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Fed Up with Washington, ALS Advocates Consider ACT UP's Take-no-Prisoners Approach

Patients want drugs fast-tracked through FDA approval process — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Policies encouraging healthy eating could greatly cut cancer-related costs

The foods we eat can play an important role in preventing cancer. New modeling research presented at Nutrition 2019 shows that policies using taxes or warning labels to encourage healthier eating could reduce the number of people who develop cancer, which would bring significant savings in medical costs.

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'Cyberpunk 2077' comes out next April, and Keanu Reeves is in it

Okay. What. WHAT?! CD Projekt Red has just unveiled a new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 which ends with the most unexpectedly brilliant celebrity appearance: Keanu Reeves. Yep, the man …

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Here's your first look at 'Battletoads' for Xbox One

Rare and Microsoft finally have more to show of their Battletoads revival than a logo. They've posted a trailer for the (mostly) side-scrolling brawler that gives you a good look …

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Improvements in insulin release wane after treatment stops in adults with type 2 diabetes

A set of clinical trials examining youth and adults with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance has found that disease progression in adults slowed during medical treatment but resumed after treatment stopped. Youth on the same treatment had markedly poorer outcomes with continued disease progression both during and after the treatment.

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Starwatch: close encounters with Jupiter

After reaching its closest approach to Earth tonight, Jupiter comes into conjunction with the full moon next Sunday Today Jupiter reaches its closest approach to Earth for the year. The configuration is known as opposition, as the sun is directly opposite the planet in the sky. This means the planet reaches its highest altitude (culminates) at or around midnight. However, for this particular oppo

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Tokyo 2020: Olympics of the Future

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Geographical devide between rich and poor

As capitalism is involving, the world around us is going to change. In a future ultra capitalist world, every country will want the richest people for them self. The prices for land property will rise to a level which only the rich cafford. The poor will have to go where the prices are low. This means, living by the lake, in the mountains or any beautiful place, becomes a absolute luxury which on

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New research on diet and supplements during pregnancy and beyond

The foods and nutrients a woman consumes while pregnant have important health implications for her and her baby. Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, will feature new research on prenatal vitamins, infant supplements and the impacts of a mother's diet during pregnancy and after the baby is born.

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Making the Most of Your Summer Break

Avoid wondering where all of those summer hours went when school starts back up again — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Drug delays type 1 diabetes in people at high risk

A treatment affecting the immune system effectively slowed the progression to clinical type 1 diabetes in high risk individuals, according to findings from National Institutes of Health-funded research. The study is the first to show that clinical type 1 diabetes can be delayed by two or more years among people who are at high risk.

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In milestone trial, experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes

Two-week course of antibody therapy holds off disease for average of two years

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Do policies targeting sugary drinks pay off?

Drinks with added sugar, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), are one of the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet and a major contributor to obesity. SSBs include non-diet sodas, flavored juice drinks, sports drinks, sweetened tea, coffee drinks, energy drinks and electrolyte replacement drinks. Research presented at Nutrition 2019 will examine how various policies could

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G20 agrees to wrap up Big Tech tax rules by 2020

Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Sunday to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes, a final communique issued …

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Combination medication helps patients with type 2 diabetes maintain blood sugar goals

Through a randomized, multicenter clinical trial, investigators studied blood glucose results for patients assigned to either take insulin (insulin glargine, IGlar U100) or insulin degludec plus liraglutide (IDegLira), a combination of both insulin and an additional medication to help with blood sugar control. The global study team found that participants who received IDegLira were better able to

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Game Pass Ultimate brings Xbox subscriptions together at a discount

Xbox wants the future of the gaming business to lean heavily on subscription services. The company’s Game Pass service has let users download games from a pool of dozens of titles, now …

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E3 2019: In 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,' video game you become a Jedi Knight

A new revelation about the 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' video game, due Nov. 15: Character Saw Gerrara, played by Forest Whitaker, is in the cast.

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Mnuchin: Trump could ease restrictions on Huawei if trade talks advance

US treasury secretary says that without a deal, Washington will maintain tariffs to cut its deficitUS treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday Donald Trump might ease US restrictions …

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Was Darwin Wrong?

A journalist recounts the epic story of modern challenges to evolutionary dogma. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Xbox's biggest competitor isn't PlayStation

Stop me if you've heard this one before. At E3 2013, Microsoft tripped over its shoelaces as it tried to justify the unexpectedly high price and complex ecosystem of its upcoming …

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Raytheon and United Technologies in merger talks: WSJ

United Technologies Corp and US arms giant Raytheon are in talks over a merger deal that could create one of the world's biggest aerospace and defense companies, the Wall Street Journal reported …

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Tænkeboks: Hvor højt når stigen op?

Herunder serverer vi opgave nr. 16 for dig.

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Opfindelsernes Bog er nu med i Ingeniørernes danmarkshistorie

Nu kan du tage et dybt dyk ned i en spændende periode i både dansk og international teknologiudvikling.

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Digitally deconstructing Beethoven

Statistics and musicology combine to illuminate composer’s work. Nick Carne reports.

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Straining to understand constipation

Study discovers that many people are constipated, even when they think they aren’t. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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The breaking of America’s fossil monument

A vast and valuable fossil deposit is in danger of being lost to mining and private collectors. Museums and scientists are furious. Samantha Page reports.

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Killer shrimps wreak havoc through terror

A new study of an invading European crustacean invasion shows how fear alone can wreck an ecosystem. Mark Bruer reports.

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A black hole, a disc and an equator

Computer simulations confirm astrophysical predictions made more than half a century ago.

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How to Deploy Tech Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenges at Scale

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door,” argued Ralph Waldo Emerson, the 19th century US lecturer, philosopher, and essayist. In other words, if scientists and engineers invent a better solution to something, scaling and deployment will happen automatically. Although Emerson was writing in the 19th century, we are still operating on the basis of his optimistic but

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The Funniest Math Joke

Because you know it has to be when you write 400 words explaining it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Science history: The genius who ended up in a Kurt Vonnegut novel

Irving Langmuir won a Nobel Prize and accidently boosted a hurricane. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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How to make and print your first 3D model

DIY Turn your ideas into reality. If you’re using a 3D printer, you’ll need something to print. There are a wide variety of 3D-printable models to choose from online, but if you want to make something…

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Bath Abbey's east wing reopens after floor restoration

Work to stop slabs crashing into burial spaces beneath has uncovered a wealth of surprises A painstaking operation to stop the floor of one of the UK’s great churches caving into the burial spaces beneath the great stone slabs has reached an important stage. The east wing of Bath Abbey , which has been hidden behind hoardings for more than a year, was reopened for members of the congregation on S

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Fifa 20 volta mode: Biggest new feature of new update brings Fifa Street back to the game

Fifa Street has been one of the most beloved additions to the franchise – but hasn't been discussed for years

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Stories That Ask Whether Humans and Nature Were Always Incompatible

“One of the extraordinary adaptive powers of our species,” Karen Russell writes in her new collection of stories, “is its ability to transmute a stray encounter into a first chapter.” A stray encounter, she describes, could involve the meeting of a 22-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman in a Pennsylvania bar and, soon after, the sudden decision to quit their jobs, rent a car, and drive to the Mo

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Trump's Visit to the UK Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

The trip was documented, and debated, on social media.

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Electric Buses, Quiet Tires, and More Car News This Week

Why haven't electric buses caught on? And how does Mattel shrink car designs to make Hot Wheels?

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Review: Garmin Forerunner 245 Gives You a Run For Your Money

After testing two of Garmin's new Forerunners, the 245 Music offers the best value for your money.

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Nyt computerprogram kan forudsige om Hollywood-skuespillere får succes eller ej

Har en skuespiller ikke fået succes tidligt i karrieren, kommer det nok aldrig til at ske.

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Xbox E3 – live: Microsoft to unveil next gen console details and new games at press conference

Xbox is hosting its E3 conference, during which it is expected to unveil its next gen console and the games that will be played on it.

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Comcast Told To Pay $9.1 Million For Billing Service Plans Without Consent

Comcast has been told to pay a pretty penny for billing plans to customers’ accounts without their consent and knowledge. The company has been ordered by a Washington state judge to …

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The Limits Of Human Endurance

How do you study the upper limits of human endurance? Professor Herman Pontzer of Duke University tracked long-distance athletes running across the country. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Why are IQ scores rising? Industrialization rewired our minds.

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AI fined Chinese driver for Scratching his head

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The looming 100-year US-China conflict: Martin Wolf

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Apple's 'Noise' App Is Designed to Save You From Yourself

The new app for Apple Watch buzzes your wrist whenever you’re in a loud environment—yet another app to protect you from the tech that surrounds you.

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Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it.

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A Double Asteroid Came Uncomfortably Close to Earth Last Month, Here's Why That's Good

The International Asteroid Warning Network was on the case.

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How Long Can Humans Live?

Humans are living longer around the world. While there have been obvious ups and downs, life expectancy at birth overall has been steadily increasing for many years

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Why Are Some Smells So Hard to Get Rid Of?

Some scents quickly disappear, but others long outstay their welcome.

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Hvid energi: Ny opfindelse hiver strøm ud af faldende sne

Teknologien kan måske bruges til arktiske vejrstationer og skijakker.

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Dansk startup sender vindmøllerne til vejrs

PLUS. Hvad nu, hvis man kunne undvære 90 procent af de materialer, der i dag går til at bygge en vindmølle? Det forsøger iværksætteren Andreas Okholm at opnå med en ny form for eksperimentel vindmølle-konstruktion.

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iPadOS Isn't Just a Name. It's a New Direction for Apple

Let's take a three-finger flick at the future.

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How to Stop Robocalls—or At Least Slow Them Down

Let's be honest, you can't kill robocalls completely. But you can block more of them than you might think.

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The TV Is Too Damn Long

Chernobyl , which wrapped up its five-episode run on HBO last week, is one of the more unlikely hits of 2019—a bleak, panicky, emetic drama about a nuclear disaster whose defining stylistic qualities were British accents, a fanatical commitment to historical detail, and a score that sounded like two pieces of metal being scraped together. And yet: I loved it . Lots of other people did, too, so mu

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I Helped Obama Win in 2012. Now Trump Is Using the Same Playbook.

The general-election campaign is happening today. And Donald Trump is running unopposed. Presidents who have recently won reelection seeded their victories not in the final sprint before Election Day, but by executing a two-year campaign to exploit a contentious primary on the other side, reconnect with their base of supporters, and define the election as a choice, not a referendum. I served as t

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How small could alien visitors be?

Is it possible that we have had alien visitors that are too small for us to find? What is the theoretical limit for the size of an intelligent alien spacecraft? Also I the same general train of thought, how fast could aliens be? If engineered for maximum theoretical speed, could they come and go in the blink of an eye, and not stick around for long enough for us to notice? submitted by /u/250k-st

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So how high up the Kardashev scale does a civilisation need to be before it hits the Singularity?

The Kardashev scale is logorithmic energy scale to measure the energy capacity of a civilisation: Can harness the power of their planet. Can harness the power of their sun. Can harness the power of their galaxy. The concept of the Singularity is where everything changes e.g. people can upload into super computers. ​ The thing is super computers use a lot of power e.g. tens of megawatts, so for a

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Topforsker om sit livs værste eksamen: Jeg lærte meget, da jeg fik en lavere karakter

Du imponerer ikke nogen med omvendte ordstillinger og lange ord i din opgave, siger Vincent Hendricks.

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Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change

Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed over climate change, the airline industry says it is "hellbent" on reducing emissions—but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still out of reach.

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Raytheon and United Technologies in merger talks: WSJ

United Technologies Corp and US arms giant Raytheon are in talks over a merger deal that could create one of the world's biggest aerospace and defense companies, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

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Alternative meat seen as potentially juicy business

No longer at the food fringes, plant-based meats are selling well in supermarkets and emerging as a hot commodity for fast food chains, industrial food companies and Wall Street investors.

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Huawei turns to Africa to offset US blacklist

As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already well-established.

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US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like robotics, drones and electric cars.

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W.African farm 'bootcamp' gets green entrepreneurs into shape

Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an "agro-bootcamp" in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest maize, cowpeas and rice.

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Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms help patients fight tuberculosis

In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor larmer nogle redningshelikoptere mere end andre?

PLUS. Et par læsere kan høre Rigshospitalets lægehelikoptere hjemmefra og undrer sig over lydbilledet. Helikopter i Flyvevåbnet giver et overblik over de forskellige redningshelikopteres lyde.

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Scientists split as genetics lab scales down animal tests

Mice, rats and zebrafish will no longer be bred for medical research at one of the world’s leading genetics institutes A row has broken out among scientists over the decision by one of the world’s leading genetics laboratories – the Sanger Institute in Cambridgeshire – to close its animal breeding facility. The Wellcome Trust, which runs the institute, has decided that the £30m animal laboratory,

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3D-printed replica heads are being used to help treat cancer patients

Radiotherapists are using 3D printed replica heads of their patients to practice performing cancer treatments and work out any kinks before doing the real thing

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Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition

Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected. Compared with people who got more than seven hours of sleep per night, scientists found that people who got fewer than seven hours of sleep per night on average consumed lower amounts of vitamins A,

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The race to replace Viagra

As the last patents on the erectile dysfunction drug run out, interest in finding new treatments has been renewed Are we witnessing the end of an era for Viagra and Pfizer? Since the famous “little blue pill” exploded on to the market in 1998, becoming the fastest selling drug in history, the American pharmaceutical giant has made vast sums marketing it to erectile dysfunction sufferers all over

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Where dogs wear pollution masks

South Korea's dogs have to go for walkies in some of the worst air in the developed world.

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Alien Invasion

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How do you vacuum plastic from a beach?

Engineers in Canada have devised a machine they say can clean small pieces of plastic from Hawaii's "Trash Beach".

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Toilet-trang og akut stress: Sådan gør din krop sig klar til eksamen

Her er fem måder din krop reagerer på, når du går til eksamen.

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non deflatable tires by Michelin.

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Happy 70th Birthday 1984. It’s happening right now in China.

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Ny studie: Digital meditation kan förbättra minnet

Att meditera med hjälp av en app kan förbättra både koncentrationsförmågan och minnet. Det visar en ny amerikansk studie gjord på unga vuxna.

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Using microRNA to detect early signs of type 2 diabetes in teens

Exosomes, tiny nanoparticles released from fat cells, may hold biochemical clues to the early development of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study of 55 teens with obesity

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Dawn of the Crunch

A tiny fossil skull reveals the oldest known vertebrate capable of crunching hard-shelled prey. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Fighting Sabercats Bit Each Other on the Face

A pair of fossil skulls reveal how Smilodon fought with each other. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The limits of space resources | What the future

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Tech hub San Francisco first US city to ban facial recognition

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New experiment will test EmDrive that breaks the laws of physics

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Sex robots are coming, with a host of concerns

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Tested's Hands-On: Nreal Light Augmented Reality Glasses

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Deep-Space Shielding

Lithium hydride could protect humans from radiation on the way to Mars and be useful when they get there — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Heatstroke kills monkeys as India suffers in searing temperatures

A troop of monkeys died from suspected heatstroke in India as scorching temperatures that have lasted more than a week take a mounting toll on humans and animals, media reports said Saturday.

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China to set up system to safeguard technology security

China plans to establish a system to ensure "national security" in technology, state media reported Saturday amid an expanding trade war with the United States which has snared Chinese tech titan Huawei.

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Thousands demonstrate against cruise ships in Venice

Thousands of people took to the streets in Venice on Saturday calling for a ban on large cruise ships in the city following last week's collision between a massive vessel and a tourist boat.

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AI tool helps radiologists detect brain aneurysms

Radiologists improved their diagnoses of brain aneurysms with the help of an artificial intelligence algorithm developed by medical experts and computer scientists.

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How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space

Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) does or does not release its proton in conditions like those found in interstellar space. The answer was neither yes nor no, but instead depended on the order in which the team b

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Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink

Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in the light of increasing evidence of unprecedented speed of change to these fragile ecosystems.

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Behavioral correlations of the domestication syndrome are decoupled in modern dog breeds

A new study used behavioral data from more than 76,000 dogs, to test the hypothesis that key behaviors in the domestication syndrome are correlated.

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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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Maker Faire ceases operations amid financial trouble

It's a grim time for fans of homebrew gadget creation. Maker Media, the company responsible for Maker Faires and Make:, has stopped operations and laid off all its staff. CEO …

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Lyft sues San Francisco to block rival bike-sharing services

It looks like San Francisco's call for applications to expand its dockless bicycle program didn't sit well with Lyft. The company has just filed a lawsuit against the California …

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Are full body VR devices that you install simply by putting it on your temple possible?

After watching the first episode of the newest season of black mirror yesterday I was left with a question, is that level of experience possible with such a small device placed in such a spot? I've seen similar things in other movies / TV shows throughout the years, so I wondered if there is any basis behind the idea, or is it one of those "Hollywoodisms" that doesn't make sense, but everyone thi

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Apex Legends Season 02 Lands Next Month With New Legend And L-Star Weapon

Apex Legends is still a popular battle royale game that is free to play, like its Fortnite counterpart. Respawn is always updating the game and trying to fight cheaters to keep Apex Legends …

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Kosmiske babybilleder: Teleskop fanger fotos af to nyfødte planeter

Direkte billeder af fjerne planeter bliver snart forbedret, og det øger chancen for at finde liv.

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Long-term islet transplant recipients show near-normal glucose control

Findings from continuous glucose monitoring evaluations in islet transplant recipients who have been insulin independent for an average of 10 years show near normal glycemic profiles and time-in-range metrics, demonstrating that islet transplantation can be a successful long-term therapy for select patients with type 1 diabetes.

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Preliminary study finds health coaches and incentives help youth with type 1 diabetes

To help children and teens with type 1 diabetes improve glycemic control, a team of endocrinologists from Children's National Health System brought in health coaches and incentives to personalize prescriptions and motivate families. The 10-week trial resulted in an average 0.5% reduction in A1C, an incremental step to support long-term health outcomes, including optimal heart and kidney function.

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How to have better conversations and get your relationships moving forward

Uncomfortable conversations are often much more uncomfortable than they need to be because of how we handle them. If we approach them with dread, we're more likely to beat around the bush. And the more we do that, the more awkward they become. A better approach is to declare your intent right from the start. Let the other person know exactly what you're there to discuss. Be vulnerable about what

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Poll finds most Americans believe Trump will win the 2020 election

A new poll shows a majority of respondents think Trump will win another term next year. This is despite the fact that the respondents didn't all approve of Trump. Similar polls have been taken for other Presidents at the same point in their first term. The United States is in something of a political twilight zone right now. The presidency and senate are controlled by people who lost the popular

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Free Will Is Real

Philosopher Christian List argues against reductionism and determinism in accounts of the mind. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #23

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 2 through Sat, June 8, 2019 Editor's Pick White House Tried to Stop Climate Science Testimony, Documents Show Rod Schoonover at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday. Credit: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press The White House tried to stop a State Department senior

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Free Will Is Real

Philosopher Christian List argues against reductionism and determinism in accounts of the mind. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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You can learn to be a leader — if you know how to get out of your comfort zone

Today's workplace is multicultural, multigenerational, and far more complex than the office of yesteryear. Rather than blustering or bullying their way through these changes, good leaders learn to adapt to the new reality by becoming fluent in leading and communicating with people who may think differently than they do. Jane Hyun, co-author of Flex , has some specific advice for leaders trying to

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What is the world drinking? Study reveals global intake of major beverages

The beverages we drink represent a substantial source of our daily calories and nutrients, yet standardized methods for tracking beverage consumption have been limited. In the latest and most comprehensive assessment of worldwide beverage consumption, researchers report substantial differences in the beverages consumed by different demographic groups in 185 countries.

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Research reveals how diet influences diabetes risk

Could changing what we eat lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes? Studies presented at Nutrition 2019 will examine how consuming certain foods, vitamins and even the order in which we eat can affect blood sugar levels and risk of developing 2 diabetes.

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E3: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay footage revealed – CNET

Draw deeply on the Force and learn all you can about this Jedi adventure after the gameplay reveal during EA's presentation on Saturday.

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Tissue engineering: The big picture on growing small intestines

Scientists describe how stem cell therapies could help babies with severe intestinal issues.

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Making 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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$175K Grant Awarded to Optimize CRISPR/Cas9 for DMD Gene Therapy

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As a prison doctor, Amanda Brown knows compassion is the best medicine

A mid-life career leap into the prison service opened this GP’s eyes and heart For Dr Amanda Brown, a village GP in Buckinghamshire, the idea of working in a prison was so off the radar that when the offer came, her first reaction was surprise that such jobs existed. “It had never occurred to me that doctors even worked in prisons,” she says. “How stupid was I? But I thought it sounded fun. Inter

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Space Photos of the Week: X-rays, Binary Stars, and Mars Moles

No matter how much we explore space, we’re only scratching the surface.

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 8)

ROBOTICS Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One Matt Simon | Wired “Seen from above, the scale of the system is dizzying. My robot, a little orange slab known as a ‘drive’ (or more formally and mythically, Pegasus), is just one of hundreds of its kind swarming a 125,000-square-foot ‘field’ pockmarked with chutes. It’s a symphony of electric whirring, with robots pausing

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Inka History in Knots (Book Review)

Gary Urton explains what we can and cannot know about Inka khipus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How duct tape can help you survive almost anything

DIY These 10 sticky tricks could save your skin in a survival situation. This wonder tape has been used for jobs that the original duct tape developers never imagined. The versatile product can mend, bind, patch, repair, and replace many of…

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Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables

Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The study estimated that roughly 1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough fruit and 1 in 12 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough vegetables.

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A Short History of Presidential Vacillation: Mars or the Moon

Almost two years ago, with no regard for safety precautions or protocol, President Donald Trump faced the sun head-on. As the rest of us watched the solar eclipse through specially purchased glasses or cereal boxes outfitted with X-acto-knifed slots, President Trump squinted unblinkingly into the bright, unfiltered sunlight and emerged unscathed. Then, on Friday, he came for the moon. Less than t

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How Dutch Law Got a Little Too Comfortable With Euthanasia

However alarmist some stories about Noa Pothoven’s death might have been, one should remember that euthanasia of a minor as young as 16 for psychiatric suffering is indeed legal in the Netherlands. Pothoven, a 17-year-old girl in that country, had struggled with depression, anorexia, and post-traumatic stress disorder, reportedly after being sexually abused at age 11 and raped at 14. She had soug

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New model predicts impact of invasive lionfish predators on coral reefs

A new model is providing insight into the impact of invasive lionfish on coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The venomous predatory fish has invaded more than 7.3 million square kilometers in the Atlantic and Caribbean, wreaking havoc among native fish populations.

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Doublethink Is Stronger Than Orwell Imagined

Oliver Munday No novel of the past century has had more influence than George Orwell’s 1984. The title, the adjectival form of the author’s last name, the vocabulary of the all-powerful Party that rules the superstate Oceania with the ideology of Ingsoc— doublethink , memory hole , unperson , thoughtcrime , Newspeak , Thought Police , Room 101 , Big Brother —they’ve all entered the English langua

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How do foams collapse?

Researchers have successfully found two distinct mechanisms by which foams can collapse, yielding insight into the prevention/acceleration of foam rupture in industrial materials e.g. foods, cosmetics, insulation, stored chemicals. When a bubble breaks, they found that a collapse event propagates via impact with the receding film and tiny scattered droplets breaking other bubbles. Identifying whic

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Study links sleep-disordered breathing to age acceleration

Increasing severity of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep disruption are associated with epigenetic age acceleration, according to preliminary results of a new study.

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New radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of cancer

A novel class of radiopharmaceuticals has proven effective in non-invasively identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumors. Using 68Ga-FAPI PET/CT, researchers were able to image the tumors with very high uptake and image contrast, paving the way for new applications in tumor characterization, staging and therapy.

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High levels of rare gut bacteria may be linked to restless legs syndrome

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may be more prevalent among patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to preliminary findings from a small, new study.

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Touch-transmitting robotic hand gets its first public demo

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Cryptocurrency Company Hacks Itself Before Hackers Can Hack It

Microsoft deletes its facial recognition database, hackers hit health care, and more of the week's top security news.

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Kids is the Perfect Lunchtime Videogame When There’s No Time for Fortnite

Games don’t have to be *Fortnite*-length to have a lasting impact.

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*Star Trek: Discovery* Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

Season 2 is light years ahead of the show's first season.

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Food for thought: Studies reveal diet's role in children's brain health

Eating well, drinking enough water and taking certain supplements have all been shown to positively affect brain function in adults. Less is known about how these factors affect children. At Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, researchers announce new findings on the ways nutrition influences how children think, learn and behave.

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Weekend reads: Dean withdraws from post after retraction of Lancet book review; star researcher committed misconduct; a new way to game peer review?

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a reminder that sometimes science just needs more bullshit; a … Continue reading Weekend reads: Dean withdraws from post aft

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Shakespeare and Company

In the June issue, The Atlantic published an essay exploring the possibility that an Elizabethan writer named Emilia Bassano might have had a hand, or more, in the creation of William Shakespeare’s work. Elizabeth Winkler’s authorship quest was speculative in nature; her goal was to highlight rich new perspectives on the plays and the female voices within them. The piece sparked great interest in

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Shakespeare Didn’t Write Alone

Editor’s Note: This article is one in a series of responses to Elizabeth Winkler’s article, “Was Shakespeare a Woman?,” in the June issue of the magazine. I don’t believe that Emilia Bassano wrote the plays of Shakespeare. I don’t think Elizabeth Winkler does either. Emilia Bassano is, however, a very interesting, too-little-considered person, robustly present in the cultural world of Shakespeare

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The Hidden Women Writers of the Elizabethan Theater

Editor’s Note: This article is one in a series of responses to Elizabeth Winkler’s article, “Was Shakespeare a Woman?,” in the June issue of the magazine. I’m not convinced that Emilia Bassano or anyone else was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays. But I’m absolutely certain that women had a hand in the writing of many plays performed in his theater. Recent scholarship has demonstrated that wo

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Shakespeare Wrote Insightfully About Women. That Doesn’t Mean He Was One.

Editor’s Note: This article is one in a series of responses to Elizabeth Winkler’s article, “Was Shakespeare a Woman?,” in the June issue of the magazine. For years, fantasists who peddle the fiction that Shakespeare didn’t write the plays attributed to him have failed to get Wikipedia to backdate doubts about his authorship. Wikipedia refuses to do so because scholars have demonstrated that two

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Keep Questioning Shakespeare’s Identity

Editor’s Note: This article is one in a series of responses to Elizabeth Winkler’s article, “Was Shakespeare a Woman?,” in the June issue of the magazine. Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. —Samuel Johnson If we did not know how Vincent van Gogh learned to paint, we might ask how such remarkably original paintings came into existence. If we

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The Logical Gymnastics of Shakespeare Biography

Editor’s Note: This article is one in a series of responses to Elizabeth Winkler’s article, “Was Shakespeare a Woman?,” in the June issue of the magazine. It’s a hard life for biographers of Shakespeare, softened only by their royalties. Very little is known about the man himself, and what is known has been in the public domain for a long time. The most recent discovery with any significant relat

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Letters: The Meaning of Shakespeare's Identity

Was Shakespeare a Woman? The authorship controversy has yet to surface a compelling alternative to the man buried in Stratford. Perhaps that’s because, until recently, no one was looking in the right place, Elizabeth Winkler suggested in The Atlantic ’s June issue . I thank you sincerely for shedding a light on the literary work published by William Shakespeare. I feel chills as I reread the text

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Is the Radiation from Airport Body Scanners Dangerous?

Not much more dangerous than a banana

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This Asteroid Has a 1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth This Fall

This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89.

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Misophonia: Why Do Some Sounds Drive People Crazy?

Could a seemingly innocent sound like someone chewing potato chips shoot up your heart rate and send your brain into a frenzy as if you were caught in a life-and-death situation?

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White House Tried to Stop Climate Science Testimony, Documents Show

Administration officials said proposed testimony by a State Department scientist amounted to “climate alarm propaganda.”

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Forbrændingskloset futter fækalierne af

Mens vandklosetterne sidst i 1800-tallet begyndte at vinde indpas mange steder, gik man i Tyskland og USA en anden vej med opfindelsen af forbrændingsklosettet, der uskadeliggjorde fækalierne hurtigst muligt i en kulfyret skaktovn.

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Hackeralarm: Hullede Windows-computere kan koste danske virksomheder dyrt

Tusindvis af computere og servere i Danmark kan blive angrebet via sårbarheden BlueKeep.

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Naloxone Has Made Overdosing Less Terrifying

The man was out of his wheelchair and lay flat on his back just off San Francisco’s Market Street, waiting for the hypodermic needle to pierce his skin and that familiar euphoric feeling to wash over him. The old-timer, who appeared to be in his 60s, could not find a viable vein, so a 38-year-old man named Daniel Hogan helped him. Hogan, a longtime drug user originally from St. Louis, leaned over

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The Tony-Nominated Play That Savages the U.S. Constitution

This post contains mild spoilers for What the Constitution Means to Me . At the start of the Tony-nominated play What the Constitution Means to Me , the writer and performer Heidi Schreck bounds cheerfully onto the stage wearing a sunny smile and a cupcake-yellow blazer. She then proceeds to savage the revered, 232 – year-old text on which the U.S. was built. The play is never more electrifying t

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16 Killer Tech Deals on iPad, Galaxy S10E, TV Speakers, and More

These are our favorite tech deals for the weekend, including deep discounts on the latest iPads.

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World makes mind – with Barbara Tversky

"Our feet take us from place to place. A place is a dot and the path between places is a relation. And if you think about thought, it's the same." "There's all this work done now on how you can preserve an aging mind. Crossword puzzles…brain training…none of that works as well as moving in the world. Just keep moving." None You're a body in the world. From the moment you're born, from that very f

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Climate Change Sends Great Lakes Water Levels Seesawing

Six years ago, lake levels were low, now lakeside communities face widespread flooding — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Vampire Birds of the Galápagos Have Fascinating Inner Lives

Yes, there is such a thing as a vampire finch.

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Looking Beneath the Ocean’s Surface with Antarctic Citizen Scientists

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography are working with Antarctic tour operators like Hurtigruten to enable vacationers to serve as citizen scientists with the FjordPhyto citizen science project. Travelers collect samples of phytoplankton from Antarctic fjords in an effort to understand the base of the food web, helping scientists learn how one of the most fertile ocean regions in the w

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Robots will take over manufacturing industry by 2024

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Lawmakers Want Government to Help Workers Prepare for Automation

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Amazon’s Fashion Quest Continues With the Drop and StyleSnap

The world's largest online retailer goes after a new, more fashionable kind of shopper: social media influencers, and the people who love to follow them.

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I Think I Hated This Tech Conference on Psychedelics

Awakened Futures, which promises a weekend of contemplation and "high weirdness," thinks of itself as a kind of un-conference. Well, I came undone.

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Dark Mode Was the Star of WWDC. Do You Really Need It?

The latest trend in app design—with black and gray backgrounds that mimic nighttime—has negligible benefits. But dark mode just looks cool.

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Læger: DNA-tests købt på nettet kan tvinge sundhedsvæsenet i knæ

Læger efterspørger retningslinjer for DNA-tests, mens Danske Regioner mener, at firmaerne bag testene bør tage ansvaret på sig.

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Decades of Being Wrong About China Should Teach Us Something

Thirty years ago this week, I watched the news from Beijing and started shredding my bedding. It was the night before my college graduation, I had been studying Chinese politics, and news had broken that college students just like us had been gunned down in Tiananmen Square after weeks of peaceful and exhilarating democracy protests—carried on international TV. In the iconic square where Mao Zedo

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The Art of Flattering Donald Trump

PARIS , France—When Donald Trump visited Beijing in 2017, China treated him to an official dinner inside the Forbidden City, an honor no American president had gotten since Mao Zedong took power. Trump, a wrestling enthusiast, awarded a specially made, 70-pound trophy at the end of a sumo match during a trip to Japan last month. And this past week, the British royal family lavished Trump with cou

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Ricardo Rosselló Wants 2020 Candidates Talking About Puerto Rico

By almost any metric, it’s a difficult time to be the governor of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017, resulting in 3,000 deaths and the largest power outage in modern U.S. history. On top of that, the territory is trying to climb out from under $123 billion in debt, which has spiraled into a major bankruptcy crisis. Ricardo Rosselló, the island’s 40-year-old gove

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When AI Becomes an Everyday Technology

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This neural network gives kittens A+ names like "Mr Sinister"

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Google’s AI generates videos with ‘unprecedented complexity’

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Boston Dynamics' creepy robot dog is going up for sale

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Why are IQ scores rising? Industrialization rewired our minds.

Human intelligence is increasing by approximately 3 IQ points per decade, a phenomenon known as the Flynn effect. The increases come from one area of intelligence in particular: abstract thinking, which can be tested using puzzles like Raven's Progressive Matrices. Watch this video to see two kinds of puzzles: One your modern mind is perfectly geared for, and another that might just fool you. In

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'We All Owe Al Gore An Apology': More People See Climate Change In Record Flooding

Research shows that more people are linking climate change to extreme weather events, like the ongoing flooding in America's heartland. Experts are hoping that also inspires action. (Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

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Genvalgt formand vil sætte etik på dagsordenen

PLUS. I 2016 besluttede IDA at basere sin Vision 2025 på FN’s 17 verdensmål for bæredygtighed. Det var en frem­synet beslutning, der tegner en retning, som skal fastholdes, mener formanden.

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Lizards' grip became ten times stronger after hurricane Maria

Lizards on the Caribbean island of Dominica have a super strong grip, ten times stronger than before hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017

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The Next Big Phones Could Bring a Billion People Online

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Even as Floods Worsen With Climate Change, Fewer People Insure Against Disaster

The Midwest floods have highlighted a gap in disaster readiness: Fewer Americans are buying flood insurance, even as climate change increases their risk.

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Crucial to life, oceans get chance in climate spotlight

Armed with better data than ever before, scientists have in recent months sounded the alarm over the rising pace of global warming and the parlous state of Nature.

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US moves to tackle scourge of 'robocalls'

"Hello? Who's calling?" For many Americans these days, the call is coming from a "bot" or automated program that seeks to trick them into giving up money or important personal data.

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Mississippi seeks seafood disaster amid spillway complaints

Mississippi's governor wants the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster as freshwater from a Mississippi River spillway gushes into what's normally a partly salty estuary, killing countless oysters and crabs.

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Uber chief tightens grip with top execs' departures

Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi put out word Friday that he is tightening his grip on the wheel at the ride-share firm in the wake of a bumpy stock market debut.

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'Hurry up!': G20 urged to speed up digital tax

Top G20 finance officials agreed Saturday there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed on the best way to do it.

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France ready to cut Renault stake to shore up Nissan partnership: minister

France is ready to consider cutting its stake in Renault in the interests of consolidating the automaker's alliance with Nissan, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Saturday.

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Mapping the ocean's unseen heroes, one microbe at a time

The picture of how climate change is impacting our ocean is often told via its larger inhabitants: scrawny polar bears, bleached coral, dwindling catch in fishing nets. But just as importantly, microscopic marine organisms play an essential role in our biosphere.

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Researchers discover meat-eating plant in Ontario, Canada

Call it the "Little Bog of Horrors." In what is believed to be a first for North America, biologists at the University of Guelph have discovered that meat-eating pitcher plants in Ontario's Algonquin Park wetlands consume not just bugs but also young salamanders.

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Researchers discover meat-eating plant in Ontario, Canada

Call it the "Little Bog of Horrors." In what is believed to be a first for North America, biologists at the University of Guelph have discovered that meat-eating pitcher plants in Ontario's Algonquin Park wetlands consume not just bugs but also young salamanders.

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Google walkout organizer quits, citing retaliation fear

A Google worker who helped organize a massive walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct said Friday she had quit her job.

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Trump says NASA should stop talking about going back to the Moon

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that NASA should stop talking about going back to the Moon, which caused confusion since his administration aims to restart Moon landings by 2024.

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Fake news generating AIs could be the best weapons to fight fake news

An AI that writes convincing fake news articles is more accurate than other algorithms at differentiating fake from real news

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Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes

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Nu kan en DNA-test fra nettet faktisk gøre dig (lidt) klogere på dit helbred

Teknologien bag gen-analyser er kommet langt, men kvaliteten på det private marked er svingende, konkluderer to eksperter.

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How do foams collapse?

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have successfully found two distinct mechanisms by which foams can collapse, yielding insight into the prevention/acceleration of foam rupture in industrial materials e.g. foods, cosmetics, insulation, stored chemicals. When a bubble breaks, they found that a collapse event propagates via impact with the receding film and tiny scattered droplets break

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Här är båten som tillverkar sitt eget bränsle

Båtar som producerar sin egen vätgas från havsvattnen låter som en framtidsutopi. Men katamaranen Energy Observer gör just det.

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Ugens debat: En runde til om atomkraft

PLUS. Det Internationale Energiagentur (IEA) appellerer i en rapport om atomkraft til, at udfasningen af atomkraft bremses af hensyn til CO2-udslippet. Det synspunkt fik en stor gruppe ing.dk-læsere op på begge sider af de velkendte barrikader.

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FDA: 'Influencers' promoted vaping without suitable warnings

U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media …

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George R.R. Martin’s next project is reportedly the video game, Elden Ring

E3 doesn’t technically start until Tuesday, but the leaks are already arriving fast and furious. Now that winter has come from HBO’s Game of Thrones, creator George R.R. Martin’s got several …

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The kinetochore and the origin of eukaryotic chromosome segregation [Commentaries]

All organisms must faithfully segregate their DNA during cell division to safeguard complete inheritance of the genome. In eukaryotes, mechanisms of cell and nuclear division are highly variable, and while these usually involve the use of a mitotic microtubule-based spindle and a kinetochore (KT) that physically links the chromatin and…

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A natural killer cell receptor takes sharp aim at the world of bacteria [Commentaries]

Killer cell Ig-like receptors (KIR) are expressed on natural killer (NK) cells, lymphocytes of innate immunity and reproduction. The principal KIR ligands are the polymorphic HLA-A, HLA-B, and HLA-C glycoproteins of the human major histocompatibility complex. The KIR form 4 phylogenetic lineages. Lineage III KIR are most numerous and include…

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Transport dynamics of complex fluids [Physics]

Thermal motion in complex fluids is a complicated stochastic process but ubiquitously exhibits initial ballistic, intermediate subdiffusive, and long-time diffusive motion, unless interrupted. Despite its relevance to numerous dynamical processes of interest in modern science, a unified, quantitative understanding of thermal motion in complex fluids remains a challenging problem. Here,…

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Lunar Tales: The First (Imaginative) Moon Landings

This iconic shot from the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon shows the fabled Man in the Moon embedded with a massive, bullet-like spacecraft that was launched from Earth by a giant cannon. (Credit: drmvm1/Flickr) It’s been 50 years since humans first landed on the Moon. But for how long have we rehearsed those first steps in our imaginations? This we do know: We’ve been telling each other tales about o

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Could Chernobyl Happen Again? These 10 Reactors Have Scientists Concerned

The fundamental design could pose a safety risk.

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Is It Safe to Visit Chernobyl?

Touring Chernobyl means observing strict safety rules.

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New blood test on horizon for the 1 in 10 children who suffer common liver disease

A new blood test could become clinical practice within five years, reducing the need for a liver biopsy in the management of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as a major new international pediatric liver registry collaboration yields early results.

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Researchers warn: junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic

Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition are today presenting the results of a study that show higher levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), found in abundance in junk food, are associated with food allergy in children.

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Junk food may be fuelling rise in food allergies, say experts

Children with food allergies are found to have higher levels of substance in processed foods A ballooning diet of junk food might be one of the factors fuelling a rise in food allergies, researchers have suggested. Experts say they have seen a rise in food allergies in western countries, including the UK. While true prevalence can be tricky to determine, data published by NHS Digital shows episod

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Microsoft deletes massive facial recognition data set

Facial recognition is a hot topic as more companies and law enforcement agencies jump on the bandwagon, seemingly without much thought to personal privacy. The main way to train the algorithms …

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Lyft's Lawsuit Against San Francisco Is Bigger Than Bike-Share

Lyft's bike-share company, Motivate, had an exclusive contract with the city for its docked bike program. But if San Francisco allows a dockless bike program, Uber could muscle in on Lyft's territory.

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Here's how much a chocolate bar made without child labor would cost

Science A new study lifts the wrapper on the cocoa industry. Increasing the price of cocoa by a mere 2.8 percent could provide farmers with enough income to hire qualified adult labor, instead of relying on children.

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The Family Weekly: Do All Newborns Really Look Like Their Dads?

(Sarah Jung) This Week in Family “She looks just like her dad!” It’s a common refrain that new moms might hear after giving birth. But it turns out the resemblance is all in the eye of the beholder. Babies are equally likely to resemble either parent, but the myth persists because fathers are more likely to spend quality time with their infants if they think—egged on by family and friends—that th

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Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring

Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren't hard-wired.

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Letters: The Two Types of Airport People

There Are Two Types of Airport People Last week, Amanda Mull wrote about why some travelers get to the airport compulsively early—and why others relish the thrill of a late arrival. After talking with friends and colleagues, Mull concluded that “baseline differences in outlook can make the virtues of both earliness and lateness impossible to explain to people in the opposite camp.” First, nobody

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Judge Says FDA Can Stop Clinic from Selling Stem Cell Treatments

The decision may facilitate the agency cracking down more effectively on the unproven interventions these companies sell.

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Last week in tech: A bushel of Apple announcements, Google’s gaming service, and Xbox body wash

Technology Plus, listen to the latest episode of the Techathlon podcast. WWDC highlights and the upcoming onslaught of video games from E3.

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Somebody's watching you: The surveillance of self-driving cars

As self-driving cars develop further, they will play a much larger role in the digital economy as car companies and others harness personalized customer information through geospatial and navigation technologies, according to a new study.

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Why This Image of a Woodpecker Is Creeping People Out

When a seemingly innocuous image of a woodpecker stashing away its acorn supply made the internet rounds, Twitter-users expressed revulsion. They were reacting to the holes, which were triggering a condition called trypophobia.

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Uber’s second-in-command, chief marketing officer depart in post-IPO shakeup

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he will assume command of company’s core business.

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Robert Downey Jr. plans to 'clean up the planet' with A.I.

At an Amazon event, actor Robert Downey Jr. announced plans to launch a foundation that would use robots and nanotechnology to clean up the environment. The foundation is called the Footprint Coalition. Details of the foundation's plans are unclear. Researchers are exploring a variety of ways that nanotechnology could help protect the environment. None Speaking at Amazon's Re:MARS conference in L

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Nurses have an increased risk of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation

According to preliminary results of a new study, there is a high prevalence of insufficient sleep and symptoms of common sleep disorders among medical center nurses.

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New radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of cancer

A novel class of radiopharmaceuticals has proven effective in non-invasively identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumors. Using 68Ga-FAPI PET/CT, researchers were able to image the tumors with very high uptake and image contrast, paving the way for new applications in tumor characterization, staging and therapy. The research is featured in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

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Only 1% of social service policies for children include information about healthy sleep

Preliminary results from a new study indicate that a mere 1% of US social service policies impacting children include material regarding healthy sleep education and promotion.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Shoot for the Moon

What We’re Following Today ‣ President Donald Trump encouraged NASA to set its sights on more ambitious goals than traveling to the moon: “They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part). ” ‣ Job creation slowed dramatically in May, with the U.S. economy adding just 75,000 jobs. (John Bazemore / AP) Reverse, Reverse: Earlier this week, J

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US-China Tensions Leave Some Researchers on Edge

Changing policy has left academics uncertain about what is legal for foreign involvement in research, and increased hostility and bureaucracy have led students and scholars to seek opportunities elsewhere.

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How tides can trigger earthquakes

Some earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are linked with low tides, but nobody could figure out why. In a new study, 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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Could climate change make Siberia more habitable?

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

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Russia plans to block nine global VPN providers for refusing to comply with censorship demands

It's no secret that Russia has been cracking down harder on its citizens' use of the internet lately. We've reported on this trend quite a bit over the past few months — in mid-May, the country …

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Insufficient sleep linked to mental health in college students and athletes

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that there is a dose-response relationship between insufficient sleep and mental health symptoms in collegiate students, including varsity athletes.

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Become a JavaScript Jedi with 42 hours of video training for $31

Aspiring web developers, step this way. Aspiring web developers, step this way to become a JavaScript Jedi with 42 hours of video training for $31.

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These Deep-Sea Weirdos Hold Their Breath for Minutes at a Time

This is the first time scientists have observed fish holding their breath.

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Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

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Dr. John’s Reverent Subversion of New Orleans Cliché

It’s hard to talk about Dr. John without giving in to New Orleans cliché. The Mephistophelian pianist, singer, and songwriter, who died Thursday, at 77, was happy to tempt that indulgence, just like he tempted listeners with so many other vices. There were the Mardi Gras Indian costumes he wore onstage; the checkered past, including an accidental gunshot wound; the hard living; the wry humor. Jus

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Probing semiconductor crystals with a sphere of light

Researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach could lead to energy savings for mass producers of power devices.

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Many People Living In Flood-Prone Areas Can't Afford Expensive Flood Insurance

Federal flood insurance has become dramatically more expensive in some places, putting it out of reach for many people who live on floodplains.

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U of G researchers discover meat-eating plant in Ontario, Canada

Pitcher plants growing in wetlands across Canada have long been known to eat creatures — mostly insects and spiders — that fall into their bell-shaped leaves and decompose in rainwater collected there. But University of Guelph researchers have discovered the vertebrates, salmanders, are also part of their diet. He said pitcher plants may have become carnivorous to gain nutrients, especially nitr

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How genes interact to build tissues and organisms

Scientists have developed a new computational tool to infer global, large-scale regulatory networks, from healthy and pathological organs. The researchers were able to pinpoint genes relevant to organ function and potential drivers of diseases.

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Fast and furious: Detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole

This is the first publication based entirely on data obtained with EMIR, an instrument developed in the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) which analyses the infrared light gathered by the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma).

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Everything You Need to Know from Apple’s WWDC

The Gadget Lab team breaks down Apple’s annual software shindig, and tells you all you need to know about forthcoming updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Policy Impact Medical Research?

Changes could endanger promising medical research — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies

The Creighton University researcher discovered the genetic basis of hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome.

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New Law in India Would Imprison Anyone Who Uses Cryptocurrency

Criminalized Tech The Indian government is considering a new bill that would punish anyone who trades, mines, or holds cryptocurrency with ten years in prison. The “Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019,” if it’s passed, would also prevent anyone arrested for a crypto-related offense from being bailed out of prison, according to The Economic Times . It’s

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Walmart one-ups Amazon with deliveries direct to refrigerator

Walmart said Friday it was readying a new home delivery service where its employees could come inside and stock up customers' refrigerators.

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Dashing the dream of ideal 'invisibility' cloaks for stress waves

Whether Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, which perfectly steers light waves around objects to make them invisible, will ever become reality remains to be seen, but perfecting a more crucial cloak is impossible, a new study says. It would have perfectly steered stress waves in the ground, like those emanating from a blast, around objects like buildings to make them "untouchable."

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How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?

An increase in cocoa price by 2.8 percent could potentially eliminate the very worst forms of child labor from cocoa production in Ghana, according to a new economic model described in a study published June 5, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jeff Luckstead and Lawton L. Nalley from the University of Arkansas, USA, and Francis Tsiboe from Kansas State University, USA.

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Nigeria's polio eradication campaign could help the U.S. tackle measles

Health The Africa nation has deftly handled misinformation and suspicion. Working with international partners, Nigerians have combated misinformation, suspicion of vaccine science and religion-based boycotts to go from ground zero for polio on…

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How Do Fossils Form?

Learn from the Smithsonian’s curator of vertebrate paleontology Anna K. Behrensmeyer, a pioneer in the study of how organic remains become fossils

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FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Policy Impact Medical Research?

Changes could endanger promising medical research — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NIH-funded trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk

Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study enrolled 2,423 adults and was conducted at 22 sites across the United States.

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'Drunken Monkey' Hypothesis: Was Booze an Advantage For Our Ancestors?

(Credit: Manekina Serafima/Shutterstock) Worldwide, people drink over 65 billion gallons of alcohol each year. The United States’ share, if divided equally across the adult population, would amount to about two and a half gallons of pure alcohol per person, annually. And this thirst seems to be universal: Fermented beverages have been found in nearly every society, as far back as archaeologists ca

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Trump attacks Nasa and claims the moon is 'a part' of Mars

President tweeted Nasa should focus on ‘Mars (of which the Moon is a part)’ over going to the moon, a reversal of previous remarks Followers of astronomy were in for a surprise on Friday, when Donald Trump announced that the moon is part of Mars. In a tweet , apparently commenting on his own administration’s space policy, the president said: “For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT

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Rapid retreat of Arctic coastline revealed in images from the air

Drone surveys have revealed extreme erosion on the Arctic coastline, highlight the ongoing change in the region in a warming climate.

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Nazi Code Breaker Alan Turing Just Got an Obituary in The New York Times — 65 Years After His Death

Charges of "gross indecency" destroyed the brilliant scientist's reputation for decades; he was finally pardoned in 2013.

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How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space

Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) does or does not release its proton in conditions like those found in interstellar space. The answer was neither yes nor no, but instead depended on the order in which the team b

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Tissue engineering: The big picture on growing small intestines

CHLA surgeon Dr. Tracy Grikscheit and colleagues describe how stem cell therapies could help babies with severe intestinal issues.

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New core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells

Scientists have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources.

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One-two-punch catalysts trapping CO2 for cleaner fuels

Researchers are getting closer to developing a material that delivers a one-two punch: recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of cleaner hydrocarbon fuels.

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Your Phone Carrier Can Now Automatically Block All Robocalls

Talk Block Between 2017 and 2018, the number of robocalls received by Americans jumped by a whopping 46 percent . At that rate, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) predicts that spammy bots will make more than half of all calls in 2019. To address this growing problem, the FCC voted unanimously on Thursday to allow U.S. phone carriers to block robocalls by default — but, tragically, that

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The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries. Often It Doesn’t End Well.

Complication rates are high among the oldest patients. Now a surgeons’ group will propose standards for hospitals operating on the elderly.

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NASA Is Ready To Get Down To Space Business, and More News

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

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More Trouble for Huawei: No More Facebook on New Phones

Facebook reportedly bans Huawei from installing its apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, on new phones.

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In-Group Favoritism Is Difficult to Change, Even When the Social Groups Are Meaningless

One has to go to great lengths to counteract the deeply ingrained tendency to infuse new social groups with rich meaning. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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One Small Tweet for Trump, One Giant Question for NASA’s Moon Plans

A tweet by the president clashed with earlier statements, including his own, about a renewed focus on moon exploration.

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Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study

Most of the genetic alterations are harmless, but some may contribute to cancer.

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AI tool helps radiologists detect brain aneurysms

Radiologists improved their diagnoses of brain aneurysms with the help of an artificial intelligence algorithm developed by medical experts and computer scientists.

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How does the gig economy impact your organization?

SIOP has published a new white paper that explores how to promote gig workers' productivity and well-being in organizations. This white paper provides an overview to help organizations and individuals understand the gig economy and answers several pressing questions related to the gig economy.

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Improve Memory and Increase Productivity With this Advanced Brain Training Program

Are you finding it hard to concentrate ? Do you feel your memory isn’t quite as sharp as it used to be. Well, there may be a reason. Research published in the journal World Psychiatry found that the Internet and its “limitless stream of prompts and notifications” sent straight to our smart phones may “decrease… capacity for maintaining concentration on a single task.” It also found that having co

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Photos of the Week: Jupiter Vortex, Sika Deer, Big Air

A presidential visit to the United Kingdom, rainbow flags on the Stonewall National Monument, flooding on the Mississippi River, opposition rallies in Venezuela, sculpture on New York’s High Line, D-Day anniversary observations in France, a humpback whale near San Francisco Bay, Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Turkey, and much more

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Atheists still believe in the supernatural, new report finds

A new report indicates atheists and agnostics still believe in supernatural phenomena despite not believing in gods. They tend to hold these beliefs at lower rates than the general population. This is in line with previous studies that show non-believers are just as prone to irrational thinking as their religious counterparts. Atheists, agnostics, and other non-believers are among the most dislik

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Infrared frequency comb measures biological signatures

Researchers have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties of matter.

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FedEx declines to renew U.S. Express contract with Amazon, a move that could affect the retailer during holiday shipping season

The shipping giant's decision reflects long-simmering tension with the online retailer, which has its own logistics operation that's taken the most lucrative delivery routes for itself.

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Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast

Antitrust action alone won’t solve all the problems posed by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon.

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The Future of 'Destiny 2' Looks Pretty Swell

Now that Bungie has broken up with Activision, the game is going free-to-play and getting a new expansion.

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What is the difference between a tree and a shrub?

Environment Choose your fighter: tree or shrub. That’s the thing about trees and shrubs: The distinction is less a botanical fact than a feeling, a linguistic quirk, an issue of philosophy. Even botanists can't agree…

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Experimental CRISPR Study Exploits “Selfish” Genes

Poor Paste Performance CRISPR is often described as a “ cut and paste ” tool for DNA. But so far, the gene editing tech has proven far better at cutting than pasting — its gene insertion success rate is around a dismal one percent . Now, a team of researchers is conducting an experimental study to see if they can improve this rate by exploiting transposons, so-called “ jumping genes ” that do not

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Walmart Employees Hate Their New Robot Coworkers

Disruption Walmart executives love to boast about the robotic workers the retailer is deploying in its stores. But conversations with employees reveal a less optimistic story. Employees told The Washington Post that they — and their customers — generally feel uneasy and aren’t sure how to act around the robots, which they say are glitchy. Their stories reveal how the increasing workplace automati

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Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event.

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A molecular glue to overcome cancer drug resistance?

Researchers have discovered a small molecule drug that can stop cancer cells from becoming resistant to chemotherapy. The new compound, which was tested in an animal model of melanoma, could serve as a powerful adjuvant to make current chemotherapies more effective. It works by thwarting cancer's ability to survive, evolve, and adapt to the onslaught of DNA damage wrought by traditional chemothera

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Infrared frequency comb measures biological signatures

Researchers have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties of matter.

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Older forests resist change, climate change, that is

Older forests in eastern North America are less vulnerable to climate change than younger forests, particularly for carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity, new research finds. The study analyzed how climate change is expected to impact forests across the eastern US and Canada. It found that increased forest age reduces the climate sensitivity of forest carbon, timber, and biodiversity

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Dashing the dream of ideal 'invisibility' cloaks for stress waves

Some have dreamt of the perfect cloak to make buildings impervious to stress waves caused by bombs, earthquakes or other calamities. Sorry, researchers are now dashing the dream. But there's still hope. They also say it's possible to make imperfect, real-world cloaks that will actually do some good by adding significant partial protection against some common earthquake waves.

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Long exposure to protein inhibitor may be key to more effective chemotherapy for cancer

Researchers at SMU's Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery (CD4) have succeeded in lab testing the use of chemotherapy with a specific protein inhibitor so that the chemotherapeutic is better absorbed by drug-resistant cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The approach could pave the way for a more effective way to treat cancers that are resistant to treatment.

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How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?

An increase in cocoa price by 2.8% could potentially eliminate the very worst forms of child labor from cocoa production in Ghana, according to a new economic model described in a study published June 5, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jeff Luckstead and Lawton L. Nalley from the University of Arkansas, USA, and Francis Tsiboe from Kansas State University, USA.

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Proof of sandwiched graphene-membrane superstructure opens up a membrane-specific drug delivery mode

Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University (THU) proved a sandwiched superstructure for graphene oxide (GO) that transport inside cell membranes for the first time.

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NIST infrared frequency comb measures biological signatures

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties of matter.

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China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State

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Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth

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NASA is going to allow Space Station Tourism soon.

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Ocasio-Cortez: Serious climate plan to cost at least $10T

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NIST infrared frequency comb measures biological signatures

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties of matter. Infrared light travels in waves longer than visible light and is most familiar as the radiation associated with heat.

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Proof of sandwiched graphene-membrane superstructure opens up a membrane-specific drug delivery mode

Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University (THU) report a sandwiched superstructure for graphene oxide (GO) that transports through cell membranes. The discovery, published in Science Advances, opens up a membrane-specific drug delivery mode, which could significantly improve cytotoxicity effects over traditional drug carr

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Why Do Yellow Pigments Darken Over Time?

Why Do Yellow Pigments Darken Over Time? New research reveals the physics behind the darkening of yellow pigments in old paintings. Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Wheat_Field_with_Cypresses_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg Vincent Van Gogh used the pigment known as chrome yellow in his famous painting " Wheat Field with Cypresses ." Rights information: Public domain Culture Friday, June 7, 2019 – 14:00 Yuen Yiu, Sta

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Pigment darkening as case study of In-Air Plasma-Induced Luminescence

We introduce the use of an In-Air Plasma-Induced Luminescence (In-Air-PIL) spectroscopy as an alternative to classical chemical and crystallographic methods used in materials science. The In-Air-PIL is evaluated on a case study investigating the effect of light aging on the darkening of five pristine yellow pigments commonly used in artworks. We show that the darkening is not associated to change

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Fifth-order time-domain Raman spectroscopy of photoactive yellow protein for visualizing vibrational coupling in its excited state

We report fifth-order time-domain Raman spectroscopy of photoactive yellow protein (PYP), with the aim to visualize vibrational coupling in its excited state. After the ultrashort actinic pump pulse prepared the vibrational coherence and population in the excited state, the evolving vibrational structure was tracked by time-resolved impulsive stimulated Raman spectroscopy using sub–7-fs pulses. T

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High thermal conductivity of high-quality monolayer boron nitride and its thermal expansion

Heat management has become more and more critical, especially in miniaturized modern devices, so the exploration of highly thermally conductive materials with electrical insulation is of great importance. Here, we report that high-quality one-atom-thin hexagonal boron nitride (BN) has a thermal conductivity () of 751 W/mK at room temperature, the second largest per unit weight among all semicondu

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Doublon-holon pairing mechanism via exchange interaction in two-dimensional cuprate Mott insulators

Coupling of charge and spin degrees of freedom is a critical feature of correlated electron oxides, as represented by the spin-related mechanism of a Cooper pair under high- T c superconductivity. A doublon-holon pair generated on an antiferromagnetic spin background is also predicted to attract each other via the spin-spin interaction J , similar to a Cooper pair, while its evidence is difficult

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Normal stress difference-driven particle focusing in nanoparticle colloidal dispersion

Colloidal dispersion has elastic properties due to Brownian relaxation process. However, experimental evidence for the elastic properties, characterized with normal stress differences, is elusive in shearing colloidal dispersion, particularly at low Péclet numbers ( Pe Pe . The nanoparticle dispersion was expected to behave as a Newtonian fluid because of its ultrashort relaxation time (2 μs), bu

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Acid solvation versus dissociation at "stardust conditions": Reaction sequence matters

Chemical reactions at ultralow temperatures are of fundamental importance to primordial molecular evolution as it occurs on icy mantles of dust nanoparticles or on ultracold water clusters in dense interstellar clouds. As we show, studying reactions in a stepwise manner in ultracold helium nanodroplets by mass-selective infrared (IR) spectroscopy provides an avenue to mimic these "stardust condit

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Ultrahydrophobic 3D/2D fluoroarene bilayer-based water-resistant perovskite solar cells with efficiencies exceeding 22%

Preventing the degradation of metal perovskite solar cells (PSCs) by humid air poses a substantial challenge for their future deployment. We introduce here a two-dimensional (2D) A 2 PbI 4 perovskite layer using pentafluorophenylethylammonium (FEA) as a fluoroarene cation inserted between the 3D light-harvesting perovskite film and the hole-transporting material (HTM). The perfluorinated benzene

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Transport of a graphene nanosheet sandwiched inside cell membranes

The transport of nanoparticles at bio-nano interfaces is essential for many cellular responses and biomedical applications. How two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene and transition-metal dichalcogenides, diffuse along the cell membrane is, however, unknown, posing an urgent and important issue to promote their applications in the biomedical area. Here, we show that the transport of grap

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Dynamic deformability of individual PbSe nanocrystals during superlattice phase transitions

The behavior of individual nanocrystals during superlattice phase transitions can profoundly affect the structural perfection and electronic properties of the resulting superlattices. However, details of nanocrystal morphological changes during superlattice phase transitions are largely unknown due to the lack of direct observation. Here, we report the dynamic deformability of PbSe semiconductor

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Infrared electric field sampled frequency comb spectroscopy

Probing matter with light in the mid-infrared provides unique insight into molecular composition, structure, and function with high sensitivity. However, laser spectroscopy in this spectral region lacks the broadband or tunable light sources and efficient detectors available in the visible or near-infrared. We overcome these challenges with an approach that unites a compact source of phase-stable

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Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event.

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A molecular glue to overcome cancer drug resistance?

A team led by Duke researchers has discovered a small molecule drug that can stop cancer cells from becoming resistant to chemotherapy. The new compound, which was tested in an animal model of melanoma, could serve as a powerful adjuvant to make current chemotherapies more effective. It works by thwarting cancer's ability to survive, evolve, and adapt to the onslaught of DNA damage wrought by trad

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Watch a digitally-upgraded Black Hawk helicopter fly for the first time

Technology It’s a first step on the way to autonomous Army helicopters. A 1970s-era Black Hawk flew with a cutting-edge fly-by-wire system in it in May, a crucial step in the flight plan for autonomous helicopters.

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Image: Mature galaxy mesmerizes in new Hubble view

This striking image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a powerful instrument installed on the telescope in 2009. WFC3 is responsible for many of Hubble's most breathtaking and iconic photographs.

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Four new species of plume moths discovered in Bahamas

Deborah Matthews hunts for plume moths in darkness, waiting for the halo of her headlamp to catch a brief flicker. About the size of mosquitoes, the delicate, feathery moths fly only a few feet at a time. Matthews must watch for that short flight while keeping clear of poisonwood, cracks in the limestone and sinkholes, common hazards of fieldwork in the Bahamas.

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New core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources. The catalyst, described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, steers the electro-oxidation of ethanol down a

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Four new species of plume moths discovered in Bahamas

Deborah Matthews hunts for plume moths in darkness, waiting for the halo of her headlamp to catch a brief flicker. About the size of mosquitoes, the delicate, feathery moths fly only a few feet at a time. Matthews must watch for that short flight while keeping clear of poisonwood, cracks in the limestone and sinkholes, common hazards of fieldwork in the Bahamas.

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Older forests resist change—climate change, that is

Older forests in eastern North America are less vulnerable to climate change than younger forests—particularly for carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity—new University of Vermont research finds.

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How brassinosteroid signaling makes roots grow longer under nitrogen deficiency

As sessile organisms, plants rely on their ability to adapt the development and growth of their roots in response to changing nutrient conditions. One such response, known to be displayed by plants grown in low nitrogen conditions, is the elongation of primary and lateral roots to explore the surrounding soil. This adaption to the lack of the essential element nitrogen is of particular interest, a

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NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

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Legislators: Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix Max flaw

Two key lawmakers said Friday that Boeing planned to delay fixing a nonworking safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft for three years and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving Max planes last October.

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14 lions on the loose in South Africa, with nowhere to go

A pride of 14 lions is on the loose near a mining community bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park, officials said Friday, and warned members of the public to be alert.

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How brassinosteroid signaling makes roots grow longer under nitrogen deficiency

As sessile organisms, plants rely on their ability to adapt the development and growth of their roots in response to changing nutrient conditions. One such response, known to be displayed by plants grown in low nitrogen conditions, is the elongation of primary and lateral roots to explore the surrounding soil. This adaption to the lack of the essential element nitrogen is of particular interest, a

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14 lions on the loose in South Africa, with nowhere to go

A pride of 14 lions is on the loose near a mining community bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park, officials said Friday, and warned members of the public to be alert.

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Scientists Just Found the Limits to Human Endurance

Endurance athletes are fueled by a seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy. But is it really inexhaustible?

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Study links sleep-disordered breathing to age acceleration

Increasing severity of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep disruption are associated with epigenetic age acceleration, according to preliminary results of a new study.

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Somebody's watching you: The surveillance of self-driving cars

Picture the future. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and tell the car where you want to go. During your ride, you can look up a few things online through your dashboard. Meanwhile, your whereabouts and other details are being tracked. As self-driving cars develop further, they will play a much larger role in the digital economy as car companies and others harness persona

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Temperature maps from space would 'boost crop production'

A proposed European Union satellite mission could have major benefits for agriculture.

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Startup Unveils Freakish-Looking Flying Car With Folding Wings

Turning Heads On Friday, CNET published an exclusive first look at startup New Future Transportation’s flying car, and it is wild. In driving mode, the Aska looks something like what might happen if the Batmobile and a Delorean had a baby. But when it’s time to fly, the car gets even weirder — by unfolding the massive wings stored on its roof until they reach a wingspan of nearly 40 feet. Last Mi

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Nasa opens International Space Station to tourists

Move by agency looks to free up space budget with access coming at a hefty price

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A 'Ridge' of Plasma Connects These Merging Galaxies

Two galaxy clusters, Abell 0399 and Abell 0401, are merging about 1 billion light-years from Earth. This image shows the clusters' cores (red) in X-ray-light. The two are linked by a thin filament (yellow and blue), which glows faintly in microwaves and radio waves. (Credit: DSS and Pan-STARRS1 (optical), XMM-Newton (X-rays), PLANCK satellite (yparameter), F. Govoni, M. Murgia, INAF) Galaxy cluste

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There’s a Metabolic Limit on How Much Energy We Have for Endurance Events

A runner on the 3,080-mile Race Across the USA (RAUSA) in 2015. Some of the RAUSA runners were included in a study to determine the metabolic limit for how much energy the body can absorb from food for endurance events. (Credit: Bryce Carlson) Many marathon runners know the boost that can come from popping a mid-race energy gel. (Mmmm, calorie-rich goop.) But according to new research published in

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Four new species of plume moths discovered in Bahamas

Deborah Matthews hunts for plume moths in darkness, waiting for the halo of her headlamp to catch a brief flicker. Her vigilance helped her discover four new species in the Bahamas.

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Maine Bans Internet Companies From Secretly Selling User Data

Stronger Data Protections On Thursday, Governor Janet Mills of Maine signed a new law that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T or Spectrum from selling their users’ personal data without explicit permission to do so. The Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information may be the most comprehensive data privacy law in the U.S., The Hill reports — since it’s the first that does

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GOP Lawmakers Are Quietly Turning Against the Death Penalty

David Welch’s wife died on Christmas Day 2016. He doesn’t remember much of what happened that next year. But in the grips of grief, he came to a fundamental realization, he told me: The death penalty is “just morally wrong.” Welch has served as a Republican in the New Hampshire state House for more than three decades. For most of that time, he had consistently voted to uphold the death penalty. B

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