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Chest X-rays contain information that can be harvested with AI

The most frequently performed imaging exam in medicine, the chest X-ray, holds 'hidden' prognostic information that can be harvested with artificial intelligence (AI). Findings of this study could help to identify patients most likely to benefit from screening and preventive medicine for heart disease, lung cancer and other conditions.

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Predicting long-term risk of death from chest X-rays

Researchers in this study looked at whether a computing system that analyzed data from thousands of chest X-rays of smokers and nonsmokers and developed a risk score could predict long-term risk of death.

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Marijuana use among northern California women before, during pregnancy

An observational study of pregnant women in Northern California suggests marijuana use before and during pregnancy has increased over time. The study of nearly 277,000 women in Kaiser Permanente Northern California included 367,403 pregnancies from 2009 to 2017. The women reported marijuana use on questionnaires as part of standard prenatal care.

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Is 2016 US presidential election associated with preterm births among Latina women?

A national population-based study suggests the 2016 US presidential election may have been associated with an increase in preterm births among Latina women in the United States. The design of the study is used to evaluate whether policies or other population-level changes interrupt a trend in an outcome.

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More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, Kaiser Permanente research finds

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data from Kaiser Permanente.

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Daily briefing: Deep-learning algorithm teaches itself to solve a Rubik’s cube

Nature, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02237-9 AI learns from working backwards, how researchers recover when a disaster destroys everything and Mauna Kea protests shut down 13 observatories.

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Here Comes the Bad Season

Basically everywhere in the U.S. east of the Rockies—in Massachusetts and in Chicago and in Texas —people seem to believe that the classic division of four seasons doesn’t apply. “Our state actually has 12 seasons ,” they say. What are they? First, there’s Winter, as you might expect. But then Winter becomes Fool’s Spring and Second Winter. Then there’s the Pollening, which precedes Actual Spring

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FaceApp Is Everyone’s Problem

When you’re mad at “the man,” it’s easier to direct your anger at an actual person: parents, bankers, lawyers, and so on. When you’re heartbroken at how systemic inequality leaves people clinging to the edges of society lest they fall off forever, you may donate a few dollars to a homeless person. And when you’re mad about the tightening noose of surveillance capitalism , fastened so snugly aroun

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Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies?

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Newly discovered neural pathway processes acute light to affect sleep

Either to check the time or waste time, people often look at their smartphones after waking in the middle of the night. While this acute burst of light does make it more difficult to fall back to sleep, a new Northwestern University study reports that it won't interfere with the body's overall circadian rhythms.

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Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more

Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more – and may contribute to weight problems, a new study has found.The research, led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and published in the latest International Journal of Obesity, also found that how snacks are presented (in a large or small container) has little influence on how much children s

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How a typeface helped launch Apollo | Douglas Thomas

When humanity first landed on the moon in 1969, the typeface Futura was right there with them. In this fascinating history of typography, designer Douglas Thomas shares Futura's role in launching the Apollo 11 spacecraft — and how it became one of the most used fonts in the world.

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Chinese Scientists Say They’ve Found a Safer Alternative to CRISPR

CRISPR Competitor Researchers from China’s Peking University have developed a new gene-editing technology — and they think it shows promise as a CRISPR alternative for fighting human diseases. According to a paper published on Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology , this new technology, LEAPER, which stands for “leveraging endogenous ADAR for programmable editing of RNA,” works similarly to

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Thousands of pornography sites leak data to Google and Facebook

More than 90 per cent of pornography sites leak data on people browsing them to third party companies including Google and Facebook

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France revises June temperature record up to 46 degrees

An area in southern France in June recorded the country's first ever 46 degree temperature, the French state weather service said on Friday, revising up the country's all-time record reached in last month's heatwave.

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Huawei's supposed Android alternative isn't meant for smartphones

When Huawei trademarked its Hongmeng operating system last month, many assumed it was the long-rumored mobile OS that the company said it could use in place of Android or Windows. But …

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2020 Corvette Launches: Mid-Engine, 495 hp, More Tech, Less Than $60K

TUSTIN, CA — The eighth-generation of America’s best and best-known performance car launched here Thursday night. The 2020 Corvette is finally a mid-engine two-seater, as its architects have dreamed of for more than half a century. It has a strong dose of technology ranging from over-the-air updates to a standard 12-inch digital (LCD) instrument panel, a bigger head-up-display, and a GPS database

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This Startup Wants to 3D Print One Pill With All Your Prescriptions

Personalized Pills Personalized pharmaceutical products company Multiply Labs envisions a future in which patients can finally say goodbye to swallowing a cocktail of different pills organized in a plastic divider case. The startup’s promise: a single, 3D-printed “daily capsule tailored around the needs of each patient,” according to a Medium post by CEO Fred Parietti. The necessity of taking mul

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Turkestan cockroach selling online is a companion of the common household cockroach

Many nocturnal animals including insects use a species-specific smell, that is, a sex pheromone, to locate and attract potential mates. For example, female American cockroaches emit sex pheromones called "periplanones" with unique chemical structures. Males that detect them with their antennae orientate towards the pheromone source, preform courtship rituals, and mate.

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Superconducting neurons could match the power efficiency of the brain

Conventional computers need orders of magnitude more energy than the “computer” in our heads. Neural networks made of superconducting nanowires might come much closer to the real thing.

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Protests in Hawaii cancels construction of 30 meter telescope on sacred site

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Tertill hunts down garden weeds like a Roomba chases dirt

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Barsys $1,500 robot bartender promises cocktails with AI precision

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China's space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth

China's Tiangong-2 space lab successfully re-entered the Earth's atmosphere Friday under controlled conditions, completing the latest round of experiments in Beijing's ambitious space programme.

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Turkestan cockroach selling online is a companion of the common household cockroach

Many nocturnal animals including insects use a species-specific smell, that is, a sex pheromone, to locate and attract potential mates. For example, female American cockroaches emit sex pheromones called "periplanones" with unique chemical structures. Males that detect them with their antennae orientate towards the pheromone source, preform courtship rituals, and mate.

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Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

Ever stand up too quickly and see stars? Fainting from low blood pressure can be dangerous for astronauts as well as for patients. With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are publishing heart-related space research that helps us to understand the problem of low blood pressure.

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Image: Palm oil plantations in Borneo as seen from orbit

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan—the Indonesian part of the island Borneo.

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X-ray mapping enhances potential of lightweight magnesium

A world-first study led by Monash University has discovered a technique and phenomenon that can be used for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that could improve structural integrity in the automobile and aerospace industries.

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Cigarette butts hamper plant growth—study

New research has discovered that cigarette butts—the most common form of litter on the planet—significantly reduce plant growth.

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Still time for Scottish fishing industry to adapt to climate change

A University of Aberdeen scientist will present the findings of a report that shows although climate change is already having an impact on fish and fisheries globally, there is still time for the Scottish fishing industry to get better prepared to adapt to changes in fish growth and shifts in stock distribution.

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Study finds huge disparities in participation in extra-curricular activities depending on social background

Children from the wealthiest backgrounds are three times more likely to take music classes out of school hours than those from the poorest families and there is a 20 percent participation gap in sport, new research shows.

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Cigarette butts are the forgotten plastic pollution—and they could be killing our plants

It's amazing how quickly people have ditched plastic straws thanks to campaigns to discourage us from using such "pointless plastic." Yet rarely do we hear about a much more common source of plastic pollution.

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New wave of smart cities has arrived—and they're nothing like science fiction

An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to shape the future of cities. But here, researchers from the nearby University of Nottingham are planning to launch a "deep farm" that could produce ten times as much food as farms above ground. Deep farms are an example of what the latest wave of smart cities look like: putting people first by focusing on solving

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Still time for Scottish fishing industry to adapt to climate change

A University of Aberdeen scientist will present the findings of a report that shows although climate change is already having an impact on fish and fisheries globally, there is still time for the Scottish fishing industry to get better prepared to adapt to changes in fish growth and shifts in stock distribution.

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Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations

Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.

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Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached

The pilot whales were spotted during a helicopter sightseeing tour over Longufjorur.

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X-ray laser sight reveals drug targets

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. This technique has rapidly evolved over the past decade, opening new prospects for the rational design of drugs targeting proteins previously inaccessible to structural analysis.

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3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk

3q29 deletion syndrome is a strong risk factor for both schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. People with the rare condition have a distinct neuropsychiatric profile, researchers found.

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Fishing for genes

Just as steelhead trout migrate from saltwater to freshwater and back, MBARI's Environmental Sample Processors (ESPs)—first developed for research in the ocean—have been getting a lot of use in freshwater over the last five years.

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What is leptospirosis and how can it harm us and our pets?

Recently reported cases of the often fatal bacterial infection leptospirosis in dogs in Sydney have raised the issue of animal diseases that also affect humans.

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Fishing for genes

Just as steelhead trout migrate from saltwater to freshwater and back, MBARI's Environmental Sample Processors (ESPs)—first developed for research in the ocean—have been getting a lot of use in freshwater over the last five years.

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What is leptospirosis and how can it harm us and our pets?

Recently reported cases of the often fatal bacterial infection leptospirosis in dogs in Sydney have raised the issue of animal diseases that also affect humans.

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The Friends Who Listen to BTS Together Stay Together

Every week, The Friendship Files features a conversation between The Atlantic ’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship. This week she talks with two fans of the Korean-pop band BTS about how discovering the band rekindled their friendship when they had started to drift apart, and how the music taught them to be emotionally vulnerable. The

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The Art of Self-Defense Explores the Absurd Horrors of Masculinity

Casey Davies (played by Jesse Eisenberg), the protagonist of The Art of Self-Defense, is afraid—of other men, in particular. “I want to be what intimidates me,” he tells Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), the soft-spoken, self-assured instructor at a local karate dojo who seems to be everything Casey isn’t. Riley Stearns’s new film is a parable about Casey’s fraught ideals of masculinity that veers betw

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Apollo missions changed the way we look at the Moon

Thanks to Neil, Buzz and the others, scientists now know a lot more about what they stepped and leapt on. Richard A. Lovett reports.

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You can believe Buzz and the rocks. It did happen

Scientist says you just can’t make Moon rocks in a lab. Nick Carne reports.

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Key Moments To The Lead-Up Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

NPR's Noel King talks to historian Andrew Chaikin about the things that went wrong during the Apollo 11 moon landing. He wrote: Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts .

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Most Wikipedia Profiles Are of Men. This Scientist Is Changing That.

Jessica Wade has added nearly 700 Wikipedia biographies for important female and minority scientists in less than two years.

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A Layer of ‘Aerogel’ Could Make Mars Habitable and Even Enable Life to Develop There

Transforming the red planet to support life has long been a dream of science fiction . Mars is now too cold to support life. Its atmosphere is also too thin to protect any living organisms from harmful radiation. But a new study suggests that local conditions could be changed using an inch of “ aerogel ,” a synthetic and ultralight material made by taking a gel and replacing the liquid component

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Botox may relieve persistent pelvic pain caused by endometriosis

The wrinkle-smoothing treatment Botox may relieve pain from muscle spasms in the pelvic floor of women with endometriosis.

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Making catenanes and a molecular trefoil knot out of para-connected benzene rings

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has developed a way to create catenanes and a molecular trefoil knot out of para-connected benzene rings. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their process and possible uses of their results. Jeff Van Raden, and Ramesh Jasti with the University of Oregon, have published a Perspective piece on the w

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It’s not easy giving a robot a sense of touch

There are clues in how things work in the biological world, however. Ajay Pandey and Jonathan Roberts from Australia’s QUT report.

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Diabetes increases risk of heart failure, study shows

Data from 10 countries reveal women are most at risk. Natalie Parletta reports.

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Exmouth Gulf ‘has more fish species than Ningaloo'

Review findings coincide with calls for greater protection. Michelle Wheeler reports.

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Sniffing out clues to our sense of smell

US study finds similarities between species.

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In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated

Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected go without treatment. Researchers led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Göttingen and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg have discovered this. The study appeared in The Lancet.

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Understanding the mode of action of the primaquine: New insights into a 70 year old puzzle

Researchers at LSTM have taken significant steps in understanding the way that the anti-malarial drug primaquine (PQ) works, which they hope will lead to the development of new, safer and more effective treatments for malaria.

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What do the red 'ornaments' of female macaques mean?

Scientists demonstrated that, contrary to what had been assumed for several years, colour variations among female macaques do not precisely indicate the time of ovulation. On the other hand, dominant female macaques, who usually have greater reproductive success, have darker hindquarters.

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Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture

Although increasingly used, the benefit of surgical treatment of displaced 2-part proximal humerus fractures has not been proven. This trial evaluates the clinical effectiveness of surgery with locking plate compared with non-operative treatment for these fractures.

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Cigarette butts hamper plant growth — study

Researchers have shown for the first time that cigarette butts reduce plant growth. Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter worldwide, with an estimated 4.5 trillion discarded annually.

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Boosting the discovery of new drugs to treat spinal cord injuries using zebrafish

A research team led by Leonor Saúde, Principal Investigator at Instituto de Medicina Molecular, in partnership with the company Technophage, SA, has designed a simple and efficient platform that uses zebrafish to discover and identify new drugs to treat spinal cord lesions. This study, published today in Scientific Reports, is the proof-of-concept for the use of this zebrafish platform that, combi

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Sustainable land management key to reducing Amazon wildfires, study shows

The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown.

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12 photos that capture the wonder of Apollo 11

Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon. (NASA/) Buzz Aldrin prepares to touch down on the moon in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module on July 20, 1969. (NASA/) The Lunar Module, Eagle, prepares to land. The rods protruding from the landing pads sense the moon’s surface and send word to the crew to shut off the descent e

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Tysk ingeniør-stolthed under anklage for at blåstemple brasiliansk katastrofe-dæmning

Det hæderkronede, tyske akkrediteringsfirma Tüv Süd kaldte en brasiliansk dæmning sikker, selv om den endte med at kollapse og koste næsten 300 mennesker livet. Nu er Tüv på anklagebænken.

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Kasakhstan forbyder internet-kryptering, som staten ikke kan lytte med på

Regering i Kasakhstan får internetudbydere til at blokere al HTTPS-trafik, som ikke krypteres med et statsudstedt certifikat. Det giver statsagenturer mulighed for at dekryptere HTTPS-trafik.

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Flexible user interface distribution for ubiquitous multi-device interaction

KAIST researchers have developed mobile software platform technology that allows a mobile application (app) to be executed simultaneously and more dynamically on multiple smart devices. Its high flexibility and broad applicability can help accelerate a shift from the current single-device paradigm to a multiple one, which enables users to utilize mobile apps in ways previously unthinkable.

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Hearing loss tied with mental, physical, and social ailments in older people

Hearing loss has a profound impact on older people, as it can lead to anxiety, restricted activity, and perhaps even cognitive decline and dementia. Research in Japan led by the University of Tsukuba examined associations of hearing loss with outdoor activity limitations, psychological distress, and memory loss in people aged 65 and over. All three conditions were significantly worse when there wa

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Atomically precise models improve understanding of fuel cells

Simulations from researchers in Japan provide new insights into the reactions occurring in solid-oxide fuel cells by using realistic atomic-scale models of the electrode active site based on microscope observations instead of the simplified and idealized atomic structures employed in previous studies. This better understanding of how the structures in the cells affect the reactions could give clue

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Heat transport through single molecules

International team of researchers with participation of the University of Konstanz achieves breakthrough in the area of heat transport at molecular scales

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Study sheds light on the darker parts of our genetic heritage

More than half of our genome consists of transposons, DNA sequences that are reminiscent of ancient, extinct viruses. Transposons are normally silenced by a process known as DNA methylation, but their activation can lead to serious diseases. Very little is known about transposons but researchers in an international collaboration project have now succeeded for the first time in studying what happen

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Study shows relationship between type of delivery and twins' psychological development

A research team of the University of Malaga (UMA) in the area of Medicine and Psychology has analyzed for the first time the effect of the type of delivery on twins' psychological development and intelligence, demonstrating that cesarean section carries an independent risk in these multiple births.

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Newly discovered biosynthetic pathway in bacteria recipe for drug discovery and production

Researchers at the University of Illinois and University of California, Los Angeles described a novel biochemical strategy used by bacteria to synthesize natural products.

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Turkestan cockroach selling online is a companion of the common household cockroach

The Turkestan cockroach (commonly known as the red runner roach or rusty red roach), which is popular as food for pet reptiles, has an interneuron extremely sensitive to sex pheromones emitted by American cockroaches, providing evidence that the Turkestan cockroach is phylogenetically close to the American cockroach and the smoky brown cockroach belonging to the genus Periplaneta.

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Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are publishing heart-related space research that helps us to understand the problem of low blood pressure.

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How long does a surgery take? Researchers create model

For years, surgeons have estimated how long a surgery will take. Now, researchers have created a model using data from more than 45k surgeries over four years.

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More Americans now see women as smarter

Americans no longer regard women as less competent than men on average, according to a nationally representative study of gender stereotypes in the United States. Less positive, however, is that women’s gains in perceived competence have not propelled them to the top of hierarchies. The new analysis investigates how gender stereotypes in the US have evolved over seven decades (1946-2018), a span

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Yes, I'm searching for aliens—and no, I won't be going to Area 51 to look for them

What started as an internet joke has generated a stern military warning after more than a million people "signed up" to "raid" Area 51—a secretive military installation in Southern Nevada long fancied by conspiracy theorists to be hiding evidence of a crashed UFO with aliens. The purpose of the planned raid is in order to "see them aliens." In the following Q&A, astronomy professor Jason Wright di

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DTU-kunstværk sender laserstråle frem og tilbage til det spejl, som Neil Amstrong satte på Månen

Et nyt kunstværk i Lyngby markerer 50-årsdagen for månelandingen. Fra taget af DTU Space reflekteres en grøn laser mellem en retroreflektor på Jorden og den gamle retroreflektor på Månen fra Apollo 11-missionen.

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Moon buggies and bags of poo: what humans left on the moon

After 50 years of exploration, the lunar junkyard holds nearly 200 tonnes of objects More than half a century of lunar exploration has left its mark on the moon . What Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin described as the “magnificent desolation” of the relentlessly grey surface is littered with clapped-out robots, spacecraft parts, moon buggies (including one with a bible on the dashboard) and technical equipmen

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Richard Buys a '79 International Scout II | Fast N' Loud

Richard gets an opportunity to buy a '79 International Scout II. It's not in great shape, but he has an idea on how to make a fat profit. Stream Full Episodes of Fast N' Loud: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/fast-n-loud/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FastNLoudTV https://twitter.com/Discovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.f

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Wolves of Karelia

Simo Häyhä, whose life this story imaginatively elaborates on, was a renowned sniper during the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. The fighting, which began in November 1939 and ended in a Russian victory in mid-March, was fiercest along Finland’s eastern border, in Karelia. Distance “Do you see?” my father said. I breathed in and out, the air shallow in my chest. I was 10. On the w

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Backchat: Breaking news, audience-led journalism and human gene editing

Nature, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02236-w Nick Howe hosts our regular roundtable discussion, with guests Davide Castelvecchi, Anna Nagle, and Heidi Ledford.

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The Incredible Tech Behind This Year's Tour de France Bikes

To win the Tour, teams need three completely different rides: the Aero, the Climber, and the Time-Trial.

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Lunar rocks debunk moon landing conspiracy theories

Rocks collected from the moon 50 years ago and analyzed by an international team of scientists, including from the Australian National University (ANU), dispel any notion that the lunar landing was faked, an ANU expert says.

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Researchers discover genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has discovered genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their RNA sequencing studies in several types of mammals and what they found.

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An air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode

The instability of lithium metal anode in air and the dendrite growth limit its applications. Recently, a research team led by Prof. Quan-Hong Yang in Tianjin University and Prof. Wei Lv in Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University developed an air-stable and water proof lithium metal anode by building a wax-poly (ethylene oxide) composite protective coating, learning from electronic packag

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Heat flow through single molecules detected

Researchers develop ways to measure and explain heat transport through a single molecule.

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Successful application of machine learning in the discovery of new polymers

As a powerful example of how artificial intelligence (AI) can accelerate the discovery of new materials, scientists in Japan have designed and verified polymers with high thermal conductivity — a property that would be the key to heat management, for example, in the fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication technologies. Their study highlights the great advantages of machine learning methods ove

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X-ray mapping enhances potential of lightweight magnesium

A World-first study by Monash University, published in Nature Communications, has discovered a technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys. This finding could be of significant benefit to the automobile and aerospace industries.

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Study reveals unusually high carbon stocks and tree diversity in Panama's Darien forest

Through a participatory forest-carbon monitoring project in the Darien forest of Panama, scientists and a team of trained indigenous technicians found that, even in disturbed areas, it maintained the same tree species richness and a disproportionately high capacity to sequester carbon.

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This deep neural network fights deepfakes

Research led by the University of California, Riverside has developed a deep neural network architecture that can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision by studying the boundaries of objects in the image.

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Researchers discover genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has discovered genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their RNA sequencing studies in several types of mammals and what they found.

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Researcher uses canola to create biodegradable cling wrap

A University of Alberta researcher has found a new use for a canola byproduct, providing potential for diverse markets beyond China.

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Gene linked to severe liver damage

Researchers have found that a gene known as AEBP1 may play a central role in the development, severity and potential treatment of liver disease. One of the study's major findings is that AEBP1 regulates the expression of a network of at least nine genes related to fibrosis: AKR1B10, CCDC80, DPT, EFEMP1, ITGBL1, LAMC3, MOXD1, SPP1, and STMN2.

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Visceral leishmaniasis diagnostic tests

Accurate and timely diagnosis of the tropic disease visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is one of the pillars for reducing VL deaths. Currently available serological tests for diagnosing VL vary widely in their performance and may, as a whole, be inadequate for VL diagnosis, researchers report.

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‘Trojan horse’ disguises chemo as fat

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapy drugs as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate, and destroy tumors. Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted drug activates, immediately suppressing tumor growth. The drug also is lower in toxicity than current chemotherapy drugs, leading to fewer side effects. “It’s like a Trojan horse,” Na

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Text-Mining: Preparing for Battle in India

Since I was just blogging the other day about a machine-learning paper that worked its way through decades of abstracts for materials science papers, this news is timely. Carl Malamud and a team at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi have assembled a rather huge repository of journal articles (they’re aiming for about 73 million of them), in full text. Full-text data mining is what people wa

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Image: Hubble spots a stunning spiral

Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes. One of the key galaxy types we see in the universe is the spiral galaxy, as demonstrated in an especially beautiful way by the subject of this Hubble Space Telescope image, NGC 2985. NGC 2985 lies over 70 million light-years from the solar system in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear).

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Sustainable land management key to reducing Amazon wildfires, study shows

The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown.

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Tasmania hosts threatened ancient cultural landscapes

The landscape of Tasmania has been shaped by thousands of years of Aboriginal burning practices, researchers at the University of Melbourne have found.

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Marsquakes rock and roll

Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts deployed the first seismometer on the surface of the moon, NASA InSight's seismic experiment transmits data giving researchers the opportunity to compare marsquakes to moon and earthquakes.

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South Africa's carbon tax matters for the economy and tackling climate change

Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for human life. But the carbon tax that's been introduced in South Africa could cost jobs, unless people acquire skills that can be used in sectors that are not carbon-intensive.

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Simulation explores how insects glean compass direction from skylight

A computational simulation suggests that insects may be capable of using the properties of light from the sky to determine their compass direction with an error of less than two degrees.

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Angelic halo orbit chosen for humankind's first lunar outpost

Mission planners at NASA and ESA's Operations Centre (ESOC) have spent months debating the pros and cons of different orbits, and have now decided on the path of the Lunar Gateway.

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Researcher uses canola to create biodegradable cling wrap

A University of Alberta researcher has found a new use for a canola byproduct, providing potential for diverse markets beyond China.

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New genome editing technology for plant breeding

Researchers have developed a new genome editing technology for rice, combining adenine-to-guanine single-base editing technology and Cas9 with an extended targeting scope. They report that it is possible to efficiently introduce base substitution mutations in rice genes and plan to expand the research to citrus fruit breeding.

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Sediment libraries show marine ecosystems are accumulating oil pollution faster than ever

Marine sediments tell the history of an environment, including oil spills. By "reading" sediments from the past century, a research team has now determined how much oil hydrocarbon is accumulated in different vegetated coastal habitats of the Arabian Gulf and the significance of this for environmental management.

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Astronauts less likely to faint on Earth if they exercise in space

Nearly 50 years after man's first steps on the moon, researchers have discovered a way that may help astronauts spending prolonged time in space come back to Earth on more stable footing, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

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Novel mechanism of inheritance detected

Non-Mendelian, oligogenic inheritance could be an unrecognized and important element for occurrence of hereditary retinal degenerations (HRDs, comprising retinitis pigmentosa) which are caused by ultra-rare mutations and cause progressive blindness.

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Do plant cells hold the roadmap for surviving climate change?

Do plant scientists hold the key to saving vulnerable populations in a changing climate? How should plant researchers prepare to deploy their knowledge to maintain food security in the future—as well as to promote renewable energy, sequester carbon pollution from the atmosphere, and even synthesize medicine?

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New genome editing technology for plant breeding

Researchers have developed a new genome editing technology for rice, combining adenine-to-guanine single-base editing technology and Cas9 with an extended targeting scope. They report that it is possible to efficiently introduce base substitution mutations in rice genes and plan to expand the research to citrus fruit breeding.

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Novel mechanism of inheritance detected

Non-Mendelian, oligogenic inheritance could be an unrecognized and important element for occurrence of hereditary retinal degenerations (HRDs, comprising retinitis pigmentosa) which are caused by ultra-rare mutations and cause progressive blindness.

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Do plant cells hold the roadmap for surviving climate change?

Do plant scientists hold the key to saving vulnerable populations in a changing climate? How should plant researchers prepare to deploy their knowledge to maintain food security in the future—as well as to promote renewable energy, sequester carbon pollution from the atmosphere, and even synthesize medicine?

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Music can be a viable alternative to medications in reducing anxiety before anesthesia

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to a peripheral nerve block procedure, according to a new Penn Medicine study. Patients commonly take sedative medications, like midazolam, prior to the procedure to reduce anxiety. In this study, researchers found a track of relaxing music to be similarly effective to the intravenous form of midazolam in reduc

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Photos: Ancient Pyramid-Shaped Settlement

The remains of a 4,600-year-old settlement have been uncovered on a tiny, pyramid-shaped island called Dhaskalio.

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It's a Mystery Why We Are Not Constantly Hallucinating, Trippy New Study Suggests

Apparently there's just 20 little neurons standing between reality and constant hallucinations (in mice).

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4,600-Year-Old Greek 'Pyramid' Found in the Aegean Sea … Is Not a Pyramid at All

News of a 4,600-year-old "pyramid" or "pyramid island," supposedly discovered on a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, has been making the rounds online.

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Stonehenge's Massive Megaliths May Have Been Moved into Place with Pig Lard

Stonehenge's massive megaliths may have been moved with more than just elbow grease.

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Betting on speculative geoengineering may risk an escalating 'climate debt crisis'

The opening of the Oscar-winning film The Big Short, a comedy-drama on the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, begins with a famous quote: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

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1 measurement can predict knee injury risk

A single measurement can help predict whether a person is at risk for knee instability, researchers report. The researchers found that measuring the distance between the tibial tubercle (TT)—a bony bump on the tibia, commonly referred to as the shin, below the kneecap—and the trochlear groove (TG), the joint in which the kneecap sits, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was a reliable, precise

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Team cracks mystery of missing jumbo squid

Shifting weather patterns and ocean conditions are among the reasons for the collapse of a once lucrative jumbo squid fishery in Mexico. The culprit responsible for the decline of the jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. The new findings spell trouble for the Gulf of California’s marine ecosystems and fishery-dependent economies. It could also be a sign of things to come elsewhe

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What Is the Apollo 11 Landing Site Like Now?

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series reflecting on the Apollo 11 mission, 50 years later. About 4.5 billion years ago, according to the most popular theory of the moon’s formation, a mysterious rocky world the size of Mars slammed into Earth. From the fiery impact, shards swirled and fused into a new, airless world, itself bombarded with rocky objects. In the absence of the smoothing t

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So Long, You Weird, Space-Time-Defying 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

A hanging story-chad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's kept TV weird. Now it's finally ending.

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The Sea Is Consuming Jakarta, and Its People Aren't Insured

What happens when your city is sinking and flooding and you don't have insurance?

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The Air Force's New Rescue Chopper Flies Farther Than Ever

Sikorsky's Combat Rescue Helicopter trades the missiles and rockets for extra fuel capacity and room for more wounded warriors.

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Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on the Legacy of Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” shaped a generation of future explorers—and even the first tweet sent from space — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Theory that ridged skin helps dolphins debunked

A dolphin is obviously not a golf ball. However, many scientists believed that the way one slips through the water and the other through the air owed to the same cause: similarities in surface texture and their effect on drag and locomotion.

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Study unveils a new supersolid phase in dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates

Generally, matter exists in three distinct forms: as a solid, a liquid or a gas. Past physics research, however, has unveiled other curious states of matter, one of which is supersolidity. In a supersolid state, particles are arranged into a rigid crystal and can nonetheless flow through the solid without any friction. Although this may appear contradictory, this state is allowed by the laws of qu

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Image Of The Day: Predatory Protists

The protist Rhodelphis limneticus bears little resemblance to its close genetic relative, red algae.

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Theory that ridged skin helps dolphins debunked

A dolphin is obviously not a golf ball. However, many scientists believed that the way one slips through the water and the other through the air owed to the same cause: similarities in surface texture and their effect on drag and locomotion.

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Electronic Skin

This is another entry in my informal series on interfacing machines and the human brain. Yesterday I wrote about Neuralink, which is a project to develop electrodes to interface with the brain itself. Today I write about another incremental advance – in the July 17th issue of Science Robotics, researchers published, “ A neuro-inspired artificial peripheral nervous system for scalable electronic s

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Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on the Legacy of Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” shaped a generation of future explorers—and even the first tweet sent from space — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Peanut plant's 'chemical breath' could give clues to drought and other stresses

Peanut growers could someday identify emerging threats such as drought, pests or disease by testing a plant's "chemical breath."

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Study finds small mammals aid expansion of warm-climate trees

A new study by Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at the University of Maine, finds small mammals could affect whether trees spread to new areas in a warming climate.

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Peanut plant's 'chemical breath' could give clues to drought and other stresses

Peanut growers could someday identify emerging threats such as drought, pests or disease by testing a plant's "chemical breath."

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Study finds small mammals aid expansion of warm-climate trees

A new study by Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at the University of Maine, finds small mammals could affect whether trees spread to new areas in a warming climate.

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Powering the future with lunar soil

Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the solar system, but the survival of a future crew depends on access to a reliable source of energy. An ESA Discovery & Preparation study explored how lunar regolith—the dust, soil and rock on the moon's surface—could be used to store heat and provide electricity for future astronauts, rovers and landers.

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Helping robots to build new antibiotics

A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics by using robotics. These antibiotics, known as class II polyketides, are also naturally produced by soil bacteria and have antimicrobial properties which are vital in the modern pharmaceutical industry to combat infectious diseases and cancer.

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New measurements imply dramatically higher abundance of helium hydride ions in the early universe

Physicists report the first laboratory measurements of electron reactions with helium hydride ions in the cryogenic storage ring CSR at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. At temperatures down to 6 K, the reaction rates destroying the molecule were found to be significantly lower compared to previous measurements at room temperature. This translates into a strongly enhanced

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Scientists discover group of genes connected to longer life in fruit flies

Alexey Moskalev, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory of Geroprotective and Radioprotective technologies and co-authors from the Institute of biology of Komi Science Center of RAS, the Engelgard's Institute of molecular biology of RAS and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology published an article titled "Transcriptome Analysis of Long-lived Drosophila melanogaster E(z) Mutants Sheds Light on the Mol

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Adding a polymer stabilizes collapsing metal-organic frameworks

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a special class of sponge-like materials with nano-sized pores. The nanopores lead to record-breaking internal surface areas, up to 7800 m2 in a single gram. This feature makes MOFs extremely versatile materials with multiple uses, such as separating petrochemicals and gases, mimicking DNA, hydrogen production and removing heavy metals, fluoride anions, and even

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Helping robots to build new antibiotics

A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics by using robotics. These antibiotics, known as class II polyketides, are also naturally produced by soil bacteria and have antimicrobial properties which are vital in the modern pharmaceutical industry to combat infectious diseases and cancer.

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Scientists discover group of genes connected to longer life in fruit flies

Alexey Moskalev, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory of Geroprotective and Radioprotective technologies and co-authors from the Institute of biology of Komi Science Center of RAS, the Engelgard's Institute of molecular biology of RAS and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology published an article titled "Transcriptome Analysis of Long-lived Drosophila melanogaster E(z) Mutants Sheds Light on the Mol

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Interactive Map Shows All 21 Successful Moon Landings

Humans have walked on the moon six times, and robotic probes have been touching down on the lunar surface for decades—but there is still much to explore

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The Most Compelling Photo of the Moon Landing

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin steps off the ladder from the lunar module and onto the moon. (NASA) Editor’ s Note : This article is part of a series reflecting on the Apollo 11 mission, 50 years later. For 18 minutes and maybe 19 seconds, only one human being had ever set foot on the surface of the moon. Neil Armstrong made his famous one small step, and then started unpacking the most important thing th

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Can Neuroscience Understand Free Will? – Facts So Romantic

Perhaps free will won’t forever be an issue philosophers mull over for a lifetime. Whatever the result, there’s always the ironic answer to the question of whether we have free will: “Of course we do. We have no choice.” Screengrab via The Good Place / YouTube In The Good Place , a cerebral fantasy-comedy TV series, moral philosophy gets teased. On YouTube, the show released a promotional video,

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En kroget vej fra telegrafkabler til høreapparater og headsets

At GN Store Nord kan fejre 150-års jubilæum, er lidt af en bedrift. Selskabet har mange gange været ved at bukke under.

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BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service.

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Forensics Friday: Can you find clues that indicate these two blots have been spliced?

Ever wanted to hone your skills as a scientific sleuth? Now’s your chance. Thanks to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), which is committed to educating authors on best practices in publishing, figure preparation, and reproducibility, we’re presenting the ninth in a series, Forensics Friday. Take a look at the image below, and then take our poll. … Continue reading

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Longer gaps between births can halve infant deaths in developing nations

Leaving more time between successive pregnancies matters for infant survival, but only in less-developed countries.

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Fifty Years After Apollo Mission, Challenges in Returning to the Moon

On Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the 1969 spaceflight mission that first put humans on the Moon. Amid its reminiscing, however, the agency faces challenges in making such a monumental feat happen again.

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The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

Some of the coolest panels don't happen in the convention center.

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Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending?

Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get them legally

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What’s really behind the spread of Lyme disease? Clue: it’s not the Pentagon | Peter Beaumont

After my tick bite I realised that the climate crisis was a more likely culprit than any conspiracy theory about weaponisation The first indication I’d picked up a tick-borne disease three years ago was the excruciating arthritic pain in my feet as I hobbled to a dinner party at a neighbour’s house in Jerusalem. Later that night I experienced flu-like symptoms, including a raging fever that, even

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Science Means Not Knowing

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but it pushes us to seek a deeper understanding of the world around us — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Science Means Not Knowing

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but it pushes us to seek a deeper understanding of the world around us — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In China, Mental Health Care Goes Virtual

Why are VR companies launching their mental health care programs in the nation? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Neuralink – Merging Brain and Machine [Video]

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Technosignatures in Transit: Searching for giant orbiting artefacts.

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Digital hedonism: “Universe 25”

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten” Bill Gates I have always wondered what the world would be like in the future. In this series of notes, I will consider different scenarios of human development under the influence of the main global trend — increasing of free time. In 10 years, an environmental di

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In China, Mental Health Care Goes Virtual

Why are VR companies launching their mental health care programs in the nation? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In China, Mental Health Care Goes Virtual

Why are VR companies launching their mental health care programs in the nation? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Deadly parasites succumb to a drug mash-up

Nature, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02203-5 A one-two punch knocks out treatment-resistant strains of malaria.

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Bioluminescent plankton hunters capture 'magical' glow

Photographers and nature lovers capture the natural phenomenon that lights up the sea.

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Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'

About 600 million were watching in 1969 – thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.

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World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).

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Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert

Researchers say the mosque, dating from the 7th or 8th century, would be a rare find anywhere.

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Moon Landing: 'Wow, it worked!'

Apollo 11's journey seen from Mission Control

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Fagfolk åbner for højere grænseværdier for ufarlige pesticidrester

PLUS. Ekspert og Danske Vandværker mener, at det er på tide, at kravværdierne til ikke-relevante metabolitter bliver justeret. Danva og andre eksperter frygter tab af forbrugertillid.

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London Underground to get full 4G coverage

Passengers will be able to make calls and go online anywhere on the Tube network by the mid-2020s.

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Apollo 11 site should be granted heritage status, says space agency boss

Prof Jan Wörner says coming flurry of activity may make lunar protection more urgent Tranquility base, the spot where humans first set foot on the moon, should be granted special heritage status and protected against damage from future visitors and missions, according to the head of the European Space Agency. The site where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down 50 years ago on Saturday warr

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Hawaii declares state of emergency amid protests over huge telescope

The planned construction of an enormous telescope atop Mauna Kea is being blocked by Hawaiian protesters for whom the mountain is sacred land

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The Squad and the Speaker

Rambunctious freshmen come into the House in a wave election, shake things up, challenge the leaders, divide the party. That is a pretty good capsule description of “the squad,” the four freshman congresswomen whose squabble with Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now been overshadowed by the astonishingly racist attacks on them by the president of the United States, and by the defense of those attacks by

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Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth, study suggests

A study suggests the butts make up the most pervasive form of plastic pollution on the planet.

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The Long, Strange Voyage of Ancient Scientific Texts

In "The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found,” British historian Violet Moller chronicles the long, strange journey of a small collection of ancient scientific texts by Euclid, Ptolemy, and others from the fall of Rome through the Middle Ages.

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The biggest threat to America? Americans.

"A country is not going to resolve a national crisis unless it acknowledges that it's in a crisis," says Jared Diamond. "If you don't, you're going to get nowhere. Many Americans still don't recognize today that the United States is descending into a crisis." The U.S. tends to focus on "bad countries" like China, Canada and Mexico as the root of its problems, however Diamond points out the missin

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By Republican Standards, Almost Nothing Is Racist

Most of the time, conservatives and Republicans want the bar for what constitutes bigotry to be set extremely high. When President Donald Trump tweeted last weekend that four nonwhite Democrats in Congress should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” he offered a textbook example of racism. Trump’s own Equal Employment Opportunity Commission use

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Rigshospitalet kan ikke komme af med sejlivet og livsfarlig bakterie i maskine til hjerteoperationer

To danske hjertepatienter er blevet inficeret med den sjældne bakterie M. chimaera under hjerteoperationer på Rigshospitalet. M. chimaera er beslægtet med tuberkulosebakterien og har slået sig ned i Rigshospitalets varme-kulde-maskiner, der bruges under hjerteoperationer.

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TurboID-based proximity labeling reveals that UBR7 is a regulator of N NLR immune receptor-mediated immunity

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11202-z Plant NLR receptors trigger immune signaling following recognition of pathogen effectors. Here, Zhang et al. optimize a TurboID-based proximity labeling approach and show that it can be used to identify interacting partners of N, an NLR that confers resistance to Tobacco mosaic virus.

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Two types of functionally distinct Ca2+ stores in hippocampal neurons

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11207-8 It is generally assumed, from previous studies in cerebellar Purkinje neurons, that IP3 and Ry receptors share the same intracellular Ca2+ pool. In this study, the authors demonstrate the existence of two functionally distinct Ca2+ stores in mouse CA1 pyramidal neurons by showing that refilling of IP3-sensitive

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Direct observation and impact of co-segregated atoms in magnesium having multiple alloying elements

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10921-7 Commercial alloys contain trace solutes that segregate at grain boundaries but have been difficult to directly image due to electron beam damage. Here, the authors use atomic-resolution energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy at lower electron voltage to image segregation at magnesium alloy twin boundaries.

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Northward drift of the Azores plume in the Earth’s mantle

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11127-7 Tectonic plate motions are often reconstructed based on the assumption that mantle plumes are fixed within the mantle. Here, the authors provide geochemical and geodynamic evidence to suggest that the asymmetry of the Azores thermal anomaly can be explained by northward motion of the Azores plume.

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Stereoselective synthesis of medium lactams enabled by metal-free hydroalkoxylation/stereospecific [1,3]-rearrangement

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11245-2 Stereospecific [1,3]-rearrangements are rarely reported method to efficiently build complex organic architectures. Here, the authors describe a metal-free intramolecular hydroalkoxylation/[1,3]-rearrangement sequence affording medium-sized lactams with wide scope, also in an asymmetric fashion.

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Comprehensive evaluation and characterisation of short read general-purpose structural variant calling software

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11146-4 A number of computational methods have been developed for calling structural variants (SVs) using short read sequencing data. Here, the authors perform a comprehensive benchmarking analysis comparing 10 general-purpose callers and provide recommendations for both users and methods developers.

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Pptc7 is an essential phosphatase for promoting mammalian mitochondrial metabolism and biogenesis

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11047-6 The mitochondria houses several phosphatases, but their function is not well characterized. Here, the authors show that mitochondrial phosphatase Pptc7 is important during development for proper mitochondrial function and has a role regulating protein import with the translocase subunit Timm50.

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A ZEB1/p53 signaling axis in stromal fibroblasts promotes mammary epithelial tumours

Nature Communications, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11278-7 In epithelial cells Zeb1 is involved in the epithelial to mesenchymal transition. In this study, the authors show in a mouse model of breast cancer, that Zeb1 expression in stromal cells is required for tumour formation and metastasis.

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The new lunar mission

It’s half a century since the launch of Apollo 11, the spacecraft that put the first…

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NIH publishes largest genomic study on type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African populations

Researchers at NHGRI have performed the largest GWAS study on type 2 diabetes in the sub-Saharan African populations, revealing an association between the disease and previously unlinked ZRANB3 gene. By using animal models, their results show that dysfunction of the ZRANB3 gene has major repercussions on insulin production. This link may hold key answers to the treatment of type 2 diabetes in all

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Astronauts less likely to faint on Earth if they exercise in space; findings may help others with fainting issues

Up to two hours of endurance and resistance exercises daily during a long space flight mission, combined with IV fluid replacement after landing, helps astronauts prevent dizziness and fainting during normal activity when they return to Earth. The study findings also have implications for a variety of people with health conditions that cause them to faint when standing up, and people on bed rest f

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Acute and short-term administrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol modulate major gut metabolomic regulatory pathways in C57BL/6 mice

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46478-0 Acute and short-term administrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol modulate major gut metabolomic regulatory pathways in C57BL/6 mice

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Adaptive wavefront correction structured illumination holographic tomography

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46951-w Adaptive wavefront correction structured illumination holographic tomography

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Discovery of a kleptoplastic ‘dinotom’ dinoflagellate and the unique nuclear dynamics of converting kleptoplastids to permanent plastids

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46852-y Discovery of a kleptoplastic ‘dinotom’ dinoflagellate and the unique nuclear dynamics of converting kleptoplastids to permanent plastids

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Hypolipidemic effects of herbal extracts by reduction of adipocyte differentiation, intracellular neutral lipid content, lipolysis, fatty acid exchange and lipid droplet motility

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47060-4 Hypolipidemic effects of herbal extracts by reduction of adipocyte differentiation, intracellular neutral lipid content, lipolysis, fatty acid exchange and lipid droplet motility

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Molecular basis of the scalp-ear-nipple syndrome unraveled by the characterization of disease-causing KCTD1 mutants

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46911-4 Molecular basis of the scalp-ear-nipple syndrome unraveled by the characterization of disease-causing KCTD1 mutants

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Distinct epigenetic profiles in children with perinatally-acquired HIV on antiretroviral therapy

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46930-1 Distinct epigenetic profiles in children with perinatally-acquired HIV on antiretroviral therapy

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Study on intracellular delivery of liposome encapsulated quantum dots using advanced fluorescence microscopy

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46732-5 Study on intracellular delivery of liposome encapsulated quantum dots using advanced fluorescence microscopy

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Enhanced Wave Absorption and Mechanical Properties of Cobalt Sulfide/PVDF Composite Materials

Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47037-3 Enhanced Wave Absorption and Mechanical Properties of Cobalt Sulfide/PVDF Composite Materials

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Kontrolcenter for Danmarks centrale telenetværk flytter fra Frederiksberg til Rumænien

Driften af TDC’ssåkaldte network operations center flytter til Rumænien. Dermed kan danske myndigheder ikke kræve sikkerhedsgodkendelse af de ansatte.

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Trump’s Base Isn’t Enough

Buried beneath the blustery bravado of Donald Trump’s openly racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color were clear signs of electoral anxiety. Trump insists he is producing great results for the country, especially on the economy. And yet, at the price of provoking great backlash, he moved in an unprecedented manner this week to portray four nonwhite Democratic representatives as fu

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Trump Supporters Don’t Make Chants About Men

Lawmakers and presidential candidates know to expect a particular set of reactions after criticizing Donald Trump. He might call them a loser, or give them their own unique nickname—the provenance of which might depend on how often he thinks they lie , whether they look sleepy , or how pencil-like he finds their neck . He might go so far as to endorse their primary challengers, or even the critic

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Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical

Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was released. Some are calling for a ban on the chemical. (Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)

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Chevrolet's first mid-engine Corvette is a $60,000 supercar

The new Corvette looks more like its supercar competition. (Chevrolet/) For seven generations over more than half a century, Corvettes have kept their engines under the front hood. It was a differentiating factor in a field of mid-engine supercars that put the power behind the driver. At an impressively lavish event in California on Thursday, however, Chevy introduced the 2020 Corvette Stingray,

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Men on the Moon merit their golden celebration

It is time for another lunar landing that includes female astronauts

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How private is your browser’s Private mode? Research into porn suggests “not very”

Data brokers like Facebook, Google, and Oracle might know more than you think.

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Analyse: Om to år kan du vælge mellem knap 100 elbiler

I 2021 vil der være 92 rene elbiler og 118 hybridmodeller på markedet i Europa, forudser miljøorganisation.

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AI passes theory of mind test by imagining itself in another's shoes

AI has passed a test used to assess theory of mind in dominant and subordinate chimpanzees, paving the way towards machines that are more effective at communicating with humans

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Mercury 13: the forgotten women of the space race – Science Weekly podcast

As the space race heated up in the 1960s, 13 aviators passed the same tests as Nasa’s first astronauts, later going on to be called the Mercury 13 . But because they were women, Nasa wouldn’t even consider them. One of those women was Wally Funk , who joins Nicola Davis and author Sue Nelson this week as they discuss what could and should have been Continue reading…

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Man with brain implant on Musk’s Neuralink: “I would play video games”

Nathan Copeland, a pioneering research subject, talks about his brain-computer interface and why he’s excited for Elon Musk’s.

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Redaktionens favoritter: Den svære matematiske kunst at lægge fliser

Nogle historier lever et alt for kort liv. Derfor har vi bedt et udpluk af Ingeniørens redaktører og journalister anbefale egne og andres historier. Her er, hvad de fandt frem.

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Mercury 13: the forgotten women of the space race – Science Weekly podcast

As the space race heated up in the 1960s, 13 aviators passed the same tests as Nasa’s first astronauts, later going on to be called the Mercury 13. But because they were women, Nasa wouldn’t even consider them. One of those women was Wally Funk, who joins Nicola Davis and author Sue Nelson this week as they discuss what could and should have been. Help support our independent journalism at theguar

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Moonfire: the Epic Journey of Apollo 11 – in pictures

Images from the 50th-anniversary edition of Norman Mailer’s account of the Nasa mission published by Taschen Continue reading…

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'A thrill ran through me': your moon landing memories

Readers share their memories of a life changing shared experience, including relics and photographs from 1969 I was 16 years old, sitting in our huge downstairs recreation room with my parents, my brothers and sister, and many of our closest friends. We were one of the few families with a large colour television in our circle of friends, so we invited many of them to join us to watch Apollo 11 la

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Fra arkivet: »At sende den første europæer mod Månen bliver et historisk øjeblik«

PLUS. Måneuge på ing.dk: David Parker er chef for udforskning og robot-teknologi hos ESA. Han glæder sig som et lille barn til at få Europa til Månen.

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Hawaii telescope protesters don't back down after arrests

Protesters didn't back down from their long-running effort to stop construction of a $1.4 billion telescope, blocking a road Thursday to the top of a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians a day after authorities arrested nearly three dozen people.

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Canadian platform spills 3,200 gallons of oil-mix into Atlantic

An oil platform off the Canadian island of Newfoundland spilled nearly 3,200 gallons of an oil-water mix into the Atlantic Ocean, and efforts were underway to minimize the environmental impact, ExxonMobil said Thursday.

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Swine fever sends China's pork prices, imports soaring

Pork prices have been sent soaring and herds devastated as African swine fever tears through China's massive pig-farming industry, forcing the country to ramp up imports to satisfy demand—but analysts warn worse is yet to come.

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Great Barrier Reef agency breaks with Australia gvt in climate warning

The agency that manages the Great Barrier Reef broke ranks with Australia's conservative government to call for the "strongest and fastest possible action" against climate change to save the world heritage marine wonder.

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Swine fever sends China's pork prices, imports soaring

Pork prices have been sent soaring and herds devastated as African swine fever tears through China's massive pig-farming industry, forcing the country to ramp up imports to satisfy demand—but analysts warn worse is yet to come.

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Nations with strong women's rights likely to have better population health and faster growth

Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these values, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

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Without these women, man would not have walked on the moon

Numerous unsung women, from computer engineers and mathematicians to secretaries and seamstresses, helped put a man on the moon. Here are the stories of some of those women All 12 people who walked on the moon were men. But among the 400,000 people who made it possible, there were numerous unsung women, from computer engineers and mathematicians to secretaries and seamstresses. Today, as America

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Singapore Says It’s Fighting ‘Fake News.’ Journalists See a Ruse.

SINGAPORE—Terry Xu is an unlikely martyr for press freedom. The Singaporean, round-faced and self-effacing with a worker cap pulled down low over his forehead, spent most of his 20s in blue-collar jobs before joining The Online Citizen , a rare independent news site in the city-state. He first volunteered as a photographer, helping cover successive general elections in 2011 and 2015. Now the site

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Vanvittigt smukke: Se Apollo 11-astronauternes egne fotos fra missionen – i ekstra god kvalitet

I 2015 blev negativerne fra Apollo-missionerne scannet på ny – og resultatet er imponerende.

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Photos of the Week: Crocodile Kiss, Glacier Blanket, Bear Cemetery

Cliff diving in Beirut, “swan upping” in London, protests against Puerto Rico’s governor, underwater violin in Malta, Wimbledon finals in London, a newborn walrus in Florida, a projected rocket in Washington, D.C., flooding in Louisiana, cattle in New Zealand, the Winegrowers Festival in Switzerland, and much more.

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Analysis result of the proxy-method based retrievals from GOSAT2

Greenhouse gasses Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) developed jointly by the Ministry of the Environment, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the National Institute for Environmental Studies was successfully launched on October 29, 2018 from JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.We will summarize the analysis result of the proxy-method based retrievals (methane and carbon monoxide) from data

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Ivacaftor may reduce common infections in patients with CF

Patients with cystic fibrosis who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'

Two sequels and a new version of a classic book trilogy all drop during the convention's first day.

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Jernbane til Næstved åbner med ny udgave af gammel signalteknologi

Banedanmark opgraderer næste år jernbanen mellem Ringsted og Næstved til 200 km/t. Men i første omgang bliver det med det gamle signalsystem og ikke det nye ERTMS.

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How It Feels to Drive—and Crash—the First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette

Car buffs have waited decades for Chevy's new Corvette Stingray, with its relocated engine. WIRED got to test the beast in a simulator GM used to help build it.

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[Discussion] Redefining the Singularity: A Shrinking Horizon

Most people on this forum are very familiar with the concept of the technological singularity. On Wikipedia, the singularity is defined as “a hypothetical future point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.” Unquestionably, many intriguing scenarios emerge from the concept, but I suggest that it’s not

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Which company will win the new space race to the Moon?

Renewed commercial involvement in lunar exploration could open up a big frontier for the sector

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Brain interfaces aren't nearly as easy as Elon Musk makes them seem

Implanted technology might one day benefit people with certain illnesses, however neuroscientists have a hard time envisioning how it will apply to the general population, regardless of how good the technology becomes. (Deposit Photos/) Neuralink, Elon Musk's company developing brain-machine interfaces, displayed its technology for the first time this week. The new system contains thousands of el

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How live images of the Apollo 11 moon landing came via Australia – video

When Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon in 1969, more than 600 million people around the world tuned in to watch it live. Australia played a key role in getting those images from the moon to Earth. Glen Nagle, from the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex, explains how tracking stations at Tidbinbilla, Honeysuckle Creek and Parkes brought the first pictures to the world 'They na

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The 'Cats' Trailer: A Feline Anatomy Expert Reacts

The 'Cats' trailer features Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift dressed up as singing cats. A veterinarian tells WIRED what they actually got right.

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Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for

The public is being urged to spend 15 minutes in a sunny spot for the world's biggest butterfly survey.

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The Apollo 11 mission as told through the astronauts' heart rates

The Saturn V rocket carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted on July 16, 1969. (NASA Photo/) When Neil Armstrong, Micheal Collins and Buzz Aldrin blasted off on their journey to the moon, they were riding atop a 363-foot-tall rocket that produced 7.6 million pounds of thrust. The mission was hazardous and full of unknowns. And yet their heart rates during the launch stayed

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BDNF is a mediator of glycolytic fiber-type specification in mouse skeletal muscle [Physiology]

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) influences the differentiation, plasticity, and survival of central neurons and likewise, affects the development of the neuromuscular system. Besides its neuronal origin, BDNF is also a member of the myokine family. However, the role of skeletal muscle-derived BDNF in regulating neuromuscular physiology in vivo remains unclear….

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Conformational switching of chiral colloidal rafts regulates raft-raft attractions and repulsions [Applied Physical Sciences]

Membrane-mediated particle interactions depend both on the properties of the particles themselves and the membrane environment in which they are suspended. Experiments have shown that chiral rod-like inclusions dissolved in a colloidal membrane of opposite handedness assemble into colloidal rafts, which are finite-sized reconfigurable droplets consisting of a large but…

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Exosomes regulate neurogenesis and circuit assembly [Neuroscience]

Exosomes are thought to be released by all cells in the body and to be involved in intercellular communication. We tested whether neural exosomes can regulate the development of neural circuits. We show that exosome treatment increases proliferation in developing neural cultures and in vivo in dentate gyrus of P4…

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Credit assignment to state-independent task representations and its relationship with model-based decision making [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Model-free learning enables an agent to make better decisions based on prior experience while representing only minimal knowledge about an environment’s structure. It is generally assumed that model-free state representations are based on outcome-relevant features of the environment. Here, we challenge this assumption by providing evidence that a putative model-free…

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The ribosomal protein S1-dependent standby site in tisB mRNA consists of a single-stranded region and a 5' structure element [Biochemistry]

In bacteria, stable RNA structures that sequester ribosome-binding sites (RBS) impair translation initiation, and thus protein output. In some cases, ribosome standby can overcome inhibition by structure: 30S subunits bind sequence-nonspecifically to a single-stranded region and, on breathing of the inhibitory structure, relocate to the RBS for initiation. Standby can…

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Mutagenesis of odorant coreceptor Orco fully disrupts foraging but not oviposition behaviors in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta [Neuroscience]

The hawkmoth Manduca sexta and one of its preferred hosts in the North American Southwest, Datura wrightii, share a model insect–plant relationship based on mutualistic and antagonistic life-history traits. D. wrightii is the innately preferred nectar source and oviposition host for M. sexta. Hence, the hawkmoth is an important pollinator…

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Genetic control of male production in Daphnia pulex [Evolution]

Daphnia normally reproduce by cyclical parthenogenesis, with offspring sex being determined by environmental cues. However, some females have lost the ability to produce males. Our results demonstrate that this loss of male-producing ability is controlled by a dominant allele at a single locus. We identified the locus by comparing whole-genome…

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Refining the stress gradient hypothesis in a microbial community [Commentaries]

Microbial species aren’t often found alone, but rather in complex communities containing dozens to hundreds of other species. These species affect one another in many ways. Species can harm one another by producing antibiotics, by stabbing one another and injecting toxins, or simply by consuming resources that others require (1–3)….

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The Rho-family GTPase OsRac1 controls rice grain size and yield by regulating cell division [Plant Biology]

Grain size is a key factor for determining grain yield in crops and is a target trait for both domestication and breeding, yet the mechanisms underlying the regulation of grain size are largely unclear. Here we show that the grain size and yield of rice (Oryza sativa) is positively regulated…

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Three-dimensional structure of the basketweave Z-band in midshipman fish sonic muscle [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Striated muscle enables movement in all animals by the contraction of myriads of sarcomeres joined end to end by the Z-bands. The contraction is due to tension generated in each sarcomere between overlapping arrays of actin and myosin filaments. At the Z-band, actin filaments from adjoining sarcomeres overlap and are…

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An essential bifunctional enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis for itaconate dissimilation and leucine catabolism [Biochemistry]

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the etiological agent of tuberculosis. One-fourth of the global population is estimated to be infected with Mtb, accounting for ∼1.3 million deaths in 2017. As part of the immune response to Mtb infection, macrophages produce metabolites with the purpose of inhibiting or killing the bacterial cell….

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Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the Ophiocordyceps fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Response to Comment on "Earth and Moon impact flux increased at the end of the Paleozoic"

Hergarten et al . interpret our results in terms of erosion and uncertain calibration, rather than requiring an increase in impact flux. Geologic constraints indicate low long-term erosion rates on stable cratons where most craters with diameters of ≥20 kilometers occur. We statistically test their proposed recalibration of the lunar crater ages and find that it is disfavored relative to our orig

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The Future of Farming is Vertical

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I Watched the Cats Trailer, and I Have Some Questions

Earlier today, the fabric of the space-time continuum stretched and rearranged itself. The Cats trailer dropped. It prompted a handful of questions. 1) There are cobbles on the street. Is this Victorian London? There’s also a lot of neon. Is this Las Vegas? There’s also a person on all fours arching her back like a cat, even though she’s obviously human. But she has a tail. I don’t know. 2) She j

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New study uncovers China's massive hidden lending to poor countries

Over 50 developing countries' Chinese debt accounts for on average 15 percent of their individual GDP. New report shows that the majority of the world's developing country's debt to China is considered "hidden." China's loans for poor countries are primarily for crucial infrastructure. China's overseas lending, which was virtually zero before the turn of the century — well, about $500 billion in

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When viruses kill diatoms, other algae benefit big time

Viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and diatom die-offs near the ocean surface may provide nutrients and organic matter for recycling by other algae, according to a new study. The study also reveals that environmental conditions can accelerate diatom mortality from viral infection, which is important for understanding how diatoms influence carbon cycling and respond to changes in the oce

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Our Sensitive Stomach: The Enteric Nervous System

Inside every person’s gut there lies about 500,000,000 neurons. That might seem like an odd place for so many so-called “brain cells;” even odder still, the bowel’s web of nerves can function in the absence of communication to or from the brain. Its potential for independence and substantial cell count have earned the intestinal nerves […]

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‘Metronome’ neurons set the beat for rodent brains

A newly discovered type of cell in the brain keeps time so regularly that it may serve as the brain’s long-hypothesized clock or metronome, report researchers. The researchers measured the fast electrical spikes of individual neurons in the touch region of the brain to make the discovery. This type of neuron spikes rhythmically, and in a synchronized manner, independent of external sensations, sa

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Designer plants could help you do your laundry

Instead of bringing carcinogens, tobacco plants could produce ingredients for laundry detergent, and far more cheaply than manufacturers can now. (Deposit Photos/) Tobacco is the deadliest plant in the world, responsible for the demise of more than seven million people a year, according to the CDC . But in a new study out this week, researchers from Cornell University and the University of Illino

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Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the Ophiocordyceps fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Improving the signal-to-noise ratio in quantum chromodynamics simulations

A study describes a new technique for simulating particle ensembles that are 'large' (at least by the standards of particle physics). The technique improves the signal-to-noise ratio and thus the precision of the simulation; crucially, it can also be used to model ensembles of baryons: a category of elementary particles that includes the protons and neutrons that make up atomic nuclei.

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Crystalline 'artificial muscle' makes paper doll do sit-ups

Researchers have given a foil 'paper doll' the ability to move and do sit-ups with a new material called polymer covalent organic frameworks (polyCOFs).

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Apollo 11: Few indoor loos, but there was a man on the Moon

Fifty years ago, James Burke was one of the presenters leading the BBC's live coverage of the Moon landing.

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Ableism might stay quiet but it grows with age

Biases toward people with disabilities, called ableism, increase with age and over time, research finds. At the same time, the findings show that people grow less likely to show how they really feel publicly. “Disabilities are a sensitive, uncomfortable topic for many people to talk about. Few are willing to acknowledge a bias toward people with disabilities,” says William Chopik, assistant profe

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Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the Ophiocordyceps fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The FaceApp Privacy Panic, a Mysterious Satellite Outage, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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How a Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants' Jaws to Deliver a Death Bite

An ant infected by a cordyceps fungus with a stroma emerging from the back of its head. (Credit: David P. Hughes, Maj-Britt Pontoppidan/Wikimedia Commons) Forget The Walking Dead – there’s a real zombie outbreak happening right now — though it’s more like the crawling dead. Ants, moths, grasshoppers, wasps and hundreds of other species of insects regularly fall victim to a deadly parasite that hij

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The Truth is Out There: Using VERITAS to Search for E.T.

The four VERITAS telescopes in Arizona will soon be used to hunt for alien communications. (Credit: The VERITAS collaboration) Traditionally, the hunt for intelligent life in the universe has focused on radio signals from far off worlds. But scientists are turning to more varied types of signals, acknowledging that we have very little idea how a truly alien life-form might choose to communicate, e

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Three New ISS Crew Members to Launch on July 20

(Credit: NASA) Exactly 50 years after the first humans stepped foot on the moon, three astronauts will blast off into space to join the current crew on the International Space Station. On July 20, NASA astronaut Drew Morgan, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, and Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, will launch from Kazakhstan around 12:28 EDT. After a four-hour orbit around Earth,

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Schizophrenia here is different than schizophrenia there — why?

Since schizophrenia is a disease of the mind, the cultural context it occurs in can have a serious impact on how it manifests. Cultures in which the family is more important will have delusions centered around their family, cultures in which religion is important often have religious delusions, and so on. This growing understanding of the cultural sensitivity of schizophrenia highlights how much

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'Inadequate' health response leaves 3.5bn with poor dental care

Scientists call for reform, sugar regulation and transparency around dental research Scientists are calling for radical reform of dental care, tighter regulation of the sugar industry and greater transparency around conflict of interests in dental research to tackle the high and rising toll of oral disease such as mouth cancers. In a challenge to the global health community, a series in the Lance

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Access to contraception not 'silver bullet' to stem population growth in Africa

The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to double by 2050, yet a new study challenges a common misconception that this is caused solely by inadequate family planning.

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Cleaning our water with groundbreaking 'bioinspired' chemistry

Synthetic chemicals, including pesticides, medications and household cleaners, often end up in our waterways. Even in small amounts these substances can affect wildlife, plants and humans, and a number of them have shown resistance to normal water treatment methods. Researchers blazed the trail for a new field of sustainable chemistry by unveiling powerful, safe and inexpensive oxidation catalysts

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SIRT6 over-expression may prevent progression of diabetes, study finds

A new animal study explores an alternative sirtuin-based therapy to block the development of obesity and cardiomyopathy under conditions of excess nutrition, when diet restriction and regular exercise are not feasible.

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Lancet series, co-authored by NYU's Benzian, calls for 'radical reform' of oral healthcare

A special Lancet Series on Oral Health, published today in The Lancet, presents an 'urgent need for radical reform' of oral healthcare to prioritize prevention and integrate dentistry into primary care. The series is comprised of two papers, both co-authored by Habib Benzian, D.D.S., MScD.P.H., Ph.D., the associate director of global health and policy for NYU College of Dentistry's World Health Or

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Hypertension poorly managed in low- and middle-income countries

A study of 1 million people living in 44 low- and middle-income countries found that less than half of those affected with high blood pressure (hypertension) are aware of their condition.

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Radical reform needed to address dental decay worldwide

Tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancers are a major health burden worldwide, but are largely ignored by the global health community, according to a series on oral health in The Lancet that publishes July 20, 2019. In a commentary accompanying the series, Cristin Kearns and Lisa Bero express growing concern that the dental profession will not make meaningful progress in combating the oral health

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