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Artificial sponges could pull uranium from seawater for nuclear power

Seawater is full of far more uranium than we can mine from the ground, and specialised sponges could let us harvest it to use in nuclear power plants

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Tættere på kunstige lunger: Se 3D-printet væv trække vejret

Det vil ikke undre mig, hvis vi snart kan operere kunstige blodårer ind i mennesker, siger dansk forsker.

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I keep telling my friends that to help predict the future, just keep in mind that parts will get cheaper, manufacturing will get faster, machines will get smaller, and distribution will get easier. What other "futurist rules" am I missing?

When I worked for a computer company and participated in their "intellectual property" program, these were some of the rules I drew from in predicting future needs (a couple of which went on to get patented). But what else can I consider as a rule of thumb, to help predict? submitted by /u/akambe [link] [comments]

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37 spotted seal pups rescued from China traffickers released

Animal rights groups have cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China.

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How a Half-Inch Beetle Finds Fires 80 Miles Away

Fire chaser beetles' ability to sense heat borders on the spooky — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How a Half-Inch Beetle Finds Fires 80 Miles Away

Fire chaser beetles' ability to sense heat borders on the spooky — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Amazon Says It Told Some Sellers It Was Blocking Ads With 'Religious Content' By Mistake

Amazon mistakenly told some sellers that it had launched a prohibition on ads with “religious content,” with one seller claiming “serious loss in revenue” and others reporting similar issues …

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg responds to co-founder Hughes' call for breakup – CNET

In a New York Times editorial, the social network's VP for global affairs and communications says that what's needed is stronger oversight, not a dismantling of the company.

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Of all the fictional depictions of the future, which do you suspect is the most accurate?

I’ve seen Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake mentioned a few times on this subreddit. Curious what other sci fi/post-apocalyptic/whatever media people think most accurately predicts what the world will look like in the future. submitted by /u/tiredgirl19 [link] [comments]

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Japan tester tog med tophastighed på 400 km/t

Nyt lynhurtigt medlem af Shinkansen-familien er rullet ud på skinnerne.

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Did you get your smarts from your mom? Time to return the favor.

Get a 1-year subscription to Big Think Edge for your mom this Mother's Day! A subscription unlocks dozens of lessons on our premium video learning platform. Big Think Edge teaches crucial skills like negotiation, divergent thinking, decision-making, and leadership skills. None Why get Big Think Edge for Mother's Day? For all the progress we've made as a society, women still retire with ⅔ the savi

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Movie-Prop Cash Is Fooling Cashiers

T he Joker torching a mountain of cash in The Dark Knight . Walter White toting around his 55-gallon-drum nest eggs on Breaking Bad . The bags of $100 bills that Jason Bateman’s character launders on Ozark . Each scene was shot with prop money—phony bills that look real on-screen, but up close have certain glaringly obvious tweaks. Where an authentic $100 bill says “The United States of America,”

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Apollo 10, the Mission that *Almost* Landed on the Moon

Apollo 10 doesn’t get much attention. On the rare occasion people talk about the mission right before the first lunar landing, it’s lumped into the “pre-Apollo 11” category and dismissed as one of the stepping stones on the bridge to the Moon. But it was far more interesting than just a mission that preceded Apollo 11. My latest appearance on CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks was all about Apollo 10, bu

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3D Bioprinted Organ Takes First "Breaths"

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Med fremtidens høretelefoner kan du skrue op og ned for virkeligheden

Dimser i ørene vil kunne skrue op for din kærestes stemme, dæmpe baggrundsstøjen og advare om stress.

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IDA-formand får tre år mere

Et enig repræsentantskab genvalgte lørdag eftermiddag Thomas Damkjær Petersen til formand for Ingeniørforeningen

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Learning about Critical Thinking from Kitty Claws and Ice Cream Cones

Picture books provide some of our earliest and most concise introductions into how and why we make decisions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Going to Space to Benefit Earth (Full Event Replay)

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Why foreign aid is getting better at saving lives

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Learning about Critical Thinking from Kitty Claws and Ice Cream Cones

Picture books provide some of our earliest and most concise introductions into how and why we make decisions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #19

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, May 5 through Sat, May 11, 2019 Editor's Pick Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change Schoolchildren have been protesting climate change inaction in recent months across Europe REUTERS Eight European countries have called for an ambitious strategy to tackle climate

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The race is on to cultivate a seaweed that slashes greenhouse emission from cows, other livestock

Those concerned with climate change may soon feel less compunction about biting into a cheeseburger.

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Stricken ship refloated after Solomons oil spill

The ship at the centre of an environmental disaster near World-Heritage listed waters in the Solomon Islands was refloated Saturday after being stranded on a coral reef for more than three months.

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Uber, Lyft losses keep competitors at bay

A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers.

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Trait neuroticism as "mental noise" — neurotic people have noisier, more chaotic minds, say researchers

Of the main personality traits, Neuroticism (characterised by emotional instability and lack of resilience) is probably the one with the least going for it. High scorers on this trait are impulsive, tend to worry a lot, and they struggle with low moods and short tempers. Thanks to personality research, we know a lot about what lies in store for people who score high on Neuroticism, such as increa

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Palantir's Github Page Is the New Battleground in the Fight Against ICE

Tech activists continue to organize and win across many of the industry’s biggest firms—and increasingly the online spaces tech workers gather are becoming battlegrounds in their own right. …

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F-35's First Crash Was Caused by Manufacturing Defect, GAO Says

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Organer på rumrejse skal gøre os klogere på kræft

Celler fra menneskeorganer skal bo på rumstation i en måned.

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through May 11)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A New Way to Build Tiny Neural Networks Could Create Powerful AI on Your Phone Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review “If you can train a neural network locally on a device instead of in the cloud, you can improve the speed of the training process and the security of the data. Imagine a machine-learning-based medical device, for example, that could improve itself through use wi

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2 reasons why mothers far outnumbered fathers in human history

Studies showed that in human history, mothers often outnumbered fathers. This happened because of polygyny and migration patterns. Modern ratio of mothers to fathers is closer to 1 to 1. None In the course of human history, have there been more mothers or fathers? By the basic logic of it, there should be as many of one as the other. But there's nothing basic about about how humans procreate, pul

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Space Photos of the Week: Hot Hubble Time Machine

Plus: Sisyphi Cavi, nanoparticles, and Cepheid variables.

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Auctioning off a Diesel-Powered Bicycle for Charity | Diesel Brothers

The Diesel Brothers team design a hub-centric, diesel-powered bicycle with spare and salvaged parts from the shop. Once completed, they auction it off for charity! 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.c

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Utdöd fågel återuppstod

Den vitstrupiga rallen dog ut för 136 000 år sedan, men återuppstod sedan från de döda. Med evolutionens hjälp har fågelarten uppstått två gånger, uppger forskare bakom en ny studie.

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20 smart display voice commands that'll make you feel like a boss

DIY "Hey Google, Alexa, let's get stuff done." These voice commands, from watching movie trailers to checking in on security camera feeds, make the upgrade from a smart speaker worth it.

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Two reasons why mothers far outnumbered fathers in human history

Studies showed that in human history, mothers often outnumbered fathered. This happened because of polygyny and migration patterns. Modern ratio of mothers to fathers is closer to one to one. None In the course of human history, have there been more mothers or fathers? By the basic logic of it, there should be as many mothers as fathers. But there's nothing basic about about how humans procreate,

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Så hackas dina grejer: ”Då kan man ta över de här objekten helt och hållet”

Numera finns det smarta dammsugare, gräsklippare, och elsparkcyklar på stan som du kan låsa upp med telefonen via bluetooth. Men hur säkra är de här sakerna egentligen?

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Här hackar KTH-studenten elsparkcykeln i farten och låser den

Studenter vid KTH har lyckats hacka sig in i drönare, elsparkcyklar och robotdammsugare. – Vi kan låsa upp och låsa vilken elsparkcykel som helst, även när de är i rörelse, säger KTH-studenten Louis Cameron.

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Robert Mueller Won't Testify Next Week After All

Facial recognition run amok, antivirus hacks, and more of the week's top security news.

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Weekend reads: Ghostwritten peer reviews; is failure to report results misconduct?; scientific sabotage common in at least one country

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 profile of an image detective who works for free; … Continue reading Weekend reads: Ghostwritten peer reviews; is failure

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NYPD using VR to train for active shootings and real life scenarios.

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Neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow: ‘Changing the way that you think is cognitively costly’

In her new book, the scientist examines the role of fate in our lives, how our politics are formed and sniffing out Mr Right Dr Hannah Critchlow is a neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge. Her debut book, The Science of Fate , examines how much of our life is predetermined at birth and to what extent we are in control of our destiny. How has the slow march of scientific research affected

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Eat Food. All the Time. Mostly Junk.

I can’t stop thinking about cupcakes. No, not chic ones from the bakery, swathed in caramel buttercream, $3.95 each—I mean real cupcakes, baked at home by Mom and the kids in a classic ritual of American domesticity. This evening, Ashley—she’s one of nine women whose relationships with food are at the center of Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It

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Hello Fellow Kids, It’s Me, the New Morning Edition Theme

On Thursday evening, a scene that surely played itself out all across America this week—in kitchens, car interiors, and waiting rooms—was repeated in the greenroom of the Neue Galerie in New York. The classical composer Timo Andres and the jazz singer Theo Bleckmann stood and listened to two pieces of music: the old theme for National Public Radio’s flagship morning-news show, Morning Edition , a

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*Prospect* Is a Master Class in Low-Budget Space Opera

The film uses a lot of smart tricks to look like a big-budget film even though it isn't one.

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How Your Brain Keeps Your Body Fit

Get-Fit Guy interviews neuroscientist Dr. Bob Schafer to learn how habits and mindfulness can improve our training — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Lowest Bid Universe

If reality is manufactured it's time to lodge some complaints — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Your Brain Keeps Your Body Fit

Get-Fit Guy interviews neuroscientist Dr. Bob Schafer to learn how habits and mindfulness can improve our training — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Car-Size 'Sea Monster' Terrorized Triassic Oceans

A crocodile-like beast the length of a Volkswagen Beetle terrorized prey in the late Triassic oceans about 210 million years ago, a new study finds.

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Is It Safe to Drink Moonshine?

What you don't know about moonshine can definitely hurt you.

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Scarred Brains or Shiny Statistics: The Perils of CCA

A paper in PNAS got some attention on Twitter recently. It's called Childhood trauma history is linked to abnormal brain connectivity in major depression and in it, the authors Yu et al. report finding (as per the Significance Statement) A dramatic primary association of brain resting-state network (RSN) connectivity abnormalities with a history of childhood trauma in major depressive disorder (MD

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Robots are coming to a hospital near you

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Dirty Work: Robots take on complex breach as Army evaluates potential

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Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid power system for laser weapons

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The Dangers Of 'Zombie Deer Disease'

Chronic wasting disease is an illness that's spreading in deer, elk and moose and there are at least three bills being considered at the national level to provide funds to research and fight it.

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Jared Diamond (historian) – Look inward, Nation

Nations that blame their problems on other nations (or particular groups) don't recover so well from crises. The US is consuming at 32x the rate of most African countries. Even if Africa didn't exist, it would be unsustainable. What Jared Diamond has learned about human nature from his neighborhood association. None Imagine yourself a German citizen the day after the end of World War II. Much of

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending May 11, 2019)

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

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Listening to My Neighbors Fight

At 11:15 p.m. on a recent weeknight, I was turning off the lights in my apartment to start winding down for sleep when I heard yelling from upstairs. It was different from the sound of the children who live directly overhead playing, being rambunctious, stomping around, being annoying. These were angry voices. I was in pajamas, but I opened my front door so I could hear more clearly, and I was gr

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Beats Powerbeats Pro Review: Best Wire-Free Workout Earbuds

The first wire-free Beats are some of the best workout buds you can buy.

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Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be. Aside from a few oases there is little vegetation, and most of the world's largest desert is covered with rocks, sand and sand dunes . The Saharan sun is powerful enough to provide Earth with significant solar energy . The statistics are mind-boggling. If the desert were a country, it would be fifth b

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Caster Semenya and the Twisted Politics of Testosterone

The ruling that Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya will need to take testosterone suppressants is already affecting other runners.

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Two Nuclear Problems, One Policy: Maximum Pressure

President Donald Trump faces two high-stakes nuclear problems with two rogue regimes. And in the pursuit of elusive grand bargains, he has relied heavily on one tool: “maximum pressure.” But with neither North Korea nor Iran has the strategy yielded the ultimate nuclear deal so far. With North Korea, Trump introduced an escalating series of sanctions and harsh tweets (remember “ Rocket Man ”?) th

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How the hard-man mask can affect a prisoner’s sense of self

On my first day teaching philosophy in a maximum-security prison, I stood at my classroom door, nervously waiting for my participants to arrive. As I watched the flow of men into the education department, I was immediately struck by the swagger on display. They marched down the corridor with over-developed muscles, projecting authority and machismo, hollering to their friends and acquaintances, d

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Our reality could be a "hologram" created by quantum physics

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Why Google believes machine learning is its future

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Great risk for great gain: Immigrants and innovators are psychologically the same

Every American, without exception, is an immigrant. Native Americans immigrated 13,000 years ago, and everybody else has immigrated within the last 400 years. The decision to emigrate is made by people who are healthy, strong, willing to undertake risks, and face the unknown. Those are also essential qualities for innovating. It's no coincidence that the great majority of American Nobel Prize win

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University Presses Shouldn’t Have to Make a Profit

What is the point of a university press? Should it be expected to support itself? These questions are at the heart of a debate triggered by the Stanford University provost Persis Drell, who indicated in April that the school would impose massive funding cuts on Stanford University Press (SUP). The university appeared poised to completely or almost completely eliminate the press’s $1.7 million ann

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What Happens When an Activist Bullies Anti-abortion Protesters

It’s been a rough week for Brian Sims. The Pennsylvania Democrat has been pelted with criticism and demands for his resignation from his state House seat in the days since he posted a video of himself aggressively confronting an anti-abortion protester outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. “An old white lady telling people what to do with their bodies? Shame on you!” Sims shouts at the woman in a

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Alt hvad du behøver at vide om automatiske telefonsystemer

I en tid, hvor telefonistinderne stadig stillede telefonopkald om manuelle telefoncentraler landet over, beskrev overassistent H.K. Hulvej i alle detaljer i Ingeniøren, hvordan et af de nymodens automatiske telefonanlæg fungerede.

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Volkswagen opens pre-booking for all-electric ID model

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How Volunteer Sleuths Identified a Hiker and Her Killer After 36 Years

What does it actually take to identify a person through genetic genealogy? Wading through infidelities and pornography.

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New research, April 29 – May 5, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers. Climate change mitigation Climate change and educational attainment in the global tropics Climate scientists’ wide prediction intervals may be more likely but are perceived to be less certain An experimental

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Peter er mester til at manipulere lyd: Alt på film er snyd og bedrag

Fuglefløjt kan gøres uhyggelig, og lyden af en heks kan stamme fra en vaskemaskine.

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Facebook sues South Korea data analytics firm

Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn't breaking the leading social network's rules, the US company said Friday.

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Hong Kong to cull 6,000 pigs as first swine fever case found

Hong Kong will cull 6,000 pigs after African swine fever was detected in an animal at a slaughterhouse close to the border with China, the first case of the disease in the densely populated financial hub.

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37 spotted seal pups rescued from China traffickers released

Animal rights groups have cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China.

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Hong Kong to cull 6,000 pigs as first swine fever case found

Hong Kong will cull 6,000 pigs after African swine fever was detected in an animal at a slaughterhouse close to the border with China, the first case of the disease in the densely populated financial hub.

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37 spotted seal pups rescued from China traffickers released

Animal rights groups have cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China.

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AI recommends 'fashionable' outfits to millions of people in China

E-commerce giant Alibaba has built an algorithm for suggesting outfits to shoppers in China. It has made over 5 million recommendations so far

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MIT Device Pulls Clean Water Out of Thin Air

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Lyft’s revenues double, losses quintuple—and prospects darken

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Ugens debat: Kan batteritog forbedre jernbanen?

I sidste uge skrev vi om analyser af muligheden for batteri­drift på Nordvestbanen i Nordvestsjælland. Udsigten begejstrede mange læsere, mens andre var bekymrede for risikoen ved igen at blive ‘first movers’.

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Michio Kaku: "The Future of Humanity" | Talks at Google

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Världens största flytande glaciär smälter 10 gånger snabbare än man trott

Utkanten av den så kallade Ross shelfis, en flytande glaciär på Antarktis, smälter mycket snabbare än forskarna tidigare trott. Glaciären är lika stor som Frankrike och spelar en viktig roll för att stabilisera inlandsisen.

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Personer med utmattningssyndrom mår bättre av skogsbad

Naturen har läkande effekter på oss människor. Blodtryck och puls sänks och koncentrationen ökar enligt forskning. Samtidigt som allt mer forskning ger belägg för naturens hälsoeffekter har också intresset väckts för så kallade skogsbad.

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Skogsbadare: ”Skogen bara är. Det är kravlöst”

Anette Öhman var sjukskriven för utmattningssyndrom i två år. Sedan erbjöds hon att delta i skogsbad genom vårdcentralen.

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How asteroid mining will save the Earth — and mint trillionaires

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"I Am Mother" Trailer Debut (2019) Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank

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Mental Web and Development

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5.000 år gammel familie-tragedie opklaret

De mystiske omstændigheder vedrørende en 5.000 år gammel massegrav i Polen er nu blevet…

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Facebook sues South Korea data analytics firm

Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn't breaking the leading social network's rules, the US company said Friday.

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The billionaire space race between Musk, Bezos and Branson

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Japanese railway company starts testing 249mph bullet train speeds

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Louis Vuitton’s flexible-screen handbags are the definition of extra

With flexible screens being all the rage nowadays, more and more companies are building products touting the technology. But there's an unexpected one joining the craze: Louis …

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Global Health: Where Will Measles Break Out Next? Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, Scientists Predict

A new study ranks the risks in U.S. counties by the numbers of unvaccinated children and proximity to international airports. But no one predicted the outbreak in Brooklyn.

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These little fish adapted to survive lethal toxins

A big population, good genes, and a little luck help explain how a species of fish adapted to what would normally be lethal levels of toxins, say researchers. They looked to the exceptional survivor story of the minnow-like Gulf killifish to learn more about what other species may need to adapt to drastically changed environments. This species is an important part of the food web for a number of

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Wasps Just Became The First Known Insects Who Can Reason Using Logic

We still wouldn't argue with a wasp, though.

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Climate change 'may curb growth in UK flying'

The UK may need to review expansion of aviation to meet CO2 targets, the government admits.

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For første gang i 15 år: Tre storkepar yngler i Danmark

I Roskilde, Vestjylland og Sønderjylland yngler tre storkepar. Endnu et storkeæg er klækket fredag.

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The Atlantic Daily: A Risky Business

What We’re Following (Brendan McDermid / Reuters) The Uber IPO is here. Friday marks the ride-hailing giant’s first day as a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange, debuting with an eye-popping $82 billion valuation. But the company isn’t exactly swimming in a pool of profits— since 2016, Uber has lost $10 billion from its operations. And drivers, many of whom are scraping by on m

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Uber's IPO, the Call to Break Up Facebook, and More News

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

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You could get the plague (but probably won't)

Health The disease still thrives in the United States. In the grand scheme of today’s infectious diseases, the plague is by far one of the least likely microbes for the average American to pick up—even if they travel the…

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Chris Hughes Is Right: We Should Dismantle Facebook

The former Facebook employee says the government should break up the company and then comprehensively regulate it. The only problem: It might not be enough.

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Remind your mom that she's your rock. Give her 12 months of life-changing learning.

Get a 1-year subscription to Big Think Edge for your mom this Mother's Day! A subscription unlocks our premium learning platform – and it's 50% off until May 15. Moms have given us decades of support, but who is supporting her? Our library of world-class experts will teach her skills and lessons that make her even stronger and smarter. None When we're kids, if we're lucky, our parents teach us ho

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How do you learn to drive on Mars?

Engineers are making sure their joint European-Russian rover will perform as expected on the Red Planet.

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Last week in tech: Google threw a big party, Jeff Bezos is taking everyone to the moon

Technology Catch up on the biggest tech news of the week. Google has some new gadgets and we're all going to live in space.

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Remind your mom that she's your rock. Give her 12 months of mind-blowing learning.

Get a 1-year subscription to Big Think Edge for your mom this Mother's Day! A subscription unlocks our premium learning platform – and it's 50% off until May 15. Moms have given us decades of support, but who is supporting her? Our library of world-class experts will teach her skills and lessons that make her even stronger and smarter. None When we're kids, if we're lucky, our parents teach us ho

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Eating nuts may boost fetal brain development

A Spanish study finds that nuts consumed early in pregnancy boost babies' cognitive strength. Eating walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pine nuts and/or hazelnuts early in pregnancy can make a big difference. For those without allergies, nuts are good food. None While the medical community — and parents — continue to deal with the 1 in 5 kids who suffer from a peanut allergy, there's some news about a ve

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180 nations agree UN deal to regulate export of plastic waste

Around 180 governments on Friday agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year, organisers said.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: What Happens In Vegas

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, May 10. ‣ Trade talks between the United States and China concluded on Friday without a new trade agreement. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the two sides will keep talking. ‣ Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal issued subpoenas to the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service for six years of the president’s personal and b

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Uber shifts into reverse in disappointing Wall Street debut

Uber shares skidded Friday in a disappointing Wall Street debut following a massive public offering from the global ride-hailing giant.

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Woman Dies from Rabies After Rescuing Puppy While on Vacation

A Norwegian woman died from rabies after she was bitten by an infected puppy that she attempted to rescue while on vacation.

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A case of the chimp sniffles or major outbreak? Syndromic surveillance may hold the key

Two sniffling chimps could be one too many for a wild chimpanzee community susceptible to respiratory disease outbreaks, report Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Minnesota. The team's findings were a result of their development of a syndromic surveillance system to noninvasively and preemptively detect a potential outbreak of respiratory disease. The study recently w

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New study highlights fundamental challenges of living with wildfire

Wildfires can have dramatic impacts on Western landscapes and communities, but human values determine whether the changes caused by fire are desired or dreaded. This is the simple—but often overlooked—message from a collaborative team of 23 researchers led by University of Montana faculty in a study published in the May issue of the journal BioScience.

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A case of the chimp sniffles or major outbreak? Syndromic surveillance may hold the key

Two sniffling chimps could be one too many for a wild chimpanzee community susceptible to respiratory disease outbreaks, report Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Minnesota. The team's findings were a result of their development of a syndromic surveillance system to noninvasively and preemptively detect a potential outbreak of respiratory disease. The study recently w

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Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children living with hunger

Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they're participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a new study.

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Lab builds autopilot software allowing UAVs to soar on thermals

A Navy scientist has re-engineered the software that allows long-endurance drones to powerlessly climb into the sky on bubbles of warm air.

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The world needs to get serious about managing sand, says UN report

With sand demand rising, extraction posing growing environmental threats

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Japanese railway company starts testing 249mph bullet train speeds

Alfa-X slated for service in 2030, leaving room for another high-speed rail to catch up.

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The best way to motivate employees? Don't extinguish their passion.

A former teacher at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Jim Collins now conducts research into what gets and keeps companies significantly ahead of (or behind) the competition. The best leaders don't worry about motivating people – they hire passionate employees and don't extinguish their passion. They do that by confronting the elephant in the room, showing tangible results, and letting th

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The Reign of ‘Emma’ and ‘Liam’ Continues

The age of Emma is not over yet. On Friday morning, the Social Security Administration released data on the most popular baby names of 2018 in the United States, and perched atop the list of popular names for girls—as it has been for the past five years—is Emma. The rest of the top 10, in descending order, are Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Charlotte, Mia, Amelia, Harper, and Evelyn; the top five

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Study sheds new light on urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women

A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections (UTIs) have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women — several species of bacteria can invade the bladder walls.

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Researchers Discover Deep-Sea Fish Might See In Color

In the dim light of dusk, the world appears gray. That's because we, like most vertebrates, have just on type of rod opsin, the light-sensitive pigment in our eyes that lets us see in low light. During the day, a different set of pigments in cone cells pick up a broader range of wavelengths, giving us color vision. Now, an international team of researchers has discovered that fish living in the da

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Prehistoric Medicine: How Archaic Humans Cured Themselves

Long before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, people were using antibiotics to combat infections. In the late 1800s, French physician Ernest Duchesne observed Arab stable boys treating sores with mold growing on saddles. Duchesne took a sample of the fungus, identified it as Penicillium and used it to cure guinea pigs infected with typhoid. Earlier still, texts from ancient civiliza

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Early Galaxies Shone Brighter and Hotter than Expected

Our universe’s first galaxies shone hotter and brighter than scientists thought, according to a group of astronomers who tapped a whopping 400 hours of observing time on NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The discovery could answer a long-standing question about how light first traveled freely through the infant universe. “We did not expect that Spitzer, with a mirror no larger than a Hula-Hoop, woul

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Elon Musk faces trial after calling British diver a paedophile

LA court rejects Telsa chief’s attempt to dismiss Vernon Unsworth’s defamation lawsuitElon Musk will have to go to trial to defend himself for mocking a British diver and basely calling him …

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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has long called for reformations to the nation's drug laws. The five-year policy plan calls for prescribing treatment programs instead of punishments to drug users. It's unclear what effects the laws would have on Mexican cartels, which make the bulk of their money selling drugs in the U.S. None Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to d

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This Star Drifted Into the Milky Way From Another Galaxy

Space Invader One of the stars in the Big Dipper constellation may not have originated within the Milky Way. Instead, the star — conveniently named J1124+4535 — likely came from a galaxy that merged with ours some 10 billion years ago, according to Live Science . The unusual chemical signature and metal composition of the star clued in a team of Chinese and Japanese astronomers that the star like

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What PopSci editors are reading this spring

Gadgets A few book suggestions to help you defrost. I never know what book to take on next, so I go to my well-read coworkers for suggestions. Below are the tomes the PopSci staff are reading now.

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Facebook’s AI May Be Helping Terrorists Get Away With Murder

Lose/Lose Situation In recent years, governments have repeatedly called upon Facebook and other social media platforms to do a better job of removing extremist content — specifically, anything promoting terrorism. Many have turned to artificial intelligence to help them answer that call, but now an investigation by The Atlantic has revealed that these AIs might inadvertently be helping terrorists

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Experts ID 25 US Counties Most at Risk of Measles Outbreaks

Many very large cities are in regions most in danger of new measles outbreaks in the United States, due to anti-vaccine movements.

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A Salvador Dalí Deepfake Can Take Selfies With Museumgoers

I Live, I Die, I Live Again As deepfakes – AI-generated images and videos of people – became more sophisticated, experts cautioned that the technology could be used to create embarrassing celebrity porn and misleading propaganda. While this wasn’t unfounded, we should have known that the insidious future of deepfakes would also include marketing stunts designed by ad agencies. Enter Dalí Lives, a

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Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

A team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory — a fundamental building block of a functioning mind — and three health-related factors: sleep, age, and depressed mood. The team also reports that each of these factors is associated with different aspects of working memory. Working memory is the part of short-term memory that temporarily stores and manages information

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Trial remedies racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung and breast cancer

UNC School of Medicine's Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black versus white lung and breast cancer patients.

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Never attend or run a pointless meeting again. Follow these rules.

Useless meetings are the bane of every employee's existence. Learn to use design thinking to plan the layout of a meeting and engineer it for effectiveness. Be respectful of your team's time by knowing that there are 5 types of meetings. Choose the right one for your goal. (Yes, you have to have a goal!). Subscribe to Big Think Edge to learn from productivity expert Carson Tate and many more expe

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Raynaud's Disease: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Do your fingers turn white and blue when you are cold or stressed out? It might indicate Raynaud's disease.

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Review: Motorola Moto G7 is the inexpensive Android phone you've been waiting for

I'm a tech reviewer, so I think people expect me to carry the newest iPhone—at least that's what I tell my wife.

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Study: Some biologic treatments for psoriasis may be safer for patients

In the largest study of its kind, Erica D. Dommasch, M.D., M.P.H., a dermatologist in the Department of Dermatology at BIDMC, and colleagues found a decreased risk of infection in patients with psoriasis using some of the newer, more targeted medications compared to those taking methotrexate, a drug widely used since the 1960s as a first line treatment for moderate-to-severe psoriasis.

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Another Study Found a Link Between Parkinson's Disease and the Appendix. What's Going On?

Clumps of proteins found in the brains of people who have Parkinson's disease are also found in the appendix.

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