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Et af verdens højeste brag sendte trykbølger flere gange rundt om Jorden

Sømænd 60 km væk fik sprængte trommehinder under et vulkanudbrud i 1883. Se hvor høj braget var i vores decibel-grafik.

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Ny Langebro er den bedst tænkelige løsning

Den gamle svingbro fra 1903 har fået en værdig afløser, skrev Ingeniøren, da den nuværende klapbro i 1954 blev taget i brug. Vi roste broen for på en harmonisk og smuk måde at glide ind i bybilledet, men kritiserede samtidig linjeføringen af sporvognene, så de svinger ind foran biltrafikken.

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Venus Reimagined: A New Image of an Active World

If you could peer through the 160 miles of noxious clouds driven by hurricane-force winds over Venus, you’d witness a barren landscape strewn with volcanoes, mountains and high plateaus. Scientists have long suspected that these features formed hundreds of millions of years ago. And today, the thinking went, Venus is geologically dead. But now a cascade of new research in is forcing astronomers to

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Direct counterfactual quantum communication achieved

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New Duckbill Dinosaur Looks Sharp

Fossils found in the Gobi Desert reveal an unusual herbivore. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge

Would you like to rid the internet of false political news stories and misinformation? Then consider using — yes — crowdsourcing. That's right. A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online misinformation. "What we found is that, while there are real disagreem

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No crime in Huawei 5G leak: British police

The top-secret leak that Britain had conditionally allowed China's Huawei to develop its 5G network, which brought down the defence minister, does not amount to a criminal offence, police concluded …

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Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival at risk

New research shows that juvenile northern red-legged frogs that have experienced climate-related stress as tadpoles are less likely to move on land, putting their survival at risk.

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Is acting hazardous? On the risks of immersing oneself in a role

In 2009, Heath Ledger posthumously received an Academy Award for his performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's film The Dark Knight (2008). To say that Ledger earned the recognition of his peers is to vastly understate his accomplishment. Ledger's unflinching and disquieting performance as an anarchic sociopath – ostensibly, he played a comic-book villain, but his performance far transcende

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Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities

A Boeing 737 skidded off a runway into a river after crash-landing during a lightning storm in Florida on Friday, officials said, with terrified passengers all safely evacuated to shore from the stricken jet's wings.

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No crime in Huawei 5G leak: British police

The top-secret leak that Britain had conditionally allowed China's Huawei to develop its 5G network, which brought down the defence minister, does not amount to a criminal offence, police concluded Saturday.

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Changing water flow leads to more bugs in Grand Canyon

Ted Kennedy sums up what he sees along the river in the Grand Canyon: "It's buggy out there."

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Egypt says ancient cemetery found at Giza famed pyramids

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered part of an ancient cemetery near the country's famed pyramids on the Giza plateau just outside Cairo.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #18

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 28 through Sat, May 4, 2019 Editor's Pick Remembering Wallace Broecker, the Prophet of Climate Change Dr. Wallace Broecker—lovingly called “Wally” by his coworkers, friends, and family—never wanted to be known as the prophet of climate change. He was the prank-playing, puzzl

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Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

Hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.

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Lung cancer: Less invasive surgery for faster recovery

Every day, 78 Canadians receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, the most deadly form of cancer. Some will have one lobe of a lung removed. The results of a large international clinical study led by Dr. Moishe Liberman, paves the way for the widespread of thoracoscopic lobectomy — video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) — combined with pulmonary artery sealing using an ultrasonic energy device. T

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Amsterdam May Ban All Fossil Vehicles By 2030

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Diamonds: Tears of the Gods

Diamonds are the April birthstone. They aren’t forever, but they are geologically remarkable — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Galaxy Fold's troubled screen can't have one thing it needs – CNET

Commentary: The foldable phone's 7.3-inch screen would be the perfect home for a digital pen.

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Why streaming kids according to ability is a terrible idea

A class of 15-year-olds. We've just read a scene from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet . I hesitate for a moment, before launching into a group discussion. Half the students have (I hope) been reading their copies of No Fear Shakespeare , a kid-friendly translation of the Bard's original. For three students, even these literacy demands are beyond them. Another simply can't focus. Having con

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Radioaktivt stof fra atombomber opdaget på havets dybeste bund

Dyr på havets dybeste bund bliver også påvirket af, hvad der sker på overfladen, viser ny forskning.

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A Physics Analysis of Every Jedi Jump in All of *Star Wars*

May the Fourth Be With You as you read this analysis of every time a Jedi used The Force to jump higher than a normal person could.

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About time!

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Why this is the most wanted object in the universe

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Trump Attacks Facebook on Behalf of Racists and Grifters

President Donald Trump despises “fake news.” The Washington Post , The New York Times —these are “enemies of the people.” He has urged the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission to force Saturday Night Live off the air to punish the comedy show for making jokes about him. What he likes are independent and honest voices who say things such as: Vaccines cause autism .

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5 Surprising Causes of Burnout

Are you stuck in a job so demoralizing or stressful, you look at Sisyphus and think, “That doesn’t look so bad.” The Savvy Psychologist explains 5 surprising causes of burnout — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Learn to say ‘no’ and ‘yes’ for better sex… and to improve your whole life

Conveying our deepest desires, likes and dislikes, to our most intimate partner is essential. Here’s how… “Yes,” I say, surprisingly firmly, to the man I have never met before, whose name I do not even know, who is massaging my back and shoulders. “Yes. Yes, please.” I am lying on a mat on the floor of a conference room in a London hotel and around me three people – complete strangers – are rubbi

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5G signal could jam satellites that help with weather forecasting

New mobile system to be launched this year ‘will put lives at risk’ The introduction of 5G mobile phone networks could seriously affect weather forecasters’ ability to predict major storms. That is the stark warning of meteorologists around the world, who say the next-generation wireless system now being rolled out across the globe is likely to disrupt the delicate satellite instruments they use

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What Happens to Abandoned Malls?

In a report last week from Fort Wayne, Indiana , I noted what I considered the mid-century tragedy of big, sprawling, “modern” shopping malls displacing historic downtowns, only to become bankrupt eyesores after the malls’ few decades of fashionability had passed. The difference between those vintage-1970s big malls and earlier era’s structures is what happened after the businesses inside the bui

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through May 4)

NANOTECHNOLOGY The Microbots Are on Their Way Kenneth Chang | The New York Times “Like Frankenstein, Marc Miskin’s robots initially lie motionless. Then their limbs jerk to life. But these robots are the size of a speck of dust. Thousands fit side-by-side on a single silicon wafer similar to those used for computer chips, and, like Frankenstein coming to life, they pull themselves free and start

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Space Photos of the Week: Weird, Hungry, and Fast Black Holes

Plus impact craters, a Martian sunset, and a view of Uranus.

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Testing Diesel-Powered Fertilizer Spreaders From a Helicopter | Diesel Brothers

Heavy D and Diesel Dave head to Oregon to test two custom, Diesel-powered fertilizer spreaders for their friend's helicopter business. Stream Full Episodes of Diesel Brothers: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DieselBrothersTV https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitte

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Weekend reads: The Trump administration gets something right about science; a journal refuses a metaphor; should journals use Nazi science?

The week at Retraction Watch featured an expression of concern following a journalist's questions; a kind of plagiarism that software will miss; and researchers who blamed a ghostwriter for plagiarism. Here's what was happening elsewhere.

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5 Surprising Causes of Burnout

Are you stuck in a job so demoralizing or stressful, you look at Sisyphus and think, “That doesn’t look so bad.” The Savvy Psychologist explains 5 surprising causes of burnout — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Constant of light is pretty large.

I don't know why people keep saying batteries will store more energy than mass itself. That seems wrong because there's no way you're getting more energy than C 2. E=MC 2 last I checked. submitted by /u/bluefirecorp [link] [comments]

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Beyond Meat soars 163% in biggest-popping U.S. IPO since 2000

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How to stay productive when there's no internet

DIY For when turning it off and then on again just doesn't work. No internet connection. It’s amazing how one little grey icon can make you feel cut off from the world. Whether you’re on a road trip with no Wi-Fi access or your…

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What Are the Alternatives to Animal Testing?

We're making great strides in developing alternatives, but here's why it's still necessary to test on animals.

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Putin Will Put Russia Behind an Internet Curtain

Hacking big companies, building a better voting machine, and more security news this week.

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Ian McEwan Doesn't Hate Science Fiction

Recent comments from the author caused some sci-fi fans to bristle. He says he was misunderstood.

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Medical First: Doctor Performs Open Heart Surgery in the Street

Open Air Surgery After a man was stabbed in Durham, England, medical personnel arriving at the scene worried he might not survive the trip to the hospital. Instead of taking that risk, according to The Independent , the two doctors began to perform emergency heart surgery right there in the street. It was a risky procedure, but one that ultimately paid off — the surgery was a success and the man,

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In Defense of Disbelief: An Anti-Creed

We should doubt all theories and theologies that claim to solve the problem of who we really are — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In Defense of Disbelief: An Anti-Creed

We should doubt all theories and theologies that claim to solve the problem of who we really are — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending May 4, 2019)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.

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Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

Hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.

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China Using AI to Profile Minorities

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Author Correction: Band gap closure, incommensurability and molecular dissociation of dense chlorine

Author Correction: Band gap closure, incommensurability and molecular dissociation of dense chlorine Author Correction: Band gap closure, incommensurability and molecular dissociation of dense chlorine, Published online: 03 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10187-z Author Correction: Band gap closure, incommensurability and molecular dissociation of dense chlorine

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with 'Hadestown' creator Anaïs Mitchell – sometimes the god speaks through you

The creative process, from hacking away at rhymes in a windowless, concrete box to unpredictably transcendent moments on stage. A song can't change the world on its own, but it maybe can change the people who hear it. None Among other things, music can be medicine. Like a vaccine, it sometimes works by giving your body a little taste of the disease. Other times, of course, you just wanna dance, a

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4 Best Satellite Messengers in 2019 (Iridium, Tracking Devices, Garmin)

Stay safe and text your friends and family from every corner of the globe with these satellite messengers (and a beacon) on the Iridium and Globalstar networks.

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Stanford Scientist Says in-Ear Gadgets Will Be Able to Monitor Our Brains

"The ear is like a biological equivalent of a USB port."

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The Burden of Dependency on Automation and How it Relates to Ecology

Hello Everyone, This is not a message from the future! This is happening today and worth consideration. Our society is filled with a variety of machines and automated equipment. We, humans and some pets, depend on these automated machines to quickly prepare us food in the kitchen or get us to work or build equipment in a manufacturing plant or even entertain ourselves. This equipment is all credi

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Lader du dig snyde? Her er de tricks, webshops bruger for at få os til at købe mere

Amazon, Ebay, Booking.com og andre webshops snyder din reptilhjerne til at lægge ekstra varer i kurven.

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Star Wars Fans Know Nostalgia Well. It’s Time to Build a Future

The franchise feels stuck in the past. Let's observe this May Fourth by considering the future. Face forward, True Believers.

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Best Star Wars Gear for May the 4th (And Other Games & Tech)

Celebrate Star Wars Day with by picking up a lightsaber, Legos, and more.

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The Russia Investigation Will Continue

Although Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is over, and although President Trump on Friday again described the probe as a “ Witch Hunt ,” the FBI is almost certain to continue its counterintelligence investigation into Russian espionage efforts related to the 2016 election. More important, they will continue to search for Americans working on behalf of the Kremlin. The inability to es

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You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

A physicist at the University of Illinois devised an immersive game in which teams solve science puzzles to unlock a mystery — before it’s too late.

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Depression is a silent killer. A.I. is turning up the volume.

Artificial intelligence can digitize a person's state of mind by gathering data from their social media feeds and listening to them talk. The filters you use on photos, the kinds of content you post, as well as your speech (your tone, sighs, and rate of speech) are just a few ways AI can detect depression or evaluate whether medications are working or not. Furthermore, research shows people would

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Sensorer til kamp mod kunstens forfald

PLUS. Danske forskere er i gang med at udvikle en computerstyret sensor, som museer fremover kan bruge til at kontrollere, om deres kunstværker opbevares under optimale forhold.

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Technology could help reduce exploitation of traditional weavers in Malaysia

An interdisciplinary team of researchers studied the supply chain of the songket fabric market in the Malaysian state of Terengganu. They believe the use of new, social technology could help weavers connect more directly with customers, reducing the need to deal exclusively with merchants.

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Nasa instrument heads to space station to map CO2

Nasa sends an instrument to the International Space Station to track carbon dioxide on Earth.

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'I'm here for breast cancer. Why are you talking to me about my heart?'

Many physicians are not telling cancer patients about the cardiotoxicity risks of treatments and may not be fully aware of the dangers themselves. A new study reveals an urgent need to look after the hearts of these patients. The research is presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology.

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Exercise may improve memory in heart failure patients

Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

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We’ve spotted a strange asteroid that’s spinning itself to pieces

There’s a new type of asteroid that has a tail like a comet because it’s spinning so fast it’s constantly falling apart and leaving a trail of debris behind it

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SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of power delays.

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At least nine dead as monster cyclone enters Bangladesh

Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest to hit India in years, barrelled into Bangladesh on Saturday after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India.

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Carbon tax best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions: IMF

At $70 per ton of carbon dioxide, a carbon tax would be the most efficient means of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to an International Monetary Fund report published Friday.

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Ugens debat: Energiforsyning som vinden blæser?

Energistyrelsen har udpeget arealer på 11.000 kvadratmeter i de danske farvande, hvor der kan placeres havvind­møller med en kapa­citet på 12,4 GW. Læserne på ing.dk var delt mellem begejstring over perspektiverne og kritik af vindmøller som energikilde.

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Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise

After devastating the French Riviera in 2013, destroying Dhaka in 2015 and saving Tokyo in 2017, an international asteroid impact simulation ended Friday with its latest disaster—New York in ruins.

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Japan's private rocket reaches outer space for first time

A Japanese aerospace startup funded by a former internet maverick successfully launched a small rocket into space Saturday, making it the first commercially developed Japanese rocket to reach orbit.

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Anime-style security guard will be protecting home and offices in Japan

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Benno bygger diamantbelagte højtalere: God musik smadres af dårlig lyd

Alle detaljer er vigtige, når Benno Baun Meldgaard designer højtalere.

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Victoria Dyring efter trötthetsexperiment: ”Som en skräckfilm”

”Det var helt vidrigt att vara så trött och köra bil”. Så sammanfattar programledaren Victoria Dyring sina upplevelser från TV-experimentet, där hon var vaken nästan ett dygn och mitt i natten körde på E4:an mellan Linköping och Gränna.

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Yrkesförare kör sämre vid trötthet än vanliga bilister

Vid höga nivåer av sömnighet kör yrkesförare sämre än andra, men de skattar sig som piggare. Det visar forskning från Väg och transportforskningsinstitutet, VTI.

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Last week in tech: Facebook’s new look, dark TV, and dead robots

Technology Get all caught up to sound smart over the weekend Listen to our podcast and get caught up on the week's big tech stories.

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A 1,100-Foot-Wide Asteroid Is on Course to Pass by Earth in a Decade

It'll be so close, you'll be able to see it with the naked eye.

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Augmented Reality: Tilt Five through the glasses

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Japan Is Betting Big On The Future Of Hydrogen Cars

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Da Vinci's hand impairment caused by nerve damage, not stroke, suggests new study

A fainting episode causing traumatic nerve damage affecting his right hand could be why Leonardo da Vinci's painting skills were hampered in his late career. While the impairment affected his ability to hold palettes and brushes to paint with his right hand, he was able to continue teaching and drawing with his left hand. According to most authors, the origin of da Vinci's right hand palsy was rel

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The Atlantic Daily: Russian Noninterference

What We’re Following (Grigory Dukor / Reuters) Donald Trump seems to keep absolving Russia of interfering with the 2016 U.S. election. For more than two years, he’s failed to press Russian President Vladimir Putin on the topic, while blaming the interference on everything from “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds” to “a lot of people out there.” That continued in an hour-long pho

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The Flamingos' Future: Lessons From A Race To Rescue Thousands of Abandoned Chicks

The incessant “eep, eep, eep” of hundreds of hungry flamingo chicks bounces off the concrete walls of a feeding room at the SANCCOB wildlife sanctuary in Cape Town, South Africa. Teri Grendzinski reaches into a pen and plucks out a fluffy, pale pink chick. She grips it gently with one hand. The bird opens its mouth eagerly as her syringe squirts out a kind of warm shrimp milkshake. It’s noisy, hot

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Prehistoric Traders Cheated Rich People With Fake Amber Jewelry

Between the third and second millennium B.C, trade networks crisscrossed the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe moving amber, a rare and valuable commodity, across the continent. Now researchers say some of that amber was actually clever fakes. They suspect the counterfeit gems may have been used to swindle wealthy buyers. “This is the first time that the imitation of a very valuable materia

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The Comedian Is in the Machine. AI Is Now Learning Puns

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Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?

Deforestation caused by palm oil cultivation is pushing orangutans closer to farmers who see them as pests.

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A Hacking Spree, a Fight for Open Internet, and More News

Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.

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Meet the scientists studying seal poo

Scientists in the Antarctic are monitoring seal poo to keep track of what's happening in the environment.

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Facebook's Cryptocurrency Might Work Like Loyalty Points

A report says Facebook is seeking investors for its planned cryptocurrency, and merchants who might accept the virtual coin.

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China's vast fleet is tipping the balance of power in the Pacific

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