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North Korea's 3G network reportedly built in secret with help from Huawei

The documents claim that Huawei teamed up with Chinese state-run Panda International Information Technology for several telecommunications projects in North Korea for over eight years. The projects …

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A Note From Salt Lake City

Readers will no doubt recall my post last week on stem cell clinics. It seems to have achieved a wide audience – wide enough to include the legal profession, at any rate. Below are copies of a letter I have recently received, and what better place than here to address the points it raises? Since the AAAS was copied on this, let me start off by saying that the phrase “editorially independent” at t

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Indiska rymdfarkosten nu på väg till månen

Nu är den indiska rymdfarkosten Chandrayaan-2 på väg till månen. Den lyckade uppskjutningen gjordes vid klockan 14.43 lokal tid från ön Sriharikota i sydöstra Indien.

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Living components

Programmable structural dynamics successful for first time in self-organizing fiber structures.

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Studies show the influence of environment on the evolution of weeds

Rapid increases in herbicide resistance show that weeds can undergo important genetic changes over very brief periods of time. But herbicide use isn't the only factor influencing the evolution of weeds.

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Molecular 'clutch' puts infection-fighting cells into gear

An international team including University of Warwick scientists identifies proteins that drive activation of our immune response. Adaptor proteins act as a 'clutch' to move clusters of proteins within cellsCould open opportunities to design immune cells to combat specific problems. Protein condensates are involved; have been found to play roles in many biological processes and diseases, including

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Strongman leaders make for weak economies, study finds

Autocratic leaders are often credited with purposefully delivering good economic outcomes, but new research challenges that long-held assumption.

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Employers urged to find new ways to address workers' mental health

In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her mind went blank, which made it nearly impossible for her to concentrate on a computer screen and do her work.

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Phthalate MEHP and cardiac arrhythmias

A new study examines the potential role plastic exposure, akin to exposure in a medical setting, has on heart rhythm disruptions.

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More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care

New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. The article shows increases in ED visits related to alcohol that are occurring much faster than overall ED usage.

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Epileptic seizures reduced in mice after removal of newborn neurons

Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, new research has uncovered an innovative approach to possibly slow the progression of epilepsy. Researchers have successfully removed new neurons that have developed after a brain injury to reduce seizures in mice. They believe that the technique could potentially reduce post-injury ep

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Teens who misuse opioids have these sources

Roughly 11% of high school seniors reported prescription drug misuse during the past year, and of those, 44% used multiple supply sources, according to new research. More than 70% of adolescents who obtained prescription drugs from multiple sources had a substance use disorder—involving prescription medications, other drugs, and alcohol—within the previous year. The national average for a substan

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Volcano eruption at different latitudes: A switch of hemispheric monsoon rainfall change

Future volcanic eruptions located in different latitudes will impact the monsoon rainfall differently through circulation changes, which implies that the rainfall response to volcanic eruptions at different hemispheres should be considered in the design of Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP) experiments and the implementation of geoengineering activities.

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Warning to those wanting to spice up their lives

Think twice before adding that extra kick of chili sauce or chopped jalapeno to your meal. New research involving the University of South Australia shows a spicy diet could be linked to dementia.

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Overstuffed cancer cells may have an Achilles' heel

In a study using yeast cells and data from cancer cell lines, Johns Hopkins University scientists report they have found a potential weak spot among cancer cells that have extra sets of chromosomes, the structures that carry genetic material. The vulnerability, they say, is rooted in a common feature among cancer cells — their high intracellular protein concentrations — that make them appear blo

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Council Post: Why Industry 4.0 Is The Next Revolution In Business

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UK government invests nearly $100 million into electric vehicle research

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3D Printing Notre Dame's Restoration: Thinking Outside The 14th Century Box

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Airbnb makes it easier to find a place to stay on business trips

Airbnb wants to make it easier to find work-friendly listings, and its solution is fairly simple. Before, the company would ask if you were traveling for business at checkout. Now, …

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How to stroke a cat, according to science

Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stoked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at this point to blame it on the cat, but what's likely happening here is that we're just not stroking them right.

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How to stroke a cat, according to science

Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stoked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at this point to blame it on the cat, but what's likely happening here is that we're just not stroking them right.

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Paris braces for record heat as Europe scorched again

Parisians were on Monday bracing for potentially the hottest ever temperature in the French capital this week as a new heatwave blasted into northern Europe that could set records in several countries.

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India launches ambitious second Moon mission

Nature, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02260-w Chandrayaan-2 is the country’s first attempt to touch down on the lunar surface.

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New nanoantennas to improve ultra-fast wireless connections

Researchers from the Nanophotonic Technology Centre (NTC) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) have designed new silicon nanoantennas with direct applications in communication and data processing for the next generation of reconfigurable photonic chips. This type of configuration opens the door to the development of new miniature nanobiosensors and to the design of future systems and ne

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Zero Breeze Mark II Portable Air Conditioner Review: A Noisy But Effective Way to Chill Out

The Zero Breeze Mark II is a battery-powered solution for staying comfortable on sweltering camping trips.

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The LGBTQ Health Clinic That Faced a Dark Truth About the AIDS Crisis

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series about the gay-rights movement and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. On an otherwise quiet residential block, with a school on one side and a church on the other, a nightclub once drew crowds from all along the East Coast for some of Washington, D.C.’s most raucous parties. The center of the city’s black gay nightlife, the ClubHouse , w

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The Great Ocean Divide

More than two million square kilometers are being carved up, leaving little for the rest of the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New deactivation mechanism for switch proteins detected

A new mechanism for the deactivation of switch proteins has been identified by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, headed by Professor Klaus Gerwert and Dr. Till Rudack from the Department of Biophysics, and the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Switch proteins such as Ras regulate many processes in the body and affect diseases such as cancer. The research team published their report on the n

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Researchers investigating microplastics in drinking water

Is there plastic in your drinking water? The University of Toronto's Bob Andrews and Chelsea Rochman say there is—but, unfortunately, they don't have much more information to share.

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White House reportedly meeting tech execs about Huawei ban – CNET

The Trump administration's Larry Kudlow and Steven Mnuchin will host, according to Reuters.

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Image: 10 million star puzzle

When observed with the unaided eye, Omega Centauri, the object in this image, appears as a fuzzy, faint star. But the blue orb we see here is, in fact, a collection of stars—10 million of them. You cannot count them all, but in this sharp, beautiful image you can see a few of the numerous pinpoints of bright light that make up this unique cluster.

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Why Interest in Space Travel Waned After Apollo 11

After the success of Apollo 11, NASA unveiled an ambitious agenda for more missions into space, but interest among the public was beginning to decline

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2D semiconductor nonlinear plasmonic modulators

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11186-w Plasmonic modulators have many possible applications in optical-frequency devices. Here the authors report a 2D semiconductor nonlinear plasmonic modulator enabled through strong interaction between the surface plasmon polaritons and excitons in a monolayer semiconductor integrated on top of a metallic waveguide

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Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things

What if our homes were alive? I don't mean smart homes with the disembodied voice of Alexa deciding the setting for your living room spotlights. I mean actually alive—growing, living, breathing and even reproducing. The idea might seem far-fetched, but in the face of a climate crisis, we humans need to think radically about the way we live in and build our environment.

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Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things

What if our homes were alive? I don't mean smart homes with the disembodied voice of Alexa deciding the setting for your living room spotlights. I mean actually alive—growing, living, breathing and even reproducing. The idea might seem far-fetched, but in the face of a climate crisis, we humans need to think radically about the way we live in and build our environment.

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New deactivation mechanism for switch proteins detected

A new mechanism for the deactivation of switch proteins has been identified by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, headed by Professor Klaus Gerwert and Dr. Till Rudack from the Department of Biophysics, and the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Switch proteins such as Ras regulate many processes in the body and affect diseases such as cancer. The research team published their report on the n

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Improving the cacao genome and phytozome

According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), global cocoa bean production in 2017-2018 was 4.6 million metric tons. The global chocolate brands couldn't exist without cocoa. But today the plant is under threat due to climate change and devastating fungal infections. That's why Mars, Inc., a maker of chocolate for more than 100 years and one of the world's largest buyers of cocoa, is c

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How cellular fibers form and maintain dynamic states

Cells assemble dynamically: Their components are continuously exchanging and being replaced. This enables the structures to adapt easily to different situations, and by rearranging the components to respond to stimuli faster, to renew or to form just on demand. The microtubules, a scaffold structure made of protein fibers that can be found in the cytoplasm of the cells of algae, plants, fungi, ani

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Micro-naps for plants: Flicking the lights on and off can save energy without hurting indoor agriculture harvests

A nighttime arrival at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport flies you over the bright pink glow of vegetable production greenhouses. Growing crops under artificial light is gaining momentum, particularly in regions where produce prices can be high during seasons when sunlight is sparse.

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Improving the cacao genome and phytozome

According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), global cocoa bean production in 2017-2018 was 4.6 million metric tons. The global chocolate brands couldn't exist without cocoa. But today the plant is under threat due to climate change and devastating fungal infections. That's why Mars, Inc., a maker of chocolate for more than 100 years and one of the world's largest buyers of cocoa, is c

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How cellular fibers form and maintain dynamic states

Cells assemble dynamically: Their components are continuously exchanging and being replaced. This enables the structures to adapt easily to different situations, and by rearranging the components to respond to stimuli faster, to renew or to form just on demand. The microtubules, a scaffold structure made of protein fibers that can be found in the cytoplasm of the cells of algae, plants, fungi, ani

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Micro-naps for plants: Flicking the lights on and off can save energy without hurting indoor agriculture harvests

A nighttime arrival at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport flies you over the bright pink glow of vegetable production greenhouses. Growing crops under artificial light is gaining momentum, particularly in regions where produce prices can be high during seasons when sunlight is sparse.

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Waiting for an undersea robot in Antarctica to call home

"Call! Just call!" I think loudly in my head. "Did something happen? Are you okay?"

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Nations Claim Large Overlapping Sections of Arctic Seafloor

The five coastal countries will have to rectify their science and their politics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Sophisticated molecular machines in action

Almost all living organisms from bacteria to humans have gate-like protein complexes in their cell membranes that get rid of unwanted or life-threatening molecules. This is not always advantageous, since in the case of bacteria or cancer cells, these complexes, known as ABC transporters, are also responsible for resistance to antibiotics or chemotherapy. Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt,

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Sophisticated molecular machines in action

Almost all living organisms from bacteria to humans have gate-like protein complexes in their cell membranes that get rid of unwanted or life-threatening molecules. This is not always advantageous, since in the case of bacteria or cancer cells, these complexes, known as ABC transporters, are also responsible for resistance to antibiotics or chemotherapy. Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt,

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Imaging the chemical structure of individual molecules, atom by atom

For physicist Percy Zahl, optimizing and preparing a noncontact atomic force microscope (nc-AFM) to directly visualize the chemical structure of a single molecule is a bit like playing a virtual reality video game. The process requires navigating and manipulating the tip of the instrument over the world of atoms and molecules, eventually picking some up at the right location and in the right way.

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China's ByteDance plans to set up data center in India

China's ByteDance said it plans to open a data center in India, where it is facing concerns about consumer privacy and demands for a ban on its hugely popular video app TikTok.

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Amazon Prime Video FINALLY launches on Virgin TV

UK customers of Virgin Media will now find it automatically downloaded and it will appear on Virgin Media V6 boxes without customers needing to do anything.

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The Stock-Buyback Swindle

I n the early 1980s, a group of menacing outsiders arrived at the gates of American corporations. The “raiders,” as these outsiders were called, were crude in method and purpose. After buying up controlling shares in a corporation, they aimed to extract a quick profit by dethroning its “underperforming” CEO and selling off its assets. Managers—many of whom, to be fair, had grown complacent—rushed

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Microbes in secret Arctic salt water hint at alien life

Microbes in “cryopegs” may help researchers understand life in environments like Mars or other planetary bodies farther from the sun. Cryopegs are trapped layers of sediment with water so salty that it remains liquid at below-freezing temperatures. In recent years, the idea of life on other planets has become less far-fetched. NASA announced June 27 that it will send a vehicle to Saturn’s icy moo

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LightSail 2 is sending home new pictures of Earth

LightSail 2, the brainchild of the Planetary Society, has released two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft is currently in orbit at about 720 km, and the LightSail 2 mission team is putting it through its paces in preparation for solar sail deployment sometime on or after Sunday, July 21st.

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Conspiracies Are For the Birds

Let me just start by saying – I don’t believe for a second that this one is real. I think it’s something between absurdist performance art, trolling, and marketing. But it does raise the question about the ultimate effects of such things, and therefore the ethics. There is an online faux movement called, “Birds Aren’t Real.” It is a fake conspiracy theory someone made up in order to make fun of o

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India launches first lunar mission since 2008

New Delhi seeks to cement its place among elite club of spacefaring nations

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How a drilling ship pulls cores from 2.5 miles below the sea

An ocean drilling ship is not an ocean drilling ship without the skilled and experienced personnel that control, execute and overview the drilling operations. The JOIDES Resolution is no exception.

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AI protein-folding algorithms solve structures faster than ever

Nature, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01357-6 Deep learning makes its mark on protein-structure prediction.

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Mandate vaccination with care

Nature, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02232-0 Governments that are considering compulsory immunizations must avoid stoking anti-vaccine sentiment, argue Saad B. Omer, Cornelia Betsch and Julie Leask.

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Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good

Fitness trackers like the Apple Watch now allow you to detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. That's not always a good thing, says doctor Margaret McCartney

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Seeing smaller through cells: A natural single-cell biomagnifier for subwavelength imaging

Optical microscopes and tweezers can image and manipulate objects at the microscale for applications in cellular and molecular biology. The optical resolution is, however, hampered by the diffraction limit and therefore both microscopes and tweezers are unable to image and manipulate nano-objects directly. Emerging techniques in plasmonic/photonic nanoscopes and nanotweezers aim to achieve nanomet

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Image of the Day: Safety in Numbers

Male Asian elephants are forming long-term, all-male groups to forage in agricultural areas of India.

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Special Report: Future of the Arctic

Suddenly, nations are jockeying to control the seafloor and exploit resources in the rapidly thawing north — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Animals' body sizes shrinking from climate change, study finds

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have collected clear evidence—over a 23 year period between 1976 and 1999—that climate change is shrinking animals' body sizes.

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Animals' body sizes shrinking from climate change, study finds

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have collected clear evidence—over a 23 year period between 1976 and 1999—that climate change is shrinking animals' body sizes.

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How do distance learners connect?

In a typical college classroom, social connections are formed through face-to-face interactions. Through informal chats before and after class, group project meetings, and other exchanges, students are able to build community with their classmates and peers that often enrich their academic experience.

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Is New Zealand's food system unsustainable?

New research from Massey University's College of Health shows overwhelming support for sustainability characteristics to be included in the Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults, set out by the Ministry of Health.

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Dear Therapist: My Husband and I Don't Have Sex Anymore

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com . Dear Therapist, My husband and I have been married for three years. It was like a whirlwind of romance when we first met, and we couldn’t keep our hands off each other. We moved in together after just six months and were enga

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3D printing lets long-term care residents get creative

An experimental “makerspace” at a long-term care facility in New Jersey is giving residents the chance to learn how to create objects with 3D printing. Researchers set up and ran the space, logging 280 hours of observations and semi-structured interviews with participating residents. Frustrated that her sweater got lost in the community laundry, 92-year-old Gigi took advantage of an embroidery ma

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Is New Zealand's food system unsustainable?

New research from Massey University's College of Health shows overwhelming support for sustainability characteristics to be included in the Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults, set out by the Ministry of Health.

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Wool odor could be key to protecting sheep from flystrike

A global research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to Australian blowflies.

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New software helps plant breeders bring out their best

Broccoli is in the eye of the beholder. A head of broccoli that might appeal to one person—perhaps because of its deep green color—may leave another cold, due to an asymmetrical shape or too-large buds.

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Wool odor could be key to protecting sheep from flystrike

A global research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to Australian blowflies.

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New software helps plant breeders bring out their best

Broccoli is in the eye of the beholder. A head of broccoli that might appeal to one person—perhaps because of its deep green color—may leave another cold, due to an asymmetrical shape or too-large buds.

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The Morning After: ASUS' new gaming phone is barely a phone

Welcome back, it's Monday time. Over the weekend, Marvel decided to announce enough superhero TV and movies to keep you going for the next few years, while another Pixel 4 leak …

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Indisk raket er på vej til Månen

Indien har med succes sendt sin anden månemission afsted.

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Microdosing Psychedelics May Boost Mood and Focus. But What Are the Drawbacks?

Participants in a new study said that microdosing psychedelics made them more confident, motivated and productive.

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Robert Mueller's Testimony: What Congress Needs to Know

Here’s what members of Congress should know before they question the former special counsel.

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The Best Algorithms Still Struggle to Recognize Black Faces

US government tests find even top-performing facial recognition systems misidentify blacks at rates 5 to 10 times higher than they do whites.

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More Basra water crises unless Iraq govt fixes 'failures': HRW

Human Rights Watch on Monday warned of a repeat of last year's deadly water crisis in Iraq's oil-rich southern province of Basra unless authorities correct decades of management failures.

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The Voyage of the Beagle and the Future of Space Science

NASA is building a launch system that could lead to discoveries as profound as what Darwin learned during his journey on a British navy vessel — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Portugal wildfires '90 percent' under control

Huge wildfires that have ravaged a mountainous region of central Portugal and left dozens injured have been "90 percent" controlled, firefighters said Monday, but warned that strong winds could cause the flames to spread.

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India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called a "historic day" for the nation.

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Miljøstyrelsen giver påbud: 500 kg olie er løbet over på et raffinaderi i Fredericia

Miljøstyrelsen beder Danish Oil Pipe A/S om at undersøge omfanget af og rydde op efter et mindre olieudslip, som er sket, efter et skybrud den 18. juni fik olieholdigt COC-vand til at løbe over en tank på raffinaderiet.

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This Bloated 'Piglet Squid' Is Way Cuter Than a Real Piglet

A stunning video shows this strange see-through animal floating along with its tentacles waving above its head in the central Pacific Ocean near Palmyra Atoll.

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The Voyage of the Beagle and the Future of Space Science

NASA is building a launch system that could lead to discoveries as profound as what Darwin learned during his journey on a British navy vessel — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Adorable Shark Fits in Your Hand, Looks Like a Mini Sperm Whale

And the tiny shark has a wee pocket near its fin.

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Apple's 2020 iPhone Rumored To Adopt 120Hz ProMotion Display

It is never too early for rumors of the next iPhone iteration, right? So it goes in the land of smartphones—leaks, rumors, and speculation constantly abound. As it pertains to Apple's bread …

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The Risk of Conflict Rises as the World Heats Up

Ignoring the connections between climate and security poses risks for the U.S. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Risk of Conflict Rises as the World Heats Up

Ignoring the connections between climate and security poses risks for the U.S. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Video I made about the amygdala and jump scares

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India launches mission to explore south pole of moon – video

India’s mission to the moon has blasted into space one week after a technical glitch forced scientists to abruptly halt its scheduled launch. Thousands gathered to watch Chandrayaan-2 take off on Monday from Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota, north of Chennai. It will travel to the little-explored south pole of the moon India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission lifts off a week after aborted lau

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Asus’ ROG Phone II features a 120Hz display, a new SoC, and a giant battery

Gamer phone features a Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, 12GB of RAM, 6000mAh battery.

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Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission

The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.

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New technique helps create more personalized therapies for people with advanced cancers

Using an ultra-sensitive and high-throughput isolation technology, UCLA researchers were able to characterize and identify the neoantigens driving the antitumor responses in a patient.

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The Stuff of Dystopian Nightmare

Commercial airliners are not usually restful environments, but February 2017 was a particularly fraught time for domestic air passengers. Donald Trump had become president a month earlier and had quickly issued his “travel ban” executive order, sparking chaos at the nation’s airports. Although on February 3 a federal district judge enjoined the ban, by February 21 White House Press Secretary Sean

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Leech paper nets expression of concern

An article claiming to uproot the evolutionary tree of leeches has received an expression of concern after a reader notified the journal about potential problems with the data. The article, “Phylogenomic analysis of a putative missing link sparks reinterpretation of leech evolution,” appeared online in Genome Biology and Evolution, an Oxford University Press title, on … Continue reading Leech pape

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Critics of Peer Review Ask How ‘Race Science’ Still Manages to Slip Through

The issue extends beyond South Africa, as both papers were subjected to review by international journals. That the research was published despite appearing to dabble in race science was seen by some as doubly problematic, because it can then be used to undermine the rights of marginalized groups.

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Adam Schiff Is Back From the Wilderness

Adam Schiff was everywhere, until he was nowhere. In nearly 20 years as a Democratic congressman from Southern California, Schiff has grappled with issues from national security, to intellectual property, to the Armenian genocide. But for the past two years, he has been perhaps the most visible face of ongoing inquiries into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the scourge of the White House, a

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India’s first lunar lander is on its way to the moon

India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission just launched, hoping to become the first Indian spacecraft to land on the moon.

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New hard X-ray eclipsing polar identified

Using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Swift spacecraft, astronomers have found that a hard X-ray source known as 2PBCJ0658.0-1746 is an eclipsing magnetic cataclysmic variable of the polar type. The finding, presented in a paper published July 11 on arXiv.org, makes the object one of only a handful hard X-ray eclipsing polars known to date.

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India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission lifts off a week after aborted launch

With first mission to land on lunar south pole, India aims to join club comprising Russia, US and China India’s mission to the moon has blasted into space one week after a technical glitch forced scientists to abruptly halt its scheduled launch. Thousands gathered to watch Chandrayaan-2 takeoff at 2.43pm local time (0913 GMT) on Monday from Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota, north of Chen

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Observation of two types of charge-density-wave orders in superconducting La2-xSrxCuO4

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11167-z To fully elucidate the relationship between density wave orders and superconductivity in high-Tc cuprates remains difficult. Here, the authors reveal two types of charge-density-wave orders and their intertwined relationship with spin-density-wave order and superconductivity in La2-xSrxCuO4.

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Methylation analysis of plasma DNA informs etiologies of Epstein-Barr virus-associated diseases

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11226-5 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with different malignant diseases and circulating EBV DNA is a biomarker for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Here, the authors report that plasma EBV DNA methylation profiles show disease-associated patterns and can help to distinguish NPC and non-NPC subjects.

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Nanometer-precision non-local deformation reconstruction using nanodiamond sensing

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11252-3 Spatially resolved information about material deformation upon loading is critical to evaluate mechanical properties. Here the authors demonstrate integration of nanodiamond orientation sensing and atomic force microscopy nanoindentation as an approach to evaluate non-local material deformation on the nanoscale.

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Predicting bacterial infection outcomes using single cell RNA-sequencing analysis of human immune cells

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11257-y Complex interactions between different host immune cell types can determine the outcome of pathogen infections. Here, Avraham and colleagues present a deconvolution algorithm that uses single-cell RNA and bulk RNA sequencing measurements of pathogen-infected cells to predict disease risk outcomes.

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Involvement of G-quadruplex regions in mammalian replication origin activity

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11104-0 Origins of replications are associated with potential G quadruplexes forming structures (G4s). Here the authors reveal the functional role of G4 elements in DNA replication initiation.

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Integrated analyses of murine breast cancer models reveal critical parallels with human disease

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11236-3 Mouse models are an essential tool in breast cancer research. Here, the authors present the genomic and transcriptomic profiles of two widely used mouse models, revealing parallels with the human disease specifically with metastasis and treatment response.

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Spectroscopic disentanglement of the quantum states of highly excited Cu2

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11156-2 Transition metals are at the basis of key processes in chemistry and biology but their complex electronic structures make understanding of their properties a challenge. Here the authors resolve individual spectral lines of Cu2 in the deep UV region by two-colour resonant four-wave mixing.

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Identification of intracellular cavin target proteins reveals cavin-PP1alpha interactions regulate apoptosis

Nature Communications, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11111-1 Caveolae are plasma membrane invaginations containing cavin proteins that are disrupted upon stress stimuli, causing cavin release inside the cell. Here, McMahon et al. identify cavin interacting proteins using proteomic analyses and reveal functions in stress signaling that can promote apoptosis.

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Big bangs and bronze ice: reflections on Olafur Eliasson

Nature, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02228-w Joanne Baker revels in the kaleidoscopic imagination of a science-inspired artist at the top of his game.

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Hyperloop hits record speeds at SpaceX's 2019 Pod competition

Now in its fourth instalment, SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition continues to bring out the very best in student engineering teams from all around the world, with the 2019 edition again …

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Higher soil fauna abundance accelerates litter carbon release across an alpine forest-tundra ecotone

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47072-0 Higher soil fauna abundance accelerates litter carbon release across an alpine forest-tundra ecotone

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The Predominant Oral Microbiota Is Acquired Early in an Organized Pattern

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46923-0 The Predominant Oral Microbiota Is Acquired Early in an Organized Pattern

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Effects of 5-aminolevulinic acid and sodium ferrous citrate on fibroblasts from individuals with mitochondrial diseases

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46772-x Effects of 5-aminolevulinic acid and sodium ferrous citrate on fibroblasts from individuals with mitochondrial diseases

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Darkness-induced effects on gene expression in Cosmarium crenatum (Zygnematophyceae) from a polar habitat

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47041-7 Darkness-induced effects on gene expression in Cosmarium crenatum (Zygnematophyceae) from a polar habitat

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Female Blow Flies As Vertebrate Resource Indicators

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46758-9 Female Blow Flies As Vertebrate Resource Indicators

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Virus Genotype-Dependent Transcriptional Alterations in Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation Pathways in the Hepatitis C Virus-infected Liver

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46664-0 Virus Genotype-Dependent Transcriptional Alterations in Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation Pathways in the Hepatitis C Virus-infected Liver

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Improvements in structural and optical properties of wafer-scale hexagonal boron nitride film by post-growth annealing

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47093-9 Improvements in structural and optical properties of wafer-scale hexagonal boron nitride film by post-growth annealing

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Regulation of stomatal opening and histone modification by photoperiod in Arabidopsis thaliana

Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46440-0 Regulation of stomatal opening and histone modification by photoperiod in Arabidopsis thaliana

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When It Comes To Vaccines And Autism, Why Is It Hard To Refute Misinformation?

For years scientists have said that there is no link between vaccines and autism. There are still many people who are reluctant to vaccinate. But, one woman has changed her mind about vaccines.

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A Shipwreck, 500 Years Old, Appears on the Baltic Seabed

Its condition is pristine, but its identity is a mystery. For now, maritime archaeologists call it Okänt Skepp, Swedish for “unknown ship.”

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Health Facts Aren’t Enough. Should Persuasion Become a Priority?

Those with the least understanding of science oppose it the most and also think they know the most, a study showed.

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UTSA reduces seizures by removing newborn neurons

Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, new research at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has uncovered an innovative approach to possibly slow the progression of epilepsy. Researchers at UTSA have successfully removed new neurons that have developed after a brain injury to reduce seizures in mice. They believe t

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Techtopia #115: Tyske forskere på jagt efter liv i rummet

Podcast: I anledning af 50-året for den første månelanding tager Techtopia hul på en lille sommer-miniserie – dette er første afsnit.

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Satelliter avgörande för klimatforskningen

Satelliter kan på ett unikt sätt ge oss information från hela jorden i realtid. Så här hjälper de oss att rädda ett klimat – och ekosystem i förändring.

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Cuttlefish ink found promising for cancer treatment

Researchers have found that cuttlefish ink—a black suspension sprayed by cuttlefish to deter predators—contains nanoparticles that strongly inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors in mice. The nanoparticles consist mostly of melanin by weight, along with amino acids, monosaccharides (simple sugars), metals, and other compounds. The researchers showed that the nanoparticles modify the immune functio

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Michael Pollan worries we don't know enough to legalise psychedelic drugs

Speaking in Melbourne, the journalist who has become synonymous with the conversation on psychedelics explains why it’s complicated To some, Michael Pollan is the game changer of the psychedelic conversation; to others, who have concerns, the gatekeeper. The journalist’s sixth book, How to Change Your Mind, topped the New York Times bestseller list and took a broad view of the history, culture an

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Redaktionens favoritter: Dansk ingeniør-kunst realiserer skulpturel bro i Norge

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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A new study reinforces the conclusion that autism is primarily genetic

Last week, the largest epidemiological study of its kind was published and concluded, once again, that autism is primarily due to genes and that the environmental component of autism risk is much smaller. Not surprisingly, once again antivaxers didn't want to hear that message.

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Shares blast off as 'China's Nasdaq' debuts

Shares on Shanghai's new Nasdaq-style technology board soared Monday, with one firm rocketing more than 500 percent, as investors rushed to grab a piece of China's latest market liberalisation …

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Tyskere har givet op: Men i Japan og nu Kina buldrer maglev-togene derudaf med 600 kilometer i timen

PLUS. Den første prototype har netop forladt fabrikken i Qingdao i det østlige Kina. Verdens første kinesiske maglev-tog ventes færdigudviklet om to år. Dermed holdes der liv i teknologien, der skulle have forbundet Sjælland med Jylland over Kattegat.

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Pompeii row erupts between rival scientific factions

Volcanologists say excavations by archaeologists are destroying useful clues about lava flow It is one of the most ambitious archaeological missions ever undertaken. The Great Pompeii Project promises remarkable discoveries about life in the Roman empire, including the genetic profiles of the town’s inhabitants, their dining preferences, occupations and health. But as layers of volcanic rock are

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Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy.

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Især de yngre og de højtuddannede mister jobbet efter en hjernerystelse

Folk der har fået en hjernerystelse har forøget risiko for at ryge ud af det normale jobmarked…

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Boris Johnson Meets His Destiny

Late morning on Tuesday, July 23, the denouement in Boris Johnson’s lifelong quest for political power will be revealed, when the committee that has organized the Conservative Party’s leadership election will announce the winner of the race to replace Theresa May. The following day, the winner—Johnson is the heavy favorite—will be driven to Buckingham Palace for an audience with the Queen, and be

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Mystery of Chedworth's 1,800-year-old Roman glass shard solved

Find sheds fresh light on wealth and influence of ex-inhabitants of National Trust property A fragment from a Roman bottle so exceptionally rare that it has taken glass experts from around the world two years to conclusively identify it has been discovered thousands of miles from where it was made. The discovery at Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire of the small shard of patterned green gla

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Nasas plan: Månen skal være verdens første rum-tankstation

Allerede nu arbejdes der på, at Månen fra 2024 bliver pitstop for missioner længere ud i rummet.

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Artificial Intelligence in Performance Management Systems

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Implementing The One Viable Solution To Climate Change

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Plasticizer interaction with the heart

A new study, 'Plasticizer Interaction With the Heart,' led by researchers at Children's National Health System appears in the July issue of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology and examines the potential role plastic exposure, akin to exposure in a medical setting, has on heart rhythm disruptions.

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School readiness impaired in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms, Stanford study finds

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.

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More colorectal cancer cases are being diagnosed in younger patients

Average age at diagnosis in the United States has decreased over the past decade.

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Gun ownership linked to greater incidence of domestic homicides

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reveals a unique and strong association between firearm ownership and the risk of domestic homicides. For each 10% increase in household gun ownership rates, the findings show a significant 13% increased incidence of domestic firearm homicide. The homicide risk differed across victim-offender relationships, with non

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Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy risk

Worried about peanut allergies in children? A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines five things to know about early introduction of peanuts in infants to reduce the risk of peanut allergy.

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More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care

New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. The article, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) shows increases in ED visits related to alcohol that are occurring much faster than overall ED usage.

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Failure to launch: Parents are barriers to teen independence

National Poll: While most parents say they are doing enough to prepare their teen for adulthood, they gave low rankings of their teen's ability to handle basic tasks.

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India’s Chandrayaan-2 Embarks on Mission to the Moon

The country hopes to become the fourth to land on the lunar surface with the robotic probe.

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Why 3D printing could be key to a Moon base

Construction materials, ceramics and food could all one day be printed on the lunar surface.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #29

Article of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Claim Review… SkS Week in Review…Poster of the Week… Article of the Week… June 2019: Earth's Hottest June on Record In this picture taken on June 6, 2019, Hindu priests sit inside large vessels filled with water as they perform the 'Parjanya Japa' and offer prayers to appease the rain god for timely monsoons

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Norsk rapport: Ferie i motorbåden er mere CO2-tung end flyvetur til London

Udledningerne fra de flittigt brugte fritidsbåde er efter alt at dømme langt højere, end man tidligere har troet, mener norske forskere, og deroppe kører debatten om »bådskam« nu på højtryk.

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Is there an objective test for Aphantasia?

Still image from Kaleidoscopes for Binocular Rivalry How well do we know our own inner lives? Self-report measures are a staple of psychiatry, neuroscience, and all branches of psychology (clinical, cognitive, perceptual, personality, social, etc.). Symptom scales, confidence ratings, performance monitoring, metacognitive efficiency ( meta-d'/d' ), vividness ratings, preference/likeability judgem

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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos: The Silicon Valley space race

The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.

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The most admired woman on planet Earth? Michelle Obama.

For the survey, YouGov — a British polling firm — interviewed more than 42,000 people across 41 countries. The results showed that the Obamas ranked higher than the Trumps on both the U.S. and international lists of admired public figures. Unlike some former first ladies, Mrs. Obama has led a remarkably public life after leaving the White House. None Former First Lady Michelle Obama has dethroned

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Elon Musk plans brain–machine interface to upgrade humans

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India Invites Proposals To Set Up 1,000 EV Charging Stations

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Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations

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Anti-extremism software to be used to tackle vaccine disinformation

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Are We There Yet? A Reality Check on Self-Driving Cars.

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Unprecedented Heat Wave Near North Pole

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Study finds children with autism more likely to be bullied at home and at school

A major new study has found children with autism are more likely to be bullied by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school, they have no respite from victimization.

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10 things that make trendy brands ‘cool’

These 10 characteristics could help brands create a “coolness strategy,” according to new research. Focus groups, in-depth interviews, an experiment, and multiple survey studies indicate that consumers perceive cool brands to be: extraordinary, aesthetically appealing, energetic, high status, rebellious, original, authentic, subcultural, iconic, and popular. “Brands initially become cool to a sma

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Grief isn’t a pathology. It’s an altered state of mind.

When it comes to moving forward, the slightly harder path — but in the long run, the way easier path — would be for us to develop the skill of grieving. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's theories about the five stages may be off, but she gave us a lens from which to come to understand the process of grieving. The fact that you grieve is a testimony to your love. A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Adv

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Tinder Reaches Around Google, Stiffs App Store Payment System

Many app makers are growing tired of paying the relatively high fees that the Apple App Store and Google Play are demanding. Google Play and the Apple App Store each take 30% of the revenue …

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A new thrust technology for nanosatellites could make them more efficient

Chemical rockets aren’t suitable for the new breed of tiny satellites filling our skies. So rocket scientists are developing a new generation of lighter, more efficient plasma thrusters.

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Cool Stand Makes Your Apple Watch Look Like A Classic iPod

The classic iPod is one of the most iconic products that Apple has ever made. The design will forever hold a place in history to signify just how well the entire product was executed by the …

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A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone

Image: Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck / 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit On Thursday, a US Navy ship in the Persian Gulf reportedly used a new, anti-drone system to take down an Iranian …

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Starwatch: Aquariid meteor shower opens the summer season

It’s not the most spectacular of meteor showers but the delta Aquariids last for over a week, giving plenty of opportunities for meteor spotting The summer season of meteor showers begins this week. First up are the delta Aquariids. As the name suggests the meteors radiate from a point in the constellation of Aquarius, the water bearer. This is an admittedly modest shower with just 15 to 20 meteo

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Russian intelligence 'targets Tor anonymous browser'

A hack of a Russian intelligence contractor exposes secret projects – including cracking Tor.

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Nonconscious Acquisition of Information: Lewicki et al (1992)

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Why Forgetting Can Make Your Mind Efficient? • Infographics

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The Urgency of Agency

Our consciousness gets in the way of thinking about evolution — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Do you think that we'll ever see a dramatic visual overhaul of fashion/architecture/interiors?

I mean, as technology and robotics advance further we're seeing a lot of social disruption, but most environments we spend our time in still look pretty similar to those in 1997 or 2007, albeit with more machines. I joke that we're heading to a Transformers movie, with highly advanced robotics, a massively corrupt military-industrial complex, and yet still very "normcore" visuals if there aren't

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It's Melting: Science on Ice

Glaciologist Elizabeth Case of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute takes us out near Juneau, Alaska, to study and live on the shifting ice. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Read a Harvard geneticist's plan for redesigning humans

Harvard geneticist George Church makes a list of genes that could be modified to enhance human abilities. The list tracks both positive and negative effects. Redesigning humans can lead to posthumans or transhumans. None Would you improve humanity if you could? Many of us have opinions about how we can boost up society and government. But what about just re-engineering the people themselves, to m

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Vildt forslag: Snekanoner på Antarktis skal bremse oversvømmelser

Forskere vil omdanne havvand til sne for at redde storbyer fra stigende vandstande.

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Once Nearly Dead As The Dodo, California Condor Comeback Reaches 1,000 Chicks

In the 1980s, there were fewer than two dozen California Condors left. Today, more than 500 exist in the world, thanks to the efforts of conservationists. (Image credit: National Park Service/AP)

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Never waste bread again

Look at this beauty. How could you not eat it? (Jørgen Håland via Unsplash/) So you invited some friends over for a barbecue, and now you have a whole bag of hamburger buns just sitting on your counter, going bad with each passing minute. Or you just couldn’t resist buying that great-smelling loaf of walnut sourdough bread at the farmer’s market, even though you totally knew there was no way you’

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Read a Harvard geneticist's wishlist for redesigning humans

Harvard geneticist George Church makes a list of genes that could be modified to enhance human abilities. The list tracks both positive and negative effects. Redesigning humans can lead to posthumans or transhumans. None Would you improve humanity if you could? Many of us have opinions about how we can boost up society and government. But what about just re-engineering the people themselves, to m

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Former NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for hoarding classified data

Readers of this site are more likely than most to appreciate just how much data 50 terabytes is. That's the amount of data investigators discovered had been pilfered by Harold Martin, a former …

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RTX 2080 Super matches the Titan V in leaked benchmark

As seemingly happens before every GPU release, the RTX 2080 Super has appeared in the Final Fantasy XV public benchmark database with a score of 8663, roughly the same as the Titan V. It’s also …

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An Electric "Humm" To Make You Smarter?

This week I came across a brain stimulation device called Humm that promises to improve your cognitive function and memory if you stick it to your forehead. The Humm device. Image adapted from https://thinkhumm.com/preorder There are several broadly similar devices on the market, which make use of the principle of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) – passing a current through the

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Let’s sort the Earth out first before reaching for other planets | Letters

Readers respond to the 50th anniversary of the moon landings and the future of space exploration My husband and I felt a little discombobulated when we read “ The moon was once a frontier. But new worlds now beckon ” (Journal, 20 July). On the TV and in the press we are invited to get excited all over again about men landing on the moon 50 years ago. We are told that several incredibly rich men ar

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The 8 best deals you can get this weekend

Snag a great deal at your favorite retailers like Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and Amazon.

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We Went to the Moon. Why Can’t We Solve Climate Change?

The original moon shoot inspired billions. Calling climate action a moon shot isn’t a perfect parallel — but maybe we should try it anyway.

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Learn the Ins and Outs of AI With This Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master Class Bundle

Right now technology is evolving so fast, it’s starting to get difficult to imagine what the future might look like. The only thing we know for sure is that pretty much everything will be powered by AI . So if you want to be a part of that future you’d better get up to speed on AI right now. And luckily, that’s actually easier than it sounds thanks to The Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master C

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What Does a Medical Nihilist Do When He Gets Sick?

Philosopher Jacob Stegenga, author of a scathing critique of medicine, discusses vaccines and his own health — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How ‘The Lion King’ Gets Real-Life Lion Family Dynamics Wrong

Disney’s 2019 remake is no nature documentary. It should probably be “The Lion Queen” because males don’t rule the pride; females do.

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Why a Thriving Civilization in Malta Collapsed 4,000 Years Ago – Facts So Romantic

The Ġgantija temples of Malta are among the earliest free-standing buildings known. Photograph by Bs0u10e01 / Wikicommons The mysteries of an ancient civilization that survived for more than a millennium on the island of Malta—and then collapsed within two generations—have been unravelled by archaeologists who analyzed pollen buried deep within the earth and ancient DNA from skulls and bones. It’

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E-scooters now seem less likely to run people off sidewalks

What a difference a year can make. It's mid-morning in downtown Los Angeles, and there are e-scooters on every major street.

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Senior doctors call for crackdown on home genetic testing kits

False results have told women they have mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly told they are carrying dangerous mutations linked to cancer or other devastating conditions. Women have been incorrectly informed by companies that they have faulty BRCA genes, which convey

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Machine Learning vs. Climate Change: AI for the Greener Good

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Want to break up ‘Big Tech’? Don't fall prey to these misconceptions

Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.

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Hong Kong’s New Reality

HONG KONG—During a recent meeting in her party’s headquarters, the Hong Kong cabinet member Regina Ip admitted that weeks of demonstrations here have put the government on the back foot. “I never expected mass protests to continue for such a long time,” the pro-Beijing stalwart and legislator told me. “Sophisticated” protesters, she added, had “outmaneuvered the government” and were now seizing o

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'Stronger than ever': India set for fresh Moon launch attempt

India will make a second attempt Monday to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon after an apparent fuel leak forced last week's launch to be aborted.

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Heat, humidity keeps hold on Eastern US as weekend slogs on

A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that threaten flash floods.

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China importers seek to lift tariffs on US farm goods: state media

Chinese importers are applying to their government to lift tariffs on some US agricultural imports, state media reported on Sunday, three weeks after the two sides reached a truce in their trade war.

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Heatwaves are more dangerous in cities

Pavement and plants can counter the urban heat-island effect

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China ready to bring back some more Moon rocks

And there are plans to leave behind a permanent robotic research station. Richard A Lovett reports.

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Understanding the Moho may help predict volcanic eruptions

Study reveals that magma can be stored for centuries.

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An electronic chip that makes ‘memories’

Optogenetics can help mimic the brain. Sumeet Walia and Taimur Ahmed from Australia’s RMIT University report on their work.

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Finding the genes needed to save Australian mammals

Amy Middleton reports on a genome mapping project designed to protect endangered species.

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Machine Learning vs. Climate Change: AI for the Greener Good

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Despite increasing global consensus about the urgency of reducing emissions since the 1980s, they continue to rise relentlessly. We look to technology to deliver us from climate change, preferably without sacrificing economic growth. Our optimistic— some would say techno-utopian —visions of the future involve vast arrays of solar pane

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Science history: taking chocolate to the masses

British Quakers and a Dutch chemist made a lot of people happy. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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Earth, Moon and stars, all lined up

You can’t beat the ISS for great night-time viewing.

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Here’s how to curb your impatience once and for all, and finally feel less stressed

You're waiting for the elevator at the office, sitting in a meeting that's late to start, or checking your phone with the hope that a co-worker finally responds to your email . You know it's not productive to let your impatience consume you, but you can't help but tap your foot and fidget as time passes you by. Far too often, we let impatience get the best of us at work. There are lots of situati

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How expectation influences perception

For decades, research has shown that our perception of the world is influenced by our expectations. These expectations, also called "prior beliefs," help us make sense of what we are perceiving in the present, based on similar past experiences. Consider, for instance, how a shadow on a patient's X-ray image, easily missed by a less experienced intern, jumps out at a seasoned physician. The physic

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What Big Little Lies Got Wrong About Bonnie

Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET on July 22, 2019. This article contains spoilers through Season 2, Episode 6 of Big Little Lies . “You are out here surrounded by people who don’t get you. They don’t look like you. I haven’t even seen one other black person since I’ve been out here.” This statement from the character Elizabeth Howard (Crystal Fox) to her daughter Bonnie Carlson, on Episode 2 of Big Littl

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The Students of Sex and Culture

In 1968, when I was 13, I read Coming of Age in Samoa , by Margaret Mead. Her landmark 1928 study of adolescence had just been reissued as a 95-cent paperback for the counterculture generation. The book offered a vision of how to be a teenage girl. I could be the seductive young woman on the cover in a red sarong with a blossom in her hair—free, fearless, and lighthearted, especially about sex. I

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The Magic in Your Eyes

What spectators’ gaze reveals about the conjuring arts — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Meditation on Moon Shots, a Mid-Engine Corvette, and More Car News This Week

We debate the use of the term “moon shot,” digitally drive the first mid-engine ’Vette, and check in how on Formula E is fueling an all-electric future.

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The Magic in Your Eyes

What spectators’ gaze reveals about the conjuring arts — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What Happens in Intergalactic Space?

It's not just a void of empty space.

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Android Q Will Offer Up More Detailed Battery Information On Your Headphones

With more smartphone makers ditching the headphone jack, it means that more users are starting to transition to wireless headphones. While going wireless is no doubt welcome, the downside is …

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The iPhone 11 rumors are starting to take shape – CNET

A real-life look at what Apple's 2019 iPhone could look like based on the rumors and a detailed look at that camera bump.

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An Alien-Hunting Russian Tech Mogul May Help Solve a Space Mystery

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has invested a fortune to help SETI find the source of cosmic flashes that emit the energy of 500 million suns.

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Are Super Automatic Espresso Machines Worth Buying?

These premium coffee machines promise a hot, perfect cup of espresso, automatically. We tried some out to see if they’re worth $1,000—or more.

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The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding

Can a complicated, nerdy card game turn into a cross-media story? Maybe it already is one.

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Time to make essential cancer drugs affordable

Governments can do more to pressure makers to bring down prices

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Expert: Första europé på månen “om kanske 10 år”

50 år har gått sedan de första människorna gick på månen och 47 år sedan människor senast var där. När blir det nästa gång, om det blir, och hur ska det gå till? Den här gången tänker européerna vara med också, även om de knappast blir först tillbaka på månen.

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How Can Congress Authorize War When It Can’t Decide What War Is?

In the past few years alone, the U.S. has launched military strikes in Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Iraq—all in the name of fighting al-Qaeda and its later offshoot, the Islamic State. For the most part, Congress has accepted this. But as Trump-administration officials talk ever tougher about Iran, many Capitol Hill Democrats, and some Republicans, fear that the confrontation could spin out of cont

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Who Actually Feels Satisfied About Money?

These days, not even the rich feel rich. According to a recent survey by the financial-advisory firm Ameriprise Financial, only 13 percent of American millionaires classify themselves as wealthy. Even some of those surveyed who had more than $5 million across their bank accounts, investments, and retirement accounts said they didn’t feel rich. If multimillionaires don’t feel wealthy, who does? I

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The Border Patrol–to–Emergency Room Pipeline

While cradling her baby, who had just finished breastfeeding, Sara reached her other hand out to her older son. With her right thumb and forefinger, she gently pressed on the bridge of her 2-year-old son’s nose to hold his oxygen mask in place. A foggy mist of breathing medication enveloped his nose and swirled in front of his mouth. The 2-year-old, who has asthma, would soon be diagnosed with pn

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'Snowpiercer' Trains an Eye on TV—and Its Genre DNA Runs Deep

Under the watch of the creator of 'Orphan Black,' the post-apocalyptic thrill-ride folds in elements of 'Westworld,' 'The Leftovers,' and more.

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Adware Is the Malware You Should Actually Be Worried About

For all the attention on sophisticated nation-state attacks, the malware that’s most likely to hit your phone is much more mundane.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvordan ser det ud, når man hopper på Månen?

Måneuge på ing.dk: En læser vil gerne vide noget om tyngdeaccelerationen på Månen. Det hjælper fysiker fra Aarhus Universitet med.

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Why Online Dating Can Feel Like Such an Existential Nightmare

My maternal grandparents met through mutual friends at a summer pool party in the suburbs of Detroit shortly after World War II. Thirty years later, their oldest daughter met my dad in Washington, D.C., at the suggestion of a mutual friend from Texas. Forty years after that, when I met my girlfriend in the summer of 2015, one sophisticated algorithm and two rightward swipes did all the work. My f

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They Tried to Start a Church Without God. For a While, It Worked.

When Justina Walford moved to New York City nine years ago, she’d never felt more alone. She’d left behind her Church, her God, and her old city, Los Angeles. Then a secular congregation called Sunday Assembly filled the spiritual void—at least for a time. Walford had just turned 40. As a child, she had been deeply religious. Her parents had no interest in religion, and didn’t understand why she

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Science Can Now Turn Plastic Bags Into Fuel!

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What are some interesting nanotechnology based Neurotechnologies and Neuroprosthetocs that would enable us to augment and change the brain ?

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Elizabeth Warren Has Momentum. Can She Build a Movement?

Elizabeth Warren was walking around Milwaukee a week and a half ago, listening to a community activist and a 22-year-old whose parents are undocumented immigrants. They told her the history of bilingual education in the neighborhood around Walker Square Park, and how the blocks have changed over the years. “Talk to me about housing,” Warren said. “Where are the teachers drawn from?” The group wal

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Jens skyder med laser på Mars: Jeg tror på, vi finder spor efter liv

Jens Frydenvang håber på at kunne være med til at besvare et af de største spørgsmål: Er vi alene i universet?

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Redaktionens favoritter: Lavfrekvent støj plager stadig flere danskere

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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The five: new uses for bacteria

Eating plastic waste, cleaning up oil spills and detecting tumours… how these micro-organisms can help change the world Scientists have discovered a way of using bacteria to produce graphene – a nanomaterial composed of a single layer of carbon atoms with extraordinary properties. Graphene is strong, flexible and conductive with the potential to revolutionise electronics, but using it has remained

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A Thin Layer of Aerogel Could Make Martian Farming Possible

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Bank of England notes its 325 years with trip back in time

Some of the earliest surviving banknotes and a Cold War nuclear radiation calculator are among 325 historic objects unearthed by the Bank of England to celebrate its 325th anniversary.

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Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station (Update)

A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory.

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French wine production hit by heatwave

Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 percent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.

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In sluggish Russian economy, halal sees growth

The manager of a sausage factory near Moscow, Arslan Gizatullin says his halal business has been feeling the pinch—not so much from Russia's sluggish economy but competitors vying for a piece of a growing Islamic market.

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US braces for second day of scorching weekend temperatures

Americans braced for a second—and equally scorching—day of dangerously hot weather Sunday, with daytime temperatures forecast to approach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) across a number of major US cities.

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Nasa vil igen sende mennesker til Månen – men hvorfor først nu?

Det er næsten fem årtier siden, at mennesket gik på Månen sidst.

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The Observer view: fifty years on, the real meaning of the lunar landing is becoming clear | Observer editorial

Within a few years, a manned space station will orbit the moon and later a colony could be built on its surface When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first careful steps on the moon’s surface 50 years ago this weekend, they transformed humanity’s place in the cosmos. We stopped being distant bystanders who were contemplating the glories of the universe from afar and became participants in

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Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Isn't Cinematic

A good portion of the upcoming Marvel Studio's slate will be streaming on Disney+.

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Graphene is less wonderful as an investment material

It is taking decades to turn these one atom-thick sheets of carbon to good commercial use

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See every Comic-Con 2019 DC Comics TV show trailer: Arrow, The Flash and more – CNET

Find out what's in store for Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Black Lightning and more in our roundup of the new trailers for DC Comics superhero shows airing this fall on The CW.

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A Finnish company is making food out of thin air

"A company from Finland, Solar Foods , is planning to bring to market a new protein powder, Solein, made out of CO₂, water and electricity. It's a high-protein, flour-like ingredient that contains 50 percent protein content, 5–10 percent fat, and 20–25 percent carbs. It reportedly looks and tastes like wheat flour, and could become an ingredient in a wide variety of food products after its initia

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Teen kayaker clocks up 100 miles in Norfolk Broads clean-up

Will Darling has paddled more than 100 miles in his search for rubbish.

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Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness revealed at Comic-Con 2019 – CNET

Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by Elizabeth Olsen in the sequel.

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Pixel 4 leaks show no notch but large forehead, new sensors

Google last month confirmed that the rear of the Pixel 4 would feature a multi-camera setup— two lenses, a ToF sensor, and an LED flash—which sits in a square enclosure, much like this year’s …

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'Star Trek: Picard' Shows Where the Franchise Is Boldly Going

It’s also a look at CBS All Access' future.

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‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Picard,’ and More Awesome Trailers Hit Comic-Con

Comic-Con's biggest day brought the most massive trailers of the convention.

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Scientists develop an 'EpiPen' for brain and spinal cord injuries

Brain and spinal cord injuries are notoriously difficult to treat, with many existing methods of treatment provoking undesirable side effects. Now, new research demonstrated a novel technique using nanoparticles to "program" the body's immune cells such that they don't cause any unintended damage and promote healing. Since they don't involve any pharmaceuticals, the use of nanoparticles circumven

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Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?

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Why Two Moonships Were Better Than One

Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon.

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Soil to sand: Spain’s growing threat of desertification

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U.S. Can Hit 50% Renewable Energy by 2030 –

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African Elephants Extinct in 11 Years

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‘Off-the-charts’ heat to affect millions in U.S. in coming decades

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Comic-Con's Batman VR Experience Soars—While Others Fall Flat

A couple of experiences shone in San Diego, but most of them proved that AR and VR need care—and money—to excel.

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Why Two Moonships Were Better Than One

Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Taking the sting out: Australian gene editing is crossing the pain threshold

A Sydney team has developed a box jellyfish antidote so simple it can go on as a spray. But it’s only the first step The idea came to Dr Greg Neely after the fruit flies. In May, the Sydney-based scientist and his team of 22 announced they had potentially cured the sting of the box jellyfish , the most venomous creature in the world, whose toxins cause excruciating pain as a best-case scenario, a

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If Dolphins Are Swimming Nearby, Does That Mean Sharks Aren't?

Contrary to the common surfing myth, if you see sharks, there are probably dolphins nearby, experts say.

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Should AIs and Robots have legal personhood?

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Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin greeted by cheers on moon landing's 50th anniversary

Aldrin accompanies Mike Pence to launch site in Florida Vice-president repeats Trump push for Mars mission As Donald Trump reiterated his determination that Americans should walk on Mars, Mike Pence marked the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site in Florida on Saturday. Related: Trump revives the idea of a ‘white man’s country’, America’s original sin | Nell Pai

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Apollo's Legacy is Keeping Us Grounded

Buzz Aldrin's famous footprint. NASA. Apollo was amazing. Footage moonwalking astronauts and breathtaking images of the Earth from space remain a source of inspiration, and on a personal level have been the driver behind my entire academic and professional career. Apollo's legacy, on the other hand, has crippled our progress in space. In short, I think Apollo sort of ruined spaceflight. In the Ver

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Parallels and Perpendiculars in the Lives of Two Extraordinary Siblings

In her new book The Weil Conjectures, Karen Olsson ruminates on the trajectories of André and Simone Weil — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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HBO's Watchmen TV series: Comic-Con trailer, release date, cast and plot – CNET

The new Comic-Con trailer brings the vigilantes one step closer to our doorsteps.

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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 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 reducing a patient'

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Minut for minut: DR2 landede på Månen

DR2 fulgte Apollo 11 og den første månelanding LIVE – 50 år forskudt

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How to tell if your computer has been tampered with

Everybody knows you can't mess with someone else's laptop without a ski mask. (Deposit Photos/) Whether you're in an open office where colleagues regularly wander past, or live somewhere—like a college dorm—where you may feel comfortable leaving your laptop unattended in the presence of relative strangers, it can be all too easy for someone else to sneak a look at your computer. If you want to ke

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8 Moons

An atom bomb—does it reduce everything to atoms—to a mist the size of the moon? And the hydrogen bomb—is there water in it? When you drop it, does the mushroom above it look like a splash, as if you’d dropped the moon onto the ocean? If you dropped the moon onto the Pacific, would the moon’s circumference fit? Some say the equators of 8 moons dropped onto the surface of the Pacific would fit on i

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The Best Banter From Apollo 11

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series reflecting on the Apollo 11 mission, 50 years later. Apollo 11 was all about the destination, but there was more to the mission than the landing itself. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins took an eight-day-long journey punctuated by a series of complicated procedures to reach the moon and make it back in one piece. And in between these

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Neuralink – The merging of Brain and Machine

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London: More Than 50,000 EV Charging Points By 2025

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11 new trailers you should watch this week

Photo: 20th Century Fox Comic-Con is here, and that means a surge of new trailers for big, buzzy films. This year, some of the larger studios are sitting out or maintaining a lower …

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #29

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 14 through Sat, July 20, 2019 Editor's Pick A Climate Action for Every Type of Activist No matter your age, gender, race, or political ideology, there are ways to fight climate change that fit your life and values. YES! Illustrations by Delphine Lee Most of us have heard ab

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Apollo 11 Anniversary: How to Celebrate This Weekend

Around New York, all roads lead to the moon: Here’s a roundup of events honoring the small steps and giant leaps that made the mission possible.

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Moon landing astronauts reveal they possibly infected Earth with space germs

Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins revealed that there were deficiencies in NASA's safety procedures following the Apollo 11 mission. Moon landing astronauts were quarantined for 21 days. Earth could be contaminated with lunar bacteria. None The moon landing was definitely one of humanity's most amazing achievements. It could have also been one of its most dangerous moments. Apollo 11 astronauts who

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My new novel allowed me to grieve years after losing my baby boy

In 2006 the writer Clare Mackintosh gave birth to twin boys 12 weeks prematurely. At first everything went well, but then one twin picked up a dangerous infection, and mother and father were faced with a terrible decision Authors are told to write what they know, but my own story was, for many years, too hard to even contemplate. I was too scared to explore the emotions I kept locked away. I wrot

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Inside the Episode: Hollywood's Deadliest Weapon | Savage Builds

Adam Savage was in his element creating the ZF-1, a device from The Fifth Element which combines six different weapons. But his conversation with Gary Oldman, who played Zorg in the film, was one of his favorite moments. Stream the Full Episode on Discovery GO: http://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/savage-builds/full-episodes/inside-the-episode-hollywoods-deadliest-weapon Subscribe to Discovery: http:

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The World without the Moon

What if our natural satellite didn’t exist? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Neil Armstrong Trained to Land the Lunar Module

To prepare him for landing the lunar module, Neil Armstrong practiced on a training vehicle right here on Earth

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Lyme disease: is a solution on the way?

The tick-borne illness, which is on the rise, can have chronic side-effects. So why hasn’t more effort been put into a cure? As a former martial arts world champion, who trained daily and enjoyed camping and hiking at weekends, Stephen Bullough had always prided himself on leading a healthy life. Like most people, he thought very little when he was bitten by a tick on a camping holiday close to ho

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What you might have missed

An insight into anorexia, exiled moons and the speediest quantum operation yet – here are some highlights from a week in science.

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