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'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.

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Tiny probe that senses deep in the lung set to shed light on disease

A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists.

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The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate

Researchers from the University of Plymouth and the British Antarctic Survey have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen than smaller animals, and so will be more sensitive to future global climate change. However, evolutionary innovation can to some extent offset any respiratory disadvantages of large b

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Interest free loans could prevent homelessness and save councils millions, according to a new study

A homeless prevention interest free loan scheme in Lewisham, which has helped over 300 families escape eviction and saved the council over £1 million, could be replicated across the UK a new study suggests.

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Genetic study of the causes of excess liver iron may lead to better treatment

Researchers have shown that genes regulating iron metabolism in the body are responsible for excess liver iron. High levels of iron in the liver are linked to a number of serious health conditions including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular as well as liver disease. But measuring liver iron is difficult and until recently could only be done through an invasive biopsy.

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Genius.com accuses Google of copying its song lyrics

In the last couple of years, if you type a song title into Google, you’ll get a box that includes the its lyrics, alongside the usual search results. It’s a useful tool, but one …

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Federal Watchdog Asks Agencies to Please Stop Relying on Credit Rating Firms After Equifax Hack

The Government Accountability Office is warning federal agencies including the U.S. Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …

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Starwatch: as the sun passes solstice elusive Mercury comes into view

Mercury will be as far to the east of the sun as it ever gets, and can be found low in the western sky just after sunset The summer solstice for northern observers occurs on 21 June at 16:54 BST. This is the moment at which the sun will be at its highest position in the sky, giving the longest period of daylight. In the southern hemisphere, the opposite will be true. The sun will reach its lowest

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Watch Adam Savage make a flying Iron Man suit in his new show, Savage Builds

Adam Savage became a household name as the cohost of Mythbusters, and now, he’s returned to the Discovery Channel with a new show: Savage Builds. In each episode of the series, …

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Election hacking has never been cheaper, easier or more profitable

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How switchgrass could potentially fuel cars in the future

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These Bizarre Parasites Garden Their Insect Hosts

Be glad human STDs do not include this one — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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These Bizarre Parasites Garden Their Insect Hosts

Be glad human STDs do not include this one — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.

After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear.

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How to find what software your phone is running and why it matters

Updates automatically appear on your smartphone, but sometimes you may want to check manually. (David Nield/) Soon after you bring a shiny new smartphone home, you'll start receiving a continuous stream of software updates from app makers, as well as operating system upgrades from Apple and Google. It may seem simple, but you probably have questions. Maybe you're wondering how to find out what ve

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Code Named MDarcy Leaks On Google Play With Tegra X1, Android 9 On Board

The current NVIDIA Shield TV has been around for quite some; we first reviewed the device way back in 2017. However, over the years, NVIDIA has consistently updated the media streamer with …

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: There’s No Such Thing as a Bilateral Spat

We’re trying something new: a once-a-week national-security-focused edition of The Atlantic ’s signature politics newsletter. Comments or questions? Send us an email anytime. Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. The Top Story (ISNA / Handout / Reuters) Response and Responsibility After weeks of heat between Washington and Tehran, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman

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Dansk designer: Fremtidens bil er elektrisk, delvist selvkørende – og kan genbruges

Henrik Fisker er tilbage med visioner om at tegne verdens mest grønne biler.

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Amazon laid off ‘dozens’ of game developers amidst reorganization

Amazon has confirmed that it has laid off “dozens” of game developers from Amazon Game Studios amidst a reorganization, and has reportedly canceled some unannounced games, according …

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Efter dødsulykke: Infrarøde kameraer skal gøre selvkørende biler mere sikre

Militær teknologi skal få biler til at se fire gange så langt, når det er mørkt.

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Mindfulness can be an active force for change in the world | Letters

Readers debate Robin Purser’s dismissal of ‘a tool of self-discipline, disguised as self-help’ Ronald Purser’s article on mindfulness ( Tune out , 14 June) weaves a sensational point by alleging that this ancient practice is impotent beyond an individual’s relaxation because there is no call to higher ethics. While he acknowledges one half of the Buddha’s teaching of meditation – to alleviate suff

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Why SpaceX is Making Starlink | Real Engineering

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How Millipedes Avoid Interspecies Sexual Slips

Millipedes, often blind, have come up with clever physical signals to ward off sexual advances from members of wrong species.

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TaylorMade's new drivers start out too fast for the rules of golf

Speed Injected Twist Face sounds like a Batman villain, but it's actually golf tech. (TaylorMade/) If you’ve never played golf with an old, wooden driver, it’s something you should try if you can. It can feel like you’re swinging an old wooden doorknob at the end of a stick—the sweet spot is tiny and you don’t get the satisfying metal thwack you hear from every tee at the range—but it’ll serve as

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How Millipedes Avoid Interspecies Sexual Slips

Millipedes, often blind, have come up with clever physical signals to ward off sexual advances from members of wrong species. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Millipedes Avoid Interspecies Sexual Slips

Millipedes, often blind, have come up with clever physical signals to ward off sexual advances from members of wrong species. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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An organism found in dirt may lead to an anxiety vaccine, say scientists

New research identifies a bacterium that helps block anxiety. Scientists say this can lead to drugs for first responders and soldiers, preventing PTSD and other mental issues. The finding builds on the hygiene hypothesis, first proposed in 1989. None Are modern societies trying too hard to be clean, at the detriment to public health? Scientists discovered that a microorganism living in dirt can a

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This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of Snakes Mate

More than 70,000 snakes slither out of dens to breed each spring at a Manitoba wildlife area, and thousands of people just can’t keep away from the writhing show. Just don’t call it an orgy.

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New class of quasars offers clue to fate of our galaxy

Astronomers looking for the blue ones make an important discovery. Richard A Lovett reports.

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Ancient wines tasted a lot like modern ones

Classic grapevines have a long, continuous history

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Small galaxy, big heart

Astronomers find there’s a lot going on in ESO 495-21.

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Gut microbes may determine lemurs' resilience

Ability to process a different diet helps adapt to change brought on by deforestation. Nick Carne reports.

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Underwater spider may help make industry safer

Ability to trap air has possible application in keeping flow lines flowing. Phil Dooley reports.

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Can you know too much about yourself?

Researchers concerned about unguided trips down the genetic pathway. Nick Carne reports.

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Science history: Huygens, the horological hero

In a period of scientific greats, a Dutchman was second to none. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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Is celery a super food?

The power of the blog has made this once humble vegetable famous. However, it’s myth rather than reality, writes Andrew Masterson.

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Avatar Love? New ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Explores How VR Could Impact Relationships

This week, the widely-anticipated fifth season of the dystopian series Black Mirror was released on Netflix. The storylines this season are less focused on far-out scenarios and increasingly aligned with current issues. With only three episodes, this season raises more questions than it answers, often leaving audiences bewildered. The episode Smithereens explores our society’s crippling addiction

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Buttigieg Worries Tech May Add Racial Bias to Credit Decisions

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Why Do Skulls Have So Many Bones? (It's Loads More Than You Think)

Why are there so many bones in animal skulls, and which animals have the most?

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Why Don't We Hear About More Species Going Extinct?

The extinction crisis threatens life all over the planet, but scientists are cautious about declaring a species extinct too quickly — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Stueplanten fungerer som læselampe

Med inspiration fra ildfluer har amerikanske forskere udviklet en metode til at omdanne almindelige planter til lysende lamper der ikke kræver batterier eller en stikkontakt

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QUIZ Har du styr på, hvad der sker, når skovflåten bider?

Test om du ved, hvorfor flåter kan være farlige, og hvad du gør, hvis du bliver bidt.

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Justin Bieber's Challenge to Tom Cruise Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

The pop star later claimed he was kidding—but he still inspired a lot of people with his, um, bravery.

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Audi Recall, Shifting Alliances, and More Car News This Week

Audi issued a voluntary recall of its E-Tron SUV; self-driving tech startup Aurora broke up with VW and joined up with Fiat Chrysler.

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The Conversation

The Trouble With Dentistry In May, Ferris Jabr wrote about a dentist named John Roger Lund, who allegedly defrauded many of his patients by giving them unnecessary treatments. Lund was an outlier, but even the most common dental procedures, Jabr wrote, are not always as safe, effective, or durable as we are meant to believe. Thank you for publishing “The Trouble With Dentistry.” Overtreatment is

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Why Don't We Hear About More Species Going Extinct?

The extinction crisis threatens life all over the planet, but scientists are cautious about declaring a species extinct too quickly — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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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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What is a Theragun? Why you should try this power drill-like self-massager – CNET

Can this massage for elite athletes be the answer to your chronic soreness?

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GRAFIK Gør du det rigtigt? Sådan fjerner du nemt en flåt

Glem de farlige husråd: En pincet og et godt greb er alt, du skal bruge, når du fjerner den lille mide.

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Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe

What happened before the Big Bang? And what happened before that? Stephen Hawking's answer—there was no beginning—is now the subject of intense debate.

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This Isn’t Going According to Plan for Kirsten Gillibrand

DES MOINES—Isaac Rosenberg is stumped. What is it about Kirsten Gillibrand that makes people love to hate her, the rush of coverage eager to point out how her presidential campaign has underperformed? Maybe, Rosenberg says, “it’s because America isn’t used to such an opinionated and strong woman.” Rosenberg doesn’t get it. They hit it off. Rosenberg likes her style—in politics, and in fashion. Th

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It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser

Ad trackers are out of control. Use a browser that reins them in.

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Snow Peak’s Fire Pit Makes Me Like Camping Again

The simple, durable, and well-made fire pit helped me recalibrate my relationship to the outdoors.

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In Praise of Dadfluencers

All those fathers out there posting about #dadlife on social media are changing the face of fatherhood.

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The Fitness Craze That Changed the Way Women Exercise

“You’re not in Jazzercise, ladies,” a trim, tattooed, fitness instructor chided me and the roomful of women who were attempting to work up a sweat one morning a few months ago. I’d never done Jazzercise, but I knew what she meant. The caustic cue conjured grainy VHS tapes—the kind that circulate on social media for their Totally ’80s aesthetic—featuring a gyrating blonde who’s all limbs, leotard,

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The Joy of Writing a Book With My Dad

When I tell people I wrote a book with my dad, they usually look at me with a mixture of curiosity and pity. Some confess they could never imagine doing that. Others ask how it went, in the same hushed tone you use at funerals. But one writing student of mine, who is several decades older and seemingly far wiser than I am, responded differently. “It must be nice to think of the legacy you created

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After 15 years, eBay plans to cut off PayPal as its main payments processor

After 15 years, eBay plans to cut off PayPal as its main payments processor One of the tech industry’s most storied partnerships is coming to an end. Ebay announced today that it will stop working with PayPal as its back-end payments service in 2020 and will start to move a small percentage of its payments volume to a new partner later this year. In PayPal’s place, eBay has signed a long-term dea

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Flåter trives i fugtigt, dansk sommervejr: Kan sprede sjælden virus

Den sjældne TBE-virus spredte sig til nye dele af Danmark i 2018. Det kan ske igen i år, siger læge.

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7000 ton molehoved støbt i Polen – nu skal det sejles til Hanstholm

PLUS. Aarsleff har produceret sit hidtil største betonelement på sin fabrik i Świnoujście. Det er et seks etager højt molehoved til Hanstholm havn, som er bygget direkte på den pram, der i den kommende uge skal sejle det til Danmark.

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Tyranny of the 70-Somethings

Why have national Democrats and not national Republicans fallen under the tyranny of the 70-somethings? It seems so contrary to common expectation. Democrats are, as they often remind us, the party of progress and the future. The question seems to rival those enduring, unanswerable mysteries such as “What happens when you die?” and “Why did Mick Taylor quit the Rolling Stones?” People in their mi

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My Three Grandfathers

Late on the eve of my mother’s wedding day, in August of 1965, in Springfield, Illinois, a hoot owl on a tree outside her bedroom window called out “Who? Who?” The call echoed in the darkness of her high-ceiled room. It was a loaded question. Earlier that day, my grandmother (Granny, we kids called her) had taken my mother (whom we call Mama) aside for a private talk. “Now Beth,” she said. “You k

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An Abandoned Weapon in the Fight Against Hate Speech

“Jews will not replace us.” When 300 neo-Nazis marched with flaming torches through the central quad of the University of Virginia on a late Friday evening in August 2017, their message was clear. The college’s response, in contrast, was a study in confusion. As a public institution, wrote then-President Teresa Sullivan, theuniversity “must abide by state and federal law” regarding the First Amen

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Apollo moon rocks help transform understanding of the universe

Moon rocks look rather nondescript—they are often gray in color—but for NASA planetary scientist Samuel Lawrence, they are the "most precious materials on Earth."

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'Moon Rock Hunter' on quest to track down Apollo gifts

After Neil Armstrong took a "giant leap for mankind" on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and collected rocks and soil along the way, Richard Nixon presented lunar souvenirs to every nation—135, at the time.

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G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal (Update)

The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan on Sunday.

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Heat wave hits Iraq—and sparks begin to fly

Hospital ventilators shut down, football matches with obligatory water breaks and food spoiling in fridges without power: Iraq's notorious summer has arrived.

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Mindfulness profits as meditation apps mature

From the Zen capital of LA to the Champs Elysees comes the calming voice of a British Buddhist monk-turned entrepreneur, introducing American-style online mindfulness to the stressed-out French.

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Getting to zero: the Japan town trying to recycle all its waste

Plastic, paper, metal? In Japan's Kamikatsu, sorting rubbish isn't that simple. Residents face a mind-boggling 45 separate categories for their garbage as the town aims to be "zero-waste" by 2020.

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Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level changes in some coastal areas.

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What happened to the Apollo goodwill moon rocks?

US President Richard Nixon gave moon rocks collected by Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 astronauts to 135 countries around the world and the 50 US states as a token of American goodwill.

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Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day.

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Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day.

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Native Twitter App For Mac Will Be Making A Comeback

Back in early 2018, Twitter announced that they would be discontinuing its app for Mac. The company instead directed users to the web version of Twitter. However, for those who prefer having …

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Elon Musk Talks Space, Cars, and Video Games at E3 | NowThis

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor er rygning ikke for længst blevet forbudt?

En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor det stadig kan være lovligt at ryge, når vi alle ved, at det er usundt. Et par sundhedsordførere svarer på, hvorfor et sådant forslag ikke kommer fra deres parti.

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Why Freud Should Be Dead

Freud’s most implacable modern critic recounts the flaws of psychoanalysis and its founder and deplores their persistent influence — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Freud Should Be Dead

Freud’s most implacable modern critic recounts the flaws of psychoanalysis and its founder and deplores their persistent influence — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The five: unsung female scientists

The history of science has often seen women’s work overlooked and their credit stolen Contemporary letters revealed this week that a key figure in the birth of the first IVF baby in 1978, embryologist and nurse Jean Purdy, was excluded from a plaque at the Oldham hospitals involved. Attempts by one of the two men credited with the discovery, Prof Sir Robert Edwards, to include her name were rebuff

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Seven baby monkeys died from poisoning at US research center

Young primates died after contact with toxic dye ‘Invasive and deadly experiments … must end’ say campaigners Seven infant monkeys were accidentally poisoned and died at one of the largest primate research centers in the US, internal documents shared with the Guardian have revealed. The young macaques died after their mothers were marked with dye at the University of California, Davis, primate re

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Et 40.000 år gammel ulvehoved – og 4 andre mumier, der er dukket frem fra isen

En pile-dræbt ismand, en koloni af mumie-pingviner og en børneofring er blandt de interessante fund.

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Is it possible to turn radioactive waste into energy?

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Do you worry about your job being replaced by an automated robot or artificial intelligence device?

Automation threatening 25% of jobs in the US, especially the 'boring and repetitive' ones: Brookings study One-quarter of American jobs are at a high risk of automation. The disruption will hit certain people harder than others, including low-wage earners and men. These are the findings of a new report by the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank, titled, Automation and Artificial

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Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead

Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.

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Can scientist extract DNA from this wolf to try and create a new wolf breed?

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