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Bipartisan panel: Why Detroit's facial recognition technology should be banned

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Does thinking about things 'on a spectrum' make us more enlightened?

The concept has changed the way we think about everything from autism to homelessness. But it has its drawbacks Black and white thinking may die hard, yet never has society been quite as comfortable with the concept of the spectrum than the present. According to researchers at Merriam-Webster, use of the word “spectrum”, in a wide range of contexts, has grown dramatically within the current decad

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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #30, 2019

56 articles this week. Dual Use Technology There's a move in the United States to muzzle and curtail research into climate change, particularly climate change caused by humans. The interests driving this regression are primarily concerned with maintaining the present vectors of money but manage to attract a large and supportive rabble of ideologically fixated folks who have a hard time with what

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'No doubt left' about scientific consensus on global warming, say experts

This is a re-post from The Guardian by Jonathan Watts The scientific consensus that humans are causing global warming is likely to have passed 99%, according to the lead author of the most authoritative study on the subject, and could rise further after separate research that clears up some of the remaining doubts. Three studies published in Nature and Nature Geoscience use extensive historical d

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In Pursuit of Completeness

Sometimes mathematics chases its own tail — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Inside Donald Trump and Boris Johnson’s Special Relationship

It was just after 8:30 p.m., and Boris Johnson was with a group of about 20 politicians and donors at a private dinner in central London. At the time—June 6, 2018—Britain was mired in what seemed like an unending Brexit deadlock, and Johnson, then the country’s foreign secretary, was unhappy with the way Prime Minister Theresa May was handling it. Away from the public glare, among friends and all

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Study shows power of refocusing student stress in middle school transition

A new study by education researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that proactively addressing students' anxieties with clear and cost-effective messaging early in the school year can lead to a lasting record of higher grades, better attendance, and fewer behavioral problems for sixth graders embarking on their stressful first year of middle school.

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To get customers to buy more in the future, help them buy a gift

Researchers from the University of Paderborn and University of Rostock, both in Germany, published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how the purchase of a gift may promote future brand loyalty with the gifted brand.

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NASA tracks wildfires from above to aid firefighters below

Every evening from late spring to early fall, two planes lift off from airports in the western United States and fly through the sunset, each headed for an active wildfire, and then another, and another. From 10,000 feet above ground, the pilots can spot the glow of a fire, and occasionally the smoke enters the cabin, burning the eyes and throat.

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Support needed for foster carers of LGBTQ young people

More support is needed for fosters carers looking after LGBTQ young people, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Skal tackle klimaforandringer: Etiopien planter 350 millioner træer på én dag

For at reducere konsekvenser af klimaforandringer satte Etiopien mandag millioner af kimplanter i jorden.

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What proof is there that the universe is evolving?

Light moves at 186,000 miles per second. As fast as light speed is, when you think about how large the universe is, light takes time — a lot of time — to actually get to us from distant objects. The sun is about 93 million miles away. At 186,000 miles per second, it takes about eight minutes for light from the sun to actually reach us here on Earth. Because of this, when you look up at the sun —

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Scientists reproduce the dynamics behind astrophysical shocks

High-energy shock waves driven by solar flares and coronal mass ejections of plasma from the sun erupt throughout the solar system, unleashing magnetic space storms that can damage satellites, disrupt cell phone service and blackout power grids on Earth. Also driving high-energy waves is the solar wind—plasma that constantly flows from the sun and buffets the Earth's protective magnetic field.

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Scientists reproduce the dynamics behind astrophysical shocks

Article describes first laboratory measurement of the precursors to high-energy astronomical shocks.

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Birthweight, height together provide insight into future heart health

It's the proportionality of a newborn — a measure that includes both birthweight and length — that may best tell doctors whether a child is born with an increased risk for heart problems later in life, investigators report.

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Tech companies not doing enough to protect users from phishing scams

Just over 15 years after the first reported incident of phishing, new research from the University of Plymouth suggests tech companies could be doing more to protect users from the threat of scams. However, greater awareness of the issue is also needed among individuals and organisations.

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To get customers to buy more in the future, help them buy a gift

A new study finds that retailers can leverage gift purchases as an effective relationship-building marketing instrument to engage customers with the brand and drive future purchases.

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'Tickle' therapy could help slow ageing

'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research.

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Individuals with obesity get more satisfaction from their food

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found no significant difference in taste perceptions between participants of normal weight and those who were overweight. However, participants with obesity had initial taste perceptions that were greater than participants who were not obese, which declined at a more gradual rate than participants who were not obese. This quantif

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Dansk grundvand lider under årelang tørke: Sparekrav lige om hjørnet

Hvis der ikke snart falder store mængder regn i Danmark, kan de seneste to års tørke få konsekvenser for vores vandboringer. Derfor er restriktioner på forbrug af vand lige om hjørnet, vurderer seniorrådgiver hos Geus.

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Irritating Compounds Can Show Up In 'Vape Juice'

Among the possibly harmful compounds are "acetals," which form when some ingredients combine on the shelf, researchers say, and can inflame airways when inhaled. (Image credit: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Data breach exposes personal information of thousands of LAPD officers and applicants

A data breach into the Los Angeles Personnel Department exposed the information of thousands of LAPD officers and applicants.

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Science News Briefs from All Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Guatemala to Australia, including one about the first recorded tornado in Nepal.

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A Hacker Stole Data From 100 Million Capital One Customers

In a criminal complaint, the FBI detailed how a hacker allegedly stole data from 100 million people—and how she got caught.

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A common genetic cause of ALS leads to toxic protein build-up, but we may now have a way of stopping it

A tough puzzle to solve. (Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash/) We've known for a while that having a mutation in one specific gene is the most common genetic cause of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease . What we didn't know is how that miscoded DNA turns into illness. People with this mutation have hundreds of extra copies of a short RNA sequence—GGGGCC. Most people just have a few copies, says A

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High performance III-V photoelectrodes for solar water splitting via synergistically tailored structure and stoichiometry

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11351-1 Photoelectrochemical water splitting presents an integrated means storing sunlight into fuels, yet high optical losses and corrosion limit device performance. Here, authors boost absorption and durability in gallium-indium phosphide photocathodes via a sulfurized and nanostructured protection layer.

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Correlating dynamic strain and photoluminescence of solid-state defects with stroboscopic x-ray diffraction microscopy

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11365-9 Dynamic strain in silicon carbide can tune point defect properties and coherently control their electron spins. Here the authors fabricate Gaussian-shaped surface acoustic wave transducers, use stroboscopic x-ray imaging to measure lattice dynamics, and observe its effects on defect photoluminescence.

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Disturbance modifies payoffs in the explore-exploit trade-off

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11106-y The empirical consequences of human explorative strategies are not fully understood. Here the authors find that during undisturbed conditions, more-explorative vessels gained no performance advantage while during a major disturbance event, explorers benefited significantly from less-impacted revenues and were al

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Time-resolved NMR monitoring of tRNA maturation

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11356-w Transfer RNA (tRNA) is regulated by RNA modifications. Here the authors employ time-resolved NMR to monitor modifications of yeast tRNAPhe in cellular extracts, revealing a sequential order and cross-talk between modifications.

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Atomic-scale engineering of indium oxide promotion by palladium for methanol production via CO2 hydrogenation

Nature Communications, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11349-9 Generating and quantifying the effect of the promoter speciation in heterogeneous catalysts is very challenging. Here, the authors show that the precise palladium atoms architecture reached by controlled co-precipitation overcomes selectivity and stability limitations associated with palladium nanoparticles for

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Science News Briefs from All Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Guatemala to Australia, including one about the first recorded tornado in Nepal. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Fat cells may explain why melanoma becomes 'aggressive and violent'

Scientists find that fat cells transfer gene-altering proteins to melanoma cells, making them more aggressive. They also show a way to block this process.

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Your partner will love this new snore-stopping smart bed

The new smart bed system is technically called the Tempur-Ergo Smart Base Collection with Sleeptracker technology. (Tempur Sealy/) According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, roughly 50 percent of people have had a problem with snoring at some point. There’s no shortage of potential treatments out there, from nasal strips to jaw-positioning devices. Tempur’s latest smart bed, though, use

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Nutrition advice for babies and toddlers has been fraught with errors. That's about to change.

Parents are bombarded on social media and other sites by an ever-changing stream of advice on how to nourish their young children. (Pixabay/) Every five years, nutrition experts from across the country congregate in Washington, D.C. to begin the tricky work of deciding how and what Americans should eat. This also includes what federal aid programs should pay for and what hospital and school lunch

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Science News Briefs from All Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Guatemala to Australia, including one about the first recorded tornado in Nepal. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Capital One target of massive data breach

A hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications, the bank said Monday as federal authorities arrested a suspect in the case .

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'Digital twins' — An aid to tailor medication to individual patients

Advanced computer models of diseases can be used to improve diagnosis and treatment. The goal is to develop the models to 'digital twins' of individual patients. Those twins may help to computationally identify and try the best medication, before actually treating a patient. The models are the result of an international study, published in the open-access journal Genome Medicine.

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Hospitals Would Have to Reveal Discounted Prices They Give Insurers, Under Trump Rule

The proposal is part of the administration’s push to bring more transparency to health care markets.

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Facebook's fact-checking process is too opaque to know if it's working

Facebook isn't transparent enough about its fact-checking initiative to know if it's working and it needs to ramp up the operation, says a new report

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Support needed for foster carers of LGBTQ young people

Research shows that more support is needed for foster carers looking after LGBTQ young people. Findings from the first ever study of LGBTQ young people in care in England found good examples of foster carers being available and sensitive, and offering acceptance and membership of their family. But there was also evidence of foster carers struggling to meeting the needs of LGBTQ young people due to

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Tesla’s Megapack battery is big enough to help grids handle peak demand

Image: Tesla Tesla announced a new massive battery today called Megapack that could replace so-called “peaker” power plants, which provide energy when a local electrical grid gets …

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Globally, more than 11 million years of healthy life lost due to childhood cancer in 2017

While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to new research.

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Hackers could use connected cars to gridlock whole cities

In a future when self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of cars. Physicists calculated how many hacked, stalled connected cars would cause how much mayhem.

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Doctors more likely to recommend antihistamines rather than cough and cold medicine for kids

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a new study found. Antihistamines are widely used over-the-counter to treat various allergic conditions. However, these medicines have little known benefit for children with colds, and some older antihistamines cause sedation an

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$100 off a Levoit air purifier and other deals happening today

For more deals and product chatter, check out our exclusive Facebook group . LILLEbaby (Amazon/) Today, you can snag a LILLEbaby Baby Carrier for up to 55 percent off. There are 19 options to choose between, ranging in price from $77 to $105. The LILLEbaby Complete All Season model lets you comfortably carry your baby in six positions and features two-way straps that allow you to carry your child

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Insomnia sufferers can benefit from therapy, new study shows

Authors call for cognitive behavioural therapy to be offered through GPs Forget counting sheep and drinking warm milk, an effective way to tackle chronic insomnia is cognitive behavioural therapy, researchers have confirmed. The authors of a new study say that although the therapy is effective, it is not being used widely enough, with doctors having limited knowledge about it and patients lacking

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Infants expect leaders to right wrongs

Infants 17 months of age expect leaders — but not others — to intervene when one member of their group transgresses against another, a new study reveals.

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Blocking dopamine weakens effects of cocaine

Blocking dopamine receptors in different regions of the amygdala reduces drug seeking and taking behavior with varying longevity.

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Impaired brain activity in rats with family history of alcohol abuse

Neural activity that reflects the intention to drink alcohol is observed in the prefrontal cortex and is blunted in rats with a family history of excessive drinking, according to new research. This insight could lead to novel treatments for alcohol use disorders.

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Clinical trial reveals potential for treating larger strokes with thrombectomy

Building on research results showing patients with larger ischemic strokes could benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, an international, multicenter Phase III clinical trial will soon be starting.

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Light may magnetize non-magnetic metals

Physicists have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light.

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Simpler than expected: A microbial community with small diversity cleans up algal blooms

Algae blooms regularly make for pretty, swirly satellite photos of lakes and oceans. They also make the news occasionally for poisoning fish, people and other animals. What's less frequently discussed is the outsize role they play in global carbon cycling. A recent study now reveals surprising facts about carbon flow in phytoplankton blooms. Unexpectedly few bacterial clades with a restricted set

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Artificial cells that can sense and respond to their environment

Scientists have created artificial cells that mimic biological cells by responding to a chemical change in their surroundings.

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Screen Time Might Not Be As Bad For Mental Health As We Thought

Reports of screen time's harms may have been greatly exaggerated. (Credit: aslysun/Shutterstock) Today, our phones can seem less like friends and more like the other half of a toxic relationship. We rely on them for our daily activities, even as concerns over the effects of screen time on well-being mount. The phobia has even prompted the development of a new consulting gig: screen-free parenting

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A whale of a tail: humpback Morse code, and a phytoplankton bloom so intense it's visible from space

https://youtu.be/ML1fQ5I38Tk While I was on a whale-watching trip out of Akureyri, Iceland in late June, a humpback whale approached our boat and began vigorously slapping its tail and pectoral fins on the water. The humpback was breathtakingly close to us, and the dramatic behavior lasted for more than five minutes. Check it out in the video I shot above. (Please accept my apologies for the distr

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Artificial cells that can sense and respond to their environment

Scientists have created artificial cells that mimic biological cells by responding to a chemical change in their surroundings.

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Cardiac device complications vary widely among hospitals

The chances of patients experiencing complications after having a cardiac device implanted vary according to where they have the procedure.

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Mechanical forces control cell fate during brain formation

The study shows that during the embryonic development of the brain, the cells that are between adjacent segments detect the mechanical forces generated during morphogenesis to regulate the balance between progenitor stem cells and differentiated neurons.

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Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations

The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found.

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The moon is older than previously believed

Fifty years after the first landing on the Moon, scientists have combined new geochemical information to determine the Moon's age using samples from different Apollo missions.

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The Lancet Oncology: Globally, more than 11 million years of healthy life lost due to childhood cancer in 2017

While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to the first Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) to assess childhood and adolescent cancer burden in

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Megalodon May Be Extinct, but There’s a Life-Size One at the Smithsonian

A 52-foot, life-size model of a Carcharocles megalodon shark is now on display in the National Museum of Natural History

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The Encryption Debate Is Over – Dead At The Hands Of Facebook

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Middle East Hyperloop to begin construction next year

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A Critical Device Hack, China's Social Credit, and More News

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

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Uber cuts marketing staff to reduce costs

Uber on Monday confirmed it is cutting 400 jobs from its marketing team of more than 1,200 workers to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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High blood sugar levels and BMI linked to stillbirth in mothers with diabetes

High maternal blood sugar levels and BMI are risk factors for stillbirth in mothers with diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), with babies at the lowest and highest weights being most at risk. Mothers with pre-pregnancy diabetes are at a four to five times increased risk of stillbirth — with no improvement seen over

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These browser extensions will keep you safer online

Outsmart the web, like a boss. (Tyler Franta via Unsplash/) The internet is a minefield of privacy and security concerns. Most websites track your browsing activity and build a profile they can use to target you with incessant advertising, and the shadier ones may even try to grab access to your digital accounts or con you out of cash . Don't panic, though. Besides the security and privacy tools

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: When the Cameras Were Off

Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. We have many other free email newsletters on a variety of other topics. Browse the full list. What We’re Following Today It’s Monday, July 29. ‣ At least three people were killed in a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday night, and at least 12 others were injured. Another shooting, also on Sunday, at a Brookl

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The Techathlon podcast: New emojis, summer hot takes, and tech news trivia

Listen to the latest episode of your favorite technology game show podcast. (Techathlon/) The Techathlon podcast is technically still on summer break until August 12, but there has been so much going on in the tech world lately that we couldn’t resist the draw of the studio. So, we fired up the microphones and recorded a special episode of the show to help entertain you as you lounge on the beach

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Why, in India, female farmers are paying to become 'womb-less'

In the Beed District of the Indian state Maharashtra, a disturbing number of women are getting their wombs removed. The majority of these women work as sugar-cane cutters, employed by and in debt to contractors. In order to pay back their debt and avoid fines, many women opt to pay for a hysterectomy rather than miss work due to their periods. None In the Beed district of the Indian state of Maha

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Cardiac device complications vary widely among hospitals

The chances of patients experiencing complications after having a cardiac device implanted vary according to where they have the procedure.

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Candida auris is a new drug-resistant fungus emerging globally and in the US early detection is key to controlling spread of deadly drug-resistant fungus

Early identification of Candida auris, a potentially deadly fungus that causes bloodstream and intra-abdominal infections, is the key to controlling its spread. Its emergence has highlighted gaps in fungal identification capacity in the US and around the world, and physicians should be on alert for risk factors. A commentary is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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119 Years Old and Winning Marathons—Or Not?

Dharam Pal Singh, a champion marathon runner from rural India, is 119 years old. At least that’s the age he claims to be. He refers to his passport, voter ID card, and tax-identification card—all government-issued identity documents—to prove his date of birth, which all of the documents list as 1897. But he lacks a birth certificate, likely due to the fact that they were not regularly issued in r

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The dirty side of renewable energy

Clean technologies rely on a wide range of metals sourced from unsustainable mining. Mineral extraction damages local communities and environments, destroying cultures and biodiversity in the process. Human rights and conservationist efforts are put at risk due to mining. The many consequences of climate change are innumerable. Most of the civilized world understands that we need to put forth new

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Power of refocusing student stress in middle school transition

A new study by education researchers shows that proactively addressing students' anxieties with clear and cost-effective messaging early in the school year can lead to a lasting record of higher grades, better attendance, and fewer behavioral problems for sixth graders embarking on their stressful first year of middle school.

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Pulse waves measured at the wrist uncover often-missed artery changes in menopausal women

Measuring a menopausal woman's pulse wave at her wrist can detect circulatory system changes that aren't evident with blood pressure readings. Menopause's effect on these radial pulse wave harmonics can help explain why women in menopause are at heightened cardiovascular disease risk.

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Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior

A social work professor found in a new study that black middle school students receive fewer warnings from their teachers about misbehavior, giving them fewer opportunities to correct their behavior on their own before the consequences escalate to exclusionary punishments such as office referrals and expulsion.

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Whole-tree harvesting could boost biomass production

Making the shift to renewable energy sources requires biomass, too.

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African smoke is fertilizing Amazon rainforest and oceans

A new study found that smoke from fires in Africa may be the most important source of a key nutrient — phosphorus — that acts as a fertilizer in the Amazon rainforest, Tropical Atlantic and Southern oceans.

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This WWII map taught Americans to sympathise with the Soviets

How did wartime America generate sympathy for the Soviets? By transplanting Operation Barbarossa to America's shores This is what the Nazi invasion of the USSR would have looked like, had it – somehow – happened to the US Lend-Lease Act The US and the USSR were less than friendly before the Second World War, and deadly enemies soon thereafter; but during the conflict, they were allies in the figh

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A New Deep-Sea Robot Can Shape-Shift Into an Autonomous Submarine

Autobots, Roll Out A new autonomous robot called Aquanaut may be the closest thing we have to a real-life Transformer. The robot can shape-shift between a mermaid-like humanoid form and a submarine form, according to IEEE Spectrum . That makes it better-suited for deep-sea repairs and other tasks that other robots struggle to perform — but are too dangerous for human divers. Swimming Lessons IEEE

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Google And Huawei Were Working On A Smart Speaker Together

Google has a couple of smart speakers under its belt in the form of the Google Home series. However, it seems that Google had another smart speaker in the works that they were allegedly developing …

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Energy from seawater

A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.

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Green infrastructure to manage more intense stormwater with climate change

Researchers are connecting climate change to stormwater management, with the goal of increasing resiliency to major storm events. In a new case study, researchers examine two distinct watersheds and demonstrate that even small decentralized stormwater management practices like rain gardens can make a big cumulative difference to the resiliency of a watershed, using predictive modeling to assess wh

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Fish reveal limb-regeneration secrets

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan State University scientists show that gar, a toothy, freshwater fish, can reveal many evolutionary secrets – even possible genetic blueprints for limb regeneration in people.

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Genetic basis for re-experiencing symptoms in PTSD

A study has identified multiple locations in the human genome related to the risk of re-experiencing traumatic memories, the most distinctive symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Babies display empathy for victims as early as 6 months

Babies show empathy for a bullied victim at only six months of age, according to researchers.

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'Deforming' solar cells could be clue to improved efficiency

Solar cells and light sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage of an unusual property due to deformations and defects in their structures.

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Travelling towards a quantum internet at light speed

Researchers demonstrated a new method for transmitting quantum information over long distances by using circularly polarized light to flip the spin state of an electron on a quantum dot. This work may show the way towards a completely secure 'quantum internet.'

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Therapy to treat drug-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers have developed a new combination treatment regimen that enhances the immune system's ability to kill leukemias that do not respond to standard treatments. The regimen includes a therapeutic antibody designed to draw natural killer immune cells to cancer cells.

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Worrisome birth-control knowledge gaps

A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. The research included four forms of contraception: IUDs, birth control pills, male condoms and withdrawal.

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Sensory impacts of global climate change

Climate change affects not only the growth and survival of marine animals, but also their senses. A new study synthesizes the results of sensory change studies — revealing both broad patterns and intriguing outliers — and provides a conceptual framework to help guide future research in this emerging field.

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Behind the scenes of INVENTING TOMORROW with the WaterInsights™ Team

The documentary INVENTING TOMORROW follows several young scientists on their journey to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, with projects that tackle complex environmental issues affecting water, air, and soil quality. INVENTING TOMORROW Broadcast on July 29, 2019 You can catch this documentary tonight on POV Docs, television'

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Doctors In The U.S. Use CRISPR Technique To Treat A Genetic Disorder For The 1st Time

For the first time, doctors have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to treat a genetic disorder in the U.S. The patient, who has sickle cell disease, spoke with NPR about her treatment.

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Hacker Who Killed WannaCry Sentenced to Time Served

WannaCry Me a River In May 2017, malicious actors used the WannaCry ransomware to cripple hospitals, banks, and companies across the globe — until British cybersecurity Marcus Hutchins killed the malware with a clever trick. It now seems that those efforts earned Hutchins a “get out of jail free” card — and he just cashed it in to deal with a dark past. Blind Eye Just three months after stopping

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2 Teens Hospitalized with Kidney Damage After Doing 1,000 Squats Apiece

When is exercise a bad thing? When you do so many squats your muscles break apart and poison you.

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With An Eye Toward Lower Emissions, Clean Air Travel Gets Off The Ground

Air travel is set to grow dramatically. It will be a while before electric planes truly take off, but people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint now with offsets and "flight shaming." (Image credit: Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images)

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Study shows power of refocusing student stress in middle school transition

A new study by education researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that proactively addressing students' anxieties with clear and cost-effective messaging early in the school year can lead to a lasting record of higher grades, better attendance, and fewer behavioral problems for sixth graders embarking on their stressful first year of middle school.

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Pulse waves measured at the wrist uncover often-missed artery changes in menopausal women

Measuring a menopausal woman's pulse wave at her wrist can detect circulatory system changes that aren't evident with blood pressure readings.Menopause's effect on these radial pulse wave harmonics can help explain why women in menopause are at heightened cardiovascular disease risk.

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Komodo dragon genome reveals clues about its evolution

A new study provides the first high-resolution sequence of the Komodo dragon, as well as insight into how it evolved.

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Demonstration of alpha particle confinement capability in helical fusion plasmas

A team of fusion researchers demonstrated that ions with energy in mega electron volt range are superiorly confined in a plasma for the first time in helical systems. This promises alpha particle confinement required for realizing fusion energy in a helical reactor. The results were obtained by deuterium plasma experiments in the Large Helical Device and with a newly developed detector for measuri

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Watch a Japanese Spacecraft Grab Rock Samples From Tiny Asteroid

Rock Grab Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft returned to the site where it bombed the asteroid Ryugu to scoop up samples of rocks on July 10. And now, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released epic footage of the historic event. This is a 10x speed animation captured with the small monitor camera (CAM-H) during 2nd touchdown. CAM-H was installed by public donation — thank you everyone!

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The Keto Box Delivers Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Snacks Right to Your Door

If you’re already on the Keto Diet , you don’t need us to tell you how it can impact and change your life. From diminishing inflammation in the brain to its effects on weight and heart health, the Keto Diet has the potential to rapidly change your body and life. However, it’s a pretty monotonous diet that eliminates most grains, fruit, starchy vegetables, legumes and sweets. That pretty much rule

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Antihistamines for kids with a cold: Risks without benefits?

Despite risks and no clear benefits, doctors are increasingly likely to recommend antihistamines for children under the age of 12 who have a cold, according to a new study. Antihistamines are widely used over-the-counter to treat various allergic conditions. They have have little known benefit for children with colds, however, and some older antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine or Benadryl) caus

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New software brings lower-resolution cryo-EM maps into focus

A new study outlines a technique to bring low-resolution Cyro-EM maps up to par for better identifying protein structures.

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Cannabidiol reduces aggressiveness, study concludes

Experiments with mice performed by Brazilian scientists show that a substance derived from cannabis plants attenuates isolation-induced aggressive behavior.

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How a 2017 radioactive plume may be tied to Russia and nixed neutrino research

A botched attempt at producing radioactive material needed for a neutrino experiment may have released ruthenium-106 to the atmosphere in 2017.

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Supposed disorder is not disorder after all

While the correct function of many proteins depends on their three-dimensional structure, some appear to adopt random forms. For one of them, a team of researchers has shown that the supposed disorder is not disorder after all: the protein HMGA1a adopts dynamic, more compact structures that depend on its phosphorylation. A malfunction of HMGA1a can lead to cancer.

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A catalyst for sustainable methanol

Scientists have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. Offering realistic market potential, the technology paves the way for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

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How can you reliably spot a fake smile? Ask a computer

Real and fake smiles can be tricky to tell apart, but researchers have now developed computer software that can spot false facial expressions.

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China Promises to Never Use Nukes — Unless Another Country Does First

China Shot Second The Chinese government recently published a white paper outlining the country’s nuclear strategy. In the paper, published online last week, the Chinese military outlined how it uses nuclear weapons as a deterrent but clarified that it would never be the one to strike first — and that it would never use nuclear weapons to threaten or attack non-nuclear powers under any circumstan

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Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use

Alcohol use during pregnancy can have harmful consequences on the fetus including restricted growth, facial anomalies, and neurobehavioral problems. No amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe. Yet a recent survey of midwives and nurses who provide prenatal care showed that 44% think one drink per occasion is acceptable while pregnant, and 38% think it is safe to drink alcohol d

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Whole-tree harvesting could boost biomass production

Making the shift to renewable energy sources requires biomass, too.

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Money problems? Perhaps financial therapy is for you

Money is about more than numbers: emotions are often at play too. Just as you can seek professional help for unhealthy issues in life, financial therapists can help you deal with problems related to money.

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African smoke is fertilizing Amazon rainforest and oceans, study finds

A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that smoke from fires in Africa may be the most important source of a key nutrient—phosphorus—that acts as a fertilizer in the Amazon rainforest, Tropical Atlantic and Southern oceans.

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The Amazon rainforest depends on fires in Africa for a vital nutrient

We thought the Amazon got the essential nutrient phosphorus from Saharan dust. Now it appears it mainly comes from forest fires and people burning wood

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Earthquakes: Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals

Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakes.

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New, portable tech sniffs out plant disease in the field

Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that plants release through their leaves.

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A giant tick that can hunt you through the forest is expanding its territory

Hyalemma marginatum A Hyalemma marginatum tick, with a normal-sized tick at the bottom for comparison. (Hennie Cuper/) Most ticks know where you are in the woods . They, like many other arthropods, find you by your telltale carbon dioxide signal every time you exhale. Once they know you're nearby, they hop onto the end of a leaf and wait, holding their tiny front legs in the air as if praising th

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How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong

It occupies a spot next to 'Black Mirror' and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China’s social credit project is far more complicated than a single, all-powerful numerical score.

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New tech prints flexible electronics on odd surfaces

A new technology allows printing of conductive metallic lines on all kinds of materials, such as a concrete wall or a leaf. The technology features liquid metal (in this case Field’s metal, an alloy of bismuth, indium, and tin) trapped below its melting point in polished, oxide shells, creating particles about 10 millionths of a meter across. When researchers break the shells—with mechanical pres

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Geneticist Liane Russell Dies

She conducted innovative research in mutagenesis and teratogenesis related to radiation and chemical exposures, identifying risks to fetuses.

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Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales

To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.

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Energy from seawater

A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.

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Researchers identify specific genetic vulnerabilities to PTSD among US veterans

A genome-wide association study of more than 165,000 US veterans confirms a genetic vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically noting abnormalities in stress hormone response and/or functioning of specific brain regions.

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African smoke is fertilizing Amazon rainforest and oceans, new study finds

A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that smoke from fires in Africa may be the most important source of a key nutrient — phosphorus — that acts as a fertilizer in the Amazon rainforest, Tropical Atlantic and Southern oceans.

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Researchers build artificial cells that sense and respond to their environment

Imperial College London scientists have created artificial cells that mimic biological cells by responding to a chemical change in their surroundings.

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Introduced species dilute the effects of evolution on diversity

An international research team led by the University of Göttingen, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), together with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, has found that biodiversity is higher on older islands than on younger ones. Furthermore, they found that introduced species are diluting the effects of island age o

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Simultaneous infection by 2 viruses the key to studying rare lymphoma

New research has found that a rare blood cancer can be simulated in the lab only by simultaneously infecting white blood cells with 2 viruses typically found in the tumors.

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Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection

ASU-led geoscientists develop a method to forecast seismic hazards caused by the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production.

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Larger ethnic communities help new refugees find work, Stanford research shows

A new study from the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab found that new refugees were more likely to find work within their first five years if officials assigned them to an area with a larger community of people who share their nationality, ethnicity or language.

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Uncovering the roots of discrimination toward immigrants

Immigrants are often encouraged to assimilate into their new culture as a way of reducing conflict with their host societies, to appear less threatening to the culture and national identity of the host population. But new research from the Penn Identity and Conflict Lab suggests that cultural integration signaled by following local social norms does not eliminate bias and discrimination toward imm

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Mysterious release of radioactive material uncovered

In September 2017, a slightly radioactive cloud moved across Europe. The reason was not a reactor accident, but an accident in a nuclear reprocessing plant. The exact origin of the radioactivity is difficult to determine, but the data suggests a release site in the southern Urals. This is where the Russian nuclear facility Majak is located. The incident never caused any kind of health risks for th

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Infants expect leaders to right wrongs, study finds

Infants 17 months of age expect leaders — but not others — to intervene when one member of their group transgresses against another, a new study reveals.

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Study reveals how bacteria beat immune systems

The evolution of more severe infections is not necessarily driven by bacteria multiplying faster, new research shows.

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TET proteins: double agents in DNA methylation prevent catastrophic cancer

In their latest study, published in this week's online issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), reveal how the finely tuned balance between DNA methylation and demethylation prevents genomic instability and cancer.

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People Are Getting 2nd-Degree Burns from Sidewalks

Hot days can rapidly bring pavements to sizzling temperatures.

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The 'blowfish effect': Children learn new words like adults do

Even 3- to 5-year-olds know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words. Researchers found that when children encounter new nouns, they use what they know about these objects to help them figure out what these words mean, a type of sophisticated reasoning thought to develop much later.

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Recovering color images from scattered light

Engineers have developed a method for extracting a color image from a single exposure of light scattered through a mostly opaque material. The technique has applications in a wide range of fields from healthcare to astronomy.

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Expanding functions of conducting microbial nanowires for chemical, biological sensors

Microbiologists report 'a major advance' in the quest to develop electrically conductive protein nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens for use as chemical and biological sensors.

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Parasitic bat flies offer window into lives of hosts

A new study on a Bahamian bat makes the case for using the species' unusual parasites to reveal details about the species' populations on the archipelago. Using parasites to glean information about their hosts isn't a new concept, but typically scientists have focused only on parasites that exhibit tight links with invidivual hosts in a species over tens of thousands of years. The new research, pu

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Imaging of exotic quantum particles as building blocks for quantum computing

Researchers have imaged an exotic quantum particle — called a Majorana fermion — that can be used as a building block for future qubits and eventually the realization of quantum computers.

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Improved estimates of Brazilian Amazon gains and losses

A new study generated improved annual maps of tropical forest cover in the Brazilian Amazon in 2000-2017 and provided better characterization on the spatio-temporal dynamics of forest area, loss and gain in this region. The Amazon basin has the largest tropical forests in the world. Rapid changes in land use, climate and other human activities have resulted in substantial deforestation in the Braz

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Earthquakes: Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals

Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakes.

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Smart brain stimulators: Next-gen Parkinson's disease therapy

Researchers have found neuro biomarkers for Parkinson's disease that can help create the next generation of 'smart' deep brain stimulators, able to respond to specific needs of Parkinson's disease patients.

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How picture books introduce kids to politics

Researchers have analyzed political messages in some of the most popular picture books of the last several years to see how political topics are introduced to children.

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New software brings lower-resolution cryo-EM maps into focus

A new study outlines a technique to bring low-resolution Cyro-EM maps up to par for better identifying protein structures.

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Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

A new technique that draws inspiration from social networks can automatically spot anomalous particle smashups, which may point to new types of physics beyond the Standard Model.

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Lymph nodes can predict survival in patients with esophageal cancer

It is difficult for physicians to estimate recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Researchers have found that the response of lymph nodes, as opposed to that of primary tumors, to neoadjuvant chemotherapy is more effective in predicting disease recurrence and patient survival in individuals with metastatic esophageal cancer. This finding is likely to enhance the accuracy of pr

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Larger ethnic communities help new refugees find work, research shows

Ethnic enclaves are often viewed as a negative for the integration of immigrants with natives in their new country. But it turns out that ethnic communities can help newly arrived refugees find work, according to a new Stanford study that analyzed a cohort of asylum seekers in Switzerland.

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Introduced species dilute the effects of evolution on diversity

Understanding how biodiversity is shaped by multiple forces is crucial to protect rare species and unique ecosystems. Now an international research team led by the University of Göttingen, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), together with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, has found that biodiversity is higher on ol

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Infants expect leaders to right wrongs, study finds

Infants 17 months of age expect leaders—but not others—to intervene when one member of their group transgresses against another, a new study reveals.

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Researchers build artificial cells that sense and respond to their environment

The artificial cells could be used to sense changes in the body and respond by releasing drug molecules, or to sense and remove harmful metals in the environment.

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Uncovering the roots of discrimination toward immigrants

All over the world, immigration has become a source of social and political conflict. But what are the roots of antipathy toward immigrants, and how might conflict between immigrant and native populations be dampened?

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Baldness Could Soon Be Cured for Real — if You’re Rich

Diabolical Follicle A cure for baldness may be on the horizon — and all it takes is an extravagant combination of cloned stem cells and 3D-printed follicle molds. Scientists have been trying to clone hair to cure baldness for years, but now they’re close to solving a major problem facing the new follicles — they tend to lose their shape and stop working, reports The Atlantic . Though the likely-e

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'Mommy bloggers' study reveals factors that drive success in social influencer marketing

New research from the University of Notre Dame provides a framework of strategies to help managers yield larger returns on engagement.

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The 'blowfish effect': Children learn new words like adults do, say Princeton researchers

Even 3- to 5-year-olds know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words. Researchers from the Princeton Baby Lab found that when children encounter new nouns, they use what they know about these objects to help them figure out what these words mean, a type of sophisticated reasoning thought to develop much later.

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Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection

A byproduct of oil and gas production is a large quantity of toxic wastewater called brine. Well-drillers dispose of brine by injecting it into deep rock formations, where its injection can cause earthquakes. Most quakes are relatively small, but some of them have been large and damaging.

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Lung cell patches its own DNA on the fly to survive influenza

Scientists have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves. The finding reveals more about the battle between cells and viruses at the smallest level, and also may provide some important clues for respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and

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Oddball edge wins nanotube faceoff

A two-faced interface between growing carbon nanotubes and solid catalysts turns out to be more common than once believed, according to a new theory. Understanding of the mechanism could help scientists working to develop homogenous nanotube growth for applications.

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Laboratory study paves way for new approach to treating hair loss in humans

Scientists have developed an efficient method of successfully generating hair growth in nude mice. The new method can be scaled up and therefore shows great potential for clinical applications in human hair regenerative therapy.

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New, portable tech sniffs out plant disease in the field

Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that plants release through their leaves.

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Brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model

Neuroscientists have identified a brain region linked to altered social interactions in an autism model. Restoring activity of a specific forebrain region in a mouse model also reversed social traits associated with autism.

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Introduced species dilute the effects of evolution on diversity

Understanding how biodiversity is shaped by multiple forces is crucial to protect rare species and unique ecosystems. Now an international research team led by the University of Göttingen, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), together with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, has found that biodiversity is higher on ol

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Infants expect leaders to right wrongs, study finds

Infants 17 months of age expect leaders—but not others—to intervene when one member of their group transgresses against another, a new study reveals.

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Researchers build artificial cells that sense and respond to their environment

The artificial cells could be used to sense changes in the body and respond by releasing drug molecules, or to sense and remove harmful metals in the environment.

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NASA’s TESS Satellite Spots ‘Missing Link’ Exoplanets

Halfway through its first tour of the local universe, the spacecraft has found a “Super Earth” and two “sub-Neptunes.”

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Imaging of exotic quantum particles as building blocks for quantum computing

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with their colleagues at the University of Hamburg in Germany, have imaged an exotic quantum particle—called a Majorana fermion—that can be used as a building block for future qubits and eventually the realization of quantum computers. Their findings are reported in the journal Science Advances.

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Parasitic bat flies offer window into lives of hosts

A new study on a Bahamian bat makes the case for using the species' unusual parasites to reveal details about the species' populations on the archipelago. Using parasites to glean information about their hosts isn't a new concept, but typically scientists have focused only on parasites that exhibit tight links with individual hosts in a species over tens of thousands of years. The new research, pu

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Monarch butterflies have heat-sensitive ‘timer’ for migration

Overwintering monarch butterflies rely on a temperature-sensitive internal timer to wake them up to make the trip back north, researchers report. The fact that millions of North American monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles each fall and somehow manage to find the same overwintering sites in central Mexican forests and along the California coast, year after year, is pretty mind-blowing. Onc

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Apple Contractors Hear Sex Acts, Drug Deals in Siri Recordings

If you use Apple’s AI-powered voice assistant Siri — or own a Siri-enabled device — there’s a chance a human on the other side of the world may be listening to you have sex right now. Or they may be hearing that conversation you had with your boss about a new marketing strategy. Or that awkward exchange with your doctor about a really private medical problem. That’s the takeaway from a troubling

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PBS will begin streaming on YouTube TV later this year

It's the first time PBS will stream live over the internet.

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Recovering color images from scattered light

Engineers at Duke University have developed a method for extracting a color image from a single exposure of light scattered through a mostly opaque material. The technique has applications in a wide range of fields from healthcare to astronomy.

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Parasitic bat flies offer window into lives of hosts

A new study on a Bahamian bat makes the case for using the species' unusual parasites to reveal details about the species' populations on the archipelago. Using parasites to glean information about their hosts isn't a new concept, but typically scientists have focused only on parasites that exhibit tight links with individual hosts in a species over tens of thousands of years. The new research, pu

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How a Medicare Buy-In or Public Option Could Threaten Obamacare

Some Democrats are proposing a government alternative to private insurance. But allowing people to choose such a plan may destabilize the A.C.A., some experts say.

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Recovering color images from scattered light

Engineers at Duke University have developed a method for extracting a color image from a single exposure of light scattered through a mostly opaque material. The technique has applications in a wide range of fields from healthcare to astronomy.

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Imaging of exotic quantum particles as building blocks for quantum computing

Researchers have imaged an exotic quantum particle — called a Majorana fermion — that can be used as a building block for future qubits and eventually the realization of quantum computers.

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Look Up! Dazzling Double Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Southern Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids will speckle the night sky tonight. Don't miss the show.

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A Photo Trip to Bagan, Myanmar

Earlier this month, UNESCO officially designated Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan as a World Heritage site. More than 3,500 ancient Buddhist pagodas, temples, and other religious structures occupy approximately 16 square miles of Old Bagan within the larger Bagan Archaeological Zone. Most of the structures were built between 800 and 1,000 years ago, when Bagan was a royal capital. In 2016, a magni

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Tiny particles monitor oxygen during hydrogel healing

Soft microparticle sensors can monitor oxygen levels in hydrogels that serve as scaffolds for growing tissues, researchers report. When scientists place hydrogels in development at an injury site, they encourage the growth of new muscle, cartilage or, perhaps someday, entire organs because they contain live cells. Ideally, the hydrogel attracts blood vessels that infuse the material and bring nou

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How Fireflies Glow — And What Their Signals Mean

The glow of fireflies on a summer night is actually a complex mating dance. (Credit: Shutterstock) You might not really be sure you saw what you think you saw when the first one shows up. But you stare in the direction of the flicker of light and there it is again – the first firefly of the evening. If you are in good firefly habitat, soon there are dozens, or even hundreds, of the insects flying

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Greta Thunberg to sail Atlantic for climate conferences

Malizia II, a high-speed yacht built to race around the world, will take the teen activist to the US.

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Plastic pollution: Cycle-challenge woman 'speechless' at beach waste

Kiko Matthews, who cycled around the UK coast, says she collected 3.45 tonnes of rubbish from beaches.

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Vaping May Have Landed 8 Teens in the Hospital with Serious Lung Damage

The number of cases seen in such a short period is concerning, officials say.

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Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe Traced to Secret Russian Nuclear Accident

The cloud held up to 100 times the level of radiation released after the Fukushima accident in Japan in 2011.

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Iran Says You Can Mine — but Not Spend — Crypto

Digging In The Iranian government just endorsed crypto mining as an officially-sanctioned industry. Low-cost utilities in the country have made cryptocurrency mining seem like an easy way to generate cash, according to the Mehr News Agency , so the government is working to get on board — but imposing a number of caveats to keep the crypto industry under control. The crypto, which can’t be used in

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Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change

More than 350 million trees have been planted in a single day to tackle deforestation, officials say.

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Bugged By Insects? 'Buzz, Sting, Bite' Makes The Case For 6-Legged Friends

The decline of Earth's insect population may have serious consequences for humans, says scientist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. Insects are the world's janitors, as well as pollinators and a food source. (Image credit: Sefa Kaya/500px Prime/Getty Images)

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Poop transplants can help prematurely old mice live longer

Microbiome from healthy mice extended lifespan by 15%, study finds

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Sun's solar wind and plasma 'burps' created on Earth

A new study by physicists mimicked solar winds in the lab, confirming how they develop and providing an Earth-bound model for the future study of solar physics.

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Extraordinarily thick organic light-emitting diodes solve nagging issues

By combining thin organic layers with thick layers of hybrid perovskite, researchers have developed micrometer-thick organic light-emitting diodes that could improve the affordability and viewing angles of high-performance displays and televisions in the near future.

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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.

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The best portable chargers to bring on your next adventure

Power wherever you need it (Min G via Unsplash/) If you have a smartphone, it’s safe to say that at one point you’ve run out of battery and realized how you could barely function without it. Things aren’t going to change anytime soon, so whether you’re going on a day trip, a weekend trip, or a month-long adventure, make sure you’ve always got backup juice. You’ll likely need your phone to navigat

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How to protect yourself from flesh-eating bacteria this summer

Infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus —known as “flesh eating” bacteria—are becoming more common in northern waters as surface temperatures rise due to climate change, researchers report. A new study shows the infections are increasing in areas with typically colder water, such as the Delaware Bay. About 80,000 people contract Vibrio infections each year, 52,000 from contaminated seafood, accord

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Parasitic bat flies offer window into lives of hosts

A new study on a Bahamian bat makes the case for using the species' unusual parasites to reveal details about the species' populations on the archipelago. Using parasites to glean information about their hosts isn't a new concept, but typically scientists have focused only on parasites that exhibit tight links with invidivual hosts in a species over tens of thousands of years. The new research, pu

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Diets rich in blueberries yield diverse benefits

A collection of new studies in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences further quantifies how blueberry consumption can contribute to healthy aging.

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Should You Worry About Getting Bitten by a Shark?

Sharks elicit outsized fear, even though the risk of a shark bite is infinitesimally small. Here's why.

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Origin of life: The importance of interfaces

Tiny gas-filled bubbles in the porous rock found around hot springs are thought to have played an important role in the origin of life. Temperature differences at the interface between liquid phases could therefore have initiated prebiotic chemical evolution.

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Engineers use heat-free tech for flexible electronics; print metal on flowers, gelatin

Researchers are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin — on all kinds of materials. The technology creates flexible electronics that could have many applications such as monitoring crops, tracking a building's structural integrity or collecting biological data.

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Who dominates the discourse of the past?

Male academics, who comprise less than 10% of North American archaeologists, write the vast majority of the field's high impact, peer-reviewed literature.

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Solar panels cast shade on agriculture in a good way

Combining solar panel (photovoltaic) infrastructure and agriculture creates a mutually beneficial relationship. This practice of co-locating the two by planting crops under the shade of solar panels is called agrivoltaics.

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This AI Can Help Humans Spot AI-Generated Fake News

Fake News Forensics A team of researchers from Harvard and the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab have created a system they say can detect whether text was generated by another AI. They’re hoping to lay the groundwork for future tools that could make it easier to spot fake comments or even news articles online. The Giant Language model Test Room is a “a tool to support humans in detecting whether a text was

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Researchers tune nanowire properties with peptide 'decorations'

In the latest paper from the Geobacter Lab led by microbiologist Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he and colleagues report "a major advance" in the quest to develop electrically conductive protein nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens for use as chemical and biological sensors. Details appear in the current issue of the American Chemical Society journal, ACS S

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Iraq displays stolen artifacts recovered from UK, Sweden

Iraqi officials are displaying stolen artifacts from the country's rich cultural heritage that were recently recovered from Britain and Sweden.

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Engineers use heat-free tech for flexible electronics; print metal on flowers, gelatin

Researchers are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin — on all kinds of materials. The technology creates flexible electronics that could have many applications such as monitoring crops, tracking a building's structural integrity or collecting biological data.

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Adam DeVine Tags a Tiger Shark! | Shark Week

Along with the help of Rob Riggle, Anthony Anderson, Joel McHale, and Damon Wayans Jr., actor and comedian Adam DeVine manages to tag Zoey the tiger shark! Stream Shark Trip: Eat Prey Chum on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/full-episodes/shark-trip-eat-prey-chum Own Full Seasons of Shark Week: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/Shark_Week?id=gg81I7BZ-J4&hl=en_US Subs

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What Quentin Tarantino’s Box-Office Success Says About Hollywood

The Hollywood box-office story of 2019 has been one of hand-wringing over the future of cinema. Movie-ticket sales are down compared with last year, a litany of poorly developed sequels has failed to connect with audiences, and the only studio that’s performing well is the Disney juggernaut , which is dominating the industry so profoundly that many analysts have wondered whether its nostalgic mix

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New theory shows peculiar 'Janus' interface a common mechanism in carbon nanotube growth

When is a circle less stable than a jagged loop? Apparently when you're talking about carbon nanotubes.

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Seeing moving objects around corners

David Lindell, a graduate student in electrical engineering at Stanford University, donned a high visibility tracksuit and got to work, stretching, pacing and hopping across an empty room. Through …

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It's official: UK broke temperature record during heat wave

Britain has officially had its hottest day on record.

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Camera can watch moving objects around corners

By analyzing single particles of light, this camera system can reconstruct room-size scenes and moving objects that are hidden around a corner. This work could someday help autonomous cars and robots see better.

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New insights into how the brain works

This study provides new insights into the functional relationships between inhibitory and excitatory neurons in the brain.

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Expanding functions of conducting microbial nanowires for chemical, biological sensors

In the latest paper from the Geobacter Lab led by microbiologist Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he and colleagues report 'a major advance' in the quest to develop electrically conductive protein nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens for use as chemical and biological sensors. Details appear in the current issue of the American Chemical Society journal, ACS S

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Oddball edge wins nanotube faceoff

A two-faced interface between growing carbon nanotubes and solid catalysts turns out to be more common than once believed, according to a theory developed at Rice University. Understanding of the mechanism could help scientists working to develop homogenous nanotube growth for applications.

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Lung cell patches its own DNA on the fly to survive influenza

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves. The finding reveals more about the battle between cells and viruses at the smallest level, and also may provide some important clues for respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pul

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New York Has a Climate Plan–Now It Has to Follow Through

Major changes to electricity systems, transportation and other sectors are needed to meet ambitious greenhouse gas targets — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Colossal dinosaur bone find in France thrills scientists

Scientists have unearthed a huge two-metre (6.5-foot) dinosaur bone in a winegrowing village in southwestern France dubbed a "national treasure" for its prehistoric gems.

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NASA Scientists and Astronauts Practice for Space Missions on the Seafloor

A female-led crew trained for nine days in an undersea laboratory in the Atlantic to get a sense of what it's like to live and work in microgravity

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See Never-Before-Seen Footage of Armstrong and Aldrin on the Moon

Amazing what you can find in the shadows, 50 years later.

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Humans share limb regeneration genes with gar fish

Gar, a toothy, freshwater fish, can reveal many evolutionary secrets—even possible genetic blueprints for limb regeneration in people, researchers report. Scientists knew that salamanders can regrow full limbs after amputation. Ingo Braasch, an assistant professor of integrative biology at Michigan State University, and his team, however, were the first to study how gar and other fish regenerate

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Is This Affordable, Web-Based Sperm Bank the Answer to Skyrocketing Male Infertility?

If you’re a male in your mid-20s to early-30s and you’re not currently in a committed relationship, chances are you aren’t actively planning for your future family. But given the state of male fertility , you probably should be – that is, if you want children. And a new web-based sperm bank and fertility clinic called Dadi is making it easier than ever to do so. In case you haven’t heard, male in

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Cancer diagnostic firms to join in $2.8 billion deal

Cancer diagnostic companies Exact Sciences and Genomic Health are combining in a $2.8 billion a cash-and-stock deal.

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Battle to rescue wildlife at India's flood-hit animal park

Wildlife officers are racing against time to rescue animals caught in floodwaters from torrential monsoon rains in India's famed Kaziranga National Park as the death toll rose to 215.

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An Offbeat Approach to Bonding With Cats

Have you ever wanted to lick your cat? This is not my question—I can guess the answer—but it’s the one blaring from the packaging of the Licki , in all caps. Lest anyone believe the query is rhetorical, the box provides an answer: “NOW YOU CAN. WITHOUT THE FURBALLS.” Although I’ve never felt such an urge, I do own a Licki. I ordered it from Amazon nearly a year ago, on a dare from a colleague. As

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She Was Found Strangled in a Well, and Now She Has a Name

For 38 years, the case of the Belle in the Well haunted Bill Nenni, an investigator for the Lawrence County coroner’s office. He had barely started his job when she was found in 1981—strangled and hidden inside a water cistern in rural Ohio. She was so badly decomposed as to be unrecognizable. For 38 years, Nenni kept coming back to Belle, as he referred to her, even as the sheriff’s office inves

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General Relativity Still Holds Up in New Analysis of a Supermassive Black Hole

NASA/JPL-Caltech While quantum physics continues to raise new questions concerning Einstein’s theory of general relativity , a recent analysis of a giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way demonstrates that general relativity continues to prove itself under more extreme conditions than initially expected. Space.com spoke with Andrea Ghez, an astronomy professor at the University of Califor

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Pfizer to combine off-patent drug business with Mylan

Pfizer announced Monday it will merge its off-patent drug business with generic drugmaker Mylan to create a global leader in low-cost treatment, a business that faces significant political pressure in the US.

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Camera can watch moving objects around corners

By analyzing single particles of light, this camera system can reconstruct room-size scenes and moving objects that are hidden around a corner. This work could someday help autonomous cars and robots see better.

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Deep brain stimulation modifies memory

Deep brain stimulation of the cingulate cortex worsens memory recall, according to research in epilepsy patients published in JNeurosci. The technique could be a way to target specific brain areas in the treatment of memory disorders.

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Blocking dopamine weakens effects of cocaine

Blocking dopamine receptors in different regions of the amygdala reduces drug seeking and taking behavior with varying longevity, according to research in rats published in eNeuro.

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Impaired brain activity in rats with family history of alcohol abuse

Neural activity that reflects the intention to drink alcohol is observed in the prefrontal cortex and is blunted in rats with a family history of excessive drinking, according to research from eNeuro. This insight could lead to novel treatments for alcohol use disorders.

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First Blair Witch Official Gameplay Trailer Is Terrifying And Not For Weak Bladders

It's been 20 years since The Blair Witch Project launched and left moviegoers scared and wondering if the film was actually based on real events. There have been video games based on the franchise …

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Three newly discovered exoplanets orbit a star 73 light years away

Three new planets, which orbit a star situated 73 light years away from Earth, have been found. The trio are among the smallest and nearest exoplanets known to date

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hardline Brexit stance stokes fears for scientists

“No deal” crash-out from the European Union could be more likely with new U.K. government

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Engineers use heat-free tech for flexible electronics, print metal on flowers, gelatin

Martin Thuo of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory clicked through the photo gallery for one of his research projects.

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NASA's new lightweight X-ray mirrors ready for try-outs in space

Recent testing has shown that super-thin, lightweight X-ray mirrors made of a material commonly used to make computer chips can meet the stringent imaging requirements of next-generation X-ray observatories.

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Tired of waiting on a waiter?

We've all been there… you're out to eat and in need of a refill or the check and the wait staff is nowhere to be found. It slows down business, reduces customer satisfaction and hurts the bottom line. New research in the upcoming INFORMS journal Management Science shows to counter this, restaurants should introduce tabletop technology as a demonstrated way to improve service and satisfaction.

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Who dominates the discourse of the past?

Male academics, who comprise less than 10 percent of North American archaeologists, write the vast majority of the field's high impact, peer-reviewed literature.

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Study shows improved estimates of Brazilian Amazon gains and losses

A University of Oklahoma-led study generated improved annual maps of tropical forest cover in the Brazilian Amazon in 2000-2017 and provided better characterization on the spatio-temporal dynamics of forest area, loss and gain in this region. The Amazon basin has the largest tropical forests in the world. Rapid changes in land use, climate and other human activities have resulted in substantial de

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NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews.

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New insights into how the brain works

This study provides new insights into the functional relationships between inhibitory and excitatory neurons in the brain.

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NASA takes tropical storm Flossie's temperature

NASA's Aqua satellite took the temperature of Tropical Storm Flossie as it continued to strengthen and organize in the Eastern Pacific.

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Numerical model pinpoints source of precursor to seismic signals

Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakes.

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Space mining kits blast off for tests in orbit

Astronauts are to test the world's first space mining devices, in an advance that could open up a new frontier in exploring the universe.

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More Than 200 Reindeer Found Dead in Norway, Starved by Climate Change

Heavy rainfall in December buried plants under a heavy layer of ice.

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Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer

Cell freezing (cryopreservation) — which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research — can be dramatically improved using a new polymeric cryoprotectant which reduces the amount of 'anti-freeze' needed to protect cells.

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TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate 'sub-Neptune'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date. The planets orbit a star just 73 light years away and include a small, rocky super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes — planets about half the size of our own icy giant.

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DIY balloon pump takes microfluidics to the people

The ingenious device cost just $2 to make, yet works almost as well as its expensive and cumbersome lab counterparts.

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NASA takes tropical storm Flossie's temperature

NASA's Aqua satellite took the temperature of Tropical Storm Flossie as it continued to strengthen and organize in the Eastern Pacific.

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NASA tropical storm Erick strengthening

Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a stronger Tropical Storm Erick in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Satellite imagery revealed two areas of very cold cloud tops indicating powerful thunderstorms as the storm is on the cusp of hurricane status.

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Researchers predict global energy needs will increase 25% by 2050

Many of the consequences of climate change are well reported in the press: rising seas, more severe storms, droughts and floods, and increasing numbers of heat-related illness and deaths. Now Ian Sue Wing, a Boston University College of Arts & Sciences associate professor of earth and environment, Bas van Ruijven, a former visiting scholar at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Lon

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Princeton Unveils Plasma-Powered Satellite

Pushing Outward Future satellites could make their way deeper into space than ever before thanks to a new plasma-fueled thruster. The new thruster, built by engineers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, could open up a whole new realm of scientific research, according to a Princeton press release . That’s because the thruster could finally give the tiny satellites called CubeSats the abil

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Startup Transforms Tesla Semi into Beautiful Motorhome Concept

Van Life Soon, you might not just be able to drive a Tesla — you may also be able to live in one. A startup called Vanlifer believes Tesla’s in-development Semi truck could become the world’s first long-range, all-electric motorhome — with a few modifications it took the liberty of hashing out in a new concept design . Cost of Living Vanlifer’s sleek vision of the Tesla Semi Campervan has enough

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United Airlines expands 'Clear' biometric screening to more airports

United Airlines has just announced that it will be expanding its biometric screening. The program is intended to make boarding more streamlined and efficient for the airport and quicker for …

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First Huawei 5G Phone Goes On Sale Next Month

Huawei is one of the few Android OEMs that have unveiled 5G smartphones this year. The company will now be releasing its first 5G smartphone next month. The Huawei Mate 20 X has already made …

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NASA tropical storm Erick strengthening

Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a stronger Tropical Storm Erick in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Satellite imagery revealed two areas of very cold cloud tops indicating powerful thunderstorms as the storm is on the cusp of hurricane status.

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Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer

Cell freezing (cryopreservation) — which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research — can be dramatically improved using a new polymeric cryoprotectant which reduces the amount of 'anti-freeze' needed to protect cells.

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Identity-shifting cells protect against rupture in atherosclerosis

During atherosclerosis, a select group of cells in the artery wall move and transform to protect plaque from bursting into the artery, a study has found. The team has also pinpointed a gene that seems to be behind the cells' transformation. In addition, population genomic data indicates individuals with more activity in this particular gene are at a decreased risk for heart attack.

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Key gene behind hallmark of Lou Gehrig's disease identified

Researchers have pinpointed a key gene behind the formation of a toxic protein in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. As the proteins amass in the debilitating neurodegenerative disease, they damage healthy neurons and block cells' ability to function normally. When the gene's activity was depleted in neurons from patients with ALS and in fruit flies, the lethal protein dropped by about 50%

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Hospitals key in the spread of extremely drug-resistant bacteria in Europe

New research has found that antibiotic-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, are spreading through hospitals in Europe. Certain strains of K. pneumoniae are resistant to the carbapenem antibiotics that represent the last line of defense in treating infections and are therefore regarded as extremely dru

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U.S. universities battle a security storm in Congress

Legislators weigh steps to thwart foreign attacks on academic research

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Study examines how picture books introduce kids to politics

Politics have been known to put adults to sleep, but political engagement could be part of children's bedtime stories as well. Lessons about the importance of politics could be part of their early education. A new University of Kansas study analyzed political messages in the most popular picture books of the last several years to see what political messages are included and how they are presented.

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New software brings lower-resolution cryo-EM maps into focus

Cryo-electron microscopy is now the most popular method for determining protein structures, which helps researchers develop drugs for different kinds of ailments. Over the last several decades, it has replaced X-ray crystallography because it can image proteins that can't easily be formed into large crystals. The new technique was so revolutionary that it won its developers the 2017 Nobel Prize in

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AI-powered tool predicts cell behaviors during disease and treatment

Scientists have developed a tool that promises to reshape the way we study disease and disease treatment on a cellular level. Scientists have developed scGen, an AI-powered tool for predicting a cell's behavior in silico. scGen will help map and study cellular response to disease and treatment beyond experimentally available data.

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New software brings lower-resolution cryo-EM maps into focus

Cryo-electron microscopy is now the most popular method for determining protein structures, which helps researchers develop drugs for different kinds of ailments. Over the last several decades, it has replaced X-ray crystallography because it can image proteins that can't easily be formed into large crystals. The new technique was so revolutionary that it won its developers the 2017 Nobel Prize in

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Origin of life: The importance of interfaces

Tiny gas-filled bubbles in the porous rock found around hot springs are thought to have played an important role in the origin of life. Temperature differences at the interface between liquid phases could therefore have initiated prebiotic chemical evolution.

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Greta Thunberg to Attend New York Climate Talks. She’ll Take a Sailboat.

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will cross the Atlantic in an open-cockpit racing yacht to attend a United Nations summit meeting on global warming.

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Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals

Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakes.

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OU-led study shows improved estimates of Brazilian Amazon gains and losses

A University of Oklahoma-led study generated improved annual maps of tropical forest cover in the Brazilian Amazon in 2000-2017 and provided better characterization on the spatio-temporal dynamics of forest area, loss and gain in this region. The Amazon basin has the largest tropical forests in the world. Rapid changes in land use, climate and other human activities have resulted in substantial de

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Who dominates the discourse of the past?

Male academics, who comprise less than 10% of North American archaeologists, write the vast majority of the field's high impact, peer-reviewed literature.

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Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

An MIT-developed technique that draws inspiration from social networks can automatically spot anomalous particle smashups, which may point to new types of physics beyond the Standard Model.

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Lost Cities and Climate Change

Some people say “the climate has changed before,” as though that should be reassuring. It’s not — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Wreck Discovered 103 Years After Ship Sank in Lake Superior

Researchers have discovered the remains of a ship that sank 103 years ago in Lake Superior off Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (Photo Credit: Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical …

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Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior

A new study of racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline found that black middle school students were significantly less likely than their white peers to receive verbal or written warnings from their teachers about behavioral infractions.

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Green infrastructure to manage more intense stormwater with climate change

UMD researchers are connecting climate change to urban and suburban stormwater management, with the ultimate goal of increasing resiliency to major storm events. With models not only predicting more rain, but an increased frequency of particularly intense and destructive storms, flooding is a major concern in communities that are becoming more settled with more asphalt. Flooding doesn't just cause

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Origin of life: The importance of interfaces

Tiny gas-filled bubbles in the porous rock found around hot springs are thought to have played an important role in the origin of life. Temperature differences at the interface between liquid phases could therefore have initiated prebiotic chemical evolution.

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Study considers sensory impacts of global climate change

Studies of how global change is impacting marine organisms have long focused on physiological effects—for example an oyster's decreased ability to build or maintain a strong shell in an ocean that is becoming more acidic due to excess levels of carbon dioxide.

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Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations

The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. The University of Bristol Veterinary School study, published in Biological Conservation [25 July], is the first to analyse trends in global ivory market values since the ban came into effect.

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How much electricity does a country use? Just ask cell-phone users.

Mobile-phone data looks set to change the way infrastructure is planned in the developing world.

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Study considers sensory impacts of global climate change

Studies of how global change is impacting marine organisms have long focused on physiological effects—for example an oyster's decreased ability to build or maintain a strong shell in an ocean that is becoming more acidic due to excess levels of carbon dioxide.

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Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations

The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. The University of Bristol Veterinary School study, published in Biological Conservation [25 July], is the first to analyse trends in global ivory market values since the ban came into effect.

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UK heatwave: Met Office confirms record temperature in Cambridge

Thursday's 38.7C in Cambridge is the hottest day ever recorded in the UK, the Met Office says.

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The Brain-Eating Amoeba Is a Nearly Perfect Killer

Last week, a North Carolina man became a notorious microbial killer’s first confirmed victim this year. The 59-year-old Eddie Gray had unknowingly come across a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a man-made lake near Fayetteville in mid-July; 10 days later, he was dead. Since the brain-eating amoeba was first recognized and named , in 1970, grisly reports of its disastrous attacks have made he

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Should You Eat Fewer Eggs?

First eggs are bad. Then they’re OK. Now they’re bad again. Nutrition Diva puts the latest study on eggs and cholesterol in perspective — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Simpler than expected: A microbial community with small diversity cleans up algal blooms

Algae take up carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and turn the carbon into biomass while releasing the oxygen back to the atmosphere. Fast algal growth during phytoplankton blooms leads to a massive transfer of carbon dioxide into algal biomass. But what happens to the carbon next?

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Study shows that the Moon is older than previously believed

A new study spearheaded by Earth scientists at the University of Cologne's Institute of Geology and Mineralogy has constrained the age of the Moon to approximately 50 million years after the formation of the solar system. After the formation of the solar system, 4.56 billion years ago, the Moon formed approximately 4.51 billion years ago. The new study has thus determined that the Moon is signific

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Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis

National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradation About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister. The planting is part of a national “green legacy ” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings. Public offices have reportedly been shut down in order

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Did you solve it? The enduring appeal of Venn diagrams

The solutions to today’s puzzles Earlier today I set you these four Venn diagram teasers: 1) For each of the regions marked A to D below, think of a fraction that could belong in it, or say that it is impossible. (Each circle represents the set of fractions described by its rule.) Continue reading…

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Daily briefing: 11 steps to organizing the perfect meeting

Nature, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02330-z A scientist’s guide to short, effective and fruitful meetings. Plus: meet the protein engineers building molecules from scratch and Japan has approved its first human–animal embryo experiments.

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Huge hidden canyon under Greenland ice sheet may have flowing water

A valley longer than the Grand Canyon hidden beneath the Greenland ice sheet may carry running water. How quickly it flows may affect how the ice melts

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BU researchers predict global energy needs will increase 25% by 2050

, which could lead to more greenhouse gas emissions

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New software brings lower-resolution cryo-EM maps into focus

A new study outlines a technique to bring low-resolution Cyro-EM maps up to par for better identifying protein structures.

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Clinical trial reveals potential for treating larger strokes with thrombectomy

Building on research results published today in JAMA Neurology showing patients with larger ischemic strokes could benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, an international, multicenter Phase III clinical trial will be starting at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Study examines how picture books introduce kids to politics

Meagan Patterson of the University of Kansas has authored a study in which she analyzed political messages in some of the most popular picture books of the last several years to see how political topics are introduced to children.

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Origin of life: The importance of interfaces

Tiny gas-filled bubbles in the porous rock found around hot springs are thought to have played an important role in the origin of life. Temperature differences at the interface between liquid phases could therefore have initiated prebiotic chemical evolution.

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NASA's TESS mission scores 'hat trick' with 3 new worlds

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has found 3 new worlds in a system that promises to be among the most important targets for future studies.

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No, Lyme disease is not an escaped military bioweapon, despite what conspiracy theorists say

Ticks could spread weaponized bacteria – but B. burgdorferi that causes Lyme isn’t one of them. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University, CC BY-ND/) Could Lyme disease in the U.S. be the result of an accidental release from a secret bioweapons experiment? Could the military have specifically engineered the Lyme disease bacterium to be more insidious and destructive—and then let it somehow escape the lab and s

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AI-powered tool predicts cell behaviors during disease and treatment

Scientists have developed a tool that promises to reshape the way we study disease and disease treatment on a cellular level. Scientists have developed scGen, an AI-powered tool for predicting a cell's behavior in silico. scGen will help map and study cellular response to disease and treatment beyond experimentally available data.

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A New Great White Discovery | Shark Week's The Daily Bite

On today's episode The Daily Bite, snack on this year's biggest Great White discoveries with shark expert Luke Tipple. 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.f

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Lost Cities and Climate Change

Some people say “the climate has changed before,” as though that should be reassuring. It’s not — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New wireless transceiver chip goes ‘beyond 5G’

A new wireless transceiver boosts radio frequencies into 100-gigahertz territory, quadruple the speed of the upcoming 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless communications standard, researchers report. Labeled an “end-to-end transmitter-receiver” by its creators in the University of California, Irvine’s s Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs, the 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip is capab

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Trump Is Making Up Reasons to Stoke Racial Fears

Over the past two weeks, as President Donald Trump has picked fights with Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and now Elijah Cummings, a consensus has emerged: Trump has begun his reelection campaign. He’s stoking bigotry to motivate his conservative white base. It makes sense. But if Trump is launching an offensive, he’s also trying to solve a problem: He has le

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Trump’s Twitter Attacks Are Backfiring

If former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony to the House last week wasn’t the clear victory that many Democrats had hoped it would be, there are indications it didn’t go as well for President Donald Trump as he and his allies have claimed either. The first evidence came on Friday afternoon, when the president gave a series of nonsensical sound bites to reporters, saying that Barack Obama

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Happy Monday, Slack is down

If your computer or phone is pinging you a little less frequently today, it might be because Slack is having some service issues. "Some workspaces might be experiencing issues …

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Wanted: Old Chimney, Suitable for Roosting

Chimney swifts in search of homes eventually may have to return to hollows in big, broken trees. But there probably aren’t enough of them.

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2 Million People Streamed the 'Fortnite' World Cup Finals

Also, *Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood* nabbed Quentin Tarantino his best opening weekend yet.

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Real-life Terminator robot has learned how to use Glocks

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Newly discovered exoplanet trio could unravel the mysteries of super-Earth formation

NASA satellite has discovered two dozen nearby planets and expects hundreds more

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‘Luke Skywalker’ Robotic Prosthesis Allows Amputee to Feel Again

Image credit: Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering. One of the differences that has long separated the realm of science fiction and reality, at least where prosthetics and artificial human augmentation are concerned, is our ability to smoothly knit synthetic or cybernetic components into the human body. In Star Wars , Star Trek , the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or games like Deus E

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Who wins and who loses when airlines form alliances?

Allowing airlines to form international alliances leads to lower fares—but only for certain travelers. Passengers who combine two aligned carriers when making an overseas trip will see savings—but those traveling nonstop between international hubs may face higher costs due to lost competition from alliances, a new study shows. “On the pricing side, alliances have both an upside and a downside,” s

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Smart brain stimulators: Next-gen Parkinson's disease therapy

Researchers at the University of Houston have found neuro biomarkers for Parkinson's disease that can help create the next generation of 'smart' deep brain stimulators, able to respond to specific needs of Parkinson's disease patients.

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Tired of waiting on a waiter?

We've all been there…you're out to eat and in need of a refill or the check and the wait staff is nowhere to be found. It slows down business, reduces customer satisfaction and hurts the bottom line. New research in the upcoming INFORMS journal Management Science shows to counter this, restaurants should introduce tabletop technology as a demonstrated way to improve service and satisfaction.

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Engineers use heat-free tech for flexible electronics; print metal on flowers, gelatin

Researchers led by Iowa State's Martin Thuo are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin — on all kinds of materials. The technology creates flexible electronics that could have many applications such as monitoring crops, tracking a building's structural integrity or collecting biological data.

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Fish reveal limb-regeneration secrets

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out.

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Fish reveal limb-regeneration secrets

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out.

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China is on track to meet its climate change goals nine years early

An analysis has found that China's carbon dioxide emissions could peak by 2025, making a big contribution to reaching the Paris climate agreement goals

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Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety

A new study has revealed that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain.

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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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Workplace safety can worsen under bullying bosses

A new study suggests that bullying bosses aren't just bad for employee morale and well-being — they can also be bad for workplace safety.

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The U.S. Congress Has Started to Revive Gun Violence Research–and Must Follow Through

A new bill promises millions of dollars for lifesaving studies, and scientists should use it wisely — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Fortnite Season 10 teased just days ahead of its release date

Time travel capabilities are among the theories for the new season

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Contact lens: You blink and you zoom in

Researchers are in the news this week because of their soft biomimetic lens. Blink twice and you get yourself a closer look at things. Activated soft elastomer works to increase focal length.

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Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe's hospitals

Scientists are "extremely concerned" by a bacterium resistant to antibiotics of last resort.

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Study: Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior

University of Illinois social work professor Kate Wegmann found in a new study that black middle school students receive fewer warnings from their teachers about misbehavior, giving them fewer opportunities to correct their behavior on their own before the consequences escalate to exclusionary punishments such as office referrals and expulsion.

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Stem cell transplantation: Chance of survival increases with number of procedures

For other important outcomes, studies are less informative, the correlation is unclear or data are missing. IQWiG presents the first of overall 8 reports on evidence for minimum volumes.

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Solar panels cast shade on agriculture in a good way

Combining solar panel (photovoltaic) infrastructure and agriculture creates a mutually beneficial relationship. This practice of co-locating the two by planting crops under the shade of solar panels is called agrivoltaics.

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Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer made at University of Warwick

Cell freezing (cryopreservation) — which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research — can be dramatically improved using a new polymeric cryoprotectant, discovered at the University of Warwick, which reduces the amount of 'anti-freeze' needed to protect cells.

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Continuing the Apollo legacy

Fifty years after the first landing on the Moon, scientists from the University of Cologne have combined new geochemical information to determine the Moon's age using samples from different Apollo missions. The results are published in 'Nature Geoscience'.

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Dragon heart

A new study from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes, in a close collaboration with scientists at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and Zoo Atlanta, provides the first high-resolution sequence of the Komodo dragon, as well as insight into how it evolved.

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Researchers recreate the sun's solar wind and plasma 'burps' on Earth

A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison physicists mimicked solar winds in the lab, confirming how they develop and providing an Earth-bound model for the future study of solar physics.

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Veterans Affairs study finds genetic basis for re-experiencing symptoms in PTSD

A study based on VA's Million Veteran Program has identified multiple locations in the human genome related to the risk of re-experiencing traumatic memories, the most distinctive symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Extraordinarily thick organic light-emitting diodes solve nagging issues

By combining thin organic layers with thick layers of hybrid perovskite, researchers at Kyushu University in Japan have developed micrometer-thick organic light-emitting diodes that could improve the affordability and viewing angles of high-performance displays and televisions in the near future.

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New, portable tech sniffs out plant disease in the field

Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that plants release through their leaves.

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Hospitals key in the spread of extremely drug-resistant bacteria in Europe

New research has found that antibiotic-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, are spreading through hospitals in Europe. Certain strains of K. pneumoniae are resistant to the carbapenem antibiotics that represent the last line of defense in treating infections and are therefore regarded as extremely dru

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Doctors more likely to recommend antihistamines rather than cough & cold medicine for kids

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a Rutgers study found. Antihistamines are widely used over-the-counter to treat various allergic conditions. However, these medicines have little known benefit for children with colds, and some older antihistamines cause sedatio

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NASA's TESS mission finds 'missing link' planets

NASA's newest planet-hunting satellite has discovered a type of planet missing from our own solar system. The finding will soon allow for study of this 'missing link' between rocky Earth-like planets and gas-dominant mini-Neptunes.

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Standard vs. intensive blood pressure control to reduce the risk of stroke recurrence

This randomized clinical trial and meta-analysis focused on intensive blood pressure control compared with a standard control regimen on the risk of stroke in patients who had had a previous stroke.

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Clinical trial in China on acupuncture as added treatment for chronic stable angina

This randomized clinical trial with about 400 adults conducted in China investigated acupuncture as an added treatment to antianginal therapies in reducing the frequency of angina attacks in patients with chronic stable angina.

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Are parent-based sexual health interventions associated with improved adolescent sexual health outcomes?

This study (called a systematic review and meta-analysis) combined the results 31 randomized clinical trials with 12,464 adolescent participants to examine whether parent-based sexual health interventions were associated with three main outcomes: delayed sexual activity, improved condom use and parent-child sexual communication.

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Interventions aimed at parents and kids boost safe sex practices

Many parents are reluctant to talk with their kids about sex. But a new study shows that interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices — and do not make adolescents more likely to engage in sexual activity.

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TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate 'sub-Neptune'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date. The planets orbit a star just 73 light years away and include a small, rocky super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes — planets about half the size of our own icy giant.

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AI-powered tool predicts cell behaviors during disease and treatment

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a tool that promises to reshape the way we study disease and disease treatment on a cellular level. Mohammad Lotfollahi, Alex Wolf and Fabian Theis at the Institute of Computational Biology developed scGen, an AI-powered tool for predicting a cell's behavior in silico. scGen will help map and study cellular response to disease and treatment be

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SLAP microscope smashes speed records

A new 2-photon microscope captures videos of the brain faster than ever, revealing voltage changes and neurotransmitter release.

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Key gene behind hallmark of Lou Gehrig's disease identified

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators have pinpointed a key gene behind the formation of a toxic protein in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. As the proteins amass in the debilitating neurodegenerative disease, they damage healthy neurons and block cells' ability to function normally. When the gene's activity was depleted in neurons from patie

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Identity-shifting cells protect against rupture in atherosclerosis

During atherosclerosis, a select group of cells in the artery wall move and transform to protect plaque from bursting into the artery, a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. The team has also pinpointed a gene that seems to be behind the cells' transformation. In addition, population genomic data indicates individuals with more activity in this particul

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Physicists Made a Hot Plasma Doughnut to Study Solar Wind

Temperatures inside the Big Red Ball apparatus reached more than 150,000 degrees.

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A VxWorks Operating System Bug Exposes 200 Million Critical Devices

VxWorks is designed as a secure, "real-time" operating system for continuously functioning devices, like medical equipment, elevator controllers, or satellite modems.

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Discovery of 3 Exoplanets in a System Just 73 Light-Years Away Has Scientists Excited

"We've found very few planets like this in the habitable zone."

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What a lack of unexplained gory deaths tells us about dark matter

A dark-matter particle of a certain size range would cause an injury like an exotic gunshot wound if it hit a human being. Fortunately, that’s apparently not the size these particles come in.

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High performance from extraordinarily thick organic light-emitting diodes

Nature, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1435-5 Extraordinarily thick organic light-emitting diodes can be fabricated using hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites as the transport layers, thus relaxing fabrication constraints without affecting their efficiency, voltage requirement or durability.

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Gene regions linked to PTSD

Study of US military veterans finds overlap with release of stress hormone. Paul Biegler reports.

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Big Red Ball gives clues to the sun’s wind

US researchers gain insight into the largest magnetic field in the solar system. Barry Keily reports.

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What makes this dragon fierce

Komodo’s genome reveals the secrets of a renowned hunter and fighter. Dyani Lewis reports.

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Filming fast: scientists capture molecular rotation

Quantum movie presents 651 images in trillionths of a second.

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TESS discovers three new planets of interest

Planetary system orbiting unusually quiet star is ideal for habitability searches, astronomers say.

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Alpha-synuclein is one of the good guys

Study reveals crucial role in DNA repair.

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In a first, physicists re-created the sun’s spiraling solar wind in a lab

Some of the sun’s fundamental physics have been re-created with plasma inside a vacuum chamber

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SLAP microscope smashes speed records

A new microscope breaks a long-standing speed limit, recording footage of brain activity 15 times faster than scientists once believed possible. It gathers data quickly enough to record neurons' voltage spikes and release of chemical messengers over large areas, monitoring hundreds of synapses simultaneously—a giant leap for the powerful imaging technique called two-photon microscopy.

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Researchers recreate the sun's solar wind and plasma 'burps' on Earth

The sun's solar wind affects nearly everything in the solar system. It can disrupt the function of Earth's satellites and creates the lights of the auroras.

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NASA's TESS mission finds 'missing link' planets

NASA's newest planet-hunting satellite has discovered a type of planet missing from our own solar system.

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Komodo dragon genome reveals clues about its evolution

The Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world. These predators weighing up to 200 pounds can detect their prey from up to 7.5 miles away. And although they are cold-blooded, they can ramp up their metabolism to near mammalian levels, which gives them great speed and endurance. However, scientists have understood little about how the DNA of these remarkable lizards encodes such astounding

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Spotting tomato blight with a smartphone

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that plants release through their leaves.

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Extraordinarily thick organic light-emitting diodes solve nagging issues

By combining thin organic layers with thick layers of hybrid perovskite, researchers at Kyushu University in Japan have developed micrometer-thick organic light-emitting diodes that could improve the affordability and viewing angles of high-performance displays and televisions in the near future.

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How Komodo dragons survive deadly bites from other Komodos

First-ever genome analysis reveals what makes these lizards such fierce hunters

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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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Laboratory study paves way for new approach to treating hair loss in humans

Japanese scientists have developed an efficient method of successfully generating hair growth in nude mice. The new method can be scaled up and therefore shows great potential for clinical applications in human hair regenerative therapy.Their findings were published on May 9, 2019 in Biomaterials.

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UMD studies green infrastructure to manage more intense stormwater with climate change

UMD researchers are connecting climate change to stormwater management, with the goal of increasing resiliency to major storm events. In a new case study, researchers examine two distinct watersheds and demonstrate that even small decentralized stormwater management practices like rain gardens can make a big cumulative difference to the resiliency of a watershed, using predictive modeling to asses

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Study finds worrisome birth-control knowledge gaps

A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. The research, conducted in the Vietnam capital of Hanoi, included four forms of contraception: IUDs, birth control pills, male condoms and withdrawal.

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Sun’s Puzzling Plasma Recreated in a Laboratory

Even a celestial body as familiar as the sun has a few secrets . Above the sun’s visible surface, hot gases made up of charged particles stretch into space to form the sun’s superheated outer layers, including the streaky corona, which can be seen looking like a lion’s mane during a total solar eclipse. Some process heats up these plasmas in the corona to millions of degrees and makes them speed

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Komodo dragon genome reveals clues about its evolution

The Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world. These predators weighing up to 200 pounds can detect their prey from up to 7.5 miles away. And although they are cold-blooded, they can ramp up their metabolism to near mammalian levels, which gives them great speed and endurance. However, scientists have understood little about how the DNA of these remarkable lizards encodes such astounding

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Spotting tomato blight with a smartphone

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that plants release through their leaves.

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This Robotic Contact Lens Can Zoom in or out Just by Blinking

Robotic Lens A team of scientists from the University of California San Diego created a spy movie-esque contact lens that zooms in and out when you blink, New Scientist reports . The researchers are hoping the lens could one day be used in visual prostheses — smart eye-wear that can act as tiny binoculars. Eyes Have It The team figured out that the electrical potential between the front and back

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To explore or exploit? Fishing vessel records show trade-offs

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

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Physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: Magnetism

Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now scientists have shown that the wonder material also generates a type of magnetism once only dreamed of theoretically.

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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.

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Unstuck Proteins

This is a pretty interesting paper on several levels. It sheds light on Mucin I kidney disease (MKD), on protein degradation pathways (a hot topic these days, as those in the industry well know), and it also provides a small molecule lead compound. It’s a large multicenter team, starting off with the Broad Institute, but bringing in several other associated groups around Boston and Cambridge, as

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Sailing to America: Teen to bring her climate activism to US

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat.

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Oyster seeding: A 'tangible, physical' way to help the water

Restoring oyster beds and helping keep the water clean isn't just for scientists and environmental groups anymore.

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Why governments should prioritize well-being | Nicola Sturgeon

In 2018, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand established the network of Wellbeing Economy Governments to challenge the acceptance of GDP as the ultimate measure of a country's success. In this visionary talk, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the far-reaching implications of a "well-being economy" — which places factors like equal pay, childcare, mental health and access to green

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Hackers could use connected cars to gridlock whole cities

In the year 2026, at rush hour, your self-driving car abruptly shuts down right where it blocks traffic. You climb out to see gridlock down every street in view, then a news alert on your watch …

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How a 2017 radioactive plume may be tied to Russia and nixed neutrino research

A botched attempt at producing radioactive material needed for a neutrino experiment may have released ruthenium-106 to the atmosphere in 2017.

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Storbritannien kopierer og misforvalter central Schengen-database

Briterne har skabt problemer i Schengen-samarbejdet uden officielt at være en del af det.

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Researchers discover therapy to treat drug-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a new combination treatment regimen that enhances the immune system's ability to kill leukemias that do not respond to standard treatments. The regimen includes a therapeutic antibody designed to draw natural killer immune cells to cancer cells.

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Study considers sensory impacts of global climate change

Climate change affects not only the growth and survival of marine animals, but also their senses. A new study synthesizes the results of sensory change studies — revealing both broad patterns and intriguing outliers — and provides a conceptual framework to help guide future research in this emerging field.

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Current challenges and next steps in treating pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome

A new review of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS) highlights the lack of data available for standard treatment approaches and adjunctive therapies, leading to sig-nificant variability in patient management.

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Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations

The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. The University of Bristol Veterinary School study, published in Biological Conservation [July 25, 2019], is the first to analyse trends in global ivory market values since the ban came into effect.

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Fish reveal limb-regeneration secrets

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan State University scientists show that gar, a toothy, freshwater fish, can reveal many evolutionary secrets – even possible genetic blueprints for limb regeneration in people.

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Predatory journals could damage the legitimacy of scientific publishing

'Predatory journals' pose a danger that could undermine the quality, integrity, and reliability of published scientific research, a new joint statement from 3 leading organizations, professional in medical writing and publication planning, has warned.

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How California keeps blocking Trump's environmental rollbacks

California's sweeping deal with four major automakers last week to boost gas mileage standards and cut tailpipe emissions wasn't the first time the Golden State has outmaneuvered the Trump administration, which has been planning instead to loosen pollution rules for car companies nationwide.

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Demonstration of alpha particle confinement capability in helical fusion plasmas

A team of fusion researchers succeeded in proving that energetic ions with energy in mega electron volt (MeV) range are superiorly confined in a plasma for the first time in helical systems. This promises the alpha particle (helium ion) confinement required for realizing fusion energy in a helical reactor.

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Changes in Earth's gravity field: Unique data series will be continued

The first gravity maps of the GRACE-FO mission are now available. The twin satellites of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and NASA continuously measure the Earth's gravitational field and thus carry on the successful GRACE mission. The acronym stands for Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment. Groundbreaking results of the GRACE mission were, for example, observations of Greenland's

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When your gut makes its own alcohol it's called 'auto-brewery syndrome'

When yeast becomes trapped in your gut, very rarely it can start fermenting alcohol. Individuals with auto-brewery syndrome need to avoid eating carbs and sugar, or they can become incredibly intoxicated during inconvenient moments, such as when they're driving or working at the office. The condition can cause a multitude of health issues and make life truly challenging for those afflicted by it.

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Simpler than expected: A microbial community with small diversity cleans up algal blooms

Algae blooms regularly make for pretty, swirly satellite photos of lakes and oceans. They also make the news occasionally for poisoning fish, people and other animals. What's less frequently discussed is the outsize role they play in global carbon cycling. A recent study now reveals surprising facts about carbon flow in phytoplankton blooms. Unexpectedly few bacterial clades with a restricted set

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Mechanical forces control cell fate during brain formation

The study shows that during the embryonic development of the brain, the cells that are between adjacent segments detect the mechanical forces generated during morphogenesis to regulate the balance between progenitor stem cells and differentiated neurons.

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Supposed disorder is not disorder after all

While the correct function of many proteins depends on their three-dimensional structure, some appear to adopt random forms. For one of them, a team of researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has shown that the supposed disorder is not disorder after all: the protein HMGA1a adopts dynamic, more compact structures that depend on its phosphorylation. A malfunction of HMGA1a can lead to cancer.

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Travelling towards a quantum internet at light speed

Osaka University researchers demonstrated a new method for transmitting quantum information over long distances by using circularly polarized light to flip the spin state of an electron on a quantum dot. This work may show the way towards a completely secure 'quantum internet.'

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How can you reliably spot a fake smile? Ask a computer

Real and fake smiles can be tricky to tell apart, but researchers at the University of Bradford have now developed computer software that can spot false facial expressions.

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'Deforming' solar cells could be clue to improved efficiency

Solar cells and light sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage of an unusual property due to deformations and defects in their structures.

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A catalyst for sustainable methanol

Scientists at ETH Zurich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. Offering realistic market potential, the technology paves the way for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

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UVA discovers incredible HULLK that controls prostate cancer progression

Researchers believe the discovery could be used to target and stop the progression of a cancer that kills more than 30,000 American men every year.

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All Kentucky public schools will soon display ‘In God We Trust’

The law was sponsored by a Republican legislator who's also a Christian minister. Critics, including the American Civil Liberties Union–Kentucky, argue that it's a violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. For decades, many have tried, unsuccessfully, to have the national motto removed from currency, on which it's appeared since 1864. None Students at Kentucky's public schools will

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‘Smart’ fabric boosts wearable device signals to save power

A new way for wearable devices to connect incorporates conductive textiles into clothing to dynamically connect several devices at once. Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays, and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices are singularly connected to a user’s smart phone and transmit

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Oppo’s ‘Waterfall Screen’ Eliminates Side Bezels Entirely

Smartphone manufacturers, particularly those based in China, have been involved in a frantic race to lay claim to having the highest screen-to-body ratio on their devices. This has resulted …

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In Brazil, Mending an Urban Fabric With Geometry and Bamboo

With designer and artist Alison Grace Martin, architects and engineers are embracing “the logic of the weave.”

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Workplace safety can worsen under bullying bosses, study finds

A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses aren't just bad for employee morale and well-being—they can also be bad for workplace safety.

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Geoengineering is very controversial. How can you do experiments? Harvard has some ideas.

A new committee will consider the wisdom of outdoor experiments, and may set the stage for more.

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Cyano-Collage: You Can’t Photoshop This Mountain

Artist Wu Chi-Tsung combines cyanotype photography with traditional Chinese painting to create his jaw-dropping mountain ranges.

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Is FaceApp Safe to Use?

Over the past couple of weeks, FaceApp—the AI-driven photo augmentation tool for smartphones—became the source of a major data privacy controversy that appears to have been greatly overstated. Nevertheless, it points to a clear and common issue about the rights we may give up with potentially any app we allow on our devices. What Happened With FaceApp? On July 14th, developer Joshua Nozzi tweeted

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Light may magnetise non-magnetic metals, propose physicists

Physicists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light.

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Demonstration of alpha particle confinement capability in helical fusion plasmas

A team of fusion researchers demonstrated that ions with energy in mega electron volt range are superiorly confined in a plasma for the first time in helical systems. This promises alpha particle confinement required for realizing fusion energy in a helical reactor. The results were obtained by deuterium plasma experiments in the Large Helical Device and with a newly developed detector for measuri

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Babies display empathy for victims as early as 6 months — Ben-Gurion U. researchers

'The findings indicate that even during a baby's first year, the infant is already sensitive to others' feelings and can draw complicated conclusions about the context of a particular emotional display,' says Dr. Florina Uzefovsky, head of the BGU Bio-Empathy Lab. 'Even during the first year, babies are able to identify figures who 'deserve' empathy and which ones do not, and if it appears that th

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Lymph nodes can predict survival in patients with esophageal cancer

It is difficult for physicians to estimate recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Researchers from Osaka University have found that the response of lymph nodes, as opposed to that of primary tumors, to neoadjuvant chemotherapy is more effective in predicting disease recurrence and patient survival in individuals with metastatic esophageal cancer. This finding is likely to enha

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DIY balloon pump takes microfluidics to the people

The ingenious device unveiled in the prestigious Lab on a Chip journal cost just $2 to make, yet works almost as well as its expensive and cumbersome lab counterparts.

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Hackers could use connected cars to gridlock whole cities

In a future when self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of cars. Physicists calculated how many hacked, stalled connected cars would cause how much mayhem.

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Microsoft Invests $1 Billion in OpenAI’s Mission to Build Artificial General Intelligence

Since its inception in 2015, OpenAI has been chasing the lofty goal of developing artificial general intelligence (AGI) for the benefit of all. But it turns out that doesn’t come cheap, so now Microsoft will pump $1 billion into OpenAI’s effort. As smart as today’s best AI is, it still doesn’t have the kind of general intelligence humans are blessed with . Machines have reached superhuman perform

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Young crime is often a phase, and locking kids up is counterproductive

Last week, violent riots erupted in the NSW Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre. Several inmates allegedly attacked known sex offenders, and a held a siege on the rooftop lasting nearly 22 hours. In June, officers at the centre walked off the job after a number of violent attacks by detainees.

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Shark Loses Tooth After Breach | Shark Week

After capturing a shark breach off Seal Island, Josh Gates pulls out a shark tooth from the team's seal decoy. Stream Expedition Unknown: Megalodon on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/full-episodes/expedition-unknown-megalodon 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/Sub

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Predatory journals could damage the legitimacy of scientific publishing

Predatory journals pose a danger that could undermine the quality, integrity, and reliability of published scientific research, a new joint statement from three leading organizations, professional in medical writing and publication planning, has warned.

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Redefining the kilogram means redefining how we measure wealth

Between November 2008 and October 2014, an additional $85 billion was created on an almost-monthly basis by the United States Federal Reserve Bank. As a result, the total amount of newly created electronic cash used to purchase government bonds in that period is estimated to be $4.5 trillion.

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For a fragile frog population, wildfire is the latest challenge

Katy Delaney stood at the top of the canyon, below her feet a wooded glen transformed into a wasteland.

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Single-electrode material streamlines functions into a tiny chip

Ruthenium oxide is used to integrate energy-storing microsupercapacitors and thin-film electronics at the transistor level.

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Tart cherry juice may juice up the brain

In a new study published in Food & Function , researchers at the University of Delaware found daily intake of Montmorency tart cherry juice improved memory scores among adults, ages 65 to 73 years.

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New drug providing hope for babies with aggressive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

A breakthrough new drug is providing hope to tiny babies at risk of dying from an aggressive form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and could help all cancer patients.

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Do babies like yawning? Evidence from brain activity

Contagious yawning is observed in many mammals, but there is no such report in human babies. Whether babies recognize yawning is an unanswered question.A new study in Chuo University and Japan Women's University provides a new insight to this question. It suggested that 5- to 8-month-old babies show face-specific brain activity in response to yawning.

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For a fragile frog population, wildfire is the latest challenge

Katy Delaney stood at the top of the canyon, below her feet a wooded glen transformed into a wasteland.

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Some good conservation news: India's tiger numbers are going up

Indian tiger numbers are up, according to one of the most detailed wildlife surveys ever conducted. Tiger populations have risen by 6%, to roughly 3,000 animals.

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Getting the measure of living biomaterials

Nature, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02263-7 A goal of tissue engineers is to use 3D printers to assemble living filaments into tissues that then transform into more-mature forms through predictable shape changes. A study of single living filaments provides a basis for this approach.

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Some good conservation news: India's tiger numbers are going up

Indian tiger numbers are up, according to one of the most detailed wildlife surveys ever conducted. Tiger populations have risen by 6%, to roughly 3,000 animals.

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Europas 'batteridronning': »Vi burde være selvforsynende«

PLUS. Professor Kristina Edström fra Uppsala jagter næste generation af batterier som leder af Europas største batteriprojekter. Det er ikke alene effekt og spænding, hun sigtet efter, men også genanvendelighed og tilgængelige materialer

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Sevenhugs' dumber, cheaper Smart Remote U takes on Logitech – CNET

The Smart Control U and X offer universal remote control with or without the "contextual awareness" which lets you operate the device you're pointing at.

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EU court rules sites must warn about Facebook 'like' button

Europe's top court ruled Monday that online retailers must warn web users that they send personal data to Facebook through the "like" button.

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Workplace safety can worsen under bullying bosses, PSU study finds

A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses aren't just bad for employee morale and well-being — they can also be bad for workplace safety.

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Stanford physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: Magnetism

Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now Stanford scientists have shown that the wonder material also generates a type of magnetism once only dreamed of theoretically.

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DIY pump takes science out of the lab

A simple pressure pump, made from balloons and nylon stockings, will give more people in more places the ability to test for water contaminants and analyze blood samples.

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Travelling towards a quantum internet at light speed

A research team lead by Osaka University demonstrated how information encoded in the circular polarization of a laser beam can be translated into the spin state of an electron in a quantum dot, each being a quantum bit and a quantum computer candidate. The achievement represents a major step towards a "quantum internet," in which future computers can rapidly and securely send and receive quantum i

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A catalyst for sustainable methanol

Scientists at ETH Zurich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. Offering realistic market potential, the technology paves the way for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

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Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer

Cell freezing (cryopreservation)—which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research—can be dramatically improved using a new polymeric cryoprotectant, discovered at the University of Warwick, which reduces the amount of 'anti-freeze' needed to protect cells.

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We've heard of self-actualization, but what is secondary integration?

Kazimierz Dąbrowski was a friend of Abraham Maslow who presented a competing model to the hierarchy of needs called the theory of positive disintegration. While Maslow focuses on motivation as a means of developing, Dąbrowski's model focuses on how crises can transform us. What are the differences between the two models, and is positive disintegration a more accurate way to characterize human gro

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Image: Ahuna Mons on Ceres

This image, based on observations from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the largest mountain on the dwarf planet Ceres.

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Seeing moving objects around corners

David Lindell, a graduate student in electrical engineering at Stanford University, donned a high visibility tracksuit and got to work, stretching, pacing and hopping across an empty room. Through a camera aimed away from Lindell—at what appeared to be a blank wall—his colleagues could watch his every move.

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Ghanaian case study: How 'bride price' reinforces negative stereotypes

Marriage is an institution common to all cultures. Very often it's accompanied by transfers—in most cases in the form of payments—between the families of the groom and the bride.

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Blame these neurons for an itch that start with a tickle

The identification of the neuronal pathway, from the skin to the spinal cord, responsible for transmitting the sensation called mechanical itch, could pave the way for treating patients with chronic itch. What is mechanical itch? Take a piece of tissue, twist it into a stiff peak and brush it against the fine hair beneath your lower lip—the sensation creates an itch, but unlike the bite from a mo

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What's a 'Science Princess' doing in Alaska?

Celeste Labedz's picture of herself dressed up as a princess while on a field trip researching glaciers has become a viral hit.

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Star Wars News: The End of 'Rise of Skywalker' Will Melt Your Mind

Just ask Kevin Smith. Plus: Marvel's Kylo Ren origin story, use the Force—in VR, a movie-authentic Boba Fett helmet from Hasbro, and more.

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Desert seed-harvesting ants will save nestmates from spiderwebs

It started out as a typical day at work for ant researcher Christina Kwapich.

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Ro5 researchers suggest radioactive readings in 2017 were from a major nuclear release

A very large team of researchers from across Europe has found evidence that suggests radioactive ruthenium readings across the continent in 2017 were from an unknown nuclear source. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of the unusual readings two years ago and what they found.

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Increasing tree cover may be like a 'superfood' for community mental health

Increasing tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney and increasing the proportion of homes in urban areas within 10 minutes' walk of quality green, open and public space are among the New South Wales premier's new priorities. Cities around Australia have similar goals. In our latest study, we asked if more of any green space will do? Or does the type of green space matter for our mental h

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Asthma medication inhibits changes in diabetic retinopathy in type 1 diabetes mouse

A new study found the asthma medication montelukast (brand name Singulair) can inhibit early changes in diabetic retinopathy, the eye disease which develops due to diabetes, in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes.

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Desert seed-harvesting ants will save nestmates from spiderwebs

It started out as a typical day at work for ant researcher Christina Kwapich.

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Performing chemistry in floating droplets

Could chemists be ready to ditch the venerable test tube, the very symbol of chemistry in the minds of many people? Maybe not quite yet, but Caltech's Jack Beauchamp is working on it.

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Monkey from 18 million years ago was teeny tiny

Scientists have discovered the 18-million-year-old remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found. The scientists have identified a fossilized tooth found in Peru’s Amazon jungle as belonging to a new species of the tiny monkey that was no heavier than a hamster. The specimen is important because it helps bridge a 15-million-year gap in the fossil record for New World monkeys, say researchers,

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Even young kids can learn who to trust to be fair with money

Kids can engage in complex economic exchanges involving judgements about trust, according to new research. Adults often engage in mutually beneficial interactions—such as business transactions—that require trust that others will reciprocate. The new study shows this social behavior can develop as early as preschool. Researchers conducted experiments with 4-year-olds and 6-year-olds to determine i

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Thermal management of hybrid nanoparticles

In a recent study published in Nanoscale, researchers show increases in cooling time for poorer hydrocarbon solvents compared to better solvents, indicate penetration of solvent into the ligand layer facilitates improved heat transfer to the matrix.

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Sir Rex Richards obituary

Distinguished chemist who helped to pioneer nuclear magnetic resonance – a new method of analysis Rex Richards, who has died aged 96, was a scientist driven not only by a personal thirst for discovery but by the satisfaction of creating conditions in which others could flourish. He was practical and inventive, but having helped to pioneer the application of a new method of analysis – nuclear magn

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Performing chemistry in floating droplets

Could chemists be ready to ditch the venerable test tube, the very symbol of chemistry in the minds of many people? Maybe not quite yet, but Caltech's Jack Beauchamp is working on it.

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Image: Hubble snaps a galactic potpourri of particles

Every now and then, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope glimpses a common object—say, a spiral galaxy—in an interesting or unusual way. A sharply angled perspective, such as the one shown in this Hubble image, can make it seem as if we, the viewers, are craning our necks to see over a barrier into the galaxy's bright center.

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Being and drunkenness: How to party like an existentialist

Existentialism has a reputation for being angst-ridden and gloomy mostly because of its emphasis on pondering the meaninglessness of existence, but two of the best-known existentialists knew how to have fun in the face of absurdity. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre spent a lot of time partying: talking, drinking, dancing, laughing, loving and listening to music with friends, and this was a

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In a world of autonomous vehicles, this is why we'll need more public transport than ever

The media is fascinated by autonomous vehicles (AVs), in particular their safety and when or if they will arrive en masse. A bigger and more important question is how AVs will work together as fleets and whether they work with public transport to move more people with fewer vehicles to solve our urban congestion and pollution challenges. There is growing consensus that while personal electric AVs

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Tracer galaxies probe the cosmic background

The universe, perhaps surprisingly, is not comprised of galaxies randomly distributed throughout space; that is, it is not very homogeneous. Instead, its galaxies are clustered into distinct structures, typically gigantic filaments separated by vast voids—the "large-scale structure (LSS)," an architecture whose discovery and mappings were pioneered by CfA astronomers about thirty years ago. Astron

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When tree planting actually damages ecosystems

Tree planting has been widely promoted as a solution to climate change, because plants absorb the climate-warming gases from Earth's atmosphere as they grow. World leaders have already committed to restoring 350m hectares of forest by 2030 and a recent report suggested that reforesting a billion hectares of land could store a massive 205 gigatonnes of carbon—two thirds of all the carbon released i

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Light may magnetise non-magnetic metals, propose physicists

Physicists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light.

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Plastic pollution piles the pressure on Myanmar's troubled turtles

A new survey has revealed yet another hurdle facing Myanmar's already-threatened turtle hatchlings: plastic. As if avoiding being harvested as eggs and enduring soaring nest temperatures were not enough, these helpless newborns must now clamber over washed-up plastic bottle caps, coffee sachets and food packaging on their hazardous journey down the beach to reach the relative safety of the sea.

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When tree planting actually damages ecosystems

Tree planting has been widely promoted as a solution to climate change, because plants absorb the climate-warming gases from Earth's atmosphere as they grow. World leaders have already committed to restoring 350m hectares of forest by 2030 and a recent report suggested that reforesting a billion hectares of land could store a massive 205 gigatonnes of carbon—two thirds of all the carbon released i

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Can tinkering with gut microbes really improve our health?

Steven Finkel tells the story of a close family member who had a discomforting health issue—the kind you don't discuss at the dinner table.

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Can tinkering with gut microbes really improve our health?

Steven Finkel tells the story of a close family member who had a discomforting health issue—the kind you don't discuss at the dinner table.

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After years of decline, some European seagrass meadows show signs of recovery

European research has found that a third of European seagrass was lost to disease, declining water quality and coastal development, chiefly during the 1970s and 1980s. However, since the late 20th century that decline has been gradually slowing and in some places seagrass meadows are recovering as a result of EU measures to improve water quality. The findings, made by European scientists including

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After years of decline, some European seagrass meadows show signs of recovery

European research has found that a third of European seagrass was lost to disease, declining water quality and coastal development, chiefly during the 1970s and 1980s. However, since the late 20th century that decline has been gradually slowing and in some places seagrass meadows are recovering as a result of EU measures to improve water quality. The findings, made by European scientists including

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Scientists look to synthetic biology and 3-D printing for life support in space

As NASA gears up to send humans back to the moon or even to Mars, they'll need to figure out how to keep these humans healthy and safe, far away from the resource-abundant Earth.

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Scientists look to synthetic biology and 3-D printing for life support in space

As NASA gears up to send humans back to the moon or even to Mars, they'll need to figure out how to keep these humans healthy and safe, far away from the resource-abundant Earth.

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Single-electrode material streamlines functions into a tiny chip

The ability to combine many functions into a single microchip is a significant advance in the quest to perfect the tiny, self-powered sensors that will expand the Internet of things. KAUST researchers have managed to combine sensing, energy-harvesting, current-rectifying and energy-storage functions into a single microchip.

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Team's study reveals details of new DNA repair pathway

A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered how a DNA repair pathway protein shields sites of damage to avoid mutations and maintain genome integrity.

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Digitizing and replicating the world of materials

Is it possible to digitally replicate the way light shines off silk, the kaleidoscope of colors on butterfly wings, or the structure of fabrics, plastics, and stones? A team of researchers at EPFL's Realistic Graphics Lab, headed by Wenzel Jakob, is developing computer models to do just that. Their process begins by meticulously digitizing any material they can lay their hands on, using a sophisti

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Team's study reveals details of new DNA repair pathway

A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered how a DNA repair pathway protein shields sites of damage to avoid mutations and maintain genome integrity.

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Just how resilient are biofilms?

Biofilms hold promise for generating electricity and removing contamination from groundwater, but they also threaten many industrial processes and human health. As the environment changes in which these biofilms thrive, it is unclear how well these living systems will function. Earlier studies proved that certain biofilms were more resilient to changes in their environment, but how they survived w

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Just how resilient are biofilms?

Biofilms hold promise for generating electricity and removing contamination from groundwater, but they also threaten many industrial processes and human health. As the environment changes in which these biofilms thrive, it is unclear how well these living systems will function. Earlier studies proved that certain biofilms were more resilient to changes in their environment, but how they survived w

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Sharing Your \#HotGirlSummer? Buy Megan Thee Stallion's Album

The MC launched a huge meme. The internet should thank her.

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To Compete With Mattress Startups, Tempur Sealy Plugs Into Data

The old-school mattress maker is the latest in a string of legacy brands to offer high-tech bedding complete with sensors, apps, and streams of data.

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To feed its 1.4 billion, China bets big on genome editing of crops

Scientists there are forging ahead with CRISPR, even as regulations remain unclear

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Scientists now know how cilantro works against seizures

New research uncovers the molecular action that enables cilantro to effectively delay certain seizures common in epilepsy and other diseases. Herbs, including cilantro, have a long history of use as folk medicine anticonvulsants. Until now, many of the underlying mechanisms of how the herbs worked remained unknown. The study in FASEB Journal explains the molecular action of cilantro ( Coriandrum

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Lying messes with your assessment of others’ emotions

Dishonesty diminishes a person’s ability to read others’ emotions, or “interpersonal cognition,” according to new research. And here’s one of the other key findings: The consequences snowball. One dishonest act can set in motion even more dishonesty. “It can be a vicious cycle,” says Ashley E. Hardin, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Olin Business School at Washington Univers

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Ticks aren’t the only critter to spread Lyme disease

Researchers have sequenced the genome of an animal that carries the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. It’s not a tick, but the white-footed mouse. Scientists say the move is a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent the disease’s transmission and provides a launching pad for fresh approaches to stopping it from infecting people. It took researchers four years to decode the genetic mak

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‘It has been totally positive’: the couples brought together by an autism diagnosis

When one partner in a relationship learns they are autistic, it can explain years of frustration and confusion. And, for many, the knowledge makes their bond stronger than ever When their children were young, Karen and David took them to a noisy restaurant. Their two-year-old daughter was being loud and excitable, as toddlers tend to be, and David suddenly got up and walked out. There were many i

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Image of the Day: Tree Hugger

Water flows between a dead-looking stump and nearby trees on an alternating schedule.

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Pressure in ‘plumbing’ could predict when volcanoes will blow

It may be possible to pick up signs that volcanoes are about to erupt, according to new research. In a study of Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano, researchers report that pressure changes in the volcano’s summit reservoirs helped explain the number of earthquakes—or seismicity—in the upper East Rift Zone. This zone is a highly active region where several eruptions have occurred over the last few decades,

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Microfluidics: 2-D fingerprints of heterogenous proteins in solution

Microfluidic systems are used in molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology to rapidly analyze heterogenous biomolecular mixtures with high recovery rates and minute sample volumes. However, it is challenging to combine preparative and analytical processes within a single device for fast integrated analysis. In a recent study now published on Microsystems and Nanoengineering, Kadi L. Saar a

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The Good Kind of Crazy: The Quest for Exotic Propulsion

Traditional rockets won't get us to the stars. Some scientists are pushing against the edges of physics to find out what will — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Gigantic, mysterious radiation leak traced to facility in Russia

In 2017, atmospheric radiation spiked to as much as 100 times that seen during the Fukushima disaster. Now the source has been traced to a facility in Russia

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The Internet Is a Cesspool of Racist Pseudoscience

The author of Superior: The Return of Race Science knows this from firsthand experience — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Are Anti-vaxxers Conscientious Objectors?

By April, 2019 was already a bad year for measles. Outbreaks were occurring all over the world, including in Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Sudan, Thailand, and Ukraine. In the Philippines, more than 200 people, most of them children, had died from measles in January and February. By the end of February, 13 deaths had been reported in Europe. And the European outbreak had already traveled to t

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The Internet Is a Cesspool of Racist Pseudoscience

The author of Superior: The Return of Race Science knows this from firsthand experience — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Next satellite in the European Data Relay System is fueled

The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has finished fueling and is days away from launch.

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Coincidence and the Law of Large Numbers

Weird things happen to most people at some point in their lives, and if not to you directly than probably to someone you know. But what is the ultimate meaning to such coincidences? They may seem amazing, and psychologically scream out for an equally amazing explanation. Skeptics caution, however, that our tendency to see patterns and impose satisfying explanations combine with our relative lack

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Research team develops technology for creating flexible sensors on topographic surfaces

At the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Dr. Hyunjung Yi of the Post-Silicon Semiconductor Institute and her research team have developed a transfer-printing technology that uses hydrogel and nano ink to create high-performance sensors on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures.

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Could viruses affect climate? New study probes effects on global nutrient cycle

Nowadays we're getting more used to the idea that entire ecosystems of tiny bacteria are living on our skin, in the soil of our gardens and within the oceans where we catch dinner.

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Scientists film rotating carbonyl sulphide molecules

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 headed by DESY's Joch

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Dear Therapist: I’m Ashamed of How I Treated My Dying Husband

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 of 19 years passed away in April. He had Stage 4 cancer, but was not bedridden. He was a positive, happy guy and just a very, very good husband. He spoiled me throughout our married life. I am so co

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Could viruses affect climate? New study probes effects on global nutrient cycle

Nowadays we're getting more used to the idea that entire ecosystems of tiny bacteria are living on our skin, in the soil of our gardens and within the oceans where we catch dinner.

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Meeting the challenges of research across Africa

Nature, Published online: 29 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02311-2 Seven researchers from African nations discuss the career implications of developing their research at home or abroad.

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What Jacob Rees-Mogg's language rules reveal about him | David Shariatmadari

His linguistic intolerance suggests a personality that values order and obedience above all Jacob Rees-Mogg must be in seventh heaven right now. His obsession with anachronistic rules and rituals finally has a professional justification. Boris Johnson has made him leader of the House of Commons, a British institution more steeped in arcane ritual than almost any other. He even has a bonus title,

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NASA's Mars 2020 rover does biceps curls

The robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can still curl heavy weights with the best. In this time-lapse video, taken July 19, 2019, in the clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the rover's 7-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) arm handily maneuvers 88 pounds' (40 kilograms') worth of sensor

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DJI Robomaster S1 Review: It Goes Pew Pew and Teaches Coding

DJI's new wheeled drone doesn't fly, but it does offer loads of educational fun with Scratch/Python programming, a turret, and innovative wheels.

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The Bizarre, Peaty Science of Arctic Wildfires

Peat is the organic material that gives Scotch its characteristic taste. But it's also a potent fuel that's powering unprecedented Arctic wildfires.

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Trump's Cyber Czar Is Back—and He Wants to Make Hackers Suffer

Former White House top cybersecurity official Tom Bossert reveals his new startup, Trinity. Its focus: "active threat inference."

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Radio galaxy 3C 236 investigated with LOFAR

Using the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) astronomers took a closer look at the giant radio galaxy 3C 236. The observations, detailed in a paper published July 22 on the arXiv pre-print repository, shed more light on the morphology and structure of 3C 236, which could be helpful in advancing our knowledge about radio galaxies in general.

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Just one dose of the HPV vaccine may be enough to lower cancer rates

A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine seems to be almost as good as two or three injections for preventing cervical precancerous lesions

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NASA Fed Apollo 11 Moon Rocks to Cockroaches (And Then Things Got Even Weirder)

The rocks were also dumped into fishbowls. And injected into mice. No, really.

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Myndigheder advarer: Danske husstandsvindmøller vælter

De op til 24,99 meter høje husstandsvindmøller fra KVA Vind A/S er i fare for at styrte til jorden, da de risikerer blive overbelastet ved anvendelse. Det advarer Sikkerhedsstyrelsen om, efter 22 vindmøller er væltet.

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It pays to explore in times of uncertainty

When making choices, people tend either to go with what they know or try something new. We experience this trade-off every day, whether choosing a route to work or buying breakfast cereal. But does one strategy have an advantage over another? Researchers decided to examine this question by looking at fishing boat captains, who face this choice again and again when deciding where to fish.

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Hubble Tension Headache: Clashing Measurements Make the Universe's Expansion a Lingering Mystery

Researchers hoped new data would resolve the most contentious question in cosmology. They were wrong — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Hubble Tension Headache: Clashing Measurements Make the Universe's Expansion a Lingering Mystery

Researchers hoped new data would resolve the most contentious question in cosmology. They were wrong — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Samsung Accidentally Confirms The Galaxy Note 10+ On Its Website

Image credit – @OnLeaks x 91MobilesWhen it comes to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series of smartphones, the company typically launches on variant of the phone, unlike the Galaxy S series …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Keeps His Museum Post After a Sexual Misconduct Probe

A spokesman said that based on the results of the investigation, Tyson "remains an employee and director of the Hayden Planetarium."

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It pays to explore in times of uncertainty

When making choices, people tend either to go with what they know or try something new. We experience this trade-off every day, whether choosing a route to work or buying breakfast cereal. But does one strategy have an advantage over another? Researchers decided to examine this question by looking at fishing boat captains, who face this choice again and again when deciding where to fish.

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