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Engineer's 'metallic wood' has the strength of titanium and the density of water

High-performance golf clubs and airplane wings are made out of titanium, which is as strong as steel but about twice as light. These properties depend on the way a metal's atoms are stacked, but random defects that arise in the manufacturing process mean that these materials are only a fraction as strong as they could theoretically be. An architect, working on the scale of individual atoms, could

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Bisnorgammacerane traces predatory pressure and the persistent rise of algal ecosystems after Snowball Earth

Bisnorgammacerane traces predatory pressure and the persistent rise of algal ecosystems after Snowball Earth Bisnorgammacerane traces predatory pressure and the persistent rise of algal ecosystems after Snowball Earth, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08306-x It remains unclear when and why the world’s oceans, once largely occupied by bacteria, became dominated by photosy

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Record cold temperatures don't mean the planet isn't warming

Environment A bout of cold weather doesn’t change the reality of warming global temperatures. A frigid blast of Arctic air is gushing over much of the Midwest this week, hammering many cities including Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Milwaukee. Temperatures…

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1 in 4 kindergartners aren't fully vaccinated in county with measles outbreak

Health Washington is likely just the first state to experience a widespread outbreak of this scale. The governor of Washington declared a state of emergency on Friday after 26 cases of measles had erupted in Clark and King counties.

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Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech

In a scientific first, neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain.

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Joshua Trees Destroyed in National Park During Shutdown May Take Centuries to Regrow

A small number of thousands of signature trees in Joshua Tree National Park were destroyed during the shutdown. Conservationists said replacing them will take time.

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Regeringens egne tal: CO2-udledningen reduceres meget lidt frem mod 2030

Nye tal viser, at energiaftalen og regeringens klimaudspil nedbringer landets CO2-udledning med 6 mio. ton over de næste 10 år, hvilket er langt mindre end i det forgangne årti.

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Why Did Darker and Lighter Human Skin Colors Evolve?

Human skin color reflects an evolutionary balancing act tens of thousands of years in the making. There’s a convincing explanation for why human skin tone varies as a global gradient, with the darkest populations around the equator and the lightest ones near the poles. Put simply, dark complexion is advantageous in sunnier places, whereas fair skin fairs better in regions with less sun. That may s

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Excess insulin is toxic to placental cells, study finds

Unexpected finding also offers opportunity to intervene. Natalie Parletta reports.

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Science Says: Get used to polar vortex outbreaks

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic.

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Fossil feathers reveal how dinosaurs took flight

Stiff β-keratin in early feathers was eventually replaced by a more flexible version

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Sea of white: 'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

"Hundreds of thousands" of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned Tuesday.

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World's largest digital sky survey issues biggest astronomical data release ever

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, in conjunction with the University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy (IfA), is releasing the second edition of data from Pan-STARRS—the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System—the world's largest digital sky survey. This second release contains over 1.6 petabytes of data (a petabyte is 1015 bytes or one million gigab

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Scientists Prepare for Mission to Europa

NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft could launch as early as 2023 to investigate one of the solar system’s most mysterious moons — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion

Investigating the history of our cosmos with a large sample of distant 'active' galaxies observed by ESA's XMM-Newton, a team of astronomers found there might be more to the early expansion of the universe than predicted by the standard model of cosmology.

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Faces Re-Created of Ancient Europeans, Including Neanderthal Woman and Cro-Magnon Man

About 5,600 years ago, a 20-year-old woman was buried with a tiny baby resting on her chest, a sad clue that she likely died in childbirth during the Neolithic.

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The GRE fails to identify students that will graduate and hurts diversity, new study finds

Researchers are urging universities across the United States to find a new way to identify the next generation of scientists. A new study discovered that traditional admissions metrics for physics Ph.D. programs such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) do not predict completion and hurt the growth of diversity in physics, which is already the least diverse of the sciences.

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The Senator Who Is Betraying the Senate

On Monday, Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, reiterated a position that cuts against the core of the Constitution. President Donald Trump “must” invoke emergency powers to construct a border wall, he wrote, “if the White House and Congress fail to reach a deal.” The comment allies Graham with some immigration hard-liners in the Republican Party and is perhaps intended to aver

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Clever timing makes computers produce less heat—even below Landauer's limit

Computer systems produce a lot of heat. Data centers are full of buzzing cooling fans, and even smartphones can heat up with high use. Reducing energy consumption is one of the main challenges in information technology. But there is a theoretical, temperature-dependent lower limit to cooling, as stated by Rolf Landauer in the 1960s. Jan Klaers of UT now shows that by cleverly timing the interactio

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Researcher banned from federal Canadian funding after misconduct loses medical license

A once-prominent bone researcher whose career crumbled after allegations of misconduct has lost her medical license in Canada. The researcher, Abida Sophina “Sophie” Jamal, formerly of the University of Toronto, had been considered a rising star in the international community of osteoporosis researchers, winning awards and collaborating with some of the leading senior investigators … Continue read

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Why do beaked whales return to a Navy sonar range despite frequent disturbance?

Using data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within parts of a Navy sonar test range off Southern California that have dense patches of deep-sea squid. A new study shows that beaked whales need these prey hotspots to survive, and that similar patches do not exist in nearby 'sonar-free' areas.

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MaNGA data release includes detailed maps of thousands of nearby galaxies

The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) includes observations revealing the internal structure and composition of nearly 5,000 nearby galaxies observed during the first three years of a program called Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA).

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Forskere genskaber berømt monsterbølge

Forskere fra Oxford har i et testbassin genskabt den berømte Draupner-bølge, som i 1995 ramte en norsk boreplatform uden forvarsel.

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Surprising electronic disorder in a copper oxide-based ceramic

Cuprates, a class of copper-oxide ceramics that share a common building block of copper and oxygen atoms in a flat square lattice, have been studied for their ability to be superconducting at relatively high temperatures. In their pristine state, however, they are a special kind of insulator (a material that does not readily conduct electricity) known as a Mott insulator.

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New quantum system could help design better spintronics

Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in spintronics.

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How to use tea to biohack your mood, stress, and productivity

Tea was cultivated in China nearly 5,000 years ago. Its molecular makeup makes it the perfect biohack for regulating mood, alertness, and concentration throughout the day. Tea may not be a panacea, but studies suggest promising long-term health benefits. None Chinese sage-king Shennong discovered tea when the leaves of a Camellia sinensis shrub drifted into his cauldron of boiling water. An agric

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Earthquake in super slo-mo

A big earthquake occurred south of Istanbul in the summer of 2016, but it was so slow that nobody noticed. The earthquake, which took place at mid-crustal depth, lasted more than fifty days. Only a novel processing technique applied to data from special borehole strainmeter instruments allowed researchers to identify the ultra-slow quake below the Sea of Marmara.

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Heavy drinking may change DNA, leading to increased craving for alcohol

Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a new study.

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Physicists Made a Flying Army of Laser Schrödinger's Cats

A laser pulse glanced off a rubidium atom and entered the quantum world — taking on the weird physics of Schrödinger's cat.

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Vaccinating Mice May Finally Slow Lyme Disease

Killing ticks and inoculating people has failed, so researchers try immunizing mice via vaccine-laced food — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis

The Montreal Protocol proved that the world could come together and take action on climate change. Thirty years after the world's most successful environmental treaty was signed, atmospheric scientist Sean Davis examines the world we avoided when we banned chlorofluorocarbons — and shares lessons we can carry forward to address the climate crisis in our time.

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Svenske myndigheder arbejder på at forbyde salg af Tesla-biler

Teslas opdateringssystem kan udgøre en sikkerhedsrisiko. Sådan lyder vurderingen fra trafikstyrelsen i Sverige, der undersøger muligheden for et midlertidigt salgsforbud.

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Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers

Bigger dogs, with larger brains, perform better on certain measures of intelligence than their smaller canine counterparts, according to a new study led by the University of Arizona.

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Researchers observe inwardly rotating spirals in a nonoscillatory medium

A team of researchers at Université Côte d'Azur and Hokkaido University have recently carried out a study exploring the spontaneous formation of spiral patterns observed on the downward-facing free surface of a horizontal liquid film. The surface examined by them entails Rayleigh-Taylor instability, which destabilizes the interface between two fluids of different densities when the heavier fluid i

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Bill Gates says poverty is decreasing. He couldn’t be more wrong | Jason Hickel

An infographic endorsed by the Davos set presents the story of coerced global proletarianisation as a neoliberal triumph Last week, as world leaders and business elites arrived in Davos for the World Economic Forum , Bill Gates tweeted an infographic to his 46 million followers showing that the world has been getting better and better. “This is one of my favourite infographics,” he wrote. “A lot o

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Blame Democrats for the State of the Union Circus

The executive is duty bound to provide the legislature with information and recommendations “from time to time,” as the State of the Union clause in Article II of the Constitution so vaguely puts it. The Framers were surely right to make the president accountable to Congress in this way. They were also probably right not to overthink it. The State of the Union is not mentioned in James Madison’s

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Arktis smelter: Planter gemt i over 100.000 år dukker frem af isen

Temperaturen i Arktis er nu sandsynligvis højere end i de seneste 115.000 år, viser fundet af oldgamle planter.

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

Psychologists have come to recognize that, because of the complexity of human emotion and behavior, we are often motivated to engage in activity which produces the exact opposite effect that we intend. If you are fearful of losing someone, you may become clingy and possessive, driving them away. The same is true on a societal level – interventions designed to have one effect may have the opposite

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A Security Company Cashed In on America’s Wars—And Then Disappeared

This article was supported by The Masthead, The Atlantic’s membership program. Learn more . Man Bahadur Thapa had his doubts about the safety of the travel arrangements. Taliban spies were everywhere in the Afghan capital, and the bus transporting him and the Canadian embassy’s other guards, all Nepalese and Indian, was unarmored. But Thapa was used to pushing worries to the back of his mind. Aft

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How Seriously Should the World Take Trump’s Venezuela Threat?

On Monday, as Donald Trump’s administration ratcheted up its pressure on the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, the White House wanted Maduro to know that sanctions on the state-owned oil company, PDVSA, might not be the end of the road. “Look, the president has made it very clear on this matter that all options are on the table,” National-Security Adviser John Bolton said during a White House

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We've only just found out exactly how sperm wiggle their tails to swim

It turns out that sperm repeatedly switch between swimming forward and a state of frenzied thrashing around, but we still don’t know exactly how they get to the egg

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Mind-reading implant can decode what your ears are hearing

Electrodes put into the brain have decoded what people are hearing – the next step could be to read their thoughts

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Using CRISPR to stop male cows being born may reduce animal suffering

Male cows and chickens are routinely killed soon after birth because they are not wanted, but it may be possible to prevent their embryos developing in the first place

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How to know when a conspiracy theory is almost surely false

Although there's no shortage of crackpot conspiracy theories on the internet, the fact is sometimes people do commit conspiracies. The 'basic argument' against conspiracy theories can help to sort out which theories can be easily dismissed, and which might be worth looking into. It's also important to realize many so-called conspiracy theories actually aren't describing conspiracies, but rather t

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Study: Climate change reshaping how heat moves around globe

The Earth's atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in the face of climate change.

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Curiosity says farewell to Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken its last selfie on Vera Rubin Ridge and descended toward a clay region of Mount Sharp. The twisting ridge on Mars has been the rover's home for more than a year, providing scientists with new samples – and new questions – to puzzle over.

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To catch a wave, rocket launches from top of world

On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m. EST the CAPER-2 mission launched from the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway, on a 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket. Reaching an apogee of 480 miles high before splashing down in the Arctic Sea, the rocket flew through active aurora borealis, or northern lights, to study the waves that accelerate electrons into our atmosphere.

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Whopping big viruses prey on human gut bacteria

Viruses plague bacteria just as viruses like influenza plague humans.

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Misleading Ad for Apeaz

An ad for Apeaz in Discover Magazine is misleading. Its active ingredient may provide some temporary relief of pain, but the claims in the ad are overblown. It is not a new blockbuster drug or an anesthetic.

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2,000-Year-Old Winery Discovered in Egypt's Nile Delta

An ancient winery included special chambers for storing the latest vintage.

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The Double Life of Black Holes

There are astrophysical black holes, and then there are mathematical ones. Astrophysical black holes sit in galactic centers, emit jets of hot plasma, and on occasion swallow stars . You have heard of those. Mathematical black holes, on the other hand, serve as the focus of physicists’ thought experiments. They are not formed from collapsing stars, they have existed forever, and they sit in an em

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How The Report Turned a 6,700-Page Torture Investigation Into a Political Thriller

PARK CITY , Utah—For more than six years, the former Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones led an investigation into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programs after 9/11, sifting through thousands of pages documenting torture, abuses of power, and the lack of accountability during the George W. Bush administration. But when Jones talks about his experience, he doesn’t come off as a cynic about the

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7 Reasons Democrats Won’t Pass a Green New Deal

Something weird is happening in American politics: People are excited about climate policy again. Since November, progressives have rallied around a Green New Deal , a package of policies aiming to slash carbon emissions while renewing the U.S. manufacturing sector. Though its finer details remain hazy , think tanks have begun to explore how it might work , and Democrats with White House ambition

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FaceTime Is Eroding Trust in Tech

“Why do you keep calling me with FaceTime instead of, you know, normal calls ?” my Georgia Tech colleague Charles Isbell asked me the other week. “I don’t even mean to,” I answered. “For some reason, it just does it that way!” We thought it was just a nuisance that introduced confusion, ringing the phone in a different and unexpected way. But a serious FaceTime bug revealed on social media this w

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America’s Cold War With Chinese Tech Turns Hot

Today, the most geopolitically significant technology spat in the world ratcheted up a few notches. The Department of Justice unsealed two separate court cases against Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications company, which is headquartered in China. One indictment accused Huawei and the company’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, of creating a “fraudulent financial scheme” that allowed the company to sel

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Security Isn't Enough. Silicon Valley Needs 'Abusability' Testing

Former FTC chief technologist Ashkan Soltani argues it's time for Silicon Valley companies to formalize and test not just their products' security, but its "abusability."

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All This Newfound Cynicism Is Going to Hamper Big Tech

The public no longer gives Facebook, Google, Twitter, and the other tech giants the benefit of the doubt. And that's going to hamper their growth.

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Real Facebook Oversight Requires More Than a 40-Expert Board

A new draft charter provides details about how an independent “Supreme Court” for Facebook’s content decisions might work, but crucial questions remain.

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James Watson and the Insidiousness of Scientific Racism

Opinion: Black scientists are in the best position to understand what is so broken about the ideas of Watson and his army.

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Paul Le Roux, the Coder Who Became a Criminal Mastermind

Along the way, he contributed to America's painkiller epidemic and got involved with North Korean methamphetamine manufacturing, Somali pirates, and murder-for-hire.

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US Ratchets Up the Pressure on Huawei With New Indictments

The Justice Department announced indictments against Huawei and its CFO for lying to banks to evade sanctions on Iran, and for stealing trade secrets.

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150 years of the periodic table: Test your knowledge

How much do you know about the iconic symbol of science pinned to every classroom wall?

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‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’

Anna Bergstrom runs a shopping mall in Sweden where everything for sale is recycled. Her goal is to make sustainable shopping fashionable.

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Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Investors are calling on KFC, McDonald's and others to cut warming gases from their dairy and meat supply chains.

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Trilobites: Seeking Superpowers in the Axolotl Genome

The smiling salamanders can regrow most of their body parts, so researchers are building improved maps of their DNA.

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Gym Class Is So Bad Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It

It’s almost too easy to satirize physical education, better known by its eye-roll-inducing abbreviation P.E. From Clueless to Superbad to Spiderman: Homecoming , parodies of gym class are a pop-culture darling. Perhaps that’s because they speak to one of America’s fundamental truths: For many kids, P.E. is terrible. A recent working paper focused on a massive P.E. initiative in Texas captures thi

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The Shutdown Showed How Precarious Americans’ Finances Really Are

The longest government shutdown in American history is over. After 35 days and two missed paychecks, this week government services have returned and federal workers will be paid. Though the relief is only temporary, as Congress begins negotiations to prevent another shutdown in three weeks, normalcy will return for now. That normalcy, however, is tinged with foreboding. While the gears of governm

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Vaccinating Mice May Finally Slow Lyme Disease

Killing ticks and inoculating people has failed, so researchers try immunizing mice via vaccine-laced food — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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You should probably turn off FaceTime even though Apple just fixed a massive privacy bugApple iPhone FaceTime

Technology The caller could hear you, even if you don't pick up. This is bad. It's time to take a break from FaceTime until the update hits.

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A Bold New Theory Proposes That Humans Tamed Themselves

Antoine Maillard When I was studying for my doctorate, in the late 1960s, we budding anthropologists read a book called Ideas on Human Evolution , a collection of then-recent papers in the field. With typical graduate-student arrogance, I pronounced it “too many ideas chasing too little data.” Half a century and thousands of fossil finds later, we have a far more complete—and also more puzzling—v

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And Now, the Weather: Mars-like, With a Chance of Apocalypse

Extreme cold from a broken polar vortex is hitting the US at the same time as extreme heat is scorching Australia. Not so good if a habitable planet is your jam.

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Apple Takes Drastic Measures to Stop a Nasty FaceTime Bug

Group FaceTime chats let people eavesdrop on whoever they called, a bug so bad that Apple pulled the plug until it comes up with a fix.

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SeaWorld Orlando orca whale Kayla dies after illness

SeaWorld says Kayla, aged 30, "inspired generations of guests and employees to care and learn".

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Ocasio-Cortez Understands Politics Better Than Her Critics

Most Americans—myself included—probably don’t have a well-thought-out position on whether a 70 percent marginal tax rate is a good idea. But it probably doesn’t matter whether it is, or whether it would “work.” To argue that “workability” is secondary might sound odd to many Democrats, particularly party leaders and experts who have long prided themselves on being a party of pragmatic problem-sol

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Focals by North Review: They'll Make You Rethink Smart Glasses

Peer through Focals' custom-fitted smart glasses, and you can almost see the future.

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Major expedition targets Thwaites Glacier

A research cruise gets under way as part of the biggest ever US-UK joint venture in Antarctica.

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Five explosive things the 2018 eruption taught us about Kilauea

Kilauea’s 2018 eruption allowed volcanologists a clear window into the processes that have shaped and influenced the world’s most watched volcano.

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The latest picture of Ultima Thule reveals a remarkably smooth face

Kuiper Belt object MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, is largely unmarred by impact craters, suggesting the Kuiper Belt might lack small objects.

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The Thrilling Uncoolness of Vampire Weekend’s ‘Harmony Hall’

The video posted for “Harmony Hall,” one of Vampire Weekend’s first two new songs in six years, could have been a five-minute ick . Pill bugs wiggle, moths flap and twitch, a worm inches along, and a big hairy spider scurries across the screen in jump-scare style. But the critters are shot in such crisp HD, presented against a white background, that their anatomies appear as things of beauty, lik

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What Tom Brokaw Got Wrong About Assimilation

During a recent appearance on Meet the Press , Tom Brokaw, the renowned television journalist, offered a number of observations about immigration that have proved intensely controversial . In the course of a panel discussion on the politics of immigration and why voters in states where immigrants are relatively rare are so deeply concerned about immigrant inflows, Brokaw attributed Republican mis

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'Family Trust' Shows Silicon Valley’s Secret Obsessions

The novel by former tech worker Kathy Wang focuses on the envy and tensions in Silicon Valley’s middle class.

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Closing the Gulf Between Black and White Christians

Many conservative Christian denominations have spent the past several years reckoning with their legacy of white supremacy. The darkest parts of American history are full of Christian characters, including scores of pastors and theologians. A number of still-existing denominations, among them the Southern Baptist Convention and the Presbyterian Church in America, were first formed to defend slave

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Mercedes’ EQC SUV Makes Everyday Electric Elite

With some clever tricks and flair-free styling, Mercedes sets off down the battery-powered path.

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Neanderthals may have been sprinters not endurance runners

We used to think Neanderthals were long distance joggers who lived in a tundra-like wasteland, now it seems they were sprinters who occupied forests

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What is socialism like in China?

China has undergone massive economic reforms over the last few decades while remaining officially communist. The state still has tremendous power over the economy, but private enterprise and markets dominate daily life. The question of if the Chinese economy is technically capitalist remains unanswered. When people today think of a communist country, they often think of The People's Republic of C

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Photos: See the Ancient Faces of a Man-Bun Wearing Bloke and a Neanderthal Woman

A forensic artist has recreated hyper-realistic faces of ancient Britons, including a Neanderthal woman and a Saxon man.

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Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State

Most of the 34 patients are under 10 years old, and almost all have been confirmed as unvaccinated against the virus.

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How birds of a feather flock together

Animals The mechanics of surfing the wind—or waves. A new study attempts to understand the mechanics of how a flock of individual birds, or a school of individual fish, can move in nearly-identical shapes.

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Why Flying Cars Are an Impossible Dream

The flying car is the Godot of technology: always on its way, never here. Ninety years ago, Henry Ford envisioned an experimental one-seat airplane called the sky flivver, only to abandon the project when one of the first prototypes crashed, killing the pilot. In the 1950s, the U.S. Army commissioned the development of “flying jeeps” with private-sector partners like Chrysler. The project never a

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The Arctic Village With Satellite TV But No Running Water

The melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet threatens this region's simple way of life.

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Justitsministeriet: Fjernelse af internet-indhold rejser grundlovsspørgsmål

Forslag om, at internetserviceudbydere skal fjerne terror-relateret indhold indenfor en time efter en europæisk myndighed har kontaktet dem, strider imod grundloven.

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Women could use their own uteruses as incubators for IVF embryos

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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How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming

A record-breaking cold wave is sending literal shivers down the spines of millions of Americans. Temperatures across the upper Midwest are forecast to fall an astonishing 50 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) below normal this week – as low as 35 degrees below zero. Pile a gusty wind on top, and the air will feel like -60 F.

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The Need for Carbon Fiber Could Ground the Flying Car Future

The many companies racing to launch air taxis face the gnarliness of building aircraft from the lightweight but finicky material.

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Haiti's first-ever private nature reserve created to protect imperiled species

In a race against time, an American professor and a Haitian CEO have teamed up to establish private nature reserves to protect Haiti's disappearing species. Now, with funding from Global Wildlife Conservation and Rainforest Trust, the first such park has been purchased: Grand Bois, a mountain in the southwest of Haiti with rare and endangered plants and animals.

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National parks pick up the pieces after month-long US shutdown

Vandalism and uncollected rubbish took a toll on US national parks during the partial government shutdown

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Industrial control systems are still vulnerable to malicious cyberattacks

Despite high-profile hacking incidents, many systems are still sending unprotected data across the internet, according to a new study.

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A Brief Taxonomy of Fictional Academics

Readers of detective fiction look forward to a big reveal: Whodunit? Readers of campus fiction hold out for a quieter pleasure. If a character is an academic, at some point the author will divulge the topic of the character’s book or dissertation. Generally speaking, writers don’t let this opportunity go to waste. You know how dogs look like their owners? The bouncy, athletic guy matches his gold

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Sustainable bioenergy from native prairies on abandoned agricultural lands

In an ongoing effort to discover the ideal conditions to grow alternative biofuels that offer more environmental benefits, University of Minnesota scientists applied their research on native prairies in the Upper Midwest to understand marginal lands—particularly abandoned and degraded agricultural fields.

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For endangered lemurs, internet fame has a dark side

Cats and dogs aren't the only cute animals that rule the internet. We also coo over a video of someone snuggling a tiger cub, feeding a sloth or tickling a loris.

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Four ways you can get your music to follow you from room to room

DIY Don't leave your tunes behind. How to get music playing in multiple rooms in your home with Sonos, Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, or Google Home speakers.

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Fluid dynamics simulation reveals the underlying physics of liquid jet cleaning

Semiconductor manufacturing and many other industrial operations involve cleaning processes, and from environmental and health perspectives, it's become highly desirable to use physical cleaning techniques such as liquid jets or underwater ultrasound instead of toxic chemicals.

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Laser-fabricated crystals in glass are ferroelectric

A team of researchers from Lehigh University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lebanon Valley College and Corning Inc. has demonstrated, for the first time, that crystals manufactured by lasers within a glass matrix maintain full ferroelectric functionality.

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Strongest tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba; 3 dead, 172 hurt

Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years.

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What Causes Alzheimer's? We Don't Really Know Yet

This week, a study suggested bacteria that causes gum disease might be to blame.

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Artificial skin could give superhuman perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims 'feel' and safeguards the rest of us. Researchers wanted to create a sensor that can mimic the sensing properties of skin. Such a sensor would need to be able to detect pressure, temperature, and vibration. But why limit it? Perhaps it could do other things too.

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The energy implications of organic radical polymers

Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jodie L. Lutkenhaus is one step closer to realizing her goal of creating a battery made entirely of polymers, which has the potential to charge and discharge much faster than traditional batteries. Lutkenhaus, an associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has detailed her most recent findings on these polymers in a paper in Natu

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Missing-link in planet evolution found

For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the Solar System. Kilometer sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 years. These objects acted as an important step in the planet formation process between small initial amalgamations of dust and ice and the planets we see today.

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China's regulations unsuccessful in curbing methane emissions: study

China, already the world's leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere despite tough new regulations on gas releases from its coal mines, a new Johns Hopkins study shows.

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

A key to materials synthesis is the ability to control the process of reduction kinetics and nucleation (phase transition) in materials. Understanding the reduction dynamics during the initial stage of material synthesis is limited due to the difficulty of investigating chemical reactions at the atomic scale. This is mainly because the chemical precursors used to synthesize materials can degrade w

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Plasmonic pioneers fire away in fight over light

When you light up a metal nanoparticle, you get light back. It's often a different color. That's a fact—but the why is up for debate.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Grande Intentions

What We’re Following Today It’s Monday, January 28. Federal employees are back to work today after the 35-day partial government shutdown, but the economy took an $11 billion hit, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now invited President Donald Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on February 5, after the planned January 29 address was p

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Parkland Is Embracing Student Surveillance

In the 11 months since 17 teachers and students were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, campuses across the country have started spending big on surveillance technology. The Lockport, New York, school district spent $1.4 million in state funds on a facial-recognition system. Schools in Michigan , Massachusetts , and Los Angeles have adopted artificial-intelligenc

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Snow wallops US Midwest as it braces for extreme cold

The US Midwest dug out Monday from a snowstorm that closed schools and businesses, as millions braced for dangerous sub-zero temperatures that could shatter records.

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Lowering blood pressure reduces risk of cognitive impairment

Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor of early dementia, in a clinical trial.

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Extratropical volcanoes influence climate more than assumed

The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 had a significant impact on climate, decreasing global mean temperature by about 0.5°C. Like the famous eruptions of Krakatau (1883) and Tambora (1815), Pinatubo is located in the tropics, which has been considered an important factor underlying its strong climate forcing. New research shows that explosive extratropical eruptions can have a strong impact on t

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Murder! Magma! Miscreants! A Mount Saint Helens Update

The dome isn't actually growing, but there's still exciting news about Mount Saint Helens. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Ancient crystals offer evidence of the start of Earth's core solidifying

A quartet of researchers from the University of Rochester and the University of California has found evidence of the starting period for the solidification of Earth's core. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, Richard Bono, John Tarduno, Francis Nimmo and Rory Cottrell describe their analysis of ancient crystals found in eastern Canada, what they found, and why they believe t

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'Light tweezers' can move, melt, and scatter mysterious biological 'icebergs'

For the first time, scientists have used light beams to manipulate lipid rafts in artificial cell membranes.

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China’s Coal Plants Haven’t Cut Methane Emissions as Required, Study Finds

China in 2010 promised to curb methane emissions. In the first five years, it failed to keep its promise, according to new research based on satellite data.

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From Parkour to Surgery, Here Are the Top 10 Recent Advancements in Robotics

The robot revolution may not be here quite yet, but our mechanical cousins have made some serious strides. And now some of the leading experts in the field have provided a rundown of what they see as the 10 most exciting recent developments. Compiled by the editors of the journal Science Robotics, the list includes some of the most impressive original research and innovative commercial products t

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A January Heatwave in Australia

After just experiencing the warmest December on record, much of Australia is still enduring a sweltering January, with many new high temperature records being set. The brutal heatwaves have resulted in health warnings being issued, warning residents to stay indoors and to take special notice of animals in their care. Overtaxed power grids have failed several times, leaving thousands without power

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Fler upplever att de fötts i fel kön

Allt fler unga vill korrigera sitt kön. Det är något som de som arbetar i vården märkt tydligt. Bara mottagningen på Karolinska sjukhuset i Stockholm tar idag hand om 200 patienter årligen jämfört med någon enstaka för tjugo år sedan. – Under flera år har antalet patienter fördubblats. Det är en mycket kraftig ökning. Och utvecklingen är densamma i stora delar av världen. Förra året hade vi fler

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{alpha}-Synuclein O-GlcNAcylation alters aggregation and toxicity, revealing certain residues as potential inhibitors of Parkinson’s disease [Chemistry]

A compelling link is emerging between the posttranslational modification O-GlcNAc and protein aggregation. A prime example is α-synuclein, which forms toxic aggregates that are associated with neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s and related diseases. α-Synuclein has been shown to be O-GlcNAcylated at nine different positions in in vivo proteomics experiments from mouse…

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‘Mental state’ test that uses eye pics is biased

A common test that measures how well a patient understands what other people are thinking and feeling, the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task, is biased, according to a new study. An accurate tool is key for measuring treatment outcomes and carries profound consequences for the patient’s mental and physical well-being. To that end, psychologists determine a person’s mental state understanding (MSU

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‘Metallic wood' throws down a challenge to titanium

Researchers say it’s even lighter and potentially a lot more useful. Nick Carne reports.

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‘The Things I Remember Were Roads, Tall Buildings, Universities, and Research’

Two previous posts—“ When the Top U.S. Tax Rate was 70 Percent—or Higher ” and “ Who Is Paying Their ‘Fair Share’? ”—went into the endlessly complex and newly politically relevant question of the “fairness” of the American tax system. The question is complex for obvious reasons. It’s politically relevant as evidence comes in about the effects of the Trump-Republican tax cut of 2017, and as Democr

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”Färgteorin gav stress och sjukskrivningar”

Många läsarreaktioner på DN:s artikelserie ”Hur lättlurade är vi?”

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”Nevs köper in sig i Koenigsegg”

Elbilsutvecklaren Nevs har beslutat att investera 150 miljoner euro – motsvarande 1,5 miljarder kronor – i sportbilstillverkaren Koenigsegg, rapporterar Affärsvärden.

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”Rosling försökte inte lösa de stora frågorna”

Daniel Lapidus: Hans Rosling måste förstås på ett djupare plan.

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4 ways to tell if popular conspiracy theories are false

Although there's no shortage of crackpot conspiracy theories on the internet, the fact is sometimes people do commit conspiracies. The 'basic argument' against conspiracy theories can help to sort out which theories can be easily dismissed, and which might be worth looking into. It's also important to realize many so-called conspiracy theories actually aren't describing conspiracies, but rather t

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50 miljoner till Trelleborgs FF

Superettanlaget Trelleborgs FF kommer få 50 miljoner kronor de kommande åren för att kunna ta sig tillbaka till allsvenskan och sen etablera sig där. Det är mångåriga sponsorn Mellby Gård som går in med pengarna som ska fördelas över en tid på fem till tio år.

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A brain short on sleep dials up pain intensity

A brain short on sleep dials up pain intensity A brain short on sleep dials up pain intensity, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00305-8 Brain region that naturally dampens pain falls short in those running an acute sleep deficit.

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A caper inside an aurora borealis

Scientists study the waves that accelerate electrons into our atmosphere.

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A 'compelling call' for pediatricians to discuss firearm safety

The Children's commentators point to the 'extremely dangerous' combination of 'the small curious hands of a young child' and 'the easily accessible and operable, loaded handgun' and suggest that pediatricians who counsel families about safely storing weapons tailor messaging to the weapon type and the family's reason for owning a firearm.

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A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists say they think they found one

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A folding switch regulates interleukin 27 biogenesis and secretion of its {alpha}-subunit as a cytokine [Biochemistry]

A common design principle of heteromeric signaling proteins is the use of shared subunits. This allows encoding of complex messages while maintaining evolutionary flexibility. How cells regulate and control assembly of such composite signaling proteins remains an important open question. An example of particular complexity and biological relevance is the…

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A medical hell recounted by its victims

A medical hell recounted by its victims A medical hell recounted by its victims, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00340-5 Harriet A. Washington weighs up a play about enslaved women subjected to experimental surgery in the nineteenth century.

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A new abnormal: It is still 2 minutes to midnight

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A new way to predict sea breezes may benefit offshore wind farms

The proposed, multimillion-dollar offshore wind farms industry may benefit from a Rutgers-led study that used sophisticated forecasting to understand sea breezes and make them a more predictable source of energy.

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A rigorous measure of genome-wide genetic shuffling that takes into account crossover positions and Mendel’s second law [Evolution]

Comparative studies in evolutionary genetics rely critically on evaluation of the total amount of genetic shuffling that occurs during gamete production. Such studies have been hampered by the absence of a direct measure of this quantity. Existing measures consider crossing-over by simply counting the average number of crossovers per meiosis….

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A robotic vine that can coil itself around the real thing

A robotic vine that can coil itself around the real thing A robotic vine that can coil itself around the real thing, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00308-5 Artificial device imitates plants that rely on osmosis to power their tendrils.

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A solid scaffolding for our cells

To perform properly the task for which they have been synthesized, proteins must first assemble to form effective cellular 'machines'. But how do they recognize their partners at the right time? Researchers have deciphered the fundamental role of the Not1 protein, conserved in all eukaryotic organisms: by regulating the activity of ribosomes, Not1 allows proteins that must work together to be synt

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A Woman Returned from Vacation with a Fly Larva Living in Her Forehead

When a British woman returned from a visit to Uganda, she didn't realize that a live baby fly had hitched a ride home with her.

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ABL kinase inhibition promotes lung regeneration through expansion of an SCGB1A1+ SPC+ cell population following bacterial pneumonia [Cell Biology]

Current therapeutic interventions for the treatment of respiratory infections are hampered by the evolution of multidrug resistance in pathogens as well as the lack of effective cellular targets. Despite the identification of multiple region-specific lung progenitor cells, the identity of molecules that might be therapeutically targeted in response to infections…

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Adaptive, locally linear models of complex dynamics [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

The dynamics of complex systems generally include high-dimensional, nonstationary, and nonlinear behavior, all of which pose fundamental challenges to quantitative understanding. To address these difficulties, we detail an approach based on local linear models within windows determined adaptively from data. While the dynamics within each window are simple, consisting of…

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Advanced Photonics, a new SPIE-CLP open-access journal, publishes its first issue

Today SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP), published the inaugural issue of Advanced Photonics, a collaborative, open-access journal, featuring the most impactful fundamental and applied research across optics and photonics technologies.

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Aerosol-assisted biosynthesis strategy enables functional bulk nanocomposites

In the movie Avengers: Infinity War, one of the coolest scenes occurs when Iron Man activates his nanotech armor. In real life, developing a technique to assemble nanomaterials into macroscopic bulk materials that maintain their unique nanoscale properties remains a challenging task. This issue also hampers the practical industrial application of nanomaterials.

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Aerosol-assisted biosynthesis strategy enables functional bulk nanocomposites

In the movie Avengers: Infinity War, one of the coolest scenes occurs when Iron Man activates his nanotech armor. In real life, developing a technique to assemble nanomaterials into macroscopic bulk materials that maintain their unique nanoscale properties remains a challenging task. This issue also hampers the practical industrial application of nanomaterials.

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AI-based algorithm learns to detect tumours in microscopy images

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Aílton tillbaka i Örgryte

Efter drygt tolv år är brassen Aílton Almeida tillbaka i Örgryte. Han gjorde succé åren 2004–2006 med 26 mål på 63 matcher i allsvenskan innan han försvann till FC Köpenhamn. Nu har 34-åringen skrivit på för tre nya år med Göteborgsklubben som nu spelar i superettan.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Algorithms Can Be Racist. Here's Why She's Right.

Algorithms rely on humans to feed them training data and help them interpret the world, so is it really that surprising that they reflect the biases of the humans who code them?

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All-in-one transparent transistors

Small tweaks in component ratios generate electronically different layers from the same material to create transparent transistors.

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Alzheimer's in a dish

Researchers have created a new model-in-a-dish of sporadic Alzheimer's, the most common form of the disease, which arises in people without family history. The findings suggest early changes in neural stem cells raise the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's later in life.

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Amazon will provide computer science classes for NYC high schools

The local response to Amazon's plan to put its next headquarters in New York City has been lukewarm at best. Now the company is doing some community outreach: it announced today …

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Ambient Aqueous-Phase Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles and Nanopastes with Low-Temperature Sintering and Ultra-High Bonding Abilities

Ambient Aqueous-Phase Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles and Nanopastes with Low-Temperature Sintering and Ultra-High Bonding Abilities Ambient Aqueous-Phase Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles and Nanopastes with Low-Temperature Sintering and Ultra-High Bonding Abilities, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-38422-5 Ambient Aqueous-Phase Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles and Na

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Ancient Earth rock found on the moon

Four-billion-year-old fragment found in an Apollo sample could be as old as any on Earth

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Anemones are friends to fish

Any port in a storm, any anemone for a small fish trying to avoid being a predator's dinner. A new study sheds light on the coral reef ecosystem and suggests many species of fish rely on anemones to avoid predators.

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Anklagelser om homofobi – kaos i Australien inför fotbolls-VM

Utredningar sägs visa på homofobi och ”fat-shaming” från ledarna. Förbundskaptenen har fått sparken – men flera spelare i ”The Matildas” försvarar honom. Med mindre än fem månader kvar till VM stormar det i Australiens fotbollslandslag.

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Anna Hasselborg: Mitt utseende är inte relevant

Efter OS-guldet i Pyeongchang sade Anna Hasselborg ifrån om utseendefixering i sporten. Det startade en diskussion bland curlingeliten. – De flesta tycker att det är sunt förnuft att inte prata utseende när vi pratar prestation, säger hon.

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Anonym alzheimerdonation omöjlig att lösa in

Alzheimerfonden har fått en stor donation som inte går att använda så länge givaren är anonym.

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Apple erkender sikkerhedsbrist: Din iPhone kunne lytte med uden din viden

En funktion i Facetime har givet uvedkommende adgang til både mikrofon og kamera.

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Apple Facetime bug allows caller to snoop on iPhone audio and video without recipient's knowledge

News of the bug emerged, coincidentally, on 'National Privacy Day'

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Apple partners with Aetna to launch health app leveraging Apple Watch data

In its clearest move yet to woo the healthcare industry, Apple has collaborated with the health insurance provider Aetna to launch a new app called Attain that uses Apple Watch data to provide …

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Apple turns off group FaceTime amid reports of bug

Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user's microphone remotely.

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Apple’s New Developer Guidelines Will Ban Apps That Tricks Users Into Subscriptions

Apple is keen on developers adopting the subscription model and it’s not hard to see why. It creates a constant stream of revenue as long as users are subscribed. However it seems that some …

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Arbetet mot korruption i världen går allt sämre

Inte sedan 2016 har något land i världen nått över 90 av 100 poäng på Transparency Internationals korruptionsindex – och den nedåtgående trenden fortsätter.

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Arbetet mot korruption i världen går allt sämre

Inte sedan 2016 har något land i världen nått över 90 av 100 poäng på Transparency Internationals korruptionsindex – och den nedåtgående trenden fortsätter.

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Arbetsförmedlingen varslar fler än väntat

Arbetsförmedlingen kommer på onsdagsmorgonen att varsla ett mycket stort antal personer – långt fler än de runt 2.200 till 2.400 det tidigare varit tal om, erfar DN från säkra källor.

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Are 2 Snowflakes Ever Identical?

Is the “unique snowflake” just flake news? Mother Nature might never produce two identical snowflakes, thanks to the near-infinite variability of the conditions affecting ice crystal formation. But a Caltech scientist has developed a process for growing pairs of twin snowflakes. From: Scientific American

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Are 2 Snowflakes Ever Identical?

Is the “unique snowflake” just flake news? Mother Nature might never produce two identical snowflakes, thanks to the near-infinite variability of the conditions affecting ice crystal… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Arid1a is essential for intestinal stem cells through Sox9 regulation [Medical Sciences]

Inactivating mutations of Arid1a, a subunit of the Switch/sucrose nonfermentable chromatin remodeling complex, have been reported in multiple human cancers. Intestinal deletion of Arid1a has been reported to induce colorectal cancer in mice; however, its functional role in intestinal homeostasis remains unclear. We investigated the functional role of Arid1a in…

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Artificial Intelligence and the Starship

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Artificial skin could give superhuman perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims 'feel' and safeguards the rest of us. UConn researchers wanted to create a sensor that can mimic the sensing properties of skin. Such a sensor would need to be able to detect pressure, temperature, and vibration. But why limit it? Perhaps it could do other things too.

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As the climate warms, tens of thousands of lakes may spend winters ice free

In many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, frozen lakes define the winter experience and create an indelible sense of place. From ice fishing and hockey to skating, skiing and snowmobiling, icy lakes enable communities to engage in activities that aren't possible in warmer seasons or climates.

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Association between economic factors, clinician supply and rate of newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which are symptoms that primarily occur in newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy, has increased over the last two decades but there is limited information on its association with economic conditions or clinician supply.

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Asymmetry-enriched electronic and optical properties of bilayer graphene

Asymmetry-enriched electronic and optical properties of bilayer graphene Asymmetry-enriched electronic and optical properties of bilayer graphene, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37058-9 Asymmetry-enriched electronic and optical properties of bilayer graphene

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At Sundance, Virtual Reality Filmmakers Are Evolving Beyond VR

The next frontier? Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and a return to real people.

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Australian researchers test shark-bite resistant wetsuit

An Australian university is testing new materials designed to lessen the impact of shark bites, researchers said Tuesday, in a project aimed at reducing fatalities and easing the nerves of swimmers.

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Australian researchers test shark-bite resistant wetsuit

An Australian university is testing new materials designed to lessen the impact of shark bites, researchers said Tuesday, in a project aimed at reducing fatalities and easing the nerves of swimmers.

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Author Correction: A scalable peptide-GPCR language for engineering multicellular communication

Author Correction: A scalable peptide-GPCR language for engineering multicellular communication Author Correction: A scalable peptide-GPCR language for engineering multicellular communication, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08545-y Author Correction: A scalable peptide-GPCR language for engineering multicellular communication

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Author Correction: Aberrant activation of non-coding RNA targets of transcriptional elongation complexes contributes to TDP-43 toxicity

Author Correction: Aberrant activation of non-coding RNA targets of transcriptional elongation complexes contributes to TDP-43 toxicity Author Correction: Aberrant activation of non-coding RNA targets of transcriptional elongation complexes contributes to TDP-43 toxicity, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08562-x Author Correction: Aberrant activation of non-coding RNA tar

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Author Correction: Insights into a dual function amide oxidase/macrocyclase from lankacidin biosynthesis

Author Correction: Insights into a dual function amide oxidase/macrocyclase from lankacidin biosynthesis Author Correction: Insights into a dual function amide oxidase/macrocyclase from lankacidin biosynthesis, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08571-w Author Correction: Insights into a dual function amide oxidase/macrocyclase from lankacidin biosynthesis

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Axolotl genome could lead to human body regeneration

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Basket-EM för damer 2019 – guide över mästerskapet

Sverige är ett av 16 lag som spelar basket-EM för damer 2019 – så här fungerar mästerskapet som delas mellan Serbien och Lettland.

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Bees can learn the difference between European and Australian Indigenous art styles in a single afternoon

We've known for a while that honey bees are smart cookies. They have excellent navigation skills, they communicate symbolically through dance, and they're the only insects that have been shown to learn abstract concepts.

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Bees can learn the difference between European and Australian Indigenous art styles in a single afternoon

We've known for a while that honey bees are smart cookies. They have excellent navigation skills, they communicate symbolically through dance, and they're the only insects that have been shown to learn abstract concepts.

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Better batteries: The energy implications of organic radical polymers

Researchers are one step closer to realizing their goal of creating a battery made entirely of polymers, which has the potential to charge and discharge much faster than traditional batteries.

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Beväpnade män fritog fånge i Frankrike

Tre män utrustade med automatvapen har fritagit en fånge på väg till domstolen i staden Tarascon i södra Frankrike. Den spektakulära fritagningen inträffade på morgonen, när fången skulle transporteras från häkte till domstolsbyggnaden.

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Billion-euro SAP restructuring to cost 4,400 jobs

German software giant SAP said Tuesday it would slash 4,400 jobs in a billion-euro restructuring plan after profits stagnated in 2018, while insisting it was on track to grow revenues and earnings this year.

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Biohybrid valveless pump-bot powered by engineered skeletal muscle [Engineering]

Pumps are critical life-sustaining components for all animals. At the earliest stages of life, the tubular embryonic heart works as a valveless pump capable of generating unidirectional blood flow. Inspired by this elementary pump, we developed an example of a biohybrid valveless pump-bot powered by engineered skeletal muscle. Our pump-bot…

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Bird immune systems reveal harshness of city life

They may peck greedily at feeding tables—and have it easier than country birds do in the warmer urban winters—but city birds, it turns out, are in turmoil on the inside.

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Bird immune systems reveal harshness of city life

They may peck greedily at feeding tables—and have it easier than country birds do in the warmer urban winters—but city birds, it turns out, are in turmoil on the inside.

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Bokrecension: Kate Larsons noveller understryker jagets isolering

Författaren Kate Larson gick bort i somras. DN:s Rebecka Kärde har läst hennes postumt utgivna ”Klister” – en samling noveller som saknar symboltunga slut.

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Bonnier säljer Kartago till Cobolt

Bonnierförlagen har sålt serietidningsförlaget Kartago till förlaget Cobolt.

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Brain biomarkers could help identify those at risk of severe PTSD

A study has shed light on the neurocomputational contributions to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans. The findings revealed distinct patterns for how the brain and body respond to learning danger and safety depending on the severity of PTSD symptoms. These findings could help explain why symptoms of PTSD can be severe for some people but not others.

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Branching of hydraulic cracks enabling permeability of gas or oil shale with closed natural fractures [Engineering]

While hydraulic fracturing technology, aka fracking (or fraccing, frac), has become highly developed and astonishingly successful, a consistent formulation of the associated fracture mechanics that would not conflict with some observations is still unavailable. It is attempted here. Classical fracture mechanics, as well as current commercial software, predict vertical cracks…

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Brexit could lead to thousands more heart attacks and strokes

Brexit could contribute to thousands more deaths from heart attacks and strokes by 2030, new research has found.

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Brexit could lead to thousands of extra heart disease and stroke deaths

Thousands of extra deaths from heart disease and stroke might become a reality in England over the next decade if Britain presses ahead with Brexit on March 29, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

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Bristning stör Myhrer inför VM

Med bara en vecka kvar till alpina VM i Åre störs André Myhrer av en bristning i ena låret. Trots det ska den olympiske slalommästaren köra tisdagens slalom i Schladming.

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Buckling sheets open a door to understanding self-organization in soft matter [Applied Physical Sciences]

Many real-world systems are interesting precisely because they can self-organize to form composite structures with novel “emergent” properties—colloquially, “more is different” (1). This is certainly true for living organisms where cells self-organize to form tissues, which make up organs, and so on. It is also true in geological and geophysical…

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Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

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Carbon capture and conversion must not rely on rare metals

Last year, humans emitted approximately 37 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – a disastrous and unsustainable figure. To avoid the worst effects of climate change we could capture some of that carbon as it is released by power plants and store it permanently below ground. Better still, some of that waste carbon dioxide could be converted into useful chemicals or fuel.

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Cardiff University researchers shed light on development of gastric cancer

Cardiff University researchers have uncovered new information about the underlying mechanisms for gastric cancer, providing hope of potential new therapies in the future.

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Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate offender. It produces nitrous oxide (N2O), which has warming power far greater than that of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main driver of global warming. A new study shows that these N2O emissions can be sign

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Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate offender. It produces nitrous oxide (N2O), which has warming power far greater than that of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main driver of global warming. A study conducted by the International Center for Trop

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Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate offender. It produces nitrous oxide (N2O), which has warming power far greater than that of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main driver of global warming. A study conducted by the International Center for Trop

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Cells that destroy the intestine

In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. Researchers have now proven that certain cells in the intestines have a key role to play in inducing acute inflammatory episodes. It is hoped that this discovery will le

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Cells that destroy the intestine

In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now proven that certain cells in the intestines have a key role to play in inducing acute inf

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Children looking at screens in darkness before bedtime are at risk of poor sleep

Preteens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime.

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China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions

In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers set out to use atmospheric modeling and satellite data to evaluate whether these new rules actually curbed Chinese methane emissions. They found that the regulations on coal mining have not slowed the nation's

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China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions

In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers set out to use atmospheric modeling and satellite data to evaluate whether these new rules actually curbed Chinese methane emissions. They found that the regulations on coal mining have not slowed the nation's

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China’s new methane regulations aren’t working

Despite tough new regulations on gas releases from its coal mines, China continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere, a new study shows. The country is already the world’s leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, researchers say. “Our study indicates that, at least in terms of methane emissions, China’s government is ‘talking the talk,’ but has no

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China’s using its EV blueprint to promote hydrogen cars

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China's regulations unsuccessful in curbing methane emissions

China, already the world's leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere despite tough new regulations on gas releases from its coal mines, a new Johns Hopkins study shows.

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Chinese effort to clone gene-edited monkeys kicks off

Chinese effort to clone gene-edited monkeys kicks off Chinese effort to clone gene-edited monkeys kicks off, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00292-w Genetically identical primates could provide improved animal models of human disease, but some researchers raise ethical issues.

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Clathrate hydrates in interstellar environment [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

Clathrate hydrates (CHs) are ubiquitous in earth under high-pressure conditions, but their existence in the interstellar medium (ISM) remains unknown. Here, we report experimental observations of the formation of methane and carbon dioxide hydrates in an environment analogous to ISM. Thermal treatment of solid methane and carbon dioxide–water mixture in…

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Coating for metals rapidly heals over scratches and scrapes to prevent corrosion

It's hard to believe that a tiny crack could take down a gigantic metal structure. But sometimes bridges collapse, pipelines rupture and fuselages detach from airplanes due to hard-to-detect corrosion in tiny cracks, scratches and dents.

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Collaborative video games could increase office productivity

Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office. A new study by information systems professors found newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity on subsequent tasks after playing video games together for just 45 minutes. The study adds to a growing body of literature finding pos

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Columbia engineers translate brain signals directly into speech

In a scientific first, Columbia neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain. It also lays the groundwork for helping people who cannot speak, such as those living with as

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Common test for mental health understanding is biased, study finds

The National Institute for Mental Health recommends a test, called the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task (RMET), for assessing a person's mental health understanding — that is a patient's ability to understanding what other people are thinking and feeling. But there's a problem. Using data from more than 40,000 people, a new study concludes that the test is deeply flawed. It relies too heavily on

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Common test for mental health understanding is biased

The National Institute for Mental Health recommends a test, called the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task (RMET), for assessing a person's mental health understanding–that is a patient's ability to understanding what other people are thinking and feeling. But there's a problem. Using data from more than 40,000 people, a new study published this month in Psychological Medicine concludes that the te

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Community Neuroscience: How to Teach Brain Science to Kids

In the newest episode of our “Community Neuroscience” video series, Eric Chudler , Ph.D., offers his advice on how to make neuroscience fun and engaging to young kids. Chudler is executive director of the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington, where he conducts research related to how the brain processes information from the senses. Outside of the lab, he works with teachers

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Comparison of immune infiltrates in melanoma and pancreatic cancer highlights VISTA as a potential target in pancreatic cancer [Immunology and Inflammation]

Immune checkpoint therapy (ICT) has transformed cancer treatment in recent years; however, treatment response is not uniform across tumor types. The tumor immune microenvironment plays a critical role in determining response to ICT; therefore, understanding the differential immune infiltration between ICT-sensitive and ICT-resistant tumor types will help to develop effective…

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Could artificial intelligence improve patient care in the NHS?

The adoption of artificial intelligence in the diagnosis and prognosis of disease could help to extend people's lives whilst providing significant savings for the NHS.

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Could artificial intelligence improve patient care in the NHS?

The adoption of artificial intelligence in the diagnosis and prognosis of disease could help to extend people's lives whilst providing significant savings for the NHS.

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Could targeting this enzyme slow aging and related diseases?

In showing how an enzyme halts cell division by producing reactive oxygen species, scientists shed new light on the biology of aging and related diseases.

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Counting the cost of last summer's NZ heatwave

As the Australian heatwave is spilling across the Tasman and pushing up temperatures in New Zealand, we take a look at the conditions that caused a similar event last year and the impacts it had.

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Creating a blueprint for cortical connectivity

Taking the first step towards actualizing a blueprint of the brain, researchers have developed a novel technique capable of tracing intricate neural connections with unprecedented sensitivity. By innovatively combining cutting-edge genetic tools with the established technique of monosynaptic tracing, scientists have created a powerful new tool named intersectional monosynaptic tracing (iMT), capab

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Cross-species hybridization and the origin of North African date palms [Evolution]

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a major fruit crop of arid regions that were domesticated ∼7,000 y ago in the Near or Middle East. This species is cultivated widely in the Middle East and North Africa, and previous population genetic studies have shown genetic differentiation between these regions. We…

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Crystal structure of the WD40 domain dimer of LRRK2 [Biochemistry]

Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) is a large multidomain protein with both a Ras of complex (ROC) domain and a kinase domain (KD) and, therefore, exhibits both GTPase and kinase activities. Human genetics studies have linked LRRK2 as a major genetic contributor to familial and sporadic Parkinson’s disease (PD), a…

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Cycling and treadmill workstations may be 'healthier' than standing options

Cycling and treadmill workstations may be 'healthier' than standing versions, because their use seems to be associated with greater positive physiological changes in the body, finds a systematic review of the available evidence, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

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Cykelbanor prioriteras i stadens snöröjning

Under senare år har cyklister haft hög prioritet för Stockholms stad och utgifterna för vinterunderhåll av cykelbanor har fördubblats. Förra året lade Stockholms stad 23,3 miljoner kronor på underhåll av cykelbanor – samtidigt lämnas många gångstråk snöslakiga. Efter omfattande klagomål utlovar trafikborgarrådet Daniel Helldén (MP) förändring – men om två år.

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Daily briefing: How to team up with big tech

Daily briefing: How to team up with big tech Daily briefing: How to team up with big tech, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00342-3 Rewards and risks of technology-industry funding, the first cloned gene-edited monkeys and the life-science technologies to watch.

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Data scientists face off in LSST machine-learning competition

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Dead bees, dusty offices: US scientists face post-shutdown malaise

Dead bees, dusty offices: US scientists face post-shutdown malaise Dead bees, dusty offices: US scientists face post-shutdown malaise, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00344-1 Science agencies scramble to recover from one government closure as another looms.

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Decision-making tool fails to ease anxiety for families of life-support patients

Using a computer-based decision guide to plan treatment for a loved one on life support can help families feel less conflicted, but did not ease symptoms of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress, according to new research led by Duke Health.

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Decoding China’s Secretive Culture of Science

It's tempting to ascribe China's secretive practices as a throwback to a Cold War mentality, with China competing with the West by incubating cutting-edge research programs behind closed doors. But my research suggests that the culture actually stems from something else: a sense of sociopolitical insecurity.

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Deepest View of the Universe Gets Deeper

One of the Hubble Space Telescope's most famous images peered even deeper into the cosmos than scientists had thought.

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Defending Drug Synthesis

This article from Science is a good look at the scientific state of organic synthesis in the pharmaceutical industry. It covers a range of topics which will be familiar to regular readers of this blog as well: synthetic advances such as late-stage functionalization, new bond-forming techniques (photoredox chemistry in particular), the intersection of biomolecules with synthetic chemistry (both en

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Denmark Is Building a $12 Million Border Wall for Pigs

This little piggy went to market. This little piggy was denied entry at the Danish border and had to stay home.

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Detroit Downfall: Why the Second-Oldest Auto Show Gave Up Its Prime Date

More than a decade after the LA show blinked and moved from January to November, Detroit blinked, too. Now it's a June show. The post Detroit Downfall: Why the Second-Oldest Auto Show Gave Up Its Prime Date appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome

The intestinal microbiome is not only key for food processing, but an accepted codeterminant for various diseases. Researchers led by the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) identified effects of nanoparticles on intestinal microorganisms. The ultra-small particles adhere to intestinal microorganisms, thereby affecting their life cycle as well as cross talk with

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Djurgården vann klassikermötet

Vilken vecka för Djurgårdens juniorlandslagsman Emil Bemström. Först uttagen i Tre Kronor, sedan segerskytt i klassikermötet mot Färjestad på Hovet. Hemmasegern med 3–2 betyder att Djurgården också går förbi Färjestad i tabellen.

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Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers

Bigger dogs, with larger brains, perform better on certain measures of intelligence than their smaller canine counterparts, according to a new study led by the University of Arizona.

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Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers

Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to new research.

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Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers

Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to research led by the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona.

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Do women with breast cancer have a higher risk of atrial fibrillation?

Patients with breast cancer may have an increased incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), say researchers. A retrospective study in Denmark has found that women with breast cancer have an increased risk of developing AF within three years following their cancer diagnosis compared with other women of the same age. The results are published in HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Soc

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Doctors are prescribing opioids for shorter duration, lower doses in children

As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States, physician-researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia analyzed prescription patterns in children. They found that both duration of treatment and dose amounts declined between 2013 and 2017, while the rate of prescribing remained the same.

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Does the 'buddy system' approach to weight loss work?

One of the more common self-improvement goals, particularly in the winter months before 'beach body' season, is to lose weight. How people attempt to achieve their goals may vary by individual, but one of the more popular approaches is enrollment in a commercial weight loss program that uses a 'buddy system' approach to weight loss. But does it work? According to some new research, it does, but po

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Does the 'buddy system' approach to weight loss work?

One of the more common self-improvement goals, particularly in the winter months before 'beach body' season, is to lose weight. How people attempt to achieve their goals may vary by individual, but one of the more popular approaches is enrollment in a commercial weight loss program that uses a 'buddy system' approach to weight loss. But does it work? According to some new research, it does, but po

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Earthquake in super slo-mo

A big earthquake occurred south of Istanbul in the summer of 2016, but it was so slow that nobody noticed. The earthquake, which took place at mid-crustal depth, lasted more than fifty days. Only a novel processing technique applied to data from special borehole strainmeter instruments and developed by researchers from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and international colleagues fro

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Earth's continental nurseries discovered beneath mountains

Earth is the only known planet with continents, and Rice University scientists are offering up new evidence that Earth's continental crust formed deep below mountainous continental arcs like the Andes.

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Earth's continental nurseries discovered beneath mountains

In his free time last summer, Rice University geoscientist Ming Tang made a habit of comparing the niobium content in various rocks in a global minerals database. What he found was worth skipping a few nights out with friends.

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Eco-friendly 2-Thiobarbituric acid as a corrosion inhibitor for API 5L X60 steel in simulated sweet oilfield environment: Electrochemical and surface analysis studies

Eco-friendly 2-Thiobarbituric acid as a corrosion inhibitor for API 5L X60 steel in simulated sweet oilfield environment: Electrochemical and surface analysis studies Eco-friendly 2-Thiobarbituric acid as a corrosion inhibitor for API 5L X60 steel in simulated sweet oilfield environment: Electrochemical and surface analysis studies, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37049-

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Economists employ game theory to predict outcomes when incentives are used to steer behavior

When institutions, organizations or individuals establish incentives to encourage behavior toward a particular outcome, the results can often be complex and lead to unintended consequences. Mathematical models of strategic game theory help to predict outcomes in these situations, as shown by Tarun Sabarwal, the De-Min & Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor and associate chair of economics at the Univer

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Embedding ethics in computer science curriculum

Barbara Grosz has a fantasy that every time a computer scientist logs on to write an algorithm or build a system, a message will flash across the screen that asks, "Have you thought about the ethical implications of what you're doing?"

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Emerging evidence of an impending Parkinson's disease pandemic identified

For most of human history Parkinson's disease (PD) has been a rare disorder. However, demography and the by-products of industrialization a now contributing to an impending a Parkinson's pandemic, according to experts.

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Emerging evidence of an impending Parkinson's disease pandemic identified

For most of human history Parkinson's disease (PD) has been a rare disorder. However, demography and the by-products of industrialization a now contributing to an impending a Parkinson's pandemic, according to experts writing in a supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.

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En kilt kräver 7,3 meter tyg och sys för hand

Museum över en rutig historia i Skottland.

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En svårt skadad i krock med lastbil

En person har skadats allvarligt i en trafikolycka på riksväg 27 utanför Värnamo. En personbil och en lastbil kolliderade mellan Voxtorp och Bor.

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Engineering a cancer-fighting virus

An engineered virus kills cancer cells more effectively than another virus currently used in treatments, according to Hokkaido University researchers.

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Engineering a cancer-fighting virus

An engineered virus kills cancer cells more effectively than another virus currently used in treatments, according to researchers.

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Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech

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Enkät: Vad tycker du om snöröjningen på Stockholms gator?

DN frågade några stockholmare vad de tycker om stadens snöröjning.

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Epigenetic testing firms claim to help you live a healthier lifestyle

You can now sign up to have your epigenome – the markers which control your genome – sequenced, but critics say the health benefits are not yet clear

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Ethiopia’s church forests are a last refuge for dwindling biodiversity

Ethiopia’s church forests are a last refuge for dwindling biodiversity Ethiopia’s church forests are a last refuge for dwindling biodiversity, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00275-x Ecologists are working with the nation’s Tewahedo churches to preserve these pockets of lush, wild habitat.

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EU urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

The EU on Tuesday urged advertising trade associations and US internet giants to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns from suspects such as Russia, ahead of European elections …

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EU urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

The EU on Tuesday urged advertising trade associations and US internet giants to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns from suspects such as Russia, ahead of European elections in May.

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Experimental demonstration of quantum pigeonhole paradox [Physics]

We experimentally demonstrate that when three single photons transmit through two polarization channels, in a well-defined pre- and postselected ensemble, there are no two photons in the same polarization channel by weak-strength measurement, a counterintuitive quantum counting effect called the quantum pigeonhole paradox. We further show that this effect breaks…

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Expert: Stulna regalier kan ha smälts

Amatörer eller utförare av ett beställningsjobb. Enligt en expert från Europol är det de mest sannolika förklaringarna till stölden av kungliga begravningsregalier från domkyrkan i Strängnäs.

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Exploring the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline

A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital adds to a growing body of evidence that hearing loss is associated with higher risk of cognitive decline.

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Explosion på marknad i Jemen – sju döda

Sju civila har dödats i ett bombdåd mot en marknad i den regeringskontrollerade staden Mocka vid Röda havet, meddelar källor inom sjukvården och militären. Minst 20 människor skadades i attacken.

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Exposure to environmental radionuclides associates with tissue-specific impacts on telomerase expression and telomere length

Exposure to environmental radionuclides associates with tissue-specific impacts on telomerase expression and telomere length Exposure to environmental radionuclides associates with tissue-specific impacts on telomerase expression and telomere length, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37164-8 Exposure to environmental radionuclides associates with tissue-specific impacts on

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Extinction learning with social support depends on protein synthesis in prefrontal cortex but not hippocampus [Neuroscience]

Extinction of contextual fear conditioning (CFC) in the presence of a familiar nonfearful conspecific (social support), such as that of others tasks, can occur regardless of whether the original memory is retrieved during the extinction training. Extinction with social support is blocked by the protein synthesis inhibitors anisomycin and rapamycin…

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Extracellular vesicles mediate improved functional outcomes in engineered cartilage produced from MSC/chondrocyte cocultures [Applied Biological Sciences]

Several recent studies have demonstrated that coculture of chondrocytes (CHs) with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) improves their chondrogenesis. This implies that intercellular communication dictates fate decisions in recipient cells and/or reprograms their metabolic state to support a differentiated function. While this coculture phenomenon is compelling, the differential chond

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Extratropical volcanoes influence climate more than assumed

The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 had a significant impact on climate, decreasing global mean temperature by about 0.5°C. Like the famous eruptions of Krakatau (1883) and Tambora (1815), Pinatubo is located in the tropics, which has been considered an important factor underlying its strong climate forcing. However, an international research group led by the GEOMAR has now published a study in

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Extreme weather and geopolitics major drivers of increasing 'food shocks'

Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of 'food shocks,' with most caused by extreme weather and geopolitical crises. An international study looked at the incidence of land and marine food shocks — sudden losses in food production — between 1961 and 2013.

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Facebook memes during 2016 presidential election differ from gender stereotypes

Facebook political memes of Donald Trump in the 2016 election were more likely to focus on his hairstyle and facial expressions, while those of Hillary Clinton were more likely to center on the email scandal and her relationships — a contrast to historical gender stereotypes in politics, a Baylor University study has found.

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Facebook memes during 2016 presidential election differ from gender stereotypes

Facebook political memes of Donald Trump in the 2016 election were more likely to focus on his hairstyle and facial expressions, while those of Hillary Clinton were more likely to center on the email scandal and her relationships—a contrast to historical gender stereotypes in politics, a Baylor University study has found.

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Facial masculinity does not appear to be a condition-dependent male ornament and does not reflect MHC heterozygosity in humans [Anthropology]

Recent studies have called into question the idea that facial masculinity is a condition-dependent male ornament that indicates immunocompetence in humans. We add to this growing body of research by calculating an objective measure of facial masculinity/femininity using 3D images in a large sample (n = 1,233) of people of…

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Famous Bad Video Game Studio Quantic Dream No Longer Sony Exclusive

David Cage sucks. He sucks. And while I’m sure there are plenty of talented developers at Quantic Dream, as long as the team is completely at the whim of his wannabe amateur film […] The …

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Feeding state sculpts a circuit for sensory valence in Caenorhabditis elegans [Neuroscience]

Hunger affects the behavioral choices of all animals, and many chemosensory stimuli can be either attractive or repulsive depending on an animal’s hunger state. Although hunger-induced behavioral changes are well documented, the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which hunger modulates neural circuit function to generate changes in chemosensory valence are…

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Fejl på spritny bro: Nordmænd finder en ødelagt bolt og svagheder i 12 andre

Det norske Statens Vegvesen vil lukke Hålogalandsbroen i Norge, hvis bare én bolt til går i stykker.

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Fel i app: Du kan bli avlyssnad med Facetime

Ett allvarligt fel i Apples Facetime-app, som används för videosamtal, gör att den som blir uppringd kan avlyssnas, även om man inte svarat på samtalet. I vissa fall går det även att se den uppringde genom videofunktionen.

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Female graduates who wear 'sexy clothes' seen as less capable than counterparts

Females who dress 'sexily' at their graduation are perceived as being less competent and are believed to have performed worse in their degree than their peers who dress more professionally, new research from the University of Surrey reports.

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Female graduates who wear 'sexy clothes' seen as less capable than counterparts

Females who dress 'sexily' at their graduation are perceived as being less competent and are believed to have performed worse in their degree than their peers who dress more professionally, new research from the University of Surrey reports.

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Fiber sensors may leave the jacket on

Commercially-available fibers can also be protected by a jacket made of polyimide. The specific material was originally proposed for protecting the fiber at high temperatures. However, recent studies have demonstrated that the polyimide coating also provides transmission of ultrasound. The consequences are significant: researchers at Bar-Ilan University report in a new article that they are now ab

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Fiber sensors may leave the jacket on

Optical fibers enable the internet, and they are practically everywhere: underground and beneath the oceans. Fibers can do more than just carry information: they are also fantastic sensors. Hair-thin optical fibers support measurements over hundreds of km, may be embedded in almost any structure, operate in hazardous environments and withstand electro-magnetic interference.

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Finansborgarrådet vill stoppa SD från att ta ut dubbla arvoden

Finansborgarråd Anna König Jerlmyr (M) vill stoppa SD-ledaren Peter Wallmark från att ta ut dubbla arvoden. Stadens jurister har fått i uppdrag att granska upplägget att få arvode både som förtroendevald och politisk tjänsteman.

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Flere får udskrevet medicinsk cannabis end forventet

Tre gange flere end sundhedsministeriet forventede, har fået recept på medicinsk cannabis. DSAM-formand mener, at fokus bør være på behandleres kompetencer frem for antallet i behandling.

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Florida Couple Finds a Grenade. Next Stop: Taco Bell?

A metal-fishing couple caught more than they bargained for.

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Fluid dynamics simulation reveals the underlying physics of liquid jet cleaning

Semiconductor manufacturing involve cleaning processes, and it's become highly desirable to use physical cleaning techniques such as liquid jets or underwater ultrasound instead of toxic chemicals. Now, mechanical engineers specializing in the mechanism of fluid motion at Keio University have unveiled the underlying physics of what happens when liquid jet collisions strike surfaces to be cleaned.

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Fluid-inspired material self-heals before your eyes

A Northwestern University team has developed a new coating strategy for metal that self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped or cracked. The novel material could prevent these tiny defects from turning into localized corrosion, which can cause major structures to fail.

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Fluid-inspired material self-heals before your eyes

Engineers have developed a new coating strategy for metal that self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped or cracked. The novel material could prevent these tiny defects from turning into localized corrosion, which can cause major structures to fail.

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Flying taxis within five years? Not likely

When the American aerospace company Bell Nexus unveiled an air taxi at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month it breathed new life into conversations about a future where ride sharing happens in the air rather than on the ground.

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Food Shocks Are Causing Hunger to Spike

Extreme weather, armed conflict and mismanagement are ruining swaths of crops — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Football instant replays can affect fans' brand attitude

The result of football instant replay video reviews can alter a consumer's perception of a brand, according to a new study.

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Football instant replays can affect fans' brand attitude

The result of football instant replay video reviews can alter a consumer's perception of a brand, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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For bruised Apple, a need to go beyond the iPhone

Apple is aiming to show it can do more than just make iPhones in a quarterly update Tuesday for investors who are skeptical over whether the culture-changing company can regain the momentum from its glory days.

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For endangered lemurs, internet fame has a dark side

Cats and dogs aren't the only cute animals that rule the internet. We also coo over a video of someone snuggling a tiger cub, feeding a sloth or tickling a loris.

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For peanut allergy therapy, recast side effects as progress

Research shows that when children perceive mild reactions to immunotherapy for peanut allergies as useful, they are less anxious about symptoms and also less likely to skip doses. Almost 6 million American children and adolescents have food allergies. Oral immunotherapy is an emerging treatment where patients gradually consume tiny doses of the allergen until they build tolerance to it. During tr

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Forsker om regeringens lufthavns-parkering: »Potentialet er begrænset«

Trafikforsker tvivler på, at pendlere vil bruge parkér og rejs-anlæg ved Københavns Lufthavn.

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Fortnite V7.30 supports Bluetooth controllers for Android and iOS

Everybody likes to gripe about Sony not allowing cross-platform play, but it’s a double-edged sword. Sure you get to play with your friends, but not all platforms are equally suited for competitive …

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Fortsatt guldregn över Ica-handlarna trots hårdare press

Även om kostnaderna för satsningen på e-handel tynger resultatet är det fortfarande mycket lönsamt att vara Ica-handlare – nästan två miljarder fick butikernas ägare i utdelning under 2018. Men utdelningen sjönk kraftigt mot året före.

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Fotbollsspelare fängslad i Thailand rädd för tortyr om han utlämnas till Bahrain

Fotbollsspelaren Hakeem al-Araibi sitter fängslad i Thailand, dömd för ”terrorism” av Bahrains regim. Allt fler inom idrottsvärlden kräver nu att han ska släppas fri och slippa utlämnas till sitt hemland. “Jag är livrädd för att det slutgiltiga beslutet att utlämna honom kommer att tas de närmaste dagarna”, skriver hans fru ett brev där hon vädjar om hjälp.

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French authorities reject Ford plant closure plan

French authorities have rejected a plan put forward by US auto-maker Ford to close one of its plants, giving a Franco-Belgian equipment manufacturer more time to improve a buy-out offer.

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Frida Wallberg kollapsade i helgen

Den tidigare boxaren Frida Wallberg har fortsatt stora problem efter sin hjärnblödning. På Instagram berättar hon att ambulans fick hämta henne i helgen. Och kollapsen var inte den första. – Jag har haft det riktigt tufft ett tag, säger Wallberg till Expressen.

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From Fruit Fly To Stink Eye: Searching For Anger's Animal Roots

Scientists say comedian Lewis Black has a lot in common with a fruit fly. They're both really good at acting angry, probably because human anger has roots in animal aggression. (Image credit: Ariel Davis for NPR)

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From the archive

From the archive From the archive, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00265-z How Nature reported anxiety about a Mars probe in 1969, and the lack of scientists in the British government in 1919.

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Frustrated supercritical collapse in tunable charge arrays on graphene

Frustrated supercritical collapse in tunable charge arrays on graphene Frustrated supercritical collapse in tunable charge arrays on graphene, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08371-2 Placement of charge centres with atomic precision on graphene allows exploration of new types of confinement of charge carriers. Here, the authors fabricate atomically precise arrays of poin

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Fyra saker att veta inför parlamentets Brexitomröstningar

Premiärminister Theresa May vädjade på tisdagen till det brittiska parlamentet att ge henne ett så starkt mandat som möjligt inför de fortsatta Brexitförhandlingarna. DN:s korrespondent Erik de la Reguera svarar på fyra frågor om kvällens viktiga omröstningar i underhuset.

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GameStop calls off its search for a buyer, sees a one-day stock dive of 27%

Follows $700M+ sale of Spring Wireless earlier this month.

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Geometrically incompatible confinement of solids [Applied Physical Sciences]

The complex morphologies exhibited by spatially confined thin objects have long challenged human efforts to understand and manipulate them, from the representation of patterns in draped fabric in Renaissance art to current-day efforts to engineer flexible sensors that conform to the human body. We introduce a theoretical principle, broadly generalizing…

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Geriatrisk afdeling fra OUH rykker kontrolbesøg hjem til patienterne

Et udgående team fra geriatrisk afdeling på OUH besøger patienter, der er udskrevet til kommunale rehabiliteringstilbud. Det forebygger genindlæggelser og giver mere tryghed.

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Get stoked for the January Marathon!

Our marathon gap from the winter holidays has concluded, and surely you’ve geared up big time to finally get that cube-counting fix! We’re certainly excited to see whether the new year brings some new cell completion records. Starting at 8 PM EST on 1/30 you’ll have 24 hours to grow and complete 1-2 cells! Special Guidelines for Scythes Bonus: Normal SC bonuses are doubled! Naming: Admins will be

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Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature

Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class and Jeanne Dyches, assistant professor in Iowa State University's School of Education, would like students to question that tradition.

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Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature

Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class. Assigning these texts without questioning issues of race or gender may exclude students and make them feel their voices are not valued, says an Iowa State researcher.

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Glemmer du? Så gør jeg det nok også: Vores kollektive hukommelse er sat på formel

PLUS. En bieksponentialfunktion beskriver præcist, hvordan vores fælles hukommelse sygner hen, viser fysikere fra Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Golden State vann igen – utan Jerebko

Det går bra för Jonas Jerebkos Golden State Warriors. I natt vann NBA-klubben mot Indiana Pacers vilket innebär en segersvit på elva matcher – årets längsta i hela ligan.

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GPS-GSM technology for the long journey of the Egyptian vulture, an endangered species

The Egyptian vulture is an endangered migratory species usually found in our area between March and September, and which stays in Africa during the rest of the year. However, there is not a lot of information about its transcontinental journeys—whether it stops to eat, where it stops and for how long, and about its mortality, and the number of losses and their causes.

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GPS-GSM technology for the long journey of the Egyptian vulture, an endangered species

The Egyptian vulture is an endangered migratory species usually found in our area between March and September, and which stays in Africa during the rest of the year. However, there is not a lot of information about its transcontinental journeys—whether it stops to eat, where it stops and for how long, and about its mortality, and the number of losses and their causes.

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Graphene: Large, stable pieces of graphene produced with unique edge pattern

Graphene is a promising material for use in nanoelectronics. Its electronic properties depend greatly, however, on how the edges of the carbon layer are formed. Zigzag patterns are particularly interesting in this respect, but until now it has been virtually impossible to create edges with a pattern like this. Chemists and physicists have now succeeded in producing stable nanographene with a zigza

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Gruvarbetare saknas efter skalv i Polen

Flera gruvarbetare saknas och flera har skadats efter att ett jordskalv skakat en gruva i västra Polen.

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Guaidó utesluter inte att tvinga bort Madura med våld

Venezuelas oppositionsledare Juan Guaidó säger i en intervju att landet har utvecklats till en diktatur. Han tror på en fredlig övergång från Nicolás Maduros styre men utesluter inte våld.

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Guldbaggekalas för trollen i ”Gräns”

Favorittippade trolldramat ”Gräns” korades till bästa film och dominerade årets glittergala med ytterligare fem baggar. Främsta utmanare blev Peter Grönlunds drabbande socialdrama ”Goliat” som tog hem fyra baggar.

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Gypsy moth genome provides insights into flight capability and virus-host interactions [Genetics]

Since its accidental introduction to Massachusetts in the late 1800s, the European gypsy moth (EGM; Lymantria dispar dispar) has become a major defoliator in North American forests. However, in part because females are flightless, the spread of the EGM across the United States and Canada has been relatively slow over…

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Haiti's first-ever private nature reserve created to protect imperiled species

In a race against time, an American professor and a Haitian CEO have teamed up to establish private nature reserves to protect Haiti's disappearing species. Now, with funding from Global Wildlife Conservation and Rainforest Trust, the first such park has been purchased: Grand Bois, a mountain in the southwest of Haiti with rare and endangered plants and animals.

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Hand hygiene compliance among paramedics 'remarkably low'

Paramedics' compliance with hand hygiene standards seems to be 'remarkably low,' finds an observational study of ambulance staff practice in four countries and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.

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Hanson Robotics Names Jeanne Lim as Its First Female CEO

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Haverikommissionen sågar svensk helikopterkapacitet

Sjöfartsverket klarar inte sitt mål att ha dygnet runt-beredda helikoptrar för räddningsinsatser. Det finns alldeles för få för de fem baserna, enligt en ny kritisk rapport. – Vid ett tillfälle var fyra baser stängda samtidigt, säger Jörgen Zachau på Statens haverikommission.

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HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand is Leading the Race to Exascale

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Heavy drinking may change DNA — Leading to increased craving for alcohol

Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

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Hellishly hard new game is specifically designed to confound AI

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Her er renseanlægget også et kraftværk: Henter energi ud af spildevand

PLUS. Marselisborg Renseanlæg er verdens mest energi­effektive. For hver 100 kWh brugt i processerne, producerer anlægget 170 kWh fordelt på varme og el.

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High-precision chemical fingerprint allows unambiguous identification

Components of 42 wines have been analysed using state-of-the-art equipment for the first time. The data generated will provide an extremely accurate basis for definitively characterising wine varieties, as well as an innovative approach for routine wine analysis. The method could also allow a wine to be clearly authenticated or to uncover counterfeits, as well as provide new insights into the role

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Hiphopikoner på Skansens scen i maj

Tre blytunga hiphopgrupper står på Skansens scen 24 maj: Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy och De La Soul tillsammans med DJ Premier.

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Hospital patients are leaving their plates half full and it's putting their lives at risk, study shows

The largest analysis to date of US hospital malnutrition prevalence confirms one in three adults are at risk.Majority of patients eat only half of their plates or less, which is linked to greater risk of death.Nutrition care is significantly underutilized in hospitals, and it could greatly improve patients' health.

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How a boss can get too close with workers

The boss asks her longtime employee, with whom she has enjoyed a strong, professional working relationship, to complete a task related to their everyday business. The employee, based on their longstanding rapport, doesn't grasp the immediacy of the supervisor's request. The task doesn't get accomplished in time. Their business suffers.

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How black holes power plasma jets

Cosmic robbery powers the jets streaming from a black hole, new simulations reveal. The results are the most detailed look yet at the processes involved in boosting the streams of particles to nearly the speed of light. The simulations show that two mechanisms are responsible: one near the black hole's polar regions and the other nearer the equator. The insights could help scientists analyze upcom

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How do fish and birds hang together? The answer is a wake with purpose

Fish and birds are able to move in groups, without separating or colliding, due to a newly discovered dynamic: the followers interact with the wake left behind by the leaders. The finding offers new insights into animal locomotion and points to potential ways to harness energy from natural resources.

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How scientists can team up with big tech

How scientists can team up with big tech How scientists can team up with big tech, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00290-y Technology companies are attracting researchers through funding and partnership opportunities.

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How the '60s counterculture created Silicon Valley

Steve Jobs was influenced by an important counterculture and computing periodical. San Francisco went from hippie haven to technological hub in the years that followed the 1960s. The Homebrew Computer Club was founded by a draft resister and spawned dozens of tech companies. There is a lot of confused historical misrepresentation when it comes to the 1960s counterculture. Far from being just a po

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How the World got Better in 2018, in 15 Charts

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How to know when a conspiracy theory is almost surely false

Although there's no shortage of crackpot conspiracy theories on the internet, the fact is sometimes people do commit conspiracies. The 'basic argument' against conspiracy theories can help to sort out which theories can be easily dismissed, and which might be worth looking into. It's also important to realize many so-called conspiracy theories actually aren't describing conspiracies, but rather t

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How to send a finch extinct

An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

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How to send a finch extinct

An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

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How to send a finch extinct

An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study.Researchers reviewed Australian and Queensland laws that protect threatened and endangered species, in light of a more than 80 percent reduction in the distribution of the southern black-throated finch's population.

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How to work out your pelvic floor (and why everyone should)

Muscle Month No jade eggs required. While buying expensive rocks to stick up your nethers is a bad idea, maintaining a strong pelvic floor is a great one.

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How we know that ancient African people valued fossils and rocks

It's been nearly 50 years since geologist and author Dorothy Vitaliano coined the term "geomythology". This refers to the study of oral traditions from around the world that explain geological and other natural phenomena through metaphor and myth. Geomythology also involves investigating how pre-scientific cultures interpreted the geological and fossil phenomena they encountered in the world aroun

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Huawei ban blamed as new Australian mobile network axed

An Australian telecommunications company on Tuesday cancelled plans to create the country's fourth mobile phone network, blaming a recent security-driven ban on China's Huawei.

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Huawei MateBook 13 review: An uninspiring MacBook Air clone

Huawei's MateBook series of laptops seriously impressed last year. The MateBook X and X Pro were surprisingly popular among tech journalists, offering powerful performance, …

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Huawei: how the telecoms giant is seen around the worldUS Huawei Chinese T-Mobile

US charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei have cranked up tensions between the world's two biggest economies, but the company is already facing obstructions around the world over alleged cyber-security risks.

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Huaweis nyckelroll i konflikten mellan USA och Kina

Spioneri, åtal och gisslandiplomati. Världens två supermakter, Kina och USA, är mitt inne i ett intrikat maktspel där ingredienserna skulle platsa i vilken thriller som helst. DN berättar historien om konflikten där telekomjätten Huawei spelar en nyckelroll.

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Huge step forward in decoding genomes of small species

For the first time, scientists have read the whole genetic code of one single mosquito. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Pacific Biosciences worked in partnership to advance technology and lower the starting amount of DNA needed to just 'half a mosquito-worth', producing the first high quality whole genome of a single mosquito. The study in Genes opens the door to understanding th

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Huge step forward in decoding genomes of small species

For the first time, scientists have read the whole genetic code of one single tiny mosquito. Traditionally, it has been difficult to extract enough DNA from insects and other small organisms to build a high quality genome for a single individual. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Pacific Biosciences worked in partnership to advance technology and lower the starting amount of DNA ne

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Huge step forward in decoding genomes of small species

For the first time, scientists have read the whole genetic code of one single tiny mosquito. Traditionally, it has been difficult to extract enough DNA from insects and other small organisms to build a high quality genome for a single individual. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Pacific Biosciences worked in partnership to advance technology and lower the starting amount of DNA ne

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Human cytomegalovirus G protein-coupled receptor US28 promotes latency by attenuating c-fos [Microbiology]

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a ubiquitous pathogen that undergoes latency in cells of the hematopoietic compartment, although the mechanisms underlying establishment and maintenance of latency remain elusive. We previously reported that the HCMV-encoded G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) homolog US28 is required for successful latent infection. We now show that US28…

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Human shit in bricks

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Humanities Blueprint for Success

Life is beautiful. While all of the amazing creatures and fauna of our planet are incredible, human beings have the capacity to ensure our survival. Eventually Earth will become inhabitable. While we are currently starting to explore space, we are killing each other and placing obstacles in humanities path. We need strong leaders working together who put the survival of our species as their prior

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Humans colonized diverse environments in Southeast Asia and Oceania during the Pleistocene

Investigations into what it means to be human have often focused on attempts to uncover the earliest material traces of art, language, or technological complexity. More recently, however, scholars have begun to argue that more attention should be paid to the ecological uniqueness of our species. A new study published in Archaeological Research in Asia reviews the palaeoecological information assoc

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HV-stjärnan kan missa resten av säsongen

HV71:s forwardsstjärna Martin Thörnberg är skadad igen. Han har bara spelat två matcher den här SHL-säsongen och räknar inte med mer spel, enligt Jönköpings-Posten. – Det är bättre att tänka så, då blir man inte så jäkla besviken, säger lagkaptenen till JP.

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Hädelsefall i Pakistan upp i högsta domstolen

Ödet för den pakistanska, kristna kvinna som i november friades från ett dödsstraff för hädelse ligger än en gång i vågskålen. Pakistans högsta domstol väntas på tisdagen fatta beslut om prövningstillstånd sedan den friande domen överklagats.

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IBM Research releases 'Diversity in Faces' dataset to advance study of fairness in facial recognition systems

Have you ever been treated unfairly? How did it make you feel? Probably not too good. Most people generally agree that a fairer world is a better world, and our AI researchers couldn't agree more. That's why we are harnessing the power of science to create AI systems that are more fair and accurate.

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Ikke nok at lufte ud: Sådan får du styr på dit indeklima

Temperaturen skal være jævn i alle rum. Og så er det en god idé at sortere dine rengøringsprodukter, lyder to af seks råd fra ekspert.

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Image of the Day: Coral Tables

Diverse plots of corals appeared healthier than monocultures at the end of a 16-month study.

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iMT: Creating a blueprint for cortical connectivity

Taking the first step towards actualizing a blueprint of the brain, researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have developed a novel technique capable of tracing intricate neural connections with unprecedented sensitivity. By innovatively combining cutting-edge genetic tools with the established technique of monosynaptic tracing, the Taniguchi Lab has created a powerful new to

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In silico comparison of protein-bound uremic toxin removal by hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, membrane adsorption, and binding competition

In silico comparison of protein-bound uremic toxin removal by hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, membrane adsorption, and binding competition In silico comparison of protein-bound uremic toxin removal by hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, membrane adsorption, and binding competition, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37195-1 In silico comparison of protein-bound uremic toxin r

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In simple bacteria, scientists find new evidence of complex immunity

Bacteria have lots of enemies. Among them are rivaling bacteria, viruses, and even DNA—namely, a special type of DNA called a plasmid, which can infect a microbe and hijack its inner resources to replicate. Luckily for them, bacteria have evolved remarkably flexible tactics for fighting off infections.

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In simple bacteria, scientists find new evidence of complex immunity

Bacteria have lots of enemies. Among them are rivaling bacteria, viruses, and even DNA—namely, a special type of DNA called a plasmid, which can infect a microbe and hijack its inner resources to replicate. Luckily for them, bacteria have evolved remarkably flexible tactics for fighting off infections.

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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]

How mites affect honey bee colonies Fluorescence of bee fat body and mites match (1 mm scale). The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major driver of honey bee colony losses worldwide. The mites are thought to feed exclusively on a blood-like fluid called hemolymph. In contrast to this view,…

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In vivo measurement of trabecular meshwork stiffness in a corticosteroid-induced ocular hypertensive mouse model [Medical Sciences]

Ocular corticosteroids are commonly used clinically. Unfortunately, their administration frequently leads to ocular hypertension, i.e., elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which, in turn, can progress to a form of glaucoma known as steroid-induced glaucoma. The pathophysiology of this condition is poorly understood yet shares similarities with the most common form of…

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Indirect tail states formation by thermal-induced polar fluctuations in halide perovskites

Indirect tail states formation by thermal-induced polar fluctuations in halide perovskites Indirect tail states formation by thermal-induced polar fluctuations in halide perovskites, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08326-7 The weak effects induced by lattice disorder on the optoelectronic properties of halide perovskites still remain elusive. Here Wu et al. confirm the i

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Inga förändringar för Preem efter ägarens frisläppande

Det är inga förändringar när det gäller ägandeskapet i Preem. Det säger oljebolagets ägare Mohammed Al-Amoudi till en källa som DN varit i kontakt med. Hans företagsimperium är intakt.

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Intel announces Israel expansion government values at $10 bn

Intel said Tuesday it is expanding its operations in Israel, where government ministers said the US computer chipmaker will invest some 10 billion dollars in a new plant.

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Interdisciplinary UA researchers get tangled up in quantum computing

Good neighbors often share resources: a cup of sugar, extra lawn chairs, a set of jumper cables. Researchers across campus at the University of Arizona will soon be able to share a less common—and far more valuable—resource to help them further their research: entangled photons, or interlinked pairs of light particles.

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Intravascular triglyceride lipolysis becomes crystal clear [Medical Sciences]

The ability to store surplus calories as fat for use during fasting or periods of increased energy demands is a fundamental process required for survival of all species. Fat consumed in the diet is incorporated into triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (chylomicrons) in the intestine for delivery to peripheral tissues. The liver also…

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Investigators study effect of switching insulin medications

In 2015, CareMore Health, an integrated health delivery system and subsidiary of Anthem Inc., piloted an intervention to switch members from analogue to less expensive human insulin. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have analyzed the results of the program, finding that the switch was associated with only a small, population-level increase — 0.14 percent — in hemoglobin A1c, a val

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Ireland is questioning Facebook’s plan to merge Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Facebook’s plans to merge WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger are drawing the scrutiny of European data watchdogs. The New York Times first broke plans of the merger on …

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IRF anbefaler skift af KOL-inhalator

Skift fra Spiriva til Braltus, begge med indholdsstoffet tiotropium, kan spare regionerne for medicinudgifter på 13,5 mio. kr., mener Indsatser for Rationel Farmakoterapi (IRF) i Sundhedsstyrelsen.

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Irländarna ska rösta om ny skilsmässolag

Irland kommer att hålla en folkomröstning om en mer liberal skilsmässolagstiftning i maj. I dag måste par som vill skiljas leva separerade i fyra av de senaste fem åren innan skilsmässan kan godkännas.

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It's our genes that make us stay up late

And that could lead to mental health issues. Ben Lewis reports.

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It's time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts

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Japan's ANA to order 30 Boeing, 18 Airbus planes

The operator of Japan's All Nippon Airways said Tuesday it has decided to order a total of 48 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus for deliveries from 2021 through 2025.

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Jiloan Hamad klar för ny klubb

Jiloan Hamad har stått utan klubb sedan kontraktet med Hammarby löpte ut efter förra säsongen. Sedan dess har spekulationerna om spelarens nya klubbadress varit många. Men enligt uppgifter till Expressen är mittfältaren nu klar för Incheon United FC i sydkoreanska högstaligan.

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Judge rejects proposed settlement to Yahoo data breach lawsuit

"Yahoo’s… lack of transparency related to the data breaches [is] egregious."

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Judge upholds protection for gray wolves in California

A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state's Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock.

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Judge upholds protection for gray wolves in California

A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state's Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock.

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JVM-stjärnan sjuk – missar SM-start

Frida Karlsson, som tog två guld och ett stafettbrons under JVM i skidor, har drabbas av ett bakslag, rapporterar Radiosporten.

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Kalas på baggar för trollen i ”Gräns”

Favorittippade trolldramat ”Gräns” korades till bästa film och dominerade årets glittergala med ytterligare fem baggar. Främsta utmanare blev Peter Grönlunds drabbande socialdrama ”Goliat” som tog hem fyra baggar.

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Kanada: Trädgårdsmästare erkänner åtta mord

Den 67-årige trädgårdsmästaren Bruce McArthur erkänner åtta mord i kanadensiska Toronto.

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Karolinskas nya direktör öppnar för förändringar

Nu står det klart vem som tar över som ny sjukhusdirektör för Karolinska: Björn Zoëga, som rekryteras från den stora vårdkoncernen GHP. Han öppnar för stora förändringar i den nya, kritiserade organisationsmodellen. – Prio ett är hur man gör det bäst för patienten. Om vi behöver backa till den gamla modellen, så gör vi det.

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Kick-starting the genome in early development

We can think of the egg and sperm as information capsules with stored instructions for starting a new life, but post fertilisation, what kick starts the interpretation of these instructions?

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Kick-starting the genome in early development

We can think of the egg and sperm as information capsules with stored instructions for starting a new life, but post fertilization, what kick starts the interpretation of these instructions?

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Klimatet kan göra svenska sjöar isfria om vintern

Det är ingen nyhet att jorden generellt har blivit varmare under de senaste decennierna. Det är inte heller någon nyhet att tidsspannet då vi kan åka skridskor eller pimpelfiska i Sverige har krympt. I en ny vetenskaplig studie har Gesa Weyhenmeyer, professor i akvatisk biogeokemi vid Uppsala universitet, tillsammans med internationella forskarkollegor undersökt hur allvarlig situationen är globa

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Knowing lung cancer symptoms boosts visits to doctor

People at high risk of lung cancer are 40 percent more likely to see a doctor when they get help identifying and monitoring their symptoms, a new study shows. Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, with 1.3 million new diagnoses every year. It has one of the lowest survival outcomes of any cancer because more than two-thirds of patients receive a diagnosis too late for curative treatmen

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Konflikten optrappes: USA anklager Huawei for svindel og industrispionage

Amerikanske T-Mobile lod Huawei-ingeniører teste mobiltelefoner med en testrobot – og det har den kinesiske gigant udnyttet til tyveri af industrihemmeligheder, anklager FBI nu.

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Kraftjätte ansöker om konkursskydd efter skogsbränder

PG&E, ledande leverantör av naturgas och el i Kalifornien, USA, ansöker om konkursskydd. Bolaget ska rekonstrueras för att hantera ersättningskrav efter stora bränder i norra Kalifornien 2017 och 2018.

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Kulturprofilens överklagande till HD: ”Har framställts som ett veritabelt monster”

Kulturprofilen Jean-Claude Arnault har presenterat sina argument för att HD bör pröva våldtäktsdomen. Han menar att underdomstolarna kan ha påverkats av medierapporteringen.

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Kvinna fast i hiss flott hus i New York under hela helgen

En kvinna i New York satt under förra veckan fast i en krånglande hiss i två och ett halvt dygn. Husets ägare reste bort den gångna helgen, utan att märka kvinnans belägenhet.

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Kvällströtta mår bättre

Kön, ålder och miljöfaktorer som temperatur och dagsljus påverkar mellan vilka klockslag en person helst sover. Men gener spelar också en viktig roll. Det finns 351 gener som ofta skiljer sig mellan morgon- och kvällsmänniskor. Det visar en studie av sömnvanornas genetik baserad på nästan 700 000 personer, den största hittills. Generna är kopplade till när sömnen börjar och slutar – inte till hur

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Köttkontroller i Polen efter slakteriskandal

Polen skakas av larm om sjuka kor som slaktats och vars kött därefter blivit livsmedel. Larmet har fått den polska staten att utlova omfattande kontroller. Enligt Livsmedelverket finns det ännu inga uppgifter om att något sjukt kött skulle ha nått Sverige.

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Landslaget mot publikrekord på Friends

Intresset för Sveriges fotbollsdamers landskamp mot Tyskland på Friends arena är rekordstort. Med drygt två månader kvar till matchen har över 20.302 biljetter sålts – och det nuvarande publikrekordet ser ut att slås.

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Large molecules from dietary fiber can change gut environment through physical forces

Large molecules from dietary fiber, called polymers, can physically influence the environment in the small intestine by causing solid particles to group together (or aggregate), according to new research.

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Large molecules from dietary fiber can change gut environment through physical forces

Large molecules from dietary fiber, called polymers, can physically influence the environment in the small intestine by causing solid particles to group together (or aggregate), according to research published in eLife.

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Large molecules from dietary fiber can change gut environment through physical forces

Large molecules from dietary fiber, called polymers, can physically influence the environment in the small intestine by causing solid particles to group together (or aggregate), according to research published in eLife.

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Large molecules from dietary fiber can change gut environment through physical forces

Large molecules from dietary fiber, called polymers, can physically influence the environment in the small intestine by causing solid particles to group together (or aggregate), according to research published in eLife.

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Laser-fabricated crystals in glass are ferroelectric

For the first time, a team of researchers from Lehigh University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lebanon Valley College and Corning Inc. has demonstrated that laser-generated crystals confined in glass retain controllable ferroelectric properties, key to creating faster, more efficient optical communication systems.

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Laser-fabricated crystals in glass are ferroelectric

For the first time, a team of researchers has demonstrated that laser-generated crystals confined in glass retain controllable ferroelectric properties, key to creating faster, more efficient optical communication systems.

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Last week in tech: Airport troubles, folding phones, and a test to find out if you're tone deaf

Technology Catch up on all the tech news you missed while trying to stay warm. Do you want a folding phone? Maybe.

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Lastbil körde fast i tunnel i Jakobsbergs centrum

En lastbil körde fast under en bro i Jakobsbergs centrum på tisdagsförmiddagen. Fordonet, som sitter fastkilat, blockerar det ena körfältet.

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Learning the space-time phase diagram of bacterial swarm expansion [Applied Physical Sciences]

Coordinated dynamics of individual components in active matter are an essential aspect of life on all scales. Establishing a comprehensive, causal connection between intracellular, intercellular, and macroscopic behaviors has remained a major challenge due to limitations in data acquisition and analysis techniques suitable for multiscale dynamics. Here, we combine a…

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Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities By Design

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, "Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design" in now available in print. In the last twenty years, citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on, but are not limited to, nonscientists participating in the proces

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Leonardos tumavtryck ställs ut 500 år efter hans död

500 år efter Leonardo da Vincis död ställs en teckning ut där han lämnat ett tydligt tumavtryck, skriver The Guardian.

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Let's talk about the elephant that wasn't in the room

Encounters with elephants are always memorable. My first meeting with a bull African elephant – face to face across a disconcertingly small and shallow waterhole during a walking safari in Zimbabwe – left me shaking so much that I couldn't even hold my camera steady enough to capture the moment for posterity. But the sound of him squirting the contents of his trunk into his capacious stomach – rem

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Let's talk about the elephant that wasn't in the room

Encounters with elephants are always memorable. My first meeting with a bull African elephant – face to face across a disconcertingly small and shallow waterhole during a walking safari in Zimbabwe – left me shaking so much that I couldn't even hold my camera steady enough to capture the moment for posterity. But the sound of him squirting the contents of his trunk into his capacious stomach – rem

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Limits of long-term selection against Neandertal introgression [Evolution]

Several studies have suggested that introgressed Neandertal DNA was subjected to negative selection in modern humans. A striking observation in support of this is an apparent monotonic decline in Neandertal ancestry observed in modern humans in Europe over the past 45,000 years. Here, we show that this decline is an…

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Lindström uttagen till VM: ”Optimistisk”

Skidskytten Fredrik Lindströms säsong har förstörts av körtelfeber. Men när förbundskaptenen Wolfgang Pichler, enligt Radiosporten, presenterar VM-truppen i eftermiddag finns den svenske stjärnan med.

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Lista: Ica-handlarna som tjänar mest – så går din lokala Ica

Utdelningen för landets Ica-handlare blev omkring 1,9 miljarder förra året, och ett stort antal handlare hade många miljoner i aktieutdelning. DN har kartlagt resultaten för cirka 1.300 Ica-butiker över hela landet. Här kan du se vilka Ica-handlare i landet som drog in mest 2018 – och hur det går för din lokala Ica.

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Listeners get an idea of the personality of the speaker through his voice

A paper published by Cristina Baus and Albert Costa, UPF researchers at the Center for Cognition and Brain (CBC), in collaboration with researchers from the Université Aix-Marseille and the University of Glasgow, has shown that listeners across languages form very rapid personality impressions from the voice and this is not modulated by the language of the listener, native or foreign.

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Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and center of mass of the animals. An international team of researchers investigated numerous dinosaur footprints in Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains using state-of-the-art methods. By comparing them with other sauropods tracks, the scientists deter

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Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and centre of mass of the animals. An international team of researchers investigated numerous dinosaur footprints in Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains using state-of-the-art methods. By comparing them with other sauropods tracks, the scientists deter

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Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and centre of mass of the animals. An international team of researchers investigated numerous dinosaur footprints in Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains using state-of-the-art methods. By comparing them with other sauropods tracks, the scientists deter

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Long-term effects of institutional rearing, foster care, and brain activity on memory and executive functioning [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Children experiencing psychosocial deprivation as a result of early institutional rearing demonstrate many difficulties with memory and executive functioning (EF). To date, there is scant evidence that foster care placement remediates these difficulties during childhood. The current study examined longitudinal trajectories of memory and EF from childhood to adolescence in…

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Long-term unemployment linked to increase in neonatal abstinence syndrome

Babies born after being exposed to opioids before birth are more likely to be delivered in regions of the US with high rates of long-term unemployment and lower levels of mental health services, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the RAND Corporation.

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Lower obesity rates linked with public transportation use, study shows

Public transportation systems provide numerous economic benefits for a community. An added public health bonus provided by such systems may be lower obesity rates. A new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech compared and analyzed county data from 2001 and 2009. They found that a single percentage-point increase in mass transit ridership is associ

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Löfven: Se över formerna för regeringsbildning

HELSINGFORS. Efter höstens stökiga regeringsbildning efterlyser Stefan Löfven (S) en diskussion om formerna för hur en statsminister ska kunna avsättas av riksdagen. – Vi ska kanske fundera på om vi i Sverige också borde ha den ordningen att innan man avsätter en statsminister och regering så ska man i samma stund ha ett alternativ, säger Stefan Löfven.

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Macromolecules with programmable shape, size, and chemistry [Engineering]

Shape, size, and composition are the most fundamental design features, enabling highly complex functionalities. Despite recent advances, the independent control of shape, size, and chemistry of macromolecules remains a synthetic challenge. We report a scalable methodology to produce large, well-defined macromolecules with programmable shape, size, and chemistry that combines reactor…

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MaNGA data release includes detailed maps of thousands of nearby galaxies

The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) includes observations revealing the internal structure and composition of nearly 5,000 nearby galaxies observed during the first three years of a program called Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA).

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Mānoa: Are Hawaiian corals adjusting to warmer temperatures?

A team of researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum conducted a study of coral resiliency that showed some corals are better able to tolerate heat than similar corals tested in the 1970's. But scientists say it will not be fast enough to fight off rising sea temperatures.

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Many suffering children in Somaliland need surgery, but most of those needs go unmet

Children in Somaliland suffer a significant burden of health conditions — particularly congenital deformities and wound-related conditions — that could be eased by surgery, but most of those needs go unmet, according to a study by Baylor University and Duke University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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May vill återuppta förhandlingar med Bryssel

Storbritanniens premiärminister Theresa May kommer att be EU att återuppta förhandlingarna on Storrbritanninens Brexitavtal, rapporterar BBC. EU har tidigare sagt att det är uteslutet att göra ändringar i det avtal som har träffats.

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Mechanism explains breast cancer cell plasticity

Researchers have discovered that breast cancer stem cells can shift between cell surface molecules CD44s and CD44v via alternative splicing and consequently alter their ability to survive.

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Mechanism of IRSp53 inhibition by 14-3-3

Mechanism of IRSp53 inhibition by 14-3-3 Mechanism of IRSp53 inhibition by 14-3-3, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08317-8 IRSp53 is a key regulator of filopodia formation and cell migration. Here, the authors elucidate a mechanism of phosphorylation-dependent inhibition of IRSp53 by 14-3-3, which impedes the interactions of IRSp53 with membranes and downstream cytoskele

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Meet the quantum fridge — at 3 atoms in size, it's much smaller than a minibar

Researchers in Singapore have built a refrigerator that's just three atoms big. This quantum fridge won't keep your drinks cold, but it's cool proof of physics operating at the smallest scales. The work is described in a paper published Jan. 14 in Nature Communications.

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Meet the quantum fridge: At 3 atoms in size, it's much smaller than a minibar

Researchers in Singapore have built a refrigerator that's just three atoms big. This quantum fridge won't keep your drinks cold, but it's cool proof of physics operating at the smallest scales.

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Metrics for evaluating the stability and reproducibility of mass spectra

Metrics for evaluating the stability and reproducibility of mass spectra Metrics for evaluating the stability and reproducibility of mass spectra, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37560-0 Metrics for evaluating the stability and reproducibility of mass spectra

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MH370: New underwater sound wave analysis suggests alternative travel route and new impact locations

Motivated by a desire to help find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean in March 2014, we proposed a way of working out where objects hit the surface of the ocean using underwater acoustic waves. Unfortunately this didn't lead to finding the plane. However, our research into these waves has moved on since we first proposed the idea in 201

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Migrantbåtar kapsejsade – många saknas

Minst fem personer har bekräftats omkomna och ytterligare minst 130 saknas sedan två båtar lastade med migranter har sjunkit utanför Djiboutis kust, enligt den Internationella migrationsorganisationen IOM.

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Millions of people like and share junk news on Facebook

Junk news sites with unknown names such as Trendnieuws and Viraal Vandaag reach millions of Dutch people thanks to their Facebook pages. Messages from those pages are much more often shared and liked than messages from pages from well-known news media such as De Telegraaf, NOS and NU.nl. This is shown by research by Nieuwscheckers and the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS).

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Mimicking nature for programmable and adaptive synthetic materials

Biological systems are truly representative of a complex macroscopic phenomenon, being acutely controlled by microscopic chemical reaction networks. As scientists seek to create a lifelike adaptive and responsive material, research has intensified into synthetic mimics of rudimentary biological processes.

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Mimicking nature for programmable and adaptive synthetic materials

Biological systems are truly representative of a complex macroscopic phenomenon, being acutely controlled by microscopic chemical reaction networks. As scientists seek to create a lifelike adaptive and responsive material, research has intensified into synthetic mimics of rudimentary biological processes.

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Miss ledde till att död blev liggande i veckor

En hyrläkare som inte kände till rutinerna missade att kontakta begravningsbyrån efter att en person konstaterats död i en tätort i Gävleborgs län i början av januari. Det är troligen förklaringen till att kroppen låg kvar i bostaden flera veckor efteråt. När anhöriga kom dit för att städa låg kroppen fortfarande kvar.

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MIT Created 2D Material to Convert Wi-Fi into Power

We all know that battery technology has been slow to evolve, and none of the potentially revolutionary next-gen designs have panned out yet. So, why not just skip the battery entirely? The post MIT Created 2D Material to Convert Wi-Fi into Power appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Molecular analysis of anchiornis feather gives clues to origin of flight

Researchers have performed molecular analysis on fossil feathers from a small, feathered dinosaur from the Jurassic. Their research could aid scientists in pinpointing when feathers evolved the capacity for flight during the dinosaur-bird transition.

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Molecular hydrophobicity at a macroscopically hydrophilic surface [Chemistry]

Interfaces between water and silicates are ubiquitous and relevant for, among others, geochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and chromatography. The molecular-level details of water organization at silica surfaces are important for a fundamental understanding of this interface. While silica is hydrophilic, weakly hydrogen-bonded OH groups have been identified at the surface of…

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More than 2,000 years of elements: a prehistory of the periodic table

More than 2,000 years of elements: a prehistory of the periodic table More than 2,000 years of elements: a prehistory of the periodic table, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00289-5 Jennifer Rampling traces how ideas of material essence and indivisibility evolved in the centuries before modern atomic theory.

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'More unites us than divides us' say researchers

A new study suggests that diverse groups around the world share more in common in terms of their beliefs and values than polarised reporting too often suggests.

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'More unites us than divides us' say researchers

New research suggests that people are much more united in their beliefs and values than media reporting often suggests.

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Movable microstructures from the printer

Laser-based 3D printing can already be used today to produce any structure on a micrometer scale. However, for many applications, especially in biomedicine, it would be advantageous if the printed objects were not rigid but switchable. Researchers have now been able to print microstructures that change shape under the influence of temperature or light.

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Movable microstructures from the printer

Laser-based 3D printing can already be used today to produce any structure on a micrometer scale. However, for many applications, especially in biomedicine, it would be advantageous if the printed objects were not rigid but switchable. Researchers have now been able to print microstructures that change shape under the influence of temperature or light.

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Movable microstructures from the printer

Laser-based 3D printing can already be used today to produce any structure on a micrometer scale. However, for many applications, especially in biomedicine, it would be advantageous if the printed objects were not rigid but switchable. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now been able to print microstructures that change shape under the influence of temperature or light

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Multistate design of influenza antibodies improves affinity and breadth against seasonal viruses [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Influenza is a yearly threat to global public health. Rapid changes in influenza surface proteins resulting from antigenic drift and shift events make it difficult to readily identify antibodies with broadly neutralizing activity against different influenza subtypes with high frequency, specifically antibodies targeting the receptor binding domain (RBD) on influenza…

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Murray har opererats – fått metallhöft

Den tidigare världsettan Andy Murray har genomgått en höftoperation i London.

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NASA's Aqua satellite shows winds shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Riley

Visible from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the effects of wind shear on Tropical Cyclone Riley in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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NASA's Aqua satellite shows winds shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Riley

Visible from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the effects of wind shear on Tropical Cyclone Riley in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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National parks pick up the pieces after month-long shutdown

Vandalism and uncollected rubbish took a toll on US national parks during the partial government shutdown

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Navigability evaluation of complex networks by greedy routing efficiency [Biological Sciences]

An important characteristic of any network is its navigability. The navigability of a network embedded in a geometrical space is associated with the fact that greedy routing (GR) performed using the node geometrical coordinates is efficient (1–5). In PNAS, Seguin et al. (6) define a measure for quantifying the efficiency…

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Neural indicators of perceptual variability of pain across species [Neuroscience]

Individuals exhibit considerable and unpredictable variability in painful percepts in response to the same nociceptive stimulus. Previous work has found neural responses that, while not necessarily responsible for the painful percepts themselves, can still correlate well with intensity of pain perception within a given individual. However, there is no reliable…

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New Brainy Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain

Image: Shutterstock Crosswords, word packets, fill-ins, oh my! Today is National Puzzle Day, a time to keep your brain active with social and intellectual activity from our newly revised puzzle packet. This popular resource is filled 18 pages of word searches, cryptograms, and more brain related-fun. Learn more about National Puzzle Day here , and download the entire Puzzle Pack and answer key on

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New cave creature is like a ‘swimming centipede’

A recent research trip to the Caribbean may have hit the jackpot: the discovery of at least one new species of ocean life. “We collected what we believe is a new remipede species, likely related to those found in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico,” says Tom Iliffe, professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston. “Other new species of cave and marine life will likely be found once further examinatio

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New findings about anti-malaria drug

Researchers at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg have unveiled the molecular effectiveness of artemisinins. The findings could lead to drugs for diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and epilepsy.

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New MIT Laser Device Whispers Secret Sounds Into Your Ear

Imagine sitting down to dinner with a group of friends, when a laser tickles the water molecules inside your ear. "Hello!" you hear.

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New precision medicine procedure fights cancer, advances treatment for pets and humans

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists at the University of Missouri have helped advance a patient-specific, precision medicine treatment for bone cancer in dogs. By creating a vaccine from a dog's own tumor, scientists worked with ELIAS Animal Health to target specific cancer cells and avoid the toxic side effects of chemotherapy, while also opening the door for future human clinical trials.

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New quantum system could help design better spintronics

Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in spintronics.

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New quantum system could help design better spintronics

Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in spintronics.

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New quantum system could help design better spintronics

Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in spintronics.

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New records of very high nitrous oxide fluxes from rice cannot be generalized for water management and climate impacts [Biological Sciences]

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

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New research framework may help better understand, predict infectious disease risks

The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged Western Africa, killing thousands, was the largest in history. An analysis of the epidemic found that not all individuals played an equal role in spreading the deadly infectious disease—just 3 percent of patients caused more than 60 percent of infections in other people. "Superspreaders" have also been implicated in other outbreaks, including severe ac

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New research framework may help better understand, predict infectious disease risks

The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged Western Africa, killing thousands, was the largest in history. An analysis of the epidemic found that not all individuals played an equal role in spreading the deadly infectious disease—just 3 percent of patients caused more than 60 percent of infections in other people. "Superspreaders" have also been implicated in other outbreaks, including severe ac

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New research framework may help better understand, predict infectious disease risks

University of South Florida-led research identifies individual hosts more or less likely to escalate outbreaks.

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New study analyzes cost effectiveness of smoked cannabis to treat chronic neuropathic pain

Smoked cannabis as an adjunctive second-line therapy to treat chronic peripheral neuropathy can be both effective and cost-effective.

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New technology gives stronger voice to people, helps companies improve service

Say goodbye to the conventional focus group and its lack of real-time feedback.

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New therapeutic targets for kidney fibrosis emerge

A new study, published in Science Translational Medicine, identifies key factors involved in this cell cycle arrest and illuminating their consequences. Based on these discoveries, the research team, led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, also identifies a novel intracellular structure and new therapeutic targets for kidney fibrosis.

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New York-museum ställer in utställning efter våldtäktsuttalande

Det New York-baserade museet El Museo del Barrio ställer in en utställning med verk av en chilensk konstnär och regissör efter att denne för länge sedan sagt sig ha våldtagit en kvinnlig skådespelare under tagningen av en filmscen, rapporterar Art News.

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Newborn babies have inbuilt ability to pick out words, finds study

A research study of newborn babies has revealed that humans are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language. The international team of researchers discovered two mechanisms in 3-day-old infants, which give them the skills to pick out words in a stream of sounds.

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Newborn babies have inbuilt ability to pick out words, study finds

Newborn babies are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language, a new study published in Developmental Science reveals.

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Next-generation big data analytics tools will make sense of streaming data in real time

A new big data analytic tool being developed by computer scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will help businesses make sense, in real time, of the deluge of data that streams at them like water from a fire hose.

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Niche adaptation limits bacteriophage predation of Vibrio cholerae in a nutrient-poor aquatic environment [Ecology]

Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera, has reservoirs in fresh and brackish water where it interacts with virulent bacteriophages. Phages are the most abundant biological entity on earth and coevolve with bacteria. It was reported that concentrations of phage and V. cholerae inversely correlate in aquatic reservoirs and in…

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NIH scientists explore tick salivary glands as tool to study virus transmission, infection

The salivary glands of some tick species could become important research tools for studying how viruses are transmitted from ticks to mammals, and for developing preventive medical countermeasures. Tick salivary glands usually block transmission, but a new study conducted at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH focuses on the role of salivary glands in spreading flavivi

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Nio döda i attack mot polisstation i Pakistan

Minst nio personer dödades och 21 skadades när tre beväpnade män attackerade en polisstation i den oroliga provinsen Baluchistan i sydvästra Pakistan. Enligt militären sprängde sig en av gärningsmännen i luften vid ingången till stationen, där polisaspiranter väntade på att göra sina antagningsprov, medan de två andra öppnade eld.

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Nisse: En sticka med många funktioner

Kåseri. En gammal typometer behöver inte alls vara utan modern användning.

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Noncontiguous operon is a genetic organization for coordinating bacterial gene expression [Microbiology]

Bacterial genes are typically grouped into operons defined as clusters of adjacent genes encoding for proteins that fill related roles and are transcribed into a single polycistronic mRNA molecule. This simple organization provides an efficient mechanism to coordinate the expression of neighboring genes and is at the basis of gene…

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Norra USA gör sig redo för köldchock

Skolor och myndigheter stänger, och vädertjänsterna varnar för livsfarlig kyleffekt när extrem arktisk luft de närmaste dagarna drar ner över norra USA. I Chicago hotas köldrekordet på –33 grader.

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Norska golfstjärnan tvekar om comeback: ”Det var så tråkigt”

Suzann Pettersen, just nu föräldraledig, är tveksam till om hon någonsin kommer att göra comeback. När hon var tillbaka på golfbanan för första gången efter förlossningen kunde hon inte förstå tjusningen med spelet: – Allvarligt har jag gjort det här i tjugo år, något så tråkigt.

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Norwegian gör miljardemission

Det norska flygbolaget Norwegian Air Shuttle stärker sin balansräkning med en nyemission som ska dra in tre miljarder norska kronor. Syftet är att stärka den finansiella stabiliteten och skapa handlingsutrymme, skriver bolaget i ett pressmeddelande.

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Norwegian to raise 300 mn euros to bolster finances

Struggling low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Tuesday it planned to sell new shares to raise three billion kroner (309 million euros) to meet financial obligations as it restructures and cuts costs.

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Novel else-tree classifier seeks to minimize misclassification in biological research studies

Truong Xuan Tran may have started his academic career as an electronic and telecommunication engineering major at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, but since coming to the U.S., he's decided to follow his passion for computer science instead. In 2012, the Vietnam native earned his master's degree in the field from Arkansas State University, and in 2016, he joined the Department of Co

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Novel else-tree classifier seeks to minimize misclassification in biological research studies

Truong Xuan Tran may have started his academic career as an electronic and telecommunication engineering major at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, but since coming to the U.S., he's decided to follow his passion for computer science instead. In 2012, the Vietnam native earned his master's degree in the field from Arkansas State University, and in 2016, he joined the Department of Co

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Nu säljs Grand Garbos inredning på auktion

I november meddelades det att den klassiska partykrogen Grand Garbo slår igen efter 35 år. Nyheten väckte stort engagemang långt utanför Sundbyberg. Nu auktioneras krogens inredning ut, skriver lokaltidningen Mitt i.

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Nvidia Stock Smashed on Weak Earnings, Turing Woes

Nvidia stock was hammered today after the company acknowledged a sharp drop in its expected Q4 results. Turing sales and macroeconomic weakness were cited as key reasons for the revenue decline. The post Nvidia Stock Smashed on Weak Earnings, Turing Woes appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Ny gruppledare för Socialdemokraterna

Annelie Karlsson har valts till ny gruppledare för den socialdemokratiska riksdagsgruppen.

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Ny strategi skal løfte forskning på syddanske sygehuse

Antallet af forskere og publikationer skal øges i ny syddansk forskningsstrategi, der skal sikre stærkere forskningsmiljøer på alle regionens sygehuse.

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Nöjda medborgare när kommunen lyckas i sociala medier

Sedan några år tillbaka finns alla kommuner på Facebook och i flera andra sociala medier. De sociala kanalerna gör det snabbt och enkelt att nå ut till medborgarna – samtidigt som de ställer helt nya krav på kommunikatörerna. Livia Norström på Högskolan Väst har under fem år studerat hur svenska kommuner agerar i sociala medier. – Våra studier visar att kommuner som är framgångsrika i sitt arbete

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OCTN: A transporter with relevance to human pathophysiology, drug discovery & diagnostics

A new review by researchers from the University of Calabria (Italy) explores OCTNs, a small but intriguing group of transporters that are opening new frontiers in drug design research for improving drug delivery and predicting drug-drug interactions.

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OCTN: A transporter with relevance to human pathophysiology, drug discovery and diagnostics

In the February 2019 issue of SLAS Discovery, a review by researchers from the University of Calabria (Italy) explores OCTNs, a small but intriguing group of transporters that are opening new frontiers in drug design research for improving drug delivery and predicting drug-drug interactions.

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OCTN: A transporter with relevance to human pathophysiology, drug discovery and diagnostics

In the February 2019 issue of SLAS Discovery, a review by researchers from the University of Calabria (Italy) explores OCTNs, a small but intriguing group of transporters that are opening new frontiers in drug design research for improving drug delivery and predicting drug-drug interactions.

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Opinion: To curate the molecular past, museums need a carefully considered set of best practices [Anthropology]

Biomolecular research has sparked a methodological revolution in the field of anthropology, and museums are now faced with the curatorial challenge of conserving and evaluating materials for these new methods. Since 2010, hundreds of genome-wide datasets from ancient human samples have been published, and thousands more have been generated; doubling…

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OU and Smithsonian address challenges of curating ancient biomolecules

University of Oklahoma researchers, led by Courtney Hofman and Rita Austin, in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, are addressing the challenges of curating ancient biomolecules and working toward the development and dissemination of best practices. In a recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hofman and her collaborators su

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Overlæger vil samle børneortopædkirurgi på Rigshospitalet

Flere overlæger fra Hvidovre Hospital argumenterer for, at man bør samle de børneortopædkirurgiske funktioner på Rigshospitalet. De får opbakning fra klinikchefen, som allerede arbejder med idéen.

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Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity

A study conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 percent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK's National Health Service.

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Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia

Universities were created to be places where people learn and educate together. But a UK survey has found 46% of researchers feel lonely at work. Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – 64% of Ph.D. candidates report such feelings.

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Palestinsk regering tvingas avgå

JERUSALEM. Den palestinska regeringschefen Rami Hamdallah avgick på onsdagen. Av allt att döma tvingade Fatah-partiets centralkommitté president Mahmoud Abbas att göra sig av med honom.

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Parlamentariker vill bakbinda May om Brexit

LONDON. Först röstade det brittiska parlamentet nej till Theresa Mays Brexitavtal – nu kan det vara på väg att ta kontroll över hela EU-utträdet. Upproriska ledamöter tänker i kväll tisdag försöka inskränka premiärminister Theresa Mays handlingsfrihet i de fortsatta förhandlingarna med Bryssel.

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Paternal comeback in mitochondrial DNA inheritance [Genetics]

Since the discovery of mtDNA in 1963 (1), it has been a common notion that inheritance of this small, but very essential, piece of DNA occurs in a strict maternal manner. One reason for this is that the paternal contribution of sperm mitochondria to the fertilized egg is about 1,000-fold…

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Pelosi låter Trump hålla tal till nationen

USA:s president Donald Trump får hålla sitt tal till nationen. Talmannen Nancy Pelosi ger nu klartecken till talet som stoppades i samband med stängningen av de federala myndigheterna.

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Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning

Doctors should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms.

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Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning

GPs should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms.

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Personalized decision aid did not help surrogates and clinicians agree on treatment goals for critically ill patients

A personalized web-based decision aid did not help surrogate decision makers and clinicians agree on treatment goals for patients on life support for longer than average. Nearly all surrogates chose a more aggressive treatment goal than was suggested by the decision aid, despite the aid being based on the surrogate's report of patient values. Results from a multi-center randomized clinical trial a

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PET imaging of microglia by targeting macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) [Chemistry]

While neuroinflammation is an evolving concept and the cells involved and their functions are being defined, microglia are understood to be a key cellular mediator of brain injury and repair. The ability to measure microglial activity specifically and noninvasively would be a boon to the study of neuroinflammation, which is…

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Peter Weiss verk sålde långt över utrop

Intresset för den tysk-svenske konstnären, författaren, illustratören och regissören Peter Weiss målningar växer. Fyrtiofem verk såldes på måndagen på Bukowskis i Stockolm för drygt 1,7 miljoner.

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Philips underlying 2018 profit higher after lighting sale

Dutch electronics giant Philips said Tuesday its 2018 headline earnings plunged more than 40 percent, reflecting the disposal of its lighting business, but underlying profit rose while sales were steady.

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Placental mitochondria adapt developmentally and in response to hypoxia to support fetal growth [Developmental Biology]

Mitochondria respond to a range of stimuli and function in energy production and redox homeostasis. However, little is known about the developmental and environmental control of mitochondria in the placenta, an organ vital for fetal growth and pregnancy maintenance in eutherian mammals. Using respirometry and molecular analyses, the present study…

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Plastic pollution causes mussels to lose grip

A new study shows that microplastics are affecting the ability of mussels to attach themselves to their surroundings — potentially having a devastating impact on ocean ecosystems as well as a worldwide industry worth between 3-4 billion US dollars per year.

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Plastic pollution causes mussels to lose grip

A new study shows that microplastics are affecting the ability of mussels to attach themselves to their surroundings—potentially having a devastating impact on ocean ecosystems as well as a worldwide industry worth between 3-4 billion US dollars per year.

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Pokémon-film får uppföljare

”Detective Pikachu”, den kommande spelfilmen om Pokémon, har premiär i maj, och redan nu står det klart att det blir en fortsättning, skriver Deadline Hollywood.

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Political ideology shapes the amplification of the accomplishments of disadvantaged vs. advantaged group members [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Recent years have witnessed an increased public outcry in certain quarters about a perceived lack of attention given to successful members of disadvantaged groups relative to equally meritorious members of advantaged groups, exemplified by social media campaigns centered around hashtags, such as #OscarsSoWhite and #WomenAlsoKnowStuff. Focusing on political ideology, we…

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Politiet mistænker danske børn på 13 år for at bestille cyberangreb

For under 100 kroner har fem danske mindreårige ifølge politiet købt og betalt DDoS-angreb gennem hjemmesiden webstresser.org.

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Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day

After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding provides the first brain-based explanation for the well-established relationship between sleep and pain.

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Porous supraparticle assembly through self-lubricating evaporating colloidal ouzo drops

Porous supraparticle assembly through self-lubricating evaporating colloidal ouzo drops Porous supraparticle assembly through self-lubricating evaporating colloidal ouzo drops, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08385-w Mass fabrication of supraparticles is essential for their applications, but it is not easy. Tan et al. produce porous supraparticles with tunable shapes by

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PP2C phosphatases promote autophagy by dephosphorylation of the Atg1 complex [Cell Biology]

Macroautophagy is orchestrated by the Atg1-Atg13 complex in budding yeast. Under nutrient-rich conditions, Atg13 is maintained in a hyperphosphorylated state by the TORC1 kinase. After nutrient starvation, Atg13 is dephosphorylated, triggering Atg1 kinase activity and macroautophagy induction. The phosphatases that dephosphorylate Atg13 remain uncharacterized. Here, we show that two redundant…

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Predicting gentrification in order to prevent it

This first-of-its-kind study offers a new model to identify the U.S. neighborhoods most vulnerable to gentrification. The study reveals the factors with the greatest influence on gentrification and examines the roles that government and policy can proactively play in limiting its impacts. The research serves as a roadmap to implement proven anti-gentrification strategies before it's too late.

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Predicting urban and coastal microclimates

Today, most of the world's population lives in cities, and a significant fraction (nearly 40 percent) lives within about 30 miles of a coastline. Predicting local weather patterns and microclimates in these highly populated areas is key to effectively managing energy resources, monitoring air quality, developing a resilient transportation infrastructure, preparing for natural disasters and emergen

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Prediction of violent reoffending in prisoners and individuals on probation: a Dutch validation study (OxRec)

Prediction of violent reoffending in prisoners and individuals on probation: a Dutch validation study (OxRec) Prediction of violent reoffending in prisoners and individuals on probation: a Dutch validation study (OxRec), Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37539-x Prediction of violent reoffending in prisoners and individuals on probation: a Dutch validation study (OxRec)

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Primatologist's new book examines the strange relationship between good and evil

Richard Wrangham has been studying chimpanzees at the Kibale Chimpanzee Project in Uganda since 1987, when he founded the research center. A student of famed primatologist Jane Goodall, Harvard's Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology has studied primate behavior, ecology, and nutrition for nearly 50 years.

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Primatologist's new book examines the strange relationship between good and evil

Richard Wrangham has been studying chimpanzees at the Kibale Chimpanzee Project in Uganda since 1987, when he founded the research center. A student of famed primatologist Jane Goodall, Harvard's Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology has studied primate behavior, ecology, and nutrition for nearly 50 years.

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Prospective parents should be prepared for a surge in genetic data

Prospective parents should be prepared for a surge in genetic data Prospective parents should be prepared for a surge in genetic data, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00331-6 The growing capabilities of prenatal diagnostics are expanding the need for counselling.

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Proteiner – cellernes arbejdsheste

Selvom vi skriver kostråd, laver trænings-vejledninger og trykker dagligvaredeklarationer…

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Proton transport 'highway' may pave way to better high-power batteries

Researchers have found that a chemical mechanism first described more than two centuries ago holds the potential to revolutionize energy storage for high-power applications like vehicles or electrical grids.

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Qatar överraskar i Asiatiska mästerskapen – trots blockaden

Förenade Arabemiraten leder en blockad mot Qatar. Det stoppar inte det qatariska fotbollslandslaget från att avancera i Asiatiska mästerskapen – i landet som de ligger i konflikt med. Nu har Qatar chans att slå ut värdlandet i semifinalen.

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Razer hits its hardware with a splash of pink

Razer has been a frontrunner in the RGB LED movement for years. It’s fitting, then, that the gaming peripheral maker is expanding its Razer Quartz family to include even more hardware… and just …

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Ready for the Retail Robots? – BBC Click

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Rebeller i Jemen har släppt första fången

Huthirebellerna i Jemen har släppt en saudiarabisk fånge. Mannen har flugits från huvudstaden Sanaa till Saudiarabien, bekräftar Internationella Rödakorskommittén (ICRC).

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Record-breaking cold coming to Midwest after snowstorm

Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening.

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Reducing socioeconomic disparities in the STEM pipeline through student emotion regulation [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Educational attainment is one lever that can increase opportunity for economically disadvantaged families—especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Unfortunately, students from lower-income backgrounds often perform poorly and fail high school STEM courses, which are a necessary step in pursuing fast-growing and lucrative STEM careers, graduating high school, and…

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Remains of Explorer Who First Rounded Australia Found in UK

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

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Reply to Muscoloni and Cannistraci: Navigation performance measures [Biological Sciences]

Muscoloni and Cannistraci (1) comment on our motivation and rationale for using the efficiency ratio to assess the feasibility of navigation routing as a model of communication in nervous systems embedded in Euclidean space (2). Recent work by these authors in the field of network physics evaluates navigation in hyperbolic…

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Reply to Wassmann et al.: More data at high sampling intensity from medium- and intense-intermittently flooded rice farms is crucial [Biological Sciences]

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

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Research into lithium-oxygen batteries could boost performance of electronics, cars

Sick of having to plug in your phone every night? Help might be on the way.

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Research into outdoor and protective clothing seeks to shake off fluorochemicals

Rain-repelling fluorochemicals used in waterproof clothing can and should be phased out as unnecessary and environmentally harmful, textile researchers argue. And yet they remain the only effective option for medics and emergency service personnel.

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Research into outdoor and protective clothing seeks to shake off fluorochemicals

Rain-repelling fluorochemicals used in waterproof clothing can and should be phased out as unnecessary and environmentally harmful, textile researchers argue.And yet they remain the only effective option for medics and emergency service personnel.

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Research into outdoor and protective clothing seeks to shake off fluorochemicals

Rain-repelling fluorochemicals used in waterproof clothing can and should be phased out as unnecessary and environmentally harmful, textile researchers argue.

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Research Resource Identifiers improve proper use of cell lines in biomedical studies

Using Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) helps reduce the improper use of cell lines in biomedical studies, according to a study published today in eLife.

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Research Resource Identifiers improve proper use of cell lines in biomedical studies

Using Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) helps reduce the improper use of cell lines in biomedical studies, according to a study published today in eLife.

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Research Resource Identifiers improve proper use of cell lines in biomedical studies

Using Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) helps reduce the improper use of cell lines in biomedical studies, according to a study published today in eLife.

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Research sheds light on body clock and links to mental health and disease

A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and disease. The study, published in Nature Communications, suggests that being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression. However, despite much previous speculation, the results did

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Researchers at TU Dresden decipher electrical conductivity in doped organic semiconductors

Researchers from the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at TU Dresden, in cooperation with Stanford University (USA) and the Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki (Japan), have identified the key parameters that influence electrical conductivity in doped organic conductors.

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Researchers examine how anemones help fish fend off foes

When predators hunt for small reef fish in the ocean, many of those small fish do the same thing: they hide in a nearby anemone.

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Researchers examine how anemones help fish fend off foes

When predators hunt for small reef fish in the ocean, many of those small fish do the same thing: they hide in a nearby anemone.

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Researchers take step closer to creating tech that can read minds

Columbia University team constructed synthetic speech by processing human brain activity

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Researchers try pretence to beat cyberattacks

You can buy time by making it look like they’re succeeding. Samantha Page reports.

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Researchers use AI to detect early signs of Alzheimer's

In a new study, USC researchers used machine learning to identify potential blood-based markers of Alzheimer's disease that could help with earlier diagnosis and lead to non-invasive ways of tracking the progress of the disease in patients.

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Researchers wild about zigzags

Graphene is a promising material for use in nanoelectronics. Its electronic properties depend greatly, however, on how the edges of the carbon layer are formed. Zigzag patterns are particularly interesting in this respect, but until now it has been virtually impossible to create edges with a pattern like this. Chemists and physicists at FAU have now succeeded in producing stable nanographene with

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T? LGBT views on police legitimacy and authority

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals have a long history of discrimination in the United States. Studies show that they continue to be discriminated in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation, among others. Due to lack of comprehensive state and federal laws, it continues to be legal to fire gay, lesbian, and bisexual employees in 28 states, as well as transge

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T? LGBT views on police legitimacy and authority

While there is a lot of research on the LGBT community's relationship with police, there is scant research on how they perceive police legitimacy and what predicts their willingness to obey, cooperate, and recognize police authority. A new study examines the relationship between fairness and perceived respect of the police-citizen encounter and willingness to recognize police authority among a his

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River levels tracked from space

The 4,300 kilometer Mekong River is a lifeline for South-East Asia. If this mighty river system bursts its banks, flooding can affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. A new method developed by a team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) makes it possible to monitor complex river basins using satellite data only.

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River levels tracked from space

The 4,300 kilometer Mekong River is a lifeline for South-East Asia. If this mighty river system bursts its banks, flooding can affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. A new method makes it possible to monitor complex river basins using satellite data only.

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Road proximity may boost songbird nest success in tropics

In the world's temperate regions, proximity to roads usually reduces the reproductive success of birds, thanks to predators that gravitate toward habitat edges. However, the factors affecting bird nest success are much less studied in the tropics—so does this pattern hold true? New research published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications shows that interactions between roads, nesting birds, a

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Road proximity may boost songbird nest success in tropics

In the world's temperate regions, proximity to roads usually reduces the reproductive success of birds, thanks to predators that gravitate toward habitat edges. However, the factors affecting bird nest success are much less studied in the tropics—so does this pattern hold true? New research published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications shows that interactions between roads, nesting birds, a

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Road proximity may boost songbird nest success in tropics

In the world's temperate regions, proximity to roads usually reduces the reproductive success of birds, thanks to predators that gravitate toward habitat edges. However, the factors affecting bird nest success are much less studied in the tropics — so does this pattern hold true? New research published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications shows that interactions between roads, nesting birds

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Robots will fix us, whether we like it or not

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Rocket in the Sky | Coffee roasted from a High | This ain't gonna fly

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Rysk lågpriskedja etablerar sig i Tyskland

Lågpriskedjorna Lidl och Aldi får konkurrens från öster. Nu slår ryska butikskedjan Torgservis upp sin första butik i Tyskland under namnet Mere. Det avskalade konceptet liknar det de tyska kedjorna hade från början. Men experter är skeptiska till att satsningen kommer att löna sig.

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Rättegång inleds mot man misstänkt för krigsförbrytelse

En man född 1980 bosatt i Örebro är misstänkt för krigsförbrytelse genom posering med avlidna personer i Irak. På tisdagsförmiddagen inleddes rättegången i Örebro tingsrätt.

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Sandalskandal när Qatar vann ”blockadderbyt”

Qatar vann semifinalen i Asiatiska mästerskapen. Den känsloladdade matchen mot Förenade arabemiraten slutade med 4–0-seger för landet som står som VM-arrangör 2022.

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Satsningar på arbetsförmedling ger lägre arbetslöshet

– Arbetsförmedlingens funktion och effekter är omdebatterade. Min avhandling visar att offentliga investeringar leder till sänkt arbetslöshet, säger Daniel Fredriksson, nybliven doktor i sociologi vid Sociologiska institutionen och institutet för social forskning (SOFI) vid Stockholms universitet. Forskningen bygger på uppgifter om hur arbetslösheten mätt i antal procent av den arbetsföra befolkn

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Science News Briefs from the World Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Science News Briefs from the World Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Science News Briefs from the World Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy.

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Scientists discover an immune 'clock' that controls infections and cardiovascular disease

CNIC researchers have demonstrated the existence of an immune 'clock' that coordinates day/night cycles through the activity of a class of leucocytes called neutrophils.

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Scientists identify a new 'watchdog' that controls intestinal bacteria

The study, published in Immunity, shows that some intestinal bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, strengthen the intestinal barrier by interacting with an immune cell receptor called Mincle (Clec4e).

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Scientists may have found a way to kill cancer cells without chemotherapy

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Scientists name 66 species as potential biodiversity threats to EU

North America’s fox squirrel, the venomous striped eel catfish and 64 other species are now considered invasive in the European Union.

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Scientists protest plan to weaken US gender-discrimination law

Scientists protest plan to weaken US gender-discrimination law Scientists protest plan to weaken US gender-discrimination law, Published online: 29 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00276-w More than 89,000 public comments flood in on government proposal to rewrite Title IX, which prohibits sexual harassment in educational settings.

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Scientists use microorganism to fabricate functional bacterial cellulose in situ

A research team led by Prof. XIAN Mo and ZHANG Haibo from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a new method to use microorganism to fabricate functional bacterial cellulose in situ.

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Seal behaviour to inform on rising sea levels

Seal behaviour in the Antarctic will be studied by academics from the University of St Andrews to find out how fast a massive glacier is melting.

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Searching for human remains: Study suggests methodology to improve results

In an effort to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement searches for human remains in the wild, searchers should cover the same area twice from two different angles and work no more than 1 to 2 meters apart while exploring the area.

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Searching for human remains: Study suggests methodology to improve results

In an effort to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement searches for human remains in the wild, searchers should cover the same area twice from two different angles and work no more than 1 to 2 meters apart while exploring the area.

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Searching for human remains: Study suggests methodology to improve results

In an effort to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement searches for human remains in the wild, searchers should cover the same area twice from two different angles and work no more than 1 to 2 meters apart while exploring the area

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Sequential evolution of virulence and resistance during clonal spread of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [Microbiology]

The past two decades have witnessed an alarming expansion of staphylococcal disease caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). The factors underlying the epidemic expansion of CA-MRSA lineages such as USA300, the predominant CA-MRSA clone in the United States, are largely unknown. Previously described virulence and antimicrobial resistance genes that…

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Set of genes predicts severity of dengue, Stanford study reports

Stanford researchers have identified 20 genes that can predict an individual's likelihood of developing a severe form of dengue fever with about 80 percent accuracy.

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Sex DN-fotografer nominerade för Årets bild

DN:s fotoredaktion är väl representerad i Årets Bild-tävlingen för 2018/2019. Den 16 mars avslöjar juryn vilka pristagarna är i de sammanlagt arton kategorierna.

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SF kræver anonyme trivselsmålinger: »Vidste ikke det var muligt«

Socialistisk Folkeparti ønsker anonymitet i målingerne.

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Should Scientists Toy With the Secret to Life?

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Silicon Valley Leaders Are Starving Themselves for Productivity

Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, doesn’t eat for 22 hours of the day, and sometimes not at all. Over the weekend he tweeted that he’d been “playing with fasting for some time,” regularly eating all of his daily calories at dinner and occasionally going water-only for days on end. In many cases, severe and arbitrary food restriction might be called an eating disorder. And while researchers are hopeful

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Silver route to cuprate analogs [Applied Physical Sciences]

The parent compound of high-Tc superconducting cuprates is a unique Mott insulator consisting of layers of spin-12 ions forming a square lattice and with a record high in-plane antiferromagnetic coupling. Compounds with similar characteristics have long been searched for without success. Here, we use a combination of experimental and theoretical…

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Självrengörande toaletter har kostat Stockholms stad miljonbelopp

I projektet ”Toa för alla” som lanserades efter valet 2014 skulle 70 offentliga självrengörande toaletter placeras ut i Stockholm. Fem år och 20 miljoner kronor senare har bara hälften av toaletterna öppnat visar en granskning av Mitt i – och nu är pengarna slut.

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SKF höjer utdelningen

Kullagerjätten SKF höjer utdelningen och redovisar en vinst i linje med förväntningarna. Aktien lyfter med nästan 3 procent efter bokslutet.

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Skottlossning i butik i Järfälla

Två gärningsmän ska ha attackerat en man i en butik i Järfälla norr om Stockholm och avlossat skott mot denne, uppger polisen. Inget av skotten ska dock ha träffat. Gärningsmännen ska ha lämnat platsen i bil.

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SkyProwler 2 VTOL Transforming Drone Is Sleeker, Faster

Almost all consumer drone aircraft rely on four or more vertical rotors for all their propulsion, but then there are a few fixed-wing drones that can get moving faster. The Krossblade SkyProwler 2 aims to offer the best of both worlds. The post SkyProwler 2 VTOL Transforming Drone Is Sleeker, Faster appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Sleep, mood affect how 'in control' older adults feel

Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. The findings can inform efforts to improve an individual's sense of control, which has ramifications for physical, mental and emotional health.

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Sleep, mood affect how 'in control' older adults feel

Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. The findings can inform efforts to improve an individual's sense of control, which has ramifications for physical, mental and emotional health.

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Släpp personfixering vid möte med media

Maria Wramsten Wilmar, organisationspsykolog vid Göteborgs universitet, menar att med genomtänkta strategier – gärna i skrift – som är gemensamma för hela organisationen, skulle mediearbetet i offentligt finansierade verksamheter bli bättre. – Om fler är involverade i svar på journalisters frågor kan rapporteringen komma att handla mer om vad som faktiskt hänt än om enskilda personer, säger Maria

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