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The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries

Einstein’s theory of gravity and modern particle physics both rely on the idea of symmetry. But physicists are now wondering if symmetry has much more to offer.

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Why Haven't All Primates Evolved into Humans?

Humans did not evolve from apes, gorillas or chimps. We share a common ancestor and have followed different evolutionary paths.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvordan lander man på Månen?

Måneuge på ing.dk: En læser vil gerne vide, hvordan man lander på Månen. Det svarer fysiker fra Aarhus Universitet på.

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Trump Should Go Back to Where He Came From

On Sunday morning, the president of the United States decided to share his thoughts with the American people. So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously tell

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Is healthy lifestyle associated with lower risk of dementia regardless of genetic risk?

This observational study looked at whether a healthy lifestyle was associated with a lower risk of dementia regardless of genetic risk. Genetic factors are associated with increased risk of dementia but to what extent these might be offset by lifestyle factors is unknown. Genetic information from the UK Biobank was available for the 196,383 adults in this study who were of European ancestry, at le

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Shanghai leads battle against China's rising mountain of trash

Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving China from a garbage crisis now requires him to consult a complex diagram each morning.

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India’s Going to the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

India will launch an unmanned rover into space on Monday. If successful, India will join a select group of nations capable of reaching the moon.

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Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that hit most of New York City, a massive power outage brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and stalled traffic on Manhattan streets. Underground, …

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US warnings of heavy rain, tornadoes from weakening storm Barry

Tropical Storm Barry buffeted the US state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing warnings of heavy rain and possible tornadoes even as it weakened.

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As ransomware rages, debate heats up on response

City services in Baltimore, Maryland, were paralyzed earlier this year when a ransomware attack locked up computer networks and made it impossible for residents to make property transactions or pay their municipal bills.

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What big history says about how royal women exercise power

Eleanor of Aquitaine is often portrayed as one of the most powerful queens in history. Wife, mother and counsellor of kings, crusader, landowner, patron of the arts, her power eventually grew so great – at least in the eyes of one royal husband, Henry II of England – that he chose to lock her up. But what if Eleanor wasn't exceptional? What if, in the manner and the degree to which she exerted po

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Flyboard Air Soldier Paris 2019 military parade

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France's Macron announces creation of a new space force command

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that will eventually be part of his country's air force.

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At least 50 dead in Nepal's monsoon

Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday.

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French inventor soars above Champs-Elysees on flyboard at Paris parade: AFP

A French inventor and entrepreneur on Sunday soared above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders.

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Hurricane Barry's rain and floods hammer Gulf environment

Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife habitat and fisheries, scientists say.

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Major 7.3 quake hits remote Malukus in eastern Indonesia

A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued.

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Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that hit most of New York City, a massive power outage brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and stalled traffic on Manhattan streets. Underground, the power outage affecting 73,000 customers for hours also left the subway system in disarray.

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Facebook's Libra currency under fire

Facebook's planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well.

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Vi har varit på månen – därför har konspirationsteoretikerna fel

En vajande flagga, konstiga skuggor och inte en enda stjärna på himlen. ”Bevisen” för att månlandningar aldrig ägt rum är många. I klippet ovan reder vi ut de tio vanligaste argumenten.

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Is the Blue Economy sustainable?

Australian researchers are exploring ways to create sustainable maritime industries, while also keeping our oceans healthy. Natalie Parletta reports.

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Earth’s core ‘has been leaking for billions of years’

An international research team has found new information in a place that’s hard to reach. Here they report on their work.

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Pre-term babies less likely to later form relationships

It’s important to encourage social interaction, researchers say. Nick Carne reports.

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VR bringing jaguars back from the brink

Data science is helping to save threatened big cats in Peru. John Pickerell reports.

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The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul's IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

Photojournalist Cengiz Yar covered the Battle of Mosul, where ISIS made its final stand in Iraq, then returned to document the clean-up operations.

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This Chatbot has Over 660 Million Users—and It Wants to Be Their Best Friend

Your New Best Friend? Making a new friend is a complex business. You might begin with small talk: introductions, explorations. Perhaps you bond over something you have in common: shared tastes or interests. Gradually, you’ll open up more emotionally: telling your new friend personal stuff, coming to them with your problems. Maybe they become a major source of emotional support for you, turned to

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Science history: Esther Conwell ‘jump-started the computer age’

The pioneering scientist came late to academia. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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Scientists catch chemical bonds exploding

But they needed very short laser pulses to do it.

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Preliminary evidence that stress makes negative memories less distinctive, with implications for witness testimony

Stress has complicated effects on our memories. Whereas some studies have found that we are better at remembering events that occurred during stressful situations, such as while watching disturbing videos , others have shown that stress impairs memory . Now a study published in Brain and Cognition suggests that stress doesn't influence the strength of our emotional memories at all. Instead, the r

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The Unbearable Smugness of Walking

LifeSpan, a maker of fitness equipment, claims that a treadmill desk will boost my creativity. The company’s website , where I can purchase its basic model for $1,099, features an inspirational quote from Nietzsche : “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” Researchers agree on the connection between an acute mind and legs in motion . Studies have shown that we do better on tests o

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Alex Acosta's Resignation Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

The US Labor Secretary resigned last week following outcry over his plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago.

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Cheaper Lidar, a Self-Driving Deal, and Other Car News This Week

Sikorsky has a nimble new helicopter and a Colorado startup has designed an airplane middle seat you might actually want to sit in.

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A Strange Dinosaur's Unusual Strut

A newly named dinosaur balanced on one toe of each foot — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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France follows US to set up military space command

Emmanuel Macron announces new doctrine ahead of Bastille Day parade

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The 2020 iPhone is already stealing the spotlight – CNET

The iPhone 11 launch is still two months away, but we're already hearing about the next year's iPhone which is rumored to have some standout features and promising sales forecasts.

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Russia's AI-driven superweapon

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Messages on the Moon From a World Turned Upside Down

Our journey to the moon took us a long way from Earth, but it was always tangled up with power politics here on the ground.

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The Activist Left Already Knows Who It Wants for President

PHILADELPHIA —It’s still early. There will be 16 more months of speech making and glad-handing and glitzy ballroom fundraisers before Election Day. Not committing to a presidential candidate just yet would make sense. But here at Netroots Nation, the premier annual convention for progressive activists, many attendees already seem fairly certain about their choice: They want Elizabeth Warren, the

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When a Lie Becomes Your Breakout Film

This story contains spoilers for The Farewell . A man is crying—no, convulsing with sobs —on-screen inside a theater in downtown Los Angeles during a pivotal scene in the film The Farewell . He’s at a wedding banquet and he’s supposed to be toasting the newlyweds, but he’s shifted his attention to his mother instead—and, as if at a funeral, he’s weeping. His mother watches, baffled at the way he’

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Nintendo Switch Lite vs Switch: Which Is Best for You?

Brush up on what games the Switch Lite can and can't play, what accessories you'll need for it, and what its real price is.

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How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

All those services you signed up for but forgot about? They're a security risk. Here's how to get rid of them.

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Skal du sydpå? Se, hvordan solen kan forandre din krop

Her er fem ting, der sker med kroppen, når varmen rammer.

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Athletes at a higher risk for ACL injury after return to sport

Young athletes who do not achieve a 90 percent score on a battery of tests that measure fitness to return to athletic competition, including quadricep strength, are at increased risk for a second knee injury, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.

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Does use of headgear reduce the rate injuries in high school women's lacrosse?

Headgear worn during women's lacrosse practice and games can reduce the rate of head and face injuries as well as concussions, according to research presented by researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the New York University Langone Health. The research was presented today at the American Orthopedics Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.

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‘A River, Not A Border’: Report from Brownsville

Brownsville is the southernmost U.S. border town with Mexico, down at the very tip of the map of Texas. Across the Rio Grande is Matamoros. Some 20 miles to the east is the Gulf of Mexico. If you drive 60 miles to the north and west along the Old Military Highway to McAllen, you’ll see stretches of border wall, irregular in their size and design. It was very hot when we were in Brownsville last m

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On the Road, Police Power Has Few Limits

On Wednesday in Florida, former sheriff’s deputy Zachary Wester was arrested and charged with fabricating evidence, racketeering, and other misconduct. He is accused of stopping dozens, if not hundreds, of motorists for supposed traffic offenses and then planting drugs while searching their cars. Back in the mid-20th century, civil-rights lawyers had a word for this kind of shenanigans: “dropsy.”

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Celebrate the moon landing anniversary with books that go beyond the small step

New books about Apollo 11 and the mission to the moon offer something for everyone, from astronomy lovers to fans of graphic novels and self-improvement buffs.

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India’s Going to the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

India will launch an unmanned rover into space on Monday. If successful, India will join a select group of nations capable of reaching the moon.

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I aften drager Indien til Månen igen – nu med laserbevæbnet rover

Måneuge på ing.dk: Mere end ti år efter sin første månemission er Indien nu klar til en ny tur. Planen er at se nærmere på vandforekomsterne og få et godt overblik over grundstofferne med en rover-laser. Se launchen live.

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Den danske sommer-natur er helt speciel: Her er oplevelser, du ikke må gå glip af

Du kan blandt andet møde sommerfugle, der er vilde med rødvin og kødædende planter.

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How to survive the fake news about cancer

The internet is awash with ads for costly but bogus treatments – and claims that scientists are suppressing a cure for the disease For Eileen O’Sullivan, being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 was the catalyst for a deluge of distinctly unscientific and frequently dangerous advice. An investment manager with a analytical mind, she began seeking information to better understand her potentially

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3D teknologi vinder langsomt frem: Giver mere præcise knæoperationer

Ved hjælp af 3D-visualiseringer kan kirurger fremstille skræddersyede skæreguides til knæoperationer. Det gør det nemmere at placere knæproteser præcist, viser nyt litteraturstudie. Men der er et stykke vej til, at 3D-print bliver alment hospitalsudstyr.

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The five: genetic fixes for the climate crisis

Scientists are discovering innovative ways to help the natural world adapt to environmental change Last week, scientists from the University of Texas identified a gene in a species of coral that is activated when coral becomes heat stressed. Warmer waters as a result of climate change often cause stressed coral to expel the algae they depend upon for energy in a process known as bleaching, leading

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Yale Biochemist, Biophysicist explains the future of consciousness

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Ancient bones should rewrite history but not the present | Kenan Malik

Homo sapiens might well have been living in Europe 210,000 years ago, but it’s not relevant to contemporary debates about race In 1978, two skulls were discovered in a cave called Apidima in southern Greece. Both, it was thought, were Neanderthal. Now, a new study using 3D computer reconstructions has suggested that one skull is from a modern human, Homo sapiens , and, at 210,000 years old, more a

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Bring on the tartan blankets and half a shandy, I’m happy to embrace later life | Kevin McKenna

As a survey reveals that the over-50s are joining gyms and having sex, the reality is something rather more comfortable The psychological challenges that arrive with your 50th birthday are rarely addressed in debates about Scotland’s health. To be honest, they’d all been pulsing and fermenting away for a few years before then anyway. Many of us choose to put them in one of those wee mental boxes

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Adults with HIV who have compassionate care providers start and remain in treatment longer

Rutgers researchers find patients who perceive their primary care providers as lacking empathy and not willing to include them in decision making are at risk for abandoning treatment or not seeking treatment at all.

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Study gives insight into sun-induced DNA damage and cell repair

A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair.

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The Age of Information

Information is now an industry worth a growing number of billions of dollars. Why are we okay with the idea of big corporations knowing every single thing we do, every online interaction we make? Even this post I’m sure is being cross referenced to my user, IP address and being filtered through thousands of other algorithms to build the ever expanding list of what data of mine they’ll have to loo

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Has Your Doctor Talked To You About Climate Change?

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U.S. Begins Testing Armored Robotic Vehicles Next Year

The United States Army has announced that it will be conducting live-fire tests of armored robotic vehicles starting next year. The new Robotic Combat Vehicles will be put through tests that …

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Could this robot help save coral reefs?

The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate.

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Apollo Moon landing: 'My dad literally loved us to the Moon and back'

All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men – but what about the families back on Earth?

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Cleaning up: the truth about living with nannies and cleaners

‘I hid from the truth about the domestic workers who ran my home, but finally I had to tell their story’ The first time I paid another woman to clean my apartment, it felt like an experiment. I was 24, and I’d recently started a job as a national correspondent for a big newspaper. The assignment came with professional trappings and freedoms I’d never had before: a stylish office in a downtown sky

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New election systems use vulnerable software

Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their …

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Macron announces creation of French space force

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California's Plastic Revolution

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UK Police Need to Put the Brakes on Facial Recognition | News & Opinion

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