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Resten af året er der overtræk på klodens ressourcer

Mandag, tre dag tidligere end sidste år, har menneskeheden brugt alle de ressourcer, kloden laver på et år.

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Rekordstore mængder importeret palmeolie ender i sort biodiesel

Mere og mere af den palmeolie, som EU importerer, bliver lavet til biodiesel fremfor at indgå i mad- og kosmetikprodukter. Det øger risikoen for skovrydning og øgede CO2-udledninger. Dybt bekymrende, siger professor.

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Divers Find Temples and Treasures in Sunken Ancient Egyptian City

The underwater city was named after the legendary Hercules, who ancient people believed actually visited the city.

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Melbourne’s tram network is now entirely powered by solar power

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For Trump and Barr, Executions Are a Statement

Late last week, Attorney General William Barr announced that the federal government, after a hiatus of more than a decade and a half, will start executing prisoners again in December. In the 16 years since the last federal execution, those sitting on the federal death row, even those who had exhausted their appeals, remained imprisoned in the unit for the condemned. Still, under both George W. Bu

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CRISPR Gene Editing Will Be Used Inside Humans For the First Time in Treatment for Blindness

The first study to test the gene-editing technology CRISPR inside the human body is about to get underway in the United States, according to news reports.

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Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All — Unless it Doesn’t

There is no shortage of optimism about AI in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding AI has yet to be realized in real clinical settings. There are also different visions for how AI services could make the biggest impact. And it’s still unclear who AI will help most.

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The 11-step guide to running effective meetings

Nature, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02295-z The quality and outcomes of meetings can improve drastically with a few simple steps.

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The scientist-spy who spilt secrets of the bomb

Nature, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02303-2 Frank Close’s chronicle of atomic physicist Klaus Fuchs and his betrayal is a gem, finds Ann Finkbeiner.

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How a City Talks About Itself: Sioux Falls

In June of 2013, my husband, Jim , and I first landed our small, single-engine Cirrus propeller airplane at the main airport, Joe Foss Field , in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was the first stop on our American Futures project, and we were excited and a little nervous wondering what we might find—if anything—to explore and write about there. We needn’t have worried . We learned about the waves of

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Political Fundraising Has a Big, Nasty Secret

It’s nice work if you can get it—“it,” in this case, being other folks’ hard-earned cash. The world of political fundraising has a big problem. Consider an excellent investigation by ProPublica and Politico published Friday about a political-action committee called the Conservative Majority Fund, which, the authors write: has raised nearly $10 million since mid-2012 and continues to solicit funds

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YouTubers are unionizing, and the site has 24 days to respond

A group of YouTubers is teaming up with Europe's largest trade union to lobby for greater transparency. Until recently, the YouTubers Union was a community group with little power …

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How your immortal consciousness will travel the universe

In about 100 years, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku believes we'll explore the universe as pure consciousness traveling at the speed of light, looking at asteroids, comets, meteors, and eventually the stars. "All of this within the laws of physics," he says. Through recent brain imaging, we know know that the prefrontal cortex of teenagers is fully formed. This induces them to take risks. Also,

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Kyoto University suspends first author of retracted Kumamoto quake paper

The first author of a now-retracted paper in Science about the effects of the deadly 2016 Kumamoto earthquake in Japan has been suspended from his university position for one year. Aiming Lin, of the Department of Geophysics at Kyoto University, was sanctioned by the institution for misconduct stemming from his misuse of data and plagiarism … Continue reading

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Positive attitudes about aging may pay off in better health

Research into the mind-body connection shows that attitude is everything when it comes to healthy aging.

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Every transistor has a unique quantum fingerprint—but can it be used as a form of ID?

We might imagine that electric current flows as a smooth, even stream of electrons through our electronics devices, but at the quantum scale the flow of electric current might be more accurately pictured as a bubbling brook containing many tiny ripples. These ripples can be caused by single-electron effects, which arise due to the repulsion among electrons confined in very small spaces, such as tr

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Scientists film molecular rotation

Scientists have used precisely tuned pulses of laser light to film the ultrafast rotation of a molecule. The resulting 'molecular movie' tracks one and a half revolutions of carbonyl sulphide (OCS) — a rod-shaped molecule consisting of one oxygen, one carbon and one sulphur atom — taking place within 125 trillionths of a second, at a high temporal and spatial resolution. The team is presenting t

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It pays to explore in times of uncertainty

Thousands of fishing vessel records indicate that exploration pays off in the face of uncertainty, according to a UC Davis study.

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Discovery could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s, other brain diseases

A small protein previously associated with cellular dysfunction and death in fact serves a critical function in repairing breaks in DNA, according to new research. The study is the first to demonstrate the role that alpha-synuclein plays in forestalling the demise of neurons in brain diseases such as Parkinson's. The findings suggest that it may be possible to design new therapies to replace alpha

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Sickle Cell Patient Reveals Why She Is Volunteering For Landmark Gene-Editing Study

Victoria Gray, 34, of Forest, Miss., hopes the gene-editing technique CRISPR will relieve her lifelong suffering caused by the genetic blood disorder that affects millions of people around the world. (Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)

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Effect of Charge accumulation on Magnetic Rayleigh-Taylor Instability

Scientific Reports, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47550-5

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Automated detection and classification of early AMD biomarkers using deep learning

Scientific Reports, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47390-3

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Atlantic origin of asynchronous European interdecadal hydroclimate variability

Scientific Reports, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47428-6

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Investigation of Strain Effects on Photoelectrochemical Performance of Flexible ZnO Electrodes

Scientific Reports, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47546-1

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The Creepy Anglerfish Comes to Light. (Just Don’t Get Too Close.)

Increasingly, these ghoulish and improbable denizens of the abyss are being captured on video, revealing an array of surprising behaviors.

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The Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

Also called the Aquariids, the shower can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

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Molecular movie of ultrafast coherent rotational dynamics of OCS

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11122-y Molecular movies provide crucial information of fundamental processes like energy and charge transfer, bond breaking etc. Here the authors show the time evolution of the rotational wave packet called the molecular movie of OCS molecules by Coulomb explosion imaging.

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Polarity signaling ensures epidermal homeostasis by coupling cellular mechanics and genomic integrity

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11325-3 Many developing tissues require Par-driven polarization, but its role in mammalian tissue maintenance is unclear. Here, the authors show that in mouse epidermis, Par3 governs tissue homeostasis not via orientation of cell division but by coupling cell mechanics with mitotic accuracy and genome integrity.

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A biocatalytic hydroxylation-enabled unified approach to C19-hydroxylated steroids

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11344-0 C19 hydroxylation is a unique feature of some bioactive steroids. Here, the authors developed a direct C19 hydroxylation approach to scalably access 19-OH-cortexolone in the host T. cucumeris and then converted the product into various pharmaceutically useful products via chemical synthesis.

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Long-term and persistent vocal plasticity in adult bats

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11350-2 Bats are long-lived animals that can produce a complex vocabulary of social communication calls. Here, the authors show that even in adulthood, bats retain the ability to adaptively introduce long-term modifications to their vocalizations, showing persistent vocal plasticity.

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Mitofusins regulate lipid metabolism to mediate the development of lung fibrosis

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11327-1 Mitochondria of alveolar type 2 epithelial cells (AEC2) in the lung have been suggested to play a role in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Here the authors show that loss of mitofusin1 and mitofusin2 in murine AEC2 cells leads to the development of lung fibrosis through the regulation of s

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Photothermal conversion triggered thermal asymmetric catalysis within metal nanoparticles loaded homochiral covalent organic framework

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11355-x Achieving both high stereoselectivity and yield is a challenge for conventional asymmetric catalysis. Here, the authors report two metal nanoparticle-loaded and porphyrin-containing homochiral covalent organic framework-based composite catalysts that exhibit high stereoselectivity and yield in the thermally-driv

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Highly active nanostructured CoS2/CoS heterojunction electrocatalysts for aqueous polysulfide/iodide redox flow batteries

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11176-y Polysulfide/iodide redox flow batteries are promising due to low cost and high-solubility components, but are limited by energy efficiency and power density. Here the authors fabricate heterojunction electrocatalysts to achieve improved performance in a polysulfide/iodide redox flow battery.

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Activity-controlled annealing of colloidal monolayers

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11362-y Active particles added to a material control its internal activity. Here the authors investigate such a system and control the annealing of a colloidal crystal, the dynamics of which depend on the persistence of the motion of active particles.

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Apples underleverandører lytter til brugeres private samtaler via Siri-optagelser

Ifølge Apple er det mindre end 1 procent af daglige Siri-optagelser, der bliver sendt til kvalitetskontrol.

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Techtopia #116: Hør Nasas plan for at overleve på Mars

Podcast: Her får du anden del af Techtopias sommerserie i anledning af 50-året for den første månelandning.

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Just Eat and Takeaway.com team up to fight Uber and Amazon in Europe

Just Eat and Takeaway.com want to join forces to fight Uber Eats and Amazon in Europe's crowded food delivery market.

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High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism

Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The findings are published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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The Reciprocal Transit

Look who might be watching — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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For-profit stem cell clinics, universities, and “pay-to-play” clinical trials for autism

Stem cell therapies show great promise, but as yet the vast majority of that promise has not been validated in rigorous clinical trials. Unfortunately, for-profit stem cell clinics are running clinical trials that require patients to pay to be part of it. These trials are not rigorous. Even more unfortunately, it appears that some universities are also running "pay-to-play" clinical trials that be

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Redaktionens favoritter: Gladsaxes algoritme overtræder persondata-lov

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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Is AI the next big climate-change threat? We haven’t a clue

Dire warnings are being issued about AI’s energy needs, but new chip technologies and even AI itself could help keep demands for more electrical power in check.

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Deep learning is about to get easier — and more widespread

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In addition to urban air mobility, why not rural air mobility?

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Can you solve it? The enduring appeal of Venn diagrams

Where pictures and puzzles intersect John Venn – the British logician who around 1880 devised the ‘Venn diagram’ – celebrates his 185th birthday this week. Continue reading…

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Selskab bag flyvende taxa: »I storbyen vil ingen lægge mærke til lyden af en græsslåmaskine i 200 meters højde«

PLUS. Til oktober begynder det tyske selskab Volocopter efter planen de første testflyvninger med sin persondrone, også kendt som en ‘eVTOL’, i Singapore. Selskabet håber at være først på markedet for flyvende taxaer.

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Grab commits $2 billion to Indonesia with SoftBank's backing

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab on Monday said it will invest $2 billion into Indonesia over five years using capital from Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, marking its biggest commitment …

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Earth's 2019 resources 'budget' spent by July 29: report

Mankind will have used up its allowance of natural resources such as water, soil and clean air for all of 2019 by Monday, a report said.

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28 days later, French deep-sea divers back from the depths

After 28 days below the sea at a crushing depth of 120 metres, a team of four researchers emerged into the sunshine at the French Mediterranean port of Marseille on Sunday.

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Msholo the African elephant leaves San Diego for Atlanta

An African elephant that spent a decade at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has moved across the country to a new home at Zoo Atlanta.

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28 days later, French deep-sea divers back from the depths

After 28 days below the sea at a crushing depth of 120 metres, a team of four researchers emerged into the sunshine at the French Mediterranean port of Marseille on Sunday.

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Msholo the African elephant leaves San Diego for Atlanta

An African elephant that spent a decade at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has moved across the country to a new home at Zoo Atlanta.

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The Discord of the U.S. Stance Against China

As the many Democratic presidential candidates assemble for another round of debates, hopefully we’ll hear a lot more about one topic looming especially large over the United States’ future: China. Washington’s widening confrontation with Beijing has so far received scant attention from the 2020 contenders. That’s not surprising—foreign policy rarely steals the spotlight from bread-and-butter dom

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Multiresistent svampe-infektion spreder sig: Kan skyldes klimaforandringer

På ti år har den potentielt dødelige svamp bredt sig til alle kontinenter undtagen Antarktis.

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KIST develops technology for creating flexible sensors on topographic surfaces

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, president: Byung-gwon Lee) announced that Dr. Hyunjung Yi of the Post-Silicon Semiconductor Institute and her research team developed a transfer-printing technology that uses hydrogel and nano ink to easily create high-performance sensors on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures.

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Most deaths related to noncardiac surgery occur after surgery and after discharge from hospital

It's not the operating room that is risky for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery; it's the recovery period. According to a large international study, only 0.7% of deaths in these patients occurred in the operating room, whereas 29% of deaths occurred after discharge from hospital. The study, which included patients at 28 centers in 14 countries, was published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Associat

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Nearly three-quarters of traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products

A vast report, looking at the products and activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries for youngsters aged up to 19, in 66 US hospitals' emergency departments, has revealed that floors, beds and American football are posing some of the greatest risks.

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Sony startup unveils tiny AC unit that fits inside your shirt

The Reon Pocket is a Bluetooth device that fits inside your shirt. A Sony-affiliated startup recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to develop the device. Currently marketed toward businessmen who wear suits, the designers hope to offer the Reon Pocket to more types of customers in the future. None Looking to take the comfort of your air conditioning with you when stepping out into the summer

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The mental health costs of building a business

Some founders are unwilling to admit to problems because they fear appearing weak

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Android Has (Unofficially) Made Its Way Onto the Nintendo Switch

Thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s hardware, it is actually sort of based on NVIDIA’s Tegra SHIELD tablets, which means that it can technically run on Android. This is why it wasn’t …

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Gaze in Wonder at The Incredible Footage of Hayabusa2 Touching Down on an Asteroid

In case you need a little inspiration: human ingenuity did this.

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Jeff Bezos and the United States of Amazon – podcast

In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, the company that has since made him the richest man in the world. Julia Carrie Wong charts the company’s success and controversies. Plus: Jim Waterson on why young people aren’t watching the news anymore Amazon started out as a platform that sold books, but it quickly expanded to become the world’s largest e-commerce marketplace, as well as moving into cloud co

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Many animals can’t adapt fast enough to climate change

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France wants to arm satellites with guns and lasers by 2030

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Nuclear Fusion Could Be A Reality By 2025

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Solar roadway experiment in Normandy, France, has failed

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The top 10 best air mattresses for 2019 – CNET

We inflated and slept on 10 of the most popular air mattress models, from Intex, Coleman, King Koil and more. Here’s what we learned.

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Shape shifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life

Inspired by the processes of cellular differentiation observed in developmental biology, researchers have demonstrated a new spontaneous approach to building communities of cell-like entities (protocells) using chemical gradients.

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Under development medical camera could help cut time and cost of procedures

Researchers have completed a successful clinical trial to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time in a patient. It is hoped the method will enable doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in shorter times while reducing the amount of radiation patients would be exposed to.

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Under development medical camera could help cut time and cost of procedures

Researchers have completed a successful clinical trial to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time in a patient. It is hoped the method will enable doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in shorter times while reducing the amount of radiation patients would be exposed to.

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How and why resistance training is imperative for older adults

A new position statement issued by a global expert panel, and supported by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, highlights the importance of resistance training for older adults to empower healthy aging.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #30

Story of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Reviews… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… Global Footprint Network promotes real-world solutions that #MoveTheDate, accelerating the transition to one-planet prosperity On July 29, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Netw

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Nasa’s Valkyrie robot could help build Mars base

The semi-autonomous robot is able to use human tools and guide itself across difficult terrain.

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'Deepfakes' Trigger a Race to Fight Manipulated Photos and Videos

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World's smallest fossil monkey found in Amazon jungle

Some 18 million years ago, a tiny monkey weighing little more than a baseball lived in the Amazon rainforest, the smallest fossil monkey known worldwide. The finding is based on a single tooth, twice the size of a pinhead, which scientists recently uncovered in a river bank in southeastern Peru. The specimen helps bridge a 15-million-year gap in the fossil record for New World monkeys.

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What Elijah Cummings Once Told Trump in Private

After President Donald Trump took office, I spent some time talking to people who had met with him privately in the White House, trying to get a sense of what he’s like when the cameras are off. At the time, I was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal . One of my most surprising interviews was with Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland. The duo didn’t seem like they’d hit it off when they me

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Dan Coats Spoke Truth to Trump. Now He’s Out.

Dan Coats attracted President Donald Trump’s ire on more than one occasion as the director of national intelligence, describing assessments on issues from Russia to North Korea that contradicted Trump’s own. On Sunday night, his time in office came to an end: Trump said, via Twitter, that Coats was stepping down, to be replaced by Republican Representative John Ratcliffe. Coats lasted two years i

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Elephants are now being hunted for their skin, being turned into 'ruby'-like jewelry

At the start of 2018, China banned all ivory products within its borders. As one of the largest markets for ivory, this represented a significant win for conservationists. However, just as the ivory trade declined, a new demand for elephant skin emerged. The skin is used in medicine and to make jewelry. What options are there for combating this dangerous new trend? None For hundreds of years, the

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Neom, megacity with its own moon, dinosaurs, and robots, reaches next phase

The futuristic megacity Neom is being built in Saudi Arabia. The city will be fully automated, leading in health, education and quality of life. It will feature an artificial moon, cloud seeding, robotic gladiators and flying taxis. None Humanity has been developing new technologies at a breakneck speed but have they delivered enough clear benefits to how long and well we live? Much of the tech s

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DTU vil fjerne pesticidrester med ozon og bakterier

PLUS. Hverken aktivt kul eller bakterier har indtil videre vist sig effektive overfor den udbredte pesticidrest DMS. Og oxidation kan skabe kræftfremkaldende biprodukter. Men forskere fra DTU Miljø er nu klar til at teste en ny løsning.

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Starwatch: the summer spectacle of the Milky Way

Now is the best time for those of us in the northern hemisphere to see the great star cloud that is our galaxy of 200 billion stars One of the greatest sights you can see in the summer night sky from the northern hemisphere are the star clouds of the Milky Way rising up into the sky from the deep south. They reach up between the constellations Sagittarius , the archer, and Ophiuchus , the serpent

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Harlan Lane, Vigorous Advocate for Deaf Culture, Dies at 82

Dr. Lane saw the deaf as part of a distinct ethnic group with their own vibrant culture, and he opposed the use of cochlear implants for deaf children.

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Deforestation in the Amazon is shooting up, but Brazil's president calls the data 'a lie'

Scientists rush to defend the National Institute for Space Research against political attack

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In science, questions matter a lot. Men are more likely than women to ask them

When Beryl Cummings asked her first-ever question in the auditorium at a genetics conference, she chose a topic she knew a lot about, formulated her question as meticulously as she could, and addressed her query to a female presenter.

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Three of Apple’s 2020 iPhones will reportedly support 5G

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge As networks begin to roll out 5G networks around the world, phone manufacturers are beginning to roll out phones that will be able to …

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Journalists investigating Russia targeted by cyberattacks: ProtonMail

Reporters investigating Russian military intelligence have been targeted by highly sophisticated cyberattacks through their encrypted email accounts, with evidence suggesting Moscow was responsible, …

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Greece: Magnitude 4.2 aftershock strikes close to Athens

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck not far from Athens and seismologists say it was an aftershock from a stronger quake more than a week ago.

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Tensions surge over Serbia's small hydropower plants

Deep in the isolated forests of eastern Serbia a digger gouges a channel through the trees for a pipeline to siphon river water, as the coal-reliant country's efforts to clean up its energy habit triggers a hydro "gold rush".

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Poland needs to save water for (non-)rainy day

With his two fishing rods planted firmly on the bank of the Vistula river, 85-year-old Tadeusz Norberciak peers at rocks exposed on the dry riverbed, a telling sign of Poland's looming water crisis.

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Nordic countries sizzle as European heatwave moves north

Nordic countries are experiencing searing temperatures as Europe's record-breaking heatwave moves north, with Norway on Saturday equalling its 1970 record, and many areas recording "tropical nights".

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Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, authorities said Sunday, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

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AP Explains: How big a threat is an electromagnetic attack?

When much of Venezuela was plunged into darkness after a massive blackout this week, President Nicolás Maduro blamed the power outage on an "electromagnetic attack" carried out by the U.S.

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Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, authorities said Sunday, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

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Tesla will soon bring Netflix and YouTube streaming to its cars, Elon Musk says – Roadshow

Musk also says that streaming while driving could eventually be an option, if and when regulators ever allow full self-driving capability.

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How does your productivity stack up?

You know that person who always seems to be ahead of their deadlines, despite being swamped? Do you look at them with envy and wonder how they do it? "Regardless of location, industry, or occupation, productivity is a challenge faced by every professional," says Robert Pozen , senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. As part of his ongoing research and aided by MIT undergraduate Kev

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Hjernescanninger afslører: Kvinder bliver ligeså ophidsede af porno som mænd

Men seksualitet er langt mere end bare hjerneaktivitet, siger kritisk dansk forsker.

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3 easy ways to get more sun during the workday

We're mid-way through summer, but if you work full-time, you may not be feeling the season's full benefits. Spending 40+ hours a week in a seasonless office under fluorescent lighting and frigid A/C can leave even the most indoorsy of us feeling restless , like we're missing out on all the sunshine until the weekend. Exposure to daylight is a known mood-booster and plays an important role in regu

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Studio 2: Carl Sagan

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Robotic contact lens allows users to zoom in by blinking eyes

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If the Neuralink becomes a success and advances

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We might never achieve general AIs — but it's important that we try

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Därför kan första människan på Mars bli en kvinna

Tolv män har varit på månen. Ingen sedan 1972. Nu ska det bli ändring på det: Senast 2024 ska USA sätta första kvinnan på månen och inom 15 år kan det bära av till Mars.

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When to shoot RAW images on your smartphone

To RAW or not to RAW—that is the question. (Banter Snaps via Unsplash/) Being interested in photography doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars on a professional camera. Smartphones have come a long way and are capable of snapping impressive shots. But if you want to go beyond default settings, know your smartphone camera still has some interesting options for you to play with. A good

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Bakterier kan skydda mot övervikt och fetma

Bakterier i tarmen kan skydda mot övervikt och fetma, visar nya forskning. Resultaten kommer ur en studie gjord på möss men samma bakterier finns även hos människor. Detta öppnar upp för möjligheten att i framtiden utveckla helt nya former av behandling för övervikt.

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Megalodon Tooth Found in the Desert | Shark Week

Josh Gates travels to the Baja Desert in search of fossilized Megalodon teeth. Stream Full Episodes from Shark Week: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/ Own Full Seasons of Shark Week: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/Shark_Week?id=gg81I7BZ-J4&hl=en_US Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebo

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Letters: How to Help Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies Reared in Captivity Lack a Crucial Ability Wild monarchs have faced a steep decline in recent decades, Ed Yong wrote in June . Some North American companies and hobbyists breed stocks of the insect, many with good intentions of bolstering the monarchs’ numbers. But according to a new study , monarchs raised in captivity tend to have poor migration skills, and so releasing them

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This Advanced Gut Health Test Will Tailor a Specific Plan to Improve Your Gut Microbiome

As you’ve probably noticed, gut health is all the rage among health bloggers and reporters. Punch “improve gut health” into Google and you’ll get dozens of articles and blog posts with titles like “Improve Your Gut Health in 7 Easy Steps” and “15 Things You Should Eat for a Healthy Gut.” Unfortunately, while the science behind gut health is real , it’s unlikely that any of these tips and tricks a

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To better manage groundwater, first understand it

Natalie Parletta talks to an Australian scientist about the dangers of over-exploiting an important resource.

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Sleep more to ride faster

Study the first to test the impact on endurance athletes.

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Orca will change US undersea battle-readiness

Drew Turney looks ahead to the era of the XLUUV.

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First Human CRISPR Trial in the US Aims to Cure Inherited Blindness

Gene editing is advancing at a faster pace than most of us can keep up with. One significant recent announcement was gene editing tool CRISPR’s application to non-genetic diseases thanks to a new ability to edit single letters in RNA . Even as CRISPR reaches milestones like this, scientists continue to find new uses for it to treat genetic conditions. The next one that will hit clinics is a CRISP

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Australian volcanic rocks reveal their secrets

They’re the key to understanding what lies 30 kilometres beneath the Earth’s surface. Amy Middleton reports.

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Science history: how war has advanced science

Jeff Glorfeld explores the path to the V-1 rocket and beyond.

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This coral needs to be flexible

Mixing with the right bacteria can help survive climate change.

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Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st century

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Jobs most in danger of being automated

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The City of Tomorrow

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The Mountain Is a Strange and Alienating Satire

Rick Alverson’s new film The Mountain , which is set sometime in the 1950s, somewhere in the United States, is both an extremely stylized and a mordantly accurate portrayal of its time and place. The hero is Andy (played by Tye Sheridan), a glassy-eyed youth who is as passive as a protagonist can get; he spends most of the movie staring into the middle distance while bizarre things happen in fron

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Why Do Chimpanzees Throw Poop?

Going to the zoo can be a great adventure, especially if you find poop hurtling in your direction.

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A Fake Presidential Seal Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

The text on it translated to "45 is a puppet." Plus: #NoToBoris, the latest on Jeffrey Epstein, and more.

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Self-Parking Garages, Robovans, and More Car News This Week

Bosch and Daimler introduce a garage where cars park themselves, carmakers sign on to tough mileage standards, and a Ford F-150 tows a train.

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Polarinstitut: 200 døde rener skyldes klimaforandringer

På Svalbard er sultende rener begyndt at spise tang for at overleve, rapporterer forskerhold.

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How Pierre Cardin’s Futuristic Fashion Infiltrated Everyday Life

At 97, the French haute couturier Pierre Cardin still conjures designs daily in his office. Since his early career working for noted Parisian houses such as Maison Paquin, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Christian Dior in the 1940s, Cardin’s oeuvre has expanded from refined suiting—the memorable red wool ensemble Jacqueline Kennedy wore in 1961 comes to mind—to otherworldly silhouettes and materials. In 1

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Candy Land Was Invented for Polio Wards

If you were a child at some point in the last 70 years, odds are you played the board game Candy Land. According to the toy historian Tim Walsh, a staggering 94 percent of mothers are aware of Candy Land, and over 60 percent of households with a five-year-old child own a set. The game continues to sell about a million copies every year. You know how it goes: Players race down a sinuous but linear

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Seeing Through Silicon Valley’s Shameless ‘Disruption’

Finally we are discovering what a world devoid of moral responsibility looks like. It ain’t magical.

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5 Best Air Purifiers (2019): HEPA, PECO, and More

We tested many HEPA and standard air purifiers to find the right one for your bedroom or home.

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Volcano Experts And Archaeologists Are Clashing Over Access To Study Pompeii

Volcanologists and archaeologists are clashing over access to the ancient site of Pompeii.

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The Terrible Anxiety of Location Sharing Apps

Google Maps, Find My Friends, and other such apps promise peace of mind. Instead, monitoring our loved ones becomes a nail-biting exercise in anxiety.

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Quantum Darwinism Could Explain What Makes Reality Real

Some physicists believe that our experience of the universe is just a big game of subatomic survival of the fittest.

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Fortnite World Cup: 15-year-old British boy wins nearly £1 million in online shooting game

Jaden Ashman says he was 'stunned' to finish so high in the gaming contest in New York

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How future-proof fiber-based IT infrastructures benefit municipalities

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Why Conservatives Allege Big Tech Is Muzzling Them

Learning to distinguish evidence from nonsense is a core goal of both a liberal and a legal education in America. Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, has a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Princeton University. He graduated from Harvard Law School. He has worked as a successful litigator. At some point along the way, Cruz learned how to decide which ideas are baseless. Like ma

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George Will Changes His Mind—But Stays True to His Convictions

When I arrived in Washington, D.C., as an intern in the 1980s, there were two columnists I read with intentionality, with the goal of becoming a better and more thoughtful writer. One was Charles Krauthammer; the other was George Will. Will—who began his twice-weekly column for The Washington Post in 1974 and won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977—has just published The Conservative Sensib

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How Not to Run a Panel

Over the past few years, I’ve participated in about a hundred panels. Over the past couple of decades, I’ve listened to—or, let’s be honest, endured—hundreds more. Most of them had one thing in common: They sucked. I could write a whole book about the panels that have gone wrong in particularly strange or hilarious fashion: the one where the moderator fell asleep. The one where the opening statem

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Is panpsychism accurate? Modern physics delivers a reality check.

According to panpsychists, all of reality is infused with experience. In other words, the fundamental ingredient of reality, they believe, has the felt quality of experience in it. In this view, the reason that we humans are conscious is that we're configured based on these fundamental experiential ingredients. If philosophers don't try to mesh their long-held views with what we're discovering fr

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Apple Registers A Couple Of New iPad Models In Eurasian Database

According to the rumors, Apple could have a couple of new iPads in the works. Apple typically refreshes their iPads on an annual basis, and this time, we have heard that Apple could be planning …

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Searching for Beto

FLINT, Mich.—“Do you need me to check the sturdiness of the noodle?” Beto O’Rourke leaned over a pot of boiling water. Mae and David Collins and their 17-year-old twins had invited him over for dinner. (A nonprofit group had connected them before the candidate’s visit to Michigan last week.) The former Texas representative and not-so-long-ago Democratic sensation sat around the Collinses’ dining-

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Spørg Fagfolket: Kan selvkørende biler dytte og se blå blink?

Et par læsere er interesserede i selvkørende bilers signalsystemer, hvilket vi har fået en professor på DTU Elektro til at dykke lidt ned i.

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A robotic lens can be controlled by simply looking around or blinking

A soft lens made of polymers and salt water points wherever you’re looking and zooms in or out when you blink, and it could one day be used in prosthetic eyes

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Redaktionens favoritter: Hvis der er liv i rummet, hvordan ser det så ud?

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: medical biases against women

From drug trials that only use men to misconceptions about CPR, medicine’s gender inequalities can be matters of life or death A study last week revealed that women in Australia are less likely than men to receive the recommended medicine for heart failure. In the UK, assumptions that heart failure is a “man’s disease” have also led to unequal care. Over the past 10 years, more than 8,000 British

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En fintfølende robotarm – og tre andre tech-opfindelser, der har ændret menneskers liv

Vild teknologi kan give dig dit liv, dine lemmer og endda også dine sanser igen.

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Stor asteroide susede tæt forbi Jorden næsten uden varsel

Forskere er overraskede over, at en asteroide, der torsdag fløj forbi Jorden, først blev opdaget få dage før.

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Should the Rich Be Allowed to Buy the Best Genes? | July 27, 2019

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Interesting follow-up to the Human Brain Project post from a few days ago

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Mouse Experiment Links a Single Gene to Humans Having Regular Heart Attacks

Why are humans the only animals to have so many heart attacks?

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Border Collie Trained to Recognize 1,022 Nouns Dies

Chaser, often described as “the world’s smartest dog,” made headlines worldwide for being able to identify objects by their names.

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Antiques Road Show: The Real State of the U.S. Military

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Why the James Webb Space Telescope is Awesome

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is set to radically change our understanding of the universe. With a rapidly approaching launch date of March 2021, it is expected to supercharge the hunt for exoplanets, the study of the birth and death of stars, the study of the early universe, and even the exploration of Mars. submitted by /u/The-Happy-Neuron [link] [comments]

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Microsoft invests 1 billion in OpenAI founded by Elon Musk

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There might be a point in the future where it is not standard anymore to have root access to your brain

Why don't smartphones come with root access anymore these days? Because with it, you can change things the developer doesn't want you to, and because it is a lot easier to break the software by doing something bad. A brain without root access might just not be able to think thoughts like "I am completely worthless" or "I want to kill this person" or "I want to die", because arguably thoughts like

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Your Tesla Will Soon Be Able To Stream Netflix And YouTube

You play quite a few games on the massive in-car display of your Tesla, obviously when it’s stationary, and soon you will be able to stream your favorite content from Netflix and YouTube …

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Balancing beams: Multiple laser beamlets show better electron and ion acceleration

Researchers show how creating interference patterns with four laser beamlets improves the efficiency of energy transfer when accelerating electron and ion beams. This method can be used to enhance biological and astrophysical research.

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Mouse genetics influences the microbiome more than environment

Genetics has a greater impact on the microbiome than maternal birth environment, at least in mice, according to a new study. Vaginal birth, known to transfer microbiota to a newborn, failed to make a lasting microbial imprint on offspring.

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Liver transplants could be redundant with discovery of new liver cell

Researchers have used single cell RNA sequencing to identify a type of cell that may be able to regenerate liver tissue, treating liver failure without the need for transplants.

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Hidden genetic variations power evolutionary leaps

So-called 'cryptic' genetic variation plays an important role in evolution, despite having no immediate effect on the behavior or appearance of the organism.

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Technique using urine suggest individualize bladder cancer treatment possible

Researchers have devised a very promising non-invasive and individualized technique for detecting and treating bladder cancer. The method uses a 'liquid biopsy' — a urine specimen — instead of the invasive tumor sampling needed today, and a method to culture cancer cells that can reveal the molecular underpinnings of each patient's unique bladder cancer.

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Connecting patients with their community could transform healthcare

Engaging a wider range of resources to connect patients with organizations within their community can help transform healthcare and improve overall well-being, according to new research. The authors have introduced 'patient ecosystem management,' an organizational process that focuses on treating patients differently in terms of assessing, managing and expanding resources to achieve patient health

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Supervisors driven by bottom line fail to get top performance from employees

Supervisors driven by profits could actually be hurting their coveted bottom lines by losing the respect of their employees, who counter by withholding performance, according to a new study.

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HIV spreads through direct cell-to-cell contact

The spread of pathogens like the HI virus is often studied in a test tube, i.e. in two-dimensional cell cultures, even though it hardly reflects the much more complex conditions in the human body. Using novel cell culture systems, quantitative image analysis, and computer simulations, an interdisciplinary team of scientists has now explored how HIV spreads in three-dimensional tissue-like environm

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Your Wi-Fi and your smart home don't get along. Now what?

It's not you, it's your Wi-Fi router (maybe). (Web Hosting via Unsplash/) Having a smart home hasn't been quite what The Jetsons promised me it would be. In between all the futuristic voice commands and smart automation, there's a lot of fussing with devices that just won't cooperate, which can be a real buzzkill. The internet is littered with forum threads diagnosing issues like this, from Sonos

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FBI and ICE scan millions of DMV photos to find suspects, raising concerns

FBI and ICE routinely scan through millions of photos in state DMV databases. The agencies use facial recognition software to find matches for suspects. Congressmen on both sides of the isle are worried about privacy implications of such unregulated practices. None You can fully indulge your fears of ubiquitous government surveillance with the news that it's already here. Georgetown Law researche

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American Family Physician Endorses Acupuncture

A CME article in American Family Physician misrepresents the evidence, claiming acupuncture has been proven safe and effective. An accompanying editorial gives despicable advice on how to manipulate patients to accept this theatrical placebo.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #30

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 21 through Sat, July 27, 2019 Editor's Pick Europe's record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet The hot air moving up from North Africa has not merely broken European temperature records but surpassed them by 2, 3 or 4 degrees Celsius Shutterstock The hot air that smashe

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Five Fin-tastic projects for Shark Week

The Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week is July 28-August 4. Help scientists learn more about sharks through the projects we've tagged for you, below. This year, you can also help provide healthy ocean homes for sharks by joining the world’s largest volunteer effort for oceans: the International Coastal Cleanup. The Shark Trust: Great Eggcase Hunt Ever see a "mermaid's purse" while walking on t

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The Strange "Bathtub Illusion"

Arrange your fingers like the image below, and then look at them closely. From Bertamini (2019) i-Perception Do you notice anything odd? Psychologist Marco Bertamini of the University of Liverpool describes this test in a fun new paper. According to Bertamini, seven of the ten people he surveyed reported that their little fingers clearly appeared to be 'too far away', to the extent that they did n

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Pre-Order ‘Cartoons From Tomorrow’, Our Very Own Futuristic Comic Collection, Today… Or Tomorrow

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, boy, it sure would be swell if they turned that Futurism Cartoons Instagram into one of those old-fashioned paper book thingies like you see in old movies, we’ve got some really good news for you. It’s happening. This fall, Running Press, a division a Hachette Book Group, is publishing Cartoons from Tomorrow: A Futuristic Comic Collection . Written by Luke

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5G Will Either Save Your Life Or End It

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“NEOM” May Be Our Future

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Room to grow: how allotment life can be the best therapy

When his wife became ill, Barney Norris found that growing his own food helped him through the trauma For the past year I’ve kept an allotment. Taking it over in a state of disrepair, some years after the death of the previous tenant, I’ve cleared weeds, dug beds, planted apple trees, improvised panels for the greenhouse out of bits of transparent plastic conservatory roof, mowed grass and failed

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These Butter Sculpture Celebrate NASA's Apollo 11 Astronauts and They're Legen-DAIRY!

The Apollo 11 sculptures took more than 2,200 pounds of butter to create.

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Novel imaging approach has potential to identify patients with CAD

Researchers have developed a novel imaging approach that has the potential to identify patients with coronary disease without administration of drugs or contrast dye and within a short 15 minute exam protocol.

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Who are the people running away from Europe?

The countries of Europe are not just a destination for refugees, they're also a source UNHCR data reveals a small but intriguing flow of refugees from countries like France, Germany and the UK What are the stories behind the raw figures? Here are some of their stories Refugees in The 2015 refugee crisis saw Europe struggle to manage a massive inflow of Syrians and other migrants, displaced by war

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Sarah Parcak: ‘Imagine being able to zoom in from space to see a pottery shard!’

The space archaeologist on her GlobalXplorer project, deterring looters and what ancient Egypt reveals about our future American space archaeologist Sarah Parcak uses satellites orbiting high above the Earth to find clues about what is concealed beneath our feet. Her work has been the focus of BBC documentaries on Egypt, ancient Rome and the Vikings. In 2016 she won the $1m TED prize to build a we

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Space Photos of the Week: Strap on Your Space Goggles and Bask in the Starlight

High-frequency light helps researchers spot and study amazing astral bodies.

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Sharks Devour Cow Carcass | Shark Week

Norfolk Island is known to have the largest tiger sharks on earth that drawn by full-size animal carcasses tossed into the sea. Shark experts are on a quest to find out if this practice has altered the behavior of these massive sharks. Stream Full Episodes from Shark Week: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/ Own Full Seasons of Shark Week: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/Shark_Wee

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 27)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Microsoft Invests $1 Billion in OpenAI to Pursue Holy Grail of Artificial Intelligence James Vincent | The Verge “ i ‘The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity,’ said [OpenAI cofounder] Sam Altman. ‘Our mission is to ensure that AGI technology benefits all of humanity, a

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What you might have missed

China bringing back Moon rocks, unhatched chickens communicating in their shells, and YouTube conspiracy theories – here are some highlights from a week in science.

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Why Does Mint Make Your Mouth Feel Cool?

If you nibble on a mint leaf, you might notice that it makes your mouth feel cool. That's because mint, much like chili peppers, is a biochemical success story — for plants, at least.

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Weekend reads: A sleuth whose work has led to hundreds of retractions and corrections; an “unethical, risky and misleading” eye study; genetics’ high retraction rate

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured the story of how “pure, utter nonsense” appeared in a … Continue reading

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WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins Won't Go to Jail for Old Hacking Crimes

Russian election hacks, Amazon's police partnerships, and more security news this week.

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Will Heroes in Loincloths Ever Make a Comeback?

More importantly, does anyone need them to?

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Impeachment, but Without the Moral Clarity

On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee dropped a bombshell: The committee’s Democrats are beginning an impeachment inquiry against the president of the United States. You could be forgiven if you didn’t notice. Members of the committee majority, led by Chairman Jerry Nadler, crowded together in front of a lectern to unveil their next steps following the testimony Wednesday of former Special Cou

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Bethesda's 'Doom' re-releases will no longer need internet access

Bethesda's re-release of the first three Doom games didn't get the warmest reception, to put it mildly. The titles all required a BethesdaNet account (and thus an internet …

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private hate, public love, and everything in between – with Jeffrey Israel

None A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam walk into a bar. No, wait. Imams don't drink. Most rabbis don't drink much either, come to think of it. Priests drink—at least in the movies—but mostly not in bars . . . So maybe nobody walks into a bar? How, when, and where are we all supposed to figure out how to get along? My guest today, who also happens to be an old, good friend of mine, has an answer, or

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The Coming End of an Era at NASA

From 1969 to 1972, 12 men walked on the moon. Four of them are still alive. No one has been back since, and it’s unclear when anyone might return. The four moonwalkers were in their mid to late thirties when they flew millions of miles to visit Earth’s celestial companion. Today, in their 80s, their hair is the color of the lunar surface. They remain in the public eye, giving talks and interviews

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14 Best Online Co-Op Games (2019): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

Our favorite cooperative multiplayer games that let you play together online no matter what system you own—PS4, Xbox One, PC, or the Nintendo Switch.

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Opinion: Is Anything More Urgent Than The Temperature Of Our Planet?

Our Earth is in the middle of what may be the hottest summer on record. Scorching new records were set all over Europe this week. What could be more urgent news than the temperature of our planet? (Image credit: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Science Under Fire: Ebola Researchers Fight to Test Drugs and Vaccines in a War Zone

Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has interrupted clinical trials and forced scientists to change how they immunize people — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Tim Urban : The AI revolution, A must read for everyone.

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Can you list recent fields in Computer Science?

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SAE University Thesis – A.I in Music Production

Hello everybody! My name is Asen Nedyalkov and I am just about to finish my 2 years audio production coarse at SAE, Amsterdam. I am writing a thesis for my diploma on A.I in music production. I would like to see how exactly are those new technologies changing the way that we are composing, mixing and mastering music. I am sure that all of you are aware of the recent boom of ML / AI automated audi

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Airlander 10: The prototype of the world’s longest aircraft retired

The prototype of the world’s longest aircraft , The world's longest aircraft has been sidelined… although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Hybrid Air Vehicles has decided against rebuilding its record-setting Airlander 10 Airship ( the world’s longest aircraft and also called as the “flying bum”), Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) The company will instead use its resources to create the "first batch

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Can We Solve Fermi's Paradox? with Dr. Duncan Forgan

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Elon Musk wants to save humanity with the implants of his start-up Neuralink

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Dinosaur bones: Hidden life revealed inside them

One of the tricks you learn hunting dinosaurs in Canada is to look for orange. Dinosaur bones are dull browns, tans, and greys. But in the middle of the drab sandstones of the badlands – a dry landscape where wind and water have worn away much of the rock – you'll sometimes catch a flash of fluorescent orange. Walk over and you may well find a dinosaur bone weathering out. The orange is lichen, g

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The Job of Campaigning Is Extremely Family-Unfriendly

This week, it got a bit easier for working parents—and working mothers especially—to run for federal office. On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission ruled that M. J. Hegar, a Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas, can spend campaign funds on child care for her two kids while she’s running for office. The ruling builds on the FEC’s determination last year that Liuba Grechen Shirley, who at

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Why Trump Cares About A$AP Rocky’s Sweden Arrest

“We don’t want to fight y’all. We’re not trying to go to jail.” That’s what A$AP Rocky, the 30-year-old New York City rapper, can be heard saying in a video of an encounter with strangers in Sweden that has ballooned into an international crisis. Despite Rocky’s protestation, a fight did happen. The rapper is now in jail. His saga has inflamed American pop culture and politics—and somehow brought

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Antiques Road Show: The Real State of the U.S. Military

That a military display on Independence Day proved to be controversial should not be surprising, even if one discounts the partisan tone of much of the criticism. Americans tend not to favor displays of military power, except in the aftermath of successful wars: The Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the 1991 Gulf War were all followed by parades. Military displays nonetheless have the ben

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Tour the Factory Where Bentley Handcrafts Its Luxury Rides

While a major auto plant can stamp out thousands of cars a day, Bentley makes just a few dozen, with a heavy dose of TLC.

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14 Best Deals this Weekend: Cameras, TVs, and an Instant Pot

Our favorite weekend tech deals, including fans of every size to keep you cool during these late-summer months.

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Genetic Counselors Of Color Tackle Racial, Ethnic Disparities In Health Care

They work with patients to decide when genetic testing is appropriate, interpret test results and counsel families on the ways hereditary diseases might impact them. A trusting relationship is key. (Image credit: Karen Santos for NPR)

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Cheese energy could power hundreds of UK homes

The Wensleydale Creamery makes one of England's best-loved varieties of cheese, but it also produces waste. Now, the bi-products are being put to use creating biogas – the latest evidence of the growing role of cheese in green energy production. Cheesemaking byproducts from Wensleydale will be used to produce more than 10,000 MWh of energy a year. Image: Ken Walton The North Yorkshire company wil

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North takes on South in UK’s life science industry

Cheshire business park thrives despite Astra’s departure to Cambridge

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The Intimate Horror of Share

For the 87-minute duration of Share , there’s barely a moment when the camera isn’t absorbed in capturing Mandy (played by Rhianne Barreto). At the beginning of the movie, when Mandy comes to while lying facedown on the lawn outside her parents’ house, the first glimpse of her exposes her fingers, alien and abstractly arranged among blades of grass. When she goes inside to take a shower, the came

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The Bill for America First Is Coming Due

In this crowded and enervating week of news, it would have been easy to miss two small but consequential signs of the damage President Donald Trump and his team have done to America’s standing in the world. Two of America’s closest treaty allies have announced military efforts explicitly designed to exclude the United States. Australia is “seeking to cement its status as the security partner of c

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These simple habits can optimize your gut and brain bacteria

The importance of the microbiome has really come to the fore in the last five years. Viome, a company that analyzed the feces of 100,000 people, has discovered 10,000 new types of gut bacteria. Additionally, Improved imaging technology led scientists to discover you don't have just one microbiome, you have two. The second one is in your brain, populated by the same bacteria that live in your gut.

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‘Would Dad Approve?’ Neil Armstrong’s Heirs Divide Over a Lucrative Legacy

Mr. Armstrong was averse to cashing in on his celebrity. But as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approached, his sons began auctioning off his memorabilia.

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Moderne navigationsmidler vinder frem i danske havne

Radar, radioledefyr og hyperbelnavigationssystemer som Loran, Decca og Gee har afgørende forbedret sikkerheden til søs og ved anduvning af havne. Civilingeniør Gredal fra Fyrvæsenets Tekniske Tjeneste gennemgik i 1959 de nye navigationshjælpemidler.

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Some jellyfish sperm have stingers that fire inside females

A few species of jellyfish fertilise eggs internally, and their sperm come with tiny stingers that help them anchor to the tissue within the female gonads

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Complaints about AncestryDNA and 23andme sent to UK data watchdog

Home DNA testing companies AncestryDNA, 23andme and MyHeritage have all been the subject of complaints to the UK's data watchdog

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Blagosklonny’s lawyer threatens me to love Oncotarget or else

Oncotarget, the somewhat controversial OA journal, switched from pretend-soliciting my services to threatening to sue me for defamation. Their lawyer writes my disrespect caused them financial damage.

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Redaktionens favoritter: Usynlig revolution skal gøre grå beton grønnere

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 tobacco prohibition?

First it was alcohol, now it's been Marijuana and some other drugs. Is Tobacco next, or possible nicotine entirely? ​ Doing tobacco is horrible for you, but like alcohol a hundred years ago, I feel like it's a big boogeyman in culture. This next example may be a bit controversial, but it is one sign I see. Stuff like vaping may help people who were smokers, but I see it instead being targeted by

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AI and the Future of Criminal Justice

Artificial intelligence could be a great tool in criminal justice, but it can also be bad. AI is a double-edged sword. AI could help deduce what kind of person committed a series of murders, but it can also taint evidence such as video and audio. Which crimes would be difficult to prove in court if AI continues to develop, exponentially, in the next couple of decades? Here is a list of federal cr

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Are we being enslaved by Technology?

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AI's role in healthcare

true or false: "It's a fact that artificial intelligence in healthcare will replace doctors. The current mindset is that it's not possible and there is good reason for this. .. it would stop the buy in and the technology would not have a foothold to advance. This is why the IT department controls the money and decision making for incremental changes and not the hospital subspecialty. If the subsp

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What future technology are you looking forward to most?

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Introducing Neuralink

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Researchers improve robot-assisted surgery with AI

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IRS warns crypto holders: dodge tax and we'll hand out stiff punishments

Service sending out warning letters to more than 10,000 peopleIRS chief: ‘Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously’Watch out, crypto-heads – the taxman cometh. The Internal Revenue …

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Sizzling Southwest summers can cause pavement burns in seconds

When temperatures throughout the sizzling Southwestern U.S. climb to over 100 degrees, the pavement can get hot enough to cause second-degree burns on human skin in a matter of seconds.

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Like film editors and archaeologists, biochemists piece together genome history

Old-school Hollywood editors cut unwanted frames of film and patched in desired frames to make a movie. The human body does something similar—trillions of times per second—through a biochemical editing process called RNA splicing. Rather than cutting film, it edits the messenger RNA that is the blueprint for producing the many proteins found in cells.

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Like film editors and archaeologists, biochemists piece together genome history

Old-school Hollywood editors cut unwanted frames of film and patched in desired frames to make a movie. The human body does something similar—trillions of times per second—through a biochemical editing process called RNA splicing. Rather than cutting film, it edits the messenger RNA that is the blueprint for producing the many proteins found in cells.

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Physicists count sound particles with quantum microphone

Stanford physicists have developed a "quantum microphone" so sensitive that it can measure individual particles of sound, called phonons.

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Prototype på SpaceX' monsterraket letter for første gang

SpaceX-raketten Starhopper lettede 30 meter op i luften under første test.

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No-deal Brexit 'threatens' UK science industry, says Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust chairwoman warns Boris Johnson that Britain will lose out if it "amputates" the EU.

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Scientists Just Learned How Cannabis Makes Molecules 30x More Effective Than Aspirin

We're finally figuring out what makes the plant such a good painkiller.

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Psykiatrien ændrede synet på ”problembørnene”

I perioden 1920-1950 blev psykiaterne i samarbejde med skolepsykologerne en stadig mere central del af…

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Kalhyggen hotar det underjordiska svampsystemet i skogen – ”the wood wide web”

Ett kalhygge kan utplåna runt 75 procent av markens svampsystem som är livsviktiga för träden enligt ny forskning. – Det sker en utarmning av ovanligare och specialiserade arter, säger professor Anders Dahlberg.

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We were not almost killed by an asteroid this week

Better luck next time. (State Farm via Flickr CC By 2.0/) "Scientists stunned by 'city-killer' asteroid that just missed Earth" is an awfully compelling headline . But it paints a much sexier—and scarier—portrait than the truth. Let’s look at the facts. Did a big rock fly by Earth on Thursday morning? Yup: Asteroid 2019 OK is an estimated 187-427 feet across and moved at around 55,000 miles per h

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Innovative flood mapping helps water and emergency management officials

During record spring rains in Kansas, researcher helped officials get a more precise read on where floodwaters could rise.

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Medications used to treat atrial fibrillation may raise risk of falls

To prevent atrial fibrillation symptoms, health professionals may treat patients with medications to control their heart rate or rhythm. However, these medications can potentially raise the risk for falls and fainting.

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One in 100 new mothers go on to long-term opioid painkiller use; risk rises with size of Rx

Nearly half of American women having a baby in the last decade received a prescription for a powerful opioid painkiller as part of their birth experience, a new study shows. And one or two in every hundred were still filling opioid prescriptions a year later — especially those who received birth-related opioid prescriptions before the birth, and those who received the largest initial doses.

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Current guides for starting infants on solid food may lead to overfeeding

Starting 6-month-old infants on solid food in the amounts recommended by standard feeding guides may lead to overfeeding, according to a new study.

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Expanding the limits of personalized medicine with high-performance computing

Imagine that you have a serious medical condition. Then imagine that when you visit a team of doctors, they could build an identical virtual 'twin' of the condition and simulate millions of ways to treat it until they develop an effective treatment.

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What are algae blooms and why are they bad?

In July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a large bloom of harmful algae would coat western Lake Eerie this year. (NOAA/) In early July, a bloom of toxic blue-green algae forced Mississippi officials to close 25 beaches and warn any would-be swimmers from making contact with water along affected stretches of its Gulf Coast. Around that time, researchers in Ohio predic

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Airborne concentrations and chemical considerations of radioactive ruthenium from an undeclared major nuclear release in 2017 [Environmental Sciences]

In October 2017, most European countries reported unique atmospheric detections of aerosol-bound radioruthenium (106Ru). The range of concentrations varied from some tenths of µBq·m−3 to more than 150 mBq·m−3. The widespread detection at such considerable (yet innocuous) levels suggested a considerable release. To compare activity reports of airborne 106Ru with…

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Protein engineering of a ubiquitin-variant inhibitor of APC/C identifies a cryptic K48 ubiquitin chain binding site [Biochemistry]

Ubiquitin (Ub)-mediated proteolysis is a fundamental mechanism used by eukaryotic cells to maintain homeostasis and protein quality, and to control timing in biological processes. Two essential aspects of Ub regulation are conjugation through E1-E2-E3 enzymatic cascades and recognition by Ub-binding domains. An emerging theme in the Ub field is that…

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Anisotropic spin-orbit torque generation in epitaxial SrIrO3 by symmetry design [Applied Physical Sciences]

Spin-orbit coupling (SOC), the interaction between the electron spin and the orbital angular momentum, can unlock rich phenomena at interfaces, in particular interconverting spin and charge currents. Conventional heavy metals have been extensively explored due to their strong SOC of conduction electrons. However, spin-orbit effects in classes of materials such…

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The role of shape-dependent flight stability in the origin of oriented meteorites [Applied Physical Sciences]

The atmospheric ablation of meteoroids is a striking example of the reshaping of a solid object due to its motion through a fluid. Motivated by meteorite samples collected on Earth that suggest fixed orientation during flight—most notably the conical shape of so-called oriented meteorites—we hypothesize that such forms result from…

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In vivo imaging reveals transient microglia recruitment and functional recovery of photoreceptor signaling after injury [Neuroscience]

Microglia respond to damage and microenvironmental changes within the central nervous system by morphologically transforming and migrating to the lesion, but the real-time behavior of populations of these resident immune cells and the neurons they support have seldom been observed simultaneously. Here, we have used in vivo high-resolution optical coherence…

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In situ structures of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase inside bluetongue virus before and after uncoating [Microbiology]

Bluetongue virus (BTV), a major threat to livestock, is a multilayered, nonturreted member of the Reoviridae, a family of segmented dsRNA viruses characterized by endogenous RNA transcription through an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp). To date, the structure of BTV RdRp has been unknown, limiting our mechanistic understanding of BTV transcription…

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Leptin signaling impairs macrophage defenses against Salmonella Typhimurium [Microbiology]

The dynamic interplay between metabolism and immune responses in health and disease, by which different immune cells impact on metabolic processes, are being increasingly appreciated. However, the potential of master regulators of metabolism to control innate immunity are less understood. Here, we studied the cross-talk between leptin signaling and macrophage…

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Regulation of CCL2 expression in human vascular endothelial cells by a neighboring divergently transcribed long noncoding RNA [Cell Biology]

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that is driven, in part, by activation of vascular endothelial cells (ECs). In response to inflammatory stimuli, the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) signaling pathway orchestrates the expression of a network of EC genes that contribute to monocyte recruitment and diapedesis…

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The empirical relationship between nonstandard economic behaviors [Economic Sciences]

We study the joint distribution of 11 behavioral phenomena in a group of 190 laboratory subjects and compare it to the predictions of existing models as a step in the development of a parsimonious, general model of economic choice. We find strong correlations between most measures of risk and time…

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Crowdfunding an undershirt device for sweltering suits

Sony has come up with a wearable air conditioner. It's called the Reon Pocket. It is a tiny AC unit that fits right inside the shirt. The device takes a battery; the person adjusts the temperature …

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Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23

Passed over for an air-conditioned summer internship, Harrison Duran instead braved rattlesnakes in a remote area of North Dakota to help make a thrilling discovery.

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Japan approves first human-animal embryo experiments

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Virtual Reality: Our Digital Escape

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Oceans Are Melting Glaciers from Below Much Faster than Predicted, Study Finds

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Everything you need to know about the upcoming Sprint and T-Mobile merger

What is the "can you hear me now?" guy going to do now? (Pixabay/) Last April, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that the companies wanted to merge in an effort to make up ground on their much larger competition in Verizon and AT&T.; It's a controversial move that has endured legislative and community scrutiny since its announcement, but today the U.S. Department of Justice approved a merger deal wor

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Dark matter has never killed anyone, and scientists want to know why

This is… not what death by dark matter would look like. (Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash/) “Death by Dark Matter.” That’s not the name of your new favorite metal band; it’s the literal title of a new study by a trio of American of physicists. Their paper explores what the hypothetical consequences might be on the human population if a certain candidate of dark matter turned out to be true. Hold onto

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Lethal Injection Drugs' Efficacy And Availability For Federal Executions

The Justice Department's announcement that the federal government will resume its use of capital punishment has raised questions about the drugs it plans to use. (Image credit: Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

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College Student Discovers 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull

Harrison Duran, a 23-year-old college student at University of California, Merced, spent his summer internship hunting for dinosaur fossils. (Image credit: Fossil Excavators)

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Apple Contractors Reportedly Overhear Sensitive Information and Sexy Times Thanks to Siri

First Amazon, then Google, and now Apple have all confirmed that their devices are not only listening to you, but complete strangers may be reviewing the recordings. Thanks to Siri, Apple contractors …

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