ Found in Belly of Another Snake Finally Identified

A snake pulled from inside another snake's stomach was a species unknown to science.

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Trumps svar till Pelosi: Jag kommer hålla talet

USA:s president Donald Trump tänker hålla sitt tal till nationen den 29 januari. Det meddelar han i ett brev till Nancy Pelosi, som uppmanat honom skjuta upp talet på grund av den nedstängda statsapparaten.

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New vaccine offers fresh take on malaria fight

Early research on a new approach to protecting against malaria is offering promising, potentially long-lasting results against the persistent parasite that sickens hundreds of millions people each year. The approach uses a cytomegalovirus-based platform that's already being used in vaccines being developed to battle HIV and tuberculosis. This new vaccine reduced the malaria-causing parasite's rele

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Cancer has a biological clock and this drug may keep it from ticking

Scientists at USC Michelson Center and Japan's Nagoya University find and test a promising drug that stops cancer by interfering with the cancer cells' metabolism and other circadian-related functions.

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Completing physics Ph.D. does not stem from scoring high on GRE

Scores on graduate school admissions exams like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) do not predict successful completion of Ph.D.'s in physics, a new study shows. The data call into question the effectiveness of typical admissions criteria for physics Ph.D. programs, which often require GRE test scores from applicants.

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Virus-based therapy targets a pediatric eye cancer

A cancer-killing, virus-based therapy showed promising effects against retinoblastoma — a tumor of the retina that affects mainly children — in mouse models and a pilot clinical trial.

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Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth

Most of Earth's life-essential elements probably arrived with the planetary collision that produced the moon. In a new study in Science Advances, Rice University petrologists conclude Earth most likely received the bulk of its carbon, nitrogen and other life-essential volatile elements from a collision with a Mars-sized planet more than 4.4 billion years ago.

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Cortexyme announces publication of foundational data for groundbreaking approach to treating Alzheimer's disease in Science Advances

An international team of researchers led by Cortexyme co-founders Stephen Dominy, M.D. and Casey Lynch detail the role of a common bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), in driving Alzheimer's disease pathology and demonstrate the potential for small molecule inhibitors to block the pathogen.

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Short-term hospital readmissions for gun injuries cost $86 million a year

Hospital readmissions of patients within six months of suffering a firearm injury cost taxpayers, private insurers and uninsured families an average of $86 million a year from 2010 through 2015, according to new estimates from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

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Single-cell RNA-seq denoising using a deep count autoencoder

Single-cell RNA-seq denoising using a deep count autoencoder Single-cell RNA-seq denoising using a deep count autoencoder, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07931-2 Single-cell RNA sequencing is a powerful method to study gene expression, but noise in the data can obstruct analysis. Here the authors develop a denoising method based on a deep count autoencoder network that

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Ultrafast hole transfer mediated by polaron pairs in all-polymer photovoltaic blends

Ultrafast hole transfer mediated by polaron pairs in all-polymer photovoltaic blends Ultrafast hole transfer mediated by polaron pairs in all-polymer photovoltaic blends, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08361-4 All-polymer solar cells have shown high efficiencies but the ultrafast charge transfer processes are less known. Here Wang et al. show that polaron pairs play vit

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Active control of anapole states by structuring the phase-change alloy Ge2Sb2Te5

Active control of anapole states by structuring the phase-change alloy Ge 2 Sb 2 Te 5 Active control of anapole states by structuring the phase-change alloy Ge 2 Sb 2 Te 5 , Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08057-1 High-index dielectric nanoparticles support a great wealth of multipolar responses but active tunability is still elusive. Here, the authors report how structu

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Exploring the landscape of focal amplifications in cancer using AmpliconArchitect

Exploring the landscape of focal amplifications in cancer using AmpliconArchitect Exploring the landscape of focal amplifications in cancer using AmpliconArchitect, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08200-y Focal amplifications are prevalent in many cancer genomes. Here, the authors present AmpliconArchitect (AA), a computational tool for reconstructing their architecture,

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Near-atomic structure of a giant virus

Near-atomic structure of a giant virus Near-atomic structure of a giant virus, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08319-6 Nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses are a group of viruses that infect many eukaryotic hosts. Here, the authors provide a 3.5 Å resolution icosahedrally-averaged capsid structure of Paramecium bursaria chlorella virus 1 and show how 1800 minor capsid pro

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Unveiling coherently driven hyperpolarization dynamics in signal amplification by reversible exchange

Unveiling coherently driven hyperpolarization dynamics in signal amplification by reversible exchange Unveiling coherently driven hyperpolarization dynamics in signal amplification by reversible exchange, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08298-8 There is increasing effort to improve the signal sensitivity and explore the hyperpolarization dynamics. Here the authors demons

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Structure of the error-prone DNA ligase of African swine fever virus identifies critical active site residues

Structure of the error-prone DNA ligase of African swine fever virus identifies critical active site residues Structure of the error-prone DNA ligase of African swine fever virus identifies critical active site residues, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08296-w The DNA ligase of African swine fever virus is one of the most error-prone ligases identified to date, but under

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Age and pattern of the southern high-latitude continental end-Permian extinction constrained by multiproxy analysis

Age and pattern of the southern high-latitude continental end-Permian extinction constrained by multiproxy analysis Age and pattern of the southern high-latitude continental end-Permian extinction constrained by multiproxy analysis, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07934-z The continental record of the end Permian mass extinction is limited, especially from high paleolati

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Viktors val: Kulturministern – inte som alla andra

Om resten av Sverige var som kulturvärlden så hade Anders Ygeman fått avgå för att han inte är elektriker. Äntligen onsdag, med Sveriges ledande samhällsmagasin.

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Planet crash that made moon left key elements for life on Earth, scientists say

Most of carbon and nitrogen that makes up our bodies probably came from passing planet, researchers believe The cosmic collision that made the moon left a host of elements behind on Earth that were crucial for life to emerge, US scientists have claimed. The impact 4.4bn years ago is thought to have occurred when an itinerant planet the size of Mars slammed into the fledgling Earth, scattering a s

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The moon’s violent birth may have given Earth the ingredients of life

We think the moon formed when a Mars-sized object crashed into the young Earth. The same object could also have brought the carbon and other elements we need for life

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We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

Evidence is growing that a bacteria involved in gum disease causes Alzheimer's, raising hopes over new kinds of treatments that are currently undergoing testing

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Married people have stronger hands than those who are single

Among men aged 50 or higher those who are married have a stronger grip than bachelors – and remarried men have the strongest grip of all

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Tumour-killing virus could stop a childhood eye cancer and save vision

A virus that kills cancer cells could save the vision of children who have a rare eye cancer and often require eye removal surgery

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Ajax-talang till Barcelona – för 75 miljoner euro

Barcelona har gjort klart med Ajaxmittfältaren Frenkie de Jong. Det meddelar klubben under onsdagen.

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Gum disease–causing bacteria could spur Alzheimer’s

Once-fringy notion inspires clinical trials

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Cancer-slaying virus may fight childhood eye tumor

Clinical trial tests new approach to treat potentially fatal cancer

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Typical physics Ph.D. admissions criteria limit access to underrepresented groups but fail to predict doctoral completion

This study aims to understand the effectiveness of typical admissions criteria in identifying students who will complete the Physics Ph.D. Multivariate statistical analysis of roughly one in eight physics Ph.D. students from 2000 to 2010 indicates that the traditional admissions metrics of undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Quantitative, Verbal, and

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Porphyromonas gingivalis in Alzheimers disease brains: Evidence for disease causation and treatment with small-molecule inhibitors

Porphyromonas gingivalis , the keystone pathogen in chronic periodontitis, was identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Toxic proteases from the bacterium called gingipains were also identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients, and levels correlated with tau and ubiquitin pathology. Oral P. gingivalis infection in mice resulted in brain colonization and increased production of

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Delivery of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur to the silicate Earth by a giant impact

Earth’s status as the only life-sustaining planet is a result of the timing and delivery mechanism of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), sulfur (S), and hydrogen (H). On the basis of their isotopic signatures, terrestrial volatiles are thought to have derived from carbonaceous chondrites, while the isotopic compositions of nonvolatile major and trace elements suggest that enstatite chondrite–like material

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Projected increases in intensity, frequency, and terrestrial carbon costs of compound drought and aridity events

Drought and atmospheric aridity pose large risks to ecosystem services and agricultural production. However, these factors are seldom assessed together as compound events, although they often occur simultaneously. Drought stress on terrestrial carbon uptake is characterized by soil moisture (SM) deficit and high vapor pressure deficit (VPD). We used in situ observations and 15 Earth system models

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Volatile element depletion of the Moon–The roles of precursors, post-impact disk dynamics, and core formation

The compositional and isotopic similarity of Earth’s primitive upper mantle (PUM) and the Moon supports the derivation of the Moon from proto-Earth, but the Moon’s inventory of volatile lithophile elements—Na, K, Rb, and Cs—is lower than Earth’s PUM by factors of 4 to 5. The abundances of 14 other volatile elements exhibit siderophile behavior [volatile siderophile elements (VSEs); i.e., P, As, C

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Cell-based screen identifies a new potent and highly selective CK2 inhibitor for modulation of circadian rhythms and cancer cell growth

Compounds targeting the circadian clock have been identified as potential treatments for clock-related diseases, including cancer. Our cell-based phenotypic screen revealed uncharacterized clock-modulating compounds. Through affinity-based target deconvolution, we identified GO289, which strongly lengthened circadian period, as a potent and selective inhibitor of CK2. Phosphoproteomics identified

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Multiplexed enrichment and genomic profiling of peripheral blood cells reveal subset-specific immune signatures

Specialized immune cell subsets are involved in autoimmune disease, cancer immunity, and infectious disease through a diverse range of functions mediated by overlapping pathways and signals. However, subset-specific responses may not be detectable in analyses of whole blood samples, and no efficient approach for profiling cell subsets at high throughput from small samples is available. We present

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SPO16 binds SHOC1 to promote homologous recombination and crossing-over in meiotic prophase I

Segregation of homologous chromosomes in meiosis I is tightly regulated by their physical links, or crossovers (COs), generated from DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) through meiotic homologous recombination. In budding yeast, three ZMM (Zip1/2/3/4, Mer3, Msh4/5) proteins, Zip2, Zip4, and Spo16, form a "ZZS" complex, functioning to promote meiotic recombination via a DSB repair pathway. Here, we id

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Pyramidal neuron growth and increased hippocampal volume during labor and birth in autism

We report that the apical dendrites of CA3 hippocampal pyramidal neurons are increased during labor and birth in the valproate model of autism but not in control animals. Using the iDISCO clearing method, we show that hippocampal, especially CA3 region, and neocortical volumes are increased and that the cerebral volume distribution shifts from normal to lognormal in valproate-treated animals. Mat

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Ocean mesoscale mixing linked to climate variability

Mesoscale turbulence in the ocean strongly affects the circulation, water mass formation, and transport of tracers. Little is known, however, about how mixing varies on climate timescales. We present the first time-resolved global dataset of lateral mesoscale eddy diffusivities at the ocean surface, obtained by applying the suppressed mixing length theory to satellite-observed velocities. We find

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Phenylacetonitrile in locusts facilitates an antipredator defense by acting as an olfactory aposematic signal and cyanide precursor

Many aggregating animals use aposematic signals to advertise their toxicity to predators. However, the coordination between aposematic signals and toxins is poorly understood. Here, we reveal that phenylacetonitrile (PAN) acts as an olfactory aposematic signal and precursor of hypertoxic hydrogen cyanide (HCN) to protect gregarious locusts from predation. We found that PAN biosynthesis from pheny

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CO Concentration Map with 3 day projection into the future

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In surprising reversal, scientists find a cellular process that stops cancer before it starts

Scientists studying the relationship of telomeres to cancer made a surprising discovery: a cellular recycling process called autophagy — generally thought of as a survival mechanism — actually promotes the death of cells, thereby preventing cancer initiation.

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Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

A new study confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. While it's known that extreme weather events can affect the year-to-year variability in carbon uptake, and some researchers have suggested that there may be longer-term effects, this study is the first to actually quantify the effects through the 21st century and demonstrates that wetter-than-normal years do not compensate for losses in ca

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Here's the gear you need to be a backyard lumberjack

Technology Yes, it involves an axe. Logging is the most dangerous civilian job in the U.S., thanks to hazards like heavy machinery and falling limbs.

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How an ordinary camera can see around corners

How an ordinary camera can see around corners How an ordinary camera can see around corners, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00267-x Digital cameras have been used to reconstruct rough images of hidden objects just by analysing light that bounces off a wall.

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Monsén bröt finger men tror på VM-start

Fruktade Hahnenkammrennen fortsätter att skörda offer redan innan det klassiska störtloppet körts. Senast att råka illa ut: Svenske talangen Felix Monsén, 24, bröt vänster lillfinger under träningsåket.

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Did a planetary collision make this possible?

Yes, it formed the Moon and gave Earth its volatile elements, scientists say. Samantha Page reports.

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Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth

Most of Earth's essential elements for life—including most of the carbon and nitrogen in you—probably came from another planet.

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Past Dengue Infection Appears to Protect Children from Zika Symptoms

Children were 38 percent less likely to show signs of Zika infection if they had previously had dengue.

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See What Astronomers Are Calling “The Last Breath of a Dying Star”

Out With a Bang A new image shows a star, roughly 1,400 light years from Earth, preparing to die — and the moment is sad and beautiful. On Tuesday, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) released a new image of a star called ESO 577-24 . Once a red giant, it is now an extremely hot dwarf star surrounded by a planetary nebula — a stunning cloud of glowing gas that will slowly expand and grow dimm

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Landslagsforward får avstängning hävd

HV:s landslagsforward Fanny Rask dömdes till sju matchers avstängning för en huvudtackling av Svenska ishockeyförbundets disciplinnämnd. Nu frias hon helt av Riksidrottsnämnden, uppger HV71 på sin webbplats.

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Birth of massive black holes in the early universe

The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe. Incredibly, the light from the most distant black holes (or quasars) has been traveling to us for more than 13 billion light years. However, we do not know how these monster black holes formed.

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CRISPR/Cas9 used to control genetic inheritance in mice

Using active genetics technology, biologists have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal. The achievement in mice lays the groundwork for further advances based on this technology, including biomedical research on human disease. Future animal models may be possible of complex human genetic diseases, like arthritis and cancer, which are not

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Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients

A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings underline the importance of treating MS at an early stage of the disease progression, when the affected cells can repair the damage as they are not replaced by new ones.

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Scientists reconstruct ancient lost plates under Andes mountains

Geologists demonstrate the reconstruction of the subduction of the Nazca Ocean plate, the remnants of which are currently found down to 1,500 kilometers, or about 900 miles, below the Earth's surface. Their results show that the formation of the Andean mountain range was more complicated than previous models suggested.

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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.

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Balotelli byter Nice mot Marseille

Den italienske anfallsprofilen Mario Balotelli är klar för Marseille. 28-åringen, som spelat i Nice under hösten, har skrivit på ett halvårskontrakt med den franska ligakonkurrenten efter att ha släppts från sitt Nicekontrakt.

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'Shooting Stars on Demand' Launch in Japan

Artificial Meteor Showers A rock blasted off from Japan on Friday, Jan. 18, carrying satellites that will deliver the first-ever artificial meteor shower. The Tokyo-based start-up ALE Co. Ltd has developed a new micro-satellite that will put on quite a show over Hiroshima early next year. Each satellite carries tiny balls with a secret chemical makeup. Once rocketed away from Earth, the satellite

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SNAPSHOT: Astronomers Spot Supermassive Black Hole From Early Universe

Astronomers spotted the brightest quasar ever discovered in the early universe, as depicted in this striking artist’s impression. And now it's offering astronomers a rare zoomed-in glimpse at how the earliest galaxies formed. Quasars are active supermassive black holes that lurk at the centers of galaxies. As they feed on nearby material, these black holes launch extremely bright jets out into the

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To boost offshore wind farms, predict sea breezes

A new way to understand sea breezes using sophisticated forecasting methods could make offshore wind farms a more predictable source of energy. The behavior of offshore sea breezes, and how the ocean influences them, were largely mysteries until now, says lead author Greg Seroka, who earned a doctorate in physical oceanography at Rutgers University and is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini

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”Plocka bomull gör man för att man är fattig”

På de stekheta bomullsfälten i Uzbekistan i Centralasien släpar bomullsplockarna på stora, tunga tygkassar. De svämmar nästan över av det vita guldet, som bomullen i Uzbekistan kallas. Men för plockarna är det ingen bra affär. Deras lön motsvarar ungefär en krona per kilo och tvångsarbete är fortfarande ett problem.

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UTSA researchers: Those with inadequate access to food likely to suffer from obesity

A recent study UTSA public policy professors Alexander Testa and Dylan Jackson assesses the link between food-related hardships and obesity. Using a national sample of adults across the United States, the researchers learned that individuals who are food insecure are at an increased risk of obesity. Study results also showed that the individuals who live in food deserts are at an elevated risk for

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Big, heavy atoms can form attractions with halogen bonds

New research shows that it’s possible to form strong, stable attractions between some of the heavier elements in the periodic table. The recent article in Nature Communications provides the first experimental and theoretical proof that heavy, large atoms of an increasingly metallic nature—such as arsenic or even antimony—can create new materials called cocrystals by using halogen bonds. Because h

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From 'Minding the Gap' to 'Hale County,' We're in a New Age of Documentaries

This year's nominees push the form to its limits or apply a new frame entirely, heralding a golden age for such works.

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Powerful whole-species gene editing tool fails first tests in mice

A gene drive for mice could be very useful for studying diseases, but does not work nearly well enough to work as a tool for eliminating invasive rodents

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All you want to know about fatbergs but are too disgusted to ask

Huge lumps of fat and waste keep appearing in sewers, particularly in the UK – are they really on the rise, or are we just paying more attention?

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To feed 11 billion people, we must share crop seeds as a common good

Patent-free seeds can diversify our food supply and fight climate change, say Johannes Kotschi and Bernd Horneburg

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Algorithm that can see around corners could help autonomous cars

An algorithm can reconstruct images that are hidden behind a wall. It may help autonomous cars spot hazards before they come into view

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Svenska företag i topp inom hållbar bomull

Bomullsindustrin växer kraftigt samtidigt som kraven på hållbarhet inom textilsektorn ökar. Flera listor visar att svenska företag som Ikea och H&M är framstående inom användningen av hållbar bomull.

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Norge krossade Ungern – detta gäller för att Sverige ska gå vidare

Norge krossade Ungern med 35-26 i sin sista match i mellanrundan i VM. Det innebär att Sverige måste vinna över Danmark senare i kväll med tre mål för att gå till en VM-semifinal.

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Scientists find a way to create a renewable supply of cancer-fighting T cells

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'Silent slip' along fault line serves as prelude to big earthquakes, research suggests

Big earthquakes appear to follow a brief episode of 'shallow mantle creep' and 'seismic swarms,' suggests new research that offers an explanation for the foreshocks observed prior to large temblors.

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Properties of 'wonder material' graphene change in humid conditions

Graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions, according to researchers. Their study shows that in bi-layer graphene, which is two sheets of one atom thick carbon stacked together, water seeps between the layers in a humid environment.

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New Research: Climate Change Causes Migration and Conflict

Out of Options If worldwide famine and mass extinction weren’t reasons enough to act on global climate change, a couple new reasons to save the planet just popped up. In ecology, animals faced with a critical change or the destruction of their habitat have three options: adapt, migrate, or starve. Now, as climate change has started to ravage some areas of the world through decreased rainfall, uni

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In surprising reversal, scientists find a cellular process that stops cancer before it starts

Salk Institute scientists studying the relationship of telomeres to cancer made a surprising discovery: a cellular recycling process called autophagy — generally thought of as a survival mechanism — actually promotes the death of cells, thereby preventing cancer initiation.

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Study sheds light on brain cell changes in people with MS

Fresh insights into the types of cells found in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis could help develop improved therapies, research has found. The study from experts at the University of Edinburgh and the Karolinska Institute focused on cells in the brain that help to repair damage to nerve cells caused by the disease.

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Scientists reconstruct ancient lost plates under Andes mountains

In a paper published in the journal Nature, geologists from the University of Houston demonstrate the reconstruction of the subduction of the Nazca Ocean plate, the remnants of which are currently found down to 1,500 kilometers, or about 900 miles, below the Earth's surface. Their results show that the formation of the Andean mountain range was more complicated than previous models suggested.

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Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients

A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings underline the importance of treating MS at an early stage of the disease progression, when the affected cells can repair the damage as they are not replaced by new ones. The results are published in the journal Nature by researchers from Karolinska In

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Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

A Columbia Engineering study confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. While it's known that extreme weather events can affect the year-to-year variability in carbon uptake, and some researchers have suggested that there may be longer-term effects, this study is the first to actually quantify the effects through the 21st century and demonstrates that wetter-than-normal years do not compensate

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Small metabolites have big effects on the intestinal immune response

Normal gut bacteria are instrumental in inducing an immune response in the presence of invading pathogens. However, exactly how commensal bacteria cause CX3CR1+ macrophages in the intestine to protrude their tentacle-like dendrites to capture antigens, triggering the immune response, was unclear. Now, an Osaka University-led research team has shown that common bacterial metabolites pyruvate and la

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UC San Diego researchers first to use CRISPR/Cas9 to control genetic inheritance in mice

Using active genetics technology, biologists at UC San Diego have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal. The achievement in mice lays the groundwork for further advances based on this technology, including biomedical research on human disease. Future animal models may be possible of complex human genetic diseases, like arthritis and cance

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Gene-edited disease monkeys cloned in China

National Science Review, a leading journal from China that reports on significant advances in natural sciences, publishes on-line two research articles in tandem on the generation of macaque monkeys with phenotypes of circadian disorders by gene-editing of monkey embryos, and the generation a group of cloned monkeys using somatic cells from one of the gene-edited monkeys, showing that macaque monk

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Birth of massive black holes in the early universe revealed

The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe. Incredibly, the light from the most distant black holes (or quasars) has been traveling to us for more than 13 billion light years. However, we do not know how these monster black holes formed.

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A CRISPR gene drive for mice is one step closer to reality

Researchers have made progress toward creating a gene drive for mice in the lab. Such genetic cut-and-paste machines have yet to be made for mammals.

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Kan man bli förkyld av att frysa? Emma Frans reder ut

”Klä på dig, du kommer bli sjuk!” Det där har vi nog alla sagt – eller fått höra. Men stämmer det verkligen att man kan bli förkyld av att frysa? Det här har undersökts, bland annat genom att droppa förkylningsvirus i näsorna på försökspersoner som sedan fick frysa eller stanna i värmen. Forskaren Emma Frans förklarar vad studierna visat.

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Program allows ordinary digital camera to see round corners

Scientists say computational periscopy program works out hidden scene in under a minute Science may never tell us what lies round the next corner, but researchers have come up with the nearest thing: a computer program that turns a normal digital camera into a periscope. In a demonstration of “computational periscopy” a US team at Boston University showed they could see details of objects hidden

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Scientists rewrite mice DNA so genes can be spread through species

Controversial procedure has huge potential to combat diseases such as malaria A controversial procedure that can spread particular genes through an entire wild species has been demonstrated in mammals for the first time. Researchers in the US showed that a “gene drive” could rewrite the genetic makeup of mice so that the rodents carried DNA that had been designed by the scientists. Continue readi

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How to See Around Corners with a Digital Camera

How to See Around Corners with a Digital Camera Scientists use ordinary equipment to reveal a hidden picture based on its shadow. Corner_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Tong Creative via Shutterstock Technology Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 13:00 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) – Shadows are everywhere. Some may look like formless blobs, but researchers are now showing that even indistinct

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

A major study 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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Diet low in added sugars significantly improves fatty liver disease in children

A randomized clinical study of adolescent boys with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) found that a diet low in free sugars (those sugars added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in significant improvement in NAFLD compared to a usual diet.

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Den föränderliga konstmaskinen Ernst Billgren

Målaren Ernst Billgren är tillbaka med dystopiska dagdrömmar blandat med rävar, ekorrar och änder. Ingen nyckelutställning men fartfyllt och underhållande, tycker Sebastian Johans.

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Vackert och tänkvärt på Stockholms gallerier

Stockholms gallerier har öppnat vårsäsongen. Sebastian Johan och Birgitta Rubin gör fyra nedslag bland mentala rum och tidstypiska mätningar.

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US scientists overturn genetic inheritance rules in lab mice

Team uses new gene drive technology that could revolutionise biology research

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Scientists Reconstruct an Object by Photographing Its Shadow

Taking a page from film noir spycraft, a team of researchers found a way to photograph an object while pointing a camera in the opposite direction.

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Birth of massive black holes in the early universe revealed

The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe. Incredibly, the light from the most distant black holes (or quasars) has been traveling to us for more than 13 billion light years. However, we do not know how these monster black holes formed.

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Researchers first to use CRISPR/Cas9 to control genetic inheritance in mice

Biologists at the University of California San Diego have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal.

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Scientists reconstruct ancient lost plates under Andes mountains

The Andes Mountains are the longest continuous mountain range in the world, stretching about 7,000 kilometers, or 4,300 miles, along the western coast of South America.

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Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think: study

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by an estimated 3.4 percent in the U.S. alone. This trend is making scientists, government officials, and industry leaders more anxious than ever about the future of our planet. As United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said at the opening of the 24th annual U.N. climate conference on December 3, "We are in deep trouble with

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Where Amazon Returns Go to Be Resold by Hustlers

With a couple hundred dollars and a few minutes, you could go to a liquidation website right now and buy a pallet full of stuff that people have returned to Amazon. It will have, perhaps, been lightly sorted by product category—home decor, outdoor, apparel—but this is mostly aspirational. For example, in one pallet labeled “home decor ,” available for sale on liquidation.com, you could find hikin

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In 1995, the U.S. Declared a State of Emergency. It Never Ended.

Terrorism haunts the Middle East, targeting Americans as well as their allies, with civilians bearing most of the pain. A major bombing in the region threatens to derail a top administration priority. The U.S. president declares a state of emergency. It’s 1995. President Bill Clinton declared terrorism a national emergency precisely 24 years ago, as a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings in Israe

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How Ariana Grande Fell Off the Cultural-Appropriation Tightrope

Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” lets you know, in its very first verse, that it’s copying. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s and bottles of bubbles / Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble,” she sings in place of the “Raindrops on roses / and whiskers on kittens” made famous by Rodgers and Hammerstein , who are listed among the 10 songwriters for the pop star’s latest single. But this is not an Austrian

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Ordinary cameras can now photograph out-of-sight objects

Thanks to a new photo-analyzing computer program, a photographer’s line of sight no longer has to be a straight shot.

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Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)

Conservationists and bioethicists often regard the packages of engineered DNA called “gene drives” with a mixture of wonder, excitement and dread. Gene drives violate the normal rules of inheritance by making sure they get passed down to all of their host organism’s offspring, not just to half of them; they therefore have the unnerving potential to rapidly and irrevocably alter a population. Much

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Celler reparerar nervskador hos MS-sjuka

Det är viktigt att tidigt sätta in behandling vid sjukdomen multipel skleros, MS. Det visar ny forskning som letts av den svenske stamcellsforskaren Jonas Frisén.

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Spying around corners just got easier

It’s simply a matter of making a wall act like a mirror. Natalie Parletta reports.

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Tracking tumour evolution in glioma through liquid biopsies of cerebrospinal fluid

Tracking tumour evolution in glioma through liquid biopsies of cerebrospinal fluid Tracking tumour evolution in glioma through liquid biopsies of cerebrospinal fluid, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0882-3 Identification and sequencing of circulating tumour DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with glioma.

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Autophagic cell death restricts chromosomal instability during replicative crisis

Autophagic cell death restricts chromosomal instability during replicative crisis Autophagic cell death restricts chromosomal instability during replicative crisis, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0885-0 Cell death during replicative crisis involves autophagy induced by telomere dysfunction.

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A gut punch fights cancer and infection

A gut punch fights cancer and infection A gut punch fights cancer and infection, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00133-w Microorganisms in the human gut can affect immune-system cells. Gut bacterial strains have been discovered that boost immune cells that have cell-killing capacity and that can target cancer and protect against infection.

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Large influence of soil moisture on long-term terrestrial carbon uptake

Large influence of soil moisture on long-term terrestrial carbon uptake Large influence of soil moisture on long-term terrestrial carbon uptake, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0848-x Earth system models suggest that soil-moisture variability and trends will induce large carbon releases throughout the twenty-first century.

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Computational periscopy with an ordinary digital camera

Computational periscopy with an ordinary digital camera Computational periscopy with an ordinary digital camera, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0868-6 A faint penumbra in a photograph of a diffuse surface enables recovery of the position of the object creating the penumbra and an image of the scene behind it.

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Formation of massive black holes in rapidly growing pre-galactic gas clouds

Formation of massive black holes in rapidly growing pre-galactic gas clouds Formation of massive black holes in rapidly growing pre-galactic gas clouds, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0873-4 Simulations of early galaxy formation suggest that the dynamics of structure formation, rather than the Lyman–Werner flux, drives the formation of massive black holes in the early U

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On the road to a gene drive in mammals

On the road to a gene drive in mammals On the road to a gene drive in mammals, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00185-y A method for making a version of a gene more likely to be inherited than normal, generating what is called a gene drive, might be used to control insect populations. It has now been reported to work in mammals, too.

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A defined commensal consortium elicits CD8 T cells and anti-cancer immunity

A defined commensal consortium elicits CD8 T cells and anti-cancer immunity A defined commensal consortium elicits CD8 T cells and anti-cancer immunity, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0878-z A consortium of 11 bacterial strains from the healthy human gut microbiota can strongly induce interferon-γ-producing CD8 T cells in the intestine, and enhance both resistance to ba

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Rubisco condensate formation by CcmM in β-carboxysome biogenesis

Rubisco condensate formation by CcmM in β-carboxysome biogenesis Rubisco condensate formation by CcmM in β-carboxysome biogenesis, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0880-5 The structure of a Rubisco–CcmM complex sheds light on the formation of carboxysomes in cyanobacteria.

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Southward propagation of Nazca subduction along the Andes

Southward propagation of Nazca subduction along the Andes Southward propagation of Nazca subduction along the Andes, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0860-1 The current phase of subduction of the Nazca slab was established in the Peruvian Andes after a plate reorganization around 80 million years ago and then propagated progressively southwards.

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Altered human oligodendrocyte heterogeneity in multiple sclerosis

Altered human oligodendrocyte heterogeneity in multiple sclerosis Altered human oligodendrocyte heterogeneity in multiple sclerosis, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0903-2 XXX

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How an activation signal is transmitted through an excitatory receptor

How an activation signal is transmitted through an excitatory receptor How an activation signal is transmitted through an excitatory receptor, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07885-x Glutamate receptors facilitate the transmission of excitatory signals in the brain. A series of structures reveals how the shape of one such receptor alters on activation, providing insight

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Shadows used to peer around corners

Shadows used to peer around corners Shadows used to peer around corners, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00174-1 The perception range of an ordinary camera can be extended by analysing information contained in shadows. This finding could have technological implications for robotic, automotive and medical sensing.

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Podcast: Economic downturns and black holes

Podcast: Economic downturns and black holes Podcast: Economic downturns and black holes, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00266-y Join Benjamin Thompson and Shamini Bundell for the latest from the world of science.

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Structural insights into the activation of metabotropic glutamate receptors

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Contrasting processes drive ophiuroid phylodiversity across shallow and deep seafloors

Contrasting processes drive ophiuroid phylodiversity across shallow and deep seafloors Contrasting processes drive ophiuroid phylodiversity across shallow and deep seafloors, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0886-z Our knowledge of the distribution and evolution of deep-sea life is limited, impeding our ability to identify priority areas for conservation.

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Dynamics of oligodendrocyte generation in multiple sclerosis

Dynamics of oligodendrocyte generation in multiple sclerosis Dynamics of oligodendrocyte generation in multiple sclerosis, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0842-3 There are no new oligodendrocytes in potentially remyelinated multiple sclerosis shadow plaques, although oligodendrocyte generation is increased in the normal appearing white matter of patients with aggressive

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Lost tectonic history recovered from Earth’s deep mantle

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GPR31-dependent dendrite protrusion of intestinal CX3CR1 + cells by bacterial metabolites GPR31-dependent dendrite protrusion of intestinal CX3CR1 + cells by bacterial metabolites, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0884-1 In the mouse intestine, pyruvate and lactate produced from bacterial metabolites enhance immune responses through inducing dendrite protrusion, mediated

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Super-Mendelian inheritance mediated by CRISPR–Cas9 in the female mouse germline

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Researchers first to use CRISPR/Cas9 to control genetic inheritance in mice

Biologists at the University of California San Diego have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal.

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Microsoft's Bing search engine was inaccessible in China on Thursday, with social media users fearing it could be the latest foreign website to be blocked by censors.

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More than ruffled feathers: Mockingbirds show heightened aggression after lead exposure

Mockingbirds exposed to sub-lethal levels of lead in urban areas display significantly heightened aggression, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Tulane University. The team said their findings highlight the possibility that sub-lethal lead exposure may be common among other wildlife living in urban areas and more work is needed to better understand its full effects. Their study wa

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Hovet gapade tomt när Djurgården föll i matinématch

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More than ruffled feathers: Mockingbirds show heightened aggression after lead exposure

Mockingbirds exposed to sub-lethal levels of lead in urban areas display significantly heightened aggression, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Tulane University. The team said their findings highlight the possibility that sub-lethal lead exposure may be common among other wildlife living in urban areas and more work is needed to better understand its full effects. Their study wa

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First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals

Researchers use a CRISPR-Cas9 strategy to expand a desired trait from 50 percent of mouse pups to about 72 percent.

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Boeing’s Flying Car Just Completed Its First Test Flight

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Xiaomi Teases Flexible Smartphone That Folds Like a Birthday Card

Weird Flex It’s official: Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has confirmed that it’s working on a flexible smartphone. In a short clip posted to Chinese social media site Weibo today, Xiaomoi co-founder Lin Bin showed off an engineering sample of a smartphone with an astonishing display. The clip shows Lin folding the screen backwards on both sides, like a triptych or a birthday card. Mass Effect L

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

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Study finds correlation between eviction rates in the US and high number of STIs

A study by researchers from Yale University and American University outlines a correlation between America's eviction crisis and the high rate of sexually transmitted infections in the United States.

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Laser physics: A new home for optical solitons

Physicists based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have generated dissipative solitons in passive, free-space resonators.

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When species compete, physical structures and ecological relationships matter

When competing for limited resources, structures in an environment can be the difference between species coexisting or one species eliminating another. Relationships between species are important, too. Scientists have suspected that there is a deep relationship between biodiversity and physical structure, but nailing down that relationship has been elusive.

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The best games and puzzles to get you through this cold January

Gadgets A monthly guide to distracting yourself in 2019. Introducing your monthly guide to distracting yourself in 2019. Here, the best games, puzzles, and entertainment I discovered—and re-discovered—in January.

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How Tim Cook’s Data Broker Registry Might Actually Work

The Apple CEO wants to bring data brokers out of the shadows. Don't expect them to go quietly.

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Four Climate-Influenced Disasters Cost the U.S. $53 Billion in 2018

Two wildfires and two hurricanes were among the costliest disasters worldwide — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Neanderthal Ancestry in Europeans Unchanged for Last 45,000 Years

The findings of a new study contradict previous results from some of the same scientists that suggested Neanderthal DNA was gradually removed from modern human genomes.

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Forest soils need many decades to recover from fires and logging

Researchers have found that forest soils need several decades to recover from bushfires and logging — much longer than previously thought.

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Feeling groovy: Neurons integrate better with muscle grown on grooved platforms

Growing muscle tissue on grooved platforms helps neurons more effectively integrate with the muscle, a requirement for engineering muscle in the lab that responds and functions like muscle in the body, researchers found in a new study. Such engineered muscle with integrated nerves has applications in reconstructive and rehabilitative medicine, as well as for engineered biological machines or robot

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Flu vaccination keeps COPD patients out of the hospital

A new study published in the January issue of CHEST® establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they develop the flu and demonstrates the beneficial effects of influenza vaccination. The report also reveals gaps in care that need to be addressed, including less-than-universal influenza vaccina

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More than ruffled feathers: Mockingbirds show heightened aggression after lead exposure

Mockingbirds exposed to sub-lethal levels of lead in urban areas display significantly heightened aggression, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Tulane University. The team said their findings highlight the possibility that sub-lethal lead exposure may be common among other wildlife living in urban areas and more work is needed to better understand its full effects. Their study wa

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New tumor test could guide personalized treatment for children with cancer

Scientists at the University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital are the first in Canada to use a new test for pediatric tumor analysis that may one day guide personalized treatments for children with cancer.

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DeNovix Launches CellDrop™ : Cell Counting without Slides

DeNovix Inc. announces the launch of the CellDrop Automated Cell Counter. CellDrop is the first instrument to incorporate DeNovix’ patent-pending DirectPipette™ Technology, removing the need for expensive, environmentally damaging plastic slides.

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Hulu will make its basic plan cheaper as Netflix gets pricier

The company is positioning itself for a year of fiercer competition.

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A reptile platypus from the early Triassic

No animal alive today looks quite like a duckbilled platypus, but about 250 million years ago something very similar swam the shallow seas in what is now China, finding prey by touch with a cartilaginous bill. The newly discovered marine reptile Eretmorhipis carrolldongi from the lower Triassic period is described in the journal Scientific Reports Jan. 24.

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Rocking motion improves sleep and memory, studies in mice and people show

Two new studies, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, add to evidence for the broad benefits of a rocking motion during sleep. In fact, the studies in people show that rocking not only leads to better sleep, but it also boosts memory consolidation during sleep.

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Mice, like people, like to be rocked to sleep

Research sheds light on mechanism behind deep, long sleep

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It is not the job of presidents to know the specifics of space exploration and its mind-bending physics, or to contemplate deeply the timescales and technology required for a high-stakes mission to another planet. But usually they have some sense of what’s remotely possible, and of what they’ve asked their space agency to do. In the spring of 2017, President Trump signed a significant piece of le

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Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer's brain damage

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Slim people have DNA that helps them stay thin no matter what they eat

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