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Scientists Discover How To ‘Upload Knowledge To Your Brain’

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Meet Miss. R, the Electric Car

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Q&A: When the Cat Needs a Painkiller

Owners have few good options for cats that need long-term relief.

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Två knivhuggna i Västerås

Två personer har blivit knivhuggna i Västerås.

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The US is falling behind China in crucial race for AI dominance

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Amazon writes Sundance's first big check for Mindy Kaling movie – CNET

Amazon sealed a reported $13 million deal for Kaling's film Late Night, the first big purchase of this year's film fest and one of the biggest ever.

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Economics helps explain why suicide is more common among Protestants

Protestantism is good for some people and bad for others. At least that is the conclusion if we are to judge by the stark matters of life, or death, and prosperity. For the majority of the population, Protestantism tends to raise economic prosperity through better education . But for people who are in a suicidal state of mind, the individualistic qualities of Protestantism can tip the balance tow

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Kanadas Kina-ambassadör sparkas efter kritiserat utspel

Kanadas ambassadör i Kina, John McCallum, får lämna sin post, meddelade premiärminster Justin Trudeau på lördagen. Utvecklingen är ett resultat av det iskalla diplomatiska läget mellan länderna, och ambassadörens kommentarer kring Huawei-chefen Meng Wanzhou som misstänks för bedrägeri.

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Bodin mästare i X-games igen – Thorgren trea

Snöskoterproffset Daniel Bodin har tagit sitt femte guld i X-games. Snowboardåkaren Sven Thorgren får däremot fortsätta jaga sin första titel i Aspen, USA.

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Frankrike: Elfte helgen med Gula västprotest

För elfte helgen i rad gav sig deltagare i proteströrelsen Gula västarna ut på gatorna i franska städer för att demonstrera mot president Emmanuel Macron och hans politik.

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Sverige femma i VM efter seger mot Kroatien

Efter två raka förluster kom till slut en seger, i matchen som gällde femte plats i handbolls-VM.

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Adults don’t take girls in pain as seriously as boys

When assessing how much pain a child is experiencing based on identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys feel more than girls, according to a new study. Researchers attribute this downgrading of girls’ pain and/or upgrading of boys’ pain to culturally ingrained, and scientifically unproven, myths like “boys are more stoic” or “girls are more emotive.” A diverse sample of

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Quagliarella tangerade Batistutas 25 år gamla målrekord

Sampdoria slog Udinese med 4–0 på hemmaplan under lördagskvällen. Men det var en annan siffra i matchen som skapade rubriker.

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‘The Shutdown Was the Price of Trump’s Tuition’

That the turmoil of the past five weeks was all for “nothing,” in policy terms, is what I argued in a post earlier today . After all the disruption to individual lives and collective services and well-being, Donald Trump accepted the same deal that had been available as of December 19. Two readers write in to challenge the “nothing” assessment. First, from a former federal employee: Your post sug

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending January 26, 2019)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.

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Sverige klimatrankas bäst i världen

Inget land förtjänar omdömet ”mycket bra” när det gäller att bemästra klimatförändringarna, enligt en internationell rankning. Men bland dem som är ”bra” ligger Sverige i topp.

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Beväpnad man sköt ihjäl fem i Louisiana – på fri fot

En beväpnad man har skjutit fem personer till döds i Ascension-Livingston i Louisiana i USA.

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Geek Deals: Get Affordable Games and Start Streaming with Caffeine

If you want a simple streaming solution and a bunch of cool games to play for your audience, today’s Humble Caffeine Bundle is a must-have. Try out a cool pre-release streaming app while …

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Inside Earth, Microbes Approach Immortality

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

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Inside Earth, Microbes Approach Immortality

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

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Japanska företag hotades med giftkuvert

Flera japanska läkemedelsföretag och en av landets största tidningar har mottagit brev som misstänks innehålla ett dödligt gift, men också hot och utpressningskrav.

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Officer hade topphemligheter i ryggsäck

En högt uppsatt marinofficer blev påkommen med att i sin tjänsteryggsäck ha ett usb-minne med kopior av topphemliga dokument, rapporterar Aftonbladet.

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Sjöström långt efter i fjäril i premiären

Sarah Sjöström blandade och gav i Euro Meet i Luxemburg, hennes tävlingspremiär för säsongen.

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Kunstig intelligens vinder over professionelle Starcraft-spillere

Googles DeepMind vandt to gange fem slag. Det ses som et afgørende skridt fremad for AI-forskning.

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114 bekräftade döda efter bensinexplosionen

Arbetet med att identifiera de människor som dödades när en läckande bensinledning exploderade utanför staden Tlahuelilpan i Mexiko tidigare den här månaden fortsätter. Hittills har 114 människor bekräftats döda.

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Analysts: Bitcoin Mining Costs More Than Its Worth

Rough Patch Bitcoin is going through a rough patch. The value of Bitcoin dropped below $3,600 over the last week — a long fall from its average value last year of about $6,500. Analysts with JPMorgan Chase & Co. found that the cost of mining a single Bitcoin outweighed the actual value of the Bitcoin itself, Bloomberg reports . Analysts found the global average cost hovered around $4,060 globally

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Tungt VM-genrep för VÖN – utslagen i första åket

Fyra och sjua i Idre. I VM-genrepet i kanadensiska Blue Mountain blev skicross-åkaren Victor Öhling Norberg utslagen redan i världscuptävlingens första åk.

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Familjens ombud: Viktigt att polisens ansvar prövas

DN:s kartläggning av natten då polisen sköt ihjäl en 20-åring med Downs syndrom väcker reaktioner. Advokaten Tomas Nilsson, som företräder den döde Eric Torells familj, anser att det är viktigt att polisens agerande prövas rättsligt.

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”Mohammed Al-Amoudi mår bra – men är fortfarande frihetsberövad”

På lördagen kom ny information om situationen för Mohammed Al-Amoudi, den svenska oljekoncernen Preems ägare som sedan 15 månader suttit frihetsberövad i Saudiarabien. "Han lever och mår bra", är budskapet från Al-Amoudis talesman.

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Rivstart krävs för hinna med alla reformer

Ett högt reformtempo väntar för den nya regeringen de kommande åren. Samarbetspartierna S, C, L och MP måste rivstarta för att hinna genomföra allt som de har kommit överens om.

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Uppgifter: Uppgörelse om Afghanistan nära

I en fjärde runda av fredssamtal mellan USA och talibanerna i Afghanistan har parterna tagit fram ett utkast till en form av fredsavtal, enligt uppgifter i flera medier. I den uppges ingå att utländska styrkor ska lämna landet inom 18 månader.

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Över 50 massgravar hittade i Kongo-Kinshasa

Över 50 massgravar har upptäckts i västra Kongo-Kinshasa, meddelar ett av FN:s rättsorgan i landet.

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Swedish AP funds: No confidence in mining company Vale

The Council on Ethics of the Swedish AP funds has lost confidence in the mining company Vale. It seems like the AP funds will pull away from an investment of billions of SEK in the Brazilian mining corporation.

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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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The Economist – The steam has gone out of globalisation

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Images Surface of Russia’s Alleged Heavy Strike Drone

Hunter Drone New images have surfaced of Russia’s alleged Sukhoi “Okhotnik” (or “Hunter) heavy strike drone on a runway, taken at an undisclosed location, Popular Mechanics reports . Officials have yet to confirm the legitimacy of the images that first surfaced on Russian social media site VK. The Drive suggests the images may have been leaked by Russia’s Ministry of Defense, since it has been te

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #4

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jan 20 through Sat, Jan 26, 2019 Editor's Pick The way we eat could doom us as a species. Here’s a new diet designed to save us. The EAT-Lancet Commission’s “planetary health diet” is bold and controversial. Eating more plant-based burgers could help us avoid environmental catas

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AP-fondernas etikråd: Obefintligt förtroende för gruvbolaget

AP-fondernas etikråd har tappat förtroendet för gruvbolaget Vale. Mycket pekar nu på att AP-fonderna kommer att dra sig ur sin miljardsatsning i den brasilianska gruvjätten: – Vi har ett obefintligt förtroende för Vale efter olyckan, säger generalsekreteraren för svenska AP-fondernas etikråd John Howchin.

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A Beautiful World: How citizen scientists can save the world

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Sverige premiärslog Ryssland – Pizzoni Elfving visade vägen

Vänersborg. Han har inte spelat en bandymatch på åtta veckor. När VM på hemmaplan inleddes var det David Pizzoni Elfving som visade vägen. Till slut blev det svensk premiärseger mot Ryssland med 6-4.

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Mitsubishi: How Hydrogen Fuel Cells Can Power The World

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Uber Snitched on Teen Who Used Its Scooter to Rob Bank

Worst Getaway Ever Robbing a bank is never a good idea. We shouldn’t have to tell you that. But a teenager from Austin really stretched the boundaries of what defines a bad idea. 19-year-old Luca Mangiarano decided to rob a BBVA Compass bank in downtown Austin on Thursday, Texas local newspaper Austin American-Statesman reports . His getaway vehicle of choice: a Jump electric scooter. Mangiarano

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Apple's next low-cost iPads might skip Face ID

If the redesigned iPad Pro gave you hope that Apple would deliver a similar overhaul for lower-cost iPads, you might want to temper your expectations. Code sleuther Steve Troughton-Smith …

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Djurgården körde över Frölunda med 6–1

Frölunda var aldrig i närheten. Ledda av Jacob Josefsson och Emil Bemström kunde Djurgården utklassa göteborgarna (6–1). Ändå kan stockholmarna tacka sin målvakt Adam Reideborn för segern.

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First confirmed cases of rabbit virus found in UK hares

New research 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 time that RHDV2 has been found in hare

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New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

A team has developed a new tool that images blood flow through capillaries, detecting subtle changes in capillary organization for early diagnosis of disease.

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Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians

A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a new study.

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Scientist Tells World Leaders MDMA and Magic Mushrooms Should Be Legal

Talking Psychedelics It’s not the kind of topic you would expect to be discussed at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It’s when world leaders, business moguls, and economists meet to discuss the pressing issues facing the world. During an interview with Business Insider , Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research at Imperial College in London, said th

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Women gain weight when job demands are high

Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 people in Sweden.

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Ny seger för norske suveränen – tung dag för svenskarna

Inget kan stoppa suveräne norske skidskytten Johannes Thingnes Bø. Han tog elfte segern för säsongen på 14 tävlingar när han vann jaktstarten i Anterselva.

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Lowering microplastic load using jellyfish blooms

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Researchers discover record-breaking salamander

Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander. The finding was published in Subterranean Biology.

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Dammkatastrofen: Gruvbolagets tillgångar fryses

413 personer saknades på lördagen fortfarande efter den svåra dammolyckan i Brasilien. Myndigheterna fryser nu stora delar av gruvbolaget Vales tillgångar och president Jair Bolsonaro lovar att de skyldiga ska straffas.

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Karin Bojs: Därför har hundar så olika personlighet

Klok som en pudel, självsäker som en schäfer, ettrig som en terrier, flitig som en border collie… Olika hundraser har olika mentala egenskaper, och det ligger till stor del i generna.

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Psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously

Gender stereotypes can hurt children — quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new study.

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Record-breaking salamander

Researchers have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander.

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'GO dough' makes graphene easy to shape and mold

A team has turned graphene oxide into a soft, moldable and kneadable play dough that can be shaped and reshaped into free-standing, three-dimensional structures.

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Specific difficulties faced by people with autism

Theory of mind, or the ability to represent other people's minds as distinct from one's own, can be difficult for people with autism. A new test provides researchers with a better understanding of the source of this difficulty.

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Ny flyktingbåt vägras lägga till i Italien

ROM. I över en vecka har 47 migranter befunnit sig på fartyget Sea Watch 3 som nu ligger för ankar utanför staden Siracusa på Sicilien. Italiens inrikesminister Matteo Salvini säger återigen blankt nej till att migranterna skall få gå i land. Detta gäller även minderåriga ensamkommande barn.

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Naomi Osaka’s Australian Open Victory Shatters the Status Quo

For the past half-decade, women’s tennis has been a paragon of parity, with one glaring exception. Twelve different women have won at least one grand-slam title since 2014; one of them, Serena Williams, has collected six in that time frame. There, in a nutshell, is the recent history of the sport: a handful of excellent players (Angelique Kerber, Garbiñe Muguruza) and one world-annihilating super

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Fyra frågor för att hitta meningen med livet

Livsåskådningen som får japaner att leva längre • Så finner du din ikigai.

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Battling AI algorithm tested on a quantum computer for first time

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Chinese Scientists Cloned Gene-Edited Monkeys With Horrifying Results

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Kulrøg forpester luften i London

Mens industrirøgen er på retur i den britiske hovedstad, fyres der på livet løs i åbne kaminer og kulfyrede komfurer, rapporterede Ingeniørens udsendte og hostende medarbejder i 1965.

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Roger Stone’s Greatest Liability

Roger Stone opened the door early Friday morning to a group of gun-toting FBI agents and a seven-count federal indictment—the latest arrest in the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Robert Mueller’s chatty, informative indictment underscores Stone’s fierce loyalty to Donald Trump, and proves a larger point, too: Character is destiny. Roger S

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When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter Is a Storm-Eat-Storm World

Plus, Saturn’s awesome—and useful!—rings.

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When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 26)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DeepMind Beats Pros at Starcraft in Another Triumph for Bots Tom Simonite | Wired “DeepMind’s feat is the most complex yet in a long train of contests in which computers have beaten top humans at games. Checkers fell in 1994, chess in 1997, and DeepMind’s earlier bot AlphaGo became the first to beat a champion at the board game Go in 2016. The StarCraft bot is the most pow

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New HD Photo of Ultima Thule Looks Like a Giant Beat Up BB-8

A Very Distant Flyby NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft recently broke the record for the most distant flyby of any space body on January 2. It got a brief glimpse of a curiously shaped space rock called Ultima Thule (or MU69), some 4 billion miles away. The first images we got to see of the “snowman”-shaped Kuiper Belt object were pretty pixellated and didn’t show an awful lot of detail. But as the

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”Kritiken mot Rosling bygger på en karikatyr”

Hans poäng var inte att allt bara blir bättre i världen, skriver Johan Norberg.

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You should start your spring cleaning now

Science The holidays are over and the weather outside is still frightful. May as well make use of it. If you do your spring cleaning now, you’ll be able to enjoy the first warm days of spring outside smelling flowers instead of inside scrubbing floors.

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Weekend reads: Sokal on Sokal Squared hoax; is open access enough?; replication in the humanities

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a showdown over a paper on abortion laws that left … Continue reading Weekend reads: Sokal on Sokal Squared hoax; is open ac

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What 35 Days of Shutdown Accomplished: Nothing

On December 19 of last year, as reported here , the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown, while postponing decisions about “the wall” until later on. At the time there was every indication that Donald Trump’s administration had agreed to the deal. As a CNN story reported: “Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the current no. 2 highest-ranki

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Feared Dead: “An Honorable Death”

Opportunity Rover Fifteen years ago this week, NASA’s Opportunity rover touched down on Mars. Now, officials are acknowledging that the rover could be permanently out of commission due to a dust storm that knocked it out of communication with Earth in the summer of 2018. “This could be the end,” principal investigator Steven Squyres told the New York Times on Friday. “Under the assumption that th

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Svensk vill få britter ompröva brexit i konstprojekt

Med falska nyheter och riktade annonser skapade den svenske multimediakonstnären Jonas Lund en påhittad propagandakampanj i London. Kampanjens uppdrag: att upphäva brexit.

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Ylva Johansson: Bra att man inte bestämmer allt själv ibland

– De här reformerna måste göras på ett helt annat sätt, och det är jag garant för. Arbetsmarknadsminister Ylva Johansson (S) lovade i Ekots lördagsintervju att Arbetsförmedlingen ska stöpas om smartare än under alliansregeringen. Hon var samtidigt mjuk mot C och L: – Det är kanske bra att man inte får bestämma allt själv ibland.

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A Cambrian Explosion In Deep Learning, Part 3: NVIDIA

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Advanced Extraterrestrials as an Approximation to God

Our first encounter with E.T. technology could be as baffling to us as a smartphone would have been to a Neandertal — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Roma Is the Latest Entry in Alfonso Cuarón’s Feminist Oeuvre

John Cuneo A single line of dialogue in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma , spoken by a character based on his mother to a character based on his childhood caretaker, lays bare the theme of the entire film. “No matter what they tell you,” the mother says, “we women are always alone.” By the time she makes this pronouncement, more than an hour and a half in, it feels like an understatement. Set in early-1970s

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Should Reality Make Us Glad or Sad?

Some sages say seeing things as they truly are should make us feel fantastic, but others demur — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Steven Johnson: ‘Decision-making should be taught in schools’

The author of Everything Bad Is Good for You on his new book, and why decision-making is a creative process Steven Johnson is a popular science author of 11 books, including the bestseller Everything Bad Is Good for You. Now 50, he divides his time between California and New York, the decision of where to live being at the heart of his latest book, Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matte

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Författaren Jarl Hammarberg död

Författaren, poeten och bildkonstnären Jarl Hammarberg är död, bekräftar hans anhöriga för TT.

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Oslo made its city center basically car-free–and it's great.

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How 'Star Trek' and Sci-Fi Influenced Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder spent his summers reading Asimov and has named pets and companies after 'Star Trek' characters.

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A Six Flags Fingerprints Ruling, Supply Chain Hacks, and More Security News This Week

Google's elite security team, police scanner encryption, and more of the week's top security news.

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Should Reality Make Us Glad or Sad?

Some sages say seeing things as they truly are should make us feel fantastic, but others demur — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Advanced Extraterrestrials as an Approximation to God

Our first encounter with E.T. technology could be as baffling to us as a smartphone would have been to a Neandertal — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Två personer har gått genom isen i Mellerud

Två personer har gått genom isen i Melleruds kommun, rapporterar GT. Två helikoptrar, dykare och ambulanser har larmats till platsen.

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Why This Enormous, Scaly Foot Looks Like It's from a Dinosaur

A deceased male cassowary recently put his best foot forward on Twitter.

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Could Evolution Ever Bring Back the Dinosaurs?

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years before they died in an asteroid blast 66 million years ago. So, could these gigantic reptiles ever re-evolve back to our modern world?

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Varning för kraftiga snöfall på flera platser

På söndag väntas stora snömängder på flera platser i landet och SMHI varnar för halka på vägarna, främst i landets södra delar.

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Myhrer sjua i Kitzbühel

André Myhrer slutade på sjunde plats i världscupslalomen i österrikiska Kitzbühel.

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Därför kan en bild av Förintelsen säga både mer och mindre än tusen röster

Kan ett hologram av en människa som överlevde Auschwitz stärka minnet av nazisternas folkmord? Inför Förintelsens minnesdag den 27 januari är frågan om hur vi ska minnas central. Att undersöka bilders vittnesmål är då ett möjligt sätt att minnas, och att förhindra att historien upprepar sig, skriver Rebecka Katz Thor.

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New Railgun-Like Device Stabilizes Fusion Reactions

Chaotic Reactors As scientists try to work out the kinks of nuclear fusion, a type of atomic reaction that would generate vast amounts of cheap, clean electricity, they sometimes encounter problems. High-energy plasma inside the reactor can behave unpredictably, grinding any fusion that may have been happening to a halt and damaging equipment. The current fix for these plasma disruptions is to ra

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Ugens debat: Nytter det overhovedet noget at ændre kostvaner?

Et internationalt forsker­panel har foreslået en ‘global diæt’, som panelet mener vil redde millioner af mennesker og give Jorden langt bedre betingelser. Læserne på ing.dk var ikke helt så sikre på, at kostvanerne er problemet – eller at det løser noget at ændre dem.

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Scenrecension: Skådespelarna lämnas i sticket i jungfrulek utan precision

När Kulturhuset Stadsteatern och Teater Giljotin gör sitt första samarbete är det i en pjäs som kräver maximal precision – Jean Genets ”Jungfruleken”. Men skådespelarna fastnar i pjäsens klibbiga spindelväv.

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This Is What Happens When You Drunkenly Swallow a Live Catfish

One afternoon in April 2016, four friends in the Netherlands got drunk, took some ecstasy, and stared into a fish tank. They were feeling particularly inspired by an old episode of the TV show Jackass —specifically, a segment in which the stunt personality Steve-O swallows a live goldfish. So they dunked their empty glasses into the tank, scooped up a small collection of goldfish one at a time, a

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The Other Two Is a Winning Portrait of a Gen-Z World

The Other Two , Comedy Central’s new series, has visual jokes so sharp that you could watch it with the sound off and it would still be funnier than many other shows. There’s Chase Dreams (Case Walker), a 13-year-old internet superstar whose look is Justin Bieber on mushrooms: harem pants, gold chains, leather jackets that look like they’re made out of a multi-pack of neon markers. Chase’s mother

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Why creating the perfect cup of coffee really is rocket science

Dubai pair plan to blast beans into space in their quest for a flawless roast As a rival to the Millennium Falcon or the Starship Enterprise, a proposed spacecraft from entrepreneurs Anders Cavallini and Hatem Alkhafaji is low on sophistication and rocket thrust. In fact, it would be built to carry out only one task: to produce perfectly roasted coffee beans – in outer space. Hence the craft’s na

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Edith Hall – from Aristotle to Oprah and back again: how to live your best life

"Aristotle invents empirical science, where you go out with your own senses and amass data and then infer scientific principles from it. He simply treats morality in the same way." How to find happiness, how to deal with loss, and how to build a democracy that works. None We've been talking a lot lately on this show about happiness. What it is, where we can get more of it, why it does not yet see

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A 'Multicultural Toilet' and Other Innovations to Fix Flying

This year's Crystal Cabin nominees offer new ways to make the most of precious space.

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending January 26, 2019)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.

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How Humans Get in the Way of Clean Water

There are many cheap and effective ways to provide safe water to the world’s poor regions. But projects often fail due to inadequate planning, maintenance or persuasive power — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Monica Beets' Wedding | Gold Rush

The Beets family gathers in Dawson City to celebrate Monica's marriage! Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRush/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.com/Discovery We're on Instagr

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Krisen i Venezuela – detta har hänt

Dödliga gatuprotester och två politiska läger som gör anspråk på presidentmakten. Med en ekonomi i fritt fall har Venezuela rasat ner i en djup politisk kris den senaste veckan. Detta är det viktigaste som har hänt.

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Europas ledare ökar trycket på Venezuela: ”Utlys nyval”

Frankrikes president Emmanuel Macron erkänner Juan Guaidó som övergångspresident i Venezuela – om inte ett nyval utlyses inom åtta dagar. Det skriver han på Twitter på lördagen. Även Tyskland och Spanien har intagit samma hållning mot den hårdföre ledaren Nicolás Maduro. Krisen gör att FN:s säkerhetsråd är kallat till möte.

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Fransk seger i Ulricehamn – tungt för svenskarna

De svenska skidherrarna ser ut att vara långt ifrån VM-formen med bara knappt fyra veckor kvar till världsmästerskapet i Österrike. På 15 kilometer fristil i Ulricehamn var bästa svensk, Viktor Thorn, inte bättre än 23:a, mer än en minut efter segraren Maurice Manificat från Frankrike.

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Starka reaktioner på Michael Jackson-dokumentär

Den nya omtalade Michael Jackson-dokumentären har haft premiär och möttes som väntat av starka reaktioner. Polis och sjukvårdare fanns på plats i biografen – och starkt berörda filmkritiker fick mothugg av arga Jacksonfans.

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The White House’s Move on Venezuela Is the Least Trumpian Thing It’s Done

It didn’t begin with a tweet. Donald Trump’s decision this week to recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader as the nation’s legitimate president is surprising on many levels. But one of them is that it didn’t arrive as a bolt from the president’s blue-checkmarked Twitter account. No delicate diplomacy with a nuclear-armed nation was blown to smithereens by a couple hundred dashed-off characters fr

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Scientists are working on a pill for loneliness

Modern life has led to greater isolation, which can fuel an array of disorders. If there are medications for social pains like depression and anxiety, why not loneliness? Loneliness is part of the human condition. A primeval warning sign, like hunger or thirst, to seek out a primary resource: connection. Millions of years of evolution have shaped us into creatures who need social bonds in the sam

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14 Best Weekend Deals: Pixel 3, iPad Pro, and More

Now is a great time to pick up these Android phones, robot vacuums, videogames, and more.

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How a Trash-Talking Furry Became Esports' Dominant Player

Dominique McLean has been winning fighting-game tournaments since his early teens—but now SonicFox, as he's known, has turned a knack into a dynasty.

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Kunstig intelligens indtager alt fra toiletkumme til talerstol

Den kunstige intelligens er flyttet ind i både babyseng, katteskål og cykel. Og så har den lært at skrive overbevisende taler.

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Scenrecension: Orfeus på frälsartripp i David Lynch-land

I ett lågt pulserande tempo spelas Tennessee Williams version av Orfeusmyten på Elverkets scen. Det är en intelligent tolkning av ”Orfeus stiger ner” som ger publiken tid att tänka.

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Trasigt lås på godsvagn i olyckan på Stora Bältbron

Låsanordningen som skulle hålla fast ett lastbilssläp fungerade inte vid olyckan på Stora Bältbron i Danmark i början av januari.

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Naomi Osaka tog hem Australian Open

Naomi Osaka har vunnit Australian Open i tennis för första gången efter att ha besegrat Petra Kvitová med 7–6, 5–7, 6–4 i finalen. Segern är den 21-åriga japanskans andra i en grand slam-turnering – och den andra raka.

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Texas Grid Is Now 30% Carbon-Free, Led By Wind

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Flygolyckan i Alperna krävde sju liv

Antalet döda efter olyckan i Italien där en helikopter och ett mindre flygplan krockade har stigit till sju.

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Germany should phase out coal use by 2038: commission (Update)

Germany should stop using coal for electricity production by 2038, a government-appointed commission said Saturday, laying out an 80-billion euro roadmap to phase out the polluting fuel.

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Affaldsdirektør om plasticaffald: Vi løser ikke problemet fra bunden af skraldespanden

PLUS. Skrappe designkrav til producenter og afgifter er vejen til at løse plastproblemer, mener affaldsdirektør, der gerne så plastic være en del af EU-valgkampen.

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Use a microscope as a shovel? Researchers dig it

Using a familiar tool in a way it was never intended to be used opens up a whole new method to explore materials, report UConn researchers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Their specific findings could someday create much more energy-efficient computer chips, but the new technique itself could open up new discoveries in a broad range of stuffs.

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How to ask for a raise as a millennial

Millennials objectively have it harder than past generations. Wages are stagnant while housing, healthcare, and education costs soar. Ask for a raise every year. Hobbes frames it like this: "If your company is employing you they are making money off of you, and you are entitled to some percentage of that money." Advice for millennials: Don't plead poverty to get a raise. State your value, or job

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The Ex-Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected

Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot. None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was blamed for siphoning off enough votes to throw the presidential elections. These days, the difference between the parties is starker t

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The Trippy Insights of Broad City’s Instagram Episode

Broad City creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer once did nearly an entire episode of their show as a cartoon while their characters, Abbi and Ilana, tripped on mushrooms. This week’s premiere of the Comedy Central staple’s final season has a different format gimmick: Most of it was shot on an iPhone to resemble an Instagram ( or Snapchat, or Facebook ) Story. But the oddly moving and expectedl

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The Shutdown Leaves Trump’s Base Cracked

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced a deal with Democrats to reopen the government, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The deal was a concession to reality: Trump was not winning the battle over the shutdown in public opinion, he had not persuaded Democrats to fund the wall he wanted, and he had no plan to change that. The unfavorable polling is not news. Since the early days of

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Crow Murders In Idaho Are Nothing To Squawk About: Human Scarecrows Try To Divert Bird Invasion

The Crow Management Task Force in Nampa, Idaho, uses drones, lasers and even a live hawk to scare the birds away. For the past three winters, crows have descended on the town, creating a public health hazard. (Image credit: Winfried Rothermel/AP)

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Tyskland tar farväl av brunkolet

BERLIN. Senast 2038 ska de sista tyska kolkraftverken stängas och elproduktionen vara kolfri, det föreslår regeringens kolkommission efter nattliga maratonförhandlingar. Uppgörelsen ses som en delseger för miljörörelsen – men kritikerna varnar för stigande elpriser och ökad arbetslöshet.

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Konsertrecension: Sanna Nielsen bottnar inte i de amerikanska låtarna

Som en diamant i ett lågprisvaruhus står Sanna Nielsen i sina bombastiska blåsor på Hamburger Börs scen. Men hennes versioner av de stora amerikanska stjärnornas låtar klarar inte att matcha svärtan och kraften i originalen.

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Sexbrottsanklagad läkare kan ha behandlat våldtagna kvinnor

Den läkare på Södersjukhuset som åtalas för våldtäktsförsök fick fortsätta på sin tjänst där det ingick att behandla våldtagna kvinnor. Detta trots att läkarens chef, enligt uppgifter till DN, informerats om att läkaren suttit häktad under sommaren.

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Just nu: Världscupen i Ulricehamn

Uppemot 40.000 åskådare väntas till helgens skidfest i Ulricehamn som inleds med individuella lopp på lördag. Kan de svenska herrarna överraska? Tar Therese Johaug en ny seger eller är det dags för Charlotte Kalla eller Ebba Andersson att kliva högst upp på pallen? Följ direktrapporteringen.

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Oscarsvinnaren Michel Legrand är död

Den franske kompositören Michel Legrand har avlidit, 86 år gammal.

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Ledande Tory-politiker: Brexit kan skjutas upp ett par veckor

Ledaren i det brittiska parlamentets underhus Andrea Leadsom, som tillhör regeringspartiet Tory, säger i en intervju att datumet för Brexit kan skjutas fram ”ett par veckor” för att ge parlamentet tid att klubba ny lagstiftning.

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Alaska Hunter Who Killed Cubs in Bear Den Gets 3 Months in Jail

A father-and-son hunting pair fatally shot a mother black bear and her newborn cubs in April. A camera used for wildlife research captured the whole thing.

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Tuffast möjliga premiär för Sverige i bandy-VM

Bandy-VM i Västsverige startar med en match mellan sportens giganter: Sverige mot Ryssland i eftermiddag. – Det blir rock'n'roll direkt. En väldigt inspirerande uppgift, säger förbundskapten Svenne Olsson.

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Here's What Happens to Your Body And Brain When You Orgasm

The logic part of your brain shuts down.

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Karlsson och Sverige tog brons i JVM-stafett

Det blev inget tredje guld för skidåkaren Frida Karlsson när damernas stafett avgjordes i junior-VM i finska Lahtis. Men däremot en bronsmedalj sedan det svenska laget slutat trea, skriver Aftonbladet.

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Protester mot australiskt nationaldagsfirande

Tusentals människor demonstrerade på lördagen på Sydneys gator mot firandet av Australiens nationaldag, som inträffar på årsdagen av britternas landstigning. ”Det är kränkande att fira ett folkmord”, sade en protestorganisatör. Samtidigt rapporterades att kvarlevorna av en av de officiella koloniala hjältarna hittats efter 200 år.

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Vårsalong med råblommig kitsch och gråmulna landskap

Vårsalongen på Liljevalchs har öppnat. Ingela Lind tycker att årets upplaga är förhållandevis prydlig och dämpad – men kvaliteten är hög. 254 verk av 136 konstnärer visas.

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5 facts about button-pushing, from a true expert

Science What seven years of research taught me about crosswalks, elevators, and "like" buttons. As I researched my recent book, “Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing,” about the origins of American push-button society, five main…

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Rånare gripen med stöldgodset på sig i Gubbängen

Efter att ha rånat personalen i en matbutik i Gubbängen tidigt på lördagsmorgonen skulle gärningsmannen ta t-banan därifrån. Men polisen hann i kapp honom.

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Where next? How to cope with Brexit uncertainty

As Brexit debates become ever more fractious, we are trapped in a cycle of anger, disbelief and impotence. Can psychotherapy help us find a way out? Divorce, which is what Brexit is, takes a long time because it is serious. For divorce to work within a family, mediation is recommended. When a family breaks up with this much hostility its members rarely emerge unscathed.The escaping partner may be

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Bokrecension: Bilderbok om Förintelsen blir uthärdlig genom relationen till en hund

Nittiofyraåriga Hédi Fried och hennes syster Livia överlevde Auschwitz, och Hédi Fried har skrivit flera böcker. Men nu gör hon och Stina Wirsén en bilderbok, varsamt berättad för mindre barn.

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Katalanska separatistledaren: Anklagar dem som ställt mig inför rätta

Snart inleds rättegången mot de katalanska separatistledare som är misstänkta för uppror i samband med den otillåtna folkomröstningen i regionen. DN:s Nathan Shachar har träffat den fängslade ledaren Jordi Cuixart, en drivande kraft i av Europas mest kritiska konflikter. – Vi satte upp valurnor och vägrade slå tillbaka då man överföll oss med batonger.

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Färdtjänsten sköts i den svenska bubblan i Dakar

DAKAR. På en trång gata i centrum av Senegals huvudstad Dakar finns en blågul bubbla. Från ett callcenter dirigerar Marimba Dia och 120 andra senegalesiska akademiker färdtjänst och sjuktransporter till kunder i Bengtsfors, Töreboda och Visby. Deras anställning började med ett halvårs intensivkurs i svenska.

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'I predict a great revolution': inside the struggle to define life

Paul Davies thinks combining physics and biology will reveal a pattern of information management All the brain cells of life on Earth still cannot explain life on Earth. Its most intelligent species has uncovered the building blocks of matter, read countless genomes and watched spacetime quiver as black holes collide. It understands much of how living creatures work, but not how they came to be.

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Tre anmälda våldtäkter i Stockholm i natt

Polisen utreder tre våldtäkter som anmälts i centrala Stockholm under natten till lördagen. Två misstänkta gärningsmän har gripits.

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Why AlphaStar didn't cheat

I'm very optimist about AI, and I have a friend who's very pessimist. So knowing AlphaStar had beaten pro players and that he hadn't heard yet, I asked him how long he thought it would take for AI to beat pro players at SC. His answer was "never… unless they cheat". Now I've had other people use the cheat argument before, saying the game wasn't fair, so you can argue that the AI technically did

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30 författare och filosofer: ”Huset Europa brinner”

Trettio europeiska författare och filosofer, däribland Svetlana Aleksijevitj, Elfriede Jelinek, Salman Rushdie, Roberto Saviano och Ian McEwan skriver i dag i DN ett upprop för Europas framtid.

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En död efter lägenhetsbrand

En person har avlidit och en person har förts till sjukhus efter en lägenhetsbrand i Nyköping.

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TV: Det hände natten då Eric Torell dödades av polisen

DN:s Måns Mosesson och Paul Hansen kan nu berätta vad som egentligen hände natten då Eric Torell följde efter en polispatrull för att leka.

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Greps av vakter efter att ha tagit modebilder – anklagades för att ha visat brösten

Lördagskvällen i huvudstaden förvandlades till en mardröm för vännerna från Linköping. När 25-åriga Johanna Hoffsten tog modebilder i tunnelbanan anklagade två ordningsvakter plötsligt henne för att ha blottat sig. En film visar hur vakterna först griper den i sällskapet som fotograferat, sedan hur de trycker upp Johanna Hoffsten mot en vägg och för in henne i en arrestcell. – Det är det mest obeh

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Väktare brottade ner Daniel Diaz i tunnelbanan

Daniel Diaz blev nedtryckt på golvet på Skanstulls tunnelbanestation när han inte lydde vakternas order om att flytta sig – eftersom han själv inte tyckte att han stod i vägen. På en video från händelsen kan man se hur vakterna vrider upp Daniel Diaz arm tills han skriker av smärta. – Jag är vuxen, har inte gjort något och har biljett.

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Verden kæmper med plastaffald efter kinesisk stop for import

PLUS. Kinas forbud mod import af plastaffald har ført til fyldte affaldsdepoter og nedgravning af plast i Vesten, mens kriminelle aktører vasker plasticaffald i Sydøstasien.

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Coyne historisk på NHL-isen

Edmontons Connor McDavid är snabbast i NHL. För tredje året i rad vann stjärncentern specialtävlingen under ligans All star-helg. Men det var sjundeplacerade Kendall Coyne som skrev historia. Coyne är första kvinna att delta i NHL:s skicklighetstävlingar.

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Saklös, timlig, bekyttad – vad betyder orden?

Testa dina kunskaper i veckans språkkviss. Definitionerna är hämtade ur Svenska Akademiens ordlista. Fler frågor finns på spraktidningen.se

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Björklund visade vägen i snårigt landskap

Vägen har inte alltid varit spikrak för Björklunds liberaler.

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Bodin mästare i X-games

Snöskoterproffset Daniel Bodin har tagit sitt femte guld i X-games. Snowboardåkaren Sven Thorgren får däremot fortsätta jaga sin första titel i Aspen, USA.

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Finalförlust för Stefan Olsson

Stefan Olsson förlorade Australian Open-finalen i rullstolstennis. Andrarankade Gustavo Fernandez blev för svår och vann med 7–5, 6–3.

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EKG: Poänglösa frågor utan svar

Kåseri. Jag hittade en gammal "När, var, hur" och genast hoppade sig frågorna.

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Finally…

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Tyk eller tynd? Dine gener er med til at bestemme din vægt

Undersøgelse viser, at mange tynde mennesker har gener, der øger sandsynligheden for, at de er undervægtige.

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Rangersstjärnan tränar ungdomar under blixtvisit i Sverige

Viljan att göra något har funnits där under en längre tid. Nu har han hittat ett sätt som gör det möjligt. VM-guldmedaljören Mika Zibanejad, till vardags i New York Rangers, vill att fler barn ska få chansen att spela hockey. – Med den bakgrund som jag har känns det som om jag har en skyldighet att ge tillbaka.

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DN:s historiska quiz vecka 4

Varannan vecka ställer Augustprisbelönade författaren Magnus Västerbro nya frågor om gamla saker. Testa dig själv: Vad minns du av tiden som gått?

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Björkegren Jones: Om jag har en timme över

Karin Björkegren Jones är författare, poddare, bloggare och yogalärare.

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Folk förr i tiden flyttade mer än man trott

En ny avhandling visar att människor på 1600-talet flyttade mer än man tidigare trott. Bilden av det oföränderliga dåtidslivet är närmast att betrakta som en myt.

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Mellandagspromenad: ”Vi hittade alla svaren på en dag”

Jenny Edholm var inte svårövertalad när mamma och storasyster Linda frågade om hon ville följa med på DN:s mellandagspromenad i Gamla stan – och tur var väl det?

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Det hände natten då Eric Torell dödades av polisen

När polisen i augusti 2018 sköt ihjäl en ung man med Downs syndrom blev det en världsnyhet. Snart beslutar åklagaren om han ska väcka åtal mot de tre poliser som tillsammans avlossade 25 skott. DN:s Måns Mosesson och Paul Hansen kan nu berätta om natten då Eric Torell följde efter en polispatrull – och varför de sköt.

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Electrify America shuts down most of its high-powered EV chargers

Volkswagen-backed Electrify America has been busy building up an infrastructure of 150kW and 350kW-capable electric vehicle charging sites, even before there are any production cars …

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Så blev ”Aniara” till en modern klassiker – och ett varnande exempel inför apokalypsen

Hur ska människan hantera skulden över allt hon orsakat? DN:s Johan Svedjedal ser parallellerna till vår tids katastrofer i Harry Martinsons klassiska diktepos ”Aniara”, som nu för första gången blir film.

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Så skrev DN om Harry Martinsons ”Aniara” 1956

Den 13 oktober 1956 recenserade DN:s Olof Lagercrantz Harry Martinsons då nyutkomna diktsvit ”Aniara”. Rubriken löd: ”Harry Martinsons rymdskepp”, och i bildtexten noterades att boken kostade 18 kronor och 50 öre att köpa. Med anledning av filmatiseringen av ”Aniara” återpublicerar DN recensionen i sin helhet.

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We’ve been celebrating pagan holidays a long time

Some lost ancient holidays aren't really so lost after all. All of us celebrate at least some pagan traditions whether we know it or not. There are, though, two things that tend to bring humans together: crises and holidays. One of humanity's greatest advantages is our propensity for community — we can accomplish together what no one can pull off alone. It's not something that happens automatical

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Se in i universums gryning

Nya datorsimuleringar av universums ungdom visar hur de första supermassiva svarta hålen bildades. Det gick fort och mörk materia spelade en mycket större roll än vad man förut har trott.

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Pojken i brunnen funnen död

Den 13 januari föll den tvåårige pojken Julen ner i ett över 100 meter djupt borrhål för en brunn i Totalán utanför Málaga. På lördagen återfanns han död, rapporterar spanska medier.

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3D real time body scanning, is this real yet?

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Noam Chomsky: Writer, linguist… anarchist?

Anarchism is usually connected to violence and chaos, but as a philosophy, its tenets are more nuanced than mere destruction for destruction's sake. It may surprise some to find out that Noam Chomsky, famous for his innovations in linguistics and philosophy, describes himself as an anarchist. Whether you agree with him or not, understanding anarchism can lead to a better understanding of our soci

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En död efter lägenhetsbrand

En person har avlidit och en person har förts till sjukhus efter en lägenhetsbrand i Nyköping.

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Kritik mot gruvbolag och regering efter ny brasiliansk miljökatastrof

ITAITUBA. Brasiliens största gruvbolag har ännu en gång orsakat en miljökatastrof. För tre år sedan var det floden Rio Doce som dödades efter att miljontals kubikmeter giftig lera runnit ned i floden. Nu är det en annan damm som brustit i samma region och dödat sju personer.

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How CRISPR lets you edit DNA – Andrea M. Henle

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Where you live in the US can tell you how likely your job is to be automated

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The Super-Fast Logistics of Delivering Blood By Drone

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Intimate Hermit Crab Keeps Shell On

A species of hermit crab appears to have evolved a large penis to enable intercourse without leaving, and thus possibly losing, its adopted shell.

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Starting a Citizen Science Club at a University

Why Start a Club? Creating a citizen science student organization is a great way to build community both on campus and in your local community. Citizen science provides a platform for peers to share their individual interests and passions while working together on unique projects. Citizen science student organizations are able to give members an incredible sense of camaraderie through plenty of fu

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Inside China's High-Tech Dystopia | Bloomberg

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Panasonic unveils "'robot arm" prosthetic

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Zinc depletion does not necessarily induce ribosome hibernation in mycobacteria [Letters (Online Only)]

In PNAS, Li et al. (1) recently reported analysis of Mycobacterium smegmatis ribosomes formed under zinc-limited conditions. A zinc chelator [N,N,N′,N′-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)-ethylenediamine] was added to growth medium and an extended purification procedure was employed to obtain zinc-depleted (C−) ribosomes for cryo-EM. The structure was solved at 3.5-Å resolution and showed five…

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Reply to Tobiasson et al.: Zinc depletion is a specific signal for induction of ribosome hibernation in mycobacteria [Letters (Online Only)]

We previously reported (1) in PNAS that zinc depletion in Mycobacterium smegmatis leads to reprogramming of ribosomes in which five ribosomal proteins (r-proteins) with a conserved zinc-finger CXXC motif (C+) are replaced by their paralogs lacking the motif (C−). Notably, the reprogrammed ribosomes enter into a hibernating state by binding…

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Opinion: “Plan S” falls short for society publishers—and for the researchers they serve [Opinion]

Over the course of my long scientific career, I have had experience with academic publishing from several perspectives: as an author, as an associate editor of both academic and for-profit journals, as chair of a society’s journals board, as editor-in-chief of a major society journal (Science), and now as the…

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Discovery of potent SOS1 inhibitors that block RAS activation via disruption of the RAS-SOS1 interaction [Biochemistry]

Since the late 1980s, mutations in the RAS genes have been recognized as major oncogenes with a high occurrence rate in human cancers. Such mutations reduce the ability of the small GTPase RAS to hydrolyze GTP, keeping this molecular switch in a constitutively active GTP-bound form that drives, unchecked, oncogenic…

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The structure of the catalytic domain of the ATP synthase from Mycobacterium smegmatis is a target for developing antitubercular drugs [Biochemistry]

The crystal structure of the F1-catalytic domain of the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase has been determined from Mycobacterium smegmatis which hydrolyzes ATP very poorly. The structure of the α3β3-component of the catalytic domain is similar to those in active F1-ATPases in Escherichia coli and Geobacillus stearothermophilus. However, its ε-subunit differs…

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Actuation of magnetoelastic membranes in precessing magnetic fields [Physics]

Superparamagnetic nanoparticles incorporated into elastic media offer the possibility of creating actuators driven by external fields in a multitude of environments. Here, magnetoelastic membranes are studied through a combination of continuum mechanics and molecular dynamics simulations. We show how induced magnetic interactions affect the buckling and the configuration of magnetoelastic…

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Effects of knot tightness at the molecular level [Chemistry]

Three 819 knots in closed-loop strands of different lengths (∼20, 23, and 26 nm) were used to experimentally assess the consequences of knot tightness at the molecular level. Through the use of 1H NMR, diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (DOSY), circular dichroism (CD), collision-induced dissociation mass spectrometry (CID-MS) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations…

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Magnetic control of graphitic microparticles in aqueous solutions [Applied Physical Sciences]

Graphite is an inexpensive material with useful electrical, magnetic, thermal, and optical properties. It is also biocompatible and used universally as a substrate. Micrometer-sized graphitic particles in solution are therefore ideal candidates for novel lab-on-a-chip and remote manipulation applications in biomedicine, biophysics, chemistry, and condensed-matter physics. However, submerged graphi

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

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

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Influences of light and humidity on carbonyl sulfide-based estimates of photosynthesis [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

Understanding climate controls on gross primary productivity (GPP) is crucial for accurate projections of the future land carbon cycle. Major uncertainties exist due to the challenge in separating GPP and respiration from observations of the carbon dioxide (CO2) flux. Carbonyl sulfide (COS) has a dominant vegetative sink, and plant COS…

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Cells exhibiting strong p16INK4a promoter activation in vivo display features of senescence [Cell Biology]

The activation of cellular senescence throughout the lifespan promotes tumor suppression, whereas the persistence of senescent cells contributes to aspects of aging. This theory has been limited, however, by an inability to identify and isolate individual senescent cells within an intact organism. Toward that end, we generated a murine reporter…

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Thickness scaling of ferroelectricity in BiFeO3 by tomographic atomic force microscopy [Applied Physical Sciences]

Nanometer-scale 3D imaging of materials properties is critical for understanding equilibrium states in electronic materials, as well as for optimization of device performance and reliability, even though such capabilities remain a substantial experimental challenge. Tomographic atomic force microscopy (TAFM) is presented as a subtractive scanning probe technique for high-resolution, 3D…

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Peptidic degron for IMiD-induced degradation of heterologous proteins [Biochemistry]

Current systems for modulating the abundance of proteins of interest in living cells are powerful tools for studying protein function but differ in terms of their complexity and ease of use. Moreover, no one system is ideal for all applications, and the best system for a given protein of interest…

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REM sleep’s unique associations with corticosterone regulation, apoptotic pathways, and behavior in chronic stress in mice [Neuroscience]

One of sleep’s putative functions is mediation of adaptation to waking experiences. Chronic stress is a common waking experience; however, which specific aspect of sleep is most responsive, and how sleep changes relate to behavioral disturbances and molecular correlates remain unknown. We quantified sleep, physical, endocrine, and behavioral variables, as…

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Genetically modified hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells that produce IL-10-secreting regulatory T cells [Immunology and Inflammation]

Random amino acid copolymers used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis in man or experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice [poly(Y,E,A,K)n, known as Copaxone, and poly(Y,F,A,K)n] function at least in part by generation of IL-10–secreting regulatory T cells that mediate bystander immunosuppression. The mechanism through which these copolymers induce Tregs…

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Structure-based development of new RAS-effector inhibitors from a combination of active and inactive RAS-binding compounds [Biochemistry]

The RAS gene family is frequently mutated in human cancers, and the quest for compounds that bind to mutant RAS remains a major goal, as it also does for inhibitors of protein–protein interactions. We have refined crystallization conditions for KRAS169Q61H-yielding crystals suitable for soaking with compounds and exploited this to…

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Intimate Hermit Crab Keeps Shell On

A species of hermit crab appears to have evolved a large penis to enable intercourse without leaving, and thus possibly losing, its adopted shell. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Atlantic Daily: The Art of the Short-Term Spending Deal

What We’re Following On the 35 th day of the U.S. government shutdown , President Trump announced that he would sign legislation to reopen the government for three weeks—up to February 15—without a $5.7-billion border-wall guarantee. Friday began with major airport delays throughout the northeast, and is ending with the bill to reopen the government passing in Congress and heading to the presiden

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Intimate Hermit Crab Keeps Shell On

A species of hermit crab appears to have evolved a large penis to enable intercourse without leaving, and thus possibly losing, its adopted shell. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Excruciating, Impossible Science of Airport Delays

Network effects dictate how one flight delay ripples out, but our air traffic system is so complex that scientists still grapple with how it all works.

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To Help Computers Detect Who's Talking, These Scientists Figured Out How Humans Do It

(Inside Science) — If your phone rings and you answer it without looking at the caller ID, it's quite possible that before the person from the other end finishes saying “hello,” you would already know that it was your mother. You could also tell within a second whether she was happy, sad, angry or concerned. Humans can naturally recognize and identify other humans by their voices. A new study pub

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Latest Image of Ultima Thule Reveals New Details

Just after midnight on New Year’s Day, NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft flew past the Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69, more commonly known as Ultima Thule. Now, the best image of the object to-date has reached Earth, revealing previously unseen details on the peanut-shaped space rock. This latest image was taken with the wide-angle Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) component of the spacecraft’

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New Genome Sheds Light on the Axolotl, a Master of Regeneration

Wouldn’t it be sweet if you could regrow your arm after it’s been chopped off? Such is the life of a salamander, those adorable slimy four-legged amphibians that can regenerate limbs or even their spinal cords. But salamanders are interesting for more reasons than their mad regeneration skillz. Especially when you consider the axolotl, a salamander that’s widely used as a model organism in biology

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At San Diego’s Frozen Zoo, a Chance for Animal Immortality

The last male northern white rhinoceros — his name was Sudan — died in March, leaving only two members of the subspecies behind: his daughter and granddaughter. In the past, those stark facts would have spelled the end. But researchers at the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research — home to a frosty menagerie known as the Frozen Zoo — are working to give northern white rhinos a second

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Maybe You Really Can Use Black Holes to Travel the Universe

One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may be closer to reality than previously imagined. Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious objects in the universe. They are the consequence of gravity crushing a dying star without limit, leading to the formation of a true singularity – which happens whe

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NHS to sell DNA tests to healthy people in push to find new treatments

Service will be free for patients with serious genetic conditions as health service in England aims to recruit 5 million volunteers Healthy people in England are to be given the option of paying to have their DNA analysed by the NHS in an attempt to advance understanding and uncover new medical treatments, the health secretary has said. The announcement of the service, which will also be offered

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Japan upholds ‘forced sterilization’ law for transgender people seeking gender reclassification

So-called mandatory sterilization laws require transgender people to get sterilized before being able to legally change their genders. Activists and other opponents of such legislation call these laws invasive and against the individual's right to self-determination. Japan isn't the only country to still have mandatory sterilization laws, and it wasn't until 2017 that Europe decided to end mandat

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Australia's Heat Wave Is Taking A Toll On People, Animals, Infrastructure And Land

As temperatures break records, Australians are suffering from heat-related illnesses, power has been cut to preserve supplies, and more than 90 horses were found dead in a dried reservoir. (Image credit: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

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Ending the Government Shutdown Won't Fix Flight Delays

The shutdown will have longterm effects, likely pushing aging air traffic controllers to retire and slowing the training of their replacements.

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In myasthenia gravis, surgery to remove thymus gland provides benefits even years later

Surgery to remove the thymus gland in patients with myasthenia gravis provides significant clinical benefits for as long as five years, according to a paper published in The Lancet Neurology.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Stone Cold

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, January 25. On the 35th day of the government shutdown, federal employees missed their second consecutive paycheck, and travel was delayed across the country after the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted incoming flights at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, citing a staffing shortage. Escalating consequences appeared to cause President Donald Tru

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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 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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The Pitfalls of Facebook Merging Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp Chats

Facebook's effort to combine its major chat platforms could create minefields for users who rely on end-to-end encryption.

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Mexican state of Coahuila to deploy 1,100 cameras with facial recognition

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Bok från 1944 visar att nazisterna ville sprida förintelsen till Nordamerika

En bok från 1944 innehållande en omfattande kartläggning av judar i Nordamerika har köpts in av Kanadas riksarkiv. Boken, som ägdes av Adolf Hitler, ses som ett tydligt tecken på nazisternas vilja att sprida förintelsen utanför Europas gränser.

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Google inadvertently revealed the solution to this year's I/O puzzle

This year’s clues for Google I/O 2019 have already been cracked, but not by a savvy sleuth. Instead, the team goofed up and left information on the website that hosted the mysterious video message …

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An Infertile Couple Is Now Pregnant With a “Three-Parent Baby”

Baby on Board After four cycles of in vitro fertilization, a Greek woman and her partner still weren’t able to conceive. But now the 32-year-old woman is pregnant —and her baby will be born with DNA from three people. While other couples have used the same procedure, known as mitochondrial replacement therapy, to prevent their offspring from inheriting genetic diseases, this is the first time res

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SpaceX Plans Crewed Dragon Test Flight for Next Month

It's been a long time coming, but NASA's Commercial Crew Program is close to its first launch. SpaceX says it is currently planning for the initial test flight of its crewed Dragon capsule next month. The post SpaceX Plans Crewed Dragon Test Flight for Next Month appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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New Horizons Beams Back Sharper Image of Ultima Thule

We've seen a few images of this object from New Horizons, but the latest image is much sharper, revealing some fascinating features. The post New Horizons Beams Back Sharper Image of Ultima Thule appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Muscles May Preserve A Shortcut To Restore Lost Strength

Muscle cells may retain nuclei that helped them grow strong, even after muscles shrink from lack of use. This provocative contentious idea could have implications for public health and sports. (Image credit: Daniel Schroen, Cell Applications Inc./Science Source)

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Amerikansk missionär i Brasilien hotas av åtal för folkmord

En amerikansk missionär som arbetar med att sprida sin tro till ursprungsfolk i Brasilien riskerar att åtalas för folkmord. Missionären har trots förbud tagit kontakt med flera naturfolk i södra Amazonas.

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The northern and southern lights are different. Here’s why

Study explains dissimilarity between light shows at Earth’s poles

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Winds fail to revive NASA’s Opportunity rover

Decision to end mission could come in the next few weeks

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MIT used a laser to transmit audio directly into a person's ear

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At Sundance, a fresh look at man's first walk on the Moon

It's easy to think that 50 years on, we know everything there is to know about the Apollo 11 mission and man's legendary first footsteps on the Moon.

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Use a microscope as a shovel? UConn researchers dig it

Using a familiar tool in a way it was never intended to be used opens up a whole new method to explore materials, report UConn researchers. They used the tip of an atomic force microscope as a chisel, and found it could map the electric interior of a film of bismuth ferrite in great detail as it excavated. The new technique could open up new discoveries in a broad range of stuffs.

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Man till sjukhus efter lägenhetsbrand

En man har förts till sjukhus efter en brand i en lägenhet i Nyköping. I samband med händelsen hördes en hög smäll samtidigt som att trapphuset rökfylldes, rapporterar Södermanlands Nyheter.

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Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of …

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Memos: Facebook allowed 'friendly fraud' to profit from kids

Newly released court documents reveal that Facebook allowed children to ring up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations on addressing what it dubbed "friendly fraud."

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Cellular stress at the movies

For the first time, biological imaging experts have used a custom fluorescence microscope and a novel antibody tagging tool to watch living cells undergoing stress.

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Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians, says SFU study

A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a new study published by SFU researchers in the Ecological Society of America.

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Asthma Controller Step Down Yardstick — treatment guidance for when asthma improves

The focus for asthma treatment is often stepping up treatment, but clinicians need to know how to step down therapy when symptoms improve.

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An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events was developed at VTT

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new and more accurate method for estimating the probability of extreme events, such as storms, floods and earthquakes.

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Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians

A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a new study published by SFU researchers in the Ecological Society of America.

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Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest, more bitter cold to come

An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the worst may be yet to come.

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Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians

A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a new study published by SFU researchers in the Ecological Society of America.

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Chinese companies lead global R&D spending growth: PwC

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

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YouTube demotes flat-earthers, conspiracy theorists

YouTube said Friday it will stop recommending specious videos such as those claiming the earth is flat or promoting bogus theories about the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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The Family Weekly: Why Women Still Have to Wait Longer for Public Bathrooms

This Week in Family Historically, the women’s restroom was seen as a luxury. In 19th-century urban areas, public spaces and, by extension, public bathrooms were male-dominated. That legacy could be one of the reasons women have to endure longer lines than men do to use the bathroom in most buildings, stadiums, and other public venues, writes Joe Pinsker. Today’s architects, developers, and code o

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Monaco sparkar Thierry Henry

Ett dygn efter klubbens avstängning av Thierry Henry kom beskedet: Fransmannen får lämna sin roll som tränare för Ligue 1-laget Monaco.

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Facebook getting its messaging apps to be friends

Facebook said Friday it is trying to get its messaging apps to be friends, allowing encrypted missives be exchanged no matter which of its services are used.

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Researchers discover record-breaking salamander

Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander. The finding was published in Subterranean Biology.

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Tachycardia in cancer patients may signal increased mortality risk

Cancer patients who experienced tachycardia within one year of cancer diagnosis had higher mortality rates up to 10 years after diagnosis of tachycardia, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference. The course convenes in Washington on Jan. 25-27, 2019, bringing together top experts in both cardiology

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”Jobba utan att få betalt – till slut bryr man sig inte”

WASHINGTON. På fredagskvällen meddelade Donald Trump att USA:s statsapparat tillfälligt ska öppnas igen. Då hade kustbevakare, gränsvakter, domstolspersonal och andra omistliga yrkeskårer arbetat fem veckor i sträck utan lön. Om tre veckor kan 800.000 amerikaner bli utan lön igen. – Att jobba utan att få betalt – till slut bryr man sig inte längre, säger domstolstjänstemannen Gabriel Hernandez.

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Researchers discover record-breaking salamander

Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander. The finding was published in Subterranean Biology.

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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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3 ways prisons can help inmates quit smoking

Many inmates want to quit smoking but don’t always have access to smoking cessation programs in state prisons. The absence of these kinds of programs increases the risk—especially among black male inmates—of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other smoking-related diseases, according to researchers. For a new study, which appears in Health Psychology Open , the researchers examined smoking behavi

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Clones Made of CRISPRed Monkeys

Researchers edited macaque embryos to induce symptoms of sleep disorders and chose one animal to clone. A bioethicist questions the study’s appropriateness.

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New method yields higher transition temperature in superconducting materials

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new way to raise the transition temperature of superconducting materials, boosting the temperature at which the superconductors are able to operate.

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Putting understudied terrorists under a microscope

Bombs exploding, hostages taken and masked gunmen firing machine guns are all types of terrorist attacks we've seen. According to new Michigan State University research, it's the attacks we don't see—cyberattacks—that happen more often and can cause greater destruction.

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'GO dough' makes graphene easy to shape and mold

A Northwestern University team is reshaping the world of graphene—literally.

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Trump Was Always Going to Fold on the Border Wall

In mid-December, Donald Trump seemed prepared to cave—yet again—on funding for his border wall. The president had repeatedly failed to secure money for construction. He still wanted to build it, but the Senate had already passed a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running, and the House stood ready to do so as well. Although Trump had said earlier in December that he would be “proud” to

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The keto diet and cancer: Why some doctors believe ketosis ‘starves’ tumors

The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, but in recent years some–including some doctors–have claimed the diet has cancer-reversing qualities. Although the theory might someday be proven correct, far more research is needed before scientists know whether the diet can be used as a safe and effective treatment for cancer. A 2018 study did show one promising use for the keto d

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MIT Used a Laser to Transmit Audio Directly Into a Person’s Ear

Frickin’ Laser Beams Scientists have figured out how to use a laser to transmit audio, ranging from music to speech, to a person across a room without any receiver equipment — a potential breakthrough for the future of audio and communication. “Our system can be used from some distance away to beam information directly to someone’s ear,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology research Charles M. W

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Researchers discover record-breaking salamander

Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander. The finding was published in Subterranean Biology.

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The Sahara: Earth's Largest Hot Desert

One of the harshest places on Earth can is the Sahara Desert. The largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert behind Antarctica and the Arctic, the Sahara covers nearly all of northern Africa.

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Decades of Dirty Tricks Finally Catch Up to Roger Stone

He relished his late-night phone calls with Donald Trump in 2016. He was regularly in touch with a senior Trump campaign official about WikiLeaks’ plans to destroy Trump’s foe, Hillary Clinton. And now Roger Stone, the longtime adviser to Trump and a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster,” has met his reckoning. Just before 6 a.m. on Friday, federal agents wielding guns and ballistic vests arrested St

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AlphaStar: The inside story

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"Three-Parent" IVF Trialed for Infertility

A company announces the first pregnancy in a study of whether donor mitochondria can boost IVF's odds of success.

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‘This Could Be the End’ for NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover

The agency has received only silence from the intrepid explorer since contact was lost during a global dust storm on the red planet last June.

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Trilobites: A Sharper Picture of Ultima Thule From NASA’s New Horizons

The spacecraft captured the image when it was 4,200 miles from the object in the solar system’s distant Kuiper belt.

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Europe's 'New' Periodic Table Predicts Which Elements Will Disappear in the Next 100 Years

Oxygen can breathe easy, but the party may be over for helium balloons.

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Muscle memory is real, but it’s probably not what you think

Muscle Month The term can refer to two different things. We all know this phenomenon as muscle memory, but when biologists and neuroscientists study it they mean at least two slightly different things.

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Rapport: 2018 var fjärde varmaste året

2018 var det fjärde varmaste året sedan 1850. Men 2019 kan sannolikt bli ännu varmare, enligt en ny rapport från Berkeley Earth, en amerikansk fristående klimatforskningsgrupp.

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Danmark slog ut världsmästarna

I sin 200:e handbollslandskamp gjorde Mikkel Hansen tolv mål och såg till att Danmark krossade världsmästarna Frankrike i VM-semifinalen med 38–30. – Man kunde inte drömma om ett bättre jubileum, säger storstjärnan.

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Analysis: “The Era of Deep Learning Is Coming to an End”

Out With the Old Artificial intelligence developers may soon find themselves on the brink of a paradigm shift. Deep learning has dominated the field for several years — but may be on its way out. The field of AI has shifted focus roughly every decade since it began in the 1950s. Now, a new analysis suggests that the 2020s will be no different. Number Crunching A team from MIT Technology Review sc

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Pelosi Won, Trump Lost

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump walked into the Rose Garden to announce, effectively, that he was throwing in the towel. After shutting down the government as part of a 35-day executive tantrum to secure funding for his proposed border wall with Mexico, Trump announced a plan to reopen the government for the next three weeks while House and Senate negotiators look at border-security f

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The Shutdown Deal Is the Same One Trump Previously Rejected

Updated at 3:58 p.m. ET on January 25, 2019. On the 35th day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, Donald Trump gave in. And for all the drama of the past month, the deadlock over whether to construct a wall along the southern border will end, for now, how it began: with the president accepting a deal he previously rejected, punting the question a few weeks down the road. Trump on F

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StarCraft Champion Trounced by AI: “Very Human Style of Gameplay”

AlphaStar Shutout Party’s over. The machines have the upper hand. Alphabet’s revolutionary DeepMind artificial intelligence bot, dubbed AlphaStar, just dominated at a game of StarCraft II — a popular sci-fi strategy video game — by beating two of the world’s best human players five games to zero. According to an AlphaStar Q&A on Reddit , it took up to “200 years of learning” until AlphaStar was a

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MD Anderson study shows FGL2 protein may be an effective target for glioblastoma

Glioblastoma (GBM) does not attract robust T cell immune responses. FGL2 is highly expressed in GBM and when present in tumor cells, controls a specialized group of dendritic cells which activates T cells.

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Computer Voice Recognition Still Learning to Detect Who’s Talking

Computer Voice Recognition Still Learning to Detect Who’s Talking A better understanding of how humans detect different voices may help design better voice recognition software. shutterstock_1100778086.jpg Image credits: Shutterstock Human Friday, January 25, 2019 – 13:30 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — If your phone rings and you answer it without looking at the caller ID, it's quite

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Scientists relieved but wary as US shutdown ends

Scientists relieved but wary as US shutdown ends Scientists relieved but wary as US shutdown ends, Published online: 25 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00304-9 Politicians approve deal to re-open government — for three weeks.

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Björn af Kleen: Donald Trump har förlorat striden

USA:s statsapparat kommer att öppnas tillfälligt, efter att Trump och kongressens ledare kommit överens på fredagskvällen. DN:s USA-korrespondent Björn af Kleen svarar på tre frågor.

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Sundgren hemlighetsfull om framtiden efter kryss mot GIF Sundsvall

Det blev oavgjort i fredagens försäsongsmatch mellan AIK och GIF Sundsvall. Den kylgslagna matchen på Skytteholms IP slutade 1-1.

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Trumpworld Follows a Godfather Script—Literally

In Nora Ephron’s You’ve Got Mail , dialogue from The Godfather is presented as the urtext, the key to the masculine code, “the sum of all wisdom,” as Tom Hanks’s character emails Meg Ryan’s at one point in the film. In the shadowy, conspiratorial circle that so often seems to surround Donald Trump, the Mafia’s cryptic lingo plays the same role. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Trump

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What Johns Hopkins Gets by Buying the Newseum

The Newseum was in dire financial straits, and needed a way out. Johns Hopkins University had four buildings in Washington, D.C., and was looking to expand its presence in the capital while consolidating into one space. That the Newseum’s prime property is located within blocks of the U.S. Capitol only helped. On Friday, the university announced that it would be buying the 250,000-square-foot bui

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Industry Reactions to the Bryan Singer Allegations Are a Lesson in Willful Ignorance

On Wednesday, The Atlantic published the results of a long investigation into several allegations of sexual misconduct against Bryan Singer, the director of, among other films, The Usual Suspects , Valkyrie , Superman Returns , and, most recently, the Golden Globe–winning and Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody . The report, the result of 12 months’ worth of investigative work from the writers Alex

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Stem Cell Treatment Successfully Helps First Paralyzed Person

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Big brands revisit the milkman model to cut plastic pollution

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The FAA tries to fight flight cancellations with intentional delays

Aviation LaGuardia and other airports had serious delays this morning, but the FAA says it was part of the plan. Staffing issues pegged to the government shutdown are causing delays at airports beyond the TSA lines.

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Romandebutanten Natalie Verständig tilldelas Micael Bindefeld-stipendiet

Natalie Verständig tilldelas årets Micael Bindefeld-stipendium till minne av Förintelsen, för boken baserad på hennes morfars erfarenheter från koncentrationslägren.

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What is socialism? Here's how 10 brilliant thinkers define it.

Like many ideologies, socialism can be many things to different people. These ten quotes show what it means to ten different thinkers, including Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill. While they leave the question of what socialism is unsettled, they do offer us great insights. Socialism is one of those words that has been used so many times to describe so many different ideologies that it has lo

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Boeing pilotless air taxi lifts off the ground, but there is no rush to catch a ride

Boeing offered a glance at a futuristic alternative to crowded freeways when its prototype autonomous air taxi—essentially a flying car with no driver—lifted off the ground for the first time on a test takeoff.

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500-Year-Old Greenland Mummies Had Heart Disease, Scans Show

Signs of ancient plaque in mummies' hearts hint at cardiovascular disease.

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Amazon’s Facial Recognition Struggles With Darker Skin

We’ve Been Over This Amazon apparently still hasn’t fixed the problems with its facial recognition software, Rekognition. The software, which is used by police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement , has drawn criticism for frequent errors, like when it matched Congresspeople’s headshots with photos from a mugshot database . Now, new research shows that Rekognition generally fares well with whi

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Letters: ‘We All Need to Take Responsibility for Their Actions’

I Failed the Covington Catholic Test On Friday, the March for Life, the Indigenous Peoples March, and a gathering of Black Hebrew Israelites converged near the Lincoln Memorial, where students from Covington Catholic High School encountered Nathan Phillips, an American Indian man. By Saturday, a video of the encounter—an apparent confrontation between the teenagers and Phillips—had gone viral. So

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Dirt can make or break a rodeo

Science A good performance requires great dirt. With the right soil, rodeo performers, both human and animal, can slip, slide, and stop perfectly.

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Greta Thunbergs engagemang har spridit sig världen över

16-åriga Greta Thunberg har med sin skolstrejk för klimatet inspirerat och provocerat människor över hela världen. Hennes engagemang sprider sig nu över hela världen. – Jag känner att jag har fått en mening, någonting att leva för, säger hon.

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Greta Thunberg fortsätter inspirera svenska elever

I Sverige fortsätter Greta Thunberg att inspirera både unga och vuxna att engagera sig i klimatfrågan. I Malmö har elever sedan i december deltagit i klimatmanifestationer utanför stadshuset.

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Greta Thunberg går i täten för en generationsrevolt

16-åriga Greta Thunberg har blivit en inspirationskälla och fixstjärna för miljömedvetna unga. I tiotusentals demonstrerar de runt om i världen. – Det är en generationsrevolt vi ser. Man står inte ut med hyckleriet, vilket hon säger rakt ut, säger Sverker Sörlin, professor i miljöhistoria.

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YouTube Will Crack Down on Toxic Videos, But It Won’t Be Easy

YouTube wants to remove videos promoting conspiracy theories and other false claims from recommendations, but that’s easier said than done.

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

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Scientists Just Drilled All the Way Through Antarctica’s Ice

Ice Ice Baby A team of scientists successfully drilled a hole more than a mile deep through Antarctica’s ice and into the sediment below — an accomplishment they say could lead to a better understanding of the future of sea levels in the face of climate change. “I have waited for this moment for a long time and am delighted that we’ve finally achieved our goal,” lead scientist Andy Smith said in

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Yale psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously

Gender stereotypes can hurt children — quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

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New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

A Northwestern University team has developed a new tool that images blood flow through capillaries, detecting subtle changes in capillary organization for early diagnosis of disease.

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'GO dough' makes graphene easy to shape and mold

A Northwestern University team has turned graphene oxide into a soft, moldable and kneadable play dough that can be shaped and reshaped into free-standing, three-dimensional structures.

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New method yields higher transition temperature in superconducting materials

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new way to raise the transition temperature of superconducting materials, boosting the temperature at which the superconductors are able to operate.

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Förkyld Östlund kunde inte klättra i konståknings-EM

En kraftig förkylning bröt ut på fredagen. Då kunde 17-åriga Anita Östlund inte klättra i konståknings-EM. Finalen i Minsk slutade med 18:e plats. – Det var inte min bästa tävling, säger hon.

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An Underwater Skin Sensor Lets Swimmers Track Their Sweat

Swimmers (and triathletes) can't monitor their hydration as easily as other athletes do, but a new underwater sweat sensor offers a way.

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When the Top U.S. Tax Rate was 70 Percent—or Higher

This post has a simple purpose: to remind people of the historical realities of tax rates in the United States. It’s mainly setup for the chart you’ll see a few paragraphs below. At the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers, was asked about the idea of raising the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent. (It’s now 37 percent.) He said—to laughs—that from his

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Photos of the Week: Avalanche Dog, Nepal Snow, Candle Blanket

Acts of kindness in Istanbul, horses in the surf in Tenerife, teachers on strike in India, alpine competition in Austria and Italy, fashion in Paris, anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela, sled-dog practice in Scotland, snowfall in Paris, pigeon fanciers in England, and much more

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A Brief History of Roger Stone

Roger Stone, the famed political consultant, seems to have played a role in every major conservative moment in the past half century. And if there’s one quality that’s defined his long career in politics, it’s that he’s prone to scandal of his own making. Enter Robert Mueller. On Friday morning, the special counsel indicted the former lobbyist and longtime Donald Trump ally, charging that he lied

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Now Your Groceries See You, Too

Walgreens is piloting a new line of “smart coolers”—fridges equipped with cameras that scan shoppers’ faces and make inferences on their age and gender. On January 14, the company announced its first trial at a store in Chicago in January, and plans to equip stores in New York and San Francisco with the tech. Demographic information is key to retail shopping. Retailers want to know what people ar

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The Longest Shutdown in History Reaches a Breaking Point

Flight delays and service interruptions at American airports went from being a possible pressure point in the seemingly endless government shutdown to its stark reality Friday morning, after the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted incoming flights at New York’s LaGuardia Airport due to an air-traffic-control staffing shortage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized the moment. “The #Tru

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What doctors can learn from patients who draw their illnesses

One important, but often neglected, factor in the transition from sickness to health is in how patients perceive and understand their illness. It's challenging for physicians to gain insight into the mental and physical state of their patients. A new review of 101 articles has found that asking patients to draw their illnesses can help predict health outcomes and provide doctors insight into thei

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The existence and impact of persistent ferroelectric domains in MAPbI3

Methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI 3 ) exhibits exceptional photovoltaic performance, but there remains substantial controversy over the existence and impact of ferroelectricity on the photovoltaic response. We confirm ferroelectricity in MAPbI 3 single crystals and demonstrate mediation of the electronic response by ferroelectric domain engineering. The ferroelectric response sharply declines abo

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Unusual behavior of cuprates explained by heterogeneous charge localization

The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates ranks among the major scientific milestones of the past half century, yet pivotal questions regarding the complex phase diagram of these materials remain unanswered. Generally thought of as doped charge-transfer insulators, these complex oxides exhibit pseudogap, strange-metal, superconducting, and Fermi liquid behavior with increasi

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Waterproof, electronics-enabled, epidermal microfluidic devices for sweat collection, biomarker analysis, and thermography in aquatic settings

Noninvasive, in situ biochemical monitoring of physiological status, via the use of sweat, could enable new forms of health care diagnostics and personalized hydration strategies. Recent advances in sweat collection and sensing technologies offer powerful capabilities, but they are not effective for use in extreme situations such as aquatic or arid environments, because of unique challenges in el

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An experimental quantum Bernoulli factory

There has been a concerted effort to identify problems computable with quantum technology, which are intractable with classical technology or require far fewer resources to compute. Recently, randomness processing in a Bernoulli factory has been identified as one such task. Here, we report two quantum photonic implementations of a Bernoulli factory, one using quantum coherence and single-qubit me

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Nonequilibrium strongly hyperuniform fluids of circle active particles with large local density fluctuations

Disordered hyperuniform structures are an exotic state of matter having vanishing long-wavelength density fluctuations similar to perfect crystals but without long-range order. Although its importance in materials science has been brought to the fore in past decades, the rational design of experimentally realizable disordered strongly hyperuniform microstructures remains challenging. Here we find

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Anti-fatigue-fracture hydrogels

The emerging applications of hydrogels in devices and machines require hydrogels to maintain robustness under cyclic mechanical loads. Whereas hydrogels have been made tough to resist fracture under a single cycle of mechanical load, these toughened gels still suffer from fatigue fracture under multiple cycles of loads. The reported fatigue threshold for synthetic hydrogels is on the order of 1 t

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Probing the dynamics of nanoparticle formation from a precursor at atomic resolution

Control of reduction kinetics and nucleation processes is key in materials synthesis. However, understanding of the reduction dynamics in the initial stages is limited by the difficulty of imaging chemical reactions at the atomic scale; the chemical precursors are prone to reduction by the electron beams needed to achieve atomic resolution. Here, we study the reduction of a solid-state Pt precurs

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Etching gas-sieving nanopores in single-layer graphene with an angstrom precision for high-performance gas mixture separation

One of the bottlenecks in realizing the potential of atom-thick graphene membrane for gas sieving is the difficulty in incorporating nanopores in an otherwise impermeable graphene lattice, with an angstrom precision at a high-enough pore density. We realize this design by developing a synergistic, partially decoupled defect nucleation and pore expansion strategy using O 2 plasma and O 3 treatment

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Quantum generative adversarial learning in a superconducting quantum circuit

Generative adversarial learning is one of the most exciting recent breakthroughs in machine learning. It has shown splendid performance in a variety of challenging tasks such as image and video generation. More recently, a quantum version of generative adversarial learning has been theoretically proposed and shown to have the potential of exhibiting an exponential advantage over its classical cou

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Experts: Weight loss meds offer options for some teens with obesity

Weight loss medications could offer an effective option for teens with obesity that has not improved with other measures, health experts say. Almost one of five youth struggle with obesity. In a new opinion piece, researchers outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents. “There is an emerging population of adolescents ‘stuck’ in between

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Battling AI algorithm tested on a quantum computer for first time

One of the most powerful techniques in machine learning, generative adversarial networks, has been tested on a quantum computer for the first time

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Autism and theory of mind

Theory of mind, or the ability to represent other people's minds as distinct from one's own, can be difficult for people with autism. A new test provides researchers with a better understanding of the source of this difficulty.

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Women gain weight when job demands are high

Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 people in Sweden.

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In 2016, Twitter ‘supersharers’ spread 80 percent of fake stories

A very small number of users produced and consumed a massive amount of fake news during the 2016 election, according to a new report. Study coauthor Kenny Joseph, a computer scientist from the University at Buffalo, says he was surprised “at how far a small number of people went to promote fake news.” “We suspect some people used automation tools typically reserved for large organizations in orde

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Tony's Last Second Problem Before Monica's Wedding | Gold Rush

Before he can head to his daughter's wedding, Tony must address a boulder that's stuck in the wash-plant feeder. Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRush/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https

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Mysterious Great White Shark Death Solved, Fisherman Convicted

The ocean's top predator was no match for a well-placed shot from a .22-caliber rifle.

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How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

Regular use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increased survival in people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and alteration in the PIK3CA gene.

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AI system used to catch unhygienic chefs in action in China

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How Rwanda Built A Drone Delivery Service

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Amazon’s Delivery Robot, Scout, Is Here

When it comes to delivery robots, design is almost as important as function. Matt Simon and Arielle Pardes discuss Amazon’s new robot, Scout, on this week’s podcast.

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Shekarabi skärper tonen mot speljättarna

Nu är det slut med fuskande spelbolag, menar civilminister Ardalan Shekarabi (S). Efter de första veckorna i den reglerade branschen höjer han kraven på speljättarna. – Om de inte sköter sig kommer det få konsekvenser, säger han till DN.

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Creating attraction between molecules deep in the periodic table

Researchers provide the first experimental and theoretical proof that it is possible to form strong, stable attractions between some of the heavier elements in the periodic table — such as arsenic or even antimony. Because hydrogen is not involved in creating the bond between these elements, these new materials should be resistant to water and humidity.

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Chinese Scientists Cloned Gene-Edited Monkeys With Horrifying Results

Cloned Again Almost exactly one year ago, the world met Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong , the first primates cloned through a technique that could theoretically produce an unlimited number of replicas. Now, a team of Chinese scientists has used the same technique to produce five clones of another monkey, one genetically altered to have a disorder with an array of traumatic psychological side effects — an

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Early conflicts with mom make it tougher to find purpose later

Kids who have more conflict with their mothers while in the early years of elementary school may find it more difficult to find a sense of purpose as adults, a new study suggests. “One of the biggest takeaway messages from these findings is that the path to a purposeful life starts very early, well before we start to consider different goals for life,” says Patrick Hill, associate professor of ps

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Teabag-like device lets women incubate IVF embryos in their uteruses

Instead of incubating pre-implantation IVF embryos in the lab, a new device lets women incubate them in their wombs – and it may improve pregnancy rates

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