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Ram pickups recalled because air bags may not work in crash

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 343,000 Ram pickup trucks worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

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New evidence from LHC shows pentaquark has a molecule-like structure

A team of researchers working on the LHCb collaboration has found evidence showing that a pentaquark they have observed has a molecule-like structure. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes the evidence and the structure of the pentaquark they observed.

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Arctic coast erosion revealed by drone images

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate—up to a metre a day—has been revealed with drone surveys.

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Posture impacts how you perceive your food

Summertime is often filled with outdoor parties and food trucks, meaning you're spending more time standing up and eating. But if you want to actually enjoy your meal, researchers say you're better off finding a seat.

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Adjusting carbon emissions to Paris commitments would prevent heat-related deaths

Thousands of annual heat-related deaths could be potentially avoided in major US cities if global temperatures are limited to the Paris Climate Goals compared with current climate commitments, a new study has found.

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It’s Unlikely, but a 164-Foot Asteroid May Hit Earth in September

Asteroid Impact Mark your calendars: a massive 164-foot asteroid called 2006 QV89 has a one in 7,000 chance of smashing into the Earth on the morning of September 9, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The giant space rock is one of 10 asteroids that make up ESA’s “Risk List:” a ranking of objects “for which a non-zero impact probability has been detected,” according to its website — an

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Sewage sludge down on the farm

The phrase "sewage farm" may have fallen from favour and been replaced with terms such as waste water treatment works and the like. But, the origin of that archaic phrase refers very directly to the fact that partly processed human waste was at one time commonly used as agriculture fertiliser on farmland close to such a treatment works.

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RAS statement on Starlink satellite constellation

The Royal Astronomical Society notes with concern the launch of the new SpaceX Starlink constellation of satellites into low-Earth orbit, and the potential impact of this and other programmes on views of the night sky and on astronomical research.

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Detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole from La Palma

The supermassive black holes in the centres of many galaxies seem to have a major influence on their evolution. This happens during a phase in which the black hole is consuming the material of the galaxy in which it resides at a very high rate, growing in mass as it does so. During this phase, the galaxy has an active galactic nucleus (AGN).

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Potassium hunting on protein factories

Groundbreaking research at the new long-wavelength macromolecular crystallography beamline (I23) at Diamond Light Source has for the first time demonstrated the location of potassium ions in bacterial ribosomes. Ribosomes are the protein factories of cells and although they are vital for life, little was known of the sites of metal ions that are crucial for their structure and function. The work r

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Seals, sunsets and giant snakes — May’s best science images

Nature, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01757-8 The month’s sharpest science shots — selected by Nature’s photo team.

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Total gears up for North Sea gas hunt

Deep beneath the cold waters of the North Sea lies what French energy giant Total hopes will help feed Britain's voracious appetite for gas.

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A quantum simulation of Unruh radiation

Researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago) have recently reported an experimental observation of a matter field with thermal fluctuations that is in accordance with Unruh's radiation predictions. Their paper, published in Nature Physics, could open up new possibilities for research exploring the dynamics of quantum systems in a curved spacetime.

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Why there's more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised

This week brought news that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels at the Mauna Loa atmospheric observatory in Hawaii have risen steeply for the seventh year in a row, reaching a May 2019 average of 414.7 parts per million (ppm).

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AI technology improves critical crack detection in nuclear reactors, bridges, buildings

A tiny crack in a nuclear reactor, skyscraper, bridge or dam can cause catastrophic consequences. The Minneapolis bridge collapse, which killed 13 people in 2007, is just one example of what can happen when structural integrity is compromised.

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Sri Lanka to ban chainsaws, timber mills: president

Sri Lanka will ban imports of chainsaws and shut timber mills within five years to protect forests, President Maithripala Sirisena's office said Friday.

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Implen Launches New NanoPhotometer N120: The High Throughput Champion!

Implen GmbH is excited to announce the release of the NanoPhotometer® N120, an absorbance based UV/VIS Multi Channel Spectrophotometer.

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Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant.

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CRISPR-associated transposons able to insert custom genes into DNA without cutting it

A team of researchers affiliated with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT and the National Institutes of Health has found that CRISPR-associated transposons can be used to insert custom genes into DNA without cutting it. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their new gene-editing technique and how well it worked when tested in a bacterial genome.

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What will be the motivation for terrorism by 2040?

Manuel Ricardo Torres Soriano, professor from the Politic Sciences, Public Law and Administration Department at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, who specializes in jihadist terrorism analysis, insurgent forces and radical movements, has published an article titled "Five terrorist dystopias," together with the University of Barcelona's professor Mario Toboso Buezo. The report aims to determine what wi

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Keeping food safe from bacteria

NUS food scientists have found that a combination of lactic acid with food grade sodium hypochlorite is an effective sanitizer to process fresh organic vegetables.

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Banning Huawei would cost EU telcos up to 55 bn euros: industry body

Banning Huawei and fellow Chinese equipment maker ZTE from Europe's roll-out of 5G telecom networks would cost EU mobile operators up to 55 billion euros ($62 billion), according to an industry body's internal assessment seen by AFP Friday.

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Parents of depressed teens in treatment may also benefit from counseling

Parents often seek mental health treatment for a child struggling with depression, but the treatment shouldn't stop with the depressed teen, suggests a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study found that while depressed teens were involved in active treatment, parents' marriages and parent-child conflict remained stable. Once the teens' treatment had finished, however, parents' marital relations

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Posture impacts how you perceive your food

Standing just for a few minutes while eating can mute taste buds, impacting taste evaluation, temperature perception and overall consumption volume.

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CRISPR-associated transposons able to insert custom genes into DNA without cutting it

A team of researchers affiliated with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT and the National Institutes of Health has found that CRISPR-associated transposons can be used to insert custom genes into DNA without cutting it. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their new gene-editing technique and how well it worked when tested in a bacterial genome.

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Keeping food safe from bacteria

NUS food scientists have found that a combination of lactic acid with food grade sodium hypochlorite is an effective sanitizer to process fresh organic vegetables.

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How streaming media could change our minds on cultural differences

The influence of digital technology is most significant in how we experience culture and identity. Think about the use of streaming media.

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Rockets, evaporating droplets and X-raying metals

Years of preparation, and the finale is over in six minutes. This month a sounding rocket will launch two ESA experiments to an altitude of 260 km to provide six minutes of weightlessness as they free-fall back to Earth.

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Potassium hunting on protein factories

Groundbreaking research at the new long-wavelength macromolecular crystallography beamline (I23) at Diamond Light Source has for the first time demonstrated the location of potassium ions in bacterial ribosomes. Ribosomes are the protein factories of cells and although they are vital for life, little was known of the sites of metal ions that are crucial for their structure and function. The work r

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New Irish research reveals the secret lives of tiger sharks

A team of scientists led by experts from Trinity and a US-based NGO have just returned from the Bahamas where they learned all about the secret lives of the region's tiger sharks.

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A methodology for enabling forensic analysis using hypervisor vulnerabilities data

Hardware/Server Virtualization is a foundational technology in a cloud computing environment and the hypervisor is the key software in that virtualized infrastructure. However, hypervisors are large pieces of software with several thousand lines of code and are therefore known to have vulnerabilities. Hence, a capability to perform forensic analysis to detect, reconstruct and prevent attacks based

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StemExpress Announces Release of New Frozen Leukopak® to Advance Research

To continue to provide new products and services to further advance medical research around the world, today, StemExpress announced the release of their Frozen Leukopak®.

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New Irish research reveals the secret lives of tiger sharks

A team of scientists led by experts from Trinity and a US-based NGO have just returned from the Bahamas where they learned all about the secret lives of the region's tiger sharks.

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Report details how islamic state supporters use Telegram

Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) want to use social media to share propaganda and their extremist narrative, but they also want to coordinate operations without being detected by law enforcement and investigative agencies. These two goals are fundamentally in conflict, according to a new report from the George Washington University Program on Extremism.

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When social interaction helps you choose your food

How do we choose our food? By studying the neurobiological mechanisms involved in food choices of rodents, neuroscientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have identified the important and lasting influence that peers can have on eating habits. Indeed, sensory stimuli linked to social contacts profoundly modify the neural connections of the networks involved in food choice, highl

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Modelling reveals new insight into the electrical conductivity of ionic liquids

A collaborative investigation has revealed new insight into how room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) conduct electricity, which may have a great potential impact for the future of energy storage.

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What Hurricane Michael taught us about preparing for this year's hurricane season

As we enter into the new Atlantic hurricane season, it seems like only yesterday that we were all watching and feeling for the people affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Hurricane Michael in the Panhandle and the southeast. Many of those folks were devastated, their homes and livelihoods literally gone, some forever.

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Researchers spot ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters

An international team of researchers has found evidence of a ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their find and how it fits into cosmological theory.

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How to develop affordable sensors using slime mold

Physarum polycephalum, which literally means "many-headed slime," is a slime mold that inhabits damp and dark habitats, such as decaying wood. Thanks to its ability to respond to stimuli such as light, chemicals and vibrations, this single-celled, self-growing organism has attracted the attention of scientists in recent years. With its behavioral pattern of forming a network of protoplasmic tubes

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When social interaction helps you choose your food

How do we choose our food? By studying the neurobiological mechanisms involved in food choices of rodents, neuroscientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have identified the important and lasting influence that peers can have on eating habits. Indeed, sensory stimuli linked to social contacts profoundly modify the neural connections of the networks involved in food choice, highl

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How to develop affordable sensors using slime mold

Physarum polycephalum, which literally means "many-headed slime," is a slime mold that inhabits damp and dark habitats, such as decaying wood. Thanks to its ability to respond to stimuli such as light, chemicals and vibrations, this single-celled, self-growing organism has attracted the attention of scientists in recent years. With its behavioral pattern of forming a network of protoplasmic tubes

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'Pathologic 2' and What Games Can Learn From Low-Tech Art

Sometimes a little theatricality goes a long way.

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Can Kidnapping a Giant Iceberg from Antarctica Solve Cape Town's Water Crisis?

South Africa's Cape Town is in dire need of freshwater, and an ambitious marine-salvager has an unusual solution: kidnap an Antarctic iceberg, use tankers and tugboats to drag it to Cape Town, and use the meltwater to hydrate a thirsty city.

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Coming soon to the US Army: Combat-capable hypersonic and laser weapons

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Australia could start exporting sunshine in the form of hydrogen

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Bad knees? Lockheed is working on a bionic brace | ZDNet

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Meet the ‘Slothbot’, that's monitoring the environment very, very slowly

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A New Way For the Machines To Handle Reagents

I’ve written here about some of the work on high-throughput reaction optimization: setting up dozens (or hundreds, or thousands) of small test reactions to investigate the conditions needed to get particular transformations to go in high yields. There are plenty of useful reactions (especially some widely-used metal-catalyzed ones) that can be very sensitive to changes in solvents, bases, concent

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Direct to Consumer Telemedicine’s Flaws

Telemedicine is here, probably to stay, but with its arrival come new problems.

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An ingenious proposal for scaling up marine protection | Mark Tercek

Island and coastal nations need to protect their waters in order for our oceans to stay healthy. But they often have lots of debt and aren't able to prioritize ocean protection over other needs. Mark Tercek and his team at The Nature Conservancy see a way to solve both problems at once: buying a nation's debt at a discount and restructuring it to give them lower payments, in exchange for the gover

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Astronomers Image Cold Gas Ring Around Our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole

We can't see this black hole, but observations have detected some of its effects like a sphere of superheated gas. A new study has now revealed the other side of the coin, a ring of comparatively cool gas around the black hole. The post Astronomers Image Cold Gas Ring Around Our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Study to improve data driven decision-making for Shetland's aquaculture industry

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are leading a study to see how better digital connectivity and improved data collection could transform aquaculture on the Shetland Islands.

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The Secret of Big Little Lies

Early in the new season of Big Little Lies , Celeste (played by Nicole Kidman) goes to see her therapist, Dr. Reisman (Robin Weigert). Celeste has been having vivid, alarming dreams as she processes the death of her abusive husband, Perry (Alexander Skarsgård); the role her friends played; and her own contradictory feelings about losing him. Kidman plays Celeste almost in miniature—her voice is h

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Sleep apps backfire by causing anxiety and insomnia, says expert

Neurologist says ‘metricising our lives’ is counterproductive when it comes to sleep Smartphone sleep-tracking apps are making people so anxious and obsessed about their sleep that they are developing insomnia, a leading neurologist has said. Speaking at the Cheltenham science festival, Dr Guy Leschziner, a sleep disorder specialist and consultant at Guy’s hospital in London, said a growing preoc

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Simple device ‘turns up the volume’ of MRI images

A new metamaterial can improve MRI quality and cut scan time in half, report researchers. MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of organs and tissues in the human body, helping doctors diagnose potential problems or diseases. Doctors use MRI to identify abnormalities or diseases in vital organs, as well as many other types of body tissue, including the spinal cord and joints.

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Biologists discovered two new species of shrew rat, no thanks to peanut butter

Animals These two shrew-rats from the Philippines slurp earthworms and hop like tiny kangaroos. Most rodents can’t resist the lure of fried coconut slivers slathered in peanut butter. But, as a group of mammalogists learned through trial and error, that bait will…

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‘Trained’ master cells could improve TB vaccine

Bolstering the activity of a master cell responsible for coordinating the body’s immune defenses after a tuberculosis infection could help reduce millions of new infections every year. “The immune response to the TB bacteria hinges on the early response of this cell, and that opens up a whole new avenue for TB control,” says Shabaana Abdul Khader, professor and interim head of the molecular micro

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Historian shows millions of relocated gravesites in China in new, interactive website

In what is considered to be the largest grave relocation in human history so far, more than 10 million corpses have been exhumed in China over the past two decades to make way for new development projects.

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Chernobyl Miniseries – The Good and Bad

If you haven’t watched the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” I recommend it. It is fantastic storytelling, and manages to grip your attention even though you know what happened and the story is extremely grim. But there are also some major problems with the story. Unfortunately, one of its flaws undercuts its primary strength. This is historical drama, and as everyone should know by now “Hollywoodized”

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Sundhedspolitikerne, lægerne og patientformanden: Sådan gik Folketingsvalget

Se, hvordan de politikere, der arbejder med sundhed, klarede sig ved Folketingsvalget onsdag.

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80 percent of Australia's disadvantaged families are not adequately nourished

Two-thirds of disadvantaged families struggle to feed their children a balanced meal because they can't afford to, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia. Of these families, adults had lower food security than children, sometimes sacrificing food or going hungry in order to feed their children.

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Driverless vehicles may lead to traffic congestion in cities

A unique simulation for the city of Zurich shows that driverless taxis would not displace personal transport in cities as long as automated private vehicles are also available. Previous simulations assumed too high a demand for automated taxi services, as they did not take into account user preferences regarding flexibility, costs and waiting times.

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4 in 10 dark net cybercriminals are selling targeted FTSE 100 or Fortune 500 hacking services

Exposing the abundant availability and increased demand for tailored malware, network access and targeted hacking services, Dr. Mike McGuire presents his findings at the InfoSecurity Europe conference in Olympia, London on Thursday 6 June.

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Hidden cost of alcohol to workplaces estimated at $1.65 billion

Employees turning up to work hungover, or not turning up at all, cost New Zealand $1.65 billion per year, a University of Otago study has found.

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Wartime Story Leads Divers to Underwater WWII Wreck of Missing US Pilot

The identity of a U.S. warplane pilot, missing in action for almost 75 years, has been revealed after a diving expedition to the wreck of his aircraft.

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Spotted for the first time: a fish holding its breath underwater

Coffinfish hold water over their gills for up to 4 minutes

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You Can't Hate San Francisco Unless You Love San Francisco

The new film 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' captures the sublimity of a city that feeds on dreams.

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Image of the Day: Network Demand

Symbiotic fungi can adjust where they transport nutrients to plant roots based on where they are needed.

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50 years ago, scientists wanted to build solar panels on the moon

In 1969, scientists proposed building solar panels on the moon to convert the sun’s energy into electricity that can be used on Earth.

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Klinisk Mikrobiologi på Sygehus Lillebælt har fået ny ledende overlæge

Som ledende overlæge er Thomas Vognbjerg Sydenham den nye mand i spidsen på Klinisk Mikrobiologi på Sygehus Lillebælt.

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What Is the Black Hole Information Paradox?

The universe really likes its information. It doesn't like to create new information, and it doesn't like to destroy any of its existing information.

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Neutrons allow analysis of polymer gels' unusual attributes

Products like cosmetics, adhesives, and paints rely on a common key component: gels. Polymer gels, a gel type with unique properties, have piqued the interest of researchers because of their potential uses in medical applications.

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Why providing the necessary energy to end poverty need not cost the Earth

Providing access to energy—vital for a decent standard of living and ending poverty—can be done in a way that is sustainable for people surviving on low incomes and for the planet, researchers have found.

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1 in 2 people in NSW's coastal community don't think sea level rise will impact them directly

Half of NSW's coastal community thinks rising sea levels will not impact them directly, new data released today by UNSW scientists has shown—and 25 percent of surveyed accommodation businesses situated close to the coast are unsure if sea level rise is even occurring.

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Transitioning to a clean economy could save Australia hundreds of billions, report finds

Building clean, sustainable power sources would save the Australian economy hundreds of billions of dollars when compared to current policies, a new report from the University of Melbourne has found.

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A seismologist present at the discovery of plate tectonics

As a young seismologist in the 1960s, Lynn Sykes made crucial observations of earthquakes under the ocean floors that helped solidify the theory of plate tectonics—the foundation of modern geology. Later, hoping to apply his discoveries to saving lives, he helped identify zones prone to great earthquakes, particularly along coastlines. He also went on to assess the risks that earthquakes pose to n

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Sjældne jordarter kan blive nyt våben i handelskrig

Kina truer – men grønlandske mineprojekter får dog næppe stor gavn af manglen på sjældne jordarter.

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With molecular data storage, cat videos could outlast us all

From books to floppy disks to magnetic memory, technologies to store information continue to improve. Yet threats as simple as water and as complex as cyberattacks can still corrupt our records.

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Unveiling technologies for future launch vehicles

ESA safeguards Europe's guaranteed access to space through its Future Launchers Preparatory Programme, FLPP.

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Ariane 6 development on track

Europe's Ariane 6 launch vehicle is set to debut with a commercial mission in 2020—industry is carrying out the final tests and starting production. The Ariane 6 launch zone at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana is near completion.

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US in Danger of Losing Measles 'Elimination Status.' Here's What That Means.

When would measles no longer be considered "eliminated" in the U.S.?

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A sticky solution could speed up drug discovery

Nature, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01769-4 Researchers screening potentially valuable enzymes ditch a time-consuming step.

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A 70-million-year-old landscape that looks frozen in time

Nature, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01784-5 Brazilian mountains haven’t eroded and could be the oldest surface land on Earth.

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Canada Makes a Claim to the North Pole

Now, three northern nations are vying to stake their claim to part of the Arctic seafloor, a region chock-full of fossil fuels that lies under thousands of miles of water and ice.

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Racism Is Literally Bad for Our Health

We must change the attitudes, practices and policies that disadvantage some racial and ethnic populations — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Huge asteroid that hit the moon may be preserved below the surface

The iron core of an asteroid that crashed into the moon 4 billion years ago to create a huge crater at its south pole may have been found

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California’s Vaccination Rate Slips as Medical Exemptions Rise

The state tried to lift measles vaccination rates by blocking parents from opting out based on personal beliefs. But then medical exemptions started to rise.

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Racism Is Literally Bad for Our Health

We must change the attitudes, practices and policies that disadvantage some racial and ethnic populations — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Facebook stops apps being pre-installed on Huawei phones

The block on pre-installed apps on Huawei smartphones will also apply to Instagram and Whatsapp.

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Ariane 6 and Vega C—a new generation of European Launch Vehicles

ESA strives for the future of Europe in space and key to this endeavor is maintaining access to space.

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NASA's Mars helicopter testing enters final phase

NASA's Mars Helicopter flight demonstration project has passed a number of key tests with flying colors. In 2021, the small, autonomous helicopter will be the first vehicle in history to attempt to establish the viability of heavier-than-air vehicles flying on another planet.

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New tool integrates diverse single-cell datasets, aids definition of cell types

Single-cell research reveals minute details about cells that may be overlooked in other analyses. Biologists currently use a range of methods to gather single-cell data on diverse tissues and species. One researcher may use in situ (tissue-based) methods to look at DNA methylation in mouse neurons while another uses droplet methods to examine RNA expression in human neurons.

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New tool integrates diverse single-cell datasets, aids definition of cell types

Single-cell research reveals minute details about cells that may be overlooked in other analyses. Biologists currently use a range of methods to gather single-cell data on diverse tissues and species. One researcher may use in situ (tissue-based) methods to look at DNA methylation in mouse neurons while another uses droplet methods to examine RNA expression in human neurons.

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As Predicted, Some of Australia's Turtles Are Going Extinct

Turtles’ famed longevity can mask their decline—until it is too late — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A mutation that protects against AIDS otherwise shortens lives

The case of CCR5 illuminates the risks of genetic tinkering

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Blue belt zones to protect minke whales

Special protections are planned for minke whales and basking sharks in their feeding grounds around Scotland.

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Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO

The two largest outbreaks of the disease have been in the past five years.

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How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies

Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?

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DTU-forskere vil lave biobrændstof af halm

Der er både økonomiske og klimamæssige gevinster ved at omsætte halm til biobrændstof for den tunge transport.

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Apollo 11 and the Path to Tranquility Base

As we approach the 50 anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, two new books, Douglas Brinkley's "Moonshot" and James Donovan's "Shoot for the Moon," explore the unlikely confluence of circumstances, personalities, technology, political and social factors, and plain old luck that got us there.

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Walmart to launch in-home grocery delivery in three cities, starting this fall

Walmart on Friday announced plans for a new, in-home grocery delivery service which would allow the retailer to deliver items directly to a customer’s fridge or freezer, even when the …

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Bill Barr’s Dangerous Claims

Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly used the word spying to refer to the counterintelligence investigation into Russian contacts with Donald Trump’s team in 2016. Barr’s loose use of language risks a panoply of harms, undermining public confidence in three vital goods: the nonpartisan nature of the intelligence community’s work, the generally robust framework for intelligence oversight,

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A Novel That Weighs the Costs of Love and Motherhood

Women—especially mothers—make cruel choices in Nicole Dennis-Benn’s novels. Take Margot, the protagonist in the Jamaican-born writer’s much-praised 2016 debut, Here Comes the Sun. Margot has sex with the customers at the hotel where she works, earning extra money to put her 15-year-old sister, Thandi, through school. She’s a second mother to Thandi, and she’s trying to save the girl from the sexu

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World's best sommelier used to think wine 'stank'

Just 10 years before he was crowned the world's best sommelier after winning a rigorous global competition against dozens of elite beverage connoisseurs, Marc Almert thought wine "stank."

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Solved: How tides can trigger earthquakes

The tides are turning in a quest to solve an earthquake mystery.

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Fishers keen to help address the problem of marine litter

Commercial fishers are acutely aware of the potential for marine litter to cause lasting damage to their catches and the wider industry, a new study suggests.

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The hidden secrets of creating a viral YouTube ad

Researchers from the University of Southern California, University of Houston, and Uber Technologies, Inc. published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing, which finds that in order to create viral ads, brands should arouse strong emotion, place brand mentions at the end of the video, keep ads to a moderate length of 1.0 to 1.5 minutes, and use authentic characters. To arouse emotions, a brand s

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Industrial methane emissions are 100 times higher than reported, researchers say

Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell and Environmental Defense Fund have found.

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Three elephants found poisoned in Malaysia

Three elephants were poisoned to death near a palm oil plantation in Malaysia, officials said Friday, in the latest case of the endangered creatures being killed near human settlements.

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Only 2% of black Chicagoan' allegations of police misconduct were sustained

Analyzing the data on 10,077 citizen complaints lodged against the Chicago Police Department between 2011 and 2014, a pair of New York University researchers has found that just 2 percent of allegations made by black Chicagoans resulted in a recommendation for sanction against an officer, compared to 20 percent for white complainants and 7 percent for Latino complainants.

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Study reveals potential new disease threats for wild snow leopards

The first study to investigate disease threats to wild snow leopards has detected that exposure to infections may pose a threat to this highly vulnerable species, as well as local people and their livestock.

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Bloomberg pledges $500m to clean energy in 'fight of our time'

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he will spend half a billion dollars in the "fight of our time" to move the US away from carbon energy and combat climate change.

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Phoenix Zoo flying high over 3-week-old baby pygmy owls

Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls.

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No-say Nissan had tech that drove Fiat Chrysler-Renault idea

Nissan wasn't consulted on the proposed merger between its alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler, but the Japanese automaker's reluctance to go along may have helped bring about the surprise collapse of the talks.

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Gas surges globally as green groups cry foul

2018 was a "golden year" for natural gas with demand surging worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, prompting concern from environmental groups over the climate impact of the world's new favourite fuel.

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Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.

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Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal battle, warning that moving ahead with two sets of standards would create instability in the auto market.

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USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides

Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA, according to a study published in the open access journal Environmental Health.

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Three elephants found poisoned in Malaysia

Three elephants were poisoned to death near a palm oil plantation in Malaysia, officials said Friday, in the latest case of the endangered creatures being killed near human settlements.

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Study reveals potential new disease threats for wild snow leopards

The first study to investigate disease threats to wild snow leopards has detected that exposure to infections may pose a threat to this highly vulnerable species, as well as local people and their livestock.

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Phoenix Zoo flying high over 3-week-old baby pygmy owls

Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls.

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Forensics Friday: What’s the best way to present these findings in a figure?

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

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Physicists have finally figured out how pentaquarks are built

The particles are made of up two smaller particles, stuck together like atoms in a molecule.

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How fast is Earth moving through space? That depends.

How fast are you, planet Earth, our solar system, and the galaxy moving right now? There's no one answer to that question because we're going in several directions and multiple speeds all at the same time. How is that possible? Within the Milky Way galaxy, our solar system is orbiting around a massive black hole at the center of galaxy at half a million miles an hour. Separately, the Milky Way ga

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Få nu forventningerne til AI ned på jorden

Hvis ikke vi taler om vores fejlskud, så tror andre virksomheder på de fantastiske historier som sælgerne løber med. Det koster bunker af penge, som kunne være brugt bedre.

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Kun seks naturvidenskabeligt uddannede i Folketinget

Carsten Bach (LA) og Christian Poll (Å) må sige farvel, mens Stinus Lindgreen (B) og Peter Seier Christensen (NB) er blevet valgt.

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52-million-year-old fossils suggest oak relatives evolved in the south

A pair of 52 million-year old fossils discovered in Argentine Patagonia suggests that relatives of oak trees started life in the southern hemisphere, not the north

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Ladybug Swarm Makes The Radar

A mass of ladybugs showed up on the radar of the National Weather Service in Southern California this week.

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Podcast: AI kræver bedre hardware

Hvis forbrugere og virksomheder i stigende grad skal have gavn af kunstig intelligens (AI), kræver det mere kraftige computerchips. Og hvad vil den kommende regering egentlig med Baltic Pipe og Viking Link?

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Solved: How tides can trigger earthquakes

Some earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are linked with low tides, but nobody could figure out why. In a study published today in Nature Communications, researchers have uncovered the mechanism for this seeming paradox, and it comes down to the magma below the mid-ocean ridges.

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Autism linked to less empathy in general population — but that may not be a bad thing

The psychologists behind the research hope their insights can help the autistic community and those around them in adapting support available.

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A Cleveland River Once Oozed and Burned. It’s Now a Hot Spot.

The Cuyahoga River burst into flames for the last time in 1969. As tourism climbs, the city celebrates the river’s rebound 50 years later.

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Binary-phase acoustic passive logic gates

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44769-0 Binary-phase acoustic passive logic gates

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Field Correlations in Surface Plasmon Speckle

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44780-5 Field Correlations in Surface Plasmon Speckle

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Fast and reliable advanced two-step pore-size analysis of biomimetic 3D extracellular matrix scaffolds

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44764-5 Fast and reliable advanced two-step pore-size analysis of biomimetic 3D extracellular matrix scaffolds

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Effect of Motor versus Sensory Nerve Autografts on Regeneration and Functional Outcomes of Rat Facial Nerve Reconstruction

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44342-9 Effect of Motor versus Sensory Nerve Autografts on Regeneration and Functional Outcomes of Rat Facial Nerve Reconstruction

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The pre-hatching bovine embryo transforms the uterine luminal metabolite composition in vivo

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44590-9 The pre-hatching bovine embryo transforms the uterine luminal metabolite composition in vivo

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Maverick of cancer immunology on film

Nature, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01811-5 A documentary traces the rocky path of a groundbreaking treatment and the researcher behind it. Heidi Ledford reviews.

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Data kan gemmes i dna: Åbner nye muligheder for ulovlig dataoverførsel

PLUS. Microsoft har bevist, at man systematisk kan gemme og hente data, der er lagret i dna. Dette stiller efterforskerne på en uhyrligt stor opgave for at forhindre misbrug og hacking.

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Yo !!! there is Another Option

https://www.reddit.com/r/AlienTopic/ i Ask that you be Open Mind to Any one that Post in this Sub Reddit, and that i Ask and Hope you Post Here Too – submitted by /u/A-rip-threw-time [link] [comments]

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An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse

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Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.

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Anyone can now play with sophisticated AIs thanks to a desktop app

AI lets programmers control Barack Obama’s face and replicate the styles of painting greats. Now a desktop app called Runway lets you do the same

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An Aging Autocrat's Lesson for His Fellow Dictators

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan—Looking around Kazakhstan’s glitzy capital, you’d be forgiven for not realizing that the country is on the verge of one of its most meaningful political moments since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s autocratic president who held power for nearly 30 years, resigned in March and tapped Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, a trusted ally, to follow him a

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Urban population, 1950-2100

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Public speaking: 7 ways to master speechcraft

Whether it's at school, a funeral, a wedding, or work, most of us have to make a speech at some point in our lives. However, public speaking can be anxiety inducing, and giving a bad speech can make it difficult for your audience to understand your message. By using these 7 speechcraft tactics, you can improve your public speaking skills, feel more confident, and become a more competent orator. N

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Powerful CRISPR upgrade uses 'jumping genes' to directly insert DNA

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New Plymouth's plastic turned into roading asphalt

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Syria’s New Assad Statues Send a Sinister Message: ‘We Are Back’

In early March, just days before the eighth anniversary of the 2011 revolt against Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian regime organized a boisterous celebration in the main square of the southern city of Daraa to unveil a new bronze sculpture of Bashar’s father, Hafez. It depicts a youthful-looking Hafez fused from the waist down to a large rock atop a pedestal, with a series of steps leading up to the m

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Cross Section: Frans de Waal – Science Weekly podcast

What can we learn from chimps when it comes to politics and power? Ian Sample meets the leading primatologist Prof Frans de Waal of Emory University to discuss good leadership and what we can learn from our closest living relatives. Continue reading…

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Cross Section: Frans de Waal – Science Weekly podcast

What can we learn from chimps when it comes to politics and power? Ian Sample meets the leading primatologist Prof Frans de Waal of Emory University to discuss good leadership and what we can learn from our closest living relatives.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

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We Totally Missed Most of The Plastic Pollution in The Ocean, Study Reveals

There's more deep down than in the Great Garbage Patch.

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Fishers keen to help address the problem of marine litter

Commercial fishers are acutely aware of the potential for marine litter to cause lasting damage to their catches and the wider industry, a new study suggests.

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The hidden secrets of creating a viral YouTube ad

A new study shows that ads that evoke positive emotions promote sharing, while information and brand prominence hurt sharing.

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The nicotine in e-cigarettes appears to impair mucus clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Ledende overlæge siger op efter sparerunde

Gunnar Jensen fik nok af topstyring og besparelser og sagde op som ledende overlæge på hjerteafdelingen på Sjællands Universitetshospital. Men han håber, at den nye direktør kan bringe positive vinde med sig.

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Vi vil behandles og ­behandle ordentligt

Poul Videbechs tale til psykiatridemonstrationen på Christiansborg Slotsplads 6. juni: Psykisk sygdom er skræmmende – derfor er der brug for en mere rummelig, omfavnende og værdig psykiatri.

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Overvægtige ­teenagere har øget risiko for kardiomyopati som voksne

Stor svensk undersøgelse viser, at jo mere teenagere vejer, des større er deres risiko for at udvikle den alvorlige hjertesygdom kardiomyopati senere i livet. Dansk fedmelæge er ikke overrasket.

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Tjente 3,2 mio. kr. i 2018: »Jeg elsker mit arbejde, men jeg gør det heller ikke igen«

Overlæge Mohamad El- Faramawi tjente mest af alle læger på et offentligt sygehus i 2018. Bag den høje løn gemmer sig historien om et år, hvor lægen sov mere på hospitalet end hjemme. Den ekstraordinære løn hænger sammen med et ekstraordinært år, siger regionsdirektør.

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Her er sundhedsområdets højtråbende SoMe-debattører

Sociale medier er blevet et stærkt våben i den sundhedsfaglige debat. Flere læger og andre sundhedsfaglige debatterer flittigt for at fremme politisk agenda, lægeligt arbejde og få større indvirkning på samfundet

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Sygehusdirektør: Alternativet var 18 fyrede overlæger

Selv om hjerteafdelingen i Køge er lukket, er det stadig et fuldt forsvarligt setup, siger direktør for Sjællands Universitetshospital.

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Formand: Færre dyre læger i fremtiden

Flere uddannede læger i fremtiden vil give færre løntunge læger, siger regionsformand.

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NHS-funded private sector hip operations worsening health inequality

Increasing use of the private sector for hip surgery in England driving down NHS provision.Female and older patients and those living in most deprived areas less likely to receive treatment relative to need.

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Unforced Variations vs Forced Responses?

Guest commentary by Karsten Haustein, U. Oxford , and Peter Jacobs (George Mason University). One of the perennial issues in climate research is how big a role internal climate variability plays on decadal to longer timescales. A large role would increase the uncertainty on the attribution of recent trends to human causes, while a small role would tighten that attribution. There have been a numbe

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Kunstig intelligens kræver helt nyt chipdesign

PLUS. Kraftige og specialdesignede computerchips snarere end algoritmer og software er afgørende for fortsat udvikling inden for kunstig intelligens, lyder det fra forskere og industrifolk.

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'Change is coming': Al Gore says economics will break fossil fuel dinosaurs

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Digital humans that look just like us | Doug Roble | TED

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Industrial methane emissions are 100 times higher than reported, researchers say

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Could lucid dreaming be the foundation for simulated realities? (VR)

Programing the 'game' using sound waves instead of code to make up a specific dream? Maybe? What are your thoughts on this? submitted by /u/oth91 [link] [comments]

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Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

The pledge by the former New York City mayor is part of an effort to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas.

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Destiny 2 Is Now A Free-To-Play Game

Last year, Bungie started to give away free copies of its Destiny 2 game where it was apparently done in celebration of the game turning one-year old. However, we have to wonder if it could …

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Misallocation of mycorrhizal traits leads to misleading results [Letters (Online Only)]

Based on a long-term field experiment involving 35 tree species, Sun et al. (1) suggest that mycorrhizal types of plants differ in decomposition rates of leaf litter, but not root litter. Although the authors refer to several publications regarding mycorrhizal status of plants and claim to have performed their own…

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Reply to Tedersoo et al.: Plant species within the same family or genus can have different mycorrhizal types? [Letters (Online Only)]

There are two main methods used to assign plant mycorrhizal type to plant species: empirical vs. phylogenetic–taxonomic (hereafter taxonomic) methods (1). The empirical method uses only available collated empirical data based on direct observation of mycorrhizal type, while the taxonomic approach extrapolates plant mycorrhizal traits to complete taxonomic groups, such…

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Crossover from interaction to driven regimes in quantum vortex reconnections [Physics]

Reconnections of coherent filamentary structures play a key role in the dynamics of fluids, redistributing energy and helicity among the length scales, triggering dissipative effects, and inducing fine-scale mixing. Unlike ordinary (classical) fluids where vorticity is a continuous field, in superfluid helium and in atomic Bose–Einstein condensates (BECs) vorticity takes…

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On the altitudes of von Humboldt [Commentaries]

With climate changing, living organisms are on the move, shifting their geographical range, their latitudinal and altitudinal distribution. The rate of change can be tracked by monitoring individual species, communities, or entire ecosystems in the present, for instance, by annual field surveys or remote sensing by satellites. Alternatively, we may…

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Ironing out pulmonary arterial hypertension [Commentaries]

Iron and oxygen are essential to aerobic organisms, and their biologic functions are intertwined. For example, iron as a component of hemoglobin is required for oxygen transport to tissues, which is critical for energy generation. However, excess iron in combination with oxygen can generate toxic free radicals that damage cellular…

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bHLH-PAS protein RITMO1 regulates diel biological rhythms in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum [Plant Biology]

Periodic light–dark cycles govern the timing of basic biological processes in organisms inhabiting land as well as the sea, where life evolved. Although prominent marine phytoplanktonic organisms such as diatoms show robust diel rhythms, the mechanisms regulating these processes are still obscure. By characterizing a Phaeodactylum tricornutum bHLH-PAS nuclear protein,…

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Bagsiden: En transportabel spiddrejer eller …?

Ugens mærkelige mekanisme: Er det måske …

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USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides

Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA, according to a study published in the open access journal Environmental Health.

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Maybe big businesses aren’t so bad at innovation

New research counters a longstanding assumption about big companies: that they’re less efficient in their investment in innovation. With a swipe of gel and a strip of plastic, Procter & Gamble research fellow Paul Sagel created a $250 million annual line of business for company No. 42 on the Fortune 500. Among business researchers, however, the conventional wisdom was that Crest Whitestrips shoul

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Dependable dads are key to big mammal brains

Dependable fathers may account for the larger brains of some mammals, research finds. Developing a large brain comes at a price: An infant expends around two-thirds of its energy alone on supplying nourishment to its brain. First milk and then other food makes this huge amount of energy available continuously. The females of many large-brained animal species cannot bear the energetic costs of rea

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New technique will help experts make heads or tails of male fertility

A new way of analyzing sperm that tracks the movement of the sperm tail could enable substantial improvements to male fertility testing.

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Could climate change make Siberia habitable for humans?

Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found.A study team from the Krasnoyarsk Federal Research Center, Russia, and the National Institute of Aerospace, USA, used current and predicted climate scenarios to examine the climate comfort of Asian Russia and work out the potential for human settlement throughout the 21st centu

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Particle Colliders Help Prep Humans For Deep Space Radiation

Particle accelerators provide a way for scientists to test cosmic ray strength particles in labs on Earth. (Credit: GSI GmbH/Jan Michael Hosan 2018) NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space while scientists monitored changes in his body, as well as that of his twin, Mark Kelly, who remained on the ground. Kelly came back to Earth in good shape, the experiment showed. And, some Russian cosm

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The Mystery of Cosmic Cold Spots Just Got Even Weirder

Recent analysis of Planck data upholds mysteries that have existed since the spacecraft’s first results in 2013. (Credit: ESA/Planck Collaboration) During its time in orbit, the European Space Agency's Planck spacecraft gave humanity the most sophisticated measurements ever made of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, the first flash of light that rippled across the universe after the

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Methane Levels Are Rising, and Scientists Don't Know Why

Though researchers don't know why methane levels are currently rising, the fossil fuel industry was likely to blame in the past. (Credit: Nick Stubbs/Shutterstock) Carbon dioxide is climate change’s villainous star. But methane, an even more potent greenhouse gas, is CO2’s lesser-known evil twin. Researchers now find methane levels in the atmosphere are on an escalating upward trend. That’s a prob

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‘Breakdown mechanism’ halts fibrils in the brain

Scientists have discovered a way that brain cells protect themselves from protein aggregates in mice. The discovery could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. These protein clumps in the nerve cells of the brain can travel from nerve cell to nerve cell, causing neurodegenerative diseases to progress. Individual, non-aggregated alpha-synuclein proteins play

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Researchers uncover indoor pollution hazards

A team of researchers has found surprisingly high levels of pollutants, including formaldehyde and possibly mercury, in carefully monitored homes, and that these pollutants vary through the day and increase as temperatures rise.

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Jeff Bezos rushed by protester on stage while talking about working conditions at Amazon

The woman was first heard heckling Bezos from somewhere in the middle of the audience during his 'fireside chat' interview on the fourth and final day of Amazon's re:MARS conference.

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Pregnant Women Who Eat More Fiber May Lower Child's Celiac Risk

Mothers who eat a high-fiber diet in pregnancy may lower the risk of celiac disease in their children, a new study suggests.

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A Glass Battery That Keeps Getting Better

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Could climate change make Siberia habitable for humans?

Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found.

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Speech Synthesis from Brain Activity

The existing technology that assists people with speech disabilities is reliant on brain-computer interfaces which translate eye and facial muscle movements into words. However, this translation is limited in speed – approximately 10 words per minute, which is considerably lower than the rate of naturally produced speech (150 words per minute). The process of spelling […]

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I, you, or we: Pronouns provide hints to romantic attachment styles

New research shows that the pronouns individuals use when describing their romantic experiences provide clues about their attachment styles.

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Experts prioritize research to achieve sustained ART-free HIV remission

Achieving sustained remission of HIV without life-long antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a top HIV research priority, according to a new commentary.

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How cells regulate division

Combining tissue imaging and pioneering artificial intelligence, researchers have probed deeper into how cell division cycles are regulated in a new study.

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Radio Atlantic: Partisanship at the Supreme Court

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic : Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher ( How to Listen ) In the coming days, the Supreme Court will announce its decisions on two cases that ask the same basic question: How far should partisan politics go? One will determine whether a citizenship question will appear on the 2020 census. The other asks whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional. With these decisi

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Radon inferior to radium for electric dipole moments searches

Researchers have made a discovery that will help with the search for electric dipole moments in atoms, and could contribute to new theories of particle physics such as supersymmetry.

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Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors

Researchers have proposed combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors, in order to promote the low-cost, simple, and efficient development of the lithium-ion capacitors used to store electrical energy.

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Nuclear architecture: What organizes the genome in a cell's nucleus?

New research uncovers leading mechanisms of separation of active from inactive fractions of the genome in the cell nucleus and turns our picture of the nucleus upside down.

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Ultrasound method restores dopaminergic pathway in brain at Parkinson's early stages

Researchers have developed a technique that could open up new ways to facilitate targeted drug delivery into the brain, enabling drugs to treat brain diseases more focally. They used transcranial, focused ultrasound and intravenously injected microbubbles into the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to make a localized, transient opening that allows drugs to cross through the BBB reversibly and noninvasivel

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Creating new molecular sieves

Molecular sieves are useful in many industrial processes, especially in the chemical and energy sectors. They could be used to remove contaminants from water and have received attention for potential applications in aerospace, rail transportation, automobile manufacturing and more, but so far, their applications have been limited by their instability under extreme conditions.

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Why Google Would Drop $2.6 Billion on an Analytics Company

Antitrust? What antitrust? With Looker, it gains a faster way to tap into the business intelligence market.

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Author Correction: The effects of aquarium culture on coral oocyte ultrastructure

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42138-5 Author Correction: The effects of aquarium culture on coral oocyte ultrastructure

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Publisher Correction: Protein expression changes caused by spaceflight as measured for 18 Russian cosmonauts

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-43121-w Publisher Correction: Protein expression changes caused by spaceflight as measured for 18 Russian cosmonauts

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Author Correction: A comprehensive analysis of the faecal microbiome and metabolome of Strongyloides stercoralis infected volunteers from a non-endemic area

Scientific Reports, Published online: 07 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-43508-9 Author Correction: A comprehensive analysis of the faecal microbiome and metabolome of Strongyloides stercoralis infected volunteers from a non-endemic area

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State parks could be 10 times more expensive to operate by 2050

Environment Attendance is rising and so are temperatures. If visits continue to grow as they have been in recent decades, we might soon overwhelm the budgets of the 50 states’ respective park systems. And a warming climate will…

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Creating new molecular sieves

Molecular sieves are useful in many industrial processes, especially in the chemical and energy sectors. They could be used to remove contaminants from water and have received attention for potential applications in aerospace, rail transportation, automobile manufacturing and more, but so far, their applications have been limited by their instability under extreme conditions.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: An American in Normandy

What We’re Following Today It’s Thursday, June 6. (Carlos Barria / Reuters) 75 Years Ago Today: President Donald Trump visited Normandy, France, and delivered a speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Standing in front of other world leaders, he spoke about the courage of soldiers and the importance of the Allied partnership; even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted to Pe

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Solving a Leafy Mathematical Mystery

Researchers developed a model that explains a peculiar pattern found in a shrub common in Japan.

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AT&T's streaming service might cost just a dollar more than HBO Now, report says – CNET

The service would cost between $16 and $17 a month and include HBO, Cinemax and Warner Bros. content, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits

In a letter signed by 17 industry giants including Ford, General Motors and Toyota, the firms asked Mr. Trump to go back to the negotiating table.

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Talking to each other: How forest conservation can succeed

Forest conservation can be a source of tension between competing priorities and interests from forestry, science, administration and nature conservation organizations. Scientists have developed a framework of conservation objectives whereby targets can be compared and analyzed.

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How flow shapes bacterial biofilms

Biophysicists have taken a systematic look into how bacterial biofilms are affected by fluid flow. The findings can give us clues about the physical rules guiding biofilm architecture, but also about the social dynamics that shape evolution.

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Translation of genes more complex than expected

Researchers have shown that translation of the genetic information stored in our DNA is much more complex than previously thought. This discovery was made by developing a type of advanced microscopy that directly visualizes the translation of the genetic code in a living cell.

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Robocalls aren't dead yet, but the FCC is finally taking aim

Technology Thanks to today's vote, carriers can now opt customers into call blocking by default. The battle against robocalls is complicated.

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Dogs mirror stress levels of their owners

A new study found that dogs and their owners show similar levels of the stress hormone cortisol over time. The dog-owner cortisol relationship seems to be related to the owner's personality, as measured by the Big 5 model. Ultimately, dog owners needn't worry that they're stressing out their pet; not all cortisol indicates "bad" stress." None Just how empathetic are dogs? A new study published in

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Google's Stadia Gaming Service, Election Security, and More News

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

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Mathematics of plant leaves

A Japanese plant species with a peculiar leaf pattern recently revealed unexpected insight into how almost all plants control their leaf arrangement.

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Are American Zika strains more virulent than Pacific and Asian strains?

Researchers comparing American, Pacific and Southeast Asian subtypes of Zika virus have concluded that the American-subtype strain has the highest ability to grow both in vitro and in vivo.

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Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis

Researchers have found mutations in 12 genes believed to be largely responsible for the onset of multiple sclerosis in families with multiple members diagnosed with the disease.

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Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo

Researchers have discovered a potential drug compound that can block a mutagenic DNA repair pathway that helps cancer cells survive chemotherapy. When they treated mice with this compound along with cisplatin, a DNA-damaging drug, tumors shrank much more than those treated with cisplatin alone.

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