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Trump’s Inner Circle Keeps Violating the Stringer Bell Rule

If Donald Trump’s advisers had only watched The Wire , many of the president’s aides and associates might have saved themselves a great deal of legal trouble. A scene from the HBO crime drama shows a character named Stringer Bell trying to broker peace between rival drug dealers, and trying to get them to abide by Robert’s Rules of Order . When the meeting adjourns, Bell walks up to a subordinate

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Skulle fremme grønne biler: Ny lov giver 50-150 ekstra elbiler i 2019

Det forhøjede bundfradrag og den udskudte stigning i registreringsafgiften vil hver især betyde et mersalg på 50 elbiler i 2019, viser tal fra Skatteministeriet.

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Et af verdens ældste pindsvin fundet på Fyn

Pindsvin lever normalt kun 1-2 år i naturen, men det fynske eksemplar blev hele 11 år. Forskere har undersøgt alderen ved at kigge på dyrets kæbeknogler.

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Stem cells help mice to develop super-sensitive sniffers

Stem cells help mice to develop super-sensitive sniffers Stem cells help mice to develop super-sensitive sniffers, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00249-z Rodents can discriminate between extremely similar odours after proliferation of stem cells in the brain.

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Donald Trump kan komma med nytt förslag som skulle öppna statsapparaten

Ett nytt förslag för att lösa knutarna och åter öppna statsapparaten kan vara på väg klockan 19.30 i kväll. Då talar Donald Trump utanför Vita huset. Några veckor med lön och jobb i utbyte mot fortsatta diskussioner om muren. Det är vad flera nyhetsmedier säger att presidenten kommer att föreslå.

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Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors

U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images)

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Do microbes control the formation of giant copper deposits?

One of the major issues when studying ore deposits formed in surficial or near-surface environments is the relationship between ore-forming processes and bacteria. At a first glance, these environments appear to be a preferred place for the growth of microbial ecosystems because they potentially have large amounts of nutrients. However, studies have been restricted because of the low likelihood of

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A powerful catalyst for electrolysis of water that could help harness renewable energy

An international collaboration of Scientists at Dongguk University developed a novel nickel-based hydroxide compound that can be used as a powerful catalyst for the electrolysis of water. This material could also be useful for developing renewable energy sources.

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Could Past Global Climate Have Been Changed by an Eruption … in Scotland?

We don't tend to think of the British Isles as a land of volcanoes. However, over geologic timescales, things can be very different. ~50-60 million years ago, the North Atlantic Ocean was opening and the area around the modern North Sea was rife with volcanic activity. Much of these eruptions were lava flows, producing flood basalt provinces similar to the Columbia River Basalt — but now mainly u

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Dispatch: a visit to Japan from Europe

Dispatch: a visit to Japan from Europe Dispatch: a visit to Japan from Europe, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07869-x PhD student Magdalena Śmiech describes her experience of switching continents and cultures.

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DeepMind Beats Pros at StarCraft in Another Triumph for BotsDeepMind AlphaStar

The group behind the software program that conquered the board game Go beat a world champion at real-time-strategy videogame StarCraft II.

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Nya kulturministern togs emot av applåder på Göteborgs filmfestival

På invigningen av Göteborgs filmfestival på fredagskvällen presenterade sig kulturministern Amanda Lind för Filmsverige. I sitt invigningstal betonade hon kulturens oberoende.

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Static electricity could charge our electronics

Static electricity is one of the most common, yet poorly understand, forms of power generation. A new study suggests the cause of this hair-raising phenomenon is tiny structural changes that occur at the surface of materials when they come into contact with each other. The finding could someday help technology companies create more sustainable and longer-lasting power sources for small electronic

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New anti-influenza drugs

Researchers have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body.

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New research will improve diagnosis of antenatal anxiety

A landmark study will help health professionals improve the identification of severe and problematic anxiety in pregnant women.

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Smoking cessation strategies targeting stress reduction may be more successful in women

Women are 31 percent less likely to quit smoking successfully, in part because nicotine replacement therapy is more effective in male smokers. Female smokers experienced more stress and craving than men after viewing cellphone-delivered stress-inducing images, report researchers. Although all smokers making a cessation attempt would likely benefit from interventions to reduce stress, these finding

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Retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells

Biologists have developed a way to create more-mature models that better mimic the environment in the human retina by creating cells that can be further used to study disease such as glaucoma.

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I'm Matthew Rozsa from Salon and I'm here to discuss the politics of global warming. Last month I wrote an article which posited, "Can corporations that spread climate change denialism be held liable?" Feel free to ask me anything!

I am Matthew Rozsa, a Breaking News Writer for Salon. I also write political analysis, personal essays, movie reviews and articles about science, social issues and more. My work can be found at my Salon page or my website . Today I am going to discuss an article I wrote in December that did very well on Reddit in which I identified a paradox in the concept of freedom — namely, how the right to cl

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Fable moves away from VR and towards AI-powered 'virtual beings'

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Viktors val: Därför misslyckades Ulf Kristersson

Hur kunde Ulf Kristersson egentligen misslyckas? Svaret kan vara enklare än vad det låter som i debatten.

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Ljumt mottagande av förslaget om oregistrerade kontantkort

Stefan Löfven aktualiserade vallöftet om förbud mot oregistrerade kontantkort under regeringsförklaringen. Åklagarmyndigheten välkomnar förslaget, men suktar efter en annan hetare lagändring. – Datalagring är viktigare att ta tag i än att kräva legitimation när man köper kontantkort, säger Thomas Bälter Nordenman, kammaråklagare i Uppsala.

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Sportälskare blir ny kung i Malaysia

Efter den tidigare kungens chockavgång har Malaysia nu utsett en ny monark. Den sportälskande sultanen Abdullah efterträder Muhammed V som oväntat abdikerade sedan han gift sig med en rysk skönhetsdrottning.

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Spooky Algorithm Sees Around Corners by Analyzing Shadows

Peekaboo Surveillance cameras may soon be able to peer around corners, reconstructing images of things out of their direct line of sight. With the help of an algorithmic trick, cameras can spot the light given off by a hidden object as it bounces off a wall and construct a shockingly-accurate depiction of it, according to research published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. Goyal lab at Boston

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YouTube is changing its algorithms to stop recommending conspiracies

YouTube is retooling a core feature that recommends videos to users in effort to curb the company's role in promoting misleading content.

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Better Breathing Device

Better Breathing Device A tiny device has potential to have a big impact on millions suffering breathing problems. Better Breathing Device Video of Better Breathing Device Human Friday, January 25, 2019 – 12:30 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) — Your nose is a vital piece of your anatomy, yet most of us ignore it until we get hit with a cold, and then it’s our own worst enemy

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Två anhållna för Umeåmordet

Två män har gripits och anhållits misstänkta för mord och mordförsök i Umeå i onsdags. Inga ytterligare uppgifter kommer att lämnas i ärendet, skriver polisen på hemsidan.

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Swag Renewed for 2019-2020 Thanks to Susi!

Swag has become a hallmark of Eyewire competitions ever since KT first started sponsoring it in 2015. While I was on a trip in Switzerland in 2017, Eyewirer @susi hosted an Eyewirer meetup and dinner at her house, during which she generously offered to step in to continue swag with a gift to the lab. I’m pleased to thank Susi again for her continued support of Eyewire swag with another gift that

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Extrema väderkontraster i världen i helgen

Samtidigt som delar av Australien upplever en intensiv värmebölja med rekordvarma nätter varnar amerikanska vädertjänster för ett massivt utbrott av arktisk kyla, och ett oväder i Medelhavet ger delar av Balkan en halvmeter nysnö och höga vågor.

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"Vi stöttar så gott det går"

ULRICEHAMN. Ebba Andersson delade rum med Stina Nilsson i samband med världscuptävlingarna i Otepää där Stina Nilsson skadade låret. – Jag har haft kontakt med Stina under veckan, det är fruktansvärt tråkigt att hon kan missa VM, säger Ebba Andersson.

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Charlotte Kalla är redo för världscupen

ULRICEHAMN. Det var chockartade tv-bilder när Charlotte Kalla drabbades av hjärtflimmer i världscupspremiären i Ruka i november 2016. Det tog tid innan hon hittade tillbaka igen. – Det var här i Ulricehamn det lossande, minns Kalla inför helgens tävlingar på Lassalyckan.

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Ryggbesvär stoppar inte Thorn "Det finns de som har det värre"

ULRICEHAMN. Han är det stora svenska hoppet och låter lika kärv som Thomas Wassberg gjorde en gång i tiden. – Det finns de som har det värre, säger Viktor Thorn om de besvär han dras med i ryggen.

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Putting understudied terrorists under a microscope

According to new research, the terrorist attacks we don't see on the news — cyberattacks by far-left extremists — are causing more widespread destruction than we know.

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”Lasermannen” tillbaka i svenskt fängelse

John Ausonius, även känd som lasermannen, är tillbaka i svenskt fängelse efter att ha dömts för mord i Tyskland.

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Irlands premiärminister: Hård Brexit kan innebära soldater vid gränsen

Irland kan komma att postera ut soldater vid gränsen om en bra Brexit-lösning inte hittas. Det säger landets premiärminister Leo Varadkar i en intervju med Bloomberg.

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Static electricity mystery paves way for better battery life

New research about the causes of static electricity could ultimately help create more sustainable and longer-lasting power sources for small electronic devices, according to a new study. The findings point to tiny structural changes that occur at the surface of materials when they come into contact with each other. “Nearly everyone has zapped their finger on a doorknob or seen child’s hair stick

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Trendbrott i julhandeln – backar trots högkonjunktur

För första gången på nästan 30 år backar julhandeln under högkonjunktur. Svenskarna väljer att lägga pengar på annat än prylar, enligt Johan Davidson, chefsekonom på Svensk Handel.

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China clones gene-edited monkeys – Xinhua

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America’s Air-Travel System Reaches Its Breaking Point

Back on January 7, when the government shutdown was a little over two weeks old, I wrote about its predictable effects on the nation’s commercial air-transport system. For a little while, things would seem to work more or less as normal, as slack in the system got used up. Then with staffing systems and individual employees under increasing stress from lack of pay, the system would try to protect

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L.A.’s Teachers Got What They Wanted—For Their Students

Teachers across Los Angeles fought hard and, after just over a week of striking, got more or less what they had hoped for: more librarians and nurses for their schools, smaller class sizes, and nicer campuses. Not on that list? Higher pay—the teachers had already successfully negotiated a 6 percent raise before the strike. This is the most significant part of the L.A. teachers’ strike story, and

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Halva hälsenan kapades – nu ska han spela VM

Hammarbybacken David Pizzoni Elfving har inte spelat match sedan en motståndares skridskoskena skar in i hälen under matchen mot Villa Lidköping den 4 december. Under lördagen ställs han mot regerande världsmästarna Ryssland i bandy-VM-premiären i Vänersborg. – Halva hälsenan var av, men nu känns det bra igen, säger han.

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Listeria in the feed: A dangerous hygiene problem in fattening pigs

In a recent study, researchers have investigated an episode of fatal listeriosis in fattening pigs with a mortality rate of nearly 10 percent. The research team traced the source of infection to the fed silage. Following simple guidelines during the ensilaging process can minimize this risk — with benefits for food safety and public health.

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Antarctic Weddell expedition targets Shackleton's lost ship

The coming days will see an attempt to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance ship.

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Children's climate rallies gain momentum in Europe

Thousands skip school in Berlin and some other European cities to urge action on global warming.

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LSTM and Imperial College Researchers design new anti-influenza drugs

Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body.

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2018 Was the 4th Warmest Year on Record, Berkeley Group Announces

The official federal announcement of global temperatures has been delayed by the U.S. government shutdown — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Apple Is Working on Tech That’d Let Your iPhone Detect Poison

Breathe Easy Apple devices can already count your steps and monitor your heart rate. But in the future, they could help you stay healthy in another way: by making sure you don’t inhale poison. On Thursday, Patently Apple reported that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent application for a miniature sensor that would give its iPhones, Apple Watches , and MacBooks the abil

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The 'Oumuamua Legacy

Whatever it was, an interstellar object may have done some good — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How lagging swimmers can use physics to get ahead

How lagging swimmers can use physics to get ahead How lagging swimmers can use physics to get ahead, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00279-7 Racers can take advantage of a competitor ahead of them to save energy.

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New therapy turns cancer cells into fat to stop it from spreading

In 2018, an estimated 627,000 women died from breast cancer worldwide. Researchers recently discovered a drug combination that turned cancer cells into fat cells, preventing its proliferation. The drug therapy could be used to halt metastasis, the leading cause of death from cancer. It may be a family member, a friend, a coworker, or even yourself, but chances are breast cancer will invade your l

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Hus sveptes med när damm brast i Brasilien

Flera hus har svepts med när en damm brast i Brasilien på fredagseftermiddagen svensk tid. Det är ännu oklart om några människor skadats eller omkommit.

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FN kräver utredning om säkerhetsstyrkornas våld

Mer än 350 personer har gripits under protesterna mot president Nicolas Maduro de senaste dagarna. Nu kräver FN en oberoende utredning av våldet som använts av Venezuelas säkerhetsstyrkor. Samtidigt förbereder sig FN för en situation när antalet flyktingar från Venezuela kan öka kraftig.

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Trump’s ‘Down Payment’ Trick

As the government shutdown meanders on with no clear end in sight, President Donald Trump’s proposals for ending the stalemate have been maddeningly imprecise. He says he wants Congress to earmark $5.7 billion for a wall on the border with Mexico, but the “wall” might just be barriers made of steel slats , and those barriers might just be in “ high-priority locations .” (I wrote last month that t

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It Was All in Plain Sight

Make no mistake: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Roger Stone, released early Friday morning, is a big deal. It’s just that it would be a bigger deal if the Trump campaign hadn’t so brazenly conducted its dubious dealings for all the public to see in real time. The indictment, coinciding with Stone’s early-morning arrest in Florida and a raid of his New York apartment, lays out how

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New therapeutic target for graft-vs-host disease could make bone marrow transplant safer

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of bone marrow transplant, a potentially curative treatment for patients with blood-borne cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. Inhibiting Sirt-1 in a mouse model helped control GVHD without making tumor relapse more likely, report researchers. The inhibitor has already been proven safe in humans but would need further testing in patients w

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Giving children the skills they need to tackle life's toughest challenges

Mental health is not just an adult issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the United States. More detailed analyses of the data only paint a bleaker picture for some minority populations.

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Steriods: Causes of cortisone-induced side effects

Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers have now pinpointed a mechanism that leads to so-called steroid diabetes. Their findings have been published in Nature Communications.

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Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater

Microplastics contaminate the world's surface waters, yet scientists have only just begun to explore their presence in groundwater systems. A new study is the first to report microplastics in fractured limestone aquifers — a groundwater source that accounts for 25 percent of the global drinking water supply.

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Rapidly receding glaciers on Baffin Island reveal long-covered Arctic landscapes

Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven't been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years.

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Static electricity could charge our electronics

Static electricity is one of the most common, yet poorly understand, forms of power generation. A new study suggests the cause of this hair-raising phenomenon is tiny structural changes that occur at the surface of materials when they come into contact with each other. The finding could someday help technology companies create more sustainable and longer-lasting power sources for small electronic

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Nintendo throws out Metroid Prime 4 work, restarts with Retro Studios

Move means an even longer wait for the anticipated Switch exclusive.

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Åklagaren: Motivet har med hedersnormer att göra

På fredagen inleddes rättegången mot den 41-årige man som åtalats för mordet på sin unga fru i Hökarängen 2016. – Det är rätt omfattande bevisning som presenteras, både teknisk bevisning och flera åberopade förhör, säger kammaråklagare Tomas Malmenby.

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People Keep Injuring Themselves on Electric Scooters, Study Finds

Data from the first official study on electric scooter injuries is in, and the results are not great.

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Estland vann bandyns B-VM

Estland gör debut i bandyns A-VM nästa år, efter att ha slagit Storbritannien i B-VM:s finalmatch. Estländarna vann med 9–3 i Vänersborg.

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Apple Lays Off 200 Workers From Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Project Titan Things are not looking good for Apple’s Project Titan, the company’s mysterious autonomous car division. Sources with knowledge of the program told CNBC that Apple dismissed “just over 200 employees this week” from the project. An unconfirmed number of them will be moved to other projects including “machine learning and other initiatives across all of Apple,” a spokesperson told CNB

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Baby gut bacteria protects against food allergies

Healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies, new research shows. The findings could impact the treatment of a disease that now affects 15 million Americans. When researchers transplanted gut microbes from healthy human infants into germ-free mice, it protected the animals from an allergic reaction when exposed to cow’s milk. Gut microbes from infants al

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How well does Tesla’s autopilot detect lane-splitting motorcycles?

Technology A Tesla owner’s experience shows there’s still a ways to go. Tesla is working to improve its Autopilot software to better detect lane-splitting motorcycles.

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SpaceX Just Test Fired the Rocket That’ll Launch Its Crew Dragon

Crew Dragon Test Fire SpaceX just completed a test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket that will hopefully launch the space company’s futuristic Crew Dragon spacecraft into space. If all goes well — SpaceX still has a number of tests planned — it could be the first time astronauts launch into space from American soil since the Space Shuttle’s last trip back in 2011. Static fire test complete—targeting Fe

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This police department's new cop car is a Tesla

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25% of jobs in the US are at 'high risk' to be automated

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Daily briefing: Maxwell’s demon and the hunt for alien life

Daily briefing: Maxwell’s demon and the hunt for alien life Daily briefing: Maxwell’s demon and the hunt for alien life, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00302-x Informational life, conservation drones and a Doomsday Clock update

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Why Do We Sleep?

There are plenty of theories, but nobody really knows for sure — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Giving children the skills they need to tackle life's toughest challenges

CHLA's Dr. Joyce Javier works to give children tools they need to tackle difficult challenges. Dr. Javier uses culturally-based tools to reach out to Filipino families and improve participation in parenting programs.

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Harvard researchers report positive trial results with artificial pancreas smartphone app

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with leading continuous glucose monitors (CGM), insulin pump devices, and decision-making algorithms.

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Genetically modified virus injection into tumor can treat metastatic melanoma

Results published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons show sustained effectiveness of disease response and favorable side effect profile.

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Harsh punishment, maltreatment in childhood associated with adult antisocial behavior

Harsh physical punishment (pushing, grabbing, shoving, slapping and hitting), maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, emotional neglect, physical neglect and exposure to intimate partner violence) and a combination of the two during childhood were all associated with antisocial behaviors in adulthood among men and women. This observational study used data on about 36,000 adult

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Birth rates in Fukushima City before, after nuclear disaster

An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. This observational study examined associations between the earthquake and power plant disaster with birth rates in Fukushima City, the capital of the prefecture.

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Examination of outpatient prescribing patterns for anxiety drugs

Benzodiazepines (tranquilizers) are a large class of drugs with lots of potential uses from treating anxiety to other conditions including insomnia, seizures and neuropathic pain. This study used nationally representative data to examine patterns in outpatient prescribing of benzodiazepines and included more than 386,000 ambulatory care visits from 2003 through 2015.

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Injuries associated with standing electric scooter use

Nearly 250 patients ended up at two Southern California emergency departments with injuries associated with standing electric scooter use and few riders were wearing helmets. This observational study used medical record review to examine injuries associated with standing electric scooter use over a one-year period; 228 patients were injured as riders and 21 as nonriders. Nearly 11 percent of rider

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Empathy needed to end Israel-Palestine violence | Letters

Israeli ambassador Mark Regev , Sebastian Monblat , Hilary and Steven Rose , Naomi Wayne , Karl Sabbagh and Laurel Farrington respond to a Guardian editorial and an article by Simon Baron-Cohen The certainty with which your editorial ( If one can kill with impunity then can one lie without consequence? , 23 January) labels the Gaza border violence “protests” is alarming, considering that they are

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Germans favor swift end to coal use as decision nears

As experts held crunch talks Friday on Germany's plans to wean itself off coal in the coming years, thousands of young people marched through the capital calling for a swift end to fossil fuel use.

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The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes to the US for $160, does entry-level phones right

A bigger US presence means carrier deals, and HMD is taking the plunge.

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Minst fyra uppges döda i olycka med turistflygplan i Alperna

Minst fyra personer uppges ha dött efter att ett turistflygplan kolliderat med en helikopter i italienska alperna.

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Kosovo academics brace for controversial ethnic land swaps

Kosovo academics brace for controversial ethnic land swaps Kosovo academics brace for controversial ethnic land swaps, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00293-9 Proposed land exchanges between Kosovo and Serbia could undermine efforts to rebuild multi-ethnic education and research.

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Working Scientist podcast: How to navigate the UK's new research funding landscape

Working Scientist podcast: How to navigate the UK's new research funding landscape Working Scientist podcast: How to navigate the UK's new research funding landscape, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00300-z An expert guide for early career researchers to UK Research and Innovation, the UK's new central funding agency.

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And the winning plumber is…!

… Green Plumber! This mysterious yet fantastic battle has come to an end, and the viridian victor stands tallest. Congratulations to both sides on a battle well fought, and enjoy your bonuses! Artwork by Daniela Gamba

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4bn-year-old 'Earth rock' found in Apollo 14 crew's moon haul

Scientists say rock must have been blasted to moon, buried then uncovered by asteroid impacts What may be one of the oldest known rocks from Earth has been found in the material that Apollo 14 astronauts brought home from the moon nearly 50 years ago. It is thought that the rock, made up of quartz, feldspar and zircon, crystallised deep beneath Earth’s surface about 4bn years ago and was catapult

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A landscape unseen in over 40,000 years

Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven't been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds.

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A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford

What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes — without feeling hurried. Author Tim Harford shares how innovators like Einstein, Darwin, Twyla Tharp and Michael Crichton found their inspiration and productivity through cross-training their minds.

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Why Do We Sleep?

There are plenty of theories, but nobody really knows for sure — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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For Science Agencies, the Government Shutdown’s Ripple Effects

The government shutdown is now closing out its fifth week, as votes on competing proposals failed to pass on Thursday. While some major agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy were ostensibly spared from going unfunded, employees say they too are feeling the hurt.

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New therapeutic target for graft-vs-host disease could make bone marrow transplant safer

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of bone marrow transplant, a potentially curative treatment for patients with blood-borne cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. Inhibiting Sirt-1 in a mouse model helped control GVHD without making tumor relapse more likely, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Blood. The inhibitor has already been proven safe i

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Oops! British Aristocrat Accidentally Bought Stolen, 7th-Century Sculptures As 'Garden Ornaments'

The 'Indiana Jones of the art world' helped find a pair of 'priceless' stolen sculptures in a British aristocrat's soggy, dirty garden.

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Hank von Hell tävlar i Norges melodifestival

Hank von Hell – som släppte albumet ”Egomania” så sent som i november – uppträder med låten ”Fake it”, vilket är hans andra medverkan i norska MGP. Bland övriga deltagare märks bland annat violinisten Ingrid Berg Mehus, som tävlar med ”Feel”. Hon är kvinnan som Alexander Rybak besjöng i låten "Fairytale", vilken tog hem hela kalaset i Eurovision 2009.

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James Bond kommer till Norge

Delar av den 25:e filmen om den brittiska agenten James Bond spelas in i Norge, skriver NRK.

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Why Do We Sleep?

There are plenty of theories, but nobody really knows for sure — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Behavioural hacks restaurants use to trick you into spending more.

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The Roger Stone Indictment: 4 Key TakeawaysRoger Stone R. Mueller

The indictment of longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone allegedly sheds new light on where the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks intersected.

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Exclusive: A Waymo One Rider’s Experiences Highlight Autonomous Rideshare’s Shortcomings

Just before Christmas, a passenger using the Waymo One ride-hailing service found himself in a self-driving car that seemed to have lost its way. The human safety driver – present just in case something goes wrong – had already taken control of the self-driving car once when it took too long to make a left turn. After the autonomous car took over again, the passenger – who we’ll refer to as “Carl

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PopPUNK advances speed of bacterial pathogen surveillance

In a study published today in Genome Research, researchers developed PopPUNK (Population Partitioning Using Nucleotide K-mers), a computational tool for analyzing tens of thousands of bacterial genomes in a single run, up to 200-fold faster than previous methods. Researchers envision PopPUNK will expedite the identification of bacterial strains as the scale of bacterial genomes being sequenced inc

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New research, January 14-20, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change communication The climate spiral demonstrates the power of sharing creative ideas (open access) Local TV news viewer reactions to weathercasters reporting the local impacts of climate change (open access) New trends in solar: A comparative study assessing the attitudes towards the adoption of rooftop PV Public opi

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SkS Analogy 17 – Lotteries, evaporation, and superstorms

Tag Line Evaporation is like a lottery. Lottery winners finance our storms. Elevator Statement Each day 10,000 people each put $100 into a million-dollar lottery where winner takes all. Because lottery winnings are taxed, the winner receives $600,000 and the government receives $400,000. This leaves the people who bought the lottery tickets poorer, one person richer, and the government more power

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Materials that open in the heat of the moment

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing nanoporous materials with a wide variety of energy, medical and environmental applications.

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Blood test spots Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms appear

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease—even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study. The findings, which appear in Nature Medicine , may one day offer a way to quickly and inexpensively identify brain damage in people with not just Alzheimer’s disease but other neurodegenerative condi

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How Alligators Survive in a Frozen Pond: They 'Snorkel'

Alligators in an icy pond in North Carolina have taken up "snorkeling" to survive the cold winter.

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'I want you to panic': 16-year-old issues climate warning at Davos – video

Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, has told world leaders: 'I don't want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day and then I want you to act.' In an impassioned warning to act now on climate change, Thunberg told her audience at Davos: 'Either we choose to go on as a civilisation or we don’t' 'Our house is on fire': Greta Thunberg,16, urges lea

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A landscape unseen in over 40,000 years

Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven't been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years.

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New research will improve diagnosis of antenatal anxiety

A landmark study by experts at the University of Stirling will help health professionals improve the identification of severe and problematic anxiety in pregnant women.

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Tobacco use in adolescence is tied to paranoia, largely due to shared genetic influences

Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life events, reports a study recently published to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).

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An integrative approach to studying lipid biology

The proteins that manage lipids in the cell are notoriously hard to study. Combining structural, biochemical, and computational studies, scientists at EPFL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have now discovered how a lipid-binding protein can access, select, and move a lipid "cargo" during the biosynthesis of the important coenzyme Q.

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Nytt nordiskt klimatsamarbete

Höjda ambitioner i klimatarbetet, färdplan för att bli koldioxidneutrala och utveckla metoder för koldioxidlagring. Det är några av delmålen i en gemensam klimatdeklaration från de fem nordiska länderna.

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Zuckerberg integrerar Whatsapp och Instagram

Facebooks vd och grundare Mark Zuckerberg planerar att integrera den underliggande tekniska infrastrukturen hos de sociala medierna Whatsapp, Instagram och Facebook Messenger, rapporterar New York Times.

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Self-driving cars, robots: Identifying AI 'blind spots'

A novel model identifies instances in which autonomous systems have 'learned' from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.

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An entire botanical garden of genomes

A new article provides genome sequencing data that triples the number of plant species with available genome data. To date, around 350 land plant genomes have been sequenced; this article provides multiple data types for 760 plant specimens (689 species). This includes images, raw sequencing data, assembled chloroplast genomes, and preliminary nuclear genome assemblies — all freely available. Eff

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How do children draw themselves? It depends who's looking

It's the archetypal child's drawing — family, pet, maybe a house and garden, and the child themselves. Yet how do children represent themselves in their drawings, and does this representation alter according to who will look at the picture?

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Lubricant for oil tankers

If ship hulls were coated with special high-tech air trapping materials, up to one percent of global CO2 emissions could be avoided. According to the study, ships could save up to 20 percent of fuel as a result of reduced drag. If antifouling effects are also considered the reduction can even be doubled.

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In life and death, Alzheimer's disease looks different among Hispanic patients

Researchers report that autopsies of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease when they were alive — and confirmed by autopsy — indicate many cognitive issues symptomatic of the condition are less noticeable in living Hispanic patients.

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Materials that open in the heat of the moment

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing nanoporous materials with a wide variety of energy, medical and environmental applications.

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The Books Briefing: Ancient Tales Make an Epic Comeback

The oldest stories known to humanity are also some of the most powerful. Over thousands of years, they’ve worked their way into the fabric of culture, with numerous retellings that reflect the values of the present or reveal the biases of the past. The scholar Martin Puchner shows how works such as The Tale of Genji , the very first novel in history, mark major technological and cultural mileston

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”Vår son är krävande – vad kan vi göra?

Psykolog: Tycker du om din son? • Så påverkar föräldrars negativa perspektiv.

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Language used on credit card websites the hardest to understand

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reveals how easy it is for consumers to understand the language used on personal finance websites.

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Twins in Space: The Impact of Space Travel on Gene Expression

Researchers have had a rare opportunity to see how conditions on the International Space Station translated to changes in gene expression by comparing identical twin astronauts : one of the twins spent close to a year in space, while the other remained on Earth. The environment of the space station induced changes in gene expression through a process called epigenetics . NASA scientists already k

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What one Navy SEAL learned by doing Hell Week 3 times

Navy SEAL Hell Week is 130 hours of brutal training with less than 4 hours of sleep. To mentally and physically persist, you need to be sure of one thing: Why you want to be there. David Goggins keeps a 'mental cookie jar' of victories to overcome stress and negative self-talk. Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds List Price: $24.99 New From: $14.99 in Stock Used From: $13.94 in Stoc

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Stora flygplatser i USA drabbas av konflikten i Washington

Flera stora flygplatser i USA tvingas nu dra ned på flygtrafiken med förseningar som följd till följd av stängningen av delar av statsapparaten.

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Electrical stimulation of brain trialled as aid to treating stutter

Technique could help speed up fluency training and make the effects more permanent People who stutter are being given electrical brain stimulation in a clinical trial aimed at improving fluency without the need for gruelling speech training. If shown to be effective, the technique – which involves passing an almost imperceptible current through the brain – could be routinely offered by speech the

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Engineers develop novel strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles for wide-ranging applications

NUS Engineers have developed a cost-effective and scalable strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles known as transition metal dichalcogenide quantum dots (TMD QDs) which can potentially generate cancer-killing properties. The team is also looking to optimise TMD QDs for applications such as the next generation TV and electronic device screens, advanced electronics components and even so

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Understanding the emergence of leukemia

Acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia is a rare type of blood cancer that affects mostly children. This blood cancer appears from the precursor cells that produce T lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells). A new study from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, conducted in mice, shows that leukemia can emerge as a consequence of prolonging the presence of precursor cells in the thymus. This work was no

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Helmholtz scientists identify the causes of cortisone-induced side effects

Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have now pinpointed a mechanism that leads to so-called steroid diabetes. Their findings have been published in Nature Communications.

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Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater, researchers report

Microplastics contaminate the world's surface waters, yet scientists have only just begun to explore their presence in groundwater systems. A new study is the first to report microplastics in fractured limestone aquifers — a groundwater source that accounts for 25 percent of the global drinking water supply.

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Scientists successfully obtain synthetic growth factor compatible to the native protein

In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers at Kanazawa University show that an artificially synthesized molecule can exhibit compatible activities to natural molecules in its biological effectiveness.

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Language used on credit card websites the hardest to understand

New research led by the University of East Anglia reveals how easy it is for consumers to understand the language used on personal finance websites.The study analyzed the text of websites for payday lenders, personal loans and credit cards in the UK and found that while payday loans sites are easier to read, all are difficult. Credit card websites are hardest to read and contain more complex termi

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Hey Siri Hands-Free Interface Tipped For AirPods 2 In iOS 12.2 Beta

Rumors have been going around that Apple has a second generation of the popular AirPods wireless headphones in the works. The so-called AirPods 2 will reportedly have health monitoring features, …

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Notoriska ficktjuvar i t-banan får fängelse

En 27-årig kvinna och en 30-årig man har dömts till fängelse i två år och tre månader samt tio års utvisning för systematiska stölder i tunnelbanan.

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Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater, researchers report

Microplastics contaminate the world's surface waters, yet scientists have only just begun to explore their presence in groundwater systems. A new study is the first to report microplastics in fractured limestone aquifers – a groundwater source that accounts for 25 percent of the global drinking water supply.

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VIDEO: Sådan virker de brandtekniske systemer i nyopført K.B. Hallen

Den karakteristiske buede tagform sendte rådgiverne på overarbejde med de brandtekniske installationer.

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Punktsensor startede falsk brandalarm under åbningskoncert i K.B. Hallen

K. B. Hallen er netop blevet genopført, denne gang med en avanceret brandalarm – det skabte dog problemer allerede under første nummer, hvor alle måtte evakueres fra hallen.

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Live cargo: How scientists pack butterflies, frogs and sea turtles for safe travels

Scientists who work with live organisms often have to move them between locations. This requires knowing what conditions creatures can tolerate well, and also can involve some unusual packing challenges. Here three researchers explain how they transport butterflies, sea turtles and endangered frogs safely between labs and the outdoors.

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Barnvagn påkörd på Östermalm – bil söks av polisen

Polisen uppger på sin hemsida att man söker efter en bil som ska ha kört på en barnvagn på Valhallavägen i centrala Stockholm. Barnet som låg i barnvagnen har förts till sjukhus för kontroll. Det finns i nuläget inga uppgifter om att någon ska ha skadats.

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Blixtsnabb Bø tog tionde segern för säsongen

Johannes Thingnes Bø fick en bom. Men vad gjorde det när han åkte så fort? Den norske skidskyttefantomen tog sin tionde seger för säsongen på världscupssprinten i Anterselva.

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Kallas lycksökerska – men gjorde största avslöjandet i Ryssland

MOSKVA. Nastja Rybka har silikonläppar och skryter om rika män hon legat med. Hon kallas lycksökerska – den mest kända i Ryssland. Hon är föraktad och utskrattad. Ändå är det hon som gjort ett av fjolårets stora ryska avslöjanden – om att oligarken Oleg Deripaska diskuterar USA-relationer med ryska ministrar.

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Live cargo: How scientists pack butterflies, frogs and sea turtles for safe travels

Scientists who work with live organisms often have to move them between locations. This requires knowing what conditions creatures can tolerate well, and also can involve some unusual packing challenges. Here three researchers explain how they transport butterflies, sea turtles and endangered frogs safely between labs and the outdoors.

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These Chickens Lay Designer Eggs for Big Pharma

Photographer Daniel Szalai uncovers the intensely regulated production of Novogen Whites, premier eggs used to test new vaccines.

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The Formidable Physics of Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

In the trailer for *Spider-Man: Far From Home*, the villain Mysterio appears to form a giant monster out of water. Let's calculate how much power that would take.

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The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

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Brain pathway linked to impulsive behaviors

Researchers have uncovered new details of a brain pathway that can cause impulsive behaviors.

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Platinum forms nano-bubbles

Platinum, a noble metal, is oxidized more quickly than expected under conditions that are technologically relevant. Devices that contain platinum, such as the catalytic converters used to reduce exhaust emissions in cars, can suffer a loss in efficacy as a result of this reaction.

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Key protein in the production of insulin discovered

The crucial hormone insulin needs help acquiring the right structure. A protein that assists in the process of insulin folding has just been discovered in a new study. They hope the new research results can be used to develop treatments for conditions such as increased level of insulin in the blood known as hyperinsulinemia.

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Why some mites are mightier than others: The evolution of lethal fighting in a spider mite

Unlike most male animals, some males of the social spider mite engage in deadly fights with rival males. Their level of aggression (low, mild or high) is related to the geographical location, and the resulting climate, of the colony in which the mites live. It appears that as the temperature rises, so do the tempers of the male spider mites.

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New insight into unique sugar transport in plants

A small research group has just elucidated the structure of a sugar transport protein that is unique to plants. The new structure can help explain how plant organs – such as pollen – develop properly, and give ideas as to why some subspecies of wheat are resistant to fungal attacks.

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Engineers develop novel strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles for wide-ranging applications

NUS Engineers have developed a cost-effective and scalable strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles known as transition metal dichalcogenide quantum dots (TMD QDs) which can potentially generate cancer-killing properties. The team is also looking to optimise TMD QDs for applications such as the next generation TV and electronic device screens, advanced electronics components and even so

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How Microrobots Will Fix Our Roads and Save Us Billions

Swarms of microrobots will scuttle along beneath our roads and pavements, finding and fixing leaky pipes and faulty cables. Thanks to their efforts, we can avoid costly road work that costs billions of dollars each year—not to mention frustrating traffic delays. That is, if a new project sponsored by the U.K. government is a success. Recent developments in the space seem to point towards a bright

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In Haiti, climate aid comes with strings attached

Perhaps no people know better than Haitians just how dangerous, destructive and destabilizing climate change can be.

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How sponges undermine coral reefs from within

Coral reefs are demolished from within, by bio-eroding sponges. Seeking refuge from predators, these sponges bore tunnels into the carbonate coral structures, thus weakening the reefs. Scientists from the Royal NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research have uncovered how the sponges hollow out and take over reef skeletons. This finding, published in Scientific Reports on Jan. 24, helps to explai

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Inequality promotes deforestation in Latin America

Agricultural expansion is the main cause of deforestation in Latin America. Improvements in agricultural productivity can either enable forest conservation, or promote more deforestation. A new University of Bern study highlights the role played by inequality: high inequality leads to more deforestation, while lower inequality improves the long-term protection of remaining tropical forests.

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Listeria in the feed: A dangerous hygiene problem in fattening pigs

In a recent study, researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated an episode of fatal listeriosis in fattening pigs with a mortality rate of nearly 10 percent. The research team traced the source of infection to the fed silage. Following simple guidelines during the ensilaging process can minimize this risk — with benefits for food safety and public health.

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Dogs may have helped ancient Middle Easterners hunt small game

Jordanian finds point to pooch-aided hunting of small prey around 11,500 years ago, offering new clues into dog domestication in the Middle East.

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Growing social fragmentation driven by rising single people and private renters

A University of Manchester study into social fragmentation in England using data from the last two censuses has revealed an increase from 2001 to 2011, especially for the North of England.

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The WWE’s newest bad guy? A vegan who hates capitalism and consumerism.

Daniel Bryan has been a professional wrestler for years, but only recently made the character switch to become a heel. Bryan's unique heel work has caught a lot attention and praise among fans, and it's struck a nerve online too. In Bryan's critiques of consumerist culture, the lines between sincerity and parody often become blurred. None "I'm here to take you on a much-needed educational journey

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Researchers re-create retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells

IUPUI biologists, growing human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal ganglion cells in the lab, have developed a way to create more-mature models that better mimic the environment in the human retina. By introducing hPSC-RGCs to astrocytes, researchers can create cells that are more analogous to human RGCs and can be further used to study diseases such as glaucoma. These results are published onl

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Chokladjätte höjer utdelningen

Godissuget tycks ha hållit sig på samma nivå i julas som året före. Det indikerar godistillverkaren Cloettas resultat för fjärde kvartalet 2018, som skiljer sig lite från samma period 2017.

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Tryggt men tråkigt – Sverige världens sjätte bästa land

Modernt, tryggt och miljömedvetet men inte särskilt äventyrligt eller mäktigt. När resten av världen betygsätter Sverige hamnar vi på sjätte plats över listan på världens bästa länder – samma placering som förra året.

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Doomsday Clock Is Staying at Two Minutes to Midnight This Year

No Progress In 1947, a group of scientists unveiled the Doomsday Clock , an allegorical timepiece designed to illustrate just how close humanity is to causing an apocalyptic event — depicted as midnight on the clock — at any moment in time. On Thursday, those scientists unveiled the time for 2019 — and though we’re no closer to Armageddon than in 2018, we’ve made no strides toward avoiding catast

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IBM launches commercial quantum computing – we're not ready for what comes next

IBM recently unveiled what it claimed was the world's first commercial quantum computer. While the announcement of the Q System One wasn't scientifically groundbreaking, the fact that IBM sees this as a commercial product that organisations (if not individuals) will want to use is an important breakthrough.

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Researchers re-create retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells

IUPUI biologists, growing human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal ganglion cells in the lab, have developed a way to create more-mature models that better mimic the environment in the human retina. By introducing hPSC-RGCs to astrocytes, researchers can create cells that are more analogous to human RGCs and can be further used to study diseases such as glaucoma. These results are published onl

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Make Facebook useful by turning off all its annoying features

Technology Just strip it down to the basics. Between data privacy scandals and the psychological toll social media can take on your brain, quitting Facebook can be an alluring prospect. But it’s not always…

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Fighting cancer: Scientists developed a theory of 'collective behavior' of nanoparticles

Research shows that 'collective behavior' of nanoparticles produces a unique effect.

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New insight into unique sugar transport in plants

A small research group at Aarhus University has just elucidated the structure of a sugar transport protein that is unique to plants. The new structure can help explain how plant organs – such as pollen – develop properly, and give ideas as to why some subspecies of wheat are resistant to fungal attacks.

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Flounders in the Gulf of Finland: Decline caused by the near disappearance of one species

Morphologically very similar species can disappear before we even notice they are there.

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Why some mites are mightier than others: The evolution of lethal fighting in a spider mite

Unlike most male animals, some males of the social spider mite engage in deadly fights with rival males. Their level of aggression (low, mild or high) is related to the geographical location, and the resulting climate, of the colony in which the mites live. It appears that as the temperature rises, so do the tempers of the male spider mites.

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We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

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Researcher studies how and why people push buttons

All day every day, throughout the United States, people push buttons – on coffee makers, TV remote controls and even social media posts they "like." For more than seven years, I've been trying to understand why, looking into where buttons came from, why people love them – and why people loathe them.

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Faster CO2 rise expected in 2019

With emissions already at a record high, the build-up of carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere could be larger than last year due to a slower removal by natural carbon sinks.

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An integrative approach to studying lipid biology

The proteins that manage lipids in the cell are notoriously hard to study. Combining structural, biochemical, and computational studies, scientists at EPFL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have now discovered how a lipid-binding protein can access, select, and move a lipid "cargo" during the biosynthesis of the important coenzyme Q.

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Elev stängs av efter hot på Snapchat

En fejd på en skola i södra Stockholm resulterade i att två elever skickade hot med vapenliknande föremål till varandra på Snapchat. Skolan har gjort en polisanmälan och en av eleverna har stängts av.

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Stor evakuering efter bombhot i Tyskland

Ett bombhot mot ett tyskt tåg har utfärdats på Twitter, och 500 passagerare har evakuerats, meddelar landets polis.

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The hitchhiker's guide to defeating glioblastoma

A team of investigators has begun looking at microRNAs in an entirely new way. Their approach has shown promising results in preclinical models, increasing survival in a murine model of glioblastoma by five-fold when combined with chemotherapy.

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Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground

Carbon capture and storage is a reliable way to store CO2 emissions underground, with minimal chance of gas escaping through geological fault lines.

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Investigational monoclonal antibody to treat Ebola is safe in adults

The investigational Ebola treatment mAb114 is safe, well-tolerated, and easy to administer, according to findings from an early-stage clinical trial. Eighteen healthy adults received the monoclonal antibody as part of a Phase 1 clinical trial that began in May 2018 at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.

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An integrative approach to studying lipid biology

The proteins that manage lipids in the cell are notoriously hard to study. Combining structural, biochemical, and computational studies, scientists at EPFL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have now discovered how a lipid-binding protein can access, select, and move a lipid "cargo" during the biosynthesis of the important coenzyme Q.

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Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments

Part of what makes terrorists so frightening is their penchant for unpredictable, indiscriminate violence. One day they could attack a global financial center. And the next they could hit a neighborhood bike path.

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Testing Hawking radiation in laboratory black hole analogues

Researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science and Cinvestav recently carried out a study testing the theory of Hawking radiation on laboratory analogues of black holes. In their experiments, they used light pulses in nonlinear fiber optics to establish artificial event horizons.

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Researchers discover key protein in the production of insulin

The crucial hormone insulin needs help acquiring the right structure. A protein that assists in the process of insulin folding has just been discovered in a new study conducted by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. They hope the new research results can be used to develop treatments for conditions such as increased level of insulin in the blood known as

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ESC press release: Loss of muscle and weight associated with disability after stroke

Loss of muscle and body weight is associated with disability after stroke, reports a study presented today at Heart & Stroke 2019, a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke, and published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

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UMN researchers refine the ability to predict atrial fibrillation-related stroke

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is associated with a five-fold increased risk of stroke. Nearly 3 million Americans are living with AFib. For years, researchers have been looking for ways to reduce the risk of stroke for this patient population. In a recent article published in Circulation, Lin Yee Chen, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor with tenure, Cardiovascular Division, in the Department of Medicine

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Common pain reliever can improve survival in head and neck cancer

Regular use of a common type of medication, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, significantly improves survival for a third or more patients with head and neck cancer, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found.

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Anti-flu antibodies can inhibit two different viral proteins, NIH study reveals

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that antibodies that may form the basis of a universal flu vaccine inhibit a second viral protein in addition to the one that they bind. The study, to be published Jan. 25 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that antibodies that recognize the viral surface protein hemagglutinin can also inhibit the viral neuraminidase,

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Study suggests aspirin may help some patients survive head and neck cancer

Regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help some patients with head and neck cancer survive the disease, according to a study led by Professor Jennifer Grandis at the University of California, San Francisco. The study, which will be published Jan. 25 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, indicates that NSAIDs are effective in patients with mutations in

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Identifying artificial intelligence 'blind spots'

A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have 'learned' from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.

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Untangling tau: researchers find a 'druggable target' for treating Alzheimer's disease

Using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons from Alzheimer's patients, UC San Diego researchers say cholesteryl esters — the storage product for excess cholesterol within cells — act as regulators of the protein tau, providing a new druggable target for the disease.

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UCI-led study reveals that when it comes to brain connectivity, cell location matters most

A University of California, Irvine-led study reveals that connectivity within the brain appears to be largely dictated by spatial architecture rather than cell type-specific cues. The study was published this month in Cell Reports.

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Aether, UCL, Loughborough University to develop 3D printed nanotech

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Wallenbergs flyguttalande kritiseras av forskare

Investors ordförande Jacob Wallenberg anser att bilarnas utsläpp orsakar mer klimatskada än flyget. Jämförelsen är komplicerad och möter kritik från klimatanalytikern Jonas Allerup. – Den tekniska utvecklingen inom flygbranschen behövs, men det är alldeles för långt kvar innan vi är där, säger han.

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Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground

Carbon capture and storage is a reliable way to store CO2 emissions underground, with minimal chance of gas escaping through geological fault lines.

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Parents sue after Facebook 'deliberately duped' children into racking up bills into the thousands

It comes after 135 pages of court documents – including internal Facebook memos, strategies and employee emails – were unsealed in response to legal action in the US.

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Danmark har droppet kontrol: Østrig og Schweiz sikrer stadig mod løsrevet gods

Danmark droppede i 2011 at kontrollere tog for løsrevet gods ved Storebælt og Øresund, fordi det sikkerhedsmæssige udbytte var for beskedent. Østrig og Schweiz har derimod beholdt kontrollen.

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A New Infectious Mechanism for Alzheimer’s?

We have another entry in the “Is Alzheimer’s caused by infectious disease?” drawing, and it’s a good one. A large multicenter team reports that Porphyromonas gingivalis, which is the key pathogen in gingivitis (gum disease) may be the actual causative agent in Alzheimer’s, which is a bold claim indeed. But they have several lines of evidence to back it up, and it’s a hypothesis that has to be tak

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Boklistan vecka 4: Agota Kristofs romantrilogi är bäst just nu

DN:s kritiker listar de bästa böckerna just nu.

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Dengue infection could shield kids from Zika disease

A prior dengue virus infection could protect children from symptomatic Zika virus infection, according to a new study. “We don’t think that that dengue immunity protects from being infected (with Zika), or at least it doesn’t look like that is the case in our study,” says lead author Aubree Gordon, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. “Howev

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Roger Stone’s Arrest Is the Signal for Congress to Act

The indictment of Roger Stone moves the Trump-Russia story forward—but leaves the country stuck in exactly the same place. Stone has been indicted for obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering, but here’s what he was lying and witness-tampering about: his repeated communications with WikiLeaks to further and enable Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign. On the basis of the

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Apple Lays Off 200+ People From Project Titan, Its Self-Driving Car Effort

Apple has laid off 200 people from its autonomous car effort, dubbed Project Titan. The post Apple Lays Off 200+ People From Project Titan, Its Self-Driving Car Effort appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Boeing Tests Autonomous Flying Taxi

It didn't fly for long, but it's still a step in the right direction. Maybe we'll get those flying cars yet. The post Boeing Tests Autonomous Flying Taxi appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Flood of complaints to EU countries since data law adopted

More than 95,000 complaints have been filed with EU countries since the bloc's flagship data protection laws took effect eight months ago, the executive European Commission said Friday.

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Timeliness on pay, promotions can increase 'citizenship behavior' in employees

Americans have a constitutional right to a "speedy" trial, and new research by an Arizona State University professor has found that the concept of procedural timeliness is critical to employees as well.

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Flash photography doesn't harm seahorses – but don't touch

We all enjoy watching animals, whether they're our own pets, birds in the garden, or elephants on a safari during our holidays. People take pictures during many of these wildlife encounters, but not all of these photographic episodes are harmless.

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Nintendo Switch Had the Best Holiday Ever

The gaming device has always had fans, but Switch last month beat out Xbox and PlayStation, selling more than any other console in December this generation.

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Muscle memory discovery ends 'use it or lose it' dogma

Exercise physiologists agree: muscle memory is real. But how are these 'memories' stored? A review has a simple answer: nuclei gained during training persist even when muscle cells shrink due to disuse or start to break down. This means we can 'bank' nuclei in our youth to prevent frailty in old age — and makes steroid use in competitive sport a perfect but irredeemable crime.

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Neanderthal hunting spears could kill at a distance

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

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Flash photography doesn't harm seahorses – but don't touch

We all enjoy watching animals, whether they're our own pets, birds in the garden, or elephants on a safari during our holidays. People take pictures during many of these wildlife encounters, but not all of these photographic episodes are harmless.

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Medications could fill treatment gap for adolescents with obesity

Twelve independent pediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at Boston Medical Center, outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents in the Obesity research journal.

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Platinum forms nano-bubbles

Platinum, a noble metal, is oxidized more quickly than expected under conditions that are technologically relevant. This has emerged from a study jointly conducted by the DESY NanoLab and the University of Vienna. Devices that contain platinum, such as the catalytic converters used to reduce exhaust emissions in cars, can suffer a loss in efficacy as a result of this reaction. The team around prin

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Researchers uncover brain pathway linked to impulsive behaviors

Researchers from Singapore and South Korea have uncovered new details of a brain pathway that can cause impulsive behaviours.

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Yes please to yogurt and cheese: The new improved Mediterranean diet

Thousands of people can take heart as new research from the University of South Australia shows a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease – and it's even more effective than a low-fat diet.

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Scientists identify toxic antipredator defense mechanism in locusts

A team of scientists led by Prof. KANG Le at the Institute of Zoology reported an unprecedented animal defense mechanism by which an olfactory aposematic (warning) signal can be converted to a hypertoxic chemical to facilitate an antipredator defense in locusts.

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IUPUI researchers re-create retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells

IUPUI biologists have developed a way to create more-mature models that better mimic the environment in the human retina by creating cells that can be further used to study disease such as glaucoma.

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NUS engineers develop novel strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles for wide-ranging applications

NUS Engineers have developed a cost-effective and scalable strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles known as transition metal dichalcogenide quantum dots (TMD QDs) which can potentially generate cancer-killing properties. The team is also looking to optimise TMD QDs for applications such as the next generation TV and electronic device screens, advanced electronics components and even so

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Rates of social isolation vary by rurality and demographics

Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being recognized as urgent public health threats, with risks to health and mortality as serious as those from obesity or smoking. Some researchers have cautioned that rural residents could be at greater risk for isolation due to the increased distances they must travel to visit their friends and family.

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Droner skal flyve blodprøver og læger mellem sygehuse

Blodprøver, medicinsk udstyr og på længere sigt højtspecialiseret personale skal transporteres med droner mellem fynske sygehuse.

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Studio DN: Bilden som fångade klyftan mellan S och V

Podd: DN:s mångfaldigt belönade fotograf Roger Turesson tog en bild vid statsministeromröstningen som väckt stor uppmärksamhet, hamnarbetarna har gått i strejk och DN:s Björn af Kleen har träffat en levande legend.

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"Autopilote" / "Pumper" | Mai Lan

Singing in French and English, Mai Lan brings her cool charisma to the TED stage in a performance of her songs "Autopilote" and "Pumper."

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Study presents surprising explanation for differences in Southern and Northern Lights

For many years, scientists assumed the aurora seen around the north pole was identical to the aurora seen around the south pole. The poles are connected by magnetic field lines and auroral displays are caused by charged particles streaming along these field lines. Because the charged particles follow these field lines, it would make sense that the auroras would be mirror images of each other.

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How the use of different forms of titanium oxide influences perovskite solar cell performance

Researchers at Tokai University report in Nano Letters a systematic study on the effects that using different forms of titanium oxide in planar perovskite solar cells has on the performance of the devices.

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Kulturminister Amanda Lind: ”Jag får räkna med att bli granskad, kritiserad och häcklad”

Hon har burit kulturportföljen i fyra dagar men redan hunnit bli en av Sveriges mest omtalade ministrar. Amanda Lind (MP) menar att hon var förberedd på hatet och vill motverka politisk klåfingrighet. – Som statsråd får man räkna med att bli granskad, kritiserad och häcklad, säger hon till DN.

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How friendly mice can affect their lonely cagemates

From the second we are born, humans start to develop social relationships with individuals and groups starting with parents, family and friends. Similarly, mice are social animals just like us.

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Australopithecus sediba: No such thing as a missing link

Autralopithecus sediba is not the missing link that connects modern man to its more primitive ancestors.

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Scientists explain formation of lunar dust clouds

Physicists from the Higher School of Economics and Space Research Institute have identified a mechanism explaining the appearance of two dusty plasma clouds resulting from a meteoroid that impacted the surface of the moon. The study was published in JETP Letters.

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How friendly mice can affect their lonely cagemates

From the second we are born, humans start to develop social relationships with individuals and groups starting with parents, family and friends. Similarly, mice are social animals just like us.

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Previously unknown crystalline phase of semi-aqueous calcium carbonate discovered

A team of researchers from Germany, Israel and the U.S. has discovered a new crystalline phase of semi-aqueous calcium carbonate. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes working with magnesium ions in crystalline pathways of calcium carbonate when they discovered the crystalline phase.

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New Horizons' newest and best-yet view of Ultima Thule

The wonders – and mysteries – of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 continue to multiply as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft beams home new images of its New Year's Day 2019 flyby target.

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Ytterligare en man släppt efter Täbymord

En 18-årig man som suttit häktad misstänkt för ett mord på en jämnårig man i Täby har släppts på fri fot, skriver tidningen Mitt i.

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Ørsted trækker sig fra samarbejdet om fremtidens fjernvarme i Esbjerg

Ørsted har søgt om at lukke for Esbjergværket med udgangen af 2022 og trukket sig fra samarbejdet med fjernvarmeforsyningen. Borgmester truer med sagsanlæg.

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New technologies could solve rocket challenges 800 years in the making

It may be hard to believe, but solid propellants have been used in rockets since at least the 13th century, beginning with the Chinese. Now, Purdue University researchers are exploring several patented techniques to address two significant challenges with modern solid propellants – controlling the burn rate and improving overall performance.

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Geoscientists insist weather forecasting is more accurate than ever and could get even better

A trio of geoscientists with Pennsylvania State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has published an an update in the journal Science on the state of weather forecasting. In their paper, Richard Alley, Kerry Emanuel and Fuqing Zhang report statistics demonstrating the increased accuracy of weather forecasting, and their views on where the field is headed.

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The first tendril-like soft robot able to climb

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia created the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils. It is able to curl and climb using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants. The research team is led by Barbara Mazzolai, and results have been published in Nature Communications. In the future, this tendril-like soft robot could inspire the development of wearable d

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Environmental protection in outer space

Should regulations for environmental protection be valid beyond our solar system? Currently, extra-terrestrial forms of life are only deemed worth protecting if they can be scientifically investigated. But what about the numerous, presumably lifeless planets whose oxygen atmospheres open up the possibility of settlement by terrestrial life forms? Theoretical physicist Claudius Gros from Goethe Uni

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Artificial intelligence will become the next new human right

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Silicones obtained at low temperatures with the help of air

Russian scientists have developed a new method for synthesizing para-carboxyplenylsiloxanes, a unique class of organosilicon compounds. The resulting compounds are promising for creating self-healing, electrically conductive, heat- and frost-resistant silicones.

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Spotify rolls out feature that allows users to mute artists they don't want to hear

There are a variety of reasons people might not like a certain musician. Perhaps they aren't fans of the sound of an artists songs, or the artist has been involved in controversial activity.

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Panel calls for more timely access to public genomic datasets

A large panel of scientists has published a Public Forum piece in the journal Science calling for the scientific community to provide better access to public genomic datasets. They suggest the current system allows restrictions by researchers to slow or prevent access to such data, hindering research by others.

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Panel calls for more timely access to public genomic datasets

A large panel of scientists has published a Public Forum piece in the journal Science calling for the scientific community to provide better access to public genomic datasets. They suggest the current system allows restrictions by researchers to slow or prevent access to such data, hindering research by others.

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USA:s handelsminister: ”Kan inte förstå varför statsanställda inte tar lån”

USA:s handelsminister Wilbur Ross säger i en intervju att han inte kan förstå varför de statsanställda som inte fått lön på snart en månad, inte kan ta ett lån tills de får pengar igen.

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Skolanställd greps med 251 kilo cannabis – hade sprängmedel i skåpet på skolan

En man i 30-årsåldern greps i november i Vårby söder om Stockholm med 251 kilo cannabis i en hyrd skåpbil. Drogerna beräknas ha ett gatuvärde på 25 miljoner kronor. Polisen kopplar mannen, som arbetade som elevassistent på en skola, till ett kriminellt nätverk i södra Stockholmsområdet.

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This kit can help you escape dangerous situations

Technology Escape artists. In an ideal world, everyone would walk around with a Batman-style utility belt.

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Apollo Astronauts May Have Found the Oldest-Known Earth Rock on the Moon

A chunk of material brought back from the moon by NASA astronauts in 1971 harbors a 4-billion-year-old piece of Earth that was blasted off our planet by a long-ago impact, a new study suggests.

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How growing cities can support at-home electric vehicle charging

Rapid urban population growth is driving many cities around the world to reduce their carbon footprints. In Canada, two major policy agendas are designed to achieve this: boosting urban density and promoting low-carbon transportation such as electric vehicles (EVs).

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The Murky Ethics of the Ugly-Produce Business

Do you know what baby carrots actually are? For me, the baby-carrot jig was up a couple years ago. I’m not sure what I’d believed about them previously: Were they actual babies? Were they a “baby” breed of small adult carrots? I certainly hadn’t understood them to be carrot nuggets, whittled out of big, ugly carrots that many people wouldn’t buy in their natural state. I’ve never lived in a world

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Rethinking Neanderthals

Old ideas die hard. The first extinct hominids found were Neanderthals, and our cultural conception of them was formed in the 19th century, a time rife with parochial attitudes toward “primitive” peoples. The first Neanderthal skeleton also happened to suffer from crippling arthritis, giving it a hunched over posture. The cultural notion that our closest relatives were brutish and primitive becam

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AI väntas drabba Mellanvästern hårdast

USA. Jobbautomatisering har slagit hårt mot den amerikanska Mellanvästern. Nu beräknas samma delstater även drabbas kraftigt av framstegen inom AI-forskningen. Det rapporterar Reuters.

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Kvinna som förde bort bebis häktas

Den kvinna som förde bort en bebis i en barnvagn i Göteborg tidigare i veckan häktas på fredagen av tingsrätten, uppger SVT och Aftonbladet.

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Razer Phone 2 Review: Good for Games, but No Fun as a Phone

The second phone from the gaming hardware brand almost reaches the next level, but not quite.

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Design kan få dig att se nya lösningar

Nästan allt i våra liv är designat. Våra datorer, våra bilar, våra bord och våra hus. Design testar våra gränser och berättar för oss hur livet kan vara. Men design kan också få oss att fastna i gamla hjulspår. I sin avhandling menar Søren Rosenbak, som bedrivit sina doktorandstudier vid Designhögskolan i Umeå, att vi inte borde vara rädda för att tänka annorlunda och att vi måste våga utmana kon

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Race influences our response to cosmetic surgery

But is that really the most pressing issue with the whole idea? Lauren Fuge reports.

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Should we rename some low-risk cancers?

It may reduce anxiety, but it may also cause confusion. Nick Carne reports.

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Ghostly Galaxies Hint at Dark Matter Breakthrough

Two newfound galaxies appear to be devoid of the mysterious substance, paradoxically providing more proof dark matter exists — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Image of the Day: Ringspots

Tiny insects carry the tomato spotted wilt virus, which causes infected plants to develop discolored ring-shape blotches.

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Ghostly Galaxies Hint at Dark Matter Breakthrough

Two newfound galaxies appear to be devoid of the mysterious substance, paradoxically providing more proof dark matter exists — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The stubborn high-pressure system behind Australia's record heatwaves

If you think the weather this month has been like Groundhog Day (albeit much hotter), you'd probably be right! Much like a stuck record, weather systems seem to have stalled over most of the country.

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The US Cites That Need More Electric-Car Charging Stations, Mapped

The number of EVs on American roads is likely to triple in the next few years. Some places have more prep work to do than others.

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Patienter ventede for længe på kræftundersøgelser i julen

I 14 tilfælde overholdt regionerne ikke reglerne om maksimale ventetider for patienter med kræftsygdom. Særligt planlægning med helligdage i julen gav problemer.

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Anmälningarna mot mäklare ökar för femte året i rad

Anmälningarna mot fastighetsmäklare i Sverige har ökat för varje år sedan 2014. Förra året gjordes 566 anmälningar, men endast 150 ledde till disciplinär påföljd. – Det är relevant att sätta siffrorna i relation till hur många mäklare vi har i landet och hur många affärer som görs varje år, säger Joakim Lusensky på Mäklarsamfundet.

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South Korea rescues Chinese group stranded in Antarctica

South Korea rescues Chinese group stranded in Antarctica South Korea rescues Chinese group stranded in Antarctica, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00299-3 China asked for help after its icebreaker, on its way to collect the team, collided with an iceberg.

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Neanderthal hunting spears could kill at a distance

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill …

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Förintelsen i fokus i nya böcker

I slutet av januari 1945 övergavs Auschwitz av sina fångvaktare. Överlevaren Primo Levi har berättat om händelsen i sitt vittnesmål Är detta en människa?I ett par dagar hördes artillerield när fronten närmade sig, och inifrån lägret såg de överlevande fångarna våg efter våg av retirerande soldater, ”tyskar till häst, tyskar på cykel, tyskar till fots, beväpnade och obeväpnade”. Men plötsligt var d

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With climate change less obvious in Midwest, park visitors want to know how local resources are impacted

In image of a polar bear stranded on a sheet of ice makes for a dramatic impression of the impact of climate change, but for most Americans, it has little resemblance to the effects closer to their homes. In the Midwest, lacking obvious climate indicators like melting glaciers, it can be difficult to show local examples.

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Moon rock recovered by astronauts likely originated on Earth

In findings published overnight in science journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, a sample collected during the 1971 Apollo 14 lunar mission was found to contain traces of minerals with a chemical composition common to Earth and very unusual for the moon.

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To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

Artificial intelligence can play chess, drive a car and diagnose medical issues. Examples include Google DeepMind's AlphaGo, Tesla's self-driving vehicles, and IBM's Watson.

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Synthetic chemistry takes anti-cancer compounds out of the sea slug and into the lab

The natural world, with all its diversity, is a popular place for researchers to go looking for new drugs, including those that fight cancer.

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Young adults caught in a dilemma between traditional family models and modern views

A study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation has found that even young adults who do not yet have children are influenced by traditional concepts of family. At the same time, they have modern views of equality, career engagement and childcare. The result is a dilemma that affects not only young women, but also young men early in adulthood.

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Engineers develop novel strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles for wide-ranging applications

Two-dimensional (2-D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) nanomaterials such as molybdenite (MoS2), which possess a similar structure as graphene, have been donned the materials of the future for their wide range of potential applications in biomedicine, sensors, catalysts, photodetectors and energy storage devices. The smaller counterpart of 2-D TMDs, also known as TMD quantum dots (QDs) furt

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Ericssons vd: Viktigt att vara först ut med 5G-tekniken

Utbyggnaden av 5G framför allt i Nordamerika, har gynnat Ericsson och koncernchefen Börje Ekholm var påtagligt nöjd när han kommenterade resultatet för 2018 på fredagsmorgonen. – 2018 var året då vi bevisade att vår strategi ger lönsamhet, sade han.

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Stor uppslutning när landets vinterfåglar ska räknas

På fredagsmorgonen drog vinterns stora fågelräkning igång. Över 20.000 förväntas vara med och räkna arterna som övervintrar i vårt kalla land. Det är fjortonde året i rad föreningen Bird Life anordnar arrangemanget som kommer pågå hela helgen. – Under vintern blir var och varannan svensk fågelskådare, säger Anders Wirdheim som är presskommunikatör på Bird life.

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When Lyme Disease Strikes an Unborn Child

A mom can pass the pathogen to her fetus—but the World Health Organization has removed “congenital Lyme disease” from its definitive diagnostic reference — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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China set to tighten regulations on gene-editing research

Creation of genetically engineered twins puts pioneers of Crispr technology under scrutiny

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Synthetic chemistry takes anti-cancer compounds out of the sea slug and into the lab

The natural world, with all its diversity, is a popular place for researchers to go looking for new drugs, including those that fight cancer.

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Consumer-led research gives a voice to disadvantaged

In the last week of August 2018, the Australian Government's Productivity Commission released its "Rising inequality? A stocktake of the evidence" research paper. Its conclusion: "Over nearly three decades, inequality has risen slightly in Australia."

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A Drunk Man Swallowed a Live, Venomous, Spiny Catfish. Here's What Happened.

As part of a drinking game, a 28-year-old man from the Netherlands attempted to swallow a living fish with some powerful natural defenses.

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Otäck svenskkrasch i Hahnenkamrennen

Den svenske störtloppsåkaren Alexander Köll kraschade otäckt i störtloppsklassikern Hahnenkamrennen i Kitzbühel. Svensken var på väg mot ett av sina bästa resultat i världscupen, men föll drygt halvvägs in i banan och slog runt.

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Scenrecension: Ola Salo fixar ett klokt och galet glammigt gatuparty

När Ola Salo gör krogshow på Rondo i Göteborg börjar han som en alldeles vanlig samhällsmedborgare, men snart blir det vild show av alltihopa. Det regnar popcorn och hits och klokskaper och är både effektivt och extravagant.

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Researchers examine political divide behind climate change beliefs

Despite a scientific consensus, citizens are divided when it comes to climate change, often along political lines, and scholars want to better understand why.

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Ecologists create a new model to predict extinction risk

A new population viability model, with an accompanying web app, is helping scientists to better forecast population changes and extinction risk for imperiled species. The method was developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia River Basin Center with support from NASA and the help of federal, state and nonprofit fish and wildlife personnel.

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Scientists nail down important plant compound pathway

Purdue University plant molecular biochemist Natalia Dudareva and colleagues have described a complete second pathway used by plants to produce phenylalanine, a compound important for all living organisms.

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The World Just Experienced the Four Hottest Years on Record

2018 was hotter than any year in the 19th century. It was hotter than any year in the 20th century. It was hotter than any year in the first decade of this century. In fact, with only three exceptions, it was the hottest year on Earth since 1850. Those three exceptions: 2018 was slightly cooler than 2015, 2016, and 2017. The past four years, in other words, have been the four hottest years ever r

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Ghost Wall Explores the Human Cost of Nativist Nostalgia

A ghost wall, according to the novelist Sarah Moss, is a battlement made by ancient Britons, hung with the preserved skulls of their ancestors. It didn’t work—the Romans still came, followed by the Anglo-Saxons and then the Normans—but you can see why the Iron Age Britons might have tried it. When walls are built to keep out foreigners, many of them rest on some idea of blood claim. This is our l

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Ecologists create a new model to predict extinction risk

A new population viability model, with an accompanying web app, is helping scientists to better forecast population changes and extinction risk for imperiled species. The method was developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia River Basin Center with support from NASA and the help of federal, state and nonprofit fish and wildlife personnel.

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Scientists nail down important plant compound pathway

Purdue University plant molecular biochemist Natalia Dudareva and colleagues have described a complete second pathway used by plants to produce phenylalanine, a compound important for all living organisms.

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Maternal instincts don't explain the gender gap on GM foods

Studies have found that women are more skeptical of genetically modified (GM) foods than men, but little research has been done on what's responsible for that gender gap. Conventional wisdom has been that maternal instincts may explain the difference, but research shows that this isn't the case.

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We Need a Radical New Way to Understand Screen Use

To get the bottom of how screens affect our mental health, we need to demand a lot more of the tech giants who possess our data.

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Tre häktade för mordförsök i Hagsätra

Tre män har häktats vid Södertörns tingsrätt misstänkta för delaktighet i mordförsök i Hagsätra i södra Stockholm.

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Två döda i FN-styrka i Mali

Två personer i FN-styrkorna i centrala Mali har dödats av en mina, enligt FN.

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After university goes silent, diabetes journal retracts three papers

A group of researchers based in Italy has had three papers retracted for likely using the same images to represent different experimental conditions. The retractions, in Diabetes, published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), follow expressions of concern for the papers in early 2018 and the launch of an investigation by the authors’ institution into … Continue reading After university goe

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Male birds’ sexy songs may not advertise their brains after all

A biologist backs off an idea he studied for years that the mastery of birdsong is a sign of bird smarts.

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Science-Based Satire: 8th Edition of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program to Address Tongue-Tie

Is the NRP really updating its guidelines to include assessment and management of tongue-tie during newborn resuscitation? Should babies maintain skin-to-skin contact with their mother while receiving chest compressions? No. None of this is even remotely true.

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When Lyme Disease Strikes an Unborn Child

A mom can pass the pathogen to her fetus—but the World Health Organization has removed “congenital Lyme disease” from its definitive diagnostic reference — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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FT Health: Boost for neglected disease R&D

Drug-dealing, Yann Le Camm of Eurordis, the Pope and the pill

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Identifying the origin of macroscopic friction between clay mineral surfaces

NIMS, the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University jointly discovered for the first time, through theoretical calculation and experiment, that macroscopic frictions occurring between clay mineral surfaces originate from interatomic electrostatic forces between these surfaces. This finding may facilitate the design of solid lubricant materials and understanding of earthquake-causing fault slip

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Upending a fundamental reaction in organic chemistry—discovery of a new nucleophilic substitution reaction

Nucleophilic substitution is a class of chemical reactions encountered throughout organic chemistry, including those used to manufacture common petrochemical and pharmaceutical products. Its underlying mechanism was discovered 82 years ago by the British chemists Edward Hughes and Christopher Ingold, who showed that an electron-rich chemical species, called a nucleophile, "attacks" and replaces an

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Why biodiversity among marine mammals and birds generally rises in cold, temperate waters

In ecology, the diversity of species generally increases as you move toward the warmer latitudes of the tropics.

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House Democrats Plan to Tackle Climate—with or without the GOP

Rep. Kathy Castor, head of the revamped House climate committee, says the panel will be working on a policy road map for global warming — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dramaten stänger för renovering – så påverkas teatern

Bytet av stammar och övermaskineri på Dramaten i Stockholm närmar sig. Arbetet kommer att pågå mellan 23 april och 12 december. Huset vid Nybroplan stänger då, vilket berör scenerna Stora Scenen, Målarsalen, Tornrummet och Lejonkulan. Men verksamheten fortgår som vanligt på Lilla scenen och Elverket.

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Trumps tidigare kampanjrådgivare gripen

USA:s president Donald Trumps tidigare kampanjrådgivare, Roger Stone, har gripits i en gryningsräd i Florida, anklagad på sju punkter i specialåklagaren Robert Muellers utredning om samarbete med ryssar i samband med valet.

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Why biodiversity among marine mammals and birds generally rises in cold, temperate waters

In ecology, the diversity of species generally increases as you move toward the warmer latitudes of the tropics.

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Høringssvar: Københavnerne vil ikke have regeringens mange motorveje

Regeringen har milliardplaner for Københavns trafik, som strider direkte imod borgernes egne visioner for byen og den nuværende transportstrategi i hovedstaden. Teknikborgmester kalder planen »kulsort«.

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House Democrats Plan to Tackle Climate—with or without the GOP

Rep. Kathy Castor, head of the revamped House climate committee, says the panel will be working on a policy road map for global warming — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Staying slim isn't just about what you eat – it's about your DNA too

Some people struggle to put on weight – now we know it’s partly because they have a genetic profile that codes for thinness

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

Passing along your binge-watching favorites just got easier.

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Jordens äldsta sten hittades på Månen

Det här visar forskning från Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, i samarbete med NASA och forskare i flera länder. – Stenen är en relik från tiden då jorden var ung och strax innan livet uppstod, säger forskaren Jeremy Bellucci vid Naturhistoriska riksmuseet. Efter att ha analyserat stenen och mätt dess ålder menar forskarna att allt pekar på att den har bildats på jorden i en miljö med syre under jordli

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Let Them Eat Low-Interest Loans

The Trump administration insists that the government shutdown is not that big of a deal, and that it should continue until Congress appropriates billions of dollars for a physical barrier on the country’s southern border. “People might have to pay a little bit of interest, but the idea that it’s paycheck or zero is not a really valid idea,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on CNBC , suggesting

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Target stores to accept mobile payment including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay

It'll soon be getting much easier to pay with your smartphone at Target. The retailer, which had been a major holdout, announced in a blog post Tuesday that it will soon accept Apple Pay, Google Play, Samsung Pay as well as "contactless cards" from Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover in all of its stores.

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Streaming chill vibes? Spotify data says the season is the reason

Are you a night owl? Then you likely prefer relaxing, low-intensity music. Same thing if it's wintertime.

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Google says Nest security camera terror warning from North Korea was hoax, not a hack

For one Northern California family it was a terrifying experience: an emergency warning that came through a Nest surveillance camera of three intercontinental ballistic missiles, apparently from North Korea, headed straight to Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio.

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Terrible drivers could teach autonomous cars how to avoid crashes

For autonomous cars to master driving, they might need to learn from terrible drivers as well as competent ones

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Stopp på E18 efter seriekrock vid Bålsta

En seriekrock i närheten av Bålsta har orsakat stopp i trafiken på E18 i riktning mot Stockholm. Tidigast klockan 13 tror Trafikverket att vägen kan öppnas igen. Ingen person ska ha skadats allvarligt.

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Vad kan du om Mads Mikkelsen?

Nästa vecka kommer den internationella stjärnan Mads Mikkelsen till Göteborgs filmfestival för att ta emot ett hederspris. Han fick sitt genombrott som knarklangare i ”Pusher” på 90-talet när dansk film var het. Vad hände sen?

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New theory sends temperatures to new lows

Researchers have developed a new theory for recording the lowest temperatures ever measured, with the largest accuracy allowed by the laws of Nature. This line of research holds promise to revolutionise low-temperature physics and could find a plethora of applications in emerging quantum technologies.

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JO granskar inte våldtäkt i Fittja

Justitieombudsmannen (JO) kommer inte att granska polisens utredning av en uppmärksammad gruppvåldtäkt i Fittja. JO hänvisar till att polisen själva ska granska ärendet.

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Fransk minister: EU vil være klar med digital skat til marts

EU forventes at blive enige om en digital skat for teknologi-firmaer. Europæiske lande arbejder videre med nationale digitale skatteplaner.

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Millioner af dokumenter med amerikaneres banklån lækket

Følsomme data som navne, adresser, personnumre, kontonumre og oplysninger om banklån er blandt de data, der er involveret i et kæmpelæk fra en eksponeret server i USA.

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Nanotechnology enables engineers to weld previously un-weldable aluminum alloy

An aluminum alloy developed in the 1940s has long held promise for use in automobile manufacturing, except for one key obstacle. Although it's nearly as strong as steel and just one-third the weight, it is almost impossible to weld together using the technique commonly used to assemble body panels or engine parts.

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Is a General Strike What’s Needed to End the Shutdown?

On Sunday, Sara Nelson, the head of the flight attendants’ union, gave a rousing speech at an AFL-CIO dinner, denouncing the government shutdown for endangering airline security and forcing workers to labor without pay. “Go back with the fierce urgency of now to talk with your locals and international unions about all workers joining together,” she told her fellow labor leaders, “to end this shut

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”Vad den flickan är ful” ur ”Ferrante om Ferrante”

I dagarna ges ”Ferrante om Ferrante” ut, en samling av succépseudonymen Elena Ferrantes brev, essäer och intervjuer mellan 1991 och 2016. Här publicerar DN ett utdrag ur boken, där författaren ser sig själv som barn i Emma Bovarys dotter Berthe.

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Trötthet efter skallskada syns med hjärnavbildning

– Det faktum att det kan gå att ställa en objektiv diagnos kan i sig innebära en lättnad för patienter som efter en skallskada drabbas av ett dubbelt lidande i form av både trötthet och att inte få sina besvär tagna på allvar, säger Nils Berginström, doktorand vid Umeå universitet. Idag finns ingen vedertagen metod för att objektivt ställa diagnos vid trötthet efter en skallskada, utan diagnosen

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What one Navy SEAL learned by doing Hell Week 3 times

Navy SEAL Hell Week is 130 hours of brutal training with less than 4 hours of sleep. To mentally and physically persist, you need to be sure of one thing: Why you want to be there. David Goggins keeps a 'mental cookie jar' of victories to overcome stress and negative self-talk. Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds List Price: $24.99 New From: $14.99 in Stock Used From: $13.94 in Stoc

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One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

David Carroll has been locked in a legal war to force the infamous company to turn over its files on him. He’s won a battle, but the struggle continues.

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We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

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On the Spread of Behavior: Five Questions for Damon Centola

In trying to influence people, you might think social media would be more effective than word of mouth. But as Damon Centola argues in “How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagions," strong ties with family members, close friends, and coworkers, are generally more powerful in changing behavior.

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Remains of explorer who first rounded Australia found in UK

The remains of a noted Royal Navy explorer who led the first known circumnavigation of Australia have been found by archaeologists excavating a burial ground where a railway station is planned.

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Neanderthal hunting spears could kill at a distance

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

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Researchers report new class of polyethylene catalyst

A team of chemists from the University of Houston has reported the discovery of a new class of catalyst to produce ultra-high-weight polyethylene, a potential new source of high-strength, abrasion-resistant plastic used for products ranging from bulletproof vests to artificial joints.

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Take a Number: How Long Is a Day on Saturn?

The answer was hiding in the planet’s rings.

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Djokovic vidare till drömfinal mot Nadal – kan skriva historia

Novak Djokovic var helt överlägsen i semifinalen i Australian Open. Det betyder att världsettan ställs mot världstvåan Rafael Nadal i en drömfinal på söndag.

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Jacob Wallenberg: Olyckligt att flyget görs till främsta klimatbov

DAVOS. Under årets Världsekonomiskt forum har klimatfrågan lyfts högre än någonsin tidigare. Men Investors ordförande Jacob Wallenberg efterlyser en djupare debatt än att folk ska svara på frågor som ”har du slutat flyga?”. Bilarna är en mycket värre klimatbov, menar han.

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Scenrecension: Hela Sveriges allvetande morfar

Fredrik Lindström kan tappa koncepterna på ett underbart sätt, fastna i en detalj och bara mala på. Det är då han är som allra bäst, skriver Niklas Wahllöf om föreställningen ”Mänskligheten”.

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Fremtidens politiradio handler mest om data

PLUS. Mens procedurer og kommandoer i dag transmitteres over taleradio, stiger behovet for datatjenester i politiets og beredskabernes radioer hastigt.

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Nasa's New Horizons: Best image yet of 'space snowman' Ultima Thule

Deep pits on the surface of the small, icy object Ultima Thule come into much sharper view.

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Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground

Carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and securely stored in underground rocks, even if geological faults are present, research has confirmed.

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Ny misstanke mot terrorhäktad

En man i 20-årsåldern, som sedan i slutet av förra året sitter häktad misstänkt för terrorbrott, misstänks nu för ytterligare ett brott.

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Kinas köprush utomlands – strategiska metaller för batterier till elbilar

Kinesiska företag köpte mer än några andra förra året in i sig i utländska gruvföretag för att få tillgång till strategiska metaller som behövs för att producera ny energi och framställa batterier i elbilar. Förändringen är tydlig: förr köpte Kina mest järnmalm – numera handlar det om metaller som litium, kobolt och koppar.

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Neanderthals 'could kill at a distance'

Neanderthals produced weapons that could kill from 20m away, a new study claims.

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External ballistics of Pleistocene hand-thrown spears: experimental performance data and implications for human evolution

External ballistics of Pleistocene hand-thrown spears: experimental performance data and implications for human evolution External ballistics of Pleistocene hand-thrown spears: experimental performance data and implications for human evolution, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37904-w External ballistics of Pleistocene hand-thrown spears: experimental performance data and

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N+-C-H···O Hydrogen bonds in protein-ligand complexes

N + -C-H···O Hydrogen bonds in protein-ligand complexes N + -C-H···O Hydrogen bonds in protein-ligand complexes, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36987-9 N + -C-H···O Hydrogen bonds in protein-ligand complexes

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420,000 year assessment of fault leakage rates shows geological carbon storage is secure

420,000 year assessment of fault leakage rates shows geological carbon storage is secure 420,000 year assessment of fault leakage rates shows geological carbon storage is secure, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36974-0 420,000 year assessment of fault leakage rates shows geological carbon storage is secure

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Low energy expenditure and resting behaviour of humpback whale mother-calf pairs highlights conservation importance of sheltered breeding areas

Low energy expenditure and resting behaviour of humpback whale mother-calf pairs highlights conservation importance of sheltered breeding areas Low energy expenditure and resting behaviour of humpback whale mother-calf pairs highlights conservation importance of sheltered breeding areas, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36870-7 Low energy expenditure and resting behaviour

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Establishment and Validation of Extra-transitional Zone Prostate Specific Antigen Density (ETzD), a Novel Structure-based Parameter for Quantifying the Oncological Hazard of Prostates with Enlarged Stroma

Establishment and Validation of Extra-transitional Zone Prostate Specific Antigen Density (ETzD), a Novel Structure-based Parameter for Quantifying the Oncological Hazard of Prostates with Enlarged Stroma Establishment and Validation of Extra-transitional Zone Prostate Specific Antigen Density (ETzD), a Novel Structure-based Parameter for Quantifying the Oncological Hazard of Prostates with Enlar

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The association between genetic variants of angiopoietin-like 3 and risk of diabetes mellitus is modified by dietary factors in Koreans

The association between genetic variants of angiopoietin-like 3 and risk of diabetes mellitus is modified by dietary factors in Koreans The association between genetic variants of angiopoietin-like 3 and risk of diabetes mellitus is modified by dietary factors in Koreans, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36581-z The association between genetic variants of angiopoietin-lik

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Effective CRISPR/Cas9-mediated correction of a Fanconi anemia defect by error-prone end joining or templated repair

Effective CRISPR/Cas9-mediated correction of a Fanconi anemia defect by error-prone end joining or templated repair Effective CRISPR/Cas9-mediated correction of a Fanconi anemia defect by error-prone end joining or templated repair, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36506-w Effective CRISPR/Cas9-mediated correction of a Fanconi anemia defect by error-prone end joining or t

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Ny misstanke mot terrorhäktad

En man i 20-årsåldern, som sedan i slutet av förra året sitter häktad misstänkt för terrorbrott, misstänks nu för ytterligare ett brott.

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Alexander Isak klar för klubb i Nederländerna

Svenske anfallstalangen Alexander Isak är klar för nederländska Willem II.

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The hitchhiker's guide to defeating glioblastoma

A team of investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School has begun looking at microRNAs in an entirely new way. Their approach has shown promising results in preclinical models, increasing survival in a murine model of glioblastoma by five-fold when combined with chemotherapy. The team's results are published in Nature Communications.

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UH researchers report new class of polyethylene catalyst

A team of chemists from the University of Houston has reported the discovery of a new class of catalyst to produce ultra-high-weight polyethylene, a potential new source of high-strength, abrasion-resistant plastic used for products ranging from bulletproof vests to artificial joints.

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Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground

Carbon capture and storage is a reliable way to store CO2 emissions underground, with minimal chance of gas escaping through geological fault lines

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Neanderthal hunting spears could kill at a distance

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

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Muscle memory discovery ends 'use it or lose it' dogma

Exercise physiologists agree: muscle memory is real. But how are these 'memories' stored? A review published in Frontiers in Physiology has a simple answer: nuclei gained during training persist even when muscle cells shrink due to disuse or start to break down. This means we can 'bank' nuclei in our youth to prevent frailty in old age — and makes steroid use in competitive sport a perfect but ir

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Salas syster ber polisen att fortsätta sökandet

Under en känslosam pressträff bad fotbollsspelaren Emiliano Salas syster myndigheterna att inte lägga ner sökarbetet efter hennes bror. Anfallaren Sala fanns ombord på ett flygplan som försvann över Engelska kanalen i måndags kväll.

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Hør ugens podcast: Plastaffald graves ned. EFI-afløser kan gentage skandalen

Mens Kina har forbudt import af plastaffald, er der stadig andre lande, der vil tage imod alverdens frasorterede plast. Men hvordan bliver det egentlig behandlet? Og vil afløseren for det forkætrede EFI-system skabe lige så mange problemer som sin forgænger?

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The evolution of human population distance to water in the USA from 1790 to 2010

The evolution of human population distance to water in the USA from 1790 to 2010 The evolution of human population distance to water in the USA from 1790 to 2010, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08366-z There are dynamic and complex interactions between population and water resources. Here the authors studied the spatio-temporal relationship between human and water resou

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AAV2.7m8 is a powerful viral vector for inner ear gene therapy

AAV2.7m8 is a powerful viral vector for inner ear gene therapy AAV2.7m8 is a powerful viral vector for inner ear gene therapy, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08243-1 Adeno-associated virus is used in gene therapy in mouse models of hearing loss. Here the authors compare vectors and find AAV2.7m8 can infect cells in the inner ear with high efficiency.

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FGL2 promotes tumor progression in the CNS by suppressing CD103+ dendritic cell differentiation

FGL2 promotes tumor progression in the CNS by suppressing CD103 + dendritic cell differentiation FGL2 promotes tumor progression in the CNS by suppressing CD103 + dendritic cell differentiation, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08271-x Fibrinogen-like protein 2 (FGL2) mediates immune suppression in glioblastoma (GBM). Here, the authors show that FGL-2 expressed by GBM can

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Light- and bias-induced structural variations in metal halide perovskites

Light- and bias-induced structural variations in metal halide perovskites Light- and bias-induced structural variations in metal halide perovskites, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08364-1 Organic–inorganic metal halide perovskite solar cells have been under the spotlight but what happens in the working solar cell device at the nanoscale remains elusive. Here Kim et al.

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, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08104-x To date, experimental demonstrations of PT-symmetri…

, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08104-x To date, experimental demonstrations of PT-symmetric systems have been restricted to one dimension. Here, the authors experimentally realize and characterize a two-dimensional PT-symmetric system using photonic lattice waveguides with judiciously designed refractive index landscape and an alternating loss distribution.

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Ultra-high on-chip optical gain in erbium-based hybrid slot waveguides

Ultra-high on-chip optical gain in erbium-based hybrid slot waveguides Ultra-high on-chip optical gain in erbium-based hybrid slot waveguides, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08369-w Realizing efficient on-chip amplification in silicon is challenging due to either non-compatible integration or small gain per unit length of the amplifier material. Here, the authors report

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The genome of broomcorn millet

The genome of broomcorn millet The genome of broomcorn millet, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08409-5 Broomcorn millet is one of the earliest domesticated plants and has the highest water use efficiency among cereals. Here, the authors report its genome assembly and annotation, which provides a valuable resource for breeders and paves the way for studying plant drought

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Loss-of-function mutations in QRICH2 cause male infertility with multiple morphological abnormalities of the sperm flagella

Loss-of-function mutations in QRICH2 cause male infertility with multiple morphological abnormalities of the sperm flagella Loss-of-function mutations in QRICH2 cause male infertility with multiple morphological abnormalities of the sperm flagella, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08182-x Multiple morphological abnormalities of the sperm flagella (MMAF) is a cause of male

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When Modern Men Throw Ancient Weapons

On a very cold January morning, in an athletic field in central England, Annemieke Milks watched as six javelin-throwers hurled a pair of wooden spears . Their target was a hay bale, “meant to approximate the kill zone of a large animal, like a horse,” says Milks, an archaeologist at University College London. And their spears were replicas of the oldest complete hunting weapons ever found—a set

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Konsertrecension: Helt fantastiskt när två karismatiska musiker drabbar samman

En ljuvlig konsert, skriver DN:s recensent Nicholas Ringskog Ferrada-Noli när pianisten Francesco Piemontesi och dirigenten Ton Koopman som representerar två olika världar inom den klassiska musiken, förenas i verk av Mozart, Bach och Haydn.

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Scenrecension: Och över alltihopa lyser Jonas Gardell

Jonas Gardell lever verkligen på scenen. Han kan med sin blotta närvaro och publikkontakt gestalta alla människors behov av kärlek och bekräftelse, skriver Maina Arvas om en folkkär komikers sista stora scenshow.

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India sends 'lightest satellite' to space

Kalamsat-V2 weighs just 1.26kg (2.6lb) and was made by students belonging to a space education firm.

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Stærke kliniske ledere giver bedre og mere tilfredse læger

Læger arbejder bedre, når de ledes af dygtige ligesindede. Det viser en undersøgelse, som professor i ledelse Amanda Goodall har gennemført for Lægevidenskabelige Selskaber. Men hospitalerne har svært ved at finde kandidater, når de skal ansætte nye ledere.

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Syv ud af ti læger er interesserede i lederjob

70 pct. af danske læger svarer i ny undersøgelse, at de vil være interesserede i en lederstilling. Alligevel får hospitalerne alt for få ansøgninger til de lederjob, de slår op. Mere i løn, større indflydelse og tid til klinisk arbejde kan lokke lægerne.

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Neanderthals could have been long-distance killers

Study suggests our ancient cousins could hurl their weapons and kill prey at up to 20 meters

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Hot mot gymnasieskola i Gislaved

En skola i Gislaved har utsatts för hot. Enligt Aftonbladet har skolan utrymts.

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Daily briefing: Measles public-health emergency declared in US anti-vaccination hotspot

Daily briefing: Measles public-health emergency declared in US anti-vaccination hotspot Daily briefing: Measles public-health emergency declared in US anti-vaccination hotspot, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00295-7 Unvaccinated children hit by measles outbreak, how an ordinary camera can see around corners and human evolution’s ties to tectonics.

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We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning is coming to an end.

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Arbejdstilsynet: Hvidovre Kommune burde have tjekket nedstyrtet loft på forhånd

Ingen havde regnet på, om loftet, der var fastgjort til tagets stålbjælker, ville blive påvirket af opstillingen af flere hundrede kilo tunge stilladser og byggematerialer.

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Simstjärna drabbad av cancer – siktar mot OS

Simstjärnan Nathan Adrian, som har vunnit fem OS-guld, har drabbats av testikelcancer.

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'World's cheapest car' nears end of the road in India

It was billed as the world's cheapest car and shaped like a jelly bean—but after a bumpy 10-year ride India's Tata Nano is nearing the end of the road.

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Tre faglige fyrtårne kommer på frimærke

Henrik Kehlet, Liselotte Højgaard og Morten Sodemann hædres i dag med Dagens Medicins ’Frimærkepriser’ for deres roller som ‘levende legender’ i det danske sundhedsvæsen.

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Sponsor tvingas be stjärna om ursäkt för whitewashing

Naomi Osaka är en av världens bästa tennisspelare på damsidan. Förutom att hon avancerat till final i Australian Open uppmärksammas hon av en annan anledning. I en reklam har den mörkhyade stjärnan ritats med ljus hy.

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India launches pint-sized satellite designed by students

A lightweight satellite designed by students that can be held in the palm of the hand has been launched by Indian scientists, burnishing the country's credentials in miniature design technology.

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Fler magsjuka svenska skidskyttar i Anterselva

Magsjuka härjar för det svenska skidskyttelandslaget i Anterselva, Italien. Fler har nu drabbats.

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Fricky åker på sommarturné

Erik ”Fricky” Friman skördar just nu stora framgångar på vinterns galor. Efter att ha vunnit årets artist på P3 Guld är han aktuell med tre Grammis-nomineringar. Samtidigt släpps datumen för hans sommarturné, då han bland annat besöker hemstaden Umeå för Brännbollsyran.

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Polisen får påpekande från JO efter arbetsplatsrazzia

I maj 2017 gjorde polisen en omfattande utlänningskontroll på en byggarbetsplats i centrala Stockholm. Myndigheten spärrade av området och kontrollerade över 200 personers id-handlingar. Nu får polisen ett påpekande av Justitietombudsmannen för att inte ha redogjort för sitt uppdrag tillräckligt väl.

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Resident Evil TV series may be coming to Netflix – CNET

The streaming service could get infected by the T-Virus, according to a report.

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Fredricson tar över Lindelöws häst: ”Alltid känsligt”

Ryttarstjärnan Peder Fredricson får en ny häst i sitt stall. Zacramento, mest känd som Douglas Lindelöws EM-häst 2017, kommer ridas av Fredricson i fortsättningen.

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Sjöstedt om LO: ”Vi tänker bygga allianser”

Januariavtalet mellan S, C, L och MP har satt Vänsterpartiet i kylboxen. För att öka pressen på Socialdemokraterna vill Vänsterpartiet slå sig ihop med Stefan Löfvens gamla bundsförvanter i LO. – Vill de bedriva högerpolitik ska de inte få en lugn stund, säger Jonas Sjöstedt.

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Forskere finder nøgleprotein til dannelse af insulin

For at det livsvigtige hormon insulin kan blive dannet i kroppen, har det brug for hjælp til at…

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Embraer signs agreement to sell commercial division to Boeing

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Thursday signed an agreement for the sale of its commercial divison to Boeing—and set the date for a shareholders meeting to approve the tie-up on February 26.

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Liberia wrestles with poverty and ecology in bid to protect sharks

George Toe reflects on the good old days, when catching a couple of sharks helped fill a fisherman's pocket and fed a hungry family.

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Liberia wrestles with poverty and ecology in bid to protect sharks

George Toe reflects on the good old days, when catching a couple of sharks helped fill a fisherman's pocket and fed a hungry family.

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Svenska fartåkare räddade livet på hjärtsjuk man

De svenska alpina fartåkarna Lisa Hörnblad, Lin Ivarsson och Helena Rapaport var torsdagens hjältar i Garmisch-Partenkirchen. En man fick hjärtstillestånd i en gondollift och de tre fick rycka in. – Vi kämpade på och höll honom vid liv, berättar Hörnblad för SVT.

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Misstänkt för dödsskjutning i Umeå släppt

Den man som anhölls misstänkt för dödsskjutningen i Ersboda i Umeå på onsdagskvällen har släppts, enligt mannens advokat.

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Nissan-Renault on smoother road but speed bumps loom: analysts

Renault's appointment of a new leadership duo to replace the detained Carlos Ghosn should ease tensions with Japanese partner Nissan, analysts say, although the French state's close involvement remains a brake on ties.

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Ericsson lyfter på börsen – Telia tappar

Stockholmsbörsen lyfter på bred front i dagens inledande handel, i linje med ledande Europabörser.

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S. Korea in airborne fight against 'Chinese' pollution

Seoul on Friday sent aircraft over the Yellow Sea to carry out cloud-seeding experiments in an effort to tackle air pollution many South Koreans blame on China.

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Underground in Jerusalem, a rare look at an ancient tomb

Flashlight beams pierce the darkness and reveal an archaeological gem in underground Jerusalem few have had the chance to glimpse in recent years.

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Tiny killer threatens giant clam, aquatic emblem of the Med

With wing-shaped shells lined with iridescent mother-of-pearl and producing the fibres of rare and delicate sea silk, the noble pen shell clam is one of the most emblematic species in the Mediterranean and a bellwether for marine environmental health.

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Microsoft 'waiting to find out' why Bing went offline in China

Microsoft is still trying to figure out why its Bing search engine temporarily went offline in China, the company's president said following speculation that it could have been blocked by censors.

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Tiny killer threatens giant clam, aquatic emblem of the Med

With wing-shaped shells lined with iridescent mother-of-pearl and producing the fibres of rare and delicate sea silk, the noble pen shell clam is one of the most emblematic species in the Mediterranean and a bellwether for marine environmental health.

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Rare pangolins languish in China wildlife rescue system

When Chinese police found them in the trunk of a smuggler's car, 33 of the trafficked pangolins—endangered scaly mammals from southern China—were still alive, wrapped in plastic bags soaked with their own urine.

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Rare pangolins languish in China wildlife rescue system

When Chinese police found them in the trunk of a smuggler's car, 33 of the trafficked pangolins—endangered scaly mammals from southern China—were still alive, wrapped in plastic bags soaked with their own urine.

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An entire botanical garden of genomes

An article published today in the Open-Access journal GigaScience provides data that effectively triples the number of plant species with available genome data. This mammoth amount of work comes on the back of the growing efforts of the scientific community to sequence more plant genomes to aid in understanding their complex evolution and provide practical information for improving agricultural yi

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An entire botanical garden of genomes

An article published today in the Open-Access journal GigaScience provides data that effectively triples the number of plant species with available genome data. This mammoth amount of work comes on the back of the growing efforts of the scientific community to sequence more plant genomes to aid in understanding their complex evolution and provide practical information for improving agricultural yi

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Olsson vann dubbelfinalen i Australian Open

Stefan Olsson gör succé i Australian Open. Under fredagen vann svensken dubbelfinalen i grand slam-turneringen i rullstolstennis tillsammans med belgaren Joachim Gerard.

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Inside China's High-Tech Dystopia

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Droner skal transportere blodprøver – og personale – mellem fynske sygehuse

Såkaldte sundhedsdroner kan spare det danske sygehusvæsen for cirka 200 mio. kr. om året og give patienterne bedre og hurtigere behandling. Forskningsprojekt skal teste, om ideerne er helt flyvefærdige.

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Oljejättens ägare mystiskt borta – försvann för ett år sedan

För drygt ett år sedan låste kronprins Mohammed bin Salman in hundratals rika saudier på ett lyxhotell och krävde dem på böter för korruption. Sveriges störste utländske investerare Mohammed Al-Amoudi, som bland annat äger oljejätten Preem, var en av de gripna. Nu är han försvunnen – och det är oklart om han lever eller är död.

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Långa köer på Södermalm efter att buss körde in i trafikljus

En buss har kört in i ett trafikljus Hornsgatan/Långholmsgatan. Bussen har fastnat och står nu hindrande mitt i gatan.

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Karlsson spelar All star-match efter skada

Backstjärnan Erik Karlsson har missat de två senaste matcherna med sitt San Jose på grund av en skada. Men i helgens All star-match, natten till söndag, är svensken tillbaka.

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Information wars endanger civilization, say 'Doomsday' experts

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Self-assembling nanomaterial offers pathway to more efficient, affordable harnessing of solar power

Solar rays are a plentiful, clean source of energy that is becoming increasingly important as the world works to shift away from power sources that contribute to global warming. But current methods of harvesting solar charges are expensive and inefficient—with a theoretical efficiency limit of 33 percent. New nanomaterials developed by researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at

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Fast action: Novel device may rapidly control plasma disruptions in a fusion facility

Scientists seeking to capture and control on Earth fusion energy, the process that powers the sun and stars, face the risk of disruptions—sudden events that can halt fusion reactions and damage facilities called tokamaks that house them. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), and the University of Washington have developed a novel prototype

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Here’s how digitization can boost recycling rates

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Tågstopp på västra stambanan efter olycka

Det är på fredagsmorgonen stopp i tågtrafiken på en sträcka av västra stambanan i Västergötland. Det påverkar trafiken på hela sträckan mellan Göteborg och Stockholm. Trafikverket har ännu ingen prognos för när problemet kan vara avhjälpt.

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Rörelsehinder och övervikt – en ond cirkel

Personal inom primärvården behöver bli bättre på rådgivning om kost och motion till de patienter som både har ett rörelsehinder och är överviktiga. Ett närmare samarbete med habiliteringen skulle kunna bidra med ökade kunskaper från ett funktionshinderperspektiv.

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Thorgren vassast i big air-kvalet

Sven Thorgren hade en trasslig väg till X-games i Aspen i Colorado, USA. Men väl där visade snowboardstjärnan klass. Svensken är klar för final i big air efter en vinst i kvalet.

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”Femtio nyanser”-författaren har skrivit nytt

Den brittiska författaren E L James släpper sin första fristående bok, meddelar Norstedts i ett pressmeddelande. Hon slog i genom 2011 med den erotiska romanen ”Femtio nyanser av honom” eller ”Fifty shades of Grey”, som den heter på engelska.

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E4 i Skåne fortsatt avstängd

E4 norr om Helsingborg, mellan Hyllinge och Åstorp, har varit avstängd i båda riktningar sedan tidigt torsdag kväll, och är fortsatt stängd.

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Skådespelare från toppnominerade ”Roma” kan missa Oscarsgalan

Skådespelaren Jorge Antonio Guerrero som spelar Fermín i den mångfaldigt Oscars-nominerade filmen "Roma" kan missa galan. Orsaken är att han nekats visum till USA, skriver Huffington Post.

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Ericsson klår förväntningarna

Ericsson redovisar en förlust före skatt på 2,6 miljarder kronor för fjärde kvartalet 2018. Det kan jämföras med förlusten på 19,8 miljarder kronor motsvarande period ett år tidigare.

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Huawei – Danmarks nok dårligste business case

BLOG: Titlen antyder noget meget ultimativt – en leverandør af dimser skulle være Danmarks nok dårligste business case. Men i virkeligheden handler det om det helt generelle problem – at købe for billigt.

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Saga Becker romandebuterar: ”Overkligt, surrealistiskt och fucking underbart”

Författaren och skådespelaren Saga Becker har skrivit på kontraktet för sin debutroman med Leopard förlag. Romanen kommer ut i höst, meddelar hon på Instagram.

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Kraftigt vinstfall för Telia

Telia redovisar en vinst före skatt på 1.704 miljoner kronor för fjolårets fjärde kvartal, klart sämre än vad analytiker förutspått. Fortsatta utmaningar väntar, enligt Telias vd.

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Säverman: Produkter i parti och minut

Kåseri. Bara gamla stötar känner till att minuthandel är samma som detaljhandel.

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Moelis CEO Sees a Potential 70% U.S. Tax Rate as 'Disastrous'

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Study Reveals The Types of Human Twitter Users Most Likely to Spread Fake News

Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: You'll never guess what Hilary's done now!

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An Ally Held Me as a Spy—And the West Is Complicit

My nightmare started at the Dubai airport. I checked in and, after a quick coffee, my mother, who was living in Dubai at the time, walked me to border control to say goodbye. It was May 2018, and I had spent the past two weeks staying with her as I carried out research for my doctoral thesis. We exchanged a hug, and I waited in a queue before handing over my passport for immigration checks. Then,

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Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste – Science Weekly podcast

The UK has a problem and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. But what to do about it? This week Geoff Marsh explores plans to bury the UK’s nuclear waste deep underground The UK was a pioneer of nuclear energy production but the waste that this innovation left behind is now spread across sites all over the country. Along with other nuclear nations, the UK has come to the conclusion that the s

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Ny explosion i Malmö

En explosion inträffade vid en företagslokal i Malmö strax efter midnatt, natten mot fredagen.

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‘Blue Monday’ pseudoscience undermines trust

We should ask questions before we spread an idea on social media or use it to govern our votes

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Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste – Science Weekly podcast

The UK has a problem and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. But what to do about it? This week Geoff Marsh explores plans to bury the UK’s nuclear waste deep underground

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Midtjylland går enegang i behandling af hjernetumorer

Midtjylland vil som eneste region ikke længere finansiere behandling med Avastin til patienter med hjernetumorer. Sundhedsstyrelsen går nu i dialog med regionen om beslutningen.

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Skats it-styrelse om ny EFI: »Vi har en god mavefornemmelse«

Udviklings- og Forenklingsstyrelsen afviser, at Skats nye it-system til gældsinddrivelse er for indviklet, som kritikken ellers har lydt fra ITU-professor.

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Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Five Gene-Edited Monkeys

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George Soros: Kina är ett dödligt hot mot fria samhällen

DAVOS. Finansmannen och filantropen George Soros, en stadig deltagare på Världsekonomiskt forum, varnade på torsdagen för att Kina är ett dödligt hot mot fria samhällens överlevnad. Särskilt pekade han ut den kinesiska ledningens strävan att med tekniska medel skapa ett totalitärt system där alla medborgare kontrolleras av staten.

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Penn's 'enhanced recovery' protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

A novel 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. The new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine showed that when an ERAS protocol was employed, fewer patients needed pain medications one month after surgery.

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Cancer patients can quit smoking through lengthened medication time, counseling support

More than 50 percent of cancer patients still smoke after being diagnosed, yet quitting smoking can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment. A new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania found cancer patients have better success quitting and are not as prone to relapsing one year later if they undergo counseling sessions

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Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in teens, young adults

Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Interferon regulatory factor 6 mutations implicated in neural tube defects, including spina bifida

Mutations in a gene known as interferon regulatory factor 6 that cause cleft lip and palate also are implicated in neural tube defects such as spina bifida, suggests research by an international study team published online Jan. 25, 2019, in Human Molecular Genetics.

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Guldbaggenominerade Fredrik Dahl: Ska jag låtsas att jag tagit Persbrandts tal?

SVENLJUNGA. För ett år sedan 2018 bytte Fredrik Dahl livet som tjänsteman på Svenljunga kommun mot en tillvaro som filmstjärna, och blev Guldbaggenominerad på kuppen. Inför måndagens gala har DN:s Martin Fransson har träffat honom och pratat om film, om att bli sedd – och vilken bild av den svenska landsbygden som är värst.

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Meet the biohacker using CRISPR to teach everyone gene editing

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Stjärnglans över Ulricehamn – men kungen nobbar skidfesten

Ulricehamn. Skiddrottningen Therese Johaug förgyller världscupen i Ulricehamn. Men kung Carl XVI Gustaf, som fanns på plats under publikfesten för två år sedan, har tackat nej. – Men ringer hovet så är vi beredda, säger Johan Falk som är vd och ordförande i organisationskommittén.

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Homosexuell politiker i Brasilien hoppar av

Den enda öppet homosexuella manliga parlamentsledamoten i Brasilien, 44-årige Jean Wyllys, har beslutat sig för att lämna politiken och landet. Wyllys tillhör vänsterpartiet PSOL och har bland annat varit en förkämpe för hbtq-frågor.

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Oljejättens ägare mystiskt borta – försvann för ett år sedan

För drygt ett år sedan låste kronprins Mohammed bin Salman in hundratals rika saudier på ett lyxhotell och krävde dem på böter för korruption. Sveriges störste utländske investerare Mohammed Al-Amoudi, som bland annat äger oljejätten Preem, var en av de gripna. Nu är han försvunnen – och det är oklart om han lever eller är död.

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GM is considering making all-electric GMC SUVs and pickup trucks

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Information theory holds surprises for machine learning

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Vegan leather

We've had vegan burgers and sausage rolls – could animal-free clothing be our next obsession?

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Rare angel sharks found living off Wales

Sightings from fishing boats suggest the mysterious angel shark is present in Welsh waters.

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‘Tragic and preventable’: Measles outbreak spreads across anti-vaccine ‘hotspot’ in Washington

The outbreak occurred in an area described by one doctor as a 'hotspot' for outbreaks due to its extraordinarily high number of unvaccinated children. The parents of children in Washington, Oregon and 16 other states are allowed to apply for personal or philosophical exemptions from the vaccines required to get into public school. The World Health Organization calls the propensity not to get vacc

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Higher superconducting transition temperature by breaking the universal pressure relation [Physics]

By investigating the bulk superconducting state via dc magnetization measurements, we have discovered a common resurgence of the superconducting transition temperatures (Tcs) of the monolayer Bi2Sr2CuO6+δ (Bi2201) and bilayer Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ (Bi2212) to beyond the maximum Tcs (Tc-maxs) predicted by the universal relation between Tc and doping (p) or pressure (P)…

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Dynamics of frequency-swept nuclear spin optical pumping in powdered diamond at low magnetic fields [Physics]

A broad effort is underway to improve the sensitivity of NMR through the use of dynamic nuclear polarization. Nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in diamond offer an appealing platform because these paramagnetic defects can be optically polarized efficiently at room temperature. However, work thus far has been mainly limited to single…

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Zn-dependent bifunctional proteases are responsible for leader peptide processing of class III lanthipeptides [Chemistry]

Lanthipeptides are an important subfamily of ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides, and the removal of their N-terminal leader peptides by a designated protease(s) is a key step during maturation. Whereas proteases for class I and II lanthipeptides are well-characterized, the identity of the protease(s) responsible for class III leader…

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Human coronaviruses OC43 and HKU1 bind to 9-O-acetylated sialic acids via a conserved receptor-binding site in spike protein domain A [Microbiology]

Human betacoronaviruses OC43 and HKU1 are endemic respiratory pathogens and, while related, originated from independent zoonotic introductions. OC43 is in fact a host-range variant of the species Betacoronavirus-1, and more closely related to bovine coronavirus (BCoV)—its presumptive ancestor—and porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV). The β1-coronaviruses (β1CoVs) and HKU1 employ

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Liquid water is a dynamic polydisperse branched polymer [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

We developed the RexPoN force field for water based entirely on quantum mechanics. It predicts the properties of water extremely accurately, with Tmelt = 273.3 K (273.15 K) and properties at 298 K: ΔHvap = 10.36 kcal/mol (10.52), density = 0.9965 g/cm3 (0.9965), entropy = 68.4 J/mol/K (69.9), and dielectric…

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The impact of income, land, and wealth inequality on agricultural expansion in Latin America [Sustainability Science]

Agricultural expansion remains the most prominent proximate cause of tropical deforestation in Latin America, a region characterized by deforestation rates substantially above the world average and extremely high inequality. This paper deploys several multivariate statistical models to test whether different aspects of inequality, within a context of increasing agricultural productivity,…

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Reprogramming responsiveness to checkpoint blockade in dysfunctional CD8 T cells [Immunology and Inflammation]

Established T cell dysfunction is a barrier to antitumor responses, and checkpoint blockade presumably reverses this. Many patients fail to respond to treatment and/or develop autoimmune adverse events. The underlying reason for T cell responsiveness remains elusive. Here, we show that susceptibility to checkpoint blockade is dependent on the activation…

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Identifying coupled clusters of allostery participants through chemical shift perturbations [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Allosteric couplings underlie many cellular signaling processes and provide an exciting avenue for development of new diagnostics and therapeutics. A general method for identifying important residues in allosteric mechanisms would be very useful, but remains elusive due to the complexity of long-range phenomena. Here, we introduce an NMR method to…

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Dynamics of geologic CO2 storage and plume motion revealed by seismic coda waves [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

Quantifying the dynamics of sequestered CO2 plumes is critical for safe long-term storage, providing guidance on plume extent, and detecting stratigraphic seal failure. However, existing seismic monitoring methods based on wave reflection or transmission probe a limited rock volume and their sensitivity decreases as CO2 saturation increases, decreasing their utility…

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Exploring fast proton transfer events associated with lateral proton diffusion on the surface of membranes [Chemistry]

Proton diffusion (PD) across biological membranes is a fundamental process in many biological systems, and much experimental and theoretical effort has been employed for deciphering it. Here, we report on a spectroscopic probe, which can be tightly tethered to the membrane, for following fast (nanosecond) proton transfer events on the…

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Canonical Wnt is inhibited by targeting one-carbon metabolism through methotrexate or methionine deprivation [Cell Biology]

The nutrient-sensing metabolite S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) controls one-carbon metabolism by donating methyl groups to biochemical building blocks, DNA, RNA, and protein. Our recent work uncovered a requirement for cytoplasmic arginine methylation during Wnt signaling through the activity of protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1), which transfers one-carbon groups from SAM to many…

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Enhanced resistance to bacterial and oomycete pathogens by short tandem target mimic RNAs in tomato [Plant Biology]

Nucleotide binding site leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins of the plant innate immune system are negatively regulated by the miR482/2118 family miRNAs that are in a distinct 22-nt class of miRNAs with a double mode of action. First, they cleave the target RNA, as with the canonical 21-nt miRNAs, and second,…

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Limits of multifunctionality in tunable networks [Physics]

Nature is rife with networks that are functionally optimized to propagate inputs to perform specific tasks. Whether via genetic evolution or dynamic adaptation, many networks create functionality by locally tuning interactions between nodes. Here we explore this behavior in two contexts: strain propagation in mechanical networks and pressure redistribution in…

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Realizing the potential of dielectric elastomer artificial muscles [Engineering]

Soft robotics represents a new set of technologies aimed at operating in natural environments and near the human body. To interact with their environment, soft robots require artificial muscles to actuate movement. These artificial muscles need to be as strong, fast, and robust as their natural counterparts. Dielectric elastomer actuators…

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Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019

The Met Office says that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere in 2019 will rise at near record pace.

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A Refined Conjecture for the Variance of Gaussian Primes Across Sectors

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

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Bagsiden: I 1969 var optimismen i top, men …

Gensyn med fire trafikprognoser: Vi fik alligevel Farøforbindelsen

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The Atlantic Daily: One Nation, Under Two Presidents?

What We’re Following What comes next in the U.S.-Venezuela relationship? Venezuela has been ravaged by an economic crisis under the leadership of President Nicolás Maduro, and yesterday, the Trump administration took the drastic step of recognizing the 35-year-old opposition leader Juan Guaidó—who declared himself “interim president”—as head of the country. The move is heavy in symbolism, but it’

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Förskolebyggnader och lagerlokal i brand i Täby – misstänks vara anlagt

Två närliggande förskolebyggnader och en lagerlokal brinner i Täby, norr om Stockholm. Släckningsarbetet pågick vid 01-tiden för fullt och branden var enligt Aftonbladet inte under konroll.

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First confirmed cases of rabbit virus found in UK hares

New research from the University of East Anglia confirms cases of a rabbit virus found in hares. The first UK cases of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) have been detected in dead hares found in two locations — Essex and Dorset. RHDV2 normally affects rabbits, but the disease is known to have jumped to European brown hares in Italy, Spain, France and Australia. This is the first tim

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Carbon dioxide levels will soar past the 410 ppm milestone in 2019

Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, a key global warming gas, are forecast to continue to rise at an alarming rate

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Animation Shows The Life Cycle of a Solar Flare

Solar flares are explosive, energetic events that release intense radiation from the sun. They are caused by a buildup of magnetic energy — the sun also has an intense magnetic field — and a single flare can release the equivalent of millions of hydrogen bombs all going off at the same time. Now, for the first time, a team led by researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and th

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Life on Earth May Have Been Made Possible by an Ancient, Violent Collision

Life on Earth Did the violent, cosmic collision that created the moon make life on Earth possible? One new study suggests so. There are a number of theories for how life originated on Earth, many of which try to explain how our planet got the ingredients for life: elements like carbon and nitrogen. Previously, scientists have suggested that meteorites delivered life-giving elements to Earth. While

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This 'Library of Starlight' Lets Astronomers Peruse the Galaxy

Imagine going to a library where the books aren’t books at all, but detailed information on stars throughout our galaxy. Stars are the building blocks of clusters and galaxies; the information contained in their light provides details on temperature, composition, age, and motion. Now, a unique database called the MaNGA Stellar Library (after the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s Mapping Nearby Galaxies a

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Genetic Mutations In Our Bodies Might Be Less Random Than We Thought, Scientists Say

When it comes to evolution in humans, there are two main things making it happen, at least on the genetic level: The recombination of genes that happens when our parents' chromosomes pair up and the random mutations that inevitably result. A new high-resolution map of the human genome is providing scientists with their most detailed look yet at the dual roles those processes play in creating each

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Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life

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A plan to start mining on the Moon by 2025

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First confirmed cases of rabbit virus found in UK hares

Collaborative research led by the University of East Anglia has identified one of the causes of recent deaths in UK European brown hare populations.Working together with diagnostic laboratories in England, Scotland and Germany, the first UK cases of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) have been detected in dead hares found in two locations—Essex and Dorset. Researchers from UEA joined

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First confirmed cases of rabbit virus found in UK hares

Collaborative research led by the University of East Anglia has identified one of the causes of recent deaths in UK European brown hare populations.Working together with diagnostic laboratories in England, Scotland and Germany, the first UK cases of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) have been detected in dead hares found in two locations—Essex and Dorset. Researchers from UEA joined

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Cystic fibrosis drug combo found safe and effective for 2- to 5-year-olds

An open label Phase 3 study conducted at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and other centers established that a combination of cystic fibrosis drugs lumacaftor and ivacaftor is safe and effective in children aged 2-5 years, whose disease is caused by two copies of F508del-CFTR gene mutation — the most common and severe form of cystic fibrosis.

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Investigational monoclonal antibody to treat Ebola is safe in adults

The investigational Ebola treatment mAb114 is safe, well-tolerated, and easy to administer, according to findings from an early-stage clinical trial published in The Lancet. Eighteen healthy adults received the monoclonal antibody as part of a Phase 1 clinical trial that began in May 2018 at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine

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200 cognitive biases rule our everyday thinking

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making. The sheer amount of biases should teach us humility. And we should recognize the essential role they play in life, as well. None Aside from mythical spiritual figures and biblical kings, 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 arise

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Chelsea till ligacupfinal

Chelsea är framme i final i engelska ligacupen. Londonlaget slog ut ärkerivalen Tottenham efter straffläggning i den andra semifinalen, mittbacken David Luiz blev stor hjälte då han satte den avgörande straffen.

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Lessons learned from the adult neurogenesis debate

Since the 1960s, consensus about whether human adults generate new neurons with age has swayed back and forth from 'yes, at least in some places in the brain' to 'no, not at all.' Experts now argue that the conflicting reports are reconcilable and reveal issues related to the way we study the brain.

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Teaching human cells to clean house to delay aging and fight neurodegeneration

Researchers have unlocked a key process in all human cells that contributes to diseases like cancer and neurodegenerative diseases as well as aging. The discovery reveals how cells efficiently get rid of cellular junk, which when it accumulates, can trigger death and the health problems associated with getting older.

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3D human epidermal equivalent created using math

Scientists have successfully constructed a three-dimensional human epidermis based on predictions made by their mathematical model of epidermal homeostasis, providing a new tool for basic research and drug development.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Shutdown Funk

What We’re Following Today It’s Thursday, January 24. It’s the 34th day of the federal-government shutdown, and The Washington Post is reporting that the White House has asked federal agencies to make a list of their programs that could be in trouble if it continues into March or April. Meanwhile, the White House is reportedly preparing a draft proclamation for the president to declare a national

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FN leder Khashoggi-utredning om i Turkiet

Agnes Callamard, FN-expert på utomrättsliga avrättningar, kommer att resa till Turkiet nästa vecka för att leda en oberoende internationell utredning om mordet på den saudiske journalisten Jamal Khashoggi, enligt Reuters.

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New theory unlocks the secret behind protein-membrane interactions

Trillions of cells — all different shapes and sizes — form a human body's structure. Surrounding each cell is a membrane, jointly acting as hostess and security — welcoming certain information into the cell while making sure its components don't spill out into the body's void. Much is known about how the individual pieces of a cell work, but a significant understanding of how proteins interact

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Gas sensing 'artificial nose' created on 3D-printers

A new gas detector enables highly accurate odor analysis for so many different applications it has been nicknamed the 'artificial nose.' Researchers have developed a state-of-the-art microfluidic gas detector that can detect small traces of gases quickly and efficiently. It has a number of potential uses including environmental monitoring, food and beverage quality assessments, and biological and

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Alarming numbers of violent injuries among schoolchildren

Nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority delivered by guns or knives, according to recent research.

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Could MoviePass be saved? Beleaguered discount ticket firm to relaunch its unlimited movie plan

The beleaguered ticketing company claims it has found a 'break-even model' that will allow it to reintroduce an unlimited plan, where users can see as many movies as they want to each month.

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Self-assembling nanomaterial offers pathway to more efficient, affordable harnessing of solar power

New nanomaterials could provide a pathway to more efficient and potentially affordable harvesting of solar energy. Early research suggests these materials could create more usable charges and increase the theoretical efficiency of solar cells up to 44 percent.

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Gas sensing 'artificial nose' created on 3D-printers

A new gas detector enables highly accurate odor analysis for so many different applications it has been nicknamed the 'artificial nose.' Researchers have developed a state-of-the-art microfluidic gas detector that can detect small traces of gases quickly and efficiently. It has a number of potential uses including environmental monitoring, food and beverage quality assessments, and biological and

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Natural disasters leave their mark on kids who live through them

Health As these weather events increase, implementing preparation strategies is key. A new study examined data from schools in Australia whose kids were affected by the Black Saturday bushfires found that kids that saw more impact of the fire had poorer…

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Why a Border Wall Could Mean Trouble for Wildlife

If the Trump administration extends the wall at the southern border, it could degrade important habitats for animals and plants, even birds and insects.

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Nutidstestet vecka 4

Grön minister, gula västar och guld i grönvita skogar – häng med i Nutidstestet vecka 4. Fler test finns här.

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George Soros Attacks China's AI Push as 'Mortal Danger'

In a speech at Davos, financier and philanthropist George Soros warned of the dangers of combining government and corporate AI efforts.

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George Soros: Kina är ett dödligt hot mot fria samhällen

DAVOS. Finansmannen och filantropen George Soros, en stadig deltagare på Världsekonomiskt forum, varnade på torsdagen för att Kina är ett dödligt hot mot fria samhällens överlevnad. Särskilt pekade han ut den kinesiska ledningens strävan att med tekniska medel skapa ett totalitärt system där alla medborgare kontrolleras av staten.

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Dear Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Please Work to End War

A science writer urges a progressive young congresswoman to lead a broad peace movement — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Self-assembling nanomaterial offers pathway to more efficient, affordable harnessing of solar power

New nanomaterials could provide a pathway to more efficient and potentially affordable harvesting of solar energy. Early research suggests these materials could create more usable charges and increase the theoretical efficiency of solar cells up to 44 percent.

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Effective method for reducing hospital stay after 'whipple' operation

Implementing a new recovery pathway speeds time to next treatment for pancreatic cancer patients by 15 days, without increasing complication rates.

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Slim people have a genetic advantage when it comes to maintaining their weight

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have looked at why some people manage to stay thin while others gain weight easily. They have found that the genetic dice are loaded in favor of thin people and against those at the obese end of the spectrum.

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Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer's brain damage

A study in mice and people shows that sleep deprivation causes tau levels to rise and tau tangles to spread through the brain. Tau tangles are associated with Alzheimer's disease and brain damage.

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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.

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‘Never Forget’ Takes on a Whole New Meaning

“I have a message for you.” Klara, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, heard those words in 1961 on the streets of Tel Aviv. Like an epilogue, they would alter the course of her personal history, giving her the closure—and redemption—she had sought for years since escaping the Nazis in World War II. Klara tells her unimaginable story in Matan Rochlitz’s short documentary, I Have a Message for You ,

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DeepMind AI AlphaStar goes 10-1 against top 'StarCraft II' pros

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What is Hosting? What to look for in 2019?

Because I still hear a lot of questions about the hosting ( what is it? what someone need to have it? ), I've decided to write a few words about it and about last features and standards. I wrote from mobile, so don't kill me . Many of us use WordPress CMS as the main tool for their website development. It isn't cool or it is?! We'll see in the future. The Hosting is the virtual place ( or the ser

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AlphaStar (Deepmind's StarCraft 2 AI) beats 2 professional StarCraft 2 players 5-0 each

Played against LiquidTLO and Mana who are both professional StarCraft players. TLO wasn't playing as his favoured race but Mana was. Every game was comprehensively in AlphaStar's favour. AlphaStar is ominously good. However, to add to the discussion, I want to point out that AlphaStar has been APM limited in order to create a fairer playing field (APM is how many actions per minute a player perfo

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Sheep Ain't Baa-aad at Recognizing Faces (But Humans Are Better)

Scientists who claimed that sheep had humanlike facial recognition may be feeling a bit sheepish.

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Grave of explorer Matthew Flinders unearthed near London station

Remains of the first explorer to circumnavigate Australia rediscovered after 200 years by HS2 dig Some said he was buried under platform 4; others suggested platform 12 or 15. When a statue of Captain Matthew Flinders was installed at Euston in 2014, the only regret of those who had campaigned for a memorial to the explorer – who led the first circumnavigation of Australia – was that his final re

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This professional camera uses artificial intelligence to focus on and track subjects

Gadgets The camera utilizes ‘deep learning’ AF tech found inside high-end smartphones. Olympus pivots away from this year’s trend of full-frame mirrorless cameras with its newest offering.

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Envisioned 'octopus farms' would have far-reaching and detrimental environmental impact

Commercial octopus farming, currently in developmental stages on multiple continents, would have a negative ripple effect on sustainability and animal welfare, concludes a team of researchers.

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Protein promotes small artery growth to damaged heart tissue in mice, study finds

A collaboration between basic and clinical scientists has revealed a protein that promotes the growth of small arteries leading into oxygen-starved heart tissues in mice.

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Explosion i sophus i Malmö

Polisen och det nationella bombskyddet är på plats vid ett soprum i Malmö efter en detonation vid halv tiotiden på torsdagskvällen. Ingen person ska vara skadad, men en ambulans som stod i närheten ska ha fått lätta skador, uppger polisen för DN.

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Study identifies the most effective mental strategies that people use to get through aversive challenges

What strategies do you use to push through a tough challenge, be it a run on a treadmill or a stressful phone call with your boss? Perhaps you remind yourself of what you have to gain from completing the task, or you use distraction, or you think about the bad things that will happen if you give in? For a paper in the European Journal of Personality , a team led by Marie Hennecke at the Universit

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Crocodiles have complex past

A new study offers a different version to the evolutionary past of modern-day crocodiles and alligators. The study says crocodiles and alligators came from a variety of surroundings beginning in the early Jurassic Period, and various species occupied a host of ecosystems over time, including land, estuarine, freshwater and marine.

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Algorithm to predict PEDV outbreaks

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks. The proof-of-concept algorithm has potential for use in real-time prediction of other disease outbreaks in food animals.

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West Virginia study details promising method for estimating rural intravenous drug use

A study published today in the American Journal of Public Health estimates that 1,857 people injected drugs in the last six months in Cabell County, W.Va., a rural county with a population of 94,958. This estimate is based on an innovative survey technique that public health officials can now use in their own rural communities to address the opioid epidemic.

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Sleep Deprivation Causes Alzheimer’s Protein to Build up in the Brain

Our brains, like everything else about our bodies, change as we age. But the changes that happen to the Alzheimer's brain are not part of the normal aging process. Researchers have struggled to understand the underlying mechanisms that lead some people to develop Alzheimer’s. Now a new study published in Science has linked poor sleep to an abnormal build-up of an Alzheimer’s-promoting protein in t

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Astronaut to Fly on Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Replaced Because of Medical Issue

An Astronaut Replacement An astronaut scheduled to fly later this year aboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crewed test flight is being replaced because of a medical issue, NASA announced earlier this week (Jan 22). According to the agency, NASA astronaut Eric Boe has been removed from the crewed test flight and replaced with veteran NASA astronaut Mike Fincke. For now, Boe will assume Fincke’s posit

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Ernæringsprofessor skal udvikle nye behandlinger af svær overvægt

Jens Meldgaard Bruun bliver ny ernæringsprofessor ved Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus

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'Resident Evil 2' Review: A Horror Masterpiece, Rebuilt For Today

A remake of the 1998 zombie thriller finds its tension in scarcity—and ever-more-powerful undead enemies.

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Under Armour is Making Spacesuits for Virgin Galactic

Functional Fashion Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic just answered a question about its planned commercial flights — what the astronauts are supposed to wear — with a branding opportunity. The Virgin founder says he spacetech venture has partnered with sportswear maker Under Armour, which will design the spacesuits for Virgin astronauts, customers, and staff on the ground. Under Armour will also

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Space Station Designer: Indoor Lighting Is Making Us Sick

Soler Powered Robert Soler has the perfect name for his career — the ex-NASA scientist is an expert in sunlight. Specifically, Soler studies how sunlight affects humans. He helped design the lighting system on the International Space Station so that astronauts wouldn’t suffer from a lack of light while on missions. Now he’s one of the founders of BIOS Lighting , a startup creating lights that cou

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Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office January 11, 2019 Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn't involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in the human gut, have evolved a unique form of breathing

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Polisen sköt varningsskott efter påkörning

Vid halv tio-tiden kontrollerade polisen ett antal fordon när en personbilsförare körde in i ett polisfordon. Då avlossade polisen ett varningsskott mot bilen. Föraren av bilen och eventuella passagerare gav sig av till fots.

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How is a woodpecker like a football player?

As the National Football League (NFL) approaches its most prestigious game of the year, the Superbowl, fans are often treated to video montages of the big plays and hard hits that either led their teams to victory or contributed to the end of their season. While these clips serve to instill a sense of excitement […]

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Scientists are killing superbugs with viruses

CDC estimates say that 154 million antibiotic prescriptions are given out each year, 30 percent of which are unnecessary. The overuse of antibiotics have led to the rise of nigh-untreatable superbugs. Phage therapy offers a promising new way to overcome antibiotic resistance, but it also comes with its own risks and challenges. None In 1928, Alexander Fleming had just returned from vacation to hi

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When do you think we'll be able to live in affordable modular self-driving electric smart RVs?

I can see self driving RVs being a thing eventually. A lot of people may decide to live modestly and off grid with level 5 electric RVs. I'm thinking maybe 10 years tops. Thoughts? submitted by /u/Chispy [link] [comments]

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Self-assembling nanomaterial offers pathway to more efficient, affordable harnessing of solar power

New nanomaterials developed by researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) could provide a pathway to more efficient and potentially affordable harvesting of solar energy. Early research suggests these materials could create more usable charges and increase the theoretical efficiency of solar cells up to 44 percent.

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Smoking cessation strategies targeting stress reduction may be more successful in women

Women are 31 percent less likely to quit smoking successfully, in part because nicotine replacement therapy is more effective in male smokers. Female smokers experienced more stress and craving than men after viewing cellphone-delivered stress-inducing images, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Although all smokers making a cessation atte

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Fast action: Novel device may rapidly control plasma disruptions in a fusion facility

Feature describes prototype of new device that mitigates disruption of fusion plasmas faster than the most developed techniques today.

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Greenland's southwest ice sheet particularly sensitive to warming

The ice fields of southwest Greenland are becoming particularly sensitive to a climate cycle called the North Atlantic Oscillation as global warming proceeds. The largest sustained ice loss in Greenland from early 2003 to mid-2013 came from summertime melting of the ice fields in southwest Greenland. As global warming progresses, southwest Greenland will become a major contributor to sea level ris

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Megapixels: This swamp is full of frozen gator snouts

Animals But don't worry, they're just fine. If you’re an alligator, you deal with especially chilly days by dipping under the water and embracing the freeze.

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Did a planetary collision give Earth the stuff for life?

Earth most likely received the bulk of its carbon, nitrogen, and other life-essential volatile elements from the planetary collision that created the moon more than 4.4 billion years ago, according to a new study. “From the study of primitive meteorites, scientists have long known that Earth and other rocky planets in the inner solar system are volatile-depleted,” says study coauthor Rajdeep Dasg

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Spacewatch: reusable rocket sends Nasa experiments into space

New Shepard reaches altitude of 67 miles before returning to make soft landing on Earth Private company Blue Origin successfully launched a reusable rocket carrying eight Nasa -sponsored experiments to the edge of space on Wednesday. Lift-off took place at 15:05 GMT (09:05 CST) from its dedicated launch site in west Texas. The whole mission lasted just 10 mins 15s. After reaching an altitude of 1

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Envisioned 'octopus farms' would have far-reaching and detrimental environmental impact

Commercial octopus farming, currently in developmental stages on multiple continents, would have a negative ripple effect on sustainability and animal welfare, concludes a team of researchers in a newly published analysis.

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Study may explain why once-promising cancer drugs failed

Nearly two decades ago, a class of once-promising cancer drugs called MMP inhibitors mysteriously failed in clinical trials. Now scientists think they may have an explanation. A new study shows that when MMP enzymes are disabled, invasive cells can change their tactics. The findings in C. elegans worms could lead to better ways to prevent metastasis, the spread of the disease responsible for 90 pe

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Multicolor holography technology could enable extremely compact 3D displays

Researchers have developed a new approach to multicolor holography that could be used to make 3D color displays for augmented reality glasses, smartphones or heads-up displays without any bulky optical components.

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AI:Mastering the Real-Time Strategy Game StarCraft II

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Award Winning Transhumanist feature documentary "Immortality or Bust" with international debut at Raw Science Film Festival this Sat, Jan 26, 2:11PM — some Free Tickets

Friends, Supporters and Futurist, Join a group of us this Saturday, Jan 26, at 2:11PM at the Raw Science Film Festival in the historic United Artist Theatre in Los Angeles for the international debut screening of feature documentary "Immortality or Bust". It's a film on my cross-country tour on the coffin bus as I ran for the US Presidency in 2016 to spread #transhumanism and futurist ideas. It's

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Envisioned 'octopus farms' would have far-reaching and detrimental environmental impact

Commercial octopus farming, currently in developmental stages on multiple continents, would have a negative ripple effect on sustainability and animal welfare, concludes a team of researchers in a newly published analysis.

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Allvarlig olycka på E4 – kommer vara avstängt hela natten

En olycka har inträffat på E4 utanför Helsingborg. Fem personer har förts till sjukhus. Trafikverket gör bedömningen att vägen kommer att vara avstängd till klockan 06 på fredagsmorgonen. – Det är en del saneringsarbete som behöver göras, säger Rickard Lundqvist som är RLC-befäl hos polisen i

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Pesticides Are Harming Bees in Literally Every Possible Way

The weed killer dicamba is emerging as a big culprit in the mass die-off of bees.

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Italiensk domstol vill åtala Matteo Salvini för kidnappning

Italiens inrikesminister och partiledaren för högerextrema Lega, Matteo Salvini, kan straffas för beslutet att vägra 177 migranter att gå i land i Italien. En domstol har begärt att han ska åtalas för kidnappning, med upp till 15 års fängelse i straffskalan.

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Republicans Bend, But Don't Break, on the Shutdown

Updated on January 24 at 4:51 p.m. ET The shutdown will go on. Competing proposals to reopen the federal government each garnered majority support in the Senate on Thursday afternoon, but both failed to secure the necessary 60 votes to break an impasse that has dragged on for more than a month and cut off pay for 800,000 public employees. The votes were technically procedural in nature, to end de

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Gene-swapping in human sperm and eggs can increase genetic mutations in children

Exchanging DNA between chromosomes in a pair can greatly affect the chances that genes will mutate, massive study indicates

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Bing Went Down in China and No One Will Say Why

It could be technical issues or the government blocking Microsoft's search engine. Regardless, the service is back online.

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The WWE’s newest bad guy? A vegan who hates capitalism and consumerism.

Daniel Bryan has been a professional wrestler for years, but only recently made the character switch to become a heel. Bryan's unique heel work has caught a lot attention and praise among fans, and it's struck a nerve online too. In Bryan's critiques of consumerist culture, the lines between sincerity and parody often become blurred. None "I'm here to take you on a much-needed educational journey

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Baby pudu named for Korean pop star debuts at LA Zoo

Fans of a Korean pop star have raised more than $2,000 to name a baby deer at the Los Angeles Zoo after their favorite doe-eyed singer.

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New study says modern-day crocodiles and alligators came from variety of surroundings

A new study throws into question the notion that today's crocodiles and alligators have a simple evolutionary past.

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Drought in Lesotho heightened HIV risk in girls

Adolescent girls exposed to severe drought conditions in rural Lesotho had higher rates of HIV, according to a new study led by researchers at ICAP at Columbia University, a global health organization based at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and from the Lesotho Ministry of Health and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Discovery could advance blood pressure treatments

A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, working with the US Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), has discovered genetic associations with blood pressure that could guide future treatments for patients with hypertension.

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Baby pudu named for Korean pop star debuts at LA Zoo

Fans of a Korean pop star have raised more than $2,000 to name a baby deer at the Los Angeles Zoo after their favorite doe-eyed singer.

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Mediernes historier om medicin forvirrer læseren

Mediernes inkonsistente dækning af medicinsk stof gør læserne utrygge. Det viser en analyse, som medieforsker Kasper Bering Liisberg har foretaget.

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Machine learning cuts false alarms in I.C.U.

A new method that uses machine learning in hospital intensive care units could help doctors and nurses distinguish between false alarms from real medical issues. False alarms in ICUs are all too common. They use valuable time and increase the risk that medical personnel will miss real alarms in the flood of false ones. As part of a feasibility study within a data science project called ICU Cockpi

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Irriterad Djurgårdstränare efter ny förlust

Än en gång förstörde Malmös målvakt Cristopher Nihlstorp Djurgårdens segerchans. Efter tisdagens 3–1-seger hemma i Malmö, vann skåningarna torsdagskvällens returmatch på Hovet med 3–2. Efter matchen var Djurgårdens tränare Robert Ohlsson irriterad.

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The collision that formed the moon may have delivered the building blocks of life

Space Sort of a two-birds-with-one-planet-sized-stone situation. The origin of the moon and the origin of life on Earth might be more tied together than we once thought, according to a new study in Science Advances.

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Apple might start making its own batteries for iPhones and Macs

Apple's quest to control every part of its products continues.

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Crocodiles have complex past

A new study offers a different version to the evolutionary past of modern-day crocodiles and alligators. The study, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, says crocodiles and alligators came from a variety of surroundings beginning in the early Jurassic Period, and various species occupied a host of ecosystems over time, including land, estuarine, freshwater and marine.

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DeepMind AI thrashes human professionals at video game StarCraft IIDeepMind AlphaStar

DeepMind has built a StarCraft II-playing AI called AlphaStar. It beat professional human players 10-0

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Elon Musk: Regulators Approved Tesla “Remote Control” Feature

Advanced Summon Some Teslas can change lanes, make turns, and steer by themselves. And soon you might be able to steer them from afar, like giant remote control (RC) car. In a Tuesday tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed that “regulators” had approved Tesla’s Advanced Summon feature, and that the feature is “almost ready.” The news comes after Musk complained in a Jan. 10 tweet that he was “getting

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Noisy gene atlas to help reveal how plants 'hedge their bets' in race for survival

Plant scientists have built a gene expression atlas that maps the 'noisy genes' of genetically identical plants. This is helping to explain why 'twin' plants, with identical genes, grown in identical environments continue to display unique characteristics all of their own.

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Stellar winds, the source material for the universe, are clumpy

Data recorded by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory of a neutron star as it passed through a dense patch of stellar wind emanating from its massive companion star provide valuable insight about the structure and composition of stellar winds.

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Zika vaccines should induce responses by CD4+ T cells

Immune cells called CD4+ T cells could be important mediators of protection against the Zika virus, according to a new study. The findings support vaccine strategies that induce a protective CD4+ T cell response to the Zika virus.

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Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster

As sea temperatures rise, mammals and birds may lose their edge over the cold-blooded species they eat, as well as the sharks that hunt them.

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Sonos looking to add smart headphones to its lineup, report says – CNET

Sonos may dominate the high-end wireless speaker market, but it's reportedly hoping to extend its influence to mobile use.

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This galaxy is no match for a hungry cluster

A new study led by Yale University astronomers tells the story of a galaxy that ran out of gas.

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Extreme weather is preventing plants from processing carbon

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Axolotl genome sequenced, revealing regeneration genes

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Breakthrough reported in fabricating nanochips

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Killer virus unleashed on a childhood eye cancer

Killer virus unleashed on a childhood eye cancer Killer virus unleashed on a childhood eye cancer, Published online: 23 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00273-z Scientists investigate an alternative to eye removal and chemotherapy.

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Ecologists Eavesdrop with Bioacoustics

By coupling audio recordings with satellite data and camera traps, ecologists can keep their eyes—and ears—on protected tropical forests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Man i 85-årsåldern gripen misstänkt för mordförsök

En man i 85-årsåldern har gripits misstänkt för försök till mord i Norrköping. Mannen ska ha skadat en kvinna i 70-årsåldern i deras gemensamma bostad.

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Så smakar 2019: Heta dieter det pratas om

Testa keto, paleo, vegan och lågkalori – här är recepten.

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Genetic risk for ADHD manifest in brain structure in childhood

There is only scant scientific evidence on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood and, to date, studies have focused primarily on adult populations. The question remains unanswered.

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What it takes to be a giant shark

Have you ever wondered why the Megalodon shark became to be so big? Or wondered why some other sharks are much smaller?

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Photos: A Venezuelan Opposition Leader Declares Himself ‘Interim President’

Venezuela, which has been enduring a long-standing economic crisis, is now in the midst of a crisis of leadership. On Wednesday, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, declared himself the country’s “interim president,” until elections can be held, during a mass rally against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó’s position as the new leader of Venezuela was quickly

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Self-Driving Cars Could Rely on Crowdsourced Maps

Better Path Google Maps might be detailed enough to help you find a new restaurant, but if you want your car to autonomously drive you to dinner, it’s going to need a map that’s far more accurate. Now a startup with the punny name Mapillary thinks it’s figured out the best way to generate that map . Mapillary says it’s using a combination of crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to create con

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Tränaren Henry avstängd – av klubben

Thierry Henry stängs av från sin roll som tränare för Monaco, i väntan på ett beslut om hans framtid i Ligue 1-klubben.

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Senaten röstar för att avsluta nedstängningen

Den amerikanska senaten ska under torsdagen rösta mellan två förslag till lösningar på statsapparatens delvisa nedstängning. Republikanerna och Demokraterna står bakom var sitt förslag, men inget väntas samla de 60 röster som krävs.

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Prodell till Örebro

Anfallaren Viktor Prodell byter klubb, men stannar i allsvenskan. 30-åringen lämnar Elfsborg för spel i Örebro.

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Google Wanted to Prohibit Workers From Organizing by Email

CEO Sundar Pichai pledged to support workers who walk out, but his lawyers say that employees shouldn't be allowed to use company email to organize.

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Douglas Costle, Who Helped Create the E.P.A. and Then Ran It, Dies at 79

He helped conceive the environmental agency that President Nixon created in 1970 and oversaw it through crises in the Carter administration.

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Why we still underestimate the Neanderthals

Evidence is increasingly forcing us to re-visit our assumptions about the Neanderthals.

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New Service Delivers Name-Brand Goods Then Returns for the Packaging

Brand New Recycling company TerraCycle has a plan to end the world’s reliance on single-use plastics . At the World Economic Forum on Thursday, the company announced Loop , an environmentally friendly delivery service that has the potential to radically change the retail industry — and it already has the backing of some of the world’s biggest consumer brands. Special Delivery Loop isn’t entirely

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